By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 2, 2019 at 7:26 am | UPDATED: April 2, 2019 at 7:28 am So much for women in the exclusive First Ladies club having one another’s backs. The relationship between Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush was so steeped in animosity, envy and resentment that Ronald Reagan’s wife apparently made sure that George W. and Barbara Bush’s names were crossed off the list of invitees for a 1985 White House dinner for Princess Diana and Prince Charles. That’s according to “The Matriarch,” a new biography of Barbara Bush by journalist Susan Page. Barbara Bush died in April at age 92. The Nov. 9, 1985 dinner for Diana and Charles was “one of the most sought-after invitations of Reagan’s presidency,” wrote Page, according to passages cited by People and The Daily Mail. The dinner became famous for Diana, wearing a deep-blue velvet dress, taking to the dance floor with … [Read more...] about Nancy Reagan likely disinvited Barbara Bush from dinner with Princess Diana, among other slights
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PRINCE Harry and Meghan have snubbed Wills and Kate this Christmas, The Sun can reveal. The Sussexes will be with the Queen at Sandringham amid increasing rumours of a rift between the two couples. Harry and mum-to-be Meghan turned down the option of staying at Wills and Kate’s Norfolk home Anmer Hall, where they had a “fantastic” time with the kids last year. A royal source said: “There’s not a huge amount of room at Sandringham so it’s quite surprising. Maybe they just want their own space. “Things are civil between the couples but they don’t spend much time together.” The Sun revealed Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, are moving to Windsor — away from Wills and Kate, both 36, in Kensington Palace. The brothers have reportedly fallen out while Kate was said to have been left in tears over Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress for Meghan and Harry’s wedding in May. The Sun understands Meghan’s mum Doria … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton and Prince William to spend Christmas ALONE after being snubbed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle amid ‘rift between royals’
A TOP author who wrote a book on Prince Charles today said Meghan Markle is “trying to be Princess Diana” who will be a “victim of her own ambition”. In an unfortunate turn of phrase, Tom Bower said Meghan is “trying to adopt the new role” and it will “end in the same way” unless the Palace tells the actress to change her behaviour. The writer, who penned Rebel Prince: the Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles earlier this year, was discussing the recent negative stories about Meghan. Speaking on Good Morning Britain, he said: “I don’t think anyone is out to get her, I think she’s a victim of her own ambition. "People are unhappy – they always leak. That’s what Piers and I live on - the victims, coming forward and confessing their unhappiness. “She’s trying to be Diana, trying to adopt the new role. Piers Morgan says ‘demanding’ Meghan Markle is ‘acting her way to the … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle is ‘trying to be Princess Diana and will be a victim of her own ambition’, claims top author
LETTERS from Diana to the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother were destroyed by Princess Margaret in a bid to protect the Royal family. Princess Margaret went through her mother’s letters in 1993, several months after the Prince and Princess of Wales had announced their separation. It came a year after Andrew Morton's book Diana: Her True Story had disclosed that the Princess felt she had been rejected not only by her husband but also by the Queen and the Royal family. Margaret chose to burn certain correspondence including ones that shed new light on the breakdown of the marriage, according to royal biographer William Shawcross. "Princess Margaret was engaged on one of her periodic 'sortings' of her mother's papers," he wrote. "On the Princess's orders, large black bags of papers were taken away for destruction rather than for ultimate consignment to the Royal Archives.” Shawcross wrote as a result “there is no record of just what was thus lost”. But Princess … [Read more...] about Princess Diana’s ‘highly personal’ letters were ‘burned by Queen’s sister’
QUEEN Elizabeth's record-breaking reign as British monarch means more than 65 years have passed since the last royal succession. Prince Charles is next in line to the throne, but how do the rest of the Royal Family and Prince Louis line up? Here's everything you need to know... Who will become King after Queen Elizabeth? The throne will pass to Prince Charles if the Queen abdicates, retires or dies – and according to reports, abdication could be a real possibility. Her Majesty is said to have told her inner circle that if she is still on the throne at the age of 95, she will ask for a piece of legislation to grant her eldest son full power to reign while she is alive. Royal commentator Robert Jobson told the Mail On Sunday he has spoken to a number of high-ranking courtiers who say preparations for the transition of the Crown are gaining pace. And at this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, the Queen said she wished for Charles to succeed her as head of the … [Read more...] about Who’s next in line to the throne, where does Prince Harry come in the Royal Family tree and when will Prince Charles become king?