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William and Kate Join In Farewell to RAF Search and Rescue Division

  February 18, 2016 at 12:08 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to their former home of Anglesey in Wales today, to attend a ceremony marking the end of the RAF Search and Rescue Force operations. They joined former servicemen and women who served in Search and Rescue for a formal disbandment ceremony before heading on to a reception where William – who was a member of the Search and Research Force for three years … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of England’s Mary I in 1516

  February 18, 2016 at 8:18 am by

500 years ago today, the Princess who became England’s first female monarch, Mary I, was born. As the only surviving child of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon, she was cherished by her parents. When Mary was 9, her father gave her a separate court, as well as many powers and privileges, normally only given to Prince of Wales. Her childhood was also marked by matrimonial plans – … Continue reading

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Kate Launches ‘YoungMindsMatter’ During HuffingtonPost Guest Editing Stint

  February 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm by

On February 17, the Duchess of Cambridge guest edited for Huffington Post UK, and wrote an article which addressed children’s mental health issues and mental health care in the United Kingdom. Kate said she has received further understanding of how childhood mental health problems can lead into adulthood through the charities she works with that support adults who are overcoming addiction. Kensington Palace also announced today that Kate has become patron … Continue reading

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Media Links Prince William’s Foreign Office Speech to the Brexit

  February 16, 2016 at 8:08 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has been unwittingly drawn into the ‘Brexit’ debate in the United Kingdom, with the British media linking a speech he gave at a reception at the Foreign Office today as being supportive of the country remaining in the European Union. “For centuries, Britain has been an outward looking nation. Hemmed in by sea, we have always sought to explore what is beyond the horizon…In an increasingly … Continue reading

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Story Time with Camilla – How Wondercrump!

  February 16, 2016 at 1:16 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall delighted youngsters at the Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl exhibition in London today, when she took to the stage to read a chapter of the author’s The BFG to them. Wearing a bright purple skirt suit and a pair of floral brooches, the Duchess animatedly read to the audience, which included Roald Dahl’s widow Felicity and his grandson Luke, who manages the Roald Dahl Literacy Estate. She had earlier … Continue reading

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Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor Show Off New Daughter Isabella in Hello!

  February 16, 2016 at 7:28 am by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor and their new daughter Isabella have been featured in the latest edition of Hello! magazine. Their feature also includes an interview. Baby Isabella was born as Isabella Alexandra May Windsor on January 16 2016 at 11:59pm. She is the second daughter and child of Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife, actress Sophie Winkleman. The couple’s first child, Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina Windsor was born on … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Becomes Patron of the National Gallery

  February 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

The Prince of Wales today visited the National Gallery in London, where he was given a tour of the Gallery’s new exhibition, Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art. Charles was also named the Gallery’s first Royal Patron, after being a trustee between the years of 1986 to 1993. The exhibition is the first in Britain of the works of French artist Eugène Delacroix in over 50 years.

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Peter and Autumn Phillips Attend Valentine’s Gala in Montreal

  February 13, 2016 at 7:59 pm by

Peter and Autumn Phillips last night were among the VIP guests at the 17th annual Valentine’s Day Ball in Montreal, Canada. The couple attended the fundraiser, which raised almost $CAD500,000 for the West Island Palliative Care Residence, held at Chateau Vaudreuil. Autumn – who was raised in Pointe-Claire, a suburb of what is known as West Island in Montreal – held a speech at the event where she praised “the … Continue reading

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A Garden Festival At Highgrove

  February 11, 2016 at 8:42 am by

For the first time, a garden festival lasting one week will be held at Highgrove, the Gloucestershire home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Each year, the beautifully designed gardens at Highgrove are open to the public during the Spring and Summer months, enabling people from all over the world to see the results of Prince Charles’ long held love of organic and sustainable gardening. The festival, … Continue reading

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Duchess of York: Switzerland’s Newest Resident?

  February 11, 2016 at 5:59 am by

In an interview with Swiss publication Le Nouvelliste, Sarah Duchess of York has revealed she is in the process of applying for Swiss residency. “I want to officially become a Valaisian resident. The administrative process is ongoing,” she told the newspaper. The Duchess is the co-owner of a £13million chalet in Verbier with her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, that they purchased last year. Sarah also told the paper that she first visited Verbier … Continue reading

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Fashion Rules Restyled – New Exhibition of Royal Gowns at Kensington Palace

  February 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm by

A new exhibition featuring the clothing of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales opens on February 11 at Kensington Palace. ‘Fashion Rules Restyled’ showcases a number of Princess Diana’s Catherine Walker gowns, including a velvet and tartan evening gown, a one-shouldered beaded floral gown and a halter-neck emerald green velvet gown. From the Queen’s wardrobe comes a Hardy Amies ivory beaded bodice dress, while several Norman … Continue reading

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Master Piper Sophie Shows Off Decorating Skills At Children’s Hospice

  February 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

The Countess of Wessex showed of her cookie and cupcake decorating skills during a visit to Christopher’s Children’s Hospice today, eagerly taking part in the decorating session. Sophie joined children who receive care at the hospice by decorating several cupcakes and a few crown-shaped cookies, colouring in her cookies with expert precision. The purpose of the visit was to mark the 15th anniversary of charity Shooting Star Chase, which runs … Continue reading

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Daffodils for the Duchess: Camilla Visits Wiltshire

  February 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall received a lovely bouquet of daffodils from students at Wiltshire’s Forest and Sandridge Church of England Primary School today, as she held a number of engagements in the city. Camilla spent some time touring the new building of the school, which she officially opened, and observed pupils in their classroom as they drew, built things and baked cookies. She also visited Prospect Hospice and met with people receiving … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia To Attend British-Spanish Society Centenary in London

  February 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain will be in London on April 20 to attend the British-Spanish Society’s 100th anniversary as guest of honour. The celebrations will take place at the Dorchester Hotel, and will also be attended by the Duke of York. Spanish media reports quoted a ‘diplomatic source’ as saying that the Queen’s visit to London creates a “real Spanish presence in London at such an important time after the … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge: Supporting Children’s Mental Health Week

  February 8, 2016 at 7:41 am by

A video message from the Duchess of Cambridge was released last night to mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week. In the video, Kate is seen speaking with four pupils from Salisbury Primary School, Queen’s Park that have benefited from the support of Place2Be, one of the Duchess’s patronages. The group talk about who they share their feelings and problems with, interspersed with clips of Kate speaking directly to the … Continue reading

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Kate Makes Debut As RAF Cadets Honorary Commander

  February 7, 2016 at 2:10 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge made her debut as the Honorary Air Commandant of the Royal Air Force Cadets today, attending a special church service to celebrate the organisation’s 75th anniversary. Kate recycled a blue Alexander McQueen coat for the event, which she paired with navy accessories and the striking Dacre Brooch, which up until 2015 was traditionally given to the top female cadet of the year. She joined a number of … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Brings Some Cheer To Flooded Lancashire

  February 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm by

Prince Harry paid a visit to Lancashire today, one of the areas of England that was ravaged by floods in December. The Prince met with a number of locals in St Michael’s on Wyre, discussing with them how they managed during the flooding and what the recovery had been like, many praising how the community came together to support each other. Unfortunately for Harry, some of the pupils from Weeton Primary School … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to Britain Postponed

  February 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

After speculation last week, it has been confirmed that the upcoming Spanish state visit to the United Kingdom has been postponed. The reason for the postponement is the fact that a new government has yet to be formed in Spain following December’s elections. The process is expected to last several more weeks, and it would be inopportune for King Felipe VI to be out of the country. A spokesperson for … Continue reading

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Prisoner No. HRH: Camilla Pays A Visit to Brixton Prison

  February 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall continued her busy week today by paying a visit to Brixton Prison in south London. The purpose of her visit was to view the prison’s rehabilitation program. She met with prisoners who take part in the Books Unlocked reading group and the Bounce Back workshop. Both groups work to help prisoners improve their reading levels, and improve their construction skills. Camilla – in a simple blue-grey skirt suit … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Welcomes Leaders of Jordan, Kuwait at Clarence House

  February 4, 2016 at 2:53 pm by

The Prince of Wales this morning had brief meetings with the King of Jordan and the Emir of Kuwait at Clarence House. World leaders are in London to attend the Supporting Syria and the Region conference. King Abdullah of Jordan and Prince Charles The Prince of Wales with the Emir of Kuwait

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