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.
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 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.
June 1, 2008 |
Prince William is heading to the azure waters of the Caribbean as part of a two-month deployment in the Royal Navy despite his request to be as close as possible to conflict. The assignment, which begins Monday, will see the second in line to the throne spending much of his time trolling the West Indies aboard the Iron Duke, a frigate on hurricane relief duty and counter-narcotics patrol. Officers decided he could learn more in a short time by serving on the Iron Duke than by being sent to the Persian Gulf, where the Royal Navy is engaged in a number of operations.
January 11, 1987
Stan Delaplane seems to have trouble placing some English citizens in their proper abodes. He states (Nov. 23): "Prince Charles and Diana and the baby princes, William and Harry, live a block away at St. James's Palace (where the bottle of milk is delivered each morning)." Unless they have moved within the past week, Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry still reside in Kensington Palace when they are in London. They have a large apartment there. Princess Margaret as well as Princess Anne and her family each have apartments in Kensington Palace, where they live when in London.
July 15, 2013 |
Ok, it's the middle of July and people in Britain are starting to get a little edgy, waiting for the any-day-now birth of the next potential heir to the throne. Although the royal family hasn't disclosed the baby's precise due date -- if, by the way, there is such a thing as a precise due date -- it was widely believed the first child of Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, would arrive over this past weekend. PHOTOS: England awaits the royal infant Reporters camped out at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
April 20, 2012 |
Was it only a year ago that sparkling commoner Kate Middleton ascended the ranks of the British royal family, marrying Prince William in a global media frenzy? It hardly feels like it, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will reach 12 months of wedded bliss come April 29, and the Ministry has some exclusive video to help you celebrate. "William & Kate: One Year Later," which airs on TLC this Sunday, recaps a whirlwind year that includes a secluded honeymoon, a revving up of royal duties, tours of Canada and Southern California and a bit of nesting in Anglesey, North Wales.