En route to becoming the most prolific pop star of his period, Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958-April 21, 2016) bent both gender and genre.
At once a guitar god, keyboard king and dance-floor deity, Prince was rock 'n' roll royalty, fluent in funk and just as glad to play some jazz. His untimely death at the age of 57 in 2016 left a shocked world wanting more.
Traditionally, the British royal family avoids politics, but according to German media, this visit seems to be auspiciously timed as talks on Britain leaving the EU get underway. Kate and William would probably do a better job in Brussels, says DW's Rob Mudge.
Pippa Middleton, the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has married financier James Matthews at a private ceremony in Berkshire in the UK. The glamorous society affair has been dubbed the "wedding of the year."