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Olive branches and Grandma Diana: what we learned about Prince Harry this week

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On Tuesday, it was reported that Harry and his wife, Meghan, were invited to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the platinum jubilee. But in an interview with the US network NBC’s Today Show, the duke said...

At-home abortions made women safer. Ending them in England would be disastrous

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About one in four pregnancies worldwide end in an abortion every year. In England, Scotland and Wales, women have had a right to this crucial form of healthcare since 1967 – but such a right is meaningless if it canno...

Last time I saw Andriy he was in high heels. Now, like many of my friends, he’s taken up arms

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We didn’t want to believe that a real, massive invasion would happen because it’s so illogical. But then Putin is illogical and insane. I have been torn between a rationalisation – what will Russia benefit from this i...

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon: ‘I needed Scotsmen because of the kilt factor’

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Writing a novel shouldn’t have been high on Diana Gabaldon’s list of priorities in the late 1980s. She already had two jobs, as a university professor at Arizona State, with an expertise in scientific computation, and...

Best podcasts of the week: what Princess Diana tells us about ourselves

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When Diana Met …“Yes, this is a show about Diana Spencer … but it really is about us – what our perceptions of her say about us.” Host Aminatou Sow is a self-confessed Princess Di obsessive – something she inherited f...

Diana: Queen of Style review – ‘England’s biggest punk’? I think not

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I’m afraid to say that the youth have discovered Diana, Princess of Wales. Maybe we’ll have to go through this every generation now – another thing to add to the list, along with sex and drugs, that any cohort coming ...

Spencer review – Kristen Stewart’s Diana impersonation is enjoyably strange

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What would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday came and went this summer, marked by a solemn new statue in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in London, showing her with three generically grateful children; t...

Diana Souhami wins 2021 Polari prize for No Modernism Without Lesbians

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No Modernism Without Lesbians by Diana Souhami has won the 2021 Polari prize for LGBTQ+ books. The account of a group of gay women who helped to begin the modernist movement was called “richly researched, entertaining...

Diana Taurasi lost in the WNBA finals but her greatness remains secure

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It was all set up perfectly for Diana Taurasi. After the Phoenix Mercury’s postseason series win over the Las Vegas Aces, the WNBA legend flew back home to witness her wife give birth to the couple’s second child. The...

Desperately seeking Diana: can any actor get to the heart of the people’s princess?

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The first imitation I ever saw of Diana, Princess of Wales was in my bedroom when I was five. It was a Diana Bride doll, ordered by my mother from a catalogue, although with her rictus smile and huge helmet of hair sh...

Papua New Guinea’s journey, Diana Taurasi and a delighted deer

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1) It’s been quite the week for Diana Taurasi. The 39-year-old guard and all-time leading WNBA scorer – nicknamed ‘White Mamba’ by the late Kobe Bryant – helped Phoenix Mercury to the WNBA finals last week, chartered ...

Diana Taurasi leads Phoenix Mercury past Aces to advance to WNBA finals

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When Phoenix Mercury coach Sandy Brondello was asked what was the difference in the fourth quarter, she had a simple response: It was Diana Taurasi. Taurasi scored 14 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter, and Brittn...

BBC payout for designer ‘scapegoated’ over Bashir’s Diana interview

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A graphic designer has received a substantial financial settlement from the BBC after he was made the “fall guy” for Martin Bashir’s decision to use fake bank statements to help secure an interview with Diana, Princes...

Spencer: first trailer shows Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana

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The first trailer for Spencer, the much-anticipated Diana, Princess of Wales drama, has been unveiled just days before its premiere at the Venice film festival. The film, which stars Kristen Stewart, shows us just th...

Spencer: first poster released for Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana film

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A first poster has been released for Spencer, the forthcoming film about three days in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, starring Kristen Stewart and directed by Pablo Larraín. The poster comes a week before the b...

Stop the east African oil pipeline now

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If there is one world leader trying to look out for the planet as a whole, not just their own nation, it’s the UN secretary general. Last week, António Guterres was resolute in the wake of the damning report from the ...

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