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Royal Family Hurt As Prince Harry And Meghan Begin Next Chapter

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The Royal Family have described as hurtful the announcement made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their plan to step back as senior royals.

On Wednesday, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan announced they intend “to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family”, an announcement the queen, Queen Elizabeth II, is reportedly disappointed about.

In a report on Thursday by BBC, without naming sources the media said that the royal family was “hurt” by the decision. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not consult any senior royal before making the statement.

Harry and Meghan in a statement described as “a personal message from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said “after many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.”

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“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support,” it read.

 

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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In a response to the statement, Buckingham Palace stated that “discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”

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Meghan, an actress and a human rights activist made no secret that the transition to being a global celebrity and part of Britain’s royal family was difficult.

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Earlier, during an ITV documentary “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” which followed the royal couple on their autumn tour of Southern Africa, they revealed their struggles with the media. Both said they had struggled with the spotlight and that much of what was printed about them is untrue.

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United Kingdom: Snow And Rain Force Closure Of 250 Schools

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Storm Dennis has continued to ravage parts of England as more than 250 schools were closed across northern England because of heavy snow and rain.  Warnings of further flooding have been issued.

Across county Durham, more than a hundred fifty nurseries, schools, and colleges, were shut on Monday because of inclement weather. In north Yorkshire, more than fifty schools either started late or remained shut.  The stories were similar in Cumbria, Northumberland, and Leeds where some schools started late to allow students and staff more time to get in.

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Roads were blocked across the region as vehicles got stuck in the snow.

Further south, a severe flood warning that spells imminent danger to life continues. The environment agency has warned of the continuing danger of flooding across England.

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Kuwait, Bahrain Announce First Coronavirus Cases

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Kuwait, Bahrain Announce First Coronavirus Cases

Kuwait and Bahrain have both confirmed novel coronavirus cases in their countries.  Kuwait has identified three infections and Bahrain one.

Kuwaiti health ministry said in a statement posted on twitter, cases have been identified of a 53-year-old Kuwaiti man, a 61-year-old Saudi citizen and a 21-year-old stateless Arab coming from the Iranian holy city of Mashhad.

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The health ministry said all three cases are under constant observation.

Kuwait banned entry of all ships from the Islamic republic and suspended flights to and from the country.  The country has also banned non-citizens from Iran from entering the gulf state.  Kuwait had flown back hundreds of Kuwaiti shiite pilgrims from Iran.

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Malaysia’s Mahathir Quits But Asked To Stay As Interim PM

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Malaysia's Mahathir Quits But Asked To Stay As Interim PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has on Monday unexpectedly announced his resignation but was asked to stay on as interim leader by the country’s monarch until a successor is appointed.

The resignation of the 94-year-old came after months of rising tensions in the “Pact of Hope” coalition, which stormed to a shock victory in 2018 against a corruption-plagued government that had ruled Malaysia for six decades.

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According to Reuters news agency, Mahathir also reportedly resigned from his own party, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

Mahathir’s party also announced that it was quitting the ruling government coalition, Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), casting doubt on the future of the partnership.

At the 2018 polls Mahathir and his old rival Ibrahim Anwar put their differences aside and joined forces to take on a corruption-plagued government.

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Mahathir, who previously served as premier from 1981 to 2003, had made a pre-election pledge to hand power to Anwar but has repeatedly refused to fix a date.

On Monday, Chief Secretary Mohd Zuki Ali said in a statement the king accepted Mahathir’s resignation after meeting with Mahathir.

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Mohd Zuki said “His Highness has given his assent to appoint Mahathir Mohamad as interim prime minister, while waiting for the appointment of the new prime minister. Hence until then, (Mahathir) will manage the country’s affairs until a new prime minister and cabinet are appointed.”

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