• William and Kate toast two colourful years of marriage

    It is exactly two years since Prince William wed Kate Middleton and converted her at a stroke into Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge. Since they married, the royal couple have had to navigate some difficult times, notably long-range shots of topless Kate taken during a holiday in France and other intrusive pictures of the couple in Mustique, not to mention author Hilary Mantel's assessment of Kate as a "plastic princess".   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Despite these challenges, William and Kate have taken on the world together and the public have warmed to a couple who seem anchored in

  • Dutch inauguration: Amsterdam decked out as city prepares for historical day of celebrations

    When the sun sets over the Netherlands on Monday evening, it will do so on the illustrious reign of Queen Beatrix, monarch of the country for the past 33 years. The next morning will usher in a new dawn for the Dutch royal family as Beatrix officially abdicates from the throne and her son Willem-Alexander is crowned King. It's a day the country has long been preparing for, as the Dutch people come together to celebrate the loyalty and devotion shown to them by their Queen, and also look forward to their future under a new ruler.   CLICK ON PHOTO

  • 'Strictly Come Dancing' champion Louis Smith shows HELLO! his new bachelor pad

    Olympic star Louis Smith has moved into the ultimate bachelor pad – and now all he wants is a girl to share it with. His new house in his home town of Peterborough has a secret, James Bond style chill out den with a 75in TV, all hidden behind a sliding bookcase. There is also a Jacuzzi and he has fitted a stained glass window which matches the guardian angel tattoos on his shoulder blades.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Louis, 23, who won silver in London 2012 and was also crowned Strictly Come Dancing Champ now wants someone to enjoy his

  • 'The Apprentice' star Karren Brady shows HELLO! her softer side

    She may be known as a tough-talking businesswoman on The Apprentice. But, in an exclusive interview and photoshoot at home with HELLO! magazine, Karren Brady has revealed a far softer side. Speaking to the magazine about her mum, Karren's daughter Sophia says: "I love her just as she is. She is just my mum to me, although she is an inspiration. All my friends tell me that." Husband Paul says that, after she was treated for a brain aneurysm seven years ago, his wife changed considerably.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY "It made her softer and she's less likely

  • Victoria Beckham reveals her working mum 'guilt' as she opens up on her family and fashion career

    Victoria Beckham has spoken candidly about the pressures of being a working mum, admitting, "I feel guilty every time I go out the door". The hard-working designer, who is a mum of four, made a special appearance at the Vogue Festival in London, where she gave a special insight into how she juggles the demands of motherhood with her career. "I don't know how I do it. It is a juggling act. It's no different for me than any other mum," Victoria, 39, told the audience. "My children are my priority and always have been.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO

  • Scandinavian royals confirm attendance at Dutch inauguration as full guest list is revealed

    On Tuesday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will make her abdication official and hand the reins of the Dutch monarchy to her son Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, who will become king and convert his glamorous wife Princess Maxima into queen consort. With just one day to go, the full guest list for the Dutch inauguration has now been revealed and Scandinavia's royals have all confirmed their presence at the historic ceremony. Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and his glamorous wife Princess Mary will watch Willem-Alexander become King of the Netherlands, as will Haakon and Mette-Marit of Norway.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY

  • Crowning moment for Helen Mirren as she receives her first ever Olivier award for Queen portrayal

    SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Helen Mirren has been crowned queen of the London stage. The beloved British star picked up her first ever Olivier award on Sunday, as she was named best actress for her role in The Audience. Helen, 67, received her trophy for her portrayal of the Queen in the play, which centres on the weekly audiences given by the monarch to her prime ministers. She famously won an Oscar and a Golden Globe when she took on the same part for the 2006 film, The Queen, and has now been honoured with British theatre's top acting accolade

  • Pretty in peach: Kate brings joy to children's hospice on her second wedding anniversary

    Kate Middleton brought joy and laughter to a Hampshire children's hospice on Monday, a visit which coincided with her second wedding anniversary to Prince William. The engagement will have struck a chord with the pregnant royal who is expecting her baby in July. She was noticeably touched as she was presented with a handmade gift from the children at the hospice. Given that second wedding anniversaries are traditionally associated with cotton, the youngsters followed this theme and created a framed picture of a caterpillar from famous children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The touching gift was made from felt and cotton and featured fingerprints of the children at the hospice.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The hospice's cause

  • First picture of the bride and groom: Michael Jordan marries long-term love Yvette Prieto

    With their fingers interlocked and their foreheads gently touching, smiling Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto share their first dance as husband and wife. The basketball legend, 50, and his long-term love tied the knot on Saturday in Palm Beach, Florida after five years together. Model Yvette, 35, looked beautiful in a white strapless gown, her hair swept back in an elegant bun. According to Associated Press, her corseted sheath dress was made of French silk voile and designed by J'Aton Couture. It featured handmade silk lace created especially for her and decorated with Swarovski crystals, and cascaded into a

  • Dutch inauguration: watch every moment of the action with HELLO! Online

    Queen Beatrix's abdication heralds a new era for the Dutch monarchy, and you can watch every moment of her son Willem-Alexander's inauguration on HELLO! Online. Our live stream begins on Monday evening at 7.30 pm GMT, when Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Princess Maxima sit down to their last meal before becoming King and Queen of the Netherlands. Royals from around the world will gather for the glittering state dinner in the Rijksmuseum. Watch as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall raise their glasses along with their counterparts from around the world.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik

  • Holland's must-visit crown jewels

    All eyes are on Holland as it prepares to welcome Crown Prince Willem-Alexander as King after he takes over from his mother, Queen Beatrix. With the world waiting for the Prince, 46, and his glamourous Argentinian-born wife Princess Maxima, 41, to become Europe's youngest king and queen, we explore the crown jewels that the country has to offer. Explore the canals in Amsterdam, where the new King and Queen will be spotted for the first time as they take a boatride through the Dutch capital, or take a peek at the world's largest flower garden. Spot wildlife in the Hoge Veluwe National Park,

  • Jennifer Lopez dazzles in Las Vegas

    Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart brough a touch of glamour to a nightclub opening in Las Vegas at the weekend. The On the Floor songstress showed off her toned pins in a thigh-skimming black halter dress and towering heels which she accessorised with a metallic clutch. Her 25-year-old boyfriend made a statement in bright red blazer which matched J Lo's scarlet-hued lipstick.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY The couple, who have been dating since October 2011, warmly embraced each other as they smiled for photographers at the opening of Hakkasan Las Vegas at MGM Grand nightclub. The pair were seen dancing

  • Kate's defining moments as a royal

    This weekend, Kate Middleton will celebrate her second anniversary to husband Prince William. Since marrying her Prince, Kate has become one of the most active and admired royals of the family. She has thrown herself wholeheartedly into royal duties, supporting charities close to her and William's heart and developing strong bonds with her patronages. HELLO! Online looks at the defining moments of Kate's life in the spotlight so far.   CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE'S DEFINING ROYAL

  • Johnny Depp spotted holding hands with model girlfriend Amber Heard

    Screen superstar Johnny Depp, 49, has been pictured hand-in-hand with actress girlfriend Amber Heard, 27. The couple, who got together after Johnny's split from long-term partner Vanessa Paradis, were thought to have parted ways in January. However, fans spotted the pair holding hands as they attended a Rolling Stones concert in Los Angeles over the weekend.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Amber and Johnny, who have never confirmed they are together, met while filming the 2011 flick, The Rum Diary. It was their shared set experience that brought the couple back together after their brief split. According to Us

  • Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima arrive for the state dinner

    With a warm smile and a wave to well-wishers, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived for a farewell dinner at the Rijksmuseum on Monday evening. Marking her last official function as monarch, Beatrix is hosting a formal gathering for royal guests and dignitaries on the eve of her son Willem-Alexander's investiture. At 10am on Tuesday morning, she will sign the abdication document and once again become a princess as she steps down from the thrown after 33 years of service.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE The elegant Dutch queen, 75, was dressed in a lilac ensemble, and adorning her head was

  • Prince Charles and Camilla head up royal guests at Queen Beatrix's final state dinner

    In her 33 years on the throne, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has established herself as one of the best-loved European monarchs. On the eve of her abdication, royal representatives from around the world, including Prince Charles and Camilla, arrived at a special state dinner to celebrate her reign. Charles and Camilla were part of a glittering guest list at the farewell dinner, which was held in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. The Prince of Wales and his wife looked delighted to be attending the event, which marks Camilla's highest-profile appearance abroad to date.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The Duchess dazzled in

  • Pregnant Kim Kardashian takes it easy on family Greek island holiday

    Kim Kardashian is soaking up the spring sunshine while holidaying with family members including sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian on the beautiful Greek island of Mykonos. Reality TV star Kim, who is expecting a baby with rapper Kanye West, showed off a blossoming baby bump during the luxurious family getaway. It was a large-scale family affair with Kim's half-sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner, their parents Kris and Bruce Jenner and his sons Brody and Brandon Jenner also on the trip.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR HOLIDAY GALLERY The 32-year-old, who recently divorced from basketball player Kris Humphries, relished the opportunity

  • The last rehearsal before Prince Willem-Alexander becomes King

    As guests prepared to descend on the Dutch capital, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Princess Maxima were seen putting their young daughters – Amalia, nine, Alexia, seven, and Ariane, six – through their paces during rehearsals at the Royal Palace. Just a few steps away from becoming Europe's youngest king and queen, Willem-Alexander and Maxima have run through every stage of the historical day's programme, when Queen Beatrix will abdicate in favour of her son.    CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Maxima and her husband have been accompanied by their three young daughters at several of the rehearsals, and

  • Will Heston Blumenthal move higher up the world's best restaurant rankings?

    The foodie elite will be tuned into the British capital on Monday night, when London's Guildhall will play host to the glitterati of the gastronomic world with a prestigious ceremony for The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2013. And we're on the edge of our seats to find out where Heston Blumenthal – famous for using science to whip up unusual culinary delights – will appear on the score board. His award winning restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, featuring takes of historical British recipes from as far back as the 14th century, was last year's highest new entry, going straight in at

  • Stunning in scarlet: Radiant Maxima reigns supreme

    All eyes were on Princess Maxima as she stepped out for the Dutch state dinner on Monday evening in a floor-sweeping red tiered dress by Valentino. It was no surprise that the beautiful blonde had called upon the Italian fashion house for this important occasion - Valentino designed her wedding gown and has remained one of her favourite designers ever since - but more astute fashion fans and royal watchers were surprised to recognise the dress. Maxima had already worn the creation once in 2008 at a Gala Party hosted by Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate the 60th birthday

  • European royal ladies Mary and Mette-Marit are princess-perfect at state dinner

    Princesses Mary of Denmark and Mette-Marit of Norway made sure to step up the style stakes at the Dutch state dinner on Monday night, attending the glittering event in gorgeous, neutral-hued ensembles. Flanked by her husband Prince Frederik, Mary stunned in a flesh-coloured creation adorned with thousands of crystals. Her dark beige clutch and sparkling tiara offered a polished finish.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Mette-Marit had opted for a similar hue, turning up with her husband Prince Haakon in an ethereal ivory column gown featuring hundreds of tiny delicate flowers. With its gathered neckline and floaty hem, the

  • Vote: Who was the best dressed at the state dinner?

    Royals from all over the world gathered at the Netherlands' national musuem, the Rijksmuseum, on Monday night to say farewell to Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands after 33 years on the throne. The guests had well and truly glammed up for the occasion, stunning in beautiful, floor-sweeping gowns and dazzling tiaras. But who was your best-dressed of the evening? Place your vote below. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO