Monthly Archive: February 2016

9 Of Thailand's Creepiest Attractions (Not For The Faint Hearted …

You re in Thailand. You ve done the temples. Beaches have been ticked off.

Gorged yourself on all manner of street food. What s next? Friends; it s time to get creeped out .

Thanks to a crazy combination of rampant local superstition, spirit houses and merit-making everywhere you look, and urban legends and ghost stories by the bucketload, Thailand is an absolute treasure trove of the creepy and freaky. This brilliant Travelog article 1 from a few weeks ago went behind the scenes of the ridiculously macabre Sathorn Unique Ghost Tower in Bangkok if your interest is piqued by what secrets lurk in that abandoned, 49-storey building, why not try the following attractions on for size too. Here are 9 of the creepiest places in Thailand for your delectation and disgust: let us know where else deserves a creepy shout-out!

White Lion House Chiang Mai The White Lion House or, to give it it s proper name, Jangmuarinnakorn House, holds both a creepy aesthetic and a terrible past. The mansion is imposingly huge and its baroque architecture out of place, flanked by snarling lions and now in serious state of dilapidation. The inside isn t much better; abandoned save a bunch of squatters, chickens and graffiti.

If the stories are true, they re living alongside ghosts It was built around 20 years ago by a very rich, yet mentally troubled, man and his family, who ignored the inauspicious signs that there was bad Feng Shui on the site. The story goes that the man finally lost his mind one day and hacked his family to bits in a horrendous act of murder. Predictably, the house is considered one of Chiang Mai s most haunted sites and no one has bought it for fear of catching the bad luck lining its walls.

Luang Pho Daeng Koh Samui By Per Meistrup Luang Pho Daeng was a Thai monk who underwent rare and intense ritual of self-mummification 2 and died while meditating in 1973. His incredibly well-preserved body is held in a glass case at Wat Khunaram temple on Koh Samui. He wears sunglasses so visitors will not be repulsed by his gaping open eye sockets.

His internal organs are preserved complete, if a little shrunken, thanks to the effects of dehydration. Adding to the creepy effect are the many geckos that lay eggs and hatch inside of his body. Eggs were found in his eye sockets, mouth and beneath his skin during radiography scans.

He also still has his dentures in. Siriraj Medical Museum, or: Museum of Death Bangkok With a nickname like Museum of Death , you can be assured of resolute creepiness at this fascinating medical museum. It s made up of five smaller museums that explore and exhibit the complexities of different medical specialities, namely pathology, anatomy, anthropology, parasitology and forensics.

What makes the Museum of Death so creepily intriguing is its incredibly revealing displays of medical oddities: foetuses, siamese twins, children s skeletons, skulls afflicted by hydrocephalus, rickets-riddled skeletons and even the mummified remains of a serial killer. Needless to say, it s not for the faint of heart Wang Saen Suk Hell Garden Chonburi Supposedly depicting the punishments meted out in the Buddhist concept of Hell, Wang Saen Suk is occupied by a number of towering, grotesque figures undergoing torture for the crimes of their bad karma committed during their lives. The Bohemian Blog 3 gives an interesting and informative run-down on how to get to the Hell Garden and the things you can expect to spot in its 136 pits of hell.

The punishments depicted include humans being transformed into animals, tongue stretching, intestines being eaten by birds, eyes pecked by ravens, severe beatings and incomprehensible violence seemingly at odds with the Buddhist approach to peace and gentility. The hell garden finishes on a positive message, however, showing the rewards for good deeds with its happier depictions of figures enjoying their good karma at the end of the garden. Nightingale-Olympic Department Store Bangkok By Chris Menist for CNNGO 4 Deep in the heart of Chinatown is the Nightingale-Olympic, opened in the 1960s as Bangkok s first department store.

Despite its doors still being open, it s clear that very little has been altered in the years to now, with the store resembling more of a living museum experience, rather than a mall to rival Siam Paragon. Unsold stock including wooden tennis rackets and rusty musical instruments spill out over the shelves while creepy old mannequins are dressed in the style of yesteryear. Customers are pretty few and far between so there are no modern amenities like air-conditioning, adding to the feeling of being trapped in the past.

Kamchanod Forest Udon Thani Kamchanod Forest is found on a small island near the village of Wang Tong in Udon Thani province and is the site of a number of myths and legends. The underwater caves beneath the forest are believed to be the home of the giant, mythical Phaya N ga serpent who, according to Buddhist folklore, breathed fire into the sky to assist the Buddha in his heavenly descent. Within the forest is a temple where Thais can make merit to the N ga.

As well as ancient spirits, modern-day ghosts are also reported to haunt the forest: in 1987 a small film crew were requested by an unknown caller to come the forest to set-up a temporary open air cinema for the night. Late into the early hours, a large crowd appeared peculiar, silent, with the men all in black and the women white. At the close of the entertainment, the crowd left, again without saying a word.

When the film crew, a little perplexed, left the forest and travelled back to Wang Tong, they questioned the villagers about the strange happenings of the night before: the disbelief of the villagers lead to the development of the urban legend that the film crew had entertained a large group of ghosts. The night s events were recreated for The Screen of Kamchanod movie in 2007. Baan Dam Chiang Rai In total opposition to the nearby heavenly White Temple Wat Rong Khun, is Baan Dam or, Black House.

The 15 houses of the Baan Dam complex are dark in both physical colour and general aura, decorated as they are with the carcasses of dead animals. An entire elephant skeleton is presented alongside skins, teeth and bones of a variety of creatures, including big cats, buffalo, snakes and crocodiles. Designed by local artist Thawan Duchanee, this artful presentation of death and spectacle is both jarring and voyeuristic a must-see for fans of creep.

Koh Hingham Satun province Koh Hingham is a tiny, uninhabited island off the coast of Koh Lipe near the Malaysian border that was supposedly cursed by the God of Tarutao. The island is covered in peculiar looking black pebbles and the myth goes that if you take one such stone from Hingham, you will bear the brunt of the curse wreaked by the God of Tarutao. While many people presumably do nab a takeaway from the island, the National Park office receives dozens of the stones posted back to them every year from guilt-ridden thieves.

Perhaps they wanted to live free of the curse? Corrections Museum Bangkok On the site of a former maximum security jail is the Orwellian-sounding Corrections Museum, which documents the grisly reality of incarceration in the Bangkok past. Photographs and models of the site help conjure the atmosphere of the prison while life-size figures recreate the horrific tortures and executions carried out there particularly in the notorious, windowless Cell Block 9.

This chamber was the site of prisoners last supper before being executed and exhibits the weapons and instruments of torture used.

What s your favourite creepy spot in Thailand?

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Security Chokes, Bodyslams Time Photographer at Trump Rally …

RADFORD, VA A Donald Trump rally turned into a WWE match. In one corner, we have a Time Magazine photographer. In the other a Secret Service agent.

The video is CUH-RAZY, y all! Time Magazine photographer Chris Morris says it all started during Monday s rally in Virginia when he stepped outside the media pen. That s when the agent grabbed him by the neck and all hell broke loose!

I m not pressing charges, Morris said after the incident. I stepped 18 inches out of the pen and he grabbed me by the neck and started choking me and then he slammed me to the ground. This was all going down as Black Lives Matter protesters were heckling Trump.

The GOP frontrunner has yet to comment but you KNOW he won t keep quiet about this one.

Does he ever?

Apple's top lawyer: U.S.

government order weakens security for all …

Feb 29, 2016 – 05:15 PM UTC AAPL: 96.69 (-0.22, -0.23%) | NASDAQ: 4557.95 (-32.52, -0.71%) Monday, February 29, 2016 3:29 pm 7 Comments 1 The FBI s effort to force Apple to help unlock one of the San Bernardino shooter s iPhones would weaken security for all devices, the company s top lawyer will tell lawmakers on Tuesday, Katie Bo Williams reports for The Hill. We can all agree this is not about access to just one iPhone, Apple General Counsel Bruce Sewell says in written testimony to be given to the House Judiciary Committee during a hearing on encryption. Should the FBI have the right to compel a company to produce a product it doesn t already make, to the FBI s exact specifications and for the FBI s use?

Sewell argues in his testimony, Williams reports. FBI Director James Comey, who will also testify before a separate Judiciary panel on Tuesday, argues that the request is tailored only for shooter Syed Rizwan Farook s device But he also acknowledged that a decision in the case could be instructive for other courts, a subtle shift from an earlier position that it was not about setting a precedent.’ Sewell references Comey s shift in his own testimony, Williams reports. Just last week Director Comey agreed that the FBI would likely use this precedent in other cases involving other phones, his testimony says. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has also said he would absolutely plan to use this on over 175 phones Building that software tool would not affect just one iPhone.

It would weaken the security for all of them.’ Read more in the full article here 2 . MacDailyNews Take: Of course it would weaken security for all iPhones. SEE ALSO: Apple CEO Cook decried Obama s lack of leadership on encryption during a closed-door meeting last month 3 February 29, 2016 Apple CEO Tim Cook can probably defy the US government all he wants and not go to jail 4 February 29, 2016 Apple CEO Cook picks up where Snowden left off in privacy debate 5 February 29, 2016 Obama administration set to expand sharing of data that N.S.A.

intercepts 6 February 28, 2016 If Apple loses, your home could be the next thing that s unlocked: Access to your security cameras would be just a judge order away 7 February 28, 2016 The Apple vs. FBI fight is about something more basic than software and laws 8 February 28, 2016 Apple privacy battle with Washington looms as watershed moment 9 February 26, 2016 Apple s lawyer: If we lose, it will lead to a police state 10 February 26, 2016 Apple: The law already exists that protects us from U.S. government demands to hack iPhone 11 February 26, 2016 Categories: News 12 Tags: Apple , Apple Retail Stores , Big Brother , Bill Gates , CIA , DFU , DOJ , Don t Break Our Phones , Edward Snowden , ENCRYPT Act , encryption , Facebook , Fourth Amendment , freedom , google , government spooks , government surveillance , iOS , iPhone , John McAfee , Judge Sheri Pym , legal , Max Levchin , microsoft , National Security Agency , NSA , nsa surveillance , obama , Office of Tailored Access Operations , Orwellian , personal data , privacy , Reform Government Surveillance , reformgovernmentsurveillance.com , smartphone , spying , surveillance , Syed Rizwan Farook , Ted Lieu , Tim Cook , Trail of Bits , U.S.

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Guard choke-slams photographer at Trump rally in Va.

A photographer was slammed down on a table by someone who appears to be a security guard during a Donald Trump Donald Trump Trump leads by double digits in Alabama, Oklahoma Nikki Haley knocks Trump over KKK Guard choke-slams photographer at Trump rally in Va. MORE 2 3 4 5 6 2 3 4 5 6 1 1 rally Monday in Virginia. A short video of the encounter was posted on Twitter 7 7 by Independent Journal reporter Joe Perticone and other repoters.

The photographer, who several reporters on Twitter identified as Time Magazine s Christopher Morris, ended up on the ground, kicking out his legs at a man in a gray suit who is trying to hold him. It is not clear who the man in the gray suit was working for. A video of the incident posted 8 8 on Instagram showed the guard clearly grabbing Morris by the neck before slamming him down on a table.

The video has now been taken down. The photographer, while getting to his feet, points at his throat and appears to say you grabbed me by the throat. Once on his feet, he then reaches out to the man s throat before being grabbed by a third man around the arm.

As the man with the camera is pulled away, he can be heard saying, he grabbed me by the neck. Trump s campaign issued a statement indicating that the security agent involved in the incident was with the U.S. Secret Service (USSS).

There was an incident involving a photographer and a USSS agent at today s Radford University Trump rally, wrote Trump s spokeswoman Hope Hicks in an email to The Hill. We are not aware of all details surrounding the incident and all future inquiries should be directed to local law enforcement. The reporter, Perticone, published additional video on Twitter 9 9 which he says occurred moments before the interaction between the security guard and Morris got physical.

The guard says to Morris, Get in the pen. Morris is then heard to say, F k you. Also shown in Perticone s second video are African-American protesters walking past the press pen chanting and shaking their fists.

WSET reporter Annie Anderson posted a third video 10 10 in which she says she interviewed Morris as he was being escorted out of the Trump rally. In the video, Morris says, I never punched him. I never touched him.

At the very end I tried to show the press lead what he did to me. And I said he choked me so I put my hand on him. And that s when I was arrested.

Trump s rally on Monday at Virginia s Radford University included several rounds of protests, including some reportedly made by Black Lives Matter activists 11 11 . At one point, as protesters were being ejected, Trump complained that a woman had interrupted him in the middle of one of his punch lines. Are you from Mexico?

Trump called out to the protester. Protesters have become common at Trump events, with activists often denouncing the Republican s rhetoric toward minorities. Black Lives Matter activists a group whose primary focus is the police treatment of African-Americans have shown up at previous Trump events.

You re going to hear it once, Trump told the protesters on Monday. All lives matter. Updated at 2:52 p.m.

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Rainbow Six Siege patch 2.2 adds report button, ranked killcam …

Monday, 29 February 2016 19:23 GMT By Sherif Saed Rainbow Six Siege is due for another patch that aims to make the competitive experience better. Ubisoft has announced that patch 2.2 for Rainbow Six Siege 1 is dropping tomorrow for PC, and March 8 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The patch has a long list of changes, but the developer is prioritising competitive and matchmaking fixes.

Find the full list below. New Features Addition of a Report Button Introduction of Kill Cam to Ranked Playlist Changes New Custom Game setting: Infinite Overtime Rounds is now available for competitive play Gameplay Fixes Operators are in T-Pose and do not display any texture. FIXED Hit registration: the player sometimes doesn t receive damage when shot at while in rappel and using a drone.

FIXED Hit registration: Players sometime take no damage when shot in one of their feet. FIXED Hit registration: Defenders have a difficult time damaging a hostage carrier while he or she is in rappel. FIXED Weapons sometime appear through walls.

FIXED The drone sometimes flies out of bounds when thrown. FIXED Sometimes drone falls off the maps. FIXED Gadgets placed on the ground cannot be put on top of barricade debris.

FIXED The ADS animation sometimes gets corrupted when shield-wielding Operators aim. FIXED Thermite: sometimes, a reinforced trap door will not be destroyed by an Exothermic Charge. FIXED Buck: Pressing the gadget key while holding secondary weapon does not go out of Skeleton key mode.

FIXED Glaz: pressing the gadget key while carrying secondary weapon does not switch scope ON and OFF. FIXED Sledge: hammer can be seen floating in the air during end of round camera. FIXED Level Design Fixes Yacht exploit: players are able to vault near the roof of the front end of the Yacht, inside the ceiling.

FIXED Yacht: the Secure Area objective area doesn t cover the entire room of the cockpit, preventing the objective to be captured/defended when standing in a specific position. FIXED Yacht: Defenders cannot place barbed wire on any interior stairs of the map. FIXED Yacht: drones have no collision with a block of ice at East Glacier.

FIXED Yacht: some red blocking walls not displayed during the Preparation Phase. FIXED Oregon exploit: Attackers can shoot Defenders through a small gap (near Junkyard Spawn Point, EXT Dining Hall). FIXED Oregon: drones have difficulty navigating through the two ventilation shafts near the abandoned school bus.

FIXED Chalet: an invisible collision will prevent characters from shooting at enemies hiding behind it on the 2F near the railing. FIXED House: players can fall through the map when rappelling near the River Docks area. FIXED House: pillows have no collision with the players gadgets.

FIXED Russian Caf : the bottom layer of the destructible wall from the Pillar Dining Room cannot be vaulted after destroying the wall. FIXED Sometimes, there are lighting issues on maps. FIXED Spectator Mode Fixes The score is not replicated correctly for the spectator during character selection screen.

FIXED When spectating, the spectator remains with a white screen if the spectated target is killed while being flashed. FIXED Spectator sees player s drone from the wrong perspective. FIXED Indication of drone elevation in relation to player does not work correctly when in Spectator Mode FIXED Tactical view focuses on where the Operator dies and does not allow the camera to move freely until the spectator switches to another player s perspective.

FIXED Graphic corruptions can be seen when switching between players in first person view. FIXED Players full usernames no longer displayed under their logo when focused on in Spectator Mode FIXED Controller does not vibrate after exiting from spectate mode and playing in any mode. FIXED PC: The spectator cannot open the Options menu using the F10 key.

FIXED Miscellaneous Fixes The countdown (15/10/5 seconds remaining) announcer voice over still happens after the defuser has been planted when the bomb is planted late in the round. FIXED PS4: PS4 players met feature from the friends tab in the play station dynamic menu has no functionality. FIXED In addition to these fixes, spawn locations on most maps have also seen some alterations, with the goal to have all players spawn behind cover.

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ISIL claims responsibility for deadly Iraq bombing

| Print | E-mail 1 2 Last Updated on Monday, 29 February 2016 12:14 Monday, 29 February 2016 11:19 Suicide blast strikes Muqdadiyah and troops near Fallujah die in shelling, a day after violence claimed scores of lives. Dozens of people have been killed for a second day in a row in Iraq as government forces continue to battle fighters in the western province of Anbar. A suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral on Monday in Miqdadiyah, a town northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 38 people and injuring scores more.

Monday’s violence follows one of Iraq’s bloodiest days in recent weeks, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claiming responsibility for attacks in different places. The attack targeted a funeral for a well-known Shia member of the Beni Tamim, one of the main tribes in Diyala province, where Miqdadiyah is located. Two commanders killed Sadiq al-Husseini, the head of the Diyala security committee, said a commander from Asaib Ahl al-Haq and another from Badr – two powerful Shia armed units – were killed in the blast.

Officials in Diyala appealed for calm in the aftermath of the attack. Residents should “join hands to get out of the current crisis”, said Ali al-Tamimi, the head of the Miqdadiyah district council. Muthanna al-Tamimi, Diyala’s governor, said: “Miqdadiyah will not fall into the trap of sectarian strife promoted by some politicians.” ISIL, which has seized territory both in Iraq and Syria, claimed responsibility in an online statement, saying a suicide bomber who detonated an explosive belt targeted a gathering of militia members.

The statement listed the names of some who were allegedly killed. The attack in Miqdadiyah happened just hours after 16 Iraqi army soldiers and tribal fighters were killed in a village south of Fallujah, in Anbar, after a shelling on their barracks. According to a statement released by the US defence department, American forces are expected to “do more” to help Iraqi troops fighting to retake Mosul than they did in fight for Ramadi, provincial capital of Anbar.

Sunday’s violence In Sunday’s worst attack 3 , two roadside bombs had targeted a market in Sadr City, a predominantly Shia neighbourhood north of Baghdad, killing at least 70 people. The explosions left 100 people injured in addition to the deaths. Elsewhere, government troops and policemen came under attack from ISIL.

In Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, a number of policemen were kidnapped after an attack there.

A nearby village was also raided by ISIL, military sources said.

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Transpontine: Norman Jay at Bussey

Norman Jay is one of my all time favourite DJs, with deep roots in soul, disco and funk, through to soulful house and beyond. I’ve had some memorable nights and days dancing to him, most notably at his Good Times sound system at Notting Hill Carnival. I still miss his Sunday radio shows on BBC London, there are some tracks he used to play that whenever I hear them I immediately think ‘Norman Jay’.

In fact just now I was listening to ‘Les Fleurs’ by Minnie Riperton and I thought, oh that reminds me I must do a post about Norman playing in Peckham. Yes, he’s playing at South London Soul Train at the Bussey Building on Saturday April 2nd – the perfect DJ for this great club. Of course I should be going but…

I’m running a half marathon the next morning.

You all go ahead and enjoy yourselves.

Father-of-two Prince William has been gushing about how sweet his …

The Duke of Cambridge was in Cardiff hosting a reception for injured rugby players and their families when he made the sweet comments about his family life. Talking about Princess Charlotte, Prince William said: She is very sweet, but all fathers say just you wait, when you get to nine, 10, 11 they go crazy. I m looking forward to it, there will be some drama.

Royal Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana 2015 Photo (C) HRH Duchess of Cambridge William also joked that Prince George, who started nursery this year, and Charlotte are already a handful. No broken bones yet, but they re trying, he said. They re running around, pushing things, jumping. Please tell me it gets easier.

The second in line to the throne flew to Wales for the reception from Norfolk, after working shifts as an ambulance pilot from Monday to Thursday. He told the BBC: I love my rugby. Having lived in Wales for four years, worked here and seen the rugby I m thrilled to be back.

When the Welsh anthem goes, you know you are in Cardiff. Kate and William typically join the Middleton family for an annual winter holiday to Mustique, and this year s getaway is set to be extra special as Princess Charlotte PHOTO (c) PA Despite dividing his time between his job, royal engagements and his family, Prince William was recently accused of being lazy , and criticised for only having attended two royal engagements this year. He will soon be heading to India and Bhutan with wife Kate in April for a six-day visit, while Prince Harry will be visiting Nepal in March.

Princess Charlotte Official Photos (C) AP, HRH DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE Before William s lovely comments about his children, George and Charlotte s mum had also recently talked about them in the blog post she wrote for the Huffington Post during her stint as a guest editor, where she revealed they re encouraged to talk about their feelings. Like most parents today, William and I would not hesitate to seek help for our children if they needed it , she wrote. We hope to encourage George and Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older.

We know there is no shame in a young child struggling with their emotions or suffering from a mental illness. KING S LYNN, ENGLAND JULY 05: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge talk to Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Duke of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King s Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Source: goodtoknow co uk Related Posts Prince George, Princess Charlotte Shown Together for the 1st Time 1 No broken bones yet, but they re trying 2 The Duke revealed that his job as an air ambulance pilot is good, different , adding that he finds the medical side fascinating 3 While attending a rugby match in Wales on Friday, the prince, 33, quipped about how his kids were getting up to mischief at home 4 Prince William is already gearing up for Princess Charlotte to be a handful! 5 Watch Video The Duke of Cambridge practices drills with the talented Coach Core 6 Prince Charles fully supports William s decision to put his family first. He wants William to be the best possible father he can be 7 Heartily singing the Welsh national anthem, the royal, 33, was at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the match against France in the annual Six Nations championship 8 New royal portrait of Prince William to be unveiled 9 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made decision to christen Charlotte in Norfolk is significant for several reasons 10 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Birth Certificate 11 The fourth in line to the throne has pipped both her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her father, the Duke of Cambridge 12 If royal tradition is anything to go by, HRH the Prince George can expect to go to boarding school 13 Prince William Urges for Protection of Nature 14 Prince William is terrified and Queen Elizabeth II is in favor of the plans 15 Prince William: I worry I won t get to see George and Charlotte grow up 16 Prince William admitted life at home has gotten slightly more chaotic with the two youngsters 17 Catherine Duchess of Cambridge to William: Screw This Royal Life, Let s Move Back to Wales! 18 Catherine Duchess of Cambridge to William: Screw This Royal Life, Let s Move Back to Wales! 19 Prince William conceded he was nervous and terrified as Villa attempt to win their first FA Cup in 58 year 20 Prince William and his brother Prince Harry will be supporting opposing teams when England face Wales in a key World Cup match at Twickenham on Saturday 21 Prince William is increasingly nervous and worried for wife Catherine Duchess of Cambridge 22 New Royal Pricness Name could be announced on Monday 23 In the wider spectrum of Royal events, the birth of the young prince and princess were nowhere on the same scale as their parent s wedding and their grandmother s Diamond Jubilee 24 Related That would be Catherine Duchess of Cambridge s sister!

So is Pippa riding Duchess s coattails or did she pen her own success? Catherine Duchess of Cambridge s another favourite children s line revealed: Prince George, Princess Charlotte s cashmere wear from Italian designer Duchess of Cambridge Fashion Style: The Coats during Royal Tour Prince William and Duchess Kate receive gifts for Prince George in Scotland Prince Harry will unfortunately miss Princess Charlotte s christening It is safe to assume that, in the years to come, little Princess Charlotte will find it utterly impossible to do any wrong in the eyes of her doting grandfather Proud Red heads awaiting for HRH Prince Harry for crowning the festival The so-called Kate Middleton effect by which anything the Duchess of Cambridge wears becomes an instant best-seller seems to know no bounds Watch the reactions of Grandfather and uncle of Prince George over his new pics shown to them by his father! Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William meeting with Beyonce & Jay Z Stylist magazine Catherine Duchess of Cambridge is the suffragette of our generation James Hewitt, a former lover of Princess Diana, reportedly checked into selling a collection of letters and cards he received from her and from a young Prince William for $150,000 A Royal Night Out is released in cinemas on 15 May Sarah Gadon on playing the young Princess Elizabeth in A Royal Night Out Kate Middleton s engagement ring is one of the most famous in the world Someone isn t about to let the new royal baby steal spotlight They Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked a little tired but seemed to have a lovely time and left at about 10.30pm Alastair Barford normally spends 40 hours with a portrait subject, but had just 10 minutes to observe the Queen from a distance before starting work The state of a royal marriage is, all too often, rather precisely mirrored by the choice of Christmas card the couple send Just a normal couple Doctor who delivered Prince George opens up on royal birth The Duchess, seen here at last year s event, will ride in the state barouche alongside Harry Princess Diana Brooch Collections Jewelry Pippa (pictured) has a great figure, because she s got curves in all the right places, Odabash said at the CLIC Sargent gala in Mayfair Update: Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge has more than morning sickness!

I let myself down, I let my family down, I let other people down, Prince Harry said at the time Famed welterweight Manny Pacquiao is invited by Royals to join at Dinner in London Prince Charles has turned part of his garden at Highgrove House into a magical playground fit for little royals!

Facts About: Princess Diana and Prince Charles wedding anniversary Queen Elizabeth II s gynecologist delayed his retirement Royal fans are already been given a glimpse at what she could look like aged 10 The wedding breakfast menu of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shows that their guests References ^ Prince George, Princess Charlotte Shown Together for the 1st Time (www.royal-fans.com) ^ No broken bones yet, but they re trying (www.royal-fans.com) ^ The Duke revealed that his job as an air ambulance pilot is good, different , adding that he finds the medical side fascinating (www.royal-fans.com) ^ While attending a rugby match in Wales on Friday, the prince, 33, quipped about how his kids were getting up to mischief at home (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Prince William is already gearing up for Princess Charlotte to be a handful! (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Watch Video The Duke of Cambridge practices drills with the talented Coach Core (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Prince Charles fully supports William s decision to put his family first.

He wants William to be the best possible father he can be (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Heartily singing the Welsh national anthem, the royal, 33, was at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff for the match against France in the annual Six Nations championship (www.royal-fans.com) ^ New royal portrait of Prince William to be unveiled (www.royal-fans.com) ^ The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made decision to christen Charlotte in Norfolk is significant for several reasons (www.royal-fans.com) ^ The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Birth Certificate (www.royal-fans.com) ^ The fourth in line to the throne has pipped both her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her father, the Duke of Cambridge (www.royal-fans.com) ^ If royal tradition is anything to go by, HRH the Prince George can expect to go to boarding school (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Prince William Urges for Protection of Nature (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Prince William is terrified and Queen Elizabeth II is in favor of the plans (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Prince William: I worry I won t get to see George and Charlotte grow up (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Prince William admitted life at home has gotten slightly more chaotic with the two youngsters (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Catherine Duchess of Cambridge to William: Screw This Royal Life, Let s Move Back to Wales! (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Catherine Duchess of Cambridge to William: Screw This Royal Life, Let s Move Back to Wales! (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Prince William conceded he was nervous and terrified as Villa attempt to win their first FA Cup in 58 year (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Prince William and his brother Prince Harry will be supporting opposing teams when England face Wales in a key World Cup match at Twickenham on Saturday (www.royal-fans.com) ^ Prince William is increasingly nervous and worried for wife Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (www.royal-fans.com) ^ New Royal Pricness Name could be announced on Monday (www.royal-fans.com) ^ In the wider spectrum of Royal events, the birth of the young prince and princess were nowhere on the same scale as their parent s wedding and their grandmother s Diamond Jubilee (www.royal-fans.com)