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Queen Elizabeth II to Step Down from British Throne, Following Ill Health

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Last updated on September 13th, 2019

Amidst the various past incidents that brought both a wave of contentment and displeasure in the royal family, what really has become an area of concern is the disclosure of Queen Elizabeth II’s ill health.  

The 93-year-old Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch to hold the title of the Queen at 66 years and counting. She has been on the throne since 1952 although the royal experts believe that the queen would soon be compelled to step down from her throne due to her ill health handling the power to her successor Prince Charles, who has been the Duke of Cornwall since 1952 and is the eldest son to Queen Elizabeth II. 

Against the expert’s conclusions, many believe that Queen Elizabeth II will likely stay on the throne until she dies and till then her successor Prince Charles would assume the majority of her duties without being crowned as the king. It appears that he would be acting as a regent.

The experts have claimed that Queen Elizabeth II is suffering from dementia, which refers to a decline in memory that reduces a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Recently, in a secret ceremony, the British monarch officially crowned her grandson and his wife, Kate Middleton as the next King and Queen. The disclosure of the announcement brought shockwaves amongst the royal fans.  

Whether the Queen is suffering from dementia or not is not really confirmed, but the entire situation raises serious questions as to what appropriate steps can be taken to avoid such a situation.

Though the Settlement Act of 1701 and the Bill of Rights of 1689 sets the laws for the line of succession that the royal family has been following for the past 300 years but there is no solution for a problematic situation as that of dementia. At what stage can others step in to take away the responsibilities remains unconfirmed.

Royal expert Brittani Barger said, “In the past when dementia wasn’t really known we know that had to have been monarchs across the globe who had it. The media now, if some monarch does get something like dementia, ALS or any disease like that, I think they would really have no option but to get a regent.”

As known, the life of a royal is a constant back-and-forth and amidst all Queen Elizabeth II officially appointed Prince Charles as her successor in April 2018 to ensure the smooth transition of power, a fact that can never be changed.

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Is Change of Reign the Cause of Rift between Royal Brothers?

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Rifts in families are a part of life. The Royals, who are considered to be a prototype, promoting national unity and stability, also face subtle differences amongst each other.

Though the royal family members together support The Queen in her many state and national duties, including charitable services, the rifts in their family cannot be neglected. The ITV documentary, An African Journey that was aired on Sunday, shared a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 10-day royal tour disclosing the fact that the Royal brothers, Prince William and Harry had tensions amongst themselves.

The documentary also revealed Meghan’s emotional phase and the challenges she faced post being a mother. The documentary let viewers have behind the scenes access to the modern Royal couple and their baby son Archie in the programme.

As known earlier, the Sussex’s used to share the same household with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. However, in March, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be creating their own household.

The Sussex’s moving out of the Kensington Palace to Windsor in May was a sign that things behind the scenes were going to change. The move is considered to be one of the major reasons of differences between the royal brothers. Another major change was Sussex’s shifting focus from the combined charitable foundation to the start of their own separate foundation, which became official in July.

The Royal foundation, which was founded by the royal brothers in 2009 to take forward their charitable ambitions, is now run alone by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Since, William and Kate’s charity work focused on mental health and early childhood education, the charity split was seen as logistical with differing interests.

It appears that both the royal brothers are preparing themselves in their own way for the change of reign following the Queen’s continuous ill-health. While suffering from Dementia, the British Monarch officially crowned her grandson and his wife, Kate Middleton as the next King and Queen in a secret ceremony, forgetting all about her successor Prince Charles.

When Bradby asked about the rifts with Prince William, Harry answered, “Part of this role, part of this job, this family, being under the pressure which it’s under, inevitably stuff happens. But we are brothers. We will always be brothers.”

“I will always be there for him, and as I know he will always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to as we are so busy. But I love him dearly and you know the majority of the stuff is probably — well, the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days and you have bad days,” the Duke of Sussex added.  

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Ron Ely’s Life Becomes a Tragic Movie as Son Kills Wife

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The lead actor of 1960s Tarzan TV series, Ron Ely lost both his wife and son on Tuesday in a tragedy never heard before. Valerie Lundeen Ely was stabbed to death by their 30-year-old son at their home in California. Police officers, who were called to the Santa Barbara house, found the 62-year-old dead with “multiple stab wounds”.

Authorities stated that police cornered their son, Cameron Ely, outside the house and shot him dead, as they deemed him a threat. “We don’t know exactly how many shots were fired. We did have several deputies that were involved in the shooting,” said Lt Erik Raney of the Sheriff’s Office.

However, Ron Ely was not reported to have any injury during the attack in the luxury suburb of Hope Ranch. Earlier, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office stated that a disabled elderly man was found inside the home and was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

“Deputies searched the residence and surrounding area for Cameron Ely,” it stated. “During the search, the suspect was located outside the home. He posed a threat and in response four deputies fired their service weapons at the suspect, fatally wounding him.”

Ron Ely is best known for his role in the Tarzan TV show that aired on NBC between 1966-68. He was also seen in a lead role in the 1975 film Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze. Between 2001-14, the 80-year-old took a break from showbiz, before he retuned to the small screen to play an Amish elder in the Lifetime movie, Expecting Amish.

“I stepped out of acting to raise a family and be able to spend more time with them here in Santa Barbara. Now, all the kids are through college with advance degrees,” Ely told the Charlotte Observer, when the film came out.
Ron Ely was also known to be a novelist, who penned two action thrillers, Night Shadows in 1994 and East Beach a year later. His wife Lundeen was a former Miss Florida. Apart from Cameron Ely, the couple also have daughters, Kristen and Kaitland.

Moreover, Cameron Ely went to the Harvard University and also attended the elite Philips Exeter Academy boarding school in New Hampshire. He reportedly gave a chilling call at 911 himself, just after 8 p.m. local time.

“We wanted to make sure all the residents were safe while we searched the area. We had initially called in the air support unit and neighbouring law enforcement agencies to come help in the search. When we were able to locate the suspect on the property of the homicide, and after the confrontation, we lifted the shelter in place,” said Lt Raney.

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Prince William and Kate Aim to Empower Pakistanis During Royal Tour

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Days after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 10-day African tour ended, the Duke of Sussex’s elder brother Prince William embarked a tour to Pakistan with his wife Kate Middleton. This is the second ever tour of the royals to the South Asian country. Earlier, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Pakistan in 2006.

Marking the start of their five-day royal tour to Pakistan, both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed from the British Government’s Royal Air Force Voyager plane at the Air Force Base Nur Khan in Rawalpindi, just outside the capital Islamabad on Monday evening.

Upon their arrival, the royal couple was gladly welcomed by the Pakistani officials and met Pakistan’s British High Commissioner Thomas Drew. Unlike Prince William, who wore a proper suit, Kate arrived in an inspiring look while fitting in to the Pakistani tradition, wearing a stunning aqua blue shalwar kameez alongside nude heels.

Considering the political histories that have often led to security concerns in Pakistan, the royal sources have been calling it the most complex royal tour ever.

The records suggest that Pakistan has the highest population growth rate in the world, which has drenched the country’s economy into poverty. Lack of family planning is the major reason behind such poor conduct. Its major cities and urban centres are home to an estimated 1.2 million street children, which includes beggars and scavengers, who are often very young.

While children are vulnerable to contracting STDs such as HIV/AIDS, as well as other diseases in Pakistan, the country is also a home to a large feudal landholding system where landholding families hold thousands of acres and do little work on the agriculture themselves.

Taking into account all the weaknesses and how it has affected the growth rate in Pakistan, Prince William’s recent royal tour aims to strengthen the UK-Pakistan relations.

The couple’s visit would focus on programs meant for empowering young people, while providing access to quality education, particularly to girls and young women in Pakistan.  

In order to spend more time with Pakistani children to know their aspirations in life, the royal couple visited a government-run college in Islamabad on Tuesday. Since, mental health awareness is the rising chant of the royals, who have been supporting this initiative throughout the UK, Prince William spoke about mental health in Pakistan.

The post day activities included the couple’s visit to the Margalla Hills National Park in the foothills of the Himalayas. Later, they ate lunch with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. While in the evening, the couple is expected to attend a reception with guests from Pakistan’s business, music and film industries, as well as members of the government.

In the days ahead, both Prince William and Kate will head to Lahore and later to the mountains of the north and the western border.

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Media Initiated WAGs War between Rebekah Vardy, Coleen Rooney Pulls in Husbands too

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The controversy between footballer Jamie Vardy’s wife Rebekah Vardy and footballer Wayne Rooney’s wife Coleen Rooney has become the latest source of entertainment for Britons, while the UK continues to endure the ordeal of the Brexit and the possibilities of a general election.

On Saturday, 37-year-old Rebekah, who is seven months pregnant, was seen struggling to hold back her tears at the Heathrow Airport while returning from a family trip in Dubai.

The WAG war has been successful in dragging the husbands too, after the 32-year-old Leicester City striker, Jamie unfollowed Wayne from his Instagram account.

The controversy started with Coleen Rooney accusing Rebekah Vardy of leaking her private stories to ‘The Sun’ via Instagram. Following the accusations, Rebekah said that Coleen should have notified her about such instances as “various people have had access” to her Insta account.

The common point amidst all the controversies that have made news lately is the media tabloid The Sun. Apart from being involved in the controversy surrounding Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney, the tabloid is also facing charges of phone hacking brought forward by Prince Harry.

Recently, the tabloid also investigated and published the fateful event in the family history of cricketer Ben Stokes. The story faced criticism not only from the cricketer, but from his fans too.

Sources close to the Leicester City striker said, “Jamie has always got on well with Wayne, but he won’t stand for having his wife hung out to dry in public like this.”

On the other hand, another friend in response to the controversy said, “He’s totally behind Becky and furious with the Rooneys for the way they have gone about this. He and Wayne always got on well and he likes him. But he has made his feelings clear. Cutting him off on social media is a totally deliberate snub.”

The controversy and the accusations might negatively impact Rebekah Vardy’s relations with other celebrities and friends in the sports community. According to a PR expert, post the accusations by Coleen, Rebekah would need to work on regaining the trust of other celebrities and friends in the sports community.

The expert even claimed that to stop her image from worsening further, she should take complete time-out, allow the investigation to place quietly and refrain from commenting in media, while dealing this “personally with Coleen”.

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A Pregnant Rebekah Returns Sobbing to UK Following Feud with Coleen

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Last updated on October 14th, 2019

Rebekah Vardy – the wife of Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy – cut short her Dubai holiday to return home. This happened following accusations of making life a living hell by author Coleen Rooney – a spat that looks on course to multiply.

Rebekah Vardy, who is 8 months pregnant, looked utterly dismayed and was in floods of tears as she arrived in the UK.

Coleen, who has been nicknamed Wagatha Christie said, Rebekah leaked stories about her to a national newspaper. The former in order to affirm also setup a trap by putting fake stories on her private Instagram account, and changed the settings so only Rebekah’s account could see them.

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When her fake news leaked, Coleen Rooney opened up on her Instagram and said that it was “Rebekah Vardy’s account” who had been passing on her private information.

Rooney said in a statement: “For a few years now someone who I trusted to follow me on my personal Instagram account has been consistently informing the Sun newspaper of my private posts and stories. There has been so much information given to them about me, my friends and my family – all without my permission or knowledge.”

Rebekah, who is pregnant with her and Jamie Vardy’s third child, denied the claim and expressed she was “disgusted”. As reported, Jamie’s wife cut short her trip to hire forensic IT experts to prove that it wasn’t her who leaked the stories.

As she landed at Heathrow airport, Rebekah wiped tears from her eyes while walking hand-in-hand with her husband. However, a spokesperson for Coleen said: “It is irrefutable that the leaks came from one account, and one account only.”

Yet after all that was said from one side, Rebekah hit back on the claims. She wrote: “As I have just said to you on the phone, I wish you had called me if you thought this. I never speak to anyone about you as various journalists who have asked me to over the years can vouch for.”

Adding, “If you thought this was happening you could have told me & I could have changed my passwords to see if it stopped. Over the years’ various people have had access to my insta & just this week I found I was following people I didn’t know and have never followed myself.”

She went ahead and also billed that she would gain nothing from selling stories on her, and that she liked her, but is upset with the path she chose, especially when she is pregnant.

It is unrealistic to predict where Coleen-Rebekah feud heads next, but we lest know that both parties have had their say in the matter and nothing looks much conclusive as yet.

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