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Mother-Daughter Day For Sarah and Eugenie At Ascot

  July 23, 2016 at 2:09 pm by

Princess Eugenie of York has enjoyed a day at the races with her mother Sarah, as the duo attended the King George VI Weekend at Ascot Racecourse. In a simple white summer dress from Alice + Olivia accessorised with nude shoes, Eugenie had a smile on her face as she checked the day’s form guide alongside her mother before they headed up to watch the races from the balcony. Queen Elizabeth’s … Continue reading

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Prince George Turns Three With New Photos Featuring Family Pet Lupo

  July 22, 2016 at 5:45 am by

Prince George celebrates his third birthday today, and Kensington Palace released four new photographs of the birthday boy taken in the gardens of Anmer Hall earlier this month. They show George on a wooden swing and sharing an ice-cream with the family’s pet dog Lupo. Photographer Matt Porteous took the snaps. Happy 3rd Birthday George! New photos – feat. Lupo – released by @KensingtonRoyal taken by Matt Porteous pic.twitter.com/8p9Q76rMIA — The … Continue reading

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That’s Not Meant To Happen! Plaque Unveiling Goes Awry For Prince Charles

  July 21, 2016 at 2:02 pm by

The Prince of Wales paid a visit to the Daneway Banks Nature Reserve in Gloucestershire today, touring part of the 38acres of the reserve and meeting with conservationists and volunteers. He unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark his visit, which was in part to learn about the reserve’s successful preservation of the endangered Large Blue Butterfly, however this was when everything did not go according to plan: as the Prince … Continue reading

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“It Is Time For Us To Step Up”: Prince Harry’s Impassioned Plea At AIDS Conference

  July 21, 2016 at 9:03 am by

Prince Harry has made an impassioned plea for people around the world to step up and avoid complacency in dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic during the AIDS 2016 Conference in South Africa. “We now face a new risk – the risk of complacency…It is time for a new generation of leaders to step forward. It is time for us to step up to make sure no young person feels any shame … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Take Devon – Day Three

  July 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Devon has farewelled the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, as they completed their three-day visit to the South West of England today. The couple spent the day on solo engagements: Charles visiting a Plymouth waste facility and the Naval Base Devonport, while Camilla opened BBC’s new headquarters in the region. At the waste facility, Prince Charles learnt how they convert waste into energy that helps generate heat and electricity at the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges ‘Delighted’ As Pippa Middleton Announces Engagement

  July 19, 2016 at 8:44 am by

Kensington Palace has said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “absolutely delighted with the news” that Kate’s sister Pippa is engaged to her boyfriend James Matthews. The engagement, which occurred over the weekend, was confirmed today as Pippa left her’s and James’s flat in London sporting a large diamond engagement ring, saying they “couldn’t be happier” (a brief statement came a short time later). The couple plan to marry … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Take Cornwall – Day One

  July 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm by

Cornwall has received a visit from its Duke and Duchess today, as Charles and Camilla begin a three-day visit to the region. The couple began the day at a farmer’s market, before splitting for individual engagements – the Duke opening the new outdoor Jubilee Pool, while the Duchess met with several local organisations. What a wonderful first day for #TRHinCornwall! Catch up on the news here: https://t.co/8MbZw8Fe9T pic.twitter.com/06zxTaqCbd — Clarence House … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences To France Following Terrorist Attack in Nice

  July 16, 2016 at 7:38 am by

After the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night – as the country was full of joy celebrating Bastille Day – heads of state have offered their condolences to French President François Hollande and the victims and families of the 84 people killed in the attack. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sent a message on behalf of herself and Prince Philip, offering “most sincere condolences to you, the families of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Queen Mother and Her Grandchildren

  July 15, 2016 at 10:00 am by

In August 1980, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother celebrated her 80th birthday. A service of thanksgiving was held at St Paul’s Cathedral on July 15, and official portraits were taken at Buckingham Palace to mark the birthday. The below photograph was one of them, showing the Queen Mother with her six grandchildren: (back row) Viscount Linley, Prince Andrew, the Prince of Wales, Prince Edward; (front row) Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Princess … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Takes HIV Test Encouraging Others To Do The Same

  July 14, 2016 at 1:05 pm by

Continuing his work with HIV awareness, Prince Harry has taken a quick-response HIV test during a visit to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. The test was live-streamed on Facebook to illustrate how fast the new tests work, as well as raise awareness on the importance of being tested. “Whether you’re a man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, whatever, even ginger, why wouldn’t you come and have a test?” Harry said after getting … Continue reading

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July 13 Brings Queen Elizabeth’s 13th Prime Minister

  July 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

In symmetry that couldn’t have been planned better, Queen Elizabeth II has received today – July 13 – the 13th British Prime Minister of her reign, as she requested Theresa May to form a new administration following the formal resignation of David Cameron. The pair had seperate meetings with the Queen at Buckingham palace late this afternoon, during which May traditionally ‘Kissed Hands’ with the monarch after accepting her request to uptake the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Opens New Air Ambulance Base With A Kiss From Her Grandson

  July 13, 2016 at 11:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled up to Cambridge today for the official opening of the Egerton-Smith Centre at Cambridge Airport, which is the new operating base of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. On hand to greet them as their helicopter touched down was their grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, who works as a pilot for the EAAA. William gave both his grandparents a kiss on the cheek in … Continue reading

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What’s In A Duchess’ Dream Jar? A Visit to St James Park Will Tell You!

  July 12, 2016 at 8:59 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall had a second engagement today, which involved a visit to St James Park in London with the daughter of writer Roald Dahl to veil her BFG Dream Jar as part of the celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth. Camilla and Lucy Dahl happily posed under umbrellas next to the Duchess’s Dream Jar, which contains sculptures of five children learning to read showing Camilla’s dream that … Continue reading

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30 Years of the National Osteoporosis Society Celebrated at Clarence House

  July 12, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

As President of the National Osteoporosis Society, the Duchess of Cornwall has hosted a garden party at Clarence House to celebrate the organisation’s 30th anniversary. However, typical British weather threw a spanner into the works, with a rainy day forcing the event to be moved indoors. Among the guests attending were Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellows, actress  Miriam Margolyes, the Duchess’s children Tom and Laura, her sister Annabel Elliott, and Lady Sarah Chatto, … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Final Day of Wimbledon

  July 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Kent, the Duchess of Gloucester, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, and Lady Helen and Tim Taylor were all present for the men’s final of Wimbledon today. Zenouska Mowatt, Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter, was also in the crowd. Andy Murray won the championship, the second time he has ever done so. Murray was congratulated … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Princess Marina Presents Wimbledon Trophy

  July 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

July 8, 1963: As President of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent presents Australia’s Margaret Smith (later Court) with the Wimbledon Women’s Singles Championship trophy following her defeat of American Billie Jean Moffitt (later King) in the final. Marina’s son, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, is the current President of the All England Club. This year’s women’s final will take place tomorrow.

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Captain George Joins Parents At Royal International Air Tattoo

  July 8, 2016 at 10:28 am by

Prince George has joined his parents for a day at the Royal International Air Tattoo a RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The young Prince was allowed to sit in the cockpit of a number of different aircrafts as a pair of blue earmuffs protected his ears from the noise. He was first a little hesitant, preferring to be in the arms of either mum or dad, but soon warmed up to the … Continue reading

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Belgian Monarchs Receive the Duke and Duchess of Wellington

  July 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have received two special guests at the Royal Palace of Laeken, welcoming the Duke and Duchess of Wellington to their home. The reason for the visit is unknown, though the Duke’s heritage links him to Belgium: the Dukes of Wellington have also held the title ‘Prince of Waterloo’ since 1815, when the 1st Duke defeated Napoleon. The 9th Duke also owns an estate in the country … Continue reading

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Order of the Thistle Service Takes Place at St Giles’ Cathedral

  July 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

The 2016 Order of the Thistle service has taken place at the St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and Princess Anne. Wearing their ceremonial robes, they were joined by the other Knights and Ladies of the Order for the service ahead of a lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Order of the Thistle is Scotland’s highest order of chivalry, and … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits King’s College Hospital To Learn More on HIV

  July 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm by

A visit to King’s College Hospital in London was on the agenda on July 7 for Prince Harry, as part of his recent focus on HIV/AIDS. During the visit he met with hospital staff who diagnose and treat HIV, and participated in a roundtable discussion about testing and treatment in the UK, where rates of HIV infection are increasing annually. “People need to be reminded, particularly with numbers going up. Something … Continue reading

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