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p After an emergency all-staff meeting, Buckingham Palace announced this morning that Prince Philip will be stepping down from public life this Autumn at the age of 95.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter has been absolutely frantic since news of the meeting broke last night, with inevitable assumptions that either Philip or the Queen had passed away.

The Sun actually reported that he'd died, before noticing and awkwardly deleting it.

Others speculated that the Queen was going to cancel Brexit (you wish) or that she just wanted to say "May the fourth be with you."

The Queen's health has been on everyone's minds lately – the longest-reigning living monarch in the world turned 91 in April, after a fascinating article about the official plan for her death went viral the month before.

However, as yet she's shown no signs of stepping down or indeed departing this mortal coil.

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After an emergency all-staff meeting, Buckingham Palace announced this morning that Prince Philip will be stepping down from public life this Autumn at the age of 95.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter has been absolutely frantic since news of the meeting broke last night, with inevitable assumptions that either Philip or the Queen had passed away.

The Sun actually reported that he'd died, before noticing and awkwardly deleting it.

Others speculated that the Queen was going to cancel Brexit (you wish) or that she just wanted to say "May the fourth be with you."

The Queen's health has been on everyone's minds lately – the longest-reigning living monarch in the world turned 91 in April, after a fascinating article about the official plan for her death went viral the month before.

However, as yet she's shown no signs of stepping down or indeed departing this mortal coil.

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To celebrate the 70th Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, new photographs are being released worldwide.

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 19, 2017

In these new photographs, The Queen and The Duke were pictured in front of a platinum-textured back drop.

The marriage of the then Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten took place at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947.

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 19, 2017

The Queen, 91, is wearing a cream day dress by her in-house designer Angela Kelly, which she also wore at the Diamond Wedding Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving.

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Netflix’s growing prominence was particularly notable as shows like 13 Reasons Why and Stranger Things made the list.

And it seemed like interest in Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret surged around the release of Season 2 of Netflix’s The Crown.

The same was true for Pablo Escobar, number 41, when Netflix released Season 3 of Narcos.

It’s a little bit surprising that Apple missed the cut, given its release of the much-hyped iPhone X, its new campus, and the fact it’s the world’s most valuable company.

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A chance for the world to to pay its respects to the Queen's husband of over 70 years - we'll explain how to watch Prince Philip's funeral this Saturday.
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Lot fetched almost £66k before being deleted

A cheeky eBay seller sought to cash in on the love Great Britain bears for everyone's favourite dithering racist royal by attempting to auction debris from the crash Prince Philip was involved in last week.

According to the BBC, what appeared to be little more than a pile of shattered glass and plastic fetched an astonishing £65,900 in 139 bids before it was deleted by eBay.

It must have been down to the auction's enticing description, which proposed the rubbish "may even have Phil's DNA on it, if you wanted to clone him".

Because who doesn't want a shambling Imperial hangover wheezing inappropriate comments over your shoulder?

Of course it was all japes to seller morbius777, who promised to donate the sum to Cancer Reasearch UK.

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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening.

Ever since last March, Boris Johnson has had a habit of making remarks about the Covid pandemic that cause a few eyebrows to raise. From “I’ve been shaking hands with everybody” to it would be “inhuman” to “cancel Christmas”, the PM has displayed a gift of the gaffe. Or as the late Prince Philip described it, “dontopedalogy”, aka foot-in-mouth disease.

Yet on Tuesday, Johnson raised a few eyebrows not for his slapdash bonhomie, but for his apparently excessive caution in ascribing the reason for the dramatic drop in Covid cases, hospitalisations and deaths. “It is very, very important for everybody to understand that the reduction in these numbers...has not been achieved by the vaccination programme,” he said. “People don’t, I think, appreciate that it’s the lockdown that has been overwhelmingly important in delivering this improvement.”

Some felt that this messaging was odd, not least given the emphasis the PM has placed on the vaccine rollout in helping his roadmap this spring. Yet to me, it felt much more like confirmation that chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientist Patrick Vallance have an influence in No.10 greater than ever before. 

Whitty and Vallance have both been making the case for weeks that it is the UK’s hard lockdown (and remember it was one of the most stringent in the world) that is responsible for the unnatural suppression of the virus. Both have been tentative about the impact of vaccination on transmission, even though they applaud the huge progress in protection for vulnerable groups. Both have warned of more deaths (something else the PM tried to soften us up for).

And even the most optimistic assessments of the “vaccine effect” accept that while the programme has made a material difference to deaths in the elderly, the overwhelming factor has been the lack of household mixing and basic human contact that provides the rocket fuel for this awful virus.

The PM is also naturally worried that some of the public will seize too prematurely on freedoms in the roadmap, and move too fast. As one JCVI member put it today, scenes of people outside pubs are fine but not when those scenes show they are cheek by jowl. Yes being outside cuts the risk, but if you’re coughing or shouting (hey maybe even laughing) inches from someone else’s face, the virus can take off again.

The one sentiment heard within No.10 more than any other these days is that the whole roadmap could be at risk if unlocking goes faster than planned. In a little-noticed part of Whitty’s evidence to the Sci and Tech Select Committee before Easter, he hinted he was worried that each stage of the roadmap had just too many relaxations all coming at once. 

News of the South African variant outbreak in south London may well be another prompt for Johnson’s caution. It may already be too late to stop that outbreak getting bigger by the day, even with surge testing. The next review date ahead of the May 17 third stage of the roadmap, and the avalanche of unlocking that entails, isn’t really that far away.

One further cause for concern was the new return date for universities. May 17 is seen by some academics as yet another example of the Department for Education’s failure to consult, especially as many universities will stop teaching by then. Some students will have been at home since before Christmas and not had a minute’s in-person tuition since they started higher education last September.

The vice-chancellor of Portsmouth University put it well when he told SkyNews: “Students can now buy a book on British history in Waterstones and discuss it with a tattoo artist while they have their body decorated, but they cannot do the same thing in a Covid-secure environment with their university lecturer.” 

With many lecturers now vaccinated, the May 17 date seems even more odd, not least as sixth formers (who are just one year younger than uni freshers) have been fully back at school since early March. It may be that the PM has seen some figures and projections that suggest the need for an ultra cautious approach. And given his stress on the “lost” generation of young people hit by Covid, barring students from a full education (and social life it entails) is almost as striking as him playing down the role of vaccines.

The frankly surreal decision to halt Covid press conferences this week, out of a misguided fear that somehow the public would see them as unseemly during an extended period of mourning for Prince Philip, means these issues can’t be pressed with the PM. He may believe that short clips of his downbeat assessments will worry us all into Covid compliance. But that’s no substitute for real transparency. Or does he have something worth hiding?

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The Duke of Edinburgh is being treated for an infection and is “comfortable and responding to treatment” but is not expected to leave hospital for several days. 

Philip, who turns 100 in June, was admitted to the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London last Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell, and walked into the building unaided.

In a short statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Duke of Edinburgh remains at King Edward VII’s Hospital where he is receiving medical attention for an infection.

Prince Philip photographed in 2018

“He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days.”

Philip received a visit from his eldest son, the Prince of Wales, on Saturday – a rare occurrence as the duke is known for his “no fuss” attitude.

Philip has been spending the latest lockdown with the Queen at Windsor and in January they both received Covid vaccinations.

The duke last had a spell in hospital in December 2019, when he was treated for a “pre-existing condition” and discharged on Christmas Eve after four nights.

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The Crown stars Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies have paid tribute to the Duke Of Edinburgh, following his death at the age of 99.

Both actors have portrayed Prince Philip in the hit Netflix drama, which is based on the lives of the royal family. 

Former Doctor Who star Matt, who played Philip in the first two series opposite Claire Foy as the Queen, described the Duke as “the man” in a statement. 

Matt Smith as Prince Philip in The Crown

He said: “I’d like to offer my condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.

“Prince Philip was the man. And he knew it. 99 and out, but what an innings. And what style.

“Thank you for your service old chap – it won’t be the same without you.”

Matt was replaced in The Crown by Tobias for series three and four, opposite Olivia Colman as the Queen.

Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip

Tobias wrote on Twitter: “If I know anything about the Duke of Edinburgh I’m fairly sure he wouldn’t want an actor who portrayed him on TV giving their opinion on his life, so I’ll leave it to Shakespeare.

“‘O good old man! how well in thee appears. The constant service of the antique world…’ RIP.”

A statement from the show, written by Peter Morgan, said: “Netflix, Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television and the production team on The Crown are deeply saddened to hear of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.

“Our thoughts are with the royal family at this sad time.”

Prince Philip pictured in 2002

Oscar nominee Jonathan Pryce will take over the role of the Duke of Edinburgh for the fifth and six series of the show, which will be the last.

He will star opposite Imelda Staunton as the Queen.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at Windsor Castle on Friday morning. 

Last month, he was discharged from hospital after a month-long stay to treat a heart condition.

Following the news of his death, a number of other names from the entertainment world also paid tribute to him online

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Congratulations to The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh - the pair have been awarded a new set of military medals.

Finally - after all of these years - some recognition!

The government has announced that earlier today Defence Services Secretary Lieutenant General Richard Nugee performed the medal ceremony which saw them pick up long service and good conduct medals to complement their existing medals for military service.

Yep, it appears that when you're old and royal, you don't just get an over-sized novelty badge pinned on to you on your birthday, you get actual medals.

Apparently this time around, the Queen received three medals - one for each branch of the armed forces, and each medal will include 5 bars to denote 65 years of service.

The medals even include an engraving of her face - though we assume this is an honour unique the Queen, and that other recipients won't be sitting for a portrait.

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English to Russian Document Translation in 30+ industries from £30 GBP.

Those are immigrants, temporary and permanent workers, businessmen, politicians, and relatives of those Russians who moved to UK back in years or centuries.Immigration is one of the main factorsIn the beginning of the 20th century, London saw an influx of Russian immigrants fleeing from the threats of the so called Great Revolution in 1917.

They settled in the area of Tottenham.Ties of Royal Family with the House of RomanovsThroughout the history there were ties of the Royal British Families with the Russian Monarchs and Tsars.

Today we have descendants of the House of Romanovs’ (also Romanoff) family that governed Russia since 1613.

Among them are: Maria Vladimirovna Romanoff (Grand Duchess of Russia, great-great-granddaughter of Alexander II), Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh, The husband of Queen Elizabeth II is a grandnephew of the last czarina, Alexandra, and a great-great-grandson of Nicholas I.

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Prince Charles visited the central London hopsital his father Prince Phillip is being treated on Saturday afternoon.

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII’s hospital on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure and walked unaided into the medical centre.

Charles was seen arriving at the hospital in a grey Tesla on Saturday afternoon and left around 30 minutes later, shortly before 4pm.

He is the first member of the royal family to visit the hospital since his father was admitted on Tuesday for “observation and rest”.

The duke, who turns 100 on June 10, is in hospital for an undisclosed reason, although it is not coronavirus-related.

On Friday, sources told PA news agency: “Following consultation with his doctor the Duke of Edinburgh is likely to remain in hospital for observation and rest over the weekend and into next week.

“As we have said previously the doctor is acting with an abundance of caution. The Duke remains in good spirits.”

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The Queen has thanked the public for the “support and kindness” she’s received following the death of the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, her husband of over 70 years. 

“I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate,” she said in a statement shared by Buckingham Palace. 

While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world.”

The Queen said the royal family would also like the thank the public for the support and kindness shown in recent days. 

“We have been deeply touched,” she said, “and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life.”

Earlier on Wednesday, the royal family Instagram account shared an image of the Queen to mark her birthday.  

“The Queen was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth,”  the caption read.

“This year Her Majesty remains at Windsor Castle, during a period of Royal Mourning following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.”

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Good Morning Britain presenter Alex Beresford has spoken out following former co-host Piers Morgan’s departure from the show.

On Tuesday morning, the two GMB stars were involved in a heated exchange live on air about Meghan Markle, in which Alex called out Piers’ comments about the Duchess of Sussex made the previous day.

This ended in Piers storming out of the studio, which Alex branded “pathetic” and “diabololical behaviour”.

Following the news that Piers has now left the show permanently, Alex has shared his thoughts on Twitter. 

Alex Beresford

“There is so much that could be said,” he wrote, insisting that “Piers’ departure sincerely wasn’t the conclusion I was hoping for”.

Alex explained: “Over the lat few years, Piers and I have had a lively, cheeky on-air relationship.

“We both wanted to be on the show on Tuesday morning, and from our very public conversations on Twitter, we both knew how strongly our opinions differed on the treatment of Harry and Meghan pre and post the interview that has split the world.

“I hoped we could reach a place of understanding. It’s sad that we weren’t able to get there, but challenging this opinion was not an outrage. On this occasion, we have to agree to disagree.”

He added: “I didn’t want him to quit, but I did want him to listen. Personally, Piers has always supported my growth. He’s given me advice on several occasions and for that I am grateful. I wish him well!”

Alex previously tweeted, after his on-air exchange with Piers: “I wish I had the privilege to sit on the fence. In order for me to do that I would have to strip myself of my identity and that’s not something I can do.

“It’s not any of our places to pick apart claims of racism in order to make us to feel more comfortable.”

ITV faced calls to reprimand Piers Morgan after Monday’s show, when he cast doubt on Meghan Markle’s recent claims about her mental health and her experiences of racism after joining the Royal Family.

“I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says,” Piers said. “I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report, and the fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our royal family, I think is contemptible.”

It was later revealed Piers had sparked more than 40,000 complaints to Ofcom, after which it was announced he was leaving GMB effective immediately.

Piers Morgan

Since the news of his departure was confirmed, the divisive presenter doubled down on his views on Twitter, later telling reporters: “I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right.

“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”

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Matt Smith, who's just off a two-season stint playing Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip on Netflix series The Crown, may be joining Star Wars: Episode IX in a "key role," Variety reported Tuesday.

Details were sparse, and Disney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but the final movie in the nine-film Star Wars saga is currently filming in the UK.

(It's still untitled, but here's a recent popular rumor.)

On The Crown, Smith, 35, played Philip from his wedding to then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 to the birth of their fourth child, Prince Edward, in 1964.

He's been nominated for an outstanding supporting actor Emmy Award and will find out Sept. 17 if he wins.

Tobias Menzies was just announced as Smith's replacement, playing Philip as he ages into the 1980s and the Princess Diana era.

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Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Philip, who is 100 next birthday, were vaccinated against the coronavirus on Saturday.
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p After an emergency all-staff meeting, Buckingham Palace announced this morning that Prince Philip will be stepping down from public life this Autumn at the age of 95.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter has been absolutely frantic since news of the meeting broke last night, with inevitable assumptions that either Philip or the Queen had passed away.

The Sun actually reported that he'd died, before noticing and awkwardly deleting it.

Others speculated that the Queen was going to cancel Brexit (you wish) or that she just wanted to say "May the fourth be with you."

The Queen's health has been on everyone's minds lately – the longest-reigning living monarch in the world turned 91 in April, after a fascinating article about the official plan for her death went viral the month before.

However, as yet she's shown no signs of stepping down or indeed departing this mortal coil.

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To celebrate the 70th Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, new photographs are being released worldwide.

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 19, 2017

In these new photographs, The Queen and The Duke were pictured in front of a platinum-textured back drop.

The marriage of the then Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten took place at Westminster Abbey on 20th November 1947.

— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 19, 2017

The Queen, 91, is wearing a cream day dress by her in-house designer Angela Kelly, which she also wore at the Diamond Wedding Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving.

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A chance for the world to to pay its respects to the Queen's husband of over 70 years - we'll explain how to watch Prince Philip's funeral this Saturday.
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You’re reading The Waugh Zone, our daily politics briefing. Sign up now to get it by email in the evening.

Ever since last March, Boris Johnson has had a habit of making remarks about the Covid pandemic that cause a few eyebrows to raise. From “I’ve been shaking hands with everybody” to it would be “inhuman” to “cancel Christmas”, the PM has displayed a gift of the gaffe. Or as the late Prince Philip described it, “dontopedalogy”, aka foot-in-mouth disease.

Yet on Tuesday, Johnson raised a few eyebrows not for his slapdash bonhomie, but for his apparently excessive caution in ascribing the reason for the dramatic drop in Covid cases, hospitalisations and deaths. “It is very, very important for everybody to understand that the reduction in these numbers...has not been achieved by the vaccination programme,” he said. “People don’t, I think, appreciate that it’s the lockdown that has been overwhelmingly important in delivering this improvement.”

Some felt that this messaging was odd, not least given the emphasis the PM has placed on the vaccine rollout in helping his roadmap this spring. Yet to me, it felt much more like confirmation that chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientist Patrick Vallance have an influence in No.10 greater than ever before. 

Whitty and Vallance have both been making the case for weeks that it is the UK’s hard lockdown (and remember it was one of the most stringent in the world) that is responsible for the unnatural suppression of the virus. Both have been tentative about the impact of vaccination on transmission, even though they applaud the huge progress in protection for vulnerable groups. Both have warned of more deaths (something else the PM tried to soften us up for).

And even the most optimistic assessments of the “vaccine effect” accept that while the programme has made a material difference to deaths in the elderly, the overwhelming factor has been the lack of household mixing and basic human contact that provides the rocket fuel for this awful virus.

The PM is also naturally worried that some of the public will seize too prematurely on freedoms in the roadmap, and move too fast. As one JCVI member put it today, scenes of people outside pubs are fine but not when those scenes show they are cheek by jowl. Yes being outside cuts the risk, but if you’re coughing or shouting (hey maybe even laughing) inches from someone else’s face, the virus can take off again.

The one sentiment heard within No.10 more than any other these days is that the whole roadmap could be at risk if unlocking goes faster than planned. In a little-noticed part of Whitty’s evidence to the Sci and Tech Select Committee before Easter, he hinted he was worried that each stage of the roadmap had just too many relaxations all coming at once. 

News of the South African variant outbreak in south London may well be another prompt for Johnson’s caution. It may already be too late to stop that outbreak getting bigger by the day, even with surge testing. The next review date ahead of the May 17 third stage of the roadmap, and the avalanche of unlocking that entails, isn’t really that far away.

One further cause for concern was the new return date for universities. May 17 is seen by some academics as yet another example of the Department for Education’s failure to consult, especially as many universities will stop teaching by then. Some students will have been at home since before Christmas and not had a minute’s in-person tuition since they started higher education last September.

The vice-chancellor of Portsmouth University put it well when he told SkyNews: “Students can now buy a book on British history in Waterstones and discuss it with a tattoo artist while they have their body decorated, but they cannot do the same thing in a Covid-secure environment with their university lecturer.” 

With many lecturers now vaccinated, the May 17 date seems even more odd, not least as sixth formers (who are just one year younger than uni freshers) have been fully back at school since early March. It may be that the PM has seen some figures and projections that suggest the need for an ultra cautious approach. And given his stress on the “lost” generation of young people hit by Covid, barring students from a full education (and social life it entails) is almost as striking as him playing down the role of vaccines.

The frankly surreal decision to halt Covid press conferences this week, out of a misguided fear that somehow the public would see them as unseemly during an extended period of mourning for Prince Philip, means these issues can’t be pressed with the PM. He may believe that short clips of his downbeat assessments will worry us all into Covid compliance. But that’s no substitute for real transparency. Or does he have something worth hiding?

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The Crown stars Matt Smith and Tobias Menzies have paid tribute to the Duke Of Edinburgh, following his death at the age of 99.

Both actors have portrayed Prince Philip in the hit Netflix drama, which is based on the lives of the royal family. 

Former Doctor Who star Matt, who played Philip in the first two series opposite Claire Foy as the Queen, described the Duke as “the man” in a statement. 

Matt Smith as Prince Philip in The Crown

He said: “I’d like to offer my condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family.

“Prince Philip was the man. And he knew it. 99 and out, but what an innings. And what style.

“Thank you for your service old chap – it won’t be the same without you.”

Matt was replaced in The Crown by Tobias for series three and four, opposite Olivia Colman as the Queen.

Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip

Tobias wrote on Twitter: “If I know anything about the Duke of Edinburgh I’m fairly sure he wouldn’t want an actor who portrayed him on TV giving their opinion on his life, so I’ll leave it to Shakespeare.

“‘O good old man! how well in thee appears. The constant service of the antique world…’ RIP.”

A statement from the show, written by Peter Morgan, said: “Netflix, Left Bank Pictures, Sony Pictures Television and the production team on The Crown are deeply saddened to hear of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.

“Our thoughts are with the royal family at this sad time.”

Prince Philip pictured in 2002

Oscar nominee Jonathan Pryce will take over the role of the Duke of Edinburgh for the fifth and six series of the show, which will be the last.

He will star opposite Imelda Staunton as the Queen.

The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at Windsor Castle on Friday morning. 

Last month, he was discharged from hospital after a month-long stay to treat a heart condition.

Following the news of his death, a number of other names from the entertainment world also paid tribute to him online

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Professional Russian Document Translation Services in UK, London.

English to Russian Document Translation in 30+ industries from £30 GBP.

Those are immigrants, temporary and permanent workers, businessmen, politicians, and relatives of those Russians who moved to UK back in years or centuries.Immigration is one of the main factorsIn the beginning of the 20th century, London saw an influx of Russian immigrants fleeing from the threats of the so called Great Revolution in 1917.

They settled in the area of Tottenham.Ties of Royal Family with the House of RomanovsThroughout the history there were ties of the Royal British Families with the Russian Monarchs and Tsars.

Today we have descendants of the House of Romanovs’ (also Romanoff) family that governed Russia since 1613.

Among them are: Maria Vladimirovna Romanoff (Grand Duchess of Russia, great-great-granddaughter of Alexander II), Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh, The husband of Queen Elizabeth II is a grandnephew of the last czarina, Alexandra, and a great-great-grandson of Nicholas I.

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The Queen has thanked the public for the “support and kindness” she’s received following the death of the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, her husband of over 70 years. 

“I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate,” she said in a statement shared by Buckingham Palace. 

While as a family we are in a period of great sadness, it has been a comfort to us all to see and to hear the tributes paid to my husband, from those within the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world.”

The Queen said the royal family would also like the thank the public for the support and kindness shown in recent days. 

“We have been deeply touched,” she said, “and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life.”

Earlier on Wednesday, the royal family Instagram account shared an image of the Queen to mark her birthday.  

“The Queen was born at 2.40am on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth,”  the caption read.

“This year Her Majesty remains at Windsor Castle, during a period of Royal Mourning following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.”

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Matt Smith, who's just off a two-season stint playing Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip on Netflix series The Crown, may be joining Star Wars: Episode IX in a "key role," Variety reported Tuesday.

Details were sparse, and Disney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but the final movie in the nine-film Star Wars saga is currently filming in the UK.

(It's still untitled, but here's a recent popular rumor.)

On The Crown, Smith, 35, played Philip from his wedding to then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 to the birth of their fourth child, Prince Edward, in 1964.

He's been nominated for an outstanding supporting actor Emmy Award and will find out Sept. 17 if he wins.

Tobias Menzies was just announced as Smith's replacement, playing Philip as he ages into the 1980s and the Princess Diana era.

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After an emergency all-staff meeting, Buckingham Palace announced this morning that Prince Philip will be stepping down from public life this Autumn at the age of 95.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter has been absolutely frantic since news of the meeting broke last night, with inevitable assumptions that either Philip or the Queen had passed away.

The Sun actually reported that he'd died, before noticing and awkwardly deleting it.

Others speculated that the Queen was going to cancel Brexit (you wish) or that she just wanted to say "May the fourth be with you."

The Queen's health has been on everyone's minds lately – the longest-reigning living monarch in the world turned 91 in April, after a fascinating article about the official plan for her death went viral the month before.

However, as yet she's shown no signs of stepping down or indeed departing this mortal coil.

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Netflix’s growing prominence was particularly notable as shows like 13 Reasons Why and Stranger Things made the list.

And it seemed like interest in Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret surged around the release of Season 2 of Netflix’s The Crown.

The same was true for Pablo Escobar, number 41, when Netflix released Season 3 of Narcos.

It’s a little bit surprising that Apple missed the cut, given its release of the much-hyped iPhone X, its new campus, and the fact it’s the world’s most valuable company.

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Lot fetched almost £66k before being deleted

A cheeky eBay seller sought to cash in on the love Great Britain bears for everyone's favourite dithering racist royal by attempting to auction debris from the crash Prince Philip was involved in last week.

According to the BBC, what appeared to be little more than a pile of shattered glass and plastic fetched an astonishing £65,900 in 139 bids before it was deleted by eBay.

It must have been down to the auction's enticing description, which proposed the rubbish "may even have Phil's DNA on it, if you wanted to clone him".

Because who doesn't want a shambling Imperial hangover wheezing inappropriate comments over your shoulder?

Of course it was all japes to seller morbius777, who promised to donate the sum to Cancer Reasearch UK.

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The Duke of Edinburgh is being treated for an infection and is “comfortable and responding to treatment” but is not expected to leave hospital for several days. 

Philip, who turns 100 in June, was admitted to the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London last Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell, and walked into the building unaided.

In a short statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Duke of Edinburgh remains at King Edward VII’s Hospital where he is receiving medical attention for an infection.

Prince Philip photographed in 2018

“He is comfortable and responding to treatment but is not expected to leave hospital for several days.”

Philip received a visit from his eldest son, the Prince of Wales, on Saturday – a rare occurrence as the duke is known for his “no fuss” attitude.

Philip has been spending the latest lockdown with the Queen at Windsor and in January they both received Covid vaccinations.

The duke last had a spell in hospital in December 2019, when he was treated for a “pre-existing condition” and discharged on Christmas Eve after four nights.

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Congratulations to The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh - the pair have been awarded a new set of military medals.

Finally - after all of these years - some recognition!

The government has announced that earlier today Defence Services Secretary Lieutenant General Richard Nugee performed the medal ceremony which saw them pick up long service and good conduct medals to complement their existing medals for military service.

Yep, it appears that when you're old and royal, you don't just get an over-sized novelty badge pinned on to you on your birthday, you get actual medals.

Apparently this time around, the Queen received three medals - one for each branch of the armed forces, and each medal will include 5 bars to denote 65 years of service.

The medals even include an engraving of her face - though we assume this is an honour unique the Queen, and that other recipients won't be sitting for a portrait.

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Prince Charles visited the central London hopsital his father Prince Phillip is being treated on Saturday afternoon.

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII’s hospital on Tuesday evening as a precautionary measure and walked unaided into the medical centre.

Charles was seen arriving at the hospital in a grey Tesla on Saturday afternoon and left around 30 minutes later, shortly before 4pm.

He is the first member of the royal family to visit the hospital since his father was admitted on Tuesday for “observation and rest”.

The duke, who turns 100 on June 10, is in hospital for an undisclosed reason, although it is not coronavirus-related.

On Friday, sources told PA news agency: “Following consultation with his doctor the Duke of Edinburgh is likely to remain in hospital for observation and rest over the weekend and into next week.

“As we have said previously the doctor is acting with an abundance of caution. The Duke remains in good spirits.”

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Good Morning Britain presenter Alex Beresford has spoken out following former co-host Piers Morgan’s departure from the show.

On Tuesday morning, the two GMB stars were involved in a heated exchange live on air about Meghan Markle, in which Alex called out Piers’ comments about the Duchess of Sussex made the previous day.

This ended in Piers storming out of the studio, which Alex branded “pathetic” and “diabololical behaviour”.

Following the news that Piers has now left the show permanently, Alex has shared his thoughts on Twitter. 

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“There is so much that could be said,” he wrote, insisting that “Piers’ departure sincerely wasn’t the conclusion I was hoping for”.

Alex explained: “Over the lat few years, Piers and I have had a lively, cheeky on-air relationship.

“We both wanted to be on the show on Tuesday morning, and from our very public conversations on Twitter, we both knew how strongly our opinions differed on the treatment of Harry and Meghan pre and post the interview that has split the world.

“I hoped we could reach a place of understanding. It’s sad that we weren’t able to get there, but challenging this opinion was not an outrage. On this occasion, we have to agree to disagree.”

He added: “I didn’t want him to quit, but I did want him to listen. Personally, Piers has always supported my growth. He’s given me advice on several occasions and for that I am grateful. I wish him well!”

Alex previously tweeted, after his on-air exchange with Piers: “I wish I had the privilege to sit on the fence. In order for me to do that I would have to strip myself of my identity and that’s not something I can do.

“It’s not any of our places to pick apart claims of racism in order to make us to feel more comfortable.”

ITV faced calls to reprimand Piers Morgan after Monday’s show, when he cast doubt on Meghan Markle’s recent claims about her mental health and her experiences of racism after joining the Royal Family.

“I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says,” Piers said. “I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report, and the fact that she’s fired up this onslaught against our royal family, I think is contemptible.”

It was later revealed Piers had sparked more than 40,000 complaints to Ofcom, after which it was announced he was leaving GMB effective immediately.

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Since the news of his departure was confirmed, the divisive presenter doubled down on his views on Twitter, later telling reporters: “I believe in freedom of speech, I believe in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. If people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right.

“I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth and I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible.

“If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly-held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out with in that interview, so be it.”

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Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Philip, who is 100 next birthday, were vaccinated against the coronavirus on Saturday.