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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 »

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 »

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