The Queen’s old house is up for sale and it’s stunning

The Queen’s old house is up for sale and it’s stunning


Anyone got a spare £5 million?

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Being the Queen has its advantages, with the monarch having personal chefs, someone to break in her shoes for her and not one but two birthdays.

But it wasn’t these that made Queen Elizabeth headline news this week, but rather her property, with one of the Queen’s former homes put up for sale.

No, it’s not Buckingham Palace, or Balmoral, or Windsor Castle for that matter. Instead, the house in question is her former Malta home, Villa Guardamangia. And it could be yours for a cool £5.3 million.

Fans of The Crown will know that the royal couple lived in Malta part-time in the early years of their marriage, between 1949 and 1951, during which Prince Philip served on HMS Chequers as part of the Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet.

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The 1,560sqm villa, on the outskirts of Valletta, is more like a mansion than a house, boasting six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a huge sitting room.

Having the Queen as a former resident however is undoubtedly its main selling point, with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh even given a watercolour painting of their former house during their 2015 visit to Malta.

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‘Visiting Malta is always very special for me,’ the Queen recalled during the visit. ‘I remember happy days here with Prince Philip when we were first married.’

If you’ve got £5 million spare, happy house hunting.

If not, same.

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This royal family member will be missing from baby Archie’s Christening

This royal family member will be missing from baby Archie’s Christening


Wait, what?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together last month, naming their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The couple introduced baby Archie to the world two days later, posing for photographs, but other than a sweet Mother’s Day Instagram, we have been without baby updates, with Prince Harry only breaking his silence this weekend to post a proper photograph of his son.

Yes, speculation has been rising around every aspect of baby Sussex’s life, from who his Godparents will be to the nursery colour palette of choice. But the most talked-about aspect is undoubtedly his Christening, with the public wanting to know everything from the date and location, to who will be in attendance.

Now, we have the answers.

Archie Harrison will be christened at St George’s Chapel in July, with an exact date yet to be announced.

And while the full guest list is not yet known, there will of course be a lot of royal faces in the pews.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children are expected to be in attendance, as are Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland also expected to fly in for the occasion. But one royal family member who will not be attending is the Queen, due to prior commitments.

We’re sure she (like everyone else in the world) is looking forward to the photographs!

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Prince Harry has just released the first proper photo of baby Sussex

Prince Harry has just released the first proper photo of baby Sussex


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together last month, naming their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The couple introduced baby Archie to the world two days later, posing for photographs, but other than a sweet Mother’s Day Instagram, we have been without baby updates and hadn’t even had a proper glimpse of the newborn.

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And while speculation has been rising about every aspect of baby Sussex, from Godparent choices and nursery colour palettes to baby fashion brands favoured by the royals, what the public really wanted was to see what the miniature royal looks like.

This is something that the Sussex family gave us this weekend, releasing a photo of the newborn holding Prince Harry’s finger to mark Father’s Day.

‘Happy Father’s Day!’, the caption read alongside the image on the Sussex Royal Instagram. ‘And wishing a very special first Father’s Day to The Duke of Sussex!’

This is the latest update, coming after a recent report that the royals are enjoying lots of visitors, most recently Harry’s Argentine polo player pal, Nacho Figueras.

‘Meghan is glowing and radiant,’ a source explained to PEOPLE of Meghan since having Archie. ‘And, of course, everyone wants to meet the baby.’

We’re ready for more photos!

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Jennifer Aniston had the sweetest Valentine’s surprise whilst filming Friends

Jennifer Aniston had the sweetest Valentine’s surprise whilst filming Friends


And with a co-star…

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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.

We’re still deeply invested in Rachel and Ross’ tumultuous relationship, we’ve never given up hope on Parker (Alec Baldwin) coming back into our lives, and we can’t believe how quickly the Friends children have grown up. Are we the only ones confused by our feelings for Ben now that he’s grown up and starring in Riverdale?

But it’s not Cole Sprouse who became a conversation topic this week. Instead it was Jennifer Aniston, as a sweet Valentine’s moment between a former co-star and ex on the Friends set resurfaced.

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Tate Donovan, Jen’s ex boyfriend, reportedly bought the actress a 9-week-old puppy for Valentine’s Day back in 1996, leaving ‘Enzo’ in Jen’s dressing room as a surprise.

‘Then I opened the door, and this little puppy with a ribbon on poked his head out,’ she has previously explained of the surprise.

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Tate then went on to star in a series of Friends episodes as Joshua, Rachel’s love interest, with the actor explaining that the couple were actually breaking up during his guest appearance.

‘I was just happy to be on the team,’ he explained of his time on Friends to Us Weekly. ‘The only bummer was Jennifer and I were breaking up at the time. And so that was tricky to sort of act, and act like we are just meeting each other, and falling in love, or whatever, interested in each other, when we’re sort of breaking up. That was just tough.’

He continued: ‘It was just six episodes. I mean, only because we were breaking up. We were like, “Hey, can we not keep doing this? ‘Cause this is really painful and tough.” The people that know that we dated think that we met on Friends. But in fact we had dated for two years before then, and it was over by the time we were on Friends together.’

Is anyone else feeling nostalgic?

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Meghan Markle has officially overtaken Kate Middleton to take this title

Meghan Markle has officially overtaken Kate Middleton to take this title


And we couldn’t have called it.

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It’s safe to say that Meghan Markle is the woman of the moment, and from fitting seamlessly into the life of a Duchess to welcoming her first child baby Archie last month, she has to be the most talked-about woman in the world.

Already proving to have as much influence as the Kate Middleton effect, fans and followers are modelling their looks on the Duchess of Sussex, crashing a Canadian fashion site to buy her engagement coat, styling their hair in the MM cut, and even asking cosmetic surgeons for the Meghan Markle nose.

In fact, it emerged this week that her influence is so strong that she has actually taken a title from Kate Middleton, overtaking her sister-in-law to become the most influential royal in terms of fashion.

Yes, Meghan’s seal of approval can now make pieces sell out in minutes and turn small businesses into internationally renowned brands, causing a 400% increase in traffic to Canadian jeweller Birks’ website just last year.

The two Duchesses are said to start different trends, but according to fashion search site Lyst, Meghan’s fashion looks cause the highest online demand.

According to the site, the Duchess of Cambridge’s looks cause on average a 119 percent increase in online demand following a public appearance, whereas the Duchess of Sussex causes an online demand of around 216 percent.

Congratulations Duchess of Sussex – the Meghan Markle effect is definitely alive and well.

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The latest update about Harry and Meghan’s parenting is lovely

The latest update about Harry and Meghan’s parenting is lovely


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together last month, naming their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The couple introduced baby Archie to the world two days later, posing for photographs, but other than a sweet Mother’s Day Instagram, we have been without baby updates, with speculation rising around everything from Godparent choices and nursery colour palettes to baby fashion brands favoured by the royals.

This week, we all got a parenting update from a source close to the Sussex family via PEOPLE – and it’s lovely.

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‘Meghan is glowing and radiant,’ the source explained to the publication of Meghan since having Archie. ’And, of course, everyone wants to meet the baby.’

Yes, Archie is proving popular, with friends and family members lining up to meet the newborn, with one of the most recent being Harry’s Argentine polo player pal, Nacho Figueras.

‘The Duke is the kind of father I always imagined he would be,’ Nacho announced of his friend, via PEOPLE. ‘He has always had a great love for children and a great understanding of them. I noticed that becoming a father has influenced him and his dedication and love for the project is now stronger than ever.’

‘I’ve heard from very reliable sources that the new nanny who has now been appointed by the Sussexes has had to sign quite an extensive non-disclosure agreement,’ royal expert Katie Nicholls told Entertainment Tonight.

According to the royal expert however, Meghan is a very hands-on mother, something that having a nanny won’t change.

‘Meghan’s been up in the night nursing, feeding on demand every few hours,’ the expert explained. ‘Apparently, he’s a hungry little baby.’

We hope Meghan is enjoying her maternity leave and we can’t wait to see baby Sussex soon!

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Donald Trump’s tweet about Prince Charles contains the most hilarious mistake

Donald Trump’s tweet about Prince Charles contains the most hilarious mistake


Oh no.

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Donald Trump’s UK tour may be over, but it’s still making news.

The President of the United States flew over to Blighty with First Lady Melania, and four of his children, Donald Jr., Eric, Ivanka and Tiffany earlier this month for his second official UK tour.

During his stay, he met with royals from the Queen and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to the Fab Four minus Meghan Markle who was still on maternity leave, hosted by the Queen for their stay.

It was his meeting with  Prince Charles however that has made the most news this week as Donald Trump tweeted about the royal, making a huge blunder in his post.

‘I meet and talk to “foreign governments” every day,’ tweeted Trump in response to articles claiming he would listen if a foreign government gave harmful information about one of his political rivals. ‘I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland. We talked about “Everything!” Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls and meetings? How ridiculous! I would never be trusted again. With that being said, my full answer is rarely played by the Fake News Media. They purposely leave out the part that matters.’

Unfortunately for Trump, people weren’t interested in the majority of the post, instead focusing on the unbelievable error.

Yes, Donald Trump misspelt the Prince of Wales’ title to rename him ‘Prince of Whales’.

Unsurprisingly there has been a surge of photos of whales wearing crowns spreading across the internet.

The royal family have not responded and also unsurprisingly, Donald Trump has now corrected the tweet.

What does it all mean?

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Miley Cyrus has just released a very heartfelt apology

Miley Cyrus has just released a very heartfelt apology


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Miley Cyrus is one of the most talked-about women in the world, making news for everything from her starring role in Black Mirror to her marriage to actor Liam Hemsworth.

This week however, the 26-year-old made news after the resurfacing of her comments from 2017 about why she had stopped liking hip hop – something Miley spoke out about this week to apologise.

‘I also love that new Kendrick song: “Show me somethin’ natural like ass with some stretch marks.” I love that because it’s not “Come sit on my dick, suck on my cock,”’ read her quotes from her 2017 Billboard interview. ‘I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little. It was too much “Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my cock” — I am so not that.’

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While it caused a stir at the time, the controversy had seemingly died down, until this month when YouTuber Kenya Wilson revisited the subject in a video entitled, ‘Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fave… Sorry’.

While Wilson praises Miley’s music, she vocalises her disappointment in the singer’s quotes from the 2017 Billboard interview, stating: ‘It wasn’t the right to say, it was bad, it was racially insensitive, it had racist undertones, and it wasn’t okay.’

Miley was quick to reply, taking to the YouTube comments to respond.

‘I want to start with saying I am sorry,’ she began. ‘I own the fact that saying … “this pushed me out of the hip hop scene a little” was insensitive as it is a privilege to have the ability to dip in and out of “the scene”. Simply said ; i fucked up and I sincerely apologize.’

Well, that’s that.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s privacy measures for their nanny are intense

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s privacy measures for their nanny are intense


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child together last month, naming their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The couple introduced baby Archie to the world two days later, posing for photographs, but other than a sweet Mother’s Day Instagram, we have been without baby updates, with speculation rising around everything from Godparent choices and nursery colour palettes to baby fashion brands favoured by the royals.

The biggest talking point this week however has been the subject of nannies, with Harry and Meghan finally reported to have hired someone in the role, something that comes with a lot of privacy rules.

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‘I’ve heard from very reliable sources that the new nanny who has now been appointed by the Sussexes has had to sign quite an extensive non-disclosure agreement,’ royal expert Katie Nicholls told Entertainment Tonight.

According to the royal expert however, Meghan is a very hands-on mother, something that having a nanny won’t change.

‘Meghan’s been up in the night nursing, feeding on demand every few hours,’ the expert explained. ‘Apparently, he’s a hungry little baby.’

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Another royal expert Victoria Howard weighed in on royal nanny choices earlier this month, predicting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will break royal tradition with their nanny choices, with rumours that it could be an American nanny.

‘I think they will look for someone who is obviously experienced, but that has more of a rounded attitude towards child rearing,’ Victoria told Express.co.uk. ’I think they will look for things that will make them aware of mental health perhaps, encouraging creativity and for them to be themselves. So I definitely think it’s going to be non-traditional, maybe someone that has been recommended by some of their Hollywood friends perhaps.’

We can’t wait for more royal baby news.

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George Clooney is rebalancing Hollywood’s gender disparity one project at a time

George Clooney is rebalancing Hollywood’s gender disparity one project at a time


‘We tried to be a part of the solution as opposed to being part of the problem’

George Clooney is one of the most talked about people in the world, making news for everything from his friendship with Prince harry and Meghan Markle to his power relationship with barrister, Amal Clooney.

He is undoubtedly one of the most influential actors and producers out there, so the world was relieved to see that he has used his power for good on his latest project.

The 58-year-old was producer and actor in the new TV adaptation of Joseph Heller’s iconic novel Catch-22.

And while Clooney and his co-producer Grant Herslov predominantly stayed true to Heller’s work, a male dominated story, they did make some alterations in order to include women.

‘We tried to be a part of the solution as opposed to being part of the problem,’ George told the Radio Times of their adaptation, welcoming onboard a female, producer, director and editor to include more female voices – and reportedly hiring more women in crew positions to rebalance the gender disparity in the entire production.

Another change made by Clooney and Herslov was around character names, with the two producers changing the previously named ‘Nately’s whore’ and ‘Nately’s whore’s sister’ to actual names, and giving them proper storylines.

‘We made it our mission statement to make the portrayal of women more interesting,’ one of the co-writers Luke Davies explained to The Telegraph of the alterations.

Catch-22 is set to air on Channel 4 later this year.

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