• A look back at the stunning rocks of past royal brides

    Princess Madeleine of Sweden will walk down the aisle to marry American businessman Chris O'Neill in the royal wedding of the year on Saturday. On what will be a fairytale day for the real-life Princess, the highlight will surely be when her new husband places her wedding band on her finger. In honour of that special moment, HELLO! Online takes a look back at the stunning rings worn by past royal brides.     CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY A particularly touching story centres around pregnant Kate Middleton's engagement ring. She poignantly chose to wear the distinctive 18-carat blue sapphire and diamond rock given to

  • Royal memorabilia in honour of William and Kate's baby

    Is it a boy or a girl? The nation is still on tenterhooks about the gender of Kate Middleton and Prince William's child. When the duo's little Prince or Princess arrives in six weeks time, well-wishers will no doubt be overcome by a fresh wave of royal baby fever. In the meantime fans of Britain's golden couple can have fun browsing through the commemorative memorabilia already in production for Baby Cambridge.   Merchandisers are selling mugs and plates of the kind we saw for their magnificent wedding or more recently the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation  – along with babygros and bibs. From the quirky to cute, HELLO! Online has delved

  • Memorable moment as the Queen appears on screen during live news broadcast on the BBC

    The Queen made a moment of TV magic on Friday when she appeared behind two newsreaders while they were live on air. The monarch was taking a tour of the news channel studio at the BBC's new central London headquarters, and could be clearly seen in the background during a broadcast, to the great delight of viewers and staff. Workers broke into a round of applause as she appeared in shot, causing newsreaders Julian Worricker and Sophie Long to turn around in surprise.   The Queen had smiled broadly as she arrived to open the revamped Broadcasting House, despite the fact

  • Prince Philip 'progressing satisfactorily' following exploratory operation

    Prince Philip is "progressing satisfactorily" after an exploratory abdominal operation on Friday, Buckingham Palace has said. The statement said the results from the scheduled surgery will now be analysed. The Queen's husband, who turns 92 on Monday, was admitted to the London Clinic on Thursday evening and is expected to stay in hospital for about two weeks.     Her Majesty, who is said to be concerned and being kept informed, will spend the weekend at Windsor Castle, according to the BBC. She continued with her planned engagements on Friday and officially opened the BBC's rebuilt Broadcasting House in London on Friday