With just two days to go until the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and US television star Meghan Markle, she confirmed Thursday that her father will not attend following heart surgery. Here is a round-up of the latest news: - Bride's sadness as father recovers - Thomas Markle, an Emmy Award-winning TV lighting director, had been due to walk his daughter down the aisle. However, he will not be coming, Markle said, after reports that he had undergone heart surgery. "Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health," Meghan Markle said in a statement. "I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday." - Days in hospital - Thomas Markle is recuperating in hospital, the 73-year-old was quoted as saying by US celebrity news website TMZ. "I'm ok. It will take a long … [Read more...] about Bride’s father absent: Royal wedding news digest
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Britain's Prince Harry is set to marry American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday (May 19) at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. The royal wedding, which comes seven years after Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, has been followed closely by the media. Here are eight things about the wedding. 1. They dated quietly before being forced to go public Prince Charles on Nov 27 announced the engagement of his son Prince Harry, the younger of two sons with the late Princess Diana, to Markle. The pair began dating in 2016, with Prince Harry, 33, forced to release a statement to stop the "wave of abuse and harassment" Markle, 36, was facing. The prince proposed in London in early November, after receiving a blessing from Markle's parents. The pair are set to live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, a 20-minute drive from Buckingham Palace. 2. Harry designed the ring, with two stones from Princess Diana's collection The couple made a media appearance at Kensington … [Read more...] about When Harry weds Meghan: 8 things about the royal wedding
By Jennifer Hassan The Washington Post Wed., May 16, 2018 Britain, 1947. The Second World War had ended but the nation’s struggle was far from over. Rationing was still in place for myriad food items. In the streets, people queued for jobs, for handouts and for fresh fruit. Families torn apart by war tried desperately to rebuild, many without the men who had left home for battle and never returned. Access to fuel was limited. Then one of the coldest winters on record hit, destroying Britain’s wheat crop and leaving thousands of people in rural areas isolated. When Princess Elizabeth’s engagement to Philip Mountbatten was announced that summer, many Brits welcomed the news. After so much suffering, the prospect of a royal wedding seemed to lift the nation’s spirit. “Oh, it gave us all a boost,” recalled Pat Bannell, a 97-year-old from East London. “We were all for it, especially if we got a day off work,” she said, … [Read more...] about Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle follow royal wedding traditions?
caption The royal wedding is a multi-million dollar affair. source Chris Jackson / Getty Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting married at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor, on May 19. Kensington Palace will cover the cost of the royal wedding, an expense traditionally taken on by the bride’s family. The royal wedding is expected to cost in excess of $45 million (£32 million), most of which is allotted for security. The average cost of a wedding for couples in the US and the UK is around $34,000 (£23,700). Five figures is a huge expense for a one-day affair. That is, unless you’re ultra-rich – and especially if you’re royalty rich. Next month, the world will bear witness to the most anticipated royal wedding in years. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to be married on May 19 at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor, and will begin a carriage … [Read more...] about Here’s how much Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding is expected to cost
By Leanne Italie The Associated Press Fri., March 16, 2018 NEW YORK—In pyjamas and old wedding gowns, with high tea or a bit of the early morning bubbly, royal watchers around the globe are fascinator-ready to watch the nuptials of Prince Harry and his unprecedented fiancée: Meghan Markle. He’s the spare to the heir, soon to be booted to fifth in line for the throne, but Harry is forever the people’s prince to many inside and outside the Commonwealth who once wondered whether the bad boy of Windsor would ever tie the knot. She, of TV Suits fame, has whipped up some big fan buzz, including those thrilled by her mixed-race heritage. Read more: Can Meghan Markle keep up her acting career? And other royal questions Article Continued Below Prince Harry, Meghan Markle invite 2,640 people to celebrate wedding What will Meghan Markle wear on her big day? The royal wedding dress is a top secret Their “woke” wedding (the Spice … [Read more...] about Royal wedding fans gear up for party of the year