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  • Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William
    Setting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William 5 hours ago

    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 »

  • Prince William To Tackle China Wildlife Trade
    Prince William To Tackle China Wildlife Trade 17 hours ago

    Prince William has arrived in Beijing for the first visit to China of a senior British royal in three decades. The Duke of Cambridge, travelling without his heavily pregnant wife, will spend three days in the country visiting Beijing, Shanghai and an elephant sanctuary in Yunnan Province. The trip, which follows a four-day tour of Japan, is seen as the first significant test of the Prince's diplomatic skills. Trade will be one focus but he is also expected to tackle China's role in ending the illegal wildlife trade. More »

  • Prince William travels to tsunami-hit northeast Japan
    Prince William travels to tsunami-hit northeast Japan 20 hours ago

    Britain's Prince William on Sunday made a pilgrimage to port communities devastated by a huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, receiving origami paper cranes from survivors before the fourth anniversary of the disaster. More »

  • Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan
    Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    ISHINOMAKI, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William stood atop a hill in northeastern Japan on Sunday, and stretched below him was barren land known as the "Bay of Destruction," which was swept by a tsunami four years ago. More »

  • Prince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip
    Prince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region. More »

  • Prince William dons samurai gear on Japan tour
    Prince William dons samurai gear on Japan tour Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Britain's Prince William donned the trappings of feudal nobility in Japan Saturday, wearing the helmet and clothes of an ancient samurai during a tour of a TV studio. More »

  • Prince Harry To Leave Armed Forces
    Prince Harry To Leave Armed Forces Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Prince Harry is expected to leave the military later this year, according to Sky sources. He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. Sky's Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall said Prince Harry had a "pretty distinguished" career within the Armed Forces. "This is a natural time for Prince Harry to leave the Army. More »

  • Prince Harry set to leave army
    Prince Harry set to leave army Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Prince Harry is expected to leave the army this year, it emerged today. More »

  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince
    Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William, on his second day of a four-day trip to Japan, had tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable. More »

  • Kate-less Prince William kicks off Japan tour
    Kate-less Prince William kicks off Japan tour Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A beaming Prince William was greeted by hundreds of fans as he arrived for his first trip to Japan Thursday, before being whisked off for a nice cup of tea -- green tea, that is. More »

  • Prince William starts first Japan visit _ with green tea
    Prince William starts first Japan visit _ with green tea Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William had afternoon tea on his first visit to Japan on Thursday, but it was green and served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial art in a traditional tea house. More »

  • Prince William Qualifies As Air Ambulance Pilot
    Prince William Qualifies As Air Ambulance Pilot Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Prince William has arrived in Japan for a four-day visit to the country. His first stop was Tokyo, where he was being given a guided boat tour of some of the landmarks including the 2020 Olympic site and the Rainbow Bridge. He stopped off at the historic Hama Rikyu gardens, where he was served Japanese green tea in the traditional, ceremonial way by a Grand Master, considered a sign of respect. Shortly after the Duke of Cambridge touched down in Tokyo to begin his first tour of Japan and China, Kensington Palace announced that he had passed his air transport pilot’s licence exams. More »

  • Prince William to start first Japan visit with green tea Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William is set to have afternoon tea, but it will be green served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial art in a traditional tea house. More »

  • Beatrice on finance course in US
    Beatrice on finance course in US Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Princess Beatrice has started a finance course in the US, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. More »

  • Queen marks Magna Carta anniversary
    Queen marks Magna Carta anniversary Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    The Queen inspected a copy of the Magna Carta at a special reception at Buckingham Palace to mark its 800th anniversary. More »

  • Prince Charles to visit White House in March
    Prince Charles to visit White House in March Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    President Barack Obama will host Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla on March 19, for a visit designed to underscore "the special relationship" between the two nations, the White House announced on Friday. More »

  • Obama to meet at White House with Prince Charles, Camilla Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will host Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, at the White House in March. More »

  • Obama to host Britain's Prince Charles at White House on March 19
    Obama to host Britain's Prince Charles at White House on March 19 Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    US President Barack Obama will host Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla for talks in the Oval Office on March 19, the White House said Friday. More »

  • Column: Versatile Rooney is smart move for Man Utd history
    Column: Versatile Rooney is smart move for Man Utd history Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Before Wayne Rooney hangs up his boots, the decent thing would be for Buckingham Palace to invite over the Manchester United and England captain to give him a shiny medal. More »

  • Prince Charles Raises Saudi Blogger Case
    Prince Charles Raises Saudi Blogger Case Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    Prince Charles is thought to have raised the case of jailed blogger Raif Badawi with Saudi Arabia's new king. Mr Badawi was accused of insulting Islam and sentenced to 10 years and 1,000 lashes after setting up a website for Saudi liberals. "It is understood the issue was raised by the prince during his meeting with King Salman," the source said. Mr Badawi's first public flogging on 9 January attracted international condemnation. More »

  • Prince Charles: UK Youth Extremism 'Alarming'
    Prince Charles: UK Youth Extremism 'Alarming' Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    The Prince of Wales has voiced concern over the "alarming" radicalisation of young people in the UK. In a radio interview Prince Charles said the extent to which young people are becoming radicalised is one of the "greatest worries". "You think that the people who have come here, born here, go to school here, would abide by those values and outlooks," the Prince told BBC Radio 2's The Sunday Hour. The Prince landed in Jordan late on Saturday, where he is due to hold talks with King Abdullah II. More »

  • Prince Charles to tell Saudi king to halt blogger's flogging - report
    Prince Charles to tell Saudi king to halt blogger's flogging - report Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles will intervene in the case of a jailed Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes and urge Saudi Arabia's new king to halt the punishment, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. Charles embarked on a six-day tour of the Middle East this weekend beginning in Jordan and is expected to also visit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. More »

  • Prince Charles tours camp for Syrian refugees; UK raises aid
    Prince Charles tours camp for Syrian refugees; UK raises aid Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Prince Charles has toured a sprawling camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, chatting with residents and sampling tea and bread on a walk down the main road. More »

  • Prince Charles: Radicalisation of young UK Muslims 'alarming'
    Prince Charles: Radicalisation of young UK Muslims 'alarming' Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    In an unusually forthright interview, Prince Charles has spoken at his bewilderment and anger about the radicalisation of some young Muslims in Britain by Islamist fanatics. Speaking to Radio 2's The Sunday Hour, Charles also spoke out on behalf of Christians in the Middle East, who he says were in the Middle East before Islam existed. Thousands of young Britons are thought to have gone to Syria and Iraq to join militant groups like Isis, which have slaughtered thousands of Christians, Yazidi, Shia and even other Sunni Muslims. The Prince condemned the violence but also said he believes some young Muslims travel abroad because of a "search for adventure and excitement at a particular age". More »

  • Prince Charles voices alarm at radicalisation
    Prince Charles voices alarm at radicalisation Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    Prince Charles said the numbers of vulnerable young Muslims being radicalised by "crazy stuff" on the Internet was "frightening", in an interview to be broadcast Sunday. More »

  • Prince Charles says he fears for Christians in Middle East
    Prince Charles says he fears for Christians in Middle East Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles says he fears there will be "very, very few" Christians left in the Middle East after the turmoil wracking the region. More »

  • Prince Charles biography reignites readiness debate
    Prince Charles biography reignites readiness debate Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    A new biography of Britain's Prince Charles has reignited debate about whether he is fit to become king, given his outspoken views and energetic activism. More »

  • New book lifts lid on court of Britain's Prince Charles
    New book lifts lid on court of Britain's Prince Charles Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    A new biography of Britain's Prince Charles reveals how his inner circle is riven with backstabbing and infighting, according to extracts published by The Times newspaper Saturday. More »

  • Prince Harry to back Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan fight in London if Floyd Mayweather …
    Prince Harry to back Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan fight in London if Floyd Mayweather … Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Prince Harry is keen to do all he can to ensure Manny Pacquiao fights Amir Khan in London, according to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum. Pacquiao is still hoping 2015 finally brings a long-awaited showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr in what would be the richest fight in boxing history on 2 May in Las Vegas. "Prince Harry has a group looking to put on a Manny Pacquiao fight in London," Arum told ESPN's Dan Rafael. "Khan would certainly make sense, and it is an interesting fight. More »

  • PM And Prince Charles Pay Tribute To Saudi King
    PM And Prince Charles Pay Tribute To Saudi King Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    The Prime Minister and Prince Charles have arrived in Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. They have joined a host of international dignitaries in Riyadh to pay their respects to the Saudi royal family. President Obama is cutting short his visit to India, where he has landed today, in order to fly to Saudi Arabia - a long-standing ally of the US. Mr Obama will travel to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet King Salman, the White House confirmed. More »

  • Give The Queen A Council House, Say Greens
    Give The Queen A Council House, Say Greens Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    The Queen has been offered a council house by the Green Party, whose plans to abolish the monarchy would see her moved out of Buckingham Palace. The party leader Natalie Bennett said she was sure there would be a state-funded property available for the Queen because the Greens planned to build more. In an interview with The Times, Ms Bennett said her party was attracting those who had become disillusioned with Labour and "anti-UKIP voters". More »

  • The Queen is now the world’s oldest monarch
    The Queen is now the world’s oldest monarch Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    This comes after the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. More »

  • Saudi's new king, Salman, a force for unity in royal family
    Saudi's new king, Salman, a force for unity in royal family Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, is a veteran of the country's top leadership, versed in diplomacy from nearly 50 years as the governor of the capital Riyadh and known as a mediator of disputes within the sprawling royal family. More »

  • Prince Andrew Under Pressure In Davos
    Prince Andrew Under Pressure In Davos Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Prince Andrew has made his first public appearance since he was named in allegations by a woman who claimed she was made to have sex with him while underage. The Duke of York, 54, is due to host a reception on entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday. The Prince is expected to publicly deny the allegations when he speaks to the forum at around 5.30pm. A letter addressed to the Prince at Buckingham Palace has been filed by lawyers acting on behalf of Virginia Roberts. More »

  • Prince Andrew Sex Claims: Full Text Of Letter
    Prince Andrew Sex Claims: Full Text Of Letter Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Prince Andrew has been sent a letter asking him to be interviewed under oath about claims he had sex with an under-age woman. The letter, addressed to the prince at Buckingham Palace, has been filed in a Florida court by lawyers acting on behalf of Virginia Roberts. Ms Roberts - who is referred to in court as Jane Doe No 3 - says she was forced to have sex with the Duke when she was 17 by his financier friend Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender. I represent attorneys Paul G..Cassell and Bradley J. Edwards. More »