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  • The Telegraph

    Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may miss Queen's festive dinner

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may not be included in the Queen’s “Christmas bubble” as their three young children will be considered a risk to their elderly great-grandparents, The Telegraph understands. The Queen, 94, and Duke of Edinburgh, 99, will be limited to spending the festive period with two other households, just like the rest of the nation, meaning that the traditional mass gathering at Sandringham is off the table. A final decision about who will join Her Majesty is not expected to be made for another few days but royal sources have acknowledged that factors such as the monarch’s age and relative frailty will be taken into account. The elderly couple are in the most at-risk bracket for coronavirus and have thus far been carefully shielded by what has become known as “HMS bubble,” comprising a vastly reduced staff. Buckingham Palace doctors will advise the Queen about the most sensible way forward and will be particularly mindful of the Duke’s frailty after he was hospitalised just before Christmas last year with a pre-existing condition.

  • The Guardian

    Josh O’Connor: ‘I had to advocate for Prince Charles on set. He’s always told: shut up’

    Josh O’Connor: ‘I had to advocate for Prince Charles on set. He’s always told: shut up’Ears aside, Josh O’Connor wasn’t the obvious choice to play the heir to the throne in The Crown. The Labour-supporting republican talks lucky breaks, lockdown and life after Charles

  • The Telegraph

    The meaning behind the Duchess of Cambridge's timeless high street wardrobe

    I’m sure that the Duchess of Cambridge would never have considered that her speech marking the results of the survey she launched into the Early Years at the beginning of this year would fall on Black Friday. And yet, it seems apposite that on a day which has come to symbolise throwaway fashion and mindless shopping, she would showcase some of the hardest working, longest-lasting high street buys in her wardrobe. For the speech itself, the Duchess donned the £99 rose pink blazer from M&S; which she debuted with matching trousers at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis back in March, completing a trio of appearances which exemplify why fashion editors extol the virtues of buying trousers suits. First, she styled it as an impactful double-act visiting the London Ambulance Centre, then in September she wore the trousers alone in a more relaxed way with Superga trainers and a fitted t-shirt as she met parents with young children to discuss how they’d coped with the pandemic. And today, the jacket worked for her keynote speech, given over video where ‘top half’ dressing was the priority.

  • Yahoo Style UK

    Duchess of Cambridge says early years should be 'on par with the other great social challenges' in keynote speech

    Kate has said she want the early years to be on par with other great social challenges.

  • Evening Standard

    Duchess of Cambridge warns against ignoring the importance of early child development in landmark speech

    The Duchess of Cambridge has warned against ignoring the importance of early child development as it is an major issue that shapes the type of society we will  become. In a keynote speech, delivered virtually, to mark publication of her landmark research, Kate highlighted how problems in early childhood are the root cause of fundamental social challenges - such as family break down and mental health issues.

  • The Telegraph

    Duchess of Cambridge says early years should be treated as 'one of great social challenges of our time'

    The Duchess of Cambridge has called for early years development to be “on par with the other great social challenges of our time” as she warned that change might not be fully felt for a generation. In a passionate keynote speech, delivered at a Royal Foundation forum, the Duchess revealed that her own interest in early childhood did not stem from becoming a mother, insisting that being a parent was “not a prerequisite for understanding the importance of the early years.” She warned that waiting until parenthood before showing an interest was too late. The Duchess has unveiled the findings of the biggest ever UK study on the early years, which reveals that only a quarter of parents understand the critical importance of early childhood. The report, commissioned by the Royal Foundation, concludes that parents need better support and access to information from society as a whole.

  • Yahoo News UK

    Prince Charles adopts three hedgehogs at Scottish estate

    Dumfries House has adopted hedgehogs, thought to be four-months-old, to live in a more natural setting.

  • The Independent

    Prince William: Actors with British-only passports ‘barred’ from playing royal in Princess Diana film due to Brexit

    New casting call states only European passport holders will be permitted to audition

  • The Independent

    Princess Diana film producer denies British actors will be barred from Prince William role over Brexit

    Casting call posted online this week said British actors could not apply for the role due to new Brexit rules

  • The Telegraph

    How the Duchess of Cambridge's Reiss dress is a touching tribute to her mother

    Late last night, Kensington Palace released a video of the Duchess of Cambridge in which she called for more support for young parents in an attempt to break the destructive cycle a troubled childhood can cause later in life. In the clip, she references a report that argues that the 'early years' – the period from conception to age five – are critical in providing the foundation for future physical and mental health, and that as a society we need to do more to help the parents of small children.