• The Queen and Prince Philip star in new birthday portrait

    In celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday, a new portrait has been released of Her Majesty. The monarch is joined by the love of her life and her steady rock, Prince Philip. The striking image was taken at the couple's home, Windsor Castle, shortly after Easter.   It was shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and is the final portrait in the series of official pictures to mark the Queen's milestone. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY The Queen and Prince Philip posed for Annie Leibovitz Her Majesty is wearing the same outfit that she wore for her other portraits, where she posed with her family including

  • See Twitter's fun new royal emoji to celebrate the Queen's birthday

    Twitter is celebrating the Queen's birthday this weekend by creating a crown emoji for fans to use when wishing Her Majesty many happy returns. The purple and silver crown emoji will appear when fans tweet using the hashtags "#Queenat90" or "#happybirthdayyourmajesty." To mark her 90th birthday, a small '90' is also visible on the royal emoji. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY The royal emoji has been made specially for the Queen's birthday Twitter's UK managing director Dara Nasr opened up about the special emoji, revealing that the emoji was created to reflect fan's "love and admiration" for the monarch. He said: "With the Monarch celebrating such a milestone

  • Sophie Wessex goes for glam at Diamonds are Forever gala

    In keeping with the theme of the night – Diamonds are Forever – the Countess of Wessex made a glittering and very radiant appearance on Thursday evening. She was attending the gala dinner with her husband Prince Edward and her father-in-law Prince Philip at Stoke Park. While the night was held to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Sophie, 51, managed to share the spotlight with Prince Philip, the founder of the scheme. The Countess, who is Chair of Women in Business, dazzled in a blue-grey off-the-shoulder gown accessorised and silver clutch bag. She wore her

  • Princess Madeleine stars in new portrait released to mark her 34th birthday

    Happy birthday Princess Madeleine! The Princess turns 34 on Friday, and to celebrate the Swedish Royal Palace has released a new official portrait of the sixth in line to the throne. The beautiful image was taken at the christening of Madeleine's nephew Prince Oscar in May. Madeleine looked stunning in a dusky peach dress, with her hair tied back in a loose bun and accessorised with a fascinator. She looks truly happy and glowing in the portrait, which was captured by photographer Anna-Lena Ahlström. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Princess Madeleine is the star of a new birthday portrait "Today

  • The Queen's 90th birthday: royals step out for national thanksgiving service

    Members of the royal family arrived in full force to attend the annual National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's on Friday morning. The Queen was joined by her husband Prince Philip, who was celebrating his 95th birthday, as well as Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince Andrew and his daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice also made up the 53-strong royal party, alongside Princess Anne, Mike and Zara Tindall, Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex. Edward and Sophie's young children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn also attended;

  • Prince Harry reveals the Queen's ideal birthday present

    What would you give the royal who has everything? Prince Harry has revealed the best birthday gift that his grandmother the Queen could ever receive – and it isn't something material. Chatting to guests at a reception to mark the monarch's 90th birthday at London's Guildhall, Harry said that "a day off" is what the Queen really needed. The Prince was speaking to Grenada High Commissioner Karl Hood when he spoke about the monarch. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Prince Harry, Kate and Prince William after the annual thanksgiving service at St Paul's "He said the best birthday present would be to have

  • What Kate has to say about 'cute' Princess Charlotte will surprise you

    She may have a cherubic face, but the Duchess of Cambridge has revealed that her little girl Princess Charlotte has a rather "feisty side". Kate was speaking to guests at a reception following the National Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen's 90th birthday on Friday, when she opened up about her one-year-old. She chatted to fellow mum Glynis Double, one of the 1,800 attendees at the reception, who revealed: "The Duchess was saying how happy she was to be here and how lovely the service was. As a mum myself I asked her about her children and said what a

  • Kate Middleton dazzles in blue gown at SportsAid charity dinner in London

    Kate Middleton looked regal in royal blue. The Duchess of Cambridge brought the glamour on Thursday evening stepping out for SportsAid's 40th anniversary dinner in London. The 34-year-old stunned wearing a floor-length dress by Rouland Mouret that features a nipped waistline and cut-outs on the shoulders. Kate's modern Nansen Gown, as it it called on the designer's site, originally retailed for $3,710, though is currently on sale for $2,225.CLICK FOR FULL GALLERYPhoto: EDDIE MULHOLLAND/AFP/Getty ImagesThe stylish royal completed her look wearing her glossy locks downs and accessorizing with dangling diamond hoop earrings and a black satin clutch.Photo: Getty ImagesPrince George’s mother attended the pre-dinner reception

  • William and Kate start a trend: Everyone wants to meet the King and Queen of Bhutan

    Have Kate Middleton and Prince William started another trend? After the royal couple's recent visit with the Dragon King (King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck) and his wife Queen Jetsun Pema this year, more high profile visitors have made the journey. CLICK FOR FULL GALLERYThe King and Queen of Sweden met the Bhutanese royals this week Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and his wife Queen Silvia followed in the British royals' footsteps this week beginning their three-day state visit to Bhutan. On Wednesday, June 8, the Swedish monarch and his wife were greeted with a traditional procession at Tashichho