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Harry and Meghan risk their titles with new controversial documentary

Harry and Meghan risk their titles with new controversial documentary

Breaking News, Film, Royal Family, UK news
While the public binge-watched the story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, claims to strip them of their royal titles began to spring. Image credit: Daily Express The love story that has had the world watching for the past six years is now on Netflix. Britain was glued to the screen on the 8th of December, as the first three episodes of the Harry and Meghan Netflix documentary came out. Meanwhile, A Conservative MP proposed legislation to take their titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex away. Whilst the members of the royal family, including the King and the Prince of Wales, have denied giving any comments on the documentary, an MP was not so determined to ignore it. Bob Seely said he is intended to bring forward legislation that would have them stripped of their royal title...
Earthshot winner: How Notpla is saving the planet one takeaway box at a time

Earthshot winner: How Notpla is saving the planet one takeaway box at a time

Climate, Explainers, Royal Family
Image source: Wikipedia The London-based-start-up that uses seaweed as an alternative to plastic was one of the recipients of Prince William’s Earthshot award and £1 million. Founded in 2019 by Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez and Pierre Paslier, Notpla is an innovative solution to help tackle the climate crisis through seaweed-based biodegradable packaging alternatives.  The two co-founders, who began working together during a master’s program at Imperial College, were one of five winners of the Earthshot award in the category of Build a Waste-free World. The goal of the Earthshot award, which was established in 2021 by Prince William, is "to find and grow the solutions that will repair our planet this decade.”  Working in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Foundation
The Crown season 5 causes a stir in town

The Crown season 5 causes a stir in town

Culture, Film, LifeStyle, Royal Family
The upcoming season 'inspired by true events' grabs attention ahead of its release. Image Credit: Smriti Raizada The big-budget royal drama series The Crown season 5 set to release on November 9 is facing more heat than any other season in the past. After the queen’s demise, it is a very sensitive time to release a season which contains the ‘most controversies’ that the royal family has been linked to. For the first time in the show’s history, Netflix had to add a disclaimer to its marketing content due to a massive backlash from the public. The disclaimer stated the upcoming season of The Crown is ‘fictional’ and ‘inspired by true events’. Many historians and eminent personalities have criticised the series in the past. Joining this list of critics was former Prime Minister S
The origin story of the Jubilee

The origin story of the Jubilee

Explainers, Explainers, News, Royal Family
CC: Crown Copyright 2013 Queen Elizabeth II has reached her Platinum Jubilee and becomes the first British monarch to do so. As Her Majesty celebrates this historic anniversary, why not go back in history - to the very first jubilee. On 6 February 1952, Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne after her father, King George VI, died. This year will be Her Majesty’s 70th year on the throne, a.k.a her Platinum Jubilee. It’s quite an achievement to reach, and the Palace has several festivities planned for June. The Queen doesn’t celebrate her anniversary on the day, opting instead to honour her late father. So in the meantime, let’s go back in time to the beginning and see how the Jubilee began. 1300 AD Is anyone familiar with Jesus Christ?  Yes? Good, because to understa
What’s the difference between a Queen and Queen Consort?

What’s the difference between a Queen and Queen Consort?

Explainers, News, Royal Family, UK news
Credit: Korona Lacasse (CC) In celebration of her Platinum Jubilee, marking the first British monarch to reach 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth wished that Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, would be the future Queen Consort when Prince Charles takes the throne in the future.  When Prince Charles and Camilla got married in 2005, there was a lot of speculation over what title she would have when her husband became King. At the time of the wedding, Camilla stated that she did not want to be Queen but “intended” to be known as the country’s first Princess Consort. However, that idea was scrapped from the royal website in 2018.  Charles and Camilla have a history of not being liked by the public after the world witnessed their relationship while he was still married t
Londoners criticise Prince Andrew’s Newsnight interview

Londoners criticise Prince Andrew’s Newsnight interview

Celebrity, London, Royal Family
Young Londoners have criticised the royal family, following allegations linking Prince Andrew on the sexual assault of Virginia Guiffre in 2001.  “We look up to the royal family, but now things happened, it raised our concern.” said Laura Matthews, 23.  The recent allegations certainly damaged the royal ́s reputation, as more doubts are being raised to what happens behind closed doors. “They (The Royal Family) should have a certain level of integrity, but with this, maybe they have lost it.” By Alice Khaan, 31. For young Londoners power dynamics are considered to be a major reason why, often male members of the establishment are convinced that they can abuse their position for sexual advances. “It’s just like power dynamics I guess.I think it’s just how the world works now, if you