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Harry, Meghan Moving Into Reportedly Grand 'Cottage'

Frogmore Cottage will reportedly have 10 bedrooms once renovations are done

(Newser) - Like many a couple before them, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are moving to the suburbs ahead of the anticipated birth of their first child. Officials said Saturday that the couple will move from Kensington Palace in central London to Frogmore Cottage, a house on the grounds of Windsor... More »

Charles at 70: Think of 'Our Grandchildren'

Environmentalist still plans to party

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Charles is turning 70 with a family birthday party, and a firm commitment to his environmentalist views. Charles is due to have tea on Wednesday with a group of people who are also turning 70 this year, before a Buckingham Palace party thrown by his mother, Queen... More »

Pippa Middleton Welcomes First Child

It's a boy cousin for George, Charlotte, and Louis

(Newser) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have new titles: uncle and aunt. Kate Middleton's younger sister, Pippa, gave birth to her first child , a son, with husband James Matthews on Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in London. There's no word yet on a name, though "everyone... More »

There's a New Royal Baby on the Way

Meghan, Harry share happy news

(Newser) - Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, formerly Meghan Markle, shared some happy news as they began their first overseas tour. Kensington Palace says the duchess is pregnant with the couple's first child and is due to give birth in the spring. The couple wed in May and royal-watchers... More »

Meghan Markle Closes Car Door, Internet Flips Out

OK, then

(Newser) - All eyes have been on Meghan Markle since her much-hyped nuptials to Prince Harry, with people commenting on what she wears , how they think she feels , and now—how she exits a car. The BBC and People report that the newest member of the royal family arrived Tuesday at London'... More »

Britain's First Same-Sex Royal Wedding Had Adorable Detail

One of the grooms was given away by his ex-wife

(Newser) - The British royal family held its first ever same-sex wedding over the weekend when a cousin of Queen Elizabeth wed his partner seven years after divorcing his wife. But as Vanity Fair reports, there's definitely no bad blood between the royal groom, 55-year-old Lord Ivar Mountbatten, and his ex,... More »

Celebrity Photog's Shots of Prince Louis Released

They were taken at his July 9 christening

(Newser) - Kensington Palace has released family photos of Prince Louis in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark the baby boy's christening. The four official photos were taken at Clarence House in London after Louis was baptized in the chapel at St. James' Palace on July... More »

Harry, Meghan Attend First Royal Event as Newlyweds

It was a garden party honoring Prince Charles

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Tuesday attended their first royal event as newlyweds—a Buckingham Palace garden party honoring Harry's father, Prince Charles, for his many years of charitable work. The long spell of sunny weather that gave their Saturday wedding a special glow continued... More »

Palace Releases Official Royal Wedding Photos

Family portrait included among 3 new images

(Newser) - Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding, the AP reports. Alexi Lubomirski's images include a family portrait of the couple with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William, and their spouses, as well as Markle'... More »

Meghan and Harry's First Dance: Her 'Happy Song'

They've delayed their honeymoon for royal duties

(Newser) - Britain is winding down from the royal event of the year , but the newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex won't be slipping away for a honeymoon just yet: They plan to commence royal duties at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday with an appearance at a garden party in honor... More »

Introducing the Official Royal Wedding Coin

Gold version can be yours for less than $3K

(Newser) - Britain's Royal Mint has released an official commemorative five-pound coin to mark the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, ABC News reports. The couple sat for photos for the Mint so their likenesses could be captured, the Independent reports. "It has been an honour for The... More »

Queen Has Owned Corgis Since 1944. Now, No More

Elizabeth II still owns two 'dorgis'

(Newser) - For the first time since 1944, Queen Elizabeth II does not own a corgi. Willow, nearly 15 years old and the last of the monarch's long line of corgis, was reportedly put down after a battle with cancer, though Buckingham Palace says it is a private matter and is... More »

Palace Solves Royal Wedding Trump Dilemma

No politicians from any country are invited

(Newser) - The British government no longer has to worry about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle causing a diplomatic incident by inviting the Obamas to their wedding and snubbing President Trump, because the number of politicians invited to the upcoming royal wedding is zero. Kensington Palace says people close to the couple... More »

Prince Philip 'Comfortable, in Good Spirits'

Husband of Queen Elizabeth II is recovering after hip surgery

(Newser) - The 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II is recovering after undergoing a successful hip replacement operation Wednesday, Buckingham Palace said. The palace said Prince Philip is "progressing satisfactorily at this early stage" and is likely to spend several days at King Edward VII Hospital in London, the AP reports.... More »

Book Claims Meghan Markle Ended Marriage 'Out of Blue'

Controversial Diana biographer Andrew Morton looks at her years with Trevor Engelson

(Newser) - Andrew Morton's 1992 biography of Princess Diana was certainly explosive: Among other things, it detailed her eating disorder and series of suicide attempts in the '80s. Now he turns his pen to Meghan Markle. On April 12, the royal biographer's Meghan: A Hollywood Princess will be released... More »

Meghan Markle Baptized in Intimate Ceremony

She's now an official member of the Church of England

(Newser) - Meghan Markle is following in the footsteps of her future sister-in-law, having been baptized and confirmed into the Church of England ahead of her marriage to Prince Harry. Fiance Harry, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, attended Markle's intimate baptism and confirmation Tuesday in the Royal Chapel at St.... More »

Harry, Meghan Reveal More Wedding Details

May 19 guest list is still a secret

(Newser) - Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle have released more details about their May 19 wedding, revealing that the event will include a carriage ride through Windsor so they can share the big day with the public. The couple will marry at noon British time—7am EST—in St. George's... More »

There Will Be a 2nd Royal Wedding in 2018

Princess Eugenie will marry her boyfriend of 6 years

(Newser) - Prince Harry won't be the only British royal to tie the knot this year—and he'll share not just a calendar year but a wedding venue with his cousin. Princess Eugenie, 27, will marry longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank this fall, per a Monday statement from Buckingham Palace. Eugenie... More »

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 »

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