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Prince William Begins Tour of New Zealand

  January 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm by

Prince William began his two-day official visit to New Zealand Sunday morning local time. With little fanfare, he was greeted by Prime Minister John Key and Governor-General Anand Satyanand at the Auckland International Airport. New Zealand is the first stop on the Prince’s five day tour of the Oceania area. An Australian visit is set for Tuesday. This tour is meant to give the second-in-line to the British throne a … Continue reading

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Prince William Receives RAF Wings, as Kate Looks On

  January 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm by

Britain’s Prince William received his RAF wings today, with those closest to him cheering him on. William recently completed a year long course in becoming a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, something that has been a dream of his for while. The Prince and brought his father, Prince Charles, and stepmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, to the ceremony. Also there was William’s longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton and her family. Cameras caught the … Continue reading

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Prince William’s Visit to Lincolnshire

  January 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm by

Monday was a busy day for Prince William. He was in Lincolnshire for a total of three visits – one to a hospital, another to a school, and then finally the Royal Air Force in Coningsby. In the morning, William went to St. Barnabas Hospice with his aunt, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, elder sister to the late Princess Diana and who is the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire. The Prince spent over … Continue reading

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Portrait of William & Harry Unveiled

  January 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm by

Today at London’s National Portrait Gallery, a historic portrait of royal brothers Princes William and Harry was unveiled. Done by Nicky Philipps, the 54in by 58in oil painting depicts the two in military uniform, having a conversation before a supposed big event. Prince William is shown wearing a blue sash and star of the Order of the Garter and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal, while Prince Harry is depicted wearing … Continue reading

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Laura Lopes Delivers Twin Boys

  January 3, 2010 at 8:21 am by

Laura Lopes, the daughter of the Duchess of Cornwall, gave birth to twin boys on December 30th. The newborns, Laura’s second and third children with husband Harry (daughter Eliza was born in January 2008), have been named Gus and Louis. Clarence House confirmed the news, adding that “mother and sons are doing well.” The spokesperson also said that the Duchess was “absolutely delighted” by the new additions, and that the … Continue reading

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Prince William Spends Night in Alleyway for Charity

  December 22, 2009 at 3:54 pm by

The young man who will one day be King of Great Britain, spent a night in London’s alleyways to better understand the plight of the homeless. Prince William did this for the homeless charity, Centrepoint, which he is patron of. The Prince, along with Seyi Obakin, chief executive of Centrepoint and a few others, slept near the Thames River on cardboard boxes as temperatures fell to 25 degrees Fahrenheit (minus … Continue reading

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Prince William Gives Moving Speech to Military Heroes

  December 16, 2009 at 12:28 am by

Tuesday evening, British royal brothers, Princes William and Harry, attended the Sun Military Awards to pay tribute to the UK’s servicemen and women. The star-studded event was held at the Imperial War Museum, and was hosted by The Sun newspaper. William told the troops it was “a privilege and an honor” to wear the same uniform as them. “This country is blessed with its Armed Forces,” the future King said … Continue reading

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Prince William is a “Redneck,” Says Pink

  December 13, 2009 at 8:34 pm by

U.S. pop singer, Pink, is publicly badmouthing Britain’s Prince William for his stance on hunting animals. She recently told music bible, Q magazine, that she wrote the second in line to the throne a letter criticising him for the blood-sport. To her surprise, William responded. “I wrote to him to protest about fox hunting and I figured he would be this stuffy, privileged a**hole. But he’s like a red-neck from … Continue reading

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2009 Royal Variety Performance

  December 13, 2009 at 7:11 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended the 2009 Royal Variety Performance on December 7th, in Blackpool. The star-studded bash, hosted by comedian Peter Kay, included performances by Bette Midler, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, singer Mika and the winner of X-Factor Alexandra Burke. But it was two American starlets who stole the show, through their risqué and “outlandish” performances – Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. While … Continue reading

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British Royals Remember the Fallen

  November 9, 2009 at 3:46 am by

Under the watchful eye of British veterans and their families, the British Royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, remembered Britain’s war dead during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Centopah in Whitehall. At exactly 11 AM, two minutes of silence were observed in memory of those who died for Queen (as well as King) and Country. Following the Queen and the Duke who placed … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips attends 2009 Emirates Melbourne Cup

  November 5, 2009 at 4:11 am by

Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, has paid a flying visit to Melbourne, Australia, where she attended the 2009 Emirates Melbourne Cup. Zara attended the event on Tuesday November 3rd as one of the year’s international guests (others included Good Charlotte rockers Benji and Joel Madden), and was a prominent fixture in the Birdcage (the place to be). Wearing a royal blue frock by American brand Thread … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts State Banquet for President of India

  October 30, 2009 at 11:06 pm by

Queen Elizabeth hosted this week’s State Visit by the President of India Pratibha Patil and her husband Dr Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat. The 3-day visit began on October 27, 2009 with a welcome ceremony at Windsor Castle. A carriage procession through the streets of Windsor, a private lunch with the Queen and an inspection of the Honour Guard were all part of that first day. A State Banquet was held in … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria’s descendants suffered from ‘Christmas Disease’

  October 9, 2009 at 7:20 pm by

“Science” journal published results of a study which found that some of Queen Victoria’s male descendants suffered from a severe form of blood clotting disorder Haemophilia B, also known as the Christmas Disease. Although it has already been known that the British Queen’s descendants were affected by Haemophilia, this is the first time the exact form of the disease was identified. The scientists examined DNA samples extracted from the remains … Continue reading

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Frederik & Anne Launch New Save the Children Campaign

  October 5, 2009 at 10:32 pm by

TRH Crown Prince Frederik and The Princess Royal today joined forces in Copenhagen for the launch of the Save the Children Fund’s new campaign, “Knit a Hat,” at the Fund’s centre in Copenhagen. The two royals, who are both patrons of the Save the Children Fund, brought along a knitted hat to donate, in keeping with the new campaign. “Knit a Hat” aims to reduce infant mortality rates in developing … Continue reading

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Diana Exhibit Travels Again

  October 5, 2009 at 2:54 am by

American admirers of the late Princess Diana should take advantage of an opportunity to visit a traveling exhibit, organized by Earl Spencer, now showing at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania until December 31, 2009. Earl Spencer appeared on The Today Show last week and was interviewed by Matt Lauer. Among the objects brought by Spencer for the interview were the beautiful black, cleavage-baring Jacques Azagury dress worn on … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Honors Brave Children

  September 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm by

Prince Harry spent his day off from helicopter training to take part in Monday night’s WellChild Children’s Health Awards. The ceremony honored the courage of British children as they dealt with serious illnesses. While the children and their parents were thrilled to see the Prince in their midst, there was one child who was not impressed. “Are you sure you are Prince Harry?” asked six year-old Alex Burke. “Where’s your … Continue reading

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Duchess of Gloucester Opens New Hospice Unit

  September 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm by

The Duchess of Gloucester officially opened a refurbished inpatient unit at the Heart of Kent Hospice. The new unit was the result of a £286,000 grant provided by the Department of Health, with the goal of improving the environment for the terminally ill adults who are served by the hospice. According to an article from Kentnews.co.uk, the Duchess was welcomed to the area by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, and … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria – The Longest-Reigning Monarch in British History

  September 25, 2009 at 4:10 pm by

On September 25, 1896, Queen Victoria became the longest-reigning Monarch in British History, surpassing George III’s reign, who was King for 59 years. Victoria also left behind the longest-reigning English and Scottish Monarchs, Henry III and James VI, who had reigned for 56 and 57 years respectively. She was a Queen for 63 years and 216 days. Grand commemorative events were planned for the occasion; however the Queen requested all … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix and Prince Philip Honour Liberation of Nijmegen

  September 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm by

HM Queen Beatrix and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh yesterday commemorated the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Dutch city of Nijmegen from German occupation during World War II. The city was the first Dutch city to fall to German hands in 1940. The royal pair inspected the customary guard of honour, before laying wreaths at the Resistance Monument at Traianus Square. Speeches were made by both Dutch, British … Continue reading

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Prince William Holds Breath – and Large Tarantula

  September 14, 2009 at 8:11 pm by

Prince William showed enthusiasm today as he opened the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum. He did, however, seem less than enthusiastic when asked to hold a large, hairy tarantula just before the official opening. The arachnid, an eight-inch wide Mexican Red Kneed named Sarah, was being shown to children at the Attenborough Studio when its minders politely asked the Prince if he would like to hold her. “Ooh, … Continue reading

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