The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince William with their son George. A royal source said: “The duke and duchess understand the particular public role that Prince George will one day inherit but while he is young, he must be permitted to lead as ordinary a life as possible.” Photograph: John Stillwell/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have sent a legal letter alleging harassment by a journalist, saying they suspected Prince George had been put “unde(...)

The  Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London in April. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire 0:42

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby.Queen Elizabeth and members of both William and Kate’s families are “delighted” with(...)

Demonstrators hold up a sign  reflecting the protester chant of ‘Don’t shoot’ during a rally in Ferguson, Missouri, over the killing earlier this month of teenager Michael Brown.  Despite the Brown family’s continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images 1:06

Neglecting lessons of past civil disturbances such as the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, police inflamed tensions that have fuelled more than(...)

Prince George’s County fire officials rescue 17 adults and seven children from The Joker’s Jinx roller coaster at Six Flags America in Maryland. Screengrab: YouTube 0:57

Firefighters inthe United States have rescued 24 people who were stuck on a broken roller coaster at an amusement park for five hours.Prince George’s (...)

President Michael D Higgins is applauded by his wife, Sabina, Higgins (second left), John Bercow (right), the speaker of the House of Commons, and Frances D’Souza, the speaker at the House of Lords, following his speech to the British parliament yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Lefteris Pitarakis

While the preview of the visit of President Michael D Higgins to Britain did not make the front page of any of the British new(...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaves the Old Bailey courthouse in London today. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters.

Management at the News of the World must have known about phone hacking, the jury in the trial of former News International chief executive Rebekah Br(...)

Unlike many Irish babies born on the same day, Prince George is practically guaranteed good health for the rest of his life. Not because he is a Princ(...)