Emma Jones

Emma Jones

Emma Jones is an entertainment journalist for UKCelebrityNews and other magazines. The author or coauthor of ten books, Emma has sold several million copies since 2006. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly WORLD magazine.

Eve’s back in the New Killing Eve Trailer

Valentine’s Day this year brought more than just a surge in last-minute chocolate and flower sales and the lingering feeling of disappointment for many. It also delivered the teaser trailer for the much-anticipated second series of Killing Eve.

Another trailer has arrived, and it promises a reassuring blend of spy craft, obsession and great albeit terrible clothing choices. Originated in the brain of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Killing Eve continues the cat-and-mouse thriller that sees the return of assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and operative Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh). It seems the roles of hunter and hunted might be flipped as their mutual obsession continues.

Expect plenty of witty dialogue and perfectly-pitched awkwardness, as seen in the trailer with that literal water cooler moment. Fiona Shaw and Sean Delaney are among those returning, with director Damon Thomas and executive producer Emerald Fennell in charge this time. The new episodes start on AMC and BBC America in the States on 7 April, but there’s no exact date yet for it to arrive in the UK. Hopefully we won’t have to wait as long this time…

Theresa May’s last Brexit gamble in pieces as resignation plan is insufficient

Theresa May played her final card tonight telling Tory MPs that she will quit if they back her Brexit deal.

The emotional Prime Minister told a packed meeting she will quit before the next stage of talks – but only if her twice-defeated divorce plan passes at the third attempt. She had been under intense pressure to stand down to allow a new Tory leader to take Brexit talks in a fresh direction. Almost immediately leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson announced that he would now back the PM’s plan.  But, with the hardline DUP and dozens of Tory eurosceptics standing firm the chances of her ‘meaningful vote’ passing looked remote.

With MPs failing to agree a majority on any alternative option, the Government was gearing up for a long delay to Brexit with just two weeks to go until the extension deadline. But, Downing Street was clinging to the hope that her momentous decision could smooth the way for her plan to finally pass this week. Senior Tory sources suggested the party would kick off a leadership contest on May 22, with the new PM in place by mid-July.  No 10 insiders suggested if it did not go through she would not feel able to resign amid the chaos that would inevitably follow. “It’s hard to see how we could have time for a leadership contest in quite the same way if we’re still in the middle of trying to take us out,” one said.

Mrs May faces an immense uphill battle after the DUP confirmed it would vote against the divorce deal, with party leader Arlene Foster saying it “poses a threat to the integrity” of the UK. Arlene Foster said the DUP cannot support the PM’s deal

A hardcore group of more than 30 Tory eurosceptics were also holding out. And she needs to win over Labour MPs with Leave seats who are anxious that if they back the deal they could end up with a Brexiteer PM. They want her to promise a formal role for Parliament in setting a negotiating mandate for the next stage of talks with Brussels. It remains unclear whether the Speaker will even allow the PM to bring her plan back for a third time.

The chances of a general election increased dramatically after Mrs May’s announcement.  Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “A change of Government can’t be a Tory stitch-up, the people must decide.” Tory heavyweights immediately started jostling for position – with about a dozen expected to throw their hats in the ring.

Environment secretary Michael Gove emerged as the early favourite as a unity candidate between Brexiteer and Remainer wings of the party. But, he may be hard pressed to persuade colleagues he is trustworthy, after stabbing his former ally Mr Johnson in the back last time, and is still trying to shed his toxic image after being demoted by David Cameron. Mr Johnson has long been planning a comeback after dropping out of the 2016 race but could struggle to win over MPs in the first round of the leadership contest who regard him self-serving.   However, he is popular with the public and is generally regarded as having an electoral stardust many of his colleagues lack.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is the PM’s favoured successor as she is understood to believe he will deliver on her Brexit vision – an endorsement that may not be entirely helpful.   Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss and Health Secretary Matt Hancock are all expected to have a shot. Mrs May is the fourth Tory PM after Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron to be forced out by the Tory civil war over Europe. There are plans for her to have one last big trip to the G20 summit at the end of June in Japan if her deal passes.

In a packed room in the House of Commons, she told MPs: “I have heard very clearly the mood of the Parliamentary party.  “I know there is a desire for a new approach – and new leadership – in the second phase of the Brexit negotiations – and I won’t stand in the way of that.” Tory sources said an emotional Mrs May had accepted that she had mistakes. She told them: “I know I don’t hang around in the bars, I know I don’t gossip in the tea rooms, but that doesn’t mean your concerns haven’t been heard.” As MPs spilled out of the room, they rallied around the PM and insisted she had acted in the national interest.  Several confirmed they would now back the deal as a result of her announcement.

Scots Secretary David Mundell added: “She believes in the national interest that a change of leadership is required for the next stage of negotiations.” Mr Johnson, chased down the corridor, would only say: “The PM spoke very well and was very warmly received.”  Minutes later he told a meeting of the Brexiteer European Research Group of Tory MPs that he was “reluctantly” backing the deal.  The top Brexiteer had previously accused the PM of “wrapping a suicide vest” around the British constituntion and “handed the detonator” to Brussels with her deal.  Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith and leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg also said they would fall in line.  But, hardline eurosceptic Steve Baker told the ERG he was consumed by “ferocious rage” and could resign the Tory whip.  One ERG source said that he was hugged by Mr Rees-Mogg and senior Brexiteers. “We are not a hugging group,” they added.

Mrs May’s announcement is the latest dramatic twist in a three-year saga but, it still remains unclear how, or even if, the UK will leave. EU sources were pessimistic about the chances of the Government being able to strike a path through the crisis.  Several warned that a No Deal Brexit was looking much more likely. MPs voting on eight alternative Brexit options failed, as expected, to achieve a majority on any of those on the table. The result made a long extension, a general election and No Deal all more likely.The most popular options were a second referendum, which 268 MPs voted for, and a UK-wide customs union, which 264 MPs supported. Both had more support than Mrs May’s own deal, which just 242 MPs backed at the second attempt. With the Brexit process thrown into yet more confusion, MPs will have another chance to vote on the same options on Monday. After the vote, Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay urged MPs to fall in behind the PM’s plan. “There are no guarantees about where this process will end,” he said.

Korean band BTS release thier new album Map of the Soul: Persona

Korean band BTS will release their new album next month and have shared the first taste of their album ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’ in their new comeback trailer.

The band recently confirmed that the new tracks would be released on April 12, marking a new era for the group following their 2017-18 trilogy ‘Love Yourself’.  Part of the clip features leader RM rapping in front of a blackboard with words related to psychologist Carl Jung’s theory about the human psyche, including persona, ego, and shadow.

The title of BTS’ new album refers to that theory. Graffiti is painted on the walls of the classroom, including phrases like “Who am I?” And “Who are you?”. Further details of ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’, including tracklists and album artwork, have yet to be confirmed. The band will celebrate its release by making an appearance on SNL on April 13.

On March 26 saw the release of RM’s latest collaboration with Honne. The rapper featured on a new version of their song ‘Crying Over You’. The upcoming range of BTS Mattel dolls were also unveiled online yesterday. The collection was inspired by the seven-piece band’s music video for ‘Idol’. The dolls will reportedly be released in September.

BTS will return to the UK in June to perform two shows at Wembley Stadium as part of the ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’ world tour. Tickets for the first concert sold out within 90 minutes. The gigs follow the band’s UK debut last year, when they performed two sold-out shows at London’s The O2.

Kate Middleton past REVEALED

 

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge is the eldest daughter of Michael and Carole Middleton, and sister to siblings Pippa and James. Before meeting Prince William at the University of St Andrews, Kate attended prestigious boarding school Marlborough College in Wiltshire. Kate’s upper-middle-class background saw her also benefit from trust funds handed down by her wealthy ancestors. But Kate’s parents run their own business and have held down regular jobs in the aviation industry. Michael Middleton, 69, worked for British Airways while Carole, 54, used to be a flight attendant and flight dispatcher. What do Kate’s parents do for a living – and what is their net worth? Michael and Carole have run online mail order company Party Pieces for the last 30 years. The internet store sells partyware items “from decorations to tableware” for celebrations such as birthdays and weddings.

 

Carole states: “From our humble beginning seeing kids party supplies from our garden shed all the way back in the late 80s, to today where we send out thousands of orders each week, we’ve aimed to provide you with the party suppliers you need to make your celebrations into something truly special.” The party supplies business has previously been worth about £30 million. In a rare interview last year, Carole revealed how all three of the Middleton children had played a party in the success of Party Pieces over the years. She said: “Catherine started the first Birthday brand, Pippa set up a blog, as we didn’t have one, James came up with the idea of personalised cakes and got them off the ground for us. “Because they all grew up with me working, Party Pieces has been very much part of our lives and what we talked about.”

JK Rowling defends decision to cast South Korean actor as Nagini in Fantastic Beasts

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has defended herself after being criticised for casting a Korean actor to play the character of Voldemort’s snake Nagini in the latest Fantastic Beasts film.

The revelation that Nagini would feature in Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald, emerged in a promotional video for the film released on Wednesday. The video shows South Korean actor Claudia Kim turn from a woman into a snake. The Fantastic Beasts series has previously attracted criticism for its largely white cast, and while some are excited by Kim’s role in the film, others have raised concerns about a South Korean actor playing the role of Nagini. In the Harry Potter books, the snake is a submissive character that is the property of villain Voldemort, who drinks her milk for strength before he is restored fully to his body. One critic wrote to Rowling on Twitter, saying “Listen Joanne, we get it, you didn’t include enough representation when you wrote the books. But suddenly making Nagini into a Korean woman is garbage.” Rowling responded, writing that Nagini is a Naga, which are “snake-like mythical creatures of Indonesian mythology”, adding that “Indonesia comprises a few hundred ethnic groups, including “Javanese, Chinese and Betawi”.

J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) The Naga are snake-like mythical creatures of Indonesian mythology, hence the name ‘Nagini.’ They are sometimes depicted as winged, sometimes as half-human, half-snake. Indonesia comprises a few hundred ethnic groups, including Javanese, Chinese and Betawi. Have a lovely day 🐍 September 26, 2018 She also wrote that she had been holding onto the secret that Nagini was a “maledictus” – a human who had turned into an animal due to a blood curse – for 20 years. But many thought Rowling’s response was insufficient. One Twitter user shared translated screenshots of posts from Korean viewers, angry about the casting. “An Asian woman who was on exhibit in a circus … Gets beheaded later and dies? She ate people as a snake in [Harry Potter]”, wrote one angry viewer. Another objected to the way race was dealt with in the Harry Potter series. “You can’t be admitted to Hogwarts unless you’re English and we don’t know if there’s any wizarding schools in Asia, home of 4.4 billion people … [and] a homicidal white man traps an Asian woman inside a snake form and brainwashes her.”

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Rowling has previously attracted praise for her support of the casting of Noma Dumezweni, a black actor, to play Hermione Granger in the London production of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In 2015, when the casting announcement was made, Rowling tweeted: “brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione”. Rowling has confirmed there will be five movies in the Fantastic Beasts series. The first film, starring Eddie Redmayne, was released in 2016. The second film, which is scheduled to be released this year has already caused controversy, for its casting of Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, despite accusations against him of domestic violence. It also stars Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore, and fans have expressed disappointment that the character – whom Rowling has confirmed is gay – will not be “explicitly gay” in the film. The screenplay of Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald was written by Rowling, who is also a producer on the film.

 

Music to return to Molineux with Rod Stewart concert next year

Music to return to Molineux with Rod Stewart concert next year

Singing superstar Sir Rod Stewart will play Molineux next summer, it has been revealed. The 73-year-old rock legend is touring the UK to support of the release of his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses, and will perform at the Wolves ground on Saturday June 8. Fans can expect to hear classics such as Maggie May, The First Cut is the Deepest and Hot Legs from across Sir Rod’s more than 50-year career, as well as tracks from the new album. The Molineux performance – the first gig to be held at the ground since Bon Jovi played in 2003 – will be the fifth of seven Sir Rod concerts at stadiums across England and Scotland.

Although Sir Rod played at Shrewsbury Town’s ground last year, it is his the first time he has toured his home country for three years. And Wolves season ticket holders and members will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets via a special sales window next week. ‘Significant for the city’ Wolves Managing Director Laurie Dalrymple said: “It has been 15 years since Molineux hosted a live music event, so today’s announcement is very significant for both Wolves and the city of Wolverhampton. “Attracting top performers like Rod Stewart to Wolverhampton is part of our wider strategic plan to make Molineux a multi-purpose entertainment destination that welcomes visitors from the city and further afield. “We will work closely with the city council to ensure a successful event that drives local economy whilst being considerate to residents.” With his signature voice and style, Sir Rod has produced chart-topping originals and covers in every decade of his career, transcending genres of rock, folk, pop and soul. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 200 million records sold worldwide, and is releasing Blood Red Roses almost 50 years to the date from when he signed his first solo recording contract. The 13-track album is released on September 28, is described as a ‘deeply personal’ collection of originals and covers and follows Another Country which was released in 2015.

How can I buy tickets? Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 21 from ticketmaster.co.uk, but before that there will be two pre-sale windows. The first pre-sale will be at 9am on September 19 but can only be accessed by pre-ordering Sir Rod’s new album Blood Red Roses from hmv.com. Wolves season ticket holders and members will be able to pre-order tickets at 9am on September 20. More information on how this sale can be accessed will be emailed to eligible Wolves supporters next week. The Rod Stewart Live In Concert tour will also visit Southampton, York, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Aberdeen and Bolton.

 

Cambridge University students strip off for daring naked calendar

Cambridge University students strip off for daring naked calendar

Cambridge University’s finest sportsmen and women have stripped off for a new naked calendar – all to raise money for charity. The daring photographs feature students from the university’s netball, swimming and lacrosse teams using strategically placed props to preserve their modesty.  One of the racy pictures shows a member of the dance team doing the splits on the famous Mathematical Bridge at Queens’ College. Others show the lacrosse team baring all in the library and the netball team posing nude in the dining hall at Corpus Christi College.  Cambridge University students have stripped off for a new naked charity calendar. Pictured are members of the netball team posing in the dining hall at Corpus Christi College  The daring charity calendar features members of the Rock n Roll Dancesport team performing acrobatic poses on the city’s famous Mathematical Bridge (above), including one female student doing the splits  Another shows the women’s football team using strategically placed boots to preserve their modesty.

Student Emma Teal, one of the organisers behind the naked calendar, said: ‘We all really enjoyed making the calendar, although it did involve a lot of early mornings as we had to go to the locations when there weren’t too many people about. ‘I think the students surprised a few tourists when they posed on the Mathematical Bridge as it’s very near a public path. ‘We’ve had some comments that there’s no way some of the sports men and women can look that good, but no one is edited, they really do look that naturally beautiful.’ Members of the lacrosse team dared to bare all in the Pembroke College library, using strategically-placed props to preserve their modesty Meanwhile, members of the university’s swimming team posed in front of the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences as part of the daring photoshoot  The Cambridge University sportsmen and women that took part in the naked shoot included the volleyball, skiing, American football and fencing teams. The photos were taken at famous locations around the city, including the Botanical Gardens and the Cambridge Union. Student organiser Ladislaya Ladanyi commented: ‘All the teams were fantastic and very enthusiastic. ‘Some of our outdoor shots were taken early in February when it was still snowing and still they didn’t complain despite the freezing cold low temperatures. Students from a range of sports teams got involved in the naked calendar shoot, including American football players who posed on a punt in front of the Bridge of Sighs  Members of the Cambridge University women’s football team posed naked at Emmanuel College, using football boots and scarves to preserve their modesty ‘Although the prospect of getting up and stripping off at dawn did not always seem very appealing to the team and models, the good-natured atmosphere and non-stop entertainment made the early mornings so much more enjoyable.’

Student Joanna Moest added: ‘The hockey men started doing press ups before the shoot to make their muscles look pumped up. ‘The Rock’n’ Roll dance shoot one of the hardest as it was freezing and it’s a really exposed bridge so we had lots of very confused early morning walkers.’ Photographer Kevin Low said he has had a ‘great time’ shooting the naked charity calendar.  The range of locations used for the naked calendar also included the famous Cambridge Union, where the skiing team posed in the debating chamber Meanwhile, the university’s volleyball team decided to pose nude in one of the greenhouses at the city’s Botanical Gardens for the charity calendar  ‘It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and the most challenging and fulfilling photography project that I’ve ever worked on,’ he said.  ‘Many people think that you have to give money to contribute to charity but I think getting off your bum, stripping off and posing for photos is a great way as well.’ The calendar costs £10, with all proceeds going to Beat Eating Disorders, Mary’s Meals, Papyrus and Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre.

For more information, visit www.cambridgebluesnakedcalendar.com 

 

TV Review: ‘Maniac’ With Emma Stone and Jonah Hill

TV Review: ‘Maniac’ With Emma Stone and Jonah Hill

The most striking shots in Netflix’s new series “Maniac” — not an easy choice to make, given how unusually filmed and how askew the show’s multiple fictional universes are — tend to be the ones in which Emma Stone is emerging from an exhausting stage of a drug trial. While she’s being interrogated about what she experienced, we see her in profile, staring down a nest of cameras positioned invasively close.

When we see her straight-on, she’s drained of colour and dwarfed by a wall of video feeds of her own face, surveilled from every possible angle like the prisoner she’s become. Even as multiple simultaneous shots could expose a single false note, Stone — one of the defining movie stars of her generation — exerts supreme control over her character. She’s not just absent of vanity, but inventive and curious about what a performer can reveal, and how she can reveal it. Under the guidance of “True Detective’s” Season 1 director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Stone and her co-star Jonah Hill mark career highs in “Maniac.” Beautifully made, “Maniac” plunges viewers into a fictional world that’s both divergent from our own and instantly recognizable — and then reinvents itself several times over, skittering across time, space and genre to tell a story of connection that feels urgent and deeply, painfully human.

The two actors’ chemistry is emphasized by the degree to which they’re forced to tamp down their shared charisma. In movies, Stone has made her name on ebullience, and Hill is not far behind; both prove powerful TV presences as well, remaining eminently watchable as they introduce new skills. (Annie is fidgety and watchful; Owen looks away, unable to meet the gaze of the world, or even of his friend.) They bloom together in dreams and, returning to reality, are forced to meet with a more limited emotional vocabulary and test their relationship. Credit the streamer with producing the sort of series in which Emma Stone appears in one episode in hospital scrubs, another in gangster-moll drag and a third in an outfit that’s too good to spoil. But credit Netflix, too, with investing in a show whose tightness of narrative — 10 episodes, none much more than 45 minutes long, in a close-ended season — allows for exploration within constraints. Its power comes, in part, from its refusal to sprawl. As a trial of something new, “Maniac” passes every test, and ascends instantly to take its place among the very best TV of the year. Its eagerness to expose unexpected angles is its great gift.

Novichok poisoning suspects speak out for first time

Novichok poisoning suspects speak out for first time

Theresa May today blasted Russia’s novichok assassins after they claimed to be tourists stuck in Salisbury and called their story ‘lies and blatant fabrication’.

Sergei Skripal with his daughter

The Prime Minister said the suspects, who used the aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov to get into Britain, had ‘insulted the public’s intelligence’ and had been ‘deeply offensive to victims’.  Today the suspected GRU agents, believed to be from Siberia, told state TV station RT they were only wandering around Salisbury after failing to get to Stonehenge because of snow. In the ‘absurd’ interview the men even admitted they may have ended up at Sergei Skripal’s suburban home by accident while looking for the cathedral, which has a 400ft spire and is 25 minutes in the other direction. The pair also refused to say why they booked into an east London hotel 127 miles away – or why it contained traces of novichok – and failed to explain why they appeared to have no luggage when they hastily travelled home to Russia. Body language expert Judy James told MailOnline the men appeared to recite ‘a script’ while others said their description of Salisbury and its landmarks bore a remarkable resemblance to the city’s Wikipedia page. Kremlin-funded broadcaster RT even suggested the suspects weren’t trained killers – hinting they were gay lovers on a romantic break because they had ‘little beards, short haircuts and tight pants’.  The PM’s spokesman said today: ‘The lies and blatant fabrications in this interview, given to a Russian state-sponsored TV station, are an insult to the public’s intelligence, and more importantly they are deeply offensive to the victims and loved ones of this horrific attack.

The two Skripal suspects Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov have spoken out for the first time and say they were just tourists enjoying the delights of Salibury Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have been accused by British police of being two Russian spies. During their brazen TV appearance the men claimed they now fear for their lives and demanded an apology from Britain and RT said they were so nervous they needed Cognac before going on air The pair claim they were only in Salisbury for an hour because of gaps in the Sunday train service to London and said if they stumbled upon Sergei Skripal’s suburban house it was only by accident Alexander Petrov, right in CCTV footage, and Ruslan Boshirov, left, were named by British authorities as the suspects but insisted they are victims of a smear and were merely on holiday  Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with Novichok after it was smeared on his front door One of the spies admitted they may have got lost and accidentally ended up near Skripal’s house and said their trip to Salisbury as tourists was hampered by snow so they ‘left early’ on March 4 – the day the Skripals fell ill ‘Sadly it is what we have come to expect. An illegal chemical weapon has been used on the streets of this country, we have seen four people left seriously ill in hospital and an innocent woman has died. Theresa May blasted the suspects’ story and called it an insult to Britain and especially the people of Salisbury ‘Russia has responded with contempt. The police have set out very clearly the evidence against these two men, they are wanted men and we have taken all steps to ensure they are apprehended and brought to justice in the UK if they ever again step foot outside of Russia.’

Scotland Yard says it was aware of statements made ‘by two men’ and reiterated ‘Alexander Petrov’ and ‘Ruslan Boshirov’ are ‘wanted’.  After the extraordinary interview today, it also emerged:  Experts say there are gaping holes in their story and body language expert tells MailOnline the men appeared reciting ‘guide book monologues’ about Salisbury;  PM’s spokesman says that the interview is ‘obfuscation and lies’ to claim the suspected Russian spies went to Salisbury twice in two days as tourists; Scotland Yard says the suspects are still wanted – and insist the two men are using aliases;  Two novichok suspects say they fear that British secret services may be planning to assassinate them; They have also accused UK police of hiding CCTV at Salisbury cathedral and other tourist spots to pin attack on them;   Russian media suggests that the men, who had ‘fashionable beards’ and tight trousers, may have been gay men on a long weekend to Britain rather than a murder mission;  ‘Absurd’ claims of the novichok assassins: Observers point out several holes in pair’s ‘innocent tourists’ story  The ‘accidental’ visit to Skripal’s home CCTV released by police places the two suspects at Sergei Skripal’s suburban house. Today the men admitted they may have ended up there – but claimed it was an accident. The property, which had novichok smeared on the door, is 25 minutes away from the city centre and its cathedral – which the men said they were there to see.  Ruslan Boshirov said: ‘Maybe we passed it, or maybe we didn’t. I’d never heard about them before this nightmare started. I’d never heard this name before. I didn’t know anything about them’.

Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons last week that CCTV evidence ‘clearly’ places the two Russians in the vicinity of the Skripals’ house shortly before the attack on them. The Met Police released photographs of the elaborate ruse used by the Russian agents including a perfect reconstruction of packaging to transport the weapon A timeline of the key developments in the Salisbury poisoning case 2010 – Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer jailed for spying for Britain, is released and flown to the UK as part of a swap with Russian agents caught in the United States. Britain’s most wanted men speak to RT and claim to be humble tourists

 

This is the moving reason Kate Middleton set up her ‘Heads Together’ project

This is the moving reason Kate Middleton set up her ‘Heads Together’ project

This is so sweet. The lovely Prince William has revealed that working as an ambulance pilot had an effect on him and his family life. This week, he spoke at an event to launch his Mental Health At Work initiative, where he opened up. “You’re just seeing all the sad things, all the pain everyday.

I took a lot home without realising it.” “If you see sad things every day, you think all life is like that… I think that for the medical community, particularly, it must weigh a lot on their minds.” “That you’re always dealing with despair, sadness, injury, things that are really quite troubling. The attrition builds up and you don’t really have the opportunity to off-load it.” And this may just be the reason why Heads Together was launched. In 2017, William admitted that it was his wife’s idea to start the project. “It was Catherine who first realised that all three of us were working on mental health in our individual areas of focus.” Might it have been her own experiences and her husband’s that spurred on the suggestion of the launch? Probably. Kate Middleton and William are joined by Harry and Meghan in their work on the campaign. Prince William’s main aim? “My thing really is to get more men talking about their issues before it is too late, and to stop feeling so strong and unable to seek help.”