Everything You Need To Know About Saturday's Royal Wedding

In case you missed it this past weekend, much of the world closely observed one of the most anticipated events of 2018, Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle. The fairy tale wedding did not disappoint. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went against several royal conventions. For one, they put an end to the long-standing streak of an all-white British monarchy, but they also got married on a weekend, rather than the royal tradition of weekday nuptials. 

Here is the American side of the family showing off their royal wave.

This allowed for incredible celebrity sightings (don’t forget, Meghan was an actress on the popular TV series Suits), outfit changes, a wild party—and resulted in over 1.9 billion people tuning in live around the world

Here’s what you need to know about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Royal Wedding.

1. These were the larger-than-life florals cascading the walls of St. George Chapel, where the two got married. 

2. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became the sixteenth royal couple to get married at Windsor Castle since 1863.

3. Here’s the ring Prince Harry proposed with. It was custom made by the court jewelers Cleave and Company, and featured one diamond from Botswana as well as two smaller stones from Harry’s mother, Princess Diana’s collection.

4. At the wedding, Meghan made a regal entrance, wearing a Givenchy dress and a tiara lent to her by the queen. Her veil was hand-embroidered with flora representing the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. She walked halfway down the aisle alone, until Prince Charles accompanied her to Prince Harry. 

5. At which point, the internet melted. 

6. During the church ceremony, gospel singers sang “Stand By Me.”

7.  Teenage cellist Sheik Kanneh-Mason performed.

8. Eventually the newlyweds made a picture-perfect exit.

9. At some point during the daytime luncheon celebration, Elton John performed some of his hits, and this lemon elderflower cake was served. The cake caused a bit of a stir, as it represented another shift from royal wedding tradition, which typically calls for fruit cake to be served the the reception.

10. Prince Harry, Meghan and Elton John weren’t the only ones looking stunning during the Windsor Castle daytime affairs, which called for men to wear “morning dress” (morning coat + waist coat + tie + striped trousers) and women to wear a formal day dress (or skirt suit) with a mandatory hat. 

11. Only a select few of the daytime invitees were invited to continue to the royal couple’s evening reception, which Idris Elba apparently DJed. And Serena Williams’ beer pong skills allegedly put everyone else to shame.

12. After Prince Charles and Camilla decided to “leave the young ones to it” around 11PM, there was a spectacular firework display, which many say was Harry’s decision, as they remind him of his late mother, Princess Diana of Wales. 

13.  Rumor has it, the party continued into the early morning hours in London’s exclusive Chiltern Firehouse restaurant. 

And after that, there was a private house party, making this wedding sound like the funnest and wildest the monarchy has maybe ever had.

But the hangover seems to have worn off quickly, as Kensington Palace released official photos of the wedding early Monday morning.

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The New 'Carpool Karaoke' Featuring 'Game Of Thrones' Stars Is Everything You Want

James Corden’s video segment on the The Late Late Show with James Corden, “Carpool Karaoke” is now Carpool Karaoke: The Series. This is obviously pretty exciting news, because the videos of everyone’s favorite celebrities singing along to their own music are wildly popular, but sadly short. Apple Music has taken the concept and turned it into a full show, so you get more of your beloved TV, music, and movie stars driving around than ever.

And look who they’re teasing you with:

Entertainment Weeklyreports that Game of Thrones stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner filmed their episode during a visit to Austin, Texas, at the South by Southwest festival in March. Their episode premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m., but if you’re wondering how they’ll fill a half hour program about karaoke with the antics of two actors who don’t sing, a new teaser is very illuminating.

In this clip, Williams and Turner play a game they claim was popular on set the first season of GoT: just take an ordinary sentence and try to say it like Ned Stark. I know, he died so long ago, but the girl’s impressions will bring it all right back:

They do tie it into music by featuring popular music quotes, like, “Becky, look at her butt.” It’s amazing, you really can hear Ned Stark asking you to look at a woman’s butt!

Hard to wait for the rest of the episode, but enjoy this clip of the girls singing Hakuna Matata to the Game of Thrones theme song to get you through:

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'Making A Murderer' Is Getting A Second Season, Here's Everything We Know

Remember earlier this year when everyone was losing their minds over Making A Murderer? Well, Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are about to make a return. Netflix has confirmed that season 2 is currently in production. 

The new episodes will feature Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner as she takes on the case. In a statement, show runners Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos said:

“We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series.

“The viewers’ interest and attention has ensured that the story is not over, and we are fully committed to continuing to document events as they unfold.”

There’s no word on when it will be released, or how many episodes we’ll get, so we’re just going to have to wait patiently for that. 

If you’ve forgotten the facts, here’s a quick run down. In 1985, Avery was wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years for sexual assault. He was set free in 2003 after advances proved that it was another man. But he Dassey were quickly accused and found guilty of murdering 25-year-old Teresa Halbach. 

Many believe that they were set up by police in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, to avoid a $ 36 million lawsuit for the wrongful conviction. You can read more about that here

Fans are understandably excited by the show’s return…

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J.K. Rowling Told Us Everything We Need To Know About The American Wizarding School

In anticipation for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts, J.K. Rowling has written some background to the American School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Ilvermorny.

The houses for Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are each named after the favorite magical creature of the family members who founded the school. While we don’t yet know the complete personality profiles of each house, here they are: 

Wampus, which “favors warriors.”

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One of two sons, Webster Boot, chose Wampus, because he was “argumentative but fiercely loyal.”

 

Horned Serpent, which “favors scholars.”

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Mother to the family Isolt Sayre chose the Horned Serpent because she felt a kinship with the creature.

Pukwudgie, which “favors healers.”

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The father of the family, James Steward, chose the Pukwudgie because Isolt made a joke about one once. Classic dad move. 

And Thunderbird, which “favors adventurers.”

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The second brother, Chadwick Boot, chose Thunderbird, because they were “intelligent but often temperamental.”

The complete history of the school is here, but summarized the best snippets below:

Isolt was born in around 1603 and fled Ireland for America to escape her abusive aunt, Gormlaith Gaunt. The Gaunts are ancestors of Voldemort. 

In America she met James Steward, a muggle who saw her using magic. She had planned to kill Steward, but they instead fell in love and adopted two orphaned magical boys, Chadwick and Webster.

Isolt set up Ilvermorny for magical children and named it after her childhood home in Ireland. 

Ilvermorny runs in a similar fashion to Hogwarts because Isolt had read about the school in England. 

At one point, Isolt discovers that her wand belonged to Salazar Slytherin and contained basilisk horn. They buried the wand, but it soon sprouted a snakewood tree.

The robes of the school are blue and cranberry because Isolt wanted to be in Ravenclaw as a child and James loved cranberry pie. 

And yes, you can get sorted into your own Ilvermorny house if you don’t fancy going to Hogwarts after Brexit. 

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