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‘Cheeky right ’til the end’: Harry, William pay separate tributes to Prince Philip

‘Cheeky right ’til the end’: Harry, William pay separate tributes to Prince Philip

Princes William and Harry have released statements about their grandfather ahead of a reunion for the feuding brothers at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

  • by Bevan Shields

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Prince Philip’s death: UK in mourning amid pandemic lockdown

Prince Philip’s death: UK in mourning amid pandemic lockdown

Today on Please Explain, Tory Maguire and Europe correspondent Bevan Shields discuss how Britain is combining national mourning with COVID restrictions.

  • by Tory Maguire
‘Avalanche of broken equipment’: On Gagarin anniversary, Russia faces a space crisis

‘Avalanche of broken equipment’: On Gagarin anniversary, Russia faces a space crisis

It is 60 years since the first man - a Russian - entered space. Now, Moscow is criticised for letting its once mighty space programme rust.

  • by Nataliya Vasilyeva
Final chapter in saga of Abbott’s knighthood for Philip will play out at funeral

Final chapter in saga of Abbott’s knighthood for Philip will play out at funeral

The former prime minister is unrepentant for awarding Prince Philip an Australian knighthood, an honour that will take pride of place on the altar of St George’s Chapel this Saturday.

  • by Bevan Shields
‘Lessons to be learnt’: David Cameron breaks silence over lobbying for Greensill

‘Lessons to be learnt’: David Cameron breaks silence over lobbying for Greensill

Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron says he has learned lessons from his dealings on behalf of Australian businessman Lex Greensill.

  • by Latika Bourke
Tensions remain as Harry returns for Philip’s funeral
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Tensions remain as Harry returns for Philip’s funeral

The Duke of Sussex’s return to fold for final farewell to Prince Philip offers a chance for reconciliation after the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

  • by Camilla Tominey
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Goodnight, sweet prince: Yes, Philip was also Danish, though not all that sweet

Goodnight, sweet prince: Yes, Philip was also Danish, though not all that sweet

Prince Philip was no better than he should have been, but not nearly as bad as he might have been.

  • by Mike Carlton
The Queen says Prince Philip’s death has left ‘a huge void’ in her life

The Queen says Prince Philip’s death has left ‘a huge void’ in her life

The 94-year-old monarch has also described the final moments of her 73-year marriage as “a miracle”.

  • by Bevan Shields
After going ‘free of LGBT,’ a Polish town pays a price

After going ‘free of LGBT,’ a Polish town pays a price

Krasnik voted to be “free of LGBT” two years ago to satisfy conservative voters. Now, the mayor regrets the move, which has led to censure from other European countries and put funding at risk.

  • by Andrew Higgins
Greek crime reporter shot dead near home in Athens

Greek crime reporter shot dead near home in Athens

Two men on a motorcycle reportedly fired at least 10 shots at the veteran journalist.

Deaths in the Windsor family have long been portents of political crisis

Deaths in the Windsor family have long been portents of political crisis

Queen Elizabeth is next in line for a royal obituary.. The ascension of Charles could tip the scales to those who favour a break up of the Kingdom.

  • by David Monaghan