• Queen's record as longest serving monarch: the love that stood the test of time

    The 65-year union between the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, is at the heart of a family which has endured through decades of change. Elizabeth II first met the man she refers to as her "strength and stay" at the tender age of 13 when she visited Dartmouth Naval College. Philip, a promising young cadet and a member of the Greek royal family, had been assigned to show her around. Despite their shared royal pedigree, their respective childhoods couldn’t have been more different. While Elizabeth grew up in a stable and privileged environment, Philip's parents were divorced and his family were exiled

  • The Queen's record reign: a new portrait of Her Majesty is released

    Wearing her trademark sunny smile and a colourful pink dress, the Queen's warmth undoubtedly shines through in a new photo that has been released by Buckingham Palace. The picture was taken to celebrate a momentous occasion in national history when, on Wednesday 9 September, the Queen officially became the longest-reigning British monarch. She broke the record set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, seven months and two days. The new portrait, which was taken in July, shows Queen Elizabeth II going about her daily routine. The Queen has become the longest-reigning British monarch, breaking the record set

  • Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux double date with Sandra Bullock and her new boyfriend

    Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux joined Sandra Bullock and her new boyfriend Bryan Randall for a super high-profile double date over the weekend. The power group grabbed a bite to eat together at Bess Bistro, a popular eatery in Austin owned by Sandra, where they caught up over food and drinks. "It was a nice intimate setting and the couples were very cozy," onlooker Rhonda Scott told People. "They seemed to know each other very well and seemed quite close." Justin Diamond, another visitor to the restaurant, added: "Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were very handsy", and "every time she would

  • Romeo Beckham's pride as he acts as mascot for England game

    Romeo Beckham proved lucky for the England football team when he led them out in a match against Switzerland as an official mascot. Returning to Wembley which was the scene of so many triumphs for his father David Beckham, the teenager walked out on to the turf holding hands with captain Wayne Rooney, who later scored his 50th goal for England, a historic achievement that set a new record.The side also went on to win their match 2-0. Looking proud and excited, Romeo had walked out at the start of the game wearing the Three Lions strip. Becks explained that

  • Prince Haakon responds to public criticism after luxury yacht holiday

    Crown Prince Haakon has responded to public criticism of a recent holiday that saw the prince and his wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, enjoy time aboard the superyacht Mia-Elise, which costs two million Norwegian Krone, or approximately £158,000, a week to rent. Speaking while out for his 11-year-old daughter Princess Ingrid Alexandra's scout trip on Tuesday, the Norwegian prince defended his actions and said he wouldn't have done anything differently. "I have seen, that there has been a lot of interest around it. For us it was an invitation from a friend of ours. We were visiting for a few days. There

  • Nick Gordon denies causing Bobbi Kristina Brown's death

    Lawyers acting on behalf of Nick Gordon have hit back at claims that he caused the "wrongful death" of Bobbi Kristina Brown, calling them "slanderous and meritless". In a lawsuit filed back in June, before Bobbi Kristina's death, Nick was accused of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and stealing her money. The suit was later amended after Bobbi Kristina's passing by her court-appointed conservator to include the allegation he caused her wrongful death. Now his attorney is calling for the lawsuit to be dismissed, stating that there is no evidence of the "several false criminal and frivolous claims"

  • Duchess Kate 'to receive special honour from the Queen' to celebrate Her Majesty's record reign

    On Wednesday the Queen became the longest-reigning British monarch, but to mark the day she has chosen to celebrate in private with her husband Prince Philip. She will be joined by her grandson Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton and while all attention is trained on Her Majesty, the Duchess will also have reason to celebrate. According to reports, Kate will receive the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II – the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a female member of the royal family. Read the full report in this week's HELLO! magazine,

  • Carol McGiffin on beating breast cancer

    Carol McGiffin has opened up about her gruelling treatment for breast cancer, and revealed how she is reclaiming her life after getting the all-clear. The 55-year-old Loose Women star underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and had a mastectomy after being diagnosed with the disease last year – but despite this, says she doesn't consider her illness as a battle. "I never thought about it in those terms," Carol told Closer magazine. "It can become a fight if you think you might lose it but, for me, it was always just about getting better." Carol McGiffin is now cancer-free In June 2014, Carol had her

  • Queen thanks well-wishers for 'touching messages' as she becomes longest-reigning monarch

    The Queen may have been celebrating one of the most historic days of her reign as the longest-serving monarch, but it was business for usual as she carried out an engagement in Edinburgh, Scotland. And though she was said to be keen for celebrations to remain low-key, the 89-year-old sovereign extended her thanks to those who had sent well-wishes. Speaking at Tweedbank station after opening the new Border Railway, the monarch said: “Inevitably a long life can pass by many milestones – my own is no exception – but I thank you all and the many others at home and

  • Jeff Brazier talks about the challenges of being a single dad

    By his own admission, Jeff Brazier has been looking forward to the start of school. As a single parent to sons Bobby, 12, and 10-year-old Freddie, folllowing the death of their mother Jade Goody in 2009, he has had a busy summer juggling being a dad with his many work commitments. "We've had au pairs over the years, but I haven't had one for the last nine months," the 36-year-old told the MailOnline. "We didn't have a good experience last time – she smoked and argued with her boyfriend every day on the phone." Jeff Brazier: "I've morphed into something quite

  • Tom Hardy stars in new thriller Legend: watch the world exclusive clip

    Tom Hardy takes on the double role of Ronald and Reginald Kray, the gangster twins who terrorised East London in the sixties, in new crime thriller Legend, out in cinemas today. In a world exclusive featurette released by HELLO! Online exclusively, film buffs can see the British heart-throb Tom play the twins – one who is smart and rational, the other a deranged madman. The film tells the tale of the troublesome duo and their organised crime empire in East London, and explains just how Ronnie and Reggie became known as two of the notorious gangsters in British history. The thriller also

  • Lewis Hamilton debuts new platinum blonde hair

    All eyes were on Lewis Hamilton during the GQ Men of the Year awards on Tuesday, and it wasn't just because he took home the trophy for Sportsman of the Year. The Formula One champion turned heads as he arrived for the ceremony rocking a new platinum blonde hairstyle, a stark contrast to his trademark black locks. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Lewis Hamilton showed off his new platinum blonde hair Lewis complemented his new 'do with an all-black ensemble, featuring a V-neck shirt and blazer to give fans a glimpse of his world-famous tattoos. When asked about his edgy ensemble,

  • The Queen's preferred tastes: Marmite and crust-free sandwiches

    We know the phrase well: breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper. But, as the Queen breaks a record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria to become the longest-serving British monarch in history, we take a look at what exactly makes it to the Queen's plate... Twice a week, Queen Elizabeth flicks through a menu, marking her preferred dishes with a tick. According to The Telegraph, dishes that make the royal cut are likely to include either chocolate or ingredients from her farms. The Queen likes Marmite with her mushrooms, and sandwiches that are crust-free She

  • Pippa and James Middleton complete 47 mile swim-run

    She's run a marathon in Kenya and cycled across the US but Pippa Middleton has said that taking part in a gruelling swim-run was "one of the hardest things" she's ever done. The keen sportswoman was in Sweden for the Otillo Swimrun World Championship, which she completed with her younger brother James and her friends James Matthews and Jons Bartholdson. Pippa, who celebrated her 32nd birthday before the challenge, may have been exhausted but she was smiling brightly as she crossed the finish line on Monday. The younger sibling of the Duchess of Cambridge came in 82nd, completing the 47-mile course

  • Kylie Jenner reveals the details behind her temporary lip fillers

    Kylie Jenner caused a stir in the beauty world earlier this year when she admitted to using "temporary lip fillers" for her world-famous pout, and now the reality TV star has given more details about her treatment. The 18-year-old praised the plastic surgeon who has helped her to achieve her desired look, and revealed what option she has chosen. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Kylie Jenner has revealed more details about her temporary lip fillers "I still do Juvéderm for my lips. I go to Dr. Ourian in Beverly Hills," she told the New York Times. "He’s the best, and he’s

  • Holly Willoughby leads stars in congratulating best friend Fearne Cotton on new baby

    Holly Willoughby has congratulated her best friend Fearne Cotton on the arrival of her second baby. The radio presenter and her husband Jesse Wood welcomed a daughter on Wednesday morning, and announced the big news on Twitter, while also revealing the little girl's name. "Jesse and I are over the moon and buzzing with love, as our baby daughter Honey Krissy Wood came into the world this morning," wrote Fearne, 34. The bubbly blonde, who also has a son Rex with her musician husband, was flooded with congratulatory messages from her famous friends. Holly Willoughby (right) tweeted that she "couldn't wait" to

  • Sweden's Princess Sofia gives heartfelt speech in South Africa

    Princess Sofia of Sweden may have laid low with husband Prince Carl Philip after their wedding in June, but the brunette beauty is certainly taking her royal duties very seriously now. The 30-year-old made her first speech as a princess at the Global Child Forum in Pretoria, South Africa on September 8 encouraging everyone to take action when it comes to the refugee crisis. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Princess Sofia spoke out about the refugee crisis in South Africa on September 8 Photo: @Kungafamiljen "I think that everybody can contribute in their own way and do something. I have a great belief that every individual can make a difference

  • Spain's Queen Letizia has been honored with her very own doll

    She’s a style icon who’s admired for her elegance around the world. Now Queen Letizia has her own double — in the form of a doll. The doll, created by Russian group AFD, will be unveiled during the Madrid Fashion Doll Show, which runs from September 11 to 13. Photos: Getty Images/AFD Group The green-eyed doll has a low chignon with side-swept bangs and wears a dress inspired by a gown that the wife ofKing Felipe VI wore to the pre-wedding dinner of Prince William and Duchess Kate in April 2011. Letizia wore a Felipe Varela strapless gown in muslin and grey

  • Pippa Middleton, brother James finish 47-mile Swedish swim-run race

    She did it! Pippa Middleton may have been exhausted, but she was smiling brightly as she crossed the finish line at the Otillo Swimrun World Championship in Sweden on Monday. Duchess Kate's sister competed in the 47-mile race in a team that included her brother, James, and came in 82nd, completing the course in 13 hours, 4 minutes and 24 seconds. #otillo15 #pippamiddleton & Jöns Bartholdson finish ÖTILLÖ 2015. Amazing! A photo posted by ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series (@otillorace) on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:32am PDT The race came the day after Pippa celebrated her 32nd birthday, and as she finished the race with teammate

  • Queen Elizabeth to give Kate Middleton special honor to mark record reign

    While it is certainly a day for Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her record reign, she will also be giving another member of the royal family reason to as well. According to reports, Kate Middleton, who will be with husband Prince William and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte in Scotland, will receive the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II – the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a female member of the royal family. Kate is expected to receive the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Scotland Photo: Getty Images Kate is

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