Nov 17, 2015

Charles and Camilla cap their Australia visit

Britain's Prince Charles and wife Camilla wrapped up their six-day tour of Australia and New Zealand in Perth Sunday, attending a church service with prayers for victims of the Paris attacks, where they joined hundreds of parishioners at St George Cathedral in Western Australia's capital in the morning. The prince was the first member of the Royal Family to visit Australia since republic Malcolm Turnbull took over the government. He arrived last Tuesday for the World War II commemoration. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall honored Australia's war dead by laying wreaths during the national Remembrance Day ceremony at the Australian War Memorial. This was followed by a meeting with Turnbull, who , had no choice but to begrudgingly admit that the Prince of Wales will one day become King of Australia – unless constitutional change happens. On Saturday, the heir to the throne celebrated his 67th birthday Down Under  with a toast and a downpour, where he made a speech  extended his sympathies to the people of France following the attacks on November 13th 2015.

Diana's body guard Ken Wharfe tried to warn her off from former lover James Hewitt

Diana hands a trophy to James Hewitt at a sporting event.

Princess Diane's former body guard, Ken Wharfe, tried to shield the Princess of Wales away from James Hewitt, who was called a liar and a cad by The Mail on Sunday.

"Diana was a prolific letter writer," says Wharfe, who guarded the princess for seven years from 1987. "I told her repeatedly, as did other close friends of hers, that those letters to Hewitt were hostages to fortune, and in her position she had to be careful."

Here's the full story at Mail Online, which details how Wharfe tried to protect Diana from James Hewitt.

Queen Rania is the head-turner at the opening of Parliament in Jordan

As always, Queen Rania of Jordan never fails to catch attention wherever she goes, thanks to her smart fashion statements. At the inauguration of Jordan's parliament, the 45-year old Queen once more  looks fantastic with her high-necked top and a structured midi-skirt in a striking geometric pattern.  A devout Muslim, Rania opted for the mini-skirt and long-sleeved top because of her religion's modesty guidelines.  Rania was in Parliament to support her husband King Abdullah II who gave a throne speech at the session in Amman.

Nov 16, 2015

Prince Charles Celebrates 67th Birthday Down Under Amidst Thunderstorm

Prince Charles may have thought that celebrating his 67th birthday in Australia would spare him from the gloom of London. Sunny Aussie, it is, but there's also occasional thunderstorms. So, on his birthday, the heir to the throne was instead forced to duck for cover as he toasted Happy Birthday after the heavens opened during a celebratory barbecue.

Prince Charles celebrated his 67th birthday with a toast during a downpour Down Under and was forced to duck under umbrella during birthday celebrations at special barbecue in Cottesloe, Perth.

The Prince spent the final leg of the Royal Couple's tour across Australia by sampling local wines and and asparagus at Oranje Tractor Wines in Albany, almost five hours southeast of Perth.

The Prince of Wales also extended his sympathies to the people of France following the attacks on November 13th 2015.

Nov 13, 2015

Charles and Camilla lay wreath at Stone Of Remembrance

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall place their poppies on the wall of remembrance in Canberra.

Prince Charles in Australia, meets PM Malcolm Turnbull

AP - Britain's Prince Charles meets Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, an avowed republican, during his six day visit to the country. The Duchess of Cornwall was with Prince Charles on the Australia visit.

Prince Charles in Australia

Prince Charles arrived in Adelaide Tuesday for World War II commemoration. The heir to the throne is the first member of the Royal Family to visit Australia after republican Malcolm Turnbull became prime minister. The Prince visit came at a time when revived debate over whether Canberra is ready to ditch its monarchy ties. Turnbull ousted royalist Tony Abbott in a party coup last September. He also headed the Australian Republican Movement, ceaselessly campaigning, albeit unsuccessfully, to break the Australian tie with the British Crown during a 1999 referendum. The six-day royal also hopes to weaken the call to eliminate knights and dames from Australia's national honours system. Turnbull called it "not appropriate" in the modern age.
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