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Harry and Meghan drop royal duties and HRH titles

Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced. The couple will also no longer formally represent The Queen.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to repay £2.4m of taxpayer money for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home, the ...

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UK treasury chief: Some businesses may hurt after Brexit

Photo : Anti Brexit campaigner Steve Bray demonstrates outside Parliament in London. The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country’s treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer as a result. Sajid Javid told the Financial Times in an ...

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Brexit: There will be no automatic deportation for EU citizens – No 10

EU citizens will not automatically be deported if they fail to sign up to the settled status scheme by the 2021 deadline, Downing Street has said. The confirmation comes after European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verhofstadt said he had been given the assurance by the UK government. Under the settlement scheme, EU citizens living in the UK can apply to ...

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Royal rift: UK monarchy will look smaller when dust settles

Photo : In this Wednesday June 21, 2006 file photo, Britain’s Prince Charles, right with is brother the Prince Andrew the Duke of York as they arrive in the paddock for the Royal Ascot horse race meeting, Ascot, England. Prince Charles, the future king, has long been seen as a potential modernizer who wants a more modest monarchy in line ...

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Knife possession offences in England and Wales reach record high

The number of people cautioned or convicted for carrying knives in England and Wales has reached record levels, Ministry of Justice data shows. There were 14,135 offences in the year to September 2019 – the most since the data was first compiled in 2007. When possession offences involving other weapons were added, the total was almost 22,300 – the most ...

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Harry on first royal duty since talks with Queen

The Duke of Sussex is to carry out his first public engagement since he and the Duchess of Sussex announced they want to step back as full-time royals. Prince Harry will host the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw at Buckingham Palace of United Kingdom later on Thursday morning.He will meet representatives of the 21 nations taking part and local ...

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Tulip Siddiq appointed as UK shadow minister again

Tulip Rizwana Siddiq has been appointed as shadow early years minister from UK Labour Party. Tulip has been serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hampstead and Kilburn in the UK since 2015. She is the daughter of Sheikh Rehana, younger daughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and a niece of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.She became the first Bangali ...

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Boris Johnson: Replace Iran nuclear plan with ‘Trump deal’, says PM

The PM has said the Iran nuclear deal should be replaced with a “Trump deal”. Boris Johnson said he recognised US concerns the 2015 deal was “flawed”, but there had to be a way of stopping Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. “If we’re going to get rid of it then we need a replacement,” he told BBC Breakfast. “Let’s replace ...

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UK ‘generations away’ from equality in top roles: survey

Britain is “generations away” from achieving gender equality in top positions across the workplace, according to a survey by a leading women’s rights group published on Monday. “Despite much lip service about the importance of having women in top jobs, today’s data shows we are still generations away from achieving anything close to equality,” said Sam Smethers, chief executive of ...

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Queen agrees ‘transition’ for Harry and Meghan

The Queen has agreed a “period of transition” in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK. She said she is “entirely supportive” of their desire for a new role but “would have preferred” them to remain full-time working royals. She expects final decisions to be made in the coming days, she said. ...

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