August 1, 2013 3:50 PM
In a curious case of "Who knew she was a mega fan?" British government officials are seeking to prevent Kelly Clarkson from taking home a rare Jane Austen ring she won at auction for a cool $228 thousand in the hopes that a local buyer will snap it up instead and keep the historical objet d'art on British soil. The Lloyd's Banking Group said its recovery was ahead of schedule and that it won't need to raise additional capital to meet new requirements imposed by regulators. Lloyds reported its net profits to be $2.3 billion for the first half. Prince William will soon be making his first royal appearance since the birth of his son, Prince George. Kensington Palace announced that the new dad will attend the Anglesey (Angle see) Show.