• Princess Diana's sweet childhood nickname revealed in resurfaced letter – see photo

    To royal fans around the world she was Princess Diana or 'the People's Princess', but to her family and her loved ones she was 'Duch'. Prince William and Prince Harry's mum went by the endearing nickname as a child and later on as an adult, a resurfaced Christmas card has revealed. Twitter user David Butler shared a photo of the card which showed Diana – by way of a change – signing off using her nickname and not her first name. "Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year and lots of love from the four of us, Duch

  • Why this week will be very emotional for Kate Middleton

    Like many parents around the UK, the Duchess of Cambridge will feel a roller coaster of emotions as her children go back to school and nursery later this week. Her five-year-old son Prince George starts the term at Thomas's Battersea on Thursday, while her three-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte will go back to Willocks Nursery on Wednesday. It will be a particularly emotional time for Kate, who is expected to do the school run on both days and help her children settle into their new class. The Duchess was unable to drop off George on his first day of 'big school'

  • Why we won't have any official pictures from Prince George's first day at school

    Royal watchers may be disappointed to hear that it's unlikely Kensington Palace will release any official portraits of Prince George starting school this year. George, five, goes back to school on Thursday, and while his first day of Reception was captured by photographers last year, press have not been invited to cover this week's event. HELLO!'s royal correspondent Emily Nash explains: "Prince George's time at school is private and although the Duke and Duchess shared an image from his first day at primary school last year, they won't do it every year." Just like his time at nursery in Norfolk,

  • Prince George starts school this week - see his surprising schedule

    With only days to go before Prince George returns to Thomas's Battersea for Year One, HELLO! takes a look at everything the royal is set to learn this coming school year. The £6,110-a-term private school is for both boys and girls between the ages of four and 13. The institution has a strong focus on the arts, sports and outdoor activities in addition to academics - so it's no wonder that George will be taking on more work compared to his year in reception. The first day back will be a little scary - meeting a new teacher and

  • Prince Frederik of Denmark forced to cancel engagements after hospitalisation

    Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has been forced to cancel his upcoming engagements after undergoing back surgery on Sunday. The Danish palace released a statement, confirming that Frederik had successfully had an operation to correct a slipped disc. He was discharged from the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen on Monday. Crown Princess Mary's husband is now recovering at home and will not carry out any official duties in the next couple of weeks. The future king of Denmark was due to mark Nature Day on Monday as well as take part in an army-related engagement on Wednesday. His trip to Finland, scheduled for

  • Queen Máxima of the Netherlands wipes away tears at royal engagement

    Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was overcome with emotion as she carried out an engagement with her husband King Willem-Alexander last week. The mother-of-three was attending the presentation of the Militairy Willems-Orde to Major-flyer Roy de Ruiter in The Hague, and seemed unable to hold back her tears. The Dutch queen was pictured wiping her eyes and later putting on her sunglasses. Her husband Willem-Alexander gave a speech at the event, praising 37-year-old Roy for his service to the national army. The helicopter pilot was deployed to Afghanistan twice in 2004, and again in 2006, 2007 and 2008. His last