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Spencer trailer shows Princess Diana’s fear in final years – ‘Will they kill me?’ – WATCH

SPENCER received a new trailer this week, showing off more details about the upcoming biopic set around Princess Diana’s final Christmas with the Royal Family, including some of her fears about leaving Prince Charles.

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Prince Charles ‘will only wear a mask when government advice tells him he must’

Prince Charles has no plans to wear a mask unless the government rules insist he does, a royal source has reportedly said.

The Prince of Wales is likely to throw his face mask away for a fundraising event at Exeter Cathedral on Sunday, in tune with the government’s Freedom Day.

Similarly, this is the first event on his agenda that has been announced to the public in advance for several months, with the aim to avoid crowds during the pandemic.

A Daily Mail royal insider said: “This will be the first time in 18 months that we are seeing a return to normality. We’ll be looking forwards, not backwards.

“This is the first time the prince has been to a location inside and won’t be wearing a mask because it’s a large area where people will be social distancing and it will be the first day of the new rules.

“When the rules state that a mask should be worn, then the Prince will wear one but not otherwise.”



The prince is reportedly only going to wear a mask when the government's rules dictate that he must
The prince is reportedly only going to wear a mask when the government’s rules dictate that he must

The Duchess of Cornwall is also thought to be glad about Freedom Day.

At a visit to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, she told a student she “can’t wait to get rid of this (mask).”

The government has made July 19 the day when social distancing rules and mask wearing will no longer be required..

While initially put forward as a complete new start with the country having to learn to live with Covid, the government appears to have since taken a more cautious tone and reinforced it will impose a new lockdown if the third wave demands it.

Concern is growing over the rising infection rate, especially the Delta variant, with Covid cases having risen by 71 percent since last Saturday.

It comes also as the Health Secretary Sajid Javid has tested positive for Covid on Saturday having had his two jabs.

The government is now trying to work out who has been in close contact with him and it could lead to several leading figures having to self-isolate.

On Friday Javid was seen leaving Downing Street which could even include the Boris Johnson in the list of those needing to isolate.

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Covid lambda variant: Expert fears NHS ‘will get into a very difficult situation’

In light of “Freedom Day”, Professor Beate Kampmann – the director of the vaccine centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – is concerned “the NHS will get into a very difficult situation again”. “To take away the masks completely… is not the right decision,” she said. “I think the regulations should come back in.” The Government’s latest report demonstrated that the number of people testing positive for coronavirus is steeply increasing. In the past seven days, 206,046 Britons tested positive for Covid.

While the link between the number of Covid cases, hospital admissions, and deaths has been weakened, the tie hasn’t been severed.

To exemplify, this week there has been 2,873 people admitted to hospital because of Covid.

In addition, 176 people have lost their lives – showing that this disease is still a threat to human life.

The success of the vaccine roll-out – nearing 46 million people who have had their first jab – is the reason why deaths haven’t been higher.

READ MORE: Policing Bill soars through Commons -Rejoiner protester to be silenced

Dr Alicia Demirjian from Public Health England (PHE) said: “There is currently limited evidence available about this variant.”

PHE is currently “undertaking investigations to better understand the mutations on the behaviour of the virus”.

Further, more robust studies are needed to understand the full extent of the Lambda strain’s effects.

At present, there is nothing to suggest that the symptoms of infection with the Lambda variant would be any different to other strains.

Is Freedom Day really going ahead?

July 19 is supposed to be the day that all coronavirus restrictions can be lifted, dubbed “Freedom Day”.

People will be encouraged to exercise their “personal responsibility” to choose whether or not to wear masks in certain situations.

Limits on social contact in England will disappear, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

However, around 122 scientists are advocating for Freedom Day not to go ahead as planned.

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China ‘will never tolerate’ foreign intervention in Taiwan amid largest PLA incursion

When asked whether recent military activity was related to the comments made during the G7 summit, Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, blamed Taiwan’s government for the tensions.

He said: “We will never tolerate attempts to seek independence or wanton intervention in the Taiwan issue by foreign forces, so we need to make a strong response to these acts of collusion.”

World leaders came together over the weekend for the G7 summit in Cornwall, during which the premiers urged China to “respect human rights and fundamental freedoms” in relation to the Uyghur Muslim minority group and Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.

Within two days of the latest summit, at least 28 warplanes, including nuclear-capable bombers, entered Taiwan’s Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the largest incursion to date.

According to Taipei, 14 J-16, six J-11 fighters and four nuclear capable H-6 bombers were used in the Chinese mission.

Taiwan also reported several other warplanes ranging from anti-submarine, electronic warfare and early warning aircraft.

The fly-by also occurred on the same day the USS Ronald Reagan and its corresponding carrier group entered the South China Sea.

Lieutenant Commander Joe Keiley, a spokesperson from the carrier group reported there was no interaction with any Chinese military aircraft.

READ MORE: Russia forces Nato fighter jets into action as Putin takes on Biden

Responding to the NATO comments on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Chinese Mission to the European Union accused the military alliance of slander and called on NATO to be more rational.

The Chinese spokesperson said: “We will follow very closely NATO’s strategic adjustment and its policy adjustment towards China.

“China will not present ‘systemic challenges’ to anyone, but we will not sit by and do nothing if ‘systemic challenges’ come closer to us.”

They also urged the military alliance to stop “hyping up in any forum the so-called ‘China threat’.”

China’s total military expenditure is around £148.4bn but is a fraction of the total sum of NATO’s allies which comes to around £795.3bn.

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Britney Spears latest – Star will finally reveal extent of anger

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BRITNEY Spears is set to break her silence on her conservatorship and speak in court about it for the first time.

The superstar singer’s dad currently controls huge amounts of his daughter’s life and Britney isn’t even allowed to manage her own finances.

The conservatorship was introduced more than a decade ago during Britney’s well-publicised mental health battles – but she is long considered to be functioning at a level that allows her to retake control of her life.

But as the recent Framing Britney documentary explained, a person living under a conservatorship cannot declare themselves fit – it is down to those placed in charge of their life to relinquish the control.

In Britney’s case, fans have accused her dad Jamie Spears of refusing to do that in order to essentially keep her under his control and use her starpower as his own personal cash cow.

The claims have led to the #FreeBritney movement, which has grown around the world, although Britney herself has always been reluctant to discuss the matter in public.

Now that’s changed with Britney reportedly requesting to address a court directly to discuss reclaiming control of her life,

According to CNN, the singer’s attorney Samuel D. Ingham III told a Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday “Britney wants to address the court directly,” adding she would like it to happen within the next month.

Follow our Britney Spears live blog below for the very latest updates…

  • BRITNEY SPEARS: PRINCESS OF POP

    Released in 2013 by Maureen Goldthrope, this documentary gives a long-view of Britney’s life.

    Its official description reads: “A pop phenomenon in every sense of the word, her catchy singles and sexy videos, plus a very public private life have made her a worldwide household name.”

    It continues: “Featuring rarely seen performance footage of Britney and exclusive interviews with Justin Timberlake, Kevin Federline, Tony Barretto (Britney’s personal bodyguard for many years) and of course, the lady herself. Follow the amazing story of a pop phenomenon!”

    It is available to rent for UK and US viewers on Amazon Prime, and is also available to watch on YouTube.

  • THE BATTLE FOR BRITNEY

    In April 2021, the BBC confirmed the release date for an explosive new Britney Spears documentary about her conservatorship war.

    The Battle For Britney: Fans, Cash And A Conservatorship will see Bafta-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar seek to uncover the truth behind the conservatorship.

    He will visit Britney’s hometown in Louisiana and make his way to Los Angeles.

    For UK viewers, the documentary will be released on BBC iPlayer on Saturday, May 1, 2021, later followed by a showing on BBC Two at 9pm on Wednesday, May 5.

  • BRITNEY SPEARS: FOR THE RECORD

    Britney Spears: For The Record is a 2008 documentary made by the popstar herself and it follows Britney’s return to the recording studio following her much-publicised 2007 breakdown.

    It documents the release of Circus her sixth studio album, and delves into her own feelings towards her controversial conservatorship.

    In one candid moment, she tells the cameras: “There’s no excitement, there’s no passion… I have really good days, and then I have bad days.

    “Even when you go to jail, you know there’s the time when you’re gonna get out. But in this situation, it’s never ending. It’s just like Groundhog Day every day.”

    Unfortunately, the documentary isn’t currently available to stream, but clips from the docu-movie can be found on sites like Vimeo or YouTube for viewers in both the UK and US.

  • BRITNEY SPEARS DOCUMENTARIES

    Framing Britney Spears is an exclusive documentary that looks at her rise to fame and why she ended up in court with her dad.

    The official synopsis of the film reads: “People close to Britney Spears and lawyers tied to her conservatorship now reassess her phenomenal career and brutal downfall, as she battles her father in court over who should control her life.”

    For UK viewers, the 2021 film is available to stream through NowTV. The Entertainment Pass will cost you £9.99 a month.

  • BRITNEY WANTS TO MOVE ON

    Britney appears to want to move on with her life as the legal drama continues.

    She reportedly hopes to marry her longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari, have more children and return to singing.

    Britney was previously married to Kevin Federline, 43, from 2004-2007.

    The former couple share sons Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, together.

  • CONTINUED

    Britney’s mother previously talked about the singer’s public 2007 meltdown – in which she shaved her head and attacked photographers – in her book Through the Storm:  A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.

    Earlier in April, Lynne took issue with the almost $ 900,000 her ex spent with H&K – which was racked up while Britney attempted to remove him as co-conservator of her estate.

    She claimed they are “utterly excessive” and “serve no benefit” to Britney, asking that at least $ 224,000 be repaid to the singer’s estate.

  • BRITNEY’S MUM IS ALSO ANGRY

    Britney is not the only member of her family that’s angry with Jamie, as her mother Lynne recently objected to the “excessive” $ 890,000 attorney fees he was requesting in Britney’s conservatorship case.

    Jamie’s law firm Holland & Knight hit back at Lynne in court documents obtained by People this week, writing: “While the Conservator and his counsel have been very cautious, limited, and thoughtful in dealing with the media (a far cry from any ‘national media tour’).

    “Lynne Spears is the one who exploited her daughter’s pain and trauma for personal profit by publishing a book about the Conservatee.”

  • CONSERVATORSHIP ‘SAVED’ BRITNEY’S LIFE

    Under the terms of the long-running conservatorship, the Toxic singer isn’t allowed to drive, go out by herself or make any significant personal or financial decisions.

    While sources have said Britney’s life “would drastically change for the better” if Jamie is removed, the father’s lawyer Vivian Thoreen previously claimed the conservatorship “saved” the singer’s life.

    “I understand that every story needs a villain,” the attorney previously said. “But people have it so wrong here.”

    “This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation.”

  • BRITNEY’S ‘FRUSTRATION’

    An insider spoke to TMZ about Britney’s “frustration” over having to live under Jamie’s guardianship for nearly 13 years, stating:  “A lot of this stems from her days growing up when Jamie was not present in her life.”

    Last month, Britney asked a judge to permanently end Jamie’s control over her $ 60m fortune and personal life.

    The singer’s attorney filed for Jodi Montgomery to officially replace Jamie as the permanent conservator over Britney’s personal matters.

    She also asked her estranged father to resign from his role overseeing her personal life.

  • BRITNEY WILL TELL THE JUDGE SHE IS ‘ANGRY AT DAD’

    Britney Spears will reportedly “tell the judge she’s angry at dad Jamie and they have no contact as he wasn’t present for the star growing up.”

    The 39-year-old is set to appear in front of a judge amid her conservatorship legal battle on June 23.

    The singer is reportedly planning to disclose why she filed an official petition to have her father Jamie removed as her conservator in March to a judge.

  • BRITNEY SPEARS – PRINCESS OF POP

    Released in 2013 by Maureen Goldthrope, this documentary gives a long-view of Britney’s life.

    Its official description reads: “A pop phenomenon in every sense of the word, her catchy singles and sexy videos, plus a very public private life have made her a worldwide household name.”

    It continues: “Featuring rarely seen performance footage of Britney and exclusive interviews with Justin Timberlake, Kevin Federline, Tony Barretto (Britney’s personal bodyguard for many years) and of course, the lady herself. Follow the amazing story of a pop phenomenon!”

    It is available to rent for UK and US viewers on Amazon Prime, and is also available to watch on YouTube.

  • WHAT CAN’T BRITNEY DO?

    Under the terms of the long-running conservatorship, the Toxic singer isn’t allowed to drive, go out by herself or make any significant personal or financial decisions.

    While sources have said Britney’s life “would drastically change for the better” if Jamie is removed, the father’s lawyer Vivian Thoreen previously claimed the conservatorship “saved” the singer’s life.

    “I understand that every story needs a villain,” the attorney previously said. “But people have it so wrong here.”

    “This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation.

    “People were harming her and they were exploiting her. Jamie saved Britney’s life,” she told Good Morning America‘s Amy Robach.

  • BRITNEY: I FEEL STRONGER

    The pop princess posted a cute reel to her Instagram showing off her fantastic figure in a couple of bikinis.

    Sharing the fun with her 4m followers, the 39-year-old opened up about body image and how she’s been feeling.

    She wrote: “In the past two weeks I’ve said that’s it … I have got to get in shape considering my boyfriend’s body is hotter than hot 🔥🔥🔥 !!!!

    “I was like SHIT where the hell am I supposed to start 😂 … so I run a lot and try to eat clean and be mindful with my food unless I cheat, like last night when I ate a container of peanuts!!!!

    “And then it hit me … I might look better but I felt too vulnerable in my skin being this small !!!! I didn’t like it so I started boxing so now I feel stronger too!!!!

    “We all have our own ways to work on our bodies and I respect that cause we all should … I just hope I don’t see an @innout burger any time soon 🍔🍔🍔😂😂😂 !!!!”

    Fans rushed to support the pop royalty.

    One wrote: “Perfect queen at any size.”

    “Your boyfriend might be hot.. But YOU ARE BRITNEY SPEARS 🙌🙌,” a second told her.

    While a third gushed: “You look amazing!! 🔥🔥🔥😍”

  • BRITNEY: “I CRIED FOR TWO WEEKS”

    Britney Spears said she was ’embarrassed by the light’ that she was cast in documentary Framing Britney Spears.

    The pop star said she “cried for two weeks” after the documentary was released.

    She wrote on Instagram at the time: “I didn’t watch the documentary” but what she has seen of it left her “embarrassed by the light they put me in”.

    “I cried for two weeks,” adding, “and well …. I still cry sometimes !!

  • WHAT HAS BRITNEY’S LAWYER SAID?

    At the most recent hearing into Britney’s case, her lawyer Samuel D Ingham III told a judge in Los Angeles he would file a petition to make the appointment permanent.

    The key legal papers HAVE NOW been filed and obtained by the PA news agency.

    Popstar Britney has also requested that she address the court herself at her next hearing.

    According to the New York Times, Mr Ingham said: “The conservatee has requested that I seek from the court a status hearing at which she can address the court directly.”

  • HOW TO WATCH THE BATTLE FOR BRITNEY

    In April 2021. BBC confirmed the release date for an explosive new Britney Spears documentary about her conservatorship war.

    The Battle for Britney: Fans, Cash and a Conservatorship will see BAFTA-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar seek to uncover the truth behind the conservatorship.

    He will visit Britney’s hometown in Louisiana make his way to Los Angeles.

    For UK viewers, the documentary will be released on BBC iPlayer on Saturday, May 1 2021, later followed by a showing on BBC Two at 9pm on Wednesday, May 5.

  • BRITNEY IS A NO SHOW

    Any hopes fans had of seeing their beloved Britney back on stage are slowly slipping away.

    The 38-year-old has already said that she will not perform while her dad Jamie is still part of the conservatorship.

    However, she also hasn’t explicitly said that if is booted out she will definitely perform again.

    TMZ have said sources close to Britney reckon the pop princess hasn’t talked to anyone in her camp about wanting to get back on stage.

    Thinking about a future without another performance from Britney would be a musical travesty for generations old and new.

  • BRITNEY READY TO SPILL

    Britney is ready to tell all to the judge covering her conservator case, sources close to the action have told TMZ.

    The pop princess is reportedly angry with her dad Jamie and has virtually no interaction with him anymore.

    While the 68-year-old is still part of the team that looks after his daughter’s finances and business affairs, he is no longer her personal conservator.

    Insiders say that Britney, 39, hasn’t been specific on what she wants to talk about to the judge but they reckon it’s going to be that she no longer wants Jamie to have any kind of legal control over her, her estate and any future choices.

    Go, Britney!

  • BRITNEY SPEARS – PRINCESS OF POP

    Released in 2013 by Maureen Goldthrope, this documentary gives a long-view of Britney’s life.

    Its official description reads: “A pop phenomenon in every sense of the word, her catchy singles and sexy videos, plus a very public private life have made her a worldwide household name.”

    It continues: “Featuring rarely seen performance footage of Britney and exclusive interviews with Justin Timberlake, Kevin Federline, Tony Barretto (Britney’s personal bodyguard for many years) and of course, the lady herself. Follow the amazing story of a pop phenomenon!”

    It is available to rent for UK and US viewers on Amazon Prime, and is also available to watch on YouTube.

  • WHAT CAN’T BRITNEY DO?

    Under the terms of the long-running conservatorship, the Toxic singer isn’t allowed to drive, go out by herself or make any significant personal or financial decisions.

    While sources have said Britney’s life “would drastically change for the better” if Jamie is removed, the father’s lawyer Vivian Thoreen previously claimed the conservatorship “saved” the singer’s life.

    “I understand that every story needs a villain,” the attorney previously said. “But people have it so wrong here.”

    “This is a story about a fiercely loving, dedicated and loyal father who rescued his daughter from a life threatening situation.

    “People were harming her and they were exploiting her. Jamie saved Britney’s life,” she told Good Morning America‘s Amy Robach.

  • PARENT WARS

    Britney Spears’ mom Lynne slammed her ex-husband Jamie’s “excessive” $ 890k request of the star’s money in her conservatorship case.

    Lynne’s lawyer made it clear how she feels about Jamie’s request in a filing.

    The mother’s attorney, Gladstone N. Jones, III, filed papers on Monday objecting to legal fees spent by Jamie, as she claimed they are “utterly excessive” and “served no benefit to” the 39-year-old singer.

    Lynne specifically took issue with the nearly $ 900,000 her ex spent with the law firm Holland & Knight, which was racked up as Britney attempted to remove him as co-conservator of her estate.

    According to Yahoo, Lynne’s objection calls for “fees and expenses charged for certain services provided by H&K” to be “examined” by the judge in private.

    If the services “are determined to be improper or excessive,” Lynne has asked for them to be stricken from the bill or reimbursed to Britney’s estate if they had already been paid.

  • WHO ELSE HAS BRITNEY’S ATTORNEY REPRESENTED?

    It is not clear which other high profile names Ingham has represented.

    However, his LinkedIn page states how the lawyer “regularly represents banks and licensed professional fiduciaries as well as individuals.”

    Ingham added: “Also I serve on the Appointed Counsel Panel for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

    “The Court has appointed me to act as attorney, guardian ad litem, referee and master in cases as large as $ 500 million.”

  • WHO IS BRITNEY’S ATTORNEY

    Samuel D. Ingham III is a lawyer based in Ojai, California.

    He studied at the University of California School of Law and is now a State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust a Probate Law.

    In addition, Ingham has been trained and qualified as a mediator by the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

    A bio on the laywer’s LinkedIn page reads: “My practice is devoted to court proceedings involving conservatorships and trusts.

    “These areas both involve the application of complex laws to challenging family situations.

    “Over the years, I have developed a “problem solving” approach to these cases to avoid or minimise litigation and arrive at a cost-effective resolution.”

  • FREE BRITNEY, B****

    The hour long documentary will focus on her conservatorship and the #FreeBritney movement which has over 104,000 followers.

    BAFTA-winning journalist Mobeen Azha will lead the documentary, attending court hearings about her conservatorship and meet those involved in the #FreeBritney movement.

    Azha travels to Britney’s hometown in Louisiana making his way to Los Angeles.

  • BRITNEY’S FANS WORRIED ABOUT STAR

    BRITNEY Spears’ fans are worried about pop star once more as she posted a “creepy” photo of a Victorian woman holding a baby’s skeleton.

    Britney, 39, is known for sharing some rather odd Instagram posts which fans have taken as clues and secret messages.

    However, her fans were left scratching their heads as the singer shared a picture of a Victorian woman holding the skeleton of a baby.

    Along with the terrifying picture, she wrote: “Devil is in the details …. wouldn’t want this baby to hit me one more time !!!!”

    Though this was a word play of her greatest hit, fans still rushed to the comments to check up on her.

Cillian Murphy ‘broken-hearted’ at Helen McCrory death – ‘Will dearly miss my pal’

News of Helen’s death came earlier today when her husband Damian Lewis announced she had died from cancer aged 52.

He shared the devastating news in a post on Twitter.

Damian wrote: “I’m heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.

“She died as she lived. Fearlessly. God we loved her and know how lucky we are to have had her in our lives.

“She blazed so brightly. Go now, Little One, into the air, and thank you.”

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Prince Harry ‘Will Be Attending’ Prince Philip’s Funeral: Why Meghan Markle Won’t Go With Him

Prince Harry ‘will be following COVID protocols for travel’ to London for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral alone next Saturday, according to Meghan and Harry’s rep.

Prince Harry[1], 36, will be among the royal family members attending Prince Philip[2]‘s funeral[3] at St. George’s Chapel on Apr. 17 but his wife Meghan Markle[4], 39, will not be joining him, his rep confirmed to HollywoodLife. The Duke of Sussex will go solo on his trip to London because the Duchess, who is currently pregnant[5] with their second child, “did not receive medical clearance” to travel.

“I can confirm that the Duke of Sussex will be attending his grandfather’s funeral and will be following COVID-19 protocols for travel to and from the U.K. as well as during his time in the country,” the rep said. “The Duchess has made every effort to travel alongside the Duke, but unfortunately, she did not receive medical clearance from her physician.”

Prince Philip, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry
Prince Philip, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during a previous outing. (Shutterstock)

The news comes after Harry and Megan honored[6] the Duke of Edinburgh, who died at the age of 99[7] on Apr. 9, with a message on their official Archewell website. “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh,” the tribute read. “Thank you for your service, you will be greatly missed.”

Harry will reportedly be leaving California, where he and Meghan have been living since last year, in the coming days, and it will be the first time he’s been in the country in over a year. It will also be the first time he’s been with his family since his and Meghan’s shocking interview with Oprah[8] aired last month.

Prince Harry, Prince Philip
Prince Harry talking to his grandfather Prince Philip at a previous event. (Shutterstock)

Prince Philip’s funeral guest list will be limited to 30 people under U.K. government guidelines due to COVID, according to BBC, so it’s expected that Harry will be among the late duke’s other immediate family members, including his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II[9], 94, his children, and other grandchildren. Buckingham Palace has yet to officially confirm the service details, but the queen is expected to spend the eight days leading up to it in mourning and will not carry out any royal duties until after the service is complete.

News of Prince Philip’s passing was announced when the queen released a statement on Apr. 9. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the statement read. “The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

The duke’s passing comes after he was admitted to a London hospital, where he stayed for several days, in Feb. He then had a “successful” heart procedure and stayed in the hospital for several more days before returning to the palace.

References

  1. ^ Prince Harry (hollywoodlife.com)
  2. ^ Prince Philip (hollywoodlife.com)
  3. ^ funeral (hollywoodlife.com)
  4. ^ Meghan Markle (hollywoodlife.com)
  5. ^ currently pregnant (hollywoodlife.com)
  6. ^ honored (hollywoodlife.com)
  7. ^ age of 99 (hollywoodlife.com)
  8. ^ Oprah (hollywoodlife.com)
  9. ^ Queen Elizabeth II (hollywoodlife.com)

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‘The Wolf is doing good’: Chimaev teases UFC return – but Dana White frets about how comeback from Covid ‘will play out’

UFC sensation Khamzat Chimaev is training his sights on welterweight rival Neil Magny, with the Russian-born star’s manager offering positive signs on his comeback despite the recent noises from UFC boss Dana White.

Chimaev continues to recover from the lingering after-effects of the Covid infection which put paid to his biggest moment in the UFC spotlight, which should have come this weekend at UFC Fight Night 187 against Leon Edwards in Las Vegas. 

Instead, that fight fell through for a third time in February as the Chechen-born Chimaev was flown to the US by the UFC for specialist treatment for the continuing ill-health he suffered from the virus. 
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Recent weeks have seen confusion over what the future has in store for the undefeated 26-year-old, after he rocked social media with a disillusioned message at the start of March saying that he was retiring, seemingly unable to shake the ravages of the virus and the effects it has caused to his ability to train.

That decision then appeared to be abruptly reversed after an intervention from Chechen leader and MMA fanatic Ramzan Kadyrov. 
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UFC boss Dana White, meanwhile, has suggested that Chimaev was simply emotional at not being able to train the way he wanted, and was incapable of following doctors’ orders to rest and recuperate in order to fully restore himself before getting back in the gym. 

Ahead of this weekend’s action in Las Vegas – where Chicago’s Belal Muhammad has stepped in for Chimaev to face Edwards – White reiterated his concerns over Chimaev rushing his return to training. 

“The problem is, the reason that everybody loves him is because the guy is an absolute savage. He wants to fight every weekend. He believes he’ll win the world title right now,” White told BT Sport. 

“But the problem with a guy like that is you can’t calm him down. He should be resting right now. He shouldn’t be training at all. He should be resting and recovering, but he won’t do it.

“At the end of the day, he’s a grown man, and we can’t control what he does on a daily basis. I don’t know how this is going to play out. We’ll see.”

But that somewhat cautious assessment stands in contrast to the picture presented by Chimaev himself and his manager, Ali Abdelaziz. 

Sharing an image on Instagram Stories of a video call with Chimaev, the Dominance MMA founder captioned the post “The Wolf is doing good,” referring to Chimaev by his fighting nickname of ‘Borz’, which translates as ‘wolf’ from his native Chechen. 

The Swedish-based Chimaev has also signaled his appetite to return, posting an image of himself to his 1.7 million followers and tagging American 170lbs rival Neil Magny along with a ‘sush’ emoji. 

Chimaev and Magny have previously jousted online, with the former vowing that he would give the 33-year-old Illinois native a “Chechen slap” if they cross paths inside the octagon or outside of it. 

Chimaev’s coronavirus woes halted the momentum which saw him explode onto the UFC scene with three wins in the space of just 66 days last year. 

His contest with Edwards – the number three-ranked fighter at 170lbs – was set to hand him an early chance to assert himself among the welterweight elite, with the likes of UFC boss White tipping Chimaev for big things in 2021. 
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As it stands, and assuming his recovery goes to plan, the 9-0 Chimaev is targeting a return in June, if not before. 

Magny, meanwhile, was last in action in January when he lost a unanimous decision verdict against Michael Chiesa on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. 

Magny currently stands at number nine on the UFC’s welterweight rungs, and has won five of his last seven outings inside the octagon.  

Responding to Chimaev’s latest callout, Magny told the rising welterweight star: “Make sure you clear that with daddy first.”

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