• The independent move Meghan Markle made during her first solo engagement

    The Duchess of Sussex wowed royal watchers at her first solo engagement on Tuesday, stepping out to attend the opening of the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts – but she also made a very modern move as she arrived at the event. Many were quick to notice that as she stepped out of the car, she shut her own car door behind her after warmly greeting one of her hosts, instead of leaving a member of her team to do it as per usual tradition. Meghan closed her own car door behind her In fact, this isn't the

  • Video: The small detail that reveals just how down to earth Meghan Markle is

    Meghan Markle attended her first solo engagement on Tuesday, a visit to the Oceana exhibit at the Royal Academy in London. As she left the car, keen royal watchers noticed that the Duchess of Sussex, looking stunning in a black Givenchy dress, closed the car door herself instead of waiting for a member of her team to do it. The Duchess got a small taste of oceanic culture from the exhibit, which features artifacts from  New Zealand, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and Australia, ahead of her royal tour of the area next month. See the moment when the Duchess

  • Prince William makes rare comment about baby Prince Louis

    Prince William made a comment that many parents will be able to relate to during his trip to Namibia this week. The future King is travelling without his wife Kate and their three young children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, but his family were not far from his thoughts as he said: "I'm delighted to be visiting Namibia for the first time. I am only sorry that my wife Catherine is not able to join me. She is immensely jealous, particularly as I am looking forward to a few good uninterrupted nights' sleep this week, away from

  • Reese Witherspoon reveals obsession with Kate Middleton after meeting her in person

    Reese Witherspoon has opened up about how she "immediately fell" under the Duchess of Cambridge's spell after meeting her in person in 2011. The Hollywood actress was one of the lucky few invited to attend a fundraiser in LA with Prince William and Kate, when the royals were on their first long-haul official tour as newlyweds. Dedicating a page of her new book Whiskey in a Teacup to Kate, who she calls an "honorary Southern icon," Reese admitted that she was "relatively immune from the obsession with the royals" until she met the Duchess. "The scream that issued from my lips

  • Why Meghan Markle might be needing tips from Kate Middleton before New Zealand royal tour

    The Duchess of Sussex is about to embark on her first royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, but before she sets off, Meghan may want to ask for some last-minute pointers from her sister-in-law Kate. The former actress had the chance to practise a traditional Maori greeting on Tuesday night as she attended an exhibition on Oceania – pressing her nose against other guests' noses in what is known as a 'hongi'. But as some fans noticed, Meghan kept her eyes wide open as she took part in the symbolic greeting. Traditionally, the eyes should be lowered

  • Prince William makes special new friend

    Prince William is currently touring Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya in his role as patron of the Royal African Society, and it looks like he's made a very cute friend along the way! Following a successful day of tracking rhinos in Kunene, William met with the people of a local community. He seemed to hit it off with an adorable young girl who he was pictured smiling with twice - first shaking her hand, then playfully raising both her arms up in a group photo. Fans were quick to point out how cute the Prince's new pal is, with one

  • Princess Eugenie pays sweet tribute to sister Princess Beatrice as wedding date nears

    All eyes will be on Princess Eugenie when she walks down the aisle in just over two weeks, but for now, the royal bride-to-be has chosen to shine the spotlight on her older sister Princess Beatrice. Eugenie has taken to Instagram to praise her sibling for her charity work, revealing that Beatrice and their friend Holly Branson – Richard Branson's daughter – recently visited two pupil referral units. As founders of Big Change charity, Beatrice and Holly met children who have been excluded from mainstream education, but who are being given the chance to thrive in a new environment, where