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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 »

Tabloid Must Pay Up Over Topless Pics of Kate

Magazine, photographers ordered to pay $120K in damages

(Newser) - A French court has given maximum fines but awarded limited damages in the case of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge that outraged the British royal family, reports the AP . The court in a Paris suburb ruled Tuesday that three photographers and three newspaper executives invaded the privacy of... More »

Firefighter Reveals What Diana Said at Crash Scene

He speaks publicly on it for first time

(Newser) - She was the "People's Princess," a fitting title considering the outpouring of love from people around the world on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's cardiac arrest death following a car crash in Paris. Even today, the shock of her death still lingers. How the world... More »

Harry: After Diana's Death, Charles 'Was There for Us'

He and William recall first days after their mother's death

(Newser) - Princes William and Harry have spoken candidly about the death of their mother, Princess Diana, in an interview marking 20 years since she was killed in a car crash in Paris. Here are excerpts of the BBC interviews released Wednesday ahead of Diana, 7 Days, which chronicles the week following... More »

After 65 Years, Prince Philip Can Put His Feet Up

Queen's husband, at 96, is bowing out of public functions

(Newser) - For more than 65 years, he has been the unwavering presence alongside Britain's longest-serving monarch, the consummate consort and royal representative. On Wednesday Prince Philip, 96, made his 22,219th—and final—solo public engagement, braving heavy rain to meet Royal Marines who have completed a 1,664-mile trek... More »

Prince William Is Finally Ready to Wear His Crown

He's leaving pilot job to take on more royal duties

(Newser) - With Prince Philip stepping back , Prince William is stepping up. William took off on his final flight as an air ambulance pilot Thursday as he prepares to take on more royal duties, reports NBC News . Writing in the Eastern Daily Press, per the Evening Standard , William said his experiences with... More »

Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital

It's not an emergency, aides say

(Newser) - Prince Philip was taken to a hospital Tuesday night as a "precautionary measure," says Buckingham Palace. The 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was taken by car to London's King Edward VII hospital to be treated for an infection stemming from a preexisting condition, reports USA Today... More »

Prince George Seems Unfazed at His Fashion Superpowers

Coat that 3-year-old wore on Christmas is already sold out

(Newser) - The queen was sick and couldn't embark on her annual Christmas walk to church in Norfolk with most of the other royals, but her great-grandson's attire on his own amble to church in Bucklebury provided ample distraction. Per People , Prince George, son of Prince William and Princess Kate,... More »

Duke of York Totally Fine With Princesses as 'Working Women'

So stop saying otherwise, please

(Newser) - Russia may have undermined American democracy in a historic way, but Britain's royal family is having issues too. Apparently, reports of a rift between the Duke of York and Prince of Wales so angered the Duke of York that he released what the Telegraph calls an "extraordinary public... More »

Killer Wandered Palace Grounds While Queen Was In

He admired the view before his arrest

(Newser) - It’s not only the Secret Service that deals with embarrassing gaffes involving fence jumpers . A convicted killer jumped the wall around Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, triggering an alarm, but was able to wander the grounds for 10 minutes before he was arrested, unarmed, reports the BBC . Prosecutors say Denis... More »

UK Cheers Queen's Historic 90th With Stamp, Longer Pub Hours

She's the first British sovereign to reach the ripe old age

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II has become the first British sovereign to reach her 90th birthday and is celebrating in a very royal way: with a stamp. An official photo showing four generations of royals—the queen and princes Charles, William, and George—will be put on first-class stamps, reports CNN . The... More »

India Says Britain Can Keep Its Cursed Jewel

Some believe the Koh-i-Noor was forcibly taken

(Newser) - For decades, Indians have demanded that Britain return a 105.6-carat diamond that they say was taken from them when they were under colonial rule. The matter may soon be settled, and not in their favor. In a Monday appearance before India's Supreme Court, which was hearing a case... More »

6 Snaps From William and Kate's Family Ski Holiday

It was George and Charlotte's first time playing in the snow

(Newser) - Kensington Palace has released photos of Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their children George and Charlotte on a ski holiday in the French Alps. The six images published Monday show William, Kate, 2 1/2-year-old George, and 10-month-old Charlotte on the snowy slopes last week, reports the AP . The... More »

'Ginger Terrorist' Plotted to Kill Princes Charles, William

He wanted to see red-haired Prince Harry as king

(Newser) - A man who felt "belittled" for having red hair has been found guilty of plotting terrorist acts from his bedroom in the UK. Prosecutors say Mark Colborne, 37, was found with handwritten notes and books describing how to make lethal poisons like napalm, cyanide, and ricin, as well as... 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 »

Queen's Chef Sacked After Palace Head-Butt

One of Prince Philip's preferred cooks allegedly fought with colleague

(Newser) - Bad news for Prince Philip: one of his favorite cooks has been fired. The sacking of Adam Steele, 28, came after his arrest for allegedly head-butting a Buckingham Palace colleague during a gathering in the staff's living area, the Daily Mail reports. "No one knows what exactly was... More »

US Reporters Covering Will, Kate Must Dress Up

Buckingham Palace issues guidelines

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace has a strong suggestion for reporters who will be covering Prince William and wife Kate's visit to America next month: Don't dress like slobs. Or in the more formal language of the palace: "Smart attire for men includes the wearing of a jacket and tie,... More »

As King, Charles Would Be ... Opinionated

'Guardian' predicts change from the queen's demeanor

(Newser) - The Guardian thinks Brits ought to be prepared for a change in style when the day arrives for Prince Charles to become King Charles. Its interviews with sources close to Charles suggest that he will be far more opinionated about public affairs than the queen currently is. That's especially... More »

Slice of Diana's Wedding Cake Sells for $1.4K

It's 33 years old now

(Newser) - Somewhere out there is what the Independent calls a "passionate group of royal cake collectors." And one member of that group shelled out $1,375 this week for a 33-year-old slice of cake served at Charles and Diana's wedding in 1981. "With best wishes from Their... More »

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