The crowds outside Buckingham Palace were all begging for Prince William and Kate Middleton to kiss — but one young bridesmaid’s expression showed just what she thought of the whole business.
Three-year-old Grace van Cutsem, the new Duke of Cambridge’s goddaughter, covered her ears, leaned on the ledge and stared balefully at the crowd as the royal couple locked lips behind her, photographs showed.
Kate tried to comfort the little girl, whose comedy moment apparently came after she became overwhelmed by the noise of the event as some 500,000 people massed in The Mall outside the palace.
Grace and the other five children who made up Middleton’s troupe of bridesmaids and pageboys had otherwise behaved impeccably throughout the wedding service in London’s Westminster Abbey.
The only other hiccup was when Eliza Lopes, the three-year-old granddaughter of William’s stepmother Camilla, repeatedly fiddled with her floral headdress apparently fearing it would slip off.
“Their quality was superb. Everything was perfection,” said one of the well-wishers below, Doris Narty, 74, from Ghana.
Chinese automobile manufacturer Zotye Auto is a household name in China. The company is famous for manufacturing copies of car models by luxury international brands including Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini. After a long delay, on June 22, Zotye Auto finally released its 2019 year end financial results. The report revealed that last year, the automaker suffered losses of 11.2 billion yuan (approximately NT$46.6 billion), or an average of 30 million yuan per day. The company’s market value also shrank from 30 billion yuan to a mere 3.6 billion yuan. Even worse, because the company is unable to guarantee the authenticity,
Onions, with their sweet aroma, are a popular cooking ingredient, used in both Western and Eastern cuisines. Today, however, information is appearing online suggesting that onions should not be eaten with fish, shrimp, seaweed or honey, as these combinations cause kidney stones. But is there any truth to this? The Taiwan FactCheck Center asked dieticians and experts and confirmed that this information was false. Onion loving foodies everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. According to information on certain social media platforms, onions should not be eaten together with fish, as the fish has a high protein content, and the oxalic
Pluto, a frigid little world inhabiting the solar system’s outer reaches, may have been born as a warmer place sheltering a subsurface ocean that still exists today, researchers said on Monday. An analysis of images of its surface taken in 2015 by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft and computer simulations of the dwarf planet’s interior led the researchers to propose a “hot start” scenario for Pluto’s formation some 4.5 billion years ago as the solar system, including Earth, took shape. “When Pluto was forming, new material would have been coming in and impacting its surface. Each impact is like an explosion that
North and South Korea on June 25 marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War with largely subdued commemorations amid the coronavirus pandemic, a day after the North abruptly halted a pressure campaign against the South. As well as pitting North against South, the Korean War embroiled each side’s communist and Western allies — with the Soviet Union and China backing Pyongyang, and a US-led coalition under a UN banner supporting Seoul. The conflict broke out on June 25, 1950, caused the deaths of up to three million Koreans (the vast majority of them civilians) and ended with