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  • Duchess of Sussex Britain's Prince Harry, left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride in a carriage to attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:00 am


New royal couple set to take tour

Staff, news services

 Kensington Palace says Prince Harry, and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, will be touring Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand this fall.

The royal couple, now known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be making the tour around the time of the Invictus Games in Sydney, which is set for Oct. 20-27.

Harry, a British military veteran who served in Afghanistan, created the Paralympic-style games as a way to inspire wounded soldiers toward recovery. About 550 competitors from 17 countries competed in 12 sports during the event in Canada last year.

The couple joined the pageantry Saturday of the annual Trooping the Color ceremony in London for the first time since their wedding three weeks ago. The event celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday.

Jam turns 25

Recent Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Meek Mill helped the famed Summer Jam music event celebrate its 25th anniversary with jam-packed performances.

Remy Ma, Tory Lanez and BBD also worked the stage Sunday for the feverish audience at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The event's highlight was the battle between producers Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, who went back and forth with hits they have produced for others – from Jay-Z's “Jigga My...” and DMX's “Ruff Ryders Anthem” to Missy Elliott's “Work It” and Beyonce's “Drunk In Love.”

Lamar performed his well-known hits such as “Humble” and “Don't Kill My Vibe”; he was joined onstage by label mate Jay Rock. Meek Mill, who was released from prison in April, also performed.

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Happy birthday

Among today's celebrity birthdays: Disney composer Richard Sherman is 90. Jazz musician Chick Corea is 77. Country singer-guitarist Junior Brown is 66. Singer-songwriter Rocky Burnette is 65. Actor Timothy Busfield is 61. Singer Meredith Brooks is 60. Accordionist-keyboardist John Linnell is 59. Rapper Grandmaster Dee is 56. Actor Paul Schulze is 56. Actor Eamonn Walker is 56. Actor Rick Hoffman is 48. Actor-comedian Finesse Mitchell is 46. Actor Jason Mewes is 44. Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 41. Actor Timothy Simons is 40. Singer Robyn is 39. Country singer Chris Young is 33. Actor Luke Youngblood is 32.