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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

Hilary Mantel has called the Duchess of Cambridge a bland, manufactured, personality free mannequin princess

Hilary Mantel attacks 'bland, plastic, machine-made' Duchess of Cambridge

The double Booker Prize-winner compared princess Kate unfavourably to Anne Boleyn and said she had a 'plastic smile'

The Duchess of Cambridge is currently five months pregnant

Royal Family condemn plans by Italian magazine to publish 'baby bump' bikini photos of Duchess of Cambridge

The Royal Family has criticised an Italian magazine for threatening to publish paparazzi photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge as she walked on a secluded beach in a bikini during a holiday to Mustique earlier this week.

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Whistles has a new flagship store and a show at London Fashion Week next Sunday. Harriet Walker finds out how the brand became a household name

Hidden portrait of the Queen with 'a too long neck' finally goes on display after 61 years

John Napper's portrait was criticised for being a poor likeness of the young Elizabeth

Duchess of Cambridge portrait divides critics

The Duchess of Cambridge seems to like her first official portrait, which is lucky for the artist, since not all the critics agree.

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha

Jacintha Saldanha: nurse found hanged after royal hoax call left three notes, inquest hears

She was found hanged in her nurses' quarters by a colleague and a security guard

The official engagement portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton

With Prince William and Kate Middleton visiting Cambridge, my wedding plans look a little different

The absurdly titled monarchs have attached the name of this great City to themselves because of principles antithetical to the University that made it famous

More bikini shots from Closer: Don't worry about cellulite, lawyer tells French first lady

The 47-year-old French First Lady was secretly pictured earlier this year in a bikini, and is suing for invasion of privacy.

Amol Rajan: The media is a propaganda outlet for Royal Family

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From a balcony: (Clockwise from top left) Kate and William, the Pope, Julian Assange and Claire Danes as Juliet

Architecture: The in and out club

When Julian Assange addressed his public from a balcony, he chose a platform employed to effect by popes, politicans and pop stars

The Duchess of Cambridge's gown has a 1,600-word article dedicated to it

It's still a man's world of Wikis

There are more than four million articles in English on Wikipedia, not to mention the entries in 270-odd other languages. In spite of its almost infinite reach, however, the site's conscientious volunteer editors still argue over the inclusion of certain topics.

Prince Harry could be the reason the name hit the number one spot

Harry and Amelia were 2011's most popular baby names - with Fenton rising 215 places after viral video of a runaway dog

One of the fastest risers is Bella, the name of the heroine in the Twilight series of vampire books and films starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, which enters the top 100 at 69.

The mane event: Laura Trott

In winning style: Moments of fashion flair from Team GB

Olympians may have been proud to compete in their national colours, but that didn't stop them from adding their own moments of fashionable flair, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Protesters lose royal wedding High Court case

Royal wedding protesters have lost their High Court claim that they were the victims of unlawful searches and arrests.

'Murray Mania' swept Wimbledon as the rain failed to dampen spirits

Historic, special, spectacular. You could speak to anyone at Wimbledon today - from the great and good of British sport and society to the punters sitting on soggy picnic mats on Murray Mount - and hear the same unrestrained excitement.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links