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THE Queen has been forced to pull out of the COP26 summit next week after being ordered to rest by doctors, it has been revealed.

But sources say, despite lighter public duties, Her Majesty is "knackered" because of a packed private schedule.

Elizabeth is said to have been keeping up “a constant flow of lunches and dinners with family and friends, because the Queen does not want to dine alone”.

The 95-year-old, who lost her husband of 73 years in April, is said to be "fine" and in "good spirits" but has also given up her nightly gin and tonic on the advice of her doctors.

Read our Royal Family live blog below for the latest updates...

Did Diana really visit the servants?

The new Spencer movie accurately shows Diana as being warm towards servants.

In the film she confides in Darren, portrayed by Mission Impossible actor Sean Harris, on a couple of occasions.

Former royal chef Darren McGrady told how the late princess often visited the kitchen to chat to staff after meals.

He said: "I was always there, so sometimes she’d come in and vent about things she wasn’t happy with. Other times I’d see her just burst into tears and it was like, ‘What do I say? What do I do?’ Other times she told a dirty, risqué joke and you think, ‘I can’t believe Princess Diana just said that!'”

'Better safe than sorry'

The Queen is said to be disappointed to have pulled attending the COP26 summit but is putting her health first, a royal expert has said.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain today, the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter said: "Given that there are reported to be 30,000 people pouring into Glasgow for this particular conference I think it's been the palace and her medical team being safer than sorry."

He added: "There is concern that the infections will spike during the course of this COP26 conference. So they are keeping the Queen safe, keeping her safe in the bubble.

"She will carry on working, as we saw her yesterday, doing her audiences with ambassadors, doing her red boxes. But I think taking her to COP26 is a step too far."

Queen expected to talk part in COP26 virtually

Last night Buckingham Palace announced the Queen would not attend the COP26 summit in person in Glasgow on doctor's advice.

But the 95-year-old seems to still be able to carry out light duties.

THE Queen was seen back at work having video chats yesterday — and will do the same thing to join the COP26 summit next week.

Her Majesty — who spent a night in hospital last week — was pictured smiling at Windsor Castle as she held virtual audiences with ambassadors yesterday afternoon.

Sources close to the Queen said she “regretfully decided” not to travel but they stressed she is in "good spirits". Royal experts said the move was a "sensible precaution".

What did William say about Bashir’s Diana interview?

Earlier this year, William hit out at Bashir’s crooked methods — exposed by the Lord Dyson report — to dupe his mum.

William, 39, spoke out after a bombshell report found Bashir lied and used underhand tactics to gain his mother’s trust.

He said: “This Panorama programme holds no legitimacy and should never be aired again.

“It effectively established a false narrative which, for over a quarter of a century, has been commercialised by the BBC and others.”

Diana would be “thrilled” about Harry’s new life, says expert

Princess Diana would be thrilled about Prince Harry’s new life after breaking away from the Royal family.

Diana biographer Andrew Morton told US Weekly “She’d be thrilled. Seeing that Harry has made himself and Meghan independent humanitarians irrespective of what the palace might say, she would have applauded that.”

He said she would be “doing cartwheels” at the thought her youngest son had followed in her footsteps and lived his own independent life.

Charles fears he will be the target of Harry's book, royal expert says

Prince Charles will be will be “looking for a hard hat” when his son's book comes out, a royal expert has said.

Speaking to US Weekly, Andrew Morton said “The thing about Harry is that if you ask him a straight question, he’ll give you a straight answer".

The book, which is not out yet, is expected to chronicle Harry' struggle to cope with his mother's death, his time in the military and his relationship with Meghan then subsequent flight from the royal family.

What has the Queen said about COP26?

The Queen is said to be very disappointed to "miss out" on attending the climate summit in Glasgow next week.

Her Majesty was due to attend the two-week summit alongside 120 world leaders to talk about ways to tackle climate change.

And it appears to be a cause close to her heart. She was caught on video talking to Camilla a few weeks ago where she lambasted world leaders for talking "but never doing" anything.

Hours after her comments were revealed by The Sun, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced he would be attending after all. Last night he also finally pledged the country would aim for Net Zero by 2050.

The Queen is also the monarch of Australia.

Trials bring Charles and William together

The Royal family have been tested in recent years, from Megxit to Prince Andrew's alleged involvement in a sex abuse case.

But it's reported Charles and Wills have grown closer together, thanks to their shared desire to protect the monarchy.

Royal expert Emily Andrews said: “Over the past two years, the two men have become much closer, their bond much stronger.

“Partly, this is natural as they get older and realise their shared values ‒ a current Prince of Wales and his successor ‒ in protecting the monarchy.

“But also, it has been a necessity as the institution has suffered blows to its reputation.”

The Queen's tough year

February/March - Harry & Meghan made Megxit official with an explosive Oprah interview claiming the family did not support Meghan and questioned Archie's skin colour April - The loss of her beloved husband Philip who died aged 99 August/September - Prince Andrew hides with his mother at Balmoral to avoid summons over allegations of sleeping with a 17-year-old trafficking victim September - Prince Charles' key aid is forced to step down over allegations the charity lobbied for honours for key donors October - The Queen's declining health means she has had to spend nights in hospital and will be forced to miss the COP26 summit

Diana's hatred of blood sports

The new Diana biopic delves into her revulsion at blood sports.

In the film, Charles wants his sons to enjoy hunting, but she is opposed.

According to royal biographer Robert Jobson, the princess “disapproved violently of the 'manly' pursuits that Charles encouraged his sons to enjoy.”

Perhaps it is the harsh truths in Spencer which will hurt the Royals more than its outrageous fantasy scenes.

His mother's revulsion did not always have the ultimate influence on her sons though with Prince Harry known to have enjoyed going trophy hunting - including once reportedly killing a wild buffalo - but ultimately gave it up for his wife Meghan.

Did Diana have OCD?

In the movie Diana makes herself sick after eating the lavish dishes and lashings of cake.

A scene which shows her swallowing a string of pearls gifted to her by Charles before later regurgitating them is clearly a fantasy.

It is well known, though, that Diana was in fact suffering from bulimia and the royals were worried about her weight loss.

After sticking her head down the toilet, Charles’s wife scrubs her hands in what appears to be an act of obsessive compulsive disorder.

While biographers, including Penny Junor, have reported that Diana endured depression and severe mood swings, there was no diagnosis of OCD.

Did Diana believe the Royal family would kill her?

Spencer is set over three days at the Sandringham estate in December 1991 as Diana and Princes Charles’s marriage comes to an end.

It is correct that the couple’s relationship was at breaking point during this period and they announced their separation less than a year later.

Diana asks “will they kill me?” because she has turned up late for the festive get-together, after the Queen.

It's true that it's tradition for the sovereign to be last to arrive at any royal event.

Did Diana fear she would be killed? The comment appears to be jokily made in the movie, but it has been reported that she had expressed fears that she would be bumped off.

She allegedly once made the remark: "One day I'm going to go up in a helicopter, and it'll just blow up. The MI6 will do away with me."

Weighed on arrival

The new Diana film has already provoked controversy but is it true Diana was weighed on arrival.

On arrival Spall’s character - Equerry Major Alistair Gregory - insists Diana is weighed on scales.

While this appears to be a nod to the princess' documented eating disorder, it's actually a bizarre royal Christmas tradition.

It was started by King Edward VII who was concerned guests weren’t enjoying the festivities enough by eating plenty of food.

So, they were weighed at the beginning and end of the stay to see if they had put on sufficient pounds.

Her Majesty reportedly forking out millions on Prince Andrew

Firm came under fire when it was revealed the Queen is paying Andy’s legal fees from her Duchy of Lancaster income.

Her Majesty has reportedly been forking out millions on her son’s legal battle since the start of 2020,  just after his disastrous interview on Newsnight with Emily Maitlis. 

Andrew claimed he had “no recollection of ever meeting” Virginia and said of her claims: ” I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened.”

The 61-year-old also said he has no memory of the renowned photograph of him and Virginia with his arm around her waist.

Princess Diana movie: fact vs fiction

Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana drama is arguably the most explosive royal movie ever made.

The film titled Spencer will rock the Windsor household with a string of shocking scenes, some of which are fictionalised and others that are grounded in the truth.

Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 aged just 36, is portrayed as being in the midst of a psychological breakdown as she desperately attempts to escape the grip of her stifling in-laws.

In the movie, out next Friday November 5, cinemagoers will see the much-loved late princess self-harm with wire cutters, deliberately throw up her food and discuss pleasuring herself.

But what is fact and what is fiction? We break it down here

Princess Eugenie’s £120k engagement ring has a hidden meaning

Princess Eugenie's ring features a rare pink Padparadscha sapphire, surrounded by a halo of sparkling diamonds, and it has an incredible secret meaning.

Interestingly, Princess Eugenie also opted for a sapphire ring, however not a traditional blue sapphire. 

She opted for a padparadscha sapphires, because they are are incredibly rare, much rarer than diamonds and many blue sapphires.

Jewellery expert Maxwell Stone said: "These are extremely rare stones which many people haven't even heard of. 

“They are strikingly beautiful with unique shades of pink and orange, often resembling the colours of a sunset."

“This is by far one of the rarest gemstones in the world, thanks to its unparalleled salmon hue," she continued to say.

The ring bares a remarkable resemblance to Eugenie’s mother, Sarah Ferguson’s engagement ring, which features a Burmese ruby, surrounded by diamonds.

'Unimpressed' by taste of life in retirement

The Queen was "unimpressed" by the taste of retirement she experienced during lockdown, according to a royal commentator.

Royal expert Jennie Bond wrote in the Telegraph: "She holds fast to the concept that a monarch must be seen to be believed.

"During the long weeks of lockdown she got a taste of what life would be like in retirement – even though she still had her red boxes of Cabinet papers to go through – and it would seem she was unimpressed.

"She believes that personal contact is important not only for the monarchy, but it’s also interesting and stimulating for her."

Meghan to possibly 'restart' her old blog

According to a royal commentator, Meghan Markle could restart her blog The Tig.

Months before she and Prince Harry announced their engagement in 2017, The Duchess of Sussex closed her lifestyle blog.

Royal commentator Neil Sean has now claimed Meghan believes it is a "very good time" to restart The Tig.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Mr Sean said: “According to a very good source, it appears that Meghan, alongside Harry, think this would be a very good time to restart The Tig."

The rare moment Kate Middleton lost composure

Back in 2014, Kate momentarily lost her composure when she visited a children's centre in New York.

As the royal tour was in December, Kate got stuck in helping other volunteers wrap presents for the children.

But even though she was their guest of honour, that didn't stop one of the event's organisers from scolding the Duchess and reminding her to "keep wrapping".

For a split-second, Kate let her true feelings known and looked rather annoyed.

Before returning to the task at hand, the Duchess rolled her eyes and continued chatting to her neighbour.

But this isn't the first time a member of the Royal Family has let slip how they're REALLY feeling.

Read the article in full here.

Meghan & Thomas news from the week you may have missed

Thomas Markle claims Meghan ghosted him because she was jealous of the attention she gave her brother and sister Meghan's dad threatens to SUE ‘childish’ daughter and Prince Harry in bid to see his grandchildren Meg ‘changed once she hooked up with Harry’ and ‘disowned both sides of her family’ dad claims

Meghan quitting Royal Family a 'tragedy'

According to royal author Andrew Morton, he said the Duchess of Sussex "made every effort" when she joined the Royal Family.

Mr Morton, who has penned biographies on Princess Diana and Meghan, told the Royally US podcast: "I thought that she was a team player before, and she was known as a team player on Suits.

"She converted to the Church of England, she changed her nationality and was going to become a Brit.

"When she joined the Royal Family, she made every effort to get involved."

He added that: "She gave up all her social media accounts and dropped the fact she was a patron of various charities.

"She seemed to be willing to be integrated into the Royal Family.

"I think that what's happened is a small tragedy for the Royal Family.

"They've lost someone who was relevant to a section of the population that they couldn't really reach."

Queen's public duties unlikely to stop 'unless forced'

The Queen is unlikely to stop public duties "unless forced", claims Royal Author, Anna Pasternak.

Anna told Vogue: “It’s very unlikely that the Queen will ever stop public duties unless forced to do so.

"She’s not one that wants to go and retire and take up oil painting.

“Her sense of duty is ingrained into every fibre of her being.”

Back for Xmas?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be looking to celebrate Christmas in Buckingham Palace after the Queen’s health made headlines.

Despite this, Buckingham Palace insists that the monarch is "in good spirits".

The news of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex coming back home to the UK would come as a positive one for the Queen, as last year’s Christmas celebrations were called off due to Covid-19.

A 'key royal lesson Meghan failed to learn after marriage'

Meghan Markle failed to realise that joining the Royal Family is "not a sprint", according to a royal expert.

Royal biographer Andrew Morton told the Royally Us podcast: "The old motto, never complain never explain, is a good one.

"What I think she failed to realise, is that the monarchy and being part of the Royal Family is not a sprint.

"It's not hitting the ground running, then keeping on running."

What did William say about Bashir’s Diana interview?

Earlier this year, William hit out at Bashir’s crooked methods — exposed by the Lord Dyson report — to dupe his mum.

William, 39, spoke out after a bombshell report found Bashir lied and used underhand tactics to gain his mother’s trust.

He said: “This Panorama programme holds no legitimacy and should never be aired again.

“It effectively established a false narrative which, for over a quarter of a century, has been commercialised by the BBC and others.”

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