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Prince Charles threatens to cut off funding for Harry and Meghan
Metro and Page Six are reporting that the turmoil within the House of Windsor continues to escalate after the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex desire to relinquish their titles and Royal Duties. There has been backlash because the announcement on January 8th overshadowed that the day was supposed to be a celebration for Kate Middleton’s 38th birthday. Meghan was also called on the carpet for announcing her pregnancy on the same day as Princess Beatrice announced her engagement. On Thursday, news reports indicated that Queen Elizabeth is outraged that her advise was not heeded, and her grandson did not take time to think his decision over. She is also furious that Harry is airing all of his dirty laundry in the press. Now it seems Prince Charles is extremely disappointed that his son made such a rash decision without even consulting him.
Harry Megxits Royal Life
It is perhaps one of the most iconic pieces of Royal film ever: a 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth dedicating her entire life to the service of her people and further Commonwealth family. Her historic words – “my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service” – set a precedent for her reign, and in the near seventy years of service as Queen and Monarch, she has unflinchingly, stoically and tirelessly honoured each and every word.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are 'Stepping Back As Senior Members of the Royal Family'
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an announcement on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, that included two pieces of important news. First, they announced they are "stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family" this year to become financially independent.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Break Royal Christmas Tradition
It has been a long tradition for members of the royal family to leave Buckingham Palace and meet at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England to enjoy their holiday together. Queen Elizabeth travels by train ahead of time to oversee the arrangements for her family to enjoy.
Queen Elizabeth and Other Royals React to Prince Andrew's Scandal
There has been no shortage of reactions from family members over Prince Andrew's scandal. Several royals have spoken out about the recent news concerning Prince Andrew's association with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his BBC interview.
Meghan Markle Invited Hillary Clinton to Meet Baby Archie
Soon after Hillary Clinton said publicly that she wanted to give Meghan Markle a hug she got to do just that last Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The Duchess of Sussex secretly invited the former Secretary of State to visit her and her family at Frogmore Cottage. Prince Harry was not at home at the time of the visit, but Hillary spent time with Meghan and baby Archie. While there, Mrs. Clinton was able to get her wish to hug Meghan and to hold Archie just as she has been accustomed to holding her own grandchildren.
Thank You, Mr. Cleese
Just 30 words attributed to John Cleese was enough to encourage me to look further into how protectionist international trade is. Is the international market for goods and services encased in protectionist policies? Are there any countries that are totally free of such policies? Or, are all countries guilty of protectionism?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Tour of South Africa
According to People magazine, new details have been released about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Africa royal tour with Archie . The tour is at the request of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, according to Buckingham Palace.
Could Kanye or Kid Rock Save the 2020 Election or Is Celebrity Damaging Politics?
As American citizens become increasingly disengaged with American politics, there has been a rise in the ‘celebrity politician.’ The ‘celebrity politician’ is a celebrity character that uses their status as a celebrity to secure credibility in the political sphere. With a rise in a celebrity culture in America, fueled by social media growth, people are losing faith in traditional politicians and instead looking to popular celebrities to run the country. But isn’t Trump evidence enough that celebrity doesn't work in the White House? With celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Kanye West expressing their political views and wishes to run in the 2020 presidential election, could celebrity influence now make all of the difference in politics?
Anna Duggar Update: Sadly, She’s Feeling Like Her Old Self Again
We’re approaching the fourth anniversary of the Josh Duggar sex scandal, one of the biggest stories to rock the Christian patriarchy. In August 2015, Gawker discovered that former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar was a victim of the hackers who targeted Ashley Madison, a website used to arrange extramarital affairs. Josh confessed to being unfaithful to his wife and suffering from an addiction to pornography.
John Cusack Can Sit if He Wants To
Pity poor John Cusack. The once successful actor, now relegated to what was once called "Straight to Video," when there was such a thing, caught some flak lately for his off-duty performance at a Cubs game. A local news outlet snapped a shot of the grumpy-looking celeb sitting in his seat during a pre-game tribute to the US military.
Reason First: Does Nicki Minaj Know More About Individual Rights Than President Trump?
If only the Human Rights Foundation could change its name to the Individual Rights Foundation. While it is redundant to say “individual rights,” in today’s climate, it is necessary to reinforce the rights of the individual human being. And that’s what rapper Nicki Minaj has grasped. It’s too bad President Trump has failed to do this. As Minaj has canceled a show in a Saudi Arabia music festival after learning about how women, the LGBTQ community, and everyone else must endure oppression through the ill recognition of freedom of speech in that monarchy. The president should really be held accountable.