• Nelson Mandela spends birthday and wedding anniversary with Graça Machel, the wife who will never give up on him

    As Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday in hospital on 18 July many will put his against-the-odds survival down to his indomitable will. The great man himself might be inclined to cite the support of Graça Machel, a politician and humanitarian from Mozambique, whom he married on his 80th. Together, they have travelled the world, drumming up support for his philanthropic causes. Always beaming, the duo were an A-team that radiated charisma, charming the great and the good. Now the leader is ailing, his wife who is 27 years his junior, has rarely left his bedside.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel

  • 'Calm' Prince William and Kate Middleton resting at Middleton family home as they await baby

    Kate Middleton and Prince William are resting at the Middleton family home as they await the arrival of their first baby. With the world's press maintaining a 24-hour vigil outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's hospital in Paddington, the parents-to-be are some 50 miles away in the Berkshire village of Bucklebury. William is currently on a period of rest days from his RAF duties, and has joined his pregnant wife at her family's £4.85million Georgian home.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE It is thought that the Duchess is now past her due date — it was originally reported that the royal

  • Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Haakon to host lavish 40th birthday party

    Princess Mette-Marit and her husband Prince Haakon of Norway are preparing to celebrate their 40th birthdays in style. The royal couple, who will both turn 40 this summer, have decided to mark the special occasion with a lavish party. The couple have already acknowledged their landmark birthdays and released a series of special photgraphs a month before Prince Haakon turns 40 on 20 July and two months before Mette-Marit's birthday on 19 August, but now the couple plan to celebrate with their friends and family. From 20 July roughly 220 guests from around the world will arrive at the couple's offiical residence, Skaugum Palace,

  • Supporters celebrate Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday as he remains in hospital

    Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital as he recovers from a recurring lung infection. The former president of South Africa is said to remain in a critical condition but has made "remarkable progress" since his admittance to the Pretoria hospital on 8 June. "I visited him yesterday and he was watching television with headphones," said his daughter Zindzi Mandela in an interview with Sky TV. "He gave us a huge smile and raised his hand... he responds with his eyes and his hands."   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Zindzi said she imagined her father would be well enough to go

  • Henry the HELLO! teddy bear pays a visit to Kate Middleton's hospital

    Henry the HELLO! teddy bear has joined the other die-hard Kate Middleton fans and paid a visit to St Mary's Hospital in London, where the pregnant Duchess is due to give birth to the royal baby any day now. Proudly sporting his white HELLO! branded t-shirt, Henry dressed casually for the occasion so as to not steal the young royal's spotlight, should she be rushed to the hospital. The three-foot bear from Harrods, however, couldn't help appearing on several of the television crews' live streams, much to the delight of the crowds. Henry grabbed the opportunity to have a photo with

  • Royal baby fever: Events, exhibitions and celebrations to mark the arrival of William and Kate's child

    Excitement surrounding the royal baby's imminent arrival is at an all-time high. The press pens on South Wharf Street outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington are filling fast with reporters and photographers from around the world vying for the first glimpse of Prince William and Kate Middleton's first born child. Although there's no news yet as to when the Duchess of Cambridge's baby might arrive, celebration preparations are in full swing elsewhere as the nation gets ready to welcome the little Prince or Princess.   HELLO! Online looks at what's going around the country to celebrate the birth of the