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Harry, Meghan Just Redid Their Home. Taxpayers Got a Big Bill

$3M, though the couple did pay for the 'fittings and furnishings' themselves

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all settled into their newly refurbished home, but British taxpayers may not be thrilled about the tab they footed for the work: $3 million, per Reuters . "The property had not been subject of work for some years and had already been earmarked for... More »

Here's Everything to Know About Baby Sussex's Name

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry posed with baby before the name reveal

(Newser) - Baby Sussex has made his debut, and hours later came the name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The AP reports that's his full name—meaning Archie isn't short for Archibald. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry revealed their son to the public on Wednesday, with the trio posing for cameras at... More »

Here's What Meghan Markle's Estranged Dad Has to Say About Royal Baby

And more on the birth of Baby Sussex

(Newser) - Things are not good between Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and her estranged father, but that didn't stop Thomas Markle from talking to a British tabloid about the birth of his new grandson. Thomas Markle told the Sun he hopes the baby born to Meghan and her husband... More »

Here Are 3 New Pics of Princess Charlotte

Prince William, Kate release them ahead of her 4th birthday

(Newser) - Prince William and his wife, Kate, have released three new photographs of Princess Charlotte ahead of her fourth birthday Thursday, the AP reports. Kensington Palace said the photos were taken by Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, in April at Kensington Palace in London and at the family's country home... More »

Harry, Meghan Might Be Moving to Africa

'Rock star' couple looking at new role, sources say

(Newser) - With the Duchess of Sussex—better known as Meghan Markle—just days away from giving birth to her and Prince Harry's first child, there are rumors the royal couple might be leaving the United Kingdom. Sources tell the Times of London that Prince Harry's advisers are working on... More »

Prince Harry: Ban Fortnite

Duke of Sussex speaks out on addictive video games, social media

(Newser) - Fortnite has many fans, but Prince Harry is not one of them. During a recent visit to a YMCA in West London, the Duke of Sussex lashed out at the "addictive" video game, the Daily Express reports. "The game shouldn't be allowed," he said, per Variety... More »

Prince Philip Off the Hook for Car Crash

At least as far as the country's prosecuting agency goes

(Newser) - The bad news for Prince Philip after his car crash last month: He agreed to give up his driver's license . The good news for him: He won't be facing legal action from the government. Per the BBC , the Crown Prosecution Service has decided it wouldn't be in... More »

Staff Spends Hours Deleting Nasty Posts on Kate, Meghan

Fans are to blame in certain cases

(Newser) - The duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex get a lot of online hate—so much that staff members spend several hours each week deleting comments on social media—though a new campaign hopes to put it all to bed. "We just decided enough is enough," Hello! Royal Editor Emily... More »

Prince Philip 'Very Contrite' About Car Accident

Royal writes to woman in other car to tell her 'how very sorry I am for my part'

(Newser) - Prince Philip is trying again to win the heart and mind of a woman he was in a car accident with, after initially letting police pass along to Emma Fairweather that "the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would like to be remembered to you. " This time the... More »

Woman in Crash With Prince No Fan of Message She Got

Emma Fairweather said it 'didn't even make sense'

(Newser) - Another ding on Prince Philip's driving record. Two days after the 97-year-old's Land Rover Freelander collided with a Kia and ended up on its side , British tabloids published photos showing the Duke of Edinburgh behind the wheel of a new Land Rover on Saturday—without his seat belt... More »

Prince Philip 'Shocked, Shaken' After Car Crash

97-year-old uninjured after collision

(Newser) - A lucky escape for Prince Philip: Authorities in Britain say Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband was uninjured but "very, very shocked and shaken" after a car crash near the Queen's Sandringham estate, the BBC reports. Witnesses say the prince, who still drives his Land Rover regularly, was... More »

What Rift? Royals All Smiles on Christmas

The family has walked their Christmas walk, no signs of discord among younger royals

(Newser) - The British dog-and-pony show known as "watching the royals walk to church on Christmas" is over, and watchers could detect no hint of a reported rift between Prince William and Prince Harry and their wives , reports People . Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle "chatted happily," the mag reports,... More »

Harry, Meghan Moving Into Reportedly Grand 'Cottage'

Frogmore Cottage will reportedly have 10 bedrooms once renovations are done

(Newser) - Like many a couple before them, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are moving to the suburbs ahead of the anticipated birth of their first child. Officials said Saturday that the couple will move from Kensington Palace in central London to Frogmore Cottage, a house on the grounds of Windsor... More »

Charles at 70: Think of 'Our Grandchildren'

Environmentalist still plans to party

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Charles is turning 70 with a family birthday party, and a firm commitment to his environmentalist views. Charles is due to have tea on Wednesday with a group of people who are also turning 70 this year, before a Buckingham Palace party thrown by his mother, Queen... More »

Pippa Middleton Welcomes First Child

It's a boy cousin for George, Charlotte, and Louis

(Newser) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have new titles: uncle and aunt. Kate Middleton's younger sister, Pippa, gave birth to her first child , a son, with husband James Matthews on Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in London. There's no word yet on a name, though "everyone... More »

There's a New Royal Baby on the Way

Meghan, Harry share happy news

(Newser) - Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, formerly Meghan Markle, shared some happy news as they began their first overseas tour. Kensington Palace says the duchess is pregnant with the couple's first child and is due to give birth in the spring. The couple wed in May and royal-watchers... More »

Meghan Markle Closes Car Door, Internet Flips Out

OK, then

(Newser) - All eyes have been on Meghan Markle since her much-hyped nuptials to Prince Harry, with people commenting on what she wears , how they think she feels , and now—how she exits a car. The BBC and People report that the newest member of the royal family arrived Tuesday at London'... More »

Britain's First Same-Sex Royal Wedding Had Adorable Detail

One of the grooms was given away by his ex-wife

(Newser) - The British royal family held its first ever same-sex wedding over the weekend when a cousin of Queen Elizabeth wed his partner seven years after divorcing his wife. But as Vanity Fair reports, there's definitely no bad blood between the royal groom, 55-year-old Lord Ivar Mountbatten, and his ex,... More »

Celebrity Photog's Shots of Prince Louis Released

They were taken at his July 9 christening

(Newser) - Kensington Palace has released family photos of Prince Louis in the arms of his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, to mark the baby boy's christening. The four official photos were taken at Clarence House in London after Louis was baptized in the chapel at St. James' Palace on July... More »

Harry, Meghan Attend First Royal Event as Newlyweds

It was a garden party honoring Prince Charles

(Newser) - Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Tuesday attended their first royal event as newlyweds—a Buckingham Palace garden party honoring Harry's father, Prince Charles, for his many years of charitable work. The long spell of sunny weather that gave their Saturday wedding a special glow continued... More »

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