Manchester Arena Bombing Survivor Thrilled With David Beckham Selfie during Royal Wedding

The 12-year-old survivor of the Manchester Arena Bombing Attack which claimed the lives of 22-people was chuffed on getting a selfie with the former English footballer.

A 12-year-old survivor of the Manchester Arena Bombing Attack – who was invited to attend the Royal Wedding – claims that getting a selfie with David Beckham was the ‘’best bit’’ for her about the whole day.

Amelia Mae Thompson was chuffed to see a beaming David Beckham stop behind his wife to have a selfie with her. That moment was caught live on television and the ecstatic reaction of the 12-year-old made her an instant Internet sensation.

After taking the selfie, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, and LA Galaxy legend hugged Amelia to make her day.

Later, when she got in front of the ITV News cameras, Amelia was asked about the ‘’best bit’’ of her day, to which she replied: “Getting a selfie with David Beckham and seeing the horse and carriage go past.”

Other items on her list included seeing Prince Harry with his brother Prince William and Meghan’s bridesmaids.

Amelia was one of the survivors of the deadly Manchester Arena terror attack which took place on May 22 last year and claimed the lives of 22 people.

Her visit to the concert was supposed to be a treat for Amelia following a few difficult years in her life where Amelia saw the death of her uncle and her father suffering two heart attacks.

She is currently undergoing speech therapy and counseling sessions after damaging her vocal chords from screaming in utter terror during the attack, as per the Manchester Evening News.

When Amelia was invited to the Royal Wedding, she was allowed to bring as her guest one of her family members. Instead, she made the kind gesture of bringing the grandmother of one of the victims of the terror attack with her.

Sarah Goodman, the lady who Amelia invited as her guest to the Royal Wedding, lost her granddaughter in the blast. Amelia says she decided to invite her in an effort to ‘’put a smile on her face’’.

29 Million Americans Watched Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding

Despite the fact that the Royal Wedding took place in the early hours of Saturday morning, it still didn’t deter 29.2 million Americans from turning in to watch the live ceremony.

Americans love a Royal Wedding.

This fact was proved last Saturday morning as more than 29 million Americans tuned in to watch the Royal Nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In comparison, the audience number was at 23 million when Prince William wed Kate Middleton wed back in 2011.

In addition to leaving his elder brother behind in absolute numbers, Prince Harry took the lead over Prince Willian in household numbers as well. His wedding attracted 23.7 million households in America – compared to the 18.6 million which were attracted to William and Kate’s wedding in 2011.

The Royal Wedding not only dominated American television networks but it also ruled the roost on social media. Around 6.9 million interactions were carried out on Facebook and Twitter about the incoming Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Of the major networks that were broadcasting the wedding live in the US, the NBC owned ABC and CBS drew an audience of 17.6 million between 6 AM and 9 AM EST. The Comcast-owned network, meanwhile, finished second with 6.4 million viewers, with Disney-owned networks finishing third with an audience of 6.34 million viewers.

As for the cable networks, Fox News was a clear winner as 2.036 million people tuned in to the Rupert Murdoch-owned network to watch the Royal nuptials.

Prince Harry and American-born former Hollywood actress Meghan Markle tied the knot in a ceremony at the Windsor Castle, where more than 100,000 people lined the streets to greet them.

The guest celebrities that were invited to the Royal Wedding included David and Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, Idris Elba, Serena Williams, James Corden, and Markle’s co-stars from ‘’Suits’’.

The wedding also included a ‘’power of love’’ sermon from Bishop Michael Curry and a dazzling ‘’Stand By Me’’ performance by Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir.

The couple won’t be taking off for a honeymoon yet, as they are going to attend a charity garden party by Prince Charles, heir to the throne, on Tuesday evening at the Buckingham Palace.

TV Goes Bananas For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding

Previous instances of Royal Wedding proves that America loves it and now that the bride is an American, the American media has gone into a never-seen-before frenzy.

America is always infatuated with a Royal Wedding.

And now that it involves an American actress, major networks have gone into overdrive to create huge marketing and programming opportunities for the American media.

So overhyped is the Royal Wedding that ‘’Today”, a morning television which is on-air on NBC since 1952, has announced it will be showing nothing but the Royal Wedding all week.

‘’Today’’ is not the only show which aims to cash-in on the popularity of the Royal Wedding among the American public. Nearly all major news channels, as well as newspapers, are sending their best anchors to the Windsor Castle in an effort to capture the tradition that will be on display on May 19th.

As for lifestyle and entertainment networks, they have recorded specials such as ‘’A Royal Romance’’ and ‘’An American princess’’ to lure the audiences to their television screens. Like their news-showing counterparts, these networks will also be showing live coverage of the big day on Saturday.

While the nationality of Meghan has also played its part to increase the appeal of the already over-hyped Royal Wedding, it’s her background which has made the wedding a bonanza for the American media. For, Meghan is a biracial, divorced woman whose wedding with Prince Harry simply would not have been possible a few decades ago.

Therefore, the welcome which the Royal family has given to her by giving the man who is sixth in line to the throne is a bellwether sign of how the modern-day monarchy has evolved. And for the American public which has grown fed-up of almost daily scandals coming out of Washington, the Royal Wedding serves as a brilliant distraction.

In addition to NBC, TLC is also banking on the Royal Wedding to set straight its audience numbers. It will be airing three hours of documentaries on Friday Night – “Secrets of the Royal Wedding,” “Meghan Markle: A Royal Love Story,” and “Prince Harry: Wild No More.”

Then, after capturing the main event live on Saturday from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET, it will be airing a recap special late Saturday night with a panel of style and wedding experts invited from its other shows.

Still, while networks have been planning for months on how to cover the wedding, a certain amount of unpredictability which always surrounds a live event is related to the Royal Wedding as well. That unpredictability, in turn, might increase the appeal of the occasion for the viewers.

How much will Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding Cost?

In retrospect, the Royal Wedding would cost more than the annual budget of World Anti-Doping Agency, which has a $32 million budget for 2018.

The world is waiting for the Royal Wedding, and it seems the Royals have left no stone unturned – and no penny unspent – in their mission to make the Royal Wedding as grand as possible.

Wedding planning company Bridebook, after calculating the money that would be spent on food, entertainment, bride’s dress, and flowers, have estimated that the Royal Wedding would cost the British exchequer a staggering £32million.

If that wasn’t enough to antagonize the British taxpayer, here’s another fact. Bridebook has also estimated that if their estimate proves to be true, the Royal Wedding would earn a place on the list of top ten most expensive weddings ever, replacing Kate and William’s wedding which cost £20million.

With nearly a million pounds to be spent on Meghan’s dress, food, drinks, and the flowers – experts say the bulk of the money will be spent on the security of guests which will attend the wedding. That, despite the fact that Kensington Palace hasn’t invited any Head of State to the wedding.

Other areas where the money will be spent includes the Windsor Castle, as it will be locked down for the whole day with a heavy contingent of police put in place. Some money, however, will also be spent to control the crowd and to place restrictions on restaurants and shops.

The security measures that will be put in place to ensure the safety of guests include undercover military tech, undercover police, snipers, and counter-drone systems. Bridebook estimates that it is these extra security measures which might take the cost north of £30million.

In case you are wondering, the security bill of Harry and Meghan’s wedding will be more than that of Kate and William’s. That is, because, the terrorist level which exists today wasn’t the same during the last Royal Wedding.

Cost Breakdown – Bridebook Estimate

20 Silver-plated trumpets which will announce the event will cost £90,000.

Lemon Elderflower Cake that would be brought in from Violet Bakery in East London, to cost £50,000.

Flowers that will decorate the Windsor Castle’s St George Chapel and St George’s Great Hall will cost £110,000.

Glass marquee that will greet the guests on evening reception, to cost £300,000.

Security measures to cost £30million.

Meghan’s dress will cost between £300,000 and £400,000.

Sausage Rolls for 2,640 public invitees to the Royal Wedding to cost £26,000

Meghan Markle’s Brother asks Prince Harry to Call off the Royal Wedding

The strange ‘’request’’ from Meghan Markle’s Brother – which has popped up just a fortnight before the Royal Wedding – has come in the form of an open letter to Prince Harry.

In an extremely strange turn of events, Meghan Markle’s stepbrother has written an open letter to Prince Harry asking him to call off the Royal Wedding.

Thomas Markle Jr., the estranged step-brother of Meghan Markle, has told Prince Harry that ‘’it’s not too late’’ to call off the engagement. This letter has come just a fortnight before the May 19th Royal Wedding.

In the letter – which Thomas Markle has addressed directly to Prince Harry – Meghan Markle has been called as a ‘’ “jaded, shallow, conceited woman’’. It further warns Prince Harry that Meghan Markle ‘’will make a joke of you the royal family heritage”.

Published by In Touch magazine, the letter also says: ‘’ “As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history.’’

“Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you. I’m confused why you don’t see the real Meghan that the whole world now sees.’’

If that wasn’t enough to sully the reputation of his sister, Thomas then goes on to launch a scathing attack on the upcoming member of the Royal Family by calling her a ‘’below C average Hollywood actress’’ who is merely attempting to ‘’act the part of a princess’’.

In the handwritten letter, Thomas Markle blames his sister and their father for financially jeopardizing him. He alleges that it was him who funded Markle’s dream of becoming an actress and that his decision to fund her dream has caused Thomas to struggle ‘’to this day’’.

He continued: ‘’ “What kind of person starts out by using her own father until he’s bankrupt, then forgets about him in Mexico leaving him broke, over mostly all her debts, And when it’s time to pay him back she forgets her own father like she never knew him.’’

The letter concludes with a somber tone: ‘’ “Meghan is still my sister. She is family. So whatever happens is up to her, whether she wants to forget knowing me or the rest of her family, family comes first.’’

It is not the first time that Mr. Markle has hit out at her half-sister. He slammed Ms. Markle a few months ago as well for having ‘’forgotten her roots’’ and forgetting his family. The half-siblings haven’t seen each other since 2011 when they met at the funeral of their grandmother, Doris.

Royal Wedding: Trump, Obama, and Theresa May Not Invited

The Royal Family has decided to keep the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a low key affair, hence the reason why no political leader is invited.

In a decision that might not sit well with politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t consist of any political leaders whatsoever.

That is, whether you are British Prime Minister Theresa May or leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn – or whether you sit in the Oval Office like Donald Trump, the Queen and her family won’t be looking forward to your presence on the wedding day.

Official sources indicate that two major factors contributed to this decision of not inviting any political leaders to the Royal Wedding. First was the decision of the Royal family to invite those people which have done work for the community.

The second reason is the position of Prince Harry in the family. For, he is only fifth in line to the throne, which means the family decided that it was better to keep the whole NO GO area for the political leaders.

While politicians would obviously be unhappy over the absence of an invitation card, there is one family – that of the Obamas – which was invited and which chose not to come. That is despite the fact that Barrack Obama is a close friend of the Prince.

Who has been invited?

While the media would surely feel the absence of political leaders, the fact that 1,200 persons are still invited to the Windsor Castle’s grounds on 19 May means the guest list is anything but small.

And among the guests will be a 12-year-old Amelia Thompson who damaged her vocal cords in addition to injuring herself in the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017.

Also invited is Reuben Litherland, a 14-year-old boy from Derby who has received praise in the wake of his brilliant work for the deaf community.

Another notable invitee is Pamela Anomneze, mother of three, from North London. She received the invitation in the honor of her work which includes helping mentally ill people through art and crafts. She has said that she will take her son, Jude, as her plus one.

Source Claims Prince Harry Had to “Up His Game’’ After Meeting Meghan Markle

Even the Princes have to work a lot to try to impress their girl.

The next time you think your girlfriend is giving you a hard time, don’t lose heart. After all, even the Princes of this world had to ‘’up their game’’ to impress their ladies.

This much has been revealed by Katie Nicholl, the Royal expert who wrote a book on Prince Harry titled ‘’Harry: Life, Loss, and Love’’.

Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight that Prince Harry told her about the first time he met with Meghan Markle.

She claims that when he first walked into the room where Meghan was already sitting, Harry said he knew had to ‘’up his game’’ to match her.

Nicholl further states that while the beauty of the glamorous actress was one reason why Harry fell in love with her, she feels it was a superficial initial connection which fortified their relationship.

So much so, that after the first couple of dates, Nicholl was told that Harry believed that he had met someone ‘’very, very special’’.

Judging from the words of Nicholl, it seems we’re are not the only ones who are having a crush on Meghan Markel. For, she has the charm which could even make the royalty weak in their knees.

And while we don’t know what is it that Harry did to ‘’up his game’’, it must have been perfect considering the that he is going to marry Meghan in two months’ time.

What’s more, while the pair has revealed the first time they met, they have refused to share the details of the meeting. What they have revealed is the fact they knew very little about the other before their first date.

As for Nicholl, she claims that while many persons could be credited for the relationship of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, one London socialite deserves a special mention.

Violet von Westenholz, an old friend of Harry, had just become friends with Meghan when he gave him her number, claims Nicholl.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry on May 19, this year.