Queen Camilla: Her plan to escape from royal life

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All news about the British royals in the GALA ticker: Queen Camilla keeps her house +++ Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince William: First trip to the USA in 8 years +++ Prince William dedicates touching words to the Queen in a video message.

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September 23, 2022

'Escape from Royal Life': Queen Camilla keeps her private home in Wiltshire

Queen Camilla, 75, has spent time at her private Ray Mill House since the death of Queen Elizabeth, †96, and has no plans to sell the Wiltshire retreat, although her husband King Charles, 73, is next to his other two homes has inherited four other official residences and two country estates. This is reported by the British newspaper "The Telegraph" a few days after the Queen's state funeral.

Camilla bought the imposing six-bedroom property after divorcing her first husband Andrew Parker Bowles, 82, more than 25 years ago. Since then, she has appreciated spending time with her family and friends within her own four walls. It is a "more relaxed environment" than in the royal residences.

"Considering that Highgrove is the most relaxed of the King's residences, even there you're always surrounded by a team of private staff, including a chef, a butler and police on every corner, so there's no real private time," says a friend of the queen. He continued: "The king has grown up with it all his life so living in this observed world is not a burden for him, but the queen has lived most of her life in private - so she knows what it means to close the front door and have a place to herself. Ray Mill is the only place she can literally and metaphorically kick off her shoes and spend time with her family and friends in a truly informal setting. It's an escape from to royal life and will be cherished even more now."

König Charles + Königin Camilla

September 22, 2022

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince William: First US trip in 8 years

After the cancellation of the "Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit", an environmental protection summit organized by Prince Williams, 40, a charity and Bloomberg Philanthropies and which started in New York on September 21, it's still: Hello USA! Because the new Prince of Wales and his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales, 40, will fly across the pond in a few months and attend the Earthshot awards ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts on December 2nd.

In a video message shown Sept. 21 at the New York Conservation Summit, William said he and Kate are looking forward to traveling to New England in December. It is the first video speech after the death of Queen Elizabeth, †96, in which William insisted on addressing loving words to the late monarch. During their visit to Massachusetts, the couple will also highlight and celebrate the "inspirational" city for their work addressing the impacts of climate change and building a resilient future, they said in a statement.

The Cambridges' last trip to America took place eight years ago in December 2014. At the time, William and Catherine attended a reception at the British Consul General's residence, where they met Hillary Clinton, 74, and her daughter Chelsea, 42.

Die damalige Herzogin Catherine und Prinz William mit Hillary Clinton und Tochter Chelsea am 8. Dezember 2014 in New York.
Then-Duchess Catherine and Prince William with Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea on December 8, 2014 in New York. © Dana Press

September 21, 2022

Prince William dedicated touching words to the late Queen in a video message

After the death of Queen Elizabeth on September 8, Charles became king and just a day later, in his first speech to the nation as monarch, confirmed that Prince William would accept his title Prince of Wales. Since then, the new direct heir to the throne has only spoken to Royal fans or in a written statement about the death of his beloved grandmother. Now he remembers the deceased monarch in a first video message.

"Protecting the environment was very important to my grandmother and I know she appreciates this event and the support , which you're sending to all of our Earthshot finalists." The video was released to coincide with the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit, an event hosted by William's environmental awards. Due to the official mourning period, the Prince of Wales did not attend the innovation summit in New York in person, but recorded the video message in Windsor.

King Charles' goddaughter India Hicks shares private moments from Queen's funeral

British writer India Hicks, 55, felt it was a "privilege" to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth, † 96, on September 19, 2022 in London. King Charles', 73, goddaughter writes a day later about a picture of herself and her mother Lady Pamela Hicks, 93, on Instagram.

The descendant of the Mountbatten family not only attended the service at Westminster Abbey, but was also present at the smaller funeral service at St George's Chapel in Windsor. India shares private moments from this once-in-a-century event that show her at Windsor Castle – whether before or after the second service is not known. Nevertheless, they are intimate insights into a day that billions of people from all over the world were otherwise only allowed to follow through public cameras.

Königin Camilla: Ihr Plan, um dem royalen Leben zu entfliehen
© instagram.com/indiahicksstyle
Königin Camilla: Ihr Plan, um dem royalen Leben zu entfliehen
© instagram.com/indiahicksstyle

September 20, 2022

Mike Tindall pays another tribute to Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth, † 96, was laid to rest in Windsor on Monday evening, September 19, 2022. At the funeral services at Westminster Abbey and St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Mike Tindall, 43, supported his wife Zara, 41, and mourned with her and members of the British royal family for a "legend", as he once described the Queen . Following the funeral in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, the former rugby player sent a final greeting to the Queen.

König Charles legt die Lagerfahne auf den Sarg seiner Mutter.Ein wichtiger letzter Gruß: Lord Chamberlain bricht seinen AmtsstabDie legendäre State Crown wurde vom Sarg der Königin genommen und liegt nun am Altar.Prinz Harry und Herzogin Meghan nehmen Seite an Seite mit Prinz William, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prinzessin Charlotte und Prinz George Abschied von der Queen.

Queen Elizabeth (†) The moving pictures of the funeral

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In his Instagram story he shared a video of the "Highclere Castle Gin" account in the evening. It features "The Piper to the Sovereign", the Queen's piper, Major Paul Burns. He played the last dirge in St. George's Chapel as the Queen's coffin is lowered into the crypt. It was the song "Sleep, Dearie, Sleep", which the Queen liked to be woken up to when she was alive. An emotional moment that moved viewers all over the world to tears - and apparently also the otherwise tough Mike Tindall.

Queen Elizabeth's pallbearer († 96): "It is her job to protect her body, both in life and in death"

It was a special, but certainly a particularly difficult task for the young soldiers: the pallbearers at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, † 96, had a responsible job to do on September 19, 2022. The men come from a unit whose company commander was the late monarch, as "walesonline" reports. Soldiers from Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards were chosen to carry the coffin during the service at Westminster Abbey and at the funeral service at Windsor Castle. The Queen's Company will now shed its name after the Queen's funeral and change its name to the King's Company to honor the new monarch and company commander King Charles, 73.

Ahead of the funeral, former British Army soldier Major Adrian Weale told the PA news agency: "They became the Queen's Company immediately after the death of George VI and the Queen has been in command ever since. It is her job to take care of her body protect, both in life and in death, and they remain the Queen's company until King Charles decides otherwise. Their duties are then devolved to the next monarch." With the burial of the Queen at Windsor Castle, the Company's task is now complete. On September 8, 2022, when Elizabeth II died, the unit was used in operations in Iraq and immediately brought back to England from there. Always at the service of the crown.

Queen Elizabeth: The monarch in her element! Royals move fans with a touching photo

A previously unreleased picture of Queen Elizabeth, † 96, in her younger years was released by the royal family following her private funeral in Windsor on Monday evening, September 19, 2022, and has garnered a heartfelt reaction from royal fans worldwide. The photo shows the monarch in the middle of the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by a picturesque heathland. The young queen wears sunglasses with a headscarf covering her brunette hair as she walks up the hill. In the comment, the royals quote Skakespeare: "May swarms of angels sing you to your rest," a nod to King Charles III, 73,'s tribute to his "beloved mama" during his speech to the nation on September 9. "In loving memory of Her Majesty the Queen. 1926-2022," the text continues.

"What a beautiful picture. The wonderful Queen Elizabeth II will not be forgotten and will always be loved by everyone! May she rest in peace," writes a touched fan. "Fly high Your Majesty and rest well... we miss you infinitely", commented another admirer of the monarch. Queen Elizabeth was laid to rest with a state funeral on September 19. The family released the previously unseen photo late this evening after a private funeral ceremony at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel, where the monarch was buried.

September 19, 2022

Prince William: His father's titles pass to him - except for three

With the accession of King Charles, 73, decisive changes have also taken place for Prince William, 40. His father's titles are now transferred to the heir to the throne – with three exceptions, as the "Express" explains. When Queen Elizabeth, † 96, was crowned British monarch in 1952, her son and heir Charles automatically received the titles Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, Prince and Great Steward ofScotland. His eldest son now bears the Duchy of Cornwall and also the Scottish titles.

In 1958, six years after the Queen's accession to the throne, Charles was bestowed the titles of Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester by his mother. However, the title of Prince of Wales cannot be inherited and must be awarded separately by the reigning monarch. Thus, Prince William was initially referred to as His Royal Highness The Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge for a short time after the Queen's demise. However, his father has since proclaimed him Prince of Wales. His wife Catherine is now the Princess of Wales but is also the Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge. Their children are now named by their primary title: they are now Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis of Wales, 4.

However, there are three exceptions: Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich. These titles were previously held by the Queen's late husband Prince Philip, †99, and they passed to Charles as his eldest child when he died in April 2021. The title of Duke of Edinburgh is now vacant, as Charles' previous titles merged with the Crown when he was proclaimed. However, Queen Elizabeth and her husband expressed their desire to do so while they were still alive, as the palace said at the time: "The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales have also agreed that Prince Edward will in due course take over the Duchy of Edinburgh of Edinburgh if the current title now held by Prince Philip eventually reverts to the Crown."

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Sources used: thesun.co.uk, instagram.com, spotify.com, extratv.com, twitter.com, dailymail.co.uk, instagram.com, express.co.uk, walesonline.co.uk, pa.media , people.com, telegraph.co.uk

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