Princesses of Wales

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On Friday, 30 years after Prince Charles and Princess Diana tied the knot in London's Westminster Abbey, royal watchers around the world will witness the marriage of their first child, Prince William, to long-time love Kate Middleton in what will be the definitive royal w

Sunday, 24 April, 2011, 12:00am

The story without an ending

This week Princess Diana by Cherry Gilchrist

Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in 1997. She was with her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, the son of the owner of Harrods, the famous London shop.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Royal lady in waiting

The apple of Prince William's eye, Kate Middleton, is not letting a media frenzy - in which she has already been crowned a future queen - go to her head. And she is proving better at weathering the paparazzi storm than the prince's mother, Diana.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

No fairy tale, but at least there's a happy ending

The wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles has brought to an end one of the longest and most troubled courtships in the history of the British royal family.

10 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

When a phone call is Lust in translation

Footballer David Beckham no doubt regrets the day he sent a text message to Rebecca Loos. The lurid and embarrassing 'text sex' messages were splashed over newspapers world- wide, putting pressure on his marriage to former Spice Girl, Victoria.

12 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

No fairy-tale wedding but at least it's for love

The first time Britain's Prince Charles tied the knot, his wedding had all the appearance of a fairy tale. This time, the ceremony is looking increasingly like a farce. His impending nuptials have provided the latest instalment in a long-running royal soap opera.

7 May 2015 - 4:57pm

Revelation has chattering classes agog

You could almost hear the British radio chat-show hosts frothing at the mouth.

Out went traditional talk-show topics such as rising council tax or growing immigration, and in came the breaking breakfast news. The phone lines were jammed, no awkward pauses or prattling punditry between usually sparse calls.

11 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

A Royal Duty

A Royal Duty

by Paul Burrell

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5 Sep 2004 - 12:00am