Queen Elizabeth II with her daughter Princess Anne in the White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle. Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/AFP/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, will spend her 90th birthday today much as she does every other day, unveiling a plaque, doing a w(...)

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(...)

Florence Gilmore with her daughter Rosie Buckley, aged 15 months, at her home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy. 8/3/2016

The journey of pregnancy is clearly defined through the myopic Hollywood lens. You’ll know you are expecting because you will be violently sick (usua(...)

Kate Middleton on her wedding day. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

I’m in Limerick for a one-off event to mark its extraordinary history of lacemaking. Members of the public have been invited to bring in their anti(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge photographed  with Prince George (with permission) at Princess Charlotte’s christening at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk. File photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Kensington Palace has accused paparazzi photographers of harassing Prince George, saying the royal toddler had become their “number one target” and ac(...)

Richard Desmond: suggested Anthony O’Reilly surrounded himself with “old people . . . like a drinking club or a rugby club”

UK billionaire media mogul Richard Desmond claims to have forced former Independent News & Media chief Gavin O’Reilly into a business decision abo(...)

Long, creamy embellished lace dresses, the stuff of dreams, make up Louise Kennedy’s new bridal collection. The fine Chantilly lace comes from the (...)

Prince George on his way in to see his new sister on Saturday with his father Prince William. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

In Britain, the penny is dropping.Babies born in the UK on May 2nd 2015 will get a “lucky” silver penny. These new babies are getting their palms cros(...)

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s new baby daughter photographed in her car seat as she leaves hospital in London on Saturday evening. Photograph: John Stillwell/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have proudly shown off their baby princess just hours after she was born.William and Kate left hospital on (...)

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. File photograph: Reuters /Luke MacGregor

When is it due?Britain’s next royal baby is due on Saturday, April 25th, according to media reports. Anyone who has ever had a baby will know this is (...)