Kate Middleton just wore another stunning dress by one of her favourite designers

Kate Middleton just wore another stunning dress by one of her favourite designers


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Kate Middleton appeared on The One Show this week to talk to young people about staying safe online.

The Duchess of Cambridge made an appearance alongside her husband, Prince William, to talk about their cyber bullying campaign as part of Anti-Bullying week. They hope to encourage children to spot signs of online bullying with the help of the Kids Online Wellbeing app, which aims to educate young people about how to stay safe on social media.

The couple spoke to hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones about the work they are doing.

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Prince William said: ‘You are creating a practical, powerful tool to help children use their smartphones and social media with confidence and with safety. I am so proud that this has sprung out of the Cyberbullying Taskforce work.

‘It’s now important that our technology partners get right behind the app to make sure all children can benefit. We’re counting on all of you.’

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a stunning turquoise dress by one of her favourite designers – Emilia Wickstead – and teamed it with a pair of black heels.

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Eagle-eyed fans noticed that it isn’t the first time that we’ve seen Kate in the dress. She is known for recycling her outfits, and she first wore it back in 2014 when she touched down in New Zealand as part of a royal tour.

The couple opened up about why they decided to get involved with the anti-cyber bullying initiative, with William revealing: ‘I saw that my friends and peers were seriously worried about the risks of the very powerful tools we were putting in our children’s hands.

‘For too many families, phones and social media shattered the sanctity and protection of the home.

Talking about his work with mental health charities, he added: ‘I met families who had suffered the ultimate loss.

‘For too many, social media and messaging was supercharging the age-old problem of bullying, leaving some children to take their own lives when they felt it was unescapable.’

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Here’s why everyone’s talking about these photos of Kate Middleton and Prince Louis

Here’s why everyone’s talking about these photos of Kate Middleton and Prince Louis

And we can’t ‘unsee’ it…

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Words by Niamh McCollum

Both Clarence House and Kensington Palace have shared new official portraits of the royal family to celebrate Prince Charles’ 70th birthday this week.

The two photographs in question feature the Prince of Wales and his family, with Charles and Camilla sat on a wooden bench in the garden of their Clarence House home, surrounded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and of course their grandchildren – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Everyone looked blissfully happy, relaxed, and oh so beautiful…but one thing that has really had people talking, is just how strikingly similar Prince Louis looks to his mum when she was the same age.

Here’s a cute close up of Prince Louis – who would have been around five months old at the time the photo was taken:

And here’s an image of Kate at roughly the same age:

Can’t tell the difference, can you? We know!

Already bearing such similar features to his stunning mum, we can tell that we’re going to be ooh-ing and aah-ing over the next adorable pics of little Louis to be released over the coming years.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as they say.

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Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne and the whole Fantastic Beasts cast have sorted each other into Hogwarts houses

Who needs a sorting hat?

You would have to have been living under a rock to be unaware of the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the highly anticipated second instalment of the of the prequel series.

Does Jacob Kowalski remember magic since being obliviated? Will the Niffler be making a grand return? And how on earth are we supposed to focus on any of this or the other story arcs when Jude Law is playing a young hot Dumbledore??

There are so many questions left unanswered, so Junior Digital News Editor Jenny Proudfoot sat down with the Fantastic Beasts cast to talk favourite stunts, the secrets of apparating and to hear what Hogwarts houses they would be in. Spoiler alert – there are a lot of Hufflepuffs in this ensemble!

The results?

Eddie Redmayne – Hufflepuff

Jude Law – Gryffindor

Katherine Waterston -Hufflepuff

Ezra Miller – Slytherin

Claudia Kim – Slytherin

Dan Fogler – Hufflepuff

Alison Sudol –

Callum Turner – Hufflepuff

Which Hogwarts houses would you sort each other into and why?

What were you favourite memories/ stunts from the film?

Talk me through the apparating process…

Sum up the whole filming experience in one word:



Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald comes to UK cinemas on 16 November.

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Meghan Markle wore the ultimate little black dress and it’s £50 from M&S

Meghan Markle wore the ultimate little black dress and it’s £50 from M&S

Manolo Blahniks not included.

When it comes to fashion, Meghan Markle’s really come into her own as a royal fashion icon and we’ve been keeping tabs on her favourite fashion brands, best tour outfits and more. However there was one gorgeous dress that she wore recently that we fell in love with, but just couldn’t place. While attending the Festival of Remembrance over the weekend, she was photographed in a super sophisticated LBD and the internet thankfully stepped in to solve where it was from. It turns out that it’s actually a piece you can grab off the high street, as the Duchess of Sussex opted for an M&S dress that cost just under £50.

Although there isn’t a super clear full length photo of Meghan Markle in the dress, there’s been snatches of the sophisticated sheath in pictures. The Royal British Legion wound up putting up a couple of photographs from the festival, which was held to honour past British servicemen and women, and if you look super closely you can see spot her in the chic V-neck piece.

The team behind @whatmeghanwore were the first to identify the dress, which is shockingly still available online on M&S. Given that Meghan Markle has a tendency to break websites and instantly sell things out within moments of wearing a designer item, it seems like the high street retailer is better equipped to deal with the onslaught of royalists that want a Markle original.

On M&S’ website, they revealed the dress was crafted from a stretchy double crepe material and features a ‘elegant off-shoulder neckline’ with a folded over detail. Although Markle kept her make-up and accessories relatively simple (barring a quintessential poppy pin), the brand advised pairing it with a bright red lip and ‘your favourite jewellery’. There’s only a few sizes of the dress still available, but if you don’t mind grabbing it in a different shade – it’s also available in red.

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The Duchess of Sussex accessorised the look with a pair of heels from Manolo Blahnik, another one of her famous Meghan Markle coats (this one by Stella McCartney) and nude tights according to royal protocol.

Honestly, we’re keen to see more high street designers in Meghan Markle’s wardrobe. Her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, has been known to wear a Zara piece or two as well and she always looks amazing in them. We’re super keen to see more fashion icons following suitproving it’s possible to dress chic on a budget.

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Eddie Redmayne said Prince William had a rough time playing rugby back in college

Eddie Redmayne said Prince William had a rough time playing rugby back in college

‘I always felt a bit sorry for him.’

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It seems like everybody in the upper echelons of British society seem to have crossed paths in some way, though Prince William and Eddie Redmayne’s connection was one that took us by surprise. It turns out the pair attended Eton College together as boys and were actually closer than you might expect, as the Fantastic Beasts star revealed they both were on the school’s rugby team. Although it’s a pretty cool opportunity for a mic drop on Redmayne’s part, it turns out that it wasn’t all fun and games for Prince William on the field. It turns out that he was frequently singled out by other rugby teams as a prime target.

While starring on the talk show Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen, Redmayne was asked by a fan about his unexpected link to the royal. They asked, ‘Since you played rugby with Prince William, have you played rugby with him since?’

Although Redmayne didn’t reveal whether he and Prince William had nipped out for a quick game recently, he did dish on their time back at school together. He said, ‘I did play rugby with Prince William. I always felt a bit sorry for him.’

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It’s hard to believe now that we’d have any reason to feel sorry for the royal, but yikes – his rugby career sounds like it was marred with bruises.

Redmayne elaborated, ‘Any school you played – all they wanted to do was tackle Prince William so that they could say, ‘I tackled Prince William.’’

And honestly, it doesn’t sound like he was joking. We went through the archives and managed to find a picture of Prince William back in 1995, with a few guys double the size of him hot on his tail.

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As for whether Redmayne also had a tough time? Well, it sounds like it was easy going for him as he continued, ‘If you were standing next to Prince William like I was, it was actually quite easy and quite fun.’

So there you have it folks, Newt Scamander’s the kind of guy that will happily throw people under the bus to get ahead in life. (We’re joking, obviously.)

Since the interview went live, the Mirror kindly brought the most amazing photograph of Redmayne and Prince William to our attention. An Eddie Redmayne Twitter fan account posted a photo of the pair back at Eton goofing off with the rest of their classmates, both dressed in the goofiest waistcoat. While Prince William chose to walk on the wild side with tiger stripes, Redmayne’s Pringles waistcoat had us full on cackling at the office.

It looks like it was some kind of inside joke between the pair, as the rest of their classmates were dressed in comparatively boring waistcoats. We need to know the story behind this picture, can anyone drop them a line and find out?

We’re secretly hoping that Prince William and Eddie Redmayne both still have those waistcoats at the back of their closet, waiting for the day that they have an Eton reunion. Bring out the Pringles waistcoat again Redmayne, the world deserves to witness its glory.

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This is how much each member of the royal family is worth

This is how much each member of the royal family is worth

Wait, WHAT?

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Being a royal is a full time job, with most members of the royal family choosing to forego a career to become part of the most famous family in the world.

Yes, they are undoubtedly some of the most talked-about people in the world, with the public wanting to know everything about them, from what TV programmes they like to watch inside the palace walls and the pet names they call each other to what Kate and Wills order when they get takeaway.

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One of the most common questions involving the Windsor-Mountbattens however is, how much are the members of the royal family actually worth?

Well lucky for everyone, global wealth firm Wealth-X has done some digging and estimated the worth of all of the royal family members we know and love, and the results are pretty surprising.

Where does their money come from? Everything from the ownership of castles and yearly salaries from parliament to trust funds, fashion influence and of course former careers (we’re looking at you Meghan Markle).

This is the predicted worth of each royal family member…

Queen Elizabeth
£405 million

Prince Charles
£312 million

Prince Andrew
£58 million

Prince Edward
£35 million

Prince Philip
£23 million

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Princess Anne
£23 million

Prince William
£20-31 million

Prince Harry
£20-31 million

Zara Tindall
£15.6 million

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
£7.8 million


Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
£3.9 million

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
£3.9 million

Princes Beatrice
£3.9 million

Princess Eugenie
£3.7 million


Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis aren’t yet old enough to be earning, but according to Reader’s Digest, it has already been revealed that Princess Charlotte’s impact on the economy is worth over £1 billion more than her older brother, Prince George’s – hello Princess Charlotte effect. And while this isn’t the same as net worth, it proves that the miniature royals carry just as much influence as their elders!

Well that’s that.

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This is the one beauty product that Meghan Markle uses to hide tired eyes

This is the one beauty product that Meghan Markle uses to hide tired eyes


Have you heard of the Meghan Markle effect? Every time that the Duchess of Sussex wears a particular fashion brand or shows off her exquisite taste in jewellery, their websites crash and the items sell out in absolutely no time.

She is one of the most famous women on the planet, and everyone wants to emulate her style, and when it comes to her make-up bag it’s no different.

We know that this is why she never wears red lipstick, and we’ve even created a guide to Meghan Markle’s favourite beauty products so that you can copy some of her signature looks. You’re welcome.

So when we found out that she has a very smart way of hiding tired eyes, we needed to share it.

Firstly, the Duchess always has a gorgeous glow. Prince Harry and Meghan are expecting their first child in Spring and she is rumoured to be around five months pregnant. In the early months she explained that it felt ‘like jet lag’, and despite the fact she was also on a pretty hectic royal tour she still looked as beautiful and fresh-faced as ever.

So is it down to this one trick?

According to celebrity make-up artist Francesca Abrahamovitch, the secret is down to her eyeliner.

She told FEMAIL: ‘Meghan appears to be wearing a nude eyeliner in her lower waterline. I love this look and use it a lot on my clients, especially when they have super-early starts.’

That’s right – she’s swapped her former favourite chocolate brown eyeliner for a nude tone.

Simple. And genius.

Brb, we’re off to find some…

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Spot on Brexit tweets that will make you laugh through the tears

Spot on Brexit tweets that will make you laugh through the tears

‘The Brexit secretary job is the real life Defence Against the Dark Arts teaching post’

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It’s been a pretty rough 24 hours for those of us who happen to have a news app on their phone, with an onslaught of breaking news alerts as Brexit comes to a head. From the unveiling of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal, an onslaught of resignations and Jacob Rees-Mogg calling for a vote of no-confidence in May, it’s been a harrowing time for anybody who’s been following British politics. Although there’s a lot to be nervous and furious about, there’s a number of Brits on Twitter who have turned to that great national past time: dealing with internal despair with comedy.

As the drama unfolded yesterday night, there were a number of tweets that captured just how hilariously awful the entire situation is. Quite honestly, they were the only things keeping us from breaking down into tears and weeping about the whole thing. Many users hit on the seemingly endless string of resignations by Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, cabinet minister Esther McVey and several junior ministers.

Others also hit on the fact that now that Dominic Raab has stepped down, there’s a not so cushy role as Brexit Secretary going.

Given that Theresa May held a surprise press conference last night, many speculated that she would actually be stepping down from her position as Prime Minister. However, she instead doubled down and said, ‘I am going to see this through.’

That didn’t stop one Twitter user from pulling one of the greatest pranks of all time, fooling people into thinking she had actually stepped down. Matt Chorley fooled people into thinking the PM had resigned, when in fact a CEO with a very similar last name stepped down from Patisserie Valerie. NGL, he had us going for a second.

With a lot of things hanging in the balance including the question of the Irish border, freedom of travel in the EU and whether or not we can still back out of Brexit, there’s understandably a lot of confusion about it all. That said though, there’s nothing most of us can do but watch the slow moving car crash.

That said, some people still had hope that we might be able to deus ex machina our way out of this mess:

While others worried about our international reputation:

And others basically nailed the situation with an appeal to our innate Britishness:

In any case, it’s all shaping up to be a very interesting week.

And we use the word interesting in the most English way possible, meaning we honestly, politely, just don’t know what else to say.

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Another A-lister has been admitted to hospital with hyperemesis

Another A-lister has been admitted to hospital with hyperemesis

But what is it?

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Hyperemesis gravidarum is a longstanding pregnancy complication, first coming onto most of our radars when Kate Middleton was revealed to be suffering from it.

The Duchess was admitted to hospital and forced to miss several important events to rest, even having to forego Prince George’s first day at school due to the debilitating condition.

The symptoms? Severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, feeling faint and possible dehydration.

While Kate’s experience definitely raised awareness around the condition, another A-lister seems to have joined her, with 37-year-old comedian Amy Schumer taking to Instagram to announce that she had been diagnosed with the condition.

‘Texas I am so deeply sorry. I have been really looking forward to these shows. I have to reschedule,’ she posted of her need to cancel the gigs she was in town for. ‘I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story. I’ve been even more ill this trimester. I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bullshit! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati! They are cool as hell! And Texas I am really really sorry and I’ll be out there as soon as I’m better.’

This is Amy’s first pregnancy with her husband Chris Fischer, with the couple announcing the good news in October.

We’re wishing Amy a speedy recovery!

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These beauty podcasts will add a serious sparkle to your morning commute

These beauty podcasts will add a serious sparkle to your morning commute

Download and subscribe to these immediately

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If there’s one kind of podcast I love to listen to, it’s a beauty one. With beauty as my day job, you’d think that by the time I leave the office I’m done with all things make-up, hair and skincare for the day.

But in a tie with a good book, beauty podcasts are my favourite thing to consume on my journey home. (They’re also great for the bath or a Sunday afternoon, FYI.)

With this in mind, I’ve rounded up a handful of the most popular beauty podcasts below for you to peruse and download. Between them, they’ve got pretty much everything you could possibly want to know about beauty covered. Happy listening!

Beauty Full Lives

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A relative newcomer to the beauty pod game, beauty journalist and blogger Madeleine Spencer launched Beauty Full Lives earlier this year and boy, is it a good’un. Focusing on our emotional relationship with beauty and with our favourite products, Madeleine already has an amazing guest roster that includes Sam & Nic Chapman, Holly Willoughby and Millie Mackintosh, as well as upcoming guests Kylie Minogue, Zoella, Mary Greenwell and Caroline Hirons. Each guest discusses the most poignant beauty moments from their life, reminding us all that beauty is about so much more than what we put on our face or in our hair. Five stars.

Listen now

Fat Mascara

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Hosted by two US beauty directors, Jessica Matlin and Jennifer Goldstein, Fat Mascara discusses topical beauty news, trends, product recommendations, industry goss and more. Most episodes feature a lengthy beauty-related interview, with previous guests including the likes of Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Jo Malone CBE and Aerin Lauder, to name but a few.

Expect tips and anecdotes from world class make-up artists, hair stylists and beauty brand founders to fuel your obsession, as well as a LOT of lols. Plus, Jen and Jess put links to the people, places and products mentioned in each episode on the Fat Mascara website afterwards. There are now over 130 episodes for you to download and tune into, so now’s as good as time as any to get cracking.

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The Emma Guns Show

The Emma Guns Show by Emma Gunavardhana is a one-on-one chat with brilliant famous faces from all walks of life, but predominantly with a link to the beauty industry. Beauty journalist and presenter Emma really does cover it all: One episode she’ll be sat down with Beck Dorey-Stein, author of From the Corner of the Oval Office, the next she’ll be with world-renowned dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross talking all things skin. Other top guests from the nearly 200-episode strong pod include Nadine Baggot, Ruth Crilly, Claudia Winkleman, Lily Pebbles and more. Get plugged in.

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Full Coverage

Hosted by Harriet Hadfield and Lindsay Kelk, Full Coverage is basically everything a beauty junkie can ask for in podcast form: Brand new launches, cult products, how-tos, empties and industry interviews galore. It’s a gold mine. Great guests include the founders of top brands like Elemis and Ciaté London, and equally famous beauty faces like Sali Hughes. There’s even a crossover episode with The Emma Guns Show above. What more could you ask for, really?

Listen now

Breaking Beauty

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‘Behind every beauty product there’s a damn good story’ – instantly you’re drawn in, right? Breaking Beauty, hosted by former magazine editors Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins chat to ‘icons and icons in the making’ about all things beauty. The premise is all about the best-selling beauty products and the stories that make them, so you’ll learn a lot of make-up and skincare anecdotes along the way. Top guests include the Bobbi Brown, Caroline Hirons, celeb hairstylist and Ouai founder Jen Atkin, Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and so many more…

Listen now

Apologies in advance for filling up your phone memory – but it’s totally worth it.

Got a favourite podcast you think we should subscribe to? Let us know at @marieclaireuk

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