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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pronounced husband and wife

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Sunday, May 20th, 2018

 

Prince Harry and his American bride Meghan kissed on the steps of St. George’s Chapel after tying the knot on Saturday (May 19) in a dazzling ceremony in front of British royalty, celebrities and a global TV audience of millions. (c) 2018 Thomson Reuters

 

Britain’s Prince Harry and his American bride Meghan were pronounced husband and wife at the chapel in the medieval Windsor Castle by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Saturday (May 19) in a dazzling ceremony in front of British royalty, celebrities and a global TV audience of millions.

Their glittering union brings a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the monarchy, reflected in a ceremony that combined modernity and the ancient rituals of a royal house that traces its line back to 1066. —Reuters

 

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UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan in first royal event after wedding

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

 

Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace, their first royal engagement as married couple, in London, May 22, 2018. Dominick Lipinski/Pool via Reuters

Britain’s Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan Markle – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – appeared at their first official engagement since marrying last weekend when they attended an event in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (May 22).

The couple, whose wedding in Windsor on Saturday (May 19) was watched by millions of TV viewers worldwide, was at a party to celebrate Harry’s father Prince Charles’ charity patronages and military affiliations ahead of his 70th birthday this year.

Also, there were several emergency services personnel who were first responders after the Manchester suicide bombing exactly a year ago which killed 22 people, the Palace said.

Charles and his wife Camilla visited Manchester Arena last June to meet staff who were first on the scene immediately after the bombing.

Heir to the throne Charles, who will be 70 in November, played an impromptu role in Saturday’s royal wedding, accompanying Markle up the aisle in the absence of her own father who was unable to attend.

Harry and U.S. former actress Markle are expected to go on honeymoon later, though no details of when or where have been announced. — Reuters

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Fans camp out of Windsor Castle ahead of royal wedding

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018

 

 

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

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British PM, locals, condemn calls for beggars to be removed before UK royal wedding

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018

“Yes, I don’t agree with the comments that the leader of the council has made. I think it is important that we, councils, work hard to ensure that they are proving accommodation for those people who are homeless, and where there are issues of people aggressively begging on the streets then it’s important that councils work with the police to deal with that aggressive bullying,” said Britain Prime Minister Theresa May.

This was the comment of British Prime Minister Theresa May on the statement of Simon Dudley, the leader of the royal borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council, on Twitter where he said there had been an “epidemic of rough sleeping and vagrancy” in the town and said he wanted police “to focus on dealing with this before the #royalwedding in May.”

His remarks drew criticism from Prime Minister Theresa May and even from locals.

“I don’t know any aggressive beggars. I don’t know one person who is an aggressive beggar. There is a couple of people that ask for money, but they are homeless people at the end of the day,” said Stuart, a homeless man in Windsor.

“No one has said anything to us, mentioned. But of course, if you see people are lying on the floor, wherever they are, not just Windsor, all around London, it’s a big big problem, big issue. It has to be dealt with in a humane way,” said Rooney.

These were reactions on the idea that beggars need to be cleared by police from the streets of Windsor before the wedding of Prince Harry to girlfriend Meghan Markle because their “detritus” is presenting the picturesque English town in a poor light, the local council leader has said.

Windsor, the oldest inhabited castle in the world which has been a home of British monarchs for almost 1,000 years, attracts 1.3 million visitors every year, while many also visit the town to watch the regular “changing the guard”. — Reuters

 

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