Royal updates and sugar gene news: The weekend news wrap

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a wedding photographer. The due date of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby due date appears to have been revealed. Plus, a new study about the sweet tooth gene has been published that you need to read to believe. These are just three things you might have missed while you powered down over the weekend.

Harry and Meghan's wedding announcement

Their gorgeous engagement announcement photos got the whole world talking. So it's possibly no surprise that Price Harry and Meghan Markle have elected to return to the man behind the lens, Alexi Lubormirski, to document their May 19 nuptials.
 

"I could not be more thrilled or honored to photograph this historic occasion," Alexi said in a statement released by Kensington Palace. "Having taken Prince Harry and Ms. Markle's engagement photos, it brings me such joy to be able to witness again, the next chapter in this wonderful love story."

Meghan and Harry are said to have originally found the acclaimed fashion photographer via Instagram. He has also shot A-listers including Sarah Jessica Parker, Keira Knightley and Julia Roberts.

Royal baby three due date revealed?

 

Could Princess Charlotte be about to share her birthday celebrations with the arrival of a baby brother or sister? If you believe the bookies, that may well be the case. The latest betting odds on the arrival of the Duke and Duchess's third child have narrowed on May 2 - which will be Charlotte's third birthday.

While April 23 is still the bookies favourite for royal baby number three's birth, if the latest addition ot the Cambridge clan is a little earlier they could also share the Queen's birthday - she turns 92 on April 21. Or, should the bundle of joy appear on April 29, it would be a sweet way for his or her parents to mark their seventh wedding anniversary.

New study shows the sweet tooth gene is connected to lower body fat

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have released a new study with a surprising result: Those who have what is known as the "sweet tooth gene" - a variation known as FGF21 - are disposed to have less body fat than those who don't.


"It sort of contradicts common intuition that people who eat more sugar should have less body fat," Associate Professor Niels Grarup, who was one of the researches from the group, said.

However, before you rush to double down on dessert, it's not all good news, say scientists. Not only does the FGF21 gene predispose you to higher blood sugar, but it also means you are more likely to carry more weight around your waist than your hips.

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