Princess Eugenie invites 1200 members of the public to her royal wedding

Princess Eugenie will invite 1200 members of the public to her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in October.

The 28-year-old royal - who is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth's son Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson - will marry Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on October 12 and the couple are launching a public ballot, which will see successful applicants invited into the grounds to be a part of the celebration.

A Buckingham Palace statement announced: "The couple are delighted to announce an opportunity for 1200 people from across the United Kingdom to be invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day.

"The attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and Members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the Marriage Service and watch as the Bride and Groom depart St George's Chapel at the end of the ceremony."

Invitees to the castle grounds will also include members of the local community, children from the schools attended by the princess, royal household staff and representatives of charities supported by Eugenie and Jack.

As when Eugenie's cousin, Prince Harry, married Meghan, now Duchess of Sussex, in May, the happy couple will undertake "a short carriage procession" through Windsor High Street after exchanging their vows.

An online application form to attend the nuptials is open until August 8, and one person can request spaces for up to four people, so long as they live at a UK or British Forces postal address and are over five years old.

Successful applicants will be issued entry cards, which are not transferable and the lucky invitees will be required to bring photographic identification and proof of address with them on the day.

It was previously claimed Robbie Williams and Ayda Field's five-year-old daughter, Teddy, will be one of the flower girls at the couple's wedding, alongside Prince William and Duchess Catherine's daughter Princess Charlotte, three, and four-year-old Maud Windsor, who is the daughter of Lord Freddie Windsor and his wife, actress Sophie Winkleman.

A source said: "This is a great moment for Robbie. He couldn't be more proud for his daughter."

Charlotte's brother, five-year-old Prince George - who is in the same class as Maud at St Thomas' School in Battersea - will be a pageboy at the wedding, as will Louis de Givenchy, the son of the banker Olivier de Givenchy and his wife Zoe.

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie. Source: Bang Showbiz



Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say Ashley Judd's allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless, and they have asked a judge to dismiss her lawsuit against him.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26:  Ashley Judd accepts the WMC Speaking Truth To Power Award onstage at the Women's Media Center 2017 Women's Media Awards at Capitale on October 26, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Women's Media Center)
Ashley Judd. Source: Getty

The court documents filed overnight discuss Judd's comment that she would only let Weinstein touch her after she won an Academy Award in one of his films.

Judd said the statement, which Weinstein brought up to her several times, was just a joking way to leave after he asked in a Beverly Hills hotel room if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower.

Weinstein's lawyers are now saying it meant Judd acknowledged that Weinstein would try to get her movie roles.

Judd's attorney says the claims in the filing are "baseless" and "offensive."

New York Police first said they had a case against the movie mogul last November, after numerous allegations of sexual abuse. Source: 1 NEWS

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Dance queen Parris Goebel helps US singer Ciara on new music video with distinctly New Zealand flavour

The music video for American singer Ciara’s new track has a distinctly New Zealand flavour to it.

The clip for Level Up, Ciara's first single in three years, was shot at Auckland Museum and was choreographed by Parris Goebel.

The museum's distinctive pillars, lit up pink, provide the backdrop as Ciara and her back-up dancers go through the routine designed by Goebel, who also choreographed the video for Justin Bieber's Sorry.

The song contains a line being viewed as an apparent diss to Ciara's ex, the rapper Future, who is the father of her child.

"Thank God I never settled, this view is so much better, I'm chilling, I'm winning, like on another level," she sings at one point.

Ciara, who is now married to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson, went through a custody battle with Future.

She also claimed Future had threatened to kill Wilson as part of a defamation lawsuit against her ex, though the lawsuit was later dropped.