• Duchess Kate looks picture perfect in green on visit to Canberra hilltop with Prince William

    Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, were the guests of honour at the National Arboretum in Canberra on Thursday morning. William and Kate were on the penultimate day of their three-week royal tour of Australia and neighbouring New Zealand when they paid a visit to the expansive forest area, just six kilometres out of the city centre. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY As they arrived at the arboretum perched high on the hills, all eyes were on the beautiful Kate. The Duchess, 32, looked picture perfect in an emerald green Catherine Walker coat dress — making

  • Prince William and Kate praise Australia at prime minister's reception

    As their royal visit to Australia was drawing to an end, Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton took the opportunity to praise their host country that had welcomed them so warmly over the past couple of weeks.  Arriving at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday afternoon, William and Kate attended a reception hosted by prime minister Tony Abbott in the Great Hall.   Duchess Kate, 32, turned heads in an emerald green Catherine Walker coat dress which she paired with her favourite L.K. Bennett nude sledge pumps. The mother-of-one, who had left baby Prince George at home in

  • Duchess Kate admires portrait of Princess Mary at National Portrait Gallery

    The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, was in her element as she paid a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra alongside her husband Prince William. There, the royal couple took a moment to admire a huge portrait of Princess Mary of Denmark, portrayed in a beautiful blue gown and sash across her shoulder.   brightcove.createExperiences(); William and Kate were visiting the museum as one of their final engagements on the couple's royal tour of Australia and neighbouring New Zealand, which will come to an end on Friday. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Duchess Kate looks at the art on offer In a

  • Prince William and Kate express sadness over death of Camilla's younger brother

    Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton have expressed their sadness over the death of Mark Shand, the Duchess of Cornwall's brother. William and Kate learnt of the news while they were on the penultimate day of their three-week royal visit to Australia and neighbouring New Zealand and released a statement via a spokesperson. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were saddened to learn this morning of the tragic death of Mark Shand," it read. "Their thoughts are with the Duchess of Cornwall and her family at this time."   Prince William and Kate on tour in Australia Camilla was said

  • Prince William and Duchess Kate grace Governor-General's reception

    Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, were the guests of honour at a special evening reception hosted by Australia's Governor-General on their penultimate day in the country. The royal couple, whose three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand finishes on Friday, arrived at Government House in Canberra at around 6.30 pm for the formal event, held in their honour. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO VIEW GALLERY Prince William and Duchess Kate Stylish Kate lived up to all expectations, and looked picture perfect in a white cocktail dress by American designer Lela Rose. Her husband looked understandably proud to be her escort

  • Prince Harry to host 10th birthday party for his charity Sentable

    Prince Harry is gearing up to host a fun-filled 10th birthday party for his charity Sentable. On Wednesday 7 May Harry and the charity's co-founder Prince Seeiso of Lesotho will welcome guests to the Sentebale Summer Party at The Dorchester, Park Lane, London. The evening will feature performances by You Had Me singer Joss Stone, The Bodyguard musical's leading woman Beverley Knight and entertainment from magician Troy.   Singer Joss has long been involved with Sentebale and spent the month of April visiting Lesotho to work with visually impaired children and help raise awareness for their cause. Prince Harry goes back to baking for

  • Queen Maxima's car breaks down after visit to Brussels as she prepares for King's Day

    As the Queen of The Netherlands, Maxima gets to travel the world a great deal. But it seems one journey didn't go quite to plan when the queen's car broke down due to an empty petrol tank. The Argentine-born royal was travelling between Antwerp and Brussels last week when she was left without petrol, according to the Dutch TV programme RTL Boulevard. The sartorial-savvy royal was on her way back to The Hague after visiting the Belgian capital to see one of her favourite designers, Edouard Vermeulen, of the fashion label Natan, whose designs she often opts to wear for public occasions.   Luckily

  • Princess Estelle kisses cousin Princess Leonore in adorable first photographs

    Princess Estelle and her baby cousin Princess Leonore have starred in their first adorable set of photographs together. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The pictures, released by the Swedish royal family, show two-year-old Estelle tenderly kissing Princess Madeleine's daughter on the head and holding on to her tiny foot. Both princesses are dressed in matching white dresses as they sit together surrounded by white sheets and pillows.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   Princess Leonore and Princess Estelle Shortly after the photos were released, proud mother Madeleine re-posted one of the charming images with the caption, "A cousin is a ready-made friend for life..." "Greetings

  • Mark Shand's nephew pays tribute to his 'hero'

    Mark Shand’s nephew Ben Elliot has paid tribute to his "hero". Posting on his Twitter feed, Ben who is a philanthropist and nephew to the Duchess of Cornwall and Mark, said: "RIP my hero and uncle Mark Shand. We loved him so much. What a life. Here he is with his great nephew, my son." He also thanked Mark for his conservation efforts for elephants around the world.   RIP my hero and uncle Mark Shand. We loved him so much. What a life. Here he is with his great nephew, my son. pic.twitter.com/WBMO8x1M9b — ben elliot (@benwelliot) April 24, 2014 "Mark did so much