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Home and Away star Bonnie Sveen shares rare photo of twin daughters

<p>Former<span> </span><em>Home and Away</em> star Bonnie Sveen has shared a rare snap on Instagram of her identical twin girls, Myrtle and Emerald.</p> <p>The caption reads: “'You got your hands full' they say… classic."</p> <p>Fans loved the sweet snap, with many sharing their own experiences with identical twins.</p> <p>One fan said “gorgeous bundles of pink” whereas another explained their experience with twins.</p> <p>“I have ID boys, they are 6 months and so much fun… double the love &amp; laughter! Though this teething thing isn’t much fun atm, your girls are gorgeous.”</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/BvWAF3elpga/?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/BvWAF3elpga/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">“you got your hands full” they say... classic 🐨🐨</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/msbonniqua/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Bonnie Sveen🌙</a> (@msbonniqua) on Mar 23, 2019 at 1:15am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Sveen gave birth to the twins last October with her partner Nathan Gooley.</p> <p>She gushed to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.newidea.com.au/bonnie-sveen-exclusive-identical-twin-girls-nathan-gooley" target="_blank"><em>New Idea</em></a> about the joys of motherhood.</p> <p>“It's the best. It's definitely far from perfect, but it's the most heart-opening, profound experience I've ever undergone.”</p> <p>Speaking about her twin girls left Sveen in awe.</p> <p>“How could I have possibly earned this double miracle in my life?”</p> <p>The family of four have now settled down in rural Tasmania.</p>

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How to tell someone you have cancer and how to respond properly as a loved one

<p>Finding out you have cancer can be devastating. After figuring out what treatments you’re going to undertake, the next daunting step is telling your family.</p> <p>ABC presenter Jill Emberson released a podcast about her experience of living with terminal ovarian cancer.</p> <p>It’s in this podcast that she goes into detail about letting the people in her life know about her diagnosis.</p> <p>"I remember the phone calls I had to make to my family. They're really hard to remember making," she says.</p> <p>"My mother — I could hardly bear having that conversation with her."</p> <p>Speaking to <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/life/telling-people-about-your-cancer-diagnosis-and-how-to-respond/10385738"><em>ABC Life</em></a>, Brenda Clasquin, a support consultant for The Cancer Council says that these conversations are known for being tough. She also says that we shouldn’t feel guilty for not knowing the right thing to say.</p> <p><strong>How to tell your family</strong></p> <p>"A diagnosis like this comes with a huge shock, and people need the opportunity to absorb that shock themselves before they tell everybody else," she says.</p> <p>Clasquin also says it can be helpful to write pointers, just so you say everything you feel like you need to say.</p> <p>"Write down some pointers of what you want to say, and what you want to avoid saying," She says.</p> <p><strong>How to tell your children</strong></p> <p>Telling your children is the next difficult step. Clasquin says even young children will sense something is wrong, despite what they’ve been told.</p> <p>"You do need to prepare to tell your children this news, but they shouldn't be the last to know," she says.</p> <p>"Make sure they feel part of the family and not excluded from what is a really big event."</p> <p><strong>How to receive this news</strong></p> <p>It can be hard enough working up the courage to tell people about your diagnosis. But what about the person who’s receiving the news?</p> <p>Clasquin acknowledges that although receiving the news can be hard to hear, it’s not the role of the person whose diagnosed with cancer to support their family and friends.</p> <p>"Hold yourself if possible and give yourself time to process what you've been told before you respond," she says.</p> <p>Do you have any tips? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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Mum defends child’s unusual name after being mocked by critics

<p>A mum has defended her baby’s name after trolls made fun of the parent’s decision.</p> <p>Jade Jeanes told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/disney-belle-beauty-and-beast-2669541" target="_blank">The Bristol Post</a></em> that herself and her husband Joshua, both 27, wanted something extravagant for their child’s name as they had been waiting for seven years to conceive.</p> <p>After some debate on whether their child should be called Belle after Jade’s favourite Disney heroine in Beauty and the Beast, the couple settled on Disney.</p> <p>Despite making her choice and having nurses in the delivery room recognise that the name is unique, Jade decided to share her baby’s name with a Facebook page created for parents.</p> <p>She was devastated when mums mocked her baby’s name on the page.</p> <p>Jade couldn’t understand the criticism, saying “it’s just a name.”</p> <p>Jade said:</p> <p>“Friends and family love the name, and I do too. It’s no one’s business what we decided to call her.”</p> <p>Jade also said that Disney loves Disney films, as she’s been described as “transfixed” whenever there’s a Disney movie on TV.</p> <p>“It was more of a fun post that I assumed people would be okay with. In the end, people just either hate it or love it.”</p> <p>What do you think of the unique name? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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URGENT RECALL: Popular brand of dog food recalled for second time

<p>Check your canned dog food as Hill’s Pet Nutrition have issued a<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/finance/legal/is-your-dog-ok-popular-pet-food-brand-issues-urgent-recall" target="_blank">second voluntary recall worldwide</a>.</p> <p>These recalled products could cause serious health issues to your dog.</p> <p>The company have confirmed on its Australian website that the global recall affects those who have bought the canned dog food as it carries potentially toxic levels of Vitamin D.</p> <p>Although the pet food usually contains the essential nutrient for dogs, elevated levels can lead to health issues depending on the level of Vitamin D and the length of exposure.</p> <p>The statement reads:</p> <p>“Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.</p> <p>“Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.”</p> <p>The brand is sold worldwide at vet clinics, online or at local pet stores.</p> <p>Hill’s Pet Nutrition has been facing backlash from dog owners worldwide via social media as a number of people have claimed their pets became ill or died after eating the food before it was recalled.</p> <p>None of the dry foods, cat foods or treats have been impacted by the second recall.</p> <p>Those who have bought the recalled products are advised to discontinue feeding them to their pets and dispose of them immediately. You are also able to have discarded products replaced at no cost, which is done by contacting the pet store, online retailer or vet clinic where you purchased the food from.</p> <p>See the full list of recalled products <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hillspet.com.au/productlist" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>Has your dog fallen ill due to these products? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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"When is Prince Harry coming?": Harry's sweet moment with boy who doesn't believe he's a royal

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Prince Harry has made a solo appearance at a London primary school, seemingly confirming that wife Duchess Meghan is now on maternity leave.</p> <p>During the visit to St Vincent's Catholic Primary School on Wednesday, the Duke of Sussex got a taste of fatherhood as he engaged with schoolchildren for a tree-planting project in support of The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative with conservation charity Woodland Trust.</p> <p>Speaking to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/" target="_blank">HELLO!</a></em>,<span> </span>a teaching assistant revealed a precious moment one of the children shared with the Prince.</p> <p>“When is Prince Harry coming?” the child asked the Duke.</p> <p>Harry responded, saying: “I’m the real Harry. I’ve just had my hair cut for the occasion.”</p> <p>The prince also hinted at Duchess Meghan’s maternity leave. When a student asked where the Duchess was, Harry reportedly mimed his wife’s baby bump with his hand and told the children that she was having a baby.</p> <p>The former <em>Suits</em> star is expected to give birth to their first child in late April or early May.</p> <p>The couple’s latest joint appearance was on Tuesday, when they made an<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/health/caring/prince-harry-and-duchess-meghan-pay-tribute-to-christchurch-shootings-victims" target="_blank">unannounced visit to the New Zealand House</a><span> </span>in London to pay respects for the victims of the Christchurch terror attack. According to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/" target="_blank"><em>HELLO!</em></a>, this may have been Meghan’s last public engagement until the baby’s arrival.</p> <p>Click through the gallery above to see pictures from Prince Harry’s solo outing.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div></div>

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Just like mum! Carrie Bickmore shares sweet snap alongside lookalike daughter

<p>Carrie Bickmore has shared a sweet Instagram selfie with her and her three-year-old daughter, Evie.</p> <p>The photo shows Evie grinning from ear to ear, sporting a lipstick kiss on her cheek from her mum.</p> <p>Evie doesn’t appear to be wearing any makeup, but that’s okay. She’s got the lipstick kiss to complete her look.</p> <p>The post was shared on International Women’s Day, which was the 7th of March. Many of her followers loved the snap.</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/Bus0Vp2Hipc/?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/Bus0Vp2Hipc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">👄 😘 ❤️</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/bickmorecarrie/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Carrie Bickmore</a> (@bickmorecarrie) on Mar 7, 2019 at 12:24am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“You’re such an inspiration for your daughters,” said one commenter.</p> <p>Another couldn’t contain their joy, saying “Stop! I love it.”</p> <p><em>The Project</em> host is very much a family orientated woman, which can be seen on her Instagram.</p> <p>She recently posted another shot of her family, with her daughter Evie and her other daughter Adelaide side by side at three months of age. The duo look identical.</p> <p>The caption reads: “EVIE + ADELAIDE (at 3 months). Sisters. Same same but so different.”</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/BuxAiDMny_p/?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/BuxAiDMny_p/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">EVIE + ADELAIDE (at 3 months) Sisters 👯 Same same but so different. 💕</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/bickmorecarrie/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Carrie Bickmore</a> (@bickmorecarrie) on Mar 8, 2019 at 3:27pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Fans loved the shot, with one saying, “They look just like you!”</p> <p>Another agreed saying “Very lucky to always have each other, and they’re so cute.”</p> <p>Do you think the mother-daughter duo look alike? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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Inside Dolly Parton’s marriage with Carl Dean: "He has been the love of my life"

<p>Dolly Parton may be one of the world’s most famous singers, but her longstanding marriage with husband Carl Dean has remained private throughout the years.</p> <p>The couple have been married for more than 50 years, but they are rarely photographed, interviewed or seen in public together. However, Parton quipped that this might be the secret to their lasting relationship.</p> <p>Parton first met Dean in 1964 when she was 18. It was Parton’s first day in Nashville, having just moved there to pursue a career in country music.</p> <p>"My first thought was 'I'm gonna marry that girl'," Dean said about their first meeting on the couple's <a rel="noopener" href="http://wsgcradio.com/50-years-in-the-making-highest-bidder-gets-photos-and-interview-with-dolly-partons-husband/" target="_blank">50th wedding anniversary</a>. "My second thought was, ‘Lord she’s good lookin’’. And that was the day my life began."</p> <p>After two years of courtship, the two decided to tie the knot even though Parton’s record label Monument wanted her to remain unwed.</p> <p>"We'd already sent out invitations and so I thought, 'I ain't waiting!'" Parton told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/country/dolly-parton-marriage-secrets-carl-thomas-dean/" target="_blank">People</a></em>. "We went that same weekend to Ringgold, Georgia in a little church. I had a little white dress and little flowers, and my mom went with me."</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/Br3KTiGgfwt/?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/Br3KTiGgfwt/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by O, The Oprah Magazine (@oprahmagazine)</a> on Dec 26, 2018 at 11:14am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Parton was rising to stardom quickly, but Dean decided early on to stay out of the limelight. Parton recalled a red carpet event in 1966, which was the first and last industry engagement that she and her husband attended together.</p> <p>"So, Carl and I got dressed up, he was in a tux, and we drove to the dinner," she recounted. "We got out and walked up the red carpet and went inside and sat through dinner and the awards. After the dinner, Carl turned to me and said, 'Dolly, I want you to have everything you want, and I’m happy for you, but don't you ever ask me to go to another one of them dang things again!'"</p> <p>Parton made her big break a year later after she joined the hit TV series The Porter Wagoner Show. Her duet song with Porter Wagoner, <em>The Last Thing On My Mind</em> became Parton’s first top 10 country hit and started a six-year streak of top 10 singles for the two singers.</p> <p>Parton went on to top music charts and win awards with her solo hits such as <em>Jolene</em>, <em>I Will Always Love You</em> and <em>The Bargain Store</em>. However, while Parton became a regular at highly-publicised events like the Grammy Awards and the Golden Globes, Dean, who ran an asphalt-paving company in Nashville, continued to stay out of the public eye.</p> <p>According to Parton, Dean also does not watch her performances or listen to her music that much.</p> <p>"For years and years, he would never come to the shows because he felt he'd get too nervous if I messed up, so he just never wanted to watch,” she said in an interview with Good Morning Britain.</p> <p>"He's not necessarily one of the biggest fans of my music … He doesn't dislike it, but he doesn't go out of his way to play my records, put it that way."</p> <p>Parton said their independence are some of the secrets to their long-lasting union.</p> <p>"You can't be in each other's face all the time," the 73-year-old told <em><a rel="noopener" href="http://tasteofcountry.com/dolly-parton-new-album-tour-marriage-movie-interview/" target="_blank">Taste of Country</a></em> in 2011. "Actually, I think that has been the best formula for us, the fact that we appreciate each other when we are together. We don't have to be together all the time."</p> <p>In a 2016 interview with <a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/country/dolly-parton-photos-dollywood-people-magazine-cover/" target="_blank"><em>People</em></a>, Parton also said Dean is "always surprising" her. "I never know what he's gonna say or do," she admitted. "Not everyone is lucky enough to be with someone for 50 years, but I have been. He has been the love of my life and the life of my love."</p>

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Allison Langdon shares sweet first photo of newborn daughter

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p><em>Weekend Today</em> presenter Allison Langdon has just shared the most adorable pictures of her two children, <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/joy-and-sadness-for-mike-willesee-jr-as-wife-allison-langdon-gives-birth">Mack James and Scout Heather, this week.</a></p> <p>Langdon shares the two children with her husband Mike Willesee Jr who is the son of the legendary TV icon, Mike Willesee Sr, <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/veteran-tv-reporter-mike-willesee-passes-away-aged-76" target="_blank">who sadly passed away this month.</a></p> <p>The 39-year-old posted a gorgeous collage for her 23,000 followers on Instagram which showed two-year-old Mack bonding with his baby sister.</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/Bu5hjWvla8d/?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/Bu5hjWvla8d/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">It’s taken a few days but Mack is enamoured with his new baby sister Scout Heather, he’s decided she can stay (for now!)</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/allisonlangdon/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Allison Langdon</a> (@allisonlangdon) on Mar 11, 2019 at 11:50pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The adorable photo shows Mack barely being able to contain his joy as he holds Scout in his arms.</p> <p>“It’s taken a few days, but Mack is enamoured with his new baby sister Scout Heather, he’s decided she can stay (for now!),” the caption read.</p> <p>Last November, a pregnant Allison revealed the exciting news that she was expecting a baby girl while appearing on <em>Nova 96.9’s Fitzy and Wippa radio show.</em></p> <p>“Do you know what you're having?' asked host Michael <em>'W</em>ippa' Wipfli, to which Allison cheerily replied: “It's a little girl!”</p> <p>In October, the reporter told <a href="https://honey.nine.com.au/2018/10/26/15/34/allison-langdon-pregnant-baby-two"><em>9Honey</em></a> she was “past the halfway mark” in her pregnancy and was extremely excited to welcome her first daughter.</p> <p>“I've been great, I’ve felt fine. [There's] the usual sickness first trimester and tiredness, but nothing unusual,” Allison revealed.</p> <p>Allison noted that although her pregnancy had been a relatively easy one, many of her friends had not been so lucky.</p> <p>“I know so many mates who have struggled big time with morning sickness, so I don't dare complain about a couple of off days,” she said.</p> <p>Mike Willesee Jr has had a rollercoaster experience of emotions himself, losing his media titan father, Mike Willesee Sr, 76, to throat cancer on March 1.</p> <p>Barely 24 hours later, his wife had given birth to his second child, Scout Heather Willesee.</p> <p>Allison is currently on maternity leave from Channel Nine and has been married to fellow journalist Mike for over 10 years.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Why the Queen Mother clashed with Prince Philip

<p>New information has been revealed in a documentary called <em>The Queen Mum: The Reluctant Queen</em> about the Queen Mother and Prince Philip.</p> <p>Apparently, the duo didn’t get along.</p> <p>It all started when Prince Philip, wanting to bring the Palace into the future, requested that telephones replace footmen. Footmen used to take messages from one royal to another in the 1950s.</p> <p>The Queen Mother was a fan of tradition and therefore opposed to Prince Philip’s “progressive” attitude to technology.</p> <p>One insider revealed to <a rel="noopener" href="https://honey.nine.com.au/2019/03/10/14/42/queen-mother-clashed-with-prince-philip" target="_blank">9Honey</a>:</p> <p>"The Queen Mother and Prince Philip never really got on."</p> <p>It didn’t help that Prince Philip wanted to televise the Queen’s coronation. The Queen Mother wasn’t a fan of this and tried to stop it from happening.</p> <p>The 1953 coronation at Westminster Abbey was the first coronation ever to be televised and was watched by 27 million people.</p> <p>The documentary also claims that the Queen Mother wasn’t happy about moving out of Buckingham Palace and described her new home in Clarence House as “small and horrid”.</p> <p>Eventually, she grew to love it and threw endless dinner parties.</p> <p>Biographer Robert Lacey said: <span>"There she was unashamedly harking back to when Britain had an empire – charming, aristocratic, frankly snobbish, no pretence of actually living in the 20th century."</span></p> <p>Former equerry Ashe Windham agreed, saying: "<span>There were wall-to-wall guests. It was exhausting work.</span></p> <p>"But she was a terrific hostess, and she did like her food. She would scrutinise the menu every day and talk to the chef."</p> <p>An equerry is an officer of the British royal household who assists members of the royal family.</p>

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How to put the honeymoon-level excitement back in your marriage

<p>Here's how to put the excitement back into a relationship that is decades long.</p> <p><strong>1. Encourage your partner to pursue a passion</strong></p> <p>Research suggests we're most attracted to our partner when they are in their own element—in other words, when they're feeling confident and in the flow. That may be when he's playing his trumpet or coding a new program, or when she's dancing to flamenco music or painting pictures of historical landscapes.</p> <p>Whatever your individual passions may be, focus on supporting each other to pursue them. "Find where your partner excels and start looking at them fresh through that lens, as if you were strangers, meeting for the first time," suggests sexual health consultant Celeste Holbrook, PhD.</p> <p><strong>2. Show appreciation for your partner at least once a day</strong></p> <p>When you first started dating, remember how much you appreciated the little things your partner did for you and you did for him? Continue to do this in your relationship as it grows over the years. "At the beginning you're giddy with love and gratitude, and you're grateful for your lover and all the little things you do together, the things they say and the places you go together," says Claudia Six, PhD, sexologist, relationship coach, and author of Erotic Integrity: How to Be True to Yourself Sexually.</p> <p>"Reconnect with that gratitude instead of taking your relationship for granted." Start the day by telling each other what you're grateful for, complimenting one another regularly, saying "I love you," and comment on a new dress or a new haircut. If you want to take the romance up a few notches, start leaving love notes in unexpected places—by the coffee machine, in his underwear drawer, by the door so he sees it as he's leaving, or on the garbage can for whoever takes out the trash.</p> <p><strong>3. Plan fun, spontaneous date nights</strong></p> <p>When love is new, date nights are special. But with limited time, kids, the stress of running a household and doing your job, date nights can represent a huge logistical 'should.' "But it really is important to remember how dates used to be, when you'd dress up for them, look your beloved in the eye, be interested in what they say, and allow them to put a twinkle back in your eye," says Dr. Six.</p> <p>"Remember what made you fall in love with him and treat the date as a special time." Go to a concert in the park and bring a picnic basket with wine if that's allowed. Outdoor concerts are often free and can be a great way to have a nice evening together and just enjoy each other's company. Or go out to a nice place for dinner and split an appetiser—order a bottle of wine and make the meal last. "Do this as often as your budget allows, but at least once a month if you can save up for it," recommends Dr. Michael.</p> <p><strong>4. Use the power of touch to your advantage</strong></p> <p>Touching is small way to reconnect and make contact every day. Even just holding hands releases the love hormone oxytocin, which can strengthen empathy and communication between a couple.</p> <p>"Make sure to hold hands, not only when walking down the street, but at home, in the morning when you first wake up, and at the end of the day before going to sleep," says Dr. Six. "You don't have to talk. You can just feel the warmth of your lover's hand in yours and rest in the comfort of it, enjoying the familiarity of your beloved's skin and energy."</p> <p><strong>5. Check in on a regular basis</strong></p> <p>Think of it as a state-of-the-union conversation between the two of you about your relationship. It can be as simple as 15 minutes on the couch where you talk about what made you happy, what moved you. "The mundane tasks of daily living can dull the sparkle in a relationship, but if you make an effort to be genuinely interested in your spouse's state of mind and how they're feeling about things in their life and in the relationship, it'll have you both feeling closer to each other," says Dr. Six.</p> <p>In bed at night or over dinner, ask each other what your favourite part of the day was and why. You might be surprised to learn what is most meaningful to your mate and you may even chuckle at each other's answers as you reminisce about the day's events. This way you're constantly discovering something new about your partner and sharing in their joy, the way you did in the beginning of your relationship.</p> <p>Do you have any other tips? Let us know in the comments.</p> <p><em>Written by Jenn Sinrich. </em><em>This article first appeared in <a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/relationships/how-put-honeymoon-level-excitement-back-your-marriage">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V">here’s our best subscription offer.</a></em></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Why you shouldn't throw away your old mascara wands

<p>They say we should replace our mascara every three months, so if you’re someone who goes by that long-spoken rule, then that’s quite a few mascaras you’re disposing of annually.</p> <p>But thanks to a new adorable initiative, your old mascara wands can be used for a great purpose. Animal charities are requesting for people to send empty tubes of mascaras their way, as the small bristle wands are the perfect tool to clean and comfort injured wildlife.</p> <p>Animals such as birds, rabbits, small rodents and baby fawns all find the comfort of their parents' grooming in these tiny cosmetic items.</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/BTnDXEWF27k/?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/BTnDXEWF27k/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Appalachian Wildlife Refuge (@appalachianwild)</a> on May 2, 2017 at 5:32pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <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/BTITUszFJ44/?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/BTITUszFJ44/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Appalachian Wildlife Refuge (@appalachianwild)</a> on Apr 20, 2017 at 6:55pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>ARC – an animal rescue centre in Aberdeenshire, Scotland – made an appeal on social media for people to wash their old brushes and post it to them in a Ziploc bag.</p> <p>The bristles are used to remove oil, larvae, fly eggs, mites and mud from small animals.</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/BTWeOgPlqEZ/?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/BTWeOgPlqEZ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Appalachian Wildlife Refuge (@appalachianwild)</a> on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:00am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>And they definitely didn’t expect the response that they received, as they are now overflowing with mascara wands, saying they have “more wands than Hogwarts”.</p> <p>Due to the overwhelming results, they have temporarily stopped the initiative.</p> <p>People from all over the world have sent their wands, with ARC writing on their Facebook page: “So many people have contacted us from all around the globe – how fantastic to have so much support for wildlife and for re-using items destined for landfill.</p> <p>“We hope we can secure a recycling facility for our used wands, and once we have this set up, we will post details of where they can be sent. The less plastic in our seas/landfill, the better!”</p> <p>Would you send someone your empty cosmetic items if it was for a good cause? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Duchess of Sussex drops MAJOR royal baby hint

<p>The Duchess of Sussex has given an indication that her due date is right around the corner – and royal fans are more excited than ever.</p> <p>While attending a party in honour of her father-in-law, Prince Charles, the royal was pictured in a stunning gold and cream dress, cradling her budding baby bump while speaking with guests.</p> <p>In a video posted to social media, the Duchess was overheard joking and talking about the imminent birth of her first child, during a friendly conversation with Welsh secretary Alun Cairns at Buckingham Palace.</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/BupGCGIFvrU/?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/BupGCGIFvrU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Meghan and Harry at Buckingham Palace today.</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/hrhduchessmeghan/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> HRH The Duchess of Sussex</a> (@hrhduchessmeghan) on Mar 5, 2019 at 1:41pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Duchess Meghan was in attendance with her husband Prince Harry to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles being formally given the title Prince of Wales.</p> <p>It is the first time both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have attended a royal event together since the Christmas Day church service in Norfolk.</p> <p>Meghan was overheard telling Secretary Cairns: “I look rather different than the last time you saw me,” after he congratulated her on her pregnancy.</p> <p>The conversation then followed up by Cairns asking: “How are you doing? I’m sure everyone is asking.”</p> <p>“No it’s actually very sweet,” the Duchess responded, gesturing towards her bump.</p> <p>"It's a very sweet, nurturing thing to ask.</p> <p>"We're nearly there."</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/BupcHisFks_/?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/BupcHisFks_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">“We’re nearly there!” Meghan says at the end 💙👶💗 #meghanmarkle #meghanandharry #marklesparkle #babyontheway #duchessofsussex #dukeofsussex #princeharry #couplegoals #couplesgoals #womancrush #classylady #classywoman #boyorgirl #britishroyals #britishroyalfamily #ilovehermakeup #babysussex #impregnant #royalbabynews #royalbaby #thepalace #buckinghampalace #londonengland #londoners</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/hrhmeghanmarklevideos/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> HRH The Duchess of Sussex ♥️</a> (@hrhmeghanmarklevideos) on Mar 5, 2019 at 4:55pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The Duchess is expected to give birth late April, putting her at around eight months pregnant.</p> <p>Although members of the royal family have never revealed their official due dates, the arrival of Baby Sussex is looming.</p> <p>Mystery continues to surround exactly when the pregnant royal will give birth, and both she and Prince Harry have been busily preparing for the arrival of their first child.</p> <p>The couple will soon be arriving to Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage, which has been fit with a nursery.</p> <p>It is highly expected the Duchess will follow in the footsteps of her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, and choose the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London to give birth.</p> <p>Duchess Kate had her three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – in the same wing.</p> <p>However, the pregnant Duchess has proven to surprise royal experts and the public with her decision, as speculation says she might choose somewhere closer to the couple’s new home in Windsor to give birth.</p> <p>Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be relocating from Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace, and a close hospital just 24km from their new household is Frimley Park Hospital, in Surrey.</p> <p>Duchess Meghan wore a gorgeous cream and gold jacquard brocade frock for the reception, along with an Amanda Wakeley white coat.</p> <p>To complete the glowing look, the mother-to-be added nude Paul Andrew heels with a low bun hairstyle.</p> <p>To see the simple and gorgeous look worn by the Duchess, swipe through the gallery above. </p>

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Why Prince William and Kate don’t call Princess Charlotte by her actual name

<p>Affectionate nicknames are the norm within loving families. The British Royal family are no exception and no strangers to nicknames, although they might be a bit different to the ones you’re used to hearing.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children have some pretty cute nicknames for their parents, and it goes both ways!</p> <p><strong>Duchess Kate’s nickname for daughter Princess Charlotte</strong></p> <p>As is the case with royal families, they often opt for more traditional names, hence the choosing of “Charlotte”. However, Duchess Kate revealed to <a rel="noopener" href="http://www.prettymuchme.co.uk/blog/" target="_blank">blogger Laura-Ann</a> in Belfast that she has a much more informal nickname for her daughter: Lottie.</p> <p><strong>Prince George’s nickname for Prince William</strong></p> <p>Prince George reportedly doesn’t call Prince William “Dad”. Duchess Kate spoke to a member of the crowd who later told reporters the following story:</p> <p>“Kate said that William was playing football with the children last night and one of them said, I think it was George, 'Are you playing football tomorrow, Pops?'"</p> <p>Pops! How sweet (or cheeky, depending how you look at it!)</p> <p><strong>Prince George’s nickname for Prince Charles</strong></p> <p>Seems like Prince George has no issues calling his grandfather anything he wants, especially considering he’s next in line to the throne.</p> <p>The<span> </span><em>Daily Mail</em> reported that Prince George affectionately calls his grandfather “<a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6348207/Prince-Wales-opens-ROBERT-HARDMAN-intimate-revealing-portrait.html" target="_blank">Grandpa Wales”.</a></p> <p><strong>Duchess Meghan’s nickname for Prince Harry</strong></p> <p>This one is a sweet one as well. After seeing <em>Hamilton</em> at London’s West End, the duo got a photograph with the cast. Wanting to make sure that Prince Harry was in the photo, Duchess Meghan turned to him and asked, “Can you see my love?”</p> <p>The entire cast heard and reacted <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BnHMQ8WHOh3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=embed_video_watch_again" target="_blank">accordingly</a>.</p> <p><strong>Prince William’s nickname for The Queen</strong></p> <p>Prince William and Prince Harry can get away with a bit more than the rest of us. After all, she is their grandmother.</p> <p>However, it appears that Prince William took a bit of time to get the hang of the word “granny”. According to<span> </span><em>Daily Mail</em><span> </span>royal correspondent <a rel="noopener" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3165864/Think-George-little-monkey-WORSE-Wills-pictures-little-terror-prince-taking-naughty-daddy.html" target="_blank">Richard Kay</a>, this resulted in a hilarious incident. Prince William had fallen over and was calling out “Gary! Gary!”</p> <p>"A guest who went to help asked who Gary was, assuming it must be a member of the royal household. ‘I’m Gary,’ explained the Queen, as she scooped him up. ‘He hasn’t learned to say Granny yet.'"</p> <p><strong>Prince George and his nickname for The Queen</strong></p> <p>Like father, like son. Turns out Prince George has a sweet nickname for The Queen as well. In an interview with <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2016041169034/kate-middleton-prince-harry-queen-elizabeth-tribute/" target="_blank"><em>ITV</em></a>, Duchess Kate revealed a sweet detail about the relationship between her son and his great grandmother.</p> <p>"George is only two-and-a-half and he calls her Gan-Gan," Kate said.</p> <p>They’re just as sweet to each other though.</p> <p>"She [The Queen] always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay and that just shows her love for the family,"</p> <p><strong>Prince Harry’s name for Duchess Meghan</strong></p> <p>These two have led a busy life since marrying in May 2017 and and Duchess Meghan’s baby is due sometime this late April, but despite their hectic schedules, they have still found the time to call each other pet names.</p> <p>Although it might not be as sweet as Duchess Meghan’s “my love”, it does the job. Prince Harry prefers “Meg” according to this video from an <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a20002000/prince-harry-nickname-meghan-markle/" target="_blank">Invictus Games Reception</a>. Short, sharp and sweet.</p> <p><strong>Prince Philip’s nickname for Queen Elizabeth</strong></p> <p>This famous duo have been married for an insane 71 years, so it makes sense that they would have a nickname for each other. According to royal biographer Robert Lacey, he says that Prince Philip calls the Queen “Cabbage”.</p> <p>Lacey told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/is-it-why-charles-talks-to-the-veg-z8k2sglpckn" target="_blank"><em>The Sunday Times</em></a> in 2006, “Yes, I've heard that is how he will sometimes refer to her.”</p> <p><strong>Prince Harry’s nickname for Duchess Kate</strong></p> <p>The trio of Prince Harry, Prince William and Duchess Kate were close for many years, so it’s not surprising that Prince Harry has a nickname for his sister-in-law.</p> <p>After hearing on a podcast that Prince Harry had nicknamed Duchess Kate “Cath”, radio presenter Scott Mills thought he’d give it a go.</p> <p>"I’m not sure, I’m not that familiar with it," Duchess Kate told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a22735611/prince-harry-kate-middleton-nickname/" target="_blank">Scott Mills</a>, adding: "But I will answer to most things."</p> <p><strong>Prince Charles’ nickname for Duchess Meghan</strong></p> <p>Duchess Meghan is currently undergoing family turmoil, so it’s sweet to see that Prince Charles is able to be that father figure for her at this point in time.</p> <p>According to an insider from <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5851817/TALK-TOWN-Prince-Michael-Kent-snuggles-wife-striking-portraits.html" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Mail</em>,</a> Prince Charles has a huge amount of admiration for Duchess Meghan and affectionately calls her "Tungsten". </p> <p>"Prince Charles admires Meghan for her strength and the backbone she gives Harry, who needs a tungsten-type figure in his life as he can be a bit of a softy."</p> <p>Do you have any nicknames for your kids or grandkids? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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Red Symons' heartbreaking confession: “I cry every day”

<p>B<span>eloved Australian television and radio hero Red Symons has revealed his heartbreak behind losing his job, eldest son and marriage in just a few short years.</span></p> <p>Symons came to fame as a <em>Skyhooks </em>guitarist, later appeared on <em>Hey Hey It’s Saturday </em>as co-host and for the last 15 years held a spot as an ABC radio presenter – hence to say, his role in the Australian media landscape has varied and been diverse over the last 30-40 years.</p> <p>2016 started off brutal for Symons when he has his wife Elly split after 25 years together.</p> <p>They sold their five-bedroom Melbourne home where they had raised their three sons and went their separate ways.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7824261/gettyimages-82059024.jpg" alt="Symons and ex-wife, Elly" data-udi="umb://media/07962b8bb7f44ddf97ce86c227812bf2" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Red Symons with ex-wife, Elly. </em></p> <p>Despite having a physically active and mentally captivating lifestyle, the hustle and bustle of every day life of the former rockstar caught up with him.</p> <p>Just one month later, the now 69-year-old had a devastating fall which resulted in him becoming comatose and hospital-bound for over three weeks. Symons bounced back quickly, taking up a healthy fitness regime and now swims every morning.</p> <p>In 2017, ABC Radio made the decision to not renew his contract on the morning breakfast show that was known for stirring a lot of controversy over the years.</p> <p>Sharing his experiences with <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/i-m-still-coming-to-terms-with-what-i-ve-been-through-i-cry-every-day-20190226-p5108y.html" target="_blank">The Good Weekend,</a></em> Symons says his worst nightmare came true when his son, Samuel, died with brain cancer at age 27 in 2018.</p> <p>“I still cry every day about that,” he revealed.</p> <p>“In the end, with his recent … let's say the word, death ... what I clung to was just the idea of telling him that I loved him.</p> <p>“That's fundamentally what was there. He went out with grace and dignity. He was in a good place with good people and I don't believe he went out with discomfort or fear.”</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7824262/gettyimages-82579326.jpg" alt="Red Symons with son, Samuel Symons at age 18" data-udi="umb://media/0808ba71690344e0bfab4107453f1d75" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Red Symons with son, Samuel Symons at age 18</em></p> <p>Symons revealed learning about his eldest son’s brain tumour was one of the most dreadful moments of his life, though he knew more was in store for their family.</p> <p>Dealing with his heartache, Symons is now exploring a new chapter of his life in the heart of Melbourne, where he now lives.</p> <p>Symons is now living in an investment property purchased over 30 years ago, appears fortnightly on Neil Mitchell’s 3AW Melbourne morning radio program and is a devoted father to his sons Raphael and Joel. </p> <p>However, when the Aussie star is asked what he wants to do with he rest of his life, he answers plainly: “I don’t know.”</p>

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Is it ever OK to wear white to a wedding?

<p>A woman has caused a bit of a stir online as she posed a question to an online mum’s group.</p> <p>Going against the grain, she wants to wear white to a wedding.</p> <p>The anonymous woman explained in further detail in her post, saying:  </p> <p>“I’ve just purchased this dress for a charity event I have to attend but I am hoping it will double up for an upcoming wedding.”</p> <p>She insists that the “bottom of the dress is like a taupe colour” and that she’s worried people will stare.</p> <p>“I don’t think the bride will mind but I’m more concerned about other guests’ opinions.”</p> <p>Many were quick to point out that you don’t wear white to a wedding.</p> <p>“Absolutely not. It’s lovely, but not for a wedding. Just don’t be that person,” one user pointed out.</p> <p>Another agreed, saying that they liked the dress.</p> <p>“It’s a gorgeous dress but being honest, I’d take issue with someone wearing that colour to my wedding.”</p> <p>One clever user also pointed out the position that the guest had put the bride in.</p> <p>“If you ask the bride, you’re putting her in a very difficult situation, especially if she knows you’ve already bought it.</p> <p>“I think it’s too close to cream/ivory to wear to a wedding and I’d have been annoyed if you wore it to mine.”</p> <p>It’s unclear what the anonymous poster intends to do, as they’ve since not commented on their post.</p> <p>Have you worn white to a wedding? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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Dr Chris Brown's exciting announcement

<p>Dr Chris Brown has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to animals.</p> <p>And now he's made an exciting announcement when it comes to the safety, tips and tricks around your furry favourites.</p> <p>Chris has launched a new website called <a href="https://www.drool.pet/?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=native-article&amp;utm_campaign=drool-launch">Drool</a>, which focuses on providing reliable and trustworthy information about your furry friends.</p> <p>He announced the big news of his website in a Facebook post to his followers. </p> <p>The caption read:</p> <p>“I have some exciting news. Like that easily distracted Great Dane in puppy school, I’ve been a little slow to sit, stay and drop into the digital world.</p> <p>“But I’ve realised I need a home for all my animal tips, tricks and inspiring stories. So welcome to <a href="https://www.drool.pet/?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=native-article&amp;utm_campaign=drool-launch">Drool</a> by Dr Chris Brown.</p> <p>“There’s so much unreliable information out there on the internet so I wanted to do something about it," the popular TV personality added. </p> <p>“<a href="https://www.drool.pet/?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=native-article&amp;utm_campaign=drool-launch">Drool</a> is where I’ll be uploading loads of content for you all to treat yourselves to.”</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fdcbpets%2Fphotos%2Fa.1512188539102428%2F2334623820192225%2F%3Ftype%3D3&amp;width=500" width="500" height="701" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>Fans are thrilled with the news, as the post reached 21,000 likes and had more than 800 comments.</p> <p>A Chris Brown fan commented saying, “Love this. (I took my 6mth old Great Dane to puppy school and on the first day the instructor politely suggested it wasn’t for us and to just practice the lessons at home).”</p> <p>One follower commented that they were excited about the launch of the website: <span>“Look forward to some drool in my inbox!”</span></p> <p>While another said, “What a great idea! Thank you for all the tips and advice you have given over the years.”</p> <p>You’re able to sign up for yourself if you’d like tips, tricks and everything in-between sent directly to your inbox.</p> <p>To sign up to <a href="https://www.drool.pet/?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=native-article&amp;utm_campaign=drool-launch">Drool</a>, click the link <a href="https://www.drool.pet/join?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=native-article&amp;utm_campaign=drool-launch">here</a>. </p>

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Did Duchess Kate just drop a major hint about royal baby no.4?

<p>The Duchess of Cambridge has admitted to “feeling a little broody” after she met a royal fan’s baby during her and Prince William’s short two-day tour in Northern Ireland.</p> <p>The royal, in-between cooing and gushing over a five-month-old baby boy named James, joked her husband “would be a little worried” by a fourth child to the family.</p> <p>“He’s gorgeous. It makes me feel a little broody,” a smiling Duchess Kate told James’ dad, Alan.</p> <p>Cheekily he asked: “Baby number four?”</p> <p>The Duchess found the question funny as she laughingly responded: “I think William would be a little worried.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">🎥 Little James Barr was a huge hit with the Duchess of Cambridge here in Ballymena.<br /><br />Kate Middleton joked that he’s “making her feel broody”! 👶🏼 <a href="https://t.co/LRRVK137zD">pic.twitter.com/LRRVK137zD</a></p> — Damien Edgar (@damien_edgar7) <a href="https://twitter.com/damien_edgar7/status/1101101980691378177?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 28, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>She also complimented a young girl’s coat jacket, saying, “I love your cool coat. Charlotte loves pink.”</p> <p>Hundreds of excited fans milled the streets of the Co Antrim town as Prince William and his wife walked down the street.</p> <p>Braving the cold weather outside the Braid Centre stood the Irish royal supporters waving their hands and flags to get the attention of the smiling couple.</p> <p>It is the first public engagement the couple have had on their two day visit to Northern Ireland, a trip that came quite unexpectedly to learn about a charity which uses film, TV and digital technologies to inspire young people.</p> <p>The royal couple were kept busy for their first day in Northern Ireland – playing football at Belfast’s Windsor Park, competing against each other in a tight canoe race, setting up tents and putting their archery skills to the test before pulling pints that evening at a reception supporting young leaders at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast.</p> <p>The royal sported a Cinderella blue Mulberry coat dress for her final day in Northern Ireland accessorised with a navy Jimmy Choo clutch and Rupert Sanderson pumps to add to the look.</p> <p> </p>

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Prince William and Prince Harry’s step-siblings you never see in the spotlight

<p><span>The royal family members are some of the most recognisable personalities in the world, with the main members of the monarch frequenting major events.</span></p> <p><span>The Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan currently hold the most important roles throughout the monarch, but what about the lesser known, extended family members?</span></p> <p><span>They may be close to the royal family, but they remain very much in the background. We’re talking about Prince William and Prince Harry’s step-siblings.</span></p> <p><span>After Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles on April 9, 2005, he also welcomed her children from her previous marriage.</span></p> <p><span>Tom and Laura – Camilla’s two children from her first husband Andrew Parker Bowles – have created a name for themselves in their own right.</span></p> <p><span>Tom Parker Bowles, 45, is a successful food writer and critic, and also stars as a judge on Nine’s</span><em><span> Family Food Fight</span></em><span>.</span></p> <p><span>But despite knowing his way around the kitchen, he has mentioned how he refuses to cook with his mother.</span></p> <p><span>“My mother and I argue in the kitchen. If we were on </span><em><span>Family Food Fight </span></em><span>we’d last five minutes,” he said in 2018.</span></p> <p><span>Tom has two children of his own with his wife Sara Buys – a 12-year-old daughter, Lola, and a nine-year-old son, Freddy.</span></p> <p><span>Prince William and Harry’s remaining step-sister is Laura Lopes, 41, who in 2006, married accountant Harry Lopes.</span></p> <p><span>Despite being linked to the most famous family in the world, Laura chooses to keep a low profile but is known to share a close relationship with her step-brothers.</span></p> <p><span>Both William and Harry, along with Kate, were present at Laura’s wedding.</span></p> <p><span>During Prince William and Kate’s wedding in 2011, Laura’s daughter Eliza was one of the bridesmaids and was photographed with Prince Charles on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.</span></p> <p><span>Laura is also a mother to twin boys, Gus and Louis, 10.</span></p> <p><span>Scroll through the gallery above to see Prince William and Harry’s lesser known step-siblings. </span></p>

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Inside Jackie Kennedy’s turbulent relationship with sister Lee Radziwill

<p>Lee Radziwill, who passed away on February 16, left incredible legacies as a socialite, interior designer, public relations executive and style icon, but most remember her as the sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.</p> <p>Despite her independent achievements, Lee still could not escape comparisons with her older sibling. Following Lee’s death at 85 years old on Friday, the <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/obituaries/lee-radziwill-dead.html" target="_blank">New York Times</a></em> published an obituary that described her as a woman who "made several attempts for professional recognition, but achieved only pale reflections of the spotlight of her sister".</p> <p>Their relationship has long been scrutinised, but most observers agreed that the two had a turbulent bond.</p> <p>"It was never sort of black and white," J. Randy Taraborrelli, biographer and author of <em>Jackie, Janet &amp; Lee,</em> told<em> <a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/politics/jackie-kennedy-relationship-sister-lee-radziwill-photos/?did=342654-20190220&amp;utm_campaign=people-news_newsletter&amp;utm_source=people.com&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_content=022019&amp;cid=342654&amp;mid=18718959574" target="_blank">People</a></em>. </p> <p>"There were always shades of grey, and when you try to paint that relationship with a wide brushstroke it never works because there were times when they were very close."</p> <p>The 'competition' between the sisters began in childhood, when it became apparent to Lee that her parents were more inclined towards their oldest daughter.</p> <p>In her 2000 book <em>Happy Times</em>, Lee said their father, John Vernou Bouvier III "favoured Jackie … That was very clear to me, but I didn't resent it, because I understood he had reason to … she was not only named after him … but she actually looked almost exactly like him, which was a source of great pride to my father."</p> <p>Their mother, Janet Norton Lee, showed a similar preference. </p> <p>"My mother endlessly told me I was too fat, that I wasn't a patch on my sister," Lee told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/07/the-real-lee-radziwill/" target="_blank">T: The New York Times Magazine</a> </em>in 2013. </p> <p>"It wasn't much fun growing up with her and her almost irrational social climbing in that huge house of my dull stepfather Hughdie Auchincloss in Washington."</p> <p>In their early adulthood, Lee beat Jackie to the altar when she married publishing scion Michael Temple Canfield at the age of 20. However, within two months of Lee's marriage, Jackie upstaged her by getting engaged to John F Kennedy, then a senator-to-be from an established and wealthy family.</p> <p>Taraborrelli said Kennedy’s election to presidency in 1960 marked a new stage in the sibling rivalry. </p> <p>"Who's going to be more popular? Who's going to be in more magazines? All of that suddenly came to a crashing halt when Jackie became first lady … Lee [said], 'How can I compete with that?' How do you compete with that?"</p> <p>The sisters' cousin John H Davies wrote in the 1969 book <em>The Bouviers</em> that Jackie’s new connection to the White House exacerbated Lee’s identity crisis as her sister. </p> <p>"Although she was abundantly gifted herself … she had often been obscured by the shadow of her sister’s prominence, and now that shadow threatened to eclipse her identity," Davies wrote.</p> <p>Taraborrelli said Lee "had so defined herself as being in competition with Jackie that when finally there was no competition, she didn’t even know who she was. Then that marked a new era for Lee Radziwill. That's when she decided, 'I've got to do something.'"</p> <p>Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Lee made new friends and ventured into new fields on her own, including acting and interior decorating.</p> <p>However, within weeks of President JFK’s death in 1963, Lee was also the one who stayed as a pillar of support for her grieving sister. According to Jackie’s secret service agent Clint Hill, Lee did "everything she could to support her sister" and “remained with us pretty much during that entire time until Mrs Kennedy and the children moved out of the White House".</p> <p>"It's just the most ludicrous talk in the world that we’re rivals," Lee told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a26414276/lee-radziwill-support-jackie-kennedy-jfk-assassination/" target="_blank">People</a></em> in 1976. "We're exceptionally close and always have been. We’re together very often. In fact, endlessly."</p> <p>According to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/04/jackie-kennedy-lee-radziwill-sisterhood" target="_blank">Vanity Fair</a></em>,<em> </em>when Jackie fell ill with cancer in 1994, Lee rushed to her side. Lee was also present the day before Jackie passed, when she was still in coma.</p> <p>However, Jackie still left Lee out of her will. She granted her holdings and bequests for her children, family and friends while giving nothing for Lee. Jackie reportedly wrote, "I have made no provision in this, my will, for my sister, Lee B. Radziwill, for whom I have great affection, because I have already done so during my lifetime."</p> <p>Taraborrelli said of the sisters: "They were rivals, but also confidantes. In a way, they could understand each other in a way no one else could."</p>

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