• Prince William and Kate Middleton kick-start Poppy Day before surprising commuters at London station

    Prince William and Kate Middleton surprised commuters at a London tube station on Thursday morning with a special appearance in honour of London Poppy Day. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE WILLIAM AND KATE SUPPORTING LONDON POPPY DAY Excitement coursed through High Street Kensington station just before 11am as the royal couple arrived together, and they were soon surrounded by excited, and incredulous, members of the public.   William and Kate surprised commuters at High St Kensington Station on Thursday CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY   The couple were in high spirits as they made their way over to speak to servicemen and servicewoman who were out selling

  • Prince Harry and Prince Philip carry out joint Remembrance Day engagement

    With their heads bowed in quiet reflection, The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry paid tribute to the memory of ex-Service men and women at Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance on Thursday. Dressed in military uniform, Philip and his grandson each laid a Cross of Remembrance in front of two wooden crosses from the Grave of Unknown British Soldiers from the First and Second World Wars. After the 92-year-old Duke and 29-year-old Harry had laid their crosses, The Last Post was played, followed by a two minutes' silence before the Princes quietly visited some of the memorial's plots.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Having been met by The Dean of Westminster,

  • Russell Brand and Jemima Khan confirm romance is on with arm-in-arm public appearance

    They've had us guessing as to whether or not their romance is on, and now Russell Brand and Jemima Khan appear to have confirmed they are a couple. The handsome pair posed arm-in-arm at a screening in London on Wednesday night. Society beauty Jemima smiled shyly with her arm wrapped around Russell's waist, while the comedian was equally affectionate, holding her close as they showed a united front at the screening of new documentary Unmanned: America's Drone Wars.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Jemima, 39, was chic yet casual in tight-fitting black leather trousers with a loose grey t-shirt, while her companion

  • Jennifer Lopez: 'I have never had plastic surgery of any kind'

    Jenny From The Block singer Jennifer Lopez has responded to a tweet claiming she has enhanced her looks with cosmetic surgery. Click here to see Jennifer's changing style over the years "Sorry Sir, but I have never had plastic surgery of any kind,' the 44-year-old wrote after a post was sent from the account of London-based surgeon Dr. Ayham Al-Ayoubi.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE The doctor, who specialises in facial and laser surgery, posted a split of an older and more recent picture of the star, and captioned it: "These before and after pics of @JLo show many signs of #plasticsurgery -

  • Kate Middleton: get the look

    Kate Middleton charmed crowds of onlookers when she promoted the Poppy Appeal in London, showing off her elegant style in a red L.K.Bennett coat and black heels. To help you get the Kate Middleton look, HELLO! Online has scoured the high street to find the best coats and shoes around. Click on the photo below to see our top

  • A tour of India: following in The Beatles' and Prince Charles and Camilla's royal footsteps

    Wearing garlands and huge smiles Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall began their nine-day tour of India on Wednesday. As the royal couple make their way across the length and breadth of the exotic Asian country, we'll take you on a journey of the key destinations Charles and Camilla will visit during their trip. Follow in the Beatles' footsteps, see one of the world's largest Hindu temples, take a trip into an elephant corridor an take a boat ride in Kerala's beautiful Backwaters…   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Following in The Beatles's footsteps... First stop for Charles and Camilla was the

  • Tom Fletcher and wife Giovanna on their 'awesome' baby news

    It was beginning to feel a lot like Christmas for McFly's Tom Fletcher and his novelist wife Giovanna when they arrived at The Disney Store on London’s Oxford Street. The couple attended the Great Ormond Street Hospital children's charity christmas party last night, and told HELLO! more about their exciting baby news. Click on photos below for more pictures. "We found out Gi was pregnant the night we were going to Disneyworld on holiday," Tom told HELLO!. "Then it was awesome because we were walking around Disney looking at families and kids everywhere and being like ’Awww. That's going to be us.' We are so

  • Jennifer Aniston debuts edgy new piercing

    First came her dramatic new chop, and now Jennifer Aniston has revealed a new edgy accessory. Click here to see Jennifer's changing style over the years The 42-year-old fashion favourite has had the top of her ear pierced, alongside her make-up artist friend Gucci Westman. Gucci shared a photo on her Twitter page showing the two ladies posing with their new piercings. "Me and #jenniferaniston got our ears pierced today!! #memories @mrschrismcmillan # loveyou," she wrote next to the snapshot.   Gucci and Jen are great friends, and the mum-of-two has previously described the actress as "one of my favourite girls in the world." The makeup

  • Downton Abbey series four: a sneak preview of the season finale

    Downton Abbey's fourth season comes to an end on Sunday night. CLICK ON PHOTO BELOW FOR A SNEAK PREVIEW OF SUNDAY'S EPISODE The host of new characters have certainly shaken up life at the Abbey; from Lady Mary and Lady Rose's new suitors to Lord Gillingham's threatening valet Mr Green. But what will be in store in season finale? Will Lady Edith tell her family she's expecting Mr Gregson's baby? Will Tom and Lord Grantham succeed in modernising the estate? And will there be a happy ending for Anna and Mr Bates? Click on the photo for more pictures from the final

  • A taste of India: six spicy recipes

    With Prince Charles and Camilla enjoying the gastronomic delights that India has to offer, we thought, why not enjoy a taste of India at home? Here at HELLO! Online we've handpicked our choice of Indian recipes, including a succulent prawn curry recipe from Kerala, where Charles and Camilla will be heading in a few days, to the country's famous spicy scrambled eggs and a delicious paneer and vegetable skewer from famous TV chef Anjum Anand.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR SPICY INDIAN

  • Prince William follows in Diana's footsteps watching live operations

    Prince William followed in his mother's footsteps when he watched two operations at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea on Thursday. The new dad visited the Wolfson Surgical Suite where he saw sections of breast reconstruction surgery and a pioneering operation to remove a bladder tumour.   Prince William looking on while Mr Pardeep Kumar and team perform bladder surgery Upon arrival the hands-on royal, who had spent the morning supporting the Poppy Appeal at Kensington Palace with his wife Kate, donned his scrubs and got to work. When asked how he had fared, he held his tummy and replied, "Good. Still standing."   The 31-year-old then met

  • How to cover up grey hair

    Whether you're in between salon visits or have just started to notice a few stray hairs pop up, here are five ways to cover up grey hair. 1. Dry shampoo Oil flattens your hair and accentuates any colour irregularities at the root. If you don't want to wash your hair every day, try a good dry shampoo like Batiste, £2.99 – it will absorb excess grease and help to camouflage any grey hairs. 2. Volume Creating volume at the roots of your hair helps to mask stray greys so give yourself a big bouncy blowdry using Richard Ward's Couture Hair Volumiser Root Booster,

  • Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel delight onlookers as they visit Hackney

    Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel were all smiles as they were greeted by a crowd of onlookers in east London on Thursday when they made an official visit to Hackney Community College. It was the college’s second royal visit in two days – as the Duke of York had visited just one day earlier. The Swedish royals are on a two-day trip to London that includes a meeting with mayor Boris Johnson and a visit to Cambridge. The elegant Princess, who wore an on trend monochrome dress with her hair swept back in a bun, was

  • Lemon sherbet cupcakes

    "These are amazing! Homemade sherbet is really easy, just don't eat huge amounts of it as it is high in sodium," says Beverley Glock. "You need to keep the sherbet very dry or it will go sticky and lose its fizz. You can buy citric acid from most chemists make sure it's for food use." Makes 12 Ingredients 150g soft butter or margarine 150g caster sugar 3 eggs 150g self raising flour Finely grated zest of 2 lemons For the frosting 100g white vegetable fat such as Trex 400g icing sugar Freshly squeezed juice of 2-3 lemons For the sherbet 3 teaspoons citric acid (for food use) 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 7 teaspoons icing

  • Oreo cupcakes

    "This is a basic chocolate cupcake recipe with Oreo frosting. Make sure you beat the icing well until it doubles in size then it will be light and fluffy," says Beverley Glock. "Trex has no flavour or colour so you can add your own preferences. If you wish you can use unsalted butter but you will need to double the quantity of fat." Makes 12 Ingredients 150g soft butter or margarine 150g caster sugar 3 eggs 125g self raising flour 25g good quality cocoa powder For the Oreo frosting 100g white vegetable fat such as Trex 400g icing sugar A little water 2 packets of Oreo biscuits Method 1. Preheat the oven

  • Chocolate traybake

    Simple and delicious chocolate tray bake that children will love – great for parties or as a lunchbox treat Makes: 12-16 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 25-30 mins Ingredients 25g cocoa powder, sifted 3 tbsp water, hot 225g margarine 225g caster sugar 300g self raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 4 eggs 2 tbsp Rachel's Greek Style natural low fat yogurt Icing ingredients 150g dark chocolate 100g double cream 100g Rachel's Greek Style natural low fat yogurt 2 tubes of Smarties or children’s sweets Method 1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a small tray bake tin measuring 30 x 23cm 2. Measure the cocoa and water into a small bowl and mix well

  • Vanilla Mini Egg cupcakes

    Simple cup cakes, decorated with a delicious swirl of butter icing and decorated with chocolate mini eggs Makes 12 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 20-25 minutes Ingredients 220g butter or margarine, room temperature 220g caster sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 220g self raising flour, sifted 2 tbsp Rachel’s Organic Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt Icing 80g unsalted butter, room temperature 250g icing sugar 25g Rachel’s Organic Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt Method 1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 5. 2. Line a cup cake or muffin tray with paper cases. 3. Beat together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time. 4. Fold in the flour. 5. Spoon the mixture

  • Farmyard cupcakes

    Makes 12 cupcakes You will need pink and white cases Ingredients 125g self-raising flour 125g caster sugar 125g soft unsalted butter 2 large eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk For the buttercream 125g softened butter 250g icing sugar 1/2 tsp of vanilla essence 1-2 tbsp of milk To decorate Pink and white mini marshmallows Pig and sheep faces Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6 and line the tin with the cake cases. 2. Put all the ingredients except for the milk in the processor and then blitz till smooth. Pulse while adding milk, to make for a soft, dropping consistency, down the funnel. Alternatively put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and

  • Crunchy chocolate sweetie nests

    Cute little nests filled with sweet treat chocolate beans for the prettiest of party food – they will disappear as fast as they are made! Makes: 14-16 Preparation time: 20 minutes + 1 hour chilling Ingredients 200g quality dark (or white) chocolate, broken into pieces 200g cornflakes, crushed finely A little oil, for greasing Sweet treats such as Jelly Beans to decorate Method 1. Gently heat the chocolate in a large bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Remove, stir and leave for 5 minutes. Meanwhile lighly oil 12-16 small patty or jam tart tins. 2. Stir the cornflake crumbs into the melted chocolate, mixing to coat

  • Sweet treat cookies

    For a chocolate cookie, add 25g cocoa powder to the biscuit mix....and enjoy freshly baked! Makes approx. 15 Preparation and cooking time 30 minutes Ingredients 100g soft, unsalted butter 150g soft brown sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 150g self raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp cream of tartar Sweet treats such as chocolate beans Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180’C (Fan 160C) Gas mark 4. Lightly oil two large baking sheets. 2. Cream the butter and suagr until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg. 3. Gradually sift the flour, baking powder and cream of tartar into the creamed mixture, mixing until just combined. 4. Spoon a tablespoon of the mixture

  • Chocolate crisp hedgehog cake

    This novelty cake will appeal to young children and make an ideal birthday cake. Serves 8 Ingredients For the cake 100g (4 oz) self raising flour, sifted with a teaspoon of baking powder 100g (4 oz) caster sugar 100g (4 oz) soft margarine 2 medium eggs For the icing and decoration 28 Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Crisps 1 tablespoon boiling water 100g (4 oz) butter, softened 175g (6 oz) icing sugar, sifted ½ glacé cherry 2 currants Method 1. Pre-heat oven to 160°C, 325°F, Gas Mark 3. Grease and base-line a 1.1 litre (2 pint) pudding basin. 2. To make the cake: place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat for 2 to 3

  • David Beckham smoulders as biker boy in new ad campaign

    David Beckham is smouldering dressed head to toe in leather in a new ad campaign. The former professional footballer, who is the new face of Belstaff, is pictured posing in the countryside surrounded by motorbikes and fellow bikers. The father-of-four wears a distressed leather jacket and trousers and a faded t-shirt for the low-key shoot which was based on "a band of brothers travelling across the English countryside lead by Beckham."   The campaign was shot in rural Buckinghamshire by renowned photographer German photographer Peter Lindbergh. When 38-year-old David attended Belstaff's Bond Street store opening in September he said he loved "being able to work