Kate Middleton and Prince William threw a secret event in Kensington Palace

Kate Middleton and Prince William threw a secret event in Kensington Palace


And everyone’s getting FOMO.

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With soon-to-be parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their royal tour in Australia and Pippa Middleton welcoming a baby just this week, the attention has been off Kate Middleton and Prince William.

In fact, we’ve hardly seen the Duchess of Cambridge this year, with Kate taking a maternity leave after the birth of Prince Louis, returning to royal duties just this month.

But given the attention on other members of the royal family, Kate and William managed to throw a secret party in Kensington Palace this week, with the public and press only finding out after the occasion.

The event in question was work-related – a surprise reception for the finalists of this year’s BBC Radio One’s Teen Hero Awards at their Kensington Palace home.

The couple reportedly welcomed teenage finalists to the reception, talking to them about their work as Teen Heroes of 2018.

‘It was such an honour and privilege to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace,’ one of the winners, Siena Castellon, explained to HELLO!. ‘They were both genuinely interested in my website, www.QLMentoring.com, which I created to support and mentor autistic students and students with learning disabilities.’

She continued: ’The Duchess was especially interested in addressing autism stereotypes and was saddened to hear about the severity of the disability-related bullying I have experienced. She congratulated me for being a Diana Award holder and for currently serving on the National Youth Board, a role that has given me a national platform through which to share my disability-based bullying experience. They were both incredibly warm, supportive and encouraging. Meeting them was an awesome experience! They have inspired me continue to make a positive difference in my community.’

The BBC Radio One Teen Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, hosted by Greg James.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Melania Trump’s plane incident

Here’s everything you need to know about Melania Trump’s plane incident


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Melania Trump is one of the most talked about people in the world, and from her controversial fashion choices to her rules within the White House walls, she never fails to make viral news.

This week however, the First Lady hit the headlines for a different reason as it was reported that there had been an incident onboard her plane.

The airplane carrying the first lady to Washington was forced to turn back on Wednesday 15 minutes into the journey, with journalists onboard reporting smoke appearing in the cabin and the smell of burning.

According to CNN, the passengers were instructed to hold wet towels over their faces if it got worse, with the plane returning to Joint Base Andrews, an air force facility used by the White House.

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While Melania Trump did not speak about the incident, her rep, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed it to USA TODAY, explaining that there had been a ‘minor mechanical issue’ onboard the Boeing C-32A. ‘Everything is fine and everyone is safe’.

Donald Trump later spoke about the unscheduled landing of his wife’s plane in a conversation with the Fox Business Network.

‘They came back. She got in another plane,’ he explained. ‘I said, “I hope this plane’s better than the first one”’.

‘Everything is fine and everyone is safe.’

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Great British Bake Off’s Ruby just accidentally revealed this year’s winner

Great British Bake Off’s Ruby just accidentally revealed this year’s winner


Not again!

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Great British Bake Off is a staple of British TV, with the nation spending weeks speculating as to who is going to be crowned baker.

This year as we approach the semi-final, it’s between Ruby, Kim-Joy, Briony and of course the nation’s sweetheart, Rahul.

At this point in the competition, any one of the talented bakers could take home the trophy, with fans counting down the days till the final episode.

In some very surprising Bake Off news however, it seems that the winner has already been revealed.

According to reports, GBBO semi-finalist Ruby Bhogal was tricked into revealing the winner by a fake Sandi Toksvig account, who texted the 29-year-old posing as the presenter.

In the messages, Ruby is reported to have accidentally revealed the winner, before explaining that she was ‘very happy’ for the victor.

‘It’s actually pretty easy to do really,’ the anonymous imposter told The Sun. ‘You just make a fake profile of one of their friends and then they follow you. You then change your name and message them and they have no clue.’

The fake account has been suspended but the real surprise is that the imposter has chosen not to share the name of the winner publicly.

This is of course not the first time the Great British Bake Off winner has been announced prematurely, with new judge restauranteur Prue Leith accidentally revealing last year’s crowned baker ahead of the final due to a scheduled Twitter mishap.

At least we don’t know who the champion is yet!

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This is the important reason why Kate Middleton hasn’t met her new nephew yet

This is the important reason why Kate Middleton hasn’t met her new nephew yet


And we kind of get it…

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s past year has undoubtedly been busier than most and she has had a lot on her plate.

Giving birth to a baby prince and introducing him to the world hours later in heels and perfect make up would be enough. But she has also had her wedding anniversary, the Queen’s two birthdays and not one but two royal weddings to prepare for.

Not to mention, her sister Pippa Middleton’s pregnancy, with the 35-year-old giving birth to a baby boy just this week.

It’s hardly surprising therefore that the Duchess of Sussex and her nephew haven’t yet met.

Because, well, she’s very busy.

Since coming back from maternity leave this month, Kate has had function after function, in and out of meeting with charity initiatives, as well as looking after her three children – including a newborn.

And with Pippa still residing in the Lindo Wing where she gave birth to the currently unnamed newborn on Monday, it makes sense that Kate would wait a couple of days to pay her sister and nephew a visit.

We can’t wait to see the family photos when she does – and hear the baby name!

Congratulations again to Pippa and James!

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Meghan Markle made these very special presents to give out on tour

Meghan Markle made these very special presents to give out on tour


We can’t deal.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have only been on tour for a matter of days and already they’ve made more of a storm than virtually any royal on any royal tour ever.

From the announcement of their Spring baby and their sweet public displays of affection under the umbrella to the viral videos of them hugging children, the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex are making a very good impression.

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But being them, they even went one step further, with Meghan actually hand-making gifts for the people the couple were set to visit.

What did she make? Banana bread.

That’s right. She may be Duchess of Sussex (and about four months pregnant) but the 37-year-old is still said to have stayed up on one of her first nights in Australia to bake gifts for a family that were hosting them on their farm in Dubbo.

According to Meghan if you go to someone else’s house you should always take something with you, with the Duchess bringing a tin of Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend tea with the banana bread.

But according to Harry, Meghan was ‘worried that she’s put too many bananas in it’, something he insisted wasn’t possible, announcing: ’There are never too many bananas.’

Meghan, please can you make us some banana bread too?

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Prince Harry has spoken publicly about his future baby for the first time

Prince Harry has spoken publicly about his future baby for the first time


And it’s too much.

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Ever since Prince Harry showed off his parenting skills, jokily scolding a little boy for pulling his wife’s hair and then catching two-year-old Emily Henson stealing his popcorn at last year’s Invictus Games, fans have been waiting for the 33-year-old Prince to become a father himself.

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And now it seems the time is here.

Yes, after tying the knot in May, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced this week that they were expecting a baby, arriving in Spring 2019.

The news broke soon after the royal couple’s arrival in Australia for their royal tour, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly telling the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

Following the official statement however, made by Kensington Palace, the future parents had not yet spoken out about the news themselves. That is, until now.

While visiting a family in Dubbo, New South Wales, Meghan is said to have opened up about her pregnancy with mother Emily Carroll, who has 13-month-old daughter Ruby.

‘Meghan told me that she’s feeling pretty good so far, which is great, and that she’s running on adrenalin,’ Emily explained. ‘She said they’re doing 76 engagements in 16 days, with maybe one rest in the middle.

Emily continued: ‘She’s made for this royal business, isn’t she? They’re both great with kids.’

But it was Prince Harry’s words however that got everyone excited, with the now Duke of Sussex referencing the future arrival during a speech while the couple were in Australia.

‘We also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the, er, upcoming baby,’ he told the room. ‘Whether it’s a boy or a girl. So thank you very, very much.’

These two!

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Here’s proof that Princess Charlotte stole the show at Princess Eugenie’s wedding

Here’s proof that Princess Charlotte stole the show at Princess Eugenie’s wedding


And we love her even more.

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Princess Charlotte might only be three years old, but she’s already one of the most popular members of the royal family, known for her signature sass.

And whether it’s debuting her royal wave to photographers on the way to meeting her newborn brother, attacking a balloon wall on camera or telling the press at Prince Louis’ christening that they weren’t invited, she never fails to be the centre of attention.

This – we hasten to add – is for all the right reasons.

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It’s hardly surprising therefore that while taking part in Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding last week as a flower girl, all eyes were on her.

While official photos of the royal wedding flooded the internet last week, Princess Eugenie posted her own photo of the day to her Instagram account, uploading an unseen and candid shot from behind the scenes.

‘Jack and I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making our day so special and for all the wonderful wishes as we start married life together,’ she posted.

But it wasn’t her sweet words that got the internet talking, instead it was her flower girl Princess Charlotte, who can be seen sitting in the centre of the photo making the bride and groom and their bridal party laugh.

Like we needed another reason to love Princess Charlotte.

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Angelina Jolie has a new look and she’s unrecognisable

Angelina Jolie has a new look and she’s unrecognisable


Would you have spotted her?

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Angelina Jolie is one of the most talked about women in the world, with the public pouring over her latest news and updates from her recent divorce settlement to her latest film roles.

This week however, the 43-year-old has been making headlines for a different reason, changing her signature look and as a result making herself unrecognisable.

That’s right. In the latest photographs of the Maleficent actress, her trademark natural brown locks are nowhere to be seen, with Ange sporting a platinum blonde bouffant instead.

Considering this is the first time that she has been seen with platinum hair since Girl, Interrupted, it’s unsurprising that the photos got the world talking, with people wondering if Angelina was over her natural hair colour.

Instead, it looks like it’s all down to her latest film, Come Away, with the said photos including the rest of her castmates, commemorating the last day of the fantasy movie’s filming.

‘Our film COME AWAY is now in the can!’ posted David Oyelowo, playing Angelina’s onscreen husband in the upcoming live action film. ‘Can’t wait to share this magical reimagining of Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan with you all.’

Angelina and David play the character Alice’s parents, and judging by the latest photo, we’re assuming that Angelina’s character Rose sports a blonde bouffant.

The actress looked so different from normal however that many fans commented their surprise on the Instagram upload.

‘Is that Angelina??’ posted one, while a couple of other users accused the photograph of being photoshopped, commenting: ‘Who has photoshopped Jolie in this pic?’

There isn’t yet a release date for Come Away, but given the fact that they’ve only just finished filming, we imagine that we’ve got some time to wait!

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Keira Knightley has banned her daughter from watching these Disney Princess films

Keira Knightley has banned her daughter from watching these Disney Princess films


And we kind of get it.

Keira Knightley may be starring in the upcoming blockbuster, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, but everyone’s talking about her this month for a different reason – her take on motherhood.

The 33-year-old has spoken candidly about being a mum to three-year-old Edie Knightley Righton, writing her daughter an open letter about the truths of child birth earlier this month.

This week while being interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres, Keira opened up about her take on films, with the actress and her musician partner actually banning their daughter from watching a few Disney films.

We were sceptical, but after hearing her explanation, we get it.

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‘She’s banned from seeing certain children’s films,’ Keira explained to the show’s host, before listing the two prohibited classics.

Cinderella,’ she listed. ‘Because she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t. Rescue yourself, obviously.’

The second film on the list? The Little Mermaid.

‘The songs are great,’ she explained. ‘But do not give your voice up for a man.’

Although according to Keira, that one’s a bit of a sore spot.

‘This is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film. But I’m sticking to it.’

Which films have got the Keira seal of approval?

Frozen, Moana and Finding Dory apparently.

But while they are banning Edie from watching certain films, Kiera stresses that she wants her daughter to pursue any career she likes.

‘She did want to be a dentist which I was super happy about because I thought that would be a stable career,’ Keira announced, explaining that the decision behind it was a Peppa Pig dentist episode.

‘Now she wants to be a Lion,’ Keira continued, ‘Which is slightly problematic but she roars very well. But I am going to support her in anything she wants to do. She’s allowed to do whatever she wants.’

Keira Knightley – motherhood goals.

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Samantha Markle’s reaction to Meghan and Harry’s baby news has surprised everyone

Samantha Markle’s reaction to Meghan and Harry’s baby news has surprised everyone


And now no one knows what to think…

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the news that they were expecting a baby this week, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex expected to welcome their newborn in the spring of 2019.

‘My warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the happy news that they are expecting a baby in the spring. Wishing them all the best,’ announced Prime Minister Theresa May, while Sadiq Khan made the announcement, ‘On behalf of Londoners, I want to send our heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the happy news they are expecting their first child. Congratulations!’

Naturally, the extended family spoke out of their excitement about the future arrival, but it wasn’t just the royals, with Meghan’s estranged relatives from the Markle side also getting involved.

One person to add their voice to the news was Meghan’s estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, who it seems has never missed an opportunity to bash the former Suits actress, even claiming earlier this year that when their father died, it would be Meghan’s fault.

Following her vicious remarks, Samantha issued a formal (and very dramatic) apology last month but now she has broken her silence, releasing a statement on the royal pregnancy.

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Meghan’s half-sister Samantha Grant

‘It just makes everything that happened over the last year disappear,’ Samantha explained of the pregnancy. ‘I want Meghan to be happy and calm and have peace. Everybody needs to be positive.’

She then however continued, referencing her disappointment that the Markle family were left out of the statement by Kensington Palace.

‘I would hope that – for the sake of the baby, the family, the world and my dad – that leaving him out of the statement was not intentional,’ she explained. ‘I hope my dad is included and at a proper time. If he is excluded, I won’t be happy. It is in the best interests of the baby for my dad to be included.’

Well, no one is surprised.

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