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Stoic Queen pictured as Royal Family prepares for Meghan and Harry interview

Meghan and Harry 'in hot war with Royal Family' says expert

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The Queen was seen in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle walking through a hall showing all 54 nations flags. The monarch and the rest of the Royal Family will also appear on BBC One today to celebrate the nations.

A picture shows the Queen wearing a delphinium blue dress and jacket of silk and wool cloque by Angela Kelly.

On her left shoulder the head of state wears the chrysanthemum brooch, made from sapphires and diamonds set in platinum.

The Queen was also pictured wearing the item when she was photographed with the Duke of Edinburgh to mark their 73rd wedding anniversary in November.

She also wore the brooch for images taken on her honeymoon with Prince Philip at Broadlands in Hampshire in 1947, and again in pictures released to mark the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary in 2007.

While the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey will not go ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Family will make a televised appearance.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “In Her Majesty’s annual Commonwealth Day message, the Queen will pay tribute to the way in which communities across the family of nations have come together in response to the pandemic.”

Another statement on the Commonwealth’s website: “Her Majesty The Queen will deliver her annual message in ‘A Celebration for Commonwealth Day’, which will be broadcast on Sunday 7 March on BBC ONE in the UK.

“TRH The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Countess of Wessex will also take part in the programme, sharing their perspectives on the importance of our Commonwealth links.

“The celebration will include music, prayers and readings from others around the Commonwealth.”

It will air the same day as the Sussex royal’s interview with Oprah.

A source close to the Royal Family claimed to Us Weekly the monarch and future king are “furious”.

They added: “They feel that by sharing [Harry and Meghan’s] side of the story, the entire royal family will be painted in an unfair way.”

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A clip from the CBS interview, Meghan tells Ms Winfrey it is “liberating” to now enjoy the “right and the privilege” to “say yes” to Winfrey because she and Harry now have “the ability to make our own choices”.

She also tells how she struggled transitioning from an independent life to one within the “construct” of the Royal Family.

When asked how she imagined the Palace feels about her speaking “your truth”, she said: “If that comes with risk of losing things, I mean, I…there is a lot that has been lost already.”

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