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Derby Day Fashion

  June 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm by

Royal Ascot may be just over a week away but royal watchers got a small taste of the high fashion and hats that will be on show when the Queen, Princess Alexandra of Kent and Princess Haya of Jordan attended Derby Day at Epsom on Saturday. The Queen wore a pretty pink herring-bone coat with a matching trilby shaped hat. image This outfit had been worn a number of times … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Honors Veterans at D-Day Ceremony

  June 6, 2009 at 10:01 pm by

During day 2 of her Canadian visit, Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Countess of Wessex, visited with World War II veterans at the an event honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day at the Military Museum in Calgary. The Countess is currently visiting Canada with her husband, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. She has been busy with engagements of her own, including today’s event at the museum, which was attended by over … Continue reading

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Dubai Ruler meets Queen Elizabeth at Epsom Derby

  June 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his wife HRH Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain met with Queen Elizabeth II of England while attending the Epsom Derby race. Sheikh Mohammed and Queen Elizabeth talked about horse racing in England and in Dubai, as well as the horses owned by Sheikh Mohammed. Queen Elizabeth wished Sheikh Mohammed all the … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Honors Police, Military During Royal Visit to Canada

  June 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm by

Sophie Rhys-Jones, who is better known as the Countess of Wessex, is currently enjoying a whirlwind visit to Canada with her husband, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. While her husband has been very busy with several engagements, Sophie hasn’t exactly been sitting around. Yesterday, she presented OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino a certificate of registration for an official tartan for the police force, according to an article in the Toronto … Continue reading

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Charles: Tree-hugging and those pesky Grey Squirrels

  June 4, 2009 at 7:21 am by

It is a little difficult for many to reconcile the picture of Prince Charles the “Conservationist” with Prince Charles the “Dalek” . . . . . . Exterminate . . . . . . exterminate, well you get the picture.  Yet we live in a world where the delicate balance of our eco-systems are at war with man, and man’s strokes of sheer genius in pursuit of greater excellence often … Continue reading

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Prince Charles To Attend D-Day Ceremony in France

  June 3, 2009 at 5:50 pm by

There has been a circus surrounding the preparations for the D-Day 65th anniversary this weekend, as no member of the British Royal Family was invited; and the situation has received media coverage globally. The anniversary will be attended by Presidents Sarkozy and Obama, but questions were raised when no member of the British Royal Family was announced as attending. The royal household initially stated that no royal was attending as … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie on Football Charity Outing

  June 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm by

HRH Princess Eugenie of York returned to royal duties after her gap year travels last week, conducting a day of football-themed charitable engagements. Eugenie partnered with Sir David Tang, a family friend, to bring young members of the Hong Kong Down’s Syndrome Association’s Dragon Football Team to Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge. On the pitch, the young football enthusiasts met with one of England’s most famous players, midfielder Frank Lampard. … Continue reading

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Calls To Extend Public Access to Buckingham Palace

  June 2, 2009 at 8:42 pm by

Buckingham Palace is to many an emblem of the British Monarchy. According to reports however, it is also a palace in need of some serious renovations. It is argued that the palace should open its doors to the public more often to fund the repairs and renovations. In total, renovations needed for the royal estate (not just Buckingham Palace) are expected to amount to £32 million, more than double the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry in New York – Day 2

  June 2, 2009 at 9:43 am by

Prince Harry spent his second and final day in New York doing more fun events than on Friday, where he laid a wreath at Ground Zero and met with war veterans. Saturday however saw him mingle with Harlem students and participate in the sport of kings – polo. In the morning, Prince Harry went up to Harlem with fellow royal Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to the Harlem Children’s Zone. The … Continue reading

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Coronation Day

  June 2, 2009 at 4:33 am by

Today is one of the Days on which it is commanded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that the Union Flag be flown on all UK Government Buildings, Gun Salutes will be fired, at St. George’s Chapel and Westminster Abbey the bells will be rung and in the Abbey evensong will feature Byrd’s “O Lord Make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen”. These celebrations are all in honour of Coronation Day, … Continue reading

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Prince Charles’s Image and Vision

  June 1, 2009 at 10:34 am by

Over the last several years we have been hearing a lot about Prince Charles and who he is. It is almost as if he had just sprung onto the world stage full grown, as it were. It seemed as if we had forgotten that a very young looking Prince Charles “arrived” on the adult stage on his investiture as Prince of Wales. Since that day his almost every move has … Continue reading

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New Zealand Artist’s Work Featured in the Highgrove Florilegium

  May 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm by

The Highgrove Florilegium was first produced in 2008 and this year a New Zealander’s work is to be included in the second volume. Susan Worthington is quick to emphasise that she is not a botanist, but that her water colour paintings are botanically correct. Less than 200 copies of the latest volume of the Highgrove Florilegium are to be printed, and will fetch a remarkable price tag – that of … Continue reading

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Prince Harry in New York – Day 1

  May 29, 2009 at 3:33 pm by

Prince Harry is in New York City for the next 36 hours. He arrived in the Big Apple earlier today. The third in line to the British throne is here to raise money for his charity, Sentebale, and pay his respects to those who died in the 9/11 terror attacks. The latter was the first event on Harry’s agenda for Friday. He stopped by Ground Zero, and met with New … Continue reading

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Is this the end of the line for the royal corgis?

  May 28, 2009 at 7:45 pm by

is reporting that the Queen has decided to stop breeding corgis. Recently, the Queen lost two corgis to cancer, and allegedly she is so devastated by the loss that she will not be replacing her dogs. There seems to be some discrepancy as to how many corgis and dorgis (corgi-dachshund crosses) that the Queen now owns; one article says that there are now seven dogs. Additionally, none of the other … Continue reading

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A Reminder of John Brown

  May 28, 2009 at 7:04 pm by

Few royal friendships have spawned controversy and even a movie a century later, but Queen Victoria’s attachment to her ghillie, John Brown, was exceptional. There were even rumors in their time that the depressed widow had married her wild Scotsman, earning her the nickname Mrs. Brown. In 1997 Dame Judi Dench and Billie Connolly reenacted the relationship in the movie Mrs. Brown. The Queen mourned when Brown, who had advanced … Continue reading

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Old photo of a young Princess Elizabeth comes to light

  May 27, 2009 at 2:14 pm by

A photograph taken in 1935 was found by chance by a museum curator, in a box of old photographs. The subject of the photograph is the then Princess Elizabeth, now Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who was sitting for a scupture commissioned by her parents, King George V and Queen Elizabeth (at the time Duke and Duchess of York). The picture was taken along with the sculpture of the nine … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Security under Review after Breach

  May 27, 2009 at 9:43 am by

The security of Buckingham Palace has been questioned following the revelation that several media personnel have been able to gain access to the palace. One journalist was even employed by the Palace a few years ago, while another two are reputed to have gained entry to the palace in return for a £1,000 bribe. The latter journalists toured the royal family’s fleet of cars, including those personally used by HM … Continue reading

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Prince of Wales Provides Input into London Redevelopment Process

  May 27, 2009 at 8:19 am by

Using a bit of royal-to-royal pull, and acting via his Foundation for the Built Environment, The Prince of Wales has been heard in his vocal objections to a modern design for a London redevelopment site. Developer Qatari Diar plans to build 552 flats in 17 blocks on the former Chelsea Barracks site in west London. Qatari Diar is owned by the Qatari Investment Authority, the investment arm of the sovereign … Continue reading

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By Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  May 27, 2009 at 7:41 am by

One often notices, when out shopping, that many items carry the Royal Coat of Arms and the legend “By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen….” These companies are holders of a Royal Warrant to indicate that the Royal Household uses their produce; it is the greatest honour a UK business can have. From Smythson of Bond Street, Barbour and Fortnum & Mason to Heinz, Silver Spoon Sugar and McIlhenny Company … Continue reading

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Will Queen Elizabeth II Attend the 2010 Winter Olympics?

  May 26, 2009 at 9:35 pm by

It has been confirmed that HM Queen Elizabeth II has been invited to attend the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver as a guest of honour. As yet, there has been no official response to the invitation, however, if it is accepted, it is some sources suggest that HM would open the Olympic Games on February 12 2010. This is far from certain however, with other reports stating that while HM … Continue reading

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