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Buckingham Palace Made of…Jelly?

  June 8, 2016 at 9:08 am by

As part of the Patron’s Lunch this coming weekend to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, Pimm’s – who is the official drinks provider for the party – has created a replica of Buckingham Palace, made of jelly. It took three men 200 hours to create, is over a metre long and weighs 35kg. 35litres of champagne and Pimm’s No. 1 were used to make the model. A number of jelly corgis … Continue reading

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An Awesome Foursome Visit to Wales

  June 7, 2016 at 5:24 pm by

A visit to Wales was on the agenda for the four most senior royals in Britain today, as Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall for the opening of the Fifth Session of the National Assembly for Wales. “The Assembly can be proud of the way it has engaged with a broad audience across Wales and beyond, to create … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Boxing Club To Highlight Benefits of Sport for Vulnerable Youth

  June 6, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

At a boxing club in south-east London, Prince Harry today met with a number of young people who have used the club to help improve their lives and help them feel empowered. The Prince spent time speaking with several boxers about what the Double Jab Amateur Boxing Club has done for them, and spoke the Club’s founder Patrick Harris about what the club was designed to achieve: discipline, a sense of … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Presents Epsom Derby Winner’s Trophy to The Aga Khan

  June 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm by

Dressed in a fresh cornflower blue and white outfit, Queen Elizabeth presented the winner’s trophy for The Derby to the Aga Khan during the Epsom Derby Festival. The Aga Khan’s horse Harzand was surprise winner for the race. Also in attendance for the day was the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra. They watched the races from the Royal Box, … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Tie, Son? Prince Harry Gets A Scolding While Meeting WWII Veterans

  June 3, 2016 at 6:46 am by

Prince Harry received a telling-off during his visit to Southwark House in Hampshire yesterday, for not completing his outfit with a tie. “Where’s your bloody tie?” 91-year-old veteran Ivor Anderson jokingly scolded the Prince when he first saw him as Harry arrived to meet with 45 World War Two veterans who will be making the annual pilgrimage to the beaches of Normandy to mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings with charity D-Day … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Rocks Black Halter Dress At Fundraising Gala

  June 2, 2016 at 7:46 am by

Last night, Princess Eugenie York was in attendance for the Hope and Homes for Children ‘End the Silence’ fundraising gala at Abbey Road Studios. The charity’s aim is to assist children in several countries, mainly Central and Eastern Europe and Africa, grow up in safe environments. The Princess hit the red carpet wearing a black evening gown with a beaded halter neckline, her hair in a loose up-do. Also present were … Continue reading

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New Bust of Queen Elizabeth Unveiled in London

  June 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

A new bronze bust of Queen Elizabeth II has been unveiled by its inspiration today at the Honourable Artillery Company’s headquarters in London. The bust, created by Antony Dufort and showing the Queen in full gala evening wear, was commissioned to mark the Queen becoming the longest serving Captain-General of the Company, a position she has held since she came to the throne in 1952. She is also its first female … Continue reading

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Fulfilling His Promise: Harry Delivers US Soldier’s Invictus Medal To Hospital That Saved Her Life

  June 1, 2016 at 9:29 am by

Prince Harry delivered on a promise he made to US Sergeant Elizabeth Marks last month at the Invictus Games today, by delivering one of her Games gold medals to the staff of Papworth Hospital. The hospital saved her life back in 2014 just before the first Invictus Games. On the plane ride over to London, Marks fell seriously ill and was rushed to Papworth upon landing where she was put … Continue reading

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Princess Royal Leads Battle of Jutland Centenary Commemorations

  May 31, 2016 at 3:07 pm by

Joined by German President Joachim Gauck and the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the Princess Royal has led commemorations in Orkney, Scotland to mark 100 years since the Battle of Jutland in the First World War. They, along with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, attended a service at St Magnus Cathedral before inspecting the Weeping Window sculpture that sits outside the Cathedral entrance and is made … Continue reading

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Exclusive Photo of Queen Elizabeth for Vanity Fair Cover

  May 31, 2016 at 9:31 am by

Another of the photographs taken in April by Annie Leibovitz of Queen Elizabeth will grace the cover of the next edition of Vanity Fair UK to mark the monarch’s 90th birthday. The photo shows the Queen in the garden at Windsor Castle with four of her beloved dogs, Willow, Holly, Vulcan and Candy. Another unseen photo is of the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, in the Oak Sitting Room of the Castle. “I … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Visiting Romania Too!

  May 31, 2016 at 6:12 am by

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is currently in Romania and was received by Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and Prince Radu during the start of his latest visit to the country he is so fond of.  In his usual gallant style, Prince Charles kissed the Princess’s hand during the warm and friendly greeting outside the Palace gates, before the royal party walked along a red carpet and past uniformed … Continue reading

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On This Day: Henry VIII Marries Third Wife, Jane Seymour

  May 30, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Back in 1536 – the year dubbed that of the ‘Three Queens’ – Henry VIII of England took his third wife, Jane Seymour, in holy matrimony (well, as holy as any marriage of Henry VIII’s could be!). They were married on May 30 in the Queen’s Closet at Whitehall Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer. The private ceremony was held a mere eleven days after the execution of … Continue reading

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Camilla and Juan Carlos Watch On As Duke of Wellington’s Daughter Marries in Spain

  May 29, 2016 at 10:38 am by

Lady Charlotte Wellesley, daughter of the Duke of Wellington and his wife Princess Antonia of Prussia, married Alejandro Santo Domingo yesterday in a ceremony held at the Church of the Incarnation in Granada, Spain. Todas las fotos de la boda del año: la de Alejandro Santo Domingo y Lady Charlotte Wellesley https://t.co/2xqM4xvjSP pic.twitter.com/dVE94bgEy9 — Vanity Fair España (@VanityFairSpain) May 29, 2016 Among the notable guest list was the Duchess of Cornwall, … Continue reading

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The Polo Princes Take Home A Win

  May 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm by

Princes William and Harry participated in their first polo match of the season earlier today at Coworth Park during the Audi Polo Challenge. The two brothers were playing to raise funds on behalf of two of their charities, Tusk Trust and Sentebale. William was seen before the matches began stretching and warming up just off the pitch, while during the match, Harry was forced to step out for a short while … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cornwall and the Future 007?

  May 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm by

Sometimes royals get all the best jobs! As honorary judge of the BBCR2 500 words competition, today The Duchess of Cornwall, along with actor Tom Hiddleston, visited The Globe Theatre to watch to winners be announced and give a speech. After the ceremony, which was broadcast live on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast show, guests and judges met backstage for an informal reception. Guests included the likes of Warwick Davies, … Continue reading

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A Royal York Garden Party

  May 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie attended the annual Not Forgotten Association garden party at Buckingham Palace today. The Not Forgotten Association’s garden parties at Buckingham Palace date back to the 1920s, and the first one was hosted by the Queen Mother to mark the contribution of those in the armed forces. But as the Queen scales back on her royal duties in her 90th year, she has … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Pay Three-Day Visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

  May 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook a three day visit of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland this week. Due to security measures, the visit was not announced in advance to the press. The Prince of Wales took the first day on his own and was joined by The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The invitation was at the behest of the Irish government after a successful … Continue reading

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Elizabeth II Attends Royal Artillery’s Tercentenary

  May 26, 2016 at 10:02 am by

As the Captain-General of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Queen Elizabeth today was present at a review in Wiltshire to mark the 300th anniversary of the regiment’s formation. She arrived in the State Review Range Rover wearing a pale pink tweed coat and frock from Karl Ludwig, before inspecting an armoured parade and watching a live fire display. The Queen also gave a speech at the event in which she praised … Continue reading

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Special Royal Edition of Winnie-the-Pooh Released as Both Book Characters and the Queen Turn 90

  May 26, 2016 at 7:14 am by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince George have appeared in a special birthday edition if children’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh, to celebrate the 90th birthdays of both the monarch and the beloved fictional bear. The Queen is shown on a walkabout outside Buckingham Palace where she receives a birthday poem from Winnie the Pooh. Prince George is depicted being given a red balloon from Piglet. The storyline is that Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet and Eeyore … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Opens New Water Reservoir, 50 Years After Opening the First

  May 25, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh dropped by Cambridgeshire today to open a new £28 million water storage reservoir at Grafham Water. Back in 1965, Prince Philip opened the original reservoir. At today’s event, he met with a number of individuals who were there for that opening and who have worked at the facility in the years since. He also raised a new flag to represented Grafham Water that was designed by … Continue reading

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