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    PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: ADORABLE MIMI THE BUNNY WEARING HER NEW KNITTED FLOWER HEADBAND) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
    Mimi was born with no ears and is completely deaf (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

    Mimi the tiny bunny is completely deaf and has only three legs.

    But thanks to a loving owner, neither of these things hold her back.

    Mimi’s owner is Rodajia Welch, 22, who decided that she’d make her rabbit some woolen ears to stand in for her missing ones.

    The charity worker brought home Mimi, her mother, and the rest of the litter after their elderly breeder became too ill to care for them.

    Mimi looks a little different to her brothers and sisters. Not wanting her to feel left out, Rodajia set to work knitting her a set of ears.

    PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: ADORABLE MIMI THE BUNNY WEARING HER NEW KNITTED EARS) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
    Her owner knits her replacements (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

    On an average day the bunny will wear white knitted ears with a pink middle, but she sometimes experiments with knitted flower crowns and rounded mouse ears.

    ‘Deciding to make the ears all started with finding her a name – it obviously had to be ear-related,’ said Rodajia.

    ‘So while doing some research my boyfriend Josh came across Kemonomimi, which is a form of cosplay where the characters have animal ears.

    ‘It was perfect because she didn’t have any ears and she could be whatever she wanted to be.

    PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: MIMI THE BUNNY WAS BORN WITH NO EARS) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
    Mimi was the runt of the litter and also has just three legs (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

    ‘I got super excited and decided to make her her own pair of bunny ears.’

    Rodajia adopted Mimi after the 77-year-old who bred the litter was forced to give up the rabbits after falling ill.

    Rodajia will take care of all the bunnies until they’re old enough to be separated, then will keep Mimi as her pet.

    ‘Mimi is the runt of the litter and was born with no ears and three legs – she’s missing a front one,’ she said.

    ‘She’s the runt and a lot smaller than the others so I believe that it was maybe a lack of oxygen or not enough nutrition for development.

    PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: MIMI THE BUNNY WITH OWNER RODAJIA WELCH) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266
    She’s lucky to have found a loving home with Rodajia (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

    ‘She only wears the ears after I’ve just made them for pictures, or when she’s sitting with me.

    ‘She lets me put them on her but for safety reasons I don’t tie them in a knot so if she wanted to, she could just knock them off pretty easy.

    ‘She doesn’t act like she’s bothered by them – usually she’s eating so she doesn’t pay much attention.

    ‘Sometimes she will try to eat the ribbon but then I take them off or move it so she can’t get it.

    ‘The other bunnies aren’t around when I put them on, they would probably try to chew on them.’

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    Kennedy News and MediaKennedy News and MediaellencscottPIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: ADORABLE MIMI THE BUNNY WEARING HER NEW KNITTED FLOWER HEADBAND) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: ADORABLE MIMI THE BUNNY WEARING HER NEW KNITTED EARS) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: MIMI THE BUNNY WAS BORN WITH NO EARS) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: MIMI THE BUNNY WITH OWNER RODAJIA WELCH) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266Kennedy News and MediaKennedy News and MediaellencscottPIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: ADORABLE MIMI THE BUNNY WEARING HER NEW KNITTED FLOWER HEADBAND) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: ADORABLE MIMI THE BUNNY WEARING HER NEW KNITTED EARS) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: MIMI THE BUNNY WAS BORN WITH NO EARS) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266PIC FROM Kennedy News and Media (PICTURED: MIMI THE BUNNY WITH OWNER RODAJIA WELCH) A tiny bunny born with NO EARS can now live 'hoppily ever after' - as her caring adoptive owner KNITTED her a pair out of wool. Mimi, the seven-week-old runt of her litter, is completely deaf and has only three legs, but thanks to Rodajia Welch, 22, and her wool ears, the rabbit can 'be whoever she wants to be'. To make sure she feels as fabulous as her furry siblings, Rodajia knitted an impressive collection of woollen ears after being inspired by cosplay - in which people dress up in flamboyant outfits.SEE KENNEDY NEWS COPY - 0161 697 4266

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    It’s Princess Eugenie’s wedding today, fashion friends.

    While we are of course very interested in her dress (she is the bride, after all), we’re also keen to have a look at what our regular royals, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, are wearing.

    Let’s look at Meghan’s outfit first.

    Meghan arrived to the wedding wearing a navy two-piece set with a matching fascinator.

    The navy dress and coat are by Givenchy and her hat is by Noel Stewart.

    The shoes are by Manolo Blahnik.

    It’s an interesting choice for Meghan. She wore Givenchy for her own wedding at Windsor, so the Duchess is sticking to a theme.

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728ct) Meghan Duchess of Sussex The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018
    (Picture: Rex Features)

    She carried a clutch bag along with leather gloves, and completed her outfit with simply navy stilettos and sparkling jewellery.

    Her hair and makeup was kept minimal with an updo, a soft smoky eye, and a nude lip.

    Meghan’s ‘suspicious’ long coat has sparked rumours of a pregnancy, but it’s also entirely possible that her understated look is to ensure she doesn’t upstage the bride.

    Kate Middleton arrived wearing a fuschia Alexander McQueen dress and a Philip Treacy fascinator, complete with a veil.

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927742p) Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018
    (Picture: Rex Features)

    She paired her dress with burgundy velvet pumps by Jimmy Choo and a matching clutch.

    Kate’s hair and makeup was kept simple as usual – a touch of blush and an updo.

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728de) Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018
    (Picture: Rex Features)

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    MORE: Sarah Ferguson wears green dress for Princess Eugenie’s wedding


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    Where to eat and drink in London this week:

    This week, it’s Bright in London Fields, Hackney – brilliant food and confident cooking in a simple, unpretentious setting – and a margarita-martini hybrid up The Shard.

    Bright, London Fields

    Bright restaurant review - turbot and tomato (Picture: Bar Fox)
    Bright restaurant review – turbot and tomato (Picture: Bar Fox)

    What happens when you combine ridiculously good wine bar P Franco in Clapton (one of 2017’s restaurants of the year) with wine shop Noble Liquor?

    Well, something very good, we discovered.

    Nestled in Netil House in London Fields and run by the same team behind P Franco and Noble Liquor, Bright is a pretty minimalist joint with simple décor, menus and seating that lets the food and wine take centre stage.

    On our visit we shot for some snacks to start – move over olives and almonds…the mackerel and shiso tempura (£8) and fried cheddar pastry (£6) were ridiculously good.

    Mackerel tempura and grilled chicken bar snacks at Bright in London Fields (Picture: Bar Fox)
    Mackerel tempura and grilled chicken bar snacks at Bright in London Fields (Picture: Bar Fox)

    The tempura was generously filled while still being light and crispy and the pastries, well, these were cheesy balls of utter joy covered in floaty, finely grated cheddar and were inhaled in seconds.

    Feeling that more snacks were needed the grilled chicken (£8) was ordered with yoghurt, lemon and garum. Succulent, crispy-skinned and again disappeared swiftly.

    Next up were the bull’s heart tomatoes with olives and marjoram (£9). The simple flavours let the extremely good tomatoes do the talking…less is more as they say.

    the simple decor at Bright in London Fields (Picture: Bright)
    The simple decor at Bright in London Fields (Picture: Bright)

    These were joined by turbot cooked on the bone (£25), one hell of a succulent, meaty piece of fish.

    Finished off with some shards of chocolate with sea salt and caraway (£4) – a bitter sweet end (in a good way) to a damn tasty night out – if, with a £98 bill for 3 starters, shared main and pudding and a £20 bottle of wine, a tad on the pricey side.

    Find Bright at: 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL, email bright@wearenoble.co.uk, telephone +44 20 3095 9407. Visit brightrestaurant.co.uk

     

    Margatinis at Aqua Shard Bar

    There is much to love about Aqua Shard bar. Not only does it have views to to die for – it’s on the 31st floor of The Shard, after all – it also has some of the best cocktails in town, so it’s no surprise that despite the hefty prices (worth it for the panoramic view of the city) this place is a destination.

    It’s always busy and surprisingly not just with tourists.

    The Aqua Shard bar on the 31st flor of The Shard has the killer views you've been after (Picture: Aqua Shard)
    The Aqua Shard bar on the 31st flor of The Shard has the killer views you’ve been after (Picture: Aqua Shard)

    Now – back to the cocktails and why we keep on coming back to Aqua Shard bar.

    We love friendly and charismatic staff – it’s what elevates a place from being ‘just another bar’ to somewhere to come back to time and time again.

    It’s about being made to feel like a local, no matter where you are. Bar manager Eduard Balan gets this – plus he is a talented and inventive barman who makes great drinks. He’s a story teller and he does so via his cocktails.

    The invention of his we like best is the Margatini, which he tells us he was inspired to create based on the love we have for the margarita and the martini.

    Here's Eduard - leased as punch about his Marga-tini. If you see him at Aqua, order the Marga-tini and say hi from us
    Here’s Eduard – pleased as punch about his Margatini. If you see him at Aqua, say hi from us

    ‘I wanted to create a cocktail that would be a fusion of two of the biggest consumed cocktails in the States – the margarita is the number one choice, followed by the martini.’ he said. He tells us that he wanted to maintain the essence of the margarita cocktail but with the influence of a martini.

    So, inspired by pastry ingredients and their properties, he used agar agar to clarify the lime juice in order to get a clear, martini-style drink. ‘I used, agave and orange flower water to emphasise the Cointreau orange taste, and finally the waqamomo peach as a substitute to the olive,’ he says. ‘The result is a fusion of the two favourites, creating a transparent, unique cocktail I call the Marga-tini’.

    His excitement is contagious – so contagious in fact, that we had to have four just to make sure we knew exactly what he was talking about.

    If you have time (or £) to explore Eduard’s cocktail list further, he does an interesting take on a Negroni and the bar has just started stocking bottled cocktails inspired by original ‘Club cocktails’, including one in mint and chocolate.

    Aqua Shard bar is at The Shard. Visit aquashard.co.uk for more information. 

     

    GOT YOUR OWN INSIDER TIPS OR REVIEWS?

    Why not give us your own suggestions and reviews, or just say hi.

    Hit us up at hello@barfox.co.uk. Include pics, details and your twitter/facebook/insta page and we’ll give you a link up.

     


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    Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
    (Picture: PA)

    What’s Sarah Ferguson wearing for her daughter Princess Eugenie’s wedding?

    Green, clearly.

    Sarah Ferguson made quite the style statement as the wedding by arriving in a bright green dress, along with a matching hat.

    The outfit has drawn comparisons to the green sweet from Quality Street.

    She completed her outfit with sparkling emerald earrings and a nude toned bag.

    The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James Whatling
    (Picture: James Whatling)

    She fist-pumped and waved to the crowds as she arrived.

    The Duchess’s dress is by a local Windsor company called Emma Louise Design, while her bag is a vintage Manolo Blahnik that her late mother Susan Barrantes carried at Sarah’s wedding.

    Her hat is the creation of milliner Jess Collett.

    While most people are fans of the Duchess of York’s bold colour choice, it has drawn some interesting comments on Twitter.

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927742x) Princess Beatrice and Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018
    (Picture: Rex Features)

    Every royal wedding that's taken place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is taking place at Windsor Castle - but they're not the first royal couple to have said their vows at the Queen's residence.

    The bride and groom to be will be saying 'I do' in front of 600 family and friends inside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday 19 May.

    Windsor is expected to be flooded with crowds of people as fans gather to wish Harry and Meghan well.

    Here is a list of all of the British royal couples in history who have married at Windsor Castle too (and while some may remember Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles married in Windsor, they didn't marry in Windsor Castle - they instead tied the knot at the Guildhall in Windsor).

    Prince Edward and Princess Alexandra

    Illustration of the marriage of Edward, Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark in St, George's Chapel, Windsor, March 10th 1863 (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

    Another illustration from the 1863 marriage of King Edward VII and Princess Alexandra of Denmark at Windsor Castle (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    On 10 March 1863, Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, the eldest son and successor of Queen Victoria, married Princess Alexandra of Denmark at St George's Chapel.

     

    Princess Helena and Prince Christian

    On 5 July 1866, Princess Helena, who was the third daughter of Queen Victoria, married Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg at St George's Chapel.

     

    Princess Louise and Marquess of Lorne

    On 21 March 1871, Princess Louise, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, married the Marquess of Lorne (later Duke of Argyll) at St George's Chapel.

     

    Prince Arthur and Princess Louise Margaret

    1878: Arthur William, Duke of Connaught (1850 - 1942), third son of Queen Victoria with the Duchess of Connaught, formerly Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia. (Photo by Spencer Arnold/Getty Images)

    On 13 March 1879, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, who was the third son of Queen Victoria, married Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia at St George's Chapel.

     

    Princess Frederica and Luitbert von Pawel Rammingen

    On 24 March 1880, Princess Frederica of Hanover, the great-granddaughter of King George III, married Luitbert von Pawel Rammingen at St George's Chapel.

     

    Prince Leopold and Princess Helena

    On 27 April 1882, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, the youngest son of Queen Victoria, married Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont at St George's Chapel.

    Princes Marie Louise and Prince Aribert

    British Royalty, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Circa 1897 (L-R) Prince Leopold of Battenberg, Princess Aribert of Anhalt, Prince Edward of York (Duke of Windsor), Duchess of York (Queen Mary), Princess May (Princess Royal), Princess Margaret of Connaught, Prince Alexander of Battenberg (on ground), Prince Albert of York (King George V), Queen Victoria, Prince Arthur of Connaught,Queen of Spain, Duchess of Connaught, Princess Ena of Battenberg, Princess Henry of Battenberg,Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Princes Patricia of Connaught, Prince Maurice of Battenberg (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

    On 6 July 1891, Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (daughter of Princess Christian) married Prince Aribert of Anhalt at St George's Chapel.

     

    Princess Alice and Prince Alexander

    Princess Alice of Albany married Prince Alexander George of Teck (Picture: W. & D. Downey/Getty Images)

    On 10 February 1904, Princess Alice of Albany (daughter of the Duke of Albany), married Prince Alexander of Teck (later Earl of Athlone) at St George's Chapel.

     

    Princess Margaret and Prince Gustaf

    Gustav VI marrying Princess Margaret of Connaught in Windsor Castle in 1905 (Picture: Engraving. L'Illustration)

    On 15 June 1905, Princess Margaret of Connaught (daughter of the Duke of Connaught) married Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden (later King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden) at St George's Chapel.

     

    Prince Edward and Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones

    Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones leave St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on their wedding day (Picture: GERRY PENNY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones wave to wellwishers as they leave the chapel (Picture: GERRY PENNY/AFP/Getty Images)

    On 19 June 1999, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, married Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones at St George's Chapel. Theirs was the first wedding to take place at the chapel for 94 years.

     

    Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall

    Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, depart the Civil Ceremony where they were legally married, at The Guildhall in Windsor on April 9, 2005 (Picture: Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

    On 9 April 2005, divorcee Prince Charles married fellow divorcee Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall.

    Charles' marriage had to be approved by the Queen, the government and the Church Of England as, given he is the future Supreme Governor of the Church Of England, his divorcee status was met with some caution.

    They were set to marry at Windsor Castle in a civil ceremony followed by a religious blessing at St George's Chapel. However, Windsor Castle would have had to have applied for a licence for civil marriages, with one condition being that the venue must be available for civil marriages for a period of 12 months, which the royal family did not want.

    Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall leave St George's Chapel (Picture: Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA/WireImage)

    Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, his wife Camilla, the Duchess Of Cornwall, and mother by HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen, leave the Service of Prayer and Dedication (Picture: ROTA-Pool/Getty Images)

    The couple were therefore married at the town hall at Windsor Guildhall with Prince William and Tom Parker Bowles witnesses.

    The Queen and the Duke Of Edinburgh then joined for their religious blessing.

    A reception was held at Windsor Castle for the newly married couple, arranged by the Queen.

     

    Queen Elizabeth ll chats to Zara Phillips following the wedding of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly at St. George's Chapel on May 17, 2008 in Windsor (Picture: Pool/Anwar Hussein Collection/WireImage)

    On 17 May 2008, Peter Phillips, the son of Anne, Princess Royal and Mark Phillips, married Canadian Autumn Kelly at St George's Chapel.

    Ahead of their marriage, Kelly converted from Roman Catholicism to join the Church of England. Had she remained Roman Catholic, Phillips would have lost his place in the current line of the succession to the throne, of which he is 14th, due to the terms of the 1701 Act Of Settlement.

    They welcomed the Queen's first great-grandchild, Savannah Anne Kathleen, on 29 December 2010.

     

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ben STANSALL - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
    Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Picture: Ben STANSALL - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot on 19 May at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

    Their special day was the first royal wedding to take place there in 10 years, after Peter and Autumn's.

     

    And one more to go...

    Princess Beatrice and Jack Brooksbank

    Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank announced their engagement on 22 January this year (Picture: EPA/Jonathan Brad)

    Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will be marrying at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Friday 12 October, just five months after Harry and Meghan.

    Where the Royal Family have previously honeymooned

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    Where have the royals honeymooned in the past?

    Prince William and Kate Middleton

    Married: Friday 29 April 2011

    Beautiful palm trees against the sky during a tropical sunset in the Seychelles (Picture: Getty)

    After their lavish wedding at Westminster Abbey, Kate and William put their honeymoon on hold for 10 days while William headed back to work as a search-and-rescue pilot.

    While they tried to keep their honeymoon top secret, Kensington Palace eventually confirmed that the newlyweds were spending 10 days on a secluded villa on a private island north of the Seychelles. The island holds special memories for the Cambridges as it's the destination they jetted to when they got back together after a brief split in 2007.

    It's understood they would have spent longer lapping up the luxury in the Seychelles but William's work commitments and their scheduled tour to the United States and Canada meant they had to cut it short.

    Prince William and Kate Middleton walk hand in hand from Buckingham Palace the day after their wedding to a waiting helicopter (Picture: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

     

    Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

    Married: Saturday 30 July 2011

    The stunning pool area at Hotel Columbia Beach Resort in south Cyprus (Picture: Getty)

    Zara and Mike tied the knot in Scotland in the Queen's Palace Of Holyroodhouse. They delayed their honeymoon for three months.

    The couple chose Cyprus, staying at the Columbia Beach Resort near Limassol, which overlooks Pissouri Bay.

    Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall after their wedding at Canongate Kirk (Picture: Getty)

     

    Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly

    Married: Saturday 17 May 2008

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    After marrying at St George's Chapel in Windsor in 2008, Peter and Autumn Phillips headed to Tuningi - a South African safari lodge on a 165,000 acre reserve.

    Their honeymoon was marred with controversy when they allowed the resort to release three photos of them enjoying their honeymoon, in return for a discounted stay.

    Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly at St. George's Chapel on May 17, 2008 (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

     

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh

    Married: 20 November 1947

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    After their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip headed to Broadlands House in Hampshire, which was owned by Philip's uncle Lord Mountbatten.

    They then enjoyed a trip to Scotland where they stayed at Bikhall Lodge.

    A then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on their honeymoon at Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire. (Picture: Central Press/Getty Images)

    Another official photograph of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their honeymoon in Hampshire (Picture: Central Press/Getty Images)

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip revisit Broadlands to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on November 20 (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

     

    Prince Edward, Earl Of Wessex and Sophie, Countess Of Wessex

    Married: Saturday 19 June 1999

    Sunlight shines on Birkhall House, a royal residence in Glen Muick, on Balmoral estate near Ballater in Aberdeenshire (Picture: Getty)

    Sophie Rhys-Jones married Prince Edward at St George's Chapel in 1999.

    They followed Edward's mother, the Queen's, lead and spent their honeymoon in Scotland's Birkhall Lodge.

    In fact, they ended up extending their break as they'd had such good weather while there.

    Birkhall Lodge is also where the Queen and Prince Philip honeymooned, as well as Prince Charles and Diana and Prince Charles and Camilla.

    Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones leave St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle 19 June 1999 (Picture: GERRY PENNY/AFP/Getty Images)

     

    Anne, Princess Royal and Mark Phillips

    Married: Wednesday 14 November 1973.

    Small uninhabited horse shoe shaped island seen from above off of island of Isabela in Galapagos.

    Following their Westminster Abbey nuptials in 1973, Anne, Princess Royal and Mark Phillips wasted no time in jetting off to the Caribbean.

    They boarded the Royal Yacht Britannia in Barbados and enjoyed a tour of the Caribbean islands, with a few thunder storms thrown in. Their honeymoon ended on the Galapagos Islands.

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    Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales and Diana, Princess Of Wales

    Married: Wednesday 29 July 1981

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    After Charles and Diana's iconic St Paul's Cathedral wedding in 1981, the pair enjoyed a luxurious three-month honeymoon.

    First, the newlyweds headed to Broadlands House in Hampshire, which was owned by Prince Philip's uncle Lord Mountbatten.

    They then headed to Birkhall in Scotland before going on a 12-day cruise around the Greek islands on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

    An official photograph of Prince Charles and Diana on their honeymoon in Scotland in 1981 (Picture: Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

    Charles and Diana on the Royal Yacht Britannia at the start of their honeymoon to the Greek islands (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

     

    Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales and Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall

    Married: Saturday 9 April 2005

    Sunlight shines on Birkhall House, a royal residence in Glen Muick, on Balmoral estate near Ballater in Aberdeenshire.

    Prince Charles and Camilla married in a civil ceremony service at Guildhall, Windsor, in 2005, before a blessing at St George's Chapel directly after.

    Charles' second honeymoon was much like his first - they honeymooned in Birkhall Lodge before heading to the Greek islands on board a luxury yacht.

    Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, take time out from their honeymoon at Birkhall on the Queen's Aberdeenshire estate, to undertake their first joint official engagement opening Monaltrie Park children's playground in Ballater near Balmoral on April 14, 2005 (Picture: Getty Images)

    Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, his wife Camilla, the Duchess Of Cornwall, and mother by HM Queen Elizabeth II (Picture: Getty Images)

     

    King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, The Queen Mother

    Married: Thursday 26 April 1923

    Polesden Lacey is an elegant Edwardian house and estate, located on the North Downs at Great Bookham, near Dorking (Picture: Getty)

    Glamis Castle was the second destination for their honeymoon (Picture: Getty)

    After their wedding in Westminster Abbey - which was the first royal wedding to really involved the public and was done to lift people's spirits after the war, George and Elizabeth honeymooned in Surrey, England.

    They stayed at the sumptuous Polesden Lacey, which was a country manor house owned by their friend, socialite Mrs Ronald Greville, and they played golf and tennis for much of their stay.

    Next, they headed to Glamis Castle in Scotland, which Elizabeth's family owned, but she ended up coming down with a nasty cold thanks to the snow and rain. She said at the time it was 'not a very romantic disease'.

    King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their wedding day (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

     

    Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones

    Married: Friday 6 May 1960

    The couple toured the islands in the Caribbean (Picture: Getty)

    Following their marriage at Westminster Abbey, Princess Margaret and her photographer husband Antony Armstrong-Jones, later the 1st Earl Of Snowdon, headed on their honeymoon.

    The pair toured the Caribbean for six whole weeks, on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, visiting islands including Trinidad, Antigua and Mustique.

    Princess Margaret and husband Antony Armstrong-Jones wave from the deck on the Royal Yacht Britannia during their six-week Caribbean honeymoon cruise in the West Indies (Picture: Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

     

    Prince Andrew, Duke Of York and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess Of York

    Married: Wednesday 23 July 1986

    Azores is the location of Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew's honeymoon (Picture: Getty)

    Following their marriage in Westminster Abbey, the Duke and Duchess Of York headed on honeymoon in an open carriage, complete with a paper mache satellite dish and sign that read 'Phone Home', as well as a giant teddy bear, all placed there by Diana, Edward and Viscount Linley, Princess Margaret's son.

    They boarded a royal jet - with the back door emblazoned with the words 'just married' - and flew to Azores where they enjoyed a five-day cruise around the Atlantic on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

    Some of the islands they visited they could only enter access via a rubber dinghy.

    The Duke And Duchess Of York Leaving Buckingham Palace In A Carriage With A Huge Teddy Bear And Balloons As They Start Their Honeymoon Together (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

    The Duke And Duchess Of York return from their Honeymoon On Board The Royal Yacht Britannia (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

    Wherever Harry and Meghan went, if, indeed, they have been, one thing we want to know is: did they wear those swimsuits they were gifted or not?

    MORE: Who are Princess Eugenie’s bridesmaids and is Princess Beatrice maid of honour?

    MORE: When did Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson divorce and why – a look at their 10 year marriage


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    Princess Eugenie arrives with her father, the Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
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    Princess Eugenie is getting married, and just like with any wedding, the most exciting part of the whole thing is the dress.

    What does it look like?

    Princessy! It’s got a low back, a low v-neckline and is a silver white, a full skirt, long sleeves and appears to to be made of a heavy silk or satin, embroidered with a floral design.

    Princess Eugenie rides in a car with her husband, the Duke of York on her way to marry Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
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    She also wore a tiara, which once belonged to the Queen Mother, borrowed from Granny (the Queen), made from diamonds and emeralds.

    Eugenie’s wedding shoes are from Charlotte Olympia, she is carrying a bouquet by Patrice van Hellen Oakes.

    In terms of glam, her hair is by Sonny-Jo Macfarlane at Hari’s and make up by Bobbi Brown’s Hannah Martin

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    Princess Eugenie arrives at her wedding to Jack Brooksbank. Images of the wedding dress The Royal Wedding - Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
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    Who made the dress?

    Designer Peter Pilotto with Christopher de Vos.

    According to The Telegraph, ‘During several fittings the dress was developed layer by layer, constructing it from the corset and the complex underskirt to the fitted bodice and full pleated skirt.’

    The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James Whatling
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    Did she wear a veil?

    Unlike Meghan and Kate, Eugenie was modern and went without a veil.

    Britain's Princess Eugenie arrives accompanied by her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at St George's Chapel for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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    How does it compare to Meghan and Kate?

    Meghan’s dress was made by Givency and was a simple, classic white number with an embroidered veil featuring a flower from each of the Commonwealth countries

    File photo dated 19/05/18 of The Duchess of Sussex, formerly Meghan Markle, in a Givenchy dress, leaving St George's Chapel with the Duke of Sussex after their wedding. A bridal expert has suggested that Princess Eugenie should opt for an elegant and simple wedding dress to create a memorable royal look, rather than going for over-the-top drama. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday September 30, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding, Dress. Photo credit should read: /PA Wire
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    Kate’s dress was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. It had a lace overlay reminiscent of Grace Kelly’s dress from her marriage to the Prince of Monaco.

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    Will she hide her scars?

    Eugenie had previously hinted that her wedding dress wouldn’t cover up the scars on her back, saying: ‘I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that.’

    The scars come from an operation she had when she was twelve, as she had scoliosis (a curvature of the spine).

    How does it compare to her mum’s?

    Quite different! Eugenie’s mother Sarah Ferguson got married during the 1980’s, when volume was a big deal. and shorter veils were considered the height of chic. However, it looks like the bow at the back of Eugenie’s dress is a little homage to her mother’s dress which had the same thing.

    The Duke and Duchess of York (formerly Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson) smile happily during their carriage procession after their wedding at Westminster Abbey in London. Sarah, Duchess of York is the archetypal mother of the bride, a larger-than-life character prone to controversy, outspoken and fiercely loyal to her family. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday September 30, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding Duchess. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
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    How much did it cost?

    A wedding dress by Peter Pilloto usually costs in the region of £2,500, however this one will have been tailor made for Eugenie.

    MORE: Mum shares glorious rant from a bride who’s fed up of answering questions about her wedding

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    The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James Whatling
    Princess Eugenie wore one of the Queen Mother’s tiaras for her wedding day (Picture: James Whatling)

    Princess Eugenie is wearing the Queen Mother’s emerald Kokoshnik tiara for her royal wedding to Jack Brooksbank.

    The princess – who is the youngest daughter or Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York – chose a green colour theme for her wedding.

    And matching the theme beautifully was her tiara, which was in the Queen Mother’s collection.

    The stunning diamond and emerald Kokoshnik tiara formerly belonged to Queen Alexandra.

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    Princess Eugenie arrives for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
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    It was given to Alexandra, Princess of Wales, as a 25th wedding anniversary gift in 1888 by Lady Salisbury.

    The bride arrived at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle at 11am for her wedding ceremony, with Princess Beatrice acting as her maid of honour.

    It is reported that she had wanted a tiara in the shape of a kokoshnik – which is translated to a ‘cock’s comb’ and is a traditional Russian folk headdress.

    The tiara was created by Garrard & Co. It features white gold bars pavé-set with diamonds, with the longest being 6.5 cm (2.5 in).

    Princess Eugenie arrives with her father, the Duke of York, for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
    The colour theme for Eugenie and Jack’s wedding is green (Picture: PA)

    The showpiece of the tiara is the 93.70-carat emerald, which sits in the centre of three small emerald either side.

    Alexandra is said to have sent her aunt, the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a letter reading: ‘The presents are quite magnificent.

    When she died in 1925, she gave the tiara to her daughter-in-law, Queen Mary.

     

    Queen Mary later left all of her jewels to the Queen Mother in 1953, known as the ‘Greville bequest’, and it was inherited by the Queen when her mother died in 2002.

    Eugenie paired the tiara with diamond and emerald drop earrings, which were a gift from her husband for their wedding day.

    The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James Whatling
    Sarah Ferguson (Picture: James Whatling)

    Sarah Fergusion, who kept to the colour theme with her outfit by wearing a striking bright green jacket and dress, also wore diamond and emerald earrings for the big day.

    MORE: Bride Princess Eugenie arrives for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank

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    Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
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    Who are her bridesmaids?

    Eugenie’s bridesmaids and page boys are mostly children, including Princess Charlotte and Robbie Williams’ daughter Theodora and Prince George.

    Otheres include Louis de Givenchy, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, and 10-year-old Viscount Severn.

    Her sister Beatrice arrived before the ceremony wearing a blue dress, but is the Maid of Honour – a fact revealed in an interview with Vogue. However she arrived before the ceremony, separate to her sister and was seated at the start of the ceremony.

    Her suit is Ralph and Russo, the same brand who dressed Meghan Markle for her engagement photo shoot. She wore a hat made by Sarah Cant.

    Sarah Ferguson and Princess Beatrice arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
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    What are they wearing?

    Amaia Kids – a brand also worn by Charlotte and George for other occasions. Clearly a royal favourite.

    A bridesmaid waves a she arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

    What’s with the sash?

    The sash incorporates the colours of the Mark Bradford artwork in the order of service. Nice, right?

    How much did the dresses cost?

    Dresses on the Amaia Kids webside are between £60 and £110.

    Do they like them?

    I mean, who knows. Prince George has worn a LOT of knickerbockers in his time, so is clearly a pro.

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    **COPYRIGHT UNKNOWN USE AT OWN RISK** *PIXELATE/BLUR TO OWN DISCRETION* PIC FROM Caters News - (PICTURED: Groping granny halloween costume ) - An online fancy dress retailer has sparked outrage from sex attack victims for selling a dirty old man flasher Halloween costume.The Luton-based company has come under fire from survivors of sexual abuse over the tasteless and offensive 24.99 costume, which features a long coat with a naked mans body underneath. Victims have also slammed a similar costume sold on the site for 27.99 dubbed groping granny, featuring a naked elderly woman.SEE CATERS COPY
    Flasher costumes are accused of making light of sexual assault (Picture: Caters News Agency)

    There’s a big conversation happening about what makes an appropriate Halloween costume.

    Cultural appropriation is finally being called out, universities are banning certain costumes that could be seen as offensive, and one website was forced to remove a sexy Handmaid’s Tale inspired costume after backlash.

    In light of these discussions, are ‘flasher’ costumes still an acceptable choice for 31 October?

    On fancy dress retailers and on Ebay, you can still find costumes made to make the wearer look like a ‘flasher’.

    Luton-based company Jokers Masquarade has come under fire to its £24.99 ‘dirty old man flasher’ costume, made up of a nude bodysuit, a trench coat, and a false penis.

    ‘Not for the easily offended, our hilarious Adult Dirty Old Man Flasher Stag Costume is ideal for stag nights,’ reads the description. ‘When the jacket is fastened, you look like a perfectly respectable OAP, but the quick release Velcro ensures that at a moment’s notice you can strip to reveal your manhood!’

    Some have accused those selling the costume of making light of sexual assault.

    **COPYRIGHT UNKNOWN USE AT OWN RISK** **PIXELATE/BLUR TO OWN DISCRETION* PIC FROM Caters News - (PICTURED: Old flasher halloween costume) - An online fancy dress retailer has sparked outrage from sex attack victims for selling a dirty old man flasher Halloween costume.The Luton-based company has come under fire from survivors of sexual abuse over the tasteless and offensive 24.99 costume, which features a long coat with a naked mans body underneath. Victims have also slammed a similar costume sold on the site for 27.99 dubbed groping granny, featuring a naked elderly woman.SEE CATERS COPY
    Jokers Masquerade sells male and female flasher costumes (Picture: Caters News)

    One woman named Lisa, a survivor of sexual abuse, said the costume makes her ‘want to vomit’.

    She had similar concerns for the female version of the costume sold on the site, called the ‘groping granny’ outfit.

    ‘The name of this costume is extremely offensive, not to mention the vulgarity of the costume itself,’ said Lisa.

    ‘For me, it brings up my past reality – that I had no control and was not strong enough to fend off my attacker.

    ‘This costume is a trigger for me, as a survivor, on many levels.

    ‘As a survivor of 10 years of child abuse, if I saw someone wearing this costume on the street, I would be filled with anger.’

    Pauline Flynn, who runs The Believe Foundation, said: ‘They are extremely tasteless and offensive and it would appear that the manufacturer gave no thought to the impact and potential triggers that these costumes could have on victims that have endured sexual offences.

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    Ebay also sells flasher costumes (Picture: Ebay)

    ‘In terms of the “dirty old man”, the manufacturer appears to be glamorising the idea of a sex offender, which sends the wrong message.

    ‘A young person could purchase this costume.

    The ‘groping granny’, is certainly sending a very bad message and I have concerns that this kind of costume would only encourage individuals that are in need of specific treatment and not yet able to control themselves.’

    The store is the same retailer previously criticised for selling a ‘Blade Gunner’ costume that lets you dress up as Oscar Pistorius.

    It’s worth noting that Jokers Masquerade is not the only shop selling flasher costumes, however. A quick search brings up flasher costumes sold on Ebay and Escapade, as well as guides for making your own flasher inspired outfit.

    We’ve reached out to Jokers Masquerade for comment, and will update this article if they respond.

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    I’m 27 and I’ve never been in a relationship.

    I didn’t think I’d still be single at this age, and it’s not for the want of trying. I would like to find someone, but I’m more aware than ever of how much pressure there is to ‘couple up’, and it has to stop.

    Meeting people is not easy. On nights out, I have approached people. I’ve tried meeting people through friends. I’ve been openly vocal on social media about my relationship status. I’ve even applied for First Dates.

    Yet, I’ve found myself in my late twenties with no experience of dating, and I’ve become so used to the single life that the idea of becoming anything more than friends with someone seems daunting.

    I’ve never been close to anyone. I’ve never been kissed, never been on a proper date and I’ve never felt love – I’m not even sure I know what it feels like.

    Society tells us that there is someone out there for everyone. A relationship is painted as perfect and something that should be desired and achieved.

    You are also made to feel like it’s wrong to not be in a relationship, and that there’s something wrong with you for being single. This bothers me a lot and I am starting to wonder, could there actually be something wrong with me?

    After all, it’s not that easy to just love someone. It has to be reciprocated; you both have to feel the same way.

    Don’t get me wrong – I’ve ‘liked’ many people. Although looking back, it might be better described as infatuation, as it’s always been one-sided and never gone any further.

    My school years were nothing short of chaotic: I didn’t have many male friends and was constantly taunted for having friends that were girls and bullied about being gay.

    It sounds silly, but as everyone was saying it, I just started to believe this was who I was. I was so confused.

    There were a few times in school where I took a liking to a couple of individuals, but I found it really difficult to be honest about my feelings, so would just keep quiet while everyone else around me was building relationships and having their first girlfriend or boyfriend.

    I now know that I am bisexual, but it has taken me a long time to even admit that to myself.

    It’s harder than ever to find someone with so many dating apps on the market.

    These apps work for many but I’ve had such rubbish experiences.

    One in particular sticks out: I matched with a guy on Tinder and we were talking, flirting and getting to know each other – things were going well.

    Then out of nowhere, he asked me about the clothes size I wear and what size waist I was. I remember thinking, what the hell, is this real?

    We didn’t meet up.

    There is huge social pressure to be in a relationship. You are made to feel like it’s wrong to have never been in one, like you’re some alien creature who doesn’t have feelings.

    Sometimes I’ll be chatting with friends and they will start discussing their partners – how annoying they are or how cute they can be – and I can’t join in.

    Then there are the awkward family parties, the weddings, the funerals – all those occasions when people ask: ‘When are you going to find yourself a nice man?’ or comment that ‘you aren’t getting any younger’ and that ‘time waits for no one’.

    We have to stop putting pressure on people who have never had a relationship. It’s unnecessary and quite frankly no one else’s problem.

    We have to respect that not everyone will have the same journey in life.

    While the thought of a relationship is exciting and something that I’m interested in, it is really important to make sure that I’m in the right place and ready for what the future holds.

    We all need to feel confident enough to be able to put ourselves out there. It can’t be forced – you have to be comfortable with who you are and what you’re looking for.

    It may take time, but surely time is better than rushing into something?

    Personally, I’d like to focus on myself for a while – get in a good head space and feel body confident first – so that I know I’m making the right decisions.

    I’m just a guy wanting someone to love me, but I want to wait for the right time for me.

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    How do the royal wedding dresses compare – from Kate Middleton’s to Meghan Markle’s to Princess Eugenie’s to Diana, Princess of Wales’ (Picture: PA)

    There’s not a lot more anticipated than the wedding dress when it comes to a royal wedding.

    Royal bridal gowns have been something of a public obsession for decades, capturing the nation’s imagination and attention.

    Today, as she arrived at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle with her father Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie’s dress was revealed for the first time in all its glory. And stunning it was.

    Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
    Princess Eugenie revealed her dress as she arrived at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on the morning of her wedding (Picture: PA)

    But how does Eugenie’s dress stand up against the other royal wedding gowns in history?

    Starting with the Queen Mother’s, cast your eyes over the most iconic bridal gowns in history, including Princess Margaret’s, Diana, Princess of Wales’, Kate Middleton’s and Meghan Markle’s – and you can vote for your favourite at the bottom of the article:

    Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

    Wedding: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

    Date: Thursday 26 April 1923

    26th April 1923: The wedding of the Duke of York (1895 – 1952), later George VI, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (1900 – 2002). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    When Prince Albert, Duke of York, soon to be King George VI, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, tied the knot, they broke from tradition and ensured their wedding was a public affair, marrying in Westminster Abbey instead of a private, royal chapel.

    Their public celebration-style wedding, which is what we are now accustomed to with royal weddings, was a means of lifting the public’s spirits following the First World War. It was also widely believed that Prince Albert would never take to the throne, given his brother Edward was older than him.

    Why King George and not King Albert?

    King George VI’s first name was Albert – his full name was Albert Frederick Arthur George.

    He opted to use his middle name George to rule with as, following his brother Edwards VIII’s abdication in 1936, he wanted to offer the British public a sense of continuity so, given his father was King George V, he went with George as well.

    Elizabeth’s 1920s wedding gown was created by Madame Handley Seymouor, the dressmaker to Queen Mary, the sister of King George VI.

    Made with deep ivory chiffon moire, it was embroidered with pearls and a silver thread.

    Queen Mary provided the Flanders lace used for the train and the dress also featured a strip of Brussels lace, which was Elizabeth’s Strathmore family heirloom.

    26th April 1923: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900 – 2002) leaves her home for her wedding to the Duke of York, the future King George VI. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
    26th April 1923: The marriage of the Duke and Duchess of York at Westminster Abbey, London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    26th April 1923: The Duke and Duchess of York on their marriage day, later becoming King George VI (1895 – 1952) and Queen Elizabeth (1900 – 2002). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    26th April 1923: King George V of Great Britain (right) and Queen Mary on the wedding day of their son George, later King George VI, to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900 – 2002). With them are the Earl and Countess of Stramore (left). Original Artist: By Elliott & Fry. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    Attached to Queen Elizabeth’s girdle was a trail of spring green tulle. A news article at the time wrote: ‘In the trimming the bride has defied all old superstitions about the unluckiness of green.’

    The details of the Queen Mother’s dress were revealed ahead of her wedding, unlike the tradition nowadays of keeping the details top secret.

    King George VI, meanwhile, wore RAF full dress in his senior service rank of captain.

     

    Queen Elizabeth II

    Wedding: Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II

    Date: 20 November 1947

    Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip leave Westminster Abbey, London after their wedding on 20th November 1947. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

    Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke Of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey in 1947.

    Her dress was designed by court designer Norman Hartnell, who was famous for his embroidery. He took his inspiration from flowers, such as jasmine, for the pattern on her dress.

    20th November 1947: Queen Elizabeth II (as Princess Elizabeth) with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on their wedding day in Westminster Abbey, London. Original Publication: Picture Post – 4438 – Royal Wedding – pub. 1947 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)
    20th November 1947: Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, London, after their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

    Although she was the heir apparent at the time, she still had to buy her wedding dress with ration coupons. In fact, hundreds of members of the public sent Elizabeth their coupons to help her buy the gown, however it was not legal for her to use them so they were sent back. The government donated 200 coupons to help her.

    Elizabeth’s dress was made of soft Damascus Prokar. It featured a high neckline, tailored bodice and, at 13 feet long, a short trail.

    Much speculation surrounded her dress at the time and it’s understood she was worried that if the details leaked, fashion houses would copy it and she would therefore find it difficult to make last-minute alterations.

    Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II, arrives with her father, King George VI for her wedding to Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey, London on 20th November 1947. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images).
    2nd June 1953: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh wave at the crowds from the balcony at Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

    Queen Elizabeth’s tiara famously snapped on the morning of her wedding as she got ready at Buckingham Palace.

    However, the court jeweler was on standby in case of an emergency so he was rushed to his work room by police escort and it was fixed in time for the ceremony.

     

    Princess Margaret

    Wedding: Antony Armstrong-Jones and Princess Margaret

    Date: Friday 6 May 1960

    Princess Margaret married Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

    Princess Margaret married photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones in May 1960.

    It was watched by 300 million people worldwide, having become the first royal wedding ever broadcast on TV.

    Just like her sister’s gown, her wedding dress was designed by Normal Hartnell, made from silk organza.

    British Royalty, London, England, 6th May 1960, H,R,H,Princess Margaret leaves for Westminster Abbey, accompanied by her father The Duke of Edinburgh, to be married to Anthony Armstrong-Jones (Photo by Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images)
    Princess Margaret is accompanied by her brother-in-law Prince Philip during her wedding to Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminister Abbey.
    6th May 1960: Princess Margaret (1930 – 2002) and Antony Armstrong-Jones on their wedding day at Buckingham Palace after the ceremony. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
    Princess Margaret and her new husband Antony Armstrong Jones pose for a picture with their bridesmaids at Buckingham Palace, 6th May 1960. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    The newly-wed Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband, the photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones wave 06 May 1960 (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

    A total of thirty metres of fabric was used for the skirt alone and the dress won critical approval thanks to its elegant simplicity.

    It was described as ‘stunningly tailored’ by Vogue and Life magazine said it was ‘the simplest royal wedding gown in history’.

    Some fashion critics even go as far to say it is Hartnell’s finest piece of work.

     

    Anne, Princess Royal

    Wedding: Mark Phillips and Princess Anne

    Date: Wednesday 14 November 1973.

    Princess Anne on her wedding day with her husband Mark Phillips, her younger brother Prince Edward, and cousin Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

    Princess Anne married Mark Phillips in November 1973 at Westminster Abbey.

    He gown was designed by Maureen Baker, who created designs for the Susan Small label and had previously designed pieces for Anne.

    The dress had a high neckline with ‘medieval sleeves’ and was embroidered in what has been described as ‘Tudor-style’, with the train embroidered by Lock’s Embroiderers.

    (Original Caption) London, England: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Michael Ramsey blesses Prince Anne and Captain Mark Phillips during their wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey.
    Princess Anne and Mark Phillips walk down the aisle together after being married at Westminster Cathedral. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
    The wedding of Anne, Princess Royal to Mark Phillips, London, UK, 14th November 1973. Also pictured are Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Viscount Linley, Katharine, Duchess of Kent, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, King Constantine II of Greece, King Juan Carlos I of Spain, and King Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonja of Norway. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    (Original Caption) London, England: Princes Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips share a laugh on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding.

    It was reflective of 1970s fashion and widely regarded as a simple design, which Anne helped create herself.

     

    Diana, Princess Of Wales

    Wedding: Prince Charles and Diana, Princess Of Wales

    Date: Wednesday 29 July 1981

    The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, 29th July 1981. The couple leave the cathedral after the ceremony. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    Diana, Princess Of Wales’ wedding dress is possibly one of the most famous gowns in the world.

    It was kept top secret in the run up to her and Prince Charles’ wedding day, with a back-up dress even in place in case the original dress’ details leaked.

    The ivory silk taffeta and antique lace gown was designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel.

    They consulted Stephen Walters of Suffolk to help with the taffeta and Maureen Baker to help with the construction.of the dress, which featured 10,000 pearls and sequins alone.

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 29: Lady Diana Spencer Arriving With Her Father, Earl Spencer, At St Paul’s Cathedral For Her Wedding To Prince Charles. Lady Diana (princess Of Wales) Is Making Her Way Up The Stairs Whilst Her Bridesmaids Straighten Her Long Train (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
    29th July 1981: Charles, Prince of Wales, with his wife, Princess Diana (1961 – 1997), at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, during their marriage ceremony. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 29: Princess Diana And Prince Charles Walking Down The Aisle Of St Paul’s In London On Their Wedding Day With Their Bridesmaids And Pageboys (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
    The Prince and Princess of Wales leave St Paul’s Cathedral on their wedding day, 29th July 1981. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
    The Prince and Princess of Wales return to Buckingham Palace by carriage after their wedding, 29th July 1981. She wears a wedding dress by David and Elizabeth Emmanuel and the Spencer family tiara. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)
    GREAT BRITAIN – JULY 29: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales whispering to Diana, Princess of Wales on their wedding day as they appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
    LONDON – JULY 29: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their wedding on July 29, 1981 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

    Diana’s dress caused much concern for her dressmakers and seamstress as she developed the eating disorder bulimia in the run up to her wedding, dropping from a size 14 to 10.

    Her train was also practically double the length of Queen Elizabeth’s at 25 feet long, a detail that hadn’t been considered when it came to Diana making her way into the glass coach that would take her to St Paul’s Cathedral. The train ended up being crushed and creases could be seen when she emerged.

     

    Sarah Ferguson, Duchess Of York

    Wedding: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess Of York

    Date: Wednesday 23 July 1986

    Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson wave outside of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day, London, England, July 23, 1986. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew married in July 1986 in Westminster Abbey.

    Her dress was designed by Lindka Cierach, her gown was created from duchesse satin and featured heavy beading. 17 feet.

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 23: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and Prince Andrew, Duke of York stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and wave at their wedding on July 23, 1986 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

    Wedding dress fever had swept the nation so much by this point that copies of Sarah’s dress were being sold in stores hours after her wedding.

     

    Sophie, Countess Of Wessex

    Wedding: Prince Edward, Earl Of Wessex and Sophie, Countess Of Wessex

    Date: Saturday 19 June 1999

    Edward and Saphie, the new Earl and Countess of Wessex on their wedding day in Windsor on June 19, 1999. at the Windsor in Windsor, United Kingdom. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

    Sophie Rhys-Jones married Prince Edward at St George’s Chapel in June 1999.

    Her dress was designed by Samantha Shaw and was made of hand-dyed silk organza and hand-dyed silk crepe.

    The gown featured long sleeves and a V-neckline with 325,000 pearls and crystals sewn onto the dress.

    Edward and Saphie, the new Earl and Countess of Wessex on their wedding day in Windsor on June 19, 1999. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
    Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones wave to wellwishers 19 June 1999 as they leave St. George’s Chapel after their marriage at Windsor Castle. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read GERRY PENNY/AFP/Getty Images)

     

    Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall

    Wedding: Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall

    Date: Saturday 9 April 2005

    Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall (Photo by Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA/WireImage)

    When Camilla Parker Bowles married Prince Charles in June 2005, she had not one but two wedding dresses.

    The first she wore to their civil ceremony service at Guildhall, Windsor.

    The second, she wore for the blessing at St George’s Chapel, which directly followed the ceremony.

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: TRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, depart the Civil Ceremony where they were legally married, at The Guildhall, Windsor on April 9, 2005 in Berkshire, England. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
    Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall (Photo by Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA/WireImage)

    Both dresses were created by Antonia Robinson and Anna Valentine, who were working under the name Robinson Valentine at the time. They are now known as Anna Valentine.

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 9: Clarence House official handout photo of the Prince of Wales and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle April 9 2005, after their wedding ceremony. (Photo by Hugo Burnand/Pool/Getty Images)
    (Picture: Getty Images)

    Will Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall ever be Queen?

    There's much talk over what Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall's name will be when Charles ascends the throne.

    On their wedding day, Clarence House revealed that when Charles becomes King, presuming he will not abdicate, Camilla will become known as Princess Consort.

    Traditionally, as dictated by English common law, the wife of the ruling monarch is called Queen Consort: Kate Middleton will be known as when William ascends the throne.

    A Queen Consort shares her husband's social rank and status, although not his military or political powers.

    There is no historical or legal reason why Camilla would be known as Princess Consort and this year, Clarence House removed the statement dictating this, suggesting she will, after all, be known as Queen Consort.

    A Queen Consort can take the title of Queen, so Camilla would become known as Queen Camilla.

     

    The Duchess Of Cambridge

    Wedding: Prince William, Duke Of Cambridge and Kate Middleton, Duchess Of Cambridge

    Date: Friday 29 April 2011

    Catherine Middleton shows her Alexander McQueen dress in full for the first time outside Westminster Abbey (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

    Alexander McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton was the brains behind Kate’s elegant – and stunning – lace bridal gown for her wedding to Prince William.

    For months speculation was rife on who would be the designer and Sarah had kept a stealthy silence on the matter.

    So it was only natural that everyone was clamoring for the first glimpse of Kate in her dress – even it it was shielded in part by the screens at The Goring.

    As Kate finally emerged outside Westminster Abbey – with the entire world seeing her dress on TV screens before her husband-to-be had – it was confirmed that Burton was in fact the designer.

    The stunning dress featured delicate lace (Picture: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
    Pippa carried Kate’s train as they leave Westminster Abbey (Picture: Kirsty Wigglesworth – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    She was even on hand to neaten the train – which was 9ft long – on the day and ensure every inch of the dress looked perfect as Kate made her way down the aisle.

    It later emerged that Kate and Sarah had been having secret meetings at Hampton Court Palace to discuss the dress – the location chosen due to its proximity to The Royal School Of Needlework, who created the lace for the gown.

    It was so hush-hush that staff there were told that the lace they were creating was actually for a period drama.

    Sarah Burton arranges Kate’s dress just before she walked down the aisle (Picture: Jon Bond – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
    The dress designer also created Pippa’s gown (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
    Prince William and Kate Middleton emerge from Westminster Abbey after their wedding ceremony (Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

     

    Zara Phillips

    Wedding: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall

    Date: Saturday 30 July 2011

    Zara Phillips departs for her wedding to Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk on July 30, 2011 (Picture: Getty)

    Zara Phillips’ wedding dress was designed by Stewart Parvin, who was a favourite among the Royal Family.

    The dress featured sheer cap sleeves, and the silk fabric gave her a flattering shape as it opened out into the skirt.

    Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall after their wedding at Canongate Kirk (Picture: Getty)
    Zara’s wedding gown (Picture: Philip Ide – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
    Britain’s Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, is pictured after her wedding to England rugby player Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 30, 2011. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
    England rugby player Mike Tindall (L) and his new bride Britain’s Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, leave after their wedding ceremony at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland, on July 30, 2011. AFP PHOTO / DYLAN MARTINEZ/POOL (Photo credit should read DYLAN MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

     

    Meghan Markle

    Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    Date: Saturday 19 May 2018

    WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
    Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle (Picture: PA)

    After months of speculation over who the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress is, it was finally revealed on her wedding day.

    Not Ralph & Russo, Erdem or Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the designer of Meghan’s dress is Clare Waight Keller at Givenchy.

    Opting for a 1960s-style, off the shoulder gown by the first female artistic director of the French fashion house, Meghan looked stunning in her white gown.

    ‘Meghan’s chosen a clean classic high bateau neckline, which is beautifully demure.’ Bridebook.co.uk told Metro.co.uk.

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685436en) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry emerge after their wedding (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)
    Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/pool photo via AP)
    Harry takes Meghan’s hand as they walk back down the aisle (Picture: WPA Rota)
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685436gl) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018
    Meghan Markle’s dress was designed by Givenchy (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

    ‘Meghan’s dress is incredibly theatrical and exquisitely cut with an embroidered cathedral length handmade tulle veil. It is A-line with a relatively short train of about 70 inches from the waist, resulting in lovely movement as the bride walks.

    ‘There are no seams in the bodice. Incredibly clean and plain dresses such as this are VERY time consuming and complicated to make, because unlike a lace dress, there is no room for any errors and you can’t hide any wrinkles as the fabric has to sit perfectly.

    Around 250 members of the Armed Forces are making their final preparations in Windsor today ahead of the ceremonies at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle. The Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force are all providing ceremonial support to mark the occasion. Units that hold a special relationship with Prince Harry were chosen at the request of Kensington Palace. Some of the troops performing ceremonial duties today served alongside Prince Harry during his ten years in the Army. From 9.30am this morning, the Band of the Irish Guards entertained crowds as they gathered to watch events unfold around Windsor. The State Trumpeters of the Band of the Household Cavalry will play fanfares in St George?s Chapel to mark the arrival of HM The Queen and Ms Meghan Markle ahead of the wedding service.
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    ‘When you have a clean dress like that the bride really shines. You have to be very beautiful to wear a plain dress. Meghan’s face really pops out, and she looks stunning. It is possibly zibeline silk or micado fabric.’

    Meghan’s dress featured a cathedral train and she wore Queen Mary’s filigree tiara, which was last worn in the 1800s.

     

    Princess Eugenie

    Wedding: Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank

    Date: Friday 12 October 2018

    Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
    Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave St George’s Chapel following their wedding (Picture: REUTERS)

    Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have tied the knot at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, five months after Meghan and Harry wed at the very same venue.

    Eugenie and her long-term boyfriend Jack opted for a public affair, tying the knot in front of more than 800 guests, broadcasting their wedding live on ITV1 and heading on a carriage ride around Windsor straight after their nuptials.

    Eugenie wore a dress designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos in their East London studio.

    Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
    Eugenie’s gown was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos (Picture: PA)
    The Duke of York arrives with Princess Eugenie for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
    The gown showed off her back scar (Picture: PA)

    According to Peter Pilotto: ‘During several fittings the dress was developed layer by layer, constructing it from the corset and the complex underskirt to the fitted bodice and full pleated skirt.’

    She also wore a tiara, which once belonged to the Queen Mother, borrowed from Granny (the Queen), made from diamonds and emeralds.

    Eugenie’s wedding shoes are from Charlotte Olympia, she is carrying a bouquet by Patrice van Hellen Oakes. In terms of glam, her hair is by Sonny-Jo Macfarlane at Hari’s and make up by Bobbi Brown’s Hannah Martin.

    The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James Whatling
    Eugenie’s tiara was from the Queen Mother’s collection (Picture: James Whatling)

    A wedding dress by Peter Pilloto usually costs in the region of £2,500, however this one will have been tailor made for Eugenie so is likely to have cost far more.

    The dress’ featured low-back design also notably showed off Eugenie’s scar on her back from surgery when she was aged 12.

    For inspiration on mother of the bride outfits – or to see what the royals have previously chosen for the important role, click right here.

    If you are more into your jewellery, however, check out our comparison of all of the royal engagement and wedding rings here.

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    SEC_34772489-3c0cSEC_34772489-3c0camyduncanukmetroPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA WireWINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 9: Clarence House official handout photo of the Prince of Wales and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle April 9 2005, after their wedding ceremony. (Photo by Hugo Burnand/Pool/Getty Images)WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685436en) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/pool photo via AP)Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685436gl) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018Around 250 members of the Armed Forces are making their final preparations in Windsor today ahead of the ceremonies at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle. The Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force are all providing ceremonial support to mark the occasion. Units that hold a special relationship with Prince Harry were chosen at the request of Kensington Palace. Some of the troops performing ceremonial duties today served alongside Prince Harry during his ten years in the Army. From 9.30am this morning, the Band of the Irish Guards entertained crowds as they gathered to watch events unfold around Windsor. The State Trumpeters of the Band of the Household Cavalry will play fanfares in St George?s Chapel to mark the arrival of HM The Queen and Ms Meghan Markle ahead of the wedding service.Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby MelvillePrincess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA WireThe Duke of York arrives with Princess Eugenie for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA WireThe Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James WhatlingSEC_34772489-3c0cSEC_34772489-3c0camyduncanukmetroPrincess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA WireWINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 9: Clarence House official handout photo of the Prince of Wales and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle April 9 2005, after their wedding ceremony. (Photo by Hugo Burnand/Pool/Getty Images)WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685436en) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave after their wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/pool photo via AP)Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685436gl) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018Around 250 members of the Armed Forces are making their final preparations in Windsor today ahead of the ceremonies at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle. The Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force are all providing ceremonial support to mark the occasion. Units that hold a special relationship with Prince Harry were chosen at the request of Kensington Palace. Some of the troops performing ceremonial duties today served alongside Prince Harry during his ten years in the Army. From 9.30am this morning, the Band of the Irish Guards entertained crowds as they gathered to watch events unfold around Windsor. The State Trumpeters of the Band of the Household Cavalry will play fanfares in St George?s Chapel to mark the arrival of HM The Queen and Ms Meghan Markle ahead of the wedding service.Britain's Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank kiss as they leave after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby MelvillePrincess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA WireThe Duke of York arrives with Princess Eugenie for her wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA WireThe Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James Whatling

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    Orgasms are pretty hyped up.

    The female orgasm is generally regarded as a magical, mysterious thing. It’s tricky to attain. It’s the best feeling on earth. It relies on all kinds of intriguing bits like the G spot and the clitoris.

    But what does it actually feel like?

    As you might expect, it’s different for different people. But the overall sense is that it’s rather nice.

    We asked a bunch of women to describe what exactly an orgasm feels like for them. Here are their answers – some names have been changed as not everyone wants to publicly talk about cumming.

    Rebecca, 27

    ‘An orgasm feels a bit like the nice scratchy tickling feeling when someone strokes the inside of your arm, only way more intense.

    ‘It tends to build from moderate to really intense, and when you actually come it’s like a powerful rush which slowly subsides.

    ‘The sensation is closest to getting a really great massage, but with a sharper sensation.’

    Jess, 26

    ‘You just forget about everything shite for a moment, and the physical and mental kind of merge and it’s all good. It’s like a wave through your whole body that makes you lowkey high and completely glowy.

    ‘Basically if you’re wondering if you came you definitely didn’t because you could never mistake the feeling.’

    Molly, 27

    ‘I would say what I have felt is akin to finally scratching the itchiest itch.’

    Amber, 34

    ‘I think it feels like a massive release, and a way to be out of your own body for about ten seconds (I don’t know if that’s how long they last, it’s probably less than that, right?).

    ‘I don’t think it feels in any way like a sneeze, BUT the build up and release is similar but much much more satisfying.’

    Corinne, 33

    ‘It feels like an all-encompassing avalanche.’

    Kelly, 32

    ‘A tickly explosion.’

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    Sammi, 30

    ‘The best way to describe it is like a very intense, pleasurable sneeze. It’s like a release but because you’re not technically ‘releasing’ anything so it’s hard to explain.

    ‘On top of that you get a really warm fuzzy feeling throughout your body. A bit like after you have the first few sips of a really good gin and tonic.

    ‘If it’s a really good one your body kind of shudders and your clit kind of pulses and your cheeks feel hot.’

    Kate, 28

    ‘If it’s really intense I hysterically laugh after as the emotions all pour out of me. Or my eyes squeeze shut because I feel like I am going to cry and I can’t open them for a few mins.’

    Abby, 34

    ‘Well the feeling after is like when someone jumps out to scare you but then you realise it’s a joke and you feel satisfied that you’re safe. Like a deliciously tingly warm wave.

    ‘The actual orgasm is like an explosion.’

    Claire, 33

    ‘Like that loggers leap at Thorpe Park – Up up up intense intense and then boooooom splash a rush.’

    Beth, 27

    ‘Bottom of feet tingle and burn when I am about to release, that’s a constant thing but a lot of orgasms are different depending of how much build up there was or how into it you are feeling etc.’

    Trish, 28

    ‘I can feel downstairs squeezing tighter and tighter and tighter and then there’s a sudden burst and a rush through my entire body. it’s like a release, I tingle all over and there’s a pulsing as I orgasm.’

    Phoebe, 28

    ‘The climax feels like when you’re on the descent of a roller coaster, there’s a heartbeat in your groin and then suddenly you orgasm and it’s like jumping head first into a pool of pleasure.’

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    Niamh, 26

    ‘My spine tingles and I feel a massive euphoric feeling over my whole body and sometimes my vision goes blurred.’

    Camilla, 26

    ‘It starts in my legs and moves up, my heads starts throbbing everything is pulsing I feel like might burst and I’m always a little scared.’

    Chloe, 29

    ‘It just feels really warm, if that makes sense. Like, the warmth when you tuck yourself into a blanket – just really warm and comforting all over my body.’

    Tina, 27

    ‘It’s a release. It’s like you’ve got really tense without noticing, then you hit a threshold and all the tension floods out.’

    Pippa, 28

    ‘At their best it is absolute euphoria where your entire body is in sync. A warm and intense pressure that builds and builds. If it’s at this level it is the best feeling in the world.’

    Ella, 24

    ‘What I imagine the physical embodiment of euphoria would be like.’

    Sarah, 31

    ‘My description of an orgasm is that it feels like a warm sensation crawling all over your body.’

    Emma, 25

    ‘The best way I can describe the physical sensation is: If you were to lie down on a beach and feel the tide coming in, the sea’s just going up your legs, then away, then higher, then away.

    ‘Imagine the water is just a feeling of pleasure and relaxation. That’s what an orgasm feels like.’

    Laura, 27

    ‘It feels differently for every person, of course. Some orgasms feel better than others and they’re not always how they appear in films and TV shows i.e. earth-shatteringly-mind-bogglingly screaming the house down.

    ‘But, I’d say it’s a release/explosion of built up pleasure and pressure during sex (oral and penetrative) and masturbation.’

    Millicent, 30

    ‘It feels like a flame down there that gets redder and redder until it melts into white light.

    ‘The light bursts into a Kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies that fly in waves over your body, singing in a very high tone. After five or six waves the butterflies seem to scatter and leave you breathing heavily.

    Sophie, 23

    ‘It’s prickly. Not painful though.’

    Naomi, 22

    ‘An overwhelming sensation which covers the whole body… kind of like stubbing your toe, but without the pain.’

    Emily, 32

    ‘Like your limbs have turned to clouds, and your core has turned to honey, and like you’re sinking into a warm bath. No, wait – like you ARE the warm bath. And everyone is welcome in.’

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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728gz) Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018
    Sarah Ferguson wowed in green on Eugenie’s special day (Picture: Rex Features)

    Sarah Ferguson wowed in green at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank.

    Fergie was first seen as she arrived by car at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle with her eldest daughter Beatrice.

    At any wedding – royal or not – all eyes are on what the mother of the bride has chosen for her daughter’s special day, as well as what the bride’s frock looks like.

    Now Fergie’s Emma Louise Design outfit has been revealed in all its glory, here, we take a look back at what the royal mother of the brides have worn in history…

    PRINCESS EUGENIE’S WEDDING TO JACK BROOKSBANK

    Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss outside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding, Britain October 12, 2018. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERS
    Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor (Picture: REUTERS)

    Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank married on 12 October 2018.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

    When youngest daughter Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank, Sarah Ferguson made quite the style statement by arriving in a bright green dress, along with a matching hat. She completed her outfit with sparkling emerald earrings and a nude toned bag.

    The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James Whatling
    (Picture: James Whatling)

    The Duchess’s dress is by a local Windsor company called Emma Louise Design, while her bag is a vintage Manolo Blahnik that her late mother Susan Barrantes carried at Sarah’s wedding. Her hat is the creation of milliner Jess Collett.

    What about the Queen?

    The Queen looked beautiful in a powder blue jacket and hat with cream detailing and a cream dress underneath. She was spotted at the chapel with Prince Philip, carrying an order of service for the special day.

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II looks on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
    Queen Elizabeth II was beaming as she appeared for crowds at Eugenie’s wedding (Picture: Getty)
    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
    The Queen and Prince Philip leave Windsor Castle after the wedding (Picture: Getty)

     

    MEGHAN MARKLE’S WEDDING TO PRINCE HARRY

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685436gl) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018
    (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

    On Saturday 19 May, Meghan Markle married Prince Harry.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Doria Ragland

    When daughter Meghan married Prince Harry, Doria Ragland wore a stunning mint green dress and coat by Oscar de la Renta, with a wool Stephen Jones hat. She completed her radiant look with Aquazurra shoes.

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685437ex) Doria Ragland The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018
    Doria Ragland turns up at the ceremony in Windsor Castle (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)
    (Left-right) Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall walk down the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
    Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall following the wedding of Harry and Meghan (Picture: PA)

    What about the Queen?

    The Queen stood out in a striking lime green outfit with purple feather detail on her hat. Clearly she’d swapped notes with Doria regarding the colour theme for the day.

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles after the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, pool)
    The Queen beams at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding (Picture: AP)

     

    ZARA PHILLIPS’ WEDDING TO MIKE TINDALL

    Zara Phillips departs for her wedding at Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh (Picture: Getty)

    On 30 July 2011, Zara Phillips married Mike Tindall.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Anne, Princess Royal

    When daughter Zara Phillips married Mike Tindall, Anne, Princess Royal wore a pretty red pleated dress with a cream and red floral jacket. She finished her look with a head-piece, cream gloves and a cream bag.

    Princess Anne and Phil Tindall depart from the Royal wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk (Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

    What about the Queen?

    The Queen looked absolutely stunning in a peach-coloured dress and jacket with a pretty matching hat.

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the wedding between England rugby player Mike Tindall and her granddaughter Zara Phillips at Canongate Kirk (Picture: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

    What about Peter Phillips' wedding?

    Princess Anne was mother of the groom on 17 May 2008 when her son Peter Phillips married Canadian Autumn Kelly.

    She wore a burgundy dress with a cream jacket for the occasion.

    The bride’s father Brian Kelly speaks to Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and her husband Timothy Laurence following the wedding of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor (Picture: Pool/Anwar Hussein Collection/WireImage)

    What about the Queen?

    Queen Elizabeth ll speaks to bridesmaid Zara Phillips at the wedding of her brother Peter Phillips (Picture: Pool/Anwar Hussein Collection/WireImage)

     

    KATE MIDDLETON’S WEDDING TO PRINCE WILLIAM

    Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day in April 2011 (Picture: AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

    On Friday 29 April, Kate Middleton – now the Duchess Of Cambridge – married Prince William.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE – Carol Middleton

    Carol stunned in a powder blue dress and jacket ensemble, with a stylish matching hat. Her shoes and bag were blue/silver, providing a subtle contrast to her outfit.

    Carole Middleton (L) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

    What about the Queen?

    The Queen opted for a spring-themed yellow outfit.

    (Picture: Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
    The outfit and hat, designed by Angela Kelly, went on display at Fashioning A Reign: 90 years Of Style From The Queen’s Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace in July 2016 (Picture: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

    What about Pippa Middleton's big day?

    Pippa Middleton, the sister of Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives with her father Michael Middleton for her wedding to James Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield (Picture: REUTERS/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool)

    As it was a ‘kind-of’ royal wedding, here’s what Carol wore to Pippa Middleton’s wedding on 20 May 2017.

    Carol Middleton and Michael Middleton seen leaving St Mark’s Church after the Wedding Ceremony on May 20, 2017 in Englefield, England. (Picture Neil Mockford/GC Images)

     

    LAURA PARKER BOWLES’ WEDDING TO HARRY LOPES

    Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes (Picture: Gianfranco Calcagno/FilmMagic)

    On 6 May 2006, Camilla’s daughter Laura Parker Bowles married Harry Lopes,

    Harry used to be a Calvin Klein underwear model and now works as a chartered accountant.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE – Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall

    Camilla looked radiant in a pale green dress and jacket outfit with featured pleats.

    The Prince Of Wales & The Duchess Of Cornwall Attend The Wedding Of Laura Parker Bowles & Harry Lopes At St Cyriacs Church, Lacock, Wiltshire. (Photo by Justin GoffUK Press via Getty Images)

    What about Tom Parker Bowles' big day?

    This next outfit isn’t strictly a mother of the bride outfit but it is what Camilla wore as mother of the groom when her son Tom Parker Bowles married Sara Buys in 2005.

    Tom and Sara split in January 2018.

    Sara Buys at St. Nicholas Church in Rotherfield Greys, Great Britain. (Picture: Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)

    The Prince Of Wales & The Duchess Of Cornwall at the wedding of Tom Parker Bowles and Sarah Buys on 10 September 2005 at St. Nicholas Church Near Henley On Thames (Picture: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

     

    LADY SARAH ARMSTRONG-JONES’ WEDDING TO DANIEL CHATTO

    Sarah Armstrong-Jones and Daniel Chatto on their wedding day at St Stephen Walbrook in the City (Picture: ADRIAN CLACK/AFP/Getty Images)

    On 14 July 1994, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones married Daniel Chatto.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE – Princess Margaret

    Princess Margaret chose a pale blue outfit for her daughter’s wedding – again showing the royals love to match their dresses to long jackets for weddings.

    Princess Margaret with Lord Snowdon at Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones’s wedding (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

    David Armstrong-Jones' wedding

    Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon’s son David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, married Serena, Vicountess Linley in 1993.

    The Wedding Of Viscount And Viscountess Linley At St. Margarets, Westminster. (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

    The Queen With Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross, Comptroller Of The Lord Chamberlain’s Office, Arriving For The Wedding Of Viscount Linley To Lady Serena Stanhope (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

     

    SARAH FERGUSON’S WEDDING TO PRINCE ANDREW

    Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, and Sarah Ferguson wave outside of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day (Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    On Wednesday 23 July 1986, Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew. The pair divorced in 1996.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE – Susan Barrantes

    Susan Barrantes (1937-1998) wore yellow for her daughter, Sarah Ferguson’s, wedding to Prince Andrew. Another example of the jacket-and-dress combination.

    (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

    What about the Queen?

    As mother of the groom, the Queen wore a lilac number with a matching hat for her son’s wedding.

    The Queen And Prince Philip Attending The Wedding Of The Duke And Duchess Of York. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

     

    DIANA SPENCER’S WEDDING TO PRINCE CHARLES

    Diana Princess of Wales and Prince Charles on their wedding day (Picture: Ron Bull/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

    On Wednesday 29 July 1981, Diana and Charles married.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE – Frances Shand Kydd

    Similar to the colour worn by the Queen five years later for Prince Andrew’s wedding, Frances Shand Kydd (1936-2004), opted for a lilac-hued mother of the bride outfit.

    It complimented her blue sapphire engagement ring perfectly, which is reportedly why Diana chose to have a blue sapphire engagement ring, so she could match her mum.

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Frances Shand Kydd during the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer in London (Picture: Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

    What about the Queen?

    The Queen stood out in a turquoise number.

    GREAT BRITAIN – JULY 29: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with Frances Shand-Kydd, Earl Spencer and other wedding guests at St Paul’s Cathedral for the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
    The Queen stands next to Diana on the balcony at Buckingham Palace (Picture: Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

     

    PRINCESS ANNE’S WEDDING TO MARK PHILLIPS

    Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips share a laugh on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding (Picture: Getty)

    On 14 November 1973, Princess Anne married Zara and Phillip Peter Phillips’ father Mark Phillips. They divorced in 1992.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Queen Elizabeth II

    The Queen wore a royal blue jacket dress for her only daughter’s wedding – and she couldn’t have looked happier as she stood next to her mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother pose on the balcony during Princess Anne’s wedding (Picture: Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    The Queen’s royal blue outfit, designed by Sir Norman Hartnell, went on display at Fashioning A Reign: 90 years Of Style From The Queen’s Wardrobe at Buckingham Palace in 2016 (Picture: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

    What about her sons' marriages?

    The Queen wore turquoise for Prince Charles’ wedding to Diana Spencer in 1991 (Picture: Wally McNamee/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

    The Queen wore blue for Prince Andrew’s wedding to Sarah Ferguson in 1986 (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

    The Queen wore lilac to the wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones (Picture: Tim Graham/Getty Images)

    And Princess Anne’s second marriage…

    On 12 December 1992 – the same year she divorce Mark Phillips – Princess Royal married Timothy Laurence.

    Commander Tim Laurence and Britain’s Princess Anne are seen in their car after their wedding at Crathie Church 12 December 1992 in Scotland (Picture: EPA/AFP/Getty Images)

     

    PRINCESS MARGARET’S WEDDING TO ANTONY ARMSTRONG-JONES, 1st EARL OF SNOWDON

    Princess Margaret and her new husband Antony Armstrong-Jones leave Westminister Abbey after their wedding.(Picture: Getty)

    On 6 May 1960, Princess Margaret (1930-2002) married Antony Armstrong-Jones (1930-2017), 1st Earl Of Snowdon. They divorced in 1978, the same year he married Lucy Hogg. Princess Margaret never remarried.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

    The Queen Mother (1900-2002), wore an off-white gown with a matching jacket and a peach-coloured hat.

    Queen Elizabeth (foreground), the Queen Mother and Prince Charles (right), arrive at the wedding of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey in 1960 (Picture: Derek Berwin/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth with Queen Mother and son Prince Charles in the Queen Alexandra coach on way to Westminster Abbey for the wedding of Princess Margaret with Antony Armstrong Jones (Picture: Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

     

    ELIZABETH II’S WEDDING TO PHILIP MOUNTBATTEN

    Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh marry (Picture: Getty)

    On 20 November 1947, Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip.

    MOTHER OF THE BRIDE: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother

    The iconic balcony moment (Picture: Getty)
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    The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK -  12 Oct 2018The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK -  12 Oct 2018amyduncanukmetroMandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728gz) Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss outside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding, Britain October 12, 2018. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERSThe Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James WhatlingWINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II looks on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685436gl) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685437ex) Doria Ragland The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018(Left-right) Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall walk down the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA WireBritain's Queen Elizabeth smiles after the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, pool)The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018amyduncanukmetroMandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728gz) Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank kiss outside St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding, Britain October 12, 2018. Victoria Jones/Pool via REUTERSThe Wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on the 12th October 2018. Picture by James WhatlingWINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II looks on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685436gl) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Ceremony, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9685437ex) Doria Ragland The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018(Left-right) Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall walk down the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA WireBritain's Queen Elizabeth smiles after the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, pool)

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    What were the royals wearing at Princess Eugenie’s wedding? From Sarah Ferguson to Meghan Markle to Kate Middleton to the Queen (Picture: PA – Rex – Getty)

    All eyes were on who was wearing who as the Royal Family arrived at Windsor Castle for Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

    Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle today, on Friday 12 October.

    Some royals got to show off extra-special outfits as they were members of the bridal party – including Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Princess Beatrice and Mia Tindall.

    Here, we look at what the royals wore to their second royal wedding of the year…

    The Queen

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II looks on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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    Prince Philip

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
    (Picture: Getty)

    Prince Charles

    The Prince of Wales arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
    Charles arrives at the chapel, minus Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall who was visiting a school on a prior-arranged visit in Scotland (Picture: PA)

    Prince William and Kate Middleton

    Kate wore a bod bright pink jacket and dress deign by Alexander McQueen, with a matching hat by Philip Treacy.

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9928554ap) Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Departures, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018
    Kate and William after the ceremony (Picture: Rex Features)

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte

    Prince Louis was not pictured arriving at the ceremony and it is not yet known if he attended the wedding brunch.

    Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
    Princess Charlotte and Prince George were bridesmaid and page boy on the day (Picture: PA)

    Meghan Markle

    Meghan wore a Givenchy coat and dress with a Noel Stewart hat.

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9928554ca) Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Departures, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018
    Meghan Markle stands with Harry and the Queen after the service (Picture: Rex)

    Prince Harry

    Prince Harry arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Alastair Grant/PA Wire
    Harry looked dapper in his wedding suit (Picture: PA)

    Princess Beatrice

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728gy) Princess Beatrice The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018
    Princess Beatrice arrives at the chapel in her maid of honour outfit (Picture: Rex Features)

    Sarah Ferguson

    Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
    The mother of the bride looked striking in emerald green (Picture: PA)

    Prince Andrew

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Princess Eugenie of York and her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
    Prince Andrew (Picture: Getty)

    Princess Royal and Tim Lawrence

    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728gv) Primncess Anne and Tim Laurence The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018
    (Picture: Rex)

    Zara and Mike Tindall

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Bridesmaids Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Maud Windsor, page boy Prince George of Cambridge, bridesmaids Isla Phillips, Theodora Williams, Mia Tindall and page boy Louis de Givenchy wave as they leave after the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
    Bridesmaids Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Maud Windsor, page boy Prince George of Cambridge, bridesmaids Isla Phillips, Theodora Williams, Mia Tindall and page boy Louis de Givenchy wave (Picture: Getty Images Europe)

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    comp royal family outifitscomp royal family outifitsamyduncanukmetroWINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II looks on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)The Prince of Wales arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA WireMandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9928554ap) Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Departures, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA WireMandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9928554ca) Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Departures, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018Prince Harry arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Alastair Grant/PA WireMandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728gy) Princess Beatrice The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA WireWINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Princess Eugenie of York and her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728gv) Primncess Anne and Tim Laurence The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Bridesmaids Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Maud Windsor, page boy Prince George of Cambridge, bridesmaids Isla Phillips, Theodora Williams, Mia Tindall and page boy Louis de Givenchy wave as they leave after the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)comp royal family outifitscomp royal family outifitsamyduncanukmetroWINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II looks on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look on after the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)The Prince of Wales arrives ahead of the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA WireMandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9928554ap) Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Departures, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA WireMandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9928554ca) Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of Sussex The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Departures, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018Prince Harry arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Alastair Grant/PA WireMandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728gy) Princess Beatrice The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018Sarah Ferguson arrives for the wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 12, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA WireWINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Princess Eugenie of York and her father Prince Andrew, Duke of York arrive for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (9927728gv) Primncess Anne and Tim Laurence The wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 12 Oct 2018WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)WINDSOR, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Bridesmaids Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips, Maud Windsor, page boy Prince George of Cambridge, bridesmaids Isla Phillips, Theodora Williams, Mia Tindall and page boy Louis de Givenchy wave as they leave after the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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    (Picture: Neal’s Yard)

    It’s sad when a brand you love goes bust.

    At the more serious end of the spectrum, people lose their jobs. On the lesser side of things, you lose access to products you love.

    The Ordinary had a lot of fans who loved the high end performance of their products combined with the super reasonable prices. But sadly, it was not to be. Some things are just too good to last. So, where can you turn for reasonably priced products now The Ordinary isn’t an option?

    Medik8

    Similarly scientific with a focus on all sorts of yummy acids to keep your skin looking plump and gorgeous, Medik8 is a little more expensive than The Ordinary (around £30 for a serum, rather than around £15 at The Ordinary) but really high quality.

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    Neals Yard

    A little more botanical than The Ordinary, Neals Yard make beautiful products. This Orange oil for the face is rich (perfect for very dry skin) and smells absolutely delicious. It’s a perfect barrier for harsh winter weather. The oils are around £20-35.

    No 7

    It might be a Boots own brand, but No 7 delivers when it comes to the science and the price. Restore and renew cream is a perfect day cream, rich enough to protect your skin but not greasy. It’s got pollution guard, and it smells great. From £25.

    Glossier

    The cool girl’s go to brand, Glossier makes some really impressive products and is one of the cheapest luxury skincare providers on the market. Their hydrating moisturizer comes in at just £18 and has stellar reviews.

    For now you can buy products from The Ordinary via Cult Beauty. Might be a good time to stock up.

    Steam Cream

    Japanese brand Steam Cream (the Japanese are so great at skincare) creates a super luxe, really rich facial moisturizer for just £13.95. It smells amazing, lasts forever and feels similar to Creme de la Mer.

     

    UPDATE: This video has been posted from the Deciem Instagram account. Deciem is the umbrella company which The Ordinary is (or was – bit tricky that one) contained within.

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    Dani Binnington and daughters
    Dani with her three daughters (Photo: Dani Binnington)

    By the time you are reading this you would have already made some choices. Choices that impact your health directly or indirectly, big or small.

    Did you walk up the stairs or take the escalator?

    Did you choose to have a piece of fruit or a chocolate bar?

    Often we don’t even think about making these choices, we run on autopilot.

    I have chosen to undergo risk-reducing surgery to remove my ovaries in the next few weeks.

    I will turn 40 next year and I am now preparing for what life will be like going through the menopause – much earlier than it would have happened naturally and much more intensely, so I am told.

    It is my personal choice to undergo this surgery and I feel lucky to be able to make this decision. As with many other things in my life, I am hoping it will enable me to live – healthy and fulfilled – for many years to come.

    I can’t say that I’m not also worried about how I will feel and cope with everything the next few months will throw at me, because of course I am.

    Five years ago, I was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer. My twin girls were two at that time and my older daughter was four.

    My treatment included surgery, chemo and radiotherapy. Once it was finished my life began to crumble, my mental health was at an all-time low and I felt ill with anxiety.

    As a busy mum of three girls life can be stressful, and I feel shattered on some nights, but most of the time I can honestly say I feel great.

    I was worried my cancer would return and that I wouldn’t see my children start school. Today, I’m five years on and on each of the days since I was first diagnosed I’ve had to work hard to get back a sense of wellbeing, to feeling less anxious, to rebuilding my ‘house’.

    And on each day I made choices, whether that was following a healthy diet, exercising or going to counselling.

    As a busy mum of three girls life can be stressful, and I feel shattered on some nights, but most of the time I can honestly say I feel great.

    I’ve even turned my approach into a business, teaching yoga and sharing recipes that helped my recovery on my blog.

    So when I was told there was a chance that my breast cancer was related to a faulty gene, I had a better equipped toolbox to help me with the upsetting news.

    I have the BRCA1 gene, sometimes referred to as the ‘Angelina Jolie gene’. It increases my risk of breast and ovarian cancers, and although I felt low and worried about what to do with my new diagnosis, I also felt incredibly lucky to know.

    My grandmother and both of my aunts were much less lucky. All three of them passed away after a long battle with ovarian cancer. They were wonderful, strong and brave women and they all carried the faulty gene. Just like me.

    But the biggest difference is that I can massively reduce my risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  It is a choice I made and to me it is the only right choice.

    It simply feels empowering.

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    - Picture of Leanne Martin, 31, from Stretford. Picture show her eyebrows after the allergic reaction TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5581 // contact@trianglenews.co.uk Pics A WOMAN who went for a simple eyebrow tint was horrified when an allergic reaction saw her brows become inflamed and then fall off. Leanne Martin has been left with stubble where her eyebrows once were after a severe reaction to the dye used. She had gone to a beauty salon to get her nails done, but decided to get her brows waxed while she was there.
    Leanne had a severe reaction to a simple eyebrow tint (Picture: Triangle News)

    If you’ve never had an eyebrow related mishap, you are not a human person.

    Surely you must have overplucked in your teens, or filled in your brows so heavily that they looked like blocky caterpillars above your eyes.

    If you’re lucky, that’ll be the extent of your brow nightmares.

    That’s not the case for Leanne Martin, whose eyebrows fell off after she went for a tint.

    Leanne, 31, from Greater Manchester, went to a beauty salon to have her nails done, but decided to have her brows waxed and tinted while she was there.

    Leanne claims that the beautician didn’t offer an allergy test, simply asking if she had had the treatment before. That’s where things went wrong.

    - Picture of Leanne Martin, 31, from Stretford. Picture shows Leanne before the incident with normal eyebrows TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5581 // contact@trianglenews.co.uk Pics A WOMAN who went for a simple eyebrow tint was horrified when an allergic reaction saw her brows become inflamed and then fall off. Leanne Martin has been left with stubble where her eyebrows once were after a severe reaction to the dye used. She had gone to a beauty salon to get her nails done, but decided to get her brows waxed while she was there.
    Leanne before her treatment (Picture: Triangle News)

    Soon after Leanne’s eyebrows were raised and red. Then they got redder. Then they started to burn.

    ‘I was there for about ten minutes, she wet my eyebrows and put the hue on, everything was fine, she wiped them off, but the day after they were a little raised and red.
    “I thought it was the wax but they got redder. I’d gone to see my boyfriend and he’d said “What’s wrong with your face?”

    ‘Then they blew up. I was panicking. I was in absolute shock.

    ‘They were red, like they were on fire. It was like a burn. I couldn’t even touch them.

    ‘I’ve since been told that you should never wax and tint at the same time.’

    - Picture of Leanne Martin, 31, from Stretford. Picture show her eyebrows after the allergic reaction with hairs falling out TRIANGLE NEWS 0203 176 5581 // contact@trianglenews.co.uk Pics A WOMAN who went for a simple eyebrow tint was horrified when an allergic reaction saw her brows become inflamed and then fall off. Leanne Martin has been left with stubble where her eyebrows once were after a severe reaction to the dye used. She had gone to a beauty salon to get her nails done, but decided to get her brows waxed while she was there.
    Leanne’s eyebrows ‘fell off’ and she was left with a sore, swollen rash (Picture: Triangle News)

    Leanne went to her local hospital walk-in, where she was given hydrocortisone cream to soothe the reaction. The hairs of her eyebrows began to fall out, the skin was red and sore, and her son Kiearno, eight, refused to walk to school with her because he said she would scare people.

    The mum says the reaction has been ‘agony’, and has prevented her from working as she’s a caterer, and can’t prepare food when she has open wounds.

    ‘It must have been the tint,’ said Leanne. ‘I don’t think you’re supposed to wax and then tint, because waxing opens the pores.’

    ‘It’s me walking round looking like an idiot now when all I wanted was for my eyebrows to look a little bit fuller.’

    The salon gave Leanne a £40 voucher to apologise for the reaction, but say this has never happened before.

    ‘She said she’d had it done before,’ said the salon’s owner. ‘She’s a regular customer – I do her eyelashes and nails all the time.

    ‘She had signed a consent form a while back and we’ve had no contact from her since so I didn’t know she’d had a bad reaction.

    ‘It’s an unfortunate thing but it’s never happened in our salon before.’

    A lesson here for all of us: Always get an allergy test before you do anything to your brows or face. Yes, you may need to wait a little longer before you can get sorted, but it’s worth the delay to avoid a painful rash or the loss of your precious eyebrows.

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    Femail: bizarre optical illusion
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    Don’t we all enjoy an optical illusion to distract us from the drudgery of our daily worries?

    What colour are these shoes? What colour are these hearts? It’s all very confusing.

    This week’s ‘wait, what?’ inducing picture is a photo of a woman’s hair.

    As shared by @LilMaarty, a lot of people look at this photo and think they’re looking at the back of a woman’s head and her neck.

    Spoiler: That’s not actually her neck, and her head isn’t actually that close to the camera.

    You guys, what we’re actually looking at is a woman’s back. That’s not her hair on the back of her neck, but her curls cascading down her naked shoulders and back.

    Do you see it?

    A lot of people struggled.

    But once you know what’s in the picture, it’s easy to see, right?

    Well, that was a fun five minutes. Back to your regularly scheduled affairs.

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    In the small town of Zelenogradsk, Russia, cats are given the respect they deserve.

    There’s a statue of a cat sitting in a park. There’s a kitty on the town’s logo.

    And now a resident has officially been appointed as cat chief, meaning she’s tasked with caring for the strays of the area.

    Svetlana Logunova beat out 80 applicants to land the coveted role. She’s been given a bike and a uniform, made up of a snazzy green jacket, a bow tie, and a hat (the level of formality cats desire, we’re sure), and a budget of 5,700 roubles (£66) a month to make sure all the strays are well fed and looked after.

    It’s a big task, obviously, and Svetlana is under no illusion that she’ll be able to care for all the cats on her own. There are around 70 cats in the town.

    ‘I alone cannot care for every single one and a helping hand would go a long way,’ she said. Residents will need to be kind to cats, too, and take them in for vet treatment and food when they can.

    But it’s great that there’s someone in charge of the cats – especially with such a jazzy outfit.

    Anyone else wish every town had a cat chief position?

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Dachshunds run as they compete in the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
    If this dog does not win I am filing an official complaint (Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

    An important bit of information: Each year in Melbourne, Australia, groups of dachshunds gather to take part in the annual Running of the Wieners.

    The Running of the Wieners is a contest in which sausage dogs race. It is brilliant because dachshunds have tiny legs.

    The event also involves a costume parade, so those doggos who aren’t skilled in speed can fulfil their need to smash the competition by dressing up as fire engines or – the obvious choice – hot dogs.

    The whole thing is intended to celebrate Oktoberfest, because at Oktoberfest you eat sausages, and dachshunds are known as sausage dogs, and you get it, right?

    This year’s Running of the Wieners took place today, 13 October, and while we may all shed a tear that we were not there to witness its glory in person, at least we can take joy in looking at some photos of sausage dogs being champions in their fields.

    Please, pause whatever you are doing and behold these little-legged legends. They deserve your full attention.

    AND THEY’RE OFF

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Spectators in the crowd look on as dachshunds run as they compete in the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
    The annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia (Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

     

    Stay the course

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Dachshunds run as they compete in the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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    Defeat your enemies, pooches

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Dachshunds run as they compete in the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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    On the track or in the arena of fashion

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Fireman Frankie competes in The Best Dressed Dachshund Costume Competition during the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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    Fly towards victory, little pups

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Lieutenant Luna and General Xena look on from an aeroplane as they compete in The Best Dressed Dachshund Costume Competition during the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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    These two are called Oggy and Spencer. They are nailing this.

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Oggy and Spencer dressed as Minions compete in The Best Dressed Dachshund Costume Competition during the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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    What’s that peacock doing there?

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Little Miss Lottie dressed as a peacock competes in The Best Dressed Dachshund Costume Competition during the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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    A sausage in a sushi roll? Wild

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Ziggy dressed as a sushi roll competes in The Best Dressed Dachshund Costume Competition during the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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    A very scary pirate

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    This is Frankie, he is also doing a very good job

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Frankie competes in The Best Dressed Dachshund Costume Competition during the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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    As is Poppy

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Poppy competes in The Best Dressed Dachshund Costume Competition during the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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    But I’m afraid it’s Delly the Very Hungry Caterpillar who wins in our books

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 13: Delly The Very Hungry Caterpillar competes in The Best Dressed Dachshund Costume Competition during the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race and Costume Parade on October 13, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The annual 'Running of the Wieners' is held to celebrate Oktoberfest. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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    Bravo.

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    Cara Delevingne nailed the way to wear a modern suit (Picture: PA)

    There was a time when that one mate who wore a suit to the party was always the one shuffling near the bar by himself nursing a can of lager.

    He should’ve got changed between work and the party.

    Now only one in 10 British men wear a suit to the office, according to research.

    With the suit falling out of the office and with streetwear everywhere, it’s gone from an everyday occurrence to a fashion statement.

    Just look at Cara Delevingne at Princess Beatrice’s wedding to see what a suit can do when done well.

    With men, the suit as a statement has gone to strange places in its recent resurgence, with colours and patterns getting more and more extreme.

    We can blame that on Harry Styles and his questionable recent suit choices, with tailoring and colour-matching going out of the window in favour of the billowing, oversized suit and mediocre (but probably incredibly expensive) loafers.

    No Harry, this is not the way to wear a suit. Stop it (Picture: Getty Images)

    But the simple fact is that a well tailored suit is a look that will last. Now that fewer people wear them, it becomes an even stronger look. Good tailoring will get you noticed.

    The Travelodge research above talked about people ‘sticking out like a sore thumb’ if they wore a suit to the workplace.

    If that’s true, it means that the suit really has become the avant-garde. If you look at musicians Sid Vicious, Roxy Music, Nick Cave and Japan in the late 1970s/early 1980s, the suit was a counter-cultural statement of the time.

    It’s heading back in the same direction.

    It used to be a symbol of masculinity but the suit’s image has softened over the years, despite the ‘greed is good’ overtones. Cara Delevingne’s outfit would have been thought of as a statement 30 years ago. Now it’s just seen as an awesome outfit.

    With the dance floors being increasingly full of trainers, streetwear and Palace or Supreme logos, those looking for different are increasingly snapping back to smart.

    We’ve already talked about ugly dad trainers finally falling out of favour with the most forward thinking followers of fashion but with Donald Trump now owning a pair of Yeezys, it seems increasingly likely that the cool are moving on.

    The suit will be an extension of that and there’ll be a confusion for a while when people are either wearing trainers with a suit or smart shoes with joggers. Modern fashion has brought us the opportunity to rock three different looks in one outfit.

    Models on the catwalk during the Burberry London Fashion Week SS19 show held at The South London Mail Centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 17, 2018. See PA story SHOWBIZ Burberry. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes/PA Wire
    Burberry is never far away from the suit but the most recent collection shows a lot of intent with high-end tailoring (Picture: PA)

    Don’t worry, those who think they’re fashionable will be strutting into Hoxton with their dad trainers on for quite a while yet.

    But if you’re looking for a simple look that attracts attention, a suit will make sure you stand out in the crowd. Just make sure you get personalised tailoring.

    The rules of the suit are still the same as they’ve been for a while:

    The rules of a suit:

    • Double-breasted jackets are difficult unless you have a flat stomach,
    • Either one or two buttons (never three), never do up the bottom bottom,
    • Don’t buy anything cut too long
    • A tie is an optional extra and shows you’re taking the look seriously
    • You cannot go wrong with a white shirt. You can go wrong with a lot of other colours
    • T-shirts under suits are fine. Polo necks are a strong look but will make you look like you’re about to talk about Hemingway and not be capable of laughter
    • If you’re going for patterns, you have to be very confident. Don’t be the guy who wears outlandish things to get you noticed. A better cut simple suit will have a bigger impact and make a better impression
    • The bottom hem of your trousers should just touch the top of your laces if you’re going for a formal look. An ankle crop is now a good thing but won’t be in a few years if you’re looking for a suit that lasts

    And there are plenty of options to choose from.

    For smaller budgets, Topman has upped its game consistently over recent years. Cos has also been working hard to up its quality. Reiss still sits at a difficult mid-priced range but its tailoring service is excellent.

    Tiger of Sweden offers excellent cuts but there is no way of escaping the city look with the range offered. For those wishing to spend more, Acne Studios and Burberry offer beautiful fabrics and a great eye.

    If you really want to go for that one suit that you want to last a lifetime (or you’re loaded), Thom Sweeney’s bespoke tailoring service is a great place to start. But you’re going to be spending £1,500.

    It says a lot about fashion at the moment that we’re trying to teach young men old tricks.

    Luckily, everyone can look better in a suit… as long as it’s tailored correctly.

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