• The cute story behind Prince George's swing and how you can get one

    In his official birthday portraits released last week, Prince George was the picture of cuteness. One image showed the future King standing barefoot on a large wooden swing, but it was a particular detail that endeared fans to the photo even more. The swing that he proudly stood on was engraved with his parents' names 'William and Catherine' and was in fact a wedding gift to the royal couple in 2011. It was created by The Oak & Rope Company, a family business based in Kent. Jeanette Aurdal Nieman, designer and managing director, had no idea that the swing would feature

  • President Obama's loving message to Michelle will make you cry

    Following his wife's emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama has proved once again why he and Michelle are the ultimate power couple. The First Lady appeared in Arizona on Monday to discuss the presidential election in America – and Barack couldn't resist sharing his thoughts on social media. The 54-year-old tweeted: "Incredible speech by an incredible woman. Couldn't be more proud & our country has been blessed to have her as FLOTUS. I love you, Michelle." CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Michelle Obama gave a powerful speech at the Democratic National Convention During the talk, in which she

  • Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew spent what would have been their 30th wedding anniversary together

    Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson may have divorced 20 years ago, but the pair have always remained good friends. They have focused on raising their two daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and still regularly meet up for family gatherings. On Saturday the Prince and the Duchess of York spent a day at the races with their younger daughter Eugenie. But royal watchers noticed that the date – 23 July – had a special significance for the ex-couple. It was 30 years exactly since Andrew and Sarah said "I do" at Westminster Abbey, in front of the Queen and

  • Prince Charles asks astronaut Tim Peake: 'Are you sure you're in one piece?'

    Prince Charles appeared concerned for Tim Peake's health when they met at the new Prince's Trust centre in Bristol on Tuesday. The Prince of Wales asked the astronaut if he had recovered after his six-month space mission, which came to an end in June. "Are you sure you're in one piece?" Charles asked Major Peake, who revealed that his Soyuz capsule experienced extreme temperatures on its return to Earth and landed with the force of a small car crash. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Prince Charles met Tim Peake at the new Prince's Trust centre in Bristol Tim replied to say he was now "feeling great" but it had taken him a while

  • Terrance Higgins Trust say Prince Harry's live HIV test lead to a rise in requests for testing kits

    Following on from Prince Harry's live HIV test earlier this month, figures have shown there's been a huge increase in the number of people requesting a self-test. Harry was tested in an attempt to end the stigma associated with finding out your status – and broadcasted it on Facebook Live. Terrance Higgins Trust launched a pilot offering people the chance to order a BioSure HIV test and to find out their status at home and on their time. The tests were offered free of charge on a first come, first served basis and, following Harry's involvement, the orders saw a

  • The best royal selfies from Kate to Prince Harry

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  • Princess Charlene is the belle of the ball and more royal moments from this week

    From Pippa Middleton and Princess Eugenie's girls night out, to Queen Letizia's stylish night at the National Fashion Awards. Here is a look at the best royal moments of the week.