“You go back a couple of generations and it was literally like waxworks coming out, it was very stiff and there wasn’t much hands-on parenting at all.”
One historian says Meghan is “incredibly powerful” and that the Royal Family should take notice of her influence, if they don’t already.
Yahoo UK's royal correspondent Danielle Stacey speaks to Princess Diana's astrologer Debbie Frank about the royal family and their star signs. Debbie was introduced to the late princess in 1989 and had regular contact with her until her death in 1997. She speaks to Yahoo UK's video series 'The Royal Box,' about what Diana would have thought of her daughters-in-law Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Host Kate Thornton also speaks to royal commentator Omid Scobie, historian Anna Whitelock and PR expert Nick Ede. They discuss Meghan and Harry's plans to keep details around the birth of Baby Sussex private and how the Cambridges will celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Anna Whitelock on Harry and Meghan: “I think the line that they’re walking and going to have to walk very carefully is between royalty and celebrity.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will make sure their child grows up emotionally literate, an expert says. Parenting coach Sue Atkins believes the couple's work around mental health will help when it comes to raising their baby. "A child that feels heard feels understood," she tells Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box.' "Talking about how you're feeling, if you're angry, if you're frustrated and acknowledging that they happen." As well as spearheading the Heads Together campaign with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Harry has also spoken candidly about his own mental health and how he struggled to come to terms with the death of his mother Princess Diana. The prince was 12 when Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris. He revealed to Telegraph journalist Bryony Gordon on her podcast Mad World in 2017, that he had sought counselling when he was in his late twenties, in order to address his grief. The Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter and PR expert Nick Ede also discuss Meghan and Harry's preparations for the arrival of Baby Sussex, the challenges of being royal parents in the public eye and how the child's future will be different to that of the Cambridge children. Watch the full episode 19 of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
Yahoo UK's Head of Finance Lianna Brinded speaks to royal finance expert David McClure about how the Queen gets her money and how she spends it. Host Kate Thornton also speaks to the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter, PR expert Nick Ede and economics journalist Daisy McAndrew. They discuss whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will opt for the royal baby photocall, how transparent the royals should be about their finances and whether they could take a leaf out of the Swedish Royal Family's book, when it comes to their historic properties.
The Royal Family are steeped in tradition and while they're much more modern now, there are still some aspects of protocol when it comes to formal events. Etiquette expert Jo Bryant talks about what happens at a typical state banquet and how the tables would be set out, down to minute precision. She also explains how to do the perfect curtsy when meeting a member of the Royal Family and talks about whether Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle would have been given etiquette lessons when marrying into the firm. Host Kate Thornton is also joined by PR expert Nick Ede and royal journalist Victoria Murphy. Watch the full episode 18 of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .