• HELLO! royal tour diary: day two in Lesotho

    Our day started early on Thursday at the Mamohato Centre in Thaba Bosiu, where local children were already enjoying the football pitch and a huge wooden climbing frame as they waited for their royal visitor. Some of the British and international media took the chance to have a kickabout with the youngsters and ended up being put through their paces by the children. Under a blazing sun, others excitedly practiced their singing and dancing while we took shelter under a canopy. Hat love, Lesotho-style. pic.twitter.com/UjmfjYJ0ss — Emily Nash (@emynash) November 26, 2015 A group of local farmers wearing the distinctive traditional mokorotlo hats appeared

  • The Queen praises Prince Philip and their son Prince Charles in Malta

    The Queen took the opportunity to thank her husband Prince Philip and their son Prince Charles as she opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta on Friday. The monarch praised her husband the Duke of Edinburgh for his "boundless energy and commitment" throughout her time as Head of the Commonwealth, telling the audience she was "indebted" to him. In what could be her last speech to the leaders of the Commonwealth, the Queen said: "For more than six decades of being Head of the Commonwealth, a responsibility I have cherished, I have had the fortune of the

  • How mum-to-be Princess Sofia is preparing for her first baby

    Following the news that Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Princess Sofia are expecting their first baby, there's no doubt that the royal couple have received plenty of parenting advice from their family and friends who already have children. Carl Philip's younger sister Princess Madeleine has two children under two, while the future queen of Sweden Crown Princess Victoria is pregnant with her second baby. But it sounds like Sofia and Carl Philip have their own strategy. CLICK TO VIEW FULL GALLERY Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are keeping their baby's gender a surprise "I'm taking advice calmly and as it comes," said

  • King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden: ‘Bathtubs should be banned’

    Bath time may be a thing of the past if King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has his way. The 69-year-old monarch has called for a ban on bathtubs to help save water. In an interview with Sweden's SvenskaDagbladet newspaper, the royal said, "All bathtubs should be banned. Imagine!" The idea had come to the king during his morning routine when he was forced to take a bath because the room he was staying in lacked a shower. “It took a lot of fresh water and energy,” he said. “It struck me so clearly: it’s not wise that I have to do this. I really

  • Pregnant Princess Sofia and Princess Madeleine of Sweden focus on world's children

    Princess Madeleine of Sweden made a return to the public eye on Thursday, five months after welcoming her second baby Prince Nicolas in June. The dedicated royal attended the Global Child Forum in Stockholm alongside her pregnant sister-in-law Princess Sofia who made an impassioned speech at the event.Madeleine had flown in from London, where she is currently based with her husband Chris O'Neill and their two children, to support the cause that is close to her heart.The annual forum aims to create a better future for children and is held at the royal palace and was set up

  • Prince Harry delivers moving speech at children's center in Lesotho

    Prince Harry tugged at our heartstrings on Thursday as he delivered a moving speech at the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Center. The Prince said that he was able to process his own grief, after losing his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, when he first visited Lesotho in 2004. Meeting children whose "lives had been shattered" by extreme proverty, illness and loss put his own feelings into perspective, he said. "Although our situations couldn't have been more different, I felt an overwhelming connection to many of the children I met," Harry said. "They were far younger than me, and of

  • Prince Harry's special reunion with friend Mutsu in Lesotho

    Prince Harry was overjoyed to be reunited with his long time friend Metsu Potsane in Lesotho on Thursday. The 31-year-old originally met the teenager during his first trip to the region in 2004 and the two quickly formed a strong friendship. After many years apart, the pair caught up with each other at the opening of the new Mahamato's Children's Center.Mutsu was just 4 years old in 2004 when the prince first spent time at the Mants'ase Children's Home for orphans near Mohale's Hoek, outside of Maseru, Lesotho. They developed a bond and have remained in touch ever since,

  • Day two of Prince Harry's royal tour in Lesotho

    HELLO!'s royal correspondent Emily Nash was at the center of the action during the second day of Prince Harry's royal tour in Lesotho. Find out all about it here... Our day started early on Thursday at the Mamohato Centre in Thaba Bosiu, where local children were already enjoying the football pitch and a huge wooden climbing frame as they waited for their royal visitor. Some of the British and international media took the chance to have a kickabout with the youngsters and ended up being put through their paces by the children. Under a blazing sun, others excitedly practiced their singing and