A couple in England are probably still pinching themselves after Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip surprised them at their wedding. Frances and John Canning jokingly invited the queen and her husband to their nuptials after they heard that the royals would be in the same town, Manchester, on the day they were to exchange vows. They received a reply declining their offer.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were in Manchester on an official tour celebrating the queen's Diamond Jubilee. She has reigned as Britain's monarch for 60 years. What the Cannings did not know was that the palace was secretly making arrangements for her majesty and Prince Philip to attend the wedding on Saturday. The royals arrived minutes after the vows were over and posed for pictures, chatted with the bride and groom, and told the bride how lovely she looked, as well as wished the newlyweds all the best.
Frances was thrilled to have the queen and prince at her wedding, saying, "We're going to have to get a bigger wedding album now." Husband John added that it was "one of the best presents you could wish for."
A man in Vermont is battling fast-food chicken giant Chik-fil-A. Bo Muller-Moore was sued by Chik-fil-A late last year for trademark infringement. Muller-Moore was sent a letter to cease and desist his use of the phrase "Eat More Kale" on his hand-printed T-shirts and to shut down his website. The fast food chain claims that his slogan is too similar to its "Eat Mor Chikin" ads.
Instead of just giving in, Muller-Moore has decided to fight Chick-fil-A. He launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his documentary, "A Defiant Dude." Muller-Moore sought to raise $75,000 to make the movie, but his campaign has already received almost $90,000 so far, and he's being backed by nearly 2,000 people.
Muller-Moore says that he knows the odds are against him but still wants to shine a light on "trademark bullies" that he says are legally harassing small businesses and wearing them down with repeated lawsuits and appeals.
Chick-fil-A has filed suit against at least 30 other businesses that use the "Eat More" slogan, and sent Muller-Moore a list of those companies.
The "Eat More Kale" slogan originated 10 years ago, when a couple of Muller-Moore's friends special-ordered shirts from him. He said he came up with the sketch and stenciled it in less than 20 minutes, and before he knew it, the slogan had taken on a life of its own. The folk artist says the message behind the phrase is multidimensional, but mainly it's about eating healthier.