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  • Britain's Kate due to give birth 'mid-to-end of April'
    Britain's Kate due to give birth 'mid-to-end of April' Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Prince William's wife Kate revealed she is due to give birth to her second child by the "mid-to-end of April," on a visit to a children's centre on Wednesday. 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Prince William's wildlife speech draws online applause in China
    Prince William's wildlife speech draws online applause in China Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Britain's Prince William won praise Thursday from Chinese Internet users after he visited an elephant reserve in the country and condemned illegal wildlife trafficking as "a vicious form of criminality". More »

  • China: Prince William calls for unified effort against illegal wildlife tra …
    China: Prince William calls for unified effort against illegal wildlife tra … Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Prince William made a passionate appeal against the illegal wildlife trade on the final day of his visit to China. Speaking at a regional wildlife and conservation conference in Mengman, Xishuangbanna County, Yunnan Province, on 4 March, the Duke condemned the illegal trade, which he says threatens "the extinction of an entire species". "The extinction of animals such as elephants and rhinos and pangolins would be an immeasurable loss to the whole of humanity. The illegal wildlife trade is therefore our common enemy. More »

  • Embarrassment For Prince At Elephant Sanctuary
    Embarrassment For Prince At Elephant Sanctuary Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Prince William's trip to China has ended with embarrassment after he visited an animal sanctuary where elephants are forced to perform for tourists nearby. At the same moment that the Prince was being photographed with an elephant, others were waiting in enclosures less than a mile away with their legs shackled. The Prince is in Yunnan Province on the last leg of his tour of China. Sky News spent an hour at the show in which we watched tourists sitting on elephants trunks and riding on them. More »

  • Prince William meets elephant on final day of China tour
    Prince William meets elephant on final day of China tour Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Prince William fed carrots to an elephant in southwestern China and raised the plight of its African counterparts being killed for their tusks in a speech Wednesday that called on China to do more to deter poaching. More »

  • Prince William calls for end to ivory trade on China visit
    Prince William calls for end to ivory trade on China visit Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Prince William urged an end to the ivory trade on Wednesday, visiting a Chinese elephant sanctuary in the southwestern province of Yunnan at the close of a three-day trip to the country that focussed partly on wildlife conservation. William has been critical of China over its consumption of ivory, while animal rights groups say the country's growing appetite for the contraband material has fuelled a surge in poaching in Africa. China announced last month a one-year ban on the import of African ivory carvings, just days ahead of William's visit. "Ultimately, ending demand for ivory is down to citizens across the world," William said, adding that he welcomed "the steps that China has already taken" to counter the trade. More »

  • Prince William to meet elephants on final day of China tour
    Prince William to meet elephants on final day of China tour Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Britain's Prince William highlighted his interest in wildlife conservation Wednesday by making the final stop on his China tour an area in the country's southwest that is home to wild Asian elephants. More »

  • Prince William scores with football diplomacy in China
    Prince William scores with football diplomacy in China Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Britain's Prince William practised sports diplomacy in China on Tuesday, striding onto the football pitch at a Shanghai school. More »

  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip
    Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on football and film Tuesday with an agenda including a movie premiere and an appointment to watch Premier League-trained coaches kicking balls around with students. More »

  • Prince William Sells 'Brand Britain' To China
    Prince William Sells 'Brand Britain' To China Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Prince William is in Shanghai on the first day of his visit to China. The trip is the first visit to China by a senior British royal for three decades and represents a significant test of the prince's diplomatic dexterity. Despite a turbulent political relationship between the UK and China, the Duke of Cambridge was treated to a private tour of Beijing's Forbidden City and a meeting with President Xi Jinping. Among the ancient pavilions, once home to successive Chinese emperors, William admitted his Mandarin was coming along slowly. More »

  • Prince William tours China's Forbidden City
    Prince William tours China's Forbidden City Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The Duke of Cambridge Prince William had a brief tour of the Forbidden City in China on 2 March as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades. William and his entourage were seen entering the Hall of Supreme Harmony accompanied by officials of the Forbidden City museum. William's trip to China is the first since the queen and her husband Prince Philip paid a visit in 1986, and comes as London and Beijing have spared over last year's pro-democracy demonstrations in the former British colony of Hong Kong. William, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and second-in-line to the throne, visits commercial hub Shanghai and then an elephant sanctuary in south-western China. More »

  • Imperial splendour for Prince William on China visit
    Imperial splendour for Prince William on China visit Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Britain's Prince William met China's Communist President Xi Jinping on Monday before strolling through the Forbidden City, the former home of the country's deposed imperial dynasties. More »

  • Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William
    Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to Prince William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside rancour with London over Hong Kong. William's trip to China is the first since Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, paid a visit in 1986, and follows some sparring between London and Beijing over pro-democracy demonstrations last year in the former British colony of Hong Kong. Meeting in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People, William handed Xi an invitation from the queen for a state visit to Britain. More »

  • Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China
    Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Prince William presented China's president with a large envelope Monday containing an invitation from the queen to visit Britain this year, as he began the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation. More »

  • Prince William To Tackle China Wildlife Trade
    Prince William To Tackle China Wildlife Trade Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Prince William has arrived in Beijing for the first visit to China of a senior British royal in three decades. The Duke of Cambridge, travelling without his heavily pregnant wife, will spend three days in the country visiting Beijing, Shanghai and an elephant sanctuary in Yunnan Province. The trip, which follows a four-day tour of Japan, is seen as the first significant test of the Prince's diplomatic skills. Trade will be one focus but he is also expected to tackle China's role in ending the illegal wildlife trade. More »

  • Prince William travels to tsunami-hit northeast Japan
    Prince William travels to tsunami-hit northeast Japan Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Britain's Prince William on Sunday made a pilgrimage to port communities devastated by a huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, receiving origami paper cranes from survivors before the fourth anniversary of the disaster. More »

  • Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan
    Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    ISHINOMAKI, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William stood atop a hill in northeastern Japan on Sunday, and stretched below him was barren land known as the "Bay of Destruction," which was swept by a tsunami four years ago. More »

  • William Visits Tsunami-Ravaged Region In Japan
    William Visits Tsunami-Ravaged Region In Japan Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Prince William has visited Fukushima four years after it was hit by a magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that killed thousands and destroyed a nuclear power plant. The Duke of Cambridge travelled by bullet train to northeast Japan as part of his six-day tour of the Far East. The site features a radiation monitor outside to measure background radiation levels as a reassurance that it is safe to play outdoors. More »

  • Prince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip
    Prince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region. More »

  • Prince William dons samurai gear on Japan tour
    Prince William dons samurai gear on Japan tour Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Britain's Prince William donned the trappings of feudal nobility in Japan Saturday, wearing the helmet and clothes of an ancient samurai during a tour of a TV studio. More »

  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince
    Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William, on his second day of a four-day trip to Japan, had tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable. More »

  • Prince William: 'When I was younger I dreamed of being an astronaut' …
    Prince William: 'When I was younger I dreamed of being an astronaut' … Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    On meeting Soichi Noguchi, who spent 177 days in the International Space Station five years ago, the Duke of Cambridge, who is a trained search and rescue pilot, said: "When I was younger, I dreamed of being an astronaut. During his visit, on 27 February, the Prince met Japanese and British business leaders in a conference to promote latest British technologies and enhance collaboration between the two countries. The Prince will head north on 28 February to visit Fukushima and Miyagi Prefecture where people are still struggling to recover from the tsunami and nuclear disaster following the earthquake of March 2011. More »

  • Kate-less Prince William kicks off Japan tour
    Kate-less Prince William kicks off Japan tour Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A beaming Prince William was greeted by hundreds of fans as he arrived for his first trip to Japan Thursday, before being whisked off for a nice cup of tea -- green tea, that is. More »

  • 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 »