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The Duke of Kent’s 81st Birthday

  October 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

On October 9, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, celebrated his eighty-first birthday. Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick of Kent was born in 1935 at no. 3 Belgrave Square, London. He is the oldest child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Sir John Simon, the Home Secretary at the time, was present at the Duke’s birth to confirm it. Prince Edward … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Steps Out Amid Continued Engagement Rumours

  October 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm by

If you believe the British press, Princess Eugenie of York is due to get engaged in the “very near future” to her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank. The rumour has been gathering momentum since September, when the couple visited Balmoral together (alas, for Prince Harry’s birthday). The Princess however did not let the press speculation keep her indoors, as she attended the private VIP viewing of the Frieze Art Fair 2016 … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Grandmother’s Grave While In Israel

  October 3, 2016 at 6:23 pm by

While the Prince of Wales was in Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of the late former President Shimon Peres, he also made a visit of a personal nature – to the grave of his paternal grandmother, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. The Princess, who was born Princess Alice of Battenberg, is buried at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Her wish to … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Farewell Canada!

  October 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have completed their tour of Canada today, farewelling the country with a seaplane tour over Victoria with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The young royals – particularly George – were more than happy to wave enthusiastically to the crowd which had gathered to catch a final glimpse of the royal visitors, as they waited while their parents thanked Governor-General David Johnston and other dignitaries before … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Seven

  September 30, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

With the Cambridge tour of Canada winding up, the Duke and Duchess today spent their second-last day in the country in Haida Gwaii, an archipelago on British Columbia’s north coast. Arriving by traditional war canoe, William and Kate were welcomed to the islands by the Haida nation’s hereditary leaders ahead of a cultural performance at the Haida Heritage Centre and Museum. They were given woven scarves trimmed with sea otter fur as … Continue reading

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Royals Fly To Israel To Honour Late President Shimon Peres At Funeral Service

  September 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm by

Dozens of world leaders made the trip to Israel today to attend the funeral service for the country’s late former President, Shimon Peres. Included in the congregation were the Prince of Wales, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain. All three men wore traditional yarmulkes during the funeral and burial services at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. President Peres, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … Continue reading

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George and Charlotte Steal The Show At Children’s Party in Victoria

  September 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm by

Two mini Cambridges joined their parents today for their first engagement of Canadian tour, a children’s party for military families in the gardens of Government House in Victoria. Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show as they frolicked with a variety of animals from the petting zoo brought in to entertain the children – George went for a ride on a miniature pony, while 16-month-old Charlotte decided that Moose … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Participates in Triathlon For Charity in Italy

  September 29, 2016 at 10:41 am by

Princess Beatrice is in Sicily this week, participating in the final leg of the Virgin Strive Challenge 2016 in benefit of Big Change, a charity she founded with Sam, Holly and Isabella Branson. On Tuesday, she completed the 3.3km swim across the straight of Messina to Sicily that was the first part of the triathlon. She has also completed the 110km cycle portion, with the  team presently running and hiking their way to the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Five

  September 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm by

The Cambridges began day five of their Canadian tour at the MacBride Museum in Whitehorse, Yukon, learning about the region’s history and joining in a storytelling session. Before heading off to their next stop – Carcross – William and Kate fired off the first telegraph to tweet sent by the MacBride Museum telegraph office. They also had a quick walkabout, meeting a number of Whitehorse locals (including a five-month-old in a … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Four

  September 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have continued their tour of Canada, spending the day in Kelowna before heading to Whitehorse, Yukon in the country’s north-west. First up was a visit to the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus, where the couple met with students and teachers as part of the 10th anniversary of the campus. William and Kate – wearing a custom Dolce and Gabbana forest green dress – … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Three

  September 26, 2016 at 8:02 pm by

Day three of the Cambridge tour of Canada saw the couple head to the gorgeous Great Bear Rainforest with a stop in Bella Bella, where the weather definitely put the ‘rain’ in ‘rainforest’ (and caused a few itinerary changes!). Arriving to a traditional welcome by the region’s Heiltsuk First Nations community, the Duke and Duchess watched on for a number of cultural music and dance performances by local children. Then it was … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Canada, Day Two

  September 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

On their first full day in Canada, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a seaplane from Victoria to Vancouver for several engagements in the city. Their first event was a visit to the Sheway Pregnancy Outreach Program which provides support to pregnant women and new mothers who are or have battled addiction. William and Kate spent time hearing the stories of some of the women Sheway has assisted before sharing tea and … Continue reading

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“I’ve Got The DoE Pin To Prove It”: Cycling Sophie Completes Her Palace-to-Palace Ride

  September 25, 2016 at 11:45 am by

Welcomed by the excited faces and open arms of her husband and children, the Countess of Wessex completed her palace-to-palace Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Diamond Challenge today in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Sophie had not even climbed off her bike before Lady Louise and Viscount Severn were enveloping her in a hug, and Prince Edward was not that far behind, nor was her father, Christopher Rhys-Jones. Hundreds of spectators gathered … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Touch Down In Canada In Matching Blue

  September 24, 2016 at 8:46 pm by

The Cambridges family of four touched down in Canada on the start of their tour today. The family were all matchy-match in blue, which is one of the colors of the British Columbia flag. Prince William looked smart in a navy suit with a blue and red stripped tie. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a bespoke fitted dress which is said to be a Jenny Packham design. A matching headpiece … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Opens New Hospital Wing at New Victoria Hospital

  September 22, 2016 at 10:10 am by

30 years after she opened the Alexandra Wing of the New Victoria Hospital in Kingston upon Thames, Princess Alexandra of Kent returned to open the hospital’s newest wing, The Victoria Foundation Wing, as well as the Charles Hutton Day Unit. Wearing a grey and white polka dot dress with a peach coloured blazer, the Princess mingled with staff, supporters and special guests during a reception in the hospital courtyard following the formalities. … Continue reading

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Kate To Make First Solo Foreign Visit To The Netherlands In October

  September 21, 2016 at 11:04 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge is set to make her first solo overseas visit on October 11, when she pays a visit to the Netherlands. Her visit has a focus on art and mental health, with stops in The Hague and Rotterdam. She will begin with a  courtesy visit and have lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst. It is then over to the ‘At Home in Holland: Vermeer & His … Continue reading

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London, Here She Comes! Sophie Wessex Kicks Off DoE Award Bike Ride

  September 19, 2016 at 10:12 am by

The Countess of Wessex has this morning departed from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on a 716km bike ride to Buckingham Palace as her Duke of Edinburgh Award Diamond Challenge to mark the 60th anniversary of the organisation. Prince Philip, who started the scheme back in 1956, and Prince Edward were on hand at the Palace to see off Sophie and her team of six fellow riders, who are … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Drops In At Horse Trials After Cancelling Engagements Due To Illness

  September 17, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

The Princess Royal was spotted supporting her daughter Zara as she competed in the cross country section of the Whatley Manor International Horse Trials at Gatcombe Park after being forced to scale back her schedule as she continues to recover from a chest infection. Her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, was with her. Though looking a little paler than usually, Anne appeared to be keeping her spirits up as she presented prizes at the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Visit Stewards Academy in Essex

  September 16, 2016 at 4:35 pm by

Earlier today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited pupils at the Stewards Academy in Harlow, Essex. The couple chatted to children at the Academy, where one of the pupils reported back that “they’re really easy to talk to”. During the welcoming, the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Jonathan Douglas-Hughes, fell and was assisted up by the Duke of Cambridge. He later spoke to the Vice Lord Lieutenant, who most … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Prince Philip Visits His Birth Country

  September 16, 2016 at 9:30 am by

September 16, 1964: Prince Philip takes in the Acropolis in Athens with his eldest son, Prince Charles (taking a photograph), and his daughter, Princess Anne. The trio were in Greece for the wedding of King Constantine II of the Hellenes and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, both cousins of Prince Philip. Princess Anne was a bridesmaid, while Prince Charles held one of the crowns above the bridal couple during the Greek … Continue reading

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