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Royals Buck Tradition, Invite Meghan Markle to Christmas

Elizabeth says the royal family looks forward 'to welcoming new members into it next year'

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II and senior members of the royal family—along with newcomer Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancee—arrived at a Christmas church service as a crowd of local residents gathered. Markle smiled and gave a brief wave on her way into the church in her first public appearance... More »

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Do First Joint Royal Event

They kick things off in Nottingham

(Newser) - Hundreds of royal fans, some carrying British and American flags, lined the streets of Nottingham on Friday in hopes of catching a glimpse of Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle. The trip is the first official engagement for Harry and the American actress since they announced earlier this week... More »

Megan Markle Will Be Baptized Before Wedding

She and Harry will wed in May

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a May wedding at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel, Kensington Palace announced Tuesday. Windsor Castle, west of London, is one of Queen Elizabeth II's main residences. The 15th-century chapel is as historic but more intimate than Westminster Abbey,... More »

Britain's Next Royal Wedding Will Have an American Bride

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle will marry next spring

(Newser) - Britain's next big royal wedding will involve an American bride. Royal officials announced Monday that Prince Harry is now engaged to American actress Meghan Markle and they will marry next spring, NBC News reports. A statement from Kensington Palace did not disclose the wedding venue, though it said more... More »

Kate, William Reveal When 3rd Baby Will Arrive

Royal baby is expected in April

(Newser) - The third royal baby born to Prince William and wife Kate is expected to be a spring baby, People reports. "Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April," Kensington Palace announced in a statement Tuesday. The... More »

Woman Arrested Near Prince George's London School

She allegedly tried to break in

(Newser) - London police say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary near the London school attended by 4-year-old Prince George after a security incident at the school, the AP reports. Police said Wednesday the 40-year-old woman was arrested after an individual gained access to the Thomas's Battersea... More »

It's Baby No. 3 for Kate, William

Palace announces duchess is pregnant, again suffering severe morning sickness

(Newser) - Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child, Kensington Palace said Monday. The announcement came as the palace said that Kate was not feeling well enough to attend an engagement later in the day, reports the AP . As with her other two pregnancies,... More »

Tell-All Documentary on Diana Called an 'Outrage'

Some fear William, Harry may have opened the floodgates by speaking in personal terms

(Newser) - Princess Diana's friends and family are lashing out at a British TV station that is set to air a controversial documentary in which Princess Diana discusses intimate details of her life, including her anemic sex life with Prince Charles. Confidante Rosa Monckton tells the Guardian that the tapes made... More »

Queen's $7.7M Raise an 'Excellent Value'

Per royal household's money manager

(Newser) - The Crown Estate's profits have increased by more than $30 million, which means it's time for a raise for the queen. An 8% raise, or about $7.7 million, in fact, which comes from public funds, per the BBC . (The Telegraph says the boost in the Crown Estate'... More »

Prince Harry: I 'Wanted Out'

Royal considered renouncing his title, says his time in the army was the 'best escape'

(Newser) - Prince Harry says he once "wanted out" of the British royal family. In an interview published in the Mail on Sunday , the prince said the time he spent in the army was "the best escape I've ever had" as "I wasn't a prince, I was... More »

Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital

It's not an emergency, aides say

(Newser) - Prince Philip was taken to a hospital Tuesday night as a "precautionary measure," says Buckingham Palace. The 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was taken by car to London's King Edward VII hospital to be treated for an infection stemming from a preexisting condition, reports USA Today... More »

UK Tabs Aflutter as Meghan Markle Hits Harry's Polo Match

Actress attends her first public event with the prince

(Newser) - American actress Meghan Markle's attendance at a celebrity polo match in which Prince Harry played is increasing British press speculation about their relationship, reports the AP . Photographs from the Saturday's match show Markle on the sidelines, but the appearance is being hailed as her first public event with... More »

Say So Long to the Prince of Gaffes

How the media is reacting to news of Prince Philip's upcoming retirement

(Newser) - Prince Philip was making jokes at a public appearance after his upcoming retirement was announced Thursday. During an event at St. James's Palace, when a guest told the Duke of Edinburgh he was sorry to hear he would be standing down, the 95-year-old replied, "I can't stand... More »

Palace: Prince Philip Is Retiring

95-year-old is done with royal engagements

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, will stop carrying out public engagements this fall, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday. The palace said in a statement that Philip, who's 95, has the full support of the queen in his decision. He will continue heading numerous charitable organizations but will not... More »

Royal Staff Summoned to 'Emergency Meeting'

It's not believed to be about Queen's health

(Newser) - The rumor mill had to add an extra shift early Thursday as news surfaced that Queen Elizabeth II had summoned her staff from across the UK to what news.com.au calls a "highly unusual emergency meeting" at Buckingham Palace. No details have been released on the reason why... More »

Kate Snaps Photo for Princess Charlotte's Birthday

The big day is Tuesday

(Newser) - Prince William and his wife Kate have released a photo of Princess Charlotte ahead of her 2nd birthday, which People reports will be spent "privately" at home. The photo taken by the Duchess of Cambridge was distributed Monday, one day before Charlotte turns two. It shows Charlotte on the... More »

Prince Harry: Mother's Death Led to Years of 'Total Chaos'

He opens up about seeking counseling

(Newser) - Prince Harry has opened up about how he has struggled to keep it together in the 20 years since his mother's death. The 32-year-old prince tells the Telegraph that it took two years of "total chaos" in his late 20s before he realized that he needed to seek... More »

The Next King of England? American Says It's Him

Allan V. Evans made the wild claim in a newspaper ad

(Newser) - An American has informed Britons that he is their true king. A man calling himself Allan V. Evans from Colorado made the outsized claim in a large ad in the Times of London on Wednesday in which he purports to be "a direct descendant of an unbroken primogeniture line... More »

Princess Di's Iconic Outfits Go On Display

Public gets first up close and personal look

(Newser) - The dresses tell the story of a life cut short: first the frilly debutante frocks Princess Diana wore before she married Prince Charles, then the elaborate gowns that stunned the world, and finally the power suits she favored shortly before her death. It's been 20 years since Diana died... More »

Queen Celebrates Milestone No Other British Monarch Has

She's marking a 'sapphire jubilee'

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II shattered yet another royal record Monday when she became the first British monarch to have a Sapphire Jubilee marking a 65-year reign. Elizabeth—head of state of Australia, Canada, and more than a dozen other countries besides the UK—became queen on Feb. 6, 1952 after her... More »

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