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Jimmy and Jane Barnes mark 40th wedding anniversary in unusual fashion

<p>Jimmy Barnes and his wife Jane are set to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on May 22nd in an unusual way.</p> <p>The couple is set to launch their long-awaited family cookbook filled with delightful family feasts and their secret classics.</p> <p>Jimmy and his wife Jane have amassed more than 100 million views with their at-home performances, with the rock husband revealing that Mrs Barnes had been smashing it despite only just beginning guitar, piano, and the bagpipes.</p> <p>Their book together will be released by Harper Collins in October.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841252/jimmy-barnes-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4b136bae68db4b0fa1f4e76491360ee3" /></p> <p>“Jane’s a great cook, this is what she does. And she loves it. I’m a good cook but I get flustered,” Barnes said.</p> <p>“It’s funny me and Jane in the kitchen together because she’s calm and really enjoying it and I’m sending bits of food flying everywhere and breaking out in a sweat.</p> <p>“I’m a good finisher, I’ll come in, clean up and serve it up. And I’m the gravy king.”</p> <p>“When we get home after working, cheese toasties are all I think about and Jane does the best cheese toasties, she makes them with love. And it just tastes better because of that,” Barnes said.</p> <p>“The great thing about us doing this cookbook is the recipes have nurtured our family and helped them to grow and get through the good times and the tough times.</p> <p>“We didn’t go for anything too tricky or things we thought we had to do; it’s the food that us fed our family.”</p> <p>The cookbook isn’t the only project the Barnes’ family has in the works though, with the creative Rockstar revealing he will also release his second children’s book.</p> <p><em>Rosie the Rhinoceros</em> is inspired by Rosie Rodgers, who is the youngest daughter of Mahlia Barnes and tells her grandpa she is a unicorn.</p> <p><em>Rosie The Rhinoceros</em> follows his first children’s book <em>Och Aye The G’nu</em>, which was inspired by his grandson Dylan.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841253/jimmy-barnes-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8e2ca6e979014265903d7320ac4b7926" /></p> <p>“She laughed a bit when I told her the story and then I’ve kept reading it to her at different points when it was edited; she thought the cover was cute,” Barnes says.</p> <p>“I can’t wait to sit with the finished book so I can sit down with her as she thumbs through the pictures and I’m sure she’ll love it, she loves to read.”</p> <p>Barnes credits his wife for giving him the passion to read, going all the way back to their first date.</p> <p>He recalled that the pair was swapping their “favourite” books as you do, and Jane nominated Shakespeare.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841255/jimmy-barnes.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f7605036c11a46d2acf9af4ccdca8dc2" /></p> <p>Barnes had left school as soon as he could at 16 to join the rock’n’roll circus so had never learnt of the great playwright.</p> <p>“So she brought me Shakespeare for Children to introduce me to his work and they were such fantastic stories. And then I read the ‘real’ Shakespeare,” Barnes said.</p> <p>“It was her way of introducing me to one of her favourite writers and it just blew my mind when I read Shakespeare. I remember I wrote six songs in a week after I started reading his works. It’s gone full circle now and now I’m reading the Shakespeare for Children books to the kids.</p> <p>“Jane was always dropping classic books in front of me, suggesting I read them, and I would just soak them up. And she did the same with food, with culture, with travel.”</p> <p>Rosie The Rhinoceros will be released by Harper Collins on September 29.</p> <p><em>Image: Instagram</em></p>

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Woman’s complicated revenge on ex

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When it comes to getting revenge on your ex, this feat takes the cake.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fitness coach Sarah Vilard said she wanted to show her former partner what he was missing by pretending to tie the knot.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a video she posted on TikTok, which has since gone viral on the platform, Sarah wrote: “Remembering the time when I faked getting married and had a photoshoot to get revenge on my ex.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She also shared photos from her alleged fake wedding while Gnarls Barkley’s hit song </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Crazy</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> played in the background.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The snaps included her and her “husband” embracing outside a manor house and one of her and a friend holding hands at her supposed wedding reception, all while wearing a strappy bridal gown.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sarah had her hair professionally styled and paid for a make-up artist and a bunch of roses for her fake wedding bouquet.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She captioned the clip, “Yup I’m crazy.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While her methods seem questionable, Sarah shared in the comments that her ex did text her after seeing the photos and joked that she had been “obsessed” with him.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The viral video also had viewers divided on her methods.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Girl you went too far,” one wrote. “But that’s a nice hubby, you should have kept him.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Another added: “I don’t hate this. Bravo!”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A third said, “I mean, at least you look gorgeous!”</span></p>

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"Weightless love": Mary celebrates 17 years as Australia's Princess

<p>Mary Donaldson over twenty years ago could have never guessed her life would have been the fairy tale of all fairy tales, when she met her future-husband in 2000 in Sydney bar.</p> <p>The world has been gripped by Mary ever since she first met the future king of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik.</p> <p>The pair met during the Sydney Olympics, at the Opera Bar on the harbour, and a little over four years later, they were walking down the aisle of the Copenhagen Cathedral.</p> <p>One of the most breath-taking moments was the moment the world saw Mary in her elegant gown by Danish designer Uffe Frank.</p> <p>It was made of breath-taking ivory duchess satin, and the skirt was lined with 31 metres of tulle.</p> <p>The bride was walked down the aisle by her father, John Donaldson, who made headlines for his traditional Scottish kilt.</p> <p>To pay homage to her homeland, Australia, for her wedding bouquet, she opted for a flowing trail of eucalyptus, roses, and a sprig of myrtle from Fredonsborg Palace.</p> <p>Mary was an ethereal vision, and it was her husband who appeared to shed the first tear.</p> <p>At their reception, the prince set out to honour his new bride by saying: "I love her, and I will protect her with all my heart. I will do my best to make her feel at home in her new country".</p> <p>The royal did not skip over Mary’s father, who he addressed in his opening when he said: "Dear John, what a privilege, what a thrill, what an extraordinary feeling of happiness you have created in me," Frederik said.</p> <p>"One might say Mary also belongs to you - but as of today, she belongs to me and I belong to her."</p> <p>Prince Frederik also shared the moment he first laid eyes on his wife.</p> <p>"I found myself in an unknown country amongst happy, festive foreigners," he said.</p> <p>"My only luggage at that time was my high expectations of my visit and a certain degree of confidence.</p> <p>"I had only been in Australia two days before our fates were sealed, even though neither of us was aware of it. But your radiance shone clearly for me from our very first meeting.</p> <p>"Since then I have been blinded by it and totally dependent on it."</p> <p>Crown Prince Frederik described his wife as the sun that "melts all doubt and darkness".</p> <p>"I love you Mary. Come, let us go, come let us see. Throughout a thousand worlds, weightless love awaits.</p> <p>"The joy and the strength you give me is like the sun in the daytime which, with its radiance, melts all doubts and darkness on earth.</p> <p>"And like the moon at night, you shine with a watchful and delicate beam of gentleness, which extinguishes the mischief and deceit used by the symbols of darkness."</p> <p>17 years later, it seems love is still at the heart of the royal pair’s relationship.</p> <p>The couple share four children together, Prince Christian, 15, Princess Isabella, 14, and twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, 10.</p> <p><em>Images: Getty</em></p>

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School pal reveals William and Kate’s intense “chemistry”

<p><span>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship, from its inception, has been watched by eyes across the world.</span><br /><br /><span>While the couple held hands and said their marriage vows in front of millions, we’ve also been able to watch their three children grow while they diligently carry out their royal duties.</span><br /><br /><span>It seems their entire love story has played out before our eyes, however only a select few are privy to their relationship origins at St Andrews.</span></p> <p><span><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841192/kate-william-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/19f2d7b5b8ec41ea9394e202978639fe" /></span></p> <p><br /><br /><span>The royal pair’s former classmate Laura Warshauer has revealed what really happened during the first few times Kate and Will met.</span><br /><br /><span>Telling <em>PEOPLE</em>, she revealed the couple "definitely had chemistry".</span><br /><br /><span>"Whenever Kate was in the room, Will was obviously paying attention to her," she said.</span><br /><br /><span>She went on to reveal just how deep their spark went.</span><br /><br /><span>"When we'd be sitting at lunch in the dining hall and the two of them would be talking, it was amazing to see how natural it was, how they had so much to say to each other.</span><br /><br /><span>"Looking back, there were all these small moments—certainly moments where I was like, 'Wow, this could really be something.'"</span><br /><br /><span>William and Kate recently celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary, after being wed in a royal spectacle at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841193/kate-william.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0256be85a33c49488766524e854651f3" /><br /><br /><span>The pair have known each other for many years however, with both of them first meeting in 2001 while both attending St Andrews in Scotland.</span><br /><br /><span>Kate has said previously of her first meeting with William: "I actually think I went bright red when I met you and sort of scuttled off, feeling very shy about meeting you."</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841190/kate-william-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ff247369c8be4ccda8d49868cc47fbbb" /><br /><br /><span>They share three children, Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six and Prince Louis, three.</span></p> <p><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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A man makes a shocking discovery after DNA test

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A man who took a DNA test found an uncomfortable truth in his genes that makes a long-running family joke much more awkward.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The man posted his story anonymously on Reddit, sharing his desire to bust the family joke his father would make that the family was related to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who penned </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sherlock Holmes</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 27-year-old, whose parents divorced when he was only one year old, was discouraged from taking a DNA test to look into his family history by his mother.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Assuming she merely did not want him wasting money on a potentially inaccurate test, he took one anyway.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This isn’t too far from expected for her, she’s a very financially conscious person and said that I shouldn’t waste my money on something silly like a DNA test,” he wrote in the post.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When he got the results, he said they “shook [him] to my core”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The man discovered his biological father was not who raised him, but his ‘dad’s’ best friend.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">On his mother’s side, the family tree was as he expected, writing, “I saw cousins, aunts, and uncles who all had used the same DNA service that I had.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When he looked at his father’s side, he saw a list of names he recognised but were “just not my family as I had known it”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bringing up the discovery with his father, the man said he “took it in his stride” and “immediately averted his worst fear” by assuring him it would not affect their relationship.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This man has paid child support, invested his efforts and time, and worked multiple jobs at a time to afford me the best life he could aadn biologically I’m not even his,” he said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The discovery of his mother’s affair instead proved to be the “real twist”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I grew up with this other guy’s daughters (my apparent half-sisters) and wife as close family friends,” he continued.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Now facing “a quandary” of whether to reach out to his “apparent biological father”, the man explained his biological dad has been married for 26 years.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He even noted that the pair shared similar physical characteristics.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Fun family anecdote has always been that he ‘rubbed off on me’ because we share a cleft chin,” the Redditor explained.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Makes sense now.”</span></p>

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"Not a friendly split": Inside Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce talks

<p>Bill and Melinda Gates reportedly made the decision to divorce several months before they announced it on May 3.</p> <p>The Microsoft founder, 65, and his wife of 27 years announced their split on Monday.</p> <p>Melinda, 56, reportedly rented Calivigny Island in Grenada at a cost of $A160,000 per night to avoid media scrutiny in the wake of the divorce, according to TMZ.</p> <p>The plan was for the couple's three children and Melinda to ride out the media attention into the split at the island.</p> <p>Sources told the outlet that the split was “not friendly”.</p> <p>“First, we’re told this was not a friendly split,” the publication alleged.</p> <p>“We’re told Melinda and most of the family were furious at Bill for various things they claim he had done.</p> <p>“Second… it’s clear this divorce has been a long time in the making.”</p> <p>Bill and Melinda have not spoken in the days since announcing their divorce in twin statements online.</p> <p>“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they wrote.</p> <p>“We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.</p> <p>“We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”</p> <p>The pair met at Microsoft and began dating in 1987 following a trade fair in New York.</p>

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What I wish I’d known before becoming a step-parent

<p><strong>Navigating step-families</strong></p> <p>In 2002, at the age of 30, Mollie H. married her now-husband, Doug, and suddenly had an instant family. Not only was Mollie a new wife, but she was also now stepmother to Doug’s two small children from a previous marriage, Eric, 6, and Hannah, 5. The role of stepmum was foreign to her, since none of her close friends or family had been through a divorce. “I really didn’t have any interaction with people who were divorced or came from divorced families,” says Mollie.</p> <p>Shortly after getting married, Doug and Mollie had two more sons of their own, Luke and Noah. Today, Mollie and Doug are the proud parents of a blended family of six, with four children ranging from 13 to 23 years old. While Mollie loves being a parent to all four kids, there are a few things she wishes she’d known before becoming a step-parent – and a few things you should know if you’re in a similar situation.</p> <p><strong>You are joining an established family unit</strong></p> <p><span>Becoming a step-parent means that you’re walking into an existing family unit that already has its own dynamics, rules and quirks. “You are becoming a part of someone else’s family,” says Mollie. “You really need to respect that family unit that’s already there.” While you will certainly forge your own relationships with each family member, it can still be a struggle to find your role as the non-biological parent.</span></p> <p><strong>The relationship might get harder as the kids age</strong></p> <p><span>Mollie became a stepmum when her stepchildren were 5 and 6 years old. “When they were little, they were always excited to see me,” says Mollie. “We played games and watched movies.” However, as the kids got older, their relationship with Mollie became more tumultuous, especially during the high school years. “Kids go through their regular phases. High school was really hard, just like it is for your biological children, but it’s a different type of hard,” she says. “I think a lot of the struggle just had to do with them growing up and maturing.”</span></p> <p><strong>Your stepkids will probably always side with their biological parent</strong></p> <p><span>Stepchildren are generally very loyal to their biological parent. So if you’re a stepmum, don’t be surprised if your stepchildren always seem to side with their biological mum. Also, brace yourself for the times when your stepkids say that you’re not their real parent – and the times when they’re comparing the two of you. “They will compare you to their other parent,” says Mollie. “There would be times when they would come to me with a line of questioning, and I could tell that they were already comparing notes. They’d already had the conversation with their mum, would come to me and ask what I thought, and then compare notes.”</span></p> <p><strong>The biological parent will always be a part of your family</strong></p> <p><span>“When I married Doug and became a stepmum, I didn’t realise that their mum would also be a part of my family,” says Mollie. “I naively went into this marriage thinking, ‘Oh, it’s me and my husband, and his kids, and then we will have our own kids, and that will be our family unit,’ but it’s not that way and it shouldn’t be.” Like it or not, when kids are in the picture, your spouse’s ex also becomes a member of your new family – and one who will always be a part of your life. “You work really hard to create your own family unit, but you have to realise that it will always involve the mum or other parent,” Mollie adds.</span></p> <p><strong>Don't air divorce drama in front of the kids</strong></p> <p><span>Divorces aren’t always amicable, but you should do your best to keep any animosity away from the kids. And certainly, don’t complain about or disparage their biological parent in front of them. “It’s important that Mum and Dad’s relationship is separate from the parent relationship with the kids,” says Mollie. “Although there were disagreements, we really didn’t like to air any of that in front of the kids. We wanted to be positive about their mum.”</span></p> <p><strong>Your stepkids won't like you all the time</strong></p> <p><span>“Just like any mum, the kids won’t always like what you’re doing, and it’s the same case with the stepmum,” says Mollie. “Just like regular parenting, it’s not always easy, and you don’t get a lot of thankyous.”</span></p> <p><strong>Family holidays and experiences are key</strong></p> <p><span>“I think family vacations and family experiences are important,” says Mollie. “Shared experiences are needed to make memories together.”</span></p> <p><strong>There will be a readjustment phase when the kids go from parent to parent</strong></p> <p><span>Mollie’s stepchildren would spend a week at their mother’s house, then a week at her and Doug’s house, switching off every Monday. “I liked that they were at our house for a week and that they could establish a routine, but I always called Monday the readjustment phase.” No matter how seamless you try to make the transition, remember that it is still a transition. After spending a week at their mum’s, the kids had to get reacquainted with being back in Mollie and Doug’s house.</span></p> <p><strong>You might feel alone at times</strong></p> <p><span>“There were years when I felt like I was an outsider in my own home,” says Mollie. “Doug’s related to all four of the kids, and I’m only related to two of them, and there were times when I felt not the same.”</span></p> <p><strong>It's possible for your stepkids and biological kids to get along</strong></p> <p><span>Since Mollie’s stepkids and biological kids were young and close in age, she and Doug didn’t face too much pushback in terms of blending the family. “When they were little, I had this wish that they’d be really close together and be good friends, and we’re just starting to see that now,” says Mollie. “I feel like my biological kids really benefited from having older stepsiblings. Both have benefited from sibling love. They have different mums, but they’re all really lucky to have each other.” Mollie also recommends not using the words step and half. Instead, just say sibling when talking to your kids. “We explained to them that they were half-siblings but told them they were siblings for life,” she says.</span></p> <p><strong>The stepchild/step-parent relationship is one of a kind</strong></p> <p><span>Like all relationships, the stepchild/step-parent relationship will always be a work in progress. It can be difficult at times, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. “It’s not likely going to be like a parent/child relationship for many reasons, but that doesn’t make it less-than or insignificant,” says Mollie. “My hope is that I can be everything my stepkids want and need me to be to them.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Written by <span>Kaitlyn Chamberlin</span></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. This article first appeared in </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/true-stories-lifestyle/parenting/what-i-wish-id-known-before-becoming-a-step-parent" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Reader’s Digest</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. Find more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </span><a href="https://readersdigest.innovations.co.nz/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA93V"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here’s our best subscription offer</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p>

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Prince William and Harry giving separate speeches at Diana memorial

<p>Royal fans were surprised to hear that Prince Harry and Prince William will be giving separate speeches at the unveiling of a statue as a memorial for their mother, Princess Diana.</p> <p>The pair will stand together for the unveiling of the statue in July, but they will not share a stage.</p> <p>“The brothers will be physically together for the ceremony but want to make their own personal addresses,” an insider told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14894281/harry-william-diana-statue-feud/" target="_blank">The Sun.</a></p> <p>“You might have thought they’d go for a joint statement and speech but that’s not the case. Each has insisted on preparing their own.”</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/B_1r5QKFAsj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B_1r5QKFAsj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>There was hope of a reconciliation between the brothers at their grandfather Prince Philip's funeral after months of rumours about a rift, but that is looking unlikely.</p> <p>The news comes after claims from a royal biographer that Prince Harry's time in the royal family could be over after Prince Charles' assumes the throne.</p> <p>“Prince Charles has wanted for a very long time to cut the monarchy down to save costs and to make people be worth the money that they get from the taxpayer,” Angela Levin said, who wrote<span> </span><em>Harry: A Biography of a Prince</em><span> </span>in 2018.</p> <p>“I imagine that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the royal family.”</p>

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Is Kylie Minogue really engaged?

<p>Dannii Minogue has shot down rumours her sister Kylie Minogue is engaged to her Welsh boyfriend Paul Solomons.</p> <p>The rumours were sparked in February when Solomons' stepmother, Gloria Solomons, who has been married to his father Mark for three decades, spoke to a UK tabloid.</p> <p>Speaking to the Daily Mail, Gloria said: “She’s very nice, I’m thrilled they’re engaged. It’s very exciting."</p> <p>Kylie later sent out a tweet, making it very clear that they are in fact not engaged, saying the rumours were "getting out of hand".</p> <p>When asked on Sunrise whether her sister was preparing to tie the knot, Dannii said: “There’s no news, but we absolutely adore him and they’re a divine couple."</p> <p>The 50-year-old revealed she has spent a lot of time with her sister recently as the singer moved back to Australia from London to escape coronavirus.</p> <p>“We were crossing paths the last two years, as I would arrive she would leave, and we’ve just got to spend so much good time together,” she said.</p> <p>Dannii described her sibling’s other half as a “gorgeous, beautiful dude” and said that if he does pop the question, she’d love to be part of the wedding.</p> <p>“I’ve walked down the aisle before, so if there is a wedding, I know what to do, I know where to go!”</p> <p>Kylie has been dating Paul Solomons, the 46-year-old British<span> </span><em>GQ</em><span> </span>magazine creative director, since 2018.</p>

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Ellen DeGeneres moves in with Courtney Cox

<p>Courtney Cox has a new A-lister roommate.</p> <p>Ellen DeGeneres revealed she has been staying with the former<span> </span><em>Friends<span> </span></em>star as she had recently sold her Beverly Hills home.</p> <p>She also took a moment to dispel any marriage problems with wife Portia de Rossi.</p> <p>“I’m not having marital troubles,” the talk show host explained on<span> </span><em>Ellen</em>.</p> <p>“I’m not living with Courtenay Cox because I’m kicked out of my house.”</p> <p>Cox says while she is happy to have her friend bunking with her, she did say Ellen is not much of a respectful house guest.</p> <p>“You’re my style guru, so I was nervous about you staying there, being that I haven’t redone it. I haven’t been there in a year,” Cox said.</p> <p>“I had it cleaned. I moved everything off of the right side of the bathroom, so you’d have your space in the drawers. I was just really ready for you.”</p> <p>Cox revealed she sent her assistant over to the home to make sure DeGeneres had settled nicely, only to hear she done more than that.</p> <p>“And all of the sudden it was like, ‘Wait a minute. Ellen’s toothbrush is on my side!’ I had her open the drawer and I was like, ‘Well, where’s my makeup?’” Cox recalled.</p> <p>“So essentially you’re a terrible roommate. You took over my side and your side.”</p> <p>“That was Portia who took over your side,” DeGeneres joked in defence.</p> <p>“I only have one side. She happened to be there one night.”</p>

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Furious bride's reaction as mother-in-law upstages wedding

<p>A bride has revealed her anger towards her mother-in-law after she shared a major announcement in the middle of her wedding day.</p> <p>The 24-year-old took to Reddit to reveal the moment her mother-in-law, 42, asked to say “a few words”.</p> <p>"Stupidly we figured she would talk about us at our wedding, so we never asked what she planned to say. Big mistake," she said.</p> <p>"She announced that she's expecting a baby."</p> <p>The bride said that the moment was a "huge shock" and "completely took over the night".</p> <p>However the horror did not stop there.</p> <p>The bride went on to say that she was also expecting and had planned to share the happy news in her speech but decided to ditch the idea as "everything felt a bit sour for me after that."</p> <p>She went on to say she "felt like the attention was taken away from us without our permission and it was so unfair to spring that on us."</p> <p>"Apparently I ruined my own wedding because I was obviously p—d off about the good news and that I was being 'totally selfish'," she said.</p> <p>"It was my wedding day that was already ruined by a pandemic!"</p> <p>She said her husband was on her side, along with other users who took to the comment section to support the woman. </p> <p>"Wow, she could have at least asked your permission," one person said.</p> <p>In an updated post, the newlyweds revealed they had decided to cut ties with his family, after an attempt to smoot things over didn’t go well at all.</p> <p>The mother "apologised immediately" and "started sobbing", but still blamed the couple for ruining her pregnancy announcement, "so if anything we were both to blame".</p> <p>"Eventually my husband told her that he was really happy about the baby but that she should have asked us, and she pointed at me and said "she wouldn't have let me" which just told us she knew EXACTLY what she was doing, and I have zero regrets now. We tried," she wrote.</p> <p>"We did not mention our pregnancy at all.</p> <p>"She still doesn't know, and we probably won't tell her ourselves because she doesn't deserve that."</p>

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"Finally": Jacinda Ardern announces wedding date

<p>New Zealand Prime Minister has finally announced when she's getting married to her fiance Clarke Gayford after two and a half years of engagement.</p> <p>Ardern, 40, revealed on<span> </span><em>Coast Radio</em><span> </span>that the happy couple would finally get married.</p> <p>“We have finally got a date. Finally,” she joked, but declined to reveal the specific date, hinting it would be "this coming summer".</p> <p>“When I say we’ve got a date, that doesn’t mean we’ve told anyone yet. I feel like we should probably put some invites out!”</p> <p>Ardern usually keeps a tight lid on her private life, declining all internationally-based media requests and only doing a few Australian media appearances about the trans-Tasman travel bubble.</p> <p>She spoke to Kiwi magazine<span> </span><em>Thrive</em><span> </span>about how much her fiance helps her with their daughter Neve.</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/CKKuH6aMxvx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CKKuH6aMxvx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Clarke Gayford (@clarkegayford)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Thank God Clarke is a morning person,” Ardern said to<span> </span><em>Thrive</em>.</p> <p>“I don’t think I’ve talked about this before but he has consistently been the night and morning person for our daughter.</p> <p>“He will bring me a cup of tea every morning without fail. Which sounds like its a little thing but it’s not.</p> <p>“He’ll make me breakfast if I’m in a rush. He checks I’ve eaten before I’ve gone out the door and he checks in on my day.</p> <p>“He knows the bits I find hard and he’ll send a nice little text before I go into it. He’s always thinking of me.”</p> <p>Gayford is a television and radio personality who hosts the fishing program<span> </span><em>Fish of The Day</em><span> </span>and is Neve's primary caregiver as mum Ardern runs New Zealand.</p>

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Queen looks back on special tour with Prince Philip: “I treasure my many memories”

<p>Queen Elizabeth has opened up about her fond memories with Prince Philip from their trip to Ireland over a decade ago.</p> <p>The royal recalled the 2011 tour that they had set on to pay tribute to the 100-year anniversary of the creation of Northern Ireland.</p> <p>The monarch said the milestone was "a significant centenary for both the United Kingdom and Ireland".</p> <p>"This anniversary reminds us of our complex history," she said in a statement.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841072/philip-queen.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/656ed3331a824823a1057336ccf60d4c" /></p> <p>She added that it provided "an opportunity to reflect on our togetherness and our diversity".</p> <p>The monarch also mentioned how the trip to Northern Ireland was special for her husband and herself.</p> <p>"I look back with fondness on the visit Prince Philip and I paid to Ireland, ten years ago this month," she said.</p> <p>"I treasure my many memories, and the spirit of goodwill I saw at first hand."</p> <p>Northern Ireland was officially founded on May 3, 1921.</p> <p>The Queen's visit to Ireland in 2011 was the first by a British monarch since 1911.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7841070/philip-queen-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/137ed183085446428eabe4bdb1f2862b" /></p> <p>The Queen said that political progress and processes of peace were "rightly credited to a generation of leaders who had the vision and courage to put reconciliation before division".</p> <p>"Above all, the continued peace is a credit to its people, upon whose shoulders the future rests," she added.</p> <p>"Across generations, the people of Northern Ireland are choosing to build an inclusive, prosperous, and hopeful society, strengthened by the gains of the peace process.</p> <p>"May this be our guiding thread in the coming years."</p>

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Bizarre dating scam leads to man’s arrest

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A Japanese man has been arrested after it was revealed he was dating at least 35 women - just so he could get regular birthday presents.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Japan Today</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> reported that Takashi Miyagawa, 39, was arrested in Osaka, Japan, over his dating scam.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to the outlet, Miyagawa led women to believe he was serious dating the women long-term so that he could receive “birthday gifts of money and clothing” worth a total of 100,000 yen, or $766.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As part of the scam, he allegedly told each woman his “birthday” was on a different date so that he could receive birthday gifts throughout the year, with three women claiming he told them he was born in February, July, or April respectively.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">However, when they discovered his dishonesty, they allegedly came together and formed a “victims association” to go to Japanese authorities.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Miyagawa reportedly met most of the women through his job at a marketing company.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Police are now investigating the scam to determine if other women were involved.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This isn’t the only dating scam targeting unsuspecting singles, with more than 4,000 dating and romance scams reported to Scamwatich in Australia in 2019.</span></p>

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5 signs of passive-aggressive behaviour

<p><strong>What is passive-aggressive behaviour?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s easy to recognise aggressive behaviour: Somebody raises their voice, says intimidating things, or maybe even resorts to physical abuse and violence. Passive-aggressive behaviour, on the other hand, is subtler, sneakier – and a lot harder to recognise.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Aggressive behaviour is easy to call out. Behaviour that is passive-aggressive is much more difficult to put into words,” says Jessica L. Griffin, a clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics. “Simply put, passive-aggressive behaviour refers to behaviour that is indirect and typically results from negative feelings that the individual has difficulty directly – or openly – expressing.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For those on the receiving end, passive-aggressive behaviour can be emotionally destabilising, says Abisola Olulade, MD, a family medicine physician.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The fact that it is often subtle and not direct yet very hostile causes victims to question whether they are imagining things. They may not realise or understand what is happening at first, which is part of why it can be traumatising.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Here, some signs of passive-aggressive behaviour you need to know, along with expert tips on how to deal with it.</span></p> <p><strong>Backhanded compliments</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There’s a big difference between a compliment (“That’s a beautiful dress”) and a back-handed compliment (“That’s a beautiful dress – I had the same one in high school”). One makes you feel better; the other leaves you feeling worse.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“There’s no better example of passive-aggressive behaviour than the backhanded compliment,” says Griffin. “My personal favourite is the communication that starts with ‘I’m not trying to be mean, but….’ Or ‘I’m not judging you.…’ Or ‘I mean this in the best way…’ when in fact, what is about to come out of their mouth is mean, judgmental, and not the best.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So how can you deal with insults hidden in compliments? Dr Olulade recommends expressing your feelings if it’s somebody you otherwise feel safe with.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If it’s a pattern with this person, then you may express that this was hurtful to you. You can also choose to ignore it, but it’s important not to internalise it and use it as a point of self-criticism,” she says. “Don’t go into a self-critical spiral. Remember, it’s about them and their inappropriate behaviour – not about you.”</span></p> <p><strong>Refusal to state feelings</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You know the drill: A person is clearly bothered by something, but when you ask them what’s wrong, they shrug it off or say “nothing.” Why do some people keep their feelings bottled inside?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It may be because they are themselves depressed or anxious. It may also be because they are scared of confronting a negative feeling or emotion and don’t have the right tools or coping skills for doing so,” says Dr Olulade. “This is why it’s important not to tell children to ‘just get on with it’ or ‘just get over it’ and to welcome their expression of both negative and positive emotion. It’s important to acknowledge, validate and listen to others’ feelings.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Emotions are an important part of the human experience, says Dr Olulade. We can learn a lot from allowing people to express both positive and negative ones. “When we don’t allow others to express their negative feelings in a healthy way and when we don’t give them a safe outlet to do that – or when we say expressing sadness, anxiety or anger is ‘weak’ – this can have a harmful effect and lead people to behave in a passive-aggressive manner.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some people are less comfortable directly expressing their feelings, says Griffin. She recommends providing a safe space for your friend, partner, or co-worker to talk about what’s going on. “You could try saying, ‘It seems as if you’re upset and I want to make sure you’re OK.’”</span></p> <p><strong>Stonewalling or freezing someone out</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Even worse than someone pretending nothing is wrong is someone refusing to engage with you, period. Getting that cold shoulder can hurt, and passive-aggressive people have often mastered this behaviour, says Griffin. Take, for instance, stonewalling.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Described by renowned relationship researcher John Gottman in the early 1990s, “stonewalling is a primary problematic communication style, which can erode a relationship over time as it sets up a pattern of poor communication,” Griffin says. Instead of dealing with the problem directly, people might ignore it – or you. “This is unsettling for the person on the receiving end and just builds resentment while eroding trust.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To deal with stonewalling, it’s important to be direct and honest, as uncomfortable as it might feel, Griffin advises. “Encourage your loved ones to share their feelings with you,” she says. “Let them know directly that you want more honesty in the relationship and you can handle it if they are angry, upset, resentful, or annoyed with you.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But if it’s a repeated pattern of behaviour and interferes with your relationship, you should address it, says Dr Olulade. “If you have persistent worry and a sad mood about it, then it may be time to seek professional help for it.”</span></p> <p><strong>Avoiding responsibilities or being chronically late</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Forgetting to turn in assignments, always running late, lacking follow-through – these can all be signs of passive-aggression. While, of course, everyone is maxed out these days and even the best-intentioned people can run late or become overwhelmed, it might be worth bringing up if there’s a pattern of irresponsibility.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Griffin recommends understanding that the behaviour may not come from a negative place, but instead from one of discomfort or learned behaviour. She advises clear communication, naming feelings, and asking for more directness.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You might say something like, “I’ve noticed you’ve been late to Sunday dinner for the last several weeks. I’m wondering if you’re feeling upset or annoyed by something and I’m hoping we can talk about it,” Griffin suggests.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Or you might say, “When you’re late, I feel frustrated because I’ve spent a lot of time cooking and we all wait to eat until you get here. You’re important to me and I’d like to resolve this and want us to be honest with each other. Is Sunday dinner something you want to do? If it’s not on your priority list, that’s OK with me. I just want to resolve this so that I’m not bothered by it and you’re also feeling good about being here.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">On the flip side, the passive-aggressive person might set up a situation to make you look bad. For example, “you may have indicated to your mother-in-law that you can’t attend a family dinner at the time she desired because of your child’s scheduled nap time,” says Griffin. “Despite your directness, she sticks to her guns and sets the dinner for when she wants it.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">So “you do your best to get there and, of course, you arrive late because your child had their scheduled nap. Your mother-in-law comments about how the food has gotten cold and that your daughter is too old for a nap.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">How should you react to this sort of passive-aggressive behaviour? “The same principles apply,” says Griffin. “Be direct about your observation and the impact on you and your wish to resolve this.” This type of honest, direct communication can be scary. But it also proactively opens up room for positive results.</span></p> <p><strong>Feeling as though you’re walking on eggshells</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re always on eggshells around another person, worried about how they’ll react to things, their behaviour might be considered passive-aggressive. Repeated overreactions – or inappropriate lack of reactions, such as ignoring you – can do a number on your self-confidence and sense of security.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s important to take note of how you feel around the other person, says Griffin. “If you’re struggling with a relationship in which someone else is being passive-aggressive – despite your intentions to solve the issue with them – and it’s negatively impacting you, consider talking with a professional to determine how to set better boundaries for yourself.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While therapy is a good first step, it’s possible the other person might not be willing to work with you. Ultimately, if you always feel awkward or uncomfortable around somebody, you might decide that it’s time to move on from the relationship.</span></p> <p><strong>How to recognise passive-aggressive behaviour in yourself?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sometimes it’s the people around you who are behaving inappropriately. But what if you realise that you frequently fall back on passive-aggressive behaviour yourself?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dr Olulade recommends paying attention to subtle cues people may give off when they’re with you. “Do people tense up when you are around? Do your co-workers avoid talking to you or making eye contact with you?” Dr Olulade asks. “If you find that you are constantly making snide or negative remarks, being sarcastic, sabotaging tasks and projects, or avoiding healthy self-expression, then these may all be signs of passive aggression.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you’re someone who avoids confrontation, you may unknowingly fall back on passive-aggressive behaviour rather than tackle the problem head-on, says Inger Burnett-Zeigler, MD, a licenced clinical psychologist and associate professor. “People who are passive-aggressive are often trying to send a message about how they feel through their actions rather than their words. Often this message can be unclear or misconstrued.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“When you are feeling consumed by a negative feeling and you don’t know how to express it,” that can also be passive aggression, says Jennifer Tomko, a clinical psychotherapist. “You may have difficulties setting a boundary in a way that is mutually helpful. You may also feel that you are doing something kind out of obligation, so you may not perform as the best version of yourself.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Having the courage to confront negative behaviour in yourself is scary but valuable, Griffin says. “If you are finding you have a hard time being direct in your communication and continue to avoid others, are late in your work or obligations, and notice your relationships are being impacted, you could seek professional assistance with a trained therapist to assist you in understanding the roots of your passive-aggressive behaviour,” she recommends. A therapist can also help you “work on increasing your level of ‘appropriate’ assertiveness and directness in your relationships.”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Written by Nadine Jolie Courtney. This article first appeared in <a href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/healthsmart/conditions/mental-health/5-signs-of-passive-aggressive-behaviour">Reader’s Digest</a>. Find more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="https://readersdigest.innovations.co.nz/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA93V">here’s our best subscription offer</a>.</span></em></p>

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Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce after 27 years of marriage

<p>Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years, announcing the news on their Twitter accounts.</p> <p>"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," the statement reads.</p> <p>The couple founded their philanthropic organisation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together in 2000.</p> <p>Since then, the foundation has spent $69.2 billion on a wide range of initiatives related to global health, poverty alleviation and more, according to its website.</p> <p>"We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives," the statement says.</p> <p>"We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives."</p> <p>Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest people in the world with a net worth of $176 billion.</p> <p>Bill and Melinda met in 1987 at Microsoft - which Bill Gates founded and was, at the time, running as CEO.</p> <p>Melinda was part of the first group of MBA graduates to join the company and quickly climbed up the ladder to become general manager of information products.</p> <p>She met Bill after she joined the company in 1987, at a business dinner in New York.</p> <p>She described the encounter in her book,<span> </span><em>The Moment of Lift</em>: "I showed up late, and all the tables were filled except one, which still had two empty chairs side by side. I sat in one of them. A few minutes later, Bill arrived and sat in the other."</p> <p>The couple married in Hawaii in 1994.</p>

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Beautiful new video of Prince William, Kate and the kids

<p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary by gifting their well wishers with a beautifully made video.</p> <p>The newly released film features the Duke and Duchess along with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.</p> <p>The clip was shot by filmmaker Will Warr in Norfolk where they spent majority of lockdown last year, during the UK autumn months, meaning it was filmed some time between September and November.</p> <p>Alongside the video, the couple issued a personal message, thanking fans for the support.</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/COQNwtPlLvH/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/COQNwtPlLvH/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@kensingtonroyal)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"Thank you to everyone for the kind messages on our wedding anniversary," they began.</p> <p>"We are enormously grateful for the 10 years of support we have received in our lives as a family. W &amp; C"</p> <p>The video shows the family enjoying their time together at the beach, with Kate seen carrying Prince Louis, who was two at the time, up one sandbank.</p> <p>Prince William and Kate announced their engagement in November 2010, with the future king proposing during a trip to Kenya with his mother Princess Diana's engagement ring.</p> <p>The couple tied the knot on April 29, 2011 and welcomed their first child Prince George in 2013. Princess Charlotte was born in 2015 and Prince Louis in 2018.</p>

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Blame it on Photoshop: Husband caught in ‘most ridiculous lie’

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A woman has revealed she divorced her husband after finding a photo of him with an embarrassing mistake.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tylar shared the demise of her marriage in a TikTok video, claiming her alarm bells went off after seeing a photo of her husband “with a bunch of girls” at a nightclub.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While the image was fairly candid, Tylar noticed and took issue with one missing detail.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“He’s not wearing his wedding ring,” she said in the video.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The image was taken by a professional photographer and shared on the venue’s page.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When she broached the subject of the missing ring with her husband, Tylar says her husband responded to her suspicions with the “most ridiculous lie” she’d ever heard.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“He tells me that they Photoshopped his ring off,” she told her viewers while laughing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“They ‘Photoshopped his ring off’? Oh, sure they did.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a bold statement, Tylar announced, “We’re divorced.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a follow-up video, Tylar confirmed her husband’s story changed after their confrontation, instead claiming he had taken the ring off to wash his hands and “must have” forgotten to put it back on.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“What a convenient time to forget to put your ring back on,” she said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The caption of her post read, “I’d love for this sound to go viral because he will know he’s the only idiot that would tell such a whopper!!”. It appears her wish came true too, with the clip receiving more than 2.2 million views.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Thousands of users also showed their support for Tylar.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Girl, you are not divorced! He’s just photoshopped out of your life,” one wrote.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I can’t believe he thought you would believe that,” another said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">From wedding photos to ‘photoshopped’ rings, Tylar declared her ex-husband was simply “a narcissist”. </span></p>

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Queen’s social media undergoes major change after Prince Philip death

<p>The social media page for the royal family has undergone a major noticeable change following the death of Prince Philip.</p> <p>Queen Elizabeth’s official Instagram page, The Royal Family, used to have a photo of her with the Duke of Edinburgh.</p> <p>However, her team recently changed the profile picture to Her Majesty on her own.</p> <p>The sad change comes after the royal family’s two-week mourning period following the death of Prince Philip.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840978/queen-elizabeth-prince-philip.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/cdf0b03d427946e990962cf0e95121ed" /></p> <p>During that period, the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge change their pictures on Instagram and Twitter to black and white images.</p> <p>The Duke of Edinburgh, passed away “peacefully” at Windsor Castle on April 9, aged 99.</p> <p>Before losing her husband, the monarch had a photo of her smiling at the camera with Philip appeared in the background.</p> <p>Now, the profile picture is a solo snap which looks to be taken in 2020 during her visit to the MI5 headquarters at Thames House.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7840977/queen-elizabeth-prince-philip-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e74915ecc20c4a29866b0d9c6f8eb633" /></p> <p>The royal family team have also added a new highlights section honouring the late Prince Philip.</p> <p>Meghan Markle and Prince Harry do not have an Instagram page after they gave up their royal titles.</p> <p>The Queen was seen on Wednesday for her first official public engagement since she lost her husband.</p> <p>She switched out her black mourning outfit for a blue floral dress.</p> <p><em>Image: Instagram</em></p>

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Princess Diana's brother reveals truth behind "disdained" photo

<p>Charles Spencer, the brother of Princess Diana, has gone viral once again for sharing the story behing a rare candid photograph of the pair.</p> <p>The youngest sibling to the late Princess of Wales took to Twitter to repost a black and white image of he and his big sister walking down the street in what appears to be a very tense moment.</p> <p>Spencer admitted the pair looked “disdained” look, blaming the hounds of paparazzi who refused to leave her alone.</p> <p>The original caption on the image read "That time Diana and her brother looked like they were on the cover of a Smiths album. So cool."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">That time Diana and her brother looked like they were on the cover of a Smiths album. So cool. <a href="https://t.co/VkAGfNa3Nt">pic.twitter.com/VkAGfNa3Nt</a></p> — Rowan Marie (@Marie33Rowan) <a href="https://twitter.com/Marie33Rowan/status/1386684660978266113?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 26, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>However, Spencer who revealed the picture was snapped in 1980, when he was 16 and Diana was 19, while they were on their way to lunch.</p> <p>"My sister was taking me out from @Eton_College for lunch in @HindsHeadBray," Spencer explained.</p> <p>"Her Mini Metro was followed by 12 cars &amp; 1 motorbike of tabloid journalists. Enough to make any teenager look as disdainful as Morrissey, frankly."</p> <p>At the time the picture was taken, Princess Diana was dating Prince Charles.</p> <p>The pair married in July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral.</p> <p>They would go on to welcome their two sons, Prince William, and Prince Harry, in 1982 and 1984.</p> <p>Fans of the family admitted the photo had them “emotional”.</p> <p>"That must have been unsettling, enough to make you both look as cool as cucumbers, somehow. We love the photo. Thanks for giving some context," one wrote.</p> <p>Spencer is no stranger to opening up to his fans about life with his big sister.</p> <p>In 2020, he took to Twitter to share a rare photo of the pair as children.</p> <p>He admitted their bond was strong growing up due to their fractured family dynamic.</p> <p>Spencer revealed his parents' separation was difficult after his father left their mother Frances Shand Kydd in 1969.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/lpZXrQNsid">pic.twitter.com/lpZXrQNsid</a></p> — Charles Spencer (@cspencer1508) <a href="https://twitter.com/cspencer1508/status/1325016523073875969?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 7, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>"Diana and I had two older sisters who were away at school, so she and I were very much in it together and I did talk to her about it," the father-of-seven said to The Sunday Times.</p> <p>"Our father was a quiet and constant source of love, but our mother wasn't cut out for maternity. Not her fault, she couldn't do it.</p> <p>"While she was packing her stuff to leave, she promised Diana [then aged five] she'd come back to see her. Diana used to wait on the doorstep for her, but she never came," he recalled.</p>

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