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Royal wedding: Will guest list include Laura Lopes, Fergie?

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 12:27 AM

Royals Reportedly Angry Over Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Inviting Sarah Ferguson to Wedding

The countdown to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is on and as the couple prepare for their “I do’s,” royals fans are questioning who might be on the guest list.

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Some may be surprised to hear that the royal family is much bigger than just Queen Elizabeth II’s direct line, which includes her four children, eight grandchildren and soon-to-be seven great-grandchildren. There are even more cousins and distant relatives who maintain royal status and will likely get a seat at Markle and Harry’s nuptials, but what about Harry’s stepsister, Laura Lopes?

Lopes is the forgotten daughter of Prince Harry and Prince William’s stepmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and her ex-husband Andrew Bowles Parker.

But it seems that she prefers life outside of the royal spotlight. According to The Mirror, Lopes wed husband Harry Lopes in front of at least 400 guests in 2006, and William and Duchess Catherine were among the distinguished guests. Her daughter Eliza, now 10, later served as a flower girl at William and Catherine’s 2011 wedding. Apart from those occasions, Lopes hasn’t been in the public eye.

It sounds like Lopes might merit an invitation to Harry and Markle’s wedding in May without question but Harry did invite one guest that may be rocking the royal family.

The Daily Mail reports that Harry made waves in the family when he insisted on inviting estranged aunt Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York to his upcoming wedding.

“Harry has nailed his colors to the mast on this,” a royal aide said, according to the publication. “He wants his aunt there — and she will be.”

He reportedly made the decision as to avoid causing Ferguson anymore grief.

“Invitations for Harry and Meghan’s wedding are expected to go out the first week of March. Despite reports to the contrary, Sarah Ferguson will be receiving one and attending,” a source told Us Weekly. “Harry has always intended to invite Sarah to the wedding. He is very close to Eugenie and Beatrice, and their mother is just as much family as their father. Harry and Meghan have total control over who goes to the wedding and there was never an issue at the Palace about Sarah being invited. No pushback from anyone.”

If the rumor is true, Ferguson will have two royal weddings to look forward to this year, as her daughter, Princess Eugenie announced she will marry fiance Jack Brooksbank in October.

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Ivanka Trump defends Serena Williams, slamming her status as unseeded at French Open

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 5:05 PM

Tennis great Serena Williams plays a backhand during a practice session ahead of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France. 
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Tennis great Serena Williams plays a backhand during a practice session ahead of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump is defending tennis great Serena Williams and slamming Williams’ lack of seeding at the French Open, calling it a penalty for being pregnant.

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“This is ridiculous,” Trump said on Twitter. “Serena Williams is a formidable athlete (best ever) and loving new mother. No person should ever be penalized professionally for having a child.”

French Open officials announced this week they would not give Williams a seeding based on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. The 23-time Grand Slam champion and three-time French Open winner is ranked No. 453 by the WTA.

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“This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women's seeds based on the WTA ranking,” French Tennis Federation officials aid in a statement to The Associated Press. “Consequently, (the seeds) will reflect this week's world ranking.” 

“The WTA should change this rule immediately,” Trump said.

Williams took 14 months off to have her first child and was No. 1 in the rankings at the last Grand Slam she played, the 2017 Australia Open, before taking time off to give birth in what turned out to be a difficult pregnancy, including six weeks of bed rest.

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Without seeding at the French Open, Williams could potentially have a tough time in the early rounds, having to face top-ranked players right off the bat, instead of in later rounds. 

Tennis legend, Serena Williams, recently spoke to Extra about returning to the sport. She recently gave birth to her first child, a daughter Alexis Olympia. She welcomed her baby with her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Following Olympia's birth, Serena talked publicly about her postpartum emergency. After giving birth, she had life-threatening blood clots. Serena explained, It was a tough pregnancy

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Elizabeth Sung, ‘Joy Luck Club,’ ‘Young and the Restless’ star, dies

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 8:58 AM

Elizabeth Sung attends the opening night premiere of 'Searching' at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival at Directors Guild Theatre on May 3, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. She died at the age of 63.
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Elizabeth Sung attends the opening night premiere of 'Searching' at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival at Directors Guild Theatre on May 3, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. She died at the age of 63.(Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Elizabeth Sung, who had a long career on the small and big screen, has died.

Sung may be most well known as her character as Luan Violen Abbott on “The Young and the Restless” soap opera. She was on the show in 1994 through 1996, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

She also appeared on the small screen in series across networks, including “Hawaii-Five-O,” “The Sopranos,” “Bones” and “Charmed.”

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On the big screen, Sung starred in “The Joy Luck Club,”  “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Lethal Weapon 4.”

She was born and raised in Hong Kong, studying ballet. She graduated from The Julliard School, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Sung’s cause of death has not been released. She was 63 years old and survived by her husband, Peter Tulipan, Fox News reported.

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Meghan Markle’s coat of arms released: what does the emblem mean?

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 4:14 PM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Portraits Released

Less than a week after becoming the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has received an official coat of arms approved by Queen Elizabeth II.

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According to Kensington Palace, the Duchess of Sussex is represented in the emblem by a songbird, with its wings elevated as if it is flying. The bird also has an open beak, with three quills that represent communication and the power of words.

The blue background represents the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California and two golden rays across the shield also represent the Sunshine State, Kensington Palace said

Beneath the shield on the grass is a collection of golden poppies, California’s state flower. It also includes wintersweet, which grows on the grounds of Kensington Palace.

In the emblem, the arms of a married woman are shown with those of her husband, a representation of their union side by side in the same shield. 

Markle also picked those flowers to be featured in her wedding veil.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows during their wedding ceremony in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.(Owen Humphreys, WPA Pool, Getty Images/Getty Images)

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The coat of arms was designed by the College of Arms in London.

Thomas Woodcock, the Garter of Arms who helped craft the design, said Markle was active in the design process. 

“The Duchess of Sussex took a great interest in the design. Good heraldic design is nearly always simple and the Arms of The Duchess of Sussex stand well beside the historic beauty of the quartered British Royal Arms,” said Woodcock in the statement from Kensington Palace. “Heraldry as a means of identification has flourished in Europe for almost nine hundred years and is associated with both individual people and great corporate bodies such as Cities, Universities and for instance the Livery Companies in the City of London.”

Markle also represented her California roots in her royal wedding invitations, which were printed with American ink.

Now that Meghan has received her coat of arms, she and Harry can get their own “conjugal coat of arms,” which will likely be officially unveiled in a couple years, PEOPLE reports.

William and Kate’s conjugal coat of arms debuted in September 2013, just over two years after their wedding in April 2011.

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Grab tissues: New ‘Christopher Robin’ trailer drops

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 3:21 PM

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A screen shot of "Christopher Robin."(Walt Disney Pictures)

Grab the box of Kleenex. The first full-length trailer for the “Christopher Robin” movie has been released and it will take those who had a special toy when they were young back to their childhood in an instant.

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Watch the trailer below: 

The movie stars Ewan McGregor as adult Christopher Robin, Hayley Atwell as Evelyn, the voices of Jim Cummings as both Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Toby Jones as Owl, Peter Capaldi as Rabbit, Brad Garrett as Eeyore, Sophie Okonedo as Kanga and Nick Mohammed as Piglet.

“Christopher Robin” hits theaters Aug. 3, E! News reported.

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