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‘Such a lovely moment!’ Princess Eugenie reveals Philip got to meet her son before death

'Such a lovely moment!' Princess Eugenie reveals Philip got to meet her son before death

Princess Eugenie, 31, was able to introduce her baby boy August Philip Hawke to her grandfather Prince Philip after whom he was named. Baby August was born in February just weeks before the Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9.

Speaking in the BBC documentary Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers which aired on Wednesday night Eugenie said: “We named August, August Philip because grandpa had been such a huge, inspiring character in my life.

“I brought little August to come and meet him and told him that we’d named him after him and it was such a lovely moment.

“We were very lucky to do that.”

During the documentary, Eugenie also spoke of how she shared a passion for art with the late Duke who was known to enjoy watercolour painting.

Philip died at Windsor Castle just months before he was due to celebrate his 100th birthday on June 10.

Eugenie was among royals including Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Anne and Prince Charles to pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh in the special programme.

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Royal Family LIVE: Queen to meet Lili? Harry and Meghan poised to make huge baby decision

Royal Family LIVE: Queen to meet Lili? Harry and Meghan poised to make huge baby decision

The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her daughter, named Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, on June 4, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, weighing 7lb 11oz. She was named after the Queen’s family nickname and also Harry’s late mother Princess Diana, who tragically died in a car crash in 1997.

Due to Harry and Meghan relocating to California after stepping down from the Firm, the Queen has yet to meet her great-grandchild in person.

However, this could soon change as a source claimed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are keen to have Lili christened at the same place as Archie.

The source told the Daily Mail: “Harry told several people that they want to have Lili christened at Windsor, just like her brother.”

According to the source, the couple are happy to “until circumstances allow”.

Archie was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at St George’s Chapel in Windsor back in 2019.

If the couple do return to the UK, it would mark Meghan’s first trip back to Britain since March 2020.

Announcing the birth of their daughter, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement: “It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter, Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world.

“Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11.40am in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.

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“She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well and settling in at home.

“Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet.

“Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.

“This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

“The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.”


8.15am update: Prince Harry’s move to mark Lilibet Diana’s birth raises questions among US audience

Prince Harry has been challenged on taking five months of paternity leave following the birth of Lilibet Diana.

Royal expert Marlene Koenig told Express.co.uk: “It’s sort of funny that their foundation has this sort of thing when it’s not the norm in the US because we have no national policy on paternity leave.

“The federal government has for federal workers an X number of weeks of paid leave.”

She added: “There is more of it but there’s no national policy. It’s interesting, five months? Most American mothers are like, ‘excuse me’.

“For the majority of American moms you have to save your sick leave, your vacation pay and cobble it together unless you have a good employer.”

8am update: Prince Harry’s exit not the only path for Louis and Charlotte to copy, says expert

Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte as royal “spares” will not follow in the footsteps of their uncle Prince Harry as there are plenty of other role models for them to emulate to lead successful lives, a royal commentator said.

English Lecturer and Victorian History Expert Dr Sarika Bose told Express.co.uk that Prince Harry’s departure from the Royal Family was the exception rather than the rule for royal “spares”.

Dr Bose explained Prince Louis and Charlotte are extremely unlikely to follow in the footsteps of Harry as she says much of the frustration that led to Harry’s departure was down to the feeling of not being in power or appreciated.

Dr Bose said from what she can see, Louis and Charlotte are very much involved and brought up in equal ways meaning it is unlikely to see any animosity which could lead to another royal departure, adding the young royals also have many other royal role models who have led successful lives.

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Facebook says it should not be blamed for U.S. failing to meet vaccine goals

Facebook says it should not be blamed for U.S. failing to meet vaccine goals

Facebook defended itself against U.S. President Joe Biden’s assertion that the social media platform is “killing people” by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts tell a different story, Trend reports citing Reuters.

“The data shows that 85% of Facebook users in the US have been or want to be vaccinated against COVID-19,” Facebook said in a corporate blog post by Guy Rosen, a company vice president. “President Biden’s goal was for 70% of Americans to be vaccinated by July 4. Facebook is not the reason this goal was missed.”

COVID-19 misinformation has spread during the pandemic on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc-owned YouTube. Researchers and lawmakers have long accused Facebook of failing to police harmful content on its platforms.

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Who did Sajid Javid meet? PM had ‘long meeting’ with Health Sec day before Covid test

Who did Sajid Javid meet? PM had 'long meeting' with Health Sec day before Covid test

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced he is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus this morning, just days before the UK Government unlocks all the restrictions on July 19. In a tweet, he said: “This morning I tested positive for Covid. I’m waiting for my PCR result, but thankfully I have had my jabs and symptoms are mild. Please make sure you come forward for your vaccine if you haven’t already.”

He added he took a lateral flow test on Friday evening after feeling “a bit groggy” and has been returned a positive result.

The Bromsgrove MP will quarantine at home with his family while he awaits the result of the more accurate PCR test.

But many may have noticed Mr Javid spent yesterday in a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

And four days before, he also made a visit to a care home in Streatham, south London.

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If the PCR test proves positive, he will be the latest senior Government figure to contract the virus.

Mr Craig added: “Is the Prime Minister going to have to isolate? We could be looking at a Covid scare at the very top of Government.”

Mr Javid was in the Commons on Wednesday, where he told MPs that it was the “right time to get our nation closer to normal life”.

He said: “To those who say ‘why take this step now’ I say ‘if not now, when?’

“There will never be a perfect time to take this step because we simply cannot eradicate this virus.”

He added the Government’s approach was “about balancing the harms that are caused by Covid with the undeniable harms that restrictions bring”.

He also admitted “cases are rising, propelled by the new, more transmissible, Delta variant”, however.

Prior to his test yesterday, Mr Javid also visited a care home in Streatham on Tuesday.

Sky News reporter Mr Craig added: “That’s three or four days ago. Probably before the period of infection.”

Mr Javid tweeted that he had received a first shot of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on March 17.

He later posted a picture of him getting a second dose on May 16.

Official estimates show about 578,000 people are thought to have had coronavirus last week, as cases rising thanks to the highly transmissible Delta variant.

And while the vaccines are thought to protect against developing serious symptoms of the virus, you can still catch Covid even if you’re double jabbed.

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Meet AlphaDog: Chinese canine robot aiming to be man’s new best friend

Meet AlphaDog: Chinese canine robot aiming to be man's new best friend

Weilan’s latest creation can be assigned to safeguard people and properties, patrol communities, guide blind people and inspect high-risk places including machinery and pipes, and even undertake rescues.

“We are aware that our plan is crazy and absurd by any reasonable standard, but we are going to work really hard to make it happen,” says the company on its website.

“And the work we do will benefit humanity as well as people’s daily lives from Day One.”

Robots are already used to deliver parcels, serve in restaurants, offer information at stations and even take throat swabs for COVID-19 tests.

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