"Rape-provoking" miniskirts and crop tops banned by king of Swaziland with offenders facing six months in jail

'Rape-provoking' miniskirts and crop tops banned by king of Swaziland with offenders facing six months in jail Miniskirts and low slung jeans banned in SwazilandThe clothing 'encourages rape' according to police in the tiny African kingdomBut semi-naked dances for all-powerful king are exempt from colonial-era law | UPDATED: 20:32 GMT, 24 December 2012 Police in Swaziland will enforce a colonial law to stop women wearing miniskirts and other 'sexual' clothing. Officers say the clothes 'encourage rape' (file picture) Women in Swaziland have been banned from wearing miniskirts and crop tops because they 'encourage rape' – and offenders face a six-month spell in jail

Prince Charles tells schoolchildren that mad King George III is monarch he most respects

Prince Charles tells schoolchildren that mad King George III is monarch he most respects The Prince of Wales spoke to schoolchildren while on tour of Pimlico Academy, London, to mark 10th birthday of the Prince's Teaching Institute While visiting the academy, Prince Charles laughed as he tried his hand at playing the steel drums By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 20:51 GMT, 11 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:22 GMT, 11 December 2012 Anniversary visit: Prince Charles shares a joke on a visit to Pimlico Academy to mark ten years of the Prince's Teaching Institute Infamous for 'losing' America and going mad during his reign, George III has hardly gone down in the annals of history as the finest monarch ever to grace the throne. But Prince Charles, the man who is of course next in line to the crown, told school pupils that the King who reigned in the 18th and early 19th century is the monarch he most respects

Clegg jumps on the royal bandwagon

Nick Clegg jumps on the royal bandwagon | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 9 December 2012 Clegg went out of his way to issue a gushing statement congratulating Will and Kate on their good news Thanks to his never-ending quest to find a point to his political existence, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will rush through Parliament a law change to ensure that if William and Kate have a daughter, she will be the automatic heir to the throne.

Why so snotty, Mr Paxman?

Why so snotty, Mr Paxman | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 4 December 2012 Jeremy Paxman announces sneeringly on BBC2’s Newsnight: ‘A statement today announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant. We won’t mention that again though, I promise.’ Why is he so snotty Jeremy was happy to accept royalties for his 2006 book On Royalty, praising our constitutional monarchy, and he has been a house guest of the Prince of Wales.

Stop fretting about never being King, Charles relish your freedom as an outspoken Prince

Curb your impatience and stop fretting about never being King – we need you now | UPDATED: 07:39 GMT, 27 November 2012 Prince Charles has once again revealed how impatient he is to become king. Speaking at Dumfries House, the superb architectural masterpiece by Robert Adam which the Prince saved for the nation with money from the Duchy of Cornwall, he quipped: ‘Impatient Me What a thing to suggest! Yes, of course I am.’ He added: ‘I’ll run out of time soon.