Sunday, July 3, 2022

Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 features huge names

Calvin Harris has unveiled the star-studded list of artists featured on 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2’. The superstar DJ's...

Latest Posts

James Bay: Sad songs come naturally

James Bay finds "sad songs come naturally" to him. The 'Hold Back the River' hitmaker has previously opened up...

John Frusciante didn’t trust himself enough when he joined Red Hot Chili Peppers

John Frusciante tried too hard to impress people when he joined Red Hot Chili Peppers. The rocker was just...

Noel Gallagher regularly offered ‘couple of hundred million’ to reform Oasis

Noel Gallagher claims he regularly gets offered "a couple of hundred million dollars" to reform Oasis. The 'Holy Mountain'...

Emily Eavis: Jay-Z broke boundaries with Glastonbury set

Emily Eavis believes Jay-Z headlining Glastonbury broke all “boundaries” for the festival. The ’99 Problems’ hitmaker was the first...

Prince William expresses ‘profound sorrow’ over slavery

Prince William has expressed his “profound sorrow” over slavery.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended an official dinner and reception hosted by the Governor General of Jamaica at King’s House in Kingston, Jamaica, on Wednesday (23.03.22), where the 39-year-old royal denounced the “abhorrent” slave trade.

Speaking on the couple’s fifth day of their Caribbean tour, he said: “I want to express my profound sorrow. Slavery was abhorrent. And it should never have happened.

“While the pain runs deep, Jamaica continues to forge its future with determination, courage and fortitude.

“The strength and shared sense of purpose of the Jamaican people, represented in your flag and motto, celebrate an invincible spirit.

“I strongly agree with my father, The Prince of Wales, who said in Barbados last year that the appalling atrocity of slavery forever stains our history.”

William also insisted his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, has a “deep affection” for Jamaica.

He said: “It is no secret that the queen has a deep affection for Jamaica, forged on her very first visit here with my grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1953.

“And likewise, I have been touched to hear today from Jamaicans, young and old, about their affection for the queen.

“Her dedication, commitment, and sense of duty to the Commonwealth family is deeply admired.

“She may be my actual grandmother, but everyone counts her as their grandmother too. And I’m OK with that.”

William’s words come after Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed to the duke and duchess that the country is seeking to become “independent”.

The British royals’ arrival on the Caribbean island on Tuesday (22.03.22) was marked by protests seeking slave reparations from the monarchy amid calls for the country to drop the queen as head of state.

The Prime Minister told the couple: “We’re very, very happy to have you and we hope you’ve received a warm welcome of the people.

“Jamaica is a very free and liberal country and the people are very expressive – and I’m certain that you would have seen the spectrum of expressions yesterday.

“There are issues here, which as you know, are unresolved, but your presence gives us an opportunity for those issues to be placed in context, to be out front and centre and to be addressed as best we can.

“But Jamaica is, as you would see, is a country that is proud of its history and very proud of what we have achieved.

“And we’re moving on and we intend to … fulfil our true ambitions and destiny to become an independent, developed and prosperous country.”

Latest Posts

James Bay: Sad songs come naturally

James Bay finds "sad songs come naturally" to him. The 'Hold Back the River' hitmaker has previously opened up...

John Frusciante didn’t trust himself enough when he joined Red Hot Chili Peppers

John Frusciante tried too hard to impress people when he joined Red Hot Chili Peppers. The rocker was just...

Noel Gallagher regularly offered ‘couple of hundred million’ to reform Oasis

Noel Gallagher claims he regularly gets offered "a couple of hundred million dollars" to reform Oasis. The 'Holy Mountain'...

Emily Eavis: Jay-Z broke boundaries with Glastonbury set

Emily Eavis believes Jay-Z headlining Glastonbury broke all “boundaries” for the festival. The ’99 Problems’ hitmaker was the first...

Don't Miss

Nicola Roberts to play Southern Comfort’s Pride pop-up

Nicola Roberts is set to perform as part of Southern Comfort's Pride celebrations in London. The Girls Aloud star...

Bebe Rexha shares snippet of Break My Heart Myself remix with ITZY

Bebe Rexha is set to drop a remix of 'Break My Heart Myself' featuring K-Pop girl group ITZY. The...

Travis Scott announces first UK gig since Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott's first concert in the UK since the Astroworld tragedy will take place in August. The 31-year-old rapper...

Lewis Capaldi served ‘Mega Pint’ of Guinness at Belfast boozer

Lewis Capaldi was challenged to down a 'Mega Pint' of Guinness at a pub in Belfast. The Scottish superstar...

Bebe Rexha shares snippet of Breaky My Heart Myself remix with ITZY

Bebe Rexha is set to drop a remix of 'Break My Heart Myself' featuring K-Pop girl group ITZY. The...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.