November 17, 2010 |
Forget the talk of dire spending cuts and grim economic times. Who needs doom and gloom when royal confetti is in the air? Prince William and Kate Middleton, once the world's most talked-about college sweethearts, ended years of speculation by announcing their engagement Tuesday. The second-in-line to the British throne and his longtime girlfriend, both 28, intend to get married next year; exact date (sometime in the spring or summer), venue (big) and guest list (monstrous) all TBA. With no royal or aristocratic pedigree, Middleton will become the first commoner in centuries to marry a presumptive heir to the throne.
May 12, 2013 |
It almost goes without saying that hair is huge business in Hollywood. Healthy, beautifully coiffed and colored locks are a key calling card for those in the spotlight. Exhibit A: Jennifer Aniston's headline-generating honey-blond shag, hyped year after year by fashion magazines as the "best hair in Hollywood. " While jaws flap about First Lady Michelle Obama's bangs or Miley Cyrus' extreme crop, it is something else entirely when the subject moves to supermodel Naomi Campbell's dramatically receding hairline, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie's ever-growing part or Prince William's bald spot.
September 18, 2012 |
PARIS - Britain's royal family won a legal victory Tuesday when a French court ordered a magazine to hand over photographs of Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, sunbathing topless at a secluded villa in the south of France. The court decreed that Closer, the glossy celebrity magazine that published the "profoundly intimate" pictures, had 24 hours to comply with the order or face a penalty of $13,000 for every day it delayed in doing so. The court also said the French magazine would be fined $13,000 every time it republished or distributed the offending images.
December 6, 2013 |
From European royal palaces to impoverished African townships, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his tireless fight against injustice and racism and celebrated for the better world he left behind. Former South African President Frederik W. de Klerk, with whom Mandela negotiated an end to the brutal racist regime in his homeland, recalled the man who succeeded him as head of state as "a force for reconciliation and social justice" to the end. "It was an honor for me to have been able to work with Mr. Mandela in the process that led to the adoption of the interim constitution and our first democratic elections in April 1994," De Klerk said in a statement of condolence.
May 7, 2013 |
The museum dedicated to Princess Diana will close next year and her sons Prince William and Prince Harry will be taking possession of her belongings. Diana left personal items to her brother, Earl Spencer, to be "looked after" until her sons turned 30. Her youngest, Harry, will be 30 next year. The museum's collection includes 28 dresses, two tiaras, priceless family jewelry, along with pictures, letters and home movies. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage “It will close worldwide in August 2014,” a spokesman for Diana's brother told the Telegraph.
May 11, 2012 |
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has been on a sartorial roll this week in London - most recently at a gala celebrating the forthcoming Olympic Games. On the arm of husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the former Kate Middleton dazzled in a teal Jenny Packham creation with a matching clutch and sweeping updo. The Friday gala, "Our Greatest Team Rises," celebrated the countrymen and women who will compete before their own come summer. "You, our Olympians and Paralympians, will inspire people up and down this country, and far beyond its borders," William told the crowd in opening remarks. Earlier in the week, another of Kate's choices definitely inspired fashion bloggers and royal watchers, who were wowed by the cream-colored Roland Mouret dress with a high slit she wore at a Tuesday dinner for the Thirty Club of London. Sure, Kate's sophisticated glamour is an attention stealer, but William knows how to compete: At the Olympics event, he took a jab at younger brother Prince Harry.
March 2, 2008 |
Prince Harry returned home to his relieved father and older brother after a 10-week Afghan tour of duty that security officials fear could now make him a top target for extremists. His body armor hanging loose off one shoulder, Harry, 23, descended the steps of a troop carrier with about 170 other soldiers. He handed some of his gear to his brother, Prince William, and was led by his father, Prince Charles, to a waiting family car. Harry left Afghanistan after details of his deployment were leaked.
October 1, 2001 |
Britain's Prince Edward will stop making films about the royal family after his TV company broke media guidelines on filming his nephew Prince William, the company's chairman said. Malcolm Cockren, chairman of Edward's Ardent Productions, said the firm would focus on other features. Prince Charles was described by aides as "incandescent" with rage last week upon learning that Ardent had continued to film in St. Andrews in Scotland, where William, his son, has started college.
July 24, 2013 |
When the first pictures emerged Tuesday of William and Kate carrying the newest member of the British royal family home from a hospital, some parents (including a number of staffers here at the Los Angeles Times) noticed something amiss: His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge did not appear to be restrained correctly in his car seat. The baby was wrapped in a blanket and strapped only loosely into his carrier -- two no-nos when it comes to car seat use. "I dislike it when I see negative scrutiny directed at any new parents because I think being a new parent is just plain difficult," wrote Melissa Lawrence, a mother of five who blogs at Cloudmom.com . "But the more I thought about this picture of the royal baby in his car seat, the more it bothered me ... why on Earth [wasn't he]
July 23, 2013 |
LONDON -- With the birth of a son Monday to Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Britons are in for a significant change: Men could well rule Britannia into the 22nd century, once the reign of the baby's 87-year-old great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, finally ends. Partly owing to her longevity, Elizabeth has been a popular and reassuring constant in British life through times of political and social upheaval, ruling for 60 years. Add in the reign of her own great-great-grandmother, Victoria, and women have occupied the throne for 124 of the last 176 years.