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Cake and Balloons For Birthday Girl Sophie During Devon Visit

  January 20, 2017 at 3:02 pm by

There was a surprise birthday cake on hand today for the Countess of Wessex as she attended the annual general meeting of the Devon County Agricultural Association. With a broad grin on her face, Sophie – who turns 52 – cut into the cake that was decorated with icing farm animals (quite apt, considering the event). Sophie had been elected the Association’s President for the year during the meeting, saying … Continue reading

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Cambridge Family To Move To London On Full-Time Basis In Autumn

  January 20, 2017 at 11:21 am by

Kensington Palace issued a press release this morning that confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their two children, will be moving back to London and residing at their Kensington Palace residence for a larger portion of the year as they look to increase their official duties. The change is set to take place in the coming autumn. “Their Royal Highnesses are keen to continue to increase their official work … Continue reading

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On This Day: Princess Diana Visits Children’s Hospital

  January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am by

January 20, 1987: Diana, Princess of Wales during a visit to the Tadworth Court Hospital for Children.

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Queen Elizabeth Makes Annual Visit to Women’s Institute Meeting

  January 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

Looking bright and cheery in a fuchsia coat and frock, Queen Elizabeth II this afternoon paid her annual visit to the Sandringham chapter of the Women’s Institute at West Newton Village Hall. After being greeted by the chapter’s vice-president, Yvonne Browne, Her Majesty headed inside for tea, cakes and gingerbread with other members. Historian Lucy Worsley, known for her presentation of many historical documentaries on the BBC, was this year’s guest speaker. The Queen … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Becomes Patron of Botswana Rhino Charity

  January 19, 2017 at 8:51 am by

Kensington Palace has announced a new patronage for Prince Harry: he has agreed to become patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana. The purpose of the charity is to “help raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s black and white rhinos and inspire positive action” to protect the species. Harry spoke in a video that was published alongside the announcement, saying that “the rhino is one of Africa’s most iconic species…the black … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Visits Aberdeen University

  January 18, 2017 at 11:33 am by

As their Chancellor, the Duchess of Cornwall – known as the Duchess of Rothesay whilst in Scotland – paid a visit to the University of Aberdeen on Wednesday. The purpose of her visit was to officially open the new Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health centre at the university’s Medical School Campus. The Institute focuses on research into nutrition and food. The Duchess, donning a white lab coat, was shown around the new … Continue reading

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William, Kate & Harry Continue Mental Health Campaign

  January 17, 2017 at 10:58 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have continued promoting their Head Together campaign that aims to reduce the stigma of mental health and encourage people to speak out when they need help. Speaking at the meeting this morning – which was held as the first in the lead up to the 2017 London Marathon, that Heads Together has been chosen as the charity of the year for – the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Two British Royal Deaths

  January 16, 2017 at 10:00 am by

Today, January 16, marks the death anniversaries of two members of the British Royal Family – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone. In 1942, Prince Arthur – the third son of Queen Victoria – passed away at his country home, Bagshot Park, at the age of 91. Born in May 1850, Arthur spent four decades serving in the British Army. He trained in the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Makes Second Public Appearance Since Illness

  January 15, 2017 at 11:11 am by

Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh, Viscount and Viscountess Linley and other guests attended a church service at the church of St. Mary the Virgin in Flitcham, situated on the edge of Sandringham, on January 15. The Linleys, who will become Earl and Countess of Snowdon in the coming weeks, were wearing black (with the Countess wearing a white dress) in mourning of the first Earl, Antony Armstrong-Jones, who died on … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Sandringham House

  January 15, 2017 at 8:00 am by

The Sandringham Estate in Norfolk is synonymous with the Windsor family Christmas, and is where Queen Elizabeth spends a fair portion of her New Year, staying in the large Sandringham House. Facade of Sandringham House Location: Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, United Kingdom Built: 1870 Architects: A.J. Humbert Commissioned By: Edward VII of the United Kingdom and his wife, Alexandra of Denmark Style: Jacobean Rooms: 270 On The Palace Grounds: Museum, Gardens; Properties on the overall Estate include Anmer Hall and York … Continue reading

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Zara and Mike Attend Magic Millions Raceday on The Gold Coast

  January 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

Continuing their week in Queensland, Australia in support of Magic Millions, Zara and Mike Tindall were present at the 2017 Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday. Despite wearing a lovely white calf-length dress with green heels and an eye-catching green, navy and white checkered fascinator, Zara was not the one who entered into the traditional Fashions on the Field competition – that she left to her dear … Continue reading

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On This Day: Prince Albert Victor Dies

  January 14, 2017 at 9:00 am by

125 years ago, the second in line to the British throne – Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale – passed away at Sandringham House at the age of 28. He had contracted influenza, which developed in pneumonia. His family were devastated by his unexpected death, none more so than his mother, the Princess of Wales, who said after Prince Albert Victor’s funeral on January 20, she had “buried my angel … Continue reading

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Lord Snowdon Dies Aged 86

  January 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon died at the age of eighty-six on January 13 at his home in Kensington, a statement released by his family has announced. Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones was born on 7 March 1930 in London to Ronald Armstrong-Jones and Anne Messel. He had an older sister, the Viscountess Vesci, and a younger brother, Peregrine. His father Robert was a barrister and he is also a descendent … Continue reading

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William & Kate Kick Off 2017 Engagements With Patronage Visits

  January 11, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today visited the Child Bereavement UK centre in Stratford to help mark the location’s first anniversary. The couple joined in on a Family Support Group session, speaking with families currently receiving support from the charity as they come to terms with their grief over the loss of a loved one, and learning about their Memory Jar exercise. “You know I lost my mummy when I was … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Pays Visit to Military Families in Bulford

  January 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex today made a trip to Bulford, in Wiltshire, where she met with soldiers from the 5th Battalion The Rifles and their families. She was given a tour of Ward Barracks, the new home base for the 5th Battalion following their recent return from Germany. During her tour, the Countess was shown the newest equipment the 5th Battalion uses, including new personal protection equipment. "Virtus" is the new … Continue reading

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Prince William’s First Engagement of the Year: A Visit to Centrepoint

  January 10, 2017 at 2:08 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has kicked off his 2017 working calendar with a visit to one of his first patronages, Centrepoint. He spent time today at the organisation’s hostel in Northolt, speaking with young people who have received assistance from the organisation. William watched in on several workshops the hostel hosts, including one called WorkWise that is designed to help homeless people find and keep employment. He heard from individuals who have … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge At 35: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  January 9, 2017 at 6:00 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 35th birthday today. To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a list of her five best fashion moments since she became part of the British Royal Family (in our opinion of course!) Let us know in the comments what your favourite Kate fashion moment is. 5. In December 2013, Catherine attended the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom in a cream Roland Mouret evening gown, featuring … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Makes First Public Appearance In Nearly A Month At Church

  January 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II has made her first public appearance in almost four weeks, as she attended the Sunday church service at the St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham this morning. Arriving to church by car with the Duke of Edinburgh, the monarch – who has been suffering from a heavy cold since before Christmas – looked her bright, usual self in a royal blue outfit with matching hat with feathers around the … Continue reading

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Zara and Mike Tindall Step Out On The Gold Coast For Magic Millions

  January 8, 2017 at 6:31 am by

Zara and Mike Tindall enjoyed the sunshine of the Gold Coast, on the north-east coast of Australia, today as they attended the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo event. After a photocall and chatting with others linked to the event, Zara changed out of her white Zimmerman eyelet lace shirtdress into polo gear and mounted her horse to take part in the inaugural polo match linked to Magic Millions. While playing for Team … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Duke of Kent Inspects Bombing Damage

  January 6, 2017 at 6:00 am by

January 6, 1941: Prince George, Duke of Kent is seen during a visit to Cheapside, London’s financial centre, to inspect damage caused during the air raids by German forces several days prior as they attacked the City of London during The Blitz.

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