Four years after he made history as the first African American to become president of the United States of America, Barack Obama was once again sworn into office, this time for a second term.
Compared to the grand ceremony last time on Capitol Hill, this time around it was an intimate affair in the White House's Blue Room, conducted by Supreme Chief Justice John Roberts and witnessed by his family – wife Michelle and daughters Malia, 14, and 11-year-old Sasha.
And there was another key difference marking the ceremony out from 2009, when the chief justice recited the 35-word oath from memory,
Prince William has recorded a touching video for one of his most important patronages, The Royal Marsden Hospital.
The Duke of Cambridge followed in his late mother Diana's footsteps when he became president of the "world class" cancer facility in May 2007, and his message comes as the centre celebrates ten years of their most ground-breaking work.
"I'm extremely proud to be President of the Royal Marsden," the royal says, before making a plea for donations so the hospital can reach their target fund of £100 million and continue innovating in the years to come.
Fittingly, the dad-to-be also refers
Prince Harry is due back from Afghanistan this week. And to celebrate the news of the royal's homecoming, a series of chats which took place during his second deployment to the war-torn country have been released.
In the series of interviews – the most detailed and revealing he has ever given – which were put together by James Edgar for Press Assosiation, the soldier Prince speaks for the first time about Las Vegas, his joy on discovering he is to be an uncle, and gives a fascinating insight into his bond with his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William.
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TAKE A LIFE TO SAVE A LIFE
By James Edgar, Press Association
Prince Harry has confirmed he killed Taliban insurgents during his latest tour of Afghanistan.
As a gunner in Apache attack helicopters, the royal flew on scores of missions with his fingers on the triggers of deadly rockets, missiles and a 30mm cannon. And now that the 28-year-old is bound for the UK after his second deployment to the war-torn country, it can be reported he took enemy
A-list ladies have turned out in their droves to see Barack Obama publically sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. FLOTUS' biggest supporters Katy Perry, Beyonce and Eva Longoria, were the epitome of elegance as they arrived for their important date at Capitol Hill.
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Beyonce– who serenaded the president with Etta James' At Last on inauguration night in 2009 – had been drafted in to sing the National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. And Katy was fresh from Saturday's Kids' Inaugural Concert, where she sang for Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia,