Thomas Markle has finally broken his silence over his controversial absence from the royal wedding as he expressed his regret at not being well enough to walk his daughter Meghan (together inset) down the aisle. Speaking in his first ever TV interview (main picture), the 73-year-old described his sorrow at becoming a 'footnote in one of the greatest moments in history'. He revealed that he had spoken to Harry in a series of phone calls in which the prince asked for his daughter's hand in marriage and they discussed issues such as Brexit and Donald Trump. Mr Markle also thanked 'handsome' Prince Charles for stepping in on the day and giving his daughter away, adding that he was 'jealous' as he watched from a small apartment. Speaking to Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain he said: 'She was beautiful. I cried a little watching her. The unfortunate thing now is that I'm a footnote in one of the greatest moments in history instead of a dad walking his daughter down the aisle'.

Loughborough Junction: 3 people killed when hit by train in London

Three people have been killed after they were struck by a train in south London today. British Transport Police were called to Loughborough Junction in Brixton shortly after 7.30am. The three people were declared dead at the scene by officials, who are working to identify the victims and alert their families.

Emergency services recovered the body of the child - who is said to have had a disability - from under the East Sussex cliffs and have located the woman's remains.

This new Playbuzz quiz puts players' knowledge to the test by asking them to identify the word missing from a given sentence. The two possible answers sound the same but have very different meanings.

Senior figures in the airline industry warned today there will be no chance of cobbling together a 'last minute' deal if Brexit talks collapse in the run up to exit day on March 29, 2019.

Yodel delivery driver is caught on camera hurling boxes containing £450 of fragile antiques down 15ft flight of concrete steps

A Yodel delivery driver was caught lobbing boxes containing £450 worth of china and porcelain ornaments down a 15ft flight of concrete steps in Bradford, West Yorkshire, last Tuesday. When the Yodel courier was caught by the furious buyer Patrick Duffy, he then starts carefully stacking the packages at the top of the steps before carrying them down. The driver's employer Yodel says it has apologised to Mr Duffy and has taken 'appropriate action' following the incident.

Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra and Professor Dame Sue Bailey, chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, are behind the move.

Microbiologists reveal on Channel 4's Food Unwrapped how double dipping can spread bacteria very quickly as even a small amount of someone's saliva in a dip will allow germs to multiply.

'Don't lie to police - because they WILL check': British financial trader is forced to make humiliating public apology after he lied that he'd been robbed of his laptop while on holiday in Thailand... when he'd actually lost it in England

Adesanya Olamide Omolaja, 35, told police he'd been held at knifepoint by three men who stole his MacBook in Koh Samui, Thailand. But after investigating police found that he'd actually lost the laptop in the UK. He was forced to make a grovelling public apology during which he said: 'Don't lie, just be honest with the police, because they will check, and you might get into a lot of trouble.'

Ant McPartlin's new girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett emerges

McPartlin's new girlfriend emerged from her New Malden home as details surrounding her relationship with the troubled TV presenter continued to unfold on Monday morning. The 41-year old was dressed casually in a black gym vest and leggings as she exited the property and made her way towards her car. Corbett looked relaxed following a difficult weekend, during which McPartlin's ex-wife Lisa Armstrong claimed she had been betrayed by the blonde PA after inviting her into the couple's marital home to serve as a personal assistant.

Nicola Wilcox (pictured) and David Carroll, from Birmingham, pocketed more than £40,000 over two years selling stolen designer clothes and perfumes on the online auction site eBay.

Mystery surrounds identity of 'Peru Two' Michaella McCollum's twin baby boys

The babies' births were registered on May 17 as official documents show that Michaella, pictured left and right, gave birth to the boys named - Raphael Genie and Rio Addison - on May 8. They were born at Craigavon Area Hospital, Northern Ireland, 13 minutes apart. Raphael being born at 10.48pm and brother Rio arriving at 11.01pm. The name of the father is not on the birth certificates, inset. Their mother Michaella was jailed in 2013 for smuggling cocaine into Peru

The train from Dereham to Wymondham and back was a round trip of 45 miles but HR consultant Deborah Amiss, 54, from Taverham said passengers were 'herded like cattle'.

Researchers from the University of Southampton found that people have a higher opinion of themselves after practicing the ancient forms of exercise and mindfulness despite their benefits.

Angela Merkel seeks emergency talks with EU leaders on immigration

The German Chancellor's Coalition partners, the CSU, want to turn away at the border migrants who have previously been registered in another EU country. But Merkel (left) is firmly opposed to the plan, favoured by CSU Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (inset), warning that it would leave countries at the EU's geographic southern periphery alone to deal with the refugee influx. An act of rebellion from Seehofer could force her to sack him, which 'would be the end of the government and the alliance between CDU and CSU,' a source said. Right: An Italian ship carrying migrants docks at the Spanish port of Valencia yesterday.

The female leader whose political future hangs in the balance this week is not the British Prime Minister but the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, writes DOMINIC LAWSON.

The Greek village of Psarades, located on the shores of Great Prespa Lake, was picked for the historic occasion on Sunday since the borders of Greece and Macedonia meet in the water.

Meghan Markle wears Marks & Spencer to society wedding

Meghan wore Oscar de la Renta to attend the wedding of Princess Diana's niece in Lincolnshire on Saturday, but fans say her headpiece was from the humble British high street. An Instagram fan account has claimed the Duchess of Sussex wore the £29.50 Pillbox Bow fascinator (seen inset) from Marks & Spencer to attend Celia McCorquodale's nuptials with her new husband.

Perhaps she was keen not to upstage the bride - after all, it's only four weeks since the entire world watched her own wedding.

Thomas Markle risks diplomatic row as he reveals Prince Harry told him that Brexit is an 'experiment we have to try' and to 'give Donald Trump a chance'

Meghan Markle 's father may have sparked a diplomatic row today as he revealed intimate details of his conversations with Prince Harry. In a world exclusive, Thomas Markle Snr gave an interview with Good Morning Britain (right) during which he gave an astonishing insight into private political conversations with his royal son-in-law. The American said he had spoken to Harry in a series of phone calls in which the prince asked for his daughter's hand in marriage. In the extraordinary interview Mr Markle revealed how the Duke of Sussex (left) had expressed his views on Brexit and insisted Donald Trump (inset) should be 'given a chance'.

Shocking images reveal how tourists have transformed Mount Everest into a ‘disgusting’

As the number of climbers on Mount Everest has soared - at least 600 people have scaled the world's highest peak so far this year alone - the problem has worsened. Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak (pictured). In 2017 climbers in Nepal brought down nearly 25 tonnes of trash and 15 tonnes of human waste - the equivalent of three double-decker buses - according to the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). This season even more was carried down but this is just a fraction of the rubbish dumped each year, with only half of climbers lugging down the required amounts, the SPCC says.

Elizabeth Townend was hit with a hefty penalty of £60, despite paying for an hour's parking at a private car park in Brighouse, Calderdale. The car park says motorists must pay within 10 minutes.

Jeremy Hunt warns taxes will rise to fund May's £25bn NHS boost

Theresa May is today defending her claim that a Brexit dividend can help boost the NHS as she unveils a £25billion cash injection. The Prime Minister will say the health service is the government's 'number one priority' as she delivers a keynote speech. Mrs May (pictured left on a visit to Frimley hospital earlier this month) will point to her own experience of suffering from diabetes - saying she would never have made it to Downing Street without help from the NHS. Brexiteers including Boris Johnson (right) hailed the move. But the premier's insistence that money reclaimed from the EU can help prop up services has been dismissed as 'tosh' by some of her own MPs (inset centre). She is also facing a backlash at the prospect of deploying 'stealth taxes' to drum up more revenue for the Treasury.

England fans pay respects to the 2million who died in World War Two's Battle of Stalingrad

Two England fans, James Lockett and Billy Grant, alongside Harpreet Robertson from the England Supporters Club (left) paid tribute at the memorial in central Volgograd this morning. The ceremony took place ahead of England's opening World Cup game against Tunisia tonight at 7pm as 2,000 fans flooded into the city (inset). Security is tight at the city's railway station (top right) with more than a dozen England fans turned out to watch the service at the city's Hall of Military Glory, in the heart of the Mamayev Kurgan memorial park commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. The city, formerly called Stalingrad and named after dictator Josef Stalin, was renamed Volgograd in 1961 as the Soviet Union attempted to reduce his 'cult of personality.' Only 2,500 fans have travelled to the Russian city of Volgograd for tonight's Group G clash, (bottom right, Mr Grant with two Tunisia fans) with many choosing to stay at home amid fears over violence from football hooligans. Around 3,000 Tunisia fans will outnumber the Three Lions support in the 45,568-capacity stadium, but fan Pete Courts vowed: 'We'll make as much noise as 50,000.

Kalinic had started on the bench for the fourth successive match but was asked to enter the fray by boss Zlatko Dalic with just five minutes to go.

Excitement has reached fever pitch as England limbers up for its opening World Cup 2018 match against Tunisia. The team will play their opening game at Russia's Volgograd Arena tonight.

Mexico's Rafael Marquez clashes with Germany's Marco Reus during the group F match between Germany and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Rafael Marquez, currently on duty with his country at the World Cup in Russia, was sanctioned by the US Treasury last year for allegedly aiding a powerful Mexican drug trafficker - Raul Flores Hernandez.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old and such an incident briefly brought back memories of 2009, when Pepe Reina saw a Darren Bent shot deflect in off a beach ball.

Former Man United star Patrice Evra is branded sexist after 'patronisingly' applauding female footballer's World Cup analysis

The West Ham player slow clapped after England footballer Eni Aluko finished her analysis on ITV ahead of Costa Rica's match against Serbia (the pair pictured together on ITV this afternoon). Aluko, who has made 100 appearances for England, appeared alongside the former France captain as a pundit for the channel.

Cheating midlife husbands (secretly) chasing millennials like me 

Lucy Holden, 28 (pictured) claims men almost double her age approach her constantly both offline and on dating apps. Studies suggest men prefer women aged between 20 to 22, regardless of their own age. Lucy believes the explosion of online dating has given midlife men the nerve to approach women decades younger. She revealed many men use materialism to try and attract younger women and married men choose to use dating sites while they're at work. Lucy gave her verdict on the benefits and drawbacks of dating a midlife man.

Mother-of-three Sarah Everett, 32, of Colchester, Essex, is an advocate of what's known as natural term breastfeeding - where the chooses when it is time to wean.

Psychotherapist Dina Glouberman, 72 suffered from burn out during 1989, when the term was almost unknown. She revealed what she believes caused her burn out and how she avoids relapse.

The white van drove into a group of revellers at the Pinkpop festival in the Dutch town of Landgraaf, in the early hours of Monday morning, killing one and seriously injuring three people.

The gate of Myotoku-ji temple

Rina Miyake was killed by a collapsing wall as she walked to school, when the 6.1 magnitude quake struck Osaka prefecture, in western Japan, killing another two people and injuring 214.

Beth Tweddle marries Andy Allen in stunning Cheshire ceremony after horrific skiing

Beth Tweddle has married her long-term beau Andy Allen in a stunning ceremony in Cheshire.  The gymnast, 33, looked breathtaking in a flowing white gown as she tied the knot with the finance director at the Grade I listed Dorfold Hall in Nantwich. Speaking to Hello! after her big day, the Olympic medallist admitted she was looking forward to 'opening the new book' of married life - after a gruelling two-year recovery from her horrific skiing accident on Channel 4's The Jump.

A 28-year-old man was charged with stealing two human toes worth $11,000 from a dead man that was featured at an exhibition in Auckland, New Zealand, that displayed human corpses.

Researchers at the University of Salford in Greater Manchester have found 'strong evidence' that dogs use gestures to communicate with people in one of the first studies of its kind.

Killer Chaiyaporn Thanamsri, 31, blasted wife Thanyamas, 26, and father-in-law Samphan, 60, in the waiting room at Nakhon Pathom Hospital in Norther Thailand as patients ran for their lives.

Video shows Ramjan Usman Kagji, 35, climbing off the edge of the famous Gokak waterfalls, a popular tourist destination in the Belagavi district of Karnataka state, southern India.

British Muslim passenger rants at air stewardess and calls her a 'b****' for serving him a turkey ham sandwich - because he mistakenly thinks it contains pork

The taxi driver (left) from Hampstead Heath, north London, was flying from Luton Airport to Skopje, Macedonia, on Sunday morning when he ordered the 4.50 euro 'turkey ham' roll and a bottle of water. But mid-way through eating the baguette, he said it 'didn't taste like turkey' - and flew into a rage when he saw the packaging labelled with the word ham. He called over the Wizz Air stewardess (right) and demanded a refund after becoming convinced the product contained pork - explaining that he cannot eat it due to his religion. The ranting customer then turns to a fellow passenger and describes the air stewardess as a 'f****** sl**' and a 'b****'. He even continues his outburst when a senior steward (inset) tries to intervene.

Young people face greater long-term stress, anxiety and depression due to the rise of insecure work arrangements, a report by the Health Foundation think-tank has found.

The Stratford Centre is a shopping mall by day, and tragically, a homeless shelter by night as up to 100 people eat and sleep there in the regenerated post-Olympic East End.

Former British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman revealed a selection of her favourite items from Marks & Spencer's new autumn collection. She claims the range offers well-crafted styles at great prices.

Terrifying moment racing cyclist hits horse and injures its rider as triathlon competitors overtake her on the INSIDE on quiet road

Shocking footage shows a horse being bashed into by a cyclist during a triathlon in Windsor. The incident is being investigated by the event organisers after the shocking footage was posted online by the woman who was riding the horse. Posting under the name Jennifer Katharine, she wrote that she had no idea there was a triathlon on and had left the house early with her horse to avoid other road users.

Vile footage shows the moment a shopper finds maggots wriggling around inside an egg which she bought online from Iceland after her order was delivered to her home in Beckenham, London.

A man in China had a live cockroach pulled out from deep inside his ear after it got stuck there for six hours. Doctor had to break the moving insect into small pieces before pulling it out from the man.

A woman with a tissue

People with hay fever are likely to suffer this week as pollen levels reach their highest in over a decade, according to the Met Office, and as many as 20 million people may have the allergy.

Parents post hilarious photos of children trying to serve them s Father's Day breakfast

NEW Parents share funny snaps of youngsters and grown-up kids failing to serve up an appetising Father's Day breakfast banquet for their dads. One man was given 'Lego on toast' as his morning meal (top right). Meanwhile a nine-year-old girl made her father 'brown Es' instead of a plate of brownies (top centre). Other mess-ups include a boy who tucked into his father's special biscuit (top left), a mother whose pie ended up on the floor (bottom right), a gingeerbread man who could be calling the father a 'super dud' (bottom centre) and very burnt sausages (bottom right).

The 53-year-old is alleged to have put his hand under the woman's clothing and touched her bare bottom at Atik nightclub in Edinburgh on June 25 last year.

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, Inaki Urdangarin, husband to Spain's Princess Cristina, leaves a courthouse in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday June 12, 2018 has upheld a lower court's verdict sentencing Urdangarin to almost six years behind bars, though it reduced his sentence by five months. The court ruled on an appeal that Inaki Urdangarin is guilty of fraud and tax evasion, among other crimes, but it acquitted him of a crime of forging documents. (AP Photo/Joan Llado, File)

Inaki Urdangarin, 50, the husband of Princess Christina of Spain, has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for using his royal connections to commit fraud, embezzling some £5.25million.

The unnamed boy, from the Wrexham-Cheshire border, broke out in itchy lesions on his hands, feet and arms after caring for calves on his family farm. He has recovered but is scarred.

EXCLUSIVE: The number of hospital admissions for leptospirosis, known as Weil's disease, was at its highest level in a decade last year, according to Public Health England's figures for the infection.



Brute chops legs and tail off a puppy and leaves it for dead in a Turkey

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT. Turkish police have arrested a man suspected of torturing a puppy after shocking images emerged online of the maimed animal in Sapanca District. The tiny dog died after a two day battle for life. The torture and killing of the puppy, which had all four paws and its tail cut off has been absorbed into the nation's political debate. President Tayyip Erdogan told an election rally in Istanbul on Sunday that police had detained a construction machine operator on Saturday in relation to the puppy's death. The case has  outraged the country and grabbed the news agenda ahead of next week's elections but the senseless killing has turned political.

Speaking on ITV's Lorraine on Monday, Sarah Gordy, 29, from Lewes, East Sussex, revealed she was 'thrilled' to be awarded an MBE 'for services to the Arts and People with Disabilities'.

Ruby Hudson, 16, of Hull, has not been seen for a couple of days. Humberside Police say they are concerned for her safety. Officers believe she may have travelled to Birmingham.

In disturbing video, the animals are seen caged up at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The animals are butchered, boiled in a cauldron and barbecued on an open flame.

A woman allegedly shouted 'Allahu akbar' before she stabbed two people with a box cutter in a supermarket in La Seyne-sur-Merm southern France on Sunday morning.

John Lewis will offer to buy back items bought from its shops or website in the past, including dresses, trainers and even old bras and damaged gloves.

From mincing ginger and making breadcrumbs to slicing soft vegetables we reveal just some of the clever ways you can get maximum value from this humble tool.

Khaled Ismail, 50, targeted four junior colleagues over a three-year period at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Iftekhar Ahmed, 51 stared at the patient as she undressed at his surgery in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - warning her not to tell anyone because he would 'be in trouble'.

Prince Philip, 97, looks relaxed as he rides in his horse and carriage at Windsor

The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, (left and right, in the grounds of Windsor Castle) was seen taking in some fresh air while out carriage-driving in the grounds of Windsor Castle. He looked to be in good spirits and was seen chatting to aides as he took hold of the reigns this morning. Philip, who was dressed in a green jacket and beige chinos, is known for his love of carriage-driving, returning to the hobby just two months after having a hip operation.

Children who are hooked on Fortnite will be treated on the NHS after gaming addiction has been classified as a medical disorder. From Monday, governments will have to provide treatment.

Alice Hart-Davis gave her verdict on the latest procedure promising to reduce the signs of ageing on the neck. She says her skin was smoother within eight weeks of trying the £1,450 procedure.

Stephen Parsons, 65, was locked in a bitter dispute with neighbours moored on the Thames, just a stone's throw from Hampton Court Palace.

Katie Jean Williams was caught swiping bottles of oxycodone and amphetamine from a pharmacy safe. Investigators then found evidence of it happening five times in the past.

Rightmove said the North is a sellers' market - encouraging people to raise prices - whereas more homes are coming onto a softer market in the South.

EXCLUSIVE: Oxford evolutionary psychologist Anna Machin, 42, has revealed that the crucial advice that all men should know about parenting - and says developing a bond with their child is key.

Nasa's Curiosity Rover takes incredible selfie in the middle of a dust storm on Mars

NEW The image was shared on Flickr by citizen scientist Seán Doran, who works with Nasa's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena California. It was taken against the backdrop of a raging dust storm on Mars, which experts say will become a 'planet-circling event.' Curiosity is weathering the storm, thanks to its plutonium fuel source, which means it doesn't rely on the sun's rays to power its operations. The same cannot be said for NASA's veteran Opportunity rover, which has been hunkering down in the midst of the unprecedented dust storm.

There were 13.2billion debit card payments in 2017 - eclipsing the 13.1billion payments made in cash. This is the first time card use has outdone cash payments in the UK.

British motorcyclist stays in Bolivia to see gang who raped her jailed

Vasilisa Komarova (pictured left and right) was left for dead by three men who dragged her from her tent, beat her and held blades against her chest and stomach. The 37-year-old was raped, robbed and abandoned by a lagoon in Bolivia, where she was on a solo motorcycle tour. After surviving the attack, Ms Komarova refused to leave South America for a year as she fought to bring her attackers to justice. Last month she came face to face with Jose Gongora (bottom left), 26, Yery Yumacale (bottom right), 24, and Fabio Bazan, 30 as they were jailed for a total of 42 years. Ms Komarova gained British citizenship after moving from Moscow to London when she was 20.

Unilever, the world's second largest advertiser, will no longer work with social media influencers who buy fake followers.

Council chiefs in the town believe drunken tourists are giving the region a bad name - and travel agents gave reported a 49 per cent drop in searches to Magaluf.

Dr Beth Keegstra, a contract doctor at El Camino Hospital in California, was suspended after she was seen on video mocking a patient who came into the emergency room.

The supermarket giant is debuting its new 'Back to School' range before the current school year is even over, in a bid to help parents avoid the panic of the last-minute rush in September.

Man is crushed to death by his own mother's coffin after trying to push it up a bamboo ladder onto a plinth at her funeral

Samen Kondorura, 40, died when pallbearers lost their footing carrying the coffin up a bamboo ladder in the Parinding valley in North Toraja district of Indonesia. The casket fell as the group hoisted it onto a lakkian - an ornately carved tower where the dead are placed before elaborate traditional funeral rites. Graphic video from the scene shows the ladder slip just as the casket enters the tower, sending the men tumbling several metres to the ground where the victim is crushed by the coffin.

Samantha Price, 30, from Pontypool, Wales, was told her daughter Mia Crowley, now eight, had a rare form of epilepsy when she was just a few months old. Mia, now eight, is now on medication for condition.

Mevagissey in Cornwall has had a boom in houses being purchased as holiday homes in recent years. In a landslide victory, locals voted to ban second-home owners from buying new builds.

Eastenders actor Leslie Grantham who had been battling terminal cancer is said to have planned and paid for his own 'no frills funeral', after fearing his family would have to cover the costs.

A hate crime complaint has been made to police after a group of men abused student Lowri Jones, 23, for kissing her girlfriend at Fever and Boutique nightclub in Plymouth.

Going out on patrol night after night, soldiers Kevin Williams and John Paul Finnigan became brothers in arms, always looking out for each other amid the horrors of combat in Iraq.

A former undercover MI6 agent used to infiltrate the UK's jihadi circles has revealed how Dudley-born Hamayun Tariq caused the US to impose the ban after discovering plans to make laptop battery bombs.

QUENTIN LETTS: The latest dietary theory is that puddings should be banned from school canteens because they are allegedly making our children fat. But are puddings to blame?

Caprice opens the doors to her Grade II-listed Notting Hill townhouse

EXCLUSIVE The 46-year-old supermodel shares her Victorian townhouse with husband Ty Comfort and two four-year-old boys Jax and Jett. Caprice combines her taste for minimalism along with practicality throughout, with her home featuring plenty of personal accents. Pictured, clockwise from top left, Caprice's living room complete with an indoor swing; her minimalist kitchen featuring a white marble breakfast island; the model's huge walk-in wardrobe and dressing room - home to bags by Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Gucci; Her home also houses plenty of modelling shots from the 46-year-old's glory days, including this magazine cover; and inset, a side table gives glimpses of different aspects of the model's life from her modelling days to her life as a mother-of-two - including the footprints of her two boys.

UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will give the go-ahead for them to be inoculated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, which causes cancer that kills 650 men a year.

Less than one in 20 street robberies and burglaries are being solved in the UK, shocking new figures have revealed. The statistic will fuel concerns there is a crisis in the nation's policing.

Donald Trump's lawyer said the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort and others ensnared in the Russia investigation if they're treated 'unfairly.'

Sir Thomas Noel Harris played a pivotal role in the conflict in 1815 where he was shot and had his arm amputated. Scientists at Cranfield University confirmed he wore the jacket in battle.

Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrive in San Antonio

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are on a visit to the States that has already taken them to New Orleans - a city once controlled by the Spanish Empire in North America. They arrived at the Governor's Palace on Sunday to help the city celebrate its 300th anniversary and also commemorate its Spanish history. Letizia, 45, stunned in a sleeveless dress featuring a bold red and white pattern, while her husband was dapper in a navy suit. As the sun beat down on them, with temperatures rising to 95F, the Queen attempted to keep cool using a floral fan. President Donald Trump is set for an encounter with royalty tomorrow when he hosts the couple in Washington, D.C. It marks the second official visit to the US by Georgetown University graduate King Felipe, 50, who ascended the Spanish throne in June 2014 - after his father King Juan Carlos abdicated - and his wife Letizia, a former journalist.

A man in his 20s is in a critical but stable condition after a noxious substance was throw in his face in Ilford, east London, on Wednesday. It is believed the substance thrown was ammonia.

The Commons defence committee called on the Government to start the process of moving the level of defence spending from 2 per cent to 3 per cent of total GDP.

Mesmerising river of lava gushes rapidly from Kilauea toward the ocean as volcano leaves more than 467 homes destroyed

The fast moving lava was spotted pouring out of Fissure 8 at around 5pm on Friday, as the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency warned that the fissure remains highly active. 'Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption activity continues at Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone,' the agency said in a flash bulletin on Sunday morning. 'Lava is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. Heavy vog is blanketing the interior and southern parts of the island, impacting Hilo and wrapping around to Kona through the weekend.'

Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are on a visit to the States that has already taken them to New Orleans - a city that has close historical ties with Spain.

The crack team boarded the Queen Mary 2 as it sailed through the treacherous Gulf of Aden, dubbed Pirate Alley because of the number of Somali outlaws there.


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Which way are braces pointing? Reddit user shares optical illusion of cake seems to change

Reddit user Pentox posted snap of iced lines on a cake which seem to reverse direction before your very eyes. Nearly 7,000 people are now wondering why it seems to shift in front of you. However some say if you read the lines left to right, not vertically, they become stable and you can see the lines peak and trough.

Texas ghost towns that thrived before residents packed up and left 

America's second largest state is stacked with several peculiar ghost towns - some of which have been abandoned as a result of natural disasters as well as economic decline. The Houston Chronicle initially released a report about the deserted and spooky attractions that include little pieces of history. The newspaper described the former mining community of Terlingua to be one of the 'most famous ghost towns' in all of Texas.



Tolkien fans dress as dwarves and orcs to recreate the fantasy author's battle Of The Five

More than one thousand JRR Tolkien fans recreated The Battle of the Five Armies in the Czech Republic - with impressive costumes, battle cries - and camping, over the weekend. The battle in the forest at the foothills of the Bezdez fortress has been held annually for eighteen years now. Most participants in the event which lasts all weekend and includes camping with battle rituals, are aged between 20 and 30-years-old.

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco enjoy a day out

Princess Charlene of Monaco, 40, was watched by her husband Prince Albert, 60, and their three-year-old son Princes Jacques as she took part in the Riviera Water Bike Challenge on Sunday (bottom right). Prince Albert celebrated his wife's winning performance by planting a kiss on her lips (top right) while the mother-of-two enjoyed cuddles with her toddler son. The princess was seen cheering and holding up the cup surrounded by teammates (left). Their daughter Gabriella, three, appeared to have been left at home.

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