(Windsor Castle, UK) – The eyes of the world watched on as the long-awaited royal wedding took place today.Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They exchanged vows at St. George’s Chapel. The 36-year-old Los Angeles-born actress wore a flowing white Givenchy gown. Thirty-three-year-old Prince Harry and his best man, his brother Prince William, donned their military uniforms. Markle was walked down the aisle by Harry’s father, Prince Charles, as her own father was unable to attend due to health issues.Her mother, however, was on hand for the big day. Harry could be seen wiping away tears as a special message was read during the ceremony by his late mother’s sister Lady Jane Fellowes.
After the ceremony, the couple rode through the streets of Windsor in a horse-drawn carriage as crowds cheered them on. The couple announced their engagement late last year and their wedding today, the second for Markle, makes her just the second American to marry into the British royal family. They will be living at Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace.
*England’s first Black Queen, Sophie Charlotte born, Princess Sophie Charlotte, was born on this date (May 19th) in 1744.
She was the eighth child of the Prince of Mirow, Germany, Charles Louis Frederick, and his wife, Elisabeth Albertina of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
Charlotte was married to King George III from 1761-1818.
Queen Elizabeth, Princes Philip and Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched on as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows.
Harry could be seen wiping away tears as a special message was read by his late mother’s sister, Lady Jane Fellowes. The Reverend Michael Curry of Chicago delivered a powerful sermon as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows at St. George’s Chapel.
Markle’s veil featured hand-embroidered flowers from all 53 counties that make up the Commonwealth. She also wore a tiara, reportedly picked from Queen Elizabeth’s jewelry vault.
(Vogue) – Serena Williams tells Vogue that she dealt with a medical scare right after the birth of her daughter. In a story in the magazine’s February issue and posted Wednesday on Vogue.com , Williams discusses developing several small blood clots in her lungs while in the hospital after Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born in September.According to the article, the tennis superstar ”spent the first six weeks of motherhood unable to get out of bed.” When Williams originally announced her baby’s arrival, via social media postings in September, she said in a video, ”We had a lot of complications, but look what we’ve got.”
Days after winning Wimbledon in 2010, Williams cut both feet on broken glass while leaving a restaurant, leading to two operations on her right foot. Then she got clots in her lungs and needed to inject herself with a blood thinner. Those shots led to a pool of blood gathering under her stomach’s skin, requiring another hospital procedure. In all, she was off the tour for about 10 months at the time, returning in 2011.The 36-year-old Williams, who is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has not competed since winning her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open in January 2017. Williams is skipping this year’s Australian Open, which begins next week.
Williams said in the Vogue story that she has her sights on getting to 25 major titles, which would break the all-time record of 24 held by Margaret Court.
(SL) – According to document, Richard Williams has filed for a protective order against his estranged wife after a bitter split five months ago.
Richard Williams accuses Lakeisha Williams to whom he was married to for seven years of cyber stalking and stalking violence. His son Chavoita Lesane filed the same claim. Lakeisha and Richard share one child together; a five year old little boy who reportedly is in Richard’s exclusive care.
At the time of their split, Richard claimed she transferred the deed of one of his homes to herself without his permission and then took out a $152,000-mortgage on it after, again, imitating his writing.
He also claims, she also transferred the titles of multiple cars to herself, took money out of their joint bank accounts and accounts he owned alone, and took some of his social security payments.
Williams alleges his wife is an alcoholic who stole his guns. But in documents filed in June, Lakeisha claimed she took his AK-47 after his behavior became hostile and erratic.
In reference to the protective order, a judge has denied both Richard and Chavoita’s petitions due to a lack of evidence.
(SL) – It was a who’s who at Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s nuptials in New Orleans. And there was no way Beyonce was going to miss her girl’s wedding.
A Beauty and the Beast theme, the Grammy award winning singer seemed to let her hair interpret the script.
Outside of the lengthy extensions, her curves were hugging the hell out of her Alexander Vauthier dress. Priced at $1530 dollars, the forest green-wrapped asymmetric dress was sexy even before we got to the thigh high split.
Beyonce was spotted sitting with bestie Kelly Rowland and her husband.
(SL) -Beyonce and other Celebs as well as her family and daughter were on hand to watch the tennis champ marry Alexis. Looks like true love…wishing the best to them!
The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans in a Beauty and the Beast-themed bash.
In an exclusive interview, Serena told Vogue Magazine, “Alexis really wanted to do New Orleans. It’s his favorite city besides Brooklyn. It’s got a heavy European influence. It’s fun and has amazing food. He just loves the vibe.”
It comes after Alexis planned a romantic proposal. Serena came home one day to find her bags already packed and had absolutely no idea where she was going until she got on the flight.
She tells Vogue, “Alexis flew me out to Rome, back to the exact table where we’d met. We were both really nervous but also excited to take this huge step. It was such a beautiful moment.”
The bride wore Alexander McQueen. The bridesmaids and Alexis Jr. were gorgeous in Galia Lahav dresses.
(SL) – Cute! Beyonce is turns 36 today and those close to the super star are helping her celebrate. Former first lady Michelle Obama, Blue Ivy, Serena Williams, Tina Knowles, Michelle and Kelly all paid tribute to the mother-of-three by getting in formation and paying homage to the singer by recreating one of her iconic looks from the video.
Photo: Daily Mail
Television station WPBF (West Palm Beach, Florida) reported that the baby was born at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
“I’m so thrilled for her, what a role model she’s going to be for that daughter,” ESPN commentator Chris Evert said during Friday’s afternoon broadcast of the US Open. “I told Serena this: It’s a love you’ve never felt before, and I know she’s probably experiencing that right now.”
ESPN reports, When asked whether Serena’s daughter had a two-handed backhand and enough depth on her forehand, Venus cracked.
“Oh, my gosh,” Venus said, smiling. “That’s hilarious.”Serena revealed in April that she was pregnant, posting a selfie on Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks” and later confirming that she and fiancé Alexis Ohanian were expecting their first child.
She learned she was pregnant just days before the Australian Open began. For her 23rd Grand Slam singles title, Serena beat big sister Venus in the final.
In true Serena fashion, she has been adamant she’ll return to the tour after having the baby. Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, said in an interview recently that the plan, barring any complications, is for Williams to start training in November.
“The goal is to be ready for the Australian Open and then we’ll see,” Mouratoglou said of Williams’ desire to defend her title. “If she’s ready, she’ll compete. If not, we’ll delay the comeback. I don’t think she should compete if she’s not really ready.”
(SL) – She’s believed to have met him a year ago and video shows her having dinner with Alexis that infamous night a man snatched her phone off the table in a restaurant in Rome and ran out with it. Serena chased him down. The man gave the phone back, but when the story came out no one knew who the ‘friend’ was that she was dining with. Now we know. It’s Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian who credits the Tennis hottie for making him the happiest man in the world.
Ohanian showed just how amazing he thinks the tennis champ is by taking whisking Serena back to Rome (where they first met) for a romantic trip and proposing to her.
Williams, 35, shared the news on Reddit by posting a poem, writing: ‘At the same table we first met by chance / This time he made it not by chance / But by choice / Down on one knee / He said 4 words / And I said yes.’ Someone had a bag packed for me / And a carriage awaited / Destination: Rome / To escort me to my very own “charming” / Back to where our stars first collided,’ wrote Williams.
Ohanian, 33, later posted Williams’ poem to his Facebook account, writing: ‘She said yes.’He also commented on her poem on Reddit, writing: ‘And you made me the happiest man on the planet.’
A Look At Rena’s Past Loves
The Daily Mail reports, prior to Ohanian, Williams was linked to a number of A-list stars from the worlds of film, music and sports. Her first high-profile relationship came in 2002 with reports that she was dating football star Keyshawn Johnson, who was a decade her senior.
Johnson, who was the first pick in the 1996 draft, was playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the time and had just split with his first wife.
The relationship was never confirmed, but if true the two certainly had a positive impact on one another, with Serena winning four straight Grand Slams for the first time in her career between 2002 and 2003 and Johnson leading the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory.
In 2004, Williams began dating director Brett Ratner, a relationship that would last for two years. Ratner, who was 12 years older than Williams at the time, was at the peak of his career at the time thanks to the success of the first two Rush Hour films.
He directed the biggest film of his career during that time, X-Men: The Last Stand, which grossed close to $500million worldwide.