Tuesday morning news briefing: Prince Harry arrives 'home' in Canada

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Prince Harry arrives at Vancouver International Airport early today - Paul Grover

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Harry arrives in Canada to join Meghan and Archie

It is their first day together as they start their new life. The Duke of Sussex arrived in Canada early today to be reunited with his wife and son after two turbulent weeks apart. Prince Harry wore a padded coat, blue jeans and a beanie hat as he arrived at Vancouver International Airport before being taken to Vancouver Island. View more pictures of his arrival here. His flight to Canada will be deemed symbolic, coming just two days after Buckingham Palace announced that it was severing all official ties with the Sussexes as they walk away from public life. As Harry and Meghan plan to make the Commonwealth country their home, Victoria Ward reports on the Duchess's intentions for the future.

After what has undoubtedly been a difficult start to the decade for the Royal family, Camilla Tominey writes that one consolation of the unfortunate furore is that it has finally brought Harry back on to speaking terms with Prince William. But will Prince Harry ever be truly happy? Harry Mount explains why leaving royal life behind is unlikely to give the Duke the contentment he has spent his life searching for.

PS: Peter Phillips, the Queen's grandson, has used his royal role to front a milk advert in China. It emerged after the Sussexes were instructed not to use their HRH titles for commercial gain following their decision to step back as senior royals. View the advert for Jersey Fresh Milk.

Terrorists to be denied early release from prison

The most dangerous terrorists will be forced to serve their entire jail term without any prospect of early release as part of a crackdown announced today. All of those convicted of preparing or committing a terrorist act will face a minimum of 14 years in jail - more than four times the present three years. The rule allowing the release of the worst offenders two thirds of the way through their sentence will be abolished and there will be tougher controls on release, including lie detector tests that could help prevent a repeat of the London Bridge terror attack. Home Affairs Editor Charles Hymas reports that the introduction of fixed-term sentences for terrorists will fuel demands for early release to be scrapped for offences across the justice system.

Anger at daring hunt for treasures inside the Titanic

Hidden treasures inside the wreck of the RMS Titanic will be recovered for the first time under controversial plans opposed by the Government. A private US company has announced a daring mission to "surgically remove" a deckhouse roof so it can retrieve precious artefacts, including a Marconi wireless described as "the most famous radio in the world". Campaigners say the wreck is a mass grave and should be left in peace. Bill Gardner reveals how the company plans to use underwater robots.

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