Meghan Markle stepped out in Australia on Tuesday wearing items of Princess Diana's jewellery in a touching tribute to her husband's late mother. The Duchess of Sussex showed off butterfly earrings previously worn by the Princess of Wales during a trip to Canada with Prince Charles in May 1986. She was also pictured wearing one of Diana's bracelets. Both are thought to be a gift from Prince Harry to mark their happy baby news. But it's not the first time Meghan, 37, has adorned her mother-in-law's jewels. Her engagement ring contains two stones from Diana's personal collection and the Duchess once said that "It's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us." Most notably, on her wedding day she was pictured travelling to the couple's evening reception wearing a stunning aquamarine ring which once belonged to Diana. The emerald-cut stone, surrounded by small solitaire diamonds and set in 24-carat yellow gold, was striking on her right hand as the beaming bride waved to … [Read more...] about Story of Diana’s ring Meghan wore on wedding day revealed
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Maria Slade for The Spinoff Here come the brides! Together Journal's latest cover features a same-sex couple in what might just be a mainstream wedding world first, reports Maria Slade. A New Zealand-based magazine believes it's the first mainstream wedding publication to feature a same-sex couple on the cover. Together Journal is a quarterly magazine founded by Kiwi businesswoman Greta Kenyon depicting real weddings from around the world. The cover of its latest edition shows the Christchurch nuptials of Melbourne couple Sara and Melanie, who began planning their big day before same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia. The pictures were taken by New Zealand photographer Charlotte Sowman. As far as she's aware, Together Journal's same-sex cover is a wedding magazine world first, Kenyon says. It comes as popular Australian wedding publication White is under fire for reportedly refusing to publish pictures of same-sex unions. "It's almost my responsibility, I think, to … [Read more...] about Same-sex nuptials on the cover of a Kiwi magazine – a wedding world first?
(CNN)Here's a look at the life of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of her other Realms and Territories and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Personal:Birth date: April 21, 1926 Birth place: London, England Birth name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Father: King George VI Read More Mother: Queen Elizabeth Marriage: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (November 20, 1947-present) Children: Edward, Earl of Wessex (March 10, 1964); Andrew, Duke of York (February 19, 1960); Anne, Princess Royal (August 15, 1950); Charles, Prince of Wales (November 14, 1948) Grandchildren: By Prince Charles and Princess Diana: Prince William and Prince Henry (called Harry); By Princess Anne and Mark Phillips: Peter Phillips and Zara Phillips; By Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson: Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie; By Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones: Lady Louise Windsor and James Windsor, Viscount Severn Great-Grandchildren: … [Read more...] about Queen Elizabeth II Fast Facts
When Princess Diana's parents broke up, her mother was reviled in aristocratic circles as a "bolter". Despite the fact Frances Roche had married Johnny Spencer at the tender age of 18 and bore 5 children in a miserable marriage, she was still spoken of like a horse that had took frit. But that's aristocrats for you. When Diana repeated history with Prince Charles, marrying a few weeks after turning 20 and entering a restrictive life she loathed and left, the same epithet was flung at her. Another bolter, another silly filly who objected to bit and bridle. But Diana's trials had exposed, shaken and modernised the Royal Family. Courtiers and Royals alike were forced to examine their behaviour and change their ways - they opened up, humanised, and protected Diana's two sons who have gone on to make others' mental health one of their primary concerns. That's the family Meghan Markle has chosen to marry into. Yet the same fears surround her impending marriage to Prince Harry, with Germaine … [Read more...] about Germaine Greer’s wrong
DREW Kirk was Ramsay Street's hunky mechanic known for his luscious locks and fairytale wedding to Libby Kennedy. Played by actor Dan Paris, Drew first appeared on Neighbours in 1998 as the country boy who came to work at Carpenter's Mechanics - but what is he up to now? We've got the lowdown. What was Drew Kirk's storyline in Neighbours? Drew Kirk caught the eye of Libby and the pair became engaged but, shortly after, Libby was involved in a motorbike crash and had to be saved by her doctor dad Karl. Libby then called off the wedding as she was left unable to have children, but Drew convinced her they should be together. They then married in a memorable episode and even went on to have a miracle son called Ben. But shortly afterwards, tragedy struck when Drew fell off a horse in a riding accident and he died in hospital in tear-jerking scenes in 2002. What is actor Dan Paris up to now? Over fifteen years later, Drew is still considered one of the Australian soap's most buff … [Read more...] about What did Drew Kirk from Neighbours do after leaving the cast? Here’s what actor Dan Paris is up to now