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On This Day: Princess of Wales Was Born

  July 1, 2013 at 5:36 am by

Lady Diana Frances Spencer was born July 1, 1961. Diana was born into one of the oldest families in the UK and was the fourth child of five. Princess Diana was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. The couple married on July 29, 1981 and the wedding was watched by over 700 million people worldwide. Princess Diana had two sons with Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry. … Continue reading

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35th Wedding Anniversary of Prince & Princess Michael of Kent

  June 30, 2013 at 11:00 pm by

June 30th, 2013 Prince and Princess Michael of Kent celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on June 30th. Prince Michael of Kent, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, married the Austrian-Hungarian Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz in a civil ceremony in Vienna, Austria. Marie Christine, a Roman Catholic, was previously married but that marriage was formally annulled by the Roman Catholic Church in May 1978. Upon her marriage … Continue reading

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Have You Guessed Yet?

  June 30, 2013 at 3:19 am by

Since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they were expecting a child in July 2013, The Royal Forums has several threads for members to discuss godparents, the gender etc. So have you joined in yet? If not, its not too late to do so. For guessing Potential Names and Godparents see this thread. The Cambridge Baby: Musings and Suggestions thread can be found here. And don’t forget to vote in … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie To Work In New York

  June 24, 2013 at 2:18 am by

Princess Eugenie is heading to New York in October for her new job. Prince Andrew’s younger daughter will work for an auction house Paddle8. The Princess graduated in 2012 from from Newcastle University with a 2:1 in a combined degree of English literature and art history. A friend said “She is determined to be a working woman with a full-time job.” It’s reported that the Princess will return to the … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Gloucester Turns 67

  June 22, 2013 at 7:48 am by

The Duchess of Gloucester turned 67 on June 20th. Though a less well known member of the extended British Royal Family, the Duchess was born Birgitte Eva Henriksen in Odense, Denmark on June 20th, 1946. Later Birgitte moved to the UK and worked in the Danish Embassy in London. On the 8th of July 1972, she married Prince Richard of Gloucester at St Andrew’s Church, Barnwell in Northamptonshire. Following the … Continue reading

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Prince William turns 31

  June 21, 2013 at 11:25 am by

London – June 21st, 2013 Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, turned 31 on June 21st. The future King was born at St Mary’s Hospital, London as the eldest son of the Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales in 1982. He was baptized William Arthur Philip Louis by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, on August 4th, 1982.His godparents included King Constantine II of Greece … Continue reading

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A Royal Win At Royal Ascot

  June 20, 2013 at 8:16 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II could not be any happier today when her horse passed the finish line winning first place at the Royal Ascot race. Estimate, the Queen’s horse, won the prestigious Gold Cup, which made the Queen the first reigning monarch to win the Gold Cup in its 207-year history. The Queen was supposed to hand out the winning trophies for the race but since she won, the Duke of … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Leaves Hospital

  June 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh left the London Clinic on Monday evening, June 17th, after having spent 11 days at the hospital. The 92 year old Greek-born Prince was in good spirits and thanked the staff he left. Over the previous few days, the Prince had received visits from several members of the Royal Family including Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Wales and Princes Edward, William and Harry. It’s expected that Prince … Continue reading

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Mohammed’s Big Win At Royal Ascot Day 1

  June 19, 2013 at 1:56 am by

Dawn Approach, owned by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was named winner of the prestigious St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot day one. Dawn Approach is from the Godolphin’s stables and trained by the stables trainer Jim Bolger. The Duchess of Cornwall presented Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum with the St James Trophy.

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Kate Is Pretty In Pink

  June 17, 2013 at 6:19 am by

It’s said to be the Duchess of Cambridge’s last event before the royal baby is due. The Duchess stepped out with the royal family to attend the yearly event Trooping the Colour ceremony in honour of the Queen’s official birthday. Eight months pregnant, Catherine choose a custom made Alexander McQueen pink coat for the event. The coat has a slightly oversized collar, 3/4 sleeves and completing the coat, the designer … Continue reading

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Trooping the Colour 2013

  June 16, 2013 at 3:09 am by

The British Royal Family were out in full force yesterday to mark the Queen’s official birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by her first cousin, the Duke of Kent, for the journey from Buckingham Palace down The Mall towards Horse Guards Parade to receive the official salute from the Household Cavalry. She was joined by the Duke in place of her husband, the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth visits Prince Philip at London Clinic

  June 11, 2013 at 11:09 am by

London – June 10th, 2013  Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the London Clinic shortly after 7pm on Monday June 10th. The Prince, who has been in hospital since last Thursday, was celebrating his 92nd birthday and had recieved a visit from his youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, earlier that afternoon. Buckingham Palace announced that the Prince was “comfortable and … Continue reading

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Prince Philip “Satisfactory” Following Operation

  June 8, 2013 at 5:32 am by

London – June 7th, 2013 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh underwent “an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations” at a London hospital on Friday June 7th. The 91 year old Prince was admitted to the London Clinic on Thursday evening. A statement was issued from Buckingham Palace shortly after 6pm London time to state “at this early stage the Prince is progressing satisfactorily” and that the “results from the scheduled surgery … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital

  June 7, 2013 at 1:44 am by

London – June 6th, 2013 Shortly after 7.30pm London time last night, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh had been admitted to a hospital in central London that evening. The Prince, who turns 92 on June 10th, was admitted “following abdominal investigations” and could remain there for up to two weeks. He is to undergo an exploratory operation. Earlier this week, the Prince was forced to cancel … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Marks 60th Anniversary of Coronation

  June 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm by

London – June 4th, 2013 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and over 20 members of the British Royal Family, attended a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th Anniversary of her Coronation in 1953 on June 4th. In the glorious June sunshine, the Queen and members of the royal family joined over 2,000 invited guests at the anniversary service at the Abbey. For … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: Gustaf Adolf and Margaret

  June 3, 2013 at 6:00 am by

In preparation for the upcoming marriage of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr Christopher O’Neill this coming Saturday, the TRF Blog will be reviewing Swedish royal weddings of the past – beginning today with the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Scania and Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret of Connaught. The couple met in early 1905, when both were visiting Egypt. Margaret was on a ‘prospecting’ … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Visits Woolwich

  June 1, 2013 at 9:57 am by

London – May 31st, 2013 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Woolwich Barracks in London on Friday May 31st. The 87 year old British monarch was dressed in mint green and was presented with a posy upon her arrival at the barracks. Her Majesty later reviewed a Gun Team display at the riding school within Woolwich Barracks. The Queen also … Continue reading

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Camilla in Paris

  May 29, 2013 at 1:49 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall has spent the past two days in Paris, France, in what was her first official solo overseas visit. Arriving on May 27th on the Eurostar from London, the Duchess undertook the visit as part of her patronage of Emmaus UK, which helps homeless people rebuild their lives. The Duchess, who has been patron of the organisation since 2006, was accompanied by several staff members of Emmaus, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Palace Garden Party

  May 23, 2013 at 11:03 am by

London – May 22nd Queen Elizabeth II hosted a garden party on the grounds of Buckingham Palace yesterday. Also present to lend a hand were the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall brought umbrellas just incase the cloudy London weather changed. The Queen hosts a number of garden parties throughout the summer … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II attends State Opening of Parliament

  May 9, 2013 at 8:41 am by

May 8th, 2013 Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, attended the State Opening of Parliament with much pomp and ceremony on May 8th. Also attending, for the first time since 1996, was The Prince of Wales who was accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, marking her first ever attendance at a State Opening of Parliament. The State Opening of Parliament marks the start of the parliamentary year … Continue reading

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