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The road to a royal engagement: A look back at Harry’s past loves

Prince Harry is officially off the market after announcing his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle, after being linked in the past to several women including a law student, charity worker, rock singer and Real Housewife. After dedicating a decade in service to the British Army as well as charity work, and stepping up into his royal duties on behalf of the queen, the 33-year-old royal first indicated he was ready to settle down after publicly announcing his relationship with Suits‘ Markle in July 2016. Prince Harry,with Chelsy Davy as they attend…

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Vows: Love’s Road Home

By C. J. CHIVERS The engagement began as notification more than proposal. Samuel J. Siatta was an inmate in the Shawnee Correctional Center, a state penitentiary in southern Illinois, serving a six-year sentence for a home invasion in which he had struck another man with a frying pan. Ashley Volk was his off-again, on-again girlfriend since the sixth grade. It was early 2016. She had driven six hours to visit him between bartending shifts. The two faced each other across a cafeteria table. He rested his tattooed arms on top….

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Celine Dion Loves You. And You. And You.

Annick Chenard, 38, has seen Celine Dion in concert 21 times and also has a large tattoo of Ms. Dion’s face and flowing hair on her right shoulder. She recently spent a whole day out on a Montreal street with a fold-up chair and a poncho, waiting for a slim chance to meet her queen. Was Ms. Chenard O.K. waiting this long? “What do you mean, wait this long?” Ms. Chenard said, exasperated. “I saw her over 20 times and never met her!” Ms. Chenard was among more than a…

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Esperanza Spalding’s Pop Culture Loves

Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding puts her spin on the history of design at Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt museum in a show about transformation, the motif of her latest album, ‘Emily’s D+Evolution.’ Smithsonian magazine spoke with her about her new gig, her pop culture loves, and her thoughts on social media Tell me about your guest-curated exhibition. How did you go about selecting and organizing objects? I wanted to present objects through the lens of D+evolution. So in conversation with the curators on the team that they selected for me, we…

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Bake Off's Noel Fielding now says he loves cake

Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding has responded to reports that he would not be eating any cake on the Channel 4 show. The comedian and actor said he was joking when he told a journalist he wouldn’t be partaking in any nibbles during the baking contests. “No-one likes a tubby gut,” the Sunday Times reported. But Fielding tweeted that he had actually joked: “No-one likes a tubby goth.” The Mighty Boosh star added: “I love cake.” In The Sunday Times magazine interview, Fielding was quoted as saying: “Sugar…

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