Prince Harry and Meghan’s gulf from the Royal family is as large as ever

As they are expected to fly back to California on Tuesday to be reunited with their children Archie, three, and one-year-old Lilibet after more than a fortnight apart, little appears to have been resolved with their nearest and dearest, with whom they are thought to have had “little interaction” behind the pomp and ceremony. According … Read more

Face mask can detect airborne Covid in just 10 minutes

A mask that can detect coronavirus in just 10 minutes has been developed by scientists. The highly sensitive face covering can detect the novel bug in the air and alert the wearer via an app on their phone. It can also pick up swine flu and bird flu. Those diseases spread through droplets in the … Read more

Full order of service for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral and the committal

The Procession of Religious Representatives moves to places in the Nave and the Sacrarium.  All remain seated. Members of the Royal Family are received at the Great West Door by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster and are conducted to their seats in the Lantern.  All remain seated. The Choir of Westminster Abbey and the … Read more

What is still open during the bank holiday tomorrow?

What sports events are cancelled? All horse-racing has been cancelled on the day of the funeral. No other major sporting events were planned for this Monday.  What else is impacted by the funeral? Center Parcs  Center Parcs had originally announced that it would order holidaymakers to leave its UK sites on the day of the … Read more

Mourners told ‘don’t set off to join the queue’

Jacinda Ardern has said New Zealand will not become a republic “quick or soon” – but that it could happen “over the course of my lifetime”. New Zealand’s prime minister told the BBC’s Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg programme that her country’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth II has evolved over the years and that she has no intention of … Read more

King Charles seeks to amend law on who can act as his official stand-in

The King wants the law amended so that counsellors of state are working members of the Royal family, the Telegraph understands. The move would see the Duke of York, the Duke of Sussex and Princess Beatrice all relieved of their duties as official stand-ins for the sovereign, should he be indisposed. Under the 1937 Regency … Read more

Duke and Duchess of Sussex invited to state reception in error

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were invited to a state reception at Buckingham Palace in error, The Telegraph understands. The couple received a formal invitation to the event for world leaders and foreign royals early last week and had no reason to believe they were not expected to go. However, palace aides subsequently declared … Read more

Royal future looks bleak for Prince Andrew without supportive Queen Elizabeth

With the death of the Queen, the Duke of York not only lost his mother but also any lingering possibility that he might one day return to public duties. The unconditional love and support the monarch showed for her son had long offered him a faint glimmer of hope that he could eventually be accepted … Read more

Channel migrant gangs claim they call UK police before setting off

People smuggling gangs are telling migrants that they will call UK police before they set off to ensure they get picked up in the Channel. In social media posts to promote their illegal services, the gangs claim the cross-Channel journeys will be “safe” because of the advance notice they give to UK law enforcement as … Read more

Three-way race breaks out to become Treasury’s top civil servant

The sacking of Sir Tom, who headed up the Treasury for six years, has triggered a fierce public debate among former senior civil servants and ex-ministers.  Some have chastised the new Prime Minister and Chancellor for sacking such a prominent civil servant; others have praised the action as in line with Ms Truss’s Tory leadership … Read more