Biggest Royal Family News: Week Of July 18

It's been yet another eventful week for the British monarchy, and if you're curious to know exactly what the royal family has been up to over the past seven days, you've come to the right place.

During the past week, royal experts revealed the bittersweet pact between the Queen and Prince Philip, the Duke of Sussex blindsided Buckingham Palace with the announcement of his forthcoming book, Sarah Ferguson revealed new details of her life today, the paycheck for Prince Harry's latest project was revealed, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a surprising addition to their website, and Lilibet Diana's place in the order of succession caused controversy. 

When it comes to the royal family, news travels fast, and it can be difficult to keep track of the many breaking stories. To ensure you don't miss out, here's your recap of the biggest royal family news of the week commencing July 18.

The surprising pop-up notification Meghan Markle and Prince Harry added onto their Archewell website

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Archewell Foundation aims to provide mental health support to people around the world. Fans of the couple hoping to discover more about the foundation can do so by visiting the organization's official website. Although, when visiting the Archewell Foundation site, you may encounter a surprising pop-up notification. 

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Why Prince William has reached out to comfort these famous soccer stars

Prince William is a known soccer fan. The Duke of Cambridge often shows his support for England's team and was there to cheer them on as they competed in the European Championship against Italy. And, in the wake of the team's recent loss, Prince William has reached out to several famous soccer stars for a very special reason. 

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Sarah Ferguson shares new details about her life today

Life in the public eye doesn't seem easy on any scale, and that's especially true for the Duchess of York, who married into one of the most famous families on the planet. However, years after stepping away from the royal sphere, Sarah Ferguson has shared details about her life today. 

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Royal expert reveals the bittersweet pact the queen made with Prince Philip

One of the most admired royal marriages in history came to a sad end this past spring with the death of Prince Philip. He and Queen Elizabeth had been married more than seven decades, producing four children and many grand- and great-grandchildren. And, providing comment on the pair's long-lasting relationship, a royal expert has revealed the bittersweet pact made between the queen and Prince Philip prior to his death. 

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Why Lilibet Diana's place in the order of succession is causing controversy

On June 6, 2021, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth of their baby daughter, Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. However, the newborn's placement in the order of succession in line to the throne is causing controversy among royal spectators.

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Did Prince harry blindside the palace with his new memoir?

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle opened up to Oprah Winfrey about their troubles with the royal family, it was clear nothing would ever be the same again. Now, the Duke of Sussex is setting the record straight once and for all as he prepares to tell his story for the very first time in a brand new book. But, was the royal family blindsided by Harry's latest project?

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Prince Harry's paycheck for his upcoming memoir may surprise you

Prince Harry sent shockwaves through the royal sphere once again this when he announced plans to release a tell-all book about his life as a royal in 2022. However, the Duke of Sussex's paycheck for the upcoming release is arguably more surprising than the memoir itself. 

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How one of Prince George's birthday traditions was inspired by Princess Diana

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's oldest child, Prince George, celebrated his eighth birthday on Thursday, July 22. According to the future king's godmother, George most likely took part in a birthday tradition started by his late grandmother, Princess Diana, and still lives on in the family to this day.

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Prince William shares some book news of his own

The announcement of Prince Harry's forthcoming tell-all book came as yet another bombshell to the British royal family. However, the Duke of Sussex isn't the only royal releasing a new book in 2020, and Prince William is reportedly in the early stages of penning his very own release.

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Here's how Kate Middleton is beating the paparazzi at their own game

Over the last eight years, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared many snapshots of their family life on Instagram. However, when it comes to paparazzi shots of Prince William and Kate Middleton's children, they are few and far between — and here's how the Duchess of Cambridge manages to beat the paparazzi at their own game. 

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