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Pickford called up for England but Walcott overlooked

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England have announced their 23-man squad for the upcoming international break, and there’s good news for one Everton player, with disappointment for another.
Jordan Pickford retains his spot in the squad after grabbing the #1 jersey for the World Cup this summer, but Theo Walcott has been overlooked despite his excellent start to the season for the Toffees.
There are five changes to the squad from the group that traveled to Russia, with Joe Gomez, Adam Lallana, Alex McHenry, Luke Shaw and James Tarkowski all joining up.
The Three Lions play Spain in their opening game of the UEFA Nations League at Wembley on Saturday 8th September, and then host Switzerland in Leicester on Tuesday 11th September.Manager Gareth Southgate spoke about his selection process -

“We’re obviously coming off the back of a successful summer, so I think there’s a good foundation for us to build on.
“With us only being three games into the season, I felt some continuity was important so those who were with us in the …

Why Meghan Markle can wear a tiara but Princess Eugenie can"t

MOST people think that being a princess by birth means you get first dibs on wearing the royal family’s impressive collection of tiaras.
But surprisingly, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie aren’t allowed to give their eveningwear that extra sparkle — despite the fact that ‘commoners’ Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton can wear tiaras whenever they fancy.
MORE: Why Meghan Markle didn’t sign a prenup before marrying Prince Harry
MORE: Harry and Will’s big mistakeAccording to British jewellery expert Geoffrey Munn, custom dictates that only married women can wear tiaras.
“Any woman may wear one, but ancient tradition has it that they must be a bride or already married,” he told Irish website Her.
“The tiara has its roots in classical antiquity and was seen as an emblem of the loss of innocence to the crowning of love.“One of the mainstays of European royalty and aristocracy is to do what you have always done and formal dress, jewellery, and tiaras are just part of this.”
Given the British r…

Prince Harry turns crooner on stage for Hamilton musical appearance

PRINCE Harry became the star of the show when he burst into song during an appearance at the hit musical Hamilton.
Dressed in a navy suit and tie the Duke of Sussex turned crooner offered a glimpse at his own performance while on stage with the cast.
The show was held to raise money for the Duke’s HIV education charity Sentebale.
“You say …” the prince started to croon a few words of the song You’ll Be Back, treating the cast and crowd to a song sung by the King George III character — the Duke’s sixth-great-grandfather.
The theatre then erupted in cheers and laughter.
“That’s enough — he did try, but I said no,” he said, gesturing to the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who stood behind him on stage. “I don’t know how these guys do it, every single night, and in this heat as well,” Harry continued.
The prince then went on to thank the crowd for their help in raising money to help children in southern Africa.
Mr Miranda later tweeted: “King George III’s great-great-great-great-great-great …

Revealing detail in Prince Harry"s bedroom

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WELL, now we know who Prince Harry"s teenage crush was.
A recently resurfaced photo of the now-33-year-old royal"s dorm room when he was an 18-year-old student and boarder at Eton College shows Harry"s looked like many an ordinary messy teenage boy"s room: A CD player, what appears to be a tube of Lynx body spray (!) and personal photos up on the walls.
There were also a few pin-up girls thumb-tacked to his wall - including one gorgeous Hollywood star who couldn"t help but notice her presence in the photo.
Oscar-winner Halle Berry shared the photo on Twitter this week, giving Prince Harry a shout-out for his excellent taste in women. See if you can spot Berry in the pic:



Spot the Oscar-winner in Harry’s teenage bedroom? Picture: Getty



"OK #PrinceHarry, I see you! #HalleBerryPosta @MissyElliott," the 52-year-old tweeted, referencing a famous line from rapper Missy Elliott"s 2001 hit Work It.
In the song, Elliott asks "Don"t I look like a Hall…

Gina Yashere Popped By After, After Party To Speak Some Royal Wedding Truth

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On the topic of mothers adjusting to their daughter"s new careers, host Sonia Denis needed info about the royal wedding from the perspective of an actual British person. First off, Yashere didn"t even watch it! "I watched clips on YouTube," she says, adding that as a Black Brit, she"s happy Markle"s in the palace, but she"s most obsessed with Markle"s mom, Doria Ragland. "I love her mom — I love the dreads, I love the piercings," she says, adding, "I"m so glad the white side of [Markle"s] family is super ghetto. I love that."Source: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/08/208682/gina-yashere-after-after-party

See New Pictures of Pippa Middleton Getting Ready For Baby

Pippa Middleton will welcome her first child with husband James Matthews later this year, and judging by these new photos of the mom-to-be, she"s getting her house ready for the new arrival. The couple have been living in a rented accommodation for the past year while they completed renovations on their west London mansion. Per The Daily Mail, the additions to the house include a nursery, and Pippa was photographed supervising a furniture delivery to the house on Tuesday.

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The delivery included rugs, mattresses, and armchairs, suggesting that the couple are now preparing to move back into their house ahead of the arrival of their baby.



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Reports of Pippa"s pregnancy first broke in April of this year, right before her sister Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince Louis and prior to Pippa"s appearances at the royal wedding and the French Open. It wasn"t until June that she officially confirmed she is expecting a baby in a fitness…

Royal turned model Prince Nikolai celebrates 19th birthday with new portrait

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French trawlermen threaten more clashes with English scallop rivals… after Channel sea battle left Brits demanding ...

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FRENCH fishermen who attacked Brit trawlers over scallops today warned the war has only just begun as the UK calls for the Royal Navy to protect our boats.
Five boats were blockaded by 40 French vessels on Tuesday morning who lobbed petrol, smoke bombs and rocks in a two-and-a-half hour fishing rights battle.


British fisherman claim they dodged Molotov cocktails and petrol bombs in a clash with French rivals

The President of the Normandy Regional Fisheries Committee has also waded in - claiming it is becoming "more complicated to talk to the English" because of Brexit.
Dimitri Rogoff said: "We will go out to see the English again soon."A skipper on one of the French boats caught up in the clash has warned Tuesday"s ordeal could just be the start, with fishermen vowing to put pressure on shops to take British scallops off the shelves.
Anthony Quesnel, captain of La Rose des Vents, told The Times: "If we let them do what they want, they"ll ravage the area.
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Meghan Markle Returns to TV for New Queen Elizabeth Documentary — and She"s Talking Royal Wedding!

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Meghan Markle is heading back in front of the camera!
The Duchess of Sussex has taken part in a major new documentary series for the first time since becoming a royal.
Meghan, 37, is featured along with husband Prince Harry, 33, and other members of the royal family in a film about Queen Elizabeth and the Commonwealth – the family of nations linked to the U.K.
Meghan takes part in “a conversation, a stand-up chat” for the film, Queen of the World, which airs over two parts on ITV next month, a palace source says.





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Two members of the royal family, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and the Queen’s daughter Princess Anne have given formal “sit down” interviews, a royal source adds. Meghan, Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William all appear as the show promises to feature “behind-the-scenes moments with the Sovereign and other members of the Royal Family,” a statement from ITV says.
While ITV has not confirmed the details of Meghan’s role in the film, ITV News’ royal corr…

Duchess of Sussex doing secret charity work

IT’S been exactly two weeks since royal correspondent Richard Palmer implored the Duchess of Sussex to “step it up” and do more charity work.
“What I’d like to see is her taking up the cudgels now on behalf of some charities, some big issues. She has the power to make a real difference in the world,” Palmer told Yahoo’s The Royal Box program.
“That’s the way to change the conversation [away from father Thomas Markle and half-sister Samantha], to move it on.”
But royal historian and expert Marlene Koenig said Meghan Markle is actually already doing charitable work in her new role. She’s simply doing it in secret.“From what I understand, she’s been working privately with [The Royal Foundation],” Koenig said, pointing to the main charity the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, work with.

Koenig explained the extent of Meghan’s welfare work is being kept under wraps until she has completed her “princess classes”, and is completely at ease with the cultural a…

Prince Harry Charmed the World Again By Singing 2 Words Onstage

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Prince Harry briefly showed off his pipes Wednesday night, proving he could always take up a career in music if the whole royal family thing doesn’t work out.
As if the polo stick slinger and Meghan Markle attending a performance at Hamilton at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre weren’t special enough, Prince Harry hopped onstage to treat audiences to his singing voice.
“You say….” he began to warm choruses of applause.
It was just a snippet from the Hamilton song “You’ll Be Back” that the tyrannical King George III character sings. But it was more than enough to make the crowd flip for it. Not to mention, the musical’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda stomped his foot in excitement, and of course royal fans online joined in on the cheers.The concert was held to raise money for Sentebale, the charity that Prince Harry co-founded with Prince Seesio of Lesotho that works to support kids with HIV, AIDS and children with high needs in Lesotho and Botswana.Instead of finishing the song – effectively …

The Other Side of the "Markle Debacle"

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"What riles me is Meghan"s sense of superiority. She"d be nothing without me. I made her the Duchess she is today. Everything that Meghan is, I made her. I tell you, I’ve just about reached my limit with Meghan and the Royal family. I’m about to unload on them."Following months of tabloid interviews, collusion with the paparazzi, a woeful stint on Good Morning Britain (and let"s not forget those car crash late night chats with TMZ), these are the words which finally tipped the balance, prompting even those most sympathetic to Thomas Markle to pause for thought and say enough is enough. Are these the words of a loving, caring father with the best interests of his daughter at heart? In a series of dyspeptic outbursts one could argue Markle seems hellbent on causing as much aggravation, humiliation and public embarrassment to his daughter as he can possibly muster.In the days before the Royal Wedding, a time which should have been among the most joyous in Harry a…

Meghan Markle speaks about Queen in first film since royal wedding

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The Queen has been described as both ‘the boss’, ‘a loving grandmother’ and ‘a dedicated guiding force for her family.’
Now a new documentary will see behind-the-scene glimpses of how the monarch passes on her knowledge and experience to younger members of the royal family.
A new ITV series focuses on her role as head of the Commonwealth and look at her interacting with other global leaders as well as the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.


The film will show how the Queen guides successive generations of her family (Picture: WireImage)

The two hour-long programmes, entitled Queen of the World, were filmed over the course of a year and also feature footage from the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s private film archives.
It will be new royal Meghan Markle’s first TV interview about her grandmother-in-law.
The series will reflect on the continued importance in which the Queen holds the Commonwealth and how it has grown during her reign.


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Meghan Markle: 100 Days Of Royal Fashion Style In 15 Photos

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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is developing her signature royal look            Photo: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images



Since becoming a member of the British royal family when she married Prince Harry last May, Meghan Markle’s style has gone through an evolution thoroughly scrutinized by the media and the public.
Although the 37-year-old American former actress had a developed sense of fashion and a chic modern style well before her nuptials, since becoming a duchess she has had to rewire some of her ways in order to respond to the strictures of royal protocol, which is so rigid it confuses even some expert royalists.


Markle attending a polo competition at the Polo Club in Windsor in July     Photo: Matt Dunham/AP





At the wedding of Charlie van Straubenzee, one of Harry"s best friends, in Surrey   Photo: zz/KGC-55/STAR MAX/IPx



To help her conform, in addition to her well-developed fashion instinct, Markle has a team of aides and despite unavoidable criticism, until now her …

Royal turned model Prince Nikolai celebrates 19th birthday with new portrait

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Cape Town – Royal turned runway model, Prince Nikolai of Denmark celebrated his 19th birthday with a classy new portrait.
The Danish royal - son of Prince Joachim and Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg – is signed to Denmark-based agency Scoop Models and made his runway debut for Burberry at London Fashion Week earlier this year.READ MORE:This gorgeous Danish Prince is taking the modelling world by storm!
Celebrating his special day, the Danish royal family released a new snapshot of the birthday boy, showing off his modelling chops while keeping it nice and classy.
Prince Nikolai is wearing a navy blazer and a light blue button-down shirt while flashing a cute smile.
SEE THE PORTRAIT HERE: Source: https://m.channel24.co.za/Gossip/Royal-News/royal-turned-model-prince-nikolai-celebrates-19th-birthday-with-new-portrait-20180829-2

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Adopted a New Labrador Retriever

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have added a new member to their family. No, it"s not a royal baby, but it is the next best thing: A new royal dog. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly adopted a new Labrador Retriever, which has apparently already moved in with them at Kensington Palace.Many think the new dog is a replacement for Bogart, the Labrador-Shepherd mix Meghan had to leave behind when she moved to the UK to be with Harry. Meghan was able to bring along her Beagle, Guy, who was a star in his own right on the former actress" Instagram before she had to shut it down, per royal rules.

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The new pup is reportedly already settled into life at Nottingham Cottage.
"The dog is already happily ensconced at their cottage, " a royal source told The Daily Mail. "Like the Sussexes, the dog will divide its time between the palace and their country home in the Cotswolds."Meghan and Har…