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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 12/02/2013 03:00PM
Originally posted 09/30/2013 02:45PM
A movie poster for the British biopic Diana, starring Naomi Watts as the ill-fated princess, has been placed on the exact spot directly above the Paris traffic tunnel where she was killed in a car accident 16 years ago.
In reaction, close friends of Diana and other admirers have sharp words to criticize the move as exploitative.
Rosa Monckton, for many years one of Diana's closest confidantes, said: "I really don't have any words to describe how I feel about this cynical and shameless attempt to publicize a film that should never have been made."
She continues: "To have made a film so speculative and as this is disgusting enough, but to then advertise it on the spot at which she died is despicable. … It is a terrible intrusion into her memory, not to mention the lives of her sons, whose feelings are often forgotten in these stories. I would expect them to take it down right now."
Originally posted 09/20/2013 12:30PM
Out of his military uniform, Prince Harry cut a dapper figure in a navy suit and elegant red tie as he attended the wedding of his first cousin, Alexander Fellowes, who wed bride Alexandra Finlay on Friday in London.
The ceremony was held in the Chapel at St. Mary Undercroft at the Palace of Westminster, located at the Houses of Parliament.
Harry – now a doting uncle to baby Prince George – was seen boarding a red bus with other guests on route to the wedding breakfast, the U.K.'s Daily Express" reported. It was his second wedding in a week after attending last weekend's Norfolk nuptials of James Meade and Lady Laura Marsham.
Originally posted 08/26/2013 06:00PM
Naomi Watts admits that she turned down the role of Princess Diana twice before finally agreeing to play the late royal in the new biopic, Diana.
"I was a little bit torn," she reveals in an interview with the UK's Sunday Times.
And a big reason she felt conflicted about playing the much-loved princess, who died in 1997, was because she worried about what Diana's sons, William and Harry would think about the film.
Originally posted 08/17/2013 02:40PM
British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information's "relevance and credibility."
Scotland Yard declined to provide details about the information relating to the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, only saying Saturday in a statement that the assessment will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit.
The force stressed that it was not reopening the investigation into the 1997 deaths of Diana and Fayed, who were killed in a car crash in Paris.
Originally posted 08/10/2013 10:05AM
Prince Harry is spending his weekend retracing some of the memorable steps his mother, Diana, took only six months before her death in 1997 as he journeys to an African country plagued by landmines.
The Palace on Friday described the trip as "a personal and private visit."
While in Angola on Saturday, Harry "is visiting a number of demining teams across the region and will be touring minefields and meeting with beneficiaries of HALO's work," said Guy Willoughby, CEO of the charitable HALO trust, which specializes in the removal of the hazardous debris of war.
Originally posted 08/07/2013 11:05AM
In the newest trailer for Diana, starring Naomi Watts, viewers get a glimpse of the late princess's love affair with Dr. Hasnat Khan.
After splitting with her husband Prince Charles, Diana embarked on an intense romance with the Pakistani doctor (played by Naveen Andrews). "I'm in love with a heart surgeon," she says.
But Khan was bothered by the intense media scrutiny of their relationship. "If I marry you I have to marry the whole world as well," Andrews's character tells her. "It's impossible."
Originally posted 07/30/2013 11:00AM
In the safe, easy-going environment of the Middletons' Bucklebury home, Prince William, Kate and Prince George are settling into their new life as a family.
But as the demands of royal life inevitably take over, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will try to strike a balance between creating a relaxed upbringing with that befitting the status of a prince.
As they raise "Georgie" – as grandpa Prince Charles has dubbed him – the young couple will take guidance from how the late Princess Diana managed things, sources say.
"It'll be a carbon copy of how William and Harry were brought up, because of their mother," a friend tells PEOPLE. "However she's painted, her greatest legacy is her sons. The way they've been brought up and the way she taught them to think for themselves and to lead a normal life."
Originally posted 07/23/2013 09:45AM
The Royal Family have scores of traditions and precedents. But when it comes to the names of their babies, they prefer to keep you guessing.
Queen Elizabeth waited a full month back in 1948 before revealing Prince Charles's name.
In 1982, Prince Charles and Princess Diana waited a week to tell the world that they'd chosen William as the name of their firstborn – but two years later, they revealed Prince Harry's name the day he left the hospital.
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