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Kelly, Hayworth and other American women who married royalty

Washington, United States | AFP | US actress Meghan Markle, who is to wed Britain’s Prince Harry next year, will become the latest American to marry into a royal family. Here’s a brief look at five other American women who became princesses or queens: – Grace Kelly – Actress Grace Kelly …

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Obamas ‘delighted’ by British royal engagement

Washington, United States | AFP | Barack and Michelle Obama said Monday they were “delighted” to learn of the engagement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, whose Invictus Games the former presidential couple has actively championed. Britain’s royal family announced earlier Monday that the one-time playboy royal would marry his …

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Elizabeth II, Prince Philip mark 70th wedding anniversary

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 70 years of marriage on Monday to the man she calls her “strength and stay”, making them Britain’s first reigning couple to mark a platinum wedding anniversary. The bells of Westminster Abbey, where Elizabeth married Prince Philip on November 20, …

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Happier marriages linked to healthier hearts: study

Paris, France | AFP | Men whose marriages grow stronger over the years have healthier cholesterol and blood pressure than peers whose unions fall apart, said a study Tuesday that hinted at unexpected health perks of relationship counselling. Researchers got more than 600 men in Britain to rate the “quality” of …

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Museveni calls for accelerated action to end child marriage

Presidents of Malawi, Uganda and Zambia call for accelerated action to end child marriage in Africa  New York, US | UN WOMEN | President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has emphasized the importance of education for girls and skills training to boost women’s economic empowerment and financial independence in the fight against …

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S.Africa court battle to recognise Muslim marriage

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A South African legal rights group on Monday took the government to court in a campaign pressing for new legislation to recognise Muslim marriages as legally valid. The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) said it was lobbying against “unfair discrimination” as South African law does not …

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Turkey defends plan to allow religious marriages amid controversy

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | The Turkish government on Sunday strongly defended a plan to let state-approved clerics conduct marriage ceremonies, rejecting fierce criticism that this would undermine the modern republic’s secular foundations. Turkey is mainly Muslim but officially is a secular state. Under its current laws, even religiously observant couples …

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Football, showbiz stars gather for Messi’s wedding

Rosario, Argentina | AFP | Football and showbiz stars gathered in Argentina for Latin America’s celebrity wedding bash of the decade as Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi prepared to marry his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo on Friday. Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, were expected among the …

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