Grapevine: Meghan’s wedding gown on display at Windsor Castle

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Adam Graham
The Detroit News
The wedding dress with a 5-meter-long veil that Meghan the Duchess of Sussex wore and an identical uniform to the specially commissioned one Prince Harry wore at their May 19, 2018, wedding, are displayed as part of the exhibit "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex" in the Grand Reception Room at Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England.

Meghan’s wedding gown on display at Windsor Castle

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, have recorded their memories of the wedding for an audio commentary that is part of the new “Relive the Royal Wedding” exhibition at Windsor Castle that opened Friday, reports the Associated Press. The gown and the 5-meter-long veil Meghan wore with it are set to be the prime attraction at the 10-week display.  “I knew at the onset I wanted a bateau neckline, I wanted a cropped sleeve, I wanted a very timeless, classic feeling,” Meghan said in the audio recording. For his part, Harry said it was “very sweet” of his grandmother to lend his bride-to-be the priceless headpiece. Harry’s wedding outfit, including the distinctive frockcoat uniform made by master tailors on Savile Row, is also on display through Jan. 6, 2019.

Michelle Obama gives away tickets to LCA event

Former first lady Michelle Obama

Thousands of tickets to Michelle Obama’s upcoming book tour, “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” will be given free of charge to community groups in each city. In Detroit, the free tickets will go to Mercy Education Project, a group that provides educational opportunities, life skills and cultural enrichment for women and girls with limited resources. The former first lady is in town Dec. 11 at Little Caesars Arena. When the tour was announced Live Nation and Obama revealed that 10 percent of ticket inventory from each market would benefit local nonprofits, schools and other community groups. “It was important to me that all sorts of people could come to the tour events, not just those with means or who happened to be by a computer when the tickets went on sale,” Obama said in a press release. According to Ticketmaster.com, only a few floor seats are available for her Detroit date, at $300 and up. 

Ann Arbor Folk Festival sets lineup

Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, I'm With HerGregory Alan IsakovHaley Heynderickx and Pokey LaFarge are among the artists on board for next year's Ann Arbor Folk Festival, organizers announced Friday. The two-day event returns to Hill Auditorium for two nights January 25 and January 26. Premium seats go on sale Thursday with remaining seats on sale to the public Nov. 30 by phone at (734) 763-TKTS or in person at MUTO at the Michigan League Underground, the Ark box office, or online at www.theark.org. General public tickets are $42.50 and $60 for a single night; $75 and $110 for series tickets. For more information, visit the Ark's website at www.theark.org. 

Melody Baetens contributed to this report. 



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