July 22, 2013 |
LONDON - A royal baby boy was born Monday to Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, after weeks of anticipation and excitement among fans of the royal family over the arrival of a new heir to the British throne. The child was born at 4:24 p.m. London time, about 10½ hours after Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, entered St. Mary's Hospital in central London in the early stages of labor. Palace officials said the infant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Barring tragedy - or revolution - he is destined one day to reign over Britain and the 15 other nations, including Australia and Canada, that recognize the British monarch as head of state.
July 22, 2013 |
The Royal Baby is officially on its way, so to welcome the latest addition to the British royal family, here are five free apps you can download to your smartphone to help you partake in all the buzz. Will & Kate - iPhone, iPad If you want to go back and relive how Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, fell in love and got married, you can check out the app Will & Kate. This app shows their story as though it was a cartoon storybook.
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July 4, 2013
Princess Fawzia, 92, a member of Egypt's last royal family and the first wife of Iran's later-deposed monarch, died Tuesday in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, according to Paris-based Iranian opposition groups. The cause was not immediately known. Fawzia was the daughter of Egyptian King Fuad I, who ruled until 1936. Her brother and nephew later rose to the throne before the monarchy was toppled in 1952. In 1939, the 17-year-old Fawzia married Iran's then-crown prince, 19-year-old Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
June 25, 2013 |
Anyone familiar with Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum -- the scenic Topanga Canyon outdoor theater operated by the late actor's family -- will immediately appreciate the slyly apropos casting for its charming revival of George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's “The Royal Family.” Though this 1927 satirical portrait of a showbiz dynasty was modeled on the contemporaneous Barrymores, some foibles never go out of style -- and who better to illustrate them...
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.
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June 16, 2012 |
Crown Prince Nayif ibn Abdulaziz, head of Saudi Arabia's feared Interior Ministry who after a series of attacks inside the kingdom became a close Washington ally against Al Qaeda, died Saturday, months after he was named heir apparent in the world's leading oil power. Nayif, 78, had long been ailing and his death spurred another royal family jostle for a successor to King Abdullah, who is in his late 80s. Nayif was an authoritarian who backed the country's puritanical Wahabi clerics and cracked down on political dissent, especially over the last year as rumblings of Arab uprisings reached the desert monarchy.