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Taylor Swift thanks Ed Sheeran as she bags her first Brit

Taylor Swift has been awarded International Female Solo Artist at tonight's Brit Awards - her first ever Brit.

"This is my first Brit Award ... I'm so happy," she beamed, before thanking Ed Sheeran for taking her "to the pub".

Shortly after Ant and Dec joked about Kanye West managing to stay firmly in his seat this time.


Hugs and kisses as Taylor Swift arrives at the Brits

Taylor Swift arrived on the Brit Awards red carpet to hugs and kisses from adoring fans.

Swift is fresh from winning Elle's coveted Woman of the Year award.


Taylor Swift cancels Thailand gig

US pop star Taylor Swift has cancelled her upcoming gig in Thailand because of the military coup in the country.

The concert in Bangkok would have been on the night of June 9, but the country is under a night-time curfew.

William chats with pop stars at charity gala

Prince William enjoyed the company of stars Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift during a charity gala in Kensington Palace.

Prince William chats to pop star Taylor Swift. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The trio were the main attractions at the Winter Whites Gala in Kensington Palace to support homeless charity Centrepoint.

William met Bon Jovi and Swift at the State Apartments before hitting the red carpet.

Other guests included Benedict Cumberbatch, James Blunt and Tinie Tempah.

William meets Jon Bon Jovi and his family. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge stopped to acknowledge one of the men who was helping to create fake snow as the guests arrived.

William at the gala Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Gerry Glynn, who was blowing the soap and water mix over guests, said he was shocked the prince stopped to speak to him.

"He was very impressed with the snow," Mr Glynn laughed.

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