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Under The Hammer: Photographs of the Duke of Windsor in Nazi Germany

  February 26, 2016 at 4:48 am by

Auction house Duke’s of Dorchester has announced they will be auctioning a photo album containing over 60 photographs of the Duke of Windsor during his visit to Nazi Germany in 1937. It comes from the collection of Sir Dudley Forwood, the Duke’s equerry after his abdication, who accompanied Edward and Wallis on the trip, where their host was Dr Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front. The couple also met … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Heads North to Edinburgh

  February 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm by

It was up to Edinburgh today for the Duchess of Cambridge, as she undertook several engagements in the Scottish capital. Wearing a dark green Max Mara coat over a houndstooth skirt and black turtleneck, Kate first visited St Catherine’s Primary School as part of her patronage of Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity. The Duchess accompanied the students in signing and performing the actions to the school’s “Welcome Everybody” song. “Everybody … Continue reading

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Book-Lover Camilla Stops By Not One, But Two Libraries

  February 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall, who has been on a spate of literacy-related events these past few weeks, kept up the trend today, dropping by two different libraries in London. At the Islington Central Library early in the day, Camilla – wearing a steel blue dress and matching jacket – met with pupils from three local schools and gave them a sneak preview of a new book that has been published … Continue reading

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Royal Engagement Anniversary

  February 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm by

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the engagement announcement of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Speculation had mounted over several months whether or not they would get engaged, resulting in ever-increasing media interest and speculation.  Finally, Buckingham Palace made the song awaited announcement in a statement which read: “It is with greatest pleasure that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh announce the betrothal of their beloved son the … Continue reading

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Cookies For Princess Beatrice

  February 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm by

Princess Beatrice of York dressed preppy for a benefit in New York City, which she attended yesterday. The princess used a navy jumper and a navy skirt for the  Cookies For Kid’s Hosts 3rd Annual Chefs For Kid’s Cancer Benefit’ . The princess still had her henna tattoo on her hand and also wore a small silver bracelet. During the evening 25 chefs cooked four different meals for the guests. … Continue reading

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All Aboard The Elizabeth Line!

  February 23, 2016 at 2:16 pm by

London’s new Crossrail link will be named The Elizabeth Line and who better to take a look at how construction is progressing, but Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II! The Queen visited part of the as yet completed underground structure at the Crossrail site in Bond Street, London today where she met a number of engineers, construction workers, Transport for London staff,  apprentices. Embed from Getty Images London’s mayor, Boris Johnson was on … Continue reading

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Royals Who Wore Red This Week

  February 20, 2016 at 3:37 am by

This week, red has been the color of which the royal ladies have gone for, whether it’s an accessory or an outfit. At the beginning of the week, Queen Letizia of Spain matched her soft white suit with a red clutch. A few days later, Queen Silvia of Sweden matched her black and grey skirt suit with a red scarf while The Duchess of Cornwall wore a red coat matched … Continue reading

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William and Kate Join In Farewell to RAF Search and Rescue Division

  February 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to their former home of Anglesey in Wales today, to attend a ceremony marking the end of the RAF Search and Rescue Force operations. They joined former servicemen and women who served in Search and Rescue for a formal disbandment ceremony before heading on to a reception where William – who was a member of the Search and Research Force for three years … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of England’s Mary I in 1516

  February 18, 2016 at 8:18 am by

500 years ago today, the Princess who became England’s first female monarch, Mary I, was born. As the only surviving child of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon, she was cherished by her parents. When Mary was 9, her father gave her a separate court, as well as many powers and privileges, normally only given to Prince of Wales. Her childhood was also marked by matrimonial plans – … Continue reading

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Kate Launches ‘YoungMindsMatter’ During HuffingtonPost Guest Editing Stint

  February 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm by

On February 17, the Duchess of Cambridge guest edited for Huffington Post UK, and wrote an article which addressed children’s mental health issues and mental health care in the United Kingdom. Kate said she has received further understanding of how childhood mental health problems can lead into adulthood through the charities she works with that support adults who are overcoming addiction. Kensington Palace also announced today that Kate has become patron … Continue reading

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Media Links Prince William’s Foreign Office Speech to the Brexit

  February 16, 2016 at 8:08 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has been unwittingly drawn into the ‘Brexit’ debate in the United Kingdom, with the British media linking a speech he gave at a reception at the Foreign Office today as being supportive of the country remaining in the European Union. “For centuries, Britain has been an outward looking nation. Hemmed in by sea, we have always sought to explore what is beyond the horizon…In an increasingly … Continue reading

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Story Time with Camilla – How Wondercrump!

  February 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall delighted youngsters at the Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl exhibition in London today, when she took to the stage to read a chapter of the author’s The BFG to them. Wearing a bright purple skirt suit and a pair of floral brooches, the Duchess animatedly read to the audience, which included Roald Dahl’s widow Felicity and his grandson Luke, who manages the Roald Dahl Literacy Estate. She had earlier … Continue reading

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Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor Show Off New Daughter Isabella in Hello!

  February 16, 2016 at 7:28 am by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor and their new daughter Isabella have been featured in the latest edition of Hello! magazine. Their feature also includes an interview. Baby Isabella was born as Isabella Alexandra May Windsor on January 16 2016 at 11:59pm. She is the second daughter and child of Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife, actress Sophie Winkleman. The couple’s first child, Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor was born on … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Becomes Patron of the National Gallery

  February 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

The Prince of Wales today visited the National Gallery in London, where he was given a tour of the Gallery’s new exhibition, Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art. Charles was also named the Gallery’s first Royal Patron, after being a trustee between the years of 1986 to 1993. The exhibition is the first in Britain of the works of French artist Eugène Delacroix in over 50 years.

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Peter and Autumn Phillips Attend Valentine’s Gala in Montreal

  February 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm by

Peter and Autumn Phillips last night were among the VIP guests at the 17th annual Valentine’s Day Ball in Montreal, Canada. The couple attended the fundraiser, which raised almost $CAD500,000 for the West Island Palliative Care Residence, held at Chateau Vaudreuil. Autumn – who was raised in Pointe-Claire, a suburb of what is known as West Island in Montreal – held a speech at the event where she praised “the … Continue reading

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A Garden Festival At Highgrove

  February 11, 2016 at 8:42 am by

For the first time, a garden festival lasting one week will be held at Highgrove, the Gloucestershire home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Each year, the beautifully designed gardens at Highgrove are open to the public during the Spring and Summer months, enabling people from all over the world to see the results of Prince Charles’ long held love of organic and sustainable gardening. The festival, … Continue reading

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Duchess of York: Switzerland’s Newest Resident?

  February 11, 2016 at 5:59 am by

In an interview with Swiss publication Le Nouvelliste, Sarah Duchess of York has revealed she is in the process of applying for Swiss residency. “I want to officially become a Valaisian resident. The administrative process is ongoing,” she told the newspaper. The Duchess is the co-owner of a £13million chalet in Verbier with her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, that they purchased last year. Sarah also told the paper that she first visited Verbier … Continue reading

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Fashion Rules Restyled – New Exhibition of Royal Gowns at Kensington Palace

  February 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

A new exhibition featuring the clothing of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales opens on February 11 at Kensington Palace. ‘Fashion Rules Restyled’ showcases a number of Princess Diana’s Catherine Walker gowns, including a velvet and tartan evening gown, a one-shouldered beaded floral gown and a halter-neck emerald green velvet gown. From the Queen’s wardrobe comes a Hardy Amies ivory beaded bodice dress, while several Norman … Continue reading

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Master Piper Sophie Shows Off Decorating Skills At Children’s Hospice

  February 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

The Countess of Wessex showed of her cookie and cupcake decorating skills during a visit to Christopher’s Children’s Hospice today, eagerly taking part in the decorating session. Sophie joined children who receive care at the hospice by decorating several cupcakes and a few crown-shaped cookies, colouring in her cookies with expert precision. The purpose of the visit was to mark the 15th anniversary of charity Shooting Star Chase, which runs … Continue reading

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Daffodils for the Duchess: Camilla Visits Wiltshire

  February 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall received a lovely bouquet of daffodils from students at Wiltshire’s Forest and Sandridge Church of England Primary School today, as she held a number of engagements in the city. Camilla spent some time touring the new building of the school, which she officially opened, and observed pupils in their classroom as they drew, built things and baked cookies. She also visited Prospect Hospice and met with people receiving … Continue reading

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