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UK palace says no comment on report Markle’s father won’t attend wedding

LONDON: Prince Harry’s office declined to comment on Monday on a report by US celebrity news site TMZ that the father of his US fiancee Meghan Markle would not attend the couple’s glittering wedding in Britain on Saturday. TMZ said on Monday that Thomas Markle had decided not to attend the marriage of his actress daughter to the British prince, who is Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, because he did not wish to embarrass the royals after media reports that he had staged paparazzi photographs. “We have got nothing on this at…

Liverpool frustrated, Southampton and Palace boost survival chances

Liverpool’s hopes of virtually securing a top-four Premier League spot were frustrated by a battling Stoke City side who restricted the usually free-scoring Reds to a goalless draw at Anfield on Saturday. But Stoke’s hard-won point may not be enough to secure the visitors’ survival after Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace all won. With Swansea City due to play Chelsea later on Saturday, the fight for positions at both ends of the table will go to the final day. Liverpool, who still have to face…

Princess Diana’s personal music collection among items to go on show at palace

LONDON: Rarely-seen possessions belonging to Britain's late Princess Diana including her music collection and ballet shoes are to go on display this summer at London's Buckingham Palace to mark the 20th anniversary of her death. Many of the objects selected to feature in the display were chosen by Diana's sons Princes William and Harry "to reflect their mother's commitment to duty and their personal memories of her", the Royal Collection Trust said on Friday. Diana, the first wife of heir-to-the-throne Prince…