In her first major interview, Diana\'s niece Lady Kitty Spencer tells YOU why she supports British military heroes, loved living in Africa, and was only allowed half an hour of TV a week (to watch The Simpsons)
She had an idyllic childhood away from the media spotlight, but LADY KITTY SPENCER is now following in the charitable footsteps of her aunt, Diana, Princess of Wales. She tells Catherine O’Brien about the cause that’s close to her heart
Kitty pictured with her Aunt, Diana, Princess of Wales (inset): ‘The study of human beings is a life skill,’ she says. ‘When you have the theoretical as well as the emotional understanding of why people are the way they are, it is easy to be compassionate and forgiving’
The hair is a tumbling swish rather than a neat bob, but the eyes are the same piercing blue, and to anyone who lived through the Diana era, the genetic inheritance is uncanny. Sitting before me is Lady Kitty Spencer, daughter of Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer and niece of the late Princess of Wales. She’s nervous – which is hardly surprising when you bear in mind she belongs to one of the most scrutinised and hounded dynasties in recent history – so as she talks, she glances downwards and enunciates her words softly and deliberately just as her aunt used to. But it is also evident, from her warm handshake and gentle smile, that she has that same instinctive ability to put others at ease. ‘I suppose people will always try to make the comparisons,’ she says, blushing furiously, when I remark on the similarities between them. ‘But, gosh, if you think that, then I am really happy.’
Kitty is 23 and unlike Diana, who by the same age was globally recognised, has so far enjoyed a life of almost total anonymity. This is largely thanks to the decision of her parents that their children should grow up away from the media spotlight. Kitty was just five when she moved with her younger twin sisters Eliza and Amelia and baby brother Louis to South Africa. Two years later, Diana died, and a year after that, her parents’ marriage broke down amid a tsunami of headlines about her father’s infidelities and the mental health of her mother, the former model Victoria Lockwood, who suffered for several years from an eating disorder and drug and alcohol problems.
Kitty has only hazy memories of her iconic aunt ‘but they are happy memories’. As for the furore surrounding her parents’ divorce, ‘I’m very glad to say I don’t remember any of that,’ she says. The earl has remarried twice and gone on to have three more children, as well as becoming stepfather to his now wife’s two teenage daughters. Victoria, who today is a psychologist and addictions counsellor, has an 11-year-old son from a second, since dissolved marriage, which means that Kitty is one of ten siblings – ‘and I couldn’t imagine my life without every single one of them,’ she says.
As eldest of the clan, Kitty is also inevitably the first to make the transition from protected childhood into the adult world. Two years ago she slipped quietly into the UK and set up home in a London flat. And this week, she will step from below the radar to help raise awareness and funds for a cause that has become dear to her heart.
‘When I was little I used to wish I had a twin, too, because they have a bond that goes beyond sisterhood’ Dress, Dolce and Gabanna at Browns Shoes, Louboutin Ring, Armenta Earrings, Armenta
Give Us Time is a small but ingenious charity that takes one-week holidays donated by owners of holiday homes and timeshares and matches them with British soldiers in need of rest, rehabilitation and reconnection with their families.
It is the brainchild of Dr Liam Fox who, first as an Army medic and later as an MP and Secretary of State for Defence, became aware that homecomings were not always magical experiences for those returning from war zones. ‘You know what it is like,’ he says. ‘Dad is away for six months coping with the stresses of an operational tour, Mum has been home alone with the kids and she’s stressed as well. Dad walks back in and expects things to be exactly as they were – but the dynamic has shifted.’ Give Us Time provides couples and their children with the space to reaffirm bonds away from the day-to-day grind, and you only have to read the testimonials on the charity’s website to appreciate the transformative effect of its work.
There’s a lived-in warmth at Althorp. Many of my fondest memories are of being there
The charity launched in 2012 with the help of a close-knit team of volunteers. A few months later, Kitty met one of them through a mutual friend. She offered to help out doing administrative tasks and liaising with families and it wasn’t long before everybody recognised the profile-raising potential of having her on board. Dr Fox invited her to become Give Us Time’s ambassador, and to support Kitty he has even dropped in briefly on our interview today. ‘Obviously there is an interest that comes with her family connections, and if we can leverage that, we are not going to be shy about it,’ he says. ‘Besides, she is better looking than me.’
Kitty squirms at any suggestion of A-list glamour, but she is mesmerisingly beautiful and the fact that her network includes Princes William and Harry as first cousins – both of whom are keen supporters of military charities – is an obvious plus. She has talked to them both about her role, ‘as I have with all my cousins’, she says carefully. She doesn’t want to over-egg her royal affiliations, and you only have to spend a short while talking to her to appreciate that her more profound strengths are to be found in her formidable work ethic and the substantial insights gained from her life experience.
Like so many children of divorced parents, Kitty had an upbringing in which she criss-crossed between two homes – and in her case, they could not have been more polar opposites. In South Africa the family base was a house in the suburbs of Cape Town; in the UK it was Althorp, the
13,000-acre Northamptonshire estate that has been held by the Spencer family for more than 500 years. If there were tensions – and it is hard to imagine any blended family that does not have its frictions – then her parents kept them well hidden because Kitty’s overriding recollections are of ‘having the best of both worlds’.
‘I’m British; my roots are here. Having said that, I was lucky to grow up in South Africa’
In Cape Town, her mother’s one edict was that they made the most of growing up in such a naturally beautiful place. ‘We were allowed to watch television for half an hour a week for The Simpsons,’ she recalls. ‘It wasn’t because she was strict, but because she wanted us to embrace the outdoors. Every weekend, we would go camping with no mobile phones, no electricity, and walk barefoot on the beach.’ At Althorp, where she spent alternate Christmases and many school holidays including a sacrosanct fortnight in July during which the whole family still gathers, she and her siblings – ‘we don’t notice the steps and halves, we are all just brothers and sisters’ – have always had free rein to swim in the pool, play football, cards and ludo within the mansion’s palatial surroundings.
Althorp, which is also Diana’s final resting place, may be steeped in history – Oliver Cromwell’s campaign table is nestled down a passageway and works by Sir Anthony Van Dyck and Sir Joshua Reynolds adorn the walls – but it is also, Kitty stresses, a home. ‘There are all these beautiful paintings, but also framed photographs of us running around as children – there’s a lived-in warmth. Many of my fondest memories growing up are of being there.’
South Africa gave Kitty a sense of normality that she could never have enjoyed had she lived full time in the UK. Here, her aristocratic title would have been inescapable; there it was barely relevant (even though she is now living in London, she professes never to use it, and winces every time she has to provide her passport for identification purposes). Here, too, she would most likely have attended boarding school; instead, in Cape Town her education was catered for at a co-ed independent school near the family home.
My parents totally get on and they’ve done all they can to make life comfortable for us
In personality terms, Kitty believes she is very like her father – ‘We share the same dry, quick sense of humour.’ However, I suspect that he would happily admit that, as a student, she outclasses him. He recently revealed how he spent much of his time at Oxford doing ‘very little work at all’, securing his degree only with last-minute cramming.
Kitty’s approach has always been more diligent. She is the responsible elder sister. Eliza and Amelia are just 18 months younger, and they are all close, but Kitty was aware growing up that their twin relationship had its own dynamic. ‘When I was little I used to wish I had a twin, too, because they have a bond that goes beyond sisterhood,’ she says. Louis is three years her junior, and super-sporty. ‘In fact they are all super-sporty, coordinated and cool – and the family joke is that I am not like that at all,’ she says, laughing. ‘So it was nice for me to find other things that I was good at.’
Kitty in 1993 with her mother Victoria and father Charles.
Her parents were never pushy when it came to academic matters, and they didn’t need to be with Kitty because, she explains, ‘I was obsessed with being as good as I could be – education was my number-one priority.’ An avid reader, she liked nothing better ‘than sitting in my room with my textbooks and knowing that the results of my studying would boost my self-esteem’. At school, she was consistently among the top ten pupils in her year group.
And at Cape Town University, where she read psychology, politics and literature, she was selected from a roll call of 800 students to be awarded the gold medal prize for psychology – the subject that is her passion. ‘The study of human beings is a life skill,’ she says. ‘When you have the theoretical as well as the emotional understanding of why people are the way they are, it is easy to be compassionate and forgiving.’
Although Kitty has carved her own path, her interest in psychology has undoubtedly been influenced by her mother, who trained as an addictions counsellor in the late 1990s after undergoing long-term treatment for anorexia and drug addiction, and has more recently qualified as a psychologist.
Brought up in Barnes, south London, Victoria, now 48, was the daughter of middle-class parents – her father was a Civil Aviation Authority executive, her mother a magistrate. She became a secretary and then a model before marrying the then Viscount Althorp and finding herself embroiled in painfully public exposure as she struggled to cope.
Today, however, Kitty reports that her mother is well and happy. ‘People come up to me in Cape Town all the time and say, “Your mum saved my life,”’ she says proudly. ‘She is a brilliant counsellor.’
Listening to Victoria’s bright, well-balanced daughter, I can’t help but think that she must also be a brilliant mother. And you only have to glance at Kitty’s healthy body shape to realise the question of whether she might have been vulnerable to food issues herself is redundant. ‘We’ve no scales in our house – I couldn’t tell you what I weigh. I don’t even know my dress size,’ she says.
Kitty loves life in Cape Town – she revisits often and will be there at Christmas – but says her return to the UK was inevitable. ‘I’m British; my roots are here. Having said that, I was lucky to grow up in South Africa.’ When she first arrived, she was dating Nick Compton, the batsman grandson of cricket legend Denis Compton, but they broke up last year and although Kitty foresees family life as part of her future – ‘I want lots of children’ – she is currently single and lives in her own flat. ‘I love the happy chaos of home, but to have a space to call my own – I love that as well. I value my independence and I don’t want to give it up in a hurry.’
Kate and William share a kiss at the Royal wedding - Archive
Kitty (at back) with her father, siblings, Diana’s friend Rosa Monckton and daughter, at the opening of the Princess of Wales Memorial Playground
Kitty (right) with her twin sisters Eliza and Amelia at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 2011;
The conundrum has been what to do with that independence. Unlike most twentysomethings, her family’s wealth means that she will never have to worry about paying the rent, so she might easily have dabbled in something like fashion – ‘but I have zero interest in it,’ she says. Instead she completed a business master’s degree at Regent’s College London and was considering her options when she came across Give Us Time. ‘I’ve been so lucky – it’s a gift to be getting out of bed every day to do something you really believe in.’
Kitty’s role with the charity, for which she takes no salary, involves marketing and matching service personnel with suitable holiday homes. Much of the work is done via email and over the phone, but she also meets soldiers at fundraising events. ‘She’s a hands-on grafter,’ says trustee Belinda deLucy McKeeve. ‘But it has also been amazing to see how many of the soldiers open up to Kitty about how getting away from it all helps their relationships.’
With her father, aunt Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Prince Harry at a service to commemorate the life of Diana, 2008
‘One soldier told me that their trip away had made such a difference to his marriage,’ says Kitty. ‘A lot of charities focus on physical and emotional trauma, which is imperative, but for me, holding marriages and families together is paramount.’
On 22 October, on behalf of Give Us Time, Kitty will take to the podium at the Corinthia Hotel in London to make her first public speech at a fundraising gala. Among the guests will be both her parents – her father has donated a private tour and lunch at Althorp as one of the auction prizes. Kitty pulls her iPhone from her jeans pocket to show me her screensaver – a recent photograph of mum, dad and their four joint children celebrating the twins’ recent 21st birthday. It’s safe to assume from the smiles on their faces that the acrimony of her parents’ divorce is long forgotten.
Kitty (second from right) with Give Us Time founder Dr Liam Fox, trustee Belinda deLucyMcKeeve and soldiers from 11 EOD Regiment
‘They totally get on and they have always done everything possible to make things comfortable for us,’ says Kitty. ‘Every challenge I have faced in life – which is nothing compared to the challenges faced by servicemen and women – has been made easier for having their love and support.’
Families come in all shapes and sizes and rare are those that do not have to at some stage withstand upsets, change and unexpected loss. The Spencers had to endure being a public illustration of that. Not so long ago, no one would have predicted that they might also prove an illustration of the power of family togetherness – but that is what they have achieved. And maybe that is why it is hard to think of anyone better qualified to take on the role in which Kitty now finds herself.
Give Us Time provides holidays in donated properties in the UK, also Europe and worldwide, including New York and Australia. l Donors include John and Norma Major who made available their holiday home in Norfolk.
The charity has so far facilitated holidays for around 50 service personnel and their families – and the description ‘family’ is not prescriptive. It can include extended family and pets – Kitty points out that one woman veteran suffering from breast cancer was given a week’s stay in a Scottish croft with her dog. The only stipulation is that applicants must have been deployed on operational tour since and including 2001. The charity does not normally pay travel costs – although it is now building a fund for those who could not otherwise afford to go away on holiday.
For details on how to donate a holiday, visit giveustime.org.uk. Photos, property details and availability can be uploaded on to the site.
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Gown and out: Amy Childs parties in a glittering grey bathrobe... one week after rolling her Range Rover in \'tragic\' crash Wrong choice of words...
Trick or TREAT! Low key Tamara Ecclestone showers daughter Sophia with affection as they shop for Halloween pumpkins Baby\'s first Halloween
Bohemian Rhapsody! Ashlee Simpson looks smitten as she steps out with new husband Evan Ross in boho ensemble Young couple are inseparable
\'I couldn\'t see and everything was blurry\': Real Housewives star Kyle Richards reveals she has eye condition that made filming nearly impossible
Nicole Kidman debuts new darker hair \'do in gold mini dress before transitioning into gothic glamour by night in China At golf tournament
The fourth cut is the deepest: Sheryl Crow finally sells Hollywood Hills compound for $11 million... after slashing the price multiple times It\'s tough times
If the club fits! Lady Gaga makes a raunchy entrance to The Box by flashing her chest in in a sheer white lace and black gown No bra apparently...
Millie Mackintosh covers up in bulky shawl at cosmetics launch after receiving backlash over slim frame at MOBO Awards Criticised for looking thin
Sad to be home? Kylie Jenner arrives back in LA after accompanying rumoured beau Tyga on tour in Europe Teen holidayed with older rapper
Holiday blues? Kim Kardashian looks glum in clinging black ensemble after returning from birthday holiday with Kanye in Hawaii
Wild thing! Kim Kardashian\'s BFF Brittny Gastineau steals spotlight wearing low- cut top and leopard print skirt at LA event Where to look?
Hair dye disaster that created the first glam rock star: King of the comebacks Alvin Stardust dies at 72 - on the brink of yet ANOTHER relaunch
The secrets of my prim posterior, by Pippa: Her Royal Hotness reveals four steps she uses to keep her toned behind in shape Simple workout
Nicole Scherzinger slips into a plunging lace bodysuit and a skimpy monokini in racy behind the scenes shoot for Big Fat Lie Not exactly shy, is she?
BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Grizabella\'s a hot cat with sizzling Nicole Scherzinger said it will be \'cathartic\' to play downfallen moggy in her theatrical debut
One for the Duchess? Kate\'s fave Jimmy Choo unveil service where you can customise the style of your shoe - and even have initials engraved on the sole
\'I don\'t work out!\' Rachel Zoe would rather spend time with children than exercise and maintains her slim physique because life is like \'living on a treadmill\'
\'They lit up in the upstairs foyer\': Guests \'smoke cannabis at the MOBOs after-party\'... after police are called in to shut it down Premature ending
EMA-zing! A VERY busty Nicki Minaj commands attention in lace corset as MTV reveal teaser clip for European Music Awards 20th anniversary
Teresa Giudice will get no special treatment and family visits will be restricted to just 12 per month when she begins sentence at OITNB prison in January
TOWIE\'s Danielle Armstrong showcases her ample cleavage and toned tummy in bizarre outfit on tipsy night out with Jasmin Walia Groovy baby...
Daring to bare! Taylor Swift flashes some flesh in THREE revealing outfits for Jimmy Kimmel appearance The 5ft 10in singer certainly has long legs
Brad Pitt gets teased about Jennifer Aniston as Zach Galifianakis plays Friends theme... then asks how it feels to \'live in Angelina\'s shadow\'
Bar Refaeli puts on a leggy display in monochrome print mini dress as she scoops International Model honour at InTouch Awards
Would you wear a sheer lace skirt and happily flash your Bridget Jones style pants? Well it is autumn\'s biggest trend... Underwear is OUT!
Rudimental get on the (flight) decks to stage a gig at 35,000ft above the Atlantic Who had been \'waiting all nigtht\' for this high-flying gig?
Fresh ink! David Beckham shows off his incredible beach body and new tattoos as he goes shirtless for a day in the Malibu surf Fun in the sun
Blooming lovely! Jude Law\'s ex-girlfriend Catherine Harding displays her blossoming baby bump as she steps out for first time since pregnancy was revealed
Un-break my bra! Toni Braxton displays serious side boob in revealing dress at the Red Star Ball... as she reveals she wants to get married again
Old interview shows DAME Angelina Jolie talking about sex in cars, how quickly she could break into a truck and that English men are the naughtiest
Frozen in time! Teri Hatcher, 49, looks incredibly youthful as she displays cleavage in low-cut black dress at charity gala Turns 50 in December!
Animal attraction! Wild singer Miley Cyrus dons unicorn onesie to make her way through Sydney Airport as she leaves Australia after final Bangerz tour show
Newly-single Melanie Griffith, 57, wows in black bodycon dress as she attends P!nk charity concert in West Hollywood Good life post-Antonio
Biker babe Daisy Lowe displays her toned curves in skinny jeans and a fierce leather jacket as she shoots new fashion advert For American Eagle
Just the two of us! Hollywood hunk Josh Duhamel plays the doting father as he steps out with cherubic baby son Axl Mum Fergie missed out
Sienna Miller ditches her usual boho style as she channels a prom princess look in a ruby bejewelled silk dress with sheer panelling She can do smart too...
Grotesque ghouls, cannibal cults and a horror movie studio maze: Thorpe Park\'s Fright Night opens... and even Cara Delevingne is petrified!
Snug over style! Rihanna forgets fashion as she bundles up in an unflattering green coat for a chilly day in NYC Struck by fashion common sense
Thought you were single? Lindsay Lohan spotted wearing huge diamond ring on engagement finger in London Had sworn off men
You can stand under my umbrella! Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield embark on a romantic stroll through rainy streets of NYC One cute couple
Carrie Bradshaw would NOT approve! Sarah Jessica Parker drives old banger in shoe-and-sock combo while filming new movie All Roads Lead To Rome
Rumer has it! Willis flashes a hint of cleavage as she parties in androgynous black power suit after a pamper session Very smart
Awkward: TOWIE\'s newly single Chloe Sims looks tired and puffy eyed as she bumps into ex-boyfriend Elliott Wright off camera Split after 5 months
Off Twitter and back on the red carpet! Chrissy Teigen dons leg-baring fuchsia frock in NYC after Ottawa shooting comments Quit Twitter over furore
Bella Thorne shows her darker side as she glams it up for edgy new fashion shoot The 17-year-old actress went for the rock chic look in magazine shoot
The family that dresses together... Demi Moore and daughter Tallulah Willis wear matching shirts to gallery show in West Hollywood
The EX factor: Made In Chelsea\'s Ashley James parties with former flame Ollie Locke and TOWIE\'s rival Ferne McCann at her jewellery launch
Her best accessory! Olivia Palermo displays her effortless style in a chic black and white ensemble for red carpet date night with husband Johannes Huebl
The Mac is back! Forget frumpy raincoats and invest in a sexy trench style - FEMAIL finds the best on the High Street Take cover ladies!
Man, she\'s looking fine! Alexa Chung channels androgynous chic in velvet blazer and tailored jeans for low- key evening with pals At Quaglino\'s restaurant
Kristin Cavallari wows in black and yellow geometric dress as she shows off her post-baby body just five months after welcoming her second child
Taking the plunge! Models Karlie Kloss and Barbara Palvin both opt for cleavage baring black dresses at jewellery launch In demand models
Well she is an international supermodel! Naomi Campbell stuns in lace sari as she attends handbag launch Flawless display
She\'s going retro! Pamela Anderson sports beehive hairdo as Baywatch star arrives in Sweden for several public appearances Earning her bread
Smoking hot! Melanie Griffith shows off slim figure in chic checked dress as she puffs on a cigarillo over a girlie lunch Smartened up her act
Alyson Hannigan plants sweet kiss on husband Alexis Denisof as she beams at daughter Keeva on family day out HIMYM star is a hands on mother
Gwen and Gavin coordinate in black ensembles for LA gala after claims Stefani\'s song Baby Don\'t Lie \'rips off\' Swedish pop star Ignored the claims
Working up a sweat! Kaley Cuoco shows off toned legs as she leaves her yoga class in Los Angeles The Big Bang Theory star keeps in shape
Former Destiny\'s Child member Michelle Williams shows off her VERY trim frame in a low-cut scarlet dress Singer looked super skinny in New York
Speak of the devil! Carmen Electra hosts Halloween party attended by ex-husband Dennis Rodman... less than a week after dishing their marriage
Christmas comes early! Gisele Bundchen oozes sex appeal clad in little more than skin- coloured lingerie in her latest Vivara jewellery campaign
Jake Gyllenhaal looks healthy while on the set of his latest film Demolition... after dropping 30lbs for his role in Nightcrawler He\'s filled out a bit
Putting in the leg work! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shows off her long limbs in a micro-skirt as she runs errands in LA Showed enviable figure
Prairie girl! Elle Fanning wears floral peasant dress to Low Down premiere Oversized dress swamped the teen\'s delicate frame
Kendra Wilkinson steps out without her wedding ring as she tells Hank Baskett it\'s \'divorce time\' in preview for new show Planning next move
Are the Clooneys hosting their post- wedding party this weekend? Danesfield House Hotel \'booked by Amal\'s parents\'
Step Back in Time! Kylie Minogue shares a flashback of herself aged 27 looking fresh faced and innocent in Where The Wild Roses Grow video
Billie Faiers swamps her slim post-baby figure in baggy striped top and leggings on a day out with daughter Nelly Chose to cover up
Pregnant Shakira takes the plunge in low-cut top as partner Gerard Pique cradles her baby bump in sweet Instagram snap Date night for parents
It\'s the biggest family movie of the year with mega-buck special effects. So why DID Colin Firth bail out of Paddington\'s big-screen debut?
\'I have empathy\': Heidi Montag weighs in on Renee Zellweger\'s appearance as she hints at insecurities that led to her own plastic surgery makeover
EXCLUSIVE: The truth behind Renée\'s fairytale romance: Star caught in the middle of a battle between her ex-heroin addict boyfriend and his former wife
\'You were my miracle\': Kelly Osbourne gets bumble bee tattoo in honor of her late co-star Joan Rivers Shared snaps from parlour on Thursday
Adam Levine pulls silly faces as he arrives in Paris wearing a white motorcycle jacket over an American flag shirt Interesting look for the American singer...
\'Hello Manchester!\'... Lady Gaga gets her cities mixed up as she performs in London in a feathered ensemble Six month tour catching up with her
\'They love mommy, they love daddy\': Nick Cannon talks about how his and Mariah Carey\'s twins are coping with the split It\'s a difficult time
Role model mommy! Jennifer Garner shows her class spirit by sporting a colourful children\'s backpack as she takes her girls home from school
Michelle Monaghan dares to bare in sleeveless tuxedo jacket and lacy camisole at fashion gala in NYC True Detective star dazzled with look
Bob Geldof attacks family court over treatment of Peaches and Fifi: Rulings made it impossible to take care of his children after he split from Paula Yates
UNICEF ambassadors David Beckham and Robbie Williams unite in new campaign to protect children from danger Doing their bit
That supermodel glow! Miranda Kerr goes make-up free in skinny jeans after intense workout at a private gym Mother-of-one was on the go
The Witch sings! Disney releases first clip of Meryl Streep singing Sondheim in the big-screen Into The Woods musical Fans were worried
Don\'t I know you? Benedict Cumberbatch can\'t hide his astonishment as he comes face-to-face with his very own waxwork Utterly bemused
Sister Act! Jessica Hart joined by sibling Ashley to launch Luma cosmetics range Australian model siblings at Sydney department store
Raising awareness... and temperatures! Daisy Lowe slips into sexy PVC nurse outfit in sketch for charity show Feeling Nuts Attention grabbing!
\'It\'s been fun to change my physicality\': Nick Jonas proudly shows off his ripped body as he reveals just what it took to get in fighting shape for his role in Kingdom
Who didn\'t get the style memo? Cindy Crawford is casual in skinny jeans and blazer, while Emmy Rossum glams up in black and white at charity bash
Padma Lakshmi steps out with her sweet daughter Krishna for start of Diwali... as she shares flashback photo of herself as a child Looking their best!
Aren\'t you ladies rivals? Made In Chelsea\'s Stephanie Pratt and TOWIE\'s Ferne McCann put their differences aside to party together
New couple alert? Tyrese Gibson sparks romance rumours as he leaves with actress Sanaa Lathan after pair dine together in LA She\'s eight years older
Reese Witherspoon shows off her toned legs in business chic ensemble as she steps out in Beverly Hills Busy juggling bustling career and home
A girl\'s best friend! Amanda Seyfried is accompanied by her beloved dog Finn as she works up a sweat on strenuous run Inseparable pair
Smiling Nicole Kidman arrives in China looking relaxed as she throws herself back into work following \'rocky\' past month since her father\'s death
Bye, Miranda! Comedienne calls time on her sitcom because she wants character to \'be happy\' and focus on other projects Christmas specials next
Mint new hairstyle! But Lena Dunham\'s two mismatched outfits won\'t make anyone green with envy New \'do has given her a new lease of life
\'Look at me, I wouldn\'t survive in jail!\' Taylor Swift reveals irrational fear of being arrested as she performs song about Harry Styles for first time
Look out boys! Taylor\'s not THAT innocent: ADRIAN THRILLS reviews singer\'s latest album 1989 (Big Machine) Fifth studio album
Eddie Redmayne cuts a dashing figure for Vogue as he delves into the challenges of playing Stephen Hawking in upcoming biopic
It\'s a mini Seinfeld reunion! Jerry teams up once again with Michael Richards for his latest Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Kramer reborn!
Charlotte stays positive! Kristin Davis tells Meredith Vieira she is hopeful about a Sex And The City 3 movie Actress, 49, holding out hope it will be made
How does Robert Redford, 77, keep such a voluminous head of hair? Veteran actor arrives at Sydney airport sporting contrasting two-toned tresses
Will Iggy Azalea perform at the Victoria\'s Secret lingerie extravaganza in London? Set to headline PINK Nation warm-up party
That\'s a wrap! Miley Cyrus goes out with a bang as she finishes the last-ever show her controversial Bangerz tour in Australia Out on a high in Perth
How I Met Your Mother star Ashley Williams welcomes first child Gus into the world The 35-year-old star\'s baby with producer husband weighs 8lb 8oz
Who are the flowers from? Khloe Kardashian shares photo of pink roses placed in the posh $7m home she bought from Justin Bieber
Still going strong! Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long look cozy on date night... as it\'s revealed they will co-star in 24 Hour Plays Casual movie night
Val Kilmer appears in small claims court seeking $6,000 withheld from security deposit by landlord of Malibu rental Star, 54, wants more of his deposit back
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Alan Davies and the man left stuck in a lift The actor, 48, was in Soho, when his wife heard distressed cries
Mind-boggling pictures, a colossus at the helm...it\'s telly\'s finest hour: CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night\'s TV Unforgettable Life Story
Thom Evans and Strictly Come Dancing partner Iveta Lukosiute keep close as they continue to play down rumours of romance Looked a cosy couple
He\'s seen dead people: Keanu Reeves tells Jimmy Kimmel he had an encounter with a ghost as a child The actor was with his nanny when it happened
You\'ve got a few things to learn Alec! Hilaria Baldwin performs impressive headstand while husband sticks to basic yoga pose at charity bash
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Life in the slow lane! Jenson Button and his fiancée Jessica Michibata couldn\'t look more in love as they frolic in Hawaii
New beau? Scout Willis shares a coffee and kiss with a mystery man that is not her long time boyfriend Alex de Bonrepos In with the new?
Eloped in Paris? Heidi Klum flashes gold band on ring finger as she strolls with Vito Schnabel... NINE DAYS after finalizing divorce from Seal
What\'s his secret? Melanie Griffith\'s ex Antonio Banderas, 54, sports a youthful glow on romantic stroll with younger girlfriend Nicole Kempel
It\'s here! Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are Hamptons chic in first advert for KUWTK spin-off show Fans got to see the trailer for new spin-off
Bottoms up! Kim Kardashian\'s friend pretends to bite her derrière as they goof around in a photo booth Kicked of her celebrations early
Good Will Hunting for a bargain! Minnie Driver beams in a flowing patterned frock and tan booties as she shops in Los Angeles Enjoying the limelight
\'You look like Princess Jasmine!\' Justin Bieber\'s pickup line as he hits on model Jacqueline Younisl while cruising along Rodeo Drive
Family tragedy, savage punch-ups, financial disaster - and mental meltdown. Kinks singer RAY DAVIES on the wild story behind his new musical
Australian model Catherine McNeil shows off slender frame in a white one-piece as she flaunts beach body Summer is starting Down Under
\'I was shocked\' Former child star Danielle Spencer from \'70s sitcom What\'s Happening has been diagnosed with breast cancer
\'It\'s like a luxury fortress\': Inside Jennifer Lopez\'s £13m NYC penthouse overlooking Madison Square Park Neighbours will include Chelsea Clinton
Ready for jail? Kristin Cavallari shows off striped dress for LA lunch date that surely would earn her a ticket from the fashion police
Day the Queen made fun of Tindall\'s nose: Former Ireland captain Brian O\'Driscoll reveals Her Majesty made quip at his expense during Windsor Castle dinner
Hold onto your hats - Bev\'s a real belter. QUENTIN LETTS reviews Memphis Predictable story, good music, great performances
BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Mad Earl McAvoy\'s a class act McAvoy will star in The Ruling Class, the first revival of Peter Barnes\'s play since the 60s
She woke up like this! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is effortlessly stunning as she becomes the latest celebrity to share a barefaced selfie
Holy iPods Batman! Dark Knight star Christian Bale cast as Steve Jobs in upcoming Aaron Sorkin biopic Based on the biography by Walter Isaacson
Rosie O\'Donnell comes under fire after defending model Chrissy Teigen\'s statement that an \'active shooting in Canada is just a Wednesday in America\'
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