Prince Harry struck some emotional gold during his visit to New Zealand ... where he ran into a former teacher who holds a special place in his heart.
Reunited With Beloved Teacher ...
17 Years After Diana's Death
5/12/2015 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Prince Harry just experienced how small the world really is ... because today he ran into his former teacher who consoled him during Princess Diana's tragic death.
The Prince got a huge shock while greeting an ecstatic crowd in Christchurch, NZ -- Vicki McBratney stepped forward and brought an unexpected smile to Harry's face. McBratney was by his side at London's Ludgrove School in 1997 as he dealt with the horrific news.
They shared a brief hug, friendly kiss on the cheek, and she handed him childhood pics from his school days -- and it's obvious they were close.
Cool moment for Harry.
William and Kate
Royal Subjects Fooled
By Princess Doppelgänger
5/9/2015 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Prince William and Kate Middleton caused a huge stir in London by taking their new baby out for a stroll amongst the commoners -- or at least they would have ... but instead a couple of look-alikes did it.
The imposters are definitely dead ringers for Wills and Kate -- and, of course, the baby stroller made everyone think they were getting a first look at Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Several people shamelessly came up and asked for pictures.
Alas, the fake royals are really just Heidi Agan and Simon Watkinson -- they're kinda famous over there for posing as the royal couple -- but obviously not so famous they can't still fool the kingdom.
There's a new sucker born every minute.
Prince William, Kate Middleton
Welcome New Daughter
Whatever Your Name Is
5/2/2015 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kate Middleton bounced back hours after giving birth to a little girl who is now 4th in line to become England's head honcho, thanks to Prince William.
The third in line to the throne briefly left the hospital Saturday where his wife, Kate Middleton, gave birth to the 8 lb. 3 oz. baby. William returned 10 minutes later with 1-year-old George.
Daughter and mom are doing great, and William -- who was present during the birth -- did not look the worse for wear.
The baby -- whose name has not been announced -- is now 4th in line for the throne, behind Charles, William and George ... and 5th if you count Tommen Baratheon.
BTW ... the Queen dressed in pink Saturday for an event. It's unclear if she had a blue dress just in case, or whether she was clued in ahead of time.
William, Kate, Beyonce, Jay Z
Royalty ... Meet Royalty
12/9/2014 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
THIS is a sight to behold ... in the middle of the Cavaliers/Nets game Monday night ... British security swarmed the hardwood as Prince William and Kate Middleton held court ... for Beyonce and Jay Z.
You gotta watch the video ... at the end of the 3rd quarter at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the crowd roars as Jay and Bey saunter across the court to waiting royalty.
The 2 girls yak it up as the guys chitchat ... and it's all captured on the Jumbotron.
And the piece de resistance ... Jay's BB move as he crosses back.
The British Are Coming!
A Lot of Them ...
12/8/2014 8:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Our photog tried to ask William a question -- and he did flash a smile and wave -- but getting any closer would probably have been met with resistance from the gaggle of suited security guards by his royal side.
One if by land, two if by sea ... three if by private jet?
Royal Person Plays Rugby With Normies
10/21/2014 7:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
In an effort to prove he's just a regular, normal insanely wealthy guy ... Prince Harry hit up a youth rugby tournament in England this week -- and taught the sport to a bunch of starstruck boys and girls.
The 30-year-old -- who's also the Patron of England Rugby’s All Schools Programme -- played in a couple of games ... did a little coaching ... and hung out with some rugby pros who were also in attendance.
In unrelated news ... seems Prince Harry is on the prowl again.
The guy reportedly broke up with his girlfriend Cressida Bonas and was recently seen making out with a mystery blonde.
Anyone seeing another Vegas trip in his future?
My English Muffin Makes Me Sick!
9/9/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Prince William & Kate Middleton
Expecting a Second
9/8/2014 3:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Buckingham Palace Kate is once again suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, as she was when she was pregnant with her Prince George, who was born last July. The condition is like morning sickness, only more severe.
The child will become fourth in line to the British throne ... behind Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George ... and Prince Harry drops to fifth.
Some guys just can't catch a break.
Camilla Parker Bowles
Baywatch Babes Got Nothing On Me!
9/5/2014 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It ain't exactly Selena Gomez and Cara Delevinge -- but Camilla Parker Bowles and her girlfriends are getting their party on Ibiza-style too.
The Duchess of Cornwall flaunted her crown jewels on a boat, while wearing a red one-piece -- that looks exactly like the classic "Baywatch" suits. Suck it Pam Anderson.
No sign of Prince Charles ... seems like Camilla's on a girls-only trip. Look what you're missing, Chuck.
Sad Fact: Selena and Cara have not been back to Ibiza since this all went down. Shame.
Queen Elizabeth's Guard
8/26/2014 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's something to get Queen Elizabeth's britches in a bunch -- video of one of her famous Royal Foot Guards slacking on the job, but in a pretty funny way.
The radical break with royal tradition went down at Buckingham Palace ... where the guard in question decided to put on a show for tourists -- cracking smiles, making faces, and sticking out his tongue.
QE2's protectors usually stand stoned face and never react to anything.
This guy might be smiling in the unemployment line right now.
You Call That a Throne?
6/24/2014 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It consists of a thousand blades ... was forged together with the hot breath of an ancient dragon ... but Queen Elizabeth II didn't seem to impressed today when she laid her eyes upon the Iron Throne.
QE was out in Northern Ireland checking out the set of "Game of Thrones" when she got up close and personal with the chair reserved for the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
During her tour of the set, Lizzy met a bunch of the cast members ... including Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie and Conleth Hill.
As for the Queen's REAL throne -- it's pretty pimptastic.
Royal Ginger on the Prowl
5/2/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Newly single and ready to mingle, Prince Harry hit up the pool at the Soho House in Miami Thursday while in town for a friend's bachelor party. Harry reportedly just broke up with Cressida Bonas after nearly two years together.
Harry and his friends partied at LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel Wednesday night ... after dinner at Hakkasan. We're told Harry was rolling with about 13 guys at the club (not including security) and partied till about 2:30 AM.
As our favorite King of Zamunda once said ... looks like Akeem Harry came to America to sow his royal oats. And maybe play some pool.