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  • Kate Middleton and Prince William Meet Youth Lifeguards in Sydney
    Kate Middleton and Prince William Meet Youth Lifeguards in Sydney Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited one of Australia's stunning beaches where they met some of the city's young life guards. Accompanied by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, William and Kate watched a surf life-saving demonstration by the New South Wales Surf Life-Saving Nippers' club. Meanwhile, surrounded by 96 life-savers all dressed in distinctive pinks vests, Prince William joked as he was greeted by them: "You've got freezing hands." Junior life saver Robbie Worner, 13, said the royal couple asked his advice about training Prince George as a surfer. More »

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William Meet Children at Bear Cottage Hospice
    Kate Middleton and Prince William Meet Children at Bear Cottage Hospice Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Kate Middleton and Prince William were moved to tears as they met a dying baby the same age as Prince George at an Australian hospice. The royal couple were visiting the Bear Cottage Hospice in Manly, Sydney where they met 9-month-old Max McIntyre. New parents themselves, William and Kate struggled to hold back their tears as they met the toddler and his parents. Max's parents, journalists Amy and Rob McIntyre recounted the Duke and Duchesses emotional visit saying: "Kate and William were fighting back tears when we told them about Max. They could totally see themselves in us, as both our sons were born around the same time. More »

  • No royal family this year, but here’s what’s happening at today’s Easter Rising …
    No royal family this year, but here’s what’s happening at today’s Easter Rising … Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The President will lead this morning’s 98th anniversary event, which concludes with an Air Corps fly past. More »

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton in Australia's Blue Mountains
    Prince William and Kate Middleton in Australia's Blue Mountains Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Prince William stood at the edge of a sheer cliff in the Blue Mountains, while Kate Middleton stayed well back on safer ground. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stopped in the Blue Mountains town of Winmalee to meet with firefighters and locals affected by wildfires that swept through the region in 2013, destroying more than 200 homes. William and Kate also visited a Girl Guides hall, where they planted a tree, and took in the sweeping views of the mountains. More »

  • Kate Middleton Honours Australia in Yellow Dress but William Calls her ' …
    Kate Middleton Honours Australia in Yellow Dress but William Calls her ' … Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Kate Middleton, carrying her son Prince George and accompanied by Prince William, touched down in Sydney in a shining yellow dress. The Duchess who arrived at Sydney airport on Wednesday wore a radiant yellow dress by London-based Serbian fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic. The dress was Kate's honour to the nation as yellow is one of the national colours of Australia. However, Prince William didn't seem too pleased with his wife's outfit, which she apparently changed in-flight when flying from Wellington. More »

  • Royal Tour in Pictures: Kate Middleton, Prince William and Baby George Arrive …
    Royal Tour in Pictures: Kate Middleton, Prince William and Baby George Arrive … Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Prince William and Kate Middleton, accompanied by their son Prince George, arrived in Sydney late Wednesday afternoon. William, Kate and George flew from New Zealand to Australia, on the second leg of their three-week Pacific trip. Eight-month-old George, who is on his first tour abroad along with his parents, stole the limelight at Sydney airport as he did at Wellington airport in New Zealand. More »

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas: Couple Attending a Wedding Together in US?
    Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas: Couple Attending a Wedding Together in US? Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Contrary to previous reports, looks like Prince Harry's long-time girlfriend Cressida Bonas will be accompanying him to a wedding in US after all. Earlier reports indicated that all was not well between the couple as the royal was seen attending formal events sans Bonas. However, recent rumours suggest that Bonas is set to join her royal boyfriend of two years when he makes his way to the United States for a wedding in Memphis next month, reports Enstars. Reportedly, the two royal brothers are ushers at this wedding of their good friend Guy Pelly who is getting married to Lizzy Wilson, the granddaughter of the founder of Holiday Inn hotel franchise. More »

  • Proud Father Prince William Can't Resist Talking About Baby George
    Proud Father Prince William Can't Resist Talking About Baby George Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    As Prince William and Kate Middleton' engagements in New Zealand ended with their visit to Christchurch on Monday, it has emerged that the Duke of Cambridge couldn't resist talking about their son Prince George throughout the tour. Speaking to guests during a state reception at Wellington's Government House, the 31-year-old proud father joked about George saying he saw the little prince doing haka, a traditional dance of the Maori people of New Zealand. "I hope that George doesn't keep you up, he has been known to be particularly vocal at 3am and I swear I heard him doing the haka this morning," Prince William said. More »

  • Kate Middleton Encouraged to Have More Children Amid New Pregnancy Rumours
    Kate Middleton Encouraged to Have More Children Amid New Pregnancy Rumours Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    As fresh pregnancy rumours caught William and Kate in New Zealand, the Duchess of Cambridge has been encouraged to have siblings for Prince George.Reuters Kate Middleton has been motivated to increase her family by having more children as Prince William's remarks sparked fresh pregnancy rumours of the Duchess during New Zealand tour. On accepting New Zealand's official gift for Prince George from Cynthia Read, who knitted a merino wool shawl, the Duke reportedly told her: "You might have to make another one soon!" More »

  • Royal Tour in Pictures: Kate Middleton Changes Three Dresses in a Day
    Royal Tour in Pictures: Kate Middleton Changes Three Dresses in a Day Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Kate Middleton seemed to have her most happening fashion moment of the royal tour on Sunday. The Duchess of Cambridge, who is on a 19-day official visit to New Zealand and Australia along with Prince William and Prince George, had three dress changes on 13 April. On their seventh day in New Zealand, William and Kate carried out a number of engagements in Dunedin and Queenstown. Kate opted for a turquoise Emilia Wickstead dress to start her day in Dunedin, which is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region. More »

  • Kate Middleton Ends New Zealand Tour on Chic Note with Red Dress, Heels and …
    Kate Middleton Ends New Zealand Tour on Chic Note with Red Dress, Heels and … Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    She has already shown the world that she could play volleyball in heels but Kate Middleton now seems to have got this expertise in other games as well. The Duchess of Cambridge took Christchurch in style when she played a game of cricket in heels on the eighth day of royal tour on 14 April. Christchurch is the last leg of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal tour of New Zealand. Prince William, Kate Middleton and royal baby George will retire privately for a day in the country before embarking on their next leg of tour, Australia, on 16 April. More »

  • Kate Middleton Shares Details of Prince George's Routine on New Zealand …
    Kate Middleton Shares Details of Prince George's Routine on New Zealand … Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Kate Middleton has shared details of Prince George's routine during the family's tour of New Zealand, saying she feeds him breakfast and puts him to bed every night. The Duchess of Cambridge said she has fed George every morning so far on their trip, and has been home to bathe him and put him to bed, the New Zealand Herald reports. Speaking to Clemency Wright, the wife of the bishop Rt Rev Dr Kelvin Wright, Kate said it took George three days to get over his jet lag flying from the UK to New Zealand. Kate also spoke to Robyn Madden, whose husband conducted the choir for the service: "We chatted a little about George and jet lag." More »

  • Edna Kiplagat wins her 1st women's London Marathon Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Two-time world champion Edna Kiplagat won the London Marathon for the first time in a sprint finish in front of Buckingham Palace on Sunday. More »

  • Kate Middleton Pregnant? William Sparks Speculation of Second Royal Baby
    Kate Middleton Pregnant? William Sparks Speculation of Second Royal Baby Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Just a few weeks ago, Prince William denied reports that Kate Middleton was expecting a second baby. The Duchess of Cambridge was being carefully scrutinised on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after husband Prince William hinted that a second baby is on the way, according to an AFP report. So far, during the royal tour, eight-month-old son Prince George has been the centre of attention, but Prince William suggested during a walkabout in the North Island town of Cambridge that there may soon be another royal baby to share the limelight, reports NDTV. According to reports, it was during a meeting with Cynthia Read, who knitted the merino wool shawl - New Zealand's official gift for young Prince George - that the prince said: "You might have to make another one soon!" More »

  • Kate Middleton Pregnant? Prince William Sparks Speculation of Second Royal  …
    Kate Middleton Pregnant? Prince William Sparks Speculation of Second Royal  … Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Just a few weeks ago, Prince William denied reports that Kate Middleton was expecting a second baby. The Duchess of Cambridge was being carefully scrutinised on her New Zealand tour Sunday, after husband Prince William hinted that a second baby is on the way, according to an AFP report. So far, during the royal tour, eight-month-old son Prince George has been the centre of attention, but Prince William suggested during a walkabout in the North Island town of Cambridge that there may soon be another royal baby to share the limelight, reports NDTV. According to reports, it was during a meeting with Cynthia Read, who knitted the merino wool shawl - New Zealand's official gift for young Prince George - that the prince said: "You might have to make another one soon!" More »

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William Receive Royal Welcome as New Zealand Town …
    Kate Middleton and Prince William Receive Royal Welcome as New Zealand Town … Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received a Royal welcome as they arrived in Cambridge, New Zealand. Dressed in a $3,000 wool-crepe emerald green Allie coat, by Turkish-English designer Erdem, Kate looked radiant, however she revealed that while she liked it "William thought it was bit bright." Hamilton local Pam McCaroll, who had waited to meet the royal couple, showed the Duchess a small statuette of herself cradling Prince George as a newborn baby, much to the amusement of the royal. The royal couple had earlier paid their respects at a memorial to the town's war dead after setting off for separate engagements, with the Duke visiting an aeronautical company and the Duchess visiting a children's hospice, Rainbow Place in Hamilton. More »

  • Royal New Zealand Tour in Photos: Kate Middleton Visits Children's Hosp …
    Royal New Zealand Tour in Photos: Kate Middleton Visits Children's Hosp … Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    On the sixth day of their tour of New Zealand, Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived at the town of Hamilton, travelling from Auckland. The Duke of Cambridge was given a tour of an aircraft factory, while Kate Middleton was shown around a children's hospice, her first solo engagement. Wearing a green Erdem coat over a green and white Suzannah dress, Kate was shown around the Rainbow Place children's hospice in Hamilton. The royal couple then went to the nearby town of Cambridge where they laid a wreath at a war memorial to commemorate New Zealand's war dead. More »

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas Split: Why is Royal Attending Formal Events …
    Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas Split: Why is Royal Attending Formal Events … Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Looks like Prince Harry and long-time girlfriend Cressida Bonas are still a bit apprehensive about making public appearances together as a couple. Bonas is not accompanying the Prince even for formal engagements like weddings. According to Enstars, Prince Harry will soon be heading to the US for a good friend's nuptials but it appears he's leaving Bonas in London. "Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton sans Bonas are scheduled to be in Memphis for a wedding next month. More »

  • Royal Tour in Pictures: Kate Middleton Stuns in Green Erdem Coat in New Zea …
    Royal Tour in Pictures: Kate Middleton Stuns in Green Erdem Coat in New Zea … Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Kate Middleton's sixth dress for the royal tour saw her in a stunning green outfit. As reported earlier, the Duchess of Cambridge will have more than 30 dress changes during her 19-day official tour of New Zealand and Australia. On the sixth day of the royal tour in New Zealand, Kate donned a green Erdem coat as she arrived at Hamilton airport along with Prince William. The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Pacific Aerospace plant near Hamilton and later went to Cambridge to open the new National Cycling Centre of Excellence, also known as the Avantidrome. More »

  • Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all
    Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - "You're virtually there" is a common shout of encouragement to ailing runners in the London marathon but thanks to a new "interactive 3D experience" athletes the world over will be able to navigate the course from the comfort of their own treadmill. Marathon organisers have combined with established treadmill video producers Paofit to create the new system that combines HD video of the entire 26.2 mile, icon-studded route with virtual reality avatars. "It's a fantastic innovation," race director Hugh Brasher told Reuters on Friday shortly before running a treadmill mile as part of the system's official launch. "You can see the famous landmarks of the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace and even experience the thrill of the finish on The Mall. More »

  • Athletics-Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) - "You're virtually there" is a common shout of encouragement to ailing runners in the London marathon but thanks to a new "interactive 3D experience" athletes the world over will be able to navigate the course from the comfort of their own treadmill. Marathon organisers have combined with established treadmill video producers Paofit to create the new system that combines HD video of the entire 26.2 mile, icon-studded route with virtual reality avatars. "It's a fantastic innovation," race director Hugh Brasher told Reuters on Friday shortly before running a treadmill mile as part of the system's official launch. "You can see the famous landmarks of the Cutty Sark, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace and even experience the thrill of the finish on The Mall. More »

  • So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye
    So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The state visit to England moves to Coventry today, before coming home. More »

  • Kate Middleton Repeats Outfit on Royal Tour: Dress No. Five in Pictures
    Kate Middleton Repeats Outfit on Royal Tour: Dress No. Five in Pictures Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The Duchess of Cambridge, who is known for repeating dresses unlike other royals, totally went casual defying earlier reports that she would sport only regal ensembles on the 19-day tour of New Zealand and Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended two events in Auckland on the fifth day of their visit. The royal couple first met Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) staff and their families at the Whenuapai Airbase. Their Royal Highnesses then sailed around Auckland Harbour on America's Cup yacht in a race with each other. More »

  • Kate Middleton Rules the Waves and Beats Prince William in Auckland Yacht R …
    Kate Middleton Rules the Waves and Beats Prince William in Auckland Yacht R … Fri, Apr 11, 2014

     Kate Middleton beat her husband Prince William as they raced America's Cup yachts on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. More »

  • Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor
    Take Two: The Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands at Windsor Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    It’s the second time they’ve shaken hands — and therefore implicitly less historic this time around. Still though… More »

  • What gifts did Michael D present the Royal Family with, on our behalf?
    What gifts did Michael D present the Royal Family with, on our behalf? Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    What do you get for the family that has everything? Well, here’s what… More »

  • Kate Middleton Honours New Zealand in Silver Fern Gown: Dress No. Four in P …
    Kate Middleton Honours New Zealand in Silver Fern Gown: Dress No. Four in P … Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Kate Middleton, who is on a 19-day tour of New Zealand and Australia along with Prince William, changed two dresses on the fourth day of the royal tour. The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to be seen in more than 30 dresses during the tour that began on 7 April. Kate's second dress for Thursday evening gala which was also her fourth dress of the tour was an honour to New Zealand. The 32-year-old Catherine wore a black evening dress embroidered with silver ferns to attend a state reception held in the honour of Their Royal Highnesses at the Government House in Wellington. More »

  • Kate Middleton's 30 Dresses for the Royal Tour: Dress No. Three in Pict …
    Kate Middleton's 30 Dresses for the Royal Tour: Dress No. Three in Pict … Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    As the royal tour continued for the fourth day, Kate Middleton donned another stunning outfit to embrace her engagement in New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the town of Blenheim, which is one of the stops on their 19-day royal tour of New Zealand and Australia. The royal couple laid a wreath at the war memorial in Seymour Square in the town and also visited Omaka Aviation Heritage Center, where they were gifted a flying hat for Prince George. A cheering crowd gathered to get a glimpse of the new mum but Kate enjoyed talking to little girls and babies. More »

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton Meet Hobbit Director Sir Peter Jackson in …
    Prince William and Kate Middleton Meet Hobbit Director Sir Peter Jackson in … Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Prince William and Kate Middleton were greeted by thousands of excited locals as they arrived in the town of Blenheim, New Zealand. Kate and William laid a wreath at the town's war memorial, and met veterans. Kate chatted to Wilton Sterritt, who served in the Royal New Zealand Navy during WWII. He showed Kate a photo of himself with Prince Philip during the Commonwealth Games in 1974. More »

  • How Kate Middleton and Prince William are Hands-on Parents, Reveal Kiwis
    How Kate Middleton and Prince William are Hands-on Parents, Reveal Kiwis Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    As Prince William and Kate Middleton took Prince George to his first royal engagement in Wellington, those present at the event have revealed how the royal couple has been hands-on parents. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince George, joined a baby playgroup at Government House in Wellington on the third day of their 19-day royal tour of New Zealand and Australia. According to parents who met the royal couple and Prince George at the event, Prince William is always there to help his wife. 'We talked to the Duke and Duchess about parenting - and to the Duchess about her role as both a mother and a royal," said Sheila Lemalie, a mother of a toddler, according to Clarence House. More »

  • Kate Middleton's 30 Dresses for Royal Tour: Dress No. Two in Pictures
    Kate Middleton's 30 Dresses for Royal Tour: Dress No. Two in Pictures Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Kate Middleton's second outfit on the royal tour had the Duchess of Cambridge back to her style statement that has always been simpler than regal, and yet elegant. The 32-year-old Kate wore her second dress on the third day of the tour as on the second day she privately retired with Prince William and baby George in Wellington, New Zealand. The Duchess wore black and white printed dress by Tory Burch for her engagement at Government House in Wellington along with William and George. The knee-length dress by the American fashion designer gave Kate a casually aesthetic look that seemed perfect for the occasion, which was a meeting with nurse and parents' group of Plunket, New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five. More »

  • Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising comm …
    Taoiseach: I would like to see the Queen visit Ireland for 1916 Rising comm … Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Meanwhile, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that commemorating all events from the period around 1916 needs to be considered by both governments. More »

  • Prince George Can't Stop Adoring Kate Middleton at His First Royal Engagement …
    Prince George Can't Stop Adoring Kate Middleton at His First Royal Engagement … Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Prince George has attended his first royal engagement along with his parents in Wellington, New Zealand. Prince William, Kate Middleton and baby George are on a 19-day royal tour of New Zealand and Australia. At his first royal event at Government House in Wellington, eight-month-old George met a number of babies his age. This was a nurse and parents' group event by Plunket, which is New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five. More »

  • Kate Middleton's 30 Dresses for Royal Tour: Dress No. One in Pictures
    Kate Middleton's 30 Dresses for Royal Tour: Dress No. One in Pictures Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Kate Middleton carries Prince George while disembarking from plane at Wellington Military Terminal in New Zealand on the first day of their official overseas visit.Reuters Kate Middleton, who is currently on a 19-day trip to New Zealand and Australia along with Prince William and Prince George, will reportedly have over 30 dress changes during the tour. The first outfit which Kate wore to arrive in New Zealand on Monday morning gave only a hint at the Duchess of Cambridge's style statement over the coming days. More »

  • Kate Middleton Kicks Off New Zealand Royal Tour With Wardrobe Malfunction
    Kate Middleton Kicks Off New Zealand Royal Tour With Wardrobe Malfunction Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Kate Middleton suffered a slight wardrobe malfunction as she landed in New Zealand as part of the royal couple's three-week Pacific nations tour. A strong gust of wind blew her dress and coat right up, catching the Duchess off guard as she stepped down the airplane with her son, Prince George. The Duchess of Cambridge clearly did not expect the tour to start on such a note. The Duchess is known for her conservative and chic fashion sense but she almost showed off way more than she bargained for as she made a grand entrance, coming off the plane at Wellington Airport in New Zealand on 7 April to kick off the three-week royal tour. More »