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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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Prince and Princess Michael of Kent At Venice Biennale

  May 7, 2015 at 4:50 am by

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent last night attended a dinner in connection with the Venice Biennale, an annual art and cultural event held in Venice, Italy. The couple were guests at the dinner arranged by the Cini Foundation on the isle of San Giorgio Maggiore. View image | gettyimages.com Prince and Princess Michael at a dinner in Venice for the Venice Bienniale, May 6.

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Prince Harry Spends Time In Sydney Before NZ Visit

  May 7, 2015 at 1:21 am by

Prince Harry has spent the final days of his military secondment with the Australian Defence Force in Sydney, today participating with a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House. The Prince, dressed in his combat fatigues, arrived at the Opera House via boat and was shown around the grounds by New South Wales’s Premier, Mike Baird. Around 500 people gathered at the Bennelong stairs to catch a glimpse of Harry before he … Continue reading

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The Duke of Cambridge and His Family Head To Anmer Hall

  May 6, 2015 at 11:56 am by

It was just a matter of days until the new Cambridge family of four would move to their 10 bedroom country house in Norfolk. The Duke of Cambridge was seen driving a Range Rover out of Kensington Palace earlier today with the Duchess of Cambridge and their children, 21 month old son Prince George and 5 day old daughter, Princess Charlotte. This was Princess Charlotte’s first outing since leaving hospital on … Continue reading

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British Royal Waxworks Unveiled in Washington, D.C.

  May 5, 2015 at 11:02 pm by

Madame Tussauds in Washington, D.C. has unveiled its newest waxworks, members of the British Royal Family. Four new wax figures – Queen Elizabeth, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – have gone on show. They will be displayed until August. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen’s figure replicates her official diamond jubilee portrait, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in black-tie evening wear (Catherine’s wax … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s Birth Registered Before Meeting Relatives

  May 5, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the latest addition to the British Royal Family, was registered at Westminster Register Office in London on May 5. Her parents’ occupations were listed  as “Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom” on the birth certificate, whilst Charlotte’s full name was registered as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge. View image | gettyimages.com A formal statement was made by Kensington Palace upon Princess Charlotte’s … Continue reading

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Baby Cambridge: She’s A Charlotte!

  May 4, 2015 at 10:15 am by

Kensington Palace have revealed the name of the newborn daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Charlotte. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana,” their Tweet said a short time ago. View image | gettyimages.com The names are with links to the Royal Family: Charlotte was the name of George IV, and is also the feminine form … Continue reading

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Prince Charles and Camilla Meet Baby Cambridge

  May 3, 2015 at 11:53 am by

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were seen arriving at Kensington Palace around lunchtime today. The couple met the new addition to the family during the visit. It’s said that the couple’s visit lasted for about an hour and a half. Prince Charles was seen leaving the palace with a huge smile on his face, earlier in the week said he was hoping for a granddaughter. The Prince of … Continue reading

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Baby Cambridge Makes Her Public Debut

  May 2, 2015 at 7:22 pm by

The newest addition to the Cambridge family has made her first public appearance, as she left hospital with her parents this evening. William, Catherine and their newborn daughter appeared on the steps outside the Lindo Wing’s main entrance to greet the waiting media before retreating back into the building. The Duchess – who gave birth at 8:34 this morning, local time – looked in high spirits, wearing a bespoke white … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Attends Amalgamation Parade In Richmond

  May 2, 2015 at 3:10 pm by

Just hours after the news she has another great-granddaughter was announced, Queen Elizabeth was at Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire attending the amalgamation parade of two British military regiments. And in a nod to the new Cambridge Princess, the Queen donned a fuchsia Karl Ludwig coat and matching Angela Kelly hat. View image | gettyimages.com During the event, which saw The Queen’s Royal Lancers and the 9th/12th Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) regiments … Continue reading

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