Did Princess Beatrice Already Tell the Queen That She's Getting Ready to Marry Her Boyfriend?

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Kate Middleton, there are plenty of incredible royal couples in the spotlight. But we can’t forget about Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. While the sisters may not get as much media attention their cousins, we’ve still been keeping up with them for years thanks to the drama of their parents, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew. We also know that Princess Eugenie is in a loving marriage with Jack Brooksbank — and it looks like Princess Beatrice may not be too far behind.

The older princess has been dating her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi for less than a year, but things are heating up. There are even rumors that Princess Beatrice has even brought up marriage to Queen Elizabeth II. Here’s what’s fueling the rumor mill.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are in a serious relationship

Prior to Princess Beatrice’s current relationship, she was with a man for about a decade before the breakup. And while she’s only been with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi since the end of 2018, it seems she’s ready to marry and settle down now that she’s in her 30s. While the two have known each other for years, Insider notes they established a romantic connection last year — and they’ve since made a number of public appearances. They’ve even attended royal weddings together — and because Mozzi’s a family friend, he’s well-acquainted with Ferguson and Prince Andrew.

As for who Mozzi is, he’s a multimillionaire property tycoon who’s just 34. And while he seems to stay out of the negative media spotlight, it seems he does have some drama attached. Mozzi was allegedly engaged to ex Dara Huang for over three years, and he has a son with her. And it seems the two split after he met Princess Beatrice.

Princess Beatrice brought Mozzi to Balmoral to visit the queen

Hello! reports Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrived at Balmoral Castle in Scotland in July — and it appears Princess Beatrice made an appearance there as well. According to the publication, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson visited the queen, as did their daughters and the princesses’ significant others. Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie were there, as were Princess Beatrice and Mozzi.

The Sun reports Ingrid Seward, editor in chief of Majesty magazine, told Hello! that Princess Beatrice and Mozzi are prepping for a royal wedding of their own — and they could have gone to Balmoral to tell the queen of their plans. As Seward said, “They’re going to get married – I was told by a member of the family. … It’s possible they wanted to tell the Queen that Beatrice was engaged. They have to find a gap in her diary before they name the day and this would have been the ideal opportunity to discuss it.” We know Princess Beatrice doesn’t need the queen’s blessing in order to go ahead with a wedding, but since the two are so close, we’re sure she’d love if her grandmother approved of Mozzi, too.

Should fans prepare for a royal engagement?

So, should we expect a royal engagement soon now that Princess Beatrice and Mozzi took their trip to visit the queen and possibly talk about their future? The Sun reports a royal source said, “Princess Beatrice is head over heels in love and wants to marry as soon as possible and start a family.” And according to Seward, “I think a wedding as early as next spring or summer is likely.”

There’s also this to consider: According to Express, if Princess Eugenie gets pregnant, Princess Beatrice may have to delay announcing an engagement due to royal protocol. We’re not sure if Princess Eugenie is planning on having a child just yet, but there’s been plenty of speculation that she and Brooksbank could be planning on it.

Whatever happens first — a pregnancy for Princess Eugenie or an engagement for Princess Beatrice — royal fans will jump for joy. We’ll have to wait and see what occurs!

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Billie Eilish's 10 Most Relatable Moments

It’s sometimes hard to remember that Billie Eilish is simply a 17-year-old kid. That can happen when an artist has the No. 1 song in the country, a debut album that debuted at No. 1 as well, and is performing all over the world.

But it’s true. She might be nominated for a remarkable 10 Moonmen at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, held on Monday, Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ of all places, but she’s still just a kid who is discovering herself, quite literally, on the world’s largest stage. And as much as she’s become the voice of Gen Z, whenever she uses that voice in interviews, she reminds us of just how relatable she is. 

Take, for instance, the way the newly-legal driver spoke about her first car, a totally down-to-earth Dodge Challenger she nicknamed the Dragon. “Look at her fine ass,” she told Rolling Stone earlier this month. “I love this car so much.” (Of course, less relatable is the fact that it was a 17th birthday gift from her label.)

And when she took the magazine’s intrepid reporter for a ride in the Dragon, she told them, “I’m trying so hard not to speed right now. It’s mainly because my mom is up there.” Like we said, relatable.

While we wait to find out just how many Moonmen she’ll walk away with on Monday, let’s take a look at Billie’s 10 most relatable moments. 

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When she got real about social media:

“I used to read every single comment and every picture I was tagged in and respond to every single DM, but now I barely go on Instagram because I can’t handle that shit,” she told NME in January. “F–k that shit. I just don’t wanna see all the horrible things people say. I don’t wanna see that I should have died instead of this artist. It takes not looking at my phone to stop myself from engaging. I had to delete Twitter in March because of it. Nobody is going to win. If somebody said something to me in person, I’d beat their ass.”

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When she got real about the industry:

This industry is f–king horrible, but if I wasn’t doing this I would probably be miserable because this is always what I’ve wanted,” she told NME. “No matter how horrible fame is and how horrible this and that is: a lot of things make all of this worth it, y’know?”

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When she got real about child actors:

“I went on, like, two auditions,” she told Rolling Stone in August. “So lame. This creepy, cold room. All these kids that looked exactly the same. Most actor kids are psychopaths.”

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When she got real about the demands of her career:

“We can’t have this be the rest of our lives. We were talking about it the other day, we’re just like, ‘I’m 17, dude.’ I can’t have my life exactly like this forever, and he can’t either,” she told Beats 1’s Zane Lowe in April, noting that her brother Finneas O’Connell just bought a house with his girlfriend and got a dog. “It’s a weird balance, because I want to grow in my life, and grow up and have a life. But I already have my career. … Having been on tour, I know how it works. I know that you leave and it’s a little bit of your friends being sad. Then, you’re gone for long enough that life moves on and they keep doing things. It’s the same way as if someone dies. You have to keep going. You shouldn’t be mourning them every two seconds for the rest of your life. You have to keep going.”

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When she got real about the reaction to her wardrobe:

“I’ve spoken a lot to female artists about this, because if you’re not a female artist you probably don’t think about this,” she told NME. “If I was a guy and I was wearing these baggy clothes, nobody would bat an eye. There’s people out there saying, ‘Dress like a girl for once! Wear tight clothes you’d be much prettier and your career would be so much better!’ No it wouldn’t. It literally would not.”‘

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When she got real about mourning a controversial friend:

“I want to be able to mourn, I don’t want to be shamed for it,” she told UK outlet the Independent in April regarding the reaction to her feelings following XXXTentacion’s murder in 2018. “I don’t think I deserve getting hate for loving someone that passed.”

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When she got real about her love for an iconic NBC comedy:

“When I wake up, I put on The Office. If I’m making a burrito, I turn on The Office,” she told Elle in March. “I need the distraction so I don’t think. It’s like therapy for me. I have way too much to think about and people [I don’t want] to disappoint.”

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When she got real about ageism in the industry:

“When older people say, ‘What do you know about things like love?’, I know more about it than you do because I’m feeling it for the first time right now, whereas you haven’t felt that for a long time,” she told NME. “That doesn’t mean it is any less powerful, but it is definitely a different feeling. They’re used to love, heartbreak, pain and just wanting to f–king die, but for a younger person that’s all new to you and it’s terrifying.”

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When she got real about her body image:

“That was probably when I was the most insecure. I wasn’t as confident. I couldn’t speak and just be normal. When I think about it or see pictures of me then, I was so not OK with who I was,” she told Rolling Stone of her pre-teen dance career. “At dance, you wear really tiny clothes. And I’ve never felt comfortable in really tiny clothes. I was always worried about my appearance. That was the peak of my body dysmorphia. I couldn’t look in the mirror at all.”

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When she got real about the state of the world:

“Bro, teenagers know more about the country that we’re living in right now than anybody,” she told NME. “The world is ending and I honestly don’t understand the law that says you have to be older to vote, because they’re going to die soon and we’ll have to deal with it. That doesn’t make any sense to me. But to see young people taking part in peaceful protests and not obeying is beautiful.”

To see how the 2019 MTV VMAs shake out for Billie and all the other artists nominated, be sure to tune in to this year’s ceremony when it airs live on Monday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. only on MTV.

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Dying Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell blasts ‘grim' hospital meals as she highlights lack of NHS funding

EMMERDALE actress Leah Bracknell has blasted the hospital meals she’s had since being treated for cancer as she highlights the lack of NHS funding for food.

The 55-year-old was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2016 but has defied the odds to survive – and yesterday revealed she has decided to ignore doctors and is hoping for a miracle instead.

Today the star – best known for playing Zoe Tate on the ITV soap – has shared part of her hospital journey with fans by showing them what she has been eating.

Alongside a series of pictures, she wrote: “Over the next few days I shall be sharing pics of the NHS meals wat (sic) I have had!

“Being as it’s in the news and on the menu so to speak – and high time too. With £1.32 spent on each NHS meal compared to £2.02 spent in the prison service.

“I have documented them over the last few years to illicit sympathy from friends and family during my medical incarcerations. My mum thought this was a prawn korma! Wishful thinking mum. #nhsmeals #foodismedicinetoo. #nutritionfreemeals #nhs.”

Her followers were shocked by the food she showed – including a shepherds pie and macaroni cheese.

One person wrote: “Looks pretty grim”, while another added: “Think I would be ordering food in ! I wouldn’t be able to eat that!”

In the past campaigners have blasted the NHS after it emerged jailed criminals are being fed better than sick hospital patients.

Hospitals spend just £1.37 per meal for each patient – meanwhile the Prison Services spend £2.02 on feeding convicts.

The shocking figures, released in 2017, sparked calls from MPs for a review of food and nutrition in the NHS.

Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith also slammed the "inedible" NHS food – claiming it prevents patients from recovering from illnesses.

Prue, 79, who replaced Mary Berry on Bake Off, hit out at the "foul-smelling sludge" served in hospitals.

In a column for The Oldie magazine, she blasted £1.49 per meal budgets but added: "That's not an excuse for inedible meals."

She added: "Health ministers, doctors and administrators need to be convinced that good food is medicine."

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Steve Miller Band Release Another Unreleased Song From Upcoming Box Set

Steve Miller Band have shared another unreleased song, titled “Say Wow!” from their upcoming rarities box set, Welcome To The Vault.

The Miller-penned track was originally recorded in 1973, the same year that saw the release of the band’s hit The Joker LP.

Welcome To The Vault features Miller opening up his voluminous archive of recordings for the first time ever. The milestone 3CD + DVD box set covers his six-decade career over 52 audio tracks, with 38 previously unreleased recordings.

The set is accompanied by a book of photos, memorabilia and artifacts from Miller’s personal collection, as well as an exclusive 9,000-word essay by renowned rock journalist David Fricke.

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Newly single Faye Brookes parties at Manchester Pride after Gareth Gates split

Faye Brookes isn't letting her recent split from Gareth Gates stopping her from partying.

The Coronation Street actress, 31, joined her co-stars in Manchester to celebrate Pride Weekend partying on a float.

She drew the crowd's attention by swapping her usually brunette hair for a purple wig, glittering face jewels and a bold silver sequin jumpsuit as she waved a rainbow flag and blew bubbles into from the vehicle.

Faye was in great spirits as she laughed and hugged her co-stars, dancing around the float to the music blaring out.

Her outing comes just a week after she and Pop Idol star Gareth Gates called time on their seven-year relationship.

The Corrie cast float is a regular at the annual Manchester Pride event, and Faye was there to lead her colleagues in the celebrations.

She couldn't be missed in her sparkling jumpsuit as she was all smiles while partying with her pals.

Since her split from Gareth, Faye has been regularly posting inspirational quotes to keep motivated and it looks like her day out was another distraction.

Putting aside her recent woes Faye was joined by the likes of former co-stars Charlie Di Melo and Sally Dynevor to soak up the sunny weather.

It comes just a day after Faye spoke for the first time about her relationship ending writing on Twitter : "It’s been a really weird week…" She wrote to her followers.

"I’ve been throwing myself into the gym pretty much everyday, anyone who knows me knows how much I love training and keeping fit!

"It’s great for your physical and mental health. I’m a member of several gyms in Manchester including the fab Barry’s Bootcamp.

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Horrific injuries of model, 37, beaten unconscious by ex on ‘make or break’ trip

A mum-of-five suffered horrific injuries at the hands of her ex-husband on a 'make or break' trip to save their marraige.

Model Lucy Mears was told one more kick to her head could have killed her and was left with bruising, a broken nose and a bone jutting out of her gum.

On the surface, the 37-year-old, from Wolverhampton, seemed to have it all.

But behind closed doors, Lucy suffered years of mental and physical torture at the hands of her partner, until a trip to Newcastle brought it all to an end, Birmingham Live reports.

She said: "I was packing [for the trip] and I told him I didn't want to go. He kept saying to me 'come on we'll have a lovely time' but I had a feeling.

"I told him that this weekend would be make or break for us and I said 'if I don't leave you then I'll end up leaving you in a body bag.'"

After an evening celebrating his birthday, the couple headed back to their hotel room.

Lucy was later woken by the door slamming and a tirade of verbal and physical abuse began.

"I was kneeling up on the bed asking what was wrong and then he punched me on my left cheek," she said.

"I went flying off the bed but I managed to stop myself. I said 'don't ever do that to me again,' so then he hit me and I ended up on the floor where he continued to hit me, kick me in the head and rag me around.

"It was the first time he had hit me in my face. Normally he would hit me somewhere where I was able to cover it up.

"I tried to scream for help but we were the only guests staying on that particular floor that night."

"I was on the floor I looked up to him and begged him to stop. I looked in his eyes and there wasn't anything there. It was like he was dead behind his eyes and that's the face that haunts me.

"For months I couldn't sleep, every time I closed my eyes I just saw that face."

Lucy was beaten so badly that she was knocked unconscious. When she finally came round she knew she had to escape.

"I wasn't sure how long I was out for but when I came round I just felt numb," she said. "I couldn't move but I knew if I stayed there he might kill me.

"It felt like there was an angel lifting me up, somehow I found the strength to grab the blanket, wrap it around me and drag myself out of the room.

"I finally made it into the lift and out of the building where there was a group of men who tried to help me. I begged them not to come near me and they called the police for me."

The following night a police officer visited Lucy to see if she wanted to press charges. He had told her that her facial injuries were the worst he had ever seen and that one more kick to her head could have killed her.

"I had a broken nose, a bone sticking out of my gum and my body was covered in bruises, even after a week they were still coming out," she said.

"I also had to have an MRI scan to check for a bleeds on the brain, I was really lucky."

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Camila Mendes and Charles Melton Just Publicly Declared Their Love on Instagram

If you’re still in shock and dismay from Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus’ breakup and all you do is sit around watching The Last Song while gently crying (anyone?), it might be time to ship a different celebrity relationship. So allow me to present Charles Melton and Camila Mendes.

This IRL Riverdale couple just celebrated their one-year anniversary, and both of them hit Instagram to publicly declare their love for each other in posts that are best described as highly cute. Like, look. LOOK WITH YOUR EYES!


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365 days. i love you.

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I’m weak. Reminder: Charles and Camilla have been dating for, duh, a year, and first sparked romance rumors in September, when they were seen cozying up together on a beach towel with friends.


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They went Instagram official about a month later in October:



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And made their first red carpet appearance together in December:

Despite the public declaration of love, Charles and Cami are actually pretty private about their relationship. Back in March, Cami said “In my day-to-day life, I am an open book. But I’ve also developed this sixth sense. I understand how my spoken words can translate into written words and how things can appear out of context. It’s like, yeah, even though I feel comfortable talking about some things, do I really want to see it written over and over again? Sometimes, it’s not really worth it.”

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Relive Every Unforgettable Moment From the MTV Video Music Awards


For as much as things change, they also stay the same. Exhibit A: the MTV Video Music Awards. 

Since the inaugural ceremony in 1984, the event has garnered a reputation as Hollywood’s most unpredictable award show, one that still holds true three decades later. Beginning with Madonna‘s unforgettable live rendition of “Like a Virgin” while dressed as a bride to Cardi B teasing the debut of her newborn daughter on stage last year, stars always find a way to keep fans on their toes when it comes to the VMAs. 

Arguably one of the most famous moments in the MTV show’s history was when Madonna joined forces with top songstresses Britney Spears and Christina Aguilerato open the 2003 show, sealing their place in the annals of VMA history with that kiss before Missy Elliott took over with her iconic hit, “Work It.”

16 years later, the rapper is being honored at this year’s VMAs as the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are leading the nominee pool this year as the two stars tied for the most nods. With performances and appearances scheduled from Shawn Mendes and Camila CabelloLizzo, the Jonas Brothers and Elliot herself, standout moments are once again sure to be in store.

But, until host Sebastian Maniscalco takes the stage at the Prudential Center in New Jersey to kick things off on Monday night, revisit MTV’s history of unforgettable VMA moments in E!’s gallery below: 


Madonna, 1984

The “Material Girl” famously sang “Like a Virgin” while rolling around the stage in a white wedding dress. 

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Howard Stern, 1992

The Shock Jock lived up to his raunchy reputation when he was lowered onto the stage as a superhero named Fartman.

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Kurt Cobain vs. Axl Rose, 1992

The two were involved in one of the most famous rock feuds. At the 1992 VMAs, tensions ran high backstage, where Cobain’s wife Courtney Love, who also brought along then-newborn daughter Frances Bean, taunted Rose, prompting the Guns N’ Roses frontman to threaten to beat up Cobain if he didn’t shut his “bitch” up. Kurt then told Love, sarcastically, “Shut up, bitch!”

After he performed with his band Nirvana, the group’s drummer Dave Grohl kept saying “Hi, Axl!” into his mic.

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Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley, 1994

Shortly after their wedding, the couple walked on stage holding hands as the audience cheered. After Jackson declared, “I’m very happy to be here and just think, nobody thought this would last,” the King of Pop and Elvis Presley‘s daughter shared a kiss and walked off. 

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Fiona Apple, 1997

The songstress won the award for Best New Artist in a Video, but used her acceptance speech as an opportunity to speak out against Hollywood, telling viewers, “This world is bulls–t.”


Diana Ross and Lil’ Kim, 1999

While presenting Best Hip-Hop Video, the legendary singer unexpectedly tapped Lil’ Kim‘s exposed left breast.

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Britney Spears, 2001

The pop princess unforgettably took the stage for her performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U” with a snake draped over her shoulders.

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Eminem vs. Moby, 2002

Amid an ongoing feud between Eminem and MobyTriumph the Insult Comic Dog poked fun at their beef while roasting the latter artist to his face in the VMAs audience. Triumph then attempted to do the same to Eminem, who was not in the mood.

Eminem later took to the stage to accept the award for Best Male Video and said mid-speech, “That little Moby girl threw me out of my zone for a minute.”

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Britney Spears & Madonna, 2003

To open the show, Britney, Madonna and Christina Aguilera joined together for a rendition of “Like a Virgin” and “Hollywood,” sealed with a headline-making kiss between the women. 

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Britney Spears, 2007

The pop princess made her highly anticipated return to the VMA stage, though her performance of “Gimme More” was panned. 

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Kanye West, 2009

The rapper crashed the stage when Taylor Swift won Best Female Video because he thought Beyoncé “had one of the best videos of all time.” When Bey later won for Video of the Year, she asked T.Swift to join her on stage to have her moment.

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Lady Gaga, 2010

Gaga made headlines when she sported the now-unforgettable meat dress by Franc Fernandez as the most awarded star of the night. 

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Beyoncé, 2011

The pop star announced she and Jay-Z were expecting their first child together when she cradled her baby bump on the red carpet and literally dropped her mic and rubbed her baby bump at the end of her performance of “Love On Top.”


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Justin Bieber, 2011

The Biebs had his own snake moment when he brought a baby boa constrictor named Johnson to the show.

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Miley Cyrus, 2013

Hannah Montana who? The former Disney star twerked her way into MTV history with her performance of “We Can’t Stop” and a duet of “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke.

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Nicki Minaj vs. Miley Cyrus, 2015

While accepting the award for Best Hip-Hop Video for “Anaconda,” Nicki confronted Miley, who was hosting, over negative comments she had made about the rapper in a New York Times interview. She called the pop star a “bitch” and asked her, “What’s good?”

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Kanye West, 2015

At the end of his lengthy Video Vanguard acceptance speech, the rapper unforgettably announced his plan to run for president in 2020. 

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Drake & Rihanna, 2016

The rapper sparked headlines when he declared his love for the songstress while presenting her with the 2016 Video Vanguard Award, telling the audience, “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22-years-old.”

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Fifth Harmony, 2017

On the heels of Camila Cabello‘s exit, the girl group shocked the world when they opened their performance with the image of a fifth member falling off the stage. 

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Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany Join ‘WandaVision’ Cast at D23 Expo

Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany brought WandaVision to Disney’s D23 Expo!

The co-stars stepped out for the event on Friday (August 23) at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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They were also joined by cast mates Kat Dennings, Randall Park and Kathryn Hahn.

“We get to do a deep dive into some comic books we haven’t yet referenced and it’s going to be a wild ride,” Elizabeth told ET Canada.

Paul added, “It’s going to start off really funny and end up really messed up and epic!”

Check out all that Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany had to say about WandaVision…

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