• Princess Victoria of Sweden makes 'historic' appearance at awards show

    "It's a true delight for me to be here tonight. To feel your power, your happiness and your sense of community," Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden told the rapt audience gathered at her most recent engagement. The emotion behind her words was fitting for what local press described as her "historic" appearance at her nation's annual Gay Gala earlier this week.     Victoria had left her daughter Estelle in the care of Prince Daniel in order to present the night's top award to author Jonas Gardell. His moving book Never Dry Tears Without Gloves has captured the Swedish imagination and is set to be

  • The Duchess of Cornwall opts for the personal touch with Maori greeting

    The Duchess of Cornwall eschewed royal protocol this week when she welcomed a New Zealander with the famous Maori greeting known as Hongi. Camilla pressed noses with Kiwi performance artist Rosanna Raymond as she and The Prince of Wales hosted a reception for leading Antipodeans who have made their home in Britain.     The festivities were held to mark New Zealand's Waitangi Day. The annual holiday commemorates the Treaty of Waitangi, a founding document similar to the UK's Magna Carta.  Tradition was the theme of the day, and Rosanna embraced her multi-ethnic roots with Maori tattoos and a Tuvalu floral headpiece similar to the