• Princess Anne reveals she hated doing walkabouts as a teenager

    Princess Anne has revealed she "hated" taking part in royal walkabouts as a teenager, joking that it was "hardly the sort of thing you would volunteer to do". The Queen's only daughter, now 67, was opening up about her royal life in a new documentary for the BBC, The Queen: Her Commonwealth Story, in which she spoke about her mother and official duties. Sir William Heseltine, the Queen's former private secretary, described in the documentary how he helped introduce walkabouts, prompting Anne to say: "We hated them, can you imagine as teenagers? Hardly the sort of thing you would volunteer

  • Train staff open up about chaos surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan's delayed journey to Cardiff

    The Incident Controller for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's journey from London Paddington to Cardiff Central has opened up about the moment the pair were delayed by an hour by two separate situations on their way to an official visit to the city. Chatting on Channel 5's Inside the Railway, the controller, known only as Jason, revealed that train staff had no idea who their VIP passengers would be until their arrival, and felt the pressure to give them a smooth journey to Cardiff. However, disaster struck when a faulty rail joint meant the pair were going to be

  • The poignant reason Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't have a tattoo

    David Beckham has over 40 tattoos, while Wayne Rooney is no stranger to an etching here and there. Both footballers have used their body art to pay tribute to their loved ones, but there's a very touching reason why sports mega star Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to follow suit. The Real Madrid champion regularly shows off his honed physique, but not once has he chosen to ink his skin. The reason is simply because Cristiano, 33, regularly donates blood. The footballer openly encourages his fans and social media followers to become donors. Last December, he urged people to sign up

  • Princess Madeleine to baptise daughter on wedding anniversary

    Princess Madeleine has taken to Instagram to confirm that her newborn baby daughter, Princess Adrienne, will be baptised on her and her husband Chris O'Neill's wedding anniversary. Sharing a photo of the service programme, she wrote: "Same same but different! Christening for Adrienne 8th of June 2018!" The date holds a special significance for the Swedish royals, as the couple's eldest daughter, Princess Leonore, was also christened on 8 June. According to the palace's website, the baptism will take place in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace, with the Most Reverend Archbishop Antje Jackelén performing the ceremony while assisted

  • Prince William to miss FA Cup final for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

    Prince William is widely expected to skip the FA Cup final on Saturday 19 May in order to attend the wedding of his brother Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. The Duke, who is President of the Football Association, would normally attend the highly anticipated match, as he has done in previous years, but it seems William is putting family first. The FA has yet to announce the start time for the match at Wembley, north London. Kick-off is usually at 5:30pm but given that the game may run into extra time, it wouldn't be possible for William to be in

  • Miguel Head marries after announcing depature from role of private secretary to Prince William

    Following the news that Prince William's longstanding private secretary, Miguel Head, was leaving his role after ten years, it has now been revealed that Miguel has had his civil partnership updated with Islington council. An ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship tweeted the exciting news, writing: "Prince William's Private Secretary Miguel Head had a busy day yesterday: 1. He announced his departure from the job 2. He also got married! Miguel had his long standing civil partnership 'updated'." Speaking about Miguel leaving the role, a spokesperson for the Duke of Cambridge said: "His Royal Highness feels incredibly lucky to have

  • The ultimate Kate Middleton style guide: Inside the Duchess of Cambridge's closet

    From A to Z – or better said, from Alexander McQueen to Zara – we track Kate Middleton's style and peek into her closet via her favorite designers, from the time she joined the British royal family as the Duchess of Cambridge until today. Global