Prince Salman attracts 240,000 tweeps

Updated 04 March 2013
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Prince Salman attracts 240,000 tweeps

A government spokesman said Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz’s account on Twitter was primarily aimed at stopping impersonation of the crown prince on this popular social media. “Prince Salman also wanted to establish close contacts with citizens by receiving them at his office after Dhuhr prayer daily to deal with their requests and complaints effectively,” the spokesman said.
Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, launched his twitter account on Saturday this week and has already gained a massive following of 240,000 followers. An excited Saudi twitterati welcomed the Prince Salman with numerous tweets and by creating related hashtags in Arabic and English.
“A nice touch by your royal highness in creating this account to follow the concerns of your citizens, their problems and to seek solutions. God bless you and keep you in good health,” tweeted Mowfaq Jameel, who goes by the twitter handle @1269888. Another user @Looolooo188 said: “What an unexpected surprise! The most prominent event in Twitter is that Prince Salman’s twitter account has been validated. Will he manage the account? Will he interact? We don’t know but he is among us now.”
This is the first social network account the crown prince has created to allow people the opportunity to contact him personally. His only tweet so far has addressed his followers with the following “This is the official and only twitter account of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Many Saudi tweeters welcomed the prince to the social media network, while others instantly tried contacting him via his account regarding personal matters and concerns.


Meghan Markle’s nephew caught with knife blames Trump: report

Updated 21 May 2018
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Meghan Markle’s nephew caught with knife blames Trump: report

LONDON: Tyler Dooley, nephew of Britain’s newest royal Meghan Markle, took a knife to a London nightclub and then blamed Donald Trump’s warnings about the dangers of the British capital, The Sun reported on Monday.
The daily said Dooley, 25, a cannabis farmer who was not invited to the royal wedding in Windsor, handed the four-inch blade to a bouncer outside the club in Kingston, southwest London.
London’s Metropolitan Police did not name Dooley but confirmed they were called by security to the club “after a man openly declared he had a knife as he attempted to enter the club.”
The incident happened just hours after Saturday’s wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.
“When officers arrived at 01.55 hrs enquiries led them to a hotel in Kingston and two men in their 20s were spoken to by officers in connection with the incident.
“One of the men also voluntarily surrendered a noxious spray. Both men, who were visitors to the UK, were warned about their actions,” the statement said.
“Neither was arrested, no further action was taken and enquiries are complete,” it added.
It is illegal to carry any knife in a public place in England except for folding pocket knives with blades measuring three inches (7.62 centimeters) or less.
Police commander Sally Benatar was quoted in the statement as saying: “The items were handed over voluntarily and there was no ongoing risk so the investigation was closed with warnings given.”
The Sun quoted Dooley as telling someone outside the club: “I just brought it because Donald Trump said London was like a warzone. I had it for protection.”
When contacted by a Sun reporter, the paper said Dooley “hid inside a bin cupboard” at his hotel.
Dooley flew into London last week with his brother and mother, the ex-wife of Markle’s half-brother Thomas, who was also not invited to the nuptials.
The run-up to the royal wedding was overshadowed by the media circus surrounding Markle’s family.
Her father pulled out at the last minute after getting caught up in a paparazzi scandal and then undergoing a heart operation while her mother was the only family member to attend.
Trump has stirred controversy with repeated references to security issues in Britain.
In a speech at the National Rifle Association in Texas this month, he talked about knife crime in London, comparing a hospital in the city to a “war zone.”
Knife-related crimes rose by 23 percent in London last year and a spate of stabbings and shootings have left more than 50 people dead this year.