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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Kerry McLean: Like Harry and Meghan, I know what it's like to have different opinions to my family... but we will always have each other's backs 

It's nearly impossible at the moment to pick up a paper or turn on the TV without being confronted with a picture of Harry, Meghan and various other members of 'The Firm', as Prince Philip allegedly calls the Royal family. There have been 101 experts interviewed about what they think is going to happen next to the Duke and Duchess, who is still speaking to whom and just how bitter, or otherwise, the fallout might be.

Fascinating story: Christine Keeler

Mary Kenny: Although shocking at the time, a Keeler-style affair now would not bring down the Government 

The Christine Keeler portrayed by the actress Sophie Cookson in the current BBC TV drama doesn't look at all like the Christine Keeler I met in the 1980s. By then, Christine seemed a poor soul living on a council estate in Chelsea. She had no money. She had lost custody of both her children, by two marriages. You could see that she had once been pretty, even beautiful, and with a fabulous body; but she now seemed worn down and almost bedraggled. I felt sorry for her.

Spiritual life: Professor Jim Dornan feels closest to God when with the people he loves

Professor Jim Dornan: 'My work as an obstetrician has clearly shown me a very unequal world when it comes to women's health' 

Professor Jim Dornan is a former consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with the Belfast trust (1986 to 2012), Professor of Foetal Medicine at Queen's University Belfast (1995 to 2012) and senior vice-president of the Royal College of Gynaecologists (2004 to 2006). He is currently chair of Health and Life Sciences at Ulster University and head of department with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain.

On the mend: Alf McCreary after his hip replacement

Rather than suffer agonising pain for two years, Alf McCreary paid £10,500 to have a hip replacement in Dublin. His message to politicians: there's no such thing as an Orange or Green hip... so sort out our health service 

In 1967, three years after I joined this newspaper as a young reporter straight from Queen's University, I spent more than two weeks travelling across the USA from coast to coast by Greyhound bus. It was a remarkable offer of "99 Days for 99 Dollars" and I enjoyed every moment, or most of it, traversing the plains of the mid-west and eventually arriving at San Francisco to stay with an old Queen's friend, Andy Duffin, from Belfast.


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