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Perceken belül kezdődik a 21. század eleinte legvalószínűtlenebbnek tartott, most viszont kétségkívül leginkább várva várt nemzetközi esküvője! Harry brit herceg ma délben veszi el az amerikai, elvált, félvér ex-színésznő Meghan Markle-t! Ne maradj ki a mulatságból, ünnepelj egy angol középfokú nyelvvizsga jellegű, MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ feladattal! A WEDDING ABC betűihez találd meg a kontextusnak megfelelő szót a három megadott alternatíva közül! Opciók a cikk alján!
A for __________(1)
The official announcement states that 'the wedding will take place in spring 2018', but reports have suggested it could be happening in April. Windsor Castle - the perfect reception venue - is to be closed on that day and its state apartments will be shut on the day before and the day after. However, a Betfair spokesperson has also said there has been a flurry of betting for a May date.
B for __________(2)
Popular Meghan has her pick of __________(2). As both her best friend and stylist, Jessica Mulroney is the main contender for matron of honour. Tennis champion Serena Williams is another possibility. She met the bride-to-be at a charity football game in 2014 and Meghan says they're connected by 'our endless ambition'. Star Wars actress Janina Gavankar recently shared a selfie with Meghan, her friend of 15 years, saying: 'Couldn't be prouder how far we've come'. Then there's her gym buddy, fitness guru Heather Dorak, and her old uni friend, TV producer Lindsay Roth, who enlisted 'selfless' Meghan as her maid of honour last August.
C for __________(3)
After behaving impeccably during the May wedding of her aunt Pippa Middleton to James Matthews, HRH Princess Charlotte, who turned three on May 2, could reprise her role as s flower girl for Uncle Harry's big day. Her four-year-old brother Prince George received a ticking off from his mother Kate at Berkshire nuptials, but is likely to join his little sister as a page boy. Harry is very fond of his niece and nephew, referring to them as the 'most amazing things ever'.
D for __________(4)
William famously presented Kate with their late mother's blue sapphire engagement ring and Harry has also paid tribute to the late __________(4) Princess of Wales by presenting Meghan with a ring that includes two diamonds from her private collection.
E for __________(5)
When asked about her dream wedding gown, Meghan once said: 'I personally prefer dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic.' Step forward Canadian/Turkish fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu, a favourite of Meghan, who has been wearing the label for years. His penchant for giving antique lace and fancy frills a modern twist make him a likely go-to for the wedding gown. Other choices could include a classic look by English designer Jenny Packham, a floral dress by Elie Saab or a fairy-tale number - much like her character wore in legal drama Suits - by Oscar de la Renta.
F for __________(6)
Despite being blessed with a fresh, glowing, complexion, Meghan will go all out to look her best on her big day. A facial courtesy of Sarah Chapman is just the thing - and the beauty guru to the stars gave Meghan a treatment at her Chelsea clinic Skinesis after she flew into the UK just over a week ago. Meghan, whose mum Doria encouraged her to start getting facials when she was just 13, has previously spoken about practising facial massage at home, trying infra-red saunas, drinking two litres of water a day and using a clarins serum and moisturiser.
G for __________(7)
The cute beagle and his canine companion Bogart, a Labrador-shepherd cross, are described as 'my loves' by Meghan. She's revealed that one is staying with close friends and the other has been in the UK for a while. They're used to posing for photos, featuring heavily in her past social media posts, but whether they'll play a part in her big day as doggie ring bearers is another matter.
H for __________(8)
Meghan's mum Doria Ragland is the only known family member to have met Harry. The yoga teacher, who has allegedly been offered a room at Anmer Hall when the royals celebrate Christmas in Sandringham, was by the couple's side at October's Invictus Games closing ceremony in Toronto. She is divorced from Meghan's father Thomas Markle, but the two remain friends. It's not known whether Meghan's half-brother Tom Markle Jnr will attend, or her half-sister Samantha Grant. She has previously criticised Meghan for not reaching out when she was diagnosed with MS.
I for __________(9)
Meghan is a keen calligrapher and may well address the __________(9) herself! Celebrities hoping to receive one include Victoria Beckham who attended the the 2011 royal wedding. She might even design Meghan's gown, as Meghan is a fan of her clothes. Actor Patrick J Adams, who plays Meghan's love interest on Suits, describes their relationship as like 'brother and sister' so he may be there. Their mutual pal Markus Anderson, a businessman, is a very likely attendee. Former Made in Chelsea star Millie Macintosh, American socialite Olivia Palermo and actresses Gem Pinkney and Priyanka Chopra could attend. The groom's gusets may include actor Dominic West, Barack and Michelle Obama, singer Joss Stine and Harry's old friend Guy Pelly.
J for __________(10)
The Archbishop of Canterbury __________(10) Welby will officiate their church wedding. Congratulating the couple on Twitter, he wrote: 'I'm absolutely delighted to hear the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now engaged. I wish them many years of love, happiness and fulfilment - and ask that God blesses them throughout their married life together.' He previously baptised TRH Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
K for __________(11)
Among the first to react to the news was the Prime Minister Theresa May. She tweeted her 'warmest congratulations' to the pair, calling the announcement 'a time of huge celebration for two people in love'. Her predecessor David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, Fearne Cotton and Paula Radcliffe were among other celebrity supporters tweeting their best.
L for __________(12)
During their first joint interview on Monday evening, Harry and Meghan described their __________(12) relationship. 'We knew we had to invest the time and the energy and whatever it took into making that happen,' said Meghan, adding that it was 'not the easiest' to juggle her filming commitments in Toronto with travelling to the UK. 'We never went longer than two weeks without seeing each other,' said Harry, adding: 'Two different time zones and five hours apart does have its challenges, but then we made it work - and now we're here.'
M for __________(13)
While William and Kate invited Ellie Goulding to perform at their big day, Meghan's choice of wedding band could be more obscure. The actress is close friends with Canadian singer Martina Sorbara and earlier this year, Martina's band Dragonette was included on a list of Meghan's favourites compiled on her blog, The Tig. Harry was spotted watching The Killers at Hyde Park this summer, so the Las Vegas band are hotly tipped to take to the stage for his big day. Meanwhile, opera singer Laura Wright has been a regular fixture at Harry's Invictus Games and even wrote the tournament's official song, Invincible.
N for __________(14)
The newly engaged couple will set up home in Harry's two-bedroom residence, Nottingham Cottage. Nestled in the grounds of Kensington Palace, it's a stone's throw from William and Kate's official residence, Apartment 1A. It's been Harry's home for the past four years, before which it was William and Kate's first marital abode. Meghan will no doubt put her own stamp on the property, as Kate once did. The smallest dwelling on the 17th century royal estate, it boasts two reception rooms, a small garden and rooms originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
O for __________(15)
At the time of going to print, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle were events for the wedding venue, according to Betway. The odds on the ceremony taking place after Kate gives birth to her third child, due in April, were 1/3 and Prince William was odds-on to be picked as his brother's best man, at 1/4. The odds on Harry and Meghan, who both want children, announcing they're expecting a baby next year are now at 4/7.
P for __________(16)
Removal vans were spotted outside Meghan's rented Toronto home at the end of November, with her furniture reportedly heading into storage. The property, owned by Kevin O'Neill and his wife Liz Cabral, was located in the quiet, middle class residential area of Seaton Village, with minimal security.
Q for __________(17)
It is thought that Harry sought his grandmother's permission to propose back in October. In what is believed to have been Meghan's first meeting with Her Majesty, the couple visited Buckingham Palace for an intimate, hour-long tea party with the Queen. He was obliged to seek permission from the monarch under the Succession of the Crown Act 2013, which states that the six persons next in line to the crown must obtain the consent of Her Majesty to marry.
R for __________(18)
Once married, Meghan will be expected to carry out a number of royal engagements each year and has made preparations for the new role. Just as Kate did before her, the actress is set to leave her job, having been written out of Suits during the show's seventh series. In 2016, William, Kate and Harry carried out 485 engagements and it's expected Meghan's __________(18) will begin soon after she and Harry tie the knot.
S for __________(19)
Though some have assumed that Meghan will automatically become a princess following her nuptials, that's not the case. That title is only bestowed upon those born into the royal family - instead, she will likely become a duchess. It's thought that the Queen will assign Harry and Meghan the dukedom of Sussex upon their marriage, just as she made William and Kate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their wedding. The title became extinct after its last holder, Prince Augustus Frederick, son of George III, died in 1843.
T is for __________(20)
She may be marrying into royalty, but it's unlikely Meghan is getting hitched to future King. Harry is currently fifth in line to the throne, but following the birth of William and Kate's third child in April 2018, he will drop to sixth in line.
U for __________(21)
Harry acted as an usher for Tom 'Skippy' Inskip when he said 'I do' to Lara Hughes-Young in Jamaica earlier this year, accompanied by Meghan, so it's fair to assume he could return the favour. Harry has also acted as an usher for pals Thomas van Straubenzee, Jamie Murray Wells and Edward van Cutsem over the years. Of course the top role of best man will likely go to Harry's brother William, given that Harry acted as William's best man in 2011.
V for __________(22)
Meghan gave the biggest hint at her future life as a royal when she opened up abut her relationship in a cover story for Vanity Fair magazine. Referring to Harry as her 'boyfriend', she told the publication: 'We are two people who are really happy and in love.' Paving the way for this week's official announcement she said: 'I'm sure there will be time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell,' adding: 'Personally, I love a great love story.'
W for __________(23)
It has been the venue of choice for several royal weddings over the years, including Her Majesty the Queen's 1947 wedding to Prince Philip, and Kate and William's 2011 nuptials, so it's no wonder that many are speculating that Westminster Abbey will be the place that Harry and Meghan will tie the knot. Windsor Castle is another hotly-tipped option, or London's St Paul's Cathedral.
X for __________(24)
Harry might have dated a string of beauties over the years, including Cressida Bonas, Jenna Coleman and Ellie Goulding, but it was once assumed that long-time love Chelsy Davy would one day become his wife. The pair split in 2010, after almost seven years together, and remain close friends to this day, with Chelsy even attending William and Kate's wedding. But don't expect Meghan's former husband, film producer to make an appearance.
Y for __________(25)
Meghan is a big fan of hot yoga, and will no doubt be practising it more regularly in a bid to look her best ahead of her big day. 'My mom is a __________(25) instructor, and I started doing mommy-and-me yoga with her when I was seven.' she explained. 'In college, I started doing it more regularly.'
Z for __________(26)
As well as neighbouring nation Botswana, where the centre diamond on Meghan's ring comes from, the couple have special memories of __________(2) having taken a three-week trip there this summer to celebrate Meghan's 36th bithday, so it could be a contender as a honeymoon destination. Harry has previously revealed that the continent holds a special place in his heart, first visiting soon after his mum's death in 1997: 'My dad told my brother and me we were going to Africa to get away from it all. This is where I feel more like myself than anywhere in the world. I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here'.
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2018. a boldog ünneplés éve a brit királyi család számára. Még egy hete sincs, hogy II. Erzsébet királynő 92 életévébe lépett és hogy Vilmos herceg és Katalin hercegné harmadik gyermekük, Lajos Artúr Károly születését üdvözölhette.
De ez mind semmi ahhoz a csinnadrattához képest, ami Henrik herceg május 19-i lakodalma alkalmával ígérkezik a királyi udvar háza táján.
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Ennek járhatsz utána, ha az angol nyelvvizsga (B2) szövegértés feladatát megoldod. A következő 6 mondatból 5 db-ot kell visszahelyezni az újságcikkbe.
Kellemes készülődést kívánok az írásbeli nyelvvizsgádra!
A) I wish them many years of love, happiness and fulfilment – and ask that God blesses them throughout their married life together.’
B) He added: ’Harry will be relieved that his badly kept secret is finally out there.’
C) He was obliged to seek permission from the monarch under the Succession of the Crown Act 2013, which states that the 6 persons next in line to the crown must obtain the consent of Her Majesty to marry.
D) Because if he wasn’t kind, it didn’t seem like it would make sense.
E) He added: ’It is days like today when I really miss having her around and miss being able to share the happy news.’
F) The couple were roasting chicken at his London residence, Notthingam Cottage, during a ’cosy night’ in.
Theirs is the fairy-tale romance that has kept the world gripped since love first blossomed back in the spring of 2016. Now HRH Prince Harry has officially confirmed he will marry his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle. Their engagement was announced by Harry's father, HRH Prince Charles, last Monday. Clarence House said in a statement: 'His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle.'
The couple will wed in spring 2018, with May 19 widely tipped to be the date for their nuptials. Opening up during the engagement in their first joint interview, Harry, 33, and Meghan 36, revealed to the BBC's Mishal Husain how he proposed 'a few weeks ago', about 18 months after they first met. [_____1_____] 'It was just an amazing surprise,' said Meghan, who revealed it was 'an instant yes' from her. 'It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee.' she added.
Recalling the moment, Harry said: 'She didn't even let me finish, she said:"Can I say yes? Can I say yes?" and then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger and I was like: "Can I - can I give you the ring?" She goes: "Oh, yes, the ring!" He continued: 'It was a really nice moment, just the two of us.'
The ring was designed by Harry, with Meghan describing it as 'beautiful' and 'incredible'. The classic yellow gold band features three stones - the larger, central diamond is from Botswana, where the couple have spent time together in the past 18 months. In a fitting tribute to his mother, the two outside diamonds are from the late Diana, Princess of Wales's personal collection 'to make sure that she's with us on this crazy journey together', explained Harry.
The couple described how they had met on a blind date arranged by a mutual female friend. 'I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her and I thought, right, I need to up my game and make sure I've got good chat,' laughed Harry.
Meghan added: 'I didn't know much about him and so the only thing I had asked her when she wanted to set us up was: "Is he nice?" [_____2_____] And so we met for a drink and then very quickly we said: "What are we doing tomorrow?"
Harry, who admitted that he had never watched Meghan in Suits, continued: 'Then it was "Right, diaries! We need to see how we can make this work." Because I was off to Africa for a month, she was working.'
Their meeting led to two further dates in London, and the besotted prince then persuaded Meghan to join him on holiday in Botswana a few weeks later. 'We camped out with each other under the stars...She came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic,' adding: 'It was absolutely amazing to get to know her as quickly as I did.'
On spending a lot of time at home together while dating instead of being seen in public, Harry said: 'We had to reverse the whole process. Cosy nights in front of the television, cooking dinner just the two of us by ourselves in our little cottage, rather than going out for dinner and being seen in public. It's made us a hell of a lot closer in a shorter space of time, without question.'
Meanwhile, Meghan confirmed she has already met Harry's grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen, 'a couple of times' and revealed that 'she's an incredible woman'. Praising his grandparents, Harry said they had been 'wonderful throughout this whole process' and called it 'a miracle' that they hadn't told anyone about the secret romance.
The couple giggled as they revealed that the Queen's pet pooches took an instant liking to Meghan, laying on her feet during tea. 'The corgis took to you straight away,' Harry reminded his fiancée during the interview. 'I've spent the last 33 years being barked at - this one walks in, absolutely nothing, just wagging tails!'
Speaking about Meghan's meetings with other members of the royal family, Harry told his brother HRH Prince William 'was longing to meet her and so was [his wife[ Catherine'. He added that HRH the Duchess of Cambridge 'has been absolutely amazing, as has William as well'.
Harry also described 'a handful of teas and meetings' with his father Prince Charles, praising the wonderful support his family have shown them as a couple. The royal also spoke emotionally about how his late mother would have loved his future wife. 'They'd be thick as thieves, without question,' Harry said. 'I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down - you know, so excited for me...She would have probably been best friends, best friends with Meghan.' [_____3_____]
On a more uplifting note, Harry reflected on his powerful feelings for Meghan: 'The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect. This beautiful woman just tripped and fell into my life and I fell into her life.'
Crediting her with having the qualities to take on such a prominent royal role, he said: 'I know that she'll be really unbelievably good at the job part of it,' adding it's 'obviously a huge relief to me as she'll be able to deal with everything else that comes with it. We're a fantastic team, we know we are'.
Meghan added that their shared passion to strive for change in the world was one of the first things they 'connected on'.
Vowing always to put their relationship first, Harry confirmed: 'A couple of months in when I thought, I know that I'm in love with this girl and I hope she's in love with me.'
They glossed over the subject of children, merely saying that they're taking it 'one step at a time', with Harry saying: 'Hopefully we'll start a family in the near future.'
Earlier that day, on the dot of 2pm, Harry and Meghan greeted the waiting media at Kensington Palace for the highly -anticipated engagement photo call.
Holding hands, the besotted couple walked briskly through the formal sunken gardens, one of Diana's favourite places.
Meghan, who looked beautiful in a white belted £450 coat by Line The Label which she wore over a dark green dress by PAROSH, teamed with Aquazzura cream heels and gold and opal earrings from Les Plaisirs de Birks, gave Harry's arm a reassuring rub as the visibly nervous, but elated, prince prepared to announce the news.
Encouraged by Harry, who was dressed in a dark blue suit and tie, Meghan gave the cameras a flash of her stunning engagement ring, which was designed by Harry himself and crafted by British jewellers Cleave & Company, court jewellers and medallists to Her Majesty the Queen.
Adelle Thompson, head of buying at Beaverbrooks, explained: 'The three stones are said to represent a couple's past present and future together - a romantic and meaningful gesture from the prince.'
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK! of Harry's decision to pay tribute to his late mother: 'It's really sweet. Obviously Prince William was able to give his late mother's engagement ring to Kate, so this is a very nice touch from Harry and his version of making that gesture that nod to his mother, which would have been important to him.'
Asked by a reporter if the proposal was romantic, a grinning Harry remarked: 'Of course it was!' Harry also said he was 'over the moon' to be engaged, while Meghan said she was 'so very happy'. When asked when he knew Meghan was the one, he replied: 'The very first time we met'. Harry also jokingly added: 'I'm very glad it's not raining as well!'
Harry then pulled a giggling Meghan closer to him as she placed a perfectly manicured hand on his chest before retreating to the palace to record their interview.
As soon as the news was announced, Meghan's parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland - who divorced when Meghan was six years old - publicly congratulated their daughter, saying in a statement: 'We are incredibly happy for Maghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person. To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.'
Harry's brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, also revealed their delight at the impending royal wedding, commenting: 'We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.'
In accordance with royal protocol, Harry, who is fifth in line to the throne, sought the approval of his grandmother Her Majesty the Queen before making the news public.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were also quick to send their best wishes, saying they were 'delighted' for their grandson, adding that they 'wish them every happiness'.
Also commenting on their engagement, Duncan, who has worked closely with Harry as a royal correspondent, told OK!: 'Harry has never looked so happy. He's like the cat that got the cream. He's marrying for love. It doesn't matter all this discussion of whether Meghan is suitable or not, clearly the Queen and Prince Charles have allowed this to happen because they can see how serious and happy he is. He's had a long search for the right person.' [_____4_____] He'll be mostly relieved that she said yes! They'll be quite excited. He's followed his brother's blueprint."
While a wedding date has not officially been made public at the time of going to press, it was widely speculated that the event could take place on April 20, a Windsor Castle revealed they would be closed on that date, and the days before and afterwards, although a spokesperson said they could not comment on private events.
St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle would prove to be the perfect location for their big day - while it is smaller than Westminster Abbey, where Harry's brother William married Kate in April 2011, it is still grand enough to host a high-profile royal wedding.
Duncan, who is the author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, says he would be 'very surprised' if the wedding is not held at St George's Chapel, telling OK!: 'Windsor Castle is the most likely venue.' He adds: 'If Harry wanted to sort his wedding plans out, he would choose a country church and a local pub with very few close mates, but that's obviously not going to happen. That's about as likely as a Las Vegas stag do!'
While not believed to be on the same scale as William and Kate's big day, royal experts are still convinced it will be an impressive affair. Duncan says: 'I think Prince Harry will have a big wedding. I don't think he would want to disappoint the public. On the wedding day they will do a double reception like William and Kate did, which will involve a formal set-piece reception, followed by a slightly more intimate affair with family and friends.' As for the entertainment, Duncan says: 'We could have some American razzmatazz! The question is, how much will belong to royal protocol? Will they have Beyoncé there and have fireworks at midnight, or will it be much more traditional?'
It is believed that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will perform the wedding after his predecessor Rowan Williams conducted the marriage of Kate and William. The Queen and Prince Philip were also married by the Archbishop of Canterbury, while the religious leader also carried out the christenings of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, proving he has a special relationship with the royals.
Taking to Twitter following the news of the engagement, Justin wrote: 'I'm absolutely delighted to hear the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now engaged. [_____5_____] It is also assumed that, on the morning of his wedding, the Queen will give Harry the title the Duke of Sussex, meaning Meghan will become the Duchess of Sussex following their vows. The actress, who recently filmed her last series of US legal drama Suits, will automatically become Her Royal Highness and will become a full-time member of the royal family, who will be expected to carry out duties alongside her husband. 'I think what lies ahead is life as a full-time working royal, which comes at a crucial time when the Queen is in her nineties and in need for some of the burden, in particular her foreign overseas travel, to be lifted,' says Duncan, adding: 'She also now has a much bigger platform from which to make change with her charity work.'
As for what this means for the royal family, he adds: 'I think this is an absolute demonstration of how William and in particular Harry have transformed the relevance of the modern British royal family. Harry is so popular. They could have a Shrek-themed wedding and the public would love it. It wouldn't matter!'
The couple's exciting announcement follows months of mounting speculation about their intentions. Rumours of an engagement went into full throttle in mid-October when it was claimed that Meghan spent an afternoon with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, where they chatted and sipped tea.
Meanwhile, last month bookmakers suspended odds on a royal wedding taking place next year, amid claims the prime minister, Theresa may, had been primed for an 'imminent' announcement.
the news comes seven years after Harry's brother William announced his engagement to Kate. Their engagement became public on November 16, 2010, with their lavish wedding taking place just five months later.
With a big wedding to plan, Meghan recently finalised a permanent move from her home in Toronto, cnada, to London, where she now lives with Harry at his two-bedroom Kensignton Palace residence. So far one of her beloved dogs has been moved over to the UK.
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You guys, I said "NO" today - to an adult! A nice adult, who was asking me to __________(1) to yet another 'thing'. See, over the years, I've gotten sucked into committing to so many 'things' that I didn't have time or energy for, but while I planned on saying no, when my opened my mouth, my vocal cords __________(2) me, and I came "Yees, of course! I'd love to..!" But not today! Today, I said "NO"!
The nice adult asked "Hey, Kristina, can you help us with this event by doing such and such and such and such and such?", and I said "No, thank you so much for thinking of me and asking me, but NO."
Now, this is where I pretend that you are __________(3) me. You have leaped out of you seats giving me a standing ovation, you are cheering, you are screaming my name, you are throwing flowers on stage at me, you are possibly even throwing your undergarments at me, because you are __________(4) of how hard it is to ignore the guilt and the pressure and just say "NO". Especially, when the people asking are really nice people with really good __________(5)...but I did it! I said "NO".
Saying that "NO" was kind of like the first time I tried sushi. I was nervous about it, it was __________(6) but then once I took a bite of that spicy tuna roll, I was like "WOW! That is amazing in my mouth!" That's how that "NO" tasted in my mouth: AMAZING. And I will be trying it again, and again.
Now, in my opinion, "NO" is a full __________(7). It does not require comma or a 'because', it is just beautiful on its own. But regardless, I will tell you why I finally said "NO":
NO, because I am at my limit.
NO, because my __________(8) is full. Full, like this full. Not full like this full. If I'd wanted my plate to be this full, I would have had like 38 more children. But I'm good with this.
NO, because I refuse to live in constant busyness AND I refuse to __________(9) to the glorification of constant busyness. You know what you should put on a pedestal instead of busyness? REST! Rest __________(10) to be put on a pedestal!
NO, because yes, without even more stress to my already stressed-out life, and then I may __________(11) take that stress out on my children, or my husband. Because, let's be honest: the easiest targets are the people closest to us. Not good.
NO, because it finally clicked for me that saying "NO" doesn't make me a bad person, or a selfish person, or a BITCH. And if you think it does, still "NO".
NO, because me being emotionally and mentally healthy is way more important than me being liked by everyone.
And NO, because having at least ten minutes a day to sit with my feet up, eating carbs and doing seemingly absolutely nothing important is actually very important. And way __________(12) in our culture.
So, thank you so much for asking.. but "NO".
No, no, "NO"!
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/Adapted from the British Press/
Több mint 40 ESKÜVŐVEL KAPCSOLATOS KIFEJEZÉS ANGOLUL!!
Ezen a csodás, napsütötte hétvégén ment férjhez William brit herceg feleségének Kate-nek húga, Pippa Middleton. Ez az esküvő volt az év leginkább várva várt nemzetközi romantikus eseménye, mellyel kapcsolatosan rengeteg sajtócikk megjelent. Az egyik brit magazin beharangozó Pippa-lagzi kalauzát dolgoztam fel, melyből több mint 40 násszal kapcsolatos kifejezést ismerhetsz meg, mégpedig úgy, hogy ezeket Neked kell visszahelyezni az újságcikkbe. Csak egy kifejezés van, amelynek nem akad helye. Melyik az?
Induljon is a móka! :)
accepted – igent mondott (elfogadta a házassági ajánlatot)
aisle – a templomi oltárhoz vezető út (templomhajó)
attending – jelen van, részt vesz, elmegy eseményre
band – karikagyűrű
best man – a vőlegény tanúja
big day – nagy nap
blessing – áldás
bride – menyasszony
bridesmaids – koszorúslányok
bunch – virágcsokor
catering – vendéglátás
ceremony – szertartás
church – templom
countdown – visszaszámlálás
engagement ring – eljegyzési gyűrű
flowergirl – virágszóró koszorúslány
gown – esküvői ruha
groom – vőlegény
guests – vendégek
honeymoon – nászút
invitations – meghívók
lily of the valley – gyöngyvirág
mother-of-the-bride dress – örömanya ruha
newlyweds – friss házasok
nuptials – nász
page boy – koszorús fiú
peonies – pünközsdi rózsák
popped the question – megkérte a kezét
priest – pap
Prince Charming – szőke herceg
proposal – leánykérés (házassági ajánlat)
proposed to – megkérte vkinek a kezét (házassági ajánlatot tett)
reception – lagzi, esküvői fogadás
Rev. XY – XY Tiszteletes
ring-bearer – gyűrűhordó
service – istentisztelet
tiara – menyasszonyi fejdísz
train – uszály
vows – házassági eskük
wedding – esküvő
weds – megházasodik
TO THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR
COUNTS DOWN TO HER BIG DAY
With less than two months to go until she __________(1) her __________(2), financier James Matthews, Pippa Middleton is busily finalising plans for her __________(3) - and it is certain to be the royal and society event of the year.
Pippa's ceremony in Berkshire on 20 May will se crowds turn out to witness the arrival of famous __________(4), foremost among them the bride's elder sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, with her husband the Duke and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte - who will have starring roles on the day. And the question on everyone's lips is: will Harry bring his girlfriend of eight months, actress Meghan Markle, as his plus one?
As the final __________(5) begins, Hello! can reveal that the bride has enlisted respected PR guru Jo Milloy, whose glittering client list includes Victoria Beckham, to help in the run-up to her greatest day, prompting speculation that Victoria may design Pippa's wedding dress, as she did for her close friend actress Eva Longoria.
Here, in our fun A-Z, we present your guide to Pippa and James's utterly perfect English spring wedding...
A - ASSCHER-CUT DIAMOND
When a delighted Pippa __________(6) James's __________(7) last July, the hedge-fund manager presented her with a breathtaking __________(8). The art deco-style diamond __________(9), costing a reported £200,000, features a two-carat Asscher-cut diamond at its centre, surrounded by a cluster of baguette diamonds. It is thought that James, 41, chose the ring at Chelsea jewellers Robinson Pelham, who made Kate's diamond wedding earrings.
B - __________(10)
Pippa, of course, shot to worldwide fame when she was maid of honour at big sister Kate's wedding day in 2011. The smart money is on Pippa's royal niece Princess Charlotte accompanying her up the __________(11)...and effortlessly stealing attention away from the bridesmaids. Charlotte turns two just days before the wedding - an adorable age to make her debut as a __________(12).
C - __________(13)
The happy couple have chosen the grade I-listed St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire, to exchange their vows. Relatively small - at least compared to the grand Westminster Abbey where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married - it fits with the intimate feel that Pippa and James are striving for at their __________(14). The country church dates back to the 13th century but was restored in 1857 by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
D - DRESS
There are few decisions bigger for a brige than what to wear on her wedding day. Pippa, 33, has consulted some of London's top designers, with Giles Deacon thought to be the favourite after he was seen meeting the bride-to-be and her mother Carole last year. Last year, sketching exclusively for Hello!, A-list couturier Jacques Azagury suggested a __________(15) that elegantly shows off Pippa's figure. Other names in the frame include Jenny Packham, a favourite of Pippa's sister Kate. And given Pippa's link to Victoria Beckham, could the ex-Spice Girl be the surprise choice?
E - ENGLEFIELD HOUSE
St Mark's Church is situated in the shadow of Englefield House, a vast Elisabethan country house used as a location for a huge number of TV series and films, including the Oscar-winning The King's Speech. Most recently, Englefield was used to shoot hit Netflix drama The Crown, about the Queen's early reign. The estate is owned by the House of Commons' richest MP Richard Benyon and his family.
F - FLOWERS
In her party-planning book Celebrate, Pippa writes that "flowers add the finishing touch to any celebration". She will be spoilt for choice in May when the English countryside will be in full bloom. Pippa has been spotted at Lavender Green Flowers in Chelsea and will certainly have the pick of the __________(16) including __________(17), __________(18) and roses.
G - GEORGE
His Royal Cuteness will be nearly four years old by the time his Aunty Pippa walks down the aisle - definitely grown up enough to play the role of __________(19) or __________(20). The eldest child of the the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been brought up to behave impeccably at royal occasions - remember how well he handled the pomp and pageantry of last year's Trooping the Colour - which will surely stand him in good stead.
H - HARRY
After they teamed up in the key roles of maid of honour and best man at William and Kate's wedding in 2011, Prince Harry was always going to be on Pippa's guest list. But will the eligible 32-year-old bring his American girlfriend Meghan Markle to the celebrations? The lovebirds have been dating for about eight months and attended their first wedding together as a couple in Jamaica last month. This could be the encore.
I - __________(21)
Lucky invited guests were sent Save the Date notes inside their Christmas cards over the festive season, and discreet invitations are due to be sent out shortly. Pippa has been spotted at the elegant Mount Street printers with her mum Carole. The Mayfair-based, family-run firm - which was awarded a Royal Warrant by the Prince of Wales in 2011 - is popular with the Chelsea and fashion sets. Discretion and quality are assured.
J - JO MILLOY
The woman who has masterminded Victoria Beckham's PR strategy for the past 12 years is working with the bride in the run-up to 20 May. Jo was responsible for overseeing Victoria's successful transition from popstar to respected fashion designer and is considered one of the best operators in the business.
K - KATE
Pippa's older sister Kate will, of course, play a pivotal part on the day itself, although it's doubtful the Duchess of Cambridge will take on the role of maid of honour for fear of stealing the spotlight from the __________(22). But she will most definitely be offering support and help to her little sister behind the scenes. Used to public speaking, Kate could also do a reading during the __________(23).
L - LAKE DISTRICT
James __________(24) Pippa during a romantic holiday in the scenic Lake District in July last year. Pippa was reportedly surprised when James __________(25) during a walk, though he had secured the __________(26) of her parents Carole and Michael beforehand in top secret. A stunned Pippa said yes to her beau without hesitation.
M - MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
Extremely close to her daughters Kate and Pippa, Carole Middleton is known for being incredibly organised. She is sure to have been indispensible to the bride-to-be, especially planning the reception, which will take place in the ground of her and husband Michael's Bucklebury home in Berkshire. Carole will also be on the lookout for the perfect __________(27), hoping to follow her sartorial hit in a pastel-blue Catherine Walker outfit when Kate married William.
N - __________(28)
The world may be their oyster when it comes to selecting a luxury __________(29) destination, but the bride and __________(30) will be anxious to pick a destination that offers absolute discretion and privacy. They could well consider, the groom's family's St Barts hotel, Eden Rock, where Ultraluxe Villas have direct access to the beach. It would be a slice of paradise in which to recharge after the hectic __________(31) and to enjoy their first days together as the new Mr and Mrs Matthews.
O - OFFICIANT
The __________(32) Nick Wynne-Jones is the resident __________(33) at St Mark's and a hugely respected figure in the community. He was seen warmly greeting Pippa and James after they joined the Middleton family and the Cambridges with George and Charlotte - at last year's Christmas Day service.
P - PARTY PLANNER
Pippa started her career as a party planner and published a book, Celebrate, in 2012. She has since written about etiquette and __________(34) tips for a variety of publications as well as helping out at the successful company founded by her parents, Party Pieces. She hinted at her tastes in Celebrate, featuring recipes including gravadlax and beef Wellington - neither dish out of place at a spring wedding.
Q - THE QUEEN
Her Majesty took centre stage at the 2011 wedding of her grandson Prince William to the then Catherine Middleton. But with no direct link to the bride and groom, the Queen will not be __________(35) the nuptials of Pippa and James.
R - __________(36)
The beautiful 18 acres of the Middleton family home are the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding reception. Michael and Carole Middleton's estimated £5.6 million, seven-bedroom Berkshire property has ample grounds to accommodate a luxurious marquee, screened by surrounding woodland and fields. This is the same property where Kate sought privacy after giving birth to Prince George in 2013 and where the first official photos of the royal baby were taken, in the Bucklebury garden, by grandfather Michael.
S - SPENCER MATTHEWS
James's younger brother made his name as quite the lothario in hit reality show Made in Chelsea but the socialite appears to have been on his best behaviour of late. Extremely close to his brother, Spencer is tipped to take on the role of __________(37). Though recently linked to Vogue Williams, a fellow contestant on Channel 4 show The Jump, which Spencer won last month, he is currently believed to be single and likely to attend the wedding solo.
T - TITLE
Pippa's future father-in-law David Matthews is the Laird of Glen Afric, a title he has enjoyed since he bought the 10,000-acre Highland estate in 2008. When David dies, James will inherit the lairdship and wife Pippa will be described as Lady Glen Afric. T could also be for __________(38) favoured headgear for many brides on their big day.
U - USHERS
Pippa's younger brother James, 29, and the groom's hedge-fund business partner Edward Horner are likely to lead the team of ushers, helping direct the guests to their pews.
V - __________(39)
Pippa and James's wedding will be a classic English country affair and when Philippa Charlotte Middleton takes James Spencer Matthews to be her husband, the vows they exchange will no doubt be equally traditional.
W - WILLIAM
Since Pippa is a favourite aunt to his children, the Duke of Cambridge will surely play a pivotal part in his sister-in-law's wedding. As a hands-on father he will also keep a watchful eye on Prince George and Princess Charlotte during the __________(40).
X - EXES
Pretty, popular and sporty, Pippa has never lacked admirers. She has remained friends with her exes including retired cricketer Alex Loudon and banker Nico Jackson.
Y - YEARS TOGETHER
James reportedly met his bride-to-be for the first time ten years ago on the idyllic Caribbean island of St Barts. The spark was there but in the intervening years each pursued their paths in life - and shared a love of sport - before their romance took off in summer 2015.
Z - ZIMBABWE
James's mother Jane, 69, was born in Zimbabwe before moving to South Africa to study fine art. She left for London at the age of 21, initially working for Christian Dior before meeting and marrying David. Slender and chic, she is sure to give Carole a run for her money in the glamour stakes at the wedding.
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