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King Charles pays homage to Queen Elizabeth on UK Mother’s Day: ‘Thinking of you’
United Kingdom’s Mother’s Day.In September, the Queen died at age 96 at her palace in Scotland, Balmoral Castle. She reigned for 70 years.On the official Instagram page for the British Royal Family, they posted a photo of the King alongside his mom, Queen Elizabeth, when he appeared to be only a few years old.“To all mothers everywhere, and to those who may be missing their mums today, we are thinking of you and wishing you a special #MothersDay,” the caption of the photo read.The post included a photo of Camilla, Queen Consort, with her mother, Rosalind Shand, who passed in 1994 from osteoporosis, a bone disease.A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily)In the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day is celebrated in March.It is different than the United States’ version of the holiday, as it first began as a “church tradition” overseas, according to Metro UK, called “Mothering Sunday.”The outlet explained that in The U.K., it takes place three weeks before Easter, and on the fourth Sunday of Lent.The royal family’s Instagram post comes before the King’s coronation is set to take place on May 6 at Westminster Abbey.
Lord Alan Sugar is unrecognisable as he shares emotional moment he met Queen Elizabeth
Lord Alan Sugar, 75, was in his early 50s at the time he was knighted for his "services to the Home Computer and Electronics Industry".The TV entrepreneur, who also has two honorary of Science, took to Twitter to recall his pride. The self-made billionaire excitedly informed his 5.2 million followers: "23 YEARS AGO! In the New Year's Honours list it was announced that I had been awarded a knighthood!"As I knelt before our late Queen, I remember reflecting upon what my mother and father might have thought and said had they still been alive."The nostalgic businessman added: "It was such a proud moment for me."Lord Sugar had been recognised, among other reasons, for helping to launch the public computer back in the 1980s via his electronics company, Amstrad.Newspapers have also branded Alan "the rudest man in Britain" for his no-nonsense tough talk, but equally he has many fans who love his strong personality - even after he pointed out not everyone had what it took to become a knight.On one occasion, he poked fun at Piers Morgan after the broadcaster lamented that he had not been recognised on the honours list, labelling it "baffling", but adding: "[The title] Sir Piers will have to wait."Alan tweeted a colourful response, telling his frenemy: "Knights are a very elite circle of people.The problem is your head is so far up in the clouds the Queen would not be able to tap you with the sword, She may be tempted to ram it where the sun does not shine!"Meanwhile, yesterday Alan was inundated with messages of congratulations from his followers while he reminisced.@skylon2012 praised: "A justified award for leadership in Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing creating value."Nowadays there are too many awards handed out to
I'm A Celebrity's Mike Tindall says family 'haven't fully made decision' on supporting him
Mike Tindall, 44, discussed whether his family would be coming out to support him during his time in the jungle.The sports star, who is married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall, 41, is beginning his journey on the ITV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! this Sunday.Ahead of his stint on the popular reality show, Mike was asked whether Zara and the rest of his family would be coming out to support him or whether they had offered any words of advice.He said: "We’re not entirely sure yet, we haven’t fully made that decision and it’s probably how deep into the show we go.“And we have some work out here, so if it got to the end then hopefully she’d be able to come out and get some vitamin D,” he added in reference to wife Zara. Mike admitted he got emotional when he said goodbye to his wife and kids, Mia, eight, Lena, four, and Lucas, one, on the Royal Estate, even shedding a tear.  Mike said: "Obviously, it’s difficult but the saving grace is going to a country that we know very well, and Zara understands and gets it and that makes it a lot easier.”The star then went on to confess he actually hoped to see more signs of sadness from his beloved children."It’s one of those things with the kids,” he explained. “I’ve had a couple of phone calls while I’ve been here. “They say they’re going to miss you when you leave but when you ring them, they’re like, ‘Hi dad, bye.’ “Then they are off doing whatever they do,” he continued.
'Looking forward to William becoming King' Rosemary Shrager addresses Charles as monarch
King Charles III becoming the new head of state as she paid tribute to the "wonderful" Queen in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.The 71-year-old had an insight into royal life when she met the Queen aged just 13 and later recreated dishes cooked for Queen Victoria on the 2011 BBC series Royal Upstairs Downstairs.In each episode, Rosemary and antiques expert Tim Wonnacott visited a country house or castle which Queen Victoria had been to in the 19th century.The late royal was in reign from 20 June 1837 until her death in 1901.Discussing the latest change to the monarchy, Rosemary said of the new King: "Charles will be alright, I think he'll come into his own, I hope."And, I hope he'll find his own way and be King, but I'm looking forward to William being King.Judi Dench says partner had to 'cut up her food' due to health decline"I think William will be a modernist."According to Charles' former long-term butler Grant Harrold, he will be both a traditionalist as well as a modernist monarch.He said: “Charles will pass more on to Prince William. I believe that Charles will give William and Kate more of a role, so they still have their time as a couple and a family, but they’re still supporting the monarchy and keep their popularity.“He’ll keep the Queen’s traditions, the protocols, and the etiquette.
BBC News' Huw Edwards ‘embarrassed’ by calls for knighthood after Queen death coverage
BBC News' Huw Edwards, 61, tirelessly reported on the end of an era in British history as the Queen's 70-year-reign sadly drew to a close - but he's adamant that he doesn't want a knighthood for his achievements.The newsreader argued that some had devoted their lives to good causes, but had ended up with nothing in return, so he would be reluctant to receive honours.Huw, who has fronted the BBC's Ten O'Clock News for almost two decades, admitted he had been "desperate" to avoid making a mistake during the tense coverage of the Queen's final hours, and her subsequent lying-in-state and funeral.However, he believes that some have done far more than him and that the suggestion he could receive a knighthood for the coverage is nothing more than "excitable journalism"."I have been involved in nominating people for honours and, in a few cases, people who have spent a lifetime giving time to deserving causes and don’t get anything," he explained."So, although I don’t mean it disrespectfully, the idea of a knighthood embarrasses me.”Huw, along with royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell, worked so hard to get the latest news on the monarch out to the nation that his own mother contacted him out of concern."My mum kept on messaging me saying, ‘You look exhausted, there are huge bags under your eyes,'" he joked.The broadcaster claims that he initially found out about the Queen's death just ten seconds before the rest of the nation.The confirmation ultimately led the star to switch from a navy blue tie to a black one, in order to be appropriately dressed for the period of mourning he knew would follow.Huw had opted to say very little during the coverage, to allow the tragic news to sink in as the public looked on.The reporter