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Kate Middleton is fiercely dominating the fashion industry, and we are loving it!

According to eBay's annual UK Retail Report, one fab woman has been named the top royal fashion influencer of the year – Kate Middleton.

The Duchess of Cambridge has even surpassed the Duchess of Sussex, who has been ranked as number two.

But are we really that surprised? The fashionista was the envy of pregnant mums everywhere with her classic colour choices and bold pattern combinations.

At her little Louis’ christening, she arrived in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress with stylish structured sleeves. Kate was also crowned with a matching Jane Taylor headpiece, adorned with intricately laced flowers.

Princess Kate has looked simply stunning in her sleek outfits during her three pregnancies, before and after she had her darling children.

Her royal style has been the #fashiongoals of late for mums all over the globe.

The Duchess’ number one status is linked to the burst in searches for maternity clothes by British consumers.

Tailored maternity coats became all the rage when Kate claimed them as part of her go-to outfit ensemble, and searches for them more than tripled in November 2017 when she was parading around town during her third pregnancy.

And who could forget when the princess introduced Prince Louis to the public for the first time, sporting a fabulous, red Jenny Packham dress.

eBay searches surged for Packham fashion after her son’s debut, more than doubling their usual number.

As for her fellow duchess, Meghan’s top influencing moment was during her May wedding when she walked down the aisle in a dazzling, Givenchy dress. Afterwards, searches for the designer increased by 60 percent.

But Kate and Meghan weren't the only two to make the royal cut.

The adorable Princess Charlotte came third place, sparking searches for floral crowns (60% increase) and dresses (40% increase) as they became the must-haves of kids wear.

Her elder brother George came fourth for his popular Peter Pan collared shirts, followed by the Queen in fifth, due mostly to her elegant brooches.



Heartthrob Tom Hardy recently spilled about him and Prince Harry's total bromance, and it is actually adorable.

Tom and Harry have been seen in public before on several occasions and have also been known to do some charity work together.

The English actor has been an acting ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, which helps disadvantaged people aged 14 to 30 overcome obstacles and transition into work, education, or training.

His passion may be based on his own troublesome past, as Tom is no stranger to surviving life’s darkest depths as a youth.


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He told The Daily Mail that he used to struggle with drug addiction himself and has now been sober for over a decade.

“The only thing that saved me through that dark time was acting,” he divulged.

Everyone needs a purpose or a passion to push them through the ups and downs that this world throws their way.

Tom and Harry understand that without this focus, it can be easy to lose sight of our goals and let the hard parts of life drown out our potential.


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Despite the obstacles thrown his way, Tom has survived into fame and success through his love of acting. “I found that I was good at it, I wanted to make the effort to invest time and effort into doing it.

“These days, I’m lucky enough to do it for a living; and I love it and I learn from it every day.”

It is this same driven outlook that he hopes to share with troubled youth in the Prince’s charity.

Perhaps it is this shared interest for disadvantaged youths that Prince Harry and Tom share.

In May, Tom made sure to attend the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal wedding with his wife Charlotte Riley.

At the time, the actor had been filming Fonzo, in which he plays the iconic role of Al Capone.

And after six weeks of 19 hour days, he flew home the morning of the Prince’s wedding day.

He would never miss the most important day of his friend's life. #bros4life



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When Esquire asked Tom about his relationship with Harry, all he would say is that it was ‘deeply private’ and ‘Harry is a f****** legend.’

Just last year, Tom co-sponsored a campaign with The Prince’s Trust called "Youth Can Do It," which helps build young people's self-esteem.

The pair has also been spotted attending the Audi Polo Challenge cup in London in 2016 and filming a cameo for Star Wars: The Last Jedi film.

The scene was later cut because Harry and his brother, Prince William, were too tall in comparison with the other stormtroopers.

It seems the pair has a bit of bromance brewing, whether this is based on the same charitable passions or a shared Star Wars fandom is hard to tell.

I guess we will just have to wait and see what the compassionate, bromantic duo do next.


Meghan Markle will celebrate her 37th birthday on August 4. Her birthday is bound to be extra special as it’s her first birthday as a member of the royal family.

There’s no doubt the former actress will receive heaps of lavish gifts from the royals. We can’t imagine Prince Harry will just pick her up a pair of pajamas from Penneys for her special day.

However, the Duchess of Sussex doesn’t expect diamonds or designer threads when her birthday rolls around.

The former Suits star wishes for the same thing every year and it’s quite sweet.

Meghan explained that her mum taught her to treat your birthday as a personal New Year. She advised her daughter to use the day to make new resolutions.


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Meghan wrote about the tradition on her old blog The Tig. She said your birthday is: “Your own chance to make resolutions just for yourself and what you prognosticate for your year ahead.”

The Duchess shared what she wishes for every birthday: “More surprises, more adventures, more opportunities to grow.”

She continued: “More days filled with giggles and cheeky jokes, more delicious meals, and more inspiration. Always more inspiration.”

On her 33rd birthday, Meghan encouraged her readers to be kind to themselves. “I want you to stop gossiping, to try a food that scares you, to buy coffee for someone just because, to tell someone you love them… and then to tell yourself right back.  I want you to find your happiness.”

Could Meghan’s birthday wishes be more empowering?

Words to live by.


We adored every character in The Crown, from Queen Elizabeth herself to the dashing Antony Armstrong Jones. We even had a soft spot for Tommy Lascelles.

However, there was always one character who stood out from the crowd, the one and only Princess Margaret.

Vanessa Kirby dazzled as the rebellious royal during the first two seasons of the show. We were completely captivated by her performance, but what really grabbed our attention was the troubled life of Margaret herself.

We were stunned by just how devastating Margaret’s love life was, especially at such a young age. Our hearts ached for her when she was torn apart from Group Captain Peter Townsend.

Margaret always felt outshone by her older sister, Queen Elizabeth, and longed to be in the spotlight.

The princess will now have her moment, thanks to the BBC. They are producing a two-part documentary series based on the ‘life and loves’ of the monarch’s troubled sister.

According to The Telegraph, Vanessa Kirby’s successful performance in The Crown inspired this documentary series.

The programme is set to feature interviews with various acquaintances of the late princess, including Basil Charles, who once owned a bar on the island of Mustique, where the princess often holidayed.


He comments: "She was a trailblazer, she was a little bit of a rebel. She wanted to have the [royal] life but she also wanted to have a normal life.”

The series will look at her forbidden love, her rebellious ways and her struggle with living in Queen Elizabeth’s shadow.



Fans of The Crown have been spoiled with tons of new information about the upcoming season. The show may not be returning to our screens until 2019, but that doesn’t mean we’re not excited about it.

We can’t wait to see what happens in season three, which is set to feature some explosive storylines.

The show has been unveiling the new cast over the past few months, and we just can’t get enough of these announcements.

Today, Netflix revealed that Josh O'Connor and Marion Bailey are joining the cast of the Netflix original series.

Josh O'Connor will play Prince Charles. Speaking of his role as the future king of England, Josh said: “Seasons 3 and 4 will follow some of the most turbulent events in the Prince of Wales’s life and our national story and I’m excited to be bringing to life the man in the midst of it all.”

He added: “I’m very aware it’s a formidably talented family to be joining, but reliably informed I have the ears for the part and will fit right in."

Marion Bailey will take on the role of the Queen Mother, she gushed about her new role: “Wonderful to be joining The Crown. It’s a brilliant show and we have a tough act to follow but what a gift to be playing the fascinating and greatly loved Queen Mother. Thrilled to be on board and working with such a top notch team."

Earlier this year, Olivia Colman was confirmed as Queen Elizabeth. She will star alongside Tobias Menzie, who is set to play a middle-aged Prince Philip.

Helena Bonham Carter will star as Princess Margaret and Ben Daniels will star as her husband Anthony-Armstrong Jones.

Call The Midwife’s Erin Doherty will play Princess Anne.

We cannot wait for The Crown to return next year.



Meghan Markle has become quite the style icon in recent years. Her elegant and chic looks are the envy of millions of women around the world.

The Duchess manages to look like a million dollars in the simplest of ensembles. Since becoming a member of the royal family, Meghan certainly has access to more designer threads and stunning pieces of jewellery than ever before.

The former actress had the honour of wearing Queen Mary's Filigree tiara on her wedding day. The beautiful bride was also spotted wearing an aquamarine cocktail ring from Princess Diana’s personal collection, which was a gift from husband Prince Harry.

Meghan’s engagement ring even features diamonds from Diana’s personal collection, but the Suits star has one very special piece of jewellery from her own collection that she hopes to pass on to her future daughter.

Forget about tiaras and diamonds, Meghan revealed that one day she wants to pass on one stunning item that she purchased herself.

The Duchess of Sussex bought this item when her show Suits was renewed for a third season. She celebrated by splurging on a £4,200 Cartier watch.

In 2015, she told Hello! Magazine: “I’ve always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch,” adding that her dream was to “give it to [her] daughter one day.”

Meghan even had “To M.M, From M.M” engraved on the Cartier French Tank watch. The watch features a classy chain-link bracelet and a delicate rectangle shaped face.

The dainty piece of jewellery is the perfect family heirloom, and it looks like Meghan isn’t the only royal family member who is a fan of the timeless piece.

It is understood that Princess Diana also owned a similar Cartier watch.

How sweet!



The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared the sweetest photo of Prince George in honour of his fifth birthday.

Kensington Palace released the photograph on behalf of the parents last night.

They posted the cutest photo of George grinning like the Cheshire Cat- just look at that cheeky smile.

Isn’t he looking more and more like William as he grows up?

Kensington Palace tweeted: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a new photograph of Prince George to mark his fifth birthday – thank you everyone for your lovely messages.”

The new photo of Prince George was taken by photographer Matt Porteous.

It is understood that the snap was taken shortly after Prince Louis’ christening in the garden of Clarence House.

The future king will certainly be celebrating his fifth birthday in style. Rumour has it Kate and William have whisked the children off to the Caribbean.

The family are said to be holidaying in the exclusive island of Mustique with Kate’s family, including younger sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews.

Their chosen destination is extremely private with a no-fly zone over the island, and only 100 villas.


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Kate and William certainly chose the perfect place for their summer break after the whirlwind year the royal family have had.

Some time away from the public and paparazzi is bound to do the family-of-five some good, especially as they celebrate George’s fifth birthday.

Happy fifth birthday to Prince George!


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We binge-watched both series one and two of The Crown, and although it seemed like a wonderful idea at the time, we certainly regret it now.


We miss Prince Phillip’s cheeky attitude. We wish we could watch Claire Foy’s dazzling portrayal of Queen Elizabeth every single day. We miss the drama of Princess Margaret and her troubled love life. We even miss Tommy Lascelles and that iconic moustache.



We are longing for series three of the Netflix drama series, and we’re sure we aren’t the only ones missing The Crown.


To fill The Crown shaped hole in your heart we’ve gathered up everything we know about the upcoming series.


When will it air?

Rumour has it that series three of The Crown will air later than the first two series. Apparently, filming will take place in July, with reports stating that the third series will air on Netflix in the winter of 2018, or early spring 2019.



The cast:

Unfortunately, we have bid a fond farewell to Matt Smith, Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby and co. who played the Royals during the 1940s to the 1960s. However, some stellar stars will take over from the original cast with Olivia Colman taking on the role of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The latest addition to the cast is Tobias Menzies who will be carrying on as Prince Philip after Matt Smith departs.


Vanessa Kirby who dazzled as the wild Princess Margaret revealed that Helena Bonham Carter will be playing a middle-aged Princess Margaret. Ben Daniels will star as the charming Anthony Armstrong Jones. Jason Watkins will play Prime Minister Harold Wilson.



The storyline:

It has been confirmed that the upcoming season will focus on Princess Margaret’s troubled love life, as it follows the breakdown of her marriage to Antony ‘Tony’ Armstrong-Jones'. We will also be introduced to Camilla Parker Bowles in series three.



The time frame:

It has been claimed that series three will be set during the 1970s. The Duke of Windsor passed away in 1972, so we have a feeling his death will be a major storyline if this is the series three-time frame.



We will keep you up to date on everything about series three of this glorious series. We cannot wait for The Crown to return!


Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have arrived at Wimbledon.

The pair arrived together and were greeted by tennis officials on day 12 of the championships. 

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex both looked gorgeous as they were ready to watch a spot of tennis.

USA Serena Williams will take on Germany's Angelique Kerber in the ladies finals today.

Both royal ladies will attend the women's final, which will get underway shortly.

The men's singles semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will resume at 1pm tomorrow on Centre Court under the roof.

The match was suspended due to playing conditions changing.

Djokovic is up to two sets to one.

Kate Middleton will be back at the Centre Court tomorrow to watch the men's final.



Prince Louis' christening is tomorrow, and we're gearing ourselves up for some seriously cute pictures.

Here's everything you need to know about the day tomorrow:

The newest member of the family will be christened on Monday, July 9 at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London.

Prince Louis has kept with tradition as royal babies are usually baptised within two or three months after their birth. Prince George was baptised in October 2013, and Princess Charlotte was in July 2015.

Tomorrow, it will be the first time Prince William, Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be seen in public together as a family-of-five.

According to reports, Prince Louis will be christened during an intimate ceremony with 20-30 people and Kensington Palace have said it will start at 4pm and last approximately 40 minutes.

And as with previous years, it is expected that some members of the public will be allowed to gather outside the church grounds to catch a glimpse of the royals. After the ceremony, the newest prince will make his debut outside the chapel.

Prince Louis will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, and he will wear the same gown that was worn by his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The dress is a replica of the famous Honiton lace christening gown and the original was made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria and Prince Alberts’ first child Princess Victoria. 

The date, July 9th also carries extra royal meaning: on the same date, back in 1947, the then Princess Elizabeth announced her engagement to Prince Philip, so it's extra touching that Prince Louis, one of Queen Elizabeth II's great-grandchildren, will be christened on the anniversary of her engagement announcement.  


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The Queen, along with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been invited to the christening. It's unknown if Prince Philip will attend the day as he has retired from public engagements. 


The world was captivated by Doria Ragland’s calm disposition as she sat alone during Meghan and Prince Harry’s wedding ceremony. The mum was praised for being so independent and strong, however, the public couldn’t help but feel for her, as she was the only member of Meghan’s family at the wedding.

Her dad Thomas Markle was slated for missing out on his daughter’s big day, but he has since hit back at the haters.

Thomas Markle has opened up about missing that monumental day in an emotional interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain.

Shortly before Harry and Meghan tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel, it was revealed that her dad would not be attending the wedding.

He admitted that his daughter was heartbroken when he told her he wouldn’t make it to the wedding.

The dad revealed that he shared the news with his 36-year-old daughter in an emotional phone call just days before the wedding.

“They were disappointed. Meghan cried, I’m sure, and they both said ‘Take care of yourself, we are really worried about you’.”

Thomas said that despite the claims he genuinely wanted to be at the wedding, “I absolutely wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle.”

He may not have been there to celebrate with his daughter and now son-in-law Harry, but Thomas got to watch the ceremony on tv.

He stated that it was a joy to see his daughter walk down the aisle, adding that she looked beautiful.

“I was very proud. I was very upset that it wasn’t me [walking her down the aisle] but the whole world was watching my daughter. I was very happy about that,” he expressed.

He added: “The unfortunate thing for me now is I’m a footnote in one of the greatest moments in history rather than the dad walking her down the aisle. That upsets me somewhat.”

The proud dad gushed about his daughter and told the show that her happiness means everything to him.

“As long as they’re happy and they have a great life and have some beautiful children and do good things in the world, I can’t ask for more," he said.


Stop what you're doing and prepare for a second dose of Royal wedding fever, because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are rumoured to be enjoying some quality time in Ireland as we speak. 

According to reports, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are staying at the 5 star  Ashford Castle in Cong, Co. Mayo, which has previously played host to other high-profile guests such as John Lennon and former US President Ronald Reagan.

Locals in the area claim there's a huge security presence around the grounds of the castle, with all perimeters and local roads being patrolled. 

It was previously reported that the newlyweds would likely travel to Ireland shortly after their wedding, however it was originally thought that the pair would attend a series of events over the two-day visit. 

While there has been no official confirmation of a Royal presence in Ireland, all signs seem to indicate the newlyweds are in town!