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The key to Carole Middleton’s chic Wimbledon style is already in your closet

Wimbledon means adhering to a few rules (bare shoulders, jeans, short skirts and trainers are banned); equally, anything too dressy looks wrong at midday in midsummer. Potential rain showers and sudden sweat-inducing heat waves are also factors to consider.In the 1980s and ‘90s, Princess Diana and Princess Anne responded to this with lots of colourful linen skirt suits and pretty separates; thirty years on, and the dress undoubtedly reigns supreme.

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Elton John reveals Queen 'slapped' another royal at Prince Andrew's birthday party
Elton John has shared secrets about the royal family after knowing them well for years, with the singer regularly performing at their big events.The singer recorded a heartfelt performance of Your Song for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, which was projected onto Buckingham Palace during the star-studded concert.Elton first met Princess Diana at Prince Andrew's 21st birthday party at Windsor Castle in 1981, and the pair bonded instantly.The singer recalled ending up on the dance floor with the Queen, who partied while still carrying her handbag.In his 2019 book Me, Elton wrote: "I was trying to dance as inaudibly as possible with Princess Anne and the Queen — still holding her handbag — while what appeared to be the world's quietest disco played Bill Haley."I tried my best to come up with a facial expression that suggested this was a perfectly normal state of affairs."At another party for Prince Andrew's 21st, Elton claimed he saw the Queen jokingly slap Viscount Linley, who is her sister Princess Margaret's son.The Queen asked Linley to check on his younger sister, who had been too ill to attend, but he didn't want to leave the party.Elton said: "When he repeatedly tried to fob her off, the Queen lightly slapped him across the face, saying 'Don't' — SLAP — 'argue' — SLAP — 'with' — SLAP — 'me' — SLAP — 'I' — SLAP — 'am' — SLAP — 'THE QUEEN!'"That seemed to do the trick. As he left, she saw me staring at her, gave me a wink and walked off."Whilst Elton performed for the Queen for her big night, he couldn't attend in person as he was travelling around Europe for his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road tour.He posted on social media: "I was thrilled and honoured to be asked to be part of the Platinum Party at the Palace.
See Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Daughter Lilibet in New 1st Birthday Portrait
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are sharing a new photo of their little girl! On Monday, the couple shared a picture of their daughter, Lilibet, which was taken during her first birthday party at Frogmore Cottage.Taken by Misan Harriman, a close family friend of the couple, the candid shot shows the tot smiling as she sits in the grass. Lilibet wore a light blue dress and a white bow in her hair for the special day.A spokesperson for the couple tells ET that Lilibet's parents invited close friends and family to celebrate her first birthday with a casual, intimate backyard picnic at Frogmore Cottage.A source close to the family previously told ET that several relatives were on hand for the occasion, including Princess Anne's children, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, along with their spouses and children. The birthday girl's cake was created by Claire Ptak, from East London’s Violet Bakery, the same baker who was responsible for crafting Meghan and Harry's wedding cake in 2018.The party was an opportunity for the young children who are close in age to spend some time together, the source noted, adding that it was low-key and relaxed with birthday cake for all the kids to enjoy.Meghan and Harry are incredibly touched by the birthday wishes for their daughter, and amazed that more than $100,000 was raised for World Central Kitchen in her honor, according to their spokesperson.The organization, the couple's spokesperson explains, is close to Meghan and Harry's hearts as it's first on the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crisis.
Harry and Meghan miss Jubilee concert to 'spend Lilibet's birthday privately'
Queen's Platinum Jubilee concert.But rather than it being a snub to the Royal Family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen to sit the event out so that they can celebrate their own daughter's birthday instead.More than 30 members of the royal family are set to gather at the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace tonight (Saturday, June 4) – including Prince William and Kate Middleton.The party will take place in front of Buckingham Palace.But Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chose to spend the night celebrating their youngest daughter Lilibet's first birthday instead.A spokesperson for the couple, who stepped down as senior royals in 2020, said they were spending the day privately – although no details about how Lilibet's birthday was celebrated have been given.The family has been staying at the highly secure Frogsmore Cottage, due to it having 24/7 security, something the couple forfeited when they left their working royal roles.The huge celebration concert, featuring acts such as Diana Ross, Sir Paul McCartney, Queen and Adam Lambert and Alicia Keys will be attended by Prince Charles and Camilla and Prince William and Kate Middleton.It has not been confirmed whether the Queen will make an appearance tonight, despite it taking place outside her front door, but others attending include the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn.Also in attendance will be the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank.Zara and Mike Tindall, who spent the day at the Epsom Derby with Princess Anne and Sir Tim, will also be there, as will the Queen’s cousins the Duke of
Prince George’s cute nickname for Kate Middleton spotted by lip-reading expert
Prince George, his sister Princess Charlotte and younger brother Prince Louis, have stolen the show in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee at their first carriage debut.The young royals rode together in the carriage in the procession along with their mother, Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.The celebration marks 70 years of the Queen on the throne since she becomes the first monarch in the nation's history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.During the short journey from Buckingham Palace to watch the Horse Guard Parade, the eight-year-old waves to the crowd as they head down to the Mall.He is spotted calling his mum an adorable nickname by lip-reading expert Jeremy Freeman when he turns to speak to Kate.According to Jeremy, George adjusts his posture on the carriage and says: "Momma."Meanwhile his younger brother, Louis, is seen being "slapped down" by sister Charlotte, who appears to tell him to stop waving.Louis is spotted wearing a very similar outfit his father, Prince William, once wore when he attended Trooping the Colour in 1985.The four-year-old puts on a navy and white striped sailor-inspired outfit in a touching yet sweet tribute to William.Charlotte is seen wearing a cornflower blue dress and a blue ribbon on her braided hair.The group is later seen joining the Queen at Buckingham Palace balcony as they watch the Royal Air Force flypast.For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.The 96-year-old Monarch stepped out of the famous balcony along with cousin, the Duke of Kent, son Prince Charles, daughter Princess Anne and Camilla, while Kate and William lead their three children to meet the well-wishers.While it was confirmed