The political chaos of Brexit is threatening to bring down British Prime Minister Theresa May , a matter of days before she is due to host President Donald Trump on his controversial first visit to the U.K. The sudden resignation of Brexit Minister David Davis over May's roadmap for leaving the European Union left the prime minister facing attacks from both inside and outside her Conservative Party. Trump's visit already threatens to embarrass May as Trump is kept away from massive protests, forcing the president to spend most of his time outside London . But with the latest cabinet emergency, it is possible May will not even be prime minister when the unpopular president arrives. The resignation of the Brexit minister threatens to open a chasm in May's Conservative—or Tory—government, with moderates calling for a "soft" Brexit on one side and extremists lobbying for a "hard" Brexit on the other. The split between the two camps has been evident since May replaced David … [Read more...] about Will Theresa May still be prime minister when Donald Trump visits the U.K?
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Meghan Markle will visit the United States to see her friends and family without Prince Harry. Us Weekly reported that Markle's trip would take place before the couple undertook a royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, planned for October. This would coincide with the Invictus Games, the Paralympic-style competition for military veterans which was founded by the prince and is due to be held in Sydney from October 20 through October 27. The couple are said to be keen to go the United States together next year, so that Meghan can introduce Harry to "everything she loves about the U.S," and as a way to highlight and strengthen ties between the countries. Markle's solo trip would be an unofficial one, the magazine reported. Earlier in July, the couple visited Dublin on a two-day trip in which they met the Irish president and prime minister and were mobbed by fans. Days earlier, Markle's half sister, Samantha Markle, criticized her sibling on Twitter after … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle is heading to the U.S. alone to visit her friends and family for the first time since her wedding
Margot Robbie was full of smiles as she remained busy at work on the live-action Barbie movie on Saturday, her 32nd birthday. As she filmed scenes with her co-star Ryan Gosling , who plays Barbie’s boyfriend Ken , she was also joined on set by her husband Tom Ackerley, who serves as producer on the flick alongside Margot through their LuckyChap Entertainment company. Barbie has been a treasure trove of pictures recently as the movies cracks on with its shoot in Los Angeles, offering fans pictures of Margot and Ryan’s glorious matching cowboy-inspired outfits and first glimpses of co-stars Will Ferrell and America Ferrera in costume. They’ve also roller-bladed together in retro fluorescents (obsessed) and we’ve seen Margot practising her Barbie crying – and even heard a clip of what she sounds like in character as the iconic Mattel doll. Tom, also 32, was spotted on set in sunglasses over th e weekend, in a white T-shirt and stripey trousers, and … [Read more...] about Margot Robbie celebrates 32nd birthday on Barbie set with co-star Ryan Gosling and visit from producer husband Tom Ackerley
Who better to lead school story time than a drag king or queen? From the outfits they wear, to the over-the-top expressions involved in their act, they’re professional performers who use their art form to bring stories to life and engage and captivate in a way that standard storytelling can’t – and with a little bit of a queer twist thrown in on top. But there’s more to Drag Queen Story Time than brilliant performances. There’s a serious reason why we want kids to see drag queens in their everyday lives. It’s why the recent backlash to a drag queen reading to kids at Glencoats Primary School in Scotland hurts so much. In this instance, a drag performer with the stage name of ‘Flowjob’, introduced as ‘Flo’ to the children, performed a one off story time session as part of LGBTQ+ History Month. This event was attended by teachers, the press and even a local MP. Dressed in a gown, covering her head to toe, she read a couple of short stories. However, despite … [Read more...] about The backlash against drag queens visiting schools is pure homophobia
Since marrying Prince Harry in 2018, Meghan Markle has carefully curated her own style with a sense of aesthetic independence not usually associated with members of the royal family. Fiercely proud of the fact that she doesn't use the services of a stylist , Meghan has moved away from many established royal conventions both in her wardrobe choices and her working practices. From commissioning a French fashion brand to make her wedding dress to stepping out at royal functions in bold and exciting colors, Meghan has a strong connection with how she dresses. One fashion staple in the duchess' wardrobe that she is particularly fond of is the mini-dress. This 1960s invention has been reinterpreted over subsequent decades into a chic wardrobe essential. For the royals though, the mini dress or skirt is a rarely worn item. In the 1960s, the two leading royal followers of fashion did adopt the miniskirt, Princess Anne and Princess Margaret. Others, including the queen, have … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle and the modern royal mini dress
Meghan Markle's public family drama has a new character, Frederick Markle, the Duchess of Sussex's uncle, and brother of her father Thomas Markle. On Thursday, The Daily Mail released a newly unearthed photo of Frederick, who it said is a self-proclaimed Catholic bishop, dressed in an extravagant golden religious costume. The photo was believed to have been taken in the early 1980s, during a time when Frederick's Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church had at least 40 members. Last year, The Mail revealed that Frederick is head of a Catholic church at the edge of Sanford, Florida. Although the establishment used to have parishioners, they have now all reportedly left, and the chapel is no longer publicly listed. But Frederick still prefers to be referred to as Bishop Dismas F. Markle According to The Mail , neighbours have said that Frederick seldom leaves his house apart from visits to church and fast food restaurants. He reportedly also has an estranged wife, Theresa, and son, … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle’s uncle is the self-proclaimed head of a Florida Catholic church without parishioners
What a year it's been for Prince Harry. In May, he finally married Meghan Markle, and the world seems more obsessed with him than ever before. Since his big day, we've watched him attend Royal Ascot, speculated over his views on Donald Trump and guessed where the couple will go on their honeymoon. Luckily, Harry is used to life under the microscope. Ever since he was born in 1984, he and his brother William have drawn the interest of the public around the world. We got to know him through his mother's then-unheard of desire to give her sons a full range of experiences outside the royal bubble. As children, the boys were photographed at Disney World and homeless shelters alike, as part of Diana's attempt to expose them to the real world. Even after Diana's death in 1997, Harry was just as curious about exploring the world. After he finished school, he took a gap year in Australia, working as his father had done at a cattle station. He also worked with orphaned children in Lesotho. … [Read more...] about These are the best photos from every year of Prince Harry’s life
The Amesbury poisoning incident that killed a woman was an "anti-Russian provocation" likely conducted by British government officials, according to the Russian Embassy. Both the Russian Embassy to the U.K. and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are rejecting U.K. government officials' claims blaming them for the Sunday death of 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess. Russia's official Foreign Affairs Twitter account called the accusations an absurd part of the "Russians did it" mantra. According to the U.K.'s top anti-terrorism official, the A-234 Novichok nerve agent is the same chemical used in March on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia just a few miles away in southwestern England. British police told Reuters they believe Sturgess and partner Charlie Rowley handled an item contaminated with the Novichok nerve agent poison this weekend. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson blamed Russia for the " Novichok death " but police said they have no evidence to connect the … [Read more...] about Russian officials said the deadly Sturgess poisoning is part of an “international hate campaign” launch by the U.K.
Steph McGovern in the press room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 (Image: Ian West/PA Archive/PA Images) Sign up for FREE for the latest news from the world of showbiz SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Chatty and friendly are the order of the day, something that pervades her successful daily Packed Lunch on Channel 4. And yet, the world might never have got to know her. "I come from Middlesbrough and I went to a college that was very much focused on the needs of the local area which is rooted in heavy industry," she explains. "We spent a lot of time getting input from companies like British Steel and ICI. I was pretty good at science so I saw my future in engineering." Related articles BBC's Naga Munchetty … [Read more...] about What Donald Trump said that made TV talkshow host Steph McGovern laugh
Lorraine: Fern Britton discusses royal aide being ‘cancelled’ Sign up for FREE for the latest news from the world of showbiz SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Fern Britton, 64, has spoken about her relationship with ex-husband Phil Vickery. She said she had a rather amicable divorce from the celebrity chef, but the real friendliness only developed in the last few months. Related articles Age-defying Vera Wang, 73, looks decades younger on her birthday Stunner Ruth Langsford almost unrecognisable in glam transformation Fern discussed her mental health in a recent podcast, explaining that speaking to a doctor and therapist was absolutely essential for her. The television presenter … [Read more...] about Fern Britton only became amicable with ex Phil Vickery in the ‘last couple of months’