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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
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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.”

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King shocked by milestone on seeing new bank note portrait

The King was surprised to hear he is only the second British monarch to grace the Bank of England’s notes as he was presented with the first ones bearing his portrait:

King Charles shocked to hear of milestone as he reacts to portrait on new bank note

The King took a particular liking to the back of the £20 and the £50

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Results of King’s cancer treatment ‘encouraging'

King Charles was said to be responding well to his cancer treatment, with his road to recovery looking “very positive”, as he appeared “looking well” on Easter Sunday:

Charles’ future ‘looks very positive’ as he sees ‘encouraging’ results from treatment

King Charles makes first major public appearance since being diagnosed with cancer in January

Jane Dalton11 April 2024 20:43
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Prince Andrew ‘delighted’ with portrayal in new Netflix film

Prince Andrew is reportedly ‘delighted’ by his portrayal in the new Netflix film Scoop.

The film depicts the aftermath of the Royal’s friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his reaction to the sexual assault allegations made against him in a disastrous 2019 interview with the BBC.

“Obviously Andrew regrets doing the interview, and if he had his time again he wouldn’t do it,” a friend of the Prince told The Daily Beast.

“‘That said, he feels Scoop is much more even-handed than he expected.

“It’s fair to say he was delighted by Rufus Sewell’s portrayal of him.”

Uncanny: Gillian Anderson and Rufus Sewell as Emily Maitlis and Prince Andrew in ‘Scoop' (Netflix)

Another friend praised the film for depicting some of the good work Prince Andrew did when he was still a working Royal.

They said: “I think the show, to the satisfaction of everyone who actually knows the guy, made clear that Andrew was an extremely good convener of people.

“He did actually play a valuable role for the royals with Pitch@Palace and his other business-focused advocacy work.

“When he was at a business meet and greet in a conference room in Hong Kong, there was real energy when he entered the room.”

Emma Guinness11 April 2024 16:55
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Prince William takes to social media to honour Lioness

The Prince of Wales made a comeback to social media on Wednesday in a touching post to a Lioness legend.

Rachel Daly, an England player, announced her international retirement. William responded to the news by reposting Ms Daly’s post on X, adding: “Thank you for so many unforgettable performances with @Lionesses, @RachelDaly3.”

Maryam Zakir-Hussain11 April 2024 14:30
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Kate becomes UK’s favourite royal after cancer diagnosis, poll shows

The Princess of Wales has become the UK’s most popular royal in the wake of her cancer diagnosis.

Kate jumped ahead of her husband the Prince of Wales, with 76% of Britons quizzed saying they had a positive view of the future Queen.

Her popularity rating has risen six percentage points since the start of the year during which time she delivered a video message to the nation announcing her chemotherapy treatment.

Kate becomes UK’s favourite royal after cancer diagnosis, poll shows

The princess jumped ahead of her husband the Prince of Wales, with 76% of those quizzed having a positive view of Kate.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain11 April 2024 13:45
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Prince Edward met members of the crew ahead of the Service of Dedication for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, RFA Stirling Castle, in Leith, Scotland.

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Shirley Ballas addresses rumours of Queen Camilla appearing on Strictly Come Dancing

Shirley Ballas has addressed rumours of Queen Camilla appearing on Strictly Come Dancing this year.

Reports have emerged of the popular BBC entertainment show being broadcast live from Buckingham Palace and even an appearance from the Queen, after she previously revealed her love of dancing to Strictly professional Johannes Radebe.

The head judge appeared on Good Morning Britain on Thursday (11 April) and was quizzed on the rumours by Kate Garraway.

The 63-year-old said: “I know quite a lot about what is going on.

“I would love it if Queen Camilla was on it.”

Shirley Ballas addresses rumours of Queen Camilla appearing on Strictly 2024
Maryam Zakir-Hussain11 April 2024 12:30
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Who is Peter Phillips? Late Queen’s ‘favourite grandson’ who split from girlfriend of three years

The Queen’s ‘favourite grandson’ has suffered fresh heartache after splitting up with his long-term girlfriend.

Peter Philips, 46, is no longer in a relationship with Lindsay Wallace, 43, after the pair’s romance reportedly ‘ran its course’ after three years.

The Royal, who is 18th in line to the throne, was previously married to Autumn Kelly, 45, with whom he shares two young children - Savannah, 13, and Isla, 12.

Peter Philips: The Queen’s Favourite Grandson

The pair’s romance reportedly ‘ran its course’ after three years

Jane Dalton11 April 2024 11:55
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William and Kate feeling ‘intense anxiety’ about accession to throne, 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.

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Maryam Zakir-Hussain11 April 2024 11:12
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Prince Harry ‘regrets losing and really misses’ Kate, royal expert claims

Prince Harry “regrets losing and really misses” the friendship he had with the Princess of Wales, a royal author has claimed.

Tom Quinn says Harry feels “torn” over losing the close bond he once shared with Kate.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly reached out to the Princess following her cancer diagnosis.

Mr Quinn told the Mirror: “Harry really misses that warm, uncomplicated relationship, but he is torn between loyalty to his wife and regret about the loss of the woman he was close to.”

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