Elizabeth II wins her open war against a former butler: David, defeated by Goliath

Isabel II I had been upset for a long time and did not want to give in to the attitude of a former butler who worked for Prince Charles between 2005 and 2011. Grant Harrold, 42, no longer collaborates with the royal family. After leaving the Palace team, she began a new life that has given the Queen many headaches.

[LEA MÁS: La culpa de Harry y la obstinación de Meghan: un nuevo libro revela nuevos datos]

As reported by ‘Daily Mail’, Harrold continued to define himself as a “royal butler” and once his duties with Isabel II were completed, he opened a “Royal School of Butlers” and a “Royal School of etiquette” to share his knowledge.

Isabel II. (Getty)
Isabel II. (Getty)

But if something has become clear to us after the Megxit, it is that the Queen does not like anyone to use a royal title or position when you are already out of the institution. He prohibited Meghan and Harry and Harrold was not going to be less.

One of the Queen’s ex-butler’s friends revealed that tensions were high between the two parties: “It is a real battle between David and Goliath. Why the hell couldn’t he call himself a “royal butler” if this is what he was? What will the Palace do? Ban it? “, he wondered.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  (Reuters)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (Reuters)

The prohibition of the Sussexes from using the royal title for commercial purposes seems to have created a precedent that must now be extended to all persons linked, in some way, to the Royal Household. “We cannot ask the duke of sussex don’t use the term ‘real’ and then allow let a former staff member do it, “said a source close to the Crown.

According to the Queen’s lawyers, Harrold was cheating on his students because calling himself that way, it seemed like he was still a ‘royal butler’ today.

Now, as reported by ‘The Times’, the queen has had her way. Harrold has lost in court and will have to pay £ 2,500 in court costs.


VIDEO.- “Do not applaud us, stay at home or take care because the health system is going to saturate”

Rosana Zubidi describes that in one of the COVID pavilions of the San Juan de Dios, where she works, the sound of the oxygen masks in the rooms is heard 24 hours a day. It is constant and overwhelming. She says that now, for the first time, she is stressed. She even had to leave her home to avoid putting her husband and children at risk. And that she has not been able to see her mother for a long time.

“I am a nurse in San Juan de Dios and I make this video to ask everyone to become aware, to take care of themselves, not to gather and not to go to the bars when it opens because the health system is collapsing. There are infected personnel and companions in serious condition. We are not superheroes and we have relatives next to us who are suffering. We do not need applause, what we need is for them to understand that they have to take care of themselves and think about the other and that is how they take care of us. They should avoid ending up in hospital in a therapy, because we do not know if in a few days there will be room or doctors and nurses to attend to them. There are more and more patients and hospitalized and yet more things are opened every day “, he recorded a video days ago that he uploaded to the networks social and went viral.

Zubidi works in one of the special rooms of the San Juan de Dios hospital. There are 8 rooms for 16 people. Initially it was a place for mild patients, but now it has become a more complex place. “Soon it will be an intermediate therapy room because mild patients are not even admitted,” she told ELDIA.COM while she said that she was part of and was the vice president of Hogar María Pueblo but that she cannot attend so as not to put

“It is becoming more and more complex despite the fact that respirators, beds and supplies were brought in. At first we had suspicious patients in my ward; now only positive, from moderate to complex. There were days when the 16 beds were full, at times they remain some free … For the first time we are stressed, exhausted and anguished, “he confessed in the talk before starting his work day.

In addition to daily work, nurses must contain people who are scared and need breathing. They cannot touch them and the care is strict. “When we enter their rooms they don’t even know who we are, because we are all covered with masks, chemise, chinstraps and more.”

For her the most complicated thing is the impossibility of the patient to receive visits. There are older people who cannot use their cell phones. And that, of course, for family members not being able to say goodbye to their loved ones is tremendous.

“In our room we have the plasma protocol and I can assure you that it improves the picture for almost everyone. Days ago a 90-year-old woman, Felipa, left the hospital, who stole the smile from all of us in the middle of this ordeal”, Zubini continued, who did not hesitate to point out that current patients enter the hospital with a strong viral load and that is why some go directly to intensive care. “Before there were two and a third is about to be added, ours,” she added.

Zubini said that the climate is bleak. There is silence and the noise of permanent oxygen is heard. Every time she enters a room she must change. Sometimes this is repeated many times because although the order is to enter the rooms as little as possible, if the patient requires attention, they must do so as many times as necessary. “Luckily we have all the necessary elements.”

“The health system is stressed and sick. There are infected colleagues and others isolated. The other day a colleague died in the children’s hospital. That is why I made the video, to ask people to continue taking care of themselves, that this virus is far away to finish and that continues attacking, “he closed his talk while the health personnel said they could not take vacations since March, that due to contagion some lost even their francs and Health codes.


“We want to avoid a second wave”

On August 13, the CPAS of Charleroi, under the chairmanship of Philippe Van Cauwenberghe, confirmed that all staff members who are in contact with users of accommodation facilities would be screened for Covid-19. The goal: “To prevent as much as possible the return of the epidemic, mainly in our nursing homes,” confirms President Van Cauwenberghe.

About 1,400 agents from different departments are tested: those in contact with users received in accommodation and / or treated structures, namely in the nine rest and care homes, at Maison Lancelot (reception service for minors ), in night shelters or even in the home care and services department.

Eight agents working in nursing homes are infected with the coronavirus

► More than 600 agents still need to be tested


how she overcame bulimia and ate a healthy diet, what the princess ate

Every anniversary of the death of Lady Di It is the reason for the review of her life, of which there are still numerous speculations, and even theories about whether her death was really an accident or even if she was murdered. Her popularity has not waned in all this time and she continues to live up to the nickname she was given, the ‘people’s princess’. Not surprisingly, documentaries about her life do not stop appearing and the world’s main media continue to publish unpublished or unknown information and details about her.

Three years ago, when a more round anniversary was reached, two decades after his death, whatever buckingham chief and spent eleven years in the service of Diana of Wales spoke openly about his shared experiences with the ex-wife of Charles of England. Darren McGrady says that the time she worked in Kensington they were very happy and Diana had a balanced and healthy diet, although from time to time she was indulgent with herself and allowed a small transgression.

Darren McGrady, in a file image.  (Getty)
Darren McGrady, in a file image. (Getty)

McGrady began working for the Princess of Wales after she separated from Prince Charles in 1992. After having been battling bulimia, a circumstance that she managed to overcome, she changed her life by starting to count on the services of the chef, according to this counted in the book ‘Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances From a Palace Kitchen”, that saw the light in 2017.

“She was entering a new stage in her life and taking better care of herself. The years as a bulimic were over and she was eating properly,” she wrote in her book, while revealing to ‘The Daily Mail’ that she avoided carbohydrates and red meat.

Carlos and Diana, in 1992. (Reuters)
Carlos and Diana, in 1992. (Reuters)

Diana exercised regularly and dined on boiled potatoes and egg whites with paprika and poached chicken. She also loved stuffed peppers: “She used to say to me: ‘You take care of the fats, I’ll do the same with the carbohydrates in the gym,” the chef revealed in the same interview.

There are many ‘secrets’ that the chef uncovered about Diana, who was very methodical when it came to meals, although she made exceptions when she had guests. McGrady stresses that she preferred vegetarian dishes when she dined alone, but that if she had guests with other preferences she used to please them, such as when Clint Eastwood She asked her for lamb, which she also ate: “The princess nape ate a lot of red meat, never beef or pork, and occasionally lamb, when she was hosting her guests, but most of the time she ate meat, fish or vegetarian dishes” .

Princess Diana of Wales, with her children.  (Reuters)
Princess Diana of Wales, with her children. (Reuters)

However, the princess was not in the least severe with feeding their childrenHe understood that they were children and, within limits, they had to be pleased. “They were princes, but they had childish palates,” says the chef, who says that their menus used to include pizza or fish sticks, but even so, his mother wanted their diet to be balanced, so she asked him for healthy meals that looked like what they used to like so that they wouldn’t feel forced to eat something they didn’t like.

Diana, yes, had a predilection for sweets, her guilty pleasure, and her favorite dessert It was the bread and butter pudding, and he used to enjoy watching his particular chef prepare it while eating the raisins on top …


The first trans neighborhood is inaugurated at the initiative of a nun – News

The first housing complex for trans women in the world was inaugurated this week in the city of Neuquén at the initiative of a nun on land ceded to his monastery by the municipality and with funds contributed by the provincial government, an experience that deserved words of congratulations even from Pope Francis.

This “Social Tutored Condominium for Trans Women” has 12 studio apartments that represent a permanent housing solution for a dozen trans people between 40 and 70 years of age in vulnerable situations, who received them in loan format and will be transferred to other colleagues in the event of death.

The houses were built by the Provincial Institute of Housing and Urbanism (IPVU) in the Confluencia neighborhood and delivered for their administration to the Order of Discalced Carmelites, from the original idea of Monica Astorga Cremona (53), the so-called “nun of trans”.

/ Embedded Code Home // End Embed Code /

“This has to be the starting point, because if a nun could make her dream come true, how much more can the government do!” He told Telam this mother superior of the convent of Neuquén.

“Of course it costs: it took me three years and I think it came out as heavy as I am,” he laughs over the phone.

That is why what she experienced last Monday was so glorious for her: that day, together with Governor Omar Gutiérrez and Mayor Mariano Gaido (MPN), she was finally able to cut the inauguration tapes of the “Costa Limay Sustentable” complex.

“Congratulations on your new home!” Said the welcome text that was waiting for them hanging from the balconies on the first floor, signed by the Los Amigos work cooperative, which built the work.

As part of the act, the nun accompanied each one to open the door of their new home for the first time.

“They couldn’t even hold the key because of crying. They couldn’t believe what was happening and I remember one of them told me ” the bathroom is bigger than the room where I lived, ”” he said.

Congratulations even reached Cremona from Pope Francis.

/ Embedded Code Home /

/ End Embed Code /

It is a two-story building with six 40-square-meter apartments on each level, a multipurpose room and a 120-square-meter park to be used for garden, recreation and parking, with an investment of 27.6 million euros. pesos.

The houses are equipped with kitchen and bathroom, heating and hot water tank, as well as an individual balcony or a small internal patio.

Astorga clarifies that “It is not a refuge or a trans home”, but houses that are granted on loan, “as if it were a rent, but without paying anything and without installments.”

“If they comply with the regulations of any rental, they stay for life, but those who do not respect them are given a warning and the third party is removed,” he explained.

And, although four of the beneficiaries moved with their partners, in case of death, their partners “have to leave because the idea is that it is always occupied by a trans.”

By not having to pay and receive a food bag and a non-contributory pension, some of them can subsist without working during this quarantine, while others are already making food and sweets or preserves, while they wait to resume their jobs in different trades, such as hairdressing or caring for the elderly.

One of the beneficiaries is Erika Díaz (60), who is convinced that, from now on, her life “will be wonderful.”

“In the tenancies in which I was never lived well and they charge us fortunes for the mere fact of being transvestites,” he told Télam.

“We always live in the worst places, but now everything is going to change for us; I’m going to start living during the day, because I was in prostitution, always at night,” she added.

Apartment No. 11 on the top floor was Paola Guerrero (46), who assures that the new home she shares with her toy poodle, Rocco, is “dreamy” and makes her feel “like a queen.”

“With most of the girls we already knew each other and, although with some I have more affinity than with others, we have a very good coexistence,” she says after briefly interrupting the communication to greet her friend from 10.

The things she enjoys most about her new home is “being able to get up in the morning and take a hot shower” without fear of getting sick, because she no longer has to cross the patio to use a shared bathroom; and “the windows facing east”, covered with “light curtains” so that the sun wakes her up every day and makes the brand new artifacts shine.

Guerrero is a “survivor of the scourge of prostitution”, who is now dedicated to the care of the elderly, and the youngest is a group of four sisters, which includes two trans women: the other is Andrea, who “is the opposite of me. “, but it was also related to the social action of the Church to set up a community dining room in the Buenos Aires city of Bahía Blanca, where all the rest of the family lives and who dreams of showing them their new home.

“I am very happy, very grateful to God and to Sister Monica, who reported back with us. We must make a monument to that nun. It is in all the details. They have attacked her so much! But, with the strength that God, keep pulling for us, “he said.

For her part, the Director of Promotion of Rights of the Neuquén Government, Alejandra Rodríguez Carrera, stressed that “this is unique, because it makes it possible to change the reality of these survivors” who “were very beaten by life”, either by “family expulsion “, the systematic” discrimination “that prevented them from completing their studies and having” a formal job other than prostitution “, or due to health problems related to” industrial silicones and oils “and some” diseases “.

The official explained that the housing project was possible after the creation of the Diversity area in 2015 and the completion of a census on the trans population two years later.

The information obtained determined that a trans person in Neuquén has a life expectancy that does not exceed 45 years and those over 56 represent 5%.

“Many people already knew about the situation of trans women, but you can know it and do nothing or you can allocate funds as the Government of Neuquén did to obtain data and then act accordingly,” associating with Mónica Astorga, who had been working for the same.


the poignant letter from a former teacher to the deputy Georges Dallemagne (cdH)

Suddenly, this reader wrote to the deputy cdH and she testified about her experience of this father that her children resigned themselves to placing in a nursing home, in view of his state of health. And of this end of life which turned into a nightmare.

Terrible disarray

We will respect the anonymity of this lady, because it is her will. As we will also ensure the anonymity of the nursing home, as it is not for us to judge what has been done right or wrong during this period which is quite appalling for so many people across the country. But just the testimony of our reader speaks volumes about the distress of the residents and their relatives, and much worse when the first cities did not come out of it.

« Confession »

Here are some excerpts from this letter which the complainant called “Confession”. Like a cry for help too, the words appear at the end of the letter.

This former teacher lived with her 96-year-old father, “suffering from a cured and stabilized cancer” … But a father at the end of his rope despite the beautiful bond that united them.

The old man is therefore placed in a nursing home and his children visit him every day. “He is spoiled, pampered … Even too spoiled, the staff will tell us,” wrote our witness.

“Dad sits all day in a wheelchair he can’t handle on his own. Our last visit was on March 10. We learn the next day that the residents are confined to their rooms because of the Covid (There will be no case in this nursing home)… We see dad by video conference. He doesn’t understand and beckons us to come. His reactions, his energy, his gaze, his words gradually diminish, until they become weak, even absent. It’s the feeling of total abandonment… ”

► “We were unjustly robbed of the life and death of our father”: here is some extracts from this letter.

Great interview with Georges Dallemagne: ” Serologic testing is required every 3 months »


Why does California have low COVID-19 numbers in the US drama? – Telemundo 52

LOS ANGELES – Early confinement and other prevention measures promoted by the state government have allowed California, with more than 40 million inhabitants and some 300 deaths from COVID-19, to become an example of how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in United States.

So far, the nation’s largest metropolis, Los Angeles, with more than 10 million citizens, has recorded fewer than 6,000 cases and 132 deaths, far from New York City, which has 8 and a half million inhabitants. and it has confirmed some 130,000 infections and more than 4,000 deaths.

“California has been doing quite well in the COVID-19 pandemic, with a relatively low number of infected per 100,000 people and a low death rate,” said Professor Karin Michels, head of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).


California Governor Gavin Newsom was one of the first in the country to enact relatively strict confinement, allowing only “essential” activities such as going to the grocery store and pharmacy, and exercising respect for safety distances between people.

In contrast, eight states – Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming – have not mandated their residents to stay home.

“The governor issued ‘home security’ and ‘shelter’ orders relatively quickly. Universities like UCLA and other large employers closed even earlier and sent people to work, teach and study from home,” said Michels, who has extensive experience in disease prevention, public health and statistical methods.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, California schools may continue to be closed until the end of August.

Newsom also took the initiative to decree the closure of schools, which will remain closed until next year, as a preventive measure; in asking President Donald Trump to send a hospital ship to Los Angeles to support local hospitals before it reached a hypothetical peak in the number of cases, which has not yet occurred; and in closing the state’s beaches and parks.

Another point that seems to have helped so far in the exceptional case of California against COVID-19, according to experts, is the low population density of the state, which reduces the possibility of contagion and allows better compliance with the rules of social distancing.

 Despite having a large population, Californians do not live in
as dense as New Yorkers. Cities spread with
Few skyscrapers: Relative to other states, many more people in
 California lives in houses, not in apartment buildings or buildings
high, “summarizes Michels, who is based on data from a study of his


California has had a much lower per capita death rate than most of the nation’s largest states, with the exception of Texas.

“The state has a low average age and a high
density of healthcare facilities, which may have contributed to
 the low mortality rate, “explained Michels.

According to a recent study published in The Lancet, the mortality rate among those infected with 20 years of age is 0.03%, while for those 70 years of age it is 8.6%.

Cautious tone

 Californian authorities have projected alarming numbers in the
recent weeks, although so far those estimates have not been

Newsom himself foresaw two weeks ago that more than half the state’s population, or about 25 million people, would become infected, so he begged its residents to follow the guidelines to the letter.

For his part, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, did not hesitate to forecast that the city “would follow in the footsteps of New York” in number of cases, a catastrophic scenario that is still far away.

COVID-19 affects children differently than adults. This is what the doctors say in the following video.

The United States on Monday exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus, with 10,335 and almost 350,000 infected, making it the third country with the most deaths after Italy and Spain, according to the count of the Center for Systems, Science and Engineering (CSSE) from Johns Hopkins University (Maryland).

The new data is known after this Sunday
President Donald Trump, during his usual daily press conference,
make sure “this will probably be the hardest week, between this
week and next, and there will be a lot of death. ”

The state of New York, the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, accumulates with these latest figures a total of 4,758 deaths and 130,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to just over 122,000 that it had a day earlier.


Entries can be submitted to the ‘Etxebegiak’ competition until 10 May

Sade and Ikertz have promoted a family initiative called ‘Etxebegiak’; participants will have to create a film at home. People of any age can participate, individually or in groups, if they have the same cohabitation unit. The subject is free. It can represent the reality of confinement, or reproduce a mythical movie scene. Entries can be submitted until May 10.

To participate, form one must be filled. Teaching Guide they have also prepared one to help participants, encourage them to think together, talk about the reality they want to portray and decide how to explain it.

There will be three opportunities to participate. The first, ‘Minuto Lumière’, is a tribute to the Lumière brothers, the inventors of cinema. The second, ‘Minute Alice Guy’, a tribute to the inventor of the cinematic language Alice Guy. Third, ‘Unmodified Opportunity’. The instructions for each option can be consulted in the teaching unit.

Candidates must follow the following rules: the short film must be original and unpublished, that is, it must never have been presented in the media (on the Internet, on television, in cinemas …), at a festival or in any competition. The title, description and credit titles of the short film must appear. It should last between one and three minutes. It can be in Basque, Spanish or mute. Works will be accepted in any digital format. They also warned that the organization will reject and remove all videos that violate people’s honor or right to privacy, that contain racist messages, or that apologize for the violence.

The works that have reached the final will jump to the big screen at the Looks Amateur Film Festival. These works will be screened in a round table moderated by film professionals. Numerous prizes will be distributed among the winners of the different categories. Competition all bases are available online.


Larreta announced measures for older adults: I ask you to stay at home, without exceptions

“We ask older adults over 70 to stay in their homes, no more outings,” Rodríguez Larreta said during a press conference in which he indicated that the planned accompaniment will be through a network of volunteers.

The main thing is to help them stay at home: we are going to provide them with assistance so that other people collaborate with their purchases, procedures or the walk of their pets and also to promote the emotional bond in a virtual way with family members or volunteers, so that they are contained“explained the Head of Government.

Larreta explained that the City Government launched a care network “with public, private and civil society actors looking at each individual case.” In this framework, an agreement was signed with the building managers so that, “in addition to reinforcing hygiene and disinfection measures in common spaces, they can help older people who need it on a daily basis.”

The official also stated that all older adults who live alone or with other seniors can call 147 option 2, and request the assistance of one of the volunteers from the Senior Care program.


Marius Gilbert: “We are moving towards systematic screening in nursing homes, but it takes time”

The first wave of coronavirus screening in nursing homes started on Monday, no less than 20,000 tests will be carried out this week.

Lhe first wave of coronavirus testing in nursing homes began on Monday. In total, no less than 20,000 tests, delivered by the federal government to the regions, will be carried out this week.

Interviewed by RTBF, Marius Gilbert, researcher in epidemiology at ULB, said that “even if a person is asymptomatic positive, he can be removed from contact with residents and do other tasks in the nursing home. “

For the researcher, systematic screening is an important step. “The benefit of this screening is multiple, it had to be done and is starting to take place. I hope the other waves will follow. “

Towards systematic screening

Anyway, the increase in screening is done day by day and we are moving towards an almost systematic screening in this second-line medicine, but it takes time to set up. “

For his part, virologist Steven Van Gucht was on the set of VTM to also discuss the situation of nursing homes. “There are more than 800 residential care centers in Flanders,” he explains. “So we had to make a first choice to determine which care homes should be tested first. The professor thinks that screening can now advance quickly.

Some forecasts, which predict that half of the residents of nursing homes will die from the coronavirus, are considered too dramatic by the virologist. “Even today, a minority of retirement homes are in real trouble. In the vast majority of cases, it’s not that bad right now and we have to try to keep it that way. ” It is therefore essential that staff receive good instructions, good medical supervision and the right protective equipment. Tests will then identify where the virus is and best isolate it.