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Research by health experts Stress Free Health Testing analysed global Google search data to establish which royal receives the highest number of searches for various terms related to physical attractiveness. 

The Duchess of Sussex was revealed as the most glamorous member of the Royal Family with 50,000 monthly searches for various terms.

More findings from Stress Free Health Testing found the term ‘Meghan Markle hot’ has a total of 30,000 monthly searches, nearly three times more than searches for ‘Kate Middleton hot’.

The Duchess of Cambridge was named the second most glamorous royal, with 18,870 combined monthly searches.

The late Princess Diana of Wales is the third most attractive royal, with a total of 5,100 combined monthly searches.

The study also revealed that Prince Harry is the most searched male royal, ranking fourth overall.

Commenting on the findings, a spokesperson for Stress Free Health Testing said: “Even before Meghan joined the Royal Family, she was already viewed by the public as incredibly glamorous thanks to her run on hit TV show, Suits, which catapulted her to fame.

“However, this data really emphasises Meghan’s enduring power to capture the world’s attention through her beauty.”

It comes after the Sussex royals released their annual Christmas card, featuring the first glimpse of Lilibet Diana Windsor.

The card sees Meghan hold the six-month-old while Harry and Archie smile.

Additional reporting from Dylan Donnelly and Katie Harris.


Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s favourite book revealed by William

The Duke of Cambridge revealed that The Gruffalo was popular with George and Charlotte when talking to author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.

He said; “It’s a big hit in our household, The Gruffalo.”

First published in 1999 the book tells the story of a mouse who befriends a Gruffalo.

Although the Gruffalo is a bizarre creature who looks terrifying underneath, he is very tender.

Prince William has fond memories of Christmas walks along Prince Philip

As part of the Time To Walk series produced by Apple Fitness+, the Duke of Cambridge was asked to take a stroll around the Sandringham Estate and share some memories along the way.

The future king particularly remembered the walk from the royal estate to the St Mary Magdalene Church, where they would attend a Christmas service.

The Duke said: “Walking along here, you’ve got big pine trees that are quite synonymous with this part of Norfolk.

“And I love the smell of pine in the winter.

“It’s very soothing.”

Kate Middleton’s husband also mentioned struggling to keep up with his grandfather, the late Prince Philip, when walking to the church.

William said: “I have strong memories of walking down here, and my grandfather, he used to walk so fast that there’d be huge gaps and spaces between all of us walking down, and there’d be us at the back with little legs trying to keep up.”

Study declares Meghan Markle the ‘most intelligent royal’ based on degrees

New research conducted by Oxford Royale, has revealed Meghan Markle is officially the most intelligent member of the Royal Family.

The Duchess of Sussex, attended Northwestern University in Illinois, back in 1999 and studied there until 2003.

She studied a double major in Theatre and International Relations.

Northwestern University places 30 on a list of 1350+ institutions in the QS World University Rankings.

It is 61 places ahead of the second-best institution attended by a couple of royals in the survey: the University of St Andrew’s.

Kate and Prince William placed second and third on the list of most intelligent royals.

Kate and William ‘really got closer together’ following feud with Harry

Christina Garibaldi, co-host of the Royally Us podcast revealed in a recent episode that Kate Middleton and Prince William’s relationship got stronger in the recent months.

The public feud between Harry and William that the younger brother confirmed during an interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast in March 2021.

Ms Garibaldi said: “I know that they’re also reporting this whole situation did bring William and Kate even closer together though so they kind of leaned on each other.

“Usually, in dark times, that tends to happen.

“They really got close together.”

Lord Mountbatten’s great-grandson moans about royal connection holding back career

Freddy Knatchbull has bemoaned his links to the royal Lord Mountbatten.

The 18-year-old is the son of Curzon Cinemas CEO Philip Knatchbull, 60, grandson of 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and his second wife, Wendy.  

He said: “It would be naive of me not to accept that my family background will give me an initial advantage in the modelling world.

“But it cuts both ways. People might judge me without getting to know me first. 

“A sort of judging a book by its cover situation. [Ultimately] I hope to develop my own identity through my hard work and dedication.”

Kate’s performance playing the piano praised by fans

As part of Royal Carols: Together At Christmas broadcasted on ITV tonight, the Duchess of Cambridge performed on stage with Tom Walker.

The singer said she “smashed the performance” but fans shared their feelings online too.

Georgie Farr commented: “Catherine’s piano skills are absolutely brilliant. She is so fantastic. Well done.”

Breezus said: “Accompaning a singer is different skill from playing an instrument on its own and the Duchess did both excellently! Beautiful job from Tom as well!”

Kate ‘did not reach out to Meghan’ after Lilibet Diana’s birth ‘Knows how difficult it is’

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge refrained from contacting Meghan Markle after the birth of Lilibet Diana due to children’s schedule but a congratulatory present was sent over, a royal expert claimed.

Royal expert Neil Sean denied speculation Kate reached out to the Sussex royal, which Meghan reportedly rebuffed.

He said that Kate never “reached out” to the Duchess of Sussex as she understood that having three kids is “fraught” and expected things would be equally difficult for Meghan with two children. 

Instead, a present with a card congratulating Meghan and Harry for the birth of their daughter was sent over as a symbol of “politeness” and “courteousness”.

Meghan Markle echoes Diana with first family picture with Lilibet ‘Disturbingly similar’

Meghan Markle echoed Princess Diana in the first family picture that has been released by the Sussexes, with people claiming the women are “disturbingly similar.”

According to body language expert Jesús Enrique Rosas, who also goes by The Body Language Guy on social media, Meghan bears a striking resemblance to the late Princess Diana in the recent photo.

He said: “Meghan is in the centre of the composition, but it’s Lilibet and Archie that really stand out.

“What is strange about Meghan’s choice of clothing is that this picture was taken in the summer, or at least that was what Omid Scobie said on his Twitter account.

“Why did Meghan have a sweater? Mystery.”

Prince Charles and Camilla abuse forced couple to alter Christmas message plan

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall once faced a torrent of abuse, forcing the couple to alter their Christmas message plan, unearthed reports show.

Their 2020 festive greeting to royal fans read: “Wishing you all a happy Christmas and here’s to a better New Year!”

They shared their festive message on their joint Twitter account with an accompanying picture of the couple taken at their Birkhall residence in Scotland.

Before Charles and Camilla released their seasonal greeting, on November 24, the couple disabled replies to posts from their account – apart from for users they follow or mention.

It came after the pair appeared to be hit by an uptick in abusive online comments from mid-November.

Reports from the time reveal how many of the hate comments directed towards the couple coincided with the fourth series of ‘The Crown’.

‘She nailed it!’ Kate praised for stunning piano display in Westminster Abbey

The Duchess of Cambridge “absolutely nailed” playing the piano at a community carol service at Westminster Abbey, pop star Tom Walker said.

British singer-songwriter Walker, known for his hit Leave A Light On, said he was approached by the duchess to perform at the carol service after meeting at a charity event – and they ended up jamming together and performing his previously unheard Christmas song, For Those Who Can’t Be Here.

Walker said: “I didn’t even know she played piano.

“It was very secret, very secret – even the studio didn’t know what was going on. We were sitting on opposite sides of the room for Covid, rehearsing.

“So we got together, we rehearsed the song like nine times and by the end of it she’d absolutely nailed it, and then she went away for a couple of days and practised it, and then we finally got to do the recording of it.”

‘Music so important to me’ Kate opens up on pandemic struggle for royal carol concert

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has opened up about the pandemic struggle during her carol concert that aired tonight on ITV, claiming that “music is so important to me”.

Kate claimed that “music is so important to me,” when talking about the struggles that have been faced this year, adding that it is also important for everyone. 

The Duchess of Cambridge has said the pandemic has taught us all how much “we need each other” and how acts of kindness have brought “comfort and relief” during what have been very distressing times.

Kate pre-recorded the message of thanks to introduce her community carol concert which is being broadcast by ITV tonight.

Ellie Goulding ‘went red’ as she addressed Prince Harry dating claims: ‘Naughty people!’

Ellie Goulding was left red-faced after being asked whether she was dating Prince Harry in a throwback interview.

The pop singer was also reported to have dated Prince Harry at one stage, although this was never confirmed publicly by either Ms Goulding or the Duke of Sussex.

In an interview with Australian show ‘The Project’ in 2016, Ms Goulding was probed on the rumours.

The presenter asked: “You’re not having a baby, though? Just to be clear.”

Ms Goulding responded: “I’m not having a baby anytime soon.”

The presenter continued: “Not having a baby with Prince Harry either, yeah?”

Ms Goulding replied: “Please don’t make me go red. I’m bright red.

“Why did I have a feeling that was going to come up? Naughty people!”

Prince Harry rejected Christmas tradition with Meghan Markle: ‘I find this stuff weird’

Prince Harry rejected a Christmas tradition with Meghan Markle, saying “I find this stuff weird”, an unearthed account claims.

Meghan and Harry were once offered mistletoe by Ollie Wilkinson, a staff member at the Pines and Needles shop in Battersea Park, according to BBC News.

He said: “I said ‘would you like this mistletoe’ and she [Meghan] said ‘yes that would be great’.

“He then squeezed one of the berries on it and was like ‘I find this stuff weird’ and then she was like ‘oh, I really like it’.

“Then he walked off with the tree on his shoulder, holding her hand, and she was holding in her other hand a bunch of mistletoe.”

Princess Charlene to be reunited with family as Albert and children set to visit her

Princess Charlene of Monaco is to be reunited with her beloved family over the coming days.

Charlene will be able to see her husband Prince Albert and twin children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella again after weeks of absence from Monaco. 

The Monegasque Palace said in a statement the princess is continuing her convalescence at a treatment facility, where she has been recovering from profound exhaustion since November.

The statement read: “H.S.H. Princess Charlene will be visited by H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Their Children during the Christmas holidays.

“Once her health is strong enough, the Princess looks forward to spending time with the Monegasques.”

Prince Harry and Archie’s Christmas card sparks ‘toddler jeans’ craze

Archie Harrrison’s appearance on the Sussex royals Christmas card has sparked a surge in Google searches for ‘toddler jeans’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s card with Archie and Lilibet saw the two-year-old wearing a pair of light-blue jeans.

According to childcare experts Little Ones London, data showed searches for ‘toddler jeans’ skyrocketed to over four times the average volume in one day gather the Sussex’s card was published.

Online searches for ‘toddler jeans’ exploded 316 percent around the world on December 24.

Inside Anmer Hall: Kate Middleton and Prince William will celebrate Christmas ‘in vogue’

Kate Middleton and Prince William will be spending Christmas 2021 in Norfolk in their Anmer Hall residence, royal commentators have confirmed.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not be joining the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla in Windsor Castle for Christmas 2021. 

Instead, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be celebrating at their Norfolk residence Anmer Hall, where the couple spent the majority of lockdown in 2020. 

The Cambridges’ will be joined by some members of the Middleton family, royal sources have confirmed.

Meghan pips Kate to new title after Sussex breakaway from Firm

MEGHAN MARKLE has been crowned the most glamorous royal, beating out Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Research by health experts Stress Free Health Testing analysed global Google search data to establish which Royal receives the highest number of searches for various terms related to physical attractiveness.

The Duchess of Sussex was revealed as the most attractive member of the royal family with 50,000 monthly searches for various terms related to physical attractiveness. 

Queen ‘in her element’ with great-grandchildren

The Queen is “in her element” when she has her great-grandchildren sitting on her lap, a royal expert has claimed.

The 95-year-old monarch has 12 great-grandchildren and royal commentator Kerene Barefield said Her Majesty treasures spending time with them.

Ms Barefield told Us Weekly: “The Queen is in her element when she’s got her great-grandchildren sitting on her lap and having that family time.

“I’m sure it’s something that we’ll never ever get to witness — that kind of really relaxed family time, which is what everyone else has at Christmas.”

Queen’s speech to be ‘heavily focussed’ on others

The Queen may give a nod to her late husband during her Christmas speech, but she will “heavily focus” her thoughts on those on the frontlines, according to a royal commentator.

Royal commentator Russell Myers believes Her Majesty will show her priority are her country and duty and will dedicate her thoughts to people who have put aside their private lives over the past 20 months to fight the virus.

After saying the sovereign has “much to reflect on” at the end of a difficult year for the Royal Family, Mr Myers wrote in the Mirror: “And yet, despite her nod to her late beloved husband in her Christmas speech, the monarch’s thoughts will be heavily focussed on the thousands who have put their lives on hold – and quite literally on the line – to keep us safe throughout this awful pandemic.”

Queen to show ‘forgiving’ side

The Queen may enjoy the company of the full York clan, including Sarah Ferguson, over the Christmas festivities, a royal expert has claimed.

This Christmas may mark an important moment for the Duchess of York as she is believed to be set to join the Queen tomorrow.

The Daily Express royal correspondent, Richard Palmer, wrote on Twitter: “My understanding is that the York branch of the family is expected to be among those with or visiting the Queen tomorrow.

“But what I hadn’t quite appreciated was that might include Fergie. Prince Andrew’s ex-wife was never part of the royal celebrations while Philip was alive.

“Fergie used to stay in a cottage on the Sandringham estate and see Andrew and her daughters separately or just go somewhere else for Christmas. But the Queen has always been more forgiving than Philip was.”

Queen to be joined by 20 royals on Christmas Day

The Queen will be joined by 20 members of the Royal Family for Christmas Day, according to reports.

The monarch, 95, is staying at Windsor Castle for Christmas, rather than travelling to Sandringham.

It is Her Majesty’s first festive period without her beloved husband Prince Philip.

However, the Sun reports that the Queen will be joined by 20 royals at her Berkshire residence as members of her family rally around her.

Kate to perform unseen special talent tonight

Kate is set to showcase a special talent during her Westminster Abbey carol concert, which airs this evening.

The Duchess of Cambridge will be taking to the piano to play a piece during the concert, Together at Christmas, which will be broadcast at 7.30pm on ITV.

In a teaser clip shared on social media, the royal is shown walking up to the piano and taking a seat.

Royal watchers shared their excitement about the Duchess’s hidden talent on Twitter.

Queen pays touching tribute to Philip with brooch

The Queen will wear a special brooch during her Christmas Day speech as she reflects on the difficult year behind her.

In a touching tribute to her late husband, Prince Philip, Her Majesty wore a stunning piece of sapphire chrysanthemum jewellery.

However, eagle-eyed fans noted the brooch was also worn on the couple’s honeymoon in 1947 and at their 60th wedding anniversary.

Meghan and Harry reunion with Kate and William ‘not happening soon’

A reunion between Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate and Prince William is not “happening any time soon”, a royal expert has claimed.

Royal author Penny Junor said: “I cannot see it happening any time soon – I think Meghan and Harry have done a lot of damage and been incredibly hurtful to too many members of the family.

“They’ve had a swipe at everybody, including the Queen, by suggesting that Charles had been a bad parent, but it wasn’t his fault because he hadn’t been parented well. You know, that’s pretty damn rude.

“And then we’ve got Harry’s book coming out, we’ve got that to look forward to. I just can’t see at the moment much chance of a reconciliation.”

Camilla enrols A-list actors in Christmas book club

Camilla will be entertaining her book club with a celebrity reading relay of a Dickens classic on Instagram.

For Christmas, the Duchess of Cornwall has launched a unique project based around Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Starting on Christmas Day, Camilla, Prince Charles and a cast of six well-known British actors and actresses will read the book on Instagram until January 5.

The reading guests include Sir Derek Jacobi, Paterson Joseph, Simon Callow, Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan and Bridgette Amofah.

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