11:43 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/08/2013 08:00AM
You might forgive Britain's royal protection unit for being a little jittery.
Two days after an intruder was discovered prowling around Buckingham Palace, police confronted Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, in the royal residence's garden and demanded he identify himself.
London's Metropolitan Police said in an email Sunday that they had apologized to Andrew, also known as the Duke of York, and the royal responded with a touch of humor.
Originally posted 07/08/2013 10:00AM
The first member of the British royal family has joined Twitter, but it's not who you might think.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, became the first of the royals to open a personal account, offering his official Tweets @TheDukeOfYork with the initials: AY, the BBC reports. Unsigned Tweets from his account will come from his staff.
So far, has amassed nearly 5,000 followers.
His first Tweet: "Welcome to my Twitter account – AY." He also has added a couple of photos.
Originally posted 07/07/2012 08:45AM
Time to close the books and roll up the sleeves.
Fresh out of Newcastle University with a degree in English and history of art, Princess Eugenie, 22, is going to join sister Beatrice, 23, who is doing her financial services exams, in the working world.
Fifth and sixth in line to the throne, the princesses now intend to work part-time in the so-called "family firm" – the business of handling royal responsibilities.
After getting her degree this week, Eugenie said: "Newcastle University has given me such an incredible three years. I have had a wonderful time ... learning and having a fantastic experience."
Originally posted 06/06/2012 02:15PM
Queen Elizabeth paid a 50-minute call on her ailing husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Wednesday, at London's King Edward VII Hospital.
Arriving shortly after 5 p.m., the Queen, 86, smiled broadly for photographers as she climbed into the royal Bentley following her visit, reports the Telegraph.
On Monday, Philip, who will turn 91 on Sunday, was rushed to the hospital from Windsor and diagnosed with a bladder infection.
Despite his condition – and his having missed the final two days of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee festivities – Philip was said to be in "good spirits" and responding to antibiotics, having "improved considerably" since his admittance, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
Originally posted 03/08/2011 10:45AM
She already didn't make the guest list of April 29's big wedding – though her ex-husband and their two children did – and now Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, is once again said to be in hot water with the Royal Family.
Ferguson, ex-wife of Prince Andrew, was linked to convicted U.S. sex offender and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, from whom she received a loan of about $24,500, say news reports.
But the duchess, 51, says she knew nothing about Epstein's criminal history and – once again – she's sorry.
Originally posted 12/15/2010 11:10AM
Sure, the eyes of the world will be trained on a certain prince and his fiancée in Westminster Abbey on April 29.
But they won't be the only ones to see in the wedding ceremony of the century. Meet the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, who will officiate on the big day.
1. He's a poet
The spiritual head of the Anglican Church of England, Williams, 60, was born and raised in Swansea, Wales and, like the Welsh hero Dylan Thomas, he enjoys writing poetry. He's published two books of poems and shares Prince William and Kate Middleton's love for Wales.
Originally posted 05/26/2010 01:45PM
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, may be still feeling the embarrassment of being caught on tape attempting to sell access to her former husband Prince Andrew. But a new report in the U.K.'s Daily Mirror suggests that her ex has already moved on – and is ready to forgive.
According to the frontpage story the exes, both 50, had a heart-to-heart. The paper also claims that Prince Andrew will not kick her out of her mansion in Windsor, just west of London, where he's given her a home for nearly two years.
When reached by PEOPLE, neither Fergie's spokeswoman nor Buckingham Palace had any comment on the Mirror's report.
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