Voices Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, emerge from St Mary's with their newborn son

Compared to the grind of US politics, our Royal family offers a burst of romance

Man with fake police ID arrested at Windsor

A man alleged to be carrying a fake or stolen police ID was arrested at Windsor Castle yesterday on suspicion of imper-sonating a police officer.

Barking up the wrong tree

Robert Winder's Notebook

Bad weather blamed as tourist visits slump to seven-year low

THE NUMBER of visitors to tourist destinations has fallen for the first time in seven years, although their spending has reached a record high.

Weather blamed for first fall in tourist visits since 1991

THE NUMBER of visitors to tourist destinations has fallen for the first time in seven years, although their spending has reached a record high.

Racing: Distant can make music

AS RACEGOERS in shirt sleeves swigged ice-cold champagne at Doncaster yesterday, it was hard to believe that in a few weeks the horses they were backing will have grown woolly coats and retired to winter quarters. Despite appearances, though, the Flat season is three-quarters gone, and by tomorrow evening, the next English Classic will be the millennium Guineas at Newmarket.

Historical Notes: Kaiser: `We will be the US of Europe'

NEARLY 60 years after his death, the name of Kaiser Wilhelm II is still a potent one throughout Europe. He claimed that he adored England, and spoke of a dream in which German warships combined with the British Royal Navy to destroy the French and Russian fleets, and celebrated their joint victory with a ceremony in London. At Windsor Castle in 1899 he exasperated his entourage by proclaiming that "from this tower the world is ruled". Yet a few years earlier he had alarmed friends at Berlin who feared that his "blind fury" against England might one day prove to be a diplomatic liability. His uncle King Edward VII knew that he was vain, cowardly and inconsistent, prophesying in 1905 that "it is not by his will that he will unleash a war, but by his weakness".

Racing: Imperialist to dominate the masses

QUALITY MAY not be its strongest suit but it will not fail for lack of numbers. That is the commentary for both this racing weekend as a whole and its most valuable focal point, the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury this afternoon.

Racing: Bradley may be back on track at Stratford

GRAHAM BRADLEY could be riding at Stratford on Friday after he had his licence returned by the Jockey Club yesterday. The 38-year-old jump jockey had charges of "conspiracy to cheat" dropped by police earlier this month.

John Walsh On Monday: Why not make him Duke of Borchester?

WESSEX? WESSEX? How in God's name did the Queen settle on Wessex as a title for the newly-weds? It may please Sophie Rhys-Jones to think that, in one bound of transformational nomenclature, she has become a countess, but can anyone be happy with a name that is only a hair's-breadth away from the Countess of Essex (coat of arms: two stenographers, rampant, on a streaked-blonde field above one brandy 'n' Malibu and white 24-denier stockings)?

A quiet wedding for Edward and Sophie

After only a few hours the Union Jack flags had been marked down to half-price

Racing: Youth policy pays for Channon

"IT'S ASKING a lot for lightning to strike twice," Mick Channon rather modestly said yesterday as he prepared Rowaasi to follow in the hoofbeats of his late, would-have-been-great filly Bint Allayl in next week's Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Racing: Fatehalkhair makes Ellison feel good

THE TRAINER Brian Ellison was entitled to feel happier after Fatehalkhair had scored in style at Catterick yesterday. The County Durham handler had been disappointed when his gelding had finished unplaced at Musselburgh 18 days earlier in a race that is under scrutiny by the Jockey Club.
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10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

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Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

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The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

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'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

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