01:48 PM EDT 12/09/2013
Originally posted 07/08/2013 07:15AM
While they and the rest of the world eagerly awaits the Duchess of Cambridge's going into labor, the Royal Family already has baby news to celebrate.
Prince William's cousin, Zara Tindall – commonly known as Zara Phillips – is expecting her first child, due early next year.
The Olympic equestrian, 32, has been married to rugby player Mike Tindall, 33, since July 2011.
A simple statement from the press secretary to Queen Elizabeth, released Monday morning, says, "Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tindall are very pleased to announce that Zara Tindall is expecting a baby in the New Year.
Originally posted 06/28/2013 08:30AM
Obsessed with royal fashion? On July 4, an exhibition will open, showcasing some of the most iconic dresses of the last century.
The "Fashion Rules" exhibit presented by Kensington Palace includes gowns and outfits made famous by Queen Elizabeth II, the late Princess Margaret and Princess Diana – one of whose gowns is on loan from PEOPLE.
The princess's blue Jacques Azagury dress was bought for $26,450 at the Christie's of New York auction Diana held shortly before her tragic death in 1997.
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.
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