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Extended Windsor Clan Gather For Annual Christmas Lunch

  December 20, 2016 at 2:31 pm by

Over fifty members of the extended Windsor family today gathered at Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s annual family Christmas lunch. Many were seen arriving or departing from the Palace through the entrance gates, giving unsuspecting tourists a fascinating story to tell. The Duke of Cambridge drove a Range Rover containing his wife and children (who were only just seen by photographers) and brother Prince Harry; while the Prince of Wales … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth To Hand Over 25 Patronages At Year’s End

  December 20, 2016 at 8:02 am by

Buckingham Palace has announced this morning that Queen Elizabeth is handing over twenty-five of her patronages to other members of the royal family at the end of the year. Several of the transferred patronages have already had their new patrons confirmed: the Duchess of Cambridge will take over The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (Wimbledon), and Prince Harry will take over the Rugby Football Union after being vice-patron since 2010 … Continue reading

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Spreading The Christmas Cheer: William, Kate & Harry Attend The Mix’s Christmas Party

  December 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry today attended the annual Christmas party hosted by The Mix, which helped celebrate the holiday season with volunteers from a number of charities providing support to vulnerable young people. The royal trio spoke with volunteers and counsellors about different ways to provide assistance, helped decorate baubles and watched as gingerbread houses were constructed. Kate – wearing a red and green printed … Continue reading

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The Family Wessex Enjoy A Day at the Races As James Turns Nine

  December 17, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

The Queen’s youngest grandchild, James, Viscount Severn, celebrates his ninth birthday today; and spent the day with his family at Ascot Racecourse for the annual Christmas Meeting. He was seen cheering on the horses from the stands alongside his sister, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, with a betting slip clutched firmly in his hand. Earlier, James and Louise walked through the parade ring with their parents – the Earl and Countess of Wessex … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall Attends The Sovereign’s Parade

  December 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm by

Representing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cornwall has attended the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst today. Wearing a dark green double-breasted military-style coat with fur trim, Camilla inspected the 156 Officer Cadets who were passing out at the end of the term having completing their Commissioning Course. The Duchess delivered a speech during the ceremony, in which she congratulated the graduating officers (and their … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Makes Annual Visit To St Christopher’s Hospice

  December 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm by

Princess Alexandra of Kent today visited St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, south-east London, continuing a long-standing tradition of paying a pre-Christmas visit to the centre. She was given a tour of the centre, meeting patients and their families; before joining supporters of St Christopher’s from various businesses for afternoon tea. Alexandra was also shown the float the hospice will enter into the London New Year’s Day Parade, which has been designed to … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Helps Mark Centenary of Cub Scouts

  December 14, 2016 at 7:03 pm by

This evening in Kings Lynn, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a special Cub Scout pack meeting to help celebrate 100 years of Cubs. Wearing a simple oatmeal-coloured jumper over jeans accessorised with a Cub neckerchief, Kate joined the children in games and activities designed to build teamwork, and ‘looking after yourself and others physically and emotionally’. Kate helped decorate cupcakes, write positive messages, and offered herself as a dummy for one … Continue reading

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Camilla Continues Christmas Tradition Inviting Children To Decorate Clarence House Tree

  December 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

For the eighth year, the Duchess of Cornwall has invited children supported by one of her patronages – the Helen & Douglas House – to Clarence House to decorate the building’s Christmas tree. The five children from Helen & Douglas House, which provides support to children with life-shortening illnesses offering them respite care, were joined by five children supported by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. They helped the Duchess – wearing … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace

  December 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge joined senior members of the Royal Family on Thursday night at the annual Buckingham Palace diplomatic reception, wearing Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara. Catherine first wore the diamond and pearl piece at last year’s reception; this year pairing it was a repeated red evening gown from Jenny Packham. Over 1,000 guests from the diplomatic community – many wearing the traditional outfits of their nations – attended … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Hits The Trading Floor As Part of ICAP Charity Day

  December 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm by

Fresh from his tour of the Caribbean (and a brief stopover in Toronto), Prince Harry today helped raise funds for his charity Sentebale during the annual ICAP Charity Day at the brokers’ headquarters in London. Walking the floors filled with brokers dressed in fancy dress instead of their usual suit and tie combination, Harry took in their attire with a grin before hitting the phones himself – including closing deals … Continue reading

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A Meeting Of The Gagas: Charles and Camilla Attend Royal Variety Performance

  December 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm by

“My grandchildren call me Gaga!” the Duchess of Cornwall said with a smile to a fellow Gaga at the Royal Variety Performance this evening. The Duchess was meeting singer Lady Gaga during the performer receiving line ahead of the show, the 88th edition, held at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Camilla was joined by her husband, the Prince of Wales, for the show. Among the performers the couple met were … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Fourteen – Guyana

  December 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm by

After two weeks in the Caribbean, Prince Harry has completed his official tour of the region representing the Queen. Spending his final day in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana, the Prince visited the Joshua House Children’s Centre, meeting with the seventy-plus children that live in the centre due to poverty, neglect or abuse. The children ‘grilled’ him on different facets of being a royal, including asking him what Buckingham Palace was like. … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Thirteen – Guyana

  December 3, 2016 at 4:54 pm by

The second day of his visit to Guyana – and the penultimate day of his Caribbean tour – saw Prince Harry visit the gorgeous Hinterland region of the country. He started in the village of Surama where he received a warm welcome from the local villagers, as well as the village’s Chief – a Toshao, and was presented with a traditional headdress of macaw feathers (similar to the one his father, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Twelve – Guyana

  December 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

Prince Harry’s Caribbean tour has reached its final destination: Guyana, who is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of their independence from Britain. The Prince will spend the weekend here before making his return to London on Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, the Prince began his visit to the country with an audience with the President of Guyana, David Granger, who joked that photographs with politicians were “not quite Rihanna”, before heading … Continue reading

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When Harry Met RiRi: The Prince’s Tour of the Caribbean Heads to Barbados

  November 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

Actual royalty met pop royalty today as Prince Harry and Rihanna crossed paths at two events while the Prince is in Barbados to help mark the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. The duo were both guests at the ‘Toast to the Nation’ event hosted by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, at St Ann’s Fort. “Hello, it’s very nice to meet you,” Harry said to the singer as they shook … Continue reading

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Zara and Mike Tindall Expecting Second Child

  November 30, 2016 at 7:27 am by

It was announced this morning that Zara and Mike Tindall are expecting their second child in late spring 2017. The baby will be the fourth grandchild for Princess Anne, and the sixth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, all of whom were “delighted” by the news. Mike posted a message on his Twitter account during the day, thanking everyone for their congratulations and saying “we are very very happy about … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Tour of the Caribbean: Day Nine – Grenada

  November 28, 2016 at 5:43 pm by

Despite the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight tanker he is travelling on running into some technical issues on the way to Grenada, Prince Harry made it to his fifth destination on Sunday ahead of a series of engagements today. Beginning with a community sports event at Queens Park Grounds, Harry joined hundreds of locals in sporting workshops, playing cricket and football with them. Alongside Governor-General Dame Cecile La Grenade, they met … Continue reading

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Memorial Service Held In Chester For The 6th Duke of Westminster

  November 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm by

A memorial service for the late Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster was held today at the Chester Cathedral, with a large contingent of British royals in attendance to remember the late Duke. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Eugenie of York, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Prince Michael of … Continue reading

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Margaret Rhodes, First Cousin of Queen Elizabeth, Has Died

  November 27, 2016 at 4:24 am by

The Honourable Margaret Rhodes, a first cousin and close friend of Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on Friday evening after a short illness. She was 91 years old. Mrs Rhodes and the Queen were close companions as children, being born only ten months apart (Mrs Rhodes in June 1925, the Queen in April 1926). Margaret was the youngest daughter of Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon, an older sister of Queen Elizabeth the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Caribbean Tour: Day Seven – St Vincent and the Grenadines

  November 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm by

Day seven of his Caribbean tour, the half-way point of the trip, saw Prince Harry head to St Vincent and the Grenadines. After being welcomed by the realm’s Governor-General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Harry’s first stop of the day was to the Kingstown Botanical Gardens where he was given a tour of the Gardens, which are the oldest tropical garden in the world. Among the floral and fauna  he saw were some … Continue reading

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