Prince Harry and Meghan Markle name the date for when they will wed

Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle. Prince Harry’s fiancee is set to join Britain’s royal family for Christmas. Kensington Palace says Meghan Markle will join Queen Elizabeth II and other senior royals at Sandringham, a sprawling estate in Norfolk, 110 miles (175 kilometers) north of London, it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP/Frank Augstein, File)
Updated 15 December 2017
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle name the date for when they will wed

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle near London, Kensington Palace said on Friday.
“His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May, 2018,” the couple’s official residence said in a statement.
Royal officials last month announced 33-year-old Harry’s engagement to the 36-year-old divorcee, who is best known for her starring role as a lawyer in the hit television show “Suits.”
Markle is planning to get baptised in the Church of England ahead of her marriage and will apply for British citizenship, as well as giving up her international charity campaigning.
The couple are living in Harry’s cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace with Markle’s beagle Guy.
St. George’s Chapel is where Harry was baptised and has been the scene of numerous royal marriages, particularly in the 19th century.
Hundreds of people greeted the couple on their first royal visit earlier this month in the city of Nottingham in central England.
Markle will also spend Christmas with the British royal family at Queen Elizabeth II’s private Sandringham estate in eastern England.
She is the first fiancee invited to Christmas by the royals.


ISS astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space

Updated 21 July 2018
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ISS astronaut drops in on Kraftwerk gig, plays duet from space

  • Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst “dropping in” for a live performance
  • Using a tablet computer with a virtual synthesizer, Gerst played a duet of Kraftwerk’s 1978 song “Spacelab”

BERLIN: Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart.
Video posted Saturday by the European Space Agency shows German astronaut Alexander Gerst “dropping in” for a live performance from the International Space Station.
Using a tablet computer with a virtual synthesizer, Gerst played a duet of Kraftwerk’s 1978 song “Spacelab” with the band Friday night to cheers from the audience.

He’s not the first space musician. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and played a duet with the Barenaked Ladies while 400 kilometers (250 miles) above the Earth in 2013.
American astronaut Ron McNair planned to play saxophone from orbit with Jean Michel Jarre in 1986 but died in the Challenger tragedy.