Duchess in red: Is Kate is related to Chris de Burgh with links to Irish aristocracy and 14th Century royalty?

Duchess in red: Is Kate is related to Chris de Burgh with links to Irish aristocracy and 14th Century royalty Kate Middleton is related to Chris de Burgh, Guy Ritchie and Beatrix PotterTourism Ireland is set to use Duchess's Irish link in visit Ireland campaign /03/17/article-2116328-12362ED8000005DC-893_634x409.jpg” width=”634″ height=”409″ alt=”Members of the royal family have attended the parade by 1st Battalion Irish Guards for more than 100 years” class=”blkBorder” /> Members of the royal family have attended the parade by 1st Battalion Irish Guards for more than 100 years Although the Duchess's Irish heritage dates back to the 14th century, Tourism Ireland has deemed this link strong enough to feature in a campaign to attract visitors to the country. The Irish Tourism board has yet to release its findings, but chief executive Niall Gibbons said Kate's Irish links had been proven

Bravery medals including George Cross and Military Medal amassed by private collector sell for 312,000 at auction

Bravery medals including George Cross and Military Medal amassed by private collector sell for 312,000 at auctionBachelor William Oakley's collection was unknown to relatives and friendsOnly came to light when he died aged 81 with money going to family Haul off 33 medals included a George Cross, which sold for 93,000 | UPDATED: 22:21 GMT, 26 December 2012 A collection of bravery medals secretly collected by a bachelor has sold for more than 312,000. William Oakley kept the medals in his modest semi-detached house for over 40 years, with his secret obsession unknown to friends and relatives.