The Queen celebrates 93rd birthday on Easter Sunday

The Queen is celebrating her 93rd birthday. This year, Elizabeth II – who is Head of the Commonwealth – sees her birthday coincide with Easter Sunday, the most important day in the Christian calendar. At Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Irish Guards will perform a rendition of Happy Birthday in her honour on the […]

Prince Charles calls for end to ‘horror’ of knife crime

Prince Charles has spoken out against the rising ‘horror’ of knife crime in his Easter message. He said anyone who committed ‘such brutal deeds’ must be brought to justice. The Prince of Wales, who is working with his son Prince Harry to listen to the victims of knife crime and their families, issued a strong […]

Meghan ‘to give birth at home’ like the Queen did

The Duchess Of Sussex will reportedly give birth at home, after shunning a ‘goldfish bowl’ hospital delivery. Meghan, 37, who is due to give birth any day now, looks set to shun the tradition Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, where all of Kate’s three children were born. It is thought that she […]

Social media frenzy as Harry and Meghan join Instagram

Harry and Meghan have sent sovcial joined Instagram. Called @sussexroyal, their page will highlight the good causes the couple support across the Commonwealth. Their first Instagram post read: ‘Welcome to our official Instagram. ‘We look forward to sharing the work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a […]

New Zealand MPs vote to approve gun crackdown

MPs in New Zealand have voted overwhelmingly in favour of new gun restrictions during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week. The new law would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch last month. The […]

New Zealand holds remembrance service for Christchurch victims

A national remembrance service has been held in New Zealand to commemorate those who died in two mosque shootings in Christchurch two weeks ago. A man who survived the mosque attacks told a crowd of about 20,000 people on Friday that he forgives the gunman. ‘I don’t want to have a heart that is boiling […]

Prince William to visit New Zealand to honour terror victims

Prince William is to visit New Zealand to honour the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings that claimed 50 lives. The Duke of Cambridge will travel on behalf of The Queen next month. New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern said: ‘The visit will be another sign that this nation will always stand with those affected […]

New Zealand holds two-minute silence for shooting victims

New Zealand has held a national two-minute silence exactly a week after the shootings in Christchurch. Jacinda Ardern joined thousands of mourners near the Al-Noor mosque, one of two places of worship targeted in last Friday’s attacks. The call to prayer and subsequent silence was also broadcast on television and radio with thousands tuning in. […]

William and Kate honour New Zealand terror victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have led a minutes silence to pay respects to the New Zealand terror attack victims. William and Kate were visiting 1st Battalion at their base in London to mark St Patrick’s Day. The parade began with the Last Post, before a minute of silence was observed by the Royals, […]

Royals mark Charles’ 50 years as Prince of Wales

Meghan and Kate have made a rare joint appearance at a lavish party to honour Prince Charles. The Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex came together for their first joint engagement since Christmas Day. Kate, 37, and Meghan, also 37, attended a reception in Buckingham Palace thrown by the Queen to mark the 50th anniversary of […]

Kate admits feeling ‘a little broody’ after meeting baby

Kate has confessed to feeling a little broody after meeting a cute baby boy – and joked her husband would be worried. The Duchess of Cambridge rushed over to five-month-old James Barr when she spotted him with his father during a walkabout in Ballymena in Northern Ireland. She told his proud dad Alan: ‘Wow, he’s […]

The Queen celebrates 67 years on the throne

The Queen is marking 67 years on the throne this week. Princess Elizabeth was just 25 and thousands of miles from home on a Commonwealth tour of Africa when she became Queen. She took over the throne on February 6 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI, who awarded the George Cross […]

Meghan chooses charities where she can make a difference

Meghan has chosen four charities to support in her role as a new member of the Royal Family. The Duchess of Sussex will become the patron of The Association of Commonwealth Universities, Smart Works, The National Theatre and Mayhew. Kensington Palace said the four organisations ‘reflect the causes and issues with which she has long […]

Are William and Kate going to have a FOURTH baby?

It’s been a big year for the royal family. We’ve had the birth of Prince Louis, not one but two royal weddings, and Harry and Meghan’s pregnancy announcement. And things could be about to get even more eventful as bookmakers have slashed odds on William and Kate having another baby. They are already parents to Prince George, […]

Malta’s PM cheers Queen at Commonwealth summit

Malta’s prime minister has praised the Queen for her ‘passionate leadership’ of the Commonwealth. Joseph Muscat was addressing world leaders at the opening ceremony of the CHOGM summit at Buckingham Palace. He also signalled Malta’s strong support for Prince Charles to take over as the next leader of the Commonwealth when he becomes King. Maltese […]

Will Malta ban plastic straws and cotton buds?

Pressure is growing on Malta and other Commonwealth nations to ban the sale of plastic straws and cotton buds. Environmental campaigners say the move would help to protect our seas from the growing problem of plastic pollution. Theresa May told Commonwealth leaders that plastic straws would be outlawed across England ‘very soon’. She urged other […]