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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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Prince Harry’s First Royal Variety Performance

  November 14, 2015 at 5:49 pm by

On November 13, Prince Harry attended his first ever Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall. Last year his brother Prince William was in attendance. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Harry met Sir Elton John, Little Mix, One Direction, Kylie Minogue, the cast of the musical adaption of Mary Poppins, Ricky Martin, Alesha Dixon, Jules O’Dwyer and her dog Matisse (the winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent), Jack Whitehall, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to Australia, Days Two and Three

  November 12, 2015 at 7:17 am by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall spent the second day of their visit to Australia in Canberra, the country’s capital, yesterday where they marked Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial. The couple did not let the rain bother them as they attended the official remembrance service, laid a wreath on the Stone of Remembrance and placed poppies in the Wall of Remembrance. View image | gettyimages.com Afterwards, Prince … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex in New York City

  November 11, 2015 at 8:07 pm by

The Countess of Wessex is currently on a visit to North America, where she stopped in New York City today before she heads on to Canada. Her first visit was to the Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden in Hanover Square, where she laid a wreath during a service to mark Armistice Day. She then moved on to the 9/11 Memorial – Sophie paid her respects to the 3,000 people who … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to Australia, Day One

  November 10, 2015 at 8:58 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have departed New Zealand and landed in Australia today for the second leg of their royal tour. They were welcomed at RAAF Base Edinburgh just north of Adelaide in the early afternoon by an official party headed by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, before heading up to the Barossa Valley. View image | gettyimages.com In Tanunda, thousands lined the main street to catch … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday Marked in Britain with Dutch Attendance

  November 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm by

Britain has honoured it’s war dead during a service at the Cenotaph in London, with Queen Elizabeth II leading the tributes. This year’s service was also attended by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. View image | gettyimages.com Two-minutes silence was heard across the country at 11am, before the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Dutch King, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined By Family At The Festival of Remembrance

  November 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family tonight attended the Festival of Remembrance hosted by the British Royal Legion at Royal Albert Hall, ahead of tomorrow’s Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Days Three and Four

  November 7, 2015 at 7:03 am by

On their third day in New Zealand, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were originally scheduled to have a private day, but ended up attending the parade held in Wellington in honour of the victorious All Blacks. Charles and Camilla meet with the World Cup winning rugby team before they departed the Parliament building in New Zealand’s capital for the parade, and the Prince received rapturous cheers and laughter when he addressed the … Continue reading

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Military Men Philip and Harry Visit Field of Remembrance

  November 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh and his grandson Prince Harry have paid a joint visit to the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, placing poppy crosses amongst the field during its official opening. View image | gettyimages.com The two royal men placed their crosses in front of the Graves of the Unknown British Soldiers before saluting, while the Dean of Westminster offered a prayer for the memories of the fallen: “For the … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Day Two

  November 5, 2015 at 8:58 am by

Day two of their tour of New Zealand began with separate events in Wellington for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Charles paid a visit to Tawa College, where he was welcomed by students performing the haka, the traditional Māori war dance. He spent time speaking with several students about sports, their music lessons, and also the sustainability of wool to younger students who have studied the product (Charles himself … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Tours Underground Railway Construction Site

  November 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh engaged one of his passions during a tour of the underground railway site being constructed underneath Farrington today. Donning a fluro orange safety vest and a white hard hat, Prince Philip was shown the tunnels being waterproofed, walked the new platforms and spoke with the engineers and workers who are completing the Crossrail project. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke has a long-standing interest in engineering, … Continue reading

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British Royals Welcome President of Kazakhstan

  November 4, 2015 at 12:06 pm by

Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Andrew, Duke of York welcomed Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the First lady in Buckingham Palace today. The President of Kazakhstan is on an official visit to the UK. During the visit, President Nursultan Nazarbayev briefed the Queen on his visit and the agreements signed. View image | gettyimages.com

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Marie of Romania’s Heart Returned to Pelişor Castle

  November 4, 2015 at 10:49 am by

The late Queen Marie of Romania’s heart was returned to her place of death yesterday, in a ceremony attended by her great-granddaughter Crown Princess Margarita, as well as her descendants in the Austria-Tuscany line. Beginning at the National Museum of Romanian History, the silver casket containing the British-born Queen’s heart was given a military farewell in front of a crowded street before it was placed into a car and driven to … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Day One

  November 4, 2015 at 8:19 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall touched down in New Zealand today, beginning their twelve-day tour of the country and it’s neighbour, Australia. Weather typical of New Zealand – wind – greeted the couple upon their early afternoon arrival at Wellington International Airport, playing havoc with Camilla’s skirt and umbrella. Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh were inside the military terminal to welcome the couple, … Continue reading

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Well Done Team! Harry Greets Walking With The Wounded Trekkers

  November 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

After presenting the Rugby World Cup trophy on Saturday night at Twickenham Stadium, it was then to Buckingham Palace on Sunday for Prince Harry, as he welcomed the six ex-servicemen and women who participated in the Walk of Britain. Andrew Bement, Matt Fisher, Stewart Hill, Matt Fisher, Scott Ransley, Alec Robotham, Scott Ransley and Kirstie Ennis were greeted by the Prince in the forecourt of the Palace, marking the conclusion … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Presents Rugby World Cup Trophy To New Zealand’s All Blacks

  October 31, 2015 at 8:27 pm by

Prince Harry was joined by his grandfather, Prince Philip, and his brother, Prince William, at the Rugby World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand tonight at Twickenham Stadium. View image | gettyimages.com The three Princes watched on as the All Blacks defeated the Wallabies 34-17 to take out back-to-back Webb Ellis trophies. Prince Albert II of Monaco was also present for the match. View image | gettyimages.com Once the game … Continue reading

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