When the water gets too hot, this fish heads to shore

first_imgWhen weather makes the shallow waters in mangrove swamps too hot for comfort, a tiny fish known as the mangrove rivulus (Kryptolebias marmoratus, shown) bails out and briefly moves on shore to avoid neurological damage, researchers say. Previously, scientists had suggested that the fish, besides simply escaping hot water, might be taking advantage of evaporative cooling. Now, using temperature-measuring cameras in first-of-their-kind tests, a team has verified that that cooling process—in which body heat drives evaporation of water on the skin, something akin to human sweating but using water from the environment—is at work. In lab tests, the researchers gradually increased the temperature of water until the fish grounded themselves. Thermal images showed that within 30 seconds, the landlubbers had cooled down to air temperature, the researchers report online today in Biology Letters. Evaporative cooling acts more quickly when relative humidity is low, but the team’s tests show that the phenomenon even works when humidity is an oppressive 95%. Fish that can take advantage of evaporative cooling may have an evolutionary advantage over fully aquatic fish in coming years as coastal waters warm because of climate change, the researchers suggest.last_img read more

LaLiga Football Schools and Real Betis organized an intra-centre football tournament and ‘Football Fiesta’…

first_imgLaLiga Football Schools and Real Betis organized an intra-centre football tournament and ‘Football Fiesta’ for over 60 kids at Tiento Sports in Bengaluru on 23rd November 2019. Apart from the tournament, various fun activities were organized including accuracy contests, dribbling circuits, penalty shootouts, individual skills challenge and more. The tournament saw participation from students in Under-13 and Under-15 age categories and received from certificates and medals from Real Betis and LaLiga Football Schools. Participating kids also received official merchandise and gifts from Real Betis. Advertisement Advertisement last_img

Raipur Half Marathon tomorrow

first_imgRaipur, Feb 18 (PTI) The Raipur Half Marathon will be held tomorrow in Naya Raipur- the upcoming new capital of Chhattisgarh, officials said.”All preparations for the Half Marathon which will begin at 6:30 AM tomorrow are complete,” states sports and youth welfare secretary Sonmoni Borah told PTI.Veteran athlete Milkha Singh and wrestler Geeta Phogat will be present as special guests during the event, he said.Besides,Union Sports minister Vijay Goel and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will be present as chief guests on the occasion, said the official.”The event will develop an athlete culture among the youth,” he asserted.Around 10,000 people have registered online for the event.Those who have not registered can take part in the run titled Naya Raipur smart city challenge dream run, Borah said.The figure of total participants, including those who have not registered, is likely to reach 20,000, the secretary added.Raipur Half-Marathon offers a total prize money of Rs 30 lakh in the 13 separate categories, including for Divyang (physically challenged), he said.The first prize in open category is Rs 3 lakh followed by Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh to second and third position holders respectively, he added.As many as 22 foreign participants have given their consent to participate in the marathon. So far runners from Switzerland, England, Kenya and two others countries have arrived Raipur, he said. PTI TKP NRBlast_img read more

SHUKER AWARDED PHIL SMITH MEDAL

first_imgThe newly established Phil Smith Medal has been awarded to one of our sport’s leading ambassadors, current Australian Open Men’s Captain, Gavin Shuker at the 2007 National Touch League.Shuker who has competed in both the Open NTL tournament (Men’s Open) and the Seniors tournament (Men’s 30s) for Rustlers in 2007 is a worthy winner of an award that is in its inaugural year of presentation.Touch Football Australia’s Board of Management Directors Peter Rooney and Paul Eggers made the presentation to a humbled Shuker.Phil Smith, one of the founding fathers of Touch Football, was instrumental during the 1980’s and pivotal to the development of the original Australian Touch Association (ATA) Nationals and the formation of the Federation of International Touch (FIT).Smith was reknowned for his leadership, sportsmanship, and outstanding contribution at the highest level of Touch Football. These attributes marked the criteria for voting carried out by all players and officials at this year’s Touch Football World Cup held in Stellenbosch, South Africa.Gavin Shuker, the inaugural recipient of this award, has completed three tours of duty for Australia at World Cup level in 1999, 2003, and 2007. Shuker has played 25 World Cup games and 17 Test matches for a total of 42 appearances for Australia.Shuker’s sheer numbers are enough to suggest he would be right in contention for any award recognizing longevity and service to the game, but it is more his contribution off the field and behind the scenes that has resulted in him being awarded the prestigious medal.The current Queensland and Australian Open Men’s Captain has been a rock for his team mates providing quality leadership, advice, and support for all his players, as well being a wonderful ambassador for the game.He was instrumental in organising a pre-World Cup training camp for the Australian Men’s Open team in November 2006 in his home town of Rockhampton that included a meet and greet with the locals, skills clinics for junior touch players, and an exhibition game that captured the imagination of the town.‘Shukes’ is a well respected and popular figure in Australian Team circles and his selection as Australia’s name bearer for the 2007 World Cup Opening Ceremony is testimony to the high esteem in which the tenacious Aussie skipper is held by all and sundry. For his part Gavin, was humbled by the award.“It’s a tremendous honour, made even more special because it was voted on by everyone involved in our World Cup campaign. It’s humbling to be honoured amongst so many great people who all gave so much to see Australia succeed on the world stage. I’ll cherish the medal, and what it represents. It’s fantastic.” Gavin said.The award will be presented at every World Cup in the future, to honour a player, official or administrator’s outstanding effort for their nation in World Cup battle.last_img read more

25 days agoBrighton fullback Montoya likens Potter style to Barcelona

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton fullback Montoya likens Potter style to Barcelonaby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton fullback Martin Montoya has likened manager Graham Potter’s style of play to Barcelona.Montoya has spoken about how the system he played at Barcelona is similar to what Albion are playing now.He said: “At Barcelona, for example, the system was always playing and then when you lose the ball try to win it back to press to take the ball.“Here it is the same we are trying to play to get the ball and when we lose the ball we have to press quick five seconds, seven seconds, and ten seconds but we have to do it together.” Montoya added: “I feel good I feel very good in this system.“I have more licence to go forward which I like to do.“This is my preference to go forward to attack and I think for me this system is good for me and for the team because we are enjoying it.“We are playing very well and we are creating many chances to win the games.” last_img read more

ESPN’s Bowl Projection For Missouri Heading Into Conference Championship Weekend

first_imgA general view of Missouri's football field.COLUMBIA, MO – OCTOBER 19: A general view of Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium during the game between the Florida Gators and the Missouri Tigers on October 19, 2013 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)The Missouri Tigers, after a surprising 8-4 season, are headed to a bowl game. So which one will the Tigers be playing in?Missouri wound up being one of 11 SEC teams to qualify for the postseason. The Tigers won’t be considered for the College Football Playoff or the Sugar Bowl, but they should still play in a decent bowl game.Missouri likely sits behind Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida, Kentucky and Texas A&M when it comes to pecking order in the SEC. They’re in a second-tier group that also includes South Carolina, Mississippi State, Auburn and Vanderbilt.ESPN’s two bowl analysts disagree on where Missouri could be headed in December.Mitch Sherman has Missouri headed to Nashville to take on NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Kyle Bonagura has the Tigers headed to Jacksonville to take on Michigan State in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.Three of Missouri’s four losses were close contests. The Tigers lost to Georgia by two touchdowns. They lost to South Carolina, 37-35, and Kentucky, 15-14. They were also blown out by Alabama.We’ll know Missouri’s destination on Sunday.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Counter attacking Jasprit Bumrah not a great idea, says Brian Lara

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Counter attacking Jasprit Bumrah not a great idea, says Brian LaraWest Indies great Brian Lara heaped rich praise on India pacer Jasprit Bumrah and gave modern-day batsmen a tip on how to tackle his threat. Lara also lauded India captain Virat Kohli for his consistency across all formats.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 24, 2019UPDATED: May 24, 2019 16:37 IST World Cup 2019: Jasprit Bumrah will lead India’s bowling attack at the quadrennial event in England (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFirst of all, if I was facing him, I would look to get off the strike: Lara on BumrahLara said rotating the strike can help nullify Jasprit Bumrah threatLara also likened Virat Kohli to a machine, heaping praise on his consistencyHypothetical as it may sound, picture this. The current no.1 ODI bowler in the world Jasprit Bumrah marking his run-up as the legendary Brian Charles Lara takes guard. Having seen the former West Indies skipper bat over the years against the likes of Allan Donald, Glenn McGrath and Wasim Akram among others, one would expect a high-voltage clash on the pitch as Lara was always known to take the attack to the opposition bowlers, be it pace or spin. But the maestro reveals otherwise.Speaking to IANS, one of the absolute legends of the game says that for Bumrah, he would not opt for the counter-attacking game. Rather, he would try and unsettle the pacer by continuously rotating the strike. Lara believes that not giving the India pacer the opportunity to settle down in line and length can be the key to succeed against him.”First of all, if I was facing him, I would look to get off the strike (laughs). He is very good and someone who has an awkward action. Batsman have to keep their eyes on him and I would maybe try to apply pressure on him by rotating the strike. In ODI cricket, you have the option of picking up a lot more singles than in T20s. In the past, you have seen that when batsmen looked to go after guys like Muttiah Muralitharan or Sunil Narine, it is very difficult and Bumrah has that sort of an effect. I would encourage batsmen to try to get six singles from his over. He is one of India’s best bowlers and then maybe you can look at other areas to get runs from.advertisement”I don’t believe counter attacking against such a good bowler is a great idea. He might have a one-off bad day and then batsmen can capitalise but generally he has had very good days. I think I would look to pay that respect,” he explained.Virat Kohli is a machine: Brian LaraFrom one class act to another, while Lara has played against Sachin Tendulkar, he has watched current heartthrob Virat Kohli rip apart opposition attacks over the last couple of years and for the West Indian, Kohli is not human. Calling it as he sees it, Lara believes that the India captain has changed the way the game is perceived not just by current players, but also by youngsters who want to go ahead and play for their countries in the future.”He is a machine. He has brought a different cricketer to the table than what we were accustomed to back in the 80s and 90s. Fitness was always important, but it wasn’t as important as it has become now. For the amount of cricket that is being played, you got to be physically fit. He is someone who spends time in the gym and shows working on your fitness is the key. He is pretty much a run-machine.”A guy is going out and scoring runs almost every single time he goes out to bat. Tendulkar to me is one of the greatest of all times and he had his opportunity and he left a great legacy so I wouldn’t want to compare the two. But Kohli is a special talent and is a great example for all the young and upcoming cricketers,” he pointed.India and England are favourites for World Cup 2019: LaraComing to the showpiece event, while the wickets are expected to be dry and aiding the slower bowlers, Lara feels that the famous English weather could surprise anyone on a given day. And that is why having a good balanced attack will hold the key for the teams as they look to lift the Cup. In fact, India’s all-round bowling attack is what makes Lara believe that Kohli’s boys have a good chance to go all the way this time.”It all depends on the weather conditions and if the tracks are slow and dry, it will obviously help the spinners. But English weather is so unpredictable that you get a week of rain and you have green tracks. That is why I do like the Indian attack as they have got variety. They got good pace bowlers and spinners who can perform in any condition.”It is hard to say what the conditions are going to be like, but I think the best performing team will be winning the World Cup and not ones who will wait for the perfect conditions. India and England are the two favourites and quite rightly so because of their performance,” he said.advertisementThe talks about the favourites doesn’t end there as Lara feels that one can never discount defending champions Australia, especially with Steve Smith and David Warner back in their ranks. The legend also believes that this West Indies team is one that has the potential to go the distance and surprise quite a few.”Definitely Australians are a formidable side and with Smith and Warner coming back into the fold after having a good IPL season will strengthen the Australians. They are playing good cricket, they beat India in India. They will not be pushovers. They will have to do some good work, but you never rule them out as they are one of the best performing teams over the years when it comes to the showpiece event. They are running into form and I think they are up for it, although India and England are still very strong on paper.”West Indies always has had talent and I think the young cricketers in the West Indies are one of the most talented. What has been the problem is harnessing that talent and when you do get to the international stage, performing. For me, that has been the problem and not lack of talent. Team spirit and unity will play a strong part as you have a couple of players who might be playing their last World Cup and may want to prove a point.”But the West Indies have not been very consistent in their performances and I believe if they are to go far, they may enter the semis as the third or fourth team and then they can go on to win as on their day they can beat any team. But this format calls for consistency and we may struggle to provide that. But if we do get into the knockouts, everyone will be wary,” he said.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Unperturbed by chatter, Dinesh Karthik ready to deliver for IndiaAlso Read | Such losses are irreparable: Sachin Tendulkar condoles Asif Ali daughter’s demiseAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India national cricket teamFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow Brian LaraFollow World Cup 2019Follow England Cricketlast_img read more

Be a Rebel Without a Cause and Buy James Dean’s Old Hollywood Hills Digs

first_img Previous The Agency You Can Sleep in Hunter S. Thompson’s Colorado Cabin The Agency The Agency The Agency Editors’ Recommendations North Canon Drive Residence Is Worth Every Penny of Its $45 Million Price Tag It was in the 6225 Quebec Dr. house where Dean was cast in his iconic role as teenager Jim Stark from Rebel. According to Mansion Global, Dean was staying in the guest bedroom as a courtesy of Warner Brothers producer Hal B. Wallis when he got the call. One of the three (yes, three) master suites in this house was formerly Dean’s old brooding (and sleeping) grounds.It might sound surprising that this $3,995,000 home has only three bedrooms and four baths. Again, each bedroom is a master suite and the price tag accounts for the home’s spectacular and envied location in the star-studded Hollywood Hills. The home also sits on a huge and nearly unheard-of double lot that spans 11,600 square feet.The house itself is 4,000 square feet with an elegant living room and fireplace, rustic exposed beams, and large picture windows that overlook the lush grounds. Carrara marble countertops and Viking appliances will allow you to bake all the angsty cakes and drink all the angsty milk you want (points for readers who got that reference).The master bedroom packs dual walk-in closets, so go ahead and buy that third red jacket. Outside, a stone walkway meanders through a grassy terrace backyard with al fresco dining and a walled courtyard. Of course, there’s an oversized pool and spa, but this one is full, unlike the abandoned mansion.If you don’t drop your life and buy the house, we’re going to. In the words of Jim Stark, “Are you going to stop me from going?” 1 of 9 The Agency center_img The Agency Next Rob Lowe’s Montecito Millon-Dollar Manse Hits the Market The Agency The AgencyForget about saving for retirement, move to Los Angeles, and move into the old room occupied by cult ’50s actor James Dean.Dean’s restored and reimagined 1920s Spanish-style home is up for sale with The Agency for just shy of $4 million. Sure, the 6225 Quebec Dr. address may not be recognizable on its own, but the name on its proverbial mailbox is etched into the history of U.S. pop culture. How could you not buy it?During his acting career, James Dean captured the angst of America’s youth in Rebel Without a Cause and, after starring in only three motion pictures, died driving his Porsche 550 Spyder from L.A. to Salinas. The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Agency The Agency Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martinilast_img read more

Readers’ Picks of the Week (4-8 of May)

first_imgMAST: Security Situation in the Mediterranean Could Get Out of Hand Incidents of criminality and piracy on the high seas and in coastal areas of the Mediterranean could become more prevalent as the human trafficking organisations become more established, say… Read more PMO: Maersk Tigris Released The seized Maersk Tigris containership has been released after being held in detention by Iranian authorities for over a week, IRNA reported citing a source at Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization. The information has just been confirmed by the PMO, … Read more Costa Concordia to Embark on Its Final Journey The first phase of the Costa Concordia dismantling and recycling project has been completed nine months after the wreck arrived in Genoa Italy…. Read more Two Workers Killed in Oil Rig Accident in Gulf of Mexico Two workers died and ten were injured on Tuesday in an accident on board an offshore maintenance rig in the southern Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico, Mexican oil company Pemex inform…. Read more Study: New Ships Already Meet 2020 Design Standard A new CE Delft study has revealed that many recently constructed ships already meet the International Maritime Organisation’s design efficiency standard for 2020, indicating that there is si… Read more World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Tie in mayors race in Peachland BC could end in a name

first_imgPEACHLAND, B.C. – There is intrigue in the mayor’s race in the small town of Peachland, B.C., where a verification process from Saturday’s vote revealed a tie of 804 votes for each of two contestants.Harry Gough was declared the winner by just one vote over Cindy Fortin on Saturday night, but an election official had reported that one ballot was not properly fed when a voting machine jammed.Polly Palmer, the district’s chief election officer, says in a statement that a verification of the ballots on Monday revealed a tie between Gough and Fortin.Palmer says she will be applying for a judicial recount of the mayor’s ballots.If the tie is confirmed, Palmer says the winner must be determined by a provincial court judge drawing a lot, essentially pulling one of the two names at random.Gough says that it sounds like a crazy way to settle the matter if it’s a tie and suggested that he and Fortin should have a runoff election instead.–With a file from Ron Seymour, Kelowna Daily Courier.last_img read more

Coastal GasLink stops work on pipeline over trapline dispute in northern BC

first_imgMore problems are being reported at the Unist’ot’en Camp (APTN file).The Canadian PressA company building a pipeline has stopped work on the project in northwestern British Columbia where 14 people were arrested earlier this month.Coastal GasLink says in a notice posted on its website on Thursday that it stopped work in an area south of Houston because traps had been placed inside construction boundaries and people were entering the site, raising safety concerns.The company says it was working with the RCMP to address the issue.Earlier this week, the Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation alleged on social media that pipeline contractors had driven a bulldozer through the heart of one of their traplines south of Houston, which they say violates the Wildlife Act by interfering with lawful trapping.The company says its work in the area has been fully approved and permitted, and it reminded the public that unauthorized access to an active construction site where heavy equipment is being used can be dangerous.The pipeline will run through Wet’suwet’en territory to LNG Canada’s $40-billion export facility in Kitimat.Opponents say Coastal GasLink has no authority to build without consent from Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.The company says it has signed agreements with the elected councils of all 20 First Nations along the route, including some Wet’suwet’en elected council membersThose council members say they are independent from the hereditary chiefs’ authority and inked deals to bring better education, elder care and services to their members.Hereditary chiefs say they have authority over 22,000 square kilometres of Wet’suwet’en traditional territory while elected band members administer the reserves.Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, says the dispute is an example of how the Indian Act, which imposed the band council system on First Nations, is still creating confusion and conflict over Indigenous governance.last_img read more

US stocks move higher as companies report solid profits

NEW YORK — Stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday as large U.S. companies continued to surprise investors with solid profits.Earnings reporting season is more than a third of the way through and the results have been tempering investors’ worst fears about a severe profit slump. Earnings are down about 0.3% so far for S&P 500 companies. That’s far better than the 4% drop expected just a few weeks ago.Technology giant Apple beat forecasts, despite another quarter of slumping revenue as it struggles with iPhone sales. Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices also beat forecasts. The solid results helped lift the broader technology sector.Profit surprises by Johnson Controls and Harris lifted industrial stocks. Banks and financial companies also led the gainers.Health care stocks were dragged down by drugmaker Amgen after it gave investors solid profit results but reported a surge in costs and falling sales of its cancer drug Neulasta.Safe-play sectors like utilities also fell.Traders will get to hear from The Federal Reserve later Wednesday, when the central bank’s policymakers issue another update on interest rate policy and their view on the U.S. economy.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 0.1% as of 10 a.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1%, or 41 points, to 26,631. The Nasdaq composite rose 0.4%.APPLE BEAT: Apple rose 5.3% after its first quarter results beat Wall Street forecasts. Apple’s sales are still shrinking as iPhone demand weakens, however. Revenue fell 5%, marking the second consecutive revenue decline in two and a half years. The company raised its dividend and signalled that the revenue slide could level off in the current quarter.CRUISING ALONG: Cruise line operator Royal Caribbean Cruises rose 4.5%. The company said booking rates and volumes helped push revenue higher, along with more demand for onboard activities. The company did warn investors that damage to a ship from a crane accident in the Bahamas will shave about 25 cents per share from its full-year profit forecast.HEALTHY COVERAGE: CVS Health jumped 5.9% after the company reported a 42% surge in quarterly profits, blowing past Wall Street’s forecasts. The company also raised its profit forecast for the year.The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain bought health insurer Aetna late last year for $69 billion. That investment seems to have paid off. The Aetna deal gave CVS a new line of business with 23 million customers.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

Annan happy Quartet to push forward with plan for Middle East peace

Speaking to a group of eight Palestinian journalists visiting UN Headquarters in New York yesterday, the Secretary-General said he was happy that US President George W. Bush had reasserted that he intends to press ahead with the Quartet’s so-called Road Map, and noted that British Prime Minister Tony Blair also agreed that the group should move forward with the plan as soon as possible.”I would hope that now that Abu Mazen has been appointed Prime Minister, the Road Map will be released and the parties can sit at the table to discuss its implementation,” Mr. Annan added.In his remarks, the Secretary-General noted that, unlike the sequential approach that had been tried before, which he said “has not worked,” the plan places parallel demands from both parties and envisages a monitoring mechanism to ensure that both parties are performing. “I am particularly happy that the Quartet is determined to move ahead with the plan, and I hope that we can work with your government, and also with the Israelis,” he said.Meanwhile on the situation in Iraq, the Secretary-General told the journalists the crisis has highlighted the significance people around the world place in the United Nations, and he pledged that UN humanitarian aid would flow back into the country as soon as practicable.A major point of interest about the crisis was the fact that the peoples around the world joined in, pleading for a peaceful settlement, insisting on the role of the UN, Mr. Annan said.”To have this many people out there demonstrating for peace…and the attention they focused on the UN is an indication that, for governments and peoples around the world, what happens in the Security Council is important, and they expect a lot of the Council, which also puts quite a lot of challenge on us,” he said. read more

In Cuba Ban spotlights sustainable development human rights genderbased violence

During his visit to Old Havana, the Secretary-General gets an impromptu haircut at Solon Correo. UN Photo/Mark Garten Arriving in Cuba for the first time, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is greeted at the airport in Havana by Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment. UN Photo/Mark Garten Mr. Ban greets schoolchildren as he visits projects linked to the economic transformation of Old Havana accompanied by Eusebio Leal, city historian and UNDP Goodwill ambassador. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban meets with Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba in the Palace of the Revolution. UN Photo/Mark Garten In his remarks, Mr. Ban said the Latin American and Caribbean region has undergone “turbulent times, but has come through stronger”. That progress is visible across the work of the United Nations. Indeed, over the last 20 years, extreme poverty in the region has been cut in half and differences are being resolved through peaceful dialogue. “Many of the world’s human rights conventions have been inspired by the Latin American experience,” he said. “Of course, challenges remain in your region and far beyond: insecurity; inequality; and injustice,” the UN chief said, but stressed that in Latin America and the Caribbean, he sees countries that are determined to tackle such obstacles together and share their example with the world. “This summit is proof of just that. I pledge the support of the United Nations in all aspects of our shared agenda,” he said. Touching on the region’s efforts to close the severe inequality gap by, among others, boosting social protection and expanding health education, and in using its position as a “biodiversity superpower” to advance disaster preparedness, resilience and response, the Secretary-General also praised CELAC’s discussions on confronting the drug problem, in defending democracy and promoting the rights of migrants. “I look to you for even greater engagement and support across the full range of the work of the United Nations around the world,” said the Secretary-General, adding that regional organizations are crucial to achieving shared goals with the UN. “In our increasingly interconnected world, this is ever more important. When CELAC is stronger, the United Nations is stronger.” Following his arrival yesterday to Havana, Mr. Ban visited the Cuban National Centre for Sex Education (CENESEX) where he attended an event related to his campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.“Violence against women is the most pervasive human rights violation in the world,” Mr. Ban said. “Our message is clear: Women and children have the right to feel safe and live with dignity – in all places, at all times – in war and peace, in poverty and prosperity, inside and outside their homes, schools and places of work,” he added.Cuba is a leader on many development issues, including expanding opportunity for women and girls, Mr. Ban said. However, as in all countries, the challenge of violence against women and girls remains. “To solve any problem, we must recognize that there is a problem – not hide or minimize it,” he said, urging young men to not raise their hands in violence but instead to raise their voices to stop it. “Thank you for sending the message: El Valiente no es violento,” said Mr. Ban quoting in Spanish ‘The Brave is not violent.’He called CENESEX’s work “magnificent” and said he was “touched and inspired” by the powerful stories he heard there. The Secretary-General tours the monuments of Old Havana, Cuba on his visit to development projects accompanied by the city’s historian, Eusebio Leal. UN Photo/Mark Garten ‹ › His audience included Mariela Castro, CENESEX director and activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, who is also President Raul Castro’s daughter.Following Mr. Ban’s speech, Ms. Castro said she was symbolically giving the Secretary-General her personal commitment to join the UNiTE campaign. Launched by Mr. Ban in 2008, the campaign has gathered UN agencies and offices to galvanize action across the UN system to prevent and punish violence against women in the countries in which they work.Among his activities yesterday, Mr. Ban met President Castro with whom he discussed Cuba’s role as chair of CELAC. The two leaders also spoke about Cuba’s strong progress in achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – including topics related to climate change – and a sustainable development agenda that will build on their foundation after the 2015 deadline. According to Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, talks also included Cuba’s role as host to the Colombian peace talks and its ongoing efforts in nearby Haiti, as well as the impact of the United States embargo on Cuba and human rights.The top UN official also discussed these topics with Miguel Díaz-Canel, First Vice-President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers.During his meeting with Marino Murillo, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the Permanent Commission for Implementation and Development of the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines, the two leaders discussed “at length” Cuba’s social and economic reforms, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said. The UN chief also discussed implementation of the policy guidelines with Esteban Lazo Hernández, President of the National Assembly. During the talks, Mr. Ban underscored the importance of parliaments’ and women’s participation, and noted Cuba’s strong record on both, his spokesperson said.Mr. Ban’s meetings included talks with Cuban Minister of Trade and Investment, where the topics ranged from the latest UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) to Cuba’s opening of a new deepwater port of Mariel, and UN’s role in Cuba’s economic and social transformation. While in Havana, Mr. Ban yesterday toured Old Havana to look at the development and economic transformation of the area. Residents and tourists reportedly gathered around as he visited the colonial quarter, and even stopped into a barber shop for a haircut.The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and other UN agencies are working “very closely to help the Cuban Government and people to preserve this area,” Mr. Ban said.Along with speaking to CELAC delegations at the Summit, the UN chief also today addressed officials at the Latin American School of Medicine (Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina/ELAM) and met with dignitaries, including Fidel Castro Ruz, the former President of Cuba. Mr. Ban is also due to meet with the chief of civil defence, before leaving Cuba this evening for Germany. read more

Amid rising death toll in Yemen UN urges humanitarian access respect for

“These are just the civilian casualties,” said Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). “The total number of people killed is considerably higher. Another 1,185 civilians have been injured, including 35 women and 67 children.” Mr. Colville said that at least 64 public buildings were either partially or completely destroyed by fighting, adding that several airstrikes hit military and civilian positions in a number of cities, killing 58 civilians including seven children.Mr. Colville pointed to specifically to an attack on a bridge by aircraft after the official end of the coalition’s ‘Operation Decisive Storm’ on 22 April, which killed 40 civilians, including seven children, and to an airstrike the previous day in the capital, Sana’a, which killed 20 civilians and injured 120 others, and damaged several UN offices, including the OHCHR in Yemen.“Violence has persisted across southern governorates due to street battles between groups supporting members of the popular committees affiliated with the Houthis and local armed groups in Abyan, Dhale, Aden and Lahj,” said Mr. Colville. “In Abyan Governorate on 21 April, at least 14 civilians were killed and another 14 injured, reportedly due to indiscriminate shooting. We have reports of killings by sniper of a child in Dhale and four civilians emerging from a mosque in Aden.”He also pointed to reports of arbitrary detention and “disturbing” reports about the humanitarian situation in various parts of the country, particularly relating to healthcare, and he urged all sides to ensure that international human rights and humanitarian laws are respected, and to ensure that all measures are taken to ensure civilians are protected. “All sides must ensure that the humanitarian aid – that is so desperately needed – can reach people in Yemen,” Mr. Colville said.Also briefing journalists in Geneva this morning was Jens Laerke, a spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), who referred to the airstrike that damaged UN offices in Sana’a, saying windows in the offices of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), OCHA and Department of Safety and Security (DSS) were shattered by explosions.Elizabeth Brys, a Spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP) said the agency is continuing its work in Yemen, despite violence and security problems, though it had been limited in its operations, reaching a total of 19,471 conflict-affected people, including only 8,700 persons in Aden.WFP aims to increase operations, she said, with a plan to provide emergency food assistance to 2.5 million conflict-affected people throughout the country between May and July, though the agency and its partners would face challenges, such as lack of fuel which affected transport and the ability of families to cook food.The number of food insecure people had risen from 10.6 million to 12 million as a result of fighting, with food prices increasing and affecting vulnerable families most strongly. Ms. Brys called for space in which humanitarian operations could be conducted and WFP staff could work safely.A spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO) said that approximately $750,000 was needed every month to provide sufficient fuel to cover 100 ambulances and major hospitals in affected governorates as well as mobile teams, and a spokesperson for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) gave new information on child casualties, saying at least 115 children had been killed and 172 maimed and adding that those figures were conservative.The UNICEF spokesperson also confirmed that that at least 140 children had been recruited by armed groups in Yemen, 30 schools had been damaged or occupied by the warring parties and 23 hospitals had been attacked.The children of Yemen, who were already vulnerable before fighting started, were even more so now and urgent actions were needed to end grave violations against children, including their recruitment and use by armed groups, and to meet obligations under international law. read more

How to watch Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbanks Royal wedding on TV

The scene at St George’s Chapel was set once more for a showstopping royal wedding but replacing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the altar were Princess Eugenie and her groom.It was the turn of the Queen’s granddaughter and drinks executive Jack Brooksbank to take centre stage at Windsor Castle, 146 days after the blockbuster nuptials of Harry and Meghan on a scorching hot May day.Apart from the cooler weather, October 12 looked like a re-enactment of May 19, with perhaps a few more jackets, as guests milled around the Gothic chapel and greeted one another with kisses on both cheeks as they arrived.Women dressed to the nines and men in morning suits wandered the aisle and a din of chatter filled the chapel, making it feel more like a society soiree or VIP enclosure at a race meeting than a wedding service in a house of God.With a star-studded guest list of 800 in the congregation, around 200 more than the number at Harry and Meghan’s wedding, the seating was laid out differently, perhaps to accommodate the bigger crowd.Chairs were lined out facing into the aisle, with Kate Moss taking her seat on the front row, a familiar place for Moss who is in demand on “frows” at fashion week every season. Pixie Geldof and George Barnett Credit:James Gourley/REX As the royal couple were paraded around Windsor, those who made the trip have told Coran Elliott of their passion for the monarchy. Australians Michelle Thorp, 48, a stay at home mum, and store supervisor Debbie Papalaskaris, 59, share a passion for the Windsors, with Debbie making the 24 hour flight to the UK to get a glimpse of the princess first hand.Ms Papalaskaris said: “Since the wedding was on I knew I had to get here. For me it’s the chance to see a royal wedding first hand, because I’m a royalist at heart.”I will look back at my pictures when I’m 90 and say ‘I was there, I saw a real princess’.” 1:16PMFergie rushed to hug close friend of her mother’s 1:41PMGroom was ‘perfect head of house’, says his old headteacher Sunlight streamed in through the windows lighting up the aisle for Meghan, but on this October day all guests could see through the glass were trees being blown around by strong gusts.The bridal party’s gaggle of youngsters included future king Prince George, Princess Charlotte and pop star Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora.The Angels singer’s six-year-old daughter Theodora, who is known as Teddy, had a starring role as a bridesmaid, alongside five-year-old George and three-year-old Charlotte.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, was on hand to keep the VIP children in check.The group had a few minutes to wait before the bride arrived, and were kept in check by the nanny.George held his hand over his ear as trumpeters lined out at the back of the chapel moments before Eugenie’s arrival.He was standing next to sister Princess Charlotte and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughter Savannah.As the trumpeters got into position, the nanny held George and Charlotte’s hands.Before that, George could be seen looking around the chapel and craning his neck to look up into the high ceiling.The prince could be seen shuffling his feet on the carpet beneath him, while Charlotte went up on her tiptoes at one point.The group of children were startled and jumped when the trumpeters performed an initial flurry, and Savannah appeared to put a finger in her ear as she anticipated what was to come.At one stage, George seemed to shake his legs and briefly bobbed up and down in time to the music.In the few minutes the children had to stand, one little girl appeared to sit down on the stone ledge behind them before the nanny nudged her up. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss on the steps as they were unveiled as husband and wife in Windsor.The sun broke through the clouds just as the bride and groom left the chapel. The Princess of York and Mr Brooksbank kissed on the West Steps of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, following their ceremony on Friday.The happy couple were surrounded by the bridal party, including Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince George, five, as they enjoyed the happy moment. The Duke of Edinburgh “took quite a big step” towards reconciliation with Sarah, Duchess of York, at Friday’s royal wedding, according to a body language expert.Judi James, an expert in social behaviour, believes that Philip was warm towards his former daughter-in-law, approaching her with a smile.The Queen’s husband is thought to have a frosty relationship with “Fergie”, who divorced the Duke of York in 1996.Ms James said: “You could tell the tension as soon as the duchess arrived in the church. As soon as she walked in she pulled her arms into her side and put her head down.”Ms James believes the duchess’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, may have tried to distract her mother from Philip’s arrival at St George’s Chapel for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.She said that Beatrice “made very strong eye contact with her mother and kept her chatting as Philip arrived, almost as if to say ‘don’t look round now”‘. The newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest memberCredit:PA Prince Philip walks towards Sarah, Duchess of YorkCredit:AFP Order of Service (PDF)
Order of Service (Text) The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh outside Windsor Castle Princess Eugenie looks beautiful in a full-skirted, off shoulder design by design duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, stalwarts of London Fashion Week.They met whilst studying Antwerp. Peter is Austrian/ Italian and de Vos is Belgian/ Peruvian. The choice is a surprise one from the Princess who had hinted that she would chose a designer with eco credentials, such as Stella McCartneyThe brand is known for its innovative textile design, paired with a modern feminine silhouette. Princess Eugenie met the designers when she was co-hosting an event in support of women artists. Her Royal Highness has been wearing designs by the brand for several years.Princess Eugenie, Mr Pilotto and Mr De Vos have worked closely together on the design of the dress.The designers undertook archive research into previous dresses worn by Members of the Royal Family and identified a silhouette.The designDuring several fittings the dress was developed layer by layer, constructing it from the corset and the complex underskirt to the fitted bodice and full pleated skirt.The dress features a neckline that folds around the shoulders to a low back that drapes into a flowing full length train. Your wedding day should really be the one day of your life which is entirely about you and your beloved.But for the crowds lining the streets of Windsor this morning to watch Princess Eugenie marry Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, today is all about one person, the bride’s mother. It’s Fergie they’re all here to see. “In America people don’t really distinguish a lot of the more fringe members of the royal family, but everyone knows Fergie,” said Katie Goldberg, a New Yorker studying in London who got here at 7am in the hope of catching a glimpse of Sarah, Duchess of York. “I think Fergie is just brilliant,” said Elspeth Edwards, thrilled to have got a much better spot to watch all the action than she did at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May. “It’s a lot quieter this time, but that’s quite nice really. We’ll get to see more. I’m so pleased Fergie will have a big part to play today. Sarah Ferguson arrives at the royal weddingCredit:Getty 4:21PMThe 400-egg five-tier red velvet wedding cake Rain had threatened to cover the royal wedding all week, but come Friday morning the skies remained dry as guests arrived for the second royal wedding of the year.The grass alongside St George’s Chapel on Friday was bustling with lucky golden ticket holders invited to watch the Royal wedding unfold from within the grounds of Windsor Castle.There was a woman sporting union flag face paint whilst others wore their best finery but for many of the 1,200 members of the public wooly hats and gloves paired with walking boots and waterproof coats were the outfits of choice as the high winds threatened to steal a number of the guests hats.Ticket holders hoping to catch a glimpse of the princess unpacked their deck chairs as they sipped hot coffee and nibbled on shortbread and chocolate gifted to them upon arrival. Ticket holders also received a rain mac in their goodie bags just in case. Prince Philip and the the Queen have arrived at the royal wedding.  10:19AMMore guests at second royal wedding because couple have ‘so many friends’, says Prince Andrew “Let’s kiss,” Eugenie told her husbandCredit:Getty 6:18PMNo arrests as wedding goes off without a hitch Princess Eugenie’s tiaraCredit:Reuters The royal couple at the front of the chapelCredit:PA 10:40AMFergie and Princess Beatrice arrive He said: “It’s always a privilege to take part in this kind of event and I think it was especially nice for me in respect of tomorrow’s wedding because I’ve known Eugenie for such a long time.”The dean went on to say: “When I came she was a girl at our little prep school down the hill – so yes it seems as if our knowledge of each other goes back a long way.”Details of the service have not been released but speaking about its mood he said: “It will be a mix of traditional and modern and is obviously going to be a grand occasion, but I hope also it will have an air of intimacy about it.”You just have to remember it’s their day and really do your very best to focus on them and not on the hundreds of famous and semi-famous people who will be around.”Speaking about the couple’s input into the service, he added: “Of course the basic framework of the service is set but there are lots of variables and they have had a very significant influence over the final choice.”He said he would see Eugenie and Jack later on Thursday and that it was important for any couple to have a rehearsal so on their big day they were in “familiar territory”.But he felt the princess regarded St George’s Chapel as her “parish church” even though it was a “bit grand”. Celebrities have kept their followers updated on the big day with posts on social media. Jack Whitehall Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Princess Beatrice arrived in the same car and waved at crowds gathered in Windsor. The Duchess of York is wearing a Jess Collett hat and a green dress by local Ascot dressmaker Emma Louise Design.Fergie is carrying a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag, which was carried by her own mother at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York in 1986.  With the guests packed into the chapel – celebrities and royals alike – Princess Eugenie arrives wearing a low-back dress.She had earlier hinted the scars from her childhood back surgery would be on show. Her husband-to-be waited patiently at the end of the aisle, while she and her father Prince Andrew waved to cheering crowds.  8:53AMCrowds line the streets of Windsor The royal couple are exchanging vows at the front of the chapel.Eugenie’s wedding ring was made from a piece of Welsh gold given by the Queen.   Naomi Campbell 10:04AMHolly Valance and Jamie Redknapp among wide-ranging guestlist  The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess CharlotteCredit:PA The bride, Princess Eugenie, arrivesCredit:Getty The Queen, wearing a pale blue dress, was followed by her husband the Duke. Gabriela PeacockCredit:David M Bennett/Getty 4:29PMJack’s bar Andrea Bocelli  Liv Tyler arrivesCredit:PA Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank interviewed by ITV This Morning's husband and wife duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford Jack Brooksbank has paid tribute to his future wife Princess Eugenie, calling her a “bright shining light”.The Queen’s granddaughter returned the compliment and described her fiance as “so humble and generous” during a television interview ahead of their wedding.But Eugenie did reveal the moment she first saw Jack and the pair fell in love during a Swiss skiing trip.She initially thought “what a silly hat” Jack was wearing, but was “all butterflies and nervous” when he came over to say hello, and later rang her mother that night to say she had met a new guy.The couple were interviewed by husband and wife Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning, who quizzed them about wedding jitters.After Eugenie replied, “It’s definitely creeping up on us now, the nerves” she went on to describe her first encounter with Jack while on the slopes at a friend’ place in Verbier, Switzerland in 2010.With her fiance beside her, the princess added: “I thought, ‘what a silly hat!’ and I thought, ‘who’s that?’ and then you came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.”I think I rang my mum that night and said ‘I’ve met this guy Jack’… and that was it I think about how it started.”I remember being like ‘I really, really like this guy, I really want him to like me too’ and then you gave me this huge windscreen wiper wave and that was it, right, he likes me.” Pippa wore an emerald green midi dress showing off her blossoming baby bump.Zara Philips wore a electric blue dress, and clutched her hat as she made her way to the chapel.  Property developer Nick Candy and wife Holly Candy, the singer formerly known as Holly Valance, have arrived.Lord of the Rings and Armageddon actress Liv Tyler is also there, wearing a dark jacket and long skirt. 4:16PMPrince Andrew’s ‘classic father-in-law speech’, at the expense of Jack Karoline Copping and Jimmy Carr  The newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest member Robbie Williams arrives as his mother’s hat is blown from her headCredit:AFP Jane Barlow/PA Wire 11:24AMCambridges’ nanny keeps youngsters in check Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss Hack (right) Credit:Getty Queen and Prince Philip arriveCredit:PA Britain’s Princess Eugenie of York is helped into an Aston Martin DB10 by her sister Britain’s Princess BeatriceCredit:AFP The Duchess of York rushed to hug a member of the public as she arrived at St George’s Chapel for the wedding of her daughter, Princess Eugenie.Leaving her elder daughter, Princess Beatrice, waiting briefly as the pair emerged from a car outside the chapel at Windsor Castle to cheers from onlookers, Sarah Ferguson greeted family friend Jessie Huberty.The 83-year-old had been a close friend of Sarah’s mother, and attended the Duchess’s 1986 Westminster Abbey to the Duke of York. Prince Andrew and his daughter Princess EugenieCredit:Reuters Mrs Huberty, from New York, said it was “lovely” to get a hug from the mother of the bride on Friday.”She gave me a big hug and said she was happy that I was here,” said the mother-of-three, who sat in a wheelchair in the front row of the crowd gathered in Horseshoe Cloister opposite the chapel’s West Door.She added: “It was lovely. She is a lovely woman. She never forgets her friends.” The Duchess of Sussex arrivesCredit:PA 10:58AMThe bride, Princess Eugenie, arrives After a number of meetings with the couple to finalise the design, the professional baker began working on the cake in July, creating detailed sugar flowers and foliage, from ivy and acorns to white flowers and maple leaves, which will decorate the five tiers of the cake.”With such a big cake, you need to start well in advance – especially with all the sugar work, so it was important to get going quite quickly,” she said.Ms Cabot added: “There are a lot of eggs involved and a lot of butter obviously just for the sheer amount of people who hope to have a piece of cake.”She went on to say: “It’s a lot of ingredients, it’s a huge scale, it’s a bit different for me. I’m used to baking on a much smaller scale – it’s a challenge.” Ellie Goulding, left, arrives for the wedding She told host Eamonn Holmes: “I’m patron of their appeal and I had an operation when I was 12 on my back, and you’ll see on Friday, but it’s a lovely way to honour the people who looked after me and a way of standing up for young people who also go through this.”I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.”So that’s one really important one.”But separate to that, other organisations that are there, it’s just very important that they get a chance to be honoured for the work that they do constantly, so it’s lovely that I can share this special day with them.”The princess is also patron of the European School of Osteopathy, a world-renowned provider of undergraduate and postgraduate level osteopathic education. The Duchess of York and her youngest daughter, bride to be Princess Eugenie  Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, who has been headmaster of Stowe School for the past 16 years, told The Telegraph: “Jack is very kind, very caring. He was a prefect and head of house and he was very good with the younger children, those who were a bit lonely and homesick.“He’s a very talented tennis player and an all round great athlete. He played in the Coldstream Cup, a CCF competition that requires a lot of grit and determination.“I found his headmaster’s report for the year he left in 2004 and it read: “He has the making of an exceptional leader, he is naturally calm and generous. He will be a real asset in all areas of his future life. Robbie Williams got a cheer from the crowds when he arrived in a limousine and waved back.Meanwhile, singers James Blunt and Ellie Goulding arrived at the wedding in the same coach.You’re Beautiful singer Blunt was accompanied by his wife Sofia Wellesley.Livin’ La Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin is also there. Pixie Geldolf's Instagram story The supermodel was joined by her partner Count Nikolai von Bismarck and daughter Lila Grace.Dressed in a delicate monochrome polka dot number, the fashion queen was seated around an hour before the ceremony began and chatted with her daughter and partner who were sitting behind her.At one point, Lila Grace could be seen leaning forward and speaking into her mother’s ear.Anyone with trouble finding their seat were helped along with name tags placed on each chair, a formality that was missing from Harry and Meghan’s wedding.Not all guests were allocated a specific seat however, so ushers had to juggle between assigned and unassigned.Taking his seat in the second row was comedian Jimmy Carr, who on arrival surveyed the congregation from the side and fiddled with his cufflinks. Cara Delevingne arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksban Jimmy Carr arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Naomi Campbell arrives ahead of the weddingCredit:PA Princess Beatrice The DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie SpectreCredit:AFP Inside the royal wedding reception: Prince Andrew’s speechWho did Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank invite?Princess Eugenie requests dress with low backHer mother’s outfit was polished and typically FergieBride’s tiara is from the Queen’s collectionSign up to the Telegraph’s Royal Family newsletter here Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank will finally be able to let their hair down away from the gaze of the public after the second royal wedding of 2018 in Windsor. The newlywed left her afternoon wedding reception as a wife in style, with the newest member of the Royal family driving away in a genuine James Bond car which was originally made for the James Bond movie Spectre.Mr Brooksbank was seen breathing a sigh of relief as he got in the driver’s seat of the silver DB10. Prince Andrew had ribbed him during a “classic father-of-the-bride” speech, the highlight of which was a joke about the family dog. Earlier, Princess Eugenie showed off her scars in a nod to the surgeons who operated on her back as a child.The low back feature on the dress – designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded the British based label Peter Pilotto – was at the specific request of the bride who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis. Princess Eugenie took the lead as her new husband appeared to struggle with nerves during their nuptials, according to a professional lipreader.The royal bride initiated the couple’s two tentative kisses on the West Steps of St George’s Chapel, telling Jack Brooksbank “let’s kiss” before the waiting cameras. Credit:Jane Barlow/PA Wire  7:36AMRoyal couple on their pre-wedding jitters The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also spotted having a quiet word about the seating arrangement.And as bridesmaid Princess Charlotte simply waved to adoring crowds from a car, Robbie Williams’ daughter Teddy, sitting in front of her, repeatedly shouted “hello!”, Ms Lannin added.The gaggle of youngsters in the bridal party had a few minutes to wait before the bride arrived, and were kept in check by the Cambridges’ nanny.Last week, Brooksbank, 32, admitted being “terrified” ahead of the wedding to 28-year-old Eugenie.He told Daily Mail diarist Sebastian Shakespeare: “I’ll need to take a few minutes for myself before the speeches because I’m terrified.”It’s very exciting but I’m a little bit nervous.” 4:14PMRoyal couple leave afternoon reception in Bond car Chelsy Davy, left, arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack BrooksbankCredit:PA Meanwhile, a wedding with 850 guests meant that hundreds of women were showcasing the height of fashion, resulting in a dizzying array of hats an fascinators to admire, or otherwise.As ladies were choosing head wear for the big day, some may have recalled the infamous hat dubbed a turkey twizzler that Princess Beatrice wore to William and Kate’s wedding.Standout fascinators included Poppy Delevingne’s blue feathered piece which could be seen rising above the congregation from the back of the chapel, and a yellow netted piece adorned with small balls of coloured fluff.One woman matched her red headpiece with red-framed sunglasses which she kept on as she made her way through the church, and another man in the congregation also sported sunglasses before the service began.Popular culture was not just reflected in the selected guests, but was woven into the ceremony itself through music, literature and art.There was Andrea Bocelli’s spine-tingling rendition of Ave Maria, a reading of an extract taken from The Great Gatsby, and an image of abstract art called Here by Mark Bradford printed on the Order of Service.The atmosphere created by one of Bocelli’s performances during the ceremony was interrupted at one point by the ringing of a mobile phone.The inclusion of the artwork was likely a nod to Eugenie’s love of art and her job as a director at the contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth in London.The evening festivities at the York family home may well draw inspiration from the groom’s job as brand ambassador at Casamigos tequila. 1:00PMA view from inside St George’s Chapel  James Blunt, who attended the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earlier this year, is expected to be at Princess Eugenie’s wedding. His wife Sofia Wellesley is the daughter of Lord and Lady John Henry Wellesley and he is a regular at Royal occasions.Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe became friendly with Princess Eugenie while lived in New York, working for the fine art auction house Paddle8.Plus, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have been seen dining and on holiday with Princess Beatrice over the years; if they want to attend a royal wedding they may have asked their friend to convince her sister to send an invitation their way. Princess Eugenie announced in an interview with British Vogue earlier this year that her older sister Princess Beatrice will play a central role, as Maid of Honour. The groom’s younger brother Thomas, 29, has been chosen as best man.Prince George and Princess Charlotte will step into the roles of pageboy and flower girl once again. The siblings already know the score – as well as performing those roles at the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Markle earlier this year, they did so at the wedding of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, to James Matthews in May last year. Princess Eugenie has spoken of the importance of showing “people your scars” as she paid tribute to the hospital which performed surgery on her back as a child.The Queen’s granddaughter has invited representatives from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust to attend her wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday.The couple will tie the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, with members of the public and charity representatives on the guest-list for the grounds.Eugenie was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 12 years old and received treatment at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, undergoing a successful operation to straighten her spine.Ahead of her big day, the royal reflected on the surgery and the importance of the charity during an interview with ITV’s This Morning. The Archbishop of York, The Most Revd. and Rt Hon John Sentamu, has written a personal prayer for the wedding service of Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank, which will be included in the order of service.The Dean of Windsor, The Rt. Revd. David Conner will give the address at their wedding. The dean will also officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.James Vivian, director of music St George’s Chapel, has written descants for two hymns that will be sung during the service. ridesmaids for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle 9:33AMPink is the early colour of choice 10:27AMAndrea Bocelli to perform two pieces at service  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, normally reserved when it comes to public displays of affection, were seen holding hands in St George’s Chapel – a tactile display that could be down to the recent arrival of Prince Louis.”The couple are clearly very in love, but normally not very keen to show it,” the expert said.She explained: “Children can be a bit of a challenge, but sometimes, three children in, when couples have a bit more experience, it can take them back to their honeymoon period.”Today they looked besotted with one another.”It was almost the most stunning moment of the wedding for some people.” 8:11AMFamily members Broadcaster Richard Bacon and reality TV star Ollie Proudlock have also arrived, as have Holly and Sam Branson.Kate Moss has taken her seat on the front row of the seating plan which is designed to face into the aisle.Fashion queen Moss is wearing a delicate monochrome polka dot outfit.The model turned to the row behind where her partner Count Nikolai von Bismarck is seated. Pippa Middleton (centre) during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank Naomi Campbell arrives looking characteristically dramatic in a feathered tweed look by Ralph and Russo. 12:05PMThe royal couple take a horse-drawn cart around Windsor Prince Andrew walks his daughter up the steps to St George's Chapel Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy was chatting and mingling with friends to the side of the chapel before most guests took their seats.Guests seated in the nave were able to watch the 17-member orchestra and also see the readings as they were delivered from the organ screen.This meant guests in the nave at Eugenie’s wedding could see more and in turn may have felt more involved than they did at Harry’s nuptials.Family and friends of the couple, many of whom were attending their second royal wedding of 2018, were greeted with autumnal flowers on arrival at the 15th-century Gothic chapel.The displays created by Rob Van Helden had shades of oranges, reds and purples. The Duchess of Cornwall braved stormy weather on Royal Deeside to visit a tiny village school as her husband attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor.Camilla’s arrival at Crathie Primary in Aberdeenshire was delayed by a tree on the road as the area, home to the royals’ Balmoral residence, was lashed by high winds and heavy rain.She was given a tour of the school – which has just nine pupils – before visiting a new games pavilion in nearby Braemar.It is understood that Friday’s invitation was a long-standing one and Camilla did not want to let the schoolchildren down.After apologising for her late arrival, she told her guides, 11-year-old Logan Beedie and Zara Jones, 10: “It’s nice and blowy outside, isn’t it?”Camilla, who is known as the Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, shared her love of the local area and its wildlife with the pupils.She said she had never seen a capercaillie but had been fortunate to see some golden eagles, telling the children: “They’re wonderful creatures – they’re so big. When they have their wings out they’re huge.”The Duchess said nearby Lochnagar was a “special place” and told how she enjoyed cross-country skiing “because you can go for miles and miles, but it’s very hard work”.Camilla presented the pupils with books for the school library and she received a posy and card from the children. St George's Chapel Prince Andrew walks his daughter up the steps to St George’s ChapelCredit:Reuters 11:05AMThe wedding dress Foliage and flowering branches, sourced locally from Windsor Great Park, with roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries, were draped around the church.One of the doors was dressed in a floral arch which was embellished with what looked like the Chinese lantern plant, giving the display a Halloween vibe.A hush fell over the chapel at about 10.30am and guests took their seats against the backdrop of music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.The bride’s arrival was heralded by trumpeters lined out at the back of chapel.While Meghan walked through the nave without her father on her arm, Eugenie had the Duke of York by her side.Andrew and Eugenie smiled at guests in the front row, while those in rows nearer the back bobbed from side to side trying to get a clear view of the bride in her Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos gown. The Duke and Duchess of SussexCredit:AFP 11:23AMPrincess Beatrice gives Great Gatsby reading  12:15PMVisitors in awe as the royal couple are paraded around Windsor  The Duke of York said his daughter’s wedding will have more guests than that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, saying Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have “so many friends”, writes Hannah Furness.”It will not be the same as the previous one that was held in May,” he said of the wedding. “It’s not a public wedding, this is meant to be a family wedding.”There will be a few more people than most people have. “There are a few more than Harry had but that’s just the nature of Eugenie and Jack: they’ve got so many friends and they need a church of that size to fit them all in.”He told ITV he had not prepared his father-of-the-bride speech, saying: “I don’t write speeches, why should I write this one?” Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie of York in a carriage Logistics for the day also appear to be drastically simpler than on May 19, when visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were advised to travel first thing in the morning, book special car parks outside the town centre and be warned that they may not even be able to enter the main streets due to the sheer numbers of tourists.This time, the council has simply warned tourists to be mindful that the usual Windsor car parks may be very busy.Where on May 19, Great Western Railway and South Western Railway laid on extra trains and a more frequent service to Windsor stations, October 12 will see them operate a “normal Friday service”. Punters are making a last-minute gamble on Suzannah or Stella McCartney being the designer behind Princess Eugenie’s wedding gown.Erdem remains the favourite at the bookmakers at 2/1, but Ladbrokes said there has been a flurry of bets for British design brand Suzannah, with odds cut from 9/2 to 3/1.Meanwhile, Paddy Power has suspended betting on Eugenie wearing Stella McCartney after a flood of bets.Suzannah was founded by Suzannah Crabb and is known for creating wedding dresses with vintage charm and a modern edge.McCartney designed the halter neck gown Meghan wore to her evening wedding party.A Paddy Power spokesman said: “We’ve seen a lot of action on Stella McCartney to be the designer of Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress this morning, forcing us to stop taking bets.”The level of wagers could indicate insider knowledge, and the brand seems a good fit for the day with their positive environmental standpoint.”Jenny Packham is at 5/1 with Ladbrokes, Preen is 6/1 and Suzanne Neville is 8/1.Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “We know Princess Eugenie’s flying the flag for British designers, and punters are beginning to wonder if an upset could be on the cards for the likes of Suzannah or Preen, leaving Erdem to miss out on the big day.”Eugenie has already revealed she has chosen a British-based designer, and that she was set on the style she wanted from the start of her weddingplanning.”(The dress) is the one thing that I was really decisive about,” the princess told British Vogue magazine.”As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away. I never thought I’d be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I’ve been pretty on top of it.”Erdem is often Eugenie’s go-to choice and she wore the brand, founded by Canadian-born London-based designer Erdem Moralioglu, on the day her engagement was announced.Ralph & Russo, who made the gown for the Duchess of Sussex’s official engagement photo, are 14/1 to have been chosen by Eugenie.Eugenie has told how her wedding will be an environmentally friendly, anti-plastic affair. Crowds gathered in Windsor for the royal wedding 7:59AMPrincess Eugenie hints dress will not hide signs of her scoliosis surgery, saying it’s important to ‘show people your scars’  Princess Eugenie's dress A screen shot of the Trip Advisor website offering hotels at a discounted rate Former footballer Jamie Redknapp arrived dressed in a morning suit as well as singer-songwriter James Blunt. 8:58AMRoyal fans travel from Canada and the US for the big day As she walked down the aisle, the newest member of the Royal family mouthed to his bride that she looked ‘perfect’.After a traditional ceremony, during which the maid of honour Princess Beatrice delivered a reading from The Great Gatsby, the couple kissed on the steps to cheers from well-wishers. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, watched on having arrived with the Queen amid speculation he might not attend. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to Windsor Castle – the venue for their royal wedding in May.  11:54AMGuests provided with rain macs as part of goodie bags 9:58AMDemi Moore and Naomi Campbell arrive 10:50AMCalamity on the steps Dean of Windsor, David Conner A star-studded gallery, which included Demi Moore, Kate Moss, Robbie Williams and Naomi Campbell, were treated to a reading from Princess Beatrice of York from The Great Gatsby.The guests will prepare for the evening reception – believed to be at the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, with celebrations set to continue into the evening.Eugenie, 28, younger daughter of the queen’s third child Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, exchanged vows with Mr Brooksbank, a 32-year-old drinks executive, at Windsor Castle.The ninth-in-line to the throne is following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who also chose the venue for their wedding in May. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Princess Charlotte sticks out her tongue as she rides in a car to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms MarkleCredit:Andrew Milligan/pool photo via AP Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss Hack (right) 11:39AMThe order of service – in full The order of service for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank is available below:  Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy has arrived at the wedding, in the same colour as she wore to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding.  11:10AMPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange vows Front row guests in the nave included broadcaster Stephen Fry, singer James Blunt, Richard Banson’s son Sam, and artist Tracey Emin who chatted to a friend in the aisle ahead of the bride’s arrival.Other guests included actresses Liv Tyler and Demi Moore, Kiss Kiss singer Holly Valance, former footballer Jamie Redknapp, Delevingne sisters Cara and Poppy, broadcaster Richard Bacon and reality TV star Ollie Proudlock.The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa was in the front row of the nave with her husband James Matthews and brother James Middleton. Earlier this year, George and Amal Clooney almost stole the show when they graced the small town of Windsor for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with Amal’s mustard Stella McCartney dress and George’s well-groomed salt and pepper beard setting social media abuzz. There is speculation we may see the A-list couple in Windsor again this Friday; the couple are rumoured to be attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank – which will also take place in Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.Cindy Crawford, Eddie Redmayne and Robbie Williams could also be on the guest list, as well as senior members of the royal family and selected members of the public. 850 people will reportedly be in the chapel, with a further 1,200 expected in the ground; here is everything we know so far about the, from royal family members to celebrity friends. Jack Brooksbank, who has a background in hospitality, is in charge of the drinks and has revealed Casamigos tequila will be on the menu.Mr Brooksbank works as the UK brand ambassador for Casamigos, the tequila company owned by George Clooney and his friend Rande Gerber, who is married to the supermodel Cindy Crawford. Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie of York in a carriageCredit:PA 9:43AMFlashback: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal wedding The tiara is made of brilliant and rose cut diamonds pavé set in platinum, with six emeralds on either side. The tiara was bequeathed by Mrs Greville to Queen Elizabeth in 1942.Princess Eugenie is wearing diamond and emerald drop earrings which are a Wedding gift from the Groom.Wedding shoesThe Wedding shoes are satin peep-toe heels by Charlotte Olympia.The bride’s bouquetThe Wedding bouquet, created by floral designer Rob Van Helden’s sister, Patrice Van Helden Oakes, consists of Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses and trailing ivy.Sprigs of myrtle from Osbourne House are also included in the bouquet. The tradition of carrying myrtle began after Queen Victoria was given a nosegay containing myrtle by Prince Albert’s grandmother during a visit to Gotha in Germany. In the same year, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne House as a family retreat, and a sprig from the posy was planted against the terrace walls, where it continues to thrive today. The myrtle was first carried by Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Princess Victoria, when she married in 1858.Bridal hair and make-upPrincess Eugenie’s hair was styled by Sonny-Jo MacFarlane, Hari’s, with make-up by Hannah Martin, Bobbi Brown.Maid of honourPrincess Beatrice is wearing an outfit by Ralph and Russo and a hat by Sarah Cant.  Bridesmaids’ dresses and page boys’ uniformsThese were designed by Amaia Arrieta of Amaia Kids. The design incorporates the Mark Bradford artwork included in the Order of Service.Bridesmaids’ flowersThe Bridesmaids’ flowers are by Rob Van Helden and reflect the design of the Bridal bouquet. The Bridesmaids each have posies of Lily of the Valley and spray roses.Special attendantLady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor is wearing a dress by Claudie Pierlot and hat by Emily London.Mother of the bride’s dressSarah, Duchess of York is wearing a dress designed by local Windsor company Emma Louise Design, with a vintage Manolo Blahnik bag. The bag was carried by Susan Barrantes at the Wedding of The Duke and Duchess of York in 1986. 10:25AMRoyal contingent begin to arrive “The date of the wedding was known eight months ago so it’s strange Camilla organised her house party this weekend.”A source close to the couple denied there was any ill-feeling, saying: “They get on very well, the couple has no issue with it – they have known about the diary clash for some time.”They added that Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall “host events every day throughout this period every year.” As the trumpeters got in position, the nanny held George and Charlotte’s hands.Before that, George could be seen looking around the chapel and craning his neck to look up into the high ceiling.The prince could be seen shuffling his feet on the carpet beneath him, while Charlotte went up on her tiptoes at one point.The group of children were startled and jumped when the trumpeters performed an initial flurry, and Savannah appeared to put a finger in her ear as she anticipated what was to come. Princess Charlotte stumbles up the steps Gabriela Peacock is described in some quarters as the nutritionist for the Royal Family, but just who is she? And what does her “elite” nutritional actually look like?Who is she?Peacock says she has always been interested in health and nutrition, but it was her years in modelling that taught her the value of a balanced and nutritious diet. Karoline Copping and Jimmy Carr Credit:Getty 9:03AMThe real reason why Camilla is not attending Writer F Scott Fitzgerald’s famous character Jay Gatsby has a special place in Princess Eugenie’s relationship with her husband Jack Brooksbank, the Dean of Windsor has revealed.A passage from the American author’s book, The Great Gatsby, was read by Princess Beatrice at the couple’s wedding – describing the smile of the central character, a fictitious embodiment of America’s jazz age.Eugenie had read the book soon after meeting Mr Brooksbank on the ski slopes of Verbier in Switzerland in 2010, and immediately thought of her newfound love.David Conner, Dean of Windsor, said in his address to the wedding service congregation: “The words that particularly reminded her of Jack concern Gatsby’s smile.”As we heard from the reading ‘It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it … it concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favour’.”Well, a few years have passed and Eugenie and Jack come here today to smile on each other, and to offer each other something like ‘eternal reassurance’ and the promise of an ‘irresistible prejudice’ in each other’s favour.” 9:29AMThe royal wedding in pictures Princess BeatriceCredit:Reuters Dr Anthony WallersteinerCredit:Andrew Crowley At one stage, George seemed to shake his legs and briefly bobbed up and down in time to the music.In the few minutes the children had to stand, one little girl appeared to sit down on the stone ledge behind them before the nanny nudged her up. 10:23AMCara Delevingne arrives – wearing a suit and top hat Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank interviewed by ITV This Morning’s husband and wife duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth LangsfordCredit:PA Asked by Holmes to describe each other in three words, Jack said about his future wife: “She’s this bright shining light.”Eugenie was not so succinct and replied: “Jack’s the kind of guy, you know when you’re lost at a party and you can’t find anyone to talk to, and you start panicking and you need help? He’ll walk in and make everyone feel so special.”He’ll scoop you up and talk to you and make you feel a million dollars… you’re so humble and generous. So humble and generous – that’s two words…”The princess went on to say her “big sissy” Princess Beatrice was someone “I’ve looked up to her whole life” and that she’s the biggest supporter of  “team Eug and Jack”.Asked about the moment she will walk down the aisle with her father the Duke of York, Eugenie replied: “It’s nerve-wracking and a bit scary and all the things that come with getting married, but at the end of the day you get to marry the person you love.”In reference to Jack, she added: “And you’re going to be at the end of the aisle, and I’m going to be running towards you!”Quizzed about whether his fiancee had become a “bridezilla”, Jack said no, adding: “Eugenie has been amazing.”She’s been incredible, she has the ability to do a million things at once in her brain, including working as well as organising everything to do with the wedding.” 6:33PMPhilip took ‘big step’ towards reconciliation with Fergie 8:40AMMembers of the public Chelsy Davy, left, arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank 8:55AMCelebrity guests will see the royal couple start married life The royal couple at the front of the chapel Pixie Geldof and George Barnett  9:10AMThe second royal wedding in numbers Thames Valley Police said there had been no arrests on Friday related to the wedding.A spokeswoman said: “There have been no arrests relating to the royal wedding policing operation in Windsor at this stage.”The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead was unable to give a final estimate of the crowd numbers watching the festivities. The bride, Princess Eugenie, arrives Prince Philip walks towards Sarah, Duchess of York Prince George, Princess Charlotte and pop star Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora will have starring roles at Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding.They arrived in the same car, waving at the crowds.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest two children and Williams’ six-year-old daughter, who is known as Teddy, will be among the pageboys and bridesmaids at the celebration in Windsor on Friday.The other bridesmaids will be Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla, and Zara Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia, along with Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman.Prince George, five, will be joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy – the six-year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe. 10:53AMPrince Philip arrives at Windsor amid speculation he might not attend The pair, who attend St George’s School at Windsor Castle, said they both enjoyed the experience of singing in St George’s Chapel when Harry and Meghan married in May.Alexios said about the earlier wedding: “There was just this warm buzz going around the chapel – it just felt amazing and I feel this one is going to be as good as well.”Leo added: “It was a bit nerve-racking at the start but then when we got in I felt fine, it felt like a normal service, with added bits.”The choristers remained tight lipped about the music they will be singing. They were due to take part in a rehearsal this morning as preparations are finalised for Friday’s service.Later today, Eugenie and Jack are expected to take part in their final run through before the big day.Asked what they were looking forward to on Friday, Alexios replied: “There’s going to be so many famous people there, I’m really excited to see Eugenie’s dress as well.”Choristers say second wedding will be ‘just as good’ “Eugenie is lovely. She doesn’t steal the limelight like some, she’s very low key, and she seems genuinely happy with Jack.” For the locals gathered this morning it is the second time in six months that their town has been taken over by the world’s media for a royal wedding. They’re claiming Eugenie for one of their own. “She went to school at the end of my road!” says 9 year old Ava, who is hoping her mum might let her skip school this morning to watch the carriage procession. Terry “the flag man” Hutt is also here this morning, one of the dedicated fans who camped out overnight. “I slept in my sleeping bag overnight with about 14 others. I love Eugenie but Fergie is particularly special to me. She breathed life into the royal family back in the day. I think she’s wonderful.” Robbie Williams arrives as his mother's hat is blown from her head Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were described as the “perfect couple” by the senior cleric who will marry the couple.David Conner, the Dean of Windsor, said it had been a pleasure to work with the Queen’s granddaughter and her fiance in the run-up to their weddingservice which will be a mix of “traditional and modern”.The dean, who will officiate when the couple make their marriage vows and give the address, has also been giving the pair the traditional pre-marital guidance counselling.Speaking on the eve of the wedding, he said: “As a couple they come across as just the perfect couple.”They are very natural with each other, they obviously love one another but they also have a lot of fun together and it’s been a real pleasure to work with them.”The dean described how he has seen the princess grow up over the years, since taking up his role in 1998, as she was a pupil at St George’s School at Windsor Castle and has regularly attended services at the chapel. Pixie Geldolf’s Instagram storyCredit:Pixie Geldolf/Instagram Pixie Geldof is leading the way in a fuchsia cape dress but we’ve also noted Emma Joy Kitchener, wife of Julian Fellowes in a hot pink coat dress. They were swiftly followed by Prince William and Kate. But a shining star came in the form of Princess Charlotte who blew kisses to the crowd as she was driven down the drive towards the entrance of the chapel. “She’s so sweet, I love how much she loves it,” said one onlooker, whilst another added: “She’s such a wonderful little girl, I bet she’s having the time of her life”. Then came the Queen, who received cheers for the crowd, as many shouted happily to see her accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, whose attendance had not been confirmed beforehand. The onlookers then fell silent as they waited in anticipation for the bride, who swept by waving at the crowd. Many then settled back into their chairs as the ceremony began, following proceedings in their orders of service.Despite most in the crowd now shivering from the biting wind cheers erupted as the happy couple were pronounced husband and wife.  Bridesmaids and pageboys The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh outside Windsor CastleCredit:PA ridesmaids for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor CastleCredit:PA Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor Castle 9:46AMChoristers, 11 and 12, to take centre stage after shining at Harry and Meghan’s wedding “Being a model meant long days, extensive travel, and frequently staying in hotels with little choice with regards to food,” she told health blogger Natalie Glaze. “I experienced headaches, low energy, and frequently felt ill. Often, when it came to food, I had to just ‘grab and go’ and the processed foods I found myself picking up never made me feel or look great.”She noticed that by cutting out the processed foods and boosting her consumption of vegetables, fish, and complex wholegrains, she felt a “radical improvement in the way I felt”, with “buckets more energy”.Peacock eventually turned her hand to nutritional advice – a growing industry, with sales of sports nutrition products jumping from £52 million in 2013 to £66 million in 2015.She says she was “head-hunted” by Dr Tim Evans, the Queen’s GP, to become Head of Nutrition at his private clinic, the Grace Belgravia in central London.Here, she provides diet and lifestyle advice for a group she describes as “London’s fashion and celebrity elite”. Andrea Bocelli Credit:Drew Gurian/Invision 7:28PMLove wins at #RoyalWedding2 This gallery will be updated during the day, featuring the best photographs of the royal wedding:  Princess Eugenie’s dressCredit:Reuters Sarah Ferguson arrives at the royal wedding Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have left Windsor Castle following their wedding.The couple travelled in a silver Aston Martin driven by Mr Brooksbank. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank leave Windsor CastleCredit:Reuters Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange rings Richard Bacon, a guest who is appearing on ITV in the lead-up to the wedding, said he had been invited after the Princess got in touch to support his wife while he was in a coma over the summer. Saying he knows her from being “incredibly social” and living near to the directors of Hauser and Wirth, where Princess Eugenie works, adding: “I first met her at about 3am in Miami,” he said.  10:11AMRobbie Williams arrives as his mother’s hat is blown from her head Hollywood actress Demi Moore has arrived wearing a burgundy dress and matching fascinator.She was preceded by supermodel Naomi Campbell. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have returned to their wedding venue.The couple, who married in Windsor in May, did not walk through the crowd and were ushered straight into Windsor Castle.  The Duchess of Sussex arrives The gaggle of youngsters in the bridal party had a few minutes to wait before the bride arrived, and were kept in check by the Cambridges’ nanny.Prince George held his hand over his ear as trumpeters lined out at the back of the chapel to herald the arrival of Eugenie.The future king was standing next to sister Princess Charlotte and Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughter Savannah. Bridesmaids and pageboysCredit:Getty  Pixie Geldolf Just a couple of seats down from Carr was Livin’ la Vida Loca singer Ricky Martin, sitting next to his partner Jwan Yosef.On the other side of the aisle, pop star Ellie Goulding and her fiance Caspar Jopling sat next to one another.The Burn singer could be seen glancing around the growing congregation and chatting to Jopling before the service started.A guest rushed up to Goulding at one point and kissed her on both cheeks before moving off to take her own seat. Sophie Cabot making the cakeCredit:PA Many of those gathered spoke of their utter shock at receiving a letter inviting them to be a part of the wedding day.One grandmother couldn’t believe her luck after her 12-year-old granddaughter won tickets to attention the prestigious event. After seeing a post on Instagram 12-year-old Poppy Russer decided to take a chance entering a ballot to win a ticket to royal wedding for her grandmother Elizabeth Hayball. “I couldn’t believe it at first and it was such a surprise and the most lovely gesture, said the 67-year-old.”I’ve always had a love of the royals but have never been to a wedding. I saw the Queen when I was five, but that’s the closest I ever got.” With this in mind Poppy knew she wanted to get her grandmother a golden ticket. “When I saw the competition I wanted my gran to be there with me. I’m really excited to see the Princess and her dress.”I didn’t think I’d win, but I was really happy and mum was shocked too.” Many in the crowd waved flags and cheered as familiar faces walked by, but their loudest roars of appreciation were saved for the men who were forced to run up Chapel Hill after guests hats flew away towards the onlooking crowd.The public was thrilled to see the arrival of Robbie Williams, with one group of friends laughing “We love Robbie but Ayda is such a superstar on X-Factor”.The guests strolled past in waves as their buses arrived at the castle. Famous faces included Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.Richard Bacon, who only months ago was fighting a life-threatening illness, was in high spirits as he arrived at Windsor, waving enthusiastically at the crowd as he appeared to film the occasion on his mobile phone. Ticket holders were also delighted to see Pippa Middleton who chose an emerald green dress which showed off her blossoming baby bump, many of the crowd voicing how radient she looked.The public waited eagerly to catch a glimpse of newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan, who chose a navy blue dress.  Musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will perform during the ceremony. The couple have very much enjoyed working together with the RPO’s managing director, James Williams, to choose the accompaniment to the service. The Duke of York is a patron of the RPO.James Williams said: “It has been a great pleasure to work with HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank to plan the music for their special day and we wish the couple much happiness for their future together.”The internationally renowned singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli will perform two pieces during the service. Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday could end up looking fairly different to that of her cousin Prince Harry, it seems.The Queen’s 28-year-old granddaughter is set to marry 31-year-old wine merchant Jack Brooksbank on Friday at Windsor Castle, and everything from the guest size to the television audience right through to the weather is expected to differ from Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in May.But the two weddings will have one thing (or, rather, one person) in common: both Harry and Eugenie have been using the same nutritionist to help get them into shape before their big day. A heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton has arrived with her husband James Matthews. Mike Tindall and his wife Zara also appeared, followed by Princess Anne, who is wearing a green dress. Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive  Leo Mills, 12, left, and Alexios Sheppard, 11  10:37AMGroom Jack Brooksbank arrives  Here it is in full: It was soon after she and Jack had first met that Princess Eugenie read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. One particular passage in which Jay Gatsby is described reminded her immediately of Jack.She decided that she wanted eventually to let Jack know how much those words had brought him to mind. That is why they have had a special place (as the second reading) in today’s wedding service.The words that particularly reminded her of Jack concern Gatsby’s smile. As we heard from the reading: “It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it……. It concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favour.”Well, a few years have passed, and Eugenie and Jack come here today to smile on each other, and to offer each other something like “eternal reassurance” and the promise of an “irresistible prejudice” in each other’s favour.In doing so, they understand that marriage is something far more profound than any kind of contract, as we usually understand it. There are no conditions here; no limits.They offer each other an unqualified promise to be there for each other come what may. It is the unqualified nature of the promise that generates a feeling of security; the gift of “eternal reassurance”.Of course we know that the very best of desires and intentions can be frustrated, and that marriages, even between the kindest and most careful people, can founder because of pressures unforeseen. The miracle however is that, in generation after generation, so many of us go on hoping that the keeping of the promise will be possible. It is as if we know that it is in the exchange of self-forgetful love that we human beings understand, you might say, just what we were made for.It is with that hope in their hearts that these two people have come here today, and have made their unqualified promises in the face of this congregation”; their families and friends and neighbours. In doing so, they have of course revealed the seriousness of their intent, but also something more.They have acknowledged their need of your support and your encouragement; they want you to believe in them. By being here today, you have given them a kind of “reassurance” for which, I know, they will be genuinely grateful.And if they have come here “in the face of this congregation”, they have come here, far more significantly, “in the sight of God”.They recognise that there is much more to life than meets the outward eye alone. As Christians, they believe that that ‘mysteriously ‘more” has been revealed to us in and through the life of Jesus Christ.In him has been seen the God whose nature is love, and through him has been heard an unqualified and eternally reassuring promise to each and every one of us that, through all the vicissitudes of life, we are loved.It is in the presence of the God of love shown to us in Jesus Christ that Eugenie and Jack have made their vows, confident that even our fragile human loving can be a merciful ingredient in a loving God’s providential operation in an often all-too troubled world. Princess Charlotte stumbles up the stepsCredit:PA Cara Delevingne arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksban Young choristers who will sing at the royal wedding have described their excitement ahead of the big day.Alexios Sheppard, 11, and Leo Mills, 12, both performed at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding and now will be centre stage for the nuptials of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.It is the first time in living memory two royal weddings have been staged in the same year at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel, so the two choristerswill be part of an historic double.The boys could not hide their joy, with Alexios saying: “It’s one of the best experiences we’re ever going to have – it’s just amazing.”Leo added: “I think it’s really cool we get to sing at two royal weddings in one year. No one ever really gets to do that much – it’s a very rare occasion so we’re very lucky.”Alexios joked: “They call it a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but not for us.” 11:35AMRoyal fans’ ‘frustration’ at lack of big screens 7:27AMGuestlist: Who we think has made the cut They were followed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Meghan is wearing a navy Givenchy dress and hat by Noel Stewart.Her sister-in-law is in a pink Alexander McQueen dress and Philip Treacy hat. Prince Andrew and his daughter Princess Eugenie British fashion and portrait photographer Alex Bramall will take the official photographs at Windsor Castle at today’s royal wedding, Buckingham Palace said.”It is an honour and a privilege to be invited to photograph Princess Eugenie and Jack on this most special of days,” Mr Bramall said.”I look forward with great excitement to capturing this significant occasion and wish them both a happy future together.” Jimmy Carr arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.Credit:Andrew Matthews/PA 10:12AMThe dress Sophie Cabot making the cake 9:23AMRoyal wedding flowers to reflect ‘rich and vibrant tones of autumn’ Ms Davy and the Prince originally met in Cape Town, South Africa, while he was on his gap year and he was reported to have once described Zimbabwean-born lawyer-turned-designer as “the one”.However Ms Davy did not enjoy the bright spotlight that came with being in a relationship with the then third-in-line to the throne and they eventually called it a day.Ms Davy now divides her time between West London and Zimbabwe, where she runs her own luxury jewellery line, Aya.She recently posted online telling Zimbabweans to “rise up” after the resignation of Robert Mugabe earlier this year.Ms Davy is thought to be single again having split up with her boyfriend of two years, the jeweller Charles Goode. Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall arrive Credit:Getty As the children arrived, one of the pageboys fell on the steps. Moments later, 14-year-old Lady Louise Windsor, wearing a blue dress who was minding the children had her dress blown up by the strong wind. Naomi Campbell's Instagram story  Derek Blasberg It is believed the Duke and Duchess of York tried to persuade Camilla, 71, to attend but to no avail.A source said: “It’s hard to see her turning down the invitation as anything other than a snub but she insists she has other engagements that she was invited to first.”Camilla’s no-show will be seen as opening up family rifts at a time when the royals are riding a wave of popularity following Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May. Liv Tyler arrives Ms Thorp said: “I was here for Harry and Meghan’s wedding. I never want to miss out on a royal occasion so I made a special effort to get here. “We both believe that we’re never going to see another royal wedding in our lifetime. It’s a chance to experience history- to be honest I don’t think the English get the side of it. “The royals have such sense of their duty and I’m here to celebrate that.”Claire Carson, 54, a self described royal fanatic who has attended every wedding since Charles and Diana and even slept on the street to catch the occasion in 1981 said: “I think Eugenie’s dress is elegant and classy. The shape of her tiara perfectly matched her dress, it suits here to a ‘t’. “It really reminded me of something Grace Kelly would have worn.  I think Jack looked nervous, but he looked really good. “I think anyone would be pleased if he was their son in law. He didn’t look like he had had a tequila, but his nerves made him look like he needed one.” The wedding cakeCredit:Reuters 9:59AMBargain Windsor hotels on offer to lure tourist to Princess Eugenie’s Royal wedding  When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married in Windsor in May, the hotels rooms and B&Bs of the town were booked up months ahead at a premium, as homeowners cashed in on their castle views to advertise rooms for thousands of pounds.Anyone who missed out on seeing the Royal Family in all its glory might well have cashed in today, because at the beginning of the week, there were still plenty of room at the inn for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.Hotels in Windsor still have rooms available for the night of the wedding, with several appearing to have dropped their prices in the days leading up to the ceremony to entice tourists to stay overnight.AirBnB has rooms from £40, while the Harte and Garter, the pub hotel directly in front of the castle which was overrun by international media in May, still has rooms at £79 for Friday and Saturday, cheaper than any other night it offers until March 2019.On Thursday, TripAdvisor was advertising 49 available properties in Windsor and its surrounding areas, with prices from just £70 and availability from the Travelodge to the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel and Spa, which has slashed its price from £200-a-night to £162. She added: “It was almost like the sort of behaviour you see at the party when somebody you don’t want to see walks in.”Despite their apparent reservations, there seemed to be few hard feelings between the two.Ms James continued: “She got quite the look from Philip, he smiled at her at least twice, almost as if he had planned to greet her warmly. That was quite a big step for the Duke of Edinburgh.”However, Ms James said the duchess may not have even been aware of the interaction.She said: “The Duchess of York was sat in front of Philip, so unless she had eyes in the back of her head, she wouldn’t have known.”She probably didn’t want to take the risk of turning round.”However, they weren’t the only ones with prominent body language on display.Ms James noted that “it was fascinating that William and Kate were holding hands”. The Duchess later visited a new heritage centre named in honour of her husband, the Prince of Wales, where she watched a display of Highland dancing by 24-year-old Rachael Walker from Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire.The Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion is situated in the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park, where the world-famous Braemar Gathering is held every September and regularly attended by the Queen.The centre, which will open to the public next spring, tells the story of Scotland’s Highland Games and is the new headquarters of the Braemar Royal Highland Society, organisers of the Gathering.Camilla admired a map of the site dating from 1906 and met members of the society and staff of The Prince’s Foundation, a charity founded by Charles which was involved in the building’s construction.David Geddes, president of the Braemar Royal Highland Society, said: “When the building was unveiled to Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Rothesay during the Braemar Gathering, the Duchess was unable to attend due to prior commitments.”However, we are delighted she has been able to see the building for herself and we look forward to welcoming her back in future.”He added: “Our hope is that people will come and visit when they are on holiday, and because they’ve been here they’ll be inspired to go to Highland Games around Scotland.”Robert Lovie of The Prince’s Foundation said: “It was a pleasure to welcome The Duchess of Rothesay to Braemar for her to see first-hand the completed Duke of Rothesay Highland Games Pavilion.”She was enthusiastic about the building’s beauty, the value of its purpose, and its ability to fit seamlessly into the surroundings.” 11:59AMThe newlyweds kiss on the steps as Royal family gains its newest member 10:32AMPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank a ‘perfect couple’, says dean The groom Jack Brooksbank arrived in a Rolls Royce for his wedding day. Wisely deciding not to wear a hat, he chatted at the bottom of the steps where he will kiss his bride later today before walking up to the castle. He waved at well-wishers behind him. The couple are inviting 1,200 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle for their October wedding, following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.Announcing details of the wedding, a spokesman for Buckingham Palace said the couple would be inviting members of the public to share their day.”The couple are delighted to announce an opportunity for 1,200 people from across the United Kingdom to be invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day,” a spokesman said.”The attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the marriage service and watch as the bride and groom depart St George’s Chapel at the end of the ceremony.”Myrna Whiteson, the president of the Teenage Cancer Trust, will be among the attendees with her husband, Dr Adrian Whiteson. She told The Telegraph the Princess had become involved in the charity from an early age through her mother, the Duchess of York.”The Duchess of York officially opened our first specialist cancer unit in 1990 and has attended almost all of our 28 subsequent new unit openings across the UK, with Princess Eugenie and her sister Princess Beatrice accompanying her on numerous occasions.”Following the ceremony, the newlyweds will undertake a carriage procession through the town of Windsor, where members of the public will be able to get a glimpse of the couple. Naomi Campbell’s Instagram storyCredit:Naomi Campbell/Instagram Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson arrive at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Gabriela Peacock The star-studded guests have started arriving for the royal wedding ceremony. Jimmy Carr was one of the first big names to arrive, wearing a dark suit. Female guests held onto their hats and headpieces as powerful gusts of wind whipped around the castle grounds.   The royal couple were carried around the streets of Windsor, passing the Royal family having been named husband and wife. The rain held off, but the carriage on the Scottish State Coach had a cover as a precaution. Originally known as the Cambridge Coach, the Scottish State Coach was remodelled in 1968–9 on Her Majesty’s instruction to create a coach specifically for Scotland. The emblems of the Order of the Thistle, the highest order of chivalry in Scotland, and the Scottish version of the Royal Arms were painted on the sides.The carriage will be pulled by four Windsor Grey horses: Plymouth, Milford Haven, Tyrone and Storm. There will be two outriders: Claudia and Sir Basil – the same quartet that pulled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex around Windsor in May. Windsor Grey horses play an important role in the ceremonial life of the Royal Family and the nation, and have been drawing the carriages of successive Monarchs and Members of the Royal Family since Queen Victoria’s reign.The carriage and horses are housed at the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace. Jack Whitehall's Instagram story Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson arrive at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding of Britain’s Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in WindsorCredit:Reuters 5:15PMStars reveal their royal wedding experiences on social media  There are rumours George Clooney and his wife Amal will be in Windsor once again this October as the A-list actor has a connection to the groom. Wine merchant Mr Brooksbank is a brand ambassador for Casamigos Tequila, a company owned by George Clooney.Rande Gerber, the husband of Cindy Crawford, is also a founder of Casamigos, which means the couple may have received an invitation too. Princess Eugenie is close friends with model Cara Delevingne, singer Ellie Goulding, and the Duke of Sussex’s former girlfriends Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, all of whom are expected to attend. Karlie Kloss accompanied Ellie Goulding and the princess on a trip to Jordan earlier this year, leading some to wonder if she will make an appearance in Windsor in October. Artist Tracey Emin is also rumoured be to attending – although singers Elton John and Ed Sheeran have reportedly had to turn down their invitations because they are on tour.The daughter of Robbie Williams, five-year-old Theodora Rose, has been confirmed as a flower girl at the wedding, which means we can expect to see the singer and his wife, Ayda Field, in the pews. The ex-Take That star and his wife have been friends with Eugenie and her sister, Princess Beatrice, for several years.  1:27PMWho is royal nutritionist Gabriela Peacock? According to her website, Jeremy Clarkson, Anna Friel, Donna Air, and Alan Carr have all praised Peacock’s services. She also works as a nutritionist for Ten Pilates, a £3,300-a-year health club in Notting Hill, west London, which says its mission is to “celebrate endorphins”.Peacock sells a range of powders with names such as Slim Me, Calm Me, Protein Me, and Energise Me – each costs £100 for a month’s supply.The bestseller, Slim Me, is a gel sachet containing glucomannan, which swells up in the stomach to reduce hunger and balance blood sugar levels.Princess Eugenie spoke earlier this year about the tough exercise regime she is following before her wedding, taking an hour’s exercise at 7am each morning.Prince Harry, meanwhile, is believed to have lost half-a-stone in the run-up to his wedding with the help of Ms Peacock.Not everybody is so supportive of the powders, however, with Frankie Phillips, a specialist with the British Dietetic Association, warning that supplements like ‘Slim Me’ will not help with long-term weight loss.“Losing weight is not a quick journey and gimmicks which might help in the short term can be less than helpful for meaningful long-term weight loss, which requires a complete rethink of lifestyle to ensure that the weight lost is not piled back on again when you stop using a product,” she told The Mail on Sunday. Jack Whitehall’s Instagram storyCredit:Jack Whitehall/Instagram Princess Beatrice, maid of honour, is wearing a blue dress by Ralph and Russo and a headband by Sarah Cant. Earlier,  the first cheers of the morning erupted in Horseshoe Cloister at the arrival of the groom’s parents to St George’s Chapel.Blustery conditions saw Jack Brooksbank’s mother momentarily hold onto her hat as she climbed the steps. Terry Hutt is one of a handful of dedicated royal fans who camped out in Windsor last night for the #RoyalWedding He’s a big Fergie fan. “This is Fergie’s day as much as Princess Eugenie’s. I’ve always loved her. She breathed life into the royal family in her day.” pic.twitter.com/42qbQaetap— Eleanor Steafel (@eleanorsteafel) October 12, 2018 His role would be “very small”, he added, saying: “I just have to walk slowly.””I think preparations are reasonably on course. i’m not what I would describe as intimately involved in the planning.”The idea to marry at St George’s Chapel came directly from the Queen, the Duke said. “It doesn’t make any difference who you are, all the approvals go through the Queen anyway,” he said. “The Queen very firmly said St George’s is where you’re having the wedding so I said aye aye mam, turn to the right, salute and carry on.”We hope for good weather, we don’t know – whatever happens in October.” Calling his future son-in-law an “extraordinary young man with one of the kindest hearts I know”, the Duke said: “It’s wonderful watching them interact together.”I have huge hopes and i’m sure they will be massively in love for the rest of their lives.”I’m sure she will be an absolutely outstanding bride.” Robbie Williams arrived flanked by his mother and wife Ayda Field.But the popstar’s mother Janet Williams had a wardrobe malfunction when her hat flew off in the blustery wind. Former Take That singer Williams was with his wife and fellow X Factor judge Ayda Field. Their six-year-old daughter Theodora is one of the bridesmaids. Princess Charlotte sticks out her tongue as she rides in a car to the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Markle Naomi Campbell arrives ahead of the wedding 9:39AMRichard Bacon invited after Princess Eugenie supported his wife during coma scare St George’s ChapelCredit:AFP The DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie Spectre The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte They shared two shy kisses on the steps, one just outside the chapel, and another before they boarded the Scottish State Coach for a public ride around Windsor.As Eugenie and Jack left the castle, they passed the Galilee Porch at St George’s Chapel, where they were waved off by other senior members of the royal family, including the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.The carriage continued onto Windsor High Street, giving the couple the opportunity to see the well-wishers lining the streets for their special day. Away from her profession, Peacock shares some of her personal life on social media, regularly posting photos with her young children and husband, David Peacock, a hedge-funder.Her Instagram account details a love of exotic travel: in the last year alone, Peacock has shared photos of her trips to Hangzhou, China, Ramatuelle, southeastern France, and Gstaad, Switzerland.The couple are also aficionados of interior design, enlisting the help of designer Peter Mikic in 2015 for a lavish renovation of their home in Notting Hill. Dr Anthony Wallersteiner 9:25AMCelebrity guests begin arriving at a blustery Windsor 6:06PM’Why aren’t you holding my hand?’: Lip reader unpicks ceremony The Queen’s youngest grandchildren, 14-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, and 10-year-old Viscount Severn, who are the children of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, will take on the role of Special Attendants.Groom Jack Brooksbank has asked his brother, Thomas Brooksbank, to be his best man, while Eugenie’s older sister Princess Beatrice will be her maid of honour.Pop star Williams and his wife and fellow X-Factor judge Ayda Williams have been friends of Eugenie and her sister Beatrice for years.They are protective over their young children, and choose not to show their children’s faces when they post on social media. Jennifer Hawkins is no stranger to the pomp and ceremony of a royal event as today she takes her seat outside her forth royal wedding, writes Francesca Marshall from Windsor.The 69-year-old developed her love for a royal wedding after camping out for four nights to see Prince Charles and Princess Diana.Since she has always watched from the sidelines for the wedding of Prince Edward and Prince Charles and Camilla. But it wasn’t until this morning that she was able to step away from the crowds and take a seat outside the chapel of Windsor Castle as one of the lucky 1,200 members of the public who received a ticket to the ceremony. “Being able to get a ticket and not be queuing overnight, this is definitely the way to see the wedding,” she said. “Being here today is quite special as I have seen Eugenie grow up over the years. “I remember back in 81 I brought my son who was 10 at the time to see the wedding, told the school is was educational, but now being here, feeling like you’re really a part of it is wonderful.”The home carer won her ticket as part of a competition being held for friends of At Georges Chapel.  9:15AMFashion and portrait photographer named as official photographer And during the readings inside the venue, Eugenie said jokingly “why aren’t you holding my hand?” before the tequila salesman readjusted her ring, lipreader Tina Lannin said.The ceremony was more muted than Harry and Meghan’s in the same venue just five months beforehand, with Zara Tindall telling the Duke of Sussex “it’s very quiet compared to the screaming at your wedding”, according to Ms Lannin. Princess Eugenie's tiara Pippa Middleton (centre) during the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack BrooksbankCredit:PA The ceremony took place at the castle’s 15th Century St George’s Chapel with the Dean of Windsor David Conner officiating.  It was revealed earlier this week that the Duchess of Cornwall will not attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding, the only senior member of the royal family to miss the celebrations, reports Camilla Tominey. Clarence House has said Camilla had a “previous commitment” attending a local school harvest festival near Birkhall, Charles’s home at Balmoral. Two other jobs were also announced this week.The alleged “snub” will fuel rumours that there is a royal rift at the heart of the monarchy. Prince Charles’s wife Camilla and Sarah Ferguson have never seen eye to eye because of Fergie’s loyalty to Princess Diana, while there is also tension between the Prince of Wales and his younger brother Prince Andrew, often referred to as the Queen’s favourite son.But there is another reason why Camilla cannot make the wedding, The Telegraph can reveal.Sources have told this paper Camilla is not going to the Friday nuptials at Windsor Castle because she is also hosting a shooting party at her Scottish home this weekend.An insider said: “The truth is that Camilla has a house party for a few friends.“They are arriving on Friday and will be there over the weekend. Britain's Princess Eugenie of York is helped into an Aston Martin DB10 by her sister Britain's Princess Beatrice Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged vows in front of more than 30 members of the Royal family, which give us an idea of what to expect for the upcoming royal nuptials.The princess’ grandmother, the Queen, is sure to attend – as is her uncle, Prince Charles. However the Duchess of Cornwall will not be attending, instead undertaking a a prior engagement at a primary school’s harvest festival celebrations in Scotland.And the Duke of Edinburgh will make a last minute decision as to whether he will attend the event, royal sources have told TheTelegraph. At 97, Prince Philip now operates on a “wake up and see how I feel” basis, according to insiders.A well-placed source said: “The Duke of Edinburgh may not go to the wedding, just as he and the Queen did not attend Prince Louis christening in July.“The royals are like any family in the sense they try to make family occasions but it is not always possible. I’m sure he would love to be there to see his granddaughter get married but no one would blame the Duke if he didn’t feel up to attending the wedding on the day – he’s only three years off 100.”Naturally the Duke and Duchess of York, Princess Eugenie’s parents, will play a large role in the proceedings. A friend of the Duchess said she was feeling nervous about being reunited with her former in-laws after being treated as somewhat of a royal outcast since she divorced Andrew in 1996. In contrast to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, part of today’s ceremony will be conducted from the organ screen so that guests in the nave of the chapel have a chance to see the bride and groom, writes The Telegraph’s Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness.Princess Eugenie and her father, the Duke of York, will walk up half the length of the aisle before meeting Jack Brooksbank and his brother, the best man,  and the Dean of Windsor at the organ screen.There, flanked by 17 members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, they will undertake the first part of the service before Princess Beatrice and Charles Brooksbank, the groom’s cousin, give their readings.The decision will give celebrity guests in the nave the opportunity to see the Princess and Mr Brooksbank begin their journey to married life, before they move into the quire where the Royal Family and close friends will be sitting. "Let's kiss," Eugenie told her husband 8:39AMRoyalist veteran who camped out for four nights to see Charles and Diana’s wedding returns for fourth royal wedding Here is all you need to know about what will happen when in Windsor today:  8:21AMCelebrity friends The Duchess of York and her youngest daughter, bride to be Princess Eugenie Credit:Peter Byrne/PA Leo Mills, 12, left, and Alexios Sheppard, 11 Credit:Steve Parsons/PA The low back feature on the dress was at the specific request of Princess Eugenie who had surgery aged 12 to correct scoliosis.The fabricThe fabric was designed by Mr Pilotto and Mr De Vos at their studio in East London and includes a number of symbols that are meaningful to Princess Eugenie as motifs.The symbols are a Thistle for Scotland acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral; a Shamrock for Ireland as a reflection of the Bride’s maternal family; the York Rose; and ivy representing the couple’s home.Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos have reinterpreted these symbols in a garland of rope like motifs, woven into a jacquard of silk, cotton and viscose blend.Once the artwork was completed, it was translated into a jacquard weave in the Como region of Italy. The result is a very modern looking fabric using a highly intricate weaving technique.Jewellery Princess Eugenie is wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by Her Majesty The Queen. The tiara was made by Boucheron for Mrs Greville in 1919 in the fashionable ‘kokoshnik’ style popularised in the Russian Imperial Court.  Elspeth is a big Eugenie fan “She doesn’t steal the limelight like some, she’s very low key, and she seems genuinely happy with Jack.” Like so many fans in Windsor this morning she’s also a huge Fergie supporter. “She’s brilliant I’m so glad she’ll have a big part to play today.” pic.twitter.com/XYse3b6nWT— Eleanor Steafel (@eleanorsteafel) October 12, 2018 A screen shot of the Trip Advisor website offering hotels at a discounted rateCredit:Trip Advisor The baker, whose business is based in Fulham in west London, said about being chosen by the Queen’s granddaughter and her fiance: “Of course I was nervous, but at the same time really, really excited.”The cake will consist of three tiers of red velvet and two of chocolate sponge cake covered with butter cream, white icing and decorated with sugar work with an autumnal theme.Other ingredients include vanilla essence, vanilla bean paste and red food colouring to give the cake its distinctive hue.Ms Cabot said about the couple: “They were very excited about having red velvet, during the tastings red velvet and chocolate came out top.”It’s a lovely thing to have at this time of year as well – it’s a nice rich cake.”Not one cake is ever the same and this was extra because of the time of year and they wanted to keep it so seasonal – it was a real joy.”Ms Cabot was initially invited by the office of Eugenie’s father, the Duke of York, to meet the couple and discuss their wedding cake in early July – after supplying decorated bespoke biscuits to one of Andrew’s Pitch@Palace events. Leo added that he has been chatting with friends about what colour dress the Queen will wear to her granddaughter’s wedding.He said: “I’m saying green because last time it was yellow but one of my friends is saying pink.”Leo said he found out just a few weeks after Meghan and Harry’s wedding that he would also be singing when Eugenie married, and has been practising hard with fellow his choristers during the intervening months.Leo joked: “My mum said she would be sitting in front of the TV waving her Union Jack for me.” Terry Hutt, 83, traveled five hours from western super mare, and is dressed head to toe in union flags, even his cane is covered in red white and blue, writes Coran Elliott in Windsor. He said: “I’ve been to all the royal weddings. I even met the queen mother when I was four years old, durring the Blitz.  I’ve come here to support Fergie’s daughter.”I think Fergie brought atmosphere and change to the royal family and I wish Eugenie and Jack a lifetime of happiness.”Naomi Kennedy, 29, works in publishing and Judith Cooperman 60, librarian have travelled from New York and Canada respectively.Ms Kennedy said: “The moment the date was posted I decided to go! I have loved Eugenie and Beatrice ever since I was a little girl- particularly because they are around my age. I’ve always identified with Eugenie we both studied English.”Ms Cooperman said: “I love the history of the royal family, they have really earned our respect. We have got up really early in past to watch the weddings so now we have chance to see it. We wish Eugenie and Jack health and happiness in their marriage.”Fellow Canadian Rose Reilly, 64, came over to the UK to visit friends in Chesham, but the courier driver decide to make the trip to Windsor so she wouldn’t miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity.She said: “I was visiting Chesham to see friends, so I decided to come down because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. “I can’t wait to go back home to post all my pictures on Facebook. My friends are not going to believe this! They are going to be so jealous.”It’s my birthday next month so this is going to be an early celebration. I’m so excited.” David Weeks 77, a retired railway worker said: “I’m a true royalist, I’ve travelled down from Hampshire to get here.”I came down for the Queens 90th and I think the royals are great for the country. I want the best for Eugenie and Jack and I wish them a happy marriage.”  10:45AMBridesmaids and pageboys arrive Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank exchange ringsCredit:Getty The wedding flowers in St George’s Chapel will reflect the “rich and vibrant tones of autumn”, Buckingham Palace has revealed.Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have chosen floral designer Rob Van Helden to decorate the historic venue.Foliage and flowering branches, sourced locally from Windsor Great Park – the site of the York family home – have been combined with roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, dahlias and berries.The designs will also include Liquid Amber trees, also known as American sweet gum trees, which turn brilliant yellow, orange and red before they shed.”The designs will reflect the rich and vibrant tones of autumn,” a palace spokeswoman said.Mr Van Helden said: “It has been the greatest privilege and honour to create the flowers for Princess Eugenie and Jack on their wedding day.”Her Royal Highness has been very involved from the start and has been instrumental in the autumnal theme.”The whole floral design team and I wish Princess Eugenie and Jack our heartfelt congratulations and we hope they have a magical wedding day.”One of London’s top florists, Mr Van Helden was born and grew up in Holland, and moved to the capital 31 years ago.He first started his floristry business from the back of his car. Prince Andrew used his father-of-the-bride speech to poke fun at his new son-in-law Jack Brooksbank. He mocked the groom with a joke about the family dog. Read about it here. 9:57AMPrince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy arrives They said it would not be a patch on Harry and Meghan’s nuptials but in the end love won the day at #Royal Wedding2.It may have garnered negative headlines in the build-up, but the chemistry and genuine affection between Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank appeared to capture hearts in Windsor.Even Fergie – once branded a royal outcast, was welcomed back into the Windsor fold for what turned out to be very much a family affair.And again it was the next generation of monarchy – complete with Their Royal Cutenesses Prince George and Princess Charlotte – who stole the show.With a smattering of stardust, the pomp and ceremony of quick carriage ride and a Bond style departure in an Aston Martin, the royals once again reminded us that when it comes to celebrating the quintessential Britishness of a regal occasion, nobody does it better. 8:16AMThe bridal party 6:00AMThe big day is upon us 2:10PMCamilla misses the wedding – to visit a school Cara Delevingne arrives in a pedal pusher trouser suit and a top hat.Comic and actor Stephen Fry wore a brightly coloured waistcoat with his morning  suit and was followed by socialite Tamara Beckwith. Guests who have arrived inside the chapel include comedian Jimmy Carr who fiddled with his cuff links as he surveyed the congregation from the side. Prince George, five, will be joined by fellow page boy Louis de Givenchy – the six year-old son of JP Morgan banking executive Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe. Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora will be among the team of pageboys and bridesmaids, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The other bridesmaids will be Peter and Autumn Phillips’ daughters Savannah and Isla, and Zara Tindall’s spirited four-year-old Mia, along with Maud Windsor, who is Eugenie’s goddaughter and the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and his actress wife Sophie Winkleman.Maud is sure to be guided by her classmate Prince George; the two are in the same class at St Thomas’ School in Battersea.The Queen’s youngest grandchildren, 14-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, and 10-year-old Viscount Severn, who are the children of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, will take on the role of Special Attendants. Smiling and wearing a tiara, she makes her way up the steps to her ceremony. Princess Eugenie is wearing the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, given to the late Queen Mother.The dress is by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, while her shoes were made by Charlotte OlympiaThe tie pins worn by the groom and best man were a gift from the Duchess of York, containing the white rose of York and the same type of pink gem that is in Princess Eugenie’s wedding ring Queen and Prince Philip arrive “She does have to take a deep breath before these occasions,” said the source. “She’s avoided major royal events in the past and it wasn’t easy for her to go to Harry and Meghan’s wedding.”The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to attend the wedding – in a much more relaxed capacity than their previous trip to Windsor, no doubt – before their 20-day trip abroad, which begins on October 16. On their itinerary is Sydney for the Invictus Games, Fiji and New Zealand.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also expected to attend; however Prince Louis, who was less than a month old by the time of Prince Harry’s wedding and was not present, is likely to be cared for by a nanny close by.Other royal relatives are likely to include The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester – all of whom are neighbours of the engaged couple at Kensington Palace. The Princess Royal, the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mark Tindall are also expected to be on the guest list.It is not yet confirmed whether any members of other royal families from around the world will attend the ceremony.Mr Brooksbank is the son of George Brooksbank, a 68 year-old chartered accountant and company director, and his wife Nicola, 64, both of whom are expected to play a central role in the wedding.  Dean of Windsor, David ConnerCredit:Steve Parsons/AFP Crowds gathered in Windsor for the royal weddingCredit:Getty  Cara Delevigne  Debbie Skelton-Bethell, 52, from Shropshire, said: “It would have been nice to have screens outside of the castle, there’s supposed to be speakers but I don’t think they’ll reach out here.”Ms Skelton-Bethell arrived at 8.30am this morning to catch a glimpse of the wedding procession.She added: “I’m most excited to see the bride in her dress!” The first guests have begun to arrive and the earliest trending colour is pink.Book editor Karoline Copping, wife of Jimmy Carr, looks super chic in a bird-printed shift dress Ellie Goulding, left, arrives for the weddingCredit:Getty The wedding cake Royal fans waiting to see the carriage procession have expressed their “frustration” that there are no screens outside streaming the ceremony.Well-wishers who have gathered on Windsor High Street to catch a glimpse of the couple are watching the ceremony on their mobile phones. According to Buckingham Palace, the carriage will journey through the grounds of Windsor Castle, enter the town at Castle Hill and proceed along Windsor High Street, then return to the castle grounds at Cambridge Gate. Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank will also invite members of the Windsor community, representatives from their favourite charities, residents of the castle and some Royal Household staff to stand in the grounds, along with children from the local schools which Princess Eugenie attended.  Princess Eugenie’s wedding day is here, with the Queen’s granddaughter preparing to tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in Windsor.In a television interview ahead of the wedding, Jack Brooksbank, a tequila brand ambassador, paid tribute to his future wife, calling her a “bright shining light”.Eugenie told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford from ITV’s This Morning show, which will be screening the ceremony live, that her “humble and generous” husband-to-be had the ability to “make everyone feel so special”.Last night, the Princess said the nerves were “definitely creeping up on us” , calling their romance “love at first sight”.Asked of her first impressions, in a bar in Switzerland, she said: “I thought, ‘what a silly hat!’ and I thought, ‘who’s that?’ and then you [Jack] came over and shook my hand and I was all butterflies and nervous.”Read the full story here. The DB10 Aston Martin that the royal newly-weds used to leave Windsor Castle was originally made for the James Bond movie Spectre. The couple are believed to be heading to the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, for their evening reception.Eugenie’s parents, Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York, and her sister,  Princess Beatrice, followed behind the couple in a Rolls-Royce.  Inside the afternoon reception, the centrepiece was without doubt the 400-egg autumnal cake. Designer Sophie Cabot said she was “honoured” to have been asked to make the royal wedding cake – which features enormous quantities of eggs, butter and flour.Ms Cabot began baking in earnest in Buckingham Palace’s kitchens on Wednesday for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s big day on Friday.The five-tier red velvet and chocolate cake will contain up to 400 eggs, at least 53 packs of unsalted butter, 15 kilograms of organic self raising flour, and 20 kilos of sugar.Ms Cabot, 33, said she felt “very honoured they have selected me”, and said about her first meeting with Eugenie and Jack in the summer, when she brought cake samples: “The couple were very relaxed, very comfortable. I got the feeling the cake was something they were very excited about.”It was a fun meeting as well because I don’t think it’s every day you have a meeting about cake and you get to try cake.” 7:17AMTimings for the royal wedding 10:30AMHarry and Meghan return to Windsor Here’s a look at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in numbers:1 – Maid of Honour – Eugenie’s older sister Princess Beatrice1 – Best man – Jack’s younger brother, Thomas Brooksbank1 – Former royal – Eugenie’s mother and the Duke of York’s ex-wife Sarah, Duchess of York1 – Km – Eugenie’s carriage procession route is around 1km (0.16 miles). Harry and Meghan’s full route was 3.3km (2.1 miles)2 – Days of celebrations – Festivities will continue at Eugenie’s family home on Saturday2 – Great grandchildren of the Queen who are not attending – babies Prince Louis and Lena Tindall3 – Hours of ITV coverage devoted to a special live screening of the ceremony2 – Pageboys – Prince George and Louis de Givenchy2 – Special Attendants – Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and Viscount Severn6 – Bridesmaids – Princess Charlotte, Savannah and Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall, Theodora Williams and Maud Windsor8 – Years bride and groom have been together9 – Eugenie’s position in line to the throne17 – The wedding will be the 17th royal wedding or blessing to take place in St George’s Chapel since 186328 – Eugenie’s age32 – Jack’s age400 – Eggs being used for the red velvet and chocolate wedding cake, plus 53 packs of unsalted butter, 33lb (15kg) of organic self-raising flour, and 44lb (20kg) of sugar.850 – Congregation in St George’s Chapel1,200 – Members of public invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle100,000 – Number who applied for the ticketed public ballot£400,000 – Cost of policing Zara and Mike Tindall’s wedding in Scotland in 2011£543,000 – Cost of policing the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Scotland.£2 million – Estimated cost of policing Eugenie’s weddingBetween £2 million and £4 million – Estimated cost of policing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding£6.3 million – Cost of policing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding£18 million – Cost of police operation for US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK “When I did his leaver’s interview, I said: ‘Are you going to university?’, and he said: ‘No, he wanted to get on with life and go into hospitality’.”I said: ‘That’s a tough industry’, but he went and became a barman at the Admiral Codrington in Chelsea – he rolled his sleeves up and he’s got on really well. He’s quite a similar character to the Duke of York.” read more

SUSI Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applications

first_imgSTUDENT GRANTS AWARDING body SUSI expects to award around 60,000 grants this year, following a total of 91,000 applications. Final decisions have been made on all completed applications received.52,000 grants have been awarded so far. Of these, 32,000 are first time applicants, with the remainder renewing their grants.Around 48,000 students are already receiving their payments, with the rest to be paid as soon as their colleges confirm that they are registered and attending their courses.In its latest progress report, the body has confirmed it’s reached the finalisation stage for grants two months faster than the last academic year.There was strong criticism of the body during its first year of operation, with a number of significant shortcomings identified. Extra staff were hired earlier this year, and the application process was streamlined, meaning students don’t have to complete as much documentation.The body is appealing for additional information and documents from around 11,000 students so that their applications can be moved forward.According to SUSI, once those documents are in, the students in question should have a decision on their grant within two weeks.It’s expected around 2,000 of that 11,000 won’t proceed with their application.Read: Susi: More staff, less bureaucracy, prioritised paymentsRelated: Student denied a grant by SUSI, despite being €7,600 below income thresholdlast_img read more

Cabinet approves contract for Security Guard Services

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, Febraury 3, 2017 – Cabinet has approved the procurement of private security guard services at health facilities in the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA).  The contract totalling $321.78 million was awarded to Marksman Limited for a period of three years.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the disclosure during a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on February 1.  Providing a breakdown, Senator Reid said $207 million is for St. Ann(Block A) and $114.76 million is for St. Mary and Portland.The NERHA was born out of the National Health Service Act in 1997 and the Government of Jamaica’s Health Reform Programme, which saw the decentralizing of health service delivery.   Under decentralisation, the management of the delivery of health services shifted from central government (Ministry of Health) to four semi-autonomous bodies – the Regional Health Authorities (RHAs).The RHAs have responsibility for the operation and management of health services within a defined geographic area. The NERHA comprises the parishes of St. Ann, St. Mary and Portland. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for youlast_img read more

Jackie Wells Engage all generations of a workforce in making informed pensions

first_imgThe world of pensions has seen enormous change over recent years. Thanks to auto-enrolment, millions more are now saving for their retirement in a workplace pension scheme. And following the radical pension reforms announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Budget 2014, savers now have more choice than ever before in how they access their defined contribution (DC) pension savings at retirement.Research conducted by the PLSA in October 2015 tells us that around a third found the process of making a decision about how to access their DC retirement savings harder than expected. Respondents almost unanimously (99%) agreed they should be ultimately responsible for making the final decision about what to do with their DC pension savings, but about three-fifths still wanted support and guidance, and just under a fifth would choose their scheme or provider to help them make a decision.A good-quality pension scheme can play an important part of both an organisation’s staff recruitment and retention strategy, and its transition management strategy. While auto-enrolment is doing a great job at nudging people into pension saving in the first place, employers can help communicate the options available at retirement to help complement the government’s guidance service, Pension Wise.Engaging employees in pensions from a young age can give them the best possible chance to achieve a decent income in retirement. Speaking to older employers about pensions can help them make informed decisions about what to do with their savings as they approach retirement.Jackie Wells is head of policy and research at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)last_img read more