• 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

    Meghan Markle's career in pictures

    Meghan Markle was no stranger to the spotlight before getting engaged to Prince Harry - she was a familiar face on screens and red carpets thanks to her acting roles, appearances at fashion shows and charity work. Before joining the Royal Family, she was best known for her role in legal drama Suits, and had small roles in films including Get Him to the Greek and Horrible Bosses. The LA-born star is also a Global Ambassador for World Vision and has campaigned for the UN.

  • Al Jazeera

    India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan

    An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan's intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty in a New Delhi court on Friday of "spying and wrongful communication of information" while posted to the Indian embassy in Islamabad. Gupta, 61, was arrested in 2010 for allegedly passing information to the ISI, the intelligence agency of India's archrival Pakistan. The low-level diplomat was initially sentenced for breaches of India's official secrets act and held for two years before she was released on bail. Joginder Dahiya, Gupta's lawyer, said she would appeal the sentencing in a higher court. "She has already been

  • 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

  • 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,

  • CNN Money

    Royal wedding: Media tries to catch bouquet with blanket coverage

    Royal Weddings are a big deal. Still, drawn to a feel-good story with both Disney princess underpinnings and a rare American connection, the sheer volume of coverage is extraordinary, both in the run-up to the event and the big day itself, demonstrating that in the modern media age, anything worth doing is worthy of overkill. Because the United States lacks its own Royal Family, the fit can also be somewhat awkward, with much of the coverage falling perhaps closer to the Kardashians than the Kennedys. No less than a dozen networks scheduled specials in advance of the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, including NBC, ABC, PBS, Fox, Lifetime, TLC, BBC America, National Geographic Channel and Smithsonian Channel.

  • Al Jazeera

    After meeting Abadi, Sadr says new government will be 'inclusive'

    Muqtada Al-Sadr, the Shia leader whose bloc beat expectations to come out on top in Iraq's parliamentary vote, has met incumbent Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, ushering in what could be a long period of negotiations over the formation of a new government. The two leaders met in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, late on Saturday, hours after the electoral commission announced official results which saw al-Sadr's Saeroon coalition taking 54 out of 328 seats in the May 12 vote. Fatah bloc, led by pro-Iran candidate Hadi Al-Amiri, came in second with 47 seats, while al-Abadi's Nasr Coalition disappointed by finishing third with 42. With no bloc winning the 165 seats required for an outright majority, negotiations to form a coalition government are expected to drag on for weeks, if not much longer - such talks in the past have lasted up to nine months.