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Today we saw Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry and become The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. The sun was literally shining down on the newlywed couple as they produced the wedding of the year.
You may have been one of the lucky few who managed to watch the entire royal wedding from start to finish. But if you found yourself at work, dipping in and out of the coverage while going to the bar or perhaps just living your own life. Here are some of the most talked about moments of the day, and we guarantee there is at least one you’ve not yet seen.
Arrival of the guests
Some of the world’s most recognised faces donned their wedding best and strutted down the cobbled paths to Meghan and Harry’s wedding. They included Idris Elba, James Corben, Oprah Winfrey, most of the cast of Suits, Joss Stone, Serena Williams, senior members of the Royal Family and many more. And despite there being crowds of famous faces to talk about, there were some stand out moments.
George and Amal Clooney
The A-list celebrity couple turned heads as they arrived for the wedding. George walked slowly to allow Amal to stylishly navigate the cobbles while looking sensational in a fitted yellow dress designed by Stella McCartney. This couple glowed!
Walking alongside hubby David Beckham, Victoria looked amazing in an elegant blue dress with matching fascinator and orange heels. But we aren’t sure if Victoria was trying a Kylie Jenner style pout or she was having a bad day but one thing is for sure – Victoria did not smile once during her arrival.
Princess Beatrice and Eugenie
You may recall the royal princesses’ unique outfits at Will and Kate’s wedding way back in 2011. And royal fans were waiting to see if Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie would again be remembered for their outfits. However, in a complete contrast to the last royal wedding, their outfits by Roskanda (Beatrice) and Gainsbourg(Eugenie) were unexpectedly understated.
A nervous looking Prince Harry joked with Prince William while waiting for Meghan to arrive. Our favourite moment was when Harry asked William a question and William gave it some serious thought before responding ‘I have no idea’. Thankfully it must not have been”did you remember to bring the rings?” as William presented them later in the service.
After a challenging week, it was a delight to see Meghan’s mum looking so proud and trying to hold it together whilst waiting for her daughter. But at the same time heart wrenching as Doria was Meghan’s only family member in attendance. It was apparent that Meghan’s area of the Quire was jam packed with celeb friends in a stark contrast to Harry’s area which was filled with his family.
Although brides are usually late for their own wedding, it is not the case for a royal bride when the Queen is waiting. We were all expecting Meghan to travel slowly to church but we can only guess she was running late as the car FLEW through Windsor at break neck speed.
When Meghan arrived all eyes were on her dress and she did not disappoint. Meghan looked beautiful in a minimalist boat neck white gown and five-metre long veil designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy.
Meghan owned Windsor Castle as she walked down the first half of the aisle alone (except her bridal party) with such grace and confidence. One of Meghan’s famous quotes is“Don’t try to win the part, just win the room”and today Meghan won. Yassss.
When Harry first saw Meghan
The most romantic moment of the service was when Harry first saw Meghan in church. Meghan literally took Harry’s breath away and he simply said ‘you look amazing… I’m so lucky’. Harry then bit his lip and we were all in bits.
Never has such an energetic sermon been heard at a royal wedding and social media are living for it.
Why? Because as American Bishop Michael Curry preached “The Power Of Love” cameras panned to members of the royal family and celebrities whose reactions were epic. Twitter was lit with comments and this was our favourite. Check out the Queen’s shoulder roll!
A heart stopping couple of seconds occurred when Harry and Meghan exchanged rings. Harry was unable to slide the traditional welsh gold ring down Meghan’s finger and started to look stressed. But Meghan quickly reached over with her other hand and pulled it on. Yes, we all know the saying if you want something doing properly…
So imagine getting an invite to the royal wedding. Then spending hours to ensure you look perfect on the day to arrive and find you aren’t able to see the main action. The guests in the picture below could not see beyond the cellist. So we think there will be quite a few guests watching BBC Iplayer tonight.
Why is everyone obsessed with the first kiss? Usually the newlywed couple kiss in church straight after the priest declares ‘I now proclaim you husband and wife’. However, the Royals like to make a big deal out of it. William and Kate made the world wait hours until they were on the balcony, but Meghan and Harry almost immediately sealed the deal at Windsor Castle’s steps. But did you notice that Meghan’s impressive ventriloquism skills. Watch how Meghan maintains her perfect smile while she subtly asks Harry for a kiss.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gather with their family and friends outside the Chapel, and are greeted by 200 guests involved with organisations closely associated with the couple #RoyalWeddingpic.twitter.com/b8vHcgq979
While the media is currently showering us in royal wedding loveliness and chit chat about bridesmaids, some very important and worrying numbers are flying under the radar. According to Scotland Yard’s latest figures, the amount of people being convicted of rape and murder in London has fallen to below 30,000 – its lowest level in 15 years.
In fact, the amount of reported rapes resulting in a charge has fallen from 13 per cent to just 7 per cent, while one in three murders is left unsolved, compared with nine in ten being solved in previous years.
This is hugely worrying for everyone, but especially women, with an estimated 85,000 women raped in the UK every year in comparison to 12,000 men. Gender aside, victims in the UK’s capital are seemingly being failed by its police force, making people less likely to see justice in 2018 than in 2002.
What makes this all the more shocking is that the number of rapes being reported to the police is allegedly on the increase “due to an increased willingness by victims to trust the criminal justice system after suffering a devastating attack”.
With more reports you’d expect more convictions, but it appears the justice system is now failing victims of sexual attacks by hitting this new low.
The Met responded to the figures by saying: “Sanction detection rates for rape are of concern to the [Met] and we continue to work with our partners to improve our practices, safeguard victims, build their confidence, and bring more perpetrators to justice.”
“On average, a rape case can take 12-18 months to investigate and come to court so many of those from 2017/18 are still proceeding through the criminal justice system.”
The Guardian has also reported that the amount of police in London’s Metropolitan Police force has fallen below the 30,000 threshold, meaning there are now less police on our streets than in 2003. It also notes that the Met has cut £600m from its budget since 2011, with £300m in savings yet to be made.
However, it responded by saying that a recruitment drive in 2019 is set to see police numbers rise from 29,700 to 30,500.
There’s nothing we love more than a good shopping spree, especially when it involves amazing new makeup. The world of beauty has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, making high quality, professional products more readily available than ever.
However, some of the products we covet the most can be difficult to get our hands on, especially when the brand only exists on the other side of the world. This is where the internet comes in. Thankfully lots of great online beauty retailers have helped us makeup mavens out by stocking some of the most sought after labels and offering shipping right to our front door. Hallelujah indeed!
So, if you want to know how to get your hands on some of America’s most coveted brands, find out how with our definitive list below.
Famed for its amazing Amazon Clay Foundation and cult Shape Tape Concealer, Tarte has recently become readily available in the UK through its own website and QVC.
A little trickier to get hold of, ColorPop is usually a US-only brand, but you can snap up some of its best products from its recent collaboration with Revolve.
Wet ‘n’ Wild
This low-cost cosmetics line is loved by Americans – and now you can get it just as cheaply in the UK thanks to Amazon.
Kat Von D
If you haven’t heard of Kat Von D, you’re seriously missing out. You can now grab it in the UK at Debenhams or through its own website.
Founded by beauty blogger Huda Kattan, Huda Beauty has become one of the world’s most coveted brands thanks to its incredible foundations and eyeshadow palettes. You can shop the whole range at Cult Beauty and Selfridges.
Series 1: Channel 4 has now removed ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ from 4OD but you can watch series 1 episodes on Amazon.You can also stream the whole first series on NowTV when you sign up for its entertainment pass for just £7.99.
Series 2: The second series of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will be aired by Channel 4 in the UK, starting Sunday 20th May at 9pm. Hoorah!
Finally, we in Britain can watch the Hulu series everyone is talking about, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, without breaking the law trying to stream the thing over the internet.
Channel 4 has officially acquired the rights to the stunning 10-part series, based on the dystopian and feminist novel by Margaret Atwood, which is considered particularly poignant in the era of Trump’s America.
The critically-acclaimed show, starring ‘Mad Men’’s Elisabeth Moss, is to air later this month.
Like the novel, it is set in the fictional place of Gilead, a totalitarian society in the not too distant future at risk of extinction through a falling birth rate and a looming environmental catastrophe. Moss plays a Handmaiden – a woman who is forced to procreate in order to repopulate society. Along with other Handmaidens, it follows their fight to freedom.
The Handmaid’s Tale Trailer (Official) • The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu - YouTube
Expect a particularly haunting appearance, and a very disturbing rape scene, from Shakespeare In Love actor Joseph Fiennes. Samira Wiley, who played Poussey in ‘Orange Is The New Black’ also stars.
“The Handmaid’s Tale is a chilling and frighteningly topical exploration of a world where women are subjugated,” Jay Hunt, Channel 4’s chief creative officer said. “I’m delighted that Channel 4 viewers will get to see this critically-acclaimed take on a classic novel.”
A date is yet to be finalised, but between that, Netflix’s new series of ‘House of Cards’ and Amazon Prime’s ‘American Gods’, its fair to say we’ll be spending much of June binge-watching great television this year.
If you're not already obsessed with Zendaya - the Disney Channel star turned red carpet darling - then you're about to be. Whether you loved her in Spider-Man, The Greatest Showman or remember her from her Shake It Up days, this woman literally has it all. She's a fashion icon, a brilliant actress, an amazing dancer and an equal rights activist. Oh, and did we mention she's only 21 years old?
Now, we know what you're thinking... isn't she absolute perfection aaaall the time? Absolutely, but there have been a few occasions where we've literally gagged on Zendaya's down right amazingness. So join us as we count down just a few of her finest moments, with plenty more yet to come, we're sure.
1. When she slayed Dancing With The Stars at the age of 17
She made it all the way to final and it's not hard to see why...
Zendaya & Valentin Chmerkovskiy - Samba - Dancing With the Stars 2013 - Week 10 - YouTube
2. When she turned up to the Met Gala dressed as Joan of Arc
Only so many people can pull off this look and Zendaya is definitely one of them.
Nope, your eyes aren't deceiving you, this is a real dye job. Remember those t-shirts you used to buy on holiday as a kid? Or the ones you used to make in your art lessons with a few elastic bands and giant vats of colour? It's basically that, but for your hair.
But how is it done, we hear you ask? There are a few different ways to achieve this effect, which aren't actually too different to you art class t-shirt method.
You can reach for hairbands, tie up sections of your hair you want to keep free from dye and just work the colour into the exposed parts, like in this tutorial by Rickey Zito. It'll leave you with bands of your base colour, surrounded by amazing bright strands.
Or you can try the tape method, as explained by hair stylist Kelsey Pebler, which involves laying tape flat onto parts of your hair to shield it from colour, leaving you with stripes of your base shade between your new bold locks. She also explains that with pre-lightening - which is a must for this effect (unless you already have light blonde hair) - the whole process takes around seven hours, so prepare yourself for a long day locked in your bathroom!
While you might think it looks hard to maintain (and you'd be right), make sure you use semi-permanent dyes as they'll fade out gradually and enable you to dye back over your lightened hair with your favourite colour of the whole bunch.
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Who remembers that feeling of waking up early on a Saturday to grab the TV remote, just to make sure you got to watch your favourite show? We sure do, whether it was a bit of SM:TV Live or a Sabrina The Teenage Witch marathon on Nickelodeon.
No matter which shows you were addicted to, you'll definitely remember all of the nineties classics, including cartoons such as Rugrats and Hey Arnold! or challenge shows Art Attack and Gladiators - and we all had our favourite Gladiator, didn't we?
Then there were the American shows that made us feel soooo grown-up (but it turns out they were still kids shows after all), including Kenan & Kel and Sister Sister - which both came with the most amazing theme tunes too.
So, which was your favourite? Watch the clip above and prepare to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, with a few familiar stop-offs along the way.
With the royal wedding only a few days away now (yay!), all eyes are on Meghan and Harry and we try to decode those final details. Which designer will be behind Meghan's dress? Who will walk her down the aisle? And is her dad *actually* going to be there? Soooo many questions.
But there's now one more detail we know for sure, and that's who will be Meg's official bridesmaids - and we have to say, the list is rather surprising.
Kensington Palace revealed the selection this morning, stating that there will be no adult bridesmaids. Instead, the royal couple have selected Princess Charlotte, daughter of Harry's brother William, Harry's goddaughter Florence van Custem, Meghan's goddaughters Remi and Rylan Litt, her BFF's daughter Ivy Mulroney and another of Harry's goddaughters, Zalie Warren.
The oldest of the bunch is Rylan at seven years old, with the youngest being Zalie Warren at just two years old. Prepare for maximum cuteness!
So, why no adults? A palace spokesperson confirmed that “she has a very close-knit circle of friends and she didn’t want to choose one over another”. We can only imagine the politics involved in picking a Maid of Honour when you're a royal-to-be...
Harry and Meghan will also follow a precession of four pageboys down the aisle, which will include William's eldest son Prince George, Harry's godson Jasper Dyer, Ivy's older twin brothers Brian and John Mulroney.
Prince George will be the youngest boy involved at four years old, while the Mulroney twins are the eldest at seven years old.
So not only are we looking forward to seeing what the bride will be wearing, but also what adorable outfits they've picked out for their parade of mini-maids and pageboys. Not to mention the 2,500+ guests they've invited along for the day.
It's that time of year - the time when school is FINALLY nearing its end and you're ready to throw out your revision notes, enjoy summer and basically do nothing for six weeks solid. But before you do, there's one very important date you need to keep: Prom.
There's nothing more exciting than seeing off your childhood pals with a big party, where you can get mega dressed up without your teachers telling you off for wearing too much makeup for once. So get ready to get your glam on and dance the night away until your feet can't take no more, starting by picking out the prom dress of your dreams from our faves below...
Boohoo Boutique Eva Corded Strappy Skater Dress, £30
Who doesn't love a bit of lace? Cute and cheap, this dress ticks all the boxes.
Missguided Rust Split Front Maxi Dress, £45
Classy yet modern, get ready to turn heads in this mustard maxi.
ASOS Design Lemon Print Bardot Dip Back Midi Prom Dress, £65
Lemons are sooo on trend right now, so why not wear them all over your prom dress?
Simply Be By Night Peplum Frill Fishtail Dress, £35
Knock 'em dead with your killer bod in this curve-hugging dress.
Mela Blue Mesh Glitter Embroidered Dress, £30
Prom calls for a bit of glitter, so slip into this mini and sparkle the night away.
I Saw It First Gold Halterneck Maxi With Bodysuit, £40
This glittering gown is a solid gold choice for any prom.
Miss Selfridge Cross Neck Prom Dress in Blush, £37.25
Look perfect in pink with this super cute mini dress.
PrettyLittleThing Emerald Green Bandeau V Bar Wrap Detail Maxi Dress, £20
Your friends will barely recognise you in this mean, green, prom-slaying machine of a dress.
Chi Chi London Structured Bandeau Midi Dress in Polka Dot, £65
Go retro in this classic polka dot prom dress with a touch of fifties flair.
Showcase Cordelia Navy Sequin Bodice Midi Prom Dress, £75
Sequins, sequins and more sequins - what's not to love?
In the latest row over 'Fat Tax' - which is when retailers charge more for their plus size items - high street store New Look has come under fire, and with good reason.
One eagle-eyed shopper spotted that the high street stalwart was charging more for a pair of trousers in its Curves range, while an identical pair in its standard collection came in at £3 cheaper. Maria Wassell, a retail supervisor from Kent, noticed the discrepancy and told The Sun that she was "absolutely disgusted" by the difference, adding: “It’s like I’m being discriminated against for being plus size when I’m only slightly bigger than average."
“The average size for a British woman is now a size 16... Plus size purchases are on the increase. If you look at the statistics, there’s more money being spent on plus size clothing now then there was even three years ago."
“Some retailers have claimed that plus size clothes need more fabric and that’s why it costs more. That’s basically rubbish. I used to work for a plus size brand so I do understand a lot about how it works.”
But it turns out that not many people are on her side, as shocking tweets like this show...
Fat women are complaining about a “fat tax” forcing them to pay extra for their clothes because they’re a larger size. Surely if you can afford all that extra food, you can afford a few quid more for your clothes?https://t.co/lXMfdDlQv4
Don’t get why people are offended by New Look’s “Fat Tax”? If you’re of a larger size your clothes need more material which means more cost? If you’re size 20 don’t expect to pay the same price as someone who is size 8?
While plus size clothing may use more fabric than a smaller sizes, the argument that 'the clothes are bigger therefore use more fabric, therefore should cost more' is pretty redundant. If that were the reasoning, then surely the consumer should be charged more for a size 12 than a size 8? Or pay extra for an item from its Tall range and less for something from its Petite collection?
Another tweeter also highlighted a great point, showing that amount of fabric simply cannot be the reason certain items cost more, as New Look is also charging the same price for denim shorts as it is for full-length jeans.
New Look attempting to fat shame women by introducing an arbitrary fat tax on their "curves and plus" range is scandalous & contributes to an unhealthy discourse on body image. If the issue was additional fabric cost, then why do @newlook charge the same price for these products? pic.twitter.com/2WbSb93e1V
While the trousers that sparked the debate may have only been £3 different in price, another tweeter found a jacket that was a whole £25 more expensive in its Curves range, at nearly double the price of its 'standard' sized original. NOT OK.
New Look responded to Maria's complaint, saying that "some products appear similar but may be slightly different", adding that they are in the process of reviewing the pricing structure of its plus size collection.
The drama comes at a time when the retailer is closing 60 of its 393 shops in the UK, cutting 1,000 jobs as a result as part of a wider restructuring plan.