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Who Pays For Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Wedding
Featured, United Kingdom

Who Pays For Meghan Markle And Prince Harry’s Wedding

    Who pays for what when it comes to the royal wedding? Here's a breakdown of all the expenses and just who covers what. Queen Elizabeth And The Royal Family Are Footing The Bulk of The Bill Prince Harry and Meghan Markle A bride's family traditionally foots the bill of her wedding, but in this case, royal tradition and protocol actually dictates that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles are going to actually cover a large portion of the funds. Shortly after announcing the pair's engagement in November, Kensington Palace confirmed that, similarly to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding in 2011, the royal family was going to cover the core royal wedding expenses, including the service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, the music, flowers, decorations and ...
Trump’s affair silenced Melania
America, Featured

Trump’s affair silenced Melania

    Over the past week, Melania Trump, a notoriously private first lady, made three very public decisions: She canceled a trip abroad with the president, made an impromptu visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum and flew to Mar-a-Lago, where she spent part of her short trip relaxing at the spa. As usual, Mrs. Trump’s movements turned into something of a political Rorschach test. Did her movements symbolize a simple need to unwind, a deep displeasure with her role or both? Aides to Mrs. Trump say that she is focusing on her role and her family. But her relative silence and independent travel in recent weeks is set against a salacious backdrop: A Wall Street Journal report that the porn star Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 just before the 2016 election to keep quiet abou...
Featured, United Kingdom

Secret Brexit report piles pressure on the PM

    Theresa May is facing fresh turmoil among her own MPs and Cabinet ministers as divisions deepen in the Government over Brexit. She faces the embarrassment of a secret study on the impact of Britain leaving the European Union meant only for ministers being leaked. It finds that the country will be worse off under every scenario modelled, with the much-hailed benefits of new trade deals predicted to add just 0.3% to GDP in the long-term. And The Times is reporting that some senior Tory party donors want her to quit. While Liam Fox has told hardline Tory Leavers they will have to live with disappointment and accept a softer Brexit. The International Trade Secretary hit out at those badmouthing the Prime Minister, saying they would have to live with disappointment of...
Trump reacts to Meghan’s claims
America, Featured

Trump reacts to Meghan’s claims

    Meghan Markle famously branded then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump "divisive" and a "misogynist". Now President of the United States, Trump has finally had his say on the former Suits actress's scathing attack on his character. In an interview with Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, Trump revealed he has not been invited to the Royal Wedding in May. But he dodged questions on whether he was bothered about being snubbed by Meghan and fiance Prince Harry. Trump replied "not that I know of" when asked if he has been given an invite to Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel. Harry's nuptials with the American actress have captured the imagination of her compatriots and will be seen to strengthen the bond between the UK and the US. But Markle has been a vocal ...
Cape Town water crisis deepens
Africa world, Featured

Cape Town water crisis deepens

    Cape Town is on track to turn off the faucets earlier than anyone predicted. The coastal city, one of Africa's most popular tourist destinations, is grappling with the worst drought conditions it has faced in over a century. City dams are now 27.2% full. When they reach 13.5% capacity, the city says it will be forced to move to a bucket-brigade-style system of water distribution. Credit raters, politicians, and scientists are all voicing concern about what will happen if the city becomes the first global hub forced to shut off its taps. On Monday, Moody's Investors Service issued a report predicting that the impending move to ration water would deal a major blow to Cape Town's economy. Two of Cape Town’s main industries, tourism and agriculture, are likely to decli...