New BBC program 'Helicopter Rescue' shows Wills in action
Prince William looks set to be the accidental star of a new program on the BBC entitled Helicopter Rescue which will show the working day of Flight Lieutenant Wales and some of the missions that he is called out on.
In a teaser for the programme ahead of its broadcast on April 8, Flt Lt Wales is shown flying a Sea King helicopter on a rescue mission to a slate quarry in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
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NJ governor tells radio show there will be no repeat of Vegas antics
If anyone can, Chris Christe can.
The famously corpulent and blunt-speaking governor of New Jersey has sworn he will keep Prince Harry under control during his visit to the state, and that there will be no repeat of the Las Vegas antics last year that saw naked photos of Harry plastered all over the world's newspapers.
Christie told a local radio station today that Harry's grandmother could be assured he would keep a firm grip on the ginger terror while he was visiting New Jersey.
We hope he's not planning a body slam.
Should Jacintha have been answering the phone?
The family of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who was found dead after taking a prank call from two Australian radio DJs targeting the Duchess of Cambridge have spoken of the "terrible grief" they are still enduring as a result of her death.
Mrs Saldanha, 45, was found dead in her nurse's lodgings at the King Edward VII hospital in London in December, three days after putting through a call from the 2Day FM hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who were pretending to be the Queen and the Prince of Wales.
According to a report in today's Guardian, Saldanha's husband, Benedict Barboza, daughter Lisha, 14, and son Junal, 17, today attended a pre-inquest hearing at Westminster coroner's court. The actual inquest is to be held on May 2nd.
Is this what the royal sprogs will look like in years to come?
Prince Harry is coming back to America, but don't expect to see him shirtless again, as this time Vegas is not on the schedule
Cancel all police leave!
Prince Harry is coming back to the United States next month, on a trip that takes in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Denver and Colorado.
No, Las Vegas is not on the itinerary, so don't expect to see him shirtless again, folks. Chris Christie has already said he will be making sure he doesn't get up to mischief in NJ.
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Kate impersonator get prosthetic bump in ‘various sizes’
Being a royal lookalike is a precarious position at best, but Kate's number one impersonator, Heidi Agan has now started wearing a 'false bump' to give the impression she is pregnant.
The 32-year-old former waitress quit a low-paid job and has spent the past 10 months as the Duchess of Cambridge's double, earning up to $1000 a day.
Now she has had a "bump made in various sizes" to look as convincing as possible.
Heidi from Corby, Northamptonshire told the BBC: "As Kate grows I will too - to be authentic I thought it was important.
William Sitwell defends his new signing
The editor of Waitrose magazine, William Sitwell, has defended his decision to sign up Pippa Middleton, 29, as the new face of the magazine, and suggested that critics might be motivated by simple jealousy at her sweet new gig.
He told Siren FM, a community radio station in Lincoln, on Thursday, in remarks reported in the Daily Express, “The first column comes out next week so we can expect the usual flurry of abuse from newspapers and food bloggers who are jealous that they haven’t got columns.
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“In the mix of the magazine, her stuff is fantastic. She’s there alongside Yotam Ottolenghi and some other up-and-coming chefs like Ben Tish from Salt Yard.
“You’ll still see an array of talent that we use. She’s done her very first series as an Asian-themed Friday night feast and I think people will enjoy it. When people see the work that she’s doing, they’ll calm down.
“I think there’s a lot of catty talk about Pippa Middleton. They think that for some reason she’s cashing in on her sister’s fame but, you know, the girl needs to earn a living and she’s got a talent to cook."
William and Kate need to find a new security chief after shock resignation
is it really that bad working for the royal family?
Prince William and Kate Middleton were said to be 'surprised and upset' today after their chief bodyguard quit to go and run security for a private contractor at the UK's most famous high-security psychiatric hospital.
Yes, you would imagine that surprised would cover it.
According to the Daily Mirror, chief Inspector John Hourihan will leave the glamour and celebrity of working for the young royals to head up security at Broadmoor. Instead of rubbing shoulders with celebrity and royalty, he'll now be hanging out with dangerous folks with severe personality disorders, like Moors murderer Ian Brady.
Pippa Middleton has parted company with her literary agent following the lacklustre reception to her first book.
Some mean British newspapers are rushing to declare that Pippa has been dropped, but the Royalist hears from publishing sources that is over-simplifying it. In fact, its more to do with there being no new Pippa book sale on the cards.
Her agent David Godwin told the Mail's Richard Kay: “I am very sorry it has happened, but yes, it is true: I no longer represent Pippa and I wish her every good luck.”
From April, Pippa will pen a column called Pippa’s Friday Night Feasts for British supermarket Waitrose's magazine.
Former director of English National Ballet admits asking dancer if it was 'the right time', denies making demands.
A former director of the English National Ballet and confidant of Diana, Princess of Wales, has admitted that he asked a pregnant ballerina to consider having an abortion.
Daria Klimentova, 41, who remains principal dancer at the company, says in her new autobiography that when she told Derek Deane about her pregnancy he asked her: “Are you going to keep it?"
Daria Klimentova (top) and Zdenek Konvalina of the English national Ballet perform Apollo as part of Beyond Ballet Russes (Ian Gavan / Getty Images)
She says that Mr Deane, the former director of the English National Ballet - a notoriously demanding choreographer who was a friend of both Diana, Princess of Wales, and Princess Margaret - made it clear her pregnancy was 'an inconvenience'.
A 47-year-old man has been arrested for breach of the peace after running at Prince Charles's car ahead of the Archbishop's enthronement today.
The dramatic scenes unfolded as the heir to the throne arrived at the installation of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby.
The alarming incident recalled scenes in November 2012 when Charles and Camilla had white paint thrown over their official car by protestors.
Charles and Camilla after today's service (Bethany Clarke / Getty Images)
Personal vote of confidence in her grandson
Prince William has received another public vote of confidence from his grandmother and has been made a Personal Aide-de-Camp to The Queen.
The Duke of Cambridge's honorary appointment was detailed in the Court Circular and The Duke wore the insignia of the position for the first time at the St Patrick's Day parade for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, where Kate got her high heels stuck in a grating and expressed a preference for a male son.
The honour goes back to Queen Victoria, who was the first to institute the appointment of a small group of personal Aides-de-Camp (ADC) positions, with one of the earliest holders being Prince Louis of Battenberg.
Charles is also a Personal Aide-de-Camp to the monarch, and the Duke of Edinburgh was made Personal Aide-de-Camp by The Queen's father, King George VI.
Outing also sends message that Queen is fully recovered from bug
Thr Royalist was always taught to stand up and offer one's seat to a pregnant lady when on public transport, but there's a problem.
How do you tell if the woman in question is pregnant, or just fat?
Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at Baker Street underground station in London for a visit to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, on March 20, 2013. (Neil P. Mockford/FilmMagic, via Getty)
The star lot was the Edelstein gown Diana wore when she danced with Travolta at the White House.
The dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, when she danced with John Travolta at a White House state dinner was sold at auction for $360,000 last night to an anonymous bidder, who said he wanted to surprise his wife with a special gift. The stunning off-the-shoulder, midnight blue velvet gown, designed by Victor Edelstein, was worn by Diana as she was spun around the White House dance floor by Travolta during a visit to the U.S. in 1985.
Catherine Walker Burgundy sheath worn for a state visit to Korea in 1992: sold for $75,000. (Simon Burchell)
The resulting image is one of the most celebrated pictures of the glamorous and vivacious Diana at the peak of her fame.
The Edelstein gown was the star lot in a sale of 10 of Diana’s dresses at vintage fashion auctioneers Kerry Taylor Auctions in London, which raised more than $1.2 million last night, reflecting the extraordinary renewed interest in the British royal family since the marriage of William and Kate.
Kate showed off her growing baby bump on a public engagement today
Hard to believe she is almost six months pregnant, isn't it?
But the world got its first proper view of Kate's baby bump today when she wore a short cream jacket by British label Goat as she and William made a public appearance at a charity which supports bereaved children.
For once, Kate did without the long coats she has worn of late to hide her pregnancy, happy to show off her growing baby bump.
William's mother Diana supported the charity, Child Bereavement UK, and founder Julia Samuel said today: "I am so grateful for William's support and proud of him for speaking so openly about the effect that losing his mother has had on him. It sounds so trite to say, but I know Diana would have been so proud of him too."
Sixty years and hardly a slip.