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Hurricane Florence: Couple Forced to Postpone Wedding Treated to Special 'Dry Run' Ceremony

Hurricane Florence: Couple Forced to Postpone Wedding Treated to Special 'Dry Run' CeremonyInside Edition's Steven Fabian was happy to step into the officiant role.



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Cokie Roberts: At McCain ceremony, 'we were aware of the person who wasn't there'

Cokie Roberts: At McCain ceremony, 'we were aware of the person who wasn't there'Chris Christie, Cokie Roberts and Cecilia Vega join Martha Raddatz to discuss the political impact of late Sen. John McCain's funeral at the National Cathedral Saturday.



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Young Boy Found at a New Mexico Compound Died in a Ritual Ceremony, Prosecutors Say

Young Boy Found at a New Mexico Compound Died in a Ritual Ceremony, Prosecutors SayRelatives of the boy believed he would "return as Jesus" to guide their future attacks against financial and government targets, prosecutors alleged



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Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony, prosecutors say

Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony, prosecutors sayAuthorities found the remains at a ramshackle compound north of Taos where 11 other children were found alive but malnourished in a raid on the site 10 days ago. The prosecutor said during a court hearing for five adults arrested on charges of abusing the 11 children that they had been trained to use weapons and defend the compound in the event of an FBI raid. The adults, including three women who police said were the mothers of the 11 children, were charged with 11 counts of felony child abuse.



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Trooping the Colour: Former Chief of Defence staff Lord Guthrie falls from horse during ceremony

Trooping the Colour: Former Chief of Defence staff Lord Guthrie falls from horse during ceremonyField Marshal Lord Guthrie, the former Chief of the General Staff, was injured after falling from his horse during Trooping the Colour on Saturday. Lord Guthrie, 79, was treated on The Mall by paramedics after appearing to collapse and slip from his steed. He was taken to hospital, where aides said he was "being well looked after". Lord Guthrie, who was taking part as Colonel of the Life Guards, was Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army, from 1994 to 1997, and Chief of the Defence Staff from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. The incident took place close the Victoria Memorial, at the top of the Mall, in front of dozens of people waiting to watch the fly past and appearance of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Trooping the colour: Royal birthday celebrations, in pictures Pictures show Lord Guthrie on the ground, as officers rushed to his aid while another officer leads his horse away. Emily Dance, 22, said: "We were standing further up the mall and we saw the guy on his horse, and his posture was just sloped, he was lent back at a 45 degree angle. We spotted him way off. He looked like he was going to faint. Police officers at the scene Credit: PA Wire "Once the Queen had gone past we then followed her up the Mall, and we got closer and heard from people near us that he was shaking, and people were propping him up, next to him. "He was behind the Queen, and just in front of the monument he fell off, and there were loads of paramedics and they put a screen up as well. Then we thought, something bad is really happening. " Will Berry, 22, added:  "There were a pair of policemen next to him, within that crowd, keeping their eye on him all the time." John Nichol, the former Iraq prisoner of war turned author, said: "Really hope all is OK – a nicer General Officer you could not hope to meet. Wishing you well Sir." Police came swiftly to Lord Guthrie's aid Credit: PA Wire During Lord Guthrie's military career he saw service with the Welsh Guards and the SAS and was closely involved in military operations in Northern Ireland. Police stand by as Lord Guthrie receives medical attention Credit: PA Wire He advised the Government on the conduct of the Kosovo War and also cautioned against a British invasion of Zimbabwe to remove the then-dictator Robert Mugabe.  A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said that Lord Guthrie was receiving medical attention. Trooping the Colour: the most stylish royal looks from 2018's ceremony Meanwhile, a 51-year-old woman was arrested for a public order offence after an item was thrown towards a procession at Trooping the Colour, Scotland Yard said.



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Graduation ceremony at Florida school honors 4 slain seniors

Graduation ceremony at Florida school honors 4 slain seniorsSUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The senior class from the Florida high school where 17 people died in February's gun massacre held graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon, with the focus on honoring four students slain in the attack.



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Newly Sworn-In Police Officer Proposes at Graduation Ceremony

Newly Sworn-In Police Officer Proposes at Graduation CeremonyOfficer Julian Padron wasted no time.



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What time does the royal wedding church service start? Full schedule and timings of Harry and Meghan’s ceremony

What time does the royal wedding church service start? Full schedule and timings of Harry and Meghan’s ceremonyThe Royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is now less than a week away, which means the final preparations and rehearsal for the big day is no doubt being tweaked and polished as you read. The ceremony, which takes place on Saturday May 19, will be held in Windsor; followed by a carriage procession and two receptions, including a private one at Frogmore House in the grounds of Windsor Castle.  The Prince and Ms Markle have broken tradition by choosing to hold their wedding on a Saturday, as royal weddings usually take place during the week.  The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was held on a Friday and the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales was held on a Wednesday; on both occasions the public were given an extra bank holiday. Sadly Britons won't be getting a day off, although pubs and bars will be allowed to stay open until 1am on Friday May 18 and the day of the wedding itself. Here is everything you need to know about timings and how the big day will unfold. WATCH:  How Diana, the in-laws and Prince Louis will fit into the Royal Wedding The St George's Chapel service The service will take place at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, which last hosted a royal wedding in May 2008 when Peter Phillips – son of The Princess Royal – married Autumn Kelly. Prince Edward also wed Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, there in June 1999; plus Prince Harry was christened there in 1984 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie. Members of the public who have been invited to watch from the grounds of Windsor Castle will  begin to arrive from 9am. Guests will arrive between 9:30am and 11am by coach. Two driving routes have been suggested, with guests required to meet at the Windsor Farm Shop – founded in 2001 after the Duke of Edinburgh had an idea to support local businesses by selling produce. Wedding at Windsor Castle There, three miles away from the venue, guests will be put through security checks and asked to show identification; they will then be ushered onto buses to travel to Windsor Castle, where they will alight at the castle's Round Tower and enter the chapel through the south door. Instructions reportedly sent to the guests ban cameras and bulky bags, adding that guests will be asked to "surrender mobile telephones and any devices used for image capture". The rules further specify that guests should not wear medals, in a list of suggestions about accessories that includes: "No swords." At 11:20am, members of the Royal Family will arrive and enter the chapel through the Galilee Porch. Some will arrive in state car from the Royal Mews, including Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and Daimlers. A view of the Quire in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have their wedding service Credit:  WPA Pool Prince Harry and his brother and best man the Duke of Cambridge are expected to arrive at the chapel's west steps at 11:45am.  It is assumed they will enter the grounds on foot, giving Prince Harry the opportunity to walk past the crowds in the grounds. He will pass 200 representatives from charities he is associated with, who are expected to gather in the horseshoe cloister at the bottom of the steps. The Queen will be the final member of the Royal Family to arrive for the service, and is expected at 11:55am. The service will begin at 12pm, with Ms Markle due to arrive at the chapel's west steps at 11:59am. She has chosen her mother, Doria, to travel with her to the wedding, travelling from their overnight accommodation to St George’s Chapel by car. The decision breaks with UK tradition, which usually sees the bride travel with her father before he gives her away in the wedding ceremony. Instead, Ms Markle wanted to include both parents in her wedding day. When the car stops at the castle, her mother will exchange places with the bridesmaids and pageboys. Ms Ragland will enter the chapel by the Galilee Porch. The most beautiful royal wedding dresses of all time Meghan's father will meet her at the chapel's west door, before walking her down the aisle. The traditional ceremony will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner while the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.  Under the guidance of Harry's private secretary, Edward Lane Fox, the Lord Chamberlain's Office is dealing with the ceremonial aspects of the day. It is assumed that Ms Markle is unlikely to opt to obey the prince and will probably choose the Series One (1966) Book of Common Prayer ceremony, just as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did. This allows the bride to drop the phrases "obey him" and "serve him" from the religious proceedings. Harry must decide whether to wear a wedding ring; William does not wear one. The regiments Prince Harry served with in Afghanistan will also have a "special place" during the ceremony. Household Cavalry troopers will line the staircase at St George's Chapel, while streets within the precincts of the castle will be lined by members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, and by Armed Forces personnel from the Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, which has the Prince as Commodore-in-Chief, and the Royal Marines, where he is Captain General. The 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, where Prince Harry served as an Apache Pilot in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, will also be represented, as well as The Royal Gurkha Rifles, his comrades in Afghanistan in 2007, and RAF Honington, where he is Honorary Air Commandant. Royal wedding | Read more The procession around Windsor The service will end at 1pm and the newlyweds will leave the chapel at the west steps, before leaving the castle by carriage.  Prince Harry and Ms Markle will be driven for two miles along Castle Hill, the High Street and into Windsor town centre before returning along the beautiful, tree-lined Long Walk for their reception. Kensington Palace has said: "Prince Harry and Ms Markle are very much looking forward to this short journey which they hope will be a memorable moment for everyone who has gathered together in Windsor to enjoy the atmosphere of this special day." While we don't know for sure how long the procession will take, a similar procession in 1999 by Edward and Sophie took 15 minutes. The best photo opportunity will be the West Steps of St George’s Chapel, when the bride and groom and their families emerge after the service. If you are lucky enough to be in Windsor on the day, head for the grass of the Horseshoe Cloisters opposite those steps for the view. The Ascot Landau open carriage stands in the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace in London Credit: Victoria Jones The newlyweds will make their journey through Windsor in an open-topped Ascot Landau carriage, Kensington Palace has confirmed. It is the same carriage Prince Harry used in the procession at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, when he was surrounded by small bridesmaids and page boys. Crown Equerry Colonel Toby Browne, who runs the royal mews where the carriage was selected, said: "The fair weather option, the Ascot Landau, it was selected because it's a wonderfully bright, small, lovely carriage. Very easy for people to see, the passengers can sit up quite high – so there's lots of visibility for everybody. "It was built in 1883, it's one of five that we have, most of them are down in Windsor, we always keep one in London for occasions." If it rains on the wedding day, the wet weather option is the Scottish State Coach. Built in 1830, a new top was created in 1969 with large windows and a partial glass roof, to allow spectators to see the passengers. Six horses, Windsor Greys, will be included the procession ride. A team of four, Milford Haven, Plymouth and father and son Storm and Tyrone, will pull the Landau and two others – Sir Basil and Londonderry – will be outriders. All have been involved in high profile events before, including the Spanish state visit last year, Royal Ascot, Trooping the Colour, the State Opening of Parliament and the Lord Mayor's Show.  Map of the route After The Wedding Route The receptions at St George's Hall and Frogmore House They will be waved off by members of both families and the congregation will leave the chapel to see the newlyweds leave, before going to St George's Hall for the lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen. While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are touring Windsor, guests from the congregation will wait for the happy couple in St George's Hall to celebrate the first of the day's two receptions. This will be hosted by the Queen, will take place during the afternoon and will be attended by all guests who were invited to the service. Invitations have been posted to 600 lucky guests; royal sources have said the guest list has been restricted to those who have a direct relationship with the couple, both because St George’s Chapel is relatively small and because the prince is not in the direct line of succession. Some members of the public have received an invitation to wait in the grounds outside the chapel to watch the bride and groom and their wedding guests arrive and leave. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the grounds of Frogmore House Credit:  REUTERS From 7pm, a select 200 close friends will attend an after party hosted by the Prince of Wales at Frogmore House, Windsor. Half a mile away from Windsor Castle, the 17th century Grade I country house is owned by the Crown Estate and is part of the Frogmore Estate on the ground of the Home Park. Prince Harry and Ms Markle's engagement photos were taken in the grounds of Frogmore House. The images were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who has also been chosen to take the photographs on the wedding day.  Lubomirski, the British-born son of Peruvian-English mother and a Polish-French father, also happens to be a Prince himself: his full title is His Serene Highness Prince Alexi Lubomirski. It is expected that member of the Royal family, Ms Markle's family and intimate friends of both the newlyweds will be at the evening reception – although Princess Charlotte and Prince George will no doubt have been put to bed after their big day in the limelight. Royal wedding | Read more Will Prince William be at the FA Cup? It has been announced that Prince William will be Prince Harry's best man. The decision means the Duke, who is President of the Football Association, will not attend the FA Cup final, which is happening on the same day as the wedding. Scheduled to start at 17:15, the FA Cup final will see Chelsea and Manchester United go head to head for the title. Windsor Castle is about an hour's drive from Wembley Stadium, which would have taken the Duke of Cambridge away from the proceedings for at least two hours. Asked how he felt about being chosen as Prince Harry’s best man, the Duke said: “It feels great. [I am] thrilled and delighted obviously. Revenge is sweet. I’ll be looking forward to it.” The Duke’s own stag do is reported to have been held on a Devon estate, Hartland Abbey, where he and close friends indulged in drinking, clay pigeon shooting, surfing and games. Prince Harry went on to tease his brother mercilessly during a none-the-less heartfelt best man’s speech at the wedding reception, allegedly wearing a fez, mimicking the lovestruck conversations between a young Kate and William, and ridiculing his bald spot.



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Episcopal Church leader to speak at royal wedding ceremony

Episcopal Church leader to speak at royal wedding ceremonyLONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.



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Graduation Uproar as Black University of Florida Students Say They Were Yanked Offstage During Diploma Ceremony

Graduation Uproar as Black University of Florida Students Say They Were Yanked Offstage During Diploma CeremonyCritics called out the school for not exhibiting the same aggressive behavior toward white students.



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