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  • Kate Middleton and Prince William: Royal baby boom set to 'bump' UK …
    Kate Middleton and Prince William: Royal baby boom set to 'bump' UK … Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting the birth of their second child any day now. The birth of a brother or sister for Prince George will of course delight the royal family and the nation but the safe arrival of the new baby will also boost to the UK economy. "A royal birth is certainly going to have a positive effect on the UK economy," said Michael Ingram, economist at BGC Partners in London's financial district of Canary Wharf. "At the time of the birth of Prince George two years ago, the Centre for Retail Research estimated that that birth would give us something like a £243m boost to the UK economy. More »

  • Pippa slammed for eating whale meat
    Pippa slammed for eating whale meat Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge's sister, Pippa Middleton, has been criticised by an animal welfare group for admitting to eating whale meat. More »

  • Kate's killer heels: The Duchess of Cambridge's maternity style impresses …
    Kate's killer heels: The Duchess of Cambridge's maternity style impresses … Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge is one of the most photographed women in the world with all eyes on what she's wearing and being over eight months pregnant hasn't put a dent in her sense of style. Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting their second child towards the end of April and Kate's been quite daring in her maternity wear this time round. In October last year Kate showed off plenty of leg in a Jenny Packham baby blue gown. More »

  • Parking Notice Gives Clue To Kate's Due Date
    Parking Notice Gives Clue To Kate's Due Date Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Parking restrictions have been put in place near the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth to her second child. The restrictions, detailed on yellow signs outside the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, will run until 30 April, suggesting the Duchess will give birth by this date at the latest. There is speculation that the baby, which will be fourth in line to the throne, could arrive on the Queen's birthday on 21 April, or William and Kate's fourth wedding anniversary on 29 April. She and Prince William chose the Lindo Wing as the place to have their first child, following in the footsteps of Diana, Princess of Wales, who gave birth to both her sons there. More »

  • William and Kate await new arrival
    William and Kate await new arrival Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are counting down the days to the arrival of their second child, with the royal baby due before the end of the month. More »

  • Aintree record for great Corinthian Waley - Cohen
    Aintree record for great Corinthian Waley - Cohen Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    By Ian Chadband LIVERPOOL, April 10 - Sam Waley-Cohen, one of the great Corinthians of modern sport, made history on Friday by becoming the most successful rider in the modern era over Aintree's famous and formidable Grand National obstacles. The amateur jockey, a well-connected friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who rides only as a family sideline, won the Topham Chase on his father Robert's horse, 10-1 shot Rajdhani Express, for an unprecedented sixth victory over the spruce fences. Though he has never won the National, the businessman, who has become an extraordinarily accomplished part-timer having won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and King George VI Chase, boasts a remarkable record in races run over the big race's obstacles. Riding the Nicky Henderson-trained eight-year-old Rajdhani Express, Waley-Cohen produced another faultless run while behind him chaos prevailed with 20 of the 30 runners failing to finish. More »

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William: New royal baby faces tricky life as 'spare …
    Kate Middleton and Prince William: New royal baby faces tricky life as 'spare … Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    The newest member of Britain's royal family, due to make an entrance later this month when Prince William's wife Kate gives birth to the couple's second baby, will be taking on one of its toughest roles – life as "spare to the heir". Some 21 months after the birth of Prince George to a global fanfare which made him one of the most famous babies in the world, the hugely popular royal couple are due to celebrate the arrival of a younger brother or sister in the next few weeks. George, born 21 months ago is expected one day to be monarch following in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth, his grandfather Prince Charles, and his father. "I think the difficulty is just that one thing - that you never quite know if you're going to be called upon to become king, or instead have what you if you're being really cynical could say a relatively pointless life," royal historian Hugo Vickers told Reuters. More »

  • Britain's royal super-fan eagerly awaits birth of Will and Kate's new …
    Britain's royal super-fan eagerly awaits birth of Will and Kate's new … Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Margaret Tyler is amongst Britain's most ardent royal fans and she can't wait for the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new baby. On a quiet suburban street in northwest London her house dramatically sticks out. More »

  • Royals express gratitude for well wishes ahead of birth Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Boy or Girl? Even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are professing they will be as surprised as the rest of us. More »

  • Royals thank public for baby wishes
    Royals thank public for baby wishes Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked the public for their "warm wishes" ahead of the birth of their second child - but they still do not know if it will be a boy or girl. More »

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton face privacy struggle with growing family
    Prince William and Kate Middleton face privacy struggle with growing family Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - who are considered celebrities as much as royals - face an almost unparalleled level of media scrutiny with global interest in the couple unsated by their regular royal engagements. William is known to value his privacy, and he and his wife Kate hope to give their young son George and his sibling - due at the end of April - a "normal" life and shield them from media intrusion. William's relationship with the press has been shaped by what happened to his mother Princess Diana, said royal historian Hugo Vickers. "I think Prince William has a great number of reasons for disliking the media in general, most particularly when you think what they did to his mother, the Princess of Wales, and I think he's always had, and I completely understand that, you know, a very strong awareness of what they are capable of doing," he said. More »

  • Kate Performs Final Pre-Baby Duties In London
    Kate Performs Final Pre-Baby Duties In London Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge has been attending her final public engagements before going on maternity leave. Like most mums-to-be, Kate is taking a break before her second child arrives in April, and for a Duchess that means time away from her royal duties. Joined by Prince William she has visited youth projects in south London, reflecting their interest in work to help disadvantaged young people. The first stop of the day was the Stephen Lawrence centre in Deptford, where Stephen's mother Baroness Doreen Lawrence gave them a tour of the building. More »

  • Kate: End child mental health taboo
    Kate: End child mental health taboo Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge has urged parents, teachers and healthcare workers to give child mental health the "focus it requires". More »

  • £5 coin to commemorate royal baby
    £5 coin to commemorate royal baby Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    A £5 coin will be issued to celebrate the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child. More »

  • Downton fridge caused royal stink
    Downton fridge caused royal stink Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Downton Abbey star Sophie McShera has revealed the period drama's new fridge could have thrown a spanner in the works during the Duchess of Cambridge's visit. More »

  • Charles Gladdened By Obama's Royal Thumbs-Up
    Charles Gladdened By Obama's Royal Thumbs-Up Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    President Barack Obama had some reassuring news for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall as he welcomed them to the White House. During a chat in the Oval Office, Mr Obama told Charles that Americans are "quite fond" of the British royal family and much prefer them to US politicians. The two men last met almost four years ago when Charles flew to America a few days after the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince Charles and Mr Obama could be heard chatting on Thursday about Mount Vernon - the home of America's first president, George Washington, which the royals visited a day earlier. More »

  • Kate baby due 'mid-to-end' April
    Kate baby due 'mid-to-end' April Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge told families and volunteers at a children's centre for struggling parents today that she is expecting her second child to arrive by the "mid-to-end" of April. More »

  • Kate Middleton presents St Patrick's Day shamrocks to Irish Guards
    Kate Middleton presents St Patrick's Day shamrocks to Irish Guards Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, presented members of the Irish Guards with traditional sprigs of shamrock on 17 March as part of the St Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks. Pregnant Middleton was joined by her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, who attended the Parade as Colonel of the Regiment. Pinned to her coat was the gold shamrock brooch which was originally presented by the Irish Guards to the Queen Mother, who traditionally led the ceremony during her life. The presentation of the sprig follows a century-old tradition inaugurated by Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII, after the Irish Guards' service in the Boer War. More »

  • Kate shrugs off shamrock slip-up
    Kate shrugs off shamrock slip-up Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    The shamrock is a symbol of the lucky Irish - but the Duchess of Cambridge had a spot of bother when she struggled to pin the sprig to an army mascot dog. More »

  • Service Marks End Of Afghanistan Conflict
    Service Marks End Of Afghanistan Conflict Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The Queen has led the nation in paying tribute to those who served in Afghanistan over the last 13 years. Veterans of the campaign as well as next of kin of the 453 service personnel killed in the war attended the special service at St Paul's Cathedral in London. They were joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who himself served two tours in Afghanistan. Prime Minister David Cameron, other political figures and members of the military were also at the service. More »

  • Royal family attend service of commemoration for British troops who served in …
    Royal family attend service of commemoration for British troops who served in … Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The Queen and members of the royal family, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, joined army top brass and relatives of British soldiers who died in Afghanistan at a commemoration service at St Paul's Cathedral in London, marking the end of 13 years of British military operations in the country. Also present was the Queen's grandson Prince Harry, who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. During the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual head of the Church of England, blessed a cross made of shell casings that previously adorned a memorial wall at Camp Bastion, the main hub of the British military in Afghanistan. More »

  • The Duchess of Cambridge visits Downton Abbey set
    The Duchess of Cambridge visits Downton Abbey set Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Kate, a fan of the ITV show, has visited the set of the period drama. More »

  • Duchess at Downton: Kate Middleton jokes with Mrs Patmore and Daisy over their …
    Duchess at Downton: Kate Middleton jokes with Mrs Patmore and Daisy over their … Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Eight months pregnant Kate Middleton lent some royal glamour to the set of British TV series Downton Abbey during a visit to Ealing Studios in west London on 12 March. The Duchess of Cambridge met with cast and crew and was clearly enjoying herself chatting and joking as she was shown around the various sets and backstage departments. Visiting the kitchen set, where she was greeted by actresses Lesley Nicol and Sophie McShera who play Mrs Patmore the cook and Daisy the kitchen maid, Middleton joked with them about their cooking skills and how they must have had to learn how to beat eggs and roll pastry to play their parts. Middleton would not be drawn on who her favourite character of the series is when asked by actor Hugh Bonneville, who plays the Earl of Grantham, saying she had to be diplomatic. More »

  • Royal Kate sees life below the stairs on 'Downton Abbey' set
    Royal Kate sees life below the stairs on 'Downton Abbey' set Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — "Downton Abbey" welcomed a royal visitor Thursday — and the TV show's creator told the Duchess of Cambridge she's partly responsible for its global success. More »

  • Kate's glimpse of life downstairs
    Kate's glimpse of life downstairs Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The world-wide success of Downton Abbey is all thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge - the show's creator has revealed. More »

  • Heavily pregnant Kate Middleton is spot-on in Margate
    Heavily pregnant Kate Middleton is spot-on in Margate Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge visited the seaside town of Margate to have a guided tour around the Turner Contemporary art gallery. Kate was shown around the Self: Image and Identity exhibition, which included modern pieces as well as the last self-portrait by Flemish artist Sir Anthony van Dyck. Her Royal Highness toured the gallery and met artists whose works are in the exhibition. Wearing an eye-catching animal spot print dress, Kate was also shown the Self-Portrait as a Drowned Man by Jeremy Millar, a sculpture of a dead man lying on the floor of the exhibit. More »

  • Kate soaks up seaside art scene
    Kate soaks up seaside art scene Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge soaked up a seaside resort's burgeoning art scene during a visit to a gallery inspired by master British landscape artist JMW Turner. More »

  • Downton Abbey cast excited over royal visit
    Downton Abbey cast excited over royal visit Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Star Hugh Bonneville reckons preparations are under way for welcoming the Duchess of Cambridge. More »

  • Kate's royal appointment at Downton Abbey
    Kate's royal appointment at Downton Abbey Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    The ITV period drama is to play host to a special visitor, when the Duchess of Cambridge drops in. More »

  • Kate to visit Downton Abbey set
    Kate to visit Downton Abbey set Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge is to visit the set of award-winning TV series Downton Abbey. More »

  • Australian radio station may face penalties for royal hoax Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's highest court on Wednesday cleared the way for a radio station to face penalties over a 2012 prank call to a London hospital that was caring for the Duchess of Cambridge. A nurse who transferred the call committed suicide after the broadcast. More »

  • Oz Royal Phone Prank Station Broke The Law
    Oz Royal Phone Prank Station Broke The Law Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The radio station that allowed two DJs to make a hoax call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge for morning sickness broke the law, Australia's High Court has ruled. Mel Greig and Michael Christian telephoned the King Edward VII hospital on Sydney's 2Day FM in 2012, posing as the Queen and Prince Charles and asked after the Duchess's health. The woman who took the call, Jacintha Saldanha, believed the pair were who they said they were and transferred them to a nurse who gave details of Kate's condition. Mrs Saldanha was found dead days later. More »

  • Australian court backs finding radio royal prank call broke law
    Australian court backs finding radio royal prank call broke law Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Australia's High Court on Wednesday backed the broadcasting watchdog's finding that an Australian radio station broke the law with a prank call to a British hospital taking care of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, paving the way for penalties. Two presenters at Sydney's 2Day FM called the London hospital in December 2012, pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. On Wednesday, the High Court in Canberra ruled in favor of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), overturning a ruling by the lower Federal Court. The High Court said ACMA did have the power to determine the station had committed a criminal offence, as a preliminary to taking enforcement action under the Broadcasting Services Act. More »

  • Royal prank station 'broke law'
    Royal prank station 'broke law' Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The radio station that broadcast a hoax call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge during her first pregnancy broke the law, Australia's High Court has ruled. More »

  • Kate hailed as 'a natural Stokie'
    Kate hailed as 'a natural Stokie' Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge has been praised as "a natural Stokie" after mucking in during a visit to the Potteries in aid of children's hospices. More »