The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will welcome their first child in spring 2019 - but what does that mean for the royal family tree? Harry - once third in line to the throne - and Meghan revealed their happy news to the Royal family in October at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle, where the duke and duchess were also married earlier in the year. Most family members moved down a place in the succession ladder in April last year, following the birth of Prince Louis, whose arrival made history when he slotted in as fifth in line to the throne. The birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's third child meant the line of succession now sees the latest Prince of Cambridge... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Royal family tree: where will Harry and Meghan’s baby fit into the line of succession to the British throne?
A $1.5million supercar built specifically for the Qatari royal family has been wrecked just months after being bought by a new owner. The damaged motor is one of only two Koenigsegg CCXR Special Editions ever made. It was built in 2009 for the Al-Thani royal family, but was put on the market in 2011. The 250mph car was sold in August 2018 to a Mexican, who posts pictures of it on Instagram as don_koenigsegg. But now it has been severely damaged in a smash in Mexico City. The one-of two supercar, which was built for the royal Qatari family in 2009, was involved in a crash on Sunday in Mexico City The wrecked motor is likely to need an expensive overhaul after the accident The Koenigsegg CCXR Special Edition was purchased for $1.5million in 2018 The exotic car was involved in an accident on the Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City on Sunday afternoon. The road is a major avenue that is constantly jammed up with cars in the Mexican capital … [Read more...] about $1.5m supercar built for Qatari royal family is wrecked
A few months ago, 17-year-old Martina received a direct message on Tumblr. It said the world would be better off without not only Meghan Markle, but also her fans. “I would kill you”, it read. Martina did what she does with almost all the abusive messages she receives online; she deleted it. The troll doesn't bother Martina, a Meghan stan from Argentina, because she’s used to the rival battle lines of the royal family fan groups. She has followed royal fan sites on Tumblr since she was nine and, like many of her online friends, is fully entrenched in the community’s daily life. Although she only founded her Meghan Instagram account in late January (combatively titled “defendMM”) it has already gained 3,482 followers. “If you want my opinion, this fandom is toxic,” she tells me. Over the years Martina has learnt that this online community is extensive, diverse, and bitterly divided. On 4 March, the royal family published its first ever … [Read more...] about Inside the acrimonious battle lines of the royal family fandom
WITH the arrival of a royal baby growing ever closer, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have surely sat down to discuss the name of their firstborn child. And while Diana remains a firm favourite for a baby girl, research shows that there are a few old-fashioned names that could make a comeback in time for the new arrival. Should the royal couple decide to take inspiration for their family trees, Gertrude, Marmaduke, Ursula and Hyacinthe all feature in their ancestry. Now that Meghan is free of royal engagements and focusing on her birth, she might be musing over names like Mary, John and Elizabeth which also feature in the family history of the pair. According to research by ancestry.co.uk, Meghan has two relatives named Gertrude who she might want to take inspiration from - her maternal great-great-grandmother, and paternal great-grandmother. Born in Georgia in 1882, her great-great-grandmother Gertrude Sadler was heavily involved in charitable causes in her community, and was involved … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle could call her baby Gertrude, Marmaduke or Ursula if she takes inspiration from royal family tree, ancestry expert claims
Royal family sends messages of support to New Zealand after mosque shootings BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Queen and other senior royals have sent heartfelt messages of condolence to the people of New Zealand following the Christchurch mosque shootings. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/royal-family-sends-messages-of-support-to-new-zealand-after-mosque-shootings-37917657.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37917653.ece/89e26/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_aa974561-20ee-4ba0-b68e-3c407c499451_1 Email The Queen and other senior royals have sent heartfelt messages of condolence to the people of New Zealand following the Christchurch mosque shootings. The words of support were led by the Queen, who said she and the Duke and Edinburgh had been “saddened by the appalling events” which left 49 people dead in the New Zealand city. The Prince of Wales showed solidarity with New Zealanders, saying: “This appalling atrocity is an assault on … [Read more...] about Royal family sends messages of support to New Zealand after mosque shootings