June 20, 2018

Review Category : People

Duke and Duchess of Sussex join the Queen at Royal Ascot

Duke and Duchess of Sussex join the Queen at Royal AscotThe Duchess of Sussex has made her debut at Royal Ascot, joining the Queen for her favourite event of the season as she channeled the monochrome style of My Fair Lady. The Duchess, in a white and black hat and dress, accompanied her husband in an Ascot carriage for her first outing to the Royal Enclosure, before presenting a trophy to race winner Frankie Dettori. While she appeared to have taken style inspiration from the outfits of Audrey Hepburn’s Eliza Doolittle, she suffered no similar etiquette mishaps, mingling with seasoned race-goers and engaged in cheerful conversation with the Queen. The Queen, in bright yellow, led her family in the opening day of Royal Ascot, joined by the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Royal and Duke of York with his daughters. The Duke of Cambridge was elsewhere, undertaking engagements focusing on male mental health and technological innovation in Liverpool, while the Duchess remained out of sight with her three children. Royal Ascot 2018, in pictures The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in the third carriage of the tradition Royal procession, along with the Earl and Countess of Wessex. They would have had much to talk about, as the newlywed Sussexes celebrated the “one month anniversary” of their wedding and the Wessexes marked 19 years to the day since their own Windsor Castle nuptials. The Queen wearing yellow for the first day of Royal Ascot In an unmistakable sign of welcome into the Royal family, the Duke and Duchess were tasked with presenting the trophy for the St James’s Palace Stakes, won by Favourite Without Parole ridden by Frankie Dettori and trained by John Gosden. The Duchess of Sussex wore an embellished white shirt dress from Givenchy, the fashion house that designed her wedding gown, with a striking hat by Royal favourite Philip Treacy. How the Royal Family have dressed for the races over the years Fitting in with the strict dress code of the Royal Enclosure, the Duchess’ colour scheme was reminiscent of the 1964 My Fair Lady film, in which a beautiful cockney flower seller mingles with high society at Ascot before being unmasked by her coarse shouts of encouragement at the horses. Royal Ascot | Read more


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Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara gives birth to baby girl

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara gives birth to baby girlZara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, has given birth to her second daughter, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday, the monarch's seventh great-grandchild. Zara, who is married to former England rugby union captain Mike Tindall, gave birth to her second child, who weighed in at 9lb 3oz (4.2 kg), on Sunday at Stroud Maternity Unit in western England. The baby's name will be confirmed in due course, the palace said, adding that the queen, her husband Prince Philip and Zara's mother Princess Anne, the monarch's only daughter, were delighted with the news.


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Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revoltWATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips his cap to reveal the message: "Communism will win."


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China's Xi praises North Korea's Kim for Trump summit, promises support

China's Xi praises North Korea's Kim for Trump summit, promises supportBy Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping offered high praise to visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, lauding the "positive" outcome of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump and promising unwavering friendship. Meeting Kim on his third trip to China this year, and just a week after Kim met Trump in Singapore, Xi said China was willing to keep playing a positive role to promote the peace process on the Korean peninsula. Kim's visit was the latest in a flurry of diplomatic contacts, and unlike during his previous two visits to China, the government announced his presence while he was in the country rather than waiting for him to leave.


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