Jessica Mulroney Can’t Wait for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Anniversary in New Instagram

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who will welcome their first child in the coming days, are about a month away from their first wedding anniversary on May 19, but the Duchess of Sussex’s close friend Jessica Mulroney is celebrating the occasion early.

The Canadian stylist shared a photo from the big day on Instagram on Sunday, showing her 8-year-old twin sons, Brian and John Mulroney, holding the train of Meghan’s veil as she walked into St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

“Almost a year ago … google reminded me,” Jessica captioned the shot on Instagram.

The boys, whose grandfather is the former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, memorably carried Meghan’s lengthy veil (which extended long past her train) side-by-side, leading the rest of Meghan and Prince Harry‘s wedding party down the aisle. One of the twins showed off a memorable wide gap-toothed smile as he walked down the aisle.

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The twins’ little sister Ivy, 5, also had a special role at the royal wedding. Ivy didn’t hold a bouquet during the procession – and when the children filed past Harry and Meghan at the altar, the bride passed her own bouquet to Ivy, who was holding hands with two fellow bridesmaids as she proceeded down the aisle.

In the official portraits of the newlyweds with their entire bridal party and family, Ivy and Florence van Cutsem, goddaughter of the groom, were spotted adorably sharing a floral arrangement.

Ivy’s father, Canadian television host Ben Mulroney, shared on Your Morning that Ivy made “very good friends” with the other bridesmaids.

“The kids had a chance to get to know each other a little bit at these rehearsals and some …read more

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For NYC to Go Green, Iconic Buildings of Steel and Glass Would Be Banned, Says de Blasio

Speaking on the morning of Earth Day, April 22, on Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (shown above, beside fellow Democrat, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) declared that if the Big Apple is to “go green,” it will need to ban the very steel and glass towers for which it’s known.

The city’s most iconic skyscrapers are the “biggest source of emissions” in New York City, he insisted.

The dramatic shift, plus a switch to renewable energy within five years, are what’s necessary for New York City to embrace the Green New Deal, de Blasio said.

“We are putting clear, strong mandates” in place to lower emissions, he said.

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The radical new proposal known as the Green New Deal — despite its staggering projected cost and requirement for a massive systemic overhaul — is backed by several Democratic 2020 contenders.

It would cost several trillion dollars — in taxpayer money, of course.

Related: Kamala Harris Not Worried About the Cost of the Green New Deal

De Blasio on Monday also said property owners would face massive fines unless buildings are retrofitted.

He spoke as if New York City would be “the first of any major city on the Earth to say to building owners, ‘You’ve got to clean up your act, you’ve got to retrofit, you’ve got to save energy.”

“If you don’t do it by 2030,” he added, “there will be serious fines, as high as $1 million or more for the biggest buildings.”

He also said, “We’re going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers, which are incredibly inefficient. If someone wants to build one of those things, they can take a whole lot of steps to make it energy efficient, but we’re not going to allow what we used to see …read more

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Prince Harry Shows Off His Unexpected Photography Skills to Celebrate Earth Day on Instagram

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want every day to be Earth Day.

The royal couple, who are expecting their first child any day, celebrated the environment conservation holiday on Monday with a post on their newly launched Instagram page.

“Today is #earthday – an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and continue to safeguard our planet, our home,” they captioned a series of photos.

The first snap in the series showed Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, during their visit to the Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua in New Zealand during their October royal tour. The couple stroll hand-in-hand through the majestic trees.

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Today is #earthday – an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and continue to safeguard our planet, our home. The above, Their Royal Highnesses in Rotorua, New Zealand. Of the 170 different species originally planted in the early 1900’s, only a handful of species, including these majestic Redwoods, remain today. Next, we invite you to scroll through a series of 9 photos taken by The Duke of Sussex©DOS sharing his environmental POV including: Africa’s Unicorn, the rhino. These magnificent animals have survived ice ages and giant crocodiles, amongst other things! They have adapted to earth’s changing climate continually for over 30 million years. Yet here we are in 2019 where their biggest threat is us. A critical ecosystem, Botswana’s Okavango Delta sustains millions of people and an abundance of wildlife. Huge bush fires, predominantly started by humans, are altering the entire river system; the ash kills the fish as the flood comes in and the trees that don’t burn become next year’s kindling. Desert lions are critically …read more

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Kate Middleton Wore Something from Her Wedding Day to Easter Services — and You Probably Missed It

Kate Middleton picked a very special piece from her jewelry box to complete her Easter Sunday look – and give a nod to her eight-year wedding anniversary!

The royal mom of three, 37, joined Queen Elizabeth, husband Prince William, brother-in-law (and soon-to-be dad!) Prince Harry and other members of the royal family for church over the weekend. She wore a perfect springtime look, pairing an Alexander McQueen light blue coat-dress with a matching fascinator by Jane Taylor – an outfit she previously wore to an Easter service back in 2014 during her visit to Australia.

But eagle-eyed royals fans noticed that Kate also sported the Robinson Pelham earrings she wore for her 2011 wedding to William. The diamond sparklers are stylized oak leaves with a pear-cut diamond drop and a suspended diamond acorn at its center. The earrings were specially made to pay homage to Kate’s coat of arms and complement the Cartier halo tiara that she wore for her walk down the aisle.

The choice of earrings was no coincidence – on April 29, Kate and William will celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary.

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Before the service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Kate — now a pro at royal protocol — shared a moment with the Queen, putting on a model curtsy.

With one foot behind the other, Kate bent her knees and smiled at the monarch, while also slightly bowing her head — exactly how Myka Meier, founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette says a curtsy should look.

Last year, Meier told PEOPLE that a curtsy should be subtle – and that the deeper and longer you pause shows more respect and formality.

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