The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a "very healthy baby boy". The as yet unnamed Baby Sussex was delivered at 5.26am and weighed 7lb 3oz. A visibly overjoyed Prince Harry revealed the news outside Windsor Castle on Monday afternoon and praised Meghan. With a big smile on his face the smitten Duke of Sussex said: "It was amazing, absolutely incredible. "I'm so incredibly proud of my wife." It has since emerged Meghan may have given birth at a private hospital dashing her hopes of a home birth. She is believed to have been whisked off by a royal security team to a private hospital in London, but the exact location has not been disclosed. The plans were so secret that senior royals were not even told of the move, it is understood. Buckingham Palace has refused to give details about where Meghan gave birth but sources confirmed the Duchess gave birth at a hospital. Follow the latest updates here... Key Events What we know so far 16:27 Meghan 'secretly taken to … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have had a baby boy
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Imagine looking out of your lounge window and seeing an art student laying on your front garden wall having pictures taken for a project. Or strangers hanging around your front gate taking photos of your home for their Instagram account. Or even catching a bus into town that happens to have a picture of your home on the side, thanks to an advertising campaign by a local estate agent. The residents of Cardiff’s Elm Street are used to these colourful experiences as they live on arguably the most vibrant road in the capital. Purple, green, blue, red, more purple, yellow, pink, navy, even more purple: the street has become as visually iconic as Tenby Harbour or Aberaeron seafront. Some of the homes in Elm Street even have a decorative theme accompanying their captivating colours. One of the most famous homes of the Elm Street frontage is fondly known by residents as ‘the Caribbean house’. The original owner painted her home shades of blue and planted a palm tree and … [Read more...] about What it’s like living on one of Wales’ most colourful streets
Newsbeat By Michael Baggs Newsbeat reporter 14 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-46860693 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The rainbow flag with six colours - red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet, is the most … [Read more...] about Does the pride flag need black and brown stripes?
Even veterans of British politics say they have known nothing like it, so highly-charged is the atmosphere inside and outside parliament, so deafening and ubiquitous the noise, so impassioned and uninhibited the arguments. It is hard to believe that MPs have been back in Westminster only a few days since the festive break. In becoming fixated on individuals and points of procedure, however, there is a risk that the big picture loses focus. And the big picture – the whole reason why tensions are running so high – is that next Tuesday, or if not Tuesday then sometime before 29 March, the future of the UK will be decided. The process set in train by the 23 June 2016 referendum will reach its conclusion. And no one knows – let’s be honest – how it is going to end: deal or no deal, “people’s referendum”, “snap” general election, “government of national unity”. We are sailing into uncharted waters, towards … [Read more...] about ‘I witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union and Brexit Britain’s situation is just as precarious’
Every day we'll be bringing you an interesting fact about the French or France. If you've got any you'd like us to publish please write to us at [email protected] Today we're kicking the series off with a strange fact about the French flag. France is known for many things, not least of all it's world famous tricolore flag. The vertical strips of red, white and blue, which have come to represent liberté, égalité and fraternité (liberty, equality and fraternity), which make up the flag are as much a part of France as wine, cheese and the French national anthem la marseillaise. But this hasn't always been the case. In fact, between 1814 and 1830, the French flag was just plain white. So, why was this the case? During the French Revolution the French tricolore flag was adopted, with red and blue for the colours of Paris and white either for the "ancient colour of France" if you go by what General Lafayette said or for … [Read more...] about Did you know: The strange fact about the French flag?