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Harry, Meghan Got Quite a Gift From the Queen

They now own York Cottage on royal family's Sandringham Estate

(Newser) - Should the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tire of running into family near their home on the grounds of London's Kensington Palace, they now have an escape courtesy of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen handed over York Cottage on the 20,000-acre Sandringham Estate in Norfolk as a wedding... More »

Meghan Markle's Ex Has News of His Own

Trevor Engelson, 41, says he's marrying health expert Tracey Kurland

(Newser) - Meghan Markle's ex-husband appears to have bounced back from their breakup with wedding plans of his own, Us Weekly reports. Trevor Engelson, 41, posted an Instagram photo Friday of him with health expert Tracey Kurland, his girlfriend of three years, with a diamond ring on her left hand. "... More »

Royal Wedding Expert With Posh UK Accent Is American

Thomas J. Mace-Archer-Mills, Esq., could also be called Tommy Muscatello

(Newser) - Thomas J. Mace-Archer-Mills, Esq., knew more about the royal wedding than the millions who listened to his global TV commentary outside Windsor Castle—delivered in a posh British accent. It turns out he's a mere Italian-American mortal, from upstate New York, the AP reports. Tommy Muscatello first learned to... More »

Harry Cursed at the Altar —and Broke a 30-Year Tradition

Read the Royal Wedding highlights

(Newser) - In case you slept in, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had an understated, private get-together Saturday morning and got married among friends at City Hall. Kidding: Their marriage at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, near London, was a major international media event filled with beloved moments that are... More »

Meghan Markle Issues Statement on Her Father

'I have always cared for my father,' bride-to-be says

(Newser) - The "will he" or "won't he" debate is finally settled. Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, will not attend his daughter's wedding Saturday to Prince Harry, the soon-to-be royal confirmed in a statement Thursday, per CNN . "I have always cared for my father and hope... More »

Meghan Markle Won't Have a Maid of Honor

And more details on the May 19 royal wedding

(Newser) - Prince Harry will be missing his mother on his wedding day, just two weeks away, but his aunt will be standing in. Lady Jane Fellowes will represent her sister, the late Princess Diana, at the May 19 ceremony at Windsor's St. George's Chapel, where she'll also do... More »

Royal Baby's Name 'Confounds Expectations'

Meet Louis Arthur Charles, aka 'His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge'

(Newser) - George, Charlotte, and … Louis. A name has finally been bestowed upon the youngest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, reports People , ending four days of suspense since the baby's birth on whether the couple would go traditional or adventurous. Louis Arthur Charles is the boy's full... More »

Prince Harry Picks His Best Man

He returns the favor and chooses his brother, William

(Newser) - The name of the new royal baby may still be the subject of heavy betting, but another royal decision has been announced—and it's a no-brainer. Prince Harry has asked Prince William to be best man at his wedding, Kensington Palace announced via Twitter . "The Duke of Cambridge... More »

Royal Baby No. 3 Is Here

Duchess Kate delivers a boy

(Newser) - The royal family just got a little bigger. The duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, delivered a boy Monday weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces, per the Kensington Palace Twitter feed . "Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well." This is child No. 3 for... More »

Prince Charles Stuns Writer With 'Racist' Remark

British writer Anita Sethi is outraged

(Newser) - Prince Charles has roused a Guardian reporter's ire by allegedly making a racist remark about her, People reports. Anita Sethi met Charles this week at the Commonwealth People's Forum, and when she told him she's from Manchester, he apparently said, "Well, you don't look like... More »

Queen Makes Bold Move on Behalf of Prince Charles

Tells member nations of Commonwealth she wants him to succeed her as leader

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II turned up the dial on her once quiet activism for Prince Charles to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth Thursday, telling leaders of its 53 member states that the 69-year-old has her full support. In what the Telegraph describes as "an unusually explicit statement of... More »

In Surprise, Palace Says Philip to Have Planned Surgery

Hip surgery will take place Wednesday

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II's 96-year-old husband, Prince Philip, has been admitted to a London hospital for a previously scheduled hip surgery, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday. The palace said the prince entered the King Edward VII Hospital in the afternoon and would have the surgery Wednesday. It said the hospital admission... 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 »

Teen Fired Shot at Queen. NZ Reportedly Hushed It Up

Police open probe following claims of a 1981 cover-up

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II's record 65-year reign would've come to an end almost four decades ago if a teenager's plot had gone off without a hitch. Documents from New Zealand's intelligence agency, obtained by Reuters , confirm for the first time that 17-year-old Christopher Lewis tried to assassinate... More »

Queen Learns Where Crown Jewels Were Hidden in War

Inside a cookie tin

(Newser) - A BBC documentary that aired last weekend about Queen Elizabeth had all kinds of interesting royal nuggets, but one revelation in particular was news to the queen herself. The makers of The Coronation were able to tell Elizabeth where her father hid the most precious of the crown jewels during... More »

Prince William Continues a Christmas Tradition

Family releases a Christmas card

(Newser) - Prince William and Kate have continued their holiday tradition of releasing a family Christmas card. The new one features the royal parents along with children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, all of them clad in blue, notes People . The image was shot earlier this year at George's fourth birthday... More »

Here's How Prince Harry Proposed

An attempted roast chicken was involved

(Newser) - First came the announcement , then the photographs , now the interview. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Monday spoke with the BBC's Mishal Husain about how they met, how he proposed, and what's in store. The two were set up on a blind date by an unnamed mutal female... More »

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Show Off Their Love, the Ring

They pose for photographers following the engagement announcement

(Newser) - Prince Harry and his future wife Meghan Markle made a brief appearance before photographers on the grounds of Kensington Palace hours after their engagement was announced . Harry, wearing a blue suit and tie, said he was "thrilled" and said details about his proposal will come out later, reports... More »

Queen's Horses Have Brought in Almost $9M

They have a 16% win percentage over 30 years

(Newser) - In horse racing, a bet on one of Queen Elizabeth II's horses is about as safe a bet as you can make. That's because the queen's steeds have raked in $8.9 million in winnings since 1988, with 451 victories in 2,815 runs for a 16%... 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 »

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