07:25 PM EDT 02/10/2014
Originally posted 02/09/2014 01:30PM
Prince William and his father Prince Charles are part of the fight against illegal wildlife trade.
In a video, they speak in Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish, Swahili and Mandarin, to urge the world to unite for wildlife. William, 31, speaks in Vietnamese and Swahili while Charles, 65, takes the others.
But it came as William and brother Prince Harry headed to Spain for a weekend of shooting. It is thought they will be hunting boar on an estate that they regularly visit with friends.
A spokesman would not comment on the private trip, but told PEOPLE in a statement, "The Duke of Cambridge has for many ears been a passionate advocate for endangered wildlife and has campaigned tirelessly to help stop the illegal poaching of rhino horn and elephant tusk. His track record in this area speaks for itself."
Originally posted 01/23/2014 03:00PM
In her breakout single "Royals," Lorde sings about gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom, blood stains, ball gowns and trashin' the hotel room, among other things.
In conclusion: These are not the first thoughts that come to mind when we think of the Royal Family.
But if the likes of Prince William, Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince Harry formed a cover band and took on Lorde, well, we know that power group would win it all at Sunday's Grammy Awards, where the song is up for record of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance. (Lorde, 17, is also nominated for best pop vocal album.)
Until then, we'll just let the real royals take the mic.
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 12/19/2013 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 08:00PM
It's the jolliest season, and the royals are no exception.
Prince Charles, 65, and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 66, have unveiled their 2013 holiday card, and the smiley couple is quite the cutest.
Fancily photographed at last June's Royal Ascot races, the couple is seen viewing horses in the parade ring, with Charles stealing a glance at his happy wife.
The inside of the card reads, "Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year."
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 05:25PM
The joy of succession.
On Thursday, the Palace released four official portraits showcasing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George, taken after the young royal was christened on Wednesday.
In one of the historic photographs taken by celebrity photographer Jason Bell Queen Elizabeth sits with three generations of heirs – the Queen, 87, poses with son Prince Charles, 64, grandson Prince William, 31, and 3-month-old Prince George. The image pays homage to a photograph taken in 1894 of Queen Victoria with her four living immediate heirs at the christening of then Prince Edward Albert of York.
Originally posted 10/24/2013 11:10AM
Prince George may only be 3 months old, but the newly baptized baby is already making his presence felt in his family.
When Time visited Queen Elizabeth's Balmoral estate in preparation for its new cover story on Prince Charles, writer Catherine Mayer spotted a smart Silver Cross pram – what Americans call a baby carriage – with a navy blue canopy and cover, standing in a hallway by the side door.
That was not the only passing of traditions that the magazine reported.
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.
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