Paul Burrell, Diana's former butler, revealed the inside story behind the 'revenge dress'.
Abdul Daqud, who owns Café Diana in Kensington, says he was asked by the royal personally to remove members of the media from his establishment opposite the Kensington Palace gates.
The royal couple have been using their Instagram account in innovative ways since joining in April.
A former royal chef recalls cooking for Prince Charles at an NHS hospital after he broke his arm in 1990.
Life at Kensington Palace was full of ups and downs in the late eighties and early nineties. The royal residence’s key occupants, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, were struggling with a marriage breakdown in the public eye while raising two young children. But, within palace walls, everything was kept as normal as possible. According to Carolyn Robb, the couple’s former chef, the pair were “very professional about everything and kept everything normal for the sake of William and Harry.” Robb, who worked for Diana and Charles in Kensington Palace for eleven years, has nothing but praise for her former employers. In an exclusive interview with royal reporter Omid Scobie for Yahoo UK, Robb talks about what life in the palace was really like for the Wales’. Life was “normal” when the family was at home, recalls Robb: “We had the equipment we needed but it was by no means the latest induction hob.” The kitchen was “the gathering place,” Robb explains. “Everybody popped in and out. There were always other people in the kitchen, usually protection officer drinking cups of tea. And certainly there were occasions, particularly if Princess Diana was at home on her own in the evenings, she’d say: ‘just leave a plate of food in the fridge for me’. I think it was nice for her to be able to just pop into the kitchen and help herself and have things a little more informal at times.” Harry and William would “fly in and out” of the kitchen, hiding from their nannies in the cupboards. “Usually Harry’s giggling gave him away,” says Robb. Robb didn’t just cook for the family: she was responsible for feeding visiting diners, including A-listers such as Elton John, Emma Thompson and Barbara Streisand. She even once cooked for the Dalai Lama during a visit to Kensington Palace.
The Duke of Cambridge's mother was close to the former wife of the country's present prime minister - and visited them in Lahore shortly before her death in 1997.
As Prince Harry returns to Angola, Jill Foster looks back on the moment his mother put her life on the line to highlight the dangers of landmines.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have touched down in South Africa for their first royal tour as a family of three.But well-wishers aren’t just hoping to catch a glimpse of baby Archie, as it’s Meghan Markle’s wardrobe that’s sure to steal the headlines.As per tradition, royal tours give senior members of The Firm a chance to flex their fashion know-how on a global platform from impressive mid-flight outfit changes to lavish state dinner attire.With the need to showcase homegrown design talent and fly the country’s national hues (all while following strict protocol) - packing for a tour is no easy feat.From the Queen’s 1997 New Zealand trip to Princess Diana’s famous Australian stint, these are the most iconic royal tour fashion moments of all time.
Eve Pollard, former editor of the Sunday Mirror and Sunday Express, said a photo of Charles messing around with William and Harry's friends showed how close he was to them.
Article originally published in 2018. When Prince George started school in September 2017, there was much fanfare. All eyes were on the four-year-old royal as he walked through the gates of Thomas’ Battersea, clad in his uniform.There were the same levels of excitement back in 1987, when Prince William waved at the crowds as his mother, the late Princess of Wales, dropped him off at Wetherby School in Notting Hill.Over the decades, the world’s been privy to numerous ‘first days’ the British royal family have experienced. From Prince Charles’ start at Gordonstoun, Scotland, to Prince Harry’s confident beginnings at Mrs. Mynors’ Nursery School in Notting Hill.And now it’s Princess Charlotte’s turn. Tomorrow, the four-year-old daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join George at Thomas’ Battersea.Ahead of Charlotte’s big day, look back on what the rest of the key royals’ first days at nursery, school, college and university looked like.