News about the British royals in the GALA ticker: Duchess Meghan’s children have a sweet nickname for Ellen DeGeneres +++ Duchess Meghan’s father is in long-term therapy +++ Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have got a new bodyguard.
Royal News 2022 in the GALA ticker
May 27, 2022
Duchess Meghan: That’s what her children call Ellen DeGeneres
Duchess Meghan, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, have settled in well in their adoptive home in Montecito, California. This is certainly not least due to the friendly neighborhood of the Sussex. With presenter Ellen DeGeneres, 64, for example, a good friend of the couple lives in the immediate vicinity. How close she is to Harry and Meghan’s children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 11 months, the Duchess made clear in an interview for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”.
In conversation, the two women talked, among other things, about little Lili, who according to Meghan had just had teeth. When she explained that she was looking for pain relief, DeGeneres replied without hesitation, “Tequila on everything.” The comment made not only the audience laugh, but also Meghan herself, who said, “This is Aunt Ellen.” A comment that made attentive viewers sit up and notice, the 40-year-old suggested that her children had a sweet nickname for the talk show host.
Duchess Meghan: Stroke affected her father’s language center
Although it is said that she has no contact with her father at the moment, this message is unlikely to leave Duchess Meghan, 40, cold. Her father, Thomas Markle, 77, apparently has to learn to speak again after a stroke. That’s what the Royal’s half-sister now explained to GB News. “I do not think he saw it coming, but he is better off – he is in good spirits. It may take six months, maybe a year, before he gets his speech back. He can work with a speech therapist, and that’s fine. , that the impairment in the language-producing part of the brain was not so great that it could not recover, “said Samantha Markle, 57.
The family was already worried about Markle before the stroke. He had high blood pressure. When the ambulance staff arrived after the emergency call, he already had speech difficulties and had to write his symptoms on a piece of paper. “He has the memory of the words and knows the connections,” says Meghan’s half-sister about the current state of affairs. In addition, her father appears to be suffering from paralysis. “The blow was on the right side of the brain, so the injury was on the left side, and he is left-handed.” Thus, the communication possibilities are of course very limited. In addition, the 77-year-old suffers from swallowing difficulties.
May 26, 2022
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have hired Michael Jackson’s bodyguard
Prince Harry, 37, and Duchess Meghan, 40, have reportedly hired Alberto Alvarez, 45, Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard, † 50, to lead their security team. The Duke of Sussex was recently seen with his new right hand on a bike ride in Montecito as he showed off his newly adopted home to a friend from England.
Alberto Alvarez has worked with personal safety for over 15 years and has been trusted by the biggest stars. So does Michael Jackson. It was Alvarez who called 911 the night the pop legend died in 2009. In 2011, he testified as a witness in Michael Jackson’s death lawsuit. A source in the security industry told the British newspaper The Sun: “Alberto has worked with the biggest celebrities and knows every trick to get them out of their danger. He is discreet and has been extremely loyal to Michael. He and Harry work well matched, and Harry hopes he’s the right man to take care of him and his family. “
May 25, 2022
Prince Edward and Countess Sophie von Wessex excel at baking pizza with school children
All eyes at the moment appear to be on Prince Edward, 58, and Countess Sophie von Wessex, 57. Just a few days ago, the royal expert Dr. Ed Owens that the royals are getting closer and closer to Prince Charles, 73. At the request of Queen Elizabeth, 96, the two were to have a central role in the future monarchy and support Charles. Why the Queen puts her trust in Sophie and Edward was shown in her recent appearance. Royal fans get excited as the prince and countess get going while making pizza with some school children.
Photos posted by the British royal family from the official Instagram account show the heartwarming treatment that Edward and his wife showed the children. The queen’s son encouragingly placed his hand on a student’s shoulder and listened enchanted to her story. Of course, Sophie also had fun with the kids: she helped one of the little pizza bakers top the dough. Fans comment enthusiastically on the photos. “Just so natural. It’s nice to see her more often,” reads a message. “What an adorable couple,” wrote another fan.
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Queen Elizabeth has a special surprise in store
Queen Elizabeth, 96, is not only celebrating her 70th throne anniversary the first weekend in June, but also officially her birthday. On this special occasion, the monarch expects a surprise that will move her deeply. As reported by the Daily Mail, the BBC has partnered with the charity Together Coalition to launch a campaign urging people to sing Neil Diamond’s classic Sweet Caroline to the Queen on June 5, 2022. The song was chosen by a poll of listeners to a radio program . “We also hope that many musical groups, choirs, school orchestras and marching bands will learn and perform the song,” said Zoe Ball, host of Radio 2’s breakfast show, in a statement. “We really want to encourage the whole country to come together.” The 53-year-old hit is a “song about unity”. “BBC” hopes to get around 10 million people to sing along.
The song, which American pop legend Neil Diamond wrote for his wife Marcia Murphey, was released in 1969. For the chorus to work, Diamond was supposed to have a three-syllable name and was inspired by the then eleven-year-old daughter of US President John F. Kennedy, Caroline, inspires. The song has since become a popular anthem at sporting events, and has even become the unofficial anthem for fans at England’s matches during the European Championships in 2020. So the British people should already be text-safe on 5 June. “We will do everything we can to get Sweet Caroline to pump across the country on June 5,” said Brendan Cox, co-founder of Together Coalition.
May 24, 2022
Zara Tindall now has her own website
Zara Tindall, 41, has reason to celebrate: Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, 96, has embraced the digital age and is now the proud owner of her own website. This can be reached under the domain “zaratindall.com” and reports on her successes as a show jumper. It also includes some of their horses, sponsors, team members, latest results and riding news. The logo also takes up the horse theme and shows their name with a drawing of a horse head over it.
“Zara Tindall (nee Phillips) is a well-known and successful British rider. Zara Tindall had a successful career as a young rider, which included winning the U25 Championships in Bramham and an individual silver medal at the European Young Riders Championships in 2002.” , it says in the description. Finally, even her daughter Mia, 8, is affectionately mentioned: “After the birth of her first child in January 2014, Zara competed again at the highest level just seven months later.”
May 23, 2022
Queen Elizabeth must do without a tradition that is more than 70 years old at Royal Ascot
Queen Elizabeth, 96, will have to break with a long tradition at this year’s Royal Ascot. As an anonymous source explains to the Daily Mail, the monarch will not arrive in an open carriage for the horse race, which takes place from 14 to 18 June 2022. The queen, who has suffered from serious mobility problems in recent months, is said to have chosen to travel by car. The insider does not explain whether the 96-year-old has to break with tradition due to his health problems. However, the source emphasizes: “The Queen hopes very much to be able to attend the Royal Ascot, every day, if possible. However, she will travel by car.”
Queen Elizabeth first participated in the royal procession at Royal Ascot in 1946. At that time, the 20-year-old princess accompanied her aunt to the horse race in an open carriage. In the 76 years that followed, the monarch decided only three times to give up the chariot and travel in a car. Twice because of her pregnancy. In 2021, Queen Elizabeth also chose the car.
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Sources used: dailymail.co.uk, zaratindall.com, thesun.co.uk, gbnews.uk, mirror.co.uk