Queen offers condolences following Turkey attack The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following the terror attack in an Istanbul nightclub which left 39 people dead and around 70 wounded. In a statement, Queen Elizabeth II said: "Prince Philip and I were saddened to learn of the terrible attack in Istanbul on New Year's Day. "Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the wounded, and with the Turkish people at this time." Source: ITV COM
Duke of Cambridge becomes patron of the Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund The Duke of Cambridge has become patron of the Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund. The Fund, which began in 1870 as an orphanage, is the oldest police charity in the world. It supports the children of officers of the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police who have died or who are unable to provide for their families. The Fund will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020, and 2017 marks 80 years since it became a modern charity following the closure of the orphanage in 1937. Peter Smyth, the chief executive officer, said: “We are absolutely delighted that His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has agreed to be our new patron. I am sure the children we support and serving police
Prince Harry confirmed his relationship with Markle back in November 2016, by releasing an official statement. Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle has admitted that starting a family is one of her bucket list items. In an interview with the Best Health Magazine Canada, the Suits actor opened up about her personal life and what she likes to do while not filming for the USA Network drama. She told the Magazine, "We are confirmed to film two more seasons of Suits, so I'll be here [in Toronto] for at least a couple more years. And really the hiatus [between filming] is so brief that I just want to use that time to grow The Tig. I'm so grateful for how it's taken off." The 35-year-old American actress later went on to add a chirpy remark about starting a family, without mentioning he...
The Queen has sent a message of congratulations to Canada as 2017 marks the 150th year of the country's Confederation. In the video message her Majesty, who can be seen dressed in a blue outfit with a maple leaf brooch, says: "I am delighted to offer all Canadians my best wishes and congratulations on the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Countries throughout the Commonwealth and, indeed, around the world, rejoice with you as you embark on this special year. Throughout the years, particularly since your Centennial year, I have watched Canada develop into a remarkable nation. "You have earned a reputation as a welcoming, respectful and compassionate country. Fifty years ago, on the eve of the Centennial, I encouraged Canadians to continue to embody the values of equality, freedom
Queen Silvia''s adorable grandchildren aren't the only ones who like to hide in the corridors of Drottningholm Palace. The Swedish monarch revealed in a documentary by SVT that the royal family's private residence is haunted by "friendly ghosts". "There's a lot of history here," Her Majesty said. "There are small friends, ghosts. They're all very friendly, but you sometimes feel that you're not completely alone." The 73-year-old then added, "It's really exciting, but you don't get scared." Drottningholm Palace is the official residence of Queen Silvia and King Carl Gustaf Drottningholm is the permanent home for the Queen and her husband King Carl XVI Gustaf, who reside together in the southern wing of the palace. Princess Estelle's grandmother went on to encourage people to visit the ...
Royal fans have been sharing snaps of a Christmas card sent by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The holiday greeting, which was sent in response to kind Christmas wishes from royal supporters, features a photo of Prince William and Kate with their two young children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and thanks people for taking the time to send their seasonal greetings. The photo, reportedly taken by British photographer Arthur Edwards, was snapped back in September during at a children’s party held for military families from the royal couple's royal tour of Canada. The image, which is one of the most-recognised pictures from the tour, shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge holding their little Prince and Princess as they all watched party entertainer Paul Kilshaw blow up ballo
Prince William is back to work. On Thursday, in his role as an air ambulance rescue pilot, the royal dad helped airlift a patient to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge — not far from where he is based with the East Anglian Air Ambulance service. William and his fellow pilot helped paramedics transfer the patient to the top hospital. The return to work came after William, Princess Kate and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte celebrated the holidays in Kate’s hometown of Bucklebury. The family is thought to have since returned to their country home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall. Now there is another celebration on the calendar: Kate turns 35 on Monday, which the family may well mark at Anmer. Last year, the royal mom welcomed her family and close friends to stay for a long wee
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