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Princess Anne To Join Queen As Patron of British Horse Society

  April 29, 2017 at 12:33 am by

The Princess Royal will join her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as vice-patron of the British Horse Society, the charity announced on Friday. “We are delighted to have The Queen and The Princess Royal supporting The British Horse Society. The Princess Royal’s interest and support for all things equestrian is remarkable. We’re very excited about working with her,” the Chief Executive of the BHS, Lynn Petersen, said of the new appointment. … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Six-Year-Old Lady Helen

  April 28, 2017 at 5:00 am by

April 28, 1970: In a photo taken to mark her sixth birthday, Lady Helen Windsor (now Taylor) poses with her pet dog Casper. She is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

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Queen Elizabeth II: Londoner of the Year 2017

  April 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

The London Press Club has named Queen Elizabeth II their ‘Londoner of the Year’ during their annual awards ceremony held today at the Corinthia Hotel. The Queen’s second son, the Duke of York, was present to accept the award on her behalf. “Her Majesty has presided over our second Great Elizabethan Age – and pulled off a task of extraordinary historical and constitutional importance…For on the one hand she has been a beacon … Continue reading

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Order of the Garter Service Cancelled In Favour of State Opening of Parliament

  April 27, 2017 at 8:43 am by

Buckingham Palace today announced that the Order of the Garter service will not take place in 2017, as the June 19 date is required for the State Opening of Parliament following the June 8 snap election. Queen Elizabeth presides over the State Opening of Parliament. However, this year, it is reported that the Opening will have “reduced ceremonial elements” – there will be no carriage procession, a limited amount of ceremonial … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Attends Shoe Launch At The Connaught

  April 26, 2017 at 3:40 am by

On Tuesday evening, Princess Beatrice of York was present at The Connaught Hotel in London for a dinner celebrating the new shoe collection of Mrs Alice for French Sole. The Princess mingled with other guests and posed for photographs with the range’s designer, her friend Alice Naylor-Leyland (whose husband Tom is the heir to the Naylor-Leyland Baronetcy).

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A Very Royal Anniversary For Motability With Reception At Windsor Castle

  April 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II helped one of her patronages celebrate its fortieth anniversary on Tuesday with a reception hosted at Windsor Castle. Motability, an organisation that provides grants to disabled individuals to assist them in leasing or purchasing a disability-adapted vehicle, was formed in 1977, and the Queen has been its patron since. The Queen met with Motability volunteers and people who have received assistance from the organisation over the years. She … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Marks Anzac Day in London Ceremonies

  April 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

The sacrifice of fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers was commemorated in London by the Duke of York on Tuesday April 25, Anzac Day. Prince Andrew attended a dawn service at the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, alongside the High Commissioners of both countries – Alexander Downer and Sir Jerry Mateparae. All three men laid wreaths at the base of the memorial during the service. Later in the morning, the Duke attended … Continue reading

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Charles Turns Train Driver During Visit to Banchory, Scotland

  April 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm by

The Prince of Wales tried his hand at being a train driver during his Monday visit to the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society in Milton of Crathes, Banchory (a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland). Charles met with the Society’s volunteers and train driver James West before he donned a pair of custom overalls over his kilt and stepped into the cab of a steam train that his The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation assisted in … Continue reading

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! London Marathon Gets Royal Kick-Start

  April 23, 2017 at 9:14 am by

The almost 50,000 runners in the 2017 London Marathon were sent on their way by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry this morning, as the royal trio pushed the starting buzzer to signal the start of the 42km run. William, Kate and Harry were there on the starting line to cheer the runners on, and joked with each other ahead of the official start with the airhorns they … Continue reading

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They’re Game of Thrones Fans: William and Kate Drop By BBC Radio 1

  April 21, 2017 at 5:24 pm by

During a surprise interview with BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills Show this morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed they are big fans of Games of Thrones and Homeland. “Homeland, we’re big fans of that, and Game Of Thrones,” Prince William said when asked what they watch on television, Kate adding that they loved getting take-away curries for dinner. The Duke also said their household tended to watch a lot of kid’s … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 91 Years At Newbury Racecourse

  April 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

On her 91st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire for a day of horse racing on the first day of the track’s Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials. Unfortunately for the birthday girl (who was dressed in a cream and pale pink tweed coat and dress), her runner in the EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes, Maths Prize, came in fifth. The Queen was later … Continue reading

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A Chat At The Palace: William, Kate, Harry Discuss Heads Together Motivation

  April 21, 2017 at 8:46 am by

Kensington Palace this morning released a video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry discussing their motivations behind starting the Heads Together campaign. The royals came to the conclusion that a lot of their individual causes – bereavement, military, addiction – all had one common thread: mental health issues – “the one thing that binds everything together”. During the video, Kate – who is implied to have had … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Horse Ride For The Birthday Girl

  April 21, 2017 at 5:00 am by

April 21, 1939: On her 13th birthday, Princess Elizabeth is seen going for a horse ride alongside her father, George VI of the United Kingdom, and younger sister Margaret.

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William, Kate and Harry Open The Global Academy

  April 20, 2017 at 8:42 am by

The Global Academy in Hayes, west London was officially opened this morning by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Academy has been designed to provide practical skills education to teenagers who are looking at a career in the media. William, Kate and Harry spent time being shown the different classrooms in the Academy and speaking with students about their passions, the skills they are learning at … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Visits St Mary’s College

  April 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

St Mary’s School and College in Bexhill, East Sussex received a visit from their patron, the Countess of Wessex, on Wednesday. The Countess made the visit to officially open the school’s Aspire Vocational Centre, a ‘shopping mall’ the school has created to provide its students – who have special needs – real-life situations that will help improve their academic, employment and social skills. Sophie spent time meeting students after the … Continue reading

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“Smash It!” Harry’s Message of Support for London Marathon Runners

  April 19, 2017 at 10:38 am by

Prince Harry this morning encouraged participants in this year’s London Marathon to “smash it” as he opened the 2017 London Marathon Expo at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands. He wrote his message of support on the encouragement wall, after having the assistance of 5-year-old Mellisa Howse to cut the ribbon allowing runners to enter the Expo and collect their race numbers and goodies. A dozen runners were given their … Continue reading

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Prince William Presents Honours To Victoria Beckham, Jessica Ennis-Hill

  April 19, 2017 at 10:21 am by

The Duke of Cambridge presided over today’s investiture at Buckingham Palace, where he presented Victoria Beckham and dual Olympic medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill with honours. Fashion designer Victoria was made an Officer of Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to the fashion industry, while heptathlete Jessica was made a Dame Commander of the same order for services to athletics (she was made a Member in 2011, which was upgraded to … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Promoted To The Director of London Art Gallery She Works In

  April 18, 2017 at 12:31 pm by

Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York’s youngest daughter, Princess Eugenie just got a job promotion at the art gallery she works in, in London. The 27 year old Princess joined Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery in 2015 as an Associate Director has been promoted to The Director of the gallery. A source speaking to The Daily Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare, “Eugenie is working hard and doing a good job, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla To Visit Canada For 150th Anniversary

  April 18, 2017 at 10:08 am by

Clarence House has today confirmed that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be the Queen’s representatives at the official celebrations of the Canadian Confederation’s 150th anniversary in the middle of this year. Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Canada – specifically Ontario, Nunavut and the Capital Region – between June 29 and July 1. The couple were long believed to be the members of the Royal … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to the UK: Another Postponement?

  April 18, 2017 at 9:16 am by

The long-awaited state visit by King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain to the United Kingdom is in jeopardy once again, after the British Prime Minister this morning announced a snap general election to be held on June 8 – the last day of the scheduled state visit. While the election needs to be approved by parliament, it is unlikely to be knocked back. This would mean that the Spanish … Continue reading

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