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Sophie Wessex Hosts Garden Party for Blind Veterans UK

  June 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

After attending the Women’s Institute Centenary Meeting in the morning, the Countess of Wessex hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace to mark the 100th anniversary of another organisation, Blind Veterans UK. Sophie, in an aquamarine blue dress and matching bolero jacket, met with a number of veterans from all areas of the armed forces that have been helped by the charity. Over 2,000 guests attended the garden party. View … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Attends Founder’s Day Parade at RHC

  June 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm by

Prince Andrew, Duke of York was present at the Founder’s Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea this morning, where he took the salute from veterans during the parade. The Duke also delivered a speech, in which he called the Chelsea Pensioners – the veterans who live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea – “epitomes of what we would classify as service to the crown.” View image | gettyimages.com “The lifelong service … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Women’s Institute Centenary

  June 4, 2015 at 10:16 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal and the Countess of Wessex this morning at the Annual General Meeting of the Women’s Institute at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the organisation’s 100th anniversary. The royal trio – who are all members of their local WIs – were welcomed on stage at the Hall by 5,000 members of the WI from around the country. The Queen delivered a … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of George V of the United Kingdom

  June 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

June 3, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of King George V of the United Kingdom. George Frederick Ernest Albert was born at Marlborough House in London as the second son of the then Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, and his wife Alexandra of Denmark. He had five siblings: Prince Albert Victor, Princess Louise, Princess Victoria, Princess Maud and Prince Alexander John. The Prince was educated with his elder brother, … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall Attends Royal Academy of Arts Annual Dinner

  June 2, 2015 at 9:29 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall tonight attended the annual dinner of the Royal Academy of Arts at Burlington House in London. Among the attendees enjoying a preview of the Academy’s 247th Summer Exhibition alongside the Duchess were Joan Collins and Grayson Perry. View image | gettyimages.com The Duchess wore a white evening gown paired with the diamond Cubitt Shand Tiara and the sash and badge of the Royal Victorian Order. The … Continue reading

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British Royal Ladies At Garden Party For Women’s Institute

  June 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm by

Today, several of the ladies of the British Royal Family were present at a Buckingham Palace garden party to honour the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Institute (WI). The Duchess of Cornwall hosted the event which was attended by the Countess of Wessex,  the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent. The ladies met with a number of members of the WI, one of the largest women’s volunteer organisation … Continue reading

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Prince Charles on Private Visit to Romania

  June 2, 2015 at 11:23 am by

The Prince of Wales is currently on a private visit to Romania, where he has launched a new foundation, The Prince of Wales’ Foundation Romania. The aim of the foundation is to “support heritage preservation, agriculture and sustainable development in Romania”, as well as education, and will be based in the village of Viscri, located in Brașov County where the Prince has two 18th century houses. The house will be renovated into a … Continue reading

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William and Harry’s Polo Sunday at Audi Polo Challenge

  May 31, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

Princes William and Harry today took to the polo field at Coworth Park in Berkshire, participating in the second day of the Audi Polo Challenge. The two brothers played in aid of three of the charities they are patrons of: WellChild, CentrePoint and Child Bereavement UK. During the trophy presentation, Prince William was given a pair of pink gumboots for Princess Charlotte. View image | gettyimages.com After the match, William and Harry spent … Continue reading

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Prince William Attends FA Cup Final

  May 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm by

Prince William attended the FA Cup Final today at Wembley Stadium between Arsenal and Aston Villa, which happens to be the team the Prince follows. Arsenal took home the trophy in a convincing 4-0 win, William – as President of the Football Association – presented the trophy to the winning team’s captain at the end of the match. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, Prince William called on … Continue reading

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Camilla Hosts BBC2’s 500 Words Competition Final

  May 29, 2015 at 10:24 pm by

As patron of the National Literacy Trust, the Duchess of Cornwall hosted the final of BBC2’s 500 Words Competition at St James’ Palace today. Camilla delivered a speech reiterating the importance of reading and storytelling for children, before presenting the six winners with their medals and award book. “Like climbing though the wardrobe into Narnia, stories open doors into different worlds. We meet impossible people, travel to remote places and make hundreds … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge Interviewed by Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker

  May 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

On May 28, the Duke of Cambridge was interviewed by Gary Lineker, the presenter of Match of the Day. The interview took place ahead of the FA Cup Final. During the interview, the Duke spoke about being a supporter of Aston Villa. He supports the team because he wanted to support a team that wasn’t as popular as the big teams, like Arsenal, which is supported by his brother Prince Harry. Prince … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Busy Day In Lancaster

  May 29, 2015 at 12:41 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Lancaster station on the Royal Train to start her busy day in Lancaster. Her Majesty’s first event was a ceremonial arrival at Lancaster Castle where she met with local dignitaries. She also watched a performance of Shakespeare’s Richard II by a local theatre company. View image | gettyimages.com After the performance, the Queen visited Lodge Livery Yard in Bilsborrow. During the visit to the … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Joins The Queen At Buckingham Palace Garden Party

  May 28, 2015 at 6:07 pm by

Princess Beatrice was one of several members of the Royal Family to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. Dressed in a dove grey frock with a scallop print, a white Maje jacket with black and grey embellished trim and a beige floral fascinator, the Princess happily mingled with guests on her route to the royal tea tent. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh … Continue reading

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British State Opening of Parliament 2015

  May 27, 2015 at 7:37 pm by

In the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, the home of the British parliament, Queen Elizabeth II today attended the State Opening of Parliament, which signals the new parliamentary season. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster in the Diamond Jubilee Coach. When they arrived, the Queen swapped the George IV State Diadem for the Imperial State Crown as per … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Plays Polo For Charity

  May 24, 2015 at 6:34 pm by

As has become somewhat of a tradition, a royal took part in the Maserati Jerudong Park Trophy at the Cirencester Park Polo Club today. Prince Harry joined the greens for the charity polo match. Harry attempted to lead his team back from being down 6-1 at half time, but after missing some “absolute sitters” in the late stages of the game and frustration clear on his face, the Prince’s team lost 8-7. The … Continue reading

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Final Day of Irish Visit for Charles and Camilla

  May 22, 2015 at 10:48 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent the final day of their visit to Northern Ireland cutting cakes with swords and praising peace efforts. Charles and Camilla were on hand to officially reopen Mount Stewart House, an 18th century estate that was owned by the Marquesses of Londonderry until it was taken over by the National Trust in the late 1970s, after its recent three-year, ₤8million refurbishment. During a morning … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Attends Service For Quintinshill Disaster Centenary

  May 22, 2015 at 10:14 am by

Princess Anne was present today at a service in Gretna Green, Scotland to mark the 100th anniversary of the Quintinshill rail disaster that killed over 200 people. Laying a wreath during the service held at the Gretna Old Parish Church, the Princess Royal was joined at the event by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, as well as military veterans and relatives of those who died. She then attended a short reception … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge Attends Tusk Trust Anniversary Dinner

  May 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge was this evening present at a black-tie dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tusk Trust at Windsor Castle. 300 guests attended the dinner in St George’s Hall, where the Duke delivered a speech calling for further work to be done to protect African wildlife. “The plunder and destruction of Africa’s natural endowment remains one of the greatest challenges facing the world…the time for words … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Head to Northern Ireland

  May 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their visit to Northern Ireland, arriving in the country this morning. The couple attended a service at St Patrick’s Church in Belfast, which has been the scene of a number of local disputes regarding band parades in recent years. They were greeted by Father Michael Sheehan, and also met with the Irish First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to the Irish Republic, Day Two

  May 20, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

On their second day in the Republic of Ireland, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the town in which one of the Royal Family’s close relatives, the Earl Mounbatten of Burma, was murdered in a bomb attack the late 1970s. In Mullaghmore, a seaside village in County Slingo on the Irish coast, Charles and Camilla walked the village’s main street with Timothy Knatchbull, the grandson of Lord Mounbatten … Continue reading

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