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Princess Eugenie’s wedding: The adorable moment you missed between the bride and groom

<p>On Friday, the royal family watched on as ninth-in-line to the throne, Princess Eugenie, said “I do” to Jack Brooksbank.</p> <p>While the public and guests had their eyes fixated on the beautiful bride walking down the aisle in St George’s Chapel, her groom made one sweet gesture.</p> <p>While no one was looking, Jack slyly put his glasses on to see his bride make her entrance into the church.</p> <p>The 32-year-old usually prefers to go without his glasses but made an exception on his big day so he would be able to clearly see Eugenie walking towards him.</p> <p>Once the Queen’s granddaughter made it to the altar and stood by his side, he removed the glasses and handed them to his best man and brother, Thomas.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">let's take a moment to Appreciate Jack wearing his glasses to see her 😍😂… <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalWedding?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalWedding</a> <a href="https://t.co/zfaUDdV71G">pic.twitter.com/zfaUDdV71G</a></p> — Asma (@4MissS) <a href="https://twitter.com/4MissS/status/1050700875130437634?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 12, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>It wasn’t the only time during the ceremony that the couple’s affection for each other was noticed by onlookers.</p> <p>According to the <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/auhome/index.html"><strong><em><u>Daily Mail</u></em>’</strong></a>s lip reader, when Jack first saw Eugenie he reportedly whispered to his brother: “Oh, my heart … oh, break my heart.”</p> <p>Eugenie and Jack also took turns comforting each other throughout the ceremony by holding hands and exchanging loving looks.</p> <p>On their wedding day, Jack gifted Eugenie a pair of diamond and emerald drop earrings, which perfectly complimented the tiara she wore on the day.</p> <p>The couple, who first met at a Swiss ski resort, dated for seven years before tying the knot. </p>

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The surprise thing Princess Eugenie can’t do on her wedding day

<p>Today, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will say “I do” in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.</p> <p>While the couple’s festival-themed reception and star-studded guest list will make their wedding quite modern, there is one royal protocol that the Queen’s granddaughter can’t escape.</p> <p>Strict royal etiquette means that Eugenie cannot be late arriving at the chapel later today.</p> <p>Unlike normal brides who have the freedom to make their grooms wait for them at the altar if they encounter any hiccups getting ready, the ninth-in-line to the throne has set plenty of time to get to her wedding ceremony on time to avoid upsetting the Queen.</p> <p>Speaking to <em>The Sun</em>, the Queen’s former press spokesman Dickie Arbiter explained: “The Queen doesn’t do late.”</p> <p>“She does on time and if she has to be late somewhere it will be for a very good reason, that there’s a breakdown somewhere or she’s struck in traffic.”</p> <p>Out of respect for Her Majesty, her “offspring and the grandchildren don’t arrive late either”.</p> <p>To ensure the day runs smoothly, every minute of the day has been meticulously planned to avoid causing any delay or frustration.</p> <p>Jack Brooksbank is set to appear at the ceremony 45 minutes before it commences, while Eugenie and her father Prince Andrew will arrive five minutes prior at 10.55am.</p> <p>After the traditional church service, the newlyweds will embark on a carriage ride through the streets of Windsor before moving to the Queen’s residence for an afternoon reception at Windsor Castle.</p> <p>In the evening, there will be a formal sit-down dinner at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, the residence of her parents Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.</p> <p>The following day, the newlyweds and their friends and family will be enjoying a festival-themed afternoon party.</p> <p>The elaborate part will feature dodgem cars, funfair rides and plenty of cocktails.</p> <p>Will you be tuning in to watch Princess Eugenie’s wedding tonight? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Prince William teases Duchess Kate: "Pretty much ruined it"

<p>Prince William and Kate have stepped out for their first joint event after welcoming their third child on April 23, Prince Louis.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked excited to be out together as they attended the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London.</p> <p>The royal parents met with contemporary artists Dario Varagas, who offered them both the opportunity to have a go at painting.</p> <p>William volunteered his wife to go first, claiming that “she’s the arty one”.</p> <p>However, after Kate had finished her addition to the painting, William drew laughs from the crowd for saying that she’d “pretty much ruined the picture”.</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/Bot2XhZHLTr/?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/Bot2XhZHLTr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">🎨 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pick up a paintbrush and contribute to an artwork by @DairoVargas, which is inspired by the events at the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit — which aims to promote better mental health for all #GlobalMHSummit</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 Oct 9, 2018 at 7:55am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>For the engagement, Kate wore a classic long-sleeved lilac dress by designer Emilia Wickstead.</p> <p>The 36-year-old paired the dress with nude heels and a pale lavender handbag.</p> <p>William dressed up in a black and white suit.</p> <p>The couple both wore recycled outfits to the event.</p> <p>When the duo arrived at the event, they were met by cheering fans who waved flags.</p> <p>Last week, Kate returned to royal duties, marking the end of her six-month maternity leave.</p> <p>The mental health summit, which is co-hosted by the UK government and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, saw several experts and political figures come together to address the stigma surrounding mental health.</p> <p>Mental health is an issue that Kate, William and Prince Harry all feel passionate about, with the trio spearheading The Heads Together campaign through their official charity The Royal Foundation.</p> <p>The campaign, which empowers experienced charities to work together, continues to encourage a healthy conversation around mental health. </p>

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Why the royals don’t live in their dukedoms

<p>Although they were crowned Duke and Duchess of Sussex five months ago, Prince Harry and Meghan only visited the beautiful region of Sussex on the south coast of England for the first time at the beginning of this month.</p> <p>Prince Harry and Meghan’s itinerary included visiting Edes House in Chichester and the seaside resorts of Bognor Regis and Brighton, as well as the lavish Royal Pavilion (also known as the Brighton Pavilion), built by playboy Prince Regent, George IV in the 1780s.</p> <p>While Prince Harry and Meghan rent a country home in Oxfordshire, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the idea that royals are named after the area they live in, but do not reside in their dukedoms.</p> <p><img style="width: 470.588px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821293/1-dukedoms-brighton.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bdec80b4028b473cbe782c5dd47b376f" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion.</em></p> <p>Royal dukedoms are ceremonial titles bestowed on princes by the monarch and displays their importance through appointing the highest title one can receive. Once the title is passed on to the next generation, they become standard dukedoms and cease their royal role.</p> <p>If the royal family lineage dies out, the name becomes extinct. Current vacant titles include the Duke of Cumberland, Hereford and Windsor.</p> <p>Controversially, in our feminist age, the law currently only allows for dukedoms to be passed on to male heirs.</p> <p>If Harry and Meghan have daughters, they will become Ladies, unless the Queen amends the rule. An amendment can be a possibility as her official royal website strongly claims, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist”.</p> <p>What do you think about royals not living in their namesake dukedoms? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. </p>

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Why Camilla will be missing from Princess Eugenie's wedding

<p>Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is to miss the other royal wedding of the year, Princess Eugenie’s upcoming nuptials to Jack Brooksbank.</p> <p>She’ll be staying put in the Scottish Highlands where she and Prince Charles are currently based, but it’s because she’s keeping her royal commitments that were scheduled ahead of the announced wedding date, rather than any family discord.</p> <p>Far from<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/princess-eugenie-wedding-camilla-parker-13377691" target="_blank">reports</a><span> </span>that Camilla’s absence is a royal “snub”,<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/royals/heres-why-this-senior-royal-will-be-missing-from-princess-eugenies-big-wedding-this-week/" target="_blank">People</a><span> </span>quotes a a royal insider at the Duchess and Prince Charles’ Clarence House office as saying, “These are long-standing invitations.”</p> <p>Camilla’s busy day will include attending a school harvest festival near Birkhall, her Scottish home.  </p> <p>Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson reportedly tried to convince Duchess Camilla to attend the wedding which was scheduled eight months ago, according to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7434421/camilla-snubbing-princess-eugenie-wedding/" target="_blank">The Sun</a>, but weren’t able to change her mind.</p> <p>“Eugenie and her parents wanted her to change her mind. But Camilla said she had a prior commitment and couldn’t,” said one insider.</p> <p>Another royal insider said that the Duchess regretted that she couldn’t make the nuptials, but that the Royal Family were understanding of the situation</p> <p>“The family understood, particularly Eugenie, and were fine about it owing to her previous commitment,” said the insider. “Camilla didn’t want to let anyone down.”</p> <p>Do you think Camilla should attend the wedding over her official engagements? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.</p>

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Melania Trump slams critics: “Focus on what I do, not what I wear”

<p>In what is considered a rare moment, Melania Trump has fired back at those criticising her outfit choices during her most recent trip to Africa.</p> <p>Melania, 48, took to Twitter to post a video of her addressing the backlash she has received over her wardrobe, which many people believed to be tone-deaf and arrogant. But the video, which shows the First Lady in Egypt, has prompted even more criticism after declaring: “I want to talk about my trip and not what I wear. That’s very important what we do, what we’re doing with US aid, what I do with my initiatives.</p> <p>“I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/FLOTUS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FLOTUS</a> Melania Trump: "I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear." <a href="https://t.co/X3k7MqhYmO">pic.twitter.com/X3k7MqhYmO</a></p> — The Hill (@thehill) <a href="https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1048743460398948352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 7, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The criticism from news and social media users started when Melania was photographed wearing a white pith helmet, which has historical ties with Africa’s colonisers.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:320.0224971878515px;" src="/media/7821234/gettyimages-1045901228.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b07fb587d2ec4c36b8df465630a412d5" /></p> <p>“It was the headgear that attracted most attention,” wrote <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/05/melania-trump-in-pith-helmet-on-kenya-safari-likened-to-colonialist" target="_blank"><em>The Guardian</em></a>. “Pith helmets – so-called because they are made of the material sholapith – were worn by European explorers and imperial administrators in Africa, parts of Asia and the Middle East in the 19th century before being adopted by military officers, rapidly becoming a symbol of status – and oppression.”</p> <p>Users on social media hilariously compared the First Lady with film characters such as Dr Rene Emile Belloq from Indiana Jones and Michael Jackson from his music video for <em>Smooth Criminal</em>.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:343.1958762886598px;" src="/media/7821235/gettyimages-1045930894.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8dd71d3dc7754211aa60a4391550c6f2" /></p> <p>Many others were quick to point out how she exclusively supported European designers instead of showcasing the work of local African creators.</p> <p>The backlash, which accused Melania of reinforcing colonialist behaviour, began a viral #FLOTUSInAfricaBingo hashtag – where Twitter users began to list the different stereotypical attitudes of tourists when visiting Africa.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Melania Trump wearing a pith helmet on her trip to "Africa" is more than a silly sartorial choice. It's a reflection of her outdated understanding of Africa. (Also, she was photographed in safari attire multiple times on this trip.) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FLOTUSinAfricaBingo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FLOTUSinAfricaBingo</a> <a href="https://t.co/aCnkOnPBF8">https://t.co/aCnkOnPBF8</a></p> — kim yi dionne (@dadakim) <a href="https://twitter.com/dadakim/status/1048315381473894400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 5, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Melania completes the stereotype trifecta--elephants, orphans and even the pith helmet.....<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FLOTUSinAfrica2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FLOTUSinAfrica2018</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/africasacountry?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@africasacountry</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AFP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AFP</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AP</a> <a href="https://t.co/TkgFb3w4yY">pic.twitter.com/TkgFb3w4yY</a></p> — Matt Carotenuto (@matt_carotenuto) <a href="https://twitter.com/matt_carotenuto/status/1048197315360673792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 5, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Melania Trump's outfits scream, "I watched OUT OF AFRICA the night before". <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MelaniaTrump?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MelaniaTrump</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MelaniaInKenya?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MelaniaInKenya</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FLOTUSinAfricaBingo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FLOTUSinAfricaBingo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FLOTUSinAfrica2018?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FLOTUSinAfrica2018</a> <a href="https://t.co/2yvyR2Igf4">pic.twitter.com/2yvyR2Igf4</a></p> — Meja|梅贾 (@75Meja) <a href="https://twitter.com/75Meja/status/1048508479005110272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 6, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>Kim Yi Dionne, a political science professor from the University of California, is responsible for initiating the hashtag and claims that the First Lady’s outfit choices reinforced colonial attitudes.</p> <p>“Her attire is a signal of her understanding of what Africa is in 2018. It’s tired and it’s old and it’s inaccurate,” Dr Dionne told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/world/africa/melania-trump-pith-helmet.html" target="_blank"><em>The New York Times</em>.</a></p> <p>But while her fashion choices were ignorant, many raised the question as to what Melania actually does.</p> <p>Her #BeBest campaign was labelled as confusing as the former model wanted to raise awareness on the issue of cyberbullying but given her husband's behaviour on Twitter and his notoriety of attacking people through the internet, the campaign fell short.</p> <p>Many also drew comparisons to a campaign that was in place during Barack Obama’s run and noted the similarities between the two.</p> <p>Even throughout President Trump’s campaign for the top position, Melania was given very little spotlight as Donald’s daughter Ivanka Trump was given the title of “unofficial First Lady.”</p> <p>During her visit to Africa she was asked to comment on Brett Kavanaugh, the man who the President picked for the Supreme Court even after he was accused of sexual harassment. She was a woman of few words as she said that she is “against any kind of abuse or violence.”</p> <p>She went on to deny the claims that Donald Trump labelled Haiti and other African nations as “s**thole countries.”</p> <p>So, while Melania asks the world to focus on her work and not her style choices, the question that people are begging to know is, what is her work? And what is it that the First Lady has achieved since coming into the role?</p> <p>This isn’t the first time Melania has sparked backlash over something she has decided to wear, as in June, she was heavily criticised on a global level for wearing a khaki Zara coat with the words “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” during her visit to the children affected by America’s immigration crisis.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:333.3333333333333px;" src="/media/7821233/gettyimages-980585888.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/cdf3f5ad4a7b4fdcb97e1cae304f22e3" /></p> <p>During that time, the President caused an uproar over a policy that separated immigrant children from their parents after they were detained at the US border.</p> <p>The jacket was said to be complicit and tone-deaf as the words emblazoned on the back were inappropriate for the occasion.</p> <p>But one thing Melania has gotten right is that people should be focusing on the achievements and work of the First Lady rather than what she chooses to wear. </p>

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The Queen’s rules for Sarah Ferguson at royal wedding

<p>After years of being shunned by the royal family for her misdemeanours during her marriage to Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson will have the opportunity to mingle with her ex-husband’s family once again at her daughter’s royal wedding.</p> <p>The royal clan are all set to gather for Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel on October 12.  </p> <p>And to make sure the day runs smoothly, the Queen has put special measures in place for 58-year-old Fergie, reported <a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/royals/british-royal-family/the-queen-sarah-ferguson-royal-wedding-rules-51679"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;"><u>Woman’s Day</u></em></strong></a>.</p> <p>A palace aide told the publication: “Fergie has been told she has to sit on Jack's family's side at the chapel.”</p> <p>"She's also been banned from making a speech, as much as Eugenie would have liked her to, out of fear she may say something untoward or make subtle digs at the family."</p> <p>Fergie has also been instructed to avoid three members of the royal family on the day, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne.</p> <p>"Some of the royals have very much forgiven Fergie for her misdemeanours, but the likes of Prince Philip and Princess Anne still don't see her point of view," another palace source explained.</p> <p>"Harry and Meghan invited her to their wedding ceremony, but it was very telling that <span style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit !important;">she didn't get an invitation to their reception</span> – and William and Kate didn't welcome her at all!"</p> <p>"Of course, the Queen would not actually disallow Fergie from attending her own daughter's wedding, but she's wary disaster could strike if the duchess doesn't behave herself."</p> <p>The Duchess of York’s most infamous scandal was when she was pictured getting her toes sucked by oil tycoon John Bryan prior to her divorce to Prince Andrew in 1996.</p> <p>In 2010, she was also filmed offering an undercover reporter access to her ex-husband for money.</p> <p> </p>

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Another royal is heading Down Under this month

<p><span>Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan aren’t the only royals getting ready to step foot onto Australian soil, as it has just been announced that Princess Diana's niece Lady Kitty Spencer will also be paying a visit – at the same time as the Duke and Duchess.</span></p> <p><span>But despite sharing a close bond with each other, as Lady Kitty was spotted attending cousin Harry's wedding to Meghan in May, the three will not cross paths as they are visiting Down Under for very different reasons.</span></p> <p><span>Harry and Meghan’s itinerary involves Sydney and Melbourne for the Invictus Games, while Lady Kitty is visiting Perth for Channel 7’s annual Telethon.</span></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: 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/BoRQn-2HfHS/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">There’s a new kitty in town! Fat Cat is the adorable mascot for @telethon7, the television fundraiser helping sick children across the globe. In October, I’ll be joining him in Perth, Western Australia for this extraordinary 26-hour live television charity event. Thank you to Stage and Screen Australia for flying me to Perth to help change the lives of children ❤️ #telethon7</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/kitty.spencer/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kitty Spencer</a> (@kitty.spencer) on Sep 28, 2018 at 5:24am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>Taking to her Instagram to share the news, Lady Kitty shared a photo of herself with a toy cat along with the caption: “There’s a new kitty in town! Fat Cat is the adorable mascot for @telethon7, the television fundraiser helping sick children across the globe. In October, I’ll be joining him in Perth, Western Australia for this extraordinary 26-hour live television charity event.”</span></p> <p><span>Lady Kitty will be in Perth from October 20-21 for the fundraising weekend.</span></p> <p><span>Taking inspiration from her great aunt Princess Diana, Lady Kitty is passionate about helping and working with young people, so they are able to lead better lives, which is why she was chosen for the charity event.</span></p> <p><span>“[Lady Kitty] is coming to WA to continue the legacy of her great Aunt by helping raise money to change the lives of sick kids across our state,” the Channel 7 Telethon website reads.</span></p> <p><span>The 27-year-old will be responsible for hosting a tea party for the fundraising event, which will be held at the Parmelia Hilton.</span></p> <p><span>Kitty has a history of charitable work. In the past, she has worked with Centrepoint, an organisation that helps the young homeless community through providing support and guidance.</span></p> <p><span>The charity is also backed by Diana’s sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. </span></p>

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte steal the show at wedding

<p>Prince George and Princess Charlotte had all eyes on them when they featured in the wedding party of Prince Harry and Meghan earlier this year and now, the young royals have stolen the spotlight at another wedding.</p> <p>On Saturday, George and Charlotte acted as a pageboy and bridesmaid for one of Duchess Kate’s closest friends, Sophie Carter.</p> <p>Five-year-old George looked happy on the day as he wore a collarless white shirt, sky-blue knickerbockers, white stockings and white loafers.</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: 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; 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text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BoFD6YAFATi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Cambridges (@teatimewiththecambridges)</a> on Sep 23, 2018 at 11:42am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The third-in-line to the throne was seen poking his head out of the church porch as they waited for the bride to arrive and led his fellow pageboys in a game of soldiers after the ceremony.</p> <p>“George is a real star, quite the little chap,” a royal insider told <a href="https://people.com/royals/prince-george-princess-charlotte-sophie-carter-wedding/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;">PEOPLE</em></strong></span></a>. “He was having a great time, running around like the leader of the pack.”</p> <p><span style="font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit !important;">Charlotte, who usually warms to attention, looked unimpressed with her brother’s antics and was seen frowning while she wore a white dress with blue piping and circlet of flowers.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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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/BoDeqolh0CE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by DuchessofSussex MeghanMarkle (@duchessofsussexmeghanmarkle)</a> on Sep 22, 2018 at 8:57pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The young royal siblings, who were among seven children taking part in the wedding, were accompanied by their parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.</p> <p>The wedding of Sophie Carter and Robert Suggs took place at St Andrew’s Church in Norfolk.</p> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p> <p>For the special occasion, Kate wore a blue dress and jacket by Catherine Walker with a blue headpiece believed to be by Jane Taylor.</p> <p>Kate’s brother James and their parents Michael and Carole Middleton also attended the wedding, however, Pippa, who is due to give birth to her first child, was absent. </p>

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Roger Federer breaks silence on Serena Williams sexism saga

<p>Tennis superstar Roger Federer has opened up about the Serena Williams US Open sexism debacle, saying the game could use the incident as a catalyst for change.</p> <p>Williams caused worldwide controversy after claiming umpire Carlos Ramos displayed sexist behaviour and racism during her US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka.</p> <p>Tennis stars and the sporting community were divided by her comments, as some agreed that Williams anger was justified, while others believed that it was poor sportsmanship.</p> <p>Federer, who has had his own fair share of conflicts with umpire Fergus Murphy dating back to 2009, remained neutral when stating his views on the scandal.</p> <p>“It’s interesting but I think it’s important to look at it,” Federer told <em><a href="https://www.kvue.com/" target="_blank">KVUE</a></em>.</p> <p>“Every umpire has their own style, it’s just how it is in any sport.</p> <p>“In tennis, you might have an umpire that gives more coaching violations and another guy goes more to time violation.</p> <p>“You might get one guy who knows that this guy misbehaves quite often so I’ll give him a warning quicker or I’ll be more lenient with a guy because he’s a nice guy and just can’t control himself. I think it really depends on the situation.”</p> <p>While the champion tennis player believes that mistakes occurred on the court, the 20-time grand slam champion hoped that sexism had nothing to do with it.</p> <p>“I hope it’s not the case (that there is gender bias) but I think what happened, obviously there were mistakes along the way and there should be more discretion sometimes.</p> <p>“At the same time, they have to do their job, that’s what we want them to do.</p> <p>“It’s been tricky but a really interesting case to study."</p> <p>A report from the <em><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/sports/tennis-fines-men-women.html" target="_blank">New York Times</a></em> revealed that male tennis players are three times more likely to be punished or fined for racquet abuse.</p> <p>Male players were fined 1517 times compared to women who were fined 535 times, according to data compiled by officials at Grand Slam tournaments for the period covering 1998 to 2018.</p> <p>However, Williams who spoke on <em>The Project</em> for the first time since the incident, refused to back down with her argument.</p> <p>“I just don’t understand … if you’re a female you should be able to do even half of what a guy can do,” she told <em>The Project</em>.</p> <p>“I feel it’s really important to stand up for what you believe in.</p> <p>“Especially if it can affect the future and affect a lot of people in the future. That’s what it’s all about.</p> <p>“Really it’s just about having a great team and rolling up your sleeves and hard work.</p> <p>“I work really, really hard at my game. And then I work super hard at my fashion business. And I’m working incredibly hard at being a mom.”</p> <p>Do you agree with Serena's views? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Serena Williams breaks silence on US Open controversy

<p>Tennis star Serena Williams has opened up for the first time about the controversy surrounding her US Open outburst against chair umpire Carlos Ramos last week.</p> <p>Despite coach Patrick Mouratoglou admitting he was coaching the star through signals, the 23-time grand slam champion insisted she knew nothing about it.</p> <p>Speaking to <em>The Project</em> in an interview to air next week, she said: “He said he made a motion.”</p> <p>“I don’t understand what he was talking about. We’ve never had signals.”</p> <p>Williams also emphasises her previous claim that female tennis players were treated differently to men on tour.</p> <p>“I just don’t understand … if you’re a female, you should be able to do even half of what a guy can do,” she continued.</p> <p>Williams received three code violations and game penalty as well as later receiving a $17,000 fine.</p> <p>Tennis icon Billie Jean King expressed her support for Williams, saying that she believes a similar outburst by a man would't of had the same consequences.</p> <p>“Several things went very wrong during the match,” King tweeted.</p> <p>“Coaching on every point should be allowed in tennis. It isn’t, and as a result, a player was penalised for the actions of her coach. This should not happen.”</p> <p>The controversy surrounding the incident was heightened even more after Herald Sun editorial cartoonist Mark Knight drew Williams in a fit of rage on the court with a baby’s dummy beside her.</p> <p>The cartoon received a lot of backlash online, however, Knight and his editor Damon Johnston stood behind the depiction.</p> <p>In one of her first appearances since the outburst, Williams spoke at an event in Las Vegas about standing up for the issues that are close to your heart.</p> <p>"I feel it’s really important to stand up for what you believe in,” she said. “Especially if it can affect the future and affect a lot of people in the future. That’s what it’s all about.</p> <p>“Really it’s just about having a great team and rolling up your sleeves and hard work.</p> <p>”I work really, really hard at my game. And then I work super hard at my fashion business. And I’m working incredibly hard at being a mom.”</p>

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Inside Princess Margaret’s tumultuous life

<p>Famous personalities are often known to deal with invasions of privacy, but a few Italian journalists took it too far after they broke into the late Princess Margaret’s hotel room, according to a documentary.</p> <p>Beatrice Behlen, a royal expert, said the Queen’s younger sister was “absolutely hounded” during a trip to Italy in May 1949.</p> <p>Margaret, who was only 18 at the time, quickly rose to fame and had become an “icon” around the world, which led to being photographed everywhere she went.</p> <p>Behlen, who spoke on the BBC documentary <em>Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal</em>, said that “she went to Italy, and people are just totally hounding her.</p> <p>“They actually broke into her hotel room to find out what nail varnish she was wearing, and that was reported in the press.”</p> <p>An issue of <em>LIFE Magazine</em> from 1949 recounts how “an Italian newspaper woman had managed to slip into the Princess’ hotel suite,” <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/" target="_blank">Hello!</a></em> reports.</p> <p>It further explains that “she discovered that she was reading a book called <em>Busman’s Honeymoon</em>, using Tweed perfume and Peggy Sage nail polish.”</p> <p>Founded in the US in 1925, Peggy Sage is a cosmetic brand that is still on the market with its large range of nail varnishes.</p> <p>But while the brand of Princess Margaret’s nail polish was released by the press, avid fans are yet to know what colour she wore.</p> <p>The Tweed perfume that Margaret regularly wore was created by Lentheric in 1924 and is described as a “sensuous woody floral fragrance.”</p> <p>Behlen said that the Queen’s younger sister was not expecting the amount of attention she received during her trip to Italy.</p> <p>“[It] wasn’t expected. In England, the press was actually a lot more reverent.</p> <p>“I think it was a bit of a shock,” she said.</p> <p>Margaret visited Rome, Venice, Florence and the island of Capri during her trip to Italy in 1949, as well as Stresa, in the north of the country.</p> <p>She later enjoyed a five-day visit to Paris, where she met fashion designer Christian Dior.</p>

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Aussies slam Serena Williams' outburst

<p>After an eventful US Open final consisting of Serena Williams throwing a tantrum on the court, the champion player has been dubbed as disgraceful and disappointing by Australian media.</p> <p>In the playoffs against 20-year-old Japanese player Naomi Osaka, Williams unleashed on the umpire when she was given a code violation for receiving instruction from her coach.</p> <p>Clearly upset, she responded: “You owe me an apology. I’ve never cheated in my life. I have a daughter and stand for what’s right for her.”</p> <p>After the events unfolded, Williams addressed her behaviour at a press conference.</p> <p>“I’ve seen other men call other umpires several things. I’m here fighting for women’s rights and women’s equality,” she said.</p> <p>“For me to say ‘thief’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was sexist.</p> <p>“He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief’. For me, it blows my mind.”</p> <p>Her conduct was the topic of discussion for commentators as they slammed Williams' comments.</p> <p>Appearing on ABC’s<em> Offsiders</em>, Fairfax’s Caroline Wilson took offence after Williams justified her behaviour with the women’s rights argument.</p> <p>“She is doing a terrible disservice to women’s rights, to the #metoo movement, to gender equality,” said Wilson.</p> <p>“To say she’s fighting for women’s rights when what she is, is a bad sport. She’s not fighting for women’s rights, that is a joke and that’s an insult to people who do fight for women’s rights and go through terrible bloodshed and heartbreak.”</p> <p>Wilson backed up her statements by pointing out Williams' history of bad behaviour.</p> <p>“I know we take sport incredibly serious these days but how seriously does Serena Williams take herself sometimes,” she said.</p> <p>“I mean that is just disgraceful. The comment about having a daughter, women around the world would have cringed at that and will have a look at what she had to say afterwards.</p> <p>“This is a woman who in 2009 threatened to shove a ball down an umpire’s f-ing throat and was only fined $10,000 by her sport. This is a woman who, again, verbally threatened a linesman in 2014. People have not stood up to Serena Williams.”</p> <p><em>The Australian’s</em> Peter Lalor agreed with those sentiments, saying the outburst was hard to watch.</p> <p>“It was her McEnroe moment,” he said on <em>Offsiders</em>. “It’s very disappointing to see a champion like that let themselves down. Nobody owes you an apology, you owe a lot of people an apology and when you calm down, I hope you realise that.</p> <p>“It just felt uncomfortable because she really snapped, she really lost it. I felt sorry for her to some degree, but she doubled down later, and she really does owe her opponent an apology. It was poor form.”</p> <p>On Channel 9’s <em>Sports Sunday</em>, Richard Freedman also had something to say.</p> <p>“The whole bringing in the motherhood thing, ‘I’ve got a daughter and I don’t want her to think I was cheating’, what about blowing up in front of a stand full of people and international television audience and going on like a two-bob watch, is that what you want your daughter to see,” he said.</p> <p>“And I cannot get over the crowds cheering that sort of behaviour – what sort of morons are sitting in those stands? – and booing the poor girl who stood at the other end, first grand slam, totally intimidated and then booing her. That’s just unbelievable.”</p> <p>Osaka made history as she is the first Japanese person to take home the title, and the first Japanese player to win a grand slam event. The 20-year-old is still undefeated in 2018.</p> <p>But while the achievement was meant to be celebrated, instead what Osaka was faced with was being overshadowed by her much more senior opponent.</p> <p>Osaka even apologised for winning the match, saying, “I know everyone was cheering for her, I’m sorry it had to end like this.”</p> <p><img width="500" height="363" src="/media/7820198/gettyimages-1029927246_500x363.jpg" alt="Getty Images -1029927246 (1)"/></p> <p>Williams was seen comforting the champion and asked the crowd to stop booing.</p> <p>Do you agree with the umpire’s decision? Or are you on Serena Williams' side instead? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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The sweet moment between George W. Bush and Michelle Obama at John McCain’s funeral

<p>A small moment of sunshine came out of a rather emotional day, as an exchange between former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Michelle Obama went viral.</p> <p>A memorial service for US Senator John McCain was held on Saturday, who passed away on August 25 due to glioblastoma – the medical term for a brain tumour.</p> <p>As viewers tuned in to watch the service, many noticed a sweet moment between the former President and First Lady, as George was seen delivering a small piece of church candy into the hands of Michelle.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">George W. Bush sneaking a piece of candy to Michelle Obama is warming my heart . <a href="https://t.co/pAtDdIcSeB">pic.twitter.com/pAtDdIcSeB</a></p> — Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) <a href="https://twitter.com/rolandscahill/status/1035904690825908225?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">1 September 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The exchange happened with the two seated next to each other, as Sen. Joe Lieberman spoke about the importance of reaching across the political aisle.</p> <p>The video shows former President Barack Obama looking at the pair fondly as his wife responds to George with a “thank you".</p> <p>George has spoken about the Obama’s with high regard in the past, especially Michelle who he said “kind of likes my sense of humour,” he told <a href="https://people.com/politics/george-w-bush-breaks-down-his-affection-for-michelle-obama-we-just-took-to-each-other/"><em>People magazine</em></a> in 2017.</p> <p>“Anybody who likes my sense of humour, I immediately like.”</p>

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Can you spot the snake hidden on this deck?

<p>Australia is a lucky country. We have beautiful landscapes, a laid-back culture, incredible cities and some of the best beaches in the world. So, what’s the trade off for living Down Under? We have to deal with the odd snake from time to time.</p> <p>A family from Buderim, Queensland, found this out first-hand over the weekend, when they discovered a python which had cleverly hidden itself on their back deck.</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastSnakeCatchers/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers</strong></em></span></a> were called out to the property and tasked with the job of removing the serpent, but once they arrived they had a little trouble finding it, posting the below photo. Can you spot the cleverly hidden python?</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FSunshineCoastSnakeCatchers%2Fphotos%2Fa.1484959141755876.1073741830.1483562515228872%2F1949230368662082%2F%3Ftype%3D3&amp;width=500" width="500" height="541" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"></iframe></p> <p>If you can’t, don’t worry. You’re not the only one! We’ve highlighted where this deceptively clever serpent has hidden itself, scroll through the gallery above to see where.</p> <p>'This little coastal carpet python couldn't have been more than a week old,' Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers posted on Facebook.</p> <p>'The little guy decided that curling up in the very corner of the outdoor lounge would be a safe place to laze away the day.'</p> <p>Have you ever had an encounter with a snake? Let us know in the comments.</p> <p><em>Hero image credit: Facebook / Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers  </em></p>

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Why Serena Williams won't be celebrating her daughter Olympia's 1st birthday

<p>Superstar tennis player Serena Williams has caused a stir after saying how she won’t be celebrating her daughter’s first birthday due to religious reasons.</p> <p>Serena, who has been a follower of the Jehovah’s Witness since the early 1980s, says that due to religious beliefs, her daughter Olympia, who turns one on September 1, will not be taking part in a birthday celebration of any kind.</p> <p>“Olympia doesn’t celebrate birthdays,” she said. “We’re Jehovah’s Witnesses, we don’t do that.”</p> <p>Those who practice the Jehovah’s Witness faith do not celebrate any holiday that is believed to have a pagan origin – such as Christmas, Easter and birthdays.</p> <p>Speaking to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vogue.com/article/serena-williams-pregnancy-vogue-september-issue-2017" target="_blank">Vogue</a></em> in 2017, Serena revealed she just recently started practicing the religion, despite her mother converting years ago.</p> <p>“Being a Jehovah’s Witness is important to me, but I’ve never really practiced it and have been wanting to get into it,” she said.</p> <p>The tennis player, who is considered one of the best players in the world, credits her career success to the “Jehovah God.”</p> <p>“I am Jehovah’s Witness. I think if you don’t believe in God, it’s going to be tough to live life because pretty much that’s the basis of life, it comes from God,” she told <em><a rel="noopener" href="http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=11699" target="_blank">ASAP Sports</a></em> back in 2002.</p> <p>“Being a Jehovah’s Witness, obviously we believe in God and the Bible. And without Him, I wouldn’t be here right now. I really thank Him for everything.”</p> <p>Serena shares her daughter with husband Alexis Ohanian. The two were wed back in November 2017 in New Orleans.</p> <p>“Alexis didn’t grow up going to any church, but he’s really receptive and even takes the lead. He puts my needs first,” she told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vogue.com/article/serena-williams-pregnancy-vogue-september-issue-2017" target="_blank">Vogue</a></em>.</p>

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The Queen lets Duchess Kate borrow valued possession during Balmoral Castle visit

<p>The Duchess of Cambridge made a rare sighting on the weekend, appearing in public during her maternity leave to attend church in Balmoral with her royal family.</p> <p>Duchess Kate was seen travelling to Crathie Kirk parish in Scotland, sitting next to the Queen in the car and behind her husband Prince William, who was in the front passenger seat.</p> <p>Kate showcased her classy style while wearing a Catherine Walker coatdress and hat, but it was her jewellery which sent royal fans into a frenzy.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img width="498" height="415" src="/media/7820101/1_498x415.jpg" alt="1 (181)"/></p> <p><span style="text-align: center;">The mother-of-three was seen wearing a pair of pearl earrings that were borrowed from Her Majesty’s very own jewellery box.</span></p> <p>The Bahrain pearl and diamond drop earrings are very special to the Queen as the pearls were gifted to the monarch on her wedding day.</p> <p>According to <a href="http://queensjewelvault.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-bahrain-pearl-drop-earrings.html"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>Her Majesty’s Jewel Vault</strong></em></span></a>, the earrings were made from two of the seven pearls that were given to the Queen and Prince Philip for their 1947 wedding from the ruler of Bahrain at the time.</p> <p>The earrings also made an appearance in the Buckingham Palace summer exhibit that marked the royal couple’s 60th wedding anniversary.</p> <p>William and Kate have joined the Queen and Prince Philip on their annual summer holiday trip to Balmoral Castle.</p> <p>As the royals made the trip to the local church on the cool 14-degree day, Kate was seen with a cosy blue blanket draped across her knees for the duration of the drive.</p> <p>The Queen also looked elegant in a blue ensemble, while also wearing a pair of pearl earrings.</p> <p>Kate is not the only in-law who has had the privilege of borrowing a piece of jewellery from the Queen’s personal collection, with Duchess Meghan also previously wearing jewels belonging to Queen Elizabeth II.</p> <p>At her wedding to Prince Harry, Meghan wore the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara from the Queen’s jewellery vault, which was previously owned by the monarch’s grandmother, Queen Mary.</p> <p>It is also believed that when Meghan was invited for the first time to accompany the Queen on a public engagement, Her Majesty gifted the newlywed a pair of pearl and diamond drop earrings similar to her own version.</p> <p>Meghan wore the special present during their trip to Cheshire, where the duo were photographed giggling with each other throughout the day.</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: 58.79629629629629% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkAZm5Wgu9S/?utm_source=ig_embed" target="_blank">A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal)</a> on Jun 14, 2018 at 6:10am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>MREC-TAG-HERE</p>

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The huge sacrifice Prince Philip's family made for Queen Elizabeth's engagement ring

<p>Did you know Queen Elizabeth's engagement ring has a fascinating story behind it?</p> <p>The ring – a three-carat, round-cut, diamond centre stone and 10 smaller ones set in platinum – was only possible thanks to a big sacrifice from Prince Philip's mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg.</p> <p><img src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-engagement-ring-1535130953.jpg?crop=0.759xw:0.770xh;0.115xw,0.148xh&amp;resize=480:*" alt="Queen Ring" class="lazyimage lazyloaded"/></p> <p>When it came time to propose to his then-girlfriend Elizabeth, Philip’s family wasn’t in the most ideal of financial situations. Even though he was born a Greek prince, due to the war his mother and siblings (his father had left the family by this time) were forced to flee the country and settle in Paris, according to the <em><a href="https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/prince-philip-the-penniless-exile-who-became-elizabeth-ii-s-strength-and-stay-a3264426.html">Standard</a></em>.</p> <p>With no ring to propose to the heir of the British throne, Philip’s mother suggested he use the diamonds in the tiara she was given on her wedding day to create an engagement ring for his beloved, according to <em><a href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/jewelry-and-watches/a12090076/queen-elizabeth-wedding-engagement-ring/">Town &amp; Country</a></em>.</p> <p>On July 10, 1947, Elizabeth and Philip announced their engagement to the public.</p> <p><img src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/elizabeth-philip-engagement-1535132778.jpg?crop=1.00xw:0.810xh;0,0.0490xh&amp;resize=480:*" alt="Elizabeth And Philip" class="lazyimage lazyloaded"/></p> <p>Although the ring is fit for a queen, a jewellery expert has previously revealed on <em>A Very Royal Wedding</em> that its three-carat centre gem size is "relatively modest" for a princess.</p> <p>Philip likely made the ring this way considering the "mood of Britain at the time," since the country had just come out of World War II, as Express noted.</p> <p>These days, although Her Majesty is often seen in her signature white gloves, she has been spotted still wearing her engagement ring from time to time.</p> <p><img src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/queen-elizabeth-ring-1535130638.jpg?crop=0.817xw:0.782xh;0.0588xw,0.0471xh&amp;resize=480:*" alt="image" class="lazyimage lazyloaded"/></p> <p>It is believed the ring is worth around US$257,000. But the touching story behind the gorgeous heirloom has a value that can never be measured.</p>

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The new baby name trend parents are obsessed with – is it the craziest yet?

<p>Choosing baby names is no easy feat. Generally, parents must come to a mutual agreement on what to name their child, and then there are factors such as spelling, pronunciation and whether it suits the surname to consider. But amongst the millennial generation, there is now a major deciding factor added to the mix, and that’s if the name has an available domain (website) name.</p> <p>While you may be left confused and wondering who in their right mind would worry about something so trivial, a new survey of 2000 mums and dads who are millennial age have claimed that having an available domain name for their child is crucial when choosing their child’s name.</p> <p>According to research, which was conducted by <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://au.godaddy.com/" target="_blank">GoDaddy</a></em> – a web hosting and domain registration company – one in five (20 per cent) of millennial parents have said that they would choose their baby's name in accordance to what domain names were available at the time.</p> <p>Out of that 20 per cent, three in four people had actually “changed the top contenders for their baby’s name based on the availability of that domain name".</p> <p>Further studies revealed that there is a difference in mentalities between Generation X and millennials. With 48 per cent of millennials wanting their child to build an online presence early in their lifetime compared to only 27 per cent of Gen X who shared the same sentiments.</p> <p>Amongst the millennials, 38 per cent claimed that they’ve created or are considering creating a website for their kids, which is a greater amount than the 20 per cent of Gen X who felt the same.</p> <p><strong>Top 3 reasons why parents purchased their child’s domain name before birth:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wanted to reserve a name for future use – 45 per cent</li> <li>To use as a digital baby book – 42 per cent</li> <li>To use as a tool to teach kids how to use the internet – 42 per cent</li> </ul> <p><strong>Top 3 reasons parents plan to purchase domain names in the future:</strong></p> <ul> <li>To reserve their name for future use – 54 per cent</li> <li>To use as a tool to teach kids how to use the internet – 46 per cent</li> <li>Think it’s important for their child to own their name online – 41 per cent</li> </ul> <p>Do you think this is the craziest baby name trend yet? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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