• Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will watch Willem-Alexander become king

    Prince Charles will get a glimpse of his own destiny when he watches Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands become king at next week's Dutch inauguration. Clarence House confirmed that Britain's own monarch-in-waiting and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, would attend the ceremony on 30 April. "Prince Charles and Camilla will represent Britain at ceremonies in Amsterdam marking the abdication of Queen Beatrix," the statement read.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Britain's representatives will rub shoulders with an array of royals from around the world: Spain's Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia are already on the guest list, as are Naruhito

  • The Duchess of Cornwall and Barbara Windsor join forces for the Big Lunch initiative

    They are both Windsors by name, and on Tuesday the Duchess of Cornwall and British actress Barbara Windsor joined forces for a good cause. The ladies hosted a Clarence House reception held in aid of the Big Lunch Community Awards – a scheme which challenges people to sit down to lunch with their neighbours and forge out friendships.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Former EastEnders actress Barbara, 75, is London Mayor Boris Johnson's street party ambassador and was there to help  judge the ceremony. Camilla, who is patron of the initiative, presented awards to local leaders who have worked to build community

  • Kate Middleton dazzles in baby blue on a visit to the National Portrait Gallery

    Kate Middleton put in a dazzling appearance as she celebrated the work of one of her charities at the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday evening. The Duchess, who is six months pregnant, wore a baby blue Emilia Wickstead cocktail dress that showed off her growing baby bump and her favourite grey suede heels to the event, held in honour of The Art Room, a charity of which she is patron. In a speech delivered to the 250-strong audience, which included artists and school children, Kate said it felt "incredibly special" to be celebrating the work of the charity, which uses

  • Dutch inauguration: Thousands object to King's song

    The official anthem for Crown Prince Willem-Alexander's inauguration has been withdrawn after tens of thousands of people objected in an online petition entitled 'No to the King’s Song'. The King’s Song, Koningslied, was composed by Dutch-British producer John Ewbank. Many have criticised the song's lyrics as well as its unusual mix of traditional Dutch music and rap. Despite the mixed reaction, the track has gone straight to the top of Holland's iTunes chart since its release on Friday. The track features more than 51 Dutch artists, and the video features some of the artists flashing the three-fingered "W" (for

  • Two charged over topless pictures of Kate Middleton

    Two people have been charged for publishing intimate pictures of Kate Middleton and Prince William during a private holiday in France last year. Sources told the AFP news agency that the head of the Mondadori Group, publisher of France's Closer magazine, and a photographer are facing charges over the publication of the images. Ernesto Mauri, the chief executive of Mondadori, and the photographer have both been charged for "invasion of privacy". Since the pictures emerged last September, William and Kate have been pursing the case behind closed doors and are determined to bring all responsible parties to justice.   The royal couple,