• Royal baby name: new choice emerges as bookies' favourite

    A new name has joined the list of favourites for Kate Middleton's baby name. Bookies have apparently slashed the odds on Charlotte. It is now in second place at 4/1 behind Alexandra, which is 5/2. Charlotte's a clever bet since it's relevant to the Middleton family, while being suitably regal. It is the middle name of Kate's sister Pippa Middleton, who is being touted as a godmother.   The Duchess says she and her husband have a shortlist for both a boy and a girl   The royal family has had two Charlottes – the wife of George III and her granddaughter Princess Charlotte

  • Pregnant Kate returned home to spend Father's Day with her dad Michael

    With weeks to go until she welcomes her first baby, Kate Middleton headed home to spend Father's Day with her dad Michael Middleton. The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, 31, reportedly returned to the family property in Bucklebury in Berkshire on Sunday to spend some quality time with her father. A source told US Weekly, that Kate and Michael went out to lunch together at a local restaurant. It's unclear whether her mum Carole, or her siblings, Pippa, 29, and James, 26, joined them.     CLICK ON PHOTOS TO VIEW FULL GALLERY Meanwhile, dad-to-be Prince William, who next year will celebrate his first Father's

  • Prince Charles and Camilla join the Queen at Royal Ascot

    Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall headed up a host of British royals who joined the Queen on the opening day of Ascot. Joining the monarch in her horse-drawn carriage, Charles and Camilla smiled and waved to the crowds as they arrived for the first day of racing to cheers and applause. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Befitting the grandeur of the occasion, Charles was smartly attired in tails and a top hat, while his wife looked elegant in an ivory dress teamed with a cream A-line coat and a matching hat. A five-strand pearl necklace completed

  • The Queen dazzles at Royal Ascot

    The Queen was greeted by huge cheers as she attended the first day of Royal Ascot, dressed in an elegant peach coat and dress by Stewart Parvin. Her thoughts were also with Prince Philip, who was unable to attend due to his recent stint in hospital. Throughout the week, bookmakers were taking bets on the choice of colour for the Queen's hat. Pink was the favourite at 4/1, while blue was also a popular choice with betting at 6/1.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE FULL GALLERY Last year the Queen sat beside Prince Phillip in the royal procession at Ascot,