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A Prince Harry Slip-Up Has People Convinced Baby Archie is Two Weeks Old

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harrywelcomed baby Archie into the world on Monday, May 6 or so we believe. The new parents gave their first post-birth interview on Wednesday, and a comment of Harrys has the internet convinced that Archie is actually two weeks old. If true, the royal family gets major kudos for their secret-keeping abilities (unlike Sansa Stark). Heres what we know about the theory that Archie is two weeks old.

The moment of Harrys supposed slip-up came when he was asked who baby Archie most resembles. Harry responded diplomatically with the following: Everyone says that babies change so much over two weeks, so were sort of monitoring how this changing process happens over this next month really. But his looks are changing every single day so who knows. Taken in context with the rest of his statement, its not necessarily a tell that Archie has been around longer than a few days. But viewers are divided on whether Harry said that babies change or that the baby has changed over two weeks obviously, the latter would be a significant slip.

If baby Archie was in fact born two weeks ago, that would place his birthdate right around Easter Sunday on April 21: a service from which Meghan was mysteriously absent. We know that Meghans mother, Doria Ragland arrived for the birth on April 21, and that an ambulance was spotted outside Frogmore Cottage, Meghan and Harrys new home in Windsor, on April 26. Further, the Queen made a secret visit to Frogmore Cottage around Easter Sunday, as did Prince William and Kate Middleton following the Easter services. So, there was plenty happening in late April that could have hinted at the royal babys early arrival.

Given Meghan and Harrys insistence on privacy surrounding the birth, its tempting to believe that they pulled off a gambit of this magnitude. But no matter how fond the Queen may be of Meghan, and supportive of their desire to do things differently, do we really believe she would sign off on giving baby Archie a fake birthday? Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor will be in the public eye for the rest of his life, and it seems like an extreme move for his birthday to remain a lifelong secret. The Queen is a stickler for tradition (as her title demands!), and while she may have co-signed Meghans decision to keep the birth private, a media hoodwink of this level seems a bit much.

Finally, we have to ask what would really be gained from those two weeks of secrecy. Royal baby hysteria has been in full swing since well before April, and attempting to keep this kind of secret from the press risks even more relentless media attention going forward. Until we have more definitive proof or a few more slip-ups from our new parents lets just be happy that Archie is happy, healthy, and born into a loving family.



Prince William Made the Palace Set Up a Support Hotline for Kate Middleton When They Were Dating
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From Marie Claire

    Long before she married Prince William and officially became a public figure herself, Kate Middleton was subject to public scrutiny and hounded by press and paparazzi.

    William, who had seen firsthand how dangerous this kind of attention could be, insisted that the Palace set up a hotline for Kate to give her as much support as possible.

    Royal expert and biographer Katie Nicholl writes about the measures the royal family took to protect Kate back when she was just a royal girlfriend in her book Kate: The Future Queen.

Dating/marrying/publicly loving a royal might sound glamorous on paper and in Julia Stiles rom-coms, but the reality can actually be pretty terrifying. The most infamous and tragic example of this is Princess Diana, who died in a car crash while fleeing paparazzi in Paris in 1997.

Prince William was determined to protect anyone he fell in love with from suffering the same frightening level press scrutiny. That's why, when he and Kate Middleton were just dating, Will took her safety very seriously-especially when the paparazzi really started to hound her.

In her book Kate: The Future Queen, royal expert and biographer Katie Nicholl explains that Will was so concerned, in fact, that he insisted that the Palace set up a hotline for Kate so she would have the support she needed to navigate the stressful (and sometimes scary) side effects of dating a royal.

According to Nicholl, the real turning point for William was when the press figured out where Kate lived-and where she shopped, worked out, and generally did everything in her life-and began following her everywhere, snapping her photo every day, whether she was with Will or not.

"William was aware of the situation and anxious about it," Nicholl writes. "He had seen firsthand how his mother had been harassed by the paparazzi and was determined that Kate not be subjected to the same treatment."

Will had a hotline set up for Kate for the press office at St. James's Palace and for Prince Charles' head of press, Paddy Harverson, directly.

"We had been introduced to Kate early on, and we were instructed from the outset to give her every support possible," a senior press aide told Nicholl. "She was obviously the subject of a lot of press interest and intrusion from the paparazzi. William said we had a duty of care to her and her family and so we advised her on how to deal with the cameras. We told her to smile at the photographers so that there would be a better picture. She was given advice on how to manager the media, and we were there to support her if there was a crisis."

That crisis came when a German magazine called Das Neue learned the exact location of Kate's home in London and made the knowledge public. Will was understandably upset and, since the future King of England was often hanging out at that very house, even more security measures had to be instituted, this time in the form of panic buttons that would alert the local police immediately in an emergency.

The "horrifying need for a panic button" part of the royal love story never seems to make it into the rom-com versions.



Doris Day 'Died Peacefully' Surrounded by Her 'Loved Ones,'
- Says Manager

Doris Day was content in the last few months of her life before she died on Monday at the age of 97.

Her business manager and close friend Bob Bashara tells PEOPLE Day was fine at her birthday party which she celebrated in April.

For her birthday event, she was in good spirits, says Bashara. Shortly after, Day developed a cough and it turned into bronchitis and she was briefly hospitalized,  he says.

When she came home, she began to decline and was given hospice care, he says.

[When she died] there were some very close friends and loved ones who were with her, says Bashara. She was surrounded by a few loved ones.

Bashara adds Day died peacefully after a fulfilling life working on films and TV shows.

She lived by her most famous song, Que Sera, Sera. That was her belief. Whatever will be, will be, and there is a purpose for everything that happens and you need to get on with her life, explains Bashara. She always looked forward and looked for the good in whatever happened.

As for her multitude of fans, Bashara says Day knew she was beloved.

She still gets so much mail and its reinforced from fans. Often they tell her how one of her movies uplifted them at a time when things were difficult, he says. It brought her great joy to know her songs or films helped people in her lives. That was the important thing to her.

Despite receiving heartfelt appreciation from her fans, Day was embarrassed to talk about herself or to receive accolades because she loved working.

She did it because she loved it and she had a God-given talent, says Bashara. And she said, God gave me a voice and all I did was use it.'

Day died at 1 a.m. on Monday at her home in California. The Associated Press was first to report the news, which comes nearly two months after the actress celebrated her birthday and shared a recent photo with PEOPLE.

By the early 60s, Day was the No. 1 box office star on the planet. As the 60s wound down, Day turned to TV, having been forced there by a contract signed by late husband Melcher without her knowledge. CBSs 1968-73 The Doris Day Show never rose above the level of being a poor mans Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Day herself was highly critical of it.

For Day, as she told PEOPLE in 2011, her greatest loss in life was the 2004 death (from melanoma) of her son, music producer Terry Melcher.

I had him when I was [18], so we were like sister and brother, said Day, who found his passing really hard. But I keep him with me.

The profile also pointed out that humor had always been Days secret weapon. I love to laugh, said the star who made so many others laugh and sing. Its the only way to live. Enjoy each day its not coming back again!

Iconic Hollywood actress and singer Doris Day dies aged 97

conic Hollywood actress and singer Doris Day dies aged 97

Legendary Hollywood actress Doris Day, who starred in films including Calamity Jane, has died aged 97.

The singer and actress was known for films such as Pillow Talk and the hit 1956 song Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).

She died early on Monday surrounded by close friends at her Carmel Valley, California, home, the Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed in a statement today.

She "had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia", it added.

The honey-voiced singer and actress was among the biggest female stars of all time after her dramas, musicals and romantic comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and 1960s.

Born Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff, on April 3, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Day began her professional singing career at age 15.

She went on to enjoy success in film, featuring in 39 films spanning genres during her three decades of work in the industry.

In recent years, she spent much of her time advocating for animal rights.

Day celebrated her 97th birthday on April 3, with nearly 300 fans gathering in Carmel to mark the occasion.

Born to a music teacher and a housewife, she had dreamed of a dance career, but at age 12, she suffered an accident: a car she was in was hit by a train and her leg was badly broken.

Listening to the radio while recuperating, she began singing along with Ella Fitzgerald, "trying to catch the subtle ways she shaded her voice, the casual yet clean way she sang the words".

Day began singing in a Cincinnati radio station, then a local nightclub, then in New York. A bandleader changed her name to Day, after the song Day after Day, to fit it on a marquee.

She had her first hit Sentimental Journey with Les Brown's band in 1945, when she was in her early 20s.

Her Hollywood career began after she sang at a Hollywood party in 1947.

After early stardom including a stint at Warner Bros, Day won the best notices of her career with Love Me or Leave Me, the story of songstress Ruth Etting and her gangster husband-manager. She initially baulked at it, but the 1955 film became a box-office and critical success.

Day followed with another impressive film, Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, starring her and James Stewart as an innocent couple ensnared in an international assassination plot.

In the film, she sings her signature Que Sera, Sera just as the story reaches its climax and viewers are beside themselves with suspense.

The 1958 comedy Teacher's Pet paired her with an ageing Clark Gable as an idealistic college journalism teacher and her student, an old-school newspaper editor.

But Day found her greatest success in slick, stylish romantic comedies, beginning with her Oscar-nominated role in Pillow Talk.

She and Hudson were two New Yorkers who shared a telephone party line and initially hated each other.

She followed with The Thrill of It All, playing a housewife who gains fame as a TV pitchwoman to the chagrin of obstetrician husband James Garner.

Among other songs she made famous were Everybody Loves a Lover, Secret Love, and It's Magic, a song from Romance on the High Seas, her first film.

Her last film was With Six You Get Eggroll, a 1968 comedy about a widow and a widower and the problems they have when blending their families.

While Day was honoured with several awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in 2008, she never won an Oscar.

Her friends and supporters lobbied for years to get her an honorary Academy Award.

Although mostly retired from show business since the 1980s, she still had enough of a following that a 2011 collection of previously unreleased songs, My Heart, made the top 10 in the United Kingdom.

The same year, she received a lifetime achievement honour from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Since the 1970s, Day focused her energies on the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

She fought against animal testing and advocated for spay/neuter education and outreach programmes in the United States.



Doris Day Dies at 97: See Rare, Unearthed Photos of Hollywood Star in the Prime of Her Career

Hollywood legend Doris Day has died at 97 but her incredible legacy lives on forever.

In honor of the 70th anniversary of Days very first time onscreen in the 1948 musical comedy Romance on the High Seas Getty Images FOTO unearthed rare images in 2018 of the actress earlier in her career and in her private life.

Day, who was born in Cincinnati and resided in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, at the time of her passing, had been retired since 1973. Single when she died, Day was married twice and raised one son, Terry Melcher, who was a successful music producer that was credited with shaping the California sound of the 1960s He was behind several of the Beach Boys greatest hits, and died in 2004 at age 62 from cancer.

Below, a look at a few of the rare images of the Pillow Talk star.
Doris at home with third husband Martin Melcher and her son Terry (splashing behind them) circa early 1950s. Melcher was also her manager and a producer on many of her movies; after his death in 1968 she discovered hed mismanaged or embezzled almost $20 million from her. Her son Terry was the initial target of the Manson Family murders, which ended in the grisly killing of actress Sharon Tate.
This portrait of the girl-next-door was shot in 1949, a year after her film debut in Romance on the High Seas. (She was honest, and her freckles made her look like the all-American girl, Michael Curtiz, that films director, once said.)
This undated image shows Day with one of her beloved horses. She had long been an animal rights activist, and was the founder of the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
Doris playing ball at home with one of her French poodles, the year unknown.



Amal Clooney Just Wore a Crop Top on the Red Carpet
After wearing head-to-toe plaid like it was just second nature, Amal Clooney managed to make another major fashion move: wearing a crop top on the red carpet just as effortlessly as she wore that Prabal Gurung tartan matching set. Making an appearance alongside her husband, George, at an event celebrating the release of his new Hulu series, Catch-22, she wore a sparkling green crop top with a hyper-embellished skirt, proving that red carpets don't always call for floor-grazing gowns.

To make things clear, the event seemed pretty casual. George wore a suit with no tie at all, so it's not surprising to see Amal take a low-key approach to the event, too. She completed the super-spangly outfit with a sleek box clutch and futuristic metallic pumps. The combination of cool-girl top, the hit of lavender at the waist, and the allover embellishment made for a super-modern look, punctuated by her flashy heels.

It's just the latest in Amal's fashion tour de force. In addition to her plaid moment, she appeared on a very dressy red carpet wearing long, flowing fringe. That particular event was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, so Amal appropriately showed everyone that her fashion choices are out of this world. We've always known that Amal knew her way around a special occasion outfit, but with her latest looks, she's proving that she definitely has the range.




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Prince William and Kate Middleton Just Met Baby Archie for the First Time!

The royal couple met baby Archie on Tuesday, a little more than a week after his birth on May 6.

A palace rep confirmed to PEOPLE that the private gathering took place today, with William and Kate paying a visit to new parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at their Frogmore Cottage home. Earlier in the day, both Kate and Harry had royal engagements: Kate visited a secret WWII spy base in Bletchley Park, while Harry visited children in Oxford.

Prior to meeting his aunt and uncle, Archie, who is seventh in line to the throne, met his great-grandparents Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
The family moment, which also included Meghans mom, Doria Ragland,
was documented in a historic royal photo.

In addition to William and Kates visit, Prince Charles is also expected to meet his grandson for the first time on Thursday.

While on a three-day tour of Germany the day after Archie was born, the proud grandfather spoke about the newest royal addition.



Kate Middleton Says Prince Louis "Is Keeping Us on Our Toes"

During her visit to Bletchley Park yesterday, Kate Middleton revealed some endearing details about her youngest, one-year-old Prince Louis.

The little prince "is keeping us on our toes," Kate said, per the Daily Mail. She then shared a quick story about Louis's antics. "I turned around the other day and he was at the top of the slide-I had no idea," she said. Given that Louis is now a year old, it's likely that he walked all the way over himself.

Kate offered these comments during her visit to Bletchley Park, a WWII-era code-breaking facility where the likes of Alan Turing-and Kate's own grandmother-worked to decode messages between the Axis powers.

Kate said that her grandmother and her twin sister, who were both on staff at the Park, never felt comfortable speaking about their work. "My granny and her sister worked here," she told a group of primary school students. "Its very cool. When she was alive sadly she could never talk about it. She was so sworn to secrecy that she never felt able to tell us."

Later that day, Kate was shown a pair of bricks at Bletchley Park inscribed with their names: Valerie Glassborow and Mary Glassborow.

She also tried her hand working the Enigma machine, a device used by the code-breakers to decipher messages. Kate spoke with the children about it, and relayed their feelings to a veteran of Bletchley. "I was just speaking to the children next door and they were saying this [codebreaking task] is really complicated," she said. "They have got a real appreciation of what you were doing."


Kate Middletons Polka-Dot Dress Is a Total Nod to Princess Diana (and a Repeat!)

No need to call the fashion police: We already know that the royal family has a habit of recycling outfits. It's one of the many reasons we love them so much. (Yes, it also makes us feel better about our chronic clothing repeats.)

So when Kate Middleton was recently photographed in a navy polka-dot dress that we knew we'd seen somewhere before, we cheered internally.

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After a few joint engagements with Prince William last week, Middleton stepped out solo to visit Bletchley Park's D-Day exhibit, which marks the 75th anniversary of the landings in Normandy.

The duchess wore a navy polka-dot shirtdress from Alessandra Rich, paired with dusty blue suede heels. With an exaggerated pointy collar, we recognized the dress almost immediatelyMiddleton last wore it in November 2018 for the royal family's newest portrait. This time, she accessorized her look with a subtle gold brooch and pearl earrings.

Not only is the dress a K.Middy repeat, but it also seems to be a nod to the late Princess Diana, who wore a similar design during a Kensington Palace meeting way back in 1985.

Admittedly, the dresses aren't identical: Diana's features a prominent pussy bowso retroand the silhouette of Middleton's is much more modern. But we love that the duchess is always sneaking in a sweet tribute to her MIL.

The Duchess of Cambridge isn't the only one to have worn this particular design. InStyle reports that everyone from Kelly Ripa, Sarah Jessica Parker and even Abigail Spencer (at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding, no less) has rocked the frock. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, no?



Body Language Expert Reveals Why Queen Elizabeth Rarely Smiles At Prince Philip

You won't get these details from the royal historian.


Body language can reveal many truths about relationships but only if you know how to read it. In Celebrity Couples: Decoded, an expert interprets A-listers' interactions to shed light on their IRL dynamic.

Prince Philip, 96, and Queen Elizabeth II, 91, have a storied history: The third cousins (yep) met in 1939 when they were just 18 and 13 and began corresponding via snail mail five years later. In July 1947, they announced their engagement; they married that November. The following fall, they welcomed their son Prince Charles, and their daughter, Princess Anne, came along in August 1950 before Elizabeth took the crown from her late father in February 1952.

More recently, weeks after the royal couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, the second season of The Crown, which depicts a fictional account of the royal couple's early years, stirred old rumors of Prince Philip's infidelity. Although there's no IRL evidence he cheated with the ballerina implicated by Crown writers, Philip may have had "full-blown affairs" with women who were "younger than him, usually beautiful and highly aristocratic," according to biographer Sarah Bradford, author of Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times. The palace has denied it, as have several of the Prince's alleged mistresses, according to a 2004 investigative report published in The Telegraph. And look their marriage has endured.

TBH, it's tough to get a read on what really goes on behind the palace gates and it's not just because the couple's public appearances are carefully orchestrated. "They're not just royals who have to follow different rules regarding etiquette," says North Carolina-based body-language expert Blanca Cobb of the queen and her partner. "They're were raised in a different generation when the kind of PDA you see today might have been less socially acceptable."

With that in mind, Cobb examines the couple's interactions over the past seven decades:
Philip reaches out to his bride.

Then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their wedding day in 1947.
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"This isn't an intimate moment," Cobb says of this wedding photo, noting the couple's lack of eye contact and mismatched expressions: She displays a polite smile while he keeps a straight face.

Although it's tough to tell whether Philip is holding a petal in his bride's bouquet or her palm, touch is one way to maintain a connection, according to Cobb. Because the queen (then a princess) keeps her left elbow close to her body, rather than jutting it out to distance herself physically (and psychologically), it's clear she's welcoming the contact. "She's letting him in," Cobb says.
The newlyweds walk side-by-side.

Then-Princess Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip walk on their honeymoon in November 1947.
Royal Collection via Tim Graham Royal Photos/Getty Images

Gesturing as he speaks, Philip turns his head toward his wife to make sure he's got her ear, according to Cobb. Despite Elizabeth's serious face, she drops her left shoulder ever so slightly to angle her upper body toward her husband and looks him in the eye to show she's paying attention a good sign, since you don't engage this way with people you don't care about, Cobb says.

Meanwhile, Philip plants a hand in his pocket, which could signal discomfort, according to Cobb, who acknowledges that he could simply be cold. After all, it's it's November in England, and context is key.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth clenches both hands, which could signal tension or once again chilly temperatures, according to Cobb. Either way, there's not necessarily a problem with their relationship, she says: The couple's proximity speaks to their emotional closeness, while their stride both lead with the right foot, knees bent at almost identical angles suggests they're on the same page in this moment. "They're not overly affectionate and more formal in their expression of love for each other," Cobb says.
The royal couple holds their kids.
In August 1951, Prince Philip and then-Princess Elizabeth hold their children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
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When you position a child between your body and your partner's, you create physical distance that could be rooted in a psychological desire for space, Cobb says. While Elizabeth could have held her daughter on the opposite hip, and gotten closer to her husband, she may have opted for the right hip to let the baby touch her father's face, says Cobb. While he's engaging with his child, which shows love, he doesn't interact with or appear to touch Elizabeth whatsoever. The same goes for the then-princess: "She's distracted," Cobb says, speaking to Elizabeth's far-off gaze a sign the couple is disconnected from each other in this moment.
Philip stands behind his family.
Queen Elizabeth with Prince Philip and their children, Princess Anne and Prince Charles in Scotland in September 1952.
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See the way Philip stands a bit behind his wife? "Symbolically, it says, 'I support you, and I'm happy to give you the limelight,' " Cobb says, noting that reflects Elizabeth's recent status change to Queen. At the same time, standing erect separates Philip from his family members, all of whom all lean forward.

Still, both parents' expressions are similar, with cheek engagement in their smiles; neither is bursting with joy. "You don't have to be overly happy or angry to be in sync," Cobb says. "The expression gives you a sense of what's going on in the moment, but the mirroring shows they're emotionally on the same wavelength."
Elizabeth and Philip dance.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at a ball during a royal visit to Malta in November 1967.
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Once again, context is king or rather, queen in this photo: Compared to other couples, who stand close to one another and actually smile, Elizabeth and Philip stand with space between them, sourpuss expressions, and zero eye contact. "They're totally disengaged I get the impression something's off," Cobb says, although she stops short of determining whether they're over each other or simply bored with the event. Their grasp loosely suggests the former: "It's like she's using him as a hand rest it's not intimate at all," Cobb says.

There is, however, a ray of romance: "Her left side is coming toward his right shoulder just a little, and angling toward someone suggests a desire to be with that person," she says. Still: "You can't assume they act this way at home. There's no way to extrapolate public behavior to private lives when we're talking about royals."
The couple leans on a fence.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in Scotland in January 1972.
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Although their expressions aren't overly content, with smiles to be seen, both Philip and Elizabeth lean on the fence with their right arms a sign they're emotionally synchronized, according to Cobb. From the way Philip sticks out his elbow, effectively taking up more space in what Cobb refers to as alpha positioning, you can tell he's feeling confident. Elizabeth, meanwhile, appears to have her hand right in her pocket, a beta, more submissive move that contrasts with her role as Queen, Cobb says. As is the case in previous photos, Philip stands behind Elizabeth in a show of support. "It sends the message, 'I got you, you can count on me,' " Cobb says.
Philip mansplains to the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attend a horse show in May 1982.
Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images

Here, Elizabeth occupies Philip's personal space a sign of comfort except this time, she props the alpha elbow. Turning toward Philip with her head tilted shows she's listening. "They've been married 40 years, and she's still paying attention to what her husband has to say," Cobb says, adding that Elizabeth's expression is stoic rather than tense. "She may not be agreeing with him," Cobb guesses.
Elizabeth gets a kiss.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip kiss on New Years Eve in December 1999.
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"A cheek kiss is a sign of affection not intimacy or just a formality," Cobb says, noting this may be why the Queen kept her eyes open. Generally reserved expressing emotion, the Queen receives the kiss without reciprocating, although she does extend the corners of her lip upward just a bit to suggest she welcomes her husband's gesture, according to Cobb. Of course Philip's face isn't shown, but Cobb says initiating physical contact by leaning forward is sweet, since you move toward people you enjoy.
The royal couple walks side-by-side.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip walk without shoes (a sign of respect) in India in October 1997.
Tim Graham/Getty Images

Ever stoic, both Elizabeth and Philip wear the same expression yet again. "Whether by training, or because it's part of who they are, neither is outwardly expressive," Cobb says. "I'd venture to guess that after all these years, it's a combination of the two."

Nonetheless, they walk in the same plane with legs and feet mirroring one another and look: Philip drops his right shoulder toward his wife. "Your body subtly finds ways to get closer to your partner to express how you feel," Cobb says.
Philip extends a hand to Elizabeth.
Prince Philip helps Queen Elizabeth in May 2003.
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"The meaning of body language changes a little as you get older," Cobb says, pointing out the way Philip reaches for his wife to offer assistance. "Being chivalrous is part of who he is, but the interaction also speaks to their relationship." See how the Queen appears to resist Philip's help, opting to lean on the door handle instead? Looking straight ahead, she doesn't even acknowledge her husband's offer to help. "She's very independent," Cobb says. "They both could be distracted by their fans, or perhaps she doesn't want his help, since people in a position of power usually don't want to show signs of weakness."
Philip escorts Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabethand Prince Philip leave a ceremony in London in March 2015.
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Here, Elizabeth takes Philips hand as a physical support. "He wants to make sure she's OK physically and emotionally, but she's not looking at him or showing any affection," Cobb says, noting the way they hold hands with the tips of their fingers, rather than palm-to-palm, which maximizes physical contact. Cobb wagers that the Queen has grown so used to Philip's aid that she expects rather than appreciates it. "She doesnt give him much attention, but again, it's a different generation and they may be following and different rules as royalty."

The Bottom Line:

"Philip lets Elizabeth know how he feels by looking at her and being present physically to support and guide her, but they're generally reserved in the way they show affection," Cobb says. "She doesnt give him much attention, but I do think they have a deep affection for one another. That's probably as scandalous as it gets, but I would be interested to see what goes on when the cameras are off and they can be themselves without formality."



Queen Elizabeth II paying Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, after her death

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Britain's Prince Harry, queen attend Windsor Castle royal wedding

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - New father Britain's Prince Harry returned on Saturday to the Windsor Castle chapel where he married Meghan Markle a year ago this weekend, attending the wedding of relative Lady Gabriella Windsor.

Queen Elizabeth's first cousin once removed, Gabriella, a 38-year-old freelance writer and daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, tied the knot with financier Thomas Kingston, 40, at the castle's 15th Century St George's Chapel.

The wedding, attended by the monarch, 93, and her 97-year-old husband Prince Philip, marks the third royal nuptials in a year at Windsor Castle.

In a televised ceremony watched by millions around the world, Harry, the queen's grandson, wed U.S. actress Meghan Markle there on May 19, 2018. His cousin Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in the chapel in October.

Following the May 6 birth of Harry and Meghan's son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Gabriella is 52nd in line to the throne. Her father is Queen Elizabeth's cousin.

The marriage ceremony was conducted by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner and other attendees included the queen's sons Prince Andrew and Prince Edward and daughter Princess Anne.

Gabriella wore a lace embroidered dress by designer Luisa Beccaria.

(Reporting by James Davey in London; Editing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian)

Queen Elizabeth Looked Elegant in Bright Pink at Lady Gabriella Windsor's Wedding

For the wedding of her first cousin once removed, Lady Gabriella Windsor, held today in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth chose a floral dress and a bright, coral-pink coat and matching flowered hat. The Queen was accompanied by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who makes rare public appearances these days.

Though the relationship might sound distant for some families, the Queen has been close with Lady Gabriella (known as Ella) and her family throughout the years. Ella's father, Prince Michael of Kent, is the Queen's first cousin, and lives in an apartment at Kensington Palace with his wife, Princess Michael of Kent; it is where their children Lord Frederick and Lady Gabriella grew up. (The Queen paid the rent on that apartment until 2010, when, after significant controversy, the Kents agreed to pay their own rent on the £120,000 per year space.)

Aside from their family ties, Ella also has a unique connection with the Queen-the two share a birthday, April 23.

Though the Kents and their children are not working royals, they do sometimes appear at royal events like Trooping the Colour and occasionally perform public duties representing the Queen. While she did not, reportedly, attend the wedding of Ella's brother, Lord Frederick, in 2009 the Queen confirmed that she would be in attendance for Lady Gabriella's in early May.

The event marks the second year in a row that Her Majesty has attended a royal wedding at St. George's Chapel in May-on May 19, 2018, she witnessed the marriage of her grandson, Prince Harry to Meghan Markle in the same venue.
As was the case at Harry and Meghan's wedding, as well as Princess Eugenie's marriage to Jack Brooksbank in October, the Queen chose a colorful ensemble; a look that has over the years become something of a signature for Her Majesty. The bold shade choices aren't simply a matter of the Queen's personal taste, though. In the documentary The Queen at 90, Sophie, Countess of Wessex explained her mother-in-law's penchant for rainbow hues, saying "She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen.'"



The queen paid tribute to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry while visiting Kate Middleton's garden

Queen Elizabeth paid a subtle tribute to her grandson Prince Harry's weddinganniversary
on Monday, May 20th while attending the Chelsea Flower Show

Queen Elizabeth paid a subtle tribute to her grandson Prince Harry's wedding anniversary on Monday, May 20th while attending the Chelsea Flower Show. The royal matriarch, who recently became a grandmother for the eighth time, wore the exact same outfit as she did to Meghan and Harry's wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.

The queen donned the elegant lime green coat and floral dress (minus her signature hat), while supporting Kate Middleton and her most recent project, the "Back to Nature Garden."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave the queen a personal tour of the garden that the duchess created with landscape architects for the show to demonstrate the benefits nature can provide for mental health.

I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children," the royal said.

She continued, I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.

The outing occurred one day after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's anniversary, who got married on May 19, 2018. While we probably won't see Meghan for a while, as she's on maternity leave, Harry has returned to work and was already spotted wearing some hilarious new dad gear.



Queen Elizabeth Took Her Signature Outfit Matching to a Whole New Level at Her Latest Royal Outing

It's been a busy week for Queen Elizabeth. After visiting the RHS Chelsea's Back to Nature Garden with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and hosting a garden party at Buckingham Palace (for 8,000 people, no big deal), Her Majesty was just spotted at Heathrow.

No, she's not getting out of dodge for the weekend; she was there to visit the headquarters of British Airways in celebration of the airline's 100th anniversary.

Wearing a sky blue coat by Stewart Parvin with a matching silk dress and hat by Angela Kelly, the queen's outfit was perfectly coordinated with the blue carpet British Airways rolled out in honor of her arrival.

While there, per People, she met with employees who volunteer for the organizations community program, Flying Start, the global charity partnership between British Airways and Comic Relief, which aims to give back to children in poor communities.

She also visited the headquarters's Heritage Center, which has a display that features her first ticket for a long haul flight after her coronation, when she and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Jamaica in 1953.

According to the Daily Mail's royal correspondent Rebecca English, the queen cracked a few jokes about her many years of flying. "Having travelled so much they tend to get a bit muddled," she mused. English says the queen was also shown a photo of herself christening a plane with cider, to which she exclaimed, "Cider, not Champagne?"

We knew she was our kind of lady.



Victoria Nuland, US midwife to Maidan-2014, denied visa to Russia

FILE PHOTO: Victoria Nuland.   Reuters / Valentyn Ogirenko

Former US diplomat Victoria Nuland, best known for distributing cookies to protesters during the US-backed 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine, has suddenly found out she was on a visa blacklist as she sought to enter Russia.

The former US ambassador to NATO and assistant secretary of state for Eurasia is best known for supporting the coup in Ukraine that ousted the government in Kiev, and dismissing the concerns of Washingtons European allies about meddling in Ukraine (F*** the EU) in the same conversation she brought up bringing then-VP Joe Biden to midwife this thing.
She has been an outspoken advocate of anti-Russian sanctions since 2014, and just last month openly expressed doubt in Russia's commitment to the idea of improving relations with the US, calling on Washington to "steel itself" for a "very long game that outlasts" the Russian President Vladimir Putin's rule.

This month, however, she decided to visit the country she has denounced as an arch-nemesis of freedom, in order to take part in a closed-door conference organized by the Russian and the German councils on foreign relations.

Nulands plans hit a snag when she was denied an entry visa to Russia. The former State Department official, who once discussed the composition of a new Ukrainian regime with the US ambassador to Ukraine just weeks ahead of the coup, found herself on a blacklist compiled by Russia in response to the personal sanctions imposed against Russian officials by Washington.

The democracy-loving cookie distributor thus joined former US ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul in the ranks of former US officials barred from Russia.

The 'land of the free' itself has a long history of denying visas to foreign officials, even those coming on official business.

In early May, a group of Russian diplomats who were supposed to take part in a preparatory committee meeting ahead of the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference were denied US visas. The move sparked an angry response from Moscow, and the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Arms Control Department even said the conference itself should be moved to another country if such US actions continue.

In another instance, the US denied a visa to the deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Information and Press Department, forcing him to miss the UN Freedom of Press event. Earlier, the US barred entry to the head of the Russian delegation planning to take part in the UN disarmament conference and the UN Secretary General's adviser from Russia, Dmitry Poklonsky, who was supposed to address a special briefing at a session of the UN Security Council on April 25.



President Trump and Japans new Emperor Naruhito

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump landed in Japan on Saturday, kicking off a highly anticipated state visit -- with the president to become the first foreign leader to meet Japans new Emperor Naruhito.

The trip, which will last through Tuesday, comes amid fears among Japanese political and business leaders that U.S. tariffs on the auto industry will have a crippling effect on the Asian nation's economy.

The presidents first stop was a dinner with business leaders at the U.S. ambassadors residence in Tokyo after a brief airport welcome.

Trump told reporters that hes working to introduce fairness and reciprocity in the new American-Japanese trade agreement.

Japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years but thats OK," Trump said during remarks with the business leaders in Tokyo, noting that negotiators were hard at work on the trade talks. Well get it a little bit more fair.

    Japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years but thats ok. Well get it a little bit more fair.

Japan is expected to use the state visit as a charm offensive to convince Trump to spare the country of the punitive tariffs.

To fulfill this task, Trump is officially the first foreign leader invited to meet with the countrys new Emperor Naruhito, who inherited the throne earlier this month, a fact Trump gleefully acknowledged earlier this week. The emperor will treat Trump to a meeting and host an imperial banquet in Trump's honor.

Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe said to me, very specifically, 'You are the guest of honor.' There's only one guest of honor ... I'm the guest of honor at the biggest event that they've had in over 200 years, Trump said this week.

So it's a great thing. And we get along very well with Japan. I get along very well with the prime minister.

U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and first lady Melania Trump arrive at the Haneda International Airport Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

During the first remarks in Japan, Trump also stressed that Japan is buying military equipment from the U.S., which he says was a sign of threats in the world.

We make the best equipment in the world -- the best jets, missiles, the best rockets, the best everything, he said. So Japan is doing very large orders and we appreciate that.

It's probably appropriate for everything going on, he added. The world is changing.
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Meghan Markle opted out of meeting with President Trump when he visits the U.K.
Hello Giggles Anna Sheffer

When President Donald Trump visited the U.K. in June 2018, his trip across the pond spawned many memorable moments, from protests featuring a giant Trump baby balloon to an awkward encounter with Queen Elizabeth II. The president will return to the U.K. in early June, and so far, its not clear if there will be any insulting balloons this time around. Trump will, however, be meeting with the royal familyexcept for Meghan Markle, who has a very good reason to sit this one out.

The president will arrive in the U.K. on June 3rd and leave on June 5th, Vanity Fair reports. During that brief visit, hes scheduled to join the royal family for all sorts of formal activities. There will be speeches, meals, and a musical performance. However, while the Duke of Sussex will be among those entertaining Trump, the Duchess of Sussex will be absent. Why? Because shes on maternity leave.

Meghan gave birth to Baby Archie less than a month ago, so she has a lot on her plate as a new mom. Vanity Fair also points out that she hasnt participated in any royal engagements since he was born, so shes probably not giving Trump the cold shoulder.



William and Harry 'avoided each other in private for six months after royal wedding'

Prince William and Prince Harry did not see each other in private for six months after the wedding last May, says one royal correspondent.

Reports of a fall-out between the Cambridges and Sussexes emerged at the end of last year, following the news that Harry and Meghan would be moving to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor before the birth of their first child

Emily Andrews, royal correspondent for The Sun, tells Yahoo UKs The Royal Box: I was told, after the royal wedding, Harry and Meghan didnt see Kate and William personally.

While the two couples were pictured together at formal events such as Trooping the Colour and Princess Eugenies wedding, Andrews says they did not see each other in a private capacity, despite them all living within the grounds of Kensington Palace at the time.

Andrews adds that one of William and Harrys Kensington Palace aides said to her that they had made a mistake in continuing this narrative of the brothers in arms.

She continues: We all remember those two young boys walking behind Dianas coffin and we as a nation, our heart went out to them, that really is how weve seen them ever since.

I think behind the scenes, Harry and Williams relationship has always been up and down actually but of course, weve never really seen that.

Andrews thinks the best thing that could have happened for their relationship was the splitting of the Cambridges and Sussexes joint royal household in March: I think that has improved matters.

She says that part of the reason for the fall-out was down to when William gave some brotherly advice to Harry when he first began dating Meghan.

The Duke of Cambridge knew the relationship was moving quickly between his younger brother and the former actress and advised Harry to take things slow, before asking any woman to marry into the Royal Family.

Andrews says: I think it was meant very kindly in a well-meaning way but Harry was very defensive of Meghan and took it completely the wrong way and said to William something along the lines of Youre trying to destroy this relationship before its even started.



Trump at Air Force Academy:

No longer will we sacrifice American interests to any foreign power

The president congratulates graduates in an unusually conventional speech in Colorado Springs

President Donald Trump arrives to deliver the commencement address at the U.S.
Air Force Academy's graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 30, 2019.

"To the thousands of moms and dads and grandparents and family members beaming with joy: thank you for raising rock-ribbed, American patriots," Trump said, generating loud cheers.

"You are the ones who will invent and define the next generation of air warfare," Trump said to the class of nearly 1,000 cadets who earned the rank of second lieutenant. "You'll win so much you're gonna get tired of winning," Trump ad-libbed.

President Donald Trump greets cadets as they receive their diplomas
during the 2019 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony at Falcon Stadium, May 30, 2019, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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He did as promised, for more than an hour, saluting each cadet before giving a firm handshake, at one point shaking his hand in mock pain.

Trump recognized certain cadets for academic and athletic excellence, including two who earned Rhodes Scholarships and another two who won an air rifle championship. But when he got to a cadet who won a college home run derby, Trump spontaneously summoned him to the stage.

"I want to feel this guy's muscles," Trump joked, squeezing the cadet's arm.

Many of the cadets will go on to become pilots of traditional and remotely-piloted aircraft. Amid a push to increase diversity in the Air Force, a quarter of the graduates are women, and nearly one-third are non-white.

The Pentagon's annual review of sexual assault at the military academies found that during the 2017-2018 academic year the academies received a total of 117 unrestricted and restricted reports of sexual assault involving cadets and midshipmen at the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, compared with 112 last year.



The Queen Would Never Allow Prince William & Kate To Divorce Even If They Wanted To


Speculation about Prince Williams alleged affair with Rose Hanbury seems to have cooled in the face of baby Archies arrival. But just a few weeks back, those who followed the royal drama were full of concern about the state of William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridges marriage and especially about Kate herself. For those wondering what her options are, a newly resurfaced report holds some vital answers concerning an alleged conversation between William and Queen Elizabeth II. According to the 2006 Sunday Express report, the Queen warned William a year or so into dating Kate that enough was enough with royal divorces, and to think carefully before proposing.

Kate and Prince William first met in 2002 at St. Andrews, but didnt confirm their relationship publicly until 2005. Shortly after they entered the public eye, rumors of a proposal followed. But, as the 2006 report speculates, it was the Queens warning that prevented the second in line to the throne from acting sooner, and may have even precipitated the couples brief split in 2007. It wasnt until 2010 that William got down on one knee, telling CNN in an interview shortly thereafter that he wanted it to really mean something. So, maybe that was the Queens voice in his ear or maybe it was just Will taking the idea of marriage seriously.

Either way, the Queen had seen many royal divorces in her time already, and impressed upon William and Harry alike that they should choose their partners wisely. The Palace aide reporting to Sunday Express explained that as head of the Church [] from a point of principle she is opposed to royal divorces, adding:  However, she has witnessed the divorces not just of her sister Princess Margaret, but also those of her three eldest children. She now feels, to put it bluntly, that enough is enough. She does not want to name names, but she is adamant that there are going to be no further royal divorces during her reign.

Well! No need to name names for that to have an effect. It seems to lay out plainly that any attempt to divorce by the Cambridges would be met with disapproval by the Queen. She does not legally have to approve the divorce, as she does with marriage, but having her staunchly against it would make life much more difficult for both parties particularly Kate, whose post-divorce titles (and to a lesser extent, living arrangements) are determined by the monarch. Hopefully it never comes to that, but  we know where the Queen stands if it does.



Melania Trump ridiculed for 'cabin crew' outfit as she lands in UK for state visit

Melania Trump is being mocked for wearing a cabin crew inspired look as she landed in the UK this morning.

The 49-year-old First Lady had barely stepped off the plane at London Stansted airport before Twitter blew up with jokes about her so-called trolley dolly look.

She is visiting the country as part of a three-day long state visit alongside her husband, President Donald Trump.

But it would seem the usually stylish former model hit the wrong style notes as she touched down in London today with air hostess and flight attendant jokes aplenty.

Melania Trump's outfit is being compared to a cabin crew uniform.
[Photo: Getty]

Melania Trump wore sky high stilettos to depart the plane at Stansted.
[Photo: Getty]

She wore a £650 pussy-bow blouse by Burberry, with a neck tie which looked the spitting image of a traditional airline scarf.

She paired the top with sky-high stiletto shoes and a skirt suit, which once again paid homage to a traditional cabin crew uniform.


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