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British Royals Out In Force at the Chelsea Flower Show

  May 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

As they do each year, members of the British Royal Family have visited the Royal Horticulture Society’s Chelsea Flower Show ahead of its official opening to the public tomorrow. Prince Harry was on hand to show his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall the garden that has been created for Sentebale, his African charity. View image | gettyimages.com “It’s … Continue reading

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The Phillips Girls Run Riot with Lady Louise at RWHS

  May 16, 2015 at 8:16 pm by

Two of the smallest members of the extended Windsor clan appeared to have a brilliant day in the sunshine whilst at the second last day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today. Savannah and Isla Phillips ran around and played with their older cousin Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, before being treated to an ice-cream. The two girls also went on the merry-go-round and the ferris wheel with their parents, Peter and Autumn. View … Continue reading

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Harry Bids Adieu To New Zealand

  May 16, 2015 at 2:26 pm by

Prince Harry has said farewell to New Zealand, completing his week-long tour of the country in Auckland today. It was all about sport for the Prince, as he visited The Cloud where he played a game of 5-aside football with members of the Western Springs Football Club. The event was held in the lead-up to the FIFA under-20s World Cup beginning at the end of the month and hosted by New … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Granddaughter Louise at RWHS

  May 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm by

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Winsdor attended the third day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show alongside her mother, the Countess of Wessex, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, today. View image | gettyimages.com The youngster was dressed casually as she watched the horse events from the sidelines, in a tweed blazer and navy jeans. Queen Elizabeth – who appeared in high spirits all day – later spent time with the King of Bahrain, Hamad … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Auckland

  May 15, 2015 at 10:28 am by

On the second last day of his trip to New Zealand, Prince Harry was in Auckland where he spent the day meeting with injured rugby players, school children, members of the country’s emergency services and political leaders. First it was a stop at the Southern Cross Campus school, where the Prince was treated to a number of cultural performances (including ones from Tonga and the Cook Islands) before presenting certificates to students … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Whanganui During New Zealand Visit

  May 14, 2015 at 6:54 am by

On his sixth day in New Zealand, Prince Harry was a guest of honour in Whanganui, the ancestral home of many Maori tribes located on the country’s north island. His day began with a traditional powhiri welcoming ceremony at the Putiki Marae, the traditional meeting house in the town. The Prince, wearing a korowai cloak, was accompanied by Governor-General Jerry Mateparae and the Mayor of Whanganui, Annette Main. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Harry … Continue reading

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Royal Windsor Horse Show Kicks Off For 2015

  May 13, 2015 at 10:12 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall as she attended the opening day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show today. The two women chatted happily as they stood watching some of the competitions, including the Novice Heavyweight Hunter contest which saw the Queen’s horse Tower Bridge come third. Another of the Queen’s horses, Barker’s Shop, placed second in a different event. View image | gettyimages.com During the day, … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales’ “Black Spider” Memos Released

  May 13, 2015 at 7:11 pm by

Letters written a decade ago by the Prince of Wales to government ministers that British newspaper The Guardian fought to have made public were today released. But their contents were not as controversial as had been hoped by some sectors. Written between September 2004 and April 2005, the letters show Prince Charles offering his thoughts on the farming industry (specifically beef farming and dairy quotas) and the rising power of supermarkets, herbal medicines, and the plight … Continue reading

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Prince Andrew Opens New York Army Museum

  May 13, 2015 at 1:11 pm by

The Duke of York was in York today to open a new museum dedicated to York’s contribution military. He was asked to officially open the York Army Museum, which has been completely refurbished thanks to a £1 million Heritage Lottery Grant. The museum contains collections from the Royal Dragoon Guards, the Yorkshire Regiment (of which Andrew is the Colonel-in-Chief), and the former Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire. “In Yorkshire, men and … Continue reading

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Harry Does The Haka On Fifth Day in New Zealand

  May 13, 2015 at 9:24 am by

Prince Harry spent his fifth day in New Zealand at the Linton Army Base near Wellington, where he spent time touring the base and speaking with soldiers before being taught the haka. The first part of his visit to the Base was inspecting one of the Defence Force’s armoured cars. Harry climbed in and commented that it felt “familiar” to be back in one of the vehicles. Harry spoke with a … Continue reading

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8,000 Attend First Buckingham Palace Garden Party of the Year

  May 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by members of her family and around 8,000 guests as she hosted the first garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester helped the Queen mingle with the guests in the Palace gardens … Continue reading

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Christchurch for Prince Harry’s Fourth Day in New Zealand

  May 12, 2015 at 6:34 am by

Prince Harry headed back to mainland New Zealand today for his fourth day in the country, paying a visit to Christchurch. First on the agenda was a ride on the historic 152 tram through the city with Prime Minister John Key, who pointed out some of the areas which were worst hit by the earthquake that struck Christchurch in 2011. Harry got a kick out of seeing a photograph of his … Continue reading

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Sophie Wessex Opens New Air Ambulance Operating Base

  May 11, 2015 at 10:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was in Benson, Oxfordshire today to open the new air ambulance base at the Thames Valley Air Ambulance Base at RAF Benson. Sophie was greeted by the Base’s Station Commander Group Captain Simon Paterson, before being shown around the new facilities, which include training rooms for pilots and paramedics. View image | gettyimages.com She was shown how to intubate a patient (on a dummy of course!) before … Continue reading

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Day Three in New Zealand For Prince Harry

  May 11, 2015 at 10:35 am by

Prince Harry spent half of his third day in New Zealand still on Stewart Island, where he was on the receiving end of some thoughtful questions from the 24 students at Halfmoon Bay School. After participating in a German class via Skype (because of their remoteness, part of the school’s curriculum is completed online with other schools in remote parts of the country) and helping out with some crown making, Harry … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend VE Day Anniversary Thanksgiving Service

  May 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II led the final commemorations for the 70th anniversary of VE Day today during a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, Queen Elizabeth laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior just inside the main entrance of the Abbey. Newly re-elected … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits New Zealand, Day Two

  May 10, 2015 at 7:47 am by

The second day of his visit to New Zealand saw Prince Harry get up close and personal with a 118 year old tuatara named Henry. Prince Harry was able to hold the reptile – a creature native to and only found in New Zealand – while at Invercargill Airport before departing for Stewart Island, the southern-most community of New Zealand. Harry seemed a little apprehensive at first about holding the tuatara, but … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Marks 70th Anniversary of the Channel Islands’ Liberation

  May 10, 2015 at 2:53 am by

On behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, the Countess of Wessex attended a commemoration during the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands on May 9. The Countess of Wessex delivered her speech at Footes Lane and watched a military parade and attended an open air church service. After her speech, the Countess visited the local residents of Weighbridge and unveiled a commemorative Liberation Day stone in Town. Later, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Begins Visit to New Zealand

  May 9, 2015 at 10:52 am by

Prince Harry has begun his week-long visit to New Zealand, arriving in Wellington this afternoon for what is his first visit to the country. He was greeted at the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, before heading to the official welcoming ceremony at Government House. Here, alongside the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, and his wife Lady Janine, Prince Harry watched as the Royal New Zealand Defence Force Tri-Series Maori Cultural … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Lights VE Day ‘Beacon of Peace’

  May 9, 2015 at 4:47 am by

Queen Elizabeth II lit the first Victory in Europe (VE) Day ‘Beacon of Peace’ at the top of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park last night. View image | gettyimages.com The beacon, which was followed by over 200 other beacons lit shortly after around the United Kingdom, was lit in remembrance of the thousands who fought and died in World War II. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke of … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Poundbury

  May 8, 2015 at 9:28 pm by

Today, the Prince of Wales paid a visit to Poundbury, a town built on Duchy of Cornwall land in Dorset in accordance with his own views on town planning and urban regeneration. During his visit, Prince Charles opened the town’s new Cancer Institute. The Prince toured the facility and met with staff. He also presented the keys to the 250th home built in Poundbury to its new owners, Nathan and … Continue reading

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