Latest Royalty News

Meghan Markle takes mom to UK cookbook fundraiser

Sep. 20, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace beside...

French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

Sep. 19, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling Wednesday that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum 45,000 euros ($52,500) for breaching the privacy of Kate Middleton, when publishing topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing back in 2012. The...

Belgian court rules out extradition for Spanish rapper

Sep. 17, 2018 5:43 AM EDT

GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Monday ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. The rapper, whose real name is Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, was supposed to...

Leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea sign accord in Saudi Arabia

Sep. 16, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Leaders from Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a peace agreement on Sunday during a summit in Saudi Arabia, yet another sign of warming ties between two nations that have face decades of war and unease. Terms of the agreement signed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and...

Prince Edward visits New Jersey university for court tennis

Sep. 13, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Britain's Prince Edward has visited a New Jersey university to play a centuries-old form of tennis and accept an honorary degree. The Earl of Wessex, the youngest of Queen Elizabeth II's children, arrived at Georgian Court University in Lakewood on Thursday to play court tennis, a...

French president hosts Japanese crown prince at Versailles

Sep. 12, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and Crown Prince Naruhito, Japan's next emperor, made a toast to continued friendship between their nations Wednesday in the sumptuous surroundings of the Chateau of Versailles. Macron and his wife, Brigitte, hosted an official dinner for Naruhito,...

Japan's next emperor heads to France for goodwill visit

Sep. 7, 2018 4:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Crown Prince Naruhito, Japan's next emperor, was heading to France on Friday for a nine-day goodwill visit. His 84-year-old father, Emperor Akihito, is abdicating next year, handing the Chrysanthemum throne to the 58-year-old prince. WHO IS NARUHITO? The eldest son of Akihito and the grandson...

Pike investigates the legend of Merlin in 'The Lost Queen'

Sep. 4, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

"The Lost Queen: a Novel" (Touchstone), by Signe Pike Building on the fascination of Camelot and other Arthurian tales of nobility and magic, Signe Pike debuts the first novel in her new trilogy. "The Lost Queen" is a story of bravery and sacrifice told from the perspective of a strong, powerful woman who helped...

Rihanna's in, Wang is out: A preview of NY Fashion Week

Aug. 30, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The French luxury house Longchamp will be there for the first time. So will Studio One Eighty Nine, the Ghana-based artisan initiative co-founded by actress Rosario Dawson. Look for Rihanna, but don't look for Victoria Beckham or Alexander Wang. There's a never-ending churn to New York...

Harry and Meghan's wedding outfits to go on public display

Aug. 29, 2018 3:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The outfits Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wore at their wedding are to go on public display later this year at the ceremony's venue, Windsor Castle. Royal fashion fans will be able to get a close look at the bride's silk Givenchy wedding dress and 16-foot (5-meter) veil, as well as the...