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And The State Visits Keep Rolling In: A List Of Upcoming Events

  February 14, 2017 at 11:44 pm by

With today’s confirmation King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have accepted the invitation to pay a state visit to Denmark next month, the list of upcoming state visits across Europe has grown again. So that none get missed in the royal watching calendar, we’ve gathered all the necessary information below. State Visit from Canada to Sweden The Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, will be arriving in Sweden next week to … Continue reading

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Camilla Hits The Dance Floor With Charity Volunteers In Bristol

  February 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall is never one to shy away from actively taking part in her royal engagements – she is the first to try local treats on offer, happy to make purchases at small market stalls if something catches her eye, and today, took to the dance floor for some swing dancing during her visit to Bristol. Camilla was a guest of honour at the Vintage Tea Party hosted … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge Visits RAF Base To Meet Air Cadets

  February 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm by

On February 14, the Duchess of Cambridge visited an RAF base in Wittering, near Peterborough. She is the royal patron of the Honorary Air Commandment of the RAF Air Cadets. Kate met young cadets who were taking part in a skills development camp at the base. She had the opportunity to experience an aircraft, to which Flight Lieutenant Michael Salter, who was assisting her, said “she was extremely good – she … Continue reading

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New Cyber Security Centre Opened By Queen Elizabeth in London

  February 14, 2017 at 10:52 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today visited the new National Cyber Security Centre in London, where the monarch officially opened the centre. The couple were given a tour of the NCSC, whose aim is “to make the UK the safest place to live and work online by reducing cyber security risk”. They watched a staffer demonstrate how a cyber attack is handled, and visited the ‘home of the … Continue reading

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Catherine Makes BAFTA Awards Debut in Alexander McQueen

  February 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge made her BAFTA Awards debut on Sunday evening, accompanying her husband to the prestigious event at the Royal Albert Hall. She wore a bespoke Alexander McQueen black floral evening gown with a tiered skirt and Bardot neckline. The dress was worn with a pair of statement diamond earrings with a pale pink central stone, and the diamond bracelet Queen Elizabeth received as a wedding gift from Prince … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales Hosts Holocaust and Genocide Survivors At St James’s

  February 9, 2017 at 1:42 pm by

On Thursday at St James’s Palace in London, the Prince of Wales hosted a reception for survivors of the Holocaust and the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. Prince Charles was presented with the International Auschwitz Committee’s Statue of Remembrance during the reception, for his “work promoting tolerance and open-mindedness”. The statue is an inverted ‘B’, in honour of the resistance shown by prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp who inverted … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Pay Visit to Hull, UK City of Culture For 2017

  February 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent Wednesday in Hull, the city which has been named as the UK’s City of Culture for the year 2017. Beginning at the newly refurbished Ferens Art Gallery, the royal visitors were given a tour of several exhibitions, one of which featured the 14th century painting Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter by Pietro Lorenzetti. Camilla also stopped in at the Education … Continue reading

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On This Day: Mary, Queen of Scots Executed

  February 8, 2017 at 3:00 am by

430 years ago, Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in the Great Hall of Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire, England. She had been found guilty of treason in October 1586 for her role in the Babington Plot to assassinate the English Queen, Elizabeth I, and take over the throne. Queen Mary – who had been imprisoned in England for almost 19 years after she fled her native Scotland following her forced … Continue reading

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Camilla Dons Royal Blue For Modernism Exhibition Visit

  February 7, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

At Two Temple Place in London on Tuesday, the Duchess of Cornwall toured the new ‘Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion’ exhibition that has been put together to “celebrate Sussex’s modern artistic heritage”. Camilla saw the over 120 pieces that make up the exhibition, including Salvador Dali’s Mae West Lips Sofa. She also tried her hand at origami with some school children visiting the exhibition, before making a stop in the gift … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Help Kick Off Children’s Mental Health Week

  February 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid a visit to Mitchell Brook Primary School in London to help launch Children’s Mental Health Week. The school was the host of Place2Be’s Big Assembly. After being greeted by a steel pan children’s orchestra, William and Kate sat in on the assembly where pupils from the school were presented with awards celebrating their kind actions towards others – the theme of this year’s Children’s Mental … Continue reading

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The Sapphire Queen: Elizabeth II Becomes First British Monarch To Reign For 65 Years

  February 6, 2017 at 7:30 am by

Today marks yet another milestone in the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom – as of the early hours of February 6, 2017, she has been on the throne for sixty-five years. The Queen is the first monarch in British history to reach this milestone. There will be no public celebration to mark the occasion, as the Queen will spend the day as she usually … Continue reading

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Catch Me If You Can: Prince Harry Bests William & Kate During Relay Sprint

  February 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm by

Taking part in a relay race during a training event for the London Marathon with Heads Together teams, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were defeated by Prince Harry on their starting leg of the relay. With a grin on his face, the Prince looked back over his shoulder several times as he neared the change-over to ascertain just how far ahead of his brother and sister-in-law he was. Prince … Continue reading

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Dutch, Greek and a Bea, Oh My: Society Wedding Hosts Royal Guests

  February 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm by

A Greek shipping heir married his long-time fashion designer love in London today, and the wedding ceremony at the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia saw several royals in attendance. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (wearing the same coral Elie Saab dress Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria wore to her nephew’s christening last year) made the trip with their three daughters. The younger two, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, were … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: The Royal Baby Fever of 1964

  February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am by

In February 1964, Britain was hit with royal baby fever – there were four due within the coming months. Queen Elizabeth was expecting her fourth child (Prince Edward, born March 10); Princess Margaret her second (Lady Sarah, born May 1); the Duchess of Kent was also pregnant for the second time (Lady Helen, born April 28); while Princess Alexandra of Kent was a newcomer to the motherhood group, expecting her first child (James Ogilvy, born … Continue reading

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Duchess Camilla Glams It Up For British Asian Trust Dinner

  February 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was a swirl of emerald green for a dinner the British Asian Trust with the Prince of Wales on Thursday evening. Camilla recycled an emerald velvet evening gown with a ruffled neckline, worn with a gorgeous diamond and emerald necklace. As they arrived for the annual dinner, Charles and Camilla posed for photographs with ambassadors of the Trust – which was founded in 2007 by the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits London Ambulance Service For Heads Together Campaign

  February 2, 2017 at 11:33 am by

Helping to kick off Time to Talk Day, Prince Harry paid a visit to the London Ambulance Service headquarters in London on Thursday, to help increase the conversation about mental health. Harry spoke with a number of paramedics and emergency line operators about their experiences and how their job impacts on their mental health, and what they do to counteract any negative effects. “Sometimes those first few seconds stay with … Continue reading

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Camilla Brings Along Her Own Rescue Dogs For Shelter Visit

  February 1, 2017 at 3:28 pm by

As the new Royal Patron of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the Duchess of Cornwall made her first visit to one of the charity’s centres at Old Windsor on Wednesday – accompanied by her two Jack Russels Terriers, Beth and Bluebell, whom were both rescue dogs. Camilla, wearing a grey coat dress with black accessories and a white printed scarf, toured the kennels and catteries before stopping into the clinic, … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales Shows Off Surprising Skill Set During School Visit

  February 1, 2017 at 7:08 am by

During his visit to Yahveh College, a Orthodox Jewish school in Borehamwood, today the Prince of Wales displayed a skill that many would not have thought he possessed: he is quite adept at the art balloon animal making. He was quick to accept a blue balloon as he sat down with year eight pupils working on crafting creatures led by Rabbi Avrohom Zeidman, and fashioned it into a crown that perfectly … Continue reading

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Statue of Diana To Be Erected At Kensington Palace

  January 28, 2017 at 8:48 pm by

Kensington Palace has announced that a statue of the late Diana, Princess of Wales is to be erected in the public gardens of the Palace, at the behest of her two sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. “Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy,” the two Princes said in a … Continue reading

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President Trump To Pay State Visit To UK After Accepting Invitation

  January 27, 2017 at 8:39 pm by

There will be a state visit from the United States of America to the United Kingdom sometime this year, as new President Donald Trump accepted an invitation delivered to him by Prime Minister Theresa May on behalf of Queen Elizabeth during the former’s White House visit today. “I have today been able to convey Her Majesty the Queen’s hope that President Trump and the First Lady would pay a state visit to … Continue reading

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