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Queen unveils trendy new look at 96 and dramatically ditches her walking stick
Queen has proven that once again, she is a trendsetter this week.For the 96-year-old Monarch was seen with a new hairstyle.During a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury on Tuesday (June 21) she appeared to have a classic hairstyle for women of a certain age – the perm.READ MORE: Netflix will force Harry and Meghan 'to explain booing' during Jubilee visit - expertAnd she was also seen without a walking aid of any kind, for the first time for many months.It was her first public appearance since her Platinum Jubilee celebrations which took place across four days at the beginning of the month.The meeting took place at Windsor Castle, where the Archbishop presented her with a special Canterbury Cross in recognition of her “unstinting service” to the Church of England for the 70 years she has bee on the throne.It also came with a citation, which said: “Throughout her reign, Her Majesty has duly upheld both the Christian religion and the Church of England in her roles as Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.“Whether in the formality of opening sessions of General Synod or the more intimate context of her personal addresses to the nation and Commonwealth at Christmas, Her Majesty has made manifest her own deep faith and its relevance to all that she undertakes.“Her subtle understanding of the changing position of the Established Church in England has sustained and encouraged laity and clergy alike.“Her care for the unity of her people and the welfare of the least fortunate have been a constant inspiration to the whole Church.
Prince William and Kate Middleton slammed for having' three furnished homes'
Prince William and Kate Middleton were criticised by taxpayers for having "three furnished homes" as a royal insider revealed their permanent move to Windsor.It has been reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move into Adelaide Cottage, at Windsor Castle, this summer after William celebrates his 40th birthday.According to Royally Obsessed podcasters Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito, taxpayers are "miffed" when they learned the Cambridges have already owned two furnished homes — Kensington Palace in London and Anmer Hall in Norfolk.Rachel said: "At Kensington Palace, being a city location, they are limited in terms of the ground."That means that George, Charlotte and Louis will have easy access to their great-grandmother and I feel like any access to the outdoors will be so great for kids, it will be in abundance at Windsor."Co-host, Roberta, chimed in and added: "But to have three furnished homes...I think the taxpayers are a little miffed about this."But Rachel sees it differently as she considers that Prince William will be the future king."Think about all the properties the Queen has," she added.They also commented that the move "is expected to significantly change the dynamic at Windsor" where, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York has the most contact with the Queen.Meanwhile, royal writer Daniela Elser claimed the royal couple's relocation plan "essentially means they have wasted millions and millions of Sovereign Grant money" of modernising Kensington Palace.For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.The reported £4million spent on the Cambridge's home of Apartment 1A was funded by 25% of revenue from the Crown estates
Kate Middleton and Prince William labelled 'virtue signallers' amid downsize move
Kate Middleton and Prince William have reportedly been eyeing up a move to the Windsor estate to be closer to The Queen but this has been hit with backlash.Reports claimed that the Cambridge's had been eyeing up a move to Adelaide Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle, just a ten-minute walk away from the 96-year-old Monarch.Currently, the family reside in the lavish 20-room Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace but William and Kate are keen for their children to attend the same school, close to Windsor.The move, however, hasn't gone down well with TalkTV host Julia Hartley-Brewer and columnist Ayesha Hazarika.During Tuesday night's episode of Small Talk, Julia said: "William and Kate are moving their family to a four-bedroom cottage on the Windsor estate."Adelaide Cottage which needs no extra taxpayers' security – I think we'll all remember what happened with Harry and Meghan."No costly refurb, it's also understood there will be, I don't know how people cope with no live-in staff with aides commuting to Windsor."Is there no levels of dedication the royals will not go to?!"She continued: "The move means their children, George, Charlotte and Louis can now start school together in the autumn which is great news."William and Kate are said to be keen to live closer to the Queen who's been struggling with mobility problems and obviously want to be with her at Windsor."Julia added: "This is also about playing down the roles, cost of living crisis, 'We're just like you'."The fact we also have not just a second home we've been talking about but about 15 other homes, by the way, they're palaces and castles but we're living in a four bedroomed house."I don't think that's going to go down very well, I think a lot of people will say
Sir David Attenborough beams with pride after receiving high honour from Prince of Wales for services to TV and conservation
Sir David Attenborough smiled from ear to ear after he was awarded his Knight Grand Cross honour from fellow avid environmentalist Prince Charles.The 96-year-old presenter and all-round national treasure has been a household name across Britain and beyond for decades, having produced and presented world-famous nature documentaries for over 50 years.On Wednesday, the natural historian collected his Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George for his services to television broadcasting and conservation.Sir David, first knighted by the Queen in 1985, collected the prestigious honour from the Prince of Wales, eldest son of Her Majesty, at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.His latest achievement comes after the biologist featured in a segment of the Platinum Party at the Queen’s Jubilee concert held outside Buckingham Palace in London on June 4.Prince William highlighted the efforts of ‘visionary environmentalists’ during a section of the show, which saw a clip of Sir David projected onto Buckingham Palace.In recent years, Sir David More pleaded with politicians and people in power to do everything possible to protect the planet, warning of climate change and mass extinction.Ahead of last year’s Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, Sir David called for ‘bold action’ and support for local communities and landowners so they can create connected wild places on land and at sea to protect humanity.In comments carried by the BBC, Sir David used his being named as Champion of the Earth to again urge action to prevent further destruction of the planet.‘Fifty years ago, whales were on the very edge of extinction worldwide,’ he said.‘Then people got together and now there are more whales in the sea than any living
'Remembering Diana' Royal fans compare Elton John Jubilee performance to Diana
Elton John, 75, is known for his legendary performances and his pre-recorded appearance at the Platinum Jubilee concert did not disappoint.The singer performed Your Song with fans comparing the performance to what he did at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997.Elton performed at the Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace in a pre-recorded performance.Prior to his performance, he paid tribute to the Queen, as he said: "Your majesty, congratulations on 70 amazing years as our ruling monarch."It's been an amazing journey for you and you've been such a big part of my life ever since I was a child up until the present day."I wanted to record something for you in a place that you would love."So, here we are in the red drawing room at Windsor Castle."I thought it would be the ideal place to pay tribute to your amazing reign and long may you reign, thank you."He then performed Your Song, with Twitter users rushing to the microblogging site to share comparisons to Elton's performance at Diana's funeral in 1997.Maxine_Musgrove said: "Anyone else got wet eyes right now, with Elton John singing My song and remembering Princess Diana??? #PlatinumPartyatthePalace."Priz_pri added: "Elton John....Prince William must be remembering his mother, Diana #PlatinumJubilee #PlatinumPartyatthePalace."Nurse_palmer commented: "Elton John oh goodness this concert. My soul needed this.Thinking of Diana too.So sad she couldn’t be here #PlatinumJubilee."FizzyEvans said: "Elton John playing Diana's favourite song, this is really her day." (ic)MELANIE81227659 commented: "I don't know why but I keep thinking of Princess Diana.]"She would have enjoyed this concert.