2016 has been a year where the world has lost countless iconic famous face, with David Bowie, Muhammed Ali and Alan Rickman just some of the stars who have tragically passed away. Artist Chris Barker began to pay tribute to the unusually high amount of notable deaths by creating a collage of them all together in November in a St Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover-inspired montage, and updated it in December following the sad passing of stars including George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The montage has gone viral online, and the artist spoke about deciding to create it. In a blog post, he wrote: "What a year, I was thinking, David Bowie, Brexit and now this. A lot of people speculate that Bowie was actually the glue that was holding the universe together. It's c...
We've seen Prince George on a number of occasions now – at public engagements, in official photographs, and most recently during week's tour of Canada – and there's one thing that royal watchers have noticed about the little royal: he only ever wears shorts. According to an etiquette expert there is a very good reason for this - and it's nothing to do with fashion, but rather royal and aristocratic tradition. Prince George pictured on the Canada royal tour "It's a very English thing to dress a young boy in shorts," William Hanson told Harper's Bazaar UK. "Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England. "Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle cla
ns of George Michael have been paying tribute to the late singer, who passed away at the age of 53 on Christmas Day, by sharing stories of their experiences with the former Wham! band member, revealing him to be a hugely generous man. Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman opened up about George helping out a woman in need during his time as the executive producer on Deal or No Deal. He tweeted: "A woman on 'Deal Or No Deal' told us she needed £15k for IVF treatment. George Michael secretly phoned the next day and gave her the £15k." Richard's tweet prompted responses from others who had their own stories about George, with one replying to the tweet: "When I worked for a big charity we had a huge donation from him after his mum died," while another added: "He gave a stranger in a cafe £25
Reports of Queen Elizabeth’s illness has left several Britons worried about their 90-year-old monarch, who skipped Christmas service for the first time in decades this year. Meanwhile, false reports of her death have also been circulating on social media, putting the future of U.K.’s monarchy to debate. While the lives of those closest in line to succeed the world’s longest reigning living monarch are well-documented, the ones farther down the line don’t make headlines too often. The members of the royal family help the queen with her royal duties. The royal family collectively carry out 2,000 official engagements throughout the U.K. and worldwide. Queen Elizabeth II has had four children — Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward — with her husband, Prince Philip
Filthy jokes, cosy lunches, outrageous gossip - the secrets of Diana's VERY flirty friendship with George Michael Princess Diana and George Michael were ‘great friends,’ who liked each other George was g*y but there's long been speculation about their relationship Diana loved having friends like George over for lunch, away from the spotlight Her former chef Darren McGrady has told of their special bond over the years Princess Diana was in high spirits — it was one of her ‘good days’ — when George Michael came to a halt in his swanky cabriolet outside the entrance to her apartments at Kensington Palace. Hearing the car pull up, she rushed into the kitchen, where her chef, Darren McGrady was preparing lunch for the pair, and yelled excitedly: ‘Darren, Darren, come here!’ Darren followed
Prince William and Kate Middleton slammed for ‘shirking royal duties’ Prince William has been slammed for attending less than half the number of official events this year compared with his dad at the same stage of life. The Sun reports statistics released this week showed William made 188 appearances in 2016 and wife Kate 140 — but in 1985 dad Charles made 404 official appearances and mum Princess Diana 299. It will reinforce the view that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are not as busy. One royal insider said: “The Cambridges are the reluctant royals. “They would much rather be at home with the children but so would most British parents. “Unfortunately, ordinary people don’t get the choice.” William and Kate, both 34, insist they are concentrating on raising their children, Princ
Prince William and Harry rule out a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of Diana's death: Royals say they want to highlight their mother's charity work and continue her legacy Princes William and Harry ruled out a major event for the Royal Family to attend There'll be no repeat of the Wembley concert held for the tenth anniversary Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash on August 31, 1997, at the age of 36 Princes William and Harry have ruled out a concert or other major event to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of their mother, Princess Diana. They are determined that they will lead any tributes and it will not be a ‘Royal Family’ occasion. They have not yet made up their minds whether to hold a memorial service. The brothers want to use public interest in the anniversary to