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When Harry Quizzed Barrack

Interviewing the former most powerful man in the world could be one of the most daunting tasks even for a seasoned broadcaster, but when you are royalty you could be considered bullet-proof. Facing each other across a table with two microphones Prince Harry warms to his task advising his subject, President Barrack Obama, erstwhile occupant of the White House about interview techniques warning he will get “the face”, if he takes too long between answers. In the snippet published on the BBC news website Prince Harry grills Obama as guest editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. In the prelude the former president enquires if he needs a British accent and offers to turn the tables and interview Prince Harry. Prince Harry who recently announced his engagement to Suits actress American divorcee Meghan Markle has become close to the Obamas since former first lady Michelle came to tea at Kensington Palace. They also share a joint interest in the welfare of ex-servicemen. President Obama was a guest at this year’s Invictus Games in Canada where the interview …

Royal Wedding: Date Set for Harry and Meghan Marriage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to wed on Saturday 19 May 2018 Kensington Palace has confirmed. The couple recently announced their engagement after a 18-month long-distance romance. The wedding will be held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle with the Royal family footing the estimated £1.5m bill. Related Story: Why Princess Meghan will never become photo icon like Wallis Simpson Markle will also be spending christmas with the Queen at Sandringham in a departure from established royal protocol where the monarch never entertains unmarried spouses of members of the royal family. It continues the rapid transformation of the former Suits actress who has relocated from Canada to London to live with Prince Harry at Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace. She has also performed her first royal engagement in Nottingham and seems to be relishing the challenges of her new life under the media glare. His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018. Today’s announcement follows earlier confirmation of the month of the …

Human Face of Man Who Built the Web

The self-effacing man who created the World Wide Web does not fancy staring at a computer screen if he can help it hence when the National Portrait Gallery commissioned a portrait of Sir Tim Berners-Lee – the inventor of what has now become the internet –  he opted to pose with his trusted rucksack without any gizmo in sight. The painted bronze sculpture, by artist Sean Henry, shows Berners-Lee standing at two-thirds life-size on a tall plinth, carrying the leather rucksack in which he keeps his laptop. Apart from photographs, it is the computer scientist’s first commissioned portrait. Henry spent two days with Berners-Lee in Boston, observing and photographing him at work and visiting him at home, before inviting him to two further sittings at his studio in Britain. Commissioned by the NPG to celebrate Sir Tim’s 60th birthday, the choice of Henry to make a painted sculpture came out of discussions with the sitter and his wife, and the wish to move away from the usual photographic depiction of Berners-Lee seated in front of a computer. …