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Duchess of York In Australia for Women in Business Events

  April 6, 2016 at 8:59 am by

Sarah, Duchess of York is currently in Sydney, Australia to attend a number of ‘women in business’ related events, as she has been appointed one of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management’s keynote speakers for a number of their events over the next week. This morning she attended a Women in MBA breakfast event at the Intercontinental where she was one of the speakers, discussing the importance of education for women … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Private Time in Nepal Building A School

  April 5, 2016 at 2:04 pm by

More photos have been released by Kensington Palace of Prince Harry’s week in Nepal where he helped Team Rubicon UK to rebuild a school that was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. Harry and the team had to use only manual labour to construct the classrooms in the remote village of Lapubesi, as no machinery is available in the area. Team Rubicon UK is a charity organisation that utilises the experience … Continue reading

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Windsor Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse To Get £37Million Renovations

  April 5, 2016 at 8:33 am by

A £37million renovation project will see numerous works undertaken at Windsor Castle in Berkshire and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The funding comes entirely from the Royal Collection Trust. £27million will be spent on Windsor Castle, which will boast a new visitors centre and a learning centre for schoolchildren once the renovations are completed at the end of 2018. It will also receive its first visitor’s cafe, to be added … Continue reading

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Royal Mint Reveals Coin To Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  April 3, 2016 at 7:52 am by

Today the Royal Mint revealed the coin they have minted to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. The £5 commemorative coin features a garland of nine roses (one for each of the Queen’s decades) surrounding the royal cypher ‘EIIR’ and the number 90. It has been designed by artist Christopher Hobbs. Mr Hobbs said he was inspired by “the Queen’s love of flowers” when designing the coin. Check out our most recent … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Young Prince Charles On Archaeological Dig

  April 1, 2016 at 4:00 am by

Back in 1968, Prince Charles was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge undertaking a course in archaeology and physical and social anthropology. As part of his studies, the 19-year-old Prince went to France and Jersey on archaeological digs in March and April that year. In the below photo, dated April 1, 1968, he is seen taking part in an excavation at a Palaeolithic site in La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey.

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Prince Charles Talks Gardening and Grandchildren with BBC Radio 4

  March 31, 2016 at 4:50 pm by

The Prince of Wales has given an interview to ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ on BBC Radio 4 that aired this afternoon, in which he spoke of his love of gardening and his hope to pass on the hobby to his grandson, Prince George. “I’ve got him [Prince George] planting a tree or two here [Highgrove]. Because that’s the way, I think, when you’re very small.  And then you see, each time they come you say … Continue reading

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‘Our Queen At Ninety’ Airs on ITV

  March 28, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Last night, the documentary produced to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s ninetieth birthday – Our Queen At Ninety – was aired on ITV, featuring a number of the Queen’s family members offering their thoughts on various aspects of the Queen’s life and reign. Included in the documentary – currently available for viewing on YouTube – were the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke … Continue reading

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Sunny in Yellow: Queen Elizabeth Joined by Family for Easter Mass

  March 27, 2016 at 9:34 am by

Brightening up the day in a sunny yellow coat and matching hat, Queen Elizabeth II attended the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor this morning alongside a number of her extended family. It was sunshine and showers for The Queen the Easter Day service at Windsor. pic.twitter.com/BGl5D8uuhC — Arthur Edwards (@ArthurJEdwards) March 27, 2016 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were driven to church, as was Princess … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Takes Rum Expectations Around the Course at Gatcombe Trials

  March 26, 2016 at 4:58 pm by

The weather was decidedly different at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire today than it was yesterday, the sun being replaced by the wind and light rain as Zara Tindall took to the course on her mount, Rum Expectations, finishing 15th. In the crowd to watch Zara as she competed in cross-country, show jumping and dressage were her husband, Mike Tindall, and their two-year-old daughter Mia. The young one was rugged … Continue reading

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The Phillips Girls Enjoy The Sun At Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

Savannah and Isla Phillips took advantage of the shining sunlight today while at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire by enjoying a sweet treat – ice-cream. The two eldest great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth sat quietly with their mother, Autumn Phillips, as they watched the event on their grandmother’s estate. Later in the afternoon Princess Anne presented medals to the day’s winning riders.

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Happy Maundy Thursday! Queen Marks Day at St George’s Chapel, Windsor

  March 24, 2016 at 6:02 pm by

For the first time since 1959, the Royal Maundy Service took place today – Maundy Thursday – at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, handed out red and white purses filled with coins, the Maundy Money, to 90 men and 90 women who were selected from across the country to recognise their service for their communities and the Church. The red purse this year … Continue reading

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A Royal Visit for the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards at their Scottish Base

  March 24, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards had a visit from their Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, the Duke of Kent, today at their base in Scotland. The Duke was given a tour of Leuchars Station, located in Fife, that has been the home base of the regiment since the middle of 2015. The regiment is the only cavalry regiment of Scotland and is the United Kingdom’s lead light cavalry battlegroup. Prince Edward then opened the new mess … Continue reading

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Prince William Meets Kenyan President Ahead of Old Friend’s Wedding

  March 24, 2016 at 12:09 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has had an audience with the President of Kenya, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, at the State House in Nairobi. The pair discussed Kenya’s efforts in fighting the illegal trafficking and poaching of wildlife in the country, as well as defence and security matters. Prince William pledged to do whatever he could to help “raise the profile in your [Kenyan] efforts to conserve wildlife”. Great meeting this morning between @PresidentKE and … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Completes Official Visit to Nepal, Will Stay 6 More Days in Private Capacity

  March 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

Prince Harry was back in Kathmandu today where he officially opened the Nepal Girl Summit alongside President Bidyha Bhandari. The summit’s purpose is to promote the rights of girls, particularly in developing countries. “We need to acknowledge that so many countries and cultures are failing to protect the opportunities of young women and girls in the way they do for boys. Improved access to education can transform lives, families, communities and … Continue reading

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Harry Remembers Fallen Gurkha Soldiers on Day Four in Nepal

  March 22, 2016 at 5:03 pm by

On his fourth day in Nepal, Prince Harry honoured fallen Gurkha soldiers during a remembrance ceremony at the British Gurkha Camp in Pokhara. Wearing the number 1 dress of the Blues and Royals, the Prince laid a wreath of poppies during the ceremony which contained a note reading “With the deepest admiration, respect and gratitude. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Hardik Sradhanjali.” Harry served alongside Gurkha soldiers during his tour … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Highlights Importance of Tourism For Nepal

  March 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm by

Continuing his visit to Nepal, Prince Harry today highlighted the important role tourism plays in helping Nepal recover from last year’s disastrous earthquake. Beginning at the Bardia National Park, the Prince went on a boat ride down the Khauraha River which offers a great opportunity for tourists to spot local wildlife. Harry was also shown the tiger cameras the park rangers use to monitor the 50 tigers which live in the Park. … Continue reading

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Dashing Prince Harry Kicks Off Nepalese Visit

  March 20, 2016 at 7:33 pm by

Prince Harry has begun his multi-day visit to the mountainous country of Nepal, arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday and meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Then at a reception later in the day, the Prince delivered a speech in which he mentioned last year’s devastating earthquakes: “I pay my respects to those who perished and hope to do what I can to shine a spotlight on the resilience of the Nepali people…I … Continue reading

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An Emotional End to Charles and Camilla’s Visit to the Balkans

  March 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have completed their tour of the Balkans, spending an emotion-filled day in Kosovo. After a brief meeting with President Atifete Jahjaga, during which the Prince was presented with the Order for Peace, Democracy and Humanism, Charles and Camilla had a series of engagements that related to the 1998-99 conflict in the country. Charles attended a meeting on the topic of missing individuals … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Opens New EACH Shop in Norfolk

  March 18, 2016 at 9:20 am by

As patron of the East Anglia Children’s Hospices, the Duchess of Cambridge this morning officially opened their new charity store in Holt, Norfolk. Greeted by a crowd of local school children, Kate – wearing a blue tweed coat from M Missoni – was shown around the store by 11-year-old EACH patient Rebekah, browsing the clothing racks and claiming a penguin brooch as her favourite item in the store. HRH was taken on … Continue reading

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Prince Harry: Being Pulled From Afghanistan Left Me Broken

  March 18, 2016 at 5:51 am by

In an interview with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts, Prince Harry revealed how being pulled from his first tour of duty in Afghanistan left him feeling broken. “I felt as though I was really achieving something…I’d done everything I could to get out there. Literally, being plucked out of my team. And there was an element of me thinking, ‘I’m an officer, I’m leaving my soldiers. And it’s not my own decision’,” … Continue reading

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