• Why Charles and Camilla will make fun grandparents

    You only have to think back to the royal wedding and Prince Charles tenderly lifting up his wife's granddaughter on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, to know what a loving grandfather he will be to Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby. When the pregnancy was announced, the future King said he was "thrilled", adding: "It's a very nice thought to become a grandfather in my old age."   CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE FULL GALLERY Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall with her granddaughter Eliza Lopes Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall said she couldn't "wait to spoil" the new royal baby. Camilla has had

  • Prince Charles has Cara Delevingne in fits of laughter as he hosts star-studded Elephant Family reception

    They might be an unlikely pair, but Prince Charles and Cara Delevingne got on famously as they chatted in the grounds of Clarence House. The 20-year-old model clearly found Charles to be a hilarious host, and laughed heartily as she spent time with the amiable royal. Cara was among the guests at a ball thrown by Charles and his wife Camilla in support of the conservation charity The Elephant Family on Tuesday evening.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Extending her hand for Charles to take, Cara apologised that he could see her new inkings — a lion on her finger and

  • Prince William sparks questions over Kate Middleton's due date

    Prince William has committed to play in a charity polo match on Sunday, casting doubts about Kate Middleton's due date. It had been widely reported that the pregnant Duchess was due to give birth on 13 July, but William's polo plans suggests this may not be the case. Prince William, a keen polo player, is expected to travel 100 miles away to Gloucestershire to take part in the Jerudong Trophy match, according to reports by MailOnline. It is unlikely, however, he would make such a trip if his wife was due to give birth.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY The father-to-be will

  • Majority think royal baby will be a brown-haired Princess called Alexandra

    The majority of the public think that Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby will be a brown-haired Princess called Alexandra. An infographic by Coral also showed that people think the royal baby will be born in the morning and will weigh 7lb. The current estimated amount that has been bet on the future King or Queen already stands at £1m.     A separate survey of 2000 adults revealed other popular names for the little one, who is due in the next few days. Diana is still an overwhelming popular name with nearly 20% of people preferring to honour Diana, Princess of Wales with the new arrival's name. The

  • Prince William's cousin says Kate and William will make 'great parents'

    Prince William's cousin, Peter Phillips, has opened up about the British royal family's excitement to welcome the royal baby, and has said Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate Middleton will make "great parents". "First and foremost, everyone is ecstatic for both," said Peter, speaking to royal correspondent Max Foster in an interview on CNN. "They will make great parents and it’s great to be able to welcome another child into the family, if not from a selfish perspective for my two girls to be able to grow up with a playmate."     The Duchess of Cambridge has spent time with Peter's daughters

  • Former King of Greece released from hospital following treatment for bladder infection

    The former King of Greece, Constantine II, has been released from hospital after being treated for a bladder infection at the beginning of the week. He was admitted to the Bioclinic in Athens after being taken ill while on the family's annual summer holiday in Porto Cheli in the Peloponnese. "A follow-up check might be required at a later date," the Greek royal family's website read. "His Majesty would like to thank Dr Pantazis Kyriazis and the nursing staff at Biokliniki Clinic for their attendance and care."       In May 2009, King Constantine had surgery to unblock an artery and replace one of his

  • Nelson Mandela responding to treatment but remains in stable but critical condition

    Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but remains in a critical but stable condition. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma visited the 94-year-old in hospital on Wednesday evening and was given the update by doctors. "We are encouraged that Madiba (Mandela) is responding to treatment and urge the public to continue providing support and showering him with love which gives him and the family strength," said President Zuma.     His eldest daughter Makaziwe Mandela and granddaughter Tukwini Mandela also paid him a visit at the Mediclinic Heart Hospital. The statesman was admitted to the hospital on 8 June with a lung infection. Meanwhile, well-wishers from far and wide