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Why the fashion industry needs a value overhaul

Over the course of the last year, the pace of life has drastically slowed down, allowing a number of important conversations to take place. Important power structures, from Hollywood, to the royal family, to our own university have been called upon to begin the momentous task of dismantling institutionalised patterns of discrimination.  However, the fashion […]

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The fallout of the ‘Sussex sit-down’ with Oprah shows limited progress since Princess Diana

The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was hailed as a turning point for the British monarchy. Their wedding was lauded as a symbol of Britain’s multiculturalism that might drag the Royal Family kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century. Less than three years on following their dramatic exit from “the firm”, the Sussex’s […]

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Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Harry and Meghan: entrapment, the media and the institution

TW: Discussions of racism In an interview full of revelations, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sat down with Oprah Winfrey to describe royal life behind closed doors and the events that led to their withdrawal. Meghan Markle spoke of her loneliness, despair and contemplation of suicide.  “I was ashamed to have to admit it […]

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‘Royal-tea’: the long-lasting fascination of Princess Diana

The recent release of season 4 of the British period drama TV series, The Crown, has unsurprisingly caused a lot of buzz. This season is like no other as it paints a portrait of Britain in the 80s, brushing upon so many controversies; it is emotional, gripping, serving but at the same time spilling generous […]

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A Royal Mess

In the midst of all this nonsense going on with the junior royals it is important to remind ourselves that the (alleged) creepy uncle of the Windsor family – despite an impressive grilling from Emily Maitlis – has survived the questions regarding his sex offender (read: convicted paedophile) friend. It is well worth going back […]

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Race and revolution in the Royal family: what’s next for Harry and Meghan?

As a world renowned actress, Meghan Markle was no stranger to the spotlight before she met Prince Harry. However, few could have predicted the astronomical rise in attention she has received over the last few years since she married Britain’s favourite royal and one of the world’s (formerly) most eligible bachelors. Whilst the Sussex’s certainly […]

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TV

The Crown

Netflix’s lavish and highly anticipated third season of ‘The Crown’ dropped in full on Sunday, adding yet more fuel to the fire that currently is conversation regarding the British royal family. An obvious talking point was the shift from the original cast, led by the excellent Claire Foy and Matt Smith, to a slightly older, […]

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Windsor Time Up?

Wills and Kate, Harry and Megan, Charles and Camilla. Big Liz herself. We all know who they are, and we all must put up with the media’s fetish-like obsession with one absurdly wealthy family. They are famous for fame’s sake. The royals have not earned their place in Buckingham palace nor have they done anything […]