This week’s selection of unmissable stories from news brands includes the crowning of the official Coronation dish, Disney making history and stand out outfits for any wedding…
1. Leader of the Lost Boys
Noah Matthews Matofsky makes history by becoming the first actor with Down’s syndrome to land a major role in a Disney feature film. The British teenager stars as leader of the Lost Boys in the new Peter Pan adaptation for Disney+. Matosky credited A-list co-star Jude Law for his best day on set, with Law surprising all the child actors by hiring an ice cream van on set. Matosky hopes to attend drama college and aims to be a role model for other people with Down’s Syndrome who would like to perform
2. Quiche Lor-reign
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla have given the quiche, a meat-free tart with French origins, the highest social status by crowning it the official dish for the Coronation. Metro shared images of the garden party that took place in Westminster Abbey to kick off the celebrations, hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Coronation Big Lunch ambassador, chef and presenter Dame Prue Leith, joined Prince Edward to taste the Coronation Quiche, a vegetable-oriented take on a favourite of late Queen Elizabeth II’s.
3. A fight against fossil fuel
In a YouTube video shared by The Independent, Game of Thrones stars and real-life couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie co-star in a short skit highlighting a “toxic relationship” linking UK high street banks and fossil fuels. The couple take part in a staged therapy session as part of the Make My Money Matter campaign, raising awareness of how cash may be financing industries that are destroying the planet.
4. Best dressed
Weddings can take on many different themes these days, but with different themes comes different expectations for guests’ attire. From evening wear to black tie, the Telegraph advised readers on how to be the best dressed wedding guest this spring — from understanding the brief on the invitation to selecting the outfit. The story also promoted styles in a ‘get the look’ format, with the clothes available from rental companies, as well as on the high street and on designer rails.
5. Sense of reality
According to the Office of National Statistics, around one in three British adults surveyed were reported to experience high levels of anxiety. The Guardian’s ‘Science Weekly’ podcast explored whether virtual reality headsets could have a positive effect by teaching sufferers techniques to control their emotions. The idea grew from a collaboration between University of Cambridge researchers and Cambridge-based gaming company Ninja Theory and the games could offer sufferers help while waiting for professional medical help.