Sir Elton John has chosen a school that provides Queen Elizabeth's choirboys for his baby Zachary.
On 20 November 1992 the home of the British monarchy for nearly 1,000 years burst into flames destroying nine rooms, injuring one and risking priceless artworks.
A new exhibition confirms that the Regency artist Thomas Lawrence was a formidable talent, says Adrian Hamilton
Try finding Runnymede on a road atlas of Britain and you may well be thwarted. The seminal place where the Magna Carta was sealed fails to appear on many maps – including mine. Which seems odd, given that this was the birthplace of civil rights and modern democracy. All the more reason, then, to pay a visit.
Gordon Brown launched the General Election campaign today with an appeal to the country to give him "a clear and straightforward mandate" to continue the work of economic recovery.
Stables built for King Henry VIII 473 years ago may be up for sale, because Buckingham Palace is desperate for money for urgent repairs. The old stables in Royal Mews, in the grounds of Hampton Court, would be expected to fetch £2m.
Ed Dunlop-trained filly has strength to add Cherry Hinton victory to Albany Stakes win
The sun tan. Fake or natural, it has always caused a stir. Once a sign of poverty and vulgarity it is now the preserve of the rich and famous.
Why the ashen hue is the hot trend of 2009
Auditor's office warns of increasing damage to national assets
There's a vast conversation going on, and it's happening right now in a street near you. Some of it is funny, some of it is strangely beautiful, some of it is downright disturbing. Paul Vallely has seen the writing on the wall
England's rich array of castles offer visitors a superb opportunity to see the country's history up close and personal. Harriet O'Brien takes a journey into the past
'I used to be an accountant. It was hell. It didn't last very long'
I am a 40-year-old former supermodel turned singer, and new first lady of France. Now my husband wants me to help him seduce the people of Grande Bretagne, but look what their dreadful tabloid newspapers are doing to me on my first day! How can I win them over?
Tony Blair invaded Iraq with fabricated "evidence" and the Stop the War Coalition won't let him forget it. Next Thursday, the Middle East peace envoy is to deliver a speech at Westminster Cathedral on "Faith and Globalisation". (Fear of being labelled "a nutter" – his word – made Blair avoid talking about his religious views in office, and stick to less controversial matters like waging war in the Middle East.)
President Nicolas Sarkozy launched a cross-channel charm offensive today amid the pomp and politics of a full state visit.