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Photos Released of Harry’s Summer in Africa Working With Elephants

  October 28, 2016 at 7:39 am by

Kensington Palace has released several photographs and a video of Prince Harry’s time in Africa over the northern summer, highlighting his work with the elephant conservation groups. The photos show the Prince working with African Parks to relocate 500 elephants to the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, where numbers of elephant herds are low – the reserve however is a safe area for the elephants to live as it is controlled … Continue reading

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A Family Day Out As Prince Charles Shows Off The Poundbury Development

  October 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm by

Poundbury, the urban experimental town established in Dorset by the Duchy of Cornwall, received a royal visit for the opening of the Queen Mother Square as the Prince of Wales gave Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall a tour. The royals met the architects and builders involved in the development of Poundbury, as well as some of the 180 local business owners who have moved into … Continue reading

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A Day In Nottingham Puts A Smile On Harry’s Face (But Not Some Ice Skates On His Feet)

  October 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

Prince Harry has had what the British royals term an ‘away day’ today, visiting the city of Nottingham in central England. His first engagement of the day was at the new Nottingham Central Police Station that is the home office of both the police force and local council workers that have teamed up to help prevent various crimes. Harry was given a tour of the new facility, meeting the teams … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Hosts Nursing Awards Finalists At Clarence House

  October 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm by

The Prince of Wales this afternoon hosted a reception at Clarence House for nurses on the shortlist for the 2016 Nursing Times Awards that will be announced tonight. The reception was given to thank the nurses for their extraordinary work, and to congratulate and recognise their achievements. Earlier today, Prince Charles also paid a visit to St Mary’s Hospital where he met staff and patients in the intensive care unit, … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Supports Elephant Family At V&A Charity Event

  October 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm by

Princess Eugenie of York, accompanied by her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, attended the opening night of a charity exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum tonight in benefit of Elephant Family. ‘Conservation Couture: The Animal Ball Collection’ will feature at the V&A until Friday week, showcasing a number of couture masks themed around the animal kingdom. It is a collaboration between the Museum, Elephant Family and Swarovski in the lead up to the … Continue reading

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A Purple-Clad Camilla Presents 2016 Man Booker Prize

  October 25, 2016 at 8:18 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall has this evening presented American writer Paul Beatty with the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at a prize ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Donning a new purple dress with a tiered, pleated skirt, Camilla took to the stage to present the award, which Mr Beatty won for his novel The Sellout, a satire themed around race-relations in the United States. He was also awarded  £50,000 for taking out … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Remembers the Victims of the Aberfan Disaster Fifty Years On

  October 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm by

The Prince of Wales joined survivors and family members of victims of the 1966 Aberfan disaster at a reception in South Wales to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the disaster which claimed the lives of 144 people. He laid a wreath at the Aberfan Cemetery ahead of a reception where he said that “Anyone who is old enough can remember where they were when they heard the appalling news about … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Princess Anne Christened At Buckingham Palace

  October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Princess Anne of Edinburgh, later the Princess Royal, was christened on October 21, 1950 in Buckingham Palace’s Music Room by the Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett. Her godparents were Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Princess Andrew of Greece, Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Honourable Andrew Elphinstone.

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A Visit From A Duchess To Mark Swindon175 Celebrations

  October 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the town of Swindon today to help commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town’s modern development. Her day began at Swindon Station, where she arrived on a Great Western Railway train, which had their workshops built in Swindon in 1841. Outside the Station, Camilla unveiled a plaque to mark the new name of the area outside which is now named after Sir Daniel Gooch … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Honours Fallen Metropolitan Police Officers

  October 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm by

The Metropolitan Police Annual Remembrance Ceremony was held this afternoon in Hendon with Prince Harry in attendance. He laid a wreath of flowers at the memorial that pays tribute to the 650 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, before reading Mary Elizabeth Frye’s poem Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep. Harry also planted a cherry tree in the memorial garden of the Hendon Training School, before spending … Continue reading

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Team GB Medalists Fêted At Buckingham Palace By The British Royals

  October 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic medalists from the recent Rio Games this evening at Buckingham Palace. The TeamGB athletes – including boxer Nicola Adams, the women’s gold medal winning hockey team, gymnast Max Whitlock, equestrian champion Lee Pearson, and show jumper Nick Skelton – were congratulated by a royal contingent comprised of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince … Continue reading

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A New Portrait of Elizabeth II To Mark Her 60 Year Patronage of The Red Cross

  October 14, 2016 at 5:57 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II has been patron of the British Red Cross for sixty years, and to mark the milestone, a portrait by artist Henry Ward has been unveiled by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle. It depicts the Queen sitting in the White Drawing Room of Windsor in her Garter Robes. Subtle references to the Red Cross and the connection between the organisation and the Royal Family are seen in a bust of … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Attend Victoria Cross Commemoration In Manchester

  October 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm by

On October 14, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a memorial ceremony in Manchester for recipients of the Victoria Cross, where paving stones in honour of the soldiers were unveiled. Embed from Getty Images The six soldiers who were honoured for “valour in the face of the enemy” after fighting in World War One were George Stringer, Albert Hill, Henry Kelly, John Reditt, John Thomas and Graham Lyall. Embed … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Elizabeth and Philip Visit The Great Wall

  October 14, 2016 at 8:00 am by

October 14, 1986: During the first visit of a British monarch to China, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh ensured they saw one of China’s most popular and well-known sites, the Great Wall. The couple are seen below at the Badaling section of the wall.

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Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Foreign Solo Trip

  October 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge was in The Netherlands today, on her first solo trip abroad. She first had lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst, before continuing on to engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. At the Mauritshuis, Kate was shown the museum’s permanent collection which includes many pieces from the Dutch Golden Age, who artists include Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. After taking in Girl With A … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Receive Military Long Service Medals

  October 11, 2016 at 11:41 am by

During a special audience with the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (People), Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were presented with Long Service and Good Conduct medals from the British Armed Forces. The Queen received three medals – Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force – for her role as Commander-in-Chief of the three branches of the Armed Forces, while the Duke received a medal for … Continue reading

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William, Kate and Harry Ride The London Eye For Mental Health Day

  October 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

To mark World Mental Health Day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry have taken a ride on the London Eye with charities involved with their mental health initiative Heads Together. As their pod made its rotation, Prince Harry jokingly kept an eye out for Buckingham Palace – to check if his grandmother as at home or not (unfortunately the Royal Standard was not flying at the time, indicating … Continue reading

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The Duke of Kent’s 81st Birthday

  October 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

On October 9, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, celebrated his eighty-first birthday. Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick of Kent was born in 1935 at no. 3 Belgrave Square, London. He is the oldest child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Sir John Simon, the Home Secretary at the time, was present at the Duke’s birth to confirm it. Prince Edward … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Steps Out Amid Continued Engagement Rumours

  October 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm by

If you believe the British press, Princess Eugenie of York is due to get engaged in the “very near future” to her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank. The rumour has been gathering momentum since September, when the couple visited Balmoral together (alas, for Prince Harry’s birthday). The Princess however did not let the press speculation keep her indoors, as she attended the private VIP viewing of the Frieze Art Fair 2016 … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Grandmother’s Grave While In Israel

  October 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm by

While the Prince of Wales was in Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of the late former President Shimon Peres, he also made a visit of a personal nature – to the grave of his paternal grandmother, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. The Princess, who was born Princess Alice of Battenberg, is buried at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Her wish to … Continue reading

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