British royals

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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 »

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 »

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