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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – Edward VIII

  July 9, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Today’s profile of the Windsor monarchs is on the House’s second, yet brief, King – Edward VIII, later the Duke of Windsor. Monarch: Edward VIII of the United Kingdom Full Name: Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Reign: January 20, 1936 – December 11, 1936 Coronation: Uncrowned Date and Place of Birth: June 23, 1894 – White Lodge, Richmond upon Thames Date and Place of Death: May 28, 1972 – Villa Windsor, Paris Parents: George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Two-Day Visit to Leeds

  July 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm by

During his two-day visit to Leeds this past Thursday and Friday, Prince Harry visited a number of charities in city connected to his patronages and personal interests. He began at a mental health charity fair hosted by the Leeds Community Foundation where the Prince delivered a speech on the subject, which he and the Cambridges have been working on through their Heads Together campaign. While speaking of the positive steps … Continue reading

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Prince William Joins Tarmac Team In Norfolk Charity Polo Match

  July 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge and the Tarmac Team participated in the first Norfolk Polo Royal Charity Cup on Friday, the match ending in a 4-4 draw against their opponents, Feedmark. Prince William’s team were in the lead up until the end of the final chukka, when their opponents scored an equaliser in the dying moments of the match. Both teams later agreed to call the match a draw instead of playing out … Continue reading

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Brilliant in Blue: Queen Elizabeth Visits Royal Society of Edinburgh

  July 7, 2017 at 11:38 am by

For her last engagement of Holyrood Week, Queen Elizabeth paid a visit to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Friday where she presented the annual Royal Medals to three individuals. This year’s medals went to Professor Peter Boyle Corr for his contribution to global cancer control, Professor Tessa Holyoake for her contribution to the field of life sciences, and Donald Runnicles for his contribution to music on an international level. The … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Marks Anniversary of Army Air Corps

  July 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm by

As their Colonel-in-Chief, the Prince of Wales joined members of the Army Air Corps at Salisbury Cathedral on Thursday for a ceremony celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. Prince Charles first inspected a guard of honour outside the Cathedral, before he presented the unit with its new guidon, granter by Queen Elizabeth for the occasion. He then addressed the crowd of 1,200 current servicemen from the unit, veterans, and their families. “As the … Continue reading

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A Canal For You, Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Engagements in Scotland

  July 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm by

Queen Elizabeth added yet another location named after her to her stable, as she and the Duke of Edinburgh today officially named the Queen Elizabeth II Canal in the Falkirk District. The couple joined a flotilla of sea craft along the canal to The Helix during the visit, which included an inspection of The Kelpies, two larger-than-life horse sculptures created by Andy Scott. Afterwards, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke headed to Stirling … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Begins Visit to China to Mark Diplomatic Ties Anniversary

  July 4, 2017 at 4:44 pm by

The Princess Royal has embarked on an official visit to the People’s Republic of China this week, to mark forty-five years of ambassadorial ties between the United Kingdom and China. Her visit began with a series of engagements on Tuesday, including a tour of the Forbidden City in Beijing given by Madame Liu Yandong, the country’s Vice Premier. Princess Anne also launched the British Horse Society’s new education system, and visited … Continue reading

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A Royal Garden Party in Edinburgh

  July 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm by

Over 8,000 people have attended a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh today hosted by Queen Elizabeth, who was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York. Among the guests were veterans of the Women’s Royal Naval Service and members of Police Scotland. Earlier in the day, Queen Elizabeth received the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, in an audience at the Palace (Sturgeon later attended … Continue reading

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Happy 75th Birthday to Prince Michael of Kent

  July 4, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Prince Michael of Kent today turns seventy-five. He was born in 1942 at Coppins, the country home of his parents – Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark – in Buckinghamshire. The Prince was only seven weeks old when his father was killed in a plane crash. Michael was raised alongside his two older siblings, Edward and Alexandra. He attended Sunningdale and Eton before military training … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Heads North For Holyrood Week

  July 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Edinburgh on Monday to begin her annual week of engagements in the capital, known as Holyrood Week. She participated in the traditional welcoming ceremony, the Ceremony of the Keys, in the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. During the ceremony, the monarch is presented the keys to the city by the Lord Provost, this year Frank Ross. In accordance with tradition, Queen Elizabeth immediately returned … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Visits Hampton Court Flower Show

  July 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

Wearing a white A-line skirted frock from Suzannah that she wore at Royal Ascot last month, the Countess of Wessex paid a visit to the Hampton Court Flower Show on Monday. Sophie toured the show on its preview day, paying particular attention to the show garden put together by Blind Veterans UK, one of her newest patronages. The aim of the charity’s garden is to “offer a sensory stimulus to those with … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Wimbledon Appearance As Patron

  July 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm by

Monday was a double-debut day for the Duchess of Cambridge, as she made her first appearance at Wimbledon as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, debuting a new hairstyle in the process. Her new locks were noticeably shorter than her last public appearance, now sitting just below her shoulders. Catherine – who took over the patronage of the AELTC in December last year – met with … Continue reading

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George and Charlotte To Join Parents On Poland-Germany Visit

  July 3, 2017 at 8:09 am by

Kensington Palace has today released the program for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s upcoming visit to Poland and Germany, revealing that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be accompanying their parents. The two youngsters however are likely to only be seen upon the family’s arrival in Poland, and their departure from Germany. During the five-day visit, William and Catherine will spend the first two days in Poland, where they … Continue reading

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Pavlos and Olympia’s Milestone Birthdays Celebrated With ‘Revolution’ Bash

  July 2, 2017 at 7:19 am by

Last night, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his eldest child, Princess Maria Olympia, were joined by scores of friends and family for a joint milestone birthday celebration at a sprawling manor in Gloucestershire. Prince Pavlos turned fifty in May, while Olympia will celebrate her twenty-first birthday on July 25. Among the guests attending the ‘revolution’ themed bash were Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Windsor100: Monarch Profile – George V

  July 2, 2017 at 6:00 am by

The House of Windsor this month celebrates the centenary of its founding by King George V of the United Kingdom, as a result of increasing anti-German sentiment among the British people as the First World War continued and continued. The Royal Forums Blog will be running a few special blog entries over the coming weeks as part of the anniversary (keep an eye out for entries headed ‘Windsor100’), including profiles of … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Palace of Holyroodhouse

  July 2, 2017 at 3:30 am by

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom Built: 1501-1505 (original palace); 1528-1536 (remaining north-west tower); 1671–1679 (current form) Architect: Sir William Bruce (current form) Commissioned By: James IV of Scotland (original palace); James V of Scotland (remaining 16th century portions); Charles II of England (current form) Style: Baroque Rooms: 289 On The Palace Grounds: Palace Gardens, ruins of the Augustinian Holyrood Abbey, the Queen’s Gallery Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of the United Kingdom, in right of The Crown Current … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Canada! Charles and Camilla Join Celebrations In Ottawa

  July 1, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have joined Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, which this year have the added importance of being the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Alongside Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, Charles and Camilla watched a number of performances that highlight the “cultural vitality” of Canada during official celebrations at Parliament … Continue reading

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Mike Tindall and Daughter Mia Enjoy A Golfing Day Out

  July 1, 2017 at 2:57 pm by

Mike Tindall took his daughter Mia to the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales to play golf on July 1. Mia once again displayed her cheeky personality as she had a go at hitting a golf ball. She wore a black and white striped skirt and a plain white top. During their time at the golf resort, Mike also signed autographs for admiring fans who were waiting outside. The two were … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Honour Canadian Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

  June 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

On the second day of their visit to Canada, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Ontario where they paid their respects to the 158 Canadian military personnel who died during the country’s involvement in the Afghan war. The couple laid wreaths at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Trenton. They also spent time at 8 Wing-Canadian Forces Base Trenton, meeting with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry Honour Young People From Across The Commonwealth

  June 29, 2017 at 6:03 pm by

At Buckingham Palace on Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II presented the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders with their awards to honour their exceptional community work. The winners are selected from across the Commonwealth, and must be aged between 18 and 29. Following the presentation in the Palace’s Throne Room, the Queen and the leaders were then joined by the Duke of York, Prince Harry and former Prime Minister Sir John Major for … Continue reading

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