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Mum finds girl, 6, rubbing talcum powder on her face to make herself white, How three UK businesses are preparing to transition out of the EU, Big Bang Theory fan completely oblivious Kunal Nayyar is right outside their hotel room, Love Island USA’s Cely and Johnny named ‘highest earners’ overs winners Justine and Caleb, Justin Bieber overcome with emotion after Holy performance on Saturday Night Live, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall forced to self-isolate and will miss The Search first live show, Loose Women applauded as it makes history with all-Black panel. Parents demand answers from school after kids say new pupil 'looks like 40-year-old man' After a period of heavy rain, a colliery spoil tip collapsed on 21 October, 1966, sending its contents down to the small Wales village below – burying numerous streets and Pantglas Junior School. Despite efforts to save those who were trapped underneath, many were killed immediately and it took a week to recover all the bodies. Olivia Colman is majestic, HBH is iconic. Not quite—as pictured on The Crown, the queen sent a message of support to the victims—but she didn’t actually visit Aberfan until eight days after the disaster, sending Prince Philip in her place shortly after the collapse occurred. Tough watch but superbly done. 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Queen Elizabeth really did wait eight long days to visit the site of an infamous coal-mining tragedy. The Crown season 3 is available now on Netflix. Got a showbiz story? However, the response from the Queen's brother-in-law, Princess Margaret's husband Antony-Armstrong Jones, Lord Snowdon , was uncharacteristically personal for a royal family member at the time. Her family has welcomed a decision by the Health and Safety Executive to prosecute the theme park, Woman who grinned as she stabbed her lover to death after biting his testicles jailed, Cordelia Farrell, 38, stabbed Wayne Coventry, 36, to death in front of friends after they argued at his brother's house. The best you have to rely on is your conscience and your own belief in what the truth is.’. The Sex Bucket List - what women really want and men's secret fantasies uncovered, ADULT CONTENT. "When she did arrive she was visibly upset and the people of Aberfan appreciated her being here...She came when she could and nobody would condemn her for not coming earlier, especially as everything was such a mess.". As someone from South Wales the scenes in the Aberfan episode of the new season of #TheCrown are absolutely heartbreaking. 109 of them were children aged between eight and 10 in Pantglas Juniors. The Crown season three left viewers sobbing over the show’s heartbreaking depiction of the 1966 Aberfan disaster, which claimed the lives of 116 children and 28 adults. Parents 'prefer to pay for food' to avoid free school meal stigma, Minister says, I’ve had a stammer for more than 20 years, Parents demand answers from school after kids say new pupil 'looks like 40-year-old man', Parents 'prefer to pay for food' to avoid free school meal stigma, Minister says. Queen Elizabeth II visits Aberfan in South Wales on 29th October 1966. Viewers praised the blunt portrayal of the disaster that happened, which included the burial of the school, the frantic relief efforts made by those in the village, and the demand for those responsible to be held to account. It has been said that Queen Elizabeth's biggest regret is her response to the Aberfan mining disaster. MORE: Who was Princess Margaret’s ‘toy boy’ Roddy Llewellyn, as featured in The Crown season 3? For the Aberfan episode, producers worked closely with those who continue to be affected by what happened there. According to Lacey, Lord Snowdon immediately rushed from London to Aberfan when news of the disaster spread. The Crown season three left viewers sobbing over the show’s heartbreaking depiction of the 1966 Aberfan disaster, which claimed the lives of 116 children and 28 adults. The Aberfan episode of #TheCrown is truly heartbreaking Beautifully done! It happened after she bit his testicles. She is seen here talking with concerned families, mothers and children in the village. I didn't know how they would show the Aberfan tragedy on #TheCrown but it was filmed so respectful and the QE2 well….. — Tis Bex.. ♀️ (@bexg55) November 17, 2019. It is said that the monarch had feared her appearance at the site of the disaster would create too much distraction for the emergency services working to rescue potential survivors. 12 key things we learned from Ghislaine Maxwell's newly unsealed deposition documents, Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, had fought for hundreds of pages of transcripts to remain sealed, but today they were made public in the US - and appear to contain numerous references to Prince Andrew, Hospitals forced to postpone some ops amid 'dramatic rise' in Covid admissions. The series pushes, however, that The Queen regrets not reacting sooner to the disaster. The Aberfan disaster was the catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in Wales on 21 October 1966. Who was Prince Philip’s mother Princess Alice Of Battenberg as The Crown season 3 is released on Netflix. It was a prefect's badge, the only thing by which he had been able to identify his child...". Halfway through my binge fest of #TheCrown S3. "Perhaps they'll miss some poor child that might have been found under the wreckage.". The Crown season 3 depicts the heartbreaking scenes in the Welsh village of Aberfan following the 1966 disaster that claimed the lives of 116 children, Get our daily royal round-up direct to your inbox. "In another house he comforted an older couple who had lost thirteen grandchildren - in another where they were terribly upset, he offered to make a cup of tea, went into the kitchen and returned with a tray with cups for them all. Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. To survivors, however, the importance was in her turning up at all that mattered. More: School The tragedy of the 1966 Aberfan disaster has been brought into the public eye once again with the latest series of The Crown. The Netflix drama tackles the horrific event and the response of the government and the royal family, the latter of which many judged to be too cool. Here’s the true story of the Aberfan disaster of October 21, 1966, which killed 144 people. Directed by Benjamin Caron. The new season’s third episode is focused entirely on the disaster, as well as the government failures to have done something sooner, and the Royal family’s less-than brisk reaction to what happened. This is a breaking news story and is constantly being updated.