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Movie review: A ROYAL NIGHT OUT (PG13)
Sarah Gadon was born to play a princess.
She has that graceful poise, regal bearing and porcelain complexion that make her a believable royal, like the would-be Queen Elizabeth II.
The story is supposedly based on a true event where on the night of Victory in Europe (VE) Day on May 8, 1942, Elizabeth and her sister Margaret (Bel Powley) are given that one night of freedom and allowed out of their castle.
Mayhem ensues when they get separated, so Elizabeth spends the night on a wild goose chase to find Margaret.
The scriptwriters can't take much artistic licence and revel in the scenes where Elizabeth shares romantic moments with airman Jack (Jack Reynor) in case they get into trouble with the actual British monarch.
Still, Gadon does a good job as the lead, but the film belongs to Powley, who plays her hyper wild child with such naivety and relish.
Fluffy, fun and all-round charming stuff.
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Swiss steps down from Fifa top post, says extraordinary congress for a new president will be held soon
Sepp Blatter resigned as president of Fifa this morning (Singapore time) as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football’s governing body.
According to The New York Times, officials say he is "under investigation".
The 79-year-old Swiss official, Fifa president for 17 years and only re-elected last Friday, said a special congress would be called as soon as possible to elect a successor.
Blatter said that the scandal-tainted Fifa needs “profound reconstruction” and that he had “thoroughly reconsidered” his presidency since his re-election.
He added that the vote “does not seem to be supported by everybody in the world of football”.
His resignation came less than a week after Swiss police arrested seven Fifa officials, including two vice presidents, at a Zurich hotel.
Read the full report in our print edition on June 3.
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