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Prince William reveals ‘cringing’ moment with Taylor Swift

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The Duke of Cambridge will take listeners on a walk down memory lane when he joins forces with Apple Fitness+ for a special festive episode of its “Time To Walk” audio series.

William, 39, is hoping to encourage people to take a break and go for a walk for their mental wellbeing over the Christmas period. CNN understands the duke is a fan of the series and approached Apple about the project.

William opens the episode contemplating his father’s love of walking and that while growing up, Charles “used to try and force Harry and I out of the house the whole time” adding that “we weren’t really having any of it.”
“But now, as you get older, you appreciate it a lot more and you see it for what it is,” William says.
The royal is the latest star to record a walk-and-talk for the series, available on Apple Watch with a Fitness+ subscription.
Each episode, which ranges between 25 and 40 minutes in length, is designed to be an immersive experience. Featured guests take a stroll in a meaningful location and reflect on life’s lessons while sharing memories and experiences through stories, photos and songs.
The Duke of Cambridge talks in the podcast of the importance of keeping mentally fit.

The Duke of Cambridge talks in the podcast of the importance of keeping mentally fit.
William’s walk — which he recorded back in the spring — takes him across his family’s sprawling 20,000-acre Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, eastern England. Starting at Sandringham House, he takes in the sights and sounds of “the great British countryside, as we like to call it” while heading towards St. Mary Magdalene Church, where the royals are due to attend Christmas Day church service later this month. He ends the journey standing outside Anmer Hall, the home he shares with wife, Catherine, and their children.
Reflecting on his family’s annual Christmas Day pilgrimage, William talks of his “strong memories” of his grandfather plowing ahead while “there’d be us at the back with little legs trying to keep up.”
During the episode, the prince discusses the importance of keeping mentally fit and recalls one moment nearly a decade ago that left him sweating at a black tie event.
Musing that he “can’t believe I’m actually tell this story,” he talks about a 2013 fundraising gala at Kensington Palace that US singers Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift attended, “which nearly knocked me off my feet.”

Prince Charles, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (unseen), Prince William and Prince George arrive for the royal family's traditional Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2019.
Prince Charles, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (unseen), Prince William and Prince George arrive for the royal family’s traditional Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2019.
William says there’s always “a lot of handshaking to do those nights” where he tries to “be charming and interactive.” He then goes to watch the performance thinking his main tasks of the evening — primarily to welcome guests — are over and he can relax a little.
“I’m sat next to Taylor Swift. She’s on my left. And after Jon does his first song, there’s a pause, and she turns to me. She puts her hand on my arm, looks me in the eye, and says, ‘Come on, William. Let’s go and sing,'” he remembers.
“To this day, I still do not know what came over me. Honestly, even now I’m cringing at what happened next, and I don’t understand why I gave in. But, frankly, if Taylor Swift looks you in the eye, touches your arm, and says, ‘Come with me…’ I got up like a puppy and went, ‘Yeah, okay, that seems like a great idea. I’ll follow you.'”

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William continues his anecdote describing walking towards the stage “in a trance” and trying to desperately remember the lyrics to “Livin’ On a Prayer.”
The Duke of Cambridge sings with Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi at the Centrepoint Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace in London, on November 26, 2013.

“Beneath my black tie, there was a lot of sweating going on. I felt like a swan, where I was trying to keep myself composed on the outside, but inside, the little legs are paddling fast,” the royal says, adding that while he’s very comfortable delivering speeches, he has less experience singing live.

“At times, when you’re taken out of your comfort zone, you’ve got to roll with it,” he adds.
During the episode, the duke also reveals the impact his time as an air ambulance pilot had on his mental health. He details one experience helping a young boy hit by a car.
William says he “went home that night pretty upset but not noticeably” and was conscious that “something had changed… a real tension inside of me.” He describes compartmentalizing his feelings and returning to work but “it really hit me weeks later.”

“My personal life and everything was absolutely fine. I was happy at home and happy at work, but I kept looking at myself, going, ‘Why am I feeling like this? Why do I feel so sad?’ And I started to realize that, actually, you’re taking home people’s trauma, people’s sadness, and it’s affecting you

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What are judicial review proceedings Harry wants to bring against Home Office?

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The Duke of Sussex has filed a claim for a judicial review against a Home Office decision not to allow him to personally pay for police protection for himself and his family while in the UK.

 

 

Harry wants to bring his children to visit from the US, but he and his family are “unable to return to his home” because it is too dangerous, according to a legal representative for the duke.

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“He sought a judicial review in September 2021 to challenge the decision-making behind the security procedures, in the hopes that this could be re-evaluated for the obvious and necessary protection required,” the legal representative said in a statement to the PA news agency.

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Jennifer Aniston mourns loss of Peter Bogdanovich with touching tribute

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Jennifer Aniston was one of many stars who came out to pay their respects to acclaimed director, Peter Bogdanovich, who died at the age of 82 on 6 January.

 

 

The Morning Show actress took to her Instagram stories to pay her respects to the star of The Sopranos.

Sharing a selection of photos with the BAFTA winner, Jennifer wrote: “Remembering Peter,” along with a praying hands emoji. She also added: “Grateful for his presence and for his laughter.”

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One of the images she posted was of her hugging Owen Wilson and chatting animatedly to Peter on set.

According to The Associated Press, Peter died on Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles.

His daughter, Antonia Bogdanovich, said he died of natural causes.

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Prince Harry is behaving like a shameless, entitled hypocrite: Piers Morgan

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Prince Harry’s move to pursue legal action against the Home Office for refusing him to pay for his own police protection has witnessed severe backlash from Piers Morgan.

 

 

The television personality, while writing an opinion piece for The Sun, said that the Duke of Sussex is “behaving like a shameless, deluded, woefully entitled hypocrite” for wanting to pursue legal action.

He added that the timing of Prince Harry’s actions was unwelcomed and would be a “massive headache” for the Queen.

“If he goes through with his threat, it will be the first time any royal has ever sued Her Majesty’s Government, and, of course, causes the Queen yet another massive headache at the worst possible time,” he wrote.

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The comment comes after Harry’s legal team issued a statement saying: “The UK will always be Prince Harry’s home and a country he wants his wife and children to be safe in. With the lack of police protection, comes too great a personal risk.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the UK.

“In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home.”

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