LONDON — The budding romance between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle has captivated the world. Here’s how it all happened: July 2016: Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle meet on a blind date set up by a mutual female friend. Markle recalls in an interview with the BBC that “I didn’t know much about him, and so the only thing that I had asked her when she said that she wanted to set us up, was, I had one question. I said, ‘Well is he nice?’” They meet on two more dates in July and then Harry invited Markle to join him on a trip to Botswana. Oct. 31, 2016: After a few months of dating quietly, the romance hits the headlines, when an anonymous source tells the British tabloid Sunday Express about Harry’s new girlfriend. Nov. 8, 2016: In a statement, Prince Harry confirms Markle is his girlfriend and condemns press coverage of her. He says he fears for her safety and says press coverage crossed the line and used … [Read more...] about Timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s romance
Meghan Markle was glaring at her love interest. She leaned forward, fury clear in her expression as she asked the question: Was it so hard to believe one of her parents was black? “You think,” she spat, “this is just a year-round tan?”Portraits of Meghan Markle from eighth, ninth and 12th grades. From her childhood in Los Angeles to her acting career, Markle has said her "ethnically ambiguous" appearance shaped her identity. (John Dlugolecki/Contact Press Images) He stammered. She grimaced. The opening credits began to roll. It was just the scene of a television show, a few lines from the script of the law drama “Suits.” But Markle would later describe it as something more: the moment she was no longer playing the role of “ethnically ambiguous.” That was the description assigned to so many of the jobs for which she had auditioned. Others asked her to be white, like her father. Or black, like her mother. Finally, in “Suits,” … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s bride: A ‘confident mixed-race woman’ marries into the Royal family
MINI has released a one-off model to celebrate the Royal wedding - and it will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. The special edition Cooper S hatchback is set to become one of the more expensive pieces of memorabilia to commemorate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day. But the Royal couple won't get a chance to drive the unique motor, as it will be sold at The Children's HIV Association auction, with all proceeds going to charity. And while there isn't anything special about the actually workings of the car, its design wont be found on any other MINI. Painted classic white with iconic racing stripes, the Cooper S has a special blue and red decal covering the roof that is supposed to combine the Union Jack and flag of the USA. The car's indicators show the initials "M" and "H", while an LED light shines the words "Just Married" on the ground when you open the front doors. Fitted with the same turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine as the standard Cooper S, the hatchback … [Read more...] about MINI releases one-off special edition model to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal wedding – and it could be yours
0 Comments Northern Ireland gift shop closing to let staff enjoy Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Co Armagh giftware store has taken the unprecedented decision to close its doors on the busiest shopping day of the week. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-gift-shop-closing-to-let-staff-enjoy-prince-harry-and-meghan-markles-royal-wedding-36898387.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36898386.ece/fe282/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-12_new_40875347_I1.JPG Email A Co Armagh giftware store has taken the unprecedented decision to close its doors on the busiest shopping day of the week. Next Saturday (May 19), Alexander's of Markethill has decided to shut up shop at Keady Street to give all 43 staff the day off. The exceptional closure day has been prompted by four high profile events that day. As well as the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (right), closer to … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland gift shop closing to let staff enjoy Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding
BRITS are hoping this will be the vehicle newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will drive off into the sunset in following their wedding. A recent survey asked Royal fans to vote on the type of car they thought would feature on the big day - and the result was a bizarre Aston Martin-Ford hybrid. Combining the best of the Aston Martin DB11 and the iconic Ford Mustang, the design was voted as the best looking vehicle for the highly anticipated celebrity wedding. The research, conducted by webuyanycar.com, revealed 86 per cent of people believe Harry and Meghan will hop into a British car on May 19, while one in 10 imagine the wedding motor could be a half and half American-British hybrid. But while the motor certainly has a unique look, it's very unlikely the two marquees will combine to create such a bizarre vehicle. In webuyanycar’s imaginary design, the DB11 shape forms the base, adapted with the wheels and arches of the iconic Mustang. It also sports the rear end … [Read more...] about Will this Aston Martin-Ford hybrid be the car Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drive off in following the Royal wedding?
Gallery PUBLISHED: 17:07 10 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:06 10 May 2018 Amy Gibbons 3 Regiment Army Air Corps practise marching at Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk as they prepare for the forthcoming royal wedding. Picture: AARON CHOWN/PA WIRE Excitement for the royal wedding was mounting this afternoon as Suffolk army personnel who served with Prince Harry prepared for their part in the ceremony. Members of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps (3 Regt AAC), based in Wattisham, also spoke about what it was like to serve alongside the prince. Prince Harry served with the Army Air Corps at Wattisham between May 2011 and January 2014. He arrived after completing flying training on the Apache attack helicopter at the Army Aviation Centre in Middle Wallop, Hampshire to carry out further training at the Suffolk base. It was with 662 Squadron, 3 Regt AAC that he was deployed to Afghanistan as a pilot between September 2012 and January 2013. Twenty-three soldiers, one sergeant and one officer from … [Read more...] about Prince Harry’s ex-comrades gather in Suffolk base to prepare for upcoming royal wedding
Prince William (left) and Prince Harry bowing their heads as their mother's coffin is taken out of Westminster Abbey following her funeral service. Picture: ADAM BUTLER/PA Princes William and Harry remain deeply affected by their mother’s death 20 years ago on August 31, 1997. Princess Diana. Picture: JOHN STILLWELL/PA William was 15 years old and Harry just 12 when their mother Diana died in a Paris car crash. The Duke and Prince appear to have dealt very differently with the emotional fallout following their bereavement, with William seemingly coping better with his feelings of “anger” while younger sibling Harry admits to receiving professional help. The Royal brothers chose the 20th anniversary year of Diana’s death to begin talking candidly about how they are still grieving. The backdrop to the year has been William, Kate and Harry’s mental health campaign, Heads Together, which has encouraged people to speak about their problems or be a … [Read more...] about How talking has help Prince William and Prince Harry cope with grief over Diana’s death
LONDON — It was a statement that confirmed Prince Harry’s burgeoning maturity and his iron determination to struggle for what he cherishes and believes in. Ready to fight for his right to lead a semi-normal life in a semi-crazed fishbowl environment. Ready to demand respect for the woman he loved, one he perhaps already hoped to marry. It was November, 2016, and in a statement released by his press secretary, Harry made clear that he would not let the British press hound Meghan Markle in the way it had pursued his mother, Princess Diana, shortly her death in a Paris car crash in 1997. His message was clear — back off! It was also a signal to the British public that he was determined to bring the divorced American actress into the royal fold. “This is not a game,” the statement read, expressing Harry’s belief that Markle’s safety was threatened by the intrusive press and what he called the “racial undertone” of much of the commentary … [Read more...] about Finding his way: Transformed Prince Harry ready to marry
Video PUBLISHED: 14:18 03 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:30 03 May 2018 York Cottage, which the Queen has given to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Picture: The Giant Puffin/Wikipedia Archant The Queen has reportedly gifted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a home in Norfolk. She is said to be giving the couple York Cottage, near Sandringham House. Buckingham Palace declined to comment on reports which have appeared on a number of websites today. The building currently houses the estate offices and staff accommodation. Portraits of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh hang from the walnut-panelled walls of its entrance hall, which has an open fire. The house is next to a lake on the edge of woodland, with sweeping views across Sandringham Park from its upstairs windows. The property was the home of Prince George, the Duke of York (later King George V) from the 1890s. He lived there with Princess Mary for 33 years after their marriage and King George VI - Prince Harry’s great grandfather was … [Read more...] about Have Prince Harry and Meghan Markle been given a house in Norfolk by the Queen?
Everyone's favourite royal couple, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will become the Duke and Duchess of Uxbridge after they get married, it has been announced. It is understood that His Royal Highness has chosen the titles himself due to the seriously good time he had in the town during the late 2000s. The press was banned from reporting it at the time but Harry and brother William spent most Saturday nights in the town's pubs and clubs for a number of years. A source close to the Royal Family explained: "Everyone thinks that the princes spend every weekend ski-ing, playing polo or shooting pheasants. "But the reality is they are really normal guys. Rather than pretentious clubs in Chelsea or Mayfair they would prefer to head to Uxbridge where nobody was that bothered about how stinking rich they were. "They have had some epic nights out, although Harry was barred from Liquid for a while after a bouncer accused him and a young woman from Yiewsley of getting a little bit too frisky on … [Read more...] about Prince Harry & Meghan Markle to become Duke & Duchess of Uxbridge