Royal News Roundup: Harry & Meghan Reveal ‘Archewell,’ the Queen Makes TV History & More
Here, all the royal news you need to know for the week of April 9, 2020.
- Queen Elizabeth made a special address to the public Sunday, regarding the current coronavirus pandemic. And 24 million people tuned in on TV alone to hear her message, according to the BBC.
Over the weekend, Meghan Markle’s facialist and friend, Sarah Chapman, penned a heartfelt tribute to Markle and her family. This is the first time the beauty expert has publicly spoken out about her relationship with her famous client.
On Monday, Meghan and Harry’s communication team (or the palace’s, perhaps) opted to turn off the comments on not just their final Instagram post, but all of them. Now, comments on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s defunct Instagram account are no longer visible and Instagram users can no longer write new comments.
- Clarence House shared a photo of Camilla Parker Bowles working from her surprisingly cozy home office at the Scottish estate she shares with her husband, Prince Charles, which sits on the Balmoral Castle land. And there are lots of dog photos.
- Kate Middleton and Prince William found a new way to show their support for healthcare workers while sticking to the social distancing order in place. The couple conducted a video chat with the children of medical professionals who are helping battle COVID-19.
- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are in the process of building their new nonprofit "empire,” according to the Telegraph. The multifaceted plan will include emotional support groups, a multi-media educational component and even a well-being website. Per the outlet, the couple have submitted a handful of proposals to the United States government under the name Archewell.
In honor of World Health Day, Queen Elizabeth issued a statement of gratitude on the Royal Family’s official Instagram account. The slideshow features a video of members of the royal family visiting medical workers, as well as a written statement from the 93-year-old monarch.
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are reunited—and just in time to celebrate their 15th anniversary. On their shared @ClarenceHouse Instagram account, the couple posed with their dogs, Bluebell and Beth (those names!), on the porch of their Scottish country home, Birkhall.
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