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Sunshine Yellow: Queen Elizabeth Enjoys Derby Day At Epsom

  June 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm by

The sun was shining at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday as Queen Elizabeth and Princess Alexandra of Kent arrived for the Investec Derby Day. Her Majesty (who has only missed to Derby Days during her reign) was aptly dressed in a sunshine yellow coat and matching hat over a floral dress for the event. Princess Alexandra opted for an apple green skirt and blouse with a cream hat. The Queen and her … Continue reading

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On This Day: Edward and Wallis Wed At Château de Candé

  June 3, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on June 3, 1937 couldn’t have been more different to previous British royal weddings if it tried. For one thing, until December of 1936 the Duke of Windsor had previously held the title of King Edward VIII. For another, the bride was an American divorcee, the former Bessiewallis (known as Wallis) Warfield Simpson. Finally, the wedding took place not in England … Continue reading

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Prince William Pays Surprise Visit to Manchester, Thanks First Responders

  June 2, 2017 at 6:54 am by

The Duke of Cambridge has paid an unannounced visit to Manchester this morning where he met with first responders and members of the Mancunian community who tended to victims of the May 22 terror attack. He visited the headquarters of the Greater Manchester Police, where Chief Constable Ian Hopkins gave the Prince a briefing on the investigation in the days following the attack. Prince William then met with a number of police … Continue reading

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Brits Attend Fundraiser At Abbey Road Studios

  May 31, 2017 at 10:18 pm by

Princess Eugenie of York was joined by her boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, and mother Sarah, Duchess of York at a charity gala raising funds for the Hope&Homes for Children’s End the Silence campaign on Wednesday evening. The gala was held at Abbey Road Studios on the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ SGT Pepper album. It raised £630,000 for the charity, which helps children in orphanages around the world. Also attending … Continue reading

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Concert Time: A Queen, A Princess and A Duchess Enjoy Music Performances

  May 31, 2017 at 8:44 pm by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians had two special guests with her for this evening’s performance of finalists in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition: the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Sarvath Al Hassan of Jordan. The trio of royal ladies watched the cello performances of two finalists for this year’s prize, the first for cellists, Maciej Kulakowski and Seungmin Kang, who were both accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Welcome to the Palace! Prince Philip Hosts London Youth

  May 31, 2017 at 11:50 am by

The gardens of Buckingham Palace were alive with the youth of London on Wednesday as Prince Philip hosted a special gathering for young people involved with his patronage London Youth, to mark two milestones: his seventieth anniversary as their patron, and the organisation’s 130th anniversary. He watched as dozens of teens took part in various sporting activities, including fencing and rock wall climbing, on the grounds of the Palace, joking … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Visits Drapers’ Hall To Mark Seven Decades of Membership

  May 31, 2017 at 9:26 am by

It was a special visit for Queen Elizabeth to Drapers’ Hall in London today, as she celebrated seventy years of association with the Worshipful Company of Drapers, an organisation dating back to the 1360s when it was formed as a trade association of wool and cloth merchants. The Queen was made a Freeman of the Company, one of the ‘Great Twelve’ livery companies, on May 20, 1947. During a tour of the … Continue reading

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The Busy Prince: Harry Hosts Garden Party, Meets Invictus Team

  May 30, 2017 at 3:25 pm by

Prince Harry was out and about across London on Tuesday, first attending the launch of the British team for the 2017 Invictus Games before hosting a garden party at Buckingham Palace for the Not Forgotten Association. At the Tower of London in the morning, Harry was present for the official launch of the 90 athletes who will be representing the UK at this year’s Invictus Games in Toronto. Doing the following … Continue reading

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Prince William In GQ: Mental Health, His Children, And Diana

  May 29, 2017 at 9:53 am by

The Duke of Cambridge has given an exclusive interview to British GQ magazine for their July edition. In the interview with Alastair Campbell, Prince William’s main focus promotion of the mental health campaign Heads Together he started with his wife, Catherine, and brother Harry last year. “I’ve been really shocked how many people live in fear and in silence because of their mental illness…I cannot understand how families, even behind closed doors, … Continue reading

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The Duchess Of Cambridge Gets A Dress Named After Her By Dolce and Gabbana

  May 28, 2017 at 6:39 am by

The famous Italian house, Dolce and Gabbana have released a dress named after The Duchess of Cambridge aka Catherine Middleton, the dress is called ‘Middleton’. ‘Middleton’ dress is available in a green and cream color and is very similar to the green dress worn by The Duchess of Cambridge during her Canadian tour in September 2016. At the time when The Duchess wore her dress, it was a custom dress inspired … Continue reading

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“They’re going to have to invent a jab of some sort to keep me going”: Camilla Gives Rare Interview

  May 28, 2017 at 5:39 am by

To mark her upcoming seventieth birthday, an exclusive interview with the Duchess of Cornwall has today been published in The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine. Camilla, whose milestone birthday is July 17 (also the day the House of Windsor celebrates its centenary), her two children and various family and friends were present during the interview, offering insights into the Duchess’s personality and life. “Sometimes you get up in the morning and think you can’t do … Continue reading

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Prince William Pays Tribute To Manchester Terror Attack Victims

  May 27, 2017 at 6:11 pm by

Ahead of the FA Cup final’s kick-off at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, the Duke of Cambridge led tributes to the victims of Monday night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena, which killed 22 and injured scores of others. Prince William was joined by the Chairman of the Football Association, Greg Clarke, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, for a … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Visits Prince Harry at Kensington Palace

  May 27, 2017 at 7:22 am by

The former President of the United States, Barack Obama, paid a visit to Kensington Palace today where he had a meeting with Prince Harry. After extending his condolences to the Manchester terror attack victims, President Obama and Prince Harry discussed a number of topics that both men have worked on previously: veteran support, conservation, and mental health. The two men have meet on a number of occasions, most recently in … Continue reading

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On This Day: Mary of Teck, Future British Queen, Is Born

  May 26, 2017 at 7:00 am by

150 years ago, a Princess was born at Kensington Palace – Victoria Mary of Teck. Her father was a German Prince who later became the Duke of Teck, while her mother was a granddaughter of the British King George III. May, as she was known, would bring her family back into the main line of the British Royal Family through her marriage to a future British King. Princess May spent … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Dons Blue For Garden Party With Dad

  May 25, 2017 at 3:37 pm by

A special garden party was held at Buckingham Palace on Thursday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The Duke of York and his daughter Princess Eugenie hosted the event on behalf of the Queen. The royal duo mingled with guests who have links to the charity, which was founded in early 1917 in response to an increase in car accidents on streets. Its aim … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Visits Terror Attack Victims At Manchester Children’s Hospital

  May 25, 2017 at 8:13 am by

Queen Elizabeth made the trip north today to pay an unannounced visit to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, where she met teenage victims of Monday night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. She labelled the attack “dreadful” and said it was “very wicked. To target that sort of thing” as she spoke with 14-year-old Evie Mills, who was injured in the bomb blast following the conclusion of Ariana Grande’s Manchester show. The … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Presents New Colours To RAF Halton

  May 24, 2017 at 7:32 pm by

During her visit to RAF Halton in Aylesbury on Wednesday, the Duchess of Cornwall presented the station with their new Queen’s Colour as well as attending the Graduation Parade of the most recent Air Force recruits. Camilla, who is Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Halton, presented the Colour to Flight Lieutenant Scott Ripley-Jones during a drumhead ceremony. She also awarded top graduates with awards for their success during training. In her speech to … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Attend A Service For OBE

  May 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm by

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a service today at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Order of the British Empire. The order was established in 1917 by King George V to reward outstanding contributions during World War One. Today, it’s rewarded to people for contributions to arts, science, charity and public service. Over 2,000 individuals have received the Order of the British … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace Garden Party Holds Minute’s Silence For Manchester Victims

  May 23, 2017 at 4:39 pm by

During the second garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth and members of the Royal Family have observed a minute’s silence in memory of the 22 people killed in Monday night’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess Eugenie of York for the garden party, which hosted 8,000 people from … Continue reading

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Royals Express Sorrow Over Manchester Attack

  May 23, 2017 at 7:36 am by

Europe’s heads of state have this morning expressed their sorrow and solidarity following the terrorist attack in Manchester last night, which killed 22 people when a bomb went off as people were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. Over 50 people were injured in the attack. Other royals also shared their messages of support on social media. Queen Elizabeth II this morning issued a message to the Lord-Lieutenant … Continue reading

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