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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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Charles and Camilla Kick-Off Three-Day Visit to Canada

  June 29, 2017 at 5:20 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s three-day visit to Canada to mark the country’s 150th anniversary began today, with the royal couple arriving in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, along the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Greeted at the airport by Canadian Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon, Prince Charles and Camilla then headed to an official welcoming ceremony at Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, which included traditional Inuit elements to honour … Continue reading

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Tweed Gucci For Kate As She Opens New V&A Exhibition Road Quarter

  June 29, 2017 at 11:03 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Exhibition Road Quarter today, and was given a tour of the “new public areas and gallery space” that make up the Quarter. She chose an outfit that is a little out of her usual fashion repertoire, a black and white tweed Gucci dress with red trim around the seams and gold buttons on the four pockets. A pair of black pumps … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Says Goodbye To Beloved Horse Toytown

  June 28, 2017 at 7:42 am by

“I’m heartbroken to say that yesterday morning I had to say goodbye to my greatest friend and horse of a lifetime, Toytown,” Zara Tindall announced in a statement this morning, confirming the death of her most well-known mount. She described him as “the most incredible athlete with the biggest heart”, who “made my career”. “I couldn’t be more grateful to him for the amazing times we had together. He was … Continue reading

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Funeral of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma Held at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge

  June 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm by

Over 500 mourners were present at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge on Tuesday for the funeral service of the late Patricia Knatchbull, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who died on June 13 aged 93. Among them were Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh (the late Countess’s first cousin), the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duchess of … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Grenfell Tower Survivors and Relief Volunteers

  June 27, 2017 at 3:32 pm by

On Tuesday, the Prince of Wales visited the Westway Sports Centre where he met with survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire that has claimed at least 79 lives. He listened to the survivors’ stories of escape, and spoke with some who had lost family members in the June 14 tragedy. He had earlier inspected the wall of flowers and tributes left to those who perished. Prince Charles also spent time meeting and … Continue reading

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The Duke of Gloucester In Kazakhstan For World EXPO

  June 27, 2017 at 6:14 am by

The Duke of Gloucester paid a visit to Kazakhstan on Monday, where he visited the United Kingdom’s pavilion at World EXPO 2017 being held in Astana. He was shown around the pavilion which features British interests in renewable energy and is aimed a promoting the country as a scientific leader. This year’s EXPO is held under the theme ‘Future Energy’. Prince Richard’s visit coincided with United Kingdom National Day, a specific … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Honoured By Vienna’s Spanish Riding School

  June 26, 2017 at 9:55 pm by

The Princess Royal was honoured on Friday by the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna. The former equestrian Princess is the recipient of the School’s Prix de l’École d’Équitation Espagnole de Vienne for 2017. Princess Anne was presented with the award, a Swarovski crystal statuette in the shape of ‘Maestro Superba’ (“a stallion performing a Leavde”), for her long-standing contributions and efforts in horse breeding and equestrian.

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Charles and Camilla Pay Tribute To Manchester Terror Attack First Responders

  June 26, 2017 at 1:54 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall paid an emotional visit on Monday to Manchester, where they met with staff and first responders on duty the night of May 22, when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena at the conclusion of an Ariana Grande concert. Members of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit showed Prince Charles and the Duchess the exact spot where the … Continue reading

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