Princess Eugenie shares a sweet photo with Sarah Ferguson

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Barbados Is Set To Become A Republic This Month. Here’s What That Means
In just a few days, Barbados will usher in a new era. The former British colony and constitutional monarchy is set to become a parliamentary republic on Nov. 30, the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain, and remove Queen Elizabeth as its head of state. The last time a country removed thequeen as head of state was in 1992 when Mauritius did so. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the island will swear in its first president (and its first female president, at that), with Sandra Mason, who was elected by its Parliament in October.Mason, who has been serving as the queen’s representative in Barbados in the role of governor general, delivered a speech on behalf of Mottley in September 2020, declaring that Barbados would “take the next logical step toward full sovereignty.” “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” Mason said. “Barbadians want a Barbadian head of state.” Mottley isn’t the first leader of Barbados to make a push for the country to become a republic, though she is the first to succeed. Some politicians, professors and experts have resisted the decision to become a republic right now, declaring it a political move to distract from Covid-19 and the economic issues plaguing the country, which was experiencing financial problems even before the pandemic. But Mottley remains undeterred by the criticism, and now the momentous change is only days away. So what does all this mean for Barbados and Britain? What will change? And what do Barbadians make of it all? To find out, HuffPost spoke to Verla De Peiza, a lawyer, former senator and current head of the Democratic Labour Party in Barbados, and Anna Whitelock, Ph.D., professor of the history of monarchy at City, University of London and head investigator for the project The Visible Crown, which looks at Queen Elizabeth II’s political and cultural significance in the Caribbean from 1952 to the present. What power, if any, has the queen had in Barbados recently? Despite Barbados’ independence from Britain that began 55 years ago, Queen Elizabeth is still technically the constitutional monarch of the country and retains the title The Queen of Barbados.As stated on the British royal family’s website, the queen currently “speaks and acts as Queen of Barbados, and plays an important symbolic and ceremonial role in the life of the island nation,” while also maintaining regular contact with her representative, the governor general. “It’s kind of important when we think of the queen in the Caribbean to distinguish between the queen as head of the Commonwealth, which is made up of many, many countries around the world, a number of which are Caribbean countries,” Whitelock said. “But also the fact that she’s head of state in nine of the Caribbean countries including Barbados. She’s head of state and therefore she has a similar kind of position that she has in the United Kingdom. It’s a largely ceremonial figure.” The queen is represented in those countries by the governor general, Whitelock said, and in the case of Barbados, that’s Mason. But with the change to a republic on Nov. 30 ― and as outlined by the Constitution (Amendment) Bill passed earlier this year ― any prerogative or privilege of the queen or the Crown will transfer to the state (and depending on the forthcoming changes to the Barbados Constitution, some privileges may transfer to the president).Any “rights, powers, privileges, duties or functions” that belonged to the governor general will also vest to Mason as president, who will be head of state. Mottley will continue to serve as prime minister and head of government. Is Barbados becoming a republic a rejection of the queen?Both Whitelock and De Peiza noted that Barbados becoming a republic has more to do with Barbados taking control of its future and finally having a Barbadian head of state, rather than outrightly rejecting Queen Elizabeth or the monarchy. “Anybody I speak to is very keen to say that this isn’t a rejection of the queen,” Whitelock added. “It’s about an opportunity for Barbados to establish itself as a fully independent nation. And so they see it very much as a sort of a way of expressing and assessing national identity.” Mottley echoed those sentiments last month, saying that “we look forward to continuing the relationship with the British monarch” and adding that it’s simply the time for Barbados “to express the full confidence in ourselves as a people, and to believe that it is possible for one born of this nation to sign off finally and completely.” But De Peiza has said that in keeping up with international media, she sees “that the U.K. press is more interested in a narrative of the declining power and influence of the monarchy,” despite her insistence that the queen currently doesn’t occupy a “meaningful and tangible role” in the affairs of Barbados. Why is now the right time for the move to a republic? “Barbados becoming a republic is not a new conversation,” De Peiza said. “I think over time we have reached a stage where the majority of Barbadians are either in favor of the republic or are very nonchalant about it. The stumbling block really is not having had a discussion as to the type of republic that we are going to have, and knowing that there’s several different types of republics.” Though Barbadians have pushed for a republic before, Whitelock added that the timing is interesting as “the queen’s long reign is coming to an end,” but it’s not officially over yet.  “One might have assumed that there’d be a sense of waiting until the queen dies. Why now? I mean, I think it’s kind of unclear. That’s what we’re kind of digging into researching”the professor said of The Visible Crown project, which is examining “the significance of the monarch (as a person) and the Crown (as an institution)” throughout history and today.“Partly, I think it’s the ambitions of the prime minister and other people in government,” Whitelock added, as Mottley will be the first prime minister to actually achieve the goal of a republic after many decades of talks and effort. Some have pointed to the royal family’s refusal, amid the Black Lives Matter movement, to fully reckon with its role in the slave trade and its coloniser past ― as well as deal with the racism claims coming from within its own family ― as a complete misstep. Whitelock also said she had a conversation with a “well-placed individual” who brought up the Windrush scandal, which came to light in April 2018 when it was revealed the U.K. government was wrongly targeting Caribbean immigrants from Commonwealth countries for deportation, a removal of health benefits and more. This person suggested to Whitelock that the queen should have spoken about the scandal at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2018. “The individual I was talking to suggested that this was an opportunity lost, or even a ball dropped that, maybe there was a sense that she didn’t represent the people there in the way that she should,” Whitelock said, adding that the individual thought this “kind of indifference” could have made people go “you know, maybe this just really isn’t working and maybe now is the time.” But it’s likely the result of a few factors. “I think it’s a mix of apathy among the people and the not particularly caring in terms of the queen and not having seen the roles for a long time,” Whitelock explained, as well as “the prime minister and the government being kind of opportunistic and keen for Barbados to perhaps be one of the first countries in that nine to break away and establish itself.” What do Barbadians think of the transition to a republic? Over the past year ― and increasingly within the past few weeks ― some Barbadians voiced concerns about the process and called on Mottley to involve the people of Barbados in the transition. Some people HuffPost has spoken to have even scoffed at the notion of calling the process a “transition,” as Barbados willbegin drafting a new constitution only after it is a republic.De Peiza, who is supportive of becoming a republic but not the current process, said what’s “seriously lacking” is that there isn’t an “engagement of the people” on this issue ― something she feels is vital. “As I canvass and I raise the republic conversation, what I’m hearing from our people is that they want a greater involvement in our democratic process and not a rehashing of the scene,” she said. “We’re starting at the back end of things with the republic. And it cannot be that we are going through a momentous occasion without consideration. And therefore, what should feel like a joyous occasion is actually very undiplomatic.” She also expressed a common sentiment that Barbados transitioning to a republic on Nov. 30 ― Independence Day for the country ― offends a sector of the population. Some would rather the change be celebrated on another day entirely.Are Barbadians involved in the republic process?Though the Republican Status Transition Advisory Committee, a group of 10 individuals that the government’s website says will “help plan and manage the transition of Barbados from a monarchical to a republican system,” was formed in May, Barbadians were only given the chance to voice their comments and concerns just two months before the country becomes a republic ― and perhaps in response to criticisms of the government’s handling of the proposed charter. Just after the committee released the proposed Barbados Charter on Sept. 24, it invited members of the public to watch and participate in a series of virtual meetings from Sept. 28 to Oct. 8. An email address was also provided for interested parties to send in audio or video recordings to make their voices heard. And yet, De Peiza says, there is still so much that is missing from the process, and the government needs to create a constitution to represent the republic. “This is the opportune moment to have a deconstruction of our bill of rights, to reconstruct it in a more modern and long-lasting way,” she added. “So we need to get to that point where we are having these major discussions with our people. And because these are such radical considerations, we first need to have them and then move toward the republic, as opposed to move toward the republic and then have these conversations with our people.” As of now, the only thing people have seen from the Republican Status Transition Advisory Committee is a proposed charter, which De Peiza said she sees as more of a “suggested document.” So what does this really mean for Barbadians?“The change to a republic will require a change of uniform. The insignia with the crown is on the police force and the prison service uniforms, the postal service uniforms,” De Peiza said, adding that there will also be letterhead changes, as well as possible changes to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen’s Park, and possibly quite a few roads, “but we don’t know the depths of the change either.” And while Barbados’ currency will not change, De Peiza raised the point that the changes will greatly affect Barbados’ finances, as the country was already in a financial crunch before the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the problem. “There are costs built in that we are not discussing that we need to know, if Barbados can even afford to do it at this time,” she said. “And we’re just not hearing that side of the conversation at all. The money side is not being discussed at all.” Aside from the “obvious visible changes” ― like portraits of the queen being removed from public buildings ― Whitelock added it’s “debatable” what sort of changes people will feel or notice. “Probably in many cases they just won’t,” Whitelock said. What does this mean for other Commonwealth countries, and particularly those in the Caribbean? The move has the potential to create a ripple effect in other Caribbean countries, where the queen remains as head of state. Whitelock says Jamaica is likely the “one to watch.” Outside the Caribbean, she noted that New Zealand and Australia have also had movements aimed at achieving republic status.What has the queen or Buckingham Palace said about the transition? Will the decision affect Barbados’ relationship with the U.K.? In a show of support of the transition, Clarence House announced earlier this month that Prince Charles had accepted an invitation from Prime Minister Mottley to visit Barbados and be a guest of honor at the republic’s celebration events, as he is the future head of the Commonwealth.And all in all, Whitelock said that she doesn’t think the transition itself will make a “huge amount of difference” to the relationship between Britain and Barbados.  “The queen and the monarchy in Britain would feel quite relaxed about this, that it’s not going to be perceived as a kind of rejection and certainly the British government won’t want it to be seen as that,” Whitelock said. “It’s like that they’re very keen to promote their image around the world as global Britain.” But like with everything tied to the transition to a republic, the real changes and effects will likely be felt in the months and years to come. 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Subtitles Are An Integral Part Of The Immigrant Experience – They Helped Me Learn English
There are two camps of TV watchers in this world: team subtitles and team dubbing. I sit firmly in the former, because as Parasite director Boon Joon-Ho famously said, you can access a richer catalogue of culture if you overlook the “once-inch barriers”. But closed captions are also hugely helpful when learning a new language. As a first-generation immigrant who came to the UK at six years old, I couldn’t speak the language, trailing behind my peers in my reading skills. But then I started watching TV with subs, consuming anything from CBBC cartoons to grown-up soap operas such as Neighbours and Home and Away, always with the captioning on.Though it took me a while to be able to read quickly enough to catch the action, soon I did it effortlessly. In watching different worlds come to life on the screen, my own world began to widen as I understood language, grammar, punctuation.Today, I enjoy subtitles because they enable me to catch details that are missed with audio-only viewing, but also because they deepen my connection to the English language. And I’m not the only one. Subtitles have closed the gap between cultures oceans apart.One of the BTS band members, RM, who is the only fluent English speaker in the group, said he learned English through watching Friends and reading translated subtitles. Adrienne Houghton, who hosts TV show The Real, also went viral when she shared a story of how reading subtitles as a child while her immigrant dad learned the language, secured her career success.Many others, immigrant or not, can relate to the practice, whether conscious or subconscious. Initially launched for deaf people and those hard of hearing, subtitles have grown in popularity in recent times. In fact, recent research found that young people are four times more likely to use subtitles than older cohorts.Four out of five 18-25-year-olds prefer to have captioning all or part of the time, according to the charity Stagetext. That figure for 56-70-year-olds is less than a quarter, despite this group being more likely to be hard of hearing.And now, youngsters want more events to be subtitle-friendly. Stagetext’s research found that 45% of young people would go to live events if there were captions on a screen in the venue. Among over 65s, this figure was 16%.There’s certainly an appeal in having text accompanying action, not least because of how impactful it can be for non-native English speakers. Alp Ozcelik, who works for The New Yorker, grew up in Istanbul, Turkey, and says subtitles were “absolutely instrumental” in him learning English growing up. “I was already learning English in school, but subtitled American TV was what really taught me the accent/correct pronunciation of words and the slang that I really couldn’t have picked up at school,” the 31-year-old project manager from New York says.  “I also would like to credit video games with voice acting and subtitles here as well; they taught me a lot of vocabulary!”Now, having subs is a habit Ozcelik can’t get out of. “I absolutely still use subtitles on all the TV I watch; it allows me to pick up more of what’s being said and also all of the names of people and places that sometimes get lost,” he adds.As a child of the 90s and early 00s, Ozcelik says Friends and Gilmore Girls were big contributors his language lessons, alongside reruns of older American TV, like Married with Children and Cheers. “But I watched a lot of other primetime TV as well,” he says. “Sex and the City and Gossip Girl also come to mind.”Like Ozcelik and myself, Steph Santa, a 24-year-old fraud investigator from Washington D.C, also picked up English by watching subtitled television.Born in Peurto Rico, she travelled to the States when she was eight, where she had trouble learning English. But soon, from watching Disney shows and films, Santa was able to acquire the skill.“When I was first learning English I had some knowledge thanks to my grandparents but I was nowhere near being fluent. The use of subtitles helped me learn how words are spelled and what they sound like,” she says. “I remember alternating shows and movies in English with Spanish subtitles or Spanish with English subtitles until I was comfortable enough to put both in English.”And like many others, Santa has carried on using subs, but wishes they were available in more settings. “I still use subtitles, it feels like I can’t hear what I’m watching if the subtitles aren’t on,” she says. “I’m currently working on my masters degree and wish that the recorded lectures had closed captioning. I still struggle with some word pronunciations, but I think that’s a struggle any person that learned English as a second language goes through.”Subtitles in lectures, or in cinemas or live events, would certainly be welcome, and not just to those who learned English as a second language, but for anyone who doesn’t want to miss all the whispers, the background detail, and the whole ambiance, not just the visual. Sure, dubbing has it’s benefits too. But I will forever be team subtitles.  Related...10 Common Words You're (Probably) Mispronouncing Without Realising ItEverything We Know So Far About The 27 Fatalities In The English ChannelThe Comfort And Joy Of Making Afghan FoodNewsnight's Reality Check On Whether The UK Is Really In A Migrant Crisis Might Surprise You
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Selling out concerts all over the world and hitting the top of the charts over and over again just isn’t enough for some is it? And that’s usually the point when our favourite stars decide to give a film career a whirl.It’s now become almost a given that when a singer is nearing the top of their game in the world of music, they’ll then want to prove they’re not just a one-trick pony and give being a film star a try… with varying results.While the jury is still out on how we’ll all be looking back at Lady Gaga’s latest big-screen venture House Of Gucci, Ariana Grande and Harry Styles have also given us reason to get excited, with four films between the two of them coming out in the next couple of yea.Let’s hope they can avoid the same trend their pop peers have previously fallen victim to in the past, as seen below…Christina Aguilera in BurlesqueBurlesque starts off as a standard camp musical, but takes a downward turn around the midway point, and winds up being more about planning permission and property law, than sequins and feather boas.Despite the confusing turn of events in the film’s latter half, Xtina’s co-star, Cher, is flawless throughout. But you could probably assume that for yourself.Madonna in Body Of EvidenceThroughout it all, Madonna has insisted she’s not a bad actor, she’s just been in “a lot of bad movies”. Narrowing those “bad movies” down to just one is no easy task, but among the most panned is Body Of Evidence, which did its best to cash in on the Basic Instinct/Fatal Attraction/Single White Female style of female-led thrillers that were popular in the early 90s.This film ended up being rubbished by critics, unfortunately for Madonna whose career took an out-of-character wobble shortly after this film came out.Mariah Carey in GlitterA cautionary tale for any popstars wanting to cross into the film industry is Mariah Carey’s Glitter, a film which was absolutely savaged by critics upon its release in 2001. Mimi’s own feelings about Glitter have varied in the two decades since its release, but it has definitely become a cult classic, with its soundtrack even topping the iTunes chart around the globe back in 2018.Rita Ora in Fifty Shades Of GreyRita Ora took a lot of flack for her role in Fifty Shades Of Grey, first when it emerged she’d used an earpiece to help her remember lines on set, and later when it turned out she’d only had three lines to remember.But what mostly stayed with us about the whole debacle… was this wig.Rihanna in BattleshipCome on, RiRi. If you were going to star in a film about a board game you could have at least picked a more interesting one.Beyoncé in ObsessedBeyoncé’s filmography is the definition of a mixed bag. While Dreamgirls saw Bey playing to her strengths and belting it out with the best of them, she made the interesting decision to follow it with Obsessed, a Fatal Attraction-esque thriller which garnered negative reviews.We have to admit, though, if you’re a fan of a soapy, melodramatic thriller, we wouldn’t not recommend it, if not for that final confrontation scene alone.Oh, and yes, that is Idris Elba she’s sharing the screen with.Taylor Swift in CatsIn Taylor Swift’s defence, she did end up being one of the best things about Cats (though that’s not exactly the hardest task), and given how much of the film ended up using CGI, none of the A-list cast could have anticipated just how poor the whole thing would end up looking.Robbie Williams in The Magic RoundaboutWho would have anticipated that in 2005, the one thing the world was definitely not crying out for was a CGI remake of The Magic Roundabout with Robbie Williams as Dougal?Still, Joanna Lumley as Ermintrude gave us high camp, and we won’t hear a thing against it.Camila Cabello in CinderellaView this post on InstagramA post shared by camila (@camila_cabello)A more recent addition to the list, Cinderella was the film that spawned a thousand memes.Camila Cabello’s first foray into the film industry mixed contemporary pop songs with the classic Cinderella story, and boasted an all-star cast including Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan and, naturally, James Corden.Still, that wasn’t enough to save it from a total mauling on social media. The glass slipper most certainly did not fit.Justin Timberlake in The Love GuruFile this under: films that should probably have just never been made.We’d say it’s aged badly, but people were actually calling out its stereotype-laden humour when it was first released in 2008.McFly in Just My LuckBack when McFly still looked… well... like this, they starred opposite Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine in Just My Luck, an ill-fated Disney film that hasn’t exactly stood the test of time.The reason most of us remember it is because it gave us a short-lived romance between Lindsay and Harry Judd, which the band even penned a song about later down the line.Jennifer Lopez in GigliWhile Bennifer have given things another go in 2021, we don’t think that means they’ll be teaming up for a Gigli sequel any time soon.What’s funny is that we spent the entire length the film pulling the exact same face as Ben Affleck in this still.Kelly Clarkson in From Justin To KellyNow, in Kelly Clarkson’s defence, she never actually wanted to do this film, but was required to as part of her American Idol contract, after she was crowned the show’s first ever winner.She later admitted: “I knew when I read the script it was going to be real, real bad, but when I won, I signed that piece of paper, and I could not get out of it.”From Justin To Kelly is constantly listed among the worst films ever made, but the star did later give us Since U Been Gone, What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) and the iconic cover versions she performs on her chat show every day, so all is definitely forgiven.Spice Girls in Spice WorldActually, forget it, Spice World is a straight-up classic and we won’t be pretending otherwise.READ MORE:'A Mess', 'A Slog', 'Camp' And 'Absurdly Enjoyable': The First Reactions To House Of Gucci Are HereLady Gaga's Appearance At The House Of Gucci Premiere Was Obviously High Camp And High DramaLady Gaga 'Suffered Psychological Difficulties' After Staying In Character For House Of Gucci Role
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