Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are self-proclaimed fans of this reality show

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are self-proclaimed fans of this reality show


And we didn’t see it coming…

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The royal family are a hit with the public, for the simple reason that they are relatable.

Gone are the days where we would only see a royal waving from Buckingham Palace balcony. Now they are accessible, all over social media, from Princess Eugenie dominating Instagram with her behind the scenes royal snaps to the Queen and Prince Philip’s Twitter account.

And it doesn’t stop there, with it emerging that they even share our TV habits.

On a Royal visit to Fowey, Cornwall, last week, Prince Charles revealed that he’a fan of UK cult show Poldark, and now it has emerged that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are super fans of one particular reality TV show.

There was hope that the show they habitually tune into was Love Island. But while we love the thought of the royals voting for Dani and Jack via the app and debating whether Laura and Paul will make it on the outside, it looks like it’s not meant to be.

Their reality show of choice? The Voice Kids.

Yes, really.

Donel Mangena, a finalist on The Voice Kids opened up about the royals being mega fans whilst appearing on talk show Lorraine, explaining that he had met the newlyweds at the Queen’s 92nd birthday celebrations earlier this year.

‘Harry and Meghan walked in and I expected a handshake,’ the 16-year-old explained. ‘But Meghan screamed my name and ran over to give me a hug.’

Harry reportedly agreed, telling Donel, ‘Our money’s on you’.

Just when we thought we couldn’t love Harry and Meghan any more than we did.

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Is Meghan Markle allowed to be Priyanka Chopra’s bridesmaid?

Is Meghan Markle allowed to be Priyanka Chopra’s bridesmaid?


We certainly hope so…

News broke last week that Meghan Markle’s BFF, Priyanka Chopra is engaged to Nick Jonas, and we couldn’t be more excited.

The pair started dating earlier this year, around the time that Priyanka was a guest at the royal wedding, although rumours of their relationship go as far back as the 2017 Met Gala.

Of course, people are already speculating who Priyanka’s bridesmaids will be – and, more specifically, whether Meghan will be on the list.

That said, we can’t help wondering what the rules are for a member of the royal family. Would Meghan be allowed to undertake the role of bridesmaid?

Fortunately for us, royal reporter Omid Scobie has shed some light on the situation.

‘There is no protocol that dictates whether an adult female member of the British Royal Family can take on the role of a bridesmaid or maid of honur at a non-royal’s wedding,’ he told Cosmopolitan.com.

‘However, it is an unlikely scenario for one simple reason: A female royal would not be expected to walk behind a “commoner”.

‘This is why in the past we saw Pippa Middleton as Duchess Kate’s maid of honour, but when Pippa got married Kate read a prayer.’

It’s worth noting that Prince Harry will fulfil the role of best man for friend Charlie van Straubenzee next month, so it’s not unheard of for royals to be involved in others’ wedding ceremonies.

Either way, the final decision lies with the Duchess of Sussex herself.

‘Should a female member of the Royal Family choose to take on a bridal party role at a friend’s wedding, it would be her own decision.

‘There’s no rule that wouldn’t allow this and she certainly wouldn’t need permission or guidance from Palace aides.’

It goes without saying that we’d love to see Meghan as a bridesmaid – we’ll just have to watch this space.

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Here’s how Kate Middleton is helping Meghan Markle with her family drama

Here’s how Kate Middleton is helping Meghan Markle with her family drama


Sister-in-law goals!

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Meghan Markle has had a trying time in the run and up and since becoming a Duchess, and unfortunately for the former actress, it all seems to surround one side of her family – the Markles.

There was the ongoing drama of whether her father, Thomas Markle, would be walking her down the aisle, not to mention his staged photographs for the press, and appearance on Good Morning Britain, even talking about Princess Diana in some controversial comments this week. Then of course there is her nephew, Tyler Dooley, who despite being estranged from the 36-year-old, named his Cannabis business after her and just landed himself an MTV show for the royal connection.

And of course, let’s not forget estranged half-sister Samantha Grant, who has been publicly badmouthing the Duchess, threatening to go on Celebrity Big Brother and even calling Chrissy Teigen ‘a pudgy airhead’ when she stood up for Meghan.

In short, Meghan has had a rough ride.

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It has been reported however, that the former Suits actress has been able to get through it with the help of the royal family, with one particularly comforting presence being now sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge.

‘Kate’s well aware of what Meghan is going through,’a source reportedly told Vanity Fair. ‘Her family has been dragged through the tabloids and she knows it’s not nice. She’s made a big effort to be kind to Meghan and look out for her.’

The source continued: ‘Kate’s made a real effort to be kind to Meghan and to include her. They’re quite different characters but they get along well.’

‘They speak on the phone and Kate makes a point of inviting Meghan over,’ the source went on. ‘I’d say they try to see each other once a week, sometimes with Harry, sometimes Meghan goes on her own. Kate’s really busy juggling three kids; she has a lot on her plate and she has her own friendship group, but she has made an effort with Meghan. She’s been very sympathetic to what’s been going on with Meghan and her dad.’

We’re so glad Meghan has Kate – sister-in-law goals to the max.

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Is Naomi Campbell pregnant with Skepta’s baby?

Is Naomi Campbell pregnant with Skepta’s baby?


Enquiring minds want to know.

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We love a good mystery, but this one might be too much for our hearts to take. Yesterday, grime artist Skepta posted an actual ultrasound to his Instagram post without any context and the internet is collectively losing its mind. Given that he and supermodel Naomi Campbell have been dating for a little while, many have assumed that the couple will be welcoming a new child and – if so – that baby is going to have the best genes.

The ultrasound was posted to Skepta’s Instagram yesterday and dated the 30th of July, accompanied by the words Baby Adenuga in the top left corner. (Skepta’s full name is Joseph Junior Adenuga, so it’s not just a name that’s been pulled out of a hat.) He also cryptically captioned it with a rose emoji and we NEED TO KNOW WHAT IT MEANS.

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Naomi has stayed super quiet about anything baby-related on the other hand, instead posting on Instagram about Jay-Z’s Trayvon Martin documentary and throwing up a few flashbacks to old shoots. The couple broke the internet earlier this year when they both featured as the cover stars of British GQ, where they were incredibly candid about their relationship and black representation in the media.

They revealed that they met in November 2016 at the British Fashion Awards, where they were both chosen to present awards and later took a polaroid together (with Kate Moss, no biggie). After they met, they also collaborated on a campaign for the underwear line MAINS and the photos were definitely proof the two had chemistry.

Skepta revealed to GQ, ‘[Naomi’s] like a bullet, she was just going and going and going and everyone has to like catch up.’

Naomi told Evening Standard Magazine earlier this year, ‘I think about having children all the time. But now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want.’

Well, it sounds like that time could be upon us. Can you imagine how tall their child would be?

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This is the one thing Meghan Markle is banned from doing on her birthday

This is the one thing Meghan Markle is banned from doing on her birthday


And we’re not sure what to think…

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Meghan Markle turns 37 this week, seeing in her first birthday as a royal on Saturday. But how will she celebrate?

Well, like most elements of Meghan’s life as a Duchess, there are rules and regulations.

Yes, while having a royal title gives access, opportunity and of course the luxury of living in a palace, there is also a lot of duty that comes with the role, and a hefty rulebook to follow.

From wearing tights and not wearing black, to a ban on shellfish and tracksuits, Meghan has been brushing up on all royal rules and guidelines in her Princess lessons, and it seems that her birthday is no exception.

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In fact, there is even a royal rule especially focused on birthdays, with the now Duchess banned from doing one particular thing as she welcomes in the big 3-7.

What can’t she do? Have a lavish party.

Yes, really. According to tradition, royals are not supposed to have big parties, and should instead have small family celebrations – a change from the kind of Hollywood celebrations Meghan is no doubt used to.

Either way, we’re sure Harry will have planned something special for the big day.

Last year, the prince whisked Meghan off on a safari in Botswana, so it’s going to be a hard celebration to follow from home.

We hope Meghan has a very happy birthday.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s joint monogram is gorgeous and she obviously had a hand in it

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s joint monogram is gorgeous and she obviously had a hand in it


And it’s utterly romantic.

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Some newlyweds set up joint bank accounts, others sit down and come up with an official joint monogram. Beady eyed royalists spotted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new monogram on a thank you note recently and it’s utterly romantic, combining both of their first initials in a cobalt blue.

Georgie Gardner, an Australian Today Show host who covered their wedding, shared a letter she had received from the couple after gifting them a handmade neoprene picnic blanket. Printed on official royal stationery, it was the never-before-seen sapphire blue monogram at the top of the letter that immediately caught people’s attention.

Their monogram combines the first letter of their names in gorgeous cursive and is topped off by a very familiar sight – the exact same crown that features in Meghan Markle’s coat of arms.

When the coat of arms was revealed, Buckingham Palace elaborated on the design of the crown and said, ‘[The crown] is the Coronet laid down by a Royal Warrant of 1917 for the sons and daughters of the Heir Apparent. It is composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.’

It’s no surprise that the romantic monogram is absolutely gorgeous, given that Meghan Markle is an avid calligrapher herself and may have even had a hand in whipping it up. She was certainly involved in the design of her own coat of arms, which brings together references to her home state California with golden poppies and an ocean blue backdrop as well as a songbird to represent her power with words.

The rest of the letter was also released and addressed to Georgia in gorgeous cursive writing, signed off with both Meghan and Harry’s signatures. The note read:

‘Dear Georgie, we wanted to write and thank you so much for the incredibly thoughtful wedding gift. We’re both delighted that you would think of us during this special time and greatly appreciate your kindness,’ it read.

It’s surprising that the pair had the time to send out thank you notes at all, as they’ve both been up to their ears in official engagements including Trooping the Colour, other royal weddings and Ascot since tying the knot.

They finished the letter, ‘We apologise for the delay in getting this letter to you but as you can hopefully understand it has been a very busy time for us. Thank you again for your kind gift. We are incredibly touched.’

Well, then. That’s certainly a letter you’d hang onto rather than shove straight into the recycling bin.

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3 rules to live by if you want to be more of a go-getter

3 rules to live by if you want to be more of a go-getter


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Hungry. Ambitious. Intelligent.

Every group of girlfriends has a ‘go-getter’ – you know the kind of woman we’re talking about, right? Confident and always there to inspire her friends, she’s on top of her life goals and encourages everyone else to do the same.

She’s got a fearless smile, tonnes of self-belief and that all-important drive to succeed.

If you’re ever in a flap or feeling stressed, a brunch date with her will instantly turn your mood around. And although you have no idea where she gets her endless supply of enthusiasm from – being around her makes you feel fired up to follow your dreams.

We’ll we’re taking on that mantle to help you be a total go-getter…

Looking for a new career?

Desperate to get out of your 9-5 but scared to take the leap? Escaping the daily grind to launch your own fashion brand/cafe/craft business is something we all daydream about. And you know what? Hard work + determination + some smart planning = a good chance of your dream career becoming a reality. Suss out short courses, workshops or evening classes where you can learn the skills you need to achieve your dream. Embrace the power of networking – if you want to be successful, you’re going to need support, so talk to people who inspire you or, even better, find yourself a mentor.

Be your best self…

Let’s face it: everything is better when we feel confident about the way we look. One thing that’s guaranteed to help boost your confidence is having a bright and healthy smile. Good teeth = good vibes, right? To strengthen enamel and whiten your teeth by four shades, Pearl Drops Strong Polished White, £6.99, is guaranteed to give you the confidence to succeed.

Smash those #fitnessgoals

If our go-getter friends have taught us anything, it’s to constantly challenge ourselves. So if running a marathon is on your bucket list, make it happen! Start off with a more do-able goal of running 5k and build on this every run. Make use of free apps like MapMyRun or Strava to help you find routes, track your progress and stay motivated. The knock-on effect of achieving a challenge like this is it teaches you what success feels like. Now, that sounds like the perfect excuse to invest in those new runners…

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Chrissy Teigen just took on Meghan Markle’s outspoken dad

Chrissy Teigen just took on Meghan Markle’s outspoken dad


And the internet is applauding.

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Meghan Markle has not had an easy ride since becoming a Duchess, and unfortunately for the former actress, it all seems to surround one side of her family – the Markles.

Her estranged half-sister Samantha Grant has admitted to ‘cashing in’ on Meghan’s royal status, with speculation that she might be appearing on Channel 5 reality show, Celebrity Big Brother, and her estranged nephew, Tyler Dooley, is reportedly getting his own MTV reality show after naming his Cannabis business after her.

It is Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, however who has made the most noise, claiming to have been shunned by the Windsors due to his repetitive interactions and staged photographs with the press, even appearing on Good Morning Britain where he divulged a little too much about his daughter.

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The 74-year-old’s latest public outburst was one of his most controversial yet, claiming that Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Diana ‘would have loathed the way [he has] been treated’, going on to insist that Meghan has cut him off and changed all of her numbers since she married Prince Harry.

‘She’d be nothing without me. I made her the Duchess she is today,’ he reportedly told The Mail on Sunday. ‘It would be easier for Meghan if I died [because] everybody would be filled with sympathy with her.’

While Meghan has yet to respond to her father’s comments, she didn’t have to, with model Chrissy Teigen speaking up enough for everyone.

The 32-year-old is never afraid to speak her mind and call out what she thinks is wrong, and Thomas Markle was no exception.

‘This guy…this guys sucks,’ she posted to Twitter. ‘What’s wrong with him? Let your daughter be happy, please. This is embarrassing.’

Unsurprisingly the comment didn’t go down well with the Markles, with Samantha Grant calling the model a ‘pudgy airhead’, but given the fact that Chrissy raked in a whopping 81k likes on her tweet, it looks like she said what everyone else was thinking.

Chrissy and Meghan – now that would make a seriously cool celebrity friendship.

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Lime Crime has launched in the UK and (unsurprisingly) it’s epic

Lime Crime has launched in the UK and (unsurprisingly) it’s epic


Everything you need to know about the zeitgeist-y vegan beauty brand

Sound the new make-up klaxon, because Lime Crime has officially touched down on UK soil.

Founded by Doe Deere in 2008, the brand is about as colourful and fun as you could possibly get, while its name is a nod to Deere’s favourite colour, green.

Every product in the line is carefully thought out, vegan and cruelty free, ticking all the boxes for modern make-up lovers.

Lime Crime has just taken up permanent residence in Selfridges, so allow us to take you on a whistle stop tour of their greatest hits that should definitely add to your beauty arsenal.

Velvetines

Lime Crime Velvetines Matte Lipstick, £18, Selfridges

Lime Crime Velvetines

Liquid lipstick without the dryness, these glide on for the perfect powdery-matte pout. The formula is so thin, but densely pigmented, that you’ll forget you’re even wearing it. We love shade Cashmere, a super soft dusky nude.

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Diamond Crushers

Lime Crime Diamond Crushers Lip Topper, £18, Selfridges

Think lipstick, but extra; these bad gals will add some serious sparkle and shine to your lip colour, taking your overall look to new boujie heights. Match your glitter colour to your lipstick or go all out with shimmering iridescent purple – aptly named ‘Unicorn’.

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Venus XL

Lime Crime Venus XL Eyeshadow Palette, £50.50, Selfridges

Lime Crime Venus XL

Palette lovers, if you have a passion for collecting and stacking your eyeshadow beauties then this is one you really need. The shadow itself is super fine with rich colour payoff, and they’re so blendable you’ll be able to create endless eye looks. Truly one of the best eyeshadow palettes out.

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Plushies

Lime Crime Plushies Lip Veil, £18, Selfridges

If Velvetines are too matte for your tastes, Plushies are that slightly silkier demi-matte with all the colour. Think fuller-looking lips with just the right dash of rich colour for the perfect pout, and tonnes of shades to choose from.

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Brushes

Lime Crime Aquarium Brush Set and Pouch, £52, Selfridges

These days brushes come in all colours, shapes and sizes, and the bolder the better. Not only do the Aquarium brushes perform, but they’ll look super cute on your dressing room table, too. Major unicorn vibes.

Buy now

Highlighter

Lime Crime Hi-Lite Palette in Opals, £35, Selfridges

It wouldn’t be a modern beauty brand without the inclusion of some killer highlighter palettes, like the Hi-Lites. Our favourite is the Opals palette, boasting holographic shades of pink, gold and peach for that multi-dimensional glow. Every highlighter addict needs this in their life.

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Safe to say that Lime Crime is well and truly on our radar.

We’ll see you in the beauty hall…

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This A-list couple just paid Harry and Meghan a visit at their country home

This A-list couple just paid Harry and Meghan a visit at their country home


The couples secretly stayed at Harry’s country home in Oxfordshire

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We’re already wondering how Meghan Markle will choose to do her wedding make-up…

Days after it’s revealed that Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are engaged – the former Disney star reportedly popped the question after two months of dating on Chopra’s 36th birthday in London – Us Weekly reports that the couple had another important reason for visiting the UK.

While the world was learning about the couple’s recent engagement, Jonas and Chopra reportedly met up with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their country home in Oxfordshire.

Priyanka and Meghan have been friends for a long time – the Quantico actress attended the royal wedding back in May, wishing the newlyweds ‘both love happiness and togetherness always’ in an emotional Instagram post afterwards. But for her fiancé it was the first time meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Even though it’s unclear what the two couples got up to during their time together, we can imagine that Chopra and Jonas probably had lots of wedding related questions for their friends.

One thing Nick Jonas didn’t need help with, however, was picking out an engagement ring. According to People, the singer closed down a Tiffany & Co store in New York to buy Priyanka’s ring. We cannot wait to see the first picture of that diamond.

Couple friend goals don’t get much better than these four.

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