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It's Royal Wedding Day! Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston Marry at St. George's Chapel

It's Royal Wedding Day! Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston Marry at St. George's Chapel

Lady Gabriella Windsor has found her prince.

Lady Gabriella — the 38-year-old daughter of one of Queen Elizabeth‘s cousins, Prince Michael of Kent, who is currently 52nd in line to the throne – wed Thomas Kingston at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday, exactly one year after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married at the same location on May 19, 2018.

For her happy day, Lady Gabriella wore a stunning lace wedding dress with a bespoke design by Luisa Beccaria. The blush gown, which was embroidered with flowers and embellishments, got its color from all the layers of tulle and organdy beneath the lace, which created the body of the gown. Her romantic veil was also made from layers of tulle and covered with embroidered flowers.  

In a sweet nod to family tradition, she also wore a  Russian Fringe style diamond tiara, which was also worn by her grandmother, HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and her mother, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, on their wedding days.

RELATED: See Lady Gabriella’s Wedding Dress Side-by-Side with Meghan Markle’s Gown — One Year Later!

The bride’s wedding bouquet also made a sweet nod to royal tradition, as it featured a creamy ivory ‘Ella’ rose by David Austin, named for the bride, and myrtle, which has formed part of many Royal wedding bouquets in a tradition started by Queen Victoria. Among the other flowers in the bouquet were Juliet roses, Lily of the Valley and white and apricot sweet peas.

For her adorable bridesmaids, Lady Gabrielle called upon Isabella Windsor, Maud Windsor, Leonora Weisman, Aurelia del Drago, Eliza Goldsmith and Emily Conolly.

All of the bridesmaids wore cream-colored dresses with blush underlays and sashes, and also donned flower rings in the hair, which looked very similar to Lady Gabriella’s stunning bridal bouquet. Their outfits were also designed by Luisa Beccaria.

Additionally, all of the wedding’s adorable pageboys wore cream-colored shirts and knickerbockers, as well as shoes by Papouelli.

RELATED: New Dad Prince Harry Returns to His Wedding Venue (1 Year Later!) for Lady Gabriella’s Nuptials

The groom was also seen with a big grin on his face as he made his way into the chapel on Saturday.

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Read more: https://people.com/royals/lady-gabriella-windsor-royal-wedding-thomas-kingston/

One Year After the Santa Fe Shooting Massacre a Victim's Mom Looks Back on That Terrible Day

One Year After the Santa Fe Shooting Massacre a Victim's Mom Looks Back on That Terrible Day

A lot has changed for Rhonda Hart in the year since her 14-year-old daughter, Kimberly Vaughan, was shot and killed in the Santa Fe school massacre on May 18, 2018.

Nowadays, she’s helping former Congressman Beto O’Rourke campaign for president.

Hart attended the State of the Union as the guest of Houston Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher. She’s met top lawmakers in Washington, D.C. with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and is a Survivor Fellow with Everytown for Gun Safety. She and her son, Tyler, 11, even got to watch Friday night football with The Pioneer Woman‘s Ree Drummond and her family at their home in Oklahoma.

“What a year it’s been,” the 37-year-old U.S. Army veteran tells PEOPLE.

None of this takes away the excruciating pain she feels every time she thinks about how much she misses exchanging inside jokes and silly text messages with Kimberly, planning their next Harry Potter convention trip or just snuggling up on the couch watching TV.

That’s all gone now.

The last time Hart saw her daughter was on the morning of the shooting, as Kimberly headed into the building where she ultimately lost her life along with seven other students and two teachers.

Hart, who’d worked as a school bus driver for the Santa Fe Independent School District at the time, had just finished her route when she happened to see her daughter walking by.

“I love you!” she called out the bus window.

RELATED: ‘Thoughts and Prayers Didn’t Save My Kid: Texas School Massacre Victim’s Mom Vows to Combat Gun Violence

Smiling, Kimberly turned and answered her mother in American Sign Language, saying “I love you!” back and prompting Hart to do the same in return – one of many sweet rituals they shared.

Less than a half hour later, her daughter was dead.

“She was just too awesome for us down here, so she had to go upstairs and be awesome up there,” she said after her daughter died.

DREADING ‘THE BLUR’ OF PAIN

Since then, in the dark moments that take hold of Hart when she thinks of her daughter and all that could have been, she is gripped by a feeling she dreads.

“I call it the blur, which first happened when I found out what happened to Kimberly,” Hart says. “Physically,

Read more: https://people.com/crime/santa-fe-shooting-victims-mom-on-one-year-anniversary-of-massacre-texas/

New Mom Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Arrive at Lady Gabriella Windsor’s Royal Wedding

New Mom Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Arrive at Lady Gabriella Windsor’s Royal Wedding

Royal wedding déjà vu!

Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews were back at St. George’s Chapel to celebrate Lady Gabriella Windsor’s royal wedding on Saturday. Exactly one year ago, the couple attended the nuptials of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the same location. They also attended the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel four days before giving birth to her first child in October.

Pippa, who welcomed her first child — a baby boy — in October, wore a belted floral blue dress for the happy occasion, which she paired with the “Classic Azure Headband” by Jess Collett Milliner. Adding to the glamour, the wide style headband was covered with powder blue silk velvet. Her husband also got the color memo, adding a matching blue vest to his wedding day ensemble.

Pippa — the younger sister of Kate Middleton — is a longtime friend of the groom, Thomas Kingston. Kingston, who works in frontier market investment, popped the question to Lady Gabriella, who is a senior Director at at Branding Latin America, on Sark, one of the Channel Islands just off the coast of France.

The bride’s parents, Prince Michael and Princess Michael, were “delighted” with the news, the palace said in a statement.

Also among the wedding party were Pippa’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton, as well as her brother James Middleton. Their royal sister Kate Middleton was not at the wedding, nor was Prince William, who is preparing to attend the soccer FA Cup final. However, Prince Harry did make a surprise appearance after welcoming son Archie Harrison with wife Meghan Markle on May 6.

RELATED: It’s Royal Wedding Day! Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston Marry at St. George’s Chapel

In April, Pippa opened up about being a first-time mom to baby Arthur.

“Starting my son Arthur swimming at four months old has given him confidence and enjoyment in water,” she wrote in Waitrose Kitchen magazine. “He’s now six months old, and swimming is one of our favorite activities. The exercise helps guarantee sound daytime sleeps, and the movement has improved his digestion.”

Pippa, 35, previously said swimming had become a go-to way to keep up her fitness routine as she neared her due date.

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Read more: https://people.com/royals/pippa-middleton-arrives-royal-wedding-lady-gabriella-windsor/

Britney Spears & Sam Asghari Go on Outlet Mall Shopping Date as She Continues to Focus on Her Health

Britney Spears & Sam Asghari Go on Outlet Mall Shopping Date as She Continues to Focus on Her Health

Britney Spears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari stepped out for a shopping trip Friday afternoon as the singer continues to focus on her emotional wellbeing.

Walking hand-in-hand, Spears, 37, and Asghari, 25, flashed wide smiles as they picked up goods from Disney and Gap outlet stores in Thousand Oaks, California.

The “Gimme More” singer wore a yellow floral crop top showing her midriff, jeans and heels. While Asghari wore all black.

Spears appeared to be in good spirits when questioned by a camera operator on whether or not she’ll be performing soon.

“Of course,” Spears said according to TMZ.

RELATED: How Britney Spears’ Sons Are Coping with Her Illness: ‘They Understand’ Says Family Source

The couple’s outing comes after Spears praised her boyfriend on Instagram.

Spears shared three selfies of herself and Asghari. In the sweet snaps, the couple wear matching white T-shirts and are all smiles for the camera.

“I love this man,” Spears captioned the post, tagging Asghari, 25.

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The singer has been spending quality time with the people she loves after seeking treatment at an all-encompassing wellness facility as she continues to cope with her father Jamie’s recovery after suffering a life-threatening colon rupture.

For Mother’s Day this year, Asghari applauded Spears for her strength in a sweet tribute on Instagram. “Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful mothers out there doing the toughest job in the world! #tbt,” he captioned a photo of him cuddling up to his girlfriend of two years.

Spears and Asghari met on the set of the pop star’s 2016 “Slumber Party” music video. In January 2017, she said that she and Asghari were “basically forced” to spend time getting to know one another on the set.

RELATED: Britney Spears Dances to Michael Jackson’s ‘Scream’ After Manager Comments About Her Work Status

“We were shooting and we were doing this scene where I was doing the walk scene through the hall to go through the door to go to the bedroom, and we were sitting there

Read more: https://people.com/music/britney-spears-boyfriend-sam-asghari-step-out-shopping-trip/

Baby Sloth Is Born at Colorado Zoo After Mom's Pregnancy Surprises Keepers — See the Adorable Pics

Baby Sloth Is Born at Colorado Zoo After Mom's Pregnancy Surprises Keepers — See the Adorable Pics

Good things come to those who wait — or at least, to those who take things nice and slow.

A baby Hoffman’s two-toed sloth was born this week at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but the pregnancy initially came as a surprise to the zookeepers and staff.

The pregnancy was discovered during an unrelated vet visit for 19-year-old mom Chalupa. Zookeepers were shocked to find that after four years living with a male sloth named Bosco things had turned romantic between the duo. However, since sloths are nocturnal, it’s possible that breeding occurred after zoo hours.

The gender of the baby sloth, which was born May 14 at 12:15 p.m., will not be determined for some months, and no name has been decided on as of yet. But the baby seems strong, and first-time mom Chalupa is “exhibiting quality maternal instincts,” the zoo announced Wednesday. Both mom and baby are visible to guests in the zoo’s Monkey Pavilion.

“Sloths are famously adored for their slow-motion lifestyles,” said Monkey Pavilion animal care manager Joanna Husby. “Even successful breeding and conception can take longer for sloth parents than other animals. This baby was worth the wait, though. It’s pretty cute, with dark fur, really dark eyes and the most adorable little nose. Chalupa and the baby are bonding well, and we’re excited to watch this little sloth grow up.”

RELATED: Adorable Baby Rhino Calf Named Kamara Makes Her Debut at Des Moines Zoo

This isn’t the only sloth born in Colorado this year.

In April, the Denver zoo welcomed another sloth tot.

The adorable newborn was born to the 23-year-old Charlotte, and like Chalupa’s baby, the sex had not yet been determined, nor was a name chosen. The zookeepers in Denver said that they were giving the mom and baby time to bond.

The little sloth climbed onto Charlotte shortly after birth, and will likely stay there for six months.

In Atlanta, yet another baby sloth was welcomed back in November. The female baby sloth was named Willow in March after an online poll encouraged sloth lovers to take part in deciding her name. The other options included Blossom, Bean, Fern, Clyde and Rio.

RELATED VIDEO: Denver Zoo Welcomes Baby

Read more: https://people.com/pets/baby-sloth-takes-colorado-zookeepers-by-surprise-photos/

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