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Easy craft ideas to make with the grandkids

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There’s no better way to keep the grandkids entertained than with craft activities. Taking part in the fun will not only give you time to bond with the little ones, but it’s also a creative way to pass the time. </span></p> <p>Family spotlight photo</p> <p>What you need:</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Burlap Ribbon </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">2 Eyelet Screws</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lighter</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hemp Twine </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Small Clothes Pins</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Floral Decor of your choosing</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Staple gun</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hot Glue/Gun</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Vinyl Black and White (or any colour you choose)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wood Plaque </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Paint</span></li> </ul> <p>How to make:</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">1. Paint your plaque the colour of your choice and let it dry. Once your piece of wood is dry, take woody paint colours or darker colours of your paint choice and use a heavy dry brush to utilise different areas. After the plaque is coated and still wet, turn the plaque over and use the wood end to draw a pattern to give a rustic fence board look. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">2. You can use cardboard to do this or vinyl to make the word of your choice to go on your plaque. Stick it on your piece of wood. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">3. Mark the bottom left and right corners of your plaque by putting a little pressure on your eyelet screw into the wood. Once you have marked the corners, screw both of them in place.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">4. With your hemp twin, knot the rope on each end and pull tight (but not too tight!)</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">5. Add ribbons, floral décor or any decoration to your sign with a hot glue gun</span></p> <p> </p> <p>Seasons tree</p> <p>What you need</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Paper</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pencils</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sharpie or permanent marker</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Paint</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rags, or sheets</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Old t-shirts to use as smocks for the kids</span></li> </ul> <p>How to make:</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">1. Trace a child’s arm on paper</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">2. Trace the arm with a permanent marker</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">3. Let the kids decorate the hand for whatever season they want </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">4. Frame the work of art as a gift</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Will you be trying out these craft activities with your grandkids? Let us know in the comments below.</span></p>

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Prince Harry shares stunning photos from his personal collection

<p>Prince Harry has celebrated Earth Day in a very special way, by sharing a series of photographs from his own personal collection.</p> <p>The royal seems to share similar artistic passions to his sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, after both exhibited raw photographs of what they love.</p> <p>Posting to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Instagram, the images show a range of stunning landscapes and wildlife photographs the Prince has been faced with during his royal duties.</p> <p>“Today is #earthday – an opportunity to learn about, celebrate and continue to safeguard our planet, our home,” the caption began on social media.</p> <p>The first photograph in the long gallery collection of images shows Prince Harry and his wife, 37-year-old Duchess Meghan, walking through one of New Zealand’s beloved Redwood forests while during the Royal Tour of the Pacific last year.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwj2roEBbwL/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwj2roEBbwL/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal)</a> on Apr 22, 2019 at 6:54am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Of the 170 different species originally planted in the early 1900s, only a handful of species, including these majestic Redwoods, remain today,” the caption went on to read.</p> <p>“Next, we invite you to scroll through a series of 8 photos taken by The Duke of Sussex©️DOS sharing his environmental [point of view].”</p> <p>The images include a photograph of the rhino Africa’s Unicorn, Botswana’s Okavango Delta, desert lions, orca and humpback whales.</p> <p>A range of stunning landscapes were also included in the confronting collection, including snaps of Guyana’s forests, as well as a raw image of plastic waste on a beach. Finishing off the personal gallery is a picture of an elephant captured in Malawi.</p> <p>The royal couple, who are soon-to-be parents for the very first time, recently launched their official Instagram account, where they have included their personal passions as well as more information about their charities.</p> <p>“Every one of us can make a difference, not just today but every day.”</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the incredible photographs taken by Prince Harry.</p>

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Royal birthday! Palace releases sweet new photos of Prince Louis as he turns one

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Kensington Palace has released three new images of the youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis, in celebration of his first birthday.</p> <p>While the world patiently waits for the newest royal, Baby Sussex, to make their debut into the world, Prince Louis and his family have just finished celebrating the youngest member’s first birthday, which is on April 23.</p> <p>The adorable photos were taken by none other than his talented photographer mother Duchess Kate at their Norfolk home Anmer Hall earlier this month. Shown is the beaming young prince posing in the Anmer Hall grounds on a moss-covered seat.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwkq68KF-xS/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwkq68KF-xS/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal)</a> on Apr 22, 2019 at 2:30pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The family is enjoying their home away from home while Prince George and Princess Charlotte are on their three-week school break.</p> <p>The angelic tot sat happily dressed in his older brother’s hand-me-downs – a denim blue Thomas Brown Little Puppy knitted sweater and a plain collared shirt. While his gaze his more serious than in the other two images shared with the world, his two bottom teeth can be seen poking out.</p> <p>In another outfit where the young royal is pictured smiling excitedly in a cheeky and angelic grin, he is wearing a Rachel Riley Peter Pan collar shirt underneath a burgundy marl knitted jumper.</p> <p>While 5-year-old Prince George was often dressed in shorts as a baby, Prince Louis’ has been photographed in navy blue cords with matching tights.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday tomorrow 🎈<br /><br />The photographs were taken earlier this month by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk. <a href="https://t.co/VOJ7rhKthz">pic.twitter.com/VOJ7rhKthz</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1120439689251577856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 22, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“Such a mix of Charlotte and George,” one excited royal fan commented.</p> <p>“Stunning little prince, resembling so much both his parents!” another comment read.</p> <p>“My heart is melting,” another added. “I need to give him a hug!”</p> <p>The first birthday portraits of the one-year-old royal member are reminiscent of the Cambridge family’s Christmas card photo where the happy group of five were pictured within the same grounds of Anmer Hall.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrXYSdHFcz-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BrXYSdHFcz-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal)</a> on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:00am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It is not the only time the Duchess of Cambridge has polished off her camera and snapped pictured of her family's milestones over the years. Not only has she been behind the lens for Louis’ first official portraits, she was also taking snaps of her other two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.</p> <p>Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born on April 23 at 11:01 at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington.</p> <p>Prince William and Duchess Kate are travelling to New Zealand on Tuesday to honour those affected by the Christchurch terrorist attack that saw 50 lives lost.</p> <p>The couple are also set to celebrate eight years of marriage on April 29.</p> <p>Who do you think Prince Louis resembles? Let us know in the comments below.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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"A perfect day": Bert and Patti Newton's sweet new family photo

<p><span>It was only a few months ago when Bert and Patti Newton welcomed their fifth grandchild, Perla Welsh.</span></p> <p>Now, Patti has shared a new picture from the celebration of the baby’s christening.  </p> <p>“A perfect day celebrating our precious Perla’s Christening,” Patti wrote on an Instagram post on Wednesday, along with a picture of her holding her granddaughter with Bert smiling on her side.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwUNmFHJXJ8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwUNmFHJXJ8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A perfect day celebrating our precious Perla’s Christening. Thanks @Jenwun for the photo x</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/pattinewtonofficial/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Patti Newton</a> (@pattinewtonofficial) on Apr 16, 2019 at 5:06am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"> </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwUMnI-A1iw/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwUMnI-A1iw/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Such a beautiful day celebrating Perla's christening. Thanks @jenwun for such a special photo x</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/laurenelisenewton/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Lauren Newton</a> (@laurenelisenewton) on Apr 16, 2019 at 4:58am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Perla is the fifth child of Bert and Patti’s daughter Lauren Newton. The 40-year-old mother and her husband, former Olympic swimmer Matt Welsh, are also parents to 11-year-old Sam, nine-year-old Eva, six-year-old Lola, and two-year-old Monty.</p> <p>Perla, the latest addition to the family, arrived on January 3.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsJx6elgwth/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BsJx6elgwth/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Then there were 5! Welcome to our beautiful Perla Dolly Newton Welsh. We are all thrilled and she really is a doll xx</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/laurenelisenewton/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Lauren Newton</a> (@laurenelisenewton) on Jan 2, 2019 at 4:46pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In an Instagram post, Lauren shared that her daughter was wearing the same christening dress that she donned decades ago. </p> <p>“Wearing the same dress I wore 40 years ago and with the same wonderful Priest Father Dowling,” the mother-of-five wrote. “Such a special day.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwOvm-UgkGW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwOvm-UgkGW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A beautiful Christening for our Perla. Wearing the same dress I wore 40 years ago and with the same wonderful Priest Father Dowling. Such a special day 💕</a></p> </div> </blockquote>

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How Duchess Kate will celebrate Prince Louis's first birthday

<p>Prince Louis, the third child of Prince William and Duchess Kate, will be celebrating his first birthday soon.</p> <p>The special milestone on April 23 is expected to be a private affair, but royal fans have predicted that the Duchess of Cambridge will continue her tradition of sharing special portraits through the palace.</p> <p>The 37-year-old royal has shared photos of her children to mark their birthdays, often snapping the pictures herself. In 2015, she shared two snaps of her second child Princess Charlotte that she had taken herself in celebration of the infant’s six-month milestone.</p> <p>When the princess turned one, Duchess Kate released more new portraits that she once again personally snapped.</p> <p>Last year, for her daughter’s third birthday, the Duchess also captured two photographs of Princess Charlotte with Prince Louis, only days after the young prince’s birth.</p> <p>According to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2019041572086/kate-middleton-plans-revealed-prince-louis-birthday/" target="_blank">HELLO!</a></em>, the last official royal photograph featuring Prince Louis was the family Christmas card, which featured all five members of the Cambridge family.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIwkq8Ff2R/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BqIwkq8Ff2R/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal)</a> on Nov 13, 2018 at 2:13pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The young prince’s father might not be around for his first birthday, as Prince William is set to travel to New Zealand in late April to honour the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks on behalf of the Queen.</p> <p>“The Duke will meet with those affected by the attack and will pay tribute to the extraordinary compassion and solidarity that the people of New Zealand have displayed in recent weeks,” Kensington Palace said in an <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.royal.uk/duke-cambridge-visit-new-zealand" target="_blank">announcement</a>.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see pictures of the Cambridge family.</p>

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Fergie shares never-before-seen photos of her family

<p>Sarah Ferguson has shared some never-before-seen pictures of her family members in celebration of the National Siblings Day.</p> <p>The Duchess of York took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a photograph of her older sister, Jane Ferguson.</p> <p>“On National Siblings Day I’m celebrating my sister who is so important to me and I love her more than ever, even so far away in Australia,” the duchess wrote. “The bond is never stronger and to the other siblings in my life.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">On National Siblings Day I’m celebrating my sister who is so important to me and I love her more than ever, even so far away in Australia. The bond is never stronger and to the other siblings in my life <a href="https://twitter.com/janet1332?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@janet1332</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/yorkiebea?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@yorkiebea</a> Eugenie <a href="https://twitter.com/HeidiLuedecke?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HeidiLuedecke</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SeamusMakim?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SeamusMakim</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AyeshaMakim?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AyeshaMakim</a> <a href="https://t.co/1DYa8Vvony">pic.twitter.com/1DYa8Vvony</a></p> — Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) <a href="https://twitter.com/SarahTheDuchess/status/1116003013582258176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 10, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The 59-year-old also included snaps of her daughters, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice, as well as that of her nieces Ayesha Makim and Heidi Luedecke.</p> <p>Ayesha is Jane’s daughter with her first husband, Australian farmer Alex Makim, while Heidi is Jane’s only daughter with Rainer Luedecke.</p> <p>Princess Eugenie also joined in on the sibling appreciations as she took to Instagram to share her tribute to older sister Princess Beatrice. “Happy National Siblings Day... and to my big sister, your [sic] the best especially when helping me and my dress into the getaway car,” the 29-year-old wrote.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwFzx8kFFWi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwFzx8kFFWi/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Happy National Siblings Day... and to my big sister, your the best especially when helping me and my dress into the getaway car. #nationalsiblingday</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/princesseugenie/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Princess Eugenie</a> (@princesseugenie) on Apr 10, 2019 at 2:51pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>On the post, she shared a picture from her wedding day in October and another snap from a photoshoot with <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/princesses-beatrice-eugenie-of-york-interview" target="_blank"><em>Vogue</em></a>.</p> <p>In an interview with the magazine, Princess Eugenie said, “We’re each other’s rocks ... We’re the only other person in each other’s lives who can know exactly what the other one is going through.”</p>

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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla share intimate portrait you’ve never seen before

<p>The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are celebrating a very special milestone in their relationship and have decided to give a beautiful gift to royal fans.</p> <p>Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are celebrating 14 years of marriage, and have released a heartwarming new portrait to mark the occasion.</p> <p>The intimate photo, never seen before by the public, was posted to the Clarence House Instagram page which shows the royal couple together in a stunning black and white portrait.</p> <p>“Thank you for your warm wishes on the occasion of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's wedding anniversary,” the photo captioned read.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwCuer9gHBV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BwCuer9gHBV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Clarence House (@clarencehouse)</a> on Apr 9, 2019 at 10:07am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The gorgeous photograph was taken by Alex Lubomirski, a popular photographer amongst celebrities and the fashion world. In the past, the talented snapper has photographed the royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s engagement photos from 2017.</p> <p>Prince Charles and his wife of 14 years were married on April 9, 2005 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.</p> <p>The royal couple’s anniversary was spent in the North Ireland city of Belfast to re-open the Hillsborough Castle – the official residence of the Queen and the royal family when they visit the area.</p> <p>While giving a speech to celebrate the re-opening, Prince Charles mentioned his and Duchess Camilla’s anniversary.</p> <p>“Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm enormously grateful to you all for coming such a long way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It's incredibly good of you,” the royal said.</p> <p>“For me, Hillsborough has always been a special place, a place whose many stories reflect the complex history of this island.</p> <p>“Thanks to the fine restoration work that we are marking today, future generations will have the chance to hear and experience these stories for themselves in restored and re-presented surroundings.”</p> <p><span>Scroll through the gallery above to see the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall through the ages.</span><span>​</span></p>

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3 easy craft projects you can do with your grandkids this Easter

<p>Easter is fast approaching and there are plenty of fun and simple crafts to do with your grandkids, so they are entertained.</p> <p>Here are three easy craft projects you can do with your grandkids this Easter.</p> <p><strong>1. Fluffy pom-pom chicks</strong></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7825635/shutterstock_1033164469.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2e0718c0e62b4770bc39ecf66e3a4725" /></p> <p><strong>What you need:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Card</li> <li>Yellow wool</li> <li>Googly eyes</li> <li>Orange cards or felt</li> </ul> <p><strong>How to:</strong></p> <p>1. Cut two donut-shaped rings out of card and place both of the rings together</p> <p>2. Using scissors, cut a long piece of wool and wrap it around the donuts.</p> <p>3. When taking a new piece of wool, leave the ends at the top of the circle and not the centre.</p> <p>4. Once the donut is covered, cut the edges in between the two circles of card.</p> <p>5. With another piece of wool, place it between the two rings and tie the whole pom pom together. Pull the string tight and knot it.</p> <p><strong>2. Sock bunnies (no sewing required)</strong></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7825633/shutterstock_608096375.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ce253977e0e94760938f8126abbdfd31" /></p> <p><strong>What you need:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Socks</li> <li>Elastic bands</li> <li>Rice, barley or lentils</li> <li>Buttons</li> <li>Scissors</li> <li>Glue gun / strong glue</li> </ul> <p><strong>How to:</strong></p> <p>1. Using a sock, fill it with either rice, barley or lentils.</p> <p>2. Tie an elastic band around the sock when it is filled a third of the way – this will make the bunny’s body.</p> <p>3. Further fill the sock and tie it again with an elastic band to make another ball – which is the head of the bunny.</p> <p>4. With the left-over sock at the top of the head, use some scissors to snip down the centre and round off the edges to make the bunny ears.</p> <p>5. Using your glue gun, stick two buttons on the sock for the eyes and a larger button for the nose.</p> <p>6. Tie a ribbon around your bunny’s neck and decorate with felt-friendly markers.</p> <p><strong>3. Yarn nests </strong></p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7825632/shutterstock_367611647.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bdb4553157d945f8a3b34d7a766cd0e2" /></p> <p><strong>What you need: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Bowl</li> <li>Cling film</li> <li>Wool</li> <li>PVA glue</li> <li>Feathers</li> </ul> <p><strong>How to:</strong></p> <p>1. With your bowl and cling film, cover the outside of the upside-down bowl.</p> <p>2. Cut strings of wool and dip them in PVA glue.</p> <p>3. Cover the cling film bowl with the wool and continue to build up layers until you have your desired nest shape.</p> <p>4. Optional: You can line your nest with feathers and add your chocolate eggs!</p> <p>Would you try any of these easy Easter crafts with your grandchildren? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Megan Gale shares rare photo of beautiful lookalike daughter

<p>Model and actor Megan Gale has shared a rare picture of her daughter Rosie May Dee in a recent Instagram post.</p> <p>The young daughter bears a striking resemblance to Gale, sharing her brown locks and big bright eyes.</p> <p>“When she turns 18 months old and is rocking your own headscarf better than you well...” the mother-of-two wrote. “Love you baby girl.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvgaDL2jsmR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvgaDL2jsmR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">When she turns 18 months old and is rocking your own headscarf better than you well...that deserves a post ❤️🌹 Love you baby girl 😘</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/megankgale/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> MEGAN GALE</a> (@megankgale) on Mar 27, 2019 at 2:15am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Gale and her fiancé, former AFL player Shaun Hampson, are also parents to four-year-old son River.</p> <p>In June, Gale revealed that she and Hampson are not planning to have any more children. “Shaun and I have (un)officially said we’ve closed up the baby making shop,” Gale wrote on an Instagram post.</p> <p>“But as a woman ... being pregnant and giving birth is such an incredible experience and an absolute gift that I’ll admit... I’m finding it a little challenging to get my head (and heart) around the fact that this is it.”</p> <p>The 43-year-old model added, “Not to mention watching Rosie go through all her beautiful little baby phases and as she goes through each one I can’t help but have those “that’s the last time” moments. I can certainly see why people go back for more. Babies are addictive!!”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkAFnnKnIMZ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkAFnnKnIMZ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Following on from last nights post, I can’t believe that this photo was taken a year ago as well 🤦🏽‍♀️ almost 6 months pregnant with my Rosie girl 🌹Shaun and I have (un)officially said we’ve closed up the baby making shop. (Meaning he’s happy as is - done and dusted) I guess, for the most part, I am too... But as a woman.. my god being pregnant and giving birth is such an incredible experience and an absolute gift that I’ll admit.. I’m finding it a little challenging to get my head (&amp; heart) around the fact that this is it. Not to mention watching Rosie go through all her beautiful little baby phases and as she goes through each one I can’t help but have those “that’s the last time” moments. I can certainly see why people go back for more. Babies are addictive!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/megankgale/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> MEGAN GALE</a> (@megankgale) on Jun 14, 2018 at 3:15am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>After six years of being in a relationship, Gale and Hampson announced their engagement in 2017.</p> <p>In September, the couple spent $3.12 million to purchase a four-bedroom house in Glen Iris, Melbourne for their family of four.</p>

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Duchess Meghan’s handwriting reveals this about her personality

<p>Majority of people thought that there wouldn’t be a public sighting of Duchess Meghan until after she gave birth.</p> <p>However, after the Christchurch Attacks, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry made a special trip to the Embassy of New Zealand in London.</p> <p>This was to express their condolences about the incident. Prince Harry laid a bouquet of flowers and Meghan signed the condolence book.</p> <p>Duchess Meghan wrote:</p> <p>“Our deepest condolences. We are with you.”</p> <p>The couple then signed both of their names and added the Maori word “arohanui”, which means “much love”.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7825078/handwriting-expert.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7f1a04c8c8ee4a329b5779721cda95e9" /></p> <p>Professional graphologist Tracey Trussell said that Duchess Meghan’s handwriting revealed more than people think.</p> <p>She told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/expert-weighs-in-on-what-trait-meghan-markles-handwriting-reveals/news-story/b15afa233491d930f49228e14d598f0f" target="_blank">news.com.au</a>:</p> <p>“She has a perfectionist streak and desire for beauty and the nice things in life."</p> <p>Trussell then goes onto explain the insights into the Duchess’ personality that she’s able to pick up from her handwriting.</p> <p>"She has the self-discipline to maintain the right profile in-keeping with Royal life.</p> <p>“Nothing will stop her until she's satisfied her goal".</p> <p>Trussell also analysed another sample of the Duchess’ handwriting when they were on a trip to Belfast last March.</p> <p>“She wants to do good deeds in life.</p> <p>“She’s determined in the way she goes about achieving her far-reaching ambitions.”</p> <p>Do you agree with the handwriting expert? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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Guess who! Can you recognise who this adorable royal is?

<p>Many little girls love to dream about their future wedding day, and this Princess was no different.</p> <p>The royal member has posted an adorable childhood picture of herself dressed up as a happy bride on Instagram.</p> <p>The throwback photo caused a stir on social media, with fans of the stunning Princess swarming to comment uplifting messages to the account.</p> <p>“Always destined to be the most beautiful Royal bride,” one user wrote.</p> <p>“You were the most beautiful bride, especially with the emerald green tiara, and the dress fit beautifully!” another person said.</p> <p>“The best insta [post] I've ever seen!” a comment read.</p> <p>The Princess captioned the picture: “same same but different… #tbt”</p> <p>Can you guess who this famous member of the family is? Scroll through the gallery above to see if you were correct.</p> <p>It’s none other than Princess Eugenie!</p> <p>The 28-year-old placed the throwback photo next to an image of her as a real-life bride. The key differences between the two wedding looks show through with a younger Eugenie opting for a traditional veil on her “wedding day” compared to when the big day rolled around where she chose a gorgeous emerald tiara gifted by Queen Elizabeth.</p> <p>The bouquets though, they’re almost identical.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu_wRtPlkZ7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu_wRtPlkZ7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Same same but different...#tbt</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/princesseugenie/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Princess Eugenie</a> (@princesseugenie) on Mar 14, 2019 at 9:54am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank in October last year at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Just six months earlier, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wed in the same chapel.</p> <p>On her special day, the Queen’s granddaughter wore a bridal gown by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos and it was specially designed to showcase the long scar running down the middle of her back.</p> <p>The low-back design was altered per the request of the Princess, as she wanted to highlight the scar, which she received from a procedure to correct scoliosis – curvature of the spine – when she was 12.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see Princess Eugenie’s life in pictures.</p>

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Top 6 tips: How to buy art that will make you money

<p>Just like with any investment, value increases when demand does also – and if a gorgeous piece of art is what you’re looking for, then perhaps consider what could make your art purchase a smart one.</p> <p>There are several tips to think about when buying pricey art that’s a beauty to the eye.</p> <p><strong>1. Buy art that you truly love </strong></p> <p>Since art is an investment that is long-term, your best bet is to buy work that <em>really </em>catches your eye. Afterall, if it’s not on your wall for years to come, then it’s probably not the wisest purchase.</p> <p><strong>2. Originals </strong></p> <p>Originals will always be a heftier price to pay but will potentially have higher resale value than a print by the same artist. If an artist releases a print that is in demand but does not have many for sale, then your resale value is likely to increase.</p> <p><strong>3. First editions </strong></p> <p>If you are thinking of purchasing a limited-edition print, try to get your hands on the first in the edition, or the artist’s or printer’s proof. The first runs are much more sought after.</p> <p><strong>4. Controversial/political </strong></p> <p>More attention is likely to be given to artwork that has a strong message, has historical significance or is deemed controversial.</p> <p><strong>5. Notoriety </strong></p> <p>It is a safe investment to purchase work from an artist with a more well-known reputation. However, you will most likely be paying top dollar for their work if they are renowned.</p> <p><strong>6. Emerging talent </strong></p> <p>Talk to galleries and find out what is really selling and who is getting the attention at art fairs. Keep an eye out for emerging talent and pick up work early in their career so you get the best return in the long run.</p> <p>What are some of your tips to earn an investment in the long run on your art purchases?</p>

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Fans in a frenzy as the Queen shares her first photo on social media

<p>Queen Elizabeth II has made fans erupt with excitement after she made her Instagram debut.</p> <p>The 92-year-old monarch paid a visit to London’s Science Museum, where she viewed a World War II Enigma code machine and the original NeXT computer, which was what Tim Berners-Lee used to create the World Wide Web in 1989.</p> <p>To celebrate the inauguration of the museum’s Smith Centre, Her Majesty used an iPad to post an image from the archives.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Butcx0YHlYD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Butcx0YHlYD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">📽 Watch the moment Her Majesty The Queen posted on @theroyalfamily Instagram for the very first time.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/theroyalfamily/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> The Royal Family</a> (@theroyalfamily) on Mar 7, 2019 at 6:21am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The photograph was of a letter and was shared to the royal family’s official Instagram account, which currently has 4.5 million followers.</p> <p>The letter, which was from inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage, dates back to the 19th century and was addressed to her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria and great-great-grandfather Prince Albert.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/ButJtIMnBrV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ButJtIMnBrV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily)</a> on Mar 7, 2019 at 3:31am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“In the letter, Babbage told Queen Victoria and Prince Albert about his invention, the Analytical Engine, upon which the first computer programs were created by Ada Lovelace, a daughter of Lord Byron.”</p> <p>The Queen also mentioned that the computer pioneer “designed the ‘Difference Engine,’ of which Prince Albert had the opportunity to see a prototype in July 1843”.</p> <p>The Queen said: “Today, I had the pleasure of learning about children’s computer coding initiatives and it seems fitting to me that I publish this Instagram post, at the Science Museum which has long championed technology, innovation and inspired the next generation of inventors.”</p> <p>She signed off the caption with her signature: “Elizabeth R.”</p> <p>The Science Museum wrote back, saying: “We are honoured that while opening The Smith Centre at the Science Museum Your Majesty shared a post on Instagram for the first time.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/ButPShOBpjp/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ButPShOBpjp/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Science Museum (@sciencemuseum)</a> on Mar 7, 2019 at 4:19am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“We’re thrilled that the image is of correspondence from the Royal Archive between Charles Babbage and Your Majesty’s great-great-grandfather Prince Albert about the Difference Engine No. 1 on display in your Making the Modern World gallery.”</p> <p>In a few short hours, the photo had garnered over 78,000 likes and a stream of comments.</p> <p>“Can this post by Her Majesty please break the internet,” one user wrote.</p> <p>“Yes Queeny, doing it for the gram!” wrote another.</p> <p>The Queen has always championed modern resources, and throughout her time as monarch, has introduced technology into the royal family.</p>

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