Royal wedding front pages from around the world: 'Two people fell in love and we all showed up' 

Royal wedding front pages from around the world: 'Two people fell in love and we all showed up' Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in a ceremony that proved a fitting mix of the traditional and the unconventional, merging British tradition with American music and accents. The Prince and his beaming bride exchanged vows in front of 600 guests in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. But the BBC estimated the global audience would reach as many as 1.9 billion people.   This is how the world’s media reacted to the royal wedding. The Sunday Telegraph The Sunday Telegraph The Observer ‘Two people fell in love and we all showed up’ The Observer The Mail on Sunday Harry ever after! The Mail on Sunday The Sunday Times ‘Two people fell in love and we all showed up’ The Sunday Times The Sunday People The Perfect Kiss Sunday People The Sun on Sunday Kisstory – Harry and Meg’s historic change for monarchy The Sun on Sunday The Sunday Mirror Harry and glorious Sunday Mirror The Sunday Express So in love Sunday Express The Daily Star Sunday Harry and Meghan make kisstory Daily Star Sunday The i The happy couple The i weekend The Independent Special relationship: An American feminist actor joins the Windsors The Independent The Sunday Mail Harry beams and Meghan sparkles Sunday Mail The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) True love’s kiss The Sunday Telegraph Credit: Getty Images The Sun-Herald (Sydney) Power of love The Sun-Herald Credit: Getty Images The Sunday Mail (Queensland) Modern love Sunday Mail The New York Daily News They do royal weddings. We do schoolkids’ funerals  New York Daily News New York Post Palace coo – American beauty storms UK, captures hearts New York Post Le Dauphiné libéré  (Grenoble) Un “oui” princier – A princely yes Le Dauphiné libéré Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin) The power of love Der Tagesspiegel La Vanguardia (Barcelona) A real wedding to break moulds La Vanguardia The Herald on Sunday (Auckland) Jewel in the crown The Herald on Sunday Khaleej Times (Dubai) Dubai lives the royal wedding Khaleej Times How America watched the wedding Martin Luther King’s daughter expressed her delight at the use of the civil rights activist’s words in the royal wedding ceremony on Saturday.  Bernice King tweeted: “Your life, teachings and words still matter so much, Daddy. Congrats, Harry and Meghan”. Elsewhere across the US, royal fans gathered in the early hours to celebrate the historic occasion.  More than 100 pupils turned out at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, Meghan Markle’s former school, to watch her marriage to Prince Harry.  There was a collective gasp in the auditorium at 4am local time, as they got their first glimpse of the bride. People in Los Angeles, Ms Markle’s home town, cheer during a watching party at the Cat & Fiddle pub in Hollywood Credit: Reuters Many of the girls attended the watch party with their parents. Annemarie Sauer Hale, whose daughter Michaela attends the school, was a little surprised by the dress.  “It was a little more conservative than I expected but she looked radiant,” she said. “And then the tiara that the queen let her borrow and the veil that went on for days. It was lovely, it was beautiful.” Our picture editors’ 20 favourite images of the Royal wedding Mother Carol Dance said  the school fosters a strong sense of sisterhood and independence. “They make empowered women here, it’s really nice to see a woman of strength being able to use her position to further her own causes. And it’s obvious that her husband is really charmed by that power too,” she said. My very best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. To all of those joining the national celebration with street parties and other events, have a wonderful day. #RoyalWedding— Theresa May (@theresa_may) May 19, 2018 “I think it’s a good step forward and globalisation of the world and this kind of ‘one love’ feeling which they talked about in the sermon,” Mother Stacey Johnson said. The young girls are excited to watch Meghan, as she takes on her new role in Kensington Palace. “She’s the only person of colour that’s in the entire royal family,” said Marigrace Carrasco, a 15-year-old student. “It’s crazy to think that you don’t have to fit in a certain box to make change in the world. She has all this global influence. I believe her a lot, I put my trust in her.” Guests toast at a Viewing Party at New York’s Plaza Hotel  Credit: Getty Scores of well-wishers descended on the British-themed The Cat And Fiddle pub in Hollywood, celebrating Ms Markle’s local connection. Immaculate Heart students praise non-traditional royal wedding of alum Meghan Markle https://t.co/MMJlyVV49Wpic.twitter.com/AhZyuBi00P— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) May 19, 2018 The Chicago Tribune also found a local angle to the nuptials. It headlined its coverage: “Northwestern grad Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry in historic, star-studded ceremony at Windsor Castle.” Royalists watch on at Kanata Sports Club in Ottawa, Canada Credit: Bloomberg Harvey Young, Ms Markle’s Drama professor at Chicago’s Northwestern University, praised her choice of service. “Meghan has written about her mother being misrepresented as a nanny. When Meghan talks about celebrating who she is as a woman it’s to celebrate her blackness as well as her whiteness,” he said And speaking of diplomacy,Harry’s amazing bride Megan did an internship at @USEmbArgentina.You can apply for a @StateDept internship at https://t.co/15LFveTgcJ – sorry, internship doesn’t come with a #RoyalWedding! 2/2— Laura Kennedy (@AmbKennedy_ret) May 19, 2018 “That service is one that brings together everyone. I think you saw Black virtuosity on display, it’s wonderful, extraordinary. Meghan should be proud of the ceremony.” Deborah Cohen, a  history professor, added somewhat caustically: “It’s the longest-running reality show with an endless replenishing set of characters. Meghan represents another stage of it.”  Bill de Blasio, the New York Mayor tweeted his support for the young couple, alongside his wife: Congrats, Meghan and Harry! Keep doing things your way. Britain will never be the same – and that’s a good thing. https://t.co/4UYiOCaarN— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) May 19, 2018 The Los Angeles Times was taken with the “pomp and pageantry” of the occasion and the personal aside from Prince Harry when he told his bride. “You look amazing.” It was, the paper continued: “a tradition imbued ceremony” seen by millions worldwide. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their wedding at St George’s Chapel Credit:  Dominic Lipinski/PA “In an eclectic and evocative wedding service that blended the stylings of a gospel choir with a soprano’s classical rendition of Handel, the two — gazing into one another’s eyes and smiling — were pronounced man and wife in the gothic St. George’s Chapel within the walls of Windsor Castle, a millennium-old seat of British royalty.” The New York Post, one of the city’s tabloids, joyfully announced “Meghan Markle is now a royal”. It continued: “The American ‘Suits’ actress, 36, tied the knot with Prince Harry in a wedding ceremony at London’s St. George’s chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday attended by the royal family as well as celebrity pals including Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, James Corden and Priyanka Chopra.” The New York Times said that Meghan Markle was in the span of an hour “transformed from a Ms. to Duchess.” For the New York Daily News, the ceremony was “emotional.” It added : “Prince Harry has officially settled down with American actress Meghan Markle after a touching ceremony held at St. George’s Chapel on the Windsor Castle grounds. Canada Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, where Ms Markle lived for the past seven years while filming for the legal drama Suits, sent his congratulations to the royals. He announced that the country would donate $50,000 to a children’s charity to mark the occasion.  “To celebrate their union, Canada will donate 50,000 dollars to Jumpstart, a Canadian charity dedicated to making play and sports more accessible to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Since 2005, Jumpstart has helped more than 1.6 million children of all abilities get out on the field and be part of a team. “Sophie and I congratulate the newlyweds on behalf of the Government of Canada. We wish Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a lifetime of happiness, and all the best as they start this new chapter together. We look forward to welcoming them on a future visit to Canada,” he said. Britain’s Prince Harryspeaks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a reception in April 2018 Credit: Matt Dunham/AP South Africa Nearly 5,600 miles away from Windsor, in South Africa, organisers of a party for up to 5,000 people arranged champagne, Union flag cupcakes and even bagpipe players. Lize Millward, manager at 1Fox in Johannesburg, said: “People seem to like them because Harry is a really down-to-earth person, no chip on his shoulder, and Meghan, being an actress, people have seen her on TV and are interested in her.” A couple dressed as Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss during a group photograph at a party in Durban, South Africa Credit:  ROGAN WARD/Reuters Russia In the Russian capital there was applause at St Andrew’s Anglican Church as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were declared husband and wife by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Rev Canon Malcolm Rogers, St Andrew’s Chaplain, said around 200 people of different nationalities, roughly two thirds of them Russian, were at the church less than a mile from the Kremlin. “The talk (by Rev Michael Curry) received applause – and people were a bit amused by how the congregation looked during the address,” he said. “In the current tensions, especially here in Moscow, it is a great thing to bring us together – perhaps an example of the power of love spoken about by the preacher.” Royal wedding | Read more  


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People evacuated by helicopter from neighborhood isolated by fast-moving lava

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Royal wedding facts and figures: From how many people are invited, to the cost of Windsor parking

Royal wedding facts and figures: From how many people are invited, to the cost of Windsor parkingA huge amount of time, money and people go into hosting a royal wedding. Here we break down the mind-boggling figures.  The guestlist 600 Invitations have been made by Barnard & Westwood. The service is at St George’s Chapel, followed by a reception at St George’s Hall, which is being hosted by the Queen. You can find out who’s made the cut in our breakdown piece here. 200 Guests are invited to the private reception at Frogmore House in Windsor Home Park. 2,640 Members of the public have been invited to the Windsor Castle grounds. Made up of 1,200 nominated by nine regional Lord Lieutenent officers; 200 people from charities and organisations; 100 pupils from local schools the Royal School and St George’s School; 610 Windsor Castle’s community members; 530 members of the Royal Households and Crown Estate.  Royal fans bedecked with Union flags and crowns pose for a photograph on the Long Walk in Windsor  Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP A huge logistical operation 140 Royal Borough Ambassadors have volunteered to steward the event and assist visitors during the day. £30 The price of a parking space at the Review Ground. There are 6,000 pre-booked spots on the green space, just off the Long Walk south of Windsor Castle. Royal wedding | Read more Four The number of Windsor Grey Horses that will be pulling the Ascot Landau that Harry and Meghan will ride in around Windsor after the wedding. Horses Plymouth and Londonderry will also act as two outriders, with Milford Haven, Sir Basil, Tyrone and Storm will be the four pulling the carriage. In the event of rain the couple will ride in a  Scottish State Coach with a glass ceiling. 160 The number of royal ‘stalkers’ identified by a special Met Police unit. 100,000 The number of spectators the Thames Valley Police will be preparing for. Royal fans awake at first light having spent the night outside of Windsor Castle Credit: Paul Grover 27km The amount of cable that will be laid out by Sky so they can broadcast coverage of the wedding in UHD, making them the first broadcaster to televise it in 4k, which for those who have 4k telly will offer four times the pixels than a Full HD display. Two The couple will be drive for two miles along Castle Hill, the High Street and into Windsor town centre before returning along the Long Walk for their reception. The entertainment  23 Number boy choristers from St George’s School 19 The age of the cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason who has been invited to play during the ceremony.  ‘I was bowled over when Ms. Markle called me to ask if I would play,’ he said. ‘Of course I immediately said yes! What a privilege to be able to play the cello at such a wonderful event.’ The bride to be ⅓ Bookmakers suspended betting on the designer Meghan’s wedding dress in March after Ralph & Russo pulled ahead to become 1/3 favourites. 26 The number of royal engagements Meghan participated in on the lead up to the wedding. Determined to show off the U.K. to his American bride, Harry took Meghan to various cities including Nottingham for World AIDS Day, Birmingham for International Women’s Day,  Northern Ireland and Stephen Lawrence’s memorial service at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: The story of their relationship, in pictures


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More than 100 people killed as passenger plane crashes in Cuba

More than 100 people killed as passenger plane crashes in CubaAn ageing airliner carrying 110 people crashed shortly after take off from Havana airport in Cuba on Friday, leaving just three survivors in the country’s worst aviation disaster in three decades. The 39-year-old Boeing 737 had taken off on an internal flight when it went down into a cassava field not far from the end of the runway just after midday,  bursting into flames and leaving huge plumes of black smoke. A local resident told Granma, the Cuban state newspaper, that the plane crashed after it attempted to return to the airport – making a turn and clipping electricity cables, then plummeting to the ground. Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Cuban president, visited the scene immediately and said: “There is a high number of people who appear to have died. “Things have been organised, the fire has been put out, and the remains are being identified.” Granma reported there was a baby aged under two on board, plus four children. The Cubana Airlines Boeing 737 had just left the Jose Marti airport when the accident happened Credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/ AFP The paper also said that the crew was “foreign” and that there were foreigners on board, but did not give details. The three survivors were taken to the Calixto Garcia hospital, in the Vedado district of Havana. Families of those on board were asked to bring photos of their loved ones to the scene, to assist with identification. The Boeing 737 had just left the Jose Marti airport en route to the town of Holguin – a flight of around an hour and a half. The plane crashed near a school and lay in a farm field, heavily damaged and burnt, with firefighters spraying water on its smouldering remains. Miguel Diaz-Canel, visiting the crash site Credit: AFP What appeared to be one of the wings of the plane was wedged among scorched tree trunks, but the main fuselage appeared to have been entirely destroyed. Firefighters and rescue workers combed through the wreckage, but there seemed little chance of finding survivors. The plane was believed to be a Cubana airlines flight. Mercedes Vazquez, director of air traffic, told Prensa Latina that the plane was owned by Damojh – a Mexican company which operates under the name Global. At a glance | Cuba  A Global employee told AP that the plane was theirs. Cuban state television had earlier claimed that the plane was owned by Blue Panorama, an Italian firm, but they denied involvement. The Cuban state carrier had suspended its own domestic flights in March owing to a shortage of aircraft, according to security site Garda World. Cubana has also taken many of its aging planes out of service in recent months due to mechanical problems. The airline is notorious among Cubans for its frequent delays and cancellations, which Cubana blames on a lack of parts and airplanes due to the US trade embargo on the island. Friday’s crash was Cuba’s third major fatal accident since 2010. A survivor is loaded into an ambulance Credit: AFP Last year, a Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board. In November 2010, an AeroCaribbean flight from Santiago to Havana went down in bad weather as it flew over central Cuba, killing all 68 people, including 28 foreigners, in what was Cuba’s worst air disaster in more than two decades. The last Cubana accident appears to have been on Sept. 4, 1989, when a chartered Cubana plane flying from Havana to Milan, Italy, went down shortly after takeoff, killing all 126 people on board, as well as at least two dozen on the ground. Cubana’s director general, Capt. Hermes Hernandez Dumas, told state media last month that Cubana’s domestic flights had carried 11,700 more passengers than planned between January and April 2018. It said that 64 per cent of flights had taken off on time, up from 59 per cent the previous year. “Among the difficulties created by the US trade embargo is our inability to acquire latest-generation aircraft with technology capable of guaranteeing the stability of aerial operations,” he said. “Another factor is obtaining part for Cubana’s aircraft.”


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Google Assistant will alert people that Duplex calls are being recorded

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