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Lady Gabriella Kingston Reportedly Moved to Kensington Palace After the Death of Thomas Kingston

Lady Gabriella Kingston Reportedly Moved to Kensington Palace After the Death of Thomas Kingston

On February 25, Lady Gabriella Kingston, a second cousin of King Charles III, lost her husband, Thomas Kingston, at the age of 45 to what a coroner called a “catastrophic head wound.” According to the Daily Mail, she has moved back to the Kensington Palace apartment shared by her parents, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. “They wanted Ella to be with them, and she didn’t want to be alone in the home she shared with Tom,” one friend told the Mail’s Richard Eden. “All of us are rallying round and she’s going to be OK.” Kingston’s death happened amid a series of stressful events for the royal family, which included cancer diagnoses for the king, Kate Middleton, and Sarah Ferguson. Gabriella, who turned 43 on Tuesday, married Thomas in a 2019 Windsor Castle ceremony. Thomas, who previously served as a hostage negotiator in Iraq, worked as a director at Devonport Capital at the time of his death. His funeral was held at Chapel Royal in St James Palace, and Prince William was among a …

Conspiracy theories tagged #kategate grow despite Kensington Palace video | Catherine, Princess of Wales

Conspiracy theories tagged #kategate grow despite Kensington Palace video | Catherine, Princess of Wales

The Princess of Wales might have hoped her admission about her cancer diagnosis would put an end to the speculation about her. But the opposite seems to be the case – with experts noting this was entirely predictable, given the durability of online conspiracy theories, and those who propagate them. Social media posts and websites with the hashtag #kategate, which has been used to flag unsupported theories about the princess, have increased in number since the release of an official video by Kensington Palace on Friday. There were 400 mentions of the hashtag on big social media platforms on Sunday, higher than the previous peak of 373 the previous weekend, according to BrandMentions, a company that monitors the spread of hashtags and keywords online. It is most prominent on X, followed by Instagram and TikTok. One video on TikTok, which has been viewed more than 200,000 times since it was posted on Sunday, claims the princess’s video could have been manipulated and also refers to the use of “AI imagery”. The BBC has issued a …

Philadelphia Sets 11PM Curfew For All Businesses In Drug-Riddled Kensington Section Of City

Philadelphia Sets 11PM Curfew For All Businesses In Drug-Riddled Kensington Section Of City

Slowly, but steadily, Philadelphia’s drug-ridden Kensington section is all but shutting down. The area, best known for its zombie-like appearance, is now forcing 24 hour businesses like gas stations and convenience stores to shut down between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Because what better way to address the drug problem than to shut down law-abiding businesses in the area? Once again, government is thinking ‘outside the box’ with your tax dollars.  The proposal was put forward by Councilmember Quetcy Lozada of the 7th District, representing Kensington, during a Council Stated Meeting on Thursday and is aimed at curbing crime, mitigating litter issues, and moderating nocturnal activities in the community. Approximately 90 businesses will be affected, a new report from NBC Philadelphia said. Establishments holding a liquor license within the specified zone will be exempt from these new rules, allowed to keep their operations open until 2 a.m., which is the current law for bars and restaurants with liquor licenses.  The bill was conceived in February and was developed with feedback from local residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations, driven …

Kate Middleton Lookalike Heidi Agan on Emulating the Royal and Kensington Palace Employment Rumors (Exclusive)

Kate Middleton Lookalike Heidi Agan on Emulating the Royal and Kensington Palace Employment Rumors (Exclusive)

Amid the ongoing drama swirling around Kate Middleton and the conspiracy theories that continue to pop up, professional Middleton lookalike, Heidi Agan, is addressing some of the wild speculation that has arisen. Agan spoke with ET’s Kevin Frazier via video chat this week and opened up about the nature of her job — which revolves around looking like and flawlessly emulating the Princess of Wales — and allegations that she’s been hired to stand in for Middleton by Kensington Palace. As Agan explained, her career began when she was a waitress and people would often come to her place of work to snap pictures with her and to have her as their server. “I didn’t even think lookalikes were a thing, you know?” Agan explained. “Eventually… I sent my picture to a few agents and I got my first job like a week later. And then I quit waitressing.” According to Agan, the first time she remembers anyone calling out how similar she looks to Middleton came when Prince William and Middleton tied the knot …

Kate Middleton’s ‘doctored’ photo removed from picture agencies – Kensington Palace questioned

Kate Middleton’s ‘doctored’ photo removed from picture agencies – Kensington Palace questioned

Princess Kate’s Mother’s Day photo has been withdrawn by international picture agencies over concerns that the image had been manipulated.  The picture, which was shared with the media on the Prince and Princess of Wales’ official Instagram account on Sunday, is the first of the princess to be released after her abdominal surgery.  Kate shared a photo of herself with her three children on Sunday to mark Mother’s Day in the UK Kensington Palace is now facing questions about whether the image has been digitally altered, but has not yet released a statement responding to the concerns.  In the picture, Kate is sitting in a chair with her arms around her daughter Princess Charlotte, eight, and youngest son Prince Louis, five, who are on either side of her, while Prince George, ten, is standing behind his mother, hugging her neck.  The mum-of-three captioned the post: “Thank you for your kind wishes and continued support over the last two months. Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day. C.” © Kensington PalaceRoyal fans raised concerns over whether the picture …

Prince William and Kate hiring a gardener for Kensington Palace – how to apply | Royal | News

Prince William and Kate hiring a gardener for Kensington Palace – how to apply | Royal | News

The Prince and Princess of Wales are currently on the hunt for new gardener at Kensington Palace. Kensington Palace have advertised a vacancy for a new gardener, who will be required to tend to the grounds at the couple’s London-based residence. The new exciting role is on a permanent contract and, if successful, you join a small team working at Kensington Palace. The palace was previously the couple’s permanent base, before moving their young family to Windsor in 2022. Based in West London, Kensington Palace is situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. According to the job advert, William and Kate are looking for someone with “a keen eye for detail” and a good “knowledge of plants” – particular the care of perennials, lawns and shrubs. Job candidates will also need to have a passion for gardening and experience in basic horticultural maintenance tasks. Those considering applying will also be required to have “some experience of using a range of horticultural machinery, for example hedge trimmers and lawn mowers”. Although the Gardens are …

Kensington Palace Puts Kate Middleton Rumours To Rest With New Statement

Kensington Palace Puts Kate Middleton Rumours To Rest With New Statement

Kensington Palace offered up new details about Kate Middleton’s condition, weeks after the Princess of Wales underwent a “planned” abdominal surgery and internet rumors began to swirl. A spokesperson for the princess brushed off social media speculation, telling HuffPost on Thursday: “Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the princess’ recovery and we’d only be providing significant updates. That guidance stands.” He reiterated that the princess is “doing well”. The palace announced in a statement last month that Kate had undergone an operation on January 16. “The surgery was successful, and it is expected that she will remain in hospital for 10 to 14 days, before returning home to continue her recovery,” the palace shared with HuffPost at the time. “Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter.” Catherine, Princess of Wales visits Kirkgate Market on Jan. 31, 2023 in Leeds, England. Max Mumby/Indigo via Getty Images After a nearly two-week hospitalisation, the palace informed the public on January 29 that Kate had …

Kensington Palace dismisses social media speculation around Kate Middleton’s health

Kensington Palace dismisses social media speculation around Kate Middleton’s health

Kensington Palace has brushed off speculation surrounding the Princess of Wales’s health following wild conspiracy theories on social media. A spokesperson for Kate said: “We were very clear from the outset that the Princess of Wales was out until after Easter and Kensington Palace would only be providing updates when something was significant.” It comes after the Prince of Wales’s last-minute absence from a thanksgiving service for the late King Constantine of Greece on Tuesday sparked speculation. The Palace would only cite the reason as a “personal matter” while Kate was said to be “doing well” amid her recovery from abdominal surgery in January. No further details of the Princess’s condition have been given, but it has been confirmed to be non-cancerous. The Princess was admitted to the private London Clinic on 16 January for surgery. She returned home to Windsor following a 13-day hospital stay. Prince William temporarily stepped back from royal duties to care for his wife and their three children, Prince George, ten, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five. Kate’s last public …

I grew up in Kensington, Philadelphia. Let’s not glamorize addiction — again : Shots

I grew up in Kensington, Philadelphia. Let’s not glamorize addiction — again : Shots

Guillermo A. Santos on his high school graduation day in 2021, with his father, Guillermo Jose Santos. The elder Santos died later the same year of a drug overdose. The Santos-Honkala Family hide caption toggle caption The Santos-Honkala Family Guillermo A. Santos on his high school graduation day in 2021, with his father, Guillermo Jose Santos. The elder Santos died later the same year of a drug overdose. The Santos-Honkala Family In 2021, after years of societal neglect and denial around the issue, the number of overdose-related deaths in the U.S. reached more than 100,000, the largest it had ever been. One of those people was my father. In December of that year, his life was finally taken from him by a lethal cocktail of heroin and fentanyl after a lifelong dependency. This is a story that many Americans, especially those in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington where he lived and I grew up, know well. If you look up videos of the worst of the opioid epidemic, you will see Kensington’s “zombies.” People seem …