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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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William, Kate and Harry Ride The London Eye For Mental Health Day

  October 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

To mark World Mental Health Day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry have taken a ride on the London Eye with charities involved with their mental health initiative Heads Together. As their pod made its rotation, Prince Harry jokingly kept an eye out for Buckingham Palace – to check if his grandmother as at home or not (unfortunately the Royal Standard was not flying at the time, indicating … Continue reading

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The Duke of Kent’s 81st Birthday

  October 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

On October 9, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, celebrated his eighty-first birthday. Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick of Kent was born in 1935 at no. 3 Belgrave Square, London. He is the oldest child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Sir John Simon, the Home Secretary at the time, was present at the Duke’s birth to confirm it. Prince Edward … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Steps Out Amid Continued Engagement Rumours

  October 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm by

If you believe the British press, Princess Eugenie of York is due to get engaged in the “very near future” to her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank. The rumour has been gathering momentum since September, when the couple visited Balmoral together (alas, for Prince Harry’s birthday). The Princess however did not let the press speculation keep her indoors, as she attended the private VIP viewing of the Frieze Art Fair 2016 … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Grandmother’s Grave While In Israel

  October 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm by

While the Prince of Wales was in Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of the late former President Shimon Peres, he also made a visit of a personal nature – to the grave of his paternal grandmother, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. The Princess, who was born Princess Alice of Battenberg, is buried at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Her wish to … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Farewell Canada!

  October 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have completed their tour of Canada today, farewelling the country with a seaplane tour over Victoria with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The young royals – particularly George – were more than happy to wave enthusiastically to the crowd which had gathered to catch a final glimpse of the royal visitors, as they waited while their parents thanked Governor-General David Johnston and other dignitaries before … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Seven

  September 30, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

With the Cambridge tour of Canada winding up, the Duke and Duchess today spent their second-last day in the country in Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on British Columbia’s north coast. Arriving by traditional war canoe, William and Kate were welcomed to the islands by the Haida nation’s hereditary leaders ahead of a cultural performance at the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum. They were given woven scarves trimmed with sea otter fur as … Continue reading

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Royals Fly To Israel To Honour Late President Shimon Peres At Funeral Service

  September 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm by

Dozens of world leaders made the trip to Israel today to attend the funeral service for the country’s late former President, Shimon Peres. Included in the congregation were the Prince of Wales, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain. All three men wore traditional yarmulkes during the funeral and burial services at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. President Peres, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … Continue reading

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George and Charlotte Steal The Show At Children’s Party in Victoria

  September 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm by

Two mini Cambridges joined their parents today for their first engagement of Canadian tour, a children’s party for military families in the gardens of Government House in Victoria. Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show as they frolicked with a variety of animals from the petting zoo brought in to entertain the children – George went for a ride on a miniature pony, while 16-month-old Charlotte decided that Moose … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Participates in Triathlon For Charity in Italy

  September 29, 2016 at 10:41 am by

Princess Beatrice is in Sicily this week, participating in the final leg of the Virgin Strive Challenge 2016 in benefit of Big Change, a charity she founded with Sam, Holly and Isabella Branson. On Tuesday, she completed the 3.3km swim across the straight of Messina to Sicily that was the first part of the triathlon. She has also completed the 110km cycle portion, with the  team presently running and hiking their way to the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Five

  September 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm by

The Cambridges began day five of their Canadian tour at the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon, learning about the region’s history and joining in a storytelling session. Before heading off to their next stop – Carcross – William and Kate fired off the first telegraph to tweet sent by the MacBride Museum telegraph office. They also had a quick walkabout, meeting a number of Whitehorse locals (including a five-month-old in a … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Four

  September 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have continued their tour of Canada, spending the day in Kelowna before heading to Whitehorse, Yukon in the country’s north-west. First up was a visit to the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, where the couple met with students and teachers as part of the 10th anniversary of the campus. William and Kate – wearing a custom Dolce and Gabbana forest green dress – … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Three

  September 26, 2016 at 8:02 pm by

Day three of the Cambridge tour of Canada saw the couple head to the gorgeous Great Bear Rainforest with a stop in Bella Bella, where the weather definitely put the ‘rain’ in ‘rainforest’ (and caused a few itinerary changes!). Arriving to a traditional welcome by the region’s Heiltsuk First Nations community, the Duke and Duchess watched on for a number of cultural music and dance performances by local children. Then it was … Continue reading

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