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  • People in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot on giant screens in several towns and cities including Belfast, Swansea and Leeds. However, BBC bosses are not planning anything similar in Scotland, despite previous public screenings for royal events such as William and Kate’s wedding and the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees.
  • I was out shopping for an outfit with my 12-year-old son for his confirmation when my husband texted me saying I had a letter from the Lord Lieutenant. I texted him back asking him to open it and see what it was about. I couldn’t wait to hear the answer — two seconds later I phoned to ask: ‘Well, have you opened it?’ The phone went quiet and then my husband told me in a shocked voice that I had been invited to Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding.
  • It's a modern royal fairy tale. Royal wedding fever has begun. The wedding between actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is just nine days away. There hasn't been this kind of excitement since Kate Middleton married Prince William six years ago. Meteorologists are already speculating about the weather forecast. On Wednesday, Madame Tussauds museums in New York and London unveiled it's waxwork of Markle. And Legoland unveiled a miniature model of the royal wedding at Windsor castle.
  • Here’s a chance to see a little preview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding before the big day. Tiny versions of Harry and Ms Markle stand outside a Windsor Castle built from 39,960 Lego bricks in a new attraction at Legoland Windsor. The couple are to marry in the castle’s St George’s Chapel on May 19.
  • Hymns? Solemn songs? Nope. When the Archbishop of Canterbury officiates the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, he will have a different kind of tune in his mind. Justin Welby told the BBC that U.K. rapper Stormzy’s track Blinded By Your Grace “sort of sums it up” when it comes to his thoughts on the big day: “I stay prayed up and get the job done.” He confessed to being “nervous” before any wedding and told listeners to BBC’s regional station covering Coventry & Warwickshire that he has been known to make the occasional wedding misstep, including dropping a ring and not getting vows in the correct order.
  • Who is Meghan Markle’s maid of honor for her royal wedding? One tabloid claims the role will be filled by her close friend Jessica Mulroney. But this contention is provably false. According to New Idea, Mulroney is “hotly tipped” to be the maid of honor when Markle marries Prince Harry later this month. Rather than offering evidence that Mulroney will indeed take on the coveted position, the gossip magazine instead gives readers commonly known and readily information about her friendship with Markle.
  • If you were planning on waking up at the crack of dawn on May 19 to catch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding (and why wouldn't you?) there's good news for sleepy heads. Fathom Events and BritBox, the subscription service from BBC Studios and ITV, are partnering for Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding, a commercial-free presentation of the royal wedding that will screen in nearly 200 theaters across the U.S. on May 19.
  • Prince Charles has said Harry and Meghan's wedding will be " a very special day for everybody" during a visit to Nice in France. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall walked around a flower market in the southern city as their French tour draws to a close. Camilla was asked what it has been like getting to know Meghan, and told reporters: "It's very nice, all very exciting." When asked if they were ready for the big day, she replied: "We can't wait."
  • The wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and “Suits” actress Meghan Markle is just around the corner on May 19. Engaged Nov. 27, 2017, the much-anticipated nuptials are scheduled for May 19 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. But if you haven’t gotten your invitation to the royal wedding yet — or more realistically, you’ve run out of episodes of Netflix’s “The Crown” to watch — here’s a few specials to keep you going until the big day.
  • John Boyega has hinted again that heirs to the British throne Prince William and Prince Harry and actor Tom Hardy have cameos in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” program Friday morning to promote Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” Boyega was asked about the rumors he fueled when last on the show – that the two royals had secret cameos in “The Last Jedi” as stormtroopers – and whether the princes had lines. “I think they took that scene out,” Boyega said jokingly, then added: “I’ve had enough with those Prince William secrets, man. They came on set; they were there, man. Tom Hardy was there, too – I said it. I’m sick of hiding this.”
  • Prince William and Prince Harry have attended a private service to rededicate the grave of their mother, Princess of Wales, almost 20 years after her death. The service was held at Diana's family home in Northamptonshire on what would have been her 56th birthday. The ceremony was also attended by the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are in Canada.
  • The world may know that Prince William lost his mother, Princess Diana of Wales, after a fateful car crash in Paris in 1997, but they do not know how he's privately dealt with that pain for the past two decades— that is until now. In a rare and raw interview with the royal, the Duke of Cambridge, who is usually known for his sense of humor, sits down with Alastair Campbell for the July issue of British GQ and talks about the 20th anniversary of his mother's death, what it's like without his mother today and dealing with grief in the spotlight.
  • “Harry and Meghan are together at Kensington Palace,” an insider tells Us of their February 14 plans. “Tonight, she and Harry are staying in for Valentine’s.” The Suits star, 35, has mostly been staying at the British royal’s Kensington Palace home, Nottingham Cottage, since late December. "It's become Meghan's home away from home," a source has told Us.
  • Etiquette Coach Myka Meier says Kate Middleton is the perfect example to follow when it comes to royal etiquette.
  • The celebs will join Prince Harry in Orlando . . . in less than a month!
  • Just one day after Prince George stole the show on the Buckingham Palace balcony at the end of the Trooping the Colour parade, he was once again seen out and about looking as adorable as ever. With his baby sister Princess Charlotte nowhere in sight, Prince George had his mom all to himself on Sunday as they played while his dad Prince William participated in a charity polo match.
  • The Princess of Cambridge's family tree, order of succession and royal lineage detailed in our special charts to celebrate the royal baby's arrival
  • Britain's newest princess arrived on May 2, 2015. In keeping up with her stylish mother, here are baby outfits Kate Middleton should dress her up in -- from royal-approved shops, no less!
  • The Royal Baby has made her first appearance while leaving St. Mary’s Hospital with her mom Kate Middleton and dad Prince William on Saturday (May 2) in London, England.
  • Life will never be the same for Prince William and Kate Middleton! E! News has rounded up words of wisdom from fellow parents of two: