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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 »

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 »

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