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Zara Tindall Says Goodbye To Beloved Horse Toytown

  June 28, 2017 at 7:42 am by

“I’m heartbroken to say that yesterday morning I had to say goodbye to my greatest friend and horse of a lifetime, Toytown,” Zara Tindall announced in a statement this morning, confirming the death of her most well-known mount. She described him as “the most incredible athlete with the biggest heart”, who “made my career”. “I couldn’t be more grateful to him for the amazing times we had together. He was … Continue reading

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Funeral of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma Held at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge

  June 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm by

Over 500 mourners were present at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge on Tuesday for the funeral service of the late Patricia Knatchbull, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who died on June 13 aged 93. Among them were Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh (the late Countess’s first cousin), the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duchess of … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Grenfell Tower Survivors and Relief Volunteers

  June 27, 2017 at 3:32 pm by

On Tuesday, the Prince of Wales visited the Westway Sports Centre where he met with survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that has claimed at least 79 lives. He listened to the survivors’ stories of escape, and spoke with some who had lost family members in the June 14 tragedy. He had earlier inspected the wall of flowers and tributes left to those who perished. Prince Charles also spent time meeting and … Continue reading

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The Duke of Gloucester In Kazakhstan For World EXPO

  June 27, 2017 at 6:14 am by

The Duke of Gloucester paid a visit to Kazakhstan on Monday, where he visited the United Kingdom’s pavilion at World EXPO 2017 being held in Astana. He was shown around the pavilion which features British interests in renewable energy and is aimed a promoting the country as a scientific leader. This year’s EXPO is held under the theme ‘Future Energy’. Prince Richard’s visit coincided with United Kingdom National Day, a specific … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Honoured By Vienna’s Spanish Riding School

  June 26, 2017 at 9:55 pm by

The Princess Royal was honoured on Friday by the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna. The former equestrian Princess is the recipient of the School’s Prix de l’École d’Équitation Espagnole de Vienne for 2017. Princess Anne was presented with the award, a Swarovski crystal statuette in the shape of ‘Maestro Superba’ (“a stallion performing a Leavde”), for her long-standing contributions and efforts in horse breeding and equestrian.

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Charles and Camilla Pay Tribute To Manchester Terror Attack First Responders

  June 26, 2017 at 1:54 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall paid an emotional visit on Monday to Manchester, where they met with staff and first responders on duty the night of May 22, when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert. Members of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit showed Prince Charles and the Duchess the exact spot where the … Continue reading

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He’s Back! Prince Philip Makes First Public Appearance Since Hospital Stint

  June 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh was behind the wheel on Sunday in Windsor Great Park, driving himself and Queen Elizabeth to Guards Polo Club for the day’s carriage driving and polo events. He didn’t appear to suffering any side-effects from his two nights in hospital earlier in the week (a “pre-caution” to an infection), chatting enthusiastically with some of the carriage drivers – which included his granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor – … Continue reading

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The Top Frocks of Royal Ascot 2017

  June 25, 2017 at 11:00 am by

Another year, another Royal Ascot done and dusted. We were treated to a plethora of colourful frocks and chapeaus this past week as members of the British Royal Family and the Al Maktoums from Dubai graced Ascot Racecourse with their presence for the year’s most prestigious racing week. We’ve put together a quick list of our top five ensembles from Ascot 2017. 5. Princess Eugenie, Day Four: The only non-block colour … Continue reading

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Royal Purple For Queen Elizabeth On The Final Day of Ascot

  June 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm by

Royal Ascot came to its conclusion for 2017 on Saturday, and its most famous race-goer opted for a colour that would make her easy to spot in the Royal Enclosure – purple, the colour of royalty. Queen Elizabeth, whose purple overcoat was matched with a hat in the same hue adorned with silk flowers, was accompanied by the Duke of York. Unfortunately for Her Majesty, her runner in the Hardwicke … Continue reading

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Earl of Wessex Represents The Queen At Armed Forces Day Commemorations

  June 24, 2017 at 2:22 pm by

The main commemoration of Armed Forces Day in Liverpool on Saturday was attended by the Earl of Wessex, who represented Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family. Prince Edward watched a parade of hundreds of servicemen and women from all branches of the UK’s military through the city to the Liverpool waterfront, to HMS Iron Duke. Armed Forces Day began as Veteran’s Day in 2006 (it was renamed in 2009), and is … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Pigtails In, Bea’s Ready To Go

  June 23, 2017 at 4:00 am by

June 23, 1993: Just shy of her fifth birthday, Princess Beatrice of York participates in a sports day at her school, Upton House School, in Windsor. Her parents – the Duke and Duchess of York – watched from the stands with their younger daughter, Princess Eugenie.

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Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

  June 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

On June 22, it was the fourth day of Royal Ascot – and also Ladies Day! Those who attended were Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal, Tim Laurence, the Countess of Wessex and Zara and Mike Tindall. Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Haya as well as their daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila, were also there. Sheikh Al Jalila accepted a trophy from Princess … Continue reading

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Watered-Down State Opening of Parliament Held in London

  June 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm by

There was less pomp, less circumstance for the 2017 State Opening of Parliament in London on Wednesday, which saw Queen Elizabeth forego the traditional robes and crown she has worn in years past for a simple day frock and matching hat. Arriving by car instead of carriage, the Queen was accompanied by the Prince of Wales, who stood in for the Duke of Edinburgh (the Duke was admitted to hospital on … Continue reading

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Prince of Wales Visits Site of Finsbury Park Attack

  June 21, 2017 at 11:15 am by

The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park on Wednesday, where he met with members of the Muslim community following the van attack on a group leaving Ramadan prayers in the early hours of Monday morning. “Her Majesty has specifically asked me to tell you how shocked she was by what happened, particularly as the victims were worshippers who had been attending Ramadan prayers … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital with Infection

  June 21, 2017 at 10:28 am by

Buckingham Palace announced this morning that the Duke of Edinburgh was last night admitted to hospital “as a precautionary measure” as he has contracted an infection from a “pre-existing condition”. The Duke is currently receiving treatment at King Edward VII hospital in London, but was not admitted as an emergency. He is “in good spirits” according to the Palace spokesperson, who was unable to confirm when the 96-year-old would be … Continue reading

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Back To Ascot: Large Windsor Contingent On Hand For Royal Ascot Day One

  June 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm by

A large number of royal Windsors were on hand for the opening day of the 2017 Royal Ascot meet at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire on Tuesday. Queen Elizabeth – in lime green Stewart Parvin – was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York and Lord Vestey in the first carriage of the royal procession on to the course ahead of the afternoon’s races. The Prince of Wales, the … Continue reading

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Fun Florals For Her Majesty At Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo Final

  June 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a day at the polo on Sunday, as they attended the final of the Cartier Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park. Her Majesty was perfectly decked out for the sunny weather England has been having in recent days, wearing a lilac frock with a multi-coloured floral print and matching hat. She presented the winner’s trophy to the RH Polo … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Buckingham Palace

  June 18, 2017 at 4:30 am by

The East Front of Buckingham Palace during the 2009 Trooping the Colour Location: City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom Built: 1702-1705 (original – Buckingham House); 1826-1837 (expansion); 1847 (expansion – East Front) Architect: Captain William Winde (original); John Nash and Edward Blore (expansion) Commissioned By: John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (original); George IV of the United Kingdom (expansion); Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Albert, Prince Consort (expansion) Style: French Neo-Classical … Continue reading

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Princess Maria Olympia Walks Dolce & Gabbana In Milan

  June 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm by

On the runway of Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion show for Milan Men’s Fashion Week on Saturday was Princess Maria Olympia of Greece. The 20-year-old daughter of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his wife Marie-Chantal wore a white negligee-style minidress and an khaki bomber jacket for her walk down the runway. Maria Olympia joined Lady Amelia Windsor and a host of other ‘It Girls’ recently in Palermo for a photo shoot … Continue reading

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Trooping the Colour Celebrated On A Sunny London Day

  June 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm by

The official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated on Saturday, and London kept up the glorious weather it has been having lately for the Trooping the Colour event. Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh began the day with a minute’s silence in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, in honour of the victims of this week’s Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. They were then joined by members of the Royal … Continue reading

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