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Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas share Valentine’s ready-meal


Britain's Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas reportedly shared a ready-meal on Valentine's Day (14.02.14).
The 30-year-old royal and his beau were keen to avoid the restaurant rush on the romantic day of the year, so they reportedly tucked into a Marks & Spencer feast from their Dine in For Two for £20 range.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "No one seemed to notice who she [Cressida] was [when she bought the meal]. She was in a long, dark blue coat, wearing jeans and her hair was down."
"After she left [Marks & Spencer] she headed in the direction of Kensington Palace with her Marks & Spencer carrier bag."
However, this isn't the first time the couple, who have been dating for just over a year, have been spotted enjoying a low-cost meal as they were recently seen indulging in a burger at the food chain Byron.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry has just launched a scholarship, which has been inspired by Second World War pilot Douglas Bader, to get wounded veterans behind the wheel of an iconic Spitfire plane.
This is the latest project set up under his charity, the Endeavour Fund, which aims to help wounded servicemen and women rediscover themselves through challenges and adventures.
The candidates for the scholarship will be selected this summer, according to the Daily Mail newspaper, which will give them a year to train for the 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain next September.

Prince Charles starts Middle East tour


Britain's Prince Charles is to tour the Middle East today (17.02.14).
The 65-year-old royal will fly to Saudi Arabia and Qatar as part of a four-day visit, which comes just under a year since he last took a trip to the two nations.
The tour is filled with a majority of private engagements, but there will be some public events included, such as a tour of an old Saudi Arabian city and a visit to a leading museum in Doha, Qatar.
The Prince will be welcomed into the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, by the chairman of the National Guard, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.
Sir John Jenkins, the UK's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said: "Our two kingdoms share a long friendship, going back to the foundation of the modern Saudi state. Continuity of personal relationships, essential if we are to understand each other better, have been central to this."
The royal family share a strong bond with many of the Middle Eastern countries that are ruled by the Arab royalty.
Nick Hopton, the UK's ambassador to Qatar, said: "I am delighted that His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is to visit Qatar again. This is an opportunity to showcase the strong ties between the UK and Qatar, which we value greatly."

Zara Phillips’ daughter makes first public appearance

Britain's Zara Phillips' baby daughter made her first public appearance yesterday (16.02.14). The 32-year-old royal took her one-month-old daughter Mia - who is 16th in line to the throne - to Barbury point-to-point races in Wiltshire, South West En...

Tinie Tempah: it was ‘great’ to high-five Prince William


Tinie Tempah admits it "felt great" to high-five Britain's Prince William at the BAFTA awards last night (16.02.14).
The 25-year-old rapper opened the glamorous ceremony, held in London, with a duet featuring Mercury Prize nominee Laura Mvula, but during the performance he slapped palms with the future king.
Speaking to the BBC, he said: "It was great, I just saw him there and thought, 'Do you know what? why not?', and it felt great."
The 'Drinking From the Bottle' hitmaker admits his fans went crazy on Twitter after watching the pal-like relationship between him and the 31-year-old royal on television.
He explained: "I've seen my Twitter, it's going crazy at the minute but it was fun. Seriously, like, it was such a memorable performance."
However, Tinie has met the Prince - who has seven-month-old son Prince George with his wife Duchess Catherine - on a number of occasions in the past and insists it wasn't awkward between them, and he felt it was acceptable to do that gesture.
He said: "We've met a couple of times now, so I felt safe. I felt like something bad isn't going to happen. And it was all right and I was happy."

Prince Charles was ‘fascinated’ with newborn sister Princess Anne


Britain's Prince Charles was "fascinated" by his newborn sister Princess Anne, according to a letter written by the Queen in 1950.
In the note, addressed to the monarch's friend Mrs Tanner, the 87-year-old royal admitted Charles, 65 - who was two years old at the time - treated his baby sister with "great care" and she couldn't wait until they were old enough to "play together."
Queen Elizabeth then went on to tell her pal that Princess Anne - who is now 63 years old - was nothing like her older sibling and she was intrigued to find out whether she would turn out like herself or her husband Prince Philip, whom she married in 1947.
She wrote: "The baby is quite unlike her brother, so it will be interesting to see whom she will take after when she is older."
The two-page letter, which was written in fountain pen, will now, 64 years after it was written, go on sale for £600.
The note is dated 3 September, 1950 - 19 days after Anne's birth on August 15 - and came from Clarence House in London, where she lived with Philip before becoming Queen two years later.
Richard Davie, of International Autograph Auctions, said it was rare to find such an emotional letter written by Her Majesty.
He told the Daily Mail newspaper: "The Queen has been a prolific letter writer over the years but most recipients have kept their letter.
"Most letters are not going to be of this nature and it highlights really well the Queen's maternal instincts, which makes it an interesting read."
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip also have sons Prince Andrew, 53, and Prince Edward, 49.

Duchess Catherine opened art room


Britain's Duchess Catherine opened an art room at a school in London today (14.02.14).
The 32-year-old royal visited Northolt High School in Ealing this morning to meet with children and staff and officially open the room, which helps struggling pupils through art.
Despite it being Valentine's Day, Catherine opted for a bright blue LK Bennett dress for her appearance.
The school, which is under new leadership after a damning Ofsted report in 2011, was chosen as the location for the seventh art room, which has been open to pupils since September.
Catherine, who has been a patron of the ICAP Art Room charity since 2012, was joined by news presenter John Snow, who is also a patron, and the room will be used by up to 60 students at the primary school, and eventually other children from schools in the borough in west London.
She said: "I am a firm believer in the power of art to make a difference, and The Art Room is providing this on a daily basis."
It was Catherine's second solo engagement of 2014, after she attended the National Portrait Gallery's annual gala in London on Wednesday (12.02.14).
Her appearances mark her gradual return to official royal duties after spending time with her seven-month-old son Prince George, with husband Prince William.
She will attend a number of events in coming weeks before she is joined by William and baby George on a tour of New Zealand and Australia in April.

Princes William and Harry help flood victims


Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry have been helping to move sandbags in flood-hit Berkshire today (14.02.14).
The royal brothers turned up at 7am at a golf club in Datchet, near to Windsor Castle, where they helped load sandbags onto a crane, according to witnesses. Sources say William, 31, addressed journalists from the Guardian newspaper, who gathered near the site, and asked them: "Why don't you put notepads down and help?"
The reporters agreed to lend a hand but aides intervened and said it would not be possible due to a lack of appropriate clothing.
William and Harry, 29, were filmed carrying the sandbags with 20 members of the Household Cavalry and Network rail staff.
Dressed in waterproofs and Wellington boots, the royals helped move the heavy sandbags onto the back of an army truck.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said of their actions: "They wanted to show their support for the flood victims and have joined the Armed Forces relief effort."
The village has been severely affected by the ongoing floods and water rising in the River Thames and there have been fears the situation could get worse as more rain is expected.
A royal aide also told the Guardian that the pair had been working with members of the Army unit this morning in a number of locations and that it was a "private effort" to help.





Prince Harry and Cressida very much in love


Britain's Prince Harry and girlfriend Cressida Bonas are "very much in love".
The young couple, who have been dating on and off for 20 months, have been seen on a number of low-key dates in recent weeks, including a night at the Royal Albert Hall watching Cirque du Soleil's hit show Quidam on Wednesday (12.02.14).
The flame-haired prince treated his blonde girlfriend to a night out to take her mind off the death of her former stepfather, Christopher Shaw, whose funeral was also on Wednesday.
A royal source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The fact she wanted to be with Harry after such a tough day shows how strong their bond has grown."
Speaking about recent split rumours, they said: "When they didn't see each other much over Christmas there was speculation their relationship had gone downhill but that was just rubbish.
"They spend a lot of time together and are very much in love."
The pair are no doubt planning more date nights now 29 year old Harry has given up flying for a military desk job and Cressida has decided a career in the dance world would be difficult to handle with a royal relationship.
Last night, William Hill halved the odds of Harry proposing to his girlfriend before the end of the year from 2-1 to evens.
Cressida arrived for her stepfather's funeral in Hampshire with half-brother, Jacobi Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, 30.
Mr Shaw, who was 76, was the fourth husband of Cressida's mother, Lady Mary Gaye Curzon, 66. The couple were married for four years before they split up in 2000.

Countess of Wessex visits St Thomas Hospital


Britain's Countess of Wessex visited St. Thomas Hospital yesterday (12.02.14).
The 49-year-old royal - who is married to Queen Elizabeth's youngest son Prince Edward - stopped by the DEBRA clinic, which treats patients with a rare condition that causes their skin to break and blister at the slightest touch, at the hospital in Westminster, London.
During the visit, Sophie - who is a patron of DEBRA - met patients and staff in the Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) unit, before being given a tour of the National EB Laboratory, which is the only lab in the UK that can diagnose all forms of the condition.
Henry George, 20, who was diagnosed with the condition when he was just a few days old, gave The Countess a bouquet of flowers upon her arrival.
He said: "It was great to meet The Countess, and brilliant that she is supporting DEBRA so they can continue their vital work.
"I am extremely grateful to the specialist EB nurses and the rest of the EB medical team for enabling me to live as normal a life as possible. Because of their expertise, they are helping me to achieve my goals, get on with life and look positively to the future."
Dr Jemma Mellerio, consultant dermatologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, said: "It's been an honour to have Her Royal Highness visiting our clinic today. We hope we've given her a real insight into the pioneering work we are doing to help our patients.
"We're very lucky to have such a strong relationship with DEBRA. Their funding enables us to carry out pioneering research and provide the best care to our patients."

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