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# Royal Family

Last month
January 2023
Voices
Psychologist: Media coverage of Prince Harry's book is the perfect example of 'bad news sells'
Dr Jolanta Burke looks at the media’s handling of the new autobiography by the British prince.
# spare
Prince Harry tells TV interviewer he wants his father and brother back
The Duke of Sussex has done interviews with ITV and CBS News, which will be aired on Sunday.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you read Prince Harry's book?
Spare will be released on 10 January.
Last year
2022
# Complaints
The Sun apologises for Jeremy Clarkson column’s about Meghan Markle
A UK media regulator received more complaints about the column than it did in total in all of 2021.
# Northern Ireland
Woman tells Kate Middleton ‘Ireland belongs to the Irish’ during visit to Belfast
The woman also told Kate: “Nice to meet you but it would be better if it was when you were in your own country.”
# royal funeral
Pomp, snubs and security: Here's everything you need to know about the queen’s funeral today
After 10 days of mourning the UK will say its final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II today.
The funeral service will take place in Westminster Abbey at 11am.
It will be one of the biggest diplomatic gatherings in decades with presidents, royals and VIPs attending.
The Met Police said the funeral is the biggest security operation it has ever undertaken.
# Controversy
Celtic fans chant through minute’s applause in memory of the Queen
Some Hoops fans chanted ‘if you hate the Royal Family clap your hands’ while a banner containing the same phrase could be seen in the away end.
# last journey
Thousands line Queen’s coffin route to pay final respects in Scotland
The cortege travelled around 180-miles from Balmoral to Edinburgh in a journey lasting more than six hours.
# Northern Ireland
Sinn Féin stays away from proclamation but will attend other royal events
Party vice president Michelle O’Neill attended a rally for Troubles victims in Belfast while the proclamation ceremony was held in Hillsborough.
# Royal Family
Charles formally declared British King as Elizabeth's funeral details released
“I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of Sovereignty which have now passed to me.”
# king charles
What happens now? Britain's queen has died and Charles is the UK’s new monarch
Charles has inherited the sovereign title along with hundreds of millions of pounds worth of assets, such as land and property.
# Royal Family
Meghan Markle says she was only ‘treated like a black woman’ after dating UK's Prince Harry
The former actress has released the second episode of her podcast, which features singer Mariah Carey.
# Royal Family
'Meath are on the rise, that’s for sure. We won’t be going anywhere soon'
Niamh O’Sullivan is confident the Royals’ success can continue, despite the change on the way.
# Meghan Markle
Queen said ‘thank goodness Meghan not coming’ to Philip’s funeral, book claims
That’s according to biographer Tom Bower’s latest book: ‘Revenge: Meghan, Harry And The War Between The Windsors’
# Royal Family
Queen Elizabeth will carry on with ‘light duties’ despite Covid infection, palace says
The diagnosis follows a string of coronavirus cases among the royal family and the Queen’s Windsor Castle team.
# Royal Family
'His final disgrace': British newspapers react to Prince Andrew settling sex assault lawsuit
The amount to be paid to Virginia Giuffre and her charity exceeds £12 million (over €14 million), according to reports.
# Bad luck
Prince Charles tests positive for Covid-19 for a second time
He was in close contact with UK politicians Rishi Sunak and Priti Patel at an event yesterday.
# platinum jubilee
UK Queen celebrates 70 years on throne and backs Queen Camilla
The monarch has become the first British sovereign to reach a platinum jubilee.
All time
# UK
Britain's Queen Elizabeth to miss Remembrance event due to sprained back
The queen missed an event in Northern Ireland last month due to health concerns.
# Derry
Princess Anne unveils stone to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary
She visited several venues across Co Derry today.
# virginia giuffre
Prince Andrew’s lawyer says documents will absolve him of liability in sex assault case
Andrew B Brettler claimed the Duke of York’s accuser previously entered into a ‘settlement agreement’ that will nullify the case.
# operation london bridge
UK Cabinet Office reportedly launches inquiry into leaking of Queen’s death plans
These plans, codenamed Operation London Bridge, were seen in full by Politico.
# family goals
'So proud of my daughter Meghan' - another Irish international in the Heffernan household
Cathal is also an underage football star for his country.
# Panorama
Martin Bashir: 'I never wanted to harm Diana and I don’t believe we did'
The journalist’s reputation is in tatters following a report that he used “deceitful behaviour” to land his world exclusive 1995 interview.
# United Kingdom
Prince Philip funeral procession ends with Duke's coffin taken from chapel to royal vault
Prince Philip will be laid to rest at the Royal Vault at St George’s Chapel following the funeral mass.
# Royal Family
Windsor Castle team prepares social distancing plan five days ahead of Prince Philip's funeral
A Waitrose delivery van was seen arriving at the royal residence in Windsor.
# Prince Philip
Funeral for Prince Philip set for April 17, with tributes being paid across the UK today
Flags will fly at half-mast in UK government buildings until the morning after Prince Philip’s funeral.
# Royal Family
'Sincere condolences': Tributes paid to Prince Philip who has died aged 99
“On behalf of the people of Ireland, I wish to convey my condolences,” President Micheal D. Higgins said.
Voices
Opinion: Why British media coverage of Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview could backfire
University of Westminster Professor Steven Barnett says the UK media is on the attack because Harry and Meghan threaten its economic reliance on Royal coverage.
# Oprah interview
'Palace in turmoil' , 'What have they done?': UK front pages react to Harry and Meghan interview
The two-hour interview with Oprah was broadcast on Irish and UK TV yesterday evening.
# Royal Family
Oprah meets Harry & Meghan: These are the interview moments people will be talking about today
Alleged royal racism, Meghan’s mental health and Harry’s relationship with Charles were all discussed in the US primetime interview.
# Royal Family
Oprah interview: Meghan 'didn't want to be alive anymore' due to royal hostility
Meghan Markle said a member of the Royal Family had concerns about how “dark” her son Archie’s skin would be.
# the crown
Quiz: How much do you know about crowns?
Whet your appetite for The Crown.
# Billionaire Playboy’s Club
Detailed account of sexual allegations against Prince Andrew contained in unsealed court documents
Virginia Giuffre claims she had sex with Andrew on three separate occasions.
# Royal Family
Meghan Markle left ‘unprotected’ by British monarchy after media attack, court papers suggest
The leaked papers form part of Markle’s legal action against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline.
# Court
Newspapers 'firmly deny' that partial publication of letter from Meghan Markle to her father was 'misleading'
Meghan Markle is suing the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline.
# sussexit
Harry and Meghan to close Buckingham Palace office and cut staff
The Sussexes are due to officially start their new life outside royal duties in the spring of this year.
# Megxit
Prince Harry makes 'symbolic' departure to join Meghan Markle in Canada
The prince and his wife are quitting the British monarchy.
# Honour
Fr Brian D'Arcy receives OBE at Buckingham Palace
D’Arcy said he would celebrate by going for fish and chips with his family.
# Megxit
William and Harry slam ‘offensive and potentially harmful’ newspaper story
The brothers said a false story had been published despite clear denials.