• Kate Middleton glowing as she returns to work after maternity leave – live updates

  • The Queen reveals difficulty of sitting cross-legged – video

    The Queen has joked about the difficulty of sitting cross-legged, revealing that she is not built for it. Speaking in new ITV documentary Queen of the World, the monarch reminisced on her visit to Tonga as she spoke to Elizabeth Kite, a former Tonga resident and winner of a Queen's Young Leaders Award. Asked if she enjoyed her time there, the Queen replied: "It was wonderful. We had people playing the nose flute outside the window. Just the most extraordinary thing. Sounds awfully uncomfortable but they play it rather well." She added: "The only thing I found difficult was sitting

  • Prince Harry is sending the cutest picture as his birthday thank you card - see it here

    The Duke of Sussex has sent the sweetest thank you card following his 34th birthday celebrations. Last month, Prince Harry - who tied the knot to Meghan Markle in May - was inundated with well-wishes as he celebrated his first birthday as a married man on 15 September. In return, the kind-hearted royal posted a lovely postcard with a note which read: "The Duke of Sussex is most grateful to you for writing as you did on the occasion of his 34th birthday. It really was so thoughtful of you and His Royal Highness sends his warmest thanks and

  • Revealed: The foods that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle can’t eat now that they’re royals - video

    Working members of the royal family have to follow a strict list of etiquette guidelines that affect their wardrobes, behaviour and even what they can eat. The Duchess of Cornwall recently revealed on Australian Masterchef that when on official engagements, nothing with too much garlic is ever served: "Garlic is a no-no... You always have to lay off the garlic." This was confirmed by former royal chef Darren McGrady, who revealed that palace chefs are forbidden from serving food containing too much onion or garlic. Also off the menu for royals is shellfish, which carries a high risk of food

  • Lady Kitty Spencer is following Prince Harry and Meghan to Australia - find out why

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are not the only ones who will be welcomed to Australia later this month. It has been revealed that Prince Harry's cousin, Lady Kitty Spencer, will also be heading Down Under to take part in Channel Seven's annual Telethon on 21 October. However, it seems unlikely that the family members will enjoy a catch up as Harry and Meghan will busy touring Sydney, while Lady Kitty will be based in Perth. Last week, the 27-year-old niece of Princess Diana told her Instagram fans: "Here's a new kitty in town! Fat Cat is the

  • Video: See the sweet moment Kate Middleton is surprised with the cutest hug

    The Duchess of Cambridge was back to work on Tuesday afternoon, and her first engagement post maternity leave was a roaring success! The Duchess, who visited Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in Paddington, a stone's throw from their home at Kensington Palace, was ending her visit when she unexpectedly  received the sweetest gift, a surprise hug! As Kate left the school and was saying goodbye to a teacher, two adorable young students threw their arms around her engulfing her in a bear hug. Though it is usually protocol for members of the public to refrain from hugging

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  • Kate Middleton reveals what she loves doing with Prince George and Princess Charlotte 'for hours'

    While many people have a phobia of them, the Duchess of Cambridge proved that her young children are fearless as she revealed that Prince George and Princess Charlotte love spiders. Kate was visiting the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in Paddington when she told teachers that she hunts for spiders "for hours" with her elder children. Baby Prince Louis, who is only five months old, is understandably too young to join in the fun. During her visit, Kate helped children search for spiders and other "mini beasts" in the garden. "Hello, what are you doing here?" she asked

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton to attend first joint engagement post-maternity leave

    Royal fans can expect to see a lot more of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge over the next few weeks now that Kate is back from her maternity leave, and what's more, they won't have to wait very long to see them out together either! On Tuesday 9 October, the royal couple will attend their first joint engagement together following Kate's time off, which will see them attend the first Global Mental Health Summit held at County Hall in London. The event will see political figures, leading academics and policy-makers from around the world come together to help

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