Fabio Fognini realizes boyhood dream to win Monte Carlo Masters
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I know really well this tennis club,” Fognini said. “My friends and family are happy now, because I have my name on this tournament that it’s something that when I was really young I was dreaming about.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 13th-seeded Italian’s first title of the year came the day after he stunned defending champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets, becoming the first player to beat Nadal at the Monte Carlo Country Club since Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals.“It has been an incredible week, I will keep working,” Fognini said. “I started the season badly so this is unbelievable.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “He definitely has the game for top 10,” Lajovic said. “We all know that tennis is not just tennis, it’s mental most of the time. So it depends on him.”The 48th-ranked Lajovic’s run to his first career final was unexpected. But the unseeded Serb rarely threatened in humid, overcast and slightly windy conditions.Fognini needed a medical timeout to receive treatment to his right foot and right thigh after the fifth game of the second set.But it did not impede him as he served out the match, clinching victory on his second match point when Lajovic hit a forehand wide.Lajovic graciously acknowledged he was outplayed.“I had to work much harder than him to win the points, this was the key,” he said. “When I was aggressive, I was able to make points and put him under pressure. But at times, my game was just off. I had a lot of unforced errors.”Fognini is only the fourth man to win the clay-court event since Nadal’s first of a record 11 wins in 2005. Djokovic, twice, and Stan Wawrinka also won.The last Italian before Fognini was Nicola Pietrangeli in 1968.The 85-year-old Pietrangeli, a two-time French Open winner, stood and applauded as Fognini dropped to his knees to kiss the surface.Pietrangeli walked gingerly onto the court and posed alongside Fognini as he held the trophy. The match started evenly enough, but Fognini broke for a 4-2 lead when Lajovic made an unforced error on forehand. Fognini then held his serve with a typically flamboyant one-handed, cross-court backhand to take control.Serving for the set, Fognini saved a break point with a forehand winner down the line, and then clinched it with an equally good backhand.Fognini broke for a 3-2 lead in the second set when Lajovic hit a forehand wide.After Fognini’s medical timeout, Lajovic missed an easy smash at 30-30 in the next game.With that miss, his slim hopes faded. MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Road, sweet road! NBA away teams go 8-0 over weekend Italy’s Fabio Fognini kisses the trophy after defeating Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in the men’s singles final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament in Monaco, Sunday, April, 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)MONACO — On the clay courts where he once practiced as a youth with big dreams, Fabio Fognini won the biggest title of his erratic career by beating Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Monte Carlo Masters final.The local lad from nearby San Remo, a 40-minute drive away along the Mediterranean coast and over the Italian border, made a breakthrough at the highest level so far at the age of 31. Lajovic lost the first final of his career at age 28.ADVERTISEMENT Although it was Fognini’s ninth career title, it was his first at Masters level and will help him push closer to the top 10 when he climbs six places up to 12th in the rankings. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew After going out in the third round of the Australian Open, Fognini had won only one match and lost six times before this tournament.Somehow, he’s turned it all around — and it feels exhausting.“Mentally I’m so tired but really, really happy because I won a big tournament that was always my goal in my career,” he said. “We are talking about Masters Series and the next one is a Grand Slam. So it is second in the line.”Fognini’s career has seen many flashes of brilliance — his flicked, laser-beam forehands fly down the line at astonishing speed and his cross-court backhand is equally dangerous — but also many temper tantrums. A player who has beaten Nadal three times on clay in his career, and beaten Nadal once at the U.S. Open after trailing by two sets, must be doing something right.But there have always been question marks hanging over Fognini, and finally winning a Masters may help shed some self-doubt.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View comments
Amol Muzumdar: Mumbai cricket’s unsung hero announces retirement!
Amol Muzumdar amassed 11,167 runs from 171 matches at an average of 48.13 for MumbaiOne of India’s finest batsman in the domestic circuit, Amol Muzumdar on Friday announced his retirement from all forms.”It has been an absolutely satisfying feeling. I would describe my long career as good and hugely satisfying,” Muzumdar said.A talented right-handed batsman, the 39-year-old, who started his domestic career with Mumbai in 1993-94 season, amassed 11,167 runs from 171 matches at an average of 48.13, including 30 centuries.Muzumdar who ended his illustrious 21-year old career never made it to the national side but felt that he came close to earning a Test spot in 1996.One thing that #AmolMuzumdar always missed, the element of luck. Always dedicated and pursued his talent with passion and sincerity. sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 25, 2014Amol’s spirit left a mark and batting made a statement. Best wishes and welcome to the band of retired! #AmolMuzumdar sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 25, 2014″I dreamt of playing for the country. I would be lying if I said I didn’t, but when you step on the field, you only focus on the game even if it is for your club, office, state or country,” he said.”I think the closest I came to India selection was in 1996. I had four consecutive first-class centuries including the one in Irani Trophy,” he added.Muzumdar, who was the next man in for Shardashram English school when Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli stitched their world-record 664-run partnership, said he got a message from the batting icon and his former Ranji team-mate.advertisement”Sachin Tendulkar sent me a text message and that is the best compliment – The longevity of your career shows your commitment towards the game. It was very sweet of him to send me a text message,” he said.Amol Muzumdar the unsung hero of Mumbai cricket retires leaving behind a tremendous record!Always put his whole heart into his game #Respect Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) September 25, 2014Coached by the famous Ramakant Achrekar, Muzumdar said he met the Dronacharya awardee in the morning.”Today morning I met Achrekar Sir and although he did not say much, he smiled and I know he was happy,” he said.He represented Mumbai with distinction for several seasons and led the team to the title in 2006-07. He also played for Assam and Andhra.Touted as the next Tendulkar, he impressed on his first-class debut for Mumbai, where he made a world record of unbeaten 260 in a Ranji pre-quarterfinal against Haryana.Muzumdar rated Ravi Shastri as the best captain and said, “he was a great leader. He was very encouraging. I still remember the team meeting we had before the final. We were so pumped up that we wanted to play the Ranji final right there and then.”The former Mumbai player, who had a stint with the Netherlands as their batting coach, said he is eligible to play for the country next year.
Guj govt failed to develop dinosaur fossils site: CAG
Ahmedabad, Mar 31 (PTI) The state government has failed develop the proposed dinosaur park at the worlds largest dinosaur egg hatchery site in Gujarat, 33 years after the fossils were discovered, a CAG report said.This was despite investment of Rs 8.58 crore by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TGCL), said report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, tabled in the Assembly today.Geological Survey of India found the 6.5 crore-years-old fossils site at Raiyoli village in Kheda district in 1981-82.Around 100 eggs of dinosaurs, bones and other fossilised remains were found during the excavation. It is known to be the largest egg hatchery site in the world with home to seven species of dinosaurs.The state government had asked the forest and environment department and TGCL to preserve the site and develop Balasinor Dinosaur Fossil Park for tourism. But 33 years later, little had been done either to preserve the rich fossils or develop it as a tourism attraction, CAG noted.”Fossils at the site may provide vital information to scientists… (they) need to be excavated scientifically and studied….However, there was no research on fossils. Further, some samples were sent to Jaipur laboratory for analysis but report was not available on record (till June 2014),” it said.”Eggs hatcheries site remains unfenced. The Forest and Environment Department was not having inventory for various fossils lying at the site and no photo documentation of fossils was prepared since the discovery,” the report said.No guidelines were framed for protection of fossils, and no steps were taken to have it declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which would have given a boost to tourism and the local economy, CAG said.advertisementWith no development and preservation, only 2,284 people visited the site between 2009-14, it noted. PTI KA PD KRK PVI
MS Dhoni surpasses Allan Border, becomes second most successful skipper in ODI history
Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday recorded his 108th victory as India skipper to go past former Australia captain Allan Border’s tally of 107 wins in the list of most victories by an ODI captain in the history of the game. The six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first of the five ODIs in Dharamsala has put Dhoni second in the list headed by former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, who won a massive 165 games in 230 matches. (Also read: 1st ODI: Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya heroics hand India 6-wicket win over New Zealand) The victory was also special as it came in India’s 900th ODI. The 35-year-old has captained India in 195 matches with a win percent of 59.78. He is the only Indian to have won more than 100 ODIs – only three captains in the history of the sport have breached the three-figure mark. Mohammad Azharuddin had won 90 matches while Sourav Ganguly recorded wins in 76 games. Dhoni took over as ODI captain from Rahul Dravid in September 2007 when Australia toured India for a seven-match series. However, it was not the kind of start that Dhoni had hoped for as India went down 2-4 in the series. However, Dhoni has gone on to become one of the most successful captains of India and also holds a number of records. (Also read: Hardik’s performance is important for us, says skipper MS Dhoni) RECORDS AND HONOURS – In 2007, Dhoni became the first Indian captain to win the ICC World Twenty20. It was also ICC’s inaugural T20 mega tournament. – In the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni clobbered a winning six to guide India to their second 50-overs World Cup triumph. He was also named the Man of the Match in the final for scoring 91 not out off 78 balls vs Sri Lanka. India had won their first in 1983 under Kapil Dev’s leadership. – In 2013, he became the first skipper to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies when India lifted the Champions Trophy in England. – Under Dhoni, India became world No.1 in Test cricket for the first in 2009. – Dhoni retired from Test cricket in December 2014 to prolong his limited-overs career. – India reached the semi-finals of 2015 World Cup and 2016 World Twenty20. – Dhoni has also won two Indian Premier League titles and two Champions League T20 crowns with Chennai Super Kings. – In 2009, he became the first player to win ICC ODI Player of the Year award twice. He had also won it in 2008. – Dhoni is also recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007 and the Padma Shri in 2009. – He also holds an honourary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army.advertisement
Season 5 of Pro Kabaddi League starts tomorrow in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jul 27 (PTI) The fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League is all set to enthral the lovers of the game as it begins here tomorrow.The inaugural match of the tournament would be held at the Gachibowli stadium between the Rahul Chaudhari-led Telugu Titans and Tamil Thalaivas.The inaugural ceremony is likely to be a star-studded affair, with sports icons and film personalities expected to attend the event. Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar will sing a glorious rendition of the National Anthem before the start of the first match of the season, the organisers said in a release here today.Kabaddi stars Anup Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari, Ajay Thakur, Nitin Tomar, besides international player Meraj Sheykh were present at a curtain raiser event here today.Hyderabad would host matches up to August 3. As many as 12 teams compete in the tournament and the season would culminate with the finals slated for October 28 in Chennai.”We are now one day away from the most thrilling season of VIVO Pro Kabaddi ever. I am proud, excited and, at the same time, grateful to the fans, franchises, Star and the federations for supporting us at every step of this journey. I look forward to an engaging season of kabaddi,” said Anupam Goswami, League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi.The 12 teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortune Giants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Puneri Paltan, U Mumba, Patna Pirates, Tamil Thailavas, Telugu Titans and UP Yodha. PTI SJR NRB
Priyanka Chopra no more part of ‘Bharat’: Ali Abbas Zafar
Mumbai, Jul 27 (PTI) Director Ali Abbas Zafar has said that Priyanka Chopra has left his next project “Bharat”, starring Salman Khan, due to a “very special” reason. The 38-year-old director did not elaborate much on the “reason” but hinted that it has to do something with her romance with American singer Nick Jonas. “Yes Priyanka Chopra is no more part of ‘Bharat’ and the reason is very very special , she told us in the Nick of time about her decision and we are very happy for her…,” Zafar tweeted. “Team Bharat wishes @priyankachopra loads of love & happiness for life,” he added. The film recently went on floors with Salman and actor Disha Patani starting to shoot for it. Zafar had shared recently a sneak peek from the film that showed Salman entering a “ring of fire” on a bike in a circus. The film, which will be shot in Abu Dhabi, Spain and India, will feature the superstar sporting five different looks spanning 60 years, wherein a crucial part will showcase the actor in his late 20s, looking much leaner and younger. “Bharat” is an adaptation of 2014 South Korean film “Ode To My Father”. It is produced by Atul Agnihotri. Priyanka has another Bollywood project in her kitty, “The Sky Is Pink” with Farhan Akhtar. PTI RB RBRB
Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed among 4 pacers to assist India in World Cup 2019 preparation
Pacers Navdeep Saini, Avesh Khan, Khaleel Ahmed and Deepak Chahar will assist the Indian team in their World Cup 2019 preparation. Saini and Khaeel’s names were discussed by the selectors who named a 15-man India squad for the World Cup in England.India named 3 pacers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami – in the squad alogside 3 spinners – Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav. Rishbah Pant’s omission raised a few eyebrows but chief selector MSK Prasad said Dinesh Karthik was picked because of his better wicketkeeping skills.There were no real surpises in the Indian team for the World Cup which will be led by Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma as his captain. As many as 7 players will play a World Cup for the first time in this Indian squad.MSK Prasad, spoke to the media on Monday and said his committee has chosen a well-balanced squad for the World Cup and belived all bases have been covered.”In the team, we have the luxury of 7 bowlers. We have covered all the bases and this is one of the most balanced Indian sides for the World Cup,” Prasad said. “Khaleel and Saini were discussed and they will be around. If the need arises, one of them will go to England,” he said.Navdeep Saini, Khaleel Ahmed and Deepak Chahar are all currently involved in the IPL. While Saini plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Khaeel plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Deepak Chahar has had an impressive 2019 IPL season for defending champions Chennai Super Kings.advertisementIndian team for the World Cup: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed ShamiIndia’s World Cup schedule:vs South Africa (June 5)vs Australia (June 9)vs New Zealand (June 13)vs Pakistan (June 16)vs Afghanistan (June 22)vs West Indies (June 27)vs England (June 30)vs Bangladesh (July 2)vs Sri Lanka (July 6)Also Read | India strong contender for World Cup: VVS LaxmanAlso Read | A bit surprised: Sunil Gavaskar on Rishabh Pant omission from World Cup squad
TRAVEL BAN FROM FLOODING ACROSS THURSTON COUNTY
FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAIN OVERNIGHT HAS RESULTED IN A TRAVEL BAN BEING ISSUED IN THURSTON COUNTY.THE THURSTON COUNTY SHERIFF HAS BANNED ALL VEHICULAR TRAVEL IN THE COUNTY EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCIES AS OF 7:30 AM TUESDAY.NEBRASKA HIGHWAY 94 IS CLOSED BOTH DIRECTIONS SOUTH OF WALTHILL.HIGHWAY 9 NORTH OF PENDER IS CLOSED BOTH DIRECTIONS BECAUSE OF FLOODING.THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF HIGHWAY 9 SOUTH OF PENDER IS ALSO CLOSED.HIGHWAY 16 BETWEEN BANCROFT AND PENDER IS CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.
10 months agoBologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for players
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bologna director Di Vaio reveals plans to add psychologist for playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna director Marco Di Vaio admits they’re hiring a psychologist to work with the players.The Rossoblu sit third from bottom with just 12 points, though earned a credible draw with AC Milan in midweek.“Bologna are thinking about bringing in a figure who can help work with the players on their minds and mentality,” Di Vaio told Il Resto del Carlino newspaper.“He’d be a psychologist more than a mental coach. The last few weeks have been full of pressure and tension. “It’s not always easy to challenge oneself.”
Winter Reading List: 20 Books for the Cold, Dark Months
12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read Editors’ Recommendations The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Turn off your TV and read books this winter. Why? Because it’s a dark (i.e. moody), cozy (i.e. freezing outside) time of year filled with homecomings, reflection, and spending all day in a super-plush bathrobe.We compiled the ultimate winter reading list, stripped of the dull holiday classics and packed with cool, fun, and emotional reads every man should dig into.If you need even more books to digest this season, check out our 2018 reading list and must-reads by female authors.The Shining by Stephen KingWe didn’t add this King “klassic” to our fall reading list (despite its Halloween following) because it’s better suited for the season of snow, especially if your family is taking a trip to a secluded mountain resort. (Just make sure Uncle J leaves his typewriter at home.) Writer and alcoholic Jack Torrance takes his wife and kid to a hotel in the Colorado Rockies to become the seasonal caretaker. A winter storm leaves them stuck as supernatural forces provoke madness and hauntings.Read ItWinter World by Bernd HeinrichEver wonder how bears, insects, and squirrels survive in the winter? Bernd Heinrich gives an extremely detailed account of the wild evolutionary methods animals have developed to get through the season in Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival, taken from his own experience bunking up with deer, mice, bugs, and other critters in an isolated cabin in Maine.Read ItFargo Rock City by Chuck KlostermanWhen we city dwellers return to our small-town homes over winter break, memories get dug up. In a flash, your hometown makes you feel like that same snot-nosed teenager smoking pot behind the gas station and blasting metal. While you visit home for the holidays, read the hilarious, witty, and highly relatable Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota by Chuck Klosterman, his funny memoir of growing up “a shameless metalhead” in rural North Dakota. If you liked/loved/worshipped Mötley Crüe’s Shout at the Devil, read it now.Read ItThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerYes, this J.D. Salinger classic is on our list of books you have to read (or re-read) in 2018, but it’s also our go-to Christmas novel over A Christmas Carol because it reminds us to maintain a child-like wonderment for life (and not be such a Scrooge). Set in New York City during Christmastime, 16-year-old Holden Caulfield recounts the aimless city wanderings that led to his nervous breakdown. If you ever feel alone during the holidays or misunderstood by the people you are around, you have to pick this up.Read ItInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerYou think your apartment is cold? Time to reassess. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster is the nonfiction account of a rogue storm that stranded a group of Mount Everest climbers and eventually resulted in what is known as the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. Eight climbers died en-route to the summit, largely due to slacked safety precautions causes by the competitiveness of rivaling guide agencies. Jon Krakauer was there, on the mountain, on a magazine assignment when the climb turned ill-fated. So no, your apartment isn’t as cold as you think.Read ItIn Cold Blood by Truman CapoteOh, you thought this list was going to be merry and bright? Winter weather calls for dark, true crime if you ask me. This Truman Capote nonfiction novel details (with literary brilliance) the murder of a small farm family in 1959 and the execution of the killers by the state of Kansas. Gruesome yet beautifully written, the book has been deemed a masterpiece. Plus, it’s so not a summer pool read.Read ItThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsLighten the mood with this classic kids picture book (so what, we love it) that should hold a spot on your bookshelf or your coffee table because it’s art, gentlemen. A boy wakes up to snowfall and celebrates the dusted winter wonderland with a walk around the city. The book also makes you appreciate the next blizzard instead of cursing the roads and slush.Read ItThe Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonOne of the best thrillers ever written (and way better than the Americanized film), Stieg Larsson sets his family saga murder mystery against the icy city and countryside of Sweden. Tattooed punk Lisbeth Salander is hired by journalist Mikael Blomkvist to solve a buried disappearance that eventually exposes corruption and murder. You can literally feel the icicles forming on your eyelashes reading these cool chapters.Read ItCocktail Codex by Alex Day, David Kaplan, and Nick FauchaldStock up on Angostura bitters, lemon, sugar, and booze, and hunker down for a long lesson in mixing the best craft cocktails you’ll ever make. Alex Day and David Kaplan, co-owners of Death & Company, as well as writer/editor Nick Fauchald teach you the Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions, sharing recipes and mixing methods directly from the barback of his iconic cocktail haunts. Yes, this counts as reading. Think of it as the only textbook you’ll want to own.Read ItNorwegian Wood by Haruki MurakamiYou know how the world gets quiet when it snows and you feel you’ve been transported to another planet? Reading Norwegian Wood is like that. Toru Watanabe narrates us through a nostalgic story of his days as a college student in Tokyo and falling in love with a troubled girl, Naoko, who is committed to a snowy mountain asylum after the suicide of her and Toru’s mutual friend. The novel provokes joy, sadness, and remembrance, making it perfect to close out the year.Read ItThe Search for God and Guinness by Stephen MansfieldDid you know the heavenly Irish dry stout we know as Guinness was created on December 31, 1759? Learn the rich history of how Guinness developed from a humble family brew to one of the most recognized brands in the world. It’s ok if you don’t like “literary” books — you’ll still like The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World.Read ItI Am Ozzy by Ozzy OsbourneThe Prince of Darkness celebrates his unhappy birthday on December 3 and to honor the Black Sabbath icon we’re picking up his autobiography, I Am Ozzy. Great title, Ozzy, great title. Honestly, this book could be a compilation of mumblings and we’d still love reading it, but surprisingly (and with much ghostwriter help, no doubt) the book is fun, well-written, honest, and reads like you’re speaking directly to the badass himself. For instance, Ozzy writes of a teenage burglary streak that landed him in prison: “I nicked a 24-inch telly. But the fucking thing was too heavy for me to carry, and when I was climbing over the back wall it fell on my chest and I couldn’t move for about an hour. I was just lying there in this ditch full of nettles, feeling like a twat.” After reading, watch this on repeat.Read ItTheater of the World by Thomas Reinersten BergI mean, technically you read maps. The visual exploration that is Theater of the World: The Maps that Made History makes for the perfect bonding experience with you and your pops, where you can both grunt in agreement and say little else. Feast your eyes on the vibrant history of mapmaking and its illustrated evolution across centuries. Best enjoyed amongst history buffs in a cigar-filled study with leather armchairs. If you need more suggestions for coffee table-worthy books, we’ve got you covered.Read ItWhen You’re Done With Those, Read TheseTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. For those snowed-in evenings of solitude and distance.Ariel by Silvia Plath. Poetry that is bleak yet cutting. Like dropping a flaming matchbook into a pile of snow. Winter mood times 1,000.The Disasters by M.K. England. A brand-new book that will be released December 18, 2018. We usually rely on the classics, but this YA-readability novel is described as The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy. If there’s any season to be more of a kid, it’s now, because reading doesn’t have to hurt your brain.The Gift of the Magi by O Henry. Short story. Still counts. You can also find it free online.Satan Burger by Carlton Mellick III. If you’re so not into holiday cheer, and if you loved Castle Rock on Hulu. Absurd punk literature with dark surrealism.Love Letters of Great Men by John C. Kirkland. A cuffing season essential.A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Because winter is here.
BC Chamber of Commerce reports on the Budget 2019
The BCCC shares the areas the Budget did not address issues identified by businesses;A commitment to a comprehensive review of the taxation system to make it fair and less cumbersome for businesses.A broad-based commitment to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) reports the Budget 2019 leaves business concerns to the side by falling short on addressing fundamental issues that affect B.C. businesses.The BCCC share there were some small wins in the budget, yet the budget failed to address key issues such as global tax competitiveness, reduced business confidence, and a slumping investment in BC businesses.“Our 2018 Collective Perspective Survey showed that confidence in the BC economy is declining in 50% of BC businesses. “Current tax rates are hurting our ability to compete globally,” says Val Litwin, CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce. This budget didn’t adequately address productivity or competitiveness in a way that will grow our economy, create meaningful employment, and generate the revenues we need to sustain a healthy prosperous province and country,” Litwin says. The BCCC shares the areas the Budget did deliver in areas significant to BC Businesses;Multiple funding mechanisms to ensure that high-speed internet access is Canada-wide by 2030, with $1.7 billion specifically earmarked for rural, remote and Northern communities.$631.2 million to expand Work-Integrated-Learning (WIL) programs, with a view to create up to 20,000 new WIL opportunities outside of STEM-related fields.$150 million to create new partnerships between government and industry to create up to 20,000 new WIL opportunities.Multiple funding mechanisms to enhance apprentice programs in skilled trades.$3 billion in tax incentives through the SR&ED tax incentive to support business research and development (R&D) in Canada. The program provides a 35-per-cent refundable tax credit to eligible small and medium-sized businesses. A renewed commitment to eliminating inter-provincial trade barriers and mobility.Support for SMEs to find new export opportunities and expand Canada’s ability to diversify its trade.A clear strategy to move the Trans Mountain pipeline forward, given the significant investment made by Canadian taxpayers.Budget 2019 proposals the BCCC share, require more consideration and details before determining the impact on businesses;The Budget identified funding programs to develop “regulatory roadmaps” to address stakeholder issues and irritants. While these efforts align with the BC Chamber’s interest in reducing the regulatory burden on Canadian businesses, the Budget proposals, unfortunately, maintain a lacklustre, made-by-government solution to a made-by-government problem.The new Canadian Training Credit and EI Training Support Benefits to support the up-skilling and re-skilling of Canadians align with the BC Chamber’s recommendations. However, the potential impact on small businesses remains unclear. The BC Chamber needs more information and wants to see a commitment that business is consulted.The Budget offered little new information regarding the national pharmacare plan. The BC Chamber supports focusing on the 10% of Canadians that are uninsured or underinsured and also supports the value of bulk drug purchasing to help British Columbians manage costs.The BC Chamber supports the Global Talent Stream program but would like to see a commitment from the program to bring skilled immigrants to rural communities, where they are often most needed.The BC Chamber network will continue to engage with Federal representatives to prioritize restoring a competitive tax structure, reducing regulatory burdens, and increasing access to skilled labour as critical priorities to maintain prosperity for all British Columbians.
Program expansion provides respite funding for special needs children
SURREY, B.C. – With the expansion of a program, more than 1,300 additional families with children who have special needs will benefit from respite services by qualified caregivers.As of March 31, 2018, approximately 3,900 families were receiving respite services. This program expansion will provide for 1,300 additional families and provide an increase in the base funding amount each family can receive.“We’ve heard how incredibly important respite care is for families,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development. “Parents can get so caught up caring for a loved one that they forget to take time for themselves. They often don’t have the luxury of asking a friend, neighbour or relative to step in for them. Respite offers them a chance to recharge and the peace of mind that comes from having a skilled professional they can count on with the training to meet their child’s unique care needs.” Respite funding allows eligible families to purchase services from a qualified person who will care for the child while the parents attend to other family priorities. Services are provided in the child’s home, the respite caregiver’s home or within the community. Eligibility is not based on a specific diagnosis. Children may be eligible for the program if they are assessed as dependent in at least three of four areas of daily living (washing, bathroom assistance, eating and dressing), or have a palliative condition.According to the government, once families become eligible for respite funding, they are also able to access a range of other programs, including access to a child and youth care worker, behaviour supports, parenting skills training, counselling, housekeeping and life-skills programs for children.Government is developing a new plan to better support children and youth with special needs and their families. It will guide how the ministry invests in and delivers services for children and youth with special needs, and will roll out in spring 2020.The $6.3-million boost to the Province’s respite program was announced in Budget 2019, and changes began to come into effect April 1, 2019. Five million dollars is being used to provide respite services for families who had previously been on the waiting list. The remaining $1.3 million is increasing the base annual funding amount each family can receive from $2,800 to $3,080, marking the first increase in respite funding since 1989.For more information on services available; CLICK HERE
BC NDP call Liberal attacks on platform financing fearmongering
by Laura Kane and Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 19, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. NDP call Liberal attacks on platform financing ‘fearmongering’ VANCOUVER – Christy Clark’s Liberals are ramping up attacks on the NDP’s ability to manage British Columbia’s finances, accusing the party of releasing a platform with a $6.5-billion “crater” that can only be filled with middle-class tax hikes.The New Democrats’ platform contains expensive promises including $10-a-day child care and eliminating tolls on two busy bridges in Metro Vancouver. But the party says a new tax on housing speculators and raising taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations will help balance the budget.NDP finance critic Carole James dismissed the Liberal accusations on Wednesday as “fearmongering.”“Let’s remember that last election, Christy Clark literally put ‘Debt-free B.C.’ on the side of her campaign bus,” said James, referring to Clark’s promise to eliminate the debt through a liquefied natural gas industry.“In four years since then, she’s added $11 billion to B.C.’s debt. It’s really quite incredible to see Christy Clark making these claims after her own credibility has been shredded time after time.”Michael de Jong, the finance minister in Clark’s government, held a news conference where he said the Liberals’ analysis of the NDP platform reveals $6.5 billion in costs over four years that the party has not accounted for.He said a NDP promise to eliminate medical services premiums would cost $1.7 billion. The Liberals have also promised to eventually kill the MSP, starting with a 50-per-cent cut next January, but de Jong said the Liberals won’t ditch the fees within the next three years.“We’ve set an objective, but we have also said ‘This is what we can afford to do today,’ ” he said.De Jong also said a freeze on BC Hydro rates would cost $1.2 billion over four years, while an ICBC rate freeze would cost $1.9 billion.However, James said the NDP only plans to freeze hydro rates for two years. The party would roll back a 42-per-cent increase to ICBC rates but has not committed to freezing them, she said.As for the MSP, she said the NDP would transition to a progressive tax system similar to other provinces in which higher-income earners pay more than middle or lower-income earners.The New Democrats are planning to take a $500-million “LNG prosperity fund” created by Clark’s government and apply it towards eliminating tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears Bridges.But de Jong said these funds are insufficient to cover the toll revenues of the two bridges and interest costs for the construction of the new Port Mann Bridge.The Liberals have promised to cap annual bridge tolls at $500 per person.Clark, wearing a blue hard hat while campaigning in Surrey, said B.C. is leading the country in job creation and economic growth and the New Democrats threaten that progress.“Their platform creates not a hole in our budget, it is a crater, a giant, smoking crater of a hole to the tune of billions of dollars that they are going to fill with your money in the form of new taxes,” she said.The Liberals have been in power since 2001 and have a released a platform that promises $157 million in new spending over three years above what they already committed to in the government’s budget tabled in February. Both the Liberal and NDP platforms are based on the numbers in the recent budget.The NDP platform commits to balancing the budget this year and the following two years, but the party says it is concerned that the Liberals’ pre-election budget does not reflect real needs in those years.The New Democrat platform also calls for $7 billion in additional borrowing, but James said that will only raise the debt-to-GDP ratio by one per cent over five years.NDP Leader John Horgan campaigned Wednesday at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he promoted his plan to eliminate interest on student loans and offer a $1,000 completion grant to people who finish their studies.Horgan said the numbers in the NDP platform are “very solid.”“(The Liberals) think they own this money. They don’t,” he said. “These are tax dollars that have been put into a pot by hard-working British Columbians and they want a government that’s going to make choices that benefit their lives.”— Follow @ellekane on Twitter. NDP Leader John Horgan walks past a board displaying the current burger poll tally during a campaign stop at Burger Heaven in New Westminster, B.C., on Monday April 17, 2017. The restaurant runs a burger poll where diners can order one of three burgers named after Horgan, Liberal Leader Christy Clark and Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver. The current tally at the time of the campaign stop was NDP 286, Greens 243, Liberals 186 and 66 undecided. A provincial election will be held on May 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jackson scores 22 leads Pistons past Rockets 116111 in OT
DETROIT — Reggie Jackson scored 19 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Detroit Pistons beat the Houston Rockets 116-111 on Friday night.Blake Griffin scored 28 points and Andre Drummond had 23 points and 20 rebounds for Detroit, which has won five of seven.James Harden scored 33 points for the Rockets, who had won five straight. Clint Capela finished with 29 points and 21 rebounds.The Rockets led 103-101 early in overtime, but the Pistons scored seven straight points, including two dunks by Griffin. Jackson hit six free throws in overtime.Drummond put up a 20-point, 20-rebound game for the 26th time in his career. But Capela became just the second player to have one while starting against him. Anthony Davis had 59 points and 20 rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans in a 111-106 win over Detroit on Feb. 21, 2016.The teams also played on Wednesday in Houston, with the Rockets winning 126-124 behind 43 points from Harden. Griffin had 37 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit.On Friday, two free throws by Jackson tied the game at 93 with 1:11 to play, but he fouled Harden at the other end. Harden made the first free throw, then grabbed the offensive rebound of his missed second attempt.Brown, though, stole the ball and forced Harden into a foul to prevent a layup with 37.7 seconds to play. The rookie made both free throws to put Detroit ahead 95-94, but Harden’s jumper put Houston back in front with 22 seconds to go.Griffin appeared to win the game with a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left, but Eric Gordon drove the baseline for a tying layup with 0.1 second left in regulation.Capela and Harden combined for 38 points in the first half, but Drummond and Griffin’s 29 points and 20 rebounds were enough to give the Pistons a 61-56 lead at the break.Detroit started the second half with an 11-2 run for a 72-58 advantage, but couldn’t keep control. The Rockets outscored the Pistons 21-6 through the rest of the third quarter and took a 79-78 lead on Chris Paul’s 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left.The Pistons continued to struggle offensively in the fourth quarter, scoring one point in the first five minutes. The Rockets built their advantage to 85-79, but Griffin and Jackson were able to keep the Pistons in the game.TIP INSRockets: Houston has lost four of its last five visits to Detroit. . The loss was the Rockets’ first in six games against the Eastern Conference this season.Pistons: Detroit made seven 3-pointers, ending a franchise-record streak of seven straight games with at least 10. . DeMarcus Cousins is second in the NBA with 15 20-point, 20-rebound games since Drummond entered the league.UP NEXTRockets: At Cleveland on Saturday.Pistons: Host Phoenix on Sunday.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDave Hogg, The Associated Press
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. 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. 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 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. 9:33AMPink is the early colour of choice Jack Brooksbank has paid tribute to his future wife Princess Eugenie, calling her a “bright shining light”.The Queen’s granddaughter returned the compliment and described her fiance as “so humble and generous” during a television interview ahead of their wedding.But Eugenie did reveal the moment she first saw Jack and the pair fell in love during a Swiss skiing trip.She initially thought “what a silly hat” Jack was wearing, but was “all butterflies and nervous” when he came over to say hello, and later rang her mother that night to say she had met a new guy.The couple were interviewed by husband and wife Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning, who quizzed them about wedding jitters.After Eugenie replied, “It’s definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves” she went on to describe her first encounter with Jack while on the slopes at a friend’ place in Verbier, Switzerland in 2010.With her fiance beside her, the princess added: “I thought, ‘what a silly hat!’ and I thought, ‘who’s that?’ and then you came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.”I think I rang my mum that night and said ‘I’ve met this guy Jack’… and that was it I think about how it started.”I remember being like ‘I really, really like this guy, I really want him to like me too’ and then you gave me this huge windscreen wiper wave and that was it, right, he likes me.” The 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 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 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 Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have left Windsor Castle following their wedding.The couple travelled in a silver Aston Martin driven by Mr Brooksbank. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor CastleCredit:Reuters 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. 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. 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. 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.” 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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 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. 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 “Let’s kiss,” Eugenie told her husbandCredit:Getty Naomi Campbell Pixie Geldolf 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’ 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 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. 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. The newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest memberCredit:PA 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.” 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 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 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.” 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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. 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. 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 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.
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