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Slice of Diana's Wedding Cake Sells for $1.4K

It's 33 years old now

(Newser) - Somewhere out there is what the Independent calls a "passionate group of royal cake collectors." And one member of that group shelled out $1,375 this week for a 33-year-old slice of cake served at Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981. "With best wishes from Their... More »

3 Crazy Celebrity Love Triangles

Or, in some cases, a shape that has more than 3 sides

(Newser) - The love triangle: a classic dilemma, and Hollywood has seen its fair share of them. Biography.com rounds up five notable stories:
  • Elizabeth Taylor had already broken up one marriage (Eddie Fisher's) when she met Richard Burton. Seeing as Liz and Dick were both married to other people at
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Putin: Charles' Comments 'Not Royal Behavior'

Russian is unamused by prince's Ukraine critique

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin has heard Prince Charles' comparison of his actions in Ukraine to those of one Adolf Hitler, and he is unamused, reports the BBC . The Russian leader, speaking yesterday to major news agencies including the AP , labeled such comments variously "wrong," "unacceptable," and "not... More »

Why Is Prince Charles Actually Collecting His Pension?

He's donating it to charity

(Newser) - Prince Charles may be preparing to begin the job he's trained his whole life for while many his age are preparing for retirement. But today is his 65th birthday, and he's partaking in a tradition held by several aging Britons: filing his pension paperwork. According to Clarence House,... More »

Royal Baby Makes an Appearance

Prince William, Kate Middleton introduce him to the world

(Newser) - Prince William and Kate Middleton introduced their long-awaited baby to the world today outside London's St. Mary's Hospital, the AP reports. The couple answered a few questions, with William saying, "we're still working on a name," and "he's got her looks, thankfully."... More »

It's a Prince: Royal Baby Born

Kate gives birth to baby boy

(Newser) - Those of you who bet that it would be a little princess have just lost your money. The royal baby has been born, and it's a boy, the Guardian reports. "Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4:24pm," Kensington... More »

Kate Feels Better, but Faces Tough Pregnancy

Vomiting, weight loss may last for months

(Newser) - Britain is fully in the grip of royal-baby fever these days, and mom-to-be Kate Middleton is getting better—but her acute morning sickness will likely spell a difficult pregnancy, the Daily Mail reports. Prince William spent hours at her bedside and left her London hospital with a relieved smile today,... More »

Cops Foil Horse Manure Attack on Prince Charles

New Zealander, 76: 'I would have done it'

(Newser) - Prince Charles avoided a stinky fate during a visit to New Zealand: Police nabbed an elderly man who admitted plans to hurl horse manure at the British royal. Sam Bacanov, 76, whom police called "a known anti-royalist," told reporters he had mixed manure with water to make it... More »

23 More Royal Scandals

Don't worry, Prince Harry, you're far from the first

(Newser) - Prince Harry might have embarrassed himself and irked the queen with his nude photo scandal—but if the British royal family knows anything, it knows scandal. Celebuzz lists 23 of the most gossip-worthy:
  • Prince Andrew dated Koo Stark, an American, in the 1980s. What's wrong with that? Well, it
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Diamond Jubilee Ends With a Fly-by

Philip 'feeling better': Prince Edward

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth waved to massive crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace this afternoon as her Diamond Jubilee celebration came to a close. World War II and Red Arrow aircraft zoomed past the palace in a celebratory flyover to end the extended weekend. Meanwhile, Prince Philip is "feeling better,... More »

1K-Boat Flotilla Lauds Queen

Thousands crowd Thames in celebration

(Newser) - More than 1,000 boats are sailing down the River Thames today in a flotilla tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne that organizers are calling the biggest pageant on the river for 350 years. Despite cool, drizzly weather, hundreds of thousands of people lined the... More »

Sans Philip, Royal Christmas Goes on

Elizabeth's clan hits church, attracts crowds

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Philip remained hospitalized today, recovering from coronary stenting , but the royal show must go on, and so it did: Queen Elizabeth and her entire brood attracted throngs of Brits as they attended Christmas services this morning at the queen's retreat in Sandringham. Kate, in her first... More »

Prince Charles' Secret Veto Power

'Guardian' investigates the 'secretive constitutional loophole'

(Newser) - Although many think of the British royal family more as figureheads than active participants in governance, government ministers have in fact had to get Prince Charles' permission to pass at least a dozen bills since 2005. The revelation stems from an investigation by the Guardian into what it calls a... More »

Book Airs Secrets of Royals

Who is the nicest, who's the fussiest, and who never picks up his clothes

(Newser) - Who is the fussiest member of the British royal family? Where is the secret closet in Buckingham Palace for private drinks? Who can swim in the royal pool? These secrets and more are revealed in the Daily Mail's excerpts of the new book Not in Front of the Corgis... More »

Prince Charles' Public Subsidy Leaps 18%

Royal accounts reveal surge in spending

(Newser) - Anti-monarchists in Britain are wondering why public spending on Prince Charles and his household shot up 18% at a time when most government departments are grappling with major cutbacks. The prince's annual accounts show that government grants to cover things like his official travel and the upkeep of his... More »

Brits Celebrate Queen's 85th Birthday

Annual Trooping the Colour ceremony salutes official birthday

(Newser) - Another British occasion, another display of crazy hats: London today rolled out the redcoats and bear-skin hats to fete Queen Elizabeth's 85th birthday—even though it's not her 85th birthday. The annual Trooping the Color ceremony, which dates from 1748, is held on a Saturday in June, when... More »

Obamas Meet William, Kate

US president, first lady welcomed at Buckingham Palace

(Newser) - The Obamas were grandly received at Buckingham Palace today, greeted by a 41-gun salute as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip welcomed them to London. Earlier in the day, the president and first lady had a chance to meet with Prince Charles and wife Camilla, as well as newlyweds Prince William... More »

Charles Has Now Waited Longest to Ascend Throne

So ... congrats?

(Newser) - Prince Charles may be just No. 10 when it comes to good-looking royals , but he's No. 1 in another area: being next in line to the British throne. He set the record yesterday, at which point he had been the heir apparent for 59 years, two months, and 14... More »

Kate, Beware This Batty Crew

The Windsors are pretty wacky, says Christopher Hitchens

(Newser) - For those salivating over every bit of cake or gown drivel that oozes out of the royal wedding, Christopher Hitchens is here to rain on your parade. The "constitutional absurdity" (ie, monarchy) is getting ready to claim its latest victim, he writes in Slate, and Kate Middleton had best... More »

Brits Feared Attack on Charles at Di's Funeral

Young princes were asked to walk with him

(Newser) - After Princess Diana’s death, Buckingham Palace feared Prince Charles might also be in danger—at Di’s funeral. In his newly published diaries, former Tony Blair aide Alastair Campbell writes that an attack on the prince as he walked behind the coffin was considered a risk—unless his sons... More »

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