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President Mahinda Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka has had to face various accusations despite defeating a terrorist organisation.Speaking at the UPFA May Day rally in Colombo today, the President said that the working class in Sri Lanka is enjoying the benefits of freedom after the war. “Yet we have had to face several accusations after defeating terrorism,” the President said.The President also said that today’s UPFA May Day rally was one of the biggest he has seen during his political career. read more

first_imgMs Archer was promoted to the role of stylist the following year and has since joined the royals on numerous foreign tours. Willcocks Nursery School  Chris Jackson and Natasha ArcherCredit:David/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock Ms Archer got to know Mr Jackson on the royal couple’s tour of Australia in April 2014 and they began dating upon their return.They got engaged last September and married at a lavish wedding in France in April.Jackson, who has won numerous awards, began photographing the royals for Getty 13 years ago.Dubbed “golden boy” by the other royal photographers who rib him mercilessly, he is known for his discretion, carefully walking a difficult line between being a member of the “pack” and a trusted member of the inner circle. The morning sessions, running from 9am until 12pm are five days a week while the lunchtime and afternoon sessions take place on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Chris Jackson and Natasha ArcherCredit:Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in a picture that features on their Christmas card this yearCredit:CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY  Chris Jackson and Natasha Archer It is rated “outstanding” by Ofsted because of the “exceptional” organisation of time and the staff’s meticulous planning, which ensures “no time is wasted.”Meanwhile, the Cambridges released a new family photograph that features on their Christmas card. The image was taken by Chris Jackson, who works for Getty Images and has become the family’s favoured photographer for both official and private portraits.Mr Jackson is married to Natasha Archer, the Duchess’s stylist, and together, the couple have become trusted confidantes.While Mr Jackson has captured some of the family’s biggest milestones, from Prince George’s fourth birthday to his first day at school, Ms Archer is credited with persuading the Duchess to try a younger, more glamorous look, not to mention ditching the ubiquitous nude pumps.Ms Archer attended the prestigious Uppingham School before reading Hispanic Studies at Kings College and joining the royal household as a PA in 2007.She was one of the first people to arrive at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital when Prince George was born in July 2013, carrying a hanger bag believed to contain the blue and white polka dot dress the Duchess would later wear when she presented her son to the world.center_img As well as taking the first official portrait pictures of the Duke and Duchess after their wedding and before they went to Canada, he has done a lot of work with Prince Harry on projects including Sentebale in Lesotho, accompanying him during this year’s Invictus Games in Toronto.Mr Jackson is often mistaken for the Duke of Cambridge during royal tours abroad and is known for being well-dressed and having a keen eye for fashion, which provides his rivals the perfect opportunity to have a joke at his expense.Although the epitome of discretion when it comes to the royals, Mr Jackson cannot resist showing off his glamorous wife, publishing scores of photographs of her online, once noting he was “definitely punching above my weight”. Willcocks Nursery School Credit:Kensington Palace Advice on the nursery’s website suggests that lunch club is for children “ready for a longer learning session and for older children to prepare them for big school.” while the afternoon session is aimed at the two and three-year-olds.The daily routine at the nursery, which is based in the church hall at Holy Trinity Church in Kensington, includes prayers and hymns and employs professional dance and French teachers.A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said the Duke and Duchess thought Willcocks “an ideal first step” for their daughter and that they were “impressed” by the staff. The Willcocks Nursery SchoolCredit:Zak Hussein/Splash She also noted that when the Cambridges moved back to London from Norfolk it was to enable them to continue to increase their official work on behalf of The Queen and for the charities and causes they support.The Duchess’s third baby is due in April and so it is understood the decision will also allow her to spend time bonding with the baby.Willcocks, which has an all-female staff, is described by Tatler as a “hidden gem” that “flies under the radar” and is attended by British children and “chic foreigners” alike, some of whom register their children at birth in order to ensure them a place.  Chris Jackson and Natasha Archer The Willcocks Nursery School They moved back to London from Norfolk in order to increase their workload on behalf of the Queen. And now, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have signalled their intention to prioritise their official duties by enrolling their two-year-old daughter at a private nursery full time.Princess Charlotte is to attend the “kind and gentle” Willcocks Nursery School, which is barely half a mile from Kensington Palace, from January, seven hours a day, five days a week.The decision marks a significant departure from the way in which Prince George was introduced to the education system – attending a modestly-priced Montessori nursery school in Norfolk, where most parents get financial help to pay the fees, only part time.By comparison, Kensington Palace announced that Princess Charlotte, who has never previously attended any form of nursery or pre-school, would join Willocks, at which annual fees will exceed £16,000 a year, full time.She will be enrolled in their morning school, lunchtime club and afternoon school, attending from 9am until 4pm, taking in her own packed lunch and joining activities including cooking, music and acting.The nursery accommodates 32 children aged between two and three quarters and five, meaning that Charlotte, who turns three in May, will be among the youngest. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in a picture that features on their Christmas card this yearlast_img read more