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Charles and Camilla Meet Pope Francis At The Vatican

  April 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a private audience with Pope Francis on Tuesday as part of their week-long tour of Europe. Taking place in the Pope Paul VI Audience Hall, the audience lasted twenty minutes. Afterwards, the couple and the Pope presented each other with gifts – a hamper of goods from the Highgrove estate for Pope Francis; a bronze olive branch and the Pope’s papal … Continue reading

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I Should Be So Lucky: Kylie Minogue Receives Britain-Australia Award From Prince Philip

  April 4, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh has presented Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue with the Britain-Australia Society’s Award for 2016 during a private audience at Windsor Castle. The award is in recognition of the star’s contributions to Anglo-Australian relations. “I’m a proud Aussie but Britain has a very strong place in my heart having lived and worked here for many years. The Society does a wonderful job to promote the rich cultural ties … Continue reading

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Charles The Renaissance Man: Prince and Duchess Conclude Florence Leg of Tour

  April 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

The Prince of Wales has been named ‘Renaissance Man of the Year’ during a gala dinner at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence on the last evening of his and the Duchess of Cornwall’s second leg of their European tour. “I fear I have many more interests than talents – which is why I feel so greatly honoured to be given such an award in the city of the Strozzis and the Medicis, … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Earthquake-Ravaged City, Camilla Meets Human Trafficking Victims

  April 2, 2017 at 4:19 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall continued their visit to Italy on Sunday, with Charles visiting the earthquake-ravaged city of Amatrice, and Camilla meeting victims of human trafficking and visiting a church with links to her family heritage. Heading south, Prince Charles was required to wear a hardhat as he walked through what was Amatrice’s city centre before it was reduced to rubble by earthquakes in August 2016. It is now … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Second Day in Italy

  April 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have spent their second day in Italy undertaking seperate engagements in Naples, Veneto and Florence. One of the Duchess’s engagements centred around charities and organisations that assist the communities of Naples impacted by organised crime. Camilla began at La Gloriette, which was once a mafioso property that, after confiscation, now provides social and educational opportunities to the community. Here, she met with the families … Continue reading

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Charles Concludes Romanian Visit, Joins Camilla For Italian Leg

  March 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm by

The Prince of Wales finished the Romanian leg of his and the Duchess of Cornwall’s European tour today, beginning with a walking tour of Bucharest’s Old Town. Valentin Mandache, an architectural historian, led the Prince through the Old Town, showing him the different buildings and styles – and a statue of Vlad the Impaler. They also visited the Stavropoleos Church, where Father Iustin Marchis gave him a tour of the … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Flowers Laid For The Queen Mother

  March 31, 2017 at 7:00 am by

March 31, 2002: Outside the gates of Clarence House, members of the public lay flowers following the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother the day before. Floral tributes were also laid outside St James’s Palace. Her Majesty was 101 years old when she died.

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Prince Charles Continues Strengthening Relationship With Romania On Second Day Of Visit

  March 30, 2017 at 5:43 pm by

The Prince of Wales has continued his official visit to Romania today, focusing today on the culture of the Balkan nation. He began at Bucharest’s Village Museum, a popular tourist attraction that promotes Romania’s cultural heritage. Here, Charles toured the museum, viewing different traditional crafts. The Prince absolutely delighted locals when he joined in on a traditional folk dance. Afterwards, Prince Charles visited the Vacaresti Nature Park where rangers walked him … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Begins ‘Brexit’ Tour of Europe in Romania

  March 29, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The Prince of Wales has embarked on a week-long tour of Europe, starting on Wednesday March 29 in Romania. His first engagement after landing in Bucharest was at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where he laid a wreath in memory of soldiers who lost their lives fighting for Romania. The Prince also spoke with British military personnel who are currently stationed at the NATO Headquarters in Bucharest. It was … Continue reading

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Prince William Honours Slain Policeman At National Memorial Arboretum

  March 29, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the Metropolitan Police officer killed in last week’s Westminster terrorist attack during a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Wednesday. “For PC Keith Palmer and all those who have served our community so valiantly; your legacy is our way of life,” read the card pinned to wreath of flowers the Duke laid in the Police Memorial Garden at the Arboretum. … Continue reading

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Green Lace For Catherine At NPG Portrait Gala

  March 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge this evening was guest of honour at the London National Portrait Gallery’s annual Portrait Gala. She was given a tour of several exhibitions, including ‘Behind the Mask, Another Mask’, during the evening. Pieces that were also specifically commissioned for the Gala were also on display. Catherine debuted a new forest green lace gown from Temperley London, worn with a pair of large drop Kiki McDonough earrings, for the event, … Continue reading

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The Gloucesters Out and About

  March 28, 2017 at 11:22 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were out and about on Tuesday, quietly performing their royal duties as usual. We’ll begin with the Duke, who spent the day in the West Midlands. Prince Richard, a first cousin of the Queen, opened two buildings and helped celebrate an anniversary over the course of the day. He first visited the Stourbridge Registration Office, where he opened the Thomas Robinson Building following it’s 13-year … Continue reading

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Coin Worth £3.2m Bearing Queen Elizabeth’s Portrait Stolen

  March 28, 2017 at 6:34 am by

The security team of Berlin’s Bode Museum is in for some sleepless nights, as a Canadian coin worth £3.2m was stolen from an exhibition in the early hours of Monday morning. Featuring a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on one side, the solid gold coin has a face value of $CAD1million. However, because it is 100kg of pure gold, its gold bullion value is much greater than its face value. The Royal Canadian … Continue reading

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Sophie Wessex Dons Blue Victoria Beckham Ensemble For Charity Lunch

  March 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was a guest at an annual luncheon at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on Monday which was held in benefit of the charity Mencap. Sophie, who looked stunning in a royal blue knit skirt from the Victoria Beckham label, paired with the matching turtleneck top, viewed a fashion show of frocks and hats put together by designer Suzannah Crabb specifically for the lunch. The Countess is patron … Continue reading

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Princess Anne’s Granddaughters Enjoy A Day At Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm by

The three energiser bunnies Princess Anne calls granddaughters enjoyed a day of sunshine on the first day of the Gatcombe Horse Trials today, as they watched their mother/aunt compete in the event. Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall spent the day chasing each other around the grassy paddocks, picking flowers, patting dogs and enjoying a crepe treat, as the Princess Royal, Sir Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips, and Mike … Continue reading

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Prince George Set To Attend Thomas’s Battersea School in September

  March 24, 2017 at 10:14 pm by

Kensington Palace today announced that Prince George, the three-year-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will begin primary school in September at Thomas’s Battersea in South London. “TRH are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education,” the statement read. The youngster currently attends a Montessori nursery school in Norfolk. The co-educational preparatory school educates 540 pupils … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Westminster Attack Victims; Queen Appoints ‘Hero’ MP To Privy Council

  March 24, 2017 at 1:21 pm by

The Prince of Wales spent time earlier today at King’s College Hospital where he met individuals injured in Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Westminster. Five victims from the attack – which left four innocent people dead – are still being treated the hospital, among them university student Travis Frain, who posted a photograph of himself and Prince Charles on social media. The Prince asked “him how he was doing and asked him … Continue reading

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“There Is No Rule Book, No Right or Wrong” – Duchess of Cambridge Speaks Motherhood At Film Launch

  March 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken about the joys and challenges of motherhood as she helped launch a film series put together by family charity Best Beginnings. “Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother.  It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together,” Kate said, remarking how it is challenging even for people … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie of York at 27: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  March 23, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Today is the 27th birthday of Princess Eugenie of York, the younger daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson. The Princess – like her sister – has never been afraid to take a sartorial risk, and has really grown into her fashion style over the past few years, so let’s take a look at her five best fashion moments. 5. Attending the 2016 Trooping the Colour, Princess Eugenie donned a … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Cancels Thursday Engagement In Wake of London Terror Attack

  March 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm by

In the wake of Wednesday afternoon’s terror attack in Westminster, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh’s planned engagement to open the new headquarters of the Metropolitan Police has been postponed. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said this evening that “in light of today’s events the decision has been taken to postpone the Queen’s engagement to New Scotland Yard” and that it will be rescheduled for another date. Three people were killed when … Continue reading

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