• This is the most popular member of the royal family with palace staff

    While the young royals including Princes William and Harry are known and loved for their friendly and relatable personalities, it is actually their grandfather Prince Philip who is most popular among palace staff, according to Matt Smith. The actor, who portrayed the Duke of Edinburgh in Netflix drama The Crown, said that after speaking to a number of staff during research for his role, it became evident that the 97-year-old is incredibly popular. Speaking about his preparations for the role, Matt said that he found there was a lot of "misconception" about what the Queen's husband is really like. "And

  • Little girl who made Duchess Kate laugh during her tour of Australia passes away aged nine

    A nine-year-old girl who delighted the Duchess of Cambridge with her humour and playfulness has passed away after battling a debilitating illness called Batten disease. Mia Murchison, who made Kate laugh when she met her during a visit to an Australian children's hospice in 2014, was robbed of her eyesight and ability to walk by the incurable disease before dying in her parents' arms on 17 August, her family announced on Facebook. When Mia met Kate at Bear Cottage Children's Hospice in the Sydney suburb of Manly during the Duchess's tour of Australia alongside Prince William, the cheeky girl provided