Ajay Nair, news reporter The wedding of the year is fast approaching - but who will be there to witness the happy couple tie the knot on Saturday? Meghan Markle confirmed on Thursday that her father, Thomas Markle, would not be in attendance and would be left to "focus on his health" instead. The guest list has been open to much speculation, but a host of celebrities are expected and about 600 people have been invited to the ceremony. Additionally, 2,640 people have been invited to celebrate inside the castle walls even though they will not be part of the congregation. Advertisement They will, however, receive a sausage roll and a cup of tea. The guest list includes 1,200 young people and others who have served their communities, 200 people from charities and organisations that the couple have a close association with, and 100 pupils from two local schools. More from Royal Wedding 2018 Royal wedding: Follow along with the full order of … [Read more...] about Who’s going to Harry and Meghan’s wedding?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's florist has revealed some of the flowers she will be using as she pulls together the arrangements for Saturday. Philippa Craddock's designs will feature silver birch and English oak, which she will be sourcing locally, including from Windsor Great Park. Birch trees are one of the biggest contributors among tree pollen in the UK. Ms Craddock said working with the royal couple was a "collaborative" process and the pair had arrived at similar ideas for the commission. Although she would not disclose the full arrangements, she did speak about using the foliage of native trees. Advertisement :: Royal wedding: Palace reveals document used by Queen to give consent Ms Craddock said she feels "hugely excited" and "very privileged to be involved with this". More from Royal Wedding 2018 Royal wedding: Follow along with the full order of service Speculation grows over Camilla's absence from royal wedding … [Read more...] about Royal wedding florist gives sneak peek of day’s arrangements
THE BBC must end the threat of prosecuting over 75s for not paying their licence fee for good, a cross-party group of 28 peers told the corporation’s boss. The threats by TV Licensing has created unacceptable stress among Britain’s eldest citizens which Beeb big wig Tim Davie must solve, they added. It comes as culture minister John Whittingdale today faces MPs questions over the Government’s approach to the TV licence fee. The letter said: “There is no moral justification for sending waves of threatening letters to people like 96 year old Frank Ashleigh who served this country by landing a glider behind enemy lines in Arnhem in 1944. “The BBC has many friends who want it to survive but the treatment of the over 75s is undermining that goodwill.” The peers insisted much more needs to be done in order to mitigate the stress to the elderly, including a pledge to never prosecute any over 75s for a licence fee . And they rejected any ideas of means testing. … [Read more...] about BBC must end threat of prosecuting over 75s for not paying licence fee, say peers
MANCHESTER UNITED defeated West Ham in the 5th round of the FA Cup thanks to Scott McTominay's goal. However, club legend Mark Hughes claimed that Donny van de Beek's Red Devils team-mates do not yet trust him. FREE BETS GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE Follow ALL of the latest updates below... Etienne Fermie 12th Feb 2021, 06:05 MORNING MAN UTD NEWS The Red Devils have been drawn away against Leicester in the FA Cup quarter-final in what is the standout tie of the round. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will face the Foxes on the weekend of March 20. In other news, Paul Pogba is reportedly being chased in a three-way transfer battle this summer. Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are all keen on the Manchester United star. United sources claim Pogba remains happy at the Theatre of Dreams. But Romano says the World Cup winner, currently out injured with a thigh problem, is set to receive some tempting … [Read more...] about Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Upamecano update, Sancho and Grealish LATEST, Solskjaer future EXCLUSIVE
Antiques Roadshow viewers were disgusted after a mourning ring that had been taken along to be valued, was shown to still contain human hair. The unusual piece of jewellery commemorates the life of someone who has passed and the owner was looking to have it reunited with the family of the deceased. It was thought to have been from around 1787 and it had the name Anne Gratton engraved inside. While this seemed a noble act, in trying to track down her family today, viewers were only concerned about one thing - that the ring still contained human hair. This fact quickly grossed out those watching at home and they took to Twitter in droves to share their horror. One viewer tweeted: "Nah, nuh huh, hair in the ring. Nope" Another added: "EW! Human hair? That’s gross" A third joked that the family might not be so keen to be reunited with the ring: “Sentimental value to that ring?? Here’s a lock of hair from some deceased relative of your great-great-great-great-great … [Read more...] about Antiques Roadshow viewers disgusted as mourning ring still contains human hair