Prince Harry, Meghan to move out of palace

Like many a couple before them, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are moving to the suburbs ahead of the anticipated birth of their first child.

Officials said Saturday the royals will move from Kensington Palace in central London to Frogmore Cottage, a house on the grounds of Windsor Estate, early next year.

The couple, who married in a chapel on the Windsor Castle grounds in May, is expecting their first child in the spring. Windsor is about 20 miles west of central London.

The cottage and house were called Frogmore because of the many frogs that resided in the marshy area near the River Thames.

The move means that William and Harry will no longer be living in close proximity to each other now that Harry is starting his own family. William and Kate have three children.

 

Placido Domingo feted at Metropolitan Opera

After portraying dozens of characters over a half-century on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, Placido Domingo got emotional being himself.

"For us, the opera singers, it is just like Frank Sinatra said: New York, New York, if you made it [there], you made it everywhere," the 77-year-old singer from Spain said Friday night when he was honored on stage for the 50th anniversary of his Met debut — Sept. 28, 1968.

"Since you have owned this stage for your entire career, we thought we'd give you a piece of it," Met General Manager Peter Gelb said before bestowing a chunk of flooring.

Then he presented Domingo his leather jacket from a 1990s performance of Verdi's "Otello," which had been dipped in gold to mark the golden anniversary.

"This puts you and Elvis in the same class," Gelb said.