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UK royal Meghan reveals she’s six months pregnant: media

BIRKENHEAD, England (Reuters) – Meghan Markle, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, told royal well-wishers on Monday she was six months pregnant but the royal couple do not know the gender of their first baby, British media reported. Former U.S. actress Meghan and Harry married last May and announced in October that they were expecting their first child in the Spring of 2019 but gave no specific details. During a chat with some of the large crowd that turned out for their visit to Birkenhead in northern England on Monday, Meghan,…

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Royal Marsden’s leading cancer expert Martin Gore dies

Image copyright The Royal Marsden Tributes have been paid to one of the world’s leading oncologists, who has died at the age of 67. Martin Gore was a professor at the Institute of Cancer Research and also worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital. The Duke of Cambridge once described him as an inspiration, and the Royal Marsden’s chief executive said he had “inspired generations” of doctors. The cause of his death is not known. The Times reported he died suddenly following a yellow fever vaccination. Prof Gore was an oncologist…

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Meghan takes royal roles at UK charities for women and animals

LONDON (Reuters) – Meghan Markle, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, announced on Thursday she would become patron of four organizations to champion causes close to her heart, including the National Theater and charities supporting women and animal welfare. Queen Elizabeth, 92, has passed on her patronages of the National Theater and the Association of Commonwealth Universities, which she has held for decades, to Meghan, who married the queen’s grandson last year. Known as the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan will also become the patron of Smart Works, a charity helping long-term…

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Royal Mail criticised for D-Day stamp mix-up

Image copyright PA Royal Mail has withdrawn a stamp marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day – after BBC News pointed out it showed US troops landing in what was Dutch New Guinea, nearly 8,500 miles from France. The stamp was due to be released next year in a “Best of British” collection. Captioned “Allied soldiers and medics wade ashore”, it was said to depict the Normandy landings but was actually taken in what is modern-day Indonesia. People who saw the error in a social media preview called it “embarrassing”. The…

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Royal Family attend Sandringham Christmas church service

Image copyright PA Hundreds of well-wishers have watched the Queen and other members of the Royal Family arrive at church for the Christmas Day service at Sandringham. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the service – on the Queen’s estate in Norfolk – with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Prince Charles. However the Duchess of Cornwall was absent due to a heavy cold. The Duke of Edinburgh also stayed at home but is said to be in good health. BBC correspondent Charlotte Gallagher said there were…

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Behind the Scenes: Royal Mail’s busiest week

It is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail, who are processing millions of letters and parcels a day in the week running up to Christmas. The BBC went behind the scenes at the Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre, where hundreds of people and machines are working around the clock to ensure the post reaches its destination. Video Journalist: Adam Paylor Source link

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Royal Marines’ Christmas gift for arthritis boy

Royal Marine commandos have given an early Christmas surprise to a 14-year-old boy who has arthritis in his eyes. Malachi Neat, from Coventry, wants to become a Royal Marine but fears his hopes will be dashed due to his condition. The marines gave him the chance to spend the day with them at their training base in Lympstone, Devon. Source link

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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

A new mother has died after she reportedly got lost and collapsed inside Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Amanda Cox, who was 34 and from Peebles, was reported missing on Monday after failing to return to the maternity ward following a visit to see her son at the neonatal unit. She was found collapsed at about 22:00 after a five-hour search. Police said her death was being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious and a report sent to the procurator fiscal. Inquiries into the circumstances of Ms Cox’s death are continuing after…

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Royal chauffeur died before child abuse charges could be brought

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alwyn Stockdale worked for the Royal Family for 20 years A retired chauffeur for the Royal Family was to be charged with sexual offences against young boys before he died, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. Alwyn Stockdale, who was 81, was suspected of abusing a boy aged 10 or under and a boy aged nine or under. The alleged offences took place between 1972 and 1975. Mr Stockdale, who worked for the Royal Family between 1972 and 1992, died of natural causes in…

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Golf: Smith extends lead over Leishman on day three at Royal Pines

(Reuters) – Defending champion Cameron Smith shot a five-under-par 67 on day three of the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast on Saturday and will take a three-shot lead into the final round. FILE PHOTO: Cameron Smith of Australia hits off the second tee during third round play of the 2018 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. April 7, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo The Australian started the day with a one-shot advantage and turned in a bogey-free round at the Royal Pines…

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