Where Theres A Wheel Richie Parker Top NASCAR Engineer

The fact that Richie Parker can ride a bike and repair cars doesn’t seem like much of a big deal–until you see that he doesn’t have arms.Parker was born without arms, but that never stopped him from doing anything. Blessed with that I-can-do-anything spirit, Parker has landed a job as an engineer for Hendrick Motorsports, Nascar’s most winning organization.Rex Stump, engineering manager at Hendrick said, “Based on his resume, I knew he could do the things that I needed him to do, it was more a question of how,”Parker found a way, and there he was on the floor using his feet to build custom high-performance automotive parts.Parker’s inspiring story aired in a segment on ESPN on Sunday and even NBA Hall of Fame legend, Magic Johnson was moved by Parker’s story. “Richie Parker’s story proves that you can do anything you set your mind to. We should all stop complaining and giving excuses.” Johnson tweeted.Watch the video above. read more

The Seahawks Dont Stand A Chance Unless Russell Wilson Can Keep Up

The most anticipated matchup of the divisional round of the NFL playoffs might be the Atlanta Falcons’ No. 1 scoring offense against the Seattle Seahawks’ No. 3 scoring defense. But the game between the two teams may be decided when the ball is in Russell Wilson’s hand.When the two met in Week 6, the Seahawks edged the Falcons in Seattle, 26-24. But both teams have played a lot of football since then, and though Wilson has already led the Seahawks to eight playoff wins in his young career, he might not have enough talent around him to go into the Georgia Dome on Saturday and end the Falcons’ season.The most obvious change to either team has been the Seahawks’ loss of safety Earl Thomas; his five-year Pro Bowl streak ended when he missed five of the Seahawks’ last six regular-season games with injuries. With him patrolling the backfield, the Seahawks allowed just 16.4 points per game. In the Seahawks’ five regular-season games without him, opponents averaged 22.4 points, including 34 points in a home capitulation to the already-eliminated Arizona Cardinals.But as much as the Seahawks have missed Thomas, it is their offense that has struggled with explosiveness and consistency all season. The 26-6 final score of last week’s wild card game against the Detroit Lions might make it look as though the Seahawks are back to business as usual. But going into the fourth quarter the score was just 10-6.While the Seahawks’ offensive line earned praise for its dominant run-blocking performance against Detroit, it also allowed slumping Lions pass-rusher Ezekiel Ansah to register two sacks, as many as he tallied throughout the regular season. The Seahawks will have a much tougher task on Saturday when they face the Falcons’ Vic Beasley, who had 15.5 sacks in the regular season.Tailback Thomas Rawls set a franchise playoff rushing record against the Lions, but going into the rematch with the Falcons there’s little depth behind him. Christine Michael, the Seahawks’ top rusher in the first Atlanta game, now plays for the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that C.J. Procise, who has been out since Week 11 with a shoulder injury, will be a game-time decision; fifth-round rookie Alex Collins would be the only option behind Rawls if Procise can’t go.Between Michael, tailback C.J. Spiller and receiver/returner Tyler Lockett, 43 percent of the Seahawks’ 333 total yards in Week 6 were produced by players no longer on the Seahawks active roster, and the Falcons still outgained them 362-333 in that game. Wilson targeted wideouts on just 43.2 percent of his attempts; according to Pro Football Reference’s charting, he attempted only two passes deeper than 14 yards all day. He threw no touchdowns.The lack of deep passing that day was partly by design, to keep opposing pass-rushers off the banged-up Wilson.“We’ve been careful in how we would expose Russ,” head coach Pete Carroll later told the team’s official site. “He was begging us to do more and all that, but we were trying to do the right thing by him, and he was doing phenomenal things just to play for the last two months.” But Wilson’s adjusted yards-per-attempt didn’t increase meaningfully after that interview.Though three rushing touchdowns got Seattle the points they needed to win in Week 6, they might not have happened if the Falcons hadn’t set them up: Ryan’s sack-fumble on his own nine-yard line led to the game’s first score; his interception near midfield set up the last one.Even then, it almost wasn’t enough. The Seahawks’ final go-ahead field goal still left Ryan and company with a 1:57 to drive for a game-winning score; a controversial fourth-down no-call sent them packing:Since that play, however, the Falcons spent the season improving — and proving themselves the better team.In Football Outsiders’ Weighted DVOA, which prioritizes recent performance, the Falcons are the No. 4-ranked overall team at 19.8 percent; the Seahawks are ranked 14th at 4.7 percent. While the Seahawks’ offense ranked 17th in both season-long (-2.7 percent) and weighted (-2.1 percent) DVOA, the Falcons’ defense rises from 27th (8.1 percent) to 22nd (5.6 percent) when recent games are more heavily weighted.Now Wilson will have go on the road and score more points against the improved Falcons than Ryan can score against the Seahawks’ struggling defense.Check out our latest NFL playoff predictions. read more

Jackets flop to Penguins then end skid with win

Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Washington Capitals 4The last two players any struggling team’s goalie wants to see coming up the ice towards them are Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. Unfortunately for the Columbus Blue Jackets, the NHL schedule doesn’t afford them a choice in the matter.Coming off of a heart-wrenching loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in which the Jackets gave up a 3-1 lead with under three minutes remaining, Columbus looked to rebound against Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals.Washington kicked off the scoring with a goal on a wrister by Nicklas Backstrom.  From that point on, Jackets’ captain Rick Nash put the team on his back and refused to lose.He scored the Jackets’ first goal on a backhander in the second period. Nash then assisted on R.J. Umberger’s goal to give Columbus the lead on the power play.In the third, Washington struck back with two goals by Brooks Laich and another by Quentin Laing.Raffi Torres came up with two goals of his own, including the equalizer in which Columbus had an empty net with twenty-three seconds remaining.In overtime, former OSU player Umberger scored again on a gorgeous assist from Nash to end the Jackets’ struggle. Columbus finally dispelled the stretch of bad luck that seemed to be plaguing them.      Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (SO)When you are being picked on and pushed around, the code of the schoolyard demands that you call out the biggest, baddest dude on the block and bloody his nose to re-establish your toughness.So with the Blue Jackets coming into Friday’s game losers of four of their last five and having given up 26 goals during that stretch, they looked to prove themselves against the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins.But there’s a reason that the bully is feared.The Columbus Blue Jackets, leading 3-1 in the third period, seemed to be getting the better of the fight until the Penguins got up off the mat, dusted themselves off and, with three minutes remaining in regulation, delivered a two-goal combination that sent the game into overtime.After five minutes of overtime saw both combatants still standing, Pittsburgh’s center Sidney Crosby delivered the knockout punch on the Penguins’ second shot of the shootout. The Jackets’ Kristian Huselius couldn’t counter, and the game was over.“It should have never got to a shootout,” Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock said. “We haven’t had the killer instinct. We could have shut the door and really hurt them, but we didn’t.”The 19,136 fans in attendance seemed to be split evenly between the Jackets and the Penguins when the game began. The bipartisan crowd traded chants, cheers and jeers throughout the night.Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash got the scoring started with just fewer than two minutes remaining in the first period. During a power play, he put a shot on goal with a nifty wrap-around move. The rebound kicked out to Jackets center Derick Brassard, who fired a slapshot from the right circle.Pittsburgh backup goalie Brent Johnson made the save, but the puck came off his blocker to Nash, who was on his knees in the slot. He put it past Johnson for a 1-0 lead.Nash struck again in the second period with a wrister off a nice pass from Jackets center Antoine Vermette that beat Johnson high and right.Pittsburgh struck back later in the period with a short-handed goal by left winger Chris Kunitz off an assist by Crosby.The Jackets closed out the second period scoring with a goal that highlighted the type of teamwork and hustle that was on display during Columbus’ early season winning streak.Jackets defenseman Marc Methot laid out and blocked a Pittsburgh shot in the corner.Columbus’ Derek Dorsett raced up center ice and passed to teammate Samuel Pahlsson. Pahlsson fed it right back to Dorsett who faked right and then went left with a backhander that Johnson couldn’t handle.In the third period, the Jackets seemed content with their lead.“We started to play the clock far too early,” Hitchcock said. “We took our foot off the gas, and we didn’t get the game shut down.”Pittsburgh capitalized.Penguin defenseman Martin Skoula fired a slapshot that Mason deflected. Another Penguins player fell in front of Jackets goalie Steve Mason, screening him from the puck. Ruslan Fedotenko cleaned up the rebound to bring the Penguins within one.Thirty-nine seconds later, Pittsburgh defenseman Alex Goligoski tied it up with a laser from between the circles.Mason stood tall in overtime. He stopped several Penguin point-blank attempts in front of the net.But the shootout proved to be too much for him. Crosby, taking Pittsburgh’s second shot, appeared to be stopped in his attempt. But the puck inched across the goal line just under Mason’s stick.“I thought he had me,” Crosby said of the game-winner. “I tried to get him to bite a little bit. I’ll take them however they go.”The Jackets stood toe-to-toe with the reigning champions and for 57 minutes appeared to be getting the better of them. This time, however, the bully won. read more

OSUs Marder catching on with professional league

For the Ohio State softball team, the season is over. But one senior will trade away her Buckeyes uniform to represent a new team.Catcher Sam Marder, Ohio State’s all-time home run and RBI leader, will suit up for the Akron Racers this summer in the National Pro Fastpitch league.Marder was the seventh overall pick and first selection for Akron.“I’ve been watching her play for four years and her work ethic and athleticism is unbelievable,” said Joey Arrietta, president and general manager for the Racers.Though Marder is known for her hitting, Arrietta considered that a bonus when she drafted the two-time All-American.“To make your pitching staff the best it can be, you need a great receiver on the other end,” Arrietta said. “I looked first at the catcher she was. You need to allow the pitcher to throw every type of pitch in her repertoire. I think we have a solid pitching staff and my job was to get the best catcher out there to help.”Marder will face difficult competition as big names like Jennie Finch, Cat Osterman and Jessica Mendoza all play in the league. In fact, 10 out of the 17 players for the 2010 USA national team will be playing in the NPF.Though Marder is facing tougher competition, Arrietta expects nothing less than a stellar performance this year from her starting catcher.“I expect her to make a great transition from the collegiate game to our level,” she said. “I think she has had a significant amount of experience and I expect her to be part of that starting lineup and make an impact in our lineup.”The league features four teams: the Chicago Bandits, Tennessee Diamonds, USSSA Pride and Akron Racers.With four teams in the league, the five-round draft set-up only allows teams to pick the best seniors in college softball.Marder will play under two-time Olympic Gold medalist Crystl Bustos. Bustos, who retired from the Racers this past summer, has agreed to be the field manager.Marder will also have a chance to reunite with former OSU player Jamee Juarez. The combo played together in the 2006-2007 season.Though Marder could not be reached to comment, she said earlier this season she is excited for the opportunity to play professional softball.The excitement between Marder and the Racers is mutual.“Four years ago I didn’t know if we were going to be able to get her into a Racers uniform,” Arrietta said. “Now that she is, I am extremely thrilled and can’t wait to see what she does for us.” read more

Alma Deutscher 11yearold music prodigy wins standing ovation for her first fulllength

first_imgThe 11-year-old has previously been compared to a “mini Mozart”, in recognition of her early talents, but has insisted: “I think for me it’s more interesting to be Alma.”She began her musical career at the age of two when her parents noticed her interest in a Strauss lullaby.At three she was playing a toy violin, composing pieces for the piano at four and writing a full sonata at six.She finds much of her musical inspiration while skipping.Representatives for Miss Deutscher said it was too early to confirm whether the two-and-a-half-hour opera will make its way to a British stage in the future. The opera, Cinderella Alma Deutscher now hopes to take her opera worldwide  “I hope that after this performance, it will be performed all around the world, that everyone will want to put it on and everyone will want to know it.”When asked about her future plans, on Radio 4’s Today programme, she added: “After Cinderella, I want to write my piano concerto, because I’ve written the third movement but I’ve got to finish the second movement.“I’m also writing a book now and I want to publish it, and make it into a film, and then I want to write music for the film.”Her opera tells the story of a young composer, Cinderella, whose poetic prince falls in love with a melody she wrote, vowing to track her down. Miss Deutscher playing the violin aged eight Miss Deutscher playing the violin aged eight The opera, Cinderella An 11-year-old British music prodigy received a standing ovation for her first full-length opera, after it premiered in Vienna, as she speaks of her hopes of taking the show around the world.Alma Deutscher, a composer, pianist and violinist, began working on Cinderella three years ago, and performed it under the eye of conductor  Zubin Mehta on Thursday night.The show, which the Telegraph awarded four stars, received a warm response from its audience of 300, with Miss Deutscher now exploring plans to take it elsewhere.“Of course I’m extremely proud,” she said . “If anyone had told me a few years ago that my opera would be put on in Vienna, I would have thought it was a joke. 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. Alma Deutscher now hopes to take her opera worldwide  Her wicked stepmother is played as the over-the-hill director of an opera house, while her step-sisters are “pompous prima donnas”.The schoolgirl composer also appears in the German-language opera, playing musical interludes on the piano and at one point accompanying Cinderella on the violin at the Vienna’s Casino Baumgarten theatre.German media describe her as a “Wunderkind”.Miss Deutscher, who lives with her parents in Dorking, Surrey, has proclaimed herself “extremely excited” about the performance at Vienna’s Baumgarten palace, saying she had dreamt about how it’s going to look like on the stage.last_img read more

Donald Trump says Brexit is a blessing for the world after meeting

first_imgThe political leaders shake hands on day two of the British Prime Minister’s visit to the countryCredit:Andrew Parsons / i-Images Describing Brexit as a “blessing to the world”, the president said the vote to leave the EU was a “tremendous asset, not a liability”.He vowed to do a free trade deal with Britain, while attacking the European Union – which he described as “the consortium” – for making it hard for companies to do business.Mr Trump said that the people of Britain voted for Brexit because “people want to know who is coming into their country and have control of trade”.In return, the Prime Minister hailed Mr Trump’s “stunning” election victory and confirmed that the president had given his “100 per cent” backing to Nato amid fears he would abandon support for the military organisation. Mrs May highlighted the already strong trade links between the US and the UK.She added: “The president and I are ambitious to build on this relationship in order to grow our respective economies, provide the high-skilled, high-paid jobs for working people across America and across the UK.“We are discussing how we can establish a trade-negotiation agreement, take forward immediate high-level talks, lay the groundwork for a UK/US trade agreement and identify the practical steps we can take now in order to enable companies in both countries to trade and do business with one another more easily.” Brexit is going to be a wonderful thing for your countryDonald Trump Brexit and a new trade dealThe President said that Brexit was a “wonderful thing” for the UK and would enable it to forge its own independent identity after leaving the EU.Mr Trump highlighted the fact that he forecasted that Britain would vote to leave the EU on the day before the referendum vote during a visit to Scotland.”I happened to be in Scotland when Brexit happened,” he said. “I said Brexit is going to happen and I was scorned in the press for making that prediction. Lo and behold the following day it happened. Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher during a meeting in 1984Credit:ARCHIVES UPI/AFP/Getty Images “I don’t know the gentleman, I hope we have a fantastic relationship,” he said. “That’s possible and it’s also possible that we won’t. We will see what happens.”He added that it would not be possible to see how the relationship worked out until later.”I have had many times where I thought I would get along with people and I don’t like them at all. And I have had some where I didn’t think I was going to have much of a relationship and it turned out to be a great relationship.”So, Theresa, we never know about those things do we? But I will tell you one thing: I will be representing the American people very strongly.”TortureAhead of the trip, Mrs May made clear that the UK would never sanction torture after Mr Trump said he wanted a return to water-boarding and other “enhanced interrogation techniques”.However, Mr Trump sought to defuse a potential row by highlighting the fact that his new Secretary of Defence, James Mattis, was opposed to torture.He said: “We have a great general who has just been appointed secretary of defence. The political leaders shake hands on day two of the British Prime Minister's visit to the country Mr Trump stands with the Prime Minister after arriving at the White House in WashingtonCredit:Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Mrs May gestures during the news conference They also posed for photographs in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on FridayCredit:AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais “He has stated publicly he does not believe in water-boarding, torture, enhanced  interrogation.”I don’t necessarily agree but I tell you he will override because am giving him that power.”The new Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher?Challenged by the BBC about his views on torture, Russia, banning Muslims and punishment for abortion, Mr Trump joked to Mrs May: “This was your choice of a question. There goes that relationship.”However, Mrs May said that the Special Relationship would enable her to have “frank and open” discussions with Mr Trump when they disagreed.”I confirm I have been listening to the President and the President is listening to me, she said. “There will be times when we disagree. The point of the special relationship is we are able to have that open and frank discussion. I am clear also there are many issues on which we agree.” Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher wave during a meeting in 1984 Mrs May and Mr Trump during their first joint press conference together Speaking in the East Room of the White House, Mr Trump said: “Today the United States renews our deep bond with Britain – military, financial, culture and political. We pledge our lasting support to this most special relationship.” He added: “That is why the US respects the sovereignty of the British people and their right of self-determination.“A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world and our relationship has never been stronger.” The Prime Minister said: “I’m so pleased that I’ve been able to be here today and thank you for inviting me so soon after your inauguration.“I’m delighted to be able to congratulate you on what was a stunning election victory. As you say, the invitation is an indication of the strength and importance of the special relationship that exists between our two countries – a relationship based on the bonds of history, of family, kinship and common interests.”  Here, The Telegraph rounds up exactly what was discussed in the leaders’ first joint press conference together: The Special RelationshipThe President said the US and UK had “one of the great bonds”, highlighting his mother’s Scottish roots as one reason that relationship was so important to him.“A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world, and our relationship has never been stronger,” he said, adding that he looked forward to working closely with Mrs May to strengthen ties.“We pledge our lasting support to this most special relationship,” Mr Trump said, with a nod in the Prime Minister’s direction.Mrs May congratulated Mr Trump on his “stunning” election victory and said that the Special Relationship was founded on the “bonds of history, family, kinship and common interest”.The Prime Minister also revealed that Mr Trump had accepted an invitation from the Queen to come to the UK later this year. The visit is expected to take place in the summer. Mrs May and Mr Trump walk alongside each other at the White House as she becomes the first world leader to meet the new President  The pair walk along the colonnades of the White HouseCredit:AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivaiscenter_img The pair walk along the colonnades of the White House Mrs May gestures during the news conferenceCredit:AP Photo/Evan Vucci U.S. President Donald Trump stands with Prime Minister Theresa May after arriving at the White House in Washington Mrs May also appeared to have won a concession from Mr Trump on the issue of torture, after he said earlier this week that he supports waterboarding because “we have to fight fire with fire”.Mr Trump said he would allow defence secretary General James “Mad Dog” Mattis to “override” his view on torture even if he does not agree with him. Gen Mattis has stated publicly that he does not believe in torture.On Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump said: “I don’t know the gentleman. I hope we have a fantastic relationship. That’s possible and it’s also possible that we won’t.“I have had many times where I thought I would get along with people and I don’t like them at all. And I have had some where I didn’t think I was going to have much of a relationship and it turned out to be a great relationship.” In the days following his election victory in November, Donald Trump could barely be reached on the telephone by Theresa May.But on Friday, Mr Trump marked the start of “this most special relationship” by taking her hand.The brief moment of familiarity came little more than an hour after the pair met for the first time as the president guided Mrs May down a slope at the White House. Mrs May and Mr Trump during their first joint press conference together President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May stand in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Friday Mrs May and Mr Trump hold hands at the White House as she becomes the first world leader to meet the new president Credit:Christopher Furlong/Getty Images It was described as a symbol of what Mr Trump went on to depict as the renewed bond between Britain and the US.Before they met, some had predicted that as Mrs May became the first foreign leader to meet the president since his inauguration eight days ago, the pair might struggle to hit it off.But in several appearances together, Mr Trump and Mrs May – who had earlier observed that “opposites attract” – displayed considerable warmth towards each other.In a joint press conference, Mr Trump predicted he and Mrs May would have a “fantastic” relationship and remarked on how quickly they had started to form a bond. She drew a direct comparison between their domestic agendas.”If you look at the approach we are taking, we want to put the interests of ordinary working people right up centre stage. Those people who feel the odds are stacked against them.”Donald Trump on Donald TrumpAsked about his “brash” persona, Mr Trump said: “I’m not as brash as you might think. I can tell you I think we are going to get along very well. I am a people person and I believe you are also Theresa.”Mr Trump concluded the press conference by saying: “I will tell you one thing, I will be representing the American people very strongly.” Mrs May had promised to use her talks with Mr Trump to discuss the importance of Nato, which he had previously described as “obsolete”.As Mr Trump nodded alongside her in the press conference, Mrs May said: “Today we have reaffirmed our unshakeable commitment to this alliance. Mr President, I think you confirmed that you are 100 per cent behind Nato.”The Prime Minister said she will pressure EU leaders to meet their Nato commitment of spending two per cent of national income on defence, something that Mr Trump has demanded. She confirmed that Mr Trump and his wife, Melania, would make a full state visit to the UK later this year and meet the Queen.Ahead of their talks, Mrs May said “thank you, Mr President” as he showed her a bust of Winston Churchill that he had returned to the Oval Office after it was removed by Barack Obama.Mr Trump, who said he could “often tell early if I’m going to get along well with someone” and called the Prime Minister a “people person”, held and rubbed Mrs May’s hand as they walked along the White House colonnade.Their meeting was in stark contrast to the last time a British prime minister met an American president – when Barack Obama used a visit to London and a meeting with David Cameron to warn that the country would be at the “back of the queue” in any post-Brexit trade talks. The Prime Minister signs the visitors' book at the White House The Prime Minister signs the visitors’ book at the White HouseCredit: @PressSec “Brexit is going to be a wonderful thing for your country. You are going to have your own identity and the people you want in your country and you are going to be able to make free trade deals.”Mr Trump was damning about the European Union, referring to it as the “consortium” and the “group” and highlighting his own bad business experiences with the body.The Prime Minister confirmed that she and the President had been holding discussions on a post-Brexit trade deal.She said: “The President and I are ambitious to build on this relationship in order to grow our respective economies, provide the high-skilled, high-paid jobs for working people across America and across the UK.”We are discussing how we can establish a trade negotiation agreement, take forward immediate high-level talks and identify the practical steps we can take now in order to enable companies in both countries to trade and do business with one another more easily.”Defence and securityMrs May said that Britain and the US were “united in recognition of Nato as the bulwark of collective defence” after Mr Trump’s repeated criticisms of the organisation.She said that Britain shared the concerns of the US that other nations were failing to invest enough and “share the burden”, adding: “It is only by investing properly in defence we can ensure we are properly equipped to face the challenges.”Britain and the US would “work closely together to defeat Daesh”, she said as she pledged to deepen “intelligence and security co-operation” and hinted at a new drive to defeat Daesh on the internet.She said: “We are discussing how we can work even more closely together in order to take on and defeat Daesh and the ideology of Islamist extremism wherever it is found.”RussiaThe press conference highlighted the stark differences between Britain and the US on Russia.Mr Trump refused to be drawn on suggestions that his administration would lift sanctions on Russia, saying that it was “very early to be talking about that”.Mrs May said she supported continued sanctions on Russia, and had advocated for that policy within the European Union.Mr Trump went on to say that while he hoped he had a “fantastic relationship” with Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, although he might come to find that he didn’t like him. 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Millionaire says wife of five months shouldnt get his £20m fortune because

first_imgMiss Levesque says Mr Hancox has not disclosed detail of his finances.She says evidence shows that he had assets of more than £20 million in 2007 – the same year he had declared himself bankrupt – and operated Swiss bank accounts in company names. A model and a commodities broker who separated five months after spending around £200,000 on their wedding have been fighting over the financial settlement for six times longer than they were together.Marilyn Levesque and Damien Hancox, who are both in their early 30s, lived together as a married couple for just five months but have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds fighting over a £20m fortune she claims he is hiding. Mr Justice Baker, who analysed the latest stage of their dispute at a public appeal hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London, has urged them to try to reach agreement.He was told that Miss Levesque had already spent more than £230,000 on lawyers.Judges have heard that they had enjoyed a “hedonistic” lifestyle after meeting in 2010 and living in a flat in South Kensington, London.They had married in July 2013 – after a ceremony Miss Levesque said cost about £200,000 – before separating in December 2013, and are now divorced.Mr Hancox, who has homes in Ibiza and Verbier, has won the latest round of the fight.A judge had made orders against him at a private family court hearing in London late in 2016.But he mounted an appeal – complaining of unfairness as a result of being forced to take part in the hearing over the telephone from Ibiza because he had pneumonia.Mr Justice Baker analysed his complaints on Thursday and concluded that rival claims should be reconsidered at a fresh hearing. 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.center_img Barrister Christopher McCourt, who represented Mr Hancox, said questions needed to be asked about how much Miss Levesque should walk away with after a marriage lasting less than half a year.He told Mr Justice Baker that she had “always lived in student-style accommodation”.Miss Levesque says money was “spent freely” during their marriage and said there were photographs of “bundles of cash” at the home they shared.Her lawyers told Mr Justice Baker that Mr Hancox would regularly spend more than £4,000 on a trip to a nightclub and ran up a credit card bill of more than £200,000 in a 12-month period.Barrister Justin Warshaw QC, who represented Miss Levesque, said the “mess” had been created because Mr Hancox had failed to disclose financial information.Mr Justice Baker told the pair that the case was “very expensive”, and added: “The more money you spend on legal proceedings the less money there will be to share between you at the end of the day.”last_img read more

How quickthinking mother saved family from Grenfell fire by flooding her flat

first_imgA quick-thinking mother caught in the Grenfell Tower inferno saved her family by flooding her 11th floor flat.Natasha Elcock, 39, was trapped along with her six-year-old daughter and boyfriend as the building was engulfed in flames.With the fire sweeping up the building Ms Elcock and her family had been told to stay put.But she acted swiftly rushing into the bathroom and turning on the taps.”I let the bathroom flood. It kept the flat damp. It may have saved our lives,” she told the Daily Star.  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.  Natasha ElcockCredit:Facebook  Natasha Elcock She was trapped in the flat for 90 minutes before the phone rang again telling her to make her escape.”We tried the door but it was too hot. We had our little girl on the wet floor and we went to the coldest room. “The door was buckling and the windows bubbling and cracking. It was terrifying.”She rang for help nearly 100 times and at one point was transferred to a call centre in Glasgow.Eventually, a fire crew reached them and they were led to safety before being taken to hospital where they were treated for smoke inhalation.last_img read more

Pret a Manger to introduce full ingredient labelling after teenagers allergy death

“I hope these measures set us on course to drive change in the industry so people with allergies are as protected and informed as possible.”Nothing is more important to Pret right now.” 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. Nadim and Tanya Ednan-Laperouse, with their son Alex, outside West London Coroners’ CourtCredit:Jonathan Brady /PA The food company said it will start trialling full ingredient labelling on product packaging from next month, adding that this will be rolled out to all UK shops as quickly as possible.Clive Schlee, Pret chief executive, said: “I want to say again how deeply sorry we are for the loss of Natasha.”I said we would learn from this tragedy and ensure meaningful changes happen. Pret a Manger has said that full ingredient labelling, including allergens, will appear on products after a teenager died from an allergic reaction to one of the chain’s baguettes.Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, from Fulham, south-west London, collapsed on board a flight in July 2016 after eating an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette she had bought at a Pret outlet in Heathrow Airport.The coroner at her inquest last week said she died of anaphylaxis after eating the Pret baguette. It contained sesame, to which she was allergic.Natasha’s father Nadim said she died because of “inadequate food labelling laws”, and joined the rest of her family in calling for a change in the law to save lives.Pret has announced that full ingredient labelling will be introduced to all products that are freshly made in its shop kitchens, and labels will list all ingredients, including allergens. Nadim and Tanya Ednan-Laperouse, with their son Alex, outside West London Coroners Court read more

Princess Eugenies royal wedding Time date details and latest news

After a number of meetings with the couple to finalise the design, the professional baker began working on the cake in July, creating detailed sugar flowers and foliage, from ivy and acorns to white flowers and maple leaves, which will decorate the five tiers of the cake.”With such a big cake, you need to start well in advance – especially with all the sugar work, so it was important to get going quite quickly,” she said.Ms Cabot added: “There are a lot of eggs involved and a lot of butter obviously just for the sheer amount of people who hope to have a piece of cake.”She went on to say: “It’s a lot of ingredients, it’s a huge scale, it’s a bit different for me. I’m used to baking on a much smaller scale – it’s a challenge.” As the trumpeters got in position, the nanny held George and Charlotte’s hands.Before that, George could be seen looking around the chapel and craning his neck to look up into the high ceiling.The prince could be seen shuffling his feet on the carpet beneath him, while Charlotte went up on her tiptoes at one point.The group of children were startled and jumped when the trumpeters performed an initial flurry, and Savannah appeared to put a finger in her ear as she anticipated what was to come. Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss Hack (right) Rain had threatened to cover the royal wedding all week, but come Friday morning the skies remained dry as guests arrived for the second royal wedding of the year.The grass alongside St George’s Chapel on Friday was bustling with lucky golden ticket holders invited to watch the Royal wedding unfold from within the grounds of Windsor Castle.There was a woman sporting union flag face paint whilst others wore their best finery but for many of the 1,200 members of the public wooly hats and gloves paired with walking boots and waterproof coats were the outfits of choice as the high winds threatened to steal a number of the guests hats.Ticket holders hoping to catch a glimpse of the princess unpacked their deck chairs as they sipped hot coffee and nibbled on shortbread and chocolate gifted to them upon arrival. Ticket holders also received a rain mac in their goodie bags just in case. Sophie Cabot making the cakeCredit:PA According to Buckingham Palace, the carriage will journey through the grounds of Windsor Castle, enter the town at Castle Hill and proceed along Windsor High Street, then return to the castle grounds at Cambridge Gate. Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank will also invite members of the Windsor community, representatives from their favourite charities, residents of the castle and some Royal Household staff to stand in the grounds, along with children from the local schools which Princess Eugenie attended.  The DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie Spectre Robbie Williams arrives as his mother's hat is blown from her head ridesmaids for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor CastleCredit:PA Celebrities have kept their followers updated on the big day with posts on social media. Jack Whitehall James Blunt, who attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this year, is expected to be at Princess Eugenie’s wedding. His wife Sofia Wellesley is the daughter of Lord and Lady John Henry Wellesley and he is a regular at Royal occasions.Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe became friendly with Princess Eugenie while lived in New York, working for the fine art auction house Paddle8.Plus, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have been seen dining and on holiday with Princess Beatrice over the years; if they want to attend a royal wedding they may have asked their friend to convince her sister to send an invitation their way. 7:27AMGuestlist: Who we think has made the cut The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh outside Windsor CastleCredit:PA Chelsy Davy, left, arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack BrooksbankCredit:PA Robbie Williams got a cheer from the crowds when he arrived in a limousine and waved back.Meanwhile, singers James Blunt and Ellie Goulding arrived at the wedding in the same coach.You’re Beautiful singer Blunt was accompanied by his wife Sofia Wellesley.Livin’ La Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin is also there. The Duchess of York and her youngest daughter, bride to be Princess Eugenie Credit:Peter Byrne/PA 6:06PM’Why aren’t you holding my hand?’: Lip reader unpicks ceremony Here’s a look at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in numbers:1 – Maid of Honour – Eugenie’s older sister Princess Beatrice1 – Best man – Jack’s younger brother, Thomas Brooksbank1 – Former royal – Eugenie’s mother and the Duke of York’s ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York1 – Km – Eugenie’s carriage procession route is around 1km (0.16 miles). Harry and Meghan’s full route was 3.3km (2.1 miles)2 – Days of celebrations – Festivities will continue at Eugenie’s family home on Saturday2 – Great grandchildren of the Queen who are not attending – babies Prince Louis and Lena Tindall3 – Hours of ITV coverage devoted to a special live screening of the ceremony2 – Pageboys – Prince George and Louis de Givenchy2 – Special Attendants – Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn6 – Bridesmaids – Princess Charlotte, Savannah and Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall, Theodora Williams and Maud Windsor8 – Years bride and groom have been together9 – Eugenie’s position in line to the throne17 – The wedding will be the 17th royal wedding or blessing to take place in St George’s Chapel since 186328 – Eugenie’s age32 – Jack’s age400 – Eggs being used for the red velvet and chocolate wedding cake, plus 53 packs of unsalted butter, 33lb (15kg) of organic self-raising flour, and 44lb (20kg) of sugar.850 – Congregation in St George’s Chapel1,200 – Members of public invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle100,000 – Number who applied for the ticketed public ballot£400,000 – Cost of policing Zara and Mike Tindall’s wedding in Scotland in 2011£543,000 – Cost of policing the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland.£2 million – Estimated cost of policing Eugenie’s weddingBetween £2 million and £4 million – Estimated cost of policing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding£6.3 million – Cost of policing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding£18 million – Cost of police operation for US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd. and Rt Hon John Sentamu, has written a personal prayer for the wedding service of Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank, which will be included in the order of service.The Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner will give the address at their wedding. The dean will also officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.James Vivian, director of music St George’s Chapel, has written descants for two hymns that will be sung during the service. The Duchess of Cornwall braved stormy weather on Royal Deeside to visit a tiny village school as her husband attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor.Camilla’s arrival at Crathie Primary in Aberdeenshire was delayed by a tree on the road as the area, home to the royals’ Balmoral residence, was lashed by high winds and heavy rain.She was given a tour of the school – which has just nine pupils – before visiting a new games pavilion in nearby Braemar.It is understood that Friday’s invitation was a long-standing one and Camilla did not want to let the schoolchildren down.After apologising for her late arrival, she told her guides, 11-year-old Logan Beedie and Zara Jones, 10: “It’s nice and blowy outside, isn’t it?”Camilla, who is known as the Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, shared her love of the local area and its wildlife with the pupils.She said she had never seen a capercaillie but had been fortunate to see some golden eagles, telling the children: “They’re wonderful creatures – they’re so big. When they have their wings out they’re huge.”The Duchess said nearby Lochnagar was a “special place” and told how she enjoyed cross-country skiing “because you can go for miles and miles, but it’s very hard work”.Camilla presented the pupils with books for the school library and she received a posy and card from the children. It is believed the Duke and Duchess of York tried to persuade Camilla, 71, to attend but to no avail.A source said: “It’s hard to see her turning down the invitation as anything other than a snub but she insists she has other engagements that she was invited to first.”Camilla’s no-show will be seen as opening up family rifts at a time when the royals are riding a wave of popularity following Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May. As she walked down the aisle, the newest member of the Royal family mouthed to his bride that she looked ‘perfect’.After a traditional ceremony, during which the maid of honour Princess Beatrice delivered a reading from The Great Gatsby, the couple kissed on the steps to cheers from well-wishers. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, watched on having arrived with the Queen amid speculation he might not attend. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to Windsor Castle – the venue for their royal wedding in May.  The baker, whose business is based in Fulham in west London, said about being chosen by the Queen’s granddaughter and her fiance: “Of course I was nervous, but at the same time really, really excited.”The cake will consist of three tiers of red velvet and two of chocolate sponge cake covered with butter cream, white icing and decorated with sugar work with an autumnal theme.Other ingredients include vanilla essence, vanilla bean paste and red food colouring to give the cake its distinctive hue.Ms Cabot said about the couple: “They were very excited about having red velvet, during the tastings red velvet and chocolate came out top.”It’s a lovely thing to have at this time of year as well – it’s a nice rich cake.”Not one cake is ever the same and this was extra because of the time of year and they wanted to keep it so seasonal – it was a real joy.”Ms Cabot was initially invited by the office of Eugenie’s father, the Duke of York, to meet the couple and discuss their wedding cake in early July – after supplying decorated bespoke biscuits to one of Andrew’s Pitch@Palace events. 1:27PMWho is royal nutritionist Gabriela Peacock? Ms Thorp said: “I was here for Harry and Meghan’s wedding. I never want to miss out on a royal occasion so I made a special effort to get here. “We both believe that we’re never going to see another royal wedding in our lifetime. It’s a chance to experience history- to be honest I don’t think the English get the side of it. “The royals have such sense of their duty and I’m here to celebrate that.”Claire Carson, 54, a self described royal fanatic who has attended every wedding since Charles and Diana and even slept on the street to catch the occasion in 1981 said: “I think Eugenie’s dress is elegant and classy. The shape of her tiara perfectly matched her dress, it suits here to a ‘t’. “It really reminded me of something Grace Kelly would have worn.  I think Jack looked nervous, but he looked really good. “I think anyone would be pleased if he was their son in law. He didn’t look like he had had a tequila, but his nerves made him look like he needed one.” Crowds gathered in Windsor for the royal wedding Crowds gathered in Windsor for the royal weddingCredit:Getty Andrea Bocelli Credit:Drew Gurian/Invision The Duke and Duchess of SussexCredit:AFP Debbie Skelton-Bethell, 52, from Shropshire, said: “It would have been nice to have screens outside of the castle, there’s supposed to be speakers but I don’t think they’ll reach out here.”Ms Skelton-Bethell arrived at 8.30am this morning to catch a glimpse of the wedding procession.She added: “I’m most excited to see the bride in her dress!” 9:25AMCelebrity guests begin arriving at a blustery Windsor The ceremony took place at the castle’s 15th Century St George’s Chapel with the Dean of Windsor David Conner officiating.  Princess Eugenie’s tiaraCredit:Reuters 9:43AMFlashback: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding 4:21PMThe 400-egg five-tier red velvet wedding cake Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank interviewed by ITV This Morning’s husband and wife duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth LangsfordCredit:PA 4:29PMJack’s bar Jack Brooksbank, who has a background in hospitality, is in charge of the drinks and has revealed Casamigos tequila will be on the menu.Mr Brooksbank works as the UK brand ambassador for Casamigos, the tequila company owned by George Clooney and his friend Rande Gerber, who is married to the supermodel Cindy Crawford. The Duchess of Sussex arrives Pixie Geldof and George Barnett  9:33AMPink is the early colour of choice Princess Beatrice Jack Brooksbank has paid tribute to his future wife Princess Eugenie, calling her a “bright shining light”.The Queen’s granddaughter returned the compliment and described her fiance as “so humble and generous” during a television interview ahead of their wedding.But Eugenie did reveal the moment she first saw Jack and the pair fell in love during a Swiss skiing trip.She initially thought “what a silly hat” Jack was wearing, but was “all butterflies and nervous” when he came over to say hello, and later rang her mother that night to say she had met a new guy.The couple were interviewed by husband and wife Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning, who quizzed them about wedding jitters.After Eugenie replied, “It’s definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves” she went on to describe her first encounter with Jack while on the slopes at a friend’ place in Verbier, Switzerland in 2010.With her fiance beside her, the princess added: “I thought, ‘what a silly hat!’ and I thought, ‘who’s that?’ and then you came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.”I think I rang my mum that night and said ‘I’ve met this guy Jack’… and that was it I think about how it started.”I remember being like ‘I really, really like this guy, I really want him to like me too’ and then you gave me this huge windscreen wiper wave and that was it, right, he likes me.” Sophie Cabot making the cake The first guests have begun to arrive and the earliest trending colour is pink.Book editor Karoline Copping, wife of Jimmy Carr, looks super chic in a bird-printed shift dress Princess Charlotte sticks out her tongue as she rides in a car to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms MarkleCredit:Andrew Milligan/pool photo via AP The wedding cake Prince Andrew used his father-of-the-bride speech to poke fun at his new son-in-law Jack Brooksbank. He mocked the groom with a joke about the family dog. Read about it here. 10:45AMBridesmaids and pageboys arrive Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive  The scene at St George’s Chapel was set once more for a showstopping royal wedding but replacing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the altar were Princess Eugenie and her groom.It was the turn of the Queen’s granddaughter and drinks executive Jack Brooksbank to take centre stage at Windsor Castle, 146 days after the blockbuster nuptials of Harry and Meghan on a scorching hot May day.Apart from the cooler weather, October 12 looked like a re-enactment of May 19, with perhaps a few more jackets, as guests milled around the Gothic chapel and greeted one another with kisses on both cheeks as they arrived.Women dressed to the nines and men in morning suits wandered the aisle and a din of chatter filled the chapel, making it feel more like a society soiree or VIP enclosure at a race meeting than a wedding service in a house of God.With a star-studded guest list of 800 in the congregation, around 200 more than the number at Harry and Meghan’s wedding, the seating was laid out differently, perhaps to accommodate the bigger crowd.Chairs were lined out facing into the aisle, with Kate Moss taking her seat on the front row, a familiar place for Moss who is in demand on “frows” at fashion week every season. The bride, Princess Eugenie, arrivesCredit:Getty 5:15PMStars reveal their royal wedding experiences on social media  Punters are making a last-minute gamble on Suzannah or Stella McCartney being the designer behind Princess Eugenie’s wedding gown.Erdem remains the favourite at the bookmakers at 2/1, but Ladbrokes said there has been a flurry of bets for British design brand Suzannah, with odds cut from 9/2 to 3/1.Meanwhile, Paddy Power has suspended betting on Eugenie wearing Stella McCartney after a flood of bets.Suzannah was founded by Suzannah Crabb and is known for creating wedding dresses with vintage charm and a modern edge.McCartney designed the halter neck gown Meghan wore to her evening wedding party.A Paddy Power spokesman said: “We’ve seen a lot of action on Stella McCartney to be the designer of Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress this morning, forcing us to stop taking bets.”The level of wagers could indicate insider knowledge, and the brand seems a good fit for the day with their positive environmental standpoint.”Jenny Packham is at 5/1 with Ladbrokes, Preen is 6/1 and Suzanne Neville is 8/1.Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “We know Princess Eugenie’s flying the flag for British designers, and punters are beginning to wonder if an upset could be on the cards for the likes of Suzannah or Preen, leaving Erdem to miss out on the big day.”Eugenie has already revealed she has chosen a British-based designer, and that she was set on the style she wanted from the start of her weddingplanning.”(The dress) is the one thing that I was really decisive about,” the princess told British Vogue magazine.”As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away. I never thought I’d be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I’ve been pretty on top of it.”Erdem is often Eugenie’s go-to choice and she wore the brand, founded by Canadian-born London-based designer Erdem Moralioglu, on the day her engagement was announced.Ralph & Russo, who made the gown for the Duchess of Sussex’s official engagement photo, are 14/1 to have been chosen by Eugenie.Eugenie has told how her wedding will be an environmentally friendly, anti-plastic affair. The Duchess of Sussex arrivesCredit:PA Prince George, five, will be joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy – the six year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe. Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora will be among the team of pageboys and bridesmaids, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The other bridesmaids will be Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla, and Zara Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia, along with Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman.Maud is sure to be guided by her classmate Prince George; the two are in the same class at St Thomas’ School in Battersea.The Queen’s youngest grandchildren, 14-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, and 10-year-old Viscount Severn, who are the children of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, will take on the role of Special Attendants. Gabriela Peacock is described in some quarters as the nutritionist for the Royal Family, but just who is she? And what does her “elite” nutritional actually look like?Who is she?Peacock says she has always been interested in health and nutrition, but it was her years in modelling that taught her the value of a balanced and nutritious diet. Jimmy Carr arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.Credit:Andrew Matthews/PA The groom Jack Brooksbank arrived in a Rolls Royce for his wedding day. Wisely deciding not to wear a hat, he chatted at the bottom of the steps where he will kiss his bride later today before walking up to the castle. He waved at well-wishers behind him. The Duchess later visited a new heritage centre named in honour of her husband, the Prince of Wales, where she watched a display of Highland dancing by 24-year-old Rachael Walker from Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire.The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion is situated in the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park, where the world-famous Braemar Gathering is held every September and regularly attended by the Queen.The centre, which will open to the public next spring, tells the story of Scotland’s Highland Games and is the new headquarters of the Braemar Royal Highland Society, organisers of the Gathering.Camilla admired a map of the site dating from 1906 and met members of the society and staff of The Prince’s Foundation, a charity founded by Charles which was involved in the building’s construction.David Geddes, president of the Braemar Royal Highland Society, said: “When the building was unveiled to Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Rothesay during the Braemar Gathering, the Duchess was unable to attend due to prior commitments.”However, we are delighted she has been able to see the building for herself and we look forward to welcoming her back in future.”He added: “Our hope is that people will come and visit when they are on holiday, and because they’ve been here they’ll be inspired to go to Highland Games around Scotland.”Robert Lovie of The Prince’s Foundation said: “It was a pleasure to welcome The Duchess of Rothesay to Braemar for her to see first-hand the completed Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion.”She was enthusiastic about the building’s beauty, the value of its purpose, and its ability to fit seamlessly into the surroundings.” Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie of York in a carriageCredit:PA 10:58AMThe bride, Princess Eugenie, arrives Dr Anthony Wallersteiner Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have left Windsor Castle following their wedding.The couple travelled in a silver Aston Martin driven by Mr Brooksbank. "Let's kiss," Eugenie told her husband Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor CastleCredit:Reuters St George's Chapel 10:27AMAndrea Bocelli to perform two pieces at service  Gabriela PeacockCredit:David M Bennett/Getty Dr Anthony WallersteinerCredit:Andrew Crowley Foliage and flowering branches, sourced locally from Windsor Great Park, with roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries, were draped around the church.One of the doors was dressed in a floral arch which was embellished with what looked like the Chinese lantern plant, giving the display a Halloween vibe.A hush fell over the chapel at about 10.30am and guests took their seats against the backdrop of music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.The bride’s arrival was heralded by trumpeters lined out at the back of chapel.While Meghan walked through the nave without her father on her arm, Eugenie had the Duke of York by her side.Andrew and Eugenie smiled at guests in the front row, while those in rows nearer the back bobbed from side to side trying to get a clear view of the bride in her Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos gown. Gabriela Peacock Pippa Middleton (centre) during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank They were swiftly followed by Prince William and Kate. But a shining star came in the form of Princess Charlotte who blew kisses to the crowd as she was driven down the drive towards the entrance of the chapel. “She’s so sweet, I love how much she loves it,” said one onlooker, whilst another added: “She’s such a wonderful little girl, I bet she’s having the time of her life”. Then came the Queen, who received cheers for the crowd, as many shouted happily to see her accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, whose attendance had not been confirmed beforehand. The onlookers then fell silent as they waited in anticipation for the bride, who swept by waving at the crowd. Many then settled back into their chairs as the ceremony began, following proceedings in their orders of service.Despite most in the crowd now shivering from the biting wind cheers erupted as the happy couple were pronounced husband and wife.  The tiara is made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pavé set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side. The tiara was bequeathed by Mrs Greville to Queen Elizabeth in 1942.Princess Eugenie is wearing diamond and emerald drop earrings which are a Wedding gift from the Groom.Wedding shoesThe Wedding shoes are satin peep-toe heels by Charlotte Olympia.The bride’s bouquetThe Wedding bouquet, created by floral designer Rob Van Helden’s sister, Patrice Van Helden Oakes, consists of Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses and trailing ivy.Sprigs of myrtle from Osbourne House are also included in the bouquet. The tradition of carrying myrtle began after Queen Victoria was given a nosegay containing myrtle by Prince Albert’s grandmother during a visit to Gotha in Germany. In the same year, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne House as a family retreat, and a sprig from the posy was planted against the terrace walls, where it continues to thrive today. The myrtle was first carried by Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, when she married in 1858.Bridal hair and make-upPrincess Eugenie’s hair was styled by Sonny-Jo MacFarlane, Hari’s, with make-up by Hannah Martin, Bobbi Brown.Maid of honourPrincess Beatrice is wearing an outfit by Ralph and Russo and a hat by Sarah Cant.  Bridesmaids’ dresses and page boys’ uniformsThese were designed by Amaia Arrieta of Amaia Kids. The design incorporates the Mark Bradford artwork included in the Order of Service.Bridesmaids’ flowersThe Bridesmaids’ flowers are by Rob Van Helden and reflect the design of the Bridal bouquet. The Bridesmaids each have posies of Lily of the Valley and spray roses.Special attendantLady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor is wearing a dress by Claudie Pierlot and hat by Emily London.Mother of the bride’s dressSarah, Duchess of York is wearing a dress designed by local Windsor company Emma Louise Design, with a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag. The bag was carried by Susan Barrantes at the Wedding of The Duke and Duchess of York in 1986. A screen shot of the Trip Advisor website offering hotels at a discounted rate Sarah Ferguson arrives at the royal weddingCredit:Getty Inside the afternoon reception, the centrepiece was without doubt the 400-egg autumnal cake. Designer Sophie Cabot said she was “honoured” to have been asked to make the royal wedding cake – which features enormous quantities of eggs, butter and flour.Ms Cabot began baking in earnest in Buckingham Palace’s kitchens on Wednesday for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s big day on Friday.The five-tier red velvet and chocolate cake will contain up to 400 eggs, at least 53 packs of unsalted butter, 15 kilograms of organic self raising flour, and 20 kilos of sugar.Ms Cabot, 33, said she felt “very honoured they have selected me”, and said about her first meeting with Eugenie and Jack in the summer, when she brought cake samples: “The couple were very relaxed, very comfortable. I got the feeling the cake was something they were very excited about.”It was a fun meeting as well because I don’t think it’s every day you have a meeting about cake and you get to try cake.” 8:53AMCrowds line the streets of Windsor “Being a model meant long days, extensive travel, and frequently staying in hotels with little choice with regards to food,” she told health blogger Natalie Glaze. “I experienced headaches, low energy, and frequently felt ill. Often, when it came to food, I had to just ‘grab and go’ and the processed foods I found myself picking up never made me feel or look great.”She noticed that by cutting out the processed foods and boosting her consumption of vegetables, fish, and complex wholegrains, she felt a “radical improvement in the way I felt”, with “buckets more energy”.Peacock eventually turned her hand to nutritional advice – a growing industry, with sales of sports nutrition products jumping from £52 million in 2013 to £66 million in 2015.She says she was “head-hunted” by Dr Tim Evans, the Queen’s GP, to become Head of Nutrition at his private clinic, the Grace Belgravia in central London.Here, she provides diet and lifestyle advice for a group she describes as “London’s fashion and celebrity elite”. Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson arrive at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding of Britain’s Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in WindsorCredit:Reuters Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss Hack (right) Credit:Getty Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy was chatting and mingling with friends to the side of the chapel before most guests took their seats.Guests seated in the nave were able to watch the 17-member orchestra and also see the readings as they were delivered from the organ screen.This meant guests in the nave at Eugenie’s wedding could see more and in turn may have felt more involved than they did at Harry’s nuptials.Family and friends of the couple, many of whom were attending their second royal wedding of 2018, were greeted with autumnal flowers on arrival at the 15th-century Gothic chapel.The displays created by Rob Van Helden had shades of oranges, reds and purples. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange ringsCredit:Getty 6:00AMThe big day is upon us Just a couple of seats down from Carr was Livin’ la Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin, sitting next to his partner Jwan Yosef.On the other side of the aisle, pop star Ellie Goulding and her fiance Caspar Jopling sat next to one another.The Burn singer could be seen glancing around the growing congregation and chatting to Jopling before the service started.A guest rushed up to Goulding at one point and kissed her on both cheeks before moving off to take her own seat. The couple are inviting 1,200 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle for their October wedding, following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.Announcing details of the wedding, a spokesman for Buckingham Palace said the couple would be inviting members of the public to share their day.”The couple are delighted to announce an opportunity for 1,200 people from across the United Kingdom to be invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day,” a spokesman said.”The attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the marriage service and watch as the bride and groom depart St George’s Chapel at the end of the ceremony.”Myrna Whiteson, the president of the Teenage Cancer Trust, will be among the attendees with her husband, Dr Adrian Whiteson. She told The Telegraph the Princess had become involved in the charity from an early age through her mother, the Duchess of York.”The Duchess of York officially opened our first specialist cancer unit in 1990 and has attended almost all of our 28 subsequent new unit openings across the UK, with Princess Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice accompanying her on numerous occasions.”Following the ceremony, the newlyweds will undertake a carriage procession through the town of Windsor, where members of the public will be able to get a glimpse of the couple. 10:11AMRobbie Williams arrives as his mother’s hat is blown from her head Logistics for the day also appear to be drastically simpler than on May 19, when visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were advised to travel first thing in the morning, book special car parks outside the town centre and be warned that they may not even be able to enter the main streets due to the sheer numbers of tourists.This time, the council has simply warned tourists to be mindful that the usual Windsor car parks may be very busy.Where on May 19, Great Western Railway and South Western Railway laid on extra trains and a more frequent service to Windsor stations, October 12 will see them operate a “normal Friday service”. Prince Philip walks towards Sarah, Duchess of YorkCredit:AFP 11:23AMPrincess Beatrice gives Great Gatsby reading  According to her website, Jeremy Clarkson, Anna Friel, Donna Air, and Alan Carr have all praised Peacock’s services. She also works as a nutritionist for Ten Pilates, a £3,300-a-year health club in Notting Hill, west London, which says its mission is to “celebrate endorphins”.Peacock sells a range of powders with names such as Slim Me, Calm Me, Protein Me, and Energise Me – each costs £100 for a month’s supply.The bestseller, Slim Me, is a gel sachet containing glucomannan, which swells up in the stomach to reduce hunger and balance blood sugar levels.Princess Eugenie spoke earlier this year about the tough exercise regime she is following before her wedding, taking an hour’s exercise at 7am each morning.Prince Harry, meanwhile, is believed to have lost half-a-stone in the run-up to his wedding with the help of Ms Peacock.Not everybody is so supportive of the powders, however, with Frankie Phillips, a specialist with the British Dietetic Association, warning that supplements like ‘Slim Me’ will not help with long-term weight loss.“Losing weight is not a quick journey and gimmicks which might help in the short term can be less than helpful for meaningful long-term weight loss, which requires a complete rethink of lifestyle to ensure that the weight lost is not piled back on again when you stop using a product,” she told The Mail on Sunday. Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday could end up looking fairly different to that of her cousin Prince Harry, it seems.The Queen’s 28-year-old granddaughter is set to marry 31-year-old wine merchant Jack Brooksbank on Friday at Windsor Castle, and everything from the guest size to the television audience right through to the weather is expected to differ from Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in May.But the two weddings will have one thing (or, rather, one person) in common: both Harry and Eugenie have been using the same nutritionist to help get them into shape before their big day. Naomi Campbell’s Instagram storyCredit:Naomi Campbell/Instagram The DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie Spectre. The couple are believed to be heading to the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, for their evening reception.Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, and her sister,  Princess Beatrice, followed behind the couple in a Rolls-Royce.  Prince Andrew and his daughter Princess Eugenie 8:55AMCelebrity guests will see the royal couple start married life Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, who has been headmaster of Stowe School for the past 16 years, told The Telegraph: “Jack is very kind, very caring. He was a prefect and head of house and he was very good with the younger children, those who were a bit lonely and homesick.“He’s a very talented tennis player and an all round great athlete. He played in the Coldstream Cup, a CCF competition that requires a lot of grit and determination.“I found his headmaster’s report for the year he left in 2004 and it read: “He has the making of an exceptional leader, he is naturally calm and generous. He will be a real asset in all areas of his future life. There are rumours George Clooney and his wife Amal will be in Windsor once again this October as the A-list actor has a connection to the groom. Wine merchant Mr Brooksbank is a brand ambassador for Casamigos Tequila, a company owned by George Clooney.Rande Gerber, the husband of Cindy Crawford, is also a founder of Casamigos, which means the couple may have received an invitation too. Princess Eugenie is close friends with model Cara Delevingne, singer Ellie Goulding, and the Duke of Sussex’s former girlfriends Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, all of whom are expected to attend. Karlie Kloss accompanied Ellie Goulding and the princess on a trip to Jordan earlier this year, leading some to wonder if she will make an appearance in Windsor in October. Artist Tracey Emin is also rumoured be to attending – although singers Elton John and Ed Sheeran have reportedly had to turn down their invitations because they are on tour.The daughter of Robbie Williams, five-year-old Theodora Rose, has been confirmed as a flower girl at the wedding, which means we can expect to see the singer and his wife, Ayda Field, in the pews. The ex-Take That star and his wife have been friends with Eugenie and her sister, Princess Beatrice, for several years.  8:11AMFamily members Former footballer Jamie Redknapp arrived dressed in a morning suit as well as singer-songwriter James Blunt. His role would be “very small”, he added, saying: “I just have to walk slowly.””I think preparations are reasonably on course. i’m not what I would describe as intimately involved in the planning.”The idea to marry at St George’s Chapel came directly from the Queen, the Duke said. “It doesn’t make any difference who you are, all the approvals go through the Queen anyway,” he said. “The Queen very firmly said St George’s is where you’re having the wedding so I said aye aye mam, turn to the right, salute and carry on.”We hope for good weather, we don’t know – whatever happens in October.” Calling his future son-in-law an “extraordinary young man with one of the kindest hearts I know”, the Duke said: “It’s wonderful watching them interact together.”I have huge hopes and i’m sure they will be massively in love for the rest of their lives.”I’m sure she will be an absolutely outstanding bride.” They shared two shy kisses on the steps, one just outside the chapel, and another before they boarded the Scottish State Coach for a public ride around Windsor.As Eugenie and Jack left the castle, they passed the Galilee Porch at St George’s Chapel, where they were waved off by other senior members of the royal family, including the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.The carriage continued onto Windsor High Street, giving the couple the opportunity to see the well-wishers lining the streets for their special day. Ms Davy and the Prince originally met in Cape Town, South Africa, while he was on his gap year and he was reported to have once described Zimbabwean-born lawyer-turned-designer as “the one”.However Ms Davy did not enjoy the bright spotlight that came with being in a relationship with the then third-in-line to the throne and they eventually called it a day.Ms Davy now divides her time between West London and Zimbabwe, where she runs her own luxury jewellery line, Aya.She recently posted online telling Zimbabweans to “rise up” after the resignation of Robert Mugabe earlier this year.Ms Davy is thought to be single again having split up with her boyfriend of two years, the jeweller Charles Goode. The Duke of Edinburgh “took quite a big step” towards reconciliation with Sarah, Duchess of York, at Friday’s royal wedding, according to a body language expert.Judi James, an expert in social behaviour, believes that Philip was warm towards his former daughter-in-law, approaching her with a smile.The Queen’s husband is thought to have a frosty relationship with “Fergie”, who divorced the Duke of York in 1996.Ms James said: “You could tell the tension as soon as the duchess arrived in the church. As soon as she walked in she pulled her arms into her side and put her head down.”Ms James believes the duchess’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, may have tried to distract her mother from Philip’s arrival at St George’s Chapel for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.She said that Beatrice “made very strong eye contact with her mother and kept her chatting as Philip arrived, almost as if to say ‘don’t look round now”‘. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, normally reserved when it comes to public displays of affection, were seen holding hands in St George’s Chapel – a tactile display that could be down to the recent arrival of Prince Louis.”The couple are clearly very in love, but normally not very keen to show it,” the expert said.She explained: “Children can be a bit of a challenge, but sometimes, three children in, when couples have a bit more experience, it can take them back to their honeymoon period.”Today they looked besotted with one another.”It was almost the most stunning moment of the wedding for some people.” Jimmy Carr arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. 10:37AMGroom Jack Brooksbank arrives  Young choristers who will sing at the royal wedding have described their excitement ahead of the big day.Alexios Sheppard, 11, and Leo Mills, 12, both performed at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding and now will be centre stage for the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.It is the first time in living memory two royal weddings have been staged in the same year at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel, so the two choristerswill be part of an historic double.The boys could not hide their joy, with Alexios saying: “It’s one of the best experiences we’re ever going to have – it’s just amazing.”Leo added: “I think it’s really cool we get to sing at two royal weddings in one year. No one ever really gets to do that much – it’s a very rare occasion so we’re very lucky.”Alexios joked: “They call it a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but not for us.” The royal couple were carried around the streets of Windsor, passing the Royal family having been named husband and wife. The rain held off, but the carriage on the Scottish State Coach had a cover as a precaution. Originally known as the Cambridge Coach, the Scottish State Coach was remodelled in 1968–9 on Her Majesty’s instruction to create a coach specifically for Scotland. The emblems of the Order of the Thistle, the highest order of chivalry in Scotland, and the Scottish version of the Royal Arms were painted on the sides.The carriage will be pulled by four Windsor Grey horses: Plymouth, Milford Haven, Tyrone and Storm. There will be two outriders: Claudia and Sir Basil – the same quartet that pulled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex around Windsor in May. Windsor Grey horses play an important role in the ceremonial life of the Royal Family and the nation, and have been drawing the carriages of successive Monarchs and Members of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria’s reign.The carriage and horses are housed at the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace. Credit:Jane Barlow/PA Wire  The royal couple at the front of the chapel Terry Hutt is one of a handful of dedicated royal fans who camped out in Windsor last night for the #RoyalWedding He’s a big Fergie fan. “This is Fergie’s day as much as Princess Eugenie’s. I’ve always loved her. She breathed life into the royal family in her day.” pic.twitter.com/42qbQaetap— Eleanor Steafel (@eleanorsteafel) October 12, 2018 Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss on the steps as they were unveiled as husband and wife in Windsor.The sun broke through the clouds just as the bride and groom left the chapel. The Princess of York and Mr Brooksbank kissed on the West Steps of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, following their ceremony on Friday.The happy couple were surrounded by the bridal party, including Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince George, five, as they enjoyed the happy moment. 7:17AMTimings for the royal wedding The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte The Duchess of York rushed to hug a member of the public as she arrived at St George’s Chapel for the wedding of her daughter, Princess Eugenie.Leaving her elder daughter, Princess Beatrice, waiting briefly as the pair emerged from a car outside the chapel at Windsor Castle to cheers from onlookers, Sarah Ferguson greeted family friend Jessie Huberty.The 83-year-old had been a close friend of Sarah’s mother, and attended the Duchess’s 1986 Westminster Abbey to the Duke of York. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor Castle The Duke and Duchess of Sussex 8:21AMCelebrity friends They said it would not be a patch on Harry and Meghan’s nuptials but in the end love won the day at #Royal Wedding2.It may have garnered negative headlines in the build-up, but the chemistry and genuine affection between Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank appeared to capture hearts in Windsor.Even Fergie – once branded a royal outcast, was welcomed back into the Windsor fold for what turned out to be very much a family affair.And again it was the next generation of monarchy – complete with Their Royal Cutenesses Prince George and Princess Charlotte – who stole the show.With a smattering of stardust, the pomp and ceremony of quick carriage ride and a Bond style departure in an Aston Martin, the royals once again reminded us that when it comes to celebrating the quintessential Britishness of a regal occasion, nobody does it better. Naomi Campbell's Instagram story The order of service for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank is available below:  Princess Eugenie has spoken of the importance of showing “people your scars” as she paid tribute to the hospital which performed surgery on her back as a child.The Queen’s granddaughter has invited representatives from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust to attend her wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday.The couple will tie the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, with members of the public and charity representatives on the guest-list for the grounds.Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 12 years old and received treatment at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, undergoing a successful operation to straighten her spine.Ahead of her big day, the royal reflected on the surgery and the importance of the charity during an interview with ITV’s This Morning. Britain's Princess Eugenie of York is helped into an Aston Martin DB10 by her sister Britain's Princess Beatrice She added: “It was almost like the sort of behaviour you see at the party when somebody you don’t want to see walks in.”Despite their apparent reservations, there seemed to be few hard feelings between the two.Ms James continued: “She got quite the look from Philip, he smiled at her at least twice, almost as if he had planned to greet her warmly. That was quite a big step for the Duke of Edinburgh.”However, Ms James said the duchess may not have even been aware of the interaction.She said: “The Duchess of York was sat in front of Philip, so unless she had eyes in the back of her head, she wouldn’t have known.”She probably didn’t want to take the risk of turning round.”However, they weren’t the only ones with prominent body language on display.Ms James noted that “it was fascinating that William and Kate were holding hands”. Thames Valley Police said there had been no arrests on Friday related to the wedding.A spokeswoman said: “There have been no arrests relating to the royal wedding policing operation in Windsor at this stage.”The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead was unable to give a final estimate of the crowd numbers watching the festivities. Princess Eugenie announced in an interview with British Vogue earlier this year that her older sister Princess Beatrice will play a central role, as Maid of Honour. The groom’s younger brother Thomas, 29, has been chosen as best man.Prince George and Princess Charlotte will step into the roles of pageboy and flower girl once again. The siblings already know the score – as well as performing those roles at the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Markle earlier this year, they did so at the wedding of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, to James Matthews in May last year. 8:39AMRoyalist veteran who camped out for four nights to see Charles and Diana’s wedding returns for fourth royal wedding Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson arrive at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor 8:16AMThe bridal party They were followed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Meghan is wearing a navy Givenchy dress and hat by Noel Stewart.Her sister-in-law is in a pink Alexander McQueen dress and Philip Treacy hat. The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess CharlotteCredit:PA Prince Philip and the the Queen have arrived at the royal wedding.  11:10AMPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange vows Prince George, Princess Charlotte and pop star Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora will have starring roles at Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding.They arrived in the same car, waving at the crowds.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest two children and Williams’ six-year-old daughter, who is known as Teddy, will be among the pageboys and bridesmaids at the celebration in Windsor on Friday.The other bridesmaids will be Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla, and Zara Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia, along with Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman.Prince George, five, will be joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy – the six-year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe. Chelsy Davy, left, arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank 11:24AMCambridges’ nanny keeps youngsters in check When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married in Windsor in May, the hotels rooms and B&Bs of the town were booked up months ahead at a premium, as homeowners cashed in on their castle views to advertise rooms for thousands of pounds.Anyone who missed out on seeing the Royal Family in all its glory might well have cashed in today, because at the beginning of the week, there were still plenty of room at the inn for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.Hotels in Windsor still have rooms available for the night of the wedding, with several appearing to have dropped their prices in the days leading up to the ceremony to entice tourists to stay overnight.AirBnB has rooms from £40, while the Harte and Garter, the pub hotel directly in front of the castle which was overrun by international media in May, still has rooms at £79 for Friday and Saturday, cheaper than any other night it offers until March 2019.On Thursday, TripAdvisor was advertising 49 available properties in Windsor and its surrounding areas, with prices from just £70 and availability from the Travelodge to the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa, which has slashed its price from £200-a-night to £162. Princess Eugenie's dress The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also spotted having a quiet word about the seating arrangement.And as bridesmaid Princess Charlotte simply waved to adoring crowds from a car, Robbie Williams’ daughter Teddy, sitting in front of her, repeatedly shouted “hello!”, Ms Lannin added.The gaggle of youngsters in the bridal party had a few minutes to wait before the bride arrived, and were kept in check by the Cambridges’ nanny.Last week, Brooksbank, 32, admitted being “terrified” ahead of the wedding to 28-year-old Eugenie.He told Daily Mail diarist Sebastian Shakespeare: “I’ll need to take a few minutes for myself before the speeches because I’m terrified.”It’s very exciting but I’m a little bit nervous.” 4:14PMRoyal couple leave afternoon reception in Bond car Princess Charlotte stumbles up the steps The royal couple are exchanging vows at the front of the chapel.Eugenie’s wedding ring was made from a piece of Welsh gold given by the Queen.  Liv Tyler arrives Princess Eugenie looks beautiful in a full-skirted, off shoulder design by design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, stalwarts of London Fashion Week.They met whilst studying Antwerp. Peter is Austrian/ Italian and de Vos is Belgian/ Peruvian. The choice is a surprise one from the Princess who had hinted that she would chose a designer with eco credentials, such as Stella McCartneyThe brand is known for its innovative textile design, paired with a modern feminine silhouette. Princess Eugenie met the designers when she was co-hosting an event in support of women artists. Her Royal Highness has been wearing designs by the brand for several years.Princess Eugenie, Mr Pilotto and Mr De Vos have worked closely together on the design of the dress.The designers undertook archive research into previous dresses worn by Members of the Royal Family and identified a silhouette.The designDuring several fittings the dress was developed layer by layer, constructing it from the corset and the complex underskirt to the fitted bodice and full pleated skirt.The dress features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train. Prince Andrew and his daughter Princess EugenieCredit:Reuters Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive Credit:Getty 6:33PMPhilip took ‘big step’ towards reconciliation with Fergie Princess Eugenie's tiara “Let’s kiss,” Eugenie told her husbandCredit:Getty  Naomi Campbell  Pixie Geldolf Prince Andrew walks his daughter up the steps to St George's Chapel The royal couple at the front of the chapelCredit:PA A heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton has arrived with her husband James Matthews. Mike Tindall and his wife Zara also appeared, followed by Princess Anne, who is wearing a green dress. Robbie Williams arrives as his mother’s hat is blown from her headCredit:AFP Ellie Goulding, left, arrives for the weddingCredit:Getty Princess Beatrice, maid of honour, is wearing a blue dress by Ralph and Russo and a headband by Sarah Cant. Earlier,  the first cheers of the morning erupted in Horseshoe Cloister at the arrival of the groom’s parents to St George’s Chapel.Blustery conditions saw Jack Brooksbank’s mother momentarily hold onto her hat as she climbed the steps. Royal fans waiting to see the carriage procession have expressed their “frustration” that there are no screens outside streaming the ceremony.Well-wishers who have gathered on Windsor High Street to catch a glimpse of the couple are watching the ceremony on their mobile phones. Naomi Campbell arrives looking characteristically dramatic in a feathered tweed look by Ralph and Russo. The Queen, wearing a pale blue dress, was followed by her husband the Duke. She told host Eamonn Holmes: “I’m patron of their appeal and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday, but it’s a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this.”I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.”So that’s one really important one.”But separate to that, other organisations that are there, it’s just very important that they get a chance to be honoured for the work that they do constantly, so it’s lovely that I can share this special day with them.”The princess is also patron of the European School of Osteopathy, a world-renowned provider of undergraduate and postgraduate level osteopathic education. As the children arrived, one of the pageboys fell on the steps. Moments later, 14-year-old Lady Louise Windsor, wearing a blue dress who was minding the children had her dress blown up by the strong wind. 7:59AMPrincess Eugenie hints dress will not hide signs of her scoliosis surgery, saying it’s important to ‘show people your scars’  Karoline Copping and Jimmy Carr  Liv Tyler arrivesCredit:PA A screen shot of the Trip Advisor website offering hotels at a discounted rateCredit:Trip Advisor 11:54AMGuests provided with rain macs as part of goodie bags Dean of Windsor, David ConnerCredit:Steve Parsons/AFP 11:05AMThe wedding dress Karoline Copping and Jimmy Carr Credit:Getty Many of those gathered spoke of their utter shock at receiving a letter inviting them to be a part of the wedding day.One grandmother couldn’t believe her luck after her 12-year-old granddaughter won tickets to attention the prestigious event. After seeing a post on Instagram 12-year-old Poppy Russer decided to take a chance entering a ballot to win a ticket to royal wedding for her grandmother Elizabeth Hayball. “I couldn’t believe it at first and it was such a surprise and the most lovely gesture, said the 67-year-old.”I’ve always had a love of the royals but have never been to a wedding. I saw the Queen when I was five, but that’s the closest I ever got.” With this in mind Poppy knew she wanted to get her grandmother a golden ticket. “When I saw the competition I wanted my gran to be there with me. I’m really excited to see the Princess and her dress.”I didn’t think I’d win, but I was really happy and mum was shocked too.” Many in the crowd waved flags and cheered as familiar faces walked by, but their loudest roars of appreciation were saved for the men who were forced to run up Chapel Hill after guests hats flew away towards the onlooking crowd.The public was thrilled to see the arrival of Robbie Williams, with one group of friends laughing “We love Robbie but Ayda is such a superstar on X-Factor”.The guests strolled past in waves as their buses arrived at the castle. Famous faces included Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.Richard Bacon, who only months ago was fighting a life-threatening illness, was in high spirits as he arrived at Windsor, waving enthusiastically at the crowd as he appeared to film the occasion on his mobile phone. Ticket holders were also delighted to see Pippa Middleton who chose an emerald green dress which showed off her blossoming baby bump, many of the crowd voicing how radient she looked.The public waited eagerly to catch a glimpse of newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan, who chose a navy blue dress.  Order of Service (PDF)
Order of Service (Text) Princess Charlotte stumbles up the stepsCredit:PA Naomi Campbell arrives ahead of the wedding Jack Whitehall's Instagram story Princess Eugenie took the lead as her new husband appeared to struggle with nerves during their nuptials, according to a professional lipreader.The royal bride initiated the couple’s two tentative kisses on the West Steps of St George’s Chapel, telling Jack Brooksbank “let’s kiss” before the waiting cameras. Dean of Windsor, David Conner The Queen’s youngest grandchildren, 14-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, and 10-year-old Viscount Severn, who are the children of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, will take on the role of Special Attendants.Groom Jack Brooksbank has asked his brother, Thomas Brooksbank, to be his best man, while Eugenie’s older sister Princess Beatrice will be her maid of honour.Pop star Williams and his wife and fellow X-Factor judge Ayda Williams have been friends of Eugenie and her sister Beatrice for years.They are protective over their young children, and choose not to show their children’s faces when they post on social media. St George’s ChapelCredit:AFP With the guests packed into the chapel – celebrities and royals alike – Princess Eugenie arrives wearing a low-back dress.She had earlier hinted the scars from her childhood back surgery would be on show. Her husband-to-be waited patiently at the end of the aisle, while she and her father Prince Andrew waved to cheering crowds.  Meanwhile, a wedding with 850 guests meant that hundreds of women were showcasing the height of fashion, resulting in a dizzying array of hats an fascinators to admire, or otherwise.As ladies were choosing head wear for the big day, some may have recalled the infamous hat dubbed a turkey twizzler that Princess Beatrice wore to William and Kate’s wedding.Standout fascinators included Poppy Delevingne’s blue feathered piece which could be seen rising above the congregation from the back of the chapel, and a yellow netted piece adorned with small balls of coloured fluff.One woman matched her red headpiece with red-framed sunglasses which she kept on as she made her way through the church, and another man in the congregation also sported sunglasses before the service began.Popular culture was not just reflected in the selected guests, but was woven into the ceremony itself through music, literature and art.There was Andrea Bocelli’s spine-tingling rendition of Ave Maria, a reading of an extract taken from The Great Gatsby, and an image of abstract art called Here by Mark Bradford printed on the Order of Service.The atmosphere created by one of Bocelli’s performances during the ceremony was interrupted at one point by the ringing of a mobile phone.The inclusion of the artwork was likely a nod to Eugenie’s love of art and her job as a director at the contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth in London.The evening festivities at the York family home may well draw inspiration from the groom’s job as brand ambassador at Casamigos tequila. Pixie Geldolf's Instagram story The newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest memberCredit:PA Cara Delevingne arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksban 1:00PMA view from inside St George’s Chapel  Asked by Holmes to describe each other in three words, Jack said about his future wife: “She’s this bright shining light.”Eugenie was not so succinct and replied: “Jack’s the kind of guy, you know when you’re lost at a party and you can’t find anyone to talk to, and you start panicking and you need help? He’ll walk in and make everyone feel so special.”He’ll scoop you up and talk to you and make you feel a million dollars… you’re so humble and generous. So humble and generous – that’s two words…”The princess went on to say her “big sissy” Princess Beatrice was someone “I’ve looked up to her whole life” and that she’s the biggest supporter of  “team Eug and Jack”.Asked about the moment she will walk down the aisle with her father the Duke of York, Eugenie replied: “It’s nerve-wracking and a bit scary and all the things that come with getting married, but at the end of the day you get to marry the person you love.”In reference to Jack, she added: “And you’re going to be at the end of the aisle, and I’m going to be running towards you!”Quizzed about whether his fiancee had become a “bridezilla”, Jack said no, adding: “Eugenie has been amazing.”She’s been incredible, she has the ability to do a million things at once in her brain, including working as well as organising everything to do with the wedding.” Queen and Prince Philip arrive The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh outside Windsor Castle Musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will perform during the ceremony. The couple have very much enjoyed working together with the RPO’s managing director, James Williams, to choose the accompaniment to the service. The Duke of York is a patron of the RPO.James Williams said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank to plan the music for their special day and we wish the couple much happiness for their future together.”The internationally renowned singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will perform two pieces during the service. 10:25AMRoyal contingent begin to arrive The supermodel was joined by her partner Count Nikolai von Bismarck and daughter Lila Grace.Dressed in a delicate monochrome polka dot number, the fashion queen was seated around an hour before the ceremony began and chatted with her daughter and partner who were sitting behind her.At one point, Lila Grace could be seen leaning forward and speaking into her mother’s ear.Anyone with trouble finding their seat were helped along with name tags placed on each chair, a formality that was missing from Harry and Meghan’s wedding.Not all guests were allocated a specific seat however, so ushers had to juggle between assigned and unassigned.Taking his seat in the second row was comedian Jimmy Carr, who on arrival surveyed the congregation from the side and fiddled with his cufflinks. Prince Andrew walks his daughter up the steps to St George’s ChapelCredit:Reuters 9:57AMPrince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy arrives 10:40AMFergie and Princess Beatrice arrive 10:23AMCara Delevingne arrives – wearing a suit and top hat Andrea Bocelli  The bride, Princess Eugenie, arrives 9:58AMDemi Moore and Naomi Campbell arrive Broadcaster Richard Bacon and reality TV star Ollie Proudlock have also arrived, as have Holly and Sam Branson.Kate Moss has taken her seat on the front row of the seating plan which is designed to face into the aisle.Fashion queen Moss is wearing a delicate monochrome polka dot outfit.The model turned to the row behind where her partner Count Nikolai von Bismarck is seated. The low back feature on the dress was at the specific request of Princess Eugenie who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis.The fabricThe fabric was designed by Mr Pilotto and Mr De Vos at their studio in East London and includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess Eugenie as motifs.The symbols are a Thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral; a Shamrock for Ireland as a reflection of the Bride’s maternal family; the York Rose; and ivy representing the couple’s home.Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have reinterpreted these symbols in a garland of rope like motifs, woven into a jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose blend.Once the artwork was completed, it was translated into a jacquard weave in the Como region of Italy. The result is a very modern looking fabric using a highly intricate weaving technique.Jewellery Princess Eugenie is wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by Her Majesty The Queen. The tiara was made by Boucheron for Mrs Greville in 1919 in the fashionable ‘kokoshnik’ style popularised in the Russian Imperial Court.  Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy has arrived at the wedding, in the same colour as she wore to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding.  10:53AMPrince Philip arrives at Windsor amid speculation he might not attend The pair, who attend St George’s School at Windsor Castle, said they both enjoyed the experience of singing in St George’s Chapel when Harry and Meghan married in May.Alexios said about the earlier wedding: “There was just this warm buzz going around the chapel – it just felt amazing and I feel this one is going to be as good as well.”Leo added: “It was a bit nerve-racking at the start but then when we got in I felt fine, it felt like a normal service, with added bits.”The choristers remained tight lipped about the music they will be singing. They were due to take part in a rehearsal this morning as preparations are finalised for Friday’s service.Later today, Eugenie and Jack are expected to take part in their final run through before the big day.Asked what they were looking forward to on Friday, Alexios replied: “There’s going to be so many famous people there, I’m really excited to see Eugenie’s dress as well.”Choristers say second wedding will be ‘just as good’ Princess BeatriceCredit:Reuters As the royal couple were paraded around Windsor, those who made the trip have told Coran Elliott of their passion for the monarchy. Australians Michelle Thorp, 48, a stay at home mum, and store supervisor Debbie Papalaskaris, 59, share a passion for the Windsors, with Debbie making the 24 hour flight to the UK to get a glimpse of the princess first hand.Ms Papalaskaris said: “Since the wedding was on I knew I had to get here. For me it’s the chance to see a royal wedding first hand, because I’m a royalist at heart.”I will look back at my pictures when I’m 90 and say ‘I was there, I saw a real princess’.” And during the readings inside the venue, Eugenie said jokingly “why aren’t you holding my hand?” before the tequila salesman readjusted her ring, lipreader Tina Lannin said.The ceremony was more muted than Harry and Meghan’s in the same venue just five months beforehand, with Zara Tindall telling the Duke of Sussex “it’s very quiet compared to the screaming at your wedding”, according to Ms Lannin. 10:32AMPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank a ‘perfect couple’, says dean 12:15PMVisitors in awe as the royal couple are paraded around Windsor  Sarah Ferguson arrives at the royal wedding British fashion and portrait photographer Alex Bramall will take the official photographs at Windsor Castle at today’s royal wedding, Buckingham Palace said.”It is an honour and a privilege to be invited to photograph Princess Eugenie and Jack on this most special of days,” Mr Bramall said.”I look forward with great excitement to capturing this significant occasion and wish them both a happy future together.” 9:10AMThe second royal wedding in numbers 10:04AMHolly Valance and Jamie Redknapp among wide-ranging guestlist  Property developer Nick Candy and wife Holly Candy, the singer formerly known as Holly Valance, have arrived.Lord of the Rings and Armageddon actress Liv Tyler is also there, wearing a dark jacket and long skirt. Mrs Huberty, from New York, said it was “lovely” to get a hug from the mother of the bride on Friday.”She gave me a big hug and said she was happy that I was here,” said the mother-of-three, who sat in a wheelchair in the front row of the crowd gathered in Horseshoe Cloister opposite the chapel’s West Door.She added: “It was lovely. She is a lovely woman. She never forgets her friends.” ridesmaids for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle Terry Hutt, 83, traveled five hours from western super mare, and is dressed head to toe in union flags, even his cane is covered in red white and blue, writes Coran Elliott in Windsor. He said: “I’ve been to all the royal weddings. I even met the queen mother when I was four years old, durring the Blitz.  I’ve come here to support Fergie’s daughter.”I think Fergie brought atmosphere and change to the royal family and I wish Eugenie and Jack a lifetime of happiness.”Naomi Kennedy, 29, works in publishing and Judith Cooperman 60, librarian have travelled from New York and Canada respectively.Ms Kennedy said: “The moment the date was posted I decided to go! I have loved Eugenie and Beatrice ever since I was a little girl- particularly because they are around my age. I’ve always identified with Eugenie we both studied English.”Ms Cooperman said: “I love the history of the royal family, they have really earned our respect. We have got up really early in past to watch the weddings so now we have chance to see it. We wish Eugenie and Jack health and happiness in their marriage.”Fellow Canadian Rose Reilly, 64, came over to the UK to visit friends in Chesham, but the courier driver decide to make the trip to Windsor so she wouldn’t miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity.She said: “I was visiting Chesham to see friends, so I decided to come down because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. “I can’t wait to go back home to post all my pictures on Facebook. My friends are not going to believe this! They are going to be so jealous.”It’s my birthday next month so this is going to be an early celebration. I’m so excited.” David Weeks 77, a retired railway worker said: “I’m a true royalist, I’ve travelled down from Hampshire to get here.”I came down for the Queens 90th and I think the royals are great for the country. I want the best for Eugenie and Jack and I wish them a happy marriage.”  9:59AMBargain Windsor hotels on offer to lure tourist to Princess Eugenie’s Royal wedding  Inside the royal wedding reception: Prince Andrew’s speechWho did Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank invite?Princess Eugenie requests dress with low backHer mother’s outfit was polished and typically FergieBride’s tiara is from the Queen’s collectionSign up to the Telegraph’s Royal Family newsletter here Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank will finally be able to let their hair down away from the gaze of the public after the second royal wedding of 2018 in Windsor. The newlywed left her afternoon wedding reception as a wife in style, with the newest member of the Royal family driving away in a genuine James Bond car which was originally made for the James Bond movie Spectre.Mr Brooksbank was seen breathing a sigh of relief as he got in the driver’s seat of the silver DB10. Prince Andrew had ribbed him during a “classic father-of-the-bride” speech, the highlight of which was a joke about the family dog. Earlier, Princess Eugenie showed off her scars in a nod to the surgeons who operated on her back as a child.The low back feature on the dress – designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded the British based label Peter Pilotto – was at the specific request of the bride who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis. 7:28PMLove wins at #RoyalWedding2 It was revealed earlier this week that the Duchess of Cornwall will not attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding, the only senior member of the royal family to miss the celebrations, reports Camilla Tominey. Clarence House has said Camilla had a “previous commitment” attending a local school harvest festival near Birkhall, Charles’s home at Balmoral. Two other jobs were also announced this week.The alleged “snub” will fuel rumours that there is a royal rift at the heart of the monarchy. Prince Charles’s wife Camilla and Sarah Ferguson have never seen eye to eye because of Fergie’s loyalty to Princess Diana, while there is also tension between the Prince of Wales and his younger brother Prince Andrew, often referred to as the Queen’s favourite son.But there is another reason why Camilla cannot make the wedding, The Telegraph can reveal.Sources have told this paper Camilla is not going to the Friday nuptials at Windsor Castle because she is also hosting a shooting party at her Scottish home this weekend.An insider said: “The truth is that Camilla has a house party for a few friends.“They are arriving on Friday and will be there over the weekend. Front row guests in the nave included broadcaster Stephen Fry, singer James Blunt, Richard Banson’s son Sam, and artist Tracey Emin who chatted to a friend in the aisle ahead of the bride’s arrival.Other guests included actresses Liv Tyler and Demi Moore, Kiss Kiss singer Holly Valance, former footballer Jamie Redknapp, Delevingne sisters Cara and Poppy, broadcaster Richard Bacon and reality TV star Ollie Proudlock.The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa was in the front row of the nave with her husband James Matthews and brother James Middleton. Cara Delevingne arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksban The newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest member Sunlight streamed in through the windows lighting up the aisle for Meghan, but on this October day all guests could see through the glass were trees being blown around by strong gusts.The bridal party’s gaggle of youngsters included future king Prince George, Princess Charlotte and pop star Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora.The Angels singer’s six-year-old daughter Theodora, who is known as Teddy, had a starring role as a bridesmaid, alongside five-year-old George and three-year-old Charlotte.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, was on hand to keep the VIP children in check.The group had a few minutes to wait before the bride arrived, and were kept in check by the nanny.George held his hand over his ear as trumpeters lined out at the back of the chapel moments before Eugenie’s arrival.He was standing next to sister Princess Charlotte and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughter Savannah.As the trumpeters got into position, the nanny held George and Charlotte’s hands.Before that, George could be seen looking around the chapel and craning his neck to look up into the high ceiling.The prince could be seen shuffling his feet on the carpet beneath him, while Charlotte went up on her tiptoes at one point.The group of children were startled and jumped when the trumpeters performed an initial flurry, and Savannah appeared to put a finger in her ear as she anticipated what was to come.At one stage, George seemed to shake his legs and briefly bobbed up and down in time to the music.In the few minutes the children had to stand, one little girl appeared to sit down on the stone ledge behind them before the nanny nudged her up. Naomi Campbell arrives ahead of the weddingCredit:PA Princess Charlotte sticks out her tongue as she rides in a car to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Markle  Derek Blasberg Hollywood actress Demi Moore has arrived wearing a burgundy dress and matching fascinator.She was preceded by supermodel Naomi Campbell. 1:41PMGroom was ‘perfect head of house’, says his old headteacher Here it is in full: It was soon after she and Jack had first met that Princess Eugenie read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. One particular passage in which Jay Gatsby is described reminded her immediately of Jack.She decided that she wanted eventually to let Jack know how much those words had brought him to mind. That is why they have had a special place (as the second reading) in today’s wedding service.The words that particularly reminded her of Jack concern Gatsby’s smile. As we heard from the reading: “It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it……. It concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favour.”Well, a few years have passed, and Eugenie and Jack come here today to smile on each other, and to offer each other something like “eternal reassurance” and the promise of an “irresistible prejudice” in each other’s favour.In doing so, they understand that marriage is something far more profound than any kind of contract, as we usually understand it. There are no conditions here; no limits.They offer each other an unqualified promise to be there for each other come what may. It is the unqualified nature of the promise that generates a feeling of security; the gift of “eternal reassurance”.Of course we know that the very best of desires and intentions can be frustrated, and that marriages, even between the kindest and most careful people, can founder because of pressures unforeseen. The miracle however is that, in generation after generation, so many of us go on hoping that the keeping of the promise will be possible. It is as if we know that it is in the exchange of self-forgetful love that we human beings understand, you might say, just what we were made for.It is with that hope in their hearts that these two people have come here today, and have made their unqualified promises in the face of this congregation”; their families and friends and neighbours. In doing so, they have of course revealed the seriousness of their intent, but also something more.They have acknowledged their need of your support and your encouragement; they want you to believe in them. By being here today, you have given them a kind of “reassurance” for which, I know, they will be genuinely grateful.And if they have come here “in the face of this congregation”, they have come here, far more significantly, “in the sight of God”.They recognise that there is much more to life than meets the outward eye alone. As Christians, they believe that that ‘mysteriously ‘more” has been revealed to us in and through the life of Jesus Christ.In him has been seen the God whose nature is love, and through him has been heard an unqualified and eternally reassuring promise to each and every one of us that, through all the vicissitudes of life, we are loved.It is in the presence of the God of love shown to us in Jesus Christ that Eugenie and Jack have made their vows, confident that even our fragile human loving can be a merciful ingredient in a loving God’s providential operation in an often all-too troubled world. He said: “It’s always a privilege to take part in this kind of event and I think it was especially nice for me in respect of tomorrow’s wedding because I’ve known Eugenie for such a long time.”The dean went on to say: “When I came she was a girl at our little prep school down the hill – so yes it seems as if our knowledge of each other goes back a long way.”Details of the service have not been released but speaking about its mood he said: “It will be a mix of traditional and modern and is obviously going to be a grand occasion, but I hope also it will have an air of intimacy about it.”You just have to remember it’s their day and really do your very best to focus on them and not on the hundreds of famous and semi-famous people who will be around.”Speaking about the couple’s input into the service, he added: “Of course the basic framework of the service is set but there are lots of variables and they have had a very significant influence over the final choice.”He said he would see Eugenie and Jack later on Thursday and that it was important for any couple to have a rehearsal so on their big day they were in “familiar territory”.But he felt the princess regarded St George’s Chapel as her “parish church” even though it was a “bit grand”. Britain’s Princess Eugenie of York is helped into an Aston Martin DB10 by her sister Britain’s Princess BeatriceCredit:AFP 11:35AMRoyal fans’ ‘frustration’ at lack of big screens Leo Mills, 12, left, and Alexios Sheppard, 11  Richard Bacon, a guest who is appearing on ITV in the lead-up to the wedding, said he had been invited after the Princess got in touch to support his wife while he was in a coma over the summer. Saying he knows her from being “incredibly social” and living near to the directors of Hauser and Wirth, where Princess Eugenie works, adding: “I first met her at about 3am in Miami,” he said.  The DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie SpectreCredit:AFP Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Princess Beatrice arrived in the same car and waved at crowds gathered in Windsor. The Duchess of York is wearing a Jess Collett hat and a green dress by local Ascot dressmaker Emma Louise Design.Fergie is carrying a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag, which was carried by her own mother at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York in 1986.  Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange rings Pippa wore an emerald green midi dress showing off her blossoming baby bump.Zara Philips wore a electric blue dress, and clutched her hat as she made her way to the chapel.  Pippa Middleton (centre) during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack BrooksbankCredit:PA Leo added that he has been chatting with friends about what colour dress the Queen will wear to her granddaughter’s wedding.He said: “I’m saying green because last time it was yellow but one of my friends is saying pink.”Leo said he found out just a few weeks after Meghan and Harry’s wedding that he would also be singing when Eugenie married, and has been practising hard with fellow his choristers during the intervening months.Leo joked: “My mum said she would be sitting in front of the TV waving her Union Jack for me.” Writer F Scott Fitzgerald’s famous character Jay Gatsby has a special place in Princess Eugenie’s relationship with her husband Jack Brooksbank, the Dean of Windsor has revealed.A passage from the American author’s book, The Great Gatsby, was read by Princess Beatrice at the couple’s wedding – describing the smile of the central character, a fictitious embodiment of America’s jazz age.Eugenie had read the book soon after meeting Mr Brooksbank on the ski slopes of Verbier in Switzerland in 2010, and immediately thought of her newfound love.David Conner, Dean of Windsor, said in his address to the wedding service congregation: “The words that particularly reminded her of Jack concern Gatsby’s smile.”As we heard from the reading ‘It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it … it concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favour’.”Well, a few years have passed and Eugenie and Jack come here today to smile on each other, and to offer each other something like ‘eternal reassurance’ and the promise of an ‘irresistible prejudice’ in each other’s favour.” “Eugenie is lovely. She doesn’t steal the limelight like some, she’s very low key, and she seems genuinely happy with Jack.” For the locals gathered this morning it is the second time in six months that their town has been taken over by the world’s media for a royal wedding. They’re claiming Eugenie for one of their own. “She went to school at the end of my road!” says 9 year old Ava, who is hoping her mum might let her skip school this morning to watch the carriage procession. Terry “the flag man” Hutt is also here this morning, one of the dedicated fans who camped out overnight. “I slept in my sleeping bag overnight with about 14 others. I love Eugenie but Fergie is particularly special to me. She breathed life into the royal family back in the day. I think she’s wonderful.” Pixie Geldof and George Barnett Credit:James Gourley/REX Pixie Geldof is leading the way in a fuchsia cape dress but we’ve also noted Emma Joy Kitchener, wife of Julian Fellowes in a hot pink coat dress. The Duke of York said his daughter’s wedding will have more guests than that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, saying Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have “so many friends”, writes Hannah Furness.”It will not be the same as the previous one that was held in May,” he said of the wedding. “It’s not a public wedding, this is meant to be a family wedding.”There will be a few more people than most people have. “There are a few more than Harry had but that’s just the nature of Eugenie and Jack: they’ve got so many friends and they need a church of that size to fit them all in.”He told ITV he had not prepared his father-of-the-bride speech, saying: “I don’t write speeches, why should I write this one?” 6:18PMNo arrests as wedding goes off without a hitch Jennifer Hawkins is no stranger to the pomp and ceremony of a royal event as today she takes her seat outside her forth royal wedding, writes Francesca Marshall from Windsor.The 69-year-old developed her love for a royal wedding after camping out for four nights to see Prince Charles and Princess Diana.Since she has always watched from the sidelines for the wedding of Prince Edward and Prince Charles and Camilla. But it wasn’t until this morning that she was able to step away from the crowds and take a seat outside the chapel of Windsor Castle as one of the lucky 1,200 members of the public who received a ticket to the ceremony. “Being able to get a ticket and not be queuing overnight, this is definitely the way to see the wedding,” she said. “Being here today is quite special as I have seen Eugenie grow up over the years. “I remember back in 81 I brought my son who was 10 at the time to see the wedding, told the school is was educational, but now being here, feeling like you’re really a part of it is wonderful.”The home carer won her ticket as part of a competition being held for friends of At Georges Chapel.  This gallery will be updated during the day, featuring the best photographs of the royal wedding:  11:39AMThe order of service – in full The star-studded guests have started arriving for the royal wedding ceremony. Jimmy Carr was one of the first big names to arrive, wearing a dark suit. Female guests held onto their hats and headpieces as powerful gusts of wind whipped around the castle grounds.   “When I did his leaver’s interview, I said: ‘Are you going to university?’, and he said: ‘No, he wanted to get on with life and go into hospitality’.”I said: ‘That’s a tough industry’, but he went and became a barman at the Admiral Codrington in Chelsea – he rolled his sleeves up and he’s got on really well. He’s quite a similar character to the Duke of York.” At one stage, George seemed to shake his legs and briefly bobbed up and down in time to the music.In the few minutes the children had to stand, one little girl appeared to sit down on the stone ledge behind them before the nanny nudged her up. 9:15AMFashion and portrait photographer named as official photographer The Duchess of York and her youngest daughter, bride to be Princess Eugenie  Prince Philip walks towards Sarah, Duchess of York Smiling and wearing a tiara, she makes her way up the steps to her ceremony. Princess Eugenie is wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, given to the late Queen Mother.The dress is by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, while her shoes were made by Charlotte OlympiaThe tie pins worn by the groom and best man were a gift from the Duchess of York, containing the white rose of York and the same type of pink gem that is in Princess Eugenie’s wedding ring 9:03AMThe real reason why Camilla is not attending Bridesmaids and pageboysCredit:Getty “She does have to take a deep breath before these occasions,” said the source. “She’s avoided major royal events in the past and it wasn’t easy for her to go to Harry and Meghan’s wedding.”The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to attend the wedding – in a much more relaxed capacity than their previous trip to Windsor, no doubt – before their 20-day trip abroad, which begins on October 16. On their itinerary is Sydney for the Invictus Games, Fiji and New Zealand.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also expected to attend; however Prince Louis, who was less than a month old by the time of Prince Harry’s wedding and was not present, is likely to be cared for by a nanny close by.Other royal relatives are likely to include The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester – all of whom are neighbours of the engaged couple at Kensington Palace. The Princess Royal, the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mark Tindall are also expected to be on the guest list.It is not yet confirmed whether any members of other royal families from around the world will attend the ceremony.Mr Brooksbank is the son of George Brooksbank, a 68 year-old chartered accountant and company director, and his wife Nicola, 64, both of whom are expected to play a central role in the wedding.   Cara Delevigne  The wedding flowers in St George’s Chapel will reflect the “rich and vibrant tones of autumn”, Buckingham Palace has revealed.Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have chosen floral designer Rob Van Helden to decorate the historic venue.Foliage and flowering branches, sourced locally from Windsor Great Park – the site of the York family home – have been combined with roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries.The designs will also include Liquid Amber trees, also known as American sweet gum trees, which turn brilliant yellow, orange and red before they shed.”The designs will reflect the rich and vibrant tones of autumn,” a palace spokeswoman said.Mr Van Helden said: “It has been the greatest privilege and honour to create the flowers for Princess Eugenie and Jack on their wedding day.”Her Royal Highness has been very involved from the start and has been instrumental in the autumnal theme.”The whole floral design team and I wish Princess Eugenie and Jack our heartfelt congratulations and we hope they have a magical wedding day.”One of London’s top florists, Mr Van Helden was born and grew up in Holland, and moved to the capital 31 years ago.He first started his floristry business from the back of his car. 9:29AMThe royal wedding in pictures Away from her profession, Peacock shares some of her personal life on social media, regularly posting photos with her young children and husband, David Peacock, a hedge-funder.Her Instagram account details a love of exotic travel: in the last year alone, Peacock has shared photos of her trips to Hangzhou, China, Ramatuelle, southeastern France, and Gstaad, Switzerland.The couple are also aficionados of interior design, enlisting the help of designer Peter Mikic in 2015 for a lavish renovation of their home in Notting Hill. “The date of the wedding was known eight months ago so it’s strange Camilla organised her house party this weekend.”A source close to the couple denied there was any ill-feeling, saying: “They get on very well, the couple has no issue with it – they have known about the diary clash for some time.”They added that Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall “host events every day throughout this period every year.” 12:05PMThe royal couple take a horse-drawn cart around Windsor 7:36AMRoyal couple on their pre-wedding jitters 10:19AMMore guests at second royal wedding because couple have ‘so many friends’, says Prince Andrew Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank interviewed by ITV This Morning's husband and wife duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford 9:46AMChoristers, 11 and 12, to take centre stage after shining at Harry and Meghan’s wedding 11:59AMThe newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest member Elspeth is a big Eugenie fan “She doesn’t steal the limelight like some, she’s very low key, and she seems genuinely happy with Jack.” Like so many fans in Windsor this morning she’s also a huge Fergie supporter. “She’s brilliant I’m so glad she’ll have a big part to play today.” pic.twitter.com/XYse3b6nWT— Eleanor Steafel (@eleanorsteafel) October 12, 2018 8:40AMMembers of the public Ellie Goulding, left, arrives for the wedding Queen and Prince Philip arriveCredit:PA Robbie Williams arrived flanked by his mother and wife Ayda Field.But the popstar’s mother Janet Williams had a wardrobe malfunction when her hat flew off in the blustery wind. Former Take That singer Williams was with his wife and fellow X Factor judge Ayda Field. Their six-year-old daughter Theodora is one of the bridesmaids. 4:16PMPrince Andrew’s ‘classic father-in-law speech’, at the expense of Jack Your wedding day should really be the one day of your life which is entirely about you and your beloved.But for the crowds lining the streets of Windsor this morning to watch Princess Eugenie marry Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, today is all about one person, the bride’s mother. It’s Fergie they’re all here to see. “In America people don’t really distinguish a lot of the more fringe members of the royal family, but everyone knows Fergie,” said Katie Goldberg, a New Yorker studying in London who got here at 7am in the hope of catching a glimpse of Sarah, Duchess of York. “I think Fergie is just brilliant,” said Elspeth Edwards, thrilled to have got a much better spot to watch all the action than she did at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May. “It’s a lot quieter this time, but that’s quite nice really. We’ll get to see more. I’m so pleased Fergie will have a big part to play today. Bridesmaids and pageboys Pixie Geldolf’s Instagram storyCredit:Pixie Geldolf/Instagram The gaggle of youngsters in the bridal party had a few minutes to wait before the bride arrived, and were kept in check by the Cambridges’ nanny.Prince George held his hand over his ear as trumpeters lined out at the back of the chapel to herald the arrival of Eugenie.The future king was standing next to sister Princess Charlotte and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughter Savannah. Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie of York in a carriage 10:30AMHarry and Meghan return to Windsor Princess Eugenie’s dressCredit:Reuters 2:10PMCamilla misses the wedding – to visit a school The wedding cakeCredit:Reuters Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows in front of more than 30 members of the Royal family, which give us an idea of what to expect for the upcoming royal nuptials.The princess’ grandmother, the Queen, is sure to attend – as is her uncle, Prince Charles. However the Duchess of Cornwall will not be attending, instead undertaking a a prior engagement at a primary school’s harvest festival celebrations in Scotland.And the Duke of Edinburgh will make a last minute decision as to whether he will attend the event, royal sources have told TheTelegraph. At 97, Prince Philip now operates on a “wake up and see how I feel” basis, according to insiders.A well-placed source said: “The Duke of Edinburgh may not go to the wedding, just as he and the Queen did not attend Prince Louis christening in July.“The royals are like any family in the sense they try to make family occasions but it is not always possible. I’m sure he would love to be there to see his granddaughter get married but no one would blame the Duke if he didn’t feel up to attending the wedding on the day – he’s only three years off 100.”Naturally the Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Eugenie’s parents, will play a large role in the proceedings. A friend of the Duchess said she was feeling nervous about being reunited with her former in-laws after being treated as somewhat of a royal outcast since she divorced Andrew in 1996. 10:12AMThe dress 1:16PMFergie rushed to hug close friend of her mother’s 8:58AMRoyal fans travel from Canada and the US for the big day Jane Barlow/PA Wire 10:50AMCalamity on the steps In contrast to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, part of today’s ceremony will be conducted from the organ screen so that guests in the nave of the chapel have a chance to see the bride and groom, writes The Telegraph’s Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness.Princess Eugenie and her father, the Duke of York, will walk up half the length of the aisle before meeting Jack Brooksbank and his brother, the best man,  and the Dean of Windsor at the organ screen.There, flanked by 17 members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, they will undertake the first part of the service before Princess Beatrice and Charles Brooksbank, the groom’s cousin, give their readings.The decision will give celebrity guests in the nave the opportunity to see the Princess and Mr Brooksbank begin their journey to married life, before they move into the quire where the Royal Family and close friends will be sitting. 9:23AMRoyal wedding flowers to reflect ‘rich and vibrant tones of autumn’ Leo Mills, 12, left, and Alexios Sheppard, 11 Credit:Steve Parsons/PA Jack Whitehall’s Instagram storyCredit:Jack Whitehall/Instagram 9:39AMRichard Bacon invited after Princess Eugenie supported his wife during coma scare Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were described as the “perfect couple” by the senior cleric who will marry the couple.David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, said it had been a pleasure to work with the Queen’s granddaughter and her fiance in the run-up to their weddingservice which will be a mix of “traditional and modern”.The dean, who will officiate when the couple make their marriage vows and give the address, has also been giving the pair the traditional pre-marital guidance counselling.Speaking on the eve of the wedding, he said: “As a couple they come across as just the perfect couple.”They are very natural with each other, they obviously love one another but they also have a lot of fun together and it’s been a real pleasure to work with them.”The dean described how he has seen the princess grow up over the years, since taking up his role in 1998, as she was a pupil at St George’s School at Windsor Castle and has regularly attended services at the chapel. A star-studded gallery, which included Demi Moore, Kate Moss, Robbie Williams and Naomi Campbell, were treated to a reading from Princess Beatrice of York from The Great Gatsby.The guests will prepare for the evening reception – believed to be at the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, with celebrations set to continue into the evening.Eugenie, 28, younger daughter of the queen’s third child Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, exchanged vows with Mr Brooksbank, a 32-year-old drinks executive, at Windsor Castle.The ninth-in-line to the throne is following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who also chose the venue for their wedding in May. Earlier this year, George and Amal Clooney almost stole the show when they graced the small town of Windsor for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with Amal’s mustard Stella McCartney dress and George’s well-groomed salt and pepper beard setting social media abuzz. There is speculation we may see the A-list couple in Windsor again this Friday; the couple are rumoured to be attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank – which will also take place in Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.Cindy Crawford, Eddie Redmayne and Robbie Williams could also be on the guest list, as well as senior members of the royal family and selected members of the public. 850 people will reportedly be in the chapel, with a further 1,200 expected in the ground; here is everything we know so far about the, from royal family members to celebrity friends. Cara Delevingne arrives in a pedal pusher trouser suit and a top hat.Comic and actor Stephen Fry wore a brightly coloured waistcoat with his morning  suit and was followed by socialite Tamara Beckwith. Guests who have arrived inside the chapel include comedian Jimmy Carr who fiddled with his cuff links as he surveyed the congregation from the side. Here is all you need to know about what will happen when in Windsor today:  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have returned to their wedding venue.The couple, who married in Windsor in May, did not walk through the crowd and were ushered straight into Windsor Castle.  Princess Eugenie’s wedding day is here, with the Queen’s granddaughter preparing to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in Windsor.In a television interview ahead of the wedding, Jack Brooksbank, a tequila brand ambassador, paid tribute to his future wife, calling her a “bright shining light”.Eugenie told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning show, which will be screening the ceremony live, that her “humble and generous” husband-to-be had the ability to “make everyone feel so special”.Last night, the Princess said the nerves were “definitely creeping up on us” , calling their romance “love at first sight”.Asked of her first impressions, in a bar in Switzerland, she said: “I thought, ‘what a silly hat!’ and I thought, ‘who’s that?’ and then you [Jack] came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.”Read the full story here. read more

Mary Poppins star admits he could not watch film as a child

Lin-Manuel Miranda appears at the curtain call following the opening night performance of “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New YorkCredit: Charles Sykes Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins returns Julie Andrews, who played Mary Poppins in 1964 and is now 83, was also invited to take a role in the sequel but politely declined, saying that she wanted it to be “Emily’s show”.Mr Miranda said he was approached about film soon after he left the cast of Hamilton, which is currently playing in the West End. “It was a lesson that has stayed with me ever since: a perfect melody will wreck you.”Mary Poppins Returns is based on later children’s novels by P. L. Travers and sees the tuneful nanny return to Cherry Tree Lane after the grown-up Banks children experience a tragedy.The films is due to include some touching nods to its 54-year-old predecessor, including a cameo from 92-year-old Dick Van Dyke, who played chimney sweep Bert in the original. Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins returnsCredit:Disney  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. Lin-Manuel Miranda appears at the curtain call following the opening night performance of "Hamilton" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York A Mary Poppins star has admitted he could not watch entire film until adulthood because ‘Feed the Birds’ made him cry.Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the smash-hit musical Hamilton, said the song’s “perfect melody” left him “wrecked” when he watched it as a child.The 38-year-old, who is currently one of the most sought-after musical actors on the planet, is now starring in a sequel to the 1964 original alongside Emily Blunt as Mary PoppinsIn an interview with Vogue, Mr Mirada, said: “Like every child who came of age after 1964, I tried and failed to spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and wished I could hold a tea party while floating in mid-air.“The only problem was I could never get past ‘Feed the Birds’. Every time I heard the chorus, I would end up in tears and switch off the video. The Puerto Rican’s star has been on rise since his hip-hop musical about the American founding father Alexander Hamilton opened in New York in 2015.The show sold out its entire run before winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony awards, eventually winning 11.Talking about his new project, Mr Miranda said would have rejected any plan to remake the original Mary Poppins as it was “too perfect”.He said: “Of course, if it had been a remake I would have turned it down — the original is too perfect to tamper with – but the idea that PL Travers had continued the Poppins novels and there was a fresh story to bring to life was irresistible.“Mary’s world has always worked on many levels.” read more

Historic British UFO mystery was prank played on US air force by

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. Britain’s most famous UFO mystery was a prank played on the Americans by the SAS, according to insiders. The truth about the Rendlesham Forest incident in Suffolk has been kept under wraps for 38 years. But now it is claimed the US air force was fooled by the SAS in revenge for capturing a squad and subjecting them to a brutal interrogation. The SAS were said to have regularly tested US security by probing the perimeters of RAF Woodbridge in Suffolk. Nuclear warheads were said to be stored there and it was believed to be a key target for Soviet agents. But when an SAS troop parachuted into the complex one night in August 1980 they were unaware the guards had upgraded their radar system. Their… read more

Duty of Care Senior police call for the public to boycott social

Tech firms will be fined if they breach their Duty of Care The heads of tech firms could he held responsible for illegal material hosted on their platforms Molly Russell took her own life after viewing self harm content online He said he had seen nothing to give him “confidence that companies that are creating these platforms are taking their responsibilities seriously enough”.He went on: “Ultimately the financial penalties for some of the giants of this world are going to be an absolute drop in the ocean.”But if the brand starts to become tainted, and consumers start to see how certain platforms are permitting abuse, are permitting the exploitation of young people, then maybe the damage to that brand will be so significant that they will feel compelled to do something in response.”We have got to look at how we drive a conversation within our society that says ‘do you know what, we are not going to use that any more, that system or that brand or that site’ because of what they are permitting to be hosted or what they are allowing to take place.” Molly Russell took her own life after viewing self harm content onlineCredit:PA Tech firms will be fined if they breach their Duty of Care Last month, following a campaign by the Telegraph, the Government announced plans to introduce new Duty of Care laws to hold tech firms accountable for damaging material online.Platforms that host content promoting bullying, harassment, self harm, suicide, child abuse  and terrorism could face huge fines as well as senior executives being held personally responsible.But while welcoming the proposals, Mr Bailey said he feared the suggested sanctions might still not be enough to persuade the overseas firms to act. Mr Bailey said even if the proposed regulation was effective, there was still a vast problem for the authorities in dealing with the dark web, which is much harder to police.And he said as 4G and 5G networks were rolled out in more countries across the world, so further opportunities would arise for paedophiles to sexually exploit children.Mr Bailey said the extent of the problem meant that in every playground there was likely to be a child with pornography on their phone.He said there was growing generation of young men who were becoming “increasingly desensitised” to this material and were progressing to viewing illegal material.Society is “not far off the point where somebody will know somebody” who has viewed illegal images, he warned.But he ruled out working with so-called paedophile hunters, saying the vigilante groups often frustrated police investigations.He said: “I can’t deny they’ve led to convictions, but they’ve also led to people being blackmailed, people being subject of GBH (grievous bodily harm), the wrong people being accused, people committing suicide as a result of interventions, family lives being completely destroyed, in the name of what? Facebook likes.” The public should start boycotting social media companies in order to force them to act over online child abuse images, one of Britain’s most senior police officers has recommended.Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the country’s leading child protection police officer, said handing out fines to tech giants, was just a “drop in the ocean”, adding that damaging their brand might be the only way to get them to take notice.He said firms such as Google and Facebook had the technology and the funds to eradicate indecent images online, but had persistently failed to act voluntarily.Mr Bailey said it was time for consumers to consider wielding their commercial clout by boycotting the firms responsible.”Ultimately I think the only thing they will genuinely respond to is when their brand is damaged,” he explained. The heads of tech firms could he held responsible for illegal material hosted on their platforms 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. read more

British boy aged 8 becomes worlds youngest to be fitted with bionic

“As soon as he put on the arm he realised what to do, it was immediate. It will change his life.” An eight-year-old boy is the world’s youngest person to be fitted with a bionic ‘hero arm’ – and celebrated by eating his favourite burger with two hands for the first time.Freddie Cook was given his new arm days before his eighth birthday and was thrilled to be able to pick up his beloved hamburger – with added ketchup – at his birthday party.The arm is the first medically approved prosthesis in Britain which allows for precise and delicate movements that other prosthetic hands cannot do.The device weighs less than a bag of sugar and has enabled active Freddie – who was born without a right hand – to be able to grip the handlebars of his favourite scooter and climb with his friends.He has even enjoyed playing with a toy with his pet dog Lacie.Last week, he carried both his book bag and lunchbox out of the school gates – shouting to his mum, Suzy Cook, ‘Look what I can do now mum!’Suzy, 42, said the device has completely changed the life of her son.She said: “It is brilliant. Freddie has become much more conscious about his hand recently so this is incredible, he really wanted to be able to eat a burger just like all of his friends. Freddie Cook 8, who was born with out a right hand is now the world's youngest recipient of a bionic hero arm “Freddie shook my hand almost straight away, it worked immediately. It was such an incredible moment.”He came up to me recently and said ‘Mum, I can be like everybody else now’. It is his new normality.”Freddie, from Bracknell, Berks., celebrated his birthday at a trampoline park before going to the cinema and to eat his favourite burger.He has spent the past three weeks learning how to make new movements with his hand.Suzy, a beautician, said: “At first his school were a little sceptical because he had apparently told his friends the arm would have lasers on, which is funny.”However, when they realised what it was all about, they have been brilliant.”We’re overwhelmed with how well everything has turned out.”Samantha Payne, co-founder and COO at Open Bionics said: “We’re incredibly excited to fit eight year old Freddie with our smallest ever bionic arm.”With the Hero Arm, we wanted to create a bionic technology that was very advanced but also available, democratically, to the masses.”As the world’s youngest user of a multi-grip bionic arm, Freddie is a tech pioneer.”  “She could do so much with her hands. I never thought at that stage anything could be done because of his age.”When I found out Open Bionics decided to take him on as the youngest in the world I could not believe it.” Freddie has been described as a ‘tech pioneer’ by Open Bionics – the company who create the ‘hero arms’ – as the world’s youngest user of a multi-grip bionic arm.When Freddie was born Suzy was told by private doctors it would be ‘over 20 years’ before technology became available which could replicate the movements of fingers.However, Freddie’s dream was fitted with the bionic limb on March 28 – two days before his eighth birthday.The budding youngster had tried a prosthetic hand in the past but Suzy described it as ‘doll-like’ with no movement.Finally Suzy spotted Tilly Lockey – a 12-year-old girl who is the ambassador for Open Bionics and recipient of two ‘hero’ arms – on Good Morning Britain and realised this prosthetic was exactly what her son needed.She said: “We had already begun the process of looking into private options but I remember spotting Tilly on television. Freddie Cook 8, who was born with out a right hand is now the world’s youngest recipient of a bionic hero armCredit:SWNS “I love that I can high five everyone and shake my mum’s hand”.Suzy said Freddie had started to become ‘conscious’ of not having a right hand as he grew older.She added: “As he grew up it wasn’t too much of an issue and he got by.”In recent years as he has got older, Freddie started to notice it more and he became a bit more conscious he didn’t have a right hand like everybody else.”Suzy couldn’t believe how quickly Freddie began to use the arm.She said: “We were all chatting away in the room when he first put it on.”Within about a minute, Freddie had worked out how to make the ‘blah blah blah’ sign with his fingers which we all thought was so funny. Freddie, who lives with Suzy, his sister Megan, 12, and Suzy’s fiancee Nathan Darlick, 43, was fitted with the £10k arm – self-funded by his family – at the end of March 2019.Speaking about his new arm, the brave boy said: “I was so excited to use my new arm.”It has let me do loads of new things with my friends and play like anyone else.”I used to have to use an old prosthetic arm which linked me to my scooter handlebars but now I can grip it like anyone else. The arm is the first medically approved prosthesis in Britain which allows for precise and delicate movements that other prosthetic hands cannot doCredit:SWNS Freddie Cook was given his ‘hero arm’ days before his eighth birthday Credit:swns 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. The arm is the first medically approved prosthesis in Britain which allows for precise and delicate movements that other prosthetic hands cannot do Freddie Cook was given his 'hero arm' days before his eighth birthday  read more

EScooter crackdown as Met Police launches first operation to target the machines

Almost 100 people were caught illegally riding electric scooters in London this week as the Metropolitan Police staged its first operation targeting the machines.The majority of riders received a warning but 10 were fined and had their scooters seized due to aggravating factors such as speeding or breaking red lights. A spokeswoman for the Met said the force has been focusing on policing motorised-scooters since April but launched designated checkpoints for the first time this week. It comes following the death of TV presenter and Youtuber, Emily Hartridge. The 35-year-old was struck by a lorry in Battersea while riding her e-scooter on July 12, making her the first person in the UK to be killed while riding an e-scooter. The following day a 14-year-old boy suffered a serious head injury after crashing into a bus stop in Beckenham, south-east London.One of the riders caught during Friday’s operation, David Carboni, said it was “a little bit shocking” to be given a warning. An e-scooter rider pushes his e-scooter after being stopped by a police officer in Islington “They’re such good vehicles for the city. They’re reducing congestion, they’re reducing pollution. You really want to be able to have something like this to use,” Mr Carboni, who bought his e-scooter last week, said.Chief Superintendent, Colin Wingrove head of roads and transport policing at the Metropolitan Police said the public must be made aware of the risks associated with e-scooters which are only authorised for use on private land and are banned from being ridden on pavements and roads.  He led an operation at a busy Islington junction in North London on Friday morning during which three riders were stopped and issued with warnings. Mr Wingrove said legalising public e-scooter use “is not as easy as flicking a switch”. “For the time being, we’ll educate the public, advise, and where we need to we will take enforcement action,” he said. An e-scooter rider pushes his e-scooter after being stopped by a police officer in IslingtonCredit:Yui Monk/PA 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. read more

5 injured in 4vehicle accident at Mahaicony

Five persons, including a five-year-old, were rushed to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital, East Coast Demerara (ECD) following an accident involving four vehicles on the Novar Public Road, Mahaicony.Nicola Campbell, 37, of Evershore Village, Corentyne; Nandanie Singh, 20, of West Coast Berbice; Uncar Singh, five, of West Coast Berbice; Frida (only name given), 51, of Lot 61 Corentyne; and Shenise Phillips, 18, of La Parfaith Harmonie, West Bank Demerara were those injured.The incident occurred at around 14:35h and involved a minibus, two motor cars and a minivan.According to reports, minibus BLL 5553 was at the time being driven by Datt Narine Bisnauth, 50, of Lot 13 Airy Hall, Berbice. The minibus was said to be proceeding West along the southern side of the Novar Public Road when it stopped to put off passengers.INews understands that the bus was in the process of moving off, when the driver disclosed to Police that he felt an impact on the ride side of his vehicle.As a result of the impact by motorcar HB 9806, Bisnauth lost control of his vehicle, spun and collided with vehicles GPP 6485 and PRR 5620.However, Roxanne Rose of Kilturn Village, Corentyne, who was the driver of the motorcar which allegedly struck the minibus, is giving a different account of what transpired.According to Rose, Bisnauth made a U-turn across the road and collided with the right side front door of her vehicle which caused him to lose control of his vehicle.Following the accident, the five injured were taken to hospital where Campbell and Phillips were treated and sent away.The other three injured were however rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where they are now admitted as patients.One of those seriously injured is said to have broken her hand and hip. The Police are currently investigating the matter. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related1 dead, 4 injured in 3-vehicle collisionNovember 30, 2016In “latest news”Mahaicony: 1 dead, 4 injured as car slams into parked lorryMay 5, 2017In “Crime”17-y-o cyclist dies following accident on Good Faith public roadJuly 31, 2018In “Crime” read more

OpEd Despite yearly budgetary increases for health chronic medicine shortages remain

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTuberculosis drugs now available for affected patients following shortage – GovtDecember 1, 2018In “Business”Letter: Sustained shortages of medicines in health sector terrifyingDecember 2, 2016In “Letters”OP-ED: Govt threatens people’s health with scandalous medicine shortages – RamsammyMarch 6, 2017In “Health” Below is an opinion editorial done by former Health Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy:Dr Leslie RamsammyEven as the Minister of Finance boasts about the largest budget ever ($300.9B) and the Minister of Public Health gleefully bragging about the $35B Ministry of Public Health budget for 2019, chronic medicine shortages continue to impact the lives of people in Guyana.The chronic stock-outs of medicines that have plagued the health sector since 2015 have occurred in spite of increasing budgetary allocations. Each year, there is another record-breaking allocation for medicines and medical supplies. In 2019, the allocation for medicines and medical supplies is about $8B. Each year, the Ministers of Finance and Public Health promise that medicine shortages will be part of the past. But so far, we have only experienced a worsening situation.Last week the Ministry of Public Health admitted that there is a serious shortage of medicines to treat MDR-TB (Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis). At least up to two weeks ago, there was also a shortage of Efavirenz, a medicine used to treat HIV-positive persons.Unfortunately, these serious stock-out situations occur too frequently in Guyana over the last almost four years. Multiple stock-outs like these  occurred in 2016, 2017 and now in 2018. Stock-outs of TB and HIV medicines have serious implications for persons living with TB and with HIV, but also increase the risks of transmission for the population at large. Such stock-outs, therefore, represent a public health risk, endangering the lives of thousands of people.MDR-TB is a growing problem in Guyana. MDR-TB is a type of TB that is resistant to the normal medicines that are used to treat TB. It is critical that early diagnosis for MDR-TB is available and that the specialized medicines for MDR-TB are readily available to begin and sustain treatment for all persons with MDR-TB. Continued, uninterrupted treatment for MDR-TB is of life-and-death importance for the patient.But it is also an important public health emergency since treatment interruptions place more people at risk for MDR-TB and life-threatening transmissions of a virulent form of TB. Guyana has committed to the global goal of a minimum of 80% cure rate for MDR-Treatment. With stock-outs like these, the goal is not achievable. Already, we have seen Guyana missing its global commitment of a minimum of 80% treatment success for MDR-TB in 2017. Treatment interruptions due to stock-outs represent an important factor in MDR-TB treatment failures.Efavirenz is one of the anti-retroviral treatment (ART) medicines that constitute the HIV treatment cocktail in Guyana and in countries around the world. Stock-outs of Efavirenz mean that there is treatment interruptions. Like MDR-TB medicine stock-outs, stock-outs of efavirenz leave people living with HIV in life-threatening situations and also increase the risk of transmissions of HIV to other people. The present Efavirenz stock-out is just the latest of a consistent stock-out of one or more of the HIV medicines.This seriously impact on Guyana’s stellar universal treatment successes for HIV and has major implications for Guyana’s commitment to reach the 90-90-90 goals by 2020. The 90-90-90 UNAIDS goals for HIV and AIDS refer to the national commitment to ensure that 90% of all persons living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of persons living with HIV are receiving sustained anti-retroviral treatment and 90% of persons on ART have HIV suppression by 2020.Budget 2019 provides almost $8B for medicines and medical supplies. This should be good news. But 2018 was also a year where more than $7B was expended on medicines and medical supplies, yet there were major shortages of medicines and medical supplies. The latest shortages of MDR-TB and HIV medicines represent just a tip of the iceberg.Guyana has experienced stock-outs too often and these stock-outs are not limited to TB and HIV medicines. Since 2015, Guyana has also experienced stock-outs regularly of medicines for malaria, diabetes, blood pressure etc. Guyana has even experienced stock-outs for vaccines. Boasting of large allocations will not solve the problem as long as corrupt, single-sourced procurements continue. Boasting of capital allocations for more warehouse development will not solve the problem. read more

Massive coal ash spill in Tennessee

first_imgThe Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has a coal-burning power plant located near Harriman, Tennessee, along Interstate 40 between Knoxville and Nashville, USA. On December 22 homes near the Kingston coal plant were flooded with over a billion gallons of coal waste. It covered 400 acres of land up to 1.8 m and flooded into tributaries of the Tennessee River – the water supply for Chattanooga and millions of people living downstream in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Preliminary water tests from rivers near the spill show elevated levels of pollutants such as mercury and lead, a environmental group said on Friday. “We’re concerned that the water poses a greater risk to residents in the area than has been revealed so far,” said Matt Wasson, a program director at Appalachian Voices, an environmental group that co-ordinated the testing of the water with scientists from Appalachian State University.The environmental group’s tests, undertaken on December 27, showed higher levels of the pollutants of arsenic, mercury and lead than reported by the TVA and the US Environmental Protection Agency.Arsenic levels from the Kingston power plant canal, for example, tested at nearly 300 times the allowable limits in drinking water. A sample from over 3 km downstream revealed arsenic at about 30 times the limit. “Although these results are preliminary, we want to release them because of the public health concern and because we believe the TVA and EPA aren’t being candid,” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chair of the Waterkeeper Alliance, said in a release.The United Mountain Defense (http://www.unitedmountaindefense.org/) reports: “This spill is over 40 times bigger than the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. This is a huge environmental disaster of epic proportions.“United Mountain Defense has been at the site of the spill sharing information about the extremely serious threats to human health and the environment. We have been going door to door passing out information about the chemicals that may be present in impacted drinking water. TVA is advising families to boil water however they are not informing anyone about the reasons for needing to boil the water or sharing any chemicals that may be present in their water.“TVA has reported that preliminary water test show that the drinking water at the nearby water treatment facility meets standards, but lots of community members have well water or depend on water being pumped from a spring located in the flooded area. There is also still the potential for more sludge to enter the water supply thorough waste runoff.“TVA says the area is not toxic but you can see coal sludge in the water and dead fish on the banks. The members of this community are without clean water and many without electricity or gas heat.“Residents say that they are not surprised by the flood because TVA has been fixing leaks in the retention wall for years and one person said this wall had been leaking for months before it broke.”last_img read more

Handheld Group further grows its market coverage for rugged PDAs and mobile

first_imgThe Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged PDAs and mobile devices, strengthens its presence in the important German, Austrian and Swiss markets with the acquisition of the hardware division of its distribution partner Latschbacher. Handheld says it is the fastest growing maker of rugged handheld devices in the world, rapidly gaining market share for its smartly designed and cutting edge rugged notebooks, laptops and PDAs. Handheld has acquired TimbaTec, a supplier of rugged mobile computers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from Latschbacher. Latschbacher is a supplier of computers, software and RFID tagging equipment for the forest industry, and Handheld’s existing distribution partner in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Handheld will turn TimbaTec into two new companies, Handheld Germany and Handheld Swiss, which both will be fully owned by Handheld Group. TimbaTec’s annual revenues are today some $4 million. Handheld has gained market share for its range of smartly designed and cutting edge rugged notebooks, laptops and PDAs eight years running and was recently named as one of the 100 most innovative technology companies in the world. The new offices in Germany and Switzerland will be number seven and eight alongside the group’s existing offices in Sweden (headquarters), Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, Australia and the USA.The mining industry uses handheld computers to handle timekeeping, vehicle tracking, maintenance, supplies deliveries and real-time communication with the back office. The advantages over a paper-based system are obvious: data collectors greatly streamline job functions, data errors are reduced and labour costs are minimised.Mining takes place in harsh environment, so the computer solution has to be tough enough to withstand challenges like vibrations, dust, moisture and temperature fluctuations.  Some Handheld products that are well suitable for the mining and drilling business: Nautiz X7, Algiz 7, Algiz XRW, Nomad.“This is a strategically very important acquisition for the Handheld Group”, said Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld Group. “The German speaking markets are the largest and most important markets for rugged mobile computers in Europe, and we believe that we can accelerate our growth in Central Europe by applying our successful and proven business and marketing models to these two new subsidiaries.”“With TimbaTec we get a very competent team, and a valuable network of existing clients right from the start. TimbaTec has been providing Central European customers with rugged solutions for many years, and their commitment to their customers is in line with our core values.”Handheld Germany will be managed by Helmut Feurhuber and Handheld Swiss will have Andreas Hitz at the helm. As a result of the acquisition, Handheld will have local service centres in Germany and Switzerland.last_img read more

Hillhead a success with 10 visitor growth

first_imgA total of more than 17,000 visitors attended Hillhead 2012, held in a quarry in Derbyshire, England. This visitor attendance was considerably up compared with 15,500 in 2010. Throughout the three days of the show they experienced more live demonstrations and new plant and equipment than ever before, presented by a record 459 exhibitors.last_img