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Day: January 13, 2020

Duchess & Duke of Sussex quit Royal’s duties
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Duchess & Duke of Sussex quit Royal’s duties

    The Queen has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no longer “full-time working members of the Royal Family” and expressed her regret at their decision. The 93-year old monarch issued a rare personal statement at 5pm, an hour after the family’s two-hour Sandringham crisis summit over the Sussex’s future ended. She said the discussions involving Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Charles and their private secretaries, had been constructive and said she supported and understood her grandson’s desire to lead a more independent life. The statement said: Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family. My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family....
PM hails Northern Ireland compromise
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PM hails Northern Ireland compromise

    Boris Johnson has hailed the wonderful compromise that has seen the return of devolution to Northern Ireland, after meeting Stormont's newly-appointed leaders in Belfast. The prime minister said Stormont was open for business again in the wake of the restoration of power-sharing following three years of political deadlock. Mr Johnson praised politicians from all sides in Northern Ireland, saying they had put aside their differences, stepped up to the plate and showed leadership. I just want to say how grateful I am to all the parties, to everybody here in Northern Ireland, for the way they have compromised the way they have worked together to get Stormont up and running once again, he said. It's shown a willingness to trust each other and to set aside differences ...