June 25, 2019

Duchess of Cambridge takes over from Queen Elizabeth as patron of The Royal Photographic Society

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has picked up a new patronage that focuses on one of her favorite hobbies: photography. On Tuesday, the Royal Photographic Society announced that Kate, 37, was a patron. Queen Elizabeth II had previously held the role for 67 years. The Duchess of Cambridge is well-known for taking photos of her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The photos are released by Kensington Palace to mark special occas..
June 25, 2019

A German village bans together to ensure there is no beer for Neo-Nazis

BravissimoS/iStock(BERLIN) — An alcohol ban in the East German village of Ostritz ensured that Neo-Nazis attending the Schild und Schwert (Sword and Shield) festival would be starved of a favorite German concert-going beverage. A court near Dresden called for a ban on booze at the music event, saying the festival had an “aggressive character” and that alcohol would make violence more likely, according to Saxony police. The event is well-known for a genre called “Rechtsrock,” which has promoted f..
June 25, 2019

Prince Harry and Meghan’s home renovation brought a $3M price tag to British taxpayers

Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage(LONDON) -- The renovations undertaken by Prince Harry and Meghan to turn Frogmore Cottage into their family home came at a price of 2.4 million pounds, or about $3 million, for British taxpayers, according to new figures released by the Royal Household. Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, moved into the home on the grounds of Windsor Castle estate earlier this year, ahead of the birth in May of their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Wi..
June 25, 2019

The journey to nowhere: Little hope for Saudi women since driving ban was lifted

JeanUrsula/iStock(BEIRUT) -- In June 2018, the future seemed a little brighter for Saudi Arabian women. Home to one of the most repressive societies on earth, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was finally taking steps to lift the ban that had prevented women from driving. At last, women would be free from the need to rely on males for their basic ability to move around. A staunchly conservative and religiously orthodox country, Saudi Arabia embraces and enforces a strict, all-encompassing version of ..