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To Sixty More! The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Mark Milestone Anniversary in 2016

  May 24, 2016 at 10:00 am by

As The Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 95th birthday this year, I want to take a look back at the astonishing life of this great individual starting with something that has been a part of my life and that of many, many others. The Duke of Edinburgh Award and International Award is available in 14 countries but Awards modelled on The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award are presented by sponsoring organisations … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Join Prince Harry at the Chelsea Flower Show for First Time

  May 24, 2016 at 1:48 am by

On May 23, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry attended the Chelsea Flower Show with various other members of the British Royal Family. The Chelsea Flower Show is an annual event hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society. Embed from Getty Images Some of the displays at the show had been made in honour of members of the royal family. The Queen had been shown the “Behind Every … Continue reading

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The British Monarchy In Canada

  May 22, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Disclaimer: I would initial like to state that I spent one week in Toronto, Ontario and surveyed a minuscule part of the population. I know others will see differently to this and I respect their opinion wholeheartedly. You know who Toronto, Ontario are talking about? The Earl and Countess of Wessex. Since 2002 the couple have visited Ontario 12 times! Since 2011, they’ve visited the province every single year, in … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Diana Channels Jackie Kennedy

  May 20, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 20, 1995: Princess Diana presents new colours to her regiment, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, during a visit to the Howe Barracks in Kent. The Princess – who was the regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief from September 1992 to 1996 – wore a baby pink skirt suit from Versace with a matching Philip Sommerville pillbox hat with a double bow at the back. The look was reminiscent of the outfit US First … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Opens ‘Tech Deck’ at Land Rover BAR Headquarters

  May 20, 2016 at 8:44 am by

A Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, the Duchess of Cambridge has paid a visit to the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup headquarters in Portsmouth, where she opened the new visitor’s centre and ‘Tech Deck’. Kate was accompanied by Sir Ben Ainslie for the openings, which are designed to help the 1851 Trust’s aim of ” inspiring a new generation through sailing and the marine industry.” The ‘Tech Deck’ Education … Continue reading

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Patron Sophie Wessex Opens New School for Children with Autism

  May 20, 2016 at 6:01 am by

The Countess of Wessex yesterday paid a visit to Oxfordshire, where she officially opened LVS Oxford, a specialist school for children on the autism spectrum. Fantastic official opening with The Countess of Wessex today. Our learners did us proud. https://t.co/BGbRGpYXAf pic.twitter.com/Yni5MGVxBY — LVS Oxford (@LVSOxford) May 19, 2016 Sophie – who is patron of the National Autistic Society – was given a tour of the school by its head boy and … Continue reading

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Trespasser Arrested On Grounds of Buckingham Palace

  May 19, 2016 at 9:56 am by

A 41-year-old man was arrested last night after he scaled a perimeter wall of Buckingham Palace and was found roaming the grounds. An alarm was triggered at 8:37pm, local time, and the man arrested seven minutes later, according to a spokesperson from Scotland Yard. “I am content that our security measures worked effectively on this occasion and at no time was any individual at risk,” Commander Adrian Usher, the head … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens State Parliament

  May 18, 2016 at 9:52 am by

Britain’s State Opening of Parliament took place at the Palaces of Westminster by Queen Elizabeth II today, in the traditional glittering ceremony that sees the Queen arrive by horse-drawn coach and don the Robe of State and the Imperial State Crown as she delivers the Queen’s Speech. The 90-year-old monarch used the lift up to the Sovereign’s Entrance for the first time, for each of the 63 previous years she has opened … Continue reading

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Prince William Opens New Breast Cancer Centre at Royal Marsden

  May 17, 2016 at 11:14 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has officially opened the new Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea. During his visit to the new centre, which was funded by fashion designer Ralph Lauren and other Royal Marsden contributors, Prince William was given a tour of the new centre’s laboratories before spending time meeting with cancer patients and doctors in the medical day unit. He was … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Edward VII’s First Granddaughter, Alexandra Duff

  May 17, 2016 at 10:00 am by

125 years ago today, Britain’s future King Edward VII and his wife Alexandra became grandparents when their eldest daughter gave birth to her own daughter. Lady Alexandra Duff was born at East Sheen Lodge, the primary residence of her parents, Princess Louise and Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife. At the time of her birth, Alexandra was fifth in line to the throne after her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, her … Continue reading

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Harry, William and Kate Launch Their Mental Health Campaign

  May 16, 2016 at 10:14 am by

The royal trio of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry today launched their mental health campaign, Heads Together, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Seven charities are partnering with The Royal Foundation for the campaign to end the stigma of mental health and provide support and care for those suffering, with each of the charities hosting a stall at the launch to highlight different ways to help sufferers. William, Kate … Continue reading

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Queen’s Birthday Celebration Goes Off With A Bang

  May 16, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday was last night fêted with a spectacular performance on the final day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle. She arrived to the arena with the Duke of Edinburgh in a carriage, before being greeted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and then taking their seats in the stands for the evening’s entertainment. Among the royals attending were the … Continue reading

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Farewell Orlando, See You All in Toronto! Prince Harry Closes Invictus Games

  May 13, 2016 at 7:19 am by

The 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando came to a conclusion last night, with a celebratory closing ceremony that praised the efforts of the wounded servicemen and women who competed over the past several days. Prince Harry began the ceremony presenting Invictus Foundation Medallions to all 485 athletes, before a music performance by Flo Rida, Rachel Platten, Rascal Flatts and a military band. The Prince then returned to the stage to deliver the closing speech, … Continue reading

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How Grand! Queen Elizabeth Wins A Tesco Voucher At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

Britain’s 90-year-old monarch was all giggles earlier today as she won a £50 Tesco voucher during the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The voucher – which put a smile on Queen Elizabeth’s face as she firmly clutched it in her hand – was part of her prize as the owner of the first place runner in the Tattersalls & RoR Thoroughbred Ridden Show, Barber’s Shop. Also amongst the Queen’s winnings was £70 … Continue reading

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A Trio of Royal Ladies Help Barnardo’s Celebrate 150 Years

  May 12, 2016 at 7:27 pm by

Charity organisation Barnardo’s has celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special garden party at Buckingham Palace that was attended by the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Alexandra of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester. https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/730788715073839108 The three ladies all looked fabulous in their shades of pink and blue as they mingled with guests that were made up of Barnado’s staff, volunteers and supporters. Amongst them was couturier Bruce Oldfield, who is vice-president … Continue reading

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William Helps To Launch Male Suicide Prevention Program

  May 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge today helped to launch a new coalition between emergency services and the transport industry to help prevent male suicide in the UK. He met with workers and volunteers from several organisations – including National Rail, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and British Transport Police – during a roundtable discussion arranged by CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) at the London headquarters of Unilever, where they discussed what can be … Continue reading

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‘Special Guests’ Join Prince Harry At Invictus Games

  May 12, 2016 at 3:58 am by

Prince Harry was joined by a number of special guests at the Invictus Games yesterday, as US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at the finals of the wheelchair rugby. The trio watched as the USA defeated Denmark in the gold medal match (earlier, Britain defeated Australia in the bronze game). They then presented the teams with their medals, Harry kissing the head of one of the American … Continue reading

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Taking a leaf out of Mr Cameron’s book? Queen Calls Chinese Officials “Very Rude”

  May 12, 2016 at 1:38 am by

So after The Queen’s birthday event with dignitaries yesterday morning, we were treated to the first Garden Party of 2016 at Buckingham Palace. However it seems that Mr Cameron’s earlier faux pas may have rubbed off on The Queen when she was overheard commenting on the rudeness of the Chinese dignitaries during their visit last year. When meeting Lucy D’Orsi, the police officer who had been in charge of operations … Continue reading

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen the Windsors’ Spirits For Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

  May 11, 2016 at 4:11 am by

The dour weather in London yesterday afternoon didn’t dampen any spirits as a garden party was hosted at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were accompanied by the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent for the party, all bringing out the umbrellas with them as they mingled with guests. During the event, the Queen was … Continue reading

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Was It Something I Said? David Cameron’s Blunder In Front of Queen

  May 11, 2016 at 4:00 am by

Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception for UK Parliament representatives on the occasion of her 90th birthday. In attendance were Prime Minister David Cameron, Speaker of the House John Bercow, Leader of the House Chris Grayling and The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Whilst being led round the room by the Speaker of the House Her Majesty stumbles upon Mr Cameron and Chris Grayling, “the great axis of powers”. Mr Cameron … Continue reading

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