Month: July 2019

Prince George at 6 shows Why he’s England’s No.1 Fan

Prince George has shown his true colours by donning the England football home kit to mark his sixth birthday in official photographs released by Kensington Palace. He was captured recently in the garden of their home at Kensington Palace by his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, an aspiring amateur photographer. Prince George was born July 22, 2013 and is third in the line of succession to the British throne. Proving he is no different from any other football-obsessed boy up and down the land, he can be seen in his Three Lions strip rolling around in the grass and looking pleased with himself. In another portrait he is pictured starring straight into camera on holiday at an undisclosed location wearing a green polo top and a striped shorts. His other siblings, Princess Charlotte, four and Prince Louis, one, do not appear in the photographs, but have also been captured for the media by the duchess in earlier portraits showing their development and other milestones.

What, No Likes? Instagram to End ‘Popularity Contest’

Instagram is removing the ‘likes’ count from posts in a trial across seven countries to “remove pressure” on users of the popular social media platform. It is a tacit acknowledgement of the negative effects social media behemoths — with over one billion users — like Instagram have on the wellbeing of its users. The beta trial which does not include the UK has been rolled out in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand. Instagram said in a statement: “We want your friends to focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get. “You can still see your own likes by tapping on the list of people who’ve liked it, but your friends will not be able to see how many likes your post has received. “We’re looking forward to learning more about how this change might benefit everyone’s experience on Instagram.” The new initiative comes after research linked social media platforms, especially visual channels like Instagram to mental anxieties experienced by young people and influencers. Users’ status anxieties …

Victoria Beckham’s Pride Quiz Gets Some Interesting Answers

Victoria Beckham recently put her staff on the spot at her Hammersmith HQ in west London when she asked that age-old question in celebration of Gay Pride Month: “What does love mean to you?” The responses were varied, thought-provoking and eye-opening. The fashion designer who is also celebrating two decades of married life with husband David summed the definition up with her own interpretation: “Love to me is what everyone should experience in their life, no matter where you are from, no matter who you love.” She had earlier designed a t-shirt to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York when gays fought for equal rights. She said: “I wanted to celebrate the #LGBTQ+ community and their continued message of positive change and inclusivity. I have always felt a deep connection to the LGBTQ+ community and am proud to help support their fight for equality.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on Jun 26, 2019 at 2:58am PDT