Prince William, the heir to the British throne, on Monday skipped a major ceremony with Queen Elizabeth and other royals to celebrate Commonwealth Day. Instead he was spotted in the Swiss alps, drinking beer on the ski slopes with friends after partying into the early hours the night before at a club in the posh ski resort town of Verbier, the Daily Mail reported. The British tabloids were also eager to point out that he seemed very friendly during a leisurely lunch Monday at a mountainside restaurant with a blonde 24-year-old Australian model named Sophie Taylor. It is believed that William left his wife, Kate Middleton, and their young children at home for this “lads only” weekend jaunt, returning to England late Monday afternoon. The prince’s decision to miss the Westminster Abbey
The 2017 Commonwealth service took place yesterday at Westminster Abbey, with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall all in attendance. There were, however, two people visibly absent from the annual multi-faith celebration: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Luckily for everyone, Prince Harry was on hand to represent Kensington Palace at the Commonwealth service, doing a stellar job. Prince William’s absence was explained when photos emerged of the 34-year-old royal enjoying a boys skiing holiday on the slopes of Verbier with close friends, enjoying the Swiss après-ski life until the early hours. Whilst William is unwinding in Switzerland, Kate is said to be enjoying some family time before the couple head to Paris together this weekend. T
Little Alfie Lunn was supposed to quietly present Queen Elizabeth with a bouquet of flowers on Thursday after she unveiled a war memorial in London. Instead, the 2-year-old took matters into his own hands, putting on an amusing display for the monarch. With Prince Philip, 95, watching in amusement, the little boy squirmed in his mother’s arms, tried to jet away from the Queen and even fell to the floor in frustration as his embarrassed mother, in military uniform, tried to wrangle him under control. All while the Queen waited for her posies. He handed them over eventually, though, prompting a sweet smile from the Queen, 90. Alfie’s mother, Cpl. Michele Lunn told reporters afterwards that the Queen had been “very understanding” thanks to having children of her own. “She thanked us,” Lun
The Royal House of Windsor: Prince Philip wanted to change the Royal Family’s name The Royal House of Windsor looks back at dilemma Queen Elizabeth II faced when Prince Philip asked that the Royal Family be known as the House of Mountbatten-Windsor. Why did Prince Philip want to change the Royal Family’s name? After the Queen took to the throne in 1952, Prince Philip asked that the Royal Family take his suname and be known as the House of Mountbatten. As Philip’s uncle Lord Mountbatten noted, it was at the time standard routine for a wife to adopt her husband’s name. The Queen chose to retain her father’s name, Windsor, on the advice of her Prime Minister Winston Churchill and her grandmother Queen Mary. Famously, Philip complained: “I am nothing but a bloody amoe
Could Prince Harry ever marry divorcee Meghan Markle? PRINCE HARRY and his girlfriend Meghan Markle recently enjoyed their first holiday together, leading to speculation about a possible royal wedding. The Prince reportedly saw in the New Year with his American girlfriend in London before whisking her away to Norway to see the Northern Lights. A source told The Sun: “Harry wanted to make this first holiday something Meg will never forget. “It wasn’t an obvious choice like a glitzy beach resort or tropical island. “He’d put a lot of thought into it and wanted to make it as romantic and special as possible.” With the relationship said to be moving “at lightning speed”, royal fans have begun discussing the possibility of a wedding. But could Prince Harry marry previously-wed Meghan?
The Duchess of Cambridge joined her husband Prince William as the pair attended a church service which was also attended by Kate's family, Prince Philip and the Queen. Although well-wishers only caught a glimpse of Kate, who was walking beside Prince William upon entering the church, the Duchess looked effortlessly demure in a recycled dark green wool coat thought to be from Sportmax, which the mother-of-two previously wore on a visit to Edinburgh in 2016. She accessorised the coat with a grey fur hat, leaving her trademark bouncy brunette curls down. Meanwhile Pippa Middleton, who also attended the service, looked stylish in a fitted brown coat with matching heels and a hat. They were joined by their parents and brother James Middleton, who are thought to be in Sandringham to celebr...
Kate Middleton nails winter wardrobe for morning church service with Prince William and the Queen THE Duchess of Cambridge couldn't stop smiling as she attended St Mary's Church on Sunday morning. Kate Middleton – who was joined by husband Prince William and the Queen for the religious service – showcased her famous glow and impeccable style in Norfolk on Sunday morning. Snapped side by side with her husband, the Duchess – who had an incredible 2016 wardrobe – completely nailed her winter style which of course, was a classic designer number. Prince George's mum looked stunning in her emerald green coat which fell past her knees. The Sportmax belted coat, which now costs £940, suited the royal's trim figure perfectly as she went with skin-coloured tights and matching green heels. The
For now, Kate Middleton and Prince William’s home base is a Norfolk-set country manor known as Anmer Hall. But their part-time residence is London’s Kensington Palace, where Prince Harry lives as well. And later this year, the family will take up permanent residence in its storied halls. As a royal palace owned by the British monarchy since the 17th century, Kensington Palace has a history thats goes far back, well before its current tenants. Below, eight key facts you need to know. A Ruling Queen Was Its First Royal Owner When it comes to past British monarchs, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria loom large. But people often forget that they were not the only historical British female sovereigns. Queen Mary II ruled alongside her husband, King William III. When the couple ascended to
A "Queen Catherine" could be decades away for the royal family, but Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, seem to be getting a head start in 2017. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are reportedly moving into Kensington Palace in London, a 20-room royal palace the couple used to host international leaders, including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle, while living part-time in the stately home. Currently, the second royal couple in line to the throne reside on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, in a home gifted to them by Queen Elizabeth II. With Prince William's two-year piloting contract ending in March, however, the new year provides a unique opportunity for the royal family. The two will raise their toddlers, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, in the quiet Lo...