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Monday, December 7, 2020

The Royal Mint sends a coin into space in honour of 'Starman' David Bowie

 

  • The Royal Mint has launched a new commemorative coin range in honour of music legend David Bowie
  • It is the first time a UK coin has gone into space, and pays homage to David Bowie's space inspired hits including Starman, Life on Mars? and Space Oddity

NEWS PROVIDED BY
The Royal Mint 
Dec 06, 2020, 19:01 ET

LONDONDec. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Royal Mint, the Original Maker of UK coins, has today launched a commemorative coin celebrating the career of one of Britain's most enduring musical icons – David Bowie.

It is the first time that a UK coin has been sent into space, and celebrates the intergalactic legacy of David Bowie and his hits including Starman, Life on Mars? and Space Oddity. The coin reached 35,656m and orbited the Earth's atmosphere for 45 minutes before safely descending back to Britain.  


The Royal Mint sends a coin into space in honour of 'Starman' David Bowie

The David Bowie commemorative coin is the third in The Royal Mint's 'Music Legends' collection, and follows coins in honour of Queen and Elton John. The latest coin celebrates rock's definitive chameleon with a design inspired by an image of David Bowie from his time spent living and recording in Berlin. The coin's design includes the iconic lightning bolt motif from Aladdin Sane, and captures Bowie's career journey.

Using the latest innovative technology and manufacturing techniques, the lightning bolt that features on a number of the special edition coins appears laced with stardust to create a glitter effect - elevating the stunning detail of the coin.

Clare Maclennan, Divisional Director of Commemorative Coin at The Royal Mint said, "We are thrilled to unveil the third coin in The Royal Mint's 'Music Legends' series, honouring the intergalactic legacy and career of David Bowie. In recognition of Bowie's first hit single 'Space Oddity', we felt it was fitting to send his coin into space and celebrate the Starman in his own pioneering fashion. David Bowie's music has inspired and influenced generations of musicians and we hope this commemorative coin will be cherished by fans around the world."

Born in Brixton, South London in 1947, Bowie started life as David Robert Jones. By the time he was 19 he had taken on his iconic name and began pursuing a career in pop music. Five days ahead of the Apollo 11 launch in July 1969, 'Space Oddity' was released in the United Kingdom. The single reached number five in the charts, making it Bowie's first success as a writer and performer. David Bowie's influence can be seen and heard everywhere and he continues to inspire hundreds of millions of musicians worldwide.

Available as limited-edition precious metal Proof editions and a standard Brilliant Uncirculated edition, the Brilliant Uncirculated coin is also available in three different slipcase covers exclusive to The Royal Mint – a fitting tribute to the career of one of British music's most enduring icons. View the full collection on The Royal Mint's website www.royalmint.com/DavidBowie

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SOURCE The Royal Mint

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

It's LEGO® (UK) Black Friday

Black Friday weekend is finally here, and we will be celebrating till the 30th November inclusive by offering our customers an array of exciting deals, exclusive gifts, and a new product launch of epic proportions – it’s the LEGO® Colosseum!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Prince Harry Living and Working in Canada - A Look at Citizenship Rights

NEWS PROVIDED BY
CS Global Partners 
Nov 25, 2020, 09:03 ET

LONDONNov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- While many British citizens are looking to Citizenship by Investment programmes due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 and Brexit, citizenship experts, CS Global Partners, take a look at the processes and legal implications of one very famous couple who recently made a move abroad.

It has been nearly a year since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would be leaving royal duties and basing themselves in Canada with their infant son. A move which shocked many for a multitude of reasons. However, what about the actual implications of Prince Harry living and working in a country that is not his own? Are both Harry and Meghan legally allowed to hold dual-citizenship? And, what does this mean for their son Archie?

Micha Emmett and Paul Singh, CEO and Director of legal advisory firm CS Global Partners take a deeper look.

1.  Are Harry and Meghan allowed to work in Canada?

As a US citizen it seems likely that Meghan hasn't had any problems with being able to work in the country, given that she filmed the US series Suits on location there for many years. However, if Meghan did not obtain permanent residence status in Canada, Meghan would need to reapply for her right to reside in the Canada

For Harry, he would have had to go through the normal processes; applying for an ETA to enter Canada, as well as a work permit for their charity Archewell, where he would have to pay tax. There has also been talks of an upcoming deal with Netflix for which a work permit would be needed.

2.  Can Archie have dual citizenship?

Second citizenship comes with a series of responsibilities, but it is much more advantageous than having single citizenship and so Archie can count himself lucky. Many countries do not allow dual citizenship, but in Archie's case both the UK and US permit it. So, legally, Archie should already have dual UK-US citizenship based on citizenship of his parents through citizenship-by-descent.

3.  How are royal citizenship rights different to ordinary people's rights?

Prince Harry's status as heir to the throne remains irremovable except in the unlikely event that the British Parliament vote to do so. As a UK citizen, he abides by the same laws as ordinary British citizens and is allowed to hold a second citizenship and passport if desired. 

Meghan has the same legal rights and obligations as any other US citizen, despite the royal status. In legal and constitutional terms, she is a US citizen by birth. As such, she is subject to US tax obligations regardless of her country of residence. It would appear that, from a tax law perspective, whether a royal citizen or not, Meghan would be treated the same as any citizen.

4.  Does Meghan have British citizenship?

It is unknown as to whether Meghan has obtained British citizenship yet but, given the fact that she has married into the royal family, it is likely. If Meghan intended on becoming a British citizen, which was previously reported, she would have been subject to the same immigration law as any other foreign national. Under UK law, a foreign national can apply for British citizenship through marriage, as long as the individual has resided in the UK for a period of at least three years since marriage.

"The rules aren't different for the royals. Dual citizenship is available to all those in the UK as long as the correct procedures and legalities are followed. How you obtain that citizenship is the only differentiating factor. If not by birth or marriage rights, then Citizenship by Investment programmes offer individuals the opportunity to give themselves and their families the right to live and work abroad," concludes Emmett and Singh.

Learn more about the difference between Citizenship and Residency here. 

Please note that CS Global Partners does not advise on obtaining British Citizenship and recommends consulting the UK government website directly.

For more information, please contact us: pr@csglobalpartners.comwww.csglobalpartners.com

SOURCE CS Global Partners

Friday, August 7, 2020

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