The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are keeping details around their baby's birth private. The couple have also decided to forgo the media photocall outside the hospital, with their newborn. Royal commentator Omid Scobie says that one of the reasons could be because she is "quite nervous" about the birth. He tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box: "What we’ve heard from sources is she’s quite nervous, it’s her first baby, the nerves are really quite high at the moment and so for her to be able to actually cut out what makes it so stressful is probably quite a relief for her and Harry." Historian Anna Whitelock also says that the after-birth photocall doesn't allow for any complications, if there were any.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make sure their child grows up emotionally literate, an expert says. Parenting coach Sue Atkins believes the couple's work around mental health will help when it comes to raising their baby. "A child that feels heard feels understood," she tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box.' "Talking about how you're feeling, if you're angry, if you're frustrated and acknowledging that they happen." As well as spearheading the Heads Together campaign with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Harry has also spoken candidly about his own mental health and how he struggled to come to terms with the death of his mother Princess Diana. The prince was 12 when Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris. He revealed to Telegraph journalist Bryony Gordon on her podcast Mad World in 2017, that he had sought counselling when he was in his late twenties, in order to address his grief. The Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter and PR expert Nick Ede also discuss Meghan and Harry's preparations for the arrival of Baby Sussex, the challenges of being royal parents in the public eye and how the child's future will be different to that of the Cambridge children. Watch the full episode 19 of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
Buckingham Palace is currently undergoing a 10-year restoration project, which is set to cost taxpayers an estimated £369 million. Economics journalist Daisy McAndrew thinks that the British monarchy should take a leaf out of the Swedish Royal Family's book and keep Buckingham Palace open all year round so there is more money for maintenance. However, the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter explains why this is not possible, since it is still a working palace.
Before she married Prince Harry in May 2018, Meghan Markle had an estimated worth of around $5 million. She had a successful acting career, starring in US legal drama Suits for six years. But what has happened to the money she accumulated since she's become a member of the Royal Family? Royal finances expert David McClure tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' "the money she has goes into the general [royal] household needs."
The Queen is famously frugal but she does have one extravagance - horses. Royal finances expert David McClure speaks to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' about Her Majesty's expensive hobby and how much it costs her.
As one of the wealthiest families in the country, the Royal Family has a huge fortune. But where exactly does their money come from - and how is it spent? Royal finance expert, and author of 'Royal Legacy: How The Royal Family Have Made, Spent And Passed On Their Wealth', lifts the lid on the monarchy's spending habits, property portfolio and exactly what the British tax payer does - and doesn't - pay for in this exclusive interview with Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box'.
Yahoo UK's Head of Finance Lianna Brinded speaks to royal finance expert David McClure about how the Queen gets her money and how she spends it. Host Kate Thornton also speaks to the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter, PR expert Nick Ede and economics journalist Daisy McAndrew. They discuss whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will opt for the royal baby photocall, how transparent the royals should be about their finances and whether they could take a leaf out of the Swedish Royal Family's book, when it comes to their historic properties.
The Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter has said the media won’t know the royal baby is on the way until Meghan is admitted to hospital.
The Queen's former press secretary has said the media won’t know the royal baby is on the way until the Duchess of Sussex is actually in hospital Dickie Arbiter tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box' that royal aides "learnt bitter lessons when Prince George was born," because of the chaos that ensued in the lead-up to his birth. The media began to gather outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in Paddington weeks before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first child was born, which caused disruption. Mr Arbiter explains why guidelines for the media changed after Prince George's birth and why Meghan and Harry may choose a different hospital.
The countdown is on the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first child. But it is still to be confirmed where Meghan will give birth, amid reports that it won't be at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in Paddington. It's also not known whether Meghan and Harry will have the famous post-birth media photocall, that we are used to seeing with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box' that the couple may decide not to do a press photocall "given the amount of bad press that Meghan has been having recently." The Duchess of Sussex has faced a slew of negative headlines in recent reports, following speculation of a rift with the Duchess of Cambridge and rumours that she has been dubbed 'difficult' by royal staff.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are just weeks away from welcoming their first child, but still no official announcement has been made about where the baby will be born. The couple have not chosen the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in London, according to reports. It's believed that they have chosen a maternity unit in Windsor, which will be close to their new home at Frogmore Cottage. However, with a reported delay to the move, due to the over-running of the property's renovations, they may have no choice but to opt for the Lindo Wing. Host Kate Thornton speaks to the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter and PR expert Nick Ede on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box.' Mr Arbiter explains why the location of the baby's birth will be down to a matter of logistics.
Charities have been "floored" by an influx of donations, after royal fans began a social media fundraiser in honour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's forthcoming baby. Supporters have been using the hashtag #GlobalSussexBabyShower to spread the word on social media. Organisations including CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education), animal charity Mayhew and children's charity WellChild have all seen an increase in the amount of donations since Mother's Day. These are all charities, which are closely linked to Harry and Meghan's work. PR expert Nick Ede speaks to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' about the positivity around the Meghan effect.
Prime Minister Theresa May has often come under a bit of flack for the one in which she performs a curtsy when greeting the Queen or a member of the Royal Family. Mrs May, 62, puts one foot behind the other and sinks very low when doing the gesture, almost like a lunge. But etiquette expert Jo Bryant explains that she performs what is known as a traditional court curtsy, on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box.'
Royal fans have started the social media initiative in honour of the impending arrival of Baby Sussex.
The Royal Family are steeped in tradition and while they're much more modern now, there are still some aspects of protocol when it comes to formal events. Etiquette expert Jo Bryant talks about what happens at a typical state banquet and how the tables would be set out, down to minute precision. She also explains how to do the perfect curtsy when meeting a member of the Royal Family and talks about whether Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle would have been given etiquette lessons when marrying into the firm. Host Kate Thornton is also joined by PR expert Nick Ede and royal journalist Victoria Murphy. Watch the full episode 18 of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
Rumours of a feud between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex began to circulate, shortly after it was announced that Meghan and Harry would be moving to Frogmore Cottage. With various reports of tensions between the brothers and a fall-out between the sisters-in-laws, it's had everyone analysing their every move. One royal author Anna Pasternak speaks to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box' about why she thinks that rumours of a royal rift are true.
There's no doubt that the Duchess of Cambridge has cemented her place in the Royal Family and the hearts of the nation. Kate is the fourth most popular member of the Royal Family, according to YouGov UK, behind Prince Harry, the Queen and Prince William. PR expert Nick Ede and royal journalist Victoria Murphy discuss why there's a huge amount of public affection for the duchess and how she's gone from a shy student to a confident mum-of-three.