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Prince William, Kate Celebrate 10th Anniversary in New Pics

Royal couple has enjoyed a decade of wedded bliss

(Newser) - Thursday marks a decade since Prince William and Kate Middleton got married, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked the occasion by releasing new photos late Wednesday. The royal couple holds hands and embraces in the photos taken at Kensington Palace, USA Today reports. The media is full of...

Prince Philip Designed His Own Hearse

He will be taken to funeral in modified Land Rover

(Newser) - Prince Philip was a big fan of Land Rovers—and he will be taken to his funeral in one that he helped design. Buckingham Palace says the 99-year-old worked with Land Rover beginning in 2003 on the modified vehicle, which has an open top rear section designed to his specifications,...

Queen Eliminates Harry's Funeral Wardrobe Stress

Her decision means he won't risk being the only member of the royal family not in uniform

(Newser) - Senior royals must wear civilian clothes to Prince Philip's Saturday funeral, defusing potential tensions over who would be allowed to don military uniforms. Queen Elizabeth II's decision means Prince Harry won't risk being the only member of the royal family not in uniform during Saturday’s funeral...

Queen Steers Back to Royal Duties During Mourning Period

Elizabeth gets back to work before funeral for her late husband on Saturday

(Newser) - As the British royal family prepares for the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, the queen is getting back to work. According to the Court Circular , which details the royals' daily events and engagements, Queen Elizabeth hosted a retirement ceremony for Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel, her household's top official,...

BBC Gets Slew of Complaints Over Prince Philip Coverage

Some viewers saw it as excessive

(Newser) - The UK's national broadcaster switched instantly into mourning mode when Prince Philip’s death was announced Friday. The BBC canceled its regular programming and aired special coverage hosted by black-clad news anchors throughout the day. Popular prime-time shows such as the cooking contest MasterChef were supplanted. Some Britons saw...

Archbishop Denies Wedding Claim by Meghan and Harry

They were officially married on the day the public saw them take vows, not during secret event

(Newser) - Among the many bombshells dropped during their now famous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry revealed they'd been secretly wed three days before the public Saturday ceremony in May 2018. The Sussexes claimed to have been married by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, in...

Queen's Granddaughter Gives Birth in Bathroom

Britain's newest royal 'arrived very quickly'

(Newser) - Lucas Philip Tindall is Queen Elizabeth II's tenth great-grandchild—and the first to be born on a bathroom floor. The third child of Zara Tindall, the queen's granddaughter and daughter to Anne, and former rugby player Mike Tindall was born at their home Sunday after they realized they...

Complaints About Piers Morgan's Meghan Comments Crush Record

57,121 have complained to British TV regulator

(Newser) - Piers Morgan's comments about Meghan Markle aren't just controversial, they're record-settingly controversial. A historic 57,121 people, the highest number in Ofcom's history, have complained to the UK's communications regulator about the former Good Morning Britain host's words; the previous record-holding incident, a "...

Gayle King: Harry Had 'Unproductive' Talk With Family

'But they are glad they at least started a conversation'

(Newser) - Prince Harry has spoken to his brother for the first time since the bombshell Oprah interview , but it did not go well, according to Gayle King. She said on CBS This Morning Tuesday that Harry told her over the weekend that he had spoken to both Prince William and their...

Prince Philip Heads Home After 4-Week Hospital Stay

Queen's 99-year-old husband had a heart procedure and was treated for an infection

(Newser) - Prince Philip left a London hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection and undergoing a heart procedure, reports the AP . Philip, 99, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, had been hospitalized since being admitted to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Feb. 16, where...

Now Prince William Responds
Now Prince William Responds

Now Prince William Responds

Says 'we are very much not racist'

(Newser) - We've heard from the queen about the revelations contained in the Meghan Markle/Prince Harry/Oprah interview, now something from Prince William. Variety reports that while visiting a London school Thursday, a Sky News reporter asked him a question and got this response: "We are very much not a racist...

Late Night Has Some Thoughts on Royal Hubbub
Late Night Has
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Late Night Has Some Thoughts on Royal Hubbub

Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, and Meyers tag-team against Buckingham Palace, Piers Morgan

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace finally spoke up on Tuesday after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah , noting the royals were "saddened" by the Sussexes' claims of racism and other challenges they'd faced. The palace also assured the public that those claims would be taken "very seriously"...

2 Black Women 'Took Down' Monarchy's Final Myths
2 Black Women 'Took Down'
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2 Black Women 'Took Down' Monarchy's Final Myths

Meghan Markle and Oprah force a reckoning on British racism, and Prince Harry is fully on board

(Newser) - If you expected the Oprah interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to make a few headlines on celebrity sites and disappear, think again. The fallout over their allegations of racism—particularly that the royal family was concerned about the color of their son's skin—continues to resonate. Coverage:...

Vicar Has Questions About Harry, Meghan's 'Secret Wedding'

Couple told Oprah real ceremony took place 3 days before official royal wedding

(Newser) - A Church of England vicar wants to know more about one of the many revelations in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah interview . The couple disclosed that they were married in a private ceremony in their "backyard" by the Archbishop of Canterbury three days before the official royal...

How UK Tabloids Covered Harry and Meghan's Interview
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UK Tabloids Vent Anger at Harry and Meghan

British publications, pundits excoriate Sussexes, part of what the duchess calls a 'double standard'

(Newser) - While Americans seemed rather sympathetic to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday those across the pond aren't being quite as kind. CNN notes the "tumultuous" relationship the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have long had with the UK tabloids, which...

Here's What Harry, Meghan Said in Oprah Interview
Harry and Meghan's Bombshell
Oprah Interview Drops 
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Harry and Meghan's Bombshell Oprah Interview Drops

Royal couple shared quite a bit with Winfrey

(Newser) - Twitter was going wild after Oprah Winfrey's sit-down with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aired Sunday night. Some popular themes included how proud Princess Diana would be of her son, how much fodder the interview contained for Netflix's The Crown, how bizarre it is that the royal family...

Palace: Prince Philip's Heart Procedure Was a Success

99-year-old will remain hospitalized 'for a number of days'

(Newser) - Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure at a London hospital, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The palace says the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, "underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital," the AP reports. “...

Palace Issues 'Highly Unusual' Statement on Markle Claims

Palace says it is 'very concerned' about allegations duchess bullied staff

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview hasn't aired in full yet, but relations between the couple and Buckingham Palace already appear to be going downhill fast. In what the Guardian describes as a "highly unusual statement," the palace said Wednesday that it plans to...

Sources: Markle Bullied Staff at Kensington Palace

Duchess of Sussex says she's 'saddened' by claims, which she and Harry call 'smear campaign'

(Newser) - Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, are now speaking out more on the rough environment that prompted them to pseudo-defect from the royal family and England. Now, sources tell the Times of London that Markle herself was accused of bullying, via a complaint filed by one of her staff...

Prince Philip's Hospital Move Generates 2 Points of Concern

99-year-old is transferred to St. Bartholomew's Hospital

(Newser) - Prince Philip is no longer at King Edward VII's Hospital, but he's not back at Windsor Castle either. The 99-year-old was on Monday moved to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, apparently by ambulance, after 13 nights spent at the aforementioned private hospital. The Duke of Edinburgh, who is being...

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