04:54 PM EDT 12/20/2013
Originally posted 12/19/2013 03:50PM
Britain's phone-hacking scandal has entered a strange phase.
During the trial of journalists accused of illegally listening into private conversations over the cell phones of the royal family, the court is playing voicemails that were allegedly hacked into.
This has afforded the opportunity to make what they had to say public knowledge.
Surprisingly, what the court has revealed so far seems to be pretty innocent – adorable, even.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 04:00PM
A landmark for Prince George on Wednesday – his first Christmas party with the royal family.
He was taken by his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Buckingham Palace for lunch with most of the extended Windsor clan.
Joining the young family was nanny Jessie Webb, who sat in the back of the Range Rover as William drove through the palace gates.
On hand to coo over the baby were plenty of other youngsters, too.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 10:30AM
While he'll likely be the center of attention as the Royal Family gathers next week to celebrate his first Christmas at the Queen's country retreat, Sandringham, Prince George will actually find himself quietly ensconced in the nursery when the real holiday action takes place.
For weeks now, upwards of 100 staff members have been preparing a days-long sumptuous house party for George's parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the extended family.
Darren McGrady, who worked for the Windsors for 15 years – the last four of which, until 1997, in the employ of Princess Diana and her young sons – says nothing much will have changed from his days behind the carving station and in the kitchens.
Originally posted 12/13/2013 01:30PM
Prince Harry and the teams of wounded ex-servicemen and women have made it to the South Pole after a four-week, 200-mile journey.
They arrived on Friday, with Harry praising his fellow trekkers, who included a double-amputee and a blind U.S. Army captain.
"It will prove to everybody that there's so much that can be made possible when you think that nothing is left," he said on the Walking With The Wounded charity blog.
"I think we'll be having a few whiskies tonight and the everyone's looking forward to getting home."
Originally posted 12/12/2013 04:30PM
Apparently, a trip to the South Pole is "snow" big deal for Prince Harry!
The royal chatted pleasantly on camera while trekking through the cold of Antarctica on Wednesday as part of his goal to raise awareness and money for the Walking with the Wounded charity.
In the video above, Harry, 29, says he's not feeling "too bad," adding, "The wind has dropped down, which is quite nice … We just got into the rhythm and it's almost finished."
He says he's expected to reach his destination on Friday.
Originally posted 12/12/2013 01:30PM
Prince George as a reindeer! Prince Harry as Santa Claus! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoiling their firstborn with tiny sneakers, cute stuffed Corgis and other Christmas presents!
George's first Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham should be quite the occasion this month. And hopefully it's half as festive as these photos, taken by spoof photographer Alison Jackson and featuring familiar lookalikes of the royal family.
Originally posted 12/07/2013 10:00AM
Prince Harry showed that the freezing cold temperatures at the South Pole haven't got the better of him as he joked with a group of soldiers on a phone call a few days ago.
The 29-year-old, who's on a 300 km (186-mile) trek across Antarctica in support of the Walking with the Wounded charity, called the four members of the Row2Recovery team ahead of their 3000-mile race across the Atlantic. (See the video below.)
All bundled up against the freezing temperatures and sitting on a camp bed inside a tent, the prince joked with the soldiers, who were standing in the sunshine in the Canary Islands. "It's minus 30 [Celsius] here, apparently it's plus 30 where you are," he said.
Originally posted 11/27/2013 12:45PM
How far would you go to get away from a crying baby?
Prince Harry joked that he's flown all the way to Antarctica to escape his 4-month-old nephew, Prince George.
Prince William previously acknowledged that his first-born child has "a good pair of lungs on him" and his brother hinted that's why William wishes he was taking part in the 200-mile race to the South Pole.
"I think he's quite jealous I managed to get away from his screaming child," Harry said.
Originally posted 11/22/2013 03:45PM
He's been to the North Pole – in 2011, though he returned from the expedition early because his brother happened to be marrying Kate Middleton.
Now, Prince Harry has gone to the other end of the earth, to raise awareness for wounded soldiers.
After a brief stop in Cape Town until the weather calmed down, Harry and his teammates for the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge landed in Antarctica Friday to set off for Novo Airbase, to begin acclimating themselves to extreme (at times minus 50-degree) temps for their 200-mile trek to the South Pole.
Originally posted 11/14/2013 12:45PM
Prince Harry's goodbye kiss will have to last Cressida Bonas for five weeks as he treks across Antarctica to raise awareness for wounded soldiers.
The prince, 29, heads for Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday to take part in Walking with the Wounded's South Pole Allied Challenge – a race that spans over 200 miles in temperatures that can dip to 50 degrees below zero. The competition will involve three seven-man teams from the U.K., the U.S., Australia and Canada. During that time, none of the participants will be calling home.
"He won't get to speak to his girlfriend for about four weeks, which is tough, but it's the same for everyone," Walking with the Wounded's cofounder Ed Parker tells PEOPLE. "There's no airs and graces. He's a soldier, he really gets who we are and what we are trying to do, and we're lucky to have him on board, especially for the whole five weeks."
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