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The Duchess of Cornwall Unveils Charles II Statue in Newmarket (And Meets Camilla the Hamster)

  March 22, 2017 at 9:32 am by

An action-packed day in Newmarket awaited the Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday. She first visited Newmarket Academy, taking a whirlwind tour of the school to see as much of the Academy’s offerings as possible. Camilla – wearing one of her favourite outfits, a purple tartan skirt and blazer – stopped by the library, kitchens and Animal Welfare Centre, speaking with students in all areas. The Duchess helped them ice some cupcakes … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Day in Leicester

  March 21, 2017 at 10:37 am by

Tuesday as Leicester Day for Prince Harry, as he visited three different projects that provide activities designed to empower youth, and support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, respectively. His first stop was Hamilton College, where Harry joined primary school students from a local primary school that were taking part in the ‘Yes You Can’ project run by Kaine Management to bring peer mentors together with students to help them “overcome barriers … Continue reading

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Don’t Mind The Weather, Ma’am! Sophie Wessex Visits Flying Eye Hospital

  March 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was today out at Stansted Airport where she toured a the orbit Flying Eye Hospital in her role as Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Sophie, who battled the rain and wind as she arrived on the tarmac, was given a tour of the flying hospital, which is a converted MD-10 cargo freighter. During the tour, she was shown a video … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Celebrates 200 Years of British-Nepalese Relations

  March 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm by

At the Nepalese Embassy in London on Monday, Prince Harry was present for celebrations  held to conclude a year of festivities to mark 200 years of relations between the United Kingdom and Nepal. He watched cultural dance performances, including one given by Gurkha soldiers, alongside the Nepalese Ambassador to the UK, Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi, before giving a speech in which Harry spoke of his personal dealings with the country and … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge End Paris Tour

  March 18, 2017 at 9:44 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carried out engagements on the last day of their tour to Paris on March 18. The tour began the day before. A shooting had occurred at Orly Airport but William and Kate still continued their tour. Firstly, William and Kate visited Les Invalides in honour of World War II veterans and survivors of the 2015 terrorist attack at the Bataclan. William told them, “We … Continue reading

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Camilla Helps Mark Centenary of No. 100 Squadron at RAF Leeming

  March 18, 2017 at 2:35 pm by

As Honorary Air Commodore of the RAF Leeming base station in North Yorkshire, the Duchess of Cornwall today visited the base to attend centenary celebrations of the No. 100 Squadron that served in both World Wars. The Duchess viewed a parade and Hawk jet flypast by the Squadron before delivering a speech to the servicemen, recalling their lengthy history as a RAF unit. “On this very special occasion we honour the … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Begin Two-Day Visit to Paris

  March 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today begun their two-day visit to the French capital, on the request of the British Foreign Office. First up was an audience with President François Hollande at Élysée Palace. William and Catherine (who was still wearing the dark green Catherine Walker coat dress from her morning engagement in London) posed for photographs with the President on the steps of the Palace’s front entrance, before they … Continue reading

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Pull Us A Pint, Sir! Prince Charles Spends St Patrick’s Day In A Brewery

  March 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm by

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than at a brewery? That was what was on the agenda for the Prince of Wales this March 17, as he visited Wadworth Brewery in Wiltshire. Prince Charles was given a tour of the Brewery, which brews seven different ales, learning about its history before trying his hand at pulling a pint in the pub. He also contributed to a commemorative plaque created … Continue reading

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William and Kate Present Shamrocks To The Irish Guards

  March 17, 2017 at 8:27 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have this morning presented the traditional shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in a ceremony at their barracks in Hounslow to mark St Patrick’s Day. Among those receiving shamrock sprigs from William, who is the Colonel of the Regiment, and Catherine was the Regiment’s mascot, an Irish wolfhound named Domhnall. Following the presentation, the couple posed for the Sergeants’ and Officers’ Mess photos, before attending a reception … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Happy St Patrick’s Day From Elizabeth & Jean!

  March 17, 2017 at 4:00 am by

March 17, 1997: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was joined by Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Jean for the presentation of shamrocks to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in the traditional St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the Elizabeth Barracks in Surrey. The Grand Duke, who abdicated in 2000, served as a volunteer in the Irish Guards during the Second World War, before undertaking military training at Sandhurst and eventually rising the ranks to … Continue reading

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Zara Rocks The Fur and Fedora On Day Three of Cheltenham Festival

  March 16, 2017 at 5:14 pm by

Zara Tindall is currently two out of three for her 2017 Cheltenham Festival outfits, with today’s brown coat topped with a fur stole and burgundy and gold beaded fedora easily topping yesterday’s houndstooth outfit. The outfit was perfectly chic and definitely played on Zara’s exuberant personality. She was joined by husband Mike for day three of the festival. Also present for the day’s races were the Princess Royal, who was accompanied by … Continue reading

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Blooming in Blue: Queen Elizabeth Reopens Army Museum

  March 16, 2017 at 11:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Kent for Thursday’s reopening of the recently refurbished National Army Museum in London. After being welcomed with a kiss from her cousin, the Duke of Kent, who is patron of the National Army Museum, the royal party toured the Army Gallery, viewing the new exhibition of military uniforms over the years. One of the uniforms on … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Speaks Mental Health With Veterans At London Conference

  March 16, 2017 at 4:17 am by

As part of the Heads Together Campaign, Prince Harry participated in the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference at King’s College London. Harry met a number of military personnel who were injured in combat and saw their mental health suffer as a result. Among them were former Royal Marine Philip Eaglesham, who contracted Q Fever while in Afghanistan, and Major Ivan Castro, who lost his eyesight during a tour of Iraq. The conference was organised by in … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Cheltenham Festival’s Ladies Day

  March 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

Several royal ladies were present for Ladies Day at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday. The Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal and Zara Tindall attended the day with friends. Andrew Parker-Bowles also joined. Camilla, in a mint green coat with a gorgeous moss green Philip Treacy felt hat (whose shades didn’t quite work the best together), presented the trophy to the winning connection of the Queen Mother Champion Chase, Special Tiara. … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Epping Forest Conservation Project

  March 15, 2017 at 7:53 am by

Prince Harry made a visit to Epping Forest on Wednesday March 15, to see their conservation work and tour the Wood Pasture Restoration Project. Epping Forest has been dedicated to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, an initiative designed to “create a global network of indigenous forests to benefit communities and wildlife” in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s lengthy service to the Commonwealth. The Prince joined pupils from several local primary schools that visit the … Continue reading

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Perfect Like A Peacock: Zara Tindall Stuns At Cheltenham Festival

  March 14, 2017 at 5:19 pm by

Zara Tindall attended the first day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on Tuesday, and looked fabulous in a Reiss belted navy coat and dress with an eye-catching headpiece from milliner Juliette Botterill. The peacock blue fascinator, which is made of velvet with a silk bow and peacock feathers, provided provided the perfect amount of contrasting colour to liven up the outfit. She was joined by her husband, Mike … Continue reading

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Camilla’s Wash Bag Project Goes Nation-Wide

  March 14, 2017 at 3:59 pm by

An initiative founded by the Duchess of Cornwall to provide essential products to victims of rape and sexual abuse has been launched nationwide on Tuesday, as the Duchess made a visit to the headquarters of Boots UK in Nottingham. Camilla, who made her first visit to a Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Referral Centre in 2009, met with the 100 volunteers who spent days packing 12,000 wash bags to be delivered … Continue reading

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A Father-Son Engagement For Charles & Harry As They Present Medals To Gurkha Soldiers

  March 14, 2017 at 11:20 am by

The Prince of Wales enjoyed a duo engagement with his younger son, Prince Harry, today as they presented operational service medals to soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles. Taking place in Buckingham Palace’s ballroom, the two Princes presented 154 soldiers with one of two service medals (either the Afghanistan Operational Service Medal, or the Accumulated Campaign Service Medal for those who already had the former) to mark their … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Luise Margarete of Prussia

  March 14, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the only Duchess of Connaught and Strathearn, Princess Luise Margarete of Prussia. Born on July 15, 1860 at the Marble Palace in Potsdam, Luise Margarete was the youngest daughter of Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia and Princess Maria Anna of Anhalt-Dessau. Among her ancestors were Kings of Prussia, Tsars of Russia, Grand Dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, the first Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Landgraves of … Continue reading

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British Royal Celebrate Commonwealth Day With Westminster Abbey Service

  March 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family were present at an inter-faith church service to celebrate Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey today. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh headed the royal contingent which included the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Wessex, whom were all greeted by the Dean of Westminster upon their arrival. During the service readings and … Continue reading

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