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  • Princess Diana 'Leaked Royal Phone Book'
    Princess Diana 'Leaked Royal Phone Book' Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Princess Diana leaked a confidential book of royal phone numbers to the News Of The World, the Old Bailey has heard. The tabloid's former royal editor Clive Goodman made the claim as he appeared at the phone hacking trial in London. He said Diana sent the book through the post to his office in Wapping, east London, and later rang to check he had received it. Goodman, 56, claimed she leaked the "Green Book" to show the size of Prince Charles' household compared to her own. More »

  • Royal editor: Diana gave me leaked phone info
    Royal editor: Diana gave me leaked phone info Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A journalist on trial in Britain's phone hacking scandal testified Thursday that Princess Diana provided him with information on the royals, including a phone directory, as part of her feud with her estranged husband, Prince Charles. More »

  • Phone Hacking Trial: Princess Diana 'Leaked Royal Contacts Book' to …
    Phone Hacking Trial: Princess Diana 'Leaked Royal Contacts Book' to … Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Princess Diana leaked a confidential book of royal contact details to a former News of the World reporter, the Old Bailey has heard. Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for phone hacking, told the court the former Princess of Wales gave him the book of royal directories while he was working at the now defuct newspaper in 1992. Goodman claimed she gave him the book to try to embarrass Prince Charles over the "scale of her husband's household". The former royal editor at the NotW also said he was handed several copies of the directory through the years, two of which were given to him by a former valet to Prince Charles. More »

  • Prince Charles Declines to Appear in Celebrity Selfie with Dynasty Star Joan …
    Prince Charles Declines to Appear in Celebrity Selfie with Dynasty Star Joan … Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Prince Charles has declined an invitation to appear in a celebrity selfie. Imitating Ellen Degeneres's Oscar selfie, that became a Twitter phenomenon, Dynasty star Joan Collins attempted to coerce the Prince into joining her own celebrity line-up. The royal was attending the Prince's Trust and Samsung Celebrate Success awards, where he was joined by a host of British celebrities for a formal group photo. While Degeneres' selfie featured A list Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Collin's selfie, captioned 'selfie support' included Phillip Schofield, Sam Bailey, Pixie Lott, Dominic West, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jools Holland, Jeremy Irons and Gabby Logan. More »

  • Prince Charles: Should Political Letters Written by Future King be Publishe …
    Prince Charles: Should Political Letters Written by Future King be Publishe … Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Revealing letters written by Prince Charles that allegedly lobbied government ministers could eventually be published after judges ruled that a veto to supress them was illegal. But Attorney General Dominic Grieve said doing so would compromise the Prince's political neutrality as heir to the throne and eventual monarch. Prime Minister David Cameron has backed Grieve's efforts to ban publication. A cornerstone of Britain's constitution is that as Head of State, the monarchy exercises political neutrality and as heir to the throne, this unwritten rule also applies to Prince Charles. More »

  • Prince Charles loses bid to keep letters private
    Prince Charles loses bid to keep letters private Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    Britain's Guardian won a court battle Wednesday in its efforts to disclose letters by Prince Charles — a decision the newspaper argues could shed light on whether he has used his position to meddle in ... More »

  • Court rules against gag on 'frank' letters from Prince Charles
    Court rules against gag on 'frank' letters from Prince Charles Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    The possible publication of potentially embarrassing letters written by British heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles moved a step closer on Wednesday when a gagging order on them was declared unlawful by a court. The 27 letters were written by Charles to members of the previous Labour government and have been described by Attorney General Dominic Grieve as "particularly frank." The 65-year-old prince has long held strong views in areas like the environment and urban planning and has been criticised for apparently using his unelected position to persuade ministers to change official policies through private letters, nicknamed "black-spider memos" because of his scrawled handwriting. He has said that any perception that Charles had disagreed with the previous government of Tony Blair "would be seriously damaging to his role as future monarch because, if he forfeits his position of political neutrality as heir to the throne, he cannot easily recover it when he is king". More »

  • Ruling On Prince Of Wales Letters 'Unlawful'
    Ruling On Prince Of Wales Letters 'Unlawful' Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    The Court of Appeal has quashed a decision taken by the Attorney General to block the disclosure of communications between Prince Charles and seven Government ministers. Judges ruled that Dominic Grieve, the Government's principal legal adviser, had "no good reason" for using his ministerial veto to block their publication following an appeal from Guardian journalist Rob Evans. The Upper Tribunal permitted the publication of the letters in September 2012 under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), and under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Although the Government departments concerned did not object to the ruling, the Attorney General issued a certificate under section 53 of the FOIA and used his ministerial veto the following month to block their disclosure. More »

  • Hot Shots Photos of the Day: Muppets Selfie, Lady Arm Wrestlers, Prince Charles …
  • Prince Charles and Camilla Pay Nostalgic Visit to Portsmouth's Mary Rose …
    Prince Charles and Camilla Pay Nostalgic Visit to Portsmouth's Mary Rose … Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The Prince of Wales was getting nostalgic as he recalled diving down to the Mary Rose, during a visit to the new £35 million museum in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, which houses the remains of the Tudor warship. Prince Charles, who is the President of the Mary Rose Trust, has been involved with the ship ever since his first dive on the wreck back in 1974. He later watched as the hull was raised from the site outside Portsmouth Harbour where it was sunk in battle in 1545.  In a speech to fundraisers and volunteers, Charles spoke of his time diving with archaeologists on the wreck site just outside Portsmouth Harbour. More »

  • 'Wildlife Massacre' on Royal Family's Windsor Castle Estate Cri …
    'Wildlife Massacre' on Royal Family's Windsor Castle Estate Cri … Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The Royals have come under fire from an animal welfare campaign group for the "wildlife massacre" of more than 7,000 animals on the Windsor Estate. According to Animal Aid there were 3,901 pigeons, 1,161 rabbits, 772 jackdaws, 325 squirrels, 191 crows, 159 foxes and 118 parakeets all killed on the Windsor Estate in 2013 under the premise of "vermin control". Animal Aid say they obtained the information under a Freedom of Information request. This comes just weeks after Prince Charles and Prince William made a global video appeal to protect animals threatened with extinction overseas before addressing world leaders at The Illegal Wildlife Trade conference in London. More »

  • Kate Middleton to Recreate Diana's Charm in Australia? [PHOTOS]
    Kate Middleton to Recreate Diana's Charm in Australia? [PHOTOS] Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    Prince William and Kate Middleton's visit to Australia and New Zealand in April is tipped to be similar to Princess Diana and Prince Charles' visit way back in 1983 on several terms. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be photographed with Prince George, who will turn nine months old in April, upon arrival at airport the way Diana and Charles were snapped along with the then nine-month-old little William. The two heirs to the throne, Prince William and Prince George, will fly together once again as did Charles and William over 30 years ago, defying the royal protocol. But the most eyes are on Catherine, who is expected to face comparisons with her mother-in-law, the late Princess Diana, during the tour of the South Pacific nations. More »

  • Prince Harry's Girlfriend Cressida Bonas Moving in With Him?
    Prince Harry's Girlfriend Cressida Bonas Moving in With Him? Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    Looks like things are getting serious between Prince Harry and his girlfriend Cressida Bonas. If reports are to be believed, even though Prince Charles is not entirely happy with the match, it doesn't stop Prince Harry from taking his relationship to the next level. According to rumours, 24-year-old Bonas, who has become quite comfortable at her boyfriend's palatial home, has been given security clearance to come and go as she pleases. The young Prince has made sure that it is convenient for her to spend much of her time there, reports Enstars. More »

  • Britain's Prince Charles extends Gulf tour Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Britain's Prince Charles is extending a Middle East trip to include stops in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. More »

  • Prince Charles sways sword during Saudi dance
    Prince Charles sways sword during Saudi dance Wed, Feb 19, 2014

    Britain's Prince Charles, dressed in a traditional Saudi robe and a checkered red and white keffiyeh, joined members of Saudi Arabia's royal family in performing the "Ardah" sword dance near Riyadh. More »

  • Prince Charles Joins Sword Dance In Saudi
    Prince Charles Joins Sword Dance In Saudi Wed, Feb 19, 2014

    Prince Charles last night entered into the spirit of things at the start of a three-day tour of the Middle East. Wearing a traditional Saudi full-length outfit known as a thobe, the heir to the throne joined members of the Saudi royal family in a ceremony celebrating the country's culture. Prince Charles played his part in an ardah - or sword dance - at a stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh. As well as a long-flowing robe, the 65-year-old prince wore a chequered headdress and ceremonial dagger during the dance which featured hundreds of Saudi Arabian men and boys in formation holding swords. More »

  • Prince Charles Dons Traditional Saudi Attire and Performs 'Ardah' [ …
    Prince Charles Dons Traditional Saudi Attire and Performs 'Ardah' [ … Wed, Feb 19, 2014

    Prince Charles donned traditional Saudi Arabian attire when he visited the Gulf country on Monday. The Prince can be seen wearing the traditional ankle-length shirt known as thawb. The prince first toured Saudi Arabia in 1986 and this is his 10th visit to the country. The UK ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sir John Jenkins, said: "Our two kingdoms share a long friendship, going back to the foundation of the modern Saudi state. More »

  • Britain's Prince Charles meets Saudi officials Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Official Saudi media and Buckingham Palace officials say Prince Charles has met senior members of the Saudi royal family in the kingdom. More »

  • Prince Harry Hunting Photo Leaked as Royals Pledge to Protect Wildlife
    Prince Harry Hunting Photo Leaked as Royals Pledge to Protect Wildlife Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    A photo of Prince Harry what appears to be taken from one of his hunting expeditions has surfaced less than a week after the Prince pledged to conserve wildlife. Kensington Palace has refused to comment on the photo but a royal aide has come up in support of Prince Harry. "Like his father and brother, Prince Harry has always been a strong supporter of the campaign to protect endangered species." Prince Harry joined Prince William and their father, Prince Charles, during the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference hosted by the UK government in London last week. More »

  • Prince Charles Must be Brave and Tackle Human Rights Abuses During Qatar and …
    Prince Charles Must be Brave and Tackle Human Rights Abuses During Qatar and … Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    Prince Charles is keen on charity. He has personally founded 17 charities working for better education and better opportunities for British youth, responsible business, and a sustainable environment. At a well-publicised Christmas reception, he stated that "an emphasis on love of neighbour and doing to others as we would have them do to us are the ultimate foundations of truth, justice, compassion and human rights". Will the Prince actively promote them when he travels to Saudi Arabia and Qatar on an official visit next Monday? More »

  • Prince William Pledges to Destroy All Ivory Artefacts in Buckingham Palace
    Prince William Pledges to Destroy All Ivory Artefacts in Buckingham Palace Sun, Feb 16, 2014

    Prince William has pledged to "put his money where his mouth is" by destroying all ivory artefacts in Buckingham Palace. Only last week, the 31-year-old royal joined his father Prince Charles at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference summit in London, urging industry members to 'follow the money' in pursuit of the gangs who operate the brutal trade, killing elephants, rhinos and tigers for ivory. He also released a video on behalf of Wild Aid, along with footballer David Beckham, action hero Jackie Chan and basketball star Yao Ming,      condemning the illegal poaching of endangered animals across the world. The Prince reportedly had all ivory items removed from sight at his home in Clarence House. More »

  • Princes Join Leaders To Stop Illegal Animal Trade
    Princes Join Leaders To Stop Illegal Animal Trade Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    Prince Charles has welcomed leaders and representatives from more than 40 countries to a London conference aimed at tackling the "despicable trade" in illegal wildlife. Charles was joined by sons William and Harry for the summit at Lancaster House, near Buckingham Palace, where numerous heads of state and ministers have gathered to discuss how to stop poachers. It is estimated that the worldwide trade in illegal wildlife is worth around £6bn to poachers. "This is an unprecedented crisis," foreign secretary William Hague told the delegates. More »

  • UK's Hague, Prince Charles warn of wildlife crisis
    UK's Hague, Prince Charles warn of wildlife crisis Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the illegal wildlife trade has become a global criminal industry that ranks with drugs and arms and people trafficking. More »

  • Is Prince William a Hypocrite for Anti-Poaching Summit Following Hunting Ho …
    Is Prince William a Hypocrite for Anti-Poaching Summit Following Hunting Ho … Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    Prince William has been widely criticised for calling for an end to the illegal wildlife trade just days after returning from a wild boar hunting trip. British musician Morrissey said: "One day prior to giving a public plea on behalf of animal welfare, Prince William is to be found in Spain (with Prince Harry) shooting and killing as many dear and boar as they possibly can!" Jan Creamer, from Animal Defenders International, also told The Sun: "Hunting animals is barbaric and it is absolutely shocking that such prominent Royals should take pleasure from it." Together with his father, Prince Charles, he released a video message calling for the world to turn away from illegally traded wildlife parts, such as rhino horn and ivory. More »

  • Charles And Wills In Plea To 'Save Wildlife'
    Charles And Wills In Plea To 'Save Wildlife' Sun, Feb 9, 2014

    Prince Charles and Prince William have created a joint video message urging people to support organisations battling to end to the illegal wildlife trade. The father-and-son appeal comes at the start of a week of wildlife conservation activities by the royal pair, which will culminate in them attending an international conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade. In the video recorded at Clarence House, the pair speak in a range of languages, including Mandarin, Arabic, Swahili and Vietnamese, to get their message across to the world. It starts with the Duke of Cambridge saying: "We have come together, as father and son, to lend our voices to the growing global effort to combat the illegal wildlife trade - a trade that has reached such unprecedented levels of killing and related violence that it now poses a grave threat not only to the survival of some of the world's most treasured species, but also to economic and political stability in many areas around the world." More »

  • Britain's Charles and William urge end to illegal wildlife trade
    Britain's Charles and William urge end to illegal wildlife trade Sun, Feb 9, 2014

    Britain's Prince Charles and Prince William made a father-and-son appeal on Sunday for an end to the illegal wildlife trade, ahead of a major international conference in London. More »

  • Princes Charles and William in illegal wildlife trade plea
    Princes Charles and William in illegal wildlife trade plea Sun, Feb 9, 2014

    Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, and his son Prince William have made a video plea urging people around the world to support efforts to stop illegal wildlife trade. The British government is due to host an international conference on the trade, estimated to be worth more than 6 billion pounds ($9.8 billion) a year, on February 13 in London. In the 9-minute video, filmed in November at Charles's London home Clarence House and broadcast on Sunday, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth describes the trade as having reached "unprecedented levels of killing and related violence". Britain's Sun newspaper reported William and his brother Harry had spent the weekend hunting deer and wild boar on a private estate in Spain, a trip that some criticised as ill-timed ahead of the launch of William and Charles's campaign. More »

  • Prince Charles Blushes as Blonde Beauties Joanna Lumley, Jerry Hall and Tess …
    Prince Charles Blushes as Blonde Beauties Joanna Lumley, Jerry Hall and Tess … Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    Prince Charles couldn't hide his blushes when he found himself surrounded by three beautiful blondes. The Prince was attending the Prince's Trust Invest in Futures Gala Dinner at The Savoy Hotel, when he was greeted by a youthful Joanna Lumley, model Jerry Hall and Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly. 67-year-old Lumley, who was most recently seen locking lips with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Oscar-nominated film The Wolf Of Wall Street, planted a kiss on Charles's cheek leaving him a distinct shade of crimson. More »

  • Homes without power as storm sweeps in
    Homes without power as storm sweeps in Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    More bad weather has left thousands of homes without power, hours after Prince Charles visited flood-hit villages marooned by the wettest January for more than a century. More »

  • Prince Charles visits UK flood victims
    Prince Charles visits UK flood victims Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has visited flood-hit areas of southwest England, riding by boat and tractor to survey the damage and showing support for the locals. More »

  • Prince Charles Meets Somerset Flood Victims
    Prince Charles Meets Somerset Flood Victims Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    The Prince of Wales described the Somerset floods as a "jolly good disaster" during a visit to meet victims on Tuesday. Prince Charles spent an hour chatting to locals in Stoke St Gregory before continuing on his tour by boat, tractor and 4x4 through the villages of Muchelney - which has been cut off by floodwater for a month - and Langport. During the visit the Prince, who was wearing wellies, said: "There's nothing like a jolly good disaster to get people to start doing something. His Royal Highness was handed a letter outlining the issues facing Somerset by a farmer as soon as he left his royal vehicle in Stoke St Gregory on Tuesday lunchtime. More »

  • Somerset Levels Floods Expected to Worsen on Prince Charles Visit
    Somerset Levels Floods Expected to Worsen on Prince Charles Visit Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    Prince Charles is to see for himself the damage caused by severe flooding of the Somerset Levels when he visits the area to quiz  residents and emergency services. Large areas of Somerset are still underwater and whole villages have been cut off after extensive floods hit the southwest in January. The Environment Agency has 65 pumps operating to drain millions of litres of water from farmland and residential land. Writing in the Telegraph, Lord Smith, the chairman of the Environment Agency, said dredging was not readily available to help the area as "there is no bottomless purse". More »

  • Prince Charles slams climate-change deniers
    Prince Charles slams climate-change deniers Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has called people who deny human-made climate change a "headless chicken brigade" who are ignoring overwhelming scientific evidence. More »

  • Prince Charles To Visit Flood-Hit Communities
    Prince Charles To Visit Flood-Hit Communities Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    Prince Charles will visit flood-stricken communities in the South West to see for himself how they are coping with the crisis, it has been announced. The Prince will also meet emergency services involved in the relief effort and residents who remain trapped in villages cut off by water after the wettest January on record. The Prince will visit Stoke St Gregory and Muchelney where he will talk to residents, farmers and businesses, some who have criticised the government and the Environment Agency for what they say is a lack of action to prevent the floods. Military personnel are currently on standby to move in to flood-hit Somerset, with further heavy rain and high tides due to hit parts of the UK in the next 48 hours. More »

  • Princess Michael of Kent: Princess Diana was 'Uneducated' and Older …
    Princess Michael of Kent: Princess Diana was 'Uneducated' and Older … Sun, Jan 26, 2014

    Princess Michael of Kent has described Princess Diana as "uneducated" and the older royals as "boring." The 69-year-old, known as Princess Pushy, made the controversial comments during an interview with disgraced newspaper tycoon Conrad Black to promote her latest historical novel The Queen of Four Kingdoms. Speaking of the late Princess Diana she said: "She was my next door neighbour at Kensington Palace and I must say I was very fond of her, very attached to her. Princess Diana was working as nursery school teacher when her engagement to Prince Charles was first announced.  She had left school with no O-levels and often bemoaned her lack of academic success. More »