She's as grand as any royal-born, has won plaudits for her style and is mother to the heir (and soon the spare): How four years of marriage have transformed Kate Middleton

Keep your background blurry, never use a flash and DON'T overuse filters: How to turn your dull food images into Instagram food porn in 12 simple steps

From simple tips such as transforming the shape of your food, to the slightly more complicated method of framing your picture, FEMAIL speaks to photographer Denis Yaux to get some pointers.

'Lonely' 11-year-old boy receives hundreds of birthday cards from around the world after his mother's Facebook plea for STRANGERS to write to him goes viral

Molly Mole, 42, from Devon, revealed on Facebook how her son, Roman, had no friends and cried himself to sleep. Roman has now received 200 cards and a parcel from NASA.

Flattery or threat? A woman has complained to police over being wolf whistled by builders. Cue this VERY heated debate...

Poppy Smart complained to police about being wolf whistled at by builders. Here, six women - and two men - give their views on whether wolf whistling is flattering or intimidating...


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'She spoke about sex like it was housework': Confessions of the men who paid thousands to marry mail-order brides... but who lived to regret it

Confessions of the men who purchased mail-order brides

A new Reddit thread (bottom), which focuses on brides from Russia and the Philippines and has so far garnered more than 10,000 comments, asked users to spill the beans on what 'surprised' them the most when they started living with their spouses. One wrote: 'You could liken it to a gold digger but it was much worse.' Another one added: 'The passion, emotion, warmth, everything that makes a marriage work was lacking.'

Definitely NOT model behaviour! Funny photos capture mannequins appearing to twerk, grope each other, flash at passers-by and give the middle finger

Pranksters have had fun with shop dummies, adding in extra limbs, making them do gang signs, putting their hands down other models' underwear or posing them so they 'twerk' in shop windows.

'I'm a human doodle board!' Woman left with 20 dodgy inkings... after letting her fiancé practice his tattooing skills on her BACK

Jessica Preston, 25, from Kent, has 20 tattoos on her back - all of which are the work of her fiancé Daniel. Now, with her wedding seven months away, Miss Preston is desperate to get rid of the amateur inkings.

From snail racing to DIY sundials, painting the lawn and doing the laundry: The simple ideas that will get children off the sofa and into the garden (yes, dirty pants can be fun!)

Do YOU find it frustrating when your children are glued to the couch when the sun is shining? Try these creative ideas from inspirational book 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside by Dawn Isaacs.

Have two at once, wash down with tea and try not to choke: Champion reveals what it really takes to win biscuit-eating challenge

Dorset knobs are savoury spherical biscuit, about the size of a golf ball and have been made in Dorset by local bakers Moores since 1880. Video shows World champion Deruke Tee preparing for the event.

As Hillary Clinton aims to become America's first woman president at 69, we reveal the other female powerhouses refusing to let age hinder their careers

Hillary Clinton will be almost 70 when she opens the White House doors if her campaign succeeds. Here, we look at other female big hitters for which age is nothing but a number.

'Drunk or half-naked men DON'T get raped by women': Mother's Facebook post arguing that revealing clothing is no excuse for sexual assault goes viral 

Gina Riveros, who works in a bus terminal in Argentina, was prompted to share her thoughts after overhearing a man making derogatory comments about a girl wearing a miniskirt.

Strapped on to a bench in rough weather, eating 4,000 calories a day and growing SEEDS in her boat: British explorer reveals plans for 100-day solo row over Atlantic

Since April 2011, British explorer Sarah Outen MBE, 29, has traveled around the world on human power alone. She is now preparing for her final leg - rowing the Atlantic from the US to the UK.

Are these Britain's buffest twins? Brothers who have trained together twice a day for TWENTY YEARS reveal their original fitness inspiration... their mum's aerobics classes

Competitive twins Delroy and Trevor Thomas, 35, from east London, have become stars of the health and fitness industry since they started training at home together at the age of 15.

'You're a miserable old witch': Grandmother reveals heartache over being sent anonymous hate mail for EIGHT YEARS... and police are baffled as to who's behind it

Kathleen Fortun, 72, from St Brelades, Jersey, said the notes, which are typed in handwritten envelopes, started arriving in 2008, and are sent twice are year. Police have found no clues as to the sender.

Inside the world's most futuristic offices - complete with disco tunnels, cosy nap pods and indoor orange groves... but do staff get ANY work done?

These incredible spaces are owned by some of the biggest and most productive companies in the world; from Google and Twitter to Whole Foods and Etsy.

'I suggest you start looking for my replacement. Immediately': Disgruntled employee pens uber sarcastic resignation note to bosses

Disgruntled employee and Reddit user gahdzuks had no problem burning bridges when they handed in their work notice by writing a passive-aggressive resignation letter to their boss.

I'd rather be playing, Mum! Sweden's infant Princess Leonore looks glum as she is taken to meet the Pope at the Vatican

The 14-month-old Princess looked less than impressed during her visit to the Vatican and spent most of the time playing with her mother's pearls. Madeleine, 32, is expecting a second child in June.



Emma Watson showed what it meant to travel in style as she touched down in JFK airport on Tuesday. A blazer helps to smarten up joggers for perfect off-duty chic. Here we show you how to emulate her style for a fraction of the price...

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You need to get your eyes tested! The laugh-out-loud photos by fans who had mistaken a random person for their favourite star... and took a selfie to prove it 

Johnny Depp and Drake lookalikes mistaken for real thing in embarrassing selfies

People often request selfies when they meet celebrities, but sometimes they are mistaken and the person isn't actually a star. FEMAIL rounds up the funniest fakes, including Johnny Depp and Drake. Pictured clockwise from top left are fans with people mistaken for celebrities. They include: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Hugh Jackman, Drake, Mike Tyson and Johnny Depp.

The end of an era: Abercrombie and Fitch vows to stop using shirtless models in its stores while promising it will 'diversify' its overtly-sexy image

According to new plans unveiled by Abercrombie and Fitch Co on Friday, the retailer will abandon many of the sexualized marketing ploys for which it is known in an attempt to lure back customers.

Watch the moment shoppers are offered the chance to buy two euro T-shirts from a vending machine... and are then shown shocking images of where they were made by women paid 9p an HOUR 

An experiment to mark Fashion Revolution Day forces people to question whether they'd buy a cheap T-shirt if they could see the conditions under which the super clothes were made.

Pregnant woman suffering agonising hip condition endures 'increasing pain' for nine months after giving up medication for the sake of her unborn baby

Lynn, from Chippenham, has hip dysplasia and scoliosis but chose to stop taking the painkillers that enable her to live a normal life while she was pregnant with her longed-for first daughter Libby.

A right royal celebration! Joyful crowds line the streets as the Netherlands gets a day off to mark King Willem-Alexander's birthday

The Dutch royals marked the occasion with a waterborne procession along a canal in the city of Dordrecht. Delighted revellers, all of whom had the day off, turned out to cheer on their king.

The romantic birthday present that went horribly wrong: Woman tells how her attempts to gift her husband with erotic artwork landed her in hospital with a cyst the size of a golf ball

Sydney-based Sharon Tierney attempted 'vagina art' as an experimental birthday gift for husband Mike but lead to dire consequences with a cyst the size of a golf ball 'down there'

She'll need another holiday! Princess Beatrice is all smiles as she gets to work and opens a Staffordshire classroom... after indulging in 14 trips in just SIX months

Princess Beatrice was all smiles as she got to work today and opened a school in Staffordshire. The 26-year-old was making her second visit in just four days but has been criticised for her jetsetting.

The real-life Poldark baby! Infant who 'died' in the TV show's tragic finale was played by a premature tot born weighing less than 3lbs

Little Matilda Fitt - who played baby Julia Poldark in the BBC drama  - was born to 34-year-old Hannah Fitt nine weeks early in their home town of Barry, South Wales, weighing just 2lb 12oz.

'The joke's on you mate!' Spurned woman gets revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend by posting a video of herself naked in bed with a new lover

An Australian woman has taken to a video-sharing site to exact revenge on her cheating partner. The blonde, said to be Lyn Kent, filmed herself in bed with another man saying: 'I cheated on you too!'

Alessandra Ambrosio shows off her Latino tan and endless legs in edgy new fashion campaign 

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The 34-year-old Victoria's Secret Angel shows off her Latino style and golden tan as she poses in a new campaign for online fashion retailer Dafiti, shot in São Paulo.

Zara, H&M; and Cotton On rated among the WORST stores for customer satisfaction... as children's retailer Pumpkin Patch scores top marks with 92 per cent of shoppers happy 

A new study from Roy Morgan has ranked the best and worst Australian retailers for customer satisfaction, with Pumpkin Patch, Suzanne Grae, Jacqui E and Portmans rating in the top five.

'He's a good man and a loving father': Wife vows to stand by husband jailed for kicking his woman-beating brother to death... as she raises their three children alone

Mark Lowe, 32, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, is currently serving a five year sentence for beating and kicking his brother Wayne to death, after Wayne, then 33, attacked him in his bed with a knife.

'Nobody understood me': Solemn Crown Princess Mary attends Anzac Day ceremony as she discusses dealing with loneliness in new TV interview

The Australian-born royal placed a wreath at a memorial in Copenhagen on Anzac Day to remember fallen Australian soldiers, days after speaking out on the issue of loneliness

Is the BOWL CUT back? As requests soar by 200%, the Nineties' mushroom hairdo is staging an unlikely resurgence among hipsters thanks to Robert Pattinson

BOWL CUT staging an unlikely comeback thanks to Robert Pattinson

The statement chop, made famous by Jim Carrey's Lloyd Christmas in Dumb & Dumber, is the new choice of fashion-conscious men like Robert Pattinson (left) and hip celebrities including (clockwise from top, centre) Miley Cyrus, Jessie J, Estelle and Rihanna. Customers flocking to the hairdressers to have the cut are even bringing their own bowls with them in an added retro touch.

Should we be cleansing our skin from the INSIDE to beat spots? Japanese women swear by tincture tonic they drink that cleanses blood and removes blemishes 

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The women of Japan swear by the 'beauty from within' philosophy and prefer to sip on tincture tonics to cleanse the system internally to encourage clear, unblemished skin.

Mwah! But will a £30 'thimble' really give you Angelina Jolie's swell pouting lips?

The 'Fullips' device, that works by creating a mini-vacuum while you suck on the apparatus, was created by Arizona-based inventors Linda Gomez and her daughter Krystle.

Horsetail for stronger nails, cinnamon to plump lips and honey for beating acne: How the kitchen cupboard can give your beauty cabinet a run for its money 

From slicing an orange and using it as a facial toner to slathering strawberries on your face to beat age spots, FEMAIL has rounded up the best all-natural beauty tricks.

Ella Henderson bags her first brand collaboration as she stars in glossy new campaign for Batiste dry shampoo

X Factor finalist and pop star Ella Henderson has joined forces with dry shampoo brand Batiste for their 2015 'Ready for it' campaign. The TV advert will feature the singer's latest single, Mirror Man.