Why Princess Eugenie Just Made a Surprise Visit to Westminster Abbey

Princess Eugenie is stepping out for a cause close to her heart.

The Queen’s granddaughter, 29, carried out an unexpected engagement on Thursday, heading to Westminster Abbey in London for an event focused on combatting human trafficking. Eugenie, who founded The Anti-Slavery Collective to help raise awareness about and fight modern slavery by supporting vulnerable women and children, was joined by US Ambassador-at-Large for Combating Trafficking in Persons, John Cotton Richmond.

Princess Eugenie was given a tour of Westminster Abbey, which was the location of Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s 2011 wedding. During the walkabout, they viewed a statue of William Wilberforce, a British politician who famously fought for the abolition of the slave trade in the late 1700s.

After speaking during the NEXUS Meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City last summer, the royal chose a quote from Wilberforce while reflecting about the event on Instagram: “You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

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For the occasion, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson wore a green floral dress by Alice & Olivia with long sleeves that reached her knees.

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In 2016, Eugenie privately visited a safe house for victims of sexual exploitation and used in slave labor.

“I’ve had the chance to see firsthand what the Salvation Army can do for victims of trafficking and modern slavery,” the royal said in a video for the organization. “This year I went to visit a safe house, and I was completely astonished by the work that they do and by the survivors who have come out of modern slavery.”

She added, “I think it’s everyone’s opportunity and duty to #askthequestion and to support this campaign in any way possible to try to effect change and create massive awareness for the cause.”


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Steph Curry has perfect response after trolls shade Ayesha’s dance moves

Don’t mess with Steph and Ayesha Curry.

On Wednesday, the Warriors superstar, 31, hit back at internet trolls for criticizing his wife’s dance moves featured in a now-viral video, which surfaced as the cookbook author celebrated the opening of her new eatery.

“Slow news day I see, huh? Just make sure y’all send me the videos of you dancing at your own restaurant opening,” Steph said in a video on his Instagram story. “We gonna keep Milly Rocking till that happens.”

Critics chastised Ayesha’s moves earlier this week after the mother of three mimicked a dance originated by rapper 2 Milly.

“She did #NOT,” one follower griped.

“Hell to the no,” another commenter tweeted.

“When do we get stop watching this lady? Curry look like he’s at church and ready to leave?” a follower posted.

While Ayesha, 30, appeared to be embarrassed by Steph’s video, jokingly stating, “I hate you,” she’s certainly getting the last laugh where her bottom line is concerned. On Friday, the fourth International Smoke restaurant will open its doors in Del Mar, California.

“Yesterday was a dream. We celebrated our 4th @internationalsmoke opening in Del Mar. I can’t thank the team enough. I have no words. This will never feel normal. I am so grateful. Thank you to my family and friends for coming to support me as well. We didn’t get pictures because we had wayyyy too much fun,” Ayesha gushed Wednesday on Instagram.

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Karl Shiels funeral – Stars turn out to bid farewell to Peaky Blinders actor aged 47

STARS turned out to say goodbye to tragic Peaky Blinders' star Karl Shiels in Dublin today.

The Dublin-born actor starred in Batman Begins and Peaky Blinders' among other internationally-acclaimed television shows and films.


It is believed the 47-year-old died in his sleep "repeatedly falling asleep during filming".

Sources speaking to the Mail Online said he died in his sleep after he was seen nodding off on the Irish soap Fair City during shoots.

The actor had also reportedly been seen on crutches and "in a lot of pain" shortly before his death.

Karl starred as Robbie Quinn, a shady wheeler-dealer, in the Irish soap Fair City.

His funeral mass was attended by a number of his friends including Pauline McGlynn who starred in Father Ted.

Co-stars from Fair City included Bryan Murray, Aisling O'Neill and Rebecca Grimes.

His family has requested that donations should be made to addiction treatment centre Hope House.

He is survived by his twin daughters and their mum Dearbhla, his partner Laura Honan, dad Henry, step-mum Irene, brother Jason, sisters Lisa and Lianne, stepbrother Just, aunt Nan, uncles John and Jimmy.







PROLIFIC CAREER

He starred as Ryan in the first series of Peaky Blinders in 2013.

During his illustrious career he worked on internationally-acclaimed television shows and films including Batman Begins, Veronica Guerin, Intermrission, The Clinic, and Capital Letters for which he was nominated for an IFTA for Best Actor in 2004.

Shiels also took on smaller roles in prominent films and TV shows.

He starred as Arkham Thug #3 in Batman Begins and as Packington’s killer in the 2009 series of The Tudors.

Ryan started out as an electrician but changed direction in the early 90s and studied at the Gaiety School of Acting.

He became a regular on hit RTE show Fair City in 2014 and went on to become one of the prominent characters.

‘REMARKABLE’

Tributes poured  for the “remarkable” actor who was “loved by all”.

Comedian and fellow Fair City actor who played Cathal Spillane, Eric Lalor said: “Absolutely stunned and heartbroken to hear of the death of Karl Shiels.

“A hugely gifted actor and a really great friend, I will miss him so much. Thinking of his gorgeous family, may he Rest In Peace.”

His agent Lisa Richard confirmed that Shiels had passed away on Monday.

She said in a statement: “Karl was a uniquely talented individual, simultaneously intense, lighthearted, funny, sharp witted, outspoken and intensely powerful as an actor, director and artistic director of the Theatre Upstairs – where he was such a support and mentor for young writers, actors and directors – and of his own company Semper Fi before that.

“Karl was a remarkable force in Irish theatre and hugely loved and respected by all who worked with him.

“Our hearts are broken but today our thoughts are with his partner Laura and his family, his children and their mother Dearbhla and his many close friends among whom we count ourselves lucky to have been for so many years.”

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Tom Holland sparks romance rumors with Olivia Bolton

TomDaya fans aren’t happy.

Despite Tom Holland definitively saying he and his “Spider-Man: Homecoming” co-star, Zendaya, aren’t dating, fans were shocked to see the 23-year-old actor step out with a mystery woman, who Page Six has identified as Olivia Bolton, at British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park this week. The pair put on a cozy display, which immediately sparked rumors that they’re a couple.

Holland and Bolton only fueled the rumors further with their matching all-black outfits and similar necklaces.

A rep for Holland didn’t return Page Six’s request for comment.

Holland, whose “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is in theaters, told Elle in June that he’s “definitely a relationship person.”

“I’m not the fleeting type at all; it’s not my way of life,” Holland said, noting he was single.

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2 Six Nations men charged in connection with stolen ATM investigation

Ontario Provincial Police have charged two people from Six Nations of the Grand River following an investigation into an ATM that was reportedly stolen last year.

Investigators allege the suspects broke into a store at a gas station on Front Road in Port Rowan on Dec. 3, 2018 and unsuccessfully tried to remove an ATM machine by hand.

According to police, the suspects then used a pickup truck to take the ATM, allegedly reversing the vehicle into the store and causing thousands of dollars in damage, before driving away with the ATM in tow.

Officers say they eventually found the ATM in a ditch.

The men, who are 35 and 39 years old, have been charged with breaking and entering and mischief over $5,000.

Both are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga at a later date.

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Fans vow to ‘never watch Loose Women again’ after ‘ignorant’ smoking row

Nadia Sawalha locked horns with Jane Moore and Carol McGiffin after they refused to acknowledge that smoking is an addiction.

Nadia, a smoker, explained that she doesn’t think she could ever give up cigarettes – despite admitting to temporarily quitting when she was pregnant.

Commenting on the fact she managed to curb the fags, Carol insisted that quitting is simply about will power and a case of mind over matter.

Infuriated, Nadia slammed her for being out of touch and insensitive.

She wasn’t the only person annoyed at the comments either.

Social media was soon awash with angry views offended by the what they called ‘lack of respect’ to smokers.

Taking to Twitter, one fan fumed: “I think it’s a bit disgraceful that I’ve just heard the term ‘mind over matter’ in reference to addiction.

“Some of your panellists clearly have no understanding or respect for addiction and it’s crippling effects.”

Another vented: “#LooseWomen addiction is real you unfeeling cows… Never watching again.”

“Saying that it’s simple to give up an addiction is so ignorant,” a third continued.

“Cigarettes are presented to influential young people no matter what up bringing you’ve had and once you’re in it’s almost impossible to get out of it alone.”

A fourth raged: “Oh shut the f*** up Jane and Carol.

“They don’t seem to grasp the ‘addiction’ part .. and this is coming from me a non smoker who has lost my mum to lung cancer.”

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Love Island fans convinced Joanna was secretly watching the show with Jack Fowler after he picked her up from the airport

Love Island fans are convinced that Joanna Chimonides was secretly watching the show with Jack Fowler last night after he picked her up from the airport.

Eagle-eyed viewers spotted the dumped Islander was sat in front of the same staircase that Jack was in a clip he posted a couple of days earlier.

While Jack wasn’t present in Joanna’s video, she appeared to be sitting on the same sofa in the same setting that he had previously.

Taking to Twitter to discuss their closeness, one person wrote:  “Joanna saying that she’s finding it hard to watch last nights episode..yet she’s sitting at Jack Fowler’s house #LoveIsland.”

Another added: "Pretty sure Joanna’s insta story was filmed in the same house jack fowler filmed the other day ????????"

While someone else remarked: “The jack fowler/Joanna saga grows… jacks story last night and Joanna’s tonight… is that the same staircase?? They’re deffo together gotta be #Loveisland ".


Earlier in the day the pair had sparked speculation they were more than just friends after she wrapped her legs around him when he came to meet her at the airport.

However a rep for the pair – because they share the same management – insisted they really are just old pals.

They told the Sun Online:  "Joanna and Jack grew up in East London and attended neighbouring schools. They first met when they were around 13 years of age.

"They had mutual friends and hung out a lot growing up.

"They have always been close friends and have supported one another in their journeys.

"Joanna was very grateful to Jack for surprising her at the airport.

"Joanna was introduced to Webbe Industries management company earlier this year by Jack and her brother."

Joanna was dumped from the Island in a cruel twist earlier this week which saw her fellow Islanders vote for to leave.

She and Michael were told they were not allowed to stay in the villa together and that one of them would have to go home.

Joanna joined the series just over two weeks ago and formed a romance with Michael while his partner at the time, Amber Gill, was in alternate villa Casa Amor.

It led to Michael dumping Amber, causing her heartbreak, but Michael has been adamant that he wanted to stay with Joanna.

He told everyone: "I feel like I came here and I found what I wanted and now she's leaving."

But he refused to leave the villa alongside her, leaving her branding him a “f***ing snake” in shock scenes.

Since Joanna has left Michael has finally admitted he does still have feelings for Amber – which Joanna admitted she has struggled to watch.


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Hollyoaks star reveals disaster ahead for Harry and James

It’s last chance saloon for Harry Thompson (Parry Glasspool) and James Nightingale (Gregory Finnegan) in Hollyoaks and Parry has warned #Jarry fans to be prepared for a split as he is not sure that the couple can weather this particular storm. With James having drugged Harry due to his paranoia over Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson), their relationship heads for the rocks.

Marnie (Lysette Anthony) begs James to fight for what makes him happy but it could well be too late. With Harry facing prison, a new baby on the scene and the trust in the relationship gone, Parry is keen to prepare fans of the relationship for a rough ride ahead.

He told Metro.co.uk: ‘They’ve been through a lot, I won’t lie. Can you go back from James drugging him twice? I think people in soap have come through stuff like that so it’s a possibility. But also, Harry has been warming again to Ste – whether he was just caught in the moment, we don’t know. Will he forgive James? It’s hard to tell really!

‘If they split, the Jarry fans won’t be happy but the Starry fans will be delighted I’m sure! It has to be for a good reason – if they split and it just happens, then they won’t be happy with that as it won’t make sense. I think it’s understandable what happens but fans might be annoyed that it’s come to this.’

Asked which ship he prefers, Parry laughed: ‘I can’t divulge, I feel I’d get attacked by one side or the other – it’s like the Montagues and the Capulets. They should all just come together and love Harry!’

Meanwhile, Harry makes a discovery that could finally see him get justice in relation to the crash he has been framed for.

Parry teased: ‘He’s got the ammo – he has been very savvy and recorded the conversation between Liam and Mercedes. He thinks this will save everything and stop him being arrested. It’s never simple with Hazza though – if you watch this show long enough, you should expect twists and turns!’

And heartbreak to boot!

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'Bullied and lonely' autistic boy, 17, 'killed himself by walking in front of train after filming goodbye video for family'

A "BULLIED" autistic boy killed himself by walking in front of a train after filming a goodbye video, an inquest heard today.

Joel Langford, 17, who was called a "weird" and a "loser" at school, is said to have recorded his five-minute farewell to his family on the morning of his death.


The Grade-A student from Marlow, South Bucks, was "exceedingly intelligent" and scored top grades in his GCSEs.

But he was left feeling lonely when his friends either moved schools or left for a different country, with bullies branding him "weird, loser and retard", his mum said.

The inquest into Joel's death comes just days after "bullied" schoolboy Sam Connor, 14, killed himself by lying in front of train at Chertsey Station in Surrey.

Speaking at the inquest in Beaconsfield, Bucks, Joel's mum Susan Langford described her son's condition as "worsening" after he started A-levels at Great Marlow School and began to worry about his future.

TRAGIC SCHOOLBOY

She said he was a "challenging" child and "has faced a lot of rejection in his life, namely at Costa which let him go after a trial shift."

Ms Langford said he was also rejected for "not multi-tasking" and had been forced out of a local explorer group for his behaviour.

However, on the day of his death he appeared "happy", his mum said.

"He had became obsessed about hygiene, unable to wear certain clothes if he felt they would get dirty," she said.

"Ironically, on the day of his death we thought that problem was over as he wore a jumper he had refused to wear before.

"However, we later found out that he had taken it off and left it on a nearby gate before the accident."

YOU'RE NOT ALONE

EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost – to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes. And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet, it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun has launched the You're Not Alone campaign. To remind anyone facing a tough time, grappling with mental illness or feeling like there's nowhere left to turn, that there is hope.

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, over the course of this week, we will tell you the stories of brave survivors, relatives left behind, heroic Good Samaritans – and share tips from mental health experts.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others. You're Not Alone.

For a list of support services available, please see the Where To Get Help box below.

'I LOOKED AWAY'

The coroner heard that on March 18 at 7.20am, the teenager recorded a five-minute video on his mobile phone explaining to his family his decision to take his life.

At around 8.25am that day, just as the school gates were opening, he rang the daughter of Dr Andrew Graves, a person who shared his love of art, saying that he did not want to continue living and he wanted her to live a happy life, the inquest heard.

Train driver Richard Woodley described how he had to "look away" as the boy ran across the tracks at around 9.10am and was struck at 40mph.

"I thought he was just running across the crossing as many people do, but I put on the emergency brake which cannot be undone until the train has completely stopped," he said.

"The boy looked up at me and waved, indicating to me to keep coming forward.

"I looked away as the train ran over the male. This was clearly an intentional act."

Jean-Pierre Choolhun from the British Transport Police, confirmed that the incident had happened near Marlow Rugby Club.

Recording a conclusion of suicide, senior coroner Crispin Butler Butler said: "The medical cause of death was a single trauma injury by train collision.

"Joel has explained that it was what he wanted to do and all the evidence corroborates that.

"He died instantly and there was never any life-saving opportunity. There is a significant amount of evidence that confirms Joel's intentions."


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Piers Morgan fat row model Tess Holliday hits the beach in Malibu

TESS Holliday has been snapped while enjoying a relaxing day out in sunny Malibu.

Plus-size model Tess was photographed as she frolicked in the sea in a black floral swimsuit with plunging neckline.




Showing off her tattoos, 34-year-old Tess looked happy as she soaked up the warm rays and splashed in the California surf.

The mum-of-two also posted a clip of herself on Instagram, which showed her drinking from a sports bottle and smiling at the camera.

Tess wrote alongside it: "Drinking frosé on the beach today. What about you? #effyourbeautystandards."

Born Ryann Maegen Hoven in Mississippi  Tess is an American model, blogger and make-up artist.


She now lives in Los Angeles and landed her first modelling job in 2011, while working as a dental receptionist.

Tess describes herself as a "body positive activist" and has previously told how she "embraces" the term 'plus-size'.

However, the star has found herself coming up against British TV presenter Piers Morgan in the past, who has an issue with her weight.

Last September, Good Morning Britain host Piers  called influencer Tess “mordidly obese” and accused her of endorsing an “unhealthy” look.


He also slammed Cosmopolitan for putting her on the front cover, saying: "There’s nothing remotely powerful or inspiring about a 5ft 3in person breaking the scales at 300lbs."

Taking to Instagram, Piers wrote: "As Britain battles an ever-worsening obesity crisis, this is the new cover of Cosmo.

"Apparently we’re supposed to view it as a ‘huge step forward for body positivity.’

"What a load of old baloney. This cover is just as dangerous & misguided as celebrating size zero models."

Tess, who is 5ft 5ins tall and weighs 20 stone (280lbs), later responded to the criticism aimed at her and Cosmo, posting on Twitter: "To everyone saying I’m a burden to the British health care system, I’m american so you don’t have to worry about my fat a**.

"Worry about what horrible people you are by whining about how me being on the cover of a glossy magazine impacts your small minded life."

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