The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, prepares to try on a hat in a visit to a  charity shop in Holt, Norfolk, on  March 18th. She spent the previous day with her children instead of presenting the St Patrick’s Day shamrock to the Irish Guards. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/Reuters

Did the Duchess of Cambridge snub the Irish Guards on St Patrick’s Day? Britain’s royal correspondents think so, rounding on Kate Middleton for spendi(...)

Three-year-old John F Kennedy Jr salutes his father’s casket in Washington on November 25th, 1963. Jackie Kennedyand daughter Caroline Kennedy are accompanied by the late president’s brothers  Edward Kennedy and attorney general Robert Kennedy. Photograph: AP

On the 50th anniversary of the death of US president John F Kennedy, assassination fascination cranks up again. As pictures across the media remind th(...)

The notice outside Buckingham Palace  announcing the birth.

Following the most-watched pregnancy in history, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Prince William celebrated the birth of a son yesterd(...)

 Michael Christian (L) and Mel Greig leave a TV studio after giving an interview in Sydney last  December. Photograph: Reuters

One of the Australian DJs who made a prank call to the central London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated has been awarded the t(...)