• Royal mint to commemorate birth of William and Kate's baby by giving away 2,013 silver coins

    Babies born on the same day as Kate Middleton and Prince William's firstborn will receive their own royal gift in the form of a lucky silver coin. The Royal Mint has announced it will give away 2,013 silver coins to newborns who share their birthday with the couple's child.     CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY       Crossing the palms of babies with silver is a traditional way of wishing them luck, health and wealth. Silver coins are usually sold by the Royal Mint as gifts, but 2,013 will be available at no extra cost; with an average of 2,000 babies born in the UK

  • Nelson Mandela's doctors deny he is in 'vegetative state' as family battle over burial grounds

    Doctors treating Nelson Mandela have denied that the anti-apartheid icon was in a "permanent vegetative state". In a formal statement the South African government also quashed the claim that a life support machine was keeping Mr Mandela alive in hospital. "We confirm our earlier statement released this afternoon (Thursday) after President Jacob Zuma visited Madiba (Mandela) in hospital that Madiba remains in a critical but stable condition," said a spokesman for the Presidency.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY "The doctors deny that the former president is in a vegetative state. "Mandela remains under the care of a multi-disciplinary panel of South African medical

  • Sophie of Wessex dazzles at Wimbledon

    Sophie, Countess of Wessex enjoyed a day at Wimbledon with her Lady in Waiting, Annabelle Galletley on Thursday. The two women were spotted laughing together as they sat in the Royal Box. Mother-of-two Sophie also spoke to singer Elaine Paige who was sitting behind her at Wimbledon’s Centre Court. They were also joined by Philip Brook, chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, as they watched the semi-final match between Marion Bartoli of France and Kristen Flipkens of Belgium.     Sophie looked elegant in a beige dress, which was nipped in at the waist with a brown leather belt.

  • The adorable royal babies of Europe

    As the world awaits the arrival of the Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal baby, we take a look at the youngest European royal babies born in the last few years. From Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, Denmark's cute twins, to Sweden's only royal baby, the adorable Princess Estelle, here are some of the regal babies and toddlers that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby may be having palace play dates with. See HELLO! Online's cute European royal baby gallery...   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR

  • Prince Harry passes pilot qualification with flying colours

    Prince Harry, who will become an uncle this month when pregnant Kate Middleton gives birth, has another reason to celebrate. The royal has qualified as Apache Aircraft Commander within 3 Regiment Army Air Corps. Harry’s qualification marks the culmination of his experience as a member of the Apache aircrew and follows a successful tour of Afghanistan. "This is a tremendous achievement for Captain Wales who passed with flying colours," said Harry's commanding officer, Lt. Col. Tom de la Rue.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY The popular royal has distinguished record in training, including being awarded a prize for the best Co-Pilot Gunner. "I