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Almost 20 Years Later, 7 Reasons Why We Still Mourn Princess Diana

August 3rd, 2014 2:00pm EDT
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Just after midnight on August 31, 1997, a car carrying Diana Princess of Wales, and her fiancé Dodi Fayed crashed in a Paris tunnel. The paparazzi were blamed, the royal family was said to be involved, even international terrorists were rumored to have had a hand in this tragedy. Regardless of who or what was to blame for tragedy, the death of Princess Diana took away a sense of innocence in celebrity and history that the public at large still mourns to this day. Although it is almost 20 years after, here are 7 reasons why we still mourn the loss of the "People's Princess."

7. Diana Tu...
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Royal Rumors – Windsors Create Perfect Firestorm Around the World

May 26th, 2014 10:17am EDT
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The House of Windsor is at it again! Prince Charles and the Cambridges have yet again caused a flurry of scandal and additional work for royal courtiers. Prince Charles has caused a perfect diplomatic storm when he recently compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, due to President Putin’s recent territorial annexation of the Ukraine to Russia! Meanwhile, Duchess Kate of Cambridge has been facing trepidation over the knowledge that a photo of her bare buttocks is at the moment subject to a bidding war between private buyers! The alleged photo is of Kate’s bare bottom is fro...
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Royal Roundup: Prince Charles Ordered To Show Government Correspondence and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attack Press Photographers

March 22nd, 2014 7:52pm EDT
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Prince Charles has been ordered to make his correspondence with various politicians public! The Guardian Newspaper filed a motion in the British courts to have Prince Charles forced to make possible involvement in politics public and make his letters available to the British (and international) media for publishing! The Prince is a notoriously opinionated royal and has never made his opinions on a variety of issues a secret. There have been requests for disclosure of his correspondence in the past, but the ironically fiercely private prince has guarded his responses from government official...
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Anticipation Builds For The Royal Baby

July 12th, 2013 2:48pm EDT
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Photographers have been busy setting up ladders and chairs and jockeying for the best position outside of St. Mary's Hospital in London in preparation for the new addition to England's Royal Family.

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are expecting their first child any day now, and despite no official announcement, Middleton's due date is believed to be very soon. Some say it's July 13; while Kate's mom, Carole Middleton, has reportedly said that the baby's zodiac sign will be Leo, according to to the UK's Mirror -- which means the little prince or princess...
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Will.i.am Donates $800,000 To Prince Charles' Charity

June 21st, 2012 12:36pm EDT
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Rapper Will.i.am has handed $800,000 of his fee from appearing on Britain's The Voice to Charles, Prince Of Wales' charity.

The Black Eyed Peas star served as a mentor on the reality show earlier this year, but rather than keep his wages, he's donated the cash to The Prince's Trust to fund a technology program for young people.

The rapper says, "As a judge on The Voice, the people of the U.K. have welcomed me into their sitting rooms week after week and I feel very much at home here. Working with The Prince's Trust, I am joining the mission to help transform the lives of disadvantaged y...
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Kate Middleton Makes First Solo Public Appearances While Prince William Is Away

March 4th, 2012 9:00am EST
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Less than a year since Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge, she's winning hearts – and heartfelt admiration – as she steps confidently out into the royal spotlight for the first time without Prince William's steady guidance. In this week's issue of PEOPLE, Kate makes her first solo royal appearances, where she charms and impresses, proving to be a bright new jewel in the royal crown. The warm smile; the quick laugh; the steady, connected gaze – this commoner turned princess is showing that she's better than good at her job.

While William serves a six-week stint with the Royal ...
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Colin Firth Lands CBE Honor

January 26th, 2012 11:24am EST
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The King's Speech star Colin Firth came face-to-face with a real-life prince on Thursday as he was honored with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) medal at Buckingham Palace in London.

The actor was the guest of honor at Queen Elizabeth II's royal residence, where he was recognized for his services to drama.

He was given the award by the monarch's son, Charles, Prince of Wales.

Firth was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife Livia, who had earlier 'tweeted' a picture of the couple in their smart clothes ahead of the prize giving.

And in a post on her blog for Vog...
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Prince Philip Recovering After Emergency Surgery

December 24th, 2011 2:47pm EST
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British royal Prince Philip is recovering in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery to treat a blocked coronary artery.

Queen Elizabeth II's 90-year-old husband was airlifted by helicopter from Sandringham Palace to Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, England on Friday night after complaining about chest pains.

The Duke of Edinburgh was fitted with a coronary stent during the "minimally invasive" operation.

The Queen, 85, visited the Duke in hospital early on Saturday, accompanied by their daughter Princess Anne, and sons Princes Edward and Andrew.

Prince Charles and his wife, Cam...
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Princess Diana's Wedding Dress Heads To America

October 26th, 2011 3:27pm EDT
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Diana, Princess Of Wales' wedding dress is to be put on display during a special exhibit in Connecticut.

The iconic gown and diamond tiara the late royal wore when she exchanged vows with Prince Charles in 1981 will be featured at the Foxwoods Resort Casino as part of the Diana, A Celebration collection.

The exhibit will also feature the beloved royal's home movies, rare photos, family heirlooms, personal mementos and designer outfits, which are currently on loan from her family's Althorp estate.

The exhibit will run until January 15th.
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Princess Diana Blockbuster In The Works?

October 5th, 2011 12:55pm EDT
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The man behind The Madness Of King George is planning a big budget movie about the breakdown of Diana, Princess Of Wales' marriage to Prince Charles.

Producer Stephen Evans, who worked on the 1994 historical hit, as well as period pieces Twelfth Night and The Wings of the Dove, has set his sights on creating the first feature film about the beloved late royal since her death in 1997.

The $50 million movie will focus on the time leading up to the princess' divorce from the heir to the British throne in 1996, according to Britain's Guardian newspaper.

Crime novelist Philip Kerr is onboa...
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Prince Charles Attends Wedding Of Steve Winwood's Daughter

September 11th, 2011 7:30pm EDT
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Rock legend Steve Winwood beamed with pride as he gave away his daughter at a star-studded wedding on Saturday.

The singer watched as his daughter Mary-Clare married entrepreneur Ben Elliott at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Northleach, England.

The couple shared its happy day with singer Jamie Cullum and his wife Sophie Dahl as well as members of Britain's royal family - guests included Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, whose son Tom Parker Bowles was best man.

The bride and groom became engaged on a trip to India in March.
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Prince William & Kate Move Into Their New Home (Photos)

July 20th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, have moved into Kensington Palace in London. William lived there as a child with his brother Harry, father Charles, and mother Princess Diana.

The palace has been refurbished for the newlyweds, who celebrate their three-month anniversary on July 29. But they're only taking over a tiny part of the residence. They'll live in an apartment with two bedrooms and one bathroom.

The couple recently completed a whirlwind tour of Canada and Los Angeles.
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Remembering Princess Diana On What Would Have Been Her 50th Birthday (Photos)

July 1st, 2011 8:30am EDT
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Happy Birthday to Princess Diana, who would have turned 50 today. In addition to her tumultous relationship with ex-husband Prince Charles, her keen eye for fashion, and her offspring Princes William and Harry, she is also remembered for her charity work.

Begining in the 1980s, Diana devoted her time to numerous organizations, including less popular charities catering to AIDS and leprosy. She also aided homeless youth, drug addicts, and the elderly.

Perhaps one of the most famous images of Diana was taken while she supported the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Her work resulted...
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David Beckham Crowned Best-Dressed British Star

June 13th, 2011 8:07am EDT
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David Beckham has topped a poll to find the most stylish male star in the U.K., while British royal Prince William was crowned the country's worst dressed.

Soccer ace Beckham came top in a survey of British fans, who named him the most fashionable celebrity male, ahead of Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson.

Meanwhile, newlywed Prince William was slated for his uninspiring uniform of shirts and jackets.

A spokesperson for retail chain Peacocks, which conducted the poll, says, "William should be more adventurous."

William's father, Prince Charles, was also listed in the Top 10 worst-dress...
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Stars Honor 'Idol' Creator Simon Fuller For His Walk Of Fame Honor

May 21st, 2011 10:30am EDT
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Annie Lennox and Jennifer Lopez have both taken out full page ads in the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter to congratulate Simon Fuller on his upcoming Hollywood Walk of Fame honor.

The British music mogul will unveil his star on Monday.

The trade paper also features tributes to the man behind "American Idol" and the Spice Girls from Prince Charles, former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Lisa Marie Presley, Lennox and Victoria and David Beckham.

Prince Charles calls Fuller "a great entrepreneur who is a genius of creativity and marketing," adding, "He has helped me stage several fund...
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Prince William & Princess Catherine Kiss Twice On Buckingham Palace Balcony (Photo)

April 29th, 2011 8:51am EDT
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Royal newlyweds Prince William and Catherine Middleton thrilled fans by kissing twice on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following their wedding on Friday.

The couple - who are now officially the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - appeared on the terrace alongside Queen Elizabeth II and relatives of the bride and groom 90 minutes after their nuptials at London's Westminster Abbey.

As hundreds of thousands of flag-waving well-wishers converged outside the palace gates and on The Mall below, the prince sparked a deafening cheer as he leaned in and kissed his blushing bride on the lips. Two mi...
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Royal Couple Prince William & Kate Middleton Wed As World Watches (See Photos)

April 29th, 2011 8:12am EDT
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Royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton sealed their love on Friday by exchanging vows in front of a worldwide audience of two billion. The second-in-line to the British throne and his long-term sweetheart became husband and wife in a traditional ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey.

The couple, who began dating in 2003 after they met while studying at university, married in front of a hushed congregation of 1,900 guests, including Britain's royal family, 50 foreign heads of state from across the world, and an array of close friends and showbiz pals.

Outside the abbey, an estim...
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Kate Middleton Will Do Her Own Make-Up For Royal Wedding

April 28th, 2011 10:18pm EDT
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Bride-to-be Kate Middleton has opted to do her own make-up on her royal wedding day.

The future princess, who will wed Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London on Friday, has elected to forgo the special treatment after receiving one-on-one lessons with a famed London make-up artist.

Middleton's wedding planner, Mark Niemierko, tells PEOPLE.com, "I heard that Arabella Preston was called in by a mutual friend of hers and Kate's. She's had about three or four lessons with Kate at her private flat in Chelsea and has also gone, very privately to Clarence House.

"Arabella was supposed to...
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Watch A Live Stream Of The Royal Wedding Here!

April 28th, 2011 8:00pm EDT
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What will Kate Middleton's wedding dress look like? Will she kiss Prince William at the alter? See it all live on ABC on Friday, April 29, as the network streams live coverage of the royal wedding starting at 4 a.m.

Will you be watching the big event? One famous U.S. pop star will - Justin Bieber! He said, "I'm going to be in a hotel but will have it on TV. I'm going to order some British food, like fish and chips, or an English breakfast.

"It's going to be an amazing day. It's the biggest wedding I've known and people in the U.S. are crazy for it."

Meanwhile, Elton John insists he's...
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Kimberley Walsh To Host Royal Wedding Party

April 26th, 2011 3:51pm EDT
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Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh is hosting a party for her pals on Friday to celebrate Prince William's wedding.

The British royal will exchange vows with Kate Middleton at London's Westminster Abbey and singer Walsh is gathering all her friends together to watch the nuptials on TV.

She tells Britain's OK! magazine, "Royal wedding fever has hit - I'm so excited! I've met Prince Charles a few times, so it's a shame I didn't get an invite - I'll have to settle for watching it at home."

"I've been nominated to hold a party and I've got a magnum of champagne to crack open. I can't wait t...
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George Michael Glad Prince William Doesn't Hold A Grudge

April 17th, 2011 3:45pm EDT
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George Michael is thrilled Prince William likes his new royal wedding tune because he has always felt terrible about turning down his request to sing with Elton John at a family Christmas party.

The pop superstar came up with the idea of reworking Stevie Wonder's "You & I" as a wedding gift to William and his bride Kate Middleton and the couple gave him permission to proceed.

Michael, who was good friends with the prince's mother Princess Diana, admits he was relieved to hear William didn't bear a grudge for a performance snub way back in his youth.

Premiering the song on CNN chat show P...
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Kate Middleton's Little Black Dress Sells For $125,000

March 17th, 2011 9:59pm EDT
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The sheer Charlotte Todd dress bride-to-be Kate Middleton wore as part of a 2002 university fashion show has sold at auction for over $125,000.

Reports suggest Prince William first fell for the brunette when she strutted her stuff on the catwalk in the see-through lingerie-style dress.

The item was the highlight of the Kerry Taylor Auctions Passion for Fashion sale on Thursday.

Todd, who has never met Middleton in person, tells People.com she designed the dress as part of her St. Andrews University course work and had no idea she would become part of the royal dating story.

She says, "E...
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Elton John And David Furnish To Attend Royal Wedding

March 2nd, 2011 8:26am EST
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Elton John and his partner David Furnish have been invited to the royal wedding in London next month - much to the rocker's surprise.

The Rocket Man recently stated he was not expecting to be invited to perform for foreign royals and dignitaries at the wedding, while quietly trying to avoid telling the media he would be a guest. He ruled out a performance on the big day - insisting he didn't really know Prince William and his bride-to-be.

The rocker famously performed a special version of his Candle in the Wind hit at the funeral of William's mother Princess Diana in 1997 - and music in...
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Lands CBE Honor

February 24th, 2011 2:21pm EST
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Catherine Zeta-Jones visited Buckingham Palace on Thursday to be made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Charles, Prince Of Wales.

The actress and her husband Michael Douglas took their kids Dylan and Carys to the ceremony at Queen Elizabeth II's royal residence, where Zeta-Jones was honored for her charity work and services to the film industry.

Prince Charles was photographed chatting to the Oscar winner as he handed her the medal, while Douglas, who recently battled throat cancer, beamed with pride.

When Zeta-Jones' award was announced last summer, she gushed, ...
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David Gilmour's Son Charged Over Royal Car Attack

February 11th, 2011 6:15pm EST
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The son of Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour has been charged in connection with an attack on a limousine carrying British royal Charles, Prince of Wales during a protest in London.

Last month, Charlie Gilmour was accused of violent disorder after he was caught on camera clambering over the Cenotaph war memorial in the U.K. capital as students ran riot in December.

He attended a court hearing on Friday, when it emerged he has since been charged with a second offence of violent disorder, in connection with an incident later on the same day when a car carrying Charles, Prince of Wales and his...
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Sophie Okonedo Drops Medal In Front Of British Royalty

December 19th, 2010 1:18pm EST
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British actress Sophie Okonedo was left red-faced during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace after dropping her Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal in front of Prince Charles.

The Hotel Rwanda star was presented with the honour at the royal residence in London on Friday by Charles, Prince of Wales, but the ceremony ended in embarrassment for the 41 year old.

Just moments after the Prince pinned the medal to her dress, the catch came loose and the prize fell to the ground, leaving Okonedo scrambling to retrieve it in front of the baffled royal - and the moment was captured on camera.

She ...
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Prince Charles Attacked By Students

December 9th, 2010 8:55pm EST
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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are unharmed after their car was attacked by angry students in central London on Thursday during a protest against a huge rise in tuition fees.

The heir-to-the-throne and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were being chauffeured to the city's Palladium Theatre to attend the annual Royal Variety Performance when they found themselves targeted by the unruly demonstrators.

Protesters kicked at the couple's black Rolls Royce and the vehicle suffered a cracked window in the incident, while the body of the car was splattered with paint.

The Prince and th...
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Prince Charles' Car Attacked By Protesting Students

December 9th, 2010 3:56pm EST
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Prince Charles found himself under attack on Thursday when angry students protesting against a huge rise in tuition fees targeted the British royal's car while he was travelling through London, according to reports.

The heir-to-the-throne and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were being chauffeured around when unruly demonstrators on the city's famous Regent Street took aim at the luxury vehicle, kicking the sides of the car, prompting the driver to speed off.

The incident was allegedly witnessed by a photographer for the Associated Press.

Representatives for the Prince's official ...
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Kate Middleton Pays A Visit To Westminster Abbey

November 18th, 2010 12:41pm EST
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Prince William's fiancee Kate Middleton fuelled rumors the couple has chosen London's Westminster Abbey as their wedding venue after she was seen paying a late night visit to the building on Wednesday.

The British royal announced his engagement on Tuesday, confirming the nuptials will take place in the U.K. capital in spring or summer next year. The couple was rumored to be deciding between two venues for the ceremony - St Paul's Cathedral, where William's parents, Charles and Diana, wed in 1981, and Westminster Abbey.

Middleton was spotted paying an out-of-hours visit to the abbey just...
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Prince Harry 'Splits For Good' From Long-Term Girlfriend

September 27th, 2010 8:44am EDT
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British royal Prince Harry has split from his long-term lover Chelsy Davy for good, according to U.K. reports.

The son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana ended his romance with the Zimbabwe-born socialite in early 2009, only for the pair to reconcile last summer.

However, trainee lawyer Davy has now reportedly called off the relationship once again in light of her recent return to Africa.

A source tells Britain's Daily Mail, "He wouldn't leave her alone and kept pestering her to move back to London and for them to get back together. But she is not having any of it this time...
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