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New book reveals: Queen Elizabeth’s a major dog person

Queen Elizabeth II is so fond of her corgis that she personally supervises their daily meal and pours the gravy for them herself, according to a new book on British royal pets since the 16th century. “Pets by Royal Appointment”, by author Brian Hoey, who has written about Buckingham Palace…

Prince Andrew challenged by police in palace gardens

Prince Andrew was challenged by jittery royal protection officers in the gardens of Buckingham Palace last week as they stepped up security following a break-in, police admitted on Sunday. The Duke of York, the third child of Queen Elizabeth II, was approached by two armed officers as he took an…

Duke of Edinburgh undergoes heart surgery

LONDON — The Duke of Edinburgh, the 90-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, underwent successful heart surgery Friday after suffering a blocked artery, Buckingham Palace said. The duke underwent an “invasive procedure of coronary stenting” after being taken to hospital with chest pains, the palace confirmed. Copyright © 2011…

UK palace staff lift lid on royal wedding preparations

LONDON (Reuters) – Staff at Buckingham Palace have lifted the lid on preparations forPrince William’s wedding next month, giving an insight into what guests can expect and the amount of work needed to make it a success. From cooks and hospitality planners to cloakroom attendants, employees at Queen Elizabeth’s London residence are finalizing plans…

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