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Royal Belt-Tightening Sees Palace Job Cuts

Royal Belt-Tightening Sees Palace Job Cuts

Buckingham Palace has admitted staff have been made redundant as part of a cost-cutting drive. But a spokeswoman dismissed c…

  • Prince Charles visits great-uncle's IRA murder site
    Prince Charles visits great-uncle's IRA murder site Wed, May 20, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles spoke of "anguish" at the murder of his godfather by IRA paramilitaries in 1979 as he became the first royal to visit the assassination site in Ireland on Wednesday. More »

  • “The grandfather I never had…” Prince Charles visits site of attack on Lord …
    “The grandfather I never had…” Prince Charles visits site of attack on Lord … Wed, May 20, 2015

    The Prince and his wife Camilla visited the village of Mullaghmore as they continued their four day visit. More »

  • Prince Charles shares pain of losing great-uncle Lord Mountbatten to IRA at …
    Prince Charles shares pain of losing great-uncle Lord Mountbatten to IRA at … Wed, May 20, 2015

    During his visit to Ireland, Prince Charles spoke of his grief at losing his great-uncle in an Irish Republican Army bomb attack 36 years ago. Lord Mountbatten was killed in 1979 alongside three others, including a 14-year-old boy who was Charles's godson, when the IRA blew up a boat Mountbatten, who was a senior British military commander in the Second World War, was using during a holiday in the region. Charles was due to visit the site of the attack later on 20 May and during a visit to an arts centre in nearby Sligo, he addressed the pain both he and other families on the other side of the political divide had experienced during what are often referred to as The Troubles. More »

  • Gerry: Prince Charles and I don’t have much in common, but we’re both tree  …
  • Prince Charles to visit great-uncle's IRA murder site
    Prince Charles to visit great-uncle's IRA murder site Wed, May 20, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles will on Wednesday visit the site where his beloved great-uncle Earl Mountbatten was murdered by the Irish Republican Army paramilitary group in 1979. More »

  • Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader
    Britain's Prince Charles meets Irish republican leader Tue, May 19, 2015

    Prince Charles on Tuesday became the first British royal to meet Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, on a visit that will take him to the scene of his great-uncle's murder by the IRA. More »

  • Prince Charles Shakes Hands With Gerry Adams
    Prince Charles Shakes Hands With Gerry Adams Tue, May 19, 2015

    Prince Charles has become the first member of the Royal family to meet Gerry Adams - a man once deemed such a threat that his voice was banned from the British airwaves. He shook hands with the Sinn Fein president at the start of his first official tour of Ireland, where his great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten was assassinated by the IRA. It follows Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness shaking hands with the Queen in Belfast three years ago, and is seen as a sign of deepening relations between the UK and Ireland. More »

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  • Did the other parties try to stop Gerry Adams meeting Prince Charles?
  • Gerry Adams or Prince Charles? Who is the establishment’s biggest bogeyman?
    Gerry Adams or Prince Charles? Who is the establishment’s biggest bogeyman? Tue, May 19, 2015

    In 1994, Britons like me, who lived far from the conflict zone of Northern Ireland, heard Gerry Adams’s real voice for the first time after a six-year ban was repealed by the UK’s last majority Conservative government. As bizarre as it might seem now, it was a big deal – and lots of people were really curious about what the Sinn Fein leader and supposed devil-incarnate might sound like, rather than the actor paid to dub him during TV interviews. Far from the scary bogeyman the establishment might have us believe – in wilder moments I had imagined a darkly charismatic, silky-voiced hypnotist capable of enticing even affluent folk in the Home Counties to pick up an ArmaLite and begin waging a revolution - he sounded rather ordinary and typical of the long-suffering community from which he came. More »

  • Gerry Adams and Prince Charles in historic handshake
  • Prince Charles To Meet Gerry Adams In Ireland
    Prince Charles To Meet Gerry Adams In Ireland Tue, May 19, 2015

    Prince Charles will meet Gerry Adams later after the Sinn Fein leader accepted his invitation to an event in Galway. Three years after the Queen made her historic visit to Ireland, the heir to the throne is embarking upon his first official tour of the country. Her Majesty shook hands with Martin McGuinness, the Sinn Fein deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland,  but no member of the Royal Family has ever met Mr Adams, his party leader. More »

  • Here’s what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to in Ireland today
    Here’s what Prince Charles and Camilla will get up to in Ireland today Tue, May 19, 2015

    The party have stated that a “healing process” needs to be developed. More »

  • Kabbalah teacher Marcus Weston says Madonna's favourite mysticism has fan …
    Kabbalah teacher Marcus Weston says Madonna's favourite mysticism has fan … Mon, May 18, 2015

    A teacher of kabbalah has claimed that the ancient Jewish form of mysticism has fans in Buckingham Palace. London-based Marcus Weston told The Times that "members of the royal family" were being taught about the ancient belief system. Kabbalah came to prominence when it gained some celebrity adherents such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harry Styles, Elizabeth Taylor, Britney Spears and Demi Moore. More »

  • Prince Charles to meet Sinn Fein leaders during Ireland trip Mon, May 18, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — The Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party says its two senior figures will meet Prince Charles during his visit this week to Ireland in another groundbreaking event for peacemaking. More »

  • Queen To Visit Nazi Concentration Camp
    Queen To Visit Nazi Concentration Camp Mon, May 18, 2015

    The Queen will visit the site of the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp during a visit to Germany in June, Buckingham Palace has announced. The visit is scheduled to take place on the Queen's and the Duke of Edinburgh's four-day state trip beginning on 23 June. The Royal couple are due to visit several memorials at Bergen-Belsen, including one dedicated to Anne Frank, who died in the camp with her sister Margot. The Queen will also meet groups of survivors and liberators from the camp, as well as representatives from Jewish and Christian communities. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth II to visit Nazi camp where Anne Frank died
    Queen Elizabeth II to visit Nazi camp where Anne Frank died Sun, May 17, 2015

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is to visit the site of Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen during her state visit to Germany next month, Buckingham Palace said Sunday. More »

  • Three men charged as gardaí ramp up ahead of Prince Charles visit
    Three men charged as gardaí ramp up ahead of Prince Charles visit Sat, May 16, 2015

    A firearm and bomb parts had been found by gardaí. More »

  • Prince Harry shoots winning goal as New Zealand tour ends
    Prince Harry shoots winning goal as New Zealand tour ends Sat, May 16, 2015

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry finished a weeklong New Zealand tour Saturday in which he visited remote islands and engaged with indigenous Maori by paddling a traditional canoe and delivering a greeting in the native language. More »

  • Prince Harry ends New Zealand, Australia visit on winning note
    Prince Harry ends New Zealand, Australia visit on winning note Sat, May 16, 2015

    Britain's Prince Harry wrapped up a visit to New Zealand and Australia on Saturday by scoring the winning goal in a football match and proving he can help capture a crocodile. More »

  • Prince Harry in snap encounter with Australian crocodile
    Prince Harry in snap encounter with Australian crocodile Sat, May 16, 2015

    Britain's Prince Harry had a close encounter with a ferocious crocodile during his recent trip in Australia, with officials revealing Saturday he helped capture a 3.1 metre predator. More »

  • Rugby fan Prince Harry meets All Blacks on NZ tour
    Rugby fan Prince Harry meets All Blacks on NZ tour Fri, May 15, 2015

    Britain's Prince Harry met current and former All Blacks during his tour of New Zealand Friday and was presented with a jersey from the reigning world champions. More »

  • Ireland probes bombs found before Prince Charles visit
    Ireland probes bombs found before Prince Charles visit Thu, May 14, 2015

    Irish police on Thursday quizzed six men including a top dissident republican after finding two bombs ahead of a visit by Britain's Prince Charles, the police and news reports said on Thursday. More »

  • Paddling Prince Harry joins Maori canoe crew
    Paddling Prince Harry joins Maori canoe crew Thu, May 14, 2015

    Britain's Prince Harry experienced Maori culture in New Zealand on Thursday, joining a group of grass-skirted warriors for a canoe ride which left him "knackered". More »

  • Prince Charles loves Patagonian Toothfish, but hates badgers. So what? His letters …
    Prince Charles loves Patagonian Toothfish, but hates badgers. So what? His letters … Thu, May 14, 2015

    The Guardian’s success in this battle is undoubtedly a victory for those of us who would like to see greater transparency in government. Why, for example, was the former climate change-denying Environment Secretary Owen Patterson allowed to refuse an FOI request to reveal details about his meetings with the GM food lobby? Perhaps, most of all, we should be able to find out exactly how much influence the banks continue to exert on our government. More »

  • The Waka After The Haka For Prince Harry
    The Waka After The Haka For Prince Harry Thu, May 14, 2015

    Prince Harry has delivered a speech in Maori dialect and paddled in a traditional canoe during his New Zealand trip. He spent the day in Whanganui, the ancestral home of a number of different tribes on the country's North Island. After being welcomed on to the sacred land, Prince Harry delivered his first short speech of this tour in Maori dialect before returning to English to say his thank you to his hosts. He said: "It is a huge privilege to experience the hospitality and traditions for which Whanganui is renowned. More »

  • Bomb disposal team deal with four devices just days before Prince Charles v …
    Bomb disposal team deal with four devices just days before Prince Charles v … Thu, May 14, 2015

    Gardaí arrested six dissidents as activities by anti-terrorism gardaí step up. More »

  • Prince Harry speaks Maori on tour
    Prince Harry speaks Maori on tour Thu, May 14, 2015

    Prince Harry has spoken Maori in public as he was officially welcomed into the ancestral home of a number of different tribes. More »

  • Prince Charles letters show concern for badgers and fish
    Prince Charles letters show concern for badgers and fish Wed, May 13, 2015

    Letters by British heir to the throne Prince Charles dubbed the "black spider" memos were released on Wednesday following a 10-year press freedom battle amid concerns over royal neutrality. More »

  • Prince Harry performs the traditional haka in New Zealand
    Prince Harry performs the traditional haka in New Zealand Wed, May 13, 2015

    Prince Harry joined the soldiers of New Zealand's 1st Brigade on Wednesday (13 May) in performing a traditional military haka on the fifth day of his official tour of the country. After his visit to Odyssey House, he travelled by helicopter to Linton Army Camp at Palmerston North on the North Island where he got to drive an all-terrain vehicle and an armoured personnel carrier. Prince Harry ended his day with a game of touch rugby with students from Linton Camp School. More »

  • Prince Harry fires up for haka in New Zealand
    Prince Harry fires up for haka in New Zealand Wed, May 13, 2015

    Britain's Prince Harry performed a fearsome Maori war dance, or haka, and mingled with tattooed ex-convicts on his trip to New Zealand on Wednesday. More »

  • Prince Harry takes part in a haka
    Prince Harry takes part in a haka Wed, May 13, 2015

    Bulging eyes, tongues out and a deafening noise - the moment Prince Harry fully immersed himself in Maori culture when he took part in a military haka. More »

  • Queen tells guests of baby delight
    Queen tells guests of baby delight Tue, May 12, 2015

    The Queen told guests of her delight that the royal baby is a girl as she threw open the doors of Buckingham Palace for the first of this summer's garden parties. More »

  • Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published on Wedne …
    Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published on Wedne … Tue, May 12, 2015

    A series of potentially embarrassing letters written by Britain's Prince Charles to government ministers in 2004-2005 will be published on Wednesday, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king. The British government has long blocked disclosure of what it has called the "particularly frank" letters, but its veto on publication was declared unlawful by the Court of Appeal last year, a decision which was upheld by the Supreme Court in March. The 27 letters to ministers in seven government departments have been dubbed the 'black spider memos' because of the prince's scrawled handwriting. They will be published, with some redactions, after a ruling on Tuesday by the Upper Tribunal of Britain's Administrative Appeals Chamber that they should be released on Wednesday. More »

  • Prince Harry offers cupcakes, advice on New Zealand visit
    Prince Harry offers cupcakes, advice on New Zealand visit Tue, May 12, 2015

    Britain's Prince Harry handed out cupcakes and advice on ginger pride in New Zealand's second largest city Christchurch on Tuesday where he was reunited with a former matron he had not seen in years. More »