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The Duke of Gloucester’s 70th Birthday

  August 26, 2014 at 8:53 pm by

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester celebrates his seventieth birthday today. Prince Richard of Gloucester was born on August 26, 1944 at Hadley Common in Hertfordshire. He is the youngest son and child of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and his wife, Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott. He had a brother, Prince William, who was killed in 1972 in a plane crash. He was christened on October 20, 1944 at Windsor … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Turns 64

  August 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm by

On August 15, the Princess Royal celebrates her sixty fourth birthday. Princess Anne was born on August 15, 1950 at Clarence House in London. She is the second eldest child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. She has three brothers: Charles, Prince of Wales (born in 1948), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (born in 1960) and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (born in 1964). … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice’s 26th Birthday

  August 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm by

On August 8, Princess Beatrice celebrated her twenty sixth birthday. Princess Beatrice of York was born in 1988 at the Portland Hospital in London, England. She is the eldest daughter and child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and his former wife, Sarah Ferguson. She has a younger sister, Princess Eugenie, who was born in 1990. Princess Beatrice was christened on 20 December 1988 in the Chapel Royal of St. … Continue reading

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Royals Commemorate the Start of WWI

  August 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm by

On August 4, a ceremony to commemorate the start of the First World War was held at St. Symphorien, near Mons in Belgium. The event was attended by the King and Queen of the Belgians, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the King of Spain, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as well as the Presidents of France and Germany. During the event, King Philippe, Prince William, President Hollande and … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

  July 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm by

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, along with their children Louise and James, as well as the Princess Royal, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are so far the royals that have watched different sporting events in connection with the twentieth Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Glasgow, Scotland. The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children firstly watched the Scotland vs. New Zealand … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  July 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm by

The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading

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Prince George’s First Birthday

  July 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm by

On July 22, Prince George celebrated his first birthday. To celebrate, a party was held at Kensington Palace. The little Prince was born on July 22, 2013 in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England. He is the first son and child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine (better known as Kate). He was christened on October 23, 2013 at St. James’s Palace. … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Attends Belgian Royal Wedding

  July 7, 2014 at 3:57 am by

On July 5, Princess Beatrice attended the wedding of Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este and Elisabetta “Lili” von Rosboch von Wolkenstein. The wedding took place at the Santa Maria Trastevere Basilica in Rome, Italy. Also amongst the guests was Lavinia Borromeo, the half-sister of Beatrice Borromeo, who herself is the girlfriend of Pierre Casiraghi, Prince Albert II of Monaco’s nephew. The whole Belgian Royal Family attended as well … Continue reading

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Prince Michael of Kent’s 72nd Birthday

  July 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm by

On July 4, Prince Michael of Kent celebrated his seventy second birthday. Prince Michael of Kent was born at Coppins in Iver, Buckinghamshire, in England. He is the youngest son and child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Six weeks after his birth, his father died in a plane crash. He has two siblings: Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (born in … Continue reading

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New Patronage for Princess Beatrice

  July 1, 2014 at 11:09 pm by

Princess Beatrice of York, the elder daughter of the Duke of York, has undertaken another patronage: the Berkshire Community Foundation. The news was announced on the foundation’s website today, with the patronage effective as of July 1. The CEO of the foundation, Andrew Middleton, said in the press release that, “The Princess’s decision to become Patron of Berkshire Community Foundation reflects her wish to support charitable activity locally.” The BCF … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Attends WWI Volunteers Tribute

  June 29, 2014 at 1:13 am by

Queen Elizabeth was yesterday joined by several members of her family for a Drumhead Service of Remembrance at the Royal Chelsea Hospital. The service was held to commemorate the British volunteer soldiers who fought in World War One, and was particularly poignant in that it was held on the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the death which is widely named as the starting point of the war. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip Open Heathrow’s Terminal Two

  June 24, 2014 at 6:07 am by

On June 23, the Queen and Prince Philip opened Terminal Two at Heathrow Airport in London, England. The Terminal has been named ‘The Queen’s Terminal’ in her honour. After she had cut the ribbon, The Queen was shown around the new terminal before catching the plane to Belfast to begin her three day tour of Northern Ireland. During the visit, Prince Philip pulled another of his infamous gaffes as he … Continue reading

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Will Prince William Be An Air Ambulance Pilot?

  June 22, 2014 at 7:57 pm by

It’s been reported that the Duke of Cambridge has landed a new part-time job and an announcement is to made within the coming days. Prince William has apparently landed a new job of being an air ambulance pilot, potentially ending months of speculations on what he was going to do with his future. Prince William is believed to be going to work in East Anglia for the East Anglia Air … Continue reading

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Pink All Around For Ascot’s Final Day

  June 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm by

It was pink for all at the final day of Royal Ascot, with Queen Elizabeth and her two granddaughters all wearing varying shades of the popular colour. The Queen arrived to the Royal Enclosure in a carriage with the Duke of Edinburgh, Charles Barnett and John Deer, in a dusty pink coat over a floral pink, white and grey dress with a matching hat. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York were … Continue reading

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The Duke of Cambridge’s 32nd Birthday

  June 21, 2014 at 11:40 am by

On June 21, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, celebrated his thirty second birthday. Prince William of Wales was born on 21 June 1982 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England. He is the eldest child and son of the Prince of Wales and his former wife; Diana, Princess of Wales (née Lady Diana Spencer). He has a brother, Prince Henry of Wales (better known as “Harry”; born in 1984). … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Gloucester’s 68th Birthday

  June 20, 2014 at 9:45 pm by

Today, Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester celebrated her 68th birthday. Birgitte Eva Henriksen was born on 20 June, 1946 in Odense, Denmark. Her parents were Asger Preben Knud Wissing Henriksen and his wife, Vivian van Deurs. Although she was born with her father’s surname, she decided to go by her mother’s surname later on. She moved to Cambridge, England and worked at the Danish Embassy in London. On 8 July 1972, … Continue reading

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Prince George Makes Polo Début

  June 16, 2014 at 4:51 am by

On June 15, Prince George attended his first polo match with his parents at the Cirencester Park Polo Club in Windsor Great Park. Prince George wore a comfortable looking red dungarees with a practical white top. He was seen crawling and walking, but with the help of his mother. He also enjoyed playing with a football, until a little girl took it from him. The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and … Continue reading

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British Royals Celebrate Queen’s Birthday at Trooping the Colour

  June 15, 2014 at 4:12 am by

On June 14, several members of the British Royal Family attended Trooping the Colour, which celebrates The Queen’s official birthday. Her actual birthday is on April 21, although as per tradition, there is a second celebration for her birthday in June. This year, the following members of the Royal Family were in attendance: The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and … Continue reading

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s 93rd Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 1:50 am by

On 10 June, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, celebrated his 93rd birthday. To mark the occasion, a 62-gun salute was fired at the Tower of London, whilst soldiers from the Honourable Artillery Company paid tribute to the Duke at Gun Wharf. There was also a garden party in his honour at Buckingham Palace in the afternoon. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on 10 June 1921 at … Continue reading

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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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