News / UK and world by Press Association November 30, 2018, 11:25 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter The festive season has officially arrived at Windsor Castle with beautiful Christmas trees and decorations created by royal staff for visitors. From Saturday, royal fans visiting the Queen’s Berkshire home can see a 23ft fir tree covered in gold decorations and around 7,000 lights in the castle’s majestic St George’s Hall. Staff from the Royal Household have spent the past few days erecting the tree, a smaller fir in the nearby crimson drawing room, and other decorations throughout the state apartments to celebrate Christmas. Richard Williams, the Royal Collection Trust’s learning curator, said: “The huge tree in St George’s Hall is from the Windsor Great Park, so it’s actually grown in the grounds surrounding the castle. “It’s a Nordmann Fir and it has something like 7,000 … [Read more...] about Windsor Castle’s Christmas decorations set to dazzle visitors
TENSION between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton is rumoured to be the cause of a growing rift between Princes Harry and Willam, according to reports. The Sun revealed yesterday that Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have decided they don't want to live in Kensington next to William and Kate. The newlyweds will instead move to the Windsor estate and set up residence at Frogmore Cottage, which is having a multi-million pound refit paid for by the taxpayer. And now a friend close to the couple has claimed that the decision to move may be because a rift is developing between the two couples because "Kate and Meghan are very different people". Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the source added: "They don’t really get on." Kensington Palace confirmed that Harry and Meghan were moving out, but a spokeswoman explained that this was to facilitate preparations for having a baby. They added that Windsor is a special place for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who … [Read more...] about Is Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton rift causing tension between Harry and William and behind Windsor move?
PRINCE Harry is splitting from brother William by leaving Kensington Palace. The brothers have always been incredibly close, but Harry and Meghan are setting up their home in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The Queen has given them Frogmore Cottage, which is having a multi-million pound refit paid for by the taxpayer. It will provide ten bedrooms and a nursery for their baby, due in April. The couple are expected to move in next year. A royal source said: “The initial plan was for Harry and Meghan to move out of their cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace and into one of the main apartments. "But there has been a bit of tension between the brothers. lovely bubbly English wine beats European entries to be named best Christmas fizz BEACHY DREAD Water at ten English beaches is unsafe for swimming with 'sewage and litter' COKED CHEMIST Boots pharmacist struck off after going on three-day cocaine bender CAT NOT GOT THE CREAM Owners face JAIL for feeding cats a vegan diet and … [Read more...] about Harry set to split from big brother Wills as he and Meghan move away from Kensington to set up home in Windsor
FIVE soldiers who protect the Queen were arrested after a boozy brawl yards from Windsor Castle. The Queen was in residence at the castle, at the time of the 1.30am fight. Drunken Coldstream Guards were caught up in a kebab shop brawl on the way back to their barracks. Five of the soldiers got involved in a 1.30am scrap involving at least eight men after a row. The violence, caught on CCTV, spilled outside and several men were seen running towards Victoria Barracks, the infantry regiment’s Windsor base. Insiders said it was not clear what triggered Friday’s scrap at Ramsey’s Grill but rumours at the base suggested the guards waded in after seeing diners being abused. Owner Sam Al-Hassan, 40, said: “There were about three boys in with three girls. “They’d all been drinking and ordered food. Everything was fine until another man came in and started shouting and swearing at them. “These boys went over to him and they started fighting. It quickly … [Read more...] about Five soldiers who guard the Queen arrested after kebab shop punch-up at 1.30am yards from Windsor Castle while Her Majesty was in residence
PUBLISHED: 19:00 08 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:33 09 November 2018 Robin Windsor has embarked on his final tour Picture: STRICTLY THEATRE CO STRICTLY THEATRE CO Ipswich boy and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Robin Windsor explains how wanting to finish at the top of his game and the lure of a permanent natural tan convinced him to waltz into the sunset. Robin Windsor dancing in his earlier days Picture: CONTRIBUTEDEvery kid at some time or another dreams of seeing their name in lights. Not every kid’s dream comes true. “Probably the highlight of my entire career was headlining Burn The Floor at the Shaftsbury Theatre in London’s West End. I remember standing outside, watching the signs go up with my and Kristina Rihanoff’s name across the top of the theatre and shedding a little tear. “I’d travelled the world with that show for 10 years. We ended up on Broadway, which for ballroom dancers was absolutely incredible, they’d never been a … [Read more...] about Have your tissues ready for emotional farewell show at Ipswich Regent from home town Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor