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Sussex’s Royal Wedding Anniversary — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Sweetest Moments in Photos



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Held at the prestigious Windsor Castle on this day in 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding was an unforgettable moment. Two years after they said “I do,” the pair continues to make headlines as one of the most-watched couples. From welcoming their first son to the family to stepping down from their royal duties, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are living life on their own terms. On their wedding anniversary, CR looks back at the couple’s most touching love story moments.

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The couple first started dating in 2016, when they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. A year later, days before they announced their engagement, Prince Harry and Meghan were seen enjoying each other’s company during the Invictus Games in Canada.

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On November 27, 2017, the royal couple announced their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace.

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They visited Nottingham for their first official public appearance together a few days after their engagement.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding was held on May 19, 2018. Meghan wore an elegant wedding dress designed by Clare Waight Keller, then-artistic director of Givenchy.

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The royal couple sealed the deal with a kiss as they left St. George’s Chapel after their wedding.

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While 600 people were invited to the royal wedding, it is believed that as many as 100,000 onlookers lined the newlywed’s procession from Windsor Castle.

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Following their nuptials, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception in St. George’s Hall and then Prince Charles held a second, more intimate gathering at Frogmore House. Here, they are seen leaving the last reception, where Meghan wore a Stella McCartney bridal look.

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Meghan couldn’t keep her eyes off Prince Harry as they embarked on their 16-day tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand in the fall of 2018. The trip also aligned with the announcement that the couple was expecting their first child.

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The couple shared a tender moment underneath an umbrella on a rainy day in Australia.

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On their trip, they many people along the way, including this five-year-old fan in Australia.

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Meghan and Harry attended a beachside discussion with a mental health awareness group, sharing an earnest moment together.

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The couple went sailing on day two of the Invictus Games in Australia, appreciating the scenery while enjoying their quality time together.

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Experiencing Different Cultures

Visiting an exhibition in Tonga, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a pleasant time learning about different traditions while being in each other’s company and sporting some handmade accessories.

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The Duchess of Sussex danced away as the couple visited Cape Town in South Africa.

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Getting Henna Tattoos

On a visit to Morocco in 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex participated in a traditional Henna ceremony.

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The expecting couple attended a royal event at Buckingham Palace.

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Prince Harry whispered to his wife while watching a performance during a visit to Cardiff Castle.

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On May 6 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Their baby boy was christened at a private ceremony at Windsor Castle just days after his birth.

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The family was happy to spend time together during a trip to South Africa.

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It was announced earlier this year that Prince Harry and Meghan would be stepping down from their roles as senior royals, although they get to keep their formal titles. On March 31, 2020, the couple cut ties with the monarchy and has been financially independent since then. The couple has been largely private since leaving their royal duties.

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As two years have passed since their royal wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are blessed to spend their anniversary with their first son, Archie, together as a family living in Los Angeles, California.

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Why Nicole Avant Made Doc About Her Father – Variety




When Nicole Avant was growing up in Beverly Hills in the 1970s and ’80s, her father, Clarence Avant, was one of the most connected and successful African American power brokers in the music industry. He launched record labels, owned radio stations and became a key figure in politics and the civil rights movement.

The Avant home was always buzzing with a stream of Hollywood and Washington insiders coming and going. “I knew that he was very powerful because the phone rang constantly and I always heard him fixing something or giving advice,” says Nicole, who made her producing debut with Netflix’s “The Black Godfather,” a documentary about her father. “And then I did see him on ‘Soul Train’ one day, and he was giving an interview with Don Cornelius. …That’s when I thought, ‘Oh, he must be a big deal because he’s on television.’”

That point is driven home by the documentary, which features interviews with Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, David Geffen, Jamie Foxx, Sean “Diddy” Combs and the late Bill Withers, whom Avant signed to his Sussex Records while the singer was still working as an aircraft assembler.

Nicole Avant, who is married to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, says she had plans to shop the doc around before her husband snapped it up for the streamer. “I actually had this idea in my head since I was a little girl. I really did,” Avant, who served as Obama’s ambassador to the Bahamas, says on this week’s episode of the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket.” “I had told Ted, even when I was dating him, there’s this idea I have for this film, and I said to him, ‘I’m going to take it to HBO.’ Once I started getting the interviews and everyone started confirming, Ted said, ‘Do you really have all these people saying yes?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, for sure.’ He said, ‘Let me take a look at it again.’ And then at that point, Ted is a part of the family, and he saw a solid film, and he saw an important film, and he actually wanted to tell the story just as much or even more than I did.”

What do you want people to know about your dad?

I really wanted people to take away that it’s important to have a strong sense of self. It’s important to keep moving forward. It’s important to pay back. It’s important to move the needle. Also, it’s very important to take risks in life. Sometimes you’re going to fail. Sometimes people are going to say no. So what? It’s a part of life. You keep going. You pick yourself back up again.

What did you learn about your dad while making the documentary that you didn’t know already?

I took it for granted how hard his childhood was and how abusive it was — having a stepfather, really beating up my grandmother in front of him and in front of the other children. My dad didn’t really have a childhood, and he took care of seven kids because everyone was working and they were so poor.

How hard was it to hear those stories?

Very hard for me. And it made a lot of sense when everything did fall down for him and everything blew up at one time and we lost everything. I think everything triggered to his childhood again of not having things he didn’t have or anybody to really rely on.

Tell me about a time in which someone really big turned up at the house and you were like, ‘What is this person doing here?’”

The one time I was very star-struck was when Whitney Houston showed up one day and I had just been listening to the “Greatest Love of All.” I’d sing it in the car like I was Whitney Houston. I was floored; I stood at the front door and I thought, “Oh, my God, this is a real celebrity. This is a big deal.”

If you were to make a scripted narrative about your dad, who would play him?

Forest Whitaker could play him because he knows him and he could “get” him actually.

This interview has been edited and condensed. Hear it in its entirety below. You can also listen to “The Big Ticket” at iHeartRadio or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

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Even Prince William Has To Deal With This Classic Family Dinner Challenge




There’s no question about it: lockdown has changed our lives and transformed the way we work. And that goes for royals, too. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have adapted, taking their royal duties online, via a number of zoom calls. But not everything has changed… On his latest call, Prince William revealed that even he has to deal with this classic family dinner challenge.

Speaking to representatives of the PEEK Project, a Glasgow-based charity, on May 20, the Duke of Cambridge said the success of his family meal depend very much on “what’s on the table”. Joking with community chef Charlie Farrally, Prince William agreed that dinner time can be very challenging: “If parents put something on that children love, dinner time goes very well,” he said. “But if you put something on the table they don’t want to do, that’s another ball game.”

PEEK Project, Possibilities for Each and Every Kid, have been working throughout COVID-19 to provide balanced, and hot meals for families in need. The Duke of Cambridge praised them for their work and pointed out the immense pressure that parents are under as well.

The PEEK project has been supported in it’s work throughout the pandemic by the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. Were it not for lockdown, the Duke of Cambridge would have been in Scotland this week to meet representatives at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Obviously, this couldn’t go ahead face-to-face, but he still spoke to the chefs, volunteers, and the CEO via a video call. “I hope when I find myself up in Glasgow in the near future I can come and see you guys in person and congratulate you,” he added.

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Ozark’s Esai Morales to Replace Nicholas Hoult As ‘Mission: Impossible’ Villain – Find Out Why




Esai Morales, known for his work in Ozark and How to Get Away with Murder, is joining the cast of Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8, director Christopher McQuarrie revealed on his Instagram on Thursday (May 21).

However, Deadline is now reporting that Esai, 57, is actually replacing Nicholas Hoult in the movie in the villain role for the films.

The reason why Nicholas is being replaced? The Coronavirus pandemic has delayed production of tons of movies and television shows across the globe. As a result, the “delay put Hoult in conflict with another commitment.”

The film currently has a release date of July 23, 2021, but that could change as many films have had to alter release dates due to the global health crisis.

If you missed it, Nicholas just made a super rare comment about his two-year-old son.

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