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Antonella Gambotto-Burke opens up about the downfalls of having had stunning looks in her youth. Now, at 56 years old, she says she is happy to be losing her 'beautiful mask'. Having dealt with jealous boyfriends as a result of her beauty in the past, Antonella says now her face lets her 'character to shine through'.

Gail Rolfe shares how slinky straps can help you add a sexy element to your look. The Mail's fashion editor in the 80s shares the best summery style picks. She says it's a way to embrace a slight baring of skin in the current climate.

Gail Rolfe says finding a 'forever tend' that suits you is key to lasting style. The Mail's fashion editor in the 1980s says understanding what fits you best is vital, regardless of 'passing fads'.

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A host of guests donned all their finery as they poured through the gates for the four-day Yorkshire Ebor Festival, one of the highlights of the racing calendar.

Iram Ramzan slams the appointment of Jason Grant as a 'period dignity officer', hitting out at £36,000 role as a 'waste of taxpayers' money'.

Linda Mitchelmore shares the discovery that made her understand why her mother has been so 'distant'. The author had found am old photo of her mother pregnant, leading to the discovery.

Every week, FEMAIL asks two singletons to report back from their blind date. This week Shona, 53 and Nick, 57, share the outcome of their date in the UK.

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Researchers from the U.S. have created the Food Compass, which, they say, is the most comprehensive system ever devised to assess the nutrition content of what we eat.

Olivia Poulet and Laurence Dobiesz discuss bringing their book, 12 Hours To Say I Love You, to life and reliving some painful memories along the way.

Kate Wills opens up about curating a five-star wardrobe from rental sites. She speaks about how dressing in luxe gowns made her feel 'like a trust funder'. 'Dressing like a character from the hit TV show Succession makes me feel like I am one, except, perhaps, for the fact I flinch every time my two-year-old daughter comes near me with her dripping red ice lolly,' she says.

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Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has revealed that Charles gave his opinion to MSPs when he attended the state opening of the Scottish Parliament last October. The royal was played by Josh O'Connor in the fourth season of the drama, with critics at the time saying the portrayal of Prince Charles' marriage to Diana was 'distorted' and that viewers were misled into believing its fictionalised account of events. Some of the most outrageous scenes from the series wrongly suggested the affair between Charles and Camilla continued throughout his marriage to Diana (right and left) and that Charles argued with Lord Mounbatten days before his death (top inset).

The Queen has led the tributes to her daughter Princess Anne who celebrated her 72nd birthday on Monday.

Speaking to Germany's Bild newspaper, Prince Ludwig's father Prince Luitpold said he hoped his son and Sophie Alexandra Evekink would 'start a family soon'.

Insiders told The Telegraph the Duke of Cambridge, 40, and the Duke of Sussex, 37, have not been consulted on the programme, or shown a preview of the piece.

The Danish heir to the throne was pulled out of the Herlufsholm Boarding School after allegations of sexual and physical abuse surfaced. He and his sister will attend schools in Copenhagen instead.

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams has denied claims that Prince Charles is 'effectively becoming Prince Regent' amid the Queen's health struggles, during an interview with the Express.

Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, 32, penned a sweet Instagram message to her sister Princess Beatrice - who today turned 34.

She is a society belle known for her ultra-feminine, polished style. But Lady Kitty Spencer, 31, showcases a rather more punk rock look in her latest modelling campaign. Princess Diana's niece sports a choppy blonde bob with a tousled fringe in an advert for D&G eyewear. The 80s-inspired styling is finished with a bold red lip, chunky gold jewellery and oversized black sunglasses.

The Spanish royals, who are enjoying their summer break at Almudaina Palace, their official residence on Mallorca, stepped out in Palma on Wednesday morning.

Kate Middleton has sent a sweet letter to a six-year-old girl who invited Prince George,8, to her birthday party. The girl's mother said on Twitter that the note is 'something amazing to keep'.

Prince Charles honoured church organist Mary Edmondson, who has been playing for 75 years, with a surprise presentation at Canisbay Parish Church in Caithness.

Zara Tindall was snapped smiling broadly as her one-year-old son Lucas petted a horse as the family enjoyed a day out the at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park today.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are currently preparing to lose a mainstay of their family life when they move to Windsor in coming weeks - their nanny Maria Borrallo (right). Here FEMAIL reveals the childminders who have helped to raise  the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William and Harry... (left, Prince William with Jessie Webb; centre, Tiggy Legge-Bourke with Prince Harry; right inset, The Queen and Princess Margaret with Clara Knight, known as 'Allah; left inset, Princess Anne's son, Peter Phillips, on his way to nursery school today with his nanny, Mabel Anderson).

Writing in The Times, Matthew Syed, 51, explained he was stunned when he left the train toilet cubicle to see the Duchess of Cambridge chatting to his son Ted.

Body language expert Judi James told FEMAIL that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 40, use 'constant touch and eye contact' to 'support' their children on engagements.

Former royal butler Grant Harrold told OK! Prince William 'deliberately' broke royal protocol to hug Lionesses after their win over Germany in the Euro 2022 Final to show 'the real him'.

The Queen's official Instagram and Twitter page have yet to share a public message with the Duchess of Sussex as she celebrates her 41st birthday today.

Lady Butter, who was a descendant of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia and a close childhood friend of the Queen, passed away 'peacefully' on Friday at the age of 97.

Princess Charlotte's black-and-white striped Rachel Riley dress sold out within 24 hours of her surprise appearance with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Birmingham.

The eight-year-old daughter of the Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall appeared in great spirits as she enjoyed a fun day out at the prestigious event.

The former England rugby player, 43, attended the prestigious event, held at the Princess Royal 's estate, alongside his two daughters Mia, eight, and Lena, four, and his one-year-old son Lucas.

Princess Delphine, 53, told Tatler that the initial rejection by her father, the former King Albert II of Belgium, hurt her, saying: 'You don't just have a child and kick it.'

Prince Philip, who died last year aged 99, made his last public solo appearance on August 2, 2017, at a Royal Marine parade in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

The 36-year-old aristocrat, whose family was once one of the richest in Austria-Hungary, wed Franziska, nicknamed Sissi, in a picturesque ceremony in Carinthia.

Visiting the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Kate Middleton, 40, donned a set of jewels she first wore for Princess Charlotte's christening in 2015.

The Prince of Wales (pictured) was snapped driving himself to a Sunday church service in Scotland today. Charles, 74, who is currently staying in Scotland, where he is known as the Duke of Rothsay, appeared to look relaxed behind the wheel of his car as he made his way to Crathie Kirk church. He was joined by Prince Edward, 58, (pictured) who was seen driving a different car, with his daughter Lady Louise Windsor, 18, (pictured) in the passenger seat.

Queen Letizia, 49, visited the Paseo de Sagrera market with her mother-in-law Queen Sofia, 83, and dauighters Princess Leonor, 16, and Princess Sofia, 15.

Prince William has been snapped doting on his daughter Princess Charlotte as the young royal attended the Commonwealth Games with her parents in Birmingham today.

This weekend, an Instagram fan account in honour of Prince Albert II of Monaco shared a throwback snap of the 64-year-old.

According to Tatler , Princess Maria Laura of Belgium will tie-the-knot with William Isvy on 10 September in a Roman Catholic ceremony due to take place at the Cathedral of St Michel and St Gudula in Brussels (left, right and inset). The Belgian royal family will likely be in attendance, as well as other European royals.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been named best dressed person of 2022 in a list compiled by Tatler magazine - and some men have even made the top 10 too.

Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex's daughter Lady Louise Windsor, 18, was pictured beaming as her cousin Kate Middleton, 40, arrived to say hello at the Aquatics Centre in Birmingham.

He's largely grown up away from the limelight - but James, Viscount Severn, has recently been taking on a more public role on a string of engagements with his family.

Princess Charlotte, seven, put on a scene-stealing display of emotions as she joined her parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Princess Charlotte, seven, said her favourite sport is gymnastics during a visit to SportsAid House in Birmingham during the Commonwealth Games today.

Sophie Wessex, 57, donned a ME+EM black frilled blouse as she attended the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with her family, proving the store is one of her favourites.

The Queen's grandson, 14, was joined by his parents, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex , as well as his 18-year-old sister Lady Louise Windsor in Birmingham.

Princess Charlotte, seven, put on an enthusiastic display as she watched the Commonwealth Games with her parents in Birmingham this afternoon.

Leonor, 16, and Sofía, 15, grinned and waved at cheerful crowds while walking around the the Cartuja de Valldemossa monastery with their parents, Queen Letizia and King Felipe of Spain.

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Return of the mid-Atlantic accent! As Brooklyn Beckham debuts a new American twang, FEMAIL reveals the other British stars who have adopted a blended speaking voice including Prince Harry and Millie Bobby Brown

Brooklyn Beckham has become the latest celebrity to show off his multitude of accents this week (left). Here FEMAIL reveals the other stars who have adopted an unusual hybrid tone, including Millie Bobby Brown, who grew up in Dorset until the age of eight (centre), Northerner Harry Styles (right), ultra posh Prince Harry (left inset) and Wolverhampton-born Liam Payne (right inset).

Actor Idris Elba may have reportedly turned down the role of James Bond, but he is far from the first Hollywood star to walk away from a blockbuster role.

Wanting to make your garden look bright and colourful again - even in a heatwave? Femail brings you the best drought-resistant plants that will spruce up your garden - and save your water bill.

Chartered psychologist Dr Lalitaa Suglani, from Birmingham, has revealed five ways people pleasing can affect your relationships in a post on Instagram.

UK author of When Love Bites, Cathy Press, shared her expertise of the dating phenomenon known as breadcrumbing and gave her insight into why people keep others hanging on with little bits of attention.

Sir Ralph Halpern rose up the ranks at Burton Group and founded Topshop in before betraying his boss to take the top job at the company 10 years later and enjoying enormous success.

Dr Sarah Davies, a psychologist and trauma therapist based in Harley Street, told Femail that the term 'narcissist' has become a buzzword, and how to identify genuinely abusive behaviour.

Writing in the British Medical Journal, two female NHS surgeons claimed anal intercourse is becoming more common among straight couples. Here's what you need to know if you are trying it.

Lady Micheline Connery, 93, could be seen reclining on a boat alongside her granddaughter Saskia, 26, in the Bahamas, where she lived with the James Bond star until he died.

The bizarre Twitter page @MeldrewPoint demonstrates the stark contrast between famous people and the grumpy British sitcom character when they reach his age.

The steakhouse, part of a chain run by Turkish chef, Nusret Gökçe, who rose to viral fame back in 2017 for his unusual meat seasoning technique, made £7million of sales in its first four months.

The Game of Thrones star was criticised by British actress Jameela Jamil and West Side Story's Rachel Zegler, from New Jersey, after making the comments in an interview with The Times.

The free-to-use Rave To Save app and matching wristbands - that record the amount of dance moves made by users - were recently promoted by celeb-loved club Amnesia in Ibiza.

The broadcaster wore a Menovest, which simulates hot flushes experienced during the menopause, on his lunchtime BBC Radio 2 show - and admitted he was distracted by the sudden heat.

Train conductor Lucie, 53, wanted to put herself first while teacher Taryn, 40, admitted that a messy divorce dented her confidence on the Channel 5 show last night.

On Wednesday night, it emerged Texas native Jerry and her 91-year-old ex settled their break-up agreement and 'remain good friends'.

A couple with a 40-year-age gap have defied all the odds and recently celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. Edna Martin, 87, and Simon Martin, 47, from Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, met when she was 69 and he was 31, at a concert and say it was 'love at first sight'. They said they owe their successful marriage (pictured left on their wedding day) to treating each other with affection and going out on adventures every day.

'Glamorous' Nicola Kilby, 47, from Cirencester, suffered from a rare condition called Wegener's Granulomatosis (GPA) which attacked her entire body and changed her appearance.

Edinburgh Council has brought in a nil-cap policy on strip clubs. Former stripper Stacey Clare spoke on Good Morning Britain to explain that the move will make the industry 'unsafe'.

Araba Banson, 24, from London, says she also suffers from agonising back pain which leaves her bed-ridden, and spends £120 on new bras for ever expanding breasts.

Leylah Dobinson, 23, from Hastings is an Instagram model whjo takes inspiration from Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe - but has been sent death threats over her looks by critics online.

Joan Welch, from Hales, lost two fiancés during World War II, but eventually found love again when she married her husband Phillip Eaton in 1956.

Kate Regan, 26, from Pennsylvania, said eating disorders can be triggered at a young age and parents can inadvertently cause children to develop unhealthy food relationships.

Jayne Bowman, 59, from Hampshire, was left with a painful neck covered in red sores and that made it look like she had 'lizard' skin after she spent £500 on fibroblast therapy from a Facebook beautician.

Diamond Jackson, 23, from Dinwiddie, Virginia, was stunned when her dated told her he wants a women who 'knows when to stop' after she ate a side portion of grilled chicken salad.

Lexi Zielinska, 24, from Essex, used to earn £1,100 a month at the DIY chain, until she opened an OnlyFans account in 2020 and left her job to pursue her modelling career full-time.

Stacy Thomson, 43,from St Albans, Hertfordshire had Milo, one, in 2021 after failing to find a partner to have a child with on the regular sites she was using- she then created her own.

Paula Stillie, 51, from Buckie in Scotland, first appeared on the ITV programme in 2021, when she described how she struggled growing up with a different skin colour from her adoptive white family.

Nick Gardner, from Gairloch, Scotland, has completed his attempt to climb Scotland's 282 Munros on behalf of his wife, Janet, 84, who developed Alzheimer's and Osteoporosis.

Aliyah Coleman, 26, of Cibolo, Texas, had only ever been with women, until she fell in love with Kenneth Coleman, 30 years her senior. The pair are now happily married with an 'amazing sex life'.

'Brother Sage,' 68, is a man from Colorado who drinks his urine every morning and holds courses where couples can pay $345 to learn the basics of the practice.

Rachel Griffiths, 25, from Connah's Quay, Wales, receives sexist comments while at work as a plumber - with both male and female customers telling her they weren't expecting a woman.

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A gallery compiled on defused.com featuring social media snaps from around the world shows domestic cats at their most animated, from giving their owners a dirty look (pictured right) to refusing to have a bath (centre). One furious cat threw himself against the window after being left outside in the garden (left).

Samantha Best, 24, a social media influencer from New Zealand and her son Kaelin, four, moved to Auckland to live with best friend Lauren Robinson, 26 and her daughter Haidyn, five.

A UK-based woman has sparked a debate on Mumsnet after explaining that her drunken husband had a lap dance at a stag do with a group of single friends,.

People from around the world have shared their best zero waste ideas on social media, with Bored Panda collating some in an eye-opening online gallery.

Engineering student Viktoriya Shilova, 20, was attending her brother's wedding near St Petersburg when she took a dramatic tumble down a flight of stairs.

Ryan Jackson, from Warrington, Cheshire, was almost booted out of £2,000-entry Ibiza club after prank left him running through Ocean Beach club naked- only for Wayne Lineker to 'save the day'.

People from around the world have taken to Whisper to reveal the reasons why they have lost interest in their partners, including one who can't stand her boyfriend's pronunciations.

Fedya, a three-year-old cat from Rostov, Russia, has become an online sensation after his owner, Natalia Zhdanova, 41, posted his snaps on Instagram.

These youngsters from around the world had lots of fun winding up their teachers by writing witty and very cheeky incorrect answers to exam questions. The snaps were shared on Daily Stuff.

The woman took to the UK parenting forum Mumsnet to explain that she had wanted to share details of her 'extremely toxic and abusive childhood' with her 'relatively new friend'.

Megan Lasuzzo, 32, of Texas, fitted her bulldog Olive with special mask to stop her from eating grasshoppers. But she didn't realize it would make Olive look like killer Hannibal Lecter.

Nurses from all over the world have admitted on Whisper what they really think of their job, from patients 'treating them life waitstaff' to dates 'sexualizing their job'.

UK-based whizz Nicola Lewis, founder of This Girl Can Organise, explained it's a simple four-step process, starting with ensuring you have the right storage for all your essentials.

Leoni Williamson, 20, had just made it to her home in Clapham after a night of clubbing when she fell off her bike in a knee-slapping footage recorded by the Ring camera at her front door.

The 2014 Bake Off champ turned planet-friendly cleaning wizard impressed her Instagram followers with her latest kitchen trick - restoring a grimy plastic chopping board.

We've all tried to get that perfect photo of our travels but this Daily Choices gallery shows it does not always work. One image shows a man getting his head stuck in a bull sculpture in New York.

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When the Judy Garland version of the Wizard of Oz was released, it was the last word in special effects, make-up, set design and costumes, not to mention the highpoint of the teenage star's career. Now, the film is set to be given new life once again with a fresh big screen adaptation helmed by writer/director Kenya Barris. But while the timeless tale, based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum, continues to entice audiences, stories from the set of the 1939 film are far less magical. Here, FEMAIL reveals some of the most astonishing (including the ones illustrated above).

FEMAIL has spoken to education, parenting and career experts from across the UK who have shared their advice on what you can do to prepare your child ahead of A-level results day on Thursday.

According to a recent study led by Boston University, pregnant women are more likely to suffer the heartbreak of a miscarriage during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere.

West End star Marisha Wallace, who played Motormouth Maybelle opposite Michael Ball in Hairspray, argued women are the victims of 'discrimination' over going grey.

American psychologist Dr Greg Matos penned a piece titled 'The Rise of Lonely, Single Men' for Psychology Today , in which he argued 'men need to address their [relationship] skills deficits'.

Emma Mackey, 26, who was born and raised in France, will star as Emily Bront√ę in a hotly-anticipated biopic scheduled for release later this year. It's the latest in a string of successes.

Anna Lee, 31, from California, met the founder of a sex toy company at a party and, inspired by their work, set about launching her own 'smart' sex toy, the Lioness.

Wedding expert Kat Williams, from Reading, who founded Rock N Roll Bride magazine, has revealed her tips for couples, saying more bridesmaids equals extra expense.

Ellie Marr, an Albania specialist at Regent Holidays, told The Times holidaymakers had seen the 'stunning coast and natural beauty' of the country on TikTok.

The sale of The Groucho Club for £40million marks the latest chapter in the storied history of the star-studded Soho haunt which has welcomed everyone from Kate Moss to Bill Clinton.

A mother, from London, took to parenting forum NappyValleyNet to ask if her son will be at a disadvantage when it comes to getting a univeristy place and a job in the future.

Nicolle Green, 41, from Lewes, East Sussex, was stunned when at just a few days old Emerson Blake Nutley's blonde locks stuck up in a natural mohawk.

TV producer Josie and anti-corruption expert Duncan, from Southwick, appear on Channel 4's George Clarke's Old House, New Home tonight as they convert a barn.

Wily toddler Bonnie Howards, from Birmingham, refuses to give up her dummies. And now she has got the family pet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel hooked on them too.

Viewers of Channel 4's Worst House on the Street were left horrified last night after Gemma and Scott, from York, unveiled the renovated garden of their three-bedroom home.

Is your Instagram peppered with posed-up engagement photos and OTT gender reveal parties? Then you are well and truly passé, British pop culture expert Nick Ede tells FEMAIL.

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