Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Royal wedding: Sam Falloon helps Liberian midwives
Sam Falloon is sent to Liberia to teach sanitation and save the lives of mothers and babies.

"We had to have bodyguards after the royal wedding"

Karen Gibson from the Kingdom Choir on life after performing at the Royal Wedding
Karen Gibson from the Kingdom Choir on life after performing at the Royal Wedding and working with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Royal wedding choir writes lullaby for royal baby
The choir that sang at the royal wedding have written a lullaby for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's new baby.

Claire Ptak: I made Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding cake

The owner of Violet Bakery describes the honour, and the pressure, of the royal commission
The owner of Violet Bakery, Claire Ptak, describes the honour, and the pressure, of the royal commission, which took five chefs, five days to make. The elderflower and lemon cake was made in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace and remained a secret till the couple's big day. 

Photo: Claire Ptak Credit: BBC
Clare Smyth and Meghan Markle at Grenfell kitchen

Jayne McCormack

BBC News NI Political Reporter

County Antrim chef Clare Smyth, who runs a top London restaurant, visited Grenfell with Meghan Markle.

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2018…it wasn’t all Brexit

Some of the good news stories of the year from a sky-high papal wedding to a lucky raccoon
Are you finding yourself uninspired by politics or the latest economic data? You could be suffering from news fatigue. As an antidote to an end of year malaise, we have put together a reminder of the events that lit up the internet in 2018.  

These are some of the stories that captured out hearts: a love that crossed continents, an animal drama that gripped us and an example of human ingenuity that glued us to our screens. Let’s hope for more of this in 2019.

Photo: The Thai football team who were rescued after getting trapped in a cave, with Gary Pallister, former footballer with Manchester United Credit: Getty Image