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Duchess Kate swaps dresses for army kit

<p dir="ltr">Kate Middleton has shared incredible images of herself in an army uniform in honour of Armed Forces Day in the UK.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Duchess of Cambridge along with her husband Prince William were paying tribute to the men and women who served in the country's armed forces.</p> <p dir="ltr">She shared the behind-the-scenes images to the couple’s Instagram account which were taken back in 2021 giving her a glimpse into the training recruits undertook. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Today on Armed Forces Day, William and I would like to pay tribute to the brave men and women, past and present, serving in all of our armed forces, at sea, on land and in the air, here in the UK and around the world,” the Duchess wrote. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Thank you for all you and your families sacrifice to keep us safe.</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; 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font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CfOOrY6tWMo/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">“Last year, I was honoured to spend time with the @BritishArmy to see how they train serving personnel and new recruits. </p> <p dir="ltr">“It was wonderful to see first-hand the many important and varied roles the military play day in, day out to protect us all, and I look forward to discovering more about the @RoyalNavy and @RoyalAirForceUK in due course.”</p> <p dir="ltr">It’s not uncommon for Royal Family members to serve in the army with the Duke of Cambridge himself serving in the Royal Air Force from 2006 to 2013.</p> <p dir="ltr">He was also trained by the Royal Navy in 2008.</p> <p dir="ltr">His younger brother Prince Harry served with the British Army and the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, making him the first royal since Prince Andrew to serve in a war zone.</p> <p dir="ltr">Their father, Prince Charles, was part of the Royal Air Force, while their grandfather Prince Philip served in the Royal Navy for nearly 14 years.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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Mariah Carey shimmers in her eccentric date-night outfit

<p dir="ltr">Mariah Carey is known for her style and iconic looks, and her latest night on the town has seen her embrace glitter and glam in the name of Pride Month.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-329161db-7fff-7083-2129-7328173bbf3f">The Queen of Pop was spotted at a special screening of her friend Billy Eichner’s new film <em>Bros </em>in a black glittery mini dress with ‘Bros’ written across her chest in gold, paired with a rainbow-striped, sequined jacket, diamond stacked bracelets, and Christian Louboutin stilettos.</span></p> <p><img src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/2022/06/mariah-pride1.jpg" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Mariah turned heads with her bedazzled look at a screening of ‘Bros’, accompanied by her partner, Bryan Tanaka. Images: Getty Images</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Carey attended the event - which she also hosted - with her partner, Bryan Tanaka, who styled a black leather varsity jacket with a white T-shirt and light-wash denim.</p> <p dir="ltr">The film in question is a romantic comedy co-written by and starring Eichner, the first openly gay man to write and star in his own major studio film according to the movie’s <a href="https://www.brosthemovie.com/synopsis/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">website</a>, which also features an entirely LGBTQ+ principal cast.</p> <p dir="ltr">Later taking to social media, Carey had nothing but praise for her friend's new movie, due to be released on September 30, and shared how it was an honour to celebrate Pride through the screening.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-d1f12bd7-7fff-8f1f-df89-c545b260f09b"></span></p> <p dir="ltr">“It was an honour to celebrate PRIDE 🌈 &amp; host a special screening of @brosthemovie for LGBTQ+ orgs!” Carey captioned a trio of photos from the night.</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CfHN3rYq64E/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CfHN3rYq64E/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">“My friend @billyeichner has created something truly special, important and hilarious!!!”</p> <p dir="ltr">Eichner was quick to respond to Carey’s praise, commenting in all caps: “YOU ARE MY RAIN-BRO 4 LYFE!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! 💓🌈🦋”.</p> <p dir="ltr">Fans dubbed the singer “Queen of the gays” and “Queen of Pride”, while others showered her with praise for her outfit.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Love u queen,” one wrote. “Celebrating every moment of pride month with you.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“You look stunning queen,” another said.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-7fc953a6-7fff-a57f-67eb-12e6bab7feb0"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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Every type of wedding guest attire, explained

<p><strong>Deciphering wedding dress codes</strong></p> <p>Even if you’re well versed in wedding traditions, there’s a good chance that one bit of wedding etiquette gives you pause: exactly how to decipher wedding dress codes. After all, is it really a big deal if you wear black-tie clothing to a white-tie wedding? It’s all formal…but is ‘formal’ a different category altogether? And on a completely different note, how casual is casual? It’s enough to give anyone a headache, but don’t worry – this primer on proper wedding guest attire will tell you everything you need to know.</p> <p>The first thing you should do to figure things out? Check your invitation. It will often tell you what type of wedding you’ll be attending. If not, or if the language is vague, check the couple’s website. While you can always fall back on classic dresses, some weddings do have strict dress codes that you’ll definitely want to follow.</p> <p><strong>What is the normal dress code for a wedding?</strong></p> <p>There isn’t one official dress code for every wedding, but you should always keep the following advice in mind when figuring out what to wear: “I want to look nice but not take away focus from the couple I’m celebrating,” says bridal stylist, Kennedy Bingham. That means sticking to styles and colours that aren’t too bold or too sexy – and certainly never wearing white.</p> <p>Beyond that, if the invitation doesn’t specify a dress code, you should take into consideration the time of day the wedding is being held, along with the venue. “I think the later [in the day] the wedding is, the more formally it should be treated,” says Bingham. “A nice summer sundress might be fine for a breakfast wedding, but it would look out of place at a dinner party.” That line of thinking follows logically to the venue. For example, if a wedding is being held outdoors in a park or beach, you might want to opt for something a little more casual. While we’re on the subject, make sure you’re wearing comfortable wedding shoes that work for the setting.</p> <p><strong>What colours are not appropriate for a wedding?</strong></p> <p>The days of not being allowed to wear black to a wedding are over. In fact, bridal boutique manager, Ashley Grape, recommends wearing a classic little black dress (long or short) to black-tie weddings. However, unless specifically requested by the bride, there are a few colours that should never be worn by a wedding guest: white, cream, off-white, or ivory. You also shouldn’t wear a dress that looks even vaguely bridal. Other no-nos? Neon shades, bright red from head to toe, and anything overly sequined or bedazzled.</p> <p><strong>White tie</strong></p> <p>White-tie weddings are the most formal type of weddings, and they have a strict dress code. Partially due to their high costs, white-tie weddings tend to be observed by royal families and members of high society. The name is derived from the man’s tuxedo, which consists of a black tail coat (the back of the coat – that is, the ‘tails’ – hang below a man’s knees) worn over a white tuxedo shirt that has a pointed wing collar, a white pique waistcoat, white bow tie, matching black trousers, and either black patent leather opera pumps or black patent lace-up oxfords. The perfect accessories for a man’s white-tie tuxedo are cuff links and a good watch.</p> <p>And women get to dress like princesses for the night. “Women can wear a grand ball gown with rich jewels,” states Deborah Van Cleve, owner of Van Cleve Bridal. Accessory options include full-length white gloves, jewelled clutches, and, if married, a tiara. “If you are lucky enough to be invited to one, don’t let the rules intimidate you,” says Van Cleve. “Dress for the occasion, and revel in the Britishness of it all.”</p> <p>Most white-tie weddings are adult-only affairs. If a teen makes the guest list, the dress code is the same as it is for the adult guests.</p> <p><strong>Black tie</strong></p> <p>One step down from white-tie weddings, black-tie weddings also require that all male guests wear a tuxedo, but men have some sartorial options within that category. “While black tuxedos are a mainstay for men, there are also deep navy tuxedos and lush velvet jackets for the winter months,” says Linda Della Rocco, a tuxedo and custom suiting specialist, saying, “I think a fun colour could be fine for a black-tie wedding, as long as it adheres to the traditional tux cuts and elements.” If there’s any doubt, though, check with the couple.</p> <p>For women, fancy dresses are the way to go for this type of wedding guest attire. If you have only one black-tie wedding to attend this season, invest in a sleekly tailored formal gown in a seasonal colour: jewel tones for fall and winter, and paler hues for spring and summer. “If it’s a summer full of weddings, try investing in one or two full-length skirts and coordinating tops,” suggests Grape. By mixing and matching formal separates, it will appear as if the guest has a closet full of gowns instead of four different pieces.</p> <p>When it comes to choosing jewellery and accessories for tuxedos and gowns, follow the protocol for white-tie weddings. Men’s tuxedo shirts should have cuff links, and men’s jewellery should be minimal – a wedding band or signet ring and a watch. Women can try pearl jewellery for a daytime wedding, and semiprecious jewellery for an evening event. Skip the tiara for a black-tie wedding…unless you’re the bride.</p> <p>Teens should follow the adult guests’ dress code. As for tweens and children, girls should opt for knee-length party dresses, and if the boys can tolerate it, tuxedos. If they’re wigglers, a boy’s formal suit is completely acceptable.</p> <p><strong>Casual</strong></p> <p>Confused as to how casual you should go when the wedding calls for casual attire? You’re not alone. “It’s one of the hardest [weddings] to dress for,” says Bingham. Still, leave the jeans at home, she says, no matter what. “[If it’s a] backyard wedding, I’d dress the way I would for a birthday brunch – a nice dress, possibly a maxi dress, and accessories. For guys, a suit with no tie, or khakis instead of dress pants.” Both men and women can accessorise with a hat, especially if it’s an outdoor wedding. Guys can try a straw boater, pork pie, or fedora, and women can opt for a casual fascinator or full-brimmed straw hat.</p> <p>The dress code for teens would be the same as for any quasi-formal event: a button-down shirt and khakis for boys, and either a knee- or ankle-length dress for girls, or a pair of dressy trousers with a pretty top. For tweens and younger kids, unfussy birthday-style dresses, pants, and button-up shirts fit the bill.</p> <p><strong>Cocktail</strong></p> <p>Cocktail attire is the marriage (so to speak) of formal and casual wedding guest attire. Women can opt for a cocktail dress that hits at the knee or below, or a dressy beaded suit dress. One classic option for a cocktail wedding is the classic little black dress, paired with either a diamond or pearl necklace, and black pumps or black dressy heeled sandals. Men can wear a suit and tie.</p> <p>For teens and children, girls can go with a classic party dress or dressy trousers and a shirt, while boys should wear a suit. These are good guidelines for children attending other types of formal events as well.</p> <p><strong>Formal</strong></p> <p>Formal and black-tie weddings are very similar. Sartorially speaking, a formal wedding is wedged in between cocktail and black tie. What to wear? For men, it’s a tuxedo or dark suit. If they’re feeling daring, and they’ve checked in with the bride, they may wear a brocade or print tuxedo. Women, on the other hand, have a plethora of dress choices that include full-length dresses, cocktail dresses and suits, beaded pantsuits, jumpsuits, or even gowns. Children should follow the dress code for a cocktail wedding – essentially, party dresses and suits.</p> <p><strong>Semiformal</strong></p> <p>OK, last one! Wedding guest attire for a semiformal wedding is less formal than a formal wedding…but dressier than a company dinner. Women can wear anything from a floor-length dress to a beaded cocktail suit. For men, a dark suit is the way to go. If a semiformal wedding is any time before cocktail hour (aka 5pm), women’s dresses should have less (if any) beaded embellishments. Footwear should suit the location, and jewellery can range from pearls to gold and semiprecious stones. Save the statement jewellery for night-time events.</p> <p>If teens and children are invited to a semiformal wedding, they should follow the dress code for a cocktail wedding.</p> <p><strong>Quick tips when trying on your outfit</strong></p> <p>Now that you’ve found the perfect wedding guest attire for your event, you’re ready to go. Well, almost. When your delivery arrives, don’t just look in the mirror to see how it looks on you. Take it for a walk – as in, really walk around in it, and then bend, sit, raise your hands, and even dance a little. By moving around, you’ll see how the outfit moves when you do and, most important, how comfortable you are in it.</p> <p>If you’re also buying new shoes for a wedding, make sure to break them in well before the event. After all, fabulous shoes don’t just look great – they feel great when you’re on your feet all day. And blisters are the last thing you want to deal with after (or, worse, during) a wedding.</p> <p>And finally, because the weather can change over the course of a day, bring a lightweight wrap with you. Depending on the season and event, go with cashmere, wool, or silk. A fancy spring jacket can also work over certain ensembles for in-transit moments.</p> <p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-74139b16-7fff-1291-0ee3-8ada9a4280e6">Written by PJ Gach. This article first appeared in <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/every-type-of-wedding-guest-attire-explained" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here’s our best subscription offer.</a></span></em></p> <p><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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The biggest beauty trends this year

<p dir="ltr">We’re already halfway through the year, and a new study has ranked the beauty trends that have been the biggest hits for 2022 so far.</p> <p dir="ltr">The study, conducted by <a href="https://heydiscount.co.uk/consumer-research/the-biggest-2022-skincare-and-beauty-trends-most-popular-beauty-trends-of-2022-revealed" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hey Discount</a>, analysed views on TikTok videos, Instagram hashtags and web searches to compile the list, which ranges from experimental makeup looks to simplifying skincare routines.</p> <p dir="ltr">Without further ado, here are the top ten beauty trends for 2022, as ranked by Hey Discount.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>1. Retinol</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Skincare has been a major focus in 2022, and retinol is one of the products that has taken social media by storm.</p> <p dir="ltr">A derivative of vitamin A, retinol has been used for decades but has seen a surge in popularity that has resulted in it appearing in an array of popular serums and creams.</p> <p dir="ltr">Though the benefits vary from person to person, they generally include a reduction in fine lines and the appearance of blemishes, improved collagen production and the correction of pigmentation issues.</p> <p dir="ltr">According to the study, the hashtag #retinol garnered 1.2 billion views on TikTok and was used in 635,767 posts on Instagram.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2. Graphic liner</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The basic eyeliner trends of 2021 have been overtaken by a resurgence in sixties and seventies styles, with graphic liner being worn by celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid.</p> <p dir="ltr">In comparison to the previously popular, perfectly symmetrical cat-eye look, graphic liner is a beginner-friendly option that emphasises creativity and unique designs over perfection.</p> <p dir="ltr">Under the hashtag #graphicliner, the study found there were one billion TikTok views and 655,325 posts on Instagram.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>3. Gua sha</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The traditional Chinese practice of Gua sha, meaning ‘to scrape petechiae (red or purple spots on skin caused by minor bleeding from blood capillaries)’, is often used to treat chronic pain, reduce puffiness in skin and help with lymphatic drainage.</p> <p dir="ltr">Though it has been practised since the 1300’s during the rule of the Ming dynasty, it has only recently become a popular trend and has skyrocketed to the fore of the beauty world due to social media.</p> <p dir="ltr">The study found that the hashtag #guasha has been viewed 976.9 million times on TikTok and used in 502,093 posts on Instagram.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>The top 10 list</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">See the full list of the Top 10 Beauty Trends of 2022 rankings below:</p> <ol> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Retinol</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Graphic Liner</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Gua Sha</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">SPF</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">DIY Skincare</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Lip Scrub</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Ombre Lips</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Glass Skin</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Hyaluronic Acid</p> </li> <li dir="ltr" aria-level="1"> <p dir="ltr" role="presentation">Niacinamide</p> </li> </ol> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-7aa16412-7fff-934f-7e6a-bae1b99c77f1"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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Sweet moment that made Duchess Kate gush

<p>A heartwarming video of Kate Middleton gushing over a compliment that she would be like Princess Diana has gone viral.</p> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge was out visiting Cardiff Castle during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations with Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte on June 4.</p> <p>She then stopped to speak to members of the public when one woman caused the Duchess to smile widely.</p> <p>"You're going to be a brilliant Princess of Wales," the woman says in the touching footage.</p> <p>"Oh, that's very kind,” Kate replies before gesturing towards William saying, “I’m in good hands”.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">At Cardiff Castle, I captured the moment when a lady told The Duchess of Cambridge ‘You’re going to be a brilliant Princess’ and she replied looking at Prince William ‘I’m in good hands’ 💙😭🙌</p> <p>🎥 Credit: Me 😃<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PrinceWilliam?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PrinceWilliam</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DuchessofCambridge?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DuchessofCambridge</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Royal?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Royal</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Royals?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Royals</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HM70?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HM70</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheQueen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheQueen</a> <a href="https://t.co/TqQTx4pOfo">pic.twitter.com/TqQTx4pOfo</a></p> <p>— Fifi ❤️ The Cambridges 🇺🇸🇳🇮🇬🇧 (@hellen3030) <a href="https://twitter.com/hellen3030/status/1535602854718844928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 11, 2022</a></p></blockquote> <p>The woman was referring to the role that Kate will take on when Prince Charles takes the throne and her husband becomes the Prince of Wales.</p> <p>Princess Diana held the title of Princess of Wales when she married into the family before her shocking death in 1997.</p> <p>The video was shared to Twitter and royal fans gushed upon seeing the interaction, saying that Princess Diana would have loved the Duchess.</p> <p>“Yes she will and I hope she takes the title of Princess of Wales because she deserves it. It will make William proud, Diana would have loved her,” one person wrote.</p> <p>“Such a lovely thing to say and so humble; she still relies on him to give her direction. Even after 20 years together,” another added.</p> <p>“She will make an outstanding Princess of Wales and will be accepted,” someone else wrote.</p> <p>“Kate is so perfectly put together, and she seems to enjoy her role. The children are all adorable, and Princess Charlotte is so sweet!” another comment read.</p> <p><em>Images: Twitter</em></p>

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Marilyn Monroe dress allegedly damaged after Met Gala appearance

<p dir="ltr">After sparking ire among fashion and history experts for <a href="https://oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/beauty-style/marilyn-monroe-dress-designer-weighs-in-on-kim-kardashian-s-met-gala-outfit" target="_blank" rel="noopener">wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic <em>Happy Birthday Mr President</em> gown</a> at the Met Gala, images have emerged suggesting that Kim Kardashian may have damaged the 60-year-old garment.</p> <p dir="ltr">Its current owner, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, has said that the dress was returned undamaged after Kardashian wore it.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-5d66cbfb-7fff-8e92-b1f7-6ad8b77775a7">Amanda Joiner, a vice president of licensing and publishing at Ripley’s, told the Daily Beast that “a lot of requirements” were put in place while it was handled.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">And this is why every historical garment archivist and textile expert about had a coronary seeing Kim Kardashian in Marilyn Monroe's dress. <a href="https://t.co/XIs9MOeEiK">https://t.co/XIs9MOeEiK</a></p> <p>— Kathryn #GoBolts⛈️ Brightbill (@KEBrightbill) <a href="https://twitter.com/KEBrightbill/status/1536452582352224262?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2022</a></p></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">“The dress was never with Kim alone. It was always with a Ripley’s representative. We always ensured that at any time we felt that the dress was in danger of ripping or we felt uncomfortable about anything, we always had the ability to say we were not going to continue with this,” Joiner said.</p> <p dir="ltr">“We did two different fittings with her. The first one was in L.A. in April and then the second one later in April to see whether or not the dress would fit. The biggest challenge that we had is that we really wanted to make sure that we kept the integrity of the dress and the preservation, because it’s 60 years old, and we feel that it’s such an iconic piece of fashion, both from a historical perspective, but also from a pop culture perspective.”</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-56f5cbf4-7fff-ace1-dfe3-93a69841619e"></span></p> <p dir="ltr">However, <em><a href="https://twitter.com/PopCrave/status/1536415873421914112" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pop Culture</a></em> posted side-by-side photos of the gown allegedly from before and after Kardashian wore it, with the ‘after’ image showing signs of stretched fabric around one of the snaps and missing crystals around the back closure.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">the quotes are so damn ignorant, it's not about the actual dress. it's about the meaning. marilyn was used all her life, she hardly had anything that was truly her own. This dress, it was hers. it was designed specifically and ONLY for her. now it's ruined. <a href="https://t.co/4MO4jDHFcR">https://t.co/4MO4jDHFcR</a></p> <p>— ✨ (@shipsandshows) <a href="https://twitter.com/shipsandshows/status/1536425419116883969?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2022</a></p></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Fans were quick to weigh in with their thoughts, blaming Kardashian for the damage and pointing out the importance of conserving historical items.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Kim should’ve never worn that dress to begin with. I mean yes it’s nice to pay homage to Marilyn but she could’ve had a new dress made and replicated. This was a timeless and iconic artefact that’s been ruined,” one person commented.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Leave it to Kim to destroy a historical piece of art,” another said.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Congratulations to the Met Gala for showcasing a real-life example of why a conservation department like the Costume Institute is necessary for historically significant garments,” a third added.</p> <p dir="ltr">Collector Scott Fortner, who also shared images of the dress’ alleged damage online, told <em><a href="https://news.sky.com/story/lending-marilyn-monroe-dress-to-kim-kardashian-was-irresponsible-collector-says-12633589" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sky News</a></em> it was “irresponsible” for the museum to loan the gown to Kardashian.</p> <p dir="ltr">"I think the disappointment that I'm experiencing is Ripley has made multiple statements that they were doing everything that they could to protect and preserve the gown," he told the outlet.</p> <p dir="ltr">"I do feel that it (was) irresponsible, this is not just a dress.</p> <p dir="ltr">"This is a cultural icon. It's a political icon. It's a Hollywood icon.</p> <p dir="ltr">"It's part of American history from an event that happened 60 years ago and…it should have been archived and preserved and taken care of."</p> <p dir="ltr">The gown was made using 6,000 crystals and was hand-sewn by costumier Jean Lewis.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: @lmorrisette (Twitter) / Getty Images</em></p>

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Always do this if you want to avoid dry skin in winter

<p><strong>How to avoid dry skin in winter</strong></p> <p>Ah, winter. ’Tis the season for dry skin, along with potential complications, including itching, flaking, cracking, bleeding, rosacea (redness and inflammation) and eczema flare-ups. There are several reasons for this. First, the air outdoors is drier. Indoor air tends to be parched as well, an effect of heating systems. Seniors need to take extra care, since cumulative sun damage and slower production of natural oils put them at greater risk of dryness. Happily, there’s plenty you can do to combat dry skin in winter.</p> <p><strong>Switch up your shower routine</strong></p> <p>To start, adapt your bathing routine. Piping hot water may feel good, but that’s a sure way to strip away your skin’s natural oils. Use warm water instead, keep your baths or showers short, and apply a generous amount of moisturiser after you dry off. Thick, oily products are especially effective at fighting winter moisture loss, “but don’t despair if you can’t tolerate those due to pore clogging or shininess,” says dermatologist, Dr Bav Shergill. “Even a light moisturiser will give you some protection.”</p> <p><strong>Hand care</strong></p> <p>When it comes to your hands, frequent washing with soap is essential for preventing the flu and other infections, but it leads to dryness. So after you clean them, apply hand cream. If that doesn’t help enough, try a dab of petroleum jelly before bed; you can put on cotton gloves to keep it in place overnight. Wearing mittens or gloves outdoors also reduces damage, since exposure to the frigid air further harms skin.</p> <p><strong>Layer up</strong></p> <p>If you’re prone to winter itch (which is exactly what it sounds like), avoid direct contact with potentially irritating fabrics such as wool or synthetic fibres. “The best approach is to wear several thin layers,” says Shergill. “The one next to the skin could be cotton or a cotton/silk blend, both of which appear to be well tolerated by most people.” Layering lets you adapt to various temperatures during the day, keeping you toasty while avoiding excessive sweating that could trigger itching and scratching in already-irritated skin.</p> <p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-62168d91-7fff-a6b7-a41f-75d2117cf61f">Written by Samantha Rideout. This article first appeared in <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/skin/always-do-this-if-you-want-to-avoid-dry-skin-in-winter" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here’s our best subscription offer.</a></span></em></p> <p><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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Introducing the latest "Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter"

<p>Celebrating a royal milestone, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is thrilled to stand alongside the Queen and Prince Charles for this special occasion.</p> <p>Camilla has been formally invited into the oldest order of chivalry in the UK, the Order of the Garter.</p> <p>The royal milestone took place in a private ceremony in the Garter Throne Room in Windsor Castle. Going forward, the duchess will be formally acknowledged as a Royal Lady of the Order of the Garter.</p> <p>Reportedly, the duchess was "very pleased" to have the honour bestowed upon her and to celebrate the momentous occasion, Camilla, Charles and Her Majesty appeared in a royal portrait together.</p> <p>Camilla was wearing an ostrich plume hat while she and Charles were both donned in traditional velvet robes. The Queen, who continues to struggle with mobility issues, stood in the middle of the royal couple wearing her Sovereign of the Garter sash and could be seen holding a cane.</p> <p>The official portrait is both a celebration of Camilla's achievement as well as a signal of the future of the monarchy. It comes after the Queen's announcement earlier this year that it was her "sincere wish" that <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/family-pets/queen-consort-prince-charles-responds-to-her-majestys-announcement" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Camilla will become Queen Consort</a> once Charles takes the throne.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew was banned from appearing at the ceremony. The senior royals reportedly told Her Majesty they would "pull out" of the royal event if the disgraced prince was given a public role. They feared "backlash" and insisted the Queen change the plans.</p> <p>Andrew was told to stay out of sight "for his own good" following the tense family orders, however an unknown source close to the Duke insisted that it was his own "personal decision" not to appear in public.</p> <p><em>Image: Getty</em></p>

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9 little winter fashion rules you need for staying warm and stylish

<p><strong>1. Pair skirts with knits</strong></p> <p>Instead of the typical blouse, pair your skirt with a cute knit this winter. You can layer a thin t-shirt or tank under your knit to ensure even more warmth. Celebrity stylist Cristina Ehrlich told In Style to pick your fit according to your height. “On the shorter side? Choose a more fitted sweater. If you have some height, the long shawl style is perfect,” according to Ehrlich.</p> <p><strong>2. Layers</strong></p> <p>Ray Lowe, fashion market writer for refinery29.com, recommends wearing a thin shirt under your knit and then top off the look with a stylish coat. This way, when you get to the warm indoors you can take off your layers in case you feel too hot.</p> <p><strong>3. Swap out thin tights for a thicker material</strong></p> <p>Try wearing fleece lined tights or leggings underneath your dresses, skirts and even pants. Fleece lined tights and leggings are still relatively thin material, so you won’t look too bulky, but you will be much warmer.</p> <p><strong>4. Rock the faux fur</strong></p> <p>Turn heads with a stylish faux fur top layer such as a coat or vest. Glamour recommends keeping the rest of the outfit simple with a solid knit and pants.</p> <p><strong>5. Layer with a turtle kneck</strong></p> <p>Turtlenecks are only for the ski slopes: wear a turtleneck under your blouse to keep you extra warm. Add colour to your outfit with a stand-out turtleneck, or keep the look more neutral. Depending on how tight your blouse fits, stay even warmer with a thicker material turtleneck such as wool.</p> <p><strong>6. Add colour with hats and gloves</strong></p> <p>Add pops of colour to your outfit with colourful hats, gloves and other winter accessories. That way you can still make a fashion statement when you bundle up to go outside. Stylist Elizabeth Stewart, told In Style that she recommends wearing a thick black shawl with bright knit gloves and hats.</p> <p><strong>7. Wear ribbed clothes</strong></p> <p>“Trapping pockets of heat in your clothes while lengthening the lines of your limbs, these cottons are indispensable in a wintertime wardrobe,” Connie Wang, fashion features director at refinery29.com wrote on the site. Wear ribbed shirts and tights under your knits and dresses.</p> <p><strong>8. Layer with silk</strong></p> <p>Silk is an extremely warm material and since it’s very thin, it’s easy to layer underneath your winter clothes. Wear it under jackets, knits and dresses for another layer of insulation while still making a fashion statement.</p> <p><strong>9. Sport knee high boots</strong></p> <p>Keep your feet and legs warm while wearing a skirt or dress with knee high boots. Celebrity stylist Miranda Almon recommended to In Style to go up half a size with your boots. “Going a half size up allows room for wearing thicker socks over tights,” Almond said.</p> <p>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/9-little-winter-fashion-rules-you-need-for-staying-warm-and-stylish" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reader's Digest</a>. </p> <p><em><span style="background-color: #ffffff;"><span style="color: #444444; font-family: Raleway, sans-serif, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial;">Image: Shutterstock</span></span></em></p>

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9 little winter fashion rules you need for staying warm and stylish

<p><strong>Pair skirts with knits</strong></p> <p>Instead of the typical blouse, pair your skirt with a cute knit this winter. You can layer a thin t-shirt or tank under your knit to ensure even more warmth. Celebrity stylist Cristina Ehrlich told <em>In Style </em>to pick your fit according to your height. “On the shorter side? Choose a more fitted sweater. If you have some height, the long shawl style is perfect,” according to Ehrlich.</p> <p><strong>Layer, layer, layer</strong></p> <p>Ray Lowe, fashion market writer for <em>refinery29.com</em>, recommends wearing a thin shirt under your knit and then top off the look with a stylish coat. This way, when you get to the warm indoors you can take off your layers in case you feel too hot.</p> <p><strong>Swap out thin tights for a thicker material</strong></p> <p>Try wearing fleece lined tights or leggings underneath your dresses, skirts and even pants. Fleece lined tights and leggings are still relatively thin material, so you won’t look too bulky, but you will be much warmer.</p> <p><strong>Rock the faux fur</strong></p> <p>Turn heads with a stylish faux fur top layer such as a coat or vest. <em>Glamour </em>recommends keeping the rest of the outfit simple with a solid knit and pants.</p> <p><strong>Layer with a turtleneck</strong></p> <p>Turtlenecks are only for the ski slopes: wear a turtleneck under your blouse to keep you extra warm. Add colour to your outfit with a stand-out turtleneck, or keep the look more neutral. Depending on how tight your blouse fits, stay even warmer with a thicker material turtleneck such as wool.</p> <p><strong>Add colour with hats and gloves</strong></p> <p>Add pops of colour to your outfit with colourful hats, gloves and other winter accessories. That way you can still make a fashion statement when you bundle up to go outside. Stylist Elizabeth Stewart, told <em>In Style</em> that she recommends wearing a thick black shawl with bright knit gloves and hats.</p> <p><strong>Wear ribbed clothes</strong></p> <p>“Trapping pockets of heat in your clothes while lengthening the lines of your limbs, these cottons are indispensable in a wintertime wardrobe,” Connie Wang, fashion features director at <em>refinery29.com</em> wrote on the site. Wear ribbed shirts and tights under your knits and dresses.</p> <p><strong>Layer with silk</strong></p> <p>Silk is an extremely warm material and since it’s very thin, it’s easy to layer underneath your winter clothes. Wear it under jackets, knits and dresses for another layer of insulation while still making a fashion statement.</p> <p><strong>Sport knee-high boots</strong></p> <p>Keep your feet and legs warm while wearing a skirt or dress with knee high boots. Celebrity stylist Miranda Almon recommended to <em>In Style</em> to go up half a size with your boots. “Going a half size up allows room for wearing thicker socks over tights,” Almond said.</p> <p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-e4815da9-7fff-8152-7b32-db4457da9fd7">Written by Morgan Cutolo. This article first appeared in <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/9-little-winter-fashion-rules-you-need-for-staying-warm-and-stylish" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here’s our best subscription offer.</a></span></em></p> <p><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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JLo and behold: Jennifer Lopez stuns at premiere

<p dir="ltr">Jennifer Lopez has wowed the crowd with her latest look at the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival to promote her upcoming documentary, <em>Halftime</em>.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 52-year-old singer and actress appeared in a black Tom Ford dress with strategic sheer cutouts, paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewellery and her engagement ring from Ben Affleck, which reportedly cost $3.36 million per <em><a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrity-photos/jennifer-lopez-52-turns-heads-in-stunning-tom-ford-gown-at-documentary-premiere/news-story/199161da9d28f73f367da98cbcdadf63" target="_blank" rel="noopener">news.com.au</a></em>.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-3f21a326-7fff-ca48-da20-eb10e27c1e25">Speaking to <em>ET Online </em>at the premiere, JLo said she was “anxious but excited” for the release of the documentary, which follows her preparation for the memorable 2020 Super Bowl halftime show. </span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Puerto Rico stand up, Latinos stand up JLO made you proud 🙌 Halftime movie is a must see! It was emotional &amp; inspiring <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TribecaFilmFestival?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TribecaFilmFestival</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/halftimemovie?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#halftimemovie</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Netflix?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Netflix</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/jlo?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#jlo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JLo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JLo</a> <a href="https://t.co/KLq3yj16kS">pic.twitter.com/KLq3yj16kS</a></p> <p>— Aria (@ariaischic) <a href="https://twitter.com/ariaischic/status/1534725047935553536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 9, 2022</a></p></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">She added that its title suggested there was plenty more to come from her in the future.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Champions are made in the third and fourth quarter. That’s when you win!” she said.</p> <p dir="ltr">“I feel like there’s a lot left for me. So, I’m very excited about it.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-5697ac1d-7fff-e8e4-2fdd-43dfb8250afb"></span></p> <p dir="ltr">“I do think it’s just halftime.”</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CekTa6IDxyQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CekTa6IDxyQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">JLo also shared her look on social media, receiving floods of praise for her stunning outfit.</p> <p dir="ltr">“You look incredible! Can’t wait to watch ❤️,” Brad Goreski, a judge on <em>Canada’s Drag Race</em> and celebrity stylist, commented.</p> <p dir="ltr">“😍 Wow! You look incredible!” artist Jovan Rosario added.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b3865aa1-7fff-ff73-cd0e-e6cf8f758195"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Getty Images </em></p>

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Princess Beatrice praised for sublime grace in awkward exchange

<p>Princess Beatrice has received praise, following her interaction with a royal fan who didn't know who she was.</p> <p>During the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations last weekend, the 33-year-old princess had a sweet interaction with an elderly women who asked who she was.</p> <p>In a video shared to TikTok, the royal was filmed as she graciously explained that the Queen was her grandmother.</p> <blockquote class="tiktok-embed" style="max-width: 605px; min-width: 325px;" cite="https://www.tiktok.com/@royalfamilyfanpage5/video/7106299885028216069" data-video-id="7106299885028216069"> <section><a title="@royalfamilyfanpage5" href="https://www.tiktok.com/@royalfamilyfanpage5" target="_blank" rel="noopener">@royalfamilyfanpage5</a> <a title="princessbeatrice" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/princessbeatrice" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#princessbeatrice</a> <a title="queenelizabeth" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/queenelizabeth" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#queenelizabeth</a> <a title="princesseugenie" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/princesseugenie" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#Princesseugenie</a> <a title="princeharry" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/princeharry" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#princeharry</a> <a title="meghanmarkle" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/meghanmarkle" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#meghanmarkle</a> <a title="princessdiana" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/princessdiana" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#princessdiana</a> <a title="princecharles" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/princecharles" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#princecharles</a> <a title="britishroyalfamily" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/britishroyalfamily" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#britishroyalfamily</a> <a title="royalfamily" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/royalfamily" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#royalfamily</a> <a title="lilibetdiana" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/lilibetdiana" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#lilibetdiana</a> <a title="fy" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/fy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#fy</a> <a title="viral" href="https://www.tiktok.com/tag/viral" target="_blank" rel="noopener">#viral</a> <a title="♬ πρωτότυπος ήχος - NADIA" href="https://www.tiktok.com/music/πρωτότυπος-ήχος-7106299864224484101" target="_blank" rel="noopener">♬ πρωτότυπος ήχος - NADIA</a></section> </blockquote> <p>The woman began by touching Beatrice's arm and asking, "Who are you?"</p> <p>"My name is Beatrice," she told the woman. "And the Queen is my granny."</p> <p>The woman responded, "You're one of the royalties?"</p> <p>The princess held the woman's hand and explained, "Yes, she's my granny. I'm very, very lucky."</p> <p>The video gained a lot of attention, amassing over 2.9 million views and thousands of comments from users commending Beatrice on how she handled the interaction.</p> <p>One user wrote, "She is soo underrated [to be honest]! But I love how she is doing her duty even [though] she is not part of the senior royals she's still doing her duties."</p> <p>Princess Beatrice has previously opened up about her admiration for her grandmother previous interviews.</p> <p>"I have two role models, my mother and my grandmother," she told the publication. "They are both formidable women. I think having female role models is incredibly important and I am very lucky that I happen to be related to these two incredible women."</p> <p>She continued, "I find my grandmother inspiring every day because her overwhelming sense of duty is linked with an overwhelming curiosity."</p> <p>Beatrice and her sister, Princess Eugenie, took part in the celebrations for the Queen's 70 years on the throne earlier this week and were photographed watching the Platinum Jubilee pageant from the royal box.</p> <p>"Every day she's curious to learn something new, to do something new, and I think that at 91 years old, she goes out into the community with a genuine curiosity as to how she can be a force for good in the world."</p>

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Crown Princess Mary stuns at fashion event

<p dir="ltr">Crown Princess Mary stunned crowds as she gave the opening speech at the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.</p> <p dir="ltr">The 50-year-old attended the event on June 7 which is the leading international forum for sustainability in fashion. </p> <p dir="ltr">Photos of the event were shared by the Danish Royal Family on their Instagram as they shared the Princess’s experience at the popular event. </p> <p dir="ltr">“These days, more than 1000 representatives of the fashion industry are gathered in Copenhagen for the Global Fashion Summit, which is a leading international summit focusing on sustainability in the fashion and textile industry,” the caption read. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess today gave the opening speech at the Opera in her capacity as patron of the Global Fashion Summit and Global Fashion Agenda. </p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ceg3E0tA0Ov/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Ceg3E0tA0Ov/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰 (@detdanskekongehus)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">“The Crown Princess first participated in the Global Fashion Summit in 2009, and since then, the green transition in the fashion industry has come at the top of the summit's agenda.</p> <p dir="ltr">“According to a recent UN report, the fashion and textile industry accounts for 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 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15 winter nail colours and trends you won’t be able to resist

<p><strong>Winter nail colour trends</strong></p> <p>Even if you spend most of the winter bundled up, there are still parts of you worth showing off all year long. And let’s not forget about that moment of pure joy when you slip your hands out of your gloves to show off your favourite new nail polish. So, now that autumn is over, what are the hottest winter nail colours and trends that should be on your radar?</p> <p>From rich, jewel-toned hues to dupes for frosty snowflakes, winter nails aren’t following one set of rules right now. We’re still seeing a lot of nail art, but it’s less cutesy and more architectural. For example, according to celebrity nail artist Brittney Boyce, instead of going with an overt candy-cane look, opt for a “chic, angled half-French in a sultry red, or do a half white nail with a diagonal cut across that looks clean and elevated.” You also won’t find just the typical wintery shades this year – you might see pastels on the chicest nails. If we had to sum up winter 2022 in a word, it would be unexpected or bold.</p> <p>We asked celebrity nail artists and other experts for their take on what’s trending right now so you can take your manicure to the next level. To get salon-quality results, use non-toxic polishes and gel nail polishes.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: a hint of sparkle</strong></p> <p>Don’t overdo the shimmer on your winter nail designs – a small amount will do the trick for this 2022 trend. Even if you use polish with chunky glitter in it, add only a dab or two. The idea is to catch the light, not pile on the glitter. “Adding a bit of sparkle is a great way to put a classic spin on a French mani and is also perfect for the winter,” says salon marketing manager, Jennifer Bell.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: browns, taupes, and chocolatey shades</strong></p> <p>Winter is the time of year you can match your mani to your hot drink! “We will continue to see a lot of neutral browns and chestnuts throughout the winter,” Bell predicts. There are so many gorgeous shades in this family that you can take it from nearly nude to deep sueded shades, depending on your mood.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: a touch of grey</strong></p> <p>Expect to see a lot of steely, slate, silver, or pale grey polish this season. “We [particularly] love a wintertime grey with a shimmery finish,” Bell says. Greys look great on nearly everyone, but a good rule of thumb (as it were) is that if you’re not sure which grey shade to choose, opt for a darker one because it flatters more skin tones.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: naked nails</strong></p> <p>Believe it or not, one of the hottest winter nail looks is perfectly pampered hands and cuticles with barely any polish. “Nude nails have been a beauty staple for years and are back with a new twist that embraces the barely-there look,” says Patricia Freund, managing director for cuticle oil brand, Cuccio Naturalé. While nude or barely there polish is a classic look, it also makes sense as there’s no need to worry about chipping a nail or ruining your nail art!</p> <p>Freund advises applying cuticle oil daily “to maintain hydrated and healthy nails throughout the winter and keep the ‘less is more’ nude manicure looking fresh all season.” One more tip for your tips: while short nails make sense during glove season, a look that’s gaining traction right now is a slightly longer oval nail with the sheerest polish, perfectly groomed cuticles, and moisturised hands.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: red hot</strong></p> <p>It wouldn’t be winter without classic red winter nails in every shade from spicy tomato to deep burgundy blacks. “We’ll also continue to see classic deep reds throughout the winter,” notes Bell. If you do plan on painting the town – or at least your nails – red, opt for a chip-proof top coat so you won’t have to keep touching up your mani.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: black</strong></p> <p>Classic black will be having a moment this winter. “The opposite of the opaque white trend for spring/summer is onyx – shiny patent leather nails,” says celebrity manicurist Michelle Saunders. It’s all about high contrast and showing off your sparkly jewellery with this winter nail idea. Think black tie meets high fashion. Saunders says for maximum impact, be sure to use a high-shine top coat.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: glitter ombré tips</strong></p> <p>If don’t want to go all-out with glitter, try using just a hint of it in your nail art. Boyce’s advice? “Apply a strip of glitter polish on the tip, then gently drag the glitter chunks downward with the brush. This way, most of the glitter is on the tip and you’ll get a nice ombré effect.”  You can also experiment with this effect to add a little oomph to your favourite shade. “Do this on a bare nail, a nude nail, a white nail, or even a darker one,” Boyce says. But if you’re going dark, stick to a neutral shade like a dark taupe or dark blue so there aren’t too many competing elements.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: forest inspired</strong></p> <p>While some trees may be stripped bare, your nails will look amazing in a leafy-green polish. “All kinds of greens are still in the forefront of people’s minds,” Saunders says. And while you’d think deep, lush greens were the only trending verdant hues, you can also go playful and polish your nails any shade of green for an on-trend winter manicure.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: baby shades</strong></p> <p>Despite light colours usually making an appearance in spring, Saunders says, “we are going to see a ‘pastel winter’ with muted, serene colours on fingertips.” Picture Easter-egg hues on your winter nails. If you’re not sure that light colours are your thing in the winter, opt for colours that are classic, not cutesy. Think shell pink instead of bubblegum, or shimmery apricot instead of a bolder orange.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: winter blue</strong></p> <p>This winter nail colour can be rocked all season long. “Blue will win the race for this winter,” Saunders says. She’s predicting that everything from baby blue to deep metallic blue will be on all the chic nails this season. “It’s a nod to the ’90s, and super fun to create nail art with,” she adds.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: rich jewel tones</strong></p> <p>If you love the look of lush nails, get ready to indulge. “Deep gemstone colours are always a classic during wintertime,” Saunders says, “and that isn’t changing anytime soon.” Add some oomph to your LBD with any of these rich colours. Think ruby, emerald, sapphire and amethyst for a super luxe look.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: gold half moon</strong></p> <p>“Winter is a fun time to play up shimmer and texture,” Boyce says, adding that not all winter nail art needs to be complicated. “A gold half-moon near the cuticle is simple nail art that makes a big statement. You can play up different types of metallic shades for this [trend] depending on your look, from a standard gold to rose gold to even a bright orange bronze shade.”</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: dark meets light</strong></p> <p>Create a bit of drama with mostly sheer nails and a hint of a darker colours. “For winter, I like dark, still shades because it reminds me of just how quiet it gets during the night,” Boyce says. Think muted blues or purples contrasted with barely-there colour. “While black gives a lot of edge, you can soften it up with midnight navy or dark forest green shades,” she adds.</p> <p>How can you create this look at home? “An Angled Half French can be achieved easily by using washi tape as a guide and a dry brush dipped in nail polish remover to clean up the edges,” explains Boyce. “You then use a glossy top coat over the entire nail for a finished look.”</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: classic French tips in metallic shades</strong></p> <p>If you can’t get through the winter without a French mani, consider mixing things up. “A classic French tip using a shimmery shade on an oval-shaped nail, either short to medium length, looks really gorgeous for the holidays,” Boyce says, adding that the easiest way to get the perfect French tip is with a silicone nail stamper. Stampers are easy to use, but they come with a bit of a learning curve, so practise before that big event. If you’re not comfortable with a stamper, try dotting on a design with a nail art brush or using a fan brush to create a softened tip.</p> <p><strong>Nail trend: all the winter colours</strong></p> <p>Still can’t decide which winter nail colour or trend is your favourite? You don’t have to choose. Simply paint each nail a different colour for maximum wow. The experts we spoke with for this story all said winter nails this season are more about self-expression rather than sticking to any particular trend.</p> <p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-792f2663-7fff-3448-7169-f7f270bb358e">Written by Rachel Weingarten. This article first appeared in <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/15-winter-nail-colours-and-trends-you-wont-be-able-to-resist" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here’s our best subscription offer.</a></span></em></p> <p><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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Our favourite highlights of the close of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

<div>Day three of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations closed with an extravagant show in front of Buckingham Palace.</div> <div> </div> <div>The Party at the Palace concert kicked off at 8 pm local time, featured a huge line-up with the likes of Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys and Hans Zimmer.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Here is a rundown on some of the key moments:</strong></div> <div>The concert opened with a skit of the Queen sitting down to tea with fellow British icon Paddington Bear.</div> <div> </div> <div>A well prepared Paddington Bear offered the Queen an emergency marmalade sandwich, something he keeps stashed in his hat — but it turned out that was unnecessary, as The Queen also came prepared.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Lee Mack's Partygate joke:</strong></div> <div>Popular British comedian, Lee Mack cracked Partygate joke, following the infamous investigations into a series of parties allegedly held by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, at his official residence during the countries strict Covid-19 lockdown.</div> <div> </div> <div>Mack referenced the Partygate affair while on stage, saying:</div> <div> </div> <div>"Welcome to the Platinum Party at the Palace!</div> <div> </div> <div>"We are here right outside the gates of Buckingham Palace for the party of a lifetime.</div> <div> </div> <div>"And I tell you what, finally we can say the words "party" and "gate" and it's a positive.</div> <div> </div> <div>"That wasn't in the autocue …"</div> <div> </div> <div>Mr Johnson has been urged to resign and was in fact, booed on arrival at the Platinum Jubilee thanksgiving service.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>The Performances:</strong></div> <div>Queen stunned the audience, with Adam Lambert on vocals.</div> <div> </div> <div>They played We Will Rock You and Don't Stop Me Now, with military drummers adding something extra to the performance.</div> <div> </div> <div>Guitarist Brian May really drove the whole "queen" reference home by popping up above the stage in front of the Queen Victoria statue.</div> <div> </div> <div>Later in the concert, Sam Ryder played Space Man — the song that earned him second place in the Eurovision Song Contest. Of course, tweaking the words slightly, singing "space ma'am" as a nod to the Queen.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Drones lit up the sky:</strong></div> <div>A carefully coordinated drone show took to the sky to produce some rather regal images above Buckingham Palace.</div> <div> </div> <div>Prince Charles paid tribute to 'Mummy' and 'Papa':</div> <div> </div> <div>Future king Prince <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/prince-charles-emotional-tribute-to-your-majesty-mummy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Charles took to the stage to pay tribute</a> to his mother as images of the monarch were projected on the walls of Buckingham Palace.</div> <div> </div> <div>Joined on stage by his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the prince spoke about the monarch's "strength and stay" and said his "Papa", Prince Philip, was much missed.</div> <div> </div> <div>Prince William's speech followed, addressing the crowd with a focus on climate change. He remains optimistic about the future.</div> <div> </div> <div><em>Images: Getty</em></div>

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13 natural remedies that can help slow down ageing

<p><strong>Water</strong></p> <p>Considering our body is made up of nearly 60 per cent of the stuff, it seems common sense that drinking enough water could improve our life expectancy. “Drinking adequate water to stay hydrated helps assist in digestion by keeping our gut moist and lubricated, helping our bodies carry nutrition to our cells, as well as in the ridding of waste products,” says osteopath, Barbara Joy Jones. “Aesthetically, it helps keep our skin looking like a fresh grape versus a dehydrated raisin.”</p> <p><strong>Probiotics</strong></p> <p>“Probiotics are ‘good’ gut bacteria that provide many health benefits when part of a healthy diet and supplementation regimen, from immune system integrity to even producing certain vitamins,” explains nutritionist, Dr Roger Adams. “Research has also indicated that probiotics may help improve certain skin conditions like eczema, improve urinary tract health, and even lessen allergy symptoms,” says Adams. While you can get probiotics in many of the foods you eat, such as yoghurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and kefir, you can also up your daily dose with over-the-counter supplements.</p> <p><strong>Collagen peptides</strong></p> <p>You’ve probably noticed that collagen is an ingredient in numerous skin care products on the shelves today, but it’s also found in the body naturally – in joints, bones, muscles and tendons. “It’s the major protein in the body that binds tissues together, and is also known as the body’s scaffolding or supporting structure,” explains Dr Adams. The only issue is that, as we age, our body’s production of collagen starts to decline, which leads to physical signs of ageing such as wrinkles. Taking a collagen supplement, or consuming any protein source rich in proline and glycine, may help increase your body’s production. However, Dr Adams recommends ensuring that your collagen supplement comes from a reputable company.</p> <p><strong>Tumeric</strong></p> <p>This golden ancient spice that gives curry its yellow colour has a slew of anti-ageing benefits, specifically anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protective perks. “The active ingredient, a compound called curcumin, has been found to prevent cognitive decline,” says clinical nutritionist, Dr David Friedman. In other words, if you want to have a sharp mind through the decades, take turmeric. But that’s not all, Dr Friedman points out: studies also show turmeric to be helpful in reversing many of the chronic illnesses associated with ageing like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer.</p> <p><strong>Vitamin D</strong></p> <p>If you’re good about staying out of the sun, the downside could mean that you’re not synthesising enough vitamin D – which is actually a hormone that plays a key role in almost all organ systems in the body, explains naturopath, Olivia Rose. “From prevention and treatment of heart disease, osteoporosis, muscle pain and weakness, joint pain, memory issues, prevention of cold and flu, as well as the prevention of cancer and more, optimal levels of vitamin D in the blood should be around 120 nmol/L,” she says. “Older adults also make vitamin D less efficiently than younger individuals, therefore supplementation is key.”</p> <p><strong>Coconut oil</strong></p> <p>Coconut oil’s benefits have been getting a lot of attention – it is incredibly nutrient-dense, and people around the globe use it as a natural remedy for a myriad of ailments. In particular, Dr Adams explains, coconut oil is a good source of antioxidants, which help fight diseases like cancer, heart disease, joint pain and inflammation, and ageing. While he does not recommend taking coconut oil in large amounts, due to the potential negative aspect that it may raise bad LDL cholesterol, he encourages clients to use it sparingly in cooking to impart different flavours and add variety to their diets.</p> <p><strong>Omega-3 fatty acids</strong></p> <p>This heart-healthy fat is essential to good health with a laundry list of benefits, such as improving eye, brain and heart health and fighting depression and anxiety. “Omega-3s, found naturally in the diet in fatty fish like salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel and sardines, and also in other sources like chia, flax and walnuts, are important for helping our body reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and maintain healthy skin,” says Dr Adams. “Omega-3s are also critical for brain functioning and some research shows supplementation may be beneficial during pregnancy for foetal brain and eye development.” He usually recommends clients take 2.5-3 grams of omega-3 per day, but be sure to consume with food to increase absorption and minimise any gastrointestinal upset.</p> <p><strong>Green tea</strong></p> <p>For centuries, healers have hailed this beverage as a longevity booster. In fact, one study published in the <em>Annals of Epidemiology</em> found that individuals who consume green tea on a regular basis are at a lower risk for heart disease and premature death. Additionally, green tea has brain-boosting benefits – it seems to enhance memory and increase attention. Aim to drink one to two cups of green tea daily, ideally in place of your coffee.</p> <p><strong>Dark chocolate</strong></p> <p>Perhaps the most appealing natural anti-ageing remedy, dark chocolate may keep you young thanks to its rich antioxidant content. One study from the <em>British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology</em> showed antioxidants in dark chocolate – mainly flavonoids – protect the brain from age-related cognitive decline. What’s more, Dr Friedman notes, eating dark chocolate regularly can have positive effects on the skin by reducing facial wrinkles, helping protect against sun exposure, and improving skin elasticity.</p> <p><strong>Blueberries</strong></p> <p>These yummy, round berries are more than delicious: they also contain an age-defying antioxidant called anthocyanin, which research has found to possess powerful anti-inflammatory effects. “In addition, blueberries increase brain signalling, which improves memory and helps balance glucose levels, which may combat neurodegeneration linked to Alzheimer’s disease,” says Dr Friedman. “Also, research from the Harvard School of Public Health shows regular consumption of blueberries can reduce the risk of heart attack in women by 32 per cent.”</p> <p><strong>CBD oil</strong></p> <p>You may have heard about the anxiety-reducing and sleep-enhancing benefits of CBD oil, but did you know it can improve circulation, reduce heart issues, and prevent the kind of high blood pressure linked to ageing? “CBD oil derived from cannabis has been shown to reduce blood pressure and improve circulation, although there have not been a lot of studies because cannabis has been illegal for many years,” says naturopath, Dr Lynn Anderson. “CBD oil removes the THC, which is the compound that causes the ‘high’ for cannabis,” she explains.</p> <p><strong>Grapeseed oil</strong></p> <p>This oil, a byproduct of wine-making, also serves as an anti-ageing remedy, according to Dr Rose. “Used topically, grapeseed oil can strengthen hair strands when added to your regular hair conditioning regimen and it can also be used as an all-natural makeup remover, which will also help reduce the appearance of fine lines due to its incredible antioxidant properties,” she says. “Grapeseed oil is rich in vitamin E, a vitamin and antioxidant known to be helpful for the prevention of heart disease, particularly when it’s consumed as food.” She recommends using it straight or adding a few drops to your favourite moisturiser or adding a teaspoon to a facial mask of ripe avocados.</p> <p><strong>Yucca root</strong></p> <p>This root vegetable that’s native to subtropical climates, mostly South America, is rich in carbohydrates and serves as an excellent source of fibre, vitamin C, potassium and folate (an essential nutrient for pregnant women). It also happens to help with creaking joints, a sign of arthritis. “Arthritis, like many diseases, is inflammation-related, and yucca root extract happens to be an ancient natural remedy for inflammation,” says Dr Anderson. “Yucca is a good source of saponins, which may have anti-arthritic properties by suppressing intestinal protozoa which may have a role in joint inflammation.”</p> <p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1e0866d5-7fff-33e6-15e2-14e248dbd11e">Written by Jenn Sinrich. This article first appeared in <a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/beauty/13-natural-remedies-that-can-help-slow-down-ageing" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here’s our best subscription offer.</a></span></em></p> <p><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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Kate Middleton's sweet tribute to the late Princess Diana

<p>Kate Middleton stunned fans as she paraded down The Mall in a chic Alexander McQueen dress to celebrate Trooping the Colour.</p> <p>Eagle-eyed royal fans may have also noticed that the Duchess of Cambridge made a sweet tribute to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.</p> <p>The royal mum-of-three, who sat alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the carriage procession, could be seen wearing a pair of earrings that once belonged to the Princess of Wales, paired with William’s mothers sapphire engagement ring.</p> <p>The precious earrings were a favourite of Princess Diana’s as they perfectly matched her engagement ring and could be seen being worn by her daughter-in-law today.</p> <p>The double drop pair were originally given to Diana as a wedding gift as part of a suite of jewels from Crown Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>In a special “letter of wishes” included in her will, Princess Diana wrote: “I would like to allocate all my jewellery to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it. I leave the exact division of the jewellery to your discretion.”</p> <p>Applause erupted as thousands of royal fans swamped the Union Jack-lined Mall on Thursday for the Trooping the Colour in honour of Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.</p> <p>Kate was joined in a carriage by Prince George, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Camilla as the jubilant crowd cheered. Fans caught a glimpse of the royals who appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside the Queen.</p> <p>Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be noticeably absent from the display after Her Majesty limited the line-up to working royals only.</p> <p>The party will be joined by Beatrice and Eugenie and Zara Tindall at the Major General’s Office overlooking Horseguards Parade.</p> <p><em>Images: Getty</em></p>

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