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Queen could stop Harry and Meghan using 'royal' brand – reports

Feb 19, 2020 - 10:17 PM

The future of the use of the 'Sussex Royal' label 'needed to be reviewed' and talks are continuing, according to a royal source

ROYALS. In this file photo taken on June 26, 2018 (L-R) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II pose for a picture during the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony on June 26, 2018. File photo by John Stillwell/Pool/AFP

Queen Elizabeth's oldest grandchild in marriage split

Feb 11, 2020 - 8:51 PM

Peter Phillips, 42, and his Canadian wife Autumn will share custody of their two daughters and both remain in Gloucestershire, southwest England

MARRIAGE SPLIT. In this file photo, Britain's Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn pose for pictures upon arrival to attend the 'Sentebale Summer Party' in London on May 7, 2014. File photo by Toby Melville/Pool/AFP

Prince Andrew accused of 'zero cooperation' in Epstein case

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:35 AM

Andrew denies having sexual relations with Virginia Giuffre, who alleges she was trafficked to have sex with friends of Epstein when she was 17

DENIAL. Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York (L) denies meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims. AFP file photo

O Canada: How life will change for Harry and Meghan

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:52 AM

As far as shopping goes, farmers' markets and roadside produce stands in North Saanich may replace the luxury of Harrods for the time being

TEMPORARY HOME. The residence of Prince Harry and and his wife Meghan is seen in Deep Cove Neighborhood from a boat on the Saanich Inlet, North Saanich, British Columbia on January 21, 2020. Photo by Mark Goodnow/AFP)

Harry and Meghan start new life in Canada with media spat

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:49 AM

The lawyers claim there had been attempts to photograph inside Harry and Meghan's new home using long lenses, and say paparazzi are camped outside the property

TABLOID FODDER. An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on January 9, 2020, shows front page headlines reporting on the news that Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, plan to step back as "senior" members of the Royal Family. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

What is their income? Harry and Meghan's bid for 'financial independence'

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:38 AM

Harry and Meghan will be free to earn their own money after giving up their royal titles and allowances

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Prince Harry (R) and Meghan Markle (L) attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017 in Toronto, Canada Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation /AFP

Britain's Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at royal split

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:40 AM

(UPDATED) The Daily Telegraph reports that Prince Charles would probably continue paying his son some money from his private income for the next year

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Harry and Meghan begin life as (almost) ordinary people

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:07 AM

Meghan has admitted on UK television in October that she 'really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried.' But she admitted sadly: 'That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive.'

HAPPY COUPLE. In this file photo taken on on November 27, 2017, Britain's Prince Harry stands with now-wife Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring while they pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London, following the announcement of their engagement. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles

Jan 19, 2020 - 8:44 AM

Much of the British media interprets the ruling as the Queen's punishment for Prince Harry and wife Meghan, who both resigned from front-line royal duties

ROYALS NO MORE. In this file photo taken on June 08, 2019, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) return to Buckingham Palace after the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour', in London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Meghan Markle visits Canada women's shelter in first public outing

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:37 AM

'She was interested, she was informed, she had great questions, followed up with questions on things that the staff had spoken about,' says the center's acting executive director

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality in October 2019 (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn/POOL/AFP)

Why Canada? Questions abound about Harry and Meghan's big move

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:23 AM

'Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal,' says one tabloid editorial

RECEPTION. A black and white photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor Castle in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in an E-Type Jaguar after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House. Photo by  Steve Parsons/POOL/AFP

Queen gathers royals for crisis meeting with Prince Harry

Jan 13, 2020 - 4:27 PM

Issues up for debate include how much money Prince Harry and wife Meghan will still receive from Charles's estate, their royal titles, and what commercial deals they can strike, according to the Sunday Times

ROYAL FAMILY. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2018 Britain's royal family stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF). File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Queen, Prince Harry, senior royals set for crisis meeting

Jan 12, 2020 - 9:15 AM

Queen Elizabeth II wants a 'workable solution' that would take into account Prince Harry and wife Meghan's demands for more freedom

ROYAL CRISIS. In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018, Members of the Royal Family (L-R) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (with Princess Charlotte and Prince George) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force RAF. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Prince Harry's wife Meghan returns to Canada amid royal storm

Jan 10, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Reports say Meghan headed back to Canada to rejoin 8-month-old Archie and 'she may stay there for the foreseeable future'

IN CANADA. In this file photo taken on October 25, 2019 Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queen's Commonwealth Trust (QCT) and One Young World at Windsor Castle in Windsor. File photo by Jeremy Selwyn/Pool/AFP

Abdication, divorces, and death: A century of UK royal scandals

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:34 AM

Think Prince Harry and Meghan's resignation is the ultimate royal shocker? It's far from the only one

ROYALS. The British royal family come onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) (Photo by Tolga AKMEN/AFP)

UK monarchy scrambles for solutions after Harry, Meghan bombshell

Jan 10, 2020 - 8:18 AM

British newspapers are full of reports of a family 'split' and the queen's 'dismay'

UK daily newspapers show front page headlines reporting on Prince Harry and Meghan's plan to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

UK royals 'hurt' after Harry, Meghan quit frontline roles

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:14 PM

The mood in the palace is understood to be one of disappointment and even 'hurt,' according to the BBC

ROYAL FAMILY. In this file photo taken on June 09, 2018 members of the royal family (L-R) Britain's Queen Elizabeth II; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; Prince Charles; Prince Harry; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (with Princess Charlotte and Prince George);  and Prince William stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex: An LA star struggling in royal spotlight

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:41 AM

The shock announcement that she and Prince Harry will be stepping back from being senior royals confirms fears that she was struggling to cope with royal life

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 03, 2018 Britain's Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public during a walkabout outside the The Royal Pavillion in Brighton, southern England. - Prince Harry's wife Meghan went into labour early on May 6, 2019, Buckingham Palace announced. "The Duchess went into labour in the early hours of this morning," it said in a statement, noting her husband the Duke of Sussex was by her side. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Prince Harry: A royal misfit yearning for escape

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:20 AM

'I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum,' says the prince

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrives to attend the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in central London on November 7, 2019. - The Field of Remembrance is organised by The Poppy Factory, and has been held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey since November 1928, when only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Harry and Meghan: Royal fairytale turns grim

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Here are 5 major moments in their relationship, which has seen them go from being the royal family's hottest property to their shock announcement that they were stepping back from major royal duties

BAPTISM. This official handout Christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (center left), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holding their baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor flanked by (L-R) Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, west of London on July 6, 2019. Photo by Chris Allerton/ Sussexroyal /AFP

In shock announcement, Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan to step back as 'senior' royals

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:35 AM

There have been signs that the couple have increasingly struggled with the pressures of royal life and family rifts

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for a visit to the "Justice desk", an NGO in the township of Nyanga in Cape Town, as they begin their tour of the region on September 23, 2019. - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived in South Africa on September 23, launching their first official family visit in the coastal city of Cape Town. The 10-day trip began with an education workshop in Nyanga, a township crippled by gang violence and crime that sits on the outskirts of the city. (Photo by Betram MALGAS / POOL / AFP)

Japan's Naruhito hopes for a year without natural disasters

Jan 02, 2020 - 12:57 PM

'I hope this year will be a good and peaceful year without any natural disasters,' Naruhito says in his first New Year speech since ascending the Chrysanthemum Throne

This handout photo taken on December 12, 2019 and released on January 1, 2020 by Japan's Imperial Household Agency shows Japan's Emperor Naruhito (seated 3rd L) and Empress Masako (seated 3rd R) with their family members during a photo session for the New Year, at their residence in Tokyo. Imperial family members pictured are (front L to R) Empress Emerita Michiko, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, Naruhito, Masako, Crown Prince Akishino, and Crown Princess Kiko, and (back L to R) Princess Mako, Princess Aiko, Prince Hisahito, and Princess Kako. Handout / IMPERIAL HOUSEHOLD AGENCY / AFP

Britain's Prince Philip, 98, in hospital over pre-existing condition

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:19 AM

The 98-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II is expected to be in hospital for a few days

First Filipino architect elevated as fellow by Royal Institute of British Architects

Dec 19, 2019 - 9:29 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Lira Luis is named a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Toxic Sydney bushfire haze a 'public health emergency'

Dec 16, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The Climate and Health Alliance calls on the Australian government to take urgent action to curb emissions, saying climate change is worsening bushfires that are having 'devastating impacts on human health'

HAZE. A bushfire burns outside the Perth Cricket Stadium in Perth on December 13, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Harry and Meghan join South Africa's fight against gender violence

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:20 AM

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex join campaigners in Cape Town fighting South Africa's stratospheric rates of violence against women on the first stage of a 10-day swing through southern Africa

Prince Harry (R), Duke of Sussex and Meghan (C), Duchess of Sussex visit the District Six museum in Cape Town on the first afternoon of their tour of the region on September 23, 2019. Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan arrived in South Africa on September 23, launching their first official family visit in the coastal city of Cape Town. HENK KRUGER / POOL / AFP

12 dead, dozens missing in India boat accident

Sep 15, 2019 - 9:46 PM

Authorities say the Royal Vashishta vessel was carrying 63 people, most of them tourists, to a picnic spot near Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh state in southeast India at the time of the accident

Canadian air force joins hunt for teen murder suspects

Jul 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The suspects, identified as Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, have been on the run for more than a week

WANTED. The two teens in the photo are suspected of triple murder in Canada. Photo by Alberta RCMP/AFP

Britain's Prince William: 'Fine by me' if children gay

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:02 AM

'I fully support whatever decision they make, but it does worry me from a parent point of view, how many barriers, hateful words, persecution, all that, and discrimination that might come,' says Prince William

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)

China halts Canadian meat exports over fake certificates

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:35 AM

China's embassy in Ottawa said a customs investigation – launched after the discovery of traces of a banned feed additive – reveals that up to 188 forged documents had been provided to Chinese officials

U.N. Khashoggi report piles pressure on Saudi crown prince

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:05 AM

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard's report insists there is 'credible evidence' to warrant further investigation and financial sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over Khashoggi's murder last October

This combination of pictures created on June 20, 2019 shows a file photo taken on December 15, 2014 of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (L) during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama and a file photo taken on April 12, 2018 of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman poses at La Moncloa palace in Madrid. There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN expert said on June 19, 2019 calling for sanctions on the prince's foreign assets. The conclusion was outlined in a report by the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Prince Mohammed, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. His dismembered body has not been found. Riyadh initially said it had no knowledge of his fate, but later blamed the murder on rogue agents.  MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH, OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP

Swiss regulators fine banks over forex rigging 'cartels'

Jun 06, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan, MUFG Bank, and Royal Bank of Scotland are hit with fines totaling around $90 million

A logo is picture above a branch of Barclays bank in central London on July 25, 2018. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Australian pilots hit by lasers during South China Sea flights

May 29, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Helicopter pilots from Australia's Navy flying from the HMAS Canberra are targeted with lasers while in the hotly contested South China Sea

HMAS CANBERRA. The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Canberra (L02) takes part in a training excercise in the Sri Lanka on March 26, 2019. File photo by Ishara S. Kodikara /AFP

Prince Harry and Meghan name 'dream' son Archie

May 09, 2019 - 7:28 AM

'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,' the couple announce on their Instagram account

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019.  Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP

Britain eagerly awaits royal baby name

May 07, 2019 - 7:06 PM

UK royal names are normally chosen from a relatively restricted pool of those used by past kings and queens. But Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are anything but normal royals.

Prince Harry 'over the moon' as Meghan gives birth to a boy

May 06, 2019 - 9:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mother and baby are doing incredibly well, it's been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine,' a beaming Prince Harry tells reporters in Windsor

ROYAL COUPLE. In this file photo taken on October 03, 2018 Britain's Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of the public during a walkabout outside the The Royal Pavillion in Brighton, southern England. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Shell hit with Dutch climate lawsuit

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Unlike previous cases which sought financial compensation for the effects of climate change, this one involves asking the judge to order Shell to ensure its activities have 0% carbon dioxide emissions by 2050

SHELL. View taken on June 30, 2015 of the head office of the Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague. File photo by Jerry Lampen/ANP/AFP

'Apex Legends': Beginner tips

Apr 02, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Have some tips to help you survive 'Apex Legends,' the newest hit battle royale title

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New Zealand orders top-level inquiry into mosque massacres

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED) 'It is important that no stone is left unturned to get to how this act of terrorism occurred and how we could have stopped it,' says New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Police secure the area with tape across the road from the Dean Avenue mosque on March 17, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. - A right-wing extremist has been charged in the horrifying gun attacks on two New Zealand mosques, which left 49 people dead and dozens more injured. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

Origin and species: fighting illegal logging with science

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The Wood Anatomy Laboratory in Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens may not seem like the obvious epicenter of efforts to halt international illegal logging

A view of the Temperate House, the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, during the final months of a five-year restoration at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, west London, on February 13, 2018. A gleaming monument to the ambition and creativity of its age, the world's largest Victorian glasshouse will once again welcome visitors to see some of the world's rarest plants following a lengthy facelift. Justin TALLIS / AFP

American crowned queen in Thai transgender pageant

Mar 09, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Jazell Barbie Royale is the first person of color to win the Miss International Queen since the competition started in 2004

Contestant Jazell Barbie Royale of the US reacts while being crowned the Miss International Queen 2019 by Miss International Queen 2018, Nguyen Huong Giang during the transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya on March 8, 2019. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

UK backlash at Meghan's lavish US baby shower

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Meghan Markle's party is hosted by Serena Williams at Manhattan's Mark Hotel and is attended by guests like Amal Clooney

MEGHAN MARKLE. The Duchess of Sussex is criticized by British media for her 'lavish' baby shower. File photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan at Tomorrow's Women Wirral, an organization that supports women in vulnerable circumstances. Photo by Charlotte Graham/AFP

Japan Princess Mako's boyfriend bids to clear path for wedding

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:30 PM

(UPDATED) Reports say Kei Komuro’s family had run into financial difficulties that forced the couple to postpone their wedding set for late 2018. Komuro insists his family has no money troubles.

ENGAGEMENT. Princess Mako (R), the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, and her fiancee Kei Komuro (L), smile during a press conference to announce their engagement at the Akasaka East Residence in Tokyo on September 3, 2017. File photo by Shizuo Kambayashi/AFP

Brexit could wilt huge Dutch flower trade

Dec 14, 2018 - 10:34 PM

Britain is the third largest market for the Netherlands' flower export business, after Germany and France, accounting for 850 million euros

BREXIT DEAL. A worker walks through flowers in the Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer, the largest trading and distribution centre for plants and flowers in the world, in Aalsmeer on December 11, 2018.  Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Prince Charles at 70: Man on a mission

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Prince Charles, who is turning 70, is the longest-serving heir in British history and would become the oldest person ever to inherit the throne

'THE MEDDLESOME PRINCE.' Prince Charles' views vary in a wide range of topics, from dairy farming to culling of badgers. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga

Prince Harry shares touching photo of pregnant wife Meghan

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The couple's Kensington Palace residence publishes the image on Instagram, with a photo credit for the prince, and a caption which says the couple had returned home 'inspired' by their trip

BABY BUMP. This handout picture taken by Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and released by Kensington Palace via their Instagram account on November 2, 2018, shows Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, posing for a photograph supporting her baby bump, standing among the trees at Redwoods Treewalk in Rotorua, north Island, New Zealand on October 31, 2018.

How we solved a centuries-old mystery by discovering a rare form of star collision

Oct 27, 2018 - 1:30 PM

A collision between a white dwarf and a brown dwarf would be spectacular

SPACE. The ALMA telescope has seen tantalizing hints of a violent event. ESO/B. Tafreshi/TWAN (twanight.org), CC BY-ND

Meghan takes spotlight amid royal fever in Fiji

Oct 24, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Meghan sends adoring Fijians into a frenzy, taking the center stage from husband Prince Harry to passionately promote women's rights

This handout from the Fijian Government taken and released on October 24, 2018 shows Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (C) touring the municipal market in Suva. British royal Meghan Markle recounted her own struggles to afford university as she passionately promoted female education to Fijian students in her first speech of the Oceania royal tour on October 24. Handout / FIJIAN GOVERNMENT / AFP

Royals Harry and Meghan go barefoot on Bondi

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:31 PM

Expectant Meghan put on a summer dress and set aside her high heels, while Harry ditched his usual suit for chinos as the couple lapped up cheers from Australian fans and enjoyed Bondi's surf

BAREFOOT ON BONDI. Britain's Prince Harry walks with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they meet the local community at Bondi Beach in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Photo by David Moir/AFP