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Flashback Friday: ‘The Wedding of the Century’

  July 29, 2016 at 4:30 am by

35 years ago, the Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer in the ‘wedding of century’ at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. As the Archbishop of Canterbury (then Robert Runcie) presided over the wedding ceremony, 3,500 guests watched on as the bride and groom made their vows – though not without some mishaps! Lady Diana took ‘Philip Charles Arthur George’ to be her husband, mixing up the groom’s names, while the Prince … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Enjoy Annual Visit to Sandringham Flower Show

  July 27, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have paid their annual visit to the Sandringham Flower Show today, as the show marks its 135th year. Spending over two hours touring stalls and chatting with exhibitors, the couple appeared in high spirits as they sampled ales and some food items before Camilla purchased a crochet toy elephant from the craft marquee. Charles and Camilla also viewed an exhibition put … Continue reading

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Autumn Visit to Canada Announced For William and Kate

  July 27, 2016 at 10:21 am by

Kensington Palace has confirmed today that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be touring Canada this autumn, on the invitation of the Canadian Government. The pair are “delighted to be returning to Canada” and are “really looking forward to seeing other parts of this beautiful country”. William and Kate first visited Canada in the middle of 2011, on their first overseas tour as a married couple. This tour will see the … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Meets Military Wives, Honours Commonwealth Soldiers

  July 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was not the only royal in Brockenhurst today – the Duchess of Cornwall also paid a visit. Her engagements included a visit to St Nicholas’ Church where she laid a bouquet of flowers at the Commonwealth War Graves in the church cemetery. 100 graves – 93 New Zealander soldiers, 3 Indian soldiers and 3 Belgian civilians – lie in the New Zealand plot of the cemetery. The Duchess also … Continue reading

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A Farmy Day For Sophie As She Visits New Forest Show

  July 26, 2016 at 3:53 pm by

The Countess of Wessex has enjoyed a day at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show in Brockenhurst, meeting locals, touring stalls and patting sheep. She also was shown how to make candles, before spending time with 5-year-old Arthur Jones who showed the Countess his show sheep named Bubbles. During her time at the show, Sophie presented the Supreme Cattle Championship Cup and cheered on a duck race. Sophie, who is the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Hosts BBQ, Says He ‘Regrets’ Not Speaking of Mother’s Death Earlier

  July 25, 2016 at 10:26 am by

As part of the Heads Together mental health campaign, Prince Harry has hosted a BBQ in the gardens of Kensington Palace with a number of British sports stars in attendance who have experience with mental health battles. After flipping burgers and sausages with sprinter Iwan Thomas, Harry spoke with football star Rio Ferdinand about the grief of losing a parent at a young age (Ferdinand’s wife passed away last year … Continue reading

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William and Kate Cheer on Land Rover BAR During Portsmouth Leg of America’s Cup World Series

  July 24, 2016 at 1:22 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched on from the choppy waters as the Land Rover BAR team led by Sir Ben Ainslie took home the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth title for the second year in a row, and placed themselves on top of the leaderboard for the overall World Series. William and Kate – both wearing official team shirts and jumpers – then presented the team with … Continue reading

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Mother-Daughter Day For Sarah and Eugenie At Ascot

  July 23, 2016 at 2:09 pm by

Princess Eugenie of York has enjoyed a day at the races with her mother Sarah, as the duo attended the King George VI Weekend at Ascot Racecourse. In a simple white summer dress from Alice + Olivia accessorised with nude shoes, Eugenie had a smile on her face as she checked the day’s form guide alongside her mother before they headed up to watch the races from the balcony. Queen Elizabeth’s … Continue reading

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Prince George Turns Three With New Photos Featuring Family Pet Lupo

  July 22, 2016 at 5:45 am by

Prince George celebrates his third birthday today, and Kensington Palace released four new photographs of the birthday boy taken in the gardens of Anmer Hall earlier this month. They show George on a wooden swing and sharing an ice-cream with the family’s pet dog Lupo. Photographer Matt Porteous took the snaps. Happy 3rd Birthday George! New photos – feat. Lupo – released by @KensingtonRoyal taken by Matt Porteous pic.twitter.com/8p9Q76rMIA — The … Continue reading

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That’s Not Meant To Happen! Plaque Unveiling Goes Awry For Prince Charles

  July 21, 2016 at 2:02 pm by

The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the Daneway Banks Nature Reserve in Gloucestershire today, touring part of the 38acres of the reserve and meeting with conservationists and volunteers. He unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark his visit, which was in part to learn about the reserve’s successful preservation of the endangered Large Blue Butterfly, however this was when everything did not go according to plan: as the Prince … Continue reading

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“It Is Time For Us To Step Up”: Prince Harry’s Impassioned Plea At AIDS Conference

  July 21, 2016 at 9:03 am by

Prince Harry has made an impassioned plea for people around the world to step up and avoid complacency in dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic during the AIDS 2016 Conference in South Africa. “We now face a new risk – the risk of complacency…It is time for a new generation of leaders to step forward. It is time for us to step up to make sure no young person feels any shame … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Take Devon – Day Three

  July 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Devon has farewelled the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, as they completed their three-day visit to the South West of England today. The couple spent the day on solo engagements: Charles visiting a Plymouth waste facility and the Naval Base Devonport, while Camilla opened BBC’s new headquarters in the region. At the waste facility, Prince Charles learnt how they convert waste into energy that helps generate heat and electricity at the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges ‘Delighted’ As Pippa Middleton Announces Engagement

  July 19, 2016 at 8:44 am by

Kensington Palace has said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “absolutely delighted with the news” that Kate’s sister Pippa is engaged to her boyfriend James Matthews. The engagement, which occurred over the weekend, was confirmed today as Pippa left her’s and James’s flat in London sporting a large diamond engagement ring, saying they “couldn’t be happier” (a brief statement came a short time later). The couple plan to marry … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Take Cornwall – Day One

  July 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm by

Cornwall has received a visit from its Duke and Duchess today, as Charles and Camilla begin a three-day visit to the region. The couple began the day at a farmer’s market, before splitting for individual engagements – the Duke opening the new outdoor Jubilee Pool, while the Duchess met with several local organisations. What a wonderful first day for #TRHinCornwall! Catch up on the news here: https://t.co/8MbZw8Fe9T pic.twitter.com/06zxTaqCbd — Clarence House … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Queen Mother and Her Grandchildren

  July 15, 2016 at 10:00 am by

In August 1980, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother celebrated her 80th birthday. A service of thanksgiving was held at St Paul’s Cathedral on July 15, and official portraits were taken at Buckingham Palace to mark the birthday. The below photograph was one of them, showing the Queen Mother with her six grandchildren: (back row) Viscount Linley, Prince Andrew, the Prince of Wales, Prince Edward; (front row) Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Princess … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Takes HIV Test Encouraging Others To Do The Same

  July 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm by

Continuing his work with HIV awareness, Prince Harry has taken a quick-response HIV test during a visit to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. The test was live-streamed on Facebook to illustrate how fast the new tests work, as well as raise awareness on the importance of being tested. “Whether you’re a man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, whatever, even ginger, why wouldn’t you come and have a test?” Harry said after getting … Continue reading

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July 13 Brings Queen Elizabeth’s 13th Prime Minister

  July 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

In symmetry that couldn’t have been planned better, Queen Elizabeth II has received today – July 13 – the 13th British Prime Minister of her reign, as she requested Theresa May to form a new administration following the formal resignation of David Cameron. The pair had seperate meetings with the Queen at Buckingham palace late this afternoon, during which May traditionally ‘Kissed Hands’ with the monarch after accepting her request to uptake the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Opens New Air Ambulance Base With A Kiss From Her Grandson

  July 13, 2016 at 11:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled up to Cambridge today for the official opening of the Egerton-Smith Centre at Cambridge Airport, which is the new operating base of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. On hand to greet them as their helicopter touched down was their grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, who works as a pilot for the EAAA. William gave both his grandparents a kiss on the cheek in … Continue reading

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What’s In A Duchess’ Dream Jar? A Visit to St James Park Will Tell You!

  July 12, 2016 at 8:59 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall had a second engagement today, which involved a visit to St James Park in London with the daughter of writer Roald Dahl to veil her BFG Dream Jar as part of the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth. Camilla and Lucy Dahl happily posed under umbrellas next to the Duchess’s Dream Jar, which contains sculptures of five children learning to read showing Camilla’s dream that … Continue reading

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