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Royal fans shocked as Queen’s grandson “splits” from wife of 12 years

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>The Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips is reportedly separating from his wife of 12 years, Autumn Phillips.</p> <p>Princess Anne’s son married the Canadian-born Autumn in 2008 and are parents to nine-year-old Savannah and seven-year-old Isla.</p> <p>The news has reportedly come as a shock to both Peter and the Queen.</p> <p>One pal revealed to<span> </span><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10935833/peter-phillips-splits-wife-autumn-kelly-queen/" target="_blank">The Sun</a>: “Peter is absolutely devastated by this and just didn’t see it coming.</p> <p>“He thought he was happily married and had the perfect family with two lovely daughters. But he is now in total shock.</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/B8aaUOFnAtr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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/B8aaUOFnAtr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Royal Family (@royal_family_history)</a> on Feb 10, 2020 at 8:10pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Autumn is a wonderful wife and mother and a very intelligent woman, but she’s been telling her friends for some time that there were issues.</p> <p>“She is a favourite of the Queen and I’m sure Her Majesty will be very upset by this as well.</p> <p>“It’s the last thing she needs after all her recent troubles and you get the feeling that the Royal Family is falling apart a little bit.”</p> <p>The split comes just two weeks after Peter sparked controversy after starring in a Chinese milk advertising campaign while being promoted as a “British royal”.</p> <p>Those close to the couple are worried that Autumn might want to head back to her homeland Canada after the split.</p> <p>“What worries some of us is that Autumn may want to go back to Canada,” one friend said.</p> <p>“Maybe she has been influenced by Harry and Meghan’s departure. Perhaps she thought if that can happen then I can leave as well? That might be unfair on her but you have to consider it."</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/B8cCsLQHEo1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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/B8cCsLQHEo1/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by ModernRoyalEra (@modernroyalera)</a> on Feb 11, 2020 at 11:22am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>A senior royal insider said that the Queen must be “crestfallen” by the news.</p> <p>“The Queen must wonder what she has done to deserve this.</p> <p>“Peter Phillips has always been a favourite of hers and Prince Philip and she will be crestfallen by this, especially on top of all the other bad news.</p> <p>“It makes you wonder what’s going to happen next.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="upper-row"></div> </div> </div>

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“Unlimited damages”: Parents of toddler who fell to her death on cruise ship proceed with lawsuit

<p>Royal Caribbean have failed to stop a multi-million dollar negligence suit that’s brought on by the parents of a toddler who fell 11 decks to her death, according to<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7974255/Parents-toddler-fell-death-Royal-Caribbean-ship-proceed-lawsuit.html" target="_blank">The Daily Mail</a></em>.</p> <p>Royal Caribbean’s lawyers argued there was no case as Chloe Wiegand’s grandfather, Salvatore ‘Sam’ Anello, was solely to blame for dropping the girl onto the deck.</p> <p>However, US District Judge Donald L Graham denied Royal Caribbean’s motion to dismiss on Wednesday, ruling that the parents can proceed with their complaint.</p> <p>Alan and Kimberly Wiegand could claim “unlimited damages” for pain and mental suffering if their suit succeeds.</p> <p>However, the heartbroken couple say that their sole motivation is to force the cruise ship line to make their windows safer so that their daughter’s death is never repeated.</p> <p>The couple’s suit say that there were no signs or notices to warn Anello that the “wall of glass” around a child’s splash fool featured windows that could be opened by passengers.</p> <p>The suit also said that despite the ship’s windows having handles and a blue-green tint, that was useless to Anello as he is colourblind.</p> <p>In its motion to dismiss, Royal Caribbean denied breaching industry safety standards, saying that Anello “unquestionably” knew that the window was open and would only have to had used his “basic senses” to realise he was putting his grandchild in danger.</p> <p>“His actions, which no reasonable person could have foreseen, were reckless and irresponsible and the sole reason why Chloe is no longer with her parents,” the motion stated.</p> <p>Judge Graham determined in a seven-page ruling that the Wiegands’ suit had presented a factual and plausible case at face value. He also denied the motion to dismiss, explaining that Royal Caribbean had woven images and statements into their filing that “catapulted” the case into the discovery stage.</p> <p>Prosecutors in the US territory are still pressing charges against Anello, despite Chloe’s parents wanting them to stop.</p> <p>“We have never wanted charges filed against Sam because we know with all of our hearts that he would never put Chloe in harm's way,” they said last week, in a statement provided exclusively to DailyMail.com.</p> <p>“We will stand with Sam as long as it takes - but we cannot grieve as a family until the criminal charges are dropped.”</p> <p><em>Photo credits:<span> </span><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/family-chloe-wiegand-who-died-falling-cruise-ship-sues-royal-n1099576" target="_blank">NBC</a><span> </span><br /></em></p>

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Newborn tested positive for coronavirus 30 hours after birth

<p>A 30-hour-old infant born in a Wuhan hospital has become the youngest person to catch the new coronavirus.</p> <p>The newborn’s mother was found to have contracted the virus before giving birth on February 2 at Wuhan Children Hospital. The baby’s case suggested that the new virus could be passed on to unborn children, scientists said.</p> <p>“This reminds us to pay attention to mother-to-child being a possible route of coronavirus transmission,” said Zeng Lingkong, the chief physician at the hospital’s neonatal department.</p> <p>The infected infant has no fever or cough but experienced shortness of breath, according to <em>CCTV</em>.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">An infant in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wuhan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Wuhan</a> has tested positive for the novel <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/coronavirus?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#coronavirus</a> just 30 hours after birth, said the city's children's hospital, raising concerns that infection could be contracted in the womb <a href="https://t.co/j8FIdqKgAS">pic.twitter.com/j8FIdqKgAS</a></p> — People's Daily, China (@PDChina) <a href="https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/1225042136980230144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 5, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>The hospital also confirmed a second case of a newborn showing symptoms 16 days after their birth. The baby’s mother and nanny were <a href="https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/newborn-infected-with-coronavirus-raising-fears-illness-can-be-transmitted-from-mother-to-unborn-baby/ar-BBZGdIh?li=AAgfYrC">found to be infected</a> in the days following the birth on 13 January. The infant is not in a critical condition, doctors said.</p> <p>“Whether it was the baby’s nanny who passed to the virus to the mother who passed it to the baby, we cannot be sure at the moment,” Zeng said.</p> <p>“But we can confirm that the baby was in close contact with patients infected with the new coronavirus, which says newborns can also be infected.”</p> <p>However, Stephen Morse, an epidemiologist at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, told <em><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com.au/wuhan-coronavirus-in-infant-born-from-infected-mother-2020-2?r=US&amp;IR=T">Business Insider</a></em> that an in-utero transmission was unlikely.</p> <p>“It’s more likely that the baby contracted the virus from the hospital environment, the same way healthcare workers get infected by the patients they treat,” Morse said.</p> <p>“It’s quite possible that the baby picked it up very conventionally – by inhaling virus droplets that came from the mother coughing.”</p> <p>More than 24,500 people around the world have now contracted the virus, with the death toll approaching 500.</p>

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“We’re going to make her 100 times bigger than Kim Kardashian”

<p>An endorsement company used by Kim Kardashian has claimed it is now working with Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s “inner circle” to turn them into a “multibillion-dollar brand”.</p> <p>Buckingham Palace said in a statement to The Sun that it was “categorically untrue” that the firm had been hired.</p> <p>However,<span> </span>Fame by Sheeraz<span> </span>has kept its original post up, with company owner Sheeraz Hasan claiming in interviews that he is working directly with the Duchess of Sussex’s “inner circle”.</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/B7_3Rg6nUhi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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/B7_3Rg6nUhi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Sheeraz, Inc is now taking appearance and endorsement requests for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle @sussexroyal Sheeraz, Inc clients from Middle East, India, US and Asia can send us official offers and we will take them directly to their representatives. #sheeraz #sheerazinc #sheerazhasan #fame #famebysheeraz @famebysheeraz</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/sheeraz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Fame By Sheeraz 📸</a> (@sheeraz) on Jan 31, 2020 at 12:43pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Always remember Meghan was an actress in Hollywood before she was a princess,” he said in a statement via Twitter.</p> <p>Hasan told Virgin Radio Dubai that he was in the process of fielding offers of up to $US3.5 million ($A5.23 million) to the Sussexes’ team, which he insisted was “ready to play games”.</p> <p>He also said that Duchess Meghan was planning to spend the northern summer in Los Angeles.</p> <p>“We’re going to make her 100 times bigger than Kim Kardashian – and we’re the ones that made Kim,” bragged Hasan. He also claims Jennifer Lopez and Paris Hilton as clients.</p> <p>“I’m telling you — they’re going to become a multibillion-dollar brand. Watch,” he explained to the <em>Kris Fade Show</em> in an interview he posted to Instagram.</p>

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“Rules are the rules”: Djokovic shocks tennis fans with rogue move on umpire

<p>Novak Djokovic doesn’t believe he crossed a line by touching the umpire chair during a difficult Australian Open final on Sunday Night.</p> <p>He is facing the prospect of a heavy fine for twice tapping Damien Dumusois on the foot while arguing with the official over the intense win over Dominic Thiem. </p> <p>Djokovic ended up winning the match with an intense 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4.</p> <p>The Serbian lost his cool after being slammed with back-to-back time violations in one game for taking too long to serve.</p> <p>He walked past the umpire’s chair and tapped Dumusois on the foot, sarcastically exclaiming “You made yourself famous in this match. Great job. Especially in the second one. Great job. You made yourself famous. Well done man”, according to <em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis/australian-open/novak-djokovic-risks-fine-by-touching-chair-umpire-before-securing-australian-open-title/news-story/9ec211e84e91dde676bfe6c2a74c642c" target="_blank">news.com.au</a>.</em></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7834274/body-djokovic.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/3460f2b5152840ef9d118590b9433ff6" /></p> <p>Dumusois, to his credit, didn’t react. However, according to the official grand slam rule book, Djokovic could face a $30,000 fine, although penalties are discretionary.</p> <p>The rules state: “Players shall not at any time physically abuse any official, opponent, spectator or other person within the precincts of the tournament site. Violation of this Section shall subject a player to a fine up to $US20,000 for each violation.”</p> <p>Former Aussie pro Rennae Stubbs was stunned. “Wowza!!!! I cannot believe Novak just patted the umpires foot!!!!!!!!!! I mean wowza !!! The rules are the rules, you have to get that serve off before 00. I mean there is leniency sometimes because of the point prior but wtf with touching the foot!???”</p> <p>“He shouldn’t do that,” added New York Times tennis writer Ben Rothenberg.</p> <p>However, Djokovic doesn’t think that he overstepped the mark.</p> <p>“I thought it was a nice, really friendly touch. I wasn’t aggressive with him in terms of physical abuse.</p> <p>“I just couldn’t believe that I got the time violation. It kind of disturbed me. That’s all there is to it.</p> <p>“Verbally we did have some exchanges, but no insults because if I did insult him, I would get a warning.</p> <p>“Right now that you tell me that, I want to thank him for not giving me a warning for touching him. That’s all I can say.”</p> <p>Djokovic was stressed out during the match but “couldn’t believe what was happening” when he won his eighth Australian Open.</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/B8ERQDuHPcJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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/B8ERQDuHPcJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Novak Djokovic (@djokernole)</a> on Feb 2, 2020 at 5:47am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Tonight it was toe-to-toe battle. I was on the brink of losing that match. I didn’t feel great on the court at all,” Djokovic said.</p> <p>“It was quite surprising, to be honest, because I felt it started off well.</p> <p>“But I played a couple of doubles, then the energy dropped and then the whole thing just started happening. I couldn’t believe what was happening.”</p>

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Was that Roger Federer’s final Australian Open?

<p>Roger Federer has revealed that he believed he only had a “three per cent chance” of winning the Australian Open semi-final against Novak Djokovic after suffering from an injury.</p> <p>The Swiss legend started off strong before falling to a 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-3 loss to Djokovic, who reached a record eighth final in Melbourne on Thursday.</p> <p>Battling a groin injury during an unbelievable quarter-final win over Tennys Sandgren, Federer requested for a medical timeout after the first set of his loss to Djokovic.</p> <p>The 20-time grand slam champion admitted he felt his chances of winning against Djokovic, who has won 27 of their 50 meetings, were slim.</p> <p>“Look, overall, at the end of the day I guess I’m very happy. I’ve got to be happy with what I achieved,” Federer said at the post-match press conference.</p> <p>“It was the maximum to go to get at this tournament, especially after the [John] Millman and the Sandgren match.</p> <p>“Today was horrible, to go through what I did. Nice entrance, nice send off, and in between is one to forget because you know you have a three per cent chance to win. You know, got to go for it. You never know.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">"Of course, I hope to be back."<br /><br />That's what we like to hear <a href="https://twitter.com/rogerfederer?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rogerfederer</a> 😁<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AO2020?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AO2020</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AusOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AusOpen</a> <a href="https://t.co/6lnHPelgAe">pic.twitter.com/6lnHPelgAe</a></p> — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) <a href="https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1222870690552074240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 30, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>“But once you can see it coming, that it’s not going to work anymore, it’s tough. No, look, at the end of the day I’m very happy.</p> <p>“I think I overall played all right. I know I can play better. At the same time, I also know I can play much worse. With no tournaments beforehand, I think it’s a very, very good result.”</p> <p>Federer was optimistic about the injury, saying he hopes to play in a scheduled exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in South Africa on February 7.</p> <p>Have won six-times in Melbourne, the 38-year-old said he could not guarantee if he was be back the Australian Open, but he was hopeful.</p> <p>“No idea. Same as last year. You never know what the future holds,” he said.</p> <p>“But especially my age, you don’t know. I’m confident. I’m happy how I’m feeling, to be honest. I got through a good, nice training block. No plans to retire.</p> <p>“From that standpoint, we’ll see how the year goes, how everything is with the family. We’ll go from there. Of course, I hope to be back.”</p>

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Final moments of Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash revealed

<p>The pilot in the helicopter that crashed in California, killing NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others, was climbing to avoid a cloud layer before the aircraft plummeted, an accident investigator said.</p> <p>Speaking at a news conference Monday, Jennifer Homendy of the National Transportation Safety Board said pilot Ara Zobayan told air traffic controllers via radio he was climbing before the Sikorsky S-76B plunged more than 300 metres and crashed in Calabasas on Sunday morning.</p> <p>“When [Air Traffic Control] asked what the pilot planned to do, there was no reply,” Homendy said.</p> <p>The helicopter did not have a black box and was not required to, she said. Investigators will be looking at an iPad believed to have been used by Zobayan for flight tracking and weather briefings.</p> <p><span>The weather observation at the nearby Van Nuys Airport at 9.51 am on Sunday recorded visibility of 2.5 miles with a ceiling of 1,300 feet, the <em><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/01/27/weather-fog-kobe-bryant-crash/">Washington Post</a> </em>reported.</span></p> <p>Some aviation experts said Zobayan might have been disoriented by the fog in the area, but Homendy said investigating teams would look into every relevant factor from the pilot’s history to the engines.</p> <p>“We look at man, machine and the environment,” she said. “And weather is just a small portion of that.”</p> <p>Zobayan was a certified pilot and flight instructor, Homendy said. The aircraft’s owner Island Express Helicopters said Zobayan was <a href="https://apnews.com/d5769dce7e07abcb79ec44474c262a9a">the chief pilot for the company</a>.</p> <p>“Ara has been with the company for over 10 years and has over 8,000 flight hours,” the company said.</p> <p>The <a rel="noopener" href="https://nypost.com/2020/01/27/kobe-bryants-helicopter-tried-to-climb-to-avoid-clouds-before-crash-ntsb-officials-say/" target="_blank">accident</a> killed retired athlete Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant; college baseball coach John Altobelli, his daughter Alyssa Altobelli and wife, Keri Altobelli; girls’ basketball coach Christina Mauser; mom Sarah Chester and her 13-year-old daughter, Payton Chester; and Zobayan.</p>

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Princess Diana’s butler shows unseen letter to prove she would support Harry and Meghan

<p>Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell has shared a part of a letter written by the late royal, which supports the theory she would have backed her son, Prince Harry and his wife, Duchess Meghan, wholeheartedly.</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/B74YiECHn44/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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/B74YiECHn44/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@british.royals)</a> on Jan 28, 2020 at 3:00pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The former butler and confidante to the Princess of Wales' says her words are "as appropriate today as they were when she wrote them".</p> <p>The handwritten note was sent from Diana to Burrell, who worked with the princess until her death in 1997.</p> <p>He posted the snippet of the letter on Instagram along with a black and white photo of Prince William and Prince Harry, with the caption: "As Harry, Meghan and Archie embark on a new life, I am reminded of some poignant words which Princess Diana wrote to me many years ago.</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/B7yDcEVj9C-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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/B7yDcEVj9C-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Paul Burrell RVM (@officialpaulburrell)</a> on Jan 26, 2020 at 4:00am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"They are a mother's words of unconditional love which are as appropriate today as they were when she wrote them over 24 years ago."</p> <p>Diana's note read: "I love my boys to death and hope that the seeds I've planted will grow and bring the strength, knowledge and stability that is needed."</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/Bz6b0WCHphA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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/Bz6b0WCHphA/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A beautiful throwback of Diana and her wonderful Butler Paul Burrell☺️❤️ • • • #PrincessDiana #PaulBurrell #PrincessOfWales #PeoplesPrincess #EnglandsRose #QueenOfHearts #LadyDiana #British #England #UnitedKingdom ✨🇬🇧</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/tiarasandteapots/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> British Obsessed💗✨</a> (@tiarasandteapots) on Jul 14, 2019 at 2:56pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Burrell has previously shared his personal support for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, claiming Meghan was forced to find her own place within the royal family without support.</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/B74Or0cHOn9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; 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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/B74Or0cHOn9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Harryandmeghan_ (@harryandmeghan_)</a> on Jan 28, 2020 at 1:34pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Speaking to Reuters after Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview in Africa, Burrell said: "There's no guidance. There's no support. There's no rulebook".</p> <p>"Harry said that [he and William] are on different paths. I know what he means by that. William and Kate have a map in front of them. They're headed for monarchy."</p>

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Nadal's gracious words following shock defeat

<p>World No. 1 Rafael Nadal was left to rue three tie-break losses in his four-set defeat to Dominic Thiem on Wednesday night at the Australian Open.</p> <p>When asked whether he would do anything different, the tennis star said: “Yes, win any tie-break. But that’s how it works. Sometimes things are not going the way that you would like.</p> <p>“I had a big chance with 5-3 in the first [set]. I think I had set point serving. It was a very important moment of the match, for sure. Then, I think, I didn’t play a good tie-break. In the second [set], I was back. But he played with the right determination. He was putting one more ball in all the time, in a difficult position for me.</p> <p>“I think he’s playing great. He’s playing with a lot of energy, aggressive, determination. So well done for him … I think we like each other in terms of character. I like his attitude. Probably he likes mine, too (smiling). I wish him all the very best for the rest of the tournament.”</p> <p>The 2009 champion converted four of his nine break points and committed 33 unforced errors – 16 less than Thiem, who hit 65 winners and 14 aces in the four hour, 10 minute match.</p> <p>“I honestly didn’t play a bad match,” said Nadal. “My attitude was great, I think, during the whole match. Good, positive, fighting spirit all the time, giving me more chances.</p> <p>“I didn’t give up in any moment during the whole match. I gave myself an opportunity until the last point. I’m happy for that because my level of concentration [more] than the tennis was better, I think even the concentration, than the tennis. But the tennis was not bad at all. It was difficult to play against him. I’m happy, but I need a little bit more determination in some moments – true.</p> <p>“Of course, I am sad. I lost an opportunity to be in the semi-finals of another Grand Slam. But I lost against a great opponent. And he deserved it, too. Well done for him.”</p> <p>There is a chance that Nadal may lose his No. 1 place in the FedEx ATP Rankings on February 3 if Novak Djokovic goes on to win his eighth Australian Open title.</p>

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He’s human after all: Federer slapped with code violation

<p><span>The star can speak eight different languages, and now one of them has gotten him in trouble.</span></p> <p>Roger Federer faced off with a lineswoman on Tuesday after he was penalised for swearing on court during a thrilling five-set match at the Australian Open.</p> <p>The atmosphere was tense in Melbourne as the 20-time major winner trailed unseeded American Tennys Sandgren at Melbourne Park.</p> <p>During the third game of the third set, Federer began to become visibly frustrated as he swore on the court after hitting the net on a return shot.</p> <p>The commentators revealed that the tennis champion – who speaks eight languages – said an “R-rated German word.”</p> <p>Chair umpire Marijana Veljovic called a code violation for an “audible obscenity”, something the 38-year-old wasn’t expecting.</p> <p>“What did I say?” asked Federer, completely shocked as to how she understood him.</p> <p>Veljovic, who is Serbian, replied: “I can’t repeat that,” before saying that she heard him “very clearly.”</p> <p>A furious Federer then walked over to confront the lineswoman, before walking back to Veljovic who stood firmly on her decision.</p> <p>He then requested a medical timeout before returning to the court to hold serve.</p> <p>Speaking at the post-match press conference after a stunning victory, Federer, who was now much more relaxed admitted to swearing in two different languages.</p> <p>“It was a mix. Clearly she [the lineswoman] speaks mixed. Didn’t know that,” he said.</p> <p>“Next time I got to check the linespeople.”</p> <p>Federer, who was born in Basel, Switzerland, is fluent in German, French and English, and can also speak some Swedish, Spanish and Italian.</p>

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“Super brave girl”: Rafael Nadal's heartwarming gesture towards ball girl

<p>Rafael Nadal’s sweet gesture towards a ball girl has moved tennis fans around the world.</p> <p>The world number one player was on track to score a straight-sets win against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis at the Australian Open on Thursday.</p> <p>But on the third set of their second-round match on Rod Laver Arena, Nadal slammed a forehand that hit a young ball girl on the head by accident.</p> <p>The girl gave a thumbs up to indicate she was fine, but Nadal and Delbonis went over to check on her. Nadal lifted the girl’s hat before kissing her on the cheek, drawing cheers from the audience.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">😱(🎥<a href="https://twitter.com/Eurosport_RU?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Eurosport_RU</a> ) <a href="https://t.co/IR5B2Z42fu">pic.twitter.com/IR5B2Z42fu</a></p> — doublefault28 (@doublefault28) <a href="https://twitter.com/doublefault28/status/1220321521077489665?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Nadal went on to win the match 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 6-1.</p> <p>“For her, probably it was not a good moment,” Nadal said after the match. “I was so scared for her, honestly.</p> <p>“She’s a super brave girl.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">*𝒯𝒽𝒶𝓉* ballkid moment, narrated by <a href="https://twitter.com/RafaelNadal?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RafaelNadal</a> 📚<br /><br />❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AO2020?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AO2020</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AusOpen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AusOpen</a> <a href="https://t.co/tElLurAnQ1">pic.twitter.com/tElLurAnQ1</a></p> — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) <a href="https://twitter.com/AustralianOpen/status/1220324139296329730?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 23, 2020</a></blockquote> <p> </p>

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Here’s what will happen the moment Prince Charles is crowned king

<p>Unlike his mother, who unexpectedly became queen at just 25 years old when her father, King George VI, died suddenly, 71-year-old Prince Charles has spent his entire life in preparation to wear the crown. He’s the longest waiting heir apparent and will be the oldest British monarch to ever take the throne – and it’s still uncertain when that will happen. Although Queen Elizabeth II is 93 years old and the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.royal.uk/her-majesty-the-queen" target="_blank">longest-reigning</a> British monarch ever, longevity runs in her family: her father may have died young, but her mother lived to the age of 101. But with recent <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/world/europe/prince-charles-andrew-queen.html" target="_blank">reports</a> asserting Prince Charles is now taking charge of the monarchy more than ever, could he become king sooner than expected? We explore the different scenarios that may play out when the beloved Queen dies – or maybe even before.</p> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"><strong>1. The Queen may still be alive when Prince Charles becomes King</strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"> <div id="page2" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>Rumours have been swirling in the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4785166/Is-Queen-preparing-abdicate.html" target="_blank">British press</a> that as the Queen becomes older, she may pass the crown to her son, who’s fully prepared to take on all the responsibilities of the monarchy while she is still alive. This would be called a ‘regency’. But, there are many reasons<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-reasons-queen-elizabeth-ii-will-never-give-up-the-throne" target="_blank">Queen Elizabeth will never give up the throne</a>.</p> <p>“I think it is unlikely that the Queen will officially retire, or that the Prince of Wales will formally assume the title of regent,” says Carolyn Harris, PhD, historian and author of <em>Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting</em>. “In a radio broadcast on her 21st birthday, she vowed to devote her whole life, whether it was long or short, to the service of her people.”</p> <p>Although <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/research/monarchy-church-and-state/accession-and-coronation/planning-next-accession-and-coronation#Q11" target="_blank">comparison</a> has been made to other older European monarchs who have abdicated in recent years, Harris points out they were sworn into office through secular installation ceremonies rather than the Queen’s religious coronation ceremony in 1953, which contained sacred oaths. Even practically speaking, “the Queen is sovereign of 16 Commonwealth realms, and not all of them have a formal provision for a regency,” Harris says. “A regency might complicate the appointment of new Governors General in some of the Commonwealth realms.”</p> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"><strong>2. If the Queen is incapacitated, Prince Charles will become regent</strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"> <div id="page3" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>But in the event that the Queen cannot actually act as queen, such as in the case of severe illness of mind or body, a regency with Prince Charles as Regent would be formed. According to the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/research/monarchy-church-and-state/accession-and-coronation/planning-next-accession-and-coronation#Q11" target="_blank">Constitution Unit</a> of the University of London’s (UCL) School of Public Policy, medical evidence is required, and three people out of the following have to agree to declare the sovereign is incapacitated: the Queen’s consort (her husband, Prince Philip), the Lord Chancellor, the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Lord Chief Justice, and the Master of the Rolls.</p> <p>But, this isn’t the most probable scenario. Instead, what will likely happen as the Queen ages is, “The Queen will retain her title and certain royal duties, while her son the Prince of Wales assumes a greater number of her public engagements and increased decision-making power behind the scenes,” Harris says. “The Prince of Wales already undertakes overseas travel to the Commonwealth on the Queen’s behalf, and in the coming years, he will assume more of the Queen’s duties in the United Kingdom.”</p> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"><strong>3. Upon Queen Elizabeth's death, Prince Charles will immediately become King</strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"> <p>So, in all probability, the Queen will retain the crown until she passes. Here’s<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/drama/16-things-will-happen-once-queen-elizabeth-ii-dies" target="_blank">what will happen when Queen Elizabeth dies</a>: At the moment of her death, Prince Charles will become king. An ‘<a rel="noopener" href="https://www.royal.uk/accession" target="_blank">Accession Council</a>’, consisting of the group of advisors to the sovereign known as the Privy Council, will convene at St James’s Palace, London, to formally recognise the transition and to proclaim Charles as the monarch. The King will then take an <a rel="noopener" href="https://privycouncil.independent.gov.uk/privy-council/the-accession-council/" target="_blank">oath</a> to, interestingly enough, preserve the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.royal.uk/queens-relationship-churches-england-and-scotland-and-other-faiths" target="_blank">Church of Scotland</a> (this is because the sovereign is only the head of the Church of England, not the Presbyterian Church of Scotland). Parliament will then be recalled for its members to take oaths of allegiance.</p> <p><strong>4. Prince Charles might not be King Charles</strong></p> <div id="page5" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>‘Charles’ was an interesting choice for Queen Elizabeth to name her future heir, because the first two King Charles are associated with the 17th-century English Civil War, when the monarchy was ousted for the first and only time in <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.royal.uk/kings-and-queens-1066" target="_blank">British history</a>. Charles I was beheaded, although Charles II was eventually restored to the throne and well-liked. But Elizabeth, who kept her given name as Queen, was actually unusual in doing so: most other British monarchs changed their names upon taking the throne. For example, Queen Victoria’s first name was Alexandrina. That said, “the Prince of Wales has been known by the public as Prince Charles for his whole life, so it is certainly possible that he will retain Charles as his regnal name as King,” Harris says, making him King Charles III. “Charles also has the option of choosing one of his middle names. If he were to choose George, he would be George VII, with his grandson Prince George of Cambridge likely to eventually become George VIII.”</p> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"><strong>5. Charles may change one of his titles</strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"> <div id="page6" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>His first name may not be the only part of his title Prince Charles changes when he becomes King. The full title of the current sovereign is “Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.” That’s a mouthful, but there’s one part of it – one little word, actually – Charles has an issue with. “Prince Charles has taken a strong interest in interfaith dialogue, and there has been speculation that he would prefer the title of Defender of Faiths [or Faith] rather than Defender of the Faith,” Harris says.</p> <p>Charles has since rolled back his initial statements on the wording, though. “I said I would rather be seen as Defender of Faith all those years ago because…I mind about the inclusion of other people’s faiths and their freedom to worship in this country,” he told the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/08/prince-charles-expresses-alarm-about-radicalisation-in-britain" target="_blank">BBC</a>. “And it always seems to me that while at the same time being defender of the faith you can also be protector of faiths.” Charles does have a say in the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/research/monarchy-church-and-state/accession-and-coronation/planning-next-accession-and-coronation#Q11" target="_blank">wording</a>, UCL says, so we’ll have to wait until his coronation to see what he finally settles on.</p> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"><strong>6. The coronation may be different</strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"> <div id="page7" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>Speaking of the coronation, which as Harris says is a religious ceremony, Prince Charles may adapt this ritual as well. This ceremony is traditionally presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey and takes place several months after the last monarch’s death to allow for a period of mourning. At the ceremony, the new sovereign takes the coronation oath, which includes a promise to maintain the Church of England, and is ‘anointed, blessed and consecrated’ by the Archbishop,” the royal family’s <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.royal.uk/coronation" target="_blank">official website</a> states.</p> <p>But what about Charles? “The coronation will continue to be an Anglican service, but finding a place for other Christian denominations and other religions, as happened at the recent royal wedding,” UCL’s <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/research/monarchy-church-and-state/accession-and-coronation/planning-next-accession-and-coronation#Q11" target="_blank">Constitution Unit</a> says. “Such people may be invited to give readings; and religious leaders other than Anglicans are likely to be seated prominently, as happened at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee service at St Paul’s in 2012.”</p> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"><strong>7. Camilla may be queen</strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"> <p>Although it didn’t always seem likely, right now the feeling among royal watchers is that Camilla will be named Queen Consort. “The longer the couple are married before Charles’s accession to the throne, and the greater Camilla’s public profile, the more likely she is to be formally styled Queen when Charles becomes King,” Harris says. Why wasn’t it thought previously that she’d be Queen? It had to do with her choice of current title. “Camilla is entitled to be Princess of Wales, as the wife of the Prince of Wales, but she instead uses another one of her titles, Duchess of Cornwall, as the title of Princess of Wales was closely associated with Prince Charles’s first wife, Diana, Princess of Wales,” Harris says.</p> <p>“Camilla’s use of a secondary title prompted speculation at the time of her marriage to Charles that she might be styled Princess Consort instead of Queen when Charles becomes King.” But as her popularity is increasing, this seems less likely now.</p> <p><strong>8. All eyes will be on Prince William</strong></p> <p>When Charles becomes King, Prince William will take on new titles, including the traditional styling given to the king-in-waiting. “William becomes Duke of Cornwall when Charles becomes King, and will be invested [formally named] as Prince of Wales,” Harris says. But that’s not the only way William’s role will change: because his father is already at an advanced age, it might not be long before Prince William takes the throne himself. “As the Prince of Wales will be in his 70s when he succeeds to the throne, there will be a lot of public interest in William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and how William will be preparing to eventually assume the throne,” Harris says.</p> <p><strong>9. Charles will likely be a more outspoken monarch</strong></p> <p>The sovereign is supposed to be above politics, but Prince Charles is actually somewhat of a rebel in his <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1206933/prince-charles-news-royal-family-queen-elizabeth-ii-monarchy-collapse-spt" target="_blank">tendency</a> to express his views on social and environmental issues. “In contrast to the Queen, who is careful to avoid expressing strong opinions in public – and instead encourages the people she meets at garden parties, receptions and walkabouts to speak about their own experiences – Charles is known to hold firm opinions on a variety of subjects including organic farming, architecture and sustainable development,” Harris says. “Climate change and environmental conservation are key political issues in the 21st century, and Charles will certainly not be seen as an impartial figure on these subjects, as his views are well-known.”</p> <div id="page10" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"><strong>10. But, he may temper his opinions</strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"> <div id="page11" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>Prince Charles noted in a recent <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46133114" target="_blank">BBC</a> interview, though, that his vocal manner will be toned down when he becomes king. “The idea somehow that I’m going to go on in exactly the same way, if I have to succeed, is complete nonsense,” he said. “I do realise that it is a separate exercise being sovereign.” But, he also expressed that the line between charitable works and “meddling” in politics isn’t always clear; for example, when he created the Prince’s Trust in 1976 to help underprivileged youth. “I’ve always been intrigued, if it’s meddling to worry about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago,” he said. “If that’s meddling, I’m very proud of it.”</p> <p>Plus, the Prince’s candidness may only be unusual when compared to the current monarch. “Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for such a long time, that her approach to her duties has become synonymous with constitutional monarchy in the popular imagination – her predecessors sometimes expressed open political opinions, but the Queen has been careful to remain above politics in the United Kingdom,” Harris says. Even so, “Charles will likely moderate his own approach to public duties to follow the Queen’s example, as the public expects the monarch to remain above politics.”</p> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"><strong>11. The monarchy may shrink</strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"> <p>Another change that the Prince of Wales reportedly will institute has had royal watchers buzzing: he may trim down the monarchy in terms of the number of royals actively carrying out official responsibilities. “Prince Charles favours a more streamlined royal family with fewer people undertaking public duties,” Harris says. “In the Queen’s reign, her cousins the Duke of Kent, the Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra undertake public duties, and the entire extended family gathers for pre-Christmas lunch and at Trooping the Colour in June. In Charles’s reign, there will be a strong focus on the monarch’s immediate family – his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren – and less of a public role for the extended royal family.” However, given Harry and Meghan’s recent defection, it remains to be seen how this will affect Charles position.</p> <p><strong>12. The Prince's brother may get the axe as well</strong></p> <div id="page13" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>The notion of trimming down the monarchy gained steam recently after the Queen’s second son and Prince Charles’s brother, Prince Andrew, gave a disastrous interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The brothers had <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180012/Princes-war-How-Charles-plans-slimmed-monarchy-driven-dagger-Andrews-heart--sparked-Palace-power-struggle.html" target="_blank">reportedly</a> already been on the outs over the idea of a streamlined monarchy since 2012 when only Prince Charles’ family stood on the Buckingham Palace balcony following the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In the wake of this public scandal, Andrew made an <a rel="noopener" href="https://thedukeofyork.org/other/a-statement-by-his-royal-highness-the-duke-of-york-kg/" target="_blank">announcement</a> that he would “step back from public duties for the foreseeable future”. Prince Charles – and Prince William –<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/11/prince-charles-prince-andrew-showdown" target="_blank">reportedly</a> were in damage control and advised the Queen that Andrew had to be removed. With a smaller monarchy expected once Prince Charles becomes King, it may be <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7699443/RICHARD-KAY-asks-time-Prince-Charles-plan-streamlined-monarchy.html" target="_blank">unlikely</a> Andrew will return.</p> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"><strong>13. The sounds and sights of Britain will be different</strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"> <p>In accordance with the normal changes that occur when a new British monarch takes the throne, certain differences will be apparent in the United Kingdom – including the wording of the national anthem. Instead of ‘God Save the Queen’, the wording of the national anthem will be ‘God Save the King’. The royal family’s <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.royal.uk/national-anthem" target="_blank">official website</a> states that although there’s no authorised version of the national anthem, “words are a matter of tradition…substituting ‘Queen’ for ‘King’ where appropriate.” In addition, the royal cypher (basically a fancy monogram), which appears on England’s iconic red postal boxes, will change from ‘ER’ for ‘Elizabeth II Regina’ to the new King’s cypher. <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.postalmuseum.org/blog/royal-cypher-appearances/" target="_blank">The Postal Museum</a> notes that this will only happen when new postal boxes are added; old ones won’t change. In addition, new stamps and banknotes will bear the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/830010/banknotes-when-queen-elizabeth-dies-prince-charles-new-10-ten-note" target="_blank">King’s likeness</a>.</p> <div id="page14" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p><em>Source: <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.rd.com/culture/what-happens-prince-charles-becomes-king/" target="_blank">RD.com</a></em></p> <p><em>Written by Tina Donvito. This article first appeared in </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king" title="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/13-things-that-will-happen-when-prince-charles-becomes-king"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em>. 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Prince Harry vows to “stop” The Crown series

<p>Prince Harry reportedly made a vow to a reporter to “stop” the popular Netflix series,<em> The Crown,</em> which focusses on the lives of his family.</p> <p>The Duke of Sussex made the startling statement to Royal Biographer Angela Levin during her appearance on breakfast TV, when she met him.</p> <p>"I'm going to make sure I stop it before they get to me," Levin claims Prince Harry had said.</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/B7lqR75nqNi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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/B7lqR75nqNi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by FAN PAGE (@mxghanmarkle)</a> on Jan 21, 2020 at 8:29am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>While standing beside<span> </span><em>The Crown'</em>s historical consultant Robert Lacey while appearing on <em>BBC Breakfast</em>, Levin chimed in about Harry's views on the series after Lacey was asked if the drama was likely to cover the recent Sussex crisis.</p> <p>"When I went to interview Harry at the palace, the first thing he said to me when he shook my hand was 'Are you watching <em>The Crown?'</em>," the author revealed.</p> <p>"And I had been at the time and I felt very embarrassed," she also said.</p> <p>Skipping forward to the very end of their interview, Levin said: "I got up and he said 'I'm going to make sure I stop it before they get to me'".</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Time tests us all. Queen Elizabeth II, played by Olivia Colman. <a href="https://t.co/U93SDwh3rk">pic.twitter.com/U93SDwh3rk</a></p> — The Crown (@TheCrownNetflix) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheCrownNetflix/status/1187746324885704704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 25, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The admission follows after both Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced they would be taking a step back from their senior royal duties in order to see a self-funded lifestyle.</p> <p>Memes and trolling images popped up on social media just days after, which showed Duchess Meghan –who starred on the Netflix series<span> </span>Suits<span> </span>– appearing on<span> </span><em>The Crown</em><span> </span>as herself.</p> <p>However, the executive producer of the award-winning show, says it is highly unlikely to ever happen.</p> <p>"To be honest, whatever the life of <em>The Crown</em> is after where we are now, I doubt we'll ever go as far into the present day," Suzanne Mackie told<span> </span>PA.</p> <p>Season Three of the series, which is the latest season and currently streaming, is covering the royal events between 1964 and 1977.</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/B7lqZDBgNzB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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/B7lqZDBgNzB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Alquilistas (@alquilistas)</a> on Jan 21, 2020 at 8:30am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Olivia Coleman stars as Queen Elizabeth II, Tobias Menzies is Prince Philip and Josh O'Connor plays as a young Prince Charles.</p>

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A most peaceful passing: Folk-rock legend quietly passes away onstage

<p>Singer and songwriter David Olney has passed away at age 71, after falling silent and dropping his head while in the midst of a performance at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida on January 18.</p> <p>The performer had taken a pause on his stool, leading audience members and musicians playing alongside him to think he was simply taking a moments break, before realisation dawned and they lowered him to the stage.</p> <p>Olney was giving his second performance of the day at the festival as part of an “in the round” song-swap show with Amy Rigby – who was sitting next to him and described his last moments.</p> <p>Rigby wrote on Facebook. “He was very still, sitting upright with his guitar on, wearing the coolest hat and a beautiful rust suede jacket we laughed about because it was raining like hell outside the boathouse where we were playing — I just want the picture to be as graceful and dignified as it was, because it at first looked like he was just taking a moment.</p> <p>“Scott Miller had the presence of mind to say we needed to revive him. Doctors in the audience and 30A folks were all working so hard to get him to come to … We all lost someone important last night.”</p> <p>Miller himself said the situation was as “gentle” as he was.</p> <p>“David was playing a song when he paused, said ‘I’m sorry’ and put his chin to his chest. He never dropped his guitar or fell of his stool. It was as easy and gentle as he was. </p> <p>“We got him down and tried our best to revive him until the EMTs arrived. … The world lost a good one last night. But we still have his work. And it still inspires. And always will. RIP.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7834086/sg-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/96a14a6178c54dfca52d157aa3f83f73" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>David Olney performing during the Dave Alvin's ' West of the West ' train tour at the Soiled Dove in Denver, Colorado on April 23, 2015.</em></p> <p>Olney was considered a remarkable figure in his own right, for his contribution to the folk-rock genre and along with producing over 20 albums, many artists including Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury and his former roommate Steve Earle went on to cover his music.</p> <p>The late Townes Van Zandt famously said of Olney: “Any time anyone asks me who my favorite music writers are… I say Mozart, Lightnin Hopkins, Bob Dylan and Dave Olney. Dave Olney is one of the best songwriters I’ve ever heard — and that’s true. I mean that from my heart.” </p> <p>Emmylou Harris brought attention to Olney’s song writing skills with her covers of “Jerusalem Tomorrow” in 1993 and “Deeper Well” on her essential 1995 album “Wrecking Ball.”</p> <p>Olney first came to attention as a member of the band<span> </span>X-Rays<span> </span>which was signed to the Rounder label in the 1980s and notably opened up for Elvis Costello.</p> <p>The singer had only just finished recording a new album for fans.</p> <p>Brett Ryan Stewart wrote on his Facebook page: “Yesterday, myself, Anana and Irakli had spent the day making final revisions to the album we made with David Olney.</p> <p>“In the very same moment that we hit the save button, collectively yelling ‘We did it!’ we got the news that David, who was in Florida performing, had passed away, on stage. </p> <p>“It’s all very surreal. … I am so grateful for our time together. I recognized a kindred spirit in him from day one. His stories, his encouragement, his wisdom.</p> <p>“Hands down was of the funniest, gentlest, most thoughtful and charming curmudgeons to have graced the earth. Was really looking forward to more.” </p> <p>Olney was completing his third performance of the fest when he sadly passed away, having performed the previous night in-the-round with Amelia White and Mary Bragg before his solo show Saturday afternoon.</p> <p>Olney was scheduled to appear this week at the Folk Alliance gathering in New Orleans.</p> <p>Emmylou Harris said Olney had a way of telling “marvellous stories, with characters who cling to the hope of enduring love, all the while crossing the deep divide into that long, dark night of the soul.”</p> <p>Olney is survived by his wife, Regine, daughter, Lillian, and son, Redding. Services have not yet been set.</p>

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Duchess Camilla speaks out on Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s departure

<p>Duchess Camilla has spoken out on Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s departure from their senior royal roles.</p> <p>The Duchess of Cornwall was visiting Prospect Hospice in Swindon on Monday when <em>ITV News </em>royal editor Chris Ship asked about her stepson and daughter-in-law.</p> <p>“Will you miss Harry and Meghan?” the reporter asked.</p> <p>Duchess Camilla paused before responding, “Hmm. Course.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Watch Camilla’s face closely as she answers the question: “Will you miss Harry &amp; Meghan?”<br />The Duchess of Cornwall smiles, pauses, then says “Hmmm. Course!” 😳😳<a href="https://t.co/CbPbb92bAL">pic.twitter.com/CbPbb92bAL</a></p> — Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisshipitv/status/1219319844631384065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 20, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>Despite being involved in the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, Duchess Camilla was not part of the Sandringham Summit that the Queen held last week to discuss the Sussexes’ future.</p> <p>Duchess Camilla’s husband Prince Charles will “still continue to offer private financial support” to Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, according to royal reporter Omid Scobie.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">— Prince Charles will still continue to offer private financial support. <br />— They’ll still happily attend engagements for the Queen (such as Trooping the Colour).<br />— Details, including security and using the name “Sussex Royal” will be shared in due course.</p> — Omid Scobie (@scobie) <a href="https://twitter.com/scobie/status/1218609287246831619?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 18, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>The majority of Prince Charles’ income comes from the <a href="https://duchyofcornwall.org/frequently-asked-questions.html#question_10">Duchy of Cornwall</a>, a private estate exempt from corporation tax.</p>

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Walk it off: New pics emerge of Meghan and Archie in the aftermath of Megxit

<p>It appears that spending days inside a mansion has taken its toll on Duchess Meghan as she emerged to take her son Archie for a walk in the woods.</p> <p>She bundled up in layers and took a stroll in Horth Hill Regional Park, which is just a few kilometres away from their oceanfront mansion.</p> <p>The Duchess wasn’t alone, as her two dogs Oz and Beagle accompanied her on leashes.</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/B7kBfO8Huw2/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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; 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text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B7kBfO8Huw2/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Meghan Markle Official Club (@meghanmarkleofficialclub)</a> on Jan 20, 2020 at 5:14pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>As it was cold on the stroll, eight-month-old Archie was all bundled up to keep warm from the chill.</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/B7kC7B8IuUm/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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; 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text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B7kC7B8IuUm/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Celebrities Clothes And News (@celebclothesnews)</a> on Jan 20, 2020 at 5:26pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It appears that the walk was just what the doctor ordered as the Duchess was all smiles as she tried to keep her black Labrador Oz from sniffing around too much.</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/B7kAt0-H9KD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=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/B7kAt0-H9KD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Archie Harrison Mountbatten (@archieharrisonallthings)</a> on Jan 20, 2020 at 5:07pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Prince Harry jetted back to Canada to be with his new family, but missed his brother William’s first solo reception at Buckingham Palace.</p>

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“We all care for one another”: Federer responds to “selfish” claims

<p><span>Roger Federer has rejected suggestions of moving the Australian Open out of Melbourne amid complaints over poor air quality from the tournament’s qualifiers.</span></p> <p><span>Bushfires in Victoria brought the air quality to hazardous levels with visibility plummeting across Melbourne during the opening days of the qualifying of the Grand Slam event. </span></p> <p><span>Slovenian Dalila Jakupović quit her qualifying match after suffering from a coughing spell, and Australia’s Bernard Tomic sought medical treatment during his first-round loss <a href="https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/01/smoke-haze-again-forces-delay-in-australian-open-qualifying/86838/">when he struggled to breathe</a>.</span></p> <p><span>Canadian qualifier Brayden Schnur said Federer and Rafael Nadal were “selfish” for not speaking out on behalf of all players about the playing conditions.</span></p> <p><span>Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who was seeded 13<sup>th</sup> in the tournament, said he would default a match <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/sports/tennis/australian-open-fires.html">if the air quality became hazardous</a>. </span></p> <p><span>“You get warnings from the news telling people to stay inside, that it’s not good for your health to be outside, to be breathing this stuff, and then you get an email from the tournament saying that it’s playable and you guys have to go out there and put your life in jeopardy, put your health in jeopardy,” said Shapovalov.</span></p> <p><span>“You see the effects on players it has right now, the last couple days, but you don’t know what it’s going to do later in our lives, and how it could affect us if we’re breathing this air in for two weeks.”</span></p> <p><span>Organisers released an air quality policy on Saturday following international criticism for allowing players to compete under a blanket of thick smoke haze. The tournament said play would be suspended outdoors if the levels of fine particulate pollution went over the “unhealthy” threshold of 200 micrograms per cubic metre.</span></p> <p><span>Federer said he believed the policy provided a “safe” environment for players.</span></p> <p><span>“Go in the streets, ask the people if they want it to move from Melbourne or from Australia,” the 20-time Grand Slam champion said. </span></p> <p><span>“From what we were told in the player meeting, the Olympic Games and other competitions have the numbers set at 300. Ours is set at 200. From that standpoint, I think we’re moving in a very safe range. We’re not here for six months straight at over 200, 300, you know. That’s when maybe effects really become bad.</span></p> <p><span>“I don’t worry too much, to be honest. I worry more for everybody else who is in the fire, in the smoke. Also we can stay indoors all day, quickly go out and play, go back in again. It’s not like we’re stuck outside at all times. I think we’re going to get through it and it should be fine. It shouldn’t move, no.”</span></p> <p><span>Federer also suggested that other factors, such as the warm weather, might be to blame. </span></p> <p><span>“I think we’re all confused,” he said. “Is it super unsafe or is it totally safe to play? The problem on top of it, it was actually quite hot, too ... some players are not used to playing at 35, 33-degree heat, especially if you’ve practised on the indoor season.</span></p> <p><span>“I’m not saying they’re not ready or whatever it is, but it can always hit you. Of course, everything gets put down on it was the smoke. For sure, it can be nothing else. So what can I do? I can go to the office, speak to them.”</span></p> <p><span>Federer, member of the ATP players’ council, said he could not “do more” than communicating with tournament officials. “I’m on the council. I’ve been on the tour for so long. I came through the lower ranks, the juniors,” he said.</span></p> <p><span>“At the end of the day, we all care for one another.”</span></p> <p><span>The statement came after Federer deflected questions surrounding his sponsor Credit Suisse, which had significant investments in fossil fuels.</span></p> <p><span>“I take the impacts and threat of climate change very seriously, particularly as my family and I arrive in Australia amidst devastation from the bushfires,” he said <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-51082875" target="_blank">earlier this month</a>. </span></p> <p><span>“I appreciate reminders of my responsibility as a private individual, as an athlete and as an entrepreneur, and I'm committed to using this privileged position to dialogue on important issues with my sponsors.”</span></p>

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Prince Harry’s final royal appearance: What happens next?

<p>The Duke of Sussex stepped out at Buckingham Palace for the draw of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, as the patron of the Royal Football League.</p> <p>It is his final public engagement before he and his wife, Duchess Meghan, step down as “senior” royals.</p> <p>It is also his first public appearance since his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II accepted the Duke and Duchess’ to reduce their royal roles in Britain and seek a more independent future, separated from the crown.</p> <p>The World Cup draw was the last scheduled engagement for Prince Harry, sixth-in-line to the throne, before he and Meghan begin a "period of transition" and as part of his duty, he was required to witness two countries being drawn against each other.</p> <p>Eyebrows raised slightly when the Sussex Royal Instagram account released footage of his last hurrah as a senior royal, with the accompanying music being a Stones Roses hit that included the line “I’d like to leave the country for month on Sundays.”</p> <p>However, it emerged the indie track is the song choice of the tournament.</p> <p>The Duke also spoke out about the pressures of having to be “tough” and hide your feelings.</p> <p>“Rugby League isn’t just a sport, it’s a community. And one that takes care of its own,” he said.</p> <p>“For many years it has been at the forefront of promoting and supporting good mental fitness, working hard to build a positive mindset for everyone involved in the sport. So I am proud to support the Rugby League World Cup 2021 Mental Fitness Charter.”</p> <p>As he hosted the draws for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 with Olympic rowing champion Dame Katherine Grainger and 2005 Rugby World Cup winner Jason Robinson, he failed to show any signs of distress or turmoil that has overwhelmed the Royal Family.</p> <p> After meeting with a student from St Vincent de Paul Catholic primary school, a reporter from a British tabloid yelled to Harry: “How are the discussions going about your future?”</p> <p>The outburst didn’t deter the Duke from his happy, calm state and simply laughed out loud and continued back into the palace for the draw.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shocked the world last week when they announced they had the intention to reduce their royal duties and spend more time in Canada, while also aiming to become financially independent.</p> <p>The public announcement resulted in a family summit on Monday at her Sandringham estate which was attended by the Queen, Prince Harry, Prince William and heir to the British throne, Prince Charles.</p> <p>It was agreed the couple would split their time between British and Canada, which the Queen stated in a rare and personal statement.</p> <p>"Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family," the 93-year-old monarch said.</p> <p>The couple have said they want a "progressive" new role for themselves and the ability to fund themselves.</p> <p>As of now, the couple are not allowed to seek private income and most of their money comes from the private estate of Harry's father.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

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Duchess Meghan spotted at first public engagement since Megxit

<p><span>Duchess Meghan has been spotted in Canada at her first outing since she and Prince Harry announced their plan of resigning as senior members of the royal family.</span></p> <p><span>The Duchess of Sussex visited the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver on Tuesday local time to meet with volunteers and workers.</span></p> <p><span>The organisation, which was established in 1978, supports women and children in the area by providing food, refuge and shelter as well as peer mentorship, advocacy and skills development.</span></p> <p><span>The Duchess’ visit was impromptu, reports said.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FDowntownEastsideWomensCentre%2Fphotos%2Fa.874291395992830%2F2815075718581045%2F%3Ftype%3D3&amp;width=500" width="500" height="491" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p><span>The Sussexes spent six weeks on Vancouver Island over Christmas and returned to the UK for an engagement. After announcing their resignation plan last week, Duchess Meghan went back to Canada, where her son Archie had stayed.</span></p> <p><span>Prince Harry is expected to return to Canada soon following his engagement on Thursday, <em><a href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a30524625/meghan-markle-vancouver-womens-center-canada-photo/">Town &amp; Country</a> </em>reported.</span></p>

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