BBC News Review: Mr Markle may not attend royal wedding

source: BBC Learning English        2018年5月15日
Reports suggest that Meghan Markle's father may not attend her wedding to Prince Harry. It follows the appearance of photographs showing him being measured for a wedding suit and reading newspaper stories about his daughter. He is reported to have said that he did not want to cause his daughter embarrassment by attending the wedding. Dan and Catherine bring you the language you need to talk about this story.

Language challenge: 
Who takes photos of celebrities to sell to newspapers and magazines?
a) shutterbugs
b) photojournalists
c) paparazzi
Watch the video and complete the activity

The story
There is uncertainty whether Meghan Markle's father will attend Saturday's wedding between his daughter and Prince Harry, the sixth in line to the British throne.
It follows reports that Thomas Markle co-operated with a paparazzi photographer to pose for pictures. Mr. Markle had been expected to walk his daughter down the aisle, but he's now reported to have told journalists that he's decided not to go.

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--frantic: out of control due to worry or urgency
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