01:27 PM EDT 01/27/2014
Originally posted 01/23/2014 06:00PM
New royal fact of the day: Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were brought into the world by the same doctor.
Originally posted 01/20/2014 08:55AM
Handing off the reins? Or, reigns?
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 10/24/2013 08:25AM
He's ready to serve, he's been wanting to serve, but when will Britain's heir apparent serve?
That is the question that has dogged Prince Charles practically his entire 64 years. But now, with his mother, Queen Elizabeth, slowing down at 87 (yet with no intention of abdicating), and his son Prince William and daughter-in-law, Kate, keeping the spotlight on the monarchy blazing hot, Charles discusses the issue of succession and other personal matters in an exclusive new cover story for Time.
Of his unique role in the world, Charles tells the magazine's Catherine Mayer, "I've had this extraordinary feeling, for years and years, ever since I can remember really, of wanting to heal and make things better. … I feel more than anything else it's my duty to worry about everybody and their lives in this country, to try to find a way of improving things if I possibly can."
Titled "The Forgotten Prince," no doubt in light of William and Prince Harry's celebrity and even 3-month-old grandson Prince George's swiftly rising star, the article presents the royal as unsurprisingly staid, yet thoughtful, proactive and as delightfully proud of his sons and new grandson as any older relative would be.
Originally posted 10/23/2013 08:45AM
A big day for little Prince George.
Lightly jiggled in his father's arms, the 3-month-old looked slightly perplexed at the attention as his parents, Prince William and Kate, greeted clergy at the doors of the baby's special christening service.
Led by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the 35-minute, private ceremony started at 3 p.m. London time (10 a.m. ET) at the Chapel Royal in St. James's Palace.
Shortly after her arrival with Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth spoke with William and Kate, with smiles all around. Kate – in an Alexander McQueen outfit and nude-and-ivory Jane Taylor hat – greeted George's great-grandfather with a kiss on both cheeks and a small curtsy.
As if to underscore the continuity of the monarchy, there, too, at the chapel door were Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Originally posted 07/24/2013 06:45PM
After a busy Wednesday that included a visit from his paternal great-grandmother, the Queen, and a road trip to the Bucklebury home of his maternal grandparents, the Middletons, William and Kate's new arrival can now focus on his next official duty: becoming the center of attention for his parents.
"There'll be a little bit of time when they get to know the baby. A little bit of downtime," an aide tells PEOPLE.
But the new mom and dad aren't facing their new roles alone – Pippa Middleton and boyfriend Nico Jackson have already been to Kensington Palace to help take care of the newborn and help the Duke and Duchess settle in, the aide adds.
Originally posted 07/22/2013 04:25PM
He's one proud prince.
"Both my wife [Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall] and I are overjoyed at the arrival of my first grandchild," Prince Charles, 64, says in a statement. "It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy."
He continues, "Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.”
Originally posted 07/18/2013 11:45AM
After Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, let it slip that the royal family might be welcoming its newest member sooner rather than later, no one is more excited than we are.
That's why we're tracking everything from how Kate is preparing for her royal bundle of joy – by relaxing at her parents' home in Bucklebury – to Prince William's excitement over becoming a dad.
Will they name the baby after William's late mother, Princess Diana? Think their beloved pup Lupo will be jealous? How will Queen Elizabeth be as a great-grandmother?
Originally posted 07/11/2013 09:35PM
The grandparents and aunt and uncle of the soon-to-be-born Baby Cambridge had a night out at the palace Thursday.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla joined Carole and Mike Middleton at a concert to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation.
They were joined by Pippa Middleton and her brother James as they sat in the royal box at a concert at sundown in the back garden of Buckingham Palace.
Originally posted 05/10/2013 01:00PM
As any parents-to-be can attest, prepping for baby is work that's never done. And, in the latest royal look-a-like installment, faux Kate is no exception!
Photographer Alison Jackson – who previously shot the "royal baby shower" and the newlyweds' "first Christmas" – has thought of everything this time, from the Duchess getting her bump measured by Camilla to helping The Queen paint the nursery. HRH really can rock some coveralls!
The latest spoof series, released by Ladbrokes to launch its royal baby odds in the U.K., also includes Kate's sister Pippa helping choose baby names while Kate noshes on pickles and ice cream.
While it's not the real thing, since Kate (due in July) and Prince William are laying low while Prince Harry's U.S. visit is underway, the pics at least satisfy royal watchers' cravings as well!
– Kristin Boehm
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