Following is a summary of current people news briefs.
Britain’s heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have had their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, his office Clarence House said on Wednesday. Charles, 72, joins his mother Queen Elizabeth, 94, and her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, who had the shots in January, in having a first dose of the vaccines which are currently being rolled out to millions across Britain.
The executors of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate were accused on Wednesday of being the “indispensable captains” of the financier’s sex trafficking scheme, escalating a legal battle that could delay compensation for Epstein’s victims. Denise George, the U.S. Virgin Islands attorney general, made the accusation in an amended lawsuit naming the executors Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn as defendants, a few hours after the executors’ lawyers filed papers opposing her bid to freeze the estate’s assets.
UK’s Princess Eugenie has had baby son: Buckingham Palace
Britain’s Princess Eugenie, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, has given birth to her first child, a baby son, with husband Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday. Eugenie, the 10th in line to the British throne and younger daughter of the queen’s third child Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and her son are both doing well, the palace said.
Actor Chopra Jonas dissects her life in memoir “Unfinished”
Actor and producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas says spending six months at home during the pandemic gave her time to “dissect” her life. The former Miss World, Hollywood and Bollywood star wrote memoir “Unfinished”, choosing a title she says reflects what she still wants to do with her career.
The Supremes co-founder Mary Wilson dies at age 76
Mary Wilson, a founding member of legendary Motown group The Supremes, died on Monday at the age of 76, her publicist said. Wilson died suddenly at her home in Henderson, Nevada, according to her publicist. No cause of death was released.
UK’s Duchess Meghan to hear if she has won privacy case or if it will face trial
Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, will learn on Thursday whether she has won her privacy battle against a tabloid newspaper without the case going to a potentially-embarrassing trial which could see her face off against her father. Meghan, 39, the wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers after its Mail on Sunday tabloid printed extracts of the handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.
Rocker Bruce Springsteen faces drunk driving charge after 2020 arrest
Rock music legend Bruce Springsteen was arrested nearly three months ago at a national park in New Jersey on charges that included reckless driving and driving while intoxicated, a park spokeswoman said on Wednesday. “The Boss,” whose career of more than 50 years has often highlighted his home state of New Jersey and its shore scene, received the citations on Nov. 14 at Sandy Hook, a strip of beach that extends into the Atlantic just south of New York City, the spokeswoman said.
Larry Flynt, porn publisher and free-speech activist, dead at 78
Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt Jr., the self-described “smut peddler” who used his pornography empire and flair for the outrageous to push the limits of free speech and good taste, died on Wednesday at the age of 78, his publicist said. Flynt, suffering from a variety of health problems since a 1978 assassination attempt that left him a paraplegic, died “from the recent onset of a sudden illness,” according to Minda Gowen, spokeswoman for Larry Flynt Publications, which runs the adult entertainment business he founded.
(With inputs from agencies.)
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