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    'Eco E-Type': Royal newly-weds stun crowds with electrifying style

    After a royal wedding unlike any seen before in Britain, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a suitably unconventional choice of vehicle in which to travel to their evening reception. Prince Harry drove his new bride, wearing a Stella McCartney dress, from Windsor Castle to nearby Frogmore House in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type, originally built in 1968 but recently converted to electric power. Its number plate bore the date of Saturday's wedding -- E190518. Jaguar launched the service to restore and convert existing E-Types to electric power -- the ultimate in upcycling -- last year as Concept Zero, but with a cost of at least $400,000 you'll need a king's ransom to afford it. The green supercar

  • BBC News

    Royal wedding in pictures

    Union jacks, tiaras, horse-drawn carriages, and celebrity guests. It's the royal wedding in pictures... All pictures subject to copyright.

  • BBC News

    Pippa, iced tea and Van Gogh

    The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, has prompted a lot of discussion about guests' outfits. More than 16,000 people have tweeted about the Duchess of Cambridge's sister, Pippa Matthews. A tweet likening Pippa's dress to a can of iced tea has been retweeted over 1,500 times and liked nearly 4,000 times. This was the original tweet. Some people on Twitter have posted gifs showing how much they agree that the dress looks like the can of drink. Twitter users have responded by posting their own drink/wedding outfit comparison photos. DeLo posted a picture likening the Archbishop of Canterbury to a fizzy drink. Whereas a Facebook user likened Pippa's

  • CNN

    Doria Ragland: Meghan Markle's mother by her side on wedding day

    (CNN)Meghan Markle departed for her wedding to Prince Harry in Windsor on Saturday morning, accompanied by her mother, Doria Ragland, who has been by her side since Wednesday. Mother and daughter, both in white, sat together in the back seat of the Queen's Rolls-Royce Phantom, as they departed Cliveden House Hotel, a five-star hotel in a 17th-century mansion, around 30 minutes' drive from Windsor. The pair will travel to the castle together, driving up the long walk before stopping to let Ragland out and pick up some of the bridal party before continuing to the chapel. It's been a whirlwind few days for Ragland, who met Queen Elizabeth for tea at Windsor Castle Friday, as final preparations were made for the royal wedding on Saturday.

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    Iranian women threw off the hijab

    It is five years since Iranian Masih Alinejad started a movement - since joined by thousands of women - protesting against the compulsory wearing of the hijab, or headscarf, in her country. It spread on social media and led to unprecedented demonstrations in the streets - but is it any closer to achieving its goal? It began with a seemingly innocuous event: a woman driving on a mountain road in Iran, enjoying the simple freedom of feeling the wind in her hair. It is a freedom most women take for granted, but one that Iranian women have been denied since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Masih Alinejad captured this moment in a photograph and five years ago posted it on social media. She then encouraged

  • BBC News

    The joy of Sussex: What Harry and Meghan need to know

    While Prince Harry has spent enough time in the south-east of England to know a bit about Sussex, his American-born bride can be forgiven for being more in the dark. Now the Queen has made the royal couple the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the BBC has produced this invaluable county guide. It has its own dessert Not much looks lovelier than a bride on her wedding day, but this oozing, calorific number is pretty stiff competition even for Meghan. British stodge at its best, the Sussex pond pudding traditionally used an obscene amount of butter to create a melted "pond" of dairy gold when cut open. In the 1675 cookery book The Queen-like Closet, author Hannah Woolley describes a suet pastry case,

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    In pictures: The guests

    US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, actors Idris Elba and George Clooney and singer Elton John were among the 600 guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. All pictures subject to copyright.