Voices Prince William recently established United for Wildlife, an alliance of seven leading conservation bodies, to try to end poaching

The Duke of Cambridge yesterday called on the world to halt Africa's "poaching epidemic" after he joined Labour leader Ed Miliband in becoming the latest public figures to back The Independent on Sunday's Christmas appeal.

Leading article: Charles can no longer hide from reality

The death of the Princess was accidental. Nobody willed it. And yet the event is entwined in circles of causality. Had the driver been fit, had those freelance photographers not been so avid, had magazine and newspaper editors' chequebooks here and overseas not been so open, had the public not been so avid for images ... there appears to be an ever- growing list of reasons why Diana might not have died. And somewhere in that chain of contingencies, in some people's minds, sit the heir to the throne and his mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles. Put that more bluntly. A lot of people hold the Prince of Wales responsible for his ex-wife's sorry end - not directly responsible, but somehow culpable because her death and its manner seems as if it is an extension of the sadness of her life. The point is not whether that judgement is fair or unfair, whether we the voyeuristic public can ever untangle the details of a failed marriage and apportion blame; the point is that Charles, who was already tainted in many people's minds by the divorce, is now for some of them a marked man.

Forced to grieve in public gaze

Agonising pressure on sons as they cope with bereavement

Purge on rifles and shotguns

A fresh drive against firearms, including tighter restrictions on the use of rifles, shotguns, and airguns, is to be launched by the Government. The move is expected to provoke a second battle with the powerful shooting lobby, which mounted a ferocious campaign against the outlawing of revolvers and pistols, introduced as a response to the Dunblane massacre.

Archer's Bill to reform succession passes first hurdle

Jeffrey Archer, the best-selling author and Tory peer, last night appeared set to change the law on the succession to the throne, with a minor piece of writing in the statute book that could outlast his most famous novels.

Letter: Family tree of Prince William

Family tree of Prince William

Queen consents to succession debate

The Queen has given her consent for peers to debate a proposal that royal daughters as well as sons should be able to succeed to the throne.

Statesman Rees plays King maker

Gareth Rees refuses to discuss Prince William, whose rugby he oversees at Eton, but he cannot stop talking about King. Alex King, that is.

Archer seeks royal equality

Sex discrimination would be removed from the royal succession under a measure put forward yesterday by the former deputy Conservative Party chairman, Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare.

'Trouble happens during day'

Teenagers scornful of plan to restrict their liberty Rebecca Fowler discovers

Balls are good training for princes

ANOTHER VIEW

what a week it was for... Prince William

What went on at the Prince's hormonally charged ball? An ex-partygoer has some revealing memories

LABOUR IN BRIGHTON: Blunkett rails at 'rhetoric of past'

David Blunkett, the Labour education spokesman, yesterday defended Tony Blair's decision to send his son to a grant-maintained school and warned the party against nostalgia.

Brains, beaks and tailcoats

As Prince William starts at Eton tomorrow, Judith Judd takes a look at Britain's most privileged public school. Right: we compare Eton with Cherwell, a top state school
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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
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Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

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