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Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan Invite over 2,500 Ordinary People

Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will invite more than 2,500 members of the public to take part in their wedding day celebrations in May, Kensington Palace has confirmed. Harry and US actress Markle are tying the knot at Windsor Castle on 19 May in a ceremony expected to attract a global media coverage as did the marriage of Harry’s elder brother William to Kate Middleton in 2011, watched by an estimated two billion people. “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will invite 2,640 members of the public to Windsor Castle on their wedding day to watch the arrivals of the bride and groom and their guests and the carriage procession as it departs from the castle,” the statement read. The 2,640 invited guests will be made up of people from charities associated with the couple, local school pupils and members of the local community, and 1,200 people from across the country, chosen from a broad range of backgrounds and ages. “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have said they want their wedding day to …

Royals Bank on Meghan Effect

The Royal Family is hoping that some of the magic of its latest recruit rubs off on its charitable activities and public image. She has already had tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and fast-tracked to attend the traditional Christmas service at Sandringham. Now former US actress Meghan Markle has made her first official appearance alongside fiance Prince Harry and his elder brother William and pregnant wife Kate, the first time the royal “Fab Four” have carried out a public engagement together. The quartet appeared on stage together to take part in the Royal Foundation forum, a new annual event to showcase the projects run or launched by the royals’ main charitable and philanthropic vehicle which William and Harry set up in 2011. Royal courtiers will be hoping Markle’s growing popularity in Britain will boost the vast charitable portfolio of the Royal family. Harry, 33 and Markle, 36, have attracted worldwide media attention since they announced last November they were getting married while William, 35 and Kate, 36, have been a major media draw …

Harry and Meghan Letter ‘Race Hate Crime’ —Terror Police

Scotland Yard has said a package containing a mysterious substance, addressed to Prince Harry and his US fiancee Meghan Markle, was harmless. But counter-terrorism officers are treating a letter which accompanied the package as a racist hate crime, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. The package was sent to St James’s Palace on Monday (19 February) and police later confirmed the substance it contained was non-suspicious. “Officers are also investigating an allegation of malicious communications which relates to the same package, and it is being treated as a racist hate crime,” the police statement said. The London Evening Standard reported that the package had been addressed to Harry and Markle, his fiancee and former Suits actress who he is to marry in May. A spokeswoman for the prince, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, said they had no comment on the reports. In a rebuke from his office to the media in 2016 over intrusion into his then-girlfriend’s private life, Harry referred to the racism that had been directed at Markle, whose father is white and mother is …

Princess Charlotte Poses for a ‘Mumsie’ Before Nursery School

Princess Charlotte has celebrated a significant milestone by posing for two portrait images shot by her budding photographer mother, the Duchess of Cambridge who turns 36 tomorrow. Pictures taken by the pregnant duchess on Monday (8 January) showed the smiling and composed two-year-old perched and standing on the steps of the family home in Kensington Palace before setting off for her first day at the private Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington. On its website the school, rated as “outstanding” by government inspectors, describes itself as traditional, saying it “strives to maintain its ethos for high standards, excellence and good manners”. Fees are £3,050 per term for mornings and £1,800 for afternoons. Charlotte is fourth-in-line to the British throne behind her father Prince William, her elder brother George and grandfather Prince Charles and her parents are expecting a third baby in April. Unlike previous senior royals, she follows in the footsteps of her father who attended nursery school as a child and sibling George who progressed from nursery to primary school in September when he enrolled …

What We Learnt: Prince Harry’s Takeover of The Today Programme

Prince Harry’s stint as guest editor on BBC 4’s flagship news programme did not disappoint for its variety and top-draw interview subjects; They don’t come any bigger than the erstwhile occupant of the White House, President Barack Obama and heir to the British throne, Prince Charles [Pa] who has “bored him to tears” banging on about the devastating impact of climate change. And the easy bit? Getting Obama to do his first candid interview since leaving Pennsylvania Avenue last year told us he had friends in high places and an “outsize” voice according to Obama. RELATED STORY: Meghan Markle’s £56,000 Ralph & Russo Engagement Gown He hinted how fiancee Suits actress Meghan Markle had fared well with the in-laws at their Sandringham Christmas get-together, “running around with the kids” of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He however let his guard down when he let slip: “She’s done an absolutely amazing job, she’s getting in there and it’s the family that I suppose she’s never had.” Now that told us volumes about Markle’s private family …

Queen Lauds Grenfell Spirit in Milestone Christmas Broadcast

Grenfell Tower victims and the firefighters who battled the fatal blaze which claimed 71 lives headlined the Queen’s 60th Christmas Day broadcast. The 91-year-old monarch also praised the resilience of London and Manchester after “appalling attacks”. The “powerful identities” of the capital and the northern English city had shone through after militant attacks as well as the devastating fire that destroyed the residential tower block in west London in June, the Queen said. The 91 year-old monarch, whose televised address is a Christmas staple in Britain, recounted how it had been a privilege to visit victims of the bomb attack at a pop concert in Manchester, as she was able to witness the bravery and resilience of survivors first-hand. On the 60th anniversary of her first televised Christmas address, she said her reflections on the year had made her “grateful for the blessings of home and family”, and praised her husband and his “unique” sense of humour. The Duke of Edinburgh, 96, has been at the queen’s side throughout her 65 years on the throne, …

Racy and Lacy: Meghan Markle’s £56,000 Ralph & Russo Engagement Gown

Prince Harry and his American fiancee Suits actress Meghan Markle released a series of portraits on Thursday (December 21) by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement. And the photos went down a storm that Kensington Palace subsequently released a third bonus black and white candid portrait with the couple in a full-length pose. A spokesperson expressed the engaged couple’s gratitude on Instagram: “Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments following the release of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle’s engagement photographs. ‘The couple are so grateful for the warm and generous messages they have received during such a happy time in their lives. As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you.” Lubomirski, a former Mario Testino assistant, famed for his photos of Harry’s mother Princess Diana, took the pictures at the royal retreat of Frogmore House, near Windsor Castle, west of London, where the couple are due to marry on …