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Originally posted 12/19/2013 02:15PM
Prince George is ready to see the world – and for the world to see him!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan to take their son on an official visit to Australia and New Zealand in April, when he will be nearly nine months old.
While it is "anticipated" that George will join his mother and father for what is likely to be more than three weeks away from the U.K., a decision will be made closer to the time, a royal source confirms.
Originally posted 12/19/2013 08:55AM
She has won Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Oscar (the latter two for her James Bond song "Skyfall"). But Thursday, Adele added a singularly British honor – an MBE medal – to the list.
The singer, 25, was full of smiles, and even allowed herself a hearty chuckle, upon receiving the medal – an honor reserved for exemplary British subjects – from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
Introduced in the palace ballroom as Miss Adele Adkins, she stepped forward sporting her trademark wide grin before having a short chat with Charles. He pinned the award for "services to music" on her black, long-sleeve Stella McCartney tea dress and shook her hand.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 06:00PM
Don't start shopping for engagement presents just yet – Pippa Middleton isn't set to wed boyfriend Nico Jackson, PEOPLE has learned.
Speculation was mounting that Kate's little sister and her beau had gotten engaged, but a source tells PEOPLE "it is not true."
The rumors heated up after Middleton, 30, took a trip to India earlier this month with her stockbroker boyfriend, 36, and reports claimed he'd popped the question.
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 12/18/2013 08:00AM
Monaco has a new little royal.
Charlotte Casiraghi has given birth to her own little prince, named Raphael, says the palace in the principality.
Casiraghi, 27, and her boyfriend, actor-comedian Gad Elmaleh, 42, released a statement that Raphael was born in Monaco Tuesday. Sources tell PEOPLE the birth was around 9 p.m.
In a surprise "tickle," as one source put it, the palace communiquéé added that "grandmothers are doing well."
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.
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