Weekly Roundup – Princess Eugenie’s wedding and scandal on Strictly

Royal Wedding

Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in May this year.

28-year-old Princess Eugenie wore a low back dress to show her scar from surgery she had when she was 12 to correct scoliosis, saying: “I wanted my wedding dress to show my scar.” Other than the dress, Princess Eugenie wore a tiara loaned to her by the queen; the Grenville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, which was made by Boucheron in 1919.

850 guests were at the wedding on Friday 12th October, including celebrities such as Kate Moss and Robbie Williams.

Republican campaigners say taxpayers face an estimated security bill of £2 million. Nevertheless, the families of the bride and groom paid for the private aspects of the wedding.

 

Storm Callum hits UK after heatwave

After Wednesday’s temperature of up to 24 degrees in the UK, Storm Callum has swept in bringing 70 mph of winds and persistent rain.

An amber warning is in place for much of Wales and hit 72 mph, and a yellow warning had been issued for South West England, North East England, North West England, South West Scotland, Lothian Borders, Wales and Yorkshire and Humber.

Around 500 homes in Northern Ireland have no electricity or power.

An area of Exmouth seafront, which is set to be protected by a £12m tidal defence scheme, has flooded. Police have warned people to stay away from the coastline.

 

Banksy-ed by self-destructing painting

Banksy’s painting that sold for £1 million before getting shredded becomes known as one of the art world’s greatest pranks.

Usually, a buyer wouldn’t be expected to go through with the purchase if a work is damaged while in the care of an auction house. However, it’s now thought to be worth even more than the original selling price.

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge” – Picasso

Banksy released a video showing how he built a shredder into the painting secretly, hence why the auction house didn’t anticipate the painting destructing itself after its sale.

Following the shredding, Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s senior director, said: “It appears we just got Banksy-ed.”

Second Salisbury suspect identified

Second suspect in Salisbury poisoning case was identified as a Russian military doctor.

Using a scanned copy of his passport alongside testimonies from people the suspect knew, the suspect was identified as Alexander Mishkin. Both his real passport and the false passport he travelled to the UK on in the name of Alexander Petrov carried the same date of birth.

Unlike the first suspect to be names, Anatoly Chepiga has a less sparse digital footprint, hence why investigators at the Bellingcat website took longer to identify the second suspect as Mishkin.

Strictly Come Dancing Star cheats on girlfriend

“I’m no victim” says Seann Walsh’s ex girlfriend.

Although yet to officially react to the broadcast of Walsh’s apology, if her likes on Twitter are anything to go by, it still seems like she’s waiting for him to actually say sorry. She liked one tweet that said: “You should stop @BBCStrictly out of respect and apologise to @Beckshumps, neither of you have apologised to her.”

Seann Walsh claims, “I’m not the person I’m being portrayed as.”

Viewers tweeted a range of reactions to Seann Walsh and Katya Jones’s apology on It Takes Two.

Some viewers on Twitter felt sorry for Walsh, with one tweeting to keep the pair in the competition and “keep it about the dancing”.

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