• Prince George stars in new stamp to honour the Queen's 90th birthday

    Prince George is the star of a new commemorative stamp released by Royal Mail to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. The two-year-old holds hands with his father Prince William in the family portrait, which also features the Queen and Prince Charles to showcase four generations of the House of Windsor. The image was taken in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in summer 2015 by photographer Ranald Mackenhie. It sees the senior royals all dressed in co-ordinating tones of blue and white, with George wearing the same long-sleeved white shirt and blue shorts he wore in the first official

  • Prince William 'looked up to the Queen' after death of Diana

    Prince William has spoken about the important role that the Queen played in his life in the years following the death of his mother. William was just 15 when Princess Diana was tragically killed, and it's an aspect of his life he rarely talks about – but in a new interview, he said his grandmother had been a "strong female influence" to him, especially during his teenage years. Speaking to Sky News ahead of Her Majesty's 90th birthday, William said: "Having lost my mother at a very young age, it has been particularly important for me that I had somebody

  • Prince William on his 'normal family': 'I hope George loves me the same way any son does'

    Prince William has opened up about one of his most important roles – fatherhood. The dad-of-two was giving an interview with the BBC's Nick Witchell when he spoke about his "normal family" and the relationship he has with his son Prince George. When asked whether his child is starting to realise he isn't part of a normal family, William replied: "Well, as far as we're concerned, within our family unit we are a normal family. "I love my children the same way any father does and I hope George loves me the same way any son does to his father, so

  • New dad Prince Carl Philip reaching new heights with successful design business

    Even without his title Prince Carl Philip of Sweden would attract plenty of attention. Dynamic, self-assured and bursting with energy, the royal has seen the design business that he started in 2012 under the professional name Carl Philip Bernadotte go from strength to strength. In fact, life couldn't be any sweeter for the son of King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, who at 36, has also just celebrated the arrival of his first child with wife Princess Sofia, 31, on 19 April. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Prince Carl Philip has just welcomed his first son with wife Princess Sofia Becoming a father has

  • Why the Queen is an ever-modern monarch

    The Queen was born in the first quarter of the last century, has been on the throne for six decades, is a great-grandmother and now, she is 90 years old. Yet, looking at the spring in her step and the light in her eye, one could just as well say that she's 90 years young. Possessing the secret of staying youthful in spirit, and keeping in sync with the times, Queen Elizabeth is an eternally modern monarch. Since she ascended the throne in 1952, the world has changed in countless ways. Society, politics, technology, the very environment we live in

  • GALLERY: Who's who in the Queen's trusted team?

  • The Queen starts birthday celebrations early in Windsor

    The Queen was greeted by cheering crowds as she headed out for a morning of engagements in Windsor on Wednesday – the day before her 90th birthday. Her Majesty was accompanied by Prince Philip on a visit to the Royal Mail Windsor delivery office, where the Royal Mail choir sang Happy Birthday to their guest of honour. Looking cheerful in a fuchsia pink coat and hat with a floral bow, the Monarch waved to the well-wishers who had gathered outside ahead of her arrival. The royal couple were taken on a tour of the delivery office, where they chatted with

  • Royal superfan Terry Hutt wishes the Queen a happy 90th birthday

    Royal fans were out in full force on Wednesday to wish the Queen an early happy birthday on the eve of her turning 90. Leading the pack was Her Majesty's number one fan Terry Hutt, who is a fervent supporter of the British royals and never fails to appear at the family's milestone events. Proudly wearing his Union Jack suit, hat and tie and waving HELLO! flags, Terry was ready and waiting outside Windsor Castle to congratulate the Queen. The superfan, who was last spotted at Princess Charlotte's christening in July 2015, supported himself with a Union Jack walking cane. He

  • First picture released of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia's baby boy

    Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia have left hospital with their newborn baby boy. The couple welcomed their son in the evening of Tuesday 19 April and are now back at home at Drottningholm Palace. The Swedish royal palace released a photo of the new parents and their little Prince, while also stating that the trio are "doing well" and that Sofia and Carl Philip are "looking forward" to bonding with their child. The baby boy, whose name is yet to be announced, was pictured sweetly sleeping in his car seat. He was born at 6:25pm at

  • Queen Elizabeth still horseback rides at 89: see the pics

    Queen Elizabeth II has been on the British throne for 62 years, but throughout her reign she has always found time for her hobbies. On Monday, the day before the anniversary of her coronation, the royal was pictured enjoying one of her favorite pastimes since childhood: horseback riding. Sporting her usual mac and jodphurs, the Queen looked in her element as she took some time to do what she loves best. The 89-year-old royal covered her hair in a silk scarf – the go-to accessory she wears when she is off duty. CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR PICTURES The Queen, who

  • Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia release first picture of baby boy

    A day after welcoming their first child Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his wife Princess Sofia, 31, have released the first picture of their newborn son. The couple, who welcomed the little boy in the evening of April 19, have now left the hospital and have returned to their home at Drottningholm Palace. The Swedish royal palace released a photo of the new parents and their little prince, while also stating that the trio are "doing well" and that Sofia and Carl Philip are "looking forward" to bonding with their child. The baby boy, whose name is yet to be

  • Queen Margrethe of Denmark's husband changes his title

    It has been announced that Prince Henrik of Denmark's title will be changing. Queen Margrethe's husband, who is currently known as Prince Consort Henrik, is to have his titled simplified to Prince Henrik.The Royal House of Denmark made the official announcement about the title change on August 15 and explained that the recently 'retired' 81-year-old made the decision himself.CLICK TO VIEW GALLERYPrince Consort Henrik's title will be simplified Photo: Getty Images“It was his Royal Highness's own decision to change his title to the less formal Prince Henrik. Prince Henrik believes it is better suited to his current situation after retirement,” said the Royal House communications director to