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The Royal Household is preparing for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s move to Kensington Palace by planting a hedge blocking the view of neighbours in Billionaires’ Row

The Royal Household is preparing for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s move to Kensington Palace by planting a hedge blocking the view of neighbours in Billionaires’ Row

Duchess Catherine, Prince William
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plant huge HEDGE for privacy at Kensington Palace The Royal Household is preparing for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's move to Kensington Palace by planting a hedge blocking the view of neighbours in Billionaires' Row. It's hardly the most neighbourly of things to do but the inhabitants of Kensington Palace Gardens, one of the world's most expensive streets, have just discovered the price of living next door to the royal residence. Earlier this week, a team of gardeners with shovels and mechanical diggers began planting a 250-metre long solid wall of conifers along the western boundary of the palace grounds in an effort to screen the buildings and gardens from prying eyes in the neighbouring street. Long nicknamed Billionaires' Row, Kensington Palace...
It is great proof that the Royal Family does carry cash after all – and rather a lot of it, judging by this picture of the Royal

It is great proof that the Royal Family does carry cash after all – and rather a lot of it, judging by this picture of the Royal

Her Majesty The Queen
GIRL ABOUT TOWN: So Royals do carry cash - and wear on-trend trainers! Stylish Duke of Kent, 81, withdraws wads of £20 notes from an ATM near his Kensington Palace home CHARLOTTE GRIFFITHS, DIARY EDITOR FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY have proof that the Royal Family does carry cash after all – and rather a lot of it, judging by this picture of the Duke of Kent. He spotted the Queen's cousin at a common old cashpoint around the corner from his Kensington Palace home withdrawing wads of £20 notes. He couldn't help wondering if the Duke, 81, might be using the money to fork out on another pair of super-on-trend trainers. Along with a flat cap, overcoat and plain brown trousers, the duke modelled a pair of very hip New Balance shoes. It could be that the Duke's granddaughter, Amelia Windsor, 21
This Is the Countryside Home Where Kate Middleton and Prince William Really Live

This Is the Countryside Home Where Kate Middleton and Prince William Really Live

Duchess Catherine
Although Prince William and Kate Middleton may soon be moving to London, for now, they call Anmer Hall home. Located in Norfolk near the North Sea, the estate was given to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by Queen Elizabeth II as a wedding gift. But living in the countryside is somewhat of an unusual choice for a future King of England. It has, however, provided the young family with a certain degree of privacy. The hall is roughly 120 miles from London’s Kensington Palace, which is technically the Duke and Duchess’s official residence. Anmer Hall is located on the Sandringham Estate, about three miles from the Queen’s own Norfolk residence. (So when the Duke and Duchess celebrate Christmas with the royal family, they have a quick trip over to Grandma’s house.) Prince William and Princ
The British Royal family live their lives in the public eye, but there’s one thing about them that not a lot of people know: Their last name.

The British Royal family live their lives in the public eye, but there’s one thing about them that not a lot of people know: Their last name.

Queen Elizabeth
The INSIDER Summary: • Before 1917, the British royal family had no last name at all. • That year, King George V decreed that the family surname would be Windsor. • Today's royals still don't need a last name, but it's technically Mountbatten-Windsor, a blend of the Queen and her husband's surnames. • Other royals use their family's territorial designation (like Wales or York) as a last name. The British Royal family live their lives in the public eye, but there's one thing about them that not a lot of people know: Their last name. That's simply because, in general, they don't need a last name. They're so famous that they're easily identifiable without one. But when members of the royal family need to use a last name — when they're in school or in the military, for example — they
Huddersfield students design clothes fit for the royal family

Huddersfield students design clothes fit for the royal family

Princess Beatrice
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
‘I almost shot you your Maj’ Queen’s guardsman in near miss at Buckingham Palace

‘I almost shot you your Maj’ Queen’s guardsman in near miss at Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth
'I almost shot you your Maj' Queen's guardsman in near miss at Buckingham Palace A STARTLED guardsman nearly shot the Queen after mistaking her for an intruder as she strolled around palace gardens at 3am, he has admitted. She was unable to sleep when she took a late night stroll alone around palace grounds, surprising her staff who thought she might be a trespasser. The unnamed soldier spotted a figure in the darkness around 3am before preparing to fire, only to realise it was Her Maj wandering around the garden. “Thinking that he had come across an intruder, he shouted: ‘Who’s that?’ To his surprise it was the Queen. ‘Bloody hell, Your Majesty, I nearly shot you’, he blurted out,” according to the Times’s diary column. Now an ex-guardsman, the Queen’s staffer revealed to pals the m
Royal Affair: Camilla is absolutely incensed as Charles once carried on an affair behind the back of his second wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles

Royal Affair: Camilla is absolutely incensed as Charles once carried on an affair behind the back of his second wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles

Prince Charles
At 68, Prince Charles rarely grabs tabloid headlines these days, but that may soon change. His name has been mentioned frequently by the press in recent weeks as a result of concerns about Queen Elizabeth II's health and speculation that he may ascend to the throne in the very near future. Of course, he'll most likely be viewed as a sort of interim monarch between Elizabeth and his son Prince William, which means that in the eyes of history, Charles will be primarily known less for his reign and more for his tumultuous personal life. As you're probably aware, Charles has been accused of cheating on his first wife, Princess Diana, many times over the years, and the official denials from Buckingham Palace have slowly diminished into tacit confessions. Now, a scandalous new biography ...
Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Slammed

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Slammed

Duchess Catherine
Prince William and Kate Middleton slammed for ‘shirking royal duties’ Prince William has been slammed for attending less than half the number of official events this year compared with his dad at the same stage of life. The Sun reports statistics released this week showed William made 188 appearances in 2016 and wife Kate 140 — but in 1985 dad Charles made 404 official appearances and mum Princess Diana 299. It will reinforce the view that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are not as busy. One royal insider said: “The Cambridges are the reluctant royals. “They would much rather be at home with the children but so would most British parents. “Unfortunately, ordinary people don’t get the choice.” William and Kate, both 34, insist they are concentrating on raising their children, Princ
Queen Elizabeth II Retiring in 2017; Kate Middleton, Prince William To Assume Queenly Duties

Queen Elizabeth II Retiring in 2017; Kate Middleton, Prince William To Assume Queenly Duties

Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth II will be retiring 2017. This holds water as the Queen is already 90-years-old and currently has been physically frail. Her Majesty is currently holding the reins of 25 organizations where she is the patron. At the end of this year, she will be stepping down and delegating her queenly duties says Mirror. It follows that younger members of the royal family will be assuming the leadership. Kate Middleton has assumed Wimbledon, Save the Children UK, NSPCC, and Barnardo's. For England's rugby leadership, RFU, Prince Harry has taken over while Prince William will head Wales' WRU. This initial passing-on of duties has been done and decided by the Queen three years ago. She has even stopped long travels. She still has enough to make her hands full of the royal duties. At 90...