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Buckingham Palace: Harry, Meghan won’t use royal titles or get public money

Buckingham Palace: Harry, Meghan won’t use royal titles or get public money

World
Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer use the titles "His and Her Royal Highness," Buckingham Palace announced Saturday. The couple will also not receive public funds for royal duties and will repay about $ 3 million Sovereign Grant funds they recently used to renovate their residence, Frogmore Cottage. The new arrangement will take effect this spring, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. Earlier this month the couple announced via Instagram that they intended to "step back" from their role as senior members of the British royal family and work to become financially independent. On Monday, senior royals held talks about the future roles for the couple. "Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family," said a statement from Qu...
Hugh Grant defends Harry: ‘The tabloids effectively murdered his mother’

Hugh Grant defends Harry: ‘The tabloids effectively murdered his mother’

Entertainment
Actor Hugh Grant has defended Prince Harry's move to Canada, saying that "the tabloid press effectively murdered his mother".Speaking in an interview for Andy Cohen's Radio Andy show on Sirius XM in the US, the star at first seemed reluctant when asked for his thoughts on "Megxit" and the decision by Harry and Meghan to step back from their roles as senior royals. But when asked for his opinion, he referenced the circumstances surrounding the death of Princess Diana, who was in a car being chased by paparazzi when she died in a crash in Paris in August 1997. Image: Meghan and Harry will be taking a 'step back' from being senior royals "I'm rather on Harry's side, I have to say," Grant said. "The tabloid press effectively murdered his ...
Famous birthdays for Sept. 15: Prince Harry, Tommy Lee Jones

Famous birthdays for Sept. 15: Prince Harry, Tommy Lee Jones

Entertainment
Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Those born on this date in history are under the sign of Virgo. They include: -- Italian explorer Marco Polo in 1254 -- Novelist James Fenimore Cooper in 1789 -- William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States, in 1857 -- British mystery writer Agatha Christie in 1890 UPI File Photo -- French director Jean Renoir in 1894 -- Comedian Nipsey Russell in 1918 -- Singer/pianist Bobby Short in 1924 -- Comedian Norm Crosby in 1927 (age 92) -- Jazz saxophone player Julian "Cannonball" Adderley in 1928 -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Gaylord Perry in 1938 (age 81) -- Football Hall of Fame member/actor Merlin Olsen in 1940 -- Soprano Jessye Norman in 1945 (age 74) -- Fi...
Elton John defends Harry and Meghan’s use of private jets

Elton John defends Harry and Meghan’s use of private jets

Science
Sir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's use of private jets - and said he paid to carbon offset their trip to his French home.The singer said he provided Prince Harry, Meghan and their son Archie with his private plane to "maintain a high level of much-needed protection".The royal couple have faced criticism after newspapers claimed they took four private jet journeys in 11 days, including to Sir Elton's home in Nice.Buckingham Palace declined to comment.Private jets usually carry fewer passengers than commercial planes, meaning they burn much more fuel per person per hour.In a message posted on social media, Sir Elton said: "I am deeply distressed by today's distorted and malicious account in the press surro...
GE stock is fast recovering, but short seller investigator Harry Markopolos got his digs in

GE stock is fast recovering, but short seller investigator Harry Markopolos got his digs in

Finance
Fraud finder Harry Markopolos took GE stock down more than 11% in one day with a dizzying array of charts and numbers, but also some choice words accusing analysts, ratings agencies and GE's management of Enron-era behaviors.A day later, GE stock rebounded nearly 10% on Friday after GE CEO Larry Culp invested $ 2 million on the dip and analysts came to GE's rescue, mostly calling Markopolos' claims inaccurate or based on old news that was already baked into GE's stock price.Markopolis, known for discovering Bernie Madoff's scheme, accused GE of using fake revenues and earnings, hidden debts and losses, unreadable financial statements, misleading disclosures and other accounting tricks to perpetrate a $ 38 billion fraud. Markopolos also said he wrote his report for an unnamed hedg...