Beloved Balmoral: Elizabeth leaves Highlands for last time
When the hearse carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s body pulled out of the gates of Balmoral Castle on Sunday, it marked the monarch’s final departure from a personal sanctuary where she could shed the straitjacket of protocol and ceremony for a few weeks every year.
Princess Charlene Returns to Monaco After Medical Odyssey
Eric Gaillard/AFP via GettyMonaco’s Princess Charlene is back home in the tiny city-state after a mysterious medical odyssey that kept her apart from her husband, Prince Albert, and their young children for nearly a year.The palace issued a statement Saturday confirming the 44-year-old royal had been reunited with her family, while also saying that she is still recovering from the aftereffects of what’s been described as an infection.“She still needs peace and calm,” the statement said, adding tnews.yahoo.com
Prince Albert of Monaco says he's 'furious' at the mother of his son for saying Princess Charlene once moved their child into the 'employee wing'
Nicole Coste, mother of Albert's son Alexandre, says Charlene moved her then 8-year-old son's room in their home before the couple's royal wedding.news.yahoo.com
‘You have again lost your self-control’: Prince Albert’s scathing letters to Queen Victoria revealed
Scathing handwritten letters from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria after their arguments can be read by the public for the first time – nearly a century after their daughter tried to destroy them.news.yahoo.com
Family behind opioid manufacturer would give up pharma company under potential bankruptcy settlement
A New York judge is expected to decide today whether to approve a bankruptcy settlement from oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma. The drug company and members of the family that own it, the Sacklers, have been blamed by some for helping fuel the country's opioid crisis. It's been linked to about 500,000 deaths nationwide.news.yahoo.com
Pope quotes Putin instead of Merkel to chide West's Afghan war
Pope Francis has criticized the West's recent involvement in Afghanistan as an outsider's attempt to impose democracy — although he did it by citing Russia's Vladimir Putin while thinking he was quoting Germany's Angela Merkel.news.yahoo.com
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco’s Marriage Is in Trouble, Reports Say
HRH Princess Charlene/InstagramThe narrative of a love match between Prince Albert of Monaco and his bride, former South African Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, so relentlessly marketed by the tiny principality, has long struggled to maintain credibility when confronted with reality.Even before their wedding, there were extraordinary stories that Charlene tried to thrice flee the statelet only to be intercepted and brought back to the palace by the local security service.One of her escape atnews.yahoo.com
Macron is the latest world leader to catch COVID-19
French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he meets Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, the presidential Elysee Palace announced on Thursday. DONALD TRUMPPresident Donald Trump announced in October that he and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus. BORIS JOHNSONThe British prime minister was the first major world leader confirmed to have COVID-19, after facing criticism for downplaying the pandemic. Other top officials in former Soviet states who were infected include Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
Loss of 'snowbirds' amid pandemic another hit to US tourism
Canadian snowbirds must buy a supplemental plan to their government-provided coverage for any emergencies during their stay. She’s also not sure how much of a boost RV parks and campgrounds will get. Snowbirds make up 30% of the business for Florida's RV parks, he said. Between vacation rentals and hotels, the city did 5.5% more business between July and September compared with the same period last year. “The amount of people coming on vacation rentals was like nothing we had ever seen.
Brazil's president says hydroxychloroquine to cure his virus
The president told reporters he underwent a lung X-ray on Monday after experiencing fever, muscle aches and malaise. As of Tuesday, his fever had subsided, he said, and he attributed the improvement to hydroxychloroquine. He took over after his predecessor, a doctor and health care consultant, quit in protest over Bolsonaros support for hydroxychloroquine. Bolsonaro supporter Silas Ribeiro said on the streets of Rio that the president is correct in saying the dangers of the virus have been exaggerated. Unlike Britain's prime minister, who moderated his rhetoric after testing positive for the virus, Bolsonaro will probably not change his stance, said Leandro Consentino, a political science professor at Insper, a university in Sao Paulo.
Prince Albert of Monaco, Grace Kelly's son, tests positive for coronavirus
Prince Albert of Monaco has tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to the Associated Press, which cited the palace. The 62-year-old is the son of Prince Rainier III and the former American actress Grace Kelly. In a statement, the palace of Monaco says Albert is being treated by doctors from the Princess Grace Hospital, named after his mother. Prince Albert isn't the first prominent name to come down with the virus, which has caused a worldwide pandemic. Contributing: Maria Puente, USA TODAY; The Associated Pressmonroenews.com
Monacos Prince Albert II: Oceans are a family heritage, with little time to save them
As head of state, Prince Albert II of Monaco, son of Prince Rainier III and Hollywood actress Grace Kelly, has made ocean research and conservation a priority through his government and his private foundation, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Prince Albert sat down with the Los Angeles Times to talk about his foundation and why he puts such an emphasis on ocean conservation and sustainability. Prince Albert II is seen in 2005 in Svalbard, Norway, comparing the situation there with how it was in 1906, when his great-great-grandfather Prince Albert I visited. I took a trip to the Arctic region in 2005 to reenact the last scientific campaign of my great-great-grandfather Prince Albert I, who traveled around Svalbard, around Spitsbergen, in 1906. Oceans are a family heritage, because of my great-great-grandfather, but also my father, who spearheaded different initiatives to better protect the Mediterranean.latimes.com
Two inmates escape from Canadian penitentiary, police say
CNN Video(CNN) - Two inmates believed to be dangerous escaped from a Canadian prison in Saskatchewan Friday night and are still on the run, police said. "Prince Albert RCMP believes Favel and Lemaigre-Elliot can be dangerous and advises they are not to be approached," the police said in a statement Saturday. The pair could be in Prince Albert or on the way to Yorkton, La Loche or Saskatoon, the release said. He was last seen wearing track pants and a black coat, the police said. The Riverbend institution is a minimum-security facility about one kilometer (0.6 miles) west of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, that houses regular inmates and conditional released offenders with residency requirements, according to the Government of Canada website.