Prince Harry announces he’s writing an ‘accurate and wholly truthful’ memoir

Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex is writing a memoir that’s scheduled to be released in late 2022, Penguin Random House announced on Monday. “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” he said in a statement. “I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story, the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned, I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.” Continued Harry, 36, “I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity … Continue reading Prince Harry announces he’s writing an ‘accurate and wholly truthful’ memoir

HYPOCRITE: Prince William is ‘sickened’ by racism yet backed royal family after Meghan interview

Prince William spoke out Monday on Twitter about the violent, racist insults hurled at three Black English soccer players after their team was defeated at the Euro Championship final.Prince William. However, Twitter users are pointing out the incongruence, noting that Prince William refrained from publicly defending his sister-in-law, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, after she disclosed the racial abuse she endured as part of the royal family. On Sunday, England’s national soccer team lost the European Championship to Italy 3-2 after a penalty shootout. Soon after, fans sent an onslaught of abusive messages and slurs to players Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho … Continue reading HYPOCRITE: Prince William is ‘sickened’ by racism yet backed royal family after Meghan interview

Officials deny King Mswati III of Eswatini has fled

Officials in Eswatini, Africa’s lone absolute monarchy, have denied the King has fled following a series of pro-democracy protests in the tiny southern African country. King Mswati III has ruled the country for 35 years.King of Swaziland Mswati III. This is despite South Africa’s public broadcaster, SABC, reporting Monday that Mswati, 53, fled the Southern African country as demonstrations took a violent turn, with protesters clashing with security forces. Opposition figures continued to insist on Tuesday that he had left, without providing proof. Acting Prime Minister Themba Masuku said in a statement Tuesday: “His Majesty the King is still in the country and … Continue reading Officials deny King Mswati III of Eswatini has fled

Cambodia charges environment activists with insulting the king

A court in Cambodia has charged three environmental activists with plotting against the government and insulting the king. The members of the group Mother Nature were arrested after they documented waste run-off into Phnom Penh’s Tonle Sap river. Cambodia’s law against insulting the king is relatively new and it is not clear how the activists have done so. The three face between five and 10 years in prison. The prosecution told the Reuters news agency that “the evidence collected by the police was an insult to the king” although they did not elaborate exactly how the law had been violated. … Continue reading Cambodia charges environment activists with insulting the king

Prince Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby girl

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl. Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday morning in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California. Both mother and child are healthy and well, the couple said in a statement. Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news.” Prince Harry and Meghan said they named their second child Lilibet after the Royal Family’s nickname for the Queen, the baby’s great-grandmother. Her … Continue reading Prince Harry and Meghan announce birth of baby girl

Princess Diana’s wedding dress going on display at Kensington Palace

The dress that Diana, Princess of Wales, wore on her wedding day 40 years ago is going on display at her former Kensington Palace home. The dukes of Cambridge and Sussex have loaned the dress to the exhibition, which begins a month before Diana would have turned 60. It was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for the July 1981 wedding. The gown features a 25ft (7.6m) sequin-encrusted train, which filled the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral. Organisers of the exhibition, Royal Style in the Making, say the dress is “now among the most famous in bridal history”. The dress … Continue reading Princess Diana’s wedding dress going on display at Kensington Palace

£1m of ‘irreplaceable’ artefacts stolen from a castle

More than £1m of historical treasures have been stolen from Arundel Castle, days after it reopened to the public. A set of “irreplaceable” gold rosary beads carried by Mary Queen of Scots to her execution in 1587 were among items taken from the West Sussex castle. Other goods stolen in the raid on Friday include coronation cups given by Mary to the Earl Marshal. An Arundel Castle spokesman said the items were of “priceless historical importance”. The castle only reopened to the public on Tuesday. Staff were alerted to the break-in at 22:30 BST on Friday after a burglar alarm … Continue reading £1m of ‘irreplaceable’ artefacts stolen from a castle

The Queen’s first cousin, Prince Michael of Kent embroiled in ‘Cash for Access’ scandal

Prince Michael of Kent, left, is accused of selling access to Vladimir Putin, right, for personal profit. Prince Michael of Kent allegedly used his status as a royal to sell access to the Kremlin, according to a joint investigation by The Sunday Times and Channel 4’s Dispatches. He is accused of selling access to Russia’s Vladimir Putin for large sums of money and offering up his Kensington Palace home as a backdrop for a royal endorsement, the investigation said. Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin was filmed during a Zoom meeting with undercover reporters who posed as businesspeople from a fictitious South Korean … Continue reading The Queen’s first cousin, Prince Michael of Kent embroiled in ‘Cash for Access’ scandal

Zulu Queen Mantfombi Dlamini dies a month after becoming regent

The Zulu royal family in South Africa has announced the death of its monarch Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu just a month after she became regent. Queen Mantfombi, 65, became interim leader of the country’s largest ethnic group last month after the death of her husband, King Goodwill Zwelithini. The queen’s prime minister said her death had taken the family by surprise and they were “utterly bereft”. A successor as ruler of the 11 million-strong nation has not yet been named. “It is with the deepest shock and distress that the Royal Family announces the unexpected passing of Her Majesty Queen … Continue reading Zulu Queen Mantfombi Dlamini dies a month after becoming regent

Royal Mint produce 22Ib gold coin

A giant gold £10,000 coin weighing 22lb (10kg) has been produced, the Royal Mint said its biggest coin took 400 hours to produce, including four days of polishing. The 8in-wide (20cm) coin was created using traditional skills and innovative technology, it said. It marks the end of the mint’s Queen’s Beasts commemorative coin collection, inspired by 10 stone statues which lined the Queen’s route to Westminster Abbey at her coronation in 1953. Starting with the Lion of England in 2017, the collection has showcased the history and symbolism of each creature in turn. The coin reunites all 10 beasts in … Continue reading Royal Mint produce 22Ib gold coin

Prince Louis of Luxembourg announces engagement and his ex-wife reacts

Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue and Prince Louis The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg announced Tuesday that Prince Louis is engaged to French lawyer Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue. Louis’s parents, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, said in a statement: “We are very happy to announce the engagement of our son, Prince Louis, to Miss Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue. [Louis’s sons] Princes Gabriel and Noah join us in surrounding the new couple with all our affection. We wish them immense happiness.” Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue and Prince Louis They also released a sweet portrait of the couple smiling for the camera as they hold hands, with Scarlett-Lauren, 29, providing … Continue reading Prince Louis of Luxembourg announces engagement and his ex-wife reacts

Harry to become chief impact officer at US coaching firm BetterUp

The Duke of Sussex is to become chief impact officer at the US coaching and mental health firm, BetterUp. Prince Harry said in a statement that he was “really excited” about taking on the new role. His exact duties, hours and any payment are not clear. It is his latest job move after he and the Duchess of Sussex stepped back as senior royals in March last year. It also comes after the duke and Meghan gave an explosive interview to Oprah Winfrey earlier this month. In it, the couple alleged an unnamed royal family member had asked about how dark their son … Continue reading Harry to become chief impact officer at US coaching firm BetterUp