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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: Surprising fitness item royal takes abroad when travelling

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has, unsurprisingly, fine-tuned how she likes to travel. The royal has been on a great many visits alongside her husband Prince Charles. There’s one item she says she always takes when jet-setting.
“The Duchess is touring a community centre where she turns her hand to art, flower-arranging and cooking, and drops in on a yoga class for senior citizens,” wrote Hardman.

“They all obediently freeze in position as she walks in.

“She spots a ‘back brick’ and tells her guide that she never travels without one.

“‘Healthy ageing – that’s what we all need,’ she says cheerfully.”


Yoga bricks are a helpful tool to deepen flexibility and enhance yoga practice by lending the support needed.

Camilla is known to be a fan of yoga and practices the discipline alongside pilates.

While watching the Singapore class she also remarked: “It’s very good for you yoga, isn’t it?

“I do a bit of yoga. A bit of yoga and a bit of Pilates.”

He has previously claimed if more people enjoyed the physical and mental benefits of the discipline the NHS could save on ‘precious and expensive’ resources.

Not everything the royals take away with them focuses on fitness, though.

Telegraph reporter Gordon Rayner, who has attended 20 royal tours, previously reported the pair travel with their own alcohol.

Charles and Camilla sometimes take a secret stash of booze with them when they travel to avoid their drinks being tampered with.

“Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall sometimes take their own alcohol so there’s no danger of their drinks being spiked,” Rayner told Conde Nast Traveler.

Gazprom significantly boosts natural gas supplies abroad in 2021

Russian energy major Gazprom’s gas exports to non-CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries increased by 28.3% since the beginning of the year to 42.9 billion cubic meters, the company said.

That is “9.5 billion cubic meters more than in the first 2.5 months of last year,” according to Gazprom.

The company pointed out that the high demand for gas was due to the cold start of the calendar spring this year. “We continue to provide gas to domestic and foreign consumers on a full-scale basis,” it said.
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Gazprom’s supplies particularly rose in Turkey (by 80.5%), Romania (77.7%), Finland (74.2%), Serbia (61.5%) and Bulgaria (52.1%). Gas deliveries to Germany and Greece also saw a boost of 28.7% and 24.5%, respectively.

The company said that in the first two weeks of this month, gas supplies to Turkey increased 11.5 times compared with the same period last year. Exports to China via the Power of Siberia mega gas pipeline regularly exceed Gazprom’s daily contractual obligations. The actual volume of supplies from March 1 to March 15 was 3.2 times more than in the same period of 2020, it said.

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British Airways update: Holidays cancelled as BA offers £33 Covid test to take abroad

“As a trusted healthcare provider we look forward to delivering an exceptional patient experience to British Airways’ customers and to working with them on a safe return to travel.”

Test results from Qured and other test providers can be safely and securely uploaded to BA’s new travel health app, VeriFLY.

The digital health travel passport, which can be downloaded to a mobile device, is designed to check customers meet the entry requirements of their destination by providing digital health document verification and confirming eligibility before they depart for the airport.

British Airways is in talks with all test providers to seek opportunities to have test results automatically sent to the VeriFLY app, to make the process even easier.

Prince Charles: Prince of Wales hates being called certain names when travelling abroad

As next in line to the throne, when Queen Elizabeth, 94, dies, Prince Charles will become King Charles.

It’s not just his name that the royal is particular about when he travels.

Carolyn Robb, the youngest and first female chef who served Prince Charles and Princess Diana and worked in the royal household for 11 years between 1989 and 2000, told MailOnline Prince Charles requested to have his homegrown food from the UK with him when he was abroad.

“He liked to have his own food with him,” she explained, meaning “piles and piles of cool-boxes” were taken around the world.

While it seems to be a strange request, it was to avoid falling ill during a full itinerary.

Can I go abroad this summer? Dates, latest advice and vaccine passports

Lockdown measures are reaching a sombre milestone this month, with March 23 marking a year since stay at home orders were first issued. Now the Government has issued a roadmap out of the third national lockdown, with a timeline of when certain measures can ease. For many, this has given hope for a return to somewhat normality during the summer months.
Britons have been unable to nip to non-essential shops, travel across the country freely or book holidays abroad in recent months.

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, starting with children returning to schools on March 8 – less than a week away.

As the vaccine effort continues across the country, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed his plans to lift restrictions.

One major aspect of normality is a return to holidays abroad, but when exactly can Britons head away for summer breaks?

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Then the majority of accommodation including hotels and holiday parks have a date of May 17 for opening.

May 17 has also been given as the earliest date which the restrictions on international travel may lift.

However, these milestones will only be met should the Government find all four conditions for lockdown lifting be met.

These are

  • Vaccine programme continues
  • Data shows vaccines are reducing deaths and the numbers of people in hospital needing treatment for Covid
  • The infection rates aren’t putting hospitals at risk of surging numbers
  • New variants don’t add risk to lifting restrictions
For those planning to travel to the UK from abroad, including UK nationals returning home, you must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken up to three days before departure.

If you do not comply (and you do not have a valid exemption) your airline or carrier may refuse you boarding and/or you may be fined on arrival.

Vaccine passports

One element of international travel returning could be the introduction of the so-called vaccine passports.

The government is said to be debating bringing in vaccine certificates as part of lockdown measures easing.

This may be added to the NHS app or a separate card which is added to medical records.

Britons may need to use the vaccine passport to enter certain venues or even travel abroad.

Israel has introduced a green pass scheme, allowing those who have been vaccinated to return to somewhat normal life and visit bars, swimming pools and hotels.