'The best husband ever' - Meghan gushes about Prince Harry during walkabout

Meghan Markle proclaimed Prince Harry "the best husband ever" as she enthused about married life during her first royal engagement without him by her side.

The newlywed Duchess of Sussex made the comments as she met well-wishers in Chester during her first official engagement with the Queen.

People magazine reports Sharon Briscoe, who had travelled from Wales for the chance to meet Meghan, asked her how she was enjoying her new life.

"It is wonderful. I’m really enjoying it," Meghan told her.

Ms Briscoe said she told Meghan "to give our love to Harry and to look after him".

To which Meghan had replied: "I will do. That means an awful lot to us. He's the best husband ever."

Ms Briscoe said she added that the new Duchess of Sussex "looked radiant" and Meghan had responded, "That’s so kind."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit New Zealand, and then Fiji and Tonga, following their attendance at the 2018 Sydney Invictus Games which is scheduled from October 20 to 28.


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Fast lane to the future: Entrepreneur Elon Musk announces plans for futuristic Chicago transit system

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced the launch of a futuristic new transit system between Chicago and O'Hare International Airport.

The underground electric vehicles, which will travel at speeds of up to 150km an hour, are expected to run in around three years' time, Nine News reports.

The transport time will take 12 minutes, compared to 40 minutes by train and around 80 minutes by car.

Mr Musk joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to formally announce Mr Musk's insfrastructure and tunnel construction company, The Boring Company, will fully fund and build the project.

Mr Emanuel called the new transit system "the fast lane to Chicago's future".

"Chicago is always looking at what's possible and then making it achievable. There are doubters along the way all the time who sit on the sideline and then when the thing gets built and opportunities come and the job growth happens, you can't find them."

Mr Musk said the company will begin digging the dual tunnels for the project after receiving the necessary regulatory approvals, which is expected to take several months.

"I'd hope that you'd cheer us on, because if we succeed it's going to be a great thing for the city, and if we fail, well I guess me and others will lose a bunch of money," Mr Musk said.


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Chemical spill being cleaned up at Sydney Airport

Emergency crews have been called to Sydney Airport after a "low irritant" chemical was found when luggage was being unloaded from an American Airlines plane after it touched down.

American Airlines flight 73 from Los Angeles landed in Sydney 7.15am local time and all passengers were off the plane when the spill took place.

Five NSW Fire and Rescue trucks are going through security clearance at the international airport after receiving a call at 7.48am on Friday (9.48am NZT) that "a substance was found in the hold", a spokesman told AAP.

The crews will liaise with the airport's fire crews and the Australian Border Force.

A spokesman from the NSW Fire and Rescue told Nine that "firefighters in spillage gear have identified the substance as a low irritant chemical additive."

Aerial shots of Qantas aircraft at Sydney International Airport.
Aerial shots of Qantas aircraft at Sydney International Airport. Source: Getty