• Exclusive: Meghan and Kate, the special bond between the Duchess and the Princess-in-waiting

    As Meghan Markle appears to get ready for a new life as a member of the royal family, this week's HELLO! magazine reveals how the Duchess of Cambridge is set to become her mentor and confidante. Kate, who was helped by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as she negotiated her way into 'The Firm' seven years ago when she got engaged to Prince William, can now pass the favour forward. With reports that Harry, 33, recently introduced 36-year-old Meghan to the Queen over tea at Buckingham Palace, making an engagement announcement before Christmas more likely than ever, HELLO! explores the relationship between

  • Thailand's Crown Prince and Princess are divorcing after 13 years of marriage

    Another royal couple has decided to split — Thailand’s Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, 62, and wife Princess Srirasmi Akrapongpreecha, 43, are getting a divorce after 13 years of marriage. HELLO!’s sister publication HOLA! has confirmed that the couple finalized their separation with the consent of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and Princess Srirasmi Akrapongpreecha have been married since 2001 The palace released this statement: "The king has granted permission to announce that Princess Srirasmi, the wife of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, has informed in a written document that she has resigned from her royal status." The split comes after the news that the princess’ family was

  • Bhutan's King and Queen mourn the loss of 'friend' King Bhumibol of Thailand

    The Bhutanese royals are mourning the loss of King Bhumibol of Thailand. Queen Jetsun Pema took to her Instagram account on Thursday to pay tribute to the late monarch hours after his death.“His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol has been an exceptional leader, a comforting presence in the lives of every Thai citizen. His Majesty’s enduring service for the welfare and wellbeing of his people will be remembered with honour and respect,” she penned. “The Royal Families of Bhutan and Thailand have shared exceptionally warm relations over the years, which have been mirrored by strong bonds of friendship between

  • King Rama X is proclaimed Thailand's new monarch after death of King Bhumibol

    A new era has begun in Thailand with the accession of King Rama X, succeeding his much loved father King Bhumibol, who died in October after a 70-year reign. On Thursday, the 64-year-old former army pilot officially accepted the role of monarch, 50 days after the death of his father, having delayed the official proclamation so that he could grieve.CLICK FOR FULL GALLERY The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, seen here with Queen Elizabeth, reigned for 70 years before his death in October Photo: PAKing Bhumibol of Thailand dies at 88“I would like to accept in order to fulfil His

  • Meghan Markle's half-sister opens up about her and Prince Harry's romance

    No sibling rift here! Meghan Markle's estranged sister Samantha Grant made an appearance on Monday on Good Morning Britain, where she opened up her famous sibling and her new memoir, The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister. Speaking about Prince Harry’s girlfriend, the 52-year-old said, “She’s lovely. She’s very animated. Very charming. Very lively. No matter what I don’t believe that you can be a half-sister. Either you’re sisters or you’re not. In my heart and in reality, she’s my sister and she’s absolutely lovely.” Meghan Markle's half-sister denied that she and Prince Harry's girlfriend have had a falling out Photo: