• Swedish royal wedding: everything you need to know about the big day

    On Saturday 13 June, the world's royal fans will turn their attention to Sweden when Prince Carl Philip and his fiancée Sofia Hellqvist tie the knot. The couple will celebrate their union in what has been dubbed as the royal wedding of the year, five years after they first set eyes on each other. HELLO! Online will be covering the weekend of festivities and bring readers the latest news, the much-awaited photographs and the best moments from Carl Philip and Sofia's special day. While the ceremony is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the palace's royal chapel in Stockholm, a pre-wedding dinner

  • Prince Harry meets Lady Gaga at charity concert

    Prince Harry had the chance to mingle with pop royalty on Monday night, after being introduced to Lady Gaga at a charity concert. The Born This Way singer was performing at an event for WellChild, the organisation of which Harry is a patron. The pair looked to be having a grand time together and were pictured chatting and sharing a joke at the evening event. Lady Gaga, who shared the stage with Tony Bennett, toned down her usual wacky style for the royal encounter, opting to wear a shimmering sequin maxi dress. She however couldn't resist adding a quirky touch to

  • Sophie Wessex meets nurse cured of Ebola

    The Countess of Wessex has paid tribute to a nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone. Corporal Anna Cross made a full recovery after receiving an experimental new treatment. On Monday, the courageous medical worker was Sophie's guest at a reception in Buckingham Palace. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Sophie Wessex meets nurse Anna Cross Cpl Cross was among personnel from Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, which is the Army's nursing branch, and Royal Free Hospital to enjoy royal hospitality. Joined by her mother Mevelyn, 25-year-old Anna looked thrilled to be receiving VIP treatment. In March, she became the

  • Royal wedding dresses: the most iconic gowns

    With the wedding of Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancée Sofia Hellqvist fast approaching – and having just entered wedding season – HELLO! Online takes a look back at the most iconic gowns royal brides have worn in the past few decades. The dress that the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, wore at her nuptials to Prince William in 2011 remains a firm favourite among women who are looking for bridal inspiration. Kate expressed her desire to combine modernity with tradition in her gown, which was designed by English legend Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The result was

  • Queen shakes hands with polite young boy who removes his top hat for royal meeting

    A video has been shared on Facebook showing an adorable little boy removing his top hat to shake hands with the Queen. The clip, which was filmed at Epsom Derby, shows the young child confidently approaching the monarch, before taking off his top hat and holding out his hand. Clearly amused, the Queen reaches out and responds with a handshake as onlookers smile in admiration. The little boy then briefly turns to the camera with a cheeky grin. The video was uploaded to social media by Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, who posted it with

  • Queen Máxima and Queen Letizia attend memorial service for Prince Kardam

    Queen Letizia of Spain and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands were reunited on Monday for a bittersweet affair – the memorial service of Prince Kardam to celebrate his life. The late Bulgarian royal, who was the eldest son of Tsar Simeon II and Doña Margarita, passed away at the age of 52 in April. The moving ceremony was held in Madrid, where Kardam was born and lived with his wife and two sons. The Bulgarian and Spanish royal families have always maintained a good relationship, so it comes as no surprise that King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attended the service. CLICK

  • Prince Harry will miss Princess Charlotte's christening

    Prince Harry missed the birth of Princess Charlotte on 2 May, and now HELLO! has learned that he will also miss the christening of his beloved niece as it coincides with his scheduled visit to Africa. The 30-year-old is set to visit the continent for three months over the summer to pursue conservation work. As part of his trip Harry will add his support to the ongoing battle against the illegal trade of animal parts by working with charity Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Prince Harry will miss Princess Charlotte's christening Harry has been widely tipped as

  • Prince Charles shows off his skateboarding skills in rare video from 1977

    Prince Charles is known for his love of sports, and now a rare video of a younger Charles shows the future King skateboarding with London youths. Filmed in 1977, the video shows the heir meeting the youngsters and leaders of Inter-Action UK, before gamely taking a turn on the board himself. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO "It seems a wonderful idea to have the go-karting and skateboarding and all these sports in an inner city area," says Charles as he watches the skateboarders show off their skills around him, before laughing: "You have to be jolly careful where you stand." CLICK ON PICTURES

  • Princess Madeleine of Sweden shares wedding photo on two-year anniversary

    June is shaping up to be an especially exciting month for Princess Madeleine of Sweden. The heavily pregnant royal is due to welcome her second baby with husband Chris O'Neill any day now, and on Monday the couple also celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary. Taking to Facebook to mark the special occasion, Madeleine posted a sweet throwback photo of herself and Chris gazing into each other's eyes. "Today we celebrate 2 wonderful years as a married couple and we are excited for what the future will bring us!" Madeleine, who already has one daughter Princess Leonore, fittingly captioned the snap. (function(d,

  • Prince Harry meets Lady Gaga at charity concert

    Prince Harry had the chance to mingle with pop royalty on Monday night, after being introduced to Lady Gaga at a charity concert. Flamboyant "Born This Way"singer Gaga was performing at an event for WellChild, the organization of which Harry is a patron. The pair looked to be having a grand time together and were pictured chatting and sharing a joke at the evening event. Lady Gaga, who shared the stage with Tony Bennett, toned down her usual wacky style for the royal encounter, opting to wear a shimmering sequin maxi dress. She couldn't resist adding a quirky touch to

  • Queen Elizabeth shakes hands with polite young boy in top hat

    Kids today really do have manners! Demonstrating as much is an adorable tot caught on video removing his top hat to shake hands with Queen Elizabeth. The clip, which was filmed at the Epsom Derby and was shared on social media, shows the polite youngster confidently approaching the monarch, before taking off his top hat and holding out his tiny hand. Clearly amused, the Queen reaches out and responds with a handshake as onlookers smile in admiration. The little boy then briefly turns to the camera with a cheeky grin. The video was uploaded to Instagram by Crown Prince of

  • Watch Prince Charles' skateboarding skills in rare video from 1977

    Ever since he was young, Prince Charles has always been quite active and loved his sports. In a rare video from 1977, the future King can be seen skateboarding with London youths after meeting the youngsters and leaders of Inter-Action UK, before gamely taking a turn on the board himself. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO "It seems a wonderful idea to have the go-karting and skateboarding and all these sports in an inner city area," says Charles as he watches the skateboarders show off their skills around him, before laughing: "You have to be jolly careful where you stand." CLICK ON PICTURES FOR