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Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy

Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy

World
Monarchs, heads of state and prime ministers across the world, past and present, have sent heartfelt tributes following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99.Spain's king and queen telegrammed "Dear Aunt Lilibet" to mourn the passing of "Dear Uncle Philip".Along with tributes from Europe's royal households, many Commonwealth nations praised his exceptional public service.They paid tribute to a life of duty, purpose and devotion to the Queen."He was a heck of a guy... 99 years old, he never slowed down at all," said US President Joe Biden. All living former US presidents also sent tributes.PA MediaThe duke, whose death was announced by Buckingham Palace on Friday, accompanied the Queen during hundreds of overseas visits.'Cherish the memories'Prince Philip had blood...
Prince William: Banks must do more to protect environment

Prince William: Banks must do more to protect environment

Business
EPAThe Duke of Cambridge has urged banks to "invest in nature" to help fight global climate change. Speaking at an IMF and World Bank meeting, Prince William said protecting nature continued to play only a small part in combating global warming. He said investing in reforestation and sustainable agriculture were "cost effective" ways of tackling the issue. Banks have come under increasing pressure to step up efforts to help fight climate change.Just this week, Barclays' London headquarters was the target of a protest staged by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion. Members held placards and broke several windows as they called on the bank to stop financing fossil fuel companies.Addressing central bankers and finance ministers at the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund ...
Jordan’s Prince Hamza bin Al-Hussein says he’s been placed under house arrest

Jordan’s Prince Hamza bin Al-Hussein says he’s been placed under house arrest

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The half-brother of Jordan's King Abdullah has said he has been placed under house arrest, claiming he was being punished for taking in part in meetings in which the king had been criticised.In a video leaked to several broadcasters, Prince Hamza bin Al-Hussein said he was visited early on Saturday by the country's military chief and told "I was not allowed to go out, to communicate with people or to meet with them". He said his security detail was removed, and his phone and internet service had been cut.He accused Jordan's "ruling system" of incompetence and corruption, saying it had decided "that its personal interests, that its financial interests, that its corruption is more important than the lives and dignity and futures of the 10 million people that live here"."I'm not part of any c...
Saudi Arabia says crown prince had ‘successful’ surgery

Saudi Arabia says crown prince had ‘successful’ surgery

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Saudi Arabia's royal court says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman underwent a “successful surgery” for appendicitis on Wednesday, and left the hospital soon after the operationByThe Associated PressFebruary 24, 2021, 9:39 PM• 1 min readDUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman underwent a “successful surgery” for appendicitis on Wednesday, the royal court said, and he left the hospital soon after the operation.The 35-year-old prince had surgery at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Saudi capital of Riyadh in the morning, according to the royal court. The official statement described the operation as laparoscopic, meaning that no large incision was made.Late Wednesday, Saudi state-run media published footage of the crown prince, surrounded by an entourage ...
Britain’s Prince Philip to be hospitalized for ‘several’ more days

Britain’s Prince Philip to be hospitalized for ‘several’ more days

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Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Philip will remain hospitalized for "several days" to receive treatment for an unspecified infection, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday. The update to the duke of Edinburgh's health came one week after he first checked in to London's King Edward VII Hospital after feeling ill. Advertisement "The duke of Edinburgh remains at King Edward VII's hospital where he is receiving medical attention for an infection," the statement said. "He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days." The duke's youngest son, Prince Edward, earl of Wessex, told Sky News he spoke to his father on the phone. "He's a lot better thank you very much indeed, and he's looking forward to getting out, which is the most positive thin...