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The prototype allowed users to compare their size with that of famous faces  such as Cheryl Cole, Kate Middleton and Adele

Luxury shops set to cash in on 'flight to quality'

Luxury fashion retailers are set to be the big winners over the next three years, boosted by a recessionary flight to quality, an ageing population and by the "Kate Middleton effect" before and after the Royal Wedding, according to a survey by Barclays Corporate.

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So is this what Kate Moss will look like on her big day?

After weeks of speculation we have finally learned who will design the wedding dress the world has been waiting for – no, not that one – with reports that John Galliano will create Kate Moss's bridal gown.

Prince William plans boating bachelor party

Britain's Prince William will have his bachelor party at sea.

Video: Kate Middleton bus tour launches

A new bus tour around Kate Middleton's home in Royal Berkshire has been launched, taking in sights of her former schools and local church.

Royal wedding to host 1,900 guests

Almost 2,000 guests have been invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Tradition is the key as the Empire strikes back

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As the style set take over, Harriet Walker sets the scene for what to expect – from front-row faces to after-show parties

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Harry to be William's best man

Prince William has chosen to have his brother Harry at his side as his best man on his big day, St James's Palace said today.

Video: Royal Wedding comic strip published

Kate Middleton and Prince William star in their very own comic strip ahead of the Royal wedding.

Talbot Church: Caring Kate and Wills to make Red Nose debut

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Bouquets at dawn: Two Kates battle for wedding of the year

Different kinds of royalty will soon be walking up the aisle. But, asks Harriet Walker, whose big day will be bigger?

Phil Mitchell to marry on Royal Wedding day

'EastEnders' Phil Mitchell will marry Shirley Carter on the same day as Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton.

Giorgio Armani praises Kate Middleton's style

Giorgio Armani admires Kate Middleton's sense of style.

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