Not his first rodeo? Prince Harry turns cowboy – and more on this week’s unmissable royal chat show

Not his first rodeo? Prince Harry turns cowboy despite Meghan’s love of animals – and more on this week’s unmissable episode of our Palace Confidential royal chat show

  • Despite his wife’s principled stance on animal rights, Prince Harry was this week photographed mingling at a Texas rodeo
  • The Daily Mail’s Diary Editor Richard Eden speculates that it could be part of Harry’s multimillion-pound media commitments
  • Meanwhile, his father has again been hearing the stories of refugees and raising awareness of their plight
  • For The Daily Mail’s columnist Sarah Vine, his words have been a useful moral guide in this humanitarian crisis

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Despite his wife’s principled stance on animal rights, Prince Harry was this week photographed mingling at a Texas rodeo, not a sport known for its creature care. The Daily Mail’s Diary Editor Richard Eden speculates that it could be part of Harry’s multimillion-pound media commitments.

‘I smell a rat, it must for some TV show – Harry meets America, or something cringemaking like that,’ he says. ‘But what’s upsetting is that we haven’t seen Harry on a horse or anything. His excuse was that his equipment had been lost on the flight or something.’

Meanwhile, his father has again been hearing the stories of refugees and raising awareness of their plight. It’s a cause that might in the past have led to accusations that he was getting involved in politics.

But for The Daily Mail’s columnist Sarah Vine, his words have been a useful moral guide in this humanitarian crisis.

Royal watchers have discussed Prince Harry’s attendance at a Texas rodeo (pictured) earlier this week, despite his wife Meghan’s stance on animal rights

The Daily Mail¿s Diary Editor Richard Eden speculates that Harry's trip to the rodeo (pictured) could be part of his multimillion-pound media commitment

The Daily Mail’s Diary Editor Richard Eden speculates that Harry’s trip to the rodeo (pictured) could be part of his multimillion-pound media commitment

‘This is where someone like him can be really useful in nudging the Government in the right direction to get things right, because they haven’t been covering themselves in glory,’ she tells the program.

‘I think he’s right, and it will make a difference and it’s actually an important difference to make I think.’

The Prince of Wales has been less forthcoming on any help or loans he may have given his brother Andrew to help him pay a settlement or legal fees after his civil claim, which could be up to £12million.

It’s been the subject of much media attention, but Andrew’s representatives, Buckingham Palace and Clarence House are all refusing to comment on it, a fact that puzzles The Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English.

‘That’s led to the rise of some quite erroneous reporting or conjecture that public money might be used for this,’ she says.

Meanwhile, his father Prince Charles (pictured) has again been hearing the stories of refugees and raising awareness of their plight

Meanwhile, his father Prince Charles (pictured) has again been hearing the stories of refugees and raising awareness of their plight

‘It’s very clear, the sovereign grant is ringfenced, the money the Queen gets to do her job as head of state will never go to Andrew.

‘But of course, they do have private fortunes, and people will say that their private money really is our money at the end of the day… Unfortunately, I’m not sure that we’re ever going to get to the bottom of this issue.’

Plus, we take a look at Life Through A Royal Lens, an extraordinary new exhibition of photographs of the Royal Family dating from the invention of the medium to the modern day.

The show’s curator Claudia Acott Williams talks us through the highlights, from well-known images to some that even royal fans won’t have seen before.

The Daily Mail¿s Royal Editor Rebecca English admits that she isn't sure we will ever get to the bottom of how Prince Andrew (pictured) will pay a settlement or legal fees after his civil claim

The Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English admits that she isn’t sure we will ever get to the bottom of how Prince Andrew (pictured) will pay a settlement or legal fees after his civil claim

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