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Guess who! Can you recognise who this adorable royal is?

<p>Many little girls love to dream about their future wedding day, and this Princess was no different.</p> <p>The royal member has posted an adorable childhood picture of herself dressed up as a happy bride on Instagram.</p> <p>The throwback photo caused a stir on social media, with fans of the stunning Princess swarming to comment uplifting messages to the account.</p> <p>“Always destined to be the most beautiful Royal bride,” one user wrote.</p> <p>“You were the most beautiful bride, especially with the emerald green tiara, and the dress fit beautifully!” another person said.</p> <p>“The best insta [post] I've ever seen!” a comment read.</p> <p>The Princess captioned the picture: “same same but different… #tbt”</p> <p>Can you guess who this famous member of the family is? Scroll through the gallery above to see if you were correct.</p> <p>It’s none other than Princess Eugenie!</p> <p>The 28-year-old placed the throwback photo next to an image of her as a real-life bride. The key differences between the two wedding looks show through with a younger Eugenie opting for a traditional veil on her “wedding day” compared to when the big day rolled around where she chose a gorgeous emerald tiara gifted by Queen Elizabeth.</p> <p>The bouquets though, they’re almost identical.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu_wRtPlkZ7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu_wRtPlkZ7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Same same but different...#tbt</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/princesseugenie/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Princess Eugenie</a> (@princesseugenie) on Mar 14, 2019 at 9:54am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in October last year at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Just six months earlier, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wed in the same chapel.</p> <p>On her special day, the Queen’s granddaughter wore a bridal gown by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos and it was specially designed to showcase the long scar running down the middle of her back.</p> <p>The low-back design was altered per the request of the Princess, as she wanted to highlight the scar, which she received from a procedure to correct scoliosis – curvature of the spine – when she was 12.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see Princess Eugenie’s life in pictures.</p>

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Top 6 tips: How to buy art that will make you money

<p>Just like with any investment, value increases when demand does also – and if a gorgeous piece of art is what you’re looking for, then perhaps consider what could make your art purchase a smart one.</p> <p>There are several tips to think about when buying pricey art that’s a beauty to the eye.</p> <p><strong>1. Buy art that you truly love </strong></p> <p>Since art is an investment that is long-term, your best bet is to buy work that <em>really </em>catches your eye. Afterall, if it’s not on your wall for years to come, then it’s probably not the wisest purchase.</p> <p><strong>2. Originals </strong></p> <p>Originals will always be a heftier price to pay but will potentially have higher resale value than a print by the same artist. If an artist releases a print that is in demand but does not have many for sale, then your resale value is likely to increase.</p> <p><strong>3. First editions </strong></p> <p>If you are thinking of purchasing a limited-edition print, try to get your hands on the first in the edition, or the artist’s or printer’s proof. The first runs are much more sought after.</p> <p><strong>4. Controversial/political </strong></p> <p>More attention is likely to be given to artwork that has a strong message, has historical significance or is deemed controversial.</p> <p><strong>5. Notoriety </strong></p> <p>It is a safe investment to purchase work from an artist with a more well-known reputation. However, you will most likely be paying top dollar for their work if they are renowned.</p> <p><strong>6. Emerging talent </strong></p> <p>Talk to galleries and find out what is really selling and who is getting the attention at art fairs. Keep an eye out for emerging talent and pick up work early in their career so you get the best return in the long run.</p> <p>What are some of your tips to earn an investment in the long run on your art purchases?</p>

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Fans in a frenzy as the Queen shares her first photo on social media

<p>Queen Elizabeth II has made fans erupt with excitement after she made her Instagram debut.</p> <p>The 92-year-old monarch paid a visit to London’s Science Museum, where she viewed a World War II Enigma code machine and the original NeXT computer, which was what Tim Berners-Lee used to create the World Wide Web in 1989.</p> <p>To celebrate the inauguration of the museum’s Smith Centre, Her Majesty used an iPad to post an image from the archives.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Butcx0YHlYD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Butcx0YHlYD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">📽 Watch the moment Her Majesty The Queen posted on @theroyalfamily Instagram for the very first time.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/theroyalfamily/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> The Royal Family</a> (@theroyalfamily) on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:21am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The photograph was of a letter and was shared to the royal family’s official Instagram account, which currently has 4.5 million followers.</p> <p>The letter, which was from inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage, dates back to the 19th century and was addressed to her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria and great-great-grandfather Prince Albert.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/ButJtIMnBrV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ButJtIMnBrV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily)</a> on Mar 7, 2019 at 3:31am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“In the letter, Babbage told Queen Victoria and Prince Albert about his invention, the Analytical Engine, upon which the first computer programs were created by Ada Lovelace, a daughter of Lord Byron.”</p> <p>The Queen also mentioned that the computer pioneer “designed the ‘Difference Engine,’ of which Prince Albert had the opportunity to see a prototype in July 1843”.</p> <p>The Queen said: “Today, I had the pleasure of learning about children’s computer coding initiatives and it seems fitting to me that I publish this Instagram post, at the Science Museum which has long championed technology, innovation and inspired the next generation of inventors.”</p> <p>She signed off the caption with her signature: “Elizabeth R.”</p> <p>The Science Museum wrote back, saying: “We are honoured that while opening The Smith Centre at the Science Museum Your Majesty shared a post on Instagram for the first time.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/ButPShOBpjp/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ButPShOBpjp/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Science Museum (@sciencemuseum)</a> on Mar 7, 2019 at 4:19am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“We’re thrilled that the image is of correspondence from the Royal Archive between Charles Babbage and Your Majesty’s great-great-grandfather Prince Albert about the Difference Engine No. 1 on display in your Making the Modern World gallery.”</p> <p>In a few short hours, the photo had garnered over 78,000 likes and a stream of comments.</p> <p>“Can this post by Her Majesty please break the internet,” one user wrote.</p> <p>“Yes Queeny, doing it for the gram!” wrote another.</p> <p>The Queen has always championed modern resources, and throughout her time as monarch, has introduced technology into the royal family.</p>

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Windsor Castle announces new exhibition featuring Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress

<p>Princess Eugenie's stunning wedding dress that is on display for a new Windsor Castle exhibition shows outfits worn at the royal's October wedding, and has resulted in many letters of support for the royal.</p> <p>The bridal gown by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos was specially created to showcase Eugenie’s long scar from a procedure to correct scoliosis – curvature of the spine – when she was 12.</p> <p>The low-back design was altered as the Princess’s request, who says she chose to highlight her scar to break down “taboo” around scars.</p> <p>“I had always wanted a low back, part of it was showing my scar and I believe scars tell a story about your past and your future and it's a way of getting rid of a taboo,” she said in audio commentary for the new exhibition.</p> <p>“For me it's a way of communicating with people who are going through either similar situations with scoliosis, or having a scar of their own, that they are trying to deal with.</p> <p>“We started getting a lot of letters from people who were happy that I had stood up and showed my scar, and people with scoliosis, letters from girls that are going through the same thing, and I definitely was very touched by everyone's support.”</p> <p>The Queen’s granddaughter – and Prince Andrew and Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson's daughter – married Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel on October 12, 2018.</p> <p>The fabric of her gown included symbols that were significant to the Princess, including the White Rose of York being intertwined with ivy. This special sign represented the couple’s marriage and their future together.</p> <p>The black-tie evening event at the York family home in Windsor Great Park also featured the Princess wearing a blush-coloured silk chiffon gown with a cape. The dress was designed by American designer, Zac Posen.</p> <p>Eugenie said: “I wanted something reminiscent of Grace Kelly in <em style="font-weight: inherit;">To Catch A Thief</em> so I showed that for reference and Zac came up with this silk that he had found from Manchester. </p> <p>“Every single draping effect, every single detail, every button is all painstakingly done by him and his team.”</p> <p>Princess Eugenie admitted that although she is a royal, her wedding day was the first time she had worn a tiara – the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara lent to her by the Queen – which was completed with diamond and emerald drop earrings.</p> <p>“It was the most incredible thing to wear such a piece of history that my grandmother had lent me, very proud moment and the beautiful earrings were a gift from my husband,” she said.</p> <p>The exhibition will feature Eugenie’s wedding gown with a folding neckline around the shoulders to a low back. The low-back feature drapes into a flowing full-length train.</p> <p>Also included in the royal wedding exhibition is the tiara, evening gown, Jack Brooksbank’s morning suit, and Princess Beatrice’s maid-of-honour outfit.</p> <p>Outfits of the wedding bridesmaids, Theodora who is the daughter of Robbie Williams, Louis de Givenchy, who was one of the page boys and one of the flower girl dresses which were worn by Princess Charlotte, Savannah and Isla Philips, Mia Tindall, Maud Windsor and Theodora Williams.</p> <p>Prince George was also a page boy for the special day alongside Louis and both outfits were designed by Amaia Kids.</p> <p>The Zac Posen blush pink dress worn by Princess Eugenie for her wedding reception is also on display.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see all the outfits featured on Princess Eugenie’s special wedding day. </p>

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Fergie shares rare photos of Prince Andrew on his birthday

<p>Sarah Ferguson has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, on his 59th birthday by sharing a few never-before-seen photos.</p> <p>The first photo, which appears to have to be taken on their private estate, shows the royal beaming with joy, while the second is from the day he was made Colonel of the Grenadier Guard.</p> <p>The Duchess captioned the post with, “Happy Birthday Andrew @hrhthedukeofyork.”</p> <p>Even Princess Eugenie hopped on board, as she posted a series of rare photos showing her dad as a child and on her wedding day last year.</p> <p>“Happy Birthday to you Papa … we are so proud of you in everything you have achieved in your 59 years!! @hrhthedukeofyork.”</p> <p>Despite their marriage ending in divorce, the Duke and Duchess of York are famously known to have a very close relationship with each other. In an interview with <em>Good Morning Britain</em>, Fergie spoke about her bond with the Prince, and how the two chose to raise their daughters.</p> <p>“The way I have been a mother to my girls, is I never hide anything from them,” Fergie said during the show. “So, the fears, we address them straight on. Beatrice is 30 and Eugenie is 28, they are young women now and they have their own voice.</p> <p>“I believe in example by leadership.</p> <p>“The way we have always managed to be very, very solidified as a team together, of course with the Duke of York, who is a great father, is family unity [and] talking about any issue.”</p> <p>Happy 59th birthday Prince Andrew!</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the heartwarming photos Fergie and Eugenie shared of the royal. </p>

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Kensington Palace shares rare photos of Princess Diana

<p><span>Kensington Palace has released a rare throwback photograph of Princess Diana and Prince William in celebration of the Duke's new patronage.</span></p> <p>On Wednesday, Prince William officially became the Royal Patron of The Passage, a charity focusing on homelessness.</p> <p>The Palace announced the news with pictures of his first visit to the charity in 1993, when he went with his mother and brother Prince Harry.</p> <p>The first photograph depicted Princess Diana sitting with Prince Harry on her lap and Prince William nearby. The second showed the charity's visitor book signed by the Princess and her first son.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">This entry in The <a href="https://twitter.com/PassageCharity?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PassageCharity</a> visitor’s book marks The Duke of Cambridge's first visit with his mother Diana, Princess of Wales in 1993. <a href="https://t.co/iKgC5pQMaB">pic.twitter.com/iKgC5pQMaB</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1095653653107617792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 13, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>"The visits I made as a child to this place left a deep and lasting impression upon me – about how important it is to ensure that everyone in our society, especially the poorest, are treated with respect, dignity and kindness, and are given the opportunities to fulfil their potential in life," Prince William said in a statement.</p> <p>The 36-year-old Duke of Cambridge marked the news with another visit to the charity, in which he helped serve food in the resource centre’s kitchen and met with clients and volunteers for the charity’s 'Home for Good' program.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">8-10 volunteers support Head Chef Nour Shab in the kitchen every day. <br /><br />2,651 homeless people were supported by <a href="https://twitter.com/PassageCharity?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PassageCharity</a> in 2017/18 - this was made possible with the help of the charity’s 450 regular volunteers who work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. <a href="https://t.co/P0xSVsCMAd">pic.twitter.com/P0xSVsCMAd</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1095660758409596928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 13, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The Duke has also been a Patron to Centrepoint, a charity that supports homeless youths, since 2005, following in the footsteps of his mother who had filled the role from 1992 until her death in 1997. </p> <p>When he took over the role at the age of 23, he told <a rel="noopener" href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1498374/William-becomes-patron-of-the-homeless.html" target="_blank"><em>The Telegraph</em></a>, "My mother introduced that sort of area to me a long time ago. It was a real eye-opener and I am very glad she did. It has been something I have held close to me for a long time."</p> <p>On Thursday, Prince William also visited a number of men’s mental health charities in London, including the 'Future Dads' program run by the charity Future Men where he discussed issues surrounding fatherhood.</p> <p>"Whenever a high-profile royal visits any organisation, they bring the spotlight with them so his visit will naturally be a huge boost for awareness of the issue," royal expert Victoria Murphy told <a href="http://sandhillsexpress.com/abc_world/prince-william-visits-mens-mental-health-charities-in-london-abcid36158055/"><em>ABC News</em></a>.</p> <p>"So public visits, where they speak about and endorse the work of the charities in this area as well as meeting and speaking to people they have helped, are an important part of helping to achieve this."</p>

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Duchess Kate shares special family item that “makes me feel happy”

<p>The Duchess of Cambridge has proudly shared a sweet photograph of her family, during a special show-and-tell with students at a London-based primary school.</p> <p>The royal attended a special event at London Primary to mark Children’s Mental Health Week. She met with excited smiling children, and while sitting around a table while each person shared something that “makes them feel good,” Kate decided to share her special keepsake.</p> <p>As the Duchess opened her black clutch bag, she told them: “I’ve got something. It’s not very big. Do you want to see it?</p> <p>“This is a photograph of my family. These are my children, and this is my husband,” she explained.</p> <p>“And we like playing outside together and spending lots of time together as a family. And that makes me feel very happy.</p> <p>“Do you like spending time with your families? What do you like doing sometimes?” the royal asked the young primary school kids.</p> <p><img style="width: 302px; height: 170px;" src="/media/7823326/gettyimages-1127519022.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7230a1291796445ea191778546315e84" /></p> <p>The 37-year-old Duchess shared a family portrait showing her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and her husband Prince William.</p> <p>The stunning photograph is featured on the Cambridge family 2018 Christmas card, taken by Matt Porteous at Anmer Hall.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BtgCiktlTcQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BtgCiktlTcQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">This @_place2be #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek people across the UK are taking steps to be ‘Healthy: Inside and Out’. At Lavender Primary School The Duchess of Cambridge found out more about the support offered to students, teachers and parents to help with mental wellbeing — including the daily mile, a simple away to get children outside for 15 mins every day to run or jog at their own pace. The Duchess also joined a food diary activity, which focusses on the links between food choices and mood and feelings, and even met Herbie the school dog!</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Feb 5, 2019 at 4:46am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The mother of three travelled through two schools in London on Tuesday to mark Children’s Mental Health Week.</p> <p>The Duchess is the royal patron for Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity. This year’s theme for Health Week is ‘Inside and Out.’</p> <p>The charity works across England, Scotland and Wales, and with more than 280 primary and secondary schools. </p>

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Michael Schumacher’s son hits out at "fake" family photos

<p>Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has blasted misleading family photos that have circulated on social media.</p> <p>The 19-year-old took to Twitter on Sunday night to clarify on the images allegedly showing the Formula 1 legend with him and his sister Gina. The pictures have been widely shared by fans on social media, often gaining thousands of shares and likes.</p> <p>“These photos are often published because they supposedly show me as a child with my father,” he warned. “To clarify: these pictures here do NOT show me, and neither do they show Gina. I'm sorry for the people in these photos.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">These photos are often published because they supposedly show me as a child with my father. To clarify: these pictures here do NOT show me, and neither do they show Gina. I'm sorry for the people in these photos. I can only appeal to all media to remove them from their archives. <a href="https://t.co/EvbzjFUArl">pic.twitter.com/EvbzjFUArl</a></p> — Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) <a href="https://twitter.com/SchumacherMick/status/1091994134662037504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">3 February 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The identity of the children in the photos remains unknown.</p> <p>The son of the seven-time world champion was recently seen visiting an exhibition dedicated to his father’s racing career in Maranello, Italy.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Last week in Maranello, @ <a href="https://twitter.com/MuseoFerrari?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MuseoFerrari</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Michael50?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Michael50</a> exhibition. <a href="https://twitter.com/ScuderiaFerrari?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ScuderiaFerrari</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ForzaFerrari?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ForzaFerrari</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeamMS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TeamMS</a> <a href="https://t.co/mkV38AoQkI">pic.twitter.com/mkV38AoQkI</a></p> — Mick Schumacher (@SchumacherMick) <a href="https://twitter.com/SchumacherMick/status/1091113731680022529?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">31 January 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The 50-year-old has not been seen in public since 2013, when he suffered head injuries from a skiing accident.</p> <p>Little is known about Schumacher’s recovery, although the family said he is “in the very best of hands” as he continues to be treated at his home in Switzerland.</p> <p>Mick is on track to follow in his father’s footsteps after winning a Formula 3 title and joining Ferrari’s junior driver program last year. He is set to compete in a Formula 2 championship this year with the Prema team.</p>

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Monet’s garden – is this the most beautiful garden in the world?

<p>Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a founder of the French Impressionist movement. He also left us a body of work that helped create a fresh view of the world. Many of his more memorable works were painted in his garden at Giverny, 75km west of Paris, where he lived from 1883 until his death at the age of 86. His home and garden (including the water lily pond) were bequeathed by his son Michel to the French Academy of Fine Arts in 1966 and was opened to the public in 1980.</p> <p><strong>What’s there?</strong><br />While the house contains Monet’s collection of Japanese woodcut prints and an expansive gift shop, the real joy of this cultural site is, of course, the garden. While impressionism was about perception over nature, the artist’s garden provides a chance to walk through a Monet painting like Alice in Wonderland. Monet’s vast landscaping project has become his most enduring art work - a riot of colour and a wild profusion of summer flowers.</p> <p>There are two parts to the garden. The first is the Clos Normand, a flower garden in front of the house. The other is the Japanese-inspired water garden and its immediately recognisable bridge. Monet famously said of his beloved gardens, ”All my money goes into my garden," and "I am in raptures."</p> <p><strong>Visiting</strong><br />It feels like a great privilege to be able to visit this phenomenal cultural landmark however be aware that it is one you will share with many many others. These enticing gardens are open from the end of March until the start of November and during this time there are many coaches delivering tourists. A massive half a million people visit each year, which gives an indication of just how spectacular the view is. If you decide to go on one of the many tours on offer then be aware you may only be there for an hour or so before you are due back at the tour bus.</p> <p><strong>Getting there</strong><br />If you really want to savour this spectacular experience then the ideal way to see Giverny is to drive yourself or take a train and leave Paris early, or stay locally. The gardens are open from 9.30am until 6pm and at either end of the day the hordes will either still be in Paris drinking coffee or back in Paris having pre-dinner drinks.</p> <p>If you are planning a train trip, then you will be aiming for Vernon on the main Paris/Rouen/Le Havre line – a fast train takes just 45 minutes and leaves from Saint-Lazare station. Be aware that Vernon is about an hour walk from Giverny. If you take a taxi it should cost roughly 15 Euros while the bus costs 8 Euros return.</p> <p><strong>Best season</strong><br />From April to October the gardens are in bloom with various flowers at each stage. The spring flowers of May to June are probably the most intensely beautiful yet in summer the Nympheas are blooming. September and October highlight amazing autumn colours and perhaps even the mists Monet captured so well in this art.</p> <p><strong>More information</strong><br />To find out more or to pre-book tickets to the garden (the cost for all adults €10.20) <a rel="noopener" href="http://giverny.org/gardens/fcm/visitgb.htm#visit" target="_blank">click here.</a></p> <p><em><strong>Have you been to Giverny and enjoyed the gardens? Are there other gardens you have discovered in Australia or around the world you think are worth visiting? Join our conversation below…</strong></em></p> <p><em>Written by David McGonigal. Republished with permission of <a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/travel/monet%E2%80%99s-garden-is-this-the-most-beautiful-garden-in-the-world.aspx">Wyza.com.au. </a></em></p>

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Ready to revive the lost art of the Sunday drive?

<p>The Sunday drive, once a family institution, has fallen out of favour as our busy lives have taken over. However, it’s great tradition that deserves to be revived – and when better than on Mother’s Day?</p> <p>This is a wonderful opportunity to take your mother, mother-in-law, partner or someone special out for a drive. Here are eight scenic drives to take from all of our eight capital cities.</p> <ul> <li><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.wyza.com.au/travel/explore-the-beauty-of-australia-at-kakadu-national-park.aspx" target="_blank"><span>Explore the beauty of Australia at Kakadu National Park</span></a></li> <li><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.wyza.com.au/travel/12-of-the-best-ever-aussie-road-trips.aspx" target="_blank"><span>12 of the best ever Aussie road trips!</span></a></li> <li><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.wyza.com.au/travel/what-you-need-to-know-before-a-long-driving-holiday-around-australia.aspx" target="_blank"><span>What you need to know before a long driving holiday around Australia</span></a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Sydney</strong><span> </span><br />While Wollongong and the Royal National Park have appeal, the best place for a drive out of Sydney is the Blue Mountains. Head straight for Leura and perhaps a visit to the crafts (or enticing chocolate and lolly) shops around Leura Mall then follow the signs to Leura Cascades, a charming place for a picnic.</p> <p>Continue around to the Three Sisters where the lookout is well worth exploring. While in<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.wyza.com.au/travel/explore-the-best-of-inland-nsw-this-autumn.aspx" target="_blank"><span>Katoomba</span></a>, it’s always worth having tea at the Art Deco Paragon Café that will definitely take your Mum – and you perhaps – back to the tea shops of her youth.</p> <p>But don’t stop there. Head west down the highway to Medlow Bath and the newly renovated<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.hydromajestic.com.au/" target="_blank"><span>Hydro Majestic</span></a>. It offers the most magnificent vistas over the Megalong Valley. Then it’s downhill nearly all the way home.<em><br /></em></p> <p><strong>Melbourne</strong><br />There’s certainly enough to fill a day on the Mornington Peninsula. Maybe the day could be based around the noon Mother’s Day lunch at<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.woodmanestate.com/index.php/mother-s-day-dining" target="_blank"><span>Woodman Estate</span></a><span> </span>in Moorooduc. Looking over the lake this is like an English country house. For some hot craft action, visit<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.gordonstudio.com.au/art_glass_studio.html" target="_blank"><span>Gordon Studio Glassblowers</span><span> </span></a>in Red Hill where you can watch glass art being created between 10am and 5pm every day.</p> <p><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.redhillestate.com.au/" target="_blank"><span>Red Hill Estate</span></a><span> </span>winery is a good place to visit too, both for tasting and buying. Or nearby<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.montalto.com.au/" target="_blank"><span>Montalto Vineyard &amp; Olive Grove</span></a><span> </span>provides a chance to sample olive oils and wines while surrounded by some great contemporary sculpture.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Brisbane</strong><span> </span><br /><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.malenyqueensland.com/" target="_blank"><span>Maleny</span></a><span> </span>really is another world not far north of Brisbane. Once you arrive it can be a bit challenging to find but it’s worth seeking out the quirky<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.malenybotanicgardens.com/" target="_blank"><span>Maleny Botanic Gardens and Birdworld</span></a>.</p> <p>The views across to the Glass House Mountains from here is excellent and the chance to interact with the exotic birds in the giant aviary is great. There’s no shortage of restaurants in Maleny so the ideal may be to park the car and walk around the village.</p> <p>Continue on to Montville if just for a look at the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://thechapel.website/" target="_blank"><span>Montville Chapel</span></a><span> </span>that has a grand vista and is made of natural stone and lots of glass to make the most of it. Montville is another pretty village that’s well worth a walk.</p> <p><strong>Adelaide</strong><br />Why not head for the hills?<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://southaustralia.com/en/places-to-go/adelaide-hills%20" target="_blank"><span>The Adelaide Hills</span></a><span> </span>have a lot going for them, whether it’s a visit to the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.beerenberg.com.au/" target="_blank"><span>Beerenberg</span></a>Strawberry Farm (and jam emporium) or a visit to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://udderdelights.com.au/" target="_blank"><span>Udder Delights</span></a><span> </span>for good cheese including one very expensive one (well $150 for 500g of King Saul Raw Milk Blue) there’s no shortage of food options around Hahndorf.</p> <p>There’s a good chance that your mother will love the charming<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.hansheysen.com.au/" target="_blank"><span>Cedars</span></a><span> </span>the home of Hans Heysen the German artist who so well captured his adopted homeland.</p> <p>The best way to see the hills is to take the challenge of visiting all the sculptures along the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.adelaidehillssculpture.com.au/sculpturetrail/" target="_blank"><span>Sculpture Trail</span></a>. These works have been created locally by Australian and International artists and each well fits into its location.</p> <p><strong>Perth<br /></strong>This distances are always a bit greater in WA so under 500 kilometres for the day should be okay, shouldn’t it? A trip up to Cervantes still requires less driving than aiming for Margaret River for the day – and you simply can’t drive to Rotto.</p> <p>As Australia’s lobster capital, Cervantes is the perfect place to spoil anyone with a taste for crustaceans. If she prefers her organisms more primitive then go east of town one kilometre to Lake Thetis where you can see living thrombolites, rock-like secretions of blue-green algae that go back to the beginning of life on earth.</p> <p>More spectacular, however, is the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/nambung" target="_blank"><span>Pinnacles Desert</span></a>. Particularly around sunset the thousands of limestone spire protruding from the coastal sand look like the setting for a sci-fi movie. It’s easy to drive a conventional vehicle around the 4km loop road.</p> <p><strong>Hobart</strong><span> </span><br />For a place with such a violent past, both historic and recent,<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://portarthur.org.au/planner/" target="_blank"><span>Port Arthur</span></a><span> </span>presents an air of tranquillity. The ruins of the prison stand in manicured coastal gardens and lawns. In recent years the site has been extensively renovated and is consistently rated as one of Australia’s major tourist attractions. If you haven’t been for a few years, you’ll soon see why the recent conservation project has won so many awards. And it’s less than 100 km from Hobart.</p> <p>While the main attractions are the penitentiary, the commandant’s house, the hospital and separate prison it can also be leisurely with a harbour cruise included in your ticket price and the chance to take a stroll past the civil officers’ row to the ruins of the convict church.</p> <p><strong>Darwin</strong><span> </span><br />Less than 120 km from Darwin, a picnic at<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/find-a-park-to-visit/litchfield-national-park" target="_blank"><span>Litchfield National Park</span></a><span> </span>is a great day out. More specifically, doing the park as a loop coming off the Stuart Highway and back through Berry Springs ensures you hardly double up on any part of the trip. While Florence Falls is going to be less crowded your mother needs to be pretty mobile to access it so the vast pool at Wangi Falls may be the better option.</p> <p>If you really want to spoil her, consider visiting the park by <a rel="noopener" href="http://www.litchfieldhelicopters.com.au/#_=_" target="_blank"><span>helicopter</span></a><span> </span>on a half-day tour. At this time of the year, it will be a longer flight from Noonamah so it isn't cheap but it is spectacular.</p> <p><strong>Canberra</strong><span> </span><br />The Snowy Mountains in autumn is a great day trip from Canberra. Consider heading through the<span> </span><span><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.snowywine.com/#_=_%20" target="_blank">Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery</a></span><span> </span>on the banks of the Snowy River in Dalgety.</p> <p>Past Jindabyne, take the Alpine Way to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thredbo.com.au/" target="_blank"><span>Thredbo</span></a><span> </span>where the resort has moved from being a winter ski hill to a year-round destination. The location is so pretty that just a walk around the village (blissfully without the ski crowds) is pleasant in the crisp mountain air.</p> <p>There’s a special Mother’s Day lunch and tea in the<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thredbo.com.au/restaurants-bars/cascades/" target="_blank"><span>Cascades Restaurant</span></a>. Depending how active you all want to be, it will be a very memorable Mother’s Day if you take the Kosciuszko Express chairlift onto the main range and do the 13 km return walk to the top of Australia. It’s a moderate walk that takes between four and six hours. Still, summiting one of the world’s Seven Summits is worth the effort.</p> <p><em><strong>Do you remember going on Sunday drives with your family as a kid? Join the conversation below.</strong></em></p> <p><em>Written by David McGonigal. Republished with permission of <a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/travel/ready-to-revive-the-lost-art-of-the-sunday-drive.aspx"><span>Wyza.com.au</span>.</a></em></p>

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Decorating tips that won't cause permanent damage

<p>When it comes to buying a new home, sometimes we just want to have the security of knowing our existing home has been sold, and that we know exactly what budget we’ll have to buy the next property.</p> <p>The upside in such a scenario is less stress but the downside is you almost certainly won’t have enough time to buy your next property before you have to move out of your current home. That means a period of renting or bunking down with family.</p> <p>If you plan to rent a house, but want the flexibility to make it feel like your home, then these handy decorating tips can help. They won't cause permanent marks or changes to the house and this will make your landlord very happy. The changes don't have to be intrusive; they can be subtle and make you feel at home until you find the next property.</p> <p><strong>The rug life</strong><br />Many landlords shy away from letting their tenants tear up the carpet or stain the floors. That’s understandable. There is often too much risk involved and it could end up costing them a lot of money to change for future tenants. Plus, some apartment buildings have by-laws preventing carpets being replaced with tiles or other harder surfaces.</p> <p>Instead, buying a rug can change the atmosphere of a room and it can do wonders for the design. Rugs can brighten a dark room, change the colour theme and provide great floor protection. It will make a huge difference to the room but not to the bank account, and of course it's not a permanent change.</p> <p><strong>Feature wall of art</strong><br />A feature wall is often associated with painting one wall a different colour from the others, but you can also make it a feature wall using art. Using wall-friendly adhesives you can attach shelves and hang decorations to liven up the space.</p> <p>Framed photos and pictures are a simple and inexpensive way to add a splash of colour to the room without painting it. You want to make the wall the first thing that people look at when they walk in the room, so it's time to get creative.</p> <p><strong>Pot plants<br /></strong>Some people shy away from going green in their house because they feel they need a green thumb, or that there’s just too much maintenance involved. However, potted or hanging plants indoors can be a lovely addition. Some of the top plants to keep inside are dumb canes, rubber plant, pin-stripe calathea and orchards. Door hooks are available that allow you to hang pots without mounting hooks, screws or nails.</p> <p>Having living plants inside the house can do wonders for your concentration as well. The Journal of Environmental Psychology conducted a study on how having plant life indoors can make you smarter. It found that plants can prevent fatigue, which in return helps with concentration.</p> <p>If you want to make your rented house into a lovely home, you just don't have to make permanent changes. However, if at all in doubt, make sure you consult your property manager before getting started.</p> <p>What quick fixes have you done to spruce up your home? </p> <p><em>Written by Stewart Bunn. Republished with permission of <a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/property/decorating-tips-that-wont-cause-permanent-damage.aspx">Wyza.com.au</a>.</em></p>

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Growing up fast! Princess Mary's twins Vincent and Josephine turn 8

<p>Crown Princess Mary has revealed her knack for photography again by sharing a portrait of her youngest children on their birthday.</p> <p>Yesterday marked twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine of Denmark’s eighth birthday and to celebrate the milestone, Princess Mary shared three new photos to Instagram.</p> <p>The photographs were posted on the official Instagram account of the Danish palace on Tuesday.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsXRJfPAhEM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsXRJfPAhEM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">I dag fylder D.K.H. Prins Vincent og Prinsesse Josephine otte år, og i anledning af fødselsdagen har Kronprinsparret den glæde at dele en række nye billeder af Deres Kongelige Højheder 🇩🇰 📸 H.K.H. Kronprinsessen ©️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Jan 7, 2019 at 10:29pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>One of the three photos show the twin siblings posing side by side in the countryside, with the remaining two being individual snaps.</p> <p>The portraits came complete with a caption, saying: “Today, D.K.H. Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine turn eight years old, and on the occasion of their birthday, the Crown Prince Couple has the pleasure to share a number of new pictures of your Royal Highnesses.”</p> <p>The post has already racked up close to 27,000 likes and hundreds of well wishes from fans around the world.</p> <p>The children have plans to celebrate their birthday privately, surrounded by close friends and family at their home in Copenhagen.</p> <p>The pair are the youngest children of Princess Mary, who she shares with Crown Prince Frederik. The couple are parents to another son, Prince Christian, 13, and a daughter Princess Isabella, 11.</p> <p>Happy birthday Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine! Can you believe they are eight already? </p>

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Clarence House releases never-before-seen photo of Prince Charles

<p>He’s the longest serving heir apparent to the British throne in history, and with his lifetime in the spotlight, Clarence House has shared a never-before-seen photo of the royal to celebrate his achievements.</p> <p>The photo, which shows the now 70-year-old riding a bike, was taken in 1969 during his time as a student at Trinity College, Cambridge.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsVOJL9gXGg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsVOJL9gXGg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Are you #backtoschool or university today? 📚 This photo taken in 1969 shows The Prince of Wales cycling in Cambridge while attending @cambridgeuniversity. 📸 PA</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/clarencehouse/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Clarence House</a> (@clarencehouse) on Jan 7, 2019 at 3:25am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The grandfather studied at the facility between 1967 and 1970 and graduated with a degree in history.</p> <p>It was here that he narrowly escaped death as he once revealed how he was “run over by a bus” while cycling around the city.</p> <p>Speaking about the traumatic incident that occurred outside of the university’s Fitzwilliam Museum, the Prince said: “If you look at the results now, as far as I’m concerned, quite how I survived being run over by a bus when I was on a bicycle just outside here, I don’t know.</p> <p>“But it was a very special experience … as most of you probably know,” he said wittingly.  </p> <p>The royal paid a visit to the same museum in 2016 and reminisced about his time at university.</p> <p>“All I can tell you is that time goes past unbelievably quickly. But I enjoyed it enormously,” he said.</p> <p>During his time, Charles made waves throughout the royal household as he was the first heir to go to university straight after completing his A levels. Previously, it was always an expectation that those who will ascend the throne will serve in the military after they finished their secondary education.</p>

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The "hidden meaning" in Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's Christmas card

<p>On the weekend, the palace released the Christmas cards of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, the Prince William and Duchess Kate's family, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.</p> <p>Prince Harry and Meghan’s black and white Christmas card has received a flood of interest from fans because of its non-traditional style.</p> <p>The stunning photo, which was taken by Chris Allerton at their wedding reception, shows the couple holding hands and leaning in towards each other as they watch the firework display.</p> <p>Although there is plenty of negativity surrounding the romantic photo, royal commentator Victoria Arbiter believes the photo was chosen because it gives the world an intimate glimpse into a special moment from their lives.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrXYWCsl0jR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrXYWCsl0jR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share a new photograph from their Wedding Reception at Frogmore House on 19th May. The photograph, which was taken by photographer Chris Allerton, features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:01am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“As Harry and Meghan poured over their wedding album trying to decide which photo to share, were they really plotting their revenge on the spate of unfair headlines in recent weeks?”</p> <p>“Instead, could it possibly have been, let’s use a picture that no-one’s seen before. One from our happiest day, a moment of unbridled bliss. That might be a nice way to wish everyone a Happy Christmas?”</p> <p>The candid photo, which is also the first-ever photo to be made public from their wedding reception, also displays the lake at Frogmore House – the grounds of their future home in Windsor.</p> <p>Body language expert Judi James said the “super-glam” photo shows off “Harry and Meghan’s enviably romantic life as an A-list power couple in the Hollywood style”.</p> <p>“It could be an ad for a luxury brand, with the formally dressed couple lost in their intimate moment as they gaze up at the fireworks.</p> <p>Judi said the fact that their backs are turned to the camera reveals one key aspect of their relationship.</p> <p>“It implies they're in that stage of love where they only have eyes for one another.”</p> <p>Throughout the year, the newlyweds have not shied away from showing affection for one another while they attend public engagements.</p> <p>For their Christmas card photo, Prince William and Duchess Kate opted for a family photo taken in Autumn.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrXYSdHFcz-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrXYSdHFcz-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall. This photograph features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:00am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In the photo, shot by Matt Porteous at their Norfolk home, all three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – are flashing sweet smiles for the camera.</p> <p>Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla opted for a photo of them looking into each other’s eyes while sitting on a bench in the gardens of Clarence House.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrXacvDA0Xf/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrXacvDA0Xf/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Here is a closer look at the photograph that featured on The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s Christmas card this year. The photograph was taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House this summer.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/clarencehouse/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Clarence House</a> (@clarencehouse) on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:19am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see more Christmas cards from the royal family over the years. </p>

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