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News Daily: Council chief quits after Grenfell criticism

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The chief executive of west London's Kensington and Chelsea Council - who's been among the officials and politicians facing criticism over the Grenfell Tower fire - has resigned. Nicholas Holgate called the disaster, in which at least 79 people died, "heart-breaking", adding that remaining in office would be a "distraction".

He also said that Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid had asked him to quit, but Mr Javid hasn't yet commented on the claim.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Wednesday that 68 social housing flats in Kensington Row, about 1.5 miles away from Grenfell Tower, would be made available to survivors.

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Harry speaks out about monarchy and Diana's funeral

He says he doesn't want to destroy the "magic" of the monarchy, but Prince Harry has spoken candidly about the stress of the top role. "Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be king or queen? I don't think so," he said in an interview with Newsweek magazine. The prince also questioned why, at the funeral of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, he was required to join the procession behind her coffin through the streets of London. No child of 12 "should be asked to do that", he said.

Analysis: What to make of Harry's comments?

By Peter Hunt, royal correspondent

This is an interview that will generate some sympathy - a prince still struggling with the death of his mother - and raise some eyebrows.

Read Peter's full article

What the papers say

Several papers lead on the difficulties Theresa May faces in seeing Brexit through. The Times suggests there is a threat from the House of Lords to her plans, while the Daily Telegraph warns of a "constitutional crisis", and the i describes a "massive uphill struggle". Meanwhile, the Daily Mail focuses on Prince Harry's comments on the monarchy, saying he has "never kept secret his lack of desire for the 'top job'", but is now stating that "no one else in his family" wants it either.

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