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Remembering Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain

  April 19, 2012 at 6:25 am by

On the 15th of April 1969, HM Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain passed away, aged 81 at Lausanne, Switzerland. A granddaughter of Queen Victoria, she was born at Balmoral in October 1887. In May 1906, she became the Queen Consort of Spain following her marriage to King Alfonso XIII. This union was an unhappy one, but the couple did have seven children, six of whom survived infancy. Queen Ena, as … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Royals at Sandhurst Graduation

  April 16, 2012 at 10:31 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force on Friday in Sandhurst, England where they were present at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the passing out ceremony of Prince Wenceslas of Nassau and Archduke Alexander of Austria. The two princes, both grandsons of former Grand Duke Jean, took part in the Sovereign’s Parade to signify the end of the military training at the Academy. Their regiment, among over … Continue reading

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Lady Louise Breaks Arm After Pony Fall

  April 12, 2012 at 6:38 am by

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor was taken to hospital this morning, London time, after falling from her pony while riding in Windsor Great Park. The eight-year-old daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex was later released with a broken left arm. Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, stating, “Lady Louise broke her left arm after falling from her pony while riding at Windsor this morning. She has been treated by doctors and … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Receives Royal Victorian Order

  April 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm by

On her seventh wedding anniversary, the Duchess of Cornwall has been made a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth II. Buckingham Palace announced the appointment a few hours ago, in the morning of April 9th. The Royal Victorian Order is presented for personal services to the Sovereign, and is bestowed at the Queen’s discretion. The Order was founded in 1896 by Queen Victoria. Read the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Granddaughter Beatrice for Maundy Service

  April 6, 2012 at 1:31 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Beatrice of York yesterday for the annual Royal Maundy Service. This year’s service took place at the York Minster, where the Queen was welcomed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and other members of the clergy, while a 2,000 people strong crowd lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the monarch. Prior to the welcome … Continue reading

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Peter & Autumn Phillips Welcome Second Daughter

  March 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm by

Peter and Autumn Phillips, the son and daughter-in-law of The Princess Royal, welcomed their second daughter on Thursday March 29th. The infant was born at the Gloucestershire Royal Infirmary, and has been named Isla Elizabeth. She weighed 3.28kilograms. She joins elder sister Savannah, fifteen months. Isla is the second grandchild of Princess Anne, and the second great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Final Day in Scandinavia for Charles and Camilla

  March 28, 2012 at 2:28 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have spent their last day in Scandinavia, and have returned to England. Prince Charles was accompanied in the morning by Crown Prince Frederik and the Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, as he visited Gyldenrisparke in Amager. Hundreds of locals turned out to see the royals during their walking tour of the area, Prince Charles joking with some, “Is this the queue for … Continue reading

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Official Visit to Denmark from the UK, Day Three

  March 27, 2012 at 1:26 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently in Denmark, the last stop on their Scandinavian Diamond Jubilee tour. Yesterday, March 26th, began with a visit to Kastellet Citadel in Copenhagen, where the Prince of Wales and Crown Prince Frederik laid wreaths at the national memorial, which is located at the military base. Joined by the Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Princess Mary, they then viewed the … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm by

The Gatcombe Horse Trials took place over the weekend in Gloucestershire, and as per usual, the Phillipses were out in force to cheer on daughter/sister/aunt Zara. The Princess Royal, Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips were all present, with the show-stealer being Peter and Autumn’s 15-month-old daughter, Savannah, whose collection of sunhats was the subject of several news reports. Giggling away, Savannah was the centre of everyone’s attention – even … Continue reading

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Charles & Camilla in Sweden, Denmark

  March 26, 2012 at 9:04 am by

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall continued their Jubilee tour of Scandinavia in Sweden last week, following their three-day visit to Norway. Upon arrival at Arlanda Airport, the royals were greeted by Prince Carl Philip, who then accompanied Prince Charles and his wife to view some fighter jets located in one of the airport’s hangers. Prince Charles had the chance to sit in the cockpit of one of … Continue reading

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Official Visit from the UK to Norway, Day 2 and 3

  March 22, 2012 at 6:42 pm by

On the second day of their official visit, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Bergen together with King Harald and Queen Sonja. While King Harald and Prince Charles began their programme with a visit to the research vessel M/V Brennholm, Queen Sonja and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Granebo Outdoor Nursery School located at the top of Fløyen mountain. Afterwards all four of them attended … Continue reading

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Official Visit from the UK to Norway, Day 1

  March 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall started their eight-day tour of Scandinavia as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a visit to Norway from March 20th to March 22nd, 2012. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit welcomed the British Royals at Gardermoen Airport in Oslo. At Akershus Fortress, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met King Harald and Queen Sonja. After … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Gives First Public Speech

  March 20, 2012 at 8:06 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge gave her first public speech as a member of the British Royal Family yesterday, during a visit to the Treehouse, a new facility of the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Upon arrival, the Duchess was greeted by children who receive care from the hospice, located in Ipswich, before heading inside where she delivered her speech and then spent over an hour with the children. Stepping up … Continue reading

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British Royal Family at Commonwealth Day Service

  March 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm by

The British Royal Family today marked Commonwealth Day, which is held each year on the second Monday of March to celebrate the British Commonwealth. Queen Elizabeth II led the celebration at the multi-faith service held at Westminster Abbey. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Gloucester. The royal family all appeared to be … Continue reading

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Queen & Prince Philip Begin Jubilee Tours in Leicester

  March 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh kicked off their Diamond Jubilee tours of the country today in Leicester. They were joined by the Duchess of Cambridge. The trio departed from London’s St Pancras station this morning, arriving in Leicester just over an hour later. They were greeted by Leicester’s station manager, Mr David Oldershaw. The first stop on the royal timetable was a cultural dance in the De … Continue reading

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The Travelling Windsors

  March 6, 2012 at 12:38 am by

As was announced earlier, the British Royal Family will be undertaking a series of official visits this year to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. Currently, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince Harry are in the Caribbean, visiting various Commonwealth countries in the region. The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s trip began on February 21st, in St Lucia. The couple spent two days on the small island, visiting … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla to Visit Scandinavia

  February 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be paying official visits to the three Scandinavian countries at the end of March. Visits to Norway, Sweden and Denmark have been schedueled as a lead-in to the British Royal Family’s tours of the Commonwealth to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The respective Royal Courts also stated that the “historical and diplomatic ties” between Britain and Scandinavia is part … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary of Princess Margaret’s Death

  February 9, 2012 at 6:00 am by

February 9th, 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was the younger daughter of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. Princess Margaret passed away in 2002, after suffering the last of her several strokes. She has been unwell for almost two decades, having had an operation in 1985 in which part of … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Visits National Portrait Gallery

  February 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm by

In her first official solo outing, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Portrait Gallery in London this evening. The Duchess toured the Lucian Freud exhibition which opens to the public tomorrow, February 9th. Upon arrival to the Gallery, Catherine was greeted by Gallery directors and the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. During her tour of the exhibition – which features 130 of Freud artworks, many of them nudes – the … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Portrait

  February 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm by

The British Royal Court has published two new portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Queen’s accession, which occurs tomorrow, February 6th. The portraits were taken in December by Mr John Swannell, who has photographed members of the Royal Family on multiple occassions, including the Golden Jubilee portrait in 2002. One portrait shows the Queen alone, and then with her … Continue reading

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