Vivek Ramaswamy’s Axovant Fails Key Alzheimer’s Drug Trial

first_imgThe failure of the much-hyped Alzheimer’s drug being developed by the as-hyped Axovant Sciences, the biotech firm founded by 32-year-old Vivek Ramaswamy, in a final-stage trial has set analysts talking about the haste with which investors supported the venture. The company said on Sept. 26 that the drug, intepirdine, did not help patients and that it would stop testing it after it failed to meet the main goals marked out.“While we are deeply disappointed by these trial results, we also are saddened for the millions of patients and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease,” CEO David Hung said. “However, we believe that the fight against Alzheimer’s and other important areas of unmet need in neurology is too important to be derailed by this setback.” The statement sent Axovant shares plummeting by 70 per cent in the day’s trading to a record low of $6.13 in the morning. The firm was worth over $2.6 billion when the news of intepirdine’s failure came.Ramaswamy, who was hailed as a wonder boy in the field of biotechnology, expressed his disappointment at the development. “This is the single greatest failure of my career,” he told Forbes. “I feel much more accountable and it hurts me to have disappointed others who took a bet on something I believed in,” he added. “It’s a humbling day.”Axovant purchased intepirdine three years ago from GlaxoSmithKline for $5 million, milestone payments, and a 12.5 per cent royalty. The drug was deemed a failure by GlaxoSmithKline after four failed clinical trials. In the most recent trials involving patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s who were receiving background therapy, intepirdine failed to demonstrate statistically significant improvement in cognitive ability and showed no difference in daily living activities, as compared to a placebo.The company will now focus on other trials, Daily Mail reported. It will see the effect of intepirdine in people with Lewy Body Dementia, a neurodegenerative disease with symptoms that resemble those of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. The results are expected to come by the end of the year. Three other drugs are in earlier stages of development by Axovant.Ramaswamy had made news as a 29-year-old hedge fund investor three years ago when he founded Roivant Sciences, and chalked out plans to build an empire of pharmaceutical companies. The Manhattan-based entrepreneur bagged $1.1 billion from Softbank and other existing investors last month for the company, which is based in Basel, Switzerland. Roivant has five subsidiaries, including Axovant, which works on cure for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, and women’s health company Myovant Sciences..The Harvard and Yale alumnus addressed his employees at Roivant about the intepirdine failure, and expressed disappointment on behalf of Alzheimer’s patients and their families. “Some bets are worth taking and I hope others take bets on Alzheimer’s disease because if they don’t there is a looming public health catastrophe,” Ramaswamy said, Forbes reported. “We wanted to take our shot. We did. It failed.” Related ItemsAlzheimer’s researchAxovant Alzheimer’s drugAxovant trial failureIndian origin pharma entrepreneurIntepirdine failureRoivant Alzheimer’sVivek RamaswamyVIVEK RAMASWAMY ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCHVivek Ramaswamy Roivantlast_img read more

Not ruling out opening the innings for Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma

first_imgMumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma today hinted that he might open the innings at some stage in the ongoing IPL but that will totally depend on the need of the team.Rohit regularly opens for India in ODIs but has batted at no. 4 position in this IPL season. (Also read: IPL 2017: Rohit, Pollard power Mumbai to six-wicket win over Gujarat)”I would love to open, but you have to see certain things from the team’s perspective, find the right balance. (I) batting at 4 or 3 gives the team right balance,” said Rohit, who cracked an unbeaten 29-ball 40 as MI defeated Gujarat Lions’ six wickets with three balls to spare. (HIGHLIGHTS)”Last year we felt we wanted someone to bat till the end which was not happening and we were not able to finish the games. I am open to anything whatever the team requires. I will go and open also and I am not closing my options right now,” he added.  (Also read: Gujarat Lions batsman Aaron Finch loses kit bag, misses match vs Mumbai Indians)Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler have been opening the innings for MI with Nitish Rana showing plenty of promise at the number three spot.Rana scored 53 in 36 balls early in the successful run- chase to become the tournament’s leading run-getter.”I am not going to change (the order) as there’s a brilliant batsman (Rana) at no. 3 right now. He has got the Orange cap. He’s a fearless batsman and takes on the bowlers.It’s his ideal spot,” said Rohit.advertisementAsked about his return to form in the tournament, he said, “I thought you will ask me about the win. I have been a bit let down at the start, it’s not the standard I set for myself, but what is gone is gone and I am not thinking about it.”It’s good to get some runs and I am very happy with the win.”Rohit said he consciously decided not to play against the spin today.”These guys were bowling googlies and I was playing against the spin which I was not supposed. Today I just decided to play straight.”He also praised his teammates for enabling the team notch up its fourth straight win that has boosted MI to the top of the table with eight points from five games.”Lots of credit to the players as notching up four consecutive wins is never easy, especially after we had been challenged in terms of conditions,” Rohit said.Gujarat Lions assistant coach, Mohammed Kaif, said that the dropped catch of Rana made a lot of difference. The left- handed batsman was dropped on 9 by Englishman Jason Roy.”That catch would have made a lot of difference. Rana is in good form. In IPL or any T20 match, if you get back-to-back wickets, you are going to be on the top. That catch hurt us badly,” Kaif said.The former India batsman also praised seasoned off- spinner Harbhajan Singh while saying that the team was 15 runs short of a winning total.”We were few runs short, probably 15 runs short. We had a good start, lost one wicket in the power-play. When Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh) came to bowl, he bowled very well and gave away nothing,” Kaif said.last_img read more

MISSOURI RIVER RELEASES HOLD STEADY DESPITE RECENT RAIN

first_imgDespite the recent rain, the Missouri River dam system in South Dakota is holding steady with water releases for the most part.U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say levels in the reservoirs appears to be leveling off and, in some cases, starting to drop.Spokesman Mike Swenson expects water storage to peak in the next few days:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/RIVER1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..a week or so :20Swenson says releases from Gavins Point Dam will stay high into late summer though, because more water is coming into Fort Randall Dam further upstream:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/RIVER2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………from the reservoirs. :11Fort Randall Dam is actually increasing releases because of recent rain:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/RIVER3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………decline. ;21The Corps has said run off this year will be the second highest on record, at fifty-two million acre feet, only behind the flood year of 2011, when run off totaled sixty one million acre feet.Thanks to Jerry Oster WNAXlast_img read more

Clint Chelf on Tyreek Hill: ‘He’s got moves’

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Clint Chelf did a cool Q&A with the Oklahoman for Thursday’s paper in which he noted that he was working on his golf game but not getting any better.I also thought he did a great job summing up everybody’s thoughts on The Freek:“I was skeptical going in. There are fast guys everywhere. We had fast guys when I was there. But he isn’t just a fast guy. He’s got moves. He can catch. He’s a lot bigger than I thought…he’s kind of ripped up.”“I was extremely impressed with him the first game. I didn’t know what to expect going in, but he’s the real deal. I think he’s going to be a player that could win a game single-handedly if they give him enough touches. I could not sing his praises enough. He was everything he was billed-up to be.”(NewsOK)High praise for somebody whose entire career coincided with Justin Gilbert’s entire career and who threw to Josh Stewart for two straight seasons.I’ve updated the list of Tyreek quotes.Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.last_img read more

December Tourism Stats Available

first_imgNova Scotia welcomed almost 2,140,000 visitors in 2007 and increased revenues in the province’s billion-dollar tourism industry by two per cent. “Nova Scotia is continuing to hold its own with visitor numbers and revenue in the face of global challenges in the tourism industry,” said Bill Dooks, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “In 2008, we’ll build on this success with our refreshed tourism brand and our tourism plan, which increases our focus on the Internet and cities with direct air access to the province.” The province saw a one per cent increase or 24,200 more visitors in 2007. The number of room nights sold increased by 44,100, a two per cent increase. The preliminary revenue estimate for 2007 is $1.33 billion. The majority of visitors, 86 per cent, came from other parts of Canada, with 10 per cent coming from the United States and three per cent from overseas. The downward trend of American visitors to Canada continued. There were 18,000 or seven per cent fewer visitors from the United States. This was offset by 45,300 or three per cent more visitors from other parts of Canada. About 69 per cent of visitors to Nova Scotia travelled by road, with the remaining 31 per cent arriving by air. That represents a 22 per cent increase in air travellers to the province since 2000. Increased preference for air travel is one of the reasons Nova Scotia is targeting cities with direct air access to the province. In 2007, room nights sold across the province varied from a 15 per cent increase on the Eastern Shore to a six per cent decrease in the Annapolis Valley. Nova Scotia’s comprehensive system for reporting tourism statistics includes counting overnight visitors, excluding Nova Scotia residents, at all entry points to the province, and gathering the number of room nights sold from all licensed accommodation operators. Detailed tourism statistics can be found on the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage website at www.gov.ns.ca/dtc/pubs/insights . Statistics for January are expected to be released in late February.last_img read more

Nouvelles initiatives à lintention des élèves et des enseignants pour la nouvelle

first_imgL’année scolaire 2015-2016 marque le début de nombreux changements intéressants dans les classes pour les élèves et les enseignants, dans le cadre du Plan d’action en matière d’éducation de la Nouvelle-Écosse. « Les élèves et les enseignants verront eux-mêmes que nous prenons des mesures visant à améliorer et à moderniser notre système d’éducation », affirme Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. « La première année complète du plan d’action offre des avantages à tous les élèves, de la maternelle à la 12e année. Les changements assurent une base solide en mathématiques et en littératie, un apprentissage davantage axé sur la technologie, et de nouveaux programmes à l’appui de l’éducation au choix de carrière. » Les faits saillants des changements pour les élèves et les enseignants au cours de la nouvelle année scolaire incluent : Le nouveau modèle de préparation de programmes est conçu pour que les programmes soient continuellement mis à jour afin de refléter les tendances modernes en éducation. Le programme d’études au complet est en cours d’examen, et celui de la 4e à la 12e année sera simplifié au cours des prochaines années. « Tout ce que nous faisons est basé sur l’intérêt supérieur de tous les élèves. Il faut donc donner à nos enseignants le temps, le soutien et la structure dont ils ont besoin pour mettre l’accent sur l’apprentissage et le rendement des élèves », souligne Mme Casey. Le plan d’action est basé sur les commentaires de plus de 19 000 Néo-Écossais, dont des enseignants, des élèves, du personnel de soutien des écoles, des gens des conseils scolaires, des universités et du milieu des affaires. Le plan met l’accent sur des changements fondamentaux visant à renouveler, à réorienter et à rebâtir le système d’éducation pour la première fois en toute une génération. Le plan d’action peut être consulté au ednet.ns.ca . un programme d’étude simplifié et novateur qui met davantage l’accent sur l’enseignement des mathématiques et l’alphabétisation pour les élèves de la maternelle à la 3e année; de nouvelles normes sur les devoirs permettant de renforcer et d’enrichir l’apprentissage des élèves à tous les niveaux scolaires; un nouveau code de conduite qui s’appliquera à toutes les écoles; des activités d’apprentissage pratique pour les élèves leur permettant d’acquérir des habiletés en technologie, notamment les Labos créatifs; un plus grand nombre de mentors en mathématiques qui collaborent avec les enseignants pour appuyer le rendement amélioré des élèves; un sondage d’observation sur le niveau d’alphabétisme des jeunes enfants pour l’ensemble des élèves de 1re année afin de déterminer quels élèves ont besoin d’aide et de leur offrir cet aide; la formation en milieu de travail pour les élèves qui obtiennent leur diplôme, par exemple le SIMDUT et les relations de travail; un nouveau cadre d’éducation au choix de carrière pour les élèves de la 4e à la 12e année; des programmes de français de base qui utilisent des méthodes d’interaction et de conversation pour l’enseignement; un nouveau guide de croissance et de développement à l’intention des familles d’enfants de quatre ans, visant à encourager l’apprentissage précoce.last_img read more

Congress slams Centres complete insensitivity over child rape cases

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Saturday lashed out at the BJP led Central government over its “complete insensitivity” and “apathy” towards the child rape cases. “Complete insensitivity and apathy by the BJP Govt at the Centre forced the Supreme Court to take ‘suo motu’ notice of more than 24,000 child rape cases in the past six months,” Congress party Communications In-Charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a statement. He also claimed such cases have a dismal disposal rate. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”As per the data collated by the Court, 24,212 FIRs have been registered from January 1, 2019, to June 30, 2019, regarding Child Rape. Out of the same only, 911 cases have been disposed of. This is 4 per cent of the total. BJP ruled Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of FIRs registered at 3457 and it has only disposed of 22 FIRs which is a minuscule 3 per cent of the total FIRs registered,” Surjewala said in his statement. The Congress spokesperson said that “distressing figure” of 24,000 child rape cases in six months raises a “multitude of questions” and the BJP government cannot “shed and run away from its responsibility” of answering them. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”Is it not true that the BJP Govt only spends 5 paise per girl child for ‘Beti Bachao’ Campaign? Is it not true that the BJP Govt has deliberately concealed the NCRB Data since 2016 and has not published any ‘Crime Against Women’ data in the past 3 years? The last NCRB Data i.e of the year 2016 on Child Rapes [POSCO Cases] records an astounding figure of 90,000 pending cases of sexual crimes against children,” he said. Surjewala questioned as to why the BJP government is hiding this data. He also alleged that the Central and the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh remained mute spectators even as the incidents of women and children being raped took place. “Is it not true that that the BJP government at Centre and in Uttar Pradesh remained mute spectators, even as growing incidents of women and children being raped and/or killed on the streets, even dragged from their homes in the middle of night, gang-raped and burnt alive took place in Aligarh, Pratapgarh, Gorakhpur, Barabanki, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Kushinagar, Muzaffarnagar and many other towns?” he asked.last_img read more

CM to inaugurate several events at Calcutta Leather Complex

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate a series of events on July 18 at Calcutta Leather Complex in Bantala near Cognizant. According to sources, the state government is expecting investment of over Rs 5,000 crore in the restructured Calcutta Leather Complex in the next five years, which is expected to generate employment for three lakh people. State Finance, Industry and Commerce and Information Technology and e-Governance minister Amit Mitra will also grace the occasion. He had earlier announced that the state government was planning to spend Rs 540 crore for infrastructural development in order to turn the leather hub into the world’s largest. There are plans to add 200 more tanneries and 230 more leather units and footwear parks to the existing ones.last_img read more

Karnataka govt signs MoU with AAI for development of Kalaburagi airport

first_imgBengaluru: The Karnataka government on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Airports Authority of India for the development, operation and maintenance of Kalaburagi airport. The signing of the agreement would open the doors of the Hyderabad-Karnataka region in terms of aviation connectivity to Bengaluru and also to the entire country, the government said in a release. It would facilitate overall economic development of backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region, that has been provided special status under article 371 J of the Constitution. The MoU was signed between Karnataka Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (KSIIDC) on behalf of Government of Karnataka and Airports Authority of India (AAI) in the presence of Kalaburagi MP Umesh Jadhav, Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar among others. The state government had accorded its administrative approval for the development of Kalaburagi Airport on March 27, 2007. Till now, a total expenditure of Rs 230 crore has been incurred on development and construction of Kalaburagi airport, the release said adding about Rs 22 crore has been spent on acquisition of 742 acres of land and Rs 208 crore for the construction work. The development works of the airport have been undertaken by the Public Works department along with the technical guidance from M/s RITESIndia Pvt Ltd. The works were nearing completion and the first trial run of flights has been conducted during August 2018. Kalaburagi Airport has been qualified for operations during the third round of bidding/selection under the Regional Connectivity Scheme-UDAN (RCS-3.0), the release said. Alliance Air and Godhavath Air Pvt. Ltd. have been qualified as “Selected Airline Operator (SAO)” for Kalaburagi-Bangalore-Kalaburagi, Kalaburagi-Hindan-Kalaburagi, Kalaburagi-Tirupati-Kalaburagi routes. The development of Kalaburagi Airport had commenced in 2007 on PPP mode by Gulbarga Airport Developers Limited [GADL a consortium of Maytas Infra Ltd, NCC Infra Holdings & VIE India] and had invested Rs 25 crore, a top official said. As GADL could not complete the works and accordingly and the contract was terminated, following which the state government took up the task. Recently, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa during his Delhi visit had submitted a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his date in September for the inaugural of the airport. He had also met the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri and requested him to complete the MoU formalities for AAI take over of the airport at the earliest.last_img read more

British TV Presenter Wants Inquiry Into Animal Suffering At Top UK University‏

first_imgTelevision presenter and animal advocate, Wendy Turner-Webster, today joined the BUAV to hand in a petition addressed to Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Secretary of State.Wendy Turner-Webster Outside Home Office With BUAVCredit/Copyright: BUAVThe petition, signed by over 65,000 people calls for an independent inquiry into disturbing evidence of animal suffering and poor practice uncovered by the BUAV during its investigation at Imperial College London, one of the UK’s leading universities.Wendy Turner-Webster stated: ‘I am pleased to support the BUAV today in its call for an independent inquiry. This petition demonstrates the strength of public feeling. I was shocked when I read about the terrible animal suffering uncovered by the BUAV. It is shameful and unacceptable that such suffering and neglect can take place at one of our top universities.’Others to support the BUAV call today are wildlife expert and television presenter, Chris Packham, and Bill Oddie, naturalist and TV presenter.Chris Packham stated: “I was appalled by the poor standards and animal suffering uncovered by the BUAV at Imperial College London. This investigation shows that life for an animal inside a UK laboratory is very different – and far worse – to that portrayed by the Government. I support the BUAV call for an independent inquiry into the findings and the concerns they have raised.”Bill Oddie said: “When there are better ways, using animals is reprehensible, inflicting cruelty and pain is utterly indefensible. This report is distressing evidence that some of the methods at Imperial College should be totally outlawed. It is unlikely of course that this is the only instance of such practices. Clearly a nationwide (indeed worldwide) investigation is needed, and stricter laws applied and enforced. BUAV have my complete support. As time goes by, experience may change beliefs, or at least amend them.”Wendy Turner-Webster, Bill Oddie and Chris Packham join a number of other celebrities, who recently signed up to an open letter to Lord Taylor of Holbeach, Home Office Minister calling for an independent inquiry – including Joanna Lumley, Morrissey, Chrissie Hynde, Moby, Jenny Seagrove and Twiggy.The BUAV investigation documented a catalogue of shortcomings that caused even more suffering to animals than was allowed in the experiments. Findings included: breaches in and lack of knowledge of UK Home Office project licences; staff incompetence and neglect that resulted in animal suffering and distress; unsupervised researchers – with little experience – anaesthetising and carrying out surgery on animals; a failure to provide adequate anaesthesia and pain relief and the controversial use of a guillotine to carry out live decapitation.BUAV Chief Executive, Michelle Thew states: “We are delighted to have Wendy Turner-Webster join us today. The UK Government and research industry repeatedly claim the UK has some of the highest welfare standards in the world for animals in laboratories, yet the secrecy surrounding animal research means we are unable to judge for ourselves. The BUAV investigation lifts the lid on this secrecy with a chilling insight into the day to day reality for animals in a UK laboratory with staff admissions of their own wrong-doing and incompetence. We urge the Home Office Minister to set up an inquiry, wholly independent of the Home Office and Imperial College, into the concerns we raise.”For further information, click here.last_img read more

Joan Jett Joined By Steve Van Zandt And Alice Cooper At Little

first_imgLast week, non-profit organization Little Kids Rock hosted its sixth annual benefit at Hammerstein Ballroom at The Manhattan Center, which generated approximately $1.5 million in donations to help support students and music teachers in public schools with donated instruments, curricular resources and training.The benefit also honored Joan Jett as “Rocker of the Year” for the impact that her career, influence, and music has had on the charity’s ‘Modern Band’ music program, which helps facilitate the teaching of popular musical styles that kids know and love, like rock, hip hop, country, blues and funk.“For twelve years, Little Kids Rock has supported over 320,000 teachers and students realize the true impact of music – inside and outside the classroom,” said David Wish, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Little Kids Rock. “Thanks to the generosity of our partners and supporters, we’re able to continue to bring this gift to thousands of kids each year, long after the benefit has ended.”To begin, guests enjoyed a performance by Sharkapella, an after school a cappella vocal group made of current and former students ages 13-16. Maureen Van Zandt then formally welcomed the audience to the evening’s festivities. Van Zandt is an honorary board member of Little Kids Rock alongside her husband, Steven Van Zandt, who also served as the producer of this year’s musical production and oversees his own Rock and Roll Forever Foundation.Following her introduction, The Sopranos’ Vincent Pastore and radio host, Rich Russo, took to the stage to serve as hosts for the night, bringing David Wish front and center to honor Guitar Center’s Mike Pratt for his and Guitar Center’s support and partnership with the charity. Guitar Center also served as the title sponsor.Wish went on to speak to the crowd about the charity’s mission and, most importantly, the students and teachers it supports – teachers like John Flora, who joined a number of student performers on stage to captivate the crowd with hits like “Counting Stars.”“Not only do our students receive the gift of music education for free, but they also know they’re welcome in a classroom where everyone speaks the only universal language the world has ever known- music,” said Mr. Flora during his address to the audience.Don Reo, who co-wrote the book Big Man with Clarence Clemons, then came to the stage to present the “Big Man of the Year” award to the late performer’s nephew, Jake Clemons. The students joined him in two entertaining performances, “You’re a Friend of Mine” and “Valentine Song.”Ten-year-old Ashley Nunez, a student from PS 98 Shorac Kappock elementary school in Manhattan who performed an original song featuring Jake Clemons, summed up the night best, saying “Little Kids Rock gave me the chance to learn to play music, and now they are giving me the chance to play a song that we wrote in school in front of all of these people. This has been such an awesome experience, and a night I’ll never forget.”The night then turned its attention to Little Kids Rock “Rocker of the Year” Joan Jett, her legacy and the role she’s played in advancing music education. Members of rock royalty paid homage, including Alice Cooper, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Cheap Trick, Tommy James, Darlene Love, Gary U.S. Bonds, Kathleen Hanna with Ad-Rock, Mike Ness, Jesse Malin, Brody Dalle, Jake Clemons and Little Kids Rock students from local schools. Guests enjoyed a variety of covers and original music, such as:• Cheap Trick, “I Hate Myself For Loving You” • Gary US Bonds and Jake Clemons, “Eye to Eye” • Brody Dalle, “Victim of Circumstance” • Jesse Malin, “Bad Reputation” • Darlene Love, “Little Liar” • Mike Ness, “Love Is Pain” • Tommy James and Joan Jett, “Crimson and Clover” • Kathleen Hannah with Ad-Rock, “Fake Friends” • Billie Joe Armstrong and Joan Jett, “Don’t Abuse Me” • Alice Cooper and Joan Jett, “Be My Lover”The night ended, fittingly, with an epic finale of Joan’s classic “I Love Rock N Roll.”last_img read more

DR Congo UN envoy hails new pact with rebels in strifetorn east

24 March 2009The top United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has hailed an accord signed yesterday between the Government and a rebel group that was a key combatant in fierce fighting, which uprooted hundreds of thousands of people last year, in the country’s east. “The population of the eastern DRC, above all women and children, have been for too long the victims of armed conflict, displacement and sexual violence,” Alan Doss, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, said after taking part in the signing ceremony of a political and security agreement between the Government and the National Congress for People’s Defence (CNDP).“If they are respected, these accords could have an extremely positive impact on the life of the people of the two Kivus,” added Mr. Doss, who also heads the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUC), referring to the North and South Kivu provinces which were most affected by the fighting that flared up last August.In its combat with national armed forces, known as the FARDC, that displaced some 250,000 people last year, the mainly Tutsi CNDP, formerly led by renegade general Laurent Nkunda, nearly overran the North Kivu capital of Goma, the scene of yesterday’s signing ceremony.MONUC has re-deployed some 90 per cent of its nearly 17,500 peacekeepers to the strife-torn east, where not only the CNDP and the Government army, but also the mainly Hutu Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and other rebel groups such as the Mayi Mayi have repeatedly clashed in various permutations and shifting alliances.Yesterday’s accords, reached after months of negotiations, foresee the end of all hostilities, the transformation of armed groups into political parties and the return of refugees and displaced persons, according to a MONUC press release.The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, Olusegun Obansanjo, and his African Union counterpart, Benjamin Mpaka, co-facilitated the talks and were also present at the signing ceremony.Conflict in the east continues, however, as a joint offensive by the DRC and Rwanda has not stopped the FDLR’s violence and joint operations with Uganda failed to end the threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group that originated in the latter country.The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today that another 11,000 people have been driven from an area around the village of Banda in north-eastern DRC this month by LRA raids, bringing the total number of people displaced by them in the Haut Uele district of Oriental province to over 188,000 in the last six months.Since September 2008, over 990 Congolese have been murdered by the LRA and some 750 abducted, the vast majority of them children, whom the group is notorious for forcing into combat or utilizing as sex slaves. read more

Rating agency warns on pension plans funding gaps

TORONTO — A DBRS review of 451 defined-benefit pension plans in Canada and the United States finds the gap between their assets and obligations has widened significantly over the past year.DBRS says several factors have contributed to the revised outlook, including continuing low interest rates.The review found the funding deficit at the pension plans ballooned to an unprecedented $389 billion in 2011.[np-related /]DBRS says that more than two-thirds of the plans it reviewed this past year were underfunded by a significant margin.It says the funding gap has forced employers and their employees to increase contributions and warns this can put companies with defined benefit plans at a competitive disadvantage.

Football Bigyardage plays this season stemming from solid perimeter blocking

Ohio State junior wide receiver Parris Campbell (21) runs the ball while redshirt junior wide receiver Terry McLaurin blocks an Army defender in the fourth quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has two completed passes this season that have exceeded 31 yards.Neither were thrown beyond 10 yards down the field.Despite the deep ball being a point of emphasis for both the offense and head coach Urban Meyer heading into this season, Ohio State has yet to mold the deep aerial attack into its gameplan. But as long as short passes are picking up yards in bulk, the offense will take what it can get.And members of the offense believe bubble screen passes and short crossing routes can be the key to success against any team.“I think those plays can work against anybody, and I say that because I think we’re one of the best perimeter blocking receiver groups out there. That’s all it is,” wide receiver Johnnie Dixon said.But what is the key to making those short passes work?“You block good out there and it pops,” Dixon said. “A guy like [H-back Parris Campbell] touches the ball and you see what he can do. He’s quick. Give him the ball in space and lights out.”The longest pass of the season came on a short crossing route to Campbell two yards in front of the line of scrimmage that he took 74 yards for a touchdown in the season opener against Indiana. The second-longest came on a pass two yards behind the line of scrimmage to Campbell that the speedy wideout took 69 yards to the house in last Saturday’s game against UNLV.Beyond the receiver, the constant in both plays were blocks on the perimeters by wideouts that freed up a lane on the sideline for Campbell to explode. The first by redshirt junior Terry McLaurin and the second by sophomore Austin Mack.Blocking is not an easy mindset for receivers to get into, particularly those who are younger, Dixon said. But once those involved in the passing game are given a sense of the value placed on blocking in the offense, it becomes less of a chore and more of a glorified responsibility.“I mean I guess when you first come in, like you really don’t know the system as well, I guess. But you see a guy like [former Ohio State wideout] Evan Spencer out there, pouring it out every block. You realize like that’s a big part of what we do,” Dixon said. “Definitely gains you a lot of respect.”Sometimes, however, blocking can lead to penalties. If executed poorly, a receiver can be called for holding.This happened twice in Ohio State’s game against Army. Early in the game, Mack caught a pass for 17 yards that was brought back 10 yards by a holding call on McLaurin. Two drives later, Campbell took a handoff out of the backfield and carried it for a long touchdown, but it was brought back on a holding penalty on Mack.Ohio State redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell races to the end zone for a touchdown that was called back due to a holding penalty during the second quarter of the Buckeyes’ game against Army. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Social Media Editor“I think the reason we had those holds against Army, it wasn’t a technique issue, it was more of an effort issue,” Campbell said. “When we block, we try to finish guys. You know, so we just take a lot of pride in that. So I think that’s where a lot of those holding issues come from. But, yeah so it’s not a technique issue, I think it’s an effort issue . . . You don’t need to put a guy on his back every single time.”The ability to block has become a crucial part of the offense, and Meyer said he expects it out of all his wide receivers.“We take great pride, whether we are or not is of opinion, but we expect to be the best blocking wide receivers in America, and there’s a group right there that go really hard downfield for each other and for other skill guys with the ball,” Meyer said in his press conference Monday.However, that blocking skill is not something that comes easily. To effectively block, a player needs more than just the skill and the mindset to block. That player also needs the size and strength to hold off the defender.Even after sophomore walk-on H-back C.J. Saunders caught six passes for 102 yards and a touchdown on Saturday against UNLV, he was far from securing playing time because of that size and inability to block. Standing at only 5-foot-11, 176 pounds, Saunders has a long way to go before he is ready to see regular playing time.“C.J., you can’t be a hood ornament. That means you’ve got to be able to block and be able to do all the things. We’ve had trouble before with the smaller guys. They can’t play,” Meyer said after the game Saturday. “And so his issue is can he get strong enough to play at this level because he’s got the shake. He’s got the hands. He’s got the courage. He’s got the go-to, will-to. But gotta get stronger.”For Ohio State, the ability to block and open up lanes for the receivers could be one of the most important keys to success for the offense moving forward. And even though the offense would like to connect on more deep passes, the players believe if they block well, the deep ball will eventually emerge as a weapon.“I think it makes people aware more like you’ve got to come up and attack that bubble hard because it’s like I said, once Parris touches it, it’s over, even K.J.,” Dixon said. “I think it would be big once we get to hitting [deep passes].” read more

Joan Bakewell world is now too politically correct for thinking mans crumpet

first_imgDame Joan is also the government's voice for older people  “We’ve made enormous strides, with Kirsty [Wark] and people like that, but in terms of editors and correspondents there’s a backlog to make up,” she said.Former Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster also spoke about sexism in the industry in an interview with The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine.Speaking about the macho culture, she said: “Oh it was bad. The producer would automatically talk to the male rather than the female, even if I was the lead presenter.“But I didn’t ever question whether I should be there. I’m passionate about sport, I know my subject and it’s always been important to show that people like me can become whatever we want to be.” During her career, Dame Joan, 83, has worked on Granada Television’s Reports Action, BBC’s Newsnight, Radio 4’s PM programme and Heart of the Matter, as well as presenting and narrating numerous documentaries. She is currently presenting the Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year.She warned, however, that the BBC was “changing out of all recognition” and risks being left “exposed” by its failure to commission popular arts shows.“Look at Bake Off,” she said. “They couldn’t stop it going to Channel 4. It leaves them very exposed. The old BBC is over. It’s a shrinking operation. In terms of popular arts programming Sky is roaring away.”The Labour peer, who was appointed the government’s Voice of Older People in 2008, also criticised the dearth of older women on television. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Dame Joan Bakewell has said her designation as “the thinking man’s crumpet” would never happen today because of “out of hand” political correctness which is hindering free speech.The veteran presenter was assigned the moniker by former BBC raconteur Frank Muir during her time on the BBC’s Late Night Line-Up in the 1960s and 70s.But Dame Joan said such comments would be frowned upon by today’s hypersensitive society.“It was a silly remark by Frank Muir, a friend,” she told The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine.“Don’t you think people would be offended if it was tweeted now? I’m sure there would be trouble.“It’s very strange these days. You’ve got to be very very careful about what you say haven’t you? The laws are there so people can’t stir up racial hatred but it has bred a whole series of attitudes that you mustn’t offend by what you say.“You mustn’t offend the lesbian, gay, trans department; you musn’t offend the Jews, the fat, the thin. Hate crime has given way to offence crime, and, frankly, you do have to offend people from time-to-time and you have should have the freedom to do it. It’s got a bit out of hand.”center_img The Labour peer says the BBC is failing to commission enough popular arts showsCredit: Andrew Crowley  Joan Bakwell was dubbed the 'thinking man's crumpet' by BBC veteran Frank Muir Joan Bakewell was dubbed ‘the thinking man’s crumpet’ by raconteur Frank MuirCredit:Evening Standard/Gettylast_img read more

Meghan Markle The American actress marrying into royalty today and how she

Follow Sunday’s live updates as Meghan and Harry start married life hereNewlyweds greeted by 100,000 on tour of WindsorHarry and Meghan get a chance to party at evening receptionPrince Charles reduces guests to tears with speech”Do we kiss?” “Yeah”Dress: British Givenchy designer behind gownRoyal cuties: Princess Charlotte sticks tongue outBishop: US wedding preacher who stole showGuests:  Worlds collide as LA glitterati meet WindsorsView from sofa: Gleeful gossip and Partridge momentsThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex begin their first day as a married couple following an emotional ceremony that captivated the nation and a night spent partying with close family and friends. They are expected to travel home to take up their royal duties following a day that saw them exchange rings, process through Windsor in a carriage and listen to an emotional speech made by Prince Charles.The celebrations culminated in a black-tie wedding dinner staged at Frogmore House and hosted by Charles for 200 of the couple’s closest friends and family. James Corden reportedly acted as compere.The married couple arrived at the evening reception in ultimate style – riding in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero, which was originally manufactured in 1968 and has since been converted to electric power to Frogmore House in Windsor.The car’s number plate bore the date of the wedding – E190518 – and Prince Harry proved he was the perfect gentleman as he opened the door of a vintage car to let his bride step in, as he drove her to their private evening reception in a scene akin to a James Bond film.Earlier, at the top of the vast West Steps, where the West Door was decorated with hundreds of cream and white flowers and green foliage, Harry and his bride stopped and kissed to the delight of cheering onlookers. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows in front of 600 guests including the Queen, more than 30 royals and famous faces such as Oprah Winfrey, tennis champion Serena Williams, actor George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal Clooney, Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham and actor Idris Elba.Sir Elton, who sang at the funeral service for Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, performed at the lunchtime reception.An estimated 100,000 people turned out to see the couple as they sat in an open-top Ascot Landau for a carriage procession through Windsor.The royal family expressed gratitude to all those who enjoyed the wedding, saying on the official Twitter account: “Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world today. Congratulations once again to the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex. #royalwedding.” There appeared to be a moment of uncertainty before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left St George’s ChapelCredit:Ben Birchall /PA BBC presenters Dermot O’Leary and Kirsty Young Carol Middleton  However Meghan, the latest member of the royal family, maintained complete calm throughout the ceremony to “help Harry through it”.Ms James said: “Meghan was amazing. Walking up the aisle by herself, I looked for every smallest sign of suppressed anxiety and nervousness – there was absolutely nothing.”I think she probably saw it as her role to help Harry through it rather than the other way round. She sat with her hand over his for quite a bit of the service as though she was reassuring him.”To me, she was the strength when it came to the day and the actual performance.” Some 250 members of the armed forces will take part in the pomp and ceremony of the celebrations, with regiments closely connected to former soldier Prince Harry lining the streets.Ms Markle will emerge from the hour long televised ceremony, which begins at noon, as an HRH and a member of the British royal family after saying her vows. Prince Harry salutes members of the Royal familyCredit:Andrew Milligan /PA The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince HarryCredit:Steve Parsons/PA The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex – Prince Harry and Meghan MarkleCredit:Steve Parsons/PA 5:39PMMeghan to give speech at evening reception Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel Meghan waves to photographers as she leaves her hotel The New York Post Meghan travelled in a Rolls Royce with her mother After that effusive sermon, next up Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir are singing Stand By Me, Ben E King’s 1960 pop song.View of Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett: It’s not a sacred piece, but the words have the just the right sentiment. It’s all about standing by your loved one in testing times, and it was inspired by the spiritual “Stand by me Father” – which itself refers to Psalm 46. The Performers are Kingdom Choir – 20 singers based in South-East London directed by Karen Gibson. The website says “They are a unique group of dedicated men and women, who blend Choral discipline with the raw Gospel spiritual sound – drawn from an inner experience. We are not expecting to see the bride and groom again until they depart Windsor Castle for the 7pm reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales. As the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Windsor Castle to travel to their evening reception The new Duchess wore a sizeable blue cocktail ring on her right hand, nicely matched by the blue soles of her white Aquazurra shoes.Eagle-eyed wedding watchers were quick to point out that the ring looks like the emerald-cut aquamarine ring owned by the groom’s late mother, Princess Diana. Many reports state that it is the same ring, which the Duke gave to his new bride as a wedding gift.  Read more from our fashion team here: 11:53AMMeghan’s mother Doria arrives at chapel Prince Harry’s wedding ring will be a platinum band with a textured finish and Meghan Markle’s ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh gold, Kensington Palace announced. The rings will be made by Cleave and Company.  The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, the first African-American presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, gave an address titled the Power of Love at the service in St George’s Chapel.He opened his speech with the words of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, who said: “We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we do that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.”The bishop then added: “There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even over-sentimentalise. There is power, power in love.” The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks Castle Hill and Windsor High Street are packed with excited well wishers already, many of whom have camped overnight, or arrived at the crack of dawn to get a spot, reports Eleanor Steafel in Windsor.Jules Arrowsmith, 58, has been in Windsor since 4am. Mrs Arrowsmith, from Cheshire, said this was the first royal wedding she has come out to watch.“It’s been on my bucket list for ages. I wanted to come and see one while I still can. And I love Meghan and Harry. I can’t wait to see what Meghan is going to wear, but she looks beautiful in everything.” 4:44PMUnion Jack hats and flags aloft: Street parties across Britain 12:50PMHymn: Guide Me Oh Thou Great Redeemer Revellers have begun the weary slog back home with current waits of around two hours to board a train back to London from Windsor, reports Joe Shute.Despite the long queues, the festive atmosphere endures. Leila Souza, 61, and Adela Welch, 63, of Tampa Bay, Florida, are waiting in line still waving their custom-made placard celebrating “our American Princess”.”We don’t mind waiting,” says Souza who is wearing a pair of sunglasses shaped like champagne flutes. “It has been a wonderful day and we would do it all over again.”Rail staff are handing out free bottles of water to passengers waiting in the heat. Just as Harry and Meghan were officially married, the horse-drawn carriage in which they will depart from St George’s Chapel was brought into Horseshoe  Cloister. During the procession of the bride and groom to the outside world the following music is played:Symphony no. 1 in B-flat – Allegro William Boyce (1711-1779)Amen/This little light of mine – Etta James Jester Hairston (1901-2000) and Harry Dixon Loes (1892-1965) Imperial College student Max Botheras, 24, described his trek to Windsor as “participating in history”.  Meghan, he felt, was a wonderful addition to the royal family.“My partner is a black person and it’s really great seeing someone mixed race join the House of Windsor. Fairytales really do come true.”For Canadian Charmaine Goodman, 51, from Ottowa, resplendent in  smart red day dress and extravagant fascinator, there was no question of missing Harry and Meghan’s big day.“I was here for Wiliam and Catherine’s wedding so I just had to be here for Harry,” the HR manager said. “I went to Windsor yesterday to do a recce and check out the route of the procession. The festivities are less dispersed than London, Windsor has a cosier feel; we met so many people just when we were walking around.” All remain seated while the choir of St George’s Chapel sing If Ye Love Me, by Thomas Tallis.View of Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett: Beautifully simple – which it had to be, because Tallis’s ultimate boss – Archbishop Cranmer, one of the architects of the English Reformation – said the old Latin church music had got too complicated and the words could no longer be heard, and composers now had to write simpler, audible pieces in English – without being plain and dull. Tallis pulls it off brilliantly. 11:48AMFifteen minutes until ceremony starts: The music inside the chapel 11:13PMFans continue the celebrations at street parties Those in the Quire stand as Her Majesty is conducted to her place in the Quire. A fanfare sounds and all stand as the choir and clergy move in procession to the Quire. 5:42PMToday’s the day! World awaits royal wedding  The Queen’s grandson and the American former actress, who is now an HRH and a member of the British royal family, said their vows in front of 600 guests including the monarch and more than 30 members of the Royal family.Ms Markle wore a stunning elegant white gown – with a white veil and boat neck – was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the first female Artistic Director at French fashion house Givenchy. Prince Harry and his best man the Duke of Cambridge are both wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals. As they met at the altar, Prince Harry told his bride “you look amazing”, to which Meghan replied “thank you”. The couple tenderly held hands and exchanged smiles during the wedding ceremony. The night-time festivities has retained the international flavour of the day with Royal enthusiasts from all over the world staying out on the streets. Karen Otis, a 51-year-old New Yorker and her friend Marcy Polanco, 36, were promenading past the castle having sampled their first ever glass of Pimm’s.“It has been amazing,” says Otis. “I feel as if I am channeling my inner Duchess.”Annika Bauer, 18, and Franziska Speckle, 20, both German au pairs living in London, came in matching “Marry me Harry” t-shirts and cardboard crowns. “It’s like a fairytale to be here,” says Bauer. 10:52PMPrince Harry gives new bride his mother’s ring Meghan Markle has left the Cliveden House Hotel in a vintage Rolls-Royce limousine to travel to Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry. Ms Markle sat in the rear of the Phantom IV car with mother, Doria Ragland.Wearing a white veil and white dress with a boat neck, she waved to onlookers as the car departed at 11.19am. Meanwhile 15 miles away, Ms Markle gave a radiant smile and said she was feeling “wonderful” as she arrived with her mother Doria Ragland at the luxury Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow, Berkshire.Around 30 members of the royal family including the Queen and the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, who is well enough to attend after undergoing a recent hip operation, will gather in the 600-strong congregation. 11:05AMSerena Williams and Meghan’s Suits co-stars Close-up of the bride's ring The best part of the #RoyalWedding is Rick Hoffman being Louis Litt. pic.twitter.com/OqUUPJ3LjH— Zahra Lyla Khalil (@ZahraLyla) May 19, 2018 Royal fans keep warm in sleeping bags early on SaturdayCredit:Geoff Pugh for the Telegraph  Next, the congregation will head to St George’s Hall for a lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen. Throughout the morning, hundreds of members of the public gathered on the grass alongside St George’s Chapel, reports Victoria Ward.Dressed in their finery, they laid out picnic rugs and folding chairs and settled down to watch the only show in town.From their ringside seats, the crowds, some 1,200 of whom had been invited in recognition of the work they have done for their communities, watched the steady stream of guests arrive at the chapel.Penned in behind rope but just a stone’s throw away, they grew increasingly animated as people began to arrive, walking right past them, the length of the chapel from the Round Tower to the Galilee Porch.Many waved flags and cheered as familiar faces walked by, including Idris Elba and Oprah Winfrey.“Oh there goes James Blunt, and James Blunt wants everyone to make sure they’ve seen James Blunt,” laughed one, as the singer paused to wave to the spectators. Bill de Blasio, the New York Mayor tweeted his congratulations to the young couple: 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 Stella McCartney is a well-known name on the global fashion scene.But what do we know about the British designer behind the Duchess of Sussex’s evening reception dress?The 46-year-old who has established herself as a major force in the fashion industry is the daughter of Sir Paul McCartney and his first wife Linda.She graduated from Central Saint Martins College in 1995.Her final show as a student saw her designs modelled by famous friends including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to a soundtrack which included a new song written in her honour by her father. George Clooney has arrived for the evening reception with his wife Amal, reports Stephen Walter from Windsor. Prince Edward and Sophie Andrew were also seen arriving at the after party having been escorted by police to the venue. Serena Williams is also one of the 200 guests who will celebrate with the happy couple away from the gaze of the cameras. The tennis star posted her thanks to the designer of her dress on Twitter:  ​ Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world today. Congratulations once again to the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex. #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/SQWQg5ZsOq— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 19, 2018 The wedding was forecast to attract a global audience of 1.9 billion people. This is how it was reported around the world. The Sun-Herald (Sydney) The ring given to Meghan Markle as a wedding giftCredit:Steve Parsons/PA 12:35PMTime for the vows: It’s nearly official There was something distinctly unusual about the 05.18 train from Paddington this morning, reports Judith Woods.The fancy frocks, the Union flags, and the air of excited merriment set the service to Windsor & Eton Central apart.Strangers not only made eye contact, they chatted animatedly, someone whistled a wedding march and there was talk of nothing but Harry and Meghan’s nuptials.“I’ve been up since midnight,” said Laurie Walls, 33, a bookseller and librarian from Indiana, who took two weeks off work to travel to Britain for the wedding. “I was too hyped up to sleep. I’ve always been fascinated by the royals and ever since I watched William and Harry at Diana’s funeral I’ve followed them avidly from afar.”  Doria Ragland arrives at St George's Chapel  Read the full report from Victoria Ward here. Below is an extract of what happened as the Prince of Wales moved guests to tears.The Prince of Wales described how emotional he felt watching his youngest son, whom he still remembers so clearly as a baby, marrying the love of his life.As he addressed 600 guests gathered at the reception St George’s Hall, there was barely a dry eye as he spoke so warmly about his “darling old Harry” and the man he had grown into.The Prince described how moving it was, at this point in his life, to watch his little boy move on. A little boy, whom he had winded so often as a baby and whom, he joked, might still have a bit of wind today. The Archbishop says: “In the presence of God, and before this congregation, Harry and Meghan  have given their consent and made their marriage vows to each other. They have declared their marriage by the joining of hands and by the giving and receiving of rings. I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife.”The Archbishop joins their right hands together and says: “Those whom God has joined together let no-one put asunder.”The couple are now officially married! They cheered and screamed as the newlyweds passed by. Rachael Carter-Eagleton said: “She looked amazing. She shone like a diamond.”Video: Young royals wave off royal newlyweds Meghan Markle commissioned a series of special bracelets for her close female friends, including the Duchess of Cambridge, to thank them for supporting her.Lisette Polny, Los Angeles-based founder of Zofia Day, produced six solid gold disc bracelets, which she named Kensington. It is now on sale for $450 (£330).“It’s an overwhelming honour to be part of history and for my pieces to be given as a keepsake for this momentous occasion,” said Ms Polny, in a statement to People magazine. The bespoke design in yellow gold was made specifically for the royal wedding and approved by Ms Markle herself, she said. The special piece is now available to buy for $450.“It’s a really simple, elegant piece that’s just very true to her personal style,” she added.Aside from the duchess, recipients included Ms Markle’s friend Benita Litt, who was seated next to Ms Markle’s mother Doria Ragland at the wedding, and Jessica Mulroney, her stylist friend that she has been leaning on in the run up to the wedding.Ms Polny also created two necklaces for Ms Litt’s daughters, Rylan and Remi.“I have always wanted to create a petite line, and my daughter loves to wear my designs.“So I decided to make Benita’s girls some special pieces for their special day.”Ms Markle has long been a fan of the California-based brand, wearing their earrings and rings in magazine shoots. 7:55PMHarry and Meghan’s change of outfit for the evening do Ms Markle gazes at Prince Harry David and Victoria BeckhamCredit:Ian West /PA Royal fans enjoy the post wedding celebrations and atmosphere in WindsorCredit:John Nguyen Cheers and applause erupted at the West Door as the pair arrived. The bridegroom and his best man were met by the Dean of Windsor.They stopped for a few moments and had a brief conversation, before walking inside. Harry, looking dapper in his frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals, walked up the aisle with his best man and was seen acknowledging a guest in the congregation with a nod. 7:36PMHarry and Meghan leave for their evening reception The Duchess of Cambridge will be there, making her first public appearance since giving birth to her third child Prince Louis less than four weeks ago.Ms Markle, who found fame played Rachel Zane in the US legal drama Suits, is the first mixed race person in modern history to marry a senior British royal.Prince Harry, 33, and 36-year-old Ms Markle became engaged following a whirlwind 16-month romance after going on a blind date in London.The prince has told how “all the stars were aligned” when they met.”It was this beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life, I fell into her life,” he said when their engagement was announced last November.Ms Markle has been married before. She wed first husband film producer Trevor Engelson in 2011 but the pair divorced less than two years later.The last time a senior royal wanted to marry an American divorcee, it sparked a constitutional crisis and rocked the British monarchy to the core. King Edward VIII, Prince Harry’s great-great-uncle, abdicated over his love for Mrs Wallis Simpson in 1936. Princess Diana wearing the ring in Sydney, Australia in 1996 As Ms Markle entered the chapel, a fanfare was played. The bride, having been greeted by the Dean of Windsor, then moved in procession through the Nave where she was joined by the Prince of Wales – in place of her father, Thomas Markle, to the High Altar. The bridegroom and his best man await. Thousands of spectators line the Royal Mile in WindsorCredit:pixel Harry, who drove Meghan through the Windsor Great Park in the early evening sunshine, was dressed in black tie.Royal bride Meghan had changed into a second dress – a white halter neck – for the glamorous evening reception.Meghan’s hair was in a relaxed up do, and she tucked loose strands behind her ears amid the breeze as they headed to Frogmore House. Prince Charles, who will walk Ms Markle down the aisle, has arrived with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.Meanwhile, Prince Harry has taken his place in St George’s Chapel, sitting with his brother the Duke of Cambridge. The pair sat on chairs at the top of the altar.At one point, Harry turned to talk to guests, and let out a sigh as he waited for his royal bride to arrive. The Duke of Edinburgh in St George’s ChapeCredit:Jonathan Brady /PA But in a video he posted on Instagram, he defended himself, saying whoever was sat to his right had bad breath, and that was the reason for the face. In the video, he appeared to be sat in a hotel lobby wearing a New York Giants baseball cap. Thomas Markle said he deeply regretted not being at the royal wedding, but that he sent his daughter a text message saying he loved her.”The service was beautiful and it’s history,” he told TMZ. “I will always regret not being able to be there and not being able to hold my daughter’s hand. My baby girl is a duchess and I love her so much.”He said that watching the ceremony made him nostalgic, adding: “When you watch your child get married, every thought goes through your mind, every memory from the first day she was born, the first time I held her.”He said he was yet to choose a wedding gift for the couple, but hoped to do so soon, when his health recovered.And he made a plea for his raucous relatives to leave the newlyweds alone. “Now I pray that Harry and Meghan can go on a nice honeymoon and rest and relax, and all of my relatives will just shut up about everything.” David and Victoria Beckham 8:14AMThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Couple’s titles confirmed After the newlyweds emerged at the West Steps of the Chapel, the couple were waved off and watched by members of the Royal family as they left in an open-top Ascot Landau for a carriage procession through Windsor. Guests described how warmly he welcomed Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, to Windsor and into his family. Frequently, throughout the course of the reception, he was spotted with his arm around Mrs Ragland.Prince Harry, looking like “the cat that got the cream,” then gave a heartfelt, “off the cuff” speech in which he made it clear he was the happiest man in the world.He too, was effusive about how beautiful his new wife looked, and prompted laughs as he reminded the guests were they were and told them not to be too raucous and disturb the neighbours when they left the castle.He raised hearty guffaws as he promised that the Americans would not steal the swords.Veronica German, who runs the charity Dolen Cymru Wales Lesotho Link, said: “He couldn’t get very far as every time he said ‘my wife’ everyone cheered and he had to go back to the beginning. It was very funny.” As he finished his speech, Prince Harry jokingly asked whether anyone present could play the piano before introducing Sir Elton John, who belted out hits including Tiny Dancer, which he dedicated to Ms Markle, Your Song and Circle of Life. Prince Harry places the wedding ring on his bride’s fingerCredit:Jonathan Brady /PA 1:10PMCarriage procession through Windsor begins Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge Huge crowds lined the Long Walk to Windsor Castle as the Rolls-Royce made its way escorted by three Range Rovers.Well-wishers cheered and waved flags as the car passed, before making its way through the gates on its way to the chapel. As the carriage pulled away from the crowds into the gated grounds of Windsor Castle, Ms Markle seemed to be in awe of the scenes, lifting her hand to her chest and saying “wow”.Harry also seemed to need some help… according to lip reader Tina Lannin, he said to his bride: “I’m ready for a drink now.” Flowers and foliage surround the West Door and steps of St George's Chapel  Oprah WinfreyCredit:Ian West /PA While the gospel classic Amen/This Little Light Of Mine was sung as the newlyweds left the church, even some of the crowds listening to the outside broadcast of the wedding service clapped along.Ms Gibson added: “We want people to get involved, tap their feet, sing along, that’s what gospel music is, it’s all embracing and inviting.”Speaking about how the music performed at the wedding mirrored modern culture, she said: “We live in a multi-cultural society, so we had classical music, contemporary classical music as well and gospel music, because you’ve got many cultures living here so it’s reflective of what society looks like today.” Meanwhile, among those providing the wedding with an injection of Hollywood glamour are the cast of Suits, writes Ed Power.The stars of the legal drama in which Markle achieved fame as plucky litigator Rachel Zane have been arriving in the UK all week and celebrated a “last supper” in their former colleague’s honour at a restaurant near Windsor Friday night. Patrick J Adams, who plays Markle’s onscreen love interest (and lately husband) Mike Ross, is attending the knot-tying today, along with co-stars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, Abigail Spencer, Gina Torres and Amanda Schull. Meghan Markle arrives in St George’s ChapelCredit:pixel GRG  Many fans of the Royal family came out in bright sunshine to watch proceedings while dressed in Union Jack hats and waving flags. Here’s a round-up video of some of the best across Britain.Video: Street parties held across UK Flowers adorn the front of the organ loft inside St George’s ChapelCredit:Danny Lawson /PA All stand for the next hymn: Guide me, O thou great RedeemerView of Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett: Notable not only for striking a Welsh note (appropriate for the wedding of the son of the Prince of Wales) but for its family resonances. It was sung at both Kate and William’s wedding and Diana’s funeral and so its inclusion may well be among the ceremony’s most poignant notes. 11:20AMHere comes the bride: Meghan Markle leaves hotel Thousands of spectators line the Royal Mile in Windsor Wedding guests arrive by train at Windsor As they left the chapel they paused on the steps where a smiling Ms Markle looked up at her new husband and asked: “Do we kiss?” Harry replied with a discreet: “Yeah.”The new Duke and Duchess travelled in the Ascot Landau waving to the thousands of royal fans lining the streets and up the Long Walk, with Ms Markle exclaiming “wow” at their rapturous welcome. As the horse-drawn carriage returned to Windsor Castle ready for a lunchtime reception in the magnificent St George’s Hall, Prince Harry quipped: “I’m ready for a drink now.”Ms Markle has become the first mixed race person in modern history to marry a British senior royal. She found fame in the US legal drama Suits playing the character Rachel Zane, and a number of her former co-stars, including Patrick J Adams and Gabriel Macht, were there for her big day. After the ceremony, the estimated 100,000-strong crowd began to head for the railway station, causing long queues.Repeated loudspeaker announcements warned well-wishers that the Cambridge Gate and the route to the station was very congested and urged: “Take your time.”Attendees were asked to take the longer route to the station by walking the length of the Long Walk away from the castle.Many families opted to enjoy the afternoon on the grass while the crowds departed, while hundreds of litter pickers set to work cleaning up any mess.An announcement on the Long Walk said the railway station remained very crowded  and there was a wait for services. People were asked to consider looking at what  else Windsor has to offer.  Video: View from the crowd during carriage tour The royal couple start their procession Credit:Ian West /PA Prince Harry and the Duke of CambridgeCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph  Flowers adorn the front of the organ loft inside St George's Chapel Prince Harry and Meghan Markle  Most of the ceremony will see the Prince and Ms Markle referred to simply as “Harry and Meghan”, eschewing the full repetition of their names: Prince Henry Charles Albert David and Rachel Meghan Markle.The decision will ensure neither endures the test faced by the Prince’s parents, where the then Lady Diana Spencer muddled her words to get Prince Charles’ middle names the wrong way around.Hymns will also honour the Prince’s mother, with Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer, otherwise known as Bread of Heaven, remembered both for being played at her funeral and as a Welsh rugby anthem sung regularly by Prince Harry.As the service continues, A gospel choir will perform Ben E King’s Stand By Me, later followed by Etta James’ uplifting version of Amen/This Little Light of Mine – a joyous childhood favourite. Click here to read the full story. Meghan Markle's father Thomas was forced to pull out of the wedding just two days before the ceremony Huge crowds line the streets of WindsorCredit:EMMANUEL DUNAND /AFP 1:52PMMeghan: ‘Do we kiss? Harry: ‘Yeah’ Royal fans arrive at Windsor & Eton Riverside Station The couple travelled from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero, which was originally manufactured in 1968 and has since been converted to electric power.Prince Harry was in the driver’s seat and his new wife waved at photographers as they made their way to the evening reception.The bride’s evening dress is designed by Stella McCartney and is a bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe. Prince Harry has been made the Duke of Sussex on his wedding day by his  grandmother the Queen, Buckingham Palace has announced. Meghan Markle will become the Duchess of Sussex on marriage, the palace said. Harry was also given Scottish and Northern Irish titles, becoming the Earl of  Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.”His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.” 5:11PMPrince Harry’s friend: It was a really lovely occasion, a beautiful day Sir Elton John performed at the lunchtime reception which followed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony, Kensington Palace has said.The statement said: “Prince Harry asked Sir Elton to perform at the reception which was hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at St George’s Hall, Windsor Castle.”Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family.”He previously sang at the funeral service for Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.One guest told The Telegraph the pop icon sang Circle of Life – made famous by the 1994 Disney film The Lion King – and Tiny Dancer. Close-up of the bride’s ringCredit:Jonathan Brady /PA At the High Altar, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is now beginning the declarations. The Archbishop says to the bridegroom: “Harry, will you take Meghan to be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honour and protect her, and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?”There is laughter in the chapel as Prince Harry answers: “I will.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been congratulated on their wedding by one of Meghan’s former Suits co-stars.Gabriel Macht, who plays the lead role of Harvey Specter on the show, posted a picture to Instagram of him and his wife Jacinda Barrett, who accompanied him to the wedding. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George’s ChapelCredit:Andrew Matthews /PA Meghan travelled in a Rolls Royce with her mother 3:06PMAdoring fans pack into Los Angeles bar to watch royal wedding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel Actor Tom Hardy and former rugby union player Jonny Wilkinson are among the other guests to arrive at  St George’s Chapel. Others include musician Marcus Mumford, actress Carey Mulligan and singer Joss Stone. Charlynne Moyer, 60, reacts as she watches a television screeningCredit:LUCY NICHOLSON /Reuters The newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 6:55PMPrince Charles moves guests to tears with royal wedding speech Harry looked relaxed as he walked down to the chapel with his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, to loud cheers from the waiting crowd.The pair smiled and waved to well-wishers during the short walk. Claudia Chick, 22, is originally from London – but now lives in Los Angeles. She said: “The wedding was amazing, I was tearing up. Everyone was dressed beautifully, the ceremony was very passionate and it was different, which is great to see.”The atmosphere here was great, everyone was glued to the screen, everyone was laughing together, everyone was crying together.”Hannah Lucchesi, 22, is from Los Angeles. She said: “I loved it, it was amazing, it was beautiful, I loved Meghan’s dress and all of the flowers, it was amazing. The highlight for me was Prince George, just because he is my favourite.”The bar was so fun, I love that there are so many people, even out in LA, that care about it and everyone seemed to be really enjoying it and there were lots of cheers.”Video: Meghan’s former school watches wedding 10:35PMThe Royal Family give thanks to all who celebrated the happy day The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has said that more than 100,000 people are estimated to have lined the route of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding procession route in Windsor. Harry appears to have given his bride a poignant wedding day gift – an impressive, emerald cut aquamarine ring which belonged to his late, beloved mother.Meghan wore the large gem on her right hand as the couple made their way to their evening reception. 10:26AMHere come the Middletons! Parents, James and Pippa arrive 8:07AMFirst look at the flowers inside St George’s Chapel Ms Markle’s mother Doria Ragland arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean of Windsor. 9:41AMAfter royal wedding… it’s the FA Cup final! Here comes the bride! Meghan Markle has arrived at the Chapel’s West Steps by car. She will now walk through the Nave on her own followed by her bridesmaids and pageboys, who include Princess Charlotte and Prince George, before being accompanied by Charles down the aisle of the Quire.Her dress is by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Prayers are now being led by Archbishop Angaelos and The Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin from the Nave.  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave Windsor CastleCredit:Dan Kitwood /Getty Crowds around 30 deep jostle for a view of the couple's procession Mr Budge, who now works as the operations manager at Longhope lifeboat station, brought his daughter Helen with him.Helen, 30, said: “It’s such a privilege to be here. I’m very proud of my dad, and so excited to watch the wedding. It’s just such a special day.”Macey Kurtz, 24, has come all the way from Texas where she works as a wedding photographer. She said: “I go to weddings all the time so I had to come to the royal wedding! We got here on Wednesday so we could be here for all the build up.”Her mother Leslie, 48, said: “We wanted to come and support Meghan and be part of their special day. We’re so excited to see them come past!” The crowd applauded throughout the ceremony – but the biggest cheer of the morning came for the newlyweds’ first kiss outside Windsor Castle.As the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the castle, many in the bar embraced each other while wiping away tears.Alana Hutchinson, 24, came dressed in her pyjamas and joked: “I loved it – except for the fact that Harry is now off the market, so my dreams are crushed!”She added: “It was beautiful. The highlight for me was when Charles walked her down the aisle. I cried a little bit, it was really precious because I know that was such a big deal with her family, so to see her mom out there was really amazing.” MIke Tindall and Zara Tindall Preacher Michael Curry, who has been celebrated for his rousing royal wedding speech, said it was “a real joyful thing” to bring diversity to the ceremony.The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, the first black presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, said: “It was a real joyful thing because there was a sense in which you had the fullness of the church represented in many respects.”He said the event had brought everybody together: “That happened today, in different ways, different songs, different perspectives, different worlds and all of it came together and gave God thanks.”The speech was a lengthy one, with Mr Curry appearing to tell himself to bring it to a close towards the end. 8:57AM’Strangers not only made eye contact, they chatted animatedly’: On board the first train to Windsor 12:05PMService begins: Prince Charles walks Meghan down the aisle The bride’s evening dress is designed by Stella McCartney and is a bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe.Ms Markle wore shoes from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh, with soles painted in baby blue. Ms. Markle’s hair has been styled for the Evening Reception by George Northwood. Just after 1.30pm, the carriage returned to Windsor Castle, disappearing under an arch within the grounds.The couple’s guests could also be seen arriving for the lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall hosted by the Queen.Video: Couple delight crowds in Windsor 12:46PMPrayers in St George’s Chapel Here are the timings of the main events on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day:09.00 – Members of the public who have been invited to watch the wedding day from the grounds of Windsor Castle begin to arrive.09.30-11.00 – Wedding guests arrive at the Castle’s famous Round Tower by coach and enter the chapel through the South Door and take their seats.11.20 – Members of the royal family begin to arrive and enter via the Galilee Porch, some on foot and others by car.11.40 – Harry and best man the Duke of Cambridge arrive at the chapel’s west door, received by the Dean of Windsor. They will probably arrive on foot, walking past the thousands of spectators invited into the grounds of the castle. The moment will give Harry the chance to acknowledge the 200 representatives from charities he is associated with gathered in the Horseshoe Cloister at the bottom of the steps.11.42 – Ms Markle’s mother Doria Ragland arrives at the Galilee Porch and is received by the Dean of Windsor.11.45 – The Prince of Wales arrives at the Galilee Porch.11.52 – Following protocol, the Queen will be the last member of the royal family to arrive for the wedding service.11.59 – Ms Markle arrives at the Chapel’s West Steps by car, from her overnight accommodation at the Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow, Berkshire. Ms Markle will walk through the Nave on her own followed by her bridesmaids and pageboys who include Princess Charlotte and Prince George, before being accompanied by Charles down the aisle of the Quire.12.00 – Service begins.13.00 – Service ends and the newlyweds emerge at the West Steps of the Chapel. They will be waved off on their carriage procession through Windsor by members of both families. The congregation will file out of the chapel to see the married couple leave before heading to St George’s Hall for a lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen.13.05 – The carriage procession through the streets of Windsor possibly begins around this time, taking 25 minutes.19.00 – Bride and groom depart Windsor Castle for the evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales. Ms Markle’s delicate veil was five metres (16ft) long and made from silk tulle, with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads, with two of her page boys carrying the ends as she made her way up the steps.Her hair was styled in an up do and she wore the glittering Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen.The Duke of Cambridge, in his role as best man, stepped forward to deliver the rings, with the couple smiling as they placed the bands on each other’s hands.Unlike his brother, Prince Harry has chosen to wear a wedding ring. The Duke of Cambridge, in his role as best man, stepped forward to hand over the rings.Prince Harry now places the wedding ring on the fourth finger of Ms Markle’s left hand and, holding it there, says: “I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”Ms Markle now does the same before the Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the congregation.  6:14PMThomas Markle: ‘I pray all my relatives will just shut up about everything’ 8:57PMGeorge Clooney among the evening reception guests Prince Harry and Meghan Markle beam with joy in St George’s ChapelCredit:Owen Humphreys /PA The Queen has arrived at St George’s Chapel with the Duke of Edinburgh – and the monarch is wearing a lime-green dress by Stewart Parvin.Following protocol, the Queen is the last member of the Royal family to arrive for the wedding service. 10:36AMTom Hardy and Jonny Wilkinson among other VIP guests 4:05PMElton John performs ‘Circle of Life and Tiny Dancer’ at wedding reception The Prince and Ms Markle thrilled fans as they left Windsor Castle in a horse-drawn carriage. Prince Harry is expected to be given a title, most likely a dukedom, by his grandmother the Queen in the morning, meaning Ms Markle would become a duchess on marriage.A relaxed-looking Prince Harry said he felt “great” as he greeted well-wishers in a surprise walkabout with best man the Duke of Cambridge outside Windsor Castle on Friday evening.The pair then headed to exclusive Coworth Park country house hotel in Ascot, where the prince was spending his last night as a single man away from his bride as is tradition. The grand finale of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is underway as 200 of their nearest and dearest gather for the first dance. The private affair at Frogmore House in Windsor will allow the selected guests to relax and celebrate with the happy couple. Prince Harry looks at his bride, Meghan Markle, as she arrives accompanied by the Prince of WalesCredit:Jonathan Brady/Reuters Prince Harry and Ms Markle gazed into each other’s eyes as they exchanged vows.Loud cheers could be heard from outside St George’s Chapel as the Archbishop of Canterbury proclaimed the couple husband and wife.Prince George and Princess Charlotte did not follow directly behind Harry and Meghan as they made their way back up the aisle, like the other bridesmaids and page boys.Instead, the youngsters held the hand of their parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they made their way out of the chapel. 5:17PMWedding revellers face two-hour waits to board train The royal couple start their procession  Women react during a royal wedding watching party for the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Cat & Fiddle pub Prince Charles and Meghan Markle’s mother Doria RaglandCredit:Getty Pippa Middleton Credit:Danny Lawson /PA Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Prince Charles and Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland Adoring fans in Meghan Markle’s hometown of Los Angeles wept tears of joy as they packed into a bar to watch the wedding of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.Scores of well-wishers descended on the British-themed The Cat And Fiddle pub in Hollywood from 2am local time as Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot in Windsor Castle.Guests wore fancy dress, while staff served traditional English food and drink with the wedding showing on televisions around the bar.At the first glimpse of Prince Harry, the crowd erupted into loud cheers and continued to welcome each royal arrival in a similar way.Many wiped away tears as Meghan emerged from her car and into the sunshine wearing her pure white gown. Now it’s Ms Markle’s turn. She repeats after Justin Welby:”I Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband, to have and to hold , from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.” Asked whether it was planned or off-the-cuff, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, interjected, joking: “Let’s have an honest answer.””It was planned and I thought it was going to be six minutes,” Mr Curry said. “It was a little longer than that because there were pauses in there,” he added to laughter from Mr Welby. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George’s Chapel Credit:Andrew Matthews /PA Early morning royal fans gather in WindsorCredit:Jeff Gilbert for The Telegraph  12:15PMReading by Princess Diana’s sister, Lady Jane Fellowes 6:19PMCelebrated preacher says royal wedding diversity was ‘joyful’ 10:27AMThe Clooneys and the Beckhams lead A-listers in Windsor Some 250 members of the Armed Forces were on parade in Windsor today to help celebrate the Royal Wedding, with The Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force are all providing ceremonial support to mark the occasion.Many of the troops involved  served alongside Prince Harry during his ten years in the Army.Captain William Calder, who commanded a Half Company of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps lining the streets during the carriage procession, said:It’s an honour for us to be on parade in Windsor today, helping the man we knew as Captain Wales celebrate an important day for him and his family. I hope the ceremonies we take part in today will help the whole country celebrate this happy occasion. 10:56AMSir Elton John and David Furnish arrive The uplifting gospel music that transfixed the congregation during the royal wedding ceremony was the idea of the Prince of Wales.Karen Gibson, founder and director of the Kingdom Choir which performed during the wedding, said Charles’ office first approached her about the group of singers taking part in the wedding.Ms Gibson said: “The couple didn’t actually ring us at first, the call came from Clarence House. I understand that Prince Charles really likes gospel music.”The couple were very intentional about what they wanted sung and how they wanted it sung, but the actual idea came from Prince Charles – although they were very happy to have gospel music.”She said about the arrangement of Stand By Me, which was played after the rousing address by US bishop Michael Curry: “It was more reflective, more personal – and even though its a secular song, it’s inspired by a spiritual.” With just 15 minutes until the bride arrives, here’s what music is being played inside St George’s Chapel. A folky/antique theme dominates in this sequence of pieces.EDWARD ELGAR SALUT D’AMOURElgar’s first published piece. Originally written in 1888 as a gift for his future wife Carice. He sold the rights to the publisher for two guineas, which was a really bad move. It became massively popular and could have earned him a fortune.GUSTAV HOLST: ST PAUL’S SUITE, 4 TH MOVTHolst taught at St Paul’s School for Girls and composed this in 1912 for the school orchestra. This movement based on 16 th century English balladSIR CHARLES HUBERT HASTINGS PARRY movts 2,3,5 Parry, a leading light of the so-called ‘English Renaissance’ who was the first director of the Royal College of Music in 1883. He wrote his Lady Radnor’s suite in 1894 for the all-women orchestra conducted by Helen, Countess of Radnor. It’s a kind of Baroque Suite in Victorian dress.PETER WARLOCK: CAPRIOL SUITE Set of dances based on a book of Renaissance dances composed by Peter Warlock (gifted composer who died in 1930 aged 36).RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: FANTASIA ON GREENSLEEVESVaughan Williams was a collector of folk-song, and wrote many pieces based on the songs he found. This one is especially beloved, it’s always in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. More famous and well-known than the tune it’s based on.ELGAR SERENADE FOR STRINGSElgar’s first really successful work, completed in 1893. It remained one of his favourite works right to the end of his life. He liked it because it was ‘really stringy’ – weird phrase but a musician knows What he means – it completely suits a string orchestra, you couldn’t arrange it for something else.ELGAR CHANSON DE MATIN In his early days, Elgar was always complaining about having no money, and wrote this delicious piece in 1899 as a deliberate money-spinner for his publisher Novello. It worked. Royal fans enjoy the post wedding celebrations and atmosphere in Windsor Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria, on their way to WindsorCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley for The Telegraph  The organ is now playing as those who are signing the registers move from the Quire to the North Quire Aisle.During the signing of the register, the following is played by Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a young cellist, plus the orchestra. He hails from Nottingham and comes from an astonishingly gifted family. He won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016.View of Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett: MARIA THERESIA VON PARADIS: SICILIENNEVon Paradis was a notable 18th century Viennese pianist and composer. Mozart probably wrote his Piano Concerto no 18 for her. She became blind at an early age but that didn’t stop her musical career. This piece probably isn’t by her – it was probably by the 20 th century violinist Samuel Dushkin. GABRIEL FAURÉ: APRÈS UN RÊVEThis song has been endlessly re-arranged. It’s the single most popular song by this late 19th – early 20th century composer. FRANZ SCHUBERT: AVE MARIAIt sounds like a piece of Latin church music, but in fact it’s one a set of songs Schubert composed in 1825, all based on poems in Sir Walter Scott’s epic ‘The Lady of the Lake’. This one is based on a prayer uttered by Ellen in front of the Virgin Mary, asking for forgiveness for her father’s sins. They are heading to St George’s Hall for a lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen. 9:44PMNew York Mayor tweets his support 2:24AMSuits actor congratulates his co-star Meghan Markle meets Prince Harry at the altarCredit:Dominic Lipinski /PA  Doria Ragland arrives at St George’s Chapel Credit:Gareth Fuller /PA 11:45PMMusic booms from the evening festivities Here, the Prince of Wales described how emotional he felt watching his youngest son, whom he still remembers so clearly as a baby, marrying the love of his life.As he addressed 600 guests gathered at the reception St George’s Hall, there was barely a dry eye as he spoke so warmly about his “darling old Harry” and the man he had grown into.The Prince described how moving it was, at this point in his life, to watch his little boy move on. A little boy, whom he had winded so often as a baby and whom, he joked, might still have a bit of wind today.Guests described how warmly he welcomed Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, to Windsor and into his family. Frequently, throughout the course of the reception, he was spotted with his arm around Mrs Ragland. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold hands as they are declared married Credit:Dominic Lipinski /PA Guests including Oprah Winfrey, actor Idris Elba and Earl Spencer, the brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, are among the guests who have arrived at St George’s Chapel. Mr Stott, who attended the wedding with his wife Alana, added: “We wish them all the best. I’m afraid I can’t comment at all on what was in the speeches.”Several other guests left saying they did not want to divulge the content of the speeches given at the reception. Meghan “was the strength” of her wedding ceremony to Prince Harry, as her body language showed she was constantly reassuring him, an expert said.Despite the whole experience being completely new for Meghan she did not display a single sign of anxiety or nervousness – while her new husband, the Duke of Sussex, “was so patently nervous”.Judi James, a body language expert, said Harry performed about 12 self-touching body checks, like pulling at his gloves and wringing his hands, within a few paces of getting out his car after arriving at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The Archbishop of Canterbury, who will marry Prince Harry and Ms Markle, has spoken of the strong bond the couple share.”There’s profound affection between them which is wonderful and a deep understanding and mutual support,” he said.”You see in the way they respond to each other, caring for each other, which is something you see in many couples but not always. But it’s very evident and that’s wonderful.”As the Order of Service was published on the morning of the wedding, it revealed Prince Harry will wear a ring – not a given for royal men – and Ms Markle will not promise to obey her husband in the vows. Ms Markle’s cousin, Noel Rasmussen, the 19-year-old daughter of Samantha Markle, was not invited to the ceremony, but made a deal with a tabloid newspaper to travel from her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and be in London for the day.“Meghan looked so beautiful. I’m thrilled by how popular she is here,” she said. Miss Rasmussen, an anthropology student, lives with her grandmother Rosalyn Markle and is estranged from her mother. She said she was embarrassed by her mother’s behaviour, and that of her uncle Thomas, Ms Markle’s half-brother.  “We’re just regular people – then all of a sudden Meghan began dating Prince Harry and it has been crazy ever since,” she told The Mirror.“They’re just really feeling hurt and they don’t know how to deal with it. I’m OK with not having been invited, I just want her to be happy. “She’ll be a great wife and a great ambassador for America.” Scout leader Tom Moss (left) and mother Vickie (right) pose as they arrive for the weddingCredit:CHRIS RADBURN /AFP Our reporters in Windsor report the thud of loud music could be heard from the grounds of Windsor Castle as Harry and Meghan’s guests dance the night away at Frogmore House.Soul classics and dance floor-fillers are filling the night’s air as revellers continue to celebrations late into the night. Prince Harry and the Duke of Cambridge Crowds gather outside Windsor Castle Joe Shute reports from Windsor: While the Royals and their inner circle celebrate at Frogmore House their fans are continuing the party on the streets of Windsor.Outside the newly-named “Prince Harry” pub on the High Street (until this week formerly The Three Tuns) revellers in Royal family masks are drinking toasts to the happy couple.Nicola Glimmerveen, 32, of Sunningdale, her partner Simon Jones and friend Elizabeth Cartmell came dressed as the Duke of Edinburgh and the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.While they bought the Harry and Meghan masks in a shop, Glimmerveen admits she found the Prince Philip one abandoned on the pavement.Drinking Pimm’s and pints of Windsor Knot, a specially-brewed beer to celebrate the wedding, Glimmerveen says they plan to stay up all night in the town celebrating.“It’s been such a fun day,” she says. Tom Nicholson, a 35-year farmer from Surrey, had sailed his pleasure craft, Jarni, down the River Thames to Windsor for the day and rigged the boat in Harry and Meghan bunting.Dressed in a blue suit and straw boater he admitted he had been enjoying “a couple of jars” to celebrate the day.   Despite the bulk of the 100,000 strong crowd departing from Windsor following the wedding many of its pubs and restaurants are still doing a roaring trade as well-wishers keep partying on.At one stage at Meat At the Parish, a steak and lobster restaurant on the High Street, the entire room broke out into an impromptu rendition of the hymn, Jerusalem. Pippa Middleton  2:31PMMore than 100,000 people lined streets around 30 deep As Ms Markle approached the altar, Prince Harry mouthed the words: “You look amazing.” 6:40AMThe key timings Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St George’s ChapelCredit:Ben Birchall /PA Thank you Pierpaolo for making me look special on this special evening. @MaisonValentino pic.twitter.com/w2m6lEMyST— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 19, 2018 1:43PMRoyal couple join their guests for lunchtime reception 12:34PMAll together now: it’s Ben E King’s Stand By Me Meghan Markle will give a speech at the evening reception hosted by the Prince of Wales at Frogmore House in Windsor. Thomas Markle would have traditionally been the one to address guests at the event, to which 200 selected attendees have been invited.But after a tumultuous week, it emerged the father-of-the-bride would not be attending Saturday’s service having undergone emergency heart surgery. Kensington Palace had earlier announced that Ms Markle would speak at the afternoon reception hosted by the Queen, but later issued a correction to state she would be talking at the evening do. Meghan Markle’s father Thomas was forced to pull out of the wedding just two days before the ceremonyCredit:Enterprise News  12:06PM’You look amazing’: Harry’s whispers to Meghan at the altar Meghan Markle listens during her wedding ceremony  Prince Harry salutes members of the Royal family Charlynne Moyer, 60, reacts as she watches a television screen 12:17PMIf Ye Love Me, by Thomas Tallis Prince Harry and Ms Markle are being met with a wall of cheering and flag-waving as the procession makes its way through the streets of Windsor.The pair smiled and waved to well-wishers during the journey in the lunchtime sunshine. Meghan Markle meets Prince Harry at the altar Now the Archbishop of Canterbury, is leading the vows.As Prince Harry and Ms Markle face each other and join hands, the bridegroom says:”I Harry, take you, Meghan, to be my wife, to have and to hold from, this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.” Daniel Zhang, who is turning 21 today, has travelled all the way from China to be here today.“I travelled 16,927 kilometres to be here. I got here this morning around 7am. I’m most looking forward to seeing the Queen. She is such an amazing symbol, I can’t wait to see her.”Laury Lesueurs, 21, from Auvergne, France, said she had always loved the royal family and didn’t want to miss out on the chance to see Meghan and Harry go past in their carriage. “Since I was little I’ve been obsessed with the royal family and England. “I’m so excited to see Meghan and Harry. I can’t wait to see her dress, it’s going to be amazing.”John Budge, 67, has been invited to come and watch the wedding from inside the castle for his long service to the RNLI in Orkney.He said: “I’ve been a volunteer for the RNLI for 50 years so the lord lieutenant asked if I wanted to come to Windsor to watch the wedding. It’s a real honour.” 11:39AMCrowds greet Prince Harry with loud cheers Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Ms Markle gazes at Prince HarryCredit:Dominic Lipinski /PA Rick Hoffman has responded to pictures of him looking seemingly disinterested at the wedding service of his former Suits co-star. The actor, who plays Louis Litt in the series, was mocked online for pulling a face inside St George’s Chapel.  According to lip reader Tina Lannin, when the newly-wed couple stopped mid-way down the West Steps there was a moment of uncertainty over their first kiss as husband and wife.Meghan discreetly asked Harry: “Do we kiss?”To which Harry quietly replied: “Yeah”. Shopkeeper Roshan Sang outside his store on Windsor High StreetCredit:Jeff Gilbert for The Telegraph  The Sun-Herald (Sydney) Prince Harry places the wedding ring on his bride's finger Scout leader Tom Moss (L) and mother Vickie (R) pose as they arrive for the wedding ceremony  Huge crowds line the streets of Windsor 8:41PMHarry gave Meghan her Diana’s ring as wedding gift The wedding cake is to be served at the Reception. It was designed by Claire Ptak and features elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham from the estate’s own elderflower trees, as well as a light sponge cake uniquely formulated for the couple. #royalwedding pic.twitter.com/kt5lE4tEn9— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018 11:20AMMembers of the Royal family start to arrive VIDEO: Fireworks over Frogmore?! Lovely lights over Windsor Great Park #royalwedding #harryandmeghan pic.twitter.com/PC3FJc4Ihx— Emily Nash (@emynash) May 19, 2018 Meghan Markle arrives in St George's Chapel 11:35AMPrince Harry and William arrive – and they’re both wearing Blues and Royals frockcoat uniform harry meghan windsor royal mile 11:43AMShe’s on her way: First pictures of Meghan heading to Windsor with her mother 10:07PMArmed forces proud to take part in fellow soldier’s big day The Archbishop then asks Ms Markle the same, and she responds: “I will.” As she arrived at Windsor Castle, she was followed by three cars carrying page boys, bridesmaids and their mothers: the Duchess of Cambridge, Jessica Mulroney and Benita Litt. As Ms Markle arrived at the West Steps, she was accompanied by Brian and John Mulroney, the seven-year-old twin page boys. 11:56AMThe Queen arrives – and she’s in lime-green 5:14AMSussex pride “Fantastic news that we have a Duke and Duchess of Sussex again after a gap of just 175 years – double celebrations today for Meghan and Prince Harry and all of Sussex,” said Tim Loughton, Tory MP for East Worthing and Shoreham. The Queen arrivesCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA 11:26PMFireworks over Frogmore House The Duke of Edinburgh in St George's Chape When Meghan Markle enters St George’s Chapel to begin the last steps in her journey to join the Royal family, the state trumpeters will sound a fanfare that has accompanied its brides for generations, reports The Telegraph’s Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness.Before long, as she says her vows to Prince Harry, that time-honoured tradition will give way to striking modernity, with the soaring voices of a gospel choir singing music from Ben E King and Etta James.Saturday’s Royal wedding ceremony, with each detail chosen by the couple, will blend the best-loved elements of British pageantry with a modern outlook that reflects the Prince and Ms Markle, in a service designed to capture the best of each of their heritage.From the music of Sir Charles Hubert Parry and a reading from the Bible to a procession of a newlyweds accompanied by a rendition of This Little Light of Mine, their choices go to the heart of their relationship: English customs blended with an American influence, offset by an overriding message of joy. The Queen gave her permission for her grandson to get married in his uniform, Kensington Palace said.Both uniforms were tailored at Dege & Skinner on Savile Row. The New York Post Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are holding hands as the wedding ceremony begins. Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.Prince Harry’s wedding day has arrived as he prepares to marry his American bride Meghan Markle in a glittering ceremony, watched around the world by millions.The Queen’s grandson, who is sixth in line to the throne, will pledge to love, comfort, honour and protect the former actress as they become husband and wife in the historic surrounds of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Meghan Markle listens during her wedding ceremony Credit:Sky News/AP Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before they say their vowsCredit:Sky/AP 9:47AMOprah Winfrey, Idris Elba and Earl Spencer: Guests start to arrive Oprah Winfrey Two years later, she was appointed creative director of French fashion house Chloe, a move widely derided at the time, but she proved a runaway success and soon left to launch her own label.Since then, she has built up her business and now runs more than 20 stores around the world selling her designs to some 100 countries and has teamed up with brands including Adidas and H&M.In 2012 she was named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, in part for her work designing the kit worn by Team GB and the nation’s Paralympians.In the past McCartney has dressed a host of stars including Amy Poehler, Kate Hudson, Karlie Kloss and Adele.And Meghan is no stranger to her fashion either, wearing a black coat by the designer while visiting Cardiff with Prince Harry. 1:05PMNewly married couple now set for Windsor procession The official 10 Downing Street Twitter account posted a message to the couple from Theresa May, saying: As the morning chill gave way to sunshine, the mood in the Windsor crowd grew ever more festive, reports Judith Woods.Free cardboard crowns and commemorative brochures were handed out and a sea of red white and blue stretched the two-and-a-half mile length of the town’s tree-lined Long Walk.Food stalls delivered breakfast baps to wellwishers on blankets and the pop of every prosecco cork was met with a cheer. 5:45PMJessica Mulroney posts of her royal wedding pride Prince Harry’s mentor, former Welsh Guards officer Mark Dyer, has also arrived ready to take his seat. The Duchess of York 11:55AMPrince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive 10:24AMChelsy Davy: Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend 1:06PMThe first kiss! Cheers as Harry and Meghan greet crowds on chapel steps Prince Harry and the Duke of CambridgeCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA An armed police officer walks past well wishersCredit:Matt Dunham /AP Earl Spencer, the brother of Diana, Princess of Wales Le Dauphiné (Grenoble) Were you watching the ceremony on television at home? The Telegraph’s Michael Hogan watched all the main shows so you didn’t have to. Click here to read his review of the coverage. Meghan Markle will make a speech at her reception instead of her father who could not attend the wedding, Kensington Palace has confirmed.The royal bride is one of three people to speak at the lunchtime reception, hosted by the Queen. The others are her new husband, Prince Harry, and the Prince of Wales.The Duke of Cambridge, Harry’s best man, will act as compere.The reception will also include the cutting of the wedding cake, which was designed by Claire Ptak and features elderflower syrup made at The Queen’s residence in Sandringham. Carol Middleton Credit:Gareth Fuller /PA BBC presenters Dermot O'Leary and Kirsty Young 9:46AMTheresa May sends her ‘best wishes’ to couple 12:39PMGiving of the rings: They’re nearly married The newlyweds emerged from St George’s Chapel to loud cheers from the crowd. 7:56PMMeghan’s friends got bespoke bracelets as wedding favours The Duchess of YorkCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA The Duchess of Cambridge used the same model for her trip to Westminster Abbey for her wedding in 2011. 1:31PMCouple met with wall of cheering and flag-waving Members of the Royal family have begun to arrive and enter via the Galilee Porch, some on foot and others by car.They included the Duke and Duchess of Kent; Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and Mike and Zara Tindall. Tennis champion Serena Williams has arrived with her husband Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, at St George’s Chapel. Actor George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal have arrived at St George’s Chapel, followed closely by David and Victoria Beckham. Bishop Curry told the service: “There’s power in love. Love can help and heal when nothing else can. There’s power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else will.”Such power could be seen in the service, he continued, saying: “Two young people fell in love and we all showed up.”The Episcopal Church is the US offshoot of the Church of England and forms part of the broader Anglican Communion. Meghan was baptised into the Anglican Church, which is headed by Harry’s grandmother. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel  Chelsy Davy arrives. Meghan waves to photographers as she leaves her hotelCredit:DARREN STAPLES /Reuters Princess Diana wearing the ring in Sydney, Australia in 1996Credit: Julian Parker/Getty Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy has arrived at St George’s Chapel. Serena Williams Meghan Markle leaving the Cliveden House Hotel 1:26AMAdele in message to the newlyweds The Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian BellisarioCredit:Ian West /PA Crowds gather outside Windsor CastleCredit:ODD ANDERSEN /AFP/Getty 11:52AMHuge crowds as Meghan’s car arrives in Windsor 3:03AMFront pages from around the world Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel 10:48AMHundreds of  ‘golden ticket’ holders gather outside chapel 2:06PM’I’m ready for a drink now’: What Harry said to Meghan (according to a lip reader) Shopkeeper Roshan Sang outside his shop on the high street. Dean Stott arrives for the wedding ceremony with his wife AlanaCredit:CHRIS JACKSON /AFP The Most Rev Bishop Michael CurryCredit:Owen Humphreys /PA The Queen is now hosting a lunchtime reception at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle for around 600 guests drawn from the wedding service congregation.Guests will be served a selection of canapés, including:Scottish Langoustines wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Citrus Crème FraicheGrilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian HamGarden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon VerbenaHeritage Tomato and Basil Tartare with Balsamic PearlsPoached Free Range Chicken bound in a Lightly Spiced Yoghurt with Roasted ApricotCroquette of Confit Windsor Lamb, Roasted Vegetables and Shallot JamWarm Asparagus Spears with Mozzarella and Sun-Blush TomatoesGuests will also be served a selection of bowl food, including:Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young LeeksPea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan CrispsTen Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and CracklingSweet canapés will also be served, including:Champagne and Pistachio MacaroonsOrange Crème Brûlée TartletsMiniature Rhubarb Crumble TartletsClick here for more about what’s happening at the reception. Jonny Wilkinson and Shelley Jenkins Credit:Ian West /PA 5:51PMGospel version of Stand By Me ‘was Prince Charles’ idea’ 2:18PMThe food being served this lunchtime Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel Amal and George Clooney Credit:Gareth Fuller /PA Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria, on their way to Windsor Crowds applaud the couple’s first kissCredit:Danny Lawson /PA Missing though, was Meghan’s father Thomas Markle, who was thousands of miles away in Mexico after pulling out just days ago due to ill health.Ms Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, was there for her daughter and the Prince of Wales was asked by the bride to step in and walk her up the aisle of the Quire to meet Prince Harry.The couple joined their guests for a reception in Windsor Castle hosted by the Queen.  The Duchess of Cambridge’s family, including her parents Michael and Carole,  brother James and sister Pippa, have arrived at St George’s Chapel for the royal wedding.  Tens of thousands of royal fans are expected to descend on the Berkshire town to catch a glimpse of the bride and groom, as police effectively create a ring of steel around the castle in a massive security operation.Weather forecasters are expecting wall-to-wall sunshine, meaning the newlywed couple will be able to ride through Windsor town centre in the open top Ascot landau for their carriage procession. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel i 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 Pippa is wearing a Hepburn dress by British brand The Fold – made of pure Italian silk, it is patterned with a delicate floral print inspired by chinoiserie. Prince Harry and his best man the Duke of Cambridge have arrived at St George’s  Chapel, in Windsor Castle, for his wedding to Meghan Markle.Both Harry and the Duke of Cambridge are wearing the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals. Crowds applaud the couple's first kiss According to a list of the hats designed by milliner Philip Treacy, Winfrey is wearing a natural sweeping brimmed hat with artisan sculpted flower.A host of other celebrities are expected to attend the star-studded ceremony.  Click here for more today’s guest list. Crowds around 30 deep jostle for a view of the couple’s processionCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph  12:08AMMeghan Markle’s cousin says “she’ll make a great wife” Dean Stott, a friend of Prince Harry who last Saturday completed his cycle ride of the 14,000 mile Pan-American Highway in a record 99 days, was among the guests.He told The Telegraph’s Patrick Sawer: “It was a really lovely occasion, a beautiful day. It was lovely to be able to make it back in time and it was an honour and a privilege to be there.” 8:31PMMeghan’s Stella dress The Order of Service Credit:Toby Melville /PA Amal Clooney and George Clooney  Le Dauphiné (Grenoble) Jessica Mulroney – one of Meghan Markle’s best friends – has posted of her pride of being involved in the royal wedding. Ms Mulroney runs a bridal store in Toronto, where Meghan used to film Suits, and is said to have helped the bride choose her wedding gown.The two became friends and she is married to Benedict Mulroney, the son of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.The family were photographed arriving at Heathrow Airport with her family on Tuesday night.The fraternal twin sons of Jessica and Ben are seven years old – and helped carry Ms Markle’s huge train today. She posted a picture of them on Instagram with the caption simply reading: “Proud friend. Proud mom.” Jonny Wilkinson and Shelley Jenkins  Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre Idris Elba and Sabrina DhowreCredit:Ian West /PA The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Earl Spencer, the brother of Diana, Princess of WalesCredit:Stephen Lock / i-Images  MIke and Zara TindallCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA 1:40PMMeghan’s father: ‘My baby looks beautiful and very happy’ Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario Sir Elton John waves as he leaves St George's Chapel  Royal fans in their sleeping bags to hold a spot at the front of barriers for the carriage procession outside Windsor Castle,Credit:Frank Augstein /AP Two large arrangements also sit either side of the High Altar in the Windsor Castle chapel.The display, which also features foxgloves with branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, also extends to outside the chapel, lining the West Steps and surrounding the West Door through which Meghan will enter the church. Not long now until they walk down the aisle. A marriage made in heaven. The world will be watching. Not everyone is invited to the event itself, of course, but you’ll get the next best seats. Join us for the Romance of the FA Cup. Chelsea v Manchester United on @BBCOne at 16.10.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 19, 2018 9:19AMMood in Windsor grows more festive as chill gives way to sunshine 5:21PMRoyal wedding body language expert: Meghan Markle was ‘strength of ceremony’  Royal fans keep warm in sleeping bags early on Saturday Fans arrive along The Long Walk to watch the carriage procession after the weddingCredit:AP Royal fans sleep in their sleeping bags to hold a spot at the front of barriers for the carriage procession outside Windsor Castle, 3:28PM’Take your time’, spectators warned in mass Windsor exodus  Crowds gather ahead ofthe wedding of the year. Crowds gather early in WindsorCredit:David Rose  Sir Elton John, who has arrived for the ceremony with husband David Furnish, was seen warmly embracing David and Victoria Beckham, as well as singer James Blunt. An armed police officer walks past well wishers Sir Elton John waves as he leaves St George’s Chapel Credit:Chris Jackson /PA  Early morning Royal fans arriving in Windsor 12:01PMAnd here she is! Meghan arrives at Chapel’s west steps The Queen arrives Flags Flags aloft in WindsorCredit:Jeff Gilbert for The Telegraph  To the sound of champagne corks popping and cameras clicking, the crowd, basking in the sun, provided a jovial running commentary on the guests’ outfits.Many stood to watch the steady procession while others simply sat and soaked up the atmosphere, reading newspapers and sipping prosecco.A few dipped into their “goody bags” – canvas bags inscribed with Harry and Meghan’s initials and packed with branded chocolate, shortbread, a magnet, a bottle of Windsor Castle water and a wedding programme, not to mention a voucher for 20 per cent off in the castle shop.On occasion, the crowd fell silent as they studiously watched the procession, trying to identify well-known faces and admiring the colourful parade.“Try and get to know your neighbours really well,” a member of staff yelled at them. “Make friends, sit tight, enjoy yourselves.” The Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex have also taken their seats inside the Quire of St George’s Chapel.  Meghan Markle leaving the Cliveden House Hotel  A huge firework display has lit up the night sky over Windsor .Crowds still celebrating in the town centre cheered as rockets flew above Frogmore House, where guests are gathered for the evening party. Prince Harry looks at his bride, Meghan Markle, as she arrives accompanied by the Prince of Wales Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Windsor Castle 12:19PMAddress by The Most Reverend Michael Curry Despite not being invited to the Windsor Castle wedding, the Hello singer donned a fascinator and veil for the big occasion and toasted the happy couple from her home with a glass of champagne.Adele remembered Diana, Princess of Wales in a poignant message to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding day. The display has been carefully crafted by floral designer Philippa Craddock.Video: St George’s Chapel adorned with flowers Flags are handed out to wedding spectators in WindsorCredit:BENOIT TESSIER /Reuters Serena Williams with her husband Alexis OhanianCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph  Royal fans arrive at Windsor and Eton Riverside StationCredit:James Hardisty /PA 10:05AMWedding rings will be made of platinum and Welsh gold The Archbishop of Canterbury speaksCredit:Owen Humphreys /PA St George’s Chapel has been adorned with floral displays ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot.The first pictures from inside the historic building show foliage, white peonies, white garden roses and other white blooms adorning the front of the organ loft, towering above the seats.A central arch will serve to frame the royal couple as a congregation of family, friends and well-wishers watch them take their vows. Dean Stott arrives for the wedding ceremony Women react during a royal wedding party at the Cat and Fiddle pubCredit:LUCY NICHOLSON /Reuters Royal wedding fever is mounting, but it is not the only big event of the day – it is also FA Cup final day.Prince William, president of the Football Association, is missing the FA Cup final in favour of the wedding celebrations.Click here to find everything you need to know about the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea. Next is a reading from the Song of Solomon read by The Lady Jane Fellowes (Princess Diana’s sister) from the Nave. Here, Tristram Saunders examines the significance of the reading.The ceremony is being played through loudspeakers hanging on the side of  Windsor Castle, so the crowds gathered on the streets outside can hear but not  see proceedings.  Some have been camped out near the castle walls for days, while others arrived as early as 4am to secure a good spot.  2:23PMMeghan Markle to make speech at wedding reception  7:13AMOrder of service revealed: British pageantry, soul music and gospel Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s ChapelCredit:Jonathan Brady /PA The Order of Service  12:40PM’I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife’   7:34PMRick Hoffman defends ‘pulling faces’ Prince Harry too will be thinking of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in car crash when he was 12.He has invited her three siblings, Earl Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, as a way of honouring her. Lady Jane is giving a reading.Ms Markle will leave her country hotel with her mother to be driven to Windsor Castle, giving the first glimpse of the bride in her wedding gown.She will walk through the Nave of the stunning chapel on her own, followed by a procession of bridesmaids and pageboys, before meeting Charles at the start of the Quire.Prince William, whose children Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be among the young helpers, will be supporting his younger brother Harry at the altar. A royal kiss: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss after their wedding ceremony Her friend, a teacher from Jamaica, declined to speak as she was pulling a sickie. But who could blame her? “Today will be the most amazing party on the planet,” asserted Fiona Coulter, 40, from Nottinghamshire, a rolled up Union Jack in her hand.“Harry is marrying an American – if that’s not reason for a global celebration what is?” Meghan Markle’s father Thomas, unable to attend the wedding after undergoing emergency heart surgery, was believed to be watching in California, unperturbed by the 4am start, reports Rozina Sabur.”My baby looks beautiful and she looks very happy,” he said.The 71-year-old told US site TMZ he was “emotional and joyful” as he watched the ceremony.”I wish I was there and I wish them all my love and happiness,” he added. Sarah Ferguson was also pictured arriving. She arrived accompanied by two page boys who held up her train as she made her way up the chapel’s steps alone.She was wearing a simple, long-sleeved white dress, with veil covering her face.  12:11PMCouple hold hands as ceremony begins Stopping at the top of the stone steps, the pair shared a kiss to the delight of onlookers. The ring given to Meghan Markle as a wedding gift 12:54PMYoung cellist from Nottingham plays during signing of the register Chelsy Davy, centre, arrivesCredit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before they say their vows A royal kiss: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss after their wedding ceremonyCredit:AP The moving, soul classic Stand By Me by Ben E King will be performed by Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir, with the gospel singers also delivering Etta James’ uplifting version of Amen/This Little Light of Mine – a favourite in African-American churches.The presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church Bishop, Michael Curry will give the address.Celebrities including Meghan’s former Suits co-stars Patrick J. 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Toyo Aluminium turns to art to boost creativity

first_imgSomething for the weekend…Japanese aluminium foil producer, Toyo Aluminium, has turned to artistic means to stimulate its executives’ creative thinking.During a conference for 20 of the organisation’s executives, including its president Hiroshi Yamamoto, the group was given large sheets of paper, split into small teams and asked to paint their vision for the organisation’s growth using just pastels and their fingers.For instance, Yamamoto drew a red diagonal line across pools of colours including blue, purple and orange, signalling his intent to lead the business upwards.Masao Imasu, chairman of Toyo Aluminium, introduced the initiative to spark inspiration for new growth drivers and to hone people management skills. He was prompted to do so following slow organisational growth, which has declined by 17% over the last five years.Imasu said: “We need to increase our ability to think strategically about where we want to take our business in this environment.“Drawing helps to awaken and sharpen our senses.”The Employee Benefits team is wondering how many other workplace team building and engagement initiatives can inspire such artistic creativity…last_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Wilmington Town Clerk’s calendar, there are several town and school board, committee and commission meeting scheduled for the week of Sunday, February 24, 2019.Sunday, February 24No MeetingsMonday, February 25The Wilmington Community Development Technical Review Team meets at 9:30am in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.Tuesday, February 26The Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.The Shawsheen Tech School Committee meets at 7:30pm in the school’s John P. Miller School Committee Meeting. The agenda will be posted HERE.Wednesday, February 27The Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in the Town Hall Auditorium at 7pm. Read the agenda HERE.Thursday, February 28The Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 7pm in High School’s Large Instruction Room. The agenda will be posted HERE.Friday, March 1No MeetingsSaturday, March 2No Meetings(NOTE: While unlikely, it is possible additional meetings could be added to this week’s calendar on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.  It’s best to check the Town Clerk’s calendar mid-week.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWhat Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Government”What Are Town Boards & Committees Talking About? (Week of August 25, 2019)In “Government”What’s Happening At Town Meetings This Week? (Week of September 8, 2019)In “Government”last_img read more

No need to take seriously threats on Kashmir by alQaida chief

first_imgNew Delhi: India has the capability of taking care of its territorial integrity and sovereignty and there is no need to take seriously the threats on Kashmir by al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, the External Affairs Ministry said Thursday. In a video, Zawahiri, who took over the reins of al Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden, said, “I am of the view that the Mujahideen (armed terrorists) in Kashmir — at this stage at least — should focus with single mind on inflicting unrelenting blows on the Indian Army and government so as to bleed the Indian economy and make India suffer sustained losses in manpower and equipment.” Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Reacting to it, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India’s security forces are capable and equipped to protect the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. “We keep hearing of such threats and it is not the first time that we received such a threat. I don’t think we need to take it seriously,” Kumar said in response to a question. “Al Qaeda is a UN-prescribed terror organisation and their leader is UN-designated terrorist. Our security forces are capable and equipped…not to worry about these threats. They have the capability of taking care of our territorial integrity and sovereignty,” he said. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The video was posted on ‘As-Sahab’ channel, an in-house production of al Qaeda used to relay the organisation’s views to the world, also asked the terrorists “to establish stronger channels of communication with their Muslim brethren all over the world”. Zawahiri hails from Egypt and the US has announced a reward of USD 25 million for information leading to his arrest or death. The al Qaeda chief also warned the terrorists not to fall into the trap of Pakistan, which he termed as a puppet of the US.last_img read more