British royals

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Rooms Behind Royals' Vaunted Balcony Open to Public

$96 tickets sold out in hours, following years-long restoration

(Newser) - If you've ever wondered about the room where the British royal family disappears to after waving from their Buckingham Palace balcony to the throngs below, well, wonder no longer. In fact, you can tour it: As the BBC reports, the east wing of the palace underwent a very expensive...

George, Charlotte, and Louis Sign Their First Social Media Post
9 Photos From
Princess Kate's Day Out

9 Photos From Princess Kate's Day Out

Meanwhile, Kensington Palace releases a photo tribute to Prince William on Father's Day

(Newser) - The day after Catherine, Princess of Wales—perhaps better known as Kate Middleton— made her first public appearance since her cancer diagnosis , her three children signed their first social media post. The Kensington Palace X account on Sunday posted a photo of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis with...

Princess Kate to Make Public Appearance in London
Princess of Wales
Makes a Big Showing

Princess of Wales Makes a Big Showing

Kate appears at Trooping of Colour, her first public appearance this year since cancer reveal

(Newser) - Finally, a clear look at the Princess of Wales, after months of rumors and confusion. The AP reports that the former Kate Middleton rode Saturday from Buckingham Palace to parade grounds in London in a horse-drawn carriage with her three young children, George, Charlotte, and Louis, all part of the...

Activists Deface King Charles' Portrait

Animal Rising defends act as 'light-hearted' way to draw attention to animal cruelty

(Newser) - That didn't take long. A month after King Charles III's first official portrait as monarch was unveiled, activists vandalized it with an image of the iconic British stop-motion animation character Wallace of Wallace and Gromit fame . The animal activist group Animal Rising shared footage Tuesday of an individual...

You Are Not to Touch the Royal Hand, Brigitte Macron

France's first lady tried to hold the queen's hand Thursday before taking a hint

(Newser) - It's always awkward when you reach for someone's hand and they refuse to give it. But it's far worse when that person is the Queen. French First Lady Brigitte Macron reached for Queen Camilla's hand during a D-Day memorial service in France on Thursday and was...

Palace Gives Update on Princess Kate

She'll return to work when doctors give the all clear

(Newser) - The Princess of Wales is not yet ready to return to public duties, Kensington Palace announced in a brief update Tuesday. It came amid the publication of a report from the Royal Foundation Business Taskforce for Early Childhood, one of Princess Kate's causes. The report is "fascinating,"...

This Is Charles' First Portrait Since Becoming King

And it's a big one, measuring 8.5' by 6.5'

(Newser) - King Charles III has unveiled the first portrait of the monarch completed since he assumed the throne, a vivid image that depicts him in the bright red uniform of the Welsh Guards against a background of similar hues, the AP reports. The larger-than-life painting by artist Jonathan Yeo captures the...

Harry and Meghan's Nonprofit Declared Delinquent
Harry and Meghan's
Charity No Longer Delinquent

Harry and Meghan's Charity No Longer Delinquent

A source had previously claimed it was just a mix-up

(Newser) - And just like that, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's charity foundation is no longer delinquent. The office of California's attorney general said Tuesday that Archewell is in good standing with the state, NBC News reports. "Due payments were made promptly and in accordance with the IRS's...

Archbishop of Canterbury Has Thoughts on the Royals

Justin Welby comments after Prince Harry fails to connect with King Charles on trip to UK

(Newser) - After all the attention paid to the lack of a meeting between King Charles and Prince Harry on the occasion of the younger royal's return visit to the UK, even the Archbishop of Canterbury is weighing in. "We must not judge them. They're human beings, they must...

On Harry's UK Visit, King's 'Full Program' Prevents Meeting

Prince understands, hopes to see his father soon, rep says

(Newser) - Prince Harry is back in the UK for the first time since February, but he won't be seeing his father on this visit. A spokesperson for Harry says that while the prince "hopes to see [King Charles] soon," the monarch's "full program" makes a meeting...

So Far, Kate Middleton's Photo of Charlotte Seems A-OK

Future queen celebrates her only daughter's 9th birthday with a snapshot

(Newser) - "Happy 9th Birthday, Princess Charlotte!" the Kensington Palace X account posted on Thursday , showing off a new snapshot of a beaming Charlotte, sporting a red cardigan and jean skirt while casually leaning against a row of flower-bearing shrubbery. The palace added: "Thank you for all of the...

After Cancer Treatment, King Charles Is Going Back to Work
King Charles
Is Going
Back to Work

King Charles Is Going Back to Work

Monarch will resume public duties next week following treatment for cancer

(Newser) - King Charles III will resume his public duties next week following treatment for cancer, Buckingham Palace announced Friday. Charles took a break from public appearances almost three months ago to focus on his treatment for an undisclosed type of cancer. The palace said Charles would make a public visit to...

Conservative Group Not Happy With Harry's US Residency

British royal confirms the move after it was widely reported

(Newser) - Prince Harry, the son of King Charles III and fifth in line to the British throne, has formally confirmed he is now a US resident, the AP reports. Four years after Harry and his American wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, decamped to a villa in Southern California, a travel...

Charles Opens Queen's Beloved Castle for (Pricey) Tours

Tickets for a glimpse inside Balmoral sell out in hours

(Newser) - The chance to peer inside the place where Queen Elizabeth II died proved too much a temptation this week as the first public tours inside Balmoral Castle sold out within 24 hours. On Wednesday, King Charles III announced members of the public would for the first time be able to...

With 'Great Sadness,' Charles Misses Traditional Service

Message from Charles was played before Queen Camilla handed out the 'Maundy money'

(Newser) - In a prerecorded message played for the congregation at Worcester Cathedral on Thursday, King Charles III spoke of his "great sadness" at missing the traditional Maundy Thursday pre-Easter event. In his first public remarks since Princess Kate disclosed her cancer diagnosis, the king spoke of the importance of friendship...

Russian Group Linked to Princess Kate Rumors

Analysts say disinformation network helped amplify conspiracy theories about princess

(Newser) - While they definitely weren't the only ones spreading rumors about Princess Kate before she revealed her cancer diagnosis , researchers say a Russian disinformation group helped spread conspiracy theories online. A team at Cardiff University in Wales detected signs that a disinformation group with a history of spreading claims about...

Kate, William Release Joint Statement

Royal couple is now expected to retreat for some time

(Newser) - Prince William and Princess Catherine of Wales on Saturday released their first joint statement since the princess, perhaps better known as the former Kate Middleton, revealed she's been diagnosed with cancer . A Kensington Palace spokesperson said the couple is "enormously touched by the kind messages from people here...

Hospital Staff Tried to Access Kate's Medical Records: Sources

Kensington Palace has no comment on the incident

(Newser) - The London Clinic, where Kate Middleton had abdominal surgery in January, has launched an investigation after it discovered a staff member attempted to access the Princess of Wales' private medical records, sources tell the Mirror . "This is a major security breach and incredibly damaging for the hospital, given its...

Latest Video of Kate Middleton Just Adds More Fuel to the Fire

Many online commenters are not convinced it's really the princess

(Newser) - The latest development in #KateGate involves an actual video of Princess Catherine of Wales, aka Kate Middleton, strolling at a farm shop with her husband, Prince William. (An outing that had previously been reported on , but for which video evidence only surfaced later.) But, far from reassuring a concerned...

Queen Elizabeth Photo Appears to Have Been Altered, Too

And more tidbits on the Kate Middleton drama

(Newser) - Amid the uproar surrounding Kate Middleton's continued absence from public life (and the photoshopping issue that has coincided with that absence), new attention is being paid to an old photo—one that Kate took back when she was the Duchess of Cambridge, before Queen Elizabeth died and she became...

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