Research Briefing: The death of a monarch – House of Commons Library

Posted September 14th, 2022 in bereavement, news, parliament, royal family by tracey

‘The death of a monarch – and the accession of a new sovereign – involves the Cabinet, the Privy Council, Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Church of England. This paper outlines the historical precedents for the events that will follow the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.’

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House of Commons Library , 9th September 2022

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Charity Commission opens compliance case into donor to the Prince’s Trust – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2022 in charities, Charity Commission, loans, news, royal family by tracey

‘The Charity Commission has opened a compliance case into one of the key donors to Prince Charles’s charity after it emerged it had been funded by unsecured loans.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2022

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Man charged under Treason Act after crossbow incident at Windsor Castle – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in firearms, mental health, news, offensive weapons, royal family, treason by tracey

‘A 20-year-old man has been charged with a treason offence and making threats to kill the Queen, after he was arrested at Windsor Castle with a crossbow on Christmas Day last year.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2022

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Prince Harry wins bid to challenge security decisions – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in government departments, judicial review, news, royal family by tracey

‘The Duke of Sussex has been granted permission to bring a High Court challenge against the Home Office over his security arrangements in the UK.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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BBC to pay ‘substantial damages’ to William and Harry’s royal nanny over Bashir smears – The Independent

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in BBC, damages, deceit, defamation, news, royal family by tracey

‘The BBC has agreed to pay “substantial damages” to William and Harry’s former nanny over “false and malicious” allegations used to obtain Martin Bashir’s 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales.’

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The Independent, BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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Prince Harry wins latest stage of Mail on Sunday defamation case – The Independent

Posted July 8th, 2022 in damages, defamation, media, news, royal family by sally

‘A Mail on Sunday article on the Duke of Sussex’s legal claim against the Home Office contained parts that were defamatory, the High Court has ruled.’

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The Independent, 8th July 2022

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BSB panel rejects complaints over barrister’s Royal baby tweet – Legal Futures

‘A Bar Standards Board (BSB) panel has rejected more than 80 complaints made against a barrister accused of making racist comments on Twitter about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby last year.’

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Legal Futures, 30th March 2022

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Buckingham Palace: Man sentenced for climbing into grounds – BBC News

‘A man found with a knife and drugs in the grounds of Buckingham Palace has been given a suspended jail term.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2022

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Court of appeal to hear challenge over media ban from Prince Philip’s will court case – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2022 in appeals, media, news, reporting restrictions, royal family, wills by tracey

‘A legal challenge over a decision to ban media organisations from a court case about the Duke of Edinburgh’s will is to be heard by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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Prince Harry in legal fight to pay for UK police protection – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2022 in government departments, judicial review, news, police, royal family by tracey

‘Prince Harry is seeking a judicial review against a refusal of the Home Office to allow him to personally pay for police protection when in the UK.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2022

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Meghan to receive just £1 from Mail on Sunday for privacy invasion – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2022 in compensation, copyright, damages, media, news, privacy, royal family by sally

‘The Mail on Sunday will pay the Duchess of Sussex just £1 in damages for invading her privacy by publishing a private letter she had sent to her father.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2022

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Meghan Markle: Mail on Sunday loses appeal in privacy battle over letter to estranged father – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2021 in appeals, media, news, privacy, royal family by sally

‘The publisher of the Mail on Sunday has lost a legal battle to overturn a High Court ruling on its publication of a letter written by Meghan Markle to her estranged father.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2021

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Prince Philip’s will: legal battle launched over media exclusion from hearing – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2021 in attorney general, media, news, private hearings, public interest, royal family, wills by tracey

‘Legal action against the attorney general and the Queen’s private lawyers has been initiated over a decision to ban media organisations from a court hearing about the Duke of Edinburgh’s will.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2021

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Why can’t we read Prince Philip’s Will? – Transparency Project

Posted September 27th, 2021 in executors, news, probate, royal family, wills by sally

‘The Royal Family in modern times live very public lives. Core members seem to have been bred in captivity, like exotic fish in an open aquarium, some of whose waters are murkier than others, but almost all of which will sooner or later be publicly visible.’

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Transparency Project, 26th September 2021

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Prince Philip’s will to remain secret for 90 years, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2021 in constitutional law, news, privacy, royal family, wills by tracey

‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s will is to remain secret to protect the “dignity” of the Queen because of her constitutional role, the high court has ruled. Philip – the nation’s longest-serving consort – died aged 99 on 9 April, just two months before he would have turned 100.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2021

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Martin Bashir: Police take no action over Diana interview – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2021 in BBC, deceit, media, news, police, prosecutions, reports, royal family by tracey

‘Detectives will take no further action over Martin Bashir’s BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. The Metropolitan Police looked at an independent review of the methods used to obtain the 1995 interview, but had “not identified evidence of activity that constituted a criminal offence”.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

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Ofcom clears ITV over Piers Morgan’s Meghan comments on Good Morning Britain – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2021 in complaints, freedom of expression, media, news, royal family by sally

‘ITV has been cleared by media regulator Ofcom, which has rejected a record 58,000 complaints about Piers Morgan’s criticism of the Duchess of Sussex.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2021

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Revealed: Queen vetted 67 laws before Scottish parliament could pass them – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2021 in bills, news, royal family, royal prerogative, Scotland by sally

‘The Scottish government has given the Queen advanced access to at least 67 parliamentary bills deemed to affect her public powers, private property or personal interests under an arcane custom inherited from Westminster.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2021

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Copyright – Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd – NIPC Law

‘At a directions hearing before Lord Justice Warby on 5 May 2021, His Lordship granted summary judgment to the Duchess of Sussex in her claim for copyright infringement against the publisher of The Mail on Sunday and The Mail Online. He made a number of consequential orders and gave directions for the taking of an account of profits. His judgment in Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWHC 1245 (Ch) (12 May 2021) sets out the reasons for those orders and directions.’

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NIPC Law, 13th June 2021

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Meghan wins copyright claim against Mail on Sunday over letter – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2021 in copyright, media, news, royal family by sally

‘The Duchess of Sussex has won her copyright claim over a personal letter to her estranged father, which, the high court heard, she had drafted on her iPhone and worked on for many hours before transcribing by hand.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2021

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