• Welly-wanging, heartfelt chats and a final formal reception – best pictures from Meghan and Harry's penultimate day in New Zealand

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's epic overseas royal tour is finally coming to a close, as the couple enjoyed their penultimate day in New Zealand on Tuesday. The packed schedule saw Meghan and Harry dedicate an area of native bush in Redvale, North Shore to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy, visit New Zealand children's charity Pillars and take part in a public walkabout along the Viaduct Harbour, as well as joining youngsters in a fun 'welly-wanging' contest! Later, the royal couple joined New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern for a reception at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The guests predominantly

  • Japan's Princess Ayako gives up royal title as she marries for love

    Congratulations are in order for Japan's Princess Ayako and her new husband Kei Moriya. The couple married on Monday 29 October at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, in the presence of close friends and family members, while around 1,000 well-wishers had turned up to the shrine to congratulate the bride and groom. Ayako, 28, is the youngest child of Princess Hisako and the late Prince Norihito, who passed away aged 47 in 2002. He was the first cousin of Emperor Akihito. Ayako has given up her royal title upon her marriage to a commoner; according to Japan's Imperial House, female

  • These were Prince Harry's emotional words of advice to a little boy who recently lost his mother

    Prince Harry once again showed his sensitive side when he stopped to speak to a young boy during a public walkabout in New Zealand on Tuesday – after hearing that he had recently lost his mother. Six-year-old Otia Nante was amongst the crowds hoping to chat with the royal couple, when Harry came over to him and heard his heartbreaking story. The Prince spoke to the youngster for several minutes, according to Australia's Daily Telegraph, telling him: "Everything will be okay - look at me." Prince Harry and Meghan during the walkabout Otia's grandmother Te Nante, 52, who now looks after the little boy,

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge make special visit to Essex - see their best moments

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a visit to Coach Core Essex on Tuesday to meet new apprentices and learn about the scheme in Essex, which has been running for nearly three years, and how it is engaging the local community to get involved in sport. The pair, who are huge fans of sports themselves, will be taking part in coaching sessions, and will even have a go at tennis and indoor athletics! It is the Duchess' first event since taking a break at their home of Amner Hall in Norfolk in early October with her three children,

  • Prince Charles makes rare comment about grandson Prince George

    Prince Charles has paid tribute to his eldest grandson Prince George in a new BBC documentary which airs next month. In the show, fans are given an insight into Charles' passion and work ethic, and his love of conservation certainly shines through. Standing in an arboretum at Birkhall, his Scottish estate, Charles says: "This is George's wood." He motions to dozens of different tree varieties which were planted when George was born five years ago. "As I get older, all I really long for is to plant trees," the future King added. "I hope it will be quite amusing for

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton brave the cold during Essex visit - all the photos

  • Sarah Ferguson returns to work after Princess Eugenie's wedding for this very special cause

    Sarah Ferguson has kept a low profile since her daughter Princess Eugenie's royal wedding at the beginning of the month, but on Tuesday it was back to work as usual for the kind-hearted Duchess. The mum-of-two paid a visit to children's hospice, Julia's House, to meet some of the families. Sarah even read one of her own books to the children there, all of whom are suffering from life-limiting conditions. Photos posted on Sarah's Instagram from her visit included one of her with some of the children icing a cake at a table, and another of sitting around chatting

  • Kate Middleton reveals the one thing she tells her children – and it's adorable!

    The Duchess of Cambridge has opened up about one very important lesson she tells her young children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and baby son Prince Louis – and it doesn’t cost a penny! During her engagement to Basildon Sporting Centre on Tuesday, Kate spoke out about the importance of affection, and how "hugs are very important," after she was greeted by one fan, Janet Emery. Janet went over to hug the Duchess as she came to greet her, and as Kate hugged her back, she told her: "Hugs are very important. That's what I tell my children." Kate and

  • Prince Charles shows off photo of all three grandchildren taken from Prince Louis' christening

    Prince Charles is a doting grandfather to his three young grandchildren. and he has proudly showed off a photo featuring all three of them in his living room. The family picture features in the background of a new video message posted on Clarence House's Twitter account on Tuesday, where Charles speaks about his impending trip to The Gambia. The chosen picture takes centre stage on a table next to the fireplace – and is one of the official portraits from Prince Louis' christening in July. Along with his grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, the image -