Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle got a taste of British train travel today as she and her fiancé Prince Harry ran late for an engagement in Cardiff. US-born Miss Markle and Harry left Paddington Station on time at 11.15am on route for Cardiff. The Royal couple arrived in the Welsh capital to a tumultuous welcome from fans - but delays to the GWR train meant they arrived at the Welsh capital late for their third public engagement as a couple. Besotted Harry, 33, has made a promise to his bride-to-be to undertake visits across the U.K. before their wedding, to give the actress a chance to see the country she will come to call home and meet its people. Meghan wrapped up against the biting cold in a black coat by Stella McCartney and trousers by the Welsh fashion house, Hiut Denim - and even let one fan kiss her hand (centre). The pair have stopped to greet fans of all ages, some of whom have waited outside since 6am to meet the pair.
'We've lost our beautiful girl': Parents of British backpacker, 22, in shock after Nepalese chef boyfriend, 33, killed their daughter in horrific murder-suicide in Sydney apartment
Amelia Blake's devastated parents Chris and Sharon and younger sister Lily, 20, are being comforted by relatives at home in Loughborough after the 22-year-old backpacker was found in shocking murder-suicide. Amelia was found dead last Friday in her 33-year-old boyfriend Brazil Gurung's (bottom) Sydney apartment (bottom right). Her body was heavily wounded and she had suffered appalling head injuries. Police believe he killed Amelia before taking his own life.
May and Macron break the ice with lunch at Michelin-starred pub and military parade before summit showdown over French demands for MORE cash to tackle Calais crisis
Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron are trying to thrash out their differences on borders and Brexit at a UK- France summit today. The leaders kicked off a summit at Sandhurst military academy this afternoon after enjoying lunch at the Royal Oak in the PM's Maidenhead constituency. The French president is thought to be demanding more money to boost the Calais economy - despite Britain already bowing to requests for a £45million contribution to stop migrants sneaking across the Channel. They could also have difficult exchanges over Brexit, amid fears Mr Macron will block an early agreement on a transition deal in a bid to exploit business anxiety and poach jobs. The flashpoints risk overshadowing the summit, which both leaders hope will underline the commitment to close cooperation between the countries. Mr Macron and Mrs May were served dressed crab followed by duck breast at the Michelin starred pub, with the meals prepared by last year's Masterchef: The Professionals winner Craig Johnson. A military band struck up French national anthem La Marseillaise as they arrived at Sandhurst later.
'He's been lying for so long': Woody Allen's daughter describes in graphic detail how the director sexually assaulted her and denies his claims her mother Mia Farrow 'brainwashed' her
'He's been lying for so long',' said Farrow, who was adopted by the director and actress Mia Farrow, in an emotional interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning on Thursday. 'I loved my father. I respected him. He was my hero. And that doesn't obviously take away from what he did,' she said. 'But it does make the betrayal and the hurt that much more intense.' Allen, 82, has once again rejected claims he molested his adopted daughter and accused his ex-wife Mia of 'relentlessly coaching' the 32-year-old into thinking he was a 'dangerous sexual predator'.
Four people are killed by falling trees as violent 86mph gales smash northern Europe and force Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to close
The Netherlands bore the brunt of the severe winter storms - the second this month - as bitter winds whistled off the North Sea to hit the low-lying country with full force. Amsterdam's Schiphol airport was forced to cancel all flights at one point as winds topped 86 miles an hour. Two Dutch men, both 62, have been killed by falling trees while a woman driver in Belgium died when her car was crushed by a tree as she travelled through a wood. Footage has emerged of people tumbling across the street after being caught out by powerful gusts (left). Other clips show a lorry toppling over on a motorway (bottom right) and a roof being torn off a building.
Where's the heir gone? William debuts striking new clean-shaven hairstyle during visits to a London hospital
Prince William debuted his new shaven haircut today as he backed the national roll out of a recruitment drive to help veterans find work in the NHS. The Duke of Cambridge met ex-servicemen and women at Evelina's children's hospital in London in support of the Step Into Health initiative, a programme that will help ease veterans back into civilian life. The scheme is designed to funnel the skills and experience ex-servicemen and women gained in the Army, Navy and RAF for the benefit of the health service. The prince was pictured sporting the new shaven look while visiting Evelina London Children's Hospital where he met veterans who are now working at the hospital. It is hoped the scheme will fill vacancies from porters to directors, with salaries from £15,000 to £100,000 a year. So far, a commodore, lieutenant colonel and warrant officer are among those to have secured jobs. The Duke is making two visits to celebrate the national roll out of the 'Step into Health' programme.
Charles will be thrilled! Meghan chooses a Prince of Wales checked top for her first visit to Cardiff - and excels at do-good dressing in a cruelty-free coat and a charitable handbag
The royal bride-to-be, 36, arrived in Cardiff with Prince Harry, dressed in head-to-toe in carefully chosen items supporting both the British fashion industry and charitable endeavours. Left: She chose a bag from DeMellier London, which funds life-saving vaccines for children for every bag sold, and jeans from Welsh brand Hiut Denim, the ideal diplomatic choice for Cardiff, and wrapped up in coat from cruelty-free coat by Stella McCartney. And she surely won brownie points from her future father-in-law Prince Charles in a Prince of Wales checked top (right).
The Queen laughs off a power cut during afternoon tea with WI members at a village hall - despite having to tuck into tea and cake in total DARKNESS
Her Majesty continued her annual visit to the WI branch at West Newton village hall in Norfolk, despite the power cut, right, which meant there was no heating with lighting. The Queen, dressed in a pink coat, left on her arrival, joked that she was struggling to see the WI members in the dark village hall, whilst some of the women used their IPhone torches to light up the room, inset. The ladies all enjoyed cake and tea, despite the freezing temperatures in the village hall, whilst they listened to a speech by guest speaker, BBC reporter, Susie Fowler-Watt.
Millionaire's playboy son who dragged his girlfriend by the hair and kicked her in the stomach at his £2m apartment AVOIDS jail (as court hears they are staying together)
Marco Nardone, 29, the son of a millionaire wine importer, dragged his girlfriend Toni Allcock by the hair and then kicked her in the stomach at his £2m Hammersmith flat. Nardone (pictured with his girlfriend and inset outside court), who was educated at £37,000-a-year Charterhouse school before a degree in physics at Imperial College London, had previously slapped Miss Allcock and grabbed her throat. He nodded as he was sentenced to eight weeks jail, suspended for 18 months, today despite the Chair of the bench Amanda Barron having described the assault as 'vicious, spiteful and sustained and very shocking.'
'Crossbow killer' secretly dismantled the dividing wall of his neighbour's house and snuck in through the loft to shoot him dead and wound his girlfriend in feud over noise
Anthony Lawrence (inset), 55, forced his way into the house (pictured) of neighbours Shane Gilmer, 30, and Laura Sugden (right), 27, through their loft before shooting him dead and seriously injuring her. Today more details of the murderous attack were revealed by a close relative of the couple who asked for his identify to be withheld. He claimed Lawrence had sought bloody revenge on the couple after he was evicted, because they told his landlord he smoked cannabis. The relative said: 'He [Lawrence] had removed part of the dividing wall [in the loft] and cleaned up so nobody would notice. We don't know how long ago he had done that or how many times he had been inside their house.'
Thirteen California children who were held in house of horrors by their abusive parents were only allowed to shower twice a YEAR and were fed just one meal a day - as child services say 'no one' reported the family
The children, who range in age from two to 29, were rescued on Sunday after their brave 17-year-old sister climbed through a window of the house in Perris, California, to call 911. Their parents David and Louise Turpin were arrested inside the home once police arrived. They will be arraigned on a slew of child abuse charges on Thursday. As they await prosecution and as the children, who are so malnourished doctors fear they may go into shock, recover, new details have emerged about the horrifying conditions they were forced to endure. Authorities in Perris have told Today that the children were scarcely fed and were dirty, living in a urine-soaked bedroom before they were found.
Women notice something VERY strange about their hen party photos taken just SECONDS apart... so can you spot it?
The women, who spent the weekend at a hen party in Scotland on an isolated estate, set their digital camera to a timer to take a burst of photographs and two snaps taken just seconds apart revealed something very spooky. In one photograph, left, the women can be seen posing and in the second, right, where they can be seen throwing their hands in the air, they were shocked by something rather spooky in the background.
The 95mph storm the Met Office 'MISSED': Weathermen are blasted for saying damaging gales were not severe enough to be given a name... because they happened at night
Severe gales of 93mph were recorded at Capel Curig Saws in Wales today, while gusts reached 72mph at London City Airport and Liverpool this morning. At least 30 vehicles were stuck on the A19 northbound, near Hartlepool, as heavy snow showers hit the region. Police arrived at the scene but there was no sign on any movement for a while due to snow ploughs being unable to get through. The Dartford River crossing was closed this morning due to the strong winds. causing traffic chaos on the M25, A2 and A13. Pictures of fallen trees blocking roads, emerged from across the country, including in Newport and Leicester (left). The extreme weather Britain is experiencing today is not Storm Fionn, which is making its way across Scandinavia. The remnants of the storm is creating low pressure across the UK, bringing severe gales of up to 95mph and heavy snow in the north. Today's weather bomb has not been named, after just falling below the criteria needed for a named storm. In France, where it is affecting the north of the country, it has been called Storm David. The next one is due to be called Storm Georgina in the UK.
Talk about bad taste! Hilarious images capture the WORST waiter fails - from 'stoned' staff to an endless array of smashed plates and dropped dishes
After working long shifts, some servers and waiters are bound to have some mistakes. However, FEMAIL reveals some of the worst waiter fails that are so unbelievably bad, you can't help but laugh. One server made a dessert plate for their customer that said 'Happy 75th Birday' instead of 'birthday.' A waitress knocked over a giant decorative planter on the way back to the kitchen and it shattered into pieces all over the restaurant. Some customers were left baffled when they looked at their server checks only to find curse words listed by accident, leaving them seriously confused.
Dramatic moment 'drunk' Irish woman screams 'you're the devil' in epic meltdown on Ryanair flight which forced the pilot to divert to northern Spain
The unnamed woman and her partner were escorted off flight FR7063 from Alicante to Dublin when it stopped in Santander after the passenger's furious outburst at 35,000ft. Video has now emerged showing her screaming 'You're a devil! She's a devil!' as cabin crew desperately tried to encourage her to calm down and take a seat. Footage captured by a fellow passenger shows her shouting, pointing towards the front of the plane and stomping her feet.
A river runs through it: Amazing Florida home where you can swim from the living room to the dining room and then float off to bed ... and there's even a waterfall
This Florida home has a unique feature - a river that runs through it, which allows the people living there to move around it by swimming. There is also a lagoon and waterfall at the unique home. The property was built by an architect for himself and the 88,000 square foot residence (exterior pictured inset) is said to have sold for $2.05 million last year. The owners can swim from the living room to the dining room and then float to the bedroom come night time.
Terrifying moment a man grabs a bystander as a HUMAN SHIELD before killers him down in a hail of bullets - but leave his hostage alive in Brazil
This is the terrifying moment an innocent motorist, who is about to pay for his petrol, finds himself used as a human shield and miraculously survives, as hitmen execute the hostage-taker in a hail of bullets. CCTV footage of the dramatic incident at a gas station in Sao Paulo shows the unidentified man in a yellow t-shirt walking nonchalantly towards the forecourt shop, which is out of shot, to pay his bill. As he passes between two parked cars he suddenly turns to run. For at that very moment a man comes charging into him, grabs him around the waist and as the pair stumble forward, the victim in a blue top rugby tackles the unsuspecting driver to the ground and holds onto him tightly.
'Heroic' woman is filmed running to save a commuter 'as he tries to leap in front of a train' wins praise online... but police dismiss video as 'a good FAKE'
Police have cast doubt on incredible footage that appears to show a woman stopping a distressed man from jumping in front of a train. The incident is said to have happened at Tring in Hertfordshire. At the start of the heart-stopping footage the man is seen throwing his bag against a wall and then repeatedly pacing the platform. He is on the phone and appears to becoming increasingly distressed when a couple with a baby walk past. The man then throws his mobile down - all the while the woman from the passing pair continues to look back at the agitated man. When the man is kneeling down the woman walks back towards him - just in time, it appears, to save the man from jumping in front of an oncoming train.
Friends and colleagues form guard of honour at funeral of policeman killed in Christmas Day car crash - with even the force helicopter paying respects
A 'dedicated' top cop has been laid to rest today after he died following a horrific car smash on Christmas Day. PC Dave Fields, 45, was responding to an incident in his marked BMW 3 series when he was in a head-on collision with a Citroen C3 on the A57 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Around 400 people consisting of colleagues, friends and family attended his funeral as a guard of honour was formed leading mourners into Grenoside Crematorium.
If the tables were turned! Photographer recreates outrageously sexist vintage adverts - with the MEN on the receiving end
Photographer Eli Rezkallah, 31, from Lebanon, re-shot the images from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s but swapped the roles of the male and female characters to highlight their sexist messages. The adverts, promoting brands like Hoover and Van Heusen, depict women as subservient and downtrodden while men are intelligent and domineering. The striking results of Eli's project draw attention to the derogatory and abusive meanings behind the advertisements.
You think you're having a bad day? Hilarious moment forklift driver breaks every single glass bottle on the pallet he was trying to lift
NEW This is the hilarious moment a forklift driver breaks nearly every single glass bottle on his pallet. The video starts with the sound of one solitary glass bottle shattering. From this, the driver peaks his head through the forklift's frame to assess the damage.Then, as he tries again to move the very top pallet of three, a bottle falls the distance and smashes on the ground again. But the forklift worker persists. And as he lifts the pallet up very slowly it begins to seem as if he can salvage his work and actually get the bottles down. Yet it is false hope as with each slow nudge that occurs a domino effect begins. It is unclear where this video was filmed.
Incredible moment a diver sends a shark into a trance-like state and strokes it like a puppy in the sea off the Bahamas
NEW This is the incredible moment when a British Marine biologist pets sharks like puppies in the waters near the Bahamas. Alexander Wilcox, an apprentice under conservationist and 'shark whisperer' Cristina Zenato showed off his skills to other divers as they are swamped by sharks. In the video, Mr Wilcox can clearly be seen doing what many would believe unthinkable - stroking, touching and holding one of nature's most feared predator's in tropical waters.
Crash test dummies! The REAL PEOPLE who volunteered to be strapped into a car and smashed into trees and other cars in Germany
Disturbing footage has re-emerged of real people being used as crash test dummies in 1970s Germany. The footage shows people being violently thrown around by cars in their seats during simulation car crashes. It also shows people hitting other cars with passengers inside, as well as hitting stationary objects such as trees.
Heartwarming moment rescuers use logs to free an elk that has been stuck fast in a frozen lake for hours
NEW This is the heartwarming moment when an elk is rescued after being stuck in a frozen lake in icy temperatures. The footage, taken in Brahin, Belarus shows the beast gets stuck in the lake that's turned to ice after the region suffered a freezing winter. Armed with pieces of wood, two men dressed in camouflage, hack at the lake until there is enough room for the beast to free itself.
Off the hook: Terrifying moment fishermen dive into river water just seconds before huge speedboat smashes into their vessel
A GoPro camera captured the dramatic moment American fisherman Marlin Lee Larsen's 31-foot motorboat plowed into Bryan Maess' 20-foot fishing boat near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean on August 12. Footage shows Maess, who had been fishing with passengers Christopher McMahon and Roni Durham, frantically waving his arms and shouting 'Hey!' to try and get the attention of the boat bearing down on them. 'Oh my God,' screamed one of his passengers as the realization sunk in that the boat wasn't going to stop.
The moment two boys are dramatically rescued from the sea by a DRONE in a world-first operation which saw lifeguards get the job done without getting their feet wet
Two teenage swimmers who were sucked out to sea in a rip have been rescued by a drone in a world-first operation. The boys were spotted in distress in rough seas off Lennox Head in northern New South Wales on Thursday morning. Relentless sets of large waves made it almost impossible for rescuers to reach them by boat. Luckily, the Westpac Little Ripper drone was nearby and ready for its first real-life emergency.
The house that Elsa touched! Abandoned Russian home is transformed into a frozen ice palace as temperatures in parts of the country plummet to -62C
The strength of the Russian winter is so severe that it has transformed an abandoned residence into an incredible icy palace - reminiscent of the Disney film Frozen where everything Snow Queen Elsa touched turned to ice. The house in Ekaterinburg - a city near the Ural Mountains - experienced temperatures that plummeted to -17C in January. The property resembles something out of a children's fairy story because a burst water main has almost entirely coated each room in ice, Russia Today reported.
The brave American couples who refused to let prejudice tear them apart - decades before laws prohibiting interracial marriages were finally banned
These striking black and white images capture interracial couples in the US in the late 1800s and early 1900s, at a time when such relationships were taboo and - in some cases - illegal. Clockwise from top left: Louis Gregory and Louisa Mathews Gregory met while on a pilgrimage to the Holy Lane in 1911; successful boxer Jack Johnson and his wife Etta Terry Duryea in 1910; a Chinese man with his Creole wife circa 1910; Japanese American Gunjiro Aoki and his wife Gladys; an unknown interracial couple on their wedding day; Charles Meehan and his wife Hester met as children and went on to marry.
From mountains to the sea: Stunning aerial pictures offer rare bird's-eye view of the American landscape
Photographer Jassen Todorov snapped the aerial images of rivers, lakes and mountains to show a different angle to American life than built up skyscrapers and fast food outlets. Some of the destinations that Mr Todorov has photographed from such a height include rock formations in Utah, top right, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tiny Islands in Florida, the Great Salt Lake, bottom right, and Yosemite National Park, left.
Chicago Bulls star suffers horrific injury after face-planting so hard when a slam dunk went wrong that he left TEETH MARKS on the court
Kris Dunn has slam dunked hundreds of time throughout his life, but it's safe to say none have gone as badly as one attempt on Wednesday night. It is one of the most natural aspects of a basketball player's game that it barely needs to be planned out or thought through. As the Chicago Bulls player leapt into the air, hung on top of the hoop and dropped the ball through the net, he probably didn't think twice about hanging off the rim.
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Pizza is life! Hilarious moment wailing toddler instantly transforms when her mother hands over a slice of her meal
This is the adorable moment an inconsolable baby is only appeased by getting her hands on a huge slice of pizza. Lacey Jones filmed the funny 17-second clip of her 13-month-old daughter Evie Bunting while she was grabbing dinner at an Asda cafe in Gravesend, Kent. Full-time mum Lacey from Gravesend said: 'She's a lovely baby but as soon as food comes out we call her the demon food baby - she just sits there and screams. 'People don't believe me because she's usually so innocent and lovely so I filmed her to show everyone what she's like.
'Oui, m'sieu. A hermetically-sealed, lead-lined container with infra-red...what? You've already sent it?'
Mr lava lover: Smoke cloud surrounding Mayon Volcano stuns locals because it looks like the mythical couple said to have created the Philippines landmark
An eerie photograph of ash cloud formations around the erupting Mayon Volcano in the Philippines which appears to resemble two people embracing has triggered a viral online debate over whether it is a new representation of an ancient myth. Locals say the formation bears an uncanny similarity to the ancient and tragic tale of the demise of a woman called Magayon (beautiful) who ran away with her warrior lover to escape an unwanted suitor. When her lover is shot and killed by an arrow as the couple try to flee her father and tribesmen, she commits suicide by stabbing herself.
World's best wingsuit pilots come together at neck-breaking speeds to create exquisite formations in the sky
Daredevil wingsuit pilots from all over the world came together to create stunning formations in the sky. They appeared to defy the laws of gravity with their mesmerising movements, in this captivating footage. Several thousand feet above the ground in Sebastian, Florida, members of Team Need4Speed, have congregated together from over 16 different countries to perform an array of seemingly impossible maneuvers in breathtaking symmetry. Despite hurtling through the skies at neck-breaking speeds, the group seem strangely peaceful as they create exquisite shapes in the sky.
Incredible underwater pictures show sea lions acting like playful puppies just inches away from photographer's camera
These amazing underwater photographs, taken off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, show sea lions acting like playful puppies and posing for pictures. The images were taken by marine conservationist and photographer Steve Woods, who spent four days with the sea lions. He said the mammals can sometimes appear aggressive but are keen to get to know humans.