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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Thirteen – Guyana

  December 3, 2016 at 4:54 pm by

The second day of his visit to Guyana – and the penultimate day of his Caribbean tour – saw Prince Harry visit the gorgeous Hinterland region of the country. He started in the village of Surama where he received a warm welcome from the local villagers, as well as the village’s Chief – a Toshao, and was presented with a traditional headdress of macaw feathers (similar to the one his father, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Twelve – Guyana

  December 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

Prince Harry’s Caribbean tour has reached its final destination: Guyana, who is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of their independence from Britain. The Prince will spend the weekend here before making his return to London on Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, the Prince began his visit to the country with an audience with the President of Guyana, David Granger, who joked that photographs with politicians were “not quite Rihanna”, before heading … Continue reading

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When Harry Met RiRi: The Prince’s Tour of the Caribbean Heads to Barbados

  November 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

Actual royalty met pop royalty today as Prince Harry and Rihanna crossed paths at two events while the Prince is in Barbados to help mark the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. The duo were both guests at the ‘Toast to the Nation’ event hosted by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, at St Ann’s Fort. “Hello, it’s very nice to meet you,” Harry said to the singer as they shook … Continue reading

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Zara and Mike Tindall Expecting Second Child

  November 30, 2016 at 7:27 am by

It was announced this morning that Zara and Mike Tindall are expecting their second child in late spring 2017. The baby will be the fourth grandchild for Princess Anne, and the sixth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, all of whom were “delighted” by the news. Mike posted a message on his Twitter account during the day, thanking everyone for their congratulations and saying “we are very very happy about … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Nine – Grenada

  November 28, 2016 at 5:43 pm by

Despite the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight tanker he is travelling on running into some technical issues on the way to Grenada, Prince Harry made it to his fifth destination on Sunday ahead of a series of engagements today. Beginning with a community sports event at Queens Park Grounds, Harry joined hundreds of locals in sporting workshops, playing cricket and football with them. Alongside Governor-General Dame Cecile La Grenade, they met … Continue reading

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Memorial Service Held In Chester For The 6th Duke of Westminster

  November 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm by

A memorial service for the late Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster was held today at the Chester Cathedral, with a large contingent of British royals in attendance to remember the late Duke. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Eugenie of York, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Prince Michael of … Continue reading

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Margaret Rhodes, First Cousin of Queen Elizabeth, Has Died

  November 27, 2016 at 4:24 am by

The Honourable Margaret Rhodes, a first cousin and close friend of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Friday evening after a short illness. She was 91 years old. Mrs Rhodes and the Queen were close companions as children, being born only ten months apart (Mrs Rhodes in June 1925, the Queen in April 1926). Margaret was the youngest daughter of Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon, an older sister of Queen Elizabeth the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Caribbean Tour: Day Seven – St Vincent and the Grenadines

  November 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Day seven of his Caribbean tour, the half-way point of the trip, saw Prince Harry head to St Vincent and the Grenadines. After being welcomed by the realm’s Governor-General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Harry’s first stop of the day was to the Kingstown Botanical Gardens where he was given a tour of the Gardens, which are the oldest tropical garden in the world. Among the floral and fauna  he saw were some … Continue reading

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Windsor Quartet Attend Duke of Edinburgh Awards Service of Thanksgiving

  November 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl and Countess of Wessex today were present at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Over 2,000 participants of the Awards over its six decades attended the service led by the Dean of Westminster, where Prince Edward gave a speech that thanked the Duke for his commitment to young … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall Visits Hampshire For Hospital Reopening

  November 24, 2016 at 3:56 pm by

A forest-green clad Duchess of Cornwall made her way to Hampshire today where she reopened a children’s cancer ward at a hospital in the region. The Piam Brown Children’s Cancer Ward at the Southhampton Children’s Hospital has undergone a £1.7 million refurbishment this year that took seven months. Camilla spent time chatting and playing with the children who are receiving treatment at the hospital. She also spoke with nurses and parents. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales Attends New Syriac Orthodox Church Consecration

  November 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm by

The St Thomas Cathedral, a new Syriac Orthodox Church, was today consecrated in West London with Prince Charles in attendance. He joined 600 worshipers – including the Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church – for the consecration service led by Archbishop Mor Athanasius Toma Dawod Dakkama, the United Kingdom’s Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church. In a speech he delivered during the service, Prince Charles said he found it “deeply … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Caribbean Tour: Day Four – St Kitts and Nevis

  November 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm by

The fourth day of his Caribbean tour took Prince Harry to St Kitts and Nevis today, seeing the islands’ gorgeous sights and meeting local schoolchildren. First, the Prince (who had arrived early aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight he is travelling on and was forced to wait aboard until the official party had arrived) was greeted in Port Zante by the Governor-General, Sir Tapley Seaton, before the two men inspected … Continue reading

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Not A Cake One Sees Everyday: Prince Charles Hosts Charity Anniversary

  November 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm by

The Prince of Wales, as patron, today hosted a reception at Clarence House for the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, which is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. Charles had the attendees – including Absolutely Fabulous actress Jennifer Saunders and the charity’s founder Nina Barough – in fits of laughter when it came time to cut the celebratory cake, which was decorated with a pink glitter bra in icing. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Begins Caribbean Tour in Antigua and Barbuda

  November 21, 2016 at 6:25 pm by

Kicking off his two week tour of the Caribbean, Prince Harry landed in Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday afternoon, inspecting a military guard of honour at V.C. Bird International Airport before a reception with the Governor-General, Sir Rodney Williams, at Clarence House. The Prince’s first full day on the island began with by attending the Youth Sports Festival at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium alongside the country’s cricketing legends Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Andy Roberts and … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Wins IPSO Complaint Against Mail Online

  November 18, 2016 at 10:58 pm by

The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has upheld a complaint made by Princess Beatrice of York against the MailOnline about an article published on their website in June. The article, ‘Beatrice makes a splash on yet ANOTHER day off! Princess dives into the sea in a very skimpy bikini as she enjoys a sunshine break on a yacht in Monaco’, included photographs taken with a long-range lens of the Princess, her … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Unveils Painting During Visit to Sandhurst

  November 18, 2016 at 5:26 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was in Camberley today, where she visited the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the unveiling of a new painting that marks the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps involvement in Operation Gritrock. Operation Gritrock was undertaken by the British, Irish and Canadian Armed Forces between October 2014 and November 2015 to eradicate the Ebola virus in West Africa. Sophie, in a full black ensemble with the badge … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Gets £369million Renovation

  November 18, 2016 at 9:46 am by

Britain’s best known landmark will undergo a 10 year planned refurbishment which is to cost £369million. After Parliamentary approval, the palace will undergo the essential renovation on replacing boilers, cables, pipes and electrical wires. Work is to start taking place next April. Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official home since 1952 and she hosts most of her state visit’s, garden parties and events. You can read the official announcement here. Embed … Continue reading

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“We Aren’t Moving Fast Enough”: Prince William’s Plea At IWT Conference in Vietnam

  November 17, 2016 at 7:22 am by

The Duke of Cambridge has made a plea for faster and greater action to help combat the illegal poaching and wildlife trade during the third Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam today. In his speech at the opening of the conference, Prince William said that despite the increased collaborative efforts of the past two years since the first IWT in London, “rhinos, elephants, pangolin, lions – they are all … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits HIV/AIDS Charity in London – With Some Luxembourg Royals

  November 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm by

Continuing the work he began earlier this year to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS, Prince Harry has visited NAZ Project, the oldest and largest charity addressing sexual health in the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in England. The Prince met with NAZ staff and volunteers, learning about their efforts to help the community with their sexual health, particularly how they develop their programs to be culturally sensitive to the people … Continue reading

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‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ Exhibition To Be Staged At Kensington Palace in 2017

  November 15, 2016 at 6:19 am by

A new exhibition highlighting the fashion of the late Diana, Princess of Wales will be staged at the Piggott Gallery in Kensington Palace next year. 2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Princess’s death. It has been designed to “trace the evolution of the Princess’s style, from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life”. Among the outfits that will go … Continue reading

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