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SHIRLEY BALLAS talks Strictly, romance and living 2 the dream in Los Angeles 19 8 8 BINKY FELSTEAD The former Made in Chelsea star picnics with t f h lif baby daughter India GWYNETH PALTROW celebrates her engagement to Brad Falchuk with an extravagant party RICHARD GERE ties the knot with Spanish fiancée Alejandra Silva in a secret ceremony VICTORIA BECKHAM Healthy family love as she celebrates her birthday in Los Angeles RONAN KEATING marks a musical milestone with Boyzone as baby son Cooper turns one MOLLIE KING The former Saturdays star makes a splash as she talks life, love and fitness VOGUE WILLIAMS bumps up her profile on holiday with fiancé SPENCER MATTHEWS THE QUEEN An emotional time as she addresses the Commonwealth leaders at Buckingham Palace PRINCE GEORGE and PRINCESS CHARLOTTE Precious moments of the picture-perfect royals captured for posterity on camera PRINCE HARRY and MEGHAN MARKLE take time out from wedding plans to champion young women EMMA BRIDGEWATER shares her new designs marking the royal wedding …while Harry and Meghan’s love story gets the Hollywood treatment in a feature-length TV film COACHELLA Gigi and Bella Hadid help kick off festival season in style






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r ey re axes n er sun- app e gar en w er a ore mum u rey, er son ar – a ancer, c oreograp er, s nger an ctor – his American sin er-son writer wife B , Mark and B ’s do Hendricks and hirley’s pet pooch harlie. When hirley cquired Charlie from a rescue centre in February, his name was Panda. He underwent two name chan es – Bertie and Jack – efore the family finally settled on harlie. Introducin him on Insta ram, she wrote: “Bertie broke his pelvis and walks with a waddle. But he is calm and cuddly. We have fast fallen in love with him ’s home to a stellar arra of showbiz ro lt so it’s ittin that Merse ide-born Queen of Latin Shirle Ballas has a house in Los Angeles. But when hell is granted an exclusive audience with the ewel in the crown of last ear’s Strictly Come Dancin udgin nel, at her aceful haven overlooking the Holl wood hills – where she’s ined on our otoshoot b her dancer, choreographer, singer and actor son Mark, his singer-songwriter wife BC Jean, and Shirle ’s “partner in crime”, her mum Audrey – the multi-award-winning ballroom dance champion is counting the days to her return to the UK and a very special celebration.

No, not a shindig to toast Shirle ’s second stint trictly. Despite recent reports, she is et to sign on the dotted line for series 16 I ope to e ac , I i e to, ut as yet not ing s oficia , s e says. T at sai , a e signs point to t e fa four team of S ir an fe ow ju ges Bruno Tonio i, Dame Darcey Busse an Craig Revel Horwood bein reunited Swerving as smoothly as the most expert of swivel-hipped dance moves the topic of a rumoured £ 0,000 pay rise to bring her in line with the £2 0,000 per series former ea ju ge Len Goo man was earning, S ir ey te s hello! T e wor is

hanging place – women have a voice and we ave a ot to offer. One t ing s for sure – if, or w en, S ir ey is reinstate , s e wi ma e er return arme with the same principles that made her such “M critiques will alw s remain irm. I will say it as I see it, though you can’t help but get motionall attached to the co les. THE R L TRE TME T The couple at the heart of the celebration Shirley is looking forward to are unlikely ver to grace t e trictl ancef oor, t oug we can ive in ope

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Shirley and Mark live within ten minutes of each other in LA and are the best of friends. She is more than a little keen to become a “glam-mother” and gets told off regularly for nagging Mark and BC to have a baby



I know how I felt as a mother, seeing my boy ind happiness with my beautiful daughter-in-law.” Living just ten minutes from Shirley in LA, Mark, 31, Shirley’s only child, from her second marriage, to ballroom dancer Corky Ballas, is a professional on Dancing with the Stars, the US version of Strictly. He made his Broadway debut in 2016 playing Frankie Valli in the stage show Jersey Boys and, with BC, whose song If I Were a Boy became a hit in 2008 when Beyoncé released it as a single, has had success as the writing and performing duo Alexander Jean (a portmanteau of their middle names). “They are really going places,” says Shirley, glowing with maternal pride. “When Mark was marrying BC, he sat me down and said: ‘You know Mum, you’ve always been my queen, but I’m getting

married, so BC Jean will be my queen.’ He could see that I was tearing up so he stroked my cheek and said: ‘But you will always be my princess.’ He’s a total superstar, and my daughter-in-law is divine.” CORE VALUES It was largely Mark and “surrogate son” Derek Hough, the Dancing with the Stars pro once romantically linked to Cheryl Cole, who got Shirley through some tough times after being plunged into the spotlight on BBC1’s weekend prime-time hit. “Strictly was my irst job in TV ever. Mark called me every day for those four months, and he and Derek were brilliant at helping me deal with some of the more challenging aspects of being in the press. “I’ve had my trust knocked more than a few


A staunch royalist, Shirley will be marking the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May with a party. She gives their love match a perfect ten. “I adore the royal family. I am taking the day off to celebrate the wedding with friends, and there will be lots of excitable tweeting. I was a fan of Meghan’s before she met our gorgeous Prince Harry. I loved her in Suits, I admired her work ethic and her charity work, and I think she is such a breath of fresh air. “Both Meghan and Kate [the Duchess of Cambridge] are huge assets to our royal family, and they and the Princes are such a credit to our country. The boys’ mother must be looking down on both Harry and William with such pride because


Shirley bought her LA house when her mother – “the most special person in my life” – decided she’d like to spend more time in the US with her daughter. While each has her own space, they regularly come together to eat and watch TV. Among the pictures that adorn the walls is a photo of Shirley taken for a HELLO! photoshoot (below left). She describes the decor and gardens as “very English”. “I did that for my mum,” she says

‘Mum’s supported me my whole ife. I couldn’t have achieved any of what I have without her’

The close-knit family are each other’s biggest supporters. Shirley says her mum is “honest and very strict with me” and credits Mark with guiding her through the ups and downs of becoming head judge on Strictly


‘You can do anything at any age if you’re prepared to put the work in’


BLAME GAME Earlier this year Shirley found herself being blamed when the BBC didn’t ask professional dancer Brendan Cole, who’d been with the show for 15 years, to sign up for the next series. The pair had had a prickly exchange after Shirley criticised his tango with celebrity partner Charlotte Hawkins. Following a remark he’d made on spin-off show It Takes Two, which was perceived to be a dig about Shirley’s credentials for the head judge role, Brendan said he’d reached out in an attempt to rebuild bridges but had got nothing back. “I don’t have any recollection on a personal level of bridges ever being broken or rebuilt between me and Brendan,” says Shirley. “He is an amazing dancer, an amazing person, whose career I have followed for many, many years and I’m extremely proud of what he’s achieved both at work and at home. “One of the things people learn with me is, I don’t need to pull someone else down to build myself up and I will live and die by that rule,” adds Shirley. “There has been no face-to-face confrontation and all I can say is I wish Brendan, his wife and their two beautiful children well because, whatever he does

You can take the girl out of Britain, but you can’t take Britain out of the girl: The former dance champion is proud of her roots. When asked once whether her spine was strong enough to survive in showbusiness, 8 she replied: “Strong? I have an iron spine. I come from the north of England, I come from a tough mummy”


times. For every stride you take forward, there’s always someone who wants to push you a stride back, and that part was dificult to deal with. But if you have a core of great people who you can truly lean on, that makes it easier.”

Precious photos decorate Shirley’s “memory room” (above and below); the pictures over the bed are of Mark and “surrogate son” Derek Hough and on one wall is a poster of the stage show Jersey Boys (below), in which Mark made his Broadway debut.


10 dancefloor in her Strictly debut; takes her place on the judging

Stopford, when she was 18. At 36 she won the British Open To The World Latin American championships for the second time, having irst won when she was 23. “So there was quite a gap, and during that time I was getting told: ‘Maybe you need to lose weight.’ To this day, if I eat a piece of cake, I feel guilty for a week. But as I’m getting older I’m trying very hard to learn that you have to accept who you are and embrace the things you love about yourself, and I feel very sad, actually, that it has taken me so long. “Right now, I’m slightly plump for me. We’ve been decorating and I’ve had friends here, so I’ve been out of routine. But I’m okay with that because I know I shall get back into it. I do yoga, I walk the dog and on the whole I eat healthily, but I no longer feel under pressure to be in the gym for three hours.” HELPING HAND While her face is untouched by the surgeon’s scalpel – “I’m a little bit of a chicken when it comes to that” – Shirley has had Botox. “And for many years I’ve gone to a place called RejuvaYou in Pasadena for laser lifting. They’ve done Kris Jenner and some of the Kardashian ladies. Three times a year I visit for face


panel alongside Craig Revel Horwood, Dame Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli; and Mark shows the moves that have made him a two-time winner on US TV’s Dancing with the Stars

ext, I know he will bring 100% to it.” Brendan’s former partner, Camilla Sacre-Dallerup, a close friend of Shirley’s who was once a professional dancer on Strictly and who now works li hypnotherapist, has helped Shirley cope with the anxiety she has suffered since childhood. “She has taught me how to meditate, let go and relax when hings are bad,” says hirley, who has also uffered body onfidence issues hroughout her life. “I can remember, ght back as a young hild, comments ade because at one int I was a little on e heavy side. Then, en I was dancing as teenager, people uld say: ‘How do feel Shirley, that ur husband’s bottom is so much smaller than yours?’” Shirley married her first husband, fellow dance professional Sammy


‘I do yoga, I walk the dog, but I no longer feel under pressure to be in the gym for three hours’

‘Mark is a total superstar, and my daughter-in-law is divine’

Shirley lets Mark take the lead as they dance beside her pool. She is justifiably proud of her only child, who continues to add new strings to his bow. As well as having successful 11 careers in dancing and acting, he is one half of indie pop duo Alexander Jean

‘The sky’s the limit. Who’d have thought that, at 57, my ife would change so much and I’d have got my first TV job?’

A CLASS ACT A formidable double act who are together “pretty much constantly”, it was largely with Audrey in mind that Shirley bought her LA home, 15 months ago. “She has her end and her own front door, I have mine, and in the middle we have this big open-plan space. At night, when we want to watch something on TV, we’ll stand in the kitchen, look at each other and Mum will go: ‘Your room or mine?’ “A lot of people might think: ‘How can you spend so much time together?’ But I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s supported me my whole life. I couldn’t have achieved any of what I have without her.” And Shirley is far from ready to rest on her laurels. With a “super exciting” new project about to be announced and her return to Strictly looking like a sure bet, she’s proud to ly the lag for the mature woman in a notoriously competitive industry. “Whether it’s here in Hollywood or in life generally, the sky’s the limit, and I urge any woman out there who has a vision or a dream to go for it. “Who would have thought that, at 57, my life would change so much and I’d have got my irst TV job ever on a show like Strictly? “You can do anything at any age if you’re prepared to put the work in. Work hard and good things come to you – and if they don’t, well, you keep H going until they do.” INTERVIEW: BELINDA ROBEY PHOTOS: JONAS MOHR HAIR: ALAN GRUNDY MAKE-UP: SIMON RIHANA AT ART DEPARTMENT STYLIST: RAFAEL LINARES AT ART DEPARTMENT

A still ambitious Shirley has plenty to look forward to, including a “super exciting” new project. With a beautiful home in the Californian sunshine, and a 12 loving family close by, only one thing is missing – Mr Right. “I would love to be in love again,” she says


and neck laser lifts. They take blood from your arm, separate the red cells from the white and pump it back into your skin. I come home a little sore, but the following day I put a bit of make-up on and I’m straight back to work. “We’re in an age now where it’s no longer about keeping up with the Joneses, it’s what makes you feel good as a woman.” Currently single – “I haven’t had a boyfriend for a long time” – Shirley hasn’t given up on meeting Mr Right. “I do believe it will happen. I don’t know when or where, but I would love to be in love again.” In the past she has used dating websites. How does she ind the dating scene in Hollywood? “The men here seem perfectly charming, but everybody is super busy. If it’s good-looking men you’re after, the place to go is Italy. Every Italian I’ve ever come across is handsome.” Ultimately, though, she’s on the lookout for someone “nice and kind and caring”. “I know my mum would like to see me with someone who looks out for me and treats me with kindness and respect.”

First-time mum Binky confidently strides out, chic in a pair of casual trousers from Primrose Park at Anna and Celine sunnies


mum Binky Felstead took motherhood in her stride when she made the most of last week’s heatwave and hit the park. As the country basked in glorious spring weather, the former Made in Chelseaa star and her beloved little girl set up camp on the grass at Bishop’s Park in London’s Fulham, with Binky, 27, laying out toys and snacks on a picnic blanket. “Since I’m a country girl at heart and so used to being outdoors, summer is absolutely my favourite time of the year,” she tells hello!. “And this year it’s extra special since it’s India’s irst. “I’m so glad that with this gorgeous summer weather finally here, I can introduce her to the parks and outdoor life that I adore.” Still new to sitting up by herself, ten-month-old India, her head protected by a rabbit-eared sun hat, perched contentedly against a bag, giggling happily at the family’s pet spaniel Scrumble. Binky is clearly a natural when it comes to being a mum, so it’s no wonder she wants a brood of three with boyfriend Josh “JP” Patterson, as she has revealed exclusively to hello!. She has certainly got her hands full. Following the success of her first The Mummy Tribe fitness and wellness retreat for mums and babies, she’s now “in full planning mode H for the next one”, she tells us. REPORT: ZOE THOMAS


oting baby daughter India on her hip while T juggling a mobile phone in one hand and car keys and a bulging carry-all in the other, irst-time

‘I’m so glad that with the summer weather finally here I can introduce India to the outdoor life I adore’

Binky snuggles up to ten-monthd baby daughter India as they old njoy a spring picnic in London – en co omplete with the family’s pet sp paniel Scrumble. “Perfect day in the park with my little rabbit!” wrote the former Made in helsea star on Instagram



GWYNETH PALTROW CELEBRATES ‘TRUE HAPPINESS’ WITH HER FIANCE AND FRIENDS he fairytale romance between T Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk turned into a Hollywood

WEDDING TALK Earlier, the actress’s mother Blythe Danner sent the rumour mill into overdrive when she was spotted carrying a dress bag by celebrity bridal designer Monique Lhuillier. However, speculation that the extravagant celebration was a secret wedding was later quashed as a source told US press it was a belated engagement party. Speaking to the New York Post, the source added that a selection of guests had given


epic last week. With a 400-strong guest list worthy of the Oscars, the actor and producer laid out the red carpet at the Los Angeles Theater for a party to celebrate their love. A-list friends attending included Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Liv Tyler, Julia Roberts and Steven Spielberg. Signs at the theatre declared “BF loves GP” and “GP loves BF”, arranged by party organiser – and Brad’s best friend and fellow Glee creator – Ryan Murphy. Sporting a sun-kissed glow from

her hen party in Mexico, Gwyneth, 45, shone in a bespoke couture burgundy Giambattista Valli gown with thigh-high split.

Jennifer Aniston arrives for the party wearing black Michael Kors (below left), Reese Witherspoon is all smiles as she joins the celebrations (below right) and Demi Moore is striking in scarlet (right)

Gwyneth is a true leading lady in a Giambattista Valli 16 couture gown. “I will never get over my gorgeous dress,” she wrote on Instagram

Playing to a packed house: Declarations of love up in lights outside the Los Angeles Theater

Gwyneth looks on adoringly as Brad addresses 400 of their friends during their engagement party


‘Thank you to all our friends. We feel like the luckiest people on the planet’ Gwyneth two-minute speeches to Gwyneth and Brad, while Kate Hudson, who earlier this month announced she is expecting a baby girl with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, sang a tribute to the couple. Posting on social media after the party, Gwyneth thanked Brad for the “most incredible evening to celebrate our [love]”. “Thank you to all of our amazing true and dear friends who came to support us,” she added. “We feel like the luckiest people on the planet because we have all of you in our lives. And most of all thank you @bradfalchuk for the true happiness.” HEN-NIGHT FUN In the run-up to the party, Gwyneth spent a relaxing few days at the Four Seasons Costa Palmas resort in Cabo San Lucas with her “hens”, who included Stella McCartney and Cameron Diaz. Looking happy and elated, the bride-to-be posed for pictures on the beach, sharing them online with the hashtags “#henweekend” and “#heaven” before joining her girlfriends on what looked to be a meditation circle on the sand. Gwyneth and Brad, 47, are expected to marry in the Hamptons later this year, sharing the day with children Apple, 13, and Moses, 12, from her marriage to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, together with Isabella and Brody from Brad’s previous marriage to fellow TV producer Suzanne Falchuk. And if the engagement party is anything to go by, their wedding day will be a romantic H blockbuster to remember. REPORT: DANIELLE LAWLER

Blythe Danner sparks wedding talk carrying a dress bag from bridal designer Monique Lhuillier (left). Gwyneth celebrates her hen weekend on the beach in Mexico with 12 of her good friends (below)

Kloss Model Karlie K K shines in silver, while fellow guest Julia 18 Roberts adds a pop of colour to her outfit with a scarlet clutch (top right)

Joined by husband Benji Madden, Cameron Diaz dazzles in sequined crimson Jenny Packham as she arrives for the party (above), fresh from joining Gwyneth at her hen weekend in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, where the bride-to-be can’t hide her delight at the picture-perfect location (below)

Liv Tyler arrives hand in hand with good friend and fellow actress Kate Hudson, who earlier this month announced she is expecting her third child, a baby girl



ICHARD GERE SECRETLY WEDS HIS PRETTY WOMAN ALEJANDRA SILVA ichard Gere has married his Spanish R girlfriend, Alejandra Silva, we can reveal. W h i l e t h e P re t t y W o m a n s t a r a n d t h e businesswoman plan to celebrate with a family party on 6 May at their home in upstate New York, hello! has learned the pair oficially tied the knot this month in a low-key civil ceremony. It is the third marriage for 68-year-old Richard and a second for Alejandra, 35. In an interview with our sister publication ¡hola! in 2016, she said she and Buddhist Richard felt karma had brought them together. “Everyone can see there’s an age difference, and everyone knows what it means to be a Hollywood star, but there is such a big karmic force, the problems disappear,” said Alejandra. Romance blossomed after Richard – an old friend of Alejandra’s father Ignacio Silva, former vice-president of football club Real Madrid – visited the hotel Alejandra was running in Positano, on Italy’s Amali Coast, four years ago. PATH TO HAPPINESS Alejandra told ¡hola!: “I was feeling a little lost, in the darkness, but getting to know him made my life make sense again. It was like someone stretched out their hand and showed me my true path in life. Our karma brought us together as soon as we saw each other, because we’ve known each other over the course of many lives – that’s how we both feel anyway. He’s the love of my life, it was love at irst sight.” Alejandra, who has a son, Albert, ive, with her ex-husband, US mining heir Govind Friedland, has been involved with homelessness charities in Spain but moved from her home in Madrid to live with Richard in New York. The couple were recently snapped leaving a fertility clinic in New York City. However, sources say Alejandra isn’t pregnant. Richard, who was married to supermodel Cindy Crawford and Carey Lowell, the mother of his son Homer, now 18, said of Alejandra last year: “She’s a beautiful woman, sensitive, committed to helping others and very authentic.” Asked about a possible marriage he said: “I H don’t think I’m good enough for her.”

Alejandra looks stunning

20 at an event in Windsor Castle organised by Spanish ceramics company Porcelanosa

Newlyweds Richard and Alejandra keep it casual on a low-key outing in the Big Apple



‘Our karma brought us together as soon as we saw each other’

Hollywood star Richard wed Spanish businesswoman Alejandra in a civil ceremony earlier this month. The happy couple now plan to celebrate their union with a family party in upstate New York in May




‘Birthday eve with my babies x love y so much’ you Victoria

“Lucky L n (above from left) Brooklyn, mummy” Victoria in LA with her beloved children C Cruz, Harper and Romeo. Her birthday treats included a fruity cake (left), a family m meal out (far left), handmade cards from the kids and go orgeous flowers from David may have been Victoria Beckham’s Ithetbirthday but there was no sugary cake for fashion designer.



Instead, the 44-year-old blew out the ccandle on a special creation comprising w watermelon topped with berries. Victoria also shared a video of daughter H Harper singing Happy Birthday while she ccut into her fruity treat, captioning it: “They know me too well! Fruit birthday ccake for my breakfast... Lucky mummy x x.”

elebrated the day in Los Victoria ce Angeles, wherre she and husband David,, along with their children Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 15, Cruz, 13, and six-year-old Harper spent the Easter holidays. The birthday girl was also treated to a meal out at exclusive Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi with David and the family. The former Spice Girl was seen leaving the dinner gathering wearing a soft pink dress from her eponymous

‘Happy birthday to this young lady... Amazing mummy’ David

Victoria shares a glamorous photo of herself with David enjoying the Californian sun with the words: “Thank you so much @davidbeckham x. Thank you for making my birthday so special! The perfect day!! All six of us together!”


clothing collection and sporting a golden tan. A day earlier, a delighted Victoria had shared a photograph of the entire family on Instagram and had written beside it: “Birthday eve with my babies x love u so much @davidbeckhamkisses x.” David, 42, shared the same image on his page and wrote: “Happy birthday to this young lady… Amazing mummy.” Victoria’s birthday celebrations came just after she and David took their three youngest children – Brooklyn was off partying at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California – on a day trip to Disneyland. The family were seen enjoying several rides, with Harper screaming in delight as she went on a rollercoaster with her father. David goofed about wearing Micky Mouse ears to match his daughter’s pink Minnie headband. STARRING ROLE It was a busy week for Victoria, who also supported her pregnant friend Eva Longoria Bastón when she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Showcasing her bump, Eva looked glowing in an intricate black lace dress. Marking the ceremony with an Instagram post, Victoria wrote alongside a photo of her with her friend: “We are so proud of @evalongoria receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of H Fame x kisses from us all xxx.” REPORT: LAURA BENJAMIN

Daddy D dd ti time: David D id joins j i Romeo R and d Harper H on tthe Runaway Train (left) during an “amazing” day out at Disneyland. He sports a Mickey d Mouse cap (above) to match his cute daughter’s M Minnie Mouse ears (below)



Victoria supported Eva receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Star couple: Victoria, wearing one of her own designs, supports her close friend and mum-to-be Eva Longoria Bastón as she’s awarded her official star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and (below) they pose together for photos they both posted on Instagram


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arrivals to contend with after their pet pug Aussie gave birth to a litter in February. “There are two boys and two girls and they’re gorgeous little things,” Ronan says of the puppies. “We don’t know yet if we’re keeping them or giving them away; we’re just nursing them and getting them healthy.” He adds with a laugh: “We’ve created a lot of commitment for ourselves. We’re not very good at saying no. In the middle of it you think: ‘What am I doing?’ But then you see you’ve accomplished something and it’s all good.” HERTS’ DESIRE He and designer and blogger Storm are also still busy renovating their new home in the Hertfordshire countryside, but the pair did manage some downtime during their holiday in Thailand, where they stayed on the island of Phuket in the luxurious Layan Residences by Anantara and revisited the spot where Ronan popped the question to Storm three years ago. “We went back up the hill where I proposed to her, which was lovely,” he smiles. “Thailand is very important to us; we love it.” Last week, Ronan was back in the recording studio with his Boyzone bandmates Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch as they gear up for their silver jubilee. The boys will play some live dates in the summer and plan to release a single ahead of a new album in the autumn. “I can hardly believe it’s been 25 years, but I was only 16 when I started out,” Ronan says. “It’s been about six years since we last recorded and it’s great to be back with the H lads. A great craic.” INTERVIEW: TRACY SCHAVERIEN

Ronan and S Storm will soon celebrate three years of marriage after their fairytale Scottish nuptials in August 2015 (left). Ronan can’t believe how quick the time has gone. “I want it to slow down,” he tells us





ollowin ng Victoria Beckham’s recent pronouncement that there will be, “no tour, no more music from m the Spice Girls”, Geri Horner raallied by focusing on a different kind of return. The singer and TV presenter took part in a tennis fundraiser (left) in aid nce Albert II of Monaco of the Prin Foundati on in Monte Carlo, filmed forr James Corden’s TV panel show w A League of Their Own. Teaming up with ex-cricketer to take on Andrew Flintoff F n Josh Widdicombe comedian mer footballer Jamie and form Redknapp, the mum of two aced it on court. Admitting to nerves before th e match, which took place last week w during the Monte Carlo Massters tournament and


was umpired by tennis star Novak Djokovic (above, with Josh, Jamie, Geri and Andrew), Geri posted on Instagram: “At beginning… my legs felt like jelly, but then it was fun. What an experience!” She did have a bit of help with her warm-up: she shared a sweet shot of 15-month-old son Monty handing her a tennis ball (left). Then it was a case of new balls, please, for Geri and friends, who headed to Italy the next day for the game between AC Milan and Napoli at the San Siro stadium. Geri’s keepy-uppies impressed Liverpool goalkeeping legend Bruce Grobbelaar (below) before she faced him in a penalty shootout at half-time. “She did well,” team-mate Andrew said in a post.




J Chris Evans put listeners in a spin last week when he delivered the news that his wife Natasha is pregnant… with twins. Sharing their double delight with fans of his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris, 52, spilled the beans in an interview with a pregnancy nutritionist. “Double trouble. Twin turbos. We’ve known for a while, obviously,” he said. Chris and Natasha, 38, already have two sons together – Noah, nine, and Eli, five (left, with their parents) – while he also has a 31-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. However, the former Top Gear presenter said last year that he and Natasha (right, leaving the studio wearing the DJ’s regular on-air footwear: slippers) were hoping to e x p a n d t h e i r f a m i l y. “We’re having one last hurrah, one last attempt at a fourth ankle-biter,” he said of their decision to undergo IVF – which they also used to conceive Eli.


, plenty of experience of being in ol : is a is professional dancer Brendan. Enjoying family time in Majorca with his wife Zoe and their five-year-old daughter Aurelia, the former Strictly Come Dancing star gave fans a lift when he shared a photo of him cuddling his baby son. “Me and the boy! #mallorcalife,” Brendan, 41, captioned the photo (above right) on Instagram. The devoted dad of two recently opened up about life with a newborn, saying: “He is gorgeous of course, but it’s been a hard couple of weeks.”

amily snaps was mo el an li estyle blogger oe, , w o married the ballroom star in 2010. Posing in a pavement café with Brendan, she captioned the resulting selfie (above left): “Sun shiny days with my love… and a glass of something chilled!” Their family break on the Balearic island – where they own a holiday home – comes after news of Brendan’s departure from the hit TV dance series. A fixture for 13 years, in February he described the BBC’s decision not to renew his contract as “hard to talk about”.




ith her hero in the au udience, Adrienne miere performance Warren’s world prem in Tina: The Tina Tur ner Musical was always going to be Simply tthe Best of her life (inset below). Even before the curt ain went up, the audience was on its feet to greet Tina herself. The 78-year-old winner off multiple Grammy awards is the executivee producer of the ncredible story of show, which tells the in ush, Tennessee, to her journey from Nutbu oll. being queen of rock’n’ro Hugging Adrienne (left) once th he curtain fell, the Proud Mary singer said: “It’s difficult to watch someone else do d what we did for 40 years because I’m a perfectionist, but when I see it done sso well I feel proud.” n standing ovatio Winning her own on




ocked by news that musical Bat Out of Hell has returned to London’s West End, VIP guests took their seats last week at the Dominion Theatre for curtain-up. Singer Sinitta (left) and Strictly Come Dancing’s Karen Clifton (far right) and Craig Revel Horwood (right) were among those attending the show’s official opening night. Featuring Jim Steinman’s songs from the hit Meat Loaf album off the 1980s, the musical premiered in Manchester in February last year,, before enjoying a short run at the e London Coliseum in the summer. For Karen, the evening – which h included an afterparty at the e Bloomsbury Ballroom – was a welcome breather from rehearsalls for her forthcoming UK and Ireland d dance tour with estranged husband Kevin. The professional duo’s show ws kick off next month in Northampton n. For information and tickets, visit

from a star-studded audience at London’s Aldwych Theatre, including Sir Rod and Lady Stewart (below), American-born Adrienne, 30, told hello!: “Tina has always been in my life. For as long as I can remember, there wasn’t a time when Tina Turner’s music was not played in my house. She is absolutely the best. It feels like she’s on this stage with us.” For information and to book, visit





aving recently told US Vogue: “There’s no reason why lawyers can’t be fun,” barrister Amal Clooney proved her point in vintage fashion at a party at Dame Anna Wintour’s New York home last week, wearing a 1980s corset top (complete with train) by Isabelle Allard. Teaming strappy red with black denim, her eyecatching outfit (above) was a far from strait-laced choice for the human rights specialist.

Joining forces with US Vogue supremo Dame Anna, Amal cohosted the event, held in celebration of their friend Samantha Barry’s appointment as editor in chief of Glamour magazine, and attended by guests including Sienna Miller. Sharing snaps online, Samantha – who was a guest at Amal and George Clooney’s wedding in Venice in 2014 – called Amal and Anna “two of my favourite women”.



he was enjoying a Golden moment following news that her latest release had topped the album charts in both the UK and her native Australia, so no one could blame Kylie Minogue for indulging in a few gilty pleasures – in terms of her accessories, at least. The singer was photographed arriving at the BBC Studios in London last week (left) wearing a floaty white dress with a gold belt and matching lace-up heels. After scoring her first UK No. 1 album since 2010, Kylie (below, in her video for new single Stop Me From Falling) g thanked her fans on


Instagram. “I’m so overwhelmed, happy, proud and emotional,” she said in a video message. Days later, it was the turn of her home nation, with a post that read: “Aussie, Aussie, AUSSIE!!! I can’t tell you how much this means to me.” Kylie’s trip to the BBC came before her performance at the Queen’s 92nd birthday concert at the weekend. Ending her 24-carat week, she joined stars including Sir Tom Jones on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. It is not her first experience of per forming for Her Majesty, having sung at the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration and at her Diamond Jubilee extravaganza in 2012 (above, backstage).




iewed by the monarch as “family” and by others as “snappy”, they really were a breed apart; but now the last of the Queen’s beloved Pembroke corgis, 14-year-old Willow, has died. Descended from her first corgi, Susan – who was given to the then Princess Elizabeth as an 18th birthday present in 1944 and is buried in the grounds at Sandringham – the precious pooch was reportedly put down after suffering from cancer. Willow famously starred alongside her owner and fellow corgis Monty and Holly – and actor Daniel Craig – in the James Bond sketch filmed for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics (above right). The Queen has owned more than 30 corgis – once described by her cousin Margaret Rhodes

as “rather unruly” – and they often accompanied her on visits abroad. They were even taught how to descend the steps of an aeroplane. While she has loved corgis since she was a girl (above left, in 1936), she is not their only fan. Prince Harry’s bride-to-be Meghan Markle described the royal dogs as “very sweet” after they gave her a big paws-up on her first trip to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen last year. While Harry complained that he’s “spent the last 33 years being barked at”, Meghan said the royal favourites were “just laying on my feet during tea”. Following Willow’s death, the royal household is home to two dachshund-corgi crosses, Vulcan and Candy, and corgi Whisper, who was adopted by the Queen last year. The Queen holds her first corgi Susan (left), a present from her father George VI. The ancestor of the much-loved Willow, who died recently, Susan is now buried at Sandringham with others from her line (below). The Queen’s corgis join her state visit to Brunei in 1998 (right)



MOLLIE KING TAKES THE PLUNGE IN AN EXCITING NEW ROLE released, Mollie King’s life is going swimmingly. Looking sensational as she poses in Boux Avenue’s summer swimwear range, the former Saturdays singer reveals her enviable igure doesn’t come without hard work. “I’m aware that summer’s coming up so I put in extra time at the gym to make sure my body is in the best shape it can be,” she tells hello!. “Obviously I’m not going to be able to turn my body into an hourglass igure but I can gain muscle in different areas.” It’s clear that her efforts have paid off, though Mollie says she does suffer for her art. “Yesterday was leg day and I can hardly move them today,” she laughs. It is hard to believe that the 30-year-old star has body hangups, just like anyone. “I feel very exposed on the lingerie shoots,” says Mollie. “I’ve definitely got parts of my body that I wish were more toned, but it is important to focus on the bits you do like.” With that in mind, Mollie hopes that the new range, which boasts pretty florals, tropical prints and pastel hues, will be every bit as conidence boosting as it is stylish. “There are styles to suit every body shape, which was really important to me because I want every girl to feel like there’s something for her,” she says. Discussing the exotic collection has got Mollie dreaming of the

perfect summer holiday. “My ideal getaway would be a safari,” she says. “I love seeing wildlife in their natural habitat.” But who would be her travel companion? Mollie has recently been romantically linked with cricketer Stuart Broad, but she assures us that he won’t be whisking her away on holiday any time soon. “I’m actually single,” she says of the romance rumours, adding she’d have her two older sisters in tow on her dream break. “I’d have to sneak them away from their families,” she smiles. “They’re both mums now so it’s hard to get any time with them.” DIVING INTO THE AIRWAVES Mollie’s next holiday will see her jetting off to Los Angeles to grab some downtime ahead of her “dream job” on Radio 1, which kicks off in June. “My best friend lives in LA so I’m staying with her and relaxing before the mania begins,” she tells us. Mollie will be hosting shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday alongside regular DJ Matt Edmondson. “He’s like my big brother – he takes the mickey out of me all the time,” she laughs. With so much to look forward to, Mollie is naturally delighted, telling us: “I can’t wait to get H started.” INTERVIEW: EMILY HORAN

Mollie models Boux Avenue’s SS18 swim and lingerie campaign, available to buy from stores nationwide and also from

llie can’t wait to start her dream – co-hosting new show Matt & llie on Radio 1 with DJ Matt mondson (together below). “He’s e my big brother and takes the ”

34 Mollie, who reached the semi-finals of Strictly Come Dancin last year, proves she has retained her dancefloor-ready figur as she models the new swimwear range


ith a fantastic new job at W BBC Radio 1 and her latest sizzling modelling campaign just

‘I put in extra time at the gym. Yesterday was leg day and I can hardly move them today’

All primed for summer, 35 Mollie plans to spend time relaxing in Los Angeles with a friend


Movie husband and wife Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig are expecting their first child together. Oscar winner Rachel, 48, told a US newspaper: “I’ll be showing soon. Daniel and I are so happy. We’re going to have a little human.” The star, who has 11-year-old son Henry from her relationship with director Darren Aronofsky, continued: “We can’t wait to meet him or her. It’s all such a mystery.” The new arrival will also be a second child for 50-year-old James Bond star Daniel, who has a daughter, Ella, 25, by actress Fiona Loudon.

BARBARA BUSH Wife and mother of Presidents dies Former US First Lady Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st President, George HW Bush, has died at the age of 92. Their son George W Bush, the 43rd President, said the family was “sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was… she brought levity, love, and literacy to millions”. Barbara was a devoted campaigner for civil rights and education, creating the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989. Former US President Barack Obama said Barbara was “an example of the humility and decency that reflects the very best of the American spirit”.

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TV favourite Dale Winton dies at 62 TV presenter Dale Winton died last week at the age of 62. “It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Dale Winton, who died at home earlier today,” his agent said in a statement. “While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.” Dale was best known for hosting ITV daytime game show Supermarket Sweep, which ran from 1993 to 2000. He also fronted the National Lottery’s In

NICHOLAS HOULT Actor has new role as dad British actor Nicholas Hoult and his model girlfriend Bryana Holly have welcomed their first child, it has been reported. “They have kept the news under wraps, but are so happy and excited,” a source told a US magazine. The 28-year-old X-Men: Apocalypse star is thought to have started dating California-born Bryana in March last year.

CLAIRE DANES Homeland star to be a mum again Actress Claire D a n e s i s expecting a second child with her British actor husband Hugh Dancy. “I’m pregnant, I’m seriously preggo,” she said on a US radio show. “I’m deep into my second trimester.” The baby will be a sibling for the couple’s five-year-old son Cyrus. The 39-yearold also revealed in the interview that

‘Kids used to make fun of me in elementary school by calling me Big Bird because I was “too tall” and had “yellow” hair. Here’s to making best buddies with the things that once hurt you’ Hollywood high-flier Blake Lively (left) on meeting her childhood nemesis on iconic US kids’ TV show Sesame Street


Wins Chinese TV talent show Chart-topping singer Jessie J has won Chinese TV talent show Singer, said to be the equivalent of the UK’s X Factor. Up to 1 billion people were said to have watched Jessie, a former judge on The Voice in her native Britain, sing her way to victory in the final. “I was the first international artist to ever be asked. An honour alone,” Jessie, 30, wrote on Instagram, calling the experience “an opportunity to bridge a gap between two cultures”.

‘As a creative your ideas are your strongest form of currency. You have to protect your ability to create

It To Win It, Hole in the Wall and Celebrity Fit Club. Dale was last seen on TV on Channel 5 travel series Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive earlier this year. Tributes to the star flooded in. Fellow presenter Davina McCall described him as a “lovely, warm, kind, sensitive, generous soul with a touch of naughty”. Some of Dale’s close friends, including bestselling author and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams, hinted that the star had been struggling with mental health issues. In a touching tribute on Twitter, David said: “He devoted his life to making everyone else happy, even though he found it hard to be happy himself. I pray he has found peace.”


the eighth series of hit US drama Homeland, in which she plays CIA agent Carrie Mathison – a role that has won her three Golden Globes – will be the last. “That’s it,” she said. O Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine is expecting a second child with her husband Chris Farr. Jennie, 34, mum to son Albert, three, tweeted: “Our baby boy is going to be a big brother later this year. We can’t wait to meet you precious one.”

ANT McPARTLIN Pleads guilty to drink-driving TV host Ant McPartlin last week publicly apologised after being convicted of drink-driving following a threecar crash in London. The Saturday Night Takeaway star was fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty in the hearing at Wimbledon Magistrates Court. The court heard that Ant had been more than twice the legal limit and accepted “full culpability”. Speaking outside, the 42-year-old said: “I let myself down, I let a lot of people down. For that I’m truly sorry.”

at all cost. Try to avoid any contractual situation where you are held back from your ideas’ Hip-hop star Kanye West gets down to business on Twitter

‘Nervous, excited, emotional’ Mum-to-be and former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria expects motherhood to be a rollercoaster

‘I was aspiring to be in love with someone for the rest of my life and the rest of

Star’s possessions make lots at auction The personal items of actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor have fetched $900,000 (£635,000) in an auction at the Hungarian-born star’s Bel Air home. More than 450 items went under the hammer, including a 14-carat gold and diamond necklace featuring Zsa Zsa’s catchphrase “Dahling”, which sold for $20,000. Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, Zsa Zsa’s ninth husband, who survived her, said: “It’s very emotional but I have to do it. She wanted her fans to have it.” Zsa Zsa died in December 2016, aged 99.

MATTHEW MELLON Billionaire dies in rehab Billionaire banking heir Matthew Mellon has died aged 54. A spokesman said he had “died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico, where he was attending a drug rehabilitation facility”. He has a daughter, Araminta, 16, from his five-year marriage to Tamara, co-founder of the Jimmy Choo brand, that ended in 2005. He also has a son, Force, and a daughter, Olympia, from second wife, designer Nicole Hanley. They divorced in 2015.

theirs, as we all do. Things change, and we move forward in life. Times change, but that’s what I was thinking when I wrote it’ Singer Zayn Malik on how his recently ended relationship with model Gigi Hadid inspired new single Let Me

‘I want my children to do what they love, and if that’s modelling, then I would be there every step of the way to support them’ Alessandra Ambrosio won’t stop her children following her onto the catwalk




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he is a super-it gym lover, often photographed working on her impressive abs. But during a sunsoaked babymoon with iancé Spencer Matthews, Vogue Williams could not have looked happier or healthier as she showcased her growing baby bump. New curves are not all the ive-month-pregnant TV presenter and DJ has revealed. During a live TV chat show, Vogue announced that the couple, who revealed they were expecting their first child exclusively in hello!, are having a boy. She also shared her joy at her changing body with her Instagram followers while posting images from her Greek island getaway. “POW there he is!” she wrote. “So glad my bump has inally popped. “I never alter my body in any pictures,” she added. “If you can’t see my bump it’s just because of the angle although I may only take side profile shots from now on!” The proud 32-year-old mum-to-be was glowing in her holiday snaps, inally over the “all-day sickness” she experienced in early pregnancy and “feeling brilliant”, as she told us. Dad-in-waiting Spencer, 28, who proposed with a spectacular engagement ring that he designed himself and is believed to have cost £120,000, was equally delighted by Vogue’s baby bump. Sharing a black-and-white version of the side-on photo, he wrote: “The love of my life and my H baby boy.” REPORT: ZOE THOMAS

Vogue poses by the pool during her holiday in Greece with fiancé Spencer Matthews and turns sideways (above) to reveal her baby bump. She and reality TV star Spencer (together above left) are expecting their first child in September





Antonio Banderas and girlfriend Nicole Kimpel looked cool in a blue palette sed at a (left) as they pos TV series screening of new T Genius: Picasso. But the Spanish actor, 57, got a little st (right) more expressionis his joy at when describing h finally playing his drream role o Picasso. of iconic artist Pablo “They offered me this 0s and in character in my 20 ays said: my 30s but I alwa ‘No, I don’t want to play him d at the yet,’” he revealed event at the Los Angeles of Art. “I County Museum o much. He admire him too m e I was a was my idol since little kid.” o died in Picasso, who nio were 1973, and Anton both raised in M Malaga. The ten-part series also features s British actress Poppy Delevingne, k who was a picture of sleek style in her Cushnie e et Ochs top and skirt (above right).

NICOLE GO FOR GOLD She is as well known fo or her red carpet style a s she is for her acting skills s. And Nicole Kidman again n shone in the spotlight at the recent Academy of Country Music Awards. With fingernails coordinated (right) to her gold Michael Kors dress that daringly exposed her back, the Oscar winner, 50, was accompanying her singer husband Keith Urban (together far right) to the Las Vegas event. The couple couldn’t have looked happier – and the night got even n better when Keith, also 50 0, went on to win Vocal Eve ent of the Year for his sin ngle with Carrie Underwood,, The Fighter. “It’s been a m agical year,” he said.








his summer, it’s all about ilms al T fresco – there’s no better way to make the most of those long, warm evenings than enjoying your favourite movie in a stunning location as the sun sets. And The Luna Cinema is the perfect place to share those lovely times with friends and family. The UK’s leading open-air big screen, The Luna Cinema, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with more screenings than ever before – from the latest blockbusters to nostalgic classics – in truly special surroundings. Film fans will be treated to 175 outdoor screenings at iconic venues, f r o m Wa r w i c k C a s t l e a n d Westminster Abbey to Kenwood House and St Paul’s Cathedral – even the royal residence of Kensington Palace. Some stunning new venues have also been added this season, including the spectacular backdrops

of York Minster, Guildford Cathedral, Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, Royal Windsor Racecourse, Danson House in Bexleyheath, Bolton Abbey in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, and Osterley House and Peckham Rye just a few Tube stops from central London. The Luna Cinema is even bringing the big screen to the seaside with a month-long residency of movies and sports at Brighton Beach. Not only can you enjoy your favourite licks in all their cinematic glory, you can also take in the summer’s hottest sports events from the edge of your deckchair seat. Bask in the traditional action of Wimbledon and this summer’s FIFA World Cup, all set against a backdrop of lapping waves in the fresh sea air. After a triumphant year in film, The Luna Cinema will bring you the hottest releases of awards season, including The Greatest Showman and Oscar-winners The Shape of Water,




Dunkirk and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. What really sets Luna apart and brings each film to life are the pairings of films with evocative locations to create a unique atmosphere. Enhance your viewing of Gary Oldman’s Academy Awardwinning portrayal of Sir Winston Churchill in the Darkest Hour with the awe-inspiring backdrop of Blenheim Palace – the very place Churchill was born. And, if you’re feeling really brave, you can watch Jaws against the slightly more tranquil backdrop of the waters of Brockwell Lido. BIG-SCREEN BLOCKBUSTERS There’s something for everyone. As well as classics such as Harry Potter, Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman, this season Spice World will be back by popular demand at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Also look out this summer for screenings of The Italian Job, starring the legendary Michael

Caine, complete with a full orchestra performing the score live. The Luna Cinema is presenting this unique cinematic treat at Leeds Castle and Opera Holland Park in London. And it’s not just for grown-ups. Luna Kids is the country’s irst openair cinema especially for families and children, with films especially chosen for young viewers – a brilliant way to keep them entertained during the school holidays. To make your night extra special, spoil yourself with premium tickets for the best seats in the house. Relax in your own director’s chair, get fasttrack access to your seats and enjoy a complimentary drink at the bar. Whatever location and experience you choose, The Luna Cinema lets you enjoy your favourite films – classic and new – under the stars in unforgettable surroundings. Ticket prices start at £13.50 for adults and £9 for children.






Moonlight and movies: Top locations with The Luna Cinema include (clockwise, from left) The Greatest Showman at Hampton Court Palace; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at Warwick Castle; Get Out with a magnificent view of St Paul’s; The Shape of Water at Brockwell Lido; and Spice World at London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

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The Queen takes centre stage at the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace, the last time she will host the event


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Queen’s “sincere wish” for its future came true. Since the Commonwealth was founded in 1949 and she became its head in 1952, Her Majesty has dedicated herself to unifying the “Family of Nations”, seeing it grow from the original eight countries to 53 today. Last Friday, she learnt that her son will follow in her footsteps after the

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) in London decided the Prince of Wales will be its next leader in due course. Following the news, Prince Charles said he was “deeply touched and honoured” by the decision. He added: “Meanwhile, I will continue to support Her Majesty in every possible way, in the service of our unique family of nations.” His support to his mother, who turned 92 last weekend, was on display throughout last week’s five-

day summit, with the Prince also attending the traditional reception for those heads of government who had never attended a Chogm before. Presidents, prime ministers and representatives from around the world jetted in to attend the historic occasion – as the meeting is held in a different member state every two years, this is the last one the Queen, who no longer travels overseas, will attend in person. Nevertheless, she was delighted to welcome the politicians and their

spouses to her homes at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, her children, grandchildren and cousins all by her side. ROYAL ADDRESS Formally opening the event, the Queen said: “It remains a great pleasure and honour to serve you as head of the Commonwealth and to observe with pride and satisfaction that this is a lourishing network. “It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer

The Queen and Prince Charles lead their guests, including Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland and Prime Minister Theresa May, to dinner. Her Majesty is joined by Sir Winston Churchill and other Commonwealth leaders at the Palace in 1952 (below)

became head of the Commonwealth – would have guessed that a gathering of its member states would one day number 53, or that it would comprise 2.4 billion people?” Leading the tributes to the Queen’s lifelong commitment to the organisation, Prime Minister Theresa May said: “Over many years you have been the Commonwealth’s most steadfast and fervent champion. “You have been true to the deepest values of the Commonwealth: that the voice of the smallest


stability and continuity for future generations and will decide that, one day, the Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949.” She also recalled the early days of the Commonwealth, saying: “Here at Buckingham Palace in 1949, my father met the heads of government when they ratiied the London Declaration, which created the Commonwealth as we know it today, then comprising just eight nations. “Who then – or in 1952, when I


member country is worth precisely as much as that of the largest; that the wealthiest and the most vulnerable stand shoulder to shoulder. “You have seen us through some of our most serious challenges. And we commit to sustaining this Commonwealth, which you have so carefully nurtured. For your service, for your dedication, for your constancy, we thank you.”



Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, shakes hands with his hostess in the Palace’s Blue Drawing Room

A LIFE OF COMMONWEALTH Charles, who escorted his mother into the Palace ballroom for the “family photograph” of leaders, told the gathering: “The Commonwealth has been a fundamental feature of my life for as long as I can remember, beginning with my irst visit to Malta when I was just ive years old.” He also spoke of his wish for this year’s Chogm to make the organisation relevant to all, saying: “By doing so, the Commonwealth can be a cornerstone for the lives of future generations, just as it has been for so many of us.” Later, at a formal dinner at the Palace, Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered a moving toast honouring their hostess. “It falls upon me to express the depth of our collective regret that [the Queen] will no longer automatically be present at our proceedings,” he said. “The organisation will undoubtedly be all the poorer for it. We will miss her inspiring presence, her calm, her steadiness and above all her great love and belief in the higher purpose of this Commonwealth of nations in its capacity to be a force for good.”

‘We will miss the Queen’s inspiring presence, her calm, her steadiness and, above all, her great love and belief’

Showing the deep love she has for her fellow Commonwealth leaders, the Queen smiles broadly as she greets Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh (far left)

Good friends Prince Harry and Justin share a laugh together ahead of the formal dinner, while the Duke of Cambridge has a lively chat with guests (right)


The Queen addresses her guests during dinner, 48 glittering (right) in the Queen Mary tiara and her ruby and diamond floral bandeau necklace

‘This dinner is always an opportunity for us to come together as friends and I am grateful so many of you are here with us’ The Queen He added: “It is my fervent hope that the deep love she has shown for this association will continue to light the way for all of us. “She will always be an icon of the Commonwealth.” The Queen certainly lived up to that tribute in an ivory Angela Kelly dress decorated with crystal daisies, worn with the Queen Mary tiara, the Garter Star and her ruby and diamond loral bandeau necklace and earrings. She welcomed her guests to the evening “with great pleasure” and said: “This dinner is always an opportunity for us to come together as friends and I am grateful that so many of you are here with us this time. “I know that all of my family join me in wishing you a very enjoyable evening. Thank you." Three generations of royals turned out for the occasion, including Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. They were joined by the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Princess Michael of Kent.


GREEN FOR GO The week began with a colourful display of the Commonwealth’s commitment to preserving native forests around the world. Buckingham Palace turned green as a rainforest was projected onto its façade to mark the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project, which was launched at the Chogm meeting in Malta in 2015. From then on it was non-stop as the royal family hosted bilateral meetings, addressed forums and were by the Queen’s side.

Princess Alexandra chats to guests. The Queen’s family turned out in force to support her at this, her last Commonwealth summit


Harry speaks alongside the Prime Minister at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, while William checks out Royal Enfield motorcycles at a reception welcoming Chogm leaders to the UK (below)


SPEAKING OUT Among Charles’s many events were a Commonwealth Big Lunch, where he and Camilla met climate change activists, and a tour of the Science Museum with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Prince also urged delegates to continue the battle against malaria, which threatens 90% of the Commonwealth’s population. Joining speakers including Microsoft founder Bill Gates at a Malaria No More summit, Charles said: “I have always irmly believed that the Commonwealth is uniquely placed to take on such pressing global challenges, for our shared values, history and culture provide us with a remarkable and potent platform for transformative action.” Camilla, meanwhile, delivered a speech to the Commonwealth Women’s Forum, in which she called on those affected by domestic violence to speak out. She said: “I hope we can talk about what is happening behind closed doors across the world and I hope that these brave people


Princess Eugenie arrives for a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum and Buckingham Palace becomes a rainforest (below)

Prince William welcomed delegates to a reception at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, telling them the Commonwealth had “rightly been described as ‘the mother of all networks’”. He added: “What this gathering represents is a connection based on empathy, compassion and a shared desire to make our world a better place. There is no other network on earth that even comes close to this – we must make the most of it, cherish it and protect it for the generations to come, who will build on it.”

‘It is fitting that Charles will continue the work of his mother’ The Prime Minister

Charles and Camilla hold a bilateral meeting at Clarence House with mum-to-be Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, and her partner Clarke Gayford

The Prince and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoy a colourful display from dancers during a visit to the Science Museum in London


The Countess of Wessex embodies the green theme of the week in a flowing Emilia Wickstead dress as she takes 52 the leaders’ spouses and partners on a tour of Kew Gardens (right)

‘There is no other network on earth that even comes close to this – we must make the most of it, cherish it and protect it for the generations to come’ The Duke of Cambridge

have the courage to speak out – to be, in the words of one of those women, ‘victors not victims’.” On the last day of the summit, the leaders’ spouses and partners – including the Prime Minister’s husband Philip – joined the Countess of Wessex for a tour of Kew Gardens, during which green-ingered Sophie planted a copper beech to commemorate the visit. HISTORIC DECISION At the same time, the decision to appoint the Queen’s successor was being made at a private retreat at Windsor Castle. In a statement, the politicians recorded their “continuing gratitude” to the Queen and announced: “The next Head of the Commonwealth shall be His Royal Highness Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales.” Speaking after the decision, the Prime Minister said: “His Royal Highness has been a proud supporter of the Commonwealth for more than four decades and has spoken passionately about the organisation’s unique diversity. It is fitting that one day he will continue the work of his H mother, Her Majesty the Queen.” REPORT: EMILY NASH


The Prime Minister leads her fellow politicians around the grounds of Windsor Castle and through the impressive St George’s Hall (above)


HIGHLIGHTS OF HELLO!’S 30-YEAR REIGN o mark hello! magazine’s 30th T birthday, we’re taking a look back at some of our favourite historic front covers. In May 2003, we photographed supermodel Claudia Schiffer in her London home as she introduced her newborn son Caspar, her irst child with her film director husband, Matthew Vaughn. They went on to have two more children. A year later we featured an exclusive interview and photoshoot with the Queen’s cousin Lady Helen Taylor (below, centre) as she turned 40. And in 2006, we had a world exclusive with photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (below, far left) as they awaited the birth of their daughter Shiloh in Namibia. In 2008, we exclusively covered the lavish wedding of Tim Jefferies and Malin Johansson, who married at Blenheim Palace in front of a galaxy of stars including Elle Macpherson, Elizabeth Hurley H i r wfor



RINCE GEORGE AND PRINCESS CHARLOTTE RECIOUS MOMENTS IN THE LIVES OF THE YOUNG ROYALS L fe s set to get even more hect c n the Cambridge household, as the Duke and Duchess welcome a playmate for their lively little Prince and Princess. To mark the happy event, we take a look back at treasured moments from George and Charlotte’s childhood captured during their early weeks, months and years – from babes in arms to birthday celebrations and new chapters as they both start school…



Prince George and Princess Charlotte smile sweetly in a shot used on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official 2017 Christmas card. This year, there will be three royal children to appear on the family’s festive greetings

JULY 2013


Our photo album opens with the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, on a hot 22 July in 2013. Making his first public appearance a day later, Prince George Alexander Louis charmed the crowds as he appeared to give his first royal wave, raising his hand as Kate cradled him in her arms (right)

AUGUST 2013 A few weeks after George was born, his maternal grandfather, Michael Middleton, captured an image of the new family, including their pet cocker spaniel Lupo and his own golden retriever Tilly, in the garden of his home in Bucklebury, Berkshire

OCTOBER 2013 By the time of his christening at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace (above), gorgeous George looked full of life, taking a keen interest in everything around him

JUNE 2014 2 The little Prince toddled at the edge of the polo field (below) as his father played for the Jerudong Park Trophy at Cirencester Park Polo Club

APRIL 2014



At the age of nine months, George was taking part in royal duties. From the moment he appeared in the Duke’s arms on the aircraft steps at the start of his parents’ tour Down Under (left), he was dubbed the “Republican Slayer” who won over Australia. The trip saw the happy youngster playing at a children’s group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand (above) and squealing with delight at a bilby at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo (above right)

JULY 2014 For George’s first birthday, William and Kate took him to the Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies exhibition. In the outdoor butterfly house, George’s interest was captured by a blue morpho butterfly that landed on his dad’s hand

MAY 2015 eorge became a big brother n 2 May 2015, arriving at he Lindo Wing of St Mary’s ospital with his dad to meet aby sister Charlotte. arried by William (below ight), the toddler waved hyly to the media and rowds. A few hours later, illiam and Kate stepped ut into the spring unshine to introduce the orld to Princess harlotte lizabeth iana

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Looking as cute as a button, George was seen in a Christmas portrait (above) taken by Prince Harry’s private secretary Edward Lane Fox. Wearing a Cath Kidston Guardsman tank top, the 17-month-old chuckled as he sat on a step in the courtyard at Kensington Palace

JUNE 2015


A few weeks after Charlotte’s birth, the iblings appeared in their first official portraits together, taken by the Duchess at Anmer Hall, e family’s Norfolk home, with George cradling the Princess and tenderly kissing her head (left). ater that month, George stole the show at Trooping the Colour, pointing excitedly at the RAF flypast (right) as he joined the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. The mischievous Prince was earlier spotted at a Palace window, sticking his tongue out as nanny held him up to look out yal was pictured larking about in the grounds of Beaufort Polo Club (below right)

Brother and sister made their first public appearance together at Charlotte’s christening at Sandringham. George, wearing red shorts and a smock top by Rachel Riley, stole the show as he walked hand in hand with William, and was later scooped up into his dad’s arms (below left), while Kate pushed Charlotte in a vintage Millson pram once used to transport Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Official portraits by Mario Testino showed the Cambridges and their children with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and Carole, Michael, Pippa and James Middleton (below right)

JULY 2015


DECEMBER 2015 The family’s official 2015 Christmas card featured an endearingly natural shot taken in the grounds of Kensington Palace. Photographer Chris Jelf captured George about to play with his toy train, while one of Charlotte’s shoes lies on the grass. The Duchess was behind the camera for this adorable image (below) of sevenmonth-old Charlotte giggling with

The next time the children appeared together was on their first family skiing holiday, in Courchevel, France. It was the first time George, two, and Charlotte, ten months, had experienced snow, and the delighted looks on their faces said it all

MARCH 2016

JANUARY 2016 The Duchess took this photo (below) of two-year-old George as he arrived for his first day at Westacre Montessori nursery school in Norfolk. The nursery is housed in a converted chapel near Anmer Hall


APRIL 2016 George’s next appearance was when he was pictured with the Queen and fellow heirs to the throne the Prince of Wales and Prince William in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace. The portrait was for a stamp to commemorate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. Standing on a pile of blocks and holding his father’s hand, the third in line grinned broadly for the camera

MAY 2016

JULY 2016 A month later, George turned three. An official birthday portrait showed the young Prince on a swing engraved with his parents’ names in the garden at their Norfolk home (below)


Charlotte’s first birthday was marked by a stunning set of photographs taken by her mother at Anmer. The little Princess, with her hair swept to the side and fixed with a bow, smiled at the camera as she pushed a wooden walker filled with alphabet blocks (below)

JUNE 2016 e Cambridges appeared as a family of four the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the st time (above) after Trooping the Colour on e Queen’s official birthday


SEPTEMBER 2016 George and Charlotte melted hearts on an official trip to Canada (arriving, above with the Duke and Duchess). They were seen playing with bubbles and balloons at a party for military families (left and right) and showed off their royal waves (below) as they left Victoria by seaplane at the end of the week-long visit


MAY 2017 George and Charlotte acted as page boy and flower girl at aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield. They carried baskets of petals to be used as confetti (below left and below right)

DECEMBER 2016 On Christmas Day, the children attended St Mark’s Church in Englefield with their parents and the Middletons, enjoying candy canes as they left the service (above and below)

MAY 2017


A new portrait of Charlotte was released to commemorate her second birthday (left). She wore a cute knitted yellow cardigan adorned with blue sheep, and a navy hair clip


JUNE 2017 The Cambridges again appeared as a foursome on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after Trooping the Colour

Princess Charlotte looked pretty as a picture as she clutched a small posy of flowers – and her mother’s hand – on the red carpet (left), on arrival at a military airport in Berlin as her parents began their official visit to Germany. The royal children had already joined William and Kate in Poland, where little Charlotte was seen in her mother’s arms and George, holding William’s hand, looked serious as they arrived in Warsaw (below)



JULY 2017

DECEMBER 2017 A formal studio shot ((right)) of William, Kate e, George and Charlotte taken by photographer p Chris Jackson, was chosen for their official Ch hristmas card

SEPTEMBER 2017 Prince George was pictured in his smart navy uniform as he set off for his first day at school at Thomas’s, Battersea. He was accompanied by the Duke, who carried his bag and held his hand. The Duchess was unable to join them as she was suffering from the severe morning sickness that affected the early stages of her third pregnancy

JANUARY 2018 Kensing gton Palace released this a adorable photograph of Charlotte on her first day at Th he Willcocks Nursery Scho ool, taken by her proud mother Kate H


THE SASSY AND SPIRITED BRIDE-TO-BE SETS HER HEART AND SOUL ON MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE ith only three weeks to go until W they become husband and wife, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could be forgiven for illing their days with last-minute preparations. After all, most brides-to-be at this time focus their attention on looking good for the big day, with a busy schedule of dress ittings, gym sessions and beauty treatments. Meghan, on the other hand, is throwing herself into royal life and taking on weighty issues as she proves how committed she already is to her new role. Last week, the passionate crusader for gender equality joined her Prince at a women’s empowerment reception, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Arriving at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, she looked sensational in a chic cocktail dress by US label Black Halo. However, the former actress may have had more than aesthetic reasons behind her choice of LBD. Her dress was named the Jackie O, in homage to the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Accessorising her look with a pair of stylish Aquazzura Milano suede pumps and a Gucci clutch, her hair in a relaxed up-do, Meghan’s look gave the powerful impression that she will, like the chic former US First Lady before her, be in a position alongside her famous husband to try to change the world for the better. “With her, what you see is real and what you get is a relatable young woman with her heart and mind in the right place,” actress Priyanka Chopra, a close friend of Meghan told Time magazine last week. “Her compassion, evident in the causes she supports and her drive to break down stereotypes – obvious in her actions – will connect her to a generation in much need of kindness.”



Prince Harry and Meghan arrive to hear young activists at the Commonwealth Youth Forum meeting, days after the Queen appointed her grandson the organisation’s new youth ambassador

FORGING HER ROYAL ROLE To that end, this week sees the 36-yearold bride-to-be’s engagements include events to mark the 25th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence and a dawn service at Hyde Park Corner to commemorate Anzac Day. In addition, Harry, 33, announced last week that his future wife will be joining him in his work around the world as the new Commonwealth youth ambassador. Giving his irst speech since being appointed to the role by the Queen, he told the Commonwealth Youth Forum: “I will work to support the Queen, my father the Prince of Wales and my brother William, all of whom know that young people are the answer to the challenges of today. “I am also incredibly grateful that the woman I am about to marry, Meghan, will be joining me in this work – which she, too, is hugely excited to take part in.” Harry was back at the forum

Meghan takes time off wedding preparations to attend the women’s empowerment reception in London, part of last week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting


for the inal day of the discussions, this time with his iancée by his side as they signalled their support for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights. Showing she is not afraid to speak out on issues she cares about, Meghan joined Harry in telling the delegates they were making the matter one of their priorities. LGBT rights were a hot topic among the Commonwealth leaders, with several speaking out about the fact that homosexuality is still criminalised in 36 of the 53 member states. “Miss Markle said that this is a basic human rights issue, not one about sexuality,” said J a c o b Thomas, f r o m Melbourne, who works with the Commonwealth Equality Network and won a Queen’s Young Leaders award for helping to reduce the suicide rate in Australia’s LGBT community. “Prince Harry said… he would put the issue at the forefront of his work.” Kenyan activist Jonah Chinga conirmed this, saying: “Both Prince Harry and Miss Markle said they would put LGBT issues at the front of their work.”


DRESSED FOR DIPLOMACY Despite the soaring temperatures, Meghan kept cool in a simple Altuzarra button-detailed pinstriped dress, worn with sky-high Paramour heels from Tamara Mellon and a pair of earrings by Canadian ine jewellers Birks. In another display of diplomatic dressing, she arrived at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster wearing a blazer by Australian designers Camilla and Marc over her shoulders, together with a crossbody handbag from Sydney-based luxury accessories brand Oroton. Having spent seven years in Canada and undertaken charity visits


Well used to hot weather, Californian-born Meghan took the opportunity to dress for last week’s welcome spring sun, arriving at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in a cool Altuzarra dress and a blazer from Camilla and Marc

‘I am incredibly grateful that the woman I am about to marry will be joining me in this work’ Prince Harry

Meghan gazes at her fiancé as they chat to delegates, whom she greets with a big smile (above left). Supporting fashion from the Commonwealth, she wears a cross-body bag from Sydneybased accessories brand Oroton (left)


‘She said she was impressed by my speech and that that is what she wants girls to do’ to India and Rwanda, Californian-born Meghan already has some links to Commonwealth countries and she was full of enthusiasm for the organisation. “You’re so energised,” she told the young delegates. “You’ve got this umbrella to hold you together. “It’s incredible, so stay in touch, maximise it.” The proud feminist also discussed the HeForShe campaign, which encourages men to join women in the ight for equality. Karuna Rana, from Mauritius, suggested the future royal should start a SheForShe campaign to show that women support each other, too. “She said she knew all about HeForShe and that she really liked the idea and that maybe she would consider it after 20 May,” she said – Harry and Meghan will exchange vows at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on 19 May. Given that Meghan is not yet a member of the royal family, her appearance at the high-level summit was unusual. But she has spoken about wanting to “hit the ground running” in her new life and that includes getting to know the work of the “Family of Nations”.

Harry and Meghan share a joke at the women’s empowerment reception. The couple were delighted to hear the delegates’ stories, with the Prince telling them: “It starts from here. You have already done amazing stuff. Now you have to energise”

speech. She said she was really impressed and that that is what she wants girls to do.” Harr y and Meghan also met Ziauddin Yousafzai, whose daughter, Nobel laureate Malala, was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls to receive an education in north-west Pakistan. RAISE A GLASS Addressing the delegates after Harry and Meghan had left, the Foreign Secretary called for an end to sexist attitudes in education. “I’m here to appeal to all the corpulent, middle-aged, suited men in the world, of whom there are quite a few, very powerful – a lot of them at this summit today,” he said. “I’m here to appeal to them to end this sexism.” He also congratulated Harry and Meghan on their upcoming nuptials, telling guests: “Shouldn’t we all raise a glass to them for their H impending wedding?” REPORT: EMILY NASH



Meghan in a Jackie O black cocktail dress from US label Black Halo, worn with Aquazzura Milano suede pumps and a Gucci clutch

SPEAKING OUT FOR YOUTH Harry’s new role in the Commonwealth, meanwhile, will see him support the work and aspirations of young people across the globe, work to create links between young people and encourage them to use their platforms to address the social, economic and environmental challenges of their generation. As well as meeting young delegates last week, the Prince also held bilateral meetings with the leaders of Botswana, Rwanda, Malawi, Fiji and Dominica on behalf of the Queen ahead of stepping out with Meghan to the women’s empowerment reception. The couple were joined there by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who was launching the UK’s Platform for Girls’ Education, which calls on global leaders to ensure girls get 12 years of quality education. More than 130 million girls around the world are not in school, with those in conlict zones twice more likely to miss out than boys. Hope, 18, from Kenya, who campaigns for equal rights, said Meghan had spoken to her about the long-lasting effect of getting young girls into education. “[She] was talking about how it is a rippling effect when you empower girls: they empower the next generation,” she said. Harry also praised the campaign, telling delegates: “What you’re doing is absolutely amazing.” He added: “It starts from here. You have already done amazing stuff. Now you have to energise.” Peace Ayo Adegbola, 15, from Nigeria, who spoke at the summit’s Educate to Empower session, said: “I told Meghan she was pretty, which she is. She said she watched me give my

Meghan chats to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and joins Harry to meet the delegates and hear their stories (left)




er colourful crockery has celebrated a host H of exciting royal occasions and now Emma Bridgewater has created two decorative souvenirs

Emma is incredibly proud of her thriving ceramics business in Stokeon-Trent, where she employs 300 craftspeople. Besides mugs for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, the factory is poised to 72 produce a mug to commemorate Cambridge baby No. 3

to commemorate the wedding of the year: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day on 19 May. Before the historic event, she invites hello! into her factory – a buzzing hive, suitably festooned with Union lag bunting and a portrait of the Queen – to witness these two classic Emma Bridgewater mugs being crafted by hand. Both are in patriotic red, white and blue, one is decorated with scrolls, lourishes and a crown and the other with the words “Game changers, free spirits, big hearts, & well suited”. “Harry is a very impressive young man and I think he and Meghan are game changers,” Emma tells hello!. “They’re a cool couple who look really good fun. They’re young royals with a freer hand who will be able to do a lot of interesting things. That’s why I created a second design with a light-hearted sentiment as well as a more formal commemorative piece.” Collaborating with her artist husband Matthew Rice in their studio – the design hub of the factory in Stoke-on-Trent – Emma says of the more modern piece: “I wanted this mug to make you feel part of the celebration. It’s informal; you don’t have to put [it] behind glass. “We created souvenir pottery for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding but those were big events in terms of our history and the constitution and there was only so far we could go. But with Harry and Meghan we could be more relaxed. You can keep one mug for best but use the other every day and, in a nice, easy way, participate on the couple’s big day by toasting them with it.” HOT OFF THE PRESS When it comes to royal celebrations, Emma is accustomed to a speedy turnaround. When Harry and Meghan’s engagement was announced, she created a design the same day and a huge batch of mugs was ready to go by next morning. The limited-edition piece sold out within 24 hours. Our interview is ahead of the birth of Prince William and Kate’s third baby and the factory is poised to go into production with another souvenir mug. “The design is ready,” says mum of four Emma, “but as with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, we wait for a name to be announced so

‘Prince Harry and Meghan are game changers. They are a cool couple who look really good fun’


we can add it. The baby’s gender is also an important factor when we decide on colour.” Kate is one of several royal guests to have visited the factory; in 2015 she impressed when she did a spot of “jiggering” – a traditional term to describe how a circle of clay is slapped on to a potter’s wheel – before sponge-painting a mug. “She had a whale of a time,” says Emma, who has also welcomed the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. “Royal visits are high days for us and we feel incredibly lucky to have them. They lift everyone’s spirits.” INSPIRED BY MUM Emma attributes the inspiration for her multimillion-pound business, which produces 23,000 items a week, to her mum Charlotte, whose eclectic collection of crockery on the dresser of their Oxfordshire home created a focal point. Searching for a special ceramic for her mother’s birthday in the early 1980s, Emma tells hello!: “I couldn’t ind anything that felt like her. So I designed two cups and saucers and asked a potter to make them. Mum loved them and that gave me the idea to start making more pieces and to sell them.” Emma started out in a rented flat in West London. Demand for her products soon grew and her search for larger premises led her to Stoke-on-Trent, where she breathed new life into a disused Victorian factory. “I was very naïve,” she says. “I hadn’t been to art school and had no plan but when I came here I knew it would happen. All the old pottery skills and traditions had been dumped in favour of cheap off-shore manufacturing but I knew I could bring the heart of it back to life.” From a workforce of 17, Emma now employs 300 craftspeople. “I still have the same feeling of excitement as when I irst walked into the factory 32 years ago: that anything is possible, that it’s all going to happen and will be non-stop.” H REPORT: SALLY MORGAN PHOTOS: JAMES ROBINSON

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s commemorative royal wedding mugs, £19.95 each; visit

Craftswoman Ellie Gajda puts the finishing touches to a Harry and Meghan mug and, during a visit in 2015, the Duchess of Cambridge (below left) tries her hand at spongepainting a mug to be sold in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, of which she is patron

In n patriot ic red, white and blue, this commemo ommemo style” mug orative “tankard tankard-style for Harry y and Meghan’s wedding features scrolls, flourishes and a crown

Emma a says s of this s more m informa al mug: “I created a second design wit w h a lighthearted s sentiment”




ocked in a tender embrace, Prince L Harry and Meghan Markle gaze deep into each other’s eyes as he holds her close… Or does he? Because while the handsome, bearded man and his stunning dark-haired partner may look like the world’s most famous groom and bride-to-be, in fact they are actors who are bringing the couple’s love story to TV screens next month – just days before the real Harry and Meghan tie the knot. Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance, made by US channel Lifetime, stars Scottish actor Murray Fraser as the Prince and Jamaican-American actress Parisa Fitz-Henley as his American love, both looking


Parisa Fitz-Henley and (left) Murray Fraser play Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in a new TV movie featuring tender scenes (above). Meanwhile, the real things (inset top left) are preparing for their 19 May nuptials

Meanwhile, the real Meghan is on screen herself saying “I do” – as Rachel Zane in Suits (here and right) – a fictional taster for her real-life wedding

As Meghan counts down to her big day, her screen wedding airs this week

LIFE IMITATING ART Murray, 23, was seen as policeman Jason Denny in last year’s thriller The Loch and has appeared in ITV’s Victoria. Parisa, 41, had a role in the Netlix hit Jessica Jones and was also in the supernatural TV drama Midnight, Texas. The cast also includes Australian actor Burgess Abernethy and Canadian actress Laura Mitchell as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Steve Coulter and Deborah Ramsay play the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Meanwhile, as Meghan counts down to her big day, her highly anticipated screen wedding in US drama Suits airs this week. In an episode to be screened in the US on 25 April and on Netlix the following day, her character Rachel Zane finally ties the knot with boyfriend Mike Ross, played by Patrick J Adams. Tear-jerking scenes see Mike tell his bride: “I’ve wanted to marry you from the second I met you,” to which Rachel replies: “You’re the husband I always wanted.” H REPORT: TRACY SCHAVERIEN

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance is on Lifetime UK on 14 May at 9pm.


remarkably like the real-life royal and his former actress partner. The movie charts Harry and Meghan’s relationship from their meeting in the summer of 2016. Highlighting some of their most romantic moments, it recreates their irst date, secret courtship and the moment Harry got down on one knee and popped the question as they cooked roast chicken at his Kensington Palace home. The ilm also shows the couple enjoying their irst holiday together in Africa and sharing transatlantic phone calls as their long-distance romance gathers pace.

The film highlights the most romantic moments of Harry and Meghan’s transatlantic relationship, from their first date to Harry’s proposal




STING AND SHAGGY THE UNLIKELY DUO ON THEIR ROLE IN THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CONCERT yebrows may have been raised at the E collaboration between Sting and Mr Boombastic singer Shaggy. But what came as

A fine bromance: Surprise pop collaborators Shaggy and Sting catch up over HELLO! (below) ahead of playing at the Queen’s birthday concert. Their album includes single Don’t Make Me Wait (above), which they sang at the Grammys after hitting the red carpet together (far right)

even more of a surprise – to them, as much as their fans – was being asked to play at the Queen’s 92nd birthday celebrations last Saturday at London’s Royal Albert Hall. “It’s an honour,” Shaggy exclusively tells hello! as they prepared for the big bash and launch of their new album 44/876. “I was in shock that they would even invite me.” Sting, 66, adds: “Whenever I’ve played at the Royal Albert Hall, the royal box has been empty. I’m not sure the Queen is a fan, but she must have a sense of humour. When you get the call you can’t turn it down, you shouldn’t and it’s a novelty. I mean, how many times do you get asked to play for the Queen?” Her Majesty won’t be the only one amused. The pair’s combination of melodies is sure to delight audiences. “I think it is a surprise because people never associate us together and it was a surprise how well we got on and how well our voices blend,” Sting says. The unlikely bromance began after Shaggy gatecrashed a Sting concert in Europe, rapping along to Police hit Roxanne. “I thought I was going to make it better,” he says, with a grin. Fast-forward two years and Shaggy sent Sting lyrics to a new song, Don’t Make Me Wait. The ex-Police man loved it so much he wanted to record it. “We then started working on an album, which was supposed to be mine,” says Sting. “But I jumped on every song,” adds Shaggy. Their friendship was cemented when the Jamaican artist asked Sting to perform at a hugely successful charity gig in his home island for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital, of which he has been a patron for 15 years. “He is treated with such respect in Jamaica, not only

as an artist but a philanthropist,” says Sting, who knew the island well, after writing the Police hit Every Breath You Take there. “I used to go to Jamaica in the Eighties so in a way it was great for me to go back and say thank you to an island that has given me so much inspiration.” After the success of the gig, the pair decided to release their songs as an album – the title comes from the international dialling codes for their nations: 44 for the UK and Jamaica’s 876. “It’s a conversation between two people from different cultures and it is based on mutual affection and I think the joy comes off the tracks,” says Sting. “It’s a happy accident.” WELL CONNECTED Sting and Shaggy’s philanthropic projects aren’t all they have in common. “We’ve both been decorated by the Queen,” says the Geordie singer. “We are Commanders of the British Empire, so we have titles.” “We are semi-royal,” adds Shaggy, laughing. After being asked to play at the Queen’s birthday party, are they expecting an invite to Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle? “She’s lovely, Harry has done well,” Sting says as he flicks through hello!. Spotting a photo of the Prince of Wales he adds: “And he is a sweetheart.” “I met Harry in Jamaica with my daughter,” Shaggy chips in. “He said hi to her but she expected to see a prince coming in on a horse. You never know, we might impress them enough at the gig to invite us.” They also both have children who have followed them into music. Shaggy’s son Richard Burrell is a hip-hop artist, known as Robb Bank$, while Sting’s daughter Eliot Sumner – “We call her Coco at home” – wrote for the new album. “I sing with my son sometimes too,” he adds. “He is better than me, better looking, taller…”


pick of the week’s events and new releases


Get swept off your feet with this touring stage adaptation of the iconic 1980s Richard Gere blockbuster. Featuring feel-good songs of the time including Heart of Glass, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and the film’s Oscar-winning Up Where We Belong, the show stars West End favourite Emma Williams as the local girl who falls for a trainee US navy pilot. It has just landed at Leeds.

This heart-warming book from Libby Page follows 86-year-old widow and keen swimmer Rosemary, as she fights to keep her local lido open. When she meets journalist Kate, 60 years her junior, who suffers from loneliness and panic attacks, the two form an unlikely frien they pool their efforts to stop t e c osure.

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Out now, published by Orion.



EXHIBITION PRINCE AND PATRON The Prince of Wales is at the heart of a special display at Buckingham Place this summer to mark his 70th birthday. This year’s opening of the State Rooms will feature more than 100 pieces chosen by the Prince, including a cloak worn by Napoleon (right) and some of Charles’s favourite works of art. From 21 July to 18 September. For tickets, visit


‘I’d be a musician if I only had the cat to play to’ Sting ‘You’ve got too do it for the love of mussic and not for the likess’ Shaggy Did they have any word ds of wisdom for the was music is its next generation? “My only advice a own reward,” says Sting. “I would still be a musician if I only had the cat to play to. Being famous and making loads off money is secondary. “But they say: ‘Well, that’s all right for you to say because you’ve done it.’”” Adds 49-year-old Shagg gy: “My son doesn’t think I’m that cool. You’ve e got to do it for the love of music and not for the likes.” politics is also clear, The singers’ passion for p with Sting opening his hearrt because “the politics of this country is geetting to me”. He says: “I think the voters for Brexit are as dispirited as the ones wh ho wanted to stay and I just want to be in the warm sea and forget about it.” Shaggy, who splits his tiime between New York and Jamaica, addss: “When you look at America, there is a lot of things threatening democracy. I served s in the US Marines so I think that has earned me the right to say what I w want. I don’t think our music will chang ge the world, but it will change your mood d.” But despite hitting it off, the partnership p is not a long-term thing. “No o, this was great fun to make but we did it beccause we wanted to surprise people,” Sting tells us. “We’vee done that so it wouldn’t bee a surprise nextt time. But the tour is going to be great fun.” “I get professional nerves a bit,” adds Shaggy. “But once you are on it’s heaven, you just glide. It’s like you are in your own living room. “I just wonder what you are doing in my H living room,” says Sting, laug ghing. INTERVIEW: DANIEL LLE LAWLER

44/876 is out now. For video footage of our exclusive interview, visit

FILM AVENGERS: IN NFINITY WAR Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr Strange, Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man, Mark R Ruffalo as the Hulk and Benedict Wong as Mystic Arts A master Wong (all above) join an all-star cast of Marvel superheroes including Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth’’s Thor in their latest explosive all-action race to save the world. In UK cinemas from 26 April.


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SIENNA’SS EVENING SIENNA IN THE FAST LANE Men in black: Actor Fisher Stevens and Prince Albert of Monaco with Sienna Miller

Guest of honour Sienna Miller electrified in a Valentino gown at last week’s ABB Formula E gala dinner in Rome, where she rubbed shoulders with Prince Albert of Monaco and Sarah, Duchess of York. Also at the soiree ahead of the race around the streets of Rome – one of 14 in the Formula E series for all-electric cars – were Tess Daly and husband Vernon Kay, who presents Channel 5’s live coverage, and Tamara Beckwith with husband Giorgio Veroni, who works for ABB Formula E.

Working the clutch: W Formula E driver F Nelson Piquet Jr and N Tamara Beckwith T

Millie Mackintosh and fiancé Hugo Taylor


Tamara Ecclestone

78 with husband and Maddox Gallery creative director Jay Rutland

VIPs attending a private preview of a new solo show by street artist Mr Brainwash took the exhibition’s name – Keep Smiling – to heart as they beamed their way through the exclusive party, held at Maddox Gallery in London’s Westbourne Grove. Tamara Ecclestone, Millie Mackintosh and Lisa Snowdon were on hand to toast the Los Angeles-based artist – who appeared in Oscar-nominated Banksy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop – with Ciroc vodka cocktails.

TV presenter Lisa Snowdon

Natural beauty: Arizona Muse and Doina Ciobanu

Shoulder to shoulder: Ellie Goulding and Stella McCartney


Royal approval: Lady Amelia Windsor ndsor

Ella Edmondson and mum Jennifer Saunders

Lady Amelia Windsor, Ellie Goulding and Jennifer Saunders were among the well-dressed stars who gathered at the V&A for the launch party of its new exhibition Fashioned from Nature, which explores how nature’s power and beauty have inspired fashion trends – and fashion’s impact on the environment. After checking out the show, guests – including Stella McCartney, who had designs on display – headed to the John Madejski Garden, where DJ Siobhan Bell span some tunes.


F il night Family i ht out: Rosie Smith and mother Lorraine Kelly

Tall story: David Walliams with his mum Kathleen

Sarah, Duchess of York and Jonathan Shalit

A CRACKING EVENT FOR CHICKENSHED Lorraine Kelly and her Singapore-based daughter Rosie made a rare appearance together at An Evening with Chickenshed at London’s ITV Studios. Other famous faces enjoying champagne, canapés and a performance by inclusive theatre company Chickenshed were Sarah, Duchess of York, Michelle Collins and David Walliams – who, along with Professor Jonathan Shalit OBE, hosted the event to support the charity that has been changing young lives through theatre for more than 40 years.

79 Actress Michelle Collins


is seen as the most glamorous of the world’s music Iyeartfestivals. But even Coachella managed to surpass itself this when it came to attracting the beautiful people to


Southern California. Supermodel sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid and Victoria’s Secret stars including Alessandra Ambrosio and Stella Maxwell joined Kendall Jenner and sister Kylie (the new mum attending without two-month-old daughter Stormi) and pop star Rihanna at the famously offbeat festival in the desert town of Indio. Alec Baldwin’s model daughter Hailey, wearing a lace bustier top and jeans, basked in the sunshine, as did Kate Moss’s 20-year-old half-sister Lottie, looking casual

Hippy chic: Victoria’s Secret models Ludi Delfino, Izabel 80 Goulart, Alessandra Ambrosio and Talita Correa band together to strike a fun pose

Kendall Jenner (above left) and Hailey Baldwin (above centre) are models of funky fashion at the annual desert jamboree. Headliner Beyoncé (above right) joined in the bohemian vibe with a vibrant stage wardrobe by Balmain’s Oliver Rousteing that was as stunning as her show-stopping performance. The two-hour set included a reunion with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams (inset top left)

Dye-hard fan: Pixie Lott enjoys fun in the US sun, while Brooklyn Beckham stays in shades to keep his cool (below)


in a yellow dress, and Pixie Lott, who had dyed her hair pink. Paris Hilton embraced hippy chic in a sheer lace maxi dress and loral headband. The X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger also got on board with the unoficial dress code in denim hot pants, vibrant crop top, embroidered thigh-high boots and plaited hair. avid and Victoria k h a m ’s e l d e s t s o n oklyn seemed to be oying his newly single t u s a s t h e 1 9 - y e a rpartied with friends. tor and model Patrick hwarzenegger – son movie star Arnold – ended with his model ve Abby Champion, ile singer Rita Ora ayed DJ. Rita wrote on stagram that she as “so happy to have elebrated pride and ositivity” at the festival. Headline act Beyoncé rought down the house ith an incredible show – which she was due to repeat last weekend. One critic called it a

“triumphant homecoming”. The 36-year-old US star had been booked as last year’s headliner, but had to pull out when she learnt she was pregnant with twins Sir and Rumi, who duly arrived in June. DESTINY RIDES AGAIN There was wild applause from the audience when she reunited on stage with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. It was the first time they had been photographed together for three years. She was also joined by her rapper husband Jay Z and sister Solange. “Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline,” she said. Stars around the globe went wild for her performance, with superfan Adele posting videos of herself dancing enthusiastically to the show as she watched it on TV. Rapper Iggy Azalea was just as blown away. “I don’t think I’ll ever see a better show then the one I just watched Beyoncé perform tonight,” she tweeted. “I am shaken to H my bones.” REPORT: LAURA BENJAMIN


Dog day afternoons: Paris Hilton walks in white (above left) at the end of the festival’s first three-day weekend – which is repeated a week later with the same acts. Model Lottie Moss stands out in a bright orange minidress as the sun goes down (above right) in the US desert

All hands and decks: Rita Ora plays DJ for festival-goers. VIP guests include (left) Patrick Schwarzenegger and his model girlfriend Abby Champion

Singer Nicole Scherzinger is the height of hippy fashion. Model sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid are on the same style page in jeans and bra tops (above left)


WIN A £1,500 SHOPPING SPREE ON CHILDREN’S CLOTHES Thanks to Childrensalon, you could win a luxury wardrobe for your child

Every parent knows that quality children’s clothes are quite a inancial investment – especially as little ones swiftly become bigger ones. But enter this week’s amazing prize draw and your worries could be over – for this year at least. hello! and Childrensalon are joining forces to give one lucky reader £1,500 to spend on the luxury children’s clothing retailer’s huge range of beautiful outits. A long-established British heritage brand, Childrensalon is the world’s leading online retailer of designer childrenswear. Renowned for dressing children beautifully, the company offers more than 280 of the most desirable brands – including Burberry, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy Kids, Fendi and many others. So, what to spend our amazing prize on? Well, spring has sprung and pastels are the perfect palette for the season, from shorts and suits for boys in soft, sorbet shades to candy-coloured dresses for girls. For girls who like making a bolder statement, collections from Little Eleven Paris to Dolce & Gabbana and Molo to Nik&Nik have items to suit their personality. Denim is the ultimate wardrobe staple for children who enjoy a bit more rough and tumble. Choose embellishments, prints and ine detailing for a contemporary update on the classic blue. Meanwhile, little skater kids can ind fun skateboard prints and slogans and a wide range of T-shirts, shorts and lip-lops from designers such as Stella McCartney Kids and Little Marc Jacobs. There’s something for all the youngest members of your family, so don’t miss your chance to win our £1,500 voucher and make them the most stylish children around.

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FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN, VISIT HELLOMAGAZINE.COM/PROMOTIONS Terms and conditions: Entries close on Sunday 6 May at 23.59pm. There will be one winner of the competition and they will win a £1,500 voucher to spend at Please note that the prize has been pre-agreed and is non-negotiable. The prize is as stated and is non-transferable and cannot be changed for cash or credit. For full terms and conditions, visit


Exact match


T THE LOOK! Millie Macckintosh hit a blue note as she visited Polo Ralph Lauren’s Regent Street


store last week. The former Made in Chelsea star, who will marry fiancé Hugo Taylor this summer, took to Instagram to praise her Ralph Lauren co-ords as the “ultimate summer suit”. She teamed the blue two-piece with a Polo Ralph Lauren Lennox bag and canvas trainers to achieve a minimum-effort look with maximum impact. Suits you: Millie Mackintosh steps out in Ralph Lauren

1. Rib vest, £5, Next; visit 2. 9ct gold diamond solitaire pendant, £599, Ernest Jones; visit 3. Classic herringbone blazer, £65, M&S; visit 4. Serge belted cropped wide-leg pants, £430, Tibi, from 5. Lennox bag, £349, Polo Ralph Lauren; visit 6. Canvas trainers, £59, Converse, from 7. Bonne earrings, £269, Sophie Harley; visit

Lifestyle: S H O P P I N G • B E A U T Y • W E L L B E I N G • R E C I P E S • T R AV E L


Michelle Keegan for Very striped exaggerated sleeve dress, ÂŁ90; V by Very heels, ÂŁ32


SUMMER LOVE As she launches her latest fashion collection, actress Michelle Keegan talks style, fitness and chilled holidays in the sun


Michelle Keegan for Very printed peplum dress, £100; V by Very earrings, £12; V by Very heels, £32

What’s the most treasured item in your wardrobe? “Ooh, that’s a good one. Probably my Chanel bag because I bought it myself. It is probably one of the most expensive things I’ve ever bought. I bought it after I had inished on Corrie and I thought: ‘I’m going to treat myself.’” What would be your must-have fashion item for the summer? “A staple top. If you look at the collection, there is a white off-the-shoulder peplum top; a crisp top like that looks amazing with a pair of blue jeans. You can wear it in the day with a pair of sandals or at night with strappy shoes.” What’s the best fashion advice that you have been given? “Dress for you. Take little bits and bobs from the fashion trends and turn them into something you want to wear and you feel comfortable wearing. If you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, it shows and it looks amazing no matter what.” Do you have any beauty secrets or products you swear by? “I’ve seen a massive improvement in my skin since I’ve been using Rodial. Their moisturisers and illuminating serums – I love them. I’m also obsessed with Laura Mercier body souflés. They smell beautiful. Make-up-wise, I love Beneit’s Hoola bronzer and They’re Real mascara. If I have a tan, I tend not to wear thick bases so I use tinted moisturisers. In the winter, I use Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation for more cover. It’s so good.”

Michelle Keegan for Very lace dress, £70; V by Very earrings, £10

Any fashion or beauty regrets? “I’d say in the 1990s, the over-plucked eyebrows. It was the thinner, the better, and mine didn’t grow back. So I’ve had to have them microbladed but they’re not as good as natural eyebrows. I would say now to young girls: ‘Do not pluck your eyebrows. You’ll regret it.’” How do you stay in shape? “Well luckily, at the minute, I have some time off so I can go to the gym, which has been really good physically and mentally. I’ve been doing classes and I’ve started yoga and I really enjoy it. I like to change it up – I like doing yoga with people, I like doing classes with people, but sometimes I like to put my earphones in and do a 40-minute weights session.” Who do you think is itter: you or Mark? “Who can run the longest? Mark. Mark’s itter than me. I think because he’s played football nearly all his life, he’s really good at running. He can stay on the treadmill for a long, long time, whereas I’m more like walking and then I need to get off.”

Stockport-born actress Michelle Keegan


and her husband Mark Wright are a notably stylish celebrity couple. However, the 30-year-old former Coronation Street star, who is soon to be seen in the next series of BBC hit army drama Our Girl, isn’t just a fashionista; she’s also a designer for Very. Here Michelle showcases her new spring/summer collection for the brand and gives us an exclusive insight into her summer wardrobe must-haves, beauty secrets and what makes her happy. Michelle, congratulations on your new line… “Thank you. I love that it is so summery and so girlie and that there is a lot of print. I don’t normally do a print because I usually wear block colours, but in this collection there is a really light, loral print and a lot of rufles and frills.” Do you have a favourite piece from the collection? “If I had to pick, it would be the peplum polka-dot dress (top). It would look amazing at a wedding or a christening or the races. Or the pinstripe bodycon dress (left) with the sleeves – they add a bit of edge.” How would you describe your fashion sense and who are your fashion heroes? “I would say my style is quite classic, quite simple and feminine. As for fashion heroes, I love Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She looks amazing. I follow her on Instagram and I look at her stories daily and I love her outit choices. She looks so cool.”

How do you relax? “If I’ve had a really busy day, I like to have a bath, put on clean pyjamas, go downstairs and make my tea. Cooking helps me relax. I know I’m probably really late to the party, but I’ve just inished watching Black Mirror and I loved it. It’s absolutely amazing.” What are your plans for summer? “Nothing yet, which is actually really exciting. I know Mark’s coming home in May for work, which is nice. Then we’ve got Mark’s brother Josh’s wedding coming up in June in Majorca. I really like it there; I love the tapas, the culture in Palma and I love a relaxing beachy holiday. That’s it, really. There are no more plans.” Talking of weddings, what is your fashion advice for guests attending some summer nuptials? “Well, what I would wear is the polka-dot dress from my collection because I’m obsessed with it. The only thing I would say not to do is wear white… you don’t want to upstage the bride.” Who or what inspires you? “Everyone, really: my mum, my friends – people I’m constantly around.” What makes you happy? “Being at home, surrounded by family and friends and Mark and my dogs. Doing normal things like getting a Chinese takeaway on a Saturday night.”

Do you have a favourite designer? “I like Sandro because it’s so clean and the tops look amazing with jeans.”

What’s at the top of your wish list in life? “That’s a good question. I want to go on a girls’ holiday again, like we did when we were young. I think that would be really fun. Somewhere nice and sunny. I’d love to do a ilm; that’s any actor’s dream, really.

Who would you most like to see wearing your clothes? “Kendall Jenner. That’s aiming very high, but it would be very, very cool.”

Michelle Keegan’s S/S collection with Very is available now. Prices range from £28 to £150. Visit


Deborah Monogram plaited basket, £210, Rae Feather; visit


Floral dress, £235, Joseph Ribkoff, tel: 01392-876390 for stockists

Wild Berry heels, £235, Lucy Choi; visit

Jo Join HELLO! and Boux Avenue for a shopping event on Thursday 3 May and receive a complimentary bra fitting, plus a goody bag worth £50 for every guest. New season favourites include the printed balconette bra, £34, and thong, £14 (above); visit




Gwena shirt, £109, Ted Baker; visit

This week we’re picking out pretty floral prints and botanical bling, plus we’re upgrading our beauty shelf with must-haves for the summer


Beauty goals Five hot products for looking your sunny best



MADE TO LAST The ultimate chipresistant polish with staying power. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Just Maui’d, £9.99, from Boots


NATURAL FLUSH A light dusting of this powder blush blends seamlessly to create a natural-looking finish. bareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush in Strike a Pose, £22; visit


A FULLER POUT In an array of beautiful shades, this moisturising and hydrating gloss is luscious. Max Factor Elixir Lip Cushion Gloss in Baby Star Coral, £8.99, from Boots

SUMMER GLOW This lightweight gel delivers a natural, sun-kissed look. Guerlain Terracotta Rêve d’Eté tinted skincare jelly, £34, from Debenhams


RADIANCE BOOST A blend of rose extracts that will refresh and hydrate skin with a quick spritz. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Deluxe Edition, £45; available from 1 May. Register at

Monsoon’s spring/ summer collection mixes floral prints and flowing fabrics for a fresh newseason look. Visit

Accessory spy ‘Accessories this season are bursting into bloom – these enchanting pieces will add a touch of glamour to any look’ GILA POLAK LLO! HELLO

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Welsh Poppy diamond and ruby ring, £460, Clogau; visit

Wildflower Meadow earrings, £100, Pandora; visit net

WIN! One lucky reader will win this gorgeous Flora print dress, worth £69. To enter, visit hellomagazine. com/helloloves

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Flora stud earrings, £89, Carat* London; visit

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True Love earrings, from £79, Astra; visit



HOT TOPIC Blogger Emily Johnston and designer Tabitha Webb are fashion-loving friends who don’t always see eye to eye. However, both are preparing to put their best foot forward in spring’s shiny new shoes US-born, London-based blogger Emily Johnston’s newly pedicured feet will be rocking something colourful, strappy and sky-high

British designer Tabitha Webb is determined to put a spring in her step, but where to begin? Pumps, cowboy boots, mules… The choice is endless

Yesterday, I exposed the toes. They’ve been in hiding since October, safely stored in knee-high boots, Converse sneakers and Gucci slippers. Even at night they were wrapped up in socks to keep warm. So what I found was horrifying. First of all, I’d left dark polish on for a month and my toenails are now sporting a rather horrific yellow tint. What on earth do you do with that? Well, I’m going to check myself in to a Margaret Dabbs London footcare clinic first and foremost and I’m thinking a full medical pedicure is in order. The reason for all this? Have you seen this season’s shoes? We all know summer is the season of sandals. It’s toes on show and putting your best pedicured foot forward at all times. I’m dreaming of long hot nights in Alexandre Birman brightly coloured sandals with loose summer dresses. I’m picturing weekends in the Hamptons in Gucci slides and white jeans. And I’m longing for cab-tokerb-only outings in sky-high Louboutins. The summer shoe can take the blandest outfit and make it spectacular. Don’t believe me? Go rewatch Sex and the City. There is a reason Carrie invested in her shoe closet. But never fear if your budget isn’t at the Bradshaw level. The high street is delivering some top styles for those looking to heat up their shoe wardrobes. Look to Topshop, Zara, Mango, Marks & Olivia Spencer and Kurt Geiger for o Palermo some stellar footwear options steps up e that won’t leave you bankrupt, monochrome e wititth but will certainly make you look Casadei fringe like you went all out for the sandalss season ahead. Come summer, even a white tee and jeans deserve a little sparkle with some fiery sandals. Go bold or go home, that’s my summer MO.

When I was 23, my boyfriend tried to make me go to an event I really didn’t want to go to. At about the same time, I found a pair of white LK Bennett stilettos I couldn’t live without. So I cut a deal with him – if he bought me the shoes, I would go with him. I didn’t think for a moment he would do it, but he did. I loved the shoes: they were fresh and clean and complemented nearly every spring outfit I owned. But I never wore them without feeling a tinge of guilt, especially after I dumped him a few months later. Cut to 2018 and here we are staring the white-shoe trend in the face again. While I don’t think it’s something I can ever revisit – that could be my moral compass kicking in – there are so many other trends, you can take your pick. I’d advise steering clear of the terrifying futuristic trainers you can probably only wear if you look like a Victoria’s Secret model. Instead, I’d move towards mules, kitten heels and the cowboy boot – you know me and my love of all things Western. A cowboy boot is perfect for both a rainy day and a festival in your favourite summer dress. To kill two trends in one, grab a pair of Ganni’s white Alexa Callie boots. ung rocks As far as mules go, I want to c wboy boots love Gucci’s Princetown, but I th a dress can’t. I went as far as ordering a pair to try, but I had flashbacks to the 1980s. So I bought Kurt Geiger’s lobsterinspired Otter mules instead, which I love. For me, though, there is no greater shoe for spring than a leopard-print pump. I’ve been looking for some for years so thank you, Hush, for answering my prayers with the delicious Tetbury pump – my must-have for this week.

Emily’s lust-have

Tabitha’s must-have

Alexandre Birman Clarita Cl it sandals, d l £460, from “I dream of endless summer nights in these shoes”


Tetbury pumps, £170, Hush; visit

“Working yacht chic this week in a Zara jacket and skirt from JD Williams”

“Spring is here! I am going to run through the daffodils and suck up every ounce of vitamin D :)”

“The perfect piece of furry footwear”


Emily v Tabitha



Golden hour Pure white mixed with accents of rose gold make these watches up-to-the-minute accessories

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Work the room Bring some colour into your home with a striking wallpaper. From pretty florals and simple stripes to contemporary geometrics, tropical patterns and animal motifs, the choice is endless

After years of interior neutrals, pattern is king. Wallpaper is the big comeback story and new digital printing and finishing techniques means we are spoilt for choice. Besides paper, there are now bamboo, silk, raffia and other natural grasscloths available. All will add depth and texture to a wall rather than painting it one colour.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT COVERING 1. Consider the mood you want to create. A simple, softly coloured pattern produces a calm vibe. A busier design is best in areas where you spend less time. 2. Bold, striking designs work well in a hall, where they make an unforgettable irst impression. 3. Larger, more dramatic prints are good for spacious rooms, but can also make a smaller room feel more intimate. Try in a cloakroom. 4. Colours and patterns can low and complement each other from room to room. Choose from the same wallpaper collections; they are designed to work together. 5. If you have a wall covered in pictures, a grasscloth paper will add subtle interest. A simple stripe or a geometric pattern also looks elegant. 6. For a child’s room, consider a colourful animal motif rather than obvious pastel colours. 7. A soft design is best for a bedroom so it doesn’t overstimulate the eye. 8. Stripes, simple lorals and small repeats are timeless; large-scale designs date more quickly. 9. Choose vertical trailing patterns and stripes for low-ceilinged rooms to give the illusion of height. 10. Most wallpaper websites show the designs in situ so you can visualise the pattern on a larger scale. And order as large a size of sample as possible.


OFF-THE-WALL IDEAS Wallpaper makes a fabulous impact, and not only when covering an entire room. A little imagination can create visual drama… X On the ceiling Pattern overhead helps create a uniied look as well as a feeling of intimacy or expansiveness, depending on the motif you choose. X To relect light In the same way you would use a mirror to bounce light around a room, choose a high-shine wall

Make an impact with the floral drama of Paint & Paper Library‘s Aloe Walk, Vanessa Arbuthnott’s Up The Garden Path (top right) or Sandberg Wallpaper’s Magnus stripes (right)

covering for darker spaces. X To deine an area

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Rochelle Humes had her curls on point at Coachella. She spoke exclusively to HELLO! about learning to love her natural beauty, festival styling and pampering herself after running the London Marathon



you try a little harder. When I’m having a bad hair When Rochelle Humes’s four-year-old daughter day or don’t have the energy to style my hair I put a Alaia-Mai said she didn’t like her curly hair because: “Elsa treatment in it and then style it into a slick bun.” and Rapunzel have long straight hair,” it was a wake-up call for the 29-year-old. “It dawned on me that maybe this Which products are you using on your hair now? issue started closer to home; all she has ever known is “As well as Cantu Moisturising Curl Activator Cream, which her mummy styling her hair straight,” says Rochelle, also I’m using to scrunch-dry my hair with a diffuser, I want my mum to Valentina, 13 months. curls to hold and last all day so I’m also using ghd’s Curl Having discovered hair straightening when she was in Hold Spray [£12.95; visit].” her late teens, Rochelle had been slavishly ironing out her curls for a decade and throughout her time in girl group What are your most memorable festival moments? The Saturdays. But since November, she has ditched the “As performers, the girls and I opened the main stage at heat, rediscovered her hair’s natural texture and shared her V Festival, which we loved. I watched Beyoncé at journey on Instagram using the hashtag #curlslikeus, the Glastonbury [in 2011] – it was raining but she was well worth success of which – with thousands of posts from others it. Coachella has always been on my bucketlist and with celebrating their curls – she describes as “overwhelming”. Beyoncé being on this year, I had to go. The TV and radio host has had to cut She didn’t disappoint. We heard a rumour away a lot of length because it’s too ‘When I have a bad hair that Destiny’s Child were coming out on damaged, and she says her hair is still a stage and when they did, it was such an “work in progress”. But on the plus side, day or don’t have the incredible moment, I’ll never forget it. she spends a lot less time getting ready in “It’s also amazing just being outside, in the the morning. “Having curly hair has energy to style my hair, I sunshine, listening to music with friends. completely changed how I style my hair. I put a treatment in it and I love that all-day vibe. I prefer it so much haven’t had to blow-dry it this year and more to going to a nightclub. Plus Coachella that’s what took up so much time.” And style it into a slick bun’ is really clean; there’s no rubbish on the when she spoke to hello! at the ground. The weekend didn’t make me want Coachella music festival, Rochelle’s lowto pick up the mic again, though. I enjoyed singing and maintenance curls were proving a hit in the Californian sun. dancing with my friends in the crowd.” “It doesn’t matter if I get stuck in the rain or if it’s humid,” she says. “I’m just working with the frizz.” Which celebrities do you think really nail festival style? Here, Rochelle tells us about her new beauty rituals “The Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio. and her memorable festival moments. She looks amazing… I mean, generally she looks amazing. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley always looks great at festivals. Rochelle, will you do a bit of a detox when you Kendall Jenner is stunning. For me, sunglasses are a get back from Coachella? festival essential and I bought some Chloé ones at the “No, because I’m running the London Marathon. [Rochelle airport on the way to Coachella.” ran on Sunday for the Teenage Cancer Trust.] It feels like I’m cutting it all a bit fine but that’s the story of my life. After the Would you consider taking your children to a festival? marathon I’ll go to a spa. Marvin [her husband] and the kids “Yeah, I thought about taking them to House Festival bought me a voucher for Mother’s Day that I haven’t used yet.” [in North London]. Why not? Especially my eldest, she would absolutely love it.” Can you describe your current beauty regime? “Do you know what? I feel like I’m taking better care of Are you a camper or glamper? my skin now than before I had children. Which is bananas “No, I won’t rough it! Definitely not, that’s not for me. I really because I have less time. But when they go to bed I try to enjoy the day but I would always rather go home if I can.” pamper myself. I think it’s because you feel so tired that

“This was similar to my usual hair look but with some added braids and accessories on the side to add a festival vibe�

“This was a super fun look – it was my fave of the Coachella weekend! I like wearing my hair sleek to my head so that it’s simple at the front and then the big textured pony was such a statement at the back – perfect for Beyoncé night!”

GET THE LOOK: POWER PONY Hair stylist Patrick Wilson flew to Coachella with Rochelle. This is his step-by-step tutorial… X Spritz hair with water until it is 100% wet. Create a deep side-parting and apply a smoothing serum (right) to control frizz. X Use a round bristle brush to pull hair back into a low ponytail and secure at the nape of the neck with hat elastic. X For a fuller ponytail, add some extensions if necessary and prep the ponytail with curl hold spray. X Create a tight curl by wrapping small sections of hair around the ghd Curve Creative Curl Wand (above), £120 (visit Backcomb to add extreme volume and texture, then fix with hair spray. To watch us recreate Rochelle’s Coachella styles, visit

As well as a smoothing serum, Patrick used hat elastic to secure Rochelle’s ponytail. Round black elastic hat cord (2.5mm wide), £1.52 for 5m; visit

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takes time and money to achieve? Well, now you can achieve a salon-perfect look in the comfort of your own home, every time you style your hair, for much less than you might expect. The new Syoss haircare range, exclusively at Tesco, has been developed and tested by hairdressers. It offers the kind of haircare technology usually only found in professional hair salons, but at a remarkably affordable price. Undo years of styling sins with Syoss’s new SalonPlex

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James Read Coconut Water Tan Mist, £25; visit This addition to James Read’s cult range is a tropically-scented water mist that softens and hydrates skin to leave it looking healthy and golden

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A NEW APROACH As a mother with two children on the autism spectrum, Christine McGuinness (left) didn’t hesitate to lend her support to Autism Together’s Future 50 appeal. Along with her husband, TV presenter Paddy McGuinness, Christine has spoken openly about their twins’ diagnosis: “When you learn that autism is in your life, as I have recently, you realise it is up to you to help shape the future for the people you love.” The charity is hoping to raise £2.5m to build a world-class autism assessment and diagnostic centre in Merseyside, where biometric technology will be used to improve care for people on the spectrum. Patients at the centre, who may be non-verbal or unable to communicate how they feel, will wear lightweight biometric wristbands (below) that measure minute physiological changes such as surface skin temperature, heart rate and sweating. Using carers will be Us g this t s information, o at able to identify periiods of high anxiety – aand what triggers them – and avert ntial crises. poten



CRUNCH TIME It seems we’re falling out of love with the humble potato crisp. According to figures, sales of the salty snack have stagnated in the last year as UK consumers seek healthier alternatives. We love the chickpea taste of these Hummus Chips, plus they contain no artificial flavourings or preservatives and are gluten- and lactose-free. Eat Real Chilli & Lemon Hummus Chips, 85p, from Holland & Barrett.


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COMFORT ZONE It’s estimated that over 50% of British people have the herpes simplex type 1 virus (HSV-1), the variant that causes cold sores. Some may never notice any symptoms as the virus remains dormant, while others experience recurring cold sores. But did you know that exposure to the sun can cause these sores to flare up? UV radiation damages skin and, according to several studies, slows down the body’s immune responses. The virus is also more likely to be activated if lips are dry and chapped. Base Lip Solve can help. It contains SPF30 and softening shea butter, plus anti-inflammatory liquorice root; this attacks the virus when it’s in a dormant state, reducing the frequency and severity of outbreaks. Base Lip Solve, in tube or bullet, £7.50, from



Shooting stars Hailed by leading chefs as the best in the world, British asparagus is in season from 23 April for eight glorious weeks. These tender shoots have a unique flavour and are delicious served simply or used in any number of recipes

QUINOA TABBOULEH WITH ASPARAGUS, HALLOUMI AND KALE This warm salad has an added protein boost from the quinoa while the asparagus and kale keep things fresh. The asparagus are cooked only briefly to make sure they retain their bite. Serves 4 Preparation time 10-15 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes


INGREDIENTS For the tabbouleh • 200g/7oz quinoa • 350ml/12fl oz hot vegetable stock • 2 bunches British asparagus, woody ends trimmed, sliced into largish pieces • 200g/7oz kale, washed and torn into bite-size pieces • ½ bunch spring onions, trimmed

and finely sliced • 1 large bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped • Handful of radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced • 1 x 200g pack pomegranate seeds For the dressing • Juice of 1 lemon • 1 tbsp runny honey • 1 clove garlic, crushed • 1 tsp Dijon mustard • 6 tbsp olive oil • Salt and freshly ground black pepper To serve (optional) • 2 x 250g packs halloumi, cut into 1cm/½in-thick slices • 1 tbsp olive oil 1. Add the quinoa to a small pan and pour over the hot stock. Bring

up to the boil, reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and cook for 15 minutes or until the grains are tender and the stock absorbed. 2. Meanwhile, make the dressing by whisking together the lemon juice, honey, garlic and Dijon mustard in a large bowl. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking until you have a thick, creamy dressing, then season with salt and black pepper. 3. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and tip in the asparagus. Simmer for 2 minutes, until just tender but still with plenty of bite. Remove with a slotted spoon to a colander and drain. Tip onto a plate and leave to cool. 4. Add the kale to the boiling water and cook for another 2 minutes

then drain and rinse under cold running water to cool quickly. Drain well, ideally spinning dry in a salad spinner. Add the kale, spring onions, parsley, radishes and asparagus to the bowl of dressing and toss together lightly to mix. 5. Once the quinoa is cooked, fork through the grains to separate then tip into the salad, lightly mixing through. Spoon onto a serving plate and scatter over the pomegranate seeds before serving. 6. If you are serving with halloumi, heat a griddle pan until really hot. Brush the halloumi slices with a little oil and cook on both sides until lightly charred and crisp. Cook in batches depending on how big your pan is. Arrange on the salad.


Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 10 minutes INGREDIENTS • 125g/4½oz cooked beetroot (½ a pack) • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt • 2 tbsp crème fraîche • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and roughly chopped • 2 bunches British asparagus, woody ends trimmed • 2 tbsp olive oil • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 100g/4oz feta cheese, crumbled • A handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped, to serve

1. Set a griddle pan over a high heat to get really hot – this will take a good 5 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Put the beetroot, Greek yoghurt, crème fraîche and garlic in a deep jug and pulse to a smooth sauce with a stick blender. Season to taste with a little salt and a good grinding of black pepper. Set aside. 3. Tip the asparagus into a mixing bowl and drizzle over the olive oil, seasoning with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spread out on the preheated hot griddle pan and cook for about 5-6 minutes, turning regularly until lightly charred and just tender. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your griddle pan. 4. Arrange the asparagus on a serving plate and drizzle with the dressing. Top with the feta and chopped mint.

ROAST ASPARAGUS WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA AND THYME BUTTER Simply roast the asparagus then dollop on a really tasty butter. This can be whipped up in moments and is a brilliant dish for sharing. Serves 4 Preparation time 5 minutes Cooking time 7-8 minutes INGREDIENTS • 100g/4oz butter, at room temperature • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves • 1 tsp smoked paprika • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 2 bunches British asparagus, woody ends trimmed • Olive oil, for drizzling

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C,

350°F, Gas 4. 2. Add the butter to a bowl and use

a fork to mash it until smooth. Stir through the thyme leaves and paprika, then season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. 3. Spread out the trimmed asparagus in a roasting tin, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and a good grinding of black pepper. Transfer to the preheated oven and roast for about 7-8 minutes until just tender. 4. Remove the roasting tin from the oven and heap the asparagus onto a warm serving dish. Top with the spiced butter, which will melt over the cooked asparagus. W

Bright pink beetroot dressing and fresh green asparagus not only look beautiful together but also taste amazing with creamy feta and zingy mint.


BRUNCH MUFFINS WITH ASPARAGUS, EGG AND BACON One British asparagus grower’s favourite way of eating his crop is in a bacon sandwich. Here we’ve taken inspiration from that and added a poached egg, because runny yolk and asparagus were made to go together. Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 15-20 minutes INGREDIENTS • 2 tbsp olive oil • 12 rashers smoked streaky bacon • 4 English muffins, split in half • 25g/1oz butter (optional) • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 4 large eggs • 200g/7oz British asparagus, woody ends trimmed 1. Preheat the oven to 130°C,

250°F, Gas ½. 2. Add half the olive oil to a frying

pan and fry the bacon rashers until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen towel and leave to drain. 3. Toast the muffins on both sides, spreading with a little butter if you like. Transfer the muffins and the bacon to the oven to keep warm.

4. Fill a deep frying pan with boiling

water from the kettle and add a pinch of salt, setting over a high heat to return to the boil. Reduce the heat to a minimum so you just see a few gentle bubbles forming. Crack an egg into a small bowl/ramekin and slide gently into the water, lowering the bowl as close to the water surface as possible so the egg doesn’t spread out. Repeat with the other eggs and leave to poach until cooked to your liking – about 3-7 minutes. 5. Meanwhile, bring a separate pan of water to the boil, add the asparagus tips and cook for 2-3 minutes until just tender. Drain well, drizzle over the remaining olive oil and season with a little salt and a good grinding of black pepper. Keep warm with the muffins and bacon if the eggs are not quite ready. 6. Use a slotted spoon to lift the eggs from the water to a plate lined with kitchen towel and leave to drain for a few seconds. 7. To serve, add 3 rashers of bacon to each muffin base. Divide the asparagus between each muffin, add a poached egg and top with the other half of the muffin.

ONE-PAN SAUSAGE ROAST WITH ASPARAGUS AND NEW POTATOES Cooked in one pot, this pairs seasonal British asparagus and new potatoes with sausages and juicy vine tomatoes. Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 40 minutes INGREDIENTS • 1kg/2¼lb small new potatoes • 4 tbsp olive oil • 1 tsp dried oregano • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 8 thick pork sausages • 400g/14oz cherry vine tomatoes • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped • 2 bunches British asparagus, woody ends trimmed, cut in half 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, CO-ORDINATED BY SARAH HAMILTON-WALKER

350°F, Gas 4. 2. Using a sharp knife, make a series

of thin slices (about the thickness of a one pound coin) across each new potato, cutting down about three-

quarters of the way through so the potatoes stay intact at the base. Put in a large roasting tin or ovenproof casserole. Drizzle over the olive oil, sprinkle on the oregano and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly then transfer to the oven and roast for 10 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, cut each sausage into 4 equal pieces, peeling away and discarding the skins as you go. Remove the potatoes from the oven, scatter around the sausage pieces, then return to the oven and cook for another 15 minutes. 4. Remove the roasting tin from the oven, scatter over the tomatoes and the garlic and toss to coat, turning the potatoes so they are all cut-side up. Put back in the oven and roast for another 10 minutes. Finally, add the asparagus to the tin, tossing to coat, and roast for 5 more minutes. Remove the roasting tin from the oven and serve straight away.

Top tips Few vegetables excite British food fans more than asparagus. A true labour of love by the growers, each spear is harvested by hand when it reaches just the right height. Asparagus spears are a rich source of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system, and vitamin K, essential for healthy blood clotting. They can improve digestion by promoting healthy bacteria in the large intestine and can help reduce bloating. For more information and recipe inspiration, visit



This histtoric former fishing village on Turkey’s Aegean coast boasts beautiful beaches and draws a seriously chic crowd


IINDULGE Spa Caresse, with its traditional Turkish hammam, sleek indoor pool and open-air hot tub, offers indulgence in spades and has a lengthy list of ESPA treatments to ease both body and mind. For silkysmooth, beach-ready limbs, the Salt & Oil scrub is fantastic and there’s an army of talented in-house personal trainers for those keen to be a little more active and up their fitness.


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W golden shores and crystalWith clear shallows (Aquarium Bay is a must for keen snorkellers), there are buckets of beachy and watery pursuits to enjoy in Bodrum as well as cultural sights in abundance – from the 15thcentury Castle of St Peter that dominates the harbour (above) to the ancient Pedasa ruins and the Graeco-Roman amphitheatre.

Snag a table at Orfoz, a remarkable little seafood spot with twinkly harbour vistas – tuck into freshfrom-the-sea clams with lemon or work your way through the impressive tasting menu. Pleasingly buzzy with a great all-day menu, Zazu is a go-to for late lunches and a glass or two of white, and La Plage, the boho-cool restaurant at Caresse (above), serves a tempting mix of south Aegean and Mediterranean dishes.

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Elegantly luxurious, Caresse Resort & Spa fits perfectly into its sundrenched Aegean Riviera surrounds. The bedrooms (above), furnished in butterscotch and ivory tones, are filled with light; and the balconies are the ideal spot from which to witness Turkey’s famous moonrise. Relax in a plush, canopied cabana at the infinity pool or head to the hotel’s private beach, which boasts white sand and calm blue waters that are perfect for a gentle paddle. After a day of sun worship, enjoy a cocktail in the Glass lounge bar before settling in at one of the two first-rate restaurants for dinner.




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Hello magazine uk 30 april 2018  
Hello magazine uk 30 april 2018