• Prince Willem-Alexander's last birthday before date with destiny at inauguration

    As Prince Willem-Alexander blows out the candles on his birthday cake this weekend at Villa Eikenhorst, the home he shares with his wife Princess Maxima, he may reflect on the fact that it will be the last such quiet celebration for his big day. For the man friends call Alexander or Alex is on the verge of fulfilling his destiny, with his inauguration as King of the Netherlands. On 30 April, three days after his 46th birthday, Willem-Alexander will become the first male to ascend the throne since 1890. Life is about to change for the Crown Prince and Princess Standing in

  • The most memorable celebrity proposals

    Celebrity couples are known for vowing to take the next step in style. From Tom Cruise's grand gesture against a Parisian backdrop for Katie Holmes to Seal's elaborate plan involving an igloo in British Columbia for Heidi Klum, these celebrity engagements range from weird to wonderful. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes After just two months of dating, Tom Cruise chose the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris as the setting for his proposal to Katie Holmes in 2005. "Yes, I proposed to her," the Oblivion actor told reporters after the event. "It was early this morning at the Eiffel Tower,

  • Dutch shop shelves flooded with royal inauguration memorabilia

    Excitement is building as The Netherlands prepares for 30 April, the day Crown Prince Willem-Alexander officially takes over his mother's title as head of the Dutch monarchy. Willem-Alexander will become king and his wife Princess Maxima will step up as queen consort when the current monarch Queen Beatrix, who has reigned for 33 years, officially abdicates.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Ahead of the event, commemorative memorabilia honouring the momentous occasion has been released to the public. From fun masks of the royal couple, to figurines and decorative plates, there is a wide range of souvenirs and keepsakes to honour

  • Gwyneth Paltrow talks about turning 40

    Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about turning 40. The Iron Man 3 actress admitted she "freaked out" before marking the milestone birthday in September last year. "When I was 39 I was freaking out about it," Gwyneth revealed. "But when I woke up on my birthday I was like, 'Oh this is fine, yeah I like this.'" "I felt empowered by everything that I'd achieved," the Oscar-winner continued. "I have two healthy children." Gwyneth certainly has plenty to be proud of. The striking blonde has daughter Apple, 8, and son Moses, 7, with husband Chris Martin, and was named the 'Most Beautiful

  • Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez rekindle their relationship

    Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have reportedly rekindled their relationship. Justin posted an image of Selena with her arms around him, suggesting the two are now back together after weeks of speculation. ""You've been makin' music for too long baby come cuddle me" - her," was the caption that accompanied the personal photo. Justin, 19, had previously uploaded a photo of himself and Selena, 20, in an embrace that caused a stir amongst the couple's fans, but he swiftly deleted the image from his Twitter account. Rumours of a reconciliation began last week when Selena flew out to Norway to spend

  • Vince Vaughn announces his wife is expecting their second baby

    Vince Vaughn has announced that he is to become a dad again. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres Wedding Crashers actor Vince revealed that his wife, Kyla Weber, is expecting the couple's second child. "That's right. We are expecting our second child," said Vince when Ellen asked if he had some exciting news to share. "This is the first time I've said anything," he added. "Yeah, we're very excited." Kyla, who already has daughter Locklyn, 2, with actor Vince, is due to give birth to the couple's new arrival on 5 August. After dating Friends actress Jennifer Aniston for between 2005 and 2006 Vince

  • Princess Victoria spends some quality time with Princess Estelle

    Princess Victoria of Sweden has been spending quality time with her adorable daughter, Princess Estelle. As spring starts to get underway the royal mum and daughter took the opportunity to take a stroll in the grounds of Stockholm's Haga Palace. The images, taken on 25 April, show Estelle wearing a warm woolen jumper, blue jeans and white shoes that match her mother's. Victoria looked casual in a grey long-sleeved top, jeans and a grey scarf. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The cute images of Estelle come two months after Sweden's heir celebrated her first birthday. With proud parents, Princess Victoria and