British royals

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Giggling Archie Hurls Book in Birthday Video

Rare video released for Save the Children charity campaign

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released a video of their son being read his favorite book to mark his first birthday, per Today . Harry holds the camera while Markle holds Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on her lap. Giggling and babbling, Archie helpfully turns the pages of Duck! Rabbit! before grabbing... More »

Charles, Camilla Celebrate 15 Years by Releasing Photo

As William, Kate participate in royal engagement via video chat

(Newser) - Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary Thursday, and to mark the occasion, they've released a new photo of them and their dogs. At Town and Country , Chloe Foussianes notes that while the picture is "sweet," it also raises many questions. Why... More »

New Digs, New Gig for Harry, Meghan

Royal couple, recently relocated to LA, will be heading up the Archewell nonprofit

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially jumped into North American life , and they've got a brand-new venture in the works to boot. The New York Post reports that plans are underway for the semi-royal couple to launch Archewell, a nonprofit that will effectively take the place of the... More »

As Virus Sweeps Through UK, a Rare Move From Queen

Elizabeth will be speaking to the nation Sunday evening

(Newser) - The British prime minister came down with COVID-19 ; so did Prince Charles . Now, the latter's mum will take to the mic Sunday to address the coronavirus that's already infected more than 38,000 in the United Kingdom as of Friday, with just over 3,600 deaths. The BBC... More »

The Major Shakeup to Britain's Royal Family Is Here

Harry, Meghan make their exit today

(Newser) - Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, officially make the transition Tuesday from senior members of Britain’s royal family to—well, it’s unclear. International celebrities, charity patrons, global influencers? The royal schism that the couple triggered in January by announcing that they would step down from official duties, give... More »

A Welcome Turn of Events for Prince Charles

He's been cleared to end his coronavirus self-isolation

(Newser) - Encouraging news for lovers of the British royal family: Prince Charles is no longer in self-isolation. The 71-year-old spent 7 days in that state in Scotland after testing positive for the virus . His symptoms reportedly remained mild, and the BBC reports his doctor has cleared him to end his self-isolation... More »

Harry, Meghan Weren't Planning to Ask for US-Funded Security

'They must pay!' Trump tweeted

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't be receiving government-funded protection after their reported move to California , President Trump warned Sunday . They had no intention of asking for it in the first place, a spokesperson for the couple tells N BC . The spokesperson says the Duke and Duchess of Sussex... More »

Heir to the British Throne Has the Coronavirus

Prince Charles tests positive

(Newser) - Prince Charles has the coronavirus and is self-isolating in Scotland, reports the BBC . The 71-year-old's symptoms are said to be mild at this point. He "otherwise remains in good health," says a rep. Camilla has tested negative but is isolating with him in Balmoral. The AP quotes... More »

Teen's 'Cuddle' With Meghan Prompts Apology Letter

Aker Okoye, who spoke at event Markle was at, writes to Harry

(Newser) - A British teen is offering an "I'm sorry" to Prince Harry after an encounter with the Duke of Sussex's wife during an event for women's rights. In a video shown on Meghan Markle and Harry's Sussex Royal Instagram account , 16-year-old Aker Okoye came up to... More »

Harry, Back in UK, Doesn't Want to Be Called 'Prince'

Just Harry, he requests at working summit for his sustainable travel initiative

(Newser) - Just Harry, please: On his first trip back to the UK since he and wife Meghan agreed to the terms of their exit as senior royals, that's how Prince Harry asked to be introduced—Harry, minus the "prince." As Good Morning America reports, he also flew commercial... More »

Here's When Harry and Meghan's Royal Duties Will End

They'll no longer carry out functions on the queen's behalf after March 31

(Newser) - Harry and Meghan have 42 more days as senior royals. A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex says they will formally step down as senior royals on March 31, meaning they will no longer carry out official duties for the queen after that date, the BBC reports. They... More »

The Royal Hits Just Keep Coming

Queen's nephew announces he and wife of 26 years are getting divorced

(Newser) - The Earl and Countess of Snowdon are splitting up after 26 years of marriage. Queen Elizabeth II's nephew, David Armstrong-Jones, and his wife, Serena, are the second royal couple to announce their divorce within a week, following the Queen's eldest grandson and his Canadian wife. The earl and... More »

More Bad News for the Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth II's eldest grandson to divorce

(Newser) - The first of Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren is to become a divorcee. Peter Phillips—the son of Princess Anne and her first husband Mark Phillips—has separated from his Canadian wife, Autumn, after 12 years of marriage , according to a Tuesday statement. The couple said "the decision to... More »

Prince Andrew's Birthday Just Keeps Getting Sadder

British government changes policy on nodding to royals on their special day after prince steps back

(Newser) - Prince Andrew will turn 60 later this month, but it sounds like it may be among the more depressing birthdays he's had. First his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, downgraded his party from a big bash to a "small family dinner." Now, per the Guardian , the UK government... More »

Insider Explains Tensions Between Harry and William

The royal brothers have been a bit shaky since 2017

(Newser) - Oh, the drama: Prince Harry and his brother Prince William were at odds before Harry left England with his wife and child last month—and the royal brothers still are, People reports. "They didn't leave on good terms by any means, but they are both relieved that it'... More »

Royal Accuser: Megxit Is a 'Cover-Up'

Simon Dorante-Day, 53, also says his parents are Prince Charles and Camilla

(Newser) - A man living in Australia says he's the secret love child of Prince Charles and Camilla and wants a DNA test done to prove it, the Sun reports. Simon Dorante-Day, 53, claims his adoptive grandparents Winifred and Ernest once worked as the royal gardener and cook, and informed him... More »

Prince Harry: 'There Was No Other Option'

He explains decision at charity dinner

(Newser) - Prince Harry says it "brings him great sadness" to step back from his royal duties—but "there really was no other option." The prince explained the decision Sunday in an emotional speech at a private dinner for Sentebale, the charity for children with HIV he co-founded with... More »

Meghan Markle's Dad Has This to Say About Megxit

Says estranged daughter, son-in-law are turning House Windsor into 'Walmart with a crown on'

(Newser) - Now that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have gotten things sorted with the British royal family , it's time for Markle's royal pain of an estranged paternal unit to pipe up and make his feelings on their exit from royal life known. "When they got married they took... More »

Palace to Harry and Meghan: Pay Us $3.1M

And they'll give up their 'royal highness' title

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds under a deal struck Saturday for them to step aside as senior royals, the AP reports. Buckingham Palace said Harry and Meghan will cease to be working members... More »

Hugh Grant on Harry's Move: Tabloids Effectively Killed His Mom

Actor says he doesn't blame Harry, Meghan for stepping back

(Newser) - As far as Hugh Grant is concerned, Prince Harry's actions distancing himself from the British royal family are perfectly justified. "I’m rather on Harry’s side," the actor told Andy Cohen on Cohen's SiriusXM radio show, per the Guardian . "The tabloid press effectively murdered... More »

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