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#EngKnowledge: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Royal Wedding Trivia

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Official engagement picture of Duke and Duchess of Sussex by photographer Alexi Lubomirski (Harper’s Bazaar).

Saturday, 19 May 2018, saw the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, who were designed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shortly before the ceremony started. Here are the facts of the 2018 Royal Wedding:

  1. Although there was no set protocol, a royal wedding of the British royal family has always happened on a weekday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex opted for a weekend wedding to allow as many people as possible to celebrate the occasion.
  2. Having come from a biracial background, the Duchess of Sussex has been considered by many to make the British monarchy more accessible and diverse.
  3. The Duchess has also been involved in numerous charitable works, including issues on equality and women’s health.
  4. Photographer Alexi Lubomirski, who captured the Duke and Duchess’ official engagement pictures, was selected to cover the wedding.
  5. American Bishop Michael Curry captured the world’s attention with a long and powerful address. The Chicago-born bishop spoke passionately about the power of love, quoting Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
  6. The Duke and Duchess’ wedding song, Ben E King’s classic ‘Stand by Me,’ was performed during the ceremony by Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir.
  7. Also performing was Sheku Kanneh-Mason. The 19-year-old cellist, who was dubbed BBC’s Young Musician of the Year in 2016, performed 3 songs.
  8. Clare Waight Keller from Givenchy was the designer of the Duchess’ wedding dress. The dress was also complemented by a veil which had flowers from 53 Commonwealth nations embroidered on it.
  9. The Duchess paid tribute to the late Princess Diana by including forget-me-not, Princess Diana’s favourite flower, in her wedding bouquet. The bouquet also contained flowers hand-picked by the Duke from Kensington Palace.
  10. The Duchess of Sussex has followed tradition of placing her wedding bouquet on the tomb of the unknown warrior at Westminster Abbey. The tradition was started by Queen Mother (the mother of Queen Elizabeth II) the day after her wedding to future King George VI.

Those are #RoyalWedding trivia that I can share with you, fellas.

Source: The Sun, ABC Australia, CBC Canada, BBC, The Telegraph, and Harper’s Bazaar.

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 21 May, 2018.


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#EngTrivia: Other Words for “Wedding”

First of all we would like to wish our dear admin @Patipatigulipat and Raymond a great wedding day today!

“Selamat hari bahagia, the cutest admin on @EnglishTips4U. Selamat menempuh hidup baru, @Patipatigulipat. ^_^” – @NenoNeno

Congratulations to you both and we wish you all the best in embarking your new life together :) Raymond selalu jagain Patty baik-baik yaa :D

“Yeayy, happy wedding our admin :) RT @EnglishTips4U: First of all we would like to wish our dear admin @Patipatigulipat and Raymond a great..” – @ArwikaYulenda

Talking about a wedding, today’s #EngTrivia would be on the word “wedding” itself :)

Oxford dictionary states, wedding (noun) is “a marriage ceremony, especially considered as including the associated celebrations.” Or its simplest definition, wedding is “the act or ceremony of marrying” [http://dictionary.com ]

“Wedding” the noun comes with the verb “wed” which means “to blend together or unite inseparably” or “to become united or to blend”

Did you know that the word “wedding” can be said in other ways? There are some idioms we can use as the subtitution of “wedding,” such as:

  1. “Take one’s vows.” Meaning: to get married and take your wedding vows or make your wedding promises.
    • Example:
      • “My brother and his fiancee took their vows at last.”
  2. “Tie the knot.” Meaning: to get married.
    • Example;
      • “Patty and Raymond tied the knot today in a blissful celebration.”
  3. Walk down the aisle together.” Meaning: to get married (in this case in a church where the bride walks down the aisle to the altar).
    • Example:
      • “At last, they decided when they would walk down the aisle together.”

What about “hear wedding bells“? “Hear wedding bells” means to think that someone is going to get married. So, it’s more like predicting someone is getting married

So “wedding” is related to “get married” which is also related to “marriage”

Marriage (noun) broadly means “any of the diverse forms of interpersonal union established in various parts of the world, to form a familial bond that is recognized legally, religiously, or socially, granting the participating partners mutual conjugal rights and responsibilities and including. For example, opposite-sex marriage, same-sex marriage, plural marriage, and arranged marriage” [http://dictionary.com ]

Sorry for the long definition, but I think that’s the best definition on the word “marriage” :)

“I wanna tie the knot with you. Is it rite?” Hmm.. you can say that…” – @aaaLaq

So, I hope this #EngTrivia session has been useful for you, fellas :) Have a great weekend!

Once again, Congratulations to @Patipatigulipat and Raymond :) Have a great marriage life! :D We admins send our love for you both!

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on Sunday, March 22, 2014.


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#EngGame: The eve of Patty’s wedding day

Who’s up to help complete a short story? Rearrange these jumbled letters and form a words to go with the story.

Once upon a time, in a field full of [1. TRANRAFG] flowers, there were three tents built under the cool moonlight. People hustled to prepare for a celebration. Everybody [2. LOUIZANYX] awaited for tomorrow. Tables were [3. DEEDCAROT], chairs tied with sashes, and pretty chandeliers hung above the dance floor.

“Poxy Panda, though you look great in the tail coat tuxedo, the party isn’t until tomorrow [4. NEENVIG].” said Richie Rat. “I’m well aware of that, Richie Rat. I just can’t wait [5. TONHEAR] minute to show the long tail I have behind me.” said Poxy Panda.

Minzy & Pinzy swoosh by twirling around in an [6. KRAWDAW] waltz. “Richie, Poxy, do make way. We’re practicing for tomorrow.”

“I’m so [7. TIXCEED] I think I will start hopping even in my dream.” said Billie Bunny.

By the [8. CANTREEN], Popo Penguin tied the last pull for the wedding bell hung under an arch of lilies and roses. “That’s just [9. TCREEFP], Popo Penguin.” said Matcha Fish. “Now we’re all ready for the wedding.”

Looking [10. UDRONA] in the tent, Popo Penguin couldn’t find Patty Owl. “Where is the bride-to-be, Matcha Fish?” “She’s gone to her room to tuck away the hand [11. OUTUBQE] before Brown Bear ruin it.” answered Richie Rat. “Good idea.” said Pinky Octopus. “I’ll catch up with Patty Owl right after I [12. ACHSTN] that martini glass from our groom-to-be.”

“He wouldn’t [13. PARTPIEACE] a headache in the morning.” said Popo Penguin, tapping his feet.  “Come now, Raymond. You’ll be the best groom for Patty Owl.” [14. USREADS] Matcha Fish. “And your bride shall be the happiest girl to have you.” continue Poxy Panda, [15. YAPLING] with his new tail.

After everybody had cleared the decorated tent, Patty Owl [16. TREENDUR] one last time and think, “I can’t believe I’m really getting marriedtomorrow.” With the happy [17. HGOTHUT], Patty Owl slept with a wide grin.

Rearrange the jumbled letters and complete the story.

Answer:

  1. Fragrant;
  2. Anxiously;
  3. Decorated;
  4. Evening;
  5. Another;
  6. Awkward;
  7. Excited;
  8. Entrance;
  9. Perfect;
  10. Around;
  11. Bouquet;
  12. Snatch;
  13. Appreciate;
  14. Assured;
  15. Playing;
  16. Returned;
  17. Thought.

Check out the answers, fellas. I’m sure it was quite an easy #EngGame, wasn’t it? :D

Unbeknown to you, fellas, part of the short story is true… A day after this article was posted, one of our admin walked down the aisle.

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Though not all admins can come to the wedding, we all wish Patty & Raymond a blissful wedding, a loving family and a blessed union. XOXO

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, March 21, 2014

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