Epitomising a life of service, the Duke of Edinburgh dutifully served his country for more than 70 years as the Queen's consort on royal tours, visits and functions. As a senior royal his every movement was followed by a photographer's lens which captured thousands of images of His Royal Highness, either meeting people, sharing a joke with his family or taking in the occasion. His death on Friday aged 99, just two months shy of his 100th birthday plunged the nation into mourning ahead of his funeral next weekend in Windsor. Here, we look back at some of his greatest moments. The Duke of Edinburgh looks dashing in a tuxedo as he shares a laugh at a Yacht Club reception at Cowes Regatta in August, 1982 RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Philip will be laid to rest on a Land Rover he helped to... Queen shares poignant picture of herself and Philip and pays... 'I will miss my dear papa': Prince Charles pays tribute to... … [Read more...] about As dashing in his trunks as he was in a tuxedo… they don’t make them like this anymore! Prince Philip’s remarkable life in photos
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Each UK nation has set out a roadmap out of lockdown with specific dates. From Monday 12 April, England's lockdown eases significantly. Here are the timetables for lifting COVID-19 restrictions in each UK nation: England There are four steps to easing England's lockdown. Advertisement The prime minister hopes to be able to lift the majority of rules by 21 June, but this is dependent on cases, deaths and hospital admissions continuing to fall so the dates are the earliest any of the stated rules could be lifted. There will be no regional tier systems - England will be treated as one in the easing of lockdown. Step one was completed in two parts on 8 and 29 March. Boris Johnson has confirmed England will progress to the next planned stage of lockdown lifting from Monday as he said the roadmap was on track. The next steps are as follows: Step Two - 12 April: Mr Johnson has confirmed this will take place on 12 April thanks to a … [Read more...] about COVID-19: What’s allowed from 12 April as lockdown eases in England?
Shared grief over the death of the Duke of Edinburgh is an "ideal opportunity" to mend rifts within the Royal Family, former prime minister Sir John Major has said. His comments came after Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, suggested a coming-together for Prince Philip's funeral could help heal any tensions. Prince Harry laid bare details of friction with members of his family during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. Asked during an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr programme if he agreed with Cardinal Nichols, Sir John said: "I'm sure he is right, I hope he's right, I believe he is right and I certainly hope so. "The friction that we are told has arisen is a friction better ended as speedily as possible, and a shared emotion, a shared grief, at the present time because of the death of their father, their grandfather, I think is an ideal opportunity. "I hope very much that it is possible to mend any rifts that … [Read more...] about Prince Philip: Shared grief over Duke of Edinburgh’s death is ‘ideal opportunity’ to mend rifts in Royal Family, Sir John Major says
THE LAST movements of missing Brit woman Sarm Heslop could have been missed as a bar's CCTV was not working due to a power failure. Heslop , 41, from Southampton, Hampshire, vanished without a trace on March 7 after she and Ryan Bane, 44, had drinks at the 420 to Center bar in Frank's Bay, St John, the US Virgin Islands. Heslop has been missing since for more than a month as she vanished without a trace - with Bane telling cops she was last seen aboard his boat Siren Song. The mystery continues as no clues have yet been discovered as to her whereabouts or what happened to her on March 7. And now cops have hit another brick wall as they attempt to trawl through the island's CCTV network to try and trace Sarm's movements. Ryan Sharkey, owner of the 420 to Center bar, said the cameras at the bar have only just been replaced after a power outage, reports The Mirror . He said: "The CCTV was blown out a few days before by an electrical outage. “I’ve only just got it … [Read more...] about Last movements of missing Brit woman Sarm Heslop MISSED as bar’s CCTV wasn’t working due to power failure
DMX may get a memorial at Yonkers Raceway and his hometown is considering building a statue or naming a street after the rap icon. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said that he has offered the city's largest outdoor venue to the late rapper's family as a way to honor the artist. DMX , whose real name was Earl Simmons, tragically passed away on Friday after a reported drug overdose last week triggered a fatal heart attack. The rapper was reportedly in a "vegetative state" in the hospital for a week before he passed away. His family is reportedly planning both a private and public memorial, and Spano told TMZ that the city of Yonkers wants to ease the burden on the rapper's family. He said he hopes they will use the Yonkers Raceway grounds, which normally has a seating capacity of 7,500 -- but is limited to 20% of that number under current Covid-19 guidelines. Spano said it would be fitting for fans to say goodbye to the rapper in the city where he was raised. There … [Read more...] about DMX death: rapper ‘to get memorial at Yonkers Raceway’ & hometown could build statue or name street after him