Pippa Middleton has celebrated her hen do! The 33-year-old was reportedly joined by her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, for a low-key skiing break in Meribel, France last month. The pre-wedding party took place on the same weekend that Prince William enjoyed a skiing holiday with his friends in Verbier, Switzerland. The two groups even flew out on the same private plane, which was paid for by Carole and Michael Middleton ahead of Pippa's May wedding day. A friend of the bride-to-be told the Sun: "Pippa loves skiing so it was her first choice for a hen weekend. They stayed
The Danish royal family were out in full force over the weekend to celebrate the confirmation of 14-year-old Prince Felix. The teenager's parents Prince Joachim and Countess Alexandra of Frederiksborg, who split in 2005, were reunited at the family affair. Prince Felix was also supported by his older brother Prince Nikolai, his stepmother Princess Marie, and Marie and Joachim's two young children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena. HELLO! photos of Princess Marie and family feature on Danish website The confirmation service was held at Fredensborg Palace on Saturday. Following the ceremony, the royals posed for pictures on the church steps with
Having undertaken more than 250 overseas visits during her reign, there's little wonder that the Queen has received thousands of gifts. And now a special exhibition at Buckingham Palace will focus in on a few hundred of those mementos. The Royal Gifts exhibition will form part of this year's Summer Opening of the State Rooms at the palace, from July to October. More than 250 objects from 100 countries and territories will be displayed, including gifts given during state visits, overseas tours and official engagements. The custom of receiving and giving gifts is a symbol of goodwill between two countries.
Prince Harry gave Duncan Slater quite a surprise by paying him a visit while the double leg amputee trained for the Marathon des Sables – a 150-mile race across the Sahara which takes place over six days – to raise money for Walking with the Wounded. The delighted Duncan, who was focused on his training before catching sight of the Prince, swore upon seeing him as he worked on the treadmill, leading the fifth-in-line to the throne to joke: "Don't fall, don't swear!" before warmly shaking Duncan's hand. STORY: Guess which Hollywood actress mistook Prince Harry for Ed Sheeran Prince Harry pays
The tradition of dancing royals dates back to formal galas and balls, but now the younger generation – led by Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry – is certainly getting groovy, too. Back in the early days of Queen Elizabeth's reign, she was often seen waltzing with Prince Philip and foreign dignitaries, but nowadays she lets the younger generation dazzle with their dance moves. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in a vintage shot Photo: Getty ImagesThe British royal family doesn't shy from cutting a rug, whether on stage during a royal engagement or getting in on local culture