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Zara Tindall Not on Selection Short-List For Equestrian Team For Rio

  June 22, 2016 at 9:18 am by

Just days after Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg confirmed she would not be competing in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, it has also been announced that Zara Tindall has not been shortlisted to represent Team GB on the equestrian team. It is believed that, although Zara and her mount High Kingdom met the Olympic qualification requirements for selection, the horses’s health issues and fitness is the reason for Zara not being named on … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Joins Rugby Workshop in Manchester

  June 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm by

Alongside the English Under 20s rugby team, Prince Harry participated in a skills workshop in Stockport this afternoon. He joined a mass of local youngsters in a game of touch rugby, before taking part in a series of skill tests led by the Under 20s team (who are into the World Championship final). The workshop was held as part of the Rugby Football Union – of which Harry is vice-patron – … Continue reading

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The Duke of Cambridge’s 34th Birthday

  June 21, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On June 21, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, celebrates his thirty fourth birthday. He was born Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales in 1982 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, as the first child of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. He was christened in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace and his godparents were Constantine II of Greece, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, … Continue reading

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Not The Best Birthday Present: Prince William Watches On As England Draws with Slovakia

  June 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm by

It wasn’t the 34th birthday present that Prince William may have hoped for, as England drew with Slovakia in their group match at the EURO Championships in Saint Etienne, France today. William attended the match in his role as President of the Football Association. Earlier in the day he sent the English team a pep-talk video, reminding them that “the nation is behind you.” The draw means that England finished second … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Gloucester Celebrates 70th Birthday

  June 20, 2016 at 11:00 am by

Today the Duchess of Gloucester, one of the British Royal Family’s quietest achievers, celebrates her seventieth birthday. She was born as Birgitte Eva Henriksen in Odense, Denmark. She attended school in Denmark before going on to study in Switzerland and England, where she met her future husband, Prince Richard of Gloucester, while at Cambridge. After completing her university studies in Copenhagen, Birgitte worked at the Danish Embassy in London from 1971. … Continue reading

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Running Riot: Mia Tindall Holds Court At Polo

  June 19, 2016 at 1:52 pm by

Two-year-old Mia Tindall once again was the centre of attention during a charity polo match as part of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo today. While her mother Zara played in the match between Olympic legends and jockeys, little Mia was on the sidelines, running rings around the legs of her father Mike and grandmother Princess Anne. With a smile, Princess Anne gladly followed her youngest grandchild around as she ran … Continue reading

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Prince William Takes The Field As Prince Harry Wrangles Mia Tindall

  June 18, 2016 at 4:07 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge helped his team to victory during the Maserati Royal Charity Trophy match at the Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire today. William was playing to raise funds for the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust, Mountain Rescue and the Household Cavalry Regiment Foundation. And he had a rambunctious royal audience as he took to the field, with Prince Harry and Zara Tindall on the sidelines watching on. However, the polo … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Takes Home A Trophy on Final Day of Ascot

  June 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm by

It was a banner final day at Royal Ascot for Queen Elizabeth, as she watched on with glee – and suspense – as her horse Dartmouth took out the Hardwicke Stakes. After a steward’s enquiry found no fault with the win, the 90-year-old monarch, dressed in a fetching deep blue coat with an aqua blue hat – was presented with the owner’s trophy and a bottle of Bollinger champagne by her … Continue reading

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The Grandchildren Who Died Before Their Grandmama Victoria

  June 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm by

Britain’s Queen Victoria was a grandmother of 42, with a number of them going on to sit on the thrones of Europe. However, of those 42, there were nine that were outlived by the 81-year-old monarch. Today is the 150th anniversary of the death of the first of those grandchildren to die, Prince Sigismund of Prussia. As a mark of this anniversary, we’ve compiled a list and short biography of the … Continue reading

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Royal Runners All Round On Fourth Day of Ascot

  June 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm by

It wasn’t just The Queen who had a horse running today. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had Carntop running in the King Edward VII Stakes. A short interview with the trainer Ralph Beckett revealed that Charles and Camilla are both very passionate about their horses and their training. They were seen in the pre-parade ring before Carntop went out and placed 5th out of 9 horses. … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Pays Visit to Royal Ballet School

  June 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm by

The Prince of Wales today paid a visit to one of his patronages, the Royal Ballet, at the organisation’s campus at White Lodge in Richmond Park. Charles was shown around the campus (which included stops at the art rooms and academic sections of the school), met with staff and students and was treated to a showcase of several ballet performances by students in the Margot Fonteyn Theatre. He was also … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Some Vintage Royal Ascot

  June 17, 2016 at 10:00 am by

Considering the main event of this week is Royal Ascot, our Flashback Friday for today brings you some vintage shots of Ascot years past. June 17, 1948: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret June 17, 1969: Princess Anne June 17, 1980: Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark June 17, 1981: The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer June 17, 1987: The Duchess of York and Princess Margaret … Continue reading

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Kevin Spacey Receives Honorary KBE From Prince Charles

  June 16, 2016 at 5:49 pm by

American actor Kevin Spacey was presented with his honorary KBE today at Clarence House by the Prince of Wales. The House of Cards star received the honour – becoming an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – for his “services to theatre, arts education and international culture.” He was previously an Honorary Commander of the same order from 2010. Between 2004 and 2015, Spacey was … Continue reading

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Prince William Speaks at London 2016 Founders Forum

  June 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge was today present at the London 2016 Founders Forum, a technology conference. After viewing some of the latest creative technological developments – including dancing robots and a human-carrying drone – the Duke gave a speech about cyber-bullying and what must be done to bring it do an end. A slightly different helicopter from the one HRH is used to flying…@Founders_Forum #FFLondon pic.twitter.com/cOFwVOjUxx — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June … Continue reading

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Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

  June 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm by

It was Ladies Day at Royal Ascot today, which was attended by various members of the royal family. Those in attendance were the Queen, Prince Philip, the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal, the Countess of Wessex, Princess Alexandra, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor, Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, Prince El Hassan and Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan, Sheikh Mohammed bin … Continue reading

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Twos A Charm! Kate and Mary Make Their Ascot Debuts

  June 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm by

We were treated to a right royal show at Ascot today with the debut appearance of not only the Duchess of Cambridge but also Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. As guests – we believe – of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, who have known the couple for over 10 years, Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik enjoyed a seat in the second carriage and dinner at Windsor castle with The … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Admits ‘School Was A Nightmare’ During Youth Charity Visit

  June 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm by

Princess Beatrice of York has spoken of how her dyslexia impacted her time at school today during a visit to School 21 in East London with Holly Branson. The visit was made to help raise money for youth projects supported by the charity Big Change, which was started by Beatrice and Holly – with a group of others – in 2012 to support projects that assist young people to develop crucial … Continue reading

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The Duke of Cambridge Appears on Cover of UK’s Leading Gay Magazine

  June 15, 2016 at 7:44 am by

Whilst signing the book of condolence at the US Embassy yesterday, Prince William announced he will be appearing in the monthly magazine Attitude which comes out today. The interview has been set up for months, but it’s very poignant the Duke decided to mention his contribution at yesterday’s meeting. The magazine has featured just as many straight celebrities on its cover as those who are openly gay over the years, with … Continue reading

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British Royals at Day One of Royal Ascot

  June 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm by

Today, various members of the British Royal Family attended the first day of the Royal Ascot races. In attendance were the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, Prince Harry, Zara and Mike Tindall, the Countess of Wessex, Princesses Beatrice, Viscountess Linley and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were unable to be present as they were attending … Continue reading

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Oh This Old Thing…

  June 14, 2016 at 5:56 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were honorary guests at the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland’s Garden Party at Hillsborough Castle today. Last year royal guests were The Earl and Countess of Wessex and the year before Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh attended. Embed from Getty Images Arriving in County Down after signing the book of condolence for the victims in Orlando, the couple were greeted to … Continue reading

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