This is The Royal Rota – our weekly podcast about the royal family, with ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship and Producer Lizzie Robinson back in the studio.
In this episode, Chris and Lizzie discuss the Queen’s scaled back birthday celebrations and how the royal family have returned to the first face-to-face engagements since lockdown started.
Prince Charles and Camilla were spotted with French president Emmanuel Macron during his visit to London and at a hospital in Gloucester thanking NHS staff for their work during the pandemic.
The Cambridge’s also ventured outside to support local businesses, Kate joined staff at a garden centre and Prince William picked up cake for his 38th birthday this weekend.
Senior Racing Post writer Lee Mottershead also joins in the conversation to talk about the Queen’s love of racing and how she celebrated her first Royal Ascot win in years.
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Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.
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