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Fashion

Kate Middleton’s wedding dress has helped raise a massive £10 million in admission ticket sales as a record number of visitors paid to see it at Buckingham Palace.

A total of 626,678 people paid to see the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, tiara, earrings and shoes at Buckingham Palace during the 73-day summer opening, a 52 per cent increase in visitors over the previous year, according to The Telegraph.

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Lifestyle

A rare pink diamond has been sold for $17.4 million at auction, after just six minutes of bidding, in Hong Kong.

Auction house Christie’s stated the diamond – the biggest of its kind ever to be sold – was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder, according to the BBC.

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Dining

A whisky created to mark British Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee has gone on sale in Singapore for S$250,000 a bottle.

Only 60 bottles of Diamond Jubilee whisky were made by the Johnnie Walker unit of Diageo PLC from a blend of whiskies distilled in 1952, The Telegraph reported.

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The world’s largest gold coin has been unveiled at Australia’s Perth Mint to mark to opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the Western Australia capital.

The coin weighs over a tonne and is worth a whopping A$53.5 million.

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The world’s largest distiller, Diageo, has announced it will sell 60 decanters of limited-edition Scotch whisky to commemorate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in 2012 – at £100,000 each.

According to Diageo, the “Diamond Jubilee Blended Scotch Whisky by John Walker & Sons” is a blend of whiskies distilled in 1952, partially aged in a cask made from oak trees grown at Sandringham in the UK.

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