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The Prince of Wales’s Sixty-Sixth Birthday

  November 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm by

On November 14, the Prince of Wales celebrated his sixty-sixth birthday. To celebrate, a number of royal gun salutes were fired, including a 62-gun salute during an engagement to Stratford-upon-Avon, where he visited the Royal Shakespeare Company. Prince Charles was born in 1948 at Buckingham Palace in London. He is the eldest son and child of the then Duke and Duchess (now Queen Elizabeth II) of Edinburgh. He has three … Continue reading

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Cambridges Attend 2014 Royal Variety Performance

  November 14, 2014 at 5:11 am by

Continuing with a tradition started in 1912 by King George V, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last night attended this year’s Royal Variety Performance at London Palladium Theatre. Upon arriving at the theatre, the couple were greeted by Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber and his wife Madeleine. Once inside, William and Catherine spoke briefly with the evening’s acts, including One Direction, Bette Midler, Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran. Catherine wore a black … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Attends Funeral of Zambian President

  November 11, 2014 at 11:52 pm by

As Queen Elizabeth II’s representative, the Countess of Wessex was present today at the state funeral of the late President of Zambia, His Excellency Michael Sata. The Countess arrived in Lusaka yesterday, three hours behind schedule due to a flight delay. She was greeted at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport by Britain’s High Commissioner to Zambia, Mr James Thornton, and the Zambian Community Development, Mother and Child Health Minister, Ms Emerine … Continue reading

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Brits Attend Cenotaph Remembrance Service

  November 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm by

The Queen has today attended the annual Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in London, accompanied by members of the Royal Family. She laid a wreath of red poppies at the base of the Cenotaph, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, as well as Prime Minister David Cameron and … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Attends Fourth Engagement Since Pregnancy Announcement

  November 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm by

On November 8, the Duchess of Cambridge, along with her husband the Duke of Cambridge, attended her fourth engagement since the announcement that she was pregnant with her second child. Her last public appearance was at a gala for Action on Addiction. The Duchess visited an oil refinery in Pembroke, Wales. The owners of the oil refinery, which was founded over fifty years ago, said it was an honour that … Continue reading

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British & Belgian Royals Attend Opening of WWI Memorial

  November 6, 2014 at 8:15 pm by

The monarchs of Britain and Belgium united today to open a World War One memorial in London. Queen Elizabeth II and King Philippe were present for the dedication of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at the Wellington Barracks. The pair were joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for the event, which included a prayer service and music played by the Grenadier Guards’ Band and the Household … Continue reading

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Catherine Back To Work In McQueen And Jenny Packham

  October 21, 2014 at 9:35 pm by

All eyes were on the Duchess of Cambridge as she stepped out today to meet the President of Singapore and his wife, who are on a state visit to the United Kingdom. This was Catherine’s first official event since her second pregnancy was announced. It was no surprise to many royal watchers that the Duchess wore Alexander McQueen for the occasion. She wore a smart grey coat from the designer’s … Continue reading

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Due Date of Second Cambridge Baby Announced

  October 20, 2014 at 7:48 pm by

On October 20, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child is due in April 2015. It was also announced that the Duchess’s case of Hyperemisis Gravidarum is slowly improving, and that she intends to greet the President of Singapore on October 21, as well as attend The Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2014 awards at the Natural History Museum. The press release consisted of: “Their … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Turns Thirty

  September 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm by

Prince Harry celebrates his thirtieth birthday on September 15. To celebrate, a documentary was aired on ITV, which covered his life and royal duties. Prince Henry of Wales was born on September 15, 1984 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. He is the younger son of the Prince of Wales and his late wife, Diana, Princess of Wales. He has an elder brother, the Duke of Cambridge, who was born … Continue reading

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Invictus Games Come To A Close

  September 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm by

The Invictus Games came to a close tonight, with a closing ceremony attended by over 25,000 held at Queen Elizabeth Park. Featuring performances by James Blunt, the Foo Fighters, Ellie Goulding and the Kaiser Chiefs, as well as the Military Wives Choir. During the concert, all 400 competitors from the 14 competing nations were presented with medals commemorating their participation in the Games. Prince Harry was given a rapturous cheer … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in London

  September 11, 2014 at 7:19 am by

Prince Harry was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik last night for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 6,500 spectators gathered on the South Lawn for the event were treated to a spectacle of music and military displays by the Red Arrows, Apache and Merlin helicopters … Continue reading

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Invictus Games Almost Set To Go In London

  September 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm by

With all the hard work of planning about to come to fruition, Prince Harry today formally welcomed the thirteen nations that will be competing in the Invictus Games alongside Great Britain. First attending the welcome reception at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, the Prince was joined by the captains of each team – the UK, the US, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Afghanistan, Georgia, New Zealand and Germany – for … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Expecting Second Child

  September 8, 2014 at 8:43 am by

Clarence House confirmed earlier today that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” read the statement. No due date has officially been given, although sources say the Duchess is yet to reach … Continue reading

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The Duke of Gloucester’s 70th Birthday

  August 26, 2014 at 8:53 pm by

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester celebrates his seventieth birthday today. Prince Richard of Gloucester was born on August 26, 1944 at Hadley Common in Hertfordshire. He is the youngest son and child of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and his wife, Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott. He had a brother, Prince William, who was killed in 1972 in a plane crash. He was christened on October 20, 1944 at Windsor … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Turns 64

  August 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm by

On August 15, the Princess Royal celebrates her sixty fourth birthday. Princess Anne was born on August 15, 1950 at Clarence House in London. She is the second eldest child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. She has three brothers: Charles, Prince of Wales (born in 1948), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (born in 1960) and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (born in 1964). … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice’s 26th Birthday

  August 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm by

On August 8, Princess Beatrice celebrated her twenty sixth birthday. Princess Beatrice of York was born in 1988 at the Portland Hospital in London, England. She is the eldest daughter and child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and his former wife, Sarah Ferguson. She has a younger sister, Princess Eugenie, who was born in 1990. Princess Beatrice was christened on 20 December 1988 in the Chapel Royal of St. … Continue reading

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Royals Commemorate the Start of WWI

  August 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm by

On August 4, a ceremony to commemorate the start of the First World War was held at St. Symphorien, near Mons in Belgium. The event was attended by the King and Queen of the Belgians, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the King of Spain, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as well as the Presidents of France and Germany. During the event, King Philippe, Prince William, President Hollande and … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

  July 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm by

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, along with their children Louise and James, as well as the Princess Royal, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are so far the royals that have watched different sporting events in connection with the twentieth Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Glasgow, Scotland. The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children firstly watched the Scotland vs. New Zealand … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  July 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm by

The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading

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Prince George’s First Birthday

  July 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm by

On July 22, Prince George celebrated his first birthday. To celebrate, a party was held at Kensington Palace. The little Prince was born on July 22, 2013 in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England. He is the first son and child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine (better known as Kate). He was christened on October 23, 2013 at St. James’s Palace. … Continue reading

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