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“Magic”: Prince Harry Praises Strength of Londoners During Visit to Borough Market

  June 15, 2017 at 10:07 am by

Prince Harry has described the strength of the London community as “magic” during his visit this morning to Borough Market, the scene of the June 3 terrorist attack. The Prince spoke with a number of traders, restaurant staff and security who were at work two Saturdays ago when three terrorists attacked London Bridge and Borough Market, killing eight people. He also praised the efforts of staff who did their best … Continue reading

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Prince Harry and the Cambridges Donate To Grenfell Tower Victims

  June 15, 2017 at 9:48 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have donated an undisclosed amount of money to the fund established by the Evening Standard in support of the victims of Wednesday’s horrific Grenfell Tower fire. “The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund has immediately swung into … Continue reading

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Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma Dies Aged 93

  June 14, 2017 at 9:44 am by

It was announced on Wednesday that Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma passed away on June 13 at the age of 93 surrounded by her family at her home in Mersham, Kent. A family spokesperson said that “arrangements for a funeral in London followed by the burial service in Mersham will be announced in due course”. Patricia was the elder daughter of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and … Continue reading

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175 Years On: Queen Elizabeth Follows Another Queen’s Train Journey Footsteps

  June 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today retraced the steps of their mutual ancestor, Queen Victoria, who on this day in 1842 became the first British monarch to travel by train. Arriving at Slough Railway Station, the royal duo were taken to the station’s original waiting room where they were shown a timeline of the Great Western Railway’s history, and saw exhibitions of artwork made by local schoolchildren. Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Opens New Postal Museum

  June 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm by

In London on Tuesday, the Princess Royal was tasked with officially opening the new Postal Museum and Mail Rail on Phoenix Place. Wearing an ice blue skirt suit, Princess Anne toured the new facility that showcases the history of the British mail service. She inspected various exhibitions that demonstrate the technological advances that have changed mail delivery over the centuries, as well as historic moments seen by the service. The Princess … Continue reading

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Eugenie Dons Floral Erdem For UNAIDS Gala in Switzerland

  June 12, 2017 at 9:22 pm by

Wearing a floral dress from Erdem she first wore last year for her interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Princess Eugenie on Monday evening co-hosted the UNAIDS Gala in Basel, Switzerland that is held annually as part of Art Basel and Design Miami / Basel. The Princess posed on the red carpet with Rodman Primack, the director of Design Miami / Basel, and Ndaba Mandela, grandson of the late Nelson Mandela. The gala raises money for prevention and … Continue reading

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Kate Pays Surprise Visit to London Attack Victims and Hospital Staff

  June 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge has paid an unannounced visit to King’s College Hospital in London to meet with medical staff who treated victims of the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack two Saturdays ago. Greeted by the hospital’s Chief Executive Nick Moberly and Medical Director Professor Julia Wendon, Catherine was given a quick tour of the emergency department where she was introduced to staff, including the team leaders who head up … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Joins Falklands War Commemoration Service

  June 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

The Duke of York was present today at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College in Berkshire for a service commemorating the 35th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. He joined over 800 veterans and their families for the service, during which he gave a reading. Prince Andrew served in the Falklands War aboard the HMS Invincible, an aircraft carrier where he was a Sea King helicopter pilot. Argentina surrendered on June … Continue reading

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Keep Up! Mia Tindall Enjoys Day at Polo With Cousins

  June 11, 2017 at 5:33 pm by

Today, Zara and Mike Tindall with their three-year-old daughter Mia, as well as the Duke of Cambridge, were seen at a polo match at the Beaufort Polo Club. Little Mia proved to be quite the handful as she was chased her cousin Prince William across the field. Mia is already said to have “quite a personality”. Mike has also said that Mia loves being active outdoors and started horse riding last … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge Reviews Irish Guards Ahead of Trooping

  June 10, 2017 at 11:05 am by

At Horse Guards Parade today in London, the Duke of Cambridge took the Colonel’s Review ahead of next week’s Trooping the Colour, the official celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday. Prince William, astride his mount Wellesley, inspected the troops of the Irish Guards, the regiment of which he is Royal Colonel. He then joined the 1,400 troops from across the Household Division that will be taking part in Trooping the Colour … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Visits Girlguiding Headquarters

  June 9, 2017 at 7:56 am by

On Thursday evening, the Countess of Wessex was present at a reception hosed by Girlguiding UK at their headquarters in London. Wearing a lovely deep blue peplum top and black skirt, Sophie chatted with Girlguiding advocates and staff about their work, and how girlguiding helps young women achieve their goals. Sophie has been the organisation’s President since 2003. The Countess of Wessex, President of @Girlguiding, has attended a reception at … Continue reading

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Arise, Sir Leek! Camilla’s Day of Fun at The South of England Show

  June 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall had an intriguing day at the South of England Show on Thursday, what with all the knighting farm folk and petting stick insects she did. During her rounds of the show grounds, the Duchess came across Farmer Giles (actor Callum Arnott) who all but demanded the Duchess knight him – which she quickly did, with a leek. “‘Is that it? Just on the one shoulder? Oh, you’re not the … Continue reading

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Battle of Messines Centenary Commemorated by Prince William and Princess Astrid

  June 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm by

At the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines, Belgium on Wednesday, the Duke of Cambridge and Princess Astrid of Belgium commemorated 100 years of the Battle of Messines Ridge. The Taoiseach of Ireland, Enda Kelly, was also present. The Battle was the first where Irish soldiers from both the Unionist and Nationalists sides fought side-by-side. Prince William and Princess Astrid attended the commemoration service, before laying wreaths at the Round Tower in memory of … Continue reading

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“It’s Game On, Down Under!” Prince Harry Launches 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney

  June 7, 2017 at 7:12 am by

Prince Harry jokingly threw down the gauntlet today as he launched the 2018 Invictus Games at Admiralty House in Sydney, telling the Australian team that “it’s game on, down under” as they prep for both this year’s games and the next. In his speech, the Prince described the guilt he felt at being withdrawn from the front line in Afghanistan in February 2008 after his presence was revealed by an … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Praise Work of Emergency Services Following London Attacks

  June 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall made unannounced visits to the Metropolitan Police’s Central Communications Command and the Royal London Hospital on Tuesday where they met first responders and victims of Saturday night’s terrorist attack in London. Charles and Camilla heard about police officers’ valiant efforts in the immediate aftermath of the attack, which left seven people dead and dozens wounded, as they rushed to the scene on London … Continue reading

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Two Goals For The Prince: Harry Leads Team To Victory In Singapore

  June 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

At the Singapore Polo Club on Monday Prince Harry helped his team to victory in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which raised money for the charity he founded in 2006 with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. The Prince scored two goals during the final two chukkas of the match, which sealed the 5-2 win for Sentebale ISPS Handa against St Regis. Prior to the match, the 300-strong crowd – which included Downton … Continue reading

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Back to School: Duke of York Visits His Alma Mater

  June 5, 2017 at 5:13 am by

The Duke of York paid a visit to his alma mater, Gordonstoun, on Monday, meeting current pupils and staff, and even catching up with some familiar faces. The school’s business students showed their royal visitor an exhibition of their business ideas. It was then to the performance arts centre, where the Prince watched pupils from the junior school perform the opening number of The Lion King, and a scene from the Year … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Begins Singaporean Visit

  June 4, 2017 at 7:25 pm by

On Sunday June 4, Prince Harry began his visit to Singapore on behalf of his charity Sentebale. His first engagement was at the British High Commissioners’s residence, Eden Hall, where the Prince was shown a demonstration of Action for AIDS Singapore’s mobile testing van that provides rapid HIV tests. In the evening, Prince Harry attended an iftar, the breaking of Ramadan fast, at the Jamiyah Singapore Centre. He was welcomed by … Continue reading

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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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