01:55 PM EDT 06/19/2013
Originally posted 06/17/2013 06:15AM
Queen Elizabeth had some cheery news to start her week: Her husband Prince Philip left the hospital Monday after an 11-day stay.
"He is in good spirits," a royal source says, noting the spring in the step of the Duke of Edinburgh, 92, as he left the clinic with a book under his arm. "He practically ran out of there."
He headed to Windsor Castle, where the Queen, 87, is based for a week of events, beginning with the Order of the Garter ceremony and then several days' horseracing at Royal Ascot.
Originally posted 06/14/2013 02:45PM
Prince Philip is on the mend.
The 92-year-old royal is doing "much better," his son, Prince Charles, told reporters Friday. Philip, who spent his birthday in the hospital (when his wife, Queen Elizabeth, paid him a visit), was admitted for an exploratory operation on his abdomen, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
On Friday, his grandsons Prince William and Prince Harry visited in the hospital, following a visit by Charles and Camilla, who had arrived half an hour earlier.
Philip was admitted to the hospital on June 6 and was expected to stay for two weeks.
Originally posted 06/14/2013 08:30AM
Police say a man has been charged with allegedly spraying paint on a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that is hanging in Westminster Abbey.
Tim Haries, 41, is due to appear in a London court Friday charged with criminal damage of more than $7,800.
Haries was arrested at the abbey Thursday after a portrait of the monarch by Australian artist Ralph Heimans was defaced with paint.
Originally posted 06/07/2013 01:45PM
It was business as usual for Queen Elizabeth on Friday.
With her husband Prince Philip, 91, in the hospital for an exploratory operation, the Queen, 87, continued with her planned visit to open the new BBC headquarters in London.
While observers might expect her to be with her husband of 65 years, for the Queen her work comes first.
"Everything comes second to duty, especially self. People don't understand that these days," says Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine. "It is always like that."
Originally posted 06/06/2013 03:05PM
Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital for an exploratory operation, Buckingham Palace announced Thursday.
In a brief statement, the Palace said: "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations. He is expected to stay in hospital for up to two weeks."
The statement added, "Further updates will be issued when appropriate."
Originally posted 06/04/2013 08:20AM
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to Westminster Abbey, the grand setting of their wedding, Tuesday as they helped celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's coronation.
Under the clear blue skies of early summer sunshine – Coronation Day June 2, 1953, was cloudy and gray – the 55-minute service brought the Royals together – including Prince Philip, 91, who was a welcome sight after he sat out a Monday evening engagement because he didn't feel well.
For the occasion, mom-to-be Kate wore a bespoke soft-peach silk jacket and dress (with silver grey ribbon detail) by Jenny Packham, with a Jane Taylor nude beaded cocktail hat with silk tulle, organza discs and smoked quartz detail (cost: $1,200) that she also wore at last year's Diamond Jubilee celebration on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Originally posted 05/21/2013 10:55AM
On Monday, a massive and devastating tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening neighborhoods and destroying buildings, including an elementary school. At least 24 lives were lost and the death toll is expected to rise.
As those affected by the tornado grieve and focus on rebuilding, social media sites were flooded with messages of support and ways for people to help.
Here's what you had to say about the tragedy in Oklahoma:
Originally posted 05/08/2013 08:45AM
Nothing like getting a helping hand – and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have more than one.
But the couple have hired one of Queen Elizabeth's long-standing housekeepers for their new home, Apartment 1a in Kensington Palace, which they plan to occupy early this fall.
She is Antonella Fresolone, 42, who is said to be unmarried, Italian, and already on the job – helping at the two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage where William and Kate are living until their larger family home is ready.
Originally posted 05/06/2013 02:00PM
Keep calm ... and shut the hell up.
Helen Mirren, in full Queen Elizabeth II regalia, wasn't amused on Saturday when she stormed out of the Gielgud Theater in London's West End, where she currently is playing the lead role as Her Majesty in the play The Audience.
No, it wasn't simply a cell phone going off in the theater that got the Oscar winner's goat – it was an entire troupe of dancing drummers beating their instruments outside while she was performing on stage, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Originally posted 05/03/2013 11:35AM
Ah, babies. They bring everyone together – even the royal family!
Well, sort of. In the latest scenario imagined by photographer Alison Jackson, who specializes in spoof photos of the royal family, everyone from Pippa Middleton to Camilla to The Queen gather together to fête Duchess Catherine. The faux mom-to-be unwraps onesies that say "Born to Rule" while her royal family – and one of the Queen's beloved corgis! – look on.
Jackson previously arranged a shoot with Catherine and Prince William's lookalikes for a Christmas-themed photo shoot.
And we're not quite sure, but that we're hoping that might actually be Camilla!
– Cara Lynn Shultz
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