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Royal women to have equality over succession

FEMALE members of the Royal Family are to be given equality with men in the rules of succession to the throne, under historic constitutional changes agreed unanimously today by the 16 nations of which Queen Elizabeth II is monarch.

Vulcan to fly in jubilee ‘salute’

The only remaining airworthy Vulcan bomber is to take to the skies during 2012 for a Diamond Jubilee tour in honour of the Queen, it has been announced.

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As prison population in England soars after riots, Kate Middleton visits site of violence

THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a community centre yesterday near the spot where three men were killed during last week's riots.

Queen kept in the dark over Harry's Arctic trip

PRINCE Harry has revealed he did not inform the Queen of his daring trip to the Arctic in which he battled sub-zero temperatures in a punishing charity trek.

Royal mint

NEWLYWED Zara Phillips said her weekend wedding to rugby star Mike Tindall was "amazing" but admitted she was disappointed the couple are too busy to take a honeymoon.

Possession is all, as newlywed Mike Tindall gets back to his day job

AFTER spending the weekend avoiding a media scrum, newlywed Mike Tindall returned to his day job as captain of the England rugby team.

Closure threat to naval college

A NAVAL training college which helped start the relationship between a young Princess Elizabeth and her future husband the Duke of Edinburgh could be closed because of armed forces spending cuts, according to a leaked memo.

In pictures: Final preparations for Edinburgh royal wedding

FINAL preparations were being made today in Edinburgh for the wedding of the Queen's granddaughter, Zara Phillips, to England rugby player Mike Tindall.

Royal wedding: Canongate retailers hoping to cash in on the big attraction on their doorstep

SHOPKEEPERS in the Canongate hope they will be able to reap the benefits of having the Royal Wedding on their doorstep.

Residents warned of big day shutdown

RESIDENTS and businesses in the Canongate area received a letter from the City of Edinburgh Council warning them how the Royal Wedding would affect them.

Royal wedding: Taxpayers' £½m bill - and you're not even invited

TAXPAYERS are being asked to pick up a six-figure bill for tomorrow's Royal Wedding - but have been encouraged to stay away from the "private occasion".

Capital prepares for royal wedding

Deliveries have been arriving under heavy police presence at Edinburgh's Palace of Holyroodhouse ahead of this weekend's royal wedding.

2,000 expected to pack Royal Mile for Zara wedding

UP to 2,000 members of the public are expected to turn out in Edinburgh on Saturday to catch a glimpse of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall on their wedding day.

Wedding day dash for Zara's horse-riding best friends

HORSE-RIDING wedding guests of Zara Phillips and rugby star Mike Tindall are to be given early slots at the Hopetoun International Horse Trials to ensure they make it to the church on time.

Police stepping up security for Zara wedding

POLICE officers carried out security checks including examining drains yesterday around the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh ahead of the wedding of Zara Phillips and England rugby star Mike Tindall on Saturday.

All aboard Britannia for pre-wedding party

ZARA Phillips and Mike Tindall are to host a private pre-wedding bash on board the former royal yacht Britannia on Friday night.

Couple face bit of a tartan conundrum

IF THE bride and groom decide to add a touch of tartan to their nuptials, or perhaps incorporate an element into their pre-wedding party on board Britannia, they could use designs depicting their surnames.

All eyes on Zara's big day - and her dress

WITH only five days to go before the "almost royal" wedding of Zara Phillips and England rugby star Mike Tindall, speculation is growing about the dress the bride will wear.

Taken-aback Queen finds wedding dress display 'horrible'

THE Queen came face to face with the Duchess of Cambridge's iconic wedding dress yesterday - but was taken aback by its dramatic setting.

Duke resigns role as special ambassador

The Duke of York is to step down from his role as the UK's roving business ambassador, Buckingham Palace confirmed last night.

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