Royal family news: Exhausted’ Camilla to take break as Prince William and Princess Anne step up

Royal family in mourning as Lady Gabriella Kingston’s husband Tom dies suddenlyGet the free Morning Headlines email for news from our reporters across the worldSign up to our free Morning Headlines emailThe Queen is set to take a week off after completing 13 official engagements alone since King Charles was diagnosed with cancer, with royal observers suggesting the monarch will have insisted his “exhausted” wife Camilla should have a break.The Queen has no royal engagements planned until the Commonwealth Day service on 11 March and will spend a few days of private downtime with her family before jetting off on a private flight tomorrow, the Daily Mail reports, with Prince William and Princess Anne reportedly set to undertake engagements as normal.Nevertheless, a royal source told the Sunday Times that Camilla “has been buoyed by the public’s reaction” to her taking the reins in recent weeks, adding: “Although she was not expecting to find herself in the position of leading the family, the Queen is absolutely prepared to do whatever needs to be done for the institution.”Camilla led the royal family at last week’s memorial service for King Constantine of Greece, after William was forced to suddenly pull out of the service for his godfather due to an unspecified “personal reason”.Earlier, Kensington Palace responded to concerns regarding the Princess of Wales’ health.Key pointsShow latest update 1709510400Prince William responds to question about Kate during meeting with Holocaust survivorPrince William responds to question about Kate during meeting with Holocaust survivorPrince William held the hand of a holocaust survivor after she asked about the Princess of Wales and spoke of how her family had been affected by a recent rise in antisemitism. 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It comes after the King was diagnosed with cancer.According to the Daily Mail, Camilla will spend some time with her family before taking a private plane on Monday.“She will probably spend a lot of time down at Ray Mill, her house down in Wiltshire,” royal correspondent Michael Cole told GB News.Royal expert reveals where Queen may stay during ‘break’ from royal dutiesA royal expert has revealed where the Queen could spend some time off after it was revealed that she is to take a break following 13 official engagements without King Charles III by her side. Camilla does not have any engagements planned until the Commonwealth Day service on 11 March. It comes after the King was diagnosed with cancer. According to Daily Mail reports, Camilla will spend some time with her family before taking a private plane on Monday (4 March). “She will probably spend a lot of time down at Ray Mill, her house down in Wiltshire,” royal correspondent Michael Cole told GB News.Andy Gregory3 March 2024 15:591709476292Royal expert warns public to ignore theories on Princess of Wales’s healthRoyal expert warns public to ignore theories on Princess of Wales’s healthAndy Gregory3 March 2024 14:311709470736Orgies, murder and a king’s secret ‘husband’: The scandalous true story of ‘Mary and George’Endless candlelit orgies will be most viewers’ takeaway impression of King James I’s court when they start watching the racy new Sky Atlantic costume drama, Mary & George, writes Ophelia Field.Starring Nicholas Galitzine as the king’s adored secret lover, George Villiers (the 1st Duke of Buckingham), and Julianne Moore as his social-climbing mother, Mary, the series was “inspired by” Benjamin Woolley’s 2017 non-fiction book, The King’s Assassin, and maybe also by Yorgos Lanthimos’ Oscar-winner film, The Favourite. 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As the author of The Favourite, the non-fiction story of Sarah Churchill’s relationship with Queen Anne, I know that real life doesn’t always give you the pace and compact drama that successful fiction needs.And no one can incontrovertibly prove or disprove how much transgressive royal sex was had in the shadows of such distant history.But having researched the relationship between the real George Villiers and King James over the past five years, what I find striking is how the superstar casting of Moore hits upon a larger truth: namely, that the women surrounding that famous same-sex relationship were by far its most interesting characters.Andy Gregory3 March 2024 12:581709459350‘Exhausted’ Camilla to take break as Prince William and Princess Anne step upAn “exhausted” Camilla is set to take a week off after completing 13 official engagements alone since King Charles was diagnosed with cancer, prompting him to pause his public engagements.The Queen has no royal engagements planned until the Commonwealth Day service on 11 March and will spend a few days of private downtime with her family before jetting off on a private flight tomorrow, the Daily Mail reportsPrince William and Princess Anne are reportedly set to undertake engagements as normal. Royal author Ingrid Seward told The Sun that Charles would have insisted his wife take a break, saying: “He will see that she is exhausted. Camilla has had the ultimate worry about her husband’s health, but she has also been the one who has had to step up to the busy schedule of Royal engagements as well as wanting to be there for him and Kate while they each have had their health issues.“She certainly deserves some rest and relaxation.”A royal source told the Sunday Times that Camilla “has been buoyed by the public’s reaction” to her taking the reins in recent weeks, adding: “Although she was not expecting to find herself in the position of leading the family, the Queen is absolutely prepared to do whatever needs to be done for the institution.‘She has been buoyed by the public’s reaction. She has found reserves of energy that even she didn’t think she had, and the estimation of her by those inside the palace has soared as she has put her shoulder to the wheel.”Andy Gregory3 March 2024 09:491709454578Meghan makes dumplings with Afghan refugees in newly-released videoMeghan makes dumplings with Afghan refugees in newly-released videoAndy Gregory3 March 2024 08:29

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