• Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery: 'I miss Dan as much as Lady Mary'

    In the new series of Downton Abbey the show's beautiful young widow Lady Mary Crawley cannot seem to shake off her grief for her husband Matthew Crawley – turning on all those who try to console her. Instead she spends days staring at his picture and freezing out potential suitors. Her despairing grandmother The Dowager Countess of Grantham, who is played by Dame Maggie Smith, tells Mary that in order to move on she "must choose life". Michelle Dockery, the actress behind the aristocratic ice maiden, understands how she feels. The departure of Dan Stevens, who portrayed Matthew, has left her bereft too. "I do miss

  • Excitement builds ahead of Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg's French wedding ceremony

    The idyllic Provencal town of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is preparing to welcome Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg on the day of their religious wedding ceremony. The couple, who tied the knot in a civil service in Claire's native Germany on Tuesday, will arrive at the magnificent 13th century Sainte Marie-Madeleine basilica in Saint-Maximin at 11am. Around 350 privileged guests are expected to witness the young royals say 'I do'.   After exchanging their vows, the newlyweds will make their way to the town's magnificent 14th century Royal Covent where celebrations will unfold to mark the new union. The pair chose to hold the religious

  • The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince William enjoy a spot of grouse shooting at Balmoral

    The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince William were spotted enjoying a grouse shoot on Friday. Prince William and his grandparents, who are currently enjoying a summer holiday at their Scottish estate, were seen driving through the moors of Balmoral for the shoot. Each royal was driving their own 4x4 vehicle and the Queen's car bonnet was customised with a model of a silver dog carrying a grouse in its mouth.   William, who finally introduced his son Prince George to the Duke of Edinburgh last week, was seen smiling as he and a friend drove through the highlands. It is thought that while William and George are in

  • The Luxembourg royal family support Prince Félix on his wedding day

    As Prince Felix of Luxembourg tied the knot with his long-term love Claire Lademacher, the Luxembourg royal family were out in force to show their support. The groom's proud parents Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa beamed as Félix arrived to wed as did his siblings and sisters-in-law. Prince Guilaume, Princess Stephanie, Prince Louis, Princess Tessy, Princess Alexandra and Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg made up the large party of Félix's excited family on his big day.   From left to right: Princess Stephanie, Prince Guillaume, Princess Alexandra, Felix Lademacher, Princess Tessy and Prince Louis CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The 29-year-old groom arrived with his mother

  • Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg wed in magnificent Provençal ceremony

    Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg married in a beautiful religious ceremony in the South of France on Saturday morning. The pair tied the knot in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume's magnificent 13th century Sainte Marie-Madeleine basilica. The sun shone down on the newlyweds as they departed the church to rapturous applause from well-wishers.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Felix and his new wife Claire shared a romantic kiss to the delight of the crowds. Princess Claire, née Lademacher, wore a stunning floral-detailed long-sleeved gown thought to be by Elie Saab, the Luxembourgish royal family's go-to designer. Her new husband beamed with pride as he emerged from the church with his

  • Mick Jagger to become a great-grandfather aged 70

    Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger is to become a great-grandfather at the age of 70. The musician's daughter Jade Jagger's eldest daughter Assisi is due to give birth in the new year. It will be the first baby for the 21-year-old socialite and her partner Alex.   "She and Alex are thrilled and broke the news to their immediate families last week," a source told the Mirror. "Jade was a little taken aback at first, not least because it means she will be a grandmother by the age of 42." "She's expecting some ribbing from her showbiz pals," the source added. "Mick is delighted

  • Sophie Wessex delivers supportive speech as she ends her tour of India

    Sophie, Countess of Wessex gave a supportive speech on Friday as she spoke of her interest in the sight saving charity ORBIS at an Ophthalmic Conference. The Countess, who is currently touring India and Qatar with ORBIS, took her place on the stage at a medical training symposium held at the Swabhumi Conference Centre in Kolkata. The 48-year-old wore a smart white blazer over a matching dress for the engagement which took place on the fourth day of her solo royal tour.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FULL GALLERY Before the conference got underway the Sophie added a blight floral garland to her outfit as she took part in a traditional Indian ceremony,

  • Princess Claire of Luxembourg is picture-perfect in Elie Saab wedding gown

    Princess Claire of Luxembourg was picture-perfect in a stunning wedding gown by Elie Saab as she walked the aisle on Saturday. The new princess wowed the crowds in an ivory-coloured silk dress intricately embroidered with Chantilly lace floral motifs and glimmering silver thread. The gown by the Lebanese designer favoured by the Luxembourg royal family featured a three-metre long flowing train with a neo baroque flower detail which continued through the length of the silk tulle veil.   Prince Felix's wife chose a glittering tiara to sit atop her glossy brunette locks on her special day. It is believed that she wore the Grand Ducal

  • Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg takes style inspiration from Kate Middleton

    Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg took style inspiration from fellow European royal Kate Middleton for her brother's wedding day. The Luxembourgish royal wore a sky blue gown very similar to the teal Jenny Packham dress that the Duchess of Cambridge sported at an Olympics gala ball in 2012. The stunning gown, which featured an intricate lace bodice and sheer back, was a princess-perfect choice for a late summer wedding.   Kate's was a bespoke version of the vintage-style 'Aspen' dress and very similar to the one sported by Princess Alexandra at the wedding of her brother Prince Felix to Claire Lademacher. While fashionista Kate wore