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CNN —Carlos Alcaraz overcame a slow start to beat Tommy Paul in four sets on Tuesday and book his place in the Wimbledon semifinals. “At the beginning, the first set and the beginning of the second set, it kind of felt like I was playing on clay. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals, in what is a rematch of their semifinal clash from last year’s tournament. The 27-year-old continued his impressive play on Tuesday against Alcaraz, winning the first set and holding a 2-0 lead in the second. Sinner did impressively win the fourth set but appeared to run out of steam in the final set as Medvedev booked his spot in the final four.
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Welcome to the Wimbledon briefing, where The Athletic will explain the stories behind the stories on each day of the tournament. For world No 2 Coco Gauff, the draw at this year’s Wimbledon has been more than kind: It’s been positively loving. There are no Wimbledon champions in this half of the draw, but there is still a four-time slam winner. (Glyn Kirk / AFP via Getty Images)Can Frances Tiafoe make this the first day of the rest of his tennis life? Tiafoe came back from two sets down for the first time in his career, winning 6-7(5), 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.
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Drawings by teenage Queen Victoria to go up for auction
  + stars: | 2024-07-01 | by ( Rosa Rahimi | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +3 min
London CNN —A set of 19th-century drawings by a teenage Queen Victoria will be put up for auction in London next week. An ink drawing by Queen Victoria, titled "A seated woman with a crown and sash" and dated 1838, is inscribed "by Her Majesty." George Hayter also gave the Queen drawing lessons, and Russell believes these drawings show his influence “quite closely”. The auction house has previously sold other works by royal artists, including a painting by Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Victoria, which fetched £4,198 (around $5,320) last year. The Royal Collection Trust, which looks after the royal family’s art collection, has more than 4,000 works by Queen Victoria, spanning 64 years of her life.
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Welcome to the Little Britain Inn, a corner of Germany that shall remain forever England. Because that’s the thing about the Little Britain Inn. In fact, the reason the Little Britain Inn exists is because of a cross-cultural argument. The Little Britain Inn also rates 4.8 out of 5 on Google. Some of our best guests have been here eight or 10 times – it’s like they’re our friends.”Today, the Little Britain Inn is going from strength to strength.
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Last year, Carlos Alcaraz downed Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller in the men’s final, while Markéta Vondroušová became the first unseeded woman in history to win the Wimbledon title after beating Ons Jabeur. Reaching the quarterfinal of the French Open will have been a confidence boost, despite being comfortably beaten by Iga Świątek. Novak Djokovic was forced to withdraw from the French Open with a knee injury. 1 in the world rankings after his run to the semifinals at the French Open, where he was defeated in a five-set thriller by eventual winner Alcaraz. Her career struggles on grass are curious, especially given that she won the Junior Wimbledon title in 2018 for the only grand slam title of her junior career.
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Nearly 20 years ago, a wry young human rights lawyer, Keir Starmer, told a documentary filmmaker that it had struck him as “odd” to receive the title of Queen’s Counsel, “since I often used to propose the abolition of the monarchy.”Mr. Starmer, now the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, has long since disavowed his anti-monarchy statements as youthful indiscretions. In 2014, he knelt before Charles, then the Prince of Wales, who tapped him on the shoulder with a sword and awarded him a knighthood. If Sir Keir Starmer is swept into 10 Downing Street in the general election next week, as polls suggest he will be, he may end up more politically in sync with Charles then the last two Conservative prime ministers, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, whose terms have overlapped with the king’s reign. On issues including climate change, housing, immigration and Britain’s relations with the European Union, experts say, Mr. Starmer is likely to find common ground with a king who holds longstanding, often fervent, views on those issues but is constitutionally barred from taking any role in politics.
Persons: Keir Starmer, Mr, Starmer, Charles, Prince of Wales, Sir Keir Starmer, Charles then, Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss Organizations: Britain’s Labour Party, Conservative, European Union
Is Iga Swiatek going to make her move on grass and further cement her position as the player to beat across the WTA? Probably not, since that meniscus belongs to one Novak Djokovic, the seven-time Wimbledon champion and the world’s best grass-court player. Then he showed up in London this week and started testing out the knee with practice sessions on the grass. Charlie EccleshareWill Swiatek win her first Wimbledon title? She’s never been past the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and her game isn’t a natural fit on the grass.
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If Murray is unable to play singles, he may still participate in the men’s doubles alongside his brother Jamie. “I’m going to wait until the last minute to see if I’m going to be able to and I’ve earned that right to do that. I would say it’s probably more likely that I’m not able to play singles right now. That can be special as well.”Looking beyond Wimbledon, Murray is planning his retirement from the sport and says the Olympic Games in Paris could well be his last tournament. “But if I’m able to play at Wimbledon and if I’m able to play at the Olympics, that’s most likely going to be it.”
Persons: Andy Murray, Murray, he, Jamie, ” Murray, I’m, I’ve, , that’s, Organizations: CNN, Wimbledon, Queen’s, Olympic Games Locations: London, Wimbledon, Paris, New York
London CNN —When Elvis Presley’s debut album took the charts by storm in 1956, “Blue Suede Shoes” was its opening track. Now, the King’s very own blue suede shoes have sold for the princely sum of £120,000 (around $152,000) after they went up for grabs at British auction house Henry Aldridge and Son on Friday. The shoes were bought by a client from California, Henry Aldridge and Son told CNN. That night Elvis gave me these blue suede shoes size 10 1/2. According to Henry Aldridge and Son, another iconic piece of music history was sold on the same day as Presley’s shoes.
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King Charles III takes the reins at Royal Ascot
  + stars: | 2024-06-21 | by ( Billy Stockwell | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +6 min
London CNN —Arriving in a horse-drawn open carriage, King Charles III and Queen Camilla attended Royal Ascot in style this week. “We wish all the participants this week the very best of luck in seeking that unique thrill of a Royal Ascot winner.”Last year’s Royal Ascot saw an unlikely win for Charles, with his horse, Desert Hero, overcoming odds of 18 to 1 to land first place. This love of horses has bound together multiple generations of the royal family, from the time of Queen Anne in the 18th century, when Royal Ascot was created, to the present day. Queen Elizabeth II and John Warren cheer on her horse Estimate to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on June 20, 2013. Getty ImagesAnd given Charles’ good fortune at last year’s Royal Ascot, it seems Queen Elizabeth’s lucky streak has passed down to her son.
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CNN —In what is likely to be his final appearance at Queen’s, Andy Murray earned a hard fought first-round victory over Alexei Popyrin on his 1,000th ATP Tour appearance. If this is to be the final grass court season of his illustrious career, Murray’s 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over world No. “Obviously, during the match, it’s difficult, but great reward at the end for the hard work and effort I put into the match. Alcaraz off to a winning startCarlos Alcaraz celebrates a point against Francisco Cerundolo during their match on Tuesday. “The first match in any tournament is never easy but even more difficult here on grass, starting the grass season,” Alcaraz said, per the ATP.
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The ‘experiential’ complexes, called Netflix Houses, will include elaborate events, themed gift shops and restaurants. In a repurposing of empty retail space, the houses will occupy former department store locations at Dallas Galleria and King of Prussia Mall (near Philadelphia). Shonda Rhimes, Golda Rosheuvel and cast members visit The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience in New York on April 30, 2023. For years (the show launched in 2020) the “Queen’s Ball” has been staged in various cities two or three times daily. “Netflix House represents the next generation of our distinctive offerings,” said Netflix Chief Marketing Officer Marian Lee, in a statement.
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London Stadium, London CNN —As the sun descended in east London, so did tens of thousands of baseball fans as America’s pastime once again made its way across the Atlantic Ocean to England’s capital. The seven-time All-Star’s Great British love-in continued throughout the weekend, and in the opening game of the series, Harper played the starring role. If these international events are put on to attract new fans, Harper was certainly doing his best to persuade them to follow baseball. Kaitlin Olson (far left), McElhenney (second from right), former Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley (far right) and Harper participate in opening ceremonies. The wait is now on to see which two teams will do battle in the next edition of the London Series.
Persons: Rob McElhenney, Kirsty Wigglesworth, Bryce Harper, Harper, Ryan Pierse, ” Harper, West Ham –, Mary DeCicco, , Freddie Mercury, Winston Churchill, King Henry VIII, Alex Bierens de Haan, Kaitlin Olson, Chase Utley, McElhenney, Olson, Vera Nieuwenhuis Organizations: London, London CNN —, Major League Baseball, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Premier League soccer, West Ham, Phillies, Mets, UK Phillies, Spice, Philly, Arsenal, Tottenham, Premier League, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Baseball, Britain, King’s Guard, Wrexham AFC Locations: London, British, Philadelphia, Chelsea, West, America, New York
CNN —A 60-year-old Argentine beauty queen’s run for Miss Universe may have come to an end, but she says her remarkable journey is the “first step of a change” in society’s perceptions. Alejandra Rodriguez made headlines across the world in April when she was crowned Miss Buenos Aires, becoming the first sexagenarian to win a contest organized by the Miss Universe franchise. “This is the first step of a change that is coming,” Rodriguez, an attorney and journalist by profession, told CNN en Español after the contest. Rodriguez’s participation was only made possible after the Miss Universe organization changed its rules related to age. The winner on Saturday was Magalí Benejam, who at 29 would have been ruled too old to compete under the previous rules.
Persons: Alejandra Rodriguez, ” Rodriguez, , , Magalí Benejam Organizations: CNN, Miss, Miss Universe, Miss Argentina Locations: Argentine, Miss Buenos Aires
Here’s why we eat popcorn at the movies
  + stars: | 2024-05-25 | by ( Alicia Wallace | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +11 min
But the perfect (and very profitable) pairing of today wasn’t always the case: For many years, movie theaters wanted nothing to do with the snack. People watch movies in a newly reopened AMC River East theater on Aug. 20, 2020, in Chicago. Popular movies often bring collectible cups and popcorn buckets, or, in industry-speak, Collectible Concession Vehicles (CCVs). The cinema business will continue to evolve, but one thing will remain constant, said Gil of Queen’s University. “Theaters will stop playing movies before they will actually stop selling popcorn.”
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We met at the Oscars, and she’s just as lovely and gracious and cool as you could imagine,” Taylor-Joy says of Theron. “We are due a very long dinner, just to swap war stories. Charlize Theron in "Mad Max: Fury Road." “Just as we wrote the story for Furiosa, we’ve written a story for Max in the year before we meet him in ‘Fury Road,’” Miller teased. “So, I know what happens to him, and I’ve certainly speculated about what happens after ‘Fury Road.’”
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London CNN —UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a snap general election for July 4 in a statement outside Downing Street on Wednesday evening, as his Conservative Party faces an uphill struggle to extend its 14 years in power. But a fall in inflation rates, announced earlier Wednesday, provided the backdrop for his announcement. The move will be welcomed by the buoyant Labour Party, led by Keir Starmer, which is soaring in the opinion polls and has sought to present itself as a reformed and moderate group that is ready for power. Sunak walks back inside on Wednesday after announcing the July 4 date for the election. But Johnson’s premiership collapsed after a string of scandals, paving the way for his then-finance minister Sunak to emerge as a frontrunner for the leadership.
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CNN —King Charles III’s first official portrait was unveiled this week, and I’m sure his majesty would agree it’s a stirring sight. Unfortunately for Yeo, Charles and the butterfly, nothing about the portrait has garnered nearly so much comment as its dominant color. Besides these ceremonial outings, Charles has recently been less prominent in British public life than ever, particularly following the announcement in February of his cancer diagnosis. Charles’ private wealth dwarfs that of any other member of his family. Join us on Twitter and FacebookIn the last 10 years alone, that system has reportedly made King Charles more than £60 million ($76 million) richer.
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Alongside them are the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, plus Princess Alexandra and the Duchess of Kent, all holding their newborn babies. The Royal Family at Royal Lodge, 1943, conveying a reassuring sense of domesticity and calm during the war. Royal Collection TrustBeaton was the official photographer for Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953. Snowdon/Royal Collection TrustAnother highlight is the earliest surviving color print of a member of the royal family. Paolo Roversi/Royal Collection TrustGET OUR FREE ROYAL NEWSLETTER • Sign up to CNN’s Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on the royal family, what they are up to in public and what’s happening behind palace walls.
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Royal warrants act as a stamp of approval to indicate the preferred goods and services used by the royal household and senior members of the royal family. The use of royal warrants can be traced back to medieval times when Henry II first granted a Royal Charter to the Weavers’ Company, according to the Royal Warrants Holders Association. In the 15th century, the first official royal warrants were granted, including to the King’s printer, William Caxton. A window display at Fortnum and Mason celebrates the coronation of King Charles III on April 29, 2023 in London, England. “It seems quite clear that if there are any [Environmental, Social and Governance] problems with the company, they will not get a royal warrant,” he said.
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London CNN —Buckingham Palace has written to an animal rights group to confirm that Queen Camilla will no longer buy clothes that include animal pelts. The letter sent to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and seen by CNN, said that: “Her Majesty will not procure any new fur garments.” It is unclear, however, what the Queen’s position is with regard to fur items in her existing wardrobe. The move follows a similar stand taken by her late mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled out buying new fur products back in 2019. The palace’s correspondence was in response to a letter sent by PETA to the Queen in April. In it, Elisa Allen, vice president of the organization’s UK programs and operations, detailed the cruel practices which, it says, are employed in the fur industry, as well its impact on the environment.
Persons: Buckingham, Queen Camilla, Queen Elizabeth II, Elisa Allen, Ingrid Newkirk, claret, Angela Kelly, Dresser, ” Kelly, Organizations: London CNN, Animals, PETA, CNN,
Fast Food Forever: How McHaters Lost the Culture War
  + stars: | 2024-05-12 | by ( Brian Gallagher | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +1 min
The camera zooms in on a large woman, sitting on a cooler at the beach. It cuts to a shirtless man, also quite large, his face blurred out. The next shot shows another overweight man, sitting on a beach towel with plastic grocery bags arrayed in front of him. Directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, the bootstrapped, lo-fi documentary was a smash hit, grossing more than $22 million on a $65,000 budget. McDonald’s, specifically, became a symbol for the glossy hegemony of American capitalism both at home and abroad.
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More than a million people thronged Brazil’s Copacabana beach for a free Madonna concert on Saturday, braving the heat to see the end of her “Celebration” world tour. The sand and oceanfront boulevard around Rio de Janeiro’s famed beach were filled for several blocks by a crowd the city estimated at 1.6 million. Rio’s state and city governments said they spent $3.9 million on the concert. Rio’s state and city governments said they spent 20 million reais ($3.9 million) on the concert, while the rest was financed by private sponsors. The authorities estimate the concert could bring about 300 million reais to Rio’s economy.
Persons: Mauro Pimentel, , ” Madonna, Anitta, Pabllo, Rod Stewart, Taylor Swift Organizations: Rio de, Firefighters, Vogue Locations: Rio, AFP, Brazilian
CNN —“Monkey Man,” Dev Patel’s directorial debut action thriller that he also stars in, wrote and produced, opens with a tale familiar to Hindus around the world. This mythology is the foundation of “Monkey Man,” which hit theaters on April 5. In "Monkey Man," Kid plots revenge on the corrupt forces that raided his forest village and killed his mother. Dev Patel directed, wrote, produced and starred in the action thriller "Monkey Man," which is inspired by the Hindu legend of Hanuman. “Monkey Man,” then, is a warning about what can happen when people are oppressed and disempowered for too long.
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London CNN —Another official photograph involving Catherine, Princess of Wales was digitally manipulated, according to a leading photo agency, sparking a second royal retouching controversy just as Kate was spotted in public for the first time in months. On Saturday, Prince William and Kate were spotted and photographed at a farm shop near their home, easing questions over her health. The princess was also photographed earlier this month inside her private car departing Windsor Castle, as she attended a private appointment on March 11, Kensington Palace previously told CNN. Getty said in an editor’s note that the image “has been digitally enhanced at source.” CNN has contacted the agency; Kensington Palace declined to comment when contacted Tuesday. Getty in particular has long had a close relationship with Kensington Palace; they have often been invited to conduct shoots of royals, and have sponsored royal events.
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