Prince Philip will celebrate his 99th birthday with a quiet and low-key lunch at Windsor Castle with his wife the Queen. The couple have been self-isolating at the castle since lockdown was introduced, and the Duke of Edinburgh will spend his special day there on June 10. The Duke of Edinburgh is never one for a big fuss on his birthday, but the coronavirus restrictions mean he won't be able to see his children, grandchildren of great-grandkids on the big day. However Prince Charles, Camilla, the Cambridges, Prince Harry , Meghan Markle , Archie and the rest of the royal family will wish him a very happy birthday via Zoom call. It's also expected that they will release birthday messages and photos on social media to mark the special occasion. Philip's cousin Myra Butter, 95, explained that he's also had a "no fuss, no bother, approach to his birthday. She told the Mail : "He still enjoys the greatest role of all, supporting the Queen. As for a party to … [Read more...] about Prince Philip’s 99th birthday plans as he’s set to celebrate with the Queen
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PAIGNE SPIRANAC says she is 'missing Tiger Woods' at this year's Masters. The golfing major concludes this evening at Augusta with the famous green jacket up for grabs. Hideki Matsuyama goes into the final round with a four-stroke lead over the chasing pack after a stunning 65 on Saturday. But there is no Woods at this year's tournament following his horror car crash in February . The five-time Masters champ, 45, smashed his SUV into a tree driving at around 87mph in a 45mph zone . He broke both bones in his lower left leg in two places and suffered a serious ankle injury, and was in hospital in Los Angeles for three weeks before being allowed to return to his home in Florida. The golfing legend is on the road to recovery now but is forced to keep up with the tournament's climax on the TV. And American former golfer Spiranac , now a social media celebrity, took to Twitter on Saturday to express her sadness at Tiger's absence - as well as providing … [Read more...] about Paige Spiranac ‘missing Tiger Woods’ as Masters gets set for final day without its biggest star after horror car crash
Voters in Kyrgyzstan headed to the polls on Sunday for a constitutional referendum widely expected to see President Sadyr Zhaparov's powers expanded while allowing him to run for office a second time. According to preliminary results from the electoral commission, about 78% of voters backed the constitutional change. The referendum comes three months after the populist leader was elected, following the removal of his predecessor amid protests. The change would shrink the size of parliament by 25%, to 90 seats, and give Zhaparov the power to appoint judges and heads of law-enforcement agencies. Watch video 02:32 Share Kyrgyzstan: presidential elections Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3ni9V Kyrgyzstan: A change of president and a change for the better? Who is Sadyr Zhaparov? A former member of parliament and … [Read more...] about Kyrgyzstan president set to win new constitutional powers
THERE'S a bird in this tricky brainteaser who's missing a pair - so can you spot which one? The puzzle is by Hungarian cartoonist Gergely Dudas, known as Dudolf , and it's characteristically difficult. It shows 41 colourful parrots sat on four telephone wires - meaning there's an odd one out. Two of the parrots are smooching, while one pair is chatting across two wires. Others are having a snooze, wearing top hats, flapping their wings or simply looking around at their pals. If you're still struggling, try zoning in on the centre of the image. Check below to see if you got it right... Most read in Fabulous Live Blog TRAGIC NEWS Harry will return to UK for Prince Philip funeral but Meghan told not to attend BUMP IN THE ROAD Ex’s new partner acts like I'm her surrogate & wants to be called ‘mama’ MAKE IT REIGN The real story behind this giggling pic of Queen & Philip will make … [Read more...] about Can YOU spot the odd one out in this brainteaser? There’s a bird with no matching pair – but are you eagle eyed enough?
In the latest commercial for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, a bearded garden gnome in a pointy hat is standing on a flowery lawn. "Normal is a homeland," a voice intones, "and secure borders." Releasing its election program and first campaign ad at the party's congress over the weekend, the AfD has begun its 2021 Bundestag effort in earnest under the slogan: " Germany. But normal ." DW's Hans Pfeifer The AfD is advertising what it sees as a German norm or normality. The video features grandparents hugging children, a laughing family at the dinner table, happy schoolkids, a small dog — and the garden gnome. In summary, it is an ode to what the AfD considers a certain German nostalgia: During a time of pandemic and the exceptional circumstances it has required, the party is offering to restore an imagined ideal. However, more telling is what the AfD highlights as a contrast to normal. The video shows cafes closed to slow the transmission of the coronavirus, … [Read more...] about Opinion: The nationalist AfD’s nonexistent German ‘normal’