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The Duchess of Sussex had her nearest and dearest with her this week as she celebrated her baby shower in New York, but there was one famous face who was missing from the event - the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate was noticeably absent from her sister-in-law's celebrations but with good reason; her elder children Prince George and Princess Charlotte are on their half-term break and it's believed the Cambridges are enjoying a low-key school holiday, away from the spotlight.There have been whispers that Prince William and Kate have taken the family, including baby Prince Louis, skiing. The youngsters broke up from school last Friday and won't go back until Monday 25 February.Guests arrive at Meghan's baby shower:Loading the player...In 2016, the Cambridges took George and Charlotte to the French Alps for a long weekend, when the children experienced their first taste of snow. Charlotte was just ten months old and given that Louis is around the same age, it wouldn't be a surprise if William and Kate decided to take their baby boy on his first ski holiday.MORE: Strictly's Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec share update on baby plansMeanwhile, across the pond in New York, the cameras were trained on The Mark hotel where Meghan held her intimate baby shower. Her close friend and tennis champion Serena Williams is believed to have hosted the affair, renting out the £60,000-per-night penthouse suite that features five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms and two powder rooms.Meghan left New York on Wednesday eveningMeghan's loved ones were spotted arriving at the hotel on Wednesday afternoon, including Amal Clooney who looked fabulous in a red jumpsuit, Meghan's former Suits co-star Abigail Spencer who carried gifts with her, and the Duchess' best friend Jessica Mulroney who looked chic as she battled the New York snow. Pilates instructor Taryn Toomey, fashion designer Misha Nonoo and Meghan's royal wedding makeup artist Daniel Martin were also on the guest list.MORE: Denise Welch pays emotional tribute to son who won at the BRITsThe Duchess is reportedly having a second baby shower in the UK, when it's likely that Kate will attend alongside Meghan's mum Doria Ragland who will fly over from Los Angeles.Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.Sports The Telegraph
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The drone attack which brought chaos to thousands of Christmas travellers at Gatwick Airport was reportedly an inside job, a source has claimed. A disgruntled employee is suspected to be the person responsible for flying the drone, bringing misery to passengers at the Sussex airport. Sussex Police were initially criticised for their handling of the drone attack, after wrongly arresting a couple and then suggesting there may not have been a drone at all.Style Hello!
Cheeky Gorka Marquez wasn't afraid to poke fun at his pregnant girlfriend Gemma Atkinson at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday night! While Gemma was showing off her gorgeous bump in her chic black dress, he couldn't resist mimicking her stance - but she didn't seem to mind, responding by giggling at him. The couple looked happy as ever as they appeared for the first time at a red carpet event since announcing their baby news. Gorka also shared videos on his Instagram Stories, which showed the pair getting ready to go to the awards - with the Strictly dancer gushing over how beautiful Gemma looked. Agreed!Gorka joked around on the red carpet! Image: GettyEarlier this month, Gemma gave fans a first glimpse of her pregnancy belly in an adorable photograph on Instagram. The star posted a picture of her pet dog closely guarding her tummy, and captioned it: "Guarding his new pack member... Dogs are just wonderful."VIDEO: Beyonce and Jay Z's surprising tribute to Meghan Markle at the Brit AwardsLoading the player...She has since opened up about her growing bump and changing body, saying she had a "big belly". Gemma explained: "Loads of you have been asking about my fitness and stuff. What we've been focusing on mainly is my posterior chain, so basically the back of my body… my traps, my delts, my glutes, my hamstrings. Because I've got quite a big belly, it's kind of pulling me forward and my posture's not really how it should be… I'm just basically trying to strengthen the back of my body just to give me a bit more support."Gemma stunned in her black midi dressWhen Gemma first announced her pregnancy in January, Gorka shared his own emotional post, writing: "@glouiseatkinson Thank you for the greatest gift in life. Myself and Gem are beyond thrilled to be welcoming our new family member later this year! Baby Marquez. Norm and Ollie can’t wait to start their big brother duties."The BRIT Awards 2019: The red carpet looks everyone's talking aboutStyle Hello!
Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver, who plays Eileen Grimshaw in the ITV soap, has lost an incredible three stone after making a number of lifestyle changes over the past few years. Sue looked especially trim when she made a rare red carpet appearance at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards in March last year, dressed in a form-fitting black gown. It has since been reported by Woman magazine that Sue has cut down on certain foods to help ensure a healthier lifestyle. Sue now follows a gluten-free, low-sugar Mediterranean diet. Sue's change to her lifestyle follows after she collapsed on set in 2011 due to her diabetes.Corrie star Sue Cleaver has lost 3 stone over the past few yearsSue is just one of the many soap stars who has showcased their weight loss over recent time. Her Corrie co-star Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone Dobbs, has looked noticeably trimmer since the beginning of 2018. While he hasn’t spoken out about his slimmer build, Alan regularly takes part in a number of charity sports events. He recently participated in a football match and a golf day, along with his Coronation Street co-stars Andrew Whyment - who plays Kirk Sutherland, and Sam Aston - who plays Chesney Brown. Alan posted a photo of the trio at the event dressed up in their golf attire, writing besides it: "Beautiful weather today for the Al, Andy, Sam golf day. Let’s have fun and raise lots of money and awareness for a great cause."MORE: Strictly star Anton du Beke reunites with former dance partner Sue has played Eileen in the show since 2000READ: Why Meghan Markle was forced to abandon New York restaurant after just 15 minutesOver in Emmerdale meanwhile, actress Laura Norton, who plays Kerry Wyatt, has lost an impressive three stone over the past few years after cutting out fizzy drinks. The recently engaged actress admitted that she had been addicted to them for over ten years, but after giving them up she saw the pounds began to shed. I had been addicted since I was a teenager. At its worse I used to drink two 2-litre bottles of Coke a day. I know now how much sugar is in it," she told The Mirror. Laura went on to say that it had been her dad that had pointed out her addiction, which saw her consume an additional 1,700 calories a day - just 300 calories less than the recommended daily intake for a woman.Loading the player...Celebrity weight loss secrets Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.Lifestyle Elle
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