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The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Portsmouth

  February 12, 2015 at 10:41 pm by

As Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, the Duchess of Cambridge today headed south to Portsmouth, to visit the Ben Ainslie Racing headquarters construction site. Arriving at the harbour in a cream Max Mara coat, Kate was greeted by Sir Ben Ainslie and a group of local school children who all contributed to the 1851 Mural that runs along the outside of the building, which also features a visitors centre. … Continue reading

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New Naval Appointments for Prince Andrew, Prince Michael

  February 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm by

It was announced this morning in London that the Queen has approved two new naval appointments for members of her family: the Duke of York and Prince Michael of Kent. Prince Andrew, Rear Admiral, has been promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral, and Prince Michael, Honorary Rear Admiral in the Royal Naval Reserve, has been promoted to Honorary Vice Admiral. The Duke’s promotion comes into effect on February 19, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Wessex Birthday Reception

  February 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II held a reception for the charities of the Earl and Countess of Wessex this evening at Buckingham Palace, to mark the couple’s 50th birthdays. 375 guests involved with the couple’s charities and patronages – staff, volunteers and representatives – attended the reception, which included speeches by the Earl and Countess. Between them, Edward and Sophie are involved with over 140 organisations. A behind-the-scenes photo was published by … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Begins Middle East Tour

  February 7, 2015 at 10:33 pm by

The Prince of Wales touched down in Amman this evening, beginning his week-long visit to the Middle East. He was greeted at the Amman Civil Airport by Prince Ghazi bin al-Muhammad, first cousin of King Abdullah II and his chief advisor on religious and cultural affairs, and the British Ambassador to Jordan, Peter Millett. A military guard of honour lined the red carpet as the official party departed. Later, at the … Continue reading

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Royals Rank Amongst World’s Most Admired

  February 3, 2015 at 9:38 am by

A new poll by market research firm YouGov has seen several royals ranking within the top twenty of the ‘Most Admired’ for their respective countries. The poll, which had 25,000 respondents in 23 countries, asked ‘Who do you truly admire?’ and ‘Who do you most admire?’, with respondents selecting from a list of 25 worldwide figures and 5 popular local figures. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was the highest ranked royal … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Attends London Marathon Training Session

  February 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm by

Prince Harry made a trip to Twickenham this afternoon, to attend a training session of runners who will be competing in the London Marathon in April. The Prince is patron of the event, and meet with a number of runners who will be raising funds for several of his other charities, including the Rugby Union’s Injured Players Foundation, MapAction and Walking with the Wounded. He watched around sixty runners train in … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Opens New Cardiac Unit

  January 28, 2015 at 9:54 pm by

A visit to Southampton was on the Countess of Wessex’s agenda today, to officially open the new cardiac unit of Southampton General Hospital. Sophie was given a tour of the new unit, which is specially designed for patients between the ages of 16 and 30 who require lengthy treatment for heart conditions, and allows them to receive treatment amongst people their own age instead of the elderly. It has 17 … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Attend Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony

  January 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm by

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have attended an event in London to commemorate the day. Together with Prime Minister David Cameron and the leader of the opposition Ed Miliband, the couple spoke with survivors of the Holocaust and listened to stories of victims during the national commemoration at the Methodist Central Hall. Prince Charles delivered a speech during the event, stating … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Turns Fifty

  January 20, 2015 at 6:00 am by

The Countess of Wessex today celebrates her fiftieth birthday. Born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones in 1965, the Countess is the second child of Christopher Rhys-Jones and Mary O’Sullivan. She has an elder brother, David, and was educated at Dulwich Prepatory School and Kent College before beginning a career in public relations. In 1999, Sophie’s engagement to Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, was announced by Buckingham Palace. They … Continue reading

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Catherine Cambridge’s Day in Kensington

  January 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge today carried out a series of engagements close to home in Kensington. Her first stop was a coffee morning with volunteers of Family Friends, an organisation which offers support to disadvantaged families through mentoring services. Here, Catherine spent time chatting with volunteers and with people who have benefited from the service Family Friends provides. The Duchess was due to be presented with a bouquet of flowers … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Attends Event With The Fostering Network

  January 17, 2015 at 1:31 pm by

On January 16, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a meeting with foster carers in North London. Kate greeted lots of children whilst she was at the event, though she was particularly taken by a baby girl. Kate said to the baby, who was called Naya, “Sweetie pie, I love your hair”. She later added that little Naya was chubbier than her son, Prince George. Kate wore a brown dress from … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Names New Art Room in London

  January 15, 2015 at 10:44 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge was today in London to officially name the new art room at Barlby Primary School in West London. She was joined by British cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry for the event, which Catherine was originally scheduled to attend in October last year before her severe morning sickness forced her to cancel a number of engagements. Arriving in the early afternoon, the Duchess first stopped by the school hall … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge’s Thirty-Third Birthday

  January 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her thirty-third birthday on January 9. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Although her full name is Catherine, she is most commonly known as “Kate”. She is the eldest daughter and child of Carole Goldsmith and her husband, Michael Middleton. She has two younger siblings; Philippa Middleton (who is more commonly known as “Pippa” – … Continue reading

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Prince Andrew Named in US Underage Sex Civil Suit

  January 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm by

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York has been named in a lawsuit filed in Florida revolving around Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex solicitation. According to the court documents, the woman alleges she was “forced to have sexual relations with this prince when she was a minor” on several occasions between 1999 and 2002. The lawsuit is part of an ongoing legal battle between women who claim they were used as underage sex … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Becomes The UK’s Oldest Duke

  January 1, 2015 at 7:45 am by

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, became the oldest Duke in the United Kingdom after the Duke of Wellington passed away on December 31. He was 99, whilst Prince Philip is 93. Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, passed away at his residence in Hampshire. His death occurred six months before the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The late Duke of Wellington was appointed as Officer of … Continue reading

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British Royals Celebrate Christmas At Sandringham

  December 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm by

The British Royal Family took part in the annual Christmas Day service at Sandringham House. Most of the immediate royals attended, apart from the Duchess of Cornwall, who was at home with a bad back, and Zara Phillips, who was at a sporting event in Sydney, Australia. Viscount Linley and his family as well as Lady Sarah Chatto and her family were also absent this year, however they attend every … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Love George

  December 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm by

New photographs of Prince George of Cambridge have been released in time for Christmas. Three photos of the 17-month-old toddler were published tonight, ahead of their appearance in this week’s edition of Hello! magazine. They were taken by Edward Lane Fox, Prince Harry’s private secretary, last month at Kensington Palace. Prince George sits on a flight of steps in the gardens, cheekily smiling at the camera. He dons a knitted grey … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Begin US East Coast Visit

  December 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have begun their three-day visit to the United States East Coast, arriving in New York City yesterday afternoon. William and Catherine spent the day apart today, with William heading to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Obama and to speak at a World Bank meeting on illegal wildlife trade. The Duke was shown around the White House by Vice President Joe Biden and his … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Reveals “Secret” For Sentebale

  December 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm by

Prince Harry has revealed that he fears public speaking, in a video released as part of the #FeelNoShame campaign arranged by Sentebale to mark World AIDS Day. “On today, World AIDS Day, my secret is, believe it or not, that I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience. And despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time I get … Continue reading

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Mia Tindall Christened In Gloucestershire

  December 1, 2014 at 8:33 am by

Mia Grace Tindall, the daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall, was christened at a local church in Gloucestershire on November 30. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Cambridge were amongst those who attended the christening, though the Duchess of Cambridge wasn’t present. Zara is a godmother to the Cambridges’ son, Prince George. There are no photos of the christening, though a short clip can be found here. The footage was … Continue reading

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