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

Kate Middleton pregnant: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge advertise for help as they prepare to become parents

Wanted, a loyal servant to run the Royal household: Kate and Wills advertise for help as they prepare to become parentsJob description includes polishing silverware and glasswareSuccessful candidate must be 'discrete, loyal and reliable'Position is internal job advertisement for housekeeper at Kensington PalaceKate and William expected to move into new flat in late summer or autumn By Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 10:00 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 13 January 2013 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have advertised for a servant to attend to the Royal household when the couple become parents this summer.

The world"s best father? Generous Chinese businessman provides 100million dowry for his daughter ahead of lavish wedding

The world's best father (…or father-in-law) Generous Chinese businessman gives 100million dowry ahead of daughter's lavish weddingIncludes boxes of gold jewellery, property portfolio and shares in his firmThe groom, a civil servant, has known the bride since kindergarten Expensive dowries have long been a marriage tradition in the region By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 18:51 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 2 January 2013 New bride: Wu Ruibiao's daughter was given four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth 2m and an impressive property portfolio A wealthy Chinese tile magnate gave his daughter a gigantic 100million dowry that included four boxes of gold jewellery, shares and several homes for her lavish wedding. The extravagant gift included four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth 2m (20m yuan) and an impressive property portfolio

How we"re getting our New Year"s phone calls in early as most people are set to contact loved ones around 7pm tonight instead of waiting

We're getting our New Year's phone calls in early: Most people contact loved ones around 7pm instead of waiting until midnightText message traffic peaked at 7.02pm on New Year's Eve last year Four times as many texts as calls were sent on December 31st, 2011 Trend of sending same message to multiple people is behind the change | UPDATED: 03:48 GMT, 31 December 2012 The traditional phone call on the stroke of midnight is a New Year's tradition as entrenched as Auld Lang Syne. But now it seems Britons text their Happy New Year wishes hours ahead of midnight, research has shown. In 2011 traffic peaked at 7.02pm and analysts expect the same trend this year

Is this the oldest Christmas tree in Britain? 102-year-old pensioner has decorated same artifical spruce every December for 80 years

Is this the oldest Christmas tree in Britain 102-year-old pensioner has decorated same artificial spruce every December for 80 yearsGreat-grandmother Eliza Woolhouse bought the two-foot tree in 1932 | UPDATED: 17:17 GMT, 23 December 2012 A 102-year-old pensioner has revealed she has had the same Christmas tree for more than 80 years.

Awkward! Mummy"s boy has his own mother"s home-made Christmas lunch couriered 111 miles to his mother-in-law"s house

Awkward! Mummy's boy has his own mother's home-made Christmas lunch couriered 111 miles to his mother-in-law's house (we wonder what SHE thinks about it) | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 20 December 2012 Lee Moss loves his mum's Christmas dinner so much that he's getting it couriered 111 miles to him — and he plans to eat it at his mother-in-law's house. Mr Moss, 33, of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, said he cannot wait to tuck into his mum Alison Johns' turkey and all the trimmings on Tuesday. He said the bizarre tradition began after both he and his heavily-pregnant girlfriend Kelly Moss could not travel back to his family home in Hounslow, Middlesex

Kate Middleton pregnant: Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry set for new role as godparents

Her Royal Hotness Pippa and Party Prince Harry set for new role as godparents: Wills and Kate expected to follow tradition by asking chief bridesmaid and best man The pair, who took lead roles at the wedding, are odds on to be named godparentsAlso in the running are William's old friends the van Cutsems and the van StraubenzeesThe Prince is godfather to several children and is expected to 'return the favour' | UPDATED: 17:40 GMT, 4 December 2012 They played a key role when the young couple walked down the aisle. And now Prince Harry and Kate's sister, socialite Pippa Middleton, are favourite to become godparents to their child

Kate Middleton pregnant: Bulimia, cannabis and a minister in the next room for the birth: Trials and traditions of Royal mothers-to-be from Diana to…

Bulimia, cannabis and a minister in the next room for the birth: Trials and traditions of Royal mothers-to-be from Diana to Victoria | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 3 December 2012 Crippled by acute morning sickness, the Duchess of Cambridge was today so weak she had to be driven to hospital by her husband. She is expected to remain at King Edward VII Hospital for several days as staff monitor her health and that of her unborn child at what is understood to be a very early stage of her first pregnancy.

Christmas 2012: Hundreds of Santas take part in charity motorbike ride for children"s hospice

Santa’s got a new sleigh! Hundreds of Father Christmases take part in charity motorbike ride for children's hospiceNearly 600 bikers dressed up as Santa Claus to raise money for charityFather Christmas charity events were held all over the world this weekend, including Liverpool and Maine, U.S.

Santa has upgraded his sleigh this year: Hundreds of Santa Claus take part in charity motorbike ride for children"s hospice

Santa’s got a new sleigh! Hundreds of Father Christmases take part in charity motorbike ride for children's hospiceNearly 600 bikers dressed up as Santa Claus to raise money for charityFather Christmas charity events were held all over the world this weekend, including Liverpool and Maine, U.S. | UPDATED: 22:45 GMT, 2 December 2012 Hundreds of motorcyclists dressed up in festive fancy-dress took part in a charity drive yesterday. The bikers hit the road dressed up as Santa, elves, and even a Christmas dinner, on rides kitted out with fairy lights, tinsel and Rudolph noses