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Royal news – live: King Charles and Queen Camilla ‘utterly shocked and horrified’ by Sydney stabbing attack

Emergency services rushed to the scene in the Australian city at 3:30pm local time on Saturday as shocking videos showed a man wearing shorts and a green and yellow shirt carrying a blade

Athena Stavrou,Barney Davis
Saturday 13 April 2024 18:14 BST
Prince William and his eldest son George were spotted at an Astone Villa match on Thursday evening

King Charles and Queen Camilla have said they were “utterly shocked and horrified” by the knife attack at a Sydney shopping mall.

Their statement follows one issued by the Prince and Princess of Wales earlier today in which they praised the “heroic” emergency responders.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in the Australian city at 3:30pm local time on Saturday as shocking videos showed a man wearing shorts and a green and yellow shirt carrying a blade.

One of his victims is a nine-month-old baby, who is undergoing surgery in hospital.

The attacker was also shot dead by a police officer, who confronted the attacker and shot him as he faced her and raised a knife.

Police do not believe the act was terror-related, but that the man is known to law enforcement.

In a statement, the King said: “My wife and I were utterly shocked and horrified to hear of the tragic stabbing incident in Bondi.

“Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of those who have been so brutally killed during such a senseless attack.

“While details of these shocking circumstances are still emerging, our thoughts are also with those who were involved in the response, and we give thanks for the bravery of the first responders and emergency services.”


Meghan and Harry launching two new series at Netflix featuring cooking, gardening and polo

Meghan and Harry launching 2 new series at Netflix featuring cooking, gardening, polo

The new series come at the tail end of Harry and Meghan’s $100m deal with Netflix

Alexander Butler12 April 2024 09:00

Pictured: Prince William and George

Prince William and George clap at an Aston Villa match on Thursday (Getty Images)
Alexander Butler12 April 2024 08:06

Prince Harry’s US visa application papers handed over to judge amid ‘drug-use’ lawsuit

Prince Harry’s US visa application papers handed over to judge

Under US visa rules, applicants are questioned about substance use and previous criminal charges

Alexander Butler12 April 2024 08:00

Prince William spotted with George at Aston Villa match

The Prince of Wales and his eldest son Prince George attended an Aston Villa football game together in what is their first public outing since the Princess of Wales’ cancer announcement.

Prince William was seen smiling and applauding in the stands of Villa Park in Birmingham while 10-year-old George sported a Villa-branded scarf.

The pair celebrated the club’s 2-1 victory against Lille in the first leg of the Europa Conference League quarter-final - where they smiled and laughed with each other.

Prince William spotted with Prince George at Aston Villa match
Alexander Butler12 April 2024 07:15

Harry and Meghan to produce two Netflix series on lifestyle and polo

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to be the executive producers of two new non-fiction Netflix series focusing on lifestyle and polo.

One show will explore “the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining and friendship”, while the other will give “unprecedented access to the world of professional polo” and the US Open Polo Championship in Florida, Netflix said.

The shows will be made by Harry and Meghan’s Archewell Productions company, with the duchess to produce both series and the duke to work on the polo series.

Both are in the early stages of production with titles and release dates to be announced in the coming months.

“Known primarily for its aesthetic and social scene, the series will pull the curtain back on the grit and passion of the sport, capturing players and all it takes to compete at the highest level,” Netflix said of the polo series.

(Getty Images for 2022 Robert F. )
Athena Stavrou12 April 2024 07:00

Watch: William and Kate ‘feeling intense anxiety’ about accession to throne

William and Kate feeling ‘intense anxiety’ about taking over, Diana biographer claims

The Prince and Princess of Wales are feeling "intense anxiety" about taking over from King Charles III, Princess Diana's biographer has claimed. Charles, 75, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, has undertaken reduced public-facing royal duties since his diagnosis was announced. Kate has also disclosed that she is undergoing a course of preventative chemotherapy for cancer. "The almost simultaneous news of Charles’s cancer has put William and Catherine in frightening proximity to ascending the throne just when they had hoped for a span of years to parent their children out of the public eye. The prospect of it, I am told, is causing them intense anxiety," Tina Brown wrote in the New York Times.

Jane Dalton12 April 2024 07:00

Opinion: Time to open the secret files on Prince Andrew

Members of the royal family can go on American chat shows to talk about royal life, and Prince Harry can write about the most intimate aspects of his recent life for commercial gain, yet historians cannot see files that are 100 years old. This is the mark of a banana republic and not a mature democracy, writes Andrew Lownie:

As Scoop hits our screens, it’s time to open the secret files on Prince Andrew

As the dramatisation of his infamous and disastrous interview with Emily Maitlis is broadcast, Prince Andrew will again find himself under the spotlight. But while we can pick over the details of his trip to Pizza Express, I’m banned from seeing official documents about the Duke until 2065. It’s time these absurd rules were changed, writes Andrew Lownie

Jane Dalton12 April 2024 05:30

In case you missed it: Harry says James Hewitt rumours ‘plan to oust him’

Prince Harry claimed last year that tabloid rumours his biological father was James Hewitt were an attempt at ousting him from the royal family, a court heard:

Prince Harry claims James Hewitt rumours ‘were plan to oust him from royal family’

Prince Harry described the stories about the rumours as ‘hurtful, mean and cruel’ - and questioned the ‘motive behind them’

Jane Dalton12 April 2024 04:00

How royals do illness differently now

There was a time when the palace not only hid royal diagnoses from the public, but even from the patient themselves. Harry Mount reports:

The secrets of a king’s physician – what really happens when a monarch is ill

There was a time when the palace not only hid royal diagnoses from the public, but even from the patient themselves. Harry Mount reveals how the royal household is determined to do things differently following the announcement King Charles is being treated for cancer

Jane Dalton12 April 2024 02:30

Harry speaks of ‘burnout’ amid ‘today’s pressures’

Prince Harry has reportedly opened up about the “pressures of today’s world” during a life-coaching session.

The Duke of Sussex spoke to a crowd about “burnout” at a summit in San Francisco, The Sun reported.

Harry is the chief impact officer of BetterUp, a life-coaching firm.

Jane Dalton12 April 2024 00:30

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