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William dumped Kate in a phone call to her office: How their relationship hit the rocks when the Prince was weighed down by expectation and haunted by his parents' divorce

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Once William and Kate had left the protective cocoon of St Andrews University in the summer of 2005, life – as individuals and as a couple – got a lot tougher. No longer in the seclusion of Balgove House on the Strathtyrum estate where they lived during their final year, the reality of his public role started to loom large to the second in line to the throne. It was, he reluctantly told friends, ‘time to join the real world’. William, now 23, undertook his first solo Royal tour abroad, flying to New Zealand to represent the Queen to mark the 60th anniversary of Allied victory in the Second World War. Happily for the rugby-loving Prince, the British Lions were playing on the islands at the same time, which enlivened the ten-day tour. Hordes of screaming girls greeted William wherever he went, in scenes reminiscent of the 1953 visit by the Queen and her dashing new husband, Prince Philip. Once William and Kate had left the protective cocoon of St Andrews University in the summer of 2005,

Man, 27, is charged with murder after woman, 25, was 'stabbed and run over repeatedly' before her body was 'dumped on a doorstep'

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A man has been charged with murder after a woman was allegedly 'stabbed and run over repeatedly to make sure she was dead' before her body was 'left on a doorstep.' Jake Notman, 27, was arrested on suspicion of the killing after an unidentified woman was found seriously injured in Tamworth, Staffordshire in the early hours of Friday. Emergency services rushed to the scene but she died shortly afterwards.  Around 20 bunches of flowers were today left at the scene and a police tent was stretched across the front door of the house the victim shared with her boyfriend.   The two-bedroom, new build property sits at the end of a cul-de-sac which is part of Dunstall Park, a sprawling estate next to the Ventura Park retail park in Tamworth.  Forensic teams are at the victim's house collecting evidence after the early morning murder Police were called to the quiet street just after 1am to reports of an assault in in progress Her neighbour said: 'It's awful, a woman&#

Ghislaine Maxwell kept an 'album full of photographs of topless girls', according to Jeffrey Epstein's butler who said he saw the heiress 'constantly taking photos' in the pedophile's Florida mansion

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In interviews with lawyers, US pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-housing manager said he saw Maxwell ‘constantly taking photographs’ of scantily-clad girls Ghislaine Maxwell kept an album full of photographs of topless girls that she had taken, according to court documents. In interviews with lawyers, US pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-housing manager said he saw Maxwell ‘constantly taking photographs’ of scantily-clad girls at the tycoon’s Florida mansion. Maxwell, 58, is in a New York jail awaiting trial on multiple counts of procuring girls as young as 14 for Epstein to abuse and allegedly abusing some of the girls herself. She has denied all the charges. In papers released by a judge relating to a settled defamation case between Maxwell and Virginia Roberts, who claims she was coerced into having sex with Prince Andrew, ex-butler John Alessi, 70, claims Maxwell took pictures of young girls as a ‘hobby’. He said: ‘She had an album full of photographs of people, young girls ... some girl

How Kate Middleton's £30 see-through dress changed royal history: She was dating a hunk called Rupert, Wills had a girlfriend who looked like a goddess... until one fateful night in St Andrews

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She  has the model’s gait down to a tee. Turning around, hips swinging, Kate Middleton glides serenely along the wooden catwalk during the Student Charity Fashion Show at the Fairmont St Andrews hotel. Aged 20, she was sassy and confident, but it was the dress that those present on the night of March 27, 2002, will for ever remember. A see-through creation – or a ‘tarty teabag’, as one commentator bitchily called it – revealing her lithe figure and black underwear. This lace slip, that cost just £30 to make, was credited with kick-starting an intriguing love story. Few were better placed to enjoy the finer points of Kate’s performance than an open-mouthed Prince William. He’d paid £200 for a seat at a candlelit table inches from the runway, later declaring it was money well spent. Few were better placed to enjoy the finer points of Kate’s performance than an open-mouthed Prince William. He’d paid £200 for a seat at a candlelit table inches from the runway, later declaring it was money

Too much information, grandma! The elderly are the most open about their sex lives of any generation

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Children who cringe at their parents talking about sex should beware – their grandparents are even more willing to spill bedroom secrets. According to a new survey, pensioners are more open to speaking about sex and other sensitive subjects than any other age group. Researchers found that 39 per cent of those aged 65 and over would happily tell their loved ones whatever they want to know about their lives, compared with just 20 per cent of 18-to-24-year-olds and 32 per cent of those aged between 55 and 64. According to a new survey, pensioners are more open to speaking about sex and other sensitive subjects than any other age group (file photo) Nine per cent of pensioners said they talk about their sex life, both past and present, within the family – the same as those in the 18-to-24 bracket, but one per cent more than those aged 25 to 64. When it came to alcohol, the over-65s were the most open generation with 54 per cent saying they were completely open with family about their experi

More than a QUARTER of students 'self-censor' their opinions because they fear their university's woke cancel culture - and 40% are afraid their careers will be ruined if they speak out

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More than a quarter of students 'self-censor' because they fear their views will clash with the 'woke' values promoted by their university, according to a shocking new survey. In the latest evidence of the free speech crisis engulfing campuses across the country, 27 per cent of students said they have actively 'hidden' their opinions when they are at odds with those of their peers and tutors. More than half of those who 'self-censored' did so because of their political views. A further 40 per cent withheld their opinions on ethical or religious matters for fear of being judged. In a chilling indication that those with 'unfashionable' views fear speaking out will have long-term consequences, almost 40 per cent of those polled said they believed their career would be adversely affected if they expressed their true opinions at university. In the latest evidence of the free speech crisis engulfing campuses across the country, 27 per cent of students

NYPD police union chief says commuters have to defend themselves because city is doing nothing to stop violent thugs as woman who was shoved onto a subway track and run over by a train is identified

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A New York woman who was pushed onto the subway tracks by a mentally ill person said that she cannot remember what happened, and thought she had fainted. Liliana Sagbaicela, 40, was lucky to survive the random attack on Thursday morning at Union Station in Manhattan. Patrick Lynch, the president of the largest police union, accused politicians of 'wishing the problem away' and not doing enough to deal with mentally-ill people and troublemakers. 'We recommend that all New Yorkers keep both eyes wide open while in our transit system,' he said. Sagbaicela, a mother of two, miraculously escaped without any broken bones following Thursday's attack, but needed stitches in her head. In surveillance footage from the station a homeless man, Aditya Vemulapati, 24, can be seen pacing up and down the platform, singling out Sagbaicela and then violently pushing her onto the tracks with both hands as the train pulled into the station. Liliana Sagbaciela, with husband Rene Lleanos

South Korea records a spike in Covid infections with 386 new cases as Japan scales back national campaign encouraging people to travel and eat out as coronavirus cases reach a record high for the third day in a row

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Rising cases of Covid in Asia are causing alarm and could lead to harsh new measures, months after many of its countries were praised for their handling of the pandemic. South Korea, which has been heralded as the model for controlling the crisis, reported 386 new daily cases on Saturday. The resurgence could force authorities to reimpose stronger social distancing restrictions after easing them in October to spur a faltering economy. Fans wearing face masks pile into a baseball game in South Korea despite fears over rising infection rates An attendee stands in a sterilizer as a precaution against the virus as he arrives for a defense expo in Goyang, South Korea The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency raised the country's total number of confirmed cases to 30,403, including 503 deaths. More than 270 of the new cases have come from the Seoul metropolitan area, where health workers have struggled to track transmissions in schools, private tutoring acad

Proof that TV audiences ARE believing the fiction of Netflix series The Crown? Online commenters believe Charles and Camilla conducted affair throughout his relationship with Diana (except he didn't)

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Proof that viewers of The Crown have been mistaking fiction for fact in the Netflix drama has emerged in online debates about the controversial show. Since the latest series launched, dozens of critics have complained that many events portrayed on the screen were either distortions of the truth or simply never happened. But online comments by viewers of the show reveal that many have accepted the fake storylines covering Charles, Camilla and Diana as historical fact. Many of The Crown’s audience have been fooled by the depiction of Charles and Camilla’s close friendship. Emerald Fennell is seen above playing Camilla while Josh O'Connor plays Prince Charles Examples include the incorrect assertion that Charles and Camilla conducted an affair throughout the Prince’s entire relationship with Diana. In reality, Charles had practically no contact with Camilla for five years after his marriage in 1981. But many of The Crown’s audience have been fooled by the depiction of Charles and Cami

Anger over BBC documentary on drill rapper jailed for a machete attack – as he complains about struggle to make music which glorifies gang violence

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Anti-knife campaigners have criticised the BBC for producing a documentary about a violent rapper in which he complains about his struggle to make music that glorifies gang attacks. Rhys Herbert has convictions for gang-related crime and is subject to a police order that controls his musical output. The 20-year-old ‘drill’ musician, known as Digga D, left prison in May after being sentenced to two and a half years for his role in a machete brawl in front of shoppers in central London. Glorifying gangs: Digga D, whose rap songs are controlled. The 20-year-old ‘drill’ musician left prison in May after being sentenced to two and a half years for his role in a machete brawl Following his release, the BBC filmed a documentary scheduled to be broadcast on Tuesday that, according to the Corporation, details how he is trying to ‘secure his future’ despite his music being ‘rigorously policed’. BBC promotional material for the programme states: ‘Police say they target drill because it promotes a