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Exclusive Photo of Queen Elizabeth for Vanity Fair Cover

  May 31, 2016 at 9:31 am by

Another of the photographs taken in April by Annie Leibovitz of Queen Elizabeth will grace the cover of the next edition of Vanity Fair UK to mark the monarch’s 90th birthday. The photo shows the Queen in the garden at Windsor Castle with four of her beloved dogs, Willow, Holly, Vulcan and Candy. Another unseen photo is of the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the Oak Sitting Room of the Castle. “I … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Visiting Romania Too!

  May 31, 2016 at 6:12 am by

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is currently in Romania and was received by Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and Prince Radu during the start of his latest visit to the country he is so fond of.  In his usual gallant style, Prince Charles kissed the Princess’s hand during the warm and friendly greeting outside the Palace gates, before the royal party walked along a red carpet and past uniformed … Continue reading

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On This Day: Henry VIII Marries Third Wife, Jane Seymour

  May 30, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Back in 1536 – the year dubbed that of the ‘Three Queens’ – Henry VIII of England took his third wife, Jane Seymour, in holy matrimony (well, as holy as any marriage of Henry VIII’s could be!). They were married on May 30 in the Queen’s Closet at Whitehall Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer. The private ceremony was held a mere eleven days after the execution of … Continue reading

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Camilla and Juan Carlos Watch On As Duke of Wellington’s Daughter Marries in Spain

  May 29, 2016 at 10:38 am by

Lady Charlotte Wellesley, daughter of the Duke of Wellington and his wife Princess Antonia of Prussia, married Alejandro Santo Domingo yesterday in a ceremony held at the Church of the Incarnation in Granada, Spain. Todas las fotos de la boda del año: la de Alejandro Santo Domingo y Lady Charlotte Wellesley https://t.co/2xqM4xvjSP pic.twitter.com/dVE94bgEy9 — Vanity Fair España (@VanityFairSpain) May 29, 2016 Among the notable guest list was the Duchess of Cornwall, … Continue reading

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The Polo Princes Take Home A Win

  May 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm by

Princes William and Harry participated in their first polo match of the season earlier today at Coworth Park during the Audi Polo Challenge. The two brothers were playing to raise funds on behalf of two of their charities, Tusk Trust and Sentebale. William was seen before the matches began stretching and warming up just off the pitch, while during the match, Harry was forced to step out for a short while … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall and the Future 007?

  May 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

Sometimes royals get all the best jobs! As honorary judge of the BBCR2 500 words competition, today The Duchess of Cornwall, along with actor Tom Hiddleston, visited The Globe Theatre to watch to winners be announced and give a speech. After the ceremony, which was broadcast live on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast show, guests and judges met backstage for an informal reception. Guests included the likes of Warwick Davies, … Continue reading

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A Royal York Garden Party

  May 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie attended the annual Not Forgotten Association garden party at Buckingham Palace today. The Not Forgotten Association’s garden parties at Buckingham Palace date back to the 1920s, and the first one was hosted by the Queen Mother to mark the contribution of those in the armed forces. But as the Queen scales back on her royal duties in her 90th year, she has … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Pay Three-Day Visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

  May 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook a three day visit of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland this week. Due to security measures, the visit was not announced in advance to the press. The Prince of Wales took the first day on his own and was joined by The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The invitation was at the behest of the Irish government after a successful … Continue reading

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Elizabeth II Attends Royal Artillery’s Tercentenary

  May 26, 2016 at 10:02 am by

As the Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Queen Elizabeth today was present at a review in Wiltshire to mark the 300th anniversary of the regiment’s formation. She arrived in the State Review Range Rover wearing a pale pink tweed coat and frock from Karl Ludwig, before inspecting an armoured parade and watching a live fire display. The Queen also gave a speech at the event in which she praised … Continue reading

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Special Royal Edition of Winnie-the-Pooh Released as Both Book Characters and the Queen Turn 90

  May 26, 2016 at 7:14 am by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince George have appeared in a special birthday edition if children’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh, to celebrate the 90th birthdays of both the monarch and the beloved fictional bear. The Queen is shown on a walkabout outside Buckingham Palace where she receives a birthday poem from Winnie the Pooh. Prince George is depicted being given a red balloon from Piglet. The storyline is that Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet and Eeyore … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Opens New Water Reservoir, 50 Years After Opening the First

  May 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh dropped by Cambridgeshire today to open a new £28 million water storage reservoir at Grafham Water. Back in 1965, Prince Philip opened the original reservoir. At today’s event, he met with a number of individuals who were there for that opening and who have worked at the facility in the years since. He also raised a new flag to represented Grafham Water that was designed by … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Unveils Restored Bell From Sunken Battlecruiser HMS Hood

  May 25, 2016 at 9:20 am by

The Princess Royal paid a visit to Portsmouth yesterday to official unveil the restored bell from the battlecruiser HMS Hood that was sunk by the Germans during the Second World War. At midday, Princess Anne, the patron of the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard that will house the bell, struck the bell in front of  descendants of the 1,415 crew members who perished during its sinking on May 24, … Continue reading

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By George, He Could Be A Policeman Yet

  May 25, 2016 at 8:31 am by

Following in his father’s footsteps, Prince George became PC George for a couple of minutes after getting to sit on a police motorbike yesterday. Princes William and Henry did the same stunt when visiting the police force back in November 1987. Catherine was taking her children on a walk through the grounds of Kensington Palace after watching Princess Anne take off in the royal helicopter for her day of engagements … Continue reading

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A Right Royal Party

  May 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent all attended a garden party today at Buckingham Palace. William and Catherine both attended their second party, with William last attended in 2002. Recycling Prince George’s christening outfit Catherine was glowing in Alexander McQueen, whilst The Queen chose to stick to old favourites … Continue reading

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To Sixty More! The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Mark Milestone Anniversary in 2016

  May 24, 2016 at 10:00 am by

As The Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 95th birthday this year, I want to take a look back at the astonishing life of this great individual starting with something that has been a part of my life and that of many, many others. The Duke of Edinburgh Award and International Award is available in 14 countries but Awards modelled on The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award are presented by sponsoring organisations … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Join Prince Harry at the Chelsea Flower Show for First Time

  May 24, 2016 at 1:48 am by

On May 23, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry attended the Chelsea Flower Show with various other members of the British Royal Family. The Chelsea Flower Show is an annual event hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society. Embed from Getty Images Some of the displays at the show had been made in honour of members of the royal family. The Queen had been shown the “Behind Every … Continue reading

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The British Monarchy In Canada

  May 22, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Disclaimer: I would initial like to state that I spent one week in Toronto, Ontario and surveyed a minuscule part of the population. I know others will see differently to this and I respect their opinion wholeheartedly. You know who Toronto, Ontario are talking about? The Earl and Countess of Wessex. Since 2002 the couple have visited Ontario 12 times! Since 2011, they’ve visited the province every single year, in … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Diana Channels Jackie Kennedy

  May 20, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 20, 1995: Princess Diana presents new colours to her regiment, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, during a visit to the Howe Barracks in Kent. The Princess – who was the regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief from September 1992 to 1996 – wore a baby pink skirt suit from Versace with a matching Philip Sommerville pillbox hat with a double bow at the back. The look was reminiscent of the outfit US First … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Opens ‘Tech Deck’ at Land Rover BAR Headquarters

  May 20, 2016 at 8:44 am by

A Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, the Duchess of Cambridge has paid a visit to the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup headquarters in Portsmouth, where she opened the new visitor’s centre and ‘Tech Deck’. Kate was accompanied by Sir Ben Ainslie for the openings, which are designed to help the 1851 Trust’s aim of ” inspiring a new generation through sailing and the marine industry.” The ‘Tech Deck’ Education … Continue reading

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Patron Sophie Wessex Opens New School for Children with Autism

  May 20, 2016 at 6:01 am by

The Countess of Wessex yesterday paid a visit to Oxfordshire, where she officially opened LVS Oxford, a specialist school for children on the autism spectrum. Fantastic official opening with The Countess of Wessex today. Our learners did us proud. https://t.co/BGbRGpYXAf pic.twitter.com/Yni5MGVxBY — LVS Oxford (@LVSOxford) May 19, 2016 Sophie – who is patron of the National Autistic Society – was given a tour of the school by its head boy and … Continue reading

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