Royal Family

  • SC panel report hints at gold pilferage in Padmanabhaswamy temple 19-04-2014 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram which has gold worth over Rs 1 lakh crore is in the news again. The Supreme Court appointed Amicus Curie and former Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramanian has made some startling revelations in his report to the Apex court. According his...
  • Mysore royal scion Srikantadatta Wodeyar passes away 10-12-2013 05:31 PM

    Bangalore: Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, scion of the erstwhile Mysore royal family, died of a massive cardiac arrest at a private hospital on Tuesday. Wodeyar (60) was brought in a "non-responsive" state and attempts to resuscitate him did not succeed, sources at Vikram Hospital, where he was rushed, said. Wodeyar represented...
  • Prince Charles, Camilla visit Jewish Synangoue 14-11-2013 05:58 PM

    Prince Charles, who turned 65 on Thursday, paid a visit to the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth, the Pardeshi Synagogue at nearby Mattancherry, along with his wife Camilla Parker Bowles. The traditional Jewish prayer of blessing for the Royal family was held after which Queene Hallegua, warden of the Synagogue,...
  • Perfect! Kate and William release the family's first official photo 28-10-2013 11:12 AM

    A happy Prince George is seen smiling at his mother, Duchess of Cambride, Kate Middleton moments after he was christened. Prince William and Kate Middleton released the family's first official photograph on the day their three-month old son was christened. William and Kate's immediate family also posed for a photograph...
  • Official photo shows rare British royal gathering 25-10-2013 02:54 PM

    London: Britain's monarchy has released a rare photo celebrating the christening of Prince George that shows four generations of royals gathered together. The image released Thursday shows Queen Elizabeth II and three future kings: her son Prince Charles, her grandson Prince William, and her great-grandson, 3-month-old Prince George. The infant...
  • Year-long official engagements await six-day-old Prince George 28-07-2013 07:00 PM

    He might be a few days old, but little Prince George has many 'official engagements' coming up, with plans for a christening, a foreign tour, a high society wedding and a sojourn with the family at Balmoral. In what may be his first diplomatic mission, the son of Prince William...
  • Britain's royal baby: A world obsession or media hype? 21-07-2013 08:19 AM

    London: As the world's media whips itself into a frenzy over Prince William and his wife Kate's baby, some bemused spectators are wondering if Britain's royal family really is that fascinating or just hype. From breathless reports about the baby's due date to endless speculation about the name and manner...
  • Kate Middleton, the queen of maternity style and other trendsetters 06-05-2013 06:55 PM

    The Duchess of Cambridge was recently voted the world's best dressed pregnant star by the Vanity Fair magazine. ...
  • Watch: How Kate's baby changes line of succession to the UK throne 04-12-2012 08:49 PM

    Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first child. CNN's Richard Quest explains how the baby will change the line of succession to the throne. ...
  • Five-tier security system for Kerala temple 29-09-2011 02:14 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government has given approval to a five-tier security system for the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple which has huge treasures locked up in its vaults. The hi-tech security system, approved by a high-level meeting of officials and experts called by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday, took into account all...
  • Don't open vault B of Kerala temple yet: SC 22-09-2011 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday gave it's verdict in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple case and said the vault B of the temple will not be opened till an integrated and multi-layered security cover is provided. The apex court also said they are satisfied with the State Government's assurance...
  • Kerala temple: SC reserves order till Sept 21 16-09-2011 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has reserved its order on opening of Vault B of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram till September 21. The court assured the expert committee that tradition would be respected but impractical and superstition will not be taken into account. The expert committee told the...
  • Kerala temple treasure case: SC verdict today 16-09-2011 08:42 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Vault B of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram may now be opened following a Supreme Court order. CNN-IBN accessed an interim report by an expert committee to the Supreme Court. In its report dated August 23, the committee has given three reasons to open the vault. The reasons...
  • Open Kerala temple vault, says SC panel 15-09-2011 09:15 AM

    New Delhi: The panel set up by the Supreme Court on the Padmanabhaswamy Temple treasure in Kerala has said in its report that the temple's secret vault should be opened and the value of the treasure inside be ascertained. In the report of the Supreme Court appointed expert committee accessed...
  • Kerala temple: SC questions royals over ritual 02-09-2011 12:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed surprise over the fact that the decision to open the vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram was taken by the head priest. The decision should have been taken by the Supreme Court-appointed expert committee instead, the court said. The apex...
  • Firing at Bharatpur's Laxmi Vilas, ex-MP escapes 01-09-2011 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: Former BJP MP and former Maharaja of Bharatpur Vishvendra Singh and his wife Divya escaped gun fire from an unidentified assailant at Laxmi Vilas Hotel on Thursday. Singh along with his wife Divya and 200 other supporters were protesting outside the hotel whose owner had written a book...
  • Achuthanandan slams adoration of erstwhile royals 28-08-2011 05:10 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: After his controversial comment on the head of Travancore royal family, CPI(M) leader VS Achuthanandan has deplored the adoration of erstwhile princes and princesses six decades after Independence. "Even politicians and ministers speak in a ceremonial language of respect and fear when they address royal family members. This shows...
  • Prince Harry set to become comic book hero 29-07-2011 11:10 AM

    New York: Britain's Prince Harry can add comic book character to his list of accolades as a new comic based on his life is set to be released in August, publisher Bluewater Productions said on Thursday. "The Royals: Prince Harry" is the latest release from Bluewater's 'Royals series' that was...
  • Petitioner in Padmanabhaswamy temple case dies 17-07-2011 09:16 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: TP Sunderarajan, who approached the Supreme Court requesting a stock taking of the gold and jewels stored in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple near Thiruvananthapuram, passed away on Sunday. He was 70. He was suffering from fever for the past two days and was at his home near the temple...
  • 'Kerala temple wealth belongs to God' 12-07-2011 07:26 AM

    Marthanda Varma, the eldest member of the Travancore royal family spoke to CNN-IBN in an exclusive interview on all the treasure that was unearthed at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. He feels it should not become such a huge topic of discussion. Dakshina Muraleedharan: Our country has a long history about...
  • Kerala temple: Should the State take over wealth of religious places?

    A seven-member Supreme Court-appointed team is taking stock at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. ...
  • 'Temple treasure belongs to Travancore royals' 05-07-2011 12:37 PM

    Kanchipuram: The huge treasures found in Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram were the 'exclusive property' of Travancore royal family that dedicated their kingdom to the presiding deity of the temple, Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi said on Monday. "For long the erstwhile royal family was the custodian of the temple and...
  • William, Kate's Canada visit wins world attention 22-06-2011 01:24 AM

    Ottawa: Newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton's upcoming visit to Canada, their first official tour abroad, is attracting strong interest from around the world. The Canadian government said on Tuesday that journalists from China, Japan, India and Qatar are among the 241 foreign media representatives who have been accredited to...
  • British royals dined on human flesh: Book 21-05-2011 03:23 PM

    London: British royals who have long been famed for their love of lavish banquets and rich recipes also had a taste for human flesh, according to a book. The book has revealed that British royals as recently as the end of the 18th century possibly swallowed parts of the human...
  • Eyes on honeymoon after royal wedding joy 30-04-2011 03:28 PM

    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...
  • Here they come: Kate - William ready to wed 29-04-2011 11:01 AM

    London: With the two simple words "I will," Prince William and Kate Middleton are ending months of buildup and sealing their love with the most public of spectacles, a wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey that holds the promise of a royal renaissance. A third of the planet is expected to...
  • Royal Wedding special: The women who would be Queen 28-04-2011 09:32 PM

    'The women who would be Queen' is a CNN special documentary for the Royal Wedding. ...
  • Maharaja of Jaipur Bhawani Singh passes away 17-04-2011 11:54 AM

    Jaipur: The last titular Maharaja of Jaipur Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh died at a private hospital in Gurgaon after prolonged illness. The Jaipur royal died late on Saturday night due to multi-organ failure, family sources said in Jaipur. He was 80. Singh, the head of the Kachwaha clan of Rajputs,...
  • Bahrain: protesters seek to overthrow monarchy 21-02-2011 08:05 PM

    Manama: A group of protesters on Monday called for the ouster of Bahrain's entire ruling monarchy as part of sweeping demands to call off the weeklong uprising in the tiny, but strategically important Gulf nation. Tensions are still running high in Bahrain after seesaw battles that saw riot police open...