• William and Kate hire new housekeeper

    William and Kate have hired one of the Queen's most trusted servants as their new housekeeper. Pregnant Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William, who are expecting their first baby in July, have given the most sought-after job in the royal household to 42-year-old Italian Antonella Fresolone. The petite Italian – who was one of the Queen's three top housemaids – has landed the highly-coveted post after being appointed as the couple's housekeeper with Her Majesty's blessing to help them in their new life as parents.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Antonella won't be at all new to royal households. She has

  • Willem-Alexander and Maxima solemn for first official engagement as King and Queen

    King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima's beaming smiles and brightly-coloured outfits were nowhere to be seen at their first official engagement as the new monarchs of the Netherlands on Saturday. Willem-Alexander, 46, and Maxima, his Queen consort, were in Amsterdam over the weekend to attend a memorial for Dutch soldiers lost during World War II alongside Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Maxima's eye-catching wardrobe, seen by the world during the national celebrations, was replaced with an all-black ensemble for the somber occasion, including coat, gloves, hat, clutch and shoes.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Her husband, who became Europe's youngest king in April,