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Move over, The Crown! Why The Great is the racy royal drama you need to watch

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At the top of the stairs in his Los Angeles home, a portrait of Nicholas Hoult in military regalia hangs on the wall. “That’s very, very normal,” the actor deadpans, before breaking into a laugh. Gladly it isn’t some ...

Prasanna Puwanarajah to play Martin Bashir in The Crown

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In the wake of an inquiry’s conclusion that Martin Bashir used “deceitful behaviour” to secure his infamous Panorama interview with Diana, Prince of Wales, The Crown’s portrayal of the disgraced journalist is likely t...

Has De Bruyne, the jewel in Manchester City’s crown, begun to lose his shine?

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A couple of weeks ago, Kevin De Bruyne and Oleksandr Zinchenko were filming a video for the Manchester City YouTube channel in which they answered questions put to them by fans. Someone called Hesham from Egypt asked ...

Chess: Alireza Firouzja leads in Riga as he campaigns for Carlsen’s crown

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Alireza Firouzja, the 18-year-old pretender to Magnus Carlsen’s world crown, is closing in on the most important victory of his short career this weekend as the former Iranian, who now represents France, leads the 108...

Specter of problematic crown prince looms over Biden’s Saudi Arabia policy

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When Joe Biden was recently asked whether gas prices would come down soon, the US president offered a cryptic explanation of how his strained relations with Saudi Arabia were at least partly to blame for the price at ...

Saudi crown prince a ‘psychopath’, says exiled intelligence officer

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A former senior Saudi intelligence officer has claimed that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a “psychopath with no empathy” who once boasted that he could kill the kingdom’s ruler at the time, King Abdullah, and re...

Crown gives go ahead to rival ‘net zero carbon’ North Sea schemes

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A clash between two multibillion pound “net zero carbon” schemes is brewing in the North Sea after the Queen’s property manager granted development rights for one patch of seabed to two different projects at the same ...

Mark Drakeford says devolving crown estate would help Wales with net zero aim

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The Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford, has said that devolving the crown estate to Wales could boost the country’s aspirations to become a world leader in renewable energy. One of the Labour-led government’s key st...

BBC’s director of sport calls for new rules on TV’s ‘crown jewels’

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The director of sport at the BBC has called for new rules on TV’s “crown jewels” following criticism directed at the broadcaster during the Olympic Games this summer. Barbara Slater told MPs at the the digital, cultur...

The Secret Royals by Richard Aldrich and Rory Cormac review – spying and the crown

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On a March evening in 1974, having shot and wounded Princess Anne’s protection officer and driver, Ian Ball began remonstrating with her to get into his white Ford Escort. “I want £2m,” he explained, “will you get out...

Emmys 2021: Ted Lasso and The Crown triumph while no actors of color win

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The 73rd Emmy awards mostly stuck to the predicted script on Sunday, celebrating favorites Ted Lasso, The Queen’s Gambit, and The Crown, in an awards-stuffed return to a (mostly) normal ceremony that celebrated divers...

Filippo Ganna edges out Van Aert to win world championships time-trial crown

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The Italian Filippo Ganna broke Flemish hearts on the opening day of the world road race championships in the Belgian cycling heartland by taking a narrow victory in the elite men’s time trial. Ganna pushed the home f...

First image revealed of Imelda Staunton as the Queen in The Crown

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The first image of Imelda Staunton in character as the Queen in season five of The Crown has been revealed. Staunton has taken over from the Golden Globe winner Olivia Colman, as the fresh series ushers in a new era f...

Prevail again and Ariarne Titmus can lay claim to Katie Ledecky’s crown

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Ariarne Titmus won her first international swimming medal when she was 16, at the 2017 swimming world championships in Hungary. Her coach, newly famous Dean Boxall, remembers it well. “When she went up, she’d never go...

Y-fronts at the ready! Why the Crown casting Johnny Lee Miller as John Major is discomfiting fans

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Name: Jonny Lee Miller. Age: 48. Appearance: Boring, grey, dusty. Tucks his shirt into his Y-fronts. Or wears them – the underpants – outside his suit. Really? Jonny Lee Miller, the glamorous actor? Anarchic peroxide...

Sick Boy to Grey Man: Jonny Lee Miller cast as John Major in The Crown

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Jonny Lee Miller, the actor most renowned for his role as the anarchic heroin addict Sick Boy in the film Trainspotting, will play Sir John Major in the next series of the Netflix drama The Crown. The British actor, 4...

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