Royal News Roundup: Prince William’s Kate Middleton Update, Prince Harry’s Solo Trip to London & More

Here’s all the royal news you need to know for May 1, 2024.

  • In a newly resurfaced clip from the couple’s Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discussed their first date, which took place at Soho House in London. The Duke of Sussex teased his wife about her tardiness, saying, “She was late.”
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  • Markle won’t accompany Prince Harry during his upcoming trip to London, but the news shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.
  • According to Rachel Bowie (co-host of the Royally Obsessed podcast), “Given the Sussexes ongoing security concerns and the lack of police protection that meets their standards in the U.K., it makes sense that she’d skip this detour and instead join Harry in Nigeria.”

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  • During his visit to University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre, King Charles paid tribute to his grandchildren by wearing a pink tie with light blue dinosaurs. The accessory was reportedly given to him by a royal family member.
  • Prince William shared a touching update about his family amid Kate Middleton’s cancer treatment. While referring to his wife and three kids, the Prince of Wales said, “All doing well.”

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  • Duchess Sophie was spotted at day one of the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The royal wore a navy blue dress and paired it with a patterned blazer, a brown purse and boots.
  • Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa, and her husband, James Matthews, are preparing to open Bucklebury Farm Park to the public. According to the park’s website, they have transformed the area to host “birthday parties, corporate events, yoga sessions, pilates and so much more.”
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