Theresa May has released a statement following the news that Prince Philip will be standing down from his royal duties from autumn this year. Thanking the royal for his many years of service, she said: "On behalf of the whole country, I want to offer our deepest gratitude and good wishes to His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh following today's announcement that he will stand down from public duties in the Autumn." She added: "From his steadfast support for Her Majesty the Queen to his inspirational Duke of Edinburgh Awards and his patronage of hundreds of charities and good causes, his contribution to our United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the wider world will be of huge benefit to us all for years to come." Jeremy Corbyn also paid tribute, writing: "I would like to pay tribute t...
(CNN)A new photograph has been released to celebrate the birthday of the youngest member of the British Royal family, Princess Charlotte, who turns two on Tuesday. Kensington Palace shared the snap on their official Twitter account, posting: "The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday tomorrow." The rosy-cheeked tot is pictured in a yellow knitted cardigan with blue sheep detail and a matching blue bow in her hair. The photograph was taken in April by her mother Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, at their home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk and is similar to images released by the family marking her birthday last year as well on the birthday of her older brother, Prince George, 3. William and Kate have made multiple...
Top ten facts about weddings TOMORROW will be the sixth anniversary of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. So let’s have some facts for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to celebrate. 1. White wedding dresses were popularised by Queen Victoria. Before her marriage in 1840, brides generally just wore their best dress. 2. There were 247,372 marriages between opposite sex couples in the UK in 2014. 3. In 1940, there were 470,549 weddings in the UK, the highest figure ever. 4. In Ancient Greece, Hymen or Hymenaeus was God of Weddings. Hera was the Wedding Goddess. 5. The average age at marriage is 39.5 years for men and 36.9 years for women. For first marriages, it is 32 for men and 30 for women. 6. The largest wedding reception was in India in 1
ROYALS' NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Prince Harry treats girlfriend Meghan Markle to romantic after-hours tour of Natural History Museum Prince Harry is following his sister-in-law who is a patron of the museum and his niece and nephew who are frequent visitors. PRINCE Harry has treated his girlfriend Meghan Markle to a romantic after-hours museum tour. The couple slipped in to London’s Natural History Museum as it was closing on Sunday. A source said: “Meg had always wanted to go so Harry arranged a private visit. “It’s quite romantic after dark as all the exhibits, including the dinosaurs, are all still lit up. “And of course, they had it to themselves.” The museum is popular with royals. Harry’s sister-in-law Kate is its patron and often takes along kids George, three, and Charlotte, 23
Prince William and Kate showed their love of sports as they attended the Wales vs France Six Nations rugby match on Saturday. The royals, who are nearing the end of their fleeting 24-hour visit to Paris, were guests of honour at the match in the Stade de France. The outing marked William’s first engagement as Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union since Her Majesty The Queen stepped down as its patron in December 2016. His wife Kate showed her support for the Welsh team, choosing to don a bright red Carolina Herrera coat, which she has previously worn during her royal tour of Canada last year. The Duchess beat the chill in a black turtleneck jumper and black gloves, and looked to be thoroughly enjoying the match as she chatted to her fellow spectators and cheered Wales on. Earlier i
Prince Charles warning as American vows to reclaim Brit throne when Queen dies A US lad has vowed to reclaim his “rightful” Brit throne in a shocking challenge to Prince Charles when the Queen dies. Allan Evans has taken out a large newspaper advert to declare he is the rightful future UK kingdom. The Colorado-based bloke posted the two-column advert in today's Times newspaper to declare his claim to the throne. He declares that in 30 days he is going to claim his historic Royal estate, all lands, assets and titles including the "Royal Title and Crown of Wales". Allan is, according to himself, the descendant of the first King of Wales. His long and glorious lineage is set out in detail in his closely-printed advert. He declares: "Allan V. Evans... is a direct descendant of an unbro
Huddersfield students design clothes fit for the royal family Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were hugely impressed by the dresses designed for them by students at the University of Huddersfield Two talented students at the University of Huddersfield have created clothes fit for a princess – or two. For after seeing their designs, Princess Beatrice has announced plans to bring her sister Eugenie along for a fitting session. Princess Beatrice paid a special visit to the university’s town centre campus to see the creations designed and made up by Amy Bean and Celine Constantinides, who are in the second year of their Fashion Design with Textiles BA course. Celine has designed an outfit for Beatrice and Amy’s dress is for her sister Princess Eugenie. The creations are the result of a v
Ayr couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary in style as they meet Prince Charles The Prince visited Ayrshire Hospice on the day Christine and George Milne celebrated their special day at the facility, where they both volunteer. Receiving a letter from the Queen was only the beginning for an inspirational Ayr couple as they got the chance to shake hands with Prince Charles on their diamond wedding anniversary. Christine and George Milne celebrated their special day at the Ayrshire Hospice — where they both volunteer — and their landmark day coincided with a Royal visit to the facility, with the couple being greeted by the Prince surrounded by their friends, colleagues and fellow members of the Hospice. Christine, 83, met George, 87, when she was working as a nurse at Ballochmyle Hos
Letters sent by Princess Diana which revealed Prince Harry was "constantly in trouble" at school have sold for thousands more than was estimated. The six handwritten letters, sent to a favoured Buckingham Palace steward, sold for £15,100 at auction, exceeding the £2,300-£3,600 estimate. One lot, which included a letter where Diana described Prince William's adoration for younger brother Harry, was sold for £3,200 - around five times more than its estimate of £400-£600. In the letter to Cyril Dickman, Diana wrote: "William adores his little brother and spends the entire time swamping Harry with an endless supply of hugs and kisses, hardly letting the parents near! "The reaction to one tiny person's birth has totally overwhelmed us and I can hardly breathe for the mass of flowers that
Princess Diana's letters about 'naughty' Harry up for sale Handwritten notes to Buckingham Palace steward expected to raise £15,000 at auction A collection of letters written by Princess Diana about her children Princes William and Harry are to be sold at auction today for an estimated £15,000. The six handwritten notes were sent to Cyril Dickman, a steward at Buckingham Palace for more than 50 years, in the 1980s and 90s and are described as "the private letters between a trusted butler and the royal family". They reveal personal family insights such as how Harry was "constantly in trouble" and how much the boys enjoy boarding school, reports ITV News. "One particularly touching letter", says the broadcaster, reads: "Dear Cyril, it was so very kind of you to have sent u