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Fun Florals For Her Majesty At Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo Final

  June 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed a day at the polo on Sunday, as they attended the final of the Cartier Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park. Her Majesty was perfectly decked out for the sunny weather England has been having in recent days, wearing a lilac frock with a multi-coloured floral print and matching hat. She presented the winner’s trophy to the RH Polo … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Buckingham Palace

  June 18, 2017 at 4:30 am by

The East Front of Buckingham Palace during the 2009 Trooping the Colour Location: City of Westminster, London, United Kingdom Built: 1702-1705 (original – Buckingham House); 1826-1837 (expansion); 1847 (expansion – East Front) Architect: Captain William Winde (original); John Nash and Edward Blore (expansion) Commissioned By: John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (original); George IV of the United Kingdom (expansion); Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Albert, Prince Consort (expansion) Style: French Neo-Classical … Continue reading

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Princess Maria Olympia Walks Dolce & Gabbana In Milan

  June 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm by

On the runway of Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion show for Milan Men’s Fashion Week on Saturday was Princess Maria Olympia of Greece. The 20-year-old daughter of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his wife Marie-Chantal wore a white negligee-style minidress and an khaki bomber jacket for her walk down the runway. Maria Olympia joined Lady Amelia Windsor and a host of other ‘It Girls’ recently in Palermo for a photo shoot … Continue reading

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Trooping the Colour Celebrated On A Sunny London Day

  June 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm by

The official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated on Saturday, and London kept up the glorious weather it has been having lately for the Trooping the Colour event. Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh began the day with a minute’s silence in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, in honour of the victims of this week’s Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. They were then joined by members of the Royal … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth, Prince William Visit Community Affected By Grenfell Tower Fire

  June 16, 2017 at 11:27 am by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Cambridge have paid a visit to the Westway Sports Centre in west London today, which has been turned into a makeshift refuge for the now-homeless residents of Grenfell Tower that was destroyed by a large fire on Wednesday morning. Emergency service workers and representatives from the Red Cross were on hand to discuss the disaster with the royal visitors, who appeared visibly affected. Volunteers then … Continue reading

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Nautical Colours For A Nautical Event: Catherine Visits 1851 Trust Roadshow

  June 16, 2017 at 10:55 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge stuck to her tried and tested ‘navy and cream for anything sailing related’ theory today as she paid a visit to the Land Rover BAR 1851 Trust Roadshow at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in London. Donning a pair of navy blue cropped trousers that flared out at the hem from J. Crew and a white shirt and Zara blazer, Catherine spent time with pupils from … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Garter Day 1986

  June 16, 2017 at 3:00 am by

As we will not witness an Order of the Garter service this year due to the recent general election in the United Kingdom and the subsequent State Opening of Parliament this coming Wednesday, today’s Flashback Friday is a small consolation: Queen Elizabeth II in her Garter robes on Garter Day 1986.

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“Magic”: Prince Harry Praises Strength of Londoners During Visit to Borough Market

  June 15, 2017 at 10:07 am by

Prince Harry has described the strength of the London community as “magic” during his visit this morning to Borough Market, the scene of the June 3 terrorist attack. The Prince spoke with a number of traders, restaurant staff and security who were at work two Saturdays ago when three terrorists attacked London Bridge and Borough Market, killing eight people. He also praised the efforts of staff who did their best … Continue reading

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Prince Harry and the Cambridges Donate To Grenfell Tower Victims

  June 15, 2017 at 9:48 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have donated an undisclosed amount of money to the fund established by the Evening Standard in support of the victims of Wednesday’s horrific Grenfell Tower fire. “The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund has immediately swung into … Continue reading

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Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma Dies Aged 93

  June 14, 2017 at 9:44 am by

It was announced on Wednesday that Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma passed away on June 13 at the age of 93 surrounded by her family at her home in Mersham, Kent. A family spokesperson said that “arrangements for a funeral in London followed by the burial service in Mersham will be announced in due course”. Patricia was the elder daughter of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and … Continue reading

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175 Years On: Queen Elizabeth Follows Another Queen’s Train Journey Footsteps

  June 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have today retraced the steps of their mutual ancestor, Queen Victoria, who on this day in 1842 became the first British monarch to travel by train. Arriving at Slough Railway Station, the royal duo were taken to the station’s original waiting room where they were shown a timeline of the Great Western Railway’s history, and saw exhibitions of artwork made by local schoolchildren. Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Opens New Postal Museum

  June 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm by

In London on Tuesday, the Princess Royal was tasked with officially opening the new Postal Museum and Mail Rail on Phoenix Place. Wearing an ice blue skirt suit, Princess Anne toured the new facility that showcases the history of the British mail service. She inspected various exhibitions that demonstrate the technological advances that have changed mail delivery over the centuries, as well as historic moments seen by the service. The Princess … Continue reading

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Eugenie Dons Floral Erdem For UNAIDS Gala in Switzerland

  June 12, 2017 at 9:22 pm by

Wearing a floral dress from Erdem she first wore last year for her interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Princess Eugenie on Monday evening co-hosted the UNAIDS Gala in Basel, Switzerland that is held annually as part of Art Basel and Design Miami / Basel. The Princess posed on the red carpet with Rodman Primack, the director of Design Miami / Basel, and Ndaba Mandela, grandson of the late Nelson Mandela. The gala raises money for prevention and … Continue reading

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Kate Pays Surprise Visit to London Attack Victims and Hospital Staff

  June 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge has paid an unannounced visit to King’s College Hospital in London to meet with medical staff who treated victims of the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack two Saturdays ago. Greeted by the hospital’s Chief Executive Nick Moberly and Medical Director Professor Julia Wendon, Catherine was given a quick tour of the emergency department where she was introduced to staff, including the team leaders who head up … Continue reading

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The Duke of York Joins Falklands War Commemoration Service

  June 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

The Duke of York was present today at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College in Berkshire for a service commemorating the 35th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. He joined over 800 veterans and their families for the service, during which he gave a reading. Prince Andrew served in the Falklands War aboard the HMS Invincible, an aircraft carrier where he was a Sea King helicopter pilot. Argentina surrendered on June … Continue reading

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Keep Up! Mia Tindall Enjoys Day at Polo With Cousins

  June 11, 2017 at 5:33 pm by

Today, Zara and Mike Tindall with their three-year-old daughter Mia, as well as the Duke of Cambridge, were seen at a polo match at the Beaufort Polo Club. Little Mia proved to be quite the handful as she was chased her cousin Prince William across the field. Mia is already said to have “quite a personality”. Mike has also said that Mia loves being active outdoors and started horse riding last … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge Reviews Irish Guards Ahead of Trooping

  June 10, 2017 at 11:05 am by

At Horse Guards Parade today in London, the Duke of Cambridge took the Colonel’s Review ahead of next week’s Trooping the Colour, the official celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday. Prince William, astride his mount Wellesley, inspected the troops of the Irish Guards, the regiment of which he is Royal Colonel. He then joined the 1,400 troops from across the Household Division that will be taking part in Trooping the Colour … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Visits Girlguiding Headquarters

  June 9, 2017 at 7:56 am by

On Thursday evening, the Countess of Wessex was present at a reception hosed by Girlguiding UK at their headquarters in London. Wearing a lovely deep blue peplum top and black skirt, Sophie chatted with Girlguiding advocates and staff about their work, and how girlguiding helps young women achieve their goals. Sophie has been the organisation’s President since 2003. The Countess of Wessex, President of @Girlguiding, has attended a reception at … Continue reading

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Arise, Sir Leek! Camilla’s Day of Fun at The South of England Show

  June 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall had an intriguing day at the South of England Show on Thursday, what with all the knighting farm folk and petting stick insects she did. During her rounds of the show grounds, the Duchess came across Farmer Giles (actor Callum Arnott) who all but demanded the Duchess knight him – which she quickly did, with a leek. “‘Is that it? Just on the one shoulder? Oh, you’re not the … Continue reading

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Battle of Messines Centenary Commemorated by Prince William and Princess Astrid

  June 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm by

At the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines, Belgium on Wednesday, the Duke of Cambridge and Princess Astrid of Belgium commemorated 100 years of the Battle of Messines Ridge. The Taoiseach of Ireland, Enda Kelly, was also present. The Battle was the first where Irish soldiers from both the Unionist and Nationalists sides fought side-by-side. Prince William and Princess Astrid attended the commemoration service, before laying wreaths at the Round Tower in memory of … Continue reading

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