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The Queen Unveils A Sculpture Of Herself With A Mare And A Foal

  November 3, 2016 at 10:50 am by

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth unveiled today in Newmarket a bronze statue of a herself, a horse and foal. Dressed in a pink coat outfit, the 90 year old Queen unveiled the statue which was a gift from the Suffolk town in connection with her 90th birthday. The bronze statute was funded by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. Embed from Getty Images After the statue unveiling, Her Majesty … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joins Prince Andrew For His Pitch@Palace Launch

  November 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm by

The Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace technology initiative held its sixth session this evening at St James’s Palace, and Queen Elizabeth joined the large group of entrepreneurs for the launch. The Queen sat and listened to a pitch by Drenched Ltd, who won the session’s prize for their product pitch, a device to help reduce water usage in taps. She was also introduced to several Pitch@Palace alumni and current hopefuls. Pitch@Palace … Continue reading

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Colombian President Welcomed To The UK With Traditional Pomp and Circumstance

  November 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

In a ceremony full of the pageantry that Britain is renowned for, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia was officially welcomed to the country for the first state visit of a Colombian head of state to the UK. He is being accompanied by his wife, María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos. Queen Elizabeth II, in a lovely pale green dress and overcoat, and the Duke of Edinburgh headed up the ceremony, where the Duke … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Officially Opens BA i360 in Brighton

  October 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh was in Brighton today to officially open the British Airways i360 vertical cable car, the first in the world. Sitting adjacent to the remains of West Pier, the BA i360 offers 360-degree views of the seafront from its peak height of 162 metres. It has been designed by the architectural firm who designed the London Eye, Marks Barfield. Prince Philip was given a trip on the i360, heading … Continue reading

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Photos Released of Harry’s Summer in Africa Working With Elephants

  October 28, 2016 at 7:39 am by

Kensington Palace has released several photographs and a video of Prince Harry’s time in Africa over the northern summer, highlighting his work with the elephant conservation groups. The photos show the Prince working with African Parks to relocate 500 elephants to the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi, where numbers of elephant herds are low – the reserve however is a safe area for the elephants to live as it is controlled … Continue reading

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A Family Day Out As Prince Charles Shows Off The Poundbury Development

  October 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm by

Poundbury, the urban experimental town established in Dorset by the Duchy of Cornwall, received a royal visit for the opening of the Queen Mother Square as the Prince of Wales gave Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall a tour. The royals met the architects and builders involved in the development of Poundbury, as well as some of the 180 local business owners who have moved into … Continue reading

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A Day In Nottingham Puts A Smile On Harry’s Face (But Not Some Ice Skates On His Feet)

  October 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm by

Prince Harry has had what the British royals term an ‘away day’ today, visiting the city of Nottingham in central England. His first engagement of the day was at the new Nottingham Central Police Station that is the home office of both the police force and local council workers that have teamed up to help prevent various crimes. Harry was given a tour of the new facility, meeting the teams … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Hosts Nursing Awards Finalists At Clarence House

  October 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm by

The Prince of Wales this afternoon hosted a reception at Clarence House for nurses on the shortlist for the 2016 Nursing Times Awards that will be announced tonight. The reception was given to thank the nurses for their extraordinary work, and to congratulate and recognise their achievements. Earlier today, Prince Charles also paid a visit to St Mary’s Hospital where he met staff and patients in the intensive care unit, … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Supports Elephant Family At V&A Charity Event

  October 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm by

Princess Eugenie of York, accompanied by her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, attended the opening night of a charity exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum tonight in benefit of Elephant Family. ‘Conservation Couture: The Animal Ball Collection’ will feature at the V&A until Friday week, showcasing a number of couture masks themed around the animal kingdom. It is a collaboration between the Museum, Elephant Family and Swarovski in the lead up to the … Continue reading

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A Purple-Clad Camilla Presents 2016 Man Booker Prize

  October 25, 2016 at 8:18 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall has this evening presented American writer Paul Beatty with the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at a prize ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Donning a new purple dress with a tiered, pleated skirt, Camilla took to the stage to present the award, which Mr Beatty won for his novel The Sellout, a satire themed around race-relations in the United States. He was also awarded  £50,000 for taking out … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Remembers the Victims of the Aberfan Disaster Fifty Years On

  October 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm by

The Prince of Wales joined survivors and family members of victims of the 1966 Aberfan disaster at a reception in South Wales to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the disaster which claimed the lives of 144 people. He laid a wreath at the Aberfan Cemetery ahead of a reception where he said that “Anyone who is old enough can remember where they were when they heard the appalling news about … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Princess Anne Christened At Buckingham Palace

  October 21, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Princess Anne of Edinburgh, later the Princess Royal, was christened on October 21, 1950 in Buckingham Palace’s Music Room by the Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett. Her godparents were Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, Princess Andrew of Greece, Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Honourable Andrew Elphinstone.

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A Visit From A Duchess To Mark Swindon175 Celebrations

  October 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the town of Swindon today to help commemorate the 175th anniversary of the town’s modern development. Her day began at Swindon Station, where she arrived on a Great Western Railway train, which had their workshops built in Swindon in 1841. Outside the Station, Camilla unveiled a plaque to mark the new name of the area outside which is now named after Sir Daniel Gooch … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Honours Fallen Metropolitan Police Officers

  October 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm by

The Metropolitan Police Annual Remembrance Ceremony was held this afternoon in Hendon with Prince Harry in attendance. He laid a wreath of flowers at the memorial that pays tribute to the 650 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, before reading Mary Elizabeth Frye’s poem Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep. Harry also planted a cherry tree in the memorial garden of the Hendon Training School, before spending … Continue reading

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Team GB Medalists Fêted At Buckingham Palace By The British Royals

  October 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth hosted a reception for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic medalists from the recent Rio Games this evening at Buckingham Palace. The TeamGB athletes – including boxer Nicola Adams, the women’s gold medal winning hockey team, gymnast Max Whitlock, equestrian champion Lee Pearson, and show jumper Nick Skelton – were congratulated by a royal contingent comprised of the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince … Continue reading

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A New Portrait of Elizabeth II To Mark Her 60 Year Patronage of The Red Cross

  October 14, 2016 at 5:57 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II has been patron of the British Red Cross for sixty years, and to mark the milestone, a portrait by artist Henry Ward has been unveiled by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle. It depicts the Queen sitting in the White Drawing Room of Windsor in her Garter Robes. Subtle references to the Red Cross and the connection between the organisation and the Royal Family are seen in a bust of … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Attend Victoria Cross Commemoration In Manchester

  October 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm by

On October 14, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a memorial ceremony in Manchester for recipients of the Victoria Cross, where paving stones in honour of the soldiers were unveiled. Embed from Getty Images The six soldiers who were honoured for “valour in the face of the enemy” after fighting in World War One were George Stringer, Albert Hill, Henry Kelly, John Reditt, John Thomas and Graham Lyall. Embed … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Elizabeth and Philip Visit The Great Wall

  October 14, 2016 at 8:00 am by

October 14, 1986: During the first visit of a British monarch to China, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh ensured they saw one of China’s most popular and well-known sites, the Great Wall. The couple are seen below at the Badaling section of the wall.

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Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Foreign Solo Trip

  October 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge was in The Netherlands today, on her first solo trip abroad. She first had lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst, before continuing on to engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. At the Mauritshuis, Kate was shown the museum’s permanent collection which includes many pieces from the Dutch Golden Age, who artists include Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. After taking in Girl With A … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Receive Military Long Service Medals

  October 11, 2016 at 11:41 am by

During a special audience with the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (People), Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were presented with Long Service and Good Conduct medals from the British Armed Forces. The Queen received three medals – Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force – for her role as Commander-in-Chief of the three branches of the Armed Forces, while the Duke received a medal for … Continue reading

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