• Jubilee portrait of the Queen vandalised at Westminster Abbey

    A portrait of the Queen, created to mark her Diamond Jubilee, has been vandalised. The 9ft by 11ft painting, which hangs in Westminster Abbey, was defaced with spray paint on Thursday and a 41-year-old man was then detained by the abbey's security guards. A member of the campaign group Fathers 4 Justice is believd to have been responsible for damage. "This was not an official Fathers for Justice protest," read a statement from Fathers 4 Justice. "But it was carried out by one of our members." "It's Father's Day on Sunday," the statement continued. "It's a very emotional time and this

  • Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie visit Prince Philip in hospital

    Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are the latest royals to visit their grandfather Prince Philip in hospital, as he recovers from an exploratory operation on his abdomen. The close sisters were photographed arriving at the London Clinic on Harley Street, where the Duke of Edinburgh was admitted last Friday. He is expected to remain there for about two weeks.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Princess Beatrice, 24, and Princess Eugenie, 23, donned black and navy blue dresses respectively for the visit. They appeared to be in high spirits and smiled at cameras, which is most likely contribution to their grandfather's