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Princess Eugenie wows at amfAR gala


Britain's Princess Eugenie attended the amfAR gala on Wednesday night (05.02.14).
The royal daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson stepped out in New York's Cipriani Wall Street for the event thrown in support of The Foundation Of AIDS Research, which aims to end the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research.
The brunette beauty opted for a green silk dress which clinched in at the waist which she paired with a clutch, tights and black heels.
Other attendees included Joely Richardson, Poppy Delevingne and Vanessa Redgrave.
Eugenie moved to New York last year after she secured a job at auction house, Paddle 8 - which is backed by Damien Hirst and specialises in contemporary artists including Jeff Koons and Banksy - and is on a £25,000-a-year salary.
The princess is said to be enjoying her new life in the big apple but is finding it difficult being away from her boyfriend of three years, Jack Brooksbank.
A source previously revealed: "Eugenie is loving New York. The hardest thing has been leaving Jack behind, but he told her she had to take the job."

Prince Charles visits Tottenham


Britain's Prince Charles visited Tottenham, north London on Wednesday (05.02.14).
This trip marked the 65-year-old royal's fourth visit to the area in the Borough of Haringey since the riots in August 2011, and the local community "hugely appreciate" Charles efforts and were delighted to see him.
Tottenham MP David Lammy told the tottenhamjournal.co.uk: "He has now been back to Tottenham four times in two-and-a-half years, which is unprecedented. There is no other public figure, not even the Prime Minister, who has visited Tottenham as much. His charities are continuing to work in the community and he is coming back to get an update.
"He is a familiar face now in Tottenham. It is hugely welcome for us and it is hugely appreciated. It sends an important message that Tottenham is open for business."
Charles met members of Haringey Youth Council, viewed the nearly-rebuilt Carpetright building which was set alight during the riots before going to Tottenham Green.
A number of the Prince of Wales' charities are helping with the borough's regeneration, including an enterprise programme, run by the Prince's Trust which helps ambitious young people launch their own businesses.

Lorraine Kelly worried she’d ‘squash’ Queen Elizabeth


Lorraine Kelly was terrified she would "squash" Britain's Queen Elizabeth when she received her OBE.
The 'Daybreak' host received the honour in 2012 for services to charity and the armed forces and the only clear memory she has of the day she picked up her medal was worrying she would tumble out of her high heels and cause a disaster.
She said: "I have no idea what it was like or what was going through my mind because I was crying the entire time. I was sobbing my heart out!
"But I do remember being nervous because I was wearing these high heels and the queen is dead wee [small]. I thought I was going to accidentally topple over on top of her.
"I was convinced I was going to squash the queen! Can you imagine if that had happened? It would have been the most embarrassing thing ever."
The Scottish star's family were "bursting" when she received the honour because they were so proud of her, though they refused to admit it because it went against their nationalist beliefs.
She added to Britain's OK! magazine "They were bursting with pride but, because they're Scottish, they wouldn't show it - that would go against the grain."

Duchess Catherine’s Mustique villa had butler and chef


Duchess Catherine's luxury villa in Mustique came with a butler, chef and housekeeper.
The 32-year-old beauty - who was known as Kate Middleton before she married Prince William - and sixth-month-old Prince George joined the Middleton family on the Caribbean island to celebrate her mother Carole's 59th birthday which falls on January 31.
According to E! News, they stayed in a luxury villa which included a four-bedroom house with extensive staff, a gardener, two pools and the home also boasted an outdoor lounge area with shades.
The Middletons will no doubt have been spoiling the newest member of the family while they enjoyed their stay at the home which rents for approximately $13,000 a week.
While Catherine and George "enjoyed" their break they have since returned home to be reunited with William, who stayed in the UK where he is currently doing a 10-week agriculture course at Cambridge University.
A source previously said: "They enjoyed their break immensely but of course they missed having William with them.
"He will be very glad to have them home, a week away from your baby is a long time and of course he will have missed little George."

Prince William and Charles to tackle wildlife trade


Britain's Prince Charles and Prince William are planning on tackling the illegal wildlife trade.
The Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge will team up for a series of events which take place throughout February as part of a week-long awareness campaign in London.
A joint video message will be released on February 9 where they will discuss their concerns in a bid to help protect animals.
Following this, on February 12 the younger royal will make an appearance at the United for Wildlife Symposium at the Zoological Society before attending a reception at the National History Museum.
William and Charles will attend the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade on February 13 which will be hosted at Lancaster House in the West End.
The pair have recently been busy with other commitments.
William is currently studying a 10-week agriculture course at Cambridge University which is designed to prepare him for the day he inherits the vast Duchy of Cornwall estate.
Meanwhile, Charles visited the ravaged county of Somerset, South West England yesterday (04.02.14) where he pledged his financial support through the Prince's Countryside Fund charity, donating £50,000 to aid flood victims.

Duchess Catherine pens foreword for RAF book


Britain's Duchess Catherine has written a foreword for a book about Royal Air Force wives.
The brunette beauty has contributed to 'Living in the Sliptstream: Life as an RAF Wife' which is a collection of stories told by women who are married to servicemen, due for release in May.
The Duchess of Cambridge - known as Kate Middleton before she wed Prince William - admits she was "anxious" yet felt "proud" while husband William worked as a Search and Rescue helicopter pilot based at RAF Anglesey for three years.
She wrote: "I loved my time in Anglesey. But I can't pretend I didn't feel anxious when William was flying in challenging conditions, but he loved it and I felt incredibly proud of him."
Louise Campbell, a representative for Book Guild Publishing, thinks Catherine's contribution has "amazing credibility".
She told E! News: "The three editors of the collection are all RAF wives themselves, and I think that they just felt that obviously it would lend the book some amazing credibility to have a forward by somebody that's obviously in the public eye, but is also an RAF wife herself."
Book Guild Publishing added: "These women reveal, in their authentic voices and colorful portraits, what life as an RAF wife is really like.
"When a whole family can be required to up-sticks and move with almost no notice, when rank pulls favour even at home, and when things go comically wrong during a royal visit."

Duchess Catherine’s guard leaves files on plane


A policeman guarding Duchess Catherine while she travelled to the Caribbean left "secret" documents on a plane.
The file was found on the British Airways Boeing 777 jet which the Duchess of Cambridge and her six-month-old son Prince George boarded on their way to St Lucia before they caught a private plane to Mustique, according to The Sun newspaper.
Police have reportedly confirmed the mistake but insist the file did not contain any classified information.
This was the Duchess of Cambridge's - known as Kate Middleton before she wed Prince William - first holiday with George and she joined her family who were celebrating mother Carole Middleton's 59th birthday.
The brunette beauty was spotted leaving the plane carrying the tiny tot and although there were a number of people around them they managed to "escape their attention".
A source previously said: "Kate left the plane carrying her son like any other proud new mother. Everyone in her party had huge smiles on their faces as they walked across the tarmac to take a second, smaller plane, which took them on to Mustique.
"There were lots of other tourists surrounding them, but the Duchess and her little boy escaped their attention."
William was missing from the trip, having stayed behind in the UK to complete a 10-week-long agricultural course at Cambridge University.

Queen Elizabeth to visit France this summer


Britain's Queen Elizabeth will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings by a visit to France this June.
The 87-year-old monarch and Prince Philip will attend events in Normandy to commemorate June 6, 1944 when the Western Allied forces initiated an operation to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.
The royal couple will be guests of President Francois Holland - who the queen has not officially met before - at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
The queen's communications secretary said in a statement issued by Buckingham Palace: "Her Majesty and His Royal Highness are visiting at the invitation of the President of France, President Hollande."
The queen served as a mechanic in the Auxiliary Transport Service during the war while the prince was lieutenant in the British navy.
Elizabeth's last state visit to France was in 2004, which is the same year she attended the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.
The last official state visit by a French President to the UK was by Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni in 2008.

Queen Elizabeth will meet Pope Francis in Italy


Britain's Queen Elizabeth will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican during her official visit to Italy.
The 87-year-old monarch - who is the head of the Church of England - and Prince Philip are set to visit Rome this April where they will enjoy a private lunch with Italian president Giorgio Napolitano before meeting the leader of the Catholic Church.
A statement issued by Buckingham Palace says: "The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, will visit Rome on Thursday 3 April.
"Her Majesty and His Royal Highness are visiting at the invitation of the president of Italy, President Napolitano.
"The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit the presidential palace where they will attend a private lunch hosted by the president.
"Following the private lunch Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican."
Although the queen hasn't met Francis since he was elected in March 2013 she's made three previous visits to the Vatican in 1961, 1980 and 2000, where she's greeted Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.
The trip was originally planned for last year but Elizabeth fell ill and was forced to drop out.

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