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First Day in Poland for the Cambridges

  July 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, have arrived in Poland for the first day of their five day tour of Poland and Germany. Upon their arrival in the country, officials greeted the family before they had a meeting with President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata-Kornhauser Duda. William and Kate then visited the Warsaw Spire building, meeting young entrepreneurs, ahead of … Continue reading

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A New Portrait On Her 70th Birthday For The Duchess of Cornwall

  July 17, 2017 at 6:41 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall celebrates her seventieth birthday today, and Clarence House has released a new portrait of the Duchess with the Prince of Wales to mark the occasion. Mario Testino shot the snap, taken in May in Clarence House’s Morning Room. Camilla was born in 1947 as the eldest child of Major Bruce Shand and The Hon. Rosalind Cubitt. She married Andrew Parker-Bowles in 1973; they had two children – … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Windsor Castle

  July 16, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Location: Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom Built: 1070-1086 (original), 1165-1179 (expansion – royal apartments), 1240–1263 (expansion – Lower Ward buildings), 1350-1383 (expansion), 1475-1528 (St George’s Chapel), 1675-1683 (restoration), 1760s-1811 (renovations), 1824-1828 (expansion) Architects: William of Wykeham (expansion – Lower Ward buildings), Hugh May (restoration), James Wyatt (renovations), Sir Jeffry Wyatville (expansion) Commissioned By: William the Conquerer (original), Henry II (expansion), Henry III (Lower Ward buildings), Edward III (expansion), Edward IV (St George’s Chapel), Charles II (restoration), George … Continue reading

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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – George VI

  July 16, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Our third Windsor Monarchs profile looks at King George VI, Britain’s wartime King and the father of the current British monarch. Monarch: George VI of the United Kingdom Full Name: Albert Frederick Arthur George Reign: December 11, 1936 – February 6, 1952 Coronation: May 12, 1937 Date and Place of Birth: December 14, 1895 – York Cottage, Norfolk Date and Place of Death: February 6, 1952 – Sandringham House, Norfolk Parents: George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck Spouse: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Children: Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Vamos Garbi! King Juan Carlos Watches As Spaniard Is Crowned Wimbledon Champion

  July 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain was seated in the Royal Box of Centre Court at Wimbledon on Saturday, to watched his compatriot Garbiñe Muguruza claim the women’s singles title. Following Muguruza’s 7-5, 6-0 defeat of American Venus Williams, the King met up with the new champion inside the clubrooms to offer personal congratulations. The Duke of Kent, as President of the All England Club, had presented the trophies to both … Continue reading

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William and Harry Play In Charity Polo Match

  July 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm by

On Saturday afternoon, Princes William and Harry took part in a charity polo match at Cirencester Park Polo Club in Gloucestershire, The brothers played for Team Foxcote for the Jerudong Trophy, in which they defeated Team CPPC 5 – 4. Prince Harry was named most valuable player for his efforts. The day’s match raised funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation, Centrepoint (Prince William’s selected charity) and Walking with the Wounded (Prince Harry’s selected charity). … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Three

  July 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain concluded their three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Friday. The Spanish monarchs were farewelled from Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with warm kisses and hugs; before they travelled to the Francis Crick Institute for a tour of the facilities – including Europe’s largest individual biomedical laboratory – with the Duke of York.  From there, the … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Lady Sarah Makes A Gorgeous Bride

  July 14, 2017 at 3:00 am by

July 14, 1994: Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon, marries artist/actor Daniel Chatto at St Stephen’s, Walbrook in London.

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Duchess of Cambridge Unveils Natural History Museum New Exhibition

  July 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm by

As patron of the Natural History Museum, the Duchess of Cambridge officially opened their new Hintze Hall, which is home to the 25.2m long skeleton of a blue whale the museum has named Hope, on Thursday evening. Accompanied by the Museum’s Director, Sir Michael Dixon, and Sir David Attenborough, Kate – wearing the palest of pale blues dress from Preen with a pair of purple Prada heels – toured the ‘Bay of … Continue reading

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From One Harry To Another: The Prince and The One Directioner Meet At Film Premiere

  July 13, 2017 at 7:46 pm by

After spending part of his day with the King and Queen of Spain, Prince Harry spent his evening at the world premiere of Dunkirk at The Odeon in Leicester Square on Thursday. The Prince arrived with three military veterans from combats in Dunkirk, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He then met the stars and crew of the film, which tells the story of the British armed forces’ evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk, France … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Day Two

  July 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm by

The second day of the Spanish State Visit to Britain saw King Felipe and Queen Letizia accompanied by various members of the British Royal Family on their engagements through the day. King Felipe began his morning at a British-Hispanic business meeting at Mansion House alongside Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The aim of the meeting was to increase trade between the two countries, which totalled to €30billion in 2016. Later, … Continue reading

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The Duke of Goalie? Prince William Hosts Reception For The Lionesses

  July 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm by

Prince William hosted the English Women’s Football Team, the Lionesses, at Kensington Palace on Thursday ahead of their participation in the UEFA Women’s Championship that begins this weekend in The Netherlands. In the Palace gardens after the official proceedings, William and the Lionesses took part in some goal shooting with young girls from the Wildcats Girls’ Football programme, designed to inspire girls to take up the sport. William had a turn as … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Open New Scotland Yard HQ

  July 13, 2017 at 11:10 am by

On Thursday morning, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were out and about bright and early, as they visited the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, on the Victoria Embankment. Greeted by Commissioner Cressida Dick, the Queen and the Duke were shown around the £81.9m building. They saw a bomb disposal robot do a test run, before meeting with officers and search dogs. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke also met … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The UK: Gala Banquet

  July 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm by

On the first evening of the Spanish King and Queen’s state visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a glittering gala banquet at Buckingham Palace to honour her guests. She and the Duke of Edinburgh posed for photographs with King Felipe and Queen Letizia before heading into the banquet, where they were joined by all senior working members of the British Royal Family (including a debuting Prince Harry) … Continue reading

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Spanish State Visit to The United Kingdom: Welcoming Ceremony

  July 12, 2017 at 4:37 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain began their state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, with the customary welcome at Horse Guards Parade in the presence of Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. After greeting each other, the King and Prince Philip inspected a guard of honour before the royal party traveled to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession, … Continue reading

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Camilla Welcomes School Children to Clarence House for ‘Duchess’s Bookshelves’ Garden Party

  July 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a group of school children at Clarence House on Tuesday for a garden party as an early 70th birthday celebration. She welcomed them as they stepped of a well-known London icon, a red bus, with author and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams in the driver’s seat. The party doubled as the presentation of the ‘Duchess’s Bookshelves’ project, a competition run in schools across the UK to … Continue reading

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Prince William Joins Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Anniversary Celebrations

  July 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm by

At RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Tuesday, the Duke of Cambridge joined Royal Air Force veterans in a celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Prince William spoke with a number of the veterans, including 94-year-old Rusty Waughman, who fly a Lancaster airplane late in the war. They had previously watched an special air display. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was established on … Continue reading

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Australian Prime Minister Has An Audience With The Queen

  July 11, 2017 at 10:04 am by

Queen Elizabeth met the Australian Prime Minister in a private audience at Buckingham Palace today. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull – a known advocate for republicanism in Australia – posted on Twitter following the audience that “although I am a Republican, I am also an Elizabethan. It was an honour to meet Her Majesty today at Buckingham Palace.” He had previously described the Queen as “a remarkable leader of the United Kingdom, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Discusses HIV During Roundtable At LSHTM

  July 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm by

On Monday, Prince Harry attended a roundtable discussion at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the topic of HIV led by the Let Youth Lead initiative of Sentebale. “To me it is totally absurd that in today’s world that young people, the first time they know or the first time they hear anything about HIV and Aids, is probably by the time it is too late,” he said during the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Elizabeth and Philip Announce Their Engagement

  July 9, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Seventy years ago, the engagement between The Princess Elizabeth – heiress presumptive to the British throne – and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, formerly a Prince of Greece and Denmark, was announced. The couple had met a handful of times during their youth, before a fateful meeting in 1939 at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth solidified the young Princess’s affection for the handsome sailor – “she never looked at anyone else” according to … Continue reading

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