• Happy birthday to Prince Philip: an insight into the Prince's life with 15 amazing facts

    A naval officer and a gentleman known for his mischievous sense of humour, Prince Philip celebrates his 92nd birthday on Monday 10 June. Although the Prince will spend his birthday in hospital – he has recently been admitted for an exploratory abdominal operation – he has plenty to celebrate as he approaches his birthday. No doubt his nearest and dearest will be thinking of him, including Her Majesty and their children Charles the Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. His grandchildren may make cards to send to their grandfather, along with his two great-grandchildren Savannah and Isla Phillips.  The Duke of

  • Pregnant Kate Middleton shops for nursery furnishings as she prepares for maternity leave

    With only five weeks to go until her due date, Kate Middleton is making sure everything is in place ahead of her baby's arrival. The pregnant Duchess was pictured shopping at a high-end interior shop last week as she prepares the new nursery at Kensington Palace for her first child.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Kate, 31, spent 45 minutes inside Bernard Thorp in Chelsea last Tuesday looking at soft-furnishings. The pretty royal, who is expected to give birth on 13th July, gave nothing away as she looked at designs, reportedly picking out beige and brown handmade fabrics. "Kate was fascinated by all

  • Nelson Mandela visited by his family in hospital as he remains in a 'serious but stable' condition

    South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela has spent another night in hospital being treated for a lung infection. The revered statesman is in a serious but stable condition in intensive care after being admitted in the early hours of Saturday morning. His wife Graça Machel cancelled a visit to London over the weekend to remain by the anti-Apartheid hero's bedside. On Sunday, his followers were cheered by visits from his family. His daughter Makaziwe and his granddaughter Ndileka were seen going into the Pretoria hospital where he is being cared for. Meanwhile, another daughter, Zindzi, said that her father

  • The Queen visits Prince Philip in hospital on his birthday

    The Queen visited her husband Prince Philip on Monday evening, personally delivering a birthday card as he turned 92. Smiling cheerfully as she entered the London Clinic, Her Majesty wore an off-white suit with pearl necklace and earrings, along with a brooch. In her hand she carried an envelope addressed to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was "comfortable and in good spirits" as he received a visit from his wife at 7pm.   "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh is progressing according to plans at this early stage," a statement from Buckingham Palace read on Monday.  "He will remain in hospital for