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  • Tokyo: Prince William is greeted by crowds for the first day of his Far East …
    Tokyo: Prince William is greeted by crowds for the first day of his Far East … Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was given a warm, though wet, welcome in Tokyo on 26 February as hundreds of people, including Union Jack flag-waving children and a brass band, gathered at the Hama Rikyu Gardens for the occasion. The Prince's wife was not travelling with her husband this time for the sake of their unborn second child. Their son Prince George is also staying home. William, accompanied by Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe, also walked through the ancient gardens that were once the private villa of a feudal lord until the 19th century. More »

  • Prince William starts first Japan visit _ with green tea
    Prince William starts first Japan visit _ with green tea Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William had afternoon tea on his first visit to Japan on Thursday, but it was green and served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial art in a traditional tea house. More »

  • Prince William Qualifies As Air Ambulance Pilot
    Prince William Qualifies As Air Ambulance Pilot Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Prince William has arrived in Japan for a four-day visit to the country. His first stop was Tokyo, where he was being given a guided boat tour of some of the landmarks including the 2020 Olympic site and the Rainbow Bridge. He stopped off at the historic Hama Rikyu gardens, where he was served Japanese green tea in the traditional, ceremonial way by a Grand Master, considered a sign of respect. Shortly after the Duke of Cambridge touched down in Tokyo to begin his first tour of Japan and China, Kensington Palace announced that he had passed his air transport pilot’s licence exams. More »

  • Prince William to start first Japan visit with green tea Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William is set to have afternoon tea, but it will be green served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial art in a traditional tea house. More »

  • William And Kate Duck Gay Pardons Campaign
    William And Kate Duck Gay Pardons Campaign Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have declined to publicly back a campaign that seeks to pardon tens of thousands of gay men prosecuted along with codebreaker Alan Turing. Campaigners, including Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Fry, have called on Prince William and his wife Kate to "acknowledge this mark on our history and not allow it to stand". But a spokesman for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said that as this is a matter for government they would not make any public comment on the issue. "It is up to young leaders of today including The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to acknowledge this mark on our history and not allow it to stand. More »

  • Matt Le Blanc had a few colourful words for our Royals
    Matt Le Blanc had a few colourful words for our Royals Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    When the Friends star first met Prince William and Prince Harry, things didn’t get off to such a good start. More »

  • Royals wrap up NYC visit with Sept. 11 museum tour
    Royals wrap up NYC visit with Sept. 11 museum tour Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, wrapped up their first visit to New York in a three-day whirlwind that included a black-tie reception, a meeting with basketball king LeBron James, and a solemn, rain-drenched visit to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. More »

  • British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner
    British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate crowned their whirlwind tour of New York with a glittering gala dinner to raise money for the university where they fell in love. More »

  • Royals display common touch on NYC visit
    Royals display common touch on NYC visit Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — On their U.S. visit, Prince William and his wife, Kate, stepped back from their royal roles, mingling with commoners and not relying on their entourage for everything. More »

  • Royal couple pays respects at New York's Sept. 11 Memorial
    Royal couple pays respects at New York's Sept. 11 Memorial Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid a solemn visit on Tuesday to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, greeted by a small but resolute crowd of admirers who withstood driving rain and wind for a glimpse of the royal pair. Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, laid a bouquet of white roses and a handwritten note at one of the two memorial pools marking where the World Trade Center towers once stood. Etched along the pools are names of the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. 11, 2001, when two hijacked planes destroyed the twin towers. ... More »

  • Prince William, Kate visit Sept. 11 memorial
    Prince William, Kate visit Sept. 11 memorial Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, paid their respects with a handwritten note Tuesday at the Sept. 11 museum and told its leaders they were struck by the enormity of the loss in the 2001 terror attacks. More »

  • LeBron, Cavs roll in front of royal audience
    LeBron, Cavs roll in front of royal audience Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James showed Prince William that it's good to be the King. More »

  • US superstar welcome for British royals at NBA game
    US superstar welcome for British royals at NBA game Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    America's finest talent gave the warmest of welcomes to Britain's Prince William and wife Kate late Monday, dazzling them at their first NBA game featuring basketball legend LeBron James. More »

  • Kate visits NYC kids; Prince William joins Obama
    Kate visits NYC kids; Prince William joins Obama Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's Prince William sat down with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday and unveiled an effort to curtail illegal wildlife trading, while his wife, Kate, made an impression of a down-to-earth duchess on preschoolers and prominent British expats in New York. More »

  • Royal visit: Kate wraps gifts, William drops by DC
    Royal visit: Kate wraps gifts, William drops by DC Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, aren't wasting a moment in their short trip to the United States. After a Sunday arrival in New York City, William traveled to Washington on Monday for the day. Kate visited a child development center in Harlem with Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray. More »

  • Harlem cheers 'Kate, Kate!' as Duchess visits child centre
    Harlem cheers 'Kate, Kate!' as Duchess visits child centre Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cheering crowds jammed the sidewalks of Manhattan's Harlem neighbourhood on Monday for a peek at the Duchess of Cambridge as she shook hands with black and Hispanic children outside a development centre. Chants of "Kate, Kate, Kate!" met the duchess on a frigid morning on her first trip to New York with her husband, Prince William, as she emerged from the Northside Center for Child Development. ... More »

  • Obama, Prince William talk royal babies in White House visit
    Obama, Prince William talk royal babies in White House visit Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prince William found a willing audience at the White House on Monday, covering topics with President Barack Obama from the illegal wildlife trade to the birth of a baby named Prince George. The Duke of Cambridge, breaking away from his pregnant wife Kate briefly after they arrived in New York on Sunday for a three-day visit, was spirited into a side entrance of the West Wing for talks with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and for a tour of the White House. ... More »

  • Prince William meets Obama; Kate at NY child center
    Prince William meets Obama; Kate at NY child center Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    Britain's Prince William laughed and joked with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Monday while his pregnant wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, greeted disadvantaged children in New York. More »

  • Prince William condemns wildlife trafficking
    Prince William condemns wildlife trafficking Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first visit to Washington, Britain's Prince William on Monday sharply denounced the rapid growth of illegal wildlife trading worldwide and announced a task force to examine the transportation industry's role in facilitating such crimes. More »

  • Correction: Royals-US Visit story
    Correction: Royals-US Visit story Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 7 about Prince William and his wife, Kate, visiting New York, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it was the couple's first official U.S. visit. They made an official trip to California in 2011. More »

  • Royal Visit: Obama meets with Prince William
    Royal Visit: Obama meets with Prince William Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a meeting of president and prince. More »

  • Quotations in the News Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    "I think they're great; they're more real than other generations of royals." — Wendy Hahn, who waited at New York City's Carlyle Hotel to see Prince William and his wife Kate during their first visit to the city. More »

  • New York protest organizers look to keep momentum from fading Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    By Robert MacMillan NEW York (Reuters) - Organizers of New York City's protests against police violence huddled on Sunday to explore fresh ways to keep people engaged in the struggle, mindful that the tide of demonstrators has ebbed over the last couple of days. One plan is to take the demonstrations to the Barclays Center sports arena on Monday, where Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate will see the Brooklyn Nets basketball team play against the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... More »

  • British royal couple arrives in New York
    British royal couple arrives in New York Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    Crowds of jubilant royal watchers cheered as Britain's Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate arrived in New York on Sunday, kicking off a three-day trip to the East Coast. More »

  • Prince William and Kate arrive on first trip to NYC
    Prince William and Kate arrive on first trip to NYC Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prince William and his wife Kate arrived on Sunday for their first visit to New York City, a whirlwind trip that includes visits to a Harlem child development centre and the September 11 Monument and Museum. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they have been officially known since their 2011 wedding, are coming at a time when the city is facing a nightly series of street protests against police violence. ... More »

  • Prince William to break new ground with US trip
    Prince William to break new ground with US trip Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate head to New York on Sunday for a glitzy visit that marks a step-up in their role representing Britain abroad, royal commentators said. More »

  • NBA's 'King' James to play Monday before Prince William
    NBA's 'King' James to play Monday before Prince William Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate will attend their first NBA game Monday during a three-day US visit when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Brooklyn Nets. More »

  • Packed agenda for Prince William, Kate in NYC, DC
    Packed agenda for Prince William, Kate in NYC, DC Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Among the roughly 5 million visitors expected in New York this holiday season, at least two are certain to get the royal treatment: Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate. They are due to arrive Sunday for the first trip either has made to the United States' biggest city, and William also is set to visit the nation's capital for the first time. A few things to know: More »

  • Prince William To Meet Obama At White House
    Prince William To Meet Obama At White House Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Prince William will meet Barack Obama at the White House next week during a three-day visit to the US with the Duchess of Cambridge. More »

  • Obama to meet with Prince William at White House
    Obama to meet with Prince William at White House Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William will meet with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Monday, part of a visit to Washington to a conference on illegal trafficking of ivory and other wildlife, the White House said. The visit is part of a trip next week to New York City by William and his wife, Kate, known officially since their 2011 wedding as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. ... More »

  • Royal visit: Prince William to visit White House
    Royal visit: Prince William to visit White House Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is getting some royal treatment. More »

  • Prince William to promote UK, conservation on Japan, China tour
    Prince William to promote UK, conservation on Japan, China tour Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Prince William will visit Japan and China early next year to promote British interests and his personal efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade, his office announced on Thursday. More »

  • Prince William to make first UK royal visit to China in 30 years
    Prince William to make first UK royal visit to China in 30 years Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prince William will go to China early next year in the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday. William, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and second-in-line to the throne, will leave for a three-day trip to Japan in late February before heading to China. However, he will not be accompanied by his pregnant wife Kate who is due to give birth to the couple's second child in April. ... More »

  • Prince William to visit China, Japan next year Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace officials say Prince William will make an official visit to China and Japan early next year. More »

  • 'Homeland' actor Damian Lewis honoured by royal fan
    'Homeland' actor Damian Lewis honoured by royal fan Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Prince William revealed Wednesday that he and his wife Kate are fans of hit US television series "Homeland" as he awarded its British star Damian Lewis a royal honour at Buckingham Palace. More »