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Adorable first image of Tony Abbott's new grandson

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Frances Loch, Tony Abbott’s daughter, has shared adorable photos of her newborn just two weeks after his birth.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This guy…,” she captioned the most recent photo on Instagram.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRzKUWGjf-j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRzKUWGjf-j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by FRANNY (@francesloch)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Frances, who is married to former Olympic rower Sam Loch, previously shared her “intense” experience while giving birth and how it was all “forgotten” when she met her newborn son.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Birth was intense and incredible. Every part that was difficult and uncomfortable was forgotten in the next moment and 100 times worth it because it was bringing him closer to us,” Loch wrote.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I used my breath and all my strength. I trusted my body, my baby and my team (My ride or die Sam Loch and our amazing doula Kim). Not only was this beautiful nine-pounder born, but also a mother, father, and family.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRfIT8Ljq1U/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRfIT8Ljq1U/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by FRANNY (@francesloch)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Frances and Sam announced the birth of Ernest on July 19.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Tipping the scales at an even 9lb [4kg]. Brought into existence by his mum with nothing but breathing, coconut water and heart,” Sam wrote on Instagram.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRNmd4QLCjK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRNmd4QLCjK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Sam Loch (@samloch)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The couple were engaged two weeks after meeting, and married three months later.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Frances is the second of Abbott’s three daughters.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Frances Loch / Instagram</span></em></p>

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New “striking” evidence in Dorante-Day claims

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Simon Dorante-Day, the Queensland grandfather who believes he is the son of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has shared a new, “striking” piece of evidence for his claim.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He has released a new photo comparing the 55-year-old’s son against two images of The Queen, causing a stir on social media.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With the image of Liam Dorante-Day in the centre, it can be compared against a photo of her majesty in her earlier years on one side and a more recent image of her on the other.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The similarities are hard to deny, that’s for sure,” Mr Dorante-Day told </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">7NEWS.com.au</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The teeth, the smile, all of it. And Liam has Prince Charles’ ears, that’s plain to see.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Others online have agreed, saying the likeness in the photos was “undeniable”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“He is the double of The Queen in her older years,” one said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’ve never seen anyone so alike! Wow,” wrote another.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Check the teeth in picture on the right with your son,” a third added.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Striking similarities,” another said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Many of Mr Dorante-Day’s supporters say they used to be sceptics - but have since been convinced.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When I first came across [this] story I honestly rolled my eyes and thought these claims were rubbish,” one said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“But it’s the photos that continue to convince me I’m wrong. I hope the truth comes out to the public one day.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Another added: “The picture speaks volumes. I wish someone could wave a magic wand and bring this to a conclusion.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The new evidence comes weeks after another photo of Simon compared to a younger Queen Elizabeth shocked many.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 280px; height: 210px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842714/d16914878b71a9bf81af5f2369cb61938ad7eb94-4x3-x0y24w280h210.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4a807af7ee39444d88e2ef71b6e4370d" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Facebook</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You have the Queen’s eyes. Out of all the pictures and comparisons, you should use this one when anyone doubts you,” said one.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A blind man could see you are theirs! They won’t ever admit it because it has too many implications. It’s really sad they won’t/can’t just tell the truth,” another sympathised.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Facebook</span></em></p>

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Terri Irwin shares sweet image for Bindi's birthday

<p><span>Bindi Irwin is 23 and her family is paying tribute in the sweetest way they know how.</span><br /><br /><span>It is The Crikey! It's The Irwins star’s first birthday as a mother to baby Grace Warrior Irwin Powell, who was born in March this year.</span><br /><br /><span>Bindi's mother Terri Irwin was one of the first to wish her daughter a happy birthday on July 24, after taking to Twitter to post a sweet message alongside an image of Bindi, Terri, and the late Steve Irwin.</span><br /><br /><span>"Happy birthday, beautiful Bindi. You have always been our greatest adventure!" the 57-year-old wrote, alongside the beautiful throwback.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Happy birthday, beautiful Bindi. You have always been our greatest adventure! <a href="https://t.co/regYdMy5fr">pic.twitter.com/regYdMy5fr</a></p> — Terri Irwin (@TerriIrwin) <a href="https://twitter.com/TerriIrwin/status/1418685505449857029?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 23, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><br /><span>Bindi's husband Chandler Powell, 24, also took to social media to honour his wife.</span><br /><br /><span>Sharing a photo of Bindi holding a smiling Grace as Chandler holds a turtle, he wrote: "Happy birthday to the most amazing woman I know. Wife, mother, and Wildlife Warrior.</span><br /><br /><span>“My favourite thing about you is your kind heart.</span><br /><br /><span>"You dedicate each day to bringing happiness and love to everyone around you. Today it's our turn to celebrate how incredible you are. I love you ❤️"</span><br /><br /><span>Chandler also shared an image of Bindi cradling baby Grace in her arms to his Instagram Story.</span><br /><br /><span>Bindi's 17-year-old brother Robert Irwin shared his own well wishes on Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>The young Irwin posted a photo of Bindi, Chandler, himself and Grace, who is sporting a very fashionable pair of purple sunnies.</span><br /><br /><span>"Happy birthday @bindisueirwin 😊," Robert's message began.</span><br /><br /><span>"You've always been the best sister, and now it's so cool to see you as such a wonderful mum to little Grace! I'm so proud of you! (Ps. You and Chandler are raising an absolute fashion icon 😂😎)"</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRtWhHkDIC9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRtWhHkDIC9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Robert Irwin (@robertirwinphotography)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Australia Zoo also shared a heartfelt message for the now 23-year-old ahead of her birthday.</span><br /><br /><span>"Tomorrow is @BindiSueIrwin's first birthday as a mother💕 She has inspired the world with her kindness and passion for making the world a better place," Australia Zoo wrote on Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>Bindi herself closed out her special day with a post of her own on Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>"My first birthday as a mama has been the most beautiful gift. Our sweet Grace Warrior's face says it all," Bindi's message read.</span><br /><br /><span>"Today I celebrated by feeding Monty the crocodile and hugging my gorgeous girl (not at the same time!). 💛</span><br /><br /><span>“Thank you for the lovely birthday messages and kind support, it means the world to me."</span></p>

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Police horse is “doing well” after alleged attack

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Images of a NSW Police horse allegedly being hit by a protestor at Sydney’s anti-lockdown rally have emerged and since gone viral.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Taken at Saturday’s anti-lockdown protest, which was attended by 3,500 mostly maskless people, the image shows the horse being allegedly struck on the nose by a man wearing a ‘Free Speech’ shirt.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Online, many have been arguing whether the horse was pushed, poked, or shoved.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a statement shared about the arrest and charging of two men involved in the incident on Monday, NSW Police said “police horses were struck and pushed”.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters gather in Australia's two largest cities, with several arrested in Sydney after violent clashes with police <a href="https://t.co/fM7nMsEDVx">https://t.co/fM7nMsEDVx</a> <a href="https://t.co/38yuvgMi2g">pic.twitter.com/38yuvgMi2g</a></p> — AFP News Agency (@AFP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AFP/status/1418818226583187456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 24, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“As a result of inquiries, investigators from Strike Force Seasoned attended a unit on Marlborough Street, Surry Hills, about 11.20pm (Saturday 24 July 2021), and arrested a 33-year-old man,” NSW Police said in a statement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">33-year-old Kristian Pulkownik was arrested at his Surry Hills home and charged with affray, joining or continuing in an unlawful assembly, committing an act of cruelty upon an animal, and breaching a COVID-19 restriction.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Another man, aged 36, was also arrested and charged with assault of an officer in the execution of duty, committing an act of cruelty upon an animal, and not complying with noticed direction.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Both men appeared briefly at Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday, with Mr Pulkownik representing himself, and were both refused bail.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Pulkownik is due to appear in court again next month.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">An absolute moron, wearing a "Free Speech" singlet, during an anti-lockdown protest, punching a horse. <br /><br />Put this image on a stamp. <a href="https://t.co/BeWnc3GVJp">pic.twitter.com/BeWnc3GVJp</a></p> — Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) <a href="https://twitter.com/adamliaw/status/1418824718077988864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 24, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Following the incident, the police were flooded with supportive messages expressing concern about the horse’s condition.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a social media post, the NSW Police Mounted Unit confirmed the horse, called Tobruk, was doing well, sharing an image of Tobruk as well.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Our beautiful brave Tobruk safe and uninjured after his awful encounter today. Thank you again everyone for your words of support,” the post read.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a later update, the unit revealed that Tobruk has been spoiled with gifts from the community.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:375px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842673/217003433_4136854053072817_3175006019758362356_n.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0fbb4a497c054942a0861b80b9011534" /></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We cannot thank you all enough for the support shown to our horses and staff,” the unit said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Carrots, apples, licorice, chocolate and bunches of flowers. Tobruk being extra spoilt by the yummy gifts today!!</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Mounted Unit - NSW Police Force / Facebook, Adam Liaw / Twitter</span></em></p>

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Why youngest ever TED Talker got a standing ovation

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A seven-year-old Australian girl has delivered a TED Talk on parenting that has seen her become an internet sensation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Molly Wright took the stage, telling adults how they had better interact with their children.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She’s the youngest person to give a TED Talk, and the video of her talk has since received more than 100,000 views.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“My talk today is about things grown-ups can do to shape us as children,” the young Queenslander said in the talk.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Molly is the new spokesperson for the Mindaroo Foundation’s “Thrive by Five” campaign, run by Andrew “Twiggy” and Nicola Forrest.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The campaign says the first 1,000 days of a child’s life are crucial for their development.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If we don’t take charge and look after our early years, then everything we do later is just a patch-up,” Nicola Forrest said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In her talk, Molly says simple interactive games like Peek-a-Boo can be literally life-changing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Every moment is an opportunity to connect, talk and play,” she said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Imagine the difference we could make if everyone, everywhere did this.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The young speaker also chastised parents for an over-reliance on technology, arguing it could have harmful effects on kids in the long term.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">During her talk, she showed a dad using his iPad and ignoring his one-year-old child who was reaching out for attention.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Kids are hardwired to seek out meaningful connections and not receiving them causes confusion and stress,” she said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Interactions early and often matter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Take it from me, the seven-year-old up here talking about brain science.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Molly’s talk brought the audience to a standing ovation, and has already been shown in maternity wards across Australia.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The film will also be placed in 1,400 doctor’s waiting rooms throughout the country.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: TED</span></em></p>

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Memorialise your pet in a musical portrait

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A composer has started writing unusual pieces that look like adorable animals - and sound just as lovely.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After completing his music studies, Noam Oxman was looking for a way to use his talents. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With his love of animals, music and drawing, the Jerusalem-based composer found an ingenious way to combine all three in ‘Sympawnies’.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/COVLbB-ihym/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/COVLbB-ihym/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Sympawnies (@sympawnies)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oxman said he was fascinated by the unique handwriting style of J.S. Bach, whose music would sometimes contain hidden symbols or meanings.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Inspired by the great composer, Oxman now creates bespoke compositions and graphic scores that illustrate beloved pets.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CPLZqpDiL9j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CPLZqpDiL9j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Sympawnies (@sympawnies)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oxman said his symphonies use musical language based on baroque and classical styles because of the flexibility and expression the styles provide.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The creative composer studied jazz piano, composition, and music theory at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CQL2QtECsTO/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CQL2QtECsTO/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Sympawnies (@sympawnies)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He also volunteers in animal shelters, works with rescue animals, and has three cats of his very own with his partner.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oxman is open for commissions, with at least 20 percent of his profits used to feed and provide medical treatment for stray cats.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Sympawnies / Instagram</span></em></p>

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The Royal family celebrate Prince George’s 8th birthday with a gorgeous new portrait!

<p><span>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared a new photo of Prince George to celebrate his eighth birthday.</span><br /><br /><span>Sitting in the bonnet of a Land Rover car while flashing a beaming smile, it appears the future king is honouring his great-grandfather as that was his favourite vehicle up until he died.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842600/prince-george-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/5d5746bc17f040cf854ddd958eb7c458" /><br /><br /><span>The sweet picture was taken by Duchess Catherine, who has made it a royal tradition to take and share photos of her three beautiful kids on their respective birthdays.</span><br /><br /><span>Much to the delight of Royal fans, Prince George has been making more public appearances with his parents.</span><br /><br /><span>In recent events, the young Royal has appeared hand in hand with his mum and dad for two important soccer matches in England, during the Euro Final earlier this month.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842599/prince-george-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c1e24f962ccd456fb5b2c91ce3ed5762" /><br /><br /><span>The future Kings both wore matching suits and ties for a game between England and Germany at London’s Wembley Stadium.</span></p> <p><em>Images: Getty</em></p>

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Mick Jagger’s girlfriend shares rare look into family life

<p><span>Mick Jagger's girlfriend Melanie Hamrick has given fans a rare photo of the couple with their young son.</span><br /><br /><span>Hamrick, who is a choreographer and former ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, shared the adorable snap to Instagram over the weekend to celebrate her 35th birthday.</span><br /><br /><span>"Feeling all the love today ❤️ Thank you everyone for the wonderful messages 🙌🏼😍🥳," she shared on July 18.</span><br /><br /><span>The sweet photo shows Hamrick leaning over to kiss her 77-year-old partner on the cheek while he looks at their four-year-old son, Deveraux.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRcmWu5nWph/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRcmWu5nWph/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Melanie Hamrick (@melhamrick)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The veteran Rolling Stones rocker has been with Hamrick for six years and rarely shows him on her Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>The pair met while the Rolling Stones were on tour in Tokyo, but at the time he was in a relationship with designer L'Wren Scott.</span><br /><br /><span>"Mick first met Melanie in Tokyo, but it was a very brief encounter as she was with a number of other ballet dancers," a source told <em>The Sun</em> at the time.</span><br /><br /><span>"They got on well and stayed in touch, but it was only ever friendly because Mick was obviously madly in love with L'Wren."</span><br /><br /><span>Following Scott's sudden death in March 2014, Hamrick reached out to send love to Jagger.<img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842568/onj-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/86f48fb1345c4ce1bd732997d35580da" /></span></p> <p><em>Image: Getty</em></p> <p><span>"They met in New York as friends. There was a spark there and she provided a distraction to the emotional hell he was going through," the source said.</span><br /><br /><span>"He invited her to Zurich to see the Stones and that's when things became intimate between them."</span><br /><br /><span>The couple welcomed Deveraux — their first child together — in December 2016.</span><br /><br /><span>Jagger has eight other children whose ages span from 50 to 21.</span></p>

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A dog groomer’s autocorrect fail has owner reeling

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A dog groomer’s morbid blunder has left one client reeling in an awkward autocorrect fail.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sharing a screenshot of the text exchange on Reddit, another employee at the grooming salon called the messages “a startingly matter of fact message from the groomer”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After the owner dropped their dog - a beagle named Dexter - off at the salon, the groomer alerted the owner that the appointment was over with the message: “Dexter is dead.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Realising their mistake, the groomer clarified what they meant a minute later, “Hi Dexter is ready now!! Sorry stupid auto correct.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The groomer also shared a photo of the dog to prove he was very much alive and freshly-sheared.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“He’s had a great time,” they confirmed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 331.10367892976586px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842547/https___prodstatic9net-5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/15f33eeaa4444b52b192e0f540cfaee7" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though the owner’s response was not included in the screenshot, Reddit users were quick to reply with their own interpretations of the odd situation.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Your dog is dead….. Tired after the wonderful day he’s had!” one user wrote.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m in stitches. Something about the blunt message, and the picture proving that the dog is not in fact dead has set me off. Brilliant,” another commented.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Just needed [the dog groomer] to hold up today’s paper in the shot,” a third added.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Reddit</span></p>

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First photos of Jamie Durie’s new baby girl

<p><span>The <em>House Rules</em> judge Jamie Durie and his partner Ameka Jane have welcomed a healthy baby girl into the world.</span><br /><br /><span>The celebrity gardener announced the joyful news on Sunday morning by sharing a series of blissful snaps to social media.</span><br /><br /><span>“My heart is overflowing,” the 51-year-old wrote on his Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>“We are thrilled to introduce you to our beautiful baby girl, Beau Durie.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRckREkDF8k/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRckREkDF8k/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jamie Durie (@jamiedurie)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>“Words can’t describe how proud I am of my girls,” he added.</span><br /><br /><span>“Thank you my beautiful Ameka for bringing so much joy into our lives.”</span><br /><br /><span>Beau is the pair’s first child together, however Durie already has a 26-year-old daughter named Taylor, with his ex-girlfriend Michelle Glennock.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CQzFts2HF3w/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CQzFts2HF3w/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Taylor Durie (@taylordurie)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The TV star and 34-year-old Ameka announced their engagement to the world in February of this year.</span><br /><br /><span>Durie proposed to his singer/songwriter fiancee on Valentine’s Day.</span><br /><br /><span>The gardening guru admitted he’d had to “lure” her out of the house so he could surprise her at a picturesque location to pop the question.</span><br /><br /><span>“I said, ‘darling, a mate of mine and his partner want to do a double date for Valentine’s Day, do you want to join us?’” Durie explained during a chat on<em> The Morning Show.</em></span><br /><br /><span>“She got dressed up and off we go.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLxjWuoA93j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLxjWuoA93j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jamie Durie (@jamiedurie)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Rather than to a double dinner date, 33-year-old Ameka arrived to a stunning waterside location where her TV star partner had spelled out “marry me” written in roses and Australian native flowers.</span><br /><br /><span>“It was really good,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span>“She said YES,” he shared in a post to Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>“Thrilled to announce our engagement. Thank you to my beautiful @amekajane for turning my life upside down.</span><br /><br /><span>“I couldn’t be happier…”</span></p>

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Harry and Meghan rumoured to return to Windsor for Lilibet's christening

<p>There are new reports saying that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be heading to Windsor to get baby girl Lilibet baptised at Windsor Castle.</p> <p>The pair want the Queen to be among guests, but are aware the situation "will be definitely awkward".</p> <p>"Meghan isn't flavour of the month with the family," the Mirrors' royal editor Russel Myers explained.</p> <p>"Certainly, the family have always said they will be much-loved members of the family.</p> <p>"However, we're still talking about the fallout of the Oprah Winfrey interview, Emmy or no Emmy nomination.</p> <p>"The tensions are still running very, very high within the family, indeed."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxNPb_9B0fn/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxNPb_9B0fn/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>At the time of writing, it is just a rumour and nothing has been confirmed by the royal couple themselves, but considering brother Archie was baptised there in 2019, the rumour isn't without merit.</p> <p>Archie's baptism was a small affair, with just 25 guests in attendance and the full list was never made public.</p>

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Queen Elizabeth’s REAL favourite child revealed

<p><span>Queen Elizabeth's long-rumoured favourite child has always been Prince Andrew but an expert has claimed this could not be further from the truth.</span><br /><br /><span>Her Majesty has four children with the late Duke of Edinburgh, welcoming their Prince Charles in 1948, Princess Anne in 1950, Prince Andrew in 1960 and finally Prince Edward in 1964.</span><br /><br /><span>Author of the new biography The Queen, Matthew Dennison has argued that the monarch and her husband have always adored Edward just a bit more than the rest of their children.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/16163/7-queen-elizabeth-ii-prince-andrew-and-prince-edward-1971.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d44a857b456a4e0194ac4b9f81a1df2d" /><br /><span>"Prince Edward, seemingly a bit wet and a tad irritating to the rest of us, was always his parents' favourite," Dennison said.</span><br /><br /><span>"That became apparent in 1987 when Edward, aged 22, opted out of the Royal Marines when he was just a third of the way through his 12-month basic training course.</span><br /><br /><span>"To the surprise of some, Prince Philip (Captain-General of the Royal Marines) did not come down on his son like a ton of bricks.</span><br /><br /><span>"He accepted that the Marines 'wasn't right for Edward' – and to this day Edward is grateful for that."</span><br /><br /><span>Ingrid Seward, who has also written a number of books on the royal family also agrees that Prince Edward is the monarch's favourite child.</span><br /><br /><span>She said the proof lies in Prince Philip's reaction to Edward quitting the Royal Marines.</span><br /><br /><span>For the Daily Mail, she said: "Given his action-man image and his well-earned reputation for irascibility, many people assumed he [Prince Philip] was outraged.</span><br /><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842384/charles-edward-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/5e81c807737b470686dc12dba2efd3ec" /><br /><span>"Stories soon spread that harsh words had been exchanged between father and son; even that Edward had been reduced to tears by his father's anger.</span><br /><br /><span>"The truth was quite the opposite: of all the Royal Family, Philip was in fact the most sympathetic.</span><br /><br /><span>"He understood his son's decision, which he considered a brave one, and supported him fully."</span><br /><br /><span>A week after Prince Edward stepped down from the marines, he was pictured walking with his father to church at Sandringham.</span><br /><br /><span>It was taken by many as a public show of support.</span><br /><br /><span>A few years later, Prince Philip promised his younger son that he would inherit the title of Duke of Edinburgh which Philip had originally received when he married a then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947.</span><br /><br /><span>However reports claim Prince Charles has been hesitant to give the title of Duke of Edinburgh to his younger brother.</span><br /><br /><span>When Prince Philip passed away in April, his title, Duke of Edinburgh passed to Prince Charles as per tradition.</span><br /><br /><span>The title will remain with Charles until he becomes King, as it will merge with the Crown.</span><br /><br /><span>Charles can then decide whether he wants to bestow his brother with the honour, another member of his family or leave it in abeyance.</span><br /><br /><span>Buckingham Palace said Edward would be "given the Dukedom of Edinburgh in due course when the present title held now by Prince Philip eventually reverts to the Crown".</span><br /><br /><span>His wife Sophie, 56, recently spoke about a conversation between Prince Philip and her husband surrounding the title.</span><br /><br /><span>"We sat there slightly stunned," said Sophie told the UK Telegraph in June.</span><br /><br /><span>"He literally came straight in and said, 'Right. I'd like it very much if you would consider that'."</span><br /><br /><span>Prince Edward – who currently has the title Earl of Wessex – is the only one out of the sons to not have a dukedom.</span></p>

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Never-before-seen footage of Prince George will warm your heart

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post-body-container"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A sweet family moment between Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince George is going viral on social media, thanks to royal fans who can't get enough of the video.</p> <p>As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Euro2020 final with Prince George in tow, the seven-year-old was clearly upset when his team lost in front of his very eyes.</p> <p>He needed some support from his father, some that Prince William was all too happy to give, with a comforting touch on the shoulder.</p> <p>Duchess Kate also comforts an upset Prince George by taking his hand and giving him a hug.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRPRy5HgsZp/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRPRy5HgsZp/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Daniel Ingram (@danielingramkch)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The footage was shared by an England fan, Daniel Ingram, saying that he was "so fortunate" to capture the moment.</p> <p>Despite the disappointing outcome of the match and seeing an upset Prince George, royal fans were thrilled at the royal's appearance at the match.</p> <p>The Cambridge children have rarely been seen out in public over the last 18 months due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Cambridges' started doing royal engagements virtually instead of in public.</p> <p>Unfortunately, Princess Charlotte, 6 and Prince Louis, 3, didn't attend the match and the only glimpses of the younger Cambridges that fans have seen are in portraits and videos.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Nicole Kidman shares heartwarming family photo

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nicole Kidman celebrated her younger sister’s birthday on Wednesday by taking a trip down memory lane and sharing a heartwarming photo of the pair.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 54-year-old actress delighted fans when she posted a throwback photo to Instagram of her and her sister Antonia.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the photo, Nicole towers over her sister in yellow shorts, a blue t-shirt, and a red-and-white baseball cap while her sister stands next to her in a similar outfit.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRSspDgJnMq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRSspDgJnMq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“To my darling sister - Happy Birthday, love sharing this life with you,” Nicole captioned the photo.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nicole and Antonia share a close bond that stems all the way back to childhood.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The sisters grew up together in Melbourne with their parents Anythony Kidman - a psychologist - and Janelle.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While Nicole pursued acting, Antonia started a career as a journalist and television presenter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Now, Nicole is a mum to four children: Bella, 28, Connor, 26, Sunday Rose, 13, and Faith Margaret, ten.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Antonia has six kids: she shares Lucia, Sybella, Hamish, and James with ex-husband Angus Hawley, and sons Nicolas and Alexander with Craig Marran.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Nicole Kidman / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Navratilova's amazing Ash Barty admission

<p><span>Ash Barty is still on cloud nine after taking out the Wimbledon championship last weekend at 25 years of age.</span></p> <p><span>The star may be known as scintillating and calculated on the court, but off the court – Barty is an entirely different person.</span><br /><br /><span>Now, in a startling interview on live TV, tennis legend Martina Navratilova has gone so far as to show an extra special level of love and admiration for the Aussie tennis champ by claiming she plans to name her first child after her.</span><br /><br /><span>Navratilova is a nine-time Wimbledon champion herself, and has closely watched Barty's games, including her victory over Karolina Pliskova at Wimbledon.</span><br /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842476/ash-barty-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1b9cf7fc9c2442e88ef092e52d50c3b9" /></p> <p><em>Image: Getty</em></p> <p><span>"If I had a kid, I would name her - or him - Ash! Because she's the real deal!" she said.</span><br /><br /><span>"I want to congratulate Ash Barty, who is a fantastic ambassador for our sport.</span><br /><br /><span>“She's a role model through and through."</span><br /><br /><span>The American star went on to say that Barty will no doubt take out several more grand slams, and even claimed the Australian could have claimed the crown at the recent French Open if an injury had not interrupted her.</span><br /><br /><span>"The possibility's definitely there. She should be a triple champion already [after the hip injury at the French Open cost her the chance to compete when she was in top form]," she said.</span><br /><br /><span>"Grass favours the athlete - and Ash Barty is certainly that, she's shown that the last few years.</span><br /><br /><span>"She's got 10 good years in her. Great years, hopefully."</span><br /><br /><span>When Barty was asked by reporters what she thought of Navratilova’s kind words, the star couldn’t help but blush.</span><br /><br /><span>“Around the world you are respected as a humble, kind and very nice person," the journalist said.</span><br /><br /><span>"How important is it for you to be a very good human being along with top class tennis player?"</span><br /><br /><span>"I think I've just tried to live by my values that my parents instilled in me. I mean, it's more important to be a good person than it is a good tennis player," she said.</span><br /><br /><span>"Being able to learn from my parents and my siblings, my family, was a massive part of my upbringing.</span><br /><br /><span>"I think being a good human being is absolutely my priority every single day."</span><br /><br /><span>Barty went on to say that playing on the court has changed her dramatically.</span><br /><br /><span>"I think over the past fortnight, I've had massive, massive amounts of growth. Even the last fortnight I think I've grown as a person," she said.</span><br /><br /><span>"I've certainly been able to use my experience as a tennis player to get me through some tough matches this week.</span><br /><br /><span>"I felt like I was able to get better and better with each match and trust myself more and more each and every time I stood out on the court."</span></p>

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Bindi's back! Wildlife Warrior mum returns after personal hiatus

<p><span>Bindi Irwin has returned to Instagram after almost a month of silence.</span><br /><br /><span>The 22-year-old took to social media on Thursday to share some new adorable photos of her three-month-old daughter, Grace Warrior, and her husband, Chandler Powell.</span><br /><br /><span>"Our beautiful angel has started giggling all the time and absolutely loves nature walks, looking for wildlife with us," she captioned the photo set on Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>"Can you believe she'll be four months old soon?! Infinite love and gratitude in my heart."</span><br /><br /><span>Last month, Irwin revealed she'd be stepping back from social media after a major family scandal involving her paternal grandfather, Bob Irwin was brought to light.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRU_-7gB_4t/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRU_-7gB_4t/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>"Hi guys, Just a note to say thank you for your support. I'm taking a break from social media and most of my work in the public eye for a month to be with my beautiful daughter and my wonderful family," she wrote on the social media platform.</span><br /><br /><span>"I feel tremendously grateful to share our life and conservation work with you but I need some time to focus on the happiness that is my family (both human and animal). You can keep up with our adventures by following my family and Australia Zoo on social media. 💙"</span><br /><br /><span>"Recently, I've had many people reaching out to share their own stories of working hard to protect their mental health," the post went on to say.</span><br /><br /><span>"Thank you for sharing and speaking your truth. To my friends who are dealing with depression, anxiety and other battles every day — I see you. These issues are very real and deserve to be discussed and addressed.”</span><br /><br /><span>She added: "Surround yourself with the light of people who genuinely care about you and will support you during the good times and the hard times.</span><br /><br /><span>“Remember there are helplines available. Mental health deserves understanding and support instead of being dismissed or patronised. You are absolutely worthy of love and kindness."</span></p> <p><span>The post has since been deleted, but it followed just a few days after she revealed the strained relationship she has with her grandfather in a comment on Facebook.</span><br /><br /><span>Bindi had shared a tribute to the men in her life on Father's Day in the US, but left Bob out of the post.</span><br /><br /><span>"What about your grandfather you know your fathers, father!!! He [too] was a good man, who I assume got the shaft," a user wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>"Thank you very much for your comment," Bindi responded.</span><br /><br /><span>"I really wish that my entire family could spend time with Grace. Unfortunately my grandfather Bob has shown no interest in spending time with me or my family. Publicly he continues to claim that he wants to spend time with us while privately my entire life has been psychological abuse from him.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841925/bindi-irwin-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/caccff06b61d488cb4a855233711402f" /><br /><span>"He has returned gifts I've sent after he opened them, he has ignored my correspondence and from the time I was a little girl he has ignored me, preferring to spend time doing anything else rather than being with me. He has never said a single kind word to me personally."</span><br /><br /><span>"It breaks my heart but it is not healthy to engage in an abusive relationship. My mum still writes to him and sends birthday and Christmas gifts to him with no response," Bindi continued, adding that the family have been Bob's "financial support since 1992 when he retired from Australia Zoo, sending him funds every week."</span></p> <p><span>"We built him a house on a beautiful property and will always do our best to ensure his well-being. I want Bob's happiness in life but I cannot be a victim to his mental abuse anymore," she went on to add.</span><br /><br /><span>"I hope everyone remembers to be kind to one another but most of all care for your own mental health. I have struggled with this relationship my entire life and it brings me enormous pain. I have to choose to care for my own mental health now."</span><br /><br /><span>Author Amanda French, who co-wrote Bob's 2016 memoir, The Last Crocodile Hunter, later came forward in defence of Bob.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841917/bob-irwin-family-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/44f9f932a55748b6a0ce4bc6df1ef9c4" /><br /><br /><span>"He is nothing but kind," she said on Bindi's Facebook post.</span><br /><br /><span>"He hasn't seen you since you were 10. He has done all he knows how to do and that is bury his head in the sand because that's how he copes."</span><br /><br /><span>"He loves your Dad, and you guys more than you know," French added.</span><br /><br /><span>"This should be a private matter not written about on Facebook. I'm so disappointed to read this. It's immature to write such words."</span></p> <p><em>Images: Supplied</em></p>

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Least popular Australian baby names in 2021

<p>A new study by McCrindle Research has shown the least popular baby names in Australia for 2021.</p> <p>Names like Remi, Harlow, Hallie, Maeve, Adeline, Molly, Maggie, Delilah, Eliza and Isabel have entered the Top 100 girls’ list.</p> <p>However, other names like Riley, Alexis, Victoria, Madison, Lilly, Chelsea, Indiana and Thea have been kicked out.</p> <p>“Heidi was ranked 78 in 2020 and to see it drop out completely was really interesting,” Ashley Fell, social researcher of Australia’s Top Baby Names 2021 report, told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/babies/the-15-least-popular-australian-baby-names-in-2021/news-story/385b7ddd80f2021cf849fadd80ea218c" target="_blank"><em>news.com.au</em></a>.</p> <p>Other classic names like Heidi and Victoria have also been removed from the top 100.</p> <p>“Heidi has been a consistent name ranked in the 90s over the last decade but has since left in 2021. It shows Aussies are over it,” she told news.com.au.</p> <p>“Victoria is a bit more of a traditional royal name, but we’ve seen the next generation of royals influence Gen Y parents today (Charlotte, being the top name) and other names like George, Harry and Louis pretty popular in the boys’ list, showing the impact of the next generation of royals.”</p> <p>It appears that the new list of baby names are being replaced with more creative names.</p> <p>“Parents don’t want their child to be among 10 Heidis in a class and that’s one of the reasons we’re seeing such greater variety with new names entering the list," she explained.</p> <p>Boys names weren't forgotten in the research either, with Leonardo, River, Luka, Lewis and Lennox breaking into the Top 100.</p> <p>Unfortunately, this was at the expense of names like Tyler, Jake, Christina, Nate and Aaron.</p> <p>“While only five new boys’ names were added to the Top 100 list, twice as many girls’ names were added (10), and when we look at the most popular names that have emerged in the Top 100 over the last decade, there are three times as many girls’ names that have entered, than boys’ names,” she said.</p>

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Grant Denyer breaks down: “Sick to my stomach”

<p><span>Grant Denyer broke down into tears after he learnt of his family’s dark, dreary history on Tuesday night's <em>Who Do You Think You Are?</em></span></p> <p><span>The 43-year-old TV presenter couldn’t hold back his emotions after he discovered that there had been abuse between two of his ancestors, over several generations ago.</span></p> <p><span>Denyer admitted he felt “sick to his stomach” upon learning of the scandalous past on the SBS docuseries.</span></p> <p><span><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842437/grant-denyer-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/35d55566a7854c9b99f357163e226071" /></span></p> <p><span>A historian told Grant that his ancestor, Mary Ann Langley, had once been imprisoned for having burned down the family farm in Adelaide.</span></p> <p><span>Grant examined an old newspaper that covered the trial, and learned that Mary's father, Grant's great, great, great grandfather Charles, had impregnated his eldest daughter.</span></p> <p><span>Horrifically, the pair shared a six-year-old son.</span></p> <p><span>Mary admitted during her arrest that she had committed arson out of revenge for her father having “ruined” her.</span></p> <p><span>Grant couldn’t hold back his horror after learning that Mary had been sentenced to five years in prison while her father received no punishment.</span></p> <p><span>“There’s no justice in it,” said Denyer.</span></p> <p><span>“That makes me feel sick to my stomach.”</span></p> <p><span><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842440/grant-denyer.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/69dfafdd7ad446febda95b14eac8572f" /></span></p> <p><span>The TV presenter admitted he felt “angry towards Charles."</span></p> <p><span>Grant broke down, adding “I guess I just hoped for more from my kind.”</span></p> <p><span>He also said he didn’t know how he would break the news to his “proud family”.</span></p> <p><span>“How do I tell my dad that story?” He went on to say.</span></p> <p><span>“That's not what he grew up knowing.”</span></p> <p><span>In an interview with <em>Yahoo</em>, Grant admitted the “horrific” incident left him feeling fiercely protective over his wife and three daughters.</span></p> <p><span><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842438/grant-denyer-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2ed3efb2660d4b618543c26bcf8ebec9" /></span></p> <p><span>“I’m so deeply aware that my whole purpose on earth is to make sure that they are safe and protected and they feel loved,” he said.</span></p> <p><span>“You want to be proud of who you are and be proud of your lineage but when you find someone who's committed horrific acts, it makes it very hard to be proud of.</span></p> <p><span>“It’s very hard not to feel responsible in some way but you can't be responsible for the acts of your ancestors.”</span></p> <p><span>Grant and his wife Chezzi have three daughters, Sailor, 10, Scout, five, and Sunday, five months.</span></p>

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Tony Abbott's daughter welcomes first child

<p>Tony Abbott's daughter Frances has given birth to a baby boy at an American hospital on Sunday.</p> <p>The 29-year-old and her husband Sam welcomed Ernest in Portland, Oregon.</p> <p>In a post shared to Instagram, the former Olympic rower shared a photo of his wife holding their newborn.</p> <p>“Ernest Loch – Born on his Due Date, July 11. Tipping the scales at an even 9lb,” he wrote.</p> <p>“Brought into existence by his mum with nothing but breathing, coconut water and heart.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRNmd4QLCjK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CRNmd4QLCjK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Sam Loch (@samloch)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Frances revealed her pregnancy news back in January, debuting her baby bump in a social media post.</p> <p>"BIG LITTLE BABY LOCH 🌱 Joining the party Summer '21," she wrote.</p> <p>The pair have two anniversary dates, given they had two weddings in 2018. They first held a civil ceremony on Valentines Day that year before tying the knot again on April 29 in front of family and friends in a casual soiree on Sydney's Palm Beach, where the entire wedding party wore Adidas slides.</p> <p>Their first wedding came three months after she met the bodybuilder in November 2017 - they got engaged two later.</p>

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Princess Eugenie cancels son's christening after COVID-19 scare

<p>Princess Eugenie was forced to call off her son's christening at the last minute after a guest was alerted to a COVID-19 scare and placed in isolation.</p> <p>The baptism of August Philip Hawke Brooksbank was set to take place at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Windsor on Saturday.</p> <p>Queen Elizabeth was among the guests including Eugenie's parents the Duke and Duchess of York and Princess Beatrice and husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi - who are expecting their first child soon.</p> <p>Only 30 people were invited to the christening due to the UK's coronavirus restrictions.</p> <p>But moments before the ceremony was due to start at noon, Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank had to call it off.</p> <p>According to The Sun on Sunday, a guest was alerted to a coronavirus scare via the NHS COVID-19 app on their phone.</p> <p>It is unclear whether the guest was informed they had the virus or that they had been in contact with someone who had tested positive.</p> <p>A source told the publication: "One guest tested positive or was pinged for COVID contact and therefore no one else was able to gather.</p> <p>"As a result, they called off the service and reception party afterward at Royal Lodge, Prince Andrew's home.</p> <p>"The Queen and Eugenie's parents Fergie and Prince Andrew had all been due to attend."</p> <p>The guest then had to go into mandatory isolation for 10 days under the health regulations.</p>

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