• We are very much amused: Queen and Prince Philip in fits of laughter at Games

    On the rare occasions when the Queen drops her famous reserve, her husband the Duke of Edinburgh is never far away. The royal couple were photographed in fits of laughter together at the weekend as they attended the annual Braemar Gathering - Scotland's most famous Highland Games. It is one of the Queen's favourite engagements, during which she visibly relaxes with her family as they enjoy traditional events including caber tossing, Highland dancing and the tug of war. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Certainly the Aberdeenshire event seems to bring out the 85-year-old's playful side. Last year, she was captured in a

  • Monaco's new golden girl adds glamour to Leeds ball

    In their first appearance in Britain since their nuptials were beamed around the world, Prince Albert and his bride Charlene were guests of honour at a gala in Yorkshire. Arriving arm-in-arm, lightly tanned and looking very happy together, the royal newlyweds brought a touch of sophisticated Riviera glamour to the charity ball in Leeds. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The new princess, a former Olympic swimmer, sparkled in a metallic brocade effect sheath at the soiree in Harewood House, the magnificent 18th-century mansion that is home to the Queen's cousin, the Earl of Harewood. Finishing off the glittering look were exquisite yellow diamond