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  • 9 people who you've forgotten used to dress really badly
    9 people who you've forgotten used to dress really badly Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    These hilarious pictures will make you feel better about any unfortunate fashion choice you made in the past. More »

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William: Royal baby boom set to 'bump' UK …
    Kate Middleton and Prince William: Royal baby boom set to 'bump' UK … Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting the birth of their second child any day now. The birth of a brother or sister for Prince George will of course delight the royal family and the nation but the safe arrival of the new baby will also boost to the UK economy. "A royal birth is certainly going to have a positive effect on the UK economy," said Michael Ingram, economist at BGC Partners in London's financial district of Canary Wharf. "At the time of the birth of Prince George two years ago, the Centre for Retail Research estimated that that birth would give us something like a £243m boost to the UK economy. More »

  • Rich beach: Millionairess paints £15m Kensington home stripy as revenge on  …
    Rich beach: Millionairess paints £15m Kensington home stripy as revenge on  … Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Take a walk down South End in Kensington in London, home to the world's super-rich, and one house will catch your eye. It was allegedly painted in protest at a council planning decision and has infuriated neighbours by Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring, a wealthy Swiss-based property developer. Residents surrounding her stripy townhouse in a cobbled cul-de-sac told MailOnline they are "horrendously unhappy" with the new exterior of the three-storey terraced home in South End, Kensington, and likened it to a "beachside hut". Saskia Moyle who lives opposite the house with her father described it as an eye sore. More »

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William: New royal baby faces tricky life as 'spare …
    Kate Middleton and Prince William: New royal baby faces tricky life as 'spare … Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The newest member of Britain's royal family, due to make an entrance later this month when Prince William's wife Kate gives birth to the couple's second baby, will be taking on one of its toughest roles – life as "spare to the heir". Some 21 months after the birth of Prince George to a global fanfare which made him one of the most famous babies in the world, the hugely popular royal couple are due to celebrate the arrival of a younger brother or sister in the next few weeks. George, born 21 months ago is expected one day to be monarch following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth, his grandfather Prince Charles, and his father. "I think the difficulty is just that one thing - that you never quite know if you're going to be called upon to become king, or instead have what you if you're being really cynical could say a relatively pointless life," royal historian Hugo Vickers told Reuters. More »

  • Will and Kate's new Royal baby faces tricky life as the 'spare to the …
    Will and Kate's new Royal baby faces tricky life as the 'spare to the … Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The newest member of Britain's royal family, due to make an entrance later this month when Prince William's wife Kate gives birth to the couple's second baby, will be taking on one of its toughest roles – life as "spare to the heir". Some 21 months after the birth of Prince George to a global fanfare which made him one of the most famous babies in the world, the hugely popular royal couple are due to celebrate the arrival of a younger brother or sister in the next few weeks. George, born 21 months ago is expected one day to be monarch following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth, his grandfather Prince Charles, and his father. "I think the difficulty is just that one thing - that you never quite know if you're going to be called upon to become king, or instead have what you if you're being really cynical could say a relatively pointless life," royal historian Hugo Vickers told Reuters. More »

  • Gamechangers: Let's follow the lead of Margaret Heffernan and Finnish our …
    Gamechangers: Let's follow the lead of Margaret Heffernan and Finnish our … Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    I sometimes think I'm the only person in the country who doesn't hate Michael Gove. Just for a moment hold your cynicism and play John Lennon's Imagine in your head. Imagine our education system is the envy of the world. More »

  • Britain's royal super-fan eagerly awaits birth of Will and Kate's new …
    Britain's royal super-fan eagerly awaits birth of Will and Kate's new … Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Margaret Tyler is amongst Britain's most ardent royal fans and she can't wait for the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new baby. On a quiet suburban street in northwest London her house dramatically sticks out. More »

  • Irish bartender jailed for sexually assaulting his sleeping roommate
    Irish bartender jailed for sexually assaulting his sleeping roommate Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Luke Hanahoe was charged with first-degree rape last year when his room mate said he got into her bed drunk and started having sex with her. More »

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton face privacy struggle with growing family
    Prince William and Kate Middleton face privacy struggle with growing family Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - who are considered celebrities as much as royals - face an almost unparalleled level of media scrutiny with global interest in the couple unsated by their regular royal engagements. William is known to value his privacy, and he and his wife Kate hope to give their young son George and his sibling - due at the end of April - a "normal" life and shield them from media intrusion. William's relationship with the press has been shaped by what happened to his mother Princess Diana, said royal historian Hugo Vickers. "I think Prince William has a great number of reasons for disliking the media in general, most particularly when you think what they did to his mother, the Princess of Wales, and I think he's always had, and I completely understand that, you know, a very strong awareness of what they are capable of doing," he said. More »

  • Kate Middleton presents St Patrick's Day shamrocks to Irish Guards
    Kate Middleton presents St Patrick's Day shamrocks to Irish Guards Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, presented members of the Irish Guards with traditional sprigs of shamrock on 17 March as part of the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks. Pregnant Middleton was joined by her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, who attended the Parade as Colonel of the Regiment. Pinned to her coat was the gold shamrock brooch which was originally presented by the Irish Guards to the Queen Mother, who traditionally led the ceremony during her life. The presentation of the sprig follows a century-old tradition inaugurated by Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII, after the Irish Guards' service in the Boer War. More »

  • Royal family attend service of commemoration for British troops who served in …
    Royal family attend service of commemoration for British troops who served in … Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The Queen and members of the royal family, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, joined army top brass and relatives of British soldiers who died in Afghanistan at a commemoration service at St Paul's Cathedral in London, marking the end of 13 years of British military operations in the country. Also present was the Queen's grandson Prince Harry, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. During the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual head of the Church of England, blessed a cross made of shell casings that previously adorned a memorial wall at Camp Bastion, the main hub of the British military in Afghanistan. More »

  • The Duchess of Cambridge visits Downton Abbey set
    The Duchess of Cambridge visits Downton Abbey set Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Kate, a fan of the ITV show, has visited the set of the period drama. More »

  • Duchess at Downton: Kate Middleton jokes with Mrs Patmore and Daisy over their …
    Duchess at Downton: Kate Middleton jokes with Mrs Patmore and Daisy over their … Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Eight months pregnant Kate Middleton lent some royal glamour to the set of British TV series Downton Abbey during a visit to Ealing Studios in west London on 12 March. The Duchess of Cambridge met with cast and crew and was clearly enjoying herself chatting and joking as she was shown around the various sets and backstage departments. Visiting the kitchen set, where she was greeted by actresses Lesley Nicol and Sophie McShera who play Mrs Patmore the cook and Daisy the kitchen maid, Middleton joked with them about their cooking skills and how they must have had to learn how to beat eggs and roll pastry to play their parts. Middleton would not be drawn on who her favourite character of the series is when asked by actor Hugh Bonneville, who plays the Earl of Grantham, saying she had to be diplomatic. More »

  • Heavily pregnant Kate Middleton is spot-on in Margate
    Heavily pregnant Kate Middleton is spot-on in Margate Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge visited the seaside town of Margate to have a guided tour around the Turner Contemporary art gallery. Kate was shown around the Self: Image and Identity exhibition, which included modern pieces as well as the last self-portrait by Flemish artist Sir Anthony van Dyck. Her Royal Highness toured the gallery and met artists whose works are in the exhibition. Wearing an eye-catching animal spot print dress, Kate was also shown the Self-Portrait as a Drowned Man by Jeremy Millar, a sculpture of a dead man lying on the floor of the exhibit. More »

  • Royal hospital radio prank by Australian station was against the law
    Royal hospital radio prank by Australian station was against the law Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The station should not have broadcast the prank according to the country’s High Court. More »

  • Prince William: 'When I was younger I dreamed of being an astronaut' …
    Prince William: 'When I was younger I dreamed of being an astronaut' … Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    On meeting Soichi Noguchi, who spent 177 days in the International Space Station five years ago, the Duke of Cambridge, who is a trained search and rescue pilot, said: "When I was younger, I dreamed of being an astronaut. During his visit, on 27 February, the Prince met Japanese and British business leaders in a conference to promote latest British technologies and enhance collaboration between the two countries. The Prince will head north on 28 February to visit Fukushima and Miyagi Prefecture where people are still struggling to recover from the tsunami and nuclear disaster following the earthquake of March 2011. More »

  • Tokyo: Prince William is greeted by crowds for the first day of his Far East …
    Tokyo: Prince William is greeted by crowds for the first day of his Far East … Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was given a warm, though wet, welcome in Tokyo on 26 February as hundreds of people, including Union Jack flag-waving children and a brass band, gathered at the Hama Rikyu Gardens for the occasion. The Prince's wife was not travelling with her husband this time for the sake of their unborn second child. Their son Prince George is also staying home. William, accompanied by Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe, also walked through the ancient gardens that were once the private villa of a feudal lord until the 19th century. More »

  • Are Prince Harry and Emma Watson dating?
    Are Prince Harry and Emma Watson dating? Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    We have no idea. But lots of people are speculating about it. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Irish water protesters, the latest from the Graham Dwyer trial and Gerry Adams talks politics… More »

  • The 5 at 5: Thursday
    The 5 at 5: Thursday Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock… More »

  • A bad day for Irish newspapers: all of them have lost sales in the past yea …
    A bad day for Irish newspapers: all of them have lost sales in the past yea … Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    The 2014 figures are in… and they don’t make happy reading for publishers. More »

  • Today’s top stories in 6 seconds
    Today’s top stories in 6 seconds Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Don’t have time to mull over the news? Get caught up, fast… More »

  • Royal Baby: New Arrival Deserves 'Normal Life'
    Royal Baby: New Arrival Deserves 'Normal Life' 17 hours ago

    As the wait continues for the Duchess of Cambridge to give birth to her second child, one of Britain's best known royal photographers has told Sky News her children should have "as normal a life as possible". Since Prince George was born in July 2013 , William and Kate have only allowed him to be officially filmed a handful of times. The Sun's royal photographer, Arthur Edwards, is on standby to get that perfect picture of the family of four. He admits he would like to see more pictures of Prince George but can understand why the parents are so protective. More »

  • Private maternity care inquiries up
    Private maternity care inquiries up Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    As the Duchess of Cambridge prepares to give birth at the exclusive Lindo Wing it has emerged that inquiries about private maternity healthcare have tripled in the past year. More »

  • Royal baby: Place your bets - punters pick Alice as favourite name
    Royal baby: Place your bets - punters pick Alice as favourite name Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Throughout the Duchess of Cambridge's second pregnancy there has been no confirmation of a due date or the baby's sex, let alone its name. Bookmakers William Hill says an extraordinary 83% of bets have been for a girl. "I don't genuinely believe that they know themselves, but I think everyone expects them to be the perfect family," said Rupert Adams, William Hill spokesman. "We've had two bets of £500 both on the name being Alice and this is massive, massive bets for us. More »

  • Who will replace Mel B on the X Factor 2015 panel?
    Who will replace Mel B on the X Factor 2015 panel? Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Which of these stars would work best on the X Factor panel? More »

  • Fashion houses await birth of a tiny style heavyweight
    Fashion houses await birth of a tiny style heavyweight Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Whether wrapped in pink or blue, the new baby of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, will have the power to influence trends across the globe as the latest addition to a powerful fashion dynasty. More »

  • William On Leave As Kate Prepares For Birth
    William On Leave As Kate Prepares For Birth Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The Duke of Cambridge has finished the initial phase of training for his new job earlier than expected meaning he is now on leave until after his wife gives birth. William performed well in the first phase of his air ambulance helicopter pilot training with Bond Air Services which, along with good flying conditions, allowed him to progress sooner than planned. He will now be off duty until 1 June following his paternity leave and a pre-planned period of official royal engagements in late May, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said. There has not been any official announcement about when the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her second child, but she told a volunteer at a children's centre in March she was expecting to have the baby from mid to late April. More »

  • Baby hopes for Queen's birthday
    Baby hopes for Queen's birthday Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The Queen is celebrating her 89th birthday amid the prospect of sharing it with a new great-grandchild. More »

  • Warning on severe morning sickness
    Warning on severe morning sickness Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    A significant number of women who suffer from a type of severe morning sickness experienced by the Duchess of Cambridge are expected to either put up with it or have an abortion, a report has claimed. More »

  • British royal baby's first A to Z
    British royal baby's first A to Z Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    From baby fashion to specially-minted coins, here is an A to Z on the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's second child, as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare for their new addition to Britain's royal family. More »