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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace

  December 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm by

Another of Europe’s royal houses has marked the Christmas holidays, with Queen Elizabeth II hosting her annual Windsor family Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. Like they do every year, members of the extended Windsor clan were photographed as they drove – or walked, in the case of Sir Timothy Laurence and Lord Freddie Windsor – through the gates of the Palace upon their arrival for the event. Embed from Getty … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Passes Air Cadets Role To Duchess of Cambridge

  December 16, 2015 at 5:51 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh today handed over one of his longest-held roles, that of Air Commodore-in-Chief of the RAF Air Training Cadets, to the Duchess of Cambridge. During an audience at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess accepted her first military-linked role, which according to Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty will allow her to see the “amazing work” performed by volunteers in delivering “a truly world-class cadet experience to many thousands of young … Continue reading

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Barbados Proposes Removal of Queen Elizabeth as Head of State

  December 15, 2015 at 8:43 am by

Politicians on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean have announced they are planning to have Queen Elizabeth II removed as the country’s head of state, a move they hope will take place on November 30 next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of their independence. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is behind the push, having recently stated that it was “a little awkward” in 2015 for the country’s citizens to … Continue reading

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Catherine, The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits An Addiction Centre

  December 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies in Warminster. Catherine’s visit today comes as her role as patron of the charity Action on Addiction. View image | gettyimages.com During the visit, she was briefed on what the centre does and it’s training courses. She also met with course tutors and examiner, joined a tutorial on discussing training. The Duchess also attended the graduation of students from … Continue reading

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William and Kate Hit the Phones at ICAP Charity Day

  December 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today hit the phones during ICAP’s 23rd annual Charity Day at their headquarters in London. William and Kate joined brokers – a number of whom were dressed in costumes – in making deals, some worth substantial amounts of money, with all the firm’s profits for the day donated to charity. This year’s charities include three of the couple’s patronages: SkillForce, SportsAid and Place2Be. View … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Dons Lover’s Knot Tiara For Diplomatic Reception

  December 8, 2015 at 8:04 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge has worn Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara for the first time tonight, while attending the annual diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace. As usual with this event, photographers were only able to catch a brief glimpse of the royals as they arrived to the Palace, but that was enough to quickly determine the Duchess was wearing one of the two tiaras most associated with the late Diana, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Final Day in South Africa

  December 3, 2015 at 6:42 pm by

On his final day in South Africa, Prince Harry has had an audience with the country’s President, Jacob Zuma. The duo met at the President’s residence, Mahlamba Ndlopfu, in Pretoria where during their hour-long meeting they spoke about efforts to help vulnerable children, a topic which has been one of the theme’s of the Prince’s visit. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Harry then moved on to the Siyabonga School in Soweto … Continue reading

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Prince Harry in South Africa

  December 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm by

Prince Harry has been in South Africa over the past few days, after focusing on his charity Sentebale in Lesotho. Today Harry visited the South Africa Wildlife College, near Kruger National Park where he spent time working with conservationists during the summer, to meet with ranger graduates and see the work they have done. During his visit he also delivered a speech in which he praised the work of rangers, calling … Continue reading

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Mathilde and Birgitte Watch Davis Cup Final

  November 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians and the Duchess of Gloucester today attended what became the final match of the Davis Cup tennis competition in Ghent. This year’s Cup came down to Belgium and the United Kingdom, and Scotsman Andy Murray defeated Belgium’s David Goffin in straight sets to clinch the Cup for Britain, after his win gave the country a 3-1 lead. View image | gettyimages.com The two royals sat … Continue reading

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New Photos Released of Princess Charlotte

  November 29, 2015 at 7:31 am by

Kensington Palace has released two new photographs of baby Princess Charlotte, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Taken earlier this month by the Duchess at the family’s home Anmer Hall in Norfolk, little Charlotte – who turns seven months old later this week – is seen sitting on a armchair playing with a stuffed puppy dog in one of the photos. View image | gettyimages.com Princess Charlotte, … Continue reading

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The British Royals’ First Day in Malta

  November 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun their visit to Malta for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, joined by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. An official welcoming ceremony took place outside the San Anton Palace for the Queen and Prince Philip, presided over by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Over 100 well-wishers gathered outside to see the couple, who lived in Malta in the early years … Continue reading

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Princes Harry and Seeiso Open New Sentebale Children’s Centre

  November 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm by

As co-founders of their children’s charity Sentebale, Britain’s Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso today officially opened the new ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre in the southern African nation. Named after Queen ‘Mamohato, the late mother of Prince Seeiso and King Letsie III, the £2million centre will be used to provide support to the most disadvantaged children of Lesotho. A dining hall is named in honour of Prince Harry’s late mother Diana, … Continue reading

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New Canadian PM Received by the Queen at Buckingham Palace

  November 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm by

Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has been received by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace today, over three decades since he first met the Queen during his father’s time as Prime Minister. “Nice to see you again … but under different circumstances,” the monarch said to her 12th Canadian Prime Minister, who laughingly responded “You were much taller than me the last time we met.” View image | gettyimages.com The … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth At Church of England Tenth General Synod Service

  November 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today attended a service at Westminster Abbey marking the inauguration of the Church of England’s Tenth General Synod. The service was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury before the official party went to Church House, the official headquarters of the Church of England, for the inauguration ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com The General Synod, which is the national assembly of the Church, occurs every … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Spend Day in North Wales

  November 20, 2015 at 4:01 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the day in North Wales today attending a number of engagements related to the mental health of young people in the area. They first stopped in Caernarfon where a brief walkabout in the city’s Castle Square delighted the scores of flag-waving locals, before William and Catherine headed inside the Gisda centre to speak with people who have benefitted from the support provided by the charity, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of “Motherdear”, Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom

  November 20, 2015 at 8:00 am by

Today marks the ninetieth anniversary of the death of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom, born a Princess of Denmark. Less than two weeks before her 81st birthday, the-then Queen Mother suffered a heart attack on November 19 at her home, Sandringham House. Her family was summoned to her bedside, as the news made it to London that she was in a critical condition. She died at 5:25pm on Friday … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Day in Birmingham

  November 19, 2015 at 5:22 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have spent the day in Birmingham, undertaking several engagements across the city, and the rain didn’t stop the locals from coming out to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. The couple arrived via the royal train at Birmingham NewStreet station, where they were shown around the new complex after it’s official re-opening. They met with construction workers and apprentices who took part … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Speech At School Conference

  November 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Head Teacher School Conference run by Place2Be. The conference, which was titled “My Head Is Too Full”, was attended by headteachers and teachers and the aim of the conference is to discuss what schools can do to help children with mental health. Catherine gave a three-minute speech where she said “I often get asked why I decided to spend time highlighting the mental health … Continue reading

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William and Catherine Sign Book of Condolence For Paris Attacks

  November 17, 2015 at 12:45 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge signed a book of condolence at the French Embassy in London. The couple expressed their sympathies for the victims of the attacks in Paris which took place on November 13. They signed the book of condolence in the presence of the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom who also greeted them at their arrival. The Duke of Cambridge wrote, “To all those who have … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to Australia, Day Six

  November 15, 2015 at 6:45 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have spent their final day in Australia, getting roasted by the blistering Perth sun. The couple first attended the Sunday morning service at St George’s Cathedral, and Prince Charles chatted with the crowd that had gathered outside once the service concluded. He spoke with a group of veterans from a South African parachute regiment, one of whom later told the media … Continue reading

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