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29 April 2011: Rear of the Year

They walk! they talk! they smile a lot! A year in Will&Kate

There were speeches, handshakes, and ever so many parties – but somehow the royal couple have survived a year. Harriet Walker marks the occasion

Terence Blacker: A worse role model than any Page 3 girl

No ambition, lots of parties and a much photographed bottom. That's Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton generated headlines over a rumoured relationship with George Percy, the heir to Alnwick Castle

Terence Blacker: Can't the Editors of Time magazine see Pippa Middleton is a national embarrassment?

Astonishingly, they think these sisters ooze class. Have they lost their marbles? A Page 3 girl would make a better role model

Trending: Getting to the bottom of the spa industry

Stop reading now if your beauty regime extends only to the bits people can see. For those truly devoted to inner radiance, a spa in Essex (where else?) has launched a new facial that promises to reinvigorate and rejuvenate your nether face – your bottom, that is. Exfoliating salt-scrub and detoxifying algae are applied to your seat, before a soothing masque (not one with eye holes) is placed on the problem area to boost circulation and firmness.

Every dog has its day, as Best in Class Rovi can attest

In the letters column of this newspaper yesterday, Simon Manton writes: "I assume that Simon Kelner has never been through the trials, tribulations and embarrassments of owning a dog." Oh, how little you know about me, dear reader.

Designer Brand: Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham joins world of fashion elite

Former Spice Girl wins at British Fashion Awards, while McQueen's successor takes top prize

'Her Royal Hotness' Pippa Middleton

Matthew Bell: There's something peculiar about Pippa...

There are two reasons why the night of 25 September 2008 stays fresh in my mind. Amy Winehouse is one, Pippa Middleton the other. It was the night of the Berkeley Square Ball, one of those ludicrous so-called fund-raising events, so lavish you wonder why they don't just give the money straight to charity.

Heard the one about the posh comedian? You will

The new wave at the Fringe don't hide where their best lines came from

Diary: The playing fields of Eton, the toilets at Haverstock

Haverstock School in Chalk Farm, North London, has been described – in this column and elsewhere – as "Labour's Eton", for it educated not only the Miliband brothers, but also the former MP and mayoral candidate Oona King.

Susannah Shops: The joys of a big behind

Fat bottomed girls make the rockin’ world go round, we all know. And, the good news is, I now have one.

James Lawton: Excellence is in the air. So can an Englishman join in the fun at the Open?

Djokovic confirmed that it is possible to produce an astonishing run of consistency while retaining the ability to strike out for the great prizes

Sarah Sands: Where would we be without our decorative women?

The official guidance at the start of the royal tour of Canada was that Kate would be seen and not heard. I wonder if Prince William was advised to be heard and not seen, for he has been edited out of most of the newspaper photographs.

In 2011, it's always the bridesmaid, never the bride

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