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South Africa's Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu died suddenly on Friday, April 30, weeks after her husband, the king, died of a diabetes-related illness.

Queen Mantfombi, 65, was one of King Goodwill Zwelithini's six wives. King Goodwill died on March 12, 2021 in the eastern city of Durban. He was 72.

The queen was elected the Regent of the Zulu Nation in line with the king's wishes.

His Majesty's will was read in the presence of more than 200 members of the Royal Family on March 24, 2021.

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King Zwelithini (pictured left) is survived by five wives and 28 children. He married his sixth wife, Queen Zola Mafu, after she turned 18 on July 26, 2014.

While Her Majesty Queen Mantfombi acted as the de facto Regent of Zulu nation, further decisions on the succession of the Zulu Monarchy were pending until the family's mourning period for the king had ended.

Traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu monarch Mangosuthu Buthelezi, 92, denied rumors that she was poisoned.

"This has taken us by surprise and left us utterly bereft," he said.

Queen Mantfombi was admitted to a hospital last week, exactly a month after she was elected regent, following her husband's death.

The Queen was the third senior Zulu royal to be buried in recent months following the death of Zwelithini's eldest son in November, and the king's death in March.

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Britain's newspapers featured Queen Elizabeth II sitting alone at the funeral for Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died on April 9 aged 99 just weeks after a month-long stay in hospital for treatment of a heart condition and an infection.

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Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on June 10, 1921, in Greece. He served in the British Royal Navy and fought in WWII. He married the then Princess Elizabeth on November 20, 1947. Prince Philip was married to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years.

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Royal family members look on as Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the funeral of her late husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England.

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Queen Elizabeth II sits alone and watches as pallbearers carry the coffin of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during his funeral inside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021.

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A tearful Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, attends the funeral for his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex follow Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's coffin during the Ceremonial Procession during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021 in Windsor, England

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives to attend the funeral ceremony of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021.

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Prince Philip's only daughter, Princess Anne, walks solemnly behind the green Land Rover Defender that carries her father the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin

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Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (center) made a rare appearance at the funeral for Britain's Prince Philip on April 17. Andrew walked alongside Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (2nd L), Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (R), Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2nd R) and Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, (R).

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Scouts watch Prince Philip's funeral projected on a wall in Jinja, Uganda on April 17, 2021. Around 100,000 Ugandans have taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award since its conception, and the Prince visited Uganda twice in 1954 and 2007 with the Queen.

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Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away at age 99.

The news was announced by Buckingham Palace on Twitter on Friday, April 9.

"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," the tweet read. "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

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Many in England are wondering if Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle will attend the prince's funeral.

Harry was "advised to fly home right now to day goodbye to his grandfather," a source told The Royal Observer.

Meghan will likely remain in California until their baby is born.

The couple bad-mouthed the Royal family in a recent tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.

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The news comes after Prince Philip spent 28 nights in a hospital, after being treated for a serious infection and undergoing heart surgery in March.

The Duke retired from royal duties in 2017. In January, Philip was involved in a car crash after he pulled out onto the main road near the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.

The royal was uninjured in the crash but two people in the other car were hospitalized.

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Born in Greece, Prince Philip joined the navy in 1939 and fought in World War II. During the war, he corresponded with the then-teenage Princess Elizabeth, and they announced their engagement in 1947.

After the couple's wedding in November of that year, he was named Duke of Edinburgh and left the military after his wife's accession to the throne in 1952. He officially became a British Prince in 1957.

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Prince Philip is survived by Queen Elizabeth II, and their children Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward, as well as eight grandchildren, including Harry and Prince William.

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Half of Britain don't want to watch Oprah Winfrey's interview with Henry Mountbatten-Windsor, formerly Prince Harry, and his American wife Meghan Markle.

More than half of all Brits polled by The Sun newspaper say they'd rather change the channel than watch Oprah's upcoming interview with the ungrateful pair.

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor agreed to a sit-down interview with the American talk show boss before they quit the Royal Family for good earlier this month.

Just 27 percent of Brits surveyed by The Sun said they would watch Oprah's sit-down with Harry and Meghan.

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Queen Elizabeth II (left) responded by stripping them of their remaining royal duties and redistributing the duties among family members who know their roles as humble servants to their British subjects.

Buckingham Palace released a statement Friday on behalf of The Queen, who said, "in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service."

The Queen previously ordered Meghan's name removed from her grandchild, Archie's birth certificate, as all grandchild heirs to the throne are in the sole custody of the Queen -- including Harry and Meghan's unborn child.

Harry's brother Prince William -- second to the throne -- is said to be "sad and shocked" by his brother's rude behavior to their grandmother, Her Royal Highness the Queen.

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According to The Times, sources close to Prince William (far left) claim he is "very upset" by Harry and Meghan's "insulting and disrespectful" reply to Queen Elizabeth II.

In a subtle jab, Harry and Meghan responded to the Queen: "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."

While service may be universal, no one talks back to the Queen.

"You don't answer the Queen back," said a royal source, "it's just not done."

Another source close to the family called the reply "petulant and insulting to the Queen," adding, "Don't disrespect your granny, Harry."

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Henry Mountbatten-Windsor, Duke of Sussex, and his American wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, have officially quit the royal family, leaving behind a life of service to their British subjects.

Meghan had a parting shot for England's Queen Elizabeth II who stripped them of their remaining service roles after they announced their second child will be born American.

The news comes just months after the mom-to-be opened up about her heartbreaking miscarriage in July 2020.

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Her Majesty the Queen said she was "saddened by their decision" to abandon their life of public service, and she wished "the Sussexes" a happy new life in America.

Meghan shot back at the Queen with a subtle dig: "We can all live a life of service. Service is universal," she wrote in a statement.

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As you know, Harry and Meghan abandoned their royal duties in 2019. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Meghan became engaged to Harry in 2017 and they wed in 2018. Their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was born the following year.

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On January 8, 2020, the couple announced their intentions to step away from public service. They moved to Canada and then to America to pursue celebrity stardom in movies and television -- roles which have eluded them since Americans don't much care for royals.

On Valentine's Day, Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, announced they are expecting their second baby born on American soil.

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In a rare statement this week, the Queen confirmed Harry and Meghan's eight military roles and patronages were revoked and redistributed to "working members of the royal family" who know their roles as humble public servants.

After living rent-free in Tyler Perry's West Coast mansion, the former royals purchased their own home in California.

The final insult to the Royal family will come when Harry applies for American citizenship.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will have to foot the bill for their own security while living in the U.S., President Donald Trump announced.

The former royal couple fled Canada for California after Canadian officials declined to cover the exorbitant costs of their 24-hour security.

Harry and Meghan officially stepped back as senior members of the royal family at the end of March. They reportedly abandoned their temporary home on Vancouver Island, Canada for a more permanent home in California.

Harry and Meghan had been living under the watchful eye of British security guards and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police while in Canada, part of the Commonwealth of Nations.

But in a Twitter post on Sunday, Trump made it clear they will receive no financial help from the feds to pick up the security tab, which is estimated to cost millions of dollars every year.

He wrote, "I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S., however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!"

The royals have yet to comment on Trump's announcement.

Harry and Meghan previously explained they stepped away from their royal duties to lead a more private life with their baby son, Archie. But friends say Meghan desperately wants to return to acting.

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Britain's Prince Charles has tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The Prince of Wales is pictured with his youngest son, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, 35.

Clarence House confirmed the news in a statement on Wednesday. The 71-year-old royal was said to be displaying "mild symptoms" but is otherwise in "good health".

"The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus," the statement read. "He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual."

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Charles' wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, was also tested but does not currently have the virus, the statement confirmed.

The couple is now "self-isolating at home in Scotland".

"The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing," the statement continued. "It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks."

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Prince Charles is the latest high profile name to test positive for Covid-19, following Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Kevin Durant and Harvey Weinstein. All have recovered or are in the process of recovering from the virus that causes mild flu-like symptoms in most healthy adults.

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The Queen of England reportedly ordered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to stop using "royal" in their "Sussex Royal" label after stepping down as senior members of Britain's Royal Family.

The couple recently moved to Canada where they launched new lives as celebrities to profit from their royal titles, but the Queen reportedly said not so fast.

According to London's Daily Mail newspaper, Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and other senior Palace officials have made it clear to Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, that they can no longer use royal in their branding, since they've stepped back from their royal duties.

But, according to WENN.com, a photo service and media outlet based in England, the Palace appeared to backtrack on Wednesday.

"As The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are stepping back as senior Members of the Royal family and will work towards financial independence, use of the word "Royal", in this context, needed to be reviewed. Discussions are still ongoing," a royal source said.

"As part of the process to transition The Duke and Duchess of Sussex into their new chapter - planning has been well underway around the launch of their new non profit organization. Details will be shared in due course."

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Princess Eugenie of York returned to Instagram for the first time since her dad Prince Andrew gave an explosive interview about his involvement with serial pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

The 29-year-old royal posted a photo commemorating two years since she announced her engagement to new husband Jack Brookshank. "On this day two years ago... Jack and I announced we were engaged," she captioned the image.
 

Eugenie wisely followed the advice of her grandmother Queen Elizabeth, 93, who favors waiting at least 5 years before making life-altering decisions, such as marriages or divorce.

Eugenie and Jack, 33, dated for 7 long years before they tied the knot in October 2018.
 

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Eugenie's father Prince Andrew, 59, gave an explosive interview to BBC about his ties to Epstein last November.

Andrew denied sleeping with underage girls during his frequent visits to Epstein's multi-million dollar Manhattan townhouse and trips on Epstein's infamous "Lolita Express."

The Queen was so disturbed by the whole sordid scandal that she ordered Andrew to step back from his royal duties and banished him from the Palace.

Andrew released a statement saying the scandal "has become a major disruption to my family's work and the valuable work going on in the many organizations and charities that I am proud to support."
 

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Both Eugenie and her older sister Princess Beatrice have maintained low profiles since her father shamed the Royal Family. Eugenie (left) and Beatrice are pictured with their dad, Andrew, at the wedding of their cousin, Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.

Eugenie and Beatrice's cousin, Prince Harry, married an American divorcee, Meghan Markle, after just two years of dating.

After 19 months of marriage, Meghan convinced Harry to quit his royal duties and move with her to Canada to lead self-centered celebrity lifestyles.

Harry defied his grandmother's advice by rushing into a quickie marriage with Meghan in May 2018.

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A grinning Prince Harry arrived in Canada, leaving his royal life behind after completing his royal duties in London, England.

According to published reports, Harry purchased a ticket on a British Airways Boeing 747 for the 10-hour flight from London, arriving in Victoria, British Columbia late Monday night.

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The 35-year-old prince then took a West Jet turboprop plane for the short 15-minute hop to Vancouver Island. He was accompanied by three royal protection officers on his flight.

Harry's wife, formerly Her Royal Highness Meghan Markle, was not at the airport to meet Harry. She was spotted at the same airport days earlier to meet a friend flying in from mainland Vancouver.

A 3-car convoy ferried Harry and his entourage for the 10-minute drive to a gated mega-mansion where Meghan is staying with their 8-month-old son Archie Harrison.

The $14 million waterfront mansion is owned by a Russian oligarch with links to the Ukrainian government.

Friends say Harry cautioned Meghan not to get too happy in the luxury mansion as they are downsizing to more reasonable accommodations.

Sources say the 38-year-old mum of one hired a team of agents and publicists to book future TV and film roles for her. Gossip mongers say Meghan thought being in service to the Queen was beneath her.

Meghan was seen taking a leisurely stroll with her two rescue dogs in the woods near the Vancouver mansion as two royal protection officers walked a few steps behind her.

She struggled to carry baby son Archie in a baby carrier while controlling her dogs on leashes. Concerned moms on social media criticized Meghan for carrying her son so precariously with one strap of the carrier slipping off her shoulder.

Harry is expected to return to London for more official engagements, but Meghan will not be by her husband's side.