Water Cooler Chat: From Meghan and Harry’s trip to France to Donald Trump’s body shaming accusations

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  • Here's the news you missed over the weekend...

    Missed the news this weekend? Don’t sweat it – we’ve got you covered.

    Here are some news stories you probably should have heard about to help you survive the dreaded Monday morning ‘water cooler chat’ at the office.

    In this Monday’s Water Cooler Chat, we cover everything from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s surprise French holiday to Kristen Wiig’s engagement – it’s been an eventful weekend.

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    This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended #TheLionKing European premiere in London at the Odeon Theatre. In celebration of the film’s release, The Walt Disney Company announced #ProtectThePride, a global conservation campaign to support efforts protecting the rapidly diminishing lion population across Africa. As a part of their commitment to this cause, Disney also made a donation to The Duke of Sussex’s upcoming environment & community initiative which will be formally announced this autumn. The Duke and Duchess are committed to advancing conservation efforts across Africa and around the world, and working with communities to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. This evening Their Royal Highnesses had the pleasure of meeting the cast and creative team behind the film, as well as supporters of @africanparksnetwork, of which The Duke is President. Photo credit: PA images / Getty images – Chris Jackson

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    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s French holiday

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made news this weekend as they were photographed jetting off to France for a holiday with baby Archie, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex selecting Nice as their destination.

    Coming just days after their controversial trip to Ibiza however, the couple are now receiving backlash, with followers accusing them of being hypocrites for championing eco causes yet taking private planes on multiple holidays in a short time frame.

    Kristen Wiig’s engagement

    Kristen Wiig is confirmed to be engaged, with People announcing that she is set to tie the knot with her longtime boyfriend Avi Rothman.

    The couple has been dating for over three years, with engagement rumours spreading after Kristen was spotted at an LA film screening in May wearing an engagement ring.

    According to reports this weekend, the couple is now set to wed, with a source adding, ‘They’re really happy together.’

    Donald Trump being accused of body shaming

    Donald Trump caused a lot of controversy this weekend when he body shamed a man at a recent New Hampshire rally to introduce his new political movement ‘based on love’.

    Mistaking one of his supporters for a protestor, Trump called out a man at his rally, announcing to the crowd, ‘That guy’s got a serious weight problem. Go home. Start exercising. Get him out of here, please. Got a bigger problem than I do.’

    While the supporter didn’t seem to mind being called out, the internet feels differently, accusing the president of body shaming.

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