When Westlife star Nicky Byrne became the first of the Irish pop quartet to turn 30, he celebrated in style with a lavish bash attended by family, friends, and fellow band members Shane Fian, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily. Also there to witness the champagne corks popping, was HELLO! magazine.
This week's issue, number 1045, contains fabulous pictures from the surprise-packed party, planned down to the last detail by Nicky's wife Georgina. There's also a full report on the fun evening, which marked the first time the birthday boy had seen his bandmates since June.
"It's great to see the band again," says Nicky, who - along with the rest of the lads - will spend a year out of the limelight to concentrate on personal projects. "For the past ten years, we've spent so much time as a foursome that we know each other better than some siblings."
Also in this week's magazine is an exclusive diary account of Prince William and Harry's South Africa motorbike trek across South Africa. Read how the royal siblings got through the gruelling days on the road, the friendships forged on the way, and how they unwound after a day in the saddle.
"They have been great – impressively fearless," says the fundraiser's organiser of the pair. "The lads have also been helping out a lot of the more inexperienced riders."
Read the full story in the current issue of HELLO!, on sale now, which also contains details and stunning photos from Strictly Come Dancing star Tom Chambers' romantic wedding.