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Kate Dons Barbara Casasola Frock For Museum of The Year Award

  July 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge chose a new-to-her designer for her event at the Natural History Museum this evening, donning a cream off-the-shoulder midi-dress by Brazilian designer Barbara Casasola. Paired with blush-coloured strappy heels and a sparkling clutch, the silhouette of the dress was different to Kate’s usual choices. The outfit overall would have benefitted from having her long, curled hair pinned back, to highlight the open neckline. Kate was at the museum … Continue reading

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A Day in Dundee For Queen Elizabeth and Her Duke

  July 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm by

Holyrood Week continued in Dundee today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to the city for a day of engagements. One of the main parts of the day was the official opening of the Slessor Gardens along the Dundee Waterfront, which are named after Mary Slessor, a missionary born in Aberdeen, but raised in Dundee who spent most of her adult life working in Africa. After the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Advises All to ‘Stay Calm’ During Opening of Scottish Parliament

  July 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm by

Speaking at the opening of the Fifth Session of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh today, Queen Elizabeth spoke of the benefits of keeping calm “in an increasingly complex and demanding world”, a statement of particular relevance considering the aftermath of last week’s ‘Brexit’ vote. “Retaining the ability to stay calm and collected can at times be hard. As this Parliament has successfully demonstrated over the years, one hallmark of leadership in such a fast-moving world … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Arrives in Scotland For Holyrood Week

  July 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm by

Holyrood Week has kicked off today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Scotland via train for their annual week of engagements in the country. They travelled directly to the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh for the traditional Ceremony of the Keys, in which the keys to the city are presented to the monarch by the Lord Provost, which are then immediately returned. The Queen wore a … Continue reading

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Windsors Continue Battle of the Somme Centenary Commemorations

  July 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

The Battle of the Somme centenary events continued today, with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joining the younger members of the family in France for official commemorations. French President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Sir Timothy Laurence, were also present for the ceremony at the Thiepval Memorial. .@KensingtonRoyal @ClarenceHouse & @David_Cameron pay respects during … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Visits British Troops at Allenbrooke Barracks in Germany

  July 1, 2016 at 11:48 am by

The Countess of Wessex was in Paderborn, Germany today as she paid a visit to the 5th Battalion The Rifles, who are leaving the Allenbrooke Barracks and returning to the UK in September. In a lovely sky blue mid-length dress with a matching hat, Sophie was present for the  Battalion’s official farewell parade, inspecting a guard of honour before spending time with the families of the soldiers. She particularly asked whether … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Gala Diana

  July 1, 2016 at 9:00 am by

This week’s Flashback Friday falls on the birthday of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, so here are a few photographs of the Princess – who would have been 55 had she lived – in gala attire during her time in the royal family. April 11, 1983: Tour of Australia June 18, 1983: Tour of Canada October 31, 1985: Tour of Australia November 2, 1987: Visit to Germany  November 10, … Continue reading

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Battle of the Somme Centenary Marked in France and Britain By The British Royals

  June 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm by

The largest Western Front battle of World War One, the Battle of the Somme, started tomorrow on the battlefields of France 100 years ago, and members of the British Royal Family  this evening attended vigils to mark the anniversary. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Sir Timothy Laurence represented Queen Elizabeth at the official vigil at the Thiepval Memorial in France, which is the memorial to the over 70,000 … Continue reading

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Oh, Hello! Duchess of Cornwall Joined At Wimbledon By Denmark’s Crown Prince

  June 30, 2016 at 12:20 pm by

Both regular attendees of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark warmly greeted each other as they arrived to the Royal Box on centre court today. Crown Prince Frederik is currently at Wimbledon. pic.twitter.com/K0xqNNMDUB — Scandinavian Royals. (@crownprincely) June 30, 2016 They, along with the Duke of Kent (who is President of the All England Club where the Championships take place), watched the … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Enjoy A Day At The Royal Norfolk Show

  June 29, 2016 at 3:24 pm by

It was a day of country fun for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall today as they attended the 154th Royal Norfolk Show. The couple visited several of the ‘villages’ that make up the Show, which is the largest two-day county show in the UK, seeing exhibits and meeting people ranging from schoolchildren, a survival tent, horses, a flower show, the military and a rare  Swiss Valais Blacknose … Continue reading

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Party at the Palace! Prince Harry Hosts Concert for Sentebale

  June 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

Despite the ‘typical British’ weather, over 3,000 people gathered in the Kensington Palace Gardens tonight for the Sentebale Concert hosted by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to benefit the charity they founded in 2006 and help raise awareness for young people living with HIV in the south of Africa. Both Princes took to the stage on several occasions throughout the concert, which included musical performances by Joss Stone, Laura … Continue reading

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Elizabeth and Philip Continue Visit to Northern Ireland

  June 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have continued their visit to Northern Ireland, visiting Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills and Bellarena. They began the day at the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway, in County Antrim. After stopping at the Causeway Visitor Centre to see some exhibits and meet with staff, the Queen and the Duke then headed over to the actual site, which was formed by an ancient volcanic eruption. It … Continue reading

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“I’m Still Alive” Quips Queen Elizabeth During Northern Ireland Visit

  June 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun a two-day visit to Northern Ireland, and the Queen was straight to the point in her response to Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness’ inquiry on how she was. “Well, I’m still alive…quite busy,” she said as she shook the Deputy’s hand during their meeting at Hillsborough Castle. It has been quite a busy few months for the 90-year-old monarch, whose milestone birthday … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Surprises Choir From Lesotho During Rehearsal For Sentebale Concert

  June 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm by

The Basotho Youth Choir from Lesotho were in for a surprise during their rehearsal at The Brit School with Joss Stone today, as Prince Harry dropped in unannounced to see how they were progressing. Slipping in quietly as the choir, which is supported by Sentebale, Prince Harry’s charity that helps disadvantaged children in Lesotho, rehearsed, the Prince went unnoticed for a brief moment, before Joss greeted him with a hug. Harry then … Continue reading

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Britain’s Society Wedding of the Year Takes Place In Romsey As Alexandra Knatchbull Weds

  June 25, 2016 at 3:42 pm by

The Honourable Alexandra Knatchbull married Thomas Hooper today in a beautiful summer wedding at Romsey Abbey. Alexandra is the daughter of Lord and Lady Brabourne and the great-granddaughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten. Alexandra was Diana, Princess of Wales’ goddaughter but it was The Prince of Wales, who is godfather to her brother Nicholas, that walked her down the aisle today. Lord Brabourne has some ongoing health issues. Prince Charles walked … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Meets With David Cameron After UK Votes To Leave European Union

  June 24, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

Following the ‘Leave’ result of the UK’s European Union referendum, Queen Elizabeth II had a private audience with Prime Minister David Cameron today, after he announced his resignation. Her 13th Prime Minister will be installed by October. The Queen’s thoughts on the ‘Brexit’ are highly unlikely to be made public, as her role is to remain politically neutral. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson had earlier confirmed that no statement would be … Continue reading

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“The Example I Aspire To”: Prince Harry Praises His Grandmother At Young Leader’s Reception

  June 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

Prince Harry has called his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, “the example I aspire to and the standard by which I will judge my contribution” during a speech at the Queen’s Young Leaders award ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry – @QueensLeaders award recognises what you have achieved, not for yourselves, but for your communities pic.twitter.com/xJYb59bxAK — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 23, 2016 “I – like millions of others across the world … Continue reading

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Recycled Jenny Packham For Kate At EACH Gala at Houghton Hall

  June 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm by

Twitter was on edge this evening after RoyalReporter Richard Palmer had us guessing what Catherine was wearing for the A Taste of Norfolk event at Houghton Hall. She and William were treated to a special five course meal with courses created and cooked by five world-renowned chefs: Galton Blackiston, Sat Bains, Claude Bosi, Tom Kerridge and Mark Edwards. The evening featured a number of exclusive highlights for guests, beginning with a … Continue reading

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A Hearty Welcome In Liverpool For Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

  June 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh received a rapturous welcome during their visit to Liverpool today for a day of engagements. The couple arrived by train, a number of locals gathering at the station to be among the first to catch a glimpse of the visiting royals, before heading to International Festival for Business where Elizabeth and Philip were shown several new technological items that were on display. It … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Not on Selection Short-List For Equestrian Team For Rio

  June 22, 2016 at 9:18 am by

Just days after Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg confirmed she would not be competing in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, it has also been announced that Zara Tindall has not been shortlisted to represent Team GB on the equestrian team. It is believed that, although Zara and her mount High Kingdom met the Olympic qualification requirements for selection, the horses’s health issues and fitness is the reason for Zara not being named on … Continue reading

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