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Royal Family's Doom Could Be Seen in Their Faces

The Habsburgs' big jaws are linked to inbreeding

(Newser) - Ever notice the "Habsburg jaw"? The distinct protrusion may have been caused by inbreeding—or so says a new study that revisits the topic of how the ruling family went extinct, LiveScience reports. "The Habsburg dynasty was one of the most influential in Europe, but became renowned... More »

Looks Like Buckingham Palace Just Told Andrew to Scram

Report says prince has been booted from his private office there, with the queen's OK

(Newser) - More fallout is raining down upon Prince Andrew after his "train wreck" of an interview with the BBC last week. As businesses distance themselves from the prince and he pulls back from public duties after revealing details on his friendship with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew has... More »

Andrew's Interview Called Worse Than a 'Train Wreck'

Seems people aren't buying his denials

(Newser) - Prince Andrew's TV interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has triggered shock waves of disbelief across British media, CNN reports. To recap, the prince soberly denied even knowing accuser Virginia Giuffre, who was underage at the time. In particular, he denied having sex with Giuffre... More »

Prince Andrew on Epstein Accuser: I Don't Remember Meeting Her

In BBC interview, prince also says 2010 stay with Epstein was 'definitely the wrong thing to do'

(Newser) - Prince Andrew's interview with the BBC airs Saturday night in the UK, and snippets are dribbling out. The 59-year-old royal sits down with BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis, who interrogates him about his links to the late Jeffrey Epstein, including on claims by accuser Virginia Giuffre that she was... More »

'No Holds Barred' as Prince Andrew Talks Epstein

BBC Newsnight interview airs Saturday

(Newser) - Prince Andrew has for the first time answered questions on his ties to the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Queen Elizabeth II's second son sat down with the BBC on Thursday for a "no holds barred interview" that was the result of six months of negotiations with Buckingham... More »

Markle Issues Warning About 'Instant' Culture

The Duchess of Sussex visits a non-profit for disadvantaged women

(Newser) - Looks like Meghan Markle got some of the "truthful reporting" she's been wanting. The Duchess of Sussex let a Telegraph reporter join her on a trip to a non-profit for disadvantaged women, where tears flowed around a freshly baked cake. "I find that when you strip all... More »

Harry: William and I on 'Different Paths'

Asked about a rumored rift, he downplays but doesn't deny

(Newser) - More nuggets from a royal documentary due to air in the US on Wednesday continue to dribble out, and the latest centers on the relationship between princes Harry and William. In Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, the ITV interviewer asks Harry, "There's been a lot of news... More »

Markle Says She's Not OK, Internet Rallies to Her Side

Markle reveals in interview she's been struggling with the pressure of being a royal, new mom

(Newser) - Meghan Markle has had an eventful year, most notably with the birth of her son, Archie, and People reports she's now "getting real" about all of the pressures that go along with that. Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, an ITV documentary on Markle and Prince Harry, is... More »

Sweden's King Removes Royal Titles From 5 Grandchildren

Move will streamline country's royal family

(Newser) - Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has taken the unusual step of stripping five of his grandchildren of their royal titles—but it's not because of a family feud. The five children, aged between one and five, are the offspring of the younger two of the king's three... More »

Princess Beatrice to Wed a Property Tycoon

She'll marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi next year

(Newser) - A royal wedding is coming in 2020. Princess Beatrice, ninth in line for the British throne, will marry multi-millionaire businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi following their engagement in Italy earlier this month, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday. The 31-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, is believed to have... More »

TV Host Slammed for 'Scathing' Segment on Meghan Markle

Australia's '60 Minutes' did not paint a flattering picture of Prince Harry's wife

(Newser) - Elton John recently begged the public to lay off Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but what USA Today calls a "scathing piece" from Down Under shows not everyone is heeding his words. Australia's 60 Minutes aired a special Sunday hosted by Karl Stefanovic in which he and others... More »

Prince Harry Explains Why He Won't Have More Than 2 Kids

He's concerned about the planet's resources

(Newser) - If Prince Harry has another baby, it will be his last, he reveals in a new interview with environmental activist Jane Goodall. In discussing their concerns about the planet and its diminishing resources, Harry told Goodall he's become even more concerned about Earth's future since having his first... More »

Meghan Markle Called 'Diva' After Wimbledon Request

Duchess of Sussex is once more in unwanted spotlight with pleas for privacy

(Newser) - First Meghan Markle and Prince Harry irked taxpayers with their home redo . Then they set off an "almighty storm" with an ultra-private christening for baby Archie. Now Markle is being accused of harboring a "secretive, high-maintenance attitude," and making "diva-ish demands" after apparently trying to get... More »

A Royal Christening Leads to 'Almighty Storm'

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to hold private baptism, not reveal godparents

(Newser) - A "very different royal event" is taking place Saturday in the UK. The BBC reports that baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will be christened in a chapel at Windsor Castle by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and CNN notes the baptism is causing... More »

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 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 »

The 2 Words a Top Pathologist Is Now Using for Diana's Death

'If only' tiny tear in her vein had been elsewhere, she may have lived: Dr. Richard Shepherd

(Newser) - "If only." Those are the two words Britain's top forensic pathologist is now saying about the 1997 car crash that claimed Princess Diana's life. That's because Dr. Richard Shepherd, who the Daily Beast notes has performed more than 23,000 post-mortems, lent his expertise to... More »

Inside Meghan Markle's Super Luxe Baby Shower

Duchess of Sussex has Serena Williams to thank

(Newser) - High above the commoners of New York City, the Duchess of Sussex will be spoiled with a $200,000 baby shower Wednesday. Serena Williams has reportedly booked the two-floor penthouse suite of the Mark hotel and will be treating Meghan Markle and some of her closest friends to a flower-arranging... 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 »

Meghan: You Have 'Broken My Heart Into a Million Pieces'

A letter by the Duchess of Sussex goes public

(Newser) - Tensions between Meghan Markle and her father went public Saturday when he let a British tabloid publish her anguished letter to him, People reports. "Daddy, it is with a heavy heart that I write this, not understanding why you have chosen to take this path, turning a blind eye... More »

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