Richard Palmer

Richard Palmer

I'm the royal correspondent of the Daily Express in London. Views expressed are my own and not necessarily those of my employers, naturally

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The Duchess of Cornwall packing lunches, including chocolate brownies she had brought from Clarence House, that are delivered to African and Caribbean pensioners from the Pepper Pot Centre in Notting Hill, West London.

A page of royal coverage among the treats in today’s Daily Express. #buyapaper 

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Stories on the Cambridges; Harry and Meghan (who have praised some of the vilest trolls on Twitter) criticise online hate; a distinguished royal biographer talks about Harry’s predicament; and Prince Charles faces an uncomfortable time as Dominic West is set to play him.

William does the pointing for the foundation stone for the new Oak Cancer Centre at the Royal Marsden.

@houseoflemon  They have done it for the Earthshot Prize because they acknowledge he is better known around the world by that name. I hadn’t noticed they were doing it for other things too though.

We also, of course, devote space to the Ghislaine Maxwell papers published yesterday. More than a year after vowing to help police in the UK or US, @TheDukeOfYork  remains silent.

@jebrittan2  @TheDukeOfYorkThis  time last year I was upsetting Buckingham Palace by asking veterans if they thought it was appropriate for him to be taking the salute at their parade on Horse Guards straight after the Cenotaph ceremony. We have been reporting on this scandal for many years.


The Queen gives formal consent to the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

At 93 the Queen is still insistent that she is up to a staple part of the job. Rejecting an offer of help, she says: “No, no, I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Islamabad Model College for Girls on their first full day of engagements in Pakistan. #royalvisitpakistan 

Wow, what unfortunate timing that once again, just as a senior member of the Royal Family was heralding an important initiative, the Sussex Royal Instagram account kicked into life with some PR pictures at the very same moment.