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Prince William is modeling himself after Queen Elizabeth, royal expert claims



Prince William is preparing to be king by following in Queen Elizabeth’s footsteps.

Though the 38-year-old Duke of Cambridge’s younger brother, Prince Harry, has insisted that he “can’t leave” the royal family, a new report reveals that Prince William has zero intentions of doing so anyway. In fact, watching Prince Harry step away from the family has only helped Prince William fully realize his sense of purpose.

“I think he absolutely gets what his destiny is and he is embracing it,” royal biographer, Penny Junior, told The Sun in an interview. “He is modelling himself on his grandmother the Queen.”

Prince Harry’s claims that his older brother was unable to leave the royal family came during his March interview with Oprah Winfrey.

At the time, the Duke of Sussex claimed he was “trapped” within the royal family, adding that both his father, Prince Charles, and his brother, Prince William, are still trapped.

Meanwhile, as Prince Harry’s bombshell interviews continue, experts claim that the British monarchy isn’t meant to last forever.

“I think it’s the end game. I don’t know how much longer the institution will go on,” Dame Hilary Mantel told the Telegraph. The author doesn’t believe that the royal family will make it passed Prince William’s reign.

“I think it will be their last big era,” she explained within her interview, suggesting the Duke of Cambridge, who is currently second in line to take the throne, won’t have a lifetime of royal duties to attend to like his predecessors.


How to pronounce Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant



How to pronounce Omicron

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Key Highlights

  • Omicron variant’s scientific name is B.1.1.529

  • Omicron is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet

  • India has not reported any cases of Omicron variant so far

Omicron, the new variant of COVID-19 that has become a cause of concern around the world. Around 20 countries and territories now have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases of the Omicron variant. While no cases of the Omicron variant have been reported from India so far, people are having a hard time pronouncing the name of the Omicron variant.

The scientific name of the Omicron variant is B.1.1.529. The COVID-19 variant of concern gets its name from the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. However, unlike alpha or delta variants, many people are left rolling their eyes while pronouncing the word Omicron.

How to pronounce Omicron

The Cambridge Dictionary states two different English pronunciations of Omicron – 

“oh-MY-cron” for British English and “OH-mi-cron” for American English.

The Omicron variant was first reported in South Africa on November 24.

When the COVID-19 variants became a cause of concern for the general public, many people started referring to them by name of the country where they were first detected, leading to stigmatisation. To avoid this, the Greek alphabets were chosen to name the variants.

WHO skipped two letters of the Greek alphabet – Nu and Xi – while naming the new variant. “‘Nu’ is too easily confounded with ‘new,’ and ‘Xi’ was not used because it is a common last name,” WHO said in a statement. 

Meanwhile, India reported 8,954 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,96,776. The active COVID-19 cases were recorded at less than a lakh after 547 days. The active cases have declined to 99,023. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 98.36 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the Union Health Ministry said.

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David Dastmalchian boards cast of Keira Knightley-led ‘Boston Strangler’ movie



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The film is inspired by the infamous Boston Strangler murders that happened between June 1962 and January 1964. 13 women were murdered during that period by a serial killer.

The film will follow the true story of Loretta McLaughlin (Knightley), the first reporter to connect the murders and break the story of the Strangler.

She and fellow reporter Jean Cole challenged the sexism of the early 1960s to report on the city”s most notorious serial killer and worked tirelessly to keep women informed.

Loretta pursued the story at great personal risk and uncovered corruption that cast doubt on the true identity of the Boston Strangler.

The film’s cast also includes Carrie Coon, Alessandro Nivola and Chris Cooper.

”Boston Strangler” will be produced by veteran filmmaker Ridley Scott along with Kevin Walsh through their Scott Free banner. Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara of LuckyChap Entertainment are also backing the film.

The film will start production later this month.

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Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Akhanda sets release date- Cinema express



Nandamuri Balakrishna in Akhanda

Nandamuri Balakrishna’s upcoming high-voltage action entertainer, Akhanda, will release in theatres on December 2, say reports. With this, the Boyapati Sreenu directorial will now hit the screens a day ahead of Varun Tej’s upcoming boxing drama, Ghani.

Also featuring Pragya Jaiswal, Poorna, Jagapathi Babu, and Srikanth in prominent roles, the film showcases Balayya as an IAS officer, who takes a spiritual path due to some unforeseen circumstances.

Akhanda is bankrolled by Dwaraka Creations and has music by SS Thaman and cinematography by Ram Prasad.

Meanwhile, Balakrishna’s new film, NBK 107, directed by Gopichand Malineni will start rolling in December. The makers are reportedly in talks with Kannada actor Duniya Vijay to play the antagonist of the film. Incidentally, the film marks the debut of Vijay in Telugu cinema.

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