Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception to meet young people from India and Bhutan living, studying or working in the UK. The event, which was held at Kensington Palace, allowed Their Royal Highnesses an opportunity to learn more about India and Bhutan's people, history, current affairs and culture, ahead of their forthcoming tour of the two countries. The Duke and Duchess have met India’s High Commissioner to the UK, Navtej Sarna. Additionally TRH's were introduced to a wide range of Indian and Bhutanese people, including those involved in British and Indian business, the charity sector, key figures within the diaspora community, academia, and representatives from the British Asian Trust. Their Royal Highnesses also chatted to Bhutanese and Indian students en
Not only can the 11-month-old kick a ball, she is already showing promise of being a "very good footballer". Speaking to former Chelsea and Aston Villa defender Paul Elliott at a Football Association reception at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, Prince William praised his daughter's football skills, which he called "very sweet". Prince William revealed Princess Charlotte is a "very good footballer" "She's a very good footballer. You hold her hand and she kicks it," William said. "Very sweet". The Duke of Cambridge has been the president of the FA for the last ten years, and on Wednesday said that the time had "gone by in a flash" as he reflected on his decade in the role. William, who is a keen Aston Villa supporter, also backed an alternative Midlands football team to win the Premier Lea...
Mark your calendars! Kensington Palace confirmed Prince Harry will be in Toronto on May 2. Last month the 31-year-old prince announced he will be hosting the 3rd Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style sporting event for injured, wounded and sick service personnel, in Toronto in 2017. The short trip in May marks the prince's first trip to the city in 25 years, but it is going to be a quick one. According to the palace, the prince is kicking off the official countdown to the 2017 games before travelling to Florida to take part in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup on May 4. Prince Harry co-founded the Sentebale charity in 2006, along side Lesotho's Prince Seeiso. Since it's start, the charity has remained committed to supporting the needs of children affected by poverty and...
Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse will undergo an impressive £37million refurbishment over the next few years. Visitors to the royal residences will have a "more direct, fulfilling and meaningful" experience as new spaces are opened up to the public for the first time ever. At Windsor, tourists will be welcomed into the castle through the original entrance hall which has previously only been used for heads of states and the Queen's official visitors. From there, members of the public will have access to new areas, including medieval ones, to give visitors a true sense of how old the castle is. Visitors will be welcomed into Windsor Castle through the original entrance hall that has only ever been used by heads of states While visitors will not be able to have tea with th
In just a few days, Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge will head off to India for their first official trip to the country. The royal couple is reportedly preparing to say goodbye to their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, for the seven-day journey through the Indian sub-continent. Naturally, the children will be left in the capable hands of their nanny, Maria Turrion Borallo, but leaving them behind for the first time is still difficult. In past interviews, William confessed that since having children, he is “a lot more emotional.” Although he “never used to get too wound up or worried,” things have changed now that he’s a father. “[N]ow the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the
For the first time since Charlotte was born, Kate Middleton and Prince William are going to be away from their tots for an entire week. It's difficult to imagine having the strength to say goodbye to those pairs of cheeks, but Kate and Wills have some royal duties to attend to in India and Bhutan. Will has admitted that since becoming a dad he's "a lot more emotional" than he used to be. "I never used to get too wound up or worried about things," he said. "But now the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think, as a father." Welcome to the club, Will. So, how will he cope with his fears when he's 4,000 miles away from 2-year-old George and 11-month-old Charlotte? He'll t
Prince Harry began his mission in Nepal on 19 March and took such a shine to the country that he decided to extend his trip in order to support the work of Team Rubicon. The charity's aim was to help an earthquake-damaged community in a remote part of Nepal and the British royal stayed a little longer to get his hands dirty. The village, which was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in April 2015, received help from the charity with the ongoing temporary rebuild of its school. This provided the children with adequate education facilities before the monsoon season. The 31-year-old royal, who has seen various recovery projects during his stay, joined Team Rubicon's volunteers for part of Operation: Nirman, meaning "build" in Nepalese. Damage to the village of Lupabesi following ...
When Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William land in India this weekend, it won't be all Bollywood parties and glamorous galas – the royal pair will be rolling up their sleeves and sweating it out on a five-hour trek in high altitude. On their second day in the picturesque Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the couple will wear hiking boots and hats to climb to Paro Taktsang, otherwise known as Tiger's Nest – one of the most breathtaking temples in the world and also the most spiritual place in the whole of Bhutan. Known for their competitive rivalry when it comes to sports, William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge are eagerly anticipating the day, their spokesman said in a statement. "It is a magical place that The Duke and Duchess are thrilled to be visiting," the statement sa
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge has encouraged Prince Charles to make the Royal Gardens more child-friendly. Prince Charles is happily doing so, all the while enjoying time with Prince George. Camilla Parker-Bowles must be ridiculously jealous over what she perceives as Charles pandering to spoiled commoner Catherine Duchess of Cambridge. Prince George has already had a hand in one of the grandest gardens in the country... @HighgroveGarden @BBCGQThttps://t.co/PKdPuHlk5R — BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) April 1, 2016 William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge do not allow Camilla Parker-Bowles around the Royal grandchildren unless absolutely necessary. That means the more time Charles spends with George and Charlotte, the less time Charles spends with Camilla which makes her outrageously j
So how will the royal parents be preparing Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 11 months, for their seven-night trip to India and Bhutan – the longest stretch of time the family of four have ever been apart? "It's often harder on the parents than it is on the children," Sarah Dixon, a maternity nurse who has worked with friends of the couple, tells PEOPLE, adding that nanny Maria Turrion Borrallo will be there to "keep the stability and keep their routine in place – which is paramount." How Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William Are Preparing Their Kids to Say Goodbye Pre-Royal Tour| The British Royals, The Royals, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Queen Elizabeth and ro