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  • Candid shots from Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding reception up for …
    Candid shots from Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding reception up for … Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    A collection of 14 original photographs at the wedding reception of Princess Diana and Prince Charles held at the Buckingham Palace on 29 July, 1981 following their wedding ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral is now up for sale in the US. The collection is from an assistant to English photographer Patrick Lichfield, the Queen's first cousin once removed, who was the only photographer allowed to take informal pictures of the royal family and their guests when they returned to Buckingham Palace, according to the BBC. More »

  • Candid photos of royal wedding reception up for auction Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A dozen candid and unpublished photos of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding reception are the featured items at a Boston-area auction scheduled for next month. More »

  • Kids Company: Who is embattled charity leader Camila Batmanghelidjh?
    Kids Company: Who is embattled charity leader Camila Batmanghelidjh? Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has been on the offensive in the wake of the closure of the charity this week, accusing the media and politicians of using the organisation as a political football over allegations of financial mismanagement and the failure to investigate a sexual assault. It has been a spectacular fall from grace for both Kids Company and Batmanghelidjh, once lauded by David Cameron, Prince Charles and a host of celebrities that donated millions of pounds to the charity that she founded 19 years ago and which shut its doors on Tuesday (4 August). Batmanghelidjh is a visible figure whose personality has always been part of the Kids Company legend. More »

  • Charles Gets The Grandkids Into Gardening
    Charles Gets The Grandkids Into Gardening Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    This summer, visitors to Highgrove, Prince Charles's Gloucestershire home, will hear stories of how the toddler has been enjoying the enormous gardens with his grandad, who appears to be turning it into a playground for his grandchildren. During a visit this week guides explained that Prince George and Prince Charles recently had a tea party in the grounds, with plastic cups rather than precious royal porcelain. In a quiet corner of a wild flower meadow there is also a shepherd's hut that Charles was given to mark George's first birthday, which the little boy has already enjoyed playing in. More »

  • Two Killed By Lightning Strikes On Mountains
    Two Killed By Lightning Strikes On Mountains Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Two people have died after being struck by lightning while they were on mountains in the Brecon Beacons. Two of them, including a man in his 50s, were taken by helicopter to the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil in a critical condition. In an earlier statement, the Welsh Ambulance Service said three people had been taken to hospital after being hit by lightning while walking together. More »

  • Duchess bags Murray souvenir Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Every fan visiting Wimbledon hopes to be lucky enough to walk out of the All England Club with more than just a memory of watching a tennis hero -- and Britain's royal family is no different. The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles's wife, opted to shun her usual place in the Centre Court's Royal Box on Thursday to watch Andy Murray play his second-round match on Court One alongside Wimbledon chairman Philip Brook. When she stood up to give the British number one a standing ovation for his command performance against Robin Haase, little did she know that seconds later she would be the proud owner of a sweaty Murray wristband. More »

  • Royal approval as Duchess pockets Murray sweatband
    Royal approval as Duchess pockets Murray sweatband Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Some devour strawberries and cream, others splash out on a Pimm's or an official towel, but Prince Charles' wife Camilla went home from Wimbledon on Thursday with an Andy Murray sweatband. More »

  • Prince Charles overseas trips cost Britain almost £1m: accounts
    Prince Charles overseas trips cost Britain almost £1m: accounts Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Official trips by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla cost the British public almost £1 million last year but total net royal funding remained constant, official accounts revealed Wednesday. More »

  • Prince Charles unveils Waterloo memorial for bicentenary
    Prince Charles unveils Waterloo memorial for bicentenary Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles on Wednesday unveiled a memorial to the soldiers who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, kicking off days of commemorative events to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle. More »

  • Prince George gives Kate the runaround at polo match
    Prince George gives Kate the runaround at polo match Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    All eyes were on Prince George again, as he got busy exploring during a family outing to the polo. The one-year-old, who just a day earlier took centre stage on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony, watched his father Prince William, uncle Prince Harry and grandfather Prince Charles at the Festival of Polo at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire. While his mother Kate did her best to keep him from invading the polo pitch, it wasn't long before the excitable toddler was running down a hill to join in the fun. More »

  • Prince Charles letters show health service concerns
    Prince Charles letters show health service concerns Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Newly published letters written by Prince Charles have revealed his concerns over poor food in hospitals, affordable rural housing and alternative medicine. More »

  • New Batch Of Prince Charles Letters Released
    New Batch Of Prince Charles Letters Released Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    A second batch of letters from Prince Charles to ministers about issues such as climate change and affordable housing has been released. The correspondence has been made public after a 10-year court battle, estimated to have cost the taxpayer £400,000 in legal fees. The letters are not Charles's famed "black spider memos" - so-called because of his use of black ink, underlining and exclamation marks - but typed correspondence. More »

  • UK releases more private Prince Charles letters to ministers
    UK releases more private Prince Charles letters to ministers Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — British authorities on Thursday released more private letters from Prince Charles to government ministers on topics ranging from historic buildings to hospital food. More »

  • Prince Charles raises heritage and healthcare concerns in latest batch of l …
    Prince Charles raises heritage and healthcare concerns in latest batch of l … Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has released more letters penned by heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles to ministers expressing concern over issues ranging from climate change to public health, which have led to criticism he is meddling in politics. The 17 letters to and from the prince or his aides between 2007 and 2009 reveal Charles raising matters such as affordable rural housing, the quality of food in hospitals and the preservation of historic buildings such as huts in the Antarctic used by British explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton. More »

  • Prince Charles launches foundation to support rural life Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles has long been enamored of Romania's rural traditions and now he's set up a foundation to protect and promote them. More »

  • Prince Charles visits Transylvania where he owns property Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles is visiting Transylvania, the wooded region in northwest Romania where he owns several properties. More »

  • Hurling fan Prince Charles is surprised there aren’t more injuries
    Hurling fan Prince Charles is surprised there aren’t more injuries Mon, May 25, 2015

    “Is maith liom iománaíocht,” arsa Charlie. More »

  • Prince Charles visits great-uncle's IRA murder site
    Prince Charles visits great-uncle's IRA murder site Wed, May 20, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles spoke of "anguish" at the murder of his godfather by IRA paramilitaries in 1979 as he became the first royal to visit the assassination site in Ireland on Wednesday. More »

  • Charles Visit Is 'New High' In Peacemaking
    Charles Visit Is 'New High' In Peacemaking Wed, May 20, 2015

    It is aptly named Mullaghmore. Prince Charles' visit to the scene of his great-uncle's murder scaled new heights in terms of peacemaking. His Royal Highness' speech in nearby Sligo was paving the way to his family's poignant return. More »

  • Charles Visits Site Of Mountbatten Murder
    Charles Visits Site Of Mountbatten Murder Wed, May 20, 2015

    Prince Charles has visited the village where his beloved great-uncle Lord Mountbatten was murdered 35 years ago. The prince, who has been on a tour of Ireland, earlier spoke of the loss of the "grandfather I never had" at the hands of the IRA. He also described current UK relations with the Irish Republic as a "blessed era of friendship". More »

  • “The grandfather I never had…” Prince Charles visits site of attack on Lord …
    “The grandfather I never had…” Prince Charles visits site of attack on Lord … Wed, May 20, 2015

    The Prince and his wife Camilla visited the village of Mullaghmore as they continued their four day visit. More »

  • Prince Charles shares pain of losing great-uncle Lord Mountbatten to IRA at …
    Prince Charles shares pain of losing great-uncle Lord Mountbatten to IRA at … Wed, May 20, 2015

    During his visit to Ireland, Prince Charles spoke of his grief at losing his great-uncle in an Irish Republican Army bomb attack 36 years ago. Lord Mountbatten was killed in 1979 alongside three others, including a 14-year-old boy who was Charles's godson, when the IRA blew up a boat Mountbatten, who was a senior British military commander in the Second World War, was using during a holiday in the region. Charles was due to visit the site of the attack later on 20 May and during a visit to an arts centre in nearby Sligo, he addressed the pain both he and other families on the other side of the political divide had experienced during what are often referred to as The Troubles. More »

  • Prince Charles: 'Grandfather I never had' slain by IRA
    Prince Charles: 'Grandfather I never had' slain by IRA Wed, May 20, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles has paid an emotional tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, slain 36 years ago by the Irish Republican Army, as the British royal tours Ireland on a mission of peace and reconciliation. More »

  • Charles talks of murdered 'grandfather I never had'
    Charles talks of murdered 'grandfather I never had' Wed, May 20, 2015

    By Darren Staples SLIGO, Ireland (Reuters) - Prince Charles spoke on Wednesday of the murder of his great uncle Lord Mountbatten in Ireland 36 years ago and called him "the grandfather I never had." Speaking ahead of his first visit to the site where the Irish Republican Army (IRA) killed Mountbatten by exploding a bomb on his boat in 1979, Charles said Ireland had endured a history of much pain and resentment where blame was always too easily attributed. Mountbatten's death, he added, had given him a profound understanding of the agonies borne by so many people affected by the country's troubled past. More »

  • That handshake was a publicity coup for Sinn Fein – why were the opposition …
    That handshake was a publicity coup for Sinn Fein – why were the opposition … Wed, May 20, 2015

    Why did the State foot the bill for Sinn Fein’s biggest publicity stroke as Gerry Adams shook the hand of Prince Charles, while the Taoiseach and opposition leaders were nowhere to be seen, asks Paul Allen. More »

  • Gerry: Prince Charles and I don’t have much in common, but we’re both tree  …
  • Charles To Visit Scene Of Great Uncle's Murder
    Charles To Visit Scene Of Great Uncle's Murder Wed, May 20, 2015

    Prince Charles will continue his visit to Ireland today with one of the most personal pilgrimages he is ever likely to undertake. Together with the Duchess of Cornwall he will visit Mullaghmore in Co Sligo, where his great uncle and confidante Lord Mountbatten was murdered by the IRA. On Tuesday, in Galway, he demonstrated his willingness to engage in reconciliation by meeting Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. More »

  • Prince Charles to visit great-uncle's IRA murder site
    Prince Charles to visit great-uncle's IRA murder site Wed, May 20, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles will on Wednesday visit the site where his beloved great-uncle Earl Mountbatten was murdered by the Irish Republican Army paramilitary group in 1979. More »

  • Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader
    Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader Tue, May 19, 2015

    Prince Charles on Tuesday became the first British royal to meet Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, on a visit that will take him to the scene of his great-uncle's murder by the IRA. More »

  • Prince Charles Shakes Hands With Gerry Adams
    Prince Charles Shakes Hands With Gerry Adams Tue, May 19, 2015

    Prince Charles has become the first member of the Royal family to meet Gerry Adams - a man once deemed such a threat that his voice was banned from the British airwaves. He shook hands with the Sinn Fein president at the start of his first official tour of Ireland, where his great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA. It follows Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness shaking hands with the Queen in Belfast three years ago, and is seen as a sign of deepening relations between the UK and Ireland. More »

  • UK's Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein in Ireland for 1st time
    UK's Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein in Ireland for 1st time Tue, May 19, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles offered a historic handshake Tuesday to Gerry Adams, longtime leader of the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party and reputedly an Irish Republican Army commander when the outlawed group killed the prince's great-uncle, Lord Louis Mountbatten, in 1979. More »

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  • Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams for first time
    Prince Charles meets Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams for first time Tue, May 19, 2015

    By Darren Staples GALWAY, Ireland (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles shook hands with Gerry Adams on Tuesday in his first meeting with the leader of the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) that killed his great uncle in a bomb attack 36 years ago. The pair exchanged a few sentences at a reception in the west of Ireland city of Galway, a day before Charles is due to visit a nearby site where the IRA killed Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1979. More »

  • Gerry Adams and Prince Charles in historic handshake