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  • The Telegraph

    Duke and Duchess of Cambridge 'besotted' with new puppy that has helped them get over death of Lupo

    When their beloved cocker spaniel, Lupo, died last month, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were heartbroken. But their grief was tempered by the arrival of a new puppy, with whom the whole family is said to be “besotted.” The new cocker spaniel, whose name has not yet been revealed, was given to the family by the Duchess’s brother, James Middleton, before Lupo died. And ensuring it remains a family affair, the puppy is Lupo’s niece. Mr Middleton, 33, bred his first litter of puppies from his dog Ella in 2011. He kept one, called Luna, but gave her brother Lupo to the Duchess in early 2012 after the Duke deployed for six weeks to the Falkland Islands while serving as an RAF search and rescue pilot. Last summer, Mr Middleton, who at the time was staying with his parents at their Berkshire home, bred another litter of six puppies with Luna as their mother. The Cambridges, along with their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, are said to have had the pick of the litter.

  • Yahoo Style UK

    Prince Harry denies he and Meghan Markle have 'quit' social media

    "We will revisit social media when it feels right for us."

  • Evening Standard

    Prince Harry blames social media for digital ‘crisis of hate’ that led to US Capitol riots

    The Duke of Sussex said: ‘We are losing loved ones to conspiracy theories.’

  • Yahoo Style UK

    15 photos of Prince Charles living his best student life at university

    Some say they are the best years of your life.And Prince Charles certainly appeared to enjoy his time as a student, in the late 1960s.The Prince of Wales went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he started by reading archaeology and physical and social anthropology, but ended up finishing his degree in history.He arrived at the University of Cambridge in 1967, and went abroad on archeological digs in France the following year.But he decided not to continue with archaeology and anthropology in 1968, and swapped to history.At university Charles found a love of the stage, and joined Trinity's drama group, the Dryden Society. He was in sketches the students performed as part of the annual revue, playing a weather forecaster, a sports commentator and an antiques expert.In June 1970, Charles became the first heir to the throne to be awarded a degree, getting a 2:2 from Cambridge.As well as spending most of his time in Cambridge during his student days, he had one term at the University College Aberystwyth in Wales, where he learned Welsh, which meant he was able to give a speech in Welsh during his investiture as the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle.Have a look back at Charles living his best student life in Cambridge and North Wales.

  • The Telegraph

    Prince Harry says 'time is running out' for social media reform in the wake of Capitol Hill violence

    The Duke of Sussex has warned that “what happens online does not stay online” as he said time was running out for urgent social media reform. The Duke, 36, suggested that the magnitude of the problem could no longer be overstated, claiming that everyone had been “deeply affected by the current consequences of the digital space.” He accused social media platforms of shunning their responsibilities, highlighting the role that they played in the recent US Capitol riots as well as the treatment of the Rohingya population in Myanmar. “There is no way to downplay this,” he told Fast Company website. “There was a literal attack on democracy in the United States, organised on social media, which is an issue of violent extremism. "We are losing loved ones to conspiracy theories, losing a sense of self because of the barrage of mistruths, and at the largest scale, losing our democracies."

  • The Independent

    Prince Harry demands urgent social media reform in response to Capitol riots

    Duke of Sussex says he and Meghan Markle will ‘revisit social media when it feels right for us’

  • The Guardian

    Prince Harry says social media misinformation is threat to democracies

    Prince Harry says social media misinformation is threat to democraciesDuke of Sussex calls for more accountability and accuses platforms of shunning responsibility

  • The Telegraph

    Prince Andrew's Pitch@Palace Global on 'pause' after close friend quits

    The Duke of York’s flagship business enterprise is hanging by a thread after his close friend, a Swedish billionaire, quit and the company’s offices shut down. Sports tycoon Johan Eliasch has stepped down from Pitch@Palace Global, after some 15 staff resigned in a year, leaving only an accountant to oversee what is left of the company in an administrative role. A spokesperson insisted that the company “remains in a pause position while its future direction and strategy is determined” rather than being shut down for good. However, there are no plans to relaunch the Dragons Den-style initiative in the foreseeable future, “in fact the opposite,” a source told The Telegraph, as it emerged that even its ownership was under review. Any decision to wind up the project, one of the Duke’s sole remaining business interests, would come as a blow to the beleaguered royal. The initiative, which brokered deals between tech start-ups and wealthy investors, was thrown into disarray by his disastrous Newsnight interview in November 2019, after which its charitable arm was wound up as corporate sponsors withdrew support. The global arm, a private limited company, continued however, albeit with all references to the Duke quietly removed from its home page. What remained of the brand was moved out of its Buckingham Palace base to a nearby office space in London. However, even that has now been abandoned and the office address of its accountant, a tax specialist, is now the only one on file.

  • Yahoo Style UK

    Prince William surprises doctor on her break with personal phone call

    William called Lauren Dixon as she took a break from getting the coronavirus vaccine out in Cumbria.

  • Evening Standard

    Duke of Cambridge hears how care home residents cry with joy on getting Covid vaccine

    Dr Lauren Dixon, a GP from Cumbria, told William about the happy scenes she had witnessed and how care home residents saw the vaccine as their “ticket” to see family again after months apart. During a break from vaccinating residents Dr Dixon, from the Bridgegate Medical Centre in Barrow-in-Furness, spoke of her surprise at being chosen to speak to the duke on Thursday via telephone. She said: “I was just completely shocked, really nervous and he was just lovely and just really kind and grateful and saying a really big thank you to everybody that's in our area that have really pulled together to make the vaccination effort go as well as it has.He asked how the rollout had gone, he asked what it was like going into the care homes and how did they receive us arriving with the vaccine.”