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The sentimental meaning behind Prince Harry’s bracelet

<p>You may have noticed a recurring feature in Prince Harry’s attire as he tours Australia with wife Duchess Meghan. It’s popped up in images of the Duke of Sussex for years, and it has a very poignant backstory attached to it.</p> <p>Prince Harry wears the silver bracelet in memory of his late mother Princess Diana, and, movingly, it can be seen on his wrist in his wedding photos with Meghan. The 34-year-old has worn it for some 20 years.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7821449/harry-wedding-bracelett.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c321e2da2f49436685868139135d5635" /></p> <p>It’s thought that Prince Harry got the bracelet in Africa on a trip with his father Prince Charles, and brother Prince William, after the tragic death in August 1997 of his mother Princess Diana, reports <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/why-harrys-worn-the-same-sentimental-bracelet-for-20-years/news-story/7faa443393f0cba77cde39fdfdf9d1e8" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em>.</p> <p>"I first came in 1997, straight after my mum died,” he told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a8954/prince-harry-african-parks/" target="_blank">Town &amp; Country</a></em> last year on an animal conservation effort in the country.</p> <p>“My dad told my brother and me to pack our bags – we were going to Africa to get away from it all.”</p> <p>The Prince developed an affinity for Africa finding solace there, describing his visits as "like being plugged into the earth. You leave this place with a real appreciation of what it means to be alive".</p> <p>"This is where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world. I wish I could spend more time in Africa. I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here. To not get recognised, to lose myself in the bush with what I would call the most down-to-earth people on the planet.”</p> <p>Of course, Africa also holds a special place in Prince Harry’s heart as <span>it was in Botswana that he and Duchess Meghan enjoyed a romantic holiday together, just four weeks after their first date.</span></p> <p>The Duchess of Sussex has also paid tribute to Princess Diana with jewellery on the couple’s Australian tour, according to <em>news.com.au</em>. She wore some of the late royal’s most prized pieces at Admiralty House in Sydney on their first official engagement, wearing Princess Diana’s butterfly earrings and matching bracelet.</p>

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Prince Harry’s emotional “personal” message to struggling Aussie farmers

<div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p><span class="CmCaReT" style="display: none;">�</span>The Duke of Sussex gave an emotionally powered speech to the residents of Dubbo yesterday after he touched upon the stigma of mental health and the importance of asking for help when needed. The Prince highlighted the hard work farmers do to help run the nation, describing them as the “backbone of this country”, and while times are tough due to the drought, if they all stick together then can push forward.</p> <p>Here is his speech in full:</p> <p><em>Thank you to the mayor of Dubbo, Councillor Shields, the Honourable Mr Grant, distinguished guests and to you all for welcoming me and my wife so warmly and wet today.</em></p> <p><em>And thank you the Tubbagah ­people from the Wiradjuri nation for welcoming us to their country.</em></p> <p><em>Sixty-four years ago, my grandparents the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were right here visiting the war memorial. So, it’s a great pleasure to be able to visit this area now and be able to report back how much life has changed in the Great Western Plains region since then.</em></p> <p><em>Today we are here to meet as many of you as possible and to get an insight into some of the challenges and rewards of life in this thriving ­regional centre.</em></p> <p><em>Coming out here brings back memories of 2003 when I spent some time jackarooing on a small 16,000ha property near Roma in Queensland.</em></p> <p><em>From chasing cows through the bush and getting chased by countless bulls, it was a fantastic experience and I certainly perfected the great Aussie salute.</em></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 328.05555555555554px;" src="/media/7821424/gettyimages-124147773.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/504bf813feed40d6aa3893bbd500e3e7" /></p> <p><em>But the best part about visiting country Australia is the people.</em></p> <p><em>You are the salt of the earth.</em></p> <p><em>Honest, hard-working and as tough as they come and that ­resilience, sense of humour and commitment to the land are the qualities that make you unique. You are the backbone of this country. We were told that there are about 80,000 farm businesses in Australia employing around 310,000 people.</em></p> <p><em>Australian farmers produce almost 93 per cent of Australia’s daily domestic food supply.</em></p> <p><em>So, you are vital to this country and in a very practical way. The rich traditions of the Australian outback are legendary.</em></p> <p><em>You have a lot to be proud of.</em></p> <p><em>But I know that life has not been easy. You have just lived through two years of drought.</em></p> <p><em>And despite recent welcome rain it is going to take a lot more and a long time to recover.</em></p> <p><em>It must be hard not to lose hope when you endure so many dry months end on end knowing that you are powerless to do anything about it.</em></p> <p><em>This morning we visited Mountain View farm and learned about the ­reality of trying to feed your sheep and livestock when the hay is coming from interstate.</em></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/BpByb_7nK7X/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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% 0px; text-align: left;"></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; text-align: left;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BpByb_7nK7X/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Meeting the Woodley Family at Mountain View Farm, who have been running a livestock and crop farm for over five generations since 1887. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined the family to feed their cattle, and learned more about the impact of drought and adaptation strategies in Dubbo and across New South Wales. #RoyalVisitAustralia #Australia #Dubbo</a></p> <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 post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Oct 17, 2018 at 1:43am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><em>We have learned about the knock-on effect of drought on the community and families, livestock and crop losses, financial hardship, job losses, intergenerational issues, concerns over the future and the lack of time for rest and relaxation can take a huge mental and emotional toll on farmers and their families.</em></p> <p><em>People in many farming communities generally don’t seek the support they need for multiple reasons because they are often more isolated, their social networks are smaller and there is still a stigma surrounding mental health.</em></p> <p><em>We know that suicide rates in rural and remote areas are greater than in urban populations and this may be ­especially true among young men in remote regions.</em></p> <p><em>But outside all of that, here’s what I also know: You are one huge ­community.</em></p> <p><em>And with that comes an unparalleled level of internal support and understanding.</em></p> <p><em>All you need to do is to ask for it and your neighbour, your peer, your fellow farmer is literally right around the corner.</em></p> <p><em>Chances are they may well be suffering too and will relish the opportunity to either listen or talk themselves.</em></p> <p><em>And as I said earlier, you are all the toughest people out there.</em></p> <p><em>The most persistent, the ones who can weather the storm or the drought.</em></p> <p><em>But you need to know that part of being strong and tough is having the courage to ask for help when you need it.</em></p> <p><em>You must not silently suffer.</em></p> <p><em>You are all in this together.</em></p> <p><em>And if I may speak personally we are all in this together because asking for help was one of the best decisions that I ever made.</em></p> <p><em>You will be continually amazed how life changes for the better. You will continually be amazed how your life changes for the ­better once you put your hand up. It’s not easy and there are no quick fixes.</em></p> <p><em>But it’s about being the best version of yourself for you and for those around you.</em></p> <p><em>Initiatives and support services such as the Australian Men’s Shed Association, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which we visited this morning, and Headspace are working hard to help those who are struggling.</em></p> <p><em>Your culture of mateship and reputation for looking out for each other ensures that when people are ready to ask for help they will be heard.</em></p> <p><em>Hardship also brings out the best in people and we have been ­impressed and inspired by the stories of farming communities and the wider Australian community rallying to support each other through this challenging time.</em></p> <p><em>And there’s a lot to celebrate here in the city of smiles. Dubbo, I am told, is now a popular tourist destination ­renowned for its zoo festivals, boutique wineries and the old Dubbo jail.</em></p> <p><em>After lunch we’ll be kicking a football and shooting some hoops with the boys and girls from the Clontarf and Girls academies.</em></p> <p><em>The quality of life and shared values of people here in rural and ­regional Australia are very special.</em></p> <p><em>Meghan and I would like to thank you, Dubbo, for inviting us here today and for sharing your ­stories.</em></p> <p><em>And the rain was a gift.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Prince Harry gives the sweetest speech about Meghan’s pregnancy on Aussie tour

<p>Prince Harry has taken a moment in his busy tour schedule to acknowledge the happy news of his “upcoming baby” with wife Meghan.</p> <p>The speech marked the first time Harry has spoken publicly about Meghan’s pregnancy, which was confirmed by Kensington Palace on Monday.</p> <p>Whilst addressing guests during a reception at Admiralty House, the Duke of Sussex said the couple were overjoyed to announce the happy news while in Australia.</p> <p>"We genuinely couldn't think of a better place to announce the, err, upcoming baby, be it a boy or a girl, so thank you very, very much," he said.</p> <p>While the 34-year-old prince has been to Australia several times, the tour is Meghan’s first time Down Under.</p> <p>"I'm very excited to show her this incredible country of yours," he said.</p> <p>Harry also managed to showcase his knowledge of Aussie culture during the speech by kickstarting his message with “g’day” and referencing drop bears.</p> <p>"We started off well today with some sleeping koalas, or 'drop bears' as some of you know them," Harry quipped.</p> <p>"We're both absolutely delighted to be here, and really impressed to see you serving beer and tea at an afternoon reception in true Aussie style."</p> <p>Harry also thanked the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove for allowing them to stay at Admiralty House.</p> <p>The Duke of Sussex joked that he and Meghan had been “inviting all [their] mates over”.</p> <p>The afternoon reception gave the royal newlyweds the chance to meet with Australians from various sectors, including charity, entertainment and sport.</p> <p>Meghan wore an olive green dress by US designer Brandon Maxwell for the engagement and chatted with singer Missy Higgins, who was accompanied by her baby daughter, Luna.</p> <p>The former actress also met teacher and TV personality Eddie Woo, who offered some parenting advice to the 37-year-old.</p> <p>Eddie told Meghan that raising his three children required “a lot of energy”.</p> <p>Reportedly, Meghan responded: “We’re ready! We’re excited to join the club.”</p>

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Prince Harry and Meghan’s touching moment with Aussie war widow: “He’s a wonderful friend”

<p>It was a gorgeous moment when loyal fan of Prince Harry and war widow Daphne Dunne met the Duke of Sussex today for the third time, as he and his wife Duchess Meghan visit Australia. Prince Harry was photographed in Sydney kneeling in front of the 98-year-old war widow and clasping her hands.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 372.333px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821385/harry-hands.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/241dfcda6d41413980927b0284f5bd52" /></p> <p>Dunne was delighted to chat with Prince Harry, who is known for being generous with his time with fans, once more. She first met him in 2015 and then again last year during the royal's previous visits to Australia, and news.com.au reports, she’s known as Prince Harry’s “favourite Aussie.”</p> <p>“I’m excited to see Harry. He’s a wonderful friend … That’s how I feel about him,” said Dunne. “He’s my favourite royal and so good-looking too. I’m sorry he’s taken.”</p> <p>Speaking with Today’s Sylvia Jeffreys in Sydney, the ardent fan of the Prince said, “He’s a natural,” and “he just loves what he’s doing.</p> <p>“I’m very happy for him. I’m glad he’s got a wife now, and soon have a b-b-bubba. I was stuttering there purposely,” Dunn quipped.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">On two occasions 98-year-old Daphne Dunne stole Prince Harry's heart! Now she's looking to get a third kiss from the royal as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex begin their official tour. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9Today?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9Today</a> <a href="https://t.co/ocFKkKsLIH">pic.twitter.com/ocFKkKsLIH</a></p> — The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTodayShow/status/1051949386165448704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Dunne got to meet Duchess Meghan when Prince Harry stopped for a chat and introduced his wife. The Duchess of Sussex shared a touching moment with Dunne who gave her flowers and cards.</p> <p>“Hopefully next time we see you we’ll have a little one with us,” said the mum-to-be.</p> <p>“I’m so happy to finally meet you. I’ve heard so much about you – all good things,” the Duchess told Dunne.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 372.667px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821386/meghan-arms-outstretched.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f96ab0da008e46e399f40c06dd51cf74" /></p> <p>Dunne told news.com.au before the reunion how happy she was that her favourite royal was to be a father.</p> <p>“I think it’s wonderful … it’s what he’s always wanted. He will be a marvellous dad,” she said. “He won’t let anything stand in his way and he will be so gentle and loving. This should be an Australian baby.”</p> <p>She said she thought that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan were “beautiful together,” and wanted to wish them happiness.</p> <p>“I think that’s more important than any gift. I think it’s a gift on its own, to wish them happiness,” said Dunne.</p> <p>It was the Victoria Cross that the war widow was wearing that led to her first meeting with Prince Harry. Her husband, Lieutenant Albert Chowne, died during WW2 in 1945, and was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously. Dunne remarried 10 years later to another war hero Corporal John Dunne.</p> <p>"He said, ‘That’s what attracted me over here,’” she told Jeffreys.</p> <p>“He said, ‘I’m glad I came over.’ We were just chatting for a little while and then they kept saying to him, ‘We’ve got to go. We’ve got to go.’ But he didn’t worry about that. He just continued on with what he was doing, which was talking to me and then when he started to go he gave me a kiss on the cheek.”</p> <p>Dunne received another kiss in 2017 on the other cheek, joking, “because I was lopsided”.</p>

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Duchess Meghan's mother Doria reacts to exciting baby news

<p>After weeks of speculation and Meghan’s sly concealment of her stomach during recent engagements, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they are expecting their first child.</p> <p>While the world is overjoyed that Prince Harry and wife Meghan will soon be welcoming a baby into the world, there is one person who is particularly excited.</p> <p>Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, issued a sweet statement via Kensington Place following the news that she will be a grandmother for the first time.</p> <p>The statement said Ms Ragland was “very happy at this lovely news and is looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild”. </p> <p>According to <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Sun</em>, royal sources suggest that Meghan’s mother will migrate from the United States to London to help the newlyweds with the baby.</p> <p>It is believed that the former actress will rely on the help of her mum, instead of hiring staff or a nanny.</p> <p>The royal family revealed on Twitter that Harry and Meghan’s baby is due in the Spring of 2019.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. <a href="https://t.co/Ut9C0RagLk">pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1051739344887848960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>In the UK, Spring begins on March 20 and lasts until June 21.</p> <p>The baby announcement comes nearly five months after the couple said “I do” at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.</p> <p>British media are reporting the Queen and other royals learned about the pregnancy on Friday, when they were all gathered for Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank.</p> <p>Meghan and Harry’s pregnancy announcement comes hours after they landed in Australia for their first royal tour.</p>

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Sabotage crisis widens: Mum finds needle inside cucumber

<div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>A Melbourne mother was horrified after discovering a wire in the cucumber her son was about to eat, only a few weeks after the fruit contamination crisis that surrounded Australia.</p> <p>After people were contaminating fruit with needles and other sharp objects across the country, with items such as strawberries, bananas and mangoes being a target to the crime, police have stated that many of the acts were “copycat” cases.</p> <p>Over 100 cases of life-threatening objects found in fruit were reported to authorities, with this one being the latest.</p> <p>Speaking to 3AW’s Tom Elliot, Maria recounted the story of how her 12-year-old son was close to swallowing a “piece of thick wire” that was lodged inside the cucumber last night. She had purchased the fruit from Woolworths Devon Plaza in Doncaster East, Victoria.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">It's happened again.<br /><br />Distressed mother speaks after "panicking" son found contaminated cucumber » <a href="https://t.co/kPJV4vDcNc">https://t.co/kPJV4vDcNc</a> <a href="https://t.co/kPzQjCPQ9R">pic.twitter.com/kPzQjCPQ9R</a></p> — 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) <a href="https://twitter.com/3AW693/status/1051699974679932928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">15 October 2018</a></blockquote> <p>“As soon as he came out of his room he said: ‘Mum I found a needle in it’,” said Maria.</p> <p>“I said: ‘Come on stop joking’ and he goes: ‘Mum, I’m not joking’ and showed it to me.</p> <p>“I was just beside myself … it looked as though it had been snapped with some pliers … it was curled on one end of it.”</p> <p>Maria mentioned that the wire did prick her son but it “didn’t penetrate him.”</p> <p>“He was so upset … he said, ‘Mum if I had swallowed it could I have died?’” she said.</p> <p>“He was just so worried … he was panicking.</p> <p>“I just feel I don’t know what the world is coming to … (I’m) too scared to buy food, (I) don’t know what to do anymore.”</p> <p>A spokesperson from Woolworths told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/food-warnings/melbourne-boy-12-allegedly-finds-needle-inside-cucumber/news-story/d27474c756ff2b93c3b92b8da98e9552" target="_blank"><em>news.com.au</em></a> that the company was “aware of the customer report and understands police are looking into it".</p> <p>“We’ll work closely with our supplier to assist the police as needed,” said the spokesman.</p> <p>During the needle crisis, many grocery stores dealt with countless recalls, with countries such as New Zealand placing a ban on Australian strawberries as they were deemed unsafe to consume.</p> <p>Speaking to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/food-warnings/melbourne-boy-12-allegedly-finds-needle-inside-cucumber/news-story/d27474c756ff2b93c3b92b8da98e9552" target="_blank"><em>news.com.au</em></a>, a Victoria Police spokesman said that they were in the process of investigating “multiple reports of contaminated fruit” which now includes the cucumber.</p> <p>“We can confirm we are investigating numerous incidents of what appears to be ‘copycat’ offending with reports of various other types of fruit contaminated across the state,” said the spokesman.</p> <p>“We urge the public to report any similar cases of fruit contamination to their local police.”</p> <p>The act of fruit contamination can see the offender having to face up to 15 years of jail time. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p>

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John Howard reveals his biggest regrets as prime minister

<p>Former prime minister John Howard has spoken extensively about his term in office in an interview to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the move from Old Parliament House to the current Parliament House in Canberra. A library has now been opened in his name.</p> <p>He spoke about his regrets during his time in office which ended in 2007 after almost 12 years, one involving a seminal moment under his leadership.</p> <p>Mr Howard, 79, had only been installed as Australia’s 25th Prime Minister a matter of weeks before one of the most tragic crimes Australia has ever witnessed occurred – the Port Arthur massacre, in Tasmania. Martin Bryant gunned down 35 people and wounded 23 in 1996.</p> <p>The former prime minister’s subsequent gun control reform, which led to a decrease in shooting deaths, has become a praised example for other countries to follow, but the debate around its introduction at the time was fiery.</p> <p>Mr Howard visited Sale in Victoria to address a rally about the proposed measures, and a threat had been made against him. He was advised to wear a bullet proof vest, and said he instantly regretted it, and faced criticism in the aftermath.</p> <p>"I should never have worn it,” he told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.9news.com.au/2018/10/14/05/02/john-howard-library-old-parliament-house-federal-politics-history" target="_blank">9News</a></em>.</p> <p>“That was security advice I was given. I never really felt unsafe in Australia.</p> <p>“I knew there were a lot of people in Australia who disagreed very strongly with what I did.</p> <p>“That's the stuff of politics. But Australians are not violent people."</p> <p>The former Prime Minister, who led the country through other tumultuous events such as 9/11 in the US and the Bali Bombings that killed 88 people in 2002, said he still preferred Old Parliament House to its successor. He served 14 of his 33 years as a politician there and says the smaller, more intimate space provided a more social environment, than the expansive modern Parliament House.</p> <p>"The biggest change is people spend less [time] with their colleagues,” he said.</p> <p>"(In the old house) you'd go in for a division, a big debate after that was over, instead of going back to your office, people tended to spill in the party room, which was more like a common room and they'd sit around talk, read a newspaper have a yarn, have a cup of tea.</p> <p>“The party room never functioned in the new parliament house as a common room as it did in the old house."</p> <p>And the former PM’s other regret? Suitably, it involved cricket on a visit to Pakistan in 2005 in some now infamous footage.</p> <p>"The worst mistake I made as prime minister was to be talked into bowling in Kashmir by the Pakistani Army,” he said.</p> <p>“The problem was that it wasn't a real cricket ball. It was the inside of a tennis ball with some white tape on it.</p> <p>Mr Howard said he hoped that he would be remembered as a prime minister who led a government that fostered a “prosperous” Australia.</p> <p>"I would like for that government and for us to be remembered as people who left the country stronger, prouder, more prosperous than it had been when we were elected in 1996.”</p> <p>Do you think John Howard did a good job as prime minister of Australia? Share your thoughts in the comments below. </p>

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Princess Eugenie’s wedding: The adorable moment you missed between the bride and groom

<p>On Friday, the royal family watched on as ninth-in-line to the throne, Princess Eugenie, said “I do” to Jack Brooksbank.</p> <p>While the public and guests had their eyes fixated on the beautiful bride walking down the aisle in St George’s Chapel, her groom made one sweet gesture.</p> <p>While no one was looking, Jack slyly put his glasses on to see his bride make her entrance into the church.</p> <p>The 32-year-old usually prefers to go without his glasses but made an exception on his big day so he would be able to clearly see Eugenie walking towards him.</p> <p>Once the Queen’s granddaughter made it to the altar and stood by his side, he removed the glasses and handed them to his best man and brother, Thomas.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">let's take a moment to Appreciate Jack wearing his glasses to see her 😍😂… <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalWedding?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalWedding</a> <a href="https://t.co/zfaUDdV71G">pic.twitter.com/zfaUDdV71G</a></p> — Asma (@4MissS) <a href="https://twitter.com/4MissS/status/1050700875130437634?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 12, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>It wasn’t the only time during the ceremony that the couple’s affection for each other was noticed by onlookers.</p> <p>According to the <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/auhome/index.html"><strong><em><u>Daily Mail</u></em>’</strong></a>s lip reader, when Jack first saw Eugenie he reportedly whispered to his brother: “Oh, my heart … oh, break my heart.”</p> <p>Eugenie and Jack also took turns comforting each other throughout the ceremony by holding hands and exchanging loving looks.</p> <p>On their wedding day, Jack gifted Eugenie a pair of diamond and emerald drop earrings, which perfectly complimented the tiara she wore on the day.</p> <p>The couple, who first met at a Swiss ski resort, dated for seven years before tying the knot. </p>

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Fish and chip shop owner's heartwarming gesture to man in need

<p>Some moments perfectly exemplify humanity, and one of the latest examples to hit the headlines is this heart warmer. When a fish and chip shop owner was looking through CCTV footage, he noticed a man going through his bins looking for food one night.</p> <p>In an incredibly kind gesture, Shad Saleem, of Gino’s Fish Inn in Blyth, near Newcastle, UK, stuck a note on his shop door:</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821326/ginos-fish-inn.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/09365fed5e834eea899a2b1d71ba33c7" /></p> <p>“Dear human being, if you are the person going through our bins for your next meal then how about you pop in and I’ll give you a bottle of water and a little snack for free, you are worth more than a meal from a bin.</p> <p>“We may also be able to direct you to facilities in the town that may help you.</p> <p>“Shad and the team.”</p> <p>Saleem’s friend Dang Vuong spotted the note and posted it on Facebook, writing: “I saw this today at my friends place ! Makes you realise reality…… Shad Saleem you have a good heart x.”</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fdang.vuong.73%2Fposts%2F10160828305460545&amp;width=500" width="500" height="612" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>Facebook users responded by praising Saleem for his kind gesture.</p> <p>“What a gentleman! The world needs more people like him,” wrote one.</p> <p>Another said: “The world would be a much better place if everyone had this sort of attitude... Well done Shad.... Respect where it's due.”</p> <p>The fish and chip shop owner hoped that the man would take him up on his offer of assistance.</p> <p>“Shad said he’d seen someone on the security camera, and he thought if the person walks past again hopefully he can help him,” he told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/blyth-fish-shop-gesture-homeless-15258790" target="_blank">The Chronicle Live</a>. </p> <p>“Seeing something like that proves how much poverty is still happening, it’s quite shocking.</p> <p>“I think people forget how much poverty there is, now more so than ever.”</p> <p>"Shad's always been like that, so it doesn't surprise me that he'd want to help. There are a lot of people in Blyth who do that sort of thing, it's a real community of people who are really trying to stick by each other."</p>

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The surprise thing Princess Eugenie can’t do on her wedding day

<p>Today, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will say “I do” in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.</p> <p>While the couple’s festival-themed reception and star-studded guest list will make their wedding quite modern, there is one royal protocol that the Queen’s granddaughter can’t escape.</p> <p>Strict royal etiquette means that Eugenie cannot be late arriving at the chapel later today.</p> <p>Unlike normal brides who have the freedom to make their grooms wait for them at the altar if they encounter any hiccups getting ready, the ninth-in-line to the throne has set plenty of time to get to her wedding ceremony on time to avoid upsetting the Queen.</p> <p>Speaking to <em>The Sun</em>, the Queen’s former press spokesman Dickie Arbiter explained: “The Queen doesn’t do late.”</p> <p>“She does on time and if she has to be late somewhere it will be for a very good reason, that there’s a breakdown somewhere or she’s struck in traffic.”</p> <p>Out of respect for Her Majesty, her “offspring and the grandchildren don’t arrive late either”.</p> <p>To ensure the day runs smoothly, every minute of the day has been meticulously planned to avoid causing any delay or frustration.</p> <p>Jack Brooksbank is set to appear at the ceremony 45 minutes before it commences, while Eugenie and her father Prince Andrew will arrive five minutes prior at 10.55am.</p> <p>After the traditional church service, the newlyweds will embark on a carriage ride through the streets of Windsor before moving to the Queen’s residence for an afternoon reception at Windsor Castle.</p> <p>In the evening, there will be a formal sit-down dinner at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, the residence of her parents Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.</p> <p>The following day, the newlyweds and their friends and family will be enjoying a festival-themed afternoon party.</p> <p>The elaborate part will feature dodgem cars, funfair rides and plenty of cocktails.</p> <p>Will you be tuning in to watch Princess Eugenie’s wedding tonight? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Popular pizza chain closes after disturbing photos leak online

<p>A disgruntled Domino's employee has sparked disgust after sharing a series of photos showing the shocking state of the eatery's hygiene practices. </p> <p>The photos taken from the Lismore store in northeastern NSW reveals a huge block of mouldy cheese sitting in a fridge, filthy serving buffets, pale prawns sitting in water and a mop sitting in murky water.</p> <p>Isaac Wilson, a former employee at the store who claims he was recently forced out, shared the photos on Facebook, sending shockwaves to local customers.</p> <p>“Hey ladies &amp; gents, so I feel that you all deserve to know how your food is stored &amp; kept in the Lismore Dominos store,” he wrote alongside the shocking photos.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:300px;" src="/media/7821288/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0ed30abf6bc94ba4ba26a5649efc7253" /></p> <p>The pizza chain has temporarily closed the store, so it can investigate the abysmal conditions and ensure their “high standards” are being met.</p> <p>The decision was made after a food and safety team audited the store on Wednesday, one day after the photos were uploaded.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:295.2755905511811px;" src="/media/7821290/3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/fb322e77d8cb4866bc051fcbdce6e2e6" /></p> <p>Customers shared their outrage after seeing the photos, demanding that a food hygiene inspection occur.</p> <p>“The health inspector needs to see this and do an inspection,” wrote one angry customer.</p> <p>“That meat should be in a fridge at all times or someone could get food poisoning, the fridge should be clean and the dishes ect (sic) should be clean!!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:300px;" src="/media/7821289/2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/12b096d0816840ae86c9db7eb39241ef" /></p> <p>“Seriously the front of the store looks clean but I’m sure the workers won’t eat that food knowing what’s behind there.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height:292.7580893682589px;" src="/media/7821291/4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/de2fa7b37bfd47f482d852f2d56b9934" /></p> <p>However, former employees defended the store, saying that their experience of working at the franchise was not like this.</p> <p>“That’s such a shame as I was on the management team at that store … and our cleanliness in that store was A1,” one person wrote.</p> <p>“All food was dated and always fresh.”</p> <p>A spokeswoman for Domino’s revealed that the store was temporarily closed to investigate the matter and that customer safety was the company’s highest priority.</p> <p>“We take matters relating to food safety and hygiene extremely seriously and have strict standards in place to ensure these protocols are adhered to,” she said.</p> <p>“We are investigating this matter as a priority … and if it fails to meet our high standards the necessary action will be taken.</p> <p>“We are also working with an independent auditor to do their own assessment so we can be fully confident this store can and is operating to only the highest of food safety standards.”</p> <p>What pizza chain is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Why the royals don’t live in their dukedoms

<p>Although they were crowned Duke and Duchess of Sussex five months ago, Prince Harry and Meghan only visited the beautiful region of Sussex on the south coast of England for the first time at the beginning of this month.</p> <p>Prince Harry and Meghan’s itinerary included visiting Edes House in Chichester and the seaside resorts of Bognor Regis and Brighton, as well as the lavish Royal Pavilion (also known as the Brighton Pavilion), built by playboy Prince Regent, George IV in the 1780s.</p> <p>While Prince Harry and Meghan rent a country home in Oxfordshire, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the idea that royals are named after the area they live in, but do not reside in their dukedoms.</p> <p><img style="width: 470.588px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821293/1-dukedoms-brighton.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bdec80b4028b473cbe782c5dd47b376f" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion.</em></p> <p>Royal dukedoms are ceremonial titles bestowed on princes by the monarch and displays their importance through appointing the highest title one can receive. Once the title is passed on to the next generation, they become standard dukedoms and cease their royal role.</p> <p>If the royal family lineage dies out, the name becomes extinct. Current vacant titles include the Duke of Cumberland, Hereford and Windsor.</p> <p>Controversially, in our feminist age, the law currently only allows for dukedoms to be passed on to male heirs.</p> <p>If Harry and Meghan have daughters, they will become Ladies, unless the Queen amends the rule. An amendment can be a possibility as her official royal website strongly claims, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist”.</p> <p>What do you think about royals not living in their namesake dukedoms? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. </p>

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Melania Trump speaks out about Donald Trump’s affairs in TV interview

<p>In the program titled <em>The First Lady</em>, due to air on the American network ABC in the US on Friday, interviewer Tom Llamas reminds Melania Trump: “You did agree to this interview, to your credit, with no preconditions. Knowing that there could be some tough questions asked.”</p> <p>While many of Mrs Trump’s answers are kept under wraps in the teaser released by the network, we do see the very direct questions Tom Llamas poses to her, including about President Trump’s cheating. His tawdry dalliance with outspoken porn star Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, has become an unseemly saga regularly hitting the headlines.</p> <p>Llamas throws down the gauntlet with the question: “You’re not the first First Lady to have to deal with your husband’s infidelities, has this put a strain on your marriage?” reported <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/malania-trump-talks-about-donald-trumps-affairs-in-tv-interview/news-story/5e0e3b9a6ba50826f3cbfaf6a9e3b6f0" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em>.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7821275/melania-interview.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c0ee3a0481e24b4b93b4ccc5ef9e2c85" /></p> <p>But we do see the First Lady’s response to her stance on the #MeToo movement, a difficult situation for her, given her support for her husband.</p> <p>“Can women in the #MeToo movement call you a supporter?” asked the journalist.</p> <p>“I support the women and they need to be heard,” she responded. “We need to support them, and also men, not just women. We need to have hard evidence that, you know, that if you are accused of something, show the evidence.”</p> <p>Also covered in the interview is that infamous fashion faux pas where the First Lady wore a parker emblazoned on the back with “I Really Don’t Care Do You?” as she visited child immigrants who had been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821276/melania-jacket.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2e8e61af4e89442781b06fdd1de7756c" /></p> <p>“Let’s talk about the jacket,” said Llamas.</p> <p>“The jacket,” she smiled.</p> <p>The First Lady was recently the subject of another <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/melania-trump-slams-critics-focus-on-what-i-do-not-what-i-wear" target="_blank">fashion controversy</a> during her visit to Africa – where the interview was filmed – for wearing a “colonial” white pith helmet.</p> <p>What are you most interested to hear from the First Lady in her interview? Tell us in the comments below.</p>

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Prince William teases Duchess Kate: "Pretty much ruined it"

<p>Prince William and Kate have stepped out for their first joint event after welcoming their third child on April 23, Prince Louis.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked excited to be out together as they attended the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London.</p> <p>The royal parents met with contemporary artists Dario Varagas, who offered them both the opportunity to have a go at painting.</p> <p>William volunteered his wife to go first, claiming that “she’s the arty one”.</p> <p>However, after Kate had finished her addition to the painting, William drew laughs from the crowd for saying that she’d “pretty much ruined the picture”.</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/Bot2XhZHLTr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bot2XhZHLTr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">🎨 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pick up a paintbrush and contribute to an artwork by @DairoVargas, which is inspired by the events at the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit — which aims to promote better mental health for all #GlobalMHSummit</a></p> <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 post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Oct 9, 2018 at 7:55am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>For the engagement, Kate wore a classic long-sleeved lilac dress by designer Emilia Wickstead.</p> <p>The 36-year-old paired the dress with nude heels and a pale lavender handbag.</p> <p>William dressed up in a black and white suit.</p> <p>The couple both wore recycled outfits to the event.</p> <p>When the duo arrived at the event, they were met by cheering fans who waved flags.</p> <p>Last week, Kate returned to royal duties, marking the end of her six-month maternity leave.</p> <p>The mental health summit, which is co-hosted by the UK government and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, saw several experts and political figures come together to address the stigma surrounding mental health.</p> <p>Mental health is an issue that Kate, William and Prince Harry all feel passionate about, with the trio spearheading The Heads Together campaign through their official charity The Royal Foundation.</p> <p>The campaign, which empowers experienced charities to work together, continues to encourage a healthy conversation around mental health. </p>

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The fresh food people? Woolworths under fire after customers discover mouldy food

<p>Supermarket chain Woolworths prides itself on being “The fresh food people” but frustrated customers are discovering they’re far from it.</p> <p>After purchasing items such as garlic bread, wraps and salads, many shoppers found their food items to be covered in mould and fungus, despite being well within the expiry date.</p> <p>Taking to social media, angry customers shared photos of the affected food and vented their frustration at the popular grocery store.</p> <p>One photo posted by a consumer showed a pack of wraps with green mould covering the edges but was labelled with an expiry date of December 5.</p> <p>“I don’t remember ordering mould with my wraps. And I’m pretty sure it’s October?!” said Facebook user Salyana McBurnie who posted the image to Woolworths' social media page.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fwoolworths%2Fposts%2F2324928020912649&amp;width=500" width="500" height="613" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>Speaking to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6254831/The-fresh-food-people-Disgusted-customers-slam-Woolworths-mouldy-food.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail Australia,</a></em> Ms McBurnie said it was frustrating to purchase food only to throw it out immediately.</p> <p>“I can get that there can be items that aren’t up to scratch but we pay top dollar for our food and I’d expect to not take mouldy food home,” she said.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fwoolworths%2Fposts%2F2324351414303643&amp;width=500" width="500" height="491" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>Another shopper purchased a block of cheese, but upon opening the packet, she discovered the item was covered in fungus despite the use-by date being marked as April 2019.</p> <p>Other incidents include a customer finding “white, fuzzy mould” in his salad that he purchased from Woolworths. And another who found both loaves of the garlic bread she bought were both mouldy.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fwoolworths%2Fposts%2F2324903000915151&amp;width=500" width="500" height="491" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>“Woolworths the fresh food people. I had two packets, and both were the same,” the customer wrote alongside a photo of the mould-infested bread.</p> <p><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6254831/The-fresh-food-people-Disgusted-customers-slam-Woolworths-mouldy-food.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail Australia</a></em> reached out to a spokesperson from Woolworths who went on to say that they are investigating the matter and they take the quality of their food very seriously. </p>

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Why Camilla will be missing from Princess Eugenie's wedding

<p>Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is to miss the other royal wedding of the year, Princess Eugenie’s upcoming nuptials to Jack Brooksbank.</p> <p>She’ll be staying put in the Scottish Highlands where she and Prince Charles are currently based, but it’s because she’s keeping her royal commitments that were scheduled ahead of the announced wedding date, rather than any family discord.</p> <p>Far from<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/princess-eugenie-wedding-camilla-parker-13377691" target="_blank">reports</a><span> </span>that Camilla’s absence is a royal “snub”,<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/royals/heres-why-this-senior-royal-will-be-missing-from-princess-eugenies-big-wedding-this-week/" target="_blank">People</a><span> </span>quotes a a royal insider at the Duchess and Prince Charles’ Clarence House office as saying, “These are long-standing invitations.”</p> <p>Camilla’s busy day will include attending a school harvest festival near Birkhall, her Scottish home.  </p> <p>Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson reportedly tried to convince Duchess Camilla to attend the wedding which was scheduled eight months ago, according to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7434421/camilla-snubbing-princess-eugenie-wedding/" target="_blank">The Sun</a>, but weren’t able to change her mind.</p> <p>“Eugenie and her parents wanted her to change her mind. But Camilla said she had a prior commitment and couldn’t,” said one insider.</p> <p>Another royal insider said that the Duchess regretted that she couldn’t make the nuptials, but that the Royal Family were understanding of the situation</p> <p>“The family understood, particularly Eugenie, and were fine about it owing to her previous commitment,” said the insider. “Camilla didn’t want to let anyone down.”</p> <p>Do you think Camilla should attend the wedding over her official engagements? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.</p>

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Melania Trump slams critics: “Focus on what I do, not what I wear”

<p>In what is considered a rare moment, Melania Trump has fired back at those criticising her outfit choices during her most recent trip to Africa.</p> <p>Melania, 48, took to Twitter to post a video of her addressing the backlash she has received over her wardrobe, which many people believed to be tone-deaf and arrogant. But the video, which shows the First Lady in Egypt, has prompted even more criticism after declaring: “I want to talk about my trip and not what I wear. That’s very important what we do, what we’re doing with US aid, what I do with my initiatives.</p> <p>“I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/FLOTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FLOTUS</a> Melania Trump: "I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear." <a href="https://t.co/X3k7MqhYmO">pic.twitter.com/X3k7MqhYmO</a></p> — The Hill (@thehill) <a href="https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1048743460398948352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 7, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The criticism from news and social media users started when Melania was photographed wearing a white pith helmet, which has historical ties with Africa’s colonisers.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7821234/gettyimages-1045901228.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b07fb587d2ec4c36b8df465630a412d5" /></p> <p>“It was the headgear that attracted most attention,” wrote <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/05/melania-trump-in-pith-helmet-on-kenya-safari-likened-to-colonialist" target="_blank"><em>The Guardian</em></a>. “Pith helmets – so-called because they are made of the material sholapith – were worn by European explorers and imperial administrators in Africa, parts of Asia and the Middle East in the 19th century before being adopted by military officers, rapidly becoming a symbol of status – and oppression.”</p> <p>Users on social media hilariously compared the First Lady with film characters such as Dr Rene Emile Belloq from Indiana Jones and Michael Jackson from his music video for <em>Smooth Criminal</em>.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7821235/gettyimages-1045930894.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8dd71d3dc7754211aa60a4391550c6f2" /></p> <p>Many others were quick to point out how she exclusively supported European designers instead of showcasing the work of local African creators.</p> <p>The backlash, which accused Melania of reinforcing colonialist behaviour, began a viral #FLOTUSInAfricaBingo hashtag – where Twitter users began to list the different stereotypical attitudes of tourists when visiting Africa.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Melania Trump wearing a pith helmet on her trip to "Africa" is more than a silly sartorial choice. It's a reflection of her outdated understanding of Africa. (Also, she was photographed in safari attire multiple times on this trip.) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FLOTUSinAfricaBingo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FLOTUSinAfricaBingo</a> <a href="https://t.co/aCnkOnPBF8">https://t.co/aCnkOnPBF8</a></p> — kim yi dionne (@dadakim) <a href="https://twitter.com/dadakim/status/1048315381473894400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 5, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Melania completes the stereotype trifecta--elephants, orphans and even the pith helmet.....<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FLOTUSinAfrica2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FLOTUSinAfrica2018</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/africasacountry?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@africasacountry</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AFP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFP</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AP</a> <a href="https://t.co/TkgFb3w4yY">pic.twitter.com/TkgFb3w4yY</a></p> — Matt Carotenuto (@matt_carotenuto) <a href="https://twitter.com/matt_carotenuto/status/1048197315360673792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 5, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Melania Trump's outfits scream, "I watched OUT OF AFRICA the night before". <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MelaniaTrump?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MelaniaTrump</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MelaniaInKenya?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MelaniaInKenya</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FLOTUSinAfricaBingo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FLOTUSinAfricaBingo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FLOTUSinAfrica2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FLOTUSinAfrica2018</a> <a href="https://t.co/2yvyR2Igf4">pic.twitter.com/2yvyR2Igf4</a></p> — Meja|梅贾 (@75Meja) <a href="https://twitter.com/75Meja/status/1048508479005110272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Kim Yi Dionne, a political science professor from the University of California, is responsible for initiating the hashtag and claims that the First Lady’s outfit choices reinforced colonial attitudes.</p> <p>“Her attire is a signal of her understanding of what Africa is in 2018. It’s tired and it’s old and it’s inaccurate,” Dr Dionne told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/world/africa/melania-trump-pith-helmet.html" target="_blank"><em>The New York Times</em>.</a></p> <p>But while her fashion choices were ignorant, many raised the question as to what Melania actually does.</p> <p>Her #BeBest campaign was labelled as confusing as the former model wanted to raise awareness on the issue of cyberbullying but given her husband's behaviour on Twitter and his notoriety of attacking people through the internet, the campaign fell short.</p> <p>Many also drew comparisons to a campaign that was in place during Barack Obama’s run and noted the similarities between the two.</p> <p>Even throughout President Trump’s campaign for the top position, Melania was given very little spotlight as Donald’s daughter Ivanka Trump was given the title of “unofficial First Lady.”</p> <p>During her visit to Africa she was asked to comment on Brett Kavanaugh, the man who the President picked for the Supreme Court even after he was accused of sexual harassment. She was a woman of few words as she said that she is “against any kind of abuse or violence.”</p> <p>She went on to deny the claims that Donald Trump labelled Haiti and other African nations as “s**thole countries.”</p> <p>So, while Melania asks the world to focus on her work and not her style choices, the question that people are begging to know is, what is her work? And what is it that the First Lady has achieved since coming into the role?</p> <p>This isn’t the first time Melania has sparked backlash over something she has decided to wear, as in June, she was heavily criticised on a global level for wearing a khaki Zara coat with the words “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” during her visit to the children affected by America’s immigration crisis.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7821233/gettyimages-980585888.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/cdf3f5ad4a7b4fdcb97e1cae304f22e3" /></p> <p>During that time, the President caused an uproar over a policy that separated immigrant children from their parents after they were detained at the US border.</p> <p>The jacket was said to be complicit and tone-deaf as the words emblazoned on the back were inappropriate for the occasion.</p> <p>But one thing Melania has gotten right is that people should be focusing on the achievements and work of the First Lady rather than what she chooses to wear. </p>

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The first major move Prince Harry and Meghan are making as a married couple

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are moving on up in the royal ranks – property wise that is – with plans for the loved-up couple to relocate from Nottingham Cottage, situated in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, where they have lived since getting married in May, reported <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.harpersbazaar.com.au/celebrity/prince-harry-meghan-markle-apartment-1-kensington-palace-17465" target="_blank" title="Harpers Bazaar"><em>Harpers Bazaar</em></a>. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">And they’ll get some very high profile neighbours as they move into Apartment 1, on the west side of Kensington Palace, where Prince William, Duchess Kate, and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis live in Apartment 1A. They’ll even be an adjoining door between the neighbours!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821228/kensington-palace.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a1bdb15324fe4f2ea2ccff8adb5b01a0" /></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">It’s a big step for the couple, their first marital home since they married some five months ago, and a move that has been delayed by extensive renovations worth $AU2.6 million. A telling sign that plans are afoot, according to the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6240755/Harry-Meghan-Kensington-Palace-apartment-1-4-million-renovation.html" target="_blank" title="Daily Mail"><em>Daily Mail</em></a>, is that that the tarpaulin and scaffolding have been removed from the apartment after almost a year.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">And Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will have just a little more room to spread their wings. <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/homes/2017112744299/meghan-markle-prince-harry-cottage-house/" target="_blank" title="Hello!"><em>Hello!</em></a> reports that Nottingham Cottage has two bedrooms and a modest living room, while there’s 21 rooms at their apartment at Kensington Palace.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">As well as the freshly renovated royal digs, the pair still have their leased weekend getaway in The Cotswolds, and will keep Nottingham Cottage as one of their residences.<br /></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">It appears the royal moving trucks aren’t far away!</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">If you had 21 rooms, what would you do with them? Tell us in the comments below.</span></p>

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The Project host snaps in on-air meltdown: "It's disgusting"

<p class="p1"><span class="s1">In an explosive exchange on <em>The Project</em> last night, things got personal when hosts Peter Helliar and Steve Price bitterly disagreed about the controversial plans to advertise the Everest Cup horse race on the sails of the Sydney Opera House.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Radio broadcaster Price said he was perplexed at the controversy, saying he didn’t see what “the big deal” was, and referenced imagery that had appeared in the past on the sails for the Wallabies, reported <em><a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/the-project-hosts-clash-over-opera-house-racing-controversy-youre-a-wer/news-story/77701e67eb3d84af3d52f5d10f5e9d97"><span class="s2">news.com.au</span></a></em>.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“It’s a few lights flashed up on the sails briefly, there’s no graffiti, it’s not advertising, it’s promotion of a NSW sporting event,” he said.</span></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">“I don’t know what the big deal about this is!” Pricey shares his two cents on the Opera House controversy and explains where else he’s shared his cents! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheProjectTV?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheProjectTV</a> <a href="https://t.co/z0k22xljon">pic.twitter.com/z0k22xljon</a></p> — The Project (@theprojecttv) <a href="https://twitter.com/theprojecttv/status/1049216328853204993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 8, 2018</a></blockquote> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">But things really got nasty when Price claimed he’d paid for the Opera House. According to <em><a href="https://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/personalities/steve-price"><span class="s2">tenplay.com.au</span></a></em>, the radio host lives between Sydney and Melbourne.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He questioned why Helliar would be so outraged at the plans to advertise horse racing on the world-famous landmark when he lives in Melbourne.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> </span><span class="s1">“You’re so obsessed with this story. You don’t even live in Sydney. You didn’t even pay for the Opera House – I did!” he said.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> </span><span class="s1">A bemused Helliar fired back:</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> </span><span class="s1">“You’ve made me angry. You paid for the Opera House? There’s your headline. You’re a w***er.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> </span><span class="s1">Helliar also had plenty to say about Price’s 2GB colleague, the influential radio host Alan Jones, who he accused of “bullying” Louise Herron, chief executive of the Opera House, in an interview on his radio show. Jones had said he could have Herron fired if she didn’t toe the line on the advertising plans.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> </span><span class="s1">“This isn’t about gambling, it’s the fact that the Sydney Opera House have a charter, and they’ve been forced to change that charter and that interview with Alan Jones – and it’s almost a side issue – but that was disgusting,” said Helliar.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“That was so disgusting. To hear a woman bullied.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The comedian said that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian should not have bowed to Jones’ demands to advertise on the Opera House and should have “changed her mind to send a message.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> </span><span class="s1">Price said he wouldn’t “pass judgement” on his colleague, nor would he do so of his The Project co-hosts. But Helliar wasn’t about to back down.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">“So you’re comfortable with it, yeah?”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Host Waleed Aly stepped in and summed up the confrontation quipping: “Oooh, the ice from Pete!”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Over 245,000 people have signed an <a href="https://www.change.org/p/defend-our-opera-house-support-louise-herron-4ebd912c-e760-43f1-a396-3e7468869056"><span class="s2">online petition</span></a> so far, saying the Opera House should be protected from Jones and his “gambling mates.”</span></p> <p class="p2"><span class="s1"> </span></p>

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The Queen’s rules for Sarah Ferguson at royal wedding

<p>After years of being shunned by the royal family for her misdemeanours during her marriage to Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson will have the opportunity to mingle with her ex-husband’s family once again at her daughter’s royal wedding.</p> <p>The royal clan are all set to gather for Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel on October 12.  </p> <p>And to make sure the day runs smoothly, the Queen has put special measures in place for 58-year-old Fergie, reported <a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/royals/british-royal-family/the-queen-sarah-ferguson-royal-wedding-rules-51679"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;"><u>Woman’s Day</u></em></strong></a>.</p> <p>A palace aide told the publication: “Fergie has been told she has to sit on Jack's family's side at the chapel.”</p> <p>"She's also been banned from making a speech, as much as Eugenie would have liked her to, out of fear she may say something untoward or make subtle digs at the family."</p> <p>Fergie has also been instructed to avoid three members of the royal family on the day, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.</p> <p>"Some of the royals have very much forgiven Fergie for her misdemeanours, but the likes of Prince Philip and Princess Anne still don't see her point of view," another palace source explained.</p> <p>"Harry and Meghan invited her to their wedding ceremony, but it was very telling that <span style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit !important;">she didn't get an invitation to their reception</span> – and William and Kate didn't welcome her at all!"</p> <p>"Of course, the Queen would not actually disallow Fergie from attending her own daughter's wedding, but she's wary disaster could strike if the duchess doesn't behave herself."</p> <p>The Duchess of York’s most infamous scandal was when she was pictured getting her toes sucked by oil tycoon John Bryan prior to her divorce to Prince Andrew in 1996.</p> <p>In 2010, she was also filmed offering an undercover reporter access to her ex-husband for money.</p> <p> </p>

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