House of Windsor http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25849/all en William and Kate's British royal baby due in July http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/william-and-kates-british-royal-baby-due-july <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The baby of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate is expected in July, the prince's office said on Monday.</p> <p>The pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge, 31, was revealed in December when she was admitted to hospital for three days, suffering from severe morning sickness.</p> <p>"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in July," the prince's office said in a statement, which also refutes speculation that Kate could be carrying twins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/william-and-kates-british-royal-baby-due-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people House of Windsor Kate Middleton Royalty Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:45:32 +0000 5734090 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-William and Kate's British royal baby due in July http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-william-and-kates-british-royal-baby-due-july <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting a baby in July, the prince's office announced on Monday, ending speculation that the Duchess of Cambridge may be having twins.</p> <p>Press and public interest in their first baby will be huge, with particular focus on gender now that the government is passing legislation changing historic rules of succession to ensure the baby will become third in line to the British throne behind William no matter whether it is a girl or boy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-william-and-kates-british-royal-baby-due-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people House of Windsor Human Interest Kate Middleton Religion Royalty Social Issues William Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:15:41 +0000 5734129 at http://www.globalpost.com British royals condemn Italian mag for Kate baby bump pics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/british-royals-condemn-italian-mag-kate-baby-bump-pics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's royal family on Tuesday expressed disappointment after an Italian magazine said it would print paparazzi pictures of Prince William's wife Catherine showing her pregnant belly.</p> <p>St James's Palace said the move by Chi magazine, which is owned by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, breached the royal couple's right to privacy.</p> <p>"We are disappointed that photographs of the Duke and Duchess on a private holiday look likely to be published overseas," a St James's Palace spokeswoman said in a statement to AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/british-royals-condemn-italian-mag-kate-baby-bump-pics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Windsor Kate Middleton Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Singles Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:30:31 +0000 5753785 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian magazine says Kate bump pictures 'beautiful' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/australian-magazine-says-kate-bump-pictures-beautiful <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Australian women's magazine Wednesday defended its decision to publish pictures of a bikini-clad Duchess of Cambridge which show her baby bump, saying they were a "beautiful" set of images.</p> <p>Woman's Day is set to run shots of Prince William's wife Catherine taken while the royal couple were holidaying on the Caribbean island of Mustique in their next edition out Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/australian-magazine-says-kate-bump-pictures-beautiful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> House of Windsor Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Singles AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:32:41 +0000 5754266 at http://www.globalpost.com Magazine promises pregnant Kate photos, angering UK royals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/magazine-promises-pregnant-kate-photos-angering-uk-royals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Italian magazine to run pictures of pregnant Kate in bikini</p> <p>* Royal spokesman: "Clear breach of right to privacy"</p> <p>* Follows controversial topless pictures last year</p> <p>By Peter Griffiths</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - An Italian magazine said on Tuesday it will publish pictures of a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge wearing a bikini on holiday in the Caribbean, angering the British royal family and reigniting a debate over privacy and freedom of the press.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/magazine-promises-pregnant-kate-photos-angering-uk-royals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people British princesses by marriage Disaster House of Windsor Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:46:48 +0000 5754468 at http://www.globalpost.com Pregnant Kate's "rounded belly" pictures make a splash overseas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/pregnant-kates-rounded-belly-pictures-make-splash-overseas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Antonella Ciancio</p> <p>MILAN, Feb 13 (Reuters) - An Italian magazine ignored the protests of Britain's royal family on Wednesday to publish pictures of Prince William's pregnant wife Kate in a blue bikini on a private island.</p> <p>The gossip magazine Chi, owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, defended its decision to splash pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge showing off her "rounded belly" by implying they were taken in public.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/pregnant-kates-rounded-belly-pictures-make-splash-overseas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people British princesses by marriage Disaster House of Windsor Kate Middleton Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:15:36 +0000 5754840 at http://www.globalpost.com Off with her head: UK author slams 'plastic' Kate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/her-head-uk-author-slams-plastic-kate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British novelist Hilary Mantel faced a right royal row on Tuesday after describing Prince William's wife Catherine as a "shop window mannequin" with a "plastic smile" whose only purpose is to breed.</p> <p>Prime Minister David Cameron criticised the double Booker Prize-winning author's comments as "completely wrong" while Britain's patriotic press leapt to the defence of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/her-head-uk-author-slams-plastic-kate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Disaster Hilary Mantel House of Windsor Prince William, Duke of Cambridge AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:45:50 +0000 5759919 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-British author attacks "plastic" princess Kate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-british-author-attacks-plastic-princess-kate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Top UK author Hilary Mantel compares Kate Middleton to mannequin</p> <p>* Says "painfully thin" princess's only job is to provide heir</p> <p>* Prime Minister Cameron says Mantel is "completely wrong"</p> <p>* Mantel examined role of royal women over the centuries (Adds Cameron; royal visit; public reaction)</p> <p>By Clare Hutchison and Peter Griffiths</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/update-1-british-author-attacks-plastic-princess-kate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Entertainment Hilary Mantel House of Windsor Royalty Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:30:42 +0000 5759960 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten 'iconic' Princess Diana dresses up for auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/ten-iconic-princess-diana-dresses-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten dresses belonging to Britain's late Princess Diana, including a gown she famously wore while dancing with actor John Travolta, are to be sold in London next month, an auction house said Wednesday.</p> <p>The collection, due to go under the hammer on March 19, is believed to be worth at least £600,000 ($919,000, 687,000 euros), a spokeswoman for Kerry Taylor Auctions told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/ten-iconic-princess-diana-dresses-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Entertainment Environment Health House of Windsor Politics AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:15:46 +0000 5761266 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten 'iconic' Princess Diana dresses up for auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/ten-iconic-princess-diana-dresses-auction-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten dresses belonging to Britain's late Princess Diana, including a gown she famously wore while dancing with actor John Travolta, are to be sold in London next month, an auction house said Wednesday.</p> <p>The collection, due to go under the hammer on March 19, is believed to be worth at least £600,000 ($919,000, 687,000 euros), a spokeswoman for Kerry Taylor Auctions told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/ten-iconic-princess-diana-dresses-auction-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Entertainment Environment Health House of Windsor Politics AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:45:55 +0000 5761414 at http://www.globalpost.com British queen leaves hospital after 24-hour stay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/british-queen-leaves-hospital-after-24-hour-stay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiled as she left a London hospital on Monday following a 24-hour stay, having been assessed for gastroenteritis symptoms.</p> <p>It was the first time in 10 years that the 86-year-old monarch had been admitted to hospital. The illness forced her to call off a visit to Rome this week, which would have been her first overseas trip since October 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/british-queen-leaves-hospital-after-24-hour-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government House of Windsor Human Interest Politics AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:52:07 +0000 5772935 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's Kate says baby kicking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/britains-kate-says-baby-kicking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine told well-wishers her baby had been kicking as she visited Britain's main fishing port on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, told crowds in Grimsby that the baby, due in July, had been moving about "very much".</p> <p>Her baby bump was visible beneath her coat as she toured the seaport on the River Humber estuary on England's east coast.</p> <p>Bobbie Brown, a 42-year-old shop worker, waited for more than three hours to see Kate, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/britains-kate-says-baby-kicking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people House of Windsor Royalty AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:46:14 +0000 5774168 at http://www.globalpost.com Is it a princess? Britain's Kate hints at daughter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/it-princess-britains-kate-hints-at-daughter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) - The wife of Britain's Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, might have accidentally revealed the sex of her unborn child during a conversation with a well-wisher, hinting that the future monarch could be a girl.</p> <p>When presented with a white teddy bear on a trip to Grimsby in northern England, a woman in the crowd said Kate appeared to hint that she was expecting a daughter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/it-princess-britains-kate-hints-at-daughter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people House of Windsor Human Interest Royalty Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:30:39 +0000 5774818 at http://www.globalpost.com British novelist Mantel defends Kate comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/british-novelist-mantel-defends-kate-comments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British novelist Hilary Mantel on Thursday defended her much-criticised comments about Prince William's wife Catherine, saying that she "meant nothing but good to her".</p> <p>Prime Minister David Cameron waded in the row which erupted last month when Mantel described Catherine as a "shop window mannequin" with a "plastic smile" whose only purpose is to breed.</p> <p>He called the double Booker Prize-winning author's comments as "completely wrong", while Britain's patriotic press leapt to the defence of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/british-novelist-mantel-defends-kate-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people British princesses by marriage Hilary Mantel House of Windsor AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:16:30 +0000 5776666 at http://www.globalpost.com Diana dresses raise over £850,000 at London sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/diana-dresses-raise-over-850000-at-london-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten dresses owned by Princess Diana, including the one worn when she danced with actor John Travolta at a White House dinner, sold for £862,800 at a London auction on Tuesday. </p> <p>The most iconic item -- the strapless dark blue velvet gown worn at a 1985 dinner thrown by US president Ronald Reagan in honour of the Prince and Princess of Wales -- raised £240,000 (281,000 euros, $363.000).</p> <p>It was immortalised in the photographs of Diana dancing with Travolta to the song "You Should be Dancing" from his film "Saturday Night Fever".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/diana-dresses-raise-over-850000-at-london-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Business Diana, Princess of Wales Disaster Environment Health House of Windsor Politics AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:47:47 +0000 5788244 at http://www.globalpost.com