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Britain's Prince William: 'Fine by me' if children gay

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:02 AM

'I fully support whatever decision they make, but it does worry me from a parent point of view, how many barriers, hateful words, persecution, all that, and discrimination that might come,' says Prince William

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 29: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)

U.N. Khashoggi report piles pressure on Saudi crown prince

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:05 AM

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard's report insists there is 'credible evidence' to warrant further investigation and financial sanctions against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over Khashoggi's murder last October

This combination of pictures created on June 20, 2019 shows a file photo taken on December 15, 2014 of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (L) during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama and a file photo taken on April 12, 2018 of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman poses at La Moncloa palace in Madrid. There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN expert said on June 19, 2019 calling for sanctions on the prince's foreign assets. The conclusion was outlined in a report by the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Prince Mohammed, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. His dismembered body has not been found. Riyadh initially said it had no knowledge of his fate, but later blamed the murder on rogue agents.  MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH, OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP

Prince Harry and Meghan name 'dream' son Archie

May 09, 2019 - 7:28 AM

'The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor,' the couple announce on their Instagram account

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019.  Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP

UK backlash at Meghan's lavish US baby shower

Feb 23, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Meghan Markle's party is hosted by Serena Williams at Manhattan's Mark Hotel and is attended by guests like Amal Clooney

MEGHAN MARKLE. The Duchess of Sussex is criticized by British media for her 'lavish' baby shower. File photo shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan at Tomorrow's Women Wirral, an organization that supports women in vulnerable circumstances. Photo by Charlotte Graham/AFP

SONA 2018, Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch, Prince Louis | Evening wRap

Jul 16, 2018 - 10:07 PM

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LOOK: Prince Louis' official christening photos

Jul 16, 2018 - 8:25 AM

(UPDATED) The photos are taken by celebrity portrait and fashion photographer Matt Holyoak at Clarence House following the baptism

Britain's Prince Louis christened without Queen

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:25 AM

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, leads the service in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace

PRINCE LOUIS. Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge as she speaks to Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby (R) on their arrival for his christening service at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London on July 9, 2018. Pool photo by Dominic Lipinski/AFP

Prince William arrives in Israel as part of regional tour

Jun 25, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Prince William's plane from Jordan landed on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

FIRST STOP. Britain's Prince William visits the Luminus Technical University College in Amman on June 25, 2018. William arrived in Jordan at the start of a Middle East tour. Photo by Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

LOOK: Prince William, Kate share 1st official photos of Prince Louis

May 06, 2018 - 10:06 AM

'The Royal Highnesses would like to thank members of the public for all of the kind messages they have received following the birth of Prince Louis, and for Princess Charlotte's third birthday,' says a post on the Royal Family's Facebook page

YOUNG ROYALS. Princess Charlotte kisses her younger brother in one of two photos of the baby shared by the British royal family. Photo from

LOOK: Princess Charlotte heads for nursery school

Jan 09, 2018 - 1:30 PM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share the sweetest photos of the little girl

$1.2 million jewels owned by Qatar royal family stolen in Venice heist

Jan 05, 2018 - 7:52 PM

'We are clearly dealing here with two skilled professionals who managed to pull off their feat despite all the display rooms being fitted with technologically highly sophisticated (alarm) systems,' said the police commissioner

SKILLED PROS. These are some of the items of Indian maharajahs' treasures owned by a member of the Qatari royal family stolen while on exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Italy. Image grabbed from AFP video.

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 20 November 2017

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

French court orders magazine to pay 100,000 euros over Kate topless pics

Sep 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The royals sued gossip magazine Closer for invasion of privacy

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS. Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton win the case against the French magazine that published topless photos of the duchess in 2012. Photo from

Kate Middleton hamil anak ketiga!

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:48 PM

Berita kehamilan Kate Middleton dikonfirmasi pihak Istana Kensington Senin 4 September

HAMIL KETIGA. Kate Middleton tengah mengandung anak ketiganya dengan Pangeran William. Foto dari akun Instagram @kensingtonroyal

French verdict delayed over topless pictures of Kate Middleton

Jul 04, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are suing several editors and photographers for publishing paparazzi photos taken while the royal couple was on holiday in 2012

THE DUCHESS. Kate Middleton is seeking 1.5 million euros in damages. Photo from

Thai conwoman gets 150 years for bogus monarchy claims

Nov 18, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Kramonthas Thanathornkositcheera will serve the maximum of 50 years in jail allowed under Thai penal law after pleading guilty to scores of charges including 29 counts of royal defamation

Wikileaks on Duterte, Clinton and Trump, William and Kate | 12PM wRap

Sep 26, 2016 - 12:11 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Prince William, Kate Middleton visit Canada with the kids

Sep 25, 2016 - 12:04 PM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive with their two children George and Charlotte in Canada

VICTORIA, BC - SEPTEMBER 24: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at the Victoria Airport on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are visiting Canada as part of an eight day visit to the country taking in areas such as Bella Bella, Whitehorse and Kelowna. Chris Jackson/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Adorable new photos of Princess Charlotte, taken by Kate Middleton

May 01, 2016 - 6:40 PM

The pictures were taken in April in the royal family s Norfolk home

Photo from Facebook/TheBritishMonarchy

SC rules in favor of Poe, PH flagdown rates, royal family | 6PM wRap

Mar 08, 2016 - 6:50 PM

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LOOK: Christmas photo of the royal family released

Dec 18, 2015 - 6:47 PM

This is the royal family s first Christmas as a family of 4

MERRY CHRISTMAS. The royal family releases a family photo, greeting everyone a merry Christmas. Screengrab from Facebook/TheBritishMonarchy

Hot demand for dress worn by baby Princess Charlotte

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:42 AM

The Spanish brand behind Princess Charlotte s dress in her most recent photos now has a lengthy waiting list

PRINCESS CHARLOTTE. The baby princess' dress, which is by a Spanish brand, is sold out after her photos are released. Screengrab from Facebook/TheBritishMonarchy

Duterte to critics, jumping ship, Kobe retires | 6PM wRap

Nov 30, 2015 - 7:26 PM

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LOOK: New photos of baby Princess Charlotte released

Nov 29, 2015 - 10:22 PM

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share new photos of the 6 month old princess

PRINCESS CHARLOTTE. Kensington Palace releases new photos of the baby princess. Screengrab from Facebook/TheBritishMonarchy

Britain's Princess Charlotte christened in intimate ceremony

Jul 06, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Twenty one guests attend the low key baptism held inside the 16th century Church of St Mary Magdalene

Queen's Europe speech raises eyebrows in Britain

Jun 25, 2015 - 11:47 PM

The reported comment was widely interpreted as support for the campaign for Scotland to remain a part of the United Kingdom

Prince Harry ends British army career

Jun 20, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Harry previously said it had been a really tough decision when he announced in March he was to conclude his military service

HAKA! Britain's Prince Harry joins in a Maori haka with troops at the Linton Army Camp, Palmerston North, New Zealand, on May 13, 2015. Photo by Ross Setford/EPA

Swedish prince weds former glamor model

Jun 14, 2015 - 1:07 AM

Princess Sofia 30 a slender and elegant brunette with no royal background is known for her infectious gap toothed smile and easygoing ways

ROYAL WEDDING. Sofia Hellqvist and Sweden's Prince Carl Philip wave to the crowd as they ride in a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding at Stockholm Palace on June 13. Photo by TT News Agency/Mikael Fritzon/AFP

Appeal for Mary Jane, Lacson eyes presidency, Oscar dela Hoya | The wRap

Apr 24, 2015 - 8:14 PM

The Philippines files a ‘stronger’ appeal for Mary Jane Former Senator Ping Lacson considers running for president Oscar dela Hoya blasts referee in superfight

Fashion houses await birth of a tiny style heavyweight

Apr 24, 2015 - 1:15 AM

Everyone is going to be waiting to see what the baby is going to wear and what she s [Kate] going to look like post pregnancy says Trend Atelier head Geraldine Wharry

TRENDY TOT. Fashion houses await the arrival of the second baby, who is predicted to have the power to influence a new set of trends. File photo by Dan Peled/EPA

Prince Harry gets airborne and into Australia's Outback

Apr 19, 2015 - 1:55 AM

Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army is on a month long attachment with his Australian Army counterparts ahead of retiring from the forces

PRINCE HARRY. The prince completes the first two weeks of training with the Australian Army. Photo by Will Oliver/EPA

Aquino on Espina, Binay vs Poe, ‘royal baby’ | The wRap

Apr 17, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The president confirms Espina did resign Binay’s camp claims it’s not worried about Grace Poe The countdown for the ‘royal baby’ begins

Indonesia death row, Roxas on Binay, William and Kate | The wRap

Apr 10, 2015 - 8:27 PM

A Filipina and two Australians on Indonesian death row ask for another case review Mar Roxas says he will not be Jojo Binay’s running mate Prince William and Duchess Kate prepare for their second child

Mamasapano 'first sin,' Filipinos on Aquino, British royal baby | The wRap

Mar 19, 2015 - 7:50 PM

The Senate’s Mamasapano report says the MILF committed first sin A survey shows Filipinos don’t want President Aquino to resign Duchess Kate says she’ll give birth in April

Kate Middleton's baby due date revealed

Mar 19, 2015 - 10:41 AM

I told her she is beautiful and that she s got a tiny little bump says children center volunteer Christine Osborne

WHOOPS! She accidentally tells a child center volunteer on when her baby is due

Parents of former Thai princess jailed for insulting monarchy

Mar 11, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Apiruj Suwadee 72 and his 66 year old wife Wanthanee are the latest close relatives of fallen former princess Srirasmi to face legal proceedings after a corruption scandal

HAPPIER TIMES. The file picture dated 05 December 2011 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (R), royal consort Princess Srirasm (L) and their son Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti (C) on their way to attend the royal ceremony marking King Bhumibol Adulyadej 84th birthday at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Parents of former Thai princess confess to insulting monarchy

Feb 27, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Apiruj Suwadee and his wife Wanthanee tell reporters they are guilty of defaming the monarchy lodging a malicious claim and asking officials to file false charges

ROYAL FAMILY. Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej (C) sits next to his family members (L-R) Princess Soamsawali Mahidol, his older daughter Princess Ubol Ratana, youngest daughter Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol, Princess Siribhachudabhorn, Royal Consort Princess Srirasm, grandson Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, his son Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and his daughter Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn during a public appearance to mark his 85th birthday celebrations on the balcony of Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, 05 December 2012. File Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Sydney lockdown, Laude murder case, Estrada pork case | The wRap

Dec 15, 2014 - 8:41 PM

Hostages are held in a Sydney cafe with an Islamist flag US soldier Pemberton is charged with murder over the death of Jennifer Laude Sandiganbayan judges want to back out of the case against Senator Jinggoy Estrada

Britain's Prince George in new Christmas photos

Dec 14, 2014 - 10:34 AM

The pictures show 17 month old George in a courtyard at Kensington Palace where his parents Prince William and Kate have a London apartment

Queen joins Prince George for first birthday party

Jul 23, 2014 - 2:42 AM

Prince George is one year old His parents threw him a quiet birthday party right at home

New photo marks Prince George's birthday

Jul 20, 2014 - 4:41 PM

A brand new photo of a walking baby George has been released – look how steady he is on his feet

His and hers: Prince George and mom Kate Middleton's royal tour outfits

May 01, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Who s better dressed Kate Middleton or Prince George?

11 photos of Prince George maintaining his regal calm

Apr 09, 2014 - 3:08 PM

Britain s Prince George visits the Plunket a national not for profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand

Photo by Marty Melville/EPA/Pool

William, Kate release new photo with baby Prince George

Mar 30, 2014 - 8:55 AM

The Duke of Cambridge the second in line to the throne is pictured with his wife and son looking out of an open window of their apartment in Kensington Palace in London

Charice Pempengco sings for US animated film

Feb 04, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Charice Pempengco sings the theme song for animated film The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale

TRUE TO HERSELF. Charice Pempengco revealed she almost lost the project after she came out. File photo courtesy of Perceptions, Inc

Spain princess summoned to court for fraud scandal

Jan 13, 2014 - 9:34 PM

Cristina youngest daughter of the Spanish king is accused of tax fraud and money laundering

ROYALS ACCUSED. Infanta Cristina of Spain (left) is accused of money-laundering while her husband Inaki Urdangarin was suspected of embezzling million of euros in public funds. File AFP Photo/Attila Kisbenedek

Prince William rocks out with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift

Nov 28, 2013 - 11:27 AM

The trio belted out a Bon Jovi classic at the end of a gala event in support of the homeless charity Centrepoint

POP ROYALTY. Britain's Prince William rocks out to 'Livin' On A Prayer' with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift. Photo by AFP/Dominic Lipinski/POOL

Baby makes 3: Peek into royal family life

Jul 30, 2013 - 10:29 AM

What kind of childhood awaits Britain s newest prince?

INSIDE THE PALACE. How's life for the new prince so far? Photo by EPA/Rick Findler

#RoyalBaby countdown begins

Jul 02, 2013 - 7:50 AM

Media wait for royal mum to be Kate outside a London hospital

AND SO IT BEGINS. For the next weeks, all eyes will be on Kate Middleton, the royal mother-to-be. Photo from the Kate Middleton Facebook page