• Norwegian royals get in the festive spirit with Christmas photoshoot

    The Norwegian royal family got into the spirit of Christmas this week as they got together for their annual Christmas photoshoot. King Harald of Norway and his wife Queen Sonja were joined by their son Crown Prince Haakon, his wife Mette-Marit and their three children Marius Borg Hoiby, Ingrid Alexandra and Sverre Magnus, in keeping with tradition to snap the family's Christmas card. Mette-Marit, 41, and the 77-year-old queen take seats for the photograph while the gentleman and children stand behind them. The royal ladies, both in traditional Norwegian dress, can be seen sharing a joke and beaming at each

  • Prince Harry shares personal photos from trip to Lesotho

    Prince Harry has released several personal photos from his charity trip to Lesotho, which the royal undertook earlier this month. While the world's media were focused on his older brother Prince William's trip to New York with the Duchess of Cambridge, Harry was making a private visit to the African nation from 5 to 10 December. As co-founder of his charity Sentebale, which means "Forget Me Not" in Sesotho, Harry was visiting to view the construction of the new Mamohato Children's Centre. The facility will support local children living with HIV, by providing them with healthcare and education. Meeting

  • Thailand's Prince Vajiralongkorn and Princess Srirasmi to divorce

    Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn is set to divorce his wife Princess Srirasmi Akrapongpreecha. HELLO!'s sister publication HOLA! has confirmed that the couple have finalised their separation with the consent of the country's monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej. "The king has granted permission to announce that Princess Srirasmi, the wife of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, has informed in a written document that she has resigned from her royal status," the palace said in a statement. Prince Vajiralongkorn and Princess Srirasmi Akrapongpreecha have been married since 2001 The split comes after news emerged that the princess's family were involved in a corruption case which has

  • Spanish Royals release Christmas card featuring coronation images

    The Spanish royal family have released their first Christmas card since King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia took the Spanish throne earlier in 2014. The card features two images from the coronation, one of Felipe and Letizia with their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia, and one of Felipe and Letizia waving to the adoring crowds. The card has a message in Spanish and English: "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015", as well as a personalised message from the Spanish royal family, which reads: "That the excitement, the hope, and the goodwill of Christmas remain beyond

  • Cheerful Queen is in the Christmas spirit as she arrives in Norfolk for holidays

    With a warm smile, the Queen walked along the platform at King's Lynn railway station on Thursday as she arrived for the start of her Christmas holidays. To the delight of her fellow passengers, the 88-year-old monarch had boarded the 10.45am train from London's King's Cross for the 1 hour 40 minute journey to Norfolk. Officials had reserved the first class compartment of the train for the 100 mile trip. There was a buzz of excitement at King's Lynn station ahead of the arrival of the Queen, who was wearing a flecked green coat and a patterned headscarf and