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Princess Anne and Family at the Festival of British Eventing

  August 7, 2017 at 7:24 am by

Over the weekend, the Princess Royal was joined by her children and granddaughter Mia Tindall as she attended the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire. Little Mia was seen running around, full of energy, at the event, getting cuddles and kisses from her mother and uncle Peter Phillips. Zara was one of the competitors at the event. The Festival of British Eventing is an equestrian event that occurs each … Continue reading

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Duke of Edinburgh Performs Final Royal Engagement

  August 2, 2017 at 4:12 pm by

On August 2, the Duke of Edinburgh met with the Royal Marines as the Captain General for his last official engagement before he retires. It is exactly sixty-four years since Prince Philip was appointed as the Captain General of the Royal Marines after his late father-in-law, George VI. Prince Philip spoke to members of the Royal Marines, telling them “you should all be locked up”. Corporal Jamie Thompson said “it’s special … Continue reading

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100 Years On: Royals Mark Centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele

  July 31, 2017 at 5:05 pm by

On July 31, the Prince of Wales, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Vice Admiral Tim Laurence and King and Queen of the Belgians attended commemorations of the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele at the Tyne Cot ceremony near Ypres. Prince Charles gave a speech during the ceremony, where he said “we remember it is not only for the rain that fell, the mud that weighed down the living and swallowed the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Commemorate the Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Passschendaele

  July 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm by

On July 30, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a commemoration service on the one hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, which was held in Belgium at the Menin Gate in Ypres. They were joined by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians as well as British Prime Minister Theresa May; also present was Princess Anne’s husband Tim Laurence. The Battle of Passchendaele was the third battle at Ypres … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge Leaves the East Anglian Air Ambulance

  July 27, 2017 at 3:15 pm by

On July 27, Prince William had his final shift as an Air Ambulance pilot in East Anglia, writing that he had a “profound respect” for air ambulance pilots and those in the air ambulance team. William is leaving his air ambulance job in order to take up more engagements on behalf of his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. He worked with his team in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, providing … Continue reading

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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – Elizabeth II

  July 23, 2017 at 3:30 am by

Monarch: Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Full Name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Reign: February 6, 1952 – present Coronation: June 2, 1953 Date and Place of Birth: April 21, 1926 – 17 Brunton Street, Mayfair, London Parents: George VI of the United Kingdom and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Spouse: Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (The Duke of Edinburgh) Children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex Five Facts about Her Majesty – She is the … Continue reading

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A Toothy Grin For Prince George Ahead of His Birthday

  July 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm by

Kensington Palace has released this evening a new portrait of Prince George to mark his fourth birthday tomorrow. The young prince is shown at his home, Kensington Palace, smiling broadly for the camera. Chris Jackson took the photo last month. “The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince George to mark his 4th birthday tomorrow. TRH are very pleased to share this lovely picture, and would … Continue reading

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William and Catherine Wrap Up Polish-German Tour

  July 21, 2017 at 4:40 pm by

On July 21, it was the final day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s five day tour of Poland and Germany. The couple visited the Elphilharmine in Hamburg, where Kate got the chance to conduct the beginning of Beethoven’s fifth symphony. Upon arriving at the Dammtor Station in Hamburg, the couple were greeted by cheerful crowds before they went to look at a modal boat at the Maritime Museum. They … Continue reading

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An ‘Iron’ Peacock: Princess Alexandra Opens Hospital’s New Theatre and Oncology Building

  July 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm by

Princess Alexandra of Kent as on hand Friday for the official opening of the new theatre and oncology building at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS in Oswestry, Shropshire. The Princess was given a tour of the new facility, which cost £15.1 million to fit-out, meeting with staff who will work there. She also presented the first  Dame Agnes Hunt Nursing Medal to Sister Glenna Hardy. Afterwards, it was out into the … Continue reading

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Cambridges in Heidelberg For Second Day of Tour’s German Leg

  July 20, 2017 at 6:22 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited their dukedom’s twinned town, Heidelberg, on July 20th, the penultimate day of their trip to Poland and Germany. They first stopped in town where they made pretzels and traditional German sweets. During a tour of the market, William and Catherine met with the town mayor, Eckart Wuerzner, before tasting some local beer and visiting the German Cancer Research Institute. The couple later participated in a boat race along the … Continue reading

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First Day In Berlin For The Cambridges As Tour Continues

  July 19, 2017 at 11:30 pm by

On the third day of their tour; the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children departed from Poland for Berlin in Germany. William and Kate then visited the Holocaust Memorial, where they met an Auchwitz survivor, Leon Schawrzbuam; who explained to the couple that it took him a decade before he could tell others about his experience in the camps. He told the Cambridges “you could smell the chimney … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Visit Gdansk on Second Day in Poland

  July 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Gdansk on the second day of their Polish tour, Tuesday July 18. They began their day with a visit to Stutthof Concentration Camp, where they met Holocaust survivors Manfred Goldberg and Zigi Shipper, who were friends during the war. They were both sent to Stutthof after having been to Auchwitz. 65,000 people died at Stutthof, including 28,000 Jews. The Cambridges then visited the … Continue reading

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First Day in Poland for the Cambridges

  July 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have arrived in Poland for the first day of their five day tour of Poland and Germany. Upon their arrival in the country, officials greeted the family before they had a meeting with President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata-Kornhauser Duda. William and Kate then visited the Warsaw Spire building, meeting young entrepreneurs, ahead of … Continue reading

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A New Portrait On Her 70th Birthday For The Duchess of Cornwall

  July 17, 2017 at 6:41 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her seventieth birthday today, and Clarence House has released a new portrait of the Duchess with the Prince of Wales to mark the occasion. Mario Testino shot the snap, taken in May in Clarence House’s Morning Room. Camilla was born in 1947 as the eldest child of Major Bruce Shand and The Hon. Rosalind Cubitt. She married Andrew Parker-Bowles in 1973; they had two children – … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Windsor Castle

  July 16, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Location: Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom Built: 1070-1086 (original), 1165-1179 (expansion – royal apartments), 1240–1263 (expansion – Lower Ward buildings), 1350-1383 (expansion), 1475-1528 (St George’s Chapel), 1675-1683 (restoration), 1760s-1811 (renovations), 1824-1828 (expansion) Architects: William of Wykeham (expansion – Lower Ward buildings), Hugh May (restoration), James Wyatt (renovations), Sir Jeffry Wyatville (expansion) Commissioned By: William the Conquerer (original), Henry II (expansion), Henry III (Lower Ward buildings), Edward III (expansion), Edward IV (St George’s Chapel), Charles II (restoration), George … Continue reading

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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – George VI

  July 16, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Our third Windsor Monarchs profile looks at King George VI, Britain’s wartime King and the father of the current British monarch. Monarch: George VI of the United Kingdom Full Name: Albert Frederick Arthur George Reign: December 11, 1936 – February 6, 1952 Coronation: May 12, 1937 Date and Place of Birth: December 14, 1895 – York Cottage, Norfolk Date and Place of Death: February 6, 1952 – Sandringham House, Norfolk Parents: George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck Spouse: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Children: Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Vamos Garbi! King Juan Carlos Watches As Spaniard Is Crowned Wimbledon Champion

  July 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain was seated in the Royal Box of Centre Court at Wimbledon on Saturday, to watched his compatriot Garbiñe Muguruza claim the women’s singles title. Following Muguruza’s 7-5, 6-0 defeat of American Venus Williams, the King met up with the new champion inside the clubrooms to offer personal congratulations. The Duke of Kent, as President of the All England Club, had presented the trophies to both … Continue reading

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William and Harry Play In Charity Polo Match

  July 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm by

On Saturday afternoon, Princes William and Harry took part in a charity polo match at Cirencester Park Polo Club in Gloucestershire, The brothers played for Team Foxcote for the Jerudong Trophy, in which they defeated Team CPPC 5 – 4. Prince Harry was named most valuable player for his efforts. The day’s match raised funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation, Centrepoint (Prince William’s selected charity) and Walking with the Wounded (Prince Harry’s selected charity). … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Three

  July 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain concluded their three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Friday. The Spanish monarchs were farewelled from Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with warm kisses and hugs; before they travelled to the Francis Crick Institute for a tour of the facilities – including Europe’s largest individual biomedical laboratory – with the Duke of York.  From there, the … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Lady Sarah Makes A Gorgeous Bride

  July 14, 2017 at 3:00 am by

July 14, 1994: Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon, marries artist/actor Daniel Chatto at St Stephen’s, Walbrook in London.

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