• Thomas Markle reveals Meghan Markle cried when he told her he couldn't walk her down the aisle

    The Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle, spoke to ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday – telling hosts Piers Morgan and Susannah Reid about the moment he told Meghan and Prince Harry that he wouldn't be able to attend their wedding. During the interview, he revealed his disappointment at not being able to walk his daughter down the aisle due to his ill health, saying: "I absolutely wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle. I'm recovering from a heart operation but I'm doing much better." Of the moment he told the couple he wouldn't make the wedding, he said:

  • The Queen and Prince Philip happily reunite in public after Philip's absence at Trooping the Colour

    The Queen and Prince Philip made a return to the public eye together on Sunday, as the couple arrived at the Cartier Queen’s Cup Final at Windsor Great Park. The polo tournament final saw Her Majesty present awards to the players and watch the game with her husband, who looked thrilled to be there - after choosing not to attend the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony earlier this month. Philip underwent a hip operation in April, but happily walked unaided, and took the wheel as he and The Queen arrived at the event in their Land Rover.  Prince Philip looked

  • Prince Philip goes carriage driving in Windsor days after 97th birthday

    Prince Philip has taken up the reins just two months after undergoing hip surgery. The Queen's husband was pictured carriage driving in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Sunday, which was coincidentally one week after his 97th birthday. The royal, who has been practising the sport since 1971, showed no signs of discomfort as he sat in the driving seat. Wearing a hat and gloves, Philip appeared to be enjoying his ride outdoors accompanied by two female grooms who sat behind him. His outing was not the only sign that the Duke of Edinburgh has well and truly recovered. The

  • Kate Middleton the photographer: the best pictures taken by the royal - video

    The Duchess of Cambridge has delighted fans across the world with her touching portraits of her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The doting mother, an avid photographer, is a natural behind the lens and has proved this on several occasions. She broke royal tradition by taking the first official photographs of Charlotte in 2015 and the pictures of George on his first day at nursery. The rpyal has since accepted a lifetime honorary membership of the Royal Photographic Society, a charity that promotes the art and supports photographers. Watch our video below to see all of Kate's

  • Video: what is the royal order of the garter ceremony?

    Every June, the Queen takes part in Garter Day at Windsor Castle. The annual event celebrates the Order of the Garter – the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, which dates back to 1348. Dressed in full regalia, the Queen and her knights wear grand blue velvet robes, glistening insignia and plumed hats. There can only be 24 knights at any one time, plus Her Majesty and her eldest son, Prince Charles. Prince William joined the order in 2008, supported by his then-girlfriend Kate at the ceremony. St George's Chapel has remained the Order's spiritual home

  • Why Kate Middleton waited five years to make her Royal Ascot debut

    Members of the Queen's family will be out in full force this week for the opening of Royal Ascot, with newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expected to attend. But while the Duchess of Sussex will be making her debut just one month after her royal wedding, her sister-in-law Kate waited five years before attending the prestigious horseracing event. It's understood that the Queen has invited Prince William and Kate to Ascot every year since their wedding in 2011, but the Duchess politely declined until 2016, when she attended for a very special reason – to celebrate the Queen's 90th

  • How Mike and Zara Tindall are spending their days before their baby arrives

    Mike and Zara Tindall were last seen out together at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal wedding in May, and have since kept a low profile as they prepare to welcome their second baby, who is due any time now. The couple notably missed the last royal event – Trooping the Colour at the beginning of June – which saw their young niece Savannah Phillips steal the show. Instead, it is assumed that Zara has been nesting in her final weeks of pregnancy at their family home in Gloucestershire, and no doubt enjoying some quality time with their

  • Monaco's royal twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella's most adorable moments

    Since their birth in December 2014, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques have been brought double the joy in their parents Prince Albert and Princess Charlene's lives. Here is a look at the Monaco twins sweetest moments.

  • What is the Order of the Garter ceremony? Watch our video for a crash course on the royal tradition

    Established in the 14th century, the Order of the Garter, with St George as it's patron saint, is the oldest national order of knighthood and Britain's most senior order of chivalry. It is also one of the most exclusive – only 24 knights are allowed at any given time, along with the British monarch and the Prince of Wales. Of course, one of the most fascinating aspects of the 700-year-old Order of the Garter, of which Prince William became a knight in 2008, is the annual June lunch at Windsor Castle where the knights gather wearing their traditional velvet

  • All the times Kate Middleton has stunned at the Order of the Garter ceremony

    All the times the Duchess of Cambridge has attended annual Windsor ceremony the Order of the Garter with her husband Prince