• Queen Sofía of Spain comforts Bulgarian royals following death of Prince Kardam

    Queen Sofía of Spain was one of the first to pay her respects to the Bulgarian royal family, who are mourning the loss of their Prince Kardam. The late prince passed away on Tuesday in Madrid, having died of a lung infection in hospital. Sofía, who maintains a strong relationship with the Bulgarian royals, was pictured visiting the city's San Isidro funeral parlour at roughly 10:30pm, just a few hours after she was told that Kardam had passed away. The former queen of Spain had been spending the Easter break in Mallorca, but rushed to be with the family on Tuesday

  • Prince Charles and Camilla: 10 years on

    Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary on Thursday. A decade on from their private wedding ceremony at Windsor's Guildhall, Camilla has become an incredible asset to the monarchy with an effortless charm and warm nature that has seen her become increasingly popular with the British public. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall married at Windsor's Guildhall Despite her previous vow never to touch royal duties "with a bargepole", Camilla has taken to her newfound responsibilities with ease. Now she joins her husband to carry out almost 300 official engagements each year and has been

  • Sarah Ferguson forgives late mother Susan in touching letter

    Sarah, Duchess of York has written an extremely heartfelt letter to her late mother Susan Barrantes, who died in a car accident in 1998. Susan was living in Argentina with her second husband Hector Barrantes when she was killed in a car crash driving from her polo farm. She had left Sarah to be raised by her father back in Hampshire, England at the age of eight, and in a new extract, the Duchess has written that she forgives her mum and wishes she was still alive today. "It has been 17 years since you departed on your last drive from

  • Prince Andrew sex allegations thrown out by US judge

    A judge has ruled that sex allegations made against Prince Andrew be struck from the record of a civil case in the US. District Judge Kenneth Mara decided that Virginia Roberts could not join a lawsuit against the Duke of York's former friend, Jeffrey Epstein, making her claims against Andrew "unnecessary" in determining its outcome. "The factual details regarding with whom and where the James Does engaged in sexual activities are immaterial and impertinent to this central claim," the Florida judge stated. "These unnecessary details shall be stricken." A judge has ruled that allegations against Prince Andrew be thrown out BBC correspondent

  • Kate to give birth to royal baby on reported due date, say bookies

    The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has previously revealed that she is due to give birth in mid-to-late April, but other sources have been more exact, stating that she and Prince William will welcome their little bundle of joy on Saturday 25 April. Bookies have received a flurry of bets from gamblers believing that the royal will in fact give birth on this reported date. When she had Prince George in 2013, the Duchess was a couple of weeks late with her first-born, but this time round members of the public have more faith. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Punters are

  • Kate to extend maternity leave to enjoy time with Prince George and the new baby

    With the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton's, due date only weeks away, thoughts are clearly now turning to life after pregnancy. After welcoming Prince George in 2013, Kate returned to public life after less than a month, but it looks like second time around will see Kate take a different approach. "She felt she came back too soon last time," a royal source told People magazine. "She wants to have that [family] and enjoy it with George and the new baby." Prince William, Duchess Kate, and Prince George Following the birth of little Prince George, now 21-months-old, in July 2013, Kate

  • Danish royals begin celebratations for Queen Margrethe's 75th birthday

    It was a day of celebration for Denmark on Wednesday, as the royal family began festivities for the 75th birthday of Queen Margrethe. Crown Princess Mary arrived with her husband, Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark, at Aarhus City Hall, before later being joined by Princess Marie and her husband Prince Joachim. But it was the Queen who arrived in style, arriving with Prince Consort Henrik at the town hall following a parade through the streets of Aarhus, in a carriage pulled by horses from the army’s Gardehusarregimentets Hesteskorte. CLICK ON PICTURES FOR FULL GALLERY Queen Margrethe is driven through the adoring crowds The

  • A prince for Will and Kate? 'James' takes the lead for royal baby name

    With Prince William and the Kate Middleton expecting their second child in April, speculation is mounting about what they will call the baby. A number of names have been suggested in recent weeks, but according to Cormac Dowling, a novelties and politics trader for Betfair, bookmakers have seen a fresh wave of bets believing that their second baby will be called James. Prince William and Kate are expecting their second child in April Photo: Getty Images “James has really thrown a spanner in the royal baby betting works," he revealed. "Over 70 percent of the bets placed have been on

  • Judge strikes 'lurid' and 'unnecessary' Prince Andrew sex claims from lawsuit

    Prince Andrew got some good news on the legal front Tuesday when a Florida judge ruled that that underage sex allegations against the royal had no relevance in an ongoing lawsuit."At this juncture in the proceedings, these lurid details are unnecessary. These unnecessary details shall be stricken," a Florida judge ruled as part of a civil lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted pedophile, sex offender and former pal of Andrew's. The 55-year-old prince was named in court papers by Virginia Roberts, now in her 30s, who alleged that the financier forced her to have sex with men including the Duke of York

  • After six years in a coma, Bulgarian Prince Kardam dies at 52

    Kardam, Prince of Turnovo has passed away at the age of 52, his family has confirmed. The royal took his final breaths on Tuesday, having suffered a car accident several years ago and never fully recovered. The prince's father Simeon Borisov Saxe-Coburg-Gotha – the former Tsar of Bulgaria and prime minister – announced the tragic news on his website. "His death was the result of a pulmonary infection, which was related to the paralysis he suffered for several years following a car accident in 2008 that he never recovered from," the statement read. Miriam of Ungría and López was at her