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Queen’s Birthday Celebration Goes Off With A Bang

  May 16, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday was last night fêted with a spectacular performance on the final day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle. She arrived to the arena with the Duke of Edinburgh in a carriage, before being greeted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and then taking their seats in the stands for the evening’s entertainment. Among the royals attending were the … Continue reading

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Farewell Orlando, See You All in Toronto! Prince Harry Closes Invictus Games

  May 13, 2016 at 7:19 am by

The 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando came to a conclusion last night, with a celebratory closing ceremony that praised the efforts of the wounded servicemen and women who competed over the past several days. Prince Harry began the ceremony presenting Invictus Foundation Medallions to all 485 athletes, before a music performance by Flo Rida, Rachel Platten, Rascal Flatts and a military band. The Prince then returned to the stage to deliver the closing speech, … Continue reading

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How Grand! Queen Elizabeth Wins A Tesco Voucher At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 12, 2016 at 7:52 pm by

Britain’s 90-year-old monarch was all giggles earlier today as she won a £50 Tesco voucher during the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The voucher – which put a smile on Queen Elizabeth’s face as she firmly clutched it in her hand – was part of her prize as the owner of the first place runner in the Tattersalls & RoR Thoroughbred Ridden Show, Barber’s Shop. Also amongst the Queen’s winnings was £70 … Continue reading

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A Trio of Royal Ladies Help Barnardo’s Celebrate 150 Years

  May 12, 2016 at 7:27 pm by

Charity organisation Barnardo’s has celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special garden party at Buckingham Palace that was attended by the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Alexandra of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester. https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/730788715073839108 The three ladies all looked fabulous in their shades of pink and blue as they mingled with guests that were made up of Barnado’s staff, volunteers and supporters. Amongst them was couturier Bruce Oldfield, who is vice-president … Continue reading

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William Helps To Launch Male Suicide Prevention Program

  May 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge today helped to launch a new coalition between emergency services and the transport industry to help prevent male suicide in the UK. He met with workers and volunteers from several organisations – including National Rail, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and British Transport Police – during a roundtable discussion arranged by CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) at the London headquarters of Unilever, where they discussed what can be … Continue reading

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‘Special Guests’ Join Prince Harry At Invictus Games

  May 12, 2016 at 3:58 am by

Prince Harry was joined by a number of special guests at the Invictus Games yesterday, as US Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at the finals of the wheelchair rugby. The trio watched as the USA defeated Denmark in the gold medal match (earlier, Britain defeated Australia in the bronze game). They then presented the teams with their medals, Harry kissing the head of one of the American … Continue reading

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Taking a leaf out of Mr Cameron’s book? Queen Calls Chinese Officials “Very Rude”

  May 12, 2016 at 1:38 am by

So after The Queen’s birthday event with dignitaries yesterday morning, we were treated to the first Garden Party of 2016 at Buckingham Palace. However it seems that Mr Cameron’s earlier faux pas may have rubbed off on The Queen when she was overheard commenting on the rudeness of the Chinese dignitaries during their visit last year. When meeting Lucy D’Orsi, the police officer who had been in charge of operations … Continue reading

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Rain Doesn’t Dampen the Windsors’ Spirits For Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

  May 11, 2016 at 4:11 am by

The dour weather in London yesterday afternoon didn’t dampen any spirits as a garden party was hosted at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were accompanied by the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent for the party, all bringing out the umbrellas with them as they mingled with guests. During the event, the Queen was … Continue reading

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Was It Something I Said? David Cameron’s Blunder In Front of Queen

  May 11, 2016 at 4:00 am by

Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception for UK Parliament representatives on the occasion of her 90th birthday. In attendance were Prime Minister David Cameron, Speaker of the House John Bercow, Leader of the House Chris Grayling and The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Whilst being led round the room by the Speaker of the House Her Majesty stumbles upon Mr Cameron and Chris Grayling, “the great axis of powers”. Mr Cameron … Continue reading

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Cycling Sophie Announces Her ‘Duke of Ed’ Diamond Anniversary Challenge

  May 10, 2016 at 8:57 am by

The Countess of Wessex has announced that she will be undertaking her own ‘Diamond Challenge’ as part of the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. In September, Sophie will cycle 716km from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London. She will be accompanied by servicemen and women from the military regiments she is associated with: the 5th Battalion The Riffles, RAF Wittering, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army … Continue reading

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Harry Cheers On Champions, Presents Medal at Invictus Games

  May 10, 2016 at 8:43 am by

After the inspiring opening ceremony on Sunday night, Prince Harry was up bright and early yesterday to attend the first official events day of the Invictus Games. The Prince spent time at the powerlifting, the cycling and the indoor rowing throughout the day, and presented medals in at the powerlifting and cycling. Britain won its first gold medal of the Games in the men’s lightweight powerlifting. They also won gold in the … Continue reading

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We are Invictus: Prince Harry Joins Michelle Obama and Hundreds of Military Personnel At Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

  May 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

Prince Harry has given a speech receiving rapturous applause at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando this evening. The Prince spoke about how his ten years in the British Army taught him about the “importance of teamwork and camaraderie”, and showed him the sacrifices made by those in the military and their families. But it was a plane ride home alongside “the body of a Danish … Continue reading

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Little Livewire: Mia Tindall Proves A Handful At Badminton Horse Trials

  May 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm by

A few weeks after she stole the show in her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday portrait, Mia Tindall today was a handful for her relatives as they watched the Badminton Horse Trials. Mike Tindall, Timothy Laurence, and Autumn Phillips all battled the wilful two-year-old to maintain her attention throughout the day, as Mia tried to break free seemingly wanting to run around on her own accord. Grandpa Tim entertained the young one … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Mingles With Invictus Games Athletes Ahead of Tomorrow’s Opening

  May 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm by

Prince Harry has spent time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex today, mingling with athletes and watching preliminary events for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. He spent time at the swimming heats in the morning, where he spoke with British and Dutch competitors. He also delivered the first gold medal of the Games – to France – for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. Later in the day, … Continue reading

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Which Hollywood Actor Did Camilla Bump Into While Visiting Radio 2 Today?

  May 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall visited the BBC Radio Two studios in London today to met with DJ Chris Evans. The meeting was for his children’s creative writing competition, 500 Words. #500words judging is now underway. You can read all of this year's shortlisted stories here: https://t.co/v0yGHBDlAO pic.twitter.com/A5c8ZR4g0M — Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) May 6, 2016 Upon arrival to the studio, The Duchess ran into Hollywood actor Tom Hiddleston who was just … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: George V’s Silver Jubilee Celebration

  May 6, 2016 at 10:00 am by

May 6, 1935: the British Royal Family gathers in London to celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V. Among the celebrations were a carriage ride through the streets of the capital, a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, and a balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace. Here are some photographs from the day, including the adorable little Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in matching coats and cloche hats.

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Pretty in Pink: Kate Visits Portrait Gallery to View Vogue Shots

  May 4, 2016 at 8:14 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge this evening paid a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London to view their latest exhibition which celebrates the 100th anniversary of British Vogue. Kate wore a pale pink peplum top and matching skirt from Alexander McQueen that was first debuted during the 2014 Australian tour. She was shown around the exhibition – titled Vogue 100: A Century of Style – which showcases photographs commissioned by … Continue reading

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He’s A Winner! Harry and Team Victorious at Sentebale Polo Match

  May 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm by

Ahead of the Invictus Games next week, Prince Harry is spending some time in Florida also promoting his charity Sentebale. The Prince today participated in the annual Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which saw the Sentebale team take victory. Playing at a rain-soaked Valiente Polo Farm, three teams – Prince Harry’s, a local team, and a team led by Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras – took part in the round-robin event that … Continue reading

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Royally Magic As Kate Opens New Children’s Play Area at Hampton Court

  May 4, 2016 at 8:38 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge this morning met with dozens of youngsters as she officially opened the new Magic Garden play area at Hampton Court Palace. During her tour of the area – which has been designed with Tudor myths, legends and staying in mind – by architect Robert Myers, Kate spent time chatting with children who were invited to give the various activities their test-run. While speaking to children at one … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Launches 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto

  May 3, 2016 at 8:27 am by

Prince Harry has made the journey to North America for this year’s Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida but first he paid a visit to Canada to launch the 2017 edition of the Games which will take place in Toronto. The Prince had an audience with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday to discuss plans for the Games, with the Prime Minister telling the press group that the Games are “an … Continue reading

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