News / UK and world by Press Association May 17, 2018, 7:16 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A rehearsal for the royal wedding is due to take place in Windsor later. Some 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part in Saturday’s festivities, lining the streets as the newlywed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle head on a 25-minute carriage ride through the town. After months of planning, Thursday’s dry-run will give organisers a chance to put some finishing touches to the global event. But as the big day nears, it was reported that Ms Markle’s father has been left “heartbroken” as he will miss the wedding. Thomas Markle is said to have successfully undergone heart surgery on Wednesday to implant three stents, so will be unable to give his daughter away as he needs time to recover. He told US website TMZ he was “OK”, although it will take a “long time to heal”. … [Read more...] about Windsor gearing up for royal wedding rehearsal
News / UK and world by Press Association May 17, 2018, 7:16 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Two choir boys who have the nerve-wracking task of singing during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding have branded the experience a “once in a lifetime opportunity”. Leo Mills, 11, and nine-year-old Nathan Mcharo spoke of how they were “super excited” ahead of performing in front of a global television audience of millions. The pair are among 12 young choristers who will be singing in the Choir of St George’s Chapel at the wedding this weekend. Leo said of first joining choir: “I knew that we sang for the Queen every Easter and other occasions but I didn’t think we’d sing at any royal weddings.” He added: “I’m super excited. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. If it’s handed to you, you take it. You don’t shy away from it. … [Read more...] about Choir boys ‘super excited’ over royal wedding role
News / UK and world by Press Association May 17, 2018, 7:16 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Meghan Markle marrying into the royal family represents a “victory for diversity”, members of an ethnic minority organisation have said. According to representatives of the Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association, the bride is the “perfect role model”. Speaking at the group’s city centre headquarters, director Olivier Tsemo claimed it would be emotional to see a woman of “mixed heritage” tie the knot with Prince Harry. “I think she’s a beautiful lady”, the 46-year-old said. “It’s a great example of outstanding leadership from the future husband, because I’m sure it wasn’t easy for him to choose someone of her ethnicity. “I am sure he has done a lot of thinking, and has said, ‘This is the woman that I love, and this is … [Read more...] about Royal wedding ‘victory for diversity’, ethnic minority organisation says
A PUB in Derby has banned any mention of the upcoming Royal Wedding, as it says it wants to protect its regulars. While most of the country is set to celebrate the forthcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Alexandra Hotel customers who talk about the wedding will have to pay up into the pub’s charity tin. Landlady Anna Dyson-Edge said: “A lot of our customers are blokes and they are not interested in it. “They said: ‘A royal wedding? Ugh! We are sick of it.’ “We thought we would give them somewhere to come to get away from it all.” Posters around the pub in Siddals Road, Derby, say: “Royal wedding-free zone. Please refrain from discussing the royal wedding. We’re not interested in it. Let’s talk about beer or the weather instead - or something more interesting.” Anna, who stressed she was not anti-royal, added: “We did the same for Kate and William when they got married. … [Read more...] about Pub BANS any mention of the Royal Wedding as bosses dish out fines for a good cause
SPECULATION has swirled around Thomas Markle since US media reported that he would not attend his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry. Here's what we know about Meghan's dad amid reports that he has undergone heart surgery just days before the former Suits star is welcomed into the royal family. Will Thomas Markle walk Meghan down the aisle? After some uncertainty, it was initially confirmed that Thomas would walk his daughter down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry on May, 19. Thomas planned to make the trip from Mexico, where he is spending his retirement, to attend the wedding in Windsor. But just days beofre the ceremony, US media reported he would not be attending as he was suffering health problems. TMZ said that Thomas had suffered a "heart attack" and pulled out of the wedding. Meghan's father said he fell ill a week prior and had now realised he might be too ill to make the trip. On the evening on May 14 he said he was going to check back into hospital after … [Read more...] about Will Thomas Markle give Meghan away at the Royal Wedding, what was the staged photo row and did he have a heart attack?