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UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): It's hell on Earth from this molten sparkler, popping, groaning and sometimes (INAUDIBLE) exploding.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (voice-over): It shows me the power of God, the power of our Earth.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): This lava bomb came and hit right here. Some of these fissures, they are starting to melt, become interconnected and spread out in many directions across the southeastern sections of the big island.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This may all disappear. This area here might all disappear.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): It is man versus Mother Nature.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE (voice-over): This is NEW DAY WEEKEND with Victor Blackwell and Christi Paul.
CHRISTI PAUL, CNN HOST: In an early start today this morning and welcoming you to some breaking news that we're watching right now, massive lava flows are stranding people in Hawaii. There are homes burning down and incredible new images are showing the growing dangers that are facing the big island this morning.
VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN ANCHOR: Stunning new details about a second meeting at Trump Tower between the president's son and a group of foreigners offering to help Donald Trump get elected president.
PAUL: Also, after a royal wedding, many saying unlike any other, the newlyweds are set to return to Kensington Palace at any moment and already they are prepping for their first official royal engagement. BLACKWELL: Let's turn now to the spewing streams of lava. Dozens of earthquakes, chunks of flying, flaming debris, Hawaii is on high alert this morning as an erupting volcano threatens to trap people who live there on the big island.
PAUL: Overnight, officials warned that lava is flowing toward one of the main evacuation routes now. This is just hours after it destroyed four homes and forced helicopter rescues.
BLACKWELL: CNN's Scott McLean is there in Pahoa.
Scott, it seemed that some of these lava flows were slowing down. But a different story now.
SCOTT MCLEAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It is amazing, Christie and Victor, just how quickly Mother Nature can really just turn on a dime. A few days ago, you're right; a lot of these fissures were dying down. They seemed to be going dormant. They were just spewing this sulfur dioxide but not very much in terms of lava.
That is no longer the case. There are fissures, old ones, that seem to have reactivated themselves. But I want to show you the one we've been keeping our eye on. This is the now seventh night now that we have watched this one. And you can see how high it continues to spew lava into the air.
Geologists have been saying for a while now that it seems to be decreasing in intensity. That seems to be the case. But look at this giant sparkler, that's what it looks like. It is creating its own mound around it, which is sort of decreasing the amount that you can see from our vantage point.
Believe it or not, there are actually homes down there; all of them, from what we can tell, they are still standing though a lot of people in that area are scrambling to get their things, scrambling to get out or do what they can to protect their homes.
Here is the other thing I want to tell you about. That's that lava flow that you mentioned. These are those fissures that had been dormant, now reactivated. They are spewing a massive amount of lava down into this flow.
In fact, I know you can't see it from here but our live location on Friday, it would probably be buried under 10 feet of lava right now had we still been standing there. So it is continuing to stream down toward the ocean.
The problem is it has already taken out one roadway and it will need to cross another roadway before it reaches into the ocean. Officials are also saying once it gets there, that mix of lava with that salt water creates another dangerous chemical that people really do need to be made aware of.
I haven't even mentioned the fact that the main summit of Kilauea, that main crater, it also had a recent explosion, dust reaching some 10,000 feet in the air, though, believe it or not, that's minor compared to the other explosions that we've seen there.
So people who are living near the crater, which is some 20 miles from where we are, they are using dust masks to make sure the air quality is at least breathable. And we also have not seen a decrease in the earthquakes that they are feeling around here. There was a 4.9 magnitude earthquake just earlier today.
So that is just one more thing that has people on edge here.
PAUL: What are we hearing behind you?
Are we hearing the lava?
And I'm looking at how close you are to this.
Do you feel like you can get out of there if you need to?
MCLEAN: Absolutely. Everything that is in front of us has not been touched by lava yet. We certainly have a clear escape route. But in terms of noise, let me show you what we are hearing specifically.
There is this main sparkler, this main fissure that continues to spew lava continuously. But then off to the right, there are two other holes or fissures that every so often will explode.
So that's the noise that you're hearing, it almost sounds like a jet going overhead followed by a very loud bang. It is startling. A couple of nights ago, we thought we were hearing the loudest bang. But after being here for a couple of nights and hearing them constantly, it is hard to know whether they were loudest two nights ago or tonight.
The bottom line is for the people who live around here, it's just another terrifying reminder of what's going on.
BLACKWELL: You mentioned the people who live around there. I'd like to see more of this. I compare it to a geyser of fire and lava behind you, Scott. You say that there are homes, there are communities nearby.
How close are the communities to what we are seeing behind you?
MCLEAN: As we know, there have been homes lost. So they're now to 40. So in some cases the lava has completely destroyed these homes. In other cases we're talking some as close as 100 yards. Just down there, they are still standing, at least for now.
Other people are worried about the splattering of lava from this big geyser, this big fissure that might end up on their roof. Just because that molten lava is so hot, they're worried that it might start a fire.
So that is obviously a major concern for people. And then there's the lava flows. It is hard to describe just how much that lava flow has grown. For instance, yesterday, there was a hill that we had to go down to reach the edge of the lava flow. That's not a downslope anymore, it is a hill that you'd actually have to go up.
So that gives you an idea of how much lava is coming out of the ground into those flows and obviously when it reaches your home, it really doesn't stand much of a chance.
BLACKWELL: All right, Scott McLean for us there. Scott, pass this on to your photographer, he doesn't have his IP in. If while we're speaking with Allison Chinchar, if he can get in close on what you call that sparkler behind you, because I wanted to continue to kind of explain what we are seeing and what we are hearing while we are going through her Severe Weather Center report. So pass that on to your photographer, Scott, if he can get a nice, tight shot for us right now.
PAUL: Of what's behind you. And thank you, Scott, so much.
MCLEAN: -- out of the way here.
PAUL: Thank you. Thank you so much.
BLACKWELL: This morning, Texas governor Greg Abbott will attend a church service in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 students and teachers were killed in a deadly shooting there; believe it was nine students and one teacher. These are four of the victims here.
PAUL: We're also getting some new information regarding how students sheltered in a closet next to the bodies of some of their classmates, who were dead, as the gunman fired shots and taunted them from outside. CNN correspondent Nick Valencia live for us from Santa Fe, Texas.
Nick, I understand you talked to a mom who lost her daughter.
What did she tell you?
NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I did, Christie, good morning there. I spoke to Sadie Baze, who believes that her daughter, Shana Fisher, was deliberately targeted by this alleged gunman.
She says that her daughter for at least the last four months had problems with the alleged gunman, that he was trying to make her his girlfriend and repeatedly harassing her, so much to the point where last week, in the middle of class, she stood up to say no, embarrassing the alleged gunman.
And it's Sadie Baze, the woman I spoke to yesterday, that -- the mother of this 16-year old who was killed on Friday, she believes that's the reason one of those shotgun shells was for her daughter. I spoke to her one-on-one at a community potluck dinner yesterday and she is still grieving.
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My daughter was going up to my mother, telling my mom for the past four months -- and my brother -- that he had been making advances on her and that she finally stood up to him because her younger sister was being bullied in school.
And she was showing her, look, this is what you do. You have got to stand up to him and tell him, no. It's not right. And this is the outcome, you know. I don't -- I don't know what else to say.
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VALENCIA: Sadie Baze says that she still expects her daughter to walk through the front door of the house. But she knows her daughter will never walk through the door again.
This community is still focused on healing, not on politics right now. This a much different environment than what we saw a few minutes ago in Parkland, Florida. We don't see the same type of anti-gun control or gun control movement happening here.
In talking to residents in this community, they say they don't want to focus on that. They believe that this is a societal problem, not about guns. And what they say is they want to focus on inclusion and this community, getting to know their neighbors. They believe that that will stop the mass shooting from happening at schools and that's what they're focusing on right now -- Victor and Christie.
PAUL: All right, Nick Valencia, thank you so much.
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick joining Jake Tapper on "STATE OF THE UNION." That's at 9:00 am Eastern right here on CNN.
BLACKWELL: President Trump repeatedly spoke with South Korea's president a few hours ago. Next, what they talked about on the call and it could be crucial in the coming days, as North Korea and the summit with the president gets closer.
PAUL: Also the president is attacking Robert Mueller's Russia investigation by way of a new avenue, let's say. What he wants the Justice Department to release that may start a fight between him and the DOJ.
BLACKWELL: And later, yes, they did it. "SNL" spoofs the royals.
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MIKEY DAY, COMEDIAN, "PRINCE HARRY": Sis-in-law, Kate Middleton, right, you look a little tipsy, Kate.
CECILY STRONG, COMEDIAN, "KATE MIDDLETON": Well, yes, you know, the past six years I have been like pregnant the whole time. So I'm going hard tonight.
"HARRY": Yes, I can tell.
How much have you had to drink?
"KATE": One glass of champagne.
"HARRY": Lightweight, lightweight.
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BLACKWELL: President Trump and South Korean president Moon Jae-in spoke for about 20 minutes on the phone last night.
PAUL: They are working really closely right now to try to keep next month's U.S. summit with North Korea on track here because North Korea threatened to back out of the meeting.
They have also stopped their talks with South Korea. This week ahead is going to be crucial. President Moon is visiting the White House Tuesday. North Korea has said they would mark the tear-down of their nuclear site on Thursday with a demolition ceremony and then the summit is still scheduled for June 12th in Singapore -- so far.
BLACKWELL: In the U.S., President Trump is still battling with his own Justice department over the Russia investigation and the 2016 election.
PAUL: He wants the DOJ to allow members of Congress to review documents related to an FBI informant. Here's CNN's Ryan Nobles.
RYAN NOBLES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Victor and Christie, President Trump is continuing to keep up the pressure on the Department of Justice and the FBI to root out more information about this informant, that was working on behalf of the FBI to find out information about Donald Trump's campaign.
He put out yet another tweet on this topic on Saturday, saying, quote, "If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal. Only the release or review of documents by the House Intelligence Committee, also Senate Judiciary is asking for, can give conclusive answers."
And then he said, "Drain the swamp."
Now this is something that the president is not letting go. He is specifically talking about the House Intelligence Committee getting more information about this informant. But there is a concern among the people in the FBI and in the intelligence community broadly that if the House Intelligence Committee gets this information in their hands that that could lead potentially to the revelation of the identity of this informant.
And that is something that has many people concerned, including the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, who said on Friday that he is very concerned that this informant's identity could be made public.
Also Christopher Wray, the current FBI director, someone appointed by President Trump, said specifically, the day that we cannot --
NOBLES: -- protect human sources is the day that we become less safe.
But this is something President Trump is not going to let go. He has now tweeted on this topic four different times. It appears he is using this as a way to discredit Robert Mueller and his investigation.
There's something important to keep in mind here. Not only is the president not entirely correct when talks about infiltrating or being embedded within the campaign, that's not what this informant did.
The reports are he was someone that was trying to attempt to build relationships with people that were connected to the campaign. But he was never officially a part of the campaign.
Also this is an informant that began his work prior to the Robert Mueller investigation even starting. He did become part of Mueller's investigation after the fact. But this started long before the Mueller investigation kicked off.
But this becoming a big issue for President Trump. It is something that he continues to talk about. Of course, using his powerful Twitter feed to get that message out -- Victor and Christie.
BLACKWELL: All right, Ryan Nobles, thanks so much.
Joining us now, Siraj Hashmi, commentary writer and editor at the "Washington Examiner."
Siraj, good morning.
SIRAJ HASHMI, "WASHINGTON EXAMINER": Hey, good morning, Victor.
BLACKWELL: Let's start with the request for these documents that House Republicans and the president is now calling for. They've won these fights for documents before. But you're seeing strong pushback from DOJ, strong pushback from the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray.
You expect this will be different?
HASHMI: It could be different. If it reveals the information that Donald Trump things that there is in there, obviously there will be some vindication there.
But there's a good chance that the documents that the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee are asking for may not reveal everything that President Trump is looking for.
And if that's the case, they're going to be continued pressure on the DOJ to produce more information to prove that the FBI informant, who was at least talking to a number of his campaign advisers, to try to prove that it was politically motivated to rummage around in his campaign, of course, there right now isn't any proof.
Of course, The Daily Caller also reported the identity of the informant. Of course we don't know if there's actually confirmation that this is the professor that they're talking about.
But there is a good chance that this probably would just open up more cans of worms.
BLACKWELL: "The Times" is specifically reporting -- or not reporting the name, saying they may know it but they are not reporting it because they are being asked not to. It could endanger a lot of people and information and sources.
Let's talk now about what the president is alleging. He is alleging infiltration of his campaign. He is alleging that a spy was planted for the purposes of helping Hillary Clinton's campaign.
But it's specific -- let's talk about the people this informant spoke with. "The New York Times" is reporting this informant spoke with Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, "The Washington Post" adding Sam Clovis to that list. And these people are important because of their relationships and communications in the past.
HASHMI: Right. The worst thing that looks bad on President Trump and his campaign is that they were trying to diminish the roles of both George Papadopoulos and Carter Page when their names initially came out that they were the reasons why this investigation started.
Of course, Sam Clovis, he wasn't really in the picture until now in terms of what he knew. But of course he also said when he met with this FBI informant, they only talked about China and Russia never came up.
So with George Papadopoulos, he is the reason why the FBI got started on the investigation into the Russia ties to the Trump campaign. And this is kind of expected. There's not really a surprise that the FBI would ask these questions of the Trump campaign, consolidate that he was the one that started this investigation, or at least sparked this investigation. You would have to expect there would be some FBI follow-up and there were some former agents who are thinking that the FBI actually acted too cautiously in this case. They actually weren't aggressive enough in pursuing these leads.
BLACKWELL: And timing especially, we read in "The Times" report there. Let's go to another "Times" report of this new meeting with Don Jr. at Trump Tower months before the election. You have in the room, you've got Erik Prince, former head of Blackwater there; George Nader, who is a representative of an Emirate prince and a Saudi prince there and also an Israeli -- I guess he is a social media manipulator. He is an expert in that field.
Now when we talk about the Trump Tower meeting with Don Jr., I have to ask which one now. The significance of this reporting.
HASHMI: This kind of exposes the seedy underbelly of political campaigning. You have a number of --
HASHMI: -- campaigns that actually try to meet with as many officials, whether they be within the country or outside the country, who are trying to influence the election. Of course, the United States is the most powerful of country in the world.
There will be a number of nations who probably would want a particular candidate to win because it would be more favorable to their government or what have you.
BLACKWELL: But more than just the seedy underbelly, it would be illegal to accept the help from these sources outside the government, to accept these in-kind donations or cash donations on behalf of --
HASHMI: -- for sure, that's actually illegal because foreign donations are illegal under the Federal Election Commission.
But if they were just offering support in other ways, which many campaigns have probably tried to do and tried to figure out a way to get around the laws because the FEC and federal election laws in general are pretty nuanced and there are definitely a lot of loopholes that we need to close.
This part exposes a lot of things that are wrong with politics in general. They're trying to offer help in the idea of a social media campaign, it probably runs along the lines of Cambridge Analytica in terms of not just grabbing all this Facebook data but just the fact that they were trying to go about trying to influence the election in a social media way.
BLACKWELL: I think you have a lot of strategists who would push back on something that a lot of campaigns try to do with what we've seen with this meeting and what we saw from the last Don Jr. meeting. We've actually got Walter Schaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics, on a little later today and I'll put that to him.
But let me get to one more thing. I am running out of time. What Twitter and social media is going crazy over; the biggest misspelling since covfefe apparently, the president tweeted a welcome home to the first lady, the first time welcoming home "Melanie," who he's not married to and his wife's name obvious is Melania.
Significant here, is this just an auto-correct typo or is it more than that?
HASHMI: Yes, there are too many times in which I've misspelled people's names. Melania, obviously, probably isn't spelled as often in whatever, Apple iPhone or Android. I assume he has an iPhone. But covfefe of course is probably his best misspelling because we don't know if that was actually intentional to just rile everyone up.
But, of course, he deleted that about an hour or two after it came out. He kind of deleted this one almost immediately.
BLACKWELL: -- from your perspective?
HASHMI: From my perspective, I obviously feel bad for Melania, of course. Nobody wants to have their name misspelled. But of course my name is Siraj. My name gets butchered all the time.
HASHMI: And I just have to roll with the punches.
BLACKWELL: I tried to get it right, Siraj Hashmi. I've consulted on pronunciation. Hopefully I got it right.
HASHMI: Thank you, Victor.
BLACKWELL: All right, thank you very much.
HASHMI: Have a good one.
BLACKWELL: And this morning, for viewers here in the U.S., "STATE OF THE UNION," Senator Mark Warner joins Jake Tapper at 9:00 am Eastern right here on CNN.
PAUL: China and the U.S. have reached an initial agreement on trade. They have not put a dollar amount on the commitment from China. China has agreed to, quote, "significantly increase purchases" of U.S. goods and services in order to reduce the trade imbalance between the two countries after weeks of threats from both sides of a possible trade war. It still is yet to be seen how big a step, how significant this agreement may really be representing.
BLACKWELL: An American actress takes her place on the world stage and emerges as the newest member of the British royal family. All of the details of Harry and Meghan's wedding.
PAUL: People are already to finding some comedy in the royal wedding. "Saturday Night Live" showed their version of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal reception.
BLACKWELL: Star-studded wedding and a party that reportedly lasted late into the night. Meghan Markle, now officially known as Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry, are expected to be heading back to London today.
This is after the royal wedding many say was unlike any other.
PAUL: We'll go to Windsor with you now, the site of yesterday's festivities and where we find CNN's Max Foster is still planted.
We were having that conversation, Max, we are still saying Meghan Markle but we probably should not be.
BLACKWELL: How are we supposed to refer to her now?
MAX FOSTER, CNN ROYAL CORRESPONDENT: She has multiple titles. She is a countess, she's a baroness, she's technically a princess but the main title will be the Duchess of Sussex. They are the Sussexes -- we can't say it -- the Sussexes.
PAUL: Is Meghan OK, if we refer to Kate and William, is it OK to just be Harry and Meghan?
FOSTER: You know what?
I think you keep the name that made you famous. She's always going to be Meghan Markle. People were utterly endeared by her performance yesterday and the way she stamped her character on the big day.
So I think it's a more endearing term for her, Meghan and Harry. He's very relaxed. He doesn't have any time for pomp and ceremony really. He doesn't expect people to bow to him, for example. So he's very comfortable with Harry.
I don't think they will be offended by us calling them Meghan and Harry. But for the formal events they will be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It was a wonderful day. There were so many highlights. But I don't think anyone says it any better than our very own correspondent, Nick Glass.
NICK GLASS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The gospel soul classic, "Stand by Me," from 1961, we assume the song means a lot to the couple and we also assume it's never been sung at a British royal wedding before.
The choir stood at the back of St. George's Chapel Windsor and simply sang for Harry and Meghan.
GLASS (voice-over): There was a palpable sense of departure here. On one side of the chapel a certain English royal stiffness perhaps and reserve; in contrast, a warmth and vivid emotion on the other side.
Meghan Markle's arrival looks like she may help change things.
We always knew that the turnout would be glamorous, the divorced, biracial American actress marrying the most popular of English princes. We weren't disappointed. The church filled. Meghan's on- screen husband from "Suits," Patrick J. Adams; David Beckham, footballer and model; Mr. Elton John and husband; Serena Williams, tennis player.
The vintage Rolls-Royce swept bride and mother to the chapel. We glimpsed the dress for the first time.
GLASS (voice-over): (INAUDIBLE) French couture, Givenchy were the most delicate and lengthy of veils, sewn with floral symbols from all over the commonwealth, 1930s tiara was borrowed from the queen.
It seems that Meghan had always planned to walk down the first part of the aisle by herself, followed by her retinue of bridesmaids and pageboys. In the absence of her father, Prince Charles met her halfway.
And of course, at this wedding, there was love. This was visibly, inescapably a romantic union.
REV. MICHAEL CURRY, EPISCOPAL CHURCH: The late Dr. Martin Luther King once said, and I quote, "We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love."
GLASS (voice-over): For a good 30 minutes or so, St. George's Chapel reverberated to unfamiliar oratory, American and passionate. The response was mixed.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He didn't -- he wasn't getting anything out of it.
JUSTIN WELBY, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY: I, Meghan, take you, Harry...
MEGHAN MARKLE, DUCHESS OF SUSSEX: I, Meghan, take you, Harry...
WELBY: -- to be my husband...
MARKLE: -- to be my husband...
WELBY: -- to love and to cherish...
MARKLE: -- to love and to cherish...
WELBY: -- until death us do part. MARKLE: -- until death us do part.
GLASS (voice-over): And so Harry and Meghan were married in a great English medieval chapel and kissed without any prompting from the waiting camera man. Thomas Markle watched it all on TV.
"My baby," he said, "looked beautiful and very happy."
In what seemed like Californian sunshine, his daughter now has a title. She is the Duchess of Sussex, although we'll still probably refer to both of them as just Harry and Meghan -- Nick Glass for CNN.
FOSTER: There was the feminism story, the diversity story, the fashion story, the love story. There were so many elements for so many people to plug into here. I think that's really what makes this a true fairy tale. And it blows the royal story right open because more people can identify with Meghan than they ever could with Kate or Diana, who went before them, all of whom really embodied the Disney princess, which is what we lock into in the first place when it comes to the royal story.
But I want to speak to Richard Fitzwilliams here. He's our royal commentator. He's a historian as well.
Richard, there's so much symbolism here and people can take what they want from it. But the way it was described to me by the palace was that Meghan just did it her own way. And she reflected -- her character is reflected in the service, isn't it. But just explain what a huge thing that was to achieve because you can't just walk into this institution and be yourself. It is virtually impossible.
RICHARD FITZWILLIAMS, ROYALTY COMMENTATOR: You're quite right. It is an absolutely unique achievement. What we were seeing, and I think the excuse for this in St. Paul in 1981, it was a state occasion in 2011 it was a semi-state occasion.
This was as private a wedding as could be conceived in the kaleidoscope of vivid, careful, often dramatic and sometimes emotional images that come back from yesterday, what we saw was Meghan putting her stamp on the ceremony because it reflected her American heritage so vividly.
The reverend Michael Curry, this was a charismatic oratory and it was the power of love. And it was something that was -- has never been heard before in a royal wedding and also the gospel choir, wonderfully haunting, "Stand by Me," all of this clearly was Meghan's wish.
And there is no doubt also that Harry paying tribute to Diana as we saw with Lady Jane Fellows' reading and also we saw with the, "Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Redeemer." So it was personal to most of them in a way that we've --
FITZWILLIAMS: -- never seen. It was quite unique and you're absolutely right. People will identify with this across the world.
FOSTER: It was the choir, which was the profound thing. I've spoken to people in America but also here in the U.K. and for everyone, just seeing that choir perform in this church, which has been there for 500 years, in a castle which goes back 1,000 years, it's never been seen before. And it makes it so much more relatable.
But it doesn't end here, either. I think people would have noticed the small crowd of people at the bottom of the steps to greet them, intentionally put there by Meghan and Harry, because they represent the charities they want to support going forward.
And then we now know that they're not going to get straight away on honeymoon. Instead, they're going to have a public engagement. They are going to get back to work on Tuesday. And they want a message to go out there.
What do you think that message is, that they're going to put public service above the honeymoon?
FITZWILLIAMS: It will be that they will be going to a Buckingham Palace garden party, which commemorates the Prince of Wales at 70 and his charities and also the prince played such an important part in yesterday's ceremony, which I'm sure he was glad to do.
But the message Meghan and Harry are sending out, and they are right; that is the way we will know them, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex indeed on formal occasions, they want, as Meghan put it so well, the royal foundation forums, she wants to hit the ground running with Harry, inspired obviously by Diana because there's no question, as humanitarian activists and senior members of the royal family, they can do what nobody else can.
And it will be fascinating to see what they achieve and how they go about it.
FOSTER: OK, Richard Fitzwilliams, thank you very much indeed.
So Christie, Trevor (sic), it's an eerie calm here today because literally as soon as the service was over, everyone started dispersing. But people are talking and talking and talking about this great day.
PAUL: And they will continue to do so until we see the first glimpse of them after the wedding. At this point we'll see if we see them today. Max Foster, thank you so much. Good to see you.
BLACKWELL: It's Victor, by the way. But you get a pass on that one. It's been a long 48-72 hours for you.
PAUL: You have been working so hard. You have been working so hard.
FOSTER: (INAUDIBLE). BLACKWELL: That's all right, that's all right.
PAUL: We have all done it at some point. We've all done. Thank you, Max. Take good care.
By the way, in our next hour, we'll be joined by a survivor of the Manchester bombing. She had the chance to witness Harry and Meghan's nuptials and her favorite moment might have been scoring this photo with David Beckham. But she is joining us in the next hour.
BLACKWELL: Coming up next, a morning bike ride becomes a struggle to survive here after a cougar attacks two men in the woods.
PAUL: Also evidence that could shed light as to why this plane crashed just hours after takeoff. It killed more than a hundred people who were on board. CNN is in Havana with the very latest on the investigation there.
BLACKWELL: Searchers have found a key piece of evidence in that investigation into Cuba's deadly plane crash. Officials have located the plane's cockpit voice recorder. And they say it's in good condition.
PAUL: Because that recorder would help investigators determine why the Boeing 737 crashed, just second after it took off on Friday, killing more than 100 people, who were on board there.
BLACKWELL: CNN's Patrick Oppmann is following the investigation. He has the very latest from Havana.
PATRICK OPPMANN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Just seconds after takeoff in Havana, an explosion, a Cubana airline with 113 passengers and crew aboard crashed in a field next to the Jose Marti International Airport.
Rescuers were greeted by scenes of total chaos. Passengers' belongings littered the ground. The Boeing 737 split into several pieces. The plane's burned-out tail coming to rest near a tree; 110 people died in the crash but miraculously, seemingly against all odds, three people, all Cuban, all women, survived.
Cuban officials cautioned the survivors have traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and severe burns and that their recovery is far from certain. "These patients have highly complicated injuries," he said. "It has
taken an extraordinary effort to stabilize them."
Friday's accident was the worst aviation disaster Cuba has suffered in nearly three decades. It comes as the island's Communist-run government recently canceled flights and pulled aircraft experiencing mechanical problems from service.
The plane Friday had been rented from a Mexican airline and had a Mexican crew. Cuban officials are still investigating what caused the plane to crash.
OPPMANN: This is the terminal where the plane left from. It was supposed to take off from here and fly most of the way down the island to a city called Holguin, Cuba. Instead, it crashed just after takeoff.
OPPMANN (voice-over): Residents that live in the area of the crash scene said the plane struggled to get airborne.
"The plane was revving its engines to take off, but it couldn't," he told CNN. "Luckily, it didn't land on anyone's house."
Cuban officials say they have now recovered the remains of all the victims. But the process of identifying the dead following such a devastating crash could take weeks -- Patrick Oppmann, CNN, Havana.
PAUL: One person is dead and another seriously injured after they were attacked by a cougar while they were mountain biking in Washington State. This cougar was captured on a wildlife camera not far from that scene just three weeks ago. Officials haven't said whether it is the same cougar responsible for this attack but the man who took this video says there is no shortage of wildlife along that biking trail.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I realize there are things out here that are very powerful and this is their space. And you just have to respect that.
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PAUL: Wildlife officials were able to track down and they did kill that cougar, seen standing over one of the bicyclists at the scene. DNA results will be used to determine if it is the same cougar in that attack.
BLACKWELL: Next, "Saturday Night Live" takes aim at the royals.
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"HARRY": What are you drinking, mate?
ALEX MOFFAT, COMEDIAN, "PRINCE WILLIAM": A virgin hot toddy. "HARRY": So a tea, then?
So sorry to hear that your hair could not make it. So sorry.
"WILLIAM": Brilliant. What a brilliant boy.
BLACKWELL: The cheers of a royal wedding were echoed with a bit of laughter across the Atlantic.
PAUL: Yes, the royals were celebrating their nuptials. "Saturday Night Live" offered its own parody of the royal wedding reception.
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"HARRY": What's up?
It's your boy, Harry Windsor, AKA Ron Sleazeley. Yes, official wedding video 2018. It's 2:00 am. Royal reception still going strong. Meghan is out in the hallway, trying to stop some of her white relatives from getting in because they are mental.
But let's see who's hanging out. Right. Everybody is here.
But what about you?
What's your name?
CHRIS REDD, COMEDIAN, "DESHON": Deshon. I'm from Meghan's side of the family.
"HARRY": Oh, right. I kind of figured that. But how you feeling tonight?
"DESHON": Outnumbered but good, man.
"HARRY": Yes. I say, oops, sis-in-law, Kate Middleton, right, you look a little tipsy, Kate.
"KATE ": Well, yes, you know, the past six years I have been like pregnant the whole time. So I'm going hard tonight.
"HARRY": Yes, I can tell.
How much have you had to drink?
"KATE": One glass of champagne.
"HARRY": Lightweight, lightweight. [05:55:00]
"HARRY": There he is, my dad, Prince Charles himself.
So, Pop, you proud of your youngest son?
BECK BENNETT, COMEDIAN, "PRINCE CHARLES": Yes.
"HARRY": Anything else you would like to say?
"HARRY": OK then. All right.
How you doing?
Chilling alone, right, right?
What are you drinking, mate?
"WILLIAM": A virgin hot toddy.
"HARRY": So a tea, then?
So sorry to hear that your hair could not make it. So sorry.
"WILLIAM": Brilliant. What a brilliant boy.
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PAUL: I will admit, I have met two of the princes. And they probably really do razz each other like that, yes. There is more humor there than you would imagine.
BLACKWELL: I love the idea of there potentially being a wedding reception video. I know there probably isn't and we won't see it. But the idea that "SNL" played with that, I like it.
PAUL: That was great.
So we want to show you some of the latest pictures we are getting in today because it is really quite frightening at the end of the day. This is coming out of Hawaii at this hour.
BLACKWELL: Yes. You can see the volcanic eruption sending lava -- these lava bombs near homes. Dozens of earthquakes rattling the big island. CNN is live there in Hawaii. What you're seeing is happening right now. We'll take you there next.