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Royals Send Condolences To Nepal After Massive Earthquake

  April 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm by

Royals around the globe have sent their condolences to the President and people on Nepal following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that ripped through the mountain nation on Saturday. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom expressed her shock at the “appalling loss of life and injuries” resulting from the earthquake, offering President Ram Baran Yadav her deepest sympathies. “The thoughts of everyone in the United Kingdom are with the families of all … Continue reading

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Prince Harry at the London Marathon

  April 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm by

As patron, Prince Harry today attended the London Marathon while making a pit-stop in the UK before heading back to Australia tomorrow. The Prince chatted with runners competing as the Charities Forum team, made up of people associated with a number of charities Harry and his brother William are linked to (WellChild, Centrepoint, Sentebale, EACH and the RFU Injured Players Foundation). He also spoke with volunteers from St John’s Ambulance. View … Continue reading

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Duke of Gloucester Attends Ceremony For 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

  April 26, 2015 at 12:02 pm by

On April 26, the Duke of Gloucester attended a mourning ceremony in connection with the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. The German President, Joachim Gauck, was also in attendance. View image | gettyimages.com Bergen-Belsen was a Nazi concentration camp situated near Hanover in Northern Germany. Over 52,000 people died in the camp, including the famous diarist Anne Frank and her elder sister Margot. Bergen-Belsen was liberated by the … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landings

  April 25, 2015 at 9:18 am by

Senior members of the British Royal Family have today paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One on what is the 100th anniversary of the campaign’s start. Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, where she and Britain’s political leaders laid wreaths at the base of … Continue reading

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Prince Charles and Prince Harry Attend Gallipoli Anniversary

  April 25, 2015 at 8:32 am by

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have attended services in Gallipoli on the Turkish west coast marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Allied forces during World War One. April 25, 1915 was the day thousands of British, Irish, Australian, New Zealander, Indian and French troops arrived on the peninsula to begin what was a failed military campaign. View image | gettyimages.com The pair were present for the dawn … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Opens A Memorial Garden

  April 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm by

Princess Beatrice of York opened The Talbot Memorial Garden at the Crosfields School in Reading earlier today. The garden is in memory of a four-year-old girl who died from an inoperable brain tumor in January 2013. The Princess was presented with flowers from an 8 year old pupil and listened to a few performances. Dressed in a tan trench coat with leather brown trim, Princess Beatrice planted a cherry tree … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Attends A Conference In Florence

  April 23, 2015 at 1:57 am by

Princess Beatrice of York attended the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Florence, Italy yesterday. The Princess sat in the audience to watch the discussion between Vogue Editor Suzy Menkes and the Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld at the Palazzo Vecchio. The 26 year old royal was dressed in a printed mini skirt, black leather jacket, white shirt and patent pumps. Princess Beatrice left her hair open for the event. View … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Turns 89

  April 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm by

On April 21, Elizabeth II celebrated her eighty-ninth birthday. Princess Elizabeth of York was born on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She was christened at Buckingham Palace by Cosmo Gordon Lang, the then Archbishop of York. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, however she is known to her family as Lilibet, as she couldn’t pronounce Elizabeth when she was learning how to talk. She had … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge Starts Six Week Paternity Leave

  April 21, 2015 at 11:53 am by

Kensington Palace has announced today that The Duke of Cambridge has started his six weeks paternity leave. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are back in Kensington Palace waiting for the arrival of their second child. The Palace is a few minutes drive to the the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s, Paddington where they will welcome their second child. The Duchess is due to give birth any day. Prince … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Military Secondment in Australia

  April 19, 2015 at 3:45 am by

New photos have been released of Prince Harry during his first two weeks seconding with the Australian Defence Force. The series of photos show the Prince undertaking training exercises with the North-West Mobile Force and the 1st Brigade in Darwin. Other photos show Harry playing wheelchair Australian Rules Football with wounded soldiers at the Soldier Recover Centre at the Robertson Barracks. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Harry will soon be participating in Exercise Thunder … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Visits North Devon

  April 17, 2015 at 5:08 pm by

The Princess Royal today travelled to North Devon where she helped to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway. Princess Anne met with locals and railway staff upon her arrival to Lynmouth, which is connected to Lynton – a small town atop a gorge – by a water-powered funicular railway opened in 1890. After unveiling a plaque at the railway station in Lynmouth, the Princess alighted a railway … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Order of Merit Luncheon

  April 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit. Among the attendees were Sir David Attenborough, the Lord Fellowes, Sir Roger Penrose, Baroness Betty Boothroyd and the former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. View image | gettyimages.com The Order of Merit was founded in 1902 by King Edward VII to honour “individuals of great achievement in the … Continue reading

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Wessex Family Visit the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa

  April 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm by

On April 10, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, visited the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa. The Ubunye Foundation is one of the Countess of Wessex’s patronages and is located in Grahamstown. It helps rural families from the Eastern Cape of South Africa become more self-reliant. The foundation was established in 2002. During the visit, the Countess of Wessex said: … Continue reading

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On This Day: Charles Weds Camilla

  April 9, 2015 at 4:00 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. Let’s take a look back at their 2005 nuptials. View image | gettyimages.com Charles and Camilla were officially married in a civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall, which was attended by their children (Prince William and Tom Parker-Bowles acted as witness for their parents) and immediate families. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were not … Continue reading

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The Queen’s True Worth, Part Three: Article Series by David McClure

  April 7, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Today we bring you the final part of our article series on Queen Elizabeth’s finances written by author and former Reuters journalist David McClure. This three-part series has been written as a summary of Mr McClure’s book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and passed on their Wealth from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. Part one can be found here and part two here. If you have any questions relating to the Queen’s … Continue reading

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The Duke of Kent Hospitalised with Hip Injury

  April 6, 2015 at 8:42 pm by

The Duke of Kent has been hospitalised with a hip injury, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson has confirmed. “I can confirm that the Duke of Kent was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland for treatment of a hip injury,” the spokesperson said. The Duke was admitted on Sunday. It is believed he suffered a dislocated hip while staying on the Balmoral Estate.

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Prince Harry Arrives in Australia, Visits War Memorial

  April 5, 2015 at 9:26 pm by

Prince Harry landed in Australia several hours ago to begin his four-week secondment with the Australian Army. He landed in Sydney on a commercial flight from London at around 5am local time. In his military fatigues, the Prince was transferred to a RAAF jet to make the short trip down to Canberra where he undertook the only official engagement during his time in Australia. A quick wardrobe change saw Harry arrive at … Continue reading

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Windsors Celebrate Easter At Windsor

  April 5, 2015 at 8:49 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family have attended a service to mark Easter Sunday today at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Dean of Windsor, Right Reverend David Connor, led the service. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke of York and his daughter Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex with their daughter Louise, and the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence. Peter and Autumn … Continue reading

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The Queen’s True Worth, Part Two: Article Series by David McClure

  April 4, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Welcome to part two of our article series written by author and former Reuters journalist David McClure on Queen Elizabeth’s finances. This three-part series has been written as a summary of Mr McClure’s book, Royal Legacy: How the Royal Family have made, spent and passed on their Wealth from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. Part one can be found here. If you have any questions relating to the Queen’s finances, please leave a comment below … Continue reading

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2015 Royal Maundy Service

  April 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh today attended the Royal Maundy Service at Sheffield Cathedral. After travelling to Sheffield via the Royal Train, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were greeted at the cathedral by the Dean of Sheffield, Peter Bradley, and the local Bishop, Steven Croft. During the hour-long service, the Queen presented two purses – one red and one white – of Maundy Money to 89 men and … Continue reading

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