The Duchess of Cambridge's private secretary is to leave her post this summer, Kensington Palace has confirmed. Rebecca Deacon is stepping down after ten years of service to the royal family. She has been Kate's right-hand woman since 2012, the year after the Cambridges married, and also played an important role in their wedding. Often seen by Kate's side at events, Rebecca's duties include organising official programmes and engagements and ensuring Kate is briefed on who she will meet. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Rebecca Deacon has worked as the Duchess' private secretary since 2012 Prior to joining William and Kate's team, Rebecca,
The idea of meeting a member of the royal family is a daunting one. With strict protocols in place and an emphasis on the correct etiquette, it’s hard to know what the right thing to say is – and, it turns out, there are some words best avoided if you are speaking to the Queen or Duchess Kate. Social anthropologist Kate Fox, author of Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour, has studied the linguistic quirks of the upper classes, and identified a list of verbal do's and don'ts when speaking to a royal. Let's take a
Former rugby international Gareth Thomas has quit Channel 4 show The Jump due to "personal reasons", it has been announced. The sporting ace, 42, will be replaced by The Only Way Is Essex star Lydia Bright just days before Sunday's finale. A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: "Gareth Thomas has withdrawn due to personal reasons." Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, Paralympic medallist Kadeena Cox and British socialite Emma Parker Bowles will be competing in the series finale of the popular winter sports competition. The Jump: celebrities who have been injured Gareth is the fourth celebrity to withdraw from this year's series. Model Caprice
Bad news for Loose Women fans. Wednesday's show has been cancelled to make way for an ITV News budget special, and viewers are not happy - especially given that it coincides with International Women’s Day. At the end of Tuesday’s show, host Ruth Langsford confirmed that the Chancellor's first budget announcement would be taking priority, and that the panel would be back on Thursday, joined by Gok Wan. Her announcement was meant by groans from the audience, and disgruntled supporters soon took to Twitter to air their discontent. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Ruth Langsford confirmed Loose Women was making way for
Emma Watson has revealed that she would ruin takes during the first Harry Potter film by accidentally mouthing along to her co-stars' lines. The 26-year-old was left red faced on the Jimmy Kimmel Show when Jimmy played a clip from the film in which Emma can be seen mouthing along with Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, and Emma opened up about how the habit "created issues" during filming. GALLERY: Harry Potter child stars: Where are they now? "You laugh! This is actually quite traumatic for me because I created issues because of this," the Perks of Being a Wallflower actress said.
Celebrate British Pie Week (6-12 March) with this tasty chicken pie recipe from The Body Coach Joe Wicks' bestselling Lean in 15 cookbook. Joe's chicken pie has become one of the most popular dishes from his cookbook, and for good reason – not only is it easy to make and delicious, it is also nutritious and fits in with his Lean in 15 90 day plan. Serves 4 STORY: Joe Wicks shares his health and fitness tips Ingredients: 2 large knobs of butter 1 large leek, washed and chopped into 2cm pieces 200g mushrooms, roughly chopped 4 x 250g chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-sized
Dumbledore's Army forever! Emma Watson has revealed that her former co-stars from the Harry Potter franchise are all still very much in touch – and have an ongoing Whatsapp thread where they try to arrange meet ups together. Chatting to Entertainment Tonight, the star confirmed that the main cast of the films are "very supportive" of her. "We actually have a group Whatsapp which invited everyone really from the main cast from Harry Potter to come to the screening," she said. "It’s a case of trying to, like, get people into the right places, but yeah, everyone has been
Ed Sheeran's musical comeback has had an unexpected impact on Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, who has revealed that fans often struggle to tell the two apart. Appearing on Monday's The Late Late Show, the 28-year-old actor - who played Ron Weasley in popular wizardry franchise - explained how legendary entertainer Leo Sayer even got confused. Recalling the moment he met the singer, Rupert revealed: "It's kinda 50/50 now. It's like if someone stops me, it could go either way. I could be Ed or I could be me." He continued: "Leo Sayer, he came up to me and
Get ready everyone! It has been confirmed that The Night Manager will be returning for season two, but it sounds like fans may have to wait a while! The director, Susanne Bier, has admitted that the follow-up is "slowly being developed" by a team of writers. She told Broadcast: "We all want very much to do a season two but the thing we absolutely do not want is to do something that does not live up to the level of season one. That would be a really bad idea." GALLERY: 10 hottest celebrity bachelors The show will return for a second
Endometriosis is a common condition that affects an estimated 1.5 million women in the UK, yet it still often goes undiagnosed, with Endometriosis UK saying it typically takes 7.5 years for women to get a diagnosis from their GP. Stars including Daisy Ridley and Lena Dunham have spoken openly about their own experiences with endometriosis in a bid to raise awareness, while Endometriosis Awareness Week aims to further highlight the condition that affects an estimated 1 in 10 women in the UK. We take a look at what endometriosis is and the symptoms to look out for… STORY: Daisy Ridley
With only a few days until the Love Actually sequel airs on our TV screens, fans will be pleased to know that heartthrob Andrew Lincoln makes a wonderful return - with his famous cue cards in tow! Taking to her Twitter page on Tuesday, writer Emma Freud shared a series of pictures from the outdoor set which sees Andrew reprise his role of Mark. One image was captioned: "It was 13 years ago. There is more facial hair now. But he still loves her.... #rednosedayactually." Love still all around on set yesterday. #rednosedayactually pic.twitter.com/zWnhQFqjc6 — emma freud (@emmafreud) March 8, 2017 GALLERY:
Ryan Reynolds has poked fun at Hugh Jackman after the Wolverine actor posted a photo about his "amazing visit" to Beijing. In the snap, the star is surrounded by fans, and Ryan was quick to tease his friend about it. Sharing the photo on his own Twitter feed, he wrote: "Pretty sure those are protesters." Hugh clearly saw the funny side of the tweet, and responded: "Really… Guy… Really?!" The pair, who both play lead roles in the X-Men franchise regularly tease each other. Ryan recently imitated Hugh in his latest outing as the superhero, Deadpool. In a new
Olly Murs has publicly extended an olive branch to his twin brother Ben. The two siblings fell out when Olly was still competing on The X Factor back in 2009, when the singer missed Ben's wedding to appear on the live semi-final. They have been estranged ever since, but now Olly says he is ready to put the feud behind him. Speaking on John Bishop: In Conversation with Olly Murs, Olly opened up their falling out. "We never held a grudge. We never fell out when we were home, ever. It's hard now not ever having your twin brother around
Film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Alden Ehrenreich, and Lucas Hedges have all tried their hand at an iconic speech from the 90s cult film Clueless, in which Alicia Silverstone's character Cher delivers a speech about Haitian immigrants, and about why the USA should allow them entry (while comparing it to her father's dinner party). W magazine shared the brilliant video on Twitter, writing: "'In conclusion, may I remind you, that it does not say 'RSVP' on the Statue of Liberty.' Channelling Cher Horowitz." The four actors looked at the camera as they all took very different approaches to the
X Factor winner Joe McElderry has hit back at body shamers who made negative comments about his weight. The 25-year-old faced online backlash when he returned to the spotlight with an appearance on ITV's Lorraine last summer. Speaking about the reaction, Joe told This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on Wednesday: "I came off the show and my phone started going crazy and then I saw the photo." He continued: "On that day I wasn't that different to how I am now it's just an unflattering photo!" STORY: Joe McElderry looks unrecognisable following weight loss Describing the unpleasant experience, Joe
Jahmene Douglas has publicly thanked his fans for their support after opening up about his mental health issues on Twitter last week. On Friday, the 26-year-old sparked concern when he admitted he was having "suicidal thoughts" in a lengthy post titled, 'This is Me'. "I feel so broken, lost and worthless," he wrote. "It doesn't seem to matter how much I try to fix myself, who I talk to or what I put in place, it always comes back to this." Jermaine was quickly inundated with messages of love from wellwishers, including fellow X Factor singer James Arthur, who
Dawn French has opened up about her chance to kiss Harry Styles, and why she decided to turn it down. Chatting about Comic Relief on the Glamour #HeyItsOk podcast, she explained: "The first suggestion that comes in to Comic Relief is, 'Who will you be kissing this year?' and they make some suggestions, like, somebody said, 'What about if we could get Harry Styles to kiss you?' When I kissed Hugh Grant we did make a million quid and the kiss did go on for forty minutes. It went on through the news. What did I catch? Anyway, they
Sophie Turner has spoken about how her controversial sexual abuse scene in Game of Thrones has led her to become actively involved in women's rights and in the fight against domestic violence. The star, who has now teamed up with Women for Women International, was in the centre of a huge controversy when her 15-year-old character Sansa Stark was attacked off screen in the popular fantasy show. Despite the negative response to the scene, Sophie strongly defended the show's need to depict the incident in a new essay for the Huffington Post. READ: Game of Thrones: Has Sophie Turner just
Holly Willoughby shares rare picture of mother and daughter as she celebrates International Women's Day
As women around the world mark this year's International Women's Day, TV presenter Holly Willoughby decided to pay homage to some of her loved ones in honour of the celebration. The This Morning host, 36, took to her social media pages on Wednesday to share a rare picture of her mother, daughter Belle and niece. The beautiful snap sees the three hold hands with their faces turned away from the camera. "My daughter, my niece and my mother... follow her lead! My ultimate woman on #InternationalWomensDay," Holly wrote alongside the Instagram image. My daughter, my niece and my mother...
The 2017 Budget was announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond on Wednesday, marking the first full update since the EU referendum and the vote for Britain to leave the EU. The Chancellor vowed to help "make an economy that works for everyone", but did he stay true to his word? We've broken down how some of the new announcements will affect mums – for better or worse. STORY: The top five apps every new mum needs in her life Tax-Free Childcare: Tax-free childcare is confirmed to start in April, meaning that up to £2,000 will be put towards childcare costs for each child
Countdown presenter Rachel Riley was left a little red-faced after her boyfriend and Strictly Come Dancing star Pasha Kovalev spelt out a rude work during a recent episode of the daytime show. From the nine-letter jumble "MEPHALSUL" the professional dancer spelt the word "phallus" after a contestant mistakenly thought they had found "phlegms". There was an awkward silence until host Nick Hewer remarked: "Sorry, I was just a bit stunned for a second there!" STORY: Pasha Kovalev talks Strictly curse and Rachel Riley Pasha, 37, and Rachel, 30, met when they were paired together on Strictly in 2013, while she was
No one knows who Stephen Mulhern is in hilarious next Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway game show
Stephen Mulhern took to the streets in a new pop up game show titled In For A Penny, and had a shock when he realised that many of the contestants had no idea who he was or what shows he has hosted! The presenter, whose credits include Catchphrase and Britain's Got More Talent, asked each contestant to name of his TV shows, leading to hilarious results. WATCH: Robbie Williams and wife Ayda play hilarious prank on Saturday Night Takeaway One contestant said: "Stephen Mulhern? Erm. Ant and Dec?" Stephen joked about the response he was getting, saying: "Literally losing the will!"
Jennifer Lopez may be a busy lady, but even her twins Max and Emme have to schedule some time with their mother! Speaking about her nine-year-old children on the American chat show The Real, the 47-year-old revealed how her little son asked her to pencil in some time with her. "You know, they're always first," she explained. "When you put them first, then everybody else understands the hierarchy. My son said to me this week, he goes, "Mum, I'd like to schedule... a picnic with you this week cause I know you've been, you know, working hard." My idea
Ryan Gosling has a German double – who just so happened to go and pick up his award on at The Goldene Kamera awards in Hamburg on Saturday. The annual German film and television award ceremony saw the likes of Nicole Kidman, Jane Fonda and Colin Farrell in attendance, but there was no sign of the real Ryan. Instead, comedians Joko Wintersheidt and Klass Heufer-Umlauf decided to plan the ultimate prank, setting up a fake agency and telling the organisers that they could get the La La Land star to appear at the ceremony on the condition that he
Cheryl is known to millions as being a strong and powerful female, and is a role model to fans around the world. In celebration of International Women’s Day, the star took to Instagram to big up all the women who have ‘handled it’ to reach their own goals and ambitions throughout their lives. Promoting determination and perseverance, Cheryl’s chosen quote by Elizabeth Gilbert was met with much appreciation from her followers. “So relate to this Cheryl. Amazing truthful quote and reality is that there is a lot of woman it relates to,” said one, while another commented: “So relatable
Megan Markle wants women to know their worth. After attending a wedding in Jamaica with her boyfriend Prince Harry, the Suits star took to social media on International Women’s Day to share an inspiring message, along with a screenshot of author Nayyirah Waheed’s “Emotional Nutrition” poem. To always knowing your worth ✨ #IWD A post shared by Meghan Markle (@meghanmarkle) on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:18am PST “I will tell you, my daughter of your worth not your beauty every day. (you beauty is a given. every being is born beautiful). knowing your worth can save your life. raising you on
Being married to a celebrity hasn’t negatively affected Amal Clooney’s career, in fact the human rights attorney views fame as “a really good thing.” George Clooney’s wife opened up about her work has benefited from her high-profile marriage in a new interview on BBC News at Six. The 39-year-old explained, "I mean, there's lot of my work that takes place behind closed doors that is not ever seen." CLICK FOR FULL GALLERY Amal admitted that her work benefits from her high-profile marriage Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images for MPTF Amal continued, ”I think if there are more people who now understand what's happening
Nearly two years since announcing their split after ten years of marriage, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's relationship is "status quo." An insider tells HELLO!: "Nothing has changed with them. Their focus is to be the best parents to their kids. Other than that, their relationship is still the same." In addition, a source close to the couple shared with Entertainment Tonight: "Everything is moving at same pace it has been since their separation was announced. They have always remained civil and they are doing this at the pace they need to do for the best interest of their family.
Joe Manganiello sure is a romantic. The Magic Mike star revealed that he penned a book for his wife Sofia Vergara in honour of their one-year anniversary. "I wrote her a book as a gift for our first anniversary. It was about how we met, as well as our courting, and was about 40 pages long, "the 40-year-old told Cosmopolitan. "I love my wife a lot." The actor also revealed to the publication how he courted his now-wife, after she split from Nick Loeb in 2014. "I was on a press tour when I found out Sofia was single," Joe
Throughout the recent awards season, Hollywood spectators noticed the absence of Eva Mendes from her partner Ryan Gosling’s arm. Now in an interview with Shape magazine, the mum-of-two revealed why she did not hit the awards-circuit red carpets. "What people don't know about me is that I love being home," the 43-year-old confessed. "Instead of hitting the red carpet, I'd rather be with our girls." Eva admitted that she likes to stay at home with her and Ryan's daughters Ryan, 36, and Eva share daughters Esmeralda, two, and Amada, 11-months. The notoriously private couple secretly welcomed their second child together