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Canada issues new "P" rate stamp of Queen Elizabeth

Her Majesty The Queen has been immortalised in a new permanent first class letter mail stamp issued by Canada Post in her honour. A permanent – or “P” – stamp, is one which can be bought at the current postage price and will be accepted at anytime that they are used in the future. The stamp measures 20.25 mm x 23.55 mm, and was designed by Steven Slipp, a designer from…
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Queen's neighbour at Balmoral flees due to rising flood levels

Floods on the River Dee have threatened Abergeldie Castle, which is located near The Queen’s Balmoral estate, causing the Baron of Abergeldie to flee his home. The Baron and his wife sought refuge with their neighbour, Gordon Fraser, after the river burst its banks swept away about 60 feet of land to the rear of the castle, leaving only 5 feet between the back door and the rising waters.
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A Very Spanish Christmas

The Spanish Christmas is kicked off in a rather unusual way every year – with the Loteria de Navidad, or the Christmas Lottery on December 22nd. School children announce the winning numbers of what is the most popular lottery throughout the year in Spain. Shortly…
British RoyalsThe Sussexes

Ex-soldier found 'not guilty' of selling Prince Harry stories

Paul Brunt, a former soldier from North London, had his name cleared once and for all when he was found not guilty of misconduct in a trial at the Old Bailey. Mr Brunt was accused of breaching the public’s trust by selling stories about Prince Harry’s regiment to The Sun and News of the World and had reportedly received payments of over £16,000 from News International in 2006 and…
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King Charles III

Prince Charles helps expose major polluting corporations through legal action

The Prince of Wales is taking part in a new project to expose the impact that major corporations have on the environment. The project, which currently focuses on Commonwealth nations, shows those companies causing high levels of pollution and failing to accurately disclose information on their emissions. It threatens to take legal action against them unless they change their ways soon. Known as…
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