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Dua Lipa has a right laugh with Queen Camilla after cracking joke at Booker Prize awards 2022
Dua Lipa rubbed shoulders with the Queen Consort at the Booker Prize awards ceremony on Monday night, before the winner was announced.The New Rules singer, who delivered a speech at the event, which took place at the Roundhouse in London, was seen having a good laugh in conversation with literature fanatic Camilla.During their chat, Dua appeared to say ‘no singing tonight’, although PA reports she later led a rendition of Happy Birthday to shortlisted author Alan Garner, who turned 88.Camilla greeted the shortlisted authors and presented the winner, Shehan Karunatilaka, with his prize in what was the first fully in-person Booker Prize awards ceremony since 2019.Karunatilaka, a Sri Lankan author, picked up the coveted gong for his book The Seven Moons Of Maali Almeida.Published by the independent press Sort Of Books, it is a darkly comic murder mystery set in Colombo in 1990 during the Sri Lankan civil war.It follows Maali Almeida, a war photographer, gambler and closeted homosexual as he tries to find out who killed him.After meeting Camilla, he said: ‘Apparently she’s started my book.’Talking to reporters ahead of the ceremony, he shared: ‘I thought it was a good book. I done my best, but I put it out there and moved on.‘But now it means it’s getting reviewed, it’s getting talked about, it’s selling copies.
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Queen didn't want royals 'locked away in palaces' following devastating death
The Queen is believed to have not wanted her family to shy away from the public view during the Royal mourning period following her death.Since her death on September 8, the country and the realms of which she was Monarch for have been in national mourning, while the Royal Family are going through their own extended mourning period.Throughout her life, the late Queen who died aged 96 said she needed to be seen to be believed and according to Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen, this is still the case following her death.READ MORE: Prince Philip scolded Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen in brutal no-nonsense swipeJust one day after the Queen passed away, the new King Charles and Queen Camilla met their subjects outside Buckingham Palace, while other royals met crowds outside Balmoral where she died.Speaking exclusively ahead of the Monarch's funeral, Laurence said: "If you look back in history, the royal family at the death of a Monarch, the royal family would be locked away in a castle for weeks grieving without ever showing their face in public."But I think that's very much something that the late Queen didn't want and I would imagine, something that the new King doesn't want."He wants all of us to understand that he's now there for us, and I think that's really powerful."But Laurence feels as though the Mountbatten-Windsor family "learned a lesson" following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, when the family remained at Balmoral.The family stayed at their private residence before returning to London, Princess Anne stated her late mother "did exactly the right thing".Laurence continued: "They all learnt that the country needs that help, I think in many ways, yes we're sad but we don't have [the grief when Diana died].You can leave your
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GB News stars divided as King Charles honours William with historic title
GB News stars have reacted to King Charles' announcement as he made Prince William and Catherine, the Prince and Princess of Wales.His Majesty made his first public address as the reigning monarch, following the death of his beloved mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 on September 8.Charles, 73, spoke to the United Kingdom and overseas territories where he is King as he paid tribute to his mum while also addressing his two children, Prince William and Prince Harry.READ MORE: King Charles teary-eyed in first public speech with emotional tribute to QueenBefore his accession, Charles was known as the Prince of Wales while Queen Camilla opted not to use the title in honour of his ex-wife, Diana, the Princess of Wales.Addressing the nation, the sovereign said of his eldest son: "With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given."Moments later, while appearing on GB News, David Starkey said: "What it really is, the position of Prince of Wales since the first World War since the future Edward VIII has been conferred by full investiture as it was with Prince Charles, himself.You can leave your tributes to Queen Elizabeth II here."Are we allowed a little humour on this occasion? That extraordinary service that was put together by Anthony Armstrong-Jones with that preposterous crown and whatever."The question will be, do we want an investiture? It's a unique situation that we've got an old King and a fully adult heir who has not been created Prince of Wales."He continued: "What we could be confronted with is a coronation and an investiture.