A positive Covid-19 test for Prince Charles brings the royal role in national emergencies into focus, writes Sean Lang.
British officials have revived Cold War emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be riots in London if Britain suffers a disruptive departure from the European Union next month.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth (90) missed a traditional Christmas church service on Sunday for the first time in decades due to a heavy cold, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.
Prince Harry praised "that great American spirit" during his tour of the recovering Jersey Shore, where crews were dismantling a landmark roller coaster - a symbol of Superstorm Sandy's destruction.
The Duchess of Cambridge is "continuing to feel better" and she and the Duke are immensely grateful for the good wishes they have received, St James's Palace says.
It was a rockstar reception for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as they met hundreds who had gathered excitedly in rainy downtown Auckland today.
Britain's Prince Harry was happy to poke fun at himself when he made his first official public appearance since pictures of him cavorting naked while on holiday in Las Vegas were published.
Queen Elizabeth waved from her Buckingham Palace balcony to the cheering masses and thanked millions of well-wishers at the end of four days of spectacular Diamond Jubilee celebrations marking her 60th year on the throne.
A beaming Queen Elizabeth enjoyed a day at the races, indulging a lifelong passion for horses at the launch of four days of nationwide Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark her 60 years on the British throne.
Britain's Prince Charles paid a personal tribute to his "mama", Queen Elizabeth, lauding her for providing stability as Britain prepares for four days of public celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife will visit New Zealand later this year.
Britain's Prince William has arrived in the Falkland Islands for a posting as a military search-and-rescue pilot, the defence ministry said, with tension resurging between London and Argentina over sovereignty of the British-ruled territory.
Britain's royal family says the Duchess of Cambridge has handled her first solo duties since her wedding to Prince William - acting as a last-minute stand-in for father-in-law Prince Charles at a charity dinner.
Boasting a raft of royal guests and a palace reception, tiara-wearing Zara Phillips' hopes of a private wedding were dashed as a crowd of thousands gathered for a glimpse of the latest regal nuptials.