- Celebrity The Daily Beast
Chris JacksonSo, what are you doing for Christmas?If this question breaks you out in hives, have some sympathy for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, for whom Christmas choices have an outsize significance.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reveal Just How Much They Hate Their Royal LivesDespite the couple’s now very public difficulties with Harry’s brother, it had been widely assumed that the fractured foursome would come together for the annual walk to church on Christmas morning.Today, however, came yet another confirmation of the deep rift at the heart of the Windsors as it was claimed, on the front page of national newspaper the Sun no less, that Meghan and Harry will not be joining the merry band of Windsors for turkey and plum pudding at the Queen’s country house, Sandringham, with a royal source telling the paper: “They need some time away to recharge and decide their plans for next year.”Given that the couple is about to embark on a six-week break from royal duties, this hardly seems a credible explanation, but it probably wouldn’t do to say that they can’t face the prospect of being trapped in the same room as William and Kate.This weekend, the four young royals failed to make any steps toward improving the optics around their relationship when they stood apart at two separate events. The couple is likely to spend Christmas Day quietly at their own home, Frogmore Cottage, perhaps with Meghan’s mom, Doria, the Sun says. To understand quite how shocking this development is to the well-worn festive regal routine, consider this fact: Harry has spent every Christmas of his life at Sandringham, except for 2012, when he was stationed with the army in Afghanistan.For the past two years he has taken Meghan along for the ride.The happy and rapturous tones in which Harry described his first Christmas at Sandringham when he was merely engaged to Meghan now seem a distant memory.In an interview on Radio 4 shortly after Christmas 2017, the joy was bubbling out of him. He described how Meghan had loved the experience, saying for her it was like discovering the family she had “never had.” The absence of Meghan and Harry at the Sandringham feast table comes after they snubbed the annual royal vacay in Balmoral this year.Meghan and Harry did not take up the standing invite to the Queen’s Scottish estate, instead opting for a variety of glamorous European breaks, including a stay at a villa in Ibiza and a brief sojourn at Elton John’s home in the South of France. Harry said in a recent TV interview that he and William were on “different paths,” while Meghan criticized the “stiff upper lip” attitude of the royal family.Subsequently, William’s people briefed that he was concerned about his “fragile” brother and the Sussexes hit back by saying the house of Windsor was failing to harness their potential.The Daily Beast has reached out to the palace for comment. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
- Celebrity People
Lamar Odom Is Engaged to Girlfriend Sabrina Parr
- Politics Associated Press
Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that DACA recipients shouldn't despair if the justices side with him, pledging that "a deal will be made with the Dems for them to stay!" But Trump's past promises to work with Democrats on a legislative solution for these immigrants have led nowhere. Some DACA recipients, commonly known as "Dreamers," were in the courtroom for the arguments, and many people camped out in front of the court for days for a chance at some of the few seats available.
- Entertainment People
Kristen Stewart Say She Will 'Absolutely' Propose to Girlfriend
- Lifestyle Cosmopolitan
“We really only started living the best version of our lives after we weren’t sure how long we’d have.”
- World Quartz
Protesters also reportedly broke into a sports equipment shed, taking bows, arrows, and javelins to the front line. Continuing on from the hours-long siege yesterday (Nov. 11), when police fired tear gas at the school and made arrests on campus, protesters took their positions again this morning as they faced off with police stationed on a bridge just outside the school grounds. Police has been firing tear gas non stop in CUHK.
- Business Reuters
One of two Boeing Co technical pilots who described flaws in a crucial flight control system in leaked 2016 instant messages has been transferred to a new job at the U.S. planemaker, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Boeing shares tumbled after the conversation between the employee, Patrik Gustavsson, and then-chief technical pilot Mark Forkner became public on Oct. 18. The comments by Forkner, who has since left Boeing, were among those pinpointed by U.S. lawmakers in hearings in Washington as evidence Boeing knew about problems with flight control software well before two crashes of its 737 MAX aircraft in October 2018 and March 2019 killed 346 people.