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  • Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby September 8, 2014

    London: Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, Buckingham Palace said on Monday. The couple's first child, Prince George, was born in July 2013 amid a huge international media frenzy. William is second in line to the British throne, with George third. "The...
  • Malala meets Queen Elizabeth, regrets missing school October 18, 2013

    Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Friday, met British Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and spoke about the importance of education. The 16-year-old schoolgirl presented the monarch with a copy of her recently released book, "I Am Malala". "It is a great honour...
  • Murray in dash to Palace after drugs test October 17, 2013

    London: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was held up on his way to receive an OBE at Buckingham Palace by a random drugs test on Thursday. The Scot, who was to receive the honour from Prince William, got an unexpected knock on the door just as he was sprucing himself up for...
  • Britain's Prince Andrew accepts police apology after confrontation September 9, 2013

    Queen Elizabeth's son Prince Andrew accepted an apology from the police on Sunday after armed officers stopped him in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, days after two men were held in a security breach at the British monarch's London residence. Police shouted at the 53-year-old prince, fifth in line to the...
  • London: 2 arrested for trespassing, attempting burglary at Buckingham Palace September 7, 2013

    Two men have been arrested after a trespassing and burglary incident at Buckingham Palace - the official residence of the British monarch - the most serious security breaches at the building in decades. British authorities on Saturday said the shocking break-in incident took place on Monday night in which at least...
  • Kolkata slum boy, who announced Prince George's birth, returns to India July 31, 2013

    The Indian footman at Buckingham Palace who helped announce the birth of new British heir - Prince George - has left Britain after the expiry of his temporary work visa. Badar Azim, a 25-year-old hospitality management graduate, who grew up in a Kolkata slum, was seen by millions posting the...
  • Kolkata slum boy announced royal baby Prince George's birth July 29, 2013

    Badar Azim, a 25-year-old hospitality management graduate, born in a slum in then Calcutta and who later became a royal footman, played a part in the announcement of the birth of Prince George to the entire country. Badar walked alongside the Queen's Press Secretary Ailsa Anderson to mount outside Buckingham...
  • Kate Middleton admitted to hospital in early stages of labour July 22, 2013

    The Buckingham Palace confirmed that Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is in labour and admitted to hospital on Monday. ...
  • UK: Prince Philip hospitalised for 'exploratory operation' June 7, 2013

    London: Prince Philip, the 91-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been admitted to a hospital for an exploratory operation on his abdomen, a statement from the Buckingham Palace said. "His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations....
  • Queen Elizabeth to skip Commonwealth summit in Colombo May 7, 2013

    London: For the first time in 40 years, Queen Elizabeth II will skip the Commonwealth summit to be held in Sri Lanka in November, deciding to send her son Prince Charles instead for the biennial event. 87-year-old Queen will miss the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) for the first...
  • Thatcher's body removed from Ritz, funeral on April 17 April 10, 2013

    London: Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral will take place in London on Wednesday, April 17, David Cameron's office said on Tuesday. The service will be held in St Paul's Cathedral, Downing Street said. Buckingham Palace said in a statement that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, will attend...
  • Man tasered for brandishing knife outside Buckingham Palace February 4, 2013

    London: A man in his 50's was tasered outside Buckingham Palace in London on Sunday after he was seen holding a knife to his own neck. The incident took place during the Changing of the Guard ceremony, when hundreds of tourists were present. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said the...
  • Sikh soldier parades outside Buckingham palace in a turban December 12, 2012

    London: Britain's Ministry of Defence says a Sikh soldier has become the first guardsman to parade outside Buckingham Palace while wearing his traditional turban. Fifty family members were on hand on Tuesday as Guardsman Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar as he took part in the changing of the guard at the London...
  • Topless pics of Kate: Palace to take legal action September 14, 2012

    London: A French magazine has reportedly published topless images of Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, who was holidaying with her husband Prince Williams in France. BBC reported that the images were blurry, but were clearly of the couple. Buckingham Palace has threatened legal action. The images come as an embarrassment to...
  • Wanted: A chauffeur to drive the Queen August 15, 2012

    London: Want to drive around with the Queen in a Rolls Royce? Here's your chance, as the monarch has advertised for a chauffeur and all you need is a UK driving license and some "tact and diplomacy". An advertisement on the Royal Family's official website shows a vacancy has arisen within...
  • "Dickie" Bird honoured at Buckingham Palace May 15, 2012

    London: English umpiring great Harold 'Dickie' Bird was presented with an honour at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday in recognition of his outstanding sporting career and charity work. The 79-year-old was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), receiving the honour from Prince Charles, the heir to...
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal diamond display planned January 3, 2012

    London: Come August, and the British Queen is to display royal diamonds at an exhibition in Buckingham Palace, to mark her 60 years on the throne, a report said. The exhibition, which will take place in August and September, will feature an unprecedented display of some of the Queen's personal gems,...
  • Prince Harry 'to climb Mount Everest' January 1, 2012

    London: Prince Harry, the third-in-line to the British throne, is all set to realise his long-held ambition of conquering Mount Everest this year, a report said. The 27-year-old Prince had dropped a broad hint about scaling the world's highest mountain in May this year at the end of his trek to...
  • Prince William, Kate in Seychelles for honeymoon May 10, 2011

    London: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally left for their honeymoon to the Seychelles, known for its beautiful beaches and tropical seas. The newly-wed royals flew to Seychelles in a private jet Monday and will be there for a 10-day romantic break and will shell out 4,000 pounds-a-night for...
  • Eyes on honeymoon after royal wedding joy April 30, 2011

    London: Britain's Prince William and his new bride reveal their honeymoon destination on Saturday, after millions of people around the world tuned in to watch the couple tie the knot in a dazzling display of royal pageantry. The prince and Kate Middleton, his 29-year-old girlfriend of nearly a decade, married in...
  • The royal wedding a burden for UK's economy? April 30, 2011

    Though, the Confederation of the British Industry believes that an extra public holiday usually costs the economy around 6 billion pounds in lost output, the British government has said it hopes the day will give the UK a boost during a fragile economic recovery. ...
  • The world cheers for William and Kate April 30, 2011

    London: It is the morning after the wedding of the decade. After all the pomp and pageantry of the event, the royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton - now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - partied through the night with close friends and relatives. They were seen outside...
  • Royal fans from far and wide descend on London April 29, 2011

    London: For some fans, no distance or discomfort is too great if the prize is a prime view of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Some 200 people were already camped out on Thursday across the street from Westminster Abbey where the couple will tie the knot the following...
  • Sneak peak into the Royal Wedding menu, reception April 28, 2011

    Just a day away from the big fat Royal Wedding, we get you an exclusive look at the royal menu from inside the palace. ...
  • Tight security in London for royal wedding April 26, 2011

    London: The Metropolitan police will deply nearly 5,000 officers on Friday, and promised a robust response to anyone or group seeking to disrupt the royal wedding's proceedings. Commander Christine Jones of the Metropolitan police said the force will ensure that the event is a 'safe, secure and happy event', and added...
  • Royal Wedding: Kate designing her own dress? April 21, 2011

    The biggest question on everyone's mind is what is the bride Kate Middleton going to wear. ...
  • The royal wedding is an internet rage April 20, 2011

    About two billion people around the world are expected to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton get married. ...
  • Middletons to spend 100,000 pounds on wedding April 17, 2011

    London: With their daughter set to marry Prince William, parents of Kate Middleton will be spending about 100,000 pounds to pay for expenses like bridal gowns and hotel suites bills. According to a report in 'The Sunday Times', Carole and Michael Middleton, mother and father of Kate will also contribute to...
  • Tourist rush for UK royal wedding April 14, 2011

    London: Just a fortnight to go to before Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton say I do and already the rush of tourists has begun outside Buckingham Palace. The good news for tour operators is that business is expected to pick up by the day. Mark Di-Toro from a tourism company...
  • C'wealth Games: Queen's Baton reaches India June 25, 2010

    Amritsar: The Queen's Baton Relay arrives in India Friday through the Wagah Border with big celebrations as the Delhi Commonwealth Games remains 100 days away. Amritsar gears up to welcome the baton. The relay was launched by Queen Elizabeth-II at Buckingham Palace last October and it's nearly at the end of...