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  • Journalists start royal baby countdown in Britain
    Journalists start royal baby countdown in Britain Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The world's media started counting down Thursday to the arrival of Britain's royal baby when a press pen was erected outside the hospital where Prince William's wife Kate is due to give birth. More »

  • 5 things to know about the new royal baby
    5 things to know about the new royal baby Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Royal fans are ready to welcome Prince William and Kate's second child — a younger brother or sister to Prince George, whose birth two years ago whipped up a worldwide media frenzy. 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 »

  • Traditions surrounding a British royal birth
    Traditions surrounding a British royal birth Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Prince William and his wife Kate may be modern parents but their new child is a royal and certain traditions linked to the birth have to be respected. More »

  • William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image
    William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's second baby will cap a momentous four years for Britain's golden couple, completing their journey from student sweethearts to regal domesticity. 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 »

  • Will and Kate's new Royal baby faces tricky life as the 'spare to the …
    Will and Kate's new Royal baby faces tricky life as the 'spare to the … 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 »

  • New British royal baby faces tricky life as the 'spare'
    New British royal baby faces tricky life as the 'spare' Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The newest member of Britain's royal family, due to make an entrance this month when Prince William's wife Kate gives birth to the couple's second baby, will be taking on one of royalty's toughest roles -- life as "spare to the heir". The "spare" role is an undefined one that allows more freedom than that accorded to a future king or queen. "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 is a relatively pointless life." Both the queen's grandfather George V, whose elder brother died aged 28, and her father George VI, whose elder brother Edward VIII abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, were "spares" who did become monarchs. For those for whom the top job never comes, life as a "spare" is not easy. More »

  • Prince William On Alert For Royal Baby Dash
    Prince William On Alert For Royal Baby Dash Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The Duke of Cambridge will ensure he is ready to rush to wife Kate's bedside as the birth of the royal couple's second child approaches. Prince William is currently training for his new job as a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance - but he will never be more than two hours away in case he needs to dash back to London. The duke and duchess still do not know if Prince George's sibling - which Kate has said is due in the second half of April - will be a boy or a girl, according to a royal source. The couple are planning to return to the Lindo Wing, the private maternity department of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington where Prince George was born, for the birth. More »

  • Britain's royal family prepares for new arrival
    Britain's royal family prepares for new arrival Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Prince William and his wife Kate thanked well-wishers on Thursday ahead of the birth of their second child expected this month, with royal sources saying it will be in the same hospital as their first. More »

  • British 'queen of memorabilia' eagerly awaits royal baby's birt …
    British 'queen of memorabilia' eagerly awaits royal baby's birt … Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Statues of two Corgi dogs either side of the doorstep provide an extra hint of what awaits inside the home of pensioner Margaret Tyler - a shrine to Britain's royal family. Crammed with pictures, statues, plates and tea towels, Tyler's hoard of more than 10,000 items is believed to be the biggest private collection of all things royal in Britain. Now, she dedicates different rooms to the Queen, Princess Diana and the younger royals. Her living room, focusing on Prince William, his wife Catherine and their son Prince George, is crammed. 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 »

  • William Set To Train As Air Ambulance Pilot
    William Set To Train As Air Ambulance Pilot Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Prince William has started work with the company operating the East Anglian Air Ambulance - and will fly rescue missions this summer. William, a former RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot, has begun work at Bond Air Services, which runs air ambulance operations in the UK. Kensington Palace said in a short statement: "The Duke of Cambridge has today started work as an employee of Bond Air Services. "Over the coming months he will undertake job-specific training before he begins piloting missions for East Anglian Air Ambulance during the summer. More »

  • Prince William starts new job in the skies
    Prince William starts new job in the skies Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Britain's Prince William took up his new job as an air ambulance pilot on Monday, though he will only start flying rescue missions later this year, his office said. More »

  • Prince William starts work as helicopter ambulance pilot Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has started his new job — working as air ambulance helicopter pilot. More »

  • Britain's Kate makes last royal visit before birth
    Britain's Kate makes last royal visit before birth Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate visited a charity in London on Friday on what media said would be her last public engagement before she gives birth. 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 »

  • 4 journalists from UK Sun acquitted of bribery charges
    4 journalists from UK Sun acquitted of bribery charges Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Four senior journalists at the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun were cleared Friday of bribing defense officials for tips, including information about Prince William and his brother Harry at Sandhurst military academy. More »

  • 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 »