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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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Prince Harry Arrives in Australia on Monday

  April 2, 2015 at 2:40 am by

It has been confirmed that Prince Harry will be arriving in Australia this coming Monday to begin his four week secondment with the Australian Army. He will land in Sydney before heading directly to Canberra to visit the Australian War Memorial. Here, accompanied by the Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Prince Harry will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then tour the World War I … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Attends Launch of King George III’s Private Archive Collection

  April 1, 2015 at 11:54 am by

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended the launch of the archives of King George III’s private papers. The launch took place at Windsor Castle. It has been said that it was the first time that Her Majesty had seen these documents, they were previously locked up in the royal family archives. Dr Joanna Newman, international vice principal of King’s College London, said The Queen joked “you don’t get gifts like that … Continue reading

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

  April 1, 2015 at 6:00 am by

The Royal Forums is pleased to bring our readers a three-part article series discussing the finances of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom written by author and former Reuters journalist David McClure. They have 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. If you have any questions relating to the Queen’s … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Attend Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday

  March 29, 2015 at 7:40 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a joyful day at Ascot Racecourse today attending the Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday. The couple couldn’t keep their laughter at bay as they watched the Lamb National, where sheep race around a specially-designed course in the same manner as horses would. Each of the sheep were wearing a coloured coat to differentiate them from their ‘competitors’, as well as a miniature … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit South London

  March 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm by

For her last public appearance of this pregnancy, the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, visited Deptford in South London on March 27. Recycling a bright pink Mulberry coat, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Stephen Lawrence Centre, where she and William were welcomed by a choir of schoolgirls. After the schoolgirls had sung for the Cambridges, William then went on to say “What a welcome, that was beautiful”. After … Continue reading

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Richard III’s Remains Reburied at Leicester Cathedral

  March 26, 2015 at 10:07 pm by

The remains of King Richard III have been reburied today during a ceremony at Leicester Cathedral attended by the Countess of Wessex and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Reverend Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, led the service accompanied by several members of the clergy including the Bishop of Leicester. The ceremony was more a memorial remembering the last Plantagenet King than a sober funeral – “a reinterment” the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Unveils New Statues at Canterbury Cathedral

  March 26, 2015 at 6:37 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have unveiled statues of themselves during a service at Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent this afternoon. They arrived shortly before 2:30pm, and were welcomed by cheering crowds in the Cathedral Precincts. The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Reverend Robert Willis, led the service which was attended by a number of locals from the Kent area. At the conclusion of the service, Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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New Succession Rules Take Effect in Britain

  March 26, 2015 at 9:37 am by

The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 came into effect in the United Kingdom and its realms at midnight GMT today, March 26, after being ratified by all the Commonwealth realms. It means that males no longer take precedence over females, meaning that an elder daughter cannot be overtaken by a younger son. Marriage to Roman Catholics is now allowed while retaining rights to the throne (the monarch must be … Continue reading

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