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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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Prince Charles’s Letters To Be Made Public

  March 26, 2015 at 6:56 am by

The British Supreme Court has decided that letters written by the Prince of Wales to various government ministers can be made public, in a ruling that was handed down this morning. They have upheld a judgement made by the Appeals court in March last year, following an initial ruling in September 2012 approving the publication of 27 letters written between 2004 and 2005 by the Prince to seven government departments. … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie of York’s 25th Birthday

  March 23, 2015 at 6:23 am by

On March 23, Princess Eugenie of York celebrates her twenty fifth birthday. Princess Eugenie was born on March 23, 1990 at the Portland Hospital in London. She is the youngest daughter and child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York and his now ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York (née Ferguson). Princess Eugenie has an older sister, Princess Beatrice, who was born in 1988. Princess Eugenie was christened at the St. Mary … Continue reading

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Remains of Richard III Arrive at Leicester Cathedral

  March 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm by

The remains of the last Plantagenet and York King have arrived at Leicester Cathedral, where they will be buried in a ceremony on Thursday. A ceremony took place at the University of Leicester before the coffin was taken through the Leicester and a several places in the area which were important to the final days of Richard III’s life. People who had worked to find and identify the King’s remains, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Visit Kentucky

  March 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have completed their visit to the United States by spending the day in Louisville, Kentucky. Charles and Camilla were welcomed to the state by Kentucky’s Governor, Steve Beshear, at Louisville International Airport before they headed over to the Centre for African American Heritage, where the River City Drum Corp entertained the visitors and crowds upon arrival. The couple participated in a … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Meet with Obama on US Trip

  March 19, 2015 at 6:15 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have met with US President Barack Obama during their four day visit to the United States. A brief meeting and photo opportunity took place in the Oval Office of the White House between the trio, who were also accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden. The President told Prince Charles that “I think it’s fair to say that the American people are … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Launches New Walking with the Wounded Trek

  March 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm by

Prince Harry is set to join Walking with the Wounded’s next adventure, a trek through the United Kingdom later this year. The Prince, who this week announced he would be leaving the army in June, was in attendance for the official launch of the charity’s ‘Walk of Britain’ at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. He said during his speech that he was “delighted” and “hugely looking forward” to participating in the trek, … Continue reading

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Polka Dots for Catherine at Brookhill Children’s Centre

  March 18, 2015 at 8:12 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a simple £35 black and white polka dot dress from ASOS for her visit to the Brookhill Children’s Centre today in Woolwich. The purpose of the visit was to attend a coffee morning with the staff, volunteers and clients of the organisation Home-Start, which offers assistance to parents who are struggling with a variety of issues that may have a direct impact on their … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  March 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm by

On March 17, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Ireland and other parts of the world in annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Mons Barracks in Aldershot to meet with the Irish Guards. Both William and Kate received shamrocks, and Kate had a go at placing a shamrock on the mascot of the Irish Guard, an Irish wolfhound, Domnhall. Opting for a … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Memorial Service For Soldiers Who Fought And Died In Afghanistan War

  March 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm by

On March 13, members of the British Royal Family attended a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honour of those who fought and died in the Afghan War against the Taliban, which lasted for thirteen years. During the war, four hundred and fifty three British servicemen and women lost their lives. Those from the British Royal Family who attended were The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, … Continue reading

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Catherine Cambridge Visits Downton Abbey Set

  March 12, 2015 at 9:13 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge today paid a visit to the set of what is reported to be one of her favourite shows, Downton Abbey. Catherine, in a new white maternity coat from JoJo Maman Bébé, was greeted by Julian Fellowes, the show’s creator, and executives of ITV, Carnival Films and Television and Ealing Studios when she arrived to the set, which is the oldest continuously working studio in the world. Zac Barker, … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Shows Some Leg at Exhibition Launch

  March 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm by

Princess Beatrice was one of many at the star-studded launch of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London this evening. But she received quite a bit of attention thanks to her 1940s-inspired attire. Wearing a black tuxedo-styled dress from McQueen, Beatrice flashed some leg upon arrival to the museum. The dress was accessorised with black pumps, a gold clutch and chunky jewellery. A … Continue reading

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