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Musicians for the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

  March 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm by

The British Royal Court has confirmed the musicians for the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton. The wedding is to take place on April 29, 2011. From the official statement released by the British Royal Court: “Two choirs, one orchestra and two fanfare teams will perform the music at the Wedding Service of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29th. These … Continue reading

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William and Catherine Visit Belfast

  March 9, 2011 at 4:34 am by

A super-secret visit to Northern Ireland yesterday, March 8th, by Prince William and his fiancĂ©, Catherine Middleton, was kept so hush-hush that organisers only confirmed the visit after the couple had arrived in Belfast. The couple were greeted by Belfast’s Lord Mayor, Pat Convery, and the Lord Lieutenant, Dame Mary Peters, as they disembarked their plane at an airport east of Belfast. Prince William and Miss Middleton’s first stop was … Continue reading

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Royal Biopic Wins Film’s Highest Honour

  March 1, 2011 at 2:48 am by

A film about the stutter of Britain’s King George VI has taken out Hollywood’s most coveted award – the Best Picture Academy Award. The King’s Speech, directed by Brit Tom Hooper, was the odds-on favourite to take home the award, and left the Kodak Theatre the major winner of the night; also winning Best Director for Tom Hooper, Best Actor for Colin Firth (in his role as King George VI) … Continue reading

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Catherine’s Official Royal Engagement Debut

  February 28, 2011 at 8:59 am by

Ms Catherine Middleton has undertaken her first official royal engagement, during a visit to Wales with fiancĂ©, Prince William; followed by a visit to Scotland. The first engagement took place on Thursday February 24th, when the duo were in Anglesey, Wales for the dedication of the Welsh Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station’s newest lifeboat, the ‘Hereford Endeavour’. Around 2,000 locals turned up in the town which Prince William and Ms Middleton … Continue reading

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Queen ‘Utterly Shocked’ by New Zealand Earthquake

  February 23, 2011 at 6:42 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II has released a statement in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake which shook Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday, February 22nd. “I have been utterly shocked by the news of another earthquake in Christchurch. Please convey my deep sympathy to the families and friends of those who have been killed; my thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this dreadful event. My thoughts are also … Continue reading

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Lady Ella Starts Studies at Oxford

  February 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm by

Lady Gabriella, who will turn 30 this April, graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in May 2004 with a BA degree in Comporative Literature. Since then, Ella Windsor, as she is professionally known, had worked as a journalist (she has written for Hola!, The Spectator, The Mail on Sunday and other publications). “She graduated six years ago, so it is quite a thing to go back”, The Telegraph quotes … Continue reading

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Invitations to William and Catherine’s Wedding Have Been Sent

  February 20, 2011 at 6:39 am by

The invitations to the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, in the Westminster Abbey, have been sent. They were sent last Wednesday and Thursday, February 16 and 16, 2011. The press release read as follows: Wedding invitations – The wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton 19th February 2011 Invitations to the wedding of Prince William and Miss … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of Helena, Duchess of Albany’s Birth

  February 17, 2011 at 12:00 am by

February 17th marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversay of Helena, Duchess of Albany’s birth. Born Helena Frederica Augusta in 1861 in the capital of Waldeck, Arolsen; Princess Helena was the fifth child and daughter of the reigning Prince of Waldeck-Pyrmont, George Victor, and his wife, Princess Helena (nee, Princess of Nassau). The Princess had seven siblings, six from her parents’ marriage and one from her father’s second marriage to … Continue reading

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British Royal January and February Events

  February 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm by

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Current Events; January 9th; The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene church on the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. January 16th; Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended a church service at Hillington Parish Church, Norfolk, Britain. January 20th; Queen Elizabeth has made her annual visit to The Sandringham Women’s Institute, at West Newton … Continue reading

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Clarence House Releases Names of Royal Bridal Party

  February 14, 2011 at 8:59 am by

Clarence House has issued a press release, announcing the names of the bridal party which will accompany Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton at their upcoming wedding. The bride and groom have chosen their respective younger siblings to be their main supporters – Prince William asked his brother, Prince Harry, to be his best man; while Miss Middleton asked her sister, Philippa, to be her maid of honour. There will … Continue reading

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Queen and Prince Charles Contribute to Flood Relief Appeal

  January 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm by

Buckingham Palace and Clarence House have both confirmed that HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Prince of Wales have both contributed to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal, whose funds will go towards helping rebuild the Australian state of Queensland following disaster flooding which began in December 2010. A statement from Buckingham Palace said the Queen had made a private donation to the Appeal, while Clarence House’s Twitter stated that … Continue reading

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Princess Michael: New Book in the Works

  January 14, 2011 at 7:34 am by

According to her own website, Princess Michael of Kent is currently working on a new book – a historical novel called “Knights of Betrayal”. Quote: “Set in the first half of 15th century France, it is both a love story and a murder mystery. The setting is the civil war in France which enables the charismatic young King Henry V of England to invade and conquer the French at Agincourt … Continue reading

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More Information Concerning the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton Released

  January 6, 2011 at 8:17 am by

HRH Prince William of Wales will marry Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, in the Westminster Abbey. This was all the information given before yesterday. New information has been released. Miss Middleton will travel to the wedding service at Westminster Abbey by car along a route that will include The Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and Parliament Square. The wedding service will begin at 11am. The Dean of Westminster will … Continue reading

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And her name is… Savannah

  January 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm by

The name of the daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips is Savannah. Among others, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, great-grandparents of Savannah, the Princess Royal, grandmother of little Savannah, and Timothy Laurence, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, were present at the Sandringham church service in which Savannah’s name was first used in public. Savannah is the first child of Peter and Autumn, the first grandchild of … Continue reading

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Peter and Autumn Phillips Welcome Daughter

  December 30, 2010 at 11:04 am by

The British Royal Court has announced that Autumn Phillips, wife of Peter Phillips and daughter-in-law of the Princess Royal, gave birth to a healthy baby girl on December 29. The little girl is, in addition to being the first child of Autumn and Peter, also the first grandchild of the Princess Royal and the first great-grandchild of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. The official announcement that was released … Continue reading

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Furry Hats at Sandringham

  December 27, 2010 at 6:16 pm by

On December 25, Britain’s royal family, like every year, attended the traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the royal estate in Norfolk. The Queen appeared in light beige colors, wearing a chequered coat to which she added a warm scarf, pinned with one of her delicate brooches and a blonde fur hat. The Duchess of Cornwall greeted the people in a lovely off-white coat with … Continue reading

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Engagement of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall Announced

  December 21, 2010 at 8:28 am by

Around one hour ago, on December 21st, the British Royal Court announced the engagement of Miss Zara Phillips, the daughter of HRH the Princess Royal, to Mr Mike Tindall. The announcement, posted on the British Monarchy’s Facebook page and their official website, read: “Announcement of the engagement of Zara Phillips to Mr Mike Tindall, 21 December 2010 The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips are pleased to announce the engagement … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Pre-Christmas Lunch for Family

  December 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm by

The annual Christmas lunch hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for the extended family has taken place. The lunch was a private family affair, but photographers managed to be in the right place at the right to time to snap photos. Gatherings of the whole royal family don’t happen that often and, when they do, it’s usually for some grand occasion like a marriage or major holiday. More than … Continue reading

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Kate Middleton – A High Street Princess

  December 19, 2010 at 8:05 am by

Kate Middleton has faced intense scrutiny in her fashion choices since the announcement of her engagement last month to Prince William. She has become a fashion darling in the nation’s press with her own care-free and easy style. Kate’s love of high street fashion is setting her apart from many others in the limelight and making her an instant hit amongst the British people, especially at this difficult economic time. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Honours Brave British Soldiers

  December 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm by

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth takes part in many investitures every year, but this one was extra special. Corporal Ricky Furgusson was honoured with the Military Cross, for showing extreme bravery after he went to the aid of wounded comrades four times. Corporal Furgusson, 25, lost both legs, an eye, and fingers on both hands in a blast in Afghanistan in January. The soldier, from Telford, Shropshire, spent five weeks in … Continue reading

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