• The nannies who have devoted themselves to raising the young royals

    It remains to be seen whether Kate Middleton and Prince William will employ a nanny to help them look after their baby. The couple are keen to be hands-on parents, and by all accounts Carole Middleton will be an active grandmother. It is likely that Britain's most famous new mum and dad will have some help though, especially as nannies have played such an important part in the royal household in the past.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE FULL GALLERY In this special report, we look at the nannies that have brought up generations of royal babies.   Tiggy Legge-Bourke Nanny to Princes William and Harry, 1993 -

  • From fringe issues to nursery furnishings: Timeline of Kate Middleton's pregnancy

    Kate Middleton has kept her cool during what must be the world's most minutely documented pregnancy, with Prince William loyally supporting her every step of the way. At every engagement, the royal trooper has been a model of maternity fashion, looking impeccable, clad in in sky high courts. All this while battling morning sickness, overseeing refurbishments to the couple's new home in Kensington Palace and kitting out a nursery. Not to mention facing endless questions about the name and sex of the baby. As the road to parenthood reaches its culmination for William and Kate, we take a look at the major milestones along the way.   CLICK ON PHOTO

  • Pregnant Zara Phillips to carry on horse-riding

    A spokesperson for Zara Phillips has confirmed that the pregnant royal will continue to compete in horse-riding events. On Monday, Buckingham Palace announced the happy news that Zara and her husband Mike Tindall were expecting their first baby together. It is thought that she is around three months pregnant. While the NHS advises women not to take part in 'inherently risky' sports while expecting, Zara, 32, competed at the Barbury International Horse Trials at the weekend. And her representative said she would take part in events for several weeks at least.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE "She will definitely be back in the

  • Sarah Ferguson welcomes Prince Andrew on Twitter

    Sarah, Duchess of York has congratulated her former husband Prince Andrew on joining Twitter, making him the first member of the British royal family to join the social media site. "@SarahTheDuchess @thedukeofyork congratulations on joining twitter so exciting lots to say great event with Novak Djokovic," she posted in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Sarah, 53, made reference to both the British royal and the tennis star in her tweet as she was attending a star-studded gala dinner in London, hosted by Novak Djokovic himself and his swimwear model girlfriend Jelena Ristic.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Although Sarah is following her

  • Queen's employee left fighting for his life after Sandringham Estate lake accident

    A man believed to be one of the Queen's employees was left fighting for his life on Monday night after he fell into a lake. The man, who is said to be in his 30s, was riding a sit-on lawnmower at the time in the grounds of the Sandringham Estate. Police officers rescued the man from the lake and attempted to resuscitate him until paramedics arrived. He is said to be in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries.   It has been reported that the Queen, who was at Sandringham at the time of the incident, is being kept aware of the details. Her

  • Prince Johan Friso transferred back to Holland but remains in state of 'minimal consciousness'

    Prince Johan Friso, the Dutch royal who has been in a coma since a skiing accident in February 2012, has been released from a London hospital and taken back to a palace in The Hague. The 44-year-old no longer requires hospital treatment even though he remains in a state of "minimal consciousness." The father-of-two was receiving treatment at The Wellington hospital after being caught in an avalanche in Austria. Queen Beatrix's second son was trapped under the snow for 15 minutes and his brain was starved of oxygen while rescuers tried to locate him off-piste.   The House of Orange's team of experts