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British royal family at Commonwealth Day service

  March 12, 2019 at 10:35 am by

On March 11; the Queen was joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were earlier also performing other related engagements, at a Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, England. British Prime Minister Theresa May was also at the service, and band Clean Bandit gave a performance. Faith leaders, high commissioners, ambassadors as well … Continue reading

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Earl of Wessex given new title on birthday

  March 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm by

On March 10, the Earl of Wessex turned fifty-five and was given the Scottish title Earl of Forfar by the Queen in addition to his current title, the Earl of Wessex, which was granted to him when he married his wife, Sophie Rhys-Jones, in June 1999. The Earl of Forfar is a Scottish title that dates back to 1661 and was first created for the Douglas Family. Archibald Douglas was … Continue reading

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Surprise WE Day engagement for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

  March 6, 2019 at 6:19 pm by

On March 6, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprised crowds as they entered the stage of the WE Day celebrations at Wembley Arena; an event celebrating young people. Celebrities such as Naomi Campbell and Nicole Scherzinger also attended the event, which was founded in 1995 by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger and aims to bring young people together to discuss world issues and changes. The Duke performed a speech … Continue reading

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50th anniversary reception for Prince Charles as Prince of Wales

  March 6, 2019 at 6:14 pm by

On March 5, a reception was hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace to mark fifty years since her son Prince Charles became the Prince of Wales, a title he gained during a ceremony in 1968. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Princess Royal, the Earl and Countess of Snowdon as well as the British prime minister Theresa May, the Archbishop of Canterbury … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Morocco

  February 26, 2019 at 3:22 am by

From February 23 – 25, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex undertook a visit to Morocco a week after the King and Queen of Spain also visited the country. On February 23, the Sussexes arrived at Casablanca Airport where they were offered traditional milk and dates upon arrival and then went on to meet fifteen-year-old Crown Prince Moulay Hassan at the Royal Residence of Rabat where they were staying. The … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge at Mental Health in Education event

  February 13, 2019 at 4:26 pm by

On February 13, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a conference at Mercers Hall in London in aid of the Royal Foundation’s ‘Mental Health in Education’ programme. Delegates from the mental health and education sectors were present at the conference, where she said “and as we have heard today, it is therefore vital that we support teachers with their own wellbeing so that they can find the best level of care … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the BAFTAs

  February 11, 2019 at 5:54 pm by

On February 10, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honour at the BAFTA award ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Duchess of Cambridge rubbed shoulders with Olivia Colman, who won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite and co-star Rachel Weisz, who won Best Supporting Actress in the same film. Rami Malek was given the Best Actor award … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Endeavour Awards

  February 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm by

On February 7, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Endeavour Awards at Draper’s Hall in London. The awards are in aid of the Endeavour Fund, which helps wounded, sick and injured military personnel. The organisation was founded in 2014 and hosts an award ceremony each year. The winner of the recognising achievement award was Kelly Ganfield, who won a gold medal at the Invitcus Games in Sydney last … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Bristol

  February 1, 2019 at 5:58 pm by

On February 1, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited One25, a charity helping female sex workers, the Bristol Old Vic and Empire Fighting Chance. The Duke and Duchess began their visit as they were greeted by snowy weather which is affecting most of the UK and caused schools and workplaces to close in Bristol, where they were welcomed by crowds of schoolchildren who had braved the cold to greet … Continue reading

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Duchess of Sussex at the National Theatre in London

  January 30, 2019 at 4:35 pm by

On January 30, the Duchess of Sussex visited the National Theatre on the South Bank in London. Meghan succeeded from Elizabeth II as patron of the National Theatre as was announced earlier this month. The Queen was patron of the organisation for forty five years. The Duchess met staff at the National Theatre and also participated in a workshop with members of the Pericles production. She then met apprentices working … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Dundee

  January 30, 2019 at 4:32 pm by

On January 29, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opened a new branch of the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland. Kate became patron of the V&A in February 2018, and the new museum was the centre of a project aiming to regenerate Dundee’s waterfront to reshape the city’s future as a hub for creative industries. Kate is a keen photographer and said she was “thrilled to be standing … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge launches family helpline in Lewisham

  January 23, 2019 at 11:07 am by

On January 22, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the South East London offices of Family Action to launch their new call, texting and email service FamilyLine, which supports parents and carers who are struggling to look after their children at home. During the visit, Kate wore a dress from Beulah, a fashion brand based in London that donates money to vulnerable women who are victims of modern slavery and domestic … Continue reading

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Duke of Edinburgh in car crash

  January 18, 2019 at 11:24 am by

On January 17, the Duke of Edinburgh crashed his car on the A149 in Norfolk, causing his Land Rover to turn over. He escaped from the crash unharmed and it is known that the other passengers and drivers who were also in the incident are also safe. The crash occurred the day before counselors in Norfolk had agreed to cut the speed limit on the A149 as there had been … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge visits community garden

  January 15, 2019 at 5:26 pm by

On January 15, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the King Henry’s Walk community garden in Islington to observe how the project brings local people together through gardening. The Duchess visited children from St. Jude and St. Paul’s Primary School, who were making pizzas when she first arrived at the garden. The garden is supported by Islington Council and contains growing plots for local residents where the use of organic growing … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Birkenhead

  January 14, 2019 at 11:09 pm by

On January 14, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Birkenhead, a town in Merseyside. The couple firstly visited Hamilton Square, where they saw a new Wilfred Owen sculpture that was made on the occasion of the centenary of the poet’s death. Afterwards Harry and Meghan chatted with local residents at Number 7, a Feeding Birkenhead citizen’s supermarket cafe which provides food for those who are unable to afford it … Continue reading

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Duchess of Sussex visits new patronage Smart Works

  January 10, 2019 at 6:21 pm by

On January 10, the Duchess of Sussex visited her new patronage Smart Works, an organisation which provides high quality interview clothes for women who are looking for work. During the visit, Meghan commented that one of her Oscar de la Renta bags she donated to the charity wasn’t received too well by one of the women at the charity, which is based at St. Charles’s Hospital in North Kensington. Meghan … Continue reading

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British royal family spend annual Christmas at Sandringham

  December 26, 2018 at 5:08 pm by

On December 25, the British royal family were photographed walking to St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk for their annual Christmas gathering. Those in attendance were the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of York, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Eugenie and new husband Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on two engagements in London

  December 12, 2018 at 4:07 pm by

On December 11, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Passage, a homeless organization in London, as well as the Evelina Children’s Hospital in St. Thomas’s Hospital in Lambeth. At the Passage, the couple chatted to volunteers and raised awareness of the effect of drugs such as Spice on the public, as well as mental health and homelessness. At the Passage’s St. Vincent’s centre in Victoria, the Cambridges helped … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend RAF Christmas Party

  December 4, 2018 at 5:27 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Christmas Party at Kensington Palace for personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham and their children. Charlie van Straubenzee’s wife Daisy Jenks filmed the event, which was supported by the Royal British Legion. The Duke of Cambridge is the Honorary Air Commandment of RAF Coningsby and Marham. The couple spoke to the children and their parents, where William bumped into an old … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Royal Variety Performance

  November 19, 2018 at 9:05 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended 2018’s Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium on November 19. The Duke and Duchess met with performers before watching the show in the Palladium, including boyband Take That and the cast of Hamilton, which the couple have already seen twice together. Meghan, who is currently pregnant with her first child, was greeted by seven-year-old Darcie-Rae Moyse, who presented her with a bouquet of flowers. This … Continue reading

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