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■ Coun­try mu­sic star Garth Brooks said he’ll pony up for a Hawai­ian hon­ey­moon for a Texas cou­ple who got en­gaged at his con­cert in Ok­la­homa City. WFAA-TV re­ported that Drew Bargs­ley pro­posed to Chelsea Townsend while Brooks was play­ing his hit “Unan­swered Prayers” on Satur­day night. The singer got wind of the com­mo­tion and from the stage asked the Dal­las-area cou­ple about their hon­ey­moon plans. He told them that he and his wife, Tr­isha Year­wood, will pay for their hon­ey­moon if they de­cide to go to Hawaii. Year­wood had a set dur­ing the con­cert and ac­knowl­edged the cou­ple once again. When Brooks told his wife that he had of­fered to pay for the hon­ey­moon, Year­wood re­sponded: “Sure … ab­so­lutely. Con­grat­u­la­tions!” She then jok­ingly said, “No­body else can get en­gaged tonight!” ■ Bri­tish singer Ed Sheeran is bask­ing in the af­ter­math of his Game of Thrones cameo. Sheeran ap­peared as a Lan­nis­ter sol­dier lead­ing a group in song in Sun­day night’s sea­son pre­miere of the hit HBO fan­tasy drama. The 26-year-old Sheeran posted on In­sta­gram a shot of him­self on screen with the cap­tion, “Throw­back to the time I was a Lan­nis­ter.” He also posted a pic­ture of him­self on set along­side Maisie Wil­liams, who plays Arya Stark. Pro­ducer David Be­nioff said in March that the team had been try­ing to get Sheeran a spot on the show for years to sur­prise Wil­liams, who’s a Sheeran su­per­fan.

■ Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, is turn­ing 70 with few com­plaints, al­though she ad­mits her feet are sore af­ter a long day of royal du­ties. The mile­stone for the Duchess of Corn­wall was marked Mon­day with the re­lease of an of­fi­cial por­trait of Charles and Camilla. She has qui­etly earned the pub­lic’s trust af­ter a rocky be­gin­ning to her pub­lic life caused by her re­la­tion­ship with Charles dur­ing his un­suc­cess­ful mar­riage to the late Princess Diana. Camilla was ini­tially blamed by some for Diana’s un­hap­pi­ness as she com­plained pub­licly about Camilla’s con­tin­u­ing close re­la­tion­ship with Charles. Those hard feel­ings faded with time af­ter Diana’s 1997 death in a car crash. Charles and Camilla mar­ried in a low-key cer­e­mony in 2005. Camilla, who has ac­com­pa­nied Charles on many for­eign trips and is a fa­mil­iar fig­ure at royal events, has been ac­tive in many char­i­ties. On Mon­day, she was named first royal pa­tron of The Sil­ver Line helpline, a char­ity that helps older peo­ple. She told the Daily Mail news­pa­per that she of­ten feels like a teenager but re­al­izes she is get­ting older be­cause her feet are in “agony” af­ter a long day.




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