• Pregnant Duchess Kate will attend St Patrick's Day parade as one of last engagements before birth

    In one of her final engagements before taking maternity leave, the Duchess of Cambridge will view a St Patrick's Day parade at at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, home to 1st Battalion Irish Guards. On 17 March, the expectant Duchess, née Kate Middleton, will accompany her husband Prince William, who is attending in his capacity as the colonel of the regiment. As she has done in the last few years, Kate will hand out shamrocks to the guardsmen – in a tradition started in 1901 by Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Kate

  • The Queen pretty in peach as she christens cruise ship Britannia

    A day after calling members of the Commonwealth "guardians of a precious flame", the Queen arrived in Southampton to officially name the latest P&O cruise ship, which will continue to help improve Commonwealth relations as it sails passengers around Europe, including France, Italy, and Spain. The 88-year-old Queen christened the ship Brittania with a bottle of British Wiston Estate Brut NV champagne which was smashed against the hull, before red, white, and blue confetti rained down on the guests. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The Queen arrived in Southampton, the ship's home port, on Tuesday

  • Prince Edward celebrates 51st birthday: 10 facts about the royal

    Prince Edward turns 51 on Tuesday 10 March. The Earl of Wessex will be celebrating another successful year, which also saw his wife the Countess of Wessex mark her 50th birthday earlier in January. To honour the popular Prince's birthday, take a look at these ten facts you may not have known about the Queen's youngest child. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Prince Edward carried out 426 royal duties in support of his mother the Queen last year 1. Edward was born on 10 March 1964 at Buckingham Palace, as the third son and youngest child of

  • Zara Tindall brings royal glamour to first day of Cheltenham Festival

    Zara Tindall brought a touch of royal style to the Cheltenham Festival as she attended the first day of the horse-racing event. The Queen's granddaughter, who is a regular guest at the annual highbrow affair, was spotted making her entrance on Tuesday afternoon. Dressed to impress, Zara turned up in a dark custom-made navy coat by Paul Costello, which featured large buttons and a funnel neck. She paired it with a snakeskin clutch made by the same designer. The accomplished equestrian completed her immaculate look with a hat created especially for her by British milliner Rosie Olivia. CLICK ON

  • Pregnant Kate Middleton to attend St. Patrick's Day parade

    Just weeks before she is due to give birth, Kate Middleton will attend the St. Patrick's Day parade at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, home to 1st Battalion Irish Guards on March 17. The pregnant royal will be joined by her husband Prince William, who is attending in his capacity as the colonel of the regiment. Kate will stick to a tradition started in 1901 by Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII, and hand out shamrocks to guardsmen. Kate wore emerald green at last year's St. Patrick's Day event Photo: Getty Images Will and Kate at last year's festivities Photo: Getty Images The longest serving guardsmen will then