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Ed Sheeran sings "Perfect" in tribute to Queen and Philip's lifelong love

Ed Sheeran sings "Perfect" in tribute to Queen and Philip's lifelong love (Author: Gardener)

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran will perform his love song Perfect at the Jubilee Pageant in a special, moving tribute to the Queen and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. At the finale of the carnival procession through the streets of London on Sunday, ahead of the national anthem, the star will sing the hit romantic ballad while footage of the Queen and Philip fills the giant screens surrounding the stage. Philip - the man the Queen described as her "strength and endurance" - was married to the monarch for 73 years and dedicated decades of his life to royal duty. Ed Sheeran will pay tribute to the Queen and Philip (Ian West/PA) (PA Wire/PA Images - Ian West). He died in April last year during the pandemic aged 99, leaving the Queen in mourning for her lifelong confidante. Other tributes to Philip will appear in the pageant, with a Bollywood-inspired rendition of the Queen and Duke's wedding day. A 6m long wedding cake, housing a sound system playing classic Bollywood anthems and accompanied by 250 Bollywood dancers, will descend on The Mall to re-imagine their 1947 wedding celebration. A young Prince Charles aboard the Dragon-class Bluebottle yacht with his father, the Duke of Edinburgh (PA) (PA Archive/PA Images - PA) at her side during the ups and downs of their long reign. It was Philip who broke the news to 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth that her father had died and she had ascended the throne as queen while they were on tour in Kenya. At the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, Philip was with the Queen for the river competition in extremely wet and windy conditions, joining a flotilla of 1,000 boats along the River Thames. The Royal Family aboard the Spirit of Chartwell during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant (John Stillwell/PA) (PA Wire/PA Images - John Stillwell) In her final broadcast on Christmas Day, the Queen reflected on a year of personal mourning, saying it was "missing a familiar one Laughing" as she acknowledged her husband's death. The Queen was a young princess when she first met the dashing naval cadet Prince Philip of Greece in 1939 during a visit to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, where he was studying. Princess Elizabeth and Philip after their engagement was announced in 1947 (PA) (PA Archive/PA Images - PA) Philip, who was just 18, was introduced to 13-year-old Elizabeth at the college captain's house. The couple began to write together and Philip was invited to spend Christmas 1943 with the royal family in Windsor. The Queen smiles at the Duke of Edinburgh on Horse Guards Parade during a Trooping the Color parade (Lewis Whyld/PA) (PA Archive/PA Images - Lewis Whyld) Never-before-seen footage of the Queen featured in the BBC documentary Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen revealed the overjoyed princess proudly showing off her engagement ring in a home video on Sunday night. The official announcement was delayed until Princess Elizabeth had turned 21 and returned from a royal tour of South Africa the following year. The couple married in November 1947 and a few years later engaged in married life in Malta, where Philip, a naval officer, was stationed but the death of King George VI. in 1952 changed her world. Now Head of State, the Queen's life was ruled by her duties as monarch, and the Duke, who had already given up a promising naval career when the King's health deteriorated, was destined to take a step behind his wife. In private, the Queen gave in to Philip, who led the family, and the couple's successful marriage became the solid foundation of the monarchy. The Duke was summed up by the Queen in a speech celebrating their golden wedding anniversary in 1997. Acknowledging her husband's far-reaching influence, she said: "He's someone who doesn't give compliments easily. After Philip retired from royal duties in 2017, he is said to have spent much of his time at Sandringham, enjoying the sanctuary painting and reading.

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AEW Dynamite (6/1) Preview: AEW rings in Summer Of Punk with California debut

It's Wednesday and you know what that means, it's time for the first episode of AEW Dynamite after the 2022 Double or Nothing event. (Author: Gardener)

AEW DynamiteIt's Wednesday and you know what that means, it's time for the first episode of AEW Dynamite after the 2022 Double or Nothing event. Just 4 days ago, the landscape of AEW changed with the 2022 Double or Nothing event, crowning a new world champion in CM punk, multiple debuts and more. Here's everything you need to know ahead of tonight's episode of AEW Dynamite on TBS. Jamie Hayter: If I wasn't with Britt Baker I would love to join the Blackpool Combat Club. Less than 100 hours after they went to war in the very first Anarchy in the Arena match, Jon Moxley becomes one-one with Daniel Garcia in the latest chapter of this gang war. Moxley is likely to move in the name of revenge after his regular partner Bryan Danielson was smothered by the Jericho Appreciation Society on Sunday. Garcia seeks victory over one of the few individuals in history to have held the WWE and All Elite Wrestling World Championships. Jamie Hayter and Britt Baker Face Ruby Soho and Toni Storm Again Just days after Britt Baker and Ruby Soho clash for the first-ever Owen Hart Memorial Cup and Championship, they will once again join Jamie Hayter and Toni Storm in Tag engage in team action. In a wild card scenario, New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Hikuleo will join The Young Bucks, Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly, The Undisputed Elite against Matt Hardy, Jurassic Express, Christian Cage and Darby Allin. Darby and Hikuleo replace Adam Cole and Jeff Hardy, who are currently injured. The action in this 10-man tag team match is sure to be fast-paced and painful. New AEW Champion CM Punk will be in the building. Also, Samoa Joe will likely be back home in California, and a lot more could be happening on Dynamite tonight. Here's the current lineup for tonight's AEW Dynamite: - Darby Allin, Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus and Matt Hardy vs. Hikuleo, Matt & Nick Jackson, Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly - Jon Moxley vs. Daniel Garcia - Toni Storm & Ruby Soho vs. Jamie Hayter & Britt Baker Fightful has live coverage of AEW Dynamite every Wednesday night while it airs on TBS.

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Noa Lang confirms who Arsenal wanted to replace him after revealing three offers from Leeds

The winger expects to leave Club Brugge this summer but has no regrets having missed out on a move six or 12 months earlier. (Author: Gardener)

Noa LangNoa Lang has confirmed Leeds United tried to sign him in the summer of 2021 and Arsenal made attempts of their own in January 2022. Club Brugge winger Lang is in demand ahead of the summer transfer window. Now the 22-year-old could be ready for the next step in his career. He has been linked with a move to the Premier League, where Leeds and Arsenal are known admirers, while West Ham has also been mentioned. However, Leeds and Arsenal's interest is more long-term. Reports from last summer made no secret of Leeds' desire to sign him. Arsenal began the connection shortly after the 2021 transfer window closed. But Noa Lang has now revealed how far her interest went in winter. The Netherlands international has confirmed Arsenal were considering him following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's departure to Barcelona. Lang told Het Laatste Nieuws: “Because one of them only really left at the last minute [Aubameyang], they wanted to hire someone quickly. Lang also did not dispute the links he had with Leeds a few months earlier. Leeds made three offers. However, after those missed chances, this could be the summer Lang leaves Club Brugge. Although he's still under contract until 2025, he's pretty sure it's time to move on. When asked if he was leaving Club Brugge this summer, he replied: "In my mind yes. But there's really no plan to stay at the club for another year. "I could have left last year. But I am grateful that I stayed another season. I've really learned a lot this year and now I'm better ready for the next step." As for where that could take him, he added: "To a very nice, big club. One who prefers to play in the Champions League. A club that reaches the top. "Look I'm 22. Have all the time. Also, you get it as a boy from Club. “I want to do well elsewhere first and then sign like a big boy at the absolute top of the world. I'm sure I'll get there anyway. I'm on schedule.” They narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League this season. Arsenal meanwhile struggled for a place in the Champions League until the end of the season. However, the Gunners have Europa League football on offer next season. Therefore, Lang could find Arsenal attractive if they return in the summer. They just won Serie A and will play in the Champions League next season so could be even more attractive. READ MORE: Amadou Onana haunted by Arsenal, West Ham as reasons for potential Lille exit emerge. Article Noa Lang confirms who Arsenal wanted to replace him after revealing three Leeds offers, first appearing on Teamtalk.com.

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France finally apologizes for fiasco

France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin expressed his regret at the organization of the Champions League final in Paris between Liverpool and Real Madrid on Saturday night. (Author: Gardener)

FranceFrance today finally apologized for the treatment of terrified Liverpool supporters in Paris for Saturday's Champions League final - shortly after fans were blamed for the "disproportionate" use of tears to prevent mass gatherings. France's Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin expressed his regret at the organization of the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid, which was marred by chaotic scenes for which France was widely criticized. Darmanin said the situation clearly could have been handled better, but argued that the use of tear gas prevented crowds, but acknowledged that people, including children, were injured. “Clearly things could have been better organized. It is evident that this celebration of the sport has been ruined and we deeply regret the issues, which at times have been unacceptable," Darmanin said before a Senate Gaming Safety Committee hearing. "I am sincerely sorry for this disproportionate effort and sanctions will be imposed on the officers involved," he added. Darmanin also told the Senate that two cases were referred to French police oversight over the possible disproportionate use of force during the event. Meanwhile, French Sport Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera highlighted similar crowd violence at Wembley Stadium during last year's European Championship final between England and Italy, in an apparent attempt to deflect criticism. "We have to remember all of that," Oudea-Castera said at Wednesday's Senate hearing, citing the chaos at last year's Wembley game. France, and Darmanin in particular, drew criticism in both France and Britain for the way France handled Saturday's game, with Liverpool fans accusing French police of rough treatment in a dangerous crowd. Despite thousands of Liverpool fans being ushered through small, caged entry points, footage from outside the Stade de France during the night showed French police teargassing fans, causing panic among supporters. A number of people were also shown forcing their way into the ground - many of whom were reportedly ticketless locals. The French Football Federation has claimed that 35,000 fans at the Champions League final either didn't have a ticket or had 'fake' tickets to the event - a claim that is disputed. Darmanin told the Senate that among 14 Brits arrested, one British fan was arrested for violence. President Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, on Wednesday urged the French government to investigate the chaos at the game with "full transparency". The chaos outside the Stade de France has raised questions about Paris' ability to host the 2024 Olympics. Darmanin has faced increasing criticism and has been accused of lying after blaming massive ticket fraud for the chaos. Government spokeswoman Olivia Gregoire said the matter was briefly discussed at Wednesday's regular cabinet meeting, chaired by Macron, who has yet to comment publicly. is that light is being shed on what really happened, in full transparency and very quickly," she told reporters, while stressing that Darmanin has "complete confidence" in Macrons. She said Macron also expects action from the government to ensure this "never happens again". She confirmed that 2,700 fans were unable to see the game due to the chaos. "The President of the Republic and his entire government are sad and feel sorry for these people who have lost." Despite public statements of support, French media reports said Macron was privately furious with Darmanin, 39, a high-flying right wing. The satirical weekly Canard Enchaine said Macron told Darmanin that what happened was a "major blow to France". "The Home Secretary has been specifically asked to fight back and stop insisting that we are not at fault," the source added. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen suggested Darmanin resign after defending French police and blaming ticket counterfeiting for the chaos. "The facts are extremely serious and the minister's lie is extremely serious," Le Pen told France 2 TV took place that presented a terrible picture of France, he should consider resigning," she added. The newspaper's editorial, headlined "Lie," said that the latest "risks linger in the annals of the Republic long after they have been forgotten by football fans." Darmanin blamed the chaos on "massive, industrial and organized fraud involving counterfeit tickets" and said 30,000 to 40,000 Liverpool fans turned up at the stadium either "without tickets or with counterfeit tickets". He also claimed that up to 70 percent of tickets were found to be counterfeit by staff at the first security checks outside the Stade de France. Sources inside UEFA and the French Football Federation told AFP on Tuesday that only 2,800 counterfeit tickets were spotted at the stadium's front gates, suggesting the problem was more of controlling the flow of people outside. Liverpool chief executive Billy Hogan said the club had received more than 5,000 complaints from fans over the mess in 24 hours. "We are aware that many fans were injured on Saturday night and we have asked UEFA for their matchday minutes detailing all medical incidents for the night so that we can reach out to those fans and families to help them if we can can,” said Hogan. On Wednesday, a deputy mayor of Paris also saw Liverpool fans being unfairly blamed for the chaos outside the stadium. Richard Bouigue, deputy mayor of the 12th arrondissement, which hosted a Liverpool fan zone ahead of Saturday's game, hit out in a letter to fans, writing: "The time for official denials is over, the time for apologies must He gave an insight into the organizational nightmare officials faced after the game was moved from St Petersburg at the last minute due to sanctions against Russia, and said the 12th arrondissement was "late". and chosen without consultation to host fans. But you managed to calm everyone down, to bring a neighborhood to life, to liven it up with your songs, your enthusiasm and your good mood. Revealing himself as a Tottenham fan, he said he regrets not having been a better host - and insisted locals, businesses and residents would do better 'next time'. He added: "So now I would also like to express my deep regret for the serious incidents that took place at the Stade de France earlier in the evening..." I deeply regret that the Liverpool fans have been singled out for criticism and that they alone were responsible for the failure of the organization of the final... He described the scenes around the French national stadium as a "fiasco" reminiscent of Hillsborough, blaming "malfunctions in the organization" and "lack of maintenance" of the order' for the chaos. "In closing, allow me to cherish the memory of that incredible red tide that swept across our county, proudly displaying its colors and singing its songs and hymns. Thank you for sharing this moment with us," he said. Mr Bouuigue spoke out after a source inside France's Home Office accused the government of launching a "cover-up" by blaming Liverpool fans to deflect criticism from itself.

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Amanda Holden looks incredible in her tight blue dress as she toasts the Queen

AMANDA Holden has already sunk in the pomp of the Queen's platinum anniversary after enjoying a tea party with her radio co-stars. Britain's Got Talent judge, 51, slipped into a skin... (Author: Gardener)

Amanda HoldenAMANDA Holden has already slipped into the pomp of the Queen's platinum anniversary after enjoying a tea party with her radio co-stars. The Britain's Got Talent judge, 51, donned a skintight blue dress as she toasted Her Majesty's momentous milestone on show. Amanda's strapless dress hugged her curves in all the right places and she paired it with a matching pair of blue jewel heels. The glamorous mother-of-two even raised a china teacup for the Queen, who will celebrate her 70th anniversary on the throne this week. Amanda was joined at the red, white and blue tea party by her Heart FM Breakfast Show co-stars Jamie Theakston and Ashley Roberts. Patriotic Jamie wore a Union Jack waistcoat to his Platinum Jubilee party, while US star Ashley opted for a sleek white dress and matching hat. During Wednesday's Breakfast Show, Amanda and Ashley were quizzed by William Hanson about British manners. The professional etiquette coach asked the two a few questions about how they would act in the presence of the Queen. To celebrate her triumphant win, Heart FM bosses have bought Ashley - who was born in Phoenix, Arizona - an official lady title. I'm a lady, yes!

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Britain's Got Talent's Amanda Holden films a close-up of her cleavage in a cheeky backstage video

BRITAIN's Got Talent siren Amanda Holden showed off a close-up of her cleavage in a cheeky backstage video. The 51-year-old star revealed her glamorous transformation as she prepares for second... (Author: Gardener)

BritainBRITAIN's Got Talent siren Amanda Holden showed off a close-up of her cleavage in a cheeky backstage video. The 51-year-old star revealed her glamorous transformation as she prepared for the second semifinal show last night. The video cuts to a close-up of the star's body as the camera pans across her chest and down her hips, where her purple dress splits to reveal lots of leg. Amanda's fans loved the look, with one calling her "a queen" while another saying "really spectacular." But defiant Amanda couldn't believe the fuss over her "nearly 50-year-old boobs" and said they were about to "fall off" as she discussed how much attention they'd received on BGT. Amanda pointed to her chest, laughed, and said, "Fashion has no age limit..." It drives me nuts that those nearly 50-year-old boobs get all the attention when I'm sitting next to Alesha Dixon, who's ten years younger and here carries loads of stuff below! "And that's how they're going to get off the news, so enjoy it while it lasts." On a previous episode of BGT, Amanda's sexy outfit got fans excited when they questioned if the star suffered a wardrobe malfunction. Laughing at the complaints, Amanda said, "I can see what people are thinking, it was like an underwire, you know, when you wear an underwire bikini or bra, it ends up being like an upside-down U, isn't it." I was more offended that people thought I had either huge potted nipples or nipples over my cleavage. “I seriously think my girls (boobs) need a separate representation for me because they are known on their own. They don't need me, they're going to go and make Piers Morgan's life stories by themselves next year! "

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Britain's Got Talent's Amanda Holden films a close-up of her cleavage in a cheeky backstage video

BRITAIN's Got Talent siren Amanda Holden showed off a close-up of her cleavage in a cheeky backstage video. The 51-year-old star revealed her glamorous transformation as she prepares for second... (Author: Gardener)

BritainBRITAIN's Got Talent siren Amanda Holden showed off a close-up of her cleavage in a cheeky backstage video. The 51-year-old star revealed her glamorous transformation as she prepared for the second semifinal show last night. The video cuts to a close-up of the star's body as the camera pans across her chest and down her hips, where her purple dress splits to reveal lots of leg. Amanda's fans loved the look, with one calling her "a queen" while another saying "really spectacular." But defiant Amanda couldn't believe the fuss over her "nearly 50-year-old boobs" and said they were about to "fall off" as she discussed how much attention they'd received on BGT. Amanda pointed to her chest, laughed, and said, "Fashion has no age limit..." It drives me nuts that those nearly 50-year-old boobs get all the attention when I'm sitting next to Alesha Dixon, who's ten years younger and here carries loads of stuff below! "And that's how they're going to get off the news, so enjoy it while it lasts." On a previous episode of BGT, Amanda's sexy outfit got fans excited when they questioned if the star suffered a wardrobe malfunction. Laughing at the complaints, Amanda said, "I can see what people are thinking, it was like an underwire, you know, when you wear an underwire bikini or bra, it ends up being like an upside-down U, isn't it." I was more offended that people thought I had either huge potted nipples or nipples over my cleavage. “I seriously think my girls (boobs) need a separate representation for me because they are known on their own. They don't need me, they're going to go and make Piers Morgan's life stories by themselves next year! "

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Amanda Holden, 51, dazzles as she flaunts a dress with a thigh-high slit

AMANDA HOLDEN donned a daring purple dress for night two of the Britain's Got Talent semi-final last night. (Author: Gardener)

Amanda HoldenWe use your registration to deliver content in a way you have consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include advertising from us and third parties, as we understand it. This may include advertising from us and third parties, as we understand it. Amanda Holden put on a leggy show as she filmed night two of the Britain's Got Talent semifinals. The talent show judge, 51, shared a series of snaps on Instagram in a daring purple dress that showed off her perfectly toned pins. In light of her 1.8million fans, Amanda stunned in the bespoke gown created by designer Suzanne Neville. The singer showed off her perfectly tanned legs thanks to the daring thigh-high slit down the side of the garment. Not wanting to compromise her modesty, the gap was secured by two sparkling rhinestone bands at the top of her leg to protect the star from a wardrobe malfunction. The red carpet-ready dress hugged the star's curves and featured a train that gathered at the bottom of the garment. The glittery straps at the top of the dress accentuated Amanda's ample ass and added a touch of glamor to the outfit. The star accessorized with a pair of clear PVC heels and minimal jewelry while wearing her hair in a sleek sleek style. Amanda went on to share a time-lapse of herself preparing for the show, including having her hair and makeup done by a team of experts, before being flanked by two actors dressed as Royal Guards.

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BGT judge Amanda Holden turns heads in a sensational thigh-slit dress

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden was absolutely slain in a purple dress with slit thighs in last night's live semifinals. (Author: Gardener)

Amanda HoldenBritain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden was absolutely slain in a purple dress with slit thighs in last night's live semifinals. The 51-year-old panelist, who was recently praised by Kirstie Allsopp for defending her on the ITV series, got hearts racing with her leggy number as she returned to the Hammersmith Apollo. Amanda posed with her hand on her hip for a series of snaps before the show aired, and it's fair to say she looked wild as hell. Celebrities were struck by the personality's look, which showered them with compliments. Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid and Louise Redknapp also sent compliments in the form of fire and love heart emojis. On yesterday's episode of Britain's Got Talent, impressionist Ben Nickless and musical duo Flintz and Taylor sailed into the final on Sunday after the second live semi-final show. Ben was put through straight after receiving most of the audience votes while Flintz and Taylor competed against Amber and her dancing pets, but Amanda's co-stars David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell all voted to let them through. Ben and the duo will join operatic musician Maxwell Thorpe and 13-year-old ventriloquist Jamie Leahey in the live finale, which will air on Sunday June 5th. Britain's Got Talent continues on ITV tonight at 8pm. If you have a celebrity story, video or pictures, please contact the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us at [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or our page Visit to submit content - we'd love to hear from you.

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Alison Hammond was crushed by Amanda Holden's 'harsh' BGT verdict on semifinalist

In the latest Britain's Got Talent, Amanda Holden delivered a harsh judgment on Andrew Basso, the Harry Houdini-esque escape artist (Author: Gardener)

Alison HammondIn the latest Britain's Got Talent, Amanda Holden delivered a harsh Harry Houdini-style verdict on escape artist Andrew Basso BGT: Alison and Dermot respond to Amanda's criticism of Andrew Basso. Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary were surprised by Amanda Holden's "negative" comments on Tuesday night's Britain's Got Talent finalist after a death-defying stunt. The presenters of This Morning sat down with Josie Gibson on Wednesday morning to discuss the previous night's talent show drama and singled out Andrew Basso for the judge's comments. The Harry Houdini-esque escape artist disappeared from view during his stunt in the semifinals and dove into a tank of water for several minutes during his performance. During a crucial moment of the contestant's performance, the set went dark and he was no longer to be seen. After emerging from the tank and completing his act successfully and unharmed, Amanda stunned fans by accusing the semi-final action of "cheating". The presenters of This Morning sat down with Josie Gibson on Wednesday." Speaking at the This Morning studio, Josie agreed with the judge's comments, saying: "Everyone was on the edge of their seat when they first watched him. The set went dark and he was out of sight. Dermot pushed back and said, "He went in with a lot of handcuffs and came out without them, so obviously he did it." "She's not usually like that, is she? After the This Morning studio played the BGT clip, Dermot said of Andew Basso: 'Poor bloke, literally ties him up, he's soaking wet and you're disappointed.'" Alison added: "He was out of breath, poor thing, imagine that." The Harry Houdini-esque escape artist disappeared from view during his stunt, but Josie was adamant Amanda made the right decision, saying: "It was a bit like turning the TV off and on again and saying 'Surprise!'." Several fans agreed with Amanda and flocked to Twitter for comment on Tuesday night. One wrote: "Wait what!!!! Britain's Got Talent continues on ITV tonight.

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