King Charles III and his eldest son, Prince William, are forbidden from flying on the same plane together.
It’s a luxury most of us take for granted – hopping on a plane with your mum and dad or kids to go on holidays to faraway lands.
But for the royals, this is another thing they have to carefully think about before boarding.
Royal tradition states that Prince Charles and Prince William should never get on the same plane together, and for quite a sad reason.
Should the plane crash the monarchy would lose its current king and the heir to the throne.
The unofficial rule also applies to Prince William and his five-year-old son, Prince George, who is second in line to the throne.
Prior to the Queen’s death William has flown with his whole family on many occasions, including on royal trips to Canada, Germany and Poland.
It remains to be seen whether he will continue to do so now that Prince George is second in line to the throne.
It’s thought the tradition dates back to the early days of air travel, when flights weren’t deemed as safe.
In the years running up to her death the Queen relaxed the rule.
A royal spokesman said in 2014: “While there is no official rule on this, it is something that the Queen has the final say on.”
Prince William is now first in line to the throne and his children, George, Charlotte and Louis, are second, fourth and fifth.
While Prince Harry is only fifth in line to the throne, tradition dictates that he is not to fly with William.
If something were to happen to Charles and William prior to George turning 18, Harry would be required to serve as king until the young prince turned 18 and came of age.
In recent years the royals plane usage has come under increased scrutiny, as concern about the climate and the emissions heavy nature of air travel becomes greater.
William and Kate have been known to skip private jet usage in favour of commercial airlines.
In 2016 the Duchess of Cambridge boarded a British Airways plane for a flight to Rotterdam on an official trip, while William was spotted on a Ryanair flight to Glasgow the year before.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have evoked the ire of some environmentalists for regularly using a private jet despite their words of concern about the climate crisis.
Fire guts Nigerian singer, Small Doctor’s house
The house of Adekunle Temitope, the Nigerian singer better known as Small Doctor, has been gutted by fire.
A viral video captured how the fire consumed the singer’s properties worth millions of naira.
Some persons were also seen in the footage trying to salvage the little left of the home that had been reduced to ashes.
The singer took to his Instagram page to confirm the fire incident while appreciating God for life and safety.
In the post, the Afro-pop recording artiste said the property loss is a sign of greater things to come.
“No pressure for the Lord is with me,” he wrote, adding “that no life was lost”.
“Ile Alaafin to jo, ewa lo bu kun, that is to say king house wey burn na make beautification fit plenty,” the post reads in part.
Small Doctor kicked off his music career in 2012. He, however, shot himself into the limelight after the release of ‘Penalty’, his 2018 single.
‘Penalty’ won the award for ‘Best Street Hop’ at The Headies 2018.
Small Doctor has since then made a name for himself in the Nigerian music industry with a number of awards to his credit.
His songs are mostly composed in English and Yoruba.
Mohbad: Toxicology test on body ongoing in US – Coroner
The Lagos Coroner Court sitting in Ikorodu on Wednesday heard that the most crucial aspect of autopsy to determine the cause of death of the late singer Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad is being conducted in the United States (US).
State Counsel, Oluwaseun Akinde, told the coroner, Magistrate Adetayo Shotobi, that the autopsy into the external body of the deceased has been completed.
He said, “The toxicology test, which has to do with internal body, is being done in the US.”
Akinde made this known following insistence of other counsel to the father of the deceased, David Fadimu; that of the TNKay Music Worldwide, David Nawoola, representative of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikorodu, O.S.A. Aranmolaran and Jennifer Nina.
The coroner asked to know why the toxicology was taken abroad when there are toxicology laboratories in Nigeria.
Akinde told the coroner that Lagos State decided to do it in the US because of the nature of various substances alleged to have either been injected or taken by the deceased and the need to prevent controversy over the autopsy report when finally presented.
He said it was also because the death of the deceased had become a worldwide issue.
He said there was no point in inviting Prof. Soyemi, the pathologist in Lagos to present an uncompleted report.
Mohbad: Naira Marley, Sam Larry regain freedom
The Lagos State Police Command has released singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley and Balogun Samson, known as Sam Larry, after the duo met their bail conditions.
This was made known by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin on Friday in a terse statement saying, “Naira Marley and Sammy Larry, having met their bail conditions, have been released.”
Hundeyin, a Superintendent of Police, made this known on Friday afternoon after the artiste and the socialite perfected their bail conditions granted by a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court.
The magistrate, on Monday, November 6 granted the duo bail in the sum of N20m with three responsible duties.
“As part of the bail conditions, the defendants are to surrender their passports and make weekly appearances at the State Criminal Investigation Department,” the court ruled.
They were arrested as part of an investigation into Mohbad’s death after videos of assault against the late singer surfaced online.
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