Kate, 35, (right) received a very special loan in the form of a pearl choker as she attended the anniversary dinner of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor on Monday. The four-strand pearl choker worn by Kate this evening previously belonged to the Queen and it is believed to be the first time that she has worn the piece. The choker was previously borrowed by Princess Diana, who was loaned the statement piece to wear at a banquet at Hampton Court Palace in 1982 (centre) and was seen on Her Majesty the following year in Bangladesh (left). Kate joined William and Harry who could be seen arriving by car at the Queen's home where celebrations of her wedding anniversary will be held this evening. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating 70 years of marriage together a milestone platinum anniversary. They are celebrating with close family and friends at a special dinner at the Berkshire residence on Monday evening. Earlier today Her Majesty presented the Duke with a rare honour as a special anniversary present, appointing Philip a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) for services to the sovereign.
Father-of-four who raped six-year-old boy 35 years ago is convicted after finding himself in prison cell with his grown-up victim when he is held over bust-up with wife
Gary Mottershead, 50, of Sale, Greater Manchester, spent more than three decades believing he had got away with his crimes after he raped and molested a six-year-old boy in the 1980s. But in 2015 after the 50-year old was detained on suspicion of assaulting his wife, Mottershead was remanded in custody and in a twist of fate was sent to the same cell where his victim, now 43, was being held for burglary. The victim - who cannot be named - at first didn't recognise his cellmate but began to realise he was the sex offender who abused him between 1981 and 1983 and told a prison guard.
Bungling Gaia Pope police ‘wrongly arrested three members of a family over her murder because they didn’t realise the time on CCTV camera hadn’t changed when clocks went back’
Officers arrested Rosemary Dinch, 71, and her grandson Nathan Elsey, 19, (shown inset) after the grandmother was the last person to see Gaia Pope (left) alive. Before their arrest, the family had handed officers CCTV to help in the search of the missing teenager. The family also explained to detectives how the footage, which showed Nathan going to his grandmother's house, had an incorrect time stamp as the data had not been manually changed last month when the clocks went back. Despite being armed with this information, police still arrested Nathan on suspicion of killing Gaia as his version of events did not match the incorrect time stamp on the CCTV footage. The 19-year-old's body was found on Saturday in a field near Swanage, 11 days after she was last seen (shown right, CCTV footage handed to police which shows the last images ever taken of Gaia, as she made her way to Mrs Dinch's home).
Paul Hollywood's marriage 'crumbled over his infidelities': Bake Off star's wife 'called time on 20-year relationship after chef was caught kissing UK winner following affair with US co-star'
Great British Bake Off host Paul Hollywood and his wife Alex are separating after nearly 20 years of marriage after she struggled to come to terms with his infidelity. Sources close to the couple (left) said that Alex was anxious over her husband's wandering eyes following his high-profile affair while working in the US. They previously separated in 2013 when the TV chef admitted his affair with Marcela Valladolid (bottom right), his co-star on the US version of Bake Off, but reconciled shortly after. After patching their marriage back together, their relationship once again broke down. Earlier this month Paul, 51, was pictured kissing the winner of the seventh season of Bake Off, Candice Brown, 32 (top right). Series seven winner Candice, who recently announced her engagement to Liam Macauley, was spotted with Paul as he cupped the back of her head and kissed her goodbye following a night out at the Pride of Britain Awards in London.
EXCLUSIVE: 'Aled Jones is as capable of sexual harassment as Mother Theresa': BBC Songs of Praise host's mother-in-law says star is 'going through hell' over 'axe' for 'sending inappropriate messages to female colleague'
Songs of Praise star Aled Jones's mother-in-law said today the star is 'as capable of sexual harassment as Mother Theresa.' The father-of-two, 46, married to wife Claire (right) has been suspended by the BBC as he faces an accusation of inappropriate behaviour from a female work colleague. But Elaine Fossett, 74, defended her son-in-law – saying he was the nicest guy in the world. She said: 'Aled is as much capable of sexual harassment as Mother Theresa and that is all I am going to say. It is utterly, utterly appalling. It is destroying my family's life.'
British cameraman dies while shooting a night time sequence for BBC drama in Ghana 'when stunt car hit his position'
British cameraman Mark Milsome, 54, who previously worked on Game of Thrones and James Bond has died while shooting a stunt sequence for a BBC drama in Ghana. Mr Milsome is understood to have died during a night shoot for a car stunt scene on Saturday. The BBC said it was 'deeply shocked and saddened' to hear the news. His agent, Sarah Prince, said he would be 'greatly missed' and that an investigation into into the circumstances surrounding his death is under way.
Thanks for saving my sight, chum: Great Dane who hates cats helps abandoned kitten by donating blood used in revolutionary eye drops
Rescuers in Liverpool feared the worst for Zephyr (pictured main and inset) the eight-week-old kitten when she was found with her three siblings suffering conjunctivits, fleas, flu and ulcerated eyes. But her sight has now been saved thanks to her Great Dane friend Harlie (pictured left). His blood provided a miracle cure and stopped her from going blind.
British sailor who 'piled every penny he owned' into £5,000 round-the-world trip is rescued by US merchant ship after his yacht sinks leaving him stranded for 15 hours off the Australian coast
A British sailor has been left homeless after his yacht sunk off the coast of Australia on a 'shoestring' £5,000 round-the-world voyage. Nick Batty (left) was rescued 1,300 miles off the coast of Perth, Western Australia, on Thursday after his boat, Talent (right), capsized and its mast was snapped off in treacherous weather. The 49-year-old had sunk 'every penny he had' into the global trip on his ship called Talent. He set off from his hometown of Falmouth, Cornwall, in July but was left stranded in the Indian Ocean for 15 hours before he was rescued by a US merchant ship (inset). Mr Batty lost everything because he had no insurance for the vessel, which doubled as his home, and now plans to give up cross-ocean sailing for good and hopes to buy a dog instead.
Amy Vigus (pictured; and as a little girl, centre), 20, of Colchester, Essex, collapsed and later died after taking an 'MD Bomb' at a music festival in Stratford, East London. In the days after her death, devastated relatives posted a heartbreaking anti-drug film on Facebook. The video - which said she would 'never know the pain she has caused' - has been viewed more than a million times. A full inquest was held today into the trainee accountant's death. Miss Vigus's parents Kervin and Karen attended, along with her sister, Abby. Friends of the popular young woman also packed into Essex Coroner's Court in Chelmsford for the half-hour hearing and wore sunflower broaches in memory of the 'little whirlwind'. Detective Inspector Gary Biddle, of Essex Police, said officers had struggled to find the dealer who supplied the ecstasy to Miss Vigus at the Elrow Town music festival.
Huntswoman 'repeatedly whips a balaclava-clad saboteur with a riding crop as he hangs off the neck of her horse' in an ugly clash caught on camera
A huntswoman has been caught on camera repeatedly whipping a saboteur with a riding crop during an ugly altercation. The furious rider was filmed screaming 'get off my horse' as she hit out at the masked man as he tried to grab onto the reins during the clash between the Brighton Hunt Saboteurs and East Sussex & Romney Marsh Hunt Club on Saturday. The saboteurs claim the huntswoman used her whip 17 times before charging at their group in the Pevensey Marshes. Footage of the confrontation was posted on the Brighton Hunt Saboteurs' Facebook page and has been viewed 370,000 times. Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Former pilot 'murdered his wife at their home': Husband appears in court after being arrested half an hour after 'beautiful' victim was found with head injuries
Andrew McIntosh (pictured left), 54, was arrested half an hour after nail technician Patricia (pictured far right and left), 56, was found with head injuries at their home (pictured inset) on Wednesday night. Yesterday villagers said the pilot had moved out of the house in Knightcote, Warwickshire, around five months ago. Shortly afterwards, the property was put on the market. A friend of Mrs McIntosh said the victim was a 'beautiful woman' who had integrated well into village life since the couple moved there around the time of their marriage three years ago. McIntosh, who has two grown-up children from a previous relationship, was remanded in custody and will appear before a judge at Warwick Crown Court tomorrow.
'He's coming up the stairs, he's here, he's here': Horrifying 999 call catches the chilling screams of a mother of four as her ex-boyfriend breaks into her home and savagely attacks her in front of her children
Distraught Emma Robertson (left) was on the phone to the emergency services after she heard obsessed Jason Graves (right) trying to smash his way into her home. As the 32-year-old cowered under her duvet with her four young children, she told the call handler he was trying to get in. After seven minutes of begging for help and being reassured police were on their way to her house in Ashington, Northumberland, the call took a terrifying twist as Miss Robertson realised her vile ex was coming up the stairs. In the call, which was played in court, she is heard shouting: 'He's coming up the stairs, he's here, he's here.' Her four young children (inset, top) were present as their mother was attacked — leaving her bloodied and bruised (inset, bottom).
How Britain celebrates Christmas in 2017: Armed guards, concrete barriers and metal detectors spring up around festive markets due to terror attack fears
There will be concrete barriers, stop and search checks and officers on the ground at the popular festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath in the run up to Christmas. The precautions are being taken after the Local Government Association warned councils to be vigilant this year with the terror threat level to the UK currently at 'severe' - meaning an incident is 'highly likely'. Britain has suffered from the three horrific attacks this year with innocent people and children killed in London and Manchester. But while security is being ramped up in light of the atrocities in Westminster in March, the Manchester Arena in May and London Bridge in June, the authorities are also concerned about a potential copy-cat attack. Last Year 12 were murdered when an ISIS fanatic ploughed a lorry through Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Christmas market.
Heart-stopping moment HGV clips a car and sends it spinning across all four lanes of the M74 in Scotland - missing another vehicle by INCHES
A dash cam has captured the heart-stopping moment that a heavy goods vehicle clipped a car and sent it spinning across all four lanes of the motorway. The car narrowly avoided a collision with other oncoming traffic as it involuntarily made its way across the M74 in Scotland.
The keys could be yours! Former piano factory whose clients included Beethoven is transformed into a stunning luxury apartment block that boasts its own VIP club lounge and pool
The former Chappell Piano Factory in Camden, north London, has been transformed into 10 luxury loft apartments. The properties come with access to the VIP Club Lounge, which includes a bespoke cocktail bar and DJ booth, cinema, swimming pool (bottom right), spa pool and gym. They also boast spacious reception rooms (top left), master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (top right and bottom left) and a high-spec kitchen. The apartments are on the market for between £3.25million and £8.5million, with the show apartment (pictured) on sale for £3.65million on sale.
The crocodile returns: Zimbabwe's ex-vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is due in country to meet Mugabe as military chiefs announce 'Operation Restore Legacy' to remove despot from power
Emmerson Mnangagwa (right) has already had 'encouraging' talks with Robert Mugabe (left) and is due in Zimbabwe 'shortly' to negotiate a roadmap for his departure, the military has claimed. General Constantino Chiwenga (inset), chief of the country's army, made the announcement on Monday while calling for calm as the situation - which he dubbed Operation Restore Legacy - is resolved. Mugabe was due to resign from office on Sunday, but watched by a cabal of generals including Mr Chiwenga, he boldly went off-script and vowed to fix the country's problems himself. He has already been sacked as head of the Zanu PF party and impeachment proceedings are due to start against him when parliament returns tomorrow.
Argentine navy detects noises 'like tools being banged against the hull' in search for missing submarine, as it's revealed vessel's final call reported a breakdown
The Argentine navy said on Monday night that strange noises detected by rescue vessels and thought to be the crew of missing sub San Juan tapping on the vessel's hull had come from somewhere else. It was the second time in 24 hours that hopes of finding the sub had been scuppered after signals received at the weekend and thought to be distress calls also turned out to be bogus. Officials are now in a race against time to find the sub amid warnings there is only enough oxygen on board to last for seven days underwater and it has already been five days since the crew last made contact.
Sharon Tate's sister 'prayed for Charles Manson's soul' after learning the notorious killer cult leader died aged 83 of natural causes, one week after being rushed to hospital
Notorious killer Charles Manson has died aged 83 of natural causes. The cult leader, who had been behind bars for 48 years, died at 8.13pm on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, California. He was taken there from Corcoran State Prison with an undisclosed illness last week. The news of his death was confirmed by Debra Tate, the sister of his most famous victim, actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant with film director Roman Polanski's baby when she was stabbed to death by his followers. 'This could be the end of an era or just the beginning,' she declared, adding: 'I said a prayer for his soul.'
Hostages speak out about being gang-raped in captivity, how their faith stayed strong and how they were beaten protecting their children from Haqqani network guards
Joshua (right) and Caitlan Boyle (left, with daughter Grace), 34 and 31, were kidnapped by the Haqqani network while backpacking through Afghanistan in 2012. Catilan, an American, was five months pregnant at the time, and went on to have two more children during their five years in captivity. In an interview with ABC News, which aired Monday, Caitlan described how she was gang-raped by their guards. The couple said the guards sometimes tried to beat their children, but they fought back to protect their kids. Joshua says he was offered freedom four times if he agreed to join the group. He said no each time and told the guards they would 'burn in hell fire for what they had done'. Last month, Pakistani forces received intel from the U.S. about the couple's whereabouts, in the northeastern region of the country. They couple was rescued and have since returned to Joshua's native Canada.