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Prince Harry Launches Mental Health Partnership Between Royal Foundation and Ministry of Defence

  October 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

At the Ministry of Defence’s London headquarters on Monday, Prince Harry joined the Defence Secretary to launch a new partnership between The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence, focusing on the mental health of Britain’s military personnel. This new partnership will see The Royal Foundation provide the MoD with resources and advice to “improve training, education and information sharing for the … Continue reading

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Security Incidents At Palaces in London, Jeddah

  October 8, 2017 at 1:43 am by

There were security incidents at two seperate royal palaces on Saturday: in London, a woman was arrested while trying to scale the front gates of Buckingham Palace; while in Jeddah, a man was shot dead after opening fire at royal guards outside the Al-Salam Palace. In London, Metropolitan Police were quick to arrest the woman late Saturday afternoon, detaining her on “suspicion of trespass”, in front of a moderate crowd of … Continue reading

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“You are Invictus” Prince Harry Tells Competitors During Invictus Games Closing Ceremony

  September 30, 2017 at 7:20 pm by

Prince Harry has congratulated the competitors of this year’s Invictus Games during the event’s closing ceremony at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday evening. “Right now you’re on a high. At the summit of a mountain many of you thought was too high to climb. You have done it. This is the moment, right here, right now, shoulder to shoulder, you are Invictus,” he told the 500-plus athletes from … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Kicks Off Third Invictus Games in Toronto

  September 23, 2017 at 8:40 pm by

The third edition of the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded military personnel and veterans spearheaded by Prince Harry, was officially opened on Saturday evening at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. After cheering on the 550 athletes from the 17 countries competing in the Games as they entered the stadium, Prince Harry took to the stage to welcome the competitors, spectators and open the event. “In a world where so many have … Continue reading

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George Cambridge, Present! Prince George Begins School

  September 7, 2017 at 10:49 am by

Four-year-old Prince George of Cambridge had an important milestone this week, as he began primary school at Thomas’s Battersea School in South London. The young Prince – neatly dressed in the navy blue and red uniform of the school – was accompanied by his father, the Duke of Cambridge, as he arrived just before 9am for his first day on Thursday. Due to her severe morning sickness, the Duchess of … Continue reading

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Bright In Blue: Queen Elizabeth Opens Record-Breaking New Bridge in Scotland

  September 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were on hand Monday to officially open the new Queensferry Crossing, the third bridge across the Firth of Forth. They first greeted school children and construction workers on the south side of the bridge, before travelling across the bridge in a state car as the RAF Red Arrows performed a flypast overhead. Once on the south side of the bridge, the Queen – who … Continue reading

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Baby Cambridge Number Three On Its Way

  September 4, 2017 at 10:30 am by

Kensington Palace announced this morning that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announced that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child,” the statement read, also confirming that Catherine was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, that she suffered during her first two pregnancies. No due date has been given as of … Continue reading

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Laughs Aplenty For The Windsors At 2017 Braemar Gathering

  September 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

From the specially constructed Royal Box on the grounds of The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, members of the Windsor clan enjoyed the annual Braemar Gathering on Saturday. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, along with the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, laughed merrily as they watched traditional Highland games take place. Among the events that were on … Continue reading

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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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