The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by Prince William and wife Kate for lunch today as the Royal Family enjoy their summer break in Balmoral following a turbulent week. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen jumping out of a Range Rover on the Queen's Scottish estate today after they flew up to Aberdeen on a budget flight yesterday. The Queen, wearing a tartan kilt, woollen jumper and dark green sleeveless coat, was seen getting into her own vehicle to drive around the estate. Prince Philip was also seen out and about in the grounds of the castle with his daughter Princess Anne. It has been a tough week for the royals, with continued public examination of Prince Andrew's friendship with the late billionaire Jeffrey Epstein coming at the same time as Prince Harry and his wife Meghan face scrutiny over their repeated use of private jets this summer.
Hero who battled to save boy after he collapsed and died at Center Parcs tropical pool slams families for demanding a REFUND as staff closed slides while mother cradled her dying son
Guests watched in horror as staff and members of the public rushed to the stricken boy, believed to be around ten years old, after he collapsed at the holiday park in Wiltshire, Longleat on Saturday, August 17 (the park is pictured, a sign is inset). Shocked eyewitnesses described adults and children trying to carry on using the slides around the child as he lay dead near the entrance to the wild water rapids. Now, a brave father who desperately tried to save the child - performing CPR until paramedics arrived - has slammed the behaviour of guests at the park as the 'brilliant' staff tried to shut down the area.
'If you walk through Camden Market you'll see human faeces in phone boxes': Londoners mock Taylor Swift's rose-tinted view of capital in her new song about strolling through city and watching rugby with boyfriend Joe Alwyn
Taylor Swift has been mocked relentless by Brits (inset) over the lyrics to her song London Boy, off new album Lover, which apparently reveals her rose-tinted view of the city. Swift mentions her love of the West End (top centre), nights in Brixton (bottom centre) and walking through Camden Market (bottom right) without referring to how busy the market is and how nights in the West End and Brixton often lead to people looking the worse for wear. Swift, who wrote the song about British boyfriend of two years Joe Alwyn (pictured together left in Highgate in February), also says you can 'find her in the pub' in London without mentioning how difficult it is to do that in a busy watering hole in the capital. It led to a deluge of jokes made at her expense on social media today.
'What a shameful, outdated, harmful attitude': Strictly judge Arlene Philips attacks US TV host Lara Spencer after she mocks Prince George for taking ballet lessons
British stars have criticised an American TV host after she appeared to mock Prince George on a morning show. Good Morning America presenter Lara Spencer (pictured left today) stifled laughter as she discussed Prince George, six, (seen at the Lindo Wing last year) taking ballet lessons during his upcoming second year at £18,000-a-year St Thomas's School in Battersea. The cruel comments have been attacked by British celebrities including Strictly Come Dancing's Arlene Philips.
'Who stays out of the sun when it's this hot?': Britons slam 'health police' over heatwave warning for Bank Holiday with highs set to hit record 91F (and these people clearly didn't get the memo!)
Britons have slammed the 'health police' over the Public Health England's heatwave warnings telling people to 'stay out of the sun' over the Bank Holiday weekend. Jo Miles took to Twitter to say: 'Who stays out of the sun when it's like this,' (top centre) in response to Public Health England's call for Britons to stay in the shade and drink plenty of water when temperatures soar up to 91F (33C) over the weekend. The region with the highest temperatures are likely to be across eastern England (bottom centre inset), while the west will be less hot Sunday. Friday is expected to see five million drivers embarking on journeys for a holiday or day-trip ahead of the bank holiday weekend (top centre inset) with many heading to the beach to surf (left) or soak up the sun (right).
Sir Richard Branson's 'down-to-earth' daughter Holly flies Virgin ECONOMY with her three children - even though her billionaire father owns the airline
Sir Richard Branson's daughter Holly shared a snap showing her taking a flight back to the UK with twins Etta and Artie, four, and eight-month-old daughter Lola (left). But rather than plumping for a private plane - or even Upper Class - Holly chose Virgin Atlantic's economy cabin for the seven-hour flight from Antigua to London. The move was praised by Instagram followers (inset) who congratulated the philanthropist on being 'down to earth' despite her family's vast fortune. Pictured right, Sir Richard and Holly at Wimbledon in July.
Parking warden gives a father £75 parking ticket as he visits his son recovering from a six-hour operation - despite displaying note signed by nurse
Daniel Ingman (top) left his black Land Rover in the car park of Leeds General Infirmary while he visited his son Percy - displaying an application for a parking permit (inset) on his dashboard. But when Mr Ingman got back to his car he found a bright yellow parking ticket had been left on his windscreen. The application for a permit was dated until today, and this clip was filmed on Wednesday, but when Mr Ingman approached the warden (bottom) to ask if he had seen it, he was told that nothing could be done. And a video of the incident shows the official trying to show Mr Ingman another car's permit - suggesting his application was not valid.
Cheers! Campaign group CAMRA reveals it's annual list of Britain's best pubs... so does YOUR local make the top 16?
The Campaign for Real Ale has selected 16 regional winners around the UK for its Pub of the Year prize, with the overall champion to be named in February 2020. The unveiling of the shortlist marks the end of CAMRA's Summer of Pub campaign to encourage more people to visit their watering holes during the warmer months. The group of 16 will be whittled down further to four 'super-regional' finalists who will battle for the top gong. Pictured are (top row from left) The Tom Cobley Tavern in Devon, The Hope in Carshalton and The Bridge Inn in Peebles, Scotland; and (bottom row from left) The Admiral's Arm in Kent, The Firkin Shed in Bournemouth and The Smithfield in Derby.
The hard work starts now: Boris Johnson warns scrapping the backstop and agreeing a new deal with the EU is 'not going to be easy' after Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel gave him an unexpected Brexit boost
Boris Johnson today warned scrapping the backstop and striking a new Brexit agreement with the EU will 'not be easy' as he cautioned against people being too optimistic about a deal being done with Brussels. The Prime Minister had a better than expected week after visits to Berlin and Paris saw Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron both ask the UK to come forward with alternatives to the controversial Irish border protocol. But Mr Johnson today moved to dampen that optimism as he suggested there remained a lot of work to do before Britain and the bloc get anywhere close to agreeing to an updated divorce accord.
On holiday with the Beckhams! Victoria cosies up to David and (a rather terrified) Harper goes parasailing as they share charming snaps from their lavish family getaway to Italy
They have been enjoying time together as a family during a luxurious breakaway to Italy. And David and Victoria Beckham looked happier than ever as they cosied up to one another onboard a yacht as they continued to document their idyllic trip to Puglia on Thursday.
British father celebrating tenth wedding anniversary is choked to death in front of his wife by Norwegian martial artist after complaining about the noise from his room at a hotel in Phuket
Amitpal Singh Bajaj, 34, complained after hearing rowdy noise from the room next door while he and his wife and young son were trying to sleep in in Phuket, Thailand (pictured: the Bajaj couple, left; and Bullman in custody, right). Hotel security visited the room of Roger Bullman, 53, from Norway, but his uproarious balcony singing is said to have grown louder. Mr Bajaj then allegedly grabbed a steak knife from his room and decided to confront Bullman at 4am on Wednesday.
Revealed: How the bitter feud between Loose Women's Nadia Sawalha and her sister Julia is fuelled by men, childhood rivalries and their father's desire to raise 'strong, independent women'
Julia Sawalha (centre) hit out at her older sister Nadia (far right) this week, accusing her of 'ruining' their relationship after talking about their family on Loose Women (inset). But the latest saga is a mere drop in the ocean of their long and bitter feud, which stems from their childhood and their father Nadim's desire to raise 'strong, independent women'. Nadia, 54, who has also clashed with her older sibling Dina over her choice of husband, previously said of their disagreements 'the culprit has always been men'. The Loose Women presenter said this week: 'My dad always says 'formidable women'. That's all he wanted. He came to this country with £50 in his pocket because he wanted six daughters who were free.' Left, the sisters pictured with their father Nadim in 2000.
Schoolgirl, 16, who was left in tears after bullies threw Cherryade over her £400 prom dress gets to relive her special moment in a fashion shoot
Emilee Perry, 16, from Doncaster, who was left in tears when bullies threw cherryade over her £400 prom dress (pictured left) was given a second chance to experience her special moment, by taking part in a stunning fashion shoot (seen right and inset. Two months ago Emilee was sitting alone at her prom when a fellow pupil she had considered a friend unexpectedly threw a can of the fizzy drink over her head, ruining her gown.
Outrage as smirking wife of £200,000-a-week Man City star Riyad Mahrez is filmed driving at high speed on a motorway with her FEET on the dashboard
Rita Mahrez is seen smirking slyly at the camera while her car is on cruise control. She has one hand on the steering wheel with the other resting casually on her outstretched leg.The 25-year-old former model was slammed as 'reckless' by other drivers who witnessed the dangerous stunt. One told MailOnline: 'She could have killed someone. It was so dangerous. It needs exposing. She clearly thinks she can do whatever she wants and to hell with the consequences. He added: 'She was putting every single person on the road around her at risk.' Motoring organisations also criticised the mother-of-two after viewing the video.
Nutritionists reveal what you should eat at McDonald's and nine other fast food chains and restaurants if you want to watch your waistline
Three nutritionists have picked the best low-calorie choices so you don't have to miss out when dining with friends. Pictured top row: Zizzi's Pan-seared Salmon: 585 calories, McDonald's The Spicy Veggie One wrap: 364 calories, Nando's Grilled Chicken Burger: 387 calories, Wagamama's Pad Thai Salad: 347 calories. Bottom row: Burger King's Chicken Fries, Garden Side Salad and Apple Slices: 335 calories, Gourmet Burger Kitchen's Jack-in-a-bun: 590 calories, Bill's Pan-fried Seabass: 523 calories, Pizza Express's Leggera Giardiniera: 556 calories.
Jeremy Vine sends fans wild with a video of his wife showing how to fold a plastic bag to make it easier to store
British broadcaster Jeremy Vine, 54, took to Twitter to share the clip of wife Rachel Schofield, 43, demonstrating how to fold a plastic bag into a neat triangle in just a few simple steps. Narrating the video, Vine explained it helped make reusable shopping bags easier to store. Followers went wild for the trick - with one going so far as to hail it 'life changing'.
Spreading like wildfire: Protesters demonstrate outside Brazilian embassies around the world to demand President Bolsonaro does more to stop fires that are ravaging the Amazon
Climate change activists gathered outside consulates and blocked off roads, shouting slogans and holding placards. in London, Geneva, Paris, Madrid, Milan and Zurich. The demonstrations come as Europe's leaders rounded on Bolsonaro today for his environmental policies, with French President Emmanuel Macron accusing the Brazilian leader of lying at the G20 Summit in Osaka in June. Anti-Bolsonaro protesters chanted outside the Brazilian Embassy in Paris carrying placards with messages such as 'Bolsonaro Out!' ('Fora Bolsonaro'). Meanwhile, the Extinction Rebellion group, renowned for recent action in London, gathered outside the Brazilian embassy in the British capital calling on Bolsonaro to protect the Amazon rainforest.
'Everyone was thinking of Grenfell': Neighbours who watched London tower burn two years ago are left terrified as fire breaks out on balcony of block of flats just 250 yards away
Around 70 firefighters rushed to the Markland House tower block in north Kensington after smoke was seen rising up the side of the building shortly before midday. Witnesses said the fire was on the 12th floor of the 20-storey building. For many in the area, the fire brought back horrific memories of the night of the Grenfell Tower blaze two years ago, when 72 people lost their lives. One resident of the block, which is just 200 metres from Grenfell, said she got out as soon as she smelled smoke, adding: 'Everyone is thinking of Grenfell.'
They've got that Friday feeling! Glamorous revellers step into the weekend in style as they kick off a third day at York Races
Racegoers oozed glamour as they arrived on the third day of York races today. Glamorous revellers opted for bright colours (pictured), fancy fascinators and towering heels as they basked in the sunshine ahead of the heatwave predicted this weekend. Stepping into the weekend in style, frilly hems, polka dot dresses and floral patterns were a popular choice among the ladies, with many opting to sport chic sunglasses to battle the sun's glare.
Council barricades field with giant concrete 'Lego bricks' to stop travellers from setting up camp in leafy market town
The leafy market town of Ashford, Kent, has put giant concrete 'lego bricks' around a field to stop travellers settling there. Ashford Borough council took the assertive action at a field in Bockhanger after nine motorhomes parked on scrubland next to a multimillion-pound development, just two miles away, last week. And a second group of 15 caravans appeared on a field less than a mile away before moving on to an industrial estate and then being evicted the same day. Labour Councillor Diccon Spain said that, thanks to the blocks, there wouldn't be any intrusion into the field.
Hellish kitchens! From doors that don't open to a toilet next to the oven, these fails are enough to put you off your food
People from around the world have been sharing the worst kitchen design fails they've come across in a hilarious gallery. Pictured clockwise from top right: a suspect cupboard design, a poorly design kitchen cupboard, a piano hanging above a stove, a bathtub next to a kitchen cupboard, Tetris-like drawers and a toilet in a kitchen.
Bless this house! 18th century Scottish church is transformed into a stunning eight-bedroom family home complete with the original stained glass window (and goes on the market for £650K)
East Church House (pictured) sits in the historic market town of Strathaven, Scotland and was originally built in 1777, while the clock tower was added in 1843. Renovated by developer Craig Smith, 30, from CS Homes, and currently up for sale on Right Move, he admits it was a passion project for him as his parents got married in the church.L-r clockwise the old church and the old church hall, the new modern kitchen and the open plan living area, plus (inset) the house from outside
In a hotel far, far away: Disney World unveils new 'luxury starship' Star Wars hotel that will take guests on their own 'galactic journey'... for the astronomical sum of $1,600 a night
The first-of-its-kind holiday experience will see the lucky guests check in for a two-night adventure 'aboard' a glamorous 'starship' called the Halycon. Guests at the hotel in Disney's Hollywood Studios, in Orlando, Florida, will be offered an immersive experience that could see some Star Wars fans spend more time in the hotel than at the theme park itself.
Attack of the giant SPIDER! Eight-legged beast suddenly appears on TV screen after crawling over camera lens during live BBC interview on slavery
The creepy-crawly appeared on television screens across the world as Glasgow City Councillor Graham Campbell was being interviewed about the recent University of Glasgow decision to pay reparations for the slave trade (pictured, the spider on the camera lens). Bemused viewers took to social media in the moments after the bizarre appearance to ask if anyone else had seen similar. BBC News eventually tweeted about the incident, saying 'you just have to carry on' when a spider hijacks a liver interview.
And you think you've had a rough day! Hilarious before and after photographs reveal the toll the first day back at school took on one five-year-old girl
Glasgow schoolgirl Lucie Falconer, five, looked bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ahead of her first day back at school. In a photo taken by her mother Jillian, she showed off her beaming smile looking neat and tidy in her uniform (left). But just hours later she came home looking dishevelled and haggard in a hilarious after photo taken again by her mother. In the picture, a tired-looking Lucie lugs her unicorn backpack by its strap (right). The schoolgirl's ribbon is out of place, her tie undone and her socks uneven. The mother-of-four said: 'I did say to her, "What did you do today?" and got usual reply all children give, "Oh, nothing much".
Uber driver is caught rapidly swiping right on Tinder each time the car stops at a set of traffic lights
This car's back seat passenger filmed the moment their Uber stopped at a set of traffic lights in Farringdon during a trip between Soho and Angel at 10.30am. Tapping the screen on his phone as quickly as possible, the Uber driver doesn't give each profile much thought. The passenger, a 32-year-old account manager who doesn't want to be named, said: 'The "thirst" was super strong with this fella. 'His finger was moving furiously. I'm guessing he probably paid a few quid for some boosters on his Tinder profile.' As soon as the light switches back to green the Uber driver switches apps to get back to the journey at hand.
Indonesian pop stars the Watermelon Duo are forced to publicly apologise by authorities after video for their song 'Bounce' is deemed too sexually suggestive
A pair of Indonesian singers calling themselves the 'Watermelons Duo' were reprimanded by authorities and forced to apologise for their videos that featured them bouncing up and down (pictured). Singers Clara Gopa and Variola May were summoned to the Indonesian children's commission after complaints from the public. Their raunchy clips showed them jumping up and down while gyrating in shopping centres and car parks. After meeting with the commission the singers apologised to the public and pledged to alter their content. Duo Semangka reportedly insured their breasts for one billion rupiah (nearly £60,000).
I'm NOT going home! 'Diva dog' stages a standoff with its owner by lying down and refusing to budge on a busy London pavement
Dog-lover Amy Duffy, 24, captured the hilarious protest in Kings Cross, London. She claimed it was like the dog had given up while strolling through Coal Drops Yard. After trying to coax him up by patting his head, the owner was forced to carry him away in her arms.
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Time to earn your stripes, son: Week-old zebra makes its debut at German zoo alongside another young foal
Hannover Adventure Zoo in northern Germany has welcomed two new zebra foals, named Jana and Jan, who were born seven days apart and have now gone on show to the public for the first time. Adorable photos show the foals, who were born to different mothers, frolicking around in their enclosure at Germany's fifth oldest zoo to the delight of spectators.