10:03 AM EDT 12/07/2013
Originally posted 12/06/2013 10:00AM
In an emotional judgment call, two of Nelson Mandela's daughters decided that the London premiere of the Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom would continue, despite the former South African president's death Thursday at the age of 95.
Zenani and Zindzi Mandela attended the premiere and learned of their father's death during the screening. Though the pair left the Odeon Leicester Square theater, they asked that the film play to the end uninterrupted, according to a statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Zindzi Mandela had spoken about her father's health on the film's red carpet, saying that he was "fine."
"He's just a typical 95-year-old who is frail," she added.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 06:30PM
There was a standing ovation followed by a stunned hush in the London movie theater where Prince William, his wife, Kate, and a roomful of VIPs had just finished watching the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The group was shocked when they learned that the subject of the movie, Nelson Mandela, had died.
"We were delivered the news as the credits rolled," Tweeted The Mail on Sunday's royal correspondent Katie Nicholl. "Silence here in the cinema where the royal couple have just watched Mandela. RIP."
Originally posted 12/05/2013 03:45PM
The party season is in full swing for Prince William and Kate as they stepped out for a movie premiere Thursday in London.
The couple, both 31, were the guests of honor at the U.K. premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Kate, in a favorite white Roland Mouret gown that she previously wore to a private dinner in May 2012, and William, in his traditional tuxedo, lit up the chilly West End evening.
Originally posted 12/04/2013 02:10PM
Prince George may have sporty parents, but his father sees only one game in his 4-month-old son's immediate future.
"I think the only sport he will be good at is playing tiddlywinks," Prince William joked to Ryan Gordon on Wednesday.
Gordon, 18, was among a group of budding sports coaches with whom William visited at Coach Core, a training and apprentice coach development program established by the prince, wife Kate and brother Prince Harry for 16- to 23-year-olds living in London's most disadvantaged communities.
Originally posted 12/03/2013 05:00PM
Now that was an entrance!
Kate Middleton looked every inch a princess when she attended an event at Buckingham Palace with husband Prince William on Tuesday.
Wearing a sparkling diamond tiara for the first time since her 2011 wedding, the new mom paired it with diamond earrings and a white lace dress.
Her husband also looked dashing in a white tie and tails.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 07:05PM
What do you give a child who will one day inherit castles and palaces?
Little Prince George has been honored with a deeply significant and special present: a fattened black bull and goat.
The gift, from the Samburu community in Kenya, is especially poignant for his parents, Prince William and Kate, as the bull will now grow up in Lewa, where they enjoyed a safari holiday at the time of their engagement in 2010.
A palace source tells PEOPLE that discussions have taken place with local cultural leaders and the bull will be used to start a royal herd. Four heifers will go with the bull, and the Northern Rangelands Trust – an organization that provides support to community conservancies – has agreed to keep this nucleus herd on Lewa.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 12:50PM
It's story time!
Prince William got a lesson in storytelling when he visited the recently opened Library of Birmingham Friday.
Joined by a group of 6-year-old children, William, 31, was taken through a favorite tale, We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
Although William appeared a little reticent about joining in all the motions that go with the lively classic text, after a little cajoling from storyteller Amanda Murphy, 54, he was soon swaying and doing the arm movements to accompany the story.
Originally posted 11/29/2013 09:40AM
It was the Duchess of Cambridge's turn for a night out Thursday, as she dazzled in an Alice Temperley cocktail dress at a sports-award ceremony, where she bonded with veteran and up-and-coming British athletes.
Wearing towering 4½-inch black suede Jimmy Choo heels, Kate, 31, attended an event for the charity SportsAid and presented its One-to-Watch Award – honoring an especially promising young British sportsman or -woman – to Amber Hill, a 16-year-old shooter from Bracknell.
"She congratulated me on how amazingly I have done," Hill, who holds the junior shotgun world record, told reporters afterward. "It's so nice that she recognizes young up-and-coming athletes. She's a great role model."
Originally posted 11/27/2013 08:50AM
All right, it wasn't quite a supergroup. But the 600 invited guests who witnessed a slightly nervous Prince William joining Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi for a rendition of "Livin' on a Prayer" will likely never forget it.
Rocking a tux, the prince was led to the stage by Swift late Tuesday night at Kensington Palace. Once in front of the mic, he clapped his hands and nodded his head to the music as those in the crowd hollered the chorus. At times he even managed to harmonize with Swift and Bon Jovi – and play air guitar.
The impromptu concert was described by William's aides as completely "off the cuff," and as it concluded, William and Swift high-fived each another, while Bon Jovi, who was awarded the Great Britain Youth Inspiration Award in honor of his Soul Foundation, gave his royal backup singer a big hug.
Originally posted 11/26/2013 05:00PM
Nashville is in the house. Well, make that the Palace.
Taylor Swift lit up Kensington Palace as she led a spectacular showbiz party hosted by Prince William Tuesday night – and even managed to get him onstage.
Swift, Jon Bon Jovi Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth and Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery were on hand to help William raise money – and awareness – for his youth homelessness charity Centrepoint.
"It's positively magical here," Swift told reporters of the Winter Whites Gala. "There are fairy lights and there is fake snow falling from the sky and everything is just gorgeous. I am just very lucky to be here."
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