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The heartwarming "thank you" photo Prince William and Kate sent to fans

<p>Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have shown their appreciation to their loving supporters with a beautiful photograph of Kate and Prince Louis at his christening.</p> <p>Kate and William have slowly been responding to every letter they have received after the birth of their third child who was born six months ago.</p> <p>The "thank you" package features a photo of the Duchess and Prince Louis both beaming with joy and was taken by photographer Matt Porteous in the gardens of Clarence House on the day of Louis’ christening, which took place in July.</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/BqHCfiBA2_x/?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/BqHCfiBA2_x/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">New reply from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge✨ I wrote them in July on the occasion of Prince Louis‘ Christening👶🏼💙 #princelouis #dukeofcambridge #duchessofcambridge #princewilliam #kensingtonpalace #reply #royalreply #christening #royal #royals #royalchristening #royalletter #dukeandduchessofcambridge</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/swedens.royal.family/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Swedish Royals👑❤️</a> (@swedens.royal.family) on Nov 12, 2018 at 10:11pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Along with the photo came a small card acknowledging the delayed response, as the Duke and Duchess apologised for taking the time to respond due to the “enormous volume” of letters received.</p> <p>The token of appreciation was shared on social media by a royal fan who wrote to the pair back in July.</p> <p>The card inside the envelope reads: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were touched that you took the trouble to write on the occasion of the baptism of their son, Prince Louis.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 473.2142857142857px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7821943/capture.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ae695e5edfec425c90f829b9b6fe52c6" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo: Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/swedens.royal.family/">@swedens.royal.family</a></em></p> <p>“Their Royal Highnesses are so grateful for all the wonderful messages they have received and send you their warmest thanks and best wishes”.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 478.83597883597884px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7821944/capture1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/9578b590ec624d6c90d9c91ec8562ea2" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo: Instagram <a href="https://www.instagram.com/swedens.royal.family/">@swedens.royal.family</a></em></p> <p>The separate apology card said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hope you will understand that, due to the enormous volume of correspondence received in the last few months, it has not been possible to reply to you all until now”.</p> <p>The photograph of Kate and Louis was loved by the couple so much that they made the decision to release it to the public through the Kensington Palace Instagram account.</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/BlSWcJunlMb/?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/BlSWcJunlMb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released an additional photograph taken following the christening of Prince Louis. The Duke and Duchess hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do. 📷 @mattporteous</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 Jul 16, 2018 at 2:00am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The photo featured the caption: “The Duke and Duchess hope that everyone enjoys this lovely photograph of Prince Louis as much as they do.”</p>

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Adorable new portrait of Prince Louis released

<p>In honour of Prince Charles’ upcoming 70th birthday, an adorable photo of the Prince of Wales with his youngest grandson has been released.</p> <p>In the photo, Charles can be seen holding the tiny hand of Prince Louis and smiling down at his sweet face.</p> <p>The photo has been shared in the lead up to the eagerly-awaited airing of Charles’ documentary, <em>Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70.</em></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/Bp74bqJFmkj/?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/Bp74bqJFmkj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A new photo of Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis by royal photographer Chris Jackson. . SO CUTE AWWW! ♡ . #katemiddleton #duchessofcambridge #princecharles #princelouis #princegeorge #princesscharlotte</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/thecambridgespage/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> The Cambridges.</a> (@thecambridgespage) on Nov 8, 2018 at 2:11pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Prince Louis’ mother, Duchess Kate, also appears in the photo.</p> <p>The tender family moment was snapped in the garden of Clarence House, Charles’ London residence which he inherited following the death of his grandmother, The Queen Mother.</p> <p>Kate is wearing a polka dot navy and white dress, while Louis is seen embracing the sunny weather in pale blue shorts and a white shirt.</p> <p>Charles wore a navy pinstripe suit in the photo and seems oblivious to the photographer who recorded the candid moment with his youngest grandchild.</p> <p>The BBC documentary, which aired last week in the UK, revealed a side to Charles that is normally hidden from the public.</p> <p>One scene captured the heir to the throne playing with little Lola, the granddaughter of his wife, Camilla.</p> <p>The Prince was pictured swinging Lola, the daughter of Camilla’s son Tom Parker Bowles, around by the arms in the garden.  </p> <p>Together, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have eight grandchildren and the Duchess says her husband is “wonderful” with all of them.</p> <p>"He will get down on his knees and crawl about with them for hours, you know making funny noises and laughing and my grandchildren adore him, absolutely adore him. He reads <em>Harry Potter</em> and he can do all the different voices and I think children really appreciate that," said Camilla.</p> <p>During the documentary, Prince William revealed that he is pressing for his busy father to spend even more time with his grandchildren.</p> <p>"It's something I'm working more heavily on, put it that way. I think he does have time for it, but I would like him to have more time with the children," the 36-year-old said.</p> <p>"I think he's… now he's reached his 70th year it's a perfect time to consolidate a little bit because as most families would do, you are worried about having them around and making sure their health's okay. And he's the fittest man I know but equally I want him to be fit until he's 95 you know going on."</p> <p>"So, having more time with him at home would be lovely, and being able to you know play around with the grandchildren. Because when he's there, he's brilliant. but we need him there as much as possible."</p>

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Palace releases never-before-seen photo of Prince Charles, William and Harry

<p>As Prince Charles prepares to celebrate his 70th birthday on Wednesday, celebrations are already underway for the heir to the British throne.</p> <p>To ring in the milestone birthday, Clarence House have released a series of stamps in tribute of the Prince of Wales.</p> <p>One of the stamps features a never-before-seen photo of Charles with his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.</p> <p>The picture, which was taken in July this year at the RAF’s 100th anniversary, shows the three royals smiling to the camera in their matching military attire.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">New stamps have been released to mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday.<a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalMailStamps?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RoyalMailStamps</a> <a href="https://t.co/UW2SiQPIf7">pic.twitter.com/UW2SiQPIf7</a></p> — Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) <a href="https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/status/1061236674703843328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 10, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Five other photos of Charles will also appear in the special stamp collection.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">The selection of six images include The Prince pictured with The Duchess of Cornwall and his sons The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex. <a href="https://t.co/rLx10UE4tK">pic.twitter.com/rLx10UE4tK</a></p> — Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) <a href="https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/status/1061236692219318272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 10, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The other pictures show Charles outside the Scottish Castle of Mey, greeting crowds and another snap of the prince with his sons.</p> <p>One of the pictures shows Charles with his wife Camilla and there are also two solo portrait shots.</p> <p>On Charles’ birthday, the royal family will host a <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/the-special-aussie-guest-invited-to-prince-charles-official-70th-birthday-party"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>grand dinner</strong></span></a> at the palace.</p> <p>Royals and notables from across the world, including Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, will be attending the celebration. </p>

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Fans go crazy after Roger Federer shares surprise photo

<p>Roger Federer sent fans into a frenzy after taking a selfie of himself and seven other tennis stars while travelling on a London train.</p> <p>The eight players, collectively worth around $800 million, were travelling on the London Underground to the launch of the Nitto ATP Finals.</p> <p>The famous athletes that shocked commuters with an appearance on the busy Jubilee Line train included Federer, Kei Nishikori, Dominic Thiem, John Isner, Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic, Alexander Zverev and Novak Djokovic.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Regular Friday evening commute... <a href="https://t.co/o186gBsrTb">pic.twitter.com/o186gBsrTb</a></p> — Adam Hogg (@acphogg) <a href="https://twitter.com/acphogg/status/1061036146011131909?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 9, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The iconic selfie was later posted on Twitter by Nitto Finals event director Adam Hogg.</p> <p>American John Isner, who is the world No. 10, said the train ride was a fun way to arrive to the event.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Typical tube ride 😂 <a href="https://twitter.com/ATPWorldTour?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ATPWorldTour</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NittoATPFinals?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NittoATPFinals</a> <a href="https://t.co/RHpvWiZyMq">pic.twitter.com/RHpvWiZyMq</a></p> — Kevin Anderson (@KAndersonATP) <a href="https://twitter.com/KAndersonATP/status/1061023810659475456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 9, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>“Although we’ve probably all ridden on the tube a time or two, this was very different,” Isner said.</p> <p>“It’s a very cool way to make an entrance. There were quite a few surprised looks on the faces of folks, especially when Roger and Novak walked by. It was a pretty cool treat for them.”</p> <p>The ATP Finals is the second highest tier of men’s tennis tournament after the four Grand Slams.</p> <p>The tennis stars will compete in the tournament at the O2 Arena in London.</p>

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The handwritten thank you cards Princess Eugenie and Jack sent to royal fans

<p>On October 12, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tied the knot in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.</p> <p>And just shy of a month later, the newlyweds have already sent a special surprise to royal fans who sent them well-wishes for their nuptials.</p> <p>One Instagram user, who describes themselves as a “devout monarchist”, posted a photo of the card they’d been sent by the couple after wishing them well on their wedding.</p> <p>Fans were sent an official portrait of the 28-year-old bride and 32-year-old groom surrounded by their bridesmaids and page boys in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.</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/BpsFqxgFGAe/?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/BpsFqxgFGAe/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A fantastic reply from HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank thanking me for sending my good wishes for their wedding. #Royal #royalreply #royalletter</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/loopycrown3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> loopycrown3</a> on Nov 2, 2018 at 11:59am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In the message, Eugenie and Jack say they are “completely overwhelmed with happiness”.</p> <p>Inside the card reads: “Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding so special and for thinking of us as we start our married life."</p> <p>“We are completely overwhelmed with happiness. Eugenie + Jack.”</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/BpsF30jlrub/?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/BpsF30jlrub/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Inside of the card from HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank. #Royal #royalletter #royalreply #princesseugenie</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/loopycrown3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> loopycrown3</a> on Nov 2, 2018 at 12:01pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The letter, which also features their monogram in golden letters, is signed individually by both Eugenie and Jack.</p> <p>Sharing a photo of the card, the fan wrote: “A fantastic reply from HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank thanking me for sending my good wishes for their wedding.”</p> <p>Thank you cards were also sent out following Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s May 19 royal wedding.</p> <p>Commenting on the thank you cards, etiquette expert William Hanson said: “Gratitude is dying in modern Britain, but I am so glad to see that it is alive and well in the Royal Household.”</p> <p>Hanson continued, “The letters from Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank are charming examples of the perfect thank you letter. They are not too short, but not too long; succinct and heartfelt."</p> <p>He added, “They show that the couple has excellent manners.”</p> <p>For her wedding day, Eugenie stunned in a Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos wedding gown.</p> <p>Later in the evening, she changed into a pale pink evening gown by Zac Posen.</p> <p>Do you send or like to receive thank you cards after a special occasion? Tell us in the comments below. </p>

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Prince Harry takes adorable photo of Duchess Meghan cradling her baby bump

<p>Although the schedule of a royal is always jam-packed, Prince Harry and Meghan have been especially busy in the last month.</p> <p>From completing a 16-day royal tour, announcing their pregnancy, visiting five countries and attending Princess Eugenie’s wedding, it’s safe to say the newlyweds have learnt to take in every moment together despite their busy lives.</p> <p>And now, Kensington Palace has given fans a glimpse into a romantic moment between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex while they were in New Zealand.</p> <p>While the couple were completing the Redwood Treewalk in Rotorua, the duo stopped to take in the mesmerising environment around them.</p> <p>While they breathed in the fresh air and admired the impressive redwood trees, Harry also took an adorable snap of his wife.</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/BppLj1Tn1Tz/?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/BppLj1Tn1Tz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A message from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: “Thank you New Zealand for the most wonderful last week of our tour. It has been a privilege to meet so many friendly Kiwis. Australia, Fiji, Tonga and NZ - we leave feeling inspired and reminded of how every single one of us can make a difference.” ‘The rain that refreshes the parched ground, is made up of single drops’ - Kate Sheppard #commonwealth 🇳🇿🇦🇺🇫🇯🇹🇴 📷 The Duke of Sussex</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 Nov 1, 2018 at 8:53am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In the photo, Meghan can be seen cradling her baby bump while smiling back at her husband behind the camera.</p> <p>In the caption of the photo, Harry and Meghan thanked all of their hosts for their hospitality during their recent visit.</p> <div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Thank you New Zealand for the most wonderful last week of our tour," the duo wrote. "It has been a privilege to meet so many friendly Kiwis. Australia, Fiji, Tonga and NZ – we leave feeling inspired and reminded of how every single one of us can make a difference. ‘The rain that refreshes the parched ground, is made up of single drops' – Kate Sheppard."</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>While the couple were in New Zealand, they also showed off their baby-naming skills by giving newly hatched kiwi chicks monikers.</p> <p>The friendly royals also hinted to a group of young Australians in Melbourne that they have a “long list” of baby names they need to go through when they return to the UK.</p> <p> </p>

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Take a sneak peek: Inside Prince Charles and Camilla’s royal home

<p>A new set of photos show royal fans a rare glimpse into the home of Prince Charles and Camilla, Clarence House.</p> <p>While Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are hosting Netherland’s King Wellem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, the couple invited them for tea in the Morning Room.</p> <p>Charles and Camilla moved into the royal abode a year after the Queen Mother’s died in 2002.</p> <p>The couple have decorated the Morning Room with various portraits of the Queen Mother and some of her belongings.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7821591/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/545481cc8dfd4f27890971a79c73d17b" /></p> <p>In the photo, Camilla can be seen slightly covering a portrait of a young Prince Harry, that sits alongside an artwork depicting the Queen Mother.</p> <p>In the Morning Room there are also two teal-covered bergère armchairs, part of an upholstered suite of giltwood seat furniture by Thomas Chippendale from 1773.</p> <p>The armchairs once belonged to King George IV and boast elegant moulded frames.</p> <p>In the two cabinets either side of the fireplace is a vast collection of Chelsea botanical porcelain, as well as a mantelpiece clock that previously belonged to Queen Charlotte.</p> <p>Clarence House largely still reflects the taste of the Queen Mother as it was home to her for nearly 50 years, from 1953 to 2002.</p> <p>The Queen and Prince Philip lived at the residence when they were first married and Prince Charles lived there until the age of 3.</p> <p>Prince William also lived there from 2003 until his 2011 marriage to Kate Middleton.</p> <p>Prince Harry lived there from 2003 until 2012.</p> <p>Scroll though the gallery above to get a closer look at the Clarence House Morning Room.</p>

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The breathtaking moment the Queen unveils new portrait of herself

<p>In honour of 100 years of the Royal Air Force Club, Queen Elizabeth has unveiled a new portrait of herself.</p> <p>The painting, which was concealed behind a red curtain, drew gasps from the audience as it was revealed at the anniversary event. </p> <p>Her Majesty looked pleased with the outcome of the image, which shows her sitting in a drawing room in Windsor Castle, wearing a light blue dress with her Launer London handbag sitting beside her.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">The Queen unveils a new portrait that was commissioned to celebrate 100 years of <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRAFClub?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheRAFClub</a>. Started in February 2018 and set in the White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle, the portrait was painted by Benjamin Sullivan – who won the BP Portrait Award in 2017. <a href="https://t.co/4ZkETFJrPD">pic.twitter.com/4ZkETFJrPD</a></p> — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1052527258844504064?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The Queen’s handbags rarely make it into her portraits, however, one appeared in her official 90th birthday photos because Mike and Zara Tindall’s daughter, Mia, was holding it.</p> <p>Reportedly, the 92-year-old monarch owns more than 200 Launer handbags, starting her collection in 1968 when designer Sam Launer first sent her one.</p> <p>During the event at the RAF club, the Queen chatted with guests and admired a new stained glass window feature, which was commissioned to pay tribute to the role women have had in the RAF over the past century.</p> <p>She is also took her gloves off to sign the visitors book, revealing her favourite nail polish colour, Essie Ballet Slippers.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">The portrait includes a number of <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalAirForce?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RoyalAirForce</a> elements: the background features a Spitfire from 253 Squadron which the artists grandfather, F/Lt JM Sullivan, flew over Albania during WW2. The image on the right is a portion of ‘Hurricanes in Flight‘ (1944), by Eric Ravilous. <a href="https://t.co/Bn7CgYTUT4">pic.twitter.com/Bn7CgYTUT4</a></p> — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1052528011906609152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The Queen’s relationship with the RAF and the British army is historic.</p> <p>Earlier this month, the former husband of Camilla, Andrew Parker-Bowles, revealed the Queen’s “<a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/the-queen-reveals-the-most-ghastly-day-of-her-life-and-it-s-heartbreaking/"><strong><u>most ghastly</u></strong></a>” day of her life was on July 20, 1982, when the Irish Republican Army attacked London.</p> <p>"[Queen Elizabeth] said to me it was 'the most ghastly day of my life'," he told <em>The Express.</em></p>

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Little Princess Charlotte steals the show in candid photo from Princess Eugenie’s wedding

<p>For the first time since her wedding to Jack Brooksbank on Friday, Princess Eugenie has taken to Instagram to post a charmingly candid wedding photo to her 526,000 followers.</p> <p>But it’s not the bride or the groom who are the centre of attention, but playful Princess Charlotte.</p> <p>In the photograph, Princess Eugenie and her new husband are surrounded by their bridesmaids and page boys including Isla Phillips, Maud Windsor, Theodora Williams, Louis De Givenchy and Prince George in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.</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/Bo__xuAgO9w/?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/Bo__xuAgO9w/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Jack and I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making our day so special and for all the wonderful wishes as we start married life laughing together. @alexbramall</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 Oct 16, 2018 at 9:01am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Isla’s older sister, seven-year-old Savanah Phillips, embraces the bride who looks lovingly at her little second cousin Princess Charlotte, who is cheekily pulling a face. Both the bride and groom look highly amused, in this joyous behind-the-scenes shot.</p> <p>Fittingly with the image, which has been liked almost 160,000 times, Princess Eugenie included the caption: “Jack and I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making our day so special and for all the wonderful wishes as we start married life laughing together.”</p> <p>In a throwback to their earlier collaboration, wedding photographer Alex Bramall shared some stunning black and white portraits of Princess Eugenie, taken for a <em>Harper's Bazaar</em> US shoot in 2016.</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/Bo_gPzPB-pq/?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/Bo_gPzPB-pq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">This is where it all started. Thank you to @princesseugenie @theroyalfamily @hrhthedukeofyork @harpersbazaarus @laurabrown99 @hayley_caine @attractabeauty @kenorourke1 @mfurlonger @john_munro @bencrawford__</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/alexbramall/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> A L E X B R A M A L L</a> (@alexbramall) on Oct 16, 2018 at 4:25am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p> </p> <p>He wrote: “This is where it all started.”</p> <p>What is your favourite photo from Princess Eugenie's wedding? Let us know in the comments section below.</p>

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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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