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Lady Kitty Spencer shows fans BTS look at her five wedding dresses

<p><span>Lady Kitty Spencer, Princess Diana’s niece, has married in an incredibly heart-stopping wedding and now, she has shown fans an inside look into what she wore.</span><br /><br /><span>The blushing bride was anything but simple on her special day, as she donned five dresses for the wedding weekend in Italy.</span><br /><br /><span>The 30-year-old wore haute couture gowns, curated by a team from Dolce and Gabbana’s Alta Moda.</span><br /><br /><span>Spencer expressed how lucky she was to wear the “masterpieces”.</span><br /><br /><span>"Our final fitting in Milan," Kitty wrote next to a few still images. "Our fittings were filled with laughter, many happy tears, pure joy and unbridled passion.</span><br /><br /><span>"What beauty you created @dolcegabbana I love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart."</span><br /><br /><span>One of her hand-made gowns included a jaw dropping baby-blue tulle Cinderella-esqe ball gown .</span><br /><br /><span>It featured a matching cape, and cross-stitched floral embroidery. She wore it on Friday night at the pre-wedding soirée.</span><br /><br /><span>On the actual day of the wedding, Spencer donned a lace gown with a high neck and long, puffed sleeves.</span><br /><br /><span>She was walked down the aisle by two of her brothers, as it is understood her father was unable to attend due to a shoulder injury.</span><br /><br /><span>Kitty’s second dress on her wedding day was a double organza silk gown, which was hand-painted and had flower and crystal embellishments.</span><br /><br /><span>Her third dress was a metallic cocktail dress, which she danced in during the wedding reception.</span><br /><br /><span>The next day, Spencer spent her time at 17th century Roman mansion Villa Aurelia with loved ones to continue the festivities.</span><br /><br /><span>For the Sunday event, Kitty wore another stunning gown, which had floral detailing again and was accompanied by breathtaking jewellery.</span></p>

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Princess Diana’s niece ties the knot in dreamy Italy wedding

<p dir="ltr">Princess Diana’s niece, Lady Kitty Spencer, has tied the knot!</p> <p dir="ltr">The 30-year-old married multi-millionaire fashion mogul Michael Lewis, 62, in an elegant and intimate ceremony at Villa AldoBrandini in Frascati, Italy.</p> <p dir="ltr">Among some of the guests on the small invite list included her brother Louis Spencer, Kitty's sisters, twins Eliza and Amelia, Viscountess Emma Weymouth and her husband Ceawlin Thynn, the Marquess of Bath, pop star Pixie Lott, and Idris Elba's wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba.</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/CRwK4gnNd-H/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CRwK4gnNd-H/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Dolce&amp;Gabbana (@dolcegabbana)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">The socialite looked stunning and regal in a Victorian-inspired Dolce &amp; Gabbana custom gown, which had a high neck, and a long train.</p> <p dir="ltr">Dolce &amp; Gabbana released a behind-the-scenes video of the hand-made gown created for the wonderful occasion.</p> <p dir="ltr">Lady Spencer is the eldest daughter of the Princess of Wales' brother, Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer.</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/reel/CRwDqpeKjX-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/reel/CRwDqpeKjX-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Dolce&amp;Gabbana (@dolcegabbana)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Despite her royal relatives, the 30-year-old has attempted to pave her own career by becoming a professional model.</p> <p dir="ltr">Her engagement to Lewis was announced in January 2020, and they tied the knot after two years of dating.</p> <p dir="ltr">While it appears neither Prince William or Prince Harry were present for the special day, the pair are reportedly very close with Princess Diana’s family.</p> <p> </p>

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Nicole Kidman’s drastic transformation

<p><span>Nicole Kidman is one of the biggest actors in Hollywood, and her commitment to a role knows no bounds – including dramatic hairstyle changes.</span><br /><br /><span>And now, in preparation for another role, the Aussie superstar has debuted a new look where she looks barely recognisable.</span><br /><br /><span>Sharing a photo from the set of her new project <em>Roar</em>, the actress is shown with a pixie cut hairstyle for the eight-part Apple TV series.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842668/nicole-kidman-hair-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8264d1ddc1fe46319cb703346b8aded9" /></p> <p><em>Image: Instagram @NicoleKidman</em><br /><br /><span>The 54-year-old is currently shooting the new show in Sydney’s Cronulla alongside Judy Davis and Simon Baker.</span><br /><br /><span>The new series is based on Irish author Cecelia Ahern’s collection of 30 short stories, where each one will function as a stand-alone story.</span><br /><br /><span>Her new hairdo is a far cry from the long strawberry blonde locks she previously sported.</span><br /><br /><span>“On set,” she captioned the snap.</span><br /><br /><span>“What’s going on with the hair I’m scared,” one person wrote in the comments.</span><br /><br /><span>“This gives me Julie Andrews vibes from<em> Sound of Music</em>,” another added.</span><br /><br /><span>“You let them cut your fabulous hair??? I hope that’s a wig. But you’re still beautiful,” a third person said.</span><br /><br /><span>Nicole’s latest show, <em>Nine Perfect Strangers</em>, is due to drop on Amazon Prime Video on August 20.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842670/nicole-kidman-hair.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c88fdd23e4914f96a56dd3051983c1a9" /></p> <p><em>Image: Nine Perfect Strangers</em><br /><br /><span>The program was filmed in Byron Bay, Australia, and features Nicole, Melissa McCarthy and Asher Keddie.</span></p>

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Rebecca Gibney shows off major hair transformation in lockdown

<p><span><em>Packed To The Rafter's</em> star Rebecca Gibney has shown how she is keeping busy in lockdown by sharing a pile of beautiful throwback selfies.</span><br /><br /><span>However, when the actress teased fans by posting two different pictures of her hair, many were left unsure as to whether it is true or not.</span><br /><br /><span>In the first Instagram story, Gibney shared a mirror selfie with her classic blonde shoulder-length hair, with the caption: "Workshopping a new character look…"</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842620/prince-george-10.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/cf323a71e0e440c7897aea06cb5d51fa" /><br /><br /><span>Rebecca looked radiant with her blonde tresses and bold red lipstick, but fans couldn’t believe it when they clicked onto the next picture.</span><br /><br /><span>In the next shot, her hair is dyed brunette, and she teased, "Or maybe she's brunette…"</span><br /><br /><span>The MasterChef Celebrity contestant even kept the mystery goes by wearing the same top in both pictures.</span><br /><br /><span>However, three days ago, she posted a portrait of herself with a lady called Shirley, and her blonde hair is on display.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842621/prince-george-11.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f31d42897edc4259953a0fa52d906968" /><br /><br /><span>The last time the star posted a real-time picture was July 10 to celebrate the last day of filming for Celebrity MasterChef.</span><br /><br /><span>The star wouldn’t have had much time to dye her hair though, as Sydney has been in lockdown since the end of May.</span><br /><br /><span>On Wednesday, Gibney posted an epic throwback picture of herself from when she was crowned Miss Resilient Flooring for a beauty pageant.</span><br /><br /><span>She captioned the incredible post, "For those that missed it when I posted it the first time and for anyone needing a pick me up - a reminder that sometimes we make decisions when we are young that we look back on and think….</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842622/prince-george-12.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ea206ccd87b84e68a610bee227715323" /><br /><br /><span>“Ok WTAF WAS I thinking?!? …🤷‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🙄…. Yes I was Miss Resilient Flooring in a beauty pageant … nuff said. You're welcome …😂."</span></p>

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Bachelor Jimmy Nicholson meets ‘celebrity crush’ Carrie Bickmore

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Before the premiere of the latest season of </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Bachelor</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on Wednesday night, Bachelor Jimmy Nicholson’s appearance on </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Project</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> led to a meeting with his ‘celebrity crush’, Carrie Bickmore.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After Jimmy joined the show, Peter Helliar asked him how meeting 24 women on </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Bachelor</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> compared to meeting his “No. 1 celebrity crush Carrie Bickmore”?</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Hi, Jimmy,” Jimmy said awkwardly.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Oh the chemistry! Where are the roses?” Pete joked.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I tried to get the roses delivered but they couldn’t make it happen,” Jimmy laughed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You obviously have a girlfriend now and Carrie, are you in a long-term relationship…” Peter added, with Carrie cutting him, asking, “What are you suggesting?”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A double date!” Pete said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“That is weird, Pete,” Carrie added, quickly changing the subject. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You say your parents are still in love to this day. Is that what made you want to go on the show?” she asked Jimmy.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Yes, my parents have been married for over 40 years, when the opportunity presented itself, I thought this is the real deal. They get great girls on this show and they source them from all around Australia,” he said. “I want what my parents have. As you can see in the snippets, it is really nice and I think I have found her.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Things took an even more awkward turn towards the end of the interview, with Carrie saying, “They left the last question for me to ask about the Mile High Club, which was really weird.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I would never expect that from you, Carrie,” Jimmy added.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">His crush on Bickmore was revealed last week, while Jimmy was chatting to news.com.au and asked a series of rapid-fire questions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When asked about who his celebrity crush was, he quickly replied with, “Carrie Bickmore”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I just think she looks like a really nice person and she’s very beautiful. She’s wife material.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The segment in question was aired on </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Project </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">shortly after the interview, resulting in the </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Project</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> co-hosts teasing Bickmore about Jimmy’s confession.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Are you entering </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Bachelor</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, the competition?” Pete asked.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“No!” Carrie replied.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kate Longbroek said, “he got really properly crushy”, while Waleed Aly queried: “Is it a strange thing to say when you are about to date 20 women at once?”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jimmy has since revealed he has found love and is off the market.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I have found love. I’m really, really happy,” he said. “She’s amazing. We chat multiple times a day, a lot of Facetime at the moment, and I’m really happy, so it’s good.”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Channel 10</span></em></p>

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Dolly Parton recreates Playboy cover for husband’s birthday

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dolly Parton is celebrating her husband’s birthday with a recreation of one of her most iconic images.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 75-year-old shared a clip to her social media pages showing the country singer once again donning the black Playboy Bunny suit and ears as a birthday treat for her husband, Carl Dean.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Today is July 20th, it’s my husband Carl’s birthday and you’re probably wondering why I’m dressed like this … well it’s for my husband’s birthday,” she said in the video.</span></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/tv/CRkGwC3pd84/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/tv/CRkGwC3pd84/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Dolly Parton (@dollyparton)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Remember some time back I said I was gonna pose on Playboy magazine when I’m 75? Well, I’m 75 and they don’t have a magazine anymore … but my husband always loved the original cover of Playboy.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy,” she added. “He still thinks I’m a hot chick after 57 years and I’m not gonna try to talk him out of that.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The star explained that she did “a little photoshoot in this little outfit” and recreated her infamous 1978 cover, before comparing her appearance then and now.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“In the first one, I was kind of a little butterball in that one. Well, I’m a string cheese now,” she joked.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“But he’ll probably be thinking I’m cream cheese, I hope.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The video ends with Parton singing Happy Birthday to her husband while still in the bunny suit.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Parton first said she wanted to do a second Playboy cover in 2020 when asked about her retirement plans by </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">60 Minutes</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Well, I don’t plan to retire. I just turned 74,” she answered. “I plan to be on the cover of Playboy magazine again.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">“See, I did Playboy magazine years ago. I thought it’d be such a hoot if they’ll go for it, I don’t know if they will,” she added.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The songstress is still making music too, with her new single “Sent From Above” dropping on July 27.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Dolly Parton / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Prince William kicks off birthday tributes to Camilla

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post-body-container"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>As Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, celebrated her 74th birthday on the weekend, she was showered with love from her friends and family.</p> <p>The first people to kick off the tributes were Prince William and Kate Middleton, sharing a sweet snap on Twitter and wishing her a "very happy birthday".</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Wishing The Duchess of Cornwall a very happy birthday today!🎈 <a href="https://t.co/DZycD89cVR">pic.twitter.com/DZycD89cVR</a></p> — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1416290634714001409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 17, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>Clarence House, which is the official social media handle for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall herself also wished Camilla a happy birthday.</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/CRbKUieDdzH/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CRbKUieDdzH/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Clarence House (@clarencehouse)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>She later acknowledged the good wishes in a post on Instagram.</p> <p>"Thank you for all the birthday wishes for The Duchess of Cornwall," the caption read.</p> <p>Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have been travelling throughout the UK from London to Wales and attending several royal engagements in the process.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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"Bloody hard": Mel Doyle's surprising confession

<p>Beloved former Sunrise host Melissa Doyle has gotten surprisingly candid in a new podcast called <em>And We're Rolling with Stephanie Hunt.</em></p> <p>Doyle spoke about how difficult it was to juggle filming breakfast television while still supporting her family as a new mother.</p> <p>“What was it like when you were juggling work and babies and not getting much sleep?” asked Stephanie.</p> <p>“It was bloody hard,” Doyle said.</p> <p>“You know, I won’t lie and maybe that’s why I do want to check in with others because I wish I’d probably had a bit more.</p> <p>“You know Kochie (David Koch) was fantastic. We're doing Sunrise together and he was a dad of four and was very aware to a degree of some of the things I was going through.</p> <p>“I started at Sunrise when Nick was six-months-old, I just finished maternity leave. And then I had Talia while I was doing the program I only took a few weeks off to have her and then I came back and we had to go on the road every Friday for the first month of me coming back.</p> <p>“Our wonderful boss at the time thought that it would be great to take the show around the country. And you know, I’ve got a three-week-old baby at home and I was still breastfeeding and everything still hurts, and everything was still leaking.</p> <p>It was just, it was really, really hard.”</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/BxW9KHsAl4J/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/BxW9KHsAl4J/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Melissa Doyle (@melissadoyleofficial)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>She's since reflected on her time on the show, saying that she wish she had "the guts to say no at the time".</p> <p>"But obviously I didn’t. And you think you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. But now I look back and I probably should have said no. But it was really, it was hard," Doyle said.</p> <p>“I’d get up at two o’clock in the morning and feed her and then go to work and do the job and get home. And it meant that while my kids were in primary school, I could pick them up every day while they were toddlers, I could spend the day with them.</p> <p>“I always remind myself that it was my choice to do it. But I do feel very much that you know, as a as a mum in that newsroom, 20 years ago, you know, I’m not saying I was the first by any means, but there wasn’t too many other mums around.</p> <p>“Let’s be honest, it can be quite a competitive industry, so sometimes the last thing you ever want to do is admit a weakness or a chink in the armour. You just you become this stoic person that says, ‘I’ll keep on doing it, I’ll find a way I’ll manage’, which is dumb, really, but I don’t know what how I would have done it differently.”</p> <p>She said that her routine at the time was "gruelling".</p> <p>“But I do know for probably a good decade of my life, it was just, you get up early, go to work, you come home, you do your home job, you get up and you go into your paid job, and you come back into your home job and I wouldn’t swap it for anything.</p> <p>“But it was really gruelling. So I feel for any mum who is trying to juggle the two that sometimes we don’t actually have enough compassion and tenderness and support.”</p>

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X-Files star makes X-rated confession

<p><span>Actress Gillian Anderson has revealed she has well and truly given up on wearing a bra any longer.</span></p> <p><span><em>The Crown</em> star shared an hilarious Instagram Live video on Monday, where she daringly admitted her bra-wearing days are gone for good.</span></p> <p><span>“I can’t wear a bra, I’m sorry,” the 52-year-old revealed.</span></p> <p><span>“I don’t care if my breasts reach my belly button.</span></p> <p><span>“I’m not wearing a bra, it’s just too f****** uncomfortable.”</span></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/tv/CRPrrERlKou/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/tv/CRPrrERlKou/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Gillian Anderson (@gilliana)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>Fans took to the comments to share their thoughts on the matter.</span></p> <p><span>“I never wear a bra and I get a lot of distasteful comments about it, so knowing Gillian Anderson doesn’t wear a bra anymore is information most pleasing to me!” one person said.</span></p> <p><span>Another added: “If two-time Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress Gillian Anderson says no more bras, who are we to disagree?”</span></p> <p><span>Anderson has just landed a sixth Emmy nomination, for Outstanding Supporting Actress.</span></p> <p><span>Her role as Margaret Thatcher in <em>The Crown</em> was behind the honourable recognition, but it is not the only prize she’s received for her hard work.</span></p> <p><span>She has already won a Golden Globe for the role.</span></p> <p><span>In 1997, Anderson won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her work as Dana Scully in <em>The X-Files.</em></span></p>

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Kmart label fail sends shoppers into stitches

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A Kmart shopper has spotted a hilariously incorrect warning on a label attached to a branded set of curtain lights. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Taking to the Kmart decor Facebook group, the customer shared the bizarre label with fellow shoppers that read: “if the cable of the light chain is damaged, it cannot be repaired and the dog must be destroyed.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842427/kmart-plus-lynne-home-and-away.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/3adc5a974cf14ea5859018831457badd" /></span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Facebook</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The woman captioned the hilarious image with: “I guess it’s a good thing we’re not dog people. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Who knew string lights could do such a thing?” </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Many could not decipher what the typo or intended joke actually meant, but the bizarre instructions left Facebook users in stitches. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“That’s a bit harsh,” one person wrote. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“That escalated quickly,” another added. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“What bloody dog?!” a third comment read. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Another shopper offered a hilarious alternative to the label, suggesting that the “person who wrote this was like ‘I wonder if anyone actually reads these… let’s put something weird and see.” </span></p>

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Big win for woman who campaigned for change in Coles and Woolies

<p>A Melbourne mum who led a campaign calling on Australia's supermarkets to sell makeup for all skin tones has had a win with both Coles and Woolworths, who have agreed to stock a broader range of foundation colours online from next month.</p> <p>Rebecca Willink, who is of Indian descent, created an online petition back in April demanding action from the supermarket giants to end "makeup discrimination" after being unable to find any foundation suitable for her.</p> <p>The petition gathered over 4000 signatures, with many women of colour speaking out against major supermarkets, saying they were frustrated at the lack of shades available both in-store and online.</p> <p>In a statement to nine.com.au, Coles confirmed it would soon be tripling the current colour range available on two of its most popular Maybelline products.</p> <p>"We have listened to our customers' feedback seeking a more diverse range of foundation shades and we will be undertaking a three-month trial both online and in-store, starting in late August with our supplier Maybelline," Coles Australia's General Manager of Non Food, Health and Home, Jonathan Torr, said.</p> <p>"During this time, we will be offering the full range of Maybelline Fit Me Matte &amp; Poreless Foundation, tripling the current range available to Coles customers including 40 shades in total."</p> <p>Coles will also be selling the full makeup range at 10 stores across the country, which had been handpicked because they service a large number of postcodes and diverse customer base.</p> <p>"Subject to customer feedback, we would then look to roll this out more broadly across our stores."</p> <p>The chosen stores include three in New South Wales, four in Victoria, and one in Queensland, South Australia and the ACT, he said.</p> <p>Woolworths' trial, to begin on August 23, will cover the same Maybelline products as its rival Coles, but is only being offered to online customers in the NSW and Victoria metro areas.</p> <p>"From the end of August, customers in more than 500 suburbs across Sydney and Melbourne will have access to a wider range of foundation tones through an online trial," a Woolworths spokesperson said.</p> <p>"We understand the trial won't reach every customer, but we hope to learn from it and continue to work on increasing access to a more inclusive makeup range."</p> <p>Ms Willink said she was delighted that the supermarket giants had listened to the demands of their customers.</p> <p>"I am delighted that both Coles and Woolworths have acknowledged the need to be more inclusive and are both taking steps to address this issue.</p> <p>"For too long, Australians with skin colours deemed too dark or too light to be worth catering for have been excluded and neglected.</p> <p>These trials may seem like a minor step, but the impact will be significant for individuals who have been ostracised for decades.</p> <p>"I don't want my daughter to experience the same disappointment and shame I felt as a young woman denied the right of accessing basic products. I want my daughter to grow up seeing herself represented in the world around her, and this could be part of the change that makes that happen."</p>

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Princess Beatrice’s baby bump debut!

<p><span>Princess Beatrice has publicly debuted her baby bump to the world at Wimbledon on day 10 of the tennis championships in London.</span><br /><br /><span>The royal was seen alongside her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, as they sat in the royal box at centre court for the first time out and about since their pregnancy was announced.</span><br /><br /><span>The couple were joined by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as they sat to watch Ash Barty get through to her first Wimbledon final and defeat Germany's Angelique Kerber in the women's singles semi-final.</span><br /><br /><span>The 32-year-old was glowing and vibrant in a polka dot design by Self-Portrait.</span><br /><br /><span>Beatrice and Edo will celebrate one year of marriage on July 17.</span><br /><br /><span>The pair tied the knot in a private ceremony at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor.</span><br /><br /><span>Buckingham Palace announced their pregnancy in May, saying, "The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news".</span><br /><br /><span>Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's eldest daughter is due to give birth sometime between September and November, according to the Palace.</span><br /><br /><span>The York Bub will be the second grandchild for the Duke and Duchess of York, after Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, welcomed their son, August, in February this year.</span><br /><br /><span>The baby will also be a younger sibling to Edo's five-year-old son, Wolfie, from a previous relationship.</span></p>

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Demi Moore poses with daughters in daring photo shoot

<p><span>Demi Moore has passed down her beauty to her three daughters and that is clear in the new family shoot she posted to Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>The family posed for the camera in preparation for the new Andie Swim campaign.</span><br /><br /><span>Demi Moore modelled in bathing suits alongside her three girls, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah Willis.</span><br /><br /><span>The 58-year-old actress has been an investor in the swimwear label since 2017, and revealed to WWD that it “felt like a perfect time to join (the brand) in welcoming a summer of freedom and togetherness.”</span></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/CQ_W59Vs7eY/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CQ_W59Vs7eY/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Andie (@andieswim)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>She decided to make the shoot a family affair while figuring out how she wanted to approach the new campaign.</span><br /><br /><span>“It was important to me to include my daughters in this campaign,” she said.</span><br /><br /><span>“I hope others seize opportunities in their lives to create meaningful connections and celebrate every moment with the people they love.”</span><br /><br /><span>Rumer, 32, Scout, 29, and Tallulah, 27, paired with their mom in different colours of Andie Swim’s Amalfi one-piece suit.</span><br /><br /><span>In another photo, Moore modelled the brand’s button-up Malibu suit, while Scout adorned a Wynwood top and high-waisted bottoms.</span><br /><br /></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/CQ_W-BKrGdS/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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; 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Carrie Bickmore steals the show in baby blue

<p><span><em>The Project’s</em> Carrie Bickmore sure knows how to make a statement.</span><br /><br /><span>The 40-year-old proved this on Wednesday night’s episode when she proved her eye for style is not something to be contested, yet again.</span><br /><br /><span>Wearing a baby blue dress from high-street brand C/meo Collective, Bickmore looked chic, modest and like a true style guru.</span><br /><br /><span>The demure dress has a twist feature at the waist, along with an elegant, sheer split at the front.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842332/daily-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c42eb55de27d4bdcb02be7a5353a76b2" /><br /><br /><span>The dress retails for an eye-watering $239.99, but there is no denying the piece is one that will be sure to remain a staple in the wardrobe.</span><br /><br /><span>After Bickmore took to Instagram to share the figure-hugging look, fans couldn’t help but praise the star for her elegance.</span><br /><br /><span>“You’re the best dressed woman on Australian TV” one fan wrote on Instagram.</span><br /><br /><span>“I actually thought you looked so lovely tonight,” another said.</span><br /><br /><span>A third added: “So gorgeous”.</span><br /><br /><span><em>The Project</em> host often makes headlines for her sophisticated outfits, and usually takes to Instagram to share each look.</span></p>

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Princess Mary cheers on Denmark with her outfit

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post-body-container"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, her husband Crown Prince Frederick and their son Prince Christian supported Denmark against England in the highly anticipated Euro 2020 semi-final last night.</p> <p>Princess Mary, 49, opted to wear the colours of the Danish flag and was by her family's side as they cheered on Denmark.</p> <p>The family were preventing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a protective face mask that was complete with a Danish flag on it.</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/CRCO3eIgI0X/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CRCO3eIgI0X/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰 (@detdanskekongehus)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>However, the trip wasn't without controversy as the Danish royal family are able to watch the match in person whereas millions of Danish fans are forced to watch the semi-final from home.</p> <p>The country's biggest newspaper, Ekstra Bladet, slammed the Danish royal family, with the newspaper editor Henrik Qvortrup saying that "blue blood gives immunity in all respects" as well as pointing out that it "looks a little unfortunate" that the royal family are able to skip quarantine to go to the match.</p> <p>"It's England and UEFA," Christian Kokholm Rothmann, chairman of Danish Football Fans, told<span> </span><em>Ekstra Bladet.</em></p> <p>"It is the size of the wallet that determines whether one can get to football in England. Class division of society has apparently been reintroduced in England."</p> <p>"The ones you have to be really mad at are UEFA. They should have moved the match [from] where the fans cannot access.</p> <p>"The European Championships should bring people together and spread joy, and now it divides people because many who want to see the semi-finals do not have access to it. It's a shame."</p> <p>The Danish royal family hit back saying that it was "completely natural" that "it represents Denmark" at the match.</p> <p>Unfortunately, the presence of the royal family wasn't enough for Denmark to win the game as England defeated Denmark 2-1.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Fashion queen: All of Jess Rowe’s lockdown looks

<p><span>Jessica Rowe has been dressing up in her finest evening wear to distract herself during lockdown.</span><br /><br /><span>The former <em>Studio 10</em> co-host has shown there’s no such thing as boredom in her house by showing fans how effortlessly she puts together fabulous looks while stuck at home while her hometown Sydney is in lockdown.</span><br /><br /><span>The 51-year-old kicked off the first night of lockdown with a ravishing silver sequinned dress.</span><br /><br /><span>“How are you doing tonight? Hope you’re okay. I’m managing by dressing up in fringes,” she captioned in an Instagram post.</span><br /><br /><span>Rowe was fully dolled up, flaunting the Rebecca Vallance dress, but it hasn’t been her only beautiful lockdown look.</span><br /><br /><span>Since she first kicked off her first quarantine dress-up, the TV personality has flaunted her stylish taste.</span><br /><br /><span>Rowe has been pictured in Carla Zampatti, Tutu Du Monde, Mrs Self Portrait and Romance Was Born.</span><br /><br /><span>Fans have been loving the everyday posts, with one writing: “Look forward to these each night! I’m loving your wardrobe.”</span><br /><br /><span>“Your outfits are so impressive and I’m in love with the sparkle,” another fan said.</span><br /><br /><span>“You inspire me to get out of my pyjamas and get ready for my day, every day Jess,” a third added.</span><br /><br /><span>Rowe has been a longtime fan of using exercise as a tool to help her mental health.</span><br /><br /><span>In a chat with information.com.au, the star revealed you could usually find her in a pilates class.</span><br /><br /><span>“For me, it’s more about mental health. I go with a girlfriend and we have a laugh and try not to fart as we hold our core,” she said.</span><br /><br /><span>“There are far wider benefits when you find something that works for you instead of forcing yourself to do something you don’t enjoy or depriving yourself of certain foods. Life is too short.”</span></p>

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When Dannii met Diana

<p>Dannii Minogue has opened up about the time she met Princess Diana and revealed why she felt sorry for the beloved royal.</p> <p>The Aussie music icon revealed the details in an interview published on Monday, recalling the brief meeting in the early 1990s.</p> <p>During Dannii's visit to London in the early 1990s, she was invited to perform as part of a Royal Command Performance.</p> <p>She sang 'Success' and the Children's Royal Variety Performance in 1991, which was attended by the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden.</p> <p>Around that time, Dannii met Princess Diana at The London Palladium, a moment she said nothing could have prepared her for.</p> <p>Though the singer doesn't recall what she said to her, she remembers the impression the young princess left on her.</p> <p>She was very young. She was very nervous," Dannii told News.com.au.</p> <p>She told the outlet that it was one of Diana's first solo royal engagements and the princess was very dressed up for the occasion.</p> <p>"I remember looking at her thinking, 'You look like you dressed up as a woman who's 80 years old.' It was really like she'd been styled by the queen's mother," the 49-year-old said</p> <p>Diana was said to have been a very different person in 1990, before she broke out of her shell and became slightly more daring.</p> <p>Danni said she felt sorry for the princess.</p> <p>The Aussie said: "She was just the little Princess Diana with the chin down, looking up at you. And I felt sorry for her, because you could feel the nerves."</p> <p>Diana was actually an established royal by the 1990s, when Dannii seems to have met her, and had been undertaking solo engagements for some years.</p> <p>She is also not recorded as having attended the 1991 royal performance Dannii sang at.</p>

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Harry and William’s brotherly feud set aside for Princess Diana’s big unveiling

<p>The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex set aside their rumoured long-standing feud to pay homage to their late mother, Princess Diana, for what would have been her 60th birthday.</p> <p>In a joint tribute, the royal brothers said: "Today, on what would have been our mother's 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better.</p> <p>"Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.</p> <p>"Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive."</p> <p>The event marked the first time both the Duke of Cambridge and Sussex have been pictured together since the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral in April.</p> <p>Prince Harry travelled all the way to the UK from Los Angeles last Friday in order to undergo a period of isolation before attending the event.</p> <p>William and Harry, who looked dapper in dark suits with ties, and first greeted the chairman of the statue committee Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton.</p> <p>The royal brothers looked at ease as they shared a laugh with the ex-Army officer.</p> <p>Harry was also able to reunite with his mother's siblings, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Lady Jane Fellowes and Earl Spencer.</p> <p>The royal statue of Princess Di proved to be a remarkable gesture, and is engraved with the royal's name and the date of the unveiling.</p> <p>A paving stone in front is engraved with an extract after the poem <em>The Measure of A Man</em>, which was in the programme for the 2007 memorial service for the Princess.</p> <p>It reads: "These are the units to measure the worth<br />"Of this woman as a woman regardless of birth.<br />"Not what was her station?<br />"But had she a heart?<br />"How did she play her God-given part?"</p> <p>The stunning bronze statue shows Diana in her later years, surrounded by three children.</p> <p>In a statement, Kensington Palace said: "The statue aims to reflect the warmth, elegance and energy of Diana, Princess of Wales, in addition to her work and the impact she had on so many people.</p> <p>"The figure of Diana, Princess of Wales is surrounded by three children who represent the universality and generational impact of the Princess' work.</p> <p>"The portrait and style of dress was based on the final period of her life as she gained confidence in her role as an ambassador for humanitarian causes and aims to convey her character and compassion."</p> <p>William could be heard saying "ready?" to his little brother before they both pulled off the cloth and the guests applauded.</p> <p>The brothers were seen speaking to the Sunken Garden's designer, Pip Morrison, who said the garden was a “calming place”.</p> <p>"We have worked carefully to ensure that the new layout and planting scheme complements the statue, providing a calming place for people who visit Kensington Palace to remember the Princess.”</p> <p>Sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley also honoured the late royal, saying: "Diana, Princess of Wales was an icon who touched the lives of people right around the world, so it has been a privilege to work alongside Prince William and Prince Harry on this statue which commemorates her life.</p> <p>"We wanted to capture her warmth and humanity while showcasing the impact she had across generations. I hope that people will enjoy visiting the statue and the Sunken Garden, and taking a moment to remember the Princess."</p> <p>Princess Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, was also spotted at Kensington Palace for the emotional unveiling, and called the brief ceremony “intimate, moving and peaceful.”</p> <p>"To have had a lovely summer's day today with the roses and geranium in full bloom was just perfect.</p> <p>“We were standing here in February up to our knees in mud, at that point we didn't think we would ever get to this day."</p> <p><em>Images: Getty</em></p>

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Where we've seen Diana's statue outfit before

<p>The Princess of Wales will stand forever in the gardens of Kensington Palace, as a sculpture meticulously curated over several years with painstaking detail, which has finally been presented to the world.</p> <p>Prince William and Prince Harry have been central in the making of their mother’s statue, having commissioned the project in 2017.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842203/diana-statue-5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/66534784c7e54484b2d1748636ccb1d9" /></p> <p>Diana’s face, along with the three children depicted with her, "will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy", her sons said in a joint statement.</p> <p>The brothers reunited on July 1, in honour of Diana’s 60th birthday, to unveil the statue in the Sunken Garden.</p> <p>The clothing in the statue is likely to have been inspired by the Princess of Wales' 1993 Christmas card.</p> <p>In that photo Diana is adorned in a blue collared shirt with a high neck, the buttons undone, a black belt with a large golden buckle and a black pencil skirt.</p> <p>While it is not confirmed, the statue of Diana bears a striking similarity to the outfit.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842202/diana-statue-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/fca45f498461428e9e501e8cbdd95367" /></p> <p>The 1993 Christmas card came at a pivotal time in Diana's life, just one year before she separated from Prince Charles.</p> <p>In 1993 Diana and Charles chose to send out separate Christmas cards – a public display to signify that their marriage had well and truly come to an end.</p> <p>The royal used the separation to her advantage, however, and carved out a new role for herself by throwing her energy into her charities.</p> <p>In a statement Kensington Palace said that “the statue aims to reflect the warmth, elegance and energy of Diana, Princess of Wales, in addition to her work and the impact she had on so many people.</p> <p>"The portrait and style of dress was based on the final period of her life as she gained confidence in her role as an ambassador for humanitarian causes and aims to convey her character and compassion."</p> <p>Diana is surrounded by three children "who represent the universality and generational impact of The Princess' work".</p> <p>Prince William and Prince Harry wanted the statue to recognise their mother's positive impact across the world.</p>

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Photographer shares story behind Princess Di's favourite snap

<p>Photographer Jayne Fincher has revealed the story behind Princess Diana's favourite photo of herself and her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.</p> <p>Fincher was part of a press pool following Princess Diana and Prince Charles on their press tour of Canada in 1991 when she captured the sweet moment Prince William and Prince Harry joined their parents on the trip.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842205/diana-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e93d9496342f4845af3a4e7fde7fa7df" /></p> <p>"It was lovely to see them together because she was very joyous," Fincher told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.today.com/news/photographer-shares-story-behind-princess-diana-pic-sons-t224184" target="_blank"><em>TODAY in the US.</em></a></p> <p>"They were obviously absolutely the apples of her eyes, and there was a lot of laughter.</p> <p>"The boys burst out of the doors, and Diana spotted them. And she ran the length of the yacht going, 'Ooooh!' like, 'My boys!' I think she had that in a frame above her dressing room."</p> <p>Roya Nikkhah, royal editor at the U.K paper The Sunday Times agrees with Fincher.</p> <p>"Her two sons are still such a living, strong embodiment of everything she was trying to do," Roya Nikkhah, royal editor at U.K. paper The Sunday Times, told TODAY.</p> <p>"I think that keeps her very much alive in our thoughts, particularly when you have big moments like this."</p>

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