Royal family

Mazel Tov: Royal succession change at last

By Jennifer Lipman, October 28, 2011

It looks as though, finally, the UK's archaic laws on royal succession are to be scrapped. The 16 Commonwealth heads have agreed to change the law so that male and female heirs to the throne are treated equally.

David Cameron says he will put it to parliament at the next session, when, one hopes, even the crustiest and most conservative members will accept it.


Leeds charity’s royal recognition

By John Fisher, October 27, 2011

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board has been honoured in the Duke of York’s Community Initiative awards.

LJWB trustee Andrew Lewis received the award from the Duke at a Harrogate ceremony recognising Yorkshire organisations that have changed the lives of their communities.


Press TV blames Israel and British royals for Ofcom problems

By Jessica Elgot, October 18, 2011

The Iranian-backed TV channel, Press TV , has launched a bizarre series of tirades over threats to its broadcasting licence, railing against “members of the royal family and government” for lobbying Ofcom, the broadcasting watchdog .

Press TV reported that it was to be taken off air in the UK next week, which has not been confirmed by Ofcom.


Is Bar Refaeli on the Kate Middleton path

By Jennifer Lipman, September 9, 2011

Israel could soon be the site of another royal wedding, if rumours about Prince Harry's latest love interest are to be believed.

According to gossip magazine Now, the prince is chasing Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.

The magazine said he had asked his aides to contact her on his behalf, but added that she had not expressed any interest.


Royal bra-maker Rigby & Peller sold to Belgian company

By Jennifer Lipman, August 17, 2011

A majority stake in the bespoke lingerie company co-owned by a Jewish businesswoman since 1982 has been sold to a Belgian company.

June Kenton, often referred to as "the grand dame of British underwear", acquired the Rigby & Peller brand nearly 30 years ago with her husband Harold after building up a clothing business from shops in Brixton and Streatham.


Hall of Fame: Brett Ratner

July 12, 2011

"The Duchess and a Jewish Prince..."


Charles sings the praises of Nightingale

By Jessica Elgot, July 7, 2011

Opening the Wohl Wing at Nightingale on Wednesday, the Prince of Wales was so impressed by the home's care for the elderly that he said he was "booking early to avoid disappointment".


Charles and Camilla wow the Board

By Jenni Frazer, July 7, 2011

The Prince of Wales paid a fulsome and affectionate tribute to Britain's Jewish community this week in a wide-ranging address to mark the 250th anniversary of the Board of Deputies.

Prince Charles, long established as a keen amateur historian, addressed a warmly responsive audience at Guildhall, sending shivers down the spines of some when he recalled that in Guildhall's Great Hall, where he wa


Prince's Jerusalem pitch?

By Simon Rocker, July 7, 2011

Could His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales be trying to tell us something?

On Tuesday night, he addressed a packed audience at Guildhall to celebrate the 250th anniversary year of the Board of Deputies.
Accompanied by his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles got a standing ovation for his speech, which was crammed full of references to the long relationship between Britain's royal fa


Thank you, Royals

By Elissa Bayer, May 26, 2011

The Royal Wedding, the capture and death of the world's most wanted terrorist, continuing fighting in the Middle East and the fall in commodity prices - and we are not even half way through the year.