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Street named after David Bowie to be unveiled in Paris next week – but the UK doesn’t have one
David Bowie is set to be opened next week – meaning France will have a street to honour the musician, while his home country of the UK does not.News that the French capital would be naming a street after the iconic singer was first shared back in 2020, when Mayor Jérôme Coumet – a professed fan of Bowie – revealed that he was planning the move.Now, the street is set to open next Monday (January 8), and will be a new road near Austerlitz train station, rather than a pre-existing one that has been renamed.According to Coumet, the idea for the “rue David Bowie” emerged as the “Space Oddity” singer had “a strong link with the city of lights” (via The Connexion).An inauguration party is also set to be held at Salle des Fetes that same day to celebrate the launch, and a variety of photographs and paintings related to the singer will be showcased at the Galerie Athéna until January 14.As highlighted by The Connexion, Bowie’s ties to France not only include his countless shows across the country, but also his time recording music at the legendary Miraval studio – which is now owned by Brad Pitt.While his home country of the UK does not yet have a street named after the late music legend, his birthplace of Brixton does have a famous mural of the singer, painted by Australian artist James Cochran.Bowie died in 2016, following a cancer diagnosis.In other news about David Bowie, back in November it was reported that the artist’s handwritten lyric sheet has been estimated to fetch up to £100,000 at auction.The documents contained the late singer’s corrections, drafts and notes to his tracks ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide’ and ‘Suffragette City’.
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Mary of Denmark Is Already Being Called the Next Kate Middleton
(like Kate, Mary is from a solidly middle-class background, has a considered approach to royal style, and is widely regarded as a major asset to the crown), Denmark’s future Queen Consort likes to champion local designers (she wore Uffe Frank on her wedding day).And after almost 20 years in the royal spotlight, Mary is an adept diplomatic dresser and increasingly conscientious – the velvet Birgit Hallstein gown she wore to usher in 2024 in Copenhagen is the same one she’s worn for three previous New Year receptions.As she prepares to become Queen Consort, revisit Princess Mary of Denmark’s royal style.This story was first published in Princess Mary has worn this velvet gown, by Danish couturier Birgit Hallstein, for no fewer than four New Year’s Eve celebrations. She wore it first in 2007.With another glamorous European royal, Spain’s Queen Letizia, in Copenhagen in November.Wearing a fresh pink dress by Andrew GN for the Coronation of King Charles III.Princess Mary nodded to two of the colors on the French flag for a trip to the country at the end of last year.By Meghan RoseBy Emily TannenbaumBy Lisa DeSantisA cream knit and checked skirt was the outfit of choice for her introduction to French First Lady Brigitte Macron.Like the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Mary of Denmark is a fan of a flattering belted midi dress.
Can you pass the citizenship test? Most Canadians would fail, poll suggests - - Britain - France - Canada - county Canadian
Can you pass the citizenship test? Most Canadians would fail, poll suggests
Canada Day approaches, but a new poll suggests their minds aren’t full of the knowledge needed to pass a citizenship test.In a survey of 1,512 Canadian adults, Leger found that only 23 per cent would pass the citizenship test, based on their answers to 10 randomly selected questions.People who wish to become Canadian need to answer 20 questions about citizens’ rights and responsibilities, as well as Canada’s history, geography, economy, government, laws and symbols.They need to score at least 75 per cent to pass, but the average score of the Canadians who were surveyed was only 49 per cent.The questions focused on things like famous Canadians (Who is John Buchan?), history (Who established the first European settlements in Canada?) and national symbols (Whose portrait is on the Canadian $10 bill?).The correct answers, for those struggling along with most survey respondents, are: a popular governor general, the French and Viola Desmond.History questions seemed to trip up respondents the most: For example, only 24 per cent knew that the House of Commons recognized in 2006 that the Quebecois form a nation within a united Canada.Only 29 per cent knew the Constitutional Act granted legislative assemblies elected by the people, and only 41 per cent knew that English settlement began in 1610.They fared slightly better when it came to national symbols and influential people: 49 per cent knew that Marjorie Turner-Bailey is an Olympian and descendant of black loyalists, and 42 per cent recognized Canada’s motto, “From sea to sea.”Most Canadians were also in-the-know about the main groups of Indigenous Peoples in the country, with 79 per cent correctly identifying First Nations, Metis and Inuit.People in Western Canada scored