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‘The time feels right’: Prince Charles welcomed to New Zealand’s founding site of Waitangi – Reuters

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – For Ngati Kawa Taituha, the welcoming of Prince Charles onto the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in New Zealand’s far north on Wednesday marks the latest step towards finally fulfilling the promise of New Zealand’s founding document. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall wear traditional …

Organizations distance themselves from Prince Andrew after interview defending relationship with Jeffrey Epstein – The Washington Post

LONDON — After Prince Andrew’s interview defending his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, students, charities and businesses are reviewing their associations with the prince. Andrew’s close ties with Epstein, who committed suicide in a New York prison cell in August, already cost him one job in 2011, when he quit …

Prince Andrew’s Jeffrey Epstein interview panned: ‘nuclear explosion level bad’ – The Washington Post

LONDON — The BBC’s extraordinary interview with Prince Andrew does not appear to be the public relations boost he may have hoped for. It was always going to be a massive gamble, the queen’s second son putting himself forward for nearly an hour of forensic questioning about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, …

‘Extremely Evil Misconduct’: Thailand’s Palace Intrigue Spills Into View – The New York Times

Six months after King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s coronation, aide after aide has been ousted and denounced, even as he moves to bolster his authority. BANGKOK — The denunciations have swirled through Thailand’s gilded palaces with the rhetorical extravagance of a Shakespearean history. The official consort to the king was accused of trying …