The Queen was absent from the State Opening of Parliament this week, leaving Prince Charles standing amid traditional pomp and ceremony.
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The image of the Prince of Wales delivering a speech on behalf of his mother was a “stunning visual moment in an ongoing power transition,” the Washington Post said, and an opportunity for the public “to get a glimpse of what he was like as a could be king”.
Prince Charles announced 38 new bills the government plans to pass next year as Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party seek to revitalize their government after ‘Partygate’ and a disappointing performance in local elections.
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- Fears of a trade war between the UK and Europe grew after EU leaders warned against unilaterally changing the Northern Ireland Protocol.
- Boris Johnson prepared a showdown with the civil service after ordering ministers to cut the size of Whitehall by up to 90,000 jobs.
- North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has put the country into a national lockdown after the country reported its “first” official outbreak of Covid-19.
- Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was allegedly shot dead by Israeli forces while reporting in the West Bank.
- And Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for Western support to break a blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports.
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