In Response to Browns Players Anthem Protest Cleveland Unions

Unions representing Cleveland police and paramedics say they won’t hold a large American flag before the Cleveland Browns’ season opener because of previous player protests during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, file)CLEVELAND (AP) — Members of unions representing Cleveland police officers and paramedics have said they won’t hold a large U.S. flag during pregame ceremonies prior to next Sunday’s Cleveland Browns season opener after a group of Browns players knelt during the national anthem before a preseason game last month.Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, cited his service in the U.S. Navy when he told WKYC-TV he was astounded that Browns management knew of the protests but allowed it to occur.“I am not going to participate or work with management that allows their players to disrespect the flag and the national anthem,” Loomis said.Nearly a dozen Browns players knelt in a circle and prayed in silent protest during the anthem before a preseason home game Aug. 21 against the New York Giants. A smaller group of players placed hands on the shoulders of their kneeling teammates.A team spokesman issued a statement at halftime that said the organization has a “profound respect” for the national anthem, the U.S. flag and those who serve in the military.“We feel it’s important for our team to join in this great tradition and special moment of recognition. At the same time, we also respect the great liberties afforded by our country, including the freedom of personal expression,” the statement said.Dan Nemeth, president of the Cleveland Association of Rescue Employees Local 1975, said he had a similar reaction to Loomis’. He told Cleveland.com he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and finds it “hypocritical” for Browns management to say they support the military while allowing players to kneel during the anthem.“When I was growing up, we were taught to stand every morning, put our hands over our hearts and say the Pledge of Allegiance,” Nemeth said. “And when we did that, we typically had someone holding the flag in front of the class. For them to disrespect the flag by taking a knee did not sit well with me.”About 30 Browns players stood arm-to-arm in a line behind the rest of the team during the national anthem before an Aug. 26 preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.A veterans group outside Strongsville said last week that it would not show Browns games because of the player protests.The Browns’ protests are part of a social-consciousness movement started last season by then-quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who became a polarizing figure for kneeling during the anthem. read more

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Beside The Points For Thursday Sept 21 2017

Things That Caught My EyeFor whom the AL wild-card slot tollsIt sure looks like the Minnesota Twins are going to snag the American League’s second wild-card slot in the playoffs, and needless to say it’s going to be difficult to get past the recently streaking Indians, top-notch offense of Houston, or the Yankee-Red Sox industrial complex. They’ve got a two in three chance of nabbing the potentially doomed playoff spot. [FiveThirtyEight]More like AFC Best you know? The AFC West — the Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, and some itinerant caravan of rootless football professionals describing themselves as Chargers — is stacked this year, with the Chiefs, Raiders and Broncos all with higher-than 50 percent chances to make the playoffs according to ESPN’s football power index. [ESPN]Technically undefeated!The Las Vegas Golden Knights are 2-0 so far through the NHL preseason, which is their first as a franchise. Technically speaking, that makes them the only entirely undefeated team playing at the moment. Hockey starts up again October 4. [Knights on Ice]NFL games getting shorter?Not including Monday Night Football, the average Week 2 NFL game lasted 3 hours, 4 minutes — down slightly from Week 2 of 2015 and 2016. Obviously we’re going to need a few more weeks of data before making a definitive declaration about the speed of play but early number appear promising. [ESPN]Baseballs approach their platonic idealAll baseballs go through the air a little differently — a lower seam here or a smoother ball there marginally affect how they travel — but those slight differences have been getting slighter. Judging by a measure of air resistance, the baseballs used in MLB play since 2008 have been getting more and more internally consistent when it comes to how they fly, which ends up affecting how far they go, which might explain… [FiveThirtyEight]Big Number5,694The number of home runs hit league-wide in the 2017 season when Kansas City’s Alex Gordon connected for one in the eighth inning on Tuesday night, topping the major-league record set in the 2000 season. The league is currently on pace for 6,140 homers. [ESPN]Leaks from Slackemily:Sox going to extra innings again. 2nd day in a row.colleen:dammit, @neil, you caused thisneil:I only caused it if they end up losingneil:by reminding them how lucky 14-3 is in extras[The Red Sox won and were subsequently 15-3 in extra innings]Predictions MLB See more NFL predictions We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more MLB predictions NFL Oh, and don’t forgetThis could be it for Bautista, enjoy him while you can. All newsletters read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State hits century mark in win over Marshall 11170

Ohio State junior forward Jae’Sean Tate slams home a dunk against Navy on Nov. 11 in Annapolis, Maryland. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFollowing Wednesday’s win over Jackson State, Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta said that he was pleased with where his defense was at, but admitted that the offense needed some touching up. On Friday, OSU put together one of its best overall games in more than a season.The Buckeyes defeated the Marshall Thundering Herd, 111-70, on Friday at the Schottenstein Center in the final game of the Global Sports Invitational. The Scarlet and Gray scored 60 points in the first half and topped 100 points for the first time since Dec. 27, 2014 against Wright State.Senior forward Marc Loving and junior forward Jae’Sean Tate led OSU in scoring with 20 points each.“This has been a good week for this team,” Matta said. “I think we’ve grown and gotten better on both sides of the basketball. Are we there yet, no … but from the standpoint of what we’ve done percentage wise defensively is a good thing for us.”Marshall entered Friday night’s game averaging 83.8 points per game. The Buckeyes were averaging 56.6 points allowed per game. Something would have to give, and that something favored the Buckeyes.Marshall’s 70 points was its lowest total yet this season.OSU had the Thundering Herd on its heels from the beginning. Through the first eight minutes, the Buckeyes scored 27 points and already had a 13-point lead. The hot shooting continued as redshirt junior guard Kam Williams got several looks from 3 and the Scarlet and Gray owned the glass, creating several transition opportunities.The Buckeyes used a first-half 13-0 run that ended in a 22-5 run to pad its lead to 23 before halftime. Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson led the team with 15 points at the half. OSU had 30 rebounds in the first half compared to its game average of 38. Williams was 3 of 5 from beyond the arc at half with 11 points.In the second half, it was more of the same from the Buckeyes. OSU racked up 27 offensive rebounds and freshman center Micah Potter started to make his presence more known. Potter ended the game with 12 points and 12 rebounds in his first career double-double.“Last game we gave up too many offensive rebounds so the emphasis of just, in practice, doing a lot of box-out drills, doing a lot of rebounding drills,” Thompson said. “That’s the biggest thing that we wanted to do was crash the boards and keep them off the glass and stuff like that.”Sophomore point guard JaQuan Lyle shook off a rough first half and scored 12 points in the second. He ended the night with six assists.Loving became the 53rd player in OSU history to surpass 1,000 career points. He also had 14 rebounds.Loving has had two consecutive games where he has shot above 50 percent from the field. As the only senior on the team, this is the type of production Matta and Loving, himself, is looking for.“Marc has kind of kicked it in a little bit and hopefully he can continue to not just make shots but … he’s playing better defense too and that’s a good thing for us,” Matta said.Next on the schedule, the Buckeyes have their toughest test yet, on the road at No. 7 Virginia. OSU lost by six last year in Columbus to the Cavaliers. Loving led that game with 19 points.Loving said that for the team to have its best game for its biggest game of the year thus far is certainly a boost of morale, but it doesn’t mean much when the teams square off on Wednesday at 9 p.m.I think I saw their score and Virginia was winning their game by a large margin as well, so both teams will be confident coming into this game,” he said. “We’ll just see who’s better that night.” read more

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Reds Indians weeks in review

Cincinnati RedsJust like that, The Reds are above .500 and second in the National League Central behind the division-leading Cardinals.The Reds began the week hosting a three-game series against the Mets in which every game was decided by one run in the ninth inning or later.The Reds won the first game thanks to Laynce Nix’s pinch-hit home run in the eleventh inning in the first game off of Manny Acosta. Francisco Cordero lost the second game for the Reds after allowing a solo shot from Rod Barajas, breaking a 4-4 tie going into the ninth inning. Orlando Cabrera helped the Reds win the series with a leadoff home run in the 10th inning, which gave the Reds their ninth win in the last at bat.The Reds had a day off Thursday before the Cubs came to town.Unlike the series with the Mets, the series with the Cubs was a lot more lopsided.The Cubs took it to the Reds in the first game behind touted-rookie Starlin Castro’s 6 RBIs in his first-ever game. The Reds returned the favor in the second game with a barrage of late-inning runs as the Reds took a seventh inning 3-2, and ended up winning the game 14-2. Mike Leake pitched a gem in the third game, recording his third win and second series win of the week for the Reds.Stud: Joey Votto. After this week Joey Votto leads the team (excluding players who have not had enough at-bats) in batting average, home runs, RBI and on-base percentage. Dud: Homer Bailey. After getting beat up in his last start against the Cubs, Bailey is 0-2 with a 7.24 ERA this season.Next Week: The Reds will begin the week trying to get their first win against the Pirates this season in a three-game series at Pittsburgh, and then will come back home to host the Cardinals in another three-game series. Cleveland IndiansDespite returning to the friendly confines of Progressive Field, the Indians struggled through the past week, winning only one game, 7-4 against the Detroit Tigers Sunday.The visiting Toronto Blue Jays won all three games against Cleveland, including Wednesday when the Blue Jays scored three runs in the ninth inning off Indians’ closer Chris Perez. The Indians are at 11-18, fourth in the American League Central, and are 8.5 games back of the division-leading Minnesota Twins.Stud: Travis Hafner. The player known as ‘Pronk’ came into the week hitting only .189 in 2010. But over the last few games, Hafner’s batting average has increased to .244, and he had an RBI in three consecutive games.Dud: Jake Westbrook. Back from Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament replacement surgery), which kept him from pitching for more than a year, Westbrook is still looking for his first win as the team’s ace. Tuesday, his tough start continued, as he didn’t get past the fourth inning in an 8-5 loss to Toronto.Up Next: The Indians begin an eight-game road trip Tuesday against Kansas City and will travel to Baltimore Friday for a three-game series with the Orioles. read more

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Opinion Cleveland Cavaliers fans do not have reason to celebrate — yet

Cavaliers forward LeBron James (left) dribbles the ball during a preseason game against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 20 at the Schottenstein Center. Cleveland won, 107-98. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorCleveland sports can be described as many things. Depressing, gut-wrenching and eternally simultaneously optimistic and pessimistic are just a few.One thing the three major professional teams in Cleveland cannot be called with a straight face is cool.Being uncool comes with the territory of the city’s championship drought, turning old enough to receive an AARP card this coming December.And yet, the Cavaliers are somehow now the “cool” team in the NBA. And I’m not sure I’m crazy about the way that feels.It goes beyond being the title favorites in Las Vegas the season after receiving the first overall pick in the draft.There’s nothing I want to see more than a team in Cleveland win a championship. And so I was ecstatic when the return of LeBron James to the Cavs signaled a very real opportunity for that to happen.But I also knew to hold my breath.The Browns in the ‘80s, the Indians in the ‘90s and the Cavs in the 2000s were all teams that seemed just as destined to bring home a trophy as this upcoming edition of the Cavs. Of course, as we all know, those squads each came up empty in a more heartbreaking fashion than the last.So when James announced his return, I told myself, “Dream today, but save the celebrating for the parade.”For the four years James played for the Miami Heat, I found myself glaring at everyone I passed by who was wearing Heat gear. Not only because I was admittedly still bitter about James leaving, but because I could not stand people that simply hitched on with the “cool” team.After all that I and the generation before me had suffered, waiting for our Cleveland teams to deliver, it infuriated me that so many people could openly flaunt taking the cheap and easy “thrill” of a championship over the real blood, sweat and tears experience.And now, suddenly, the Cavs are “that” team.Look, I know there are a ton of Cleveland fans out there, and not all of them can remain as passionate through the four years of garbage that the Cavs put out in the between-LeBron era. But I was at last year’s preseason game at the Schottenstein Center as well as the one this week, and I can tell you confidently that many people came out of the woodwork for this team.Last season, there were about 11,000 people at the preseason game. This year, there was a sold-out crowd of more than 19,000. At last year’s contest, you could hear a pin drop, while this year’s sounded like a playoff game.On Tuesday, the Cavs announced they are throwing a fan fest before the home opener against the New York Knicks on Oct. 30. That event is scheduled to feature comedian Kevin Hart and rapper Kendrick Lamar.I’m sorry, but that is just simply not how it is supposed to go in Cleveland.After all that these teams have gone through, we have to know better than to count our chickens before they hatch. Confidence is great, but that only gets you so far.So what exactly are we celebrating with this fan fest? The Cavs’ “coolness?”All I’ve ever wanted from my teams was a championship, not to be trendy.If all this attention and bandwagon-hopping is a byproduct of that possibility, then fine. And if they win, please invite Kevin Hart and Kendrick Lamar and Drake and whoever else wants to suddenly convince the world that they’re a Cavs fan to Euclid Avenue for the parade.But please, for now, let’s remember what the real focus is here and save the festivals for a real accomplishment. read more

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Mother posed as London property owner to share £12m fraud profits with

first_imgShe continued: “Moorcroft would not have become involved in this scam at all if it weren’t for the involvement and encouragement of her daughter. The roles they played respectively in the grand scheme were relatively small but they were hugely significant in the success of the scam.” The pair deny one count of conspiracy to commit fraud between July 1 and October 31, 2014, and Ms Moorcroft denies a further charge of possession of an identity document with intent.Ms Moorcroft met with Tim Cope, a property lawyer, in London to arrange for the sale of the home, the court heard.Ms Hay said: “What Mr Cope failed to notice either in advance or at that meeting is that the image on the passport didn’t appear to match that on the resident’s permit… and neither of those images matched those of the woman sitting in front of him at that meeting.” Ms Moorcroft convinced Mr Cope she owned the Eagle Place property and he acted as a solicitor in the sale of the house, jurors heard.The fraudsters sent him an email applying for a loan against the property before a buyer could be found and he negotiated a £1.2 million offer through bridging loan company Fincorp.Property Holdings Ltd provided the cash for the loan, and the money was transferred to Ms Moorcroft’s solicitors on October 21, 2014.It was transferred to a bank account she had set up in Dubai on the same day. On October 27, 2014 Mr Cope and Fincorp were informed that the land registry suspected a fraud – but efforts to retrieve the money were “pointless” as it had been withdrawn in cash. A woman from Blackpool is accused of pretending to be the owner of a £3 million London propertyCredit:PA Dubai Police began investigating the alleged fraud in January 2015 and discovered there were only two people in the UK named Margaret Gwenllian Richards. Ms Moorcroft was arrested at her home in Blackpool in February 2015 and gave a no comment interview.Ms De Cruz was arrested in May 2016 after travelling to the UK from Dubai and also declined to answer questions. Officers are said to have discovered text messages between the pair from July 13-15, 2014.The court heard the conspiracy involved Ms De Cruz’s lover, Karl Cronin, and a man “purporting to be” called Mark Armstrong. They are not before the court.In one message Ms De Cruz said: “Karl said we are going forward 100 per cent.” Ms Moorcroft replied: “I don’t know whether I can because of the medical situation, they’re complicated to change medical records if passport in different name.” Another message from Ms De Cruz read: “It’s 30k you fly here for two days then back. You can change back to your other name it’s only your passport.”She later texted: “It’s now 100k for you.” Ms Hay said Karl Cronin “was communicating with both ladies”, and said “someone else must have been involved in the fraud in the UK”.The jury was told that Mr Cronin and Ms De Cruz had visited a fertility clinic together and their relationship “was a loving and enduring one”.Ms Moorcroft and Ms De Cruz each deny one count of conspiracy to commit fraud and Ms Moorcroft also denies a count of possession of an identity document with improper intent. The trial continues. Laylah De Cruz, 31, a Dubai-based stable owner and model, is charged with being involved with a £1.2m property fraudCredit:Central News For sale signs Laylah De Cruz Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. £1.2m from a loan on a London property is said to have been sent to an account in DubaiCredit:Warren Little/Getty Images A mother from Blackpool posed as the owner of a £3 million London property to help pull off an “audacious” fraud so she could share the cash with her model daughter in Dubai, a court heard.Dianne Moorcroft, 62, changed her name by deed poll to convince estate agents and solicitors she was Margaret Gwenllian Richards, 85, the owner of a vacant £3 million house in Kensington, London, Southwark Crown Court, in London heard. Ms Moorcroft’s daughter, Laylah De Cruz, 31, a Dubai-based stable owner and model, is accused of encouraging her mother to take part in the fraud.A British passport and Dubai resident’s permit in Ms Richards’s name were obtained to get a tenancy for the property – and then arrange for its sale while the real owner was living in Cambridge. A £1.2 million bridging loan was secured against the house before a buyer was found and they immediately transferred the money to Dubai, the court was told.Teresa Hay, prosecuting, said: “The fraud itself was as simple as it was audacious. The conspirators include not just these two ladies but others who identified a vacant property likely to be of significant value because of where it was in south-west London and then obtained a tenancy for the property.”last_img read more

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Princess Eugenies royal wedding Date time details and latest news

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. The royal couple at the front of the chapel 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. Jimmy Carr arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.Credit:Andrew Matthews/PA 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. 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. Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson arrive at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Prince Andrew and his daughter Princess EugenieCredit:Reuters 2:10PMCamilla misses the wedding – to visit a school 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. 6:18PMNo arrests as wedding goes off without a hitch 1:27PMWho is royal nutritionist Gabriela Peacock? 9:39AMRichard Bacon invited after Princess Eugenie supported his wife during coma scare 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.” 11:39AMThe order of service – in full  Cara Delevigne  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.”  The wedding cakeCredit:Reuters The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh outside Windsor CastleCredit:PA “Let’s kiss,” Eugenie told her husbandCredit:Getty Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor Castle 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. The royal couple at the front of the chapelCredit:PA 8:16AMThe bridal party 5:15PMStars reveal their royal wedding experiences on social media  Pixie Geldof and George Barnett Credit:James Gourley/REX 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 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 The newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest member The Queen, wearing a pale blue dress, was followed by her husband the Duke.  Naomi Campbell A screen shot of the Trip Advisor website offering hotels at a discounted rate 10:23AMCara Delevingne arrives – wearing a suit and top hat 11:54AMGuests provided with rain macs as part of goodie bags 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. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange rings Crowds gathered in Windsor for the royal 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. 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. 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.” The wedding cake Princess Beatrice 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. Sarah Ferguson arrives at the royal wedding 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 Jane Barlow/PA Wire 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.” Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive Credit:Getty 7:59AMPrincess Eugenie hints dress will not hide signs of her scoliosis surgery, saying it’s important to ‘show people your scars’  11:10AMPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange vows 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. 7:36AMRoyal couple on their pre-wedding jitters Gabriela Peacock 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.  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. 4:14PMRoyal couple leave afternoon reception in Bond car Dr Anthony Wallersteiner 9:57AMPrince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy arrives 4:29PMJack’s bar 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. 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. Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss Hack (right) Chelsy Davy, left, arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack BrooksbankCredit:PA 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 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.”  Pixie Geldolf Pixie Geldolf’s Instagram storyCredit:Pixie Geldolf/Instagram 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. Andrea Bocelli Credit:Drew Gurian/Invision 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!” 8:58AMRoyal fans travel from Canada and the US for the big day 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.  Derek Blasberg 12:15PMVisitors in awe as the royal couple are paraded around Windsor  11:24AMCambridges’ nanny keeps youngsters in check Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss Hack (right) Credit:Getty 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.  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. Sarah Ferguson arrives at the royal weddingCredit:Getty 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. 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. Ellie Goulding, left, arrives for the weddingCredit:Getty Hollywood actress Demi Moore has arrived wearing a burgundy dress and matching fascinator.She was preceded by supermodel Naomi Campbell. 12:05PMThe royal couple take a horse-drawn cart around Windsor Naomi Campbell arrives looking characteristically dramatic in a feathered tweed look by Ralph and Russo. The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte The bride, Princess Eugenie, arrives Robbie Williams arrives as his mother’s hat is blown from her headCredit:AFP Princess Eugenie’s tiaraCredit:Reuters 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. Prince Andrew walks his daughter up the steps to St George’s ChapelCredit:Reuters 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. 8:53AMCrowds line the streets of Windsor Princess Eugenie's dress 8:39AMRoyalist veteran who camped out for four nights to see Charles and Diana’s wedding returns for fourth royal wedding The bride, Princess Eugenie, arrivesCredit:Getty 4:21PMThe 400-egg five-tier red velvet wedding cake 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.” Karoline Copping and Jimmy Carr Credit:Getty Naomi Campbell arrives ahead of the weddingCredit:PA The Duchess of York and her youngest daughter, bride to be Princess Eugenie Credit:Peter Byrne/PA 8:40AMMembers of the public 9:43AMFlashback: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding 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. Andrea Bocelli  10:27AMAndrea Bocelli to perform two pieces at service  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 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. Pippa Middleton (centre) during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank 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. 8:21AMCelebrity friends Bridesmaids and pageboysCredit:Getty 1:16PMFergie rushed to hug close friend of her mother’s Britain's Princess Eugenie of York is helped into an Aston Martin DB10 by her sister Britain's Princess Beatrice 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 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. Sophie Cabot making the cakeCredit:PA 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 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. 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. Dr Anthony WallersteinerCredit:Andrew Crowley 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. 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. 7:28PMLove wins at #RoyalWedding2 “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.” A screen shot of the Trip Advisor website offering hotels at a discounted rateCredit:Trip Advisor The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess CharlotteCredit:PA Leo Mills, 12, left, and Alexios Sheppard, 11 Credit:Steve Parsons/PA 8:55AMCelebrity guests will see the royal couple start married life Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson arrive at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding of Britain’s Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in WindsorCredit:Reuters 10:25AMRoyal contingent begin to arrive “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.” 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.” Princess Charlotte stumbles up the stepsCredit:PA 1:00PMA view from inside St George’s Chapel  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.” Britain’s Princess Eugenie of York is helped into an Aston Martin DB10 by her sister Britain’s Princess BeatriceCredit: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.  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 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. Prince Philip walks towards Sarah, Duchess of YorkCredit:AFP 8:11AMFamily members Cara Delevingne arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksban Princess Eugenie's tiara 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.  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’ 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”. 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.  The order of service for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank is available below:  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 Philip and the the Queen have arrived at the royal wedding.  10:19AMMore guests at second royal wedding because couple have ‘so many friends’, says Prince Andrew “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 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. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex 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.   10:50AMCalamity on the steps 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.  7:17AMTimings for the royal wedding 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. ridesmaids for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle 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 DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie SpectreCredit:AFP 10:40AMFergie and Princess Beatrice arrive Dean of Windsor, David Conner Queen and Prince Philip arriveCredit:PA Gabriela PeacockCredit:David M Bennett/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. 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. 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. Naomi Campbell’s Instagram storyCredit:Naomi Campbell/Instagram 10:37AMGroom Jack Brooksbank arrives  7:27AMGuestlist: Who we think has made the cut Princess Charlotte sticks out her tongue as she rides in a car to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Markle Sophie Cabot making the cake 10:30AMHarry and Meghan return to Windsor 6:00AMThe big day is upon us 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’.” Order of Service (PDF)
Order of Service (Text) The Duchess of Sussex arrives Liv Tyler arrives The gaggle of youngsters in the bridal party had a few minutes to wait before the bride arrived, and were kept in check by the Cambridges’ nanny.Prince George held his hand over his ear as trumpeters lined out at the back of the chapel to herald the arrival of Eugenie.The future king was standing next to sister Princess Charlotte and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughter Savannah. Jack Brooksbank 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.” 9:59AMBargain Windsor hotels on offer to lure tourist to Princess Eugenie’s Royal wedding  Prince Andrew walks his daughter up the steps to St George's Chapel Dean of Windsor, David ConnerCredit:Steve Parsons/AFP The Duchess of York and her youngest daughter, bride to be Princess Eugenie  Robbie Williams arrives as his mother's hat is blown from her head The DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie Spectre 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.  The Duchess of Sussex arrivesCredit:PA 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.” Jack Whitehall's Instagram story 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. Leo Mills, 12, left, and Alexios Sheppard, 11  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. The newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest memberCredit:PA Prince Andrew and his daughter Princess Eugenie Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have left Windsor Castle following their wedding.The couple travelled in a silver Aston Martin driven by Mr Brooksbank. “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.  Crowds gathered in Windsor for the royal weddingCredit:Getty 9:15AMFashion and portrait photographer named as official photographer Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange ringsCredit:Getty 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. 11:35AMRoyal fans’ ‘frustration’ at lack of big screens 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. 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. 10:04AMHolly Valance and Jamie Redknapp among wide-ranging guestlist  Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank interviewed by ITV This Morning's husband and wife duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford 11:23AMPrincess Beatrice gives Great Gatsby reading  10:58AMThe bride, Princess Eugenie, arrives Former footballer Jamie Redknapp arrived dressed in a morning suit as well as singer-songwriter James Blunt. 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. The ceremony took place at the castle’s 15th Century St George’s Chapel with the Dean of Windsor David Conner officiating.  Cara Delevingne arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksban 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.” 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”. ridesmaids for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor CastleCredit:PA Princess Eugenie’s dressCredit:Reuters 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.  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. 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. 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. “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.” Chelsy Davy, left, arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank 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. "Let's kiss," Eugenie told her husband 10:53AMPrince Philip arrives at Windsor amid speculation he might not attend 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. Princess Charlotte stumbles up the steps The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh outside Windsor Castle Ellie Goulding, left, arrives for the wedding 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.” 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.  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. Naomi Campbell arrives ahead of the wedding 9:33AMPink is the early colour of choice Jack Whitehall’s Instagram storyCredit:Jack Whitehall/Instagram Jimmy Carr arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. 10:12AMThe 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?” The Duke and Duchess of SussexCredit:AFP 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. 9:23AMRoyal wedding flowers to reflect ‘rich and vibrant tones of autumn’ This gallery will be updated during the day, featuring the best photographs of the royal wedding:  9:25AMCelebrity guests begin arriving at a blustery Windsor 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 Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank interviewed by ITV This Morning’s husband and wife duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth LangsfordCredit:PA 9:46AMChoristers, 11 and 12, to take centre stage after shining at Harry and Meghan’s wedding Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor CastleCredit:Reuters 1:41PMGroom was ‘perfect head of house’, says his old headteacher 9:10AMThe second royal wedding in numbers 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.” 9:03AMThe real reason why Camilla is not attending 11:05AMThe wedding dress The DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie Spectre. The couple are believed to be heading to the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, for their evening reception.Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, and her sister,  Princess Beatrice, followed behind the couple in a Rolls-Royce.  Prince Philip walks towards Sarah, Duchess of York 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. 10:45AMBridesmaids and pageboys arrive 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. 6:06PM’Why aren’t you holding my hand?’: Lip reader unpicks ceremony Pippa Middleton (centre) during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack BrooksbankCredit:PA Naomi Campbell's Instagram story Pixie Geldolf's Instagram story 4:16PMPrince Andrew’s ‘classic father-in-law speech’, at the expense of Jack Celebrities have kept their followers updated on the big day with posts on social media. Jack Whitehall 11:59AMThe newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest member 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.” 6:33PMPhilip took ‘big step’ towards reconciliation with Fergie 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. 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. Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie of York in a carriage 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.” 10:11AMRobbie Williams arrives as his mother’s hat is blown from her head 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. 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.  Bridesmaids and pageboys 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. Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie of York in a carriageCredit:PA 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.  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.  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”. 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. 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. St George's Chapel Liv Tyler arrivesCredit:PA Credit:Jane Barlow/PA Wire  Princess BeatriceCredit:Reuters 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. 9:29AMThe royal wedding in pictures Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive  10:32AMPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank a ‘perfect couple’, says dean Karoline Copping and Jimmy Carr  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.  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. 9:58AMDemi Moore and Naomi Campbell arrive St George’s ChapelCredit:AFP Here is all you need to know about what will happen when in Windsor today:  Pixie Geldof and George Barnett  Queen and Prince Philip arrive read more

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Ms Ayres wrote: “Tower Bridge is supposed to be where every runner gets their epic marathon shot. Not for us, we were blocked from continuing through over the bridge for a few minutes by several sewage collection lorries, we ended up having to weave through moving vehicles to get through!”Miles 13 through to 18 were horrendous! We were sprayed with cleaning fluid and water from the clean up vehicles, who couldn’t make up their minds if they had water or chemicals. One eager beaver decided to keep nudging me with his vehicle and spraying me until watching spectators went crazy and started yelling at him to stop, he then pulled back. Watching St John’s Ambulance volunteers were appalled and checked us for possible chemical burns. Remember, I’m an official pacer with a big blue flag!” @LondonMarathon. I saw the treatment of the back markers for myself as we doubled back round Canary Wharf. Road sweeper forcing people off the road with full jets going. Disgraceful treatment! Especially considering that it’s your own pacer team involved. #LondonMarathon https://t.co/PLpz5gsg8K— Garry Morrison (@gazranger78) May 1, 2019 Marshalling mile 10.5 after the 7:30 pacer went by. Treatment of the people at the back was very poor. Workers spraying chemicals onto the road erasing course markings while People were still walking! ? Workers mockingly shouted “come on ladies”from the trucks as they drove by😖 pic.twitter.com/iclnVWuIRp— Victoria Seaman (@VixSeaman) April 30, 2019 As well as this, she complained that once she reached water stations, there was nothing there for her or the slower runners.The group even had to be checked by St John’s Ambulance volunteers, she claimed, as they were reportedly sprayed with cleaning chemicals by the clean-up crew. Many said they had the same experience. Runner Michelle Edmunson tweeted: “I came in on 7 hours after the wheels fell off of my race – I was sprayed by the road sweeper, pushed onto pavements and dodged passers by to get to the finish. The timing mats had been taken up I think as I wasn’t getting times and my friends were worrying – really disappointed.” The London Marathon organisers have launched an investigation after slower runners complained road cleanup was done too early, and claim they were followed by sweepers and denied water.Elizabeth Ayres was the 7½hr official pacer on Sunday, meaning she could help the very slowest people finish their marathon on time.She said that she was “bullied by clean-up crew” and forced to weave past sewage trucks – despite finishing “bang on time”.The runner claimed that at the 5km mark she was already being pursued by the cleaning crew, writing: “The sweeper car had overtaken us at Mile 1 and were claiming that I was moving at a slower pace than 17 min miles. I was so annoyed.”The cleaning crew crept up around us and started cleaning off the blue line right in front of me, I wasn’t impressed as made it known to one of the course cars who then asked them to hold back.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Another, Ruth Yorke, added: “I finished 7:30:19 & was sprayed at least 5 times, mile markers dismantled, no finishers tshirt & now they’re saying they will ‘try to get one sent out’.”A volunteer, Victoria Seaman, said: “Marshalling mile 10.5 after the 7:30 pacer went by. Treatment of the people at the back was very poor. Workers spraying chemicals onto the road erasing course markings while people were still walking! ? Workers mockingly shouted ‘come on ladies’ from the trucks as they drove by”.The Telegraph understands that the London Marathon organisers will be investigating all cases where runners felt they were treated badly.Hugh Brasher, Event Director for the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: “We work hard to provide the best possible experience for every runner in the London Marathon and we were very sorry to hear about the experience of Elizabeth and a small number of other runners on Sunday. “A senior member of our team called Elizabeth yesterday to find out more and we are now looking into this in detail as part of a full investigation. We’ll be talking to the people involved to find out what happened and we’ll also be contacting the runners who were in the group being paced by Elizabeth.”   read more

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Man 86 arrested over 1982 murder after human remains are found in

An 86-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who vanished 37 years ago, after human bones were found at a farmhouse.West Mercia Police said “female human remains” were uncovered in a septic tank at a property in the village of Kempsey, Worcestershire, on July 12. The force said a man, 86, was being held on suspicion of murder, after officers determined the body parts “likely” belonged to Brenda Venables.Mrs Venables vanished without a trace from the address in 1982, where she lived with her husband David. A spokesman for West Mercia Police told the Telegraph: “The arrest has been made in connection with the remains that have been found and the investigation is ongoing.”The general circumstances are leading us to believe that it is likely to be that of missing Brenda Venables.” Worcester News reporting Brenda Venables disappearance in 1982 Worcester News reporting Brenda Venables disappearance in 1982Credit:SWNS/Worcester News A statement from the force said on Tuesday: “Police investigating the discovery of female human remains, in a septic tank, in the village of Kempsey on Friday July 12 have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. “The 86-year-old man from Kempsey remains in custody at this time helping officers with their enquiries.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Police are anticipating it will be “a few more weeks” until they know the identity of the victim. The grim find came at the same time officers were searching rural land in nearby Drakes Broughton as part of the hunt for missing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.However, it was reported that the body parts were found in a bag when the septic tank was drained during routine maintenance. read more

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Macron seeks to cut number of MPs by a third

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFrance has not declared war on Syria regime, says MacronApril 16, 2018In “World”Hundreds injured in France fuel protestNovember 18, 2018In “latest news”France to end sale of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040July 6, 2017In “World” It is rare for the French president to address Congress at Versailles – Nicolas Sarkozy was the first (AFP/Getty Images)(BBC) French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed a radical overhaul of the country’s government.Speaking at the historic Palace of Versailles, he said he planned to cut the number of lawmakers by a third.Doing so would produce a more efficient government and put France on a “radically new path”, said Mr Macron.The French president says he has a broad mandate after sweeping wins in presidential and parliamentary elections this year.If his proposed changes were not passed by parliament within a year, he said he would take the decision to a referendum.In his 90-minute speech, the 39-year-old leader vowed to return a “collective dignity” to France.“In the past, procedures have taken preference over results, rules over initiative, living off the public purse over fairness,” he said.The proposed cuts would reduce the number of National Assembly members from 577 to 385, and the numbers of Senate members from 348 to 232.He also said:The European Union had “lost its way” in the past 10 years amid growing bureaucracy – a solution was a “new generation of leaders”France’s electoral system would be changed to allow more proportional representation, so more voices would be heard at government levelFrance’s state of emergency, put in place after terror attacks, would be removed by the autumnMacron said France had “taken the wrong path” in the past.Mr Macron is not the first president to convene a session at Versailles, the grand 17th Century palace outside Paris built by Louis XIV, “the Sun King”.The decision to convene Congress at the palace has come in for criticism, however, and has provided further material for critics of Mr Macron who have accused him of aloofness.While he engaged freely with the press during his electoral campaign, he has made little contact since, and will not conduct the traditional presidential interview for the 14 July national holiday, Bastille Day.Three parties, including Jean-Luc Mélénchon’s far-left France Unbowed, boycotted the event. Mr Mélénchon accused Mr Macron of “crossing a line with the pharaonic aspect of his presidential monarchy”.The front page of Monday’s Libération showed an image of Mr Macron as Jupiter, the king of the gods, holding forked lightning. Expressing concern, the centre-left newspaper said the session in Versailles was the latest manifestation of the president’s authoritarian nature.Mr Macron’s La République en Marche (LREM) party began life only in April 2016, but the former finance minister swept to victory in the second round of the presidential election on 7 May.A month later, his party and its allies went on to claim 350 of the 577 seats in parliamentary elections, a win he says has given him the mandate to push through wide-ranging social and economic reforms.Meanwhile, police have confirmed that a suspected far-right extremist has been charged with plotting to kill Mr Macron at the Bastille Day parade later this month. read more

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Were not running away from a noconfidence motion says Nagamootoo as

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresident’s medical condition was never a factor for no-confidence motion- PPPDecember 20, 2018In “latest news”Opposition’s no-confidence motion against Govt set for December 21December 13, 2018In “latest news”Jagdeo wants no-confidence debated before Budget presentationNovember 21, 2018In “latest news” … to be debated in December after Budget presentation, debatePrime Minister Moses NagamootooPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has asserted that the Coalition Administration of which he is apart of is not running away from the the no-confidence motion laid against them by Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Dr Bharrat Jagdeo.However, Nagamootoo, in an address to the public that was streamed live on the Department of Public Information’s (DPI) facebook page, asserted that the motion will not be debated before the presentation and debate of Budget 2019.Moreover, while the Prime Minister assured that his administration is committed to debating the no-confidence motion, a date for its debate has not been fixed.“We’re not running away from a no-confidence motion, we are prepared for a discussion on any such motion, but we believe that there are some issues that take precedent over such a motion…We will debate this motion, we will have this motion discussed, and we will defeat it; because it is not a viable motion, it is a motion that is bred out of desperation; it is a motion that is bred out of Opposition frustration; it is a motion that is bred by this opportunism to look forward to the new wealth of Guyana and trying to destabilise our beautiful country,” Nagamootoo posited, among other things, in his Friday afternoon address.Referring to the Nagamootoo’s comments as “vacuous ramblings” the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in a subsequent release called on Government to put the motion up for debate at the earliest time possible.The Opposition said on Friday that in an attempt to make a ridiculous case that the no-confidence motion is an act of desperation and would be defeated, Nagamootoo has comically and desperately sought to argue for a delay in debating it.“As they say, ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’. Nagamootoo should stop spouting hot air and bring on the no-confidence motion for debate earliest. Despite all the “fat talk”, the truth is he is scared to death to do so. Instead, he parrots the Government’s position that the budget must be presented and debated first,” the PPP declared.The PPP has also said that Government must accept the reality that Nagamootoo is widely regarded as a “political joke” in Guyana, and should be the last person assigned the responsibility of publishing the Government’s position; that is, if the Government wants that position to be taken seriously by the nation.“This man simply has no credibility in the eyes of the Guyanese public, because of the number of lies which he has spoken and written over the years. Only recently, he threatened to demolish the PPP at Whim and at the Local Government Elections (LGE). The results show that not even the backers voted for his candidates at Whim, and the AFC received less than 4 per cent of the total votes cast at the LGE,” the party posited.The PPP went on to address Nagamootoo’s claim of “fear and desperation”, reminding him that as Leader of Government Business, instead of leading his troops to Parliament last Friday, he led them into hiding at Congress Place; and “with the gates securely locked and the environs surrounded by a band of aggressive APNU supporters, he then puffed his chest to the press as he declared that he is not afraid of the no-confidence motion.”“We reiterate our call for the no-confidence motion to be debated in the Parliament earliest, and we respectfully demand that the National Assembly puts the Motion up for debate. We say to the Government, ‘Stop the grandstanding outside the National Assembly and come to the National Assembly to debate the Motion’,” said the PPP.Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs, has written the Parliamentary Opposition, informing them that their motion will not be heard before the 2019 Budget is dealt with by the House.Opposition Member of Parliament and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall had contended that the motion “cannot be ignored or tossed aside in favour of other Government business in the National Assembly. Certainly, it is required to be debated before a national budget is presented. The rationale is a pragmatic one: that if the No-Confidence Motion is dealt with after the budget, then the Government that presented the budget may not be in office to implement that budget,”.Finance Minister Winston Jordan is expected to present the National Budget on Monday, November 26, 2018, and the debate is expected to commence one week after, with Consideration of the Estimates beginning the following week. read more

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Guyana Airways never filed an application to operate – GCAA

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDomestic Airways Inc. receives Air Operators CertificateJanuary 15, 2018In “Business”MOU signed for direct flights from Georgetown to ArubaNovember 23, 2018In “latest news”GCAA’s suspension of shuttle operations not a “knee jerk” reaction- FieldsSeptember 14, 2017In “Business” Head of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Egbert Field on Saturday said that the new Guyana Airways, which recently won a Court case against the Government for the use of the name, has never filed an application to operate in Guyana.This was related by the Director General of the GCCA, during an exclusive interview with <<>> on Saturday.“The Civil Aviation Authority onto the time of my departure on Tuesday for the Director General’s Conference in Peru, we have not received any information or any documentation from Guyana Airways…we have not received any application from Guyana Airways,” Field said.Director General of the GCAA, Egbert FieldsAlthough it has been in the air that the proprietor of the airline had submitted his application for operations, the director noted, “they’ll have to submit an application. They never did submit an application before and I want to make it pretty clear.”According to him, Guyana Airways filed an ‘intent of operations’ on the work they intended to pursue. “That was not an application. The application process starts when you provide the application for the operation so we are awaiting, now after the court’s decision, (for) the application from the Guyana Airways,” he explained.Although the airline was hoping to begin operations in February 2019 as was related to this newspaper by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Airways Corporation (GAC), Colin Abrams, this may not be possible since it takes at least 12 or 13 months before the airline’s application is approved, due to the processing requirements.“The normal process when an airline is being approved or going through the five step process for an air operators’ certificate which is what the entity would have to go through before an air operator’s certificate is granted, if it’s a large jet operations because of the intricacies which are involved, it could take as much as a year to 13 months. If it’s a small operation like a domestic caravan or even an islander operation then that process can take between four to six months,” Field explained.The Guyana Airways headquarters on High and Barrack Streets, KingstonThis period, he said, is “absolutely important” as officials would use this phase to ensure that all aspects of the operation are covered such as training for staffers, evaluation of personnel and the documentation of the airline, such as operations manual, flight attendant manual, weight and balance manual, maintenance manual and several others, to outline the procedures for the specific section. He said this phase usually takes up most of time.Further he outlined that the aircraft’s facilities would require inspections and the aircraft itself would require evaluation. These processes he mentioned are important as it would ensure passenger safety among others.Government had taken the private airline to court this year for using the name which was used by two other companies which no longer exist.The inconvenienced business man explained during a previous interview, “Two years after we’ve been registered and putting all this together and spending all this money, they just snuffed the life out of us without a hearing, without anything. We just had a marshal show up at our secretary’s home and that’s it, so they kinda murdered us.”According to him, 110 flight attendants have already been hired for the two airlines which will soon provide flights to Cuba, Barbados and Trinidad for now and will extend its services to the United States of America when Guyana becomes authorized to do so. Meanwhile, some 150 persons in total will be hired to work on the airline. Training for those employees will be done here in Guyana for four weeks and wind down in Miami, USA.Among the cards expected to be thrown out on the table by the airline is that of low cost flights. The CEO noted that flights with Guyana Airways will be of a reduced cost all year round, which will afford Guyanese the opportunity to fly back and forth from North to South America. (Davina Ramdass) read more

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Ronaldo accepts €188m deal over tax evasion

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was all smiles as he arrived at court (BBC image)Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has cut a deal with a court in Madrid over tax evasion charges, accepting an €18.8m (£16.6m) fine.A huge media presence met the player outside the court, after a judge refused his request to appear by video or to enter the building by car to avoid the spotlight.The deal, agreed in advance, includes a 23-month jail sentence.But in Spain, convicts do not usually do time for sentences under two years.The non-violent nature of Ronaldo’s offence means he is unlikely to spend any time at all in jail, serving it on probation instead.The court appearance lasted mere minutes as Ronaldo accepted the deal offered by prosecutors.The current Juventus player, who played for the club in Italy the night before, arrived at the provincial court with his fiancee Georgina Rodriguez. Smiling and giving a thumbs-up, he was apparently unfazed by the media presence.His lawyers had argued that given his fame, avoiding the main entrance was needed for the player’s security.Ronaldo, five-time winner of Europe’s Ballon d’Or and often titled one of the world’s best players, was accused of avoiding paying tax in Spain between 2010 and 2014, when he was playing for Real Madrid and based in the Spanish capital.Forbes lists the 33-year-old as the third-wealthiest athlete in the world, with estimated earnings of $108m (€95m) a year.The case centres around lucrative image rights deals. Prosecutors say the proceeds were funnelled through low-tax companies in foreign nations to avoid paying the required tax.In court, as part of his deal, Ronaldo acknowledged four incidents amounting to €5.7m owed, according to Spanish-language news agency EFE.In 2017, when the allegations first emerged, prosecutors said it was a “voluntary and conscious breach of his fiscal obligations in Spain”.But Ronaldo’s lawyers said it is all down to a misunderstanding over what was and was not required under Spanish law, and deny any deliberate attempt to evade tax.The deal, struck in June last year, had to be agreed with Spain’s tax authorities. (Excerpts from BBC) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRonaldo appears in court over tax evasion claimsJuly 31, 2017In “latest news”Cristiano Ronaldo fined 3.2 mln euro in tax evasion caseJuly 27, 2018In “latest news”Embattled Ronaldo given federation president’s backingOctober 4, 2018In “Sports” read more

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Australian technology to underpin 14 billion coalgas project in US

first_imgAustralian-based clean coal energy technology developer, GTL Energy, has been selected by a North American energy consortium to provide its coal beneficiation technology to the proposed $1.4 billion South Heart coal-to-synthetic gas project in North Dakota. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, project partners, Great Northern Power Development (GNPD) and Allied Syngas Corp, said GTLE’s beneficiation technology had been chosen from a worldwide review of coal beneficiation technologies to upgrade the low-quality lignite reserves at South Heart.The GTLE technology is critical to transforming the local low grade coal into low moisture high grade briquette feedstock for use in the joint venture’s proposed $1.4 billion plant at South Heart in southwest North Dakota, to produce synthetic natural gas by 2013. The commitment validates Adelaide-based GTLE’s proprietary technology which has been developed in the US since installation of its pilot plant facilities in Colorado.GTLE’s beneficiation process converts Low Rank Coal (LRC) into a cleaner and more productive fuel by removing up to 80% of its water content, together with ash, sodium, and other impurities that interfere with clean combustion. As well as increasing the thermal value of the coal by 50-60%, the upgraded coal is easier to transport and handle, and produces significantly less carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions than if the low grade reserves were to be used without pre-treatment.GTLE will now progress to commence construction of its first commercial scale module during 2008, to be in production by the first quarter of 2009.As part of the agreement, GNPD – the largest owner of coal reserves in the USA outside of the US Federal Government – and Allied Syngas, will also acquire a direct ownership stake in GTL Energy – paving the way for the three partners’ collaboration in a number of other clean energy ventures.Announcing the MOU, GNPD’s President and CEO, Chuck Kerr, said GTLE’s beneficiated coal would yield “greater energy efficiency and a smaller environmental footprint” for the eagerly awaited coal-gas project at South Heart. This technology enables us to further our mission to make the South Heart Gasification Project one of the cleanest coal-based plants in the world.”GTL Energy’s CEO, Robert French, said that the consortium’s decision to select the Company as the coal upgrading technology for the South Heart Gasification Project was significant validation of the GTLE process. It would open up substantial opportunities around the world for gasification, but also cleaner power generation and help meet the growing energy demands of Asia and elsewhere. “We are very pleased to be working with GNPD and Allied Syngas to bring together our coal upgrading technology with their advanced gasification system, completing a suite of clean energy solutions. Our technology allows client users to exploit currently unexploited low-rank coal resources in an environmentally responsible way, to satisfy growing energy demands in an increasingly global market influenced and sensitive to climate change issues and expectations.”The Chairman of GTLE, Robert Kennedy, said: “The application of the GTLE technology in North Dakota will prove a springboard for selling GTLE’s technology into a wider energy market. There are significant global reserves of low rank coal which will be utilised to meet energy demand. In doing so, it is critical that the coal is upgraded to ensure the energy extraction is managed in an environmentally responsible way. GTLE’s technology is applicable now, and is crucial in the development of clean energy options such as coal-to-gas and subsequent CO2 sequestration. GTLE’s proprietary technology has been developed with the support of Australian and US private investors. It is a robust, low temperature beneficiating technology which has been thoroughly tested on coals from around the world. We believe that it will have significant implications for the responsible development of Australia’s large and very extensive brown coal and lignite energy resources.”GNPD was created to develop energy projects incorporating the coal and lignite reserves owned by its affiliated partnership: Great Northern Properties Ltd Partnership (GNP), the USA’s largest private owner of coal reserves. While GNP was formed solely for the leasing and management of its mineral land interests, GNPD was formed to assume the responsibility for all aspects of project development, including project management, financing, feasibility studies, permitting, land control, business development, and mine development. Both GNP and GNPD are headquartered in Houston, Texas.Allied Syngas and its affiliate Envirotherm GmbH, a co-owner of the BGL gasification technology, are part of Allied Resource Corp. Formed in 1994, Allied Resource is a global technology-based industrial services company based on a growing number of technology innovations focused on environmental services, industrial processing and recycling. Headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Allied Resource also has substantial operations in Western Europe and China.last_img read more

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Rio Tinto chosen to supply WalMart with responsibly produced jewelry

first_imgRio Tinto has been chosen by Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, to provide gold and silver for fully traceable, responsibly-produced jewellery. The partnership is part of a Wal-Mart initiative to achieve 100% traceability for all of the gold and silver jewellery sold at its stores. Wal-Mart’s Love, Earth® jewelry collection will be produced with 100% traceable gold and silver mined and manufactured based on industry-leading criteria. The project will initially focus on gold and silver jewellery using metal from Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper (KUC) Bingham Canyon mine in Utah. The jewellery will be sold at Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s Club locations, and online. This partnership marks a shift in how Wal-Mart jewellery is produced and sold, and it will give customers the ability to trace their Love, Earth jewellery all the way back to the mine it came from by going online.“We are impressed with Wal-Mart’s desire to become more sustainable and their efforts to proactively begin a relationship with us to help achieve their goals,” said Andrew Harding, President, Kennecott Utah Copper. “Companies like Rio Tinto and Wal-Mart have an opportunity to change the way products are manufactured and used to reduce impacts on the environment and local communities.”“As the largest retailer of jewelry in the world, Wal-Mart is in a unique position to influence sustainable practices in the jewelry industry,” said Pam Mortensen, Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager for Wal-Mart. “With Love, Earth jewellery, we collaborated with partners like Rio Tinto who are at the forefront of sustainable business practices in the industry to bring an affordable and beautiful product to our customers.”“Rio Tinto has shown real leadership and foresight in this groundbreaking jewellery initiative,” said Dr. Assheton Stewart Carter, Senior Director of Business Policies and Practices at Conservation International (CI). “We believe that these impressive efforts  – on the part of Rio Tinto, Wal-Mart and its other partners – are a positive first step for creating a new industry standard.”Rio Tinto has also been working with CI on other initiatives. In 2007, the two signed a relationship agreement to cover CI’s global level work on integrating biodiversity considerations into the company’s environmental management systems.Other suppliers in the Wal-Mart responsible jewelry initiative are Newmont Mining and Aurafin, a Florida-based jewellery manufacturer.Rio Tinto says it “is committed to contributing to sustainable development, not just because it is the right, responsible and ethical approach to managing the earth’s natural resources and to safeguarding the health of the planet for future generations, but because it also makes sound business sense. By earning a good reputation for care of the environment and contribution to social improvement and the economic conditions of local communities within a strong governance structure, Rio Tinto can gain improved access to land, people and capital, the three critical resources on which the company’s business success is built.”last_img read more

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Kubota introduces new RTV400Ci fuelinjected utility vehicle

first_imgNew gas-power vehicle provides versatility for mines, surface and underground. Kubota says “the new gas-powered RTV400Ci utility vehicle that features the agility and reliability of a mid-sized utility vehicle, but is compact enough to fit in the bed of a full-size, long-bed pickup truck.” At 1.4 m wide and 1.8 m high, the new four-wheel drive RTV400Ci gets the job done with its fuel-injected, air-cooled, single-cylinder gas engine. “Kubota has built its reputation on meeting and exceeding customer expectations; the RTV400Ci makes for the fifth RTV in the Kubota family, and is another example of how Kubota continually delivers everything our customers value” These units are widely used underground..Dan Muramoto, Utility Vehicle product manager, says compact, gas-powered and well-equipped, the RTV400Ci provides exceptional ease of transportation, making the vehicle ideal for moving to and from worksites.”This RTV has a newly-designed Continuously Variable Transmission with inertial clutch (CVT Plus) for excellent response and reliability, while providing dynamic braking to help maintain control during descents with engine-assisted deceleration. CVT Plus also features a full protection cover to minimize mud or dust intrusion to ensure longer belt life.The RTV400Ci also features a new, air-cooled, single-cylinder gas engine that was developed to ensure peak performance and ultimate durability. This electronic fuel-injected (EFI) gasoline engine offers a responsive, smooth and reliable ride. The EFI system further improves engine performance by providing quick, easy starts, even in the most severe weather conditions, as well as on-demand power and optimized acceleration.Weighing a modest 570 kg, the RTV400Ci can handle upwards of 200 kg in its durable, metal cargo box and it can tow up to 500 kg. Featuring ergonomic, well-placed controls for easy operation, the RTV400Ci is designed for ultimate comfort – its contoured bench seat makes riding enjoyable for both the driver and passenger. The low operator platform also offers ample leg room, making it easy to step in and out. In addition to comfort, the RTV’s Standard Rollover Protection System (ROPS) meets or exceeds standards required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).last_img read more

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Ontario government to commit up to C1 billion to develop Ring of

first_imgThe Ontario government says it is prepared to commit up to C$1 billion to develop strategic all-season industrial and community transportation infrastructure in the Ring of Fire. However, Ontario also points out that it needs a partner and is calling on the Federal Canadian government to equally match this funding to build the infrastructure required for this important project in the north that will create jobs and boost the northern economy. The approach and priorities with respect to this investment will be established in partnership with First Nations, governments and industry partners through the development corporation. The province is currently facilitating the creation of a development corporation to accelerate strategic infrastructure development in the region. The corporation will bring together key mining companies, First Nations, and the provincial and federal governments to develop, construct, finance, operate and maintain infrastructure supporting access to strategic resources in the mineral rich Ring of Fire.The Ring of Fire represents one of the most significant mineral regions in the province, and includes the largest deposit of chromite ever discovered in North America. The province states: “A multi-generational opportunity, the Ring of Fire will create thousands of jobs and enhance the economic prosperity of Ontario and Canada. Investing in the development of the Ring of Fire is part of the government’s economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario’s greatest strengths – its people and strategic partnerships.” The Ring of Fire, located 540 km northeast of Thunder Bay, is one of the most significant mineral regions in the province. Development in the Ring of Fire is subject to all necessary environmental assessment and regulatory processes, and fulfillment of the Crown’s duty to consult.In November 2013, Ontario announced that it would facilitate the creation of a development corporation to lead strategic infrastructure development for the Ring of Fire region. More recently, on March 26, 2014, Ontario and Matawa member First Nations signed a Regional Framework agreement that will ensure First Nation communities benefit from the proposed Ring of Fire development. The Ring of Fire has mineral potential known to be worth $60 billion and includes the largest deposit of chromite ever discovered in North America. Chromite is a key ingredient of stainless steel. The region also holds the potential for significant production of nickel, copper, gold and platinum.Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance states: “We are committed to driving progress and investing in infrastructure development in Northern Ontario’s economy. We are looking to the federal government to match our commitment of C$1 billion to unleash the Ring of Fire so that we can seize this tremendous economic opportunity of national importance.” Michael Gravelle, the Minister of Northern Development and Mines stated: “Our government is committed to making a significant investment to fund transportation infrastructure development in the Ring of Fire. We have made important progress over the past few months to bring partners and divergent interests together. Now we need the federal government to match this commitment so that we can move forward on realizing the Ring of Fire’s potential and making important advancements on regional, environmental, and economic developments.””last_img read more

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Caterpillar celebrates 85 years on the New York Stock Exchange

first_imgOn December 22 Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to mark the 85th anniversary of the company’s listing on the NYSE. Of the approximately 3,200 companies listed on the NYSE, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is among only 2% that have been listed for 85 years or more.“Not only are we celebrating 85 years on the NYSE this year, but next year we will also celebrate the 90th anniversary of Caterpillar as a company,” Oberhelman said. “Both milestones are a testament to the strength of our global brand, our dedication to customers and strong reputation with stockholders for financial strength and performance through the years. In 2014, the strength of our balance sheet and strong cash flow positioned Caterpillar to repurchase $4.2 billion in stock and to pay $1.6 billion in dividends. Caterpillar has paid a cash dividend every year since the company was formed in 1925 and has paid a quarterly dividend since 1933. We are proud of delivering that consistency and value over the decades.”Caterpillar – 85 years on the NYSE:The company listed on December 2, 1929, under the name Caterpillar Tractor Co. In 1986, the name was changed to Caterpillar IncIn May 1991, Caterpillar became one of 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial AverageCaterpillar sales for 1929 were $52 million and profit was $12 millionAn investor buying one share of Caterpillar Tractor Co at $56.25 in 1929 would have an investment worth about $40,000* today, accounting for share price growth, stock splits and dividends over the past 85 years. (*As calculated at close December 2, 2014)Caterpillar’s total shareholder return has sustained an annual compounded growth rate of 8% since the company listed in 1929On December 2, 1929, the first listing day, 1,882,240 shares were outstanding and 400 shares of Caterpillar stock were traded. On December 2, 2014, there were more than 605,000,000 shares outstanding and about 4 million shares traded.last_img read more

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Mining chemicals market size to reach 3801 billion by 2024

first_imgThe global mining chemicals market is expected to reach $38.01 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research. It says “positive mining industry outlook in India, China, Australia, Peru, and Chile is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. The presence of abundant raw materials including rare earth metals in China, Russia, Australia, Thailand, and the US is expected to facilitate exploration activities, thus propelling demand for the product.“Australia has the third largest rare earth metal reserves in the world. In Russia, companies have been investing increasingly in the development of new extraction techniques to recover uranium. These factors are likely to have a positive impact on growth. Decrease in ore quality of zinc, lead, copper, and nickel is expected to promote utilization of sophisticated technologies requiring frothers, flocculants, grinding aids, and solvent extractants.”Further key findings from the report suggest:Grinding aids dominated the global market accounting for over 40% of the global market share in 2015. Grinding aids help in improvement of the extraction process and require low maintenance. In addition, use of grinding aids can reduce pollution and other harmful effects on the environment. Increasing concerns regarding the cost of grinding the minerals are expected to propel utilization of grinding aids over the forecast period.Explosives & drilling application dominated the market in 2015 and is projected to be the fastest growing segment owing to rapid depletion of shallow surface reserves which has led to the requirement of deep surface mining activities. Moreover, mining chemicals are also used for the efficient breaking of rocks during mining, thereby reducing cost and saving time during mineral processing.Asia Pacific accounted for over 40% market share in 2015 and is projected to witness the fastest growth on account of the rapid industrial development and increasing focus on sustainability. Market players have been investing increasingly in the mining industry in the region which is expected to have a positive impact on demand for mining chemicals.In June 2013, BASF established its new R&D laboratory in Johannesburg, to develop new mining chemicals and product differentiation. High raw material cost coupled with high logistic cost is expected to restrain entry of new players in the industry. High capital cost is also expected to be a major restraint for the manufacturers. In addition, stringent government regulations to reduce environmental pollution are expected to have an adverse impact on the market players over the next eight years.last_img read more

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RopeCon installation for limestone in Guatemala

first_imgThe successful start-up of a RopeCon® system which will transport limestone from a quarry to the area where it will be processed has recently taken place in Guatemala, approximately 35 km from the capital. The installation, which requires no more than four tower structures to cross a wooded terrain, has a length of about 1.6 km and covers a vertical rise of almost 200 m.Thanks to the long rope spans it has been possible to minimise the amount of space required on the ground. The cement plant of Guatemalan Cementos Progreso, S.A is due start operation in the first half of year 2017. From then on, RopeCon® will transport 2,100 t of material every hour.RopeCon® has been developed and designed by the Austrian ropeway manufacturer Doppelmayr and combines the features of a belt conveyor with those of a ropeway, thereby making use of the advantages of both technologies. It is currently in use for a variety of material transport applications all over the world.last_img read more

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