• Prince Charles to step in as the Queen will miss Commonwealth Heads Of Government meeting

    The Queen will miss this year's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting for the first time in 40 years, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. Prince Charles will take her place at the event, which takes place every two years when leaders meet to discuss global issues. He will travel to Sri Lanka for the meeting in November, a move that demonstrates that the Prince of Wales is stepping up to the responsibilities of the monarch as the next in line to the throne. Charles, who is Britain's longest-waiting heir to the throne, has in the past suggested he is "impatient" to fulfill

  • Royal composer makes a lullaby for William and Kate's baby

    A royal composer has created a lullaby for Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby. Paul Mealor, who also wrote music for the couple's wedding as well as the hit Wherever You Are for the Military Wives Choir said that he penned the song Sleep On to accompany the next stage of the royal family's life. Welsh composer Paul's Ubi Caritas was one of the musical highlights of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding back in 2011.   CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE "After writing music for the Royal Wedding it seemed natural to provide the musical accompaniment for the next stage of

  • Diana's personal treasures to be returned to Princes William and Harry as Earl Spencer announces museum closure

    When Earl Spencer opened a museum in the memory of his sister, Diana, Princess of Wales, he always said it would only be until her sons Princes William and Harry turned 30. And now that Diana's youngest son Prince Harry is 28, the time to close the museum is approaching. Lord Spencer has confirmed that he intends to close the exhibition of his sister's belongings, which he opened at Althorp House on what would have been her 37th birthday in 1998, next year. Speaking through a spokesperson to the Daily Telegraph, he explained that he is following his older sister’s wishes,

  • Princess Charlene says she is ready to have children

    Princess Charlene of Monaco has revealed that she is ready to become a mother. The former South African swimmer has spoken about her plans to start a family with husband Prince Albert, revealing that she needed to adjust to royal life first. "We had a big wedding. It was a big adjustment after that,” she said in an interview with South African newspaper Sunday World. "Now I'm settled and I think kids will come. I don't put any pressure on myself, she added. "If it happens, it happens."   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Charlene, 35, went on to emphasise how much she