Prince William surprised well-wishers with a James Bond moment outside Buckingham Palace by driving past with his new bride in a vintage Aston Martin convertible after a wedding reception.
William drove the blue car with a "JU5T WED" number plate out of the gates of Queen Elizabeth's central London home to loud cheers from the crowd. His wife Kate Middleton, in the passenger seat, waved to the thousands of well-wishers.
The car - whose marque was made famous by the fictional British spy James Bond - also had an "L" or learner plate fixed to its front in a nod to the couple's newly wed status and was festooned with balloons.
William was driving his bride to nearby St James Palace so that Middleton could change for the evening festivities.
A royal official said the car, an Aston Martin Volante, belonged to William's father Prince Charles and was converted to run on E85 bioethanol, made from English wine wastage.
"He's had it for 30 odd years and he thought it was a lovely idea to offer it to him to drive back," the official said.
William and Middleton married at Westminster Abbey on Friday in a sumptuous show of British pageantry that attracted a huge world audience and breathed new life into the monarchy.
The Washington Post newspaper's crossword puzzle had special meaning for one local couple.
With the complicity of the daily broadsheet, Corey Newman, 28, of Alexandria, Virginia, proposed to his live-in girlfriend, Marlowe Epstein, 31, through clues buried in a specially-crafted puzzle.
The clue for 37 Across, asked for the name of a role in the movie "Shakespeare in Love." The answer - Marlowe. 39 Across asked for the name of a "Casablanca" screenwriter. The answer - Epstein.
The clincher was 51 Across: "Words with a certain ring to them." As soon as Epstein came up with the answer - "Will you marry me" - Newman got down on one knee, whipped out a diamond ring and repeated the question. "Yes, of course!" Epstein said. "I was sort of blown away," she said. "I was so impressed that he managed to pull that off!"
The amusing video showcases First. Brig. Norman Kamaru, a member of the Mobile Brigade force in Gorontalo, dressed in police uniform, lip-syncing and dancing to the “Chaiyya-Chaiyya” song by Indian movie star Sahrukh Khan while on duty guarding a police post. His head and hand gestures resemble those made by Indian actors, while his lip-syncing proved that he had actually memorized the lyrics.
The National Police, however, are not happy with the officer, saying that they would punish him for “undisciplined and childish behavior”.
Indian song titled ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ sung with hilarious and full of feeling by the First Brigadier Norman Kamaru, Gorontalo Police Brimob members, was also famous in Hollywood. The song was even used in several films and television series Hollywood production. No wonder, since ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ in the top 10 most popular songs throughout the world version of the BBC.
Perhaps no one realizes that the remix song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ is used in opening and closing of the movie ‘Inside Man’, starring Danzel Washington and Clive Owen. At the opening of the film production in 2006 was, ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ has been summarized from the original version, and added trumpet accompaniment. While at the close of ‘Inside Man,’ used ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ hip-hop remix version.
‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ was also played on the television series ‘CSI: Miami’ season five episodes of the 5th. The original version of this song available on compilation albums A.R Rahman, entitled ‘A.R. Rahman – A World Music. “A.R. Rahman is the creator of the song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya.’ Lyric ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ itself was composed by his colleague, Gulzar.
The song became popular because it is used in the film Dil Se, starring Shahrukh Khan. ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ is often used in various cultural festivals in India. The song was also chosen as a counterpoint to the opening ceremony of the Games the Commonwealth countries in 2010 which took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhil.
In 2003, the BBC conducted a global survey to select the 10 most popular songs ever. There are 7000 songs from around the world who entered the selection to choose from. The survey itself is conducted in 155 countries. The result, ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ was elected to the row of the 9 th most popular songs of all time. Uniquely, this song is not only popular in India, but also in England.