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Princess Beatrice was in high spirits as she attended the second wedding celebrations for close friend Karlie Kloss and her husband, Joshua Kushner. Some eight months after tying the knot in New York in October 2018, Karlie and Joshua held a star-studded nuptials party in Wyoming, with guests including Katy Perry and her fiancé Orlando Bloom, Ashton Kutcher, and British royal Beatrice. In a series of Instagram stories, Karlie gave followers a sneak peek inside her 'Wild West Weekend' themed event. Beatrice appears in a number of photographs, and can be seen wearing a floral dress and a blue headband for the evening party. While there are no images of the royal taking part in the karaoke, she is visible in the crowd, and clearly enjoying the singalong.Karlie has been friends with Princess Beatrice for a number of years, pictured together in 2016Former Victoria's Secret Angel Karlie, 26, and Beatrice, the Queen's granddaughter, have been friends for a number of years. In April last year, they holidayed together in Jordan, along with Joshua, British singer Ellie Goulding and Meghan Markle's designer friend Misha Nonoo, among others.MORE: Princess Beatrice has the best reaction to Karlie Kloss' engagementBeatrice has been busy celebrating a number of weddings in recent months - not least the nuptials of her younger sister, Princess Eugenie, who tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank in October 2018. Many are now speculating an engagement could be on the cards for Beatrice herself. The 30-year-old is said to be completely smitten with her 34-year-old boyfriend, multi-millionaire property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.Princess Beatrice is dating property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli MozziMORE: Princess Eugenie enjoys double date with Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi - see the photosEdoardo is a friend of the royal's family and the couple have known each other for a number of years - but it was only recently that things took a romantic turn. Edoardo, who has a young son from a previous relationship, is the stepson of the late Christopher Shale - an old friend of former Prime Minister David Cameron. It is thought that Beatrice and Edoardo started dating in September 2018.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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Jeremy Corbyn’s close aides will accept no-deal Brexit and 'don’t give a toss' about Labour members' views, says Margaret Beckett
Jeremy Corbyn’s close aides will accept a no-deal Brexit and “don’t give a toss” about Labour members’ support for a fresh referendum, a party heavyweight says.In a stinging attack, Margaret Beckett condemned “the leader's office” for the paralysis in the shadow cabinet, which again failed to agree a shift to fully back a Final Say public vote.Labour MPs are furious about what one called the “muddle and confusion”, which they blame for putting the UK at greater risk of a Boris Johnson government crashing out of the EU in October.But Dame Margaret, a former foreign secretary and temporary Labour leader, argued the “stumbling block” was not Mr Corbyn himself, but “the leader's office”.Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Dame Margaret said: “I'm beginning to think that some of them do actually want Britain to leave the EU no matter what.“They don't give a toss about what the British people now want or what Labour members think is in the country's interests.“They just are determined to make sure we don't do anything to impede Britain leaving, if necessary with no deal.”Asked who she meant, Dame Margaret added: “I think there are people very close to him, with great influence with him, who are and have been from the beginning passionately opposed [to EU membership].“He wants to keep the party together as much as possible and present a united front on the issue.”Some have referred to “the four Ms” in Mr Corbyn’s team, all known opponents of a fresh Brexit referendum and some of whom have a long antipathy to the EU.They are Seamus Milne, his director of communications, Karie Murphy, his chief of staff, Andrew Murray, his political adviser, and Len McCluskey, the head of the powerful Unite trade union.At Tuesday’s shadow cabinet, Mr Corbyn refused to budge on his stance that “any deal” to be “put to a public vote", which could mean a general election or second referendum. Frontbench supporters of another referendum are desperate for Mr Corbyn to start campaigning for it - and to guarantee Labour would back Remain if it took place.They were alarmed, last week, when the leader said any referendum ballot paper should contain “real choices for both Leave and Remain voters”.He also floated the option of copying Harold Wilson’s approach, during the 1975 referendum, when the then-leader took no active position, allowing both wings of his party to fight it out.
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Strictly Come Dancing star Gorka Marquez is nothing but proud of his girlfriend Gemma Atkinson, who is days away from giving birth to their first child. In an inspirational Instagram post about weight-gain during pregnancy, 34-year-old Gemma praised all expectant mothers as she urged them to love themselves for growing a tiny human. In response to the message, the professional dancer revealed just how much he loved his partner. "And I couldn't be more proud of you and fancy you more in every way," he gushed in the caption.Gemma had shared a before-and-after snap of her body, detailing the changes she has experienced throughout her first pregnancy. Admitting she has gained 15kg, the radio star wrote: "Softer arms, puffier face, bigger ass and thighs, bigger belly, uterus, placenta, water retention, huge rise in oestrogen meaning more cellulite and let's be honest, my boobs are like the Mitchell brothers." The Mitchell brothers was in reference to EastEnders. "All of the above means my body is working to grow my baby and I couldn't be more proud of it," she added.GALLERY: Inside Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez's homeThe former Strictly contestant admitted that she struggled with the changes, but has since learnt to love herself more. "Admittedly, it is hard at first especially if like me, you were/are a gym bunny," she explained. "However, if you change your way of thinking and realise firstly that pregnancy is a beautiful privilege denied to many woman so be grateful you have this opportunity, things do start to become easier. Secondly, from the minute you are carrying your baby (for me anyway) EVERYTHING became about my baby. Not my appearance."I wanted / still want them to be as strong and as healthy as possible. So if that means for the time being me as the 'carrier' gains weight then so what?! I can lose it in time. Yes I've continued my training but to nowhere near the extent I was and I’ve most certainly ate more than usual too."The couple are expecting their baby any day nowAlthough Gemma still has good and bad days. "On the odd day I've felt fed up at not being able to run or lift heavy or have a good sweat on after training I've reminded myself that it’s temporary and that my baby is growing well and that fed up feeling disappears in seconds," she shared. "If you really want to do all that stuff again after a baby, you will. You won’t find time as you’ll be exhausted, YOU have to MAKE TIME."MORE: The One Show's Alex Jones stuns in rare makeup-free selfie with baby Kit"Small steps make a big difference," she continued, before concluding: "Me being pregnant is the reason I look so different to how I 'normally look'. Me being a mum WONT be the reason I don’t get back to it and feeling as good again. Don’t let it be yours either! Woman are incredibly strong, the last nine months I've learnt that even more so. We got this. So to the ladies currently struggling with the changes soldier on. It'll all be worth it when little man or little lady arrives knowing their mum is a total warrior woman."Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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Boris Johnson clashes with Bank of England chief over whether Britain can strike a deal to continue free trade with EU after Brexit
Boris Johnson clashed with the Bank of England Governor today over whether Britain can strike a deal to continue free trade with the EU after Brexit.The Tory leadership contender called on people to be “a little more positive” about the options for Britain if it leaves the European Union on October 31.In a stormy LBC interview, Mr Johnson was repeatedly challenged by interviewer Nick Ferrari to say if he was accusing Mark Carney of being wrong. Mr Johnson insisted Britain would be allowed to use world trade laws to enjoy a period without any changes to tariffs that would endanger exports, something the Bank Governor and many others have stressed would be impossible to demand without agreement in Brussels.The former London mayor said Mr Carney was “wrong in thinking it is not an option”. He said Britain could continue to trade “in the same way as we normally trade”.Asked if Mr Carney was wrong, Mr Johnson said: “He’s right in the sense that GATT, Article 24, paragraph 5b, makes it perfectly clear that two countries that are in the process of beginning a free trade agreement may protract their existing arrangements until such time ... as they have completed a new trade agreement. That is the way forward.”When told Mr Carney disagreed, Mr Johnson went on: “Where Mark is right is saying that that implies mutuality, there has to be an agreement on both sides.” Challenged again, he said: “Well, he’s wrong in thinking it is not an option, it is certainly an option. I don’t know if he has said it is not an option, but people are wrong if they say it is not an option. I don’t think Mark Carney has said that.”Mr Johnson has been under repeated pressure over his plan to use GATT [general agreement on tariffs and trade] rules to extend the current trade terms after Brexit. His European Research Group allies argue that the GATT rules allow for an extension to allow trade negotiations. However, the Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox, has ruled that GATT only applies to smooth the way to a deal that has been largely agreed in advance. Liam Fox has also questioned Mr Johnson’s plans. Asked about Mr Cox’s concerns, Mr Johnson said: “No, I think there is some confusion about this. What you can’t do is unilaterally use a GATT 24 solution.”Mr Johnson continued: “But what you could do is agree with our EU friends and partners to go forward on that basis. When you think about it, we haven’t had an interruption to trade between the UK and the Continent for years and years. It would be bizarre if the EU were to decide on their own to impose tariffs on goods coming from the UK. It wouldn’t be in the interests of their businesses or their consumers. Let’s be a little more positive about this.”Mr Carney stressed last week that the return of tariffs would be “automatic” if Britain left the EU with no deal. “The GATT rules are clear,” the governor said. “We should be clear that not having an agreement with the EU would mean that there are tariffs automatically.”Mr Johnson repeatedly refused to deny that a photo of him and his partner Carrie Symonds was six weeks old.The picture taken in the Sussex countryside appeared in the media yesterday, just days after the couple had a row at her London flat and the police were called by a neighbour.Pressed on when it was taken and whether it was old, he said: “I’m not going to comment on the antiquity or the provenance of some photo that newspapers decide to put on their front pages.”He accused Mr Ferrari of turning the interview into a “farce” with the repeated questions about the photo.But the presenter stuck to his line of questioning, even at one point joking that it was pop star Ed Sheeran not Mr Johnson in the picture.Asked if he knew the photo was being put out, Mr Johnson responded: “I’m aware of all sorts of pictures of me out on the internet. It’s entirely up to the newspapers to decide what they want to print.” He sought to bring the conversation back to his policies and insisted it was “not fair” on his family and loved ones to answer questions about his private life.Mr Johnson waded into the row over LGBT teaching at a Birmingham school, where some parents have withdrawn their children in protest.He backed LGBT equality and the need for children to attend lessons and learn about “the world as it is”.“I believe very strongly that people should be able to love whoever they choose,” he said. “That’s the way we live our lives in the UK.” He added: “I don’t think kids should be unreasonably taken out of school.” Rival Jeremy Hunt has also backed the school against the parents.On Brexit, Mr Johnson warned that the Tories were “staring down the barrel of defeat” if the UK does not quit the European Union. Seeking to explain how he could get a Brexit deal agreed by both Brussels and Parliament, he claimed that “politics has totally changed” since March 29, the original departure date from the European bloc. He told LBC: “People are looking at this thing and thinking ‘Parliament is just not going to do this’. But, actually, I think they are.”Mr Johnson confirmed he is willing to quit the EU without a deal, but his rhetoric has changed in recent days to stress that he wants a stripped-down agreement with the EU, including that free trade would keep going for an “implementation period” to allow more negotiation.He backed the ambition of recruiting 20,000 more police officers, as proposed by Home Secretary Sajid Javid, although he refused to put a timescale on it. The former foreign secretary also warned that seeking to blame him for the continued imprisonment in Iran of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on spying charges, which she and Britain strongly deny, was shifting responsibility away from the hardliners in Tehran.
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Dancing on Ice star James Jordan is the latest celebrity to share his view on Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden's apparent feud. The former Strictly Come Dancing dancer heaped praise on the This Morning presenter, claiming he is a "supportive" and "caring" professional. "It was an absolute pleasure to work with you on DOI...," he tweeted at Phillip on Monday evening. "A true professional but always very supportive and caring. And yes you’re fun, just not as fun as me You're a top man, lots of jealous people out there mate."James Jordan has given his opinion on the riftThe post comes as Phillip addressed the recent report which suggested Amanda was left hurt when she didn't get picked to present alongside him on This Morning in November. Expressing his sadness over the claims, he tweeted: "The end of another really sad weekend. When you try for 35 years to be the easiest, most fun person to work with and you read such hurtful and wildly untrue stories from nameless 'sources'. Obviously, I'll take it on the chin. I just hope you know me better."MORE: Meghan Markle makes quite the change to her engagement ringHowever, just hours later, Amanda revealed that Phillip refused her attempt to smooth things over earlier this year. Appearing on her Heart FM radio show on Monday, the Britain's Got Talent judge revealed she tried to extend an "olive branch" but said her advances were "ignored". She told co-host Jamie Theakston: "I did offer to meet him for a coffee months ago, he didn't reply to my text. What can I say?" She added: "I've moved on from it, Jamie, you need to move on from it." To which, Jamie replied: "You might have moved on but I just wanted to know, is there any more to the story?""The olive branch had been extended," probed Jamie. "Oh, yes," remarked Amanda. The comments come hours after Phillip took to Twitter to address their "feud". At the weekend, it was reported that Amanda was left hurt after she wasn't picked to present alongside him on This Morning in November. At the time, the mum-of-two was favourite to step in for Holly Willoughby whilst she filmed I'm A Celebrity in Australia. According to Amanda, the presenting gig - which was offered to her in the first place - was given to Rochelle Humes as Phillip allegedly told bosses not to give the role to Amanda.READ: Amanda Holden reacts to This Morning's Phillip Schofield 'rift' commentIn light of the report, an ITV spokesperson has since said: "Presenter line ups on This Morning change regularly and final decisions on these line ups are made by producers and not the presenters. Phillip Schofield is a much loved broadcaster and part of the ITV family. He is a consummate professional and held in high regard at ITV."Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.