The involvement of Britain's royal family in diplomacy "gives us extra ability to make a difference in certain areas," Sir Peter Westmacott, the British ambassador to Washington, says.
No matter whether you hear him called -- "George Cambridge," "George Wales" or "George Mountbatten-Windsor" -- the closest thing to a statutory surname that our new little prince will have will be "Windsor."
To address when I commented -- with deliberate irony -- how "brilliant a royal Kate is" [for having a boy], perhaps I should share the historical context that some appear to have missed, where many a royal wife suffered at the hands of her husband for not producing a male heir.
The more debate about the rights and wrongs of publishing the images, the better for Closer, and the more palatable the inevitable fine will feel. A nice juicy Royal court case will only bring the magazine back into the public spotlight.
I waited outside, guarding the door, hoping these two women -- so hounded and so admired -- might find solace in each other's company.
It may take a village to rear a child, but it takes more of a kingdom to raise an Olympic event horse. Which is why if you are just part of a rider's family like I am, it is a challenge to get one of Karen's packet of complimentary Olympic tickets.
As part of Prince Henry's recent tour of Jamaica to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, His Royal Highness stayed at the Royal Family's favorite resort.
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to the queen of England, is also a fervent UFO aficionado.