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New Details Announced For Harry and Meghan’s Windsor Wedding

  February 12, 2018 at 5:54 am by

Further details have been announced today by Kensington Palace for the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple’s wedding ceremony, held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, will begin at noon conducted by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will then officiate the vows. Following the ceremony, the bridge and groom will take part in a carriage procession from the Chapel … Continue reading

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The Royals in PyeongChang: Opening Weekend

  February 11, 2018 at 10:00 pm by

Following Friday night’s opening ceremony, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games kicked in to high gear over the weekend, with the first medals awarded and dozens of events held across PyeongChang and neighbouring Gangneung. Amongst the thousands of spectators were royals from the Netherlands, Monaco, Luxembourg and the UK. King Willem-Alexander, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands were on hand on Saturday to congratulate three … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Death of Princess Margaret

  February 9, 2018 at 6:00 am by

February 9, 2002: Members of the public read the announcement hanging on the gates of Buckingham Palace that Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, had died earlier that morning at the age of 71. The Princess had suffered a stroke and died at 6:30am, local time, at King Edward VII Hospital in London.

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32m Underground: Charles and Camilla Open New London Power Tunnels

  February 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were charged with officially opening the London Power Tunnels project of the National Grid UK on Wednesday, at the Highbury sub-station in London. Ahead of the opening – where Charles and Camilla pushed the large red button with Snap’s I’ve Got The Power playing in the background – the Prince donned a fluro orange hi-vis jacket and hard hat, and headed 32km underground … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank To Wed On October 12

  February 2, 2018 at 11:45 am by

On Friday, the Duke of York announced the date that his younger daughter, Princess Eugenie, will marry her fiancee, Mr Jack Brooksbank: the couple will marry on October 12th. The Princess and Mr Brooksbank, who announced their engagement on January 22nd, will marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor in the year’s second royal wedding at the location. The marriage of Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie to Mr Jack Brooksbank will … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Diana in New York

  February 2, 2018 at 6:00 am by

February 2, 1989: The Princess of Wales visits the Urban Family Centre on the Lower East Side during her three-day visit to New York City.

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Harry and Meghan Present The Endeavour Fund Awards

  February 1, 2018 at 8:58 pm by

The Endeavour Fund Awards honouring wounded servicemen and women who have achieved sporting and adventure successes were presented on Thursday evening at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in London, with Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle in attendance. Harry and Meghan, following a reception with the nominees, each took to the stage during the ceremony to present an award. Meghan, who said she was “privileged” to be at the event, presented the Celebrating Excellence … Continue reading

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Catherine Stuns In Alexander McQueen During Dinner In Norway

  February 1, 2018 at 8:49 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge led the fashion stakes on Thursday evening during a black-tie dinner hosted at the Royal Palace of Olso by King Harald V of Norway in honour of the Cambridges’ official visit to the Scandinavian nation. ‘Grecian goddess’ was the term most frequently used by the media to describe Catherine’s appearance in a cream chiffon Alexander McQueen evening gown with a cape overlay and diamanté embellishment around … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall A Captive Audience During Visit To Royal Academy of Dance

  February 1, 2018 at 11:14 am by

On Thursday, the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit to the Royal Academy of Dance headquarters in Battersea, where she was treated to a number of ballet performances. One of the main groups that danced for her was the Silver Swans, a ballet class for women over the age of 55 to help them with their “mobility, posture, coordination and energy levels”. Camilla – wearing a lovely blue check skirt and jacket … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Begin Scandinavia Tour in Sweden

  January 30, 2018 at 7:34 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kicked off their tour of Scandinavia on Tuesday in Sweden, where they met with members of the Swedish Royal Family. First, William and Catherine – rugged up against the cold Swedish winter – attended a bandy hockey game in central Stockholm, learning about the sport from youngsters who play it. The royal pair were also given the opportunity to take three penalty shots on goal … Continue reading

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Camilla Tries Her Hand At Ale-Making During Visit To Swindon

  January 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall visited Swindon, in the south-west of England, on Tuesday where she tried her hand at brewing ale during her visit to Arkell’s Brewery. “I’m only here for the beer!” the Duchess joked as she arrived at the family-run business which is marking 175 years of operation this year. She was given a tour of the brewing facility before coming to a room where a new, special beer … Continue reading

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Prince of Wales Views Exhibition of Art Work From Collection of Charles I

  January 29, 2018 at 8:52 pm by

The Prince of Wales was given a special viewing of the Charles I: King and Collector exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts on Monday evening. Walking through 150 paintings from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, including the famed Le Roi à la chasse (Charles I at the Hunt) by Sir Anthony van Dyck, with curators Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Per Rumberg, Prince Charles became one of the first people to see the … Continue reading

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New Coin Celebrates Four Generations of House Windsor

  January 29, 2018 at 2:07 pm by

The Royal Mint in the United Kingdom has released a new coin to celebrate four generations of the House of Windsor: Queen Elizabeth II and her three direct heirs – the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge. The coin features the initials of all four royals, three crowns to symbolise the three direct heirs to the throne, and oak branches to honour the House … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Church Service at Sandringham

  January 28, 2018 at 11:40 am by

On January 28, members of the British Royal Family attended a Sunday church service at St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk where the Queen and Prince Philip are enjoying their extended Christmas holiday. Princess Anne and her husband Tim Laurence, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, were also in attendance. Prince Philip lead his relatives on the walk to church whilst well-wishers watched them walk in. According … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Shown Special Technology To Help Domestic Violence Victims During Met Police Visit

  January 25, 2018 at 1:33 pm by

During a visit to the Metropolitan Police offices in Lambeth on Thursday, the Duchess of Cornwall was shown special technology developed by Vodafone that is being used to provide extra support and assistance to victims of domestic violence. TecSOS devices – which sends a signal to police when activated by their holder, giving police details about the holder’s location and situation so a rapid response can be issued – are … Continue reading

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Over The Moon: ‘Just Jack and Eug’ Give Engagement Interview

  January 22, 2018 at 6:16 pm by

After announcing their engagement on Monday morning, Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank gave a short interview to Matt Baker of the BBC’s The One Show later that day at Buckingham Palace. The couple – who also had their official engagement portraits shot in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace today – spoke of Mr Brooksbank’s lake-side proposal earlier in January during a trip to Nicaragua. “The lake was so beautiful. The … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Engaged to Jack Brooksbank

  January 22, 2018 at 6:27 am by

Two babies, and now two weddings for the Windsor clan in 2018! The Duke and Duchess of York have this morning announced the engagement of their younger daughter, Princess Eugenie, to her long-time boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank. The Yorks were “delighted” to make the announcement, with the statement also saying the wedding will take place in autumn at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank – who have been … Continue reading

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Let It Snow! The Yorks Attend Church With The Queen Amidst Snowflakes

  January 21, 2018 at 11:20 am by

A little light snowfall couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Yorks as they attended church with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on Sunday morning. The royal party all appeared in good spirits as they made their way out of St Lawrence Church in Castle Rising, Norfolk, heading back to Sandringham House. It had started to snow partway through the service (which gifted the photographers in attendance some lovely … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Baby Alexandra of Kent Makes Her Debut

  January 19, 2018 at 3:00 am by

January 19, 1937: Almost a month after her birth, a newborn Princess Alexandra of Kent – second child and only daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark – is presented to the press by a nanny outside the family’s London home, 3 Belgrave Square.

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Harry and Meghan Take Cardiff

  January 18, 2018 at 5:04 pm by

Continuing the frenzy that has accompanied their public appearances since they announced their engagement in November, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were welcomed to Wales by large crowds as they paid a visit to Cardiff on Thursday. The couple arrived at Cardiff Castle delayed by an hour due to transportation issues, but were promptly greeted by cheers and a sea of waving Welsh flags. Harry and Meghan did a brief … Continue reading

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