News Granted, the Queen probably isn’t the easiest to buy for. What would one bestow upon the monarch that has it all?

Granted, the royals probably aren't the easiest to buy for. But a book called Your Arms Remind Me of Pork Luncheon Meat? Really?

Police worker in palace security breach claims

A civilian police worker is being investigated after an alleged security breach at Buckingham Palace, sources said today.

Ex-Royal worker tells of Palace porn trading

A former royal protection officer accused of a £3m betting and property scam has claimed colleagues played poker and traded porn while working at Buckingham Palace.

Fake Sheikh buys his way into Buckingham Palace

The Fake Sheikh strikes again. Safety for the Queen and Royal Family is being urgently reviewed after a Buckingham Palace security breach engineered by Britain's most notorious undercover reporter.

Palace investigating security breach

Buckingham Palace said today it was investigating a report that undercover journalists were able to enter the Queen's London residence and sit in her car after bribing a royal chauffeur.



BNP leader 'to attend palace garden party'

The leader of the far-right British National Party is to be a guest at a Buckingham Palace garden party hosted by the Queen, his colleague said today.

Andrew Motion: 'Poetry needs us to say that it matters'

Poet laureate may not be a real job, but it's just one of the tasks taken on by this charming and tireless defender of the art form

On the market for $150m: TV mogul's 'Buckingham Palace'

The house that is quite possibly the largest private citizen's residence in the world is up for sale. Called The Manor, it is the home of Candy, widow of Aaron Spelling, producer of such addictive television tat as Charlie's Angels and Dynasty, and so large that Mrs Spelling is not altogether sure how many rooms it has. Diligent research has established it has 123.

Shaun Walker: Trains run like clockwork but shoving babushkas drive you to point of insanity

As a seasoned traveller on both London's Tube and Moscow's metro, I find it difficult to say which one is worse.

Apology over Philip 'cancer' report

Buckingham Palace has settled its official complaint about a report that the Duke of Edinburgh had prostate cancer after the newspaper involved apologised.

Philip cancer report is untrue, says Palace

Buckingham Palace today dismissed a report that the Duke of Edinburgh has received a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Kylie dresses down for her appointment at Buckingham Palace

Pop music's own pocket Venus, Kylie Minogue, was spinning around with delight when she received the insignia of her OBE at Buckingham Palace yesterday for services to the musicindustry.

Queen and royals cost 66p per person

The Queen and the Royal Family cost the taxpayer 66p per person last year - an increase of 4p, Buckingham Palace accounts revealed today.

Amazing Rare Things: Attenborough on the original naturalists

David Attenborough pays homage to the original naturalists in his latest show. They had some wild ideas, says Sophie Morris

Eurotunnel creditors back debt plan

Eurotunnel, the financially crippled operator of the undersea rail link to France, yesterday narrowly won the backing of its creditors for a major restructuring. However, rebel debt-holders vowed to fight the result in the courts.

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A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried