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As The Obamas Visit England, Pyjama-Clad Prince George Steals The Show

  April 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm by

This evening during a meeting before an informal dinner with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, US President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama got the chance to meet the Duke and Duchess’s little son, Prince George, who appeared ready for bed in his dressing gown, pyjamas and slippers. Whilst meeting the Obamas, Prince George played on the rocking horse they had given him as a gift. The President and First … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Kings of Spain Begin State Visit to the UK

  April 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On April 22, 1986 King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain arrived in London to begin their state visit to the United Kingdom, the first by a Spanish head of state in over 80 years. They were greeted at Heathrow Airport by the Prince and Princess of Wales, before travelling to Windsor Castle for the official welcoming ceremony presided over by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of … Continue reading

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Birthday Girl Queen Elizabeth Lights Birthday Beacon

  April 21, 2016 at 7:12 pm by

Watched on by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth this afternoon lit the first of over 900 beacons as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. The beacons were lit around the country and the Commonwealth afterwards, with a beacon on each of the highest points in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Prince of Wales, who will be hosting a private dinner … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth Celebrates in Windsor

  April 21, 2016 at 9:26 am by

Huge crowds have gathered outside Windsor to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday this morning, as she undertook a walkabout through Windsor with the Duke of Edinburgh. A rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ was performed by the Band of the Coldstream Guards as the Queen exited the Henry VIII Gate to greet the crowds and accept flowers and well wishes. After walking through the crowd, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke alighted the ‘Queenmobile’, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Turns 90: Noteworthy Moments Since 1926

  April 21, 2016 at 8:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth II today marks yet another milestone in her life, her ninetieth birthday. Celebrations will be somewhat low-key in Windsor today, with the main events taking place over the next two months. But for today, let’s have a look back at moments which have been some of the most noteworthy in her nine decades. 1936 – The Abdication: In December 1936, when the Queen was ten years old, her uncle … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Her Youngest Descendants, A New Portrait of Elizabeth II

  April 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

In a lovely new photograph released to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday tomorrow, the monarch is seen surrounded by the next generation: her two youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Taken by Annie Leibovitz over Easter last month at Windsor Castle, the photograph shows the Queen sitting with 11-month-old Princess Charlotte in her lap surrounded by Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, Prince George, Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall (who is … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Kicks Off 90th Birthday Celebrations in Windsor

  April 20, 2016 at 9:35 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun the monarch’s birthday celebrations a day early as they paid visits around Windsor. They first stopped at the Royal Mail’s Windsor Delivery Office to mark the postal service’s 500th anniversary this year. The couple were able to meet with some of the postmen and women, as well as the post sorters during their visit. When told of how many pieces of mail … Continue reading

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Lightsabers Up – William and Harry Visit ‘Stars Wars’ Set

  April 19, 2016 at 10:52 pm by

Princes William and Harry were just like any other mega-fans as they visited the set of the upcoming Star Wars film at Pinewood Studios outside of London. The brothers were given a tour of the Creature Effects room by one of the film series’ newest stars, Daisy Ridley, where they saw staff working on the costumes and moulds of creature characters. “It’s just amazing the detail in it, it really is,” William said … Continue reading

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Four Generations: A New Photo to Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  April 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm by

A new photograph of showing four generations of the Windsor line has been released by Buckingham Palace, ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on Thursday. Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George (who is standing on a set of blocks to make him around the same height as his seated relatives) flank the Queen as her three direct heirs, all four wearing shades of blue and white. The photo, … Continue reading

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William, Catherine and Harry Hosting A Dinner For The Obamas

  April 19, 2016 at 3:30 am by

It’s been announced that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are hosting a private dinner for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday April 22. The dinner will take place at Kensington Palace. A White House spokesman said: “The visit will allow the president to offer his gratitude to the British government and people for their stalwart partnership with his administration and the American … Continue reading

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Iconic Photo Replay? William and Kate Visit The Taj Mahal

  April 16, 2016 at 8:01 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited India’s most well-known monuments, the Taj Mahal, today and recreated the iconic photograph of the Duke’s mother, Diana Princess of Wales, sitting in front of the monument – though this time, the royal visitors had happy smiles on their faces. William and Kate posed for the press on the same marble bench the late Princess sat in back in 1992, with the magnificent … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Jaunty Chapeau for Anne

  April 15, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Rocking a black fedora and a lilac military-style coat, Princess Anne attended the parade of the Royal Armoured Corps at Bovington Camp in Dorset on April 15, 1971.

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A Six-Hour Hike? Not a Royal Problem for William and Kate While in Bhutan

  April 15, 2016 at 8:37 am by

Completing a six-hour, five-mile long hike up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery in Bhutan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were both awed by the natural beauty of the region. “I feel very lucky and fortunate to see such beautiful scenery,” Kate said during a brief press meeting at the conclusion the hike, while William agreed, saying that while “it was quite tough on the way up…this is absolutely stunning.” … Continue reading

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Prince Edward And His Family Enjoy A Day At The Zoo

  April 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm by

Prince Edward and his wife the Countess of Wessex turned an official visit into a family event. Prince Edward who is patron of the Bristol Zoological Society was attending an event at the Bristol Zoo to open the new Mahali Pori exhibit. The couple were joined by their two children, Lady Louise, 12 and James Viscount Severn, 8. Pictures show the family enjoying feeding some hungry lemurs and meerkats. The … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Meet the King and Queen of Bhutan

  April 14, 2016 at 8:51 am by

Leaving India this morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met with the King and Queen of Bhutan as they arrived in the tiny mountain nation on a two-day visit. At the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu, William and Kate took part in a chipdrel with King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema – both wearing traditional Bhutanese dress. A chipdrel is the country’s traditional welcoming procession. The two couples had a brief … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Have a Day Full of Nature and Animals in India

  April 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm by

It was a day full of nature and conservation for the Cambridges as they embarked on day four of their tour of India. The couple first went on a drive through the Kaziranga National Park, where they stayed the night, seeing a number of different animal and bird species. Kate had her own camera with her in the SUV and was seen taking shots on a number of occasions through … Continue reading

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Green Lace and Red Patterns for Kate on Third Day in India

  April 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge had three outfit changes on her third day in India, as she and her husband William spent the day in New Delhi and Kaziranga. First up was a red printed floor-length dress trimmed with navy from Glamorous, worn as the couple visited one of the centres of the Salaam Baalak Trust, which aids street children that no longer have a home. William and Kate spoke with some … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Attends Tunisian Terror Attack Anniversary Memorial

  April 12, 2016 at 1:05 pm by

Prince Harry joined survivors and family members of last year’s two terrorist attacks in Tunisia today for a commemorative service at Westminster Abbey for the 31 Britons that were killed in March and June. The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, and Prince Harry gave a ready from Revelation. Prime Minister David Cameron was also present. Harry also laid a wreath at the Innocent Victims Memorial outside the Abbey … Continue reading

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William and Kate’s Second Day in India

  April 11, 2016 at 5:05 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the second day of their Indian tour in Mumbai and New Delhi. First the couple attended a ‘Great for Collaboration’ exhibition showcasing young entrepreneurs in the country, where they were shown a number of different technological developments. Both William and Kate took a turn at typing out ‘George’ on a braille machine, before the Duke launched the Tech Rocketship Awards for 2016-2017. … Continue reading

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Kate Dazzles in Beaded Blue Gown at Bollywood Gala

  April 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm by

Finishing their first day in Mumbai, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening attended a gala dinner hosted by the British High Commissioner to India and the British Asian Trust at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel that was attended by Bollywood actors, business and charity people. Kate looked wonderful in a bespoke sapphire blue Jenny Packham evening gown, that had beading on the bodice and sleeves which was sewn in … Continue reading

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