• The reason why Princess Beatrice flew to Laos after the royal wedding

    Princess Beatrice spent a week in South East Asia following the royal wedding for a very special cause – to run a half marathon supporting a children's hospital. The 30-year-old, who served as maid of honour at her sister Princess Eugenie's big day, travelled to Laos a week later where she joined a group of friends to run the Luang Prabang Half Marathon. A keen runner, Beatrice previously became the first royal to run the London Marathon in 2010, and completed this race to benefit Lao Friends Hospital for Children. The Princess carried out a number of engagements on behalf

  • Sir Rod Stewart is joined by all 4 sons – aged 7 to 38 – on family trip to Malibu

    Sir Rod Stewart has been enjoying some quality family time on a trip to California with his wife Penny Lancaster. The 73-year-old was joined by all four of his sons for a day out in Malibu on Tuesday, with Penny taking to Instagram to share a sweet photo of them all on the beach. "Family time down in Malibu," Penny captioned the shot, which showed herself and Rod joined by their two sons, Alastair, 12, and Aiden, seven, as well as his two sons from previous marriages – 38-year-old Sean and 24-year-old Liam. Rod Stewart was joined by all four sons

  • 11 of the best Christmas markets in the UK

    Picture the scene - snow-coated cabins and Christmas fir trees dotted around Alpine villages as familiar aromas of bratwursts and glühwein fill the air. This is the Bavarian Christmas every shopper with a case of wanderlust dreams of around this time of year... and with our pick of Christmas markets here in the UK, you needn't leave the country to soak up the festive atmosphere. From Edinburgh's St Andrews Square to Birmingham's 'Frankfurt' market or Cardiff's Winter Wonderland, there is a plethora of festive markets right here on your doorstep for you to enjoy. We've rounded up 11 of