In 2020, Trooping the Colour will look like no other event before it, as the country continues to grapple with the impact of coronavirus.The Queen looks to be the only member of the Royal Family who will enjoy a miniature version of the ceremony, done by the battalion stationed with her at Windsor Castle where she is isolating with her husband Prince Philip.The huge change means there won’t be a chance to see the royals in their best outfits to celebrate the pomp and pageantry - and no balcony photos as they watch an RAF flypast. Instead, we will have to look back at the photos of years gone by as we reminisce about the best outfits - from the Duchess of Cambridge’s double-breasted Alexander McQueen coat with a black hat in 2011, to Meghan Markle's navy Givenchy outfit in 2019 as she make a maternity break appearance. But what Kate and Meghan have worn to this annual event is by no means the only outfits worth talking about.From the Queen’s ‘green screen’ outfit to Princess Diana’s iconic baby blue smocked look she wore while pregnant with Prince Harry in 1984, see how many of these royal get-ups you recall…
Science has confirmed what our younger ‘Twilight’ loving selves knew all along that Robert Pattinson is the most handsome man in the world.Research into what constitutes the 'perfect face' has found the ‘Batman’ actor, 33, to be 92.15% ‘accurate’ to the Golden Ratio of Beauty Phi, which measures physical perfection.His eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, chin, jaw and facial shape were measured against other celebrities and his make-up meant he came closest to the ancient Greeks’ idea of perfection.The list was compiled using the latest computerised mapping techniques by Harley Street facial cosmetic surgeon Dr Julian De Silva, who utilises the technology in his work. ‘The Witcher’ star Henry Cavill came a close second with 91.08%, Bradley Cooper was third with 91.08% and at 56, Brad Pitt, proved he can still cut it in the handsome stakes coming in fourth with 90.51%.Previous winner George Clooney, the oldest star on the list, slipped back to fifth place, largely because of the effect of ageing on the 58-year-old had resulted in a loss of volume in the face.Owner of the most chiselled chin in the top ten, David Beckham came in a very respectable seventh with a score of 88.96%.The former footballer also had a near-perfect ratio in the size of his nose and his lips. Commenting on the results Dr De Silva, who runs the Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery, in London, said: “Robert Pattinson was the clear winner when all elements of the face were measured for physical perfection.“These brand new computer mapping techniques allow us to solve some of the mysteries of what it is that makes someone physically beautiful and the technology is useful when planning patients' surgery.” Click through to see who else made the top ten...
Holly Willoughby lead the style charge at last night’s Fashion Awards.The biggest night in the fashion calendar, which pays homage to those who have helped shape the year in fashion, sees the A-list showcase their style prowess.And this year’s red carpet didn’t disappoint.Holly Willoughby opted for a classically chic purple and blue floral midi dress with puff sleeves by designer Kate Spade, which the ‘This Morning’ presenter teamed with simple, strappy, nude heels.And she wasn’t alone in showing off her fashion credentials. Guests arrived at the event in a whole array of ritzy looks.From the simple yet sparkly looks from Julia Roberts, Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley and Emma Roberts, to the more out-there statements by Shailene Woodley, who wore an entire outfit made from puffer coat material, complete with hood, and Rita Ora, who went head to toe in 60s -esque monochrome.From classic brands to red-carpet rental, click through our pick of the best looks from the Royal Albert Hall last night.
Heidi Klum is almost as famous for her Halloween costumes as she is for modelling.The German-born star has thrown a bash every year on October 31 since the millennium and has worn a wow-factor costume every single year.READ MORE: Heidi Klum teases this year's Halloween costume on InstagramFrom nine-hour long Jessica Rabbit makeovers to getting transformed into a 95-year-old version of herself, Klum has tried her hand at a huge variety of fancy dress ensembles over the years – and earned herself the (unofficial) title of ‘best dressed celebrity at Halloween.’The only question is: what – or who – will she transform into next?
Article originally published in 2018. When Prince George started school in September 2017, there was much fanfare. All eyes were on the four-year-old royal as he walked through the gates of Thomas’ Battersea, clad in his uniform.There were the same levels of excitement back in 1987, when Prince William waved at the crowds as his mother, the late Princess of Wales, dropped him off at Wetherby School in Notting Hill.Over the decades, the world’s been privy to numerous ‘first days’ the British royal family have experienced. From Prince Charles’ start at Gordonstoun, Scotland, to Prince Harry’s confident beginnings at Mrs. Mynors’ Nursery School in Notting Hill.And now it’s Princess Charlotte’s turn. Tomorrow, the four-year-old daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join George at Thomas’ Battersea.Ahead of Charlotte’s big day, look back on what the rest of the key royals’ first days at nursery, school, college and university looked like.
Is it too early to talk Christmas? We only ask because Argos has revealed their top 12 toys for Christmas 2019 so parents can get a head start on their crimbo shopping.But with previous last minute scrambles to find in-stock kids faves fresh in parents’ minds (Remember Hatchimal gate?), it’s never to soon to be ticking off the must-wants.From a Fortnite Battle Bus, to a Walking Buzz Lightyear and even a twerking llama, this year’s wishlist wants are expected to be equally as popular, particularly as this year’s offering takes inspiration from some of the biggest movie, TV and gaming franchises.New research conducted by the retailer reveals almost one in five of Brits look to the big screen for their main Christmas present inspiration, buying gifts inspired by TV programmes and films.The toy reveal comes as the retailer’s research reveals that 32% of us expect to spend more on gifts this year, with parents forking out an average of £273 on presents for their children.The list comes as Argos research reveals a quarter of Brits have already started their Christmas shopping and just under 10% have even finished their festive gift buying.The top toys of 2019 will be available to buy at Argos from Saturday 27 July.
Whether you agree with her husband’s political stance or not, there is no denying Melania Trump‘s global fashion status.The 49-year-old’s first year at the White House was the perfect opportunity for the First Lady to flex her sartorial muscles, as she has tackled the art of diplomatic dressing with ease.Although the odds were certainly against her - many designers refused to dress her when Donald Trump was first elected as President of the United States - the former model has gone on to deliver some seriously covetable looks.Whether she’s disembarking Air Force One or playing host to some of the world’s biggest political players, Melania certainly knows how to grace the headlines.From her most recent London wardrobe to the totally bewildering hat she wore for Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron’s debut official state visit, these are her most talked about looks to date.
Kate’s new sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, may continue to influence our spending habits but there’s no denying the Duchess of Cambridge‘s status as the nation’s go-to style muse.Renowned for her love of the great British high street and surprisingly affordable maternity wear, the mother-of-three is arguably the most relatable of the two when it comes to the wardrobe department.Boasting an enviable collection of coat dresses and skirt suits, the 37-year-old has curated a seriously covetable closet since joining the royal family in 2011.And unlike the rest of the Windsor clan, she isn’t afraid of recycling past looks.In fact, she kick-started 2019 in a £2,700 berry-hued Oscar de la Renta co-ord – an ensemble she was first photographed wearing back in February 2017.Armed with diplomatic know-how and an army of fashion followers, the Duchess reportedly contributes over £1 billion to the UK economy – something not even the Queen can scoff at.So look no further for the lowdown on every outfit the Duchess of Cambridge has worn in 2019 so far.The editors at Yahoo UK are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, we may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.
Supersized dresses seem to be having a moment. The red carpet at Cannes Film Festival 2019 is covered in frothy, attention-grabbing gowns, with stars including Indian film star Deepika Padukone and Thai A-lister Sririta Jensen posing for photos in outrageously over-sized creations.But the big frocks aren’t limited to Cannes. Both Lady Gaga, in custom Brandon Maxwell, and Cardi B, in Thom Browne, shut down the Met Gala 2019 red carpet in their giant gowns. Both celebrities needed their own team of handlers to help them tackle the Met’s famous steps.Elsewhere, Jennifer Lopez hit the red carpet last year in a frothy, layered pink dress while Dua Lipa made sure she was noticed at the 2018 Brit Awards in a voluminous Giambattista Valli design.And who can forget the iconic, yellow Guo Pei dress Rihanna wore to the Met Gala in 2015?
The Duchess of Cambridge‘s royal wardrobe may boast the likes of Jenny Packham, Alexander McQueen and Gucci, but the mother-of-three is an well-established fan of the great British high street.Keen to fly the white and red sartorial flag, the 37-year-old has been known to recycle a number of affordable items on public engagements.Take her now-famous Zara biker jeans for instance. Kate was first photographed in the cult item back in 2016 during a trip to Kaziranga National Park in India and dug them back out two years later for a trip to Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in Paddington.Most recently, she surprised the fashion crowd in a £75 floral maxi dress from & Other Stories – an item sure to garner sell-out status.From her favourite pair of trainers to a penchant for Topshop that matches our own, take a look back at the Duchess of Cambridge’s best high street moments to date.
The most anticipated event in the A-list calendar is finally underway, as the biggest names in film, fashion and art take to the famous Met Gala 2019 steps.Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the annual bash is undoubtedly the greatest opportunity of all for stars to showcase their red carpet prowess on a global scale – with many competing to be crowned most gram-worthy.This year’s theme of ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ – inspired by American writer Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp‘ – is arguably its most fitting yet. And the open-to-interpretation invite successfully lured even the most timid of dressers out of their sartorial comfort zone.According to Sontag, “the whole point of camp is to dethrone seriousness” and boy, did showbiz heavyweights inject the fun and flamboyancy back into the fashion agenda.Leave it to Queen of Camp Lady Gaga to remind us that playing dress-up should be about having letting loose every once in a while, as the singer made a grand total of four outfit changes in a series of looks by Brandon Maxwell.Meanwhile, co-host Harry Styles donned head-to-toe Gucci. We wouldn’t half fancy borrowing that romantic pussy-bow blouse…From Serena Williams to Celine Dion, see who wore what at the 2019 Met Gala.
If you’re already planning your summer getaway or have high hopes for a great British heatwave, getting to grips with swimwear can prove tough even for the most experienced of fashion devotees.So we’ve scoured our favourite A-listers’ Instagram pages for the lowdown on their go-to beach attire – bringing you the photographic evidence of this season’s most coveted trends.From the supermodel pack’s hip-grazing bikinis (we can thank the likes of Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber for that one) to gram-worthy animal print, there’s something out there for everyone.If not for holiday wardrobe inspiration but serious wanderlust, here’s a dose of swimwear inspiration courtesy of your favourite celebrities.
The chocolate eggs are in the shops, the daffodils are out and spring is well and truly in the air… Easter is looming – which, for many of us, means a long weekend away from work.But how to fill those precious four days off?There are plenty of holidays you can squeeze into this timeframe, whether you’re keen to jet off abroad or stay on home turf.From Cornish staycations to a Spanish city break with a difference, we’ve found ten of the best holidays that you can fit into four days, for the Easter break and beyond.For a quick pampering fix, head to Studland on the Isle of Purbeck. Feel yourself unwind as soon as you arrive at the quaint village, famous for its beaches and nature reserve. A ten-minute stoll from the beach, Knoll House is offering pamper packages, ideal for everything from a romantic spa getaway to a relaxing hen-do party. The price, from £169pp, includes one night’s B&B, lunch, dinner and a 45-minute treatment. [Photo: Getty] Wildlife lovers can squeeze a bear viewing trip into four days. Gane & Marshall has a four-day getaway to one of Europe’s premier bear locations, Martinselkosen Wildlife Centre, in Finland. Located close to the Russian border in Suomussalmi, next to the Martinselkonen nature reserve, it’s one of the country’s best spots to see and photograph brown bears in their natural habitat. You and your guide will stay in a “hide” deep in the forest, close to bears and other wildlife. The cost, from £645pp, includes one night at Martinselkosen Wildlife Centre, two nights in the bear hide, breakfast, dinner, guiding and airport transfers. Excludes flights. Available from mid-April to mid-August. [Photo: Getty] Savour some of Scotland’s finest sights and flavours on a three-day break to Speyside, home of over half of the country’s malt whisky distilleries. Indulge in a wee dram as you tour four distilleries, with a Scotch Malt Whisky Society lunch and tasting. The trip includes a visit to Elgin – home to the best little whisky shop in the world – and you’ll be able to explore the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. Prices start from £119pp, including transport and guiding (excluding accommodation, which can be reserved when you book). [Photo: Getty] It may sound like a bizarre way to spend four days, but throwing tomatoes is actually a great way to embrace Spain’s more wacky cultural side. The annual La Tomatina Festival sees locals gather in the square of Buñol, half an hour from Valencia city, to throw tomatoes in what’s often dubbed the world’s biggest food fight. G Adventures has a four-day trip that includes full immersion in this festival, as well as a walking tour of the Old Town of Valencia. Departing on August 26, the trip costs from £329pp, including three nights’ hostel accommodation. Excludes meals and flights. [Photo: Getty] Getting to the Lake District doesn’t take long (an average of just over three hours from London by rail), yet you’ll feel a world away from everyday life on arrival. The landscape – dotted with glassy lakes and rugged fells – is one of the UK’s best walking destinations, with trails that could keep you occupied for well over four days. Ramblers Walking Holidays can help you condense it into a long weekend – they offer four-day walking holidays staying at Hassness Country House on the shore of Buttermere. The price, from £260pp, includes three nights’ full-board and guided walks. [Photo: Getty] Newquay can be reached by car, rail and also plane (Newquay airport is connected to UK hubs, including Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and Dublin), making it ideal for a long weekend. Overlooking the world-class surf spot, Fistral Beach, the Headland Hotel has just launched the Great British Staycation package, including three nights’ B&B, a three-course dinner, afternoon tea, a hamper of Cornish goodies, tickets to the Eden Project or Lost Gardens of Heligan, a book about the South West Coast Path and spa access. The break costs from £349.50pp, based on two sharing and is available until September. [Photo: Getty] A short hop over the Channel brings you to the Pas-de-Calais area, with its dramatic beaches, fresh seafood and good wine. And adventure-loving families are in for a treat if they book an inclusive break with Family Adventure Holidays, who offer a three-night Opal Coast Moulin – Easter trip. Based at the three-star Hotel Moulin aux Draps, which is surrounded by countryside and close to sandy beaches, it includes all meals and activities – so there’s no need to put hands in pockets after arrival. Children are kept busy with activities, from sand-yachting to visiting the sea lions and tropical sharks at the Nausicaa aquarium, while parents can enjoy a four-course meal in the restaurant. Three nights’ all-inclusive costs from from £299 per adult and £199 per child (excluding travel). [Photo: Getty]
As we wave hello to a whole new season, celebrities across the Hollywood circuit are gearing up for April’s red carpet events.First things first, actress Jodie Comer wasn’t going to let us look elsewhere for fashion inspiration, as she celebrated season two of ‘Killing Eve’ in a £2,340 Victoria Beckham dress.Meanwhile, co-star Sandra Oh played on her more angelic character in a slick white co-ord by Giorgio Armani.Across town, sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning also demonstrated their sartorial know-how in contrasting looks at the premiere of ‘Teen Spirit’.Elle chose a millennial pink frock by cool girl brand-of-the-moment Rodarte while her big sister opted for a bow-embellished mini dress.As though that wasn’t enough to keep the fashion pack content, the ‘Game of Thrones’ cast stepped out for their final season premiere on April 3 and it proved a great opportunity to showcase their individual style.Actress Emilia Clarke paid homage to onscreen character, Daenerys Targaryen, in a regal braid and tulle Valentino ruffles while Sarah Paulson oped for a feathered AW18 Gucci number.From Emma Roberts to Gillian Anderson, see who wore what in April 2019.Charlize Theron rocked a new fringe with a Dior suit at the ’Long Shot’ premiere at the AMC Lincoln Square Cinema in New York. [Photo: PA] The actor wore an asymmetric Givenchy gown at the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ world premiere in Los Angeles. [Photo: PA] The ‘Sex and the City’ star posed with TV host Andy Cohen at the gala premiere in New York City. She paired her skinny leather trousers with grey peep-toe heels and a hot pink bag. [Photo: Getty] The actor wore Armani Prive to attend the Oliver Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. [Photo: Getty] The supermodel wore Balmain at the wedding reception of Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco in New York on 6 April. [Photo: Getty] Charlize Theron rocked a new fringe with a Dior suit at the ’Long Shot’ premiere at the AMC Lincoln Square Cinema in New York. [Photo: PA] The actor wore an asymmetric Givenchy gown at the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ world premiere in Los Angeles. [Photo: PA] The ‘Sex and the City’ star posed with TV host Andy Cohen at the gala premiere in New York City. She paired her skinny leather trousers with grey peep-toe heels and a hot pink bag. [Photo: Getty] The actor wore Armani Prive to attend the Oliver Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. [Photo: Getty] The supermodel wore Balmain at the wedding reception of Marc Jacobs and Char Defrancesco in New York on 6 April. [Photo: Getty]
When you’re the First Lady of the United States, White House protocol requires that you dress diplomatically for public engagements.This may entail showcasing a homegrown label while on tour (as demonstrated by the Duchess of Sussex) or choosing a colour scheme to fly the flag for international guests.So how did Michelle Obama celebrate freeing herself from sartorial tyranny after leaving office? She wore a £3,082 pair of Balenciaga disco boots of course.Overnight, the former First Lady went viral courtesy of her final fashion-forward book tour outfit with social media users across the globe praising her glitzy footwear.“Now, I’m free to do whatever,” Obama defiantly told Sarah Jessica Parker at the Barclay Centre in New York.But it’s not the first time the 54-year-old has demonstrated her stylish know-how, as the mother-of-two has long reigned as one of our go-to style muses.Over the course of her nine-year White House residency, Obama and longterm stylist Meredith Koop helped to thrust under-the-radar talent into the spotlight. Most famously, the former First Lady chose Jason Wu for her inaugural gown – a simple move which catapulted him to global acclaim.But for Obama, clothes are not merely plucked from her wardrobe, as she told Parker during their meeting: “There are a lot of people out here trying to make it [in the fashion industry]; young people, women, black folks and immigrants.”“I didn’t want to wear the clothes of someone who didn’t have a good spirit and you could hear these things, you could hear how they treated my staff or how they treated their workers so everyone I wore as far as I knew had a good spirit as well.”From dressing for the presidential campaign back in 2009 to her most covetable tourdrobe moments, these are Michelle Obama’s best looks to date.
Move over, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and the like. There’s currently a real resurgence of women aged 50 and over topping best dressed lists – and it’s easy to see why.From 73-year-old Helen Mirren to 51-year-old Nicole Kidman, older female celebrities are killing it on the red carpet this year.Looking at their style is far more interesting than a regular best dressed list. These are women who have spent over five decades honing their sartorial prowess and deciding which colours, shapes and fabrics work best for them.But that doesn’t mean their wardrobes suffer. From plunging necklines, thigh-high splits and and hot pink hues, these A-lister approved looks could be worn by 20somethings – but they look far better on these women who are completely at ease with the skin they’re in.After all, they’ve had decades to learn to love themselves. And just as long to settle on the best stylist for them.Scroll to see which of this year’s outfit worn by some of the entertainment industry’s most famous older women take your fancy.
To mark the final season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’, the star-studded cast graced the red carpet for the last time armed with the fashion know-how they’ve picked up over the years.Actress Emilia Clarke reminded us why she’s a Hollywood Queen in frothy Valentino ruffles with the words, ‘Leave your door open for me, I might sleepwalk into your dreams’, emblazoned across the front.Vampy lipstick and an intricate braid – a sweet tribute to onscreen character Daenerys Targaryen – finished the romantic ensemble.Meanwhile, co-stars Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, also demonstrated their sartorial prowess.Williams, who plays Arya Stark in the hit show, chose a navy tiered Miu Miu frock – her lilac hair stealing the spotlight.While Turner, 23, took to the red carpet hand-in-hand with fiancé Joe Jonas in a mini star-emblazoned Louis Vuitton dress.But it was newlywed Rosie Lesley and Gwendoline Christie who stepped up the style stakes up a notch in show-stopping ensembles courtesy of Oscar de la Renta and Iris van Herpen.From Lisa Bonet in vintage Dior to a Gucci-clad Sarah Paulson, see who wore what at the New York premiere below.
Hoorah! The clocks have gone forward and spring evenings await with a serious wardrobe freshen-up high on our agenda.For those of you looking to inject some colour into your clothes rail, Mulberry’s punchy lemon Millie tote is just the golden ticket – an accessory sure to brighten up any all-linen look.While L.K Bennett is busy trying to tempt us to add yet another number to our ever-growing basket bag collection. Oops!But it’s not just our closet which needs a spring clean, as our bathroom shelf is in desperate need of an upgrade too.Brides-to-be may be interested in hearing about Birchbox’s brand-new ‘Rock My Wedding’ set packed with cult products by make-up heavyweights including Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, BECCA and Caudalie.While Jo Malone has delivered yet again with the delightful Orange Blossom Cologne, a sweet scent sure to leave you craving summer.Credit cards at the ready, these are this month’s best buys.
Nicolas Cage has reportedly filed for an annulment mere days into his fourth marriage.The 55-year-old actor wed girlfriend Erika Koike on Saturday, less than a year after the pair started dating in April last year.According to reports, he filed to annul his marriage in Las Vegas four days after the wedding took place, according to court documents obtained by Entertainment News.Cage has previously been married three times: to Patricia Arquette (1995 to 2001), Lisa Marie Presley (2002 to 2004), and to former waitress Alice Kim (2004 to 2016).Cage’s marriage to Koike is one of the shortest celebrity marriages to date. Formerly, this ‘accolade’ may have gone to Cher’s union with musician Gregg Allman (she filed for divorce after just nine days, although the pair reconciled for some time afterwards) or Eddie Murphy’s two-week long union with Tracey Edmond.However, Cage’s four-day marriage does not top the list. Scroll to see which other celebrity couples quickly decided their marital union wasn’t working.
Ever since becoming a household name in the early noughties, Lady Gaga has continued to surprise the fashion world with her sartorial know-how.Whether it’s strutting across the stage in sky-high platforms or accepting her first Oscar, the 33-year-old never turns down an opportunity to demonstrate her creative flair.In her Little Monster heyday, Gaga became a headline fixture courtesy of countless wigs, masks and that history-making meat dress.But ever since the singer graced the small screen for the lead role of Ally in ‘A Star is Born’, she’s reminded doubters of her influential position within the industry.Not something to be scoffed at, Gaga was the first to wear new-era Céline at the 2019 Grammy Awards in a ruffled one-shouldered frock – a look sure to have divided Phoebe Philo followers.While the Hollywood starlet did her research before gracing the 2019 Golden Globes‘ red carpet in Tiffany & Co jewels last worn by Audrey Hepburn for the ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ 1962 promo. Impressive, huh?From her countless Brandon Maxwell fan girl moments to a recent Judy Garland tribute, we chart Lady Gaga’s journey from the controversial to couture.
Globetrotters take note, the world’s 10 best airports have been unveiled.The Skytrax 2019 World Airport Awards gave Singapore’s Changi Airport the crown for a history-making seventh year running with more than 5,000 arrivals and departures each week across 80 different airlines.But the travel destination is famed for being much more than a mere transport pitstop with a butterfly park, cinema, cactus garden and countless art installations on offer – more than enough to ease the pain of pesky delays.Japan also flexed its muscles in the annual list with Tokyo’s Haneda Airport coming in close second place followed by Seoul’s Incheon and Hong Kong International Airport at number five.So what about the UK?Despite having over 40 public airports, London Heathrow was the only travel hub to make the definitive top 10 most probably down to its easy-to-navigate location for quick-fire business meetings and tourist visits.From Switzerland to Qatar, we’ve rounded up this year’s top 10 airports. How many have you visited?
Winchester in South East England is the happiest place in the United Kingdom.This is according to a new happiness index released by the Royal Mail, which measures happiness in areas around the UK.The areas are ranked based on eight different factors, including average earnings, life expectancy, access to health services and levels of deprivation.Carbon emission levels, residents’ reported sense of well-being, the earnings of the local authority and crime are also taken into account.While the Royal Mail ranked England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales separately as well as a general United Kingdom ranking, it was found the top 10 locations were all based in England – meaning these two tables look the same.The slideshow above, therefore, shows the happiest districts in the United Kingdom as a whole.The South East of England scored particularly well, with five out of ten local authorities from this region scoring in the top ten list.Elsewhere, here are the happiest areas in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.1. East Renfrewshire 2. East Dunbartonshire 3. Aberdeenshire 4. Stirling 5. Scottish Borders 6. Midlothian 7. East Lothian 8. Highland 9. South Ayrshire 10. Shetland Islands1. Monmouthshire2. Vale of Glamorgan3. Ceredigion4 Carmarthenshire5. Pembrokeshire6. Bridgend7. Neath Port Talbot8. Cardiff9. Torfaen10. Powys 1. Lisburn and Castlereagh 2. Newry, Mourne and Down3. Causeway Coast and Glens4. Ards and Northdown5. Mid Ulster
Juggling caterers and colour schemes with finding that dream dress can be enough to leave any bride hiding behind a toppling stack of wedding magazines.But what if we told you hunting down an ensemble fit for your big day needn’t break the budget?No longer is it frowned upon by the fashion crowd to opt for a high street look with a growing number of your favourite labels venturing down the aisle.For those on a mission to fulfil their childhood ambitions, Needle & Thread dreams up the stuff of fairytales with Duchess of Cambridge-worthy sparkle – just without the royal price tag.While Whistles continues to up its covetable wedding game with new styles for 2019 that you’re destined to say “I do” to. With everything from lace-emblazoned jumpsuits, chic co-ords and bardot necklines, the high street giant has only gone and flexed it’s wedding know-how once more.If that isn’t enough to inspire every Scandi-wannabe’s Pinterest board, fuss-free brides are bound to fall head over heels for Ghost’s slinky number which will take you from the registry office to the after-party in one fashionable swoop.From try-before-you-buy Monsoon to cool-girl brand Solace London, feast your eyes on this year’s most affordable wedding looks.
Make a note in your diaries (and circle it twice), Mother’s Day falls on March 31 in the UK and it’s the perfect excuse to spoil the woman in your life.If the two of you plan on spending the Sunday evening in with nothing but a box set and bubbly on the agenda, why not treat her to a pair of luxurious pyjamas by Olivia von Halle? Team with a pair of seriously cosy Ugg slippers and it’s the perfect set-up.The Mother’s Day Fortnum and Mason hamper is sure to prove handy too for those willing to splurge, as it’s jam-packed with moreish treats from pistachio and clotted cream biscuits to apricot honey and lavender tea. Fingers crossed she’s willing to share…While a box of Hotel Chocolat goodies is always a failsafe option – team with a bunch of freshly-cut blooms for extra points.From a widely coveted Jo Malone set to a more budget-friendly (but equally as thoughtful) Emma Bridgewater mug, we’ve rounded up the Mother’s Day 2019 gifts sure to put a smile on her face.