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Engagement of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall Announced

  December 21, 2010 at 8:28 am by

Around one hour ago, on December 21st, the British Royal Court announced the engagement of Miss Zara Phillips, the daughter of HRH the Princess Royal, to Mr Mike Tindall. The announcement, posted on the British Monarchy’s Facebook page and their official website, read: “Announcement of the engagement of Zara Phillips to Mr Mike Tindall, 21 December 2010 The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips are pleased to announce the engagement … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Annual Pre-Christmas Lunch for Family

  December 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm by

The annual Christmas lunch hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for the extended family has taken place. The lunch was a private family affair, but photographers managed to be in the right place at the right to time to snap photos. Gatherings of the whole royal family don’t happen that often and, when they do, it’s usually for some grand occasion like a marriage or major holiday. More than … Continue reading

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Kate Middleton – A High Street Princess

  December 19, 2010 at 8:05 am by

Kate Middleton has faced intense scrutiny in her fashion choices since the announcement of her engagement last month to Prince William. She has become a fashion darling in the nation’s press with her own care-free and easy style. Kate’s love of high street fashion is setting her apart from many others in the limelight and making her an instant hit amongst the British people, especially at this difficult economic time. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Honours Brave British Soldiers

  December 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm by

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth takes part in many investitures every year, but this one was extra special. Corporal Ricky Furgusson was honoured with the Military Cross, for showing extreme bravery after he went to the aid of wounded comrades four times. Corporal Furgusson, 25, lost both legs, an eye, and fingers on both hands in a blast in Afghanistan in January. The soldier, from Telford, Shropshire, spent five weeks in … Continue reading

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Royals Fashion Faceoff

  December 2, 2010 at 4:47 am by

It’s quite normal to see celebrities in the same outfit, especially on the red carpet, but is it normal to see royals in the same outfit/piece? Yes, especially if you share one designer like Belgian designer Natan, who is worn mostly by Crown Princess Mathilde, Crown Princess Maxima and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa – they have been seen in the same piece days after one royal has been seen in … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip attend Royal Premiere

  December 1, 2010 at 11:33 am by

A rare night out at the movies was in order for The Queen and Prince Phillip last night, as they attended the Royal Film Performance. This year’s chosen film was Chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader, the 3rd film in the series. The Royal Film Performance is the major fundraising event of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CBTF). The Queen is patron of the charity, which supports film and … Continue reading

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Prince William Campaigns for England’s 2018 World Cup Bid

  November 30, 2010 at 9:39 pm by

Prince William is in Zurich, Switzerland where he is pushing for England’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. As President of the Football Association, he joined Prime Minister David Cameron and football star David Beckham for the campaign. “If we are successful, I know you will join me in welcoming back to our shores the greatest show on earth,” William said in a message to English football fans. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth & Prince Phillip visit Oman

  November 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm by

Day 1, After a two day visit to Abu Dhabi, the next stop for The Queen and Prince Phillip was Muscat, Oman. Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said welcomed the couple when they arrived at the airport. The formal arrival ceremony was held at the Gates to Old Muscat. It was then off to Al Alam Palace for a welcome coffee ceremony. The event of the afternoon was the opening of … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip visit to Abu Dhabi

  November 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm by

Day One = 24th November Accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of York, The Queen and Prince Phillip have made a flying two day visit to Abu Dhabi. Their first engagement after landing was to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Day Two = 25th November The Queen met HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. Then went on a visit to see the unveiling design for Sheikh Zayed National … Continue reading

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William & Catherine Set the Date

  November 23, 2010 at 8:38 am by

Prince William and his fiancée Catherine Middleton have set the date for their 2011 nuptials – Friday April 29th. A venue was also announced in the press release from Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey: “The marriage of Prince William and Miss Middleton will take place at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th April 2011. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, following the precedence set by the marriages of The Prince … Continue reading

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Catherine “Kate” Middleton’s Engagement Outfit

  November 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm by

In the afternoon of November 16, Clarence House released a brief announcement telling the world about the engagement of Prince William of Wales and his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton. Since this announcement was made, royal-watchers from all around the world could hardly wait for Miss Catherine Middleton’s first official public performance. At 16:45 London hour, the newly engaged couple appeared in front of the media for a photocall in St. … Continue reading

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‘European Vulnerable Children’ Conference in Belgium

  November 21, 2010 at 10:55 am by

On the initiative of Queen Paola, in her capacity as Honorary President of the NGO Child Focus, an organization dedicated to finding missing children, and under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place on Wednesday 17 and Thursday, November 18, 2010 a conference in the Royal Palace in Brussels with the theme “Vulnerable children on the run, a challenge for Europe.” The conference was sponsored … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Engagement Interview

  November 16, 2010 at 10:29 pm by

Following their press call with the British media this afternoon, Prince William and his fiancé Catherine Middleton sat down for an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby. The full interview can be watched here, courtesy of Sky News. A transcript is available from The Mirror. Here are some highlights: Prince William carried the engagement ring, his late mother’s, around in his rucksack for three weeks before finally proposing to Catherine. “I … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Engagement Press Call

  November 16, 2010 at 10:01 pm by

Following the announcement of their long-awaited engagement, Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton held a press call to mark the occassion, at St James’ Palace. At a quarter to five, the couple entered one of the Palace’s reception rooms and were greeted by a slew of reporters and photographers from the British media. William and Catherine, blinded initially by the flashing lightbulbs, posed for photos before answering some questions from … Continue reading

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Prince William and Catherine Middleton Officially Engaged

  November 16, 2010 at 8:17 am by

In breaking news, Clarence House has announced the engagement of HRH Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton, his girlfriend of eight years. The press release read: The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Gloucester visits Bermuda

  November 16, 2010 at 6:41 am by

On November 11, the Duchess of Gloucester, who is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Bermuda Regiment, arrived in Bermuda for an official visit where she presented the Bermuda Regiment with new Colours at the National Sports Center on November 13 (for a detailed explaination about the presentation of colours ceremony, please visit here). It has been her second visit to Bermuda, and the first time she presented the colours to the … Continue reading

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British Royals Remember the Fallen

  November 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm by

The British Royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, remembered Britain’s war dead during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. At 11pm, the United Kingdom fell silent for two minutes. The silence represents the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, when the guns of Europe fell silent. This silence is marked by the firing of a … Continue reading

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Prince William Visits Afghanistan for Remembrance Sunday

  November 14, 2010 at 11:38 am by

Britain’s Prince William made a surprise trip to Afghanistan on November 14th, to mark Remembrance Sunday with British troops serving in the war torn country. He arrived with several military leaders including Minister of Defense, Liam Fox. William attended a service at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where he also laid a poppy wreath at a memorial. He then met with the troops, some of whom the Prince trained with … Continue reading

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Round Up of Queen Elizabeth II & The Duke of Edinburgh’s Events, October 28-November 5

  November 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm by

October 28, 2010, after seeing the Emir of Qatar and his wife off after the official state visit, HM was straight back to work visiting Essex. November 2 saw the Queen receive the High Commissioner for Tanzania, Peter Kallaghe, and the Ambassador of Brazil, Roberto Jaguaribe, at Buckingham Palace, London (see picture). November 3 saw Queen Elizabeth at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. Among the invested were Barbara … Continue reading

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Emir of Qatar and Wife in the UK

  October 29, 2010 at 8:36 am by

The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned arrived in the UK on the 25th for a 2 day tour to the UK, the first since his last visit in 1985. To show that this was a rather special visit, The Emir and his wife stayed at Windsor Castle rather than the more formal Buckingham Palace. The following … Continue reading

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