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ruth’s heartbreaking news

As we went to press, we heard some incredibly sad news from our lovely columnist Ruth Langsford. Writing on her Instagram account, the This Morning host shared some devastating personal news: ‘My lovely Sis Julia has sadly died after a very long illness. My heart is completely broken. She was the kindest and most gentle soul and I will miss her forever.’ Ruth has always spoken with great warmth about her big sister, and their close bond was evident. Recalling their childhood together, she once said elder sister Julia, 62, ‘always looked out for me, from the day I was born’. Ruth’s fans and celebrity pals inundated social media with messages of support. We also send our heartfelt sympathies to Ruth and her family at this very sad time. Ruth and Eamonn’s column went…

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start your week with a smile

1 ONE IS NOT AMUSED Despite being at the Cartier Queen’s Polo Cup final in Windsor, the Queen, 93, doesn’t look too happy to be sat behind celebrity royalty, 33-year-old Jenna Coleman – who, incidentally, plays her great-great gran in the hit drama Victoria. Don’t worry, Your Majesty, in that gorgeous coral outfit, you’ll outshine anyone! 2 A touch of sunshine! The weather can’t seem to make up its mind, but these celebs’ yellow floral dresses are brightening up morning TV. Holly Willoughby, 38, took to our screens in a flattering tea dress, while Rochelle Humes, 30, added a touch of vintage charm in her strappy number. And Laura Tobin, 37, gave a sunny forecast in a short-sleeved wrap dress. 3 NORTH STAR! It looks as if Kris Jenner has another Kardashian superstar in the…

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fears for fragile celine

New pictures of Canadian superstar Celine Dion, 51 – who after 16 years ended her long-running Las Vegas residency on 8 June – has sparked a frenzy of concern among fans. ‘She looks so fragile… like her bones can crack with just a touch. [Definitely] something wrong here,’ commented one fan. Another wrote to Celine, ‘Please take care. You look very unhealthy.’ Many fans argued that Celine, who plays London’s Hyde Park on 5 July, has always been naturally slim (which is true). But others fear there could be something else behind the star’s recently changed appearance. They believe the singer is still grieving from the loss of her manager-turned-husband, René Angélil, three years ago. One said, ‘I think since her husband died she has been, well, too thin, dressing weird and acting differently.…

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‘i’m glad i was infertile’

For one of the first times, former EastEnders actress Lisa Faulkner has spoken of the heartache she suffered trying to start a family. Fourteen years ago, after three and half rounds of IVF, costing £35,000, she and her husband at the time, Chris Coghill, gave up on having a baby biologically. Looking back, Lisa described the process as bringing ‘trauma and sadness’, adding, ‘It’s like somebody had gone into our lives with a sledgehammer. There was a lot of rubble left.’ Lisa, 47, admitted, ‘I felt lost. Emotionally drained. Physically exhausted. Completely broken.’ After deciding to adopt, and undergoing the intense scrutiny of various adoption panels, Lisa and Chris adopted daughter, Billie, now 13. But in a bittersweet irony, Lisa and Chris’s marriage crumbled under the strain of it all. But Lisa, who is now…

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royals turn against meghan

Despite being blissfully married to Prince Harry, and now making a happy family of three with their precious little bundle in the form of new arrival Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, it’s not all been plain sailing for Meghan Markle, 37, since she met her prince. When their relationship first became public at the end of 2016, eyebrows were raised at the idea of Harry, 34, who had formerly gone for upper class ‘Sloane Rangers’, romancing a woman who was not only American but also older than him, divorced and a TV actress to boot. Throw in well-documented rumours of a falling-out with brother Wills and wife Kate, and it is safe to say that Meghan’s introduction to the royals has not been entirely smooth. But recent reports suggest that the situation within…

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cool classics!

TOP TIP A stripy vest can be dressed up with a skirt or dressed down with a pair of culottes or shorts. TOP TIP Not a fan of nautical navy? Muted grey stripes are a softer alternative but look equally fresh. TOP TIP A white blazer is a terrific investment buy. Choose one that’s nipped in at the waist rather than a boxy style. PHOTOGRAPHY: NICKY JOHNSTON HAIR & MAKE-UP: CARL STANLEY STYLIST RACHEL GOLD…