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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 …

Harry and Meghan Expecting First Baby Next Spring

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019, almost a year after their glamorous wedding according to a statement released by Kensington Palace. Harry, 34, younger son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, married the former Suits actress Meghan Markle in May at a ceremony that mixed traditional British pomp with a gospel choir and other nods to her American heritage. According to media reports Meghan, 37, was believed to be about 12 weeks pregnant. The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British throne. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public,” the couple’s spokesperson confirmed on Monday (15 October). The news emerged shortly after the royal couple landed in Australia for their first overseas tour, a busy trip which will also take in New Zealand and the South Pacific islands of Tonga and Fiji. Harry and Meghan broke the news …