Here’s everything you need to know about menstrual migraines

Here’s everything you need to know about menstrual migraines


From why you’re getting them to how to get rid of them…

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Few women look forward to their periods for the simple fact that they are mentally and physically enduring.

Mood swings, food cravings, bloating, abdominal cramps, breast sensitivity, nausea, back pain and of course bleeding are common symptoms that accompany a monthly visit from ‘Aunt Flo’.

But there are also some lesser known symptoms that we too often dismiss as coincidental.

The main culprit? Menstrual migraines.

‘I’m dehydrated,’ we tell ourselves, or ‘I’ve been staring at my laptop screen all day’.

But while those are two valid headache-inducers, could your migraine actually have something to do with your period?

Well, unfortunately for women everywhere, yes, with menstrual migraines actually affecting over 50% of us.

Here’s everything you need to know…

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What are menstrual migraines?

Menstrual migraines are a condition where women get intense and persistent headaches during or before their periods. While women frequently assume that menstruation is simply a trigger for a migraine, in the case of menstrual migraines, they are the sole cause.

What causes menstrual migraines?

They are mainly caused by the natural drop in the levels of oestrogen and the release of prostaglandin (a type of hormone) that occurs right before a period. This means that most menstrual migraines will occur in the two day run-up and the first three days of menstruation.

When do menstrual migraines generally occur?

Menstrual migraines usually occur before or during menstruation, with very few women suffering from menstrual migraines in a period’s aftermath. Migraines and headache pains can also occur during ovulation when this time the oestrogen and other hormones are at a high.

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How can I get rid of menstrual migraines?

Menstrual migraines are treated the same as regular migraines, with recommended remedies including applying ice or a cold cloth to the painful area, relaxation exercises, pain killers and in some cases, acupuncture.

How can I prevent menstrual migraines?

Preventing or at least reducing the effect of headaches on your period is totally possible, with the preventative measures being the same for normal migraines, but anything that balances hormones is highly recommended.

Common treatments include a change in diet, eliminating simple carbohydrates, refined sugars and processed foods from your eating pattern. Sleep, exercise and hydration are also considered essential for balancing hormones and promoting a healthy metabolism.

Magnesium supplements have also been dubbed a preventative measure, but if the symptoms persist and aren’t reduced by trying the following, it might be best to contact your GP for help dealing with more acute pain.

Should I be worried about menstrual migraines?

There shouldn’t be any cause for concern, but should you be worried that it could be a symptom of something more severe, it might be worth contacting your GP.

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Dermal fillers: everything you need to know about what they are and how they work

Dermal fillers: everything you need to know about what they are and how they work


They’re the popular choice for getting plump, youthful skin and smooth skin. But are they safe? Here’s our guide to dermal fillers for beginners…

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Dermal fillers – if you’re thinking about getting them or have heard them mentioned and want to know more, then read this comprehensive overview of the cosmetic procedure that are designed to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging.

We spoke to Dr Terry Loong of W1 Knightsbridge to get the lowdown on facial fillers, from what happens during the procedure to possible side effects and cost.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hylauronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue. You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face: around the eye, cheeks, mouth and jawline, as well as lip fillers administered directly into the lip tissue.

How do they work?

Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep set lines are smoothed. Why is this needed? Well, as we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look.  Experts argue over when we start losing collagen; but the generally agreed age is 25. Which is pretty young, right? Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year, and you rbody will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties.

Fillers have been used for decades to restore lost volume or add lift.

How long do dermal fillers last?

It depends how your body reacts and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most dermal fillers will last between six to 18 months.

Do dermal fillers have side effects?

‘It’s easy for clients to confuse side effects to reactions, so it’s extremely important to understand what side effects can be expected,’ says Dr Loong. ‘Temporary side effects – those that are completely normal after facial injections – can include; swelling, redness and tenderness.

It’s completely normal to experience a little bit of discomfort, redness and bruising after the procedure. Reactions generally occur immediately after the needle injection and can include; redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising and tenderness at the injection location. These reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection and are usually resolved a few days after the injection into the skin.

Do dermal fillers hurt?

‘There may be a slight discomfort whilst the filler is being injected into the face,’ says Dr. Loong. ‘But we minimise this by applying an anaesthetic cream before treatment. To provide further relief and alleviate as much pain as possible, our fillers contain a pre-mixed local anaesthetic.’

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Are there different types of dermal fillers?

As we said above, the most common type of facial filler is hyaluronic acid – the natural substance found in many areas of the body including eyeballs, joints and skin, that can hold 1000x its weight in water. Hyaluronic facial fillers helps to maintain shape, even out depressions in the skin and provide hydration.

‘Poly-Caprolactone (PCl) or Ellanse is another popular filler that acts as a collagen stimulator,’ Dr Loong explains. ‘When injected in strategic places in the face, it triggers the body’s natural response to produce collagen, which provides you with a much longer lasting result.’

Is there a difference between Botox and dermal filler?

Yes there is 100% a difference between Botox and fillers. Botox stops the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, whilst dermal fillers plump from below the wrinkle to smooth them out and promote the youthful look.

How much do dermal fillers cost?

So how much do dermal fillers set you back? Well, that depends entirely on how much you’re going to have done, which fillers you opt for and who you pay to administer them.

‘Obviously every clinic differs, but the general starting price for facial fillers is from £500 per syringe,’ Dr Loong tells us.

Where should you go to get dermal fillers?

The first thing you need to know, above all else, is never ever consider having any kind of injectable treatment at a beauty spa or salon. For some inexplicable reason, here in the UK we’re unable to regulate who is able to inject filler into someone’s face (the same goes for Botox) – in the rest of Europe you have to be a qualified doctor in order to perform the treatment.

Dr Loong expands on this: ‘The face has many underlying sensitive structures, for example: nerves, vessels and eyes when treating wrinkles. If the person administering fillers is untrained and not careful, there’s risk of damage, infection, artery occlusion leading to tissue death and scarring. Hence why it’s so important to see a registered medical professional who understands the anatomy of the face and knows the areas to avoid.’

So, just to be clear, see a qualified doctor or forget about having fillers altogether.

Consult the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Dermatologists website to find a qualified practitioner.

We hope we’ve cleared a few things up about dermal fillers.

If you have any other questions, then comment on our Facebook page and we’ll try and get these answered for you!

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‘I tried one of Meghan Markle’s go-to facials to get her signature glow’

‘I tried one of Meghan Markle’s go-to facials to get her signature glow’


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Ever wondered how Meghan Markle gets her glowy, glowy skin?

As well as her favourite beauty products, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that she is partial to a facial from time to time.

Sarah Chapman is reportedly Meghan’s go-to facialist in the UK (not surprising, seeing as her clinic offers some of the best facials in London).

The Duchess of Sussex is thought to have had Dermalux LED treatments as part of her facials during her prep for the royal wedding, so we caught up with the go-to celebrity facialist to find out how it all works.

How does Dermalux work?

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Sarah Chapman’s clinic in Sloane Square, London

Combining different types of LED light, the treatment helps with blemishes and skin irritation, fights the signs of ageing and can reduce inflammation, all at once.

‘Dermalux LED light therapy uses three clinically proven wavelengths of light to target the skin in different ways,’ explains Sarah. ‘Non-invasive red LED light rejuvenates and heals the skin, simultaneously boosting fibroblast activity for an increase in collagen production.

‘Infrared light increases cell energy and reduces inflammation to counteract ageing and skin damage; and anti-bacterial blue LED helps destroy the p-acnes bacteria in acne-prone skin. Dermalux is one of the only devices that can operate all these lights at once.’

Impressive stuff.

Who is Dermalux best for?

The good news is that anyone is a good candidate for the treatment. ‘Dermalux is suitable for everyone and we use it in most of our facials,’ Sarah tells us. ‘It is perfect for those who have a big event approaching and want a photo-ready complexion, which is why it is a firm favourite with celebrity clients.

‘It is also used as a treatment programme when looking for ultimate results on problem skins and rejuvenation.’

How often should you have appointments?

‘I would recommend a course of six treatments with weekly intervals for optimal results, particularly if there are skin issues,’ Sarah says. ‘The treatment time is 20 minutes and the glowing skin results are visible instantly, however it is also great as a one-off and incorporated into a facial treatments.’

Each session costs £40, so a course of six treatments will set you back £240.

Dermalux before and after

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The images above were taken just three weeks apart after eight Dermalux sessions to treat a patch of irritated skin and scarring – it goes without saying that the results achieved are pretty incredible.

What happens during the treatment?

Before the treatment itself, your face is cleansed to remove make-up and impurities from the skin.

Dermalux is then delivered via a machine containing the three different types of LED light, beamed towards the face for a 20-minute period. You simply sit back in a comfy chair with an eye mask and relax while the machine does the hard work.

The good news is that, thanks to the eye goggles, you don’t feel horrendously claustrophobic with the machine so close, nor do you see the machine advancing towards your face (which I thought sounded pretty terrifying myself). The machine feels slightly warm, but not too hot or uncomfortable.

The whole experience is, surprisingly, very relaxing as it forces you to sit still and do nothing. When you’re done, your therapist will then apply a serum followed by an SPF.

Afterwards, I definitely had more of a glow about my skin – but it was the next day that I saw the real results. My skin was smoother, more even-toned and just looked generally better, and I skipped foundation for the rest of the week.

At £40 a pop, it’s definitely a worthwhile investment in better skin, even just as a one-off before big events.

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This is officially the best time to shop at TK Maxx

This is officially the best time to shop at TK Maxx


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Shopping at TK Maxx is a bit like a trip to Ikea. It’s a good idea on principle, and you enter with that hopeful glow of one ready to bag a bargain. But you quickly deflate after sifting through racks and racks of discounts, to ultimately leave empty-handed because it’s just easier to give up.

Luckily new stats are about to make navigating those discounts a lot easier. According to Thinknum, which analysed TK Maxx discounts over the past couples of years, the retailer’s discounts peak at the beginning of every month.

But if you’re after a huge saving, then you won’t be surprised to hear that the biggest discounts come in January, which is of course prime sale season.

During those times, discounts can go as high as 52%.

Other good times to shop are July and August, presumably due to the summer sales and shifting of old stock in time for the new season.

So if you’re planning a trip to the discount store anytime soon, know that next week is probably a good time.

Now it’s worth noting that the research was done in America, however there’s no reason it wouldn’t be a similar pattern here in the UK. Happy bargain hunting.

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Here’s everything you need to know about how to induce your period

Here’s everything you need to know about how to induce your period


Yes, it’s possible…

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Few women look forward to their monthly visit from ‘Aunt Flo’, so it might seem surprising that so many of us have looked into inducing our periods at some point in our lives.

While it’s true that people look into how to delay a period more frequently than how to bring it on, women do choose to kick-start their menstrual cycles for a variety of reasons. These usually include getting into a routine and getting the period over with before plans, whether it’s a beach holiday, a last minute date or just a day that you don’t feel like menstruating.

Is it possible to induce your period?

While there are no fail-safe techniques for kick-starting your period, it’s not all bad news, with lots of hacks out there recommended to make your time of the month come faster. From recommended foods and drinks to exercises to try, here’s everything you need to know about how to induce your period…

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What foods can help to induce a period?

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Pineapple is said to be the go-to fruit for inducing your period. Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme that softens the uterus lining, helping it to shed and kick-starting your monthly flow, so try adding some to your diet or drinking pineapple juice. It is important to note that pineapples also increase the production of red and white blood cells, increasing blood flow and potentially leading to a heavier period than usual, but the good news is that the fruit relaxes muscles, easing your menstrual cramps.

Parsley

While few of us would feature parsley as the main part of a dish, it turns out the herb is a mild emmenagogue and can help to kick-start your period, so you might want to look into some parsley recipes ASAP. Parsley can help to soften the cervix and level out hormonal imbalances that could be delaying your cycle, helping your period come faster. If you’re struggling to find a dish based on parsley, don’t panic – the most effective forms are said to be parsley tea and parsley vaginal inserts.

Ginger

Ginger is said to be another herbal remedy for inducing a period, causing contractions of the uterus to jump-start your flow. Not only this, but the plant is also rich in antioxidants, making it great for pain relief and reducing vomiting and nausea. Say goodbye to period side effects. And just like with parsley, if you don’t want to eat the ginger, you can always up your intake of ginger tea.

Other foods that are said to help induce menstruation are potatoes, cherries, pineapple, kale, strawberries, kiwis, blackcurrants, cauliflower and anything rich in Vitamin C, so it looks like we should be stepping away from the junk food if we want to see results.

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How can you induce a period?

Exercise

Being fit and healthy is one of the factors that keeps your menstrual cycle constant, so regular exercise will ensure that your period will arrive on time. In terms of inducing a period, abdominal exercises have been recommended, with the muscle contractions said to make your period come faster.

Reducing stress

As we all know, stress can mess with our menstrual cycles, and more often than not missing our periods or having them come late will be down to anxiety. Intense stress stops our body from producing the right hormones, thereby making our periods come later than usual, so actively relaxing should help to bring on your flow.

Is it dangerous to induce your period?

These are all natural remedies so they shouldn’t be harmful. You should however be careful about inducing your period if you are pregnant in case it puts you at risk of a miscarriage.

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This printed Rixo dress the surprise hit of the summer

This printed Rixo dress the surprise hit of the summer


It’s still in stock too

It’s official: under-the-sea vibes have taken over my summer. Whether it’s in shell jewellery form or a crustacea-print slip dress, it’s everywhere on the ‘gram, and even IRL – proof that it’s a bonafide trend.

Which is why it comes at no surprise that there is one Rixo London dress in particular that I’ve seen on countless celebrities and influencers.

The Jade chiffon dress is a cream button-down affair with cap sleeves, and comes adorned with the most delicate pale blue starfish print.

It has already proven to be the perfect holiday dress, and taken to sun-drenched locations such as Positano or Ibiza.

Yet it’s also been a great city companion, teamed with a pair of white plimsols or minimalist sandals.

It’s been so popular in fact, that’s it’s frequently sold out on both the Rixo website and Net-A-Porter. However this just in, it’s been re-stocked in all sizes on NAP, and with it being payday for most people, it’s just the perfect excuse to invest.

Wear it now as above, and later with jeans and white ankle boots.

Shop now: RIXO LONDON Jade printed chiffon midi dress for £265 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: RIXO LONDON Jane ruffle-trimmed printed silk-crepe blouse for £175 from Net-A-Porter

If the dress isn’t your vibe, then you’ll be pleased to hear the print is also available on a chic blouse, best worn with denim cut-offs or white linen shorts.

As Ariel’s BFF Sebastian once put it, ‘life is the bubbles under the sea’ – and I wholeheartedly concur.

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Here’s everything to know about how to delay your period

Here’s everything to know about how to delay your period


Yes, it’s possible…

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Delaying a period is something that we’ve all panic-searched at some point – trawling through the Internet (usually in desperation) to see if it’s possible to put your period off for a few days, whether it’s for a beach holiday, a last minute date or just to get a few more days of normality before ‘Aunt Flo’ pays her monthly visit.

The good news is menstrual suppression is totally possible, and there are all kinds of ways to go about it, with varying techniques depending on time, situation and effectiveness.

Some women employ the classic technique of taking contraceptive pill cycles back to back, thereby skipping a period altogether. If, however, you’re part of the new millennial movement coming off the pill, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered too.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to delay your period…

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How can you delay your period on the pill?

Delaying your period with your contraceptive pill is a tried and tested method, and as long as you don’t suffer side effects, it’s definitely an effective option.

The method is simple – once you have got to the end of your pill cycle, you simply take another full round of your pill back to back instead of leaving seven days to menstruate like usual. You may experience spotting or breakthrough bleeding but you should skip the period all together.

You can also delay your period on other forms of contraception. If you use a contraceptive ring or patch, simply miss your week-long break and insert a new ring or patch in place, thereby skipping your period.

It is highly recommended with all forms of contraception that you don’t skip your period for more than three months.

How can you delay your period when you’re not on the pill?

For those of us who aren’t on the contraceptive pill, it’s a little more difficult to put your period off, but don’t sweat – it’s totally possible. If your period’s coming at an inconvenient time and you need to delay it, Norethisterone, the well known period-delay pill, is your answer. You’ll need a prescription to get it but the method is simple. You should take a pill three times a day, starting three days before your period is due, continuing for as many days as you need. A couple of days after stopping your Norethisterone intake, your period should start.

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Is it possible to delay your period naturally?

This is a heavily debated question. Some people swear by natural remedies to keep the crimson wave at bay while others rubbish the rumours. Supposedly menstrual suppression can be accomplished through methods as easy as drinking lots of water, controlling stress levels and exercising regularly. There are however also some more complex remedies that people swear by. Cutting spicy foods out of your diet is highly recommended, with some people championing the wonders of eating lemons and gram lentils. Drink-wise, it takes a bit more dedication, with the two most highly recommended remedies being tablespoons of vinegar and gelatine mixed with water.

If you’re unsure about delaying your period or need a second opinion, consult your GP.

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Chris Pratt and the Guardians of the Galaxy want director James Gunn back after his controversial firing

Chris Pratt and the Guardians of the Galaxy want director James Gunn back after his controversial firing


‘We believe the theme of redemption has never been more relevant than now.’

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The future of Guardians of the Galaxy was always going to be uncertain following the events of the latest Avengers: Infinity War film, however there’s a number of complex production difficulties behind the scenes that are also proving problematic. The series’ director James Gunn was fired after a number of his old tweets making light of pedophilia and rape resurfaced online, throwing the next film into jeopardy. However, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and many other members of the cast have banded together in support of James Gunn – asking for him to be reinstated as director.

Chris Pratt shared a message titled An Open Letter from the Cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and captioned it, ‘Although I don’t support James Gunn’s inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man. I’d personally love to see him reinstated as director of Volume 3. If you please, read the following statement- signed by our entire cast.’

Several members of the cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff and Michael Rooker signed the message. In it, they wrote that they ‘fully support James Gunn’ and were ‘shocked by his abrupt firing last week’.

The message continued, ‘Being in the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies has been a great honour in each of our lives. We cannot let this moment pass without expressing our love, support and gratitude for James. We are not here to defend his jokes of many years ago but rather to share our experience having spent many years together on set making Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2. The character he has shown in the wake of his firing is consistent with the man he was every day on set, and his apology, now and from years ago when first addressing these remarks, we believe is from the heart, a heart we all know, trust, and love. In casting each of us to help him tell the story of misfits who find redemption, he changed our lives forever. We believe the theme of redemption has never been more relevant than now.’

Some of the stars including Karen Gillan and Sean Gunn also hash tagged their letter #wearegroot, a reference to one of the film’s iconic lines.

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Conservative bloggers, including controversial figure Mike Ceranovich involved in a movement called Gamergate that targeted women in video gaming, were the first to discover James Gunn’s tweets. Some fans speculated that James Gunn was specifically targeted due to his outspoken political opinions on Twitter, where he was made no secret of the fact that he was very anti-Trump.

The Guardians’ cast alluded to this in their letter, writing, ‘There is little due process in the court of public opinion. James is likely not the last good person to be put on trial. Given the growing political divide in this country, it’s safe to say instances like this will continue, although we hope Americans from across the political spectrum can ease up on the character assassinations and stop weaponizing mob mentality.’

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After James Gunn’s old tweets spread like wildfire online, Disney announced that they were cutting ties with him.

Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said, ‘The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him.’

James Gunn also released his own apology at the time on Twitter, saying, ‘Many people who have followed my career know when I started, I viewed myself as a provocateur, making movies and telling jokes that were outrageous and taboo. As I have discussed publicly many times, as I’ve developed as a person, so has my work and my humour.’

He continued, ‘It’s not to say I’m better, but I am very, very different than I was a few years ago; today I try to root my work in love and connection and less in anger. My days saying something just because it’s shocking and trying to get a reaction are over.’

The Guardians’ cast have been for the most part very quiet about James Gunn’s firing (presumably because they were working on this joint statement). However, his brother Sean Gunn who plays Kraglin in the films was one of the first to come forwards and provided an insight into the director’s growth of character.

The former Gilmore Girls star wrote in a lengthy statement, ‘Since devoting his entire life to the Guardians movies and MCU six years ago, I’ve seen him channel that voice into his work on those movies and seen him transform from the guy who made up things to shock people.’

He continued, ‘In many respects this change in my brother was reflected in the change that the Guardians go through. I’ve heard my brother say many times that when Quill rallies the team with “this is our chance to give a shit”–to care–that it’s the pep talk he himself needed to hear…Working on those movies made my brother a better person, and they made me one too. I’m proud of that.’

Many fans have come out in support of James Gunn and his reinstatement as director, while others have drawn comparisons between the firing of the conservative star of Roseanne for her history of racist and controversial tweets – stating that it would be a double standard if he were allowed to return. At this moment in time, a Change.org petition called Re-hire James Gunn has garnered more than 350,000 signatures at the time of publication.

The Guardians’ cast said in their open letter, ‘Each of us looks forward to working with our friend James again in the future. His story isn’t over – not by a long shot.’

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Here’s how Prince William and Kate Middleton broke protocol on their royal wedding night

Here’s how Prince William and Kate Middleton broke protocol on their royal wedding night


And we had no idea this even happened until now…

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2018 is undoubtedly the year of royal weddings with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot in May at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and Princess Eugenie set to wed Jack Brooksbank in the same venue in October.

The two millennial couples have been breaking tradition left, right and centre, from Prince Harry keeping his beard for his big day, to Prince Philip potentially skipping Princess Eugenie’s ceremony due to family drama.

It is Prince William and Kate Middleton however who truly ripped up the royal rulebook for their wedding, breaking with tradition multiple times during their 2011 ceremony.

There was the fact that Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry were elected Maid of Honour and Best Man – two roles that are not supposed to exist in royal weddings, not to mention the double kiss that the newlyweds performed for the crowds from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

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This week however it emerged that there was another tradition broken back on 29th April 2011, and it’s all to do with where the couple spent their royal wedding night.

According to The Express, royal couples traditionally leave for their honeymoon immediately, taking off on the day of the wedding, but after a long day of festivities, Kate and Wills decided to have a quiet first night as man and wife.

Instead of taking off for their honeymoon, the couple spent their wedding night at Buckingham Palace, breaking tradition of the royals before them.

In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge didn’t actually jet off on their honeymoon to a private island in the Seychelles for ten days after the ceremony.

It’s unlikely that Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will be following suit with a Buckingham Palace sleepover – especially given that they are getting married in Windsor, but anything’s possible.

The real question however, is where will the newlyweds be honeymooning?

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Justin Trudeau and Queer Eye’s Antoni are having brunch together and odds on an avocado recipe

Justin Trudeau and Queer Eye’s Antoni are having brunch together and odds on an avocado recipe


Can you believe?

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Be still our beating hearts. Two of our favourite men in the entire universe are coming together over mimosas and smashed avo on toast to discuss all things LGBTQ+ related and we’re here for it. Canadian Prime Minister and Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski – a.k.a. the world’s collective favourite cupcake of a human being – will be meeting over Montreal Pride to host a brunch to fundraise for the community. (It’s basically a Queer Eye episode in the making.)

Canada’s Liberal Party, led by Justin Trudeau, announced the news on its website and invited party donors to join a competition to win two tickets for the event titled #LoveWins in Montreal. The lucky winners will also score three nights’ accommodation in Montreal, complimentary dinner and Liberal Party merchandise.

The event was described as a ‘special brunch reception’ and we’ve got our fingers crossed that Bobby’s doing all the event styling. Prior to the announcement, the Liberal party also dropped a little Easter egg on their Instagram stories by posting a blurry photo of Antoni accompanied by a bunch of food emojis. Whoever is running their social media is obviously a Queer Eye stan, since one of Antoni’s infamous avocados made an appearance.

It was a bit of a the more you know moment for us, as we’d never realised that Antoni is actually Canadian. It makes sense that he would be teaming up with Justin Trudeau however, as the Canadian Prime Minister has famously been an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. He’s been spotted at many Pride marches across Canada, rocking some signature rainbow socks in a bold political fashion statement.

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Antoni’s Queer Eye co-star and man-we-do-not-deserve Jonathan Van Ness tweeted out in support, ‘I’m so happy for this ⁦@antoni⁩ showing that some world leaders are into celebrating pride & why this is so important! Here’s looking at you vladdy pooh & baby donny 🌈🌈🙏🏼

While nabbing one of those two tickets to meet Justin Trudeau and Antoni might be something of a pipedream, there’s still a chance you can wine and dine with one of them. It was revealed just the other day that Antoni would be opening his own restaurant in New York this September, a reboot of fast-casual restaurant Village Den.

Better make your reservations now, we bet those tables are going to be packed. Here’s hoping Antoni steps the menu up a bit though, there’s only so much overpriced guacamole a girl can handle.

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