News / UK and world by Press Association April 23, 2018, 1:18 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The security operation for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cost police more than £6 million, figures have revealed for the first time. Nearly £3 million was spent on overtime costs alone, with hundreds of officers drafted in to help police crowds watching the event in London in 2011. While next month’s wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle will be on a smaller scale, Thames Valley Police are preparing for around 100,000 spectators. That will make it one of the force’s largest ever security operations, which will require reinforcements from other forces, including the Metropolitan Police. Ken Marsh is chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers in the capital. He said the extra hours required of officers for a combination of … [Read more...] about William and Kate’s royal wedding cost police £6.3m, new figures reveal
ROYAL bride-to-be Meghan Markle's niece has begged her family to stop sniping at her and "ripping the family apart" over not getting invites to the wedding next month. Noel Rasmussen has called for a truce amongst the family members ahead of the royal wedding on May 19. According to the Mirror, the 19-year-old has said she thinks the bickering will die down, and hopes "these wounds are healed". She said: “It’s in Meghan’s nature to be a good person and she won’t want any bad feelings. I think she is doing the best she can in the public eye. “I’ve always really looked up to her, like a big sister I never had. She’s kind, genuine, very thoughtful and warm.” Noel has not spoken to her mother Samantha - Meghan's half sister - for four years, and hit out at her mum saying she's "got to stop what she's doing." Samantha Grant has been outspoken over half sister Meghan's engagement to Prince Harry since it was announced in November last … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s niece begs relatives to stop ‘ripping the family apart’ in row over Royal wedding invites
BEYOND a shadow of a doubt, Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle will be one of the major news events of the year – but who's going to be on the guest list? The forthcoming royal nuptials are sure to be a star-studded affair, with the couple boasting a host of high-profile pals. Here's what we know so far about who could be attending the big day. Who's invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding? The couple have kept fairly tight-lipped about the guest list – whilst the likes of The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William will definitely be invited, there haven't been too many confirmed names as of yet. The invitations were printed on March 22, suggesting that the guest list has now been finalised. One thing seems certain, though – there won't be as many wedding guests as when Harry's big brother tied the knot in 2011. This is because Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding took place at Westminster Abbey, with 1,900 guests. St George's … [Read more...] about Who is invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding and who is NOT on the royal wedding guest list?
LOCALS, businesses and visitors to Windsor are being given a month’s notice of planned road closures in the town ahead of the royal wedding. Here is what we know about the planned road closures in the town. Which roads in Windsor will be shut? Windsor town centre is expected to be extremely busy on the day as the town welcomes visitors and well-wishers from around the world to celebrate Harry and Meghan tying the knot. To make room for the expected influx of visitors there will be a series of road closures on Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May as the happy couple make their vows in St George's Chappel. The roads will remain shut until Saturday evening and a final decision will be made as to what time the roads can reopen on the day. Residents living inside the road closure area will be permitted to leave during the closures but only emergency services vehicles will be allowed to enter. A map of the planned closures can be found on www.roadworks.org List of road closures from … [Read more...] about Royal wedding road closures – which roads in Windsor will be shut and what time will they reopen?
As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day of May 19 draws near, the excitement is building in Britain. "We love a wedding," said Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine. "…the grandeur, all the pomp and circumstance that goes with a royal wedding." And also in the United States. "I think there's gonna be a lotta Kappa parties," said Markle's Northwestern University sorority sister Erica Bethe Levin. "Like, tears are gonna be running down my face. … I mean, it's amazing." "I'm gonna be looking for the joy on Meghan's face," said Immaculate Heart High School teacher Christine Knudsen. "Her face is going to beam." And all eyes will be on Markle's dress. "Obviously, we're most excited to see her dress," said sorority sister Liz Kores Graham. "I really can't wait to see her dress," Levin agreed. "I was, like, pumped to see Kate's dress. I was pumped to see Pippa's dress," Graham laughed. "I don't know what she's gonna wear, but I know she's gonna look … [Read more...] about The royal wedding: The big day and beyond