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Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle had 'row' over young bridesmaids' tights ahead of royal wedding
The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex had a “row” over whether the young bridesmaids at the royal wedding should wear tights, it has been claimed, as Tatler magazine publishes a profile of “Catherine the Great”. The society magazine, which claims to have spoken to numerous friends of the Duchess of Cambridge, has described an “incident” ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in which the Duchess of Cambridge is said to have been left in tears. "Then there was an incident at the wedding rehearsal,” a source named only as a ‘friend’ told the magazine. “It was a hot day and apparently there was a row over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights or not. “Kate, following protocol, felt that they should. Meghan didn't want them to.” Photographs from the 2018 Sussex wedding, (below, top) appear to show the bridesmaids with bare legs, while those from the Cambridge wedding in 2011 (below, bottom) show even the youngest members of the party wearing tights.
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UK coronavirus LIVE: Boris Johnson's approval ratings plunge as Prime Minister continues to back Dominic Cummings
Boris Johnson's approval ratings have dropped dramatically amid his continued support for chief aide Dominic Cummings over an alleged breach of coronavirus restrictions.According to pollsters Savanta Comres' daily tracker, the Prime Minister's ratings have nosedived from 19 per cent to -1 per cent following the controversy, which saw Mr Cummings refuse to apologise over his 260-mile journey to Durham during lockdown. It came as Downing Street reiterated its support for Mr Cummings, saying he acted "reasonably, legally and with integrity".
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Now, some 250,000 registered migrant laborers in Lebanon — maids, garbage collectors, farm hands and construction workers — are growing more desperate as a crippling economic and financial crisis sets in, coupled with coronavirus restrictions. Lebanon’s unprecedented foreign currency crisis means that many migrants have not been paid for months or that the value of salaries is down by more than half. Others have lost their jobs after employers dumped them on the streets or outside their embassies.
Good Morning Britain revealed that Dr Hilary Jones has been replaced by Dr Mark Porter while the show's resident medical advisor was taking a week-long break with co-stars Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. The breakfast series tweeted an introduction to Mark, who is an NHS GP, on Twitter, writing: "While @DrHilaryJones is away, @drmarkporter is here to answer your coronavirus questions." Loading the player...WATCH: Dr Mark Porter will be filling in on GMBDuring his appearance on the show, Mark chatted to viewers who had questions about lockdown, including whether they can socially distance in a family member's garden, and when a person at high risk of contracting COVID-19 might be able to go back to work. Fans were enjoying Dr Mark's appearance via FaceTime on the show, with one writing: "Thank you @drmarkporter for answering question on @GMB to the best of current knowledge about those who are shielding. I’m 14yrs post-transplant & feel like we have been forgotten." Another added: "Nicely done!" READ: Piers Morgan stuns fans with rare photo of his incredibly youthful dadDr Mark was on hand on Tuesday's episodePiers previously opened up about taking a half-term holiday, saying: "We're going to have half term off next week, even though of course there is no half term, but also it's been a long-haul hasn't it? [...] It's weird to have half term off when there's no half term. We're sort of having half term off from this [situation]. Everyone needs a bit of time out to think about all of this." He also joked that he might not be able to return to the studio, adding: "Today could be our last day. You never know do you, these days?" Susanna was quick to remind Piers of their fortunate situation as he pointed out that they would be spending their break in lockdown, stating: "Well, I'm sorry but people will play the world's smallest violin." READ: Ben Shephard worked below minimum wage job ahead of television career