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The FBI arrests Ghislaine Maxwell in relation to Epstein case

Ghislaine Maxwell, formerly a close friend of the Duke of York, has been arrested by the FBI. NBC News reports that Mrs Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on charges relating to her friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The 58-year-old faces six charges, including counts of conspiracy to entice minors, transporting minors and perjury. She will appear in a federal…
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The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh marks his 99th birthday without the traditional gun salutes

The Duke of Edinburgh has marked his milestone 99th birthday with low-key celebrations at Windsor Castle, as all public displays of congratulations were cancelled due to the ongoing global health emergency. Traditionally, gun salutes are fired all across the United Kingdom to mark Prince Philip’s birthday. However, following in The Queen’s example, the Duke has not celebrated his…
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Buckingham Palace releases new photograph to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's 99th birthday

Buckingham Palace has released a new photograph to mark the 99th birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh. PHOTO CREDIT: PA/Steve Parsons (press handout) The photo was taken in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle at the beginning of June. The Queen and Prince Philip have been isolating in Windsor since March due to the ongoing public health emergency. This is the first time the Duke has been…
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Belgium

Statue of King Leopold II removed in Belgium

A controversial statue of King Leopold II has been removed in Belgium after it was vandalised by protesters. The statue is to undergo repairs, however, it is unlikely to return to public display and could end up in a museum. There have long been calls for the statue of…
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'Acid Raine' - how Countess Spencer went from being Diana's sworn enemy to her most trusted confidant

Raine Spencer was without a doubt one of the most flamboyant figures of the 20th Century. Politician, socialite and party host, Raine was a formidable woman who was both loved and loathed by high-society. She is best known for being stepmother to Diana, Princess of Wales with whom she had a feisty relationship. Nicknamed ‘Acid Raine’ by Diana and the press, Countess Spencer was often vilified…
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