The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have marked the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War at a commemorative event in Portsmouth. The 1982 war between Britain and Argentina is particularly poignant for Prince Charles, as his younger sibling Prince Andrew served with the Royal Navy during the conflict. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
This Day in History: , 'Live Aid' Concert Raises $127 Million
for Famine Relief in Africa.
July 13, 1985.
Prince Charles and Princess
Diana kicked off the 16-hour,
multi-city concert at Wembley
Stadium in London.
Linked by satellite,
the "super-concert" was
available to more than a billion
people in 110 countries.
The brainchild of Irish rock
singer Bob Geldof, the massive,
75 act undertaking was
organized in just ten weeks.
Geldof had been inspired to
organize the concert after a visit
to Ethiopia, where he witnessed the
effects of that country's deadly famine.
Queen, Run DMC, Elton John, U2,
Madonna, Mick Jagger, David Bowie,
Eric Clapton, The Who and Sade
were just some of the performers.
In addition to the $127 million raised,
Western nations offered enough of
their surplus grain to end
the immediate African hunger crisis
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Boris Johnson has said he and Prince Charles had a "good old chinwag" during their meeting at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda, but stopped short of divulging what they discussed.
It comes amid reports that the Prince of Wales has been critical of the governments immigration plan that sees asylum sent to the east African country. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn