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Charles and Queen's Office Merger Seen as a Royal Hand-Off | Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II

Charles and Queen's Office Merger Seen as a Royal Hand-Off

Originally posted 01/20/2014 08:55AM

Handing off the reins? Or, reigns?

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Kate Kisses the Queen at Christmas Morning Service

Kate Kisses the Queen at Christmas Morning Service

Originally posted 12/25/2013 09:25AM

With Prince George left to his nanny at the grand house of Sandringham on Christmas morning, his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a brisk walk to church, being watched by several thousand well-wishers.

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Kate at Christmas: What Should She Wear?

Kate at Christmas: What Should She Wear?

Originally posted 12/19/2013 10:55AM

As well as getting Prince George ready for his first Christmas, the Duchess of Cambridge is planning her festive wardrobe. And what a wardrobe it will be – around a dozen outfit changes over three days.

So, what does one wear when dining with Queen Elizabeth?

The festivities begin on Christmas Eve, when the royals exchange presents and enjoy their traditional turkey lunch. We can imagine Kate in something elegant and refined with a hint of glamour – typical of one of her favorite designers, Emilia Wickstead.

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Prince William Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela at Movie's London Premiere

Prince William Comments on Nelson Mandela's Death: He Was 'an Extraordinary and Inspiring Man'

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."

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The History Behind the Lotus Flower Tiara Kate Wore to Queen's Reception

Kate Middleton Wears Lotus Flower Tiara After Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret

Originally posted 12/04/2013 12:15PM

It turns out the stunning diamond tiara worn by Kate to an event at Buckingham Palace Tuesday night was, literally, fit for a queen.

Known as the Lotus Flower Tiara, the crown jewel that Palace insiders say was loaned to the Duchess of Cambridge by Queen Elizabeth from her collection dates back to the Queen's mother in the 1920s.

"It's a beautiful pearl and diamond piece," expert Leslie Field, author of The Queen's Jewels, says about the Egyptian-style tiara, which was also previously owned and worn by the Queen's late sister, Princess Margaret. "It's very much in the '20s style and probably quite lightweight and comfortable to wear."

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Kate Sparkles in Stunning Tiara on Night Out with William

Kate Middleton Wears a Tiara on Night Out with Prince William

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.

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Prince William & Kate Observe Remembrance Day

Prince William & Kate Observe Remembrance Day

Originally posted 11/10/2013 11:35AM

Prince William and Prince Harry helped lead Britain in commemorating the country's war dead on Sunday.

William, 31, who served as a RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot until September, was watched by wife Kate as he laid a wreath of poppies at a memorial in central London. He followed his brother, army captain Harry, 29, who donned his ceremonial Household Cavalry great coat with wide red collar, in paying tribute on behalf of his father, Prince Charles (who is in India with wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall).

As in previous years, Kate, 31, watched from a balcony above Whitehall, central London, alongside William’s aunt Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Tim Laurence, the husband of Princess Anne. Kate donned a brooch in the shape of a poppy – the traditional symbol worn to honor those who have perished in wars.

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See Prince William, Kate and Prince George's Official Portrait | Kate Middleton, Prince William

UpdatePosted 10/25/2013 06:25AM

Royal Christening: Prince William, Kate and Prince George Pose for Official Portrait

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.

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Prince George's Baby Carriage: Sign of the Times at Balmoral

Prince George's Baby Carriage: Sign of the Times at Balmoral

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.

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Prince Charles Opens Up About His Life, Family – & Becoming King

UpdatePosted 10/24/2013 09:05AM

Prince Charles: The Man Who Still Will Be King

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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