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Harriet Hall

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Recent articles by Harriet:

William and Harry seen chatting together for first time at Prince Philip’s funeral

Brothers walked separately in the Duke’s funeral procession → Read More

Grief cuts through class, race and religion – many will relate to how the Queen feels today

Her Majesty will mourn in the limited capacity in which so many have done during the pandemic, writes Harriet Hall → Read More

At last, relief from Covid is here – and it’s wearing a beautiful ballgown

The return of the red carpet at the Oscars this weekend proves that, even after a year of lockdown, the show will always go on → Read More

Prince Philip: 10 surprising and lesser-known facts about the Duke of Edinburgh

From being born on a dining table to authoring several books → Read More

How to sign the official online book of condolence for Prince Philip

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a physical condolence book will not be available for the public to sign → Read More

Everyone’s Invited founder Soma Sara: ‘I’d love for everyone to talk to three people about rape culture today’

The appetite for conversations around violence against women and girls in the UK has been reignited in recent weeks, driven by the campaign Everyone’s Invited. Harriet Hall meets founder Soma Sara to ask what can be done to tackle rape culture → Read More

Piers Morgan has left ITV. The palace has issued a statement. It’s time to accept the truth is worse than the rumours

The royal history we never talk about should have prepared us for this moment → Read More

How coronavirus is setting women’s rights back decades

Covid has taken millions of lives and livelihoods around the world, but it is also exacerbating existing gender inequalities. Natasha Preskey, Sophie Gallagher and Harriet Hall take a look at careers, childcare, mental health and violence, through the prism of a pandemic → Read More

A court in Beijing has ordered a man to pay his wife for housework and childcare – the amount is an insult to women everywhere

The total amount the man must hand over is £5,460. A thousand pounds a year for full-time childcare and a live-in maid? What a bargain → Read More

Digital fashion weeks have forced the industry to confront some difficult questions

Fashion has suffered greatly as a result of the pandemic, while the impact of Brexit on supply chains will last for years – but digitally streamed fashion week is long overdue → Read More

The Lifestyle Edit: Sign up for The Independent’s weekly lifestyle newsletter

From first-person stories to anonymous confessionals, honest opinion and must-read features, The Lifestyle Edit will help you keep your finger on the pulse → Read More

Gluten free pancake recipes

No one should miss out on Pancake Day, no matter their dietary requirements → Read More

Vegan pancake recipes - the best milk-free Pancake Day alternatives

While plenty of excitement surrounds Pancake Day, it can be a trying time for anyone who adheres to a specific diet. For those who follow plant-based diets – refraining from consuming animal byproducts like eggs and milk – it may be difficult to enjoy the festivities alongside friends who are not similarly committed to veganism. Over the past few years, increasing interest in veganism has… → Read More

8 unusual traditions the royal family follow when a baby is born

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank welcomed first child on Tuesday 9th February → Read More

How the puffer jacket became our lockdown hero

Puffer jackets are omnipresent in parks nationwide as people catch-up for their government-mandated walks. But Coronavirus isn’t the first crisis to see us zipping into down, writes Harriet Hall → Read More

The Gilpin hotel review: The ultimate Covid-secure retreat in the Lake District

Hedonism meets seclusion in these spacious spa suites → Read More

Stardust costume designer interview: The difficulty with dressing David Bowie

‘I wish his style came into fashion again so men wouldn’t feel so threatened in their masculinity all the time’, Julia Patkos tells Harriet Hall → Read More

The best luxury hotels in London

From a Chelsea palace to the highest hotel in the capital, these are the best luxury hotels in London → Read More

How takeaway coffee came to save our lockdown walks

The value a hot drink has added to our new normal was writ large when two women from Derby were fined for ‘picknicking’, writes Harriet Hall → Read More

Promising Young Woman has its flaws but is the #MeToo revenge movie every teenager should watch

Emerald Fennell’s dark comedy thriller exposes the universally complicit nature of sexual assault. It falls short in places, but could be eye-opening to many, especially men and boys → Read More