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it's almost as if he is cheering it? it's almost as if he is cheering himself on. _ it? it's almost as if he is cheering himself on, doing _ it? it's almost as if he is cheering himself on, doing incredibly - it? it's almost as if he is cheering himself on, doing incredibly welll it? it's almost as if he is cheering l himself on, doing incredibly well in the polls come up miles ahead of boris. some experts saying that is probably because boris is doing so badly instead of circular doing well but either where he's had an incredible performance and he sailed boris to account for it is be needed. 50 i guess he is clapping for himself at the moment! find needed. so i guess he is clapping for himself at the moment! and a cuick look for himself at the moment! and a quick look at _ for himself at the moment! and a quick look at some _ for himself at the moment! and a quick look at some of _ for himself at the moment! and a quick look at some of the - for himself at the moment! and a quick look at some of the tory - quick look at some of the tory hopefuls. the prime minister �*s position looking more curious in recent weeks. look at the card from liz truss. clear pretender to the throne. i think she would see herself as, what do you make of this? ,, , ., ~ ., ., , ., this? she is making no attempt to hide her plans _ this? she is making no attempt to hide her plans to _ this? she is making no attempt to hide her plans to really _ this? she is making no attempt to hide her plans to really step - this? she is making no attempt to hide her plans to really step into l hide her plans to really step into the shoes are borisjohnson, let's put it that way, she
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her and the christmas tree, very well organised, i must say. find her and the christmas tree, very well organised, i must say. and the lobe? well organised, i must say. and the globe? the — well organised, i must say. and the globe? the imperial— well organised, i must say. and the globe? the imperial globe? - well organised, i must say. and the globe? the imperial globe? let's. globe? the imperial globe? let's look at one of her key rivals, rishi sunak. some criticism of the card. i think he trying too hard, if you ask me. trying to reel those young tory voters in. he needs to ditch the sliders, it's the middle of winter, that fashion trend has long gone. and quickly, let me end with nicola sturgeon. a lovely scottish set of designs on her card. taking lots of boxes. and we are leaving with royalty, harry and meghan, not in politics but it gave us all is mine with their gorgeous children. let's look quickly at that? lovely to see that, what do you think? it’s that, what do you think? it's gorgeous- — that, what do you think? it's gorgeous. they _ that, what do you think? it�*s gorgeous. they look extremely happy, they are going. they look very well.
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all the best to them really. and just nicola sturgeon, itjust seems she is really putting scotland on the map, scotland is very much hers, those patterns are of different parts of scotland, the architecture, she is making it very clear there mightjust be another referendum soon! might 'ust be another referendum soon! �* , ., , ., ., soon! are you sending a photograph of ourself soon! are you sending a photograph of yourself at _ soon! are you sending a photograph of yourself at christmas _ soon! are you sending a photograph of yourself at christmas to - soon! are you sending a photograph | of yourself at christmas to anybody? that is not really my style! i of yourself at christmas to anybody? that is not really my style!— that is not really my style! i love sendin: that is not really my style! i love sending gifts- — that is not really my style! i love sending gifts. not _ that is not really my style! i love sending gifts. not me. _ that is not really my style! i love sending gifts. not me. thank - that is not really my style! i love| sending gifts. not me. thank you that is not really my style! i love . sending gifts. not me. thank you so much. merry christmas to you. let's have a look at the weather for christmas with carol kirkwood. we still have some fog around this morning, still quite dense in places. it will slowly lift and then we have a fair bit of cloud across scotland, northern england and northern ireland producing spots of rain at times. another weather front coming from the also producing rain
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but this will be heavier with the odd rumble thunder. cloudy in between the two weather fronts and still mild across many parts of northern ireland, england and wales, but cold in the highlands, with temperatures potentially not breaking 2 degrees. this evening and overnight, the cold air filtering through scotland and northern england and as the rain pushes north we could see snow in the hills for time. then next band of rain swings in from the south—west. a cold night, frosty with a risk of ice in scotland, —7 in sheltered glens. this is where we will have some sunshine tomorrow as the rain comes from the south—west and moves north we could see snow on the hills in north—west england and wherever you are it will be a blustery day. now on bbc news — review 2021, the royal year.
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choir sings. # give us this day our daily bread...| the nation, and his family, said goodbye to the duke of edinburgh, the man who had been by the queen's side for more than 70 years. my dear papa was a very special person who i think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him. in the months after prince philip's death, the queen carried on with her duties until her health required her to slow down. carving their own paths away from the uk, the duke and duchess of sussex told their truths to a global audience. you're not going to tell me who had the conversation? i think that would be very damaging to them. and still smiling for the cameras despite a challenging year.
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you're watching bbc news. we have just received a statement from buckingham palace confirming that the duke of edinburgh has died. the statement says, it is with deep sorrow that her majesty the queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, his royal highness the prince philip, duke of edinburgh. his royal highness passed away peacefully this morning at windsor castle. friday the 9th of april. after a month—long stay in hospital, prince philip, the longest serving consort in british history, had died. he'd been a public figure for most of his adult life. but in private he was head of the family and after his death his eldest son was the first
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to speak on their behalf. in the days after his death, the tributes and obituaries to prince philip gave many a better understanding of the man and his achievements. the award scheme that has helped so many millions of young people
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realise their potential. his lifetime of campaigning on environmental issues and much more. but he will primarily be remembered for the unwavering support he gave to the queen. two days after his death, his children revealed how the monarch was coping. she described it as having left a huge void in her life. but we, the family, the ones that are close, are rallying round to make sure we are there to support her. and i know that there is a huge amount of support, notjust for her, but for everybody as we go through this enormous change. it'sjust for that wave of affection for him and those lovely stories, they mean so much. and the tributes have beenjust fantastic. that's really important and we really do appreciate it. and i think it's so lovely-
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for so many people to learn about what he did, because i think | actually quite a lot of things that| have come out will have surprised some people. | and how intrinsic he was to every element of society, _ if you look at it. music: excerpt from holst�*sjupiter. saturday the 17th of april, at windsor castle, the home he'd shared with queen elizabeth for so many decades. the scale of the funeral was smaller than it otherwise would have been due to the pandemic, adding to its poignancy. heads bowed and rifles reversed, the military detachments paid tribute to one of their own. the hearse was a modified land rover, which the duke had helped to design.
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his coffin was adorned with his personal standard and mounted with his sword and naval cap. and a wreath from the queen. she made her way to st george's chapel in the state bentley, accompanied by a lady in waiting. the duke's children and grandchildren, led by prince charles, walked behind the coffin as it slowly made its way through the castle grounds. the queen paused to watch as the hearse passed. choir sings. inside the chapel, in accordance with covid restrictions, just 30 members of the congregation were present. all of them masked.
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the service began with a tribute from the dean of windsor. we have been inspired by his unwavering loyalty to our queen, by his service to the nation and the commonwealth, by his courage, fortitude and faith. watching on, close family members and, seated alone, the queen. we remember before thee this day, philip, duke of edinburgh, rendering thanks unto thee for his resolute faith and loyalty, for his high sense of duty and integrity, for his life of service to the nation and commonwealth, and for the courage and inspiration of his leadership. slowly, the duke's coffin was lowered into the royal vault. this was a funeral choreographed by prince philip, and in the final moments, buglers sounded the royal navy's call
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to action stations. bugles play. after the service, the queen returned to her private quarters. the rest of the family walked back. prince harry in conversation with his sister—in—law catherine, and brother william. after months of public discord, this was a time for a show of unity. the funeral here at windsor castle was a fitting tribute to a man who had given so much to queen and country. she is the head of state, he was the patriarch of the family, and in his final months it was a family that had publicly fractured. the reason all eyes were on princes william and harry after the funeral service is because it was the first time they had been seen together since that interview with the chat show queen, oprah winfrey.
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get this on camera. you forgot your boots! the bond between william and harry had always seemed so strong. they'd lost their mother as children but found comfort in each other. that bond had been broken. harry and his wife, meghan, had stepped back as working royals in 2020 and moved to california. they bought a multi—million dollar mansion and signed big money deals with netflix and spotify. in february they announced meghan was expecting their second child. here we are. this is very nice. and a few days later, harryjoined his friend and talk show hostjames corden to talk about why he felt he had to leave the uk. we all know what the british press can be like. and it was destroying my mental health. i was like, this is toxic. yeah. so i did what any husband and what any father would do. it's like, i need to get my family out of here. but we never walked away. back in london, it was meghan
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who was front—page news. the times had published a leaked e—mail written in late 2018, it said between two senior palace officials, alleging meghan had bullied staff out of theirjobs. she denied the allegations and the palace launched an internal enquiry. whoa! days later, her interview with oprah winfrey was broadcast. tens of millions of people watched as meghan revealed the depth of her unhappiness in the months after her wedding. were you thinking of harming yourself, where you having. yourself, were you having suicidal thoughts? yes. — this was very, very clear. wow. very clear and very scary. and i didn't know who to even turn to in that. meghan described how at this event in january 2019 at the royal albert hall she was pregnant and tearful having just told harry that she didn't want to be alive any more. she said she approached one
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of the most senior people in the palace for help but was told nothing could be done. meghan also claimed that prior to archie's birth, a comment had been made to harry by a member of the family concerning the colour of their baby's skin. so we have in tandem the conversation of, he won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title. and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he is born. what?! and you're not going to tell me who had the conversation? - i think that would be very damaging to them. harry too didn't hold back, stating that he believed his father and brother were trapped in their roles and he revealed a rift with prince charles. there's a lot to work through there. and i feel really let down. because... he's been through something similar. he knows what pain feels like.
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and this... and archie's his grandson. but at the same time, of course i will always love him. but there is a lot of hurt that's happened. the day after the interview aired in the uk, this statement was issued on behalf of the queen. at an engagement later that week, a reporter asked william to comment. have you spoken to your brother since the interview? _ i haven't spoken to him yet, but i will do. and can you just let me know, is the royal family _ a racist family, sir? we are very much not a racist family. despite william's denial, the charge of racism has not gone away.
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and who was the alleged racist? well, that's still the subject of much speculation. since the interview aired it has been dissected, criticised by some, praised by others. that the queen would have been deeply concerned by it was evident by her statement in response to it. still to come in this look back at the royal year... waving goodbye to the queen as the head of state. prince charles looked on as barbados became the world's newest republic. and prince william drew attention to those finding solutions to the climate's problems. i'm trying to use my little bit of influence, my little bit of profile, to highlight some incredible people doing amazing things. and will genuinely help fix some of these problems. it was a difficult start
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to the year for the queen. but worries over how she would cope following the death of her husband were seemingly put to rest over a sun—drenched june weekend. at the g7 meeting in cornwall, the royals were out in force, promoting brand britain. and taking centre stage, the 95—year—old monarch. she'd clearly lost none of her authority or sense of humour. how's that? aren't you supposed to be looking as if you're enjoying it? yes. the following day, the queen was back home for trooping the colour, the military parade that celebrates her official birthday. the day after that, she welcomed to president biden and the first lady for tea at the castle. she spent the summer at balmoral in the scottish highlands, and on the 1st of october it was back to work. planting a tree to highlight the platinumjubilee initiative, the queen's green canopy. launching the commonwealth
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games baton relay. celebrating the royal british legion and publicly using a walking stick for the first time. then travelling to cardiff to open parliament and finally meeting global investment leaders at windsor castle. it was a hectic schedule and seemingly took its toll. the morning after this reception, a trip to northern ireland was cancelled at the last minute. the queen spent one night in hospital and was told to rest on doctor's orders. concerns intensified when a back sprain prevented herfrom attending one of the most significant events in her calendar, the national service of remembrance. your majesty. good morning. 0n the 17th of november, she was well enough to conduct an audience with the outgoing chief of the defence staff. i suppose if you're getting to the end of thatjob, you know, it's easier to continue. going forward, the public may well
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have to get used to seeing less of the queen physically out and about, but as her virtual address to the climate change conference, cop 26, illustrated, she doesn't have to be present to make an impact. ladies and gentlemen, the queen. for more than 70 years, i have been lucky to meet and to know many of the world's great leaders. and i have perhaps come to understand a little about what made them special. it has sometimes been observed that what leaders do for their people today is government and politics. but what they do for the people of tomorrow, that is statesmanship. i for one hope that this conference will be one of those rare occasions where everyone will have the chance to rise above the politics of the moment and achieve true statesmanship. members of the royal family traditionally prefer settling legal disputes out of court.
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it avoids private details being made public. but this year, both here in london and new york, lawyers have been busy arguing on behalf of their royal clients. in august, virginia giuffre launched a civil action against prince andrew, the duke of york, alleging he sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions when she was 17. then known as virginia roberts, she claims that at the time this photograph was taken, she was being lent out to powerful men, having been sex trafficked by the disgraced financier jeffrey epstein, the former associate of andrew, who took his own life injail in 2019. ms giuffre's claim states that 20 years ago prince andrew's wealth, power, position and connections enabled him to abuse a frightened, vulnerable child with no one there to protect her. the allegations have been strenuously denied by the duke, including in his newsnight interview in november, 2019. do you recall any kind of sexual
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contact with virginia roberts... none. — ..then or any other time? none whatsoever. documents submitted by prince andrew's lawyers state, giuffre has initiated this baseless lawsuit against prince andrew to achieve another payday at his expense and at the expense of those closest to him. should this case go to trial, it is expected to begin in new york in the second half of 2022. south africa, and in late 2019, just as their royal tour was coming to an end, the duke and duchess of sussex announced that meghan was suing the publishers of the mail on sunday for breach of privacy. the paper had published lengthy extracts of a letter written by meghan to her father, thomas markle. the case didn't go to trial because the judge issued a summary judgment on the basis that, taken as a whole, the disclosures in the newspaper were manifestly excessive and hence unlawful. the publishers, associated newspapers, appealed and lost.
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it was a victory notjust for me, said meghan, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what's right. with the queen largely staying behind windsor castle's walls, prince harry and meghan in california, and prince andrew no longer a working royal, there have been plenty of duties for the remaining senior members of the royal family to take on. in another year in which travel has been curtailed by covid, charles and camilla have been the face of britain abroad, with some spectacular photo opportunities in egypt. and on the banks of the river jordan, visiting the placejesus is said to have been baptised. during the tour, the prince was asked about his mother's health. once you get to 95, you know, it's not quite as easy as it used to be. it's bad enough at 73! in late november, the prince travelled to the caribbean.
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he arrived as the future king of barbados, but by the end of this ceremony the island nation had become a republic with the queen removed as the head of state. charles used his speech to emphasise enduring friendships and directly acknowledged an uncomfortable shared history. from the darkest days of our past, and the appalling atrocity of slavery, which forever stains our history, the people of this island forged their path with extraordinary fortitude. # we have all the time... it has been a high profile year for both duchesses. as well as accompanying their husbands to the usual royal engagements, they have received plaudits for their campaigning efforts on issues they consider important. camilla once again shone a spotlight on violence against women, a subject all too often in the news. this country has been appalled and saddened by the loss of women
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to violence this year. on average, one woman is killed by a man every three days. sarah everard, sabina nessa, wenjing ling, geetika goyal, and bennylyn burke are names which, with all the others, must never be forgotten. it was catherine and william's tenth wedding anniversary this year, and to celebrate they released a stylised video showing the couple and their three children enjoying family time together. throughout 2021, the duchess has continued to push the importance of the first five years in a child's development. and injune launched the royal foundation centre for early childhood. working closely with others, the centre hopes to raise awareness of why the first five years of life are just so important for our future
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life outcomes and what we can do as a society to embrace this golden opportunity to create a happier, more mentally healthy, more nurturing society. glasgow, at the climate conference cop 26. both charles and william have spoken out on environmental issues this year. prince charles outlined his position to the bbc�*s climate editorjustin rowlatt. the narrative has changed. lots of the things you said are now mainstream. it has taken far too long. world leaders are gathering in glasgow to talk about the kind of issues you were... yeah, but they just talk. and the problem is to get action on the ground, which is what i have been trying to do for the last a0 years. it's true to say that you've got a pretty hefty carbon footprint. must take a lot of gas to heat a palace. yes, yes, but i have tried for a very long time to make sure that the heating is done in a way that is as sustainable as possible. so i've got electric cars, like my old aston martin, which i've had 51 years, runs on, can you believe this, surplus english white wine and whey from the cheese process.
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prince william challenged the world to come up with solutions to the climate crisis and, at a star—studded award ceremony, the first five winners of the earthshot prize were given £1 million to expand their ideas. the prince spoke to newscast�*s adam fleming. if we're not careful, we are robbing from our children's future, with what we do now. and i think that's not fair. and so i'm trying to use my little bit of influence, my little bit of profile, to highlight some incredible people doing amazing things, and will genuinely help fix some of these problems. as well as featuring on newscast, william's earthshot prize translated into a five part bbc one series and awards night special. but the royalfamily�*s relationship with the media in general this year and in prince william's case, with the bbc in particular, has been fraught. injuly, on what would have been her 60th birthday, diana's sons briefly reunited to unveil a statue of their mother
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at kensington palace. there were no speeches, but in a joint statement they said they wished every day she was still with them. a few weeks prior to this, a report into the bbc�*s award—winning 1995 panorama interview with diana had been published. its author, lord dyson, was scathing in his criticism of the reporter martin bashir, who had been found to have lied in order to secure the interview and the subsequent bbc cover—up. both bashir and the bbc were widely condemned, none more so than by prince william. it is my view that the deceitful way the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said. the interview was a major contribution to making my parents' relationship worse and has since hurt countless others. it brings indescribable sadness to know that the bbc�*s failures contributed significantly to herfear, paranoia and isolation that i remember from those
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final years with her. in november, a documentary by the bbc�*s media editor, amol rajan, billed as examining the relationship between william, harry and the press, provoked further criticism. this time a highly unusualjoint statement from the three royal households was released, expressing their disappointment that the programme had, in their view, given credibility to overblown and unfounded claims. in the aftermath, a carol concert hosted by the duchess of cambridge, which had been expected to be broadcast by the bbc, was instead offered to itv. 2022 will be unique in royal history, as the queen will be the first british monarch to reach their platinum jubilee, marking 70 years since her accession in 1952. previous jubilees have brought
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people together to celebrate. it's hoped injune they will be able to gather once again as they did here for the diamond jubilee in 2012, to pay tribute to britain's longest reigning monarch.
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this is bbc news — these are the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. getjabbed for christmas — thousands of nhs staff and volunteers will keep vaccination clinics open in england over the festive period. the uk prime minister boris johnson encourages people to have a vaccine in his annual christmas message — saying it's a wonderful thing to do for ourfamilies. at least 37 people are killed in a ferry fire in southern bangladesh. a former minnesota police officer who claimed she confused her handgun for a taser has been found guilty of manslaughter for fatally shooting 20—year old daunte wright the little town of bethlehem marks christmas eve in a year where tourism has been blighted by covid
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