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Jacinda Ardern receives heartwarming tribute: “We are so very proud”

<p>Clark Gayford, the partner of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has shared a heartwarming post in light of the new gun control measures announced by his other half.</p> <p>In the wake of the Christchurch shooting, Ms Ardern was swift to announce reforms on Thursday, including the immediate ban of military-style semi-automatic guns and rifles.</p> <p>Her partner Clark shared an adorable photo of the couple’s daughter tightly clutching her father’s finger.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">For her 9 month birthday today we received the gift of crawling. <br />While her mum got her the gift of having a safer country to grow up in. <a href="https://t.co/FiCSTn0PM8">pic.twitter.com/FiCSTn0PM8</a></p> — Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) <a href="https://twitter.com/NZClarke/status/1108632466800009216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 21, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“For her 9-month birthday today we received the gift of crawling,” he wrote for the caption.</p> <p>“While her mum got her the gift of having a safer country to grow up in.”</p> <p>The stay-at-home dad has received a mass amount of praise from followers, commending the way the Prime Minister handled herself in the wake of the terrorist attack.</p> <p>The sharp and cutting message has garnered over 7,000 likes and a flurry of retweets.</p> <p>The rare image of the couple’s daughter, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, which was paired with an emotional and inspiring tribute to his politician partner – has received countless support.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7825099/jacinda-ardern-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d98415c1eed241dc93428d9d4e065e8e" /></p> <p>“Please thank Neve for giving you the strength to give Jacinda the strength to give us all the strength to get through this together,” wrote one Twitter user.</p> <p>“We are so very proud of your mama little Neve,” wrote another.</p> <p>“I hope she is looking after herself too in all of this.”</p> <p>42-year-old Gayford formerly told<em> </em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/parenting/celebrity-families/clarke-gayford-tribute-neve-jacinda-adern-54764" target="_blank"><em>Australian Women’s Weekly</em></a> why he put his own career, a documentary show, <em>Fish of the Day</em> on hold to look after baby Neve while his partner lead New Zealand.</p> <p>“We weighed it up and we decided that her job was possibly slightly more important,” he’d joked.</p> <p>“It was always on the cards to work out that way. I've always been completely supportive of Jacinda and I believe in what she's trying to achieve for New Zealand.</p> <p>“So, it was easy for me to make that call. There are plenty of males out there that do that.”</p>

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“Australians will be feeling this too”: Jacinda Ardern’s message to Australia

<p>New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shared a message to Australians in the wake of the terror attacks in Christchurch.</p> <p>She was asked during a press conference if she had a message for Australia. The 38-year-old responded saying that the attack won’t impact the relationship between Australia and New Zealand.</p> <p>“We’re incredibly aware that Australians will be feeling that too,” she said.</p> <p>“We have acknowledged that this person was not a New Zealand citizen. They did not grow up with this ideology here. They did come to us and bring this terrorist act with them.</p> <p>“But we do not see that as a reflection of our relationship with Australia or its people. And so, I do draw that distinction. I think New Zealanders draw that distinction.”</p> <p>Ardern also reflected on the “fantastic” support from Australian agencies and mentioned that she has been in contact with her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison since the attack.</p> <p>One of the most touching moments from the conference was Ardern speaking about how some of the victims in the attack were Syrian refugees.</p> <p>“I cannot tell you how gutting it is to know that a family came here for safety and refuge and they should have been safe here,” she said.</p> <p>A two-minute silence is being held this Friday in memory of those who lost their lives in the attack. A memorial service is also planned.</p> <p> </p>

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Mick Schumacher: "Being compared to my father was never a problem for me"

<p>Mick Schumacher says he has no problem being compared to his father, Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher.</p> <p>Speaking ahead of his first Formula 2 season, Mick – who is turning 20 tomorrow – said the comparisons with the seven-time Formula 1 world champion are an "honour" rather than a burden.</p> <p>"Being compared to my father was never a problem for me," Mick said in a new video interview released by the Prema team.</p> <p>"Being compared to the best driver in F1 history is the goal you want to achieve and to have that as my idol and my father is something very special."</p> <p>Mick added, "I feel honoured to be compared to him because I just learn and try to improve."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/SchumacherMick?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SchumacherMick</a> speaks about his upcoming debut in the 2019 <a href="https://twitter.com/FIA_F2?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FIA_F2</a> Championship, his goals for the season, staying with <a href="https://twitter.com/PREMA_Team?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PREMA_Team</a> and joining <a href="https://twitter.com/insideFDA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@insideFDA</a> <br /><br />🎬: <a href="https://twitter.com/autofocusbg?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@autofocusbg</a> <a href="https://t.co/PAVX8WttEn">https://t.co/PAVX8WttEn</a></p> — PREMA (@PREMA_Team) <a href="https://twitter.com/PREMA_Team/status/1108398847968071686?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 20, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Very little has been heard about Michael since his 2013 skiing incident, but Mick has continued to rise into prominence with his own racing career. The young German is driving for the Prema team this year after winning his first major title at the European Formula 3 series in 2018.</p> <p>Mick, who joined the Ferrari Driver Academy in January, also talked about moving from F3 to F2 racing. "The step itself isn't that huge from F3 … it's more understanding the tyre at 100 percent," he said. "That will be the most difficult part … It’s a good challenge."</p> <p>Mick will begin his first Formula 2 campaign in Bahrain next week.</p>

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Prince Charles is ecstatic to be a “doting grandad” to Baby Sussex

<p>Prince Charles and the Duchess of Sussex are reportedly as thick as thieves.</p> <p>This clears the way for Prince Charles to play the doting grandfather, instead of the distance he has shown previously.</p> <p>Five years ago, when Prince George was born, things were very different. Prince Charles was feeling excluded from Duchess Kate and Prince William’s first child, as the Duchess’ parents were more on hand.</p> <p>As the 70-year-old had a more austere upbringing and was always away on royal business, he wasn’t the most present grandfather as he had little free time.</p> <p>However, things have improved with the arrival of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.</p> <p>Speaking to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8649056/meghan-markle-prince-harry-baby-charles-grandson/" target="_blank"><em>The Sun</em></a>, a friend of Prince Charles has said: “At the time Prince George was born, Charles was less easy in the role of a grandfather.</p> <p>“But now he welcomes each new arrival with a wider grin and even more open arms. He loves the happy chaos of it all.”</p> <p>It helps that Duchess Meghan was extremely interested in the history of the family, which is something that Prince Charles was more than eager to share with her.</p> <p>The friend went on to say, “He was captivated by Meghan when he first met her. He thought she was extremely intelligent, hardworking and impressive. They have a genuinely warm relationship.</p> <p>“When she first moved to London Meghan was very interested in the history of the family. Art was the medium through which they talked about it. They have a lot in common. He has a natural affection for her.”</p> <p>Prince Harry is delighted by the love between his father and his wife, especially when Prince Charles stepped up and offered to walk Duchess Meghan down the aisle after her father pulled out.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see Prince Charles’ cutest moments as a grandfather.</p> <p>Are you excited for the birth of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s baby? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Roger Federer’s gracious words of kindness after shock upset

<p>It just wasn’t in the cards for Federer to win the Indian Wells final as Austrian youngster Dominic Thiem dominated the match.</p> <p>Federer offered a clinical display early in the match, as he took the first set with ease.</p> <p>Snagging an immediate break point opportunity before serving out on the first set, 6-3, the Swiss GOAT proved why he was number one.</p> <p>Things continued to get better for Federer whilst looking worse for Thiem, as the Austrian found himself 40-0 at one point.</p> <p>However, the 25-year-old wasn’t going to take that lying down, and he fought back with vigour.</p> <p>The match saw him claim a double break to go up 4-1. Federer wasn’t happy and took out his annoyance on the ball kids as Thiem continued to dominate.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Irritable Federer is the worst Federer. Complaining about the ball kids is...not a good sign. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BNPPO19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BNPPO19</a></p> — Allen McDuffee (@AllenMcDuffee) <a href="https://twitter.com/AllenMcDuffee/status/1107435679821320192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">18 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Thiem closed out the second set on 6-3, and with momentum on his side, he continued to do well in the third set.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">This 👏 Rally 👏 Is 👏 Everything 👏<br /><br />Don't miss the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BNPPO19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BNPPO19</a> final live NOW on <a href="https://twitter.com/TennisTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TennisTV</a> ✨ <a href="https://t.co/1rKLOJmeBP">pic.twitter.com/1rKLOJmeBP</a></p> — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) <a href="https://twitter.com/ATP_Tour/status/1107430895743614976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">17 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The third set was thrilling, as the pair found themselves in endless rallies to take the decider to 3-3. Thiem defended two consecutive Federer smashes with volleys at the net until Federer caught on and shanked a backhand return.</p> <p>Thiem maintained the rage that Federer was feeling and capitalised on tiring out his opponent. Thiem ended up snagging the crucial break at 6-5 and served out the match with ease as he claimed his first Masters 1000 title.</p> <p>Thiem couldn’t contain his joy after the match, although maintained he was nervous to play against Federer.</p> <p>“I was a little nervous to serve it out,” Thiem explained.</p> <p>“It's been a pleasure to play against one of the greatest of all time.”</p> <p>The ever-courteous Federer thanked the fans for watching as well as praising Thiem on his outstanding week.</p> <p>“Thank you very much. It’s been a great week for me even though it didn’t work out today,” he said. “What a great week Dominic has had, congratulations. Wonderful playing at the very end there, you deserve it.”</p> <p>Were you watching the match? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Duchess Meghan channels Jackie O with vintage look

<p>The Duchess of Sussex has donned a vintage look reminiscent of Jackie O’s style for her visit to a royal family event.</p> <p>The 37-year-old was spotted wearing a vintage Christian Dior coat in chocolate brown silk and a bespoke navy velvet Stephen Jones beret to attend the christening of Zara Tindall’s 10-month-old daughter Lena Elizabeth Tindall on Saturday.</p> <p>The Duchess also carried a £1,695 (NZ$ 3,280) Victoria Beckham “Vanity Box” leather tote.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvIF_0PlghJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvIF_0PlghJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 👑 (@daily.meghan)</a> on Mar 17, 2019 at 3:38pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The look bears resemblance to the one Jackie Kennedy was in when she joined her husband John F Kennedy for his 1960 presidential victory speech. At the time, Mrs Kennedy was also expecting, with her first son on the way.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Meghan channels Jackie O in a vintage Dior coat from for Lena Tindall's christening <a href="https://t.co/CtCOFRDbbf">https://t.co/CtCOFRDbbf</a> <a href="https://t.co/QT5SmXYtvL">pic.twitter.com/QT5SmXYtvL</a></p> — Kristen Neville (@ScornedWomanX) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScornedWomanX/status/1107612885486694401?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 18, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Prince Harry, who came with Duchess Meghan to the event, was reportedly named godfather to Lena in the ceremony, only weeks before he is expected to become a father himself. Apart from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Queen and Princess Anne were also present at the event in Gloucestershire.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see Jackie O’s best fashion looks.</p>

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“A disgrace”: Calls for Fraser Anning to be expelled following “Egg Boy” response

<p><span class="CmCaReT" style="display: none;">�</span></p> <p>In what has been a jam packed week for Fraser Anning, it only continues to build as he faces increasing pressure from all sides.</p> <p>His abrasive comments in the wake of the Christchurch shooting has not just been condemned by Australia’s very own Prime Minister, Scott Morrison and New Zealand’s Jacinda Arden – it has caused fury online as well as internationally.</p> <p>The senator is now facing an unprecedented tide of public backlash that has seen over one million signatures on an online petition to see him kicked out of parliament.</p> <p>The online petition has become the largest in Australian history, far eclipsing the Sydney Opera House horse racing advertising backlash last year. The creator of the appeal has only one demand – to remove Anning from his position in parliament.</p> <p>“Senator Fraser Anning’s views have no place in the government of our democratic and multicultural country,” the petition reads.</p> <p>“Within the bounds of Australian law, we request that he be pushed to resign from his position as Senator, and if appropriate, be investigated by law enforcement agencies for supporting right wing terrorism.”</p> <p>It points to the Queensland politicians’ divisive comments made just moments after the horrific attack which killed 50 Muslim people. His statements lashed against the Christchurch terrorist mass shooting victims on Friday.  </p> <p>“Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?” Anning tweeted shortly after 50 innocent Muslims were shot dead in their place of worship.</p> <p>“The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place,” he said in a later statement.</p> <p>Since then, the extreme far-right politician has seen the public in all its fury, even being ambushed by a 17-year-old Australian boy, Will Connolly – who cracked a raw egg over his head on Saturday.</p> <p>Anning, who was answering media questions at Melbourne airport responded by promptly slapping the teenage boy twice over the head.</p> <p>Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the senator should be charged.</p> <p>“The full force of the law should be applied to Senator Anning.” he told reporters.</p> <p>Victorian police have since released a statement, explaining Anning “retaliated and struck the teen twice” before Mr Connolly was dragged to the ground by supporters</p> <p>“The incident is being actively investigated by Victoria Police in its entirety,” the statement read.</p> <p>Greens leader Richard Di Natale told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/greens-want-senator-fraser-anning-expelled/news-story/7268a950f52a3068d2924e5192616ac2" target="_blank">The Australian</a> </em>the party is looking to expel him from federal parliament.</p> <p>“We are exploring all options, including amending section 8 of the Privileges Act to allow members of parliament to be expelled by their fellow MPs.</p> <p>“While politicians should be held responsible for their actions by the voters, in extraordinary circumstances like these where there is a pattern of behaviour that is so far outside acceptable norms, we must be willing to take extraordinary action to protect the community.”</p> <p>New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has also publicly condemned Anning.</p> <p>When asked by a journalist what she thought of the comments the politician made, she replied: “They’re a disgrace.”</p> <p>A GoFundMe page set up to raise AUD$2000 to pay for Mr Connolly’s “legal fees” and “more eggs” has exceeded over AUD$25,000 on Sunday.</p> <p>The site says most of the money will go to the victims of Christchurch mass shooting.</p> <p>After being released from police custody due to slamming a raw egg onto the head of Anning, the teen urged viewers to not follow in his lead.</p> <p>“Don’t egg politicians. You get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time,” he said in a video. “I learnt the hard way.”</p>

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Fit for a Queen! Take a look inside the homes of the royal family

<p>Majority of people think that the British Royal family all live together in Buckingham Palace, but there’s a variety of properties that the Windsor family like to call home.</p> <p>Australian Woman’s Weekly Royal Editor Juliet Rieden told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://homes.nine.com.au/" target="_blank">Nine Honey Homes</a><span> </span></em>about the houses that the Royal family live in.</p> <p>“It’s all about the history. The houses are very grand,” Rieden explained.</p> <p>Rieden also talked about some of the renovations that are being done to the Frogmore House – the new home of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.</p> <p>With renovations costing between $AUD 2.5 and $AUD3.8 million, there’s been extensive work done to restore the Frogmore House.</p> <p>However, this money comes from the Queen’s sovereign grant. Any other changes that want to be made will be coming out of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s own pockets.</p> <p>Frogmore House is where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their wedding reception.</p> <p>“There’s going to be a nursery, of course. There’s a yoga studio being built for Meghan,” said Rieden.</p> <p>Prince William and Duchess Kate, however, still have the premium location at Kensington Palace.</p> <p>“Apartment 1A is the premier location. There are 20 main rooms over four storeys. The family have got a pretty nice place to live in London,” explained Rieden.</p> <p>The family are surrounded by other royals, including the newly married Princess Eugenie, who has moved into a cottage at the Palace.</p> <p>However, Prince Charles and Camilla come out on top. They live in Clarence House, which was the property that the Queen lived in with Prince Philip before moving into Buckingham Palace.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to take a look inside the royal residences.</p> <p>Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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What Kate and Meghan's body language says about their supposed "feud"

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>They’ve been dabbed the ‘royal fab four’ but reports at the end of last year alleged there was a strain in the relationship between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.</p> <p>Although the royal foursome has not attended events often together since then, royal fans have a kept a keen eye on the family, who all appeared together last week to mark the 50-year anniversary of the investiture of Prince Charles becoming the Prince of Wales.</p> <p>More recently, they all came together again for the Commonwealth Day celebrations in London on Monday.</p> <p>The only factors royal fans are able to speculate on from the outside is Duchess Kate’s and Duchess Meghan’s body language. The question arises: What does the fab four’s body language tell us about the supposed feud?</p> <p>Kirsty Milligan, a body language expert, told Yahoo Lifestyle that if there is a "feud", the royal family are good at hiding it from the public and keeping it purely behind closed doors.</p> <p>“The ‘Fab Four’ are definitely well versed in how to maintain a professional/regal presence in public,” she said.</p> <p>“If there is a rift, they’re very practiced in not allowing that to show.</p> <p>“We can usually see this in facial expressions and guarded or protective body movements that show discomfort.”</p> <p>Through analysing the behaviour of the Dukes and Duchesses at Buckingham Palace last week, Milligan added: “What we can see of their facial expressions is very composed. This could certainly be masking many other feelings and emotions.</p> <p>“We do see a very polished and practiced public appearance, but it’s what we don’t see that might be more telling.”</p> <p>Elly Johnson, another body language professional, believed the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex had other thoughts on her mind that are actually quite far away from the alleged "rift".</p> <p>Speaking on the public appearance last week, Johnson said: “I believe Meghan is more focussed on figuring out exactly what she should do and when they should walk in, she is feeling a bit awkward, not having attended an event exactly like this before.”</p> <p>She also explained the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are both aware of an order that should be “respected” in the royal family and are “conscious not to lead the way into the room".</p> <p>Do you believe the reports that there is a rift between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex? Let us know in the comments below.</p> </div> </div> <div class="details"><span>Scroll through the gallery above to see Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan's body language.</span></div> </div> </div> </div> <div></div>

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Duchess Kate shares rare update on Prince Louis

<p>The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed Prince Louis's new milestone during a public engagement at a child centre on Tuesday.</p> <p>In her visit to the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre in London, Duchess Kate shared that her 10-month-old son is keeping her on her toes.</p> <p>"Louis just wants to pull himself up all the time," the Duchess reportedly told fellow parents. "He has got these little walkers and is bombing around in them."</p> <p><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2019031270785/kate-middleton-baby-prince-louis-walking/" target="_blank">Hello!</a> </em>reported that the 37-year-old royal was chatting to a mother named Kriti, who was there with her nine-month-old son Kameron.</p> <p>"She took one look at Kameron and said, 'Oh he wants to go walkies'," said Kriti.</p> <p>"Apparently her son is cruising [pulling oneself up and using furniture to move about] and she said she was running after him all the time."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu6W1wXl4mD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu6W1wXl4mD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre to see how the Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) are using the Parent and Infant Relationship Service (PAIRS) to support parents, carers and their children. At the Centre The Duchess joined parents and their children for ‘Together Time’, which provides space for parents to enjoy being with their babies or toddlers and includes singing, use of child led play and interaction. The session is designed to support parents’ ability to understand their child’s cues, feel more confident in their parenting and strengthen their relationship with their child.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Mar 12, 2019 at 7:35am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The Duchess also chatted with Finesse, mother of 23-month-old twins Kamina and Kashay, and asked about her experience raising twins. </p> <p>"I told her ‘double the trouble’ and she laughed," Finesse said.</p> <p>"She was just lovely, really down to earth. I never thought she would come down and sit with us, but she did.</p> <p>"She just wanted to chat about what it was like to be a mum. She said that we all had our ups and downs as parents, regardless of who we are."</p> <p>Duchess Kate visited the children's centre to learn more about the services provided to parents, carers and children through the Lambeth Early Action Partnership program. She also took part in the 'Together Time' session where parents share and learn parenting tips from each other as well as childcare professionals, as well as the 'Circle of Security' session where mothers discuss their struggles.</p> <p>Prince Louis, born in April last year, is Duchess Kate's youngest child. He is the fifth in line to the throne behind grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.</p>

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Julia Gillard praises "passionate" Duchess Meghan

<p>Julia Gillard has praised the Duchess of Sussex for her passion in gender equality as she joined the British royal on an International Women’s Day panel.</p> <p>On Friday, the former Australian prime minister participated in a panel at King’s College London to discuss women’s rights, feminism and gender equality.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">The Duchess of Sussex joins today's unique <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InternationalWomensDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#InternationalWomensDay</a> panel, convened by <a href="https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@QueensComTrust</a>, to discuss the obstacles that women face and the global opportunities that could be unlocked if girls and women are treated fairly and equally alongside men. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IWD2019?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IWD2019</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IWDxQCT?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IWDxQCT</a> <a href="https://t.co/qyWsUj3aSH">pic.twitter.com/qyWsUj3aSH</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1104009306834378754?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">8 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Ahead of the event, Gillard told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2019030870623/julia-gillard-backlash-australia-female-pm-exclusive/" target="_blank"><em>Hello!</em></a> that she was excited to hear from Duchess Meghan.</p> <p>"It will be great to hear her thoughts on how we move to that more gender-equal world," said Gillard.</p> <p>"I know that she is someone who is very passionate about the cause of equality, as is Prince Harry, and he demonstrated that in his speech today and certainly revved up the crowd."</p> <p>This was not the first time that Gillard worked with a member of the British royal family. </p> <p>"I also chaired the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Australia which the Queen plays such a special leadership role in," said the 57-year-old.</p> <p>"I had some exposure to the royal family then but it is tremendous to see the way the young royal family is raising issues that need to be discussed and really inspiring young people – and I have witnessed that with my own eyes today."</p> <p>Gillard also revealed the struggles she faced as Australia’s first female PM. "In my early days in politics even, I wouldn't say that it was that different for me because I was a woman. But once I got to the ultimate leadership position as prime minister, the first woman to serve, it clearly was a very gendered environment."</p> <p>In 2012, Gillard's speech against sexism from her political opponent Tony Abbott was reported around the world.</p> <p>"Currently, if we look at the parliaments of the world, only 23 per cent of parliamentarians are women and you can name the number of women leaders with your fingers," said Gillard.</p> <p>"There is a lot of change that is necessary if we are going to be in a world where it is as routine to see a woman being a president and prime minister as it to see a man serving in those roles."</p> <p>During the panel discussion – which was convened by the Queen's Commonwealth Trust and also joined by singer Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah and British journalist Anne McElvoy – the Duchess talked about her hopes for her future baby.</p> <p>The 37-year-old is expected to give birth in late April.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Buv_SQllehv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Buv_SQllehv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">The Duchess of Sussex has become Vice-President of The @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron, and The Duke of Sussex is President. On International Women’s Day The Duchess joined a special panel discussion of female thought-leaders and activists to discuss a range of issues affecting women today, convened by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019 #QCT #QCTxIWD</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Mar 8, 2019 at 5:57am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">"Its not just about girls going to school and becoming smart girls, its knowing that those smart girls become influential women, and that ends up changing the world for the better" - The Duchess of Sussex, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IWD2019?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IWD2019</a> <br /><br />Watch the full panel disccusion here: <a href="https://t.co/7LRphVaVP5">https://t.co/7LRphVaVP5</a> <a href="https://t.co/mysF322yfN">pic.twitter.com/mysF322yfN</a></p> — Queen's CW Trust (@queenscomtrust) <a href="https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust/status/1104469844051853313?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">9 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>"I'd seen this documentary on Netflix about feminism and one of the things they said during pregnancy was, 'I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism'," the Duchess said. "I love that. So boy or girl or whatever it is, we hope that that's the case with our little bump."</p>

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Joining forces: Why Julia Gillard will be spending the day with Duchess Meghan

<p>Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be joining the Duchess of Sussex at a panel for International Women’s Day, held by King’s College London, this coming Friday.</p> <p>The panel, which is described as a “special panel of female thought-leaders and activists,” will shed light on the issues surrounding women today.</p> <p>Kensington Palace issued a statement confirming that the 37-year-old Duchess will indeed be joining the panel and will be discussing the significance of International Women’s Day.</p> <p>The Duchess is expected to talk about the importance of equal opportunity in the workplace and also how the day allows women greater access to education.</p> <p>“In front of an audience of students, opinion formers and young leaders, Her Royal Highness will join the panel to discuss the importance of International Women’s Day,” read the statement from The Palace.</p> <p>Music icon and activist Annie Lennox and model and activist Adwoa Aboah will also be joining the panel.</p> <p>Gillard, who is the chairwoman of King’s College London, took to Twitter over the weekend to share her excitement on sharing a stage with Meghan.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Excited to join HRH The Duchess of Sussex <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KensingtonRoyal</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/AnnieLennox?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AnnieLennox</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/annemcelvoy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@annemcelvoy</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/AdwoaAboah_?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AdwoaAboah_</a>, Chrisann Jarrett of <a href="https://twitter.com/LetUs_Learn?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LetUs_Learn</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AngieMurimirwa?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AngieMurimirwa</a> of <a href="https://twitter.com/Camfed?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@camfed</a> this <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InternationalWomensDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#InternationalWomensDay</a></p> — Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuliaGillard/status/1101484080514752514?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">1 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“Excited to join HRH [Her Royal Highness] The Duchess of Sussex,” wrote the former PM.</p> <p>The royal mother-to-be has a long history with International Women’s Day and is known to celebrate the occasion each year. Last year, she joined a group of young women in Birmingham and took part in an initiative that helped boost recognition of science, technology, engineering and math-based education.</p> <p>In 2015, she gave a speech at the UN Women’s conference in New York where she touched on the importance of gender equality.</p> <p>To stay up-to-date with the 2019 panel, follow the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust on social media. </p>

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Roger Federer ends speculation with massive call

<p>Roger Federer has reportedly confirmed that he will be playing at the 2020 Dubai Open, ending speculations that 2019 will be his last year on tour.</p> <p>After winning his 100th ATP title at the Dubai Open last weekend, Federer reportedly told a tournament official that he will be returning next year.</p> <p>The tournament sponsor seemed to confirm the news during the official presentation.</p> <p>“We congratulate Roger Federer on his fantastic achievement in winning 100 titles, and winning here in Dubai for the eighth time, more than any other player,” said Colm McLoughlin, executive vice chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free.</p> <p>“It is remarkable that his first title here came as long ago as 2003, and we look forward to welcoming both Federer and our ladies champion Belinda Bencic again in 2020.”</p> <p>With the Sunday win over Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, Federer took his career tally to 100 ATP titles, making him the second man in the Open Era to do so after American legend Jimmy Connors.</p> <p><img style="width: 448px; height: 300px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7824326/fed100.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/73d4fdbe7bb945a7971fc4c9d0e55027" /></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Welcome to the “ Triple Digit” tournament victory club <a href="https://twitter.com/rogerfederer?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rogerfederer</a> — I’ve been a bit lonely- glad to have the company !!!</p> — Jimmy Connors (@JimmyConnors) <a href="https://twitter.com/JimmyConnors/status/1101902808414973952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">2 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Rumours of Federer’s retirement have started since February, when the 37-year-old expressed his interest in returning to a clay court after a three-year hiatus. Many speculated that Federer aimed to take the French Open title in June before hanging up his racquet.</p> <p>However, Federer denied this before his opening round at the Dubai Championships.</p> <p>“This doesn’t mean this is my last clay-court season, whatever, or I had to play one more time before I retired. That was not the thinking,” the 20-time Grand Slam champion told reporters.</p> <p>“That’s not the reason why I’m putting the clay back on. It was purely based on I would just like to play. We can always readjust the schedule accordingly depending how I play the clay. The calendar is always flexible.”</p>

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Roger Federer shocks fans with furious foul-mouthed outburst

<p>Roger Federer is now a step closer to his 100th career title, after facing a challenging match on Friday against Marton Fucsovics at the Dubai Championships.</p> <p>The seven-time champion beat the Hungarian athlete 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 in less than ideal conditions which included intense winds and brief rain delays – forcing the normally calm Federer to lose his cool.</p> <p>His frustration was evident as the 20-time grand slam winner swore so loudly at one point that the umpire hit him with a code violation. </p> <p>“It was tricky. A couple of rain delays, especially one at five-all, coming back with sort of no preparation, you just have to serve,” said the Swiss player.</p> <p>“We made the most of it. The tiebreaker was tough. I’m happy I found a way to get out of that one. That was an exciting match, to say the least.”</p> <p>The 37-year-old is now set to face either Croatian player Borna Coric or Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia in the last four.</p> <p>“You look at the score at home and it looks like an easy straight sets,” he said.</p> <p>“But it’s so close, you can never underestimate anyone. I’m very happy with my level. It was tough with the wind, but it’s a challenge and that’s why I’m here.”</p> <p>Federer had to secure two set points in an hour-long opener, as he was faced with tough conditions from the get-go. He ended up finishing with nine winners compared to an enormous 21 unforced errors.</p> <p>He then found his momentum taking a 5-4 lead. </p> <p>Are you rooting for Federer to take home the Dubai cup? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Duchess Kate stuns in shimmering $3000 gown

<p>After a day of playing sport and other activities, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for a reception in Belfast during their surprise trip to Northern Ireland. Duchess Kate sparkled in a simply mesmerising mint green gown by Missoni with a V-neckline and sheer puff sleeves.</p> <p>The royal added to the look with a nude clutch and simple heels in a relaxed hair style.</p> <p>Shining in the AUD$2,962 dress for a reception at Belfast’s iconic Empire Music Hall on Wednesday night, it was the third outfit change of the day for the Duchess. The event aimed to celebrate young people making a difference in Northern Ireland.</p> <p>In a speech by Prince William, he praised Dame Mary Peters' work for the “common good” and said people could learn from her example.</p> <p>“Catherine and I are grateful to be amongst so many inspirational young leaders this evening. Over the course of the day, we've had the great privilege of meeting some of you personally and seeing first-hand the work that you are doing,” he said.</p> <p>“From using sport to encourage people to talk openly about mental health to delivering services to children and young people who are at risk of entering care or custody – the work you do transcends community divisions and is helping deliver a brighter future for everybody in Northern Ireland.</p> <p>“And as we celebrate those who are leading that change for the next generation, it is also fitting that we recognise somebody else in the room this evening – who helped inspire so many of you in the first place.</p> <p>“Mary Peters is not only one of the United Kingdom's sporting legends, she's also inspired generation after generation to come together in times of trouble and work for the common good – a lesson I hope many of us can learn from.”</p> <p>After the heartwarming speech, both the duke and duchess got behind the bar and tried their hand at pulling a pint.</p> <p>Earlier that day the royal Duchess kicked a ball around with her husband in a sportier look with a Navy Barnour jacket and trainers. The jam-packed day also saw the royal couple compete in a heated Canadian canoe race, and play their hand at archery. They both also practiced putting up a tent.</p> <p>This unexpected trip will not last long however, as the couple are due to leave today.</p> <p>This event is just days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, went to Morocco for three days before the birth of their first child.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see Duchess Kate’s gorgeous shimmering $3000 gown and her sporty look from earlier that day. </p>

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Why the Queen is “amazed” by Duchess Meghan

<p>The Duchess of Sussex has been praised for her impeccable work ethic by none other than the boss herself – Queen Elizabeth II.</p> <p>Travelling between New York for her <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/you-ll-never-believe-the-extreme-cost-of-duchess-meghan-s-new-york-baby-shower">extravagant baby shower</a> to an official royal trip to <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/beauty-style/royal-blue-beauty-duchess-meghan-stuns-in-6000-show-stopping-dress-in-morocco">Morocco this week</a>, the mother-to-be has been keeping herself busy despite being so far along in her pregnancy.</p> <p>And her hard work hasn’t gone by unnoticed, as it’s said that the Queen is planning to gift Meghan with a “rare present” to thank her for her efforts.</p> <p>Speaking to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vanityfair.com/" target="_blank">Vanity Fair</a></em>, a palace aide revealed: “The Queen is amazed by the Duchess’s energy and stamina given that she is heavily pregnant.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BuPmhZHFY84/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BuPmhZHFY84/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal)</a> on Feb 23, 2019 at 4:05pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“For the Queen and her generation, you generally hid your bump and put your feet up in this stage of pregnancy, but Meghan hasn’t stopped.”</p> <p>The Palace insider also said that it’s a rare occasion for the Queen to commend a royal member for their work, but the Duchess will be receiving a handwritten thank you note to show her gratitude.</p> <p>The insider said: “There may well be a letter waiting for the Duke and Duchess when they return. She respects hard work and loyalty above everything.”</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7824180/megan1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ca6506da8cd54898bab04bc74c0f7564" /></p> <p>And the Queen isn’t the only one who was impressed with the royal, as according to insiders, courtiers in Morocco also commented on the Duchess’s “serious stamina” and said, “her work is ethic is pretty impressive, she really doesn’t stop”.</p> <p>While Meghan’s due date has not been officially announced, the couple said that they were expecting to welcome their first-born in the British spring 2019, and it's expected the baby will arrive in late April.</p>

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Rafael Nadal completely blindsided after Kyrgios loss: "He lacks respect"

<p>Tennis champion Rafael Nadal has delivered a harsh reality check to Nick Kyrgios, saying he “lacks respect” after the Australian 23-year-old beat the world number two at the Mexico Open.</p> <p>Putting on his best performance in two years, Kyrgios saved three match points to register a 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (8/6) win.</p> <p>But controversy seems to follow the young Aussie athlete wherever he goes, and this time was no exception, as what was considered a monumental moment in his career was soon drowned out by Nadal’s comments in the media conference that took place after the match.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BucKxQsgz9j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BucKxQsgz9j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Somos Tênis (@somostenisbr)</a> on Feb 28, 2019 at 1:13pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“He’s a player who has enormous talent, could be winning grand slams or fighting for the number one ranking,” Nadal said in Spanish.</p> <p>“He lacks respect for the crowd, his opponent and towards himself.”</p> <p>He then continued saying: “I don’t think he’s a bad guy, but he lacks a little respect for the public and the rival.”</p> <p>The Spaniard’s frustration came after several flashpoints which occurred during the match.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Just. Wow. 👀<a href="https://twitter.com/NickKyrgios?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NickKyrgios</a> produces a moment of magic in Acapulco 🔥<a href="https://twitter.com/AbiertoTelcel?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AbiertoTelcel</a> <a href="https://t.co/oOnIa5Y1mg">pic.twitter.com/oOnIa5Y1mg</a></p> — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) <a href="https://twitter.com/TennisTV/status/1100956334655242240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">28 February 2019</a></blockquote> <p>During the first set, Kyrgios seemed to not be taking the game seriously, and even toyed with the idea of pulling out of the match.</p> <p>“I feel sick … if I forfeit, the media will blow it up … I’ll be booed off the court,” said Kyrgios during the set.</p> <p>“I’m going to try to play a couple of more games.”</p> <p>The Aussie star then received a warning after he told the crowd to “shut up” and was caught swearing.</p> <p>Nadal seemed to be growing increasingly frustrated at his opponent, as Kyrgios lodged a complaint to the umpire, saying the 32-year-old was taking too long in between points when Kyrgios was serving.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BubonmbgbLK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BubonmbgbLK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Tennis News (@thetennisreport)</a> on Feb 28, 2019 at 8:14am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>But despite the bitter feud, Kyrgios put on a show and saved nine break points throughout the match, including a comeback from 0-40 in the final two sets.</p> <p>This was considered Kyrgios’ best win since the Cincinnati Masters in 2017, when he beat Nadal for the first time in a quarter-final.</p> <p>Do you agree with Nadal’s comments? 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"Is it mine?": Prince Harry's hilarious reaction to Duchess Meghan's pregnancy

<p>It’s clear that Prince Harry is falling into his role as a new father, with a cheeky joke raising eyebrows whilst the pair are on their royal tour.</p> <p>The couple are in Morocco to “highlight the vital roles that girls’ education and youth empowerment are playing in shaping modern Morocco”, according to the Kensington Royal Instagram.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BuPlRTKFQU9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading&amp;utm_campaign=embed_locale_test" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BuPlRTKFQU9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading&amp;utm_campaign=embed_locale_test" target="_blank">The Duke and Duchess have arrived in Morocco. 🇲🇦🇬🇧 Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed by a Guard of Honour to meet Crown Prince Moulay Hassan at a Royal Residence in Rabat. The Duke and Duchess’ visit will highlight the vital roles that girl’s education and youth empowerment are playing in shaping Modern Morocco. #RoyalVisitMorocco.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading&amp;utm_campaign=embed_locale_test" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Feb 23, 2019 at 3:55pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>BBC News cameras caught the moment below, where Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are visiting an education charity in Morocco.</p> <p>In the clip, a woman looks over at Meghan and congratulates her on her pregnancy.</p> <p><iframe width="400" height="500" frameborder="0" src="https://www.bbc.com/news/av/embed/p071vp05/47352602" class="" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1"></iframe></p> <p>Prince Harry replies “What, you’re pregnant!?”</p> <p>Meghan responds with a grin, saying “Surprise!”</p> <p>Not to be outdone, Prince Harry asks, “Is it mine?”</p> <p>All jokes aside, the new royal baby is due to be born soon, with Duchess Meghan herself confirming to fans that she’s due to give birth in late April.</p> <p>Kensington Palace also confirmed in October that the pair were expecting their first child in the UK Spring of 2019.</p>

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Who was Princess Margaret’s “toy boy” Roddy Llewellyn?

<p>Princess Margaret’s antics before her death in 2002 at 71 have made up some of the juiciest royal drama in the past.</p> <p>When the Queen’s younger sister was seen kissing on a beach, it was just the first in a series of marriage scandals that would plague the Royal Family for decades.</p> <p>Although the Queen did not love the relationship between Margaret's toy boy Roddy Llewellyn, who was 17 years her junior, she soon accepted it.</p> <p>The affair between Princess Margaret and Roddy was first made aware to the public in February 1976 when the pair were spotted in swimsuits on the Caribbean island of Mustique.</p> <p>The Princess was 45 and married to Lord Snowdon, when she was seen with the then 26-year-old landscape gardener.</p> <p>They were already almost three years into what would be an eight-year affair.</p> <p>It was only weeks after the photographs made tabloids that the Queen’s younger sister and Snowdon announced their separation, divorcing in 1978.</p> <p>After their romantic holiday that pulled in a flood of coverage, the media hounded Roddy until he issued a statement.</p> <p>"I much regret any embarrassment caused to Her Majesty the Queen and the royal family, for whom I wish to express the greatest respect, admiration and loyalty," it read.</p> <p>"Could we please be permitted by the media, who have besieged us, to carry on with our work and private lives without further interference."</p> <p>However, the two were not left alone.</p> <p>"When it emerged, that Margaret was having the relationship with Roddy Llewellyn, we were absolutely in the age of tabloid gossip and celebrity news and this was the perfect story to feed that machine," Chris Granlund, executive producer of the documentary <em>Margaret: A Rebel Princess,</em> said. </p> <p>The producer explained Princess Margaret’s story fit perfectly in the narrative of the 1970s.</p> <p>"Feminism was growing but still there was a double standard that for an older woman being with a younger man at that time was a huge thing, and much more than it would be today. And so that was a part of it, so he was constantly referred to as her 'Toy Boy'.</p> <p>“Politicians called him that when they were attacking the royal family in parliament. So [their relationship] was used as a weapon against the royal family."</p> <p>Through the course of the relationship between Margaret and Roddy, the young gardener released a self-titled album <em>Roddy</em>, in 1978. However, the press’ interest remained tightly on his personal life.</p> <p>Christopher Warwick, Princess Margaret’s authorised biographer, explained: “The Queen didn't approve of Roddy or of the relationship, and she thought that in all of this Roddy business, her sister was behaving badly.”</p> <p>In the documentary <em>Elizabeth: Our Queen</em>, Lady Anne Glenconner explained a conversation the British Monarch and she shared at Princess Margaret’s funeral.</p> <p>“After Princess Margaret’s funeral, the Queen, she said, ‘I’d just like to say, Anne, it was rather difficult at moments, but I thank you so much [for] introducing Princess Margaret to Roddy ’cause he made her really happy,’” <a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/02/the-queen-reportedly-approved-princess-margaret-affair-with-roddy-llewellyn">Glenconner said.</a></p> <p>After the couple’s highly publicised relationship came to an end in July of 1981, Roddy went on to marry Tatiana Soskin. Together they have three daughters – Alexandra, Natasha and Rosie.</p> <p>In 2002, he opened up about his and Princess Margaret’s relationship in an <a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1384450/I-followed-my-heart-says-Llewellyn.html">open letter.</a></p> <p>“I didn't think about the consequences of such a high-profile affair,” he said.</p> <p>“If we all had crystal balls, we'd all know which horse to back, wouldn't we? I was just following my heart.</p> <p>“I discovered a warm and witty woman, possessing a strong sense of duty and dedication to her country's interests, who has honoured me with her friendship since that first house party that was so filled with fun and laughter.</p> <p>"We found we were all fond of charades and sing-songs. I have even sung to her accompaniment on the piano. To raise a laugh, HRH has donned a wig to sing a Sophie Tucker red hot momma number.</p> <p>"In Princess Margaret I found a fine friend who could steady my restless nature and offer wise counsel," he said in a piece written by himself for the newspaper <em>News of the World</em>. </p>

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