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Woman dedicates her life to dressing up like Kate Middleton

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Ruby and Kate in casual striped tops (PA Real Life/PA Archive/PA Images)
(Picture: PA Real Life/PA Archive/PA Images)

17-year-old Ruby Davis spends hours recreating the Duchess of Cambridge’s classy outfits for a fraction of the cost.

Ruby, from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, is part of an Instagram community known as the ‘replikates’ – who expertly mimic Kate Middleton’s iconic style.

She recreates the outfits on the shop, spending £450 in total on a combination of cut price pre-owned or convincing copycat versions.

However, she admits she does get some nasty comments on social media.

She said: ‘People think it’s sad for a teenager, to be so in to the royal family. But the way… Read the full story

Pippa Middleton wears £500 dress by British designer The Fold dress to the Royal Wedding

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (9685475l) Carol Middleton, Michael Middleton, James Middleton, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018
Pippa arriving at Windsor chapel with husband James Matthews (Picture: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock)

It seems that the Pippa effect is still as powerful as ever as the dress Pippa Middleton has chosen for the Royal Wedding is already in short supply.

The pale mint green dress, by British brand The Fold, is listed on the store’s website as being unavailable until end of May or beginning of June.

It is a reminder of just how powerful the selling power… Read the full story

Meghan Markle wearing the Queen Mary Filigree tiara lent to her by the Queen

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Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Jonathan Brady/Pool via REUTERS
Meghan chose the Queen Mary filigree bandeau tiara, an historic piece made in 1932 for Queen Mary using a centre brooch dating from 1893 (Picture: Reuters)

Meghan Markle followed royal tradition by wearing a tiara at the royal wedding.

The tiara Meghan chose is the Queen Mary filigree bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen for the occasion.

The diamond and platinum bandeau was made in England in 1932, with the centre brooch dating from 1893. The bandeau is formed as a flexible band of eleven sections,… Read the full story

All the best outfits from the royal wedding

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When you’re a guest at a royal wedding, you’ve got to make sure that you nail your outfit.

A crinkly dress from Monsoon just won’t cut it.

The dress hem has to come below the knee. You’ve got to have a fabulous headpiece. The colour needs to be on point.

Meghan and Harry’s guest list is the A-list of A-lists and includes some of the best-dressed people in the entire world.

You couldn’t find better outfits at an awards ceremony.

You’ve got designers, actresses, tennis stars all jostling for position as the most effortlessly chic and stylish person at Windsor Castle.

Obviously, there’s only so much you can do with a morning suit so… Read the full story

What is a boat neck wedding dress and is it different to a bateau neckline?

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Meghan Markle leaves Cliveden House Hotel in Taplow, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018 before her wedding ceremony with Prince Harry at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Meghan Markle leaves Cliveden House Hotel (Picture: AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

We’ve seen it!

The dress – arguably one of the most long-awaited things about the royal wedding – has now been seen.

We know that Meghan Markle is wearing the filigree tiara lent to her by the queen, and we can also glean that she’s got a boat neck wedding dress on.

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Meghan’s mum Doria looks like a queen in light green suit by Oscar de la Renta

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(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 (Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire)

After the bride, it’s the mother of the bride who is the most important fashion figure at a wedding.

Forget the groom – there’s only so much you can do with a morning suit, or in this… Read the full story

‘My worst fears were confirmed; I was lost in the system’: How I ended up going private after starting treatment for depression under the NHS

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**ILLUSTRATION REQUEST** The NHS helped treat my depression but it wasn’t quite enough (Gary Parr) - on email
I was very unlucky with my mental health treatment on the NHS (Picture: Libery Anotnia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

I have a lot of experience in dealing with NHS waiting lists. It’s what I do for a living.

Over the last six years, I’ve worked for a couple of trusts in a variety of roles, from outsourcing coordinator to waiting list validator.

Why it’s OK to crave alone time when you’re depressed

My primary purpose has always been to try and help people get the treatment they… Read the full story

Everything you need to know about Meghan Markle’s Givenchy wedding dress and veil

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Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle for her wedding to Prince Harry. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
(Picture:Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

The most important part of a wedding (if you’re not involved) is, of course, the bride’s dress.

The fashion world (and arguably, the world as a whole) has been waiting with baited breath to find out what Meghan Markle is walking down the aisle in – and now we finally know.

Meghan is wearing a floor-length fitted gown by Clare Waight Keller at Givenchy.

In a statement released by Givenchy Haute Couture, the designer says: ‘It… Read the full story

Who is Clare Waight Keller, the designer who made Meghan Markle’s dress?

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The rumours were flying for months over who would be designing Meghan Markle’s dress for the royal wedding.

Many speculated it would be the Suits actress’ favourite Ralph and Russo, while others were certain it would be Canadian designer Erdem.

Kensington Palace have now confirmed, however, that the designer is Claire Waight Keller, Artistic Director of Givenchy.

The design features… Read the full story

All you need to know about Meghan Markle’s wedding hair and makeup

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Meghan Markle turned up to her wedding with her hair in classic up-do and natural makeup – as is her signature look.

Looking the very picture of elegance, the makeup was simple, clear and beautiful.

Rumours had it that Meghan would either be doing her own makeup today or would be enlisting the help of her ‘right-hand man’, Daniel Martin.

Michelle Margaret Marques, the founder of Elise Marques London, tells Metro.co.uk: ‘It was reported that Megan had not hired a makeup artist, preferring instead to share these special moments with two of her closest friends to help prepare her.

‘Her close friends know her best and will, of course,… Read the full story

Meghan Markle’s bridal bouquet – which flowers the Duchess Of Sussex chose and why she included myrtle

Has Princess Anne come to the royal wedding dressed as Hugh Hefner?

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What do you wear to your nephew’s wedding?

It’s a tricky one. You want something rememberable and head-turning without detracting from either the bride or her mother.

So in this instance, that meant white (naturally) and green were out of the equation for Princess Anne.

Instead, she plumped for a crimson wrap-around number and matched with a leafy fascinator.

She looked, as she always does, classic – if not a little autumnal.

But some have pointed out that Prince Harry’s aunt may have sort outfit inspiration from a rather surprising source.

The founder of Playboy, the late Hugh Hefner, seems to have owned a very similar get-up the Princess’.

Royal wedding’s flower arch cost over £100k and took a team of 28 to assemble

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 19, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Wedding. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
(Picture: Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

Meghan and Harry reportedly spent over £100,000 on the stunning floral displays at their royal wedding.

The fantastic flower wall and arch at the entrance of St George’s Chapel were put together by a team of 28 and include subtle tributes to Meghan’s adopted country.

According to Caroline Marshall-Foster, editor of The Florist Magazine, there are some rumours that the flowers might even have cost as much as £500k, as the labour costs… Read the full story

I’m the biggest I’ve ever been – and I’m finally happy with who I am

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‘I’ve come to two conclusions: yes, I love food but also, I’m just built a certain way’ (Picture: Charlotte Duff / Metro.co.uk)

I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember.

Having always been heavier than those around me, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time wondering why that is.

No, I won't be slimming down for summer – my size 18 body is already beach ready

I’ve come to two conclusions: yes, I love food but also, I’m just built a certain way.

I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (POS) as a teenager, which helped to explain why it… Read the full story

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress compared to Kate Middleton’s, the Queen’s, Diana’s and more – vote for your favourite

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Sarah Ferguson, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Diana, Princess Of Wales’ wedding dresses compared (Picture: Rex/Getty

Royal wedding dresses have always been something of a public obsession, with royal fans worldwide clamouring to see what the bride is wearing on the big day.

And now Meghan Markle’s gown has been revealed, it will go down in history alongside all other royal wedding gowns.

But is it the public’s new favourite? Or does Diana’s still hold a fond place in everyone’s hearts? Perhaps nothing can top Kate Middleton’s Sarah Burton-designed dress.

Here, we compare royal wedding dresses from history – and you can vote for your favourite at the bottom… Read the full story

First look at the three-tier royal wedding cake

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The first pictures of Meghan and Harry’s lemon and elderflower wedding cake have been revealed.

Kensington Palace tweeted a photo of the three-tiered cake on three separate plates.

Claire Ptak, owner of east London Violet Bakery, has been working on the creation in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace all week.

She’s been assisted by a team of six bakers to make the cake which has been made using 200 Amalfi lemons, 10 bottles of Sandringham elderflower cordial, 20kg of butter, 20kg of sugar and 500 organic eggs from Suffolk.

The cake consists of lemon sponge, drizzled with an elderflower syrup and sandwiched together using buttercream and lemon curd. Forgoing the traditional iced finish, the… Read the full story

Mother of the bride outfits at royal weddings – from Diana to Meghan Markle as her mum Doria Ragland wears Oscara de la Renta

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WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland leave Cliveden House Hotel as they make their way to St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Doria Ragland fulfils her mother of the bride duties as she sits beside Meghan Markle in a car on the way to St George’s Chapel (Picture: Getty Images)

Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland looked radiant as she emerged in her mint green gown ahead of watching her daughter marry Prince Harry.

Doria was first seen leaving Cliveden… Read the full story

What are the royal family eating today?

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Britain???s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan wave as they ride a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding ceremony at St George???s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
(Picture: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj)

The best part of a wedding, without doubt, is the wedding breakfast or in this case, ‘lunchtime reception’.

And for the 600 guests of today’s royal wedding, it’s set to be a lunch to remember.

The Queen is hosting the meal at St George’s Hall in Windsor Castle and she’ll be giving people both a selection of canapés and ‘bowl food’.

So, just what will Meghan, Harry and the rest of them be tucking into?

As one might hope from… Read the full story

David Beckham’s former trainer says desk yoga is the way to stay fit at work

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Sitting at your desk for eight hours or more every day can be pretty damaging.

As well as being tiring and boring, being sedentary for that long is now known to have a detrimental effect on our health.

But there are things we can do to counteract any desk-induced issues.

Shona Vertue, former personal trainer to David Beckham, has come up with the perfect solution. Founder of the Vertue Method, Shona has come up with an eight-step sequence for what she calls ‘desk yoga’.

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She says on her blog that the idea is to get rid of the familiar aches and pains from being… Read the full story

It’s all about clenching if you want a butt like your fitspo

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Credit: instagram/mybetter_self
(Picture: instagram/mybetter_self)

Instagram is rife with before-and-after pictures.

Influencers and ordinary folk love a good old fashioned side-by-side pic but they’re usually more eye-catching when they’re taken minutes apart.

Louise Aubery, a fitness blogger, has shared one picture that’s unlike her usual food and fitness snaps, but one which carries a pretty important message.

She showed the difference just clenching your butt can do if you’re taking a full-length picture.

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She posted a picture taken a few seconds apart of her in a swimsuit, one where she pops her bum out and the other where she clenches it, which make a huge difference to the… Read the full story

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