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William, Kate Coming to US

Duke and Duchess making first trips to NYC, DC

(Newser) - Get excited, 'Murica: Prince William and wife Kate are coming over for a visit. They'll be in New York from Dec. 7-9, with just William making a quick trip to Washington, DC, for one of those days; the couple haven't graced these cities previously, though they have... More »

Royal Baby No. 2 Due in April

And Kate is feeling better, expected to attend official functions

(Newser) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April—the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth. Kensington Palace also said in a statement today that the duchess, who has been sidelined by a prolonged bout of severe morning... More »

William, Kate to Pap: Stop Stalking Our Kid

Royal couple are threatening legal action

(Newser) - Prince William and his wife Kate have threatened to take legal action against a photographer they say has been monitoring their toddler son Prince George. The couple's Kensington Palace office said today the royals had "taken legal steps to ask that an individual ceases harassing and following both... More »

Prince William: It's Been a 'Tricky Few Days'

But Kate Middleton 'feeling OK,' he says

(Newser) - Prince William spoke to reporters about wife Kate's pregnancy today, saying it's been a "tricky few days" since she is, once again, suffering from what Kensington Palace calls "very acute morning sickness." Even so, the prince says, the pregnancy is "great news" and the... More »

Palace: Kate Pregnant Again

Prince William, Kate expecting second royal baby

(Newser) - Get ready for another few months of royal baby fever: Buckingham Palace announced today that Prince William and the Duchess-formerly-known-as-Kate-Middleton are expecting their second child, CNN reports. Once again, the world has learned the news because Kate is extremely sick ; she's being treated for hyperemesis gravidarum at Kensington Palace... More »

Queen's Nag Flunks Drug Test

Winner of last year's Gold Cup, Estimate, tests positive for morphine

(Newser) - The latest royal scandal mercifully has nothing to do with Prince Harry , things that should've stayed in Vegas , or other photos you can't un-see : Rather, it's a 5-year-old horse owned by the queen, and she's tested positive for a banned substance, reports the Telegraph . It seems... More »

The Royal Baby Turns 1

Prince George is walking, new official photos show

(Newser) - The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin, and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes. What's all the fuss about? A little boy who will be king. Prince George turns 1 today, and while he might be too young to appreciate it, the milestone... More »

Here It Is: Prince George's Official 1st Birthday Photo

Prince William, Kate Middleton release photo from earlier this month

(Newser) - In case you don't have it marked on your calendar, the royal baby turns a year old on Tuesday—and to mark the occasion, three days in advance, his royal parents have released an official photo of Prince George, taken 20 days in advance. Prince William, wife Kate, and... More »

Richard III Was No Hunchback

Spine problem would not have been obvious

(Newser) - Richard III wasn't the "deformed," "unfinished," "rudely stamp'd," "hunchbacked" figure Shakespeare depicted him as, researchers say. The 15th-century king's body was found under a parking lot in England a couple of years ago, and after using scans to create a... More »

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 »

Tabloid Hacked Kate's Phone 155 Times, Harry's ... 9

Royal wild child was apparently not that interesting to 'News of the World'

(Newser) - If hacking is a form of flattery, Kate Middleton ought to be red-faced. Former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman admitted hacking the phones of British royals today, telling the court that the now-duchess was first targeted in 2005 as "a figure of increasing importance around the... More »

Prince William's 3rd Anniversary Gift to Kate: $6K Watch

As they celebrate 'privately' today

(Newser) - It may feel like you've been hearing about Prince William and wife Kate for a thousand years, but they've only been married for three, as of today. And she got quite an anniversary gift, the Daily Mail reports: Wills gave her a Cartier watch that cost upward of... More »

Freak Fall Kills Prince Charles' Brother-in-Law

Mark Shand suffered head injury while stepping outside to smoke

(Newser) - Mark Shand, the brother of Camilla, duchess of Cornwall, has died after a freak accident in New York. "The Duchess, the Prince of Wales, and all her family members are utterly devastated by this sudden and tragic loss," says Clarence House in a statement, according to Sky News... More »

Queen Gets New Portrait for 88th B-day

She looks pretty much the same

(Newser) - What to get for the forever-reigning monarch who has everything? Britain's Queen Elizabeth turns 88 tomorrow, and the government got her, well, a portrait of herself to mark the occasion. The black-and-white photo by Brit photographer David Bailey was taken back in March, notes the AP . "I've... More »

Prince George Sets Off on First Official Tour

He arrives in New Zealand with Prince William, Kate

(Newser) - Prince William and wife Kate arrived in New Zealand at the beginning of a three-week tour today, and they brought Prince George along—it's the eight-month-old's first official tour, the BBC reports, and just the second time he's faced the media. The royal family's first stop:... More »

William, Kate Release New George Photo

Royal heir will head out on first official trip next week

(Newser) - Ahead of their Australia-New Zealand tour next week, Prince William and Kate Middleton have released an official family photo that includes their now 8-month-old bouncing baby boy, reports the BBC . Prince George, who will accompany the royal couple on their trip beginning next Monday, is pictured being held by his... More »

Diana Leaked Royal Phone Book, Says Ex-Editor

Clive Goodman tells court she wanted to get back at Charles

(Newser) - Another shocker from Britain's phone-hacking trial: Former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman says a palace phone book in his possession came not from corrupt cops but from an angry princess. Goodman yesterday told the court that Princess Diana gave him the book in 1992 because she... More »

Maori King Snubs Prince William, Kate

90 minutes not enough time for proper meeting, his people say

(Newser) - Ouch: Prince William and wife Kate have been refused a meeting with New Zealand's Maori king, because they didn't offer up enough time. Wills and Kate, along with son Prince George, will be in New Zealand next month, and asked to meet with King Tuheitia for 90 minutes.... More »

Queen Pushing Royal Makeover for Kate

Expect lower hemlines, more tiaras

(Newser) - When you see Kate Middleton on an Australian tour in April, don't be surprised if she looks a little different. According to the Daily Mail , Queen Elizabeth has been urging a makeover for the duchess for the trip, involving more tiaras, more jewels, ... and longer skirts. Designers are working... More »

UK to Queen: Get a 'Grip' on Your Budget

She's down to $1.7M, officials say

(Newser) - It's time for Queen Elizabeth to "get a much firmer grip" on her dwindling supply of cash, members of Britain's Parliament say: The royal cash reserve is down to 1 million pounds, or about $1.7 million, according to their report. That's a "historic low,... More »

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