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  • London: Kate Middleton's impending arrival sets off a baby photo boom

    London: Kate Middleton's impending arrival  sets off a baby photo boom
    The impending birth of Prince William's and Kate Middleton's first child has set off a boom of another sort as businesses throughout England cash in with baby-related merchandise and activities. The Athenaeum Hotel in London is extending its own very...
  • Peter Morgan has an 'Audience' with the queen

    Peter Morgan has an 'Audience' with the queen
    Peter Morgan answered his cellphone Friday but said right away that it wasn't a good time to talk. The Oscar-nominated writer of the 2006 movie "The Queen" explained in a polite but hurried manner that he was in a car en route to London's Gielgud Theatre,...
  • Naomi Watts says she was 'terrified' to play Princess Diana

    Naomi Watts says she was 'terrified' to play Princess Diana
    Naomi Watts has played real women before: outed CIA agent Valerie Plame in "Fair Game," the mother Maria from the tsunami tragedy film "The Impossible." But none have been more visible than her role as Princess Diana in the upcoming movie "Diana" from...
  • Queen Elizabeth II portrait vandalized at Westminster Abbey

    Queen Elizabeth II portrait vandalized at Westminster Abbey
    A portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that was commissioned to mark her 60 years on the throne has been defaced at Westminster Abbey in London. The painting, created by artist Ralph Heimans, has been taken down from public viewing. A statement...
  • Duchess of Cambridge pretty in pink at Trooping of Colour

    Duchess of Cambridge pretty in pink at Trooping of Colour
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, made her last formal public appearance for awhile Saturday at the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. The duchess henceforth plans to withdraw to await the birth of her first...
  • Britain's Prince Philip in hospital for 'exploratory' surgery

    Britain's Prince Philip in hospital for 'exploratory' surgery
    LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II's husband has been admitted to a London hospital for an exploratory operation, Buckingham Palace said Thursday. The palace said the operation on 91-year-old Prince Philip, which will take place Friday, was preplanned...
  • Entertainment One acquires Naomi Watts as 'Diana'

    Entertainment One acquires Naomi Watts as 'Diana'
    Entertainment One acquired the U.S. rights to distribute the film “Diana,” starring Naomi Watts. The film, which will premiere in the U.K. in September, will hit U.S. theaters this year. Oliver Hirschbiegel, who was nominated for an...
  • Prince Harry plays football, honors war veterans on U.S. visit

    Prince Harry plays football, honors war veterans on U.S. visit
    Prince Harry has a future in American football if that whole royal heir/third in line to the throne thing doesn't work out. The young royal set out on his U.S. visit over last week and, over the weekend, he partook in a very  American pastime: football....
  • Queen Elizabeth: Should she stay or should she go?

    Queen Elizabeth: Should she stay or should she go?
    So here’s the real question about the Tuesday ceremony in Amsterdam in which Queen Beatrix abdicated and passed the robe (they don’t wear crowns) to her son, Willem-Alexander, who just turned 46: Did Britain's Prince Charles, who was in...
  • Princess Diana museum to close, contents go to sons William, Harry

    Princess Diana museum to close, contents go to sons William, Harry
    The museum dedicated to Princess Diana will close next year and her sons Prince William and Prince Harry will be taking possession of her belongings. Diana left personal items to her brother, Earl Spencer, to be "looked after" until her sons turned 30....
  • The Week Ahead: A king at last, Obama to Mexico, Malaysia divided

    The Week Ahead: A king at last, Obama to Mexico, Malaysia divided
    A man takes charge in the House of Orange-Nassau Tuesday, April 30 -– Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands becomes king, the first male head of state in 123 years. The 46-year-old heir to the throne will inherit the crown, scepter and...