Voices Prince William recently established United for Wildlife, an alliance of seven leading conservation bodies, to try to end poaching

The Duke of Cambridge yesterday called on the world to halt Africa's "poaching epidemic" after he joined Labour leader Ed Miliband in becoming the latest public figures to back The Independent on Sunday's Christmas appeal.

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Sir Elton John will attend the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Britain's Prince William will have his bachelor party at sea.

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Prince William has chosen to have his brother Harry at his side as his best man on his big day, St James's Palace said today.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William star in their very own comic strip ahead of the Royal wedding.

Facebook bans administrator Kate Middleton

A Facebook user has had her account deleted in error by the social networking site because she shares her name with Prince William's fiancee.

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Three months before the royal wedding, MPs will launch a new attempt today to scrap ancient laws discriminating against women succeeding to the throne.

Tussauds attempts to capture Kate

Madame Tussauds' sculptors have been set a task that the Royal Mint recently failed: to attain a likeness of a would-be princess.

Joan Smith: Grovelling and indignation are English specialities

A prince marrying a commoner, with time off for the serfs; two posh blokes and a squeaky-voiced footballer pleading for England to be allowed to host the 2018 World Cup; who says this country doesn't know how to present a bold modern face to the world? Me for one, and I'm still squirming with embarrassment when I think of the antiquated, snobbish and indeed delusional image the English (not the Scots or the Welsh, obviously) have projected in recent months.

How England's bid unravelled in 24 hours of double-dealing

Broken promises, hidden agendas and revenge work against 2018 team. Sam Wallace reveals the details behind the shady Fifa vote

England's World Cup dreams come to nothing

After five years of planning and an 18-month, £15m campaign to win votes around the world, England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup ended in humiliation and isolation on the global stage yesterday.

Reaction to England's World Cup defeat

David Beckham was gracious in defeat as the blow of losing the vote to host the 2018 World Cup to Russia sank in.

Prince William leads final World Cup bid presentation

Prince William today led England's 2018 World Cup presentation to FIFA by telling members: "I love football, we English love football and it would be an honour for us to host the World Cup."

Beckham the ideal salesman smooths away English troubles

The former captain has taken a leading role in the bid's late revival

Putin turns on England as 2018 race goes to wire

The Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, made a late attempt yesterday to derail England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup finals by implying that the English had broken Fifa rules by "smearing" the governing body's executive committee (ExCo), which will make its decision today.

Has the king of hip-hop really been invited to the Prince's party?

Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton in April will be a carefully choreographed occasion, steeped in tradition, and watched proudly by an expectant nation. But his engagement party will, by all accounts, be quite the opposite.

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