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Kevin Spacey Receives Honorary KBE From Prince Charles

  June 16, 2016 at 5:49 pm by

American actor Kevin Spacey was presented with his honorary KBE today at Clarence House by the Prince of Wales. The House of Cards star received the honour – becoming an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – for his “services to theatre, arts education and international culture.” He was previously an Honorary Commander of the same order from 2010. Between 2004 and 2015, Spacey was … Continue reading

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Prince William Speaks at London 2016 Founders Forum

  June 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge was today present at the London 2016 Founders Forum, a technology conference. After viewing some of the latest creative technological developments – including dancing robots and a human-carrying drone – the Duke gave a speech about cyber-bullying and what must be done to bring it do an end. A slightly different helicopter from the one HRH is used to flying…@Founders_Forum #FFLondon — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June … Continue reading

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Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

  June 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm by

It was Ladies Day at Royal Ascot today, which was attended by various members of the royal family. Those in attendance were the Queen, Prince Philip, the Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Princess Royal, the Countess of Wessex, Princess Alexandra, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor, Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, Prince El Hassan and Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan, Sheikh Mohammed bin … Continue reading

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Twos A Charm! Kate and Mary Make Their Ascot Debuts

  June 15, 2016 at 6:40 pm by

We were treated to a right royal show at Ascot today with the debut appearance of not only the Duchess of Cambridge but also Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. As guests – we believe – of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, who have known the couple for over 10 years, Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik enjoyed a seat in the second carriage and dinner at Windsor castle with The … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Admits ‘School Was A Nightmare’ During Youth Charity Visit

  June 15, 2016 at 1:34 pm by

Princess Beatrice of York has spoken of how her dyslexia impacted her time at school today during a visit to School 21 in East London with Holly Branson. The visit was made to help raise money for youth projects supported by the charity Big Change, which was started by Beatrice and Holly – with a group of others – in 2012 to support projects that assist young people to develop crucial … Continue reading

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The Duke of Cambridge Appears on Cover of UK’s Leading Gay Magazine

  June 15, 2016 at 7:44 am by

Whilst signing the book of condolence at the US Embassy yesterday, Prince William announced he will be appearing in the monthly magazine Attitude which comes out today. The interview has been set up for months, but it’s very poignant the Duke decided to mention his contribution at yesterday’s meeting. The magazine has featured just as many straight celebrities on its cover as those who are openly gay over the years, with … Continue reading

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British Royals at Day One of Royal Ascot

  June 14, 2016 at 6:26 pm by

Today, various members of the British Royal Family attended the first day of the Royal Ascot races. In attendance were the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of York, Prince Harry, Zara and Mike Tindall, the Countess of Wessex, Princesses Beatrice, Viscountess Linley and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were unable to be present as they were attending … Continue reading

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Oh This Old Thing…

  June 14, 2016 at 5:56 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were honorary guests at the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland’s Garden Party at Hillsborough Castle today. Last year royal guests were The Earl and Countess of Wessex and the year before Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh attended. Embed from Getty Images Arriving in County Down after signing the book of condolence for the victims in Orlando, the couple were greeted to … Continue reading

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Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured. A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. … Continue reading

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It’s A Red Day For The Royal Ladies

  June 13, 2016 at 11:58 pm by

Red seems to be the choice today for three royal ladies, The Duchess of Cambridge, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Eugenie. The Duchess of Cambridge recycled a red Catherine Walker coat which she first wore 5 years ago and Lock & Co hat. She wore red pumps and carried a red clutch as well. The Duchess of Cambridge was attending the annual Order of the Garter service with the Royal … Continue reading

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2016 Longines Ladies Award Goes to The Princess Royal

  June 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm by

Tonight, the Princess Royal was awarded the 2016 Longines Ladies Award for her contribution to the equestrian world in an awards dinner at the Natural History Museum. “She is a formidably talented horsewoman and deserves huge praise for her achievements,” Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing of Longines, said in the statement announcing the Princess’s receipt of the award. During the dinner, Anne spoke of how proud she was … Continue reading

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A Knight to Remember….

  June 13, 2016 at 9:46 pm by

If there was ever a day, other than the state opening of parliament, where the British Monarchy shows off that tried and tested pomp and circumstance, it would be Garter Day. Due to wet weather unfortunately we didn’t get to see the beautiful procession of carriages and royals arrived in cars instead. Despite the damp weather, hundreds of well-wishers turned out to watch the royal event. The Order of the … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Attend ‘Big Lunch’ in Gloucestershire

  June 12, 2016 at 9:45 pm by

While the rest of the royal family were in London for the Patron’s Lunch, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Gloucestershire, attending the local Big Lunch with their neighbours. The pair sat, chatted and ate egg sandwiches and cakes with over 100 locals, not letting the damp weather ruin any spirits. A number of children participated in the costumer competition, dressing up as Kings, Queens and … Continue reading

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Long to Rain Over Us

  June 12, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

Weather would not dampen such a momentous occasion. Peter Philips began setting up for the Patrons Lunch on the Mall last night after his busy day at the Trooping. Embed from Getty Images Guests started to arrive early and tucked in to their special selected M&S hampers. Containing the likes of a chicken roulade salad using roasted free-range meat from Pembrokeshire, Wye Valley asparagus and Cornish potatoes, while sandwiches include … Continue reading

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90th Birthday Trooping of Colour: How to Stand Out 101

  June 11, 2016 at 11:02 am by

The Queen definitely made sure people could see her on this momentous occasion, the Trooping the Colour to mark her 90th birthday, by wearing neon green this morning. A beautiful outfit composed by Stewart Parvin with a hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan. Carriages left Buckingham Palace and travelled down The Mall to inspect the colour at Horse Guards Parade. The Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Cambridge … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Year Birthday Honours Revealed

  June 11, 2016 at 8:55 am by

Embargoed until 10:30pm last night, this year’s birthday honours in Britain were released overnight. Rod Stewart becomes Sir Roderick for his services to music and charity. Major Tim Peake becomes the first man in space to be awarded on honour, he becomes a Companion of the order of St Michael and George for his services to space research and scientific contribution. Forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn joins the elite Companions of … Continue reading

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Camilla and William Join The Privy Council

  June 11, 2016 at 1:52 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke of Cambridge were installed to the Privy Council during a meeting at Buckingham Palace on June 9, the Court Circular read yesterday. The Council – made up primarily of senior politicians – is the most senior advisory committee to the monarch, that advises the sovereign on use of powers and helps to enact Acts of Parliament. It is believed the reason behind the … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s A Fiesty One, According to Kate

  June 11, 2016 at 1:14 am by

While up until now, Prince George has been described as the ‘lively’ and ‘destructive’ child of the Cambridge siblings, the Duchess of Cambridge yesterday revealed that one-year-old Princess Charlotte isn’t as angelic as her photographs portray. “She said: ‘Oh she is very cute but she has got quite a feisty side,” Glynis Double said of her discussion about the children with Kate during a reception at the Guildhall following the … Continue reading

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The Picture That Says A Thousand Words: Prince Philip at 95

  June 10, 2016 at 11:00 am by

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh turns a fabulous 95 years old today, but he doesn’t want you to know. HRH is quite happy to let you go by unaware that he reaches such an important milestone today because Her Majesty starts her June weekend of celebrations this weekend. Born in 1921 on the island of Corfu to Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg, … Continue reading

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A Service of Thanksgiving to Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  June 10, 2016 at 8:03 am by

“No one at The Queen’s birth knew for what she was destined. Today we recognise that God knew,” the Archbishop of Canterbury said today during a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. And indeed has the Queen proven over her lifetime her dedication to the destiny that was allocated to her. 53 members of the British Royal Family attended the service at St Paul’s Cathedral … Continue reading

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