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  • Kate Middleton: Duchess of Cambridge to wear tiara at first state banquet
    Kate Middleton: Duchess of Cambridge to wear tiara at first state banquet Wed, Aug 19, 2015

    British princess and fashion icon Kate Middleton will be wearing a tiara for the third time since marrying Prince William, Hello! Magazine reported. The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to attend a Buckingham Palace banquet with her husband to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan to the UK. According to the online magazine, the duchess will be wearing a tiara for the black tie event in keeping with royal protocol. More »

  • Prince Harry to visit US, South Africa and Lesotho
    Prince Harry to visit US, South Africa and Lesotho Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    Prince Harry is to visit the United States, South Africa and Lesotho later this year on official visits, Kensington Palace announced on Tuesday. More »

  • Prince Harry to visit the US, South Africa and Lesotho
    Prince Harry to visit the US, South Africa and Lesotho Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry will visit the U.S. in the fall to promote the Invictus Games, the sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel. More »

  • Royal family accuses media of 'disturbing' harassment of Prince Geo …
    Royal family accuses media of 'disturbing' harassment of Prince Geo … Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    The royal family has issued a warning to media outlets which may be in possession of unauthorised paparazzi photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte after claims the prince had been harassed by photographers. Kensington Palace has released a scathing letter so people paying paparazzi photographers for their images of the royal children will be able to better understand the "distressing activity around a two-year-old boy that their money is fuelling". Photographers have been adopting tactics that had it difficult for royal staff to tell if someone was taking photos or intended to do more immediate harm, the letter claimed. More »

  • Letter reveals Prince Charles' dread of divorce
    Letter reveals Prince Charles' dread of divorce Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles dreaded the prospect of divorce a year before he wed Princess Diana, suggests a letter he wrote in 1980 that is up for sale in the United States. More »

  • Candid shots from Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding reception up for …
    Candid shots from Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding reception up for … Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    A collection of 14 original photographs at the wedding reception of Princess Diana and Prince Charles held at the Buckingham Palace on 29 July, 1981 following their wedding ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral is now up for sale in the US. The collection is from an assistant to English photographer Patrick Lichfield, the Queen's first cousin once removed, who was the only photographer allowed to take informal pictures of the royal family and their guests when they returned to Buckingham Palace, according to the BBC. More »

  • Silvio Berlusconi to sell £350m bunga bunga villa to Saudi royal family
    Silvio Berlusconi to sell £350m bunga bunga villa to Saudi royal family Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Controversial former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may sell the lavish Mediterranean villa where he hosted notorious parties to the Saudi Arabian royal family, Italian media reports. More »

  • Charles And Diana Wedding Photos On Sale
    Charles And Diana Wedding Photos On Sale Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Rare behind-the-scenes photographs from Charles and Diana's wedding are being auctioned in the US. The 12 images - seven black-and-white and five colour prints - are from the wedding reception at Buckingham Palace on 29 July, 1981. The photographs were originally owned by an assistant to English photographer Patrick Lichfield, later Lord Lichfield. More »

  • Prince Harry joins fight against poachers
    Prince Harry joins fight against poachers Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    Prince Harry is waging war against rhino poachers. The 30-year-old joined a specialist army unit on the South African game reserve of Kruger Park, battling gangs of criminals as part of the government's anti-poaching campaign, called Operation Corona. The Prince was secretly flown into the military camp where he has been going on night patrols as part of a three-month trip working for African conservation. More »

  • Isis: Fears of British jihadi VJ Day plot to assassinate the Queen
    Isis: Fears of British jihadi VJ Day plot to assassinate the Queen Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    Victory in Japan and the end of the Second World War. According to The Mail on Sunday, police and MI5 have received intelligence suggesting the assassination plot is being orchestrated from Syria by Islamic State commanders. The extremist plot is believed to involve explosions using deadly pressure cooker bombs with the intention of causing a high numbers of casualties, as thousands of members of the public are expected to line the streets around Whitehall and Westminster Abbey. More »

  • British newspaper 'used app to track Prince William'
    British newspaper 'used app to track Prince William' Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The Mail on Sunday says it tracked prince using app as he flew air ambulance helicopter in major royal security breach. More »

  • Secrets Of State Banquets At Buckingham Palace
    Secrets Of State Banquets At Buckingham Palace Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Buckingham Palace again opens its doors to the public this weekend - but this time it reveals the secrets of staging an elaborate state banquet. As part of this year's summer exhibition, visitors will get a glimpse of just what it takes to transform the palace's ballroom into a dining room fit for presidents and prime ministers. Anna Reynolds, a Royal Collection Trust curator, said attention to detail was crucial for a state banquet, with preparations beginning around six months ahead. More »

  • Buckingham Palace exhibition reveals secrets of Queen's banquets
    Buckingham Palace exhibition reveals secrets of Queen's banquets Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The secrets of staging a lavish Buckingham Palace state banquet are laid bare in a new summer exhibition. More »

  • BFI Investigates Queen 'Nazi Salute' Film Leak
    BFI Investigates Queen 'Nazi Salute' Film Leak Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The British Film Institute has launched an investigation into how footage of the Queen performing a Nazi salute came into the hands of The Sun newspaper. As a Buckingham Palace inquiry continues, the BFI confirmed it has been working to digitise private films from the royal household since 2012 - and some recordings date back to the 1920s. The BFI's National Archive has been responsible for the collection since the 1960s. More »

  • Palace 'could have released Queen's Nazi salute film'
    Palace 'could have released Queen's Nazi salute film' Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Footage showing the Queen performing a Nazi salute as a child could have been accidentally leaked by Buckingham Palace, it has been reported. More »

  • Palace Could Sue Over Queen 'Nazi Salute' Film
    Palace Could Sue Over Queen 'Nazi Salute' Film Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Buckingham Palace is considering legal action over the leak of a private film that shows the Queen doing a Nazi salute as a young child. The focus - according to a Royal source - is on exactly where the grainy 17-second film came from, who leaked it to the Sun newspaper, and why. Sky News understands the Palace is likely to be looking at whether the process leading to its publication could have involved criminal activity. More »

  • Palace considers legal action over leaked Queen Nazi salute film
    Palace considers legal action over leaked Queen Nazi salute film Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Buckingham Palace is considering taking legal action over leaked footage that shows the Queen as a child performing a Nazi salute with her family. More »

  • Palace officials defend Queen Elizabeth's Nazi salute
    Palace officials defend Queen Elizabeth's Nazi salute Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Buckingham Palace criticises Sun newspaper for publishing film of British queen making salute in 1933, aged about seven. More »

  • Palace defends footage of child Queen's Nazi salute
    Palace defends footage of child Queen's Nazi salute Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Buckingham Palace has defended footage from 1933 that shows a young Queen performing a Nazi salute with her family at Balmoral. More »

  • Actor John Hurt to be knighted by the Queen
    Actor John Hurt to be knighted by the Queen Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Actor Sir John Hurt, famed for his TV, stage and film roles, will be formally awarded a knighthood by the Queen today. More »

  • Duke Of Edinburgh Gaffes Again As He Asks East End Community Group: ‘Who Do …
    Duke Of Edinburgh Gaffes Again As He Asks East End Community Group: ‘Who Do … Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Prince Phillip was visiting the Chadwell Heath Community Centre during the Queen’s tour of Barking and Dagenham More »

  • Britain's Prince William takes off in new air ambulance job
    Britain's Prince William takes off in new air ambulance job Mon, Jul 13, 2015

    Prince William started his new job as an air ambulance pilot on Monday and was swiftly in the air on an emergency mission. More »

  • Queen Marks Battle Of Britain Anniversary
    Queen Marks Battle Of Britain Anniversary Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    The Queen has watched a flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and other members of the Royal Family in central London. The Battle of Britain was one of the most significant moments in British history. More »

  • Online star Domo visits the Queen
    Online star Domo visits the Queen Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    As Hyper Japan-mania reaches fever pitch this week, Domo, one of the internet's biggest superstars who isn't a Kardashian, has arrived in London to take in the sights before heading to the show. More »

  • Battle of Britain anniversary: Prince William unveils restored rare Spitfir …
    Battle of Britain anniversary: Prince William unveils restored rare Spitfir … Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Britain's Prince William unveiled a newly restored Spitfire plane donated to the Imperial War Museum (IWM) on 9 July. The Duke of Cambridge received the Supermarine Spitfire Mk1 N3200 at Duxford Second World War airfield after it was donated to the IWM by American entrepreneur philanthropist Thomas Kaplan. In May 1940, the plane's first and only mission was during Operation Dynamo, protecting the British troops at Dunkirk. More »

  • Kate Middleton’s ridey brother is distracting people from the tennis at Wim …
  • WWII Pilot 'Told Off' By Queen Meets Her Again
    WWII Pilot 'Told Off' By Queen Meets Her Again Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A Second World War Spitfire pilot has come face-to-face with the Queen more than 70 years after she told him off for sneaking off for a cigarette when she was a princess. Allan Scott, who is 94, said he brought up the incident with the Queen at a royal reception in Edinburgh but thankfully she smiled. His memory dates back to 1943 when, as a veteran of the Battle for Malta, he went to Buckingham Palace to be decorated by the King after shooting down five enemy aircraft. More »

  • Britain falls silent to remember 30 killed in Tunisian gun attack
    Britain falls silent to remember 30 killed in Tunisian gun attack Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Millions of people across Britain held a minute's silence on Friday on an official day of mourning to pay tribute to 30 Britons killed a week ago by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia, the country's worst loss of life in a militant attack in a decade. The Britons were among 38 killed when Saif Rezgui opened fire on holidaymakers at the resort of Sousse in the North African country. Flags on government buildings, UK embassies around the world and at Buckingham Palace in London flew at half mast while at airports, train stations and across the country, millions of Britons, including Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister David Cameron, fell silent at midday in memory of those killed. More »

  • Silent Tribute To Be Held For Tunisia Victims
    Silent Tribute To Be Held For Tunisia Victims Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    A minute's silence will be observed across the country at midday – one week on from the Tunisian terror attack which killed 30 British tourists. Flags are being flown at half-mast over Buckingham Palace and government buildings, as an RAF operation to repatriate their bodies continues. The Queen will be joining people across the country in the act of remembrance, and will mark the silence during a visit to the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. More »

  • Britain's Prince William hopes 'Lionesses' roar into final
    Britain's Prince William hopes 'Lionesses' roar into final Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Britain's Prince William surprised the England women's football team ahead of their World Cup semi-final against Japan in Canada later Wednesday with a phone call to the squad wishing them good luck for the match. More »

  • Palace doesn't look shabby - Corden
    Palace doesn't look shabby - Corden Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    James Corden has joked that Buckingham Palace "doesn't look too shabby" despite the Queen maybe having to move out to allow the historic building to be refurbished. More »

  • Buckingham Palace needs repairs; queen may have to leave
    Buckingham Palace needs repairs; queen may have to leave Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II may have to move out of Buckingham Palace during much-needed renovations to the residence, which has not been substantially redecorated since she took the throne in 1952, royal officials said Wednesday. More »

  • Queen may have to move for Buckingham Palace repairs
    Queen may have to move for Buckingham Palace repairs Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II may have to move out of Buckingham Palace to allow for much-needed repairs including taking out asbestos, replacing ageing boilers and rewiring, royal officials said on Wednesday. More »

  • Palace Refurb May Force Queen To Move Out
    Palace Refurb May Force Queen To Move Out Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    The Queen may need to relocate from Buckingham Palace while refurbishment work is carried out, according to royal sources. A royal source said the monarchy could expect an annual funding cut of between £1m and £1.5m if plans for further Scottish devolution are approved. More »

  • Prince Charles overseas trips cost Britain almost £1m: accounts
    Prince Charles overseas trips cost Britain almost £1m: accounts Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Official trips by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla cost the British public almost £1 million last year but total net royal funding remained constant, official accounts revealed Wednesday. More »