Fans camp out of Windsor Castle ahead of royal wedding

admin   •   May 18, 2018   •   2693



People pose for pictures and selfies with models of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ahead of their wedding, in Windsor, Britain May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble


Royal super fans camped outside Windsor Castle for another night, as the massive security operation stepped up days before the royal wedding between Prince Harry and his American actress fiancee Meghan Markle.

“We’ve all been waiting for Harry. If his mom was alive now Diana, she really would be proud of the pair. For me, Harry is different. He is more upfront. He does what he wants. Even the duke, you know, can’t call the card on him. He actually does what he does,” said Terry Hutt, a royal fan from Western-super-Mare.

Also making sure they will have a good view of the couple, television crews from all over the world were seen early morning setting up positions.

On Windsor’s streets, decorated with swathes of red, white and blue “union jack” flags, hundreds of tourists and journalists mingled with dedicated royal fans – some draped with UK flags and holding photographs of Harry and Markle – while armed police patrolled.

“It’s colorful, seeing so many people come together from all walks of life, different countries even people who live locally that don’t come here that often. Even they’re coming here more and more every day. It’s quite nice to have everyone come together,” said Amaad Akbal, a local resident.

More than 100,000 people are expected to descend on the town on Saturday.

Local police said royal fans coming to Windsor to witness the wedding will experience tight security, even though there is no known threat to the event. — Giselle Bonifacio | UNTV News & Rescue

Meghan guest-edits British Vogue, honors ‘forces for change’ women

Robie de Guzman   •   July 29, 2019

Meghan, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, has chosen to feature 15 women she considers “Forces for change” on the cover of the September issue of British Vogue that she guest edited, Buckingham Palace said on Sunday (July 28).

The Duchess of Sussex, who gave birth to her first child in May, spent seven months working with British Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful on the issue.

The former actress, 37, said in a statement she had sought to steer the focus of the September issue – usually the year’s most read – to “the values, causes and people making impact in the world today”.

The cover of the magazine, which will be available on Aug. 2, features women including teenage climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden, boxer Ramla Ali and actress and women’s rights advocate Salma Hayek Pinault.

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward, and model and former refugee Adut Akech are among others featured in a list that also includes mental health and diversity campaigners.

“Through this lens I hope you’ll feel the strength of the collective in the diverse selection of women chosen for the cover as well as the team of support I called upon within the issue to help bring this to light,” Meghan said in the statement.

“I hope readers feel as inspired as I do, by the ‘Forces for Change’ they’ll find within these pages.”

The issue also features a “candid conversation” between Meghan and former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, and an interview with veteran primatologist Jane Goodall. (REUTERS)

(Production: Edward Baran, Tara Oakes)

Prince William welcomes Harry to the ‘sleep deprivation society’ after birth of baby boy

Robie de Guzman   •   May 8, 2019

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex | Courtesy: Reuters

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Britain’s Prince William and Catherine said they are thrilled by the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan’s baby boy with the elder brother welcoming his sibling to the “sleep deprivation society.”

“Absolutely thrilled and looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quietened down. I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting so yeah that’ll be fun,” the Duke said.

Speaking outside the launch of the King’s Cup Regatta in London on Tuesday (May 7), William and Kate also revealed that they too are in waiting along with the rest of the world to find out the baby’s name.

“We’re looking forward to meeting him and finding out what his name is going to be, it’s really exciting for both of them and I wish them the best, in these next few weeks it’s all a bit daunting first-time round. So, wish them all the best,” the Duchess said.

William, second in line to the throne, has three children with Kate including Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte and said he ”plenty of advice” for the new parents.

“Oh, there is plenty of advice, but I wish them all the best and I hope over the next few days it’ll settle down and they can enjoy having a new-born in their family and all the joys that come with that,” he said

Meghan gave birth in the early hours of Monday (May 6) morning to the boy, the seventh-in-line to the British throne, leaving his father, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, and royal fans across the world enthralled.

So far, Harry and his aides have merely confirmed the boy weighed 7 lbs. 3oz (3.26 kg) and that Meghan and the couple’s first child were both healthy and well. (REUTERS)

Thai king names his consort queen days before coronation

Robie de Guzman   •   May 3, 2019

(L-R) Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida during their wedding ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand, May 1, 2019.

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn announced on Wednesday (May 1) that he had married his consort, General Suthida Vajiralongkorn, and named her Queen Suthida.

The announcement, carried in the Royal Gazette, came just before the official coronation of the king, 66, on May 4-6.

Vajiralongkorn, also known by the title King Rama X, became constitutional monarch after the death of his revered father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in October 2016, after 70 years on the throne.

In 2014, Vajiralongkorn appointed Suthida Tidjai, a former flight attendant for Thai Airways, as a deputy commander of his bodyguard unit.

Some royal observers and foreign media have linked Suthida romantically with the king, but the palace had previously never acknowledged a relationship between them. (REUTERS)


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