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30 Years of the National Osteoporosis Society Celebrated at Clarence House

  July 12, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

As President of the National Osteoporosis Society, the Duchess of Cornwall has hosted a garden party at Clarence House to celebrate the organisation’s 30th anniversary. However, typical British weather threw a spanner into the works, with a rainy day forcing the event to be moved indoors. Among the guests attending were Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows, actress  Miriam Margolyes, the Duchess’s children Tom and Laura, her sister Annabel Elliott, and Lady Sarah Chatto, … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Final Day of Wimbledon

  July 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Kent, the Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, and Lady Helen and Tim Taylor were all present for the men’s final of Wimbledon today. Zenouska Mowatt, Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter, was also in the crowd. Andy Murray won the championship, the second time he has ever done so. Murray was congratulated … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Princess Marina Presents Wimbledon Trophy

  July 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

July 8, 1963: As President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent presents Australia’s Margaret Smith (later Court) with the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship trophy following her defeat of American Billie Jean Moffitt (later King) in the final. Marina’s son, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, is the current President of the All England Club. This year’s women’s final will take place tomorrow.

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Captain George Joins Parents At Royal International Air Tattoo

  July 8, 2016 at 10:28 am by

Prince George has joined his parents for a day at the Royal International Air Tattoo a RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The young Prince was allowed to sit in the cockpit of a number of different aircrafts as a pair of blue earmuffs protected his ears from the noise. He was first a little hesitant, preferring to be in the arms of either mum or dad, but soon warmed up to the … Continue reading

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Belgian Monarchs Receive the Duke and Duchess of Wellington

  July 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have received two special guests at the Royal Palace of Laeken, welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Wellington to their home. The reason for the visit is unknown, though the Duke’s heritage links him to Belgium: the Dukes of Wellington have also held the title ‘Prince of Waterloo’ since 1815, when the 1st Duke defeated Napoleon. The 9th Duke also owns an estate in the country … Continue reading

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Order of the Thistle Service Takes Place at St Giles’ Cathedral

  July 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

The 2016 Order of the Thistle service has taken place at the St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and Princess Anne. Wearing their ceremonial robes, they were joined by the other Knights and Ladies of the Order for the service ahead of a lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Order of the Thistle is Scotland’s highest order of chivalry, and … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits King’s College Hospital To Learn More on HIV

  July 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm by

A visit to King’s College Hospital in London was on the agenda on July 7 for Prince Harry, as part of his recent focus on HIV/AIDS. During the visit he met with hospital staff who diagnose and treat HIV, and participated in a roundtable discussion about testing and treatment in the UK, where rates of HIV infection are increasing annually. “People need to be reminded, particularly with numbers going up. Something … Continue reading

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Women’s Semi-Finals Draw Kate To Wimbledon For First Time This Tournament

  July 7, 2016 at 9:50 am by

Thursday is women’s semi-final day at Wimbledon, and the Duchess of Cambridge is in the audience on Centre Court watching on as a potential Williams-Williams final is set up. Arriving earlier this afternoon, Kate met with ball boys and girls, as well as tournament staff and officials, players and coaches – including Andy Murray’s coach Ivan Lendl and Oracene Price, the mother of Serena and Venus Williams. Wearing a repeated canary … Continue reading

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Kate Dons Barbara Casasola Frock For Museum of The Year Award

  July 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge chose a new-to-her designer for her event at the Natural History Museum this evening, donning a cream off-the-shoulder midi-dress by Brazilian designer Barbara Casasola. Paired with blush-coloured strappy heels and a sparkling clutch, the silhouette of the dress was different to Kate’s usual choices. The outfit overall would have benefitted from having her long, curled hair pinned back, to highlight the open neckline. Kate was at the museum … Continue reading

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A Day in Dundee For Queen Elizabeth and Her Duke

  July 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm by

Holyrood Week continued in Dundee today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to the city for a day of engagements. One of the main parts of the day was the official opening of the Slessor Gardens along the Dundee Waterfront, which are named after Mary Slessor, a missionary born in Aberdeen, but raised in Dundee who spent most of her adult life working in Africa. After the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Advises All to ‘Stay Calm’ During Opening of Scottish Parliament

  July 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm by

Speaking at the opening of the Fifth Session of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh today, Queen Elizabeth spoke of the benefits of keeping calm “in an increasingly complex and demanding world”, a statement of particular relevance considering the aftermath of last week’s ‘Brexit’ vote. “Retaining the ability to stay calm and collected can at times be hard. As this Parliament has successfully demonstrated over the years, one hallmark of leadership in such a fast-moving world … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Arrives in Scotland For Holyrood Week

  July 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm by

Holyrood Week has kicked off today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Scotland via train for their annual week of engagements in the country. They travelled directly to the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh for the traditional Ceremony of the Keys, in which the keys to the city are presented to the monarch by the Lord Provost, which are then immediately returned. The Queen wore a … Continue reading

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Windsors Continue Battle of the Somme Centenary Commemorations

  July 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

The Battle of the Somme centenary events continued today, with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joining the younger members of the family in France for official commemorations. French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Sir Timothy Laurence, were also present for the ceremony at the Thiepval Memorial. .@KensingtonRoyal @ClarenceHouse & @David_Cameron pay respects during … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Visits British Troops at Allenbrooke Barracks in Germany

  July 1, 2016 at 11:48 am by

The Countess of Wessex was in Paderborn, Germany today as she paid a visit to the 5th Battalion The Rifles, who are leaving the Allenbrooke Barracks and returning to the UK in September. In a lovely sky blue mid-length dress with a matching hat, Sophie was present for the  Battalion’s official farewell parade, inspecting a guard of honour before spending time with the families of the soldiers. She particularly asked whether … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Gala Diana

  July 1, 2016 at 9:00 am by

This week’s Flashback Friday falls on the birthday of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, so here are a few photographs of the Princess – who would have been 55 had she lived – in gala attire during her time in the royal family. April 11, 1983: Tour of Australia June 18, 1983: Tour of Canada October 31, 1985: Tour of Australia November 2, 1987: Visit to Germany  November 10, … Continue reading

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Battle of the Somme Centenary Marked in France and Britain By The British Royals

  June 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

The largest Western Front battle of World War One, the Battle of the Somme, started tomorrow on the battlefields of France 100 years ago, and members of the British Royal Family  this evening attended vigils to mark the anniversary. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Sir Timothy Laurence represented Queen Elizabeth at the official vigil at the Thiepval Memorial in France, which is the memorial to the over 70,000 … Continue reading

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Oh, Hello! Duchess of Cornwall Joined At Wimbledon By Denmark’s Crown Prince

  June 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm by

Both regular attendees of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark warmly greeted each other as they arrived to the Royal Box on centre court today. Crown Prince Frederik is currently at Wimbledon. pic.twitter.com/K0xqNNMDUB — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) June 30, 2016 They, along with the Duke of Kent (who is President of the All England Club where the Championships take place), watched the … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Enjoy A Day At The Royal Norfolk Show

  June 29, 2016 at 3:24 pm by

It was a day of country fun for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall today as they attended the 154th Royal Norfolk Show. The couple visited several of the ‘villages’ that make up the Show, which is the largest two-day county show in the UK, seeing exhibits and meeting people ranging from schoolchildren, a survival tent, horses, a flower show, the military and a rare  Swiss Valais Blacknose … Continue reading

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Party at the Palace! Prince Harry Hosts Concert for Sentebale

  June 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

Despite the ‘typical British’ weather, over 3,000 people gathered in the Kensington Palace Gardens tonight for the Sentebale Concert hosted by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to benefit the charity they founded in 2006 and help raise awareness for young people living with HIV in the south of Africa. Both Princes took to the stage on several occasions throughout the concert, which included musical performances by Joss Stone, Laura … Continue reading

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Elizabeth and Philip Continue Visit to Northern Ireland

  June 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have continued their visit to Northern Ireland, visiting Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills and Bellarena. They began the day at the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway, in County Antrim. After stopping at the Causeway Visitor Centre to see some exhibits and meet with staff, the Queen and the Duke then headed over to the actual site, which was formed by an ancient volcanic eruption. It … Continue reading

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