He should be so lucky: is Prince Andrew really dating Kylie? This week in The Royals: an Australian gossip magazine reckons Andy is ‘100% smitten’ with the princess of pop. Meanwhile, William has been catching up with Lady Gaga on the family FaceTime terminal As a devotee of high-camp drama, I am thrilled the royal family are now dating the sort of people who might cameo as royal dates in The Royals. This is the equivalent of Cameron Diaz being reduced to taking scripts calling for “a Cameron Diaz type”. If you’re Cameron’s agent, you’re far from happy about it, of course – but then, neither you nor I rep the Windsors, and can simply enjoy the show. There is Prince Harry’s Meghan Markle, who in The Royals would play a brilliant neurosurgeon who captivates the prince, but in real
Princess Beatrice has paid tribute to her parents for helping her to see dyslexia as an opportunity rather than a hindrance. The royal, 28, was diagnosed in early childhood as she struggled to read even the simplest books, but says her parents worked hard to bring reading alive for her. The Duke and Duchess of York would record themselves reading her favourite stories so she could fall asleep to the sound of her voices when they were travelling, she told the Evening Standard. And she revealed how children's stories inspired her as she struggled with her reading, saying: "I was lucky my mother, with her great imagination, took the time to work on these with me." "By the time I read Harry Potter aged 11, I tore through the pages". The Duchess of York also penned a series of children's...
Queen Elizabeth was expected to miss church services Sunday as she continued to battle a heavy cold that has kept her indoors for weeks. Her illness has sparked questions about whether she might step down from the throne or if her illness might be more serious than Buckingham Palace has told the public. Queen Elizabeth has been sick since before Christmas. Her cold saw her miss church services on Christmas Day and New Year's Day for the first time in decades. A palace statement last week said: “The Queen does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold.” Her eventual death is expected to stroke debate about the future of the monarchy, but apart from the public ramifications associated with the passing of the queen, Elizabeth is also the mother of
Many people in the U.K. believe that Prince Charles is not fit to be King. In the U.K.’s constitutional democracy, Queen Elizabeth is nominally the head of state, a role that she has fulfilled with grace since 1953. Even those who view the monarchy as an anachronistic institution have a grudging respect for the Queen, but the same cannot be said of her heir Prince Charles. The monarch is supposed to remain above politics, something that Prince Charles seems unable to do. As reported in the Guardian earlier this year, the so-called “Black Spider Memos” showed that Charles has regularly lobbied government ministers over issues that many would argue he directly benefited from. It seems that “Prince Charles filled ministers’ pigeon-holes with idiosyncratic lobbying letters covering an aston
Amid growing concerns over Queen Elizabeth II's health, rumors about her death as well as her abdication have made the rounds. The 90-year-old monarch was forced to skip annual royal holiday celebrations, including Christmas and New Year services, due to a "heavy cold." The world's longest serving monarch's illness has given rise to questions about which British monarch would become the first king to sit on the throne since 1952. The queen has four children — Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Prince Charles, the eldest, is the first in line to be king. But his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is unlikely to become the next queen of England due to her troubled past over her relationship with Charles while he was still married to the late Prince
At 90 years of age, Queen Elizabeth II is battling “heavy cold” triggering concern among Britons over her health. Although Princess Anne said that her mother is feeling “better,” the queen’s health scare had led to speculation whether she will retire from her royal duties. Succession to the British throne is established by descent, gender (for those born before October 2011), legitimacy and religion. After the queen, the throne will be passed on to her son Prince Charles. But his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is unlikely to become the next queen of England due to her troubled past with Britons over her relationship with Charles while he was still married to Princess Diana. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, follows his father in line to the throne and his wife Duchess of Cambr
Reports of Queen Elizabeth’s illness has left several Britons worried about their 90-year-old monarch, who skipped Christmas service for the first time in decades this year. Meanwhile, false reports of her death have also been circulating on social media, putting the future of U.K.’s monarchy to debate. While the lives of those closest in line to succeed the world’s longest reigning living monarch are well-documented, the ones farther down the line don’t make headlines too often. The members of the royal family help the queen with her royal duties. The royal family collectively carry out 2,000 official engagements throughout the U.K. and worldwide. Queen Elizabeth II has had four children — Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward — with her husband, Prince Philip
I can reveal the Queen’s second son has been holding secret talks at Buckingham Palace with Father Michael Seed, the celebrity priest who helped convert Tony Blair, former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe and the Duchess of Kent to Roman Catholicism. It seems unlikely that Andrew, whose mother is Supreme Governor of the Church of England, would consider going over to Rome, so what was Fr Michael doing at the Palace? ‘I really cannot make any comment as I am a priest,’ he tells me. Adding to the intrigue, the meetings were not recorded in the Court Circular, the official record of royal engagements. Fr Michael, who is one of Britain’s most prominent Catholic priests, hit the headlines five years ago when he admitted arranging papal knighthoods for wealthy businessmen for money. Papal kni
incess Beatrice is ready for a challenge! The 27-year-old royal has decided to embark on a new career - as a business consultant. Beatrice recently left her position at the Manhattan investment firm Sandbridge Capital in order to branch out and pursue her "entrepreneurial ambition", according to the Daily Mail. Sources close to the princess confirmed that she resigned from Sandbridge to form her own 'start-up', backed by her former company. "She is creating a start-up consultancy backed by, and in association with, the group she worked with. She and some other people have set up a consultancy business under the auspices of Sandbridge Capital," a friend told the newspaper. Princess Beatrice is launching a new career as a business consultant Denying reports that Beatrice had been let ...