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Mary Queen of Scots’ ‘irreplaceable’ gold rosary stolen in $1.7M castle raid

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Police said the castle’s burglar alarm went off at 10:30 p.m. local time on Friday and that police were on the scene “within minutes.”

But they were not quick enough to prevent the thieves from smashing a display case and stealing several items of “great historical significance,” including the gold rosary beads carried by Mary Queen of Scots at her execution, and coronation cups gifted by the queen to the Earl Marshall at the time.

“Other gold and silver treasures” were also taken, but police did not specify the items.

“The rosary is of little intrinsic value as metal, but as piece of the Howard family history and the nation’s heritage it is irreplaceable,” police said in the statement.

A spokesperson for the trustees of Arundel Castle said while the stolen items have “significant monetary value,” they have “immeasurably greater and priceless historical importance.”

“We therefore urge anyone with information to come forward to the police to assist them in returning these treasures back where they belong,” the spokesperson said.

Police are now looking into whether an abandoned vehicle found on fire nearby is connected to the raid.

Historian Dan Snow described the stolen rosary as “utterly priceless” in a series of tweets on Monday.

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Mary Queen of Scots was executed at 44 on the order of her English cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, in a grisly beheading that took three axe blows to sever her head from her body.

The two queens were rivals throughout their lives as Mary, a Catholic, became a figurehead for opponents to the Protestant rule of Queen Elizabeth I during the English reformation period.

Queen Elizabeth I’s father, King Henry VIII, broke with the Catholic Church in order to divorce Katherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn in the early 1530s.

Boleyn’s mother was a daughter of the second Duke of Norfolk, and the family’s Catholic faith put them frequently in conflict with the Crown following the reformation — the third Duke of Norfolk narrowly escaped beheading by Henry VIII but the fourth Duke of Norfolk was executed in 1572.

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A$AP Rocky Agrees Travis Scott ‘Stole’ His Whole Style

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A$AP Rocky is seemingly agreeing that fellow rapper Travis Scott, or so it seems, in a new interview teaser reel.

After his much-awaited return to music, A$AP Rocky recently just dropped his comeback single, ‘D.M.B,’ and he is well on a press run to promote his comeback.

A$AP Rocky says that Travis Scott stole his style during an upcoming interview on the Drink Champs podcast.

That question came up again in a teaser for an upcoming episode of rap’s in-house mess factory, Drink Champs with NORE.

“Travis Scott stole his whole style from A$AP Rocky,” N.O.R.E tells the New York rapper.“Yeah,” Rocky agrees.

It isn’t the first time Rocky has discussed the similarities between himself and Travis Scott. Back in 2016, Rocky said during an interview on Hot 97’s Ebro In the Morning that people need to “let shorty rock.”

“You’re hearing it from me, let shorty rock,” he stated at the time. “And let the people decide if he a biter or if he authentic. I’m not saying everybody should be allowed to just take [from] whoever got going on. I’m not implying that. I feel like that whole situation sound petty.”

Despite their superficial physical resemblance, ASAP Rocky and Travis Scott haven’t had the warmest relationship.

In fact, you almost never see the two of them together which, come to think of it, probably contributed to them being mistaken for each other all those times.

However, despite some rumors and speculation, Rocky has insisted that there’s no beef between the two men.

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However, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t agree with certain comparisons between them — namely, the one that Travis jacked ASAP Rocky’s style.

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Dua Lipa Quits Smoking After Throat Infection

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Dua Lipa recently revealed that she has put in a lot of effort to treat fans with her best vocals.

The ‘Levitating’ hitmaker is currently on her ‘Future Nostalgia Tour’ and before hitting the road she made the decision to stub out the cigarettes to keep her singing voice in the best condition possible.

During her conversation with The Sun, the Don’t Start Now singer spilt the beans on quitting smoking after suffering a bout of laryngitis.”I had laryngitis in December and that kind of kickstarted me quitting smoking a month earlier than I was supposed to. But I did it and I have stuck to it,” the New Rules singer said.

“I have this habit tracker on my phone where every night I tick off all the good things I have done for my body and things I have done for myself,” she added.

Dua who began the tour in Miami in February and will finish the mammoth run of gigs in November this year in Perth in Australia.

“It is a really, really demanding and relentless show. When you’re in rehearsals and I’m like, ‘Yeah, lets do this dance routine here, and let’s do this and let’s do that.’

According to her ,the current tour is the most physically demanding show she has ever performed, and as well as ditching the cigarettes.

Nothing ever quite prepares you for the real thing, especially when the adrenaline hits and you’re on stage and you feel the energy from the crowd.

That definitely helps you get in the zone and you don’t really think about the toll it can take on your body because the adrenaline is so high.”

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The singer expressed feeling ‘invincible’ onstage thanks to her some changes in her health and fitness practices.

“I feel like when I get up on stage there is a different kind of confidence and, you know, I feel very invincible at times when I am performing,” she said during the latest episode of her At Your Service podcast.

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky throw ‘rave-themed’ baby shower

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky threw a “rave-themed” baby shower.

According to HipHollywood, the Diamonds hitmaker and the rapper – who are expecting their first child together – invited some of their famous pals to the super private bash in Hollywood on Friday.

The outlet claims the pair had guests leave their phones at the door with no filming or photography permitted.

Attendees are said to have worn neon for the rave theme and they left with some personalised gifts, including a T-shirt that read: “I Went To Rih & Rocky’s Rave Shower And All I Got Was This Amazing Shirt.”

The baby shower comes after Rocky was released on $550,000 bail after he was arrested in connection with a shooting in LA.

The 33-year-old rapper – whose real name is Rakim Mayers – was detained by police when his private plane flew into Los Angeles International Airport on April 20 in relation to an alleged incident that took place around 10.20pm on November 6, 2021.

She recently revealed she wasn’t planning a traditional baby shower and that she wanted everyone to “be plastered and crawling out”.

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“I mean it’s lit for a lot of people – I’ve even planned a couple of baby showers like that myself—it’s just not right for me. Personally, I want a party.

I want everyone to be plastered and crawling out. And it’s got to be co-ed! Don’t put me on no wicker chair somewhere with gifts at my feet where everyone is staring at me.”

She also confirmed to not want to hold a gender reveal party, and that she will wait until the couple are ready to share the sex of their little bundle.

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