The Princess Diana effect: Australia under her spell Over five visits to Australia, Princess Diana dazzled and delighted audiences – all the while hiding inner turmoil. Nearly 20 years on from her death, Neil McMahon retraces her steps. She first came to these shores in secret and last left them in a storm of flashbulbs amid speculation that she might actually come to live here. Imagine: the most famous, most beautiful, most admired, most eligible woman in the world living here! You could fantasise about it – or you could grow out of believing in fairy tales. If Diana taught us anything, she taught us that. A span of 15 years separated these two visits in 1981 and 1996, years that contained nearly all of her adult life and more than a few of her growing pains. The Sydney socie
In photos reminiscent of his late mother Princess Diana, Prince Harry showed his caring side as he embraced a seriously ill boy in his arms. Harry was visiting young patient Ollie Carroll in hospital when he reached out and held the boy. The pair had met before at the WellChild Awards last October, and earlier this week, Harry made a secret visit to the hospital to check up on Ollie and his sister Amelia, who both suffer from a rare genetic disease called Battens. Photos of the visit were posted on a Facebook page run by Ollie's parents Lucy and Mike, entitled Ollie's Army Battling Against Battens. They explained that Harry and Ollie had met last year at the awards ceremony, where Ollie, who has limited mobility, won the Most Inspirational Child Award. "What happened that day was tr...
David Emanuel's favourite Princess Diana dress is one we've never seen before – find out more The Say Yes to the Dress UK host said the gown was tight-fitting and made in shocking pink taffeta David Emanuel will always be known as the designer who made Princess Diana's show-stopping wedding dress back in 1981. He admits the ivory silk taffeta gown, which featured a 25-foot train, put him "on the international stage" and was his "calling card" for many, many years. But reflecting on his work, David has said that some of his favourite pieces he made for the Princess were from her private wardrobe – and will never be seen by the public. "The royals have their public wardrobe and their private wardrobe," David told HELLO! Online. "There are one or two dresses in Diana's private wardrobe
There's nothing like sibling rivalry to bring out your competitive side – something Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews knows all too well. The 27-year-old has admitted that he and big brother James – Pippa Middleton's fiancé – have always faced off in a series of challenges whether at home or enjoying a family holiday. "I grew up in a family with two older brothers and we competed with absolutely everything, despite the fact that they were 13 years older" he told HELLO!. "I grew up losing to them, at everything!" Spencer's competitive streak could come in handy for his latest venture, as he takes on The Jump alongside stars including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Louis Smith. However, the heartthrob admitted that he's been impressed by the efforts of all of the contestants, so losing would
Pippa Middleton and fiancé James Matthews dazzle at charity ball days before wedding Kate's younger sister and her fiancé are set to marry on Saturday 20 May Pippa Middleton and her fiancé James Matthews made a stunning couple as they attended the ParaSnowBall at the Hurlingham Club on Thursday evening. The pair, who are due to marry in a couple of weeks, were all smiles as they made their much-awaited appearance at the black-tie event. Pippa was attending in her role as sponsor and looked every inch the radiant bride-to-be. Meet the team rumoured to be getting Pippa ready for her wedding The sporty 33-year-old showed off her slim figure in a blue brocade dress by Erdem, a favourite label with Pippa and her older sister Kate. She completed her sophisticated look with a pair o
Princess Diana took a trip to Pakistan in 1997 that was officially presented as her doing a favor for close friends to help raise money for a cancer clinic in Lahore. But privately, royal insiders say the trip was connected to an on-off romance she was having in London with Hasnat Khan, a British-Pakistani heart surgeon whom she called “Mr. Wonderful.” “She was truly taken with somebody who was so pure of purpose,” said Vanity Fair journalist Sarah Ellison. “He was healing people. He wasn't remotely interested in her fame. He obviously wasn't all that interested in his own appearance. He sort of had a paunch. He ate Kentucky Fried Chicken. I mean, it's definitely this sort of aggressive kind of normalcy.” Diana and Khan’s relationship is featured in the upcoming ABC special "The L