• Countess Mountbatten of Burma has died aged 93

    The Countess Mountbatten of Burma has passed away at the age of 93. The British peeress, who survived an IRA bomb that killed her father and her son, died peacefully at her home in Mersham, Kent on 13 June, surrounded by her children, the family confirmed in a statement. Countess Patricia was a first cousin to the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, and godmother to Prince Charles. The Prince of Wales paid tribute in a heartfelt statement that read: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of my very special godmother, Lady Mountbatten, whom I have known and

  • The Queen sends heartfelt message to Grenfell Tower victims

    The Queen has sent a touching message to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, sending her condolences and prayers to those who have lost loved ones. The statement was released on the royal family's official website from Her Majesty and Prince Philip, reading: "My thoughts and prayers are with those families who have lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire and the many people who are still critically ill in hospital." The royal couple also praised the fire services who were at the scene of the west London fire within minutes. "Prince Philip and I would like to

  • Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry send donations to Grenfell Tower fire victims

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are among those who have shown their support for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, by donating to an emergency appeal fund. The royal trio have sent a donation to the Evening Standard's emergency appeal for the Dispossessed Fund, urging others to follow suit. In a statement issued to the newspaper, a Kensington Palace spokesman said: "The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund has

  • Prince Harry makes surprise visit to Borough Market the day after it reopens

    Prince Harry surprised traders and members of the public as he visited Borough Market the day after it reopened, following the recent terror attack. The 32-year-old royal chatted to vendors and restaurateurs who were affected by the atrocity, as he walked around the popular central London food market. Locals and tourists have been encouraged to go back to the market and support the small businesses. A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: "Prince Harry was keen to come down as soon as possible to spread the message this vibrant market is open for business." He was met by Borough Market security officer

  • Princess Madeleine of Sweden celebrates Prince Nicolas' 2nd birthday

    Happy second birthday to Prince Nicolas of Sweden! The little boy's proud mum Princess Madeleine has shared a gorgeous set of photos on her Facebook account, showing Nicolas smiling as he prepares to blow out his birthday candle. "Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Nicolas!" wrote Madeleine. "We couldn't have wished for a kinder and warm-hearted boy." The Swedish royal palace also shared additional official portraits on their website, revealing that the photoshoot took place at the family's Stockholm home. The pictures won the seal of approval from royal watchers around the world, who took to Facebook in their droves to comment