Royal family

The British royal family comprises Queen Elizabeth II and her close relations. There is no strict legal or formal definition of who is or is not a member of the British royal family. Those who at the time are entitled to the style His or Her Royal Highness (HRH), and any styled His or Her Majesty (HM), are normally considered members, including those so styled before the beginning of the current monarch's reign.
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  • Masala.com

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Is the Sussex couple Prioritizing Friends over Family?

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are probably one of the most discussed couples of the world right now. Although Prince Harry is (apparently) not the future king of England, fans within and outside Britain have always been a huge fan of this red-haired prince. Despite having a disturbed teenage, Prince Harry emerged to be the People's Prince just like his late mother Princess Diana. Be it, sneaking popcorns from a little girl in the stadium or winning the dare with Barrack Obama by convincing the Queen to be a part of it, Prince Harry has always been relatable for the common public. As a young man, he always wore his heart on the sleeve and was rumored to have his share of fun here and there. However,

  • 'Deeply upset' Queen to break royal rule to attend beloved housekeeper's funeral
    Daily Mirror

    'Deeply upset' Queen to break royal rule to attend beloved housekeeper's funeral

    A long-serving housekeeper deemed to be one of the Queen's most loyal aides has passed. The monarch is said to have been left "deeply upset" by the death of Annette Wilkin, who died suddenly after a short illness aged 72. Ms Wilkin had served Windsor Castle for 45 years and was so loved by the Queen that she was given one of her famous royal corgis. It is expected the Queen will break the royal rule keeping her from attending funeral services in order to honour her maid. The Queen, by long-standing royal tradition, rarely attends funerals - often only those of close personal friends and family members - with personal representatives sent to pay respects in many other instances. A royal insider

  • Harper's BAZAAR

    Meghan Markle & Prince Harry In "State of Sheer Delight" with Baby Archie

    Prince Harry is currently in Rome, Italy for the 2019 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, in aid of young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana. The Chairman of Sentebale, Johnny Hornby, opened up to People about Prince Harry's new role as a father. Harry welcomed his first baby with wife Meghan Markle on May 6, 2019. Prince Harry is adjusting to fatherhood very well, according to several people close to the royal. According to People, Johnny Hornby, the Chairman of Sentebale, opened up about Prince Harry's new role as a father during the 2019 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup. Hornby revealed, "You can tell what am incredible affinity he has for children." He continued, "He is a magnet for children.

  • Marie Claire

    Will Prince William and Kate Middleton Meet Donald Trump?

    Rumor has it, Trump is trying to arrange for them to hang out with Ivanka...

  • www.thetimes.co.uk

    St Andrews student 'raped at black-tie fashion show' abused online

    A university student allegedly gang-raped at the annual black-tie charity fashion show where Prince William once watched Catherine Middleton modelling has spoken of “humiliating” online harassment she has suffered since reporting the incident to police. The 23-year-old woman claims that she was dragged in and out of portable lavatories “like a deadweight” by several men who were contracted to work at the Don't Walk Fashion show in St Andrews in February last year. The event was not organised by the University of St Andrews, and did not take place on campus. The annual, invitation-only fundraiser is well known as the place where Ms Middleton caught the prince's attention as a model in 2002. The

  • Prince Harry Steps Out Solo for Polo Match in Rome
    Entertainment Tonight

    Prince Harry Steps Out Solo for Polo Match in Rome

    Fatherhood clearly agrees with Prince Harry.

  • PR Newswire

    Celebrate Queen Victoria's 200th Birthday with The London Pass from the Leisure Pass Group

    LONDON, May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Great Britain's most important monarchs, Queen Victoria – and visitors to London can explore her life and legacy with the popular London Pass (www.londonpass.com). With access to over 80 top attractions in the UK's capital city, The London Pass (www.londonpass.com) includes a range of sites with close connections to Victoria, allowing pass holders to learn more about the iconic monarch through several of the locations that shaped her life. Queen Victoria spent her childhood at Kensington Palace. As one of central London's royal residences, Kensington Palace has been a home to the royal family since the 17th century.

  • Check down the sofa: The '£1' British coin that's now worth £100,000
    The Independent

    Check down the sofa: The '£1' British coin that's now worth £100,000

    Britons may wish to undertake a thorough search of the back of their settees.An exceedingly rare 200-year-old coin has just been valued at £100,000 – and there may be more of them out there.The gold sovereign, which was minted in 1819 and given a nominal value of £1, has been put up for sale at the fixed price by the Royal Mint.It said the valuation reflected the fact there were only 3,574 of the George III coins ever minted, with only around 10 known to have survived. But others could still be in existence.It added that this particular sovereign, minted in the same year Queen Victoria was born, had been sourced and verified by its historic coin experts.It will be sold via ballot on 12 July and potential buyers must apply online before 28 June.Nicola Howell, director of consumer business at the Royal Mint, said: "We know there are people in the UK and beyond who value such treasures."Making the coin available to purchase for a fixed price is an incredible opportunity for those who want to own a piece of history."Before it is sold, the piece will go on display at the Royal Mint Experience visitor centre in Llantrisant, south Wales, from 10 June.

  • Widow takes cardboard cutout of dead husband on round-the-world trip
    The Independent

    Widow takes cardboard cutout of dead husband on round-the-world trip

    A widow is travelling the world with a cardboard cutout of her late husband to honour her promise they would make the trip together.Michelle Bourke, 58, ordered a life-size image of Paul Bourke – based on a photograph of their wedding day nearly 30 years ago – following his death from cancer aged 61 in 2016.She has already taken the print, which can be folded up to fit in her bag, to New York, Thailand, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and Stonehenge.For her next leg of the journey she is planning to use another cutout of Paul aged in his 50s.Ms Bourke, from Melbourne, Australia, said she came up with an idea following a conversation with her husband shortly before his death.“Paul asked ‘what are you going to do when I’m gone?’ she said. “I said: ‘I’m going to travel – I’ll pack a photo of you in my suitcase and take photos of us in all the different countries’.”Ms Bourke added: “Twelve months after Paul died I went on a tour with Cardboard Paul from LA to Las Vegas and San Francisco.“Then we flew to Houston and later visited Paris, London, Edinburgh, Wales, Dublin and Somerset.“Stonehenge was an amazing experience because I really wanted to go there.“It was silent but windy and I had to stop Paul from blowing away. I felt at home.“The Grand Canyon was spectacular – the energy there was lovely, peaceful and calm.“Paris was amazing because Paul and I always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower. When I saw it I cried, it was beautiful.“En route back to Australia I visited Singapore to relax.”Ms Bourke has two children with Paul – Sarah, 24, and Matthew, 26 – and is step-mum to sons Brendan, 36, and Garry, 38, from his previous marriage.They first became friends at work before developing a romantic relationship when their respective marriages broke down.“Paul was family oriented, my best friend and soulmate,” she said. “We were comfortable around each other and enjoyed going for breakfast every Sunday.“Paul was fun, quirky and had a weird sense of humour. He talked more than the average man and would follow me around the house telling the same stories over and over again.“He liked dad jokes around the dinner table and was easy-going.”In 2008 Mr Bourke was diagnosed with melanoma, a type of skin cancer which affects one in 14 men and one in 24 women in Australia, after he discovered a large rash on his neck.The truck driver went into remission but in 2010 a lump formed in his neck which turned out to be non-Hodgkin’s Lyphoma.Doctors said the diagnosis was unrelated to his earlier cancer and the tumour was removed. Mr Bourke underwent radiotherapy but was diagnosed with melanoma again in 2014 after it spread to his spine and brain.Following his death on 20 May 2016, Ms Bourke wrote a book about his final years titled Conversations With Paul.Her second book, Travelling With Cardboard Paul, will be released on Saturday and later this year she plans to return to the UK with a new version of her husband.“The Paul I’ve been travelling with is pictured on our wedding day aged 34 – but it’s falling to pieces,” said Ms Bourke, who works for a dementia charity.“I will be replacing my regular Cardboard Paul with a new one for the next trip.”SWNS

  • Trump off to see the Queen with family in tow
    Australian Financial Review

    Trump off to see the Queen with family in tow

    The Queen will host the event, giving a speech and sitting beside Mr Trump. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will also be in attendance. From the younger generation, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be present, given his position in direct line to the throne, but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not attend. Mr Trump's decision to include members of his wider family in the delegation will raise eyebrows, given some of them do not have official government positions. Ms Trump and Mr Kushner, aged 37 and 38, are both senior White House advisers. Both are often credited by insiders with having considerable sway on the US president's thinking. Donald Jr and Eric Trump, 41 and 35,

  • Daily Mail

    Navy commodore kicked off HMS Queen Elizabeth allowed wife use aircraft carrier's car

    The Navy captain who was kicked off HMS Queen Elizabeth was allegedly letting his wife use the aircraft carrier's car for the school run. Commodore Nick Cooke-Priest was removed from command of the Royal Navy's biggest ship after he was accused of treating the Ford Galaxy 'like his own'. The commodore, who is only the second person to captain the ship after inaugural skipper Commodore Jerry Kyd, was also said to have been reported by his own sailors. After news of his removal broke, it was revealed that Cdre Cooke-Priest was still in command as the ship sailed from Rosyth in Scotland to Portsmouth.  The Royal Navy then reversed the decision and flew the captain off the ship.  Cdre Cooke-Priest's

  • Prince Andrew arrives in Halifax for brief, private working visit
    BayToday.ca

    Prince Andrew arrives in Halifax for brief, private working visit

    HALIFAX — Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, arrived in Halifax on Thursday for a brief, low-key visit. As the colonel-in-chief of the Princess Louise Fusiliers, a Halifax-based reserve unit, Andrew took part in a military ceremony outside Government House, the official residence of Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc. The formal honours included a royal salute and inspection of the guard of honour. Provincial officials say Andrew's "private working visit" is aimed at commemorating the 150th anniversary of the infantry regiment's creation. Andrew took part in similar ceremonies in Halifax in 2007 and 2009. The regiment traces its roots to 1749 when British Gen. Edward Cornwallis, the founder of Halifax

  • Queen Elizabeth II, 93, Discovers the Wonder of Self-Checkout
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    Queen Elizabeth II, 93, Discovers the Wonder of Self-Checkout

    The 93-year-old experienced a few revelations at the grocery store recently.

  • The sweet way Kate Middleton paid tribute to Princess Diana in her garden
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    The sweet way Kate Middleton paid tribute to Princess Diana in her garden

    By now, you've hopefully seen the sweet new pictures of the Cambridge family,shared by Kensington Palace on Monday, May 20th