Meghan Markle Touched Prince Harry’s Knee During Their Outing Today. That’s All.

On Friday (October 19), Meghan Markle and Prince Harry met with members of OneWave, a surfing group that doubles as a supportive space to discuss mental health and well-being. The lighthearted but meaningful gathering took place on Sydney, Australia’s Bondi Beach, and it included yoga sessions, a big group hug, and some time spent chatting with the group in an “anti–bad vibes circle.” Clearly, there were nothing but good vibes between Markle and Prince Harry, too, since the royals seemed to find countless little ways to stay connected to each other during their time on the scenic beach.

While standing in the sand and speaking to members of OneWave and other Australian well-wishers, Markle and Prince Harry alternated between holding hands with their fingers intertwined and standing with their hands resting on each other’s lower backs. Of course, they’ve exchanged sweet gestures like these many times before, but on Friday, they stepped up their PDA game even further: At one point, while sitting in the “anti–bad vibes circle,” Markle held onto the hand that Prince Harry had placed on her leg, and at another, she rested her own hand on her husband’s knee. Shocking, I know.

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It was during this time on the beach that Markle reportedly spoke for the first time about how pregnancy has been treating her so far. “Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag,” Charlotte Connell, a member of OneWave, told reporters. “She said she was up at 4:30 a.m. this morning doing yoga in her room, as she couldn’t sleep.” Connell, who’s also expecting a baby herself, said that Markle also told her that yoga is “so good for healing her mind.”

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Meghan Markle’s Hair Looks Like She Wore a Bump-It

As charming and as smart as Meghan Markle is to watch, I try not to hyperventilate over her every move. Yes, she makes winning outfit choices and her blazers sell out at the drop of a hat and she apparently makes homemade banana bread for the people of Australia, but she’s also a regular person who—in many ways—is generally pretty predictable. Which is why her newest hairstyle (a… surprising pivot from her signature messy bun) caught my attention.

While visiting a girls high school in Sydney during the the Australian Royal Tour, Meghan debuted a half-up style that was so round and so full at the crown, I’m pretty sure Snooki, wherever she may be, felt a chill. I’m not mad about it though, and Meghan’s clearly pulling it off. Behold the style from every angle:

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Like…it’s so large. Just a statement of fact.

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But how cute is she? So animated for Australia.

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Side view:

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And the light bouncing down on her doesn’t hurt.

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Doing the work for both of them, in this one:

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About to touch her hair. Classic.

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Alone, together, with a girl who is making the most of this third-wheel situation:

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I’ll leave you with this sequence, which grabs your heart and squeezes.

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In addition to the voluminous bump, everyone’s favorite tendrils were left loose to frame her face, which is a pretty look I, for one, am glad she’s rescuing from prom hell. (The key to making them look cool, FYI, is to bend them away from your face, according to celebrity stylist Mark Townsend (who’s also been resuscitating tendrils on Dakota Johnson)).

And in case you’re so inclined, this spray is the gold standard for volume. Other than the Bump-It, of course.

Shop It: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $46, amazon.com; Bump It up Volume Hair Base Styling Insert Tool, $2, amazon.com

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Watch Bella Thorne Critique People Recreating Her Makeup

Name a daring beauty decision, and Bella Thorne has been there and done that. The phrase “comfort zone” doesn’t figure into her universe, between the rainbow eyeliner, body hair, and glitter that she wears both on the red carpet and on any old day on Instagram. The beauty inspo is there for the taking, and YouTubers are all for it: Search “Bella Thorne makeup” on the video platform, and the first result has 1.7 million views. Switch to Google, and 162,000 results greet you in a second. So we decided to get meta with it, and watch Bella watch beauty vloggers recreate her makeup. Knock over your spinning top, it’s the latest installment of Glamour‘s beauty Inception-style series.

What’d Bella think? As she watches women create their own versions of her signature looks, it’s fascinating to hear firsthand about her makeup strategy. Think fast, loose, and wise beyond her 21 years—the red carpet veteran does all her own makeup, so she’s well-versed in analyzing the advantages of tiny beauty moves. She goes deep on her list of eye-opening liner techniques, her own beauty line, and what she’d add to her collection based on the vloggers’ takes. Helpful tips, funny asides, and, of course, some mutual fangirling ensue.

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Busy Philipps Is ‘Bummed’ at How the Media Is Covering the James Franco Story in Her Book

Busy Philipps‘s brand-new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, has earned rave reviews from countless friends and fans since its release earlier this month. But on Thursday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, the actor expressed some dismay at the level of coverage a certain excerpt is receiving.

In one section of her memoir, Philipps details the abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of James Franco when they both starred on the show Freaks and Geeks as teenagers. Philipps told Cohen that she was disappointed by the media’s incessant coverage of the story, not only because it overshadowed the rest of her book, but also because it put so much attention on a man’s story rather than on the woman who wrote that story. “It really bummed me out because I felt like, I’m a woman in this industry who wrote a very personal book about my experiences in life and in this industry,” she said, “and the headlines were all about a man. I was like, that was my point the whole time.”

The incident in question allegedly happened on the Freaks and Geeks set, during a scene where her character hit Franco’s character in the chest. That action, she wrote, prompted him to scream, “Don’t ever touch me again” at Philipps before allegedly throwing her to the ground. Philipps told Cohen that Franco had apologized and that she hasn’t spoken to the actor in some time. She added that she was particularly surprised by the reaction to the Franco story because she’d actually already told the story on, coincidentally, a previous episode of Watch What Happens Live.

Philipps also addressed the issue on Instagram earlier this month. “My book is 308 pages, not one paragraph,” she wrote. “The Franco story is used to illustrate a larger point about the way women are treated in this business and in life. There are no ‘allegations’ and no ‘accusations.’ It’s a story that I have been telling for years. James apologized. I accepted.”

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Busy Philipps Is ‘Bummed’ at How the Media Is Covering Her Story About James Franco

Busy Philipps‘s brand-new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, has earned rave reviews from countless friends and fans since its release earlier this month. But on Thursday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, the actor expressed some dismay at the level of coverage a certain excerpt is receiving.

In one section of her memoir, Philipps details the abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of James Franco when they both starred on the show Freaks and Geeks as teenagers. Philipps told Cohen that she was disappointed by the media’s incessant coverage of the story, not only because it overshadowed the rest of her book, but also because it put so much attention on a man’s story rather than on the woman who wrote that story. “It really bummed me out because I felt like, I’m a woman in this industry who wrote a very personal book about my experiences in life and in this industry,” she said, “and the headlines were all about a man. I was like, that was my point the whole time.”

The incident in question allegedly happened on the Freaks and Geeks set, during a scene where her character hit Franco’s character in the chest. That action, she wrote, prompted him to scream, “Don’t ever touch me again” at Philipps before allegedly throwing her to the ground. Philipps told Cohen that Franco had apologized and that she hasn’t spoken to the actor in some time. She added that she was particularly surprised by the reaction to the Franco story because she’d actually already told the story on, coincidentally, a previous episode of Watch What Happens Live.

Philipps also addressed the issue on Instagram earlier this month. “My book is 308 pages, not one paragraph,” she wrote. “The Franco story is used to illustrate a larger point about the way women are treated in this business and in life. There are no ‘allegations’ and no ‘accusations.’ It’s a story that I have been telling for years. James apologized. I accepted.”

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Ashley Graham Had the Perfect Response to a Question About Kendall Jenner’s Controversial Comments About Modeling

Even months after Love magazine published a now-famous quote from Kendall Jenner in which she said she’s “super selective” about what fashion jobs she does—all while being among the highest-paid models in the industry—her industry colleagues have been discussing and responding to her comments. Some called out Jenner’s privilege; Naomi Campbell had but two words on the matter. Now, Ashley Graham has joined the conversation, after being asked about it on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live.

On Thursday night’s episode, Graham received a call about Jenner’s controversial comments, and she gave a powerful answer.

“Well, lucky for her,” she said, with a chuckle. “‘Cause I’ve never been—that’s so lucky. These t*ts and a** have just had to fight through and break down barriers everyday.” (Jenner has since clarified her statements.)

Check out the clip of Graham, below.

Jenner’s experience in the modeling industry might not be relatable to Graham, but there doesn’t seem to be any bad blood between the two. (They’ve appeared on magazine covers together, and recently spoke on a panel about modeling during Vogue‘s Forces of Fashion conference.) Later in the episode, Graham played a game in which she had to spill “Positivi-Tea” about her friends and fellow models, during which she praised Jenner, saying: “She’s in demand, honey!”

Watch her share her love and thoughts on Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and more.

Oh, and reminder: If you want some more real talk from Graham, you can check her out at Glamour‘s Woman of the Year summit this November, where she’ll be speaking.

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Gigi Hadid Just Blasted the Paparazzi After She Found Out One Is Allegedly Suing Her

On Thursday (October 18), Gigi Hadid took to Instagram to respond to paparazzi after she found out a photo agency is “legally pursuing” her for reposting a photo of herself without proper permission. “These people make money off us everyday, LEGALLY stalking us day in and day out- for nothing special- for us to walk six feet to a car and six feet into a work building. They drive dangerously close and extremely recklessly; they put the general public in danger in pursuit of a photo (I and many people I know have gotten in car accidents in cabs/car-services because of paparazzi) and it seems that they can never get enough,” she wrote, adding that she typically tries to cooperate as much as possible with photographers.

“All this to say that it is not spoken about enough the mental/emotional toll that this kind of pressure has on people,” Hadid continued. “For someone to take a situation where I was trying to be open, and sue me for a photo I FOUND ON TWITTER (with no photographers name on the image), for a photo he has already been paid for by whatever outlet put it online (!!!), is absurd.”

The 23-year-old went on to express her sympathy for the fan accounts that have been similarly sued and, in many cases, forced to shut down their accounts. “Please know that if I could help more I would, and I think about you all the time,” she wrote. “To the paparazzi, I understand that this is how you make your living, and I respect that this is something I must accept with my job. But there is a line. We are human beings.”

Hadid’s post earned likes from fellow regularly photographed celebs like Kim Kardashian West, Taylor Swift, Chrissy Teigen, Blake Lively, Gisele Bündchen, and more. “We’re ‘public figures’ and it’s legal for them to invade our privacy. it’s pretty disappointing. we gotta change this,” Kylie Jenner commented, while Emily Ratajkowski added, “Yesss thank you.”

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This Is Probably Why Taylor Swift Wasn’t at Karlie Kloss’ Wedding

Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner tied the knot in upstate New York on Thursday (October 18), and one person noticeably absent from nuptials was Taylor Swift, Kloss’ longtime bestie. However, there isn’t trouble in friendship paradise: According to Swift’s Instagram Story, she’s in Perth, Australia for a stop on her Reputation tour, which totally explains why she wasn’t present to see Kushner and Kloss say, “I do.”

Now, unless Swift bought herself one of Elon Musk’s cross-continental rockets, which really don’t even exist yet, getting from New York to Australia in that small window of time would be physically impossible. After enjoying a very public friendship for many years, Swift and Kloss haven’t been seen together lately, leading some to speculate the two are no longer close.

Kloss did her best to squash those rumors in a recent episode of Vogue’s “73 Questions”, when she was asked if she and Swift are still tight. “Don’t worry, Taylor and I are still really good friends,” Kloss said. We’re inclined to believe her, especially since her wedding was seemingly an intimate affair. In fact, the only details that emerged from the proceedings came via an Instagram from Kloss herself.

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In it, she’s seen wearing a custom Dior gown, alongside her new husband. A source told People that “the wedding was intimate and moving,” and that “the couple was beaming with happiness.” According to the report, they plan on hosting a larger affair for friends and family in the spring. We’ll put our money on Swift being there, unless she’s once again busy doing that whole global-pop-star thing.

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Meghan Markle Just Gave Her First Pregnancy Update

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently on a royal tour of Australia, which has about a 10-hour time difference to their home in London. No one would blame them for still reeling from that change, especially given the fact that Markle is newly pregnant and the couple seemingly has one engagement after the next. On Friday (October 19), while she and Prince Harry spent time talking about mental health on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, Markle reportedly confirmed she has been up at odd hours this week—but she has a strategy for pushing through the exhaustion.

Charlotte Connell, a member of the OneWave surfing community that prioritizes mental health and well-being, told Sky News that she and Markle had discussed their concurrent pregnancies on the beach Friday. “Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag,” Connell said. “She said she was up at 4:30 a.m. this morning doing yoga in her room, as she couldn’t sleep.” Connell spoke further about Markle’s love of yoga to the Associated Press, reporting that the Duchess of Sussex told her “it’s so good for healing her mind.”

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The conversation took place while Prince Harry and Markle reportedly participated in OneWave’s weekly “anti-bad vibe circle,” during which they candidly discuss their mental health issues in between surfing and yoga sessions. For his part, Prince Harry spoke to the group about his own decision to seek counseling after the death of his mother. “Each and every one of us will experience poor mental health, it doesn’t discriminate,” he said, according to Sky News.

Markle, whose mom, Doria Ragland, is a yoga instructor in their home state of California, has previously opened up about her love of yoga, People reports. In a 2016 cover story for Canada’s Best Health magazine, Markle noted that she’d been practicing yoga for almost her entire life. “Yoga is my thing. My mom is a yoga instructor, and I started doing mommy-and-me yoga with her when I was 7. I was very resistant as a kid, but she said, ‘Flower, you will find your practice — just give it time,'” Markle said, adding, “In college, I started doing it more regularly.”

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This Dove Drugstore Beauty Product Replaced My Expensive French Perfume

I’ve never been into the idea of having a signature scent. Twenty seconds into trying on my first perfume (the classic, spicy Paloma Piccaso), I got bored and proceeded to add a few generous spritzes of Bath & Body Works Cucumber Melon. While this is an appalling scent combination I could never in good conscience recommend to anyone, it set the tone for the rest of my relationship with fragrance. I wear something different almost every day, flitting between bottles as often as my mood changes (aided largely by magazine testers, blogger swaps, and free samples from department stores). A signature scent that accurately reflects my inner emotional landscape and vision board at all times—this is something I cannot fathom.

Among the hundreds that I’ve sampled, there are a handful that stand out to me, and they’re all from an incredibly chic brand called Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Kurkdjian has been behind plenty of the bottles you probably already know, from brands like Jean Paul Gaultier, Elie Saab, and Burberry. And for his own line, he creates masterpieces that are incredibly evocative and beautiful, the kind of scent that will unfailingly make every day feel special. My personal poison is the $215 Grand Soir, a vanilla so well-rounded and robust that I can practically chew on it. There’s benzoin and rose honey in there, plus incense absolute, ylang ylang, cumin, atlas cedar, and sandalwood. It’s a golden blanket of spices and sweetness and warmth and just smells so expensive and cozy that I occasionally even spray it on my pajamas. It might not be the only one for me, but it’s the only one I couldn’t imagine giving up.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have to imagine it—because I got to experience saying a tearful goodbye to it firsthand. When I moved to Berlin from New York, I had to relinquish my precious bottle (along with most of my worldly possessions) at JFK, an incident I’m still trying my best to erase from my memory. Long story short, when I landed in Germany to start my new life, I also did it without the comforting presence of Grand Soir at my side.

For awhile, I convinced myself it was fine, that I would move on from missing an inanimate object and live my life like a normal person. But, it didn’t take long for me to start craving its radiance. Things just felt a little colder without it.

Knowing that I wouldn’t be able to find an exact dupe, I ventured into the aisles of my local dm-drogerie markt (Germany’s version of a CVS) with an open mind and a handful of change. The thing about vanilla is that it can be surprisingly hard to do well, and poorly formulated vanilla perfumes smell like a migraine-inducing mix between Funfetti household cleaner and plastic cupcake frosting. This is why I immediately decided against body sprays and moved on to the bath and body section. And there I found it: Dove Bodylotion Intensive Pflege (or “Dove Cream Oil Intensive Body Lotion” as it’s called in the US), for a mere 2.45€.

Please note that I am not suggesting this smells the same as Grand Soir; I would have bought out the entire drugstore if that were the case. But, many body lotions and shower gels have such mild scents that they almost melt into you, creating a smell that’s one part fragrance and one part clean skin. Although they’ll cost you far less than a mass market perfume, they can wind up smelling more expensive—and a whole lot subtler—if you find the right one.

And this Dove discovery, it’s perfect—a little sweet, comfortingly warm, kind of reminiscent of clean laundry, and not harshly sugary or shrill in any way. I use it right out of the shower, sometimes dabbing an extra layer over my pulse points, and feel instantly more cheerful. As an added bonus, it does a good job of deeply moisturizing with its oil-cream formula (because, you know, that’s what it’s actually supposed to do).

While I’ve been informed that the brand is phasing out its body lotions stateside (stock up while you still can!), its equally palatably priced Dove Shower Foam in Shea Butter and Warm Vanilla is also fantastic. When the airy lather rinses off, you’re left with the mildest hint of something sweet and soothing. It’s $6, you have to shower anyway, and you can start saving up for a bottle of Grand Soir this way. I know I am.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Grand Soir, $215, bergdorfgoodman.com; Dove Shower Foam in Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla, $6, target.com; Dove Cream Oil Intensive Body Lotion, $6, target.com

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