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Prince Harry And Meghan Expecting Their 1st Child In Spring



CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child in the spring, Kensington Palace said Monday.

The announcement came hours after Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney at the start of a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Hundreds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the couple after they landed.

“Their royal highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public,” the palace said in a statement.

After their arrival in Sydney, the prince and the former American actress held hands and walked out an airport rear entrance and into a car. Meghan, wearing skinny black pants and a black, burgundy trimmed coat, was smiling and clutching folders, while Harry gave a thumbs up to bystanders.

The announcement of the pregnancy confirms weeks of speculation from royal watchers about why Meghan was not joining Harry on his Sydney Harbour Bridge climb set for Friday.

Harry and Meghan — along with Prince William and his wife, Kate, the duchess of Cambridge — have stepped to the fore in the last year as Queen Elizabeth II, 92, slightly reduces her public schedule.

Monday’s announcement is welcome news in Britain, where Meghan has won many hearts since her engagement to Harry was announced last December.

British Prime Minister Theresa May offered her “warmest congratulations” on the news, which provided a bit of relief from concerns about the stalled Brexit negotiations. “Wishing them all the best,” May tweeted.

The royal couple started dating in July 2016 after they were introduced by friends, and Harry courted Meghan on a trip to Africa shortly afterward. They kept their relationship secret for several months but word eventually leaked to the British press.

They were married in May in a spectacular ceremony on the grounds of Windsor Castle that drew tens of thousands of people to Windsor and was watched by a global TV audience.

Harry has become immensely popular in Britain, in part because of his military service and tireless work on behalf of wounded soldiers, and he has spoken often in recent years of his desire to settle down and start a family.

When the couple got engaged, Harry was asked about plans for children.

“You know, I think one step at a time, and hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future,” he said.

He said in 2015, before he met Meghan, that he would “love to have kids right now.”

Meghan has also talked about wanting to have children.

She said in a 2016 interview that becoming a mother was on her “bucket list.” She was still acting in “Suits” at the time.

“I can’t wait to start a family, but in due time,” she said.

Meghan, with her American roots and successful acting career, has been seen as a modernizing influence on the sometimes stodgy royal family, and she is credited by many for bringing happiness to Harry, who has long struggled to cope with the early death of his mother, Princess Diana.

Harry has broken new ground by talking openly about his mental health issues related to the death of his mother when he was only 12, and that candidness, which is part of a royal campaign to raise awareness about mental illness and end the stigma surrounding it, has brought the royals increased public backing.

The royal couple’s trip Down Under is their only international tour since they were married, apart from a two-day visit to Ireland.

Days after watching Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in Windsor, the couple touched down in Sydney on an overcast morning after a regular Qantas Airways flight from London with a brief stopover in Singapore.

Sydney’s weather is expected to be drizzly and cool on Tuesday, with showers forecast for most of the week.

It won’t be the first time Harry has had to brave the rain in Sydney. Last year, he made a whirlwind visit to cast his eye over the Invictus Games preparations, where he charmed his fans during torrential rain.

The couple’s current tour coincides with the games, which start in Sydney on Saturday. The sporting event, founded by Harry in 2014, gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball.

Harry and Meghan will attend the games’ opening and closing ceremonies. In all, they have 76 engagements scheduled over 16 days in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

In Australia, they will pet a koala in a Sydney zoo, visit the drought-stricken Outback town of Dubbo and meet indigenous leaders on Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, in northeastern Queensland state.

The royal couple was driven from the airport to Admiralty House, the official Sydney residence of Governor General Peter Cosgrove, who represents Australia’s head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, Harry’s grandmother. The couple had no official functions on Monday following the 17,140-kilometer (10,650-mile) flight that Qantas says takes 22 hours and 20 minutes.

Hundreds of well-wishers gathered with umbrellas outside the airport and Admiralty House in the hope of catching a glimpse of Harry and Meghan. The crowd cheered as the waving couple was driven through the gates of the harbor-side mansion.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who plans to climb with Harry to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, told Parliament on Monday that he commended the prince for coming to Sydney for the Invictus Games and welcomed the couple.

“I want to … commend Prince Harry for his tremendous initiative in lifting the spirits of every single serviceman and woman all around the globe,” Morrison said.

After the announcement that Harry and Meghan are expecting a baby, Morrison tweeted: “What fantastic news! Australia is thrilled for you both. Looking forward to sharing in the joy during your stay down under.”

U.S. President Donald Trump’s representative in Britain, Ambassador Woody Johnson, tweeted: “Happy news to wake up to on a Monday morning – congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!!”

The royal couple’s visit comes six months after Harry’s father, Prince Charles, made his 16th official visit to Australia, primarily to open the 21st Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast city in Queensland.




42 years without my Freeda’: George Foreman remembers his late daughter in touching tweet



ATASCOCITA, Texas — George Foreman is mourning the loss of his daughter, Freeda Foreman, who was found dead in her Atascocita home on Saturday.

Freeda, 42, followed her father into the ring and grew up to become a professional middleweight boxer herself.

Late Sunday, George remembered his daughter with a touching tweet: “’Daddy I want to Box,’ ‘Get an Education first’ I said, well she Brought The bacon home ( degree) 2 Kids 3 Grands (Husband) First Sunday in 42 years without my Freeda. She’s With her maker now.10 kids forever. Just 1 more day I wanted okay 1 more year aw I more decade”

George also retweeted and responded to some of his fans who sent their condolences.

“I remember you and Freeda in a King of the Hill episode. Sounded like you guys had a lot of fun. Wishing your family the best during this difficult time. 1 reply 3 retweets 43 likes Reply 1,” tweeted @jmaldonadojr02.

“@GeorgeForeman you are such a terrific example of what we should all aspire to. During a difficult time with your only family tragedy you are offering prayers to others on Twitter. You do it without fanfare or publicity, because you are a wonderful person,” tweeted @candidlycdn.

“Wow, Thank you; gotta show this one to my family,” responded George.

Freeda was one of George’s 12 children and was a mother and grandmother.

In an exclusive interview with KHOU 11 on Sunday, the family said they hope the world remembers how Freeda lived.

Freeda’s mother Andre Skeete said her daughter had two daughters, 24-year-old Justice Green and 12-year-old Marlena Foreman. She’s also the grandmother to Nevaeh, Iana and Chance.

Skeete last talked with her daughter on Thursday.

“She asked me a couple of weeks ago … ‘Mom, what was the biggest joy of your life?’ And I told her, ‘The day that you were put in my arms,’” Skeete recalled.

Even though Freeda followed in her father’s footsteps by becoming a boxer, Skeete said the sport was just 1 percent of her life.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and was on her way to graduating with a master’s in criminal justice.

Source KHOU11

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PHOTOS: Chance The Rapper marries longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley



NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Chance The Rapper is now a married man. He and his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley had their wedding in Newport Beach, Calif., on Saturday.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and and comedian Dave Chappelle were among the guests.

Photos shared on social media Monday show Chance in a white tux and his bride in a strapless gown with a long, flowing veil.


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Days before the ceremony, the Chicago Tribune reported that the couple has been legally married since December 27, when they tied the knot in a civil ceremony at the Cook County Clerk’s Office.

The rapper took to Twitter Wednesday to reveal how he first met his wife. At the age of 9, Chance attended an office party of his mom’s where his future wife was performing a dance to Destiny’s Child — it was love at first sight.

“I knew I was gonna marry that girl,” he tweeted, mentioning that he was too nervous to introduce himself that night. “16 years later it’s happening. This wknd is the time, and the place is my wedding. I’m gonna dance with my wife because this is my destiny.”

The couple have a 3-year-old daughter together named Kensli.

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Terry Crews Forced to Apologize for Espousing the Importance of Kids Having a Father Figure in Their Lives



Actor Terry Crews found himself in trouble with Twitter users again after he tweeted about the importance of children having men and women in their lives raising them.

The star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was thrust into the discussion after initially tweeting about former President Barack Obama’s message to Black boys.

“If you are really confident about your financial situation, you are probably not going to be wearing a eight-pound chain around your neck,” Obama said to a crowd of boys in Oakland, California, Feb. 19.  “Because, ‘Oh, I got a bank account.’ I don’t have to show you how much I got. I feel good.”

Crews weighed in on the matter after Derecka Purnell, a woman, wrote an op-ed on the speech for The New York Times.

“Another thing that bothers me is that this OP-ED was written by a WOMAN about how boys should be taught to grow into successful young men,” he tweeted Feb. 24. “How would she know? MEN NEED TO HOLD OTHER MEN ACCOUNTABLE.”

He followed up by saying, “I REPEAT: Women can speak with us. Just not FOR US,” when a Twitter user said it was “counter productive” to kick women out of the conversation.

But that wasn’t the end of the controversy surrounding Crews, and he wound up facing worse backlash by the time March rolled around.

Speaking about children needing men in their lives, Crews on March 1 tweeted a video of his time guest hosting “The View” four years ago. On the talk show, he discussed the importance of fatherhood.

“There are things that you need from your father,” he said. “Your father starts out he gives you your name, he tells you who you are… He gives you your inheritance and that doesn’t mean money. You inherit his story. … Your father gives you … your security. … I’m talking about your confidence. Because when your father tells you, you can do something, you believe that you can do it.”

In response to the clip, a Twitter user named Rach said, “you can’t expect to educate people if you don’t listen to others when they try to educate you.” It resulted in a back-and-forth with Crews where

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