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Richard Starkey, better known as Ringo Starr, has become the second member of The Beatles to be knighted, after Sir Paul McCartney. Ringo, who was honored for “services to music,” said, “It means recognition for the things we've done. I was really pleased to accept this."
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has said it would sell off Sky News to Disney after facing regulatory concerns over Fox’s monopoly on the British news market. Earlier this year, Disney proposed a takeover of all of 21st Century Fox, which has yet to be approved by regulators.
Prince Charles plans to declare Camilla Parker Bowles, his second wife with whom he had a long affair while married to Princess Diana, Queen of England upon his ascension to the throne, a source told The Daily Beast. The palace says Bowles will be “Princess Consort.”
In 2016, Led Zeppelin won a court case that the opening chords of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ were ripped off from Spirit. A lawyer for Spirit’s late guitarist is asking a San Francisco appeals court for a retrial, which could put Robert Plant and other members back in court.
According to Mel B, all of the Spice Girls have been invited to the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, leading to (unconfirmed) speculation that the group will be performing. Rumors of a reunion tour have been brewing for months despite the ladies’ denials.
Queen Elizabeth approved of at least one of Princess Margaret’s affairs, claims a new documentary, ‘Elizabeth: Our Queen.’ A friend of the princess says the Queen told her that her sister’s 8-year relationship with landscape gardener Roddy Llewellyn had been good for her.
On the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the U.K., equality campaigners are calling for the pardon of Emmeline Pankhurst and other suffragettes who were imprisoned fighting for women’s suffrage. Meanwhile, Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter warned President Trump may damage men’s perception of women.