Prince Charles loves spending time with his grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Earlier this year it was revealed that the heir to the throne had enjoyed a spot of gardening with Prince William and Kate's two-year-old son in the gardens of Highgrove. The youngster helped his green-fingered grandfather to plant two new trees in the ground of the country retreat which Charles bought in 1980. Whilst the future King loves the company of his grandchildren, there's one task that he isn't so keen on – nappy changing. In a new documentary, When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust, which will air 4 January, the Prince of Wales admits "with the merest hint of a blushed cheek" that he hasn't yet changed any nappies. The royal added that he is thankful that
The Prince of Wales has donated £2,000 to a Catholic Church in Northern Ireland. St Patrick's Church is involved in a marching dispute involving Protestant loyal orders. It has seen disorder in recent years, with some parading loyalist bandsmen accused of provocative and sectarian behaviour while passing by. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall toured the historic Belfast place of worship in May in a gesture of reconciliation and the money is expected to be used for renovation work. 13 members of one loyalist band were convicted of playing a sectarian tune while marching in a circle on Donegall Street outside St Patrick's in 2012, they were found guilty of playing a song with anti-Catholic lyrics. However, the convictions were subsequently overturned on appeal, although the ba
Prince Charles may be the future King of England, but he's just like any other dad, according to his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, who gave a rare interview in a new documentary that celebrates the 40th anniversary of a charity founded by Prince Charles. In the documentary, "When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust," William, 33, and Harry, 31, fondly revealed how Charles, 67, used to embarrass them at school by laughing in all the wrong places, according to Event Magazine, which previewed the 90-minute film. Prince William told celebrity duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, better known as Ant and Dec, that his father found it amusing when the special effects malfunctioned at a school play. William, himself now a father of two, joked that it i...
Britain's Prince Charles has paid tribute to the "personal sacrifices" of the armed forces. The 67-year-old royal sent a festive message through Forces TV and BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Services) Radio, in which he praised their "professionalism" and "cultural sensitivity", as well as speaking of his admiration of those who protect the country in the face of "great danger". He spoke of his admiration for those who face "great danger" to protect the country. He added: "I am delighted to have this opportunity to send you all a Christmas message, for while many of the current news headlines around the world appear rather grim, they have reminded us all of the vital importance of the armed forces. "Sometimes it would appear that there is no real threat facing Britain and that ther...
Yes – just like the rest of us, Prince Charles jas made his sons Prince William and Prince Harry cringe. In a new documentary, When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust, William and Harry get candid with Ant Dec, a British comedy duo who also serve as ambassadors for Prince Charles's foundation, the Prince's Trust. While the documentary isn't set to air until January 4 in the U.K., Ant and Dec spoke about their chat with the princes in a interview with Event magazine (via The Daily Mail). William and Harry told the pair all about their father's "rabbiting on" – and his tendency to embarrass them during his visits back in their school days. One particular memory William shared involved a bit of laughter at his own expense. During a school production, the stage lig
Prince William’s recently revealed access to cabinet papers isn’t his only preparation for kingship. The Queen is also allowing him to shadow her at confidential meetings and organises briefing sessions for him with senior members of her household, I am told. Might his father Prince Charles, 67, pass the throne straight to 33-year-old William – or do so after a short reign – as a means of expressing regret that he had to wait so long? The Prince of Wales is losing his Communications Secretary, Kristina Kyriacou. A former Tin Pan Alley PR executive, unmarried Ms Kyriacou, 49 – pictured with clients Cheryl Cole (as she was then) and Charles – will remain a consultant. She’ll deal with high-profile projects such as Charlie’s appearance with Ant and Dec and on the BBC’s Countryfile. So
The Prince of Wales has visited communities in Cumbria hit by the flooding caused by Storm Desmond. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged when a record amount of rain fell during the weekend of 5 December. Prince Charles began his tour in Carlisle, where he met residents who had been flooded out of their homes in Warwick Road, and viewed the ongoing clean-up. Six years ago he visited the same area following major flooding. He will later meet members of the emergency services and charities who supported those affected. A Clarence House spokeswoman said: "The visit will recognise the efforts of those who helped in the relief operation as well as showing the progress of repair work as local communities prepare for Christmas and look ahead to the New Year Source: BBC COM
The Duchess of Cornwall's Pink Topaz Choker and Earrings With a big pink stone right at its heart and a gorgeous pair of earrings to match, The Duchess of Cornwall's Five Strand Pearl Choker with Pink Topaz Clasp is my personal favorite member of her extensive pearl necklace collection. The clasp features an oval pink topaz stone surrounded by a ring of diamonds in a delicate scrolling design and a ring of collet-set diamonds on the outside. She also has matching earrings, each with an oval pink topaz in a foliate diamond design. The diamonds used in the pieces are rose and cushion-cut. The Duchess of Cornwall's Five Strand Pearl Choker with Pink Topaz Clasp We know some of the details of the history of this set, and other details have been assumed. It has been widely reported that th...
Norfolk wildlife artist who has fans queuing around the block is awarded MBE Mr Gillmor. who lives and works at Cley in north Norfolk, is one of the country’s most popular and highly regarded wildlife illustrators. He was made an MBE for services to wildlife art in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of the coast and countryside close to his home Mr Gillmor is particularly well known for vivid images of his favourite subject birds. A familiar figure on the coastal marshes with sketchbook in hand, Mr Gillmor was inspired to return to his love of linocut prints after moving from Reading to Cley in 1998. A founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, his commissions include creating a series of first day covers and stamps for t
But to each other, they've long been Fred and Gladys. The names are lifted from The Goon Show, a comedy radio program from the BBC that was a favorite of the prince. The Goon Show premiered in 1951 and ran for over two decades, until 1972, two years after Charles and Camilla met at a polo match. The characters of Fred and Gladys were the creations of Peter Sellers, one of the show's three hosts. Gladys was best known for the catch phrase "Yes, Darling," while Fred gained fame for his disappearance in the episode The Affair of the Lone Banana. Whatever you call them, the couple is having a great year. They just released an intimate Christmas card photo and finished off a fun-loving tour throughout Australia and New Zealand last month. Source: PEOPLE