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William Finally Addresses the Rumor Mill, Sort of

Prince's rep issues a brief statement in response to Kate Middleton's absence as mystery continues

(Newser) - A recent Kate Middleton sighting has done little to ease the whispers since she had abdominal surgery for an unknown condition in January. Now, her husband is finally speaking out, kind of, on the rumors and speculation.
  • The statement: Prince William's spokesperson kept it short and sweet, per People
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Confusion Over UK Army's Claim About Kate Middleton

It said she would appear at military event, then backtracked

(Newser) - The British army sparked a bit of a furor when it posted on its website that Kate, the Princess of Wales, would make an appearance related to its annual Trooping the Colour event celebrating the monarch's birthday—then sparked even more of a furor when it removed the claim....

Princess Kate Seen in Public for First Time This Year

She was passenger in SUV, with mom driving

(Newser) - The Princess of Wales was seen in public Monday for the first time in more than two months. Britain's Princess Kate, whose absence from the public eye led to plenty of rumors and conspiracy theories , was seen in the passenger seat of a black Audi SUV being driven near...

As Tongues Wag Over Kate, Palace Chides the Rumor Mill

Following her mysterious surgery, a Prince William schedule change ramps up speculation

(Newser) - Kensington Palace on Thursday put the kibosh on conspiracy theories surrounding Kate Middleton's continued absence from public life. "Kensington Palace made it clear in January the timelines of the princess' recovery and we'd only be providing significant updates. That guidance stands," a spokesperson for the Princess...

Court: Prince Harry's Security Was Legitimately Yanked

Decision to grant security on case-by-case basis was fair and justified, High Court rules

(Newser) - Prince Harry was not improperly stripped of his publicly funded security detail during visits to Britain after he gave up his status as a working member of the royal family and moved to the US, a London judge ruled Wednesday, per the AP . Justice Peter Lane said in the High...

Prince Harry Talks Charles, Becoming an American

Younger royal brother concedes, 'I have considered it,' in regard to becoming a US citizen

(Newser) - Prince William has already spoken out about King Charles' cancer diagnosis , but Prince Harry has been staying mum, even after his visit to the UK earlier this month to see their father after the king's condition was announced. Now, the younger royal brother is also addressing Charles III, though...

Prince William Addresses King Charles' Cancer Diagnosis

The royal had not yet spoken out publicly since illness was announced

(Newser) - Prince William spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since his father's cancer diagnosis was announced. It was also William's first day returning to royal duties since his wife, Kate, underwent abdominal surgery for an undisclosed (but noncancerous) condition. "I'd like to take this opportunity to...

Charles' Cancer Diagnosis Has Royals on 'Thin Ground'

BBC notes that many family members have removed themselves from public duties

(Newser) - People reports that Prince Harry will return to the UK within the next few days as his father, King Charles, is undergoing treatment for cancer . Charles is understood to have personally informed both Harry and his brother, Prince William, of his diagnosis, as well as his three siblings, Princess...

Charles, Kate Get Sprung From Hospital

The London Clinic has a decided dearth of royals after Monday

(Newser) - King Charles III on Monday was discharged from a private London clinic after undergoing a "corrective procedure" for an enlarged prostate. The 75-year-old monarch was admitted to the London Clinic, where the Princess of Wales, his daughter-in-law, recently had abdominal surgery. Charles, who ascended the throne 16 months ago,...

Not a Good Day for the Royals
Not a Good Day for the Royals

Not a Good Day for the Royals

On heels of announcement that Kate's in the hospital, Charles will undergo prostate treatment

(Newser) - Following very closely on the news that the Princess of Wales is recovering from an abdominal procedure and will likely stay two weeks in the hospital comes the news that the UK's monarch will soon be undergoing more than just a routine checkup himself. As the BBC and AP...

Man 'Fueled by Greed' Hears His Fate for Fake Royal Artifact

He gets 12 months' community service after trying to sell walking stick he said belonged to Elizabeth

(Newser) - A 26-year-old man who tried to sell what he claimed was a walking stick used by the late Queen Elizabeth II has been sentenced for defrauding eBay buyers. Dru Marshall, from Hampshire in southern England, claimed he was a senior footman at Windsor Castle and that the proceeds from the...

King Charles Tweaks Tradition With Christmas Message

He stands next to the palace's first live tree, a nod to his push for the environment

(Newser) - Updated with details from the address. King Charles III gave his second Christmas message from Buckingham Palace in front of a live tree with sustainable ornaments—a nod to his environmental ambitions. The tree itself marks a break from royal tradition because it's the first such address featuring a...

Kate, William Ignore Questions on Endgame Book

'Did you watch the Piers Morgan show last night, Your Royal Highnesses?'

(Newser) - The Prince and Princess of Wales brushed off reporters' questions about alleged racist remarks when they arrived at a glitzy London event Thursday night. A day earlier, Piers Morgan told viewers that in the Dutch translation of journalist Omid Scobie's book Endgame, King Charles III and Princess Kate were...

Morgan Names Royals Who Made Alleged Racist Comments

Book says King Charles, Kate Middleton made remark on skin color of Harry, Meghan's unborn son

(Newser) - More than two years ago, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, made reference during an interview with Oprah Winfrey about "concerns and conversations" with the royal family about how dark the skin of their then-unborn son Archie would be when he emerged, fueling plenty of rumors about who...

In Part of England, the King Profits From People's Deaths

Monarch's property estate receives funds from those who die without wills, next of kin

(Newser) - The deaths of thousands of people in parts of England have increased the personal wealth of King Charles III, according to a Guardian investigation that might persuade many people—especially those opposed to the monarchy—to write wills. In most of England and Wales, the assets of people who die...

Kate Middleton's Tiara Had Royal Fans Gawking

It hasn't been seen in public since the 1930s

(Newser) - The British royals welcomed South Korea's president and first lady to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night, but some royal watchers had their eyes trained on Kate Middleton—or, more precisely, the top of her head. Page Six reports the Princess of Wales donned the Strathmore Rose Tiara, which was...

He's the First Jailed for Treason in the UK in 40 Years

Jaswant Singh Chail, who sought to kill the queen, will remain in a hospital for now

(Newser) - A young man who plotted to assassinate members of the British royal family as revenge for a century-old massacre by British troops was handed nine years in prison Tuesday in what the BBC reports is the UK's "first treason case for 40 years." A masked Jaswant Singh...

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A Find Like This Comes 'Once in a Generation'

Long-lost work by old master Artemisia Gentileschi rediscovered in palace storage

(Newser) - England's King Charles I owned seven paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th-century Italian artist born to a father who associated with the famous realist painter Caravaggio. She is now considered "one of the finest artists of her era, up there with Caravaggio," per ARTNews , but unfortunately for...

Queen Camilla Proves Table Tennis Isn't Her Thing

French first lady Brigitte Macron didn't do too well, either, in her match against King Charles III's wife

(Newser) - The British royals have historically been known for their hunting, polo, and horseback-riding skills. Not typically on that list of specialties: table tennis, though Queen Camilla did her darnedest Thursday as she faced off against France's first lady. The Guardian notes that Camilla and her husband, King Charles III,...

On Anniversary of Death, King Shares Unreleased Queen Pic

Charles III, Queen Camilla also held prayer service for Elizabeth II near Balmoral

(Newser) - Friday marks one year since the death of Queen Elizabeth II , and the royal family has circulated a never-before-released portrait of the late monarch in commemoration. "We recall with great affection her long life, devoted service, and all she meant to so many of us," King Charles III...

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