Tom FennarioAPTN NewsInuit in Quebec are getting a taste from the province’s $2.5 billion surplus to help keep the cost of living down.The province announced that $115.8 million over six years will be spent to aid the fifteen communities in in Nunavik, located in subarctic Quebec above the 55th parallel.The Agreement on the Financing of Measures to Reduce the Cost of Living in Nunavik itself is not new, but rather a renewal.It is however almost double that of the $33 million over three years of the last agreement.“This is a good example of how the Inuit Territory of Nunavik and the Quebec government can work together to make life in the north affordable,” said Charlie Watt, president of Makivik Corporation, the organization that represents Nunavik Inuit in negotiations with Quebec and Canada.“We have to do a lot more to make life in the great north more equitable with the rest of Quebec.”Much of the money will focus on making hunting more affordable, and in order to encourage a healthier lifestyle, to help Inuit offset grocery costs with country food.“This is really good. It lowers the cost of so many items in stores and even gas prices,” said William Tagoona, communications director for Makivik in an email to APTN News.“Last count the money lowered the cost of about 5,000 items, including food Nutrition North will not cover such as KLIK, hunting clothing such as snow boots, diapers, and snowmobile oil.”Tagoona also adds that often Inuit in Nunavik are forced to choose between paying the rent or buying groceries.According to a study conducted by Laval University, the cost of living is nearly 30 per cent higher in Nunavik.A major reason for this is the remoteness of the region.“Nunavik lies completely outside the major food or commercial distribution networks. The absence of roads and the harsh climate considerably increase the cost of goods and services, which greatly increases the burden that Nunavik families bear,” said Quebec Minister of Indigenous Affairs Sylvie D’Amours in a press release.“The government’s financial assistance is thus essential to maintain and improve living conditions in Nunavik.”In the same press release, Jennifer Munick, president of the Kativik Regional government, the body responsible for providing services on the territory, succinctly described what Thursday’s announcement means to Nunavik.“This program is critical to the well-being of Nunavummiut [Inuit in Nunavik], where many don’t get enough to eat.”firstname.lastname@example.org@tfennario
OTTAWA – The economy delivered 32,300 net new jobs last month as Canada generated a rush of full-time work that helped keep the national unemployment rate at its record low.Statistics Canada said Friday the jobless rate stayed at 5.8 per cent in March for a second-consecutive month — and for the third time since December — to match its lowest mark since the agency started measuring the indicator in 1976. The only other time the rate slipped to this level was 2007.The March gains were driven by a surge in full-time work. The labour-market survey showed the workforce added 68,300 full-time positions, while the number of part-time jobs decreased by 35,900.However, the data also reveal that 19,600 of the new employee positions were created in the public sector. By comparison, the number of private-sector workers declined by 7,000.Average hourly wage growth, which has been under close scrutiny by the Bank of Canada ahead of interest-rate decisions, strengthened in March to 3.3 per cent, up from 3.1 per cent the previous month.The central bank, which will make its next rate announcement later this month, has repeatedly highlighted wage growth as a key indicator. Wage growth has been moving upwards since it bottomed out at 0.5 per cent in April 2017.Central Canada saw the biggest job gains in March as the two largest provinces — Ontario and Quebec — each added more than 10,000 net new positions.Quebec gained 16,000 net new jobs, including 28,600 full-time positions, while Ontario added 10,600 net new jobs, including 16,300 full-time positions.For Ontario, however, the gain only represented a 0.1 per cent increase compared to the previous month. Quebec saw growth of 0.4 per cent.By percentage, Saskatchewan and Alberta each saw solid monthly growth. Saskatchewan’s labour force expanded 0.7 per cent, while Alberta’s grew 0.4 per cent.The youth unemployment rate dipped last month to 10.9 per cent, down from 11.1 per cent in February, following a net gain of 17,700 new jobs.By industry, goods-producing sectors added 21,700 positions, mostly in construction. Services sectors created 10,600 jobs, with the bulk of the increase coming from new positions in public administration.Compared with 12 months earlier, the national workforce grew 1.6 per cent following the creation of 296,200 jobs — with the entire increase fuelled by 335,200 new full-time positions.But the latest numbers still suggest there are signs that Canada’s red-hot labour market could be starting to cool down, as widely expected.Statistics Canada said employment declined by about 40,000 jobs over the first three months of 2018 for a decline of 0.2 per cent.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter
NEW DELHI: Radar images of an air battle between Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and a Pakistani jet during a February dogfight were shown by the air force Monday as “irrefutable proof” that a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet had been shot down by India. Last week, American news publication Foreign Policy had contradicted India quoting unnamed US defence officials as saying that Islamabad’s F-16s were counted and “none were missing.””The IAF has irrefutable evidence of not only use the fact that PAF used F-16 on 27 February but also that an IAF MiG21 Bison shot down a PAF F-16,” said Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor, the Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations and Space). Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe government had said that in an aerial duel on February 27 – a day after India sent fighter jets to Pakistan’s Balakot to strike a terror training camp – pilot Abhinandan Varthaman had engaged with one of the Pakistani fighter jets that tried to target Indian military facilities, and shot it down before he was hit and forced to eject. Abhinandan Varthaman landed across the Line of Control and was in Pakistani custody for three days before he was returned to India amid attempts to de-escalate the crisis between the two sides. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe Air Force Monday said Pakistani aircraft fired multiple AMRAAM missiles which were defeated. “In the aerial combat that followed one MiG 21 Bison of the IAF piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan shot down one F-16 of PAF. As shown in radar image on the slide. The F-16 crashed and fell across the LOC. The IAF lost one MiG21 in the aerial engagement, and Abhinandan ejected safely but his parachute drifted across the Line of Control, and he was taken into custody by Pakistan Army,” said the Air Vice Marshal. The Air Force said two parachutes were visually sighted, which were corroborated by radio communication intercepts. Even Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had on camera indicated “more than one pilot”. These conclusively proved that two aircraft had gone down that day in the same area, separated by around 1 to 1.30 minutes. with pti inputs
3 November 2009More businesses in the Asia-Pacific region are becoming better corporate citizens but they should ensure that these efforts form an integral part of their everyday operations, a United Nations-organized regional gathering on trade and investment heard today. More than 200 participants at a meeting in Bangkok on corporate responsibility discussed how environmental and social concerns such as fair labour standards, anti-corruption measures and green business practices in the private sector can actually lead to long-term economic growth, social progress and environmental sustainability.The participants – which included senior government officials from 16 countries in the region – agreed that it was time to develop a common agenda on responsible business conduct, according to a press release issued by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).In her address to the meeting, Noeleen Heyzer, the Executive Secretary of ESCAP, said that companies will often engage in activities that generated good public relations but did not have much lasting effect.“[We need] to make sure that we move from that kind of a ‘showcase’ and ensure that corporate social responsibility is integral to business practices, something that will run through the whole production process,” she said.Today’s meeting, jointly organized by ESCAP and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), was held as part of a series of events in the first ever Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week.
The cabinet, which had a special session late this evening, has approved electoral reforms via the 20th Amendment to the constitution.Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith Perera said that the cabinet had approved a proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to have a 225 member parliament with 125 members elected via the first past the post system, 75 via the proportional representation system and 25 from the National list. (Colombo Gazette)
In a statement issued by his spokesman in New York, the Secretary-General welcomed yesterday’s “smooth transfer of security responsibilities” from the Interim Emergency Multinational Force (IEMF) to the UN Organization Mission’s (MONUC’s) Ituri Brigade in Bunia. “The Secretary-General expresses his appreciation to all States that have contributed troops to the IEMF, in particular the Framework Nation, France,” the statement said.”The Secretary-General is confident that the MONUC force on the ground, already totalling over 2,500, is prepared to implement its mandate,” the statement continued, adding that his intention is that MONUC will maintain the momentum of its further deployment to the region and of the peace process facilitated by the presence of the European Union-led IEMF.”The Secretary-General reminds all the key players in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the neighbouring States of their responsibility to stay on the course of peace and reconciliation, and to cooperate fully with the United Nations,” the statement concluded.
“Today, throughout the world, people hope that a new chance for peace may be around the corner,” said Mr. Annan in remarks to a solemn meeting of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. “That opportunity must not be let pass.” Noting that over the past four years, bloodshed and chaos in the Middle East continued without respite, the Secretary-General said the Palestinians have endured a “dismal existence of grinding poverty and dispossession.” “But they have not been good years for Israelis either. They too have borne great loss. They too need security,” he added. Voicing his belief that the Road Map “still embodies a path to peace,” Mr. Annan said he was hopeful that Israel’s disengagement plan would help renew peace efforts leading to the end of the occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as the Gaza Strip, and paving the way for “a sovereign, democratic and contiguous Palestinian state, living side by side in peace with Israel.” He said the memory of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, who died earlier this month, should serve as an inspiration to unite and strengthen the Palestinian people in their efforts to realize their national aspirations to statehood and self-determination through peaceful means. Nasser Al-Kidwa, the Permanent Observer for Palestine, read a message from Mahmoud Abbas, newly-appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which stated that while the Palestinian people had experienced widespread sadness at the passing of Mr. Arafat, they and their leadership had responded to their tragic loss in a civilized, orderly manner with a smooth and peaceful transition of power. The Committee’s Chairman, Ambassador Paul Badji of Senegal, noted that although the State of Israel had been proclaimed without delay following the termination of the mandate for Palestine, the Arab State meant for the Palestinians had yet to come into existence. The Palestinian people had endured long years of warfare, expulsion and occupation, and it was President Arafat who had given them an identity that the world could no longer ignore. The Committee also heard from General Assembly President Jean Ping of Gabon and the Security Council President for November, Ambassador John Danforth of the United States. As part of the Day’s activities, the Committee, in cooperation with the Palestinian Mission to the UN, organized a cultural exhibit entitled “Steadfast in Palestine.” It also arranged for the screening of two films entitled “In the Name of Security” and “The Wall.”
In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Annan voiced “great regret” at Mr. Brahimi’s decision after his “long and highly valuable service” to the world body.“The Secretary-General extends his deep and abiding gratitude to Mr. Brahimi for his courage, counsel, wisdom and dedication, and hopes to be able to continue to call on his advice,” the statement said.“He wishes Mr. Brahimi an enjoyable and well-earned rest after a series of profoundly challenging assignments, during which he indisputably helped build better lives for millions of people in some of the most troubled regions of the world.”A former Algerian foreign minister with wide experience in international diplomacy, Mr. Brahimi was named Mr. Annan’s Special Adviser with the rank of Under-Secretary-General in January 2004, and headed a UN team studying the feasibility of holding elections in Iraq following the United States-led invasion the previous year.He served as Mr. Annan’s Special Representative to Afghanistan from 2002 to 2004, his second stint in the war-wracked nation where he was the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy from 1997 to 1999.Between his two assignments in Afghanistan, he served as Under-Secretary-General for Special Assignments in Support of the Secretary-General’s Preventive and Peacemaking efforts. During that time, he produced what became known as the Brahimi report, a study of the existing system of peacekeeping and its shortcomings.Before his term in Afghanistan, Mr. Brahimi was the UN Special Representative to Haiti and to South Africa. He also undertook special missions on behalf of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire), Liberia and Yemen.
Written for high school and early-college students, Action for Disarmament offers practical steps to help young people mobilize, act and promote the UN’s disarmament ideals throughout their schools, communities and beyond.“This book is a call to action, to create a world where people of goodwill and instruments of peace prevail over weapons of war,” said Mr. Douglas, an Academy Award winning actor and producer, who launched the book at UN Headquarters in New York alongside High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane, and the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi.Young people worldwide have a critical role to play in raising awareness and developing new strategies to reduce the threats of weapons of mass destruction and small arms and light weapons. To the students in the room, Mr. Douglas said “I want to tell you that you hold enormous power, power to take part in changes to make the world a better and safer place to live.”Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do! helps teenagers and young adults to promote international peace and security by enabling them to enlighten the public on the importance of disarmament.According to Mr. Douglas, “this book is a tool for youth to get into action and become agents of social change.” ‹ › Ms. Kane noted that “every day, at least $4.4 billion are being spent on the military worldwide – while humanity continues to suffer from poverty, hunger, disease and unmet human needs.” She quoted Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, saying: “the world is over-armed and peace is under-funded.”That is the problem. “Here at the UN, we believe disarmament is part of the solution,” asserted Ms. Kane, adding that “the elimination of Syria’s chemical weapons programme and the new Arms Trade Treaty are two of the most recent breakthroughs in the field of disarmament.”Citing achievement of “a world free of nuclear weapons” as the highest priority of the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs (ODA), she welcomed the publication as “not just a book, but a practical guide.”Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information said: “By learning about the issues and then bringing what you know to the attention of others, you will be a critical factor in helping to reduce the risks and threats associated with all weapons.”Mr. Alhendawi added that “we need to disarm because the enormous amount of money we spend on weapons can be used instead to fight poverty,” and, “this book is filled with concrete ideas of how you can raise awareness [and] build a safer future.”During a question and answer session, Michael Douglas was asked how he became involved with disarmament. American actor and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas (right) speaks during a special event at UN headquarters to launch a book entitled, “Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do!”. At left is Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division in the Department of Public Information (DPI). The event was co-organized by the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and DPI. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz”I did a movie many, many years ago called The China Syndrome about a nuclear power plant having a meltdown, which gave me some sense of what was going on,” he began.”I also went to visit Belarus [where] my father comes from, which is downwind from Chernobyl, and that’s some of the earlier ways I became involved…as a Messenger of Peace,” Mr. Douglas said.Disarmament educators and principal authors of the book, Kathleen Sullivan and Peter Lucas led a student quiz. Questions like “What was the original purpose of hip hop?” were met with waving hands. “It was originated in the Bronx in the 1980s as a form of creative conflict resolution,” said a young student – who was quickly awarded with a book.For the concluding portion of the event, three young students performed their final project from a class on nuclear proliferation. Met with audience cheers and toe-tapping, Nicholas Sulis, Roger Pena and Kirk Pressley rapped their song: “Disarmament’s the point of the whole mission; Tryin’ to do our best to stop that fission; Let’s handle it as diplomats because peace is the key; Listen to this rap and you shall see…”To ensure the widest possible dissemination of the publication, the University of Tokyo in Japan and the Hope to the Future Foundation in the Republic of Korea have agreed to translate Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do! into Japanese and Korean respectively.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the outbreak of violence, on 24 October, in the Central African Republic’s (CAR) capital, Bangui, that killed at least four civilians and injured nine others.According to a statement issued late yesterday by his office, Mr. Ban also deplored the attacks against the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the CAR (MINUSCA), in which five peacekeepers were injured. “The actions of those seeking to destabilize the Government and harm the country’s prospects for peace and stability must not undermine the important work of rebuilding the country’s infrastructure, promoting social cohesion, reconciliation and economic recovery, strengthening the rule of law, and creating opportunities for all,” the UN chief reiterated in the statement. The Secretary-General also welcomed the determination of the Government to hold accountable those who perpetrated and instigated the violence. Reiterating that MINUSCA will take all necessary measures, in line with its mandate to protect civilians and foster stability, Mr. Ban further welcomed the mission’s commitment to investigate the events that led to the deaths and injuries. Also in the statement, Secretary-General Ban welcomed the steps taken by the Government to address the root causes of the conflict through an inclusive political process and to lay the foundations for long-term stability in the country. He also expressed confidence that an upcoming donors’ conference in Brussels, Belgium, on 17 November, will galvanize international support for these key priorities in CAR.
Redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis poses for a picture with his mother, Tyronda Whitaker, at AT&T Stadium before Ohio State’s 42-20 win against Oregon in the national championship on Jan. 12, 2015.It’s never easy for a mom to see her kids leave and move off to college. That doesn’t change when your son heads to Ohio State to play football.For Jeny Borland, redshirt freshman linebacker Tuf Borland’s mother, her son moving off to college meant the end of their pregame meals at Jimmy John’s.Gwen Wade, freshman cornerback Shaun Wade’s mom, missed sneaking off to eat and shop with Shaun, who she described as a “mama’s boy.”For others, like Tyronda Whitaker, the mother of redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis, she missed just having her son around to talk to.As the mother of a college football player at an elite program, life can be easier or more difficult than that of a mom of an average student. But it’s always different.“Mommy, who has possession?”When Lewis was five or six years old, he asked his mother if he could play football. Her answer was simple: No. She was worried he would get hurt. Not until Lewis entered seventh grade did his mother allow him to play the contact sport.“He’s always been bigger than everyone else,” Whitaker said. “But the main reason was because he really wanted to. He showed a true interest in it and I’m one of those parents that whatever my kids are interested in, I try to support.”Whitaker didn’t understand football when Lewis began playing. A single mother of four boys, she relied on her then-8-year-old son, Kenai, to teach her the sport.“He asked me, ‘Mommy who has possession?’ I’m like, ‘Possession of what?’ He’s like, ‘Mommy, who has possession of the football?’ Then, I realized my football IQ was way too low,” Whitaker said.By the time Lewis was an upperclassman in high school, he had grown to be 6-foot-4. OSU and many other schools around the country came calling, recruiting the four-star defensive lineman from Tarboro, North Carolina. But his mother worried about her son attending a school like OSU that would require a 10-hour drive. Whitaker and Lewis each made top-10 lists. Hers was so detailed that she included the exact distance in miles from her driveway to the each school’s doorstep. It wasn’t until the duo visited OSU that she was convinced it was his best option. She said she literally couldn’t find anything wrong with it.Even still, when Lewis eventually enrolled at OSU in the spring semester of 2013, Whitaker was distraught. She missed her oldest son who she had become so used to having around the house.“I’m going to get the boys from daycare and when I walk in the house, the boys are home from daycare, the house is pretty much clean to a standard that all I’d ever have to do is go to the kitchen to make dinner, if he didn’t make dinner himself,” Whitaker said. “He plays such an intricate role in all of our lives.”She could no longer call him whenever she wanted. He was too busy with practice, tutoring, workouts, homework and meetings to be as available as she would have liked. It’s better now, as the two text often and talk on the phone once every few days. She said she needs the calls, even if they’re just two minutes.Whitaker understands the massive time commitment is necessary, but she has had to work to help Lewis’ three brothers understand why the family can’t see the 2016 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year as much as the group would like. In the fall, Whitaker’s family travels to home games on Fridays, and is able to see Lewis for 10-30 minutes before he reports to the Blackwell Inn with the rest of his team. Then, on Saturdays, Whitaker can get dinner with her son if the game isn’t a night game. And on Sundays, they begin the long trek back to North Carolina in the morning.“We have to talk to ourselves and say, this is your son and he’s in a primetime position,” Whitaker said. “So we have to share him with the rest of the world and you just have to remember that no matter what, you love him and he loves you.”Without a father in the house, Lewis has acted as a role model, even a father figure at times, to his three brothers according to Whitaker. She said they look up to him. “It gives them someone to look up to, someone that they can strive to be like, and any time that they have a question about what it takes to get to that point in life or what that journey will entail, they can call him,” Whitaker said.She said she leads by example. She understands that children pattern the behavior of their parents, so she has tried to live her life in an upbeat, positive way. She worked to instill empathy in Lewis and his brothers.Even still, she understood, as a woman, that there were some things she couldn’t teach her sons. So, she assembled a team of men, including former coaches and family members, to serve as positive role models and mentors.“With me being a single mom, my thing was I never wanted them to feel the void of not having both parents in the house so, I’ve done whatever has needed to be done to make sure that they never felt that,” Whitaker said.Ohio State redshirt sophomore linebacker Justin Hilliard plays gold with his mother, Diane Hilliard. Courtesy: Diane Hilliard“I’m in a totally different zone – the Justin zone”Though his brother C.J. Hilliard left the state to play football for Iowa, redshirt sophomore linebacker Justin Hilliard never wanted to go far away for college. The Cincinnati native and former St. Xavier High School standout was a five-star prospect with offers from schools spanning the country.But despite Justin eventually deciding to stay in his home state to play college football, his mom, Diane Hilliard, wasn’t prepared for him to leave.“That’s my entire life for 18 years. So when C.J. left, that was OK because I still had Justin the whole year to myself. And when Justin left, I had no idea what to do,” Diane said. “It was really difficult. That empty nest was really difficult.”His first year away, she had to talk to him on the phone at least twice a day and FaceTime him three times every week. But Justin understood. He would make time for her, returning on the weekends to study, do laundry and watch their favorite show,” Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. It wasn’t long into Justin’s career at OSU that he had to overcome his first bout of adversity. As a freshman, he tore his left meniscus during the season then tore his right lateral biceps tendon, forcing him to miss spring practice. A year later, as fall began, he inexplicably tore his left bicep.Unlike many people in his situation, he was prepared for it. Diane said she instilled perseverance in her kids when they began playing, knowing it would eventually pay off.“When they started playing football and ice hockey, I would be talking to them like that. And then when it finally happened – he had the surgery – I just came up like, you know, you’ll come back. It’s OK. It’s painful now, but it’s going to get better,” Diane said.She said she worked to find examples of people who dealt with similar injuries as Justin’s, such as NFL linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, and sent texts of their stories to the linebacker, hoping to inspire him. “One injury can’t end all of it,” Diane said. “(Justin and his brother have) seen stories where that happened and I just didn’t want them to ever feel consumed or (feel like) this is what I am, this is who I am.”One injury didn’t end it. Nor did his second or his third. On April 15, he suited up with with his teammates in the 2017 spring game and led both teams with seven tackles, earning praise from OSU coach Urban Meyer after the game. Diane was thrilled to see him back on the field. She even had a special name for how she watched the game.“If Justin’s on the field, I’m locked in on Justin. I’m in a totally different zone – the Justin zone. That’s where I am. I’m not really focused on anything else, I’m just focused on Justin,” Diane said.Jeny Borland hangs out with her son, redshirt freshman linebacker Tuf Borland. Credit: Jeny Borland“It’s something that we all love”Football comes naturally for Tuf Borland.“He’s always dreamed of playing in the Big Ten,” Jeny said. “He’s kind of unique. He’s one of those kids who was really serious. He was years ahead of his peers.”It makes sense. The sport is in his blood.His father, Kyle Borland, played football for Wisconsin. Jeny’s father and Kyle’s father each coached football teams. Jeny believes the game brings the Borland family closer together.“It’s something that we all love,” Jeny said. “All the way from when my husband was growing up to when I was growing up, it’s been a big part of our family.”Considering Kyle’s legacy playing for the Badgers and the school offering Tuf a scholarship, many recruiting analysts expected the linebacker to commit to Wisconsin. But Jeny said she and her husband made it a priority not to pressure their son to attend any particular school.When Tuf and his mom were in Columbus for a group visit during his junior year, former linebackers coach Luke Fickell, who is now the head coach at Cincinnati, pulled the Borlands aside and took them into his office, telling them he’d been trying to talk to him all day. It shocked Jeny.“We didn’t even know that Ohio State, like, knew of him because we’re down in Illinois,” she said. “Tuf didn’t go to any camps or anything.”Tuf committed to OSU before his senior year of high school began. His first year in Columbus, he redshirted.It was difficult for Tuf because he had previously never been forced to watch his team from the sidelines. But, Jeny said, early in the season, redshirt junior defensive end Sam Hubbard and a few other starters pulled Tuf aside and told him they understood the year was tough. But they also told him he had been doing a great job and to keep doing what he was doing.“It’s hard because you know what your son wants and you want it for him. But at the same time, it’s good because he going to have that extra year,” Jeny said. “I think it’s good for him mentally to not have everything come easy. For him to really have to work hard, I think that’s good for him as personal growth.”Though Tuf has yet to suit up in uniform for a game in the fall, he’s played in two spring games and took part in pregame festivities as a freshman, including Jeny’s favorite, the team’s walk from the Blackwell Inn to Ohio Stadium.“The fans, family and friends line the path for the players and Tuf will stop and give me a hug as he passes by,” Jeny said. Though she enjoyed attending games during his first year as a Buckeye, Tuf’s mother is eager to watch him suit up in scarlet and gray and play in the fall.“I just look forward to him being on the field so that his hard work that he’s been putting in since the day he decided he wanted to play in the Big Ten when he was 8, all that work that he’s put forth comes to maturity and he’s able to really get out there and compete and show people what he has to be successful,” Jeny said.Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton poses for a picture with his mom, Sabrina Hamilton, prior to the season at media day in 2016.“The next logical step was football”Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton’s career in sports didn’t begin on the football field. Instead, it began on the soccer pitch at the age of 5. But it lasted just one season.“He was bigger than all the other kids and he kind of bullied them. So, the next logical step was him playing football,” said Sabrina Hamilton, DaVon’s mother.As someone who isn’t interested in football when her sons aren’t playing, Sabrina said she had him play the sport because it was just something to do. Every year, until middle school, she asked him whether he wanted to play, as she never wanted to force her son to play a sport he didn’t want to.Over a decade after playing his first snap, DaVon starred on Pickerington Central’s defensive line as a senior. In the Tigers’ game against rival Pickerington North, Sabrina remembered she had to leave the stands and began pacing down below. While away, DaVon blocked a field goal.“I didn’t really see it. But, when I heard about it, I was really excited. I had to look it up on Hudl and watch it,” Sabrina said.That year, DaVon became a hot commodity in the world of recruiting. He committed to three schools – Ohio University, Pittsburgh and Kentucky – before flipping from the Wildcats to the Buckeyes less than two weeks before signing day in 2015. “It was like the fastest year of my life and probably his dad’s life too,” Sabrina said. “He started his senior year and it was like hitting the ground running and it didn’t let up until he graduated.”Two years and two months after DaVon committed to OSU, while on spring break vacation in Sandusky, Ohio, with their two other kids, Sabrina’s husband, Damian, received a call in late March from DaVon with bad news. DaVon needed surgery on a broken foot.“I was thinking, why would you wait until we were out of town and not even able to get there right away?” Sabrina joked. “Definitely, like I said, not the best moment. But he said he was OK, so we got there as soon as we can and it all worked out good.”She felt lucky that DaVon would be going through the healing process nearby, as the Hamilton family lives just a half-hour drive from campus. But moreso, she felt like she wouldn’t have to worry because she trusted the OSU coaching staff.“I feel like his coaches – Larry Johnson, Urban Meyer – have always made sure that we knew that DaVon was an important part of the team so I had no reason to even doubt that when he got hurt that they would do everything that they could to make sure that he got back to 100 percent,” Sabrina said.The doctors explained the break in his foot and called to let her know the surgery was a success and what to expect during the healing process, she said. Sabrina talked to her son on the phone three or four times per week to check in. He never complained.Since DaVon has been in college, Sabrina’s favorite moment was when DaVon recovered a fumble on the 1-yard line in last year’s game against Michigan. She didn’t miss that play.“I saw that one. I was right there, front and center for that one,” Sabrina said. “I haven’t had to leave the stadium. It’s a different experience since he’s in college.”Ohio State freshman cornerback poses with his mother, Gwen Wade, during his senior year of high school. Credit: Gwen Wade | Facebook“You never call me!”Gwen Wade, the mother of former five-star recruit and early-enrollee freshman cornerback Shaun Wade, remembers the first time she sat down and spoke with Meyer.“When I first went there to sit down talking to coach Meyer in his office, he was just himself. He was just straight up,” said Gwen, an Alabama native and Crimson Tide fan. “He told (Shaun) what he would do, what he won’t do. And I appreciated that.”Tired of she and her son wearing name tags during visits to colleges, Gwen enjoyed the personal touch she felt from OSU.“They know who we are. They even know about our other kids and stuff. So it was more past football,” Wade said. “We sat down and we talked a little about education, Shaun doing what he needed to do as far as getting a degree and everything.”Meyer isn’t the only coach who made an impact on Wade and her family during the recruiting process.Kerry Coombs, the cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator, visited the Wade family home to sit down, watch TV and chat. Gwen said her mom immediately fell in love with Coombs, who she said says some crazy things sometimes.“He expects for him to graduate no matter what, even if in three years he’s going to the draft, he still expects for him to walk and to get his degree to have on the wall back home,” Gwen said.Shaun committed to OSU on Jan. 12, 2015, the day of the Buckeyes’ 42-20 win over Oregon in the national championship.Since then, because the OSU coaching staff no longer must stay in constant contact as it did while recruiting the Jacksonville teenager, Gwen said she communicates with the coaches less frequently.One day during the spring, Shaun’s first semester on campus, Gwen got a call from a familiar person: Meyer.“He was like, ‘You never call me!’ And I was like, “You’re busy! It’s getting time for football time, it’s time for football time. I’m not leaving you alone,’” Wade said.Now, she sometimes texts Meyer, or he texts to ask how she’s doing. But she doesn’t want to bother him because, she said, she wants the team to get a ring.When asked about what she is looking forward to in the fall, her son’s first season as a Buckeye, her answer was simple.“The football.”
“The date of the wedding was known eight months ago so it’s strange Camilla organised her house party this weekend.”A source close to the couple denied there was any ill-feeling, saying: “They get on very well, the couple has no issue with it – they have known about the diary clash for some time.”They added that Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall “host events every day throughout this period every year.” The Duke and Duchess of SussexCredit:AFP 9:03AMThe real reason why Camilla is not attending 8:16AMThe bridal party Cara Delevingne arrives in a pedal pusher trouser suit and a top hat.Comic and actor Stephen Fry wore a brightly coloured waistcoat with his morning suit and was followed by socialite Tamara Beckwith. Guests who have arrived inside the chapel include comedian Jimmy Carr who fiddled with his cuff links as he surveyed the congregation from the side. They said it would not be a patch on Harry and Meghan’s nuptials but in the end love won the day at #Royal Wedding2.It may have garnered negative headlines in the build-up, but the chemistry and genuine affection between Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank appeared to capture hearts in Windsor.Even Fergie – once branded a royal outcast, was welcomed back into the Windsor fold for what turned out to be very much a family affair.And again it was the next generation of monarchy – complete with Their Royal Cutenesses Prince George and Princess Charlotte – who stole the show.With a smattering of stardust, the pomp and ceremony of quick carriage ride and a Bond style departure in an Aston Martin, the royals once again reminded us that when it comes to celebrating the quintessential Britishness of a regal occasion, nobody does it better. 4:29PMJack’s bar Writer F Scott Fitzgerald’s famous character Jay Gatsby has a special place in Princess Eugenie’s relationship with her husband Jack Brooksbank, the Dean of Windsor has revealed.A passage from the American author’s book, The Great Gatsby, was read by Princess Beatrice at the couple’s wedding – describing the smile of the central character, a fictitious embodiment of America’s jazz age.Eugenie had read the book soon after meeting Mr Brooksbank on the ski slopes of Verbier in Switzerland in 2010, and immediately thought of her newfound love.David Conner, Dean of Windsor, said in his address to the wedding service congregation: “The words that particularly reminded her of Jack concern Gatsby’s smile.”As we heard from the reading ‘It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it … it concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favour’.”Well, a few years have passed and Eugenie and Jack come here today to smile on each other, and to offer each other something like ‘eternal reassurance’ and the promise of an ‘irresistible prejudice’ in each other’s favour.” A star-studded gallery, which included Demi Moore, Kate Moss, Robbie Williams and Naomi Campbell, were treated to a reading from Princess Beatrice of York from The Great Gatsby.The guests will prepare for the evening reception – believed to be at the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, with celebrations set to continue into the evening.Eugenie, 28, younger daughter of the queen’s third child Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, exchanged vows with Mr Brooksbank, a 32-year-old drinks executive, at Windsor Castle.The ninth-in-line to the throne is following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who also chose the venue for their wedding in May. She added: “It was almost like the sort of behaviour you see at the party when somebody you don’t want to see walks in.”Despite their apparent reservations, there seemed to be few hard feelings between the two.Ms James continued: “She got quite the look from Philip, he smiled at her at least twice, almost as if he had planned to greet her warmly. That was quite a big step for the Duke of Edinburgh.”However, Ms James said the duchess may not have even been aware of the interaction.She said: “The Duchess of York was sat in front of Philip, so unless she had eyes in the back of her head, she wouldn’t have known.”She probably didn’t want to take the risk of turning round.”However, they weren’t the only ones with prominent body language on display.Ms James noted that “it was fascinating that William and Kate were holding hands”. Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy was chatting and mingling with friends to the side of the chapel before most guests took their seats.Guests seated in the nave were able to watch the 17-member orchestra and also see the readings as they were delivered from the organ screen.This meant guests in the nave at Eugenie’s wedding could see more and in turn may have felt more involved than they did at Harry’s nuptials.Family and friends of the couple, many of whom were attending their second royal wedding of 2018, were greeted with autumnal flowers on arrival at the 15th-century Gothic chapel.The displays created by Rob Van Helden had shades of oranges, reds and purples. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also spotted having a quiet word about the seating arrangement.And as bridesmaid Princess Charlotte simply waved to adoring crowds from a car, Robbie Williams’ daughter Teddy, sitting in front of her, repeatedly shouted “hello!”, Ms Lannin added.The gaggle of youngsters in the bridal party had a few minutes to wait before the bride arrived, and were kept in check by the Cambridges’ nanny.Last week, Brooksbank, 32, admitted being “terrified” ahead of the wedding to 28-year-old Eugenie.He told Daily Mail diarist Sebastian Shakespeare: “I’ll need to take a few minutes for myself before the speeches because I’m terrified.”It’s very exciting but I’m a little bit nervous.” The tiara is made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pavé set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side. The tiara was bequeathed by Mrs Greville to Queen Elizabeth in 1942.Princess Eugenie is wearing diamond and emerald drop earrings which are a Wedding gift from the Groom.Wedding shoesThe Wedding shoes are satin peep-toe heels by Charlotte Olympia.The bride’s bouquetThe Wedding bouquet, created by floral designer Rob Van Helden’s sister, Patrice Van Helden Oakes, consists of Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses and trailing ivy.Sprigs of myrtle from Osbourne House are also included in the bouquet. The tradition of carrying myrtle began after Queen Victoria was given a nosegay containing myrtle by Prince Albert’s grandmother during a visit to Gotha in Germany. In the same year, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne House as a family retreat, and a sprig from the posy was planted against the terrace walls, where it continues to thrive today. The myrtle was first carried by Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, when she married in 1858.Bridal hair and make-upPrincess Eugenie’s hair was styled by Sonny-Jo MacFarlane, Hari’s, with make-up by Hannah Martin, Bobbi Brown.Maid of honourPrincess Beatrice is wearing an outfit by Ralph and Russo and a hat by Sarah Cant. Bridesmaids’ dresses and page boys’ uniformsThese were designed by Amaia Arrieta of Amaia Kids. The design incorporates the Mark Bradford artwork included in the Order of Service.Bridesmaids’ flowersThe Bridesmaids’ flowers are by Rob Van Helden and reflect the design of the Bridal bouquet. The Bridesmaids each have posies of Lily of the Valley and spray roses.Special attendantLady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor is wearing a dress by Claudie Pierlot and hat by Emily London.Mother of the bride’s dressSarah, Duchess of York is wearing a dress designed by local Windsor company Emma Louise Design, with a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag. The bag was carried by Susan Barrantes at the Wedding of The Duke and Duchess of York in 1986. When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married in Windsor in May, the hotels rooms and B&Bs of the town were booked up months ahead at a premium, as homeowners cashed in on their castle views to advertise rooms for thousands of pounds.Anyone who missed out on seeing the Royal Family in all its glory might well have cashed in today, because at the beginning of the week, there were still plenty of room at the inn for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.Hotels in Windsor still have rooms available for the night of the wedding, with several appearing to have dropped their prices in the days leading up to the ceremony to entice tourists to stay overnight.AirBnB has rooms from £40, while the Harte and Garter, the pub hotel directly in front of the castle which was overrun by international media in May, still has rooms at £79 for Friday and Saturday, cheaper than any other night it offers until March 2019.On Thursday, TripAdvisor was advertising 49 available properties in Windsor and its surrounding areas, with prices from just £70 and availability from the Travelodge to the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa, which has slashed its price from £200-a-night to £162. 5:15PMStars reveal their royal wedding experiences on social media Prince Philip and the the Queen have arrived at the royal wedding. 10:45AMBridesmaids and pageboys arrive The low back feature on the dress was at the specific request of Princess Eugenie who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis.The fabricThe fabric was designed by Mr Pilotto and Mr De Vos at their studio in East London and includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess Eugenie as motifs.The symbols are a Thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral; a Shamrock for Ireland as a reflection of the Bride’s maternal family; the York Rose; and ivy representing the couple’s home.Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have reinterpreted these symbols in a garland of rope like motifs, woven into a jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose blend.Once the artwork was completed, it was translated into a jacquard weave in the Como region of Italy. The result is a very modern looking fabric using a highly intricate weaving technique.Jewellery Princess Eugenie is wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by Her Majesty The Queen. The tiara was made by Boucheron for Mrs Greville in 1919 in the fashionable ‘kokoshnik’ style popularised in the Russian Imperial Court. 9:58AMDemi Moore and Naomi Campbell arrive Prince Philip walks towards Sarah, Duchess of YorkCredit:AFP The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, normally reserved when it comes to public displays of affection, were seen holding hands in St George’s Chapel – a tactile display that could be down to the recent arrival of Prince Louis.”The couple are clearly very in love, but normally not very keen to show it,” the expert said.She explained: “Children can be a bit of a challenge, but sometimes, three children in, when couples have a bit more experience, it can take them back to their honeymoon period.”Today they looked besotted with one another.”It was almost the most stunning moment of the wedding for some people.” “Eugenie is lovely. She doesn’t steal the limelight like some, she’s very low key, and she seems genuinely happy with Jack.” For the locals gathered this morning it is the second time in six months that their town has been taken over by the world’s media for a royal wedding. They’re claiming Eugenie for one of their own. “She went to school at the end of my road!” says 9 year old Ava, who is hoping her mum might let her skip school this morning to watch the carriage procession. Terry “the flag man” Hutt is also here this morning, one of the dedicated fans who camped out overnight. “I slept in my sleeping bag overnight with about 14 others. I love Eugenie but Fergie is particularly special to me. She breathed life into the royal family back in the day. I think she’s wonderful.” “She does have to take a deep breath before these occasions,” said the source. “She’s avoided major royal events in the past and it wasn’t easy for her to go to Harry and Meghan’s wedding.”The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to attend the wedding – in a much more relaxed capacity than their previous trip to Windsor, no doubt – before their 20-day trip abroad, which begins on October 16. On their itinerary is Sydney for the Invictus Games, Fiji and New Zealand.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also expected to attend; however Prince Louis, who was less than a month old by the time of Prince Harry’s wedding and was not present, is likely to be cared for by a nanny close by.Other royal relatives are likely to include The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester – all of whom are neighbours of the engaged couple at Kensington Palace. The Princess Royal, the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mark Tindall are also expected to be on the guest list.It is not yet confirmed whether any members of other royal families from around the world will attend the ceremony.Mr Brooksbank is the son of George Brooksbank, a 68 year-old chartered accountant and company director, and his wife Nicola, 64, both of whom are expected to play a central role in the wedding. Meanwhile, a wedding with 850 guests meant that hundreds of women were showcasing the height of fashion, resulting in a dizzying array of hats an fascinators to admire, or otherwise.As ladies were choosing head wear for the big day, some may have recalled the infamous hat dubbed a turkey twizzler that Princess Beatrice wore to William and Kate’s wedding.Standout fascinators included Poppy Delevingne’s blue feathered piece which could be seen rising above the congregation from the back of the chapel, and a yellow netted piece adorned with small balls of coloured fluff.One woman matched her red headpiece with red-framed sunglasses which she kept on as she made her way through the church, and another man in the congregation also sported sunglasses before the service began.Popular culture was not just reflected in the selected guests, but was woven into the ceremony itself through music, literature and art.There was Andrea Bocelli’s spine-tingling rendition of Ave Maria, a reading of an extract taken from The Great Gatsby, and an image of abstract art called Here by Mark Bradford printed on the Order of Service.The atmosphere created by one of Bocelli’s performances during the ceremony was interrupted at one point by the ringing of a mobile phone.The inclusion of the artwork was likely a nod to Eugenie’s love of art and her job as a director at the contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth in London.The evening festivities at the York family home may well draw inspiration from the groom’s job as brand ambassador at Casamigos tequila. Princess BeatriceCredit:Reuters Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, who has been headmaster of Stowe School for the past 16 years, told The Telegraph: “Jack is very kind, very caring. He was a prefect and head of house and he was very good with the younger children, those who were a bit lonely and homesick.“He’s a very talented tennis player and an all round great athlete. He played in the Coldstream Cup, a CCF competition that requires a lot of grit and determination.“I found his headmaster’s report for the year he left in 2004 and it read: “He has the making of an exceptional leader, he is naturally calm and generous. He will be a real asset in all areas of his future life. Cara Delevigne Derek Blasberg Pixie Geldof is leading the way in a fuchsia cape dress but we’ve also noted Emma Joy Kitchener, wife of Julian Fellowes in a hot pink coat dress. The groom Jack Brooksbank arrived in a Rolls Royce for his wedding day. Wisely deciding not to wear a hat, he chatted at the bottom of the steps where he will kiss his bride later today before walking up to the castle. He waved at well-wishers behind him. Just a couple of seats down from Carr was Livin’ la Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin, sitting next to his partner Jwan Yosef.On the other side of the aisle, pop star Ellie Goulding and her fiance Caspar Jopling sat next to one another.The Burn singer could be seen glancing around the growing congregation and chatting to Jopling before the service started.A guest rushed up to Goulding at one point and kissed her on both cheeks before moving off to take her own seat. Pixie Geldolf 1:41PMGroom was ‘perfect head of house’, says his old headteacher It was revealed earlier this week that the Duchess of Cornwall will not attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding, the only senior member of the royal family to miss the celebrations, reports Camilla Tominey. Clarence House has said Camilla had a “previous commitment” attending a local school harvest festival near Birkhall, Charles’s home at Balmoral. Two other jobs were also announced this week.The alleged “snub” will fuel rumours that there is a royal rift at the heart of the monarchy. Prince Charles’s wife Camilla and Sarah Ferguson have never seen eye to eye because of Fergie’s loyalty to Princess Diana, while there is also tension between the Prince of Wales and his younger brother Prince Andrew, often referred to as the Queen’s favourite son.But there is another reason why Camilla cannot make the wedding, The Telegraph can reveal.Sources have told this paper Camilla is not going to the Friday nuptials at Windsor Castle because she is also hosting a shooting party at her Scottish home this weekend.An insider said: “The truth is that Camilla has a house party for a few friends.“They are arriving on Friday and will be there over the weekend. 6:33PMPhilip took ‘big step’ towards reconciliation with Fergie Chelsy Davy, left, arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack BrooksbankCredit:PA Robbie Williams got a cheer from the crowds when he arrived in a limousine and waved back.Meanwhile, singers James Blunt and Ellie Goulding arrived at the wedding in the same coach.You’re Beautiful singer Blunt was accompanied by his wife Sofia Wellesley.Livin’ La Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin is also there. Ms Thorp said: “I was here for Harry and Meghan’s wedding. I never want to miss out on a royal occasion so I made a special effort to get here. “We both believe that we’re never going to see another royal wedding in our lifetime. It’s a chance to experience history- to be honest I don’t think the English get the side of it. “The royals have such sense of their duty and I’m here to celebrate that.”Claire Carson, 54, a self described royal fanatic who has attended every wedding since Charles and Diana and even slept on the street to catch the occasion in 1981 said: “I think Eugenie’s dress is elegant and classy. The shape of her tiara perfectly matched her dress, it suits here to a ‘t’. “It really reminded me of something Grace Kelly would have worn. I think Jack looked nervous, but he looked really good. “I think anyone would be pleased if he was their son in law. He didn’t look like he had had a tequila, but his nerves made him look like he needed one.” The pair, who attend St George’s School at Windsor Castle, said they both enjoyed the experience of singing in St George’s Chapel when Harry and Meghan married in May.Alexios said about the earlier wedding: “There was just this warm buzz going around the chapel – it just felt amazing and I feel this one is going to be as good as well.”Leo added: “It was a bit nerve-racking at the start but then when we got in I felt fine, it felt like a normal service, with added bits.”The choristers remained tight lipped about the music they will be singing. They were due to take part in a rehearsal this morning as preparations are finalised for Friday’s service.Later today, Eugenie and Jack are expected to take part in their final run through before the big day.Asked what they were looking forward to on Friday, Alexios replied: “There’s going to be so many famous people there, I’m really excited to see Eugenie’s dress as well.”Choristers say second wedding will be ‘just as good’ The baker, whose business is based in Fulham in west London, said about being chosen by the Queen’s granddaughter and her fiance: “Of course I was nervous, but at the same time really, really excited.”The cake will consist of three tiers of red velvet and two of chocolate sponge cake covered with butter cream, white icing and decorated with sugar work with an autumnal theme.Other ingredients include vanilla essence, vanilla bean paste and red food colouring to give the cake its distinctive hue.Ms Cabot said about the couple: “They were very excited about having red velvet, during the tastings red velvet and chocolate came out top.”It’s a lovely thing to have at this time of year as well – it’s a nice rich cake.”Not one cake is ever the same and this was extra because of the time of year and they wanted to keep it so seasonal – it was a real joy.”Ms Cabot was initially invited by the office of Eugenie’s father, the Duke of York, to meet the couple and discuss their wedding cake in early July – after supplying decorated bespoke biscuits to one of Andrew’s Pitch@Palace events. 10:11AMRobbie Williams arrives as his mother’s hat is blown from her head Sophie Cabot making the cakeCredit:PA 7:27AMGuestlist: Who we think has made the cut 9:57AMPrince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy arrives Punters are making a last-minute gamble on Suzannah or Stella McCartney being the designer behind Princess Eugenie’s wedding gown.Erdem remains the favourite at the bookmakers at 2/1, but Ladbrokes said there has been a flurry of bets for British design brand Suzannah, with odds cut from 9/2 to 3/1.Meanwhile, Paddy Power has suspended betting on Eugenie wearing Stella McCartney after a flood of bets.Suzannah was founded by Suzannah Crabb and is known for creating wedding dresses with vintage charm and a modern edge.McCartney designed the halter neck gown Meghan wore to her evening wedding party.A Paddy Power spokesman said: “We’ve seen a lot of action on Stella McCartney to be the designer of Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress this morning, forcing us to stop taking bets.”The level of wagers could indicate insider knowledge, and the brand seems a good fit for the day with their positive environmental standpoint.”Jenny Packham is at 5/1 with Ladbrokes, Preen is 6/1 and Suzanne Neville is 8/1.Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “We know Princess Eugenie’s flying the flag for British designers, and punters are beginning to wonder if an upset could be on the cards for the likes of Suzannah or Preen, leaving Erdem to miss out on the big day.”Eugenie has already revealed she has chosen a British-based designer, and that she was set on the style she wanted from the start of her weddingplanning.”(The dress) is the one thing that I was really decisive about,” the princess told British Vogue magazine.”As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away. I never thought I’d be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I’ve been pretty on top of it.”Erdem is often Eugenie’s go-to choice and she wore the brand, founded by Canadian-born London-based designer Erdem Moralioglu, on the day her engagement was announced.Ralph & Russo, who made the gown for the Duchess of Sussex’s official engagement photo, are 14/1 to have been chosen by Eugenie.Eugenie has told how her wedding will be an environmentally friendly, anti-plastic affair. Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows in front of more than 30 members of the Royal family, which give us an idea of what to expect for the upcoming royal nuptials.The princess’ grandmother, the Queen, is sure to attend – as is her uncle, Prince Charles. However the Duchess of Cornwall will not be attending, instead undertaking a a prior engagement at a primary school’s harvest festival celebrations in Scotland.And the Duke of Edinburgh will make a last minute decision as to whether he will attend the event, royal sources have told TheTelegraph. At 97, Prince Philip now operates on a “wake up and see how I feel” basis, according to insiders.A well-placed source said: “The Duke of Edinburgh may not go to the wedding, just as he and the Queen did not attend Prince Louis christening in July.“The royals are like any family in the sense they try to make family occasions but it is not always possible. I’m sure he would love to be there to see his granddaughter get married but no one would blame the Duke if he didn’t feel up to attending the wedding on the day – he’s only three years off 100.”Naturally the Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Eugenie’s parents, will play a large role in the proceedings. A friend of the Duchess said she was feeling nervous about being reunited with her former in-laws after being treated as somewhat of a royal outcast since she divorced Andrew in 1996. Prince Andrew walks his daughter up the steps to St George’s ChapelCredit:Reuters 9:15AMFashion and portrait photographer named as official photographer 7:17AMTimings for the royal wedding 9:25AMCelebrity guests begin arriving at a blustery Windsor The star-studded guests have started arriving for the royal wedding ceremony. Jimmy Carr was one of the first big names to arrive, wearing a dark suit. Female guests held onto their hats and headpieces as powerful gusts of wind whipped around the castle grounds. The royal couple were carried around the streets of Windsor, passing the Royal family having been named husband and wife. The rain held off, but the carriage on the Scottish State Coach had a cover as a precaution. Originally known as the Cambridge Coach, the Scottish State Coach was remodelled in 1968–9 on Her Majesty’s instruction to create a coach specifically for Scotland. The emblems of the Order of the Thistle, the highest order of chivalry in Scotland, and the Scottish version of the Royal Arms were painted on the sides.The carriage will be pulled by four Windsor Grey horses: Plymouth, Milford Haven, Tyrone and Storm. There will be two outriders: Claudia and Sir Basil – the same quartet that pulled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex around Windsor in May. Windsor Grey horses play an important role in the ceremonial life of the Royal Family and the nation, and have been drawing the carriages of successive Monarchs and Members of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria’s reign.The carriage and horses are housed at the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace. Ellie Goulding, left, arrives for the weddingCredit:Getty Pixie Geldof and George Barnett Credit:James Gourley/REX The Duchess later visited a new heritage centre named in honour of her husband, the Prince of Wales, where she watched a display of Highland dancing by 24-year-old Rachael Walker from Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire.The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion is situated in the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park, where the world-famous Braemar Gathering is held every September and regularly attended by the Queen.The centre, which will open to the public next spring, tells the story of Scotland’s Highland Games and is the new headquarters of the Braemar Royal Highland Society, organisers of the Gathering.Camilla admired a map of the site dating from 1906 and met members of the society and staff of The Prince’s Foundation, a charity founded by Charles which was involved in the building’s construction.David Geddes, president of the Braemar Royal Highland Society, said: “When the building was unveiled to Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Rothesay during the Braemar Gathering, the Duchess was unable to attend due to prior commitments.”However, we are delighted she has been able to see the building for herself and we look forward to welcoming her back in future.”He added: “Our hope is that people will come and visit when they are on holiday, and because they’ve been here they’ll be inspired to go to Highland Games around Scotland.”Robert Lovie of The Prince’s Foundation said: “It was a pleasure to welcome The Duchess of Rothesay to Braemar for her to see first-hand the completed Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion.”She was enthusiastic about the building’s beauty, the value of its purpose, and its ability to fit seamlessly into the surroundings.” The DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie Spectre. The couple are believed to be heading to the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, for their evening reception.Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, and her sister, Princess Beatrice, followed behind the couple in a Rolls-Royce. “Being a model meant long days, extensive travel, and frequently staying in hotels with little choice with regards to food,” she told health blogger Natalie Glaze. “I experienced headaches, low energy, and frequently felt ill. Often, when it came to food, I had to just ‘grab and go’ and the processed foods I found myself picking up never made me feel or look great.”She noticed that by cutting out the processed foods and boosting her consumption of vegetables, fish, and complex wholegrains, she felt a “radical improvement in the way I felt”, with “buckets more energy”.Peacock eventually turned her hand to nutritional advice – a growing industry, with sales of sports nutrition products jumping from £52 million in 2013 to £66 million in 2015.She says she was “head-hunted” by Dr Tim Evans, the Queen’s GP, to become Head of Nutrition at his private clinic, the Grace Belgravia in central London.Here, she provides diet and lifestyle advice for a group she describes as “London’s fashion and celebrity elite”. 11:59AMThe newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest member 10:30AMHarry and Meghan return to Windsor Andrea Bocelli Credit:Drew Gurian/Invision The Duchess of York and her youngest daughter, bride to be Princess Eugenie Credit:Peter Byrne/PA Cara Delevingne arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksban 1:00PMA view from inside St George’s Chapel They shared two shy kisses on the steps, one just outside the chapel, and another before they boarded the Scottish State Coach for a public ride around Windsor.As Eugenie and Jack left the castle, they passed the Galilee Porch at St George’s Chapel, where they were waved off by other senior members of the royal family, including the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.The carriage continued onto Windsor High Street, giving the couple the opportunity to see the well-wishers lining the streets for their special day. There are rumours George Clooney and his wife Amal will be in Windsor once again this October as the A-list actor has a connection to the groom. Wine merchant Mr Brooksbank is a brand ambassador for Casamigos Tequila, a company owned by George Clooney.Rande Gerber, the husband of Cindy Crawford, is also a founder of Casamigos, which means the couple may have received an invitation too. Princess Eugenie is close friends with model Cara Delevingne, singer Ellie Goulding, and the Duke of Sussex’s former girlfriends Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, all of whom are expected to attend. Karlie Kloss accompanied Ellie Goulding and the princess on a trip to Jordan earlier this year, leading some to wonder if she will make an appearance in Windsor in October. Artist Tracey Emin is also rumoured be to attending – although singers Elton John and Ed Sheeran have reportedly had to turn down their invitations because they are on tour.The daughter of Robbie Williams, five-year-old Theodora Rose, has been confirmed as a flower girl at the wedding, which means we can expect to see the singer and his wife, Ayda Field, in the pews. The ex-Take That star and his wife have been friends with Eugenie and her sister, Princess Beatrice, for several years. Naomi Campbell’s Instagram storyCredit:Naomi Campbell/Instagram Prince Andrew used his father-of-the-bride speech to poke fun at his new son-in-law Jack Brooksbank. He mocked the groom with a joke about the family dog. Read about it here. Mrs Huberty, from New York, said it was “lovely” to get a hug from the mother of the bride on Friday.”She gave me a big hug and said she was happy that I was here,” said the mother-of-three, who sat in a wheelchair in the front row of the crowd gathered in Horseshoe Cloister opposite the chapel’s West Door.She added: “It was lovely. She is a lovely woman. She never forgets her friends.” Gabriela PeacockCredit:David M Bennett/Getty It is believed the Duke and Duchess of York tried to persuade Camilla, 71, to attend but to no avail.A source said: “It’s hard to see her turning down the invitation as anything other than a snub but she insists she has other engagements that she was invited to first.”Camilla’s no-show will be seen as opening up family rifts at a time when the royals are riding a wave of popularity following Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May. Princess Eugenie’s dressCredit:Reuters Smiling and wearing a tiara, she makes her way up the steps to her ceremony. Princess Eugenie is wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, given to the late Queen Mother.The dress is by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, while her shoes were made by Charlotte OlympiaThe tie pins worn by the groom and best man were a gift from the Duchess of York, containing the white rose of York and the same type of pink gem that is in Princess Eugenie’s wedding ring 11:39AMThe order of service – in full According to her website, Jeremy Clarkson, Anna Friel, Donna Air, and Alan Carr have all praised Peacock’s services. She also works as a nutritionist for Ten Pilates, a £3,300-a-year health club in Notting Hill, west London, which says its mission is to “celebrate endorphins”.Peacock sells a range of powders with names such as Slim Me, Calm Me, Protein Me, and Energise Me – each costs £100 for a month’s supply.The bestseller, Slim Me, is a gel sachet containing glucomannan, which swells up in the stomach to reduce hunger and balance blood sugar levels.Princess Eugenie spoke earlier this year about the tough exercise regime she is following before her wedding, taking an hour’s exercise at 7am each morning.Prince Harry, meanwhile, is believed to have lost half-a-stone in the run-up to his wedding with the help of Ms Peacock.Not everybody is so supportive of the powders, however, with Frankie Phillips, a specialist with the British Dietetic Association, warning that supplements like ‘Slim Me’ will not help with long-term weight loss.“Losing weight is not a quick journey and gimmicks which might help in the short term can be less than helpful for meaningful long-term weight loss, which requires a complete rethink of lifestyle to ensure that the weight lost is not piled back on again when you stop using a product,” she told The Mail on Sunday. Princess Eugenie looks beautiful in a full-skirted, off shoulder design by design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, stalwarts of London Fashion Week.They met whilst studying Antwerp. Peter is Austrian/ Italian and de Vos is Belgian/ Peruvian. The choice is a surprise one from the Princess who had hinted that she would chose a designer with eco credentials, such as Stella McCartneyThe brand is known for its innovative textile design, paired with a modern feminine silhouette. Princess Eugenie met the designers when she was co-hosting an event in support of women artists. Her Royal Highness has been wearing designs by the brand for several years.Princess Eugenie, Mr Pilotto and Mr De Vos have worked closely together on the design of the dress.The designers undertook archive research into previous dresses worn by Members of the Royal Family and identified a silhouette.The designDuring several fittings the dress was developed layer by layer, constructing it from the corset and the complex underskirt to the fitted bodice and full pleated skirt.The dress features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train. 7:36AMRoyal couple on their pre-wedding jitters 8:40AMMembers of the public Front row guests in the nave included broadcaster Stephen Fry, singer James Blunt, Richard Banson’s son Sam, and artist Tracey Emin who chatted to a friend in the aisle ahead of the bride’s arrival.Other guests included actresses Liv Tyler and Demi Moore, Kiss Kiss singer Holly Valance, former footballer Jamie Redknapp, Delevingne sisters Cara and Poppy, broadcaster Richard Bacon and reality TV star Ollie Proudlock.The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa was in the front row of the nave with her husband James Matthews and brother James Middleton. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and pop star Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora will have starring roles at Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding.They arrived in the same car, waving at the crowds.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest two children and Williams’ six-year-old daughter, who is known as Teddy, will be among the pageboys and bridesmaids at the celebration in Windsor on Friday.The other bridesmaids will be Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla, and Zara Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia, along with Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman.Prince George, five, will be joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy – the six-year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe. “Let’s kiss,” Eugenie told her husbandCredit:Getty 8:53AMCrowds line the streets of Windsor With the guests packed into the chapel – celebrities and royals alike – Princess Eugenie arrives wearing a low-back dress.She had earlier hinted the scars from her childhood back surgery would be on show. Her husband-to-be waited patiently at the end of the aisle, while she and her father Prince Andrew waved to cheering crowds. St George’s ChapelCredit:AFP 10:37AMGroom Jack Brooksbank arrives Hollywood actress Demi Moore has arrived wearing a burgundy dress and matching fascinator.She was preceded by supermodel Naomi Campbell. 4:16PMPrince Andrew’s ‘classic father-in-law speech’, at the expense of Jack “When I did his leaver’s interview, I said: ‘Are you going to university?’, and he said: ‘No, he wanted to get on with life and go into hospitality’.”I said: ‘That’s a tough industry’, but he went and became a barman at the Admiral Codrington in Chelsea – he rolled his sleeves up and he’s got on really well. He’s quite a similar character to the Duke of York.” Broadcaster Richard Bacon and reality TV star Ollie Proudlock have also arrived, as have Holly and Sam Branson.Kate Moss has taken her seat on the front row of the seating plan which is designed to face into the aisle.Fashion queen Moss is wearing a delicate monochrome polka dot outfit.The model turned to the row behind where her partner Count Nikolai von Bismarck is seated. Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie of York in a carriageCredit:PA The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd. and Rt Hon John Sentamu, has written a personal prayer for the wedding service of Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank, which will be included in the order of service.The Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner will give the address at their wedding. The dean will also officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.James Vivian, director of music St George’s Chapel, has written descants for two hymns that will be sung during the service. As the royal couple were paraded around Windsor, those who made the trip have told Coran Elliott of their passion for the monarchy. Australians Michelle Thorp, 48, a stay at home mum, and store supervisor Debbie Papalaskaris, 59, share a passion for the Windsors, with Debbie making the 24 hour flight to the UK to get a glimpse of the princess first hand.Ms Papalaskaris said: “Since the wedding was on I knew I had to get here. For me it’s the chance to see a royal wedding first hand, because I’m a royalist at heart.”I will look back at my pictures when I’m 90 and say ‘I was there, I saw a real princess’.” Pippa wore an emerald green midi dress showing off her blossoming baby bump.Zara Philips wore a electric blue dress, and clutched her hat as she made her way to the chapel. Crowds gathered in Windsor for the royal weddingCredit:Getty 11:24AMCambridges’ nanny keeps youngsters in check Jimmy Carr arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.Credit:Andrew Matthews/PA ridesmaids for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor CastleCredit:PA 8:11AMFamily members 11:54AMGuests provided with rain macs as part of goodie bags Many of those gathered spoke of their utter shock at receiving a letter inviting them to be a part of the wedding day.One grandmother couldn’t believe her luck after her 12-year-old granddaughter won tickets to attention the prestigious event. After seeing a post on Instagram 12-year-old Poppy Russer decided to take a chance entering a ballot to win a ticket to royal wedding for her grandmother Elizabeth Hayball. “I couldn’t believe it at first and it was such a surprise and the most lovely gesture, said the 67-year-old.”I’ve always had a love of the royals but have never been to a wedding. I saw the Queen when I was five, but that’s the closest I ever got.” With this in mind Poppy knew she wanted to get her grandmother a golden ticket. “When I saw the competition I wanted my gran to be there with me. I’m really excited to see the Princess and her dress.”I didn’t think I’d win, but I was really happy and mum was shocked too.” Many in the crowd waved flags and cheered as familiar faces walked by, but their loudest roars of appreciation were saved for the men who were forced to run up Chapel Hill after guests hats flew away towards the onlooking crowd.The public was thrilled to see the arrival of Robbie Williams, with one group of friends laughing “We love Robbie but Ayda is such a superstar on X-Factor”.The guests strolled past in waves as their buses arrived at the castle. Famous faces included Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.Richard Bacon, who only months ago was fighting a life-threatening illness, was in high spirits as he arrived at Windsor, waving enthusiastically at the crowd as he appeared to film the occasion on his mobile phone. Ticket holders were also delighted to see Pippa Middleton who chose an emerald green dress which showed off her blossoming baby bump, many of the crowd voicing how radient she looked.The public waited eagerly to catch a glimpse of newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan, who chose a navy blue dress. Naomi Campbell arrives ahead of the weddingCredit:PA Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Princess Beatrice arrived in the same car and waved at crowds gathered in Windsor. The Duchess of York is wearing a Jess Collett hat and a green dress by local Ascot dressmaker Emma Louise Design.Fergie is carrying a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag, which was carried by her own mother at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York in 1986. Elspeth is a big Eugenie fan “She doesn’t steal the limelight like some, she’s very low key, and she seems genuinely happy with Jack.” Like so many fans in Windsor this morning she’s also a huge Fergie supporter. “She’s brilliant I’m so glad she’ll have a big part to play today.” pic.twitter.com/XYse3b6nWT— Eleanor Steafel (@eleanorsteafel) October 12, 2018 The supermodel was joined by her partner Count Nikolai von Bismarck and daughter Lila Grace.Dressed in a delicate monochrome polka dot number, the fashion queen was seated around an hour before the ceremony began and chatted with her daughter and partner who were sitting behind her.At one point, Lila Grace could be seen leaning forward and speaking into her mother’s ear.Anyone with trouble finding their seat were helped along with name tags placed on each chair, a formality that was missing from Harry and Meghan’s wedding.Not all guests were allocated a specific seat however, so ushers had to juggle between assigned and unassigned.Taking his seat in the second row was comedian Jimmy Carr, who on arrival surveyed the congregation from the side and fiddled with his cufflinks. Sarah Ferguson arrives at the royal weddingCredit:Getty Musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will perform during the ceremony. The couple have very much enjoyed working together with the RPO’s managing director, James Williams, to choose the accompaniment to the service. The Duke of York is a patron of the RPO.James Williams said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank to plan the music for their special day and we wish the couple much happiness for their future together.”The internationally renowned singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will perform two pieces during the service. 11:35AMRoyal fans’ ‘frustration’ at lack of big screens Royal fans waiting to see the carriage procession have expressed their “frustration” that there are no screens outside streaming the ceremony.Well-wishers who have gathered on Windsor High Street to catch a glimpse of the couple are watching the ceremony on their mobile phones. 9:39AMRichard Bacon invited after Princess Eugenie supported his wife during coma scare The Queen, wearing a pale blue dress, was followed by her husband the Duke. She told host Eamonn Holmes: “I’m patron of their appeal and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday, but it’s a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this.”I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.”So that’s one really important one.”But separate to that, other organisations that are there, it’s just very important that they get a chance to be honoured for the work that they do constantly, so it’s lovely that I can share this special day with them.”The princess is also patron of the European School of Osteopathy, a world-renowned provider of undergraduate and postgraduate level osteopathic education. 9:43AMFlashback: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding His role would be “very small”, he added, saying: “I just have to walk slowly.””I think preparations are reasonably on course. i’m not what I would describe as intimately involved in the planning.”The idea to marry at St George’s Chapel came directly from the Queen, the Duke said. “It doesn’t make any difference who you are, all the approvals go through the Queen anyway,” he said. “The Queen very firmly said St George’s is where you’re having the wedding so I said aye aye mam, turn to the right, salute and carry on.”We hope for good weather, we don’t know – whatever happens in October.” Calling his future son-in-law an “extraordinary young man with one of the kindest hearts I know”, the Duke said: “It’s wonderful watching them interact together.”I have huge hopes and i’m sure they will be massively in love for the rest of their lives.”I’m sure she will be an absolutely outstanding bride.” 10:27AMAndrea Bocelli to perform two pieces at service 10:25AMRoyal contingent begin to arrive Jennifer Hawkins is no stranger to the pomp and ceremony of a royal event as today she takes her seat outside her forth royal wedding, writes Francesca Marshall from Windsor.The 69-year-old developed her love for a royal wedding after camping out for four nights to see Prince Charles and Princess Diana.Since she has always watched from the sidelines for the wedding of Prince Edward and Prince Charles and Camilla. But it wasn’t until this morning that she was able to step away from the crowds and take a seat outside the chapel of Windsor Castle as one of the lucky 1,200 members of the public who received a ticket to the ceremony. “Being able to get a ticket and not be queuing overnight, this is definitely the way to see the wedding,” she said. “Being here today is quite special as I have seen Eugenie grow up over the years. “I remember back in 81 I brought my son who was 10 at the time to see the wedding, told the school is was educational, but now being here, feeling like you’re really a part of it is wonderful.”The home carer won her ticket as part of a competition being held for friends of At Georges Chapel. Here it is in full: It was soon after she and Jack had first met that Princess Eugenie read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. One particular passage in which Jay Gatsby is described reminded her immediately of Jack.She decided that she wanted eventually to let Jack know how much those words had brought him to mind. That is why they have had a special place (as the second reading) in today’s wedding service.The words that particularly reminded her of Jack concern Gatsby’s smile. As we heard from the reading: “It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it……. It concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favour.”Well, a few years have passed, and Eugenie and Jack come here today to smile on each other, and to offer each other something like “eternal reassurance” and the promise of an “irresistible prejudice” in each other’s favour.In doing so, they understand that marriage is something far more profound than any kind of contract, as we usually understand it. There are no conditions here; no limits.They offer each other an unqualified promise to be there for each other come what may. It is the unqualified nature of the promise that generates a feeling of security; the gift of “eternal reassurance”.Of course we know that the very best of desires and intentions can be frustrated, and that marriages, even between the kindest and most careful people, can founder because of pressures unforeseen. The miracle however is that, in generation after generation, so many of us go on hoping that the keeping of the promise will be possible. It is as if we know that it is in the exchange of self-forgetful love that we human beings understand, you might say, just what we were made for.It is with that hope in their hearts that these two people have come here today, and have made their unqualified promises in the face of this congregation”; their families and friends and neighbours. In doing so, they have of course revealed the seriousness of their intent, but also something more.They have acknowledged their need of your support and your encouragement; they want you to believe in them. By being here today, you have given them a kind of “reassurance” for which, I know, they will be genuinely grateful.And if they have come here “in the face of this congregation”, they have come here, far more significantly, “in the sight of God”.They recognise that there is much more to life than meets the outward eye alone. As Christians, they believe that that ‘mysteriously ‘more” has been revealed to us in and through the life of Jesus Christ.In him has been seen the God whose nature is love, and through him has been heard an unqualified and eternally reassuring promise to each and every one of us that, through all the vicissitudes of life, we are loved.It is in the presence of the God of love shown to us in Jesus Christ that Eugenie and Jack have made their vows, confident that even our fragile human loving can be a merciful ingredient in a loving God’s providential operation in an often all-too troubled world. 11:10AMPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange vows The royal couple are exchanging vows at the front of the chapel.Eugenie’s wedding ring was made from a piece of Welsh gold given by the Queen. Inside the royal wedding reception: Prince Andrew’s speechWho did Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank invite?Princess Eugenie requests dress with low backHer mother’s outfit was polished and typically FergieBride’s tiara is from the Queen’s collectionSign up to the Telegraph’s Royal Family newsletter here Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank will finally be able to let their hair down away from the gaze of the public after the second royal wedding of 2018 in Windsor. The newlywed left her afternoon wedding reception as a wife in style, with the newest member of the Royal family driving away in a genuine James Bond car which was originally made for the James Bond movie Spectre.Mr Brooksbank was seen breathing a sigh of relief as he got in the driver’s seat of the silver DB10. Prince Andrew had ribbed him during a “classic father-of-the-bride” speech, the highlight of which was a joke about the family dog. Earlier, Princess Eugenie showed off her scars in a nod to the surgeons who operated on her back as a child.The low back feature on the dress – designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded the British based label Peter Pilotto – was at the specific request of the bride who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis. 10:12AMThe dress Inside the afternoon reception, the centrepiece was without doubt the 400-egg autumnal cake. Designer Sophie Cabot said she was “honoured” to have been asked to make the royal wedding cake – which features enormous quantities of eggs, butter and flour.Ms Cabot began baking in earnest in Buckingham Palace’s kitchens on Wednesday for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s big day on Friday.The five-tier red velvet and chocolate cake will contain up to 400 eggs, at least 53 packs of unsalted butter, 15 kilograms of organic self raising flour, and 20 kilos of sugar.Ms Cabot, 33, said she felt “very honoured they have selected me”, and said about her first meeting with Eugenie and Jack in the summer, when she brought cake samples: “The couple were very relaxed, very comfortable. I got the feeling the cake was something they were very excited about.”It was a fun meeting as well because I don’t think it’s every day you have a meeting about cake and you get to try cake.” Leo added that he has been chatting with friends about what colour dress the Queen will wear to her granddaughter’s wedding.He said: “I’m saying green because last time it was yellow but one of my friends is saying pink.”Leo said he found out just a few weeks after Meghan and Harry’s wedding that he would also be singing when Eugenie married, and has been practising hard with fellow his choristers during the intervening months.Leo joked: “My mum said she would be sitting in front of the TV waving her Union Jack for me.” Naomi Campbell The Queen’s youngest grandchildren, 14-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, and 10-year-old Viscount Severn, who are the children of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, will take on the role of Special Attendants.Groom Jack Brooksbank has asked his brother, Thomas Brooksbank, to be his best man, while Eugenie’s older sister Princess Beatrice will be her maid of honour.Pop star Williams and his wife and fellow X-Factor judge Ayda Williams have been friends of Eugenie and her sister Beatrice for years.They are protective over their young children, and choose not to show their children’s faces when they post on social media. A screen shot of the Trip Advisor website offering hotels at a discounted rateCredit:Trip Advisor The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess CharlotteCredit:PA Prince George, five, will be joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy – the six year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe. Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora will be among the team of pageboys and bridesmaids, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The other bridesmaids will be Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla, and Zara Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia, along with Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman.Maud is sure to be guided by her classmate Prince George; the two are in the same class at St Thomas’ School in Battersea.The Queen’s youngest grandchildren, 14-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, and 10-year-old Viscount Severn, who are the children of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, will take on the role of Special Attendants. Rain had threatened to cover the royal wedding all week, but come Friday morning the skies remained dry as guests arrived for the second royal wedding of the year.The grass alongside St George’s Chapel on Friday was bustling with lucky golden ticket holders invited to watch the Royal wedding unfold from within the grounds of Windsor Castle.There was a woman sporting union flag face paint whilst others wore their best finery but for many of the 1,200 members of the public wooly hats and gloves paired with walking boots and waterproof coats were the outfits of choice as the high winds threatened to steal a number of the guests hats.Ticket holders hoping to catch a glimpse of the princess unpacked their deck chairs as they sipped hot coffee and nibbled on shortbread and chocolate gifted to them upon arrival. Ticket holders also received a rain mac in their goodie bags just in case. Princess Eugenie announced in an interview with British Vogue earlier this year that her older sister Princess Beatrice will play a central role, as Maid of Honour. The groom’s younger brother Thomas, 29, has been chosen as best man.Prince George and Princess Charlotte will step into the roles of pageboy and flower girl once again. The siblings already know the score – as well as performing those roles at the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Markle earlier this year, they did so at the wedding of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, to James Matthews in May last year. Away from her profession, Peacock shares some of her personal life on social media, regularly posting photos with her young children and husband, David Peacock, a hedge-funder.Her Instagram account details a love of exotic travel: in the last year alone, Peacock has shared photos of her trips to Hangzhou, China, Ramatuelle, southeastern France, and Gstaad, Switzerland.The couple are also aficionados of interior design, enlisting the help of designer Peter Mikic in 2015 for a lavish renovation of their home in Notting Hill. 2:10PMCamilla misses the wedding – to visit a school Queen and Prince Philip arriveCredit:PA The Duke of Edinburgh “took quite a big step” towards reconciliation with Sarah, Duchess of York, at Friday’s royal wedding, according to a body language expert.Judi James, an expert in social behaviour, believes that Philip was warm towards his former daughter-in-law, approaching her with a smile.The Queen’s husband is thought to have a frosty relationship with “Fergie”, who divorced the Duke of York in 1996.Ms James said: “You could tell the tension as soon as the duchess arrived in the church. As soon as she walked in she pulled her arms into her side and put her head down.”Ms James believes the duchess’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, may have tried to distract her mother from Philip’s arrival at St George’s Chapel for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.She said that Beatrice “made very strong eye contact with her mother and kept her chatting as Philip arrived, almost as if to say ‘don’t look round now”‘. 12:15PMVisitors in awe as the royal couple are paraded around Windsor Debbie Skelton-Bethell, 52, from Shropshire, said: “It would have been nice to have screens outside of the castle, there’s supposed to be speakers but I don’t think they’ll reach out here.”Ms Skelton-Bethell arrived at 8.30am this morning to catch a glimpse of the wedding procession.She added: “I’m most excited to see the bride in her dress!” Princess Eugenie’s tiaraCredit:Reuters Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have left Windsor Castle following their wedding.The couple travelled in a silver Aston Martin driven by Mr Brooksbank. Liv Tyler arrivesCredit:PA 10:53AMPrince Philip arrives at Windsor amid speculation he might not attend Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson arrive at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding of Britain’s Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in WindsorCredit:Reuters Dr Anthony WallersteinerCredit:Andrew Crowley Gabriela Peacock is described in some quarters as the nutritionist for the Royal Family, but just who is she? And what does her “elite” nutritional actually look like?Who is she?Peacock says she has always been interested in health and nutrition, but it was her years in modelling that taught her the value of a balanced and nutritious diet. At one stage, George seemed to shake his legs and briefly bobbed up and down in time to the music.In the few minutes the children had to stand, one little girl appeared to sit down on the stone ledge behind them before the nanny nudged her up. A heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton has arrived with her husband James Matthews. Mike Tindall and his wife Zara also appeared, followed by Princess Anne, who is wearing a green dress. The newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest memberCredit:PA Richard Bacon, a guest who is appearing on ITV in the lead-up to the wedding, said he had been invited after the Princess got in touch to support his wife while he was in a coma over the summer. Saying he knows her from being “incredibly social” and living near to the directors of Hauser and Wirth, where Princess Eugenie works, adding: “I first met her at about 3am in Miami,” he said. The DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie SpectreCredit:AFP The gaggle of youngsters in the bridal party had a few minutes to wait before the bride arrived, and were kept in check by the Cambridges’ nanny.Prince George held his hand over his ear as trumpeters lined out at the back of the chapel to herald the arrival of Eugenie.The future king was standing next to sister Princess Charlotte and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughter Savannah. The ceremony took place at the castle’s 15th Century St George’s Chapel with the Dean of Windsor David Conner officiating. The bride, Princess Eugenie, arrivesCredit:Getty 6:18PMNo arrests as wedding goes off without a hitch They were followed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Meghan is wearing a navy Givenchy dress and hat by Noel Stewart.Her sister-in-law is in a pink Alexander McQueen dress and Philip Treacy hat. Jack Brooksbank, who has a background in hospitality, is in charge of the drinks and has revealed Casamigos tequila will be on the menu.Mr Brooksbank works as the UK brand ambassador for Casamigos, the tequila company owned by George Clooney and his friend Rande Gerber, who is married to the supermodel Cindy Crawford. 12:05PMThe royal couple take a horse-drawn cart around Windsor They were swiftly followed by Prince William and Kate. But a shining star came in the form of Princess Charlotte who blew kisses to the crowd as she was driven down the drive towards the entrance of the chapel. “She’s so sweet, I love how much she loves it,” said one onlooker, whilst another added: “She’s such a wonderful little girl, I bet she’s having the time of her life”. Then came the Queen, who received cheers for the crowd, as many shouted happily to see her accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, whose attendance had not been confirmed beforehand. The onlookers then fell silent as they waited in anticipation for the bride, who swept by waving at the crowd. Many then settled back into their chairs as the ceremony began, following proceedings in their orders of service.Despite most in the crowd now shivering from the biting wind cheers erupted as the happy couple were pronounced husband and wife. The Duchess of Cornwall braved stormy weather on Royal Deeside to visit a tiny village school as her husband attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor.Camilla’s arrival at Crathie Primary in Aberdeenshire was delayed by a tree on the road as the area, home to the royals’ Balmoral residence, was lashed by high winds and heavy rain.She was given a tour of the school – which has just nine pupils – before visiting a new games pavilion in nearby Braemar.It is understood that Friday’s invitation was a long-standing one and Camilla did not want to let the schoolchildren down.After apologising for her late arrival, she told her guides, 11-year-old Logan Beedie and Zara Jones, 10: “It’s nice and blowy outside, isn’t it?”Camilla, who is known as the Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, shared her love of the local area and its wildlife with the pupils.She said she had never seen a capercaillie but had been fortunate to see some golden eagles, telling the children: “They’re wonderful creatures – they’re so big. When they have their wings out they’re huge.”The Duchess said nearby Lochnagar was a “special place” and told how she enjoyed cross-country skiing “because you can go for miles and miles, but it’s very hard work”.Camilla presented the pupils with books for the school library and she received a posy and card from the children. Jack Brooksbank has paid tribute to his future wife Princess Eugenie, calling her a “bright shining light”.The Queen’s granddaughter returned the compliment and described her fiance as “so humble and generous” during a television interview ahead of their wedding.But Eugenie did reveal the moment she first saw Jack and the pair fell in love during a Swiss skiing trip.She initially thought “what a silly hat” Jack was wearing, but was “all butterflies and nervous” when he came over to say hello, and later rang her mother that night to say she had met a new guy.The couple were interviewed by husband and wife Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning, who quizzed them about wedding jitters.After Eugenie replied, “It’s definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves” she went on to describe her first encounter with Jack while on the slopes at a friend’ place in Verbier, Switzerland in 2010.With her fiance beside her, the princess added: “I thought, ‘what a silly hat!’ and I thought, ‘who’s that?’ and then you came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.”I think I rang my mum that night and said ‘I’ve met this guy Jack’… and that was it I think about how it started.”I remember being like ‘I really, really like this guy, I really want him to like me too’ and then you gave me this huge windscreen wiper wave and that was it, right, he likes me.” The Duchess of Sussex arrivesCredit:PA Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive Credit:Getty 8:21AMCelebrity friends 10:23AMCara Delevingne arrives – wearing a suit and top hat Bridesmaids and pageboysCredit:Getty Princess Charlotte stumbles up the stepsCredit:PA Princess Beatrice, maid of honour, is wearing a blue dress by Ralph and Russo and a headband by Sarah Cant. Earlier, the first cheers of the morning erupted in Horseshoe Cloister at the arrival of the groom’s parents to St George’s Chapel.Blustery conditions saw Jack Brooksbank’s mother momentarily hold onto her hat as she climbed the steps. 10:40AMFergie and Princess Beatrice arrive The Duke of York said his daughter’s wedding will have more guests than that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, saying Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have “so many friends”, writes Hannah Furness.”It will not be the same as the previous one that was held in May,” he said of the wedding. “It’s not a public wedding, this is meant to be a family wedding.”There will be a few more people than most people have. “There are a few more than Harry had but that’s just the nature of Eugenie and Jack: they’ve got so many friends and they need a church of that size to fit them all in.”He told ITV he had not prepared his father-of-the-bride speech, saying: “I don’t write speeches, why should I write this one?” Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were described as the “perfect couple” by the senior cleric who will marry the couple.David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, said it had been a pleasure to work with the Queen’s granddaughter and her fiance in the run-up to their weddingservice which will be a mix of “traditional and modern”.The dean, who will officiate when the couple make their marriage vows and give the address, has also been giving the pair the traditional pre-marital guidance counselling.Speaking on the eve of the wedding, he said: “As a couple they come across as just the perfect couple.”They are very natural with each other, they obviously love one another but they also have a lot of fun together and it’s been a real pleasure to work with them.”The dean described how he has seen the princess grow up over the years, since taking up his role in 1998, as she was a pupil at St George’s School at Windsor Castle and has regularly attended services at the chapel. 1:27PMWho is royal nutritionist Gabriela Peacock? Dean of Windsor, David ConnerCredit:Steve Parsons/AFP Your wedding day should really be the one day of your life which is entirely about you and your beloved.But for the crowds lining the streets of Windsor this morning to watch Princess Eugenie marry Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, today is all about one person, the bride’s mother. It’s Fergie they’re all here to see. “In America people don’t really distinguish a lot of the more fringe members of the royal family, but everyone knows Fergie,” said Katie Goldberg, a New Yorker studying in London who got here at 7am in the hope of catching a glimpse of Sarah, Duchess of York. “I think Fergie is just brilliant,” said Elspeth Edwards, thrilled to have got a much better spot to watch all the action than she did at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May. “It’s a lot quieter this time, but that’s quite nice really. We’ll get to see more. I’m so pleased Fergie will have a big part to play today. Robbie Williams arrived flanked by his mother and wife Ayda Field.But the popstar’s mother Janet Williams had a wardrobe malfunction when her hat flew off in the blustery wind. Former Take That singer Williams was with his wife and fellow X Factor judge Ayda Field. Their six-year-old daughter Theodora is one of the bridesmaids. 1:16PMFergie rushed to hug close friend of her mother’s Naomi Campbell arrives looking characteristically dramatic in a feathered tweed look by Ralph and Russo. Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday could end up looking fairly different to that of her cousin Prince Harry, it seems.The Queen’s 28-year-old granddaughter is set to marry 31-year-old wine merchant Jack Brooksbank on Friday at Windsor Castle, and everything from the guest size to the television audience right through to the weather is expected to differ from Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in May.But the two weddings will have one thing (or, rather, one person) in common: both Harry and Eugenie have been using the same nutritionist to help get them into shape before their big day. The royal couple at the front of the chapelCredit:PA As the trumpeters got in position, the nanny held George and Charlotte’s hands.Before that, George could be seen looking around the chapel and craning his neck to look up into the high ceiling.The prince could be seen shuffling his feet on the carpet beneath him, while Charlotte went up on her tiptoes at one point.The group of children were startled and jumped when the trumpeters performed an initial flurry, and Savannah appeared to put a finger in her ear as she anticipated what was to come. In contrast to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, part of today’s ceremony will be conducted from the organ screen so that guests in the nave of the chapel have a chance to see the bride and groom, writes The Telegraph’s Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness.Princess Eugenie and her father, the Duke of York, will walk up half the length of the aisle before meeting Jack Brooksbank and his brother, the best man, and the Dean of Windsor at the organ screen.There, flanked by 17 members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, they will undertake the first part of the service before Princess Beatrice and Charles Brooksbank, the groom’s cousin, give their readings.The decision will give celebrity guests in the nave the opportunity to see the Princess and Mr Brooksbank begin their journey to married life, before they move into the quire where the Royal Family and close friends will be sitting. This gallery will be updated during the day, featuring the best photographs of the royal wedding: 9:46AMChoristers, 11 and 12, to take centre stage after shining at Harry and Meghan’s wedding Logistics for the day also appear to be drastically simpler than on May 19, when visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were advised to travel first thing in the morning, book special car parks outside the town centre and be warned that they may not even be able to enter the main streets due to the sheer numbers of tourists.This time, the council has simply warned tourists to be mindful that the usual Windsor car parks may be very busy.Where on May 19, Great Western Railway and South Western Railway laid on extra trains and a more frequent service to Windsor stations, October 12 will see them operate a “normal Friday service”. Prince Andrew and his daughter Princess EugenieCredit:Reuters The wedding flowers in St George’s Chapel will reflect the “rich and vibrant tones of autumn”, Buckingham Palace has revealed.Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have chosen floral designer Rob Van Helden to decorate the historic venue.Foliage and flowering branches, sourced locally from Windsor Great Park – the site of the York family home – have been combined with roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries.The designs will also include Liquid Amber trees, also known as American sweet gum trees, which turn brilliant yellow, orange and red before they shed.”The designs will reflect the rich and vibrant tones of autumn,” a palace spokeswoman said.Mr Van Helden said: “It has been the greatest privilege and honour to create the flowers for Princess Eugenie and Jack on their wedding day.”Her Royal Highness has been very involved from the start and has been instrumental in the autumnal theme.”The whole floral design team and I wish Princess Eugenie and Jack our heartfelt congratulations and we hope they have a magical wedding day.”One of London’s top florists, Mr Van Helden was born and grew up in Holland, and moved to the capital 31 years ago.He first started his floristry business from the back of his car. 11:23AMPrincess Beatrice gives Great Gatsby reading 10:19AMMore guests at second royal wedding because couple have ‘so many friends’, says Prince Andrew Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor CastleCredit:Reuters The order of service for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank is available below: And during the readings inside the venue, Eugenie said jokingly “why aren’t you holding my hand?” before the tequila salesman readjusted her ring, lipreader Tina Lannin said.The ceremony was more muted than Harry and Meghan’s in the same venue just five months beforehand, with Zara Tindall telling the Duke of Sussex “it’s very quiet compared to the screaming at your wedding”, according to Ms Lannin. Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy has arrived at the wedding, in the same colour as she wore to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding. Ms Davy and the Prince originally met in Cape Town, South Africa, while he was on his gap year and he was reported to have once described Zimbabwean-born lawyer-turned-designer as “the one”.However Ms Davy did not enjoy the bright spotlight that came with being in a relationship with the then third-in-line to the throne and they eventually called it a day.Ms Davy now divides her time between West London and Zimbabwe, where she runs her own luxury jewellery line, Aya.She recently posted online telling Zimbabweans to “rise up” after the resignation of Robert Mugabe earlier this year.Ms Davy is thought to be single again having split up with her boyfriend of two years, the jeweller Charles Goode. Sunlight streamed in through the windows lighting up the aisle for Meghan, but on this October day all guests could see through the glass were trees being blown around by strong gusts.The bridal party’s gaggle of youngsters included future king Prince George, Princess Charlotte and pop star Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora.The Angels singer’s six-year-old daughter Theodora, who is known as Teddy, had a starring role as a bridesmaid, alongside five-year-old George and three-year-old Charlotte.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, was on hand to keep the VIP children in check.The group had a few minutes to wait before the bride arrived, and were kept in check by the nanny.George held his hand over his ear as trumpeters lined out at the back of the chapel moments before Eugenie’s arrival.He was standing next to sister Princess Charlotte and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughter Savannah.As the trumpeters got into position, the nanny held George and Charlotte’s hands.Before that, George could be seen looking around the chapel and craning his neck to look up into the high ceiling.The prince could be seen shuffling his feet on the carpet beneath him, while Charlotte went up on her tiptoes at one point.The group of children were startled and jumped when the trumpeters performed an initial flurry, and Savannah appeared to put a finger in her ear as she anticipated what was to come.At one stage, George seemed to shake his legs and briefly bobbed up and down in time to the music.In the few minutes the children had to stand, one little girl appeared to sit down on the stone ledge behind them before the nanny nudged her up. 10:04AMHolly Valance and Jamie Redknapp among wide-ranging guestlist 9:59AMBargain Windsor hotels on offer to lure tourist to Princess Eugenie’s Royal wedding Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange ringsCredit:Getty The first guests have begun to arrive and the earliest trending colour is pink.Book editor Karoline Copping, wife of Jimmy Carr, looks super chic in a bird-printed shift dress Karoline Copping and Jimmy Carr Credit:Getty 7:28PMLove wins at #RoyalWedding2 Credit:Jane Barlow/PA Wire 9:33AMPink is the early colour of choice Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank interviewed by ITV This Morning’s husband and wife duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth LangsfordCredit:PA Princess Charlotte sticks out her tongue as she rides in a car to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms MarkleCredit:Andrew Milligan/pool photo via AP The Duchess of York rushed to hug a member of the public as she arrived at St George’s Chapel for the wedding of her daughter, Princess Eugenie.Leaving her elder daughter, Princess Beatrice, waiting briefly as the pair emerged from a car outside the chapel at Windsor Castle to cheers from onlookers, Sarah Ferguson greeted family friend Jessie Huberty.The 83-year-old had been a close friend of Sarah’s mother, and attended the Duchess’s 1986 Westminster Abbey to the Duke of York. Young choristers who will sing at the royal wedding have described their excitement ahead of the big day.Alexios Sheppard, 11, and Leo Mills, 12, both performed at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding and now will be centre stage for the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.It is the first time in living memory two royal weddings have been staged in the same year at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel, so the two choristerswill be part of an historic double.The boys could not hide their joy, with Alexios saying: “It’s one of the best experiences we’re ever going to have – it’s just amazing.”Leo added: “I think it’s really cool we get to sing at two royal weddings in one year. No one ever really gets to do that much – it’s a very rare occasion so we’re very lucky.”Alexios joked: “They call it a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but not for us.” After a number of meetings with the couple to finalise the design, the professional baker began working on the cake in July, creating detailed sugar flowers and foliage, from ivy and acorns to white flowers and maple leaves, which will decorate the five tiers of the cake.”With such a big cake, you need to start well in advance – especially with all the sugar work, so it was important to get going quite quickly,” she said.Ms Cabot added: “There are a lot of eggs involved and a lot of butter obviously just for the sheer amount of people who hope to have a piece of cake.”She went on to say: “It’s a lot of ingredients, it’s a huge scale, it’s a bit different for me. I’m used to baking on a much smaller scale – it’s a challenge.” Pippa Middleton (centre) during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack BrooksbankCredit:PA Property developer Nick Candy and wife Holly Candy, the singer formerly known as Holly Valance, have arrived.Lord of the Rings and Armageddon actress Liv Tyler is also there, wearing a dark jacket and long skirt. 6:06PM’Why aren’t you holding my hand?’: Lip reader unpicks ceremony 9:23AMRoyal wedding flowers to reflect ‘rich and vibrant tones of autumn’ Former footballer Jamie Redknapp arrived dressed in a morning suit as well as singer-songwriter James Blunt. Britain’s Princess Eugenie of York is helped into an Aston Martin DB10 by her sister Britain’s Princess BeatriceCredit:AFP British fashion and portrait photographer Alex Bramall will take the official photographs at Windsor Castle at today’s royal wedding, Buckingham Palace said.”It is an honour and a privilege to be invited to photograph Princess Eugenie and Jack on this most special of days,” Mr Bramall said.”I look forward with great excitement to capturing this significant occasion and wish them both a happy future together.” Thames Valley Police said there had been no arrests on Friday related to the wedding.A spokeswoman said: “There have been no arrests relating to the royal wedding policing operation in Windsor at this stage.”The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead was unable to give a final estimate of the crowd numbers watching the festivities. Here’s a look at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in numbers:1 – Maid of Honour – Eugenie’s older sister Princess Beatrice1 – Best man – Jack’s younger brother, Thomas Brooksbank1 – Former royal – Eugenie’s mother and the Duke of York’s ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York1 – Km – Eugenie’s carriage procession route is around 1km (0.16 miles). Harry and Meghan’s full route was 3.3km (2.1 miles)2 – Days of celebrations – Festivities will continue at Eugenie’s family home on Saturday2 – Great grandchildren of the Queen who are not attending – babies Prince Louis and Lena Tindall3 – Hours of ITV coverage devoted to a special live screening of the ceremony2 – Pageboys – Prince George and Louis de Givenchy2 – Special Attendants – Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn6 – Bridesmaids – Princess Charlotte, Savannah and Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall, Theodora Williams and Maud Windsor8 – Years bride and groom have been together9 – Eugenie’s position in line to the throne17 – The wedding will be the 17th royal wedding or blessing to take place in St George’s Chapel since 186328 – Eugenie’s age32 – Jack’s age400 – Eggs being used for the red velvet and chocolate wedding cake, plus 53 packs of unsalted butter, 33lb (15kg) of organic self-raising flour, and 44lb (20kg) of sugar.850 – Congregation in St George’s Chapel1,200 – Members of public invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle100,000 – Number who applied for the ticketed public ballot£400,000 – Cost of policing Zara and Mike Tindall’s wedding in Scotland in 2011£543,000 – Cost of policing the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland.£2 million – Estimated cost of policing Eugenie’s weddingBetween £2 million and £4 million – Estimated cost of policing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding£6.3 million – Cost of policing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding£18 million – Cost of police operation for US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK Princess Eugenie took the lead as her new husband appeared to struggle with nerves during their nuptials, according to a professional lipreader.The royal bride initiated the couple’s two tentative kisses on the West Steps of St George’s Chapel, telling Jack Brooksbank “let’s kiss” before the waiting cameras. Pixie Geldolf’s Instagram storyCredit:Pixie Geldolf/Instagram The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have returned to their wedding venue.The couple, who married in Windsor in May, did not walk through the crowd and were ushered straight into Windsor Castle. 11:05AMThe wedding dress 4:21PMThe 400-egg five-tier red velvet wedding cake 8:55AMCelebrity guests will see the royal couple start married life Terry Hutt, 83, traveled five hours from western super mare, and is dressed head to toe in union flags, even his cane is covered in red white and blue, writes Coran Elliott in Windsor. He said: “I’ve been to all the royal weddings. I even met the queen mother when I was four years old, durring the Blitz. I’ve come here to support Fergie’s daughter.”I think Fergie brought atmosphere and change to the royal family and I wish Eugenie and Jack a lifetime of happiness.”Naomi Kennedy, 29, works in publishing and Judith Cooperman 60, librarian have travelled from New York and Canada respectively.Ms Kennedy said: “The moment the date was posted I decided to go! I have loved Eugenie and Beatrice ever since I was a little girl- particularly because they are around my age. I’ve always identified with Eugenie we both studied English.”Ms Cooperman said: “I love the history of the royal family, they have really earned our respect. We have got up really early in past to watch the weddings so now we have chance to see it. We wish Eugenie and Jack health and happiness in their marriage.”Fellow Canadian Rose Reilly, 64, came over to the UK to visit friends in Chesham, but the courier driver decide to make the trip to Windsor so she wouldn’t miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity.She said: “I was visiting Chesham to see friends, so I decided to come down because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. “I can’t wait to go back home to post all my pictures on Facebook. My friends are not going to believe this! They are going to be so jealous.”It’s my birthday next month so this is going to be an early celebration. I’m so excited.” David Weeks 77, a retired railway worker said: “I’m a true royalist, I’ve travelled down from Hampshire to get here.”I came down for the Queens 90th and I think the royals are great for the country. I want the best for Eugenie and Jack and I wish them a happy marriage.” Foliage and flowering branches, sourced locally from Windsor Great Park, with roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries, were draped around the church.One of the doors was dressed in a floral arch which was embellished with what looked like the Chinese lantern plant, giving the display a Halloween vibe.A hush fell over the chapel at about 10.30am and guests took their seats against the backdrop of music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.The bride’s arrival was heralded by trumpeters lined out at the back of chapel.While Meghan walked through the nave without her father on her arm, Eugenie had the Duke of York by her side.Andrew and Eugenie smiled at guests in the front row, while those in rows nearer the back bobbed from side to side trying to get a clear view of the bride in her Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos gown. Leo Mills, 12, left, and Alexios Sheppard, 11 Credit:Steve Parsons/PA Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss on the steps as they were unveiled as husband and wife in Windsor.The sun broke through the clouds just as the bride and groom left the chapel. The Princess of York and Mr Brooksbank kissed on the West Steps of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, following their ceremony on Friday.The happy couple were surrounded by the bridal party, including Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince George, five, as they enjoyed the happy moment. As the children arrived, one of the pageboys fell on the steps. Moments later, 14-year-old Lady Louise Windsor, wearing a blue dress who was minding the children had her dress blown up by the strong wind. Terry Hutt is one of a handful of dedicated royal fans who camped out in Windsor last night for the #RoyalWedding He’s a big Fergie fan. “This is Fergie’s day as much as Princess Eugenie’s. I’ve always loved her. She breathed life into the royal family in her day.” pic.twitter.com/42qbQaetap— Eleanor Steafel (@eleanorsteafel) October 12, 2018 10:50AMCalamity on the steps Earlier this year, George and Amal Clooney almost stole the show when they graced the small town of Windsor for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with Amal’s mustard Stella McCartney dress and George’s well-groomed salt and pepper beard setting social media abuzz. There is speculation we may see the A-list couple in Windsor again this Friday; the couple are rumoured to be attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank – which will also take place in Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.Cindy Crawford, Eddie Redmayne and Robbie Williams could also be on the guest list, as well as senior members of the royal family and selected members of the public. 850 people will reportedly be in the chapel, with a further 1,200 expected in the ground; here is everything we know so far about the, from royal family members to celebrity friends. According to Buckingham Palace, the carriage will journey through the grounds of Windsor Castle, enter the town at Castle Hill and proceed along Windsor High Street, then return to the castle grounds at Cambridge Gate. Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank will also invite members of the Windsor community, representatives from their favourite charities, residents of the castle and some Royal Household staff to stand in the grounds, along with children from the local schools which Princess Eugenie attended. 8:39AMRoyalist veteran who camped out for four nights to see Charles and Diana’s wedding returns for fourth royal wedding The wedding cakeCredit:Reuters Here is all you need to know about what will happen when in Windsor today: Celebrities have kept their followers updated on the big day with posts on social media. Jack Whitehall James Blunt, who attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this year, is expected to be at Princess Eugenie’s wedding. His wife Sofia Wellesley is the daughter of Lord and Lady John Henry Wellesley and he is a regular at Royal occasions.Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe became friendly with Princess Eugenie while lived in New York, working for the fine art auction house Paddle8.Plus, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have been seen dining and on holiday with Princess Beatrice over the years; if they want to attend a royal wedding they may have asked their friend to convince her sister to send an invitation their way. He said: “It’s always a privilege to take part in this kind of event and I think it was especially nice for me in respect of tomorrow’s wedding because I’ve known Eugenie for such a long time.”The dean went on to say: “When I came she was a girl at our little prep school down the hill – so yes it seems as if our knowledge of each other goes back a long way.”Details of the service have not been released but speaking about its mood he said: “It will be a mix of traditional and modern and is obviously going to be a grand occasion, but I hope also it will have an air of intimacy about it.”You just have to remember it’s their day and really do your very best to focus on them and not on the hundreds of famous and semi-famous people who will be around.”Speaking about the couple’s input into the service, he added: “Of course the basic framework of the service is set but there are lots of variables and they have had a very significant influence over the final choice.”He said he would see Eugenie and Jack later on Thursday and that it was important for any couple to have a rehearsal so on their big day they were in “familiar territory”.But he felt the princess regarded St George’s Chapel as her “parish church” even though it was a “bit grand”. 6:00AMThe big day is upon us 9:29AMThe royal wedding in pictures Robbie Williams arrives as his mother’s hat is blown from her headCredit:AFP Jack Whitehall’s Instagram storyCredit:Jack Whitehall/Instagram Princess Eugenie has spoken of the importance of showing “people your scars” as she paid tribute to the hospital which performed surgery on her back as a child.The Queen’s granddaughter has invited representatives from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust to attend her wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday.The couple will tie the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, with members of the public and charity representatives on the guest-list for the grounds.Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 12 years old and received treatment at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, undergoing a successful operation to straighten her spine.Ahead of her big day, the royal reflected on the surgery and the importance of the charity during an interview with ITV’s This Morning. 7:59AMPrincess Eugenie hints dress will not hide signs of her scoliosis surgery, saying it’s important to ‘show people your scars’ 10:58AMThe bride, Princess Eugenie, arrives 9:10AMThe second royal wedding in numbers The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh outside Windsor CastleCredit:PA 8:58AMRoyal fans travel from Canada and the US for the big day 10:32AMPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank a ‘perfect couple’, says dean As she walked down the aisle, the newest member of the Royal family mouthed to his bride that she looked ‘perfect’.After a traditional ceremony, during which the maid of honour Princess Beatrice delivered a reading from The Great Gatsby, the couple kissed on the steps to cheers from well-wishers. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, watched on having arrived with the Queen amid speculation he might not attend. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to Windsor Castle – the venue for their royal wedding in May. Asked by Holmes to describe each other in three words, Jack said about his future wife: “She’s this bright shining light.”Eugenie was not so succinct and replied: “Jack’s the kind of guy, you know when you’re lost at a party and you can’t find anyone to talk to, and you start panicking and you need help? He’ll walk in and make everyone feel so special.”He’ll scoop you up and talk to you and make you feel a million dollars… you’re so humble and generous. So humble and generous – that’s two words…”The princess went on to say her “big sissy” Princess Beatrice was someone “I’ve looked up to her whole life” and that she’s the biggest supporter of “team Eug and Jack”.Asked about the moment she will walk down the aisle with her father the Duke of York, Eugenie replied: “It’s nerve-wracking and a bit scary and all the things that come with getting married, but at the end of the day you get to marry the person you love.”In reference to Jack, she added: “And you’re going to be at the end of the aisle, and I’m going to be running towards you!”Quizzed about whether his fiancee had become a “bridezilla”, Jack said no, adding: “Eugenie has been amazing.”She’s been incredible, she has the ability to do a million things at once in her brain, including working as well as organising everything to do with the wedding.” Order of Service (PDF)
Order of Service (Text) The couple are inviting 1,200 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle for their October wedding, following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.Announcing details of the wedding, a spokesman for Buckingham Palace said the couple would be inviting members of the public to share their day.”The couple are delighted to announce an opportunity for 1,200 people from across the United Kingdom to be invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day,” a spokesman said.”The attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the marriage service and watch as the bride and groom depart St George’s Chapel at the end of the ceremony.”Myrna Whiteson, the president of the Teenage Cancer Trust, will be among the attendees with her husband, Dr Adrian Whiteson. She told The Telegraph the Princess had become involved in the charity from an early age through her mother, the Duchess of York.”The Duchess of York officially opened our first specialist cancer unit in 1990 and has attended almost all of our 28 subsequent new unit openings across the UK, with Princess Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice accompanying her on numerous occasions.”Following the ceremony, the newlyweds will undertake a carriage procession through the town of Windsor, where members of the public will be able to get a glimpse of the couple. The scene at St George’s Chapel was set once more for a showstopping royal wedding but replacing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the altar were Princess Eugenie and her groom.It was the turn of the Queen’s granddaughter and drinks executive Jack Brooksbank to take centre stage at Windsor Castle, 146 days after the blockbuster nuptials of Harry and Meghan on a scorching hot May day.Apart from the cooler weather, October 12 looked like a re-enactment of May 19, with perhaps a few more jackets, as guests milled around the Gothic chapel and greeted one another with kisses on both cheeks as they arrived.Women dressed to the nines and men in morning suits wandered the aisle and a din of chatter filled the chapel, making it feel more like a society soiree or VIP enclosure at a race meeting than a wedding service in a house of God.With a star-studded guest list of 800 in the congregation, around 200 more than the number at Harry and Meghan’s wedding, the seating was laid out differently, perhaps to accommodate the bigger crowd.Chairs were lined out facing into the aisle, with Kate Moss taking her seat on the front row, a familiar place for Moss who is in demand on “frows” at fashion week every season. 4:14PMRoyal couple leave afternoon reception in Bond car Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss Hack (right) Credit:Getty Princess Eugenie’s wedding day is here, with the Queen’s granddaughter preparing to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in Windsor.In a television interview ahead of the wedding, Jack Brooksbank, a tequila brand ambassador, paid tribute to his future wife, calling her a “bright shining light”.Eugenie told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning show, which will be screening the ceremony live, that her “humble and generous” husband-to-be had the ability to “make everyone feel so special”.Last night, the Princess said the nerves were “definitely creeping up on us” , calling their romance “love at first sight”.Asked of her first impressions, in a bar in Switzerland, she said: “I thought, ‘what a silly hat!’ and I thought, ‘who’s that?’ and then you [Jack] came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.”Read the full story here.
The wreckage of a helicopter in Norfolk where four people were killed including, Dr Edward Haughey. (PA Image)WORLD#NEW YORK: An eighth body was recovered from the Manhattan apartment buildings destroyed in a gas explosion.#MALAYSIAN AIRLINES: The US Navy sent in another ship to search for the missing liner.#CRIMEA: Last-ditch talks between US and Russia on Crimea ended in failure.INNOVATIONFor the first time ever galaxy watchers may have a front-row look at a massive black hole consuming a gas cloud. [Wired.com]The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has unveiled a robot fish that it claims can change direction almost as fast as the real thing. [MIT]PARTING SHOTHere’s what Glenn Ford did after he was released from prison this week after serving 26 years for a murder he did not commit. [The Atlantic]Originally published 9pmHere’s What Happened Yesterday> Updated 23.12pmNEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…Aer Lingus plane takes off at Dublin Airport. (PA Image)IRELANDTributes have been paid to Northern Ireland’s richest man who died in a helicopter crash.Aer Lingus is suing SIPTU over the union’s threatened strike.More creches are under investigation by the HSE.Staff at a Cork hospital say they’re concerned about a woman who left without being formally discharged.The family of Mark Casey who went missing a week ago have appealed for any information which might reveal what happened to him.Enda Kenny gave his annual St. Patrick’s Day message.It could be the end of one and two cent coins following a trial scheme in Wexford.The CEO of the Quinn packaging plant that was set on fire last night said employees were in building at the time.Nearly 4,000 Canadian visas were snapped up by Irish people in ten minutes.Dublin off licences have been urged not to sell booze before 4pm on Paddy’s Day.
PayPal arrive sur Facebook et ouvre la voie au micro-paiementEtats-Unis – Le service de paiement en ligne PayPal veut prendre ses quartiers dans les réseaux sociaux. L’entreprise américaine vient de signer un partenariat avec le plus important d’entre eux, Facebook.Un nouveau marché est en train de connaître son essor sur le web : celui des biens virtuels. Ainsi, PayPal a saisi l’opportunité de se positionner dans ce domaine en réalisant un partenariat avec Facebook. Le nouveau service, “PayPal for Digital Goods”, va permettre aux utilisateurs du réseau social d’acheter rapidement des biens virtuels (jeux, musique, vidéos) sans avoir à quitter leur page Facebook. À lire aussiAvant les drones, il y avait les pigeonsLe service de paiement en ligne va également servir au réseau social à payer ses partenaires. Au lieu de leur faire des chèques tous les mois, les règlements sont simplifiés. “Je suis convaincu que le web du futur sera de plus en plus social et notre annonce cette semaine de partenariat avec Facebook place notre plateforme de paiement électronique au coeur du plus grand réseau social au monde”, indique Scott Thompson, le président de PayPal. Le système est rentable pour ce service de paiement en ligne, qui appartient à eBay, puisqu’il prélèvera 5% de la transaction effectuée. PayPal vise aussi l’installation d’une application sur l’App Store. Histoire d’être sur tous les fronts.Le 28 octobre 2010 à 14:29 • Emmanuel Perrin
TCI Governor issues Salt Cay evacuation order Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Aug 2015 – By weekend, Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to be a category one hurricane and on its current trajectory the TCI is in her cross hairs. Red Cross has already began distributing sand bags and with the help of DEMA, you can fill those bags with sand. Remember to bring along a shovel. The weather is also becoming more windy, and that is likely the remnants of Danny impacting Providenciales; North Caicos told Magnetic Media there was rain off and on yesterday. Disaster Management and Emergencies confirmed late today that hurricane shelters are ready. The Bahamas Department of Meteorology issuing updates including a current severe weather alert for the Northern and Central Bahamas. Again, the remnants of Danny have brought heavy showers to this area of The Bahamas but also in the forecast are waterspouts and severe thunderstorm activity. Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos are warned now to prepare, as a Tropical Storm warning could be issued as early as tomorrow for Erika, whose winds extend 80 miles from the center and which is with wind speeds at 45mph right now. TCI participates in CDB sponsored disaster strategy workshop Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:erika, hurricane, weekends Recommended for you TCI Disaster Office launches Hurricane Prep Month
To the ladybug picnic obvs https://t.co/WmWJpeTNPr— A Bit Snitty (@goddamnedfrank) June 5, 2019 You sure it’s not bees on a revenge mission? Sleep tight everyone.😉 pic.twitter.com/cRup5aiXj9— StoopCrone (@SD_stoopcrone) June 5, 2019 The large echo showing up on SoCal radar this evening is not precipitation, but actually a cloud of lady bugs termed a “bloom” #CAwx pic.twitter.com/1C0rt0in6z— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) June 5, 2019 Sci-Tech Some complained that the bugs bite, but most took a practical view. “Well, better than locusts,” wrote one Twitter user. Share your voice Tonight we fly. Pass it on. pic.twitter.com/jX4SdCcYUq— JeffreyHare (@JeffreyHare) June 5, 2019 Well, better than locusts.— Jill-Marie Jones (@JillMarieJones) June 5, 2019 Tags Can you give ladybug updates? Like, where are they going?— Brian (@brianrtw) June 5, 2019 What do you call a cloud of ladybugs? Getty Aw, ladybugs (“ladybirds” to Brits). Sweet little red beetles with black dots that are sometimes a nuisance and mostly just ignored. Until now.There’s a massive group of ladybugs — called a “bloom” — that’s so huge it’s actually showing up on radar in southern California.On Tuesday night, the San Diego office of the National Weather Service tweeted out a video of radar in San Diego. But what appeared to be rain clouds turned out to be something else entirely. Let’s just say things got dotty.”The large echo showing up on SoCal radar this evening is not precipitation, but actually a cloud of ladybugs termed a ‘bloom,'” the tweet reported. Post a comment 0 According to CBS Los Angeles, the blob of bugs is 80 miles long and 80 miles wide, and is flying between 5,000 and 9,000 feet high. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET’s parent site.)Twitter users had a few things to say about how the rare occurrence uh, bugged them. “You sure it’s not bees on a revenge mission?” joked one.
Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Rishi KapoorVarinder ChawlaThough they have immense love and respect for each other, Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor are not your everyday father-son pair. While Ranbir maintains his distance from his dad, Rishi Kapoor to doesn’t get involved in Ranbir’s private affairs. It’s Ranbir’s mother, Neetu Kapoor, who always acts as a bridge of communication between the two.The fact that Risi and Ranbir don’t always share an amicable relationship has time and again been confessed by the two. Rishi Kapoor’s strict behaviour during Ranbir’s childhood days and his constant fights with Neetu Kapoor have been the two prime reasons behind such a distant relationship between the two.In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Rishi Kapoor had expressed his sadness when Ranbir Kapoor had decided to move out their home and live with Katrina Kaif in a plush pad the duo bought together. “My father gave me space when I moved out after marriage and I give Ranbir his space too when he decided to move out and share a home with his girlfriend. In this house, he had one room: how could that be enough for a 33-year-old boy? He’s a great son, he listens to me but I don’t interfere in his career because my career is mine and he is his. I know I’ve screwed up my relationship with Ranbir even though my wife kept telling me about what I was doing. It’s now too late to change it; both of us will not be able to adjust to the change,” Rishi had said in an interview with Mumbai Mirror.Further talking about his equation with Ranbir, Rishi had said, “I never made friends with Ranbir and though I regret it, I am also not one of those guys who would want to be on back-slapping terms with my son.”
President hosts doa mahfil on Eid-e-Miladunnabi. Photo: PIDPresident M Abdul Hamid on Saturday hosted a Milad mahfil at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban after Zuhr prayers on the occasion of Holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the anniversary of the birth of prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SWM).Acting chief justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda, diplomats of different Muslim countries, MPs, political leaders and high civil and military officials also attended the programme.Pesh Imam of Bangabhaban Jame Mosque Maulana Saiful Kabir conducted munajat after the milad mahfil.Special munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for peace and prosperity of the country, welfare of the people and greater unity of the Muslim Ummah across the world.
We can’t tell you who we are. Or where we live. It’s too risky, and we’ve got to be careful. Really careful. So we don’t trust anyone. Because if they find us… well, we just won’t let them find us. The thing you’ve got to know is that everyone is in really big trouble. Yeah. Even you.War destroys innocence, forcing children to mature far too soon to take up arms against an opposing force they’re almost certainly far too young to fully comprehend. Imperialism will kill us all. And war? It never ends. There are only slight reprieves during which each side reassesses their needs and determines aims they’ll attempt to accomplish when the war returns. Old men start wars but it’s children who fight them, who die for them.These are just a handful of the lessons I learned the first time I read K.A Applegate’s young adult series Animorphs.Books 1 and 2 in the ‘Animorphs’ series (Photo Credit: Scholastic)There’s no way to talk about Animorphs as a whole without talking about how it ends, so if you somehow just now realized there’s an absolutely insane series of young adult novels about kids who fight aliens by transforming into animals, maybe come back after you’ve blown through all 60+ of those. If you’re okay with the spoilers, proceed.If you read the first book in the series as a kid there’s a good chance you have no idea how this story ends. Looking at it as an adult though, it’s clear that Jake, Cassie, Tobias, Rachel, Marco, and Ax are doomed from page one. Applegate’s writing lacks the sentimentality of young adult standbys like Harry Potter or A Wrinkle in Time. The books feel dangerous, with Applegate’s prose never more in its element than when describing the kids’ grotesque transformations into animals, body horror sequences that would make David Cronenberg gag. It’s only fitting. War destroys the body inside and out. Why pull punches when describing child soldiers preparing for battle?It’s also impossible to not notice the obvious as an adult: the Animorphs are young. Like, incredibly young. 13 years old at the start of the book, too young to do so much as hold a summer job at a pool’s snack bar or see movies that depict violence that pales in comparison to what they experience every day. When you read them as a kid this feels natural, appropriate, even. These kids are you. They’re your age. They have the same problems- you know, outside of the whole “fighting an alien invasion” part. They use the same slang. It’s only in adulthood that you realize that half the effectiveness (and half the intended horror) of the books is how painfully young these warriors still are.Books 3 and 4 in the ‘Animorphs’ series (Photo Credit: Scholastic)All of this is to say that when you’re a kid, it reads as utterly shocking that the series ends with the apparent death of almost the entirety of the team (shoutout to Cassie for making it out of the Yeerk Wars alive). In retrospect though, the Animorphs are doomed from the start. The final book in the series, The Beginning, opens with Rachel’s death and closes with the boldest final line in a young adult novel: “Full emergency power. Ram the Blade Ship.”With that line, an entire generation of young sci-fi readers were introduced to the concept of nihilism. It read as cheap, shocking, and terrifying to readers as kids but rereading that moment as an adult, it’s tough to not be impressed by how brazen, bold, and unapologetic K.A Applegate is in that moment. She wrote the series with a very specific set of themes and ideas in mind and never once compromises them for the sake of comforting her readers. This is crucial to the series’ appeal and longevity. Applegate does not pander. She trusts that her audience is mature enough to handle a story like this — even if said audience doesn’t realize it yet.It’s also impossible to talk about Animorphs today without talking about when it came out versus where we are today. The final book was released over the summer of 2001, mere months before America was forever changed and plunged into a decade-long combat that still seems endless to this day. Applegate’s story can’t help but feel all the more relevant more than a decade later. The war rages on with the generation that grew up on Animorphs forced to handle the fallout of a conflict they never asked for. It’s now entirely commonplace for high school students to spend their Saturdays organizing protests and writing to their congressmen rather than, you know, being high school students. The burden of responsibility has been thrust onto them and they handle it as best they can. What’s more, many of those high school students as of this year weren’t alive when some of the incidents that have led to the state of the nation occurred. They have, quite literally, inherited a war older than they are. It isn’t right. But it’s where we are now.Books 5 and 6 in the ‘Animorphs’ series (Photo Credit: Scholastic)And again, this is exactly what Applegate meant to communicate through the series. In a letter to fans who felt cheated by the ending, she wrote: “And to tell you the truth I’m a little shocked that so many readers seemed to believe I’d wrap it all up with a lot of high-fiving and backslapping. Wars very often end, sad to say, just as ours did: with a nearly seamless transition to another war.”In this respect, Applegate feels less an author and more a prophet. She knew what was coming — or at least understood that history repeats itself, that the cycle will remain unbroken despite our best efforts. In Animorphs she seeks to entertain, yes, but also to warn, to inform. Applegate disguised a powerful, relevant anti-war parable as an explosive sci-fi epic and got away with it. Most young adult series from the ‘90s invoke pleasant nostalgia when reevaluated today. Applegate’s only speaks more to the moment than it did 10 years ago.More on Geek.com:How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love ‘Harry Potter’ Again8 Sci-Fi Books That Highlight Climate Change11 Scandinavian Novels That Would Make Kick-Ass Movies How ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Traumatized a Genera…Interviews With Late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Are Becoming a Book Stay on target
‘Storm Loch Ness’ Joke Facebook Event Aims to Spot Folklore ‘Monster’Nearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook Event Facebook and Instagram are taking a stand against white nationalism and white separatism.Starting next week, the social networks will ban praise, support, and representation of such bigoted content.“It’s clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place in our services,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.AdChoices广告Long-standing policies that prohibit hateful treatment of people based on race, ethnicity, and religion have “always included” white supremacy.But the firm had not extended the same rationale to white nationalism and white separatism—the beliefs that Caucasian people are the preeminent race, and should exist separately from other ethnicities.In fact, Facebook’s content moderators were explicitly directed to allow such subject matter, according to a leaked document published last year by Motherboard.Add to that a bit of civil rights backlash, and Facebook appears to have been scared straight.“Going forward, while people will still be able to demonstrate pride in their ethnic heritage, we will not tolerate praise or support for white nationalism and white separatism,” the blog said.Searches for terms associated with white supremacy will surface a link to Life After Hate’s Page (via Facebook)Phrases like “I am a proud white nationalist” or “Immigration is tearing this country apart; white separatism is the only answer” are now prohibited, Mashable reported, citing two members of Facebook’s content policy team.Implicit and coded messages, meanwhile, may take longer for the social network’s algorithms to suss out.Continuing its effort to make the world better, one like at a time, Facebook will connect people searching for white supremacy-related terms with resources focused on crisis intervention, education, support, and outreach.“People exiting far-right extremist groups need ample support to reintegrate into a society that they once attacked,” according to Life After Hate, an organization working with Facebook to help people quit hate groups.There will always be someone who tries to game the system and carry on propagating prejudice.“Our challenge,” Facebook said, “is to stay ahead by continuing to improve our technologies, evolve our policies, and work with experts who can bolster our own efforts.”More on Geek.com:Facebook AI Proactively Removes ‘Bad Content’AI Identifies Coded Hate Speech on Social MediaTwitter Hopes New Rules Can Reduce Hateful, Abusive Behavior Stay on target