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UK royal Kate “enormously touched” by support after cancer announcement

London, UK Reuters Kate, Britain’s Princess of Wales, and her husband Prince William have been “enormously touched” by the messages of support received since she announced her cancer diagnosis, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said on Saturday. Kate said on Friday she was undergoing preventative chemotherapy after tests done following her major abdominal surgery in January […]

Mourners mark Princess Diana’s death in Paris, 25 years on

France Paris Diana memorial

Paris, FranceReuters Mourners marked the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in Paris on Wednesday, laying flowers and leaving messages on the bridge above the underpass where she was killed in a car crash. Blooms and pictures of Diana adorned the gold-leaf covered Flame of Liberty, a replica of the torch of the Statue of […]


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This month marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria. DAVID ADAMS looks at some facts and figures about the woman who became synonymous with the idea of a British Empire – and the 19th century…