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“I Can’t Stand Up Much Longer!” Prince Philip Jokes After Retirement Announcement

  May 4, 2017 at 3:33 pm by

He may be retiring from public duties later this year, but that doesn’t mean the Duke of Edinburgh has lost any of his humour, as he joked today with guests attending a reception for the Order of Merit. “I’m sorry to hear you’re standing down,” Sir Michael Atiyah, a mathematician who became a member of the Order in 1992, said to Prince Philip as they greeted each other at the reception … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Retiring From Public Engagements Come August, Palace Confirms

  May 4, 2017 at 5:39 am by

Buckingham Palace has confirmed this morning that the Duke of Edinburgh will be retiring from public duties after August this year. “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year. In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen,” the eagerly anticipated statement read, continuing, “Prince Philip will attend previously scheduled … Continue reading

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Royal Mint Issues Commemorative Coin To Mark 100 Years of the House of Windsor

  May 4, 2017 at 2:11 am by

A new commemorative coin has been minted by the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom to mark the centenary of the House of Windsor. Four versions of the £5 coin – which features the badge of the House, the Round Tower of Windsor Castle, on one side – are now available for sale from the Royal Mint. Amongst them are a brilliant uncirculated coin, a silver proof coin and a gold proof coin. … Continue reading

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Kate Goes Farm-Girl During Visit to Gloucestershire

  May 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge traded her regular heels and coat dresses for boots and jeans as she paid a visit to a Farms For City Children project in Gloucestershire on Wednesday. Joined by students from the nearby Vauxhall Primary School, Kate was quick to get her hands dirty during the visit as she participated in a number of farm tasks directed by Michael and Clare Morpurgo, who founded Farms For City Children … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex in Estonia, Day Two

  May 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm by

On her second and final day in Estonia, the Countess of Wessex visited the Tapa Army Base to see soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles, of which she is Royal Colonel. Sophie, in a camouflage jacket, chatted with soldiers in the logistics hub and living quarters during her visit, where they told her of their work. She also was shown tanks used by the regiment, and met soldiers from Estonia, Denmark and … Continue reading

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Off To Lord’s! Prince Philip Opens New Stand At Home of Cricket

  May 3, 2017 at 10:33 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday to officially open the newly refurbished Warner Stand. Joined by members of the Marylebone Cricket Club, which owns Lord’s, Prince Philip inspected the changes to the stand that were undertaken over a two-year period and cost £25 million. When it came time to unveil the plaque marking the opening, the Duke quipped “You’re about to see the world’s most … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex in Estonia, Day One

  May 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm by

Starting Tuesday, the Countess of Wessex undertakes a two-day working visit to Estonia. The purpose of her trip is to visit the 5th Battalion The Rifles, a regiment Sophie is Royal Colonel of. On May 2, Sophie was in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, visiting the Pallipõnn Pre-School which combines education for special needs children with other pupils in their age group. The Countess received a warm welcome from the school children, the majority of … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at Age Two

  May 1, 2017 at 8:00 am by

A new photograph of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge has been released by Kensington Palace ahead of her second birthday tomorrow, May 2. The photo – showing Charlotte wearing a yellow knitted cardigan with a blue sheep print – was taken last month by the Duchess of Cambridge in the grounds of the family’s home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall. Princess Charlotte is the younger child and only daughter of the Duke and … Continue reading

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Prince Harry At Army v Navy Rugby Match At Twickenham

  April 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm by

On Saturday afternoon at Twickenham Stadium, Prince Harry was present as Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation at the 100th rugby union match between the British Army and the British Royal Navy senior teams. The Foundation was the benefiting charity of this year’s match. Prince Harry was able to meet the players of both teams ahead of kick-off, in which several Fijian players on the Army team knelt before the Prince in … Continue reading

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Princess Anne To Join Queen As Patron of British Horse Society

  April 29, 2017 at 12:33 am by

The Princess Royal will join her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as vice-patron of the British Horse Society, the charity announced on Friday. “We are delighted to have The Queen and The Princess Royal supporting The British Horse Society. The Princess Royal’s interest and support for all things equestrian is remarkable. We’re very excited about working with her,” the Chief Executive of the BHS, Lynn Petersen, said of the new appointment. … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Six-Year-Old Lady Helen

  April 28, 2017 at 5:00 am by

April 28, 1970: In a photo taken to mark her sixth birthday, Lady Helen Windsor (now Taylor) poses with her pet dog Casper. She is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

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Queen Elizabeth II: Londoner of the Year 2017

  April 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

The London Press Club has named Queen Elizabeth II their ‘Londoner of the Year’ during their annual awards ceremony held today at the Corinthia Hotel. The Queen’s second son, the Duke of York, was present to accept the award on her behalf. “Her Majesty has presided over our second Great Elizabethan Age – and pulled off a task of extraordinary historical and constitutional importance…For on the one hand she has been a beacon … Continue reading

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Order of the Garter Service Cancelled In Favour of State Opening of Parliament

  April 27, 2017 at 8:43 am by

Buckingham Palace today announced that the Order of the Garter service will not take place in 2017, as the June 19 date is required for the State Opening of Parliament following the June 8 snap election. Queen Elizabeth presides over the State Opening of Parliament. However, this year, it is reported that the Opening will have “reduced ceremonial elements” – there will be no carriage procession, a limited amount of ceremonial … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Attends Shoe Launch At The Connaught

  April 26, 2017 at 3:40 am by

On Tuesday evening, Princess Beatrice of York was present at The Connaught Hotel in London for a dinner celebrating the new shoe collection of Mrs Alice for French Sole. The Princess mingled with other guests and posed for photographs with the range’s designer, her friend Alice Naylor-Leyland (whose husband Tom is the heir to the Naylor-Leyland Baronetcy).

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A Very Royal Anniversary For Motability With Reception At Windsor Castle

  April 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II helped one of her patronages celebrate its fortieth anniversary on Tuesday with a reception hosted at Windsor Castle. Motability, an organisation that provides grants to disabled individuals to assist them in leasing or purchasing a disability-adapted vehicle, was formed in 1977, and the Queen has been its patron since. The Queen met with Motability volunteers and people who have received assistance from the organisation over the years. She … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Marks Anzac Day in London Ceremonies

  April 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

The sacrifice of fallen Australian and New Zealander soldiers was commemorated in London by the Duke of York on Tuesday April 25, Anzac Day. Prince Andrew attended a dawn service at the Australian War Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, alongside the High Commissioners of both countries – Alexander Downer and Sir Jerry Mateparae. All three men laid wreaths at the base of the memorial during the service. Later in the morning, the Duke attended … Continue reading

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Charles Turns Train Driver During Visit to Banchory, Scotland

  April 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm by

The Prince of Wales tried his hand at being a train driver during his Monday visit to the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society in Milton of Crathes, Banchory (a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland). Charles met with the Society’s volunteers and train driver James West before he donned a pair of custom overalls over his kilt and stepped into the cab of a steam train that his The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation assisted in … Continue reading

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! London Marathon Gets Royal Kick-Start

  April 23, 2017 at 9:14 am by

The almost 50,000 runners in the 2017 London Marathon were sent on their way by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry this morning, as the royal trio pushed the starting buzzer to signal the start of the 42km run. William, Kate and Harry were there on the starting line to cheer the runners on, and joked with each other ahead of the official start with the airhorns they … Continue reading

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They’re Game of Thrones Fans: William and Kate Drop By BBC Radio 1

  April 21, 2017 at 5:24 pm by

During a surprise interview with BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills Show this morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed they are big fans of Games of Thrones and Homeland. “Homeland, we’re big fans of that, and Game Of Thrones,” Prince William said when asked what they watch on television, Kate adding that they loved getting take-away curries for dinner. The Duke also said their household tended to watch a lot of kid’s … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 91 Years At Newbury Racecourse

  April 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

On her 91st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire for a day of horse racing on the first day of the track’s Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials. Unfortunately for the birthday girl (who was dressed in a cream and pale pink tweed coat and dress), her runner in the EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes, Maths Prize, came in fifth. The Queen was later … Continue reading

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