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Duchess of Cambridge Pays Tribute To ‘Inspirational Staff’ In Video For Children’s Hospice Week

  May 22, 2017 at 9:55 am by

In a video released this morning by Kensington Palace to mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week, the Duchess of Cambridge has paid tribute to the “dedicated and inspirational” staff and volunteers who provide hospice and palliative care to children across the United Kingdom. “The work they do is extraordinary, and it really does make a world of difference,” Kate said in the video message, which was recorded in January … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Honoured At Fashion For Relief Gala

  May 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm by

The Queen of Jordan was honoured for her humanitarian efforts at the 2017 Fashion for Relief gala in Cannes, France on Sunday. Speaking at the event, Queen Rania said that it was incredibly important for people around the world to continue to support the plight of refugees, which is a forefront concern for Jordan as they host over 2.5million refugees, approximately 1.3million of those being from Syria. “The global community is fragile … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Hampton Court Palace

  May 21, 2017 at 4:00 am by

The main entrance of Hampton Court Palace Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, United Kingdom Built: 1515-1540 (original form); 1689-1694 and 1697-1700 (current form) Architect: Sir Christopher Wren and William Talman (current form) Commissioned By: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII of England (original form); Mary II and William III of England (current form) Style: Tudor, Italian Renaissance, Baroque Rooms: Over 1,000 On The Palace Grounds: Banqueting House, Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Maze Current Owner: H.M. The Queen of the United Kingdom, in right … Continue reading

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George and Charlotte Make Adorable Bridal Children As Aunt Pippa Weds

  May 20, 2017 at 7:59 am by

Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge made two charming bridal children this morning at the wedding of their maternal aunt, Pippa Middleton, to James Matthews at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The two youngsters, dressed in outfits from Pepa & Co, arrived with the six other bridal children, and were supervised by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, as the group waited in the church entrance for the bride … Continue reading

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The Loudest Pants In The Land: Mike Tindall Hosts Charity Golf Day

  May 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm by

It was not difficult to spot Mike Tindall on the golf course at The Belfry Hotel and Resort in Sutton Coldfield on Friday, as his bright blue comic-book printed golf pants easily stood out on the green. The former rugby player was joined by wife Zara, brother-in-law Peter Phillips and a number of celebrities and sportspeople for the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic, held to raise funds … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Curtsey For The Queen

  May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

May 19, 1972: The Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986) curtseys to her niece, Queen Elizabeth II, as the monarch arrives to her home in Paris. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales, was on a state visit to France. The family took time out of their official schedule on the final day of the state visit to see the Duke and Duchess, the Queen’s paternal uncle and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joins Birthday Celebrations For Archduchess Helene of Austria

  May 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

On one of her rare private night outs Thursday evening, Queen Elizabeth II attended a dinner at The Ivy in London to celebrate Archduchess Helene of Austria’s 80th birthday. The Queen, wearing a cream lace dress underneath a black paisley shawl, was spotted upon arrival and on departure from the party, which was also attended by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Archduchess Helene is the daughter of Count Carl Theodor … Continue reading

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William and Harry Present Legacy Award Honouring Their Late Mother

  May 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm by

At St James’s Palace on Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry presented the inaugural Legacy Award established by the Diana Award to honour the memory of their late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The Legacy Award was presented to twenty youths who have shown “outstanding displays of kindness, compassion and service to others”. “I cannot believe how young you all are, most of you are still at school. When … Continue reading

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Garden Party Season Is Here! First of the Year Held at Buckingham Palace

  May 16, 2017 at 7:57 pm by

The first garden party of the season was held this afternoon at Buckingham Palace, with 8,000 guests invited for tea, sandwiches and a variety of delicious cakes. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh headed the family in attendance: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The royals mingled with their guests – … Continue reading

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A Day In Oxford For Charles and Camilla

  May 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Oxford today for a day of engagements. Beginning at the famous Covered Market, Charles and Camilla visited a number of the businesses that sell products in the market including greengrocer and Brown’s Cafe for lunch and coffee. The couple also stopped in at The Cake Shop, where they spoke with staff and admired the cakes on display. Prince Charles then … Continue reading

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Prince William Helps Brighten Patients’ Day During Royal Marsden Visit

  May 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm by

To mark the tenth anniversary of becoming the President of the Royal Marsden Hospital, the Duke of Cambridge today paid a visit to the hospital’s facility in Sutton. He stopped in on a number of cancer patients receiving treatment in the Oak Centre for Children and Young People, including six-year-old Daisy Wood, whose blood pressure he helped to take in preparation for a lumbar puncture. “She did say William was a … Continue reading

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Following in Grandpa’s Footsteps: Lady Louise Participates In Carriage Driving at RWHS

  May 14, 2017 at 8:06 am by

13-year-old Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor may look very much like her paternal grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II; but there is one interest she shares with her paternal grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh: carriage driving. On the final day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show this morning, Louise was seen at the helm of a one-horse carriage leading the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Meet of the British Driving Society into the arena. She was in a red … Continue reading

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Party At The Palace: “Gardens Have Not Seen This Much Fun, Ever!”

  May 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm by

Over 850 children who have had a parent killed while they were serving in the British Armed Forces were invited to a special garden party at Buckingham Palace on Saturday afternoon. The event was hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Featuring face painting, cake and cookie decorating stalls, magicians, water balloons, science experiments and lots of music and dancing zones, Prince Harry declared that “the Buckingham … Continue reading

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Family Day Out For The Wessexes and The Phillipses At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm by

Three of the youngest descendants of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip enjoyed the fun and games set-up as part of the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Saturday, strapping themselves in for some rock climbing before hurling themselves down an inflatable slide. James, Viscount Severn played with Savannah and Isla Phillips throughout the afternoon, watched on by their parents. The trio – who are 10th, 14th and 15th in line to the … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Runs For Charity

  May 13, 2017 at 1:24 pm by

Princess Beatrice took part in the 5k Lady Garden race which was held in Hyde Park. The 28 year old royal took part in the marathon to raise money for the Silent No More Gynaecological Cancer Fund. Around 500 people took part in the race. Princess Beatrice finished the marathon safely. She posed for a few pictures with other runners taking part. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images … Continue reading

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More Stepping Up: Prince William Meets Kenyan President, Holds Investiture

  May 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm by

Continuing his recent increase in stately duties, the Duke of Cambridge today welcomed the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, to Buckingham Palace for an audience. Joining the pair was the Kenyan First Lady, Margaret Wnjiru Gakou. Later in the day, Prince William hosted an investiture at the Palace where he presented various honours to people from all sectors of Britain. Amongst them was Scottish skier Myrtle Simpson, who was the first woman to ski … Continue reading

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On This Day: Coronation of George VI of the United Kingdom

  May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Eighty years ago, King George VI of the United Kingdom was crowned in an elaborate coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey. He had taken the throne the previous December, upon the abdication of his elder brother, Edward VIII. The date was originally scheduled for the abdicated King’s coronation, but after the abdication was kept for the new King. Little was changed to the centuries-old coronation service, except for the Coronation Oath … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Romanians Make a State Visit to Britain

  May 12, 2017 at 4:00 am by

May 12, 1924: Romania’s King Ferdinand and Queen Marie (born a Princess of Edinburgh)  upon their arrival to the Port of Dover for their state visit to the United Kingdom, as part of a diplomatic tour of Western Europe. They were guests of Marie’s first cousin, King George V.

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The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Luxembourg For Treaty of London Anniversary

  May 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm by

The 1867 Treaty of London was commemorated yesterday in Luxembourg City, with members of the Grand Ducal Family in attendance, along with the Duchess of Cambridge. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel joined Kate at the Luxembourg City Museum for a tour of a new exhibition showcasing the history of the tiny country in honour of the anniversary. The 1867 Treaty was confirmation of … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit To Northern Ireland, Day Two

  May 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm by

On their second day in Northern Ireland, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Belfast and Dromore before heading over the border to the Republic of Ireland. The first engagement of the day was at the Police Service of Northern Ireland headquarters, where Prince Charles and Camilla were tasked with opening the PSNI Memorial Garden in honour of the thirteen policemen and women who have been killed in … Continue reading

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