British royals

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Queen Elizabeth Makes Royal History

She becomes longest-tenured monarch in British history

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II is now the longest-tenured monarch in British history, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Victoria's 23,226 days, 16 hours, and 23 minutes as queen sometime around 5:30pm local time, reports the BBC . The time is approximate because no one is actually sure when regular Elizabeth became Queen... More »

$4 App Can Track William's Flights: Report

Which constitutes something of a security hazard

(Newser) - No sooner has Prince William begun a new job than cheap technology is out to ruin it for him: British tabloid journalists say they were able to track the man who's second in line to the throne as he made flights in his air ambulance using an app that... More »

Queen's Uncle 'Dabbled' in Fascism

Video reminds world of King Edward VIII

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace has made it very clear that it is not amused by the leak of a video showing a very young Princess Elizabeth giving a Nazi salute , but some historians have welcomed the chance to take a fresh look at King Edward VIII, the man in the video. While... More »

Prince Philip Busted Dropping F-Bomb on Camera

Tells photog to 'just take the f---ing picture' already

(Newser) - He might be worshipped on a certain island , but Britain's 94-year-old Prince Philip hasn't allowed age to mellow his fondness for blunt speaking and salty language. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II has been caught apparently using the F-word during a photo shoot. PhIlip can be heard on... More »

Royals Christen Charlotte

Of course, there's a vintage pram involved

(Newser) - Prince William and wife Kate marked a milestone for their newborn Princess Charlotte today—a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth's country estate steeped in royal tradition. Hundreds of fans outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham cheered as William and Kate arrived with Prince George and 9-week-old Charlotte, who... More »

Royals Release 1st Photos of Charlotte

Continue new tradition of informal pics taken by family

(Newser) - Britain's royal family has released the first official photos of month-old Princess Charlotte, photographed by her mother in the arms of elder brother Prince George. Kensington Palace issued four images yesterday, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge in mid-May at Anmer Hall, the family's home in eastern England.... More »

Princess Charlotte's Christening Details Announced

She'll be christened at same church where Princess Di was

(Newser) - Princess Charlotte, the newborn daughter of Prince William and Kate, will be christened in a private ceremony next month, officials said today. The ceremony is set for July 5 at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Queen Elizabeth II's sprawling Sandringham estate in Norfolk, on England's eastern coast. Princess... More »

Charles' Secret 'Black Spider' Memos Out Today

UK government concedes after lengthy court battle

(Newser) - Prince Charles' secret letters to government officials are set to be released to the public after a long court battle. The 27 contested letters date from 2004 and 2005 and have been called the "black spider" memos because of Charles' handwriting style—the BBC notes a "use of... More »

William, Kate Reveal Their Daughter's Name

It's Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

(Newser) - The royal baby has a name. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana," Kensington Palace announced on Twitter . "The baby will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge." The name, of... More »

Why This Royal Baby Is 'Historic'

She will keep her spot in line to the throne, regardless of next child's gender

(Newser) - Britain is going wild over the princess many (including Prince Charles ) were hoping for—and as USA Today notes, the royal baby girl born this morning to Prince William and wife Kate is also making history because of her gender. Due to recent revisions to the rules of succession... More »

It's a Girl for Kate and William

Palace announces royal baby's birth

(Newser) - Prince Charles got his wish : The palace has announced that Prince William and wife Kate have welcomed a baby girl. Earlier , the palace confirmed Kate had entered the Lindo wing at St. Mary's Hospital at 6am local time today with William by her side; that's the same hospital... More »

Prince Charles Reveals His Baby Bias

He weighs in with his official vote: granddaughter

(Newser) - Is Britain getting a new princess? Prince Charles certainly hopes so. The monarchy and royal fans worldwide are keenly awaiting the birth of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's second child. Kate, who has said she was due around late April, now appears to be several days overdue.... More »

Prince Harry to Fan: Stop Taking Selfies

'Just take a normal photograph,' he suggests

(Newser) - If you hate selfies, you have one thing in common with Prince Harry. The royal appeared at an event in Australia Monday, and a BBC video caught him rejecting a teen girl's request to take a selfie with him. "No, I hate selfies," he said, and after... More »

530 Years After Death, Richard III Gets a Coffin

New burial place an improvement over parking lot

(Newser) - Richard III is going to be buried again and they're not planning to cram him into an ill-fitting grave this time around. The English king, who was killed in battle in 1485 and found under a parking lot in Leicester in 2012, was placed in a coffin on Sunday... More »

Palace: Andrew Did Not Have Sex With Minor

Prince was named in lawsuit filed in Florida last week

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace is busy doing a little damage control, which has eyebrows at media outlets including the New York Times and the AP raised because it doesn't usually bother. At issue is Prince Andrew, his ties to American billionaire/registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and whether Queen Elizabeth's second... More »

Play Reignites Rumors About Harry's Real Dad

Says Diana started affair 18 months before prince's birth

(Newser) - It's long been speculated that James Hewitt, the former British cavalry officer who had an affair with Princess Diana, is Prince Harry's real father—and a controversial new play is set to bring those rumors back to the forefront. Truth, Lies, Diana, opening in London's West End... More »

Royals Release Prince George's Christmas Photos

Behold, a child in a sweater vest

(Newser) - Prince William and wife Kate have released new photos of Prince George, in a sweater vest no less, and the AP notes that the pics are inspiring swooning headlines the likes of "Mummy's Little Soldier Prince" and "Little Prince Charming." The third in line to the... More »

Oops! LeBron Touched Kate

She didn't seem to mind, though

(Newser) - Prince William and wife Kate met LeBron James Monday night after the Cleveland Cavaliers played the Brooklyn Nets in New York, and the NBA star accidentally breached royal protocol ... by putting his arm around Kate. As Time notes, the understood—even if not explicitly stated—etiquette dictates that when meeting... More »

William, Kate Hit NYC, Raise $2M in Hours

Fundraising dinner rumored to be a big success

(Newser) - Prince William and wife Kate arrived in New York last night for their much-anticipated whirlwind visit —and in just their first few hours in the Big Apple, they're thought to have raised $2 million for their charity. The royals were whisked from their hotel less than an hour... More »

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 »

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