Step aside, George and Charlotte: The Prince of Bhutan is our new favourite royal baby Perhaps their royal blood has some kind of magical control over our hormones, or maybe it’s just their outrageously expensive little outfits. Either way, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have had their tiny little fingers wrapped around our hearts for a while now. That was until we found out about tiny Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Prince of Bhutan. The country’s youngest royal turned one yesterday. And to celebrate, Bhutanese website Yellow has made the Crown Prince the cover model for the February edition of its desktop calendar. It claims that the photos will ‘melt your heart’, which after even a brief glance isn’t a matter of debate. Look back at that photo at the top of this a
We've tolerated his outspoken views for years, but as he nears the throne Charles is pontificating on such explosive political subjects that I tremble for the Monarchy's future, says STEPHEN GLOVER For many years, Prince Charles has unburdened himself of his views on architecture, homeopathy, organic farming, climate change and a dozen other subjects that engage his lively and fertile mind. The heir to the throne has famously pestered government ministers with his ‘black spider memos’ — so described because of the spidery, hand-written notes which he attaches to these typed letters — exhorting them to action on mostly minor matters. His public interventions can be infuriating, or somewhat cheering. Indeed, it is possible at times to find oneself in complete agreement with him, but at ot
Why does this woman keep giving Haribo sweets to Prince Harry? Irene Hardman is a self-proclaimed 'true royalist'. She turns out when all the big names come to Nottingham - and always makes sure she is at the front of the pack. But 81-year-old Mrs Hardman is a Royal fan with a difference. Instead of the usual Union flag or teddy, she makes sure she has a bag of Haribo sweets to hand over. Source: nottinghampost com
Queen’s 90th birthday: You’ll never guess what Elizabeth II was like as a girl Many Britons find it strange to think of the Queen as a little girl because she has lived and ruled for so long. Here is a look back at the Queen's childhood as she celebrates her 90th birthday. The future Queen was born at 2.40am on Wednesday April 21 1926 as a crowd stood waiting outside 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, oblivious to spring showers. The Morning Post described the street scene saying: “Presently a neat, efficient nurse came and looked down into the street. “The upturned faces must have all asked a question, for it was with a nod and the most reassuring smile that the owner of the uniform withdrew.” The newborn baby was soon photographed with her proud father Prince Albert, who later became
It was announced on Friday that Queen Elizabeth II has invited US President Donald Trump to visit, but Trump might want to go back over his social media history before his royal meeting. Back in 2012, Trump tweeted about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton), in reference to some topless paparazzi snaps of her while she was on holiday on a private island. "Who wouldn't take Kate's picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!" he wrote at the time. Fast forward just over five years, and Trump will have to face the music when he jets off to England. But just how Mr President is going to explain his social media conduct to the Queen is yet to be seen, but it's expected to be awkward, to say the very least. On Friday Trump and First La...
New statue for Princess Diana: Harry and William pay touching tribute 20 years after death A Statue of Princess Diana will be installed in the grounds of Kensington Palace after Princes William and Harry called for a permanent tribute to mark the 20th anniversary of their mother’s death this year. The royal brothers consulted with the Queen and Prince Charles before announcing the project yesterday, and plan to partly fund the statue themselves. In a statement, they said: “It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue. “Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.” The princes have
Don't get jealous, Harry! Meghan Markle is reunited with her on-screen fiance as Suits airs for first time since her relationship with Prince Harry went public Meghan Markle, 35, is back in legal drama Suits for the first time since her relationship with Prince Harry became public She shared a romantic embrace with her onscreen fiance in Wednesday's show A trailer for the rest of the series reveals Markle donning an elegant white bridal gown with a full chiffon skirt The Prince's girlfriend was also seen resting her hand on her costar's thigh Harry and Markle are believed to have got together over the summer News emerged of relationship in October and the royal confirmed it in November Meghan Markle is back in legal drama Suits for the first time since her relationship with Prince Harry...
The Duchess of Cambridge is “good at putting people at ease [hearing] their stories.” Partly due to her rarely being referred to as “Princess Kate” (though that is the occupation listed on several of her official documents), the notion that the Duchess of Cambridge is a princess can sometimes be forgotten. And while we have always liked to imagine there is a retinue of small animated animals and birds that helps Kate to get ready each morning, her public-facing persona is in fact pretty low-key: there is not much about her that shouts, “I am a princess; make way.” During a meeting at a children’s hospice on Tuesday, we were directly reminded of her princess-ness, however, as Kate met with several families, including one with a six-year-old daughter, Isabelle, who spends time at the h
For you! Duchess of Cambridge handed flowers by adorable girl at children's hospice The Duchess of Cambridge was presented with a posy of flowers by a four-year-old girl at a children's hospice run by a charity she supports as royal patron. Kate was given the flowers by Nell Cork, whose brother, Finnbar, received care at the centre, run by East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Each), in the Norfolk village of Quidenham, before he died in August last year. The Duchess, wearing emerald green, crouched down as she spoke to Nell before shaking the hand of her elder brother, Alfie, 13, and speaking to her parents, Claire and Tristan. The family, from Hethersett, near Norwich, are among those who have been helped by the hospice charity. She was greeted by dozens of flag-waving schoolchildr...
Climate change is 'wolf at the door', says Charles: Prince urges world leaders to do more to tackle the issue in foreword of Ladybird book he co-authored Prince Charles urged world leaders to take steps to combat climate change Outspoken heir issued warning action on climate change ‘must be scaled up now In a message to world leaders described climate change as a threat to the planet Prince Charles has urged world leaders to take immediate steps to combat climate change which he thinks is the ‘wolf at the door’ threatening the planet, it was revealed last night. The outspoken heir to the throne has reportedly issued a warning that action on climate change ‘must be scaled up now’ in the foreword of a Ladybird book he has co-authored with two prominent environmental campaigners. In a me