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Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ unexpected playtime rule

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ unexpected playtime rule

It is no secret that there are a plethora of century-old rules that royals have to follow and there is no exception made for the royal children. It is well known that Prince William and Princess Kate’s children Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, nine, and Prince Louis, six, have to be on their best behaviour on public engagements.  © GettyPrince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte are William and Kate’s young children Princess Charlotte was known to follow her mother in curtseying to the late Queen, while the future monarch Prince George has followed his parents on a royal tour of New Zealand and Australia as per protocol.  © GettyGeorge’s first royal tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2014 But it seems the royal children are also bound by rules and procedure when they are kicking back at their home at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.  The children’s royal rule When not with the Prince and Princess of Wales, the children are cared for by their Norland nanny, Maria Borrallo. As well as teaching the …

Meghan Markle is radiant in fitted bridal white look

Meghan Markle is radiant in fitted bridal white look

Meghan Markle is making a loud statement – that she is going to pull only the best pieces from her wardrobe for her three-day visit to Nigeria.  The Duchess of Sussex, 42, arrived at the Nigerian Defence Headquarters in Abuja alongside her husband Prince Harry for her second engagement of the day, looking so radiant in a fitted white suit that wouldn’t have been out of place at a civil wedding ceremony.  © AlamyMeghan Markle changed into a white suit to visit the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria Her perfectly tailored two-piece featured a single-breasted blazer and fitted trousers, worn buttoned over a white vest top. Prince Harry, meanwhile, looked seriously suave in a dark green suit as they met the Chief of Defence Staff. Did you notice the couple’s symbolic choice of attire? Eagle-eyed royal fans were quick to point out that Meghan and Harry’s matching suits represented the white and green shades of the Nigerian flag. Amplifying the mother-of-two’s look was a series of accessories, including a statement gold necklace adorning her neck. …

10 royals in line of succession who don’t have royal titles: From Zara Tindall to Princess Eugenie’s two sons

10 royals in line of succession who don’t have royal titles: From Zara Tindall to Princess Eugenie’s two sons

The British line of succession shifted significantly following the heartbreaking death of Queen Elizabeth II. Her eldest child, the former Prince Charles, succeeded to the throne, making Prince William the first in line to the throne. The King or Queen is a hereditary title and passes down a line of succession, meaning the next will take over immediately after the incumbent dies or abdicates. You may also likeWATCH: Meet the future Kings and Queens In the past, male heirs were favoured in primogeniture laws, meaning that a younger son of a sitting monarch would be in line before their older sister, such as the case of Princess Anne, who is below her younger brothers, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. The laws around this changed in 2011 following the Perth Agreement, meaning that Princess Charlotte was not moved down the line of succession following the birth of her younger brother, Prince Louis. © Getty ImagesKing Charles succeeded his mother Queen Elizabeth II While many fans may be familiar with the first few royal faces in the …

Charles Spencer reveals special family detail from Prince Harry’s Invictus service

Charles Spencer reveals special family detail from Prince Harry’s Invictus service

Charles Spencer stepped out to support his nephew, Prince Harry, at his Invictus service in London on Wednesday evening. Just hours later, the 9th Earl Spencer revealed a special family detail from the special ceremony.  Taking to his Instagram account, Charles shared a close-up photo of a brooch that formerly belonged to his father which he confessed he wore to the service. The image showed a detailed look at the family treasure which was gold with what appeared to be an eagle on the front, and adorned with the word “Waterloo”. Alongside the image, he penned: “I hope my father would have approved that I wore his Royal Scots Greys regimental cufflinks at ⁦the moving celebration of 10 years of ⁦@WeAreInvictus⁩ at @StPaulsLondon⁩ yesterday.” Charles attended the service with his sister, Lady Jane Fellowes. Upon their arrival, they both embraced their nephew which you can see in the video below. Prince Harry hugs uncle and aunt as he arrives at Invictus Games service  Other members of Harry’s extended family who were in attendance were his cousins George McCorquodale, Ned …

A Right Royal Reunion: Prince Harry’s return to the UK explored

A Right Royal Reunion: Prince Harry’s return to the UK explored

Welcome back to another episode of A Right Royal Podcast! This week, we’re discussing Prince Harry’s trip to the UK – where he was welcomed with open arms by his Invictus Family… but not so much by his royal dad and brother.  Harry has been somewhat estranged from the royal family since the release of his Netflix documentary and memoir Spare, and although the Duke of Sussex offered them both tickets to the event, neither attended. Both the King and the Prince of Wales were also busy with their own events from the day – but Harry looked thrilled to be joined by his maternal aunt and uncle for the special occasion.  LISTEN: Prince Harry gave his dad and brother tickets for Invictus Event In the podcast, our hosts Andrea Caamano and Emmy Griffiths are joined by HELLO!’s Royal Editor Emily Nash, who chatted all about the Duke of Sussex’s visit, as well as ITV News’s Chris Ship, who will also be discussing Harry and Meghan’s trip to Nigeria! © AlamyHarry and Meghan were given quite the …

A Right Royal Return: Prince Harry’s return to the UK explored

A Right Royal Return: Prince Harry’s return to the UK explored

Welcome back to another episode of A Right Royal Podcast! This week, we’re discussing Prince Harry’s trip to the UK – where he was welcomed with open arms by his Invictus Family… but not so much by his royal dad and brother.  Harry has been somewhat estranged from the royal family since the release of his Netflix documentary and memoir Spare, and although the Duke of Sussex offered them both tickets to the event, neither attended. Both the King and the Prince of Wales were also busy with their own events from the day – but Harry looked thrilled to be joined by his maternal aunt and uncle for the special occasion.  LISTEN: Prince Harry gave his dad and brother tickets for Invictus Event In the podcast, our hosts Andrea Caamano and Emmy Griffiths are joined by HELLO!’s Royal Editor Emily Nash, who chatted all about the Duke of Sussex’s visit, as well as ITV News’s Chris Ship, who will also be discussing Harry and Meghan’s trip to Nigeria! © AlamyHarry and Meghan were given quite the …

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touch down in Nigeria after secret reunion in London – LIVE UPDATES

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touch down in Nigeria after secret reunion in London – LIVE UPDATES

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry landed in Nigeria on Friday morning for their three-day tour of the west-African country.  Their arrival comes after the pair reunited at Heathrow Airport in London on Thursday, when the Duchess of Sussex took a solo flight from Los Angeles to meet her husband at the airport’s VIP Windsor Suite.  © Chris JacksonMeghan and Harry are spending three days in Nigeria The couple subsequently boarded a British Airways flight to Abuja, where they later arrived on the invitation of the chief of defence staff.  Meghan wore black trousers and a brown jacket for the journey, while her husband donned a black jacket and trousers. They’re thought to be staying at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja during their trip.  Harry and Meghan’s first stop will be at a school before the Duke meets injured service members at a military hospital in the afternoon. They’ll also attend a training session for charity organisation Nigeria: Unconquered, which collaborates with the Invictus Games, as well as a reception where military families will be honoured. © …

The British Royal Family Tree: a who’s who of the monarchy

The British Royal Family Tree: a who’s who of the monarchy

The House of Windsor formed in 1917 after swapping names from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The royal house has produced five monarchs including the late Queen and our current King, Charles III. The House of Windsor also contains the monarchs’ siblings and their subsequent children that you might not know about, so join HELLO! as we do a deep dive into all the members of the House of Windsor from King Charles to Queen Mary… Family tree © HELLO!The British royal family tree King George V © Print Collector King George V was the founding member of the House of Windsor, changing from the name of the House of Saxe-Coburg during World War I due to its German connotations. George was never supposed to become King, being third in line to the throne when he was born on 3 June 1865. However, following the death of his older brother, Prince Albert, in 1892, he became second in line and acceded to the throne following the death of his father, King Edward VII in …

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share exciting update after UK visit

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share exciting update after UK visit

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released new details about their upcoming trip to Nigeria this month.  The couple will arrive in the African nation on Friday, with their first stop being at a school. The duo will then meet the Chief of Defence Staff before heading to visit injured service personnel in hospital during the afternoon. On Saturday, the Duke and Duchess will attend a training session for Nigeria: Unconquered as well as a reception where military families will be honoured. Meghan is also due to co-host an event of Women in Leadership with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation on Saturday. Their final day will be Sunday, and Harry and Meghan will attend a basketball clinic with Giants of Africa as well as a cultural reception. Their final engagement will them attend a polo fundraiser for Nigeria: Unconquered. You may also likeWATCH: Inside Prince Archie’s life The trip comes just days after the Duke of Sussex marked the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games at St Paul’s Cathedral in …

Prince Harry makes emotional visit ahead of departure from UK – details

Prince Harry makes emotional visit ahead of departure from UK – details

Ahead of his departure to Nigeria, the Duke of Sussex paid a personal visit to a play day hosted by Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which supports the bereaved children of military families. Harry surprised a group of young people aged between eight and 22 at the event and got involved in the games being played, including Edible Races, Flipper Challenge and Bucket Head. The royal, who has seen active military service, also spent time talking to parents at the event and members of Scotty’s Council. You may also likeWATCH: Prince Harry displays sweet family photos in house The father-of-two serves as a global ambassador for the charity, and of the event said: “It was an honour to meet so many of the wonderful families Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports. “I have long believed in the mission of this charity, and I truly believe the work they do to foster community and create space for young people to connect, grieve, but also have fun together is life-changing. I am a huge supporter of their work, and very proud …