Water Cooler Chat: from the parliament suspension protests to Ellie Goulding’s wedding

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

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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 the parliament suspension protests and the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death to Ellie Goulding’s wedding.

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Thousands took to the capital for the parliament suspension protests

Following the announcement that Boris Johnson would be suspending Parliament from 9-14 September, thousands of people across the UK have taken to the streets to protest.

Yes, over 30 rallies took place across the UK to protest Boris Johnson’s decision, spanning London, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Belfast, Birmingham and more.

Central London saw thousands of protestors, with Whitehall reported to have come to a standstill, with the crowd chanting, ‘Boris Johnson, shame on you’.

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The world marked the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death

Saturday marked twenty-two years since Princess Diana’s death, with the royal tragically losing her life in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997.

While both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose not to post a tribute on social media, Prince William and Prince Harry reportedly chose to spend the day together.

‘They talk about the little things about Diana that made them laugh,’ a source told Us Weekly. ‘The ski trips and outings to Thorpe; the effort she went to on their birthdays – all of it.’

Prince Harry and Prince William were reportedly joined by their two families.

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Ellie Goulding tied the knot

Ellie Goulding tied the knot on Saturday, marrying her art dealer partner Caspar Jopling at York Minster. Ellie wore a bespoke Chloe wedding gown that reportedly took 640 hours to make and apparently used the same wedding planner as Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.

But it wasn’t just the wedding planner that was A-list, with Ellie’s wedding guest list boasting some very famous faces - James Blunt, Katy perry, Sienna Miller, Joe Wicks and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice to name a few!

Congratulations to Ellie and Caspar.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.