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The real story behind the Queen's giggling photo

<p>Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth shared many laughs in their 73-year-long marriage, but one particular moment caught on camera has fans in awe.</p> <p>A photo of the couple has been circulating on Twitter with new claims that their laughter is the result of a prank between the pair.</p> <p>The photo has gone viral before, but many wrongly believed that Prince Philip wore the uniform without the Queen's knowledge to surprise his wife and make her smile while she performed her royal duties.</p> <p>The photographer behind the now-famous image has finally revealed the cause of the laughter between the Queen and her husband.</p> <p>Chris Young, who worked for the Press Association at the time, was the only photographer present at the review when he noticed a beekeeper being called to remove a beehive that was underneath the seats for guests and the royal family.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Does anyone know the story behind this picture? I read that <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrincePhilip?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PrincePhilip</a> was playing a joke on the Queen by dressing as one of her regular sentries — and this was the moment she realised <a href="https://t.co/QsN7pvX34Z">pic.twitter.com/QsN7pvX34Z</a></p> — Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) <a href="https://twitter.com/theJeremyVine/status/1380796703826132994?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 10, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>"Some of the guests were unsure as to whether they should move, but eventually everyone had to beat a retreat," Young told the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-56242398" target="_blank"><em>BBC</em></a>, explaining he captured the Queen and Philip's "unique" reaction to the moment.</p> <p>"I recognised that it was a human moment. She was giggling like a little girl and he was laughing too."</p> <p>The Duke of Edinburgh attended up to 300 engagements a year alongside the Queen during his time as a working royal.</p>

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Hugh Jackman celebrates 25 years of marriage with beautiful post

<p><span>Hugh Jackman is celebrating 25 years of marriage with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, and has paid tribute with a heartwarming post.</span><br /><br /><span><em>The Golden Globe</em> winner shared a touching post dedicated to his wife on their 25th wedding anniversary.</span><br /><br /><span>Jackman wrote "Being married to you Deb is as natural as breathing."</span><br /><br /><span>"From nearly the moment we met ... I knew our destiny was to be together," the 52-year-old went on to say.</span><br /><br /><span>"In our 25 years - our love has only grown deeper. The fun, excitement and adventure more exhilarating; the learning even greater.</span><br /><br /><span>"I'm forever grateful to share our love, our life - and, our family together. We've only just begun. Deb, I love you with all my heart!"</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNhcn7Rj_l9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CNhcn7Rj_l9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Hugh Jackman (@thehughjackman)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Jackman met Furness, 65, on the set of the Aussie TV series Correlli.</span><br /><br /><span>The two tied the knot in April 1996 and went on to adopt two children together: son Oscar, 20, and daughter Ava, 15.</span><br /><br /><span>In September of 2020, Furness revealed her connection with Jackman.</span><br /><br /><span>"When you find a partner in crime that you share and you grow together — and life is tough as we know it, it's not all good — and when you have someone there that is so supportive… you can really stand buck naked. You have to," Furness said on Anh's Brush With Fame.</span><br /><br /><span>"When you've got kids and life and whatever, you stand there buck naked, authentic, warts and all, this is who it is, and you're loved, there's nothing better."</span></p>

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Prince Andrew speaks publicly for first time in MONTHS

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Prince Andrew has spoken publicly for the first time after being forced out of the public spotlight in 2019 after the death of Prince Philip last week.</p> <p>The Duke of York attended a service for his father at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, and told reporters that his mother, The Queen, has been left with a "huge void in her life".</p> <p>"The Queen, as you could expect, is an incredibly stoic person and she described his passing as a miracle, and she is contemplating is the way I would put it," he said.</p> <p>"She described it as having left a huge void in her life but we, the family, the ones who are closer, are rallying round to make sure that we are there to support her.</p> <p>"And I know there is a huge amount of support, not just for her but for everybody as we go through this enormous change."</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840647/prince-andrew-philip-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/99924d95cb054cdb8623caa07194d18f" /></p> <p>Prince Andrew also spoke of his father's final months and their conversations before he passed to reporters.</p> <p>"My father said to me on the telephone a few months ago, 'We're all in the same boat and we must always remember that but occasionally we, in the family, are asked to stand up and show compassion and leadership'," he said.</p> <p>"And unfortunately with my father's death, it has brought it home to me not just our loss but the loss that everybody else has felt for so many people who have died and lost loved ones during the pandemic.</p> <p>"And so, we are all in the same boat, slightly different circumstances because he didn't die from COVID, but we are all feeling a great sense of loss.</p> <p>"But at the same time the tributes have been absolutely amazing, that I have seen, and the messages that I am getting have been absolutely outstanding and I just want to say how grateful I am, we are, for these tributes."</p> <p>Andrew continued: "He was a remarkable man, I loved him as a father. He was so calm.</p> <p>"If you had a problem he would think about it and that's the great thing I always think about, he was always somebody you could go to and he would always listen, so it's a great loss.</p> <p>"I think the way I would put it is we have almost lost the grandfather of the nation and I feel very sorry and supportive of my mother who is feeling it, probably more than everybody else."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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"Hurtful": Bride shares aunts furious wedding RSVP

<p>A bride has revealed the furious RSVP she received from her aunt after not inviting her partner of two years to the wedding.</p> <p>Taking to Reddit, the woman shared the "rude" response, explaining she had to cut down on her guest list due to the pandemic, but her aunt didn't take it well.</p> <p>"Most rude and hurtful," Aunt Edith scrawled across the invitation sent back in the mail.</p> <p>She added her partner's name 'Uncle Danny' and wrote a cross alongside 'Declines with regret'.</p> <p>Before adding: "Family shouldn't separate family. You shouldn't have sent one at all.</p> <p>The bride continued to explain that Uncle Dany wasn't very well-liked among the rest of the family and she had only met him a handful of times.</p> <p>Many agreed with the bride's right to invite who she wanted to, with one person telling the aunt to "harden up".</p> <p>"That‘s a quick way to quit being invited to family gatherings ever again," one person wrote.</p> <p>There were a few who thought the couple was actually rude for not inviting the partner, given they had been a couple for two years.</p> <p>"It's possible to think the couple was rude for not inviting a guest's long-term partner while also thinking the aunt's reaction was over the top," was one response.</p> <p>While others agree with that point, though stressed Covid changed the situation.</p> <p>"I think Covid makes a very big difference though. Without Covid, you should invite partners. With Covid, guests lists are very restricted," one person wrote.</p>

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REVEALED: What William told Kate when she met him at the altar

<p>The public have been hungry for every detail they could get surrounding the marriage ceremony of Prince William and Duchess Kate.</p> <p>While the wedding was back in 2011, there were still conversations, details, and particulars that royal fans have not been privy to – however professional lip readers have managed to decipher what William had whispered to his then-fiancé when they met each other to say their “I do’s.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840640/oatlands-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/27c9fc8673ab40908779b190110b77d6" /></p> <p>Surprisingly enough, they even figured out what Prince Harry had remarked to his big brother when Kate entered Westminster Abbey.</p> <p>Peering over William’s shoulder as he watched Kate slowly make her way down the aisle, he told William: “Right, she is here now… Well, she looks beautiful, I can tell you that.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840639/oatlands-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d738fe118f544f30912442a7cb1c437c" /></p> <p>A CBS’ news lip reader also caught Pippa Middleton telling her sister that she looked “amazing”.</p> <p>It was a similar sentiment to William who lovingly told his to-be fine: “You look beautiful”.</p> <p>Later on during the day, the couple were awed by the massive crowds that greeted them as they stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.</p> <p>Kate remarked: “Wow, that’s amazing… That’s a lot of people.”</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840641/oatlands.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b1e57f876c16414da2a91148af761b9b" /></p> <p>William turned to her a little later on, and told her: "Go on, a little kiss, go on."</p> <p>The moment that followed resulted in photographs that were deemed some of the most iconic of 2011.</p> <p>Just seconds later, William was believed to have said: "Let's give them another one. I love you. One more kiss, one more kiss. OK?"</p>

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$30 ALDI buy sparks viral debate over old wives' tale

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>A woman has accidentally sparked a passionate debate on social media after sharing a controversial "gift idea" from ALDI - a cheap set of knives.</p> <p>Angela Joyce Frost took to Facebook group Aldi Mums to share her excitement over a bargain set of knives she purchased for $30.</p> <p>She posted a photo of the Crofton six-piece knife set with sharpener and wrote: "Brought this knife block set at Aldi today. So impressed how nice it is for only $29.99! Great for a gift idea."</p> <p>The shopper said she thought it would make for a perfect housewarming gift, however the suggestion quickly divided critics.</p> <p>"Bite me if you like, but you don't give knives as gifts, they cut the friendship or bond. (old wives tale)," one ALDI fan wrote.</p> <p>The conversation instantly shifted to be around the legitimacy of the old superstition, with critics clashing in the comments section.</p> <p>"Don't give knives as presents. Bad luck. You will cut the connection," another Aldi fan wrote.</p> <p>"Yes! I was just going to say the same. Twice, people have given our family lovely knives and both times the friendship got cut off," another claimed, with a fourth agreeing: "Well this explains the demise of a 6 year relationship after some $400 knives."</p> <p>These anecdotes weren't enough to satisfy some skeptics though, with one critic writing: "Good to see superstitions and old wives tales are alive and well in 2021".</p> <p>"A good friend gifted us a knife set and we are still happily married after 12 years/17 years together!" another Facebook user stated.</p> <p>"I gave my husband a set of knives years ago when we were just dating... when does this bad connection happen? He'd be keen to know," another wrote, followed by laughing emojis.</p> <p>A third asked: "What kind of sorcery do you believe in if giving a gift causes doom and gloom?"</p> <p>But there was a third group of people who believed they had found a solution to the knife-giving fallout. "No, if you put a coin with it, it removes the spell," one critic explained in the viral thread.</p> <p>"My dad wouldn't even give me his good butcher knife. I had to give him $1.00," another agreed, with a third weighing in: "If you give knives as a gift you have to give a coin with it. Its [sic] meant to stop the bad luck. Another old wives tale."</p> <p>Needless to say, the superstition had some users concerned.</p> <p>"My husband just gave me a set of Japanese chef knives for our 6 year wedding anniversary."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Serena William stands by long-time friend Meghan Markle

<p>Tennis legend Serena Williams has praised her long-time friend Meghan Markle's strength for speaking her truth in the Oprah interview that caused waves worldwide.</p> <p>She appeared on<span> </span><em>The Shine Series</em>, which is a program of virtual conversations with celebrities about life, career and family with shoe company Stuart Weitzman.</p> <p>"Meghan is a great person and I think the epitome of strength, the epitome of confidence, the epitome of just selflessness, and the epitome of everything is just her and everything that she's gone through," Williams said. "And I know it's not easy, and you can see from the interview that it wasn't easy. But she had so much poise and she still had so much class," she said.</p> <p>"I just think that she is the strongest person I know. I don't know anyone else that could handle everything on such a global scale the way that she's had to handle things that are just untrue, minute after minute. Not even day after day, just minute after minute, another untrue allegation being thrown at her."</p> <div class="embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9"><iframe class="embed-responsive-item" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JY_p2BtVqXU"></iframe></div> <p>Williams also touched on why she released a statement right after the Oprah interview.</p> <p>"I think it was important for me to say something because I'm tired of sitting back and seeing all this negativity that's just not true."</p> <p>The pair's friendship is widely known as the athlete attended Markle's wedding as well as co-hosting her baby shower for Archie in 2019.</p>

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Backlash after young boys forced to apologise for their gender in school assembly

<p>A school who forced their young male students to apologise on behalf of their gender to their female classmates has sparked fire and fury.</p> <p>Brauer College in the south-western Victorian town of Warrnambool held an assembly on Wednesday, where boys were told to stand in apology to girls and women.</p> <p>Mother Danielle Shephard said her Year 7 son felt confused by the bizarre apology where they were told to say sorry that women are raped and sexually assaulted.</p> <p>“He said that he was made to stand up and basically apologise... it wasn’t explained properly to the male students what they were doing or why they were doing it,” she said.</p> <p>“They really should have made more of an effort to notify the parents.”</p> <p>In a separate post on Facebook, Ms Shepherd shared another parent’s thoughts on the assembly.</p> <p>“Wow just wow... this is actually disgusting Brauer College... not at all impressed that you made my son apologise for something he's never done nor considered doing,” she wrote.</p> <p>A male student also criticised the assembly in a Snapchat post.</p> <p>“Today at Brauer they made every guy stand up and apologise to every girl for rape, sexual assault,” the student wrote.</p> <p>He went on to claim that “Guys go through as much s**t as girls do.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840480/brauer-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b741db3627994b03b85a2a1eeeb0947c" /></p> <p><em>Image: 7News screengrab</em></p> <p>Brauer College Principal Jane Boyle said the apology part of the assembly was “inappropriate” but stood by the school’s intentions.</p> <p>“The assembly included the screening of a video message by Brisbane Boys’ College Captain Mason Black about being proactive in stopping incidents of sexual assault and harassment,” she said in a statement.</p> <p>“As part of this discussion boys were asked to stand as a symbolic gesture of apology for the behaviours of their gender that have hurt or offended girls and women.</p> <p>“In retrospect, while well-intended, we recognise that this part of the assembly was inappropriate.”</p> <p>Victorian Acting Premier James Merlino is moving to make consent classes compulsory in government schools.</p> <p>“Respectful Relationships is proven to make a real difference and is a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence,” the education minister said in a statement.</p> <p>“It is a program that should be rolled out nationwide. But we have to listen to students, who say they want and need a greater focus on this issue in the classroom.</p> <p>“It is why we will mandate the teaching of consent in all government schools in an age-appropriate way.”</p>

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"This can't be happening": Groom drops wedding ring in worst possible place

<p><span>Andrew and Marlene Kent’s nuptials did not go as planned after their wedding ring fumbled into Lake Tahoe, USA.</span><br /><br /><span>What should have been a scenic ceremony turned into horror after the groom accidentally dropped his wife’s ring through a gap in the pier on Sugar Pine Beach.</span><br /><br /><span>"Honestly, I thought, this can't be happening. Like that didn't just happen," Marlee said.</span><br /><br /><span>Andrew added, "Like what are the chances?"</span></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840437/wedding.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d811ed3b77564828a75f02f5601881df" /><br /><br /><span>The couple in love were soon on their knees searching for their ring in the clear Tahoe water.</span><br /><br /><span>"My first thought was like how deep is it, how cold is it?" Andrew said.</span><br /><br /><span>The couple quickly turned to a Tahoe scuba diving Facebook group after a pastor convinced the pair not to jump for it.</span><br /><br /><span>Outdoor adventurer Phill Abernathy answered the call, saying: "The water was 41 degrees [farenheit; roughly 5°C], dry suit was needed.”</span><br /><br /><span>He went on to say: "We start to move some of the little rocks out of the way and obviously as we start to move them some silt starts to form.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840436/wedding-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/3c1ca7da11bd43c7a5fe8cd7de42a665" /><br /><br /><span>Phill eventually found the ring tucked away in some rocks and revealed that he even had to fight off a crawdad to get it.</span><br /><br /><span>"I'm so thankful to have my ring back but either way it's a great story to tell our kids one day," Marlee said.</span></p> <p><em>Image: Youtube</em></p>

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Harry and Meghan admit secret wedding claim was a lie

<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have confirmed that their "secret wedding" revealed in the shocking Oprah interview did not happen how it was described.</p> <p>The couple's publicised marriage certificate proved the claim was untrue and the couple confirmed this in a statement to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/marriage-certificate-proves-harry-and-meghan-did-not-marry-in-their-backyard-as-they-told-oprah?ref=scroll" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Beast</em></a>.</p> <p>“The couple exchanged personal vows a few days before their official/legal wedding on May 19," the statement reads.</p> <p>Royal fans were frustrated to find out the pair lied, especially as Markle had said in the interview footage that the Archbishop of Canterbury was present at the vows.</p> <p>“You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that. The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury,” Markle explained.</p> <p>Prince Harry agreed, saying, “just the three of us”.</p> <p>Stephen Borton, former chief clerk at the Faculty Office, told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14411884/meghan-markle-prince-harry-wedding-certificate-three-days/" target="_blank"><em>The Sun</em></a><span> </span>that Markle was "obviously confused".</p> <p>“I’m sorry, but Meghan is obviously confused and clearly misinformed," he said.</p> <p>“They did not marry three days earlier in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury.</p> <p>“The Special Licence I helped draw up enabled them to marry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor and what happened there on May 19, 2018 and was seen by millions around the world was the official wedding as recognised by the Church of England and the law.</p> <p>“What I suspect they did was exchange some simple vows they had perhaps written themselves, and which is fashionable, and said that in front of the Archbishop – or, and more likely, it was a simple rehearsal.”</p> <p>The Archbishop of Canterbury has not commented publicly on the event, which has left others questioning whether it happened.</p> <p>Rev Mark Edwards, a C of E priest from Newcastle, also told<span> </span><em>The Sun</em>: “When I called Lambeth Palace to ask about this I was told Justin doesn’t do private weddings. Meghan doesn’t understand.</p> <p>“But the fact that the Archbishop has not commented publicly needs to be addressed,” he added.</p>

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Chopper rescues pregnant bride from rising floodwaters

<p style="text-align: left;">A bride who feared she would miss her wedding in flood-stricken Wingham, on New South Wales' mid north coast, has been saved at the last minute by a helicopter.</p> <p>Kate Fotheringham's parents' home was surrounded by water on early Saturday morning, and she took to social media to ask for help.</p> <p>Her plea was quickly answered with a chopper and the bride was taken to Wingham to meet her husband-to-be.</p> <p>Ms Fotheringham, who is also expecting a child, said the usually narrow Dingo Creek turned into a dam, while the SES urged Wingham locals to evacuate.</p> <p>“I’m pregnant so my partner doesn’t want me to get in a boat. It’s ridiculously stressful,” she said.</p> <p>“On Friday, when we were setting up I thought ‘I’m wearing gumboots to my wedding and that’s okay’, but it’s not funny anymore.”</p> <p>While missing her wedding was a devastating prospect, she was more concerned about her father who narrowly escaped death in October when two trees fell on top of him.</p> <p>He was left with multiple broken bones and a punctured lung, but the upcoming nuptials of his daughter kept him in fighting spirits.</p> <p>“My dad had a horrific accident … he had to learn how to walk again and today he is going to walk me down the aisle,” Ms Fotheringham said.</p> <p>“It’s been such a rollercoaster of emotions because Dad almost died in October and now we can’t even get to the aisle.</p> <p>“I’ve had a few tears this morning just because … you don’t plan to get through one of the biggest floods in 30 years to get to your wedding.”</p>

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"Magic night": Jamie Durie dishes on engagement

<p>Australian media personality Jamie Durie has shared about his recent engagement to singer/songwriter Ameka Jane on Valentine's Day.</p> <p>He joked he had to "lure" his partner out of the house so he could surprise her with the engagement.</p> <p>“I said, ‘darling, a mate of mine and his partner want to do a double date for Valentine’s Day, do you want to join us?’” he explained to<span> </span><em>The Morning Show</em>.</p> <p>“She got dressed up and off we go.”</p> <p>Ameka was whisked off to a stunning waterside location where Durie had spelled out "marry me" in roses and Australian native flowers.</p> <p>“It was really good,” he said.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLxjWuoA93j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CLxjWuoA93j/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Jamie Durie (@jamiedurie)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The happy couple announced the news on Instagram, with Durie saying it was a "magic night for a magic girl".</p> <p>“She said YES ❤️! Thrilled to announce our engagement. Thank you to my beautiful<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/amekajane/" target="_blank">@amekajane</a><span> </span>for turning my life upside down. I couldn’t be happier 🥰,” he wrote.</p> <p>The engagement ring is custom-made for his bride-to-be which features argyle champagne diamonds and green Asscher cut sapphires.</p> <p>Durie explained he chose the champagne diamonds because "they're the brown diamonds where I grew up in northwestern Australia" and green sapphires because his future wife has "got beautiful green eyes".</p>

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How the Queen really feels about the Harry and Meghan interview

<p>A royal insider has shared how the Queen is really feeling about the bombshell Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, saying she's "sad" but "not angry".</p> <p>The insider told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14385671/queen-sad-not-angry-harry-and-meghan-oprah-interview/" target="_blank"><em>The Sun</em></a><span> </span>that she has pledged privately to stand by her grandson.</p> <p>“She is not angry, she is just sad. They have always worried about him (Harry) and the Queen feels very protective about him," the insider shared.</p> <p>“They always tried to support him when Meghan came along. They all worried less about him when Meghan was on the scene as he seemed so happy.”</p> <p>When contacted, Buckingham Palace did not want to comment.</p> <p>Prince Harry told Oprah that he had been in touch with his grandmother since he and Meghan stepped down from being senior working royals.</p> <p>He also denied that the pair "blindsided" the Queen over leaving as senior working royals and said that they had been cut off financially by the royal family.</p> <p>Buckingham Palace has ordered family and staff to not speak out about the fallout from the interview as well as mention private family issues, with the Queen mentioning this in her short but sweet statement about the interview.</p> <p>“While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately,” the statement read.</p>

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New sexual consent app proposed for Australia

<p><span>NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has proposed an app that can be used to establish mutual consent before sex.</span><br /><br /><span>"The conversation around sex and consent seems to be anchored to the '50s and clearly it isn't working," Mr Fuller wrote in an opinion piece published by Sydney's Daily Telegraph.</span><br /><br /><span>His proposal follows after UK woman Sarah Everett was walking home when an off-duty officer raped and murdered her.</span><br /><br /><span>Her death has sparked a global conversation around assault, and highlighted not only the unfair treatment of women, but the number of assault cases that go widely unreported.</span><br /><br /><span>Mr Fuller says consent apps can help to normalise conversations around consent and formalise the habit of actively seeking consent.</span><br /><br /><span>"There is no implied consent. It needs to be positive consent. How do we do that in this day and age? One option is with technology," Mr Fuller said.</span><br /><br /><span>"People say 'how unromantic is that'. But think of how many people are looking for friendship and love online - it's not as though technology and dating are foreign to us."</span><br /><br /><span>He did admit that an app could still provide challenges, including if someone withdrew their consent after originally agreeing.</span><br /><br /><span>Denmark has already introduced a consent app and expanded the definition of rape to include sex without explicit consent.</span></p>

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Harry and William's first words since Oprah interview

<p><span>CBS<em> This Morning</em> presenter Gayle King has revealed the inside details surrounding the royal family’s response to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s sit-down interview with Oprah.</span><br /><br /><span>King called the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over the weekend “to see how they were feeling”.</span><br /><br /><span>Prince Harry is reportedly working hard to repair his relationship with his big brother before the unveiling of a memorial to their mother, Princess Diana, later this year.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ--xKgi4t/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMJ--xKgi4t/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Wats The Deal (@watsthedeal100)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>King revealed Harry had spoken to the Duke of Cambridge, William, and Prince Charles since the Oprah interview aired but said the talks were “unproductive”.</span><br /><br /><span>Prince Harry claimed during in his chat with Oprah that William and Charles were “trapped” in the palace due to their responsibilities as royal heirs.</span><br /><br /><span>“My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave,” Harry said.</span><br /><br /><span>“And I have huge compassion for that.</span><br /><br /><span>“My brother can’t leave that system, but I have.”</span><br /><br /><span>The trio have “barely spoken” to each other since Harry and Meghan announced they would step down as senior royal members in January of 2020.</span><br /><br /><span>When asked if William wanted to leave, the Duke of Sussex replied: “I don’t know, I can’t speak for him...but I will always be there for him, I will always be there for my family.</span><br /><br /><span>“I’ve tried to make them see what has happened. We’ve been through hell together and we have a shared experience, but we are on different paths.”</span><br /><br /><span>King also revealed the couple were still upset at the palace and claims no one from the royal family has reached out to Meghan.</span><br /><br /><span>She said the royal family needs to “acknowledge there are issues” and said “right now, no one is”.</span><br /><br /><span>“Houston, we have a problem here. That’s really all they want. They want a conversation. They both want a conversation,” King said.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKCbMViWWj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKCbMViWWj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Que No Salga De Aquí (@quenosalgadeaqui)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>“I’m not trying to break news, but I did actually call them to see how they were feeling, and it’s true, Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too.</span><br /><br /><span>“The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation.</span><br /><br /><span>“I think what is still upsetting to them is the palace keep saying they want to work it out privately, but yet, they believe these false stories are coming out that are very disparaging against Meghan, still.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKSmQTLZBO/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMKSmQTLZBO/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Taste Of Reality (@tasteof_reality)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>When William stepped out for his first appearance since the interview, he revealed to reporters that he had not spoken to Harry “but I will do”.</span><br /><br /><span>He also defended the royal family, saying: “We are very much not a racist family”.</span><br /><br /><span>King also revealed that no one has reached out to Meghan since the interview aired.</span><br /><br /><span>“No one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet, at this particular time,” she said.</span><br /><br /><span>“I think it’s frustrating for them to see that it’s a racial conversation about the Royal Family when all they wanted all along was for the royals to intervene and tell the press to stop with the unfair, inaccurate, false stories that definitely have a racial slant.”</span><br /><br /><span>King said it was “hard to move forward” for Harry and Meghan without a positive response from the family.</span><br /><br /><span>“Until you can acknowledge that, I think it’s going to be hard to move forward. But they both want to move forward with this and they both want healing in this family.</span><br /><br /><span>“At the end of the day, that is Harry’s family.”</span></p>

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"Saddened and hurt": Kate Middleton upset by Meghan Markle comments

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge is said to be feeling "saddened, disappointed and hurt" after Meghan Markle told Oprah it was Kate that had made her cry in the lead up to her royal wedding.</p> <p>Markle claimed that Kensington Palace refused to clear up a story that involved her and Kate Middleton and called it the "beginning of a real character assassination".</p> <p>"The narrative with Kate, which didn't happen, that's when everything changed," the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah.</p> <p>Markle also said it was Middleton who made her cry during the bridesmaid dress fittings, despite reports claiming it was the opposite.</p> <p>"She was upset about something, she apologised, she owned it," Meghan said.</p> <p>"She was upset about something, about the flower girl dresses and it made me cry and it really hurt my feelings."</p> <p>Middleton later sent flowers to apologise to Markle, but it was too late.</p> <p>Royal commentator Katie Nicholl said that the whole experience has been "mortifying" for the royal family, Middleton included.</p> <p>"This has been a very hard few days for Kate," Nicholl told the UK's<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.ok.co.uk/royal/royal-news/kate-middleton-hurt-meghan-interview-23702055" target="_blank"><em>OK magazine</em></a>.</p> <p>"Behind closed doors, she has been saddened, disappointed and hurt."</p> <p>Nicholl believes there are "different versions of the bridesmaid story, not just the one Meghan discussed".</p> <p>"Kate felt it was all sorted, so to have it brought up again was mortifying."</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Prince Charles “deeply hurt” and seeking comfort in Camilla

<p><span>Prince Charles is said to be “deeply hurt” by his youngest son and his wife over their sit-down Oprah interview.</span><br /><br /><span>However not all hope is lost, as reports say the heir is keen on mending his broken relationship with Prince Harry.</span><br /><br /><span>The world tuned in when Meghan and Harry sat down with Oprah to share their experiences in being a part of the royal family.</span><br /><br /><span>In the two hour interview, Prince Harry revealed his father stopped taking his calls when they decided to step down from their roles as senior royals and also claimed his brother and dad are“trapped” in the institution.</span></p> <p><em><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840300/chrle-harry.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e1ca4277b469422e986818818ea85484" /></em></p> <p><em>Image: Getty</em><br /><br /><span>Despite what was painted as a fractured relationship, reports have stated that Prince Charles has plans to contact his son in the coming weeks to try and smooth things over.</span><br /><br /><span>“You are looking at a father who is deeply hurt by where he finds his relationship with his son,” a friend told the Daily Mail.</span><br /><br /><span>“But, after much reflection, he also realises that nothing good will come of prolonging the fight.</span><br /><br /><span>“He feels it is time to heal. Now is the time to mend a broken relationship.”</span><br /><br /><span>The prince is reportedly being comforted by his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who "just wants it fixed".</span><br /><br /><span>Reports stated last week that Prince Charles was “in despair” over the interview where Meghan and Harry said they were cut off financially, Archie’s skin colour was made a concern before his birth, and the pressures and control the couple felt while working for The Firm.</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan was also candid about her mental health, admitting to Oprah that there were days where she “just wanted to die”.</span></p>

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Vicar claims Meghan and Harry’s backyard wedding did not happen

<p><span>A vicar has made a bold claim, saying Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s backyard wedding “did not take place”.</span><br /><br /><span>The bombshell claim follows after he said a phone call with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s office took place.</span><br /><br /><span>The Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey they had married “in our backyard” before their highly publicised ceremony at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.</span><br /><br /><span>During the bombshell interview, Meghan said: “You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that.</span><br /><br /><span>“The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMTGh2sBY51/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMTGh2sBY51/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Katia Migon (@kmigon_dicas)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Harry later on said that it had been just them and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby present.</span><br /><br /><span>It is believed the private ceremony took place in the small garden of Nottingham Cottage, the property where Harry and Meghan were living at the time.</span><br /><br /><span>Newcastle vicar Rev Mark Edwards, says he spoke with the Archbishop’s office after the claims to “get some clarity” on the church’s policy.</span><br /><br /><span>However the vicar at St Matthew’s Church, in Dinnington, and St Cuthbert’s Church, in Brunswick, said he was told by a Lambeth Palace staff member that “Justin does not do private weddings. Meghan is an American, she does not understand.”</span><br /><br /><span>Rev Edwards said the person he spoke to then told him: “Justin had a private conversation with the couple in the garden about the wedding, but I can assure you, no wedding took place until the televised national event.”</span><br /><br /><span>The Church of England rules that weddings demand at least two witnesses, and the public must have “unrestricted access” to the ceremony so objections can be lodged.</span><br /><br /><span>A couple who have already been married cannot do so again — unless something was wrong with the first marriage.</span><br /><br /><span>Experts say any ceremony that may have taken place is unlikely to have been legally binding.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CAYC8VDnitz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CAYC8VDnitz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Ms.MeghanMarkle_forever (@ms.meghanmarkle_forever)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><br /><span>Meghan’s claims last week left members of the Church and the public in doubt.</span><br /><br /><span>Rev Edwards said it was “in the public interest for the leader of the church to put the record straight”.</span><br /><br /><span>He told ChronicleLive: “It puts us priests in a difficult position on what constitutes a Church of England wedding.</span><br /><br /><span>“Should there be witnesses and licensing and legality or is it now just an ad hoc arrangement with members of clergy? Can we now do private weddings without witnesses in our back gardens?</span><br /><br /><span>“Justin saying he refuses to comment is not helpful to the rest of us clergy and our own policies and practices.</span><br /><br /><span>“I have had people ask me during lockdown if they could have a private wedding, and I have had to explain that would not be a legal wedding and not according to canon law.</span><br /><br /><span>“I think we need a clarifying statement — we need to know what our policies and procedures are. It can’t appear to be one rule for one and another rule for another.”</span><br /><br /><span>Meghan told Oprah during their sensational interview: “Three days before our wedding, we got married.</span><br /><br /><span>“No-one knows that but we called the Archbishop [of Canterbury] and we just said ‘this thing, this spectacle is for the world but we want our union between us’.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMbyPVLnhy0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CMbyPVLnhy0/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by 𝐻𝒶𝓇𝓇𝓎 &amp; 𝑀𝑒𝑔𝒽𝒶𝓃 (@meghandharry)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>“The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the Archbishop of Canterbury.”</span><br /><br /><span>Harry added: “Just the three of us.”</span></p>

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8 red flags you’re in a co-dependent relationship

<p>What it means to be in a co-dependent relationship<br />If you find yourself constantly giving up what you want and need to please your partner or cover up for their bad behaviours, that could be a warning sign that you are in a co-dependent relationship, according to the counselling blog Harley Therapy. Co-dependency is an extreme form of sacrificing one’s well-being for someone else.</p> <p>You cover up your partner’s alcoholism or drug use<br />If someone has an addiction to alcohol, drugs, or anything else that is harmful to their health, you may feel like you are doing them a favour by helping them out of a jam – but that’s co-dependency, warn the experts at Mental Health America. For example, if someone misses work because they went on a bender the night before, you might feel you’re helping by lying to their boss when they call. However, if you help an addict avoid facing consequences of that behaviour, you’re just enabling the addiction.</p> <p>You do more than your fair share in the relationship<br />In a co-dependent relationship, one partner tends to do a lot more of the work than the other partner, writes Gordon. That may be because one partner does not feel capable of doing more, or it can be because the partner is manipulative or selfish, preferring not to put in the same amount of work. Whatever the situation may be, it’s not sustainable for one partner to do the vast majority of the work.</p> <p>You feel like you need to break away – but you can’t leave<br />If you start to feel trapped in the relationship, take a good look at what value it really has in your life. Psychology Today reports that relationships require autonomy. Although devoting all your time to your partner can feel like a special level of closeness, blurred boundaries are ultimately suffocating, and they can cause great harm to the relationship.</p> <p>You have a hard time setting boundaries<br />Boundaries are healthy and necessary for a healthy relationship. If you have a hard time setting boundaries, examine why that is, advises Gordon. For some people, the idea of preserving some distance between themselves and their partner may seem wrong; according to Psych Central, setting boundaries will help create an environment of mutual respect and enhance closeness.</p> <p>You have an overwhelming fear of being abandoned by your partner<br />People in a co-dependent relationship often experience a great deal of fear when their partner pulls away just a little. If you are facing a great fear of being abandoned by your partner, you may go to extremes to keep them. This can lead to a variety of unhealthy behaviour and patterns that can ultimately be detrimental to your relationship, writes Gordon.</p> <p>You have a difficult time saying no to your partner<br />If you feel that you need to say yes to your partner even when you strongly want to say no, you’re facing some serious issues, warns Medical News Today. If your partner expects you to always agree with them, they are not fairly considering your wants and needs.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Written by Robin Raven. This article first appeared on <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/relationships/8-red-flags-youre-in-a-co-dependent-relationship"><span class="s1">Reader’s Digest</span></a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.com.au/subscribe"><span class="s1">here’s our best subscription offer</span></a>.</em></p>

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