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- The Telegraph
One million young people could need “urgent help” to protect their futures from the coronavirus pandemic, the Prince of Wales has warned, as he said the “enormous challenges” testing society are reminiscent of the Seventies. The Prince said the country has never faced a more “uniquely challenging” time, with the “destructive hopelessness” of unemployment looming once again. Writing exclusively in the Telegraph, he said the young in particular now need “urgent help” to protect them from the worst effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, but warned society must not let optimism “drown beneath a deluge” of negative economic news. Saying it is “all too easy to assume that nothing can be done”, he echoed the inspiring message of the Queen in April to pledge: “The task ahead is unquestionably vast, but it is not insurmountable.” The Prince’s own charity, The Prince’s Trust, has just helped its millionth young person. “Over all these years since the Trust was launched, there has never been an easy time,” the Prince writes. “However, there has never been a time as uniquely challenging as the present, when the pandemic has left perhaps another million young people needing urgent help.” Reflecting on how he founded the charity in 1976, with his Royal Navy severance pay, the Prince said: “I am old enough to remember other times when hope was scarce and pessimism seemed the only thing in abundant supply. “In the mid-Seventies, when I left the Royal Navy, youth unemployment was one of the pressing issues of the time. It seemed to me that we should do something to try to make a difference, however small.” Research from the trust has shown 55 per cent of people aged 16 to 25 are more worried about being unemployed than they were a year ago. The Prince, who contracted coronavirus himself in March, has previously warned it is essential to “prevent this crisis from defining the prospects of a generation”. “When faced with enormous challenges to our society and with deep uncertainty about the future, it can be all too easy to assume that nothing can be done,” the Prince writes. “Sometimes, it seems that any optimism is drowned beneath a deluge of negative economic information and daunting employment statistics. “For anyone, this is a difficult time –but it is a particularly difficult time to be young.”
- The Telegraph
More than two thirds of Britons believe the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should have their royal titles taken away from them, a new survey suggests. The study for Tatler magazine also showed the majority of respondents believed the Duchess, an American citizen, should not be commenting on US politics. It comes as the couple this week drew criticism for participating in a Time 100 video urging Americans to vote, which was perceived as critical of President Donald Trump. The data, conducted last month by research consultancy Savanta Comres, polled 4,174 British adults, only taking results from those who expressed an opinion when questioned. It found 68 per cent agreed Harry and Meghan should have their titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex taken from them, following their step down from royal life and their move to the US. A total of 63 per cent agreed Meghan, although American, should not be commenting on US politics. And 35 per cent concurred that the duchess "wants to be president of the United States one day". Tatler magazine recently clashed with Kensington Palace over an article about the Duchess of Cambridge, eventually removing a series of claims from the story after accusations they were cruel, sexist and inaccurate. Its November issue now features the Duchess of Sussex - who has not collaborated - on the cover, with an interview with her biographer Omid Scobie. “It's been exactly a year since the Duchess of Sussex, then still a working member of the Royal Family, was last on the cover of Tatler, and as the old adage goes, a lot can happen in a year,” the magazine writes, saying she was chosen for a 2019 cover as “the most talked about woman of the day”. Then, a poll showed the “public was divided over Meghan”, it said, adding: “Now, as Harry and Meghan have quit the Firm, paid off Frogmore, set up home in California and signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix, we asked the nation again what they thought of the couple in a new survey.” The full results are contained in the November issue of Tatler, available in print and digital on Thursday.
- Yahoo Style UK
The princess told charity supporter it was "so much fun" to get married this summer.
- Yahoo Style UK
Princess Beatrice of York thanks everyone who took part in the Kids Summer Art Competition 2020. In this video, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York picks her top 3 winners.
- The Telegraph
By the time two pale blue lines show up on a pregnancy test, most women know which dresses, skirts and coats suit their shape – and which definitely don't. But along with learning how to live with all the unexpected pregnancy symptoms, women also have to teach themselves how to dress with a bump. And none more so than members of the royal family, who are not only caught in the glare of the public eye but who have to consider protocol when they're out and about in public. Luckily for Princess Eugenie, who announced that she and husband Jack Brooksbank are expecting their first child in early 2021 on Friday, she has a a number of royal women to look to who have already negotiated the world of colourful coats, strategically placed clutch bags and voluminous print dresses for her, so she can just copy and paste where appropriate. Eighties ruffles and collars are back
- Evening Standard
Congratulations are in order for Princess Beatrice and her husband Jack Brooksbank, who have announced they are expecting their first baby.The royal couple revealed the news in true millennial style on Instagram, sharing a picture of tiny bear booties with the caption: 'Jack and I are so excited for early 2021....👶🏻'
- Yahoo Style UK
We've found the adorable baby slippers available online.
- The Telegraph
On September 25, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Princess Eugenie is expecting her first child with husband Jack Brooksbank. Due in early 2021, the baby will be a ninth great-grandchild for the Queen. But royals and the super-rich don't have babies like the rest of us. No, they have a network of doulas and private hospital wings and top potty trainers to help make life as new parents a little more graceful. This is how the super rich have babies. Needle matches Twinkly-eyed Gerad Kite has a reputation for making women pregnant. So much so that the London-based esteemed practitioner of Worsley Five Element acupuncture (a method that focuses on balancing energy flows in the body) has a waiting list and charges £350 for an initial consultation (then £225 thereafter). Kite’s results are legion. Everyone from Fearne Cotton to Mel C swears by his methods, and his book The Art of Baby-Making: The Holistic Approach to Fertility focuses on a general health reboot to boost fertility rather than fertility treatments. Kite says he wants couples "to realise it’s a normal function to conceive and make a baby – no different to digesting food. Lots of people have problems with digestion, but they don’t freak out about it. They simply make changes to their lifestyle." The only obstetrician to call Forget the Portland and the Lindo Wing, the truly discreet elite plump for consultant obstetrician Nick Wales at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s private Kensington Wing. Straightforward, warm and popular with both fathers- and mothers-to-be, Wales’s client list boasts celebrities, models and the super-rich, some of whom fly in from overseas to give birth in the unit. A consultant-led elective caesarean costs from £10,000, and they also offer evening ante-natal classes. "Not only are the rooms incredibly private and comfortable here – partners can stay overnight – and the food is good," Wales says, "but unlike some other private maternity hospitals, The Kensington Wing is literally next door to the hospital’s amazing newborn intensive care unit (NICU) and down the hall from operating theatres. People choose us because, if any unexpected problems should arise, they’re in the best place." Doula to the duchess? When rumours surfaced that the Duchess of Sussex had looked into homebirth, there was speculation she’d enlisted doula Lauren Mishcon (her husband is Oliver Mishcon, grandson of solicitor Lord Mishcon, whose law firm handled the divorce of Princess Diana and Prince Charles) to help her and Harry through the process. Not so, says the north London-based mum of three, who has been a trained doula for 11 years… but it’s thrust her ‘From tummy to mummy’ services into the mainstream nonetheless. While once seen as a hippyish preserve, doulas – self-employed non-medical professionals – have become fashionable in the past decade and some can now command up to £2,000 to ‘emotionally and practically’ support a couple through pregnancy, birth and postnatally, whether the birth happens at home or in hospital. Doulas offer positive mantras, affirmations and employ relaxation techniques to help women through labour.
- The Independent
‘Jack and I are so excited for early 2021,’ Eugenie writes in pregnancy announcement
- The Independent
‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made a substantial contribution to the Sovereign Grant,’ royal source says