LONDON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A close friend of Britain's Prince William is being investigated on allegations he assaulted a soldier during an army exercise, police said.
Maj. Nicholas van Cutsem, an escort at Prince William's wedding to Catherine Middleton, allegedly struck the soldier with a horsewhip during training, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.
Van Cutsem, the prince's friend since childhood, was commander of the Captain's Escort during the royal wedding in April, riding alongside the duke and duchess of Cambridge as their carriage traveled to Buckingham Palace.
The incident allegedly occurred at a training camp in Norfolk during an exercise simulating an attack on a royal coach.
"Half the squadron [was] posing as protesters but on this occasion they were successful in overcoming the ceremonial guard," a source told The Sun. "Several of them were pulled off the coach and in the process the allegation was made against one of the senior officers for using his whip."
A Defense Ministry spokesman said it could confirm that the Royal Military Police was investigating the allegation, The Daily Telegraph said.
"The alleged incident occurred during a military exercise which involved mounted troops dealing with a public order situation," the spokesman said. "It would be inappropriate to comment further while the investigation is ongoing."
Guns N' Roses announces U.S. shows
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Guns N' Roses has scheduled its first series of U.S. concert dates in five years, the rock band's representatives confirmed.
The American leg of their latest tour is to begin Oct. 28 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., MTV.com said.
The group, which has undergone numerous personnel changes over the years, includes veteran front man Axl Rose, as well as guitarists DJ Ashba, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and Richard Fortus; bassist Tommy Stinson; keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman; and drummer Frank Ferrer.
The band's last major concert was in Dubai last December. The musicians are scheduled to perform a run of shows in South America and Mexico before they begin their U.S. tour, MTV.com said.
Emily Deschanel gives birth to a son
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Emily Deschanel's publicist confirmed the U.S. actress has given birth to a son she named Henry.
The child is the first for the "Bones" star and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actor David Hornsby, who she married last year.
Deschanel's publicist told People.com baby Henry was born Wednesday.
"CONGRATULATIONS EMILY D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" the actress' "Bones" co-star TJ Thyne said via Twitter in response to the baby news. "Yay yay yay!!! :o)"
'Jagger' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" featuring Christina Aguilera is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a third week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 is Adele's "Someone Like You," followed by Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" at No. 3, LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock at No. 4 and Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts" featuring Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine at No. 5.
Rounding out the top tier are Bad Meets Evil's "Lighters" featuring Bruno Mars at No. 6, Cobra Starship's "You Make Me Feel..." featuring Sabi at No. 7, Rihanna's "Cheers (Drink to That)" at No. 8, Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" at No. 9 and Lady Gaga's "You and I" at No. 10.
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