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Feds Formally Ask UK For Testimony By Prince Andrew

NBC News reports: Federal prosecutors in New York have formally requested through the British government to speak with Prince Andrew as part of their criminal investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s history of sexual abuse, according to a person familiar with the matter. The request, made under a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, or MLAT, is similar to a subpoena in this case …

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LIVE VIDEO: Queen Elizabeth Speaks About Pandemic

The BBC reports: The Queen is to stress the value of self-discipline and resolve during the coronavirus pandemic in a special address to the nation on Sunday. In a rare speech, she will acknowledge the grief, pain and financial difficulties Britons are facing during this “time of disruption”. She will also thank NHS staff and key workers, and emphasise the …

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BRITAIN: Prince Charles Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The BBC reports: The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has confirmed. Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, a spokesman said. The Duchess of Cornwall, 72, has also been tested but does not have the virus. Clarence House said Charles and Camilla were now self-isolating at Balmoral, adding the …

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Prince Andrew Won’t Cooperate In Epstein Probe

The Guardian reports: Prince Andrew has “completely shut the door” on cooperating with US investigators in the Jeffrey Epstein case and they are now “considering” further options, a New York prosecutor said on Monday. Andrew was a friend of Epstein, the wealthy financier and convicted sex offender whose death in custody while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges in New …

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Queen Elizabeth Dons Gloves Per Advice On Virus

The Independent reports: Queen Elizabeth donned a pair of gloves during an investiture ceremony Tuesday — the first time she has done so in more than 60 years — amid snowballing coronavirus fears in the UK and around the world, according to new reports. The 93-year-old monarch was pictured wearing a pair of long white gloves — which also covered …

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Queen Elizabeth: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are No Longer “Working Royals,” No More Public Money

NBC News reports: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer use “royal highness” titles and won’t receive public money for their public duties, Buckingham Palace said Saturday. The announcement comes after the couple announced plans to “step back” from their roles as senior members of the British royal family and live a more independent life. “Harry, Meghan and Archie …

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Kevin Spacey Accuser Ari Behn Dead By Suicide

The BBC reports: Ari Behn, the former son-in-law of Norway’s king, has died aged 47, his spokesman has said. Behn, the author of several novels and plays, married Princess Martha Louise in 2002 but the couple divorced two years ago. His spokesman told Norway’s NTB agency that Behn had taken his own life. In December 2017, Behn accused the disgraced …

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Queen To Address “Bumpy” Year In Xmas Speech

The Associated Press reports: Queen Elizabeth II plans to acknowledge that both Britain and her family have endured a difficult year by saying during her Christmas message that it has been a “bumpy” time. The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and the Commonwealth nations on Christmas Day. She is thought to be referring both to Britain’s tortuous path …

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Prince Andrew’s Accuser Claims She Had Sex With Him Three Times After Being Recruited At Mar-A-Lago

Courthouse News reports: Prince Andrew suffered fresh scrutiny Monday night when the woman who says she was a trafficking victim made to have sex with him when she was 17 asked the British public to support her quest for justice. Virginia Roberts Giuffre told BBC Panorama that people “should not accept this as being OK.” Giuffre’s first UK television interview …

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Britain’s Prince Andrew Steps Down From Public Duties

Reuters reports: Britain’s Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his ill-judged association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family’s work. Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son, denies an allegation that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl procured for him by his friend Epstein, who killed himself …

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Prince Andrew Says Epstein Friendship Was “Mistake”

The Daily Beast reports: Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, issued a lengthy statement on Saturday in which he admitted it was a “mistake and an error” to continue his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein after the convicted pedophile was released from a Florida jail in 2009. “I can only reiterate my regret that I was mistaken to think that what …

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Prince Andrew Denies “Abhorrent” Epstein Reports

NBC News reports: Britain’s Prince Andrew is once again trying to distance himself from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. “The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement emailed to NBC News on Monday, referring to the prince by his royal title. “His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation …

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Trump Claims Queen Elizabeth “Hasn’t Had So Much Fun In 25 Years” As She Did When He Was Visiting Her

The Hill reports: President Trump said on Friday that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II had more fun with him during his state visit to the United Kingdom this month than she has had in more than two decades. “I have such a great relationship, and we were laughing and having fun. And her people said she hasn’t had so much fun …

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How Trump Lied For Years About British Royals Planning To Buy Into His Properties: Planted Stories, Fake Claims

CNN reports: President Donald Trump was all smiles on Monday as he attended a state dinner at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. But the royal family has for years batted back stories that its members were looking into or joining Trump’s properties — stories that, according to multiple biographies of Trump, were spread by the real-estate developer himself. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Arrives At Buckingham Palace

CBS News reports: President Trump touched down at Stansted Airport outside London on Monday morning, kicking off his first official state visit to Britain. After a helicopter ride into the center of the British capital Mr. Trump and First Lady Melania will rest for a while before joining Queen Elizabeth II for lunch. Thousands protested during Mr. Trump’s last visit …

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First Full Trailer For Downton Abbey Movie Arrives

Entertainment Weekly reports: The first full trailer for the Downton Abbey movie has arrived, and it confirms some royally big news: The film will center around the king and queen’s visit to Downton and the Crawley family and staff’s attempts to prepare for this momentous occasion — including Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) calling on Carson (Jim Carter) for assistance. What …

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BBC Host Fired For Racist Tweet About Royal Baby

The Independent reports: Danny Baker has been fired from the BBC following an apology over a “racist” tweet about the royal baby. The former BBC Radio 5 Live host was criticised for the post, which he shared moments after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world. The tweet featured a black-and-white photograph …

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Prince Harry And Duchess Meghan Present New Baby

NBC News reports: Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle, who is now the Duchess of Sussex, said they were caught up with the “magic” of parenthood as they offered the world their first glimpse of their newborn son Wednesday. Prince Harry and Meghan addressed the world’s media on Wednesday, 48 hours after their new arrival. “It’s magic, it’s pretty …

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Britain: Royal Family Welcomes Latest Addition [VIDEO]

NPR reports: The latest royal baby has arrived. Meghan Markle, who is married to Britain’s Prince Harry, gave birth to the couple’s first child early Monday. The baby boy weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. His name hasn’t yet been announced. The baby is “very healthy,” Harry told reporters later in the day, adding that “mother and baby are …

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UK Plans Evacuation Of Royals In Event Of Brexit Riots

Politico reports: If Britain crashes out of the EU, and things go bad in London, Queen Elizabeth II will be ready to make her own exit — to an undisclosed location. The U.K. government has repurposed Cold War emergency evacuation planning to prepare for the chance of violence and mayhem following a no-deal Brexit, and the need to protect the …

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