• Kate praised as 'charming and professional' on first solo engagement

    At her wedding, the Prince of Wales is said to have told guests that she was "the daughter he never had". So it was fitting that the Duchess of Cambridge stepped in for her new father-in-law when he had to drop out of an official engagement this week. The heir to the throne had travelled to Riyadh to present his condolences to the Saudi Royal Family following the death of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY In his absence from the Clarence House reception, Kate was the epitome of a gracious hostess, looking typically elegant in a

  • A taste of Aboriginal culture on the menu for the Queen

    There was some fascinating stuff on the menu for the Queen as she visited an Aboriginal college. On the ninth day of her Australian tour, the monarch watched a student at Clontarf College preparing a special dish of kangaroo stew during a cookery class.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY He then presented the VIP visitor with a small container of "roo stew" to take away. The unusual cooking exhibition came after the Wadumbah troupe performed an energetic traditional dance. Accompanied by the premier of the State of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, the Queen looked on with intense interest as the

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