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Queen Elizabeth Takes Kate For A Spin At Balmoral

  September 10, 2016 at 5:34 pm by

Photos of Queen Elizabeth driving a Range Rover around her Balmoral estate with the Duchess of Cambridge in the passenger seat were published today. The duo were making their way to join Prince William for a picnic lunch following his morning grouse shooting. The Cambridges arrived in Scotland on Thursday for a brief stay with the Queen on the Scottish estate. The Queen is in the driver's seat as she takes … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Queens In The Highlands

  September 9, 2016 at 10:00 am by

September 9, 1923: Queen Mary of the United Kingdom poses for photo with her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother) during the royal family’s summer vacation at Balmoral Castle, in the Scottish Highlands.

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Princess Anne Cancels Engagements After Contracting Chest Infection

  September 9, 2016 at 5:15 am by

The Princess Royal has had to cancel several engagements next week after tests showed she is suffering from a chest infection. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed that the Princess was admitted to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Wednesday, but did not stay overnight. Princess Anne, one of the hardest working British royals and in the past month has travelled to Brazil and Russia, is currently recuperating at Balmoral Castle. Princess Anne, … Continue reading

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Prince Charles: Evening Standard’s ‘Londoner of the Decade’

  September 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

The Prince of Wales has been named ‘Londoner of the Decade’ by The Express Standard this evening. The achievement award was given at the newspaper’s Progress 1000 Awards at the Science Museum. “I have to confess I am not entirely sure whether to be pleased or alarmed.  Perhaps I am losing my touch when such eminent newspapers start giving me achievement awards!” the Prince joked as he began his acceptance speech … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Pays Visit to Royal Trinity Hospice

  September 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm by

The ever-elegant Princess Alexandra of Kent paid a visit to the Royal Trinity Hospice today, meeting patients and staff. She toured both the inpatient and outpatient centres, seeing how different forms of therapy (including physiotherapy and art therapy) are used to provide relief to patients, before having a cup of tea with some of the outpatients. Alexandra was also shown the retail store which raise funds to allow the hospice … Continue reading

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Duchess’s Best Friend: Camilla Visits Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

  September 7, 2016 at 11:34 am by

A bulldog named Winston almost stole the show during the Duchess of Cornwall’s visit to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home today, as he took a shining to the royal visitor’s outfit – by hiding his head underneath her skirts! Camilla – a well-known dog lover – was unfazed by Winston’s antics, laughing and giving the pup a pat as she chucked, “Typical dog, head up the skirt.” The Duchess … Continue reading

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A Busy London Day For Charles and Camilla

  September 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a busy day in London today, beginning with a celebration of the Royal Mail, which is marking 500 years of service this year. Attending the reception at Merchant Taylor’s Hall, Charles and Camilla unveiled a green replica Penfold postbox, after the Prince delivered a speech that decried the explosion of Twitter usage, saying that “In these days of texting and various … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Donates To Help Rio Children Attend Paralympic Games

  September 6, 2016 at 11:43 am by

Prince Harry has made a personal donation to the #FillTheSeats campaign that is working to purchase 10,000 tickets to the Rio Paralympic Games – which begin September 7 – for children from the capital city. The campaign is working with Paralympic organisers, and has thus far raised $USD200,000 to purchase tickets to events. Harry also sent a message to the British Invictus Games athletes who will also be participating in the Paralympics, … Continue reading

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Pack Your Bags! Prince Harry To Make Caribbean Tour This Autumn

  September 5, 2016 at 7:41 am by

Kensington Palace has announced today that Prince Harry is to represent the Queen on a tour of the Caribbean later this year. He will visit several countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. 2016 is an important year for three of these countries, as this year they celebrate milestone anniversaries of independence from Britain – Barbados celebrates 50 … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Charles and Anne For Braemar Highland Games

  September 3, 2016 at 4:34 pm by

The annual Braemar Highland Gathering took place today at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, Scotland, with Queen Elizabeth joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence for this year’s games. Sitting in the royal pavilion, the royals were in stitches, sharing laughs amongst themselves, as they enjoyed the traditional events – Highland dancing, tug-of-wars, … Continue reading

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Despite Delays, William and Kate Visit the Isles of Scilly

  September 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second day of their Cornwall ‘mini tour’ got off to an unplanned start today, as bad weather on the Isles of Scilly delayed their arrival to the island. Instead of heading out to the archipelago this morning, the couple paid a visit to the Eden Project in Cornwall, where they were given a tour of the charity’s large Biomes that house plants from varying global climates … Continue reading

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William and Kate Begin ‘Mini Tour’ of Cornwall

  September 1, 2016 at 6:44 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today begun their two-day ‘mini tour of the Cornwall region, attending several engagements throughout the day before spending the evening at a 500-year-old manor in Lostwithiel. Beginning at the Truro Cathedral, the couple were warmly greeted by local dignitaries and members of the church clergy, before they signed slate panes as part of the Cathedral’s “Sign A Slate” campaign to help raise funds to … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Visits Russia To Honour World War Two Veterans

  August 31, 2016 at 11:18 am by

The Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, have attended a commemoration ceremony in the Russian town of Arkhangelsk, on the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic Convoys that provided protection to merchant ships during the Second World War. During the ceremony at the military cemetery where British and Russian soldiers are buried, Princess Anne spent time meeting with veterans who took part in the Convoys. “You are a symbol … Continue reading

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Coronet Belonging To Queen Victoria May Find New Home Outside UK

  August 28, 2016 at 8:25 am by

A historically significant diamond and sapphire coronet belonging to Queen Victoria has had a temporary export ban placed on it by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to prevent it from being sold to an overseas buyer who purchased the coronet for £5million. The Culture Minister, Matt Hancock, described the piece as “one of the most iconic jewels from a pivotal period in our history”. The export ban was … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Visit YoungMinds UK Helpine To Learn More On Children’s Mental Health

  August 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm by

A quiet visit to the YoungMinds UK helpline centre in London was on the agenda for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today, following yesterday’s engagements in Luton. William and Kate met with staff who take calls from parents ringing in to the charity to get advice and assistance regarding their children’s mental health, and were given a lesson in what the volunteers are taught so they can appropriately respond to parents’ enquiries. They … Continue reading

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William and Kate Enjoy Day in Luton

  August 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the day in Luton, north of London, for a day of engagements focusing on young people. Beginning at Youthscape in Bute Mills, William and Kate met with adolescents who have utilised the organisation’s services to get them through difficult times and spent time learning about support groups for self-harm. The couple also officially opened Youthscape’s new centre, which is also used as … Continue reading

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Prince William: “Depth of Friendship” Between UK and Germany Won’t Fade Despite Brexit

  August 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has paid a one-day visit to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia today, where he attended a gala at Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Here, William gave a speech in which he spoke of the long-standing relationship between the United Kingdom and North Rhine-Westphalia, which was established 70 years ago by the British Military Government in the aftermath of World War Two. “Since that time, we have seen this Bundesland … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Glamorous Margaret Returns From Canada

  August 12, 2016 at 9:00 am by

August 12, 1958: Princess Margaret is greeted by rain as she returns to England after a royal tour of Canada, where she had spent a month travelling the country coast-to-coast. Among the welcoming committee at London Airport was the Queen Mother.

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Royals in Rio – Day Six

  August 11, 2016 at 7:58 pm by

Day six of the Rio Olympic Games saw Princess Anne being part of history as she presented the Fijian men’s rugby sevens team with their gold medal after the gold medal match of the event – the first Olympic medal ever won by the tiny island nation. As the Fijians received their medals, they each knelt before Princess Anne and clapped three times after she hung the medal around their … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Speaks to Harper’s Bazaar

  August 9, 2016 at 8:59 pm by

September issue of Harper’s Bazaar features an interview with Princess Eugenie of York in which she speaks about her daily routine and what matters most to her. “I get up around 6:45 to start exercising by 7,” she says, before specifying circuits are her favourite “because they’re quick” and she “can’t run for a long time.” It’s then off to work at Hauser & Wirth, the art gallery she began working for … Continue reading

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