• The nannies who have devoted themselves to raising the young royals

    It remains to be seen whether Kate Middleton and Prince William will employ a nanny to help them look after their baby. The couple are keen to be hands-on parents, and by all accounts Carole Middleton will be an active grandmother. It is likely that Britain's most famous new mum and dad will have some help though, especially as nannies have played such an important part in the royal household in the past.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE FULL GALLERY In this special report, we look at the nannies that have brought up generations of royal babies.   Tiggy Legge-Bourke Nanny to Princes William and Harry, 1993 -

  • From fringe issues to nursery furnishings: Timeline of Kate Middleton's pregnancy

    Kate Middleton has kept her cool during what must be the world's most minutely documented pregnancy, with Prince William loyally supporting her every step of the way. At every engagement, the royal trooper has been a model of maternity fashion, looking impeccable, clad in in sky high courts. All this while battling morning sickness, overseeing refurbishments to the couple's new home in Kensington Palace and kitting out a nursery. Not to mention facing endless questions about the name and sex of the baby. As the road to parenthood reaches its culmination for William and Kate, we take a look at the major milestones along the way.   CLICK ON PHOTO

  • Wimbledon runner-up Novak Djokovic and his stunning girlfriend host star-studded London gala

    Novak Djokovic put his defeat at Sunday's Wimbledon final behind him to host a glamorous star-studded gala dinner on Monday evening. The handsome Serbian escorted his girlfriend Jelena Ristic to London's Roundhouse venue for the charity event, held in aid of his Novak Djokovic Foundation. Stunning swimwear model Jelena showed the world Novak is still her number one as she proudly cuddled up to him on the green carpet. While her man looked dapper in a tailored black suit and bow-tie, she stole the show in a navy and white strapless gown that featured a full skirt.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The

  • 'Happy birthday to my best friend': Kylie Jenner posts touching message to Jaden Smith

    Jaden Smith has received a very sweet, public message in honour of his 15th birthday. Kylie Jenner took to Instagram to post a touching photo of her and her "best friend" in honour of his special day. "Although we can't remember exactly when we met, I couldn't be more grateful that we did," Kylie — whose half-sister is new mum Kim Kardashian — wrote in the long caption. In the picture she can be seen looking shyly away from Jaden, who is captured in the background of the shot.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE She goes on to write about Jaden's understanding

  • Andy Murray celebrates Wimbledon win with visit to Downing Street

    Andy Murray celebrated his historic Wimbledon win with a visit to Downing Street on Monday. The Scottish champion exchanged his tennis whites for a dapper blue suit and tie to be welcomed by the Prime Minister himself at the steps of Number Ten. A delighted David Cameron warmly shook the sports star's hand as applause rang out from staff and guests including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour's Ed Miliband.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The Prime Minister, who was among many famous faces in the Royal Box to witness Andy become the first British man to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in

  • Pregnant Zara Phillips to carry on horse-riding

    A spokesperson for Zara Phillips has confirmed that the pregnant royal will continue to compete in horse-riding events. On Monday, Buckingham Palace announced the happy news that Zara and her husband Mike Tindall were expecting their first baby together. It is thought that she is around three months pregnant. While the NHS advises women not to take part in 'inherently risky' sports while expecting, Zara, 32, competed at the Barbury International Horse Trials at the weekend. And her representative said she would take part in events for several weeks at least.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE "She will definitely be back in the

  • Nigella Lawson moves into new home after divorce announcement

    Nigella Lawson moved into a new home on Monday, just days after her husband Charles Saatchi made a surprising statement that he was filing for divorce. Having stayed in a flat since she left the £12million house in Chelsea that she had shared with her multimillionaire husband, Nigella, 53, has now moved to a bigger, perhaps more permanent, residence. The celebrity chef's belongings – including a king-size mattress and kitchen gadgets such as a coffee maker and toaster – were delivered to the stylish house from the weekend onwards.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The luxury four-bedroom, two-bathroom house dates from the early

  • Sarah Ferguson welcomes Prince Andrew on Twitter

    Sarah, Duchess of York has congratulated her former husband Prince Andrew on joining Twitter, making him the first member of the British royal family to join the social media site. "@SarahTheDuchess @thedukeofyork congratulations on joining twitter so exciting lots to say great event with Novak Djokovic," she posted in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Sarah, 53, made reference to both the British royal and the tennis star in her tweet as she was attending a star-studded gala dinner in London, hosted by Novak Djokovic himself and his swimwear model girlfriend Jelena Ristic.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Although Sarah is following her

  • Like mother, like daughter: Jessica Alba shares childhood snap showing strong family resemblance

    The family resemblance between Jessica Alba and her four-year-old daughter Honor Marie was apparent this week when the Hollywood beauty posted a snap from her childhood. On Monday, the Fantastic Four actress shared a photo with her Instagram followers in celebration of her younger brother Joshua's birthday. It shows the two siblings as children, sitting together with a Father Christmas.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE While Joshua is smartly dressed in a buttoned-up shirt, young Jessica looks adorable in a pink outfit, a matching ribbon in her hair. A number of her fans have gone on to comment on the resemblance between the

  • Barbara Windsor returns to EastEnders

    Barbara Windsor is set to return to EastEnders for a special one-off episode later this year. The beloved British actress, who played landlady Peggy Mitchell in the soap for 16 years, left the show in 2010. She will return to Albert Square for a "very special episode" in which she comes to the aid of her eldest son Phil, played by Steve McFadden.     CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE "It may only be a short visit, but it's a family matter and as Peggy always said 'it's all about family,'" said the 75-actress in a statement. "It's no secret how much I have always

  • Luxury hotels owned by the stars

    Andy Murray bought the former Cromlix House Hotel near his home town of Dunblane in Scotland for £2million earlier this year. Now that the Scottish tennis star has won Wimbledon, ending Britain's 77 year wait for a men's champion, we can't help but wonder if he'll focus his sportsmanship on the 14-room hotel that he wishes to see become a luxury five-star venue. Inspired by the Wimbledon champion, HELLO! Online take a look at more celebrity creations – by the likes of Bono, Olivia Newton-John and Francis Ford Coppola – where you can enjoy the height of luxury and have

  • Kim Kardashian's baby: plans for TV debut discussed

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's daughter North West is already famous, despite being born just over a month ago in June. Millions of fans of Kim, 32, and Kanye, 36, are eager to catch a glimpse of baby North, but the Kardashian clan are keeping their bundle of joy hidden from the public eye for now.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY When quizzed over North's debut appearance, Kim's mother and manager Kris Jenner, 57, left fans guessing. Speaking to host Matt Lauer on The Today Show, Kris acted coy and wouldn't reveal the family's decision, or if one had been made. "I think you’re just going

  • TOWIE wedding: Celebrations as Carol and Mark Wright Senior renew vows

    The stars of TOWIE were out in force at the weekend to celebrate as Carol Wright and Mark Wright Senior renewed their wedding vows. As the sun shone down, the cast gathered for the outdoor ceremony and watched as the happy couple reaffirmed their love for one another. The bride wore a long, strapless white gown and carried a pretty summer bouquet as she walked down the aisle with her mum, Nanny Pat. Her proud husband, meanwhile, was dressed for the occasion in a smart blue suit.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO VIEW FULL GALLERY Guests including Joey Essex, Sam Faiers and her sister

  • Kate Middleton's baby: excitement builds outside hospital

    Royal baby fever is reaching its peak as pregnant Kate Middleton's due date looms, with the Duchess of Cambridge expected to give birth on 13 July. Photographers, journalists and television crews from around the world are on official royal baby watch, and for the past week have been stationed outside the private Lindo Wing where Kate is scheduled to give birth.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY To make the wait easier and to pass the time, members of the press have found several ways to amuse themselves while sitting in their pens. NBC News London has set up a royal baby sweepstakes in one

  • Queen's employee left fighting for his life after Sandringham Estate lake accident

    A man believed to be one of the Queen's employees was left fighting for his life on Monday night after he fell into a lake. The man, who is said to be in his 30s, was riding a sit-on lawnmower at the time in the grounds of the Sandringham Estate. Police officers rescued the man from the lake and attempted to resuscitate him until paramedics arrived. He is said to be in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries.   It has been reported that the Queen, who was at Sandringham at the time of the incident, is being kept aware of the details. Her

  • Cherry Healey on comparing her baby bump to Kate Middleton's and the pressures of breastfeeding

    With the world press maintaing a constant vigil outside St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, the final countdown to the arrival of Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby has officially begun. This week, the Duchess is due to give birth to her first child — and already the nation is caught up with royal baby fever. Someone who understands the emotions Kate will be experiencing as she prepares to welcome her first baby is Cherry Healey. The TV presenter won critical acclaim with her firsthand account of pregnancy for a TV documentary while expecting her daughter Coco, born in September 2009. And

  • Sir Elton John 'incredibly disappointed' to postpone shows due to appendicitis

    Sir Elton John has postponed all of the forthcoming shows on his current European tour after being taken ill with appendicitis. The 66-year-old singer called in doctors after falling ill on the tour. "Elton is incredibly disappointed to postpone these tour dates," his spokesman said.   "To know that he made such super-human efforts and continued to perform to thousands through his illness only confirms his dedication to his European fans. "He is eager to be back on top form and return to play the remaining shows starting in early September 2013." The father-of-two is currently undergoing a course of intensive antibiotics and is expected

  • Prince Johan Friso transferred back to Holland but remains in state of 'minimal consciousness'

    Prince Johan Friso, the Dutch royal who has been in a coma since a skiing accident in February 2012, has been released from a London hospital and taken back to a palace in The Hague. The 44-year-old no longer requires hospital treatment even though he remains in a state of "minimal consciousness." The father-of-two was receiving treatment at The Wellington hospital after being caught in an avalanche in Austria. Queen Beatrix's second son was trapped under the snow for 15 minutes and his brain was starved of oxygen while rescuers tried to locate him off-piste.   The House of Orange's team of experts

  • Wedding gift ideas for the couple that has everything

    The perfect wedding gift can be a challenge to find, and when the bride and groom already have everything, it makes the task even more impossible. Click on the photo below for personal wedding gift ideas. Not only will the happy couple receive enough crockery and kitchen appliances to last a lifetime, such traditional gifts will come in all different shapes and sizes. HELLO! Online has selected the most unusual and touching gifts that steers clear of wedding gift registries, and shows that real thought has gone into the present.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GIFT IDEAS Why not buy the happy couple a