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Prince William Visits Afghanistan for Remembrance Sunday

  November 14, 2010 at 11:38 am by

Britain’s Prince William made a surprise trip to Afghanistan on November 14th, to mark Remembrance Sunday with British troops serving in the war torn country. He arrived with several military leaders including Minister of Defense, Liam Fox. William attended a service at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where he also laid a poppy wreath at a memorial. He then met with the troops, some of whom the Prince trained with … Continue reading

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Round Up of Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh’s Events, October 28-November 5

  November 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm by

October 28, 2010, after seeing the Emir of Qatar and his wife off after the official state visit, HM was straight back to work visiting Essex. November 2 saw the Queen receive the High Commissioner for Tanzania, Peter Kallaghe, and the Ambassador of Brazil, Roberto Jaguaribe, at Buckingham Palace, London (see picture). November 3 saw Queen Elizabeth at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. Among the invested were Barbara … Continue reading

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Emir of Qatar and Wife in the UK

  October 29, 2010 at 8:36 am by

The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned arrived in the UK on the 25th for a 2 day tour to the UK, the first since his last visit in 1985. To show that this was a rather special visit, The Emir and his wife stayed at Windsor Castle rather than the more formal Buckingham Palace. The following … Continue reading

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Prince William Honors Submariners in Scotland

  October 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm by

Prince William was at Scotland’s Royal Navy headquarters at Faslane on the Clyde on Thursday, to award submariners who had done 20 or more patrols at sea. A total of 22 navymen received gold pins from the Prince, who looked dashing dressed in a navy uniform. It was the first time such an award was given out. Chief Petty Officer Stephen Irvine, one of the officers presented with the gold … Continue reading

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Princess Michael visits Tatarstan

  October 26, 2010 at 9:21 am by

From October 22 to October 23, Princess Michael of Kent visited Tatarstan, the republic within Russia. The Princess, who visited Tatarstan for the second time, is very interested in the history and culture of this country – a place where cultures of different peoples are merging. On October 22, Princess Michael met with Mintimer Shaimiev, the first President of Tatarstan, to talk about a new project to revive the ancient … Continue reading

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State Visit from Qatar to the UK

  October 26, 2010 at 9:09 am by

His Highness The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and his Consort, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned, have accepted an invitation of HM The Queen to pay a state visit to the United Kingdom which starts today, Tuesday 26 October, and runs to Thursday 28 October 2010. The Emir and his consort will stay at Windsor Castle during the visit. Before meeting with … Continue reading

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Triple Gloucester Births

  August 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in the past few months have welcomed not one, but three granddaughters. First to be born on 20th May 2010 was The Lady Cosmia Rose Alexandra Windsor. Cosima is the second baby for Alexander and Claire Ulster (otherwise known in royal circles as The Earl and Countess of Ulster, and heir to the Gloucester title). The couple married on 22nd June 2002 at the … Continue reading

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Peter and Autumn Phillips Expecting First Child

  July 16, 2010 at 2:46 am by

Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn, are expecting their first child, as was announced by the British Royal Court earlier this week. The baby is due late this year. The couple, both 32, married in May 2008 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The baby will be the first grandchild of HRH Princess Anne and her first husband, Mark Phillips. This will also be the first great-grandchild of HM the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth at Wimbledon after 33 Years

  June 25, 2010 at 3:04 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II yesterday visited the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, for the first time in thirty-three years. The Queen spent several hours at the event, touring the grounds around ‘Murray Mount’ (or Aorangi Terrace, its proper name) and meeting some of today’s top tennis stars. Accompanied by the Wimbledon Club Chairman Tim Phillips, Queen Elizabeth met a group of ball boys and girls before watching a part of the club’s … Continue reading

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Royals Support Their National Teams at the World Cup In South Africa

  June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am by

Last Saturday the World Cup Soccer has started in South Africa. Five monarchies are participating in the tournament: Denmark, England, Japan, The Netherlands and Spain. Royals from most of these countries wasted no opportunity to travel to South Africa to support their national teams. On Monday Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange attended the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in Johannesburg. Both princes were seated … Continue reading

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Princess Michael and the Duchess of Orléans Commemorate Diane of Poitiers

  June 17, 2010 at 11:05 am by

On May 29th the remains of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henri II of France, was reinterred at the Chateau d’Anet. The ceremony was attended by the Duchess of France, sister-in-law to the pretender of the French throne, and by princess Michael of Kent. Princess Michael wrote the book ‘The Serpent and the Moon’ about the rivalry between Henri II’s wife Catherine de Medici and his mistress Diane of … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed & Princess Haya at the Epsom Classics

  June 9, 2010 at 6:45 am by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein attended the Epsom Oaks Classic Race, which is one of the premier events on the racing calendar in England, on June 5th. At the race, Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya meet with Queen Elizabeth II of Britain. Queen Elizabeth praised Sheikh Mohammed for supporting the British equestrian … Continue reading

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International Conference on Climate and Deforestation in Norway

  May 27, 2010 at 6:36 am by

The Prince of Wales visited Norway due to his participation in the Conference on Climate and Deforestation that took place in Oslo yesterday. In Olso Prince Charles met Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Heads of States, members of the government, ministers and experts from different countries attended the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference 2010 to discuss efforts for the preservation of the world’s rain forests. Crown … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Earns His Wings, Set to Train on Apache Helicopters

  May 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm by

Britain’s Prince Harry earned his wings Friday to mark his graduation from the army’s pilot course. He was presented with his wings by his father Prince Charles as friends, family and girlfriend Chelsy Davy looked on. During the ceremony at the AAC’s Army Aviation Centre at Middle Wallop, Hampshire, Harry switched his hats from a red and black to a pale blue cap. That meant the Prince has moved from … Continue reading

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New Zealand to Keep Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State

  April 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm by

Wednesday April 21st marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 84th birthday, and she got quite a present! In New Zealand, the MPs through out a referendum that was meant to abolish the monarchy. It was voted down 68 to 53 in its first read. Disgruntled republicans are pointing the finger at the Queen’s grandson, Prince William, because his visit to the country likely boosted interest in the royal family. “We think that’s … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Breaks Leg

  April 12, 2010 at 2:51 am by

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has broken her leg, as Clarence House has confirmed. The break occurred while the Duchess was out walking near Birkhall, her residence with HRH The Prince of Wales in Scotland. Initially believing the injury to be nothing more than a sprain, the Duchess went home before going to a local hospital the following day for x-rays. Clarence House confirmed that she had suffered a twisted … Continue reading

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William & Kate: A Wedding At Last?

  April 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm by

All over the world, the media is buzzing over the latest speculation that Britain’s Prince William and his girlfriend of 7 years, Kate Middleton are set to announce their engagement soon. Although rumors of this have been going on for several years now, this time may actually be it. This is all because of an article from The Daily Beast’s Tina Brown. In it, she says a royal source claims … Continue reading

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Royal Tour of Eastern Europe: Poland-Day 1

  March 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm by

TRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have kicked off their 9-day tour of Eastern Europe. Touching down in icy Poland, the royal couple were greeted by the British Ambassador before being whisked off to meet the President Kaczynski and First Lady. The Duchess was on typical elegant form in a lovely berry-pink coat and silk paisley dress by her trusted designer, Anna Valentine. HRH accompanied the … Continue reading

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Prince William’s Girlfriend Wins Privacy Battle

  March 12, 2010 at 9:47 pm by

The longtime girlfriend of Britain’s Prince William has won an apology and compensation from a photograph agency for invading her privacy during Christmas. Kate Middleton was playing tennis with her family when a freelance photographer snapped pictures of her. While the agency, Rex Features, claims the photographer was not an employee, it syndicated the photos of Kate around the world. “Although at the time Rex Features did not know that … Continue reading

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President Zuma’s Visit to the UK

  March 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm by

South African President Jacob Zuma has just undertaken a state visit to the United Kingdom, upon the invitation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. He and his wife, Mrs Thobeka Madiba Zuma, arrived on March 2nd. The following day, March 3rd, the ceremonial welcome took place on Horse Guards Parade. Queen Elizabeth and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the South African President and First Lady, accompanied by TRH the Prince … Continue reading

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