Kate Middleton's engagement ring was actually meant for Meghan Markle

Kate Middleton's engagement ring was actually meant for Meghan Markle


Wait, what?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot last year in a star-studded ceremony, getting engaged just months after making their relationship public.

But it wasn’t the speedy proposal that made the most news, but rather the ring, with Prince Harry paying tribute to his mother, using diamonds from her collection as well as two from Africa to create Meghan’s very own sparkler.

It has recently emerged however that Meghan was originally supposed to have Princess Diana’s ring, the iconic 12-carat Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds that Prince William used to proposed to Kate Middleton.

‘After Diana died, the boys both chose a keepsake from Kensington Palace when they moved to Charles’ rooms in St James’s Palace,’ a source reportedly told the Daily Star.

‘Prince William picked his mum’s Cartier watch, and Harry picked her sapphire and diamond engagement ring. But they had an agreement that whoever got engaged first would have Diana’s ring – and of course that was William and Kate.’

In a recent Amazon Prime documentary, The Diana Story, the Princess of Wales’ former butler Paul Burrell opened up more about the moment, saying that Harry’s ‘selfless’ act was something Princess Diana would have done.

‘Harry said to him: “Wouldn’t it be fitting if she had mummy’s ring?”‘, Paul said of Harry giving the ring to his brother. ‘Then one day that ring will be sat on the throne of England. Harry gave up his precious treasure.’

Paul continued: ‘His one thing he kept from his mother, he gave to his brother. That’s selfless, kind and exactly who Diana was.’

Well, that’s lovely.

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Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod are going into business together

Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod are going into business together


Yes, really.

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Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod are one of the most talked-about couples in the world, with the two A-listers recently confirming their engagement after two years ago.

‘She said yes’, read A-Rod’s Instagram caption alongside a photograph of J-Lo’s sparkling engagement ring.

And ever since, the loved-up duo have been public about their love for each other, moving through the relationship milestones.

This week, their latest milestone was revealed – and it’s a big one.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are going into business together.

Yes, really.

The couple have teamed up with Fitplan, collaborating with the app to offer fitness coaching, something they both do a lot of anyway on their own social channels.

The news was announced by A. Rod Corp, via an Instagram video giving a preview alongside the caption, ‘Excited to announce our partnership with @fitplan_app. Get ready to workout with @arod & @jlo. More to come.’

‘We’re really happy,’ Jennifer explained in an interview with People since their engagement. ‘Everything that we do, we do together. He knows my dreams and I know his dreams, and together we feel like we’re stronger.’

She continued: ‘We’re constantly supporting each other in our individual endeavours and thinking about all the things that we can build together.’

A-Rod certainly seemed to agree, adding: ‘We have [an] appreciation for where we are in our lives today, and that’s what we’re enjoying the most.’

Going into business, raising a family and planning a wedding together while both leading high-flying lives – is there nothing this power couple can’t do?

We’re so ready for this app to drop.

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This is what the royals got in their GCSEs and A-levels

This is what the royals got in their GCSEs and A-levels


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It’s GCSE results day! It’s a nerve wracking time for everyone who has poured all their free time into studying for their exams.

However, have you ever wondered what grades your favourite royals received when they took their GCSEs and A-levels?

Let’s take a look at how they got on when they were taking their exams…

Royal family GCSE and A-level results

Prince William

He left school with 12 GCSEs, and went on to achieve three A-levels, including an A in geography, an A in history of art and a C in biology.

Prince Harry

The Duke of Sussex left Eton with 11 GCSEs, and his A-level results included a B in art and a D in geography.

Kate Middleton

The Duchess of Cambridge received 11 GCSEs and 3 A-levels, an A in maths, A in art and B in English. She graduated from St. Andrews with a 2:1 in History of Art.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana failed her GSCEs (then O-levels) twice, but she did excel in deportment when she attended finishing school in Switzerland.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles left school with 5 GCSEs (then O-levels) and 2 A-levels, including a B in History and a C in French.

The Queen

She speaks French fluently, but surprisingly (or not surprisingly), the Queen has never taken any exams and therefore has no GCSEs or A-levels. As a child she was taught by a governess from 9.30am until 11am and her mother and father believing it was more important for the future monarch to have fun.

Princess Beatrice

Prince Andrew’s eldest daughter achieved 9 GCSEs, including two A*s with her best grades in history and drama. She got As in French and art, with Bs in all other subjects.

Princess Eugenie

She has 9 GCSEs, including two A*s, four As and three Bs.

Meghan Markle

Growing up in the USA, Meghan’s school system was very different to what we know in the UK. However, the Duchess of Sussex was said to be a keen performer during her high school years and went on to university to study Theatre and International Relations.

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Harry and Meghan release a statement following the private jet controversy

Harry and Meghan release a statement following the private jet controversy


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have both been vocal about tackling climate change and have frequently encouraged people to switch to a more eco-friendly way of living.

However, the couple came under fire this week when it was revealed that they had used private jets to go on several holidays over the last month. They were heavily criticised for their decision and faced an onslaught of online abuse.

‘It’s a joke them using planes like we use cars and lecturing us on climate change,’ one user posted to Twitter. ‘To them we are peasants that should cut back so they can indulge in their gold plated lifestyles.’

‘I can’t believe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are being such hypocrites,’ posted another. ‘I’m really disappointed.’

While they’ve remained quiet on the topic, they have shared a quote on their Instagram page just days after the media and Twitter storm started, which read: ‘Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good together that overwhelm the world.’

The quote was captioned: ‘An inspiring quote for the day – wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

‘The Archbishop is an anti-apartheid and human rights activist, who was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize for his continued efforts to champion equality for all.’

Earlier this week, singer Pink took to Twitter to defend the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, writing: ‘I’m happy to see people coming to the defence of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The way people treat her is the most public form of bullying I have seen in a while. It’s out of control.

‘Let’s all be a bit kinder, huh? Let’s show our children that it’s cool to be kind.’

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Robert De Niro’s company is suing a former employee for binge-watching Friends at work

Robert De Niro’s company is suing a former employee for binge-watching Friends at work


Wait, what?

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After ten years of being there for us, Friends left our screens in 2004 – leaving a Central Perk shaped hole in our hearts – and we’re still not over it. Yes it may have been 15 years since Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica, Phoebe and Joey made their last appearances but it still feels like it was just yesterday.

And while we do quote our favourite six in the office as well as in our own homes, we do draw the line at binge-watching Friends episodes at our desks, something that has caused a former employee of Robert De Niro’s company to come under fire.

The actor’s Canal Productions has reportedly filed a $6 million lawsuit against one of their ex employees, Chase Robinson, and according to Variety, one of the reasons is for binge-watching Friends in company time.

Yes, the lawsuit reportedly alleged that she binge-watched Netflix, reportedly watching 55 episodes of Friends in four days, and 20 episodes of Arrested Development and 10 episodes of Schitt’s Creek in a separate four days.

‘Watching shows on Netflix was not in any way part of or related to the duties and responsibilities of Robinson’s employment and, on information and belief, was done for her personal entertainment, amusement and pleasure at times when she was being paid to work,’ the suit alleges.

There are however other reasons for the lawsuit, with Variety reporting that the lawsuit also accuses the former assistant turned Vice President of production and finance of embezzling money.

According to the lawsuit, filed in New York state court over the weekend, Robinson – who is reported to have had a six figure salary – racked up significant hotel, restaurant and travel costs on her company card. And according to The New York Post, her expenses far surpassed necessities, reportedly including a Louis Vuitton bag, dog sitters and a $1,311 flower arrangement for her birthday.

It has also been reported that Robinson allegedly transferred 5 million frequent flyer miles from Robert De Niro’s account to her own for her holidays.

Chase Robinson reportedly resigned from the company in April this year, with the lawsuit alleging that she drafted her own recommendation letter from the company, something Robert De Niro is said to have refused to sign.

Robert De Niro has not yet made a comment.

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The latest update about Brad Pitt's relationship with his children is heartbreaking

The latest update about Brad Pitt's relationship with his children is heartbreaking


Here’s everything to know…

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Despite filing for divorce three years ago, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s separation has been a messy one, with the couple finally announced to be single this year after choosing to ‘bifurcate’ their marriage.

The couple will now both have a ‘single’ status while continuing with divorce proceedings, rather than remain to be legally bound as they have been these past three years.

Brad and Angelina have now reportedly set a co-parenting schedule, enabling their children to spend their summer across two cities, New Mexico where Ange is filming her new movie and LA where Brad lives.

But it wasn’t the 50-50 custody that the two are reportedly working to have, or the fact that their six children will reportedly keep their hyphenated names that is making news today.

Instead, it’s Brad’s relationship with his son Maddox that has become a conversation topic.

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According to Us Weekly, Brad and his eldest son aren’t as close as they used to be, with reports that Maddox has distanced himself from his father.

According to a source via the publication, ’Maddox doesn’t really see himself as Brad’s son.’

And while one source reported that Maddox ‘is very close with Angie’, who adopted him in 2002, a source via Us Weekly has reported that Maddox has ‘some simmering resentment’ towards Brad.

In fact, the publication went on to report that Brad had found out about his son’s decision to move to South Korea to study at Yonsei University in Seoul, just before it was in the news.

This comes after Brad reportedly got into an altercation with Maddox in 2016, something that is said to have prompted Angelina Jolie to file for divorce.

Concluding their opinion, Us Weekly’s source added: ‘Brad’s hopeful that as his son gets older, they’ll become close again.’

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Meghan Markle shares a behind-the-scenes video of her charity clothing line

Meghan Markle shares a behind-the-scenes video of her charity clothing line


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Earlier this year, Meghan Markle became a patron of Smartworks, an empowering charity which aims to ‘dress and coach unemployed women for job success’.

Last month she guest-edited Vogue and spoke about her work with the charity, saying: ‘When you walk into a Smart Works space you’re met with racks of clothing and an array of bags and shoes. Sometimes, however, it can be a potpourri of mismatched sizes and colours, not always the right stylistic choices or range of sizes.

‘To help with this, I asked Marks & Spencer, John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw and my friend, the designer Misha Nonoo, if they were willing to design a capsule collection of more classic options for a workwear wardrobe.

‘Taking the idea further, many of the brands agreed to use the one-for-one model: for each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to the charity.’

Now, the Duchess of Sussex has shared a behind-the-scenes video of her upcoming clothing line on her official Instagram page, @SussexRoyal.

The sneak peek was titled ‘Behind the scenes’ and revealed a little more about the collection, with a caption that read: ‘A sneak peek at the new @SmartworksCharity capsule collection shoot, ahead of the autumn launch.

‘An initiative supporting the Smart Works collective which will equip women entering the work force with the key work wear essentials they need.’

The womenswear range will include ‘classic options’ such as the black dress and white shirt featured in the clip.

It will launch in autumn in partnership with the high street stores, and we’re certain that it will be a huge hit.

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The Queen and Prince Philip were forced to interrupt their holiday for a very important reason

The Queen and Prince Philip were forced to interrupt their holiday for a very important reason


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The Queen is undoubtedly one of the most talked-about people in the world, with the monarch famed for her sharp wit, sweet bonds with family members and her Queen-worthy perks (from having someone to wear in her shoes to banning this food from her kitchen).

This week however it wasn’t her extra perks and privileges that got the world talking, but instead her holiday plans, with Queen Elizabeth known to summer in her Balmoral holiday home each year.

Balmoral this year has been a constant source of conversation, from the reports that Prince William and Kate Middleton might be delaying their visit to avoid Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, to the revelation that the Queen’s reported favourite holiday activity has been cancelled.

This week, Balmoral made news once more, as the Queen and Prince Philip interrupted their holiday to bestow a very important and rare honour.

Yes, really. The two royals honoured former member of the royal household, Paul Hughes, who worked as the chief clerk and accountant of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Household in 2009.

The honour in question was the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order, a privilege that is reportedly extremely rare.

But what is the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order? Well, according to the royal family’s official website, it’s a personal gift of the Sovereign, given only ‘to those who have served The Queen or the monarchy in a particular way.’

Congratulations to Mr Hughes, and we hope that the Queen and Prince Philip continue to have a relaxing holiday!

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Here's how Pinterest played a huge role in Meghan's royal wedding prep

Here's how Pinterest played a huge role in Meghan's royal wedding prep


We get it.

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Planning a wedding is an extremely stressful ordeal nowadays. Should you go for roses or lilies? Band or DJ? Salmon or chicken? And let’s not even get started on the selection of bridesmaids – and actually managing to keep them as friends afterwards.

There is an unbelievable pressure on everything to be perfect and to keep up with the most recent wedding trends – how could there not be with a couple of hundred guests rocking up to judge it.

Now let’s elevate the stress and prep to Meghan Markle’s scale, with her royal wedding raking in 1.9 billion viewers last year. That’s a lot of pressure.

It’s hardly surprising therefore that she reportedly got into Pinterest to prep for the big day, with the now Duchess of Sussex apparently using the platform to pick her make up look.

Celebrity make up artist (and close friend of Meghan), Daniel Martin, recently opened up about helping the royal select her beauty look for the big day, and then carry it out.

‘I didn’t have a makeup trial with her because we couldn’t make the time,’ he explained on a recent episode of Gloss Angeles, going on to tell the beauty podcast: ‘I knew what she liked and didn’t like. We exchanged a Pinterest pictures over text.’

Going on to talk about wedding make up in general, he continued: ‘I feel like you can’t stray too far from who you want to be and who you are because the last thing you want to do is look at these pictures and think, “I was not comfortable looking like that.” You still have to have a sense of who you are.’

When going back to talk about doing Meghan’s wedding make up, Daniel explained that it was ‘like a friend asking [him] to do her wedding’, recalling how they didn’t realise quite how iconic the moment was until they saw the crowds afterwards.

‘We had our phones off,’ he explained. ‘We didn’t know what was happening outside. It was a moment in time that I’m always going to have. But I have to be honest, it’s kind of a blur because so much happened in that 15 hours.’

And how was Meghan to work with? According to Daniel, ‘the most chill person’, going on explain, ‘that morning was just easy. Nothing phased us. She’s still the same person.’

Well, that’s that.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new nanny

Here’s everything you need to know about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new nanny


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were already the most talked-about couple in the world before baby Archie’s arrival, but since they welcomed their newborn, the noise has grown even louder.

From nursery colour palettes and luxurious baby brands to Godparent choices and future schools, this miniature royal has to be the most talked about baby of 2019.

One of the most talked-about aspects of baby Archie’s life is his nannies, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hiring a nanny, as well as understandably getting some help from Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland who has reportedly been on hand.

But with the couple reportedly letting their first nanny go and their second nanny only working nights, the couple – according to sources – has hired their third nanny in three months, and she’s a keeper.

A royal insider told The Sun that ‘Meghan is a very hands-on mum but the new nanny is a godsend’, going on to explain that ‘she is extremely professional, with a number of nannying years under her belt, and has fitted into the family really well.’

The source continued: ‘She’s great with little Archie and just adores him. Harry and Meghan are very happy with her.’

Congratulations to the whole Sussex family!

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