12:40 PM EDT 12/07/2013
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 12/05/2013 03:45PM
The party season is in full swing for Prince William and Kate as they stepped out for a movie premiere Thursday in London.
The couple, both 31, were the guests of honor at the U.K. premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Kate, in a favorite white Roland Mouret gown that she previously wore to a private dinner in May 2012, and William, in his traditional tuxedo, lit up the chilly West End evening.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 02:10PM
Prince George may have sporty parents, but his father sees only one game in his 4-month-old son's immediate future.
"I think the only sport he will be good at is playing tiddlywinks," Prince William joked to Ryan Gordon on Wednesday.
Gordon, 18, was among a group of budding sports coaches with whom William visited at Coach Core, a training and apprentice coach development program established by the prince, wife Kate and brother Prince Harry for 16- to 23-year-olds living in London's most disadvantaged communities.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 07:05PM
What do you give a child who will one day inherit castles and palaces?
Little Prince George has been honored with a deeply significant and special present: a fattened black bull and goat.
The gift, from the Samburu community in Kenya, is especially poignant for his parents, Prince William and Kate, as the bull will now grow up in Lewa, where they enjoyed a safari holiday at the time of their engagement in 2010.
A palace source tells PEOPLE that discussions have taken place with local cultural leaders and the bull will be used to start a royal herd. Four heifers will go with the bull, and the Northern Rangelands Trust – an organization that provides support to community conservancies – has agreed to keep this nucleus herd on Lewa.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 12:50PM
It's story time!
Prince William got a lesson in storytelling when he visited the recently opened Library of Birmingham Friday.
Joined by a group of 6-year-old children, William, 31, was taken through a favorite tale, We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
Although William appeared a little reticent about joining in all the motions that go with the lively classic text, after a little cajoling from storyteller Amanda Murphy, 54, he was soon swaying and doing the arm movements to accompany the story.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 09:40AM
It was the Duchess of Cambridge's turn for a night out Thursday, as she dazzled in an Alice Temperley cocktail dress at a sports-award ceremony, where she bonded with veteran and up-and-coming British athletes.
Wearing towering 4½-inch black suede Jimmy Choo heels, Kate, 31, attended an event for the charity SportsAid and presented its One-to-Watch Award – honoring an especially promising young British sportsman or -woman – to Amber Hill, a 16-year-old shooter from Bracknell.
"She congratulated me on how amazingly I have done," Hill, who holds the junior shotgun world record, told reporters afterward. "It's so nice that she recognizes young up-and-coming athletes. She's a great role model."
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 11/27/2013 08:50AM
All right, it wasn't quite a supergroup. But the 600 invited guests who witnessed a slightly nervous Prince William joining Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi for a rendition of "Livin' on a Prayer" will likely never forget it.
Rocking a tux, the prince was led to the stage by Swift late Tuesday night at Kensington Palace. Once in front of the mic, he clapped his hands and nodded his head to the music as those in the crowd hollered the chorus. At times he even managed to harmonize with Swift and Bon Jovi – and play air guitar.
The impromptu concert was described by William's aides as completely "off the cuff," and as it concluded, William and Swift high-fived each another, while Bon Jovi, who was awarded the Great Britain Youth Inspiration Award in honor of his Soul Foundation, gave his royal backup singer a big hug.
Originally posted 11/26/2013 05:00PM
Nashville is in the house. Well, make that the Palace.
Taylor Swift lit up Kensington Palace as she led a spectacular showbiz party hosted by Prince William Tuesday night – and even managed to get him onstage.
Swift, Jon Bon Jovi Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery were on hand to help William raise money – and awareness – for his youth homelessness charity Centrepoint.
"It's positively magical here," Swift told reporters of the Winter Whites Gala. "There are fairy lights and there is fake snow falling from the sky and everything is just gorgeous. I am just very lucky to be here."
Originally posted 11/26/2013 03:00PM
As a new dad, Prince William meets a lot of stuffed animals.
"It looks like something George has in his bedroom," he joked as he examined a stuffed toy albatross.
This albatross, however, was a more serious contraption – a demonstration of the latest state-of-the-art technology to help track, and ultimately save, wildlife.
"You haven't been bugging my son's room have you? If I see anyone giving one of these to George then I know you will be tracking him," he said with a smile.
Four-month-old Prince George's nursery is all clear. But poachers hunting ivory are very much in William's sights. He appeared at a special conference at London Zoo Tuesday to hear about the efforts to stop the illegal trade wildlife like rhino and elephant horn.
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