Loading the player... The actress may follow royal tradition and donate her bouquet to Westminster Abbey April 05, 2018 - 13:29 BST Ainhoa Barcelona Meghan Markle may choose to follow tradition and send her bouquet to Westminster Abbey to rest on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, just like Kate Middleton did in 2011 after her royal wedding to Prince William Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 's royal wedding will be a mix of modernity and tradition, but there's one custom the bride might choose to follow. Meghan, like Kate and many royal brides before her, may wish to send her bouquet to Westminster Abbey following her nuptials. A bride's flowers are typically laid to rest on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior – a tradition that began with the Queen Mother. When the Queen Mother married King George VI in 1923, she laid her bouquet on the tomb in memory of her brother Fergus, who was killed in 1915 at the Battle of Loos during the First World War. The grave stands as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War and to all those who have died since in international military conflict. Kate sent her bouquet back to Westminster Abbey after her wedding The tradition has been followed by many brides, including the Queen, Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge . When Kate married Prince William in 2011, she chose to send her bouquet back to her venue, Westminster Abbey. MORE: Absolutely everything you need to know about the royal wedding Kate's stunning bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly and drew on the significance of flowers for the royal family, the Middleton family and on the language of flowers. Her bouquet included sweet William – a tribute to her husband – lily-of-the-valley, a symbol of happiness, and ivy, to represent wedded love, fidelity, friendship and affection. Kate's bouquet also contained sprigs of myrtle – a tradition that dates back to … [Read more...] about What will happen to Meghan Markle’s bouquet after the wedding?
Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images While moviegoers might best remember Alfred Molina’s most dastardly roles — Dr. Octopus, the Sister Christian–loving drug dealer in Boogie Nights , the guide who double-crosses Indiana Jones in the opening scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark — his role as a husband to John Lithgow in Ira Sachs’ new film Love Is Strange could easily make the most lasting impression. The veteran actors play a gay couple in New York City who, after decades together, finally get married, only for Molina’s character George, a Catholic school music teacher, to get fired because of his sexuality. Thanks to soaring real estate prices, taxes, and co-op rules, the men are forced to sell their Manhattan apartment and separate temporarily while they find a new place to live. George moves downstairs with two gay cops who love fantasy epics and parties, while Lithgow’s character Ben relocates to Brooklyn to live with his nephew, his novelist wife (played by Marisa Tomei), and their teen son. The gorgeously understated film tackles some hot-button issues, but focuses on the loving and sometimes strained relationships between the characters, played flawlessly by longtime friends Molina and Lithgow. We caught up with Molina — who’s also starring in the new El Rey television series Matador as a soccer team owner with terrorist ties — during a visit to New York to discuss the film, couch-hopping, his knack for playing villains, his pet peeves about binge-watching TV shows, and his brief but memorable role as Indiana Jones’ foe. Where in the city did you film Love Is Strange ? It will hit home for a lot of people having to deal with the crappy nature of New York real estate as well as the issues with the Catholic Church and its treatment of gay people. It’s certainly different than seeing you in The Normal Heart and how emotionally devastating that was. The Normal Heart is dealing with an issue that was so difficult and … [Read more...] about Alfred Molina on