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  • Kate Middleton royal baby: The names Duchess of Cambridge must avoid like the …
    Kate Middleton royal baby: The names Duchess of Cambridge must avoid like the … Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The Duchess of Cambridge is due to have her baby any day now: diehard royalists are already camped outside the Lindo Wing with only a thermos and a curly sandwich to sustain them, and bookies are laying odds on everything from the newborn's gender, time of birth and most feverishly of all, what name will be bestowed upon it. As anyone with a bump will tell you, one of the few pleasures of pregnancy is whiling away four zillion hours contemplating baby names - from the adventurous to the downright ludicrous. Quite possibly, the Duke and Duchess are obsessively trawling the Mumsnet baby name finder as I write - let's hope so because there are potential pitfalls at every turn when it comes to baby names and lots to bear in mind. More »

  • Still possessing record, Radcliffe ready for final marathon
    Still possessing record, Radcliffe ready for final marathon Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — In front of Buckingham Palace, Paula Radcliffe will cross the finish line and bid farewell on Sunday. More »

  • Snakes and ladders of fourth place in the royal family
    Snakes and ladders of fourth place in the royal family Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Prince William's second child, due later this month, will be born fourth in line to the throne, which can prove a tricky place to be. More »

  • Snakes and ladders of fourth place in Britain's royal family
    Snakes and ladders of fourth place in Britain's royal family Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Prince William's second child, due later this month, will be born fourth in line to the British throne, which can prove a tricky place to be. More »

  • ‘He’s not welcome’: Prince Charles faces protests on visit to Sligo
    ‘He’s not welcome’: Prince Charles faces protests on visit to Sligo Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Republican and anti-war groups will be waiting to greet the Prince when he visits next month. More »

  • Prince Charles And Camilla To Visit Ireland
    Prince Charles And Camilla To Visit Ireland Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are set to make their first official joint visit to Ireland next month. The royal couple will spend four days in Ireland between 19 and 22 May, and will also visit Northern Ireland during the same period, Clarence House has revealed. In April last year, Charles and Camilla welcomed Irish President Michael D Higgins to the UK as part of the Irish State Visit. The Prince has officially visited Ireland on two occasions - in May 1995 and February 2002. More »

  • Prince William goes on leave ahead of birth
    Prince William goes on leave ahead of birth Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Britain's Prince William has gone on leave from his job as an air ambulance pilot after completing his training early, royal officials said Tuesday, days before the expected birth of his second child. More »

  • Prince Charles and Camilla are coming to Ireland
    Prince Charles and Camilla are coming to Ireland Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The pair will visit next month. More »

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  • Prince Harry gets airborne and into Australia's Outback
    Prince Harry gets airborne and into Australia's Outback Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Prince Harry completes the first two weeks of a stint with the Australian Army on Sunday, training in bush survival skills, spending time on helicopter duties and playing wheelchair Aussie Rules football. More »

  • Britain's Prince Harry plans New Zealand visit in May Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry is planning a weeklong visit to New Zealand next month that will include a stop on remote Stewart Island, population 378. More »

  • Toddler Prince George prepares to share the spotlight
    Toddler Prince George prepares to share the spotlight Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    After 21 blissful months of one-on-one care, world media attention and carefree splashing in the Buckingham Palace pool, Prince George is facing a spot of upheaval in his gilded life -- a sibling. More »

  • Belgian prince attacks 'Stasi' royal family for sabotaging career
    Belgian prince attacks 'Stasi' royal family for sabotaging career Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Prince Laurent, brother to Belgium's King Philippe, attacked the royal family and their entourage Thursday, saying they were like the Stasi secret police and had sabotaged his career for years. 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 »

  • Hip agony Duke 'to be discharged'
    Hip agony Duke 'to be discharged' Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    The Queen's cousin the Duke of Kent is expected to be discharged from hospital later today after being treated for a dislocated hip, Buckingham Palace has said. More »

  • Duke Of Kent In Hospital After Hip Injury
    Duke Of Kent In Hospital After Hip Injury Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    The Duke of Kent has been taken to hospital after suffering a hip injury, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. He was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Sunday. More »

  • Duke of Kent in hospital with hip injury
    Duke of Kent in hospital with hip injury Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II's cousin the Duke of Kent was taken to hospital after suffering a hip injury, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. More »

  • Prince Harry meets Australian public at start of army trip
    Prince Harry meets Australian public at start of army trip Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry joked and chatted with an enthusiastic crowd Monday at his only scheduled public appearance during a monthlong embedment with Australia's army, declaring pride in his ginger hair and telling a self-obsessed younger generation that "selfies are bad." More »

  • Britain's Prince Harry in Australia for army stint
    Britain's Prince Harry in Australia for army stint Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Prince Harry reported for duty with the Australian Army on Monday to begin an "authentic" experience featuring bush patrols and indigenous engagement, as he prepares to retire from the British military. More »

  • British Prince Harry reports for duty in Australia next week
    British Prince Harry reports for duty in Australia next week Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prince Harry arrives in Australia's national capital next week to begin four weeks of training with the Australian army before the British royal ends his decade-long military career. More »

  • Prince Harry to embed with Australian army from Monday
    Prince Harry to embed with Australian army from Monday Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Prince Harry will begin a month-long attachment with the Australian Army on Monday, officials said, spending time on bush patrols, working with an indigenous regiment and possibly flying helicopters. More »

  • Here's what the Queen has to say about Cameron's hung parliament pl …
    Here's what the Queen has to say about Cameron's hung parliament pl … Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Scene: A drawing room at Buckingham Palace. The Queen seated, quietly playing Angry Birds while Corgis gambol around her. More »

  • Parliament Dissolved: Election Race Begins
    Parliament Dissolved: Election Race Begins Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    David Cameron said in five years he had put Britain "back on her feet again" as he formally fired the starting gun on the election race after a meeting with the Queen. Speaking on the steps of Number 10 after returning from Buckingham Palace where he asked the Queen to dissolve Parliament, Mr Cameron said voters face a "stark choice" between him and Ed Miliband. With 38 days to go until the election, the Conservatives would offer strong leadership and a country that was safe and secure but Mr Miliband would offer a country mired in "economic chaos". And he warned that if voters put Mr Miliband in Number 10 working families would face a £3,000 tax hike. 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 »

  • Cameron meets Queen, starts knife-edge election campaign
    Cameron meets Queen, starts knife-edge election campaign Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigning in Britain's closest election in decades began on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her parliament had been dissolved, teeing up a fraught battle to govern a $2.8 trillion (1.88 trillion pounds) economy. Cameron made the journey to Buckingham Palace to see the monarch in an armoured limousine as TV crews buzzed overhead, a formality marking the end of five years of coalition government between his Conservatives and the centre-left Liberal Democrats. Britain excels at set-piece constitutional events. Standing in front of his Downing Street office after meeting the Queen, Cameron told voters he had presided over an economic recovery that needed cementing. More »

  • Cameron challenged on Labour claim
    Cameron challenged on Labour claim Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    David Cameron's General Election campaign ran into its first setback within hours of his visit to Buckingham Palace to inform the Queen of the dissolution of Parliament, as a respected economic think tank challenged his claim that a Labour victory would result in tax rises of more than £3,000 for every working family. More »

  • UK's Cameron meets Queen, starts knife-edge election campaign
    UK's Cameron meets Queen, starts knife-edge election campaign Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigning in Britain's closest election in decades began on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her parliament had been dissolved, teeing up a fraught battle to govern a $2.8 trillion economy. Cameron made the journey to Buckingham Palace to see the monarch in an armored limousine as TV crews buzzed overhead, a formality marking the end of five years of coalition government between his Conservatives and the center-left Liberal Democrats. Britain excels at set-piece constitutional events. Standing in front of his Downing Street office after meeting the Queen, Cameron told voters he had presided over an economic recovery that needed cementing. More »

  • PM Heads To Palace As Election Battle Begins
    PM Heads To Palace As Election Battle Begins Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    David Cameron will make a short trip from Downing Street to Buckingham Palace today to ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament. The final act of pomp and ceremony of his coalition government will be followed by a statement from the Prime Minister on the steps of Number 10 in which he will say the country faces "a stark choice" between the Conservatives and Labour. "Or you can choose the economic chaos of Ed Miliband's Britain - over £3,000 in higher taxes for every working family to pay for more welfare and out-of-control spending. Labour leader Mr Miliband joined shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna and shadow chancellor Ed Balls for the launch of Labour's business manifesto at Bloomberg. More »

  • Election 2015: Parliament dissolved and polls split as crunch campaign begi …
    Election 2015: Parliament dissolved and polls split as crunch campaign begi … Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Britain's 2015 general election campaign is formally underway as parliament is dissolved ahead of the crunch poll on 7 May. Prime Minister David Cameron will travel to Buckingham Palace for his ceremonial meeting with the Queen, during which she gives her permission for parliament to be dissolved and the election campaign begin. Polls suggest this will be a knife-edge election between the Conservative and Labour parties, with a host of minor challengers gaining more support than ever before. A survey by ComRes on behalf of ITV showed the Conservatives on 36%, Labour 32%, Lib Dems 9%, Ukip 12%, Greens 5% and other parties on 7%. More »

  • UK's Cameron to meet queen, formally start knife-edge election campaign
    UK's Cameron to meet queen, formally start knife-edge election campaign Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron meets Queen Elizabeth following parliament's dissolution, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion economy. In a ritual steeped in tradition, Cameron will be driven to Buckingham Palace for an audience with the monarch ahead of a May 7 ballot, a formality marking the symbolic end of five years of coalition government between Cameron's Conservatives and the centre-left Liberal Democrats. Hours later, Cameron, who says he wants another term in office "to finish the job", is expected to lead an election rally in rural England, after warning voters they face "a stark choice" between economic competence and chaos. The opposition Labour Party is due to present its business policies, warning Cameron's Europe stance poses a "clear and present" danger. More »

  • Cameron to meet queen, formally call knife-edge election
    Cameron to meet queen, formally call knife-edge election Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Queen Elizabeth dissolves parliament at Prime Minister David Cameron's behest, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion (1.9 trillion pound) economy. In a ritual steeped in tradition, Cameron will be driven to Buckingham Palace to ask the monarch's approval to dissolve parliament ahead of a May 7 ballot, a formality marking the symbolic end of five years of coalition government between Cameron's Conservatives and the centre-left Liberal ... More »

  • Britain to release Prince Charles 'black spider memos'
    Britain to release Prince Charles 'black spider memos' Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Britain's top court on Thursday ruled that secret letters from Prince Charles to government ministries should be published, in a potential setback for the monarchy seen as a victory for media freedoms. More »

  • UK's top court upholds disclosure of Prince Charles' letters Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court Thursday paved the way for the public release of 27 hotly contested memos written by Prince Charles to government ministers. More »

  • Prince Charles 'Black Spider Memos' Ruling Due
    Prince Charles 'Black Spider Memos' Ruling Due Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The UK's highest appeal court is set to rule whether the government acted unlawfully by preventing the release of Prince Charles' so-called "black spider memos". The judgement from the Supreme Court is the latest step in a fierce 10-year legal battle to establish what the Prince has written to politicians about, and whether in the process he has overstepped the mark of political neutrality. In 2005, Guardian journalist Rob Evans submitted a Freedom of Information request to find out how many letters Prince Charles had written to MPs between September 2004 and April 2005. "There's a lot of talk and speculation about what Prince Charles writes to the Government about and I just think actually we should get to see those letters and be able to make up our own minds, whether or not we think he should be doing that and whether or not they're important," he said. More »