• Queen Letizia of Spain's grandfather passes away aged 98

    Queen Letizia of Spain is mourning the death of her grandfather Francisco Rocasolano, who has passed away at the age of 98. The queen's granddad was admitted to hospital in Salamanca, about an hour's drive away from Madrid, on Saturday night after reportedly suffering from heart problems. Following the death of her grandfather, Letizia pulled out of an official engagement that was scheduled for Tuesday morning. She was due to attend the National Fashion Awards at the Museo del Traje in Madrid but on Monday night the royal palace released a statement confirming her absence. Letizia was set to attend with

  • Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's 1947 wedding day: new video

    New footage from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's 1947 wedding has been released. The 18-minute clip obtained by the Associated Press and British Movietone, features historic moments from the big day, including when the then newlyweds greeted crowds from the balcony. The couple married on November 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey (the same venue where Prince William and Kate Middleton wed in 2011) after knowing each other for years and keeping in touch with by exchanging love letters. CLICK PHOTO TO RELIVE THEIR SPECIAL DAY Photo: Getty Images The black-and-white video shows the Queen, who was then Princess Elizabeth, wearing her beautiful soft