• Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael talks about series four of the hit show

    Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael admits that the global reaction to the hit show has been "crazy". Yet, while she is watched by millions of fans around the world, she rarely gets recognized off screen. The 26-year-old actress looks younger and prettier than her Lady Edith Crawley character, with beautiful porcelain skin and sparkly eyes.   "There's something about wearing clothes that your great-grandmother might have thought were nice that makes you look older," she says. "Me and Lily (Lady Rose MacClare) were in hysterics one day because we were both wearing dresses and pouring tea and it was like we were doing

  • Romance lies ahead in Downton Abbey season four

    After all the death and suffering of series three, the ladies of Downton Abbey just want to have fun and the Roaring Twenties provides the perfect backdrop.  Lady Rose, the flirtatious great-niece of the Dowager Countess, is continuing the tradition of Upstairs-Downstairs romances by a dalliance with a lowly gardener.  Meanwhile, the once dowdy Lady Edith Crawley will cause some scandal of her own by embarking on a romance with her married

  • Pippa Middleton and her boyfriend Nico Jackson enjoy a date at the Boodles Boxing Ball

    Pippa Middleton and her boyfriend Nico Jackson stepped out together on Saturday night at the glamorous Boodles Boxing Ball. Pippa and Nico, who is a stockbroker for Deutsche Bank, smiled and held hands as they walked to the Grosvenor House Hotel to join Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Zara Phillips. Author and columnist Pippa wore a striking floor-length dress by Catherine Deane which was made up of a black halter neck top and a bright tangerine skirt that showed off her glowing tan.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY   The 30-year-old accessorised her outfit with black peep toe shoes, a black clutch bag and

  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West enjoy fun-filled evening with Oprah Winfrey and P Diddy

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have gradually been spotted out and about, enjoying date nights and socialising with their celebrity friends, since the birth of the couple's daughter North West in June. The queen of reality TV shared a photo on Instagram of the pair's latest goings-on, in which Kim and Kanye looked to be having a fun-filled evening with Oprah Winfrey and rapper P Diddy. "Oh no big deal," wrote Kim alongside the photo, which thousands of her fans "liked".   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY The mother-of-one, who is seated next to Kanye and pictured putting her arm around her boyfriend, showed off her

  • Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher: the official photographs of Luxembourg's royal wedding

    The official photographs from Prince Felix of Luxembourg and Claire Lademacher's wedding have been released by the Grand Ducal family. The stunning images, which were taken inside the Couvent Royal De Saint-Maximin after their wedding ceremony at the Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine, show the bride and groom surrounded by their wedding party, family, friends and guests. Several of photographs show the newlyweds posing with Claire's mother and father, Gabriele and Hartmut Lademacher, and Felix's parents, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa, and another sees them joined by their adorable flower girls and page boys.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY OF THE OFFICIAL PICTURES   From left to right: Gabriele

  • Pregnant Zara Phillips joins cousins Prince Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie for high-society ball

    Zara Phillips showed off her burgeoning baby bump as she arrived at the glamorous Boodles Boxing Ball, accompanied by her husband Mike Tindall. The glowing royal, who is five months pregnant with the couple's first child, looked radiant as she stepped out in a floor-length silk maxi gown by Seraphine, a maternity brand that is popular with Kate Middleton. Zara was all smiles as she headed into the Grosvenor House Hotel for Saturday night's affair on Park Lane. The accomplished horse rider completed her look with black high heels and a sparkly gold clutch, and pulled her blonde hair back in a

  • Acid attack survivor Katie Piper 'thrilled' to announce first pregnancy

    Television presenter and acid attack victim Katie Piper has announced that she is expecting her first child with her long-term boyfriend. The former model revealed the news on Twitter, posting, "You've all supported me through bad times so I wanted to share some good news with you. I'm thrilled to say I'm expecting my first child! :)". Katie, who suffered burns to her face and chest in a violent acid attack arranged by her ex-boyfriend and an accomplice in 2008, has just had her 12-week scan, and excitedly confirmed the news in her column.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY "I'm so happy, and

  • Luxembourg royal wedding: the best moments from Prince Felix and Claire Lademacher's religious ceremony

    On Saturday 21 September Prince Felix of Luxembourg and his German love Claire Lademacher said 'I do' again in a lavish religious ceremony in the South of France. The magnificent Provençal wedding, which was attended by the like of Monaco's Pierre Casiraghi and Belgium's Prince Laurent, took place at Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume's magnificent 13th century Sainte Marie-Madeleine basilica. The groom arrived with his proud mother Grand Duchess Maria Theresa just before his beautiful bride stepped out, dressed in a splendid Elie Saab gown, with her father around 11am. After the couple exited the church, which was bathed in sunlight, they headed to the Royal Convent with their guests to

  • The bohemian Italian wedding of Nicola Swientozielskyj and Phillip Barber

    HELLO! Online readers Nicola Swientozielskyj and Phillip Barber met at work, as many couples do, but it wasn't all plain sailing. "It took me nine months to even say 'hello' to her," said the groom. "She was just so beautiful." The couple lost contact when Phil went travelling for a year, but a chance meeting led to romance. "We ran into each other one rainy morning," said Nikki. "A week later I emailed him to see if he wanted to go for lunch, and the rest is history." The couple's love story may have started on a rainy day in Manchester, but

  • Martine McCutcheon thanks fans and says she is 'on top' of depression

    Martine McCutcheon has thanked fans for their support, after she opened up about her battle with depression and chronic fatigue syndrome in a frank interview. "Thanks 4 all the support re my piece in The Sun today. Part 2 tomor. M.E and depression is hard but I am on top of it and u can be too! X," she wrote. The former EastEnders star, who married musician Jack McManus in a fairytale wedding ceremony in September of last year, admitted that she almost lost the love of her life when things got so bad.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY "I would pray to

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William leave Prince George at home as they head to church at Balmoral

    Kate Middleton and Prince William left Prince George in the care of his nanny Jessie Webb on Sunday as they joined fellow members of the British royal family at church. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen driving to Crathie Kirk near Balmoral, where they are currently enjoying their summer holiday, and joined the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at church. Prince William drove his wife who was wearing a grey and blue plaid coat by British designer brand Moloh that she previously chose for an engagement in Glasgow in April 2013.   The Duchess of Cambridge recycled a grey