Meghan in­sists she ‘cares for fa­ther’

Irish Daily Mail - - Front Page - From Amy Mul­vaney show­biz@dai­ly­mail.ie

STU­DENT Daniella Tim­per­ley has got an in­vi­ta­tion to to­mor­row’s royal wed­ding – but first has to swot up for ex­am­i­na­tions be­fore she can start celebrating.

Daniella, 17, of Antrim, has been cho­sen to at­tend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day af­ter she was named this year’s All-Ire­land Top Youth Vol­un­teer.

How­ever, the sixth-form stu­dent at St Louis Gram­mar School, Bal­ly­mena, is con­tin­u­ing her stud­ies until right be­fore the wed­ding.

Speak­ing to the Ir­ish Daily Mail, she said she would be go­ing in to school to­day for re­vi­sion classes be­fore trav­el­ling to Wind­sor with her mother, Marie, tonight.

‘I’m in school on Fri­day be­fore I go for re­vi­sion classes. Ex­ams are kind of stress­ful. I had one on Wed­nes­day and two next week. I’ve barely had a chance [to study]. It’s been crazy,’ she laughed.

While she has been ‘dis­tracted’ by her ex­ams, the Ran­dal­stown teenager said she’s ‘re­ally ex­cited’ about at­tend­ing the wed­ding.

‘It’s get­ting closer and a bit more real be­cause I’ve been dis­tracted the past cou­ple of weeks with ex­ams,’ she said.

Daniella, who is heav­ily in­volved with char­ity work, and her mother were told to be at Wind­sor Cas­tle, where the wed­ding will take place, at 8.30am on Satur­day and are ex­pected to be there until 3pm.

They will stay with a friend who lives near the wed­ding venue.

Daniella will do her own make-up and hair af­ter be­ing styled by the Ir­ish Daily Mail’s You Mag­a­zine. Since news of her in­vi­ta­tion was re­leased by her school, Daniella has been con­tacted by the world’s me­dia to dis­cuss her re­ac­tion.

‘My school told me the news be­fore I got it,’ she said. ‘It was pretty sur­real ac­tu­ally. I didn’t ex­pect it. I didn’t know it was a thing! I was just re­ally, re­ally happy.’

‘I’m in school on Fri­day’

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