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Prince Charles sees role of king ‘as being a long way off’ in ‘intimate’ visit to Wales

Prince Charles has returned to Wales numerous times since his investiture in 1969. He has previously spoken about his love for the nation and even spent a few months living in its Welsh-speaking heartlands, learning the language and getting to know its people and its culture. But what did Charles’ latest visit reveal about his role as Prince of Wales?

Body language expert Judi James gave her professional insight on the way the prince acted during the visit.

She said: “As Prince of Wales, Charles clearly will feel some sense of bonding as he visits here and it is clear from his body language that there were several issues or meetings that were close to his heart.”

Judi referred to Charles’ conversation with a member of St Brynach Church who showed him the place of worship’s “bleeding” yew trees – 700 year old trees with red-coloured sap.

Judi said: “His intense listening signals as he examined an ancient tree and churchyard, including brows puckered in concentration and the way he appeared to be leading the conversation at the ‘bleeding’ yew, leaning up and pointing as though keen to discover more facts, all show him looking genuinely fascinated and engaged.”

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Both Camilla and Charles visited the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where Judi said Camilla took on a “more passive role”.

“She is working with her husband to provide a very complimentary double act where he is the one in the spotlight while she offers quiet support and approval signals.

“But we can see her engaging a little more deeply and even reaching out to touch a costume at one point.”

Judi added: “Her very kindly-looking smile, with eye-crinkling and a slightly pulling down of the corners of the mouth, does provide a very attractive alternative to Charles’s sometimes intense-looking body language rituals.”

“He looks keen to create rapport in the same way that his father did, although an important part of Prince Philip’s body language was the twinkle in his eye as he challenged or questioned people, and that is a trait that Princess Anne inherited rather than her older brother.”

Judi looked more generally at the way Charles behaved during his latest Welsh visit, claiming that the prince took on a more personable persona, rather than a regal one, when in the country.

She said: “Charles has often shown a rather sombre approach to his role as future king as though it weighs very heavily on his shoulders.

“With the Queen now appearing to have gone through some kind of a renaissance recently, storming through her workload with an energy and a smile that belies her years, Charles seems to be adopting a more relaxed approach to his current role.

“This suggests that he still seems to see his role as king as being a long way off yet.”

Judi continued: “Charles has been looking more relaxed and more open to having fun on his visits than ever before.

“And this suggests he is still relishing his slightly less responsible role in the firm for as long as possible.

“There appears to be no air of impending doom settling over his body language, but instead we can see him using nudge gestures here in what appears to be an attempt to share jokes with the people he is visiting.

“There are no photos here suggesting a triumphant return to the land where he is Prince, either.

“The groups he is shown speaking to are small and when he waves at the crowd there only appears to be one person waving back.

“There appears to be an attempt to use images that present this visit as low-key and intimate rather than regal.”

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Jurgen Klopp could have role to play in Arsenal’s transfer pursuit of Manuel Locatelli

In a recent interview with sportske.net, Grujic hinted at a move away, saying: “I will soon join Liverpool’s preparations, to do that basic part, so we’ll see the next step.

“We’ll see which club I’m going to play for, I don’t know at the moment.”

The midfielder has also been linked with a permanent switch to Porto, where he spent last season on loan.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds want around £20m for Grujic.

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Star Trek legend William Shatner wants a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (EXCLUSIVE)

Having the original Star Trek legend cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 would be a fantastic treat for sci-fi fans.

While just imagine if Shatner could share a scene with his Star Wars counterpart Hamill? Make it so James Gunn!

Also during our interview, the James T Kirk star said he’d be up for returning to Star Trek in a future movie.

The 90-year-old, who was promoting his new film Senior Moment, said: “I would be delighted to be a part of Star Trek if it was something worthy.”

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Anton Du Beke ‘was desperate’ for Strictly judge role, Bruno quips ‘He needs the money’

“I was never asked my opinion, but I wasn’t surprised,” he spilled.

“He was desperate to get that judging role, so I’m sure he is delighted.”

According to The Sun, he jokingly added: “Good for him. He needs the money.”

The judges reportedly earn £200,000 per series while the pro dancers are given £65,000.

Annie Mac opens up on why she quit BBC Radio 1 role after 17 years: ‘Very easy decision’

Annie Macmanus, 42, will be stepping down from BBC Radio 1 at the end of this month after spending 17 years at the station. The decision, she revealed, was both a personal and a professional one, as the DJ wanted to be able to spend more time with her husband and fellow DJ Toddla T, real name Tom Bell, and their two children.

On July 30, the Dublin-born star will present her final Radio 1 show.

Since 2015, she’s hosted Future Sounds each evening from Monday to Thursday and Dance Party on Friday nights. 

Annie is turning 43 this month and she’s felt for some time that her work schedule was impinging on her domestic life.

“Having a show every evening is just not sustainable,” she said. 

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“I wanted to be around in the evenings as my youngest kid starts school in September – but really, lots of things have come together to make this decision feel very easy,” she added to this week’s Radio Times.

The radio presenter admitted it was in no way a spontaneous decision, as it had been on her “mind for a while”.

She continued: “There’s something very nice about the feeling of steering your own ship.

“I want to leave feeling good, with nothing but goodwill on both sides.”

She continued: “When I turned 40, I looked outside my life for the first time and started thinking how I wanted to challenge myself and learn something new.

“I took up podcasting and tried writing, and realised that those things could become conceivable career choices that I could do on my own time and terms.” 

Now approaching 43, Annie’s Changes podcast is about to launch its sixth season and her debut novel, Mother Mother, has been released.

The radio star enrolled on a writing course and somehow squeezed her new passion in amongst a hectic lifestyle of her nightly radio show, DJ gigs, and raising her two children.

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Random: Did You Know EarthBound Creator Shigesato Itoi Had A Starring Role In My Neighbor Totoro?

My Neighbor Totoro

Shigesato Itoi is a name that Nintendo fans will forever be familiar with, and you may well have enjoyed some of his finest work, but we dare say there’ll be a few people out there who had no idea about this particular role of his.

You’ll likely know Itoi as the creator of the Mother series (known as EarthBound here in the west); he was the lead designer on the original game, and went on to serve as producer, director, and writer for EarthBound on SNES.

As it turns out, though, he also took on a voice acting role for none other than Studio Ghibli, voicing Mei and Satsuki’s dad in the hugely popular and hugely successful animated classic, My Neighbor Totoro.

A quick look through the replies to Studio Ghibli’s tweet shows that plenty of fans had no idea – and we’re not ashamed to admit that we’d never stumbled across this juicy little fact either.

Did you already know this? If not, at least you now have a new way to show off and sound wise beyond your years in front of your friends. You’re welcome.

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Michael Jackson's daughter Paris pursues film career with sensationally sexy new role

Paris has already launched a successful music and modeling career. Now the 22-year-old has hit the big screen in new film The Space Between about a fading former rock star played by Kelsey Grammer and a young record label intern. Paris does take to the stage in the movie, but she also has a central role as the sexy girlfriend of the young lead, including one particularly raunchy scene.

The film was released in the US to stream this week and Paris plays the character Cory, who seems to seduce the rather naive Charlie, played by Jackson White.

Paris posted a new video on Instagram promoting her role, which shows her rocking out sexily on stage, soundtracked in the video cut by Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart.

In another steamy scene, the couple are making out when Paris whispers “Don’t be afraid to tell me what you want.”

She then goes down on her knees as he says, “I want you to never stop doing that…”

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The same year she debuted as an actress on the TV drama Star, about aspiring musicians.

In 2019 Paris had a guest role on the MTV show Scream and later this year she will appear in the latest American Horror Story series, Double Feature.

On the big screen, Paris started out in the all-star movie Gringo, opposite Charlize Theron, Thandiwe Newton, David Oyelowo and Amanda Seyfried.

Paris, next film Habit has already attracted major controversy.

The upcoming drama depicts a group of Los Angeles party girls who fall foul of drug runners and go on the run dressed as nuns.

Initial rumours that the film somehow portrayed Jesus as a lesbian lead to attempts to ban the film from the Christian right.

Meanwhile, Paris also continues to work on her music career, after releasing her debut album Wilted last November. She also makes music with her partner Gabriel Glenn in their group, The Soundflowers.

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Holly Willoughby shares excitement on Midsomer Murders set in role away from This Morning

Holly frowned, looking unconvinced, and replied: “Come on!”

DCI John Barnaby actor Neil then mischievously joked in reference to the cast’s acting pedigree: “That’s never held us back in Midsomer!”

Joining in on the joke, Nick quipped: “Neil’s been doing it for 10 years, come on in!”

“You’ll be fine,” Neil agreed, while Holly and Phillip burst into giggles over his remark.

Holly then added that she can only see herself having a small part in the series, saying: “I’ll just walk through the back of shots slightly.”

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'Retired' Sonic Voice Actor Announces His Surprise Return To The Role

Sonic Lost World

Well, this is unexpected! Following on from yesterday’s touching trailer accompanying the announcement of a 30th anniversary Sonic stream to be broadcast tomorrow, it seems that the character’s erstwhile voice actor (in the games, that is) is returning to lend his vocal talents to the hedgehog’s upcoming game projects.

That Roger Craig Smith is slipping the red sneakers back on might come as something of a surprise considering he only announced his departure from the series back in January this year. The performer has a sizeable list of video game credits and seemingly no shortage of job offers, but his retirement here came after a decade of voicing everyone’s favourite blue video game character (yeah, take that, Mega Man!) and some fans were taken aback by the news.

Having provided the VO for yesterday’s trailer (seriously, if you haven’t watched it yet and you’ve got the slightest sliver of nostalgia for Sega’s speedy mascot, prepare to be hit squarely in the feels), the voice actor broke the news of his surprise return on Twitter with a picture of a broken blue heart all sewn back together and mended:

The reason for his original departure was never officially confirmed, and he had reached out to fans thanking them for their support. There were rumours that Sega was in talks with Sonic’s voice actor from the Dreamcast era about a potential return, although it would seem that that’s off the cards now. Unless we’re looking at some timey-wimey metaverse meeting of all the Sonics, perhaps?…

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves! We’ll surely get answers tomorrow as to what Sega has in store for the fastest thing alive — be sure to check out the stream and watch along live with us tomorrow at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST / 6pm CET.

So did his replacement not work out or something? Was this the plan all along? Let us know below how you feel about RCS’ unexpected return as Sonic.

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Jenny Agutter reprising role in The Railway Children Return 50 years after original movie

It’s been over half a century since the much-loved British family film The Railway Children was released. And today Studio Canal have announced a sequel called The Railway Children Return, which is set to start shooting next week. The original film’s star Jenny Agutter will be reprising her role of Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Waterbury.
The long-awaited sequel will co-star Sheridan Smith and Tom Courtenay plus a new generation of Railway Children.

A plot synopsis reads: “Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting adventure for a new generation bringing a contemporary sensibility to a classic story and combining British cast with stunning locations.

“THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN will take audiences on an exciting and heart-warming journey, in which a group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War 2, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home…”

So it looks like the sequel will be swapping the Edwardian setting of the original for a few decades later, just like Mary Poppins Returns – which landed in cinemas 54 years after the first movie.

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Morgan Matthews will direct The Railway Children Return, which begins shooting on location in the UK from May 10, 2021.

The new film will include key locations from the first outing including Oakworth Station, Haworth and The Bronte Parsonage.

Plus the memorable Keighley and Worth Valley Railway will also feature in the sequel.

Penned by Danny Brocklehurst, The Railway Children Return will hit cinemas on April 1, 2022.

The Railway Children was originally a 1906 children’s book by Edith Nesbit.

The plot saw a family move from London to The Three Chimneys house near a railway after their father is imprisoned on false charges of spying.

The kids known as Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis become friends with a person known as The Old Gentleman, who often takes the 9:15 train near their home.

And it is he who goes on to help prove their father’s innocence and reunite the family.

Meanwhile, The Railway Children sees them taking care of a Russian exile called Mr Szczepansky, who came to England looking for his family.

While they also look after Jim, the grandson of The Old Gentleman, who breaks his leg in a tunnel.

The first adaptation of the story was a BBC radio dramatisation for Children’s Hour, which was first broadcast in 1940, while a TV remake came out in 2000.

Interestingly this year, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a sequel called The Saving of Albert Perks, featuring a monologue by Bernard Cribbins. The storyline saw an adult Bobbie return to Oakworth with two Jewish refugee children who had escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport.

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