£396,000 for the bracelet Princess Margaret wore on her birthday

The decorative art pearl and diamond bracelet that Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth's sister, wore on her 19th birthday at Buckingham Palace in 1949, fetches £396,000. A private collection was acquired by a hobbyist after a fierce bidding battle conducted by the "Dix Noonan Web" house in L

UK's Prince Andrew to challenge US court in Giuffre's lawsuit

Britain's Prince Andrew plans to challenge a United States court's jurisdiction over a civil lawsuit by a woman named Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of sexually assaulting and battering her two decades ago, according to a Monday court filing. In the filing with the U.S. District Court in Manha

Princess Charlene of Monaco Leaves Hospital after Treatment for Infection

Princess Charlene of Monaco has left hospital in South Africa following treatment for an ear, nose and throat infection, a spokeswoman for the principality's palace said on Saturday. The princess was admitted to hospital on Wednesday after fainting due to complications from the condition, which w

UK’s oldest man reveals secret to long life

The UK’s oldest man has said that his secret to a long life is having fish and chips for dinner every Friday. John Tinniswood, 109, celebrated his birthday earlier this month and shared some of his tips for living a full life. “Never exceed what you can normally do,” he told IT

Queen Calls for Legal Action against Harry, Meghan Attacks

The transatlantic war of words between Buckingham Palace and the Sussexes could take a new twist, with the Queen reportedly 'ordering' officials to plan a legal fightback against the couple. Sources say the 'exasperated' Queen, 95, has told palace officials to 'lawyer up' with libel experts after

Gates Offers $1.5 bn in Climate Help If US Takes Legislative Action

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday said his climate fund would pour $1.5 billion into projects with the United States if the government enacts a program to cut carbon emissions currently working its way through Congress. A $1.2 trillion infrastructure package passed by the US Senate this

UK Labour Party kicks out veteran filmmaker Ken Loach

Left-wing British filmmaker Ken Loach said on Saturday that he had been expelled from the Labour Party in a “purge” by leader Keir Starmer.Veteran socialist Loach, 85, said he had been kicked out after refusing to “disown” other far-left members who have already been ejecte

Jailed Samsung Chief Granted Release on Parole

The jailed de facto leader of the giant Samsung group will be released early on parole this week, South Korea's justice ministry said Monday, easing concerns over a possible leadership vacuum at the conglomerate. Lee Jae-yong -- the 188th richest person in the world according to Forbes, with a ne

Queen Elizabeth’s favourite foods, according to royal chef

With a team of world-class chefs, access to the best food that money can buy, and dining rooms at palaces across the UK, you would have thought meal times are always prestigious in the Windsor household. The chef of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II revealed her favorite eating habits, as he revealed

Meghan Markle to make animated adventure series for Netflix

Meghan Markle is creating and executive producing a new animated series for Netflix, titled “Pearl,” that will focus on a 12-year-old girl’s “heroic adventures.”   The couple signed a deal to produce content for the popular streaming platform after quitting the

Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday in his boldest adventure yet, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos.   The nearly 71-year-old Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space tourism company reached an altit

Widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat dies in Egypt

Jehan Sadat, widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the first Arab leader to make peace with Israel, died in Egypt on Friday. She was 87.In recent weeks, the Egyptian press reported that Sadat had been in an Egyptian hospital and battling cancer. Last year, she received medical treatment

Prince Harry pays surprise visit to London charity event

Prince Harry has made a surprise appearance at a London charity event to meet seriously ill children. The Duke of Sussex is back in Britain and is due to join his brother, Prince William, to unveil a statue Thursday in honour of their late mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th

Bolsonaro Fined for Flouting Mask at Mass Motorcycle Rally

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro led thousands of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday — and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask in violation of local pandemic restrictions. The conservative president waved to the crowd from his motorcycle a

Kate Winslet becomes global ambassador of the world's largest cosmetic company

Kate Winslet is among one of the greatest actresses of any generation; she is an icon for the importance of self-belief, and an activist for change. Which is why she is the new face of the world's largest cosmetics company L'Oreal Paris to share the mission for women, "never doubt yourself; we're

Meghan and Harry welcome second child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana

The second baby for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is officially here: Meghan gave birth to a healthy girl on Friday.A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan said Sunday the couple welcomed their child Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Their daughter weighed in at 7 lbs, 11 o

Facebook bans former US president Trump for 2 years

Facebook on Friday set its ban on former US president Donald Trump for two years, saying he deserved the maximum punishment for violating platform rules over a deadly attack by his supporters on the US Capitol. The two-year ban will be effective from Jan.7, when Trump was booted off the platform,

Trump’s blog page shuts down a month after launch

Former US President Donald Trump’s blog page, launched last month in the wake of major social media platforms banning him, has been removed from his website. Trump aide Jason Miller on Wednesday said that the page, which had been called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” would