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The Cambridges Begin Two-Day Visit to Paris

  March 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today begun their two-day visit to the French capital, on the request of the British Foreign Office. First up was an audience with President François Hollande at Élysée Palace. William and Catherine (who was still wearing the dark green Catherine Walker coat dress from her morning engagement in London) posed for photographs with the President on the steps of the Palace’s front entrance, before they … Continue reading

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Pull Us A Pint, Sir! Prince Charles Spends St Patrick’s Day In A Brewery

  March 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm by

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than at a brewery? That was what was on the agenda for the Prince of Wales this March 17, as he visited Wadworth Brewery in Wiltshire. Prince Charles was given a tour of the Brewery, which brews seven different ales, learning about its history before trying his hand at pulling a pint in the pub. He also contributed to a commemorative plaque created … Continue reading

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William and Kate Present Shamrocks To The Irish Guards

  March 17, 2017 at 8:27 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have this morning presented the traditional shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in a ceremony at their barracks in Hounslow to mark St Patrick’s Day. Among those receiving shamrock sprigs from William, who is the Colonel of the Regiment, and Catherine was the Regiment’s mascot, an Irish wolfhound named Domhnall. Following the presentation, the couple posed for the Sergeants’ and Officers’ Mess photos, before attending a reception … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Happy St Patrick’s Day From Elizabeth & Jean!

  March 17, 2017 at 4:00 am by

March 17, 1997: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was joined by Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean for the presentation of shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in the traditional St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the Elizabeth Barracks in Surrey. The Grand Duke, who abdicated in 2000, served as a volunteer in the Irish Guards during the Second World War, before undertaking military training at Sandhurst and eventually rising the ranks to … Continue reading

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Zara Rocks The Fur and Fedora On Day Three of Cheltenham Festival

  March 16, 2017 at 5:14 pm by

Zara Tindall is currently two out of three for her 2017 Cheltenham Festival outfits, with today’s brown coat topped with a fur stole and burgundy and gold beaded fedora easily topping yesterday’s houndstooth outfit. The outfit was perfectly chic and definitely played on Zara’s exuberant personality. She was joined by husband Mike for day three of the festival. Also present for the day’s races were the Princess Royal, who was accompanied by … Continue reading

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Blooming in Blue: Queen Elizabeth Reopens Army Museum

  March 16, 2017 at 11:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Kent for Thursday’s reopening of the recently refurbished National Army Museum in London. After being welcomed with a kiss from her cousin, the Duke of Kent, who is patron of the National Army Museum, the royal party toured the Army Gallery, viewing the new exhibition of military uniforms over the years. One of the uniforms on … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Speaks Mental Health With Veterans At London Conference

  March 16, 2017 at 4:17 am by

As part of the Heads Together Campaign, Prince Harry participated in the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference at King’s College London. Harry met a number of military personnel who were injured in combat and saw their mental health suffer as a result. Among them were former Royal Marine Philip Eaglesham, who contracted Q Fever while in Afghanistan, and Major Ivan Castro, who lost his eyesight during a tour of Iraq. The conference was organised by in … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Cheltenham Festival’s Ladies Day

  March 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

Several royal ladies were present for Ladies Day at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal and Zara Tindall attended the day with friends. Andrew Parker-Bowles also joined. Camilla, in a mint green coat with a gorgeous moss green Philip Treacy felt hat (whose shades didn’t quite work the best together), presented the trophy to the winning connection of the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Special Tiara. … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Epping Forest Conservation Project

  March 15, 2017 at 7:53 am by

Prince Harry made a visit to Epping Forest on Wednesday March 15, to see their conservation work and tour the Wood Pasture Restoration Project. Epping Forest has been dedicated to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, an initiative designed to “create a global network of indigenous forests to benefit communities and wildlife” in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s lengthy service to the Commonwealth. The Prince joined pupils from several local primary schools that visit the … Continue reading

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Perfect Like A Peacock: Zara Tindall Stuns At Cheltenham Festival

  March 14, 2017 at 5:19 pm by

Zara Tindall attended the first day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on Tuesday, and looked fabulous in a Reiss belted navy coat and dress with an eye-catching headpiece from milliner Juliette Botterill. The peacock blue fascinator, which is made of velvet with a silk bow and peacock feathers, provided provided the perfect amount of contrasting colour to liven up the outfit. She was joined by her husband, Mike … Continue reading

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Camilla’s Wash Bag Project Goes Nation-Wide

  March 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm by

An initiative founded by the Duchess of Cornwall to provide essential products to victims of rape and sexual abuse has been launched nationwide on Tuesday, as the Duchess made a visit to the headquarters of Boots UK in Nottingham. Camilla, who made her first visit to a Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Referral Centre in 2009, met with the 100 volunteers who spent days packing 12,000 wash bags to be delivered … Continue reading

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A Father-Son Engagement For Charles & Harry As They Present Medals To Gurkha Soldiers

  March 14, 2017 at 11:20 am by

The Prince of Wales enjoyed a duo engagement with his younger son, Prince Harry, today as they presented operational service medals to soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. Taking place in Buckingham Palace’s ballroom, the two Princes presented 154 soldiers with one of two service medals (either the Afghanistan Operational Service Medal, or the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal for those who already had the former) to mark their … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Luise Margarete of Prussia

  March 14, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the only Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn, Princess Luise Margarete of Prussia. Born on July 15, 1860 at the Marble Palace in Potsdam, Luise Margarete was the youngest daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. Among her ancestors were Kings of Prussia, Tsars of Russia, Grand Dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, the first Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Landgraves of … Continue reading

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British Royal Celebrate Commonwealth Day With Westminster Abbey Service

  March 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family were present at an inter-faith church service to celebrate Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey today. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh headed the royal contingent which included the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Wessex, whom were all greeted by the Dean of Westminster upon their arrival. During the service readings and … Continue reading

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And It’s Off! Queen Elizabeth Launches 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

  March 13, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay was launched this morning at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, who is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Australian para-sport athlete Kurt Fearnley presented the baton to the Queen after bringing it up The Mall, followed by the Band of the Coldstream Guards. Queen Elizabeth – in a bright pink ensemble – then inserted a message she has written to be … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Anne Hyde, Mother of Two Reigning Queens

  March 12, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Today marks the 380th anniversary of the birth of Anne Hyde, who was the mother of two reigning Queens of England. Born at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor in March 1637, Anne was the eldest child of Edward Hyde (later 1st Earl of Clarendon) and his second wife, Frances Aylesbury. She was named for her father’s first wife, who died shortly after their marriage in 1629. Edward Hyde was a politician and a member … Continue reading

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Go Team: Prince Harry and Princess Anne Attend England-Scotland Rugby Match

  March 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm by

At Twickenham Stadium today, it was Prince Harry who was the jubilant royal out of himself and his aunt, the Princess Royal, as they watched England defeat Scotland in the fourth round of the Six Nations Championship, which also clinched their win of the overall championship. The two royals joined 82,000 fans for the match. Prince Harry is patron of the Rugby Football Union, while Princess Anne is patron of … Continue reading

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Spanish-British State Visit Confirmed For June

  March 10, 2017 at 11:34 am by

It has been confirmed this morning by the British and Spanish Royal Courts that the much-awaited state visit to the United Kingdom by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain will take place this June. The royal couple will make the visit between June 6 and 8, at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. The state visit was originally planned to take place in March 2016, however was cancelled … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Visits Domestic Violence Shelter In New York

  March 10, 2017 at 7:18 am by

On Thursday, Princess Eugenie of York spent time visiting a shelter for victims of domestic violence run by the organisation Safe Horizon in New York. The organisation is the largest in the US that assists victims of domestic violence. The Princess was joined for a tour of the shelter by the British Consul General in New York, Antonia Romeo. They listened to the stories of family violence and human trafficking … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Unveils Afghanistan and Iraq Memorial

  March 9, 2017 at 9:10 am by

Queen Elizabeth II has this morning unveiled the national memorial which honours the members of the Armed Forces and British civilians who saw active service during conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq at the Victoria Embankment Gardens. The memorial was designed by Paul Day with the intention of “commemorating the duty and service of those who put themselves in harm’s way” as Britain was involved in conflicts in the Middle East between 1990 … Continue reading

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