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Love Island Charlie's royal links 'exposed' after Windsor claim on ITV show
Love Island bombshell Charlie Radnedge has just landed in the TV villa, but it seems the posh hunk has some royal connections - at least if narrator iain Stirling is a source to go by.The muscly real estate developer, 28, shook up the show on Wednesday night (June 22) when he stepped into the villa as the first boy bombshell in a while.He was treated to a shock date with all of the island ladies at the same time, whilst the boys were forced to watch on nervously from the terrace.READ MORE: Love Island's Gemma's family hit back after claims she is faking Luca attractionHowever, it seems narrator Iain Stirling wasted no time in mocking the well-spoken lad for being "Posh".Want all the last villa gossip straight to your inbox? Sign up for our daily Love Island newsletter HERE.On Thursday night (June 23), he claimed the property hunk spent time in royal estates such as Balmoral and Windsor - where invites don't come easily.However, it may or may not be a cheeky joke, and Love Island fans will be well aware of Iain's witty quips.Iain said: "New boy Charlie says just because he went to private school and talks posh, people reckon he's upper-class, but Charlie's actually spent time in some of the country's toughest estates. Balmoral, Sandringham, and even a bank holiday weekend in Windsor."Do you have a story about one of this year's Love Island stars? Contact us at staronlineshowbiz@reachplc.comWhat is for certain is that he already has friends in posh places, given he's pals with Made In Chelsea star Miles Nazaire.Miles showed his support for Charlie on Instagram as news of his villa entry was revealed.He wrote: "The secret is out, Charlie is on Love Island.
Queen takes 4-day mini-break to Scotland to rest up before Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Queen has taken a four-day mini-break to Scotland in order to rest up before the Platinum Jubilee celebrations next week. Her Majesty has holed up at Craigowan Lodge on her Balmoral estate in order to ensure she is fully fit for what is expected to be a busy week ahead.The Monarch is very keen on spending more time at her Scottish home – described as her "favourite home" – which is why she installed a £20,000 wheelchair lift and a security ring of steel around the lodge, in order to make her time there easier.A new security gate, a state-of-the-art intercom system and a string of CCTV cameras are also due to be installed at Craigowan Lodge.The “wheelchair-friendly” Lifton Trio lift is the largest in its range.The 96-year-old often travels to Balmoral at this time of year and usually stays for around a week.A source close to the Queen said she wants to take more short breaks to Balmoral and Sandringham when possible.They said: "It dawned on her last year that she can take these mini-breaks and she thoroughly enjoys them."To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.Her trip on this occasion is understood to be a means of pacing herself ahead of the Jubilee weekend, following a hectic schedule in recent weeks.Harper's Bazaar royal-editor-at-large Omid Scobie tweeted: "A royal source confirms that the Queen travelled to Balmoral yesterday for a short break.
Queen takes surprise helicopter trip ahead of birthday to be 'closer to Philip'
The Queen has been spotted out and about ahead of her 96th birthday tomorrow which she intends to spend close to her beloved departed husband Prince Phillip.The Monarch was pictured leaving Windsor Castle today (April 20) before travelling by helicopter to Sandringham where she will spend her birthday tomorrow.It is thought the Queen will welcome in her 96th year at the Duke of Edinburgh's cottage, Wood Farm located on her Norfolk estate.A royal source said the monarch is making the move so she can be "as close as possible to her late husband".She has previously said that Prince Philip "loved" the property because the "sea was so close".Speaking to the Mirror, the source said: "The Queen decided very recently that on her birthday she wanted to be as close as possible to her late husband and in an environment that was very close to both of their hearts."Sandringham holds so many special memories for the Queen and Prince Philip as well as the rest of the Royal Family."It’s certainly a positive step that Her Majesty is feeling well enough and rested to enjoy her upcoming mini-break which she thoroughly deserves to celebrate her birthday."The Duke of Edinburgh died aged 99 on April 9 last year, less than two weeks before the Queen's 95th birthday, following a 12-month spell in lockdown together at Windsor Castle.Tomorrow the sovereign will likely be remembering the poignant gesture her husband always carried out for her special day.Biographer Ingrid Seward claimed that although the couple tried to keep special occasions low-key, the Duke of Edinburgh had a special tradition for the Queen’s birthday.Just before the Queen’s 94th, Ms Seward told Sky News: “Prince Philip always brings her a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and I
Royal fans swoon over picture of bearded Prince William who 'looks like two kings'
Royal fans have let their imaginations run wild after seeing a rare photograph of Prince William with a striking beard.The 14-year-old image, which recently resurfaced on social media, shows an unusually hirsute Duke of Cambridge smiling to the camera.Online followers of the The Firm have been at pains to point out just how similar William looks to two of his historic ancestors.Prince William debuted his beard in 2008 when he walked with his family to the Christmas morning church service in Sandringham.Though the reason for his face fuzz was never confirmed, some believe he grew it in an attempt to disguise his identity during an Special Boat Service mission before he entered the RAF.Commentators also observed that he was following in his father's footsteps, as Prince Charles had also sported a beard while on Naval exercises in Alaska in 1975.The pictures admiration and disdain for the facial hair, many users took the opportunity to explain just how much Prince William looked like several of his royal ancestors.Many on Twitter saw a striking resemblance to his great-great grandfather, King George V.One wrote: "WOW King George V Related for sure", comparing him to a photograph of the King in his full Naval uniform.Another agreed: "The resemblance is uncanny", while someone else quipped: "George V vibes in a good way, of course".Others suggested, however, that there was another former monarch that Prince William looked more like — a young King Edward VII, back when he was The Prince of Wales in the 1860s/1870s.One commented: "Somewhat reminiscent of his great-great- great grandfather, Edward VII".Another eagle-eyed royal history enthusiast said he looked like Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, writing: "More Edward VII