Month: March 2014

Prince Charles faces political campaign to strip him of special legal privileges

Prince Charles faces political campaign to strip him of special legal privileges

Prince Charles
Prince Charles faces political campaign to strip him of special legal privileges Bill to propose removing privileges such as tax exemptions, powers of veto and immunity from planning and other legislation Prince Charles's inherited estate £880m estate, the Duchy of Cornwall, provides him with an annual income of £19m. Photograph: Rex Features Prince Charles is facing a Westminster campaign to strip him and his estate of special privileges including tax exemptions, a power of veto over new laws and immunity from legislation covering everything from squatting to planning. A radical bill is to be put before the House of Lords proposing to remove special treatment of the prince and the Duchy of Cornwall, his inherited £800m estate that provides him with a £19m a year private inco
Photos Gallery: Prince William and Kate Middleton step out in style for close friends’ wedding

Photos Gallery: Prince William and Kate Middleton step out in style for close friends’ wedding

Duchess Catherine, Prince Harry, Prince William
Photos Gallery: Prince William and Kate Middleton step out in style for close friends' wedding Scroll Down to View Image Gallery Prince William and Kate Middleton looked picture perfect as they stepped out to attend their close friends' wedding in Marshfield, Gloucestershire over the weekend. The ever fashionable Kate chose a recycled outfit, donning a Whistles Bella blue and white floral dress she had worn at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony. She wrapped up in a tweed coat by M Missoni, which showed off her svelte figure. The Duchess of Cambridge, 32, had worn the design from the Italian label's 2010 collection for previous royal engagements — once during a tour of Fortnum and Mason with the Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall, and another time on a visit to Nottingham for the Q
The British Royal Family Has A Long History Of Posing For Photos As They Hang Out Of Windows

The British Royal Family Has A Long History Of Posing For Photos As They Hang Out Of Windows

Her Majesty The Queen, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth
The British Royal Family Has A Long History Of Posing For Photos As They Hang Out Of Windows Traditional Yesterday we got to see the new official family portrait of Prince William, Kate Middleton and their son Prince George which the family posed for as they hung out a window of their home at Kensington Palace. I commented that the hanging out the window thing seemed a bit odd but because of how adorable the family — and especially 8 month old Prince George — looked, I didn’t really dwell on that supposed oddness. It has been seen, that the British royal family has a tradition of standing by windows for posed photographs so yesterday’s new photo is only the latest in this tradition of photos. This photo of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Ann was taken
Cress stress: Prince Harry’s mate hits out at pressure on royal girlfriend

Cress stress: Prince Harry’s mate hits out at pressure on royal girlfriend

Prince Harry
Cress stress: Prince Harry's mate hits out at pressure on royal girlfriend A FRIEND of Prince Harry has revealed the “terrible” pressure on royal girlfriend Cressida Bonas. IN LOVE: Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at We Day in Wembley Arena [EMPICS] Inge Solheim spoke out after the pair were criticised for taking a ski break in repressive Kazakhstan. The Norwegian called Cressida a “young girl in love” who was desperate for time alone with her boyfriend. It is the first time one of Harry’s ­circle has spoken about their ­romance. And it confirms our reports Cressida is being lined up as a royal bride. Harry, 29, and Cressida, 25, were slated for visiting Kazakhstan which has a poor human rights record. The loved-up pair had enjoyed ­heli-skiing and a mountain-top dinner. Inge,
Prince George: reaching out to the world (Images Collection)

Prince George: reaching out to the world (Images Collection)

Duchess Catherine, Prince George, Prince William
Prince George: reaching out to the world (Images Collection) As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare to take Prince George on his first international tour, how does the baby boost the royal brand? Prince George at his christening in October 2013 Photo: PA/JOHN STILLWELL At face value, the latest official photograph of the royal baby is simply a delightful portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looking forward to their first Mothering Sunday with Prince George. Royal aides said the couple had decided now was a good time to let the public see how their son is growing up, aware of the intense interest in the future king’s progress. In truth, though, the picture has far greater significance. It has been timed to whet the appetite here and abroad for thei
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Marshfield wedding of Lucy Meade

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Marshfield wedding of Lucy Meade

Duchess Catherine, Prince Harry, Prince William
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Marshfield wedding of Lucy Meade The royals arrive for the wedding. Picture by Seb Turner The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice at a wedding in Marshfield yesterday. Related Topics: The British Royal Family Has A Long History Of Posing For Photos As They Hang Out Of Windows Prince George: reaching out to the world (Images Collection) Photos Gallery: Prince William and Kate Middleton step out in style for close friends’ wedding The royals were in the village for the marriage of their friends Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett. The ceremony was held at St Mary's Church. Prince William and Prince Harry both wore formal black jackets with tails, striped grey trousers and double breasted waistcoats. The b
Prince George poses with parents – and their dog Lupo – for official portrait

Prince George poses with parents – and their dog Lupo – for official portrait

Prince George, Prince William
Prince George poses with parents - and their dog Lupo - for official portrait The photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George was taken at Kensington Palace by Jason Bell and released ahead of the family’s tour of Australia and New Zealand next week The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their son Prince George photographed at Kensington Palace Photo: Jason Bell/ Camera Press With his mother’s brown eyes and his father’s blond hair, Prince George poses with his parents for his first official portrait in five months. The photograph, released ahead of the family’s tour of Australia and New Zealand next week, was taken at Kensington Palace by Jason Bell, who also took the official pictures of Prince George’s christening in October. It shows how
Let them eat horse!

Let them eat horse!

Her Majesty The Queen, Queen Elizabeth
Let them eat horse!   Princess Anne says that creating "a real market for horsemeat" could reduce the number of welfare and neglect cases by putting a value on unwanted horses Princess Anne is to repeat her view that British diners should be offered horsemeat. In an interview with BBC1’s Countryfile, the Princess Royal will suggest that putting a value on unwanted horses might prevent cases of neglect. She will also express the view that if badgers need to be culled to halt the spread of bovine TB, gassing is the most humane way. The interview, to be broadcast on Sunday April 6, is “frank and wide-ranging” according to the programme’s executive editor Bill Lyons. The controversial topic of slaughtering horses for their meat is something she first raised last November. "Should w
Medical director of Rainbows receives his MBE

Medical director of Rainbows receives his MBE

Prince William
Medical director of Rainbows receives his MBE Dr Satbir Jassal, who is also a general practitioner in Loughborough, has been recognized for his services to palliative care for children and young people. Dr Jassal receives his MBE from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. THE medical director of Rainbows Hospice has received his MBE from Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Dr Satbir Jassal, who is also a general practitioner in Loughborough, has been recognised for his services to palliative care for children and young people. After he accepted the accolade on March 18 at Buckingham Palace, Dr Jassal declared it as a very special recognition for children’s palliative care. He said: “I am very proud of the work Rainbows does and I couldn’t help but be proud to receive the