• Prince Charles joins the Queen at the state opening of parliament

    Prince Charles attended the state opening of Parliament for the first time in 17 years this week, in a significant indication of his growing role supporting the Queen in her official duties. Both Charles, 64, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, joined the monarch in her carriage to Parliament and watched as she delivered her speech to MPs. Although it is not the first time that the Prince has attended the state opening, he has not been since 1996 when his father, Prince Philip, was unable to escort the Queen. Palace sources have played down the significance of Charles

  • Sophie, Countess of Wessex, moved to tears as she unveils memorial

    The Countess of Wessex was visibly moved to tears on Tuesday when she unveiled a memorial to the 48,000 miners who worked in Britain's coal mines during the Second World War. Sophie, 48, personally went to the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Staffordshire to recognise the work of the former miners, known as Bevin Boys.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY And she was evidently caught up in the moment, wiping tears from her eyes after she embraced the memorial's designer Harry Parkes, 87, who was one of the many miners conscripted to help to keep Britain in the war. In exchange for

  • A guide to Prince Harry's US tour

    Excited royal fans in the US are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Prince Harry, who begins a week-long tour of the States on 9 May, where he will visit Washington DC, Denver, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – see HELLO! Online’s guide to the royal itinerary below. This will be Harry’s first trip to the US since his infamous holiday in Las Vegas, when he was photographed playing a game of strip billiards. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who will take Harry on a tour of areas hit by Hurricane Sandy, insists that the royal will be on

  • Royal baby betting odds are heating up as Duchess Kate enters third trimester

    As Kate Middleton enters the third trimester of her pregnancy, the bookmakers' royal baby odds are heating up in anticipation of the July due date. Gamblers can place their bets with Ladbrokes on potential names, dates of birth, hair colour, the first born's eventual profession and even whether the birth will coincide with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's new arrival. The odds are favouring HELLO! to be the first magazine to get exclusive picture rights to an event.   Despite Prince Harry allegedly letting slip that his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate were expecting a boy, the odds still favour them welcoming