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Queen Mathilde's visit to teenage mothers praised for bringing their story 'out of the shadows'

Queen Mathilde has paid a visit to teenage girls receiving support from a youth care facility. Her visit to Le Tobbogan, a facility in Mons, took place on January 26th after a week’s delay when it was revealed that she may have come into contact with a staff member at the palace who had been exposed to the coronavirus. In the interest of public health and safety, her visit was…
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Popular Thai politician charged with defaming monarchy over Facebook Live comments

On Wednesday, the Thai government filed a formal lèse-majesté complaint against prominent billionaire opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. Thanathorn, the founder of the progressive Future Forward Party, had criticised the slow rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Thanathorn’s family owns the Thai Summit Group, the largest auto parts manufacturer in Thailand. The complaint…
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge speak to frontline workers about grief

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spoken to frontline workers about the importance of counselling and grieving in their first video call of the new year. Speaking to a team of healthcare workers from the NHS and grief counsellors from Just ‘B’, a service provided by Hospice UK, William said of their work during the coronavirus pandemic that, “This is an unprecedented time we are all…
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Prince Charles does not want cancer to become ‘the Forgotten C’

The Prince of Wales has written of the challenges faced by cancer patients during the coronavirus pandemic in an exclusive for The Telegraph. Writing in his role as patron of the Macmillan Cancer Trust, Prince Charles says that, “Every new year is an opportunity to reflect, as we pause to look back at what has passed and perhaps to spare a moment to anticipate what may come. This new year…
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