Diana film branded ‘cruel’ & ‘gratuitous’ as Queen ‘to avoid family issues in Xmas speech’

SARAH Ferguson, The Duchess of York, has said that the royal family ‘moves together as a unit’ in light of recent scandals.

She is the former wife of Prince Andrew and recently declared that she still stands by her wedding vows despite getting divorced back in 1996.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Sarah said of Her Majesty: “She’s such an extraordinary, legendary, iconic monarch that leads by example… at 95-years-old, still carries on.

“And, for me, we get on with it and we move together as a unit”.

In other news, the Royal Family “may never see Prince George become King”.

Royal commentator Daniela Elser has pinpointed how the turmoil facing the Firm didn’t make a “pretty picture” for its future.

Speaking about the change that will happen in the coming years as the Queen’s reign ends, she said: “When that mournful day comes, we might not be only saying goodbye to a truly iconic figure but farewelling the last and final Queen of the UK.

“It will be up to her son, grandson and great-grandson what comes next; they will be fighting for nothing short of survival.”

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  • New Diana film ‘unnecessarily gratuitous’

    A gut wrenching scene from the forthcoming Diana film Spencer sees a young Prince William close to tears as his troubled mum locks herself in her bathroom.

    Royal biographer and expert Penny Junor said: “It is unnecessarily gratuitous.

    “Poor old William is all I can say. And let’s leave Diana with a shred of respect and dignity. I know William was there when she was unhappy but it sounds to me the movie is factually incorrect.”

    Within 30 minutes of the film kicking off we see the late Princess of Wales, played by former Twilight actress Kristen Stewart, 31, bent over the toilet at Sandringham vomiting on Christmas Eve twice.

  • New Diana film causes instant outrage

    A controversial new film Princess Diana premiered last night and caused instant outrage among royal experts who said it strips her of dignity.

    The movie, Spencer, portrays Diana as an emotionally unstable, broken woman who self-harms and breaks down hysterically in front of young son Prince William.

    Graphic scenes range from the fragile princess fantasising about throwing herself down the stairs to choking on a pearl necklace gifted to her by husband Charles.

    She is shown at the height of a mental health crisis while battling bulimia — reduced to tears as she forces herself to vomit and descends into hallucinations about her own death.

    A degrading shower scene ends with the princess talking about a solo sex act. Ingrid Seward, editor in chief of Majesty Magazine, said: “It is really cruel to portray her like this. It is totally unnecessary. William and Harry will be very angry and hurt about this. They will find it horrible that their mother is being portrayed in such a huge movie this way.”

  • George ‘could inherit Clarence House’

    PRINCE George could inherit the London home of his grandfather Prince Charles, which was originally intended for Prince Harry, according to insiders.

    Clarence House, situated adjacent to London’s leafy green park, had been earmarked for The Duchy’s youngest, but since Harry and Meghan Markle moved to California that is “no longer on the cards.”

    According to the Mail on Sunday it is now more likely to go to one of his grandchildren in the Cambridge family, with Prince George a front runner as the eldest of Kate Middleton and Prince William.

    It is part of the Prince of Wales plans to radically overhaul the royal estate.

    According to insiders once he ascends the throne Charles, 72, will be left in less-than lavish living arrangements as Buckingham Palace is opened up to the public, it’s been suggested.

  • Secret settlement

    A JUDGE formally agreed with Prince Andrew’s request to see a secret settlement involving his sex assault accuser today  – which he hopes will defeat her lawsuit against him.

    Lawyers for Virginia Roberts Giuffre had agreed to hand over a copy of a “release” signed in 2009 – following her legal settlement with sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

    US District Judge Loretta Preska has rubber-stamped the request.

    Attorneys for Andrew, 61, hope the secret clause will show he is exempt from any culpability in her bombshell sex assault claims against him.

    But Virginia’s lawyers have branded it “irrelevant”.

    The secret agreement is said to not apply to the royal – instead releasing lawyers, employees, agents and heirs from liability in connection with the Epstein case.

    Read the article in full here.

  • Bizarre test palace cleaners have to pass

    IT’LL come as no surprise that no one just walks straight into a job at any of the royal residences.

    Even if you’re not reporting directly to a member of the family, candidates go through rounds of rigorous interviews.

    And if that didn’t sound stressful enough, spare a thought for the poor prospective cleaners who have been subjected to the “dead fly test”.

    Appearing on the Channel 5 documentary Sandringham: Royals at Christmas, head of recruitment Tracey Waterman revealed how she weeds out the weaker housekeeping candidates.

    She explained: “One of the tests I like to do, to see if a candidate has potential eye for detail, is to place a dead fly, either in the fireplace or on the carpet.

    “Once the dead fly is placed, I then bring the candidate into the room.”

  • On one’s marks

    THE QUEEN proudly kicked off the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games with Prince Edward at her side this morning.

    The Queen’s Baton Relay began from the forecourt of Buckingham Palace before embarking on its 90,000 mile international journey to all 72 nations and territories taking part.

    Her Majesty placed her message inside the “smart” baton, which was automatically sealed, ahead of its 294-day journey.

    She then handed it to Paralympic gold medallist Kadeena Cox, who will take it on its first leg of its voyage.

    The Monarch, looking extremely dashing in an autumnal orange coat and matching hat, beamed alongside her youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, at Buckingham Palace.

  • Through thick and thin

    SARAH Ferguson, The Duchess of York, has said that the Royal Family ‘moves together as a unit’ in light of Prince Andrew’s recent scandals.

    She is the former wife of Prince Andrew and recently declared that she still stands by her wedding vows despite getting divorced back in 1996.

    Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Sarah said of Her Majesty: “She’s such an extraordinary, legendary, iconic monarch that leads by example… at 95-years-old, still carries on.

    “And, for me, we get on with it and we move together as a unit”.

  • Following the trend

    Princess Beatrice follows Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and William and Kate with royal baby name trend.

    Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have named their baby girl Sienna Elizabeth, with Beatrice revealing the sweet name on Twitter on Friday.

    She wrote on her official account: “We are delighted to share that we have named our daughter Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi.”

    This is Queen Elizabeth’s 12th great-grandchild and arrives just over three months after Lilibet Diana, Harry and Meghan’s second child who they also named in honour of the Queen.

    Back in June, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

    She was named after the Queen’s family nickname and also Harry’s mother Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997.

    Prince William and Kate Middleton’s six-year-old daughter Charlotte’s name also pays tribute to the monarch.

    Her full name, including her title, is Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge.

     

  • Will he become King?

    The Royal Family “may never see Prince George become King”.

    Royal commentator Daniela Elser has pinpointed how the turmoil facing the Firm didn’t make a “pretty picture” for its future.

    Speaking about the change that will happen in the coming years as the Queen’s reign ends, she said: “When that mournful day comes, we might not be only saying goodbye to a truly iconic figure but farewelling the last and final Queen of the UK.

    “It will be up to her son, grandson and great-grandson what comes next; they will be fighting for nothing short of survival.”

  • Style it out

    MEGHAN Markle was seen making visits to the estate of a beauty marketing firm executive in a hint she may be about to launch her own cosmetic line.

    Meghan, 40, reportedly made visits to Guthy-Renker co-founder Bill Guthy’s home in Carpinteria, California, with husband Prince Harry, 37, and her mum Doria several times between February and March.

    Harry and Meghan had also flown on a private jet owned by the cosmetics firm during a tour of New York City, the Daily Mail reported

    There has since been speculation that Meghan could be about to launch her own cosmetics line – following in the footsteps of supermodel Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum.

    The Sussexes were seen driving from Mr Guthy’s estate with Meghan beside him and her mum Doria Ragland in the backseat on March 1.

  • More from new Diana film ‘Spencer’

    In another scene appearing to echo Prince Harry’s real life comments on Oprah about his brother and father being trapped in the system, Harry asks Will if he even wants to be king. The heir swerves the question but the undertones are all too clear for the viewer.

    A third intense scene which will no doubt enrage the protective third in line to the throne, Wills is seen close to tears as he begs his mother to join him for dinner after she locks herself in the bathroom following a graphic self harm scene with wire cutters.

    As he bangs on the door, William is seen as collateral damage and the only family member willing to pick up the pieces of his parents’ shattered marriage.

    “Mummy, Mummy… Mummy, you said to tell you if you are being really silly. You are being really silly,” the emotional prince begs.

    “Please mummy, we have to sit down before Granny. Mummy just switch off your mind. Don’t think about it until after dinner for everyone’s sake.”

  • Six signs Meghan might launch beauty line

    Meghan and Harry have been seen making several visits to the home of the co-founder of beauty marketing firm Guthy-Renker, Bill Guthy.

    Could she be looking to expand her empire by launching her own beauty line to allow her fans to get their very own Markle Sparkle?

    Here are the signs:

    • Cosying up to cosmetic exec Guthy
    • ‘Strategic’ new look
    • Meghan’s long term interest in beauty through pre-Harry lifestyle blog
    • Friendship with celeb make-up designer Daniel Martin
    • ‘Everyone whose anyone has a comestics range’
    • They have the money to launch it

    Read more here

  • A Troubled time

    Set over the three days of Christmas in 1991 – from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day – the film is a gloomy, uncompromising take on how director Pablo Larraín sees Diana’s world as her marriage became totally broken down and unsalvageable.

    With speculation about the state of Charles and Diana’s relationship rife, the royals bunker down at Sandringham – with a paranoid Charles even ordering Diana’s curtains to be sewn together against her wishes in a bid to stop her opening them and risk being pictured with a long lens.

    In another cruel swipe at the Prince of Wales, on Christmas Day morning Diana joins the family for breakfast – asking her husband how she looks.
    After simply replying “fine” he hisses: “There is one thing. The chickens laid the eggs. The fisherman caught the fish and the bees made the honey. They all made such an effort to bring you breakfast.

    “Please do them the courtesy of not regurgitating it all into a lavatory bowl before the church bells even ring.”

    But while often unfair and overly harsh criticism of Charles is nothing new – just ask the writers of Netflix’s The Crown – Spencer is the first time Prince William and Prince Harry have been brought into the centrefold beyond a passing mention or token scene in any royal biopic.

  • New Diana film ‘unnecessarily gratuitous’

    A gut wrenching scene from the forthcoming Diana film Spencer sees a young Prince William close to tears as his troubled mum locks herself in her bathroom.

    Royal biographer and expert Penny Junor said: “It is unnecessarily gratuitous.

    “Poor old William is all I can say. And let’s leave Diana with a shred of respect and dignity. I know William was there when she was unhappy but it sounds to me the movie is factually incorrect.”

    Within 30 minutes of the film kicking off we see the late Princess of Wales, played by former Twilight actress Kristen Stewart, 31, bent over the toilet at Sandringham vomiting on Christmas Eve twice.

  • New Diana movie Spencer shows royal throwing up

    PRINCESS Diana is seen battling bulimia and self-harming in the latest big screen adaptation of her life, Spencer.

    The late royal is portrayed as an emotionally unstable, broken woman trapped within a heartless archaic institution in the controversial new flick.

    From envisioning throwing herself down the stairs to choking on a pearl necklace gifted to her by Charles, the Princess is rarely not seen in a state of distress during the nearly two-hour film.

    In scenes sure to upset the Royal Family – especially Prince William and Prince Charles – the monarchy is seen stripped back to a cold firm set in its ways, unwilling to bend or compromise to any degree.

    While Charles’ infidelity and lack of affection are repeatedly drawn on during the film, so is young Prince William’s heartbreak at watching his mother in pain.

  • Unimpressed

    According to a royal source, the future monarch is hopping to turn the royal residence into a public attraction, and some courtiers have expressed their concerns. 

    Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and is also where the Queen’s offices are situated. 

    Royal commentator Neil Sean told the Express that Her Majesty is not a fan of turning the historic pad into a tourist trap. 

    He said: “This will not be happening anytime soon, particularly while we still have our gracious Majesty the Queen with us.

    “She’s not very keen on that particular idea and believes of course, that it should remain a family home of sorts.

    “Her Majesty the Queen will go between Windsor Castle, which she considers her main London base, and spending two to four days a week also out at the re-renovated Buckingham Palace.”

  • Queen ‘spending millions funding Andrew’s case’ – reports

    The Queen, 95, is reportedly funding Andrew’s legal fight, The Telegraph understands, and is spending millions on her son’s defence.

    Buckingham Palace chose not to comment when contacted by The Sun.

    Her Majesty reportedly decided to pay for her son’s defence at the start of 2020 – just after his disastrous interview on Newsnight with Emily Maitlis – according to the newspaper

    The money going towards Andrew’s legal costs is reportedly coming from her Duchy of Lancaster estate, which generates more than £23 million in income.

    Royal courtiers expect the legal bill to run into the millions.

  • Kate ‘too tired’ to get to know Meghan

    KATE Middleton “didn’t have the energy” to bond with Meghan Markle before the royal wedding, a royal author has claimed.

    Biographer Andrew Morton claimed that Kate was exhausted in the run up to the Sussexes’ royal wedding due to her being pregnant with third child, Prince Louis.

    In his unauthorised biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Andrew claims Kate being pregnant for the majority of Meghan’s wedding preparations got in the way of a friendship developing.

    He said: “Kate and Meghan were neither sisters nor, unlike Fergie and Diana, friends before they joined the Royal Family.

    “What is more, during the build-up to Meghan’s wedding, Kate was experiencing her third difficult pregnancy and was focused on her own welfare. She did not have much energy to bond with her new neighbour.

    “When they sat together in the royal box to watch the Ladies’ Singles Final at Wimbledon in July 2018, the two women were still getting to know one another.”

  • How Meghan’s royal comeback shows she’s ‘resilient’ following Megxit

    Since stepping back from the royal family, Meghan Markle appears to have adopted a “steely determination that wasn’t there before”, says a body language expert. 

    The Duchess of Sussex stepped down as a senior royal in 2020 and is now making a “resilient” comeback following the end of her parental leave, claims Judi James. 

    Judi told Fabulous: “New York Meghan and Time mag cover’s Meghan reveal a woman with a much more steely look in both her eye expression and her body posing and movement. 

    “She is also seen looking more independently powerful and much more like a leader.

    “Now she has the profile but without the restrictions we can see the much steelier version of Meghan, who looks determined to change the world for the better and sooner rather than later.”

  • The ‘dead fly test’

    Appearing on the Channel 5 documentary Sandringham: Royals at Christmas, head of recruitment Tracey Waterman revealed how she weeds out the weaker housekeeping candidates.

    She explained: “One of the tests I like to do, to see if a candidate has potential eye for detail, is to place a dead fly, either in the fireplace or on the carpet.

    “Once the dead fly is placed, I then bring the candidate into the room.”

    After allowing them to take a quick look around the room, Tracey then brings them over to admire the fireplace.

    She added: “At this point I’d expect them to see the dead fly, and hopefully pick it up.

    “It’s a great test, maybe out of 10 people half the candidates will notice the fly.

    “One out of ten will actually bend down and pick it up, that’s the special housekeeper.

    “The difference between a housekeeper in a five-star hotel and in a royal palace would be attention to detail.”

    Read more here.

  • Tiara tantrum

    Prince Harry’s rage over Meghan Markle’s wedding tiara sparked their tensions with the palace – but it was the Duchess who was branded difficult, a royal expert has claimed.

    In the bombshell piece, Andrew Morton, the author of Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, claimed “Harry was the ‘prime mover’ in souring relations”.

    In six new chapters of the book which was first published in 2018, Mr Morton claimed the colossal rift between the Sussexes and the Firm began with Harry sticking up for his wife-to-be before they tied the knot.

    In November 2018, The Times reported that Meghan had thrown a “tiara tantrum” shortly before her wedding because the tiara she wanted to wear was not available. 

    But now Morton has relieved that it was actually Prince Harry that had kicked off leading up to their big day.

    He wrote: “Harry was the ‘prime mover’ in souring relations between the Sussexes and the Royal Family, but it was Meghan who ‘took the hit’.”

    The Duke of Sussex reportedly ‘shouted’ at royal dresser Angela Kelly when the tiara Meghan had planned on wearing for the wedding could not be produced for an unscheduled hair appointment.

    He says that Harry “was overwrought” when he learnt that the tiara was not available and told “anyone that would listen” that: “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.”

  • Kate ‘too tired’ to get to know Meghan

    KATE Middleton “didn’t have the energy” to bond with Meghan Markle before the royal wedding, a royal author has claimed.

    Biographer Andrew Morton claimed that Kate was exhausted in the run up to the Sussexes’ royal wedding due to her being pregnant with third child, Prince Louis.

    In his unauthorised biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Andrew claims Kate being pregnant for the majority of Meghan’s wedding preparations got in the way of a friendship developing.

    He said: “Kate and Meghan were neither sisters nor, unlike Fergie and Diana, friends before they joined the Royal Family.

    “What is more, during the build-up to Meghan’s wedding, Kate was experiencing her third difficult pregnancy and was focused on her own welfare. She did not have much energy to bond with her new neighbour.

    “When they sat together in the royal box to watch the Ladies’ Singles Final at Wimbledon in July 2018, the two women were still getting to know one another.”

  • The big inheritance

    PRINCE George could inherit the London home of his grandfather Prince Charles, which was originally intended for Prince Harry, according to insiders.

    Clarence House, situated adjacent to London’s leafy green park, had been earmarked for The Duchy’s youngest, but since Harry and Meghan Markle moved to California that is “no longer on the cards.”

    According to the Mail on Sunday it is now more likely to go to one of his grandchildren in the Cambridge family, with Prince George a front runner as the eldest of Kate Middleton and Prince William.

  • On the beauty market

    Meghan Markle was seen making visits to the estate of a beauty marketing firm executive in a hint she may be about to launch her own cosmetic line.

    Meghan, 40, reportedly made visits to Guthy-Renker co-founder Bill Guthy’s home in Carpinteria, California, with husband Prince Harry, 37, and her mum Doria several times between February and March.

    There has since been speculation that Meghan could be about to launch her own cosmetics line – following in the footsteps of supermodel Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum.

    The Sussexes were seen driving from Mr Guthy’s estate with Meghan beside him and her mum Doria Ragland in the backseat on March 1.

    Read more here.

  • Will he become King?

    The Royal Family “may never see Prince George become King”.

    Royal commentator Daniela Elser has pinpointed how the turmoil facing the Firm didn’t make a “pretty picture” for its future.

    Speaking about the change that will happen in the coming years as the Queen’s reign ends, she said: “When that mournful day comes, we might not be only saying goodbye to a truly iconic figure but farewelling the last and final Queen of the UK.

    “It will be up to her son, grandson and great-grandson what comes next; they will be fighting for nothing short of survival.”

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