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Prince Harry Takes on Those Rumors About His Parentage

Calls the rumors about James Hewitt 'hurtful, mean, and cruel'

(Newser) - In a witness statement released Tuesday as Prince Harry testified in London's High Court , the Duke of Sussex addressed longstanding rumors that King Charles III is not his biological father. "Numerous newspapers had reported a rumor that my biological father was James Hewitt, a man my mother had...

King Charles III Had One Last Surprise Before Coronation

Monarch shows up Friday for meet-and-greet outside Buckingham Palace, day before crowning

(Newser) - King Charles III surprised a crowd of fans on Friday who'd begun gathering ahead of his coronation, assembled outside London's Buckingham Palace. The king; his eldest son, Prince William; and daughter-in-law, Kate, stopped for a walkabout to shake hands and speak briefly with the adoring throng, reports the...

Harry: William Screaming at Me Was 'Terrifying'

And Meghan describes being 'fed to the wolves,' in final 3 episodes of Netflix's 'Harry & Meghan'

(Newser) - If there were any hopes that Netflix's Harry & Meghan would somehow reconcile Prince Harry and Prince William, those hopes were further dashed Thursday with the release of the final three installments of the six-episode series. Per CNBC , the fifth episode delves into what's described as an "...

Camilla Is Now Queen Consort. Also: What's a Queen Consort?

Wife of King Charles III isn't the only royal to see a title shift after death of Queen Elizabeth II

(Newser) - This piece has been updated to reflect William and Kate's new title: If you think you're going to have a hard time remembering to call Charles "king" instead of "prince" from here on out (don't forget the "III"!), try to master that soon,...

King Charles III Makes His First Statement

It's a tribute to the late queen

(Newser) - The new king of England's first formal statement is, not surprisingly, about his mom. "The death of my beloved Mother , Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family," wrote King Charles III in a statement posted...

Prince Charles Charity Has Another Controversy

It took money from family of Osama bin Laden, and report says prince himself brokered deal

(Newser) - Prince Charles is enduring another batch of negative headlines related to one of his charities, this time over a link to an infamous name. The UK Times of London revealed this weekend that the Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund accepted about $1.2 million in 2013 from the family...

Charles: Nothing Shady in Accepting Bags of Cash

Qatari donor turned over $3M for prince's charity

(Newser) - Prince Charles' office has denied there was any wrongdoing in the heir to the British throne accepting bags full of cash as charity donations from a Qatari politician. The Sunday Times said the prince was given a total of $3.2 million by Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al...

For Charles and Camilla, a TV Soap Cameo

Royal couple will appear on the 'EastEnders'

(Newser) - He's still not the king, but Prince Charles at least gets this: a cameo on the venerable UK television soap EastEnders. The BBC reports that Charles and Camilla will appear as themselves in an episode that airs June 2 in which the show pays homage to the queen's...

Queen Won't Open Parliament This Time

Given Elizabeth's difficulties getting around, Charles will read speech for her

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the opening of Parliament on Tuesday for the first time in nearly 60 years, as she struggles with difficulties in getting around. Buckingham Palace said in a statement Monday that the decision was made in consultation with her doctors and that the 96-year-old had...

Queen Announces Camilla's Future Title

King's wife will become queen consort, Elizabeth announces

(Newser) - The British royal family, whose titles and honorifics have been the subject of debate recently—especially those of Prince Harry , Meghan Markle , and Prince Andrew —settled on a future one Saturday. In a message marking her 70th anniversary on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II announced it's her wish...

Prince William, Duchess Kate Release Casual Christmas Card

The photo is from a family vacation

(Newser) - It’s the most relatable thing in the world: A busy couple with three young kids sends out a card with a photo from a vacation you didn’t even know they went on, and puts the photo on Instagram , too, just in case. Prince William and Kate Middleton released...

Book: Prince Charles Wondered About Archie's Skin

A rep for the prince denies the allegation

(Newser) - When Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey there was some concern among the royal family about how dark the skin of her and Prince Harry's son Archie might be, she didn't say who exactly was concerned. According to a new book, it might have been Harry's own father,...

Prince Charles Warns of a 'Dangerously Narrow Window'

It's taken 'far too long' to prioritize climate change, prince said Saturday, ahead of COP26 summit

(Newser) - Prince Charles issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the UK for crucial United Nations climate talks, saying there's a "dangerously narrow" window to tackle global warning. The heir to the British throne said Saturday that the summit, which starts Oct. 31 in Glasgow,...

Pettiness From Royals Toward Harry? Not on His Birthday

Upbeat greetings poured in from the queen, William and Kate, Charles and Camilla for prince's 37th

(Newser) - Earlier this summer, things still seemed tense between Prince Harry and his family back home across the pond. But the UK royals have apparently put any lingering hostilities on the back burner, at least for the day: Harry's 37th birthday on Wednesday. First came a tweeted birthday greeting from...

Piece of One of Diana's 23 Wedding Cakes Is for Sale

Large chunk of icing on marzipan base from 1981 nuptials could go for more than $400 at auction

(Newser) - If the idea of saving a piece of your wedding cake to devour on your first anniversary grosses you out, you might want to skip the auction for this 40-year-old slice. However, if you're a Princess Diana fan, it may prove to be a sweet offer you can't...

Harry Said He and Meghan Were Cut Off. Now, a Royals Account

Clarence House spokesperson says Prince Charles funded Sussexes into summer of 2020

(Newser) - When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey aired in March, one of the claims the Duke of Sussex made was that they'd been cut off financially by the royal family in the first quarter of 2020 and were forced to use an inheritance from Harry'...

Philip's Death Adds Pressure for Charles to Make Changes

Britain's royal family faces difficult choice of which of its efforts to drop

(Newser) - Prince Charles already was working on plans for changing Britain's royal family when his father died. Now with Prince Philip gone, Queen Elizabeth II having turned 95, and the pandemic still limiting the monarch's activities, the pressure to make those decisions has intensified. Prince Harry has withdrawn, and...

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One Effect of Coronavirus Still Lingers for Prince Charles

He says he still hasn't got his senses of smell and taste back

(Newser) - Prince Charles was infected with the coronavirus in March , and one effect apparently still lingers. During the British royal's first face-to-face public engagement since the UK's lockdown began, Charles on Tuesday discussed his experience with COVID-19, which he has previously described as mild. "He did speak of...

Charles, Camilla Celebrate 15 Years by Releasing Photo

As William, Kate participate in royal engagement via video chat

(Newser) - Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary Thursday, and to mark the occasion, they've released a new photo of them and their dogs. At Town and Country , Chloe Foussianes notes that while the picture is "sweet," it also raises many questions. Why...

A Welcome Turn of Events for Prince Charles

He's been cleared to end his coronavirus self-isolation

(Newser) - Encouraging news for lovers of the British royal family: Prince Charles is no longer in self-isolation. The 71-year-old spent 7 days in that state in Scotland after testing positive for the virus . His symptoms reportedly remained mild, and the BBC reports his doctor has cleared him to end his self-isolation...

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