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Royal Baby Makes an Appearance

Prince William, Kate Middleton introduce him to the world

(Newser) - Prince William and Kate Middleton introduced their long-awaited baby to the world today outside London's St. Mary's Hospital, the AP reports. The couple answered a few questions, with William saying, "we're still working on a name," and "he's got her looks, thankfully."... More »

Diamond Jubilee Ends With a Fly-by

Philip 'feeling better': Prince Edward

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth waved to massive crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace this afternoon as her Diamond Jubilee celebration came to a close. World War II and Red Arrow aircraft zoomed past the palace in a celebratory flyover to end the extended weekend. Meanwhile, Prince Philip is "feeling better,... More »

1K-Boat Flotilla Lauds Queen

Thousands crowd Thames in celebration

(Newser) - More than 1,000 boats are sailing down the River Thames today in a flotilla tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne that organizers are calling the biggest pageant on the river for 350 years. Despite cool, drizzly weather, hundreds of thousands of people lined the... More »

Camilla Wields Killing Gun

Duchess visits set of Danish crime drama

(Newser) - The cast of the Danish crime drama The Killing got a visit from a pistol-packing duchess yesterday. Camilla, duchess of Cornwall, is a big fan of the show, and arranged to visit the set with Denmark's Princess Mary as part of her Scandinavian tour, People reports. After picking up... More »

Book Airs Secrets of Royals

Who is the nicest, who's the fussiest, and who never picks up his clothes

(Newser) - Who is the fussiest member of the British royal family? Where is the secret closet in Buckingham Palace for private drinks? Who can swim in the royal pool? These secrets and more are revealed in the Daily Mail's excerpts of the new book Not in Front of the Corgis... More »

Prince Charles' Public Subsidy Leaps 18%

Royal accounts reveal surge in spending

(Newser) - Anti-monarchists in Britain are wondering why public spending on Prince Charles and his household shot up 18% at a time when most government departments are grappling with major cutbacks. The prince's annual accounts show that government grants to cover things like his official travel and the upkeep of his... More »

Brits Celebrate Queen's 85th Birthday

Annual Trooping the Colour ceremony salutes official birthday

(Newser) - Another British occasion, another display of crazy hats: London today rolled out the redcoats and bear-skin hats to fete Queen Elizabeth's 85th birthday—even though it's not her 85th birthday. The annual Trooping the Color ceremony, which dates from 1748, is held on a Saturday in June, when... More »

Obamas Meet William, Kate

US president, first lady welcomed at Buckingham Palace

(Newser) - The Obamas were grandly received at Buckingham Palace today, greeted by a 41-gun salute as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip welcomed them to London. Earlier in the day, the president and first lady had a chance to meet with Prince Charles and wife Camilla, as well as newlyweds Prince William... More »

Royal Wedding: Who Got Snubbed?

It's not just prime ministers that are notably absent from guest list

(Newser) - With just three days left before the royal wedding, the inevitable complaints of guest list snubs are coming to the surface. News came out over the weekend that the last two British prime ministers weren't invited, and now the New York Times notes that some of Princess Diana's... More »

Kate, Beware This Batty Crew

The Windsors are pretty wacky, says Christopher Hitchens

(Newser) - For those salivating over every bit of cake or gown drivel that oozes out of the royal wedding, Christopher Hitchens is here to rain on your parade. The "constitutional absurdity" (ie, monarchy) is getting ready to claim its latest victim, he writes in Slate, and Kate Middleton had best... More »

Brits Pelt Royals Over Fur Hats

They're guilty of 'ostentatious cruelty,' say animal lovers

(Newser) - Fur flew yesterday as British animal lovers slammed the queen and Camilla Parker Bowles for their "ostentatious cruelty" in wearing fox fur hats to a Christmas Day church service. "To parade fur in 2010 says something unpleasant about the person wearing it," said the director of Animal... More »

Charles, Camilla Cut Personal Spending by $1M

(Newser) - It's belt-tightening, royal style. Prince Charles and Camilla slashed their personal spending by about $1 million (American) last year because of the recession, reports the Guardian. Among the draconian cutbacks: Charles skipped his usual ski holiday to Switzerland, and Camilla scrapped her annual sailing trip to Greece. Both are said... More »

Astor Lashed Camilla for Bedding Prince

(Newser) - Caustic socialite Brooke Astor lashed Camilla Parker Bowles for perpetuating the "family mistress business" by sleeping with Prince Charles even while he was married to Diana, reports the Guardian. "Your grandmother would be proud of you," snorted Astor, referring to Camilla's great-grandmother, who was believed to be... More »

Sarkomania Hits Britain

Queen welcomes French president, ex-model wife for state visit

(Newser) - The British press is in the full throes of Sarkomania as the French prez and wife Carla Bruni arrived today. The Sarkozys were met by Prince Charles, who accompanied them to Windsor Palace—where Queen Elizabeth obliged with a full royal welcome, followed by a state banquet. Nicolas Sarkozy said... More »

Brits Want Wills, Not Charles

Public would skip Charles & Camilla to crown Wills & Kate

(Newser) - The British want the monarchy to skip a generation, passing over Charles to Prince William, Reuters reports. More than half of those polled preferred a King William to having his pop ascend the throne. Younger people were especially keen to see Wills crowned. A clear majority were in favor of... More »

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