Prince Harry fires back against media 'abuse' of girlfriend

Published: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 @ 7:49 AM
Updated: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 @ 7:49 AM

Prince Harry has enough of the treatment of his girlfriend by the British media.

The Royal issued a rare statement saying that a line has been crossed when newspapers in the U.K. published front-page stories about Meghan Markle, the BBC reported.

Markle is an American actress known for her role as Rachel Zane in "Suits."

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In the statement he acknowledges that the public overall supports him but that comes with a price, that the public wants to know about his public life.

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But Prince Harry says that Markle has been abused and harassed recently.

"Some of this has been very public - the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments," the statement reads. "Some of it has been hidden from the public - the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having ot struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life."

The prince is said to be worried about her safety and that he is upset he cannot protect her.

"It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm," he wrote in the statement.

Harry's life has been lived in front of the camera. He was caught on film when he was 20 in a fight with a paparazzi photographer outside a nightclub. In 2012, nude photos of him in a Las Vegas hotel room were published.

Another royal wedding: Princess Eugenie engaged to Jack Brooksbank

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:42 AM

Royal Family Announces Engagement For Princess Eugenie

Two weddings and a baby -- the royal family continues to grow as Princess Eugenie announces she’s engaged to be married this year.

Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter will walk down the aisle to marry her long-time boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank.

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Princess Eugenie, 27, is the daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York.

The announcement was posted on the royal family’s Twitter account Monday morning.

The royal couple became engaged in Nicaragua in early January and will marry this fall at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, the same location for the upcoming nuptials for the queen’s other grandchild, Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle, the Telegraph reported. Prince Harry and Markle will be married on May 19.

Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank began dating in 2011. They had met while skiing in Switzerland.

The princess is Prince Andrew and Sarah’s second daughter and is eighth in line to the throne, the BBC reported.

While Princess Eugenie works as a director of the contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth, Brooksbank was a nightclub manager and is currently the UK brand ambassador of Casamigos Tequila, a company co-founded by George Clooney, Sky News reported.

The BBC reported that Princess Eugenie will keep her royal title, Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena of York, after marriage, but she could take his surname.

As for the baby, Prince William and Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child, due in April.

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Must see: Europeans battle deadly winds in Germany, Netherlands

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

At Least 8 Dead After Storm Devastates Netherlands, Germany

At least eight people have died after deadly winds blew through Europe.

Two firefighters are among the victims of the hurricane-strength winds that damaged buildings and tore trees from the ground, the BBC reported.

Travel was delayed due to the storm.

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Germany’s Deutsche Bahn stopped running trains on Thursday, but restarted long-distance runs on Friday, according to media reports.

The storm is being considered one of the strongest storms to hit the country in 11 years, CNN reported.

Amsterdam’s air traffic was shut down after two of three terminals were closed when roof plates were blown off the building, CNN reported.

In other parts of Europe, users posted photos of damage to social media. 

Hopping wallaby stops traffic on Australian highway

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 10:34 AM

WATCH: Police Chase Hopping Suspect

A wallaby hopping down a highway is not something you see everyday, but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday in Sydney, Australia.

The marsupial found its way onto the road, making drivers wonder what they were seeing as they crossed the Sydney Harbor Bridge, ABC News in Australia reported.

Some described the animal as a kangaroo, including traffic controllers with the Transport Management Center.

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“Traffic controllers had quite a surprise early this morning when we saw a kangaroo making its way down lane No. 8 of Sydney Harbour Bridge, coming from the north side,” Dave Wright told ABC News.

“It basically continued to hop, making its way from lane 8 all the way over to lane 1 ... down the Cahill Expressway and down to Macquarie Street,” Wright said.

Officers were able to corner the animal which turned out to be a male adult swamp wallaby. It was taken to a vet who checked it out. It had a few scratches on its face and hind legs, but had no major injuries, 9 News reported.

Some believe the wallaby may have come from a nearby golf course, but groundskeepers and golfers said they’ve never seen a wallaby or kangaroo on the course before, 9 News reported.

Wallabies at Cockle Creek at the overnight camp during The Cadbury Schweppes Mark Webber Challenge November 13, 2003 in Tasmania, Australia.

VIDEO: France's playful baby panda makes 1st public appearance

Published: Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 10:16 AM
Updated: Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 8:13 AM

Baby panda makes debut in France

France's first baby panda has made his grand public entrance by acting like many five-month-olds — climbing all over his mother, who looked like she just wanted to rest instead.

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Mostly hidden from view since his birth in August, the panda named Yuan Meng left his den on Saturday for his first public appearance. BFM TV video showed him endlessly crawling over his mother, who at one point gathered the black-and-white ball of fur to her side before he escaped again to climb over her.

Panda cub Yuan Meng, which means "the realization of a wish" or "accomplishment of a dream", eats bamboos with her mother Huan Huan at the Beauval Zoo, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. France's first baby panda has made his grand public entree, acting like many five-month-olds _ climbing all over his reclining mother who appeared to want to rest.(Zoo Parc de Beauval via AP)
French first lady Brigitte Macron, considered the panda's "godmother," announced the panda's name at a ceremony in December at Beauval Zoo, south of Paris, attended by Chinese officials. It means "the realization of a wish" or "accomplishment of a dream."