She's been keeping a low profile since the birth of her niece Princess Charlotte earlier this month but it was back to business today for Pippa Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister, 31, was spotted strolling down the street in Fulham this morning, looking sharp and ready for work. Dressed in a floaty beige shirt dress topped with a tailored black jacket, Miss Middleton looked every inch the businesswoman as she made her way down the London street.
Although a recent foray into TV failed to go as planned, Miss Middleton has carved a career in the media for herself, and writes a number of columns, as well as editing The Party Times - the newsletter for her parents' company, Party Pieces.
The fitness fanatic, who was yesterday pictured looking fresh-faced as she left the gym, is also halfway through a year-long course in nutrition. She is studying at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, based in New York, which delivers lectures straight to pupils’ iPads. It is said to be a favourite among naturopathic food bloggers such as Ella Woodward – daughter of Camilla Sainsbury and MP Shaun Woodward – and Madeleine Shaw, whose book Get The Glow also topped Amazon charts last month.
The Prime Minister's wife was spotted showing off her enviable figure in a skimpy black bikini as she relaxed on the Spanish Island with her children. Samantha, 44, was spotted at the public Cala Nova Beach, an upmarket resort on the south east of the island – as she treated one of her kids to an ice cream.
Her black two-piece is designed by British lingerie brand Pour Moi? and included the Azure halterneck bikini top which cost £25 and skimpy bottoms, which are priced at £16. As she strolled around barefoot, Samantha left her brunette hair down in a loose wave and kept a pair of dark sunglasses propped on top of her head.
She kept her accessories to a minimum, wearing a gold pair of hoop earrings and a matching pendant. Despite having been so busy supporting David throughout the gruelling Election schedule, Samantha seems to have found time to get her body in shape for her summer getaway.
It isn't the first time that they've visited Ibiza, but this time Samantha was without her husband - who is currently on a tour of Europe in an effort to reform the EU. Speaking on This Morning today, David referenced to his wife's bikini body, simply saying: "She's very disciplined. I'm very lucky to have such a wonderful wife."
Hundreds of guests and millions will be tuning in to watch Sofia Hellqvist marry her Prince Charming on June 13, but the beautiful model has shown no signs of pre-wedding nerves. Sofia was among those who attended a royal gala dinner on Monday night, where she joined her handsome fiancé Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.
Showing that she's already well prepared for her upcoming role as princess, she was graceful and confident alongside her future husband and in-laws, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, as she helped welcome the President of India Pranab Mukherjee to Stockholm.
Sofia, 30, paired her black silk ensemble with emerald drop earrings, sweeping her brunette hair into a neat low side bun. Her fiancé Carl Philip, 36, stood proudly at her side and was pictured giving his other half a tender look. The couple were also joined by Philip's older sister, Sweden's future queen Crown Princess Victoria, and her husband Prince Daniel.
The royals hosted the banquet in the Palace's Karl XI Gallery, which is incidentally where Carl Philip and Sofia will celebrate part of their wedding. On their big day, the newlyweds and their guests will have dinner in the Palace's White Sea Hall, followed by dancing in the ornate gallery surroundings. Sofia, who has been in a relationship with her prince for five years, has always said how welcoming her future in-laws have been.
The stylish Brit was thrust into the fashion spotlight when she took on bridesmaid duties for her sister, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's, 2011 wedding to Prince William. Many lusted after her white, cowl-neck dress, which featured button detailing on the back that highlighted her derrière. Now Pippa is turning her hand to design, working with Tabitha to create a limited edition dress and scarf with profits going towards her British Heart Foundation's London to Brighton Bike Ride.
"As an Ambassador for the British Heart Foundation, I wanted to do something different and exciting on behalf of this inspiring charity. I'm really looking forward to taking part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride this month and am thrilled I was able to collaborate with Tabitha on this project to help raise additional funds and awareness for the charity," Pippa explained, reports British newspaper the Telegraph.
Tabitha, who launched her label in 2013 and counts Miranda Kerr as a fan, has long been a favourite of Pippa's and jumped at the chance to work with her on the summery dress, which features a pink and red bloom design. "I'm really honoured to be a part of such an amazing project. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Pippa throughout the designing process and we are delighted with the outcome," Tabitha smiled. "The dress is perfect for the summer - either worn with a denim jacket and pumps for a casual look or dressed up with heels for a special occasion."
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip has married a former reality-TV star and glamour model in a lavish ceremony in the chapel at Stockholm's Royal Palace. Sofia Hellqvist, 30, also worked as a topless model and a yoga instructor before helping to set up a charity.
Her new husband, 36-year-old Carl Philip, is third in line to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets for the event, despite polls suggesting the Swedish royal family's popularity is waning. They cheered as Miss Hellqvist, a 30-year-old commoner, became a princess.
“Couture lace made by José María Ruiz was applied to the dress and the train was hand-cut and then hand-stitched in Ida Sjöstedt's atelier in Stockholm,” the Palace said. Ida Sjöstedt studied at the University of Westminster in London, graduating in 2000. She’s won several Swedish awards. If you want to get your hands on one of her creations, her work is stocked by boutiques all over Sweden. If you’re in London, Scandinavian Fashions bring her designs to the UK.
After their marriage, the couple took to a horse-drawn carriage to parade through the cobbled streets of Stockholm's old town, waving to crowds in the hot summer sun, before returning to the palace for a 21-gun salute and wedding banquet. About 550 guests attended the ceremony, many of them royals, including Princess Takamado of Japan and Britain's Prince Edward.
Prince Carl Philip was initially reported to have had difficulties putting the ring on his bride's finger while the royal couple said their vows. A band played a version of the Coldplay song Fix You in the royal chapel, and the newly weds were then serenaded by a man singing a Swedish version of the song Umbrella by Rihanna. The pair reportedly first met at a restaurant in 2010, with news of their relationship being revealed soon after.