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Diary: More goop from Gwyneth

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Kate Middleton will arrive for her wedding in the limo that was attacked and damaged by student protesters.

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DJ Taylor: Boyle's bunnies land him in hot water

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Kate Middleton's risque dress fetches £78,000

The see-through dress which sparked Prince William's interest in Kate Middleton sold tonight for £78,000.

Debenhams posts resilient half-year profits figures

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Harriet Walker: I don't want to be a princess any more

The day I learnt how Anne Boleyn met her grisly end, I shrugged my shoulders and continued to hope against hope that one day I'd be a princess. When Diana died, I was young enough to be bemused by all the caterwauling and old enough to realise that she would have been better off had she not got caught up in the wheels of the Great Pumpkin Carriage of State. But I still secretly wished I could be a princess.

Talbot Church: 'Bonzer' Prince William set for Aussie role

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Wedding dress claim denied by McQueen label

A spokesman for the Alexander McQueen fashion label has denied claims that its creative director Sarah Burton is to design Kate Middleton's wedding dress.

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