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All the details you missed in Princess Eugenie’s official wedding photos

<p>The official wedding photos from Princess Eugenie’s wedding day have been released, showing the loved-up couple looking as happy ever.</p> <p>However, the photos, which were taken by British fashion photographer Alex Bramall, also contain a few details that observant fans have noticed.</p> <p>Two of the four official portraits were taken inside Windsor Castle and show the newlyweds smiling with the bridesmaids, page boys and extended royal family.</p> <p>From the significant positioning of Sarah Ferguson to a small unidentified white object, here are the details you may have missed.</p> <p>In one of the photos, 6-year-old page boy Louis de Givenchy wasn’t looking at the photographer.</p> <p>Louis is the son of JP Morgan executive Olivier de Givenchy and wife Zoe.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.2018489984592px;" src="/media/7821347/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bb5d2e71bb02415a9d54a52b302375c2" /></p> <p>In the photo of just the bridesmaids and page boys, he is also looking away from the camera while reclining back on his chair and not smiling.</p> <p>Observant royal fans also noticed that the grand doors of the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle were left open for the photos.</p> <p>One person commented on the Kensington Palace’s Instagram photo: “Maybe the photographer is trying to even the width of the whole picture given the number of people but the open door is an eyesore for sure.”</p> <p>Another added: “They could’ve at least shut the door behind them.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 277.77777777777777px;" src="/media/7821348/2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/86f2c90b81384348847e2f20a1490739" /></p> <p>In the family shot, the Queen is positioned front and centre while sitting on a chair.</p> <p>Her Majesty sat in between her glowing granddaughter and Prince Philip, with an object hiding behind one of her legs.</p> <p>It appears that she attempted to conceal her handbag for the photo, with it being left behind her left foot, out of sight under her chair.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.2018489984592px;" src="/media/7821349/3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a26fc611ad834af1a453d63828c0f75c" /></p> <p>The official wedding photos are also believed to be the first time Prince Philip and Sarah Ferguson have been photographed together in 26 years, following her divorce from Prince Andrew in the 1990s.</p> <p>For the photo, the Duchess of York was positioned next to Prince Philip, a decision that signifies the end of their rumoured feud.</p> <p>Reportedly, Prince Philip found it difficult to forgive his former daughter-in-law after she was photographed getting her toes sucked by Texan financial adviser John Bryan in 1992.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.2018489984592px;" src="/media/7821350/4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/997215961d1f4d94abe10f4474ab682a" /></p> <p>In the official photos, one of the bridesmaids was also captured standing on the bride’s train.</p> <p>Daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips, 7-year-old Savannah Phillips, seem unconcerned that her foot was firmly planted on the expensive gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 278.7456445993031px;" src="/media/7821351/5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0960a453e8e64ae9869a6ca3efa8a548" /></p> <p>Mia Tindall, 4, is seen holding a white toy or object in her left hand during the royal photoshoot.</p> <p>Mia looks unimpressed in the group shot and also doesn’t crack a smile for the photo without the extended family.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.2018489984592px;" src="/media/7821352/6.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8edcd58324dc406d9ab02c086d872874" /></p> <p>However, Princess Charlotte melted hearts after she was spotted sitting with her legs crossed at the ankle in the photo.</p> <p>The pose closely mirrors the body language of her mum Duchess Kate, with the move previously being dubbed the “Duchess Slant”.</p> <p>Prince George also looks adorable in the photo as he flashes his pearly whites for the snap.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.2018489984592px;" src="/media/7821353/7.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2dbf153ecc84473799f2ef82093ce238" /></p>

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Tennis fans in a frenzy over rare photo of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic's wives

<p>Mirka Federer and Jelena Djokovic have sent fans into a frenzy after posing for a photo together.</p> <p>Tennis fans were already excited at the idea of seeing Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic team up to play doubles together at the Laver Cup last weekend.</p> <p>But the site of the tennis legends’ wives teaming up has tipped many fans over the edge.</p> <p>Djokovic’s wife Jelena took to Twitter recently to share a snap of her and Federer’s wife Mirka beaming while in a friendly embrace at the event in Chicago.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Iconic moment. So much respect for this lady 😊 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MirkaFederer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MirkaFederer</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/rogerfederer?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rogerfederer</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaverCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaverCup</a> <a href="https://t.co/6SFzc68VWI">pic.twitter.com/6SFzc68VWI</a></p> — Jelena Djokovic (@JelenaRisticNDF) <a href="https://twitter.com/JelenaRisticNDF/status/1044057096491229185?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">24 September 2018</a></blockquote> <p>“So much respect for this lady,” Jelena wrote.</p> <p><span>The photo, which has now been retweeted over 12,000 times and has accumulated nearly 12,000 likes, is a show of solidarity for their husbands who are considered two of the greatest players in tennis </span></p> <p>Not to mention the comments it received:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Love the bonding between the Djokovics and the Federers. Thankyou <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LaverCup?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LaverCup</a></p> — Shivalika (@_SHVLK) <a href="https://twitter.com/_SHVLK/status/1044061881877446657?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">24 September 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Beautiful ladies! ❤️😍😍 You both are a big part of your husbands success. 🙌🏻😀</p> — Nolefam-ily Forever 🐊 (@kenialachula2) <a href="https://twitter.com/kenialachula2/status/1044057572326756354?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">24 September 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">OMG😍😍😍 This is iconic moment!<br />Nice photo and smiles but you two girls😍😍😍 You two have definitely the most of "guilty" for all of the successes of your husbands.❤ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Djokerer?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Djokerer</a></p> — Elena - fan of Nole &amp; CR7 (@ela981) <a href="https://twitter.com/ela981/status/1044058417441181696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">24 September 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">So cool! I am primarily a RF fan, but love your sportsmanship, and your hubbys too. ☝️☝️☝️🙌🙌🙌</p> — Doug Dennie (@DougDennie) <a href="https://twitter.com/DougDennie/status/1044067360578002944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">24 September 2018</a></blockquote>

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Princess Diana's close friend shares rare photo on 21st anniversary of her death

<p>It’s been 21 years since the untimely death of Princess Diana, and the effects of her passing is still felt throughout the world.</p> <p>As Prince William and Prince Harry took time off from their royal duties to honour their mum, a close friend of the Princess, Rosa Monckton, took to Twitter to share a rare and heartfelt photo of her.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Diana as I remember her. Not enough is written about her sense of fun and zest for life. Friend and wonderful godmother to Domenica. RIP <a href="https://t.co/WP49dNDeEu">pic.twitter.com/WP49dNDeEu</a></p> — Rosa Monckton (@MoncktonR) <a href="https://twitter.com/MoncktonR/status/1035427277264355328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">31 August 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Posted on the anniversary of her death, the photo shows Princess Diana in a moment of pure bliss as she’s seen laughing and slouched back in a chair, wearing a blue and white tracksuit. Unlike all the other photos we’ve seen of the Princess, where she appears glamorous and guarded, this is a refreshingly different perspective.</p> <p>Monckton wrote: “Diana as I remember her. Not enough is written about her sense of fun and zest for life."</p> <p>She added, “Friend and wonderful godmother to Domenica. RIP.” </p> <p>Monckton’s daughter Domenica was born with Down Syndrome in 1995.</p> <p>Monckton has previously opened up about the support she received from Princess Diana in regard to her daughter’s diagnosis.</p> <p>“She said, ‘You just have to believe in her,’” Monckton told <a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/royals/the-heartfelt-story-of-princess-dianas-goddaughter-with-down-syndrome/" target="_blank"><em>People Magazine</em></a>. “She said, ‘Believe in her, love her and I’ll be there every step of the way’. She already had that vision of what Domenica could become, which I simply couldn’t see.”</p>

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Is it a beach or a door? Infuriating new optical illusion baffles internet

<p>A new optical illusion asking people whether they see a beach or a door has left the internet baffled.</p> <p>The photo, shared on Twitter by social app <a href="https://twitter.com/9GAG/status/1033927593752449025"><strong>9GAG</strong></a>, asks its followers: “Is this a door, or a beach?”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Is this a door, or a beach?<br />Don't let this become the next 'Black and Blue Dress' please<a href="https://t.co/4HN5KOrUgu">https://t.co/4HN5KOrUgu</a> <a href="https://t.co/lhqYgTAjd8">pic.twitter.com/lhqYgTAjd8</a></p> — 9GAG (@9GAG) <a href="https://twitter.com/9GAG/status/1033927593752449025?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 27, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>If you look at the photo vertically, the image looks like a section of a door: the blue being part of the door, the turquoise the frame, and the cream the concrete surround.</p> <p>But once you flip the image horizontally, it looks like a stretch of beach with a crystal blue sky, turquoise waters and cream coloured sand.</p> <p><img width="634" height="414" src="https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/08/30/10/4F85F61B00000578-6113599-image-a-9_1535621318449.jpg" class="blkBorder img-share b-loaded" id="i-5f88ec537d8c576"/></p> <p>The image quickly divided social media users, with both sides putting forward compelling evidence for their side.</p> <p>It is not yet known whether the image is a beach or a door – but what do you see?</p> <p> </p>

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Princess Diana looks just like her father in newly released photo from Earl Spencer

<p>Princess Diana's brother Earl Spencer has shared a rare photo of their father – and fans have immediately pointed out a striking resemblance to the late royal.</p> <p>Charles Spencer, 54, took to Instagram to share the restored and colourised image of his father John Spencer, taken in his army days in the late 1940s.</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"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 60.92592592592593% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></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/BmlyGg_AfkZ/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">@marinaarts has worked her magic on a much loved black and white image of my father from his Army days - transforming it into this beautifully rich (and sensitive) image. She will be speaking about her new bestseller #thecolouroftime at the @althorplitfest in October.</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/cspencer1508/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank"> Charles Spencer</a> (@cspencer1508) on Aug 17, 2018 at 11:38am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The restoration was undertaken by Brazilian colourist Marina Amaral, who will be speaking about her new book at the upcoming Althorp Literary Festival, held at the Spencer family estate where Diana is buried.</p> <p>Fans immediately spotted a resemblance between father and daughter in the picture, with one saying: “Wow I see a lot of Diana in this photo.”</p> <p>Another said: “Very handsome and the resemblance is uncanny!”</p> <p>“Wow. I see a LOT of Diana in this photo,” another fan wrote.</p> <p><img width="435" height="283" src="https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpeopledotcom.files.wordpress.com%2F2018%2F08%2Fprincess-diana.jpg%3Fw%3D2000&amp;w=800&amp;q=85" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"/></p> <p>Opening up about his late father, Charles said: “He was a gentle, kind, man without any pretentiousness.</p> <p>“He was a loving father, and a man who enjoyed meeting people of every background. He treated everyone with great respect." </p>

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How painting contributes to healthy ageing

<p>A study published in <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890406599000213" target="_blank"><em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">the Journal of Aging Studies</span></strong></em></a> found that participants aged 60 to 93 identified six key aspects of successful ageing. These aspects were a sense of purpose, interactions with others, personal growth, self-acceptance, autonomy and health. The researchers found that creative activity contributes to successful ageing by fostering a sense of competence, purpose and growth. It also improves problem-solving skills, motivation and perceptions that translate into how individuals manage day-to-day life. Here are some more ways painting<a href="https://shop.oversixty.com.au/collections/painting?utm_source=Over60&amp;utm_medium=in-article-link-painting&amp;utm_campaign=Over60Shop&amp;utm_content=over60-shop" target="_blank"></a> contributes to healthy ageing.</p> <p><strong>1. Strengthens memory</strong></p> <p>A painter is required to sharpen their mind through conceptual visualisation and implementation. This activity boosts memory recollection skills and decreases the chance of developing memory loss illnesses later in life.</p> <p><strong>2. Stress relief</strong></p> <p>Stress is a problem that everyone deals with but frequent and high levels of stress can have a severe impact on your emotional and physical health. Focusing on painting allows a person’s mind to escape the stresses of life and relax. Releasing anxiety in painting helps someone contemplate a stressful situation out of a place of contemplation rather than through emotions. </p> <p><strong>3. Increases optimism</strong></p> <p>Painting<a href="https://shop.oversixty.com.au/collections/painting?utm_source=Over60&amp;utm_medium=in-article-link-painting&amp;utm_campaign=Over60Shop&amp;utm_content=over60-shop" target="_blank"></a> involves having a plan of your work of art and then accomplishing it. This process boosts levels of happiness and optimism once this goal is achieved and you have a beautiful artwork. As you continue to paint, your skills will grow and self-esteem will be boosted as you experiment with your new artistic skills.</p> <p><strong>4.  Nurtures emotional growth</strong></p> <p>Therapists regularly suggest painting as a treatment for patients who have suffered psychologically painful situations. Painting helps express your subconscious thoughts and feelings that you might be brushing over. Painting increases emotional intelligence and as you paint more you will become more reflective on what factors are influencing your varying moods.</p> <p>Do you enjoy painting? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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The story behind this powerful image of a grieving mum

<p>A simple but powerful black and white photo of a woman crying in the shower has gone viral.</p> <p>Shared online by photographer Brittany Latham, the photograph of a woman dealing with the grief of a miscarriage has touched women from all around the world.</p> <p>Brittany, from Alabama, US, took the photo of her friend sitting on the floor and hugging herself in the shower, which accompanied a powerful post highlighting the strength of women.</p> <p>“The response, simply put, has been overwhelming,” Brittany told <strong><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://au.be.yahoo.com/grieving-mums-powerful-image-touches-women-around-world-025725401.html">Yahoo Be</a></span></em></strong>. “Woman from every corner of the earth have reached out to me to let me know how it touched them.</p> <p>“I am glad to just know that a dark time in my own life was able to bring healing and light to someone else.”</p> <p>In the post, that has since been shared over 400,000 times, with 68,000 comments, Brittany, a single mum of three, touched on how women hold on to so much as they need to be strong for others.</p> <p>The post reads:</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fbrittanylathamphotography%2Fposts%2F1217917911676688&amp;width=500" width="500" height="602" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>Brittany revealed she wrote the words for the post the week she lost her baby to miscarriage.</p> <p>“I was honestly in a very sad place. I knew that my friend had also recently lost a pregnancy so when I decided that I needed an image to go with the writing,” she told <em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.mamamia.com.au/photo-of-woman-crying-in-the-shower/">Mamamia</a></span></strong>.</em></p> <p>“I realised that I did not have one single girlfriend that had never had a good cry in the shower. My entire thought process was that when I was going through a pregnancy loss, I still had to be strong for my other three children. I thought to myself, ‘What are things that we all handle every single day as women without missing a beat for the sake of other people?’</p> <p>“And so after talking with the women in my life and pulling from my own experiences I wanted something that most every women could find herself in if not more than one.”</p> <p>She says she never expected the reaction from her post but the messages of support she received from women around the world, has helped her deal with her own loss and grief.</p> <p>“I don’t think that anything will ever take away the sting of a pregnancy loss, but for me it has been months of very open conversation with other women and a general sense of not being alone in my battles,” the 30-year-old tells <em>YahooBe.</em></p> <p>“It doesn’t matter where we are born, how much money we have, what type of home that we live in – women from every country and every race deal with the same issues.</p> <p>“I think that is why it reached as far as it did.”</p>

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First pictures of Prince Louis at his christening

<p>On Monday afternoon, 11-week-old Prince Louis was christened at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London.</p> <p>As the youngest member of the royal family lay relaxed in his mother’s arms, the Duchess of Cambridge was heard telling the Archbishop of Canterbury: “I hope he stays like this.”</p> <p>Kate wore a long-sleeved cream Alexander McQueen dress and a headpiece by Jane Taylor for the special occasion. </p> <p>As Kate cradled Prince Louis, Prince William walked slightly ahead while holding the hands of their other two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.</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: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></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;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlBAyMPHpOK/" target="_blank">A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal)</a> on Jul 9, 2018 at 8:25am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Prince Harry and Meghan were close behind, with the Duchess of Sussex wearing an olive Ralph Lauren dress and a Stephen Jones hat.</p> <p>Kate’s pregnant sister, Pippa Middleton, also attended the christening with her husband James Matthews.</p> <p>Louis wore the same satin gown that was worn by his siblings, a replica of the Royal Christening Robe made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, in 1841.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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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;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BlBFqZpHXil/" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily)</a> on Jul 9, 2018 at 9:06am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Louis’s christening was the first time the family of five have been all pictured together in public.</p> <p>Police officers guarded the entrance to the palace as around 300 people lined the streets around St James’s Palace for the special occasion.</p> <p>The christening was an intimate gathering, with only 30 people attending the ceremony.</p> <p>Prince Charles and Camilla were there to see Louis's baptism, but not the Queen and Prince Philip.</p> <p>The Queen’s absence was not due to health reasons but was a decision made some time ago, revealed Buckingham Palace.</p> <p>Her Majesty has a busy week scheduled ahead as she returns from a weekend away at Norfolk to host President Trump at Windsor Castle on Friday.</p> <p>Last night, Kensington Palace revealed those who were chosen to be Louis’s godfathers and godmothers.</p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p>William’s friends Nicholas van Cutsem, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Guy Pelly were asked to be the young prince’s godfathers.</p> <p>His godmothers are Kate’s cousin Lucy Middleton, friend Hannah Carter and William’s friend Lady Laura Meade.</p> <p>Prince George was also christened at St James’s Palace, while Charlotte was baptised at Sandringham in Norfolk, where her late grandmother Princess Diana was christened.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see photos from Louis's christening. </p>

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Intimate family album: Photos of Kate’s christening in 1982 revealed

<p>As Prince Louis, the youngest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is christened on July 9, photos of his mother on her christening day in the early ‘80s have been shared on social media.</p> <p>A royal fan shared the throwback photos on their account <a href="https://www.instagram.com/teatimewiththecambridges/">Tea Time With The Cambridges</a>, which shows Kate on her christening day.</p> <p>In the photos, Kate is wearing a white, flowing christening gown, and is held by her mother Carol, alongside her father Michael, along with her maternal grandmother, Valerie Goldsmith.</p> <p>Kate’s christening took place on June 20, 1982 – just one day before her future husband Prince William was born on June 21.</p> <p>In the caption, the owner of the Instagram account wrote: “Since we are talking about Louis’ christening, it is appropriate that we talk about his parents christening starting with Kate!</p> <p>"Not much is really known about her christening other than these photos we have!</p> <p>“She was christened on June 20th, 1982 which is coincidentally 1 day before her future husband would be born (mind blowing)! In these pictures she’s wearing a simple white christening gown and is being held by her mother (in Slide <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/1/">#1</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/2/">#2</a>), Carol Middleton, and her maternal grandmother (Slide <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/3/">#3</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/4/">#4</a>), Valerie Goldsmith.</p> <p>“She is also being doted on by her father, Michael Middleton, and maternal grandfather! I love these pictures so much as we can tell where Prince George got his famous grumpy faces from (or all his looks honestly)!”</p> <p>Followers of the Instagram account shared their delight at seeing the photos.</p> <p>One fan wrote, “George looks so much like Kate as a baby.”</p> <p>While another person said, “Yes! I always thought that Prince George bears a strong resemblance to his mother. Loved seeing these pics!”</p> <p>“Omg!! It’s Prince George!! That’s amazing. I love seeing Catherine’s Christening photos,” another royal fan added.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see Kate’s christening photos and tell us in the comments below – can you see the family resemblance with Prince George?</p> <p> </p>

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Prince Charles shares never-before-seen portraits of William and Harry

<p>In honour of his 70th birthday, Prince Charles is releasing private family portraits for a celebratory palace exhibition.</p> <p>Included in the collection are two preparatory oil paintings of Prince William and Prince Harry, that have never been seen by the public before.</p> <p>The portraits were created by Nicky Phillipps when she painted the royal brothers for their first official portrait together in 2009.</p> <p>The oil paintings will be taken from the walls of Highgrove, the residence of Prince Charles and Camilla, and will be displayed in the summertime Buckingham palace exhibit called <a href="https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/prince-and-patron/buckingham-palace" target="_blank"><em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Prince &amp; Patron</span></strong></em></a>.</p> <p>Charles has also chosen to display an oil sketch of his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.</p> <p>The remarkable portrait was done by Michael Noakes and was completed to mark the silver wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1972.</p> <p>In a recorded message to visitors of the exhibition, Charles says he “acquired it from the artist as I felt it brilliantly captured her likeness and, above all, reminds me of the essence of her personality. I admire it often when in residence at Clarence House.”</p> <p>Charles will also showcase a special pencil sketch of his father by Bryan Organ that was done for his 1983 portrait of Prince Philip. The final painting currently hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.</p> <p>The special exhibition will comprise of over 100 works of art selected by Prince Charles from his own collection, the Royal Collection and created by artists supported by three of his charities – the Royal Drawing School, The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts and Turquoise Mountain.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the never-before-seen portraits.</p>

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The sweet “thank you” card Prince William and Kate have sent to royal fans

<p>It’s fair to say it’s been a pretty busy time for the royal family over the past few months with babies, birthdays and weddings all taking precedence on the royal calendar.</p> <p>Just weeks after her new baby brother Prince Louis was born on April 23, Princess Charlotte celebrated her 3rd birthday on May 2.</p> <p>As a thank you for all the birthday messages from well-wishers, her proud parents Prince William and Kate have shown their appreciation by sending royal fans an adorable “thank you” card.</p> <p>Adorning the cover of the card is a photo of Princess Charlotte on her first day at nursery school earlier this year, which was taken by her mother Kate, standing on the steps of Kensington Palace before making her way to Willcocks Nursery School in London.</p> <p><img width="500" height="664" src="/media/7819053/screen-shot-2018-06-08-at-124543-pm_500x664.jpg" alt="Screen Shot 2018-06-08 At 12.45.43 Pm"/></p> <p>The thank you note from Prince William and Kate inside the card reads: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank you for so kindly writing as you did to Princess Charlotte on the occasion of her third birthday.</p> <p>“This was most thoughtful of you, and greatly appreciated by Their Royal Highnesses who you send their best wishes.”</p> <p><img width="500" height="668" src="/media/7819054/screen-shot-2018-06-08-at-124608-pm_500x668.jpg" alt="Screen Shot 2018-06-08 At 12.46.08 Pm"/></p> <p>It is a tradition of Prince William and Kate to send "thank you" cards to royal fans, and a lovely example of their good manners. </p> <p>The royal couple also sent notes to well-wishers who congratulated them on their 7th wedding anniversary on April 29. </p> <p>"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank you for the thoughtful message you so kindly sent on the occasion of their 7th wedding anniversary," the message in the card read.</p> <p>The front of the card was illustrated with a photo of William and Kate taken during their 2016 tour of India and Bhutan, showing the <span>pair in off-duty hiking clothes as they shared a warm embrace.</span></p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p>

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The royals have received 36,000 cards and letters in just ONE MONTH

<p>It has been a busy few months for the royal family, celebrating Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding, Prince Louis’ birth and Princess Charlotte’s birthday – all just a few weeks apart from each other.</p> <p>To say thank you to all the 36,000 adoring fans who wrote to them, Kensington Palace has shared a photo of some of the sweetest handmade cards they received.</p> <p>The photo also revealed the high volume of post that is sent to Kensington Palace for either the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children.</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: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 33.33333333333333% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></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;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BjpeTmgACSP/" target="_blank">A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal)</a> on Jun 5, 2018 at 8:28am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Kensington Palace wrote on Instagram: “Thank you everyone for the beautiful cards and letters following Princess Charlotte's third birthday, the birth of Prince Louis and the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We've received over 36,000 letters in the past month alone.”</p> <p>The adorable hand-drawn cards were a hit on social media, with the most popular card showing Prince Harry with a bushy beard made from ginger yarn. Meghan was given a sweet flower crown along with flower earrings.</p> <p>Instagram user lisaannkat wrote, “Omg look how super cute the pic is of the Duke and Duchess!”</p> <p>User srinivasan_varsha said, “They're so beautiful. And that picture of Duke Harry and Duchess Meghan is an absoloutly delightful piece of art.”</p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p>A handmade card to Prince Louis is also seen in the photo, saying: “Welcome Prince Louis”.</p> <p>A card for Princess Charlotte’s birthday showed a little girl poking out of the number “3”.</p> <p>Members of the public can also send mail to Clarence House to contact Prince Charles and Camilla, and Buckingham Palace for the Queen and Prince Philip.</p>

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Unseen photo of Prince Harry and Meghan spotted inside Buckingham Palace

<p><span>A previously unseen photo of Prince Harry and Meghan has been spotted in the Queen’s Audience Room at Buckingham Palace.</span></p> <p><span>The photo, which is the first of Meghan to appear at Buckingham Palace, is surrounded by the Queen’s other photos of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.</span></p> <p><span>The gorgeous snap of the newlyweds sits at the front of a table near the fireplace in the room where Her Majesty hosts her weekly audience.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Queen replaces TWO high-profile royals with unseen photo of Harry and Meghan in Buckingham Palace’s Audience … <a href="https://t.co/Hr0VSUwscs">https://t.co/Hr0VSUwscs</a> <a href="https://t.co/Pf8JdKp2Y8">pic.twitter.com/Pf8JdKp2Y8</a></p> — Chochilino (@ChochilinoRadio) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChochilinoRadio/status/1001945631299162112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 30, 2018</a></blockquote> </blockquote> <p><span>Reportedly, the photo was taken by the couple’s wedding photographer, Alexi Lubomirski, during their engagement photoshoot in December last year.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">The Queen has a previously unseen photo of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan in her living room - and it's gorgeous <a href="https://t.co/4VoJrdcnBO">https://t.co/4VoJrdcnBO</a> <a href="https://t.co/uv4UGtTgYe">pic.twitter.com/uv4UGtTgYe</a></p> — Gert's Royals (@Gertsroyals) <a href="https://twitter.com/Gertsroyals/status/1001812827676569605?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 30, 2018</a></blockquote> <p><span>Previous photos of the Audience Room showed that a portrait of the Queen’s daughter Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence used to be on the same table.</span></p> <p><span>The portrait of Princess Anne and Timothy was last spotted in the room in April and has now been moved to the left of the lamp.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><img width="500" height="495" src="/media/7818785/2_500x495.jpg" alt="2 (83)"/></span></p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p><span>The never-before-seen photo was first spotted as the Queen welcomed the Australian High Commissioner, Honorable George Brandis, to a private audience at Buckingham Palace yesterday.</span></p> <p><span>Other photographs that decorate the room include ones of the Queen's granddaughter Zara and and her husband Mike Tindall on their wedding day, and a portrait of Prince William and Prince Harry in military uniform.</span></p>

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Prince Frederik and Princess Mary's children all grown up in new family photo

<p><span>The Danish royal palace has released a new family portrait to celebrate the 50th birthday of Crown Prince Frederik.</span></p> <p><span>The touching portrait shows the heir to the Danish throne smiling alongside his wife, Princess Mary and their four children.</span></p> <p><span>The photo was taken in the living room at the royal palace Amalienborg in Copenhagen.</span></p> <p><span>Frederik and Mary’s children lovingly posed for the photo, with the two eldest children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, placing their arms around their twin siblings, Josephine and Vincent.</span></p> <p><span>The family portrait was released on the official Instagram account of the Danish royal family with the caption: “It is a pleasure for the Crown Prince couple to share a new picture of the whole family on the occasion of the Royal Highness Crown Prince's 50th birthday.”</span></p> <p><span>A solo photo of Frederik was also released, which showed the prince posing on the steps of the palace.</span></p> <p><span>The photos, taken by Danish royal photographer Franne Voigt, were posted two hours before the family and Queen Margarethe went on the palace balcony to greet well-wishers. Celebrations for Frederik’s birthday have spanned throughout the week.</span></p> <p><span>At a formal birthday dinner on Saturday night, <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/2018/05/princess-mary-romantic-speech-to-her-husband-on-his-50th-birthday/" target="_blank"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Princess Mary gave a heartfelt speech</span></strong></a> to her husband as she revealed romantic details about the early days of their relationship.</span></p> <p><span>“I am so happy you swept me off my feet,” she said in front of the crowded room.</span></p> <p><span>“And we dared to fall for each other not for a moment, but for life. And life with you is never boring.”</span></p> <p><span>Princess Mary will also release a book about Prince Frederik to conclude his birthday celebrations.</span></p> <p><span>Collaborating with four photographers, Mary has collected various photos of the Prince including some from their own private collection.</span></p> <p><span>Scroll through the gallery above to see the new official portraits. </span></p>

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Princess Mary and family celebrate Prince Frederik’s 50th birthday

<p>Tomorrow, May 26, Prince Frederik of Denmark will celebrate his 50th birthday.</p> <p>In honour of the milestone, there have been special events held this week to celebrate, including a reception to unveil his 50th birthday portrait.</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: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 33.84259259259259% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></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;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BjKWtMTAxhY/" target="_blank">A post shared by DET DANSKE KONGEHUS (@detdanskekongehus)</a> on May 24, 2018 at 6:25am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>Frederik was joined by his wife Princess Mary, mother Queen Margrethe and his children Prince Christian, 12, Princess Isabella, 10, and twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, seven.</span></p> <p>The new portrait of Frederik is part of a new exhibition by Australian visual artist Ralph Heimans.</p> <p>The exhibition ‘Ralph Heimans Portraits’ also includes a portrait of Princess Mary, members of the British Royal family and international celebrities.</p> <p>At the reception hosted at Frederiksborg Castle in Hilleroed, Princess Mary looked stunning in a fuchsia dress with her hair in loose waves.</p> <p>Queen Margrethe looked classy in a pastel pink dress with her hair pulled back.</p> <p>Princess Isabella wore a delicate pink lace dress and her younger sister Josephine wore a baby blue lace dress.</p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p>Prince Christian and Vincent matched with their father in suits.</p> <p>The family posed together for a photo in front of the commemorative painting.</p> <p>The fairytale love story of Princess Mary and Prince Frederik has captured hearts around the world.</p> <p>The couple first met in a bar in Sydney when Prince Frederik was visiting Australia.</p> <p>In December, the Crown Princess revealed to <em>Australian Women’s Weekly</em> how she found it hard to adjust to life in Denmark at first.</p> <p>“I did experience a feeling of loneliness – short-term – when I first moved to Denmark,” she told the magazine.</p> <p>“Moving to Denmark was a huge change in my life – a new culture, new language, new friends and another way of life. So, I see it as quite natural that at times I felt quite alone or a little bit like I was on the outside looking in.”</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the new portraits of the Danish royal family. </p>

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