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Prince William tells FIFA to “Put the Sport First”

Prince William has told FIFA that it needs to show football fans that it can put the sport first. The future king of England gave this speech at Wembley Football Stadium on Saturday. This comes after 7 members of FIFA were arrested for fraud and accepting bribes. (fraud=deceiving someone, making someone believe something that is not true in order to get rich or benefit. This is illegal) (bribe= giving someone a gift or money in exchange for them making a decision that you want) Tens of millions of dollars are believed to have been used as bribes or money-laundered...

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Why was the British Princess Called Charlotte?

Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Saturday 2nd May. The name of the princess was revealed on Monday: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana The Queen and other senior royals, including Prince Harry, William’s younger brother, were told the name before it was revealed to the media. But Why Charlotte? Charlotte is the feminine version of Charles, the name of her paternal grandfather and two previous kings of England. It was also the name of the wife of king George III’s wife who was the monarch in the early 18th century. On Charlotte’s mother’s side of the family Charlotte is also significant.  It is the middle name of Pippa Middleton, Charlotte’s aunt and Kate Middleton’s younger sister. Charlotte was the 23rd most popular girl’s name in the UK last year. Royal historian Hugo Vickers believes that the name Charlotte was chosen because they liked the name, rather than historical significance. He says “We historians can always find someone called Charlotte, but I think basically they just liked the name.” The other two names are more obvious; Elizabeth after the Queen, Charlotte’s great-grandmother, and Diana after Princess Diana, Prince William’s mother, who died in a car crash in 1997 Activities: 1) Using the information in this article draw a family tree with the following people on it: William, Kate, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Dianna, Pippa, Harry, Charles....

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Royal Family Sex Scandal

Vocabulary: scandal (n), to be accused of + ING (phrasal verb), to be forced to do something (phrasal verb), allegation (n). Prince Andrew, the third child of Queen Elizabeth II, has been accused of having sex with an under-aged girl. The woman says that she had sex with Prince Andrew three times; once in London, once in New York and once in the Caribbean. This was between the years of 1999 and 2002. She was under the age of 16 at the time. She says that she was forced to do this; she did not want to have sex with Prince Andrew. UK law says that it is a crime to have sex with a person under the age of 16. Prince Andrew says that this is not true. Buckingham Palace has released a statement defending Prince Andrew which says that the allegations are 100% false. Image Source:...

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