Princess most certainly is amused

No matter what her ancestor Queen Victoria reputedly said, life for Princess Charlotte carries a fair amount of amusement…

Ceiling threatens to fall in at Buckingham Palace
Ceiling threatens to fall in at Buckingham Palace

Just a month ago the Chinese president Xi Jinping and the Queen retired to take after-dinner coffee in the scarlet damask…

Rodney Hide: That's it Charles, you're dead to me
Rodney Hide: That's it Charles, you're dead to me

That's it: I am no longer faithful and true to the Queen's heirs and successors, writes Rodney Hide.

Prince Harry falls off horse
Prince Harry falls off horse

Prince Harry toppled from his polo pony twice during a charity match in South Africa.


The rise of Princess Diana's racy niece
The rise of Princess Diana's racy niece

Lady Kitty Spencer first grabbed the public's attention at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine…

Charles wins support to lead

Prime Minister John Key says Prince Charles 'would be great' as Head of the Commonwealth and that he's not sure why there…

Harry reunited with the boy in blue gumboots

Prince Harry has been reunited with an African orphan he befriended 11 years ago as he opened a centre for children with…

Expats say let's keep monarchy

Expatriate Kiwis are more likely to favour changing the flag than people still living in NZ - but they are much less keen…

Charles stopped from visiting siege cafe
Charles stopped from visiting siege cafe

Prince "wanted to visit the Lindt cafe" where the deadly Sydney siege took place but was advised against…

That's not a knife: Charles put in his place

He may be the heir to the throne but Prince Charles was given a sharp reminder by the Duchess of Cornwall as to who's the…

Prince Charles and Camilla farewell NZ

They came, they mixed, they mingled, they delighted All Blacks supporters and now they've gone.

Prince Charles meets Key and Little

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has met Labour leader Andrew Little and Prime Minister John Key in Auckland.

A royal tea party for New Plymouth

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were nearly two hours late in arriving for their Tea with Taranaki event in Brooklands…

'He remembered me, didn't he?'
'He remembered me, didn't he?'

It had been 60 years since Prince Charles had seen his former nanny - but the pair were united in a…

Royals wrap up fifth day of tour

Charles and Camilla mingled with Kiwi royalty as the sun shone brightly for the fifth day of their New Zealand tour.

Charles and Camilla visit Auckland

An eager crowd of fans and curious tourists turned out to welcome Prince Charles and his wife Camilla in Auckland's Aotea…

Royals welcomed onto marae

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have been welcomed onto Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia.

Paul Little: Another wreath, another yawn
Paul Little: Another wreath, another yawn

For four days, an elderly British couple have been shuffling around the country, beaming inanely and…

Camilla meets pups, Charles makes toast

Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall have continued their tour of New Zealand, greeting the Defence Force, prisoners…

'What am I going to say to the Aussies?'

Prince Charles is anxious about what he will say to Wallaby-supporters when he heads across the ditch next week.

Fright of the bumble bee

Prince loses his composure as bee with painful sting flies up his double-breasted jacket.

'Charlie, give us a kiss'

Prince Charles did not know what was coming when a 69-year-old Dunedin woman went in for a pash today.

'I touched his hand. I'm going to sell it'
'I touched his hand. I'm going to sell it'

Students excited to meet Prince Charles, with one expecting to get a "million dollars" after royal handshake…

Peter Hamilton: Charles shouldn't be head of state

In a globalised world it is no longer appropriate to have a head of state who is not a New Zealander, writes Peter Hamilton…

Busy day in store for royal visitors

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have a dramatic day in store, with visits to musical performances, an animation…

Royals keep up charm offensive

It must be tempting for the royal family to simply give up on New Zealand and Australia.

Charles: I'm relieved the All Blacks won

Prince admits he was "slightly anxious" of what he would find on his visit to our shores if the All Blacks had failed to…

Royals in Wellington
Royals in Wellington

A small but hardy crowd turned out at the National War Memorial Park for the first public event of the…

NZ prepares for royal visitors

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are touching down on New Zealand soil this afternoon, with their seven-day…

Brian Rudman: Trapped in a time warp with Queen's honours

It's like I've woken up in colonial New Zealand circa 1915, writes Brian Rudman. The Australians might be only the second-best…

Governor-General to welcome Royals

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be officially welcomed to New Zealand tomorrow as they begin their…

Royals jet in on same day as All Blacks

Rugby royalty are due to arrive in New Zealand on the same day as another royal party - Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla…

Key talks flags and rugby with the Queen
Key talks flags and rugby with the Queen

John Key sat down with the Queen - and her dogs - this morning in a meeting at Windsor Castle.

Charles and Camilla's NZ itinerary

The royals are set to visit New Zealand next week and details of their trip have been released.

Kate goes sheer for 007

Duchess of Cambridge outshines Bond girls at Spectre's glitzy royal premiere.

Queen's estate hiding 'killer disease'

Dog lovers have accused the Queen's Sandringham estate of putting their pets' lives at risk by failing to warn them about…

Duchess says no to George having a motorbike

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are united in most aspects of their parenting, but on one issue, it seems, there is trouble…

Kate's hand-me-down crown
Kate's hand-me-down crown

The Duchess of Cambridge gave a nod to royal history by wearing the Queen Mother's fan-motif tiara.

President's visit a 'defining moment'

Barely two years after full diplomatic relations were restored, Xi said his four-day visit would lift the bilateral relationship…

Royals take two paths over China

Prince William will record a television programme highlighting the threat to endangered species posed by the trade in illegal…

Swedish royals expecting first child

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia, a former reality show starlet, are expecting their first child…

Tiki tour for Prince Charles

Charles and Camilla will pay a visit to Turangawaewae Marae as part of their visit to New Zealand next month.

Rugby royalty meet the Queen
Rugby royalty meet the Queen

It appears Richie McCaw is in royal favour - now that England are no longer around for the All Blacks…

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Pope Francis drops some holy beats
Pope Francis drops some holy beats

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