06:52 AM EDT 12/13/2013
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.
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 11/22/2013 10:00AM
The Duke of Cambridge mixed fatherhood with royal duties on Friday.
He proudly told of how he had cradled a smiling Prince George in his arms early in the day before heading to a homelessness center in Sunderland in the northeast of England.
There, got his hands dirty – well, dusty – in the kitchen, sprinkling flour and rolling out dough to make chapati bread for a curry meal.
His thoughts turned to home when asked about his 4-month-old. "He was saying he had been holding him and his baby had been smiling into the mirror," said Jennifer Sams, 19, at the center.
Originally posted 11/20/2013 08:45AM
The Duchess of Cambridge put up a fight against bullying Wednesday morning, spending a second day visiting a charity, this time in London's financial district.
Arriving right before 10:30 at a forum for one of her favorite charities, Place2Be, which provides school-based mental health and emotional support services to kids and parents, Kate received a bouquet from a schoolgirl as the day's wind kept flipping up her skirt.
Inside, experts discussed such topics as cyberbullying, self-harm, special education needs and preventing addiction, all of which proved of such interest to Kate that she decided to stay a full hour longer than planned.
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."
Originally posted 11/12/2013 11:20AM
Remembrance Day is observed in Britain on the Sunday closest to Armistice Day. Traditionally, the royal family lays a wreath, there's a moment of silence, and a parade takes place. This Remembrance Sunday, however, Kate Middleton happened to twirl her hair while at a ceremony in London, and it was a big deal.
According to the Internet, there are are but two angles regarding this story/photo op:
Originally posted 11/10/2013 11:35AM
Prince William and Prince Harry helped lead Britain in commemorating the country's war dead on Sunday.
William, 31, who served as a RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot until September, was watched by wife Kate as he laid a wreath of poppies at a memorial in central London. He followed his brother, army captain Harry, 29, who donned his ceremonial Household Cavalry great coat with wide red collar, in paying tribute on behalf of his father, Prince Charles (who is in India with wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall).
As in previous years, Kate, 31, watched from a balcony above Whitehall, central London, alongside William’s aunt Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Tim Laurence, the husband of Princess Anne. Kate donned a brooch in the shape of a poppy – the traditional symbol worn to honor those who have perished in wars.
Originally posted 11/07/2013 04:55PM
Following his late mother's lead, Prince William is taking a practical approach to his leadership role at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
Like Princess Diana before him, William is the president of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust – a patronage he took on in 2007. After witnessing two operations take place Thursday, he stepped out of the London hospital's Chelsea location and, smiling, declared he felt "good – still standing!"
In images reminiscent of his late mother's viewing of a heart operation in 1996, William, 31, scrubbed up and wore a surgical mask to see the experts at work.
Originally posted 11/07/2013 12:15PM
Prince William and Kate surprised commuters at a London tube station Thursday when they visited volunteers raising money for war veterans.
They took a specially chartered red London bus a short quarter mile from their palace home to the High Street Kensington station.
There, they met and chatted with charity workers who were selling the traditional red poppy emblems Britons wear to commemorate casualties of war.
Originally posted 11/07/2013 08:15AM
Taylor Swift is used to the pressure of performing for millions. But putting on a show for just relatively few can be even more nerve-wracking – especially when the group includes a future king.
"I'm really excited," the singer, 23, told the BBC before Wednesday's CMAs about her Nov. 26 charity gig at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. "I'm really stoked. This is the first thing I've performed at for any kind of royal engagement – very, very honored."
But also very, very nervous, at least when it comes to the proper etiquette – her "her royal P's and Q's," as BBC Radio 2's Patrick Kielty put it.
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