• Princess Mary and children step out for Queen Margrethe's birthday concert

    Crown Princess Mary led the Danish royals as they rounded off a day of birthday celebrations for Queen Margrethe II on Wednesday. Joined by the monarch herself, consort Prince Henrik, Prince Frederik, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, Tasmania-born Mary attended a glamorous concert in the coastal city of Aarhus. The elegant 43-year-old sported a stunning midnight blue velvet gown and carried a matching clutch bag, accessorising her outfit with a pair of dazzling earrings and a statement necklace. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Princess Mary and Prince Frederik attended the concert with Princess Isabella and Prince Christian While the festivities were in

  • Royal baby's birth: babies born on the same day to be given special silver coin

    Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are preparing to welcome their second baby later this month and royal fans around the world are waiting in anticipation. The arrival of other babies born on the same day as the little Prince or Princess, however, won't go amiss. The Royal Mint has announced that it will be giving out special coins to 2,015 babies who share the same birthday as the fourth-in-line to the throne. The coin will be a lucky silver penny, which will be minted with the current effigy of Her Majesty the Queen and struck with

  • Prince Charles and Camilla blissfully happy in new photo to mark ten years together

    An intimate photograph that captures Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall's devotion to each other has been released in celebration of their tenth wedding anniversary. The informal image was taken as the royal couple enjoyed a peaceful stroll together in the grounds of their Scottish country home. It shows Charles, 66, and Camilla wrapped up against the cold as they take in the view at Birkhall, which is located on the Queen's Balmoral estate. The Prince is seen looking lovingly at his wife, who is stood smiling by his side. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Prince Charles and the Duchess of

  • Queen Victoria's children's story to be published for first time

    A short story written by Queen Victoria is to be published for the first time, more than 100 years after her death. The late monarch was only ten years old when she penned The Adventures of Alice Laselles, which tells the tale of a young heroine Alice. Victoria, who was always a diligent writer and regularly kept diaries from the age of 13, wrote the piece as part of an English composition exercise with her governess, Baroness Louise Lehzen. The royal's vivid imagination is clearly reflected in the plot, as she based the book around protagonist Alice – a "lovely girl

  • William and Kate 'hugely grateful' for public support ahead of second royal birth

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have said they have been "touched" by the public's reaction ahead of the birth of their second child. In a statement released as they await the arrival of their new baby, Prince William and Duchess Kate said they were "hugely grateful for the warm wishes they have received from people throughout the UK and indeed around the world over the last few months". It continued: "They know that people are excited Prince George will soon have a little brother or sister and it means a great deal to them that so many will be

  • Prince William may have a two-hour dash to be at Kate's side at birth due to Air Ambulance training

    As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, prepare to welcome their second child, royal aides have confirmed that Prince William may have a two-hour dash to be at Kate's side when she goes into labour. The second-in-line to the throne will be in the middle of his training with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, and will be covering three different areas, Gloucestershire, Norwich and Cambridge. Prince William has begun his training at Bond Air Services A source added: "[William] is at work now. He is working across three different locations. He will never be more than a couple

  • Kate's royal birth: how the day will unfold

    The final preparations are being made for when the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, goes into labour and gives birth to her second baby with Prince William – but what exactly will happen on the day itself? Some of the many questions royal watchers had about what to expect have now been answered. When Kate welcomed Prince George in 2013, Kensington Palace announced the birth and the name of the baby swiftly and following a straightforward process. This time around, William and Kate will roughly follow the same protocol, royal aides revealed on Thursday at a press briefing. The pregnant

  • Royal baby's birth: babies born on the same day to be given special silver coin

    Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are preparing to welcome their second baby later this month and royal fans around the world are waiting in anticipation. The arrival of other babies born on the same day as the little Prince or Princess, however, won't go amiss. The Royal Mint has announced that it will be giving out special coins to 2,015 babies who share the same birthday as the fourth-in-line to the throne. The coin will be a lucky silver penny, which will be minted with the current effigy of Her Majesty the Queen and struck with

  • Kate Middleton will take longer maternity leave for baby no. 2

    With 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 for the second time around Kate will 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 Photo: Getty Images Following the birth of little Prince George, now 21-months-old, Kate made her first appearance

  • Prince Charles and Camilla spending 10th anniversary at Birkhall

    Happy 10th anniversary to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. In an intimate photograph that captures their devotion to each other has been released in celebration of the special day. The informal image was taken as the royal couple enjoyed a peaceful stroll together on the grounds of their Scottish country home.It shows Charles, 66, and Camilla, 67, bundled up against the cold as they took in the view at Birkhall, which is located on the Queen's Balmoral estate. The Prince is seen looking lovingly at his wife, who is also smiling by his side.Prince Charles and the

  • Josh Groban performs for Queen Margrethe of Denmark's 75th birthday

    The Danish royals certainly had a good cause for celebration on Wednesday. As Queen Margrethe II approaches her 75th birthday on April 16, the royal family started the party early. First the Queen and Prince Consort Henrik arrived to Aarhus City Hall along with Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and his wife Princess Marie, they then rode in a parade through the streets of Aarhus in a carriage pulled by horses. Photos: © Rex Later Wednesday evening, the festivities continued with a glamorous concert in the coastal city. Josh Groban made his way to Denmark to grace Queen Margrethe with his mesmerizing voice. After his