They're getting ready this morning for a royal ceremony this morning in Southampton, England where the Duchess of Cambridge is about to become a godmother—to a cruise ship.
The christening ceremony will be Kate's last, official solo appearance before the birth of her baby next month. CNN’s Richard Quest is in Southampton with more.
Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is expected to undergo "an exploratory" abdominal surgery Friday at a London hospital, a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.
The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to the hospital Thursday and is expected to stay there for up to two weeks, according to the palace statement.
He is being treated "following abdominal investigations."
The surgery will likely take place Friday unless the medical advice changes, the palace spokesman said.
The 91-year-old is set to celebrate his birthday Monday.
The United Kingdom celebrates 60 years of Queen Elizabeth's reign today. Max Foster has more on the occasion.
In 1953, 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey in a ceremony “steeped in tradition and religious symbolism,” Foster reports. “The first coronation held in the exact same spot was for William the Conqueror in 1066.”
The Queen returns to the Abbey today, marking the 60th anniversary of her reign in a low-key affair with close family and special guests.
Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Peter Phillips calls the occasion “a moment of great pride.” Phillips says, “There’s also the pride of being able to show our support as grandchildren and as children, to ensure she’s got a very supportive family around her.”
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall makes a bold choice in making her first solo trip abroad to Paris. Max Foster explains.
On Day 6 of his U.S. tour, Prince Harry visits Seaside Heights to tour areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy CNN's Poppy Harlow reports from Seaside Heights, NJ.
Chris Christie is 'grateful' that Prince Harry is bringing awareness back to the recovery and rebuilding effort in New Jersey from Superstorm Sandy.
Later today Prince Harry will visit New York City. He will go to Harlem, and attended a baseball with inner-city youth. Later today he will also attend an event with Prime Minister David Cameron to promote economic interests in the United Kingdom. Finally, Prince Harry will attend an event to raise money for several of his foundations.
According to the New York Daily News, there's something the Duchess of Cambridge has that American women really want— her nose. There’s been a surge in women asking plastic surgeons for "The Kate Middleton". Experts say her nose has a feminine look with a cute upturn at the end.
Also trending on the web is an interview President Obama had with Israeli television ahead of his trip to Israel where he appears to be channeling Joe Biden in talking about what he'd really like to do there. He just wants to wander down Tel Aviv, go to a bar and spend time with strangers! The president heads to Israel for the first time as president next week.
CNN's Max Foster says the queen is suffering from the symptoms of gastroenteritis, and will likely be released tomorrow if things go smoothly.
The Dutchess of Cambridge reveals her baby bump in her first official public appearance since her hospitalization.
Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting their first child. The royal couple’s news comes after 19 months of marriage, and it comes to us only because the palace announced the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to a central London hospital with acute morning sickness. Elizabeth Cohen joins “Early Start” live from Atlanta to explain how bad morning sickness can get.
The royal family is up in arms after a French magazine published topless photographs of Prince Williams' wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, better known as Kate Middleton. Traveling alongside Will and Kate in the Solomon Islands, CNN Royal Correspondent Max Foster reports that the family will file a complaint and press charges against the magazine.
“It's all smiles for the camera, but she's upset. She feels humiliated,” Foster says. “And [Prince William] actually feels very angry. He's speaking of Diana in relation to this. He went through a tough upbringing because of the pressure his mother was under from the paparazzi. He's seeing it happen again to his wife and he's making sure that is not going to continue because it's completely unacceptable.”
The royal family believes the paparazzi “crossed the line” in the photographs as the Duke and Duchess were at a private residence in the south of France.
The family is seeking legal redress and possibly jail time for the editor of the French magazine, Closer.