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Mario Kart Tour Kicks Off Its Los Angeles Tour With Some Baseball Style

Mario Kart Tour is in the middle of its Summertime Celebration, and has kicked off its Los Angeles Tour which will run until 27th/28th July. It doesn’t offer an all-new track but rather ‘a new route on Los Angeles Laps’; there’s also a new kart and outfit to get after.

As you can see below there’s the ‘Pinch Hitter kart’ which looks like the baseball hat table from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, albeit on wheels.

Mario can also get a helmet and a baseball uniform that’s seemingly designed to be as non-committal as possible – the pinstripe design and colours don’t quite match any current MLB uniform to avoid all those ‘Mario is an X fan, booooo’ comments. Well played, Nintendo.

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Baseball loyalties aside, let us know if you’re planning to jump into Mario Kart Tour over the next two weeks!

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Princess Diana statue outfit represents her ‘confidence in final years’ -style in pictures

Today marks what would have been Diana’s 60th birthday, with tributes being paid around the world to the late Princess. The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex have unveiled a statue to honour their late mother at the Sunken Garden, in Kensington Palace.

However, during her last years when she was very involved with charity projects, her new looks became more casual and she opted for more low cut dresses.

For Diana’s statue, this has been indeed the chosen style, in order to represent the final period of her life.

In the bronze statue, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, we see Princess Diana in a midi dress featuring long sleeves and a belt.

“The portrait and style of dress was based on the final period of her life as she gained confidence in her role as an ambassador for humanitarian causes and aims to convey her character and compassion,” an official statement said.

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Diana is shown standing alongside three children chosen to represent the “universality and generational impact” of her work.

Kensington Palace explained that it aims to “reflect the warmth, elegance and energy of Diana”.

While Diana was known for wearing elegant outfits during the 80s and 90s, designer Rank-Broadley opted for something more classic for the statue.

And that is because, during her last years, which is the period the designer chose to recreate, the Princess used to wear smart-casual outfits.

In a joint tribute, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex said: “Today, on what would have been our mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better.

“Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.

“Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive.”

Author: ANDREA BLAZQUEZ
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Life and Style
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‘She always gets it right’: Secret to Kate’s ‘effortlessly chic’ summer style

Kate Middleton is known for having an “effortlessly chic” style and always looking flawless, especially in the summertime, when she usually opts for colourful dresses. A fashion expert has shared the best tips to recreate her most iconic summer looks with the most affordable options.

She explained that Kate “usually wears midi flowy dresses which are very easy to wear no matter your body shape.

“Don’t be intimidated by Kate’s lean figure. We can all find midi summer dresses that suit our body shape.”

Midi dresses are definitely your best ally, but which one would Kate choose?

The fashion expert shared some tips: “Avoid loud prints and bold colours.

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“Kate’s is more sophisticated and elegant, and she wears ditsy prints or monochrome dresses, usually pastels or neutrals.

“Choose more flowy silhouettes.

“In order to achieve Kate’s sophisticated style, you should go for flowy summer dresses or well-tailored dresses if you want to go smarter.”

To finish your summer look, the fashion expert recommended going for chic but minimal accessories.

“Elegant accessories are key. The Duchess of Cambridge always chooses accessories that compliment her clothes rather than stand out.

“Chic necklaces and pumps in neutral colours will add more styling points to your look.

“Basically, Kate’s summer style is effortlessly chic. Feminine and elegant and without being loud and bold,” said the expert.

But how can fans recreate her most stylish summer looks?

The fashionista shared some affordable but similar alternatives from brands Nobodyschild, Reserved, Next and Mango that assured would be the Duchess’ picks for this summer.

One of her most popular dresses this year was the blue gown she wore during a wedding anniversary photoshoot with the Duke of Cambridge.

The dress by Ghost, which she previously wore during a visit to Pakistan in 2019, is now sold out.

A very similar version can be found in &OtherStories for £68.

The Duchess of Cambridge is well known for wearing high street brands, especially when it comes to summer wardrobe items.

Some of her go-to places are LK Bennett, Zara, H&M, Olivia Bonas and Mango, where people can find her most affordable pieces.

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Amanda Holden, 50, wows in Spice Girls style TINY Union Jack dress ahead of Eurovision

The exciting role has previously been hosted by stars like Nigella Lawson, Mel Giedroyc, Richard Osman, Alex Jones and Cheryl Baker.

Speaking about this, Amanda told the BBC: “What an honour to announce the UK’s votes this year.

“I’m utterly thrilled. It’s an ambition ticked after 45 years of watching it!

She then mused: “Now, what to wear…”

If this look is anything to go by, it seems like Amanda could make a statement on screens tonight.

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US holidays could resume from 'early June' in 'travel corridor' style agreement

Holidays to the US have been on hold for more than a year amid coronavirus restrictions. While Britons are currently still banned from entering the US unless for a specific set of essential reasons, travel experts are predicting this could soon change.
In fact, according to Simon Calder, UK travellers could be welcomed back to the US by “early June”.

The move is expected to come in tandem with President Joe Biden’s visit to the G7 summit in Cornwall.

Speaking on a Travel Radio Q&A session alongside Paul Charles, Calder shared his prediction.

“Let’s talk about America specifically because I sense that come early June when Joe Biden turns up in the UK for his visit to the G7 summit which is being held in Carbis Bay in Cornwall that he is going to want to bring a gift of some sort and that may be the gift of travel,” said the travel expert.

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According to Bloomberg, in the US, 263 million doses have been given so far. In the last week, an average of 2.2 million doses per day were administered.

Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has said that vaccinating 70 percent to 85 percent of the U.S. population would enable a return to normalcy.

In the UK, as of May 11, the NHS reports having administered 44,951,908 cumulative doses.

Though the vaccine rollout is proving positive, at the time of writing the US remains on the UK’s “amber list”.

Arrivals from “amber” countries also have the option of shortening their quarantine by opting into the Government’s “Test to Release” scheme.

Gov.uk explains travellers must opt into the scheme and book their test before their journey to the UK.

Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps confirmed last week that the Government will review the “traffic light” lists “every three weeks”.

Speaking at a Downing Street address to the nation he said: “I regret that favourite summer destinations like France, Spain and Greece are not yet included but every three weeks from reopening we will be reviewing the countries to see how and where we can expand the green list. This is just a first step.”

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Dashing Prince Philip – how the deceased Duke of Edinburgh was a style icon

A member of the aristocracy in his own right, a Greek prince in exile before he married the Queen, the military played a huge part in Philip’s life.
Serving in the Royal Navy, he wore his uniform to marry then Princess Elizabeth, and later by her side when she was crowned Queen age just 27.

Since, he has taken on the role of a statesman with aplomb.

One of the last surviving people in Britain to have served in the Second World War, he turned his sense of duty to public life, finally retiring at 96.

Always, the royal was impeccably turned out.

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Whether at the polo, in Africa, or Scotland, he was always dressed in the appropriate wear.

A spectacularly well-cut jacket and a sporting tie, along with a pair of Wayfairer-style glasses was a uniform for the royal.

He often wore a jaunty trilby hat, especially to observe his favorite sports including, of course, polo.

Philip was a fan of a double-breasted suit jacket, worn with a discrete, light-coloured pocket square and a sharp tie.

Of course, as the Duke of Edinburgh, he was seen in the traditional kilt and long socks.

In colder weather, the Duke was often wrapped in a British of staple and style, the trench coat.

Whether to church or to a Remembrance Day service, the importance of the military to his life was never far from his wardrobe.

The Duke has passed his love of sharp style to his son Prince Charles, 72.

Charles, who has often been placed on best-dressed lists, is also a fan of a well-made suit.

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The Beatles: John Lennon ‘collapsed laughing’ over band's iconic style

In 1961 The Beatles were still finding their feet in terms of style and music. At the time the band was made up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. They were joined by the band’s original drummer Pete Best and former guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe. After finding moderate success in 1960, the Fab Six were hired in a residency slot at The Top Ten Club in Hamburg, Germany, where they played nightly for more than 90 days.
During this time The Beatles met photographer Astrid Kirchherr, who went on to get engaged to Sutcliffe.

Astrid hung out with the band constantly and helped them develop their style over the years while taking candid photos of them during their everyday lives.

Speaking about the musicians’ style in Anthology, Astrid said: “The Beatles were dressed like teddy boys, with these very, very pointed shoes which we in Hamburg had never seen before.

“We were fascinated with those, just like they were with our things. And their very tight trousers and little tiny grey jackets. They didn’t have many clothes, of course. And their hair was combed back with sideboards.”

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John is said to have “collapsed laughing” when he first saw Stuart’s new hairstyle, condemning it as the most ridiculous thing he had ever seen.

Just days later, George asked Astrid to cut his hair in the same style, leaving John and Paul with their greased hair.

Shortly thereafter, the band took a trip to Paris, France, to visit their friend and photographer Jürgen Vollmer.

Before they set out John and Paul finally agreed to receive a trim, uniting all of The Beatles’ members under the same haircut.

Months later, on April 10, 1962, Stuart died of a cerebral brain haemorrhage aged just 21-years-old.

Astrid broke the news to the rest of the band when they arrived at Hamburg airport after returning to Liverpool, UK, for some time.

They were all devastated. Astrid penned a letter to her mother explaining how upset John was over the news.

It read: “Oh, Mum, [John] is in a terrible mood now, he just can’t believe that darling Stuart never comes back. [He’s] just crying his eyes out … John is marvellous to me, he says that he knows Stuart so much and he loves him so much that he can understand me.”

The Beatles later dismissed Pete from his role as drummer, in favour of Ringo Starr, but never replaced Stuart.

Meghan Markle's 'modern' style is 'very different' from 'classic' Kate Middleton

She said: “If you think about royal style, it’s very singular in its power and purpose. There are very few people who what they wear gets so much attention.

“This started back with Kate a decade ago when she married Will and it took all of the interest which started with Diana and it added a shopping element to it.

“There are people who can identify, not just the dress, but the earrings, the shows and the hats…

“Kate did this beautifully as she was relatable. She shopped off the rack, she bought pieces you could buy.

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“Suddenly if you saw Kate in a dress, you could buy and wear, there lies some affection and Kate has continued this for the last decade.

“Meghan knew it very well when she entered the Royal Family. She knew how to dress to send a message and she picked her brands very carefully.”

The expert suggested both royals are mindful when picking brands as they know how the demand is likely to grow for the retailer.

While the outfits worn by Kate and Meghan have a similar effect on royal fans, Elizabeth suggested the Duchesses have different styles.

“Here is Meghan, a modern woman and accomplished actress entering into the conversation, including the royal style conversation, and doing things different, doing things her way.

“That was tremendously exciting and I think a lot of people started to pay attention to the Royal Family because they saw something that interested them in Meghan.”

She added the attention around Kate and Meghan’s style is unlikely to change regardless of their royal roles.

Elizabeth concluded: “I don’t know if the Oprah special changes any of that. There are Kate fans who will forever shop what Kate wears and Meghan fans who will forever shop what Meghan wears.”

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

‘Khabib’s a big inspiration’: Aljamain Sterling says he plans on harnessing Khabib’s dominant style to dethrone Petr Yan (VIDEO)

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UFC title challenger Aljamain Sterling says that he will look to implement his own version of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s suffocating grappling style when he attempts to prize the 135lbs world title from Petr Yan’s grasp at UFC 259.

After a run of seven wins in his last eight, New York’s Sterling finally gets his opportunity at UFC gold in less than a week’s time where he will be tasked with quashing bantamweight champion Yan’s impressive winning streak, and realizing his own championship aspirations in the process.

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Few could deny Sterling – a 14-fight UFC veteran – the opportunity but the man he faces inside the cage in Las Vegas next weekend appears to have all but dismissed the American’s chances.

Yan, whose sole career defeat came in 2016, has engaged in a social media back-and-forth with Sterling in which he has, among several other forecasts, predicted that he will finish the fight inside the distance.

As far as Yan is concerned though, these are just empty promises.

I think he’s just trying to intimidate everybody,” Sterling told RT Sport of the man he faces at UFC 259. “I always find it weird when fighters try to intimidate fighters. We fight for a living, so you’re doing all those antics outside the cage, I don’t really get it. Unless you’re actually going to swing for the person, it becomes a whole different game, then it’s defend at all costs.”

As the well-worn cliche dictates, the time for talking is almost at an end and Sterling says that he is under no illusions as to the task which awaits him in the Nevada desert.

He’s tough, he’s got serious skills, he hits hard, he’s a tough dude, he’s been around for a while now, he’s had a bunch of fights, he’s had some boxing fights,” Sterling said. “I’m just excited to get in there with him and see who the best guy is.

I always have to find my place of intensity,” he says of his own approach to the fight. “I used to compete like that, just angry all the time. But now I compete more, it’s still intense, but not with the same amount of anger… it’s a little bit more controlled anger, more controlled chaos.

If there is one other fighter whose style could be similarly described, that might well be Khabib Nurmagomedov. The (still reigning) UFC lightweight champion is about as oppressive a grappler as mixed martial arts has ever seen and Sterling, whose own style is predicated on a similar foundation, says that Yan’s compatriot has been an inspiration to him.

Oh yeah, I look up to Khabib,” he said. “Khabib’s a big inspiration to my style and helping me understand that, yeah, a fight can be on the feet, but when you’re good at something, stick to what you’re good at.

I look at Khabib, and that style is relentless pressure, it’s really hard to stop a guy like that. Wrestling is a grinding mentality. If you don’t know how to deal with that grind, it can wear on you, it’s uncomfortable and it keeps you guessing and it dictates the pace of the fight and the tempo.

If he’s not putting you away, eventually you’re going to grab that guy down. Especially if you’re a good grappler, like Khabib or myself. I pride myself on that.”

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But whatever the method he employs to get there, Sterling says the destination will be the same – and it involves him lifting UFC gold aloft inside the Octagon late next Saturday night. While the irony of taking a leaf from Khabib’s book to help defeat the UFC’s other Russian champion would be significant, he plans on taking whichever route to victory presents itself first.

I’m not looking to get any style points,” he explained. “I corner him, he throws something, leaves himself open, allows me to get inside for an attack, I drag him down, he defends it, that’s fine, drag him down again, get on his back and end the fight.”