• Party at the Palace: The Queen meets top British talent at showcase concert

    The Queen came face-to-face with her screen double - actress Dame Helen Mirren - when the ballroom at Buckingham Palace was the venue for a special production of Romeo and Juliet. Dame Helen, who played the monarch in her 2006 film The Queen, was one of a number of celebrity guests at the showcase to celebrate some of the country's most promising young talent.   Click on photo for gallery The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh also met special guest singer Ellie Goulding, songwriter Duffy and comedian Michael McIntyre in the palace's White Room. The 30-minute show, directed by the

  • William and Catherine's tropical honeymoon finally gets under way

    The Duchess of Cambridge will finally get to use the new swimwear she purchased before her wedding. Catherine and her new husband have eventually gone on honeymoon.   The couple left Anglesey on Monday, jetting off on a private jet to a tropical destination. The exact location of their break is being kept a closely guarded secret, as is the length of time they'll stay there. A Clarence House spokesperson said: "We are not confirming, and we are not commenting, on speculation on where they may be going on their private honeymoon. "We are just confirming they have gone." Prince William

  • First Lady of fitness: Michelle Obama works out on White House lawn

    As a champion of fitness and health for all, Michelle Obama took to the South Lawn of the White House and proved she is a woman who practices what she preaches. There to announce new physical fitness opportunities for military families, the First Lady stretched, danced, ran, and played as she led the way in the exercise challenge. Accompanied by star athletes Michelle Kwan, Dominique Dawes, Billie Jean King, and Grant Hill, Michelle successfully sent her message that "it doesn’t take money" to be active.   Click on the photo for