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Buckingham Palace's 775 rooms explained from indoor pool to post office and secret tunnel

The very epicentre of British royal life, it’s the most public of regal residences and the place the monarch calls home in the capital. As such, Buckingham Palace is every bit as vast as it is impressive.There are 775 rooms, including 78 bathrooms, 92 offices, 52 bedrooms for royals and their guests, and 118 staff bedrooms.The jaw-dropping numbers go on.The rooms are lit with 40,000 lightbulbs (we do hope these are energy-saving – Charles is watching) and there are 1,514 doors and a total of 760 windows that are cleaned every six weeks.

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'I feel sick' Emily Maitlis left shaken after fraudster duped her in ‘vulnerable’ moment
Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has shared her “horrifying” experience of being tricked by fraudsters.The BBC journalist admitted the incident left her “feeling sick” as she took to Twitter to explain what had happened. Emily, 51, opened up about her awful encounter with a fraudster in view of her 465,100 social media followers today. “A short thread on fraud,” the former BBC presenter began. “On Thursday evening around 8pm I got called by the fraud detection squad at my bank and told I’d been a victim of fraud with attempts made on my bank account. “I asked how I knew he was for real and he told me to google the lost and stolen cards number.“Sure enough the same number came up,” Emily continued. “So I listened as he told me I’d had attempts made on my card, my accounts had been visualised, and my email was also compromised. “I’d have to change everything over. I was horrified. “I suspected it was because I’d clicked on a link for a missed parcel.“And that was their way in.So I then asked for the name and email of the fraud detection guy. “And suddenly the phone went dead,” she revealed gravely.“So I called back my bank and said I’ve just spoken to one of your guys about attempts made on my account and they said no you haven’t…“So then it dawns on me the fraud detection call is actually the fraudster.
Rebel Wilson says Leonardo DiCaprio 'likes them young' as she mocks his dating habits
Rebel Wilson made a rather awkward joke regarding Leonardo DiCaprio dating younger women while hosting the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday evening (March 13).As she walked through the audience, the 42-year-old approached 20-year-old CODA actress Emilia Jones.Rebel then said: "I’ll give you the award for the person in the crowd Leonardo DiCaprio would find most attractive..."He does like them young," she added.Although the joke was fairly savage, this isn't the first time the Titanic star has been roasted for dating younger women.In 2020, Ricky Gervais made a dig at Leonardo while hosting the Golden Globes.The comedian said: "[It’s] almost three hours long – it’s an epic" he said, adding: "Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere and by the end his date was too old for him."As the audience erupted into laughter, Ricky added: "Even Prince Andrew’s like, 'Come on, mate, you’re nearly 50, son.'"The news comes as Rebel left viewers divided with her jokes while hosting the glitzy award ceremony.As well as taking a swipe at Leonardo she also cracked jokes about members of the Royal Family. In one segment of the show, the How To Be Single star made a quip about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Louise Minchin congratulates former BBC co-star on decision to quit show after own exit
BBC Breakfast host Louise Minchin has applauded Emily Maitlis for exiting the BBC after 20 years with the broadcaster.The Newsnight presenter and the BBC’s former North America editor Jon Sopel have announced their decision to quit in order to join the media group Global, which owns LBC.Louise, 53, took to Twitter last night where she gave her thoughts on Emily’s choice to step down, in view of her 244,300 followers. Emily, 51, announced her news yesterday in a series of tweets to her 456,600 followers.Tagging Jon, 62, and Dino Sofos, who is the founder of audio production company Persephonica, she expressed her excitement at starting a new chapter of her career.“Some work news,” Emily wrote, “@BBCJonSopel and I are going to launch a brand new podcast with @Global, exec produced by @dinosofos.  “It’s an amazing opportunity to do something we all love, and we are so thrilled Global is giving us this opportunity to be big and ambitious with this project.“@dinosofos has been the powerhouse behind Brexitcast, Newscast and Americast, and we are delighted his new company @persephonica will be producing this major new podcast with Global.“Nevertheless, it will be a wrench to leave the BBC after 20 phenomenal years.“I am so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had there. “More than anything I’m grateful to have worked with the most incredible people - many of whom are dear friends. “I owe my BBC colleagues everything,” Emily concluded.In response to Emily’s first tweet about joining Global, Louise sent her former colleague her best wishes.“Congratulations,” Louise tweeted out, with three hands clapping emojis. Louise waved goodbye to her colleagues on BBC Breakfast on September 15 last year after almost 20 years of working on the
Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel quit BBC to host podcast and LBC radio show
BBC broadcasters Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel have left the BBC to join Global with an exclusive deal.The pair are set to host their own podcast show together as well as an LBC show.Dino Sofos, founder of audio production company Persephonica and former head of BBC News Podcasts, will also be joining as the show's executive producer.Maitlis previously hosted Newsnight for the BBC while Sopel was the channel's North American Editor, and they both presented the Americast podcast which focusses on US politics.Emily Maitlis also interviewed Prince Andrew about the Epstein scandal and has recently said that the words he said in the interview "may come to be the only testimony we have."Political editor for BBC News Andrew Marr has also recently moved to Global and is set to present an upcoming show.Emily Maitlis discussed the move: "We are just so delighted to be launching this brand new podcast, which will build on everything we’ve achieved with Americast over the last few years, and it will find new audiences and a new home with Global.”She also took to Twitter to speak upon the matter, saying that it will be a "wrench" to leave the BBC after "20 phenomenal years."The 51-year-old also wrote that she is "grateful for the opportunities" and the "incredible people" she has worked with who have become "dear friends."Jon Sopel also revealed that he is "delighted" to be joining Global: "We’ve been blown away by the reception for Americast, and are so excited that Global has given us the opportunity to build on this success by creating this innovative news podcast.
'Easy one' Daniel Mays snubs Line of Duty as he addresses show's controversial ending
Line of Duty, the star had an “easy” response.Daniel stars as police officer DS Locke in the new crime drama six-part series.This means the star will be playing a police officer once again, just like his previous role in Line of Duty.As fans will remember, he played Sergeant Danny Waldron in the third season of the BBC drama.Speaking to Express.co.uk and other media during a recent Q&A about the show, the actor compared the two.He was quizzed about the controversial ending to season six of Line of Duty, which had a mixed response from viewers.Daniel was asked: “The ending to this crime drama, was this more satisfying than Line of Duty’s finale?”The actor responded: “That’s easy to answer.“Because I managed to get through all six episodes of Magpie Murders as opposed to just one on Line of Duty.“So I’m firmly in the Magpie Murders camp with that question!”Season six of Line of Duty left viewers split when it aired last May.It featured a revelation about who was the fourth person behind H.However, while some fans loved it, others had expected another twist.Daniel’s series Magpie Murders is now available to watch on BritBox.The crime drama features six episodes, which are all up on the streaming platform.It is based on Anthony Horowitz’ book of the same name.Alongside Daniel, the series also features an all-star cast including Lesley Manville, Conleth Hill and Tim McMullan.The synopsis of the new show reads: “Susan Ryeland (played by Lesley), is an editor who is given an unfinished manuscript that will change her life.”During the same Q&A, Lesley opened up about basing part of her character on Newsnight journalist Emily Maitlis.She said: “I didn’t base it on Emily Maitlis but I’ve always looked at Emily.“I saw her once at
‘Not going there at all!' The Crown's Lesley Manville sidesteps Prince Andrew question
Emily Maitlis.The Crown star opened up about this at a recent press conference, although she admitted she wasn’t going to weigh in on Emily’s Prince Andrew interview.Lesley plays Susan Ryland in the new series Magpie Murders, which is based on the novel by Anthony Horowitz.Speaking in an interview earlier this month, Lesley explained how she got into character.In particular, the star admitted she based one aspect of her performance on journalist Emily.She said: “I didn’t base it on Emily Maitlis but I’ve always looked at Emily.“I saw her once at the BBC, I was waiting in reception and she was running across the foyer doing things.“And I think she’s one of those handful of brilliant, brilliant women who are journalists, I’m fascinated by her mind.“But I just watched her run across the reception and she looked fantastic, she had an amazing outfit.“It was 10 o’clock in the morning and she had high heels and the lot on - and I just thought, that’s really interesting.“You can form images of what you think someone in that position may be dressing like.“And you could think about Susan Ryland [her character], she’s a publisher and maybe she could be a bit plain.“And I just thought, ‘No, come on, let’s go a little bit Emily with her.’”As a result, Lesley added during the recent Royal Television Society Q&A, how she wanted to channel the mixture of Emily’s “style and brilliant mind”.However, the actress, who is soon to play Princess Margaret in The Crown, admitted she wasn’t going to comment on Emily’s interviews.In particular, a fan asked what her character would think about Prince Andrew.This is because Emily famously interviewed him about the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.Speaking about this, Lesley laughed: “I’m not going there at
‘We will miss you!’ Emily Maitlis bids farewell as Newsnight co-anchor exits BBC show
Emily Maitlis was among those sending their well wishes to Newsnight co-presenter Emma Barnett.The star announced the news earlier today as she confirmed the reasons behind her departure on the BBC show.Emma shared her update to her 185,000 followers this morning on Twitter.She wrote: “Some news: After 3 very enjoyable years presenting Newsnight, I have made the decision to leave the programme.“This is in part due to my role fronting Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, which I’m thrilled to say is reaching more listeners than ever, and I have many more plans for.“It is also because there are other projects in the pipeline to which I wish to dedicate more attention.”Emma went on to say her thanks to her editors and colleagues on the team.She added: “The biggest thanks go to my editors, the endlessly energetic team, my guests, and of course, our viewers.“It’s been an absolute blast.”Emma also included a clip from her interview with business minister Paul Scully that she was proud of.Newsnight host Emily was among those responding to co-star as she shared her well wishes.Replying to her tweet, she penned: We will miss you Emma ! You’ve been fab. (sic)“Good luck with new projects xx.”Emily has been the lead anchor of Newsnight for many years, alongside Emma and Kirsty Wark.So far, it has not been confirmed who will be stepping in to replace Emma on the show.Emma is also the host of BBC Woman’s Hour every day at 10am.Many others have also responded to the news she was leaving the nightly news show.Elizabeth Day said: “So proud of you.
Emily Maitlis apologises over retweeting criticism of Nadine Dorries amid impartiality row
BBC journalist Emily Maitlis had to apologise on Twitter today after retweeting an attack on a Conservative minister that risked compromising the impartiality that she is asked to maintain as part of her job.The tweet in question was critical both of the Conservative party and of Nadine Dorries during a recent interview with Channel 4.However, some of Emily’s followers have questioned the sincerity of her apology, given that she retweeted the original post whilst saying sorry for her first retweet.Emily, 51, first retweeted former Tory minister and outspoken critic of Boris Johnson, Rory Stewart.Rory, 49, himself had retweeted another user called Jay J, who shared a clip of Channel 4's interview with Nadine, 64.In the first tweet, Jay had written: “Another Nadine Dorries interview to file under the car crash genre.”Sharing the video via Jay’s account, Rory added a caption reading: “The sheer tawdry Trumpian shabbiness of the whole thing - it is difficult to see how much more of this the party or our political system can survive.”Retweeting this post once more after deleting her previous retweet earlier this afternoon, Emily apologised to her 446,500 followers.“I have deleted my earlier retweet of the below and would like to apologise for the hurt I have caused,” she stated.In a follow-up tweet, she clarified: “For the avoidance of doubt I accept I should have added extra context - it was retweeted in haste - and was wrong to do.” Underneath the tweet, Twitter users seemed largely amused by Emily’s apology.Steven Battelle pointed out: “Fantastic skills in apologising while still retweeting, no apology was needed in the first place.”Raindrop wrote: “The brilliant @maitlis draws even more readers to her heartfelt opinion
Gaspard Ulliel dead: Marvel's Moon Knight actor dies in tragic ski accident aged 37
Emily Maitlis breaks silence as she explains her Newsnight absence[LATEST]Dancing On Ice dealt another blow as Rachel Stevens pulls out of show[TV]Saturday Kitchen's Matt Tebbutt rushed to 'emergency' surgery[HEALTH]Ulliel is a familiar face on our screens as the model for the Chanel fragrance Bleu de Chanel.The French actor starred as the young Hannibal Lecter in 2007’s Hannibal Rising and fashion mogul Yves Saint Laurent in the 2014 biopic Saint Laurent.In 2016 he appeared in Canadian and French film It’s Only The End Of The World.He was also in the upcoming Marvel series Moon Knight alongside Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke.The actor will appear posthumously in the series as Anton Mogart/Midnight Man.Ulliel received praise in France for his performances in Summer Things (2002) and Strayed (2003), both of which saw him earn nominations for Most Promising Actor at the César Awards.In 2004 he won the César Award in France for his performance in A Very Long Engagement, in which he starred alongside Marion Cotillard, Audrey Tatou and Jodie Foster.Ulliel was in a relationship with model-singer Gaëlle Piétri.The actor is survived by the couple's son, Orso, who recently celebrated his fifth birthday last week.
'I can't sweat!' Rebel Wilson cracks jokes at Prince Andrew as she announces new role
Prince Andrew, and suggested she doesn't plan on "sweating" during her upcoming presenting role because of a "peculiar medical condition". Posting on the social media platform, the Australian actor, 41, said she is looking forward to hanging out with James Bond stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench when she hosts the BAFTA Awards 2022 in March. In view of her 10.4 million followers, Rebel announced her exciting news.Alongside a sultry snap of herself, she addressed her upcoming role as presenter of the BAFTA Film and TV Awards 2022.Rebel wrote: "I am very honoured to be hosting the EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where Covid will no longer exist because it will clearly have been cancelled by then."The award-winning actress went on to address her slim figure, as the comic quipped that she's no longer funny following her incredible weight loss.A post shared by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson)She continued: "It's going to be so much fun!"I don't wanna put any pressure on this - I know I'm not going to be funny because I am no longer fat."She also cracked a joke at the expense of the former Duke of York, Prince Andrew, following comments he made during an interview with BBC presenter Emily Maitlis in 2019.Rebel went on: "And besides, I'm not going to 'sweat-it' with nerves because I have a peculiar medical condition where I can't sweat...