News / UK and world by Press Association October 30, 2018, 10:29 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter New Zealand has developed a “real connection” with the royal family and the question of becoming a republic “doesn’t sit at the fore” for Kiwis, the country’s prime minister said. Jacinda Ardern’s comments came as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex followed in the footsteps of William and Kate on Tuesday as they took in Auckland, the penultimate stop on their 16-day royal tour. Harry and Meghan faced off in a welly-wanging contest before heading to the Viaduct for a public walkabout – where 10-year-old Max Henry added to his royal photo collection. The royal fan held up laminated pictures of himself meeting the duke and duchess of Cambridge in 2014 which caught the eye of Harry, and both he and his wife posed for snaps. Wednesday is the final day of Harry and Meghan’s tour, which … [Read more...] about New Zealand has real connection with royal family, says PM
GRINNING like the Cheshire Cat, Sarah Ferguson stands next to Prince Philip in her daughter’s official wedding photograph. And why wouldn’t the Duchess of York be smiling? That one symbolic picture put Fergie exactly where she always wanted to be — back in the bosom of the Royal Family. Unfortunately, the fiery redhead seems incapable of staying there. Three days after Princess Eugenie’s big day, 59-year-old Fergie was already fanning the flames of a feud. On Monday, instead of congratulating Prince Harry and Meghan on their baby news, she went on a self-indulgent Twitter spree. She sent a flurry of tweets harking back to Friday’s wedding, saying how “proud” she was of Eugenie and new son-in-law Jack Brooksbank. One post, uploaded at the exact same time of the pregnancy announcement, was a selfie thanking Emanuel Ungaro, who designed her “amazing dress”. The bizarre timing sent the rumour mill into overdrive. Was it sour grapes over … [Read more...] about She may enjoy summers at Balmoral and a ‘reunion’ with Prince Andrew but poor Sarah Ferguson is still not welcomed by the Royal Family
News / UK and world by Press Association October 19, 2018, 1:39 pm Updated: October 19, 2018, 1:43 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter What do you give to someone who seemingly has everything? A few fresh vegetables should do the trick, or perhaps a decorated ostrich egg. As the Duchess of Sussex was handed a humble bunch of carrots on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, here’s a look at some of the unusual gifts received by members of the royal family over the years. Meghan’s not the first royal to be gifted vegetables, with the Duchess of Cornwall being given a giant cabbage for her birthday at the Dig For Victory allotment in St James’s Park, central London, in July 2018. The Queen has also received gifts of all shapes and sizes throughout her reign, including a miniature seven-inch throne from the Game of Thrones series in Northern Ireland. Among the more unusual gifts, she has also received a purple fleece dog … [Read more...] about Strange gifts given to royal family members over the years
QUEEN Elizabeth's record-breaking reign as British monarch means more than 65 years have passed since the last royal succession. Prince Charles is next in line to the throne, but how do the rest of the Royal Family and Prince Louis line up? Here's everything you need to know... Who will become King after Queen Elizabeth? The throne will pass to Prince Charles if the Queen abdicates, retires or dies – and according to reports, abdication could be a real possibility. Her Majesty is said to have told her inner circle that if she is still on the throne at the age of 95, she will ask for a piece of legislation to grant her eldest son full power to reign while she is alive. Royal commentator Robert Jobson told the Mail On Sunday he has spoken to a number of high-ranking courtiers who say preparations for the transition of the Crown are gaining pace. And at this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, the Queen said she wished for Charles to succeed her as head of the … [Read more...] about Who’s next in line to the throne, where does Prince Harry come in the Royal Family tree and when will Prince Charles become king?
THOUSANDS of organisations have received the patronage of a royal family member, with charities, military associations and even public service organisations represented in the long list. But what does a patronage actually mean? Here's all you need to know... What is a royal patron? A member of the royal family can become a representative or supporter of an organisation as a patron, working to publicise and recognise the group's work. Family members have become linked to thousands of groups, with additional requests from organisations pouring in to Buckingham Palace every year. While some organisations, like The National Portrait Gallery and Arthritis Research UK, are well-known, others like the Anglo-Finnish Society and Beanstalk, are less so. Most royal family members have limited the number of organisations that they support but The Queen and Prince Philip hold more than 1000 patronages between them. Many of the pair's associations were inherited from previous … [Read more...] about What charities do the Royal Family support, what is a royal patron and what other public engagements do the royal family attend?