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.
In Britain, Prince Philip - the husband of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd - has retired. After 70 years of official public engagements, the Prince made his final solo appearance on royal duty. He attended a parade of the Royal Marines of which he's the Captain-General. Now 96, he’s the longest serving consort in British history. And possibly the least diplomatic, too. From London Stephen Beard reports.
Britain and Belgium's royals, along with German top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel, have commemorated the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Over half a million soldiers were killed in one of World War I's worst battles.
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.