September 12, 2013 |
Prince William is bidding adieu to the Royal Air Force and active military duty. The Duke of Cambridge, 31, second in line to the British throne and father of Prince George, will conclude active duty to focus on his royal responsibilities instead. What royal responsibilities, you say? Mostly those that involve public service, giving speeches, promoting worthy causes, being a national icon, preparing to be king and all things aristocratic that don't always make as much sense to residents of a country with a history of anti-royalist dissent, according to World Now. PHOTOS: Kate Middleton through the years The announcement comes after 7½ years of military service, which included his post as a search-and-rescue pilot.
September 12, 2013 |
LONDON -- Prince William, second in line to the throne and father of the world's most celebrated newborn, is giving up active duty in the British military for a life devoted to charity and public service, the royal family announced Thursday. The prince, 31, is completing a seven-and-a-half-year military tour, most of it spent as a rescue pilot based in Wales. Leaving the armed forces will allow William to become, in effect, a full-time royal representative dedicated to shaking hands, cutting ribbons, promoting worthy causes and generally preparing for the day he will be king.
August 20, 2013 |
Prince William, wife Catherine and Prince George have released their latest family portraits. The royals unveiled two informal photographs of their new family on Monday via Kensington Palace. (Because who needs Instagram or Facebook when you have a whole palace at your disposal?) The photos were taken by the former Kate Middleton's father Michael Middleton on the family estate in Bucklebury, England, in early August. That's where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently residing until they take up permanent residence in London's Kensington Palace.
July 25, 2013 |
Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and royal baby Prince George have left Kensington Palace in London for the seclusion of the Middleton home on the countryside. After spending their first night away from the hospital at Kensington Palace, the new parents loaded up their newborn son into their SUV and left bustling London for a mansion in Bucklebury, Berkshire, which happens to be where the common-born Kate Middleton's parents Michael and Carole Middleton live, the Daily Mail said . "This is now private and quiet time for them to get to know their son," a palace rep told Us Weekly after they arrived safely at the Middleton home.
July 24, 2013 |
If the royal baby, whose name, George Alexander Louis, was announced on Wednesday or any baby suddenly wants a snack while Mom is in public, what's a privacy-seeking woman to do to avoid being caught by prying cameras or, probably more to the point, people who are offended by babies at the bosom in public? Enter the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme , a British program that signs up shops, restaurants and other public places as bona fide partners in supporting mothers who need to nurse their children.
July 24, 2013 |
LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth II checked out the latest upstart angling for her job on a half-hour visit Wednesday to see the infant son born to Prince William and his wife, Catherine, earlier this week. The British monarch is said to be “thrilled” over the birth of the as-yet-unnamed baby, who stands third in line to the throne after his grandfather Prince Charles, the heir apparent, and his father. The newborn is the 87-year-old queen's third great-grandchild and first great-grandson.